Testimonials

"Our project was a complete remodeling of 3 bathrooms that were 35 years old and very dated- formica counters, hot incandescent lights, faded fiberglass showers and less than perfect fixtures. All three were gutted, minor structural modifications were made and updated cabinets, counters, lighting and fixtures were installed. Chuck Sano, Rick and crew developed a strategy that would allow us to have full use of a bathroom while they did the demolition and installation of new materials. Those logistics were critical and they had the work scheduled and accomplished perfectly despite several snow storms. There were no false starts or undue delays because Chuck planned ahead and crew were scheduled to coordinate with the arrival of materials. The crew was always congenial and timely! They paid close attention to details and were also accommodating each time we came up with some additional task - and there will always be some. We thought their work was professional, clean (even though it involved trekking to two upstairs bathrooms on a daily basis) with every detail completed. Chuck has a crew of excellent tradesmen and a rapport with wide range of businesses and suppliers that all helped move the project along.

We especially appreciated Chuck's focus on our job and sharing the same goal we had of getting a great job done in a timely manner. Of course, what makes that possible is getting the design, shopping and purchases on site when they are needed. Last but not least, the final budget was right on target with the estimate and the cost of our add-ons was fair and reasonable. We highly recommend Chuck Sano Renovations."
-Ellie Prakken and John Smolinsky

"Once we finally decided to fully renovate our outdated 1980s kitchen, the biggest questions we asked ourselves were, "Who is going to do this work for us? Who will we trust?" Upon recommendation from Builders Kitchen Inc., we met with Chuck. Instantly, we felt comfortable with Chuck and knew he'd be the person to get this project done for us - quickly and honestly. Chuck was on site and available every single day; he answered and addressed all our questions. Every day we looked forward to coming home to see the progress that had been made. In three weeks time - as promised - our kitchen went through a truly stunning transformation. Chuck and his staff were meticulous, paying attention to the smallest of details. Our family's kitchen is stunning and perfect for cooking, dining, entertaining, homework, arts and crafts, etc. There's not a day that goes by we don't look around and think, "this is OUR kitchen." From this point forward, Chuck will be the person we call when we look to improve our home. We would recommend no one else."
-Betsy & Greg Graham

Simply put, Chuck Sano and his team are the utmost professionals. Our family has continued to enhance our early 1960’s home with multiple renovations over the years from Master bedroom to bathrooms. Although we were ultimately pleased with the outcome of bedroom and bathroom renovations from other contractors, our biggest wish was to renovate our kitchen, floors, ceilings and lights throughout the entire house. With an open floorplan of natural wood and stone, this was an all-in endeavor. The biggest decision and challenge was picking a contractor we could have confidence in for this large scale renovation of an existing home. After several bids and research, we settled on Chuck Sano Renovations, for multiple reasons. First, chuck always came on time and he and his staff had wonderful design ideas on how to proceed. They clearly respected our views and opinions and altered the plans accordingly to meet our needs. Most important of all, Chuck was ALWAYS on-site. This was a major plus for us as we did not want to have another situation where we felt like we were put in the position of a general contractor. Our experience with other contractors had them giving a bid, starting the project, and then leaving it to less experienced staff to do the bulk of the work with minimal oversight. This approach was not acceptable to us, as we wanted the expert that we trusted and hired on-site. Chuck’s approach is a welcome departure from what you currently find in the industry, and a dollar amount, in our opinion, cannot be put on that type of attention to detail. We could not be happier with the outcome and would welcome any referrals calling us for our input.
- Dave & Jeannine Kaskoun

