Judy Ober and Bob Donaldson

In the Fall of 2007 we contracted Redhouse Drafting and Design to design a two story bungalow on Boon St in Narragansett, RI. The design was mature enough in late 2007 to send out for bids. We sent the Request for Quote to 4 Contractors and received 3 Bids. After reviewing the Bids we prepared a final Statement of Work and requested Final Bids. Two of the Contractors changed their prices significantly (one increase and one decrease) and one did not change. Lawrence Builders did not change their bid. The values were within $5,000 of each other. We selected Lawrence Builders to build our house based on credibility and schedule. Steve Lawrence has lived up to our expectations and we would recommend Lawrence Builders without equivocation. Starting with the Framing and structural integrity and the exterior the work was performed as if there were a complete set of detailed drawings. And, there is not a squeak in the house. Steve supplied expert advice on our choice of shingles (pre dipped and baked) and the man made (maintenance free) Decks Railings and other external finish pieces. The interior is spectacular. The finish work, detail and choice of woods, framing, door design and Bathroom Layouts make it a pleasure to be in any room of the house. The 5 inch Red Oak flooring (finished in the house) was a Steve suggestion as well as the moldings. Steve recommended Kitchens Direct for Cabinets, Harbour Lighting for fixtures, Electronic Surveillance for Alarms and Environmental Monitoring, Best Tile for Tiles and Bath Splash for Plumbing Fixtures. We used all of them and are pleased with the final products. It is notable that everyone we talked to spoke very well of Steve. The Craftsmen that worked on the job clearly worked well on their own and knew exactly the level of quality that was expected. We make decisions and choices in advance of their need which allowed Steve to move at a steady and coordinated pace. Around the 10th of August we realized that the house would probably not be ready to move in for our daughter’s wedding on the 24th. We said to Steve that we were expecting guests and would like to be in the house. Steve just said Ok. On Thursday the 22nd furniture and beds arrived as the last craftsman was leaving. Not only was the house livable it was spectacular. There was never a doubt that he could do it and he wasn’t even in town the last week. The house is the envy of the street.
Judy Ober and Bob Donaldson
Judy Ober and Bob Donaldson