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Mitchell Custom Concepts

Founded 2002 • With Angi since September 2011


(12) Verified Reviews

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Phone Number


1218 Catharine St

Philadelphia, PA 19147


Zephyr Mitchell’s philosophy is to combine craftsmanship, design skill, sustainable building practices and knowledge of the ever evolving construction industry to restore and build timeless structures. In ten years he has rooted his business in client satisfaction, timeless detailing, as well as maintaining enduring relationships with clients, architects, and tradesmen. Zephyr specializes in kitchen and bathroom renovations, but the possibilities are always endless when it comes to new or renovated construction. Fill out the contact form for a free quote....

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In many ways he is a wonderful craftsman and was very helpful to us in as much as assis us choose materials for our job. We worked with him for several years and he was the main contractor on site, overseeing everything from plumbing, electricity, installation of appliances and windows and so forth. In short, the entire remodeling was his job although we did use outside licensed professionals such as plumbers and electricians...but all vetted and managed by Zephyr. So in many ways it was great to work with him. So you might wonder why we give him an overall F. It's because when some things didn't work out, there was absolutely no way that we would get an apology, and no way that he would take responsibility for it. We have a case in point which is still ongoing, 4 years after completion. A wall on our 3rd floor has the condenser for our 3 ductless AC units. The condenser is correctly installed on metal rods to this wall and is about 4.5' above the roof. This supporting wall with the condenser is wood that has been wire meshed and stuccoed. We found large cracking in the stucco about 2 years after we installed the units which was then fixed, and now 2 years later, it is happening again.....huge cracks that are letting water into our house and it appears that the wire mesh has rotted too. Mitchell Custom concepts says the issue is with the AC installer as he followed the installation instructions. [more about installation later]... The manual does say that the condenser has to be placed on something that prevents vibration and it is currently located on a wall that is wood with wire mesh covered with stucco. We have had Zephyr out each time after this occurred. From him we hear that it is our fault that it is cracking as we decided it should be put in this spot. What we know if Zephyr was managing this job and all site decisions came from him and in discussion with other professionals because he knew what he was doing...supposedly. Several times he has assured us that he followed the manual instructions. Pg 4 of the Samsung model MH080FXCA4A_FJM states clearly that " install the outdoor unit on a flat stable surface that can support its' weight and does not generate any unnecessary noise and vibration." The manual also states: "with an outdoor unit having net weight upper than 132.3 lbs, we suggest do not install this suspended on wall, but consider floor standing one''.

Description of Work
Zephyr was the general contractor on the remodeling of our house

Category contractors, ceramic tile, closet systems, concrete repair, countertops, electrician, flooring contractor, handyman service, lighting, plastering, plumbing, remodeling, replacement windows, home builders, skylights, woodworking, ceiling fans, stucco, home remodeling, interior painters, doors



Robert S.

Zephyr is a nice and trustworthy guy. He knows what he's doing, has good aesthetic sense, and has a high standard for the finished product. Having worked with another contractor on an even larger project at my house, I can tell you what a relief it was to have someone doing the work whose work quality, communication skills, and conscientiousness I had confidence in. Zephyr was good about keeping me up to date, offering advice, and giving me tips about small handyman projects around the house. For the finishing of my stairs and hallway floor and the carpet installation, Zephyr put me in contact with two guys who did a great job. I highly recommend Mitchell Custom Concepts.

Description of Work
Complete remodel of bathroom (moved wall and doorway, built large hallway closet, tiled shower and floor, installed shower, and installed recessed cabinet) Installed hardwood floor in hallway Installed recessed lights in hallway Framed and hung three new doors Reworked some drywall and baseboard Remade the runner/baseboard up the side of my staircase Installed iron banister on stairs and in hall various other little things

Category carpet installation, ceramic tile, closet systems, drywall, flooring contractor, hardwood floor, lighting, plumbing, remodeling, woodworking, home remodeling, doors



Brent W.

Zypher and Ian are the best! I'd trust them with any remodeling or home repair job. They are very detail oriented and perform work in a timely and professional manner. All work done is A+ quality and reasonably priced.

Description of Work
Installed walk in shower and fixed tough leak. Repaired/demo 2nd shower and wall, plumbing work. Extensive drywall work, trim work and framing for custom stairway.

Category drywall, plumbing, woodworking, home remodeling



Ann H.

