FENTON BUILDERS, INC. · PO BOX 1291, ELLSWORTH, ME 04605 · email@example.com
Fenton Builders, Inc. is a small and growing contracting business in Ellsworth, Maine, located in the heart of the coastal, downeast region. Owned and operated by a father and son team, we are two master carpenters. We build custom homes, decks, garages, and new structures, as well as performing renovations and vinyl siding. Our specialty is in the building of custom homes whether we stick build or use Insulated Concrete Forms ("ICF"). ICF is the latest in 'Green' construction. ICF buildings save their owners 50% or more over the cost of heating traditionally-insulated structures. We can also build your foundation walls from ICF. For further information on ICF, please visit NewFormBuilding.com and the ICF Association.
Quotes from a few of our happy customers:
"When we decided to retire to Maine, we had already decided that we wanted an ICF house. Shortly after purchasing a building site, we saw an article in the Ellsworth American about an open house on a newly constructed ICF by Fenton Construction in Franklin. We "conned" a relative into checking out the house and that was the start of our relationship with Bill Fenton and Fenton builders. We tested Bill Fenton's statement that ICF construction was not more expensive than other conventional methods of construction by getting bids from a modular homebuilder, a stick builder and ICF/Fenton Builders. The ICF bid was closer to the modular home bid than the stick bid.
"Prior to selecting a builder, we had talked with relatives and friends in the area about who they had hired to do work for them and had formed a list of "good" and "not so good" sub-contractors. In the process of talking with Fenton Builders, we learned that none of the sub-contractors he used were on the "not so good" list. Because we were still working on second shift hours in Michigan, it was not uncommon for me to send Bill an e-mail at midnight or 1 am and find a response from Bill the next morning with time stamp of 5 or 6 am. Bill did a great job of keeping us informed on the progress of the construction of the house through a series of e-mails (with photos) and phone calls. In short, we would select Fenton Builders (and subs) again to work on future projects because they 1) are willing to make and listen to suggestions 2) are not "Yes" men 3) are quick to respond and resolve problems and 4) produce a quality product within budget."
David, Red Bridge House
"We selected Fenton Builders to build our home in Lamoine, Maine, using insulated concrete form (ICF) construction. We selected them on the basis that they were the only local builders with proven experience using this innovative construction technology. What we didn't know at that time was that we were selecting a family business that operates with utmost integrity and pride in craftsmanship. When we first met Bill and Dan Fenton with our architect, we were immediately impressed with their willingness to listen to our interests and grasp our vision for the house. Our level of comfort with the Fenton team was important in that we would be allowing them to proceed with construction while we remained in Atlanta. Our trust in their competence and honesty was well placed. Every aspect of our contract was fulfilled and the end product was a home of quality beyond our imagining. Because we could only visit at intervals through the construction process, they kept us apprised of progress with weekly photos. We were particularly grateful for suggestions regarding minor design changes that greatly improved key aspects of the house. The Fentons' attention to detail is apparent in every aspect of the house things for which they were directly responsible and things for which they selected well-qualified subconsultants. There was no cutting corners in the construction of our house, and it shows. Everyone who has visited our home has been taken with it. Fenton Builders ensured that what would otherwise be a modest home is a thing of beauty and comfort, built to last. We would recommend Fenton Builders to anyone entertaining a construction project in the gorgeous state of Maine." (See link)
Brian & Larissa, Atlanta
"It was reassuring to know that even though I could not be on the job site every day, Fenton Builders would not compromise when it came to the quality of work they provided. It is nice dealing with builders who truly take pride in their work."
"In 2005 Fenton Builders completed a major renovation of our cabin in Maine. The project actually was nearly a total reconstruction, involving an architect, county building regulation authorities and ourselves. Much of the planning, discussion and paper process was done by phone and email, with only a few on-site visits. In all cases, they were accessible, responsive and easy to interact with. They readily addressed our concerns, answered our questions and generally kept us up-to-date on the progress. Any problems or issues that we had were discussed and dealt with to our satisfaction."
"I had Fenton Builders do a major renovation of the entire interior and key parts of the exterior of my cabin. They added a wing on to the house (it became a house instead of a cabin), which they designed and built themselves. There were many aesthetic and structural decisions to be made. These were often in direct conflict with each other. Bill and Dan proved themselves to be resourceful and inventive as well as practical and skilled when it came to solving all sizes of problems."
Schellie, New York City
"Fenton Builders completed the remodeling of a primitive cabin into a three-bedroom house in Maine that exactly fit our desires while we watched from Virginia.
"Then there is the quality of the construction. In a word, excellent! We've had experience with a variety of construction, having made a large addition to a previous house and building our current house, so we've seen a variety of workmanship. Fenton Builders definitely excel in the quality of their work. It is properly done, innovative when necessary and perhaps most importantly pleasing to look at. The interior was vertical tongue and grove lumber. It was installed so that the vertical lines continued up the walls two stories and matched with the vertical pieces of the ceiling -- something we just wouldn't have thought to do. The lumber was finished with a semi-transparent white wash and the effect is quite stunning. They provided not only the construction but also the electrical and plumbing, done efficiently and correctly. We think the plumbing system is unique and in fact is so esthetically pleasing that it is the first thing we show visitors."
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