Too many contractors can't be trusted to price honestly, to do quality work, to get it done within your budget and on time. So we were glad to find about the Orange County firm of Interior & Exterior Designs Inc in La Habra CA which isn't the dirt-cheap option but rather has a long list of satisfied clients who recognize the value in superior quality that's beautiful and lasts for generations. This reputation for quality has contributed to their longevity with almost three decades in business and over 4,000 jobs to their credit, with work that's 80% repeat customers and referrals, and whose customers raved to our staff when called during our research for this article. And readers of this Report are getting a free consultation (a $500 value) by calling now and saying they saw it here.
Interior & Exterior Designs Inc in Orange County: Trusted for Quality & Affordability
The Orange County firm of Interior & Exterior Designs Inc in La Habra CA is a unique find—beautiful work at affordable rates and expertise in everything from kitchen/bath remodels, home theaters, cabinets, closets, window treatments, staircases and more, and with a showroom you can visit to get ideas and make choices. Owner Leon Williams has been in the trade since 1980 and insists on giving customers quality work. He tells us, "Our joinery and construction methods are old school and built to last for generations. For example, our standard finish on woodwork gets 6 to 8 coats of lacquer."
So many other contractors do the minimum they can get away with and still get a check, so why does Leon insist on using quality methods and building things to last so long? "Most of our business is from referrals and repeat customers and they continue to use us over many years. We're doing the third or fourth home of some of our original customers. We're doing the homes of their children that were kids when we started and are now adult homeowners. Our priority with every job is to be that customer's contractor for life and that they'll want to recommend us to others, not short-term profit."
Customers we spoke to for this article back this up, so many of which telling us how they hired Leon Williams and Interior & Exterior Designs over and over for multiple projects through the years because they were always so happy with the results and the quality. Like one named Bob J., who said "Leon and his crew have done tons and tons of stuff at our house. They redid our kitchen. They redid our master bath. They did our closets, and an entertainment center. I would highly, highly recommend them," and Bob B. who told us, "We had him do a number of remodels. He did a great job. It's the best deal we've ever seen. I would definitely recommend Leon," and Susan who said, "Leon Williams does fabulous work. We've used him for over 20 years for multiple projects. I wouldn't use anyone else."
Interior & Exterior Designs Inc has a showroom in La Habra CA that although a modest size, has tons of detail and is actually more useful than many larger places. Here you see mock-up kitchen displays, lighting, coppered ceilings and marbleized columns. As Leon says, "There's way more to look at in terms of detailed colors and degrees of distressing and honing and glazing than a 20,000 square foot showroom."
Expertise with Leon Williams and Interior & Exterior Design in Orange County
Leon was playing college baseball full time when he started restoring cabinetry and furniture, learning under one of the leading craftsmen Charlie Sanford and at Curtis & Sweet, where he learned the old world craft methods, not the shortcuts taken at other shops. He founded Interior & Exterior Design Inc in 1984 and was in demand among high end designers and builders who really appreciated the level of detail and his creativity in figuring out how to meet their needs on each project. He tells us, "Lumber reps would come in and shake their head and say ‘no one is doing what you're doing, this kind of quality.'" Friends and customers describe Leon as someone with integrity, reliable, giving, and respectful of them and their homes. "I tell my installers to treat the customer's house as if it was their grandmother's. We take pride in protecting their property and keeping it clean," he says.
Leon Williams lives in Brea CA with his wife and children, including a new foster baby born three months premature with respiratory issues. "His name is Joseph," says Leon. "He's doing better now and we'll be adopting him soon. As lucky as he is, we're blessed even more. He's always smiling. I would do it again without hesitation." Leon and his wife created a program where they bring a trailer filled with donated clothes and food four times each year to homeless veterans in need, and is involved in another that searches the cities for vets in trouble to give them access to government vendors and agencies so they don't have to live on the street.
There's no better proof of value and reliability than the number and quality of previous customers who are still fans year later, who continue to hire him over and over again and to give raving recommendations to family and friends. That's exactly what we found in the Orange County firm of Interior & Exterior Designs in La Habra CA and owner Leon Williams. In the words of one customer Mary in La Habra CA, "I have used Leon Williams over the last 25 years because he is a fair estimator, does quality work, and he is there from start to finish. He has done our kitchen, master bedroom, built in cabinets, bathroom suite, in fact, I don't think there isn't a room he hasn't touched. I highly recommend Leon and wouldn't hire anyone else."