Zephyr Mitchell is a magician. That pretty much says it all. What, you want more details? Ok. The back bedroom of our house has not been occupied in probably over 30 years. It's been used for storage and pretty much neglected, in part because of some heavy water damage to the ceiling and plaster that was in disastrous condition. We'd been talking about it for years, but never really got to it until we hired Zephyr. We had several estimates - his wasn't the lowest, but wasn't the highest either and we felt it was very fair for the work involved. He did warn us up front that, because of the age of the house (100+ years) and the previous water damage, the price may go up if he found anything unexpected. We had anticipated this - another reason for the long delays was that we were afraid of what we might find - and were fine with it. So? he started with the demo which was the part that made me the most nervous. The ceiling was filled with blown-in cellulose insulation and I had visions of my entire house being coated with the nasty stuff. Z and crew took great care to ensure that my worst fears didn't come to fruition - the area was sealed off with a double layer of plastic and the floors were covered with a very heavy duty protective material. And thank heavens because the job was a bigger mess than I could have ever imagined. But? not one shred of insulation made it past the protective barrier and the rest of our house stayed mess-free (or at least construction mess-free, family mess is another story entirely). Once all the old nasty stuff was removed, Z did find a damaged beam and - after checking with us - completed the necessary repairs before moving on to the more cosmetic restoration. Restoration really describes what Z and his team did. I was afraid that the plaster walls were in such bad shape that they would have to be removed and replaced with drywall, but his miracle-working plaster guy brought them back to what seems like original condition. They are beautiful! My husband and I keep looking at them from all angles and in all lights and they look just as amazing every time. Way beyond what we ever expected. So once the walls were restored, it was time to go on to the woodwork - some of which was rotten, some of which was missing and some of which was ok, but filthy dirty. We had a stash of similar woodwork that we'd pulled out of a house that was being demolished and Zephyr was able to utilize it to patch the bad/missing spots. Again, he went well beyond what we expected. I couldn't tell where he had cut out and patched the bad places even before he painted! He also had to fill in with some new woodwork around the windows, install new sills and a boatload of other bits and pieces. Then there were the doors. Salvaged doors that matched the rest of our house, but didn't match the sagging doorway. He planed them down to fit the irregular opening and somehow managed to hang them so they fit perfectly! However, even with all that amazing work, the piece de la resistance was the closet. Not the interior - we'll do that later - but the trim. We had salvaged an old Victorian-stlyed closet surround that we wanted to use around the new closet opening. It was old. It was dirty. It had been badly stored. But, worst of all, it was the wrong size. But not anymore. Zephyr did some magic and now it looks like it was original to the house. It was way too tall for the space so this magic trick involved cutting out a part from the center portion to maintain the more heavily decorative top and bottom. Plus it had double doors with a post in the middle so the job also included proper support and creation of jambs for everything. Not to mention sanding, fixing cracks etc. If I can figure out how to upload photos, I will. It is gorgeous! Finally, everything was painted to our specifications - which included a deep-toned accent wall that I had neglected to mention when he first gave us the estimate, so that was a bit of an added charge (quite fair!). He also installed six down lights, a ceiling fan and added an outlet. I really can not say enough about how happy we are with the completed job and Zephyr. The work was outstanding, on time and close to on budget (with every overage explained to and approved by us) and I can hardly wait to have him tackle several additional long overdue projects!

Description of Work
Complete rehab of bedroom including demo, drywall, plaster restoration, trim/woodwork, paint, lighting & ceiling fan installation.

Category drywall, lighting, plastering, remodeling, woodworking, ceiling fans, interior painters



Suzanne G.

Zephyr responded quickly to my request for an estimate, took the time to discuss with me which of my requests were or weren't feasible and why, and assisted me in finding suppliers for cabinets, tile, lighting etc. He kept me informed of unexpected developments (which, given the age of my house and state of the existing kitchen, were not that unexpected), various options along the way, and potential changes in cost. He was prompt in responding to queries when I was out of town, and always happy to explain in more detail the work being done. I had a specific and somewhat tight timeline and he more than met it (the couple of hassles along the way were solely the fault of suppliers). Zephyr is knowledgable and skilled at working with old row homes like mine, and he and his crew were upbeat, happy to work with my electricians and roofer, and took great care of the rest of my space as they worked. The cost was entirely reasonable, and I feel that everything that needed to be done was done well, while extraneous work (and cost) was avoided. I had been dreading the kitchen remodel, but this proved to be a great experience and I'm delighted with the finished kitchen (and laundry room). I will certainly use Mitchell Custom Concepts in the future.

