Client Testimonials

We think that we do a great job for our clients, but we can’t be objective. We invite you to read what satisfied customers have to say about us:

Connie and her team recently did extensive renovations to our home. We couldn’t be more pleased with every aspect of their work, including their sensible advice, assistance in planning, good choice and oversight of subs, and, not least of all, the beautiful results within a reasonable budget.

One of the best parts of working with Galati Enterprises is their attention to detail and willingness to make some adjustments we requested, not just during the job, but also after completion. In short, they not only de-stressed the process for us, but were very responsive and easy to work with, and best of all they delivered a wonderful end-result for us—-on budget and on time! Jerry R

I’ve loved doing business with Total Construction. You are totally trustworthy and you always have better ideas than I do. I hope you are not retiring. You are the back up I depend on being that we are out of town property owners. Thanks for all your help. Carol H.

Last year our family purchased a condominium in Santa Rosa Cove. The unit was old, tired and we knew it needed to be renovated. Since we live in the San Francisco Bay Area we also knew we had a limited amount of time that we could spend overseeing this project. After interviewing a number of people it became very clear to us that Total Construction, and specifically Connie Galati, was the person to work with. Connie Galati managed the entire renovation process for us. We appreciated her creativity and artistic talent. When we asked Connie for her recommendations, she always had one — as opposed to the majority of contractors who told us it was our choice. We had so much confidence, because we had seen samples of her work, that we gave her complete artistic freedom to pick colors, tiles, paint, etc. Connie’s input was invaluable to us and her subcontractors did a top-notch job. Her billing invoices were always itemized thoroughly and she communicated with us often by e-mail. We found her bid extremely competitive but most important we just felt comfortable with Connie as a professional and as a person. I would like to wholeheartedly recommend Connie and her group to any prospective clients. I would be more than happy to talk with you regarding any specifics you might have. J. F. R.

San Mateo, CA

I have been a Claims Adjuster for a major insurance company for the past 21 years. I first met Connie Galati at a Fire loss located in Palm Springs, CA in July of 1999. This home was originally built in the 1930’s and had many unique and complicated styles of construction and materials. Needless to say, there were many challenges associated with the reconstruction of the house as well as the adjustment of the claim. Connie did an exceptional job as the general contractor. She was dependable, prompt, forthright, and very accommodating to both the insured and myself. All of the sub-contractors and workers she employed were professional, competent and very versed in their trades. The homeowner was very meticulous in his expectations of the reconstruction, which further added to the challenges of the job. Connie, however, was very successful in meeting those high expectations of the insured. I regarded her as an invaluable asset in dealing with all parties of the claim. She is very knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy in her practices. I would highly recommend her services as a general contractor on any type of restoration job. D. S.

Canyon Lake, CA

My husband Jonathan and I have had the pleasure of working with Connie Galati of Total Construction on two very different projects in Palm Springs. The first project was a major restoration of a 1936 streamline modern house that had been severely damaged by fire. It was a challenging and complicated project because the original foundation and other original “parts” were being combined with new construction that had to meet current code. Connie was EXTREMELY detail oriented, and there were an incredible amount of details to be dealt with. Her previous experience working with insurance claims was a definite asset on this project. As with any major construction project, it was not without some frustrating days, but Connie kept things moving along. The end result is that we have an amazingly beautiful home of very high quality. The second project we worked on was the interior remodel of a retail store for my clothing line at 891 N. Palm Canyon Drive. Every surface of the space was redone. Dressing rooms, a storage room, alcoves for the clothing and a dropped ceiling were built into the space. Some unusual materials were used including vintage wallpaper, glass beads and mirror tiles applied to the walls in a herringbone pattern. Connie was great about figuring out how to apply the various non-standard materials. She knew that the sooner the store opened, the better, and had a sense of urgency about completing the project. Both projects have been published in various magazines including Interior Design, House and Garden, Elle Decor, and Palm Springs Life. The best recommendation we could give is that if we were to do another project in the desert, we would not hesitate to call Connie. T. T.

Alahambra, CA

Dear Galatis, Thanks so much. You did a spectacular job. It makes such a difference in our kitchen. Thanks again. If you need any references or testimonials, please let us know. We couldn’t be more pleased with your work. Sheila and Bob

Palm Desert, CA

Dear Connie, Thanks very much! I really appreciate the rapid work and the walls look wonderful. L.

La Quinta, CA

Hello Tony & Connie, I was just out to the house on Saturday, and I must say that I am so pleased with the mural. Connie: Perfect design for my needs. Tony: A job well done by you and your guys. Sandy and I are so glad we met you guys back when. All is good. Ed

Palm Desert, CA

The Caliber of your materials, the professionalism of your crew and the quality of your bid made everything very worth while. You did what you said you were going to do, and did it in record time. Awesome! Connie, thank you for taking me by the hand, listening to me and then figuring out what I wanted and needed. The tile came out beautifully. My wife, daughter Ariana, and family are very pleased. They too say thank you. Tony, when Les is ready we are ready to start the second room. Let me know what I need to do to secure the same tile crew. I look forward to working with your company again. We have a lot to do! A. S.

