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!
There is no other firm we could have imagined using for our project. Every team member had a strong design sensibility and a skill for looking at the project's big picture as well as examining and solving small details. They worked well together, and worked hard behind the scenes to ensure that design and construction proceeded smoothly. We would recommend them to any of our friends and neighbors.
Areas Of Satisfaction - The project required not only a superficial renovation of our space but a structural remodeling of fundamental components of the house. Bellweather was up to the challenge. They were great communicators and were also willing to have conversations about the progression of the work rather than dictate it.
Recognized Excellence - We worked most with Stephanie Hoffmeier, Ryan Stiffney, Rick Zane, and Brianna Chakalis. They all were talented and great to work with.
Absolutely great experience in every way. Highly experienced managers, excellent subcontractors, wonderful results. I highly recommend Bellweather Construction.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Great communication. Excellent professionalism. Always felt like the house (and the dog!) were in great hands.
Recognized Excellence - Joey and Johnny were both excellent at keeping us informed and going the extra length to help solve and issue or get the job done on time, even if it was outside the scope of the initial plan. They always responded immediately to any requests or questions we had.
Additional Comments - Thank you all so much. We love the third floor so much and can't thank you enough for all your help and support over these past few months.
This was our second project with Bellwether, and we've been extremely happy with both the finished work and the overall experience. They were well-organized, friendly to work with, and very attentive to details. We will definitely choose them again in the future.
Bellweather Construction exceeded all expectations. When challenges arose, they immediately came up with solutions that were effective (and, in some cases, better than the original plan!). They communicated every step of the way and conducted every aspect of the project, from design to final punch list, in a professional, timely, and efficient way. Our house has been transformed and we love our space now! I have already recommended them to several people.
Additional Comments - I heard so many horror stories about renovations that I was afraid to get started on this one, but I have been absolutely delighted with this process and am excited to see how things progress! THANK YOU BELLWEATHER!
Working with Bellweather has been nothing short of an excellent experience. Our project was on a very tight budget and timeline, but Bellweather worked with us every step of the way and executed exactly what they said they would. My wife and I are extremely happy with the results so far and would not hesitate to work with them again in the future.
Bellweather worked closely with us to design the home that we envisioned, and it was a great experience from start to finish.
Bellweather was great. I couldn't have asked for anything better and the work is beautiful. I would highly recommend them to anyone that is doing carpentry in their home!
Great team and very trustworthy! They delivered on all promises!
Areas Of Satisfaction - The trustworthiness and responsiveness of the team were the best parts of our experience.
We had a great experience working with Bellweather. The project was completed on-time despite some pretty standard hitches here and there. Whenever we had a concern, they were immediately responsive and always took care of the issue promptly. We also appreciated the design guidance, and are very satisfied with how our kitchen turned out.
Hire them and look no more! We thought about having work done in our home for years but were too afraid of trusting someone with the scope of work. It included: adding a bathroom in a space were plumbing didn't exist, replacing and changing the layout of our main staircase while altering the front door to our home, plus hardwood floors throughout.We found Bellweather on Houzz and we are sure glad we did!Will came to our home and took the time to walk around our house with us while we discussed our plans. He took his time to survey the space, digest our ideas, and chimed in every so often when he needed to be honest about feasibility and/or if he had any other comments. He explained their entire Design-Build process in the beginning to ensure we understood each aspect of the process. This has made our part in this entire experience less stressful by having small goals and deadlines to keep things moving. Every member of the Bellweather team we have dealt with has been responsive, knowledgeable, open-minded, professional yet friendly.
We chose Bellweather for a near complete rennovation of a W. Philly twin. Their craftsmanship is excellent. Their communication is outstanding. They got the job done on time and realistically estimated all costs for us. They also took immediate ownership of any issues that came up after the job was done. I wholeheartedly recommend them. They will be my first call for any significant work needed in the future.
Areas For Improvement - None. They are outstanding
Recognized Excellence - Will, Joe, and Ryan were all outstanding.
Referral - All of our neighbors know of Bellweather and one has already reached out to them for another job.
Professional & Organized - Everything was clearly communicated and recorded, they were quick to respond to any questions or requests I had. The contract was detailed and I signed off on any add-ons that increased the budget.
