Praise for Design Builders & Remodeling

Customers Talk

We have worked with hundreds of Fairfield, Litchfield, Putnam and Westchester County residents. Our ability and dedication is clearly represented by our work, and our customers' response to it. As a result, we often receive unsolicited feedback from our clients that we are pleased to share with you.

All employees and subcontractors were excellent, everything went smoothly.

James & Deborah, Stratford, CT November 2015

We have used Design Builders for two major renovations. The first one in 2000 included two additions (family room with mudroom, guest room and bath, and a master bath with basement space underneath), new roof and siding, central air, a new front and side porch, and various other fixes on our circa 1960 ranch. In 8 months, we were able to turn our cookie cutter house into the home we always wanted for our family. We are still thrilled with the finished product.

In 2013 we decided it was finally time for a kitchen remodel. There really wasn't any reason to call anyone else. Design Builders came in with a solution that we didn't think was feasible, but turned out to be perfect. We now have a beautiful and totally functional new kitchen that has become my favorite room in the house. We also had them redo our hardwood floors in the dining room, living room and hallway to match the new kitchen hardwood with beautiful results.

Both renovations went smoothly, kept on budget (except for changes we requested) and were completed with the minimum amount of stress or drama. Considering all the nightmare stories of home renovations, thanks to the great work of Design Builders, ours were almost a breeze. They are true professionals and the quality of their work is great. They were able to transform our vision into a beautiful reality.

I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a full service design and remodeling company for any size job.

Paul & Paula, Norwalk, CT October 2015

Overall very well satisfied with the remodeling. Appreciate budget and options staying on course, and having things all under one roof from design to completion.

Rob & Megan, Darien, CT September 2015

They followed through on their promises and came back to fix a few minor issues without hesitation.

Elisa & Robert, Ridgefield, CT July 2015

I was most satisfied with their design skills. They had great ideas, things we didn't think of. The project management support was outstanding.

Keith, Dan, Bill and Ray were all excellent. I would also to acknowledge Juan. His work was fantastic.

Nikki & Peter, Ridgefield, CT July 2015

I was satisfied with all aspects of the company because of their expertise and their promptness getting the job done at a high level.

They are located in town. We have friends in town who had used them. Basically I heard about them from word of mouth and social media. Also, I wanted to support our town.

I would refer them to friends and I already have.

Sarah & Devon, Ridgefield, CT May 2015

I was most satisfied in that everyone was very nice, and the quality of the work is excellent.

We would do another project with them, and we would definitely recommend them.

Jennifer & Thomas, Ridgefield, CT February 2015

The completed project looks exactly as we hoped. We're thrilled with the outcome….We’ll be calling Design Build for our next project!

Keith & Flo, Ridgefield, CT October 2014

All the employees were great! Phil especially was a VIP through this whole project. All the workers were personable and helpful. Very important when opening up your house for so long!

You were very straight forward at communicating expectations so there were no misunderstandings.

We will and have recommended you to other people. You have made the renovation process stress free (as possible) and we are very happy with the results- we love the space!

Renee & K.R., Ridgefield, CT October 2014

It was kind of tricky working with a small area, but they had a lot of patience. There was no pressure, and they were very professional and very kind.

I'm really, really pleased and I would use them again and wouldn't even get any estimates. It was perfect. They really made it as comfortable as possible, and the price was right around the same as others.

We were working with a small space and they made it work. It took a lot of time to figure out how to do the project, and they had the patience to work with us. It was fabulous!

They exceeded my expectations. I already have recommended them.

Lisa & Chris, Ridgefield, CT October 2014

Everything was perfect. I didn't have to be too involved. All I had to do was make design choices. They were great. They did a perfect job and were very helpful. I trusted them completely and everyone was very professional and courteous.

Debbie, Ridgefield, CT September 2014

Design Builders understood both the specifics of the jobs and our overall taste and goals so often anticipated when we might want to rethink something and were able to make suggestions we ultimately loved but would never have thought of ourselves. Design Builders were a joy to work with from start to finish and have now completed several stages of construction and renovation jobs for us. We might need to do something else now as we miss them...!

Jaqueline & Michael, Pound Ridge, NY July 2014

Ray's level of professionalism, communication and follow thru was fantastic. He was a pleasure to work with and a key reason we would consider using Design Builders again.

Bill & Christine, Ridgefield, CT July 2014

...We continue to love the new second floor- don’t know where we’d be without you! Let us know if you ever need a reference.

