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A J Wood Construction Inc

Founded 1978 • With Angi since September 2007

4.8

(17) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

337 Haverhill Rd 337 Haverhill Rd.

Chester, NH 03036

Description

A.J. Wood Construction has been providing Remodeling and Construction services to clients throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts since 1978. We offer a wide range of services, including remodeling, construction, additions, design/build, roofing, siding, windows, kitchen & bathroom remodeling, cupolas, flooring, decks and porches. Our company has the experience, expertise and knowledge to provide you with the highest quality of work, as well as our personal commitment to your satisfaction. It is this dedication and commitment that has earned us the trust of our customers for over 30 years. Owner operated. Additional DBAs - A J Wood Construction, AJ Construction. Additional contact name - Carla White....

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...
5.0

05/15/2018


Thomas S.

It was a very good experience. They were on time and did a good job. I would recommend them to anyone.

Description of Work
They replaced our windows.

Category replacement windows

5.0

10/01/2017


Aimee F.

We replaced our existing clapboard siding with Alside Harbour Blue siding with vinyl trim corners and kept our existing deck and porch frame but replaced the boards and railings with trek and composite railings. AJ Wood and his team were extremely professional and hardworking. We couldn't be happier with the quality of their work and have received a large number of compliments on our home. We would highly recommend AJ Wood and his team for your next project.

Description of Work
Siding, front porch and back deck

Category decks, siding

Service Provider Response

Thank you for the nice words! We really enjoyed working with you and your house looks beautiful! Enjoy your renovations and do not hesitate to contact us in the future!

2.0

08/15/2016


Anne F.

The estimate process took too long (weeks), and when I finally got the estimate the job the details were incorrect - I think because they took so long to write it up. They did get one part of the job right -replacing our windows, so we moved forward with that part of the job. In the meantime, AJ came back and to do another estimate, which was better, but incomplete. When I tried to get clarification they pushed us off for a few more weeks and we agreed that AJ would come by to clarify the 2nd estimate when they came to replace our windows, but he never showed and stopped responding to emails and phone calls. They were also supposed to leave behind some blocks so we could put our window units in without ruining the new windows, but never did. We stuck with them because they came recommended to us by a friend, but I after trying to work with them for over a month I realized they just didn't want the business. I would have preferred they saved us the time and energy by saying that they didn't have time. I would not recommend them.

Description of Work
Kitchen and bathroom remodel. We also had them replace our windows.

Category replacement windows, home remodeling

5.0

10/13/2015


Kim F.

The work was done in a timely manner. Everyone was very pleasant and professional. We weren't sure how they would reach the two skylights in our kitchen, because they are positioned over a large center island. However, they took great care to figure out a scaffolding system that wouldn't damage anything. They seemed very knowledgeable about their work. They would always tell us when they would be coming and leaving. If they had to move anything, they would put everything back in its place. And they cleaned up after they were finished. We were very satisfied.

Description of Work
We had 2 skylights, 4 basement windows and a very large picture window replaced.

Category siding, replacement windows

Service Provider Response

Thank you for taking your time to write a nice review about your experiences. Please do not hesitate to contact us in the future for any other projects you have in mind!!

5.0

09/16/2015


Lars N.

Description of Work
Came on time; installed and worked very professionally. Helped me installing NEST (10 minutes) for free. Overall a great experience!

Category siding

Service Provider Response

Thank you for the nice comments. It was a pleasure working with you. Don't hesitate to contact us again for any other projects you have come up!

5.0

06/30/2015


Laurie S.

Description of Work
Corner of house and adjoining plywood had sever water damage and had to be replaced. The crew did careful and thorough work at a reasonable price. I would hire AJ Wood without hesitation for any other job.

Category remodeling, siding

5.0

01/28/2015


john M.

We chose A.J. Wood Construction to do our two additions, which began in September of 2014. We chose them because they listened to my ideas and also suggested their own ideas that we liked. We found their work crews to be both professional and personal. They were respectful of our home and were prompt at cleaning up every day when they were done working. They explained each phase of the projects before they began, so if there were to be changes you could make them before they started, which saved much wasted time and materials. We decided to go with a Harvey three - seasons room upon A.J. Woods suggestion because we loved the idea of being able to remove the glass panels in the warm months and replace them with screens. This gave us the full benefit of having a screened in porch for the summer months and a glassed-in room for the cooler months, The Home Theater room is perfect - the electrician worked closely with me in understanding the installation of the 7.1 audio system and was able to set up the system so that all of the electronics are in a seperate room. I was most impressed by A.J. Wood himself when we were outside discussing the three-seasons porch and he noticed that some of my roof tiles weren't sitting correctly. He later came back personally and re-sealed the tiles. This action on his part confirmed that I had chosen the right contractor and I would certainly use A.J. Wood Construction again.

