Blair Construction Testimonials
Date: 01/08/2015 | Source: Porch | Project: Kitchen Remodel
I had a kitchen gutted, moved, and completely remodeled, along with hardwood installed on my entire first floor. They did all this in 2.5 weeks, and stayed on budget! I liked them so much I had them come back 3 months later to remodel a bath, and will be getting them to do another bath in the near future.
Date: 01/29/2015 | Source: Porch | Project: Kitchen Remodel
Blair is a fine company to deal with. They completed a kitchen make-over and designed a half bath. I was very happy with the results. I especially liked the continuous communication throughout the project.
Date: 01/30/2015 | Source: Porch | Project: Roof Replacement and Gutter and Fascia Replacement
Blair Construction performed emergency roof repairs and later a total re-roofing of our home. The work was outstanding in all respects and was done at a very reasonable price. I am happy to be used as a reference for anyone considering a roof replacement. Below are some of the details. When we first started this project in the fall of 2010, we were not sure exactly what we wanted or needed. We were in the process of selecting a contractor to perform some emergency roof repairs and coordinate the re-roofing of our entire home with Patio Enclosures, Inc. who was building a new 40’x12’ sunroom on the back of our home. Although we obtained bids and options from several contractors, we selected Blair Construction to do all the roofing work. As explained below, we are extremely grateful that we did. Our contact was with Mr. Randy Savage, Roofing Division Manager. Mr. Savage came to our home and gave us a complete run down of the company and its products. He was very knowledgeable of the various products available and the installation process. He took the time to listen to what we were looking for and was very helpful in coming up with the selection of roofing materials. There was no heavy sales pitch, just straight talk conveying to us the confidence he had in the company and its products and workmanship. He assured us that we would be pleased with the outcome. He was right. We are beyond pleased. From the initial emergency roof repairs and gutter installation to the final re-roofing Mr. Savage was there for us every step of the way. He even took calls during evenings and weekends. He answered every question that came up in a timely and professional manner and resolved unanticipated issues such as a roof truss repair quickly and efficiently. He also ensured that the coordination of the sunroom construction and roofing jobs were accomplished seamlessly. In addition to Mr. Savage, the rest of the installation crew who came to our home were truly outstanding in every respect. They were on time, ready and equipped to work. They worked neatly and with precision. Each individual was very friendly and easy to communicate with. They took care to keep the work area clean and protected our home and gardens from debris. Each of them worked extremely diligently and tirelessly. It was clear from the care they took in doing the job that it was like they were doing the job at their own homes. We feel the standard of their work was exceptional.
Date: 03/24/2015 | Source: Porch | Project: Addition
Blair Construction added a bathroom and closet to our home and did some kitchen remodeling. We were incredibly impressed with the quality of the work and the ease of dealing with Jim and his team. Everyone was professional. We made some changes to the original plan and Blair Construction worked incredibly well with the changes. There were a couple of things that were slight changes to our original plan that had to be changed because of permits and ground and they were explained very well. I would and have recommended them to anyone doing a remodeling project.
Date: 04/30/2015 | Source: Porch | Project: Roof Replacement and Porch Repairs
We were most impressed with the work done by Blair Construction. The workers were prompt, courteous, skilled and ready to please. The work done on the roof and the porch was excellent. Bill was great; so was Jeff. We will definitely use Blair again!
Date: 11/09/2015 | Source: Porch | Project: Roof Replacement and Gutter Replacement
A tree fell on our home requiring a major portion of the roof to be replaced. Because the original roof was perfectly flat (it actually held about 2″ of water before the water escaped along the back edge into a gutter) and current Anne Arundel code requires a sloped roof, insurance required the entire roof to be replaced with a sloped roof.
Two immediate complications were: 1) because of the property and previous water mitigation, the only exit for water was the rear or the roof and 2) the house had a courtyard, approximately 20’x20′ in the center of the roof that was not rectangular. The result is that the sloping had to be along 59′ from front to back (with code being 1/4″ slope per foot), causing the front of the roof to be 16″ higher than previously, while the back would be at the same height.
This meant that the fascia at the front would be 16″ higher than previously. Because the house had a stone front, the entire 16″ had to be additional fascia (siding could not be extended up).
