Sharett Contracting is a Jerusalem based Remodeling Contractor dedicated to providing the highest quality residential and commercial improvements. With over 30 years' experience in every aspect of remodeling, Sharett Contracting has maintained their name as an American quality building contractor. With recommendations from the most discrete clientele, Sharett Contracting will help you through every stage of your remodeling project. Contact David at: 054 550 2395
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David, where are you from?
Milwaukee, WI. Also the home of Golda Meir during her childhood years.
What are your educational and trade backgrounds?
Building contractor, project management and building consultant, journeyman cabinet maker, civil engineer, master stair builder and computer programmer.
How many years have you been in the building industry?
I started when I was 17. Excluding breaks for school and other jobs, it’s been about 38 years.
How did you get started?
I was eight years old when I built my first two-story underground club house with concrete floors and brick walls. I then built a three-story tree house with a crow’s nest that reached the top of an old oak tree. It was too scary sitting in a house that swayed in the wind. Later that summer, I built an 18-hole mini golf course. I made $126 the first weekend it opened. Minimum wage was $1.15 then. On my first remodeling project, the owner said that my bid was “too low” and paid me more than I asked. Thomas Edison said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
What are you known as in the market?
Master Builder. I began my studies with Architectural Millwork Masters. Once, when the owner finished a massive project, I told him it was “perfect.” His reply was, “Only G-d is perfect, but this isn’t half bad”. I now understand that you need to take every opportunity you’re given to do your best work possible. Even if it’s a small task. “A man skilled in his ways will stand before kings.”
What type of projects do you do?
Most of our work is residential and commercial remodeling. It usually involves a challenge or an element of some kind that others are not willing or able to do. My greatest weakness is saying "yes". I love the challenge of finding a solution that exceeds my clients’ expectations. It is not always easy. Sometimes you have to work extra hard or longer hours to reach that goal. Recently, a client requested a “museum quality” ceiling in their already fabulous apartment. The result was achieved successfully with techniques not normally used in ceiling construction.
Tell us about some of your famous clients
Dallas Cowboy football players, Jerusalem Technology Park, Proctor and Gamble, Wells Fargo, and many more. But I also do smaller projects for "regular" clients.
Tell us some big names you have done construction for
Dallas Cowboy football players, the Great Synagogue, Jerusalem Technology Park, Frito Lay, Proctor and Gamble, Wells Fargo, TGI Fridays and the CEO’s or individuals who own and operate them. Most are celebrities in the business world. But I also do projects for "regular" not so famous clients.
Who should contact you?
Those who want to see their building dreams and remodeling once they see their plan has unfolded. We are just as interested in small jobs as large. We can help with the planning stage or build what is already designed. Our goal is your goal…to see the end result built on time and within budget…professionally!
We are "over-the-top" pleased with Dave and his crew. They did a complete renovation on one of our bathrooms. The work was done in the time frame quoted and within the quoted budget. Every question we had was addressed with honesty, good consideration and clarity. Dave's crew is amazing: they work well together, they are on time, they work hard, they finish each day by cleaning up. HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! We were so happy with Dave's work on our bathroom, that we ended up using his business for a few other odds and ends jobs as well.
I would highly recommend Dave Sharret. Not only does Dave do thorough and quality work, he is attentive to detail with an aesthetic eye. His level of finish is par excellence, and he has a high ethical standard. In Israel, it is difficult to find all of these qualities in construction, but Dave Sharett is an outlier here in the renovation business. He never leaves a job unless the customer is completely satisfied. His friendly smile and good nature is a breath of fresh air even in the most challenging of circumstances. With Dave in charge, you can be assured that your job will be done with tender-loving care and best of all...it will be done right.
David Sharett, did a major project and remodelled my entire office located in the city center in Jerusalem, Dave is one of the most pleasant guys to be around and his work is just top notch. Now, thanks to Sharett Contracting, I am sitting in one of the nicest offices that Jerusalem has to offer.
Dave did numerous renovations at my apartment last summer - not only did he work within my budget, he also used high-quality materials, did top-quality work (I've been here for 16 years and never seen such beautiful work), and didn't leave until I was satisfied (I was more than!). What I loved is that he stuck with his original quote - often contractors quote a cheaper price but then there are surprises halfway through - they add on things... with Dave, even though his quote might be a bit higher, you can be assured that he's going to stick to that price, do a fantastic job, and you'll feel it was worth every penny. Everyone I've sent to him has thanked me profusely. Thank you so much - you solved things other contractors were sure there weren't solutions to by thinking out of the box, and using your many years of experience. No job too big for him and his team. Look at his site to see some of his projects, though they are way more impressive in real life. A real mensch, too. I look forward to working with you in the future, Dave!
