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Proudly serving Durham, NC and the surrounding area since 2014

Proudly serving Durham, NC and the surrounding area since 2014

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Review Date: 01/27/2020 | Author: Scott S.

Comments: Our project was a fairly large project. We have an ~800 sq ft deck that is off the first floor over a walk out basement. We had to replace the entire structure (joists and decking) and as part of this, a RainEscape water drainage system was incorporated into the deck so the underside was dry and finished off. Mike was very knowledgeable and meticulous on this project. He made sure that everything looked great and was done right, especially the drainage system. He even came back after 6 months to redo a few areas where decking boards had warped, All in all, I'm very pleased with the results and Mike's work. I would recommend him for projects big or small.

Review Date: 12/11/2019 | Author: Steven B.

Comments: This was a positive experience in every way. The job was substantial: renovate an attic to add a dormer and build a bedroom, bathroom, and office space. Everything remained on schedule and all of the subs were on time and finished their work in a timely manner. If something needed to be adjusted, Mike and the subs would come back and keep at it until it was right. Mike worked tirelessly to keep the project going: his subcontractors were always professional, courteous, and skilled. The electrical work and plumbing were completed with minimal disruption to other parts of the house. He communicated with us every step of the way. Changes in materials or design were always handled professionally and usually saved us money. He would always recommend different vendors we could use in order to get windows, furniture, or fixtures. He cared that we had to live in the house while the work was being done so he worked hard to make sure that everything was cleaned up every day. He put plastic down in the hallway and stairs to make sure the carpet was not damaged. He swept out the work space and the garage at the end of each day. He followed up and made sure that his subcontractors were not leaving a mess. The quality of the work was exceptional: everything was always up to code and usually more than what was required. The space we ended up with is better insulated and more energy friendly because of his knowledge and care about how the space could be framed. When we wanted access doors to the crawl spaces behind the walls, he tried multiple door/lock configurations until he found one that was aesthetically pleasing, functional, and safe for our children. If there was a question, he was always prompt in replying. In short: if we ever have to do another renovation, I would only work with him. He is professional, fair, trustworthy, pleasant to be around, courteous, and really wants to provide a positive experience for his customers. He holds his subs to a very high standard because they represent him and he wants his customers to be happy with the final product.

Review Date: 08/16/2019 | Author: Matthew N.

Comments: Mike was very meticulous and truly a professional. All of his subcontractors were excellent.

Review Date: 11/04/2018 | Author: Lucas B.

Comments: Mike is very knowledgeable about every aspect of home construction and renovation. He made many great suggestions and is very precise when it comes to measurements and aligning fixtures. After the job is done he cleans up very nicely.

Review Date: 05/06/2018 | Author: Michael M.

Comments: Very highly recommended! Mike has now completed three quite substantial projects for me, and in each case I am very pleased with the results. Whatever the particular job, he is altogether knowledgeable, with extensive experience, extremely conscientious, and with a second-to-none work-and-communication ethic--in sum, in all respects a pleasure to do business with. I will certainly be calling on him again in the future.

Review Date: 09/14/2017 | Author: Diann K.

Comments: Mike is fabulous! Hired to install cabinet doors and lay a tile floor and he not only did an excellent job, but went above and beyond to fix errors from the company I hired previous to him. He also repaired my ceiling in two rooms. Great work ethic and honest.

Review Date: 01/31/2017 | Author: a Neighbor

Comments: Mike was prompt, polite, friendly and communicated well. Great attention to detail and getting it right. The price was very reasonable. Very pleased, will recommend him highly and will definitely use him in the future.

Review Date: 10/09/2016 | Author: a Neighbor

Comments: Mike and his assistant were punctual, polite and communicative. I was very please with the work performed and have recommended them to others. This is a 'keeper' in my contact list.

Review Date: 09/05/2016 | Author: Jen V.

Comments: Mike and Robbie did a great job replacing 2 sets of sliding glass doors for us. The job also entailed replacing subflooring and framing due to water damage. Mike gave me a worst case scenario estimate and walked me through what he knew for sure vs. what he expected to encounter as demo proceeded. They finished the job in the timeframe that was promised, and the job came in $600 under the estimate since it wasn't the worst case, after all. They were both friendly and professional, too. Nice guys.

