From the start of design to the very last day of construction we felt like we were in safe hands. The entire Foremost team was exceptional and we will be coming back to them far into the future for our remodeling needs. I would suggest Foremost to anyone in the Upper Valley looking to get high quality work done with folks they can trust.
I would recommend Foremost Builders to a friend. In this recommendation, I would mention the issues I had that are listed below.
The media room looks exactly the way I imagined it would.
Excellent business model made the process easy to navigate. Outstanding work with very skilled workers. The final product is fantastic.
Definitely. From the initial discussions and throughout the project, I fully trusted that the contracted work would be of outstanding quality and that Foremost would stand behind their name.
A bath remodel was the second project that Foremost has undertaken with me. As before, from design to construction to punch list, all aspects were completed in a professional and collaborative fashion. Two major unanticipated problems during construction were quickly resolved to my complete satisfaction and at reasonable cost. Kelsey, once again, started by eliciting a thorough understanding of what I wanted in the finished renovation and assisted me in determining how to achieve it while saving me from myself occasionally and suggesting features/equipment that I was not aware of. Jon executed beautifully, and also consulted me on construction details that I might want to consider. Trade partners were professional and skilled. The small number of punch list items was corrected expeditiously and to my complete satisfaction.
Highly recommended in all aspects of a remodeling project.
Very easy to work with. Cost is transparent and managed throughout the project. Makes sure everything is done properly. Foremost is the builder to work with for a low stress, high quality build.
All work was done well and as promised. We are very pleased with our new sunroom and deck.
Foremost provided excellent service. The quality of the work is exceptional. Much attention was given to all phases of the process from design to demo to building. They always made sure that our new kitchen would be what we wanted and would reflect our needs and lifestyle.
The outstanding design and build processes resulted in a beautiful kitchen that clearly increases the value of our home.
Recognized Excellence - Kelsey was extremely helpful in fulfilling our vision for our new kitchen. His relationships with local vendors ensured that products were of very high quality and were available on time. The professional, detailed plans removed any guesswork from the build process. Travis was an outstanding project manager and his daily presence was reassuring throughout the project. We appreciated the care he displayed during the whole project. His communication style is outstanding and we always felt that all of our questions were answered.
BuilderTrend Comment(s) - BuilderTrend worked well; the daily updates and the messaging area were helpful, as well as the document repository.
Kelsey was great on the design. Dave was responsive when issues appeared.
The Foremost team was a pleasure to work with. They were professional, reliable, and effective communicators. Our project was completed on time and on budget. We were very satisfied with the outcome.
Recognized Excellence - Travis Hutchins, Lee Beaton, Mike Barton, Kelsey Haigh, and Jordon Worthen were all great to work with.
BuilderTrend Comment(s) - We were very pleased with BuilderTrend, both the daily progress reports and pictures and the ease of use for administrative items.
I was completing this project via long distance, so I had family and friends overviewing the project. My family and friends were impressed with them and have asked me for contact information, so they can use them. I am very happy with the final result and the entire process. Although it was long distance, they had excellent communication and I knew what was going on. It was easier than I expected.
Recognized Excellence - I would like to recognize Dave, Lee, Travis, and Kelsey for their exceptional service.
Improvement Suggestion - I do not have any suggestions. They were amazing. Although I was completing the project via long distance, I knew what was going on. If something occurred, which caused a delay, they would notify me and provide a new timeline. They gave great service and helped. They provided pictures on a regular basis. Everyone that would check on the project for me was impressed with the workmanship and professionalism.
I would certainly recommend Foremost- Many of the reasons listed below. I do feel they are on the high end financially but that being said, I agreed to that
Employees & Subcontractors - Foremost employees and subs were top notch. They were responsive to my questions in a timely manner. Always polite and responsive.
Recognized Excellence - I have only good things to say about Kelsey , Travis and Lee
Great crew with a lot of talent. They work fast and take good care of your home while in there. Easy to talk to and amazing at suggestions.
