About

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fabe_truckFounder, Fabian Friedman, began Metro Retrofitting, Inc. in 1996. His experience as a licensed general contractor and builder, since 1987, led to the creation of Metro Retrofitting Inc. The Company retrofits residential, commerical, industrial and institutional properties. The company has become a successful, multi-million dollar company with a fleet of radio dispatched vehicles.

Metro Retrofitting, Inc. specializes in helping the Real Estate Industry and sellers of real property with the installation of safety and/or water conservation devices required by local and state ordinances prior to the close of escrow.

What is Retrofitting?

“Retrofitting” is defined as: State and local ordinance requirements that are mandated at point of sale. This service involves the act of modifying, upgrading, replacing, and/or installing specific elements in a dwelling in order to facilitate compliance with the safety and conservation requirements of city and state ordinances.

In California, the law requires buyers and sellers to submit to a number of requirements intended to safeguard the well being of the inhabitants of a structure, the structure’s integrity, and the environment. Included are the following requirements:

  1. Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  2. Water conservation (Ultra low-flush toilets and low flow shower heads)
  3. Smoke detectors
  4. Water heater strapping and bracing
  5. Sliding door impact hazard glazing
  6. Automatic Seismic gas shut-off valves

*Local requirements vary from city to city. Call us for your city’s point of sale requirements.

Don’t Close Without Escrow Without a Certificate of Compliance

Metro Retrofitting provides the seller or escrow with a certified statement of compliance. The comprehensive statement will certify that the residence is in full compliance with all of the appropriate retrofitting requirements for the property. Our statement of compliance along with the Certificate of Compliance shall be used as an official transaction document, relieving the seller and agent of the liability associated with retrofitting compliance.

Why use Metro Retrofitting?

Excellent service at competitive prices! Metro Retrofitting is fully insured with workers compensation and $2,000,000 general liability insurance to protect property and indemnify the real estate agent against property damage and lawsuits. We are state licensed to do the work we do with “B”, “C36”, “C61”, and “D52 classifications. Metro Retrofitting, Inc. is also licensed to work in the City of Santa Monica and is a member of the Bay Saver Program. Metro Retrofitting, Inc. is a proud member of the California Chamber of Commerce, Coldwell Banker Concierge, and the Better Business Bureau.

about16Our customer service representatives are knowledgeable, courteous and helpful. We can do all the required retrofitting in one appointment. We schedule specific appointment times for the convenience of the homeowner & the real estate agent. Same day appointments are available, and we bill through escrow. We have a fleet of clean, professional, radio dispatched service vehicles. Toilet upgrades are also available.

We thank our loyal customers for allowing us the opportunity to be of service to them. We value our hard-working, dedicated employees who make us proud.

Metro Retrofitting gladly accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Click here to download Credit Card Form.