"Back in 1995, we first used Timwood Homes to build our
modified colonial home in Colchester, CT. It was our first home
and everyone had horror stories about builders.
We could not have been happier with our experience with Timwood.
The carpenters and subcontractors all made intelligent suggestions
and we ended up with a better house than we had planned.
2 years ago, my parents needed an addition. I insisted that they
use Timwood and voila! another satisfied customer.
In 2008 we finally decided on an addition to our home over a pool.
13 years and 2 kids later, our house felt too small for our needs
and Timwood was our 1st and only call. The following pictures don't
do justice to the beauty and satisfaction of our addition, but we
wanted to share them anyway. We wouldn't entertain another builder
at half the price.
We LOVE our Timwood home!"
As you know, we are now at the point of having reached the completion
of the shell for our Summer cottage on Amston Lake, which is the
part of our project your company was contracted to assist us with.
Barbara and I would like to take a moment to share with you our
perspective on how the project went and how your team has assisted
us in getting to this point.
To begin, we are entirely satisfied with Timwood Homes and all
of its associates. Everyone conducted him or herself in a friendly
and professional manner. We would like to specifically note our
experience with several of your employees and contractors.
Darlene has been a pleasure to work with. She patiently worked
with us as we searched for a builder, settled in on a design, and
made our personal adjustments before embarking on this project.
Throughout the shell building phase, she was there every step of
the way by assisting me at every turn. As the project progressed,
we needed to make several changes including, the addition of a walkout
basement, window placement and style, and adjustments to the dormer.
Darlene worked with me to address these quickly. Although financial
adjustments were needed, Barb and I felt that the adjustments were
fair and reasonable.
The rest of your team is equally professional. While discussing
the project with Bill as he framed the cottage, I was able to work
easily with him to make decisions on details such as the size and
placement of the dormer, placement of windows, roof line adjustments
due to the placement of the chimney and other small items. His knowledge
of the business and attention to detail is remarkable.
Bill also did something very special for us - he let our son
Cory assist him. This is an experience Cory will never forget. Each
day Cory continues to talk about how much he enjoyed it. So much
so, he is contemplating a career in house framing.
Another person to note is Wally. He did a wonderful job siding
the cottage. His attention to seam placement, trim around the porch,
windows and dormer is extremely tight and precise. Everyone who
has seen it comments on how great it looks!
As for your roofer, they were so good that they completed the
job before I had a chance to even meet them : )
In addition to your shell team I also had the pleasure of working
with Tony and his team on the chimney and wood stove area. He too
is extremely skilled. We are equally pleased this as well.
All said and done, Barb and I are very pleased with the contribution
your team has made on our project. You've got a great team there
and we would highly recommend Timwood Homes to prospective buyers."
Just a short, but warm note to thank Timwood Homes for adding
a complicated addition to our home, an addition accomplished with
very little disruption to our family, a home that
was, in fact, first constructed by Timwood Homes back in 1985.
We cannot praise enough the workmanship that your framer Bill
Ganley did for us.
His devotion to the project and customer service is exemplary.
Tim, as you know, this is the fourth structure that Timwood
Homes built with us. You, along with Darlene have the ability and
high business standards that are a rare find in todays fast
I would advise that anyone even thinking of subcontracting their
own home reconsider
and use Timwood Homes."
"When you built our home for us, you built on a 11x28 screen
enclosure. We had it converted to a closed sunroom just this past
Spring. Ken and I are very happy with our home, and have not had
a single problem. As you know, this is the third home that we have
built with Timwood, so you know that we are satisfied customers."
Rear Picture of Sunroom
Winter Picture without Garage
I wanted to thank you, Bill and Darlene for a wonderful home
building experience. Bills attention to details and wealth
of building knowledge has made me feel as if he is building his
own house. As a first time home owner / general contractor, I couldnt
possibly have a better group of professionals help guiding me through
this process. I have received countless praise during and after
the building process on the precision and quality of Bills
work. It was totally worth the long wait to have Bill as the primary
framer for my dream house. Not only I have received a top notch
building, I have also gained a group of wonderful friends. I believe
that is the ultimate home building experience."
