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I have personally known Tom Barry of Summit View Inc. for nearly twenty five years. I have continued to recommend and work with Tom because of his integrity, honesty and work ethic.

While working with Tom over the past three decades, I have had repeated thanks from client for introducing Tom to them. His attention to detail, and "on time and on budget" philosophy has made it a joy to work with him.

Throughout each project, Tom works directly with the Client and Architect to achieve the highest quality of work. He has always provided follow up services after the completion of each project. He always stands by his work without exception. He has remained friends with his clients throughout the years, which in turn has been a great source of referrals.

I am proud to have Tom as a business associate and long time friend and would highly recommend him for any project. He is by far the best builder I have ever worked with throughout my career.


William A. Wood A.I.A


In July of 2008 Tom completed my custom home in Contra Costa County and North Livermore hills. I did want a quality home and Tom provided positive professional input from the initial bidding and design process and throughout the project. The project required roads, wells and septic systems and this complex project was accomplished smoothly and efficient -- thanks to Tom's thoughtful input and many years of experience. When issues surfaced, we met and Tom and I always reached a satisfactory solution. The unique features of my home required some out of the box planning and results were always excellent... again, the results of Tom's experiences, intelligence and attention to details. One of the most impressive elements of Summit View is excellent relationship that Tom Barry has with his quality sub contractors. These strong relationships provided me with the confidence that my home would reflect the high quality that I expected. Additionally, it was clear to me that Tom could not be everywhere at all times on this large construction project. His valued sub contractors know their business and did their respective jobs with quality and professionalism.

Tom and I began this business and construction project as friends and ended as friends. I am delighted to recommend Tom Barry and Summit View to you as a builder for your custom home. Additionally, you and Tom are welcome to visit Villa Venti Venti and observe, first hand, the results of our custom home project.


Bill Mazzocco


Tom Barry was recommended by our architect, and contracting with him was the best decision we made to build our dream house! Tom was not only extremely responsive to our needs and questions, but was also always full of ideas and suggestions to come up with the best solution possible. This made the experience very pleasurable as he was more of a partner and part designer! He was always planning ahead and was very flexible with us while being firm with the sub-contractors to allow us to stay very close to budget even with many additional upgrades that we wanted as the project progressed. And in the end we got out dream house just the way we envisioned it and right on schedule!! Even after we moved in, Tom was extremely responsive and made it his business to make sure we were always completely satisfied with service being provided to address any concerns and questions that we had. Many of our friends have also built a custom home and as we exchanged notes, it was unbelievable that the only positive story were our experiences with Tom.

Varun Nanda
Sr. Vice President
Global Product Strategy Head, Oncology
Genentech, Inc.


Tom Barry brought our dream of building a Mediterranean-style home to reality. The day became the General Contractor all the concerns we had of building melted away.

Tom worked closely with our architect to identify and implement more efficient and effective ways to build our home. Tom made certain that we were building the home that we had dreamed of and not a monument to the architect. We presented Tom with a very tight time line and firm budget to work with and he was able to finish our home on-time and on-budget without compromising quality in any aspect of the project.

On many occasions, Tom offered us advice that went above and beyond his scope of work as the general contractor. From altering the grading plan to selecting the most suitable paint color to tile and window choices, Tom built our home as if he was building his own. What more can you ask for from a home builder?

We gladly give Tom Barry our highest recommendation for his work. We would do it again.

Patt and Kevin Cronin
Danville, CA

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