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Precision Builders
605 Randolph Street
Canton, MA 02021


Phone: 781-575-1313
Mobile: 781-929-6060
Fax: 781-575-1717

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Testimonials


I am writing this letter to you with the expectation and intention that you may show it to prospective customers as a letter of recommendation.  I recently had occasion to use Precision  Builders to handle a very difficult restoration job on my personal residence.  A previous contractor had caused serious and dangerous structural damage which required immediate emergency attention.  The necessary reconstruction work also required cosmetic repair to my home.

Precision Builders' representatives conducted themselves in a thoroughly professional and competent manner, moving quickly to restore the integrity of my home with the absolute minimum of disruption and damage.  All the employees at Precision Builders conducted themselves in a highly professional manner and gained the complete confidence of myself and my wife.  We were completely satisfied with the work of Precision Builders and would unqualifiedly recommend them to anyone in need of fine quality repair or restoration work.

- Evan T. Lawson, Boston, MA

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I write to recommend Precision Builders to you with enthusiasm and without qualification.

I hired Precision Builders to complete several construction projects including the replacement and repair of living room walls and ceiling, installation of recessed lighting, repair of bathroom vanity, patching and smoothing various other walls and repainting of numerous walls and ceilings.  All projects were completed quickly, cleanly, and the final result looks spectacular!

In terms of quality, Precision Builders is second to none.  The work performed was top notch.  Precision Builders staffs each particular project, whether it is installation of walls or recessed lighting, with experts knowledgeable in materials, craftsmanship and aesthetics.  Additionally, the workers clean up after each day of work.

With regard to service, I was impressed.  Precision Builders' workers showed up on time and completed every job quickly.  Unlike other home construction firms, Precision Builders knows how to finish a job!  They did not be-labor any project.  Additionally, and importantly, Precision Builders returns phone calls (even on the weekends), immediately responding to needs and requests.  For example, the vanity in my bathroom was in terrible condition.  I called Precision Builders on a Friday to have the vanity repaired.  The next Saturday, Precision Builders had a master craftsman repair the vanity on the same day!

I have worked with other home construction firms and I have never seen as good of quality and service as I experienced with Precision Builders.

- Daniel Gusenoff, Boston, MA

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Having recently worked with Mr. Feeney on the renovation of our corporate offices, we at Unihab, as architects and developers, give Mr. Feeney the highest recommendation as a supervisor and coordinator of plumbing, electrical and other related trades.

We feel that Tom’s greatest strengths are not only found in the quality of what he provides, but in his understanding of dealing with people and the various problems which arise during a construction project.

- Peter Springsteel, Unihab, Inc., Cambridge, MA

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This letter conveys our thanks for work done here by you and your firm.  It is intended as a recommendation to be shown to prospective clients.

The house, built in 1868 and in the Back Bay Historical District, has had little exterior care in the past 50 years.  The project involved the first stage of repair, renovation, and/or replacement of the exterior rear wall, dormer roof and dormer windows, gutters and downspouts, and fire balconies.

Our Board of Managers conferred with you often over 18 months before signing a contract.  We were impressed by your knowledge, expertise, suggestions, and patience then and during progress of the project.

The work itself went smoothly and rapidly.  Under your direction, your staff worked neatly with remarkably little disruption of living patterns here.  They showed thoughtfulness and consideration for the young woman whose newly-painted apartment was the only access to the roof, and whose interior walls you left in exquisite order after installation of the windows.

All of you demonstrated good judgment in maintaining good relationships with neighbors whose parking spaces had to be preempted by you during the day for work and storage space.  (Although the Board of Managers had distributed written advance notice, compliance was not complete.)  We are grateful for your diplomacy and for the tidy order in which they could resume parking after 5:00 p.m.

You stayed within budget.

In short, this project, which the Board had long anticipated with much anxiety, moved smoothly and effectively once underway.

From ongoing observation, we express appreciation of pride in workmanship and generosity of time and effort shown by you and Mike (the supervisor), Jack, Henry, and several others, to inform, reassure, and satisfy in a truly professional performance.

As funds become available, we shall hope to consider with you a second stage of repair.

- Helen Sherwin, 70 Marlborough
Condominium Association, Boston, MA

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This letter is both a thank you and a letter of recommendation for the outstanding restoration work you performed on my new house late last summer.  As you know, I had both termite and dry rot damage to parts of the house sill and along the roof line.  You also discovered that the storm drain from the roof was not functional, and you repaired that.  Several indoor renovations were also made to my living room, kitchen and one bathroom, all of which were well done.

I appreciated the care with which you described your plans and work at every stage of the process.  With the exception of the drainage problem (which we did not know about), your estimate of the time required for the work was right on target.  Everything worked out well.

You also gave me several excellent references for people who could perform other specialized jobs.  You coordinated your work well both with other workers I had arranged and ones you subcontracted directly.  Finally, I appreciated your excellent advice and help on various minor jobs that came up during the project.  The work I was doing was much more efficient because of your help.

Once again, thank you for all of your work.  I strongly recommend your company to anyone considering home renovation or restoration.