"Tim, it has been a wonderful experience for both Martha
and me as we watched the dream of a lifetime come to frution. It
could not have happened without you and your able staff. Your knowledge
of building and construction techniques was invaluable. We are especially
indebted to Rejean Pelletier and his helper Scott Small, they did
a superb job erecting the frame under sometimes very adverse conditions.
We had to shovel several inches of snow out of the house at least
five times. On the few occasions we had to call your office, it
was always nice to hear Darlene's pleasant voice on the phone. She
was always very accommodating and helpful.
I hope this finds you hale and hearty and ready fro the new year.
Martha and I want to extend our thanks and our gratitude for all
you have done to help us realize our dream. It's a great feeling
to reflect on the various stages of construction, from planning
to the certificate of occupancy, and say "This is just what
we wanted." There isn't much that we would change, wee are
indeed happy with what we got."
"Dear Jerry and Tim,
Tony and I would like to extend our appreciation for making our
dream house a reality! From beginning of construction to end you
were both proficient in assisting us in choosing materials, staff
and especially for guiding us through all the red tape.
You never made us feel left in the dark during the entire project.
You kept us apprised of what was going on and you took the time
to site down with us to explain the whole process.
We appreciate all the time you devoted into our project and it is
quite evident by all the compliments we've been receiving, on the
workmenship and the whole house. The carpenters, the roofers and
the siding men were all a pleasure to deal with. You were instrumental
in making our dream a success.
Once again, a heartfelt thank you.
Tony and Teri"
"Dear Tim and Jerry,
With the dust finally settling (literally!) on our move, I wanted
to take this opportunity to thank you both for your work, advice
and friendship in helping to make our recent new home building a
great experience and more importantly an impressive result.
We began this project with much trepidation and concern, having
heard numerous "horror" stories from many people who ventured
to build their own "dream." Fortunately for us, none of
those experiences materialized. We can truly say that the process
-- from start to finish -- went smoothly and, for the most part,
was enjoyable. I am sure much of our good fortune was a function
of our timing -- a slow market for both subcontractors and suppliers
made our (and your, we're sure!) lives easier and the project more
affordable. But clearly, alot of the credit must also go to both
of you for your help and guidance. The subcontractors you recommended
were all "top notch." Their workmanship received high
praise by many who followed the home's progress. And, your many
suggestions -- expansion joints where none were planned, a trayceiling
instead of cathedral in the family room, bluestone for the hearth,
the carefully planned sidewalk, positioning basement support columns
to maximize usable space -- and countless other little changes have
all come together to make the finished product a beautiful home
and tribute to Timwood's quality work.
Our family hope to enjoy many years of happiness in our new home
and you can be assured that you will always be remembered for your
special contribution. Thank you both and please don't hesitate to
pass our names to any prospective clients in search of references.
An enthusiastic well deserved endorsement awaits!
Joe and Ellen
P.S. By the way, none of this would have ever come together without
Darlene's help! Please pass along our thanks to her as well."
Well, this letter is certainly long overdue. But Nick and I want
to express our thanks to you for your help, patience and professionalism
during the construction of our home five years ago. Building a home
can be such an unnerving experience, but your assistance through
every stage assured us that things were under control. We never
could have made it without your help.
As you can see, we are very happy with our "dream home"
Enclosed you will find a photograph of our house which we had made
for you. Please keep it for your records.
And thank you, your fine crew of people and subcontractors for a
job well-done. Our house is everything we hoped it would be, and
more! We love it!
From the first help we received from Lillian, to your advice on
construction decisions, and Bill's expert planning and scheduling;
from Butch's foundation to Walt's framing crew, through Andy's plumbing,
the roofers who were in and out before I knew it, Roger and Mike's
excellent siding work, Andre's tornado of sheetrockers, and Martin
Cabinet's gorgeous kitchen, the building process went smoothly.
You helped us keep on schedule and get into the house on time. The
result is visible in the photograph, and if you ever need a reference,
I would be happy to supply one.
We're still working on the floors, painting and interior trim. We've
waited eight weeks for a mason to get the bricks up here and build
the trombe wall. He's supposed to show up the end of this week.
We're working on the yard and a deck for the front entrance.
In a couple of weeks we hope to have settled on ideas for our garage
and family room above it, and will be coming up to discuss our ideas
with Lillian and to order the blueprints. After all, March 1 is
not that far away."