We chose TPO for the roofing material because it has a 20-year guarantee *and* re-roofing would be just adding another layer of TPO, probably for under $12,000. The $38,000 bid from Blair was equal to one other bid – we could not find another roofer to even bid on the job.
To build up the fascia, Blair added a 6″ wide, 18″ tall, wall along the roof edge at the front, sloped down to 3″ as the back of the house. They also had to do that for the courtyard, including sloping there. The result was a 6″ edge that was 2″ above the roof line along every edge except the back.
Blair covered the new 30″ high fascia with three rows of flashing (I think there is a different term for this, but don’t know it). Basically it was crème bottom and top, with a bronze middle. By using 3 rows, each metal piece was not too wide or long so as temperature changes occur, buckling should not occur. The top row actually goes up, over the 6″ wide wall top, and then down 2″ inside – forming a perfect rain barrier. The top row and middle row had to be tapered from front to back, since at the back of the house the fascia was only 18″. And it also had to be sloped in the courtyard.
Blair made all this work great. As they were starting the wall, I noticed one piece that was not vertical – it angled out from the house. Before I said anything, the Blair carpenter was having them remove that piece, shave down the foam sloped insulation, and reinstall it so it was perfectly vertical. That same care was shown elsewhere in their work.
At the back of the house, they were very particular about how the drip edge be formed to ensure no water leaking back into the soffit area even if there were wind driving the rain. They were very particular and careful about ensuring the integrity of our roof.
We had been worried that the new sloping required by code would ruin the look of our home – it was a special look with the 14″ fascia over the stone front, with the courtyard. Many people along our street “know” our home – we just tell them it is the flat roof house with the stone front and they say “Yea. I love that home.” The work Blair did makes it look even better!!! We are so happy.
Finally, I am very particular (can’t you tell 🙂 ). So I was there many of the work days. I asked if I could go up on the roof to see their work. Not only was that ok, but they encouraged me to see what they were doing. They were proud of their work and appreciative of me wanting to see it as it progressed. I felt like a partner was working with me to keep my home secure and looking beautiful.
Date: 1/27/2016 | Source: Website | Project: Roof Replacement
Three guys completed the roof in a 12hr day. They were pros. They knew exactly what they were doing. A couple of other guys finished the gutter a couple of days later. No problem. The Roofing Manager is a professional also. Randy Savage is highly knowledgeable. He provided a complete package of literature with all of the options and he found a Mfg’s rebate which I took advantage of. He handled the warranty registration and the Mfg’s inspection. We were able to conduct all of the business via email and I was able to make the credit card payments over the phone. An excellent experience from beginning to end with no complaints at all. And the roof looks great!
Date: 02/03/2016 | Source: Facebook | Project: Commercial Work – House Renovations
I am a property manager for a large company and I have to deal with contractors all over the US. I called Blair Construction for an estimate on a structural problem and they came out promptly and submitted a proposal. Not only was the amount reasonable, but their attention to detail far surpassed the other estimates that I received. The job is now complete and I could not be happier with the quality of work done. Greg and crew were beyond professional and always available to answer questions. Blair will always be my first call for any jobs in the future.
Michelle Bridget of ISN
Date: 03/03/16 | Source: Email | Project: Kitchen & Bath Remodels
Blair Construction has been great to work with, is professional, on-schedule, flexible, and offered great solutions for upgrading a 31-year old townhouse. A once neglected and damaged property is now transformed into a bright and beautiful “sellable” home, restored with gleaming new upgrades and contemporary interior design. The kitchen and bath renovations are stylish. The back yard uneven grade was solved by a tiled patio which added functionality to the space. Greg Lehman at Blair accommodated minor fixes and last-minute pre-open house changes to including installation of washer/dryer, mulch around the bushes for a finished look, repainting a front door frame and bay window, to name a few. I am relieved that this property is now competitive and can attract buyers. Blair Construction has “got my back”. The company values trust and reliability. I will hire Blair again.
Date: 03/03/2016 | Source: Email | Project: Roof Replacement and Siding Replacement
I just wanted to let you know that I am very happy with the quality of work done on my house. All of your workers have done a professional job. They take their time and do quality work. I am very impressed with the fact that they pay attention to small details. I will definitely recommend you to all my neighbors. I am so happy that I chose a master elite contractor.