Clients & Testimonials


At Josh Klein Construction, our goal is to have satisfied clients.  We are proud of our rave reviews and strong customer relationships.  Check out what some of our clients have to say about our exceptional work.


Click here to see a list of Josh Klein Construction completed projects.

Incanto Restaurant & Boccalone

"Josh Klein Construction pulled off a miracle in doing a complete foundation-to-roof retrofit of our 100-year-old building. He finished on-time and on-budget, without dropping a single detail. Josh contributed much more to our project than just a building contractor: His firsthand understanding of the ins and outs of foodservice-related building and health codes streamlined our design process. His relationships with specialists in all parts of our field helped us assemble a top-notch team. And his extensive experience in the hospitality business contributed to smart decisions in all aspects of our project. It's easy to understand why Josh's existing clients always want him for their next project -- he is simply the best."


Mark Pastori

Incanto Restaurant & Boccalone

Pizza Antica, Spruce, The Village Pub, Mayfield Café & Bakery

"Josh Klein Construction has built six restaurants for us since June of 2001 and we have always been impressed with his hands on approach, insistence on quality workmanship, ability to always deliver on time (or even ahead of schedule on some projects!) and his follow through on any and all issues once a project is complete. We look forward to working with Josh on many new future projects. Josh also cooks a mean pizza!"


Brannin Beal, Partner

Bacchus Management Group

Pizza Antica, Spruce, The Village Pub, Mayfield Café & Bakery


"Josh Klein is a ROCK STAR! Quite literally, I wouldn’t have a restaurant if it weren’t for Josh Klein Construction. As a first time restaurateur, I knew nothing, first hand of the ins and outs of restaurant construction. Josh gently and patiently walked me through every phase of construction and pre-construction, saving me time, money and headaches. In every negotiation I could trust that Josh had my best interests at heart. His knowledge of design, engineering; building and health department codes shaved days off our approval process. In the end, Josh finished Pizzalina three weeks early and under budget, unheard of! And, it was a joy working with him – why would you hire anyone else?!"


Louise Franz, Chef/Owner


Lark Creek Restaurant Group

"Josh Klein Construction is a hands-on choice for quality restaurant construction. Josh built 1,500 square foot Yankee Pier in Larkspur, CA with a casual, rustic style. Then a few years later he created finely-detailed Lark Creek Steak at Westfield Francisco Centre. One was small and informal, the other luxuriously-appointed and chic, and a union job with difficult working conditions, on a very tight schedule, to boot. Both turned out just as the architect ordered because Josh was running the job himself making design suggestions, leading the subs and pounding nails, every day. And when a problem did arise, there was no discussion about anything other than how to fix it…fast."


Michael Dellar, Co-founder, President & CEO

Lark Creek Restaurant Group

Architecture & Light

Architecture & Light has collaborated with Josh Klein Construction on many restaurant projects in the San Francisco Bay Area over the past dozen or so years. In each and every one of these projects, Josh Klein has excelled in the performance of his general contracting responsibilities, from preliminary estimating to sync project budgets, through thorough, competitive pricing to strong management of subcontractors and design-build engineers, detailed documentation and communication of the construction process to the Owner and Architect culminating in well-crafted projects, completed on time and within stated budgets. He is responsive, wise, enthusiastic and likeable. With his years of hospitality construction experience and his keen interest in the food and beverage industry, I give my highest recommendation for Josh Klein Construction.


Mark Stevens, Principal

Architecture & Light

Left Bank, LB Steak & Gordon Biersch

I have worked with Josh Klein of Josh Klein Construction, Inc. since 2002. During that period of time, Josh has constructed four restaurants for me and remodeled one. I have referred Josh to numerous clients and they have also become loyal customers. I have worked with various contractors over my career and Josh is my first choice. The reasons are as follows:


  • Win/Win: With many contractors, the relationship becomes averse once the contract is signed. Unless all conditions have been fully identified, issues become change orders and sources of conflict. Working with Josh is collaborative. He explains the issues and provides strategies for solutions. After five restaurants together, I know that Josh has our best interests at heart. Nothing works as well as trust.


  • Open Book: Josh shares with you the pricing and identifies opportunities for cost savings or schedule acceleration. Josh identifies opportunities early on so that schedules are often not impacted. He informs his clients when sub-contractors numbers are high or low. You are informed of all the bids and an assessment of the various resources.


  • Inexpensive, Good and Fast and with Josh you get all three. On our most recent project with Josh, he completed dis-proved the old adage. We had three contractors bid the job. The other two had substantially longer time schedules and were more expensive. Josh made several suggestions that greatly enhanced the outcome of our project.


I heartily endorse Josh Klein Construction, Inc. He is a man of his word and he has earned our business.


Edward N. Levine, CEO and Founder

Vine Solutions, Inc.

The Larkspur Melting Pot

“JKC was a pleasure to work with. The development of my restaurant was by far the most complicated project I have ever been involved in. The restaurant itself is in a very complex historical building, as such the project required many unique modifications and unforeseen obstacles. JKC provided services and team work that went above and beyond to insure that my project stayed on track and got completed to my satisfaction and within my timeframes. On my next venture I will be looking forward to working with JKC again.”


John A. McDonald

The Larkspur Melting Pot


"John Klein was the GC for our Straits, SF restaurant and the experience was ideal as one can hope for. Josh is hands on and walks you through every step of the process. He genuinely cares and I would use him for any other project- no questions asked. The restaurant and quality of work is beautiful, we truly could not have asked for a more pleasant and professional company to work with."


Chris Yeo


Matthiasson Family Vineyards

"We have a nickname for Josh Klein: we call him the Jedi Master. He completely rebuilt our 110-year-old farmhouse after the Napa earthquake, rallying his subcontractors at a moment's notice, working with the County to expedite permitting, anticipating hurdles and keeping us within budget, all in a whirlwind to get us back into our home and allow us to go back to focusing on our family and our business. We were continually impressed by how he planned for every detail, always one step ahead. We trust him completely and can't recommend him highly enough."


Steve Matthiasson

Matthiasson Family Vineyards


"Being a first time restaurant owner and starting from a new build, Josh Klein construction made the process seem easy.  The experience was outstanding on so many levels, like professionalism, cost, speediness, translation, etc.  I felt comfortable throughout the build out and we finished on time with no hitches.  Plus to this day, Josh Klein still helps this non-handy man in so many little ways that I am able to keep the ship sailing smooth!"


Greg Dunmore, chef/owner

nojo restaurant

Wipe Out Bar & Grill,

Fog Harbor Fish House

Josh Klein is hands down the best contractor we have ever worked with.  His extensive knowledge of the hospitality business and the building of a restaurant is like no other.  He finished both of our projects on time and under budget.  During the construction process Josh was available 24-7 and always on site to ensure not a single detail was missed.  I would never want to do another project without Josh Klein Construction.


Sandra Fletcher

Fog Harbor Fish House

Wipeout Bar & Grill

Pier 39 - San Francisco