Our wine cellar motivated us to move from wine enthusiasts to avid collectors and allowed us to expand our palette and collection to more regions and varietals.
We remodelled a 100 year old house and everyone that visits leaves talking about "the amazing wine cellar".
We thoroughly enjoy our cellar. Tom was very helpful not only throughout the build of our cellar but also in recommending other high quality people for us to work with (HVAC person & wine procurement and wine inventory services/set-up).
Tom was a pleasure to work with and was very thoughtful about bringing forward new ideas in both the design and build of our cellar.
I've been very pleased with the work Tom and his team did for us. The uniqueness of our cellar has a lot to do with the curved wall design and how Tom built the racking around the space. It's been a real treat for us to share it, and its contents, with family and friends.
I first heard of Tom Warner by searching the web, but I didn’t call right away. When I actually saw his work at a friend’s home I knew that with Tom’s help I could really achieve a great cellar feel in a long narrow room in my garage. Tom came out to see me in person and took the time to share his experience. He was very budget conscious and made the project work within my budget. During the project we switched direction when we found two antique windows that we mirrored and placed at each end of the cellar. Tom was not only flexible, he embraced the creativity and came up with new creative drawings to tie in the new elements. I have a “WOW” cellar in a space that you would never think could be a wine cave. I currently have Tom working on another cellar for my Florida home.
Tom came highly recommended by an acquaintance so I invited Tom to the spot of my future cellar and spend about 90 minutes describing how I wanted the space used, the size of my collection, the purpose of my cellar (to be social as well as functional) and provided draft plans that a competitor had prepared. Tom listened very tentatively, understood my goals & objectives and aided/improved my thought process/vision. The initial rendered was far superior than that of his competitors, and with my comments and my builder’s comments, the second iteration was even better. Tom's graphic software and the ability to see on paper the future cellar from multiple perspectives only aided the process.
Tom worked very well with my builder, made modifications to the plans as needed to adapt to the space as designed by my builder (who did NOT have much experience with proper wine cellars). Tom's local installer was top notch and Tom took the time to do an on-site inspection (with a glass of wine in one hand, a Moody Blues Ravinia ticket in the other) and noticed a couple minor tweaks that I would never have noticed. Tom's local installer promptly made these slight adjustments. After stocking the cellar, the have had at least a dozen groups visit and aid me in clearing my inventory. Everyone has enjoyed the feel of the cellar, the experience of the cellar and the subtle (but undeniable) WOW factor that the cellar eliminates. I also appreciated that Tom stayed within budget, which is not always the case with home improvement projects. I would without hesitation recommend Tom.