Sharett Contracting remodeled our home in Jerusalem, floors, demolition, paint, windows, electrical... They committed to and completely honored a tight schedule, completing everything on time, as promised, in perfect condition with great attention to detail. The workers were timely, productive, considerate and professional at all times. They cleaned up immaculately and left no clutter or debris in the hallways or elevators while they were on the job. They answered all questions and took great pride in the quality of their work. I highly recommend Sharett Contracting.
We have known David and his family for over 15 years. No job is too big or too complicated for David and his professional team of builders, electricians, plumbers and painters. David is known for his high quality services. He designed and rebuilt several areas of our now lovely apartment located in the German Colony, Jerusalem. When we bought the apartment the bathroom had one of those tiny sinks, the ones that you need to turn your head sideways to wash your face or end up with your feet all wet! It also had a huge ugly bathtub but no cabinets! David cleared the space, designed a new bathroom, built the cabinets and installed walls with beautiful mosaic details so now we have an elegant and functional bathroom. Our kitchen was dated and cluttered. David designed and created a multi-function efficient area incorporating a working desk, laundry, pantry where I now enjoy cooking. It is refreshing to have a builder that can help you decide what you need and want done. It is so good to have a friend who is also an accomplished builder in Israel. During an ice storm one of our planters crashed a neighbors glass table
I have known David Sharett and his family for over 10 years. I have hired Sharett contracting on small and medium sized projects which needed extreme care and precision to detail such as a recording studio, and I have hired him for one of the largest, most complex and high profile remodeling jobs in Jerusalem. Through extreme deadline pressures, difficult problems, and many unforeseen issues, Dave always remained calm, and shows a wisdom in his business and also in his character. When people were freaking out, Dave was a source of strength and peace that frankly I wish we all possessed. Dave is not going to be the cheapest bid, but he's going to be the best contractor you can hire in Israel, period! I know, I have hired many of them, and have been sorry every time I used someone other than Dave. If we could only clone David Sharett, our Israel would be a more perfect place - at least our homes, businesses and buildings would be closer to perfect!
Wow...words aren't enough...some things you just have to experience. Not only is the quality top notch but the easy going personality of Dave is such a pleasure. Don't get me wrong, he's a business man from the word 'go', but with compassion, caring and common sense! Best of all....after the work is over he still cares about the job he performed and isn't going to avoid your phone calls or skip town. In one word Sharett Contracting is character.
We first got to know Dave when he came to sort out the huge problems left by the negligent work of an earlier builder. He worked for months solving each problem (leakages, poor plastering, bad wiring, fitting all our skirtings) in turn. He laid the rest of our wooden floor to perfection. We then returned to him for various other projects including total redecoration, building bookshelves and making us a beautiful wooden succah. We have always found Dave to be honest, kind and a pleasure to have around. He work is clean, professional and to the highest perfectionist standard. He is very experienced and knowledgable and we completely trust him. We left him with full responsibility and happily went away leaving him our keys for the building work. He dealt pleasantly with everyone, including the neighbours and we recommend him wholeheartedly.
I highly recommend Sharett Contracting for any work that you need done on your apartment/home or business. I had a complete renovation done on my apartment. In most of Israel, contractors bid low just to get the job, and then add costs later -- a very dishonest practice which is sadly the norm in Israel. David is different from all of these other contractors. What he bids is what it costs! And if you ask him for advice, his answers will be for your benefit -- not for his. He is completely honest and adds nothing to what was bid. Don't be fooled by other contractor's low bids -- go with David. In addition to spending many hours driving me around to choose tiles, counter material, cabinet grains, windows, paint colors, etc., David worked with me to produce out-of-the ordinary designs that would fit the needs of me and my family such as installation and wiring of US electrical outlets, sliding doors, creation of various built-in closets and shelves, overhead storage, external bathroom sinks, and a laundry room that could accommodate a laundry tub. He also modified the existing structures in such a way as to use every millimeter of possible space to fit my requested floor plan while I am certain that other contractors would have given me less space to use based on the existing previous structures. The final work is superb!
I have used Sharett Contracting for a couple of larger renovation projects and have been completely satisfied with the finished product. David is very easy to work with and is extremely patient and flexible. I fully recommend Sharett Contracting for your next renovation project. It may not be the cheapest but you will have peace of mind that the project will be done right, the first time.
I came to Israel to help a friend do a remodeling project in his house. He called David and asked if he would over see the job as a few volunteers and I did the work. I have been in construction all my life and David is the nicest, calmest, knowledgable, and organized contractor I have met. He doesn't get upset at problems , he just solves them. He gave us great wisdom in steering us in the right direction when making decisions for our project.. He has a lot of patience . David was truly a blessing from God We thank God for him I totally recommend hiring David and his company to do your construction/ remodeling job.
When I needed extra storage, it was David Sharett of Sharett Contracting who came to my rescue and solved my problem. I highly recommend David's work. It was clean and efficient and his presence is more than pleasant. Sheila Raviv, Jerusalem
Entrusting Sharett Contracting with the renovations in my house was wonderful. A listening ear, good advice, quality work and no shortcuts to save themselves money. They went the extra mile so that the finished product was what I wanted.
