What Our Clients Have to Say

What a wonderful gift you and Al have to be able to have the vision. Both of you did so many things to make it special for us and all of your contacts have been wonderful to work with too. We love everything we see. The only word we can think of is spectacular. We could go on forever but as we said the two of you have something very special and we feel so blessed to have the opportunity to work with you. The house is remarkable and we know you and Al have put so much time and love into it and it is truly a dream home. We love it. You are working miracles, thank you so much.

Dr. and Mrs. Cunningham

Your knowledge, professional judgment, experience and very important personal and prompt communication has been valuable and reassuring to us. Your abilities to answer questions and offer solutions are so appreciated. My husband Sid and I are so pleased with the creation of our beautiful home. We feel 100% involved and heard during this process.

Barbara and Sid Bostic

I have now had Sandella Custom Interiors and Sandella Custom Homes involved in two projects for me and both have met and exceeded my expectations.  The wonderful part is the projects continue if needed and a genuine interest in creating a home that exudes beauty, warmth and my personality makes the project fun and exciting.  I have been amazed at the detailing of the homes as nothing seems to escape the artistic and professional talents of Cheryl and Al Sandella.

Barbara Reed Harms

It takes more than experience and timeliness to build a special home.  It requires a commitment to the details, willingness to work as a team and an absolute devotion to the project. Thankfully, with Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors, I get the whole package.

Eric Spry

I would highly recommend Cheryl Sandella to anyone looking to improve the overall look, value and quality of their home. She is very talented, easy to work with and offers a wide range of services. I really feel she pays attention to the right detail, works in an expedient manner and looks out for the best interest of her client.

Tres Brooks

I would like to express my appreciation for the outstanding work both Cheryl and Al Sandella have provided for me over the past year.   My first contact with the Sandellas was with Cheryl, as I was looking for an interior designer to help me with our new custom home.  At the time I was trying to figure out our kitchen cabinetry (at Kitchens Southwest), and it was becoming quite clear that I didn't really have a clue as to how to put together anything that would look really good!

Kitchens Southwest originally referred me to Cheryl, and I am so thankful they did!  Cheryl not only helped me with my entire kitchen design, but also with all my interior lighting, wall colors, window dressings, furniture, and many, many other items with which she has an amazing expertise.  Since I personally have no design expertise, my original plan was just to basically copy the inside of a model home I had seen – almost literally.   I was even a bit stubborn about it, but she persevered (with great tact, I might add!) in her efforts to illustrate to me that there were many other and far better options that could be put together that would make my home look significantly better, than just a duplicate of an existing model home.  Believe me, I am so very grateful now that she was able to do that!

Not only does Cheryl have tremendous expertise in all aspects of interior design, she is also extremely knowledgeable in many other areas of custom home building, as she works with her husband Al, who  also happens to be a highly experienced custom home builder here in Phoenix.   Consequently, there were many occasions throughout the course of our building that, through Cheryl and Al, I was able to find subcontractors who provided me far superior workmanship than I would have been able to locate on my own, or through my original builder; for example, for my marble bathrooms and glass shower installations.

As we approached the end of our custom home building project, we were forced to terminate our original builder due to some serious negligence and other issues, and this really left us in a bind as there was quite a list of unfinished builder-type items.  Again, Cheryl stepped in and helped me with many of the issues I was dealing with, and also suggested her husband, Al, might be able to help finish the project.  Even though I don't think Al normally does "clean up" type work, he not only offered to help us out by finding the right construction manager and expertise to help quickly finish the house, but he also charged a very reasonable and very low builder fee.

I have found both Al and Cheryl to be highly professional, not only with their expertise and workmanship, but also with all business and financial matters.  They have always been very "up front" about any expenses due, and in the case that an estimate needed to be changed,  they always notified us as soon as possible so there would be no huge financial surprises at the end of any of their projects.

I am extremely pleased with the final outcome of our home and would also be pleased to show anyone the workmanship they have provided for us.

Inge and Ed Ray

Our relationship with Sandella Custom Homes got stronger each month on the job and continues now 3 years after we moved in the home as we continue to call them for advice and updates for the home.

Quality and integrity are a couple of words that come to mind when I think of them.  We are very please with the workmanship and efficiency of the home.  Most important to us is that they are there after the job was done and continue to be available long after we moved into the home. It's all about working with people you can trust.

We have made several additions to the interior design with Cheryl's input that have enhanced the look and feel of the great room, dining and entry area which have added warmth and color to the surroundings.

Larry and Mary Ellingson

As Realtors specializing in the sale of luxury custom homes, we never hesitate to recommend Sandella Custom Homes to our clients.  Sandella's build quality homes, their diligence and innovation are second-to-none, and in our 15 year relationship have yet to disappoint.  Truly a great builder!

Gary & Maureen Glunz

Thank-you so much for all of your help and expertise while furnishing our home.  We really appreciated your practical approach towards budgets and timelines.  Your suggestions were right on the mark with our thoughts and you pulled it altogether for us.  You truly helped define what we wanted.  The accessories, fabrics, furniture and window treatments are perfect for our home.  Additionally, I really appreciated you taking care of deliveries and placement of items in our absence.  We trusted you completely and when we came home it was all done.  It worked perfect for us.  I look forward to working with you in the future.

Connie and Kurt Gerlach

We really enjoy working with the Sandella's.  They genuinely care about their customers and treat each project as if they were working on their own home.  I would highly recommend their work for anyone whom demands the highest in standards and integrity.

Kristina Walker

Al Sandella's deep understanding of the building trade is evident in the guidance and clear direction he brings to a development project. He is proactive in providing input and insightful review, as well as a pleasure to work with.

Paula Harries

Al is an excellent builder. He designs and builds beautiful and quality custom homes with a keen interest to detail. I highly recommend him.

Rod Drought

Cheryl is wonderful.  She is very knowledgeable, design savvy, and always has innovative ideas which incorporate the latest trends.  She pulls the clients' ideas together creating the dream they have in mind for their home.  She has always encouraged my opinions and ideas here in the showroom, making the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable!


Cheryl Sandella is incredibly professional and has created some of the most lovely contemporary designs.  In addition, she sincerely listens to what her clients want and makes certain the home reflects their tastes.  You walk into one of the homes that she has designed and say, 'Oh, Cheryl designed this home'.

Elizabeth E. Mitchell