Description of Work
A.J. Wood construction added a Home Theater and a Three- Seasons room to our home.

Category remodeling, siding, sunrooms

Service Provider Response

Thank you. It was such a pleasure working with you. We hope to hear from you soon.

5.0

04/25/2014


Graham A.

The project was a great success. From first contact with AJ and Jeff the project was a great success. The team was very responsive and provided great ideas and suggestions. They really went above and beyond and found creative solutions to problems. There really weren't any problems, as they were all about solutions. They were flexible enough to work around typical construction delays beyond their control so that the impact was minimal to the project. We really wanted the new addition to tie into the existing home and they did an amazing job. It's virtually impossible to tell which is the addition. The finish work and attention to detail was excellent. Most important to me in projects like this is communication. I gave them an "A" because it was always really easy to get a hold of someone and calls were followed up. Overall a great experience and I have recommended AJ Wood to friends already.

Description of Work
We added a large bedroom and bathroom addition to our home for an aging parent. 24x20 footprint.

Category siding

Service Provider Response

Thank you!! It was a pleasure working with you as well. It is always nice to work with customers that are appreciative and understanding!! We hope you are enjoying your new addition.

5.0

08/15/2013


Kathy D.

The owner responded to our initial inquiry and came out for an estimate in a reasonable amount of time. We had some difficulty with obtaining town building permits - related to wetlands - which we ended up eventually resolving. We wished the company was more involved in that resolution and/or in offering suggestions to ease the way. We ended up taking photos ourselves of the worksite and going to the Town offices to plead our case. Although this was ultimately effective, it was at our own initiation and not the company's. Communication was somewhat of an issue (therefore the 'B' in responsiveness) - this related primarily to a gate we requested several weeks before construction began. We were assured the gate was being ordered (chose color of hardware etc.) but on the day it was to be installed, we were informed it was going to be an additional $750.00. We should have been told this prior to construction so we could research other alternatives. We ended up going without the gate and finding a less expensive alternative on our own. Julie (in the office) is very helpful and professional. We enjoyed our contacts with her.

Description of Work
They were very professional in manner, skills and clean up. Work was done in the amount of time predicted. There was some difficulty with scheduling, primarily due to weather, so anyone having outside work done obviously needs to be prepared for this when trying to schedule.

Category decks, remodeling

Service Provider Response

I am glad you are satisfied with our companies work and professionalism. In regards to the permit, I had personally gone to the building department and spent over an hour in their office trying to find out what needed to be done in order to obtain the permit. I tried to be as informative as possible as to what the building department told me you would need for the variance. You fought the town on variance and because of your additional efforts they decided they were going to give us the permit without the variance. I am sorry to hear that my efforts to obtain the permit did not meet your satisfaction. I did not realize this was an issue in our discussions. We did discuss installing a gate. When I contacted the vendor they did not give me the correct information regarding what was actually needed to install the gate. When AJ did obtain the correct information and gave you the pricing he was going install the gate at only the cost of the materials. I apologize for the miscommunication regarding the gate. I hope that over all you were satisfied with our services and you are enjoying your new deck. We enjoyed working with you. Please do not hesitate to contact us in the future for any other projects you may have in mind.

5.0

08/14/2013


Stephen M.

