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- RONALD W JOHNSON CONSTRUCTIONI needed my siding and shutters replaced. The crew Steve,Tim, and Mike arrived promptly every morning and worked steady all day. They were very friendly and professional and answered all my questions.They paid close attention to detail and cleaned up every day when they were finished.I am really happy with the work and would very much recommend Ronald W Johnson to anyone
- ROBERT C HORNAK CONTRACTINGBob did upgrades and repairs for us at two different properties, . His work was excellent, and he maintained an exceptionally clean work site. His punctuality allowed us to easily work our schedules together no waiting or delays. Bob is a very careful professional, and we will definitely return to him in the future
- Trubuild Construction & RestorationService was top quality and done quickly and professionally. ?Could not have been happier with the results or the manner in which it was done.
- Bald Knob BuildersI was interested in buying a cabin that was gutted and in need of major renovations. To start the loan process, I needed to provide endless paper work to the bank including a detailed estimate for the remodel. Will Farwell of Bald Knob Builders worked with me to provide an estimate that was in my means and also met the criteria of the bank (which were many). The cabin had several problems and Farwell worked with me over a 4 month period modifying and re-submitting the estimate to the bank. He did this patiently and without fee. In the end, the bank, realtors and property owners dragged their feet so much I left the deal. The whole process left me disgusted except for the professionalism and good nature of Bald Knob Builders
- RONALD W JOHNSON CONSTRUCTIONI have worked with this company three times now. They always do great work. They did the estimate and had the doors ready to install a week later. They came on time and installed the three doors in about 2 hours. They had to do some extra work to repair some rotting wood they found. I was not charged extra for this service. They were clean, prfessional, and knowledgeable
- Janowsky Home ImprovementSKILLED METICULOUS and RELIABLE are the three words that I would use to describe Mark Janowsky. I could add many more words: honest, trustworthy, efficient, very neat, timely... Our kitchen remodel seemed to present problems at every turn. Drains had to be relocated, wiring issues, water source changed, structural issues, HVAC changes all presented themselves. Mark solved them all. He is quite a perfectionist. I love my new kitchen from the beautiful floor to the beautiful walnut crown molding. The picture that I am posting is a opening that Mark created from my kitchen to the dining area. This was a real problem area. It was even a load bearing wall. Mark solved ALL the issues!! He is just awesome
- ROBERT C HORNAK CONTRACTINGThe one thing I recall our realtor having said was that we would practically be able to walk through Bob's construction site in our bare feet because he is just that neat and clean. We found this to be absolutely true. We've already recommended Bob to friends who were just as pleased with his work. We would not hesitate to call on Bob again for any project.. There were never any hidden costs in any of Bob's projects and the work is immaculate. Bob keeps a critical eye on his sub-contractors and we've never had any complaints. Our home is simply gorgeous thanks to Bob's work. Note that we've asked his input about some additional work and he has been completely fair. He'll tell us what he'd charge but then tell us if he felt the work is worthwhile. Twice we agreed the work was not worthwhile. Once we felt his price was fair, but the project would cost more than we could afford at the time. This speaks volumes about his fairness. As for his honesty and trustworthiness? We left for two weeks to celebrate an anniversary. Bob had complete run of the house while we were gone. He knew we were new to the area and he kept an eye on the place for us while we were gone. One last comment. Bob is a pleasure to work with. He's capable, experienced, pleasant
- GEM HOMEBUILDERSWe had our home interior painted by GEM Homebuilders. After getting quotes from three other companies, picking one, only to have them delay, and delay, and delay, we got a quote from GEM for painting the wall, ceiling, and trim we immediately went with them. We were running on a tight schedule and wanted to have this done while we were on vacation. We wanted low-to-no-VOC paint and they were very familiar with Shewin-Williams no-VOC paint. We came home from our vacation to freshly painted house that barely smelled at all. The only part that smelled was the trim since the hard-coat finish paint was not VOC-free. Within a couple of days the smell of paint was gone and our home looks fresh and bright. Cutting-in was done between the walls and ceiling perfectly. We highly recommend GEM's Painters!!
