Karyn and Bill Silverstein
We have worked with Craig Barnes of C. Barnes Construction for the past 2 years. Our project involved a substantial renovation of a 10 year old architecturally significant modern style home.
For starters, Craig was engaged and available on every level and on every detail of our renovation project. There was no detail too small or too large –Craig immersed himself and figured out and executed ideal solutions – always mindful of the economic practicalities of the overall project.
Craig’s ideas and energies were welcomed and employed virtually every step of the way. He was available at every moment and eager to act as our quarterback to make our project move forward timely and well within anticipated costing. In fact, in short order, our renovation became Craig’s renovation as he asserted a real sense of ownership and stewardship over the work. As out of state owners, we deeply appreciated his genuine connection to our home.
The quality of Craig’s finishing work was excellent. Craig understood that he was working with a very well originally constructed house. At all times – his level of renovation detail needed to be on an equal level and with consistent standard with the core house. Mission accomplished!
In areas where unknowns arose – and any project has its own set of unknowns and challenges – Craig took responsibility and control to work out a practical solutions. Never once did we feel the problem was ours – it’s was always Craig’s issue – he gave us full confidence that he would work everything out. And he always did.
The project was finished with a quality level well beyond our greatest hopes. The tiling, flooring, kitchens, glasswork, exterior stonework, exterior painting and woodwork, spa and fire pit were performed to the most discerning detail. Craig didn’t just talk and describe a big game – he delivered a big game.
As we settle in and are deciding on newer projects for the house for the coming year – we will only hire Craig and his team. He was a pleasure to work with and his transformation of my home was equally as enjoyable.