"Perfect" might be an understatement. After requesting a quote, AJ personally traveled to our home the next day to provide us with some detailed professional suggestions based on his experience with different materials, and a rough time/cost estimate for the services we needed. Within 24 hours, we had an official quote/SOW from Julie. From start to finish, Julie was exceptional at coordinating with the crew, and answering any questions we had along the way. AJ himself would regularly stop by our house to check progress, and to update us as to what was going on at any particular time. Once the crew was on site, they were always friendly, polite, professional, and prompt. The crew cleaned up every day, and took great care in making sure that our neighbors weren't affected by the work going on at our house. As the project progressed, there were numerous unexpected things that popped up along the way, such as the fact that our princess deck wasn't properly reinforced. The guys took it upon themselves to secure the deck properly, and seamlessly integrate it into the look of the house, it came out beautifully. Since the project has been completed, not a day has gone by where a neighbor hasn't walked past our house and commented on how great it looks, the level of detail, the quality of the finish work, and how fast it came together. We're looking to upgrade our kitchen soon, and based on our experience with AJ Wood, our search for a qualified contractor is expected to be a quick one. We will definitely use AJ Wood again, and are delighted to recommend them not only to our neighbors, but to anyone who might be in the market. A+++++

Description of Work
Roof Replacement Vinyl Siding New Front Steps Deck Reinforcement Gutter Installation

Category decks, gutter repair, roofing, siding

Service Provider Response

Thank you so much for the VERY nice and kind words regarding our company and workmanship. It was such a pleasure working for you and your wife. It is always nice working with a customer that appreciates all of the hard work our team puts into the projects they work on. The guys really do try to do their best as if it were their own homes they were working on. We look forward to hearing from you for your future renovations and can only hope you are enjoy your renovated home as much as we enjoyed working with you!!

2.0

08/08/2013


Joseph C.

I called AJ Wood and spoke with the daughter of AJ and found her pleasant and informative. I explained that I was looking for some siding work and we made an appointment for 12pm on the following Thursday. The work was not on my primary residence so I went to the home at 12 pm. I then noticed there was a missed call (11:08 am) on my phone but no voice message. I called AJ Wood at 12:05 and was told AJ was running late but would be there at 12:45. I expressed my frustration that no message was left for me as I was on my lunch break. At 12:40 she called me to tell me AJ couldn't make the 12:45 appointment. I made it clear that I felt that it was unprofessional and rude to make an appointment, delay it by 45 minutes then cancel 5 minutes before the scheduled time. She then told me I was giving her #hit and she hung up on me. I don't know the quality of their work but they do not understand proper etiquette.

Description of Work
They wasted an hour if my time, were rude and inconsiderate.

Category siding

Service Provider Response

This customer had called and I set up an appointment for the next afternoon. I tried to contact him an hour before the appointment to let him know that AJ was running late and to see if we should reschedule but he did not answer. When he called me back I explained I was deeply sorry and that AJ was trying to get out there by 12:45 but understood he was going to be late getting back to work and I offered to reschedule for another day. I called AJ again and he was stuck in traffic and was not going to make it by 12:45. When I contacted the customer back to let him know this day was not going to work for us and again apologized he went off telling me how unprofessional I was. As you can tell by the customers review I did try to be very "pleasant and informative." However, he was still very upset and was tring to make recommendations on how we should run our business. Understanding his frustration I still apologized again but he kept going off telling me to run our company. I am sorry but AJ has been in business for 35 years. We try to coordinate our appointments at the best time for the customer and AJ. Our company typically has 24 hour turn around on proposals. We try not to waste anyone individuals time. Most of our work is either from the federal government, repeat customers, or referral customers. We have made a very good name for our company and our solid works goes to show how we have managed to stay a float as a small business for so long. After not being able to get any words in the conversation I told the gentleman that I was sorry but I did not need to be told how to run my business and to call someone else for his services. Obviously, he had no consideration to understand that we do not live in a perfect world and things do not go as planned at every moment of every day. The only thing we can do is try to go out there and do our best to keep everyone as happy as possible. Honestly, I would much rather work for someone that is going to appreciate our hard work and services because I know how hard everyone here at AJ Wood Construction works every day for our customers. I find it very unprofessional for someone to try and retaliate against a professional business when they have never met, nor worked with the company just because we were not able to successfully coordinate an estimate appointment. We would have gladly rescheduled the appointment for a better day and time for all. For anyone that knows us or wants to get to know us, we are only a small family owned and operated general contracting business. My father has been in the business for 35 years. He goes on just about every appointment, orders all the materials, over sees every one of our crews and subcontractors. We could have anywhere between 10 and 25 jobs going on at any one time. We work up to 3 hours south and/or 3 hours north of our office. AJ oversees every aspects of every project from the initial bid to the sign off of the permits. We all work together as a team to ensure the highest quality of services. When a customer hires us they know who they are hiring and who they are working with. We have had the same people on our team for 10+/- years. I think that alone says a lot about us. In this business it is very difficult to keep every customer happy. It is unfortunate that we were not able to provide this customer with a proposal for the repair work he was looking to do. We most certainly try to avoid situations such as this but sometimes things such as traffic and time are against your control. We can only hope that we will not be judge based on this one response pertaining to an appointment that was not able to be completed.