Value - Quotes have been a bit higher with foremost but it is beyond worth it for the quality of work and the ease of working with them.
Appointments & Meetings - They were very accommodating since we live out of state.
Employees & Subcontractors - Fantastic crew!!
Recognized Excellence - We have worked with Foremost for a few projects and honestly, they are all great.
BuilderTrend Comment(s) - I actually think it was spot on this project. All bugs seem to be worked out.
We already recommended Foremost to Dr. Dick Anderson in Orford, NH
Recognized Excellence - John and Tony were outstanding - quick, knowledgeable, personable, good sales reps for Foremost.
Additional Comments - I particulary liked the time taken on the front end of the project doing the design, project schedule and cost estimating. This tied in nicely to the contract process and definitely makes the project move smoothly.
Yes, I have already and will continue to do so with high regards. But, I might hold off for now until I get my next remodel project on their schedule.
Overall Experience - My overall experience with Foremost was incredibly positive. I will turn to them for my future house remodel needs and will recommend them with no reservations to my friends and family. I love my new kitchen. I sit in my living room and look out into the kitchen. I am still blown away by how the space has changed in such an amazing way. Before, it was dark, dreary, cold, and not a space that I enjoyed being in or inviting friends into. It is now open, bright, warm, and very very functional. Thank you to all at Foremost who had a part in transforming my kitchen into such a beautiful space.
Understood Needs - I strongly agree with this and the installation of the little kitchenette in my basement for me to use during the remodel was a huge help.
Recognized Excellence - Jon and Lee both deserve recognition. I don't think I thanked them enough at the end of the project but they were both key in bringing my new kitchen to fruition and keeping me sane during the process.
Having had poor experiences with contractors in the past, I can confidently say that Foremost is incredibly professional and responsive and delivers a very high quality product.
Expertise - Very impressed by the skilled craftsmen that handled my job and their attention to detail. They brought a level of attention and expertise that made it feel as though they were remodeling their own home.
Communication - Buildertrend made communication between myself and the contractor efficient and effective.
Quality Of Workmanship - Incredibly impressed by the level of workmanship and the attention to the smallest of details.
Buildertrend Productivity - Since I was not living in the home during much of the renovation, the ability to see the progress of my project unfold with the upload of the daily log was very helpful. It was great to see the incremental progress throughout the project. Obviously, it takes extra time for the lead to prepare the daily log with pics, but I think it's a great service especially for clients who aren't onsite.
Recognized Excellence - The whole team was awesome. Hunter's attention to detail throughout the renovation was top-notch - really great craftsmanship with a desire to get even the small details right. Perhaps less visible to the client but incredibly important, was Hunter's ability to manage and orchestrate the sub-contractors so that everything was completed on time/budget.
Improvement Suggestion - Keep doing what you're doing!
I was very happy with them from the design process to the final punchlist!
Additional Comments - Very positive throughout the design phase. Recommended suppliers/vendors were all knowledgable, professional, and pleasant and easy to work with. Everything was explained thoroughly and clearly. A true pleasure to work with Foremost.
Expertise - highly skilled team
Professional & Organized - Professionally organized from the very start. Clear upfront expectations, comprehensive project management tools, great communications
Budget - Once the budget was set, there were no surprises and clear communications about the cost implications of changes
Communication - Very good communications. They cared that we were informed and comfortable throughout
Overall Experience - It was a pleasure to work with Foremost. I would do so again without reservation and would heartily recommend them
Quality Of Workmanship - Really great work
Understood Needs - Thorough planning paid off
Trust - Dave is a man of his word and this permeates the organization
Buildertrend Use - A great tool. We used to look forward to seeing the photo updates every day
Condition of Home - Is beautiful. We pinch ourselves every day
Employees & Subcontractors - A great team
Recognized Excellence - Dave, Lee, Kelsey
BuilderTrend Comment(s) - I loved that tool
Communication - Everyone communicated with me effectively except one person.
Recognized Excellence - I would like to recognize Mike for his exceptional services.
Budget - Some of that is the way we structured the agreement. Most of increase was on us not them, but not 100% of it, though.
