Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Holidays!

With everything going on in our turbulent economy coupled with the loss of business we are hearing from other contractors and suppliers, we are extremely thankful to have had a productive year-end with projects currently booked through April 2009. This would not be possible without your continued support and trust in our ability to put forth quality work.

We at PortItalia Construction would like to wish you and your families a very peaceful and happy holiday season. We are looking forward to working with many of you to create an elegant environment in 2009 and beyond.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Project Ferrari

Thank you for continuing to check in with us. It has been awhile since we have had an opportunity to update our blog. It has been a very busy final quarter of the year for PortItalia, with an even busier start to the New Year ahead.

Today we finished a laundry room remodel for a referral from one of our existing clients. We renovated the laundry room to accommodate all the client's requirements, as well as add a sense of style and elegance. We applied a custom plaster on the walls and ceiling, which created an old world texture and made the room feel very unique. The walls are a Marmarino coarse grain Hc44 smooth finish. The ceiling is a Marmarino coarse grain Hc44 antico tatto finish.

There was an issue with the water softener, so we re-routed all the plumbing into the wall and that allowed all of the previously exposed plumbing to be hidden. We basically remodeled from the ground up... floors, ceiling, trim, crown moulding, granite countertops. The before and after photos below speak for themselves.





Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Website

We have officially launched our new website displaying a photo gallery of recent work and testimonials. We plan to update the website and this blog as new projects arise and progress occurs. Please visit us at and be sure to share the link with anyone you know who might be interested in remodeling their home or business.

As always, thank you for your continued support!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Project Morello

Today we completed a weekend project for a copper re-pipe to new water main. The original pipes dated back 46 years to 1962. They were completely corroded on the insides, as seen in the photos below. To complete the project and further improve existing conditions, we also installed 9 new sprinkler heads to the front lawn.

Here is the final result of the copper re-pipe installation. Clean flowing water!

Friday, August 29, 2008

New Office

Today we moved into our new office. We are now located at 675 Brennan Street, San Jose, CA 95131. Phone and Fax numbers are the following - Phone (408) 210-4917, Fax (408) 325-5726. Thank you for updating your address books.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Project Ulmer

Today we began a new project for a stucco fence rebuild in Almaden Valley. The fence was over 20 years old and had serious damage around all four sides of the perimeter. The stucco was buckling under from the bottom and leaning over into each neighbors yard. Below are some of the before photos as well as some demolition. This project is scheduled to be completed mid-September. Final result photos will be posted by then.

Project Inman

In June 2008, we began a major kitchen, master bath, family room and living room remodel for a family who have occupied their residence for 22 years. As of today, we are 99% complete with the project. The house was equipped with original appliances from the 1970's. It was time for an upgrade and they are very pleased with the end result.

Here are the BEFORE photos...

Here are the AFTER photos...

Project Nijmeh

In November 2007, we remodeled a bathroom for a client in San Jose. Below are photos of the end result.

Project Ferrari

In June 2007, we performed a major kitchen remodel for a client in San Jose. Below are photos of the before and after stages. You may click on each photo to enlarge.

Here are the BEFORE photos...

Here are the AFTER photos...

Project Miller

In October 2006, we worked on the kitchen and bathroom for one of our clients in Morgan Hill. Below are photos of the final result. You may click on each photo to enlarge.

Friday, August 8, 2008


Thank you for visiting the blog for PortItalia Construction. We invite you to take a look at our latest projects and developments. We will be posting news about our current projects and will be sure to share photos of our progress. Please check back often and be sure to leave us a comment. We look forward to sharing our work with you.