5.0

06/10/2013


julie S.

Excellent. AJ Wood was very easy to work with. They were on site from start to finish. Picked up very well at the end of every work day. House looks amazing. I will definitely use them again!!

Description of Work
Siding, Roofing, Windows, Painting, Decking

Category decks, roofing, siding, replacement windows, house painters

5.0

05/15/2013


Andrea P.

I got them off Angie's List. Our experience had been very good with him, the response was immediate which we find excellent, he had a lot of ideas that we haven't thought of so he was very helpful in helping us think of a different design. From our experience with him, he seems to have a lot of really experience in doing this type of work. I feel that the quote is reasonable from our experience at the moment, it certainly is in the budget we set aside but we're waiting for Barton Construction to see how that might compare. His office is very easy to work with.

Description of Work
We got a quote from A J Wood Construction Inc for remodeling a kitchen and adding a bathroom in the summer home we just bought.

Category remodeling, home remodeling

Service Provider Response

Thank you for the nice response. We look forward to hearing back from you regarding the proposal. Hope you are enjoying your new property!!

5.0

09/20/2012


julie S.

We purchased a bank owned property in 2010. It had good guts but needed a face lift. AJ came out and gave us an estimate. His pricing was very competitive and he offered a one stop shop. He was very informative when he came out and gave us some ideas we hadn't even thought of. The best part was all we had to do was hire him, and he did the rest of the work. It was painless. The work was completed in a time manor. The crew was respectful, knowledgeable, and picked up at the end of each day. Where we had such a large project we didn't think it would ever be completed, but AJ and his crew were in and out in just a matter of weeks and the work they completed was high quality.

Description of Work
Installed a new roof, Hardie Plank siding, 25 +/- windows, trim work, and new paint throughout the entire property, two new heating systems, plumbing, electrical

Category decks, electrician, heating & air conditioning/hvac, plumbing, remodeling, roofing, siding, replacement windows, woodworking, home remodeling, interior painters

5.0

09/03/2012


Paul A.

Our house has held up very well, but after 60 years it needed a "face lift". We were overdue for an exterior painting, the roof was worn and my wife hated cleaning the old windows. We decided to address the entire exterior all at once. We were pleasantly surprised when we looked at the new vinyl sidings offered. They are dramatically more attractive than they were years ago and we decided to replace the wooden shingles and trim work instead of painting. We had several contractors give us estimates and went with AJ Wood for several reasons. His price was competitive, he made numerous good suggestions we hadn't considered, we were pleased with the roofing, siding, and window products he recommended, and he was capable of handling the entire job. The work had to be done in a certain order and we didn't want to have to coordinate the schedules of separate roofing, siding, window, electrical, carpentry and masonry contractors. AJ Wood coordinated all the work themselves. They did the work in a timely fashion, all the old construction material was hauled away and the property was spotless upon completion. They even had one of their people thoroughly clean the exterior of the gutter troughs so they would match the new look of the rest of the exterior. We were very pleased with the results and our new exterior is virtually maintenance-free. We have received numerous compliments from folks in the neighborhood on our "new" house.

Description of Work
We have a 1950s L-shaped 3-BR ranch-style home with an enclosed 3-season sun porch and two-car garage. We had AJ Wood remodel our home's exterior, including a new roof, new vinyl siding, vinyl replacement windows, window and door trims, storm doors and all the masonry (front steps, back steps and chimney). They also replaced the old front porch iron columns and railings with vinyl-clad aluminum columns and railings and installed a new enclosure on our 3-season sun porch. Electricians removed all the exterior light fixtures at the beginning of the job and then returned to install the new fixtures we had purchased. Almost everything you can see from the outside was replaced, except the gutters (which were still in good shape) and the garage door (which had already been replaced a few years ago) .

