Angela Todd August 2017"I have worked with Michael on several projects including tables, chairs, nightstands, mirrors and beds. I have been thrilled with his work. Michael also works well with mixed media materials including metal, fabric, lighting and glass - giving me a wide variety of custom pieces he can produce. His work is exceptional every time - from his technical ability, to his artistic eye, to his dependability. I consider him an essential member of my design team."
Seth Lee July 2018 "Excellent work and attention to detail! We’ve had three different contractors in our home over the past 13 years. Michael's work definitely stands out."
Kyla Smith August 2017 "Amazing craftsmanship and great to work with on our custom client projects. Our clients are always thrilled with Michael's work!"
Alexander Siera December 2015 · "Amazing lamp designs - iconic."
Jason Tuttle October 2015 "Michael professionally designed and executed several carpentry projects in our recently purchased home including custom bookshelves, wooden fireplace mantle, oak/wenge wood floor inlay, and beautifully aesthetic wainscoting.
Michael's attention to detail was evident from our first conceptual discussion and we had no hesitation giving him full creative discretion throughout the entire design and build processes. We plan on working with Michael again in the future and would whole-heartedly recommend him to others looking for a dependable, trustworthy craftsman who specializes in intricate woodworking projects, big and small."
Chris Celuro December 2015 "Kula Solutions work contains a detail level I've never experienced in carpentry work. I wouldn't trust any other contractor at my home or office."
Maddy Hutter November 2012 "Michael Padykula of Kula Solutions has worked for me on several projects, all of which he completed efficiently and on deadline. He built two custom bookcases with sliding doors for me which he designed to match current cabinets. He selected the wood and a metal screen that worked very nicely for my project and looked great in my home. Another project involved solving a storage problem in my bathroom. He cleverly advised me to use some glass shelving space more effectively by constructing an enclosed, removable cabinet in the available wall space. This was a much better idea than I had originally proposed. He designed and installed this cabinet and I couldn't be more pleased with it. Michael has also done some remodeling for me to include wall repair, painting, caulking. He is a complete professional. His work is finely done and his ideas are creative as well as utilitarian. I thoroughly recommend Kula Solutions."
Jeffrey Yen February 2013 "Michael is an amazing craftsman. I have worked in real estate for a decade and have seen the work of countless professionals and I have been so impressed with Kula Solutions that I've had a number of project in my home done by Michael. His attention to detail is without peer and his work ethic is laudable. At the end of every work day he carefully cleans everything and when cutting materials outside he meticulously cleans up after himself. No detail is too small!
When I had Michael remodel my kitchen there were a few unique elements that I wanted him to incorporate. I knew they would be challenging and Michael, through patience and careful planning, executed them perfectly! I've got a hidden half pocket door to close off my kitchen so that I can work without pets or children underfoot, a beautiful section of galvanized pipe that supports some floating shelves, and some of the nicest running cabinets and drawers possible.
What's more, Michael is a great guy with whom to collaborate. When I describe my ideas he draws it out and helps me to find ways to make some savings without sacrificing quality or the desired esthetic; this helps me to keep my project a little more affordable without losing any of my original vision and he usually makes suggestions that end up being invaluable additions to the completed project."
Nicole Young June 2015 "My husband and I hired Michael from Kula Solutions to do several projects in our house. He has completely redecorated three entire rooms, including both of our offices and our living room. He has also done some small projects, such as replacing the gates to our backyard fence, and a special table in my office that I use for food photography.
Michael is not only good at crafting and installing the furniture/shelves/etc, but he is also very creative and quite the artist and designer. He is very good at keeping the projects on-budget and on-time, and is also great at communicating and keeping you updated. It is very obvious that he is very professional and loves his work.
We already have several more projects that we will plan to hire Michael for in our house. His work is by far the best quality that money can buy! Every small detail is important, and the craftsmanship of the items he creates is excellent."
Hannah Furseth June 2014 "Michael is a very skilled, creative and precise craftsman who has the ability to take on many different project types. Among all the beautiful projects that he does, we actually hired him to install our wide-plank oak wood floors throughout our entire home, which is a more straight-forward job that the other creative type of work that he does. Regardless, as design professionals ourselves, we felt that his attention to detail was beyond top-notch. He is so professional, works swiftly and accurately, and put so much care into our project. We are SO HAPPY!
We have since referred him to other projects, and are always thinking of ways to get to work with him again. Kula Solutions is amazing - we recommend hiring Michael for any of your creative projects ranging from custom furniture, wood working, custom cabinetry & millwork solutions, and more!"