Services and and around Berkeley, California

Established in 2002, Wildcat Home Repair is a General Contractor located in in Berkeley, CA specializing in small to medium size home remodeling and restoration projects. Whether you are upgrading your kitchen or bathroom or requiring emergency repairs, we service home owners, rental properties and small business work spaces. We have completed hundreds of projects with satisfied customers to attest to our attention to detail, clean job sites and quality workmanship. 

After high school, Cougar Upton, the founder of Wildcat Home Repair, worked in construction of new homes as a carpenter. The fascinating high tech world of Silicon Valley in the 1980's lured him away from construction, where he developed skills in hardware engineering and product design. In 1998 the corporate world of computers & cubicles began to lose it's luster and he began apprenticing with a high end remodeling contractor in Marin County, CA. There he learned advanced construction skills in a variety of trades. Remodeling soon proved to be an environment considerably more challenging & rewarding than building new homes.

After working for an architectural and electrical engineering firm as a designer, then as a project manager overseeing all aspects of building multi-million dollar custom homes, the transition back to "hands on" construction occurred when a friend wanted help remodeling her home. This led to a thriving home renovation & repair business built on word of mouth references that has continued to this day.

Personable style and cost effective results

Cougars' personable style promotes a pleasant & relaxed working environment. His collaborative approach ensures the needs of the customer and trades people are met while creating projects that are innovative, on-time and within budget. Wildcat Home Repair is typically a 2 or 3 person operation, with additional craftspeople brought in for larger projects and those requiring specialized trades. Our low overhead allows us to be cost competitive and flexible to meet our customers' needs and expectations. Our experienced unlicensed talent provides cost effective solutions for budgets of all sizes & complexities.