Andy, Cynthia & William, Old Greenwich, CT May 2014

The Design Builders team did a great job cleaning up each evening. Mess is inevitable, but was kept to a minimum. Much appreciated.

Felicia & David, Ridgefield, CT April 2014

DB employees and other subs were excellent - demolition, framing, finish carpentry, electricians, plumbers, painters. House was kept very clean and organized. I feel we got fair value (and in some cases have gone beyond our expectations) for the cost and as a result have already recommended DB to several other friends with real remodeling needs. There was also many small actions that contributed to an overall sense that we have been treated well.

Karen & David, Ridgefield, CT April 2014

All employees involved were great. Never an issue with a single worker. Always on time and knew of the schedule in advance. Very talented group. I would not hesitate for a second to have that crew do future work. At the end of the day, Design Builders did a fantastic job based on the overall scope of the project. All of our ideas were incorporated into the job and usually enhanced. We are quite pleased with how the job turned out.

Ellen & Tom, Ridgefield, CT March 2014

Designing the project and coming up with a proposal that was within our budget and still met all of our needs. All of the sub-contractors/workers who came to our house were friendly and hardworking. Have you seen my kitchen? It is beautiful! Thank you so much for your design, everything is perfect. It functions really well and looks great, too. There are so many "best things", I can't chose just one.

Jennifer & Robert , Ridgefield, CT March 2014

Their team is very professional, and the installers are first-rate, courteous, and expert in all that they do. We were quite pleased with the results, and would recommend them to our friends and neighbors. A friend who had some similar work done highly recommended them. We also conducted talked to another customer and saw the work they had done. That customer also provided a strong recommendation. Both our friend and the customer were on-point.

Karen & Jonathan, Wilton, CT January 2014

I am most satisfied with the craftsman ship and design. They did a really beautiful job.

Beth & Lee , New Canaan, CT December 2013

Their punctuality and the quality of the finished product were satisfying.

Bill, Danbury, CT December 2013

This is our second major remodeling project with Design Builders. Both projects were done extremely well with very professional contractors, quality workmanship and excellent results. They are and will always be the first call we make for a project.

Paul & Paula, Norwalk, CT November 2013

Early design process and brainstorming with David prior to making a financial commitment. We thoroughly appreciated the time you spent with us designing the project before signing a contract - trying different designs, layouts, budgets, etc. This was one of the main reasons we selected DBAR. Not to mention, we enjoyed our visits and getting to know you! - Veronica was a great partner in the design process. She clearly understood that we were overwhelmed, helped us narrow down options and led us to final selections that we were very happy with.- Mark, Tom and Jake were also excellent on the job site. They were always courteous and respectful. And of course competent builders. We particularly appreciated the suggestion to add the shelf to the shower - one of our favorite details!- Hats off to Phil! He was ALWAYS available and helpful and clearly invested in getting the job done right. Also endlessly courteous and respectful as well. It was reassuring to have him watching out for things along the way.- The finished product is great. Quality all around. We're very happy with our new house - it has made a better quality of life for us. Thank you!

Andy & Cynthia, Greenwich, CT November 2013

Everyone was a pleasure to work with, always returning calls and emails promptly, collaborating with us every step of the way. From sales and design to contractors and sub-contractors, everyone was professional, timely and very nice to work with. We are very happy with the way the job came out and would absolutely recommend to friends.

Nicole & Matt, Wilton, CT October 2013

Design Builders & Remodeling did an "extreme home makeover" on our lake house in the winter of 2013. They turned our 3BR cedar shingle ranch into a 2-story, 5BR modern showplace. The process of working with them was great. They listened to our input and came up with a design that was exactly what we wanted. The company has a lot of different capabilities (architecture, design, kitchens, selections, etc.) under one roof. Then, they were able to obtain all of the necessary engineering drawings and building permits. When the actual building began, their workmanship was excellent. Our site manager was wonderful. He was thorough, efficient, and very easy to work with. When the job was completed (on time and on budget), the final product was beyond our expectations. I would highly recommend them for any project, large or small.

Karen & Sam, Brookfield, CT September 2013

Karen and I want to compliment you and your team for keeping the house so clean and organized - far beyond our expectations. I know offices that are dirtier than our home construction site.

Dave & Karen, Ridgefield, CT August 2013

The work looked exactly the way they had designed it. I saw drawings of what it was going to look like, and it was spot on with the finished project. We were very pleased.

