Reviews

Todd R.
5 Star

I have Tom Riek and Riek Builds do several projects on my Tahoe home over the last several years. In every instance Tom and his workers have ben top notch with regard to the planning of the projects, giving complete and accurate estimates of the work to be done and when and most importantly the quality of the work itself. Also very good at working with us after the project to correct little things after the work has been completed or to add additional features that we wanted to add or change during the project itself. I have absolutely no reservations about recommending Riek Builds to anyone who is looking for a really good home improvement contractor.

Holly B.
5 Star

We hired Riek Builds to do a highly complicated job at our Incline Village house. An old, crumbling layer of Durastone had to be removed from two decks; the decks then had to be rebuilt with new floors of Trex, new support posts and new railings with glass panels. Tom’s workers carefully removed debris every day and kept the worksite as clean as possible. The new decks are beautiful. The work was finished on time, just before winter set in. I would highly recommend Riek Builds for any project.

Randi P.
5 Star

Tom and his crew did a great job on our kitchen, fireplace, living and dining room remodel. Our project had a lot of delays because of the required HOA approvals, not to mention a brutal winter; however Tom was able to complete the project on budget and in time for us to enjoy our summer home to the fullest. Tom’s project manager, Chris, is an outstanding carpenter and coordinator and went over and above to make sure we were happy with the work. If you have a remodeling or home-building project in the Carson/Tahoe area, we would highly recommend Riek Builds.

Doris C.
5 Star

Riek Builds recently completed a master bathroom remodel for me. The owner, Tom, made a couple of suggestions that were helpful in the final results. One was to buy a slab of quartz for the countertops and use the leftovers to trim the Zacuzzi and shower bench and window sills. Another was a whitewash over the too yellow hickory cabinets that we kept. Finished on time and the bathroom looks great! Easy to work with and responds promptly to communications.

Derek R.
5 Star

We were so lucky to secure Tom for our addition! He did a terrific job despite some significant access and substrate challenges. Plus he came in on budget. He communicates well (something which is distressingly absent with many contractors) and is flexible and easy going. We had also contracted him for a couple of smaller projects within our home which we were equally delighted with as well. He has great attention to detail and a lot of integrity. I would not hesitate to use him again.

Holly W.
5 Star

Tom Riek took on a really hard job at our Incline house. He and his excellent crew removed a 35-year-old deck coating that was crumbling and replaced everything with beautiful new materials. His employees were very hard working and cleaned up the job site every day before leaving. He secured the permits and scheduled inspections in a timely manner. The new deck is beautiful. I would highly recommend Riek Builds, Inc. to anyone who is remodeling.

Jim K.
5 Star

REIK Builds did a complete remodel of our large deck facing Lake Tahoe that extends across the back of our home. This involved replacing most of the old wood deck with TREX and making the deck more secure. Other work was also done around the house including a front porch area. We are very pleased with all the work and the attention to detail. Tom also managed of the repainting of our home. Everything was completed in a timely and professional manner within the quoted cost. Our friends and family comment on how nice our deck and other upgrades look!

HU-245741092
5 Star

Tom Riek, of RiekBuilds, did a beautiful job in building our garage in upper Tyrolian Villlage in Incline Nevada. The work was done flawlessly and in an efficient masterly fashion, made difficult by unforeseen underground boulders that had to be removed without additional cost to me, and through grueling blizzard winter snow conditions. He showed great understanding building design in mountainous environmental conditions, and patiently worked with knowledge of TRPA, HOA and Building Codes, eliminating any difficult issues with complex governmental regulations Tom was easy to work with, with pleasant communication skills, and was honest, straightforward and extremely reasonable and competitive cost wise, as compared to other contractors we received bids from. If there were a higher rating than “five stars”, I would give him and his company a higher rating.

Jennifer J.
5 Star

Tom was very professional throughout our entire project. He offered suggestions to achieve the best outcome for our deck replacement. He and his crew performed the construction in a timely manner. We highly recommend RiekBuilds! Thanks again, Tom, for a job well done! Jeff and Jennifer Jones

john117630
5 Star

Tom Riek And his wife Pamela we had very professional service from start to finish. Tom’s quality of work was superb I would strongly recommend Riek Builds!!

Deni S.
5 Star

I have used Riek Builds and Tom a couple of times now, and they do a fantastic job. They are clean and meticulous. They are priced reasonable and work within their time frame. And an added bonus is that I gave Tom, the owner, full reign on choosing colors, and materials for a bathroom remodel, and it turned out as good or better than if I had done it myself. I would highly recommend them, and I have!