Category electrician, gutter cleaning, masonry, roofing, siding, replacement windows, woodworking, doors, sunrooms

Service Provider Response

Thanks Member. This was definitely one of the larger types of projects that we enjoy doing for customers, start to finish.Glad to hear the neighbors liked our work as well. If you or anyone you know may need anything feel free to contact us.

5.0

10/07/2010


David M.

AJ's quote was one of two that we got for our deck, the second being from a landscaping outfit. His quote was slightly higher but his quality was very highly lauded by two coworkers. Additionally we liked that AJ was a general contractor so if we liked his work on the deck we could hire him later for additional projects we have planned for our home. From the beginning, to put it lightly, the permitting process with our town was beyond difficult for a simple deck. AJ patiently and politely worked with the town and got them whatever they needed, no matter how foolish or unnecessary. Once the work finally started the two-man crew that showed up was very friendly and courteous, they got there on-time and worked hard all day despite hot, muggy weather. As the deck came together the workmanship became obvious. Every aspect of the deck was over-engineered - any hesitation about the higher quote quickly faded. While we sometimes had to call AJ for updates he's friendly, patient and very easy to work with. (His experience also allows him to offer up great suggestions along the way.) The quality and workmanship of the deck is just outstanding, it's very solid and well built. It doesn't bounce or shake at all as you walk on it. The door is installed perfectly and you can't even tell there was an A/C unit in the wall. The crew did a great job cleaning up every day and after they were done. The painter showed up the day after they finished the deck and he was very friendly, hard working and professional as well. As with the deck crew, his work is exemplary, the stain looks great and he was a pleasure to deal with. Our dealings with everyone at AJ Wood were outstanding. We're thrilled with the quality of their work, none of it is just "good enough", it's all above and beyond. We couldn't be happier with the crews - they were all professional and friendly, they worked hard and reliably showed up every day until the job was done. This is a company that constructs multi-million dollar buildings for the federal government but made us feel like our deck was just as important as those government jobs. We'd happily recommend them to anyone and will certainly have them back when we're ready to do more work on our home.

Description of Work
We hired AJ Wood Construction to add a 14x16 pressure-treated deck with stairs, cut in a new exterior door, stain the deck and remove an old in-wall A/C unit.

Category decks, deck cleaning, house painters, doors

Service Provider Response

Thanks Member. We are so happy you enjoy the work we did for you. If you need anything please be sure to let us know as we are only a phone call away!

5.0

09/24/2007


IRENE G.

I left a message looking for an estimate and got a call back from A.J. the same day. He came over the next morning to do an estimate. His estimate was reasonable and comparable to others I'd gotten. He estimated it would take one day for the repairs and it did. The workman showed up right on time, they were professional and polite. They answered questions and were easy to deal with. I'm very happy with the quality of the work. The actual price was a bit higher than the original estimate but it was not unreasonably more.

Description of Work
I had several trim and fascia boards that had rot and woodpecker damage. There were also 3 windows that needed their trim replaced, one a semi-circular window. Some of these were on the second story. There were also some clapboards that had come loose. Frank and Jacques came and replaced these. They did a great job!

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    Yes
    Eco-Friendly Accreditations
    Yes
    Payment Options
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    Senior Discount
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    Warranties
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    Services Offered

    Remodeling, framing, construction, additions, design & build, roofing, siding, windows, kitchen & bathroom remodeling & decks.

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about A J Wood Construction Inc

    How is A J Wood Construction Inc overall rated?

    A J Wood Construction Inc is currently rated 4.8 overall out of 5.

    What days are A J Wood Construction Inc open?

    A J Wood Construction Inc is open:

    Sunday: Closed

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Saturday: Closed

    What payment options does A J Wood Construction Inc provide

    A J Wood Construction Inc accepts the following forms of payment: Check

    Does A J Wood Construction Inc offer free estimates?

    Yes, A J Wood Construction Inc offers free project estimates.

    Does A J Wood Construction Inc offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    Yes, A J Wood Construction Inc offers eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does A J Wood Construction Inc offer a senior discount?

    No, A J Wood Construction Inc does not offer a senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by A J Wood Construction Inc?

    No, A J Wood Construction Inc does not offer warranties.

    What services does A J Wood Construction Inc offer?

    A J Wood Construction Inc offers the following services: Remodeling, framing, construction, additions, design & build, roofing, siding, windows, kitchen & bathroom remodeling & decks.