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Megan Doyle Carmody
We're actually almost coming up on our beautiful deck's first anniversar
y (May/ June), and in honor of that felt the review was well overdue - although now I can .We're actually almost coming up on our beautiful deck's first anniversar y (May/ June), and in honor of that felt the review was well overdue - although now I can vouch for the lasting impression Blue Star Carpentry gave us after working with them! From the first meeting with Kevin we felt we had the best company on the job. He not only took the time to discuss options when he first came to our house (when it was convenient for us) but measured and drew an entire sketch of what we wanted; part of which we didn't know we wanted until he suggested it - like using wide ledge stairs to come out from the house proper. And we hadn't even signed on with them at that point. We ended up starting the project some time later, as we like to plan / get start dates set early, but Kevin touched base in-between so we knew everything was in order. During that time we also went to their showroom where we could see large examples of each Trex color, which was a great asset because we actually didn't end up going with the one we thought we would from smaller samples. Demo was as perhaps always more trouble than expected (we had a concrete patio under our old deck we never even knew was there!) but Kevin and the entire demo crew were great, got the job done in almost the same amount of time, and even worked through some pretty terrible rain. I really give them a lot of credit. We then had a pool crew doing that part of our refurbish so there was a gap while they got their work done, but Kevin and then Chris (our deck team's lead) stayed in touch throughout . Kevin even returned at our convenienc e just before framing started to layout the entire final shape in bright pink string - which also allowed some fine tuning around the edges. It was something you might not expect to be on offer but really let us see exactly what our deck would be like, and feel like everything was coming together as planned. Chris and his framing/ decking team were phenomenal as well - each day we saw so much progress, and Chris kept in touch any time there was a question or issue. Our design included a custom style bench, deck box, and lampposts (reusing our existing fixtures), and we ended up needing to add a small step as well at one side, and each of these elements turned out just as we'd hoped. We really couldn't have been happier with the results. Since completion last spring someone from Blue Star has also been back to make sure our pool cover anchors were solidly installed in the fall, and to replace screws that came with deck box hardware that turned out not to be weatherpro of! We feel like we can pretty much always call them if we have a concern or need regarding our deck and are met with a warm welcome, not as a bothersome customer but a still valued one. It is like we're part of the Blue Star family now and that's a really great thing to find when you're looking to complete such a large home project, and one that may need little things fixed or just changed in the future. We have now also experience d Trex in all seasons and are so happy with it - it is not fire-hot in the summer, rain beads on its surface, snow/ ice slides right off with a push and the spacing allows for great melting pathways right through. It is also beautiful in how it looks like natural wood, and seamlessly works with the pool in terms of larger design. We are SO glad we made this choice. We would highly recommend both Blue Star Carpentry, and Trex, to anyone looking to design and build a new deck. We expect to be thoroughly enjoying ours for years to come.
Amazing company! They've done great work in the past for my parents, grandparen
ts, and they helped me with my apartment when I needed some upgrades (new closet doors and new kitchen floor). Kevin's crew were helpful, friendly, and able to answer any question I had or my fiance had. They went above and beyond to get the job done in a timely manner and everything looked perfect. I recommend them to anyone looking for upgrading a house, building a deck, whatever you need.
Aaron N Gelbman
Blue Star Carpentry is my go to source for all my contractin
g and constructi on needs! Kevin is an absolute plesure to do business with. he is a straight shooter and his prices are just right. ill recommend this company to anyone needing anything done. you will no be disappoint ed
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Kevin and his organization are one of the best contractors I have ever dealt with. Chris, my project foreman was exceptional and his crew was very experienced and knowledgeable about all aspects of the project. They provided insight into areas I did not consider saving me money and building a better project. Kevin was professional and accommodating through the whole process. I would strongly recommend Blue Star Carpentry for any project with no hesitation. Attached are pictures of the completed project. Vic
Blue star has proven themselves to be not only great at their craft but also good people who understand their clients happiness is top priority. I had the privilege to to work with Brian, Kevin, Chris, and their crew. The crew that came out to remove and replace my deck were fast and professional. Once the job was completed I had some concerns with the railing chosen as there was some unexpected rattling. The team at Blue Star reached out to the manufacture to identify if they had some type of suggestion on how to fix this issue. In return the manufacture said that is what you get with this specific product. Blue Star was not satisfied with that response and figured out their own solution. I now have a beautiful deck with no rattling, and a great company that I would (and already have) recommend to anyone looking to repair, replace, or build a deck. Team at Blue Star thank you for you professionalism, dedication, and skill.