- Charles E. Larsen, Hyde Park, MA

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This letter is to serve as a reference for Mr. Thomas Feeney and Precision Builders.  Having recently worked with Tom on the renovation of Dr. Perry Hearn's medical office, I found him to be thoughtful, conscientious and knowledgeable in his work.

He took pride in his work and was very easy to work with and very responsive to all our concerns during construction.

I feel confident in Tom's qualifications and recommend him highly.

- Brian R. Connolly, Director, Physician Relations
Brockton Hospital, Brockton, MA

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We, at Royal Cabinet and Millwork, are pleased to provide Thomas Feeney with this letter of reference.  Tom has successfully performed as a Field Supervisor, representing our company with major general contracting firms in the New England region, such as Suffolk Construction Co., Inc., and Congress Construction Co., Inc.  Our agreement with Thomas Feeney has been met with professionalism and enthusiasm.  We look forward to an ongoing association with him.

- David Lazdowsky, President
Royal Cabinet & Millwork, Walpole, MA

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Tom Feeney has done extensive contracting work for our company during the last 12 months.  The quality of his work has been very high and his time and cost estimates have been accurate.

We can highly recommend him as a qualified craftsmen, effective supervisor, and honest businessman.

- Robert M. Sontheimer, Managing Director
Resource Planning Associates, Cambridge, MA

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Our firm has been a consultant to the architect for the renovation project of 225 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts.  We have known Mr. Tom Feeney as a construction superintendent for this project.

We have found Mr. Feeney's work to be of very high quality.  Under this supervision, the construction has progressed flawlessly and on time.  He has a good understanding of structural issues, is able to pinpoint the possible structural and safety problems and addresses them adequately.  His ability to supervise the construction team was very effective.

- Alexander Newman, Project Engineer
Souza, True and Partners, Inc., Watertown, MA

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We have known Tom Feeney in his capacity as superintendent of construction of 225 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, in the historic Back Bay area.

This project is the gut renovation of a 6-story townhouse of 11,000 square feet.  All mechanical and electrical systems are new.

While many historically valuable details have been saved and restored, at the core of the building a structural reconstruction was repaired, involving a considerable quantity of new steel beams and structural lumber, and extensive remodeling of the existing steel structure, all per engineer's and architect's plans.

New masonry fireplaces and flues were built, and existing masonry bearing walls replaced by a combination of new masonry piers and steel columns, bearing on new grade beams.  Masonry work included repair and restoration of the existing front and rear facades.

We have found Tom Feeney's work to be of the highest caliber.  He shows a quick and sure understanding of all structural problems, finishes and aesthetic questions.  His work has been orderly, well coordinated, and conducted with all reasonable considerations of safety.  Certainly, he has shown the ability to effectively supervise large teams of workers, and relates well to all principals involved with the job.

- Patrick J. Sharkey
Grassi Sharkey Design Group, Boston, MA

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This is to give our enthusiastic endorsement of Tom Feeney's work as general contractor, under the auspices of his firm, Precision Builders, on a renovation made to our home.

Our house is a conspicuous specimen of the Craftsman style, located on a main street near Newton City Hall.  It was featured in the Newton tricentennial volume and noted for its front pergola porch with banks of windows.

Tom Feeney had the sensitive task of demolishing that porch (which had structural problems) and rebuilding it in authentic style.  His success in this job has led our friends to observe that the new room "looks as if it had always been there."

Mr. Feeney's strength as general contractor for our renovation was his ability to stay in communication.  He listened carefully to our wishes, negotiated solutions, and consistently kept us informed of what was happening.  He dealt effectively with a troublesome set of city permitting procedures.  He was adaptable as the project proceeded and frank about extra costs that developed.  His carpenters and subcontractors were prompt, professional, and considerate of our daily needs and the appearance of the lot.

We are very pleased with the outcome and highly recommend Precision Builders.  We would be glad to respond to further inquiries.

- Henry and Judith Feldman, Newton, MA

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Thomas Feeney has worked with G.V.W., Inc. as construction superintendent on three of our major projects in Boston’s Back Bay area:  225 Commonwealth Avenue, 249 Marlboro Street and 339, 341 and 343 Beacon Street.  Each of these projects have been gut renovations requiring complete structural reconstruction and installation of all new mechanical and electrical systems as well as the restoration of several historically valuable details.

Mr. Feeney is an extremely valuable asset to G.V.W., Inc., as while he supervised all three of these projects simultaneously, they have all progressed flawlessly and on schedule.  He effectively supervises a large team of over 100 workers and is always attentive to structural and safety issues which results in successfully maintaining a safe working environment.

In addition to Mr. Feeney's extensive knowledge of building reconstruction and his excellent supervisory techniques, he relates well to all principals, subcontractors, engineers, architects and vendors involved in the successful completion of these projects.

- George V. Wattendorf, General Partner
G. V. Wattendorf, Inc.
 

Precision Builders
605 Randolph Street, Canton, MA 02021
Office: 781-575-1313 • Mobile: 781-929-6060 • Fax: 781-575-1717
info@precisionbuildersboston.com