Cooperative And Responsive - If I could give a six, I would.
Overall Experience - If I could give a 10, I would!
Buildertrend Use - That thing is awesome! Great way to keep us involved.
Employees & Subcontractors - Great subcontractors! I was very pleased with them.
Recognized Excellence - Lee Beaton and John Betowe are awesome. Those guys were rockstars. They were very responsive, did great work, very diligent, and thoughtful. Dave was awesome, too. They all had a great work ethic.
BuilderTrend Comment(s) - It was a great tool. Daily pictures of the progression was a phenomenal way to get updated. If they wanted to maybe when they start a project do a couple test messages at the beginning to make sure the client knows how to use it and add contacts. Some people may not like that, but I thought it might help. I really liked it.
Additional Comments - They are a great and gave a great product. I would wholeheartedly work with them again. I was very pleased with the commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and overall management of the timeline. The work was really impressive. At some point if I can do a bigger project with them, I will!
Recognized Excellence - I would like to recognize Kelsey Haight and Mike Barton.
Additional Comments - We were pleased with the start-up of the project. We really appreciated the upfront planning and design work that was done. I think it made the project go more smoothly with a better outcome. In general, we were very pleased with the staff we worked with through the project.
Recognized Excellence - I would like to recognize Dave for his exceptional service.
Improvement Suggestion - I havee used them three times and they were excellent each time.
Additional Comments - I have used them three times and have had great results.
Expertise - Management and our Project Manager met with us on a number of occasions to keep us abreast of the Project and to discuss plans
Construction Quality - The craftsmanship and quality of the work completed and overseen by our Project Manager and support personnel was excellent.
Communication - Throughout most of the Project, communication and keeping us updated on developments was excellent and transparent, despite our not being
Overall Experience - Very easy to work with and client experience was execllent
Understood Needs - Working with Dave, Kelsey and Lee was a pleasure
Value - Project was expensive, but we are pleased with the results.
Buildertrend Use - It became more useful as we get more experience in its use, but it did have its limitations and restrictions as a word processor. Photo feature to keep us abreast of the work and progress was very helpful.
Appointments & Meetings - Like clockwork.
Additional Comments - We have been very pleased working with Foremost Builders and the end result. The firm's professionalism is excellent. We commend Dave for his business leadership, his unique approach to managing his home renovation and home repair business, and the professionalism of his team. We would not hesitate to use the firm again and/or recommend the firm to others.
Our project was a HUGE undertaking, but the guys at Foremost Builders came through with an outstanding finished house and my wife and I couldn't be happier with the end result!
BuilderTrend Comment(s) - BuilderTrend was and is an awesome way to see progress and communicate with anyone and everyone though out the whole process. I wouldn't change a thing about it.
Additional Comments - All the guys with Foremost Builders were and are top notch! We are glad that we chose them to build and renovate out home! It was kinda of a sad day when the project was done because it was just so awesome to have the guys around, but it id definitely nice also to be back in our home. Thank you EVERYBODY at Foremost!
Additional Comments - Extremely satisfied and beyond happy with my repairs and how quickly everything was done
I have recommended Foremost Builders and will continue to do so!
Dust & Dirt Control - This was very handled very carefully and well
Areas Of Satisfaction - Quality of work and consistent professionalism of every single person I have contact with.
Recognized Excellence - I found Kelsey to be prompt in response to my inquiries and provided guidance when accompanying me on vendor sites. Always patient in this first solo project. Steve was always attentive to my views and most helpful and pleasant. Dave was professional and very attentive to detail. I never had to wait for response to any inquiry.
Additional Comments - As stated, I would highly recommend Foremost Builders and hope to work with them in the future.
Foremost came in ahead of schedule and did a fabulous job for us. They listened very closely during the design phase and this translated to a completed project that was exactly what we envisioned. We are a totally satisfied customer and would recommend Foremost without hesitation. Very professional with an emphasis on communication.
