We worked with John Schroeder AIA on three phases of the remodel of our 1959-vintage beach house. First was a major addition of garage and master bedroom as well as a gut, redesign and installation of a master bath suite, living room and modern kitchen. Second was to finish our basement creating a bedroom, exercise room, and living area/man cave. Third was the installation of a portico and new dutch door at the main entry to our home.
John took the time to fully understand our requirements and aesthetics. He worked within our budget, always trying to get the most out of each dollar we spent. His skill as a designer added so much to the plans he created for us. No detail was too small if it enhanced the quality of the finished product.
John stood with us before the town Zoning Board of Appeals, not once but twice! And while the ZBA did not make approval of our variance applications easy. His patient, professional manner and persistence in working on our behalf carried the day allowing us to transform our home.
John’s knowledge of, and facility with, structural matters was put to the test in removal of a load-bearing wall and reinforcement of several rear-facing walls that were opened up to provide expansive marsh views.
John was unfailingly positive, professional and friendly throughout all phases of the remodel, even when one contractor became extremely contentious. Our project moved forward and both budget and schedule were preserved.
Having John and his team with us every step of the way took the worry and stress out of what can be a frustrating process. They followed up the smallest details and were dedicated to making sure we were truly happy with the finished product.
John’s skill, character, integrity and warm personality were reassuring and his efforts added value to our project from the proposal to the completion of the final punch list item. We would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.