"When we decided to renovate our kitchen we contacted several contractors to help us assess the project and costs. After about a year of looking and being told “it couldn’t be done, or it wouldn’t work” we met with Chuck Sano. Chuck quickly gave us an idea of what he could do and referred us to Builders Kitchen, Empire Stone and Best Tile; quickly an amazing kitchen design came together. During the construction project we were so excited with the plans and progress, we expanded the remodel to include our ½ bath, family room, dining room, window and door replacement. Chuck was available each day, and offered advice and input that helped us design the house of our dreams. He thought of things we never would have. He was onsite overseeing the project and his team was professional, respectful, friendly and very helpful. Each day when we came home, the work area was clean, and continued progress towards the final product was apparent. The quality of the work is impeccable. When the project was coming to an end, Chuck asked us for a punchlist of open items. When we looked around there were really none, Chuck is meticulous and very attentive to detail. As we look back we have no regrets, and wouldn’t have changed a thing. We truly couldn’t be happier with the kitchen and overall remodel. We would highly recommend Chuck to our friends and family."
- Anne and Ed

"We have lived in an older Albany home for over 15 years with a very small, dated kitchen. We spent a long time contemplating an addition. We met with several contractors, all of whom were fine, but we were never felt completely satified or at ease. After meeting with Chuck, we knew he was the person for our project. Our project doubled the size of the kitchen, brought our kitchen up to date in terms of style, and added a mudroom. Chuck kept everything flowing and on time. He and his team are very organized and detail oriented. During the 6 weeks that the construction took place, the work site was kept very clean and safe for our family. The tranformation to our home has been amazing. When people ask if we like our kitchen, we say "we don't like our kitchen...we love our kitchen!". We would use only Chuck now for any future projects at home and can give Chuck our highest recommendation."
- Karl and Bridget

"It has been our good fortune to successfully renovate our kitchen and two bathrooms, which would not have been possible, were it not for Chuck Sano Renovations. It was immediately obvious to us that Chuck Sano takes great pride in his work. He gave us multiple practical ideas and feedback as our plans developed. He demonstrated great flexibility and problem solving skills. He was honest, dependable, exacting and respectful of our property. He stands behind his work and follows up when there is a need. Of the multiple vendors he recommended, each provided quality products and service which made it a pleasurable experience as well. Most important, we are totally pleased with the results. The few minor glitches (yes, it is part of renovating) were resolved professionally and to our satisfaction. After such a positive experience completely renovating our kitchen, we didn't hesitate to retain Chuck Sano's services again for both bathrooms in our house. We recommend Chuck Sano Renovations with great enthusiasm!"
- The Cutlers

"When we decided to undertake renovations at our home, which included an addition with a new kitchen and bathroom as well as extensive renovations to an office and the garage, we spoke with a number of contractors. The first telltale sign of any contractor is how dependable they are during the initial meeting. We met with five different contractors and it was clear from the beginning that Chuck Sano was different from the rest. Chuck not only spent several hours talking with us about our plans, he took extensive notes and measurements and guided us on maximizing the space and budget we were working with."


"While we are perfectionists, Chuck is even more of a perfectionist - the end results exceeded our expectations. Our kitchen is now the centerpiece of our home and the rest of the renovation is equally as impressive. Every time we have guests at our home, they comment on Chuck's craftsmanship and attention to detail. Selecting Chuck for our renovations was the best decision we could have made - he is talented, honest, dependable, responsive, and a true partner throughout and after the project. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with Chuck and highly recommend him to friends and neighbors who are looking for a premier renovation contractor in the Capital Region."


"I purchased my home from an estate, knowing it needed a major overhaul and work. Unfortunately, I had never taken on such a task before in my life. Chuck came highly recommended and not only agreed to take on the project, but completed it well beyond my expectations. Not only did he focus on the physical renovations in great detail, but he also took the time to educate me throughout the process by providing much needed guidance and recommendations. As a result of Chuck's work, many of my new neighbors welcomed me to the neighborhood by saying: "You've taken the biggest eyesore on the block, and turned it into the nicest home in the neighborhood." In addition, the new front porch added to the home makes the home so inviting. I would definitely recommend Chuck Sano Renovations to anyone in the Capital District looking to have work done. You can't go wrong! Thank you Chuck for your professionalism, workmanship and expertise!"