True North Designs

True North Designs

5.0 (7)

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True North Designs is a full service remodeling and construction company.  What makes us stand out is our dedication to service.  All projects are monitored daily, the client is informed of existing conditions as well as given weekly schedule projections. and design input is tendered at no extra charge.  We view the construction relationship as a partnership, and our purpose is to deliver what the client wants, with attention to detail, and with extreme diligence.  For a 3 month project, there are typically no more than 1-2 work days where no work is being done.  

All of our subcontractors and tradesment are professionals and craftsmen in their fields.  One of my own personal skills that exceeds that of most other contractors (from what I've been able to observe), is logistics -- ability to see the sequence and timing of various trades, and coordinate their work schedule such that there are no down days and progress flows to its maximal potential.

We have been awarded the Super Service Award by Angie's List, 7 times in the past 9 years.  My construction career started in 1978, building custom homes in Santa Barbara.  My own skills in carpentry allow me to implement and oversee the execution of all carpentry projects, from framing to kitchen and bath custom cabinetry.

Construction, and especially remodeling, is an opportunity to engage with others in the creative production of home improvements, and this organic process provides challenges for problem solving and artistic development of the home's aesthetic and structural appeal.

There are photographs of some of our work, which can be seen on Houzz, Angie's List, Facebook, and our website (sorry to say we've been too busy the past 3 years to update the website, but it is coming soon!)

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Los Angeles, CA 90066
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7 Reviews


  • Ron Joyal

    True North really understood the complexity of our bathroom design and were capable of delivering a stellar end-product. They built an on-suite that should be in Homes magazine. They kept the project clean, on time and on budget.

  • Josh Freeman

    Paul knows everything about construction. He's a problem solver, not a problem creator. He fulfills his commitments, plays fair, keeps you informed and helps you make decisions that work for you, not just for him. He has a great team and, yes, he has the most amazing dog! Give True North a try. You'll be truly happy.

  • Dorothy Rendon

    Paul is very up-front with us, explains what's going on, lets us know when a problem occurs, works with us to resolve issues. He listens to what we say & is sensitive to our needs, saving us money where he can. We always know where we are. He is very knowledgeable, but not slow to admit what he does not know & if an expert is needed.

  • Skip Kessler

    When you hire Paul North, you hire much more than just a contractor. Paul was responsible for the construction of two levels of decks starting more than 30 feet above a steep hillside. When he first looked at the plans, he realized that both the designer and structural engineer had missed an important element. He worked with the structural engineer to correct this major oversight. All through the construction Paul was more concerned about getting it right than about making money. I recommend Paul without the slightest reservation.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Discussion of what the client wants to do.

Set up a meeting at the project site.

Provide detailed estimate or quote.