“The only way to create the perfect home is to make it as you wish.” – Haven Duddy
All of our real estate clients have access to Duddy Construction and their network of preferred subcontractors. Patrick often meets our real estate clients at their homes or future homes to discuss how much possible projects would cost. Sending quick photos of potential issues with quick solutions adds an extra layer of comfort for our clients when they are buying and selling a home. This often allows our clients to have all the information needed to move forward quickly. Duddy Construction is able to provide accurate estimates quickly to our buyers and sellers during an inspection period when time is of the essence. Having access to home professionals such as plumbers, electricians and a general contractor who are always available to answer questions adds tremendous value throughout a real estate transaction. Although Patrick and I run our own businesses, I believe that I’m a better Realtor due to everything that I learned from being the wife of a general contractor.
I found Duddy Construction on Houzz, where I was struck by his glowing recommendations and by the photos of his work. I was looking to update multiple bathrooms without turning them into glitzy, outrageously expensive showpieces that would look out of place in our 19th-century house. Two bathrooms were virtual gut jobs, where Patrick and his team demolished all components and then did some clever shifting to allow for larger, more accessible frameless showers. Other work included some insulating and drywalling; installing new vanities and plumbing fixtures; constructing both a large curbed shower enclosure and a European-style curbless shower; extensive tiling; reorganizing our faulty bathroom venting arrangements; replacing wall sconces and tackling the challenge of a wall-mounted heated towel rack (which arrived with a faulty control). Throughout the project Patrick, his team, and his subcontractors were remarkably resourceful, suggesting alternative approaches to our array of tasks and readily coming up with solutions to problems that cropped up in our old house. They even went to the trouble to offer a selection of moldings to approximate the various profiles in our house. Patrick is amiable, considerate, meticulous, thorough, responsive, and quick to take the initiative when dealing with any issues, particularly with suppliers. We were never uncomfortable with any of his employees or subcontractors, who were all pleasant, polite, obviously competent, quiet, and clean in all their work. We actually missed them once the job was complete! I was amazed as we neared completion to see how short our punch list was, but was not surprised at how promptly Patrick took care of it. It's wonderful to live in such bright, attractive, modern surroundings instead of the tired bathrooms we'd grown accustomed to. I can't think of anything that I wish had turned out differently, which is my highest praise.
I had used Duddy Construction to do general home improvements, such as installing windows, siding, and crown molding, and to build a deck on my previous house. They did such fine work, that upon getting married and buying a new house, I didn't hesitate to call. In the new house, my husband and I hired them to replace all of our windows, create a master suite, and a covered patio, and we have more projects to come. They are top-notch, professional craftsmen, courteous in every way, and neat. When work is scheduled to begin, I hand them the keys to the house, and I don't worry about a thing. They are even considerate of our pets! Along with me, even my husband now recommends them to everyone who is about to take on a home-improvement project. We will call on them, again and again.....
Patrick and his crew performed above and beyond what we had hoped for! They were prompt, excellent craftsmen, trustworthy, accommodating, fair, honest and ALWAYS willing to help each other and us as the homeowners. They tackled a kitchen that had not been renovated in 25+ years, moved plumbing and electrical service, replaced a ceiling, cabinets and countertops and gave us a wonderful new living space. The vendors that were suggested by Patrick were excellent and all had good things to say about their experiences with him in the past. His price and billing methods were more than fair, and he was always prompt in returning emails and phone calls as the job progressed. I would not hesitate to call him for any future projects and would recommend Duddy Construction to anyone else who is looking for an honest business man who takes pride in a job well done.
Having settled into our new addition I am happy to say it exceeds our expectations of home improvement. This project was our first major construction and we're delighted with how beautifully the new rooms, both from an exterior and interior view integrate with our 1920's bungalow. The workmanship is precise and the comfort and functionality exceptional. We gave thanks and made merry over the holidays as we now have the space and modernity our old house so needed.