Our Customers

Over the last 25+ years we have built long lasting relationships with our customers, they drop in just to say hello sometimes. They come back to buy a new piece, bring there children in to so they can buy their first piece.  We love our customers and they love us. 

Here are just a few of those testimonials we have privileged to receive over the years. 



Cathy and I wanted to thank you for the cutting board.  We love that it came from you and your shop – it is so consistent with how we live and eat.  It will get years of service in our new home.

And, I would also like to point out that we’ve enjoyed every interaction that we’ve had with your team at Berkeley Mills.  From Joel, to Peter, to Dave, and of course to Diep.  Everyone is genuinely helpful, without an ounce of “attitude”.  Knowing that you are busy, and that you have many high-profile clients paying top dollar for roomfuls of furniture (or islands!), it’s especially nice to get the service, attention, and genuine smile throughout the entire process that makes it a special experience.  Making a purchase is a vulnerable and fragile action – especially for expensive items.  Just the slightest attitude or lack of attention to detail can make it less-than-satisfying.  It’s not always easy to articulate why it feels good or not-so-good, but there’s a distinct feeling that one gets when purchasing an item.  I want to let you know that you and your partners have done a great job in creating a team and a wonderful atmosphere for conducting business.

We enjoyed getting to know Diep – she was very helpful in getting us to a great choice for the covering for the cushions.  You guys make a great team, that is clear.

 Take care, Clark and Cathy


It’s pretty cool to have Berkeley Mills offload furniture at our home! The Parson’s Table looks great. My wife is happy! (she’s always happy…).

William Thorn, LEED AP
Thorn Architects
Lafayette, CA

HI Joel and Dave,

We just wanted to let you know that we absolutely love our kitchen.  You folks did a fantastic job.  It’s so beautiful and so functional!  We are really enjoying cooking in it.

Thanks so much for a wonderful job,
Jeannette & Ashok
Palo Alto CA

Bridge Club team:

I wanted to send you all a note to tell you THANK YOU for all the hard work on the Warriors Owners Lounge [now the “Bridge Club”].  This was a tremendous amount of work & coordination in a short period of time, and we pulled it off.  Great work!

This was a great show of teamwork: multiple contractors working in the same tight space, and the whole project was on a budget and a timeline.  You guys made this happen, and I appreciate it, and the Warriors Ownership appreciates it.  They now have a great room they can use for many years, thanks to everyone on this email.

Great job team – hope to see you all at some Warriors games this year, and let’s keep in touch!

Billy B.


Just a note to say how pleased we are with the 21st Century AV Platform Bed you made for us.  It continues to exceed our expectations which were very high from the start.

Beautiful, strong, functional.  The angle of the massive headboard lends itself to comfortable reading and AV consumption.  The extended platform at the foot, present for the AV cabinetry, is also a handy open storage spot for the accessible extra blanket on chilly nights, the Wenge slab at the rear of the TV is sized just right to appear diminutive yet it blocks the view of the unsightly wires.

All in all an excellent piece of functional, beautiful furniture.

The bed has received top marks and we slept like the dead.

Thanks to all that had a hand in the process.  I am as persnickety as they come, and this piece of furniture is as handsome as it is solid.


Fritz Stoop
Maraga CA.

We’ve been really happy with our new kitchen & bath. I like to cook and now it’s much easier because everything I need is so accessible. Easy to clean up too, I was worried that there wouldn’t be enough space for everything, but you we’re right, all the space we had is more usable that I have more space. Thanks for the great kitchen design!

Marianne Hane
Palo Alto CA


Just to let you know I am very much enjoying my Bubinga desk.  You were right about the height, the depth, and the wood.  They call that an expert.

Thanks again,
Bill Herron

Gentlemen of Wood, I just saw the Foster sliders today and they are indeed a WORK OF ART! The focal point of the project! The fence is also outstanding!

Hal Moseley Architect
Aptos CA

Hi Dave,

Blair delivered the Zama Table and Oxbow Chairs this morning. Just beautiful.

Great job, the grain of the wood accents every curve. They are heirloom pieces and fit right in our “Little Hacienda”.

Thanks to all at Berkeley Mills,
Don & Maren.

Just wanted to let you guys know that Joyce and I are enjoying our new table and chairs a great deal. It fits in very well with some cherry furniture that we had purchased from Stickley about 20 years ago.

Tyler Shilling

Hello Dave. The table and sideboard you designed and made for us arrived today. They are beautiful. Works of art.

Thanks very much and best wishes,
Chris and Shauna Somerville