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William beautifully restored the front door on my historic 1923 Craftsman home and installed a new threshold, as well. William also did excellent work replacing some original molding in my dining room. William is careful, knowledgeable, pleasant, and straightforward; he wants to do the job right. - L. Rehling, Hillcrest

William built oak cabinets & mantel around a stone fireplace in our 1911 craftsman home. He took great care in capturing historic elements of the house, bringing a level of creativity and craftsmanship that you donŐt see elsewhere. The end product integrates seamlessly, & the results are gorgeous. - G. Toczko, South Park

We love the custom screen and front doors that William made for our 1913 craftsman home. The details in the design, wood and installation are perfect to complete our remodel. He was willing to work with a design that we already had in hand and the result, including custom stained glass is stunning. - M. Orbann, North Park

What we really appreciated about William was how easy he was to work with. He welcomed our input and ideas and made the process incredibly collaborative and fun. He is amazingly talented. We love what he did for our home, and we cannot wait for our next project with William. - D. Callahan, Hillcrest

Fabulous, creative work. Craftsman style oak front door surround and screen door. William created an oak tree, leaf and acorn carving on the upper face of the front door surround and the lower screen door panel. William's design for the front door brought the elements of our house together. - P. St Clair, Mission Hills

William Van Dusen is a master craftsman with a superb aesthetic sense. He listened carefully to my needs and ideas, then translated them into a beautiful piece of built-in furniture. He is a pleasure to work with: conscientious, responsive, meticulous, and honest through and through. - S., Bankers Hill

William made us five beautiful screen doors for our 100 year old prairie style house. He is an excellent designer and craftsman. The doors are perfect in style, color, and fit. When installed a few days ago we were completely delighted with them. William is also a pleasure to work with. - B. Goltz, Mission Hills

Beautiful period shutters done to match the original mahogany door on a 1936 Tudor Style home in Loma Portal. I am very pleased with the results and will be doing more work with William on future projects! - P. Hermsen, Loma Portal

Bill is an artist and artisan, a craftsman of the highest calibre. He's a magician with his tools and a student of the time periods he brings back to life. Dependable, thorough, exacting, fair, personable, and passionate about his work, Bill Van Dusen is a San Diego gem. - D. Leland, Coronado

We were so happy with all our interactions with William. He is professional and courteous. Just a pleasure to work with!

The quality of the work was excellent. He is an artist when working on Craftsman bungalows. I recommend him highly with no reservations! Thanks William for your wonderful work! - N. Teas-Crain, North Park

William did a fantastic job refinishing my 1929 mahogany front door in Kensington. He provided a secure temporary door, during the process. William also built a new threshold and mahogany screen door with beautiful hardware. You get what you pay for and he's the best! - K. Rogers-Cook, Kensington

William built a new mantel and bookcase around the fireplace in my 1913 Craftsman home. I was so happy with his work I hired him to complete several other projects. William is a meticulous and creative artisan and it has been a pleasure to have him help me restore my old home. - L. Thompson, Mission Hills

William created my ideal dining room built-in buffet. Its molding is cohesive with the house's existing 1920s woodwork. He was mindful about aesthetics and function (drawer/cabinet space). The final product is stunning and makes the room spectacular! It brings so much charm back to my new old house! - N Depratt, Mission Hills

William has done a great job for us, building us a beautiful Craftsman style table and gorgeous Craftsman style garage doors. We love his workmanship and attention to detail. He has great carpentry skills, and he will be building more for us in the future - V. Bullock, Mission Hills

William Van Dusen has been an outstanding craftsman to do business with. He provides the craftsmanship and the quality that is necessary for SOHO's high standards for our historic properties. I would like to thank William for his hard work and integrity. - Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO)

William is a true craftsman. He did an excellent job, taking extra time to make sure to match not only the color but all the varying degrees of color so that it all looks original. He has done several jobs for me and all his work is top quality. William is honest and a pleasure to work with. - K. Miller, Kensington

We love William! We own an old house that had been modified by the previous owner in ways that were not conducive to the original Craftsman/Victorian style of the house. We told William about our vision to restore the house to some of its former glory, which included built-in bookshelves, fireplace mantel, and a full library. William went above and beyond our expectations! He is exceptionally artistic and very talented. His attention to detail is remarkable and his work impeccable. William is extremely knowledgeable about woodworking and has a great breadth of understanding about historical buildings and local history. We feel so lucky to have met such a gifted individual and would highly recommend him to any project! - D. Miller & N. Eddy, University Heights

We live in a 1927 Spanish Revival bungalow in Vista. When we bought the place we were disappointed to discover that the original double carriage garage doors were long gone. Instead, they had been replaced by a modern steel door. We are in the process of carefully restoring the house so we invited William over to discuss what we could do to restore the garage with historically appropriate carriage doors.

William designed and built us such beautiful doors. They fit and work beautifully. Visually they are PERFECT. They match and complement the house and our original entry door. William is a remarkable craftsman. We couldn't be happier with our doors! - S. & L. Wellens, Vista

William designed and crafted a built-in computer cabinet for our den. This is my workspace, and has turned out to be the most used space in our entire home; it is absolutely gorgeous! The workmanship is stellar; every single detail was considered and implemented with top quality! William also transformed our bathroom into a show-piece! Unlike any other bathroom I have ever seen, the cabinets stay true to the era, and yet give us the extra storage we need in a small Craftsman home. In addition, William was organized (coordinating with other contractors involved with the project), followed through in a timely manner, and was very fair with his fee. He is not only an amazing and knowledgeable craftsman, but an extremely creative and high-quality individual. - F. Chadwick, Mission Hills

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