Van Matre construction is amazing! We have interviewed and used many contractors in the past – but none of them compare to Brady’s crew.
He is the most professional contractor in the business. They popped the top on our house and the entire experience was great. Since then we have used Van Matre for all our of other contracting needs – which has been two additional projects on our house that were bigger than I wanted to take on (taking out an outside wall and hot tube enclosure, and installing a new fence and gates to replace one that was falling down).
The project is done on time and on budget. Brady is always there to check and make sure that the project is done the way you want it to be done, and will always make sure you are happy. For instance, in this last fence install – there were 3 posts that were poured that were not square with the rest of the fence as one of the crew had made a mistake. Brady didn’t try to hide it, but instead agreed that the posts were off, and had his crew jackhammer and remove the posts, then re-pour them so they were right. I’m not sure many contractors would have done that!
I can’t recommend Van Matre construction high enough!
I recently completed building a house with Van Matre Construction and I was very happy with every aspect of their performance over the 14 months it took to complete.
The house was a spec house with lots of architectural details inside and out. During the bidding/pricing process he worked with our architect to improve the project with several important “value” suggestions. The project was bid out to several contractors and Van Matre was clearly the best value.
We entered into a fixed price contract during a period of escalating prices, and very tight availability of labor. The project was completed for that price. We did have several change orders, which were truly “changes”, those change orders were priced very fairly. I never got the feeling he was “sticking it to us” on the change orders; an experience I’ve had before.
Working with Brady and our Superintendent was very easy. They were very diligent, and followed through with questions very quickly. The quality of work was outstanding. All of the employees and sub-contractors were very professional and courteous. They kept a clean and neat job site. The few quality issues that came up were taken care of with no arguments or drama.
After the project was finished we did have a small punch list. The items were mostly small finish items that were quickly dealt with.
Overall would I hire Van Matre Construction again? In a heartbeat!! He made this challenging project fun and easy.