Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance. To achieve that, it is important to be able to work with others involved in the process. Icebox Builders' homeowners and others have the following to say about the service and cooperation they received.
"John Berendes is a very unique general contractor. His attention to detail is well beyond normal expectations and the quality of the craftsmanship is exemplary. Our expectations for quality results were set very high, and it has been a pleasure working with John at each stage - from initial groundbreaking to our move-in day."
~ Pat and Kathie D., Fraser, CO
"John and his crew are extremely detail oriented and ensure all phases of the construction process are top quality. John was a hands-on contractor who oversees the project daily from the conceptual phase through completion. This was a bonus feature and benefit to us that most contractors would not provide. We are very pleased with our home and would highly recommend John and Icebox Builders for any new home construction or remodel."
~ Rob and Kris S., Winter Park, CO
"John and his crew were a pleasure to work with. Although the look we were trying to achieve was not typical to Winter Park, John was able to easily comprehend our vision and adapt to the project. His quality of workmanship is unquestionable. In the end, the result was much better than expected!"
~ Sarah J.
"Just wanted to say an official thank you for all of your hard work on our condo remodeling project. As you know, Lee and I are thrilled with the end result. You and Carolyn make a good team. She understood the look we wanted, and you knew how to make it happen. Since the project happened while we were gone, it was like magic to return to an essentially new home.
On the other hand, because we weren't onsite day to day, we put a great amount of trust in you and the people you employ. Your reputation in the valley as a fine builder gave us faith that you would be as good as your word, and we certainly were not disappointed! Lee and I especially appreciated your attention to detail, your honesty and integrity in all of our dealings, and your holding your subs to your same high standards. Everything was finished first class, just as you had promised! And, you're a nice guy and a lot of fun to boot!
Our family continues to enjoy our new digs. Several of the kids will be out for spring vacation, and Lee and I will return about mid-June. Looking forward to seeing you then."
~ Ann & Lee T., Fraser, CO
"John was project manager when our complex, Mountain Homes at the Reserve, was being built. I always found him to be very helpful, and willing to take the time to answer questions, or solve problems. He also did more than he was actually required to do, wanting a satisfied customer, and wanting things to be done in the best way possible."
~ Betsy & Larry F.
"...It is great working with someone that takes so much pride in their work. Your craftsmanship is unbelievable and makes my work look so good. I hope we can work on projects together in the future."
~ Karl Whitten, President, Whitten Design Group LLC
"When we started building our home in Fraser, little did we know the incredible gift that we had with John Berendes as our builder. We have built two homes and remodeled three others and from that experience, John Berendes is the cream of the crop - the builder that anyone building a home that they really care about will want to work with. John’s attitude was one of doing whatever it took to help us achieve the type of legacy home we desired. He went far beyond what one would normally expect from a builder to ensure that our home lived up to our dreams. He has great rapport with his subcontractors, expecting the same level of excellence and integrity from them that he expects from himself, which is nothing less than complete satisfaction from both a very demanding homeowner’s view and his own meticulous eye."
~ Rick & Nancy P.
"To me the beauty of a home is not only based in its form and function, but also the integration of organic elements and the environment. When my husband and I decided to do a remodel/addition on our 800 sq. ft rustic log cabin, we knew that we wanted to create something unique and timeless. We also knew that craftsmanship, quality and price were important to us. We made one call, had one appointment and our decision was made. John Berendes, owner of Icebox Builders was the man for the job.
Our project turned out to be much more than any of us had anticipated, primarily because of the structural problems with the 20+ year old existing house. John however did an amazing job of dealing with the difficulties that arose and of integrating the old with the new. John showed amazing attention to detail, was very communicative and responsive, and most importantly, he and his crew showed up when the said they would (a rarity in Grand County!). We would hire him again in a heartbeat.
We love the home that John helped us to create, but to me the greatest compliment is when I am working in my garden, hidden from view by our rock gardens, and hear complete strangers riding by say, “what a cool house”."
~ Michele & Roger H., Fraser, CO
"John's engineering ingenuity and quality focus are without peer in the home construction profession. Under the very challenging constraints of a steep hillside, limited space, and separate existing exterior decks with different designs, John's skills shone. We now have an elegant single continuous deck with an exterior spa. John's engineering and construction subtly tied together the original builder's concept of separate decks into a single deck which just seems to flow perfectly from every angle as if it was originally designed that way. If uncompromised quality and engineering excellence are critical to your home, we recommend Ice Box Builders without reservation."
~ Ray & Jean W., Fraser, CO