Dawn & Mark, Fairfield, CT February 2013

They were easy to work with and reliable.

Allison & Drew, Redding, CT February 2013

We were impressed with the design team and their technology to see the finished product before remodeling started. Also, their estimate was most inclusive and detailed. We look forward to working together on future home projects.

Erin and Mathew, Ridgefield, CT January 2013

I think their professionalism and their timeliness in getting quotes and appointments and getting the job done were all things I was most satisfied with.

Elizabeth & Ed, Ridgefield, CT January 2013

Planning of the project, including drawings and changes were completed as requested. Our project manager was onsite for the major renovations, explained issues and recommendations.

Shirley & Peter, Wilton, CT December 2012

We love our new space and would highly recommend your company. We would be happy to work with Phil and Keith again on another project.

Christine & Patrick, Norwalk, CT November 2012

We would not change a thing with our new kitchen

Cathy & Howard, Brookfield, CT November 2012

Overall I think they did a great job. The design they came up with looked and fit better than our original design, the architect did a fabulous job.

Michele & Greg, Ridgefield, CT October 2012

We were happy with the Planning and design of the project. They kept the job site clean. We actually lived in the house during construction and have recommended them to multiple jobs already

Ann & Glen, Stamford, CT September 2012

I would always recommend them, they were great. I would even do an alteration again. Most people say they would never do it again, but I would… I was most satisfied with the way that the kitchen came out and that they listened to what I wanted. Also, I like that it was a clean and neat job

Ricky, Stamford, CT July 2012

They did an extraordinary job.

Andrew & Nicole, Ridgefield, CT May 2012

… I didn’t get the opportunity to thank you in person. The whole team did a wonderful job and we are really happy with the end result from the deck to the front door and of course the kitchen. Thanks again for everything. We hope to be talking to you again in the next couple years about the upstairs bathrooms!

Rachel & Bob, Ridgefield, CT July 2011

We have been living upstairs for a week now and are delighted with how everything turned out. It is exactly what we wanted. You made it very easy, throughout the entire decision making process. At every step we felt comfortable; contract, design, selection etc...The entire construction team was terrific. Phil was great. He kept us informed as to the schedule and who would be in our home, addressed every concern we had(no matter how idiotic), was always prompt in his responses, made good suggestions when we were faced with a choice, explained things well, and listened to our needs. He never appeared flustered, and always gave us complete confidence that the job would be fantastic, and we would be happy. He was right. And the job was completed right on schedule. All of the other tradesmen were complete professionals too. All did great work, and were eager to please us. They were all very respectful of our home, our dog, and the fact that we were being inconvenienced by the construction. At the end of each day our house was clean, and in order. They were always on time, and put in a full day's work. We were very impressed. Juan is such a nice guy, Will cracked up Claudia with his joking, and Mark executed the closets flawlessly. And, as the job progressed, and I had questions regarding cost, you always got back to me in a timely manner, and with a very fair resolution. I appreciated that, and also appreciate that you take pride in running a first class, high integrity company...I feel lucky that I decided to use Design Builders & Remodeling Inc.

Keith & Claudia, Stamford, CT December 2010

We would like to thank you and all the staff involved with our renovation last year. The workmanship and design was impressive and the personalities and ethic of workers made living in the house during the project less stressful. We are thrilled with the design and all our friends and family who visit are equally impressed. Its’ just beautiful.

Kent & Allison, Stamford, CT July 2010

We are aware of how hard everyone worked on the project, and we certainly appreciate it. The addition is beautiful.

Linda & Bob, Ridgefield, CT March 2010

I wanted to thank you, Bailey Avenue Kitchens and Design Builders for creating a beautiful kitchen for us. The end result was just what I had envisioned. Working with you and all the people at Design Builders was a wonderful experience. Thanks again.

Missy, Ridgefield, CT February 2010

We were very pleased and impressed with the design, attention to detail and the quality of workmanship of our new kitchen and family room addition. We enjoy them both daily and highly recommend Design Builders & Remodeling.

Anne & John, New Canaan, CT January 2010

...Design Builders & Remodeling was there to help us see the future and design a new home after our house was destroyed by fire. Bailey Avenue Kitchens designed a perfect, efficient and beautiful kitchen. The entire staff of both companies were supportive, professional and courteous throughout the process. The quality of workmanship was superior and everything was done just the way we wanted.

Bob, Sally & Brad, Wilton, CT February 2009

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