My husband and I found John knowledgeable and easy to work with. He took personal pride in the outcome of the job, and we are happy to let him showcase our house for any future work he might have. Upon completion, our house won the award as the best home in its price category from the Santa Barbara Contractors Association. John showed a lot of patience and skill incorporating our many historic and salvaged items into the structure, and I would wholeheartedly recommend him for any construction project.
­— Hope Ranch home owner

Excellence is what John Lambe Construction strives for and better that excellent is what we got. The level of quality was matched only by the professional manner of John and his crews. A more pleasant, thoughtful and fair general contractor would be hard to imagine. In a renovation project of this size and duration (six months) there will always be problems. John was immediately present on site whenever they arose and his creative problem solving was just one of many aspects of his service that deserves the very highest recommendation. We interviewed many architects and general contractors before picking Wade Davies Design and John Lambe Construction. What a great team!!
— Santa Barbara home owner

We remodeled our guest house last summer. We couldn’t be happier with both the results and the service John Lambe Construction provided. Everyone on his crew is friendly, polite, respectful and always willing to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend them.

— Montecito home owner

My 60’s home has been transformed! I continue to be amazed at the changes. The work was done in an orderly manner and the results exceeded my expectations. I recommend Lambe Construction without reservation. Details and deadlines are what they do well. It’s messy to scrape popcorn ceilings and tear up very old linoleum; to add recessed lighting and add a skylight; to add the missing metal skirting around the exterior of the house and replaster; and to put in double pane windows; but all the workers were respectful and my home is updated. Now, I have a few more items on my list for Lambe Construction!
— Santa Barbara home owner

I have personally contracted John Lambe Construction (JLC) on behalf of Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts, LLC for over $3M of construction over the last four years. JLC remains on a short list of contractors I have worked with that I continue to return to for bidding, on the spot analysis of tough design related issues, and general construction related advice. I have found JLC to provide excellent value as far as dollars spent vs. product received and John’s service-focused work ethic has proved successful in all instances.

On a personal note, Mr. Lambe has proven to be a builder of the highest character, constantly making sound decisions that represent integrity, both ethically and in terms of viable construction methods. I continue to work with Mr. Lambe on an almost daily basis and would strongly recommend his services for any project, big or small.
­— Montecito Hotels

This year, the San Ysidro Ranch was named the Best Hotel in America by Forbes Traveler, and Open Table Diners Choice just selected The Stonehouse Restaurant, as one of the best 50 restaurants in America.

These awards would never have been possible without your (John Lambe) creative vision, unique talents, and commitment to excellence. I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished through our partnership, and want to express my sincere personal appreciation for your efforts.
­— Montecito – San Ysidro Ranch

Choosing JLC as our General Contractor to do this remodel was the smartest decision that we made during the entire design and construction process. We could always count on your guidance and expertise accompanied with your patience and “can-do” attitude as we tackled this significant project together.

We also wanted you to know that it did not go unnoticed that every subcontractor that you hired including plumbers, electricians, painters, etc. were efficient and knowledgeable which made it so much easier as we progressed through the myriad of decisions that needed to be made. We also very much appreciated the fact that you gave us a budget and a timeline and adhered to both. Now that it is complete, we sit and marvel at the quality of the work including the attention to detail and the perfection of the construction.
— Santa Barbara home owner

I found John a pleasure to work with from the start. He was always ready to answer questions and he came up with a reasonable budget for the work on our house. John’s completion schedule was also precise, to the very day in fact. My husband and I were living in the house during construction, and I have to say that John and his team were very effective in making steady work progress, while minimizing the impact on my husband and I. The workers and sub-contractors used by JLC were always thoughtful and courteous, and I continue to use them for small jobs around the house. The billing process was all very clear, with complete back up when required. I considered John a good friend and gladly recommend his work.
—Montecito home owner

I am writing to give my full recommendation of John Lambe Construction. I felt safe and comfortable opening my home to all involved in the remodel under John’s supervision The project was completed in a timely fashion and exceeded all of my expectations. John Lambe is a hardworking, honest man of integrity whom I now value as a great friend. I hereby give John Lambe Construction my complete recommendation with no reservation.
— Hope Ranch home owner