Description of Work
Completely demolished dark, drafty, lopsided, cluttered kitchen and rebuilt bright, welcoming, insulated, efficient and precisely configured one in its place. Also demolished crowded laundry room cabinets and fixtures, repainted as repaired tile as needed; hung new light fixture in dining room and patched and repainted ceilings and one wall.

Category ceramic tile, drywall, electrician, insulation, lighting, remodeling, home remodeling, interior painters



Richard C.

Description of Work
Zephyr at Mitchell Custom Concepts was great. From start to finish Zephyr was on top of the job. The quality and attention to detail is unmatched. Nothing went unturned and zephyr did not push us in any direction that we did not want to go. He and his co worker Ian were punctual, friendly , and very responsive every time we called. We travel a lot and had no problem with zephyr working while he was gone. I almost forgot to mention how reasonably priced MCC was. He blew all the other contractors out of the water and we couldn't be more satisfied with the quality of his work. We will use MCC again in the future!

Category drywall, home remodeling



Amber L.

Zephyr and his crew helped my husband and I gut and fully renovate our 2,200 square foot row home in Pennsport, a small neighborhood within the city of Philadelphia. Although he was priced slightly higher than the other contractors we obtained pricing from, the quality of his work was worth the nominal difference in pricing. I am an architect and my husband a user experience designer. We were very selective about who we choose to renovate my first own home. Zephyr worked with my husband and I throughout the entire process. He coordinated all new plumbing and electrical re-wiring (with a licensed plumber and electrician), made suggestions when we were trying to mitigate a fast-paced decision making process, and executed the work on-time and on-budget. Being involved in the trade, I cannot stress enough how difficult it is to find a contractor who is reasonably priced and does the job right. I will be working with Zephyr again on my next project. This particular renovation included the following: · Refinishing original wood floors · 2 new full bathrooms · Complete replacement of all interior walls and ceilings · New electrical through-out · New plumbing through-out · New roofing · Brick re-pointing · 20 new windows installed · Insulated all exterior walls and roof · New Kitchen

Description of Work
Renovated a 2,200 square foot row home in Philadelphia

Category drywall, remodeling, home remodeling



Aurora D.

It went very well. He gave us a time frame and he was on point. He discussed the stages; what would need to happen and what we needed to do when. Had great suggestions and pointed us to good sources for cabinetry, flooring, lighting and tiles. He works with a small crew and they were wonderful; each day they did thorough clean-ups and were very personable.

Description of Work
Gutted and completely rehab kitchen which included relocating the exterior door, stucco plus moving and replacing all windows.

Category remodeling, replacement windows, stucco, home remodeling, doors



Cecile S.

We liked the man very much, but he had another job and we did not use him, he did not have the time when we were ready. He came out right away and looked at the job. We wanted to have the job done before it got to cold to do it. The only reason we did not use him was because he did not have the time. He gave us a general quote, which was quite high compared to the person who actually did the job. He is on the high end. He was very knowledgeable and he knew what the project entailed. My husband trusted his expertise. I would not hold him to the general quote.

Description of Work
Mitchell Custom Concepts gave us a consultation on rebuilding outside dormers.

Category remodeling, woodworking



Elaine L.

I highly recommend Zephyr of Mitchell Custom Concepts. Zephyr first arrived to help answer my question on whether I could safely take down a wall to widen the kitchen area. He was doubtful but removed the sheetrock to reveal a solid stack of bricks supporting a steel beam - thus, I knew to reduce the scope of the job in advance, saving me unnecessary work. My remodel included several different items - creating an enlarged kitchen area with matching cabinetry, countertop and floor tile to what was existing; in the front hall closet creating a new shelving area, enclosing the water heater and laying a new tile floor; painting a couple of rooms; and laying new baseboard around the perimeter of the living area. Zephyr and his workman, Ian, were conscientious and artful. I took a photo of the angled and skillfully installed baseboard around corners and odd edges, but didn't see where on this review I can upload the photo. So you'll have to take my word for it! What made working with Zephyr different is he educated me along the way. He drove me along a street in center city where tile places and wood trim places are located and introduced me to several of the workers there. I was able to peruse the stores to find materials that suited me best. When I described what I was trying to do as far as baseboard, Zephyr directed me to a plant that creates what I was looking for. He delivered a pamphlet with some samples and I was able to choose among them. I expect to work with Zephyr again. I have these two 7' high windows that need replacement...

