“After much debate we made the decision to tear down our small, seasonal lake cottage and replace it with a permanent house. We couldn’t be happier with that decision and we owe it all to the fabulous job that was done by JDF Builders. Friends and family who had built new homes warned us to expect the whole process to be very stressful and intimidating. That could not have been further from the experience that we enjoyed while our project was being completed. From the initial planning phase to our completed home everyone involved was wonderful to work with.

Jay and his architect used their years of experience to create a house plan that worked perfectly for our needs and budget. They really listened to what was important to us and made sure that the plan reflected that. Building on a lake brings additional restrictions and permitting issues. We were very glad to have Jay on our team to deal with those headaches.

All throughout the build we were kept informed of what to expect next. The communication was great. We always knew who would be working on what and when they would be there. There are so many choices to be made in the home building process. Jay made sure that we had the information we needed well ahead of time so that no decision ever felt rushed. He was always available to answer questions and share his knowledge with us so we could be confident in our selections.

Sticking to the planned budget is definitely something that Jay takes seriously. Every detail is figured in before the project is started so there are no big surprises later on. The products and finishes that are quoted are ones that have proven themselves to him already. We never felt like we had to worry about making upgrades to get a superior end product.

One of the main characteristics we feel that distinguishes JDF Builders from different contractors is their insistence on quality. This was carried through with every tradesperson that worked on our home. It’s very apparent that the same high standard that Jay sets for himself is expected from others as well. This was especially reassuring in our situation, since we weren’t on the job site daily.

We came into this project with some idea of the home that we wanted but we ended up with so much more than we had ever imagined. Jay and his family were a pleasure to get to know. They really care about their customers and the work that they do for them. We are happy to recommend JDF Builders to everyone.”

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