Recognized Excellence - Lee Beaton - his craftsmanship was outstanding. Love our kitchen backsplash, accent wall in the half bath, all the beam wraps and accent pieces, my chalkboard, shiplap ... the list goes on and on. His input throughout the project was so valuable. He was always on top of the schedule - thank you for everything Lee!!
Additional Comments - THANK YOU FROM THE GARRITY FAMILY! We look forward to creating many more years of memories in our newly renovated home!
Our project was to add an addition to the existing structure. Most of the time, we barely knew the team was here! During the process ,we were provided daily pictures of our project, and someone from the team was available daily to answer questions or concerns .The site was left clean and free of debris daily, which was very important to me. The entire team was professional and approachable. We are so satisfied with the process and end results, we plan on using Foremost builders for future projects.
Professional & Organized - Dave's team was very professional and approachable. The team was open to all questions and ideas.
Schedule - If any changes in timeline were going to happen, we knew in advance.
Clean & Safe - This was so important to me. Every night at the end og the day, the site was cleaned and items put away
Buildertrend Use - My husband and I are not computer savy . Dave sat down and set up and easy access to view daily pictures and use as a communication tool
Recognized Excellence - Shawn was our "Team leader/project manager" did an outstanding job. Travis was always here bright and early to set up the area. Honestly, everyone that came to our house was wonderful.The owner Dave Clarenbach came by every week, sometimes twice a week to check on progress and to ensure we were pleased with the progress.
Improvement Suggestion - Oh my gosh! they worked on the project in torrential rain and winds and then came the sub zero temperatures and they were still right there , keeping our project on timeline. So no, I have no suggestions.
Recognized Excellence - Lea Beaton was the primary carpenter, did great work, and was a pleasure to work with.
Our Family Room remodel was out second Foremost project. We were pleased with the quality of the work and the attention to detail.
Recognized Excellence - Mike Barton's work as well as his overall supervision of our project was outstanding. Jon Buteau's cabinets and buffet table were beautifully built.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Attention to detail, responsiveness, and job site cleanliness.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Honesty! Willingness to step up to fix issues wherever needed, regardless of the reason. Our experience was so great that we have already recommended you (twice) The Garrity's and the Pike's. Both at Indian Cave.
Additional Comments - You are more expensive than other contractors that we looked at. However, you get what you paid for. In the past, we have gone with the least expensive contractors and did NOT have a great experience.
Foremost Builders did a great job! I had no problems at all.
They are good people and I have had a good relationship with them. They do what I ask and they are very attentive.
I have used Foremost Builders many times over many years. I have always been totally satisfied with the work.
This was a major remodel, essentially a rebuild, of a large and rather neglected 1929 home. It took a couple of years. Foremost were extremely understanding and responsive and worked very closely with us as the project evolved. Some delays were inevitable and the amount of fine detail work we wanted took time and effort. We have been extremely pleased with the results.
We love working with Mike. He always responds quickly to our requests and does a great job. We are long time repeat customers.
Foremost Builders did work on our home in Sunapee NH
These are “top drawer” craftsmen, as well as excellent communicators. The work was done at our vacation condo and we met only once. We’ll be using them for a complete kitchen renovation!
I already have recommended the company to others.
Areas Of Satisfaction - I was most satisfied in terms of the workmanship and the management. Dave Clarenbach, the proprietor, is a very good person. He is a very upfront and trustful individual.
Additional Comments - They have done a number of projects for us including a roof and new windows. They are very effective, and they do a great job.
I was impressed with his ability and knowledge! That overwhelmed everything else.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Foremost Builders was able to develop and implement a simple and cost effective solution to address my home repair project. The work was completed within the agreed budget, and ahead of schedule.
Construction Quality - We are beyond happy with the job they did. I feel like they really understood us and the space they were working in. The new railings are like a work of art!! We have a long list of projects left to do and they will be who we call!
Areas Of Satisfaction - The quality of their work is super impressive. It was also really nice to have a contractor who calls you back, is on time & budget. From start to finish, we were very happy.
Additional Comments - They're great.
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