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.
The entire Bellweather team has been amazing. From Geoff and Stephanie with the design process through to beginning the transition to production.
I have worked with Bellweather for more than 20 years—they have never disappointed,
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.
Bellweather Design-Build is spectacular. Communicative, efficient, professional, creative and intuitive. I trust everyone on the design team implicitly. Stephanie really understands what I am looking for and goes above and beyond to ensure that all my choices work together and fit within the overall budget. Her attention to detail and creativity, and her ability to see what I want (before I even know what that means!) is uncanny. Can not recommend her and the whole team more highly.
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!
Areas Of Satisfaction - The best part of working with Bellweather is they solve problems before they become problems and you feel very confident in their expertise. It was truly stress-free situation.
Recognized Excellence - Stephanie, Rick, Breana, and Wayne went above and beyond to make us feel supported and did excellent work!
Employees & Subcontractors - Everyone was very friendly, courteous, and skilled. I felt like we were in good hands and trusted they were going to good job. And they did not disappoint!
Recognized Excellence - Joey managed our project beautifully. I don’t think we could have asked for anyone who was more pleasant and competent to work with. He did an excellent job of communicating and coordinating everything. He handled issues well. He kept us informed about everything that was happening along the way. We felt like we were in good hands. Stephanie did an amazing job with our kitchen design and we’d like to give a huge shout out to her!
We had worked with Bellweather when they remodeled our deck, so when we decided to replace all of our bathrooms there was no question who we would turn to. The folks there really know what they are doing and we knew we would be in good hands. They are professional in every sense of the word and especially good at communication. Special kudos to Rick and Brianna.
Communication - They could not be more responsive to any requests and were always proactive in communicating with us.
Additional Comments - This was a very large addition and remodel and Bellweather worked very hard to keep us informed and keep the timeline going as planned. We ran into unexpected costs and issues, but overall always trusted that things would get resolved, and they did. From what we had heard about contractors in the Philadelphia area we were nervous about the process and they exceeded our expectations. One small thing I would recommend is the design team touching base occasionally as construction is underway ( maybe a once a month meeting with designer and project manager and client during a walk through or something like that).
Bellweather knows their stuff. Stephanie and Will were amazing during the design stage of our project. We were new to the design-build process and Will provided invaluable insight so we knew what to expect, and helped us to prioritize the project to work within our budget. Stephanie's vision, creativity, strategic thinking, and troubleshooting helped us to reconfigure our space to better suit our family's needs. They had to overcome some challenges with the space and did so without needing to sacrifice style or function. They are both brilliant, honest, and fun. We couldn't be happier to soon move into a home that far exceeds our expectations.
The construction part was excellent!! We had some issues with the design team regarding the windows.
Areas Of Satisfaction - In particular, the professionalism, responsiveness, and great people when we got to the build stage. Rick and Brianna were amazing and we felt so comfortable having them in our home at any point. We appreciated them building a relationship with Zachary so that having the "worker men" over felt like a normal part of our lives. And he LOVES his new room and tells everyone that the worker men made it for him.
Recognized Excellence - Thanks Rick and Brianna for being amazing people! We will miss you!
Additional Comments - We would tell people, if you want the highest quality work and support from start to finish, with minimal worry on your end, hire Bellweather. It's worth it for the peace of mind that comes with having an established group that knows the neighborhood, these historic houses, and the best subcontractors around. Thanks again!
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