Steve is the President of the company and has built a strong reputation as a quality builder. He strives for perfection in all of his work and demands the same from all of his employees. Steve specializes in renovations, additions, and custom homes. Steve has long standing relationships with all of his customers that he has accumulated over the past twenty years. Customers will tell you that once you are a customer, you are a customer for life. Customer satisfaction is very important and it shows in all of our customer references.
We are so pleased with the window replacement work you did for us.
I was dreading the construction work because it would create a lot of dust and mess to the interior of our home. I cannot thank you enough for the care all of the crew took to do a great job replacing the front wall and windows with only a minimum of dust and dirt while protecting my carpet and hardwood floors. Because of your care during the job and the cleanup of the construction area we got our house back to normal very quickly.
Thanks to all of you for a great job.
Richard & Linda Chastain.
WAUTAUGA RADIOLOGICAL SERVICES, P.A.
Rick W. Geldmeier M.D. Rick J. Cornella, M.D.
September 24, 2006
To whom it may concern,
I am writing in reference to Mr. Steve Marchese regarding his personal and professional qualities.
I have known Steve for approximately 8 years. During that time he has been the general building contractor for us on two major projects as well as a few minor ones. The major projects include extensive renovation of an existing home as well as an addition/renovation of another home. The addition consisted of over 3,000 square feet of new construction.
Steve has been a pleasure to work with and has met or exceeded our expectations. Our satisfaction with his work has resulted in our desire to him whenever we need a contractor.
He has been very thorough in his initial assessments. We were given a very accurate estimate of costs with a detailed breakdown of materials, labor, subcontractors and overhead. During construction, we communicated on a regular basis regarding progress as well as potential problems. The invoices we received were accurate and we found no discrepancies. Steve closely supervised his own crew as well as the subcontractors. Those working for Steve did quality work and were pleasant to deal with.
I think I can summarize our experience with Steve as follows. He approaches the job as though he were building for himself. He is honest, diligent, knowledgeable, pleasant and his work is of excellent quality. I would give him my highest recommendation for any construction project.
Rick J. Cornella, M.D.
Michael P. Cudlipp, Esq
September 4, 2006
Re: Steve Marchese/Laurel Ridge Homes
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
About four years ago, my family LLC had decided to build a “log type home” on a lot we had owned for years in Blowing Rock. After interviewing and discussing “how” to build our summer home on a pretty difficult piece of land (lots of rock and spring issues) we decided on Laurel Ridge Homes to be our primary contractor.
A couple of my long time local friends recommended Steve and after meeting with him, we decided he was the person to deal with the rather vague and indefinite plans we had in mind. Due to Steve’s flexibility and patience we weathered major design changes which created a home far from the initial log home envisioned!
Due to one incredible surprise after another, our footings finally came to life and the project got properly underway. In retrospect, had it not been for steve and his dedication to helping us get out of the quagmire we were in (literally and figuratively speaking) we’d still be fooling with the foundation. Well, our problems were far from over especially when we found out that even here in the mountains we were subject to 120 mph winds, mostly due to altitude issues. Again, Steve kept the project on track, in spite of reframing that had to be done to meet the wind load needs, etc. As we finished the project, Steve’s sharp eye for plumb, level and square came into play and we ended up with a very good finish job regarding trim, hand rails and a myriad of other finishing details that rally make the final impression. The finished result is fist class and it shows.
Steve kept his word throughout the project, in spite of the lengthy delays that came to play in this project. He stuck with us and provided very competent personnel in a timely fashion and still today provides the follow up that one inevitably needs as one starts to actually live in the home.
My wife and I highly recommend Steve and Laurel Ridge Homes to anyone desiring a dedicated builder to build their home. He and his wife, Denice, kept excellent records, are honest to a fault, and treat you like a member of their family rather than merely a customer.
Feel free to call me for any questions regarding Steve and Laurel Ridge Homes.