- JT's Custom CarpentryThe level of professionalism was amazing. Justin told us exactly when to expect him, did exactly what he told us he would do each day, cleaned up after himself, and treated our house with a great deal of respect. He also finished the job with an amazing eye to fine detail. He is truly a great craftsman, with very high standards. He did an amazing job and we hope to hire him again
- Beiler ConstructionThey are always on time, professional and hard workers. The job site was kept clean and orderly. Everything they build is square and built to code. David is aware of energy issues, and isn't in too much of a hurry to stop and discuss options with the client. They work well with supply companies and will work with you on any aspect of construction. I plan on using them again, and a few other subcontractors on the jobsite said they would be contacting David for future jobs. I also checked his references before hiring, and all of the contractors that used him spoke very highly of his work and work ethic. I would strongly recommend hiring Beiler Construction
House Builders in State College
- Business Description:As an independant contractor, I believe in building it right the first time. I am committed to superior quality and results. I listen to your vision and we turn those visions into reality. We can focus on restoring the past or creating the future from your own concepts. Quality construction. Honest service. Great value. WHL Construction is committed to helping you and your home to have a better relationship. Give us a call today to get a free estimate. (570) 755-1991 William Lamey, OwneRecent Review:The crew came to the house and modified their way of working to accommodate the tight work space. They were friendly and went above what they had to do by saving my flowers out of my flower bed before they began digging out the space. They answered my questions and explained how things were going. The company owner often checked in by phone and in person to communicate with me regarding the jobKristy S.
- Business Description:All work completed by our skilled and experienced employees.Recent Review:I needed my siding and shutters replaced. The crew Steve,Tim, and Mike arrived promptly every morning and worked steady all day. They were very friendly and professional and answered all my questions.They paid close attention to detail and cleaned up every day when they were finished.I am really happy with the work and would very much recommend Ronald W Johnson to anyoneAl S.
- Business Description:Keystone Construction Services LLC. was developed by two successful building contractors with over a combined 40+ years of experience. They have utilized their past business experiences fusing commercial and residential construction to bring one of the utmost "high quality" collaborations of contracting in the area. With our expertise and knowledge in residential and commercial services in both the public and private sectors, we are able to perform jobs from simple to complex ensuring the wor..Recent Review:Very professional and courteous im very pleased with the end result.Brenda S.
- Business Description:*5% OFF ANY Basement Waterproofing or Foundation Repair Job* *0% APR Financing For Qualified Applicants* Specializing in custom solutions for all types of basement waterproofing, exterior drainage, mold remediation, crawl space encapsulation, moisture and humidity control, radon systems, concrete repair, structural repair, crack injection, sump pump installation, landscaping, & cosmetic reconstructionRecent Review:Would highly recommend Lars and his team at Basements.com. The team removed mold and installed a waterproofing system in our basement giving us additional space to use in our home. They were responsive throughout the process, the work was completed as communicated, and they met our timeline without any issuesDylan L.
- Business Description:We do not manufacture windows or doors for homes nor do we use Insulated glass. Strafford Window Mfg. manufacturers custom wood windows for barns, sheds, stables, pool houses, cabin, porches and interior applications in the home. Our windows are made of all wood and single strength glass. Call for pricing on Tempered glass. Strafford Window MFG. manufactures Sashes, Transoms, Single Hung Window Units, Hopper Window Units, Fixed Window Units and ScreensRecent Review:These windows are solid, well built and look great. I will be ordering more for my house.Don P.
- Business Description:NVR, Inc. operates in two business segments: homebuilding and mortgage banking. The homebuilding unit sells and constructs homes under the Ryan Homes, NVHomes, Fox Ridge Homes and Heartland Homes. As a corporate entity, NVR, Inc. provides various support functions for each of its sub-entities. These include sales and marketing support, vital human resource specialists, and an advanced information technology department, which provide a network of resources utilized by NVR, Inc. holdingsRecent Review:The customer service is poor, and they lack follow through. Our garage door does not work properly and sounds like it's going to fall. In every inch of the sod, the grass is dead. I wish we had chosen a different builderChristian R.
