The only real problem encountered with the work performed is the fact that numerous finishing nails were not properly set and had to be set with a punch. This often occurs when the nail gun is bumped or tapped instead of firmly holding the nail gun against the wooden trim.
The people at Welsh Construction make the renovation process seamless and easy. The work is of the highest quality and I am very satisfied.
I liked working with Lucy and with the rest of the group (Tim, John). The finish work is really nice and I can tell that it is of very high quality.
Welsh Construction did a fantastic job. High quality work done with honest business practices. They are the best contractors that we have ever worked with.
3rd job with these folks over past 20 years - happy in all respects
I am very pleased with Welch Construction and will continue to use them.
We did, in fact, recommend Welsh Construction to a friend.
Out of all the construction companies I have used over 20 years they surpassed all of my expectations. I could not recommend them more highly. They are professional and communicate well!
I have worked with Welsh on a number of different types of projects over the past 6 years, from remodeling, to a sunroom addition, to home maintenance, to outdoor work such as a gorgeous waterfall. Every aspect of each project was done professionally and courteously, on time and within budget. I believe they excel in organization, communication and creative collaboration, to reach the best of results. The quality of the work is superb and I always know what to expect. . .exceeding my very high expectations each and every time. I continue to be amazed that everyone shows up on time, keeps the worksite neat and safe and puts in a consistent 10 hour day. If ever something isn't quite right, this is a company that makes no excuses, assumes responsibility and makes things right without a hassle. If I ever move, I want to pack Welsh Construction, Inc. up and take them with me.
Have worked with them for years.
We couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. Everything in our Scope of Work was done well and professionally. In addition, workers and management went out of their ways to be helpful and courteous. We felt that we were always respected.Only exception was the house cleaning at the end of the project. Crew did not pay adequate attention to detail.
We appreciated Matt and John. The overall experience was very positive.
Welsh Construction not only provided us with an outstanding addition to our home, but a pleasure, professional experience.
We would recommend to anyone considering a remodeling project in their home to take the time to discuss their ideas with Welsh Construction. From our experience with Welsh on our project, we could easily give you hundreds of specific examples for such a recommendation but will only name two broad reasons in this review. First, Welsh wisely divides construction projects into two phases: a design and planning stage and then a construction and redesign stage. During the design stage we met with Tim Welsh and Lucy Lyons several times, with each meeting bringing vague initial ideas into ever sharper focus. Tim and Lucy do not come to these design discussions with a bag full of preset ideas on how "your" project looked to them. Actually they are able to do something more difficult and ultimately of greater value to the client: They help you, the client, to actually clearly define what you hope to achieve with your remodeling or construction project. They do that by asking very practically insightful questions about what you think your project entails and by offering carefully considered options to accomplish your construction goals. They describe their process at this stage as collaborative and we would agree. We feel strongly that the four of us came up with an achievable project that none of us would have been as successful on our own.Second, even if you've lived through a remodeling before, it still comes as a surprise all the noise, dirt, disruption, machinery, and seeming chaos - and don't forget endless numbers of people coming and going throughout the day - that comes with construction in or around your home. We've noted elsewhere in this survey how professionally accomplished and skilled Welsh Construction employees are. We also note how conscientious Welsh employees are. They are very aware they are guests in your home and are unfailingly polite and courteous. It may not seem so important at first but when at the end of the day all of the tools have been put away and all the debris and trash picked up you will appreciate that conscientiousness.
Very highly recommend Welsh Construction, Inc. Although they are not inexpensive, the high quality of their work, their communication skills, ability to stay on schedule, and professionalism (which leads to trust) made them a fabulous choice of contractor. In fact, we are doing another remodeling project with them and it is going just as smoothly. Really, really enjoy working with Tim and his staff!
Only use Welsh if you appreciate workman who take time to think about their work and do things right the first time. Only use Welsh if you want supervisors who are even more fanatical about perfection than the workmen are. Only use Welsh if you want a weekly meeting with the management team to make sure you are in sync with the contractor. In short, only use Welsh if you want top quality materials and workmanship backed by a reputable company.
