My wife and I are from the Sacramento area (Rocklin), and needed a contractor from Tahoe City to perform some work on a cabin in the Sunnyside area. The cabin belongs to our son and has been in the family for many years. Unfortunately, do to the age of the place, was is in need of some very necessary repairs and replacements. We feel extremely fortunate in having been able to contact Dana Hawley.

Dana responded the same day and came out to see the place and make some recommendations regarding the repairs, etc.
It was really refreshing to have someone so honest and direct making suggestions regarding what was needed. Instead of replacement work we felt was necessary, Dana suggested repairs instead, though replacements would have been much more expensive.

Dana is, at the present time, accomplishing the work he has agreed to finish to our satisfaction, and due to the fact that we live so far away, keeps in touch with us regularly in order to keep us up to date on his progress.
I confess that over the years I’ve become somewhat of a cynic. Never-the-less, my wife and I found this young man to be the ‘exception rather than the rule.’ Because of the fact I’m in my late 70s, I feel comfortable in referring to Dana as “this young man.”

We found Dana to be refreshingly honest, dependable and trustworthy. I’m certainly aware these qualities can be difficult, and sometimes impossible, to find in some trades, yet we found Dana’s ethic beyond question.<br>
However, my purpose for writing this review is based on my total confidence in Dana and also to advise others needing a top-notch contractor to look no further than Dana Hawley and Company. It has been my pleasure to make this recommendation and look forward to seeing the transformation of the cabin presently taking place under the total competence and proficiency of Dana Hawley.

Carl S., 10/17/12


Recently I have had an occasion to use Hawley Construction to remodel and repair my home. The owner, Dana Hawley has proven to be very knowledgeable about the needs for my repair/remodel. He has made suggestions that will add beauty and value to my home, and I followed all of them. Every time there is a change, he calls to inform me of the price and time for that immediate job. This company is the best I have EVER worked with. I have used previous contractors that don’t add up to someone of this caliber. His enthusiasm is contagious!

I would highly recommend him and his company to anyone. It was a pleasure working with him and having him work with me. He is the best!

JT T., 10/12/12


If you don’t want to read through my entire review, here are the highlights:

On Time: A+
On Budget: A-
Returns Calls/Emails: A+
Not on “Lake Time”: A+
Courteous: A+
Knowledgeable: A+
Recommend?: A+

Dana, of Hawley Construction is awesome.

Where do I even start…We bought our home in Carnelian Bay last year in October and had only about a month left in the year where we could do construction before the snow fell. It was our first time buying a home in Lake Tahoe and we had no idea that most construction companies and workers are on “lake time” and “snow time.” If you are from the bay area, like myself, you don’t have time to be driving up to Lake Tahoe every weekend or throughout the week to monitor progress on a construction project. After firing 2 different contractors, we happened upon Dana (I can’t even remember how we found him now, but probably word of mouth). Thank the lucky stars that we found Dana! Not only does he show up on time (NO LAKE OR SNOW TIME HERE FOLKS!), he is actually reasonably priced. No, he is not the cheapest you’ll find, but he’s not the most expensive either. He tries to work within your budget and …get this: stays on budget!! We have now done two projects with him. One was french drains around our property (Dana worked with TRPA the whole time and was available by phone and email whenever we had questions that needed to be answered), and the other was waterproofing our basement. When Dana realized that the waterproofing project was going to go over budget, he stopped work right away and called me. We spoke about the problem and I made it up to the job site the next week. Instead of giving me a bogus bid, he told me he would charge me hourly and materials for the job and make sure it wouldn’t break the bank.

I can’t say enough good things about Dana and Hawley Construction. He’s responsive, available by email and phone for all of us Bay Area folks who like to communicate that way, and he stays on budget and is accurate when he estimates time. He also makes sure the construction site is cleaned up each day and at our request, does not have his team work on the weekends because we have renters at the home (even though delaying construction on the weekends will cause the project to take longer).

Dana is charismatic, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. He is truly a gem in Lake Tahoe and I am so thankful we found him.

Don’t hesitate to call him for any of the jobs you need at the house – big or small. This is one contractor that won’t laugh at you when you have a small project that needs to get done. He’ll get you a quote, give you a smile, and be at the job site the next day. Top Notch!

My husband and I are thinking about a remodel project soon and we are absolutely using Dana and Hawley Construction for the project. We wouldn’t think of using anyone else.

Kathy P., 9/27/12


We asked CAL Fire to assess the defensible space around our house at Alpine Meadows, CA. After receiving notice that work was required, we hired Dana Hawley Construction, who was recommended by a friend of ours, to perform the necessary work. The work was done on time and was performed exactly as agreed upon in our contract with him. The contract price was fair and he performed the work as promised in the contract, with a few extras thrown in at no charge. We are completely satisfied with Mr. Hawley and his company and recommend him very highly to our friends and neighbors.

John P., 8/6/12


Hawley Construction is the only construction firm I will use. I was fortunate to have hired Hawley Construction a few years ago and have been very happy with each job since. Dana Hawley has a high degree of integrity & standard of quality. Prior to starting the jobs he has always explained his plan to approach the job, there were never any surprises as I have had with other contractors. Dialogue with Dana has always been a two way conversation where he diligently listened to my ideas and concerns and offered ways to address each. Hawley construction is now on my speed dial as my future remodels will start with my first call being to Hawley Construction.

Christine A., 8/3/12


We can’t say enough good things about the job performed by Hawley Construction. There project was done on time and they did additional work for NO CHARGE. Their crew was respectful and trustworthy. The quality of their work is outstanding and we would never hesitate to hire them in the future!

Jim and Michelle Rowe, Alpine Meadows, 7/23/12