We hired East Ridge Construction for a major renovation project: we replaced all of the doors, casings, and moldings throughout our house, and renovated our kitchen, foyer, and bathrooms.
We can’t say enough about the owners, Chris Portante and his son Chris Jr. – their knowledge, work, and craftsmanship are truly unparalleled. Chris and Chris Jr. are the consummate professionals; they are extremely knowledgeable (a quality that is lost on home contractors these days), and they get the job done right, on time, and at budget.
These guys are true craftsmen - they know what they are doing and they do it right. They don't cut any corners. They also offer their suggestions every step of the way to ensure that the work is done the right way and the finished product is perfect. In addition, Chris always provided accurate cost estimates with each project - there was never an additional cost or charge unless we wanted to make a change or addition. Home renovations can be stressful, but not with these guys on the job, and it truly meant the world to us to have a peace of mind knowing that everything would be done properly, on time, and at budget. They are also incredibly clean, neat, and organized, and they treat your home as if it was their own – you will never come home to a mess. Our project took several months to complete and these guys showed up on time every day. After some time on the job, we felt completely comfortable giving them the keys to our home, allowing them to come and go as they pleased – something we had never done in the past, nor will likely ever do with anyone else in the future.
In addition, given the enormity of our project, there were various subcontractors that needed to be coordinated in order to get the project moving – Chris and Chris Jr. always arranged for each sub to be at our home when they needed to be, thereby avoiding any confusion, frustration, or delays. All of the subcontractors that the Chris’s brought to our home were the utmost professionals, equally talented in their respective fields. In fact, we have kept in touch with some of the subcontractors and continue to call upon them when needed.
On top of everything, Chris and Chris Jr. are such a joy and pleasure to be around – their warmth, kindness, and sense of humor are infectious. They become like a part of your family, and are truly missed now that our project is complete. We intend to hire Chris and Chris Jr. for any other projects we may need done in the future. We cannot trust anyone else in our home after experiencing the quality from East Ridge.