- Business Description:Full Service General Contractor. Epic provides general construction services to both commerical and residential customers. We offer in house Design/Build services utilzing Soft Plan Architectural Software/BIM. Additional address - PO Box 191, Elysburg, PA 17824Recent Review:It’s been over a year since Epic construction and Rick Steele abandoned my project and I had to complete it on my own by paying extra to have it done. They came recommended by an architect I hired to do the design for finishing a basement. Even though he was referred by the architect, right before the project was to begin he suggested we let go of the architect because he would get in the way. The architect did repeat himself a lot and meetings were long because of him and rick Steele promised to “personally” oversee the project so I don’t need the architect to do it. So we let the architect go. He also told us we didn’t need permits as we were not doing any structural changes. I believe 100% we needed permits but this was another way for him to do things subpar and get away with it. The project was supposed to take 3 month. It was 6 months into project when they left uncompleted. They were doing the bathroom tile and the tiles were not flush and it looked like the work of a 2 yr old. They agreed to reorder tiles and finish but they never did. I had to purchase the tile again, pay someone to take down old tile and redo work. They did not put hand rail in going down the stairs, no foot rails at the bar. I used 2 different wallpapers for the basement and they flip flopped them on wrong area and they had to be stripped off and ordered agin. The one wallpaper was on back order so when they left the project, I had to order the paper myself and pay someone to put it up. The bathroom door handles were installed with the lock on outside. The mural was put up in gym wrinkled. I ordered pendent lighting from a company in California and they blew them out while installing and frayed the wires so bad, not repairable and I had to pay to ship them back to be told they are not fixable and get new pendants and I hired an electrician when the left to install them. They also got rid of an outlet and covered it with wall paper. They ordered the wrong ceiling tiles and tried to convince me it was the exact one that I was holding a sample for.I showed them that this looks nothing like the sample, they said it was because the sample is smaller scale. I turned over a ceiling tile and showed them the numbers don’t match with the sample. I had to go to a local store that had the ceiling tile displayed in their showroom, borrow it from them and show epic construction that we had the wrong tiles. They said those tiles are too deep and we don’t have enough space but they spent weeks arguing with me that the ones they placed were the ones I ordered. They are crooked. They hire very young workers and I’m not sure if they are part of a votech program. we were out of town for 10 days towards end of project when our HVAC guy informed us that the architect we let go 6 months previous came over and checked out the basement while we were gone. When we asked Rick about it, he said he told him he could go. I gave rick access to my home to finish the work while were gone and not to have people come by to check it out.This project was an absolute disappointment with absolutely no deadlines met and the job was not even finished. I paid for an architect, the HVAC portion of project, the granite and still paid him over $100k for a basement project. Complete scammer. This will catch up to him even though his wife is an attorneySarah L.
- Business Description:ETR Laboratories in an analytic laboratory with a broad range of commercial, industrial and individual clients. We provide analytic services using a wide variety of scientific methods including GC/MS, IC/MS, GIR, NMR and SEM equipment. We can do particle analysis, organic and inorganic chemical analysis and micro analysis on biological and other materials. Private water analysis is our specialty. Award winning. Additional DBA - Environmental Testing & Research Laboratories Inc, ETR Labs, ETR ..Recent Review:The whole process was easy. ETR were quickly responsive to questions. Professionally discussed in related terms test results over the phone. Highly recommend!Kevin F.