Kevin H.
5 Star

Tom has helped us with multiple projects over the course of a few years. He is consistent, honest, and fair. Tom is definitely our first call on the next project we have. Oh, and he if punctual!!!!

Rebecca G.
5 Star

After interviewing several contractors, I selected Tom Riek to complete my office buildout. This was a challenging project in a commercial building with a lot of complicated electrical, heating and plumbing, but Tom completed these tasks and then delivered a beautiful office which matched my artistic vision – I get daily compliments on the space. The greatest testament to his work is that I’m getting ready to start a home remodel with the same builder.

Mike W.
5 Star

I look for a contractor who is competent, honest, and on-time. Someone who employs skilled people who are neat, workmanlike and clean up the job after each day. Tom Riek meets and exceeds all criteria. I would use him on big jobs, like the bathroom he did for me in 2016, and small jobs such as a deck repair in 2017 that he did for me in 2017. Happy to have used him and would use him again!
I highly recommend him. (p.s. We have a project in another state and even tried to get him there! unfortunately, no luck)

Alan Y.
5 Star

Tom did the remodeling for our house. He is very responsible. I will be happy to hire him for any future projects.

Catherine Derr
5 Star

REIK Builds met all the expectations of this project under challenging conditions and a very aggressive project completion timeline. I plan to use them again on an upcoming project based on their performance. They worked well to accommodate my design and construction decisions.

Jim H.
5 Star

Tom and company did a great job with our bathroom remodel. The crew was super respectful and they went out of their way to accommodate our sleeping toddler in the middle of the day. The project went on a little longer than anticipated, but Tom was thorough and did everything we asked for–even when it was outside of the project scope. We’re happy with the results and we’d definitely hire him again.

Thomas R.
5 Star

Work was completed quickly and professionally for a fair price. Site cleaned up afterwards better than before. Would definitely use in future.

HU-279041
5 Star

Tom and his crew did a remodel project on the ground floor of our Tahoe Racquet Club condo updating the floor, bathroom, doors, windows and lighting. We are very happy with the results and will definitely recommend Tom to neighbors and friends. The unit had been subdivided and the downstairs rented for over 15 years and a new county ordinance forced us to remove the kitchen and change the rental situation. We did not involve an architect and had a very limited budget so Tom worked with us on some options providing excellent insight into potential hurdles (e.g. Asbestos inspection) as well as some design recommendations. He also took care of the paperwork to procure the appropriate building permits (including drawings). Tom was very clear on what he needed from us to stay on track (time and budget) and communication was great throughout the project despite both owners being located 4 hours away. We had a slight delay at the tail end of the job because of the window subcontractor but I feel Tom went above and beyond and took ownership to remedy the situation to our satisfaction. If you are looking for an honest, straightforward and realistic contractor to do a great job at a reasonable cost, I recommend Tom based on the excellent job he did for us. Rob C. San Francisco, CA.

scarecrow67
5 Star

Riek Builds knows how to get the job done right the first time. They are cost sensitive without cutting corners on quality. They are effective, efficient, flexible and great to work with.

I had a pipe freeze and had to gut out the entire house. He worked with me making necessary changes to the existing floor plan. The work involved rebuilding all the rooms, replacing a staircase and reformatting other space. It also involved removing and replacing some windows and doors including some structural walls.

Since the work involved both rough and finish work, Tom was great in giving me expert advice in picking materials and making necessary changes. He has many years of experience and is very knowledgeable about local building requirements.

Tom is easy to talk to, realistic, responsive and up front with cost. He really cares about customer happiness and quality workmanship. I have some projects coming and would not hesitate to hire him again.

maryclairemiller
5 Star

The best testimony for Tom’s workmanship comes from a friend who visited our remodeled condo recently. She loved the place and said “I could tell this was high end workmanship. Exactly what we want for our placel” Tom transformed our place according to our desires. He is honest, hard working, excellent at responding to texts and emails, and stands by his contract. Tom brings many years of experience to his profession which ultimately serves to benefit his clients.

cmiolla
5 Star

The Rieks did a great job with a total gut and rebuild of our 1200 s.f. 3BR 2BA condo in Incline Village. They helped us from the start with a vision of a revised floor plan and also made themselves available to help us choose materials that met our design vision at a reasonable cost. They also handled all of the interaction with the condo association. The work itself was done at top quality levels despite the labor challenges in the Tahoe area and we have received many compliments from friends and family in the construction industry about the quality of the work. The punch list of follow up items was handled promptly and efficiently. The project came in near the estimated budget cost and we have been very happy with our new condo.