Would recommend for quality/service/design with 5 stars; But not if I knew the friend was budget-sensitive
As i've mentioned to the team throughout. I was disappointed by communication, clarity, and overall project management in the first half of what turned out to be an 18 month project from start to finish. I wouldn't NOT recommend BW but to be honest, i'm not sure that I would highly or strongly recommend them to others for this reason.
The entire team was a pleasure to work with! This was our first large project and we can now say that after almost two months of using our new space we absolutely love it! Looking back, the Design process felt a bit lengthy but the construction (a guest room/ home office addition) went fast. The Bellweather crew as well as their subcontractors were professional, polite and fun to work with. Sean, our Designer gave some really good advice throughout the process while paying attention to our "wants and needs". The result is a perfect room, filled by tons of natural light, that provides space for our home office needs and a place to sleep and hang out when guests are around. It was more than we wanted to spend but knowing it was done to perfection was worth it.
This is the second time we are working on a project with Bellweather, and we have recommended them to family and friends due to their exceptional quality of service.
Great to work with, top quality so not the lowest cost.
Whole process was very organized and the communication and timeline was clear. During construction, our project manager Ryan was super involved and went above and beyond to ensure the execution went smoothly and do quality control. He stayed in close contact so we knew what was going on at all stages, and we were given lots of flexibility make changes as we went along.
Thus far (initial evaluation, full design and selection process, through final contract signing), BW has demonstrated a very high level of professionalism, forthrightness, patience, flexibility, and design talent. They know how to listen to the customer while nudging the process along at a brisk but not pressured pace. Through the at times anxiety provoking process, team members are introduced with specific expertise. They all seem to reflect a corporate atmosphere where competence accompanies an easy going demeanor and sense of humor.
I received exactly what I expected. Overall quality was very high.
Bellweather is a sophisticated design-build team with an impeccable focus on craftsmanship and customer service.
This was my second time using Bellweather Design-Build for a significant home renovation project. I can recommend them without hesitation.
Bellweather is on the more expensive side and will give you a longer prediction in terms of time. However, they stick to their time and prices (even in this pandemic pricing world), and are committed to giving their clients a positive experience. My project manager was very proactive and detail-oriented.
Yes. I spent over 6 months trying to find both individuals and contractors who would be willing to take on my house project (historic-certified home needing a new roof, windows, masonry, AND a kitchen remodel). No one was able (or willing) to help me. They either lacked the necessary expertise, were out of my budget, didn't want to come downtown, or couldn't manage some aspect of the job. I was so relieved to finally talk to Will at BW and find a firm who not only had the experience required to work on historic homes, but could also be trusted to overhaul my kitchen at the same time. Though they did not come cheap, they are FAST and even during COVID, they have stuck to their time table. The construction site is immaculate and I know I can trust both them and every expert partner they work with. I know that in the end, my house will be gorgeous.
Overall, I'm satisfied with the process and design outcome. The team was great to work and collaborate with in finding creative solutions. I appreciated all the new ideas that gave the project a more exciting direction. I can trust BW to produce outstanding results.
We have already recommended Bellweather to friends and family!
We had Bellweather folks work on two projects in our 100 yr old home, and we were completely pleased with the results in both cases. The team at Bellweather are superb and conscientious communicators, super-friendly and professional. We recommend them without reservation.
We used Bellweather in the past for another project and were very impressed with the quality of their work. They were not just interested in getting the work complete and getting their money, they took such pride in making sure everything got done correctly. Since then, we have lived in 4 houses in the past 5 years (long story) seeing varying levels of workmanship by previous contractors. Some were beautiful and had top of the line finishes, but the work underneath was shoddy and required frequent fixing. Needless to say those houses had work done by companies other than Bellweather. We knew that if and when we renovated again, we wanted to use Bellweather to ensure that our house not only looked beautiful but had quality work that would stand the test of time.
Bellweather Design-Build was wonderful to work with. They communicated well throughout the process and the end result of our project transformed our living space into exactly what we wanted. The team was professional and was truly vested in making sure every last detail was taken care of. Would definitely recommend to someone who wants a partner to guide them through a renovation process from start to finish.
We are extremely happy that we decided to hire Bellweather. Your attention to detail and communication made a very stressful project much more manageable. We had a lot to worry about over the course of the renovation, but we were never concerned about the project management or quality of work. We knew things were getting done, and we received answers to all of our questions almost immediately. We are extremely grateful for how quickly you were able to handle our roof situation. It is tough to receive bad news in the middle of a project, but we were extremely impressed with how quickly you were able to adapt and take on the problem. We would strongly recommend Bellweather to anyone that is looking to take on a major renovation.
Product Selections Process - Stephanie consistently provided both her designer insights and manufacturer information when recommending products, allowing us the freedom to make well informed decisions.
Recognized Excellence - Stephanie has a great eye for design details, and was able to quickly make recommendations that made our vision a reality. Will's concise input regarding big-picture reconstruction matters was invaluable.
Bellweather did a complete gut and renovation of our kitchen and we would highly recommend them to anyone considering a similar project. Designer Stephanie was fantastic- really hearing what was most important to us and ensuring those things were incorporated into the final design. The project team of Ryan, Rick and Bryanna were super easy to work with, professional, and all- around a great and friendly team. The team spent a significant amount of time prepping adjoining areas to avoid damage, worked EXTREMELY hard to keep dust to an absolute minimum and kept the outside/ public area clean and free of debris. We also really appreciated our weekly face to face meetings with Rick where we could discuss what had been accomplished, what to expect in the upcoming week and work through any project plan issues. Finally, we absolutely love our new kitchen and couldn't be happier with the results. Thank you Will, Stephanie, Rick, Ryan, Bryanna and the rest of the Bellweather team for the care and attention you gave to our home- and to us. We highly recommend Bellweather!
Areas Of Satisfaction - They were very communicative, and always appraised us of what was going on. They were also available, even at odd hours, to discuss problems or emergencies.
Additional Comments - We used Bellweather to do a row house reno -- we had an outside architect draw up plans, but they also suggested a variety of design choices. We need a good deal of structural diagnosis, and their engineer was fantastic! They were so professional and communicative, and they handled setbacks or unexpected issues quickly and reasonably. Plus, their attention to detail was beyond amazing!
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