Palm Springs, CA

Thank you both so much for the wonderful job you did on the renovation of our condo at Santa Rosa Cove. From the first time you came to give us an estimate to the final completion of the project you were professional, competent, thorough and most importantly a pleasure to work with. We were impressed that the total cost came in very close to the final estimate. We never once felt that you did not have our best interests at heart when you suggested things that increased the budget. Connie, your input into the design was invaluable. We are 3,000 miles away and yet I felt that we were looking through your eyes as the work was underway. You were careful to check with us on the smallest detail and yet kept the big picture in view. I don’t think we ever could have managed without your assistance and suggestions with selections. A special thanks for going above and beyond to wait for our furniture delivery on a Saturday night! Tony, the tile work was exquisite. The workmanship is beyond compare and your advice on the layout was exactly right. We know we will enjoy it for years to come. We have had innumerable compliments from family and friends on the finished project. Our only regret is that we miss talking to you on a regular basis! We are more than happy to recommend your services and please don’t hesitate to have anyone call us. K. C.

Glenwood, MD

In March of this year, we purchased a condo in Santa Rosa Cove and interviewed three contractors to do extensive work throughout the home. We had the good fortune to hire Tony and Connie Galati of Total Construction. The experience has been a most pleasant one, for they have been able to consult with us and pay attention to details that so often in these busy times are ignored. They were always available to discuss matters which made the process easier, especially since we live in Chicago and were not around to supervise in any meaningful way. They had adhered to their bids so much that we are almost finished and have not had one disagreement over price and we have kept a pretty keen eye on same. Finally, I must mention that above all, the quality of their work and the people they have subcontracted has been just excellent. In conclusion, without being over dramatic, this world would be a more pleasant place indeed if there were more people like Tony and Connie Galati. T. M. L

Chicago, IL

As the New Home Construction Designer for Desert Shores Motor Coach Resort, I had the privilege to contract and work closely with Tony & Connie Galati at Totally Tile. Our community consisted of 141 homes. Totally Tile provides quality craftsmanship. More importantly, they were able to meet the confines of our corporate budget restraints. Their team was flexible with construction scheduling demands which is key to “on time” home delivery. Totally Tile provides a local and beautiful showroom of materials offered to the buyers and assist with the selection process of flooring and hard-surface needs from start to finish. I had numerous homeowner compliments about Totally Tile’s stress free selection process. It was a pleasure working with Tony & Connie Galati and can assure you that Totally Tile provides superior customer service and rates 5 stars in my book! When i have the opportunity to refer Totally Tile, they are first on the list. Dana J.

Hi Connie, I want you to know that I appreciate your professionalism and your very through communications – pretty rare these days in the construction business. I had an insurance brokerage firm in Seattle that specialized in contractors and professional liability for architects and engineers and some of those firms did enormous volumes of work but none of them were any better than you when it comes to efficiency, communication and professionalism. You can always use me as a reference. R. H.

Indian Wells Country Club, Indian Wells, CA

“Dear Connie, Thank you for your note regarding the Viceroy Palm Springs property. It was a pleasure working with you and your team on the construction of the meeting room and La Serena model bungalow. Total Constructions’ professionalism during the project from bidding through punch list exceeded our expectations. Our project management team appreciated your thorough budget projections. We know that our request required additional documentation than other clients, but your willingness to accommodate us was valued. The itemization and exclusion lists were presented clearly which allowed us to develop informed decisions for the project. Your management of schedule and our expectations was successful in light of our delayed decisions and the multiple weeks of rain. Re-sequencing of resources and I imagine special favors from your subs helped move up the completion dates despite the delays. The final product is impeccable. Working through details and submittals with us throughout the process ensured this. Each of your team members understood what we were looking to accomplish and took pride in their work to achieve both the quality and design of the project. There have been only a handful of contractors in my seventeen years of experience that make it to the list of ‘excellent work, professional and wonderful to work with’. Thank you for being a part of our team on this project. I look forward to the opportunity to work together again. Charlene A.

Los Angeles, CA

It is incredible. Everywhere I go, something has been improved and beautified. The floors are beautiful; beyond what I ever imagined could be done. Every trip out to the garage reminds me of the old duct tape fix we had. The kitchen looks like an entire makeover and Chris is antsy to try out the cook top (I think we will generate some BTU’s with that thing!). The only ding is the one I made moving a table when I was too tired to be doing anything at all. I will try to touch it up myself. We are so happy. Thank you. Please come by and see our progress. Chris is in the pool and I am resting in the family room, taking in all the changes. The dogs are glad to be home, too. Mandy and Chris

Desert Horizons, Indian Wells, CA

Thank you Connie for everything and I mean everything. You helped me so much when we started this project and Ed took sick. You, Tony and Bill are amazing, and I am so lucky Barbara introduced us. Please e-mail me for the bill amount, Ed is out of town working. Again, I so appreciate all your help with everything, I couldn’t have made the move without you and yours. M. M.

Palm Desert, CA

Connie—thank you so much for all you have done on the store expansion. The boutique looks amazing and it has been an absolute pleasure working with you! C. G.

Palm Springs, CA

Connie, Thank you for your attention to detail!  Everyone who came to work on our bathroom was a pleasure to be around.  The wall looks great and the bulb seal seems to be working well. Carol

PGA West Homeowner, La Quinta, CA

Hi Tony and Connie, I just wanted to send you a note about our master bedroom/bathroom remodel project.  We enjoyed working with you and all your employees. The project came out beautiful and was the ‘easiest’ remodel we have ever done.  I especially appreciated the fact you are very good communicators.  Emails, phone calls and texts were always answered in a timely fashion. You both were very helpful when we needed advice on all the details during the planning phase of the project.  Your advice was right on the money.  I was very nervous about not being in residence when then project was taking place but your communication skills made this a ‘non-issue’. When we tackle the kitchen, you will be our first phone call! D. Johnson