Description of Work
Kitchen remodel- expand existing size by adding two new cabinets & countertop, match existing. Replace appliances. Repaint. Front hall closet- Enclose water heater, new shelving, new underlayment & tile floor. Repaint 2 bedrooms. New baseboard through perimeter of living area. Odds & ends.

Category custom cabinets, ceramic tile, closet systems, countertops, drywall, flooring contractor, handyman service, remodeling, home remodeling, interior painters



Geoffrey S.

All of the above is pretty standard. What set Zephyr apart were the following:1) He saved us ~$5,000. While he was working on our house, another company was slated to reinforce our foundation and install a french drain to alleviate basement flooding we were having. Zephyr took a look and asked us if we had checked with our neighbors to the east. Sure enough, the source of the water was their waste pipe, not infiltrating groundwater. Our neighbors fixed their waste pipe and the problem ceased. 2) He is meticulous. Most contractors try (to varying degrees) to slap things together and hope you don't notice. Zephyr, on the other hand, was never satisfied with his own work. The result was a front and rear door that have received numerous, unsolicited compliments. He was working with a settling house, so the hole for the door was not a perfect rectangle. He did everything he could to make it look like it was. 3) I like to work on my house and Zephyr helped me out at no additional cost. He gave me a detailed schedule for when my different jobs needed to be done to mesh with what he was doing. He gave me many pointers that made my jobs easier and the end results better. He even let me borrow his tools.4) He didn't mess up my floor, which I had just refinished. He didn't mess up my tile, which I had just laid. Zephyr is honest and easy to work with. He's our handyman. I can't say enough about him.

Description of Work
Zephyr demo'ed an exterior door and framed/hung a new one, including all hardware and a new transom. He also installed a new rear door. He put in new drywall in our vestibule, moved and rewired the switch to our exterior light, including adding a new switch and wire for an overhead light in our vestibule. I'm not the person in the house who negotiates, bargains, or controls the money, so I'm really cloudy on the price. All I remember is that he was at the lower end of our estimates. I think it was somewhere near $2,000.

Category contractors, drywall, electrician, lighting, woodworking, doors




still working on our project. It will be sometime before it is finished.

Description of Work
Zephyr Mitchell has been working on our house. It needed a complete overhaul as we had gutted it before moving in! He has managed this job very responsibly, even meeting with other contractors for various quotes and helping us sort out the best deal. Always on time, an excellent communicator, and very fairly priced. Although our house is not yet finished and we hope to work with him for the duration of the project, there are times when we have to stop due to our it is taking a while,but it is through no fault of his. Mr Mitchell has worked on everything from electric to plumbing to wood construction and also on some amazing feats of engineering (as per our engineers report). He did a stellar job on our bathroom tiling, and even caste our cement counter tops. We value his reliability.

Category contractors, ceramic tile, closet systems, concrete repair, countertops, decks, drywall, insulation, plastering, plumbing, remodeling, replacement windows, home builders, woodworking, ceiling fans, glass block, home remodeling, interior painters, doors, sunrooms, mudjacking, hardscaping

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    Services Offered

    Custom Home Remodeling, Kitchen, Baths, Patios

    Services Not Offered

    Working blindly without proper agreement between the client and Supervisor, nor allowing an unsafe work environment.

    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Mitchell Custom Concepts

    How is Mitchell Custom Concepts overall rated?

    Mitchell Custom Concepts is currently rated 4.7 overall out of 5.

    What days are Mitchell Custom Concepts open?

    Mitchell Custom Concepts is open:

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    What payment options does Mitchell Custom Concepts provide

    Mitchell Custom Concepts accepts the following forms of payment: Check

    Does Mitchell Custom Concepts offer free estimates?

    Yes, Mitchell Custom Concepts offers free project estimates.

    Does Mitchell Custom Concepts offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    No, Mitchell Custom Concepts does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

    Are warranties offered by Mitchell Custom Concepts?

    Yes, Mitchell Custom Concepts offers warranties.

    What services does Mitchell Custom Concepts offer?

    Mitchell Custom Concepts offers the following services: Custom Home Remodeling, Kitchen, Baths, Patios

    Are there any services Mitchell Custom Concepts does not offer?

    Working blindly without proper agreement between the client and Supervisor, nor allowing an unsafe work environment.