Testimonials

Custom furniture, woodwork and painting

323 333 4034 


Jim Dowd carpentry proudly serves the people of the
greater Los Angeles area with over 25 years of experience
"Jim has done a couple of projects for me over the years, and no two are alike. He helped me install clear panels over my patio roof to keep the rain out, and also made a custom frame/case for a signed football jersey. I'd definitely recommend Jim to my friends and neighbors, for any sort of job."
- Colin, San Diego, CA

"As a fellow contractor l have worked with Jim on many projects throughout the years. I was so impressed with his customer relations and quality of work that I recommended him to my parents. I deal with many contractors on a regular basis but Jim is the one that I recommend to my family and friends."
- Dave B. (DB Electric 805-310-0030), Thousand Oaks

"Exceptional craftsmanship from a true professional who is both honest and accommodating." 
- Debbie D., Wilmington, N.C.

"Jim,  I cannot thank you enough for making my job as on-site manager of a 21-unit apartment building so much easier. You did the impossible when you patiently went floor to floor and identified all  the  work  that  needed to  be  done  after  new owners  purchased  the property. From your detailed estimate to the final execution, you fulfilled every promise, did everything you said would be done, and finished on time and on budget. You were an active listener and understood the owner’s unique requirements. Most impressively, you were able to improvise when requested.  The property owners, who can be very difficult, were thrilled. As a result, all the units have been leased. On behalf of everyone, thank you."  
 - RICHARD K., Los Angeles

"Jim's a total pro. Detailed oriented, communicates well and delivers on what he promises. I've been happy to refer him to several people, who've all thanked me for the connection and great work he did for them. From a simple TV wall mount to custom finished cupboards, he's a great carpenter. "
- Mark G., Burbank  

"Jim designed, built and installed book shelves for me which look and function just great! He also installed shelves in my garage which have been very useful. In fact, I had so much ‘stuff’ in the garage I was not able to park my car in there. However, after Jim came to the rescue I can finally park my car inside the garage.
What a concept!  Thanks Jim. Great Job! "
 - Jamie J., Los Angeles 

"Jim is always my Number One Go-To Guy when I need custom work done at my house. He has created such beautiful shelves and furniture for me over the years!!"
- Autumn R., Silverlake 

"Working with Jim was seamless and the level of work was highly professional and affordable. Great guy and would highly recommend his services!"
- Grant L., Culver City.  

"Jim Dowd has done a number of projects in my home, ranging from replacing and burglar-proofing an exterior door that had been broken into, to building an entire wall of closets in my garage, to a wall installation of a heavy 55-inch flatscreen TV in a spot where there was no actual wall,   (You'll have to trust me on that last one!)  In each case, not only was the job done on-time, on-budget and with faultless craftsmanship, but also with impeccable taste and employing inventive solutions to some pretty tricky design challenges.  All in all, you won't find a more professional craftsman anywhere...and I doubt you will ever meet a more personable fellow than Jim.  I recommend James Dowd wholeheartedly and without reservation!"
- Stephen D., Hollywood Hills

“I’ve hired Jim a number of times to execute complicated, multi-phase projects at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and the Skylight Theater.  His professionalism, craftsmanship and customer care are first rate.   He will provide the ideas and skills to complete your vision.  His communication skills and punctuality are tops;  he’ll make sure the job gets done from the big picture down to the smallest detail.” 
- Randy M., North Hollywood

"It is with my utmost enthusiasm that I recommend Jim Dowd.  He has accomplished so many projects in my home from carpentry, painting and repairing walls to creatively figuring the best ways to display art work.   He is always a pleasure to work with, shows up with a smile ready to tackle anything I ask and finishes projects in a timely manner."
- Susan H., Encino 

"I've known Jim and his work for many years.  He is a consummate professional, and I've always been impressed with his skill and workmanship.  He's always on schedule and completes the job on budget.  Jim is my go-to guy! " 
- Adam R., Beverly Hills

"Jim has been the only guy my wife and I trust to do home improvements.  We have used him in two different homes for the past 15 years, for everything from painting to detailed carpentry.   He's built everything from a gardening workbench to a full custom garage shelving system to an enclosure for a basement water heater. And here's what I really love – Jim calls to update you on projects and timelines.   Most contractors disappear and reappear without any notice. We've recommended him to a number of our friends.  They have all been equally pleased!"
 -  Lindsay S., Glendale

"Jim Dowd is our first phone call and our last phone call when it comes to carpentry work - because when you have found the best, why look further? He has tackled a number of projects in our home - each one was completed with excellent workmanship, in a timely way, at a reasonable price.  He treats each job with the utmost thought and care - as though he were working on his own home.  In addition, his bids are accurate and he arrives on time.  I have recommended him to a number of friends and the same holds true.  Jim is a real find."
- Nancy S., Glendale

"I highly recommend Mr. Dowd's services, especially if you are stuck in an ongoing DIY project. When he arrived at my home, he was professional and personable. I briefly described over the phone the issues I was having, but as soon as he saw my attempted mess, he was off and running and made an old kitchen look like it was brand new! "
- James S., Santa Monica 

"I needed a very specific kind of shelving unit to fit in the kitchen of my rented apartment. What Jim made me was so much better than what I envisioned. It’s a beautiful piece that I’ll keep forever! Even though Jim finished painting my apartment almost two years ago, I still look around at the beautiful job he did and I am thankful to him. Jim made our space lovely. He was so patient with my obsessive color and paint choices, and it was a blessing to be able to leave him a key and not worry about a thing. With his carpentry and his painting, Jim has made our space so much lovelier. And he is such a pleasure to be around, it’s really a shame I can't think of anything else for him do right now… wait, maybe shelves in the closet..." 
- Marianna E., Los Angeles