Blue Star Carpentry did a great job building our deck. Kevin was great to do business with. He was honest and upfront about when work would begin and he delivered on every promise. Mike and his crew are truly the best-- he is a hard working perfectionist and capable of creating flawless results. The crew was incredibly hard working, focused, and polite.
When Kevin Florindo came over to give me an estimate for a new Trex deck, he took the time with me that the 2 other contractors did not. He walked me through the process and showed me the racks of sample Trex in his truck. He honestly told me it would be a two months' wait for the work to get done.
He called me twice before my date to let me know my status and when the job would begin. It took 2.5 days to complete (rain delay on the first day) and was finished on day 3, as promised. And they cleaned up the mess!
Mike and his crew (Tom, Kevin, James and Vinny) arrived at 7:30am and worked. And worked. And worked. I have never met such a professional group of men in the 25 years I have been in my home. (And that is saying quite a bit as my home is nearly 90 years old and I have had a few contractors over the years). They went above and beyond, were patient with my questions, and seemed to work as if they were building it all for themselves: such real pride in the craftsmanship.
On day 3, Mike actually constructed a gate. I had assumed I was getting a pre-made Trex gate but he built it. Truly amazing. And lovely.
I imagine the work done at my home (removal of wood deck, then installation of Trex deck, side step and gate) was not the largest job they've done but it was not an easy job. They handled it all and almost made it look easy.
Thanks, Kevin. Thanks for knowing that the quality of the men you hire directly impacts the job they do. J-
We needed a deck for our above ground pool. We had a few "Deck Builders" and "handymen" come by and give us estimates. However, the confidence just was not there. They all gave us a decent price but when pressed about design and how it was going to look, we quickly lost confidence. Then we called Blue Star Carpentry based on a recommendation from Brothers3 were we purchased the pool. Kevin Florindo came over and quickly gave us multiple options and professionally detailed how the deck would look. He then did a computer graphic of how the pool would look including pictures of deck furniture that my wife insisted had to fit on the deck. We finally got the confidence that we wanted from a builder. The day before Blue Star was to arrive and begin building my wife and I were concerned that the deck would be too small or the layout would not work with the location of our pool filter and heater. Kevin said no Problem and that night he was staking out the dimensions of the pool in our backyard. We decided that the deck should be a little bit larger and Kevin adjusted the plan. The next day Chris which was absolutely fantastic began digging the footings and proceeded to build us the exact deck we wanted. It was absolutely beautiful. Not only was Chris courteous and professional but he left our yard looking exactly how it looked before he started. I highly recommend Blue Star Carpentry.
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This is one great company to do business with! I've been using them for the past 3 years and Kevin with his expert crew are nothing short of professional! He never blows smoke or leaves me with a half finished job! I would strongly recommend them to anyone needing a quality contractor
From our very first meeting we instantly knew that BlueStar Carpentry was the company we wanted to build our deck. Kevin came to our house on time and well prepared. He gave us lots of ideas and had a great portfolio of completed jobs. He showed us all our material options and detailed the differences. He thoroughly explained how everything would be built from the cemented posts, to the wood frame, to the trex finish. Once we settled on a design we were quoted a very fair and competitive price for our custom deck. The job was able to be started sooner than expected which we were thrilled about. His extremely polite and respectful crew showed up on time every day. The worked very efficiently and very neatly - each day leaving the site immaculate. You could tell they have worked together for a while - like a well oiled machine. Mid installation I decided to change my design - no one got flustered- in fact they were extremely flexible and accommodating. The job was completed ahead of schedule and we couldn't be more pleased. Kevin was so awesome to deal with - always so positive friendly and honest. Highly recommend BlueStar to anyone in need of a deck.
Blue Star is the best contractor I have ever hired. From start to finish they were total professionals. I can't recommend them highly enough.
We had our front porch and back deck (and all gates, trim, lattice, railings etc.) replaced with fabulous maintenance free - but natural looking products. Kevin is incredibly helpful at all stages of the project - scoping it out, designing, choosing colors, materials, etc. Kevin and his team are perfectionists - and they recognize and address any and all eventualities (i.e., reinforcement to underlying structure that is needed, blending of front to back etc.) without drama or delay. He and his team personify what it means to be professional. They arrive when they say they will arrive, they work to get the job done (no lapses in schedule/reschedulings etc.). And Kevin was extremely accommodating in terms of getting everything accomplished in time for a family gathering/holiday. Absolutely fabulous. I recommend them without hesitation. Do it!