Project: Build an Addition
We have long wanted to add to our house, almost since the day we moved in 14 years ago. The kitchen and living room were just too small to entertain or even have a family meal without bumping into the walls orwindows. Our neighbors recommended Chad Richmond, as they had been more than pleased with the work he had done for them in their kitchen. When we met with him, we were immediately impressed with his professionalism and his friendly demeanor. We committed to having plans drawn up, which was the basis for the cost estimate. We liked the design, and the price seemed fair, so we went ahead. It was a lot of fun to see the addition develop over the next few months. First, Chad's team put in the foundation, which was far more elaborate and sturdy than we had expected. Then the flooring, and again we were impressed with the quality of the construction and the materials. Then the walls - there are more studs in that room than empty space, I swear - and the roof. The windows and sliding doors are first-rate - our energy bills have gone down despite the extra 600 square feet of living space. The 20 x 12' deck adjoining the addition is perfect and made extraordinarily well, with massive concrete footings. In all, it's just the way I would have made it if I had the skill and about four years to work on it. We certainly feel that we got our money's worth. We love our new space. I've been working from home these last three months, and I'm sure I would've been climbing the walls in our former space. But now, I've finally got a corner office with windows, and I can watch our fountain out one and the birdbath out of the other while I'm logged on. And it's well enough constructed that I think we'll stay here when the next hurricane comes. We're delighted to give Chad and JJ our very highest recommendation.
- Sherry O., Wilmington, NC