"We were absolutely thrilled with the crown moulding and baseboard trim work that Asa did in our house. Their work is impeccable. They were somehow magically able to bring everything into alignment, even in an old and funky house, so that every room looks perfect. Their painting skills are remarkable, too -- honestly, I've never seen such cutting! Even better, Asa is remarkably easy to work with. First, they’re very conscious of the space, protecting all floors and furniture, and they always clean up at the end of the day. Second, they’re great at talking through ideas, making suggestions, and incorporating feedback. Their energy while they’re working is light, easy, and collaborative. It was such a pleasure to have them in my home for a week! I would--and will--highly recommend them to anyone seeking a skilled carpenter."
"I recently had a custom gate made for the entry space in my front patio which Asa helped design and then created in cedar wood. It is lovely.
I was especially pleased with Asa's knowledge of their craft, their excellent opinions and judgments as to construction, and their profound attention to detail. They also listened carefully to everything that was discussed and took whatever time was necessary to be certain we were on the same page. Their actual work was well organized without shortcuts or rushes. Those who have had to work with (and suffer consequences from) contractors whose philosophy is to "get in and get out" as fast as possible will really enjoy working with this intelligent person.
It was my good fortune to see a set of decks they had almost single-handedly created for a neighbor that were flat-out the most lovely decks I have ever seen. The detail and alignment were remarkable. It is my pleasure to be able to recommend Asa without hesitation."
"I would recommend Asa to all who need a woodworker with exceptional skills. They are a natural problem solver and a detail oriented craftsman with passion and knowledge. I would not hesitate to have them work on my home again. They and their helper Antoinette did an exceptional job on my 100 year old Craftsman home in Oakland."
"Asa's professionalism, craftsmanship, and candor are beyond compare! We hired Asa to repair and complete a project that had been botched by another contractor. They were consistent, clear, and knowledgable. Asa's years of experience are evident in every detail of their work. We couldn't be happier with the finished product!."
"Asa adapted to our timeline and was creative with our budget when they built the lobby seating, side tables, and prop walls for our yoga studio. They’re dependable, great to work with, pay attention to detail, and were very tidy!
"We felt it was important to have a custom reception desk that fit the lobby space and made a warm first impression for our customers. We had a vision of what we wanted, and Asa made it even more lovely than we imagined.
"Our students gravitate to the large bench and hang out there after classes every day. Thank you Asa!"
--Jean Marie Moore & Katrina Lashea, co-founders of Anasa Yoga.