Review Date: 07/05/2016 | Author: Traci P.

Comments: On time, courteous, professional and the job was done right the first time. It's nice to find a company that does what they promise and when they promise.

Review Date: 05/31/2016 | Author: Laurie R.

Comments: I can't begin to tell you how awesome Mike and Robbie are. Their work is so meticulous and done with such professionalism. We have used them twice now and will definiately use them again. If you need anything done around the house, I would highly recommend this company for all your home improvement needs.

Review Date: 04/28/2016 | Author: Sandy F.

Comments: Mike and Robbie were awesome! Punctual, friendly and made sure they were doing what I wanted. Great quality work, and price! They stayed until the job was finished. A 14 hour day for them. The made custom chair rail, installed crown molding, wainscoting, toe kicks, baseboards, door and window frames and shoe molding. My kitchen/dining area looks wonderful! I would definitely hire them again!

Review Date: 03/03/2016 | Author: Karen N.

Comments: Mike is great!! He came to our house for a walkthrough in less than 48 hr from initial contact. Provided estimate in a very short period of time. Very organized. Very proactive. On time. Repaired drywall, repaired ceiling, repaired trim and recaulked of deck door, repaired window trims, all kinds of handyman projects. Excellent job. Very satisfied with his work. We will definitely call him for more projects.

Review Date: 02/09/2016 | Author: Richard R.

Comments: We will call Mike and Robbie first before anyone else! They always arrive when they say they will and do a great job, no matter what they are asked to do. They have moved a door, installed shelves, hung drape hardware and drapes, installed window blinds and painted wood molding. They are conscientious and courteous. Also, the cost of each project did not increase when the work was finished.

Review Date: 11/29/2015 | Author: Kimberly S.

Comments: Mike is the best! He can do so much and 'handyman' understates his skills! Loved dealing with him and can't wait to have him do more projects!!

Review Date: 11/10/2015 | Author: Olga Z.

Comments: We hired Carella Construction for several projects (repairing the ceiling because of the water-leaks, some carpentry work). And we are highly satisfied. Mike does not stop working on his project until it would be really perfect! Always open to discuss the details, to give an advice and find the better opportunity for the customer. Highly professional work and the price is reasonable as well. Thank you!

Review Date: 11/09/2015 | Author: Quan X.

Comments: In addition to the drywall repair, Mike also installed new hardwood floor. Great communication. Fair price. Job well done. Highly recommend.

Review Date: 10/16/2015 | Author: a Neighbor

Comments: Mike kept at my ceiling and drywall project until it met his standards (exceeding my own!) Good communication. Reasonable pricing.

Review Date: 06/25/2015 | Author: Andrea F.

Comments: I am a Realtor in which I needed a handyman without much notice. I called Mike and he was able to complete my list of things that needed to be completed before closing. I was impressed. Not only did he come on short notice, completed the list, did extra to be consistent with the project. Left the home neat and clean . I would highly recommend him and use Carella Construction again.

Review Date: 11/06/2018 | Author: Mendy C.

Comments: Very pleased. They are timely get the job done. I appreciate his work very much, and am planning on using him again.

Review Date: 08/07/2017 | Author: Linda M.

Comments: He is very meticulous, cleans up after himself and he is amazingly concerned you are pleased with what he's doing for you. Hell will go out of his way to make you happy as his client.

Review Date: 02/21/2017 | Author: a Neighbor

Comments: They did a great job.

Review Date: 10/30/2015 | Author: Mary G.

Comments: We had to cancel several times but he gave me a fair price and the work was excellent.

Review Date: 08/28/2015 | Author: Sable W.

Comments: Mike was extremely friendly and professional. He arrived on time and his service was fantastic. I would definitely recommend him.

Review Date: 06/16/2015 | Author: Paula B.

Comments: He has been great to work with, he is very flexible and I am very happy with his work.

Review Date: 11/05/2014 | Author: Kat Y.

Comments: He was very meticulous. He did a great job, was very helpful, and his price was excellent.

Review Date: 09/24/2014 | Author: Sharon S.

Comments: Superior quality and I would recommend this company.