Communication - They took the time to walk me through some of the more complex decisions I needed to make during construction. Beyond the weekly updates they gave me, I was in regular contact within over the course of the project and always received prompt responses to questions or requests.
Areas Of Satisfaction - I am very pleased with the finished project and felt that they particularly excelled in their accessibility and documentation.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Bellweather has been great not just at the construction of our complicated renovation, but also about following up with us and resolving issues. The company did a fantastic job on the kitchen and especially the master bath--it's the envy of all our friends! Bellweather was friendly, easy to work with, and excellent at building and installing. We actually lived in the house through the renovations, and the workers went out of their way to keep the space clean and to work around ours and our children's schedule. Extremely professional!
We really enjoyed our overall experience working with Bellweather to remodel our kitchen as well as some other various jobs around our house. They did a phenomenal job, while keeping the project moving within our timeline and budget. Everyone we worked with at Bellweather was friendly, knowledgable and quick to respond to any questions or request we had. I would recommend Bellweather to anyone looking to remodel their home no matter how small or large the project might be. They may cost slightly more than the competition, but they make up for it with craftsmanship and communication.
Budget - When inevitable problems arose, Bellweather was quick to reach out to us with multiple solutions that spanned our price range so that we could make the best decision for or budget.
Clean & Safe - Bellweather may be one of the cleanest construction companies out there. They were always very prudent in keeping the dust contained.
Recognized Excellence - Everyone was great to work with, but Erich and Tim were on site quite frequently and I really enjoyed getting to know them. They were a pleasure to work with.
Project involved rebuilding a deck/balcony three stories from the ground, and required cooperation with a neighbor living under the construction area. Work was completed on time and communication throughout was very good. Craftsmanship and workmanship is top notch, impressive with regard to the tight construction schedule. The end result is a solidly built and attractive new deck/balcony that is a pleasure to use. Also, our neighbor was satisfied with the care taken of his property throughout the construction period.
Areas Of Satisfaction - The company was confidence inspiring throughout. Communication was excellent.
Recognized Excellence - Will and Joe - good communication.Erich - a master builder with great knowledge of his craft. Pleasure to work with.Wayne - a pleasure to work with.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Honest and committed to following through.
Our experience with Bellweather was excellent. They were responsive, helpful, timely and above all, they provided a superior final product.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Cleanliness, responsiveness and most of all work quality.
Recognized Excellence - Everyone we dealt with was excellent - Will, Joe and Peter in particular.
Like any project, there has to be constant communication around expectations. Bellweather is responsive and very customer focused.
Expertise - We chose to use IKEA cabinets. Admittedly there was a learning curve there as they usually use a different product. It worked out well in the end. Using IKEA also requires the homeowner to assume great responsibility with respect to design and ensuing details.
Schedule - This was especially impressive, considering the many obstacles posed by the City of Philadelphia. They stuck to the timeline and kept us well informed every step of the way.
Problem Resolution - Bellweather is extremely responsive and takes pride in their work.
Likely To Recommend - Like any project, there has to be constant communication around expectations. Bellweather is responsive and very customer focused.
Areas For Improvement - Whenever they did, all we needed to do was communicate with them accordingly and they always addressed things immediately and thoroughly.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Our person on the ground, Wayne, always went above and beyond and made sure that things were taken care of and made us feel at ease every step of the way. Bellweather leadership takes their jobs very seriously and were always there for us. It felt like we were in this together.
Our experience with Bellweather was, in general, great! They worked with us to find a satisfactory design and their craftsmanship and professionalism were excellent.
Areas Of Satisfaction - They were very responsive and easy to coordinate with -- everyone was willing to accommodate our schedule and meet whenever necessary.
This is now the fourth job we have had Bellweather complete on our west Phila. rowhouse. It is also the largest job to date. Now that the bathroom and kitchen are complete, we are completely satisfied with the job. The workmanship and attention to detail, including weatherization on our old home, are the most important elements of this and all jobs they have completed. There were a couple bumps along the way, but the management team handled them in a timely fashion and actually went beyond what we anticipated. The carpenters are pros.
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