January 2011

To Whom It May Concern,

Matt Drammer was referred to us by many satisfied clients in the Santa Ynez Valley when we bought our horse ranch here in 2005. We purchased an existing residence that had many challenges as it was a combination of an original existing adobe farm house that had been remodeled over the years and attached to newer construction in the ‘70’s. The over 7,200 square foot residence had several owners, each adding their own taste over time. The property had great bones but no continuity or taste.

I am a professional interior designer and had just retired from my own large firm in Orange County. I always find it difficult to retain artisans and contractors who can reflect my taste and expectation of quality of work. Matt put me completely at ease. It was very apparent from the onset of our project that he was exceptionally talented and gifted.

Matt’s crew is exceptional as well, each one is very knowledgeable, talented, prompt and trustworthy. Matt’s attention to detail and design ability is truly a gift. His concepts for our dining room coffered ceilings and fireplace mantels were beyond anything I could visualize. He is the only contractor I have ever worked with that I can completely turn the reins over to with confidence. I would strongly suggest that Matt be included in all planning stages to work hand in hand with your architect for optimum results in function and design detail.

The Drammer family is historic in the building community here on the central coast. Matt and his father and brother have completed numerous important projects over the last decades. He and his wife Laura and their two children Jenna and Mason are well loved and regarded. Jenna who is an A+ student is also a champion cutting horse rider and roper. Mason is happy and gifted as well and a tribute to their great parenting skills. Laura owns Tin Roof, a successful boutique in Los Olivos, which is a wonderful example of Matt’s design talents as well. Laura is also a very high profile and well regarded real estate agent here in The Valley.

The Santa Ynez Valley is a small and close knit community and it was very important to us that we use someone for our project that was well respected and familiar with the history and ambiance of the area. We chose Matt because he embodied all of the qualities we were looking for. He completed our residence on time, within budget and with exquisite taste and attention to detail.

Needless to say we recommend Matt most highly. We are very proud of Matt’s work for us here at our ranch and happy to discuss his work personally upon request.

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