Answers to Common Questions Asked by Our Clients.


It depends on the job, but here are some examples:

  • Bathrooms 2-3 weeks
  • Kitchens 3-5 weeks
  • Additions 2-4 months.

99% of our jobs are done on a fixed price basis with a written contract containing a detailed description of the work, payment terms, construction drawings (when necessary) and other terms and conditions. The price will only increase if we encounter existing hidden conditions or damage, or if the customer wants to make changes or have additional work done. Like our contracts, most of our changes are done with a written fixed price change order, approved in advance of the work being done.

This is dependent upon current work in progress and prior contracts in force at the time and any weather related delays affecting current work. Contact us for a more specific timeline.

Yes, with the exception of weather caused delays and occasional delays resulting from coordinating subcontractors over whom we have less control than our employees.

Both. Our own employees do all demolition and carpentry related work. We hire subcontractors for special skill work such as foundations, plumbing, heating, electrical and most flooring and ceramic tile work. Things like roofing, siding, insulation and drywall could be done either by employees or subs, depending on the size of the job.

All interior remodeling work involves some level of dust – some more than others. We make extensive use of drop cloths and runners to protect floors and furniture and we construct “dust tents” when possible and desirable, to control the migration of dust outside the work area. We take dust control very seriously.

I normally visit jobs only occasionally once they begin. That is because the Lead Carpenter (who is at the job virtually every day) is in charge of the job and has the knowledge and experience necessary to deal with most of the questions that come up on a routine basis. The Lead Carpenter is supported by our Production Manager who is a 35 year veteran of the company. If either the Lead Carpenter or the Production Manager are unable to answer a question or resolve an issue, I will personally become involved for whatever is necessary. I am always available to our clients, if they have a question or concern.

We have been in business for over 43 years.

Yes. Our Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor registration number is PA 52407. Our US EPA Lead-Safe Firm certification number is NAT-53660-1. We carry full liability and worker’s compensation insurance, and we gladly provide certificates for those clients who request them. We also make sure that all our subcontractors are properly licensed and insured.


We are members in good standing of The Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

The company owner has earned the designation of Certified Remodeler from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Our production manager and our senior carpenters have been trained under EPA lead paint guidelines and earned the Certified Lead Renovator designation.