I came to America as a young woman. Although I already had a degree in architecture and design, I wanted to start my life anew in America. I didn’t speak English, so I made sure my first goal was to learn the language and find a job.
Things started out a bit rough, as I was robbed the first week I arrived, and all my money, luggage, and even my credit cards and passport were stolen. But tens of thousands of people came to this country over the past two hundred and fifty years with much less than what I had, so I just picked myself up and kept going.
I found work at a reputable contracting company in South Florida, eventually making my way up the corporate ladder. But I realized very quickly that the services they were providing were less than excellent, and I saw shortcuts being taken, time and again – overpricing of jobs, sloppy workmanship, and so on. These were not the values I was raised with, and I knew I could do better. I figured that maybe it was time for a woman to get into the contracting field and try to offer a different kind of remodeling service – one based not on greed and taking advantage of the customer, but one based on honesty and relationships first.
Back then, I didn’t realize that there weren’t any state-licensed female contractors in Florida. I was informed time and time again that “women don’t belong in the construction industry”. But I have now been providing residents across South Florida the finest personal contracting services for almost twenty years. My goal is simple – treat my clients with respect and care, charge a fair price and provide the best service I can. Do an excellent job, do it right the first time – and if something goes wrong you fix it. Period. Care more about your clients than making money, and your business will do fine. It’s really that simple.
As a minority woman, I started my business on the conviction that everyone should be treated like family and that a woman can perform high-level contracting services as well as any man (and oftentimes better!).
Our team at MMR handles small and large projects, from kitchen and bathroom remodeling, additions, new interior constructions, interior and/or exterior renovations, demolitions or corrections of violation problems, and much, much more! We will help you accomplish the personal projects that are central to your life – and we will do so in an honest and ethical manner.
We have a passion for our work and our customers: no high-pressure sales, no “tonight only” sales tactics, no “let me call my manager” – none of the ridiculous nonsense that everyone knows is a silly game. I’ll give you a price based on a fair and reasonable profit margin – and then we will provide you with a job performed with integrity and care, by a contractor who can be relied on to actually help you with getting what you want!
The general contractor you choose will be the most important choice you will make when planning your home improvement project. It’s not which materials will you use, or even the colors or finishes. It’s whom you’ll entrust with the care of your home. We tell the truth always. That includes everything from scheduling, costs, and warranties.
MMR gives you all the solutions to any construction and remodeling project – regardless of the complexity. All work is done according to state and local codes and regulations. We use the industry’s leading consulting firm to make sure our contracts are in complete compliance with state and federal law – are easy to understand and are fair. Our responsibilities may include applying for building permits with all the counties, project management, and design advice.
We are committed to honest, excellent job performance and customer service. Your relationship with us – whether it is over several days, a few weeks, or months – is our highest concern. Why? Because almost all of our jobs come from referrals made by our previous customers! That is why we strive to give each client an enjoyable, successful experience. Our focus is always on the customer and making sure your experience with us is rewarding and pleasant from start to finish.
Our company principles – which I set in place years ago – focus on success during “day-to-day” operations, to guarantee that the common goal is achieved. This is accomplished through strong leadership, extensive job knowledge, creativity, proactive management, team-building strategies, financial strength, effective communication, and continued education. First, we satisfy and delight our customers, then we worry about making money.
Call us at (954) 900-9992 or email us at [email protected] and tell us some of what you would like to learn about your home remodeling needs. We will be pleased to discuss the situation with you, meet with you, provide you with an estimate and help you figure out your needs, wants, or dreams into a beautiful reality.
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Marcela and her team are amazing! She drew up a great quote and design. I relied heavily on her for suggestions. I gave her a vague idea of what I wanted and we went from there. The result is so beautiful. I can’t believe it’s my kitchen. We did all this with me being in California too! I can’t imagine too many people I would trust to deliver a kitchen while I’m working 3000 miles away. We finished even finished early and on-budget. I walked in yesterday to see it was even more beautiful in person! Thanks again for being super professional and easy to work with
I have recommended Marcela two times. She and her staff are on time, courteous and leave the site cleaned up. She got all of the permits needed and was there when the inspectors arrived. We had no problems what ever. I really appreciate her efforts, especially since I continue to hear horror stories from others who have been remodeling.
Marcela Montoya and her whole organization are very professional. From day one, I had a level of trust with her. I am considering another project and I will definitely be getting her bid on it.
Marcela and MMR are very qualified and exceed expectations on the high quality of the work performed within a very tight schedule. She, not only is a very good project management professional but, also has that classy feminine touch to feed you with additional and very valuable excellent ideas of things that can be done to improve the final outcome. Absolutely recommended!
“As a leading Ft. Lauderdale architectural building design and review company, we have had the pleasure to work with Marcela since 2010, covering a wide range of projects including luxury residential homes and full condo renovations. MMR provides outstanding general contracting services for all her projects and Marcela is uniquely talented in this field providing exceptional details and coordination for each project. I never hesitate to recommend her and her company to our clients.”
“MARCELA and her crew have remodeled our kitchen and two bathrooms over a period of three years. This entailed rebuilding walls, tiling walls and floors, changing plumbing and electrical wiring and more. But most important Marcela’s crew were always on time, polite, efficient and clean up every night.She and her crew listen to our ideas and made sound recommendations. We are very pleased with the results. We highly recommend Marcela Montoya Remodeling.”
Ken and Carol M.
“Adi and Brian: Last week you mentioned you wanted the contact information for the name of my contractor. She has shown quite a bit of creativity and helped us with interior design. We are now doing our third project with her and this last one is rather remarkable in terms of the amount of work we are completing in 5 weeks. Let me know if you have any questions and if you need to come by our house to see her work.”
“Dear Marcela: Your enthusiasm for our project was apparent from the start, as you began before the developer even finished the building. Throughout the construction process we had many unforeseen changes that you handled without pause or frustration. Because of this, you transformed the designers’ vision into a stunning reality. I hope that we can work together again in the future, and I would not hesitate to recommend you for any future construction needs.”
Riles & Co.