After a horrible experience with a previous general contractor while we were in the process of moving to Lexington from Florida, we sought out a new contractor to both finish that work and to make some much-needed improvements/updates to our new house. We decided we wanted to hire an all-in-one firm, not a single general contractor. Online reviews of Welsh were sound, and our initial meeting with owner Tim Welsh and designer Lucy Lyons was both productive and pleasant. Ultimately we chose Welsh to hire for this project, which rather quickly evolved from simply new windows and new siding to a full-scale renovation (our choice, Welsh never pressured us). In a nutshell, the positives include:*Personal and personalized service: though Welsh had many projects going on during ours, we rarely felt neglected or that our ideas were being simply cast into a generic grab bag of design and construction *A consistent on-site and in-person presence: other than the carpenters at work daily, it was a rare work day that either Tim or our project manager, John Thomas, was not on-site for an hour or so*a sympathetic and creative ear for our ideas and concerns, and quality construction: much of our project ultimately included quite a few out-of-the-box ideas and projects that all reflect our taste and ideas and are both structurally sound and high quality.*The finished product of Welsh efforts all looks great and is holding up well: like any house we notice a few minor things here and there that may need a professional tweak, but we know we can call on Welsh to take a look and make whatever corrections are necessary without a hassle*The improvements, both aesthetic and necessary, we wanted for the house all came to fruition as promised: like many folks, we had some ideas that simply would not work for this house or our budget. Rather than cast our ideas aside or simply shrug them off as undo-able, Tim and Lucy helped us channel what we thought about into what we could do and together we developed a great design that genuinely pleases us. We also appreciate the candor Welsh offered about what would or would not work, as well as the flexibility to consider and to try new ideas.Key points:* A firm like this is not cheap. Standard labor rate for all Welsh employees except owners Tim and Janeen is at or about $60/hour. That includes not only the actual labor at your site, but also design time, research, computer renderings, on-site consultations, site cleaning, subcontractor arrangements, etc. On top of this is whatever each subcontractor charges. And on top of this is a 20% contractor fee to help Welsh cover business costs and still make a profit. It's not the most expensive firm out there, and you will get good quality work and service, but any client needs to be aware of how quickly costs can add up.* Welsh works Mon-Thur--again, not the end of the world, because Fridays off helps motivate Welsh to work that much harder and better, and it shows (and is a nice respite for the client). But if you're looking for a super-fast project deadline, this is something to be aware of.* Welsh offers weekly meetings that include not only your project manager and designer, but Tim. This means that at all levels of the firm, there is both knowledge of and involvement in your project--all definitely a good thing!*Welsh was willing and (often) happy to adapt their typical work plans to accommodate our ideas and involvement, letting us buy directly certain items, complete some aspects of the work ourselves, etc.*Welsh respected our most critical site needs, including the safety of our pets (never the slightest problem in this regard) and our non-smoking policy (barring very rare exceptions when this lapsed)As you consider your options, our advice is to consider all the aspects of a renovation--this is not a TV show! Barring certain circumstances, there will not be tens of people at your house working every day, for example. There will be noise, high costs, a house "invaded" by near-strangers weekly, and other disagreeables. But with Welsh you'll also get genuinely nice people--including carpenters you'll become fond of--consistently cheerful, helpful service, and lasting quality. Again, with very rare exceptions, we also were pleased with the subs Welsh hired--in some cases, exceptionally pleased. No company is perfect, and there are ways Welsh can improve, but they definitely are a sound choice for quality work and great people in our area. We'd recommend them to anyone who is ready to spruce up, refresh, or re-imagine their home or business.
Personal and personalized service, a consistent on-site and in-person presence, a sympathetic and creative ear for our ideas and concerns, and quality construction. The finished product of Welsh efforts all looks great and is holding up well. The improvements, both aesthetic and necessary, we wanted for the house all came to fruition as promised. We also appreciate the candor Welsh offered about what would or would not work, as well as the flexibility to consider and to try new ideas.
Beautiful design. Very professional.
Went above and beyond to quickly address minor problems
Welsh construction are a very good contractor focused on doing quality work, in a timely manor and communicate effectively on project plans and status.
They did a great job.
They managed the project in a professional manner. They have excellent project management skills and perform quality work. A classic example of "you get what you pay for."
They are very professional to deal with. The job was done very well and I am satisfied .
Total satisfaction in every area. Their expertise was way beyond my former experiences with contracting companies. Their original ideas and suggestions took my vague thoughts and turned them into a realized dream.
The crew was marvelous to work with. They went out of their way to put up stairs around the construction area during the job completion so that I would have access to my front door.
This is a family company with a wealth of knowledge and expertise that has surpassed my exceedingly high expectations in every area. They conduct their business as if I were their only and most important client and my satisfaction is their highest priority. They are realistic and thorough in their cost and time projections, offer innovative and thoughtful solutions and design commentary, in addition to partnering with me to creating spaces that have made my dreams come true. Every encounter with every person on their team has been respectful, courteous, professional, yet friendly and fun. These folks deliver. They show up on time, know what they are doing, patiently answer questions, keep the area clean and safe, do extra helpful things 'just because', make no excuses and get the job done beautifully. This is the company I'd want to have created, own, run, work for. This is the company I will come back to again and again for all by construction/renovation/design needs.