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ADDRESS: 5046 Commercial Circle Suite E, Concord, CA  94520  PHONE: 925.449.5643  EMAIL: info@cwdinc.com  

5 reasons to like us

1. Full service
We offer complete design and remodeling services. Owner, Jim Warford, has more than 30 years’ experience in all phases of construction and remodeling. We have extensive experience in kitchens and baths, but also do many other remodeling projects such as fireplace refacing, outdoor structures, re-configuring walls, and more.

2. Customers come first
We respond quickly to your needs. We keep your projects on target and on time. We’re not always perfect, but we strive for excellence in all we do, as shown by our Better Business Bureau A+ rating. 

3. Experience
We believe in building to last.  Jim and his son, Josh, give each job the attention and care you want.  We work to the highest standards, with all required permits.

4. Quality products
We help you sort through the products to find the greatest value for your budget, taste and style. 

5. We love what we do

We love what we do and it shows. We’re not high-pressure salespeople…we simply enjoy helping you realize your dreams. 

Complete remodeling services

Small or large, we will help you with your remodeling projects from design to finish. Lead by general contractor Jim Warford, our team is professional and reliable, and we stay your job (a full 40/hours per week) until the job's done to your satisfaction.

Jim has a passion for remodels that look beautiful now, and are done right so you continue to enjoy their beauty in the future.

We offer:    

  • Custom or modular cabinetry

  • Easy-to-maintain solid surfaces. 

  • The classic beauty of natural stone and tile.  

  • Senior-friendly and accessible bathrooms and kitchens that meet ADA standards.

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 Below is a chart of common materials used in bathroom and kitchen remodels. The variety of surfaces available is ever-increasing. Use this chart as a quick guide to the products available when remodeling or replacing shower pans, tub and shower walls and vanity or kitchen countertops. It is not an exhaustive list, and new ideas for countertops such as concrete  and glass are now all the rage. 


Common Uses



Fiberglass with Gel-Coat

Thin fiberglass backing with gel coating.


Shower pans

Showers pans with integral seats.

Barrier free shower pans

One-piece shower surrounds

Low Cost

Can be fabricated in a variety of shapes.

One-piece, seamless construction.

Low maintenance when new.

Dulls, discolors, and oxidizes over time. 

Gel coat tends to wear and lose shine.

Prone to staining.

Must use care in cleaning products.

Laminate Countertops

plastic-coated synthetics


Countertops – Kitchen or Bath

Good low-cost alternative for lightly used countertops.

Amazing new looks available

Easy to clean

End finishing and front edge choices can be pricey.

Susceptible to cuts/nicks – no effective repair available.

Seams visible 

Must use care in cleaning products.

Cultured Marble, Granite, Onyx

A mixture of polymers and fillers poured into a mold that has been sprayed with a gel coating.


One piece vanity tops with integral sink and backsplash

Shower walls.

Not suitable for kitchen countertops.

Shower pans.

Can do custom-sized shower pans.

Barrier Free Shower Pans

Low/moderate cost

Variety of colors

One-piece, seamless construction.

Low maintenance when new.

Traditional cultured marble look is a bit dated, however the looks and varieties available are vastly improved.

Gel coat tends to wear and lose shine.

Scratches easily.

Must use care in cleaning products.


DR/ABS (Durable Rubber thermally bonded to ABS for flexibility. Popular for shower pans and tubs and used in sheets for shower walls. Non-porous without gel coating.



Shower pans,

Tubs, including whirlpool and Jacuzzi tubs.

Shower/tub walls.

Large variety of colors and looks.

Durable, non-porous surface.

Bacteria, mold and mildew resistant.

Low maintenance, easy to clean. Stain resistant.

Susceptible to scratching.

Must use care in cleaning products.

Solid Surface

I.E. Corian, Swanstone, Avonite, Hi-Macs. Acrylic or polyester plastics mixed with resins. Uniform, consistent color throughout. ½ inch and ¾” slabs.



Countertops – Kitchen or Bath

Shower pans

Can do custom-sized shower pans.

Huge variety of colors and looks.

Uniform, seamless appearance.

Durable, non-porous surface.

Bacteria, mold and mildew resistant.

Low maintenance, easy to clean. Abrasives O.K.

Can scratch, however scratches can be sanded-out easily.

Does not withstand heat

Cost from moderate to expensive.

Engineered Marble

I.e. Portofino, Verona made from marble aggregate with resin binders.



Vanity tops, shower walls.

Not suitable for kitchens.

Attractive, natural look.

Greater color consistency and strength than natural marble.

Moderate Cost

Softer than granite.

Needs to be sealed.

Engineered Quartz

I.e. Caesarstone, Zodiac, Silestone (Engineered from crushed quartz with resin binders) Uniform, consistent color throughout. ½ inch and ¾” slabs.


Kitchen countertops.

Pricey for small vanities, however sometimes remnants can be found.

Attractive, variety of colors.

Durable, non-porous, highly scratch resistant.

Bacteria, mold & mildew resistant.

Low-maintenance, easy to clean. Stain resistant.

Withstands heat to a point.


Seams are somewhat visible.


Appearance and cost varies with quality



Countertops – Kitchen or Bath

Tub decks, shower walls.

If you care about the color and grain, pick out the slab yourself. A small sample can be very misleading.

Less expensive, pre-fabbed options are available.

Attractive, natural stone. Every slab is unique.

Durable, highly scratch resistant.

Resists stains with proper sealing.

Bacteria, mold & mildew resistant.

Withstands heat.

May contain fissures, pits and imperfections.

Seams are visible.

Requires periodic sealing to prevent staining.

Difficult to repair if chipped or scratched.

Requires fabricating




Floors, walls and vanity tops.


Classic good looks with endless variety and options.

Moderately durable, highly scratch resistant.

Bacteria, mold & mildew resistant.

Stain resistant.

Withstands heat.

Maintenance actually very low if you use larger tile, small grout lines and Epoxy Grout (link to FAQs)

More labor intensive to install than solid surface.

Unsealed grout is prone to staining, mold, and bacteria.

We highly recommend Epoxy Grout (link to FAQs) for a much less porous and easier to maintain grout.

Cheaper tiles chip or crack easily.

Uneven surface harder to wipe down in kitchens.

Natural Stones such as limestone, true marble



Recommended only for areas that receive light use.

Don’t use abrasive cleaners with marble!

Beautiful with proper care.

Porous - requires professional sealing.

Stains easily.

Soft surface can scratch.

Slipery for floors


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