As we reflect on our many years in Vermont, The McKernon Group has been a big part of our lives there. Seems like we had some project going on with your team for almost every year! Amazing!
Couldn’t be more pleased with Kevin Birchmore and his crew from the McKernon Group. Finished our project on time and within budget… regularly going above and beyond in order to accommodate our every need. We had high expectations for this very specialized construction/remodel…. and we were not let down. Challenging location and weather conditions… coupled with our desire to retain the historical character of the property while adding creature comforts was no small task. Count on us for a full-fledged endorsement of the McKernon Group any time. Looking forward to years of enjoyment at High Pond.
We have used the services of The McKernon Group to plan, design and build a number of significant alterations to our home in Vermont. The work completed by McKernon and the finished result has on all occasions exceeded our expectations. It is rare to find such dedication and commitment to making sure the result is right for the customer first before the commercial bottom line.
The crew that McKernon deployed to the project has been great – they are there every day from 7AM to 3PM (we watch them arrive and leave on a webcam), they keep the jobsite cleaner than most homes, they are craftsmen who do things right and willing to proffer ideas and thoughts to not only implement the vision of the house, but to make it better as they build the house.
We felt that we had not only made a friend in our sales representative but we had also located a company that would take a personal interest in us and the success of our project.
Your work is why our cottages have looked so fantastic over the years, and when it was time to sell, it was no doubt why the new owners decided to make their purchase decision.”
Beyond the quality of your team’s workmanship which has always been outstanding, we always felt a personal connection with you.
From permitting (Rather difficult), to finishing touches, The McKernon group was on it. Justus was very helpful in all the little aspects of the build that were outside of the construction itself, as well as with the core build. He provided support for wastewater permitting, zoning, site work, and providing subcontractors with important design details. That level of service and expertise is not common, and it really makes a huge difference in easing the stress of the whole project. Also uncommon, is the fact that they finished on time, and on budget.....
Working with McKernon has been so easy; they are the nicest, most accommodating people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. And we worked long distance, never actually meeting until the house was nearly done. McKernon is not just a builder, they are craftsmen. Their attention to detail is incredibly high and my little lakeside cottage of 1000 sq feet is gorgeous.
As to McKernon Builders – as their client and the homeowner of my lake house, I can only say that I feel very very lucky that they were the builders I chose, out of a very impressive group. Their integrity, quality, willingness to address any problems or concerns were outstanding. I was actually almost sad to see them go when the house was finished, and that’s really saying something!
While we did all we could to design the structure and select the proper materials, inevitably situations arose where we could significantly improve the house. This is where the McKernon team showed its true professionalism and care, often bringing opportunities to our attention and making recommendations to improve the house. Many of the changes involved additional work, rework, and customized built-ins, some of which were at no cost, while others involved an additional cost. In every case the McKernon team provided fair pricing, and conducted the work with the professionalism and care as if they were building their own home.
In many regards, you exceeded our expectations by taking the initiative to go above and beyond what was required in the job. You gave us a place that we will cherish for our lifetime. We will be sure to share your name if we come across anyone looking for a builder. You guys are the best!