We recently hired Gates Custom Homes to redo our kitchen/family room area, and flooring throughout the house. We are thrilled with the results!  They were very honest and upfront with the potential costs and the time it would take to be completed.  We were impressed with AJ’s attention to detail- he made sure that everything was done perfectly, and he was always available if we had any questions or concerns.  Heidi was great at scheduling the sub-contractors so that no time was wasted, and our remodel was finished a little before the projected date.  All of the sub-contractors were professional and skilled at their work.  We would highly recommend Gates Custom Homes, and we will definitely use them again when we are ready for the next stage of remodeling our house (master bath) in McCormick Ranch.

Gregg & Wendy Slepian

We used Gates Custom Homes for a complete kitchen and master bathroom remodel – they transformed our late 1980’s kitchen and master bath into two Pinterest perfect rooms.   After meeting with AJ and Heidi for our initial consultation/bid, we knew right away that we wanted to work with them and actually cancelled all of the other contractors that we had scheduled to come bid out our job – we knew they were going to be the perfect Scottsdale custom home builder to help us with our remodel and they did not disappoint.  It never ceased to amaze me how much pride each of their subs took in their craft – drywall, tile, paint, electric, plumbing, etc.   Gates kept us organized, was transparent when it came to budget and never made a decision without our involvement, they truly made the remodel look and feel easy!  It was so fun to work with Gates Custom Homes and we were a little sad when the remodel was over, as we really enjoyed having the team become a part of our daily lives. If we didn’t love our new kitchen and master bath as much as we do, we would be out hunting for our next house in McCormick Ranch to have Gates come in and completely rebuild it!  We not only would recommend using Gates Custom Homes to our family, friends and neighbors but truly can’t wait to work with them again.  

Sarah & Steve Hoodin

We recently hired Gates Custom Homes for our remodel in McCormick Ranch. We are extremely happy with the results. They are very professional, knowledgeable, and it was a pleasure working with them. They have long standing relationships with an excellent group of subcontractors. When planning our remodel, they were realistic, honest, and upfront about all costs. We approved each budget item before any work was performed. This was our first remodel and we were fortunate to have Gates as our contractor. We will use this team when we decide to proceed with the next phase on our home. We highly recommend Gates Custom Homes.

Robin O' Connor

We hired Gates Custom Homes for a renovation project involving a guest bathroom, kitchen, utility room, fireplace and tile flooring in all but the bedrooms. The results are phenomal. We found Gates to be very professional and responsive to our needs. The work performed by the sub-contractors was superb. Any minor corrections we requested was completed to our satisfaction.

Bill and Karen Walsh                                                                  

I engaged AJ Gates to build a Master Suite, plus Powder Room addition for my newly purchased residence.  The project was completed nearly 2-years ago and I am still very happy with the quality of construction, the “fit and finish” of the final result and my relationship with AJ, his contractors and associates.  During construction, AJ was “hands-on,” continuously on-site and always available to discuss progress.  I found him to be as concerned about the quality of the work being performed as I was and he made me feel like my complete satisfaction was his goal.  I have absolutely no regrets about the way this project turned out and, should the need arise, I would not hesitate to engage his services again. I recommend him without reservation.

Peter Bambic

We have used AJ Gates, owner of Gates Custom Homes for 3 remodels since March of 2009 He first added a 600sf Master BR addition and remodeled our exterior including our backyard. He then remodeled our main living area enlarging our family room, adding a gas fireplace, raising low ceilings and adding a new bathroom. He completed our kitchen remodel in november 2012.

We'll never use another company for our renovation projects.  AJ Gates operated with the utmost professionalism and honesty.He understood our requirements and was responsive and professional in handling any concerns.We trusted him completely.

Diane and Phil Mitchell

We have used Gates Custom Homes for 2 additions and are about to start on a third. We have only experienced, honesty, transparency and attention to detail. Both times we were right on target with budget and time. All work was up to par and if there was ever a problem it was fixed. The company stands by its work and makes sure all trades do the job correctly and in a timely manner. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to remodel or add on to their home.

Bobby Kniffen

Gates Custom Homes did a complete remodel of our McCormick Ranch home.  What began as a 2,500 sq/ft four bedroom two bath home is now a 3,000 sq/ft five bedroom three bath home.  Throughout the entire process (~ five months) we encountered nothing but professional, timely, and courteous service from Mr. Gates and his sub-contractors.  We were well informed and briefed prior to the beginning of the project to potential delays and or cost increases due to the age of our home.  Mr. Gates accurately assessed the costs and the time required to complete the project.  Prior to any modifications to the original plans, Mr. Gates would discuss the options and prices involved.  We were never left without a choice, and we knew of the potential expenses that we could incur.  Mr. Gates’ honesty is reassuring, and his focus on completing the project on time and with the customer satisfied is noteworthy.  I would highly recommend Gates Custom Homes to anyone interested in quality work, timely completion, integrity of the contractor, and customer satisfaction.  It has been four years since the finish of our remodel, and to date we have had zero issues regarding the quality of the workmanship or the value that it has added to our home. 

Gene Dafoe                                                                                                                                     

I would highly recommend Gates Custom Homes for any remodeling project. AJ and Heidi were professional, insightful and helpful at every stage of our project. We had a very large home remodel - engaging dozens of subcontractors, all of which were on time and on budget. I really appreciated their transparency on schedules, costs, vendors and challenges.

Kim Steinmetz