AFTER: Replaced - Roof, Screened Porch, Fence, Steel Siding, Doors, Windows etc.
"It is with much enthusiasm that I write this testimonial for Matt Harmon and DC Builders. We initially worked with Matt on a new roof, back screened-in porch and fence in 2009. After that outstanding experience, we were “sold” on Matt and DC Builders and sought him out for our next project.
In the spring of 2011, Matt met with my wife and me to assist us in planning for a renovation project that would include windows, steel siding, doors, a re-built front porch, exterior lights and gutters. Matt listened to our thoughts and offered his ideas and options as we finalized our renovation plans for late May, 2011.
Matt and DC Builders again surpassed our expectations and left us with an impressive, updated house. There are multiple reasons to consider DC Builders – here are just a few from our most recent work with Matt:
TIMELY WITH THE PROJECT: Matt worked with us well ahead of time to schedule the project during a span that was most suitable for us, yet allowed flexibility in the event of adverse weather. Once a section of the project was started, it was completed – there was follow-through, but not “rushing” or working during poor weather when moisture could have contaminated the exterior jobs.
OPTIONS & QUALITY WITHIN OUR BUDGET: We never felt we had to sacrifice quality to stay within our budget. In fact, we obtained top quality within our budget! In working with Matt and David Hartwig from Portage Lumber, there were always options available to meet our expectations and maintain alignment with our end goal.
LOW MAINTENANCE & ENERGY EFFICIENT: Matt helped us assemble a renovation plan that created a very low maintenance exterior. His suggestion to incorporate synthetic wood trim yielded a stunning, professional effect that will be maintenance free for decades. The steel siding is remarkably attractive and has impressive durability – coupled with its exemplary installation, the outside of our house will require virtually no maintenance for as long as we call this residence our home. The house barrier wrap and energy efficient windows are already translating to notably lower utility bills.
KEPT INFORMED: I appreciated phone calls from Matt in which he sought my input when selecting a plan to remedy a specific surprise unveiled as our 30-year-old house was skinned. However, I found even greater gratitude in the periodic updates provided by Matt. It was easy to hear in his voice that the project meant as much to him as it did to us.
CRAFTSMANSHIP: The attention to detail was evident from Matt, his workers and his carefully-selected subcontractors. The outcomes were far-superior in quality and appearance to the original house construction (1979). We continue to receive compliments regarding the craftsmanship of the renovation – both exterior and with the interior window and sliding door trims. In its 32 years, the house has never looked better!
CLEAN: Matt and his crew could moonlight as magicians – as they made every work-related mess vanish – including hand-picking aluminum nails from 4-foot of decorative stone that circled our house. In addition, our house was treated with care – no stuffing of our garbage cans, no marks on the driveway, no torn-up sod, etc. It’s almost surreal as to how little inconvenience we endured relative to the scope of this project.
THE EXTRA MILE: During the project, Matt discovered that our 20-foot long dryer exhaust vent pipe was nearly plugged with lint. While not part of the original project, he informed us that he was going to clean out the pipe – at no cost! This wasn’t a simple task, either!
THE INTANGIBLES: Our 4 year-old daughter was interested in the daily changes to our home, and, being outgoing and inquisitive, quickly befriended Matt and the members of his crew. She even shared cookies with them! In return, they went out of their way to reciprocate the friendship – making her day! While she is thrilled with her new bedroom window and our “new” house, she is still a bit sad that her DC Builders friends aren’t stopping by each day. She is quick to point out the DC Builder’s equipment trailer when it is parked at another residence in our community."
Please do not hesitate to contact me as a reference. I would be glad to show you our house!