I hired David for a repair job that demanded a high quality -"perfect" finish. David and his team did an amazing job and left the apartment as clean as they found it. As a property manager I have overseen the work of dozens of contractors and I HIGHLY recommend David Sharett!
"Our synagogue had a brief window of days in which to make a significant change in our sanctuary. David Sharett did excellent work on the project and finished a day early - professional, pleasant and trust worthy.
David Sharett's work is par excellence. Here, in Israel, we consider it the best company for your home and building renovations and repairs. We have utilized David and his crew for both large building construction and private home renovations and give him the highest score possible for a rating. To watch him and his workers from beginning to end, is a marvelous thing as they are organized, each has a great skill in their line of responsibility and there is no mess nor clean up after the job is finished. For a completely enjoyable experience in remodeling or construction, we recommend David Sharett and his construction business in Jerusalem.
Highly Recommended! Sharett Contracting is reliable, and delivers a custom quality product--no matter how big or small the project. Dave is easy to work with and communicate with and will execute what you want the first time around! and always gives a reliable competitive bid. Very refreshing compared to other contractors we've worked with who need to be told a million times what to do, constantly watched, and then add extra fees. Dave is honest and works with integrity!
I would like to recommend Sharett Contracting for all your general contracting needs. Dave does a professional job on every job he has done, with good communication and better than expected results. From plumbing to electrical to mechanical and structural, Dave does the job well! Dave works under the golden rule, to do for others as he would have done for him. Byron Stinson, Har Homa, Israel
I have had the privilege of working with David Sharett on several projects around Israel, his experience and attention to detail is of the highest quality. You will not find a better construction/remodeling company than Sharett Contracting.
Sharett Contracting recently did some minor renovations in our home, and my wife and I are very pleased with the results. The workers were efficient and careful to clean up after a day's work. Recommended!
I have had the pleasure of working with David Sharett on two significant jobs in our home. One was a very difficult and challenging job. I was delighted to work with him. The work itself was done with excellence. The clean up was always spotless. His ability to oversee workers and their diligence in working for him was impressive. David has my highest recommendation. Daniel Juster
Sharett Contracting has assisted me with both commercial and residential projects; all of which were completed "on time" and with the utmost quality. Very professional intelligent approach, great design and solid execution. The final outcomes were awesome!
We first hired Sharett Contracting to install an "invisible" access panel to our A/C unit in a very conspicuous part of our living room ceiling. The crew arrived on time, installed the panel promptly and professionally and thoroughly cleaned up afterwards. We then asked David to solve a mysterious water leak problem. His crew was able to locate the source of the leak and fix the problem. We would be pleased to recommend David for any of your projects.
We can confidently recommend Dave Sharett for any kind of construction work whether it is from scratch or re-modelling. He just delivers excellent work and the job was done with care and precision. We had our desires and idea's and therefore during the whole working process he kept us informed. Although our projects took time to complete, I think we have an amazing outcome and a work of art. He built for us custom cabinetry, office with a chestnut wooden desktop and a L-shape ward-robe closet. we enjoy from it every day as it is beautiful and practical in use.
I first heard about Dave Sharett's exemplary quality before returning to Israel from the USA a couple of years ago, and asked him to help ready my home with me while I prepared for my family to arrive. His crew worked impeccably in tight spaces to complete the work in time for my family to settle right into a comfortably ready situation. We were so impressed that we brought him back for further small improvements after only a couple of months, and again after only a year or so of settling in; and each time the work was timely, clean, of excellent quality, and most recently it so impressed a neighbor that she also asked if he might be available soon. We can't express a high-enough recommendation.
I have worked along side Dave for over 15 years on various remodel projects. He's a perfectionist, has complete integrity, keeps appointments, and is pleasant to deal with. I've also hired him for projects in my own home and will again.
Dave Sharett, apart from being an artist at what he does, is as honest as the day is long, infinitely pleasant to deal with and a complete mensch. Dave is always reliable and a utter perfectionist in all he does. Dave has done a number of jobs us and has become one of the most beloved visitors to our home. There simply are not enough stars to rate him accordingly. Just know he is a treasure and just about the finest craftsman and contractor in Jerusalem and in Israel.
We bought our 3-floor Jlm. apt. in Feb. 2010. Dave and his workers did a fantastic job. Supervised installation of new kitchen, installed new walls, 2nd floor gutted and re-done with custom closets, cabinets, master bath, 3rd floor attic bath added and more. He's got an American/yekke sensibility and attention to details, and is very honest. Whenever we encountered a snag, Dave's motto was, "We'll make it work", and he did! (Even when we had to deal with less-than-scrupulous Israeli suppliers.) We highly recommend Dave Sharret.