“We highly recommend Nelson Construction and Renovation, Inc. We are totally satisfied customers. Nelson Construction will always be our first recommendation to friends who want to build.
“Our project was the 2014 renovation and expansion of a 600 square foot 1950’s bungalow in Safety Harbor’s historic district. Our goal was to create a space suitable for full-time living while preserving the character of yesterday’s bungalow. Our plan was to renovate the existing home, including a complete redo of the kitchen and bath. We also added another bedroom, bath, laundry room, and outside deck. The square footage was doubled to 1200.
“We selected Greg Nelson as our contractor after weeks of interviewing candidates and comparing estimates based on our architect’s plan. Greg was not the least expensive, but we were impressed with his up-front cost projections and his appreciation of the value of historic preservation. We were also influenced by the fact that he worked with a client representative. Since we would not be in Safety Harbor while the project was under construction, we felt it was important to have someone who could visit the site weekly and provide us with photographs and progress reports. As absentee owners, we felt we needed this service for our own peace of mind. We are glad that we opted for this service.
“We developed a $250,000 budget in consultation with Greg. We wanted to purchase our own appliances, cabinets, and fixtures to reduce our costs. Greg was very flexible and agreed to this. While no project is without surprises, Greg helped us think ahead and keep change orders to a minimum.
“Good communication is the key to a smooth project, and Greg was very good in this department. He responds promptly and keeps close tabs on his Project Managers. He is easy to work with and has a great sense of humor. He cares about preservation of historic features and quality workmanship is very important to him. Customer satisfaction is primary. He knows his business.
“There are always small issues which crop up after one thinks the project is complete. For this reason, Greg offers a one year warranty on workmanship and certain materials. We waited for a year to write this review so we could comment on how his company responded to these issues. Greg did not disappoint. Not only does he deserve a five star rating for quality construction, he also gets five big stars for coming back to fix minor problems.
“Pictures of our project can be found on Houzz at http://www.houzz.com/
We think you will agree with us that Greg created a beautiful and functional space.”