- Business Description:Preferred vendors for State Farm, Nationwide and Erie insurance. 35 full-time employees.Recent Review:Our initial contact with Mammoth Restauration was with Corey, but he left a couple of young irresponsible, careless, lazy, inexperience guys in charge, Emir as a Supervisor and Bruno as his next one in charge of directing the job at our home. We did not see Emir, the supervisor for the next two days and Bruno was in charge until things got out of control. During the first cleaning day, Bruno left the cleaning crew by themselves in our property. They did nothing but fooling around, leaving empty cans of soda all around the house, and did not do a very effective cleaning job at all. We found them alone in the property twice while Bruno was doing other jobs. They even used some of our cleaning supplies and drank our sodas. They broke many items and attempted to cover up the damage. We found several items missing and literally we needed to purchase them again in order to complete some projects around the house. They even transfer the soot contamination from inside the house to the back of the house by leaving the shades on top of our grill. Mammoth did give us a couple of gift cards but they could not cover all the missing and or damage item. We complained to Bruno, about the lack of professionalism of the cleaning crew and he got upset, they were literally bossing him around. What can we say about Mammoth Restauration - Doylestown? Their lack of organization, work ethic, responsibility and common sense is galactically mindless. Our advice to you is to stay away from themIrma M.
- Business Description:EHM is a structural moving and elevating company that also specializes in foundation repair and replacement. We have been working in the Midwest since the Great Floods of 1993. We specialize in severely comprised foundation issues. We can elevate, level, pier or replace a wall or your entire foundation. We do not do mudjacking, waterproofing or minor crack repairRecent Review:I did not get the service that we originally talked about I am very unhappyDonna S.
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home builders in State College
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- 1treehouse3204 Twinberry Cv
- Aspen Ridge Homes, Inc463 Cedarcrest Drive
- Aspen Ridge Homes, Inc
- Bald Knob Builders232 E Main St
- Basalla Homes165 Lutz Ln
Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
- Basements.com2323 Race St
- Beiler Construction1099 Pine Creek Rd
- Birch & Beam Custom Homes816 Turkey Run Rd
- Burke Building & Remodeling LLC310 Locke Mountain Rd
- Bald Knob Builders
- Caliber Pole BuildingsPO Box 123
- Catalano Delgrippo Construction Services965 Fox Hill Rd
State College, Pennsylvania
- CAVELL'S CONSTRUCTION1718 E TROUT RD
State College, Pennsylvania
- CCCNR LLC.3893 warriors mark path
Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania
- CDG PROPERTIES204 E CALDER WAY 200
State College, Pennsylvania
- Christian Architects950 N Charlotte St
- Cisney & O'Donnell Inc11923 William Penn Hwy
- CS Home Improvement
- Caliber Pole Buildings
- Envinity Green Design & Construction25 Decibel Rd. Suite 205
State College, Pennsylvania
- Environmental Testing & Research Laboratories, Inc60 Elm Hill Ave. Suite 1
- Epic Construction Services LLC654 Roadarmel Lane
- Envinity Green Design & Construction
- I.B. Roofing & Construction818 New St
ROARING SPRING, Pennsylvania
- I.B. Roofing & Construction
- JACOBS & KOLL INC134 VONADA GAP RD
Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
- Jason McCaslin Home Improvement251 LOWER COLEVILLE RD
- JB Roofing117 Dublinwood Dr
- JDV Contracting / CUTTING EDGE CONCEPTS305 E Church St
- JOHN SPEARLY CONSTRUCTION523 SEIBERT RD
- JACOBS & KOLL INC
- Mammoth Restoration & Construction320 W College Ave
Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania
- MDG Construction622 Morningside Ave
- Miller Electric Ltd Of PA450 Torrey Ln
- MJS Home Improvements200 Amblewood Way
State College, Pennsylvania
- MYERS BUILDERS & CONSTRUCTION595 LOCHLOMOND ROAD
- Mammoth Restoration & Construction
- NVR Inc11700 Plaza America Dr 500
- NVR Inc
- O B Contracting123 Shade Hollow Rd
Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
- O B Contracting
- S & C CONTRACTING INC15 E 14TH ST
- s. l. womer construction and cabinetmakers284 tusseyville road
Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
- Spock Construction LLC381 Old Fort Rd PO Box 363
Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
- St.Paul's Fellowship of LaborSuit1 8080 Quail Trail
- Strafford Window Manufacturing, Inc.168 Roller Coaster Road
Strafford, New Hampshire
- Structural Modulars, Inc.101 Southern Ave P.O. Box 315
- S & C CONTRACTING INC
- V Perry Construction612 Hannah Hill
Fort Matilda, Pennsylvania
- V Perry Construction