We knew that the process would be challenging; the inevitable disruption to our schedules, the meetings with various contractors, the potential for problems to arise…. thankfully, Mike minimized disruptions from the inevitable challenges we were about to experience. Mike’s careful attention to detail, punctuality, relentless follow-up and mutually shared goals and expectations were extremely important and appreciated. It made the difference between a stressful situation and what turned out to be a great experience and an even better kitchen.
We are thrilled with the outcome. Not only do we have a new kitchen; but also the manner in which the project came about essentially created a new house for us.
Russ and Chris Maki
Provencal made the entire process from concept to completion a very pleasent experience. What I can say is both Harry and Mike are honest, reliable and show professionalism in all aspects of their work. Now five years later they are still as responsive as the day we met. I have also passed along my recommendation to several of my friends as well. Each of them have had a similiar experience and are very pleased to have worked with Provencal.
The Nayaks from Oak Brook
I am writing this letter to let you know how pleased we have been with the progress being made on our new home as well as with the quality of your work and professionalism of your staff. As you may recall, our relationship began several years ago when we hired you for a small remodel project at our previous house. We knew very little about you at the time but we realized right away that we had made the right choice. My wife and I were so impressed with the quality of your work and with the project management demonstrated by Mike that we didn’t even consider another builder when we decided to take the leap and build another home in Burr Ridge.
The experience we have had in building a home with Provencal is far superior to my two previous homebuilding experiences. You were extremely helpful during the design stage, providing us with some great ideas, and you have remained cognizant of our budget throughout this process, never pushing us to take on more than we wanted.
Mike Candella is also one of the best project managers we have ever worked with. He stays on top of the subs and communicates with me constantly – something we never got from our last two builders. And when issues arise during construction, which they always do, Mike would call to not only let me know what the issue was but to also make several suggestions as to how we can best address it.
Lastly, you and Mike have made the building process much less stressful for me than it could be because I know the two of you are constantly watching over and inspecting the home to make sure that every detail meets with your high professional standards for quality and craftsmanship. It’s clear that you take tremendous pride in your work and that your projects are very personal to you.
If you are ever asked by a prospective client for references, please feel free to pass along my name. I have never recommended contractors to people I know because I never wanted to feel responsible if they have a bad experience, but I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Provencal to anyone. Thanks again to both you and Mike for the great job. We can’t wait to move in.
Steve & Nicole Kazmer
In August of 2005 Joe and I purchased a beautiful home in Falling Water. We loved the house, but we decided that we wanted to personalize it and make it totally ours. The former owners told us that Provencal built the home for them in 1996. They gave us your phone number after telling us they would recommend you over any other builder they had ever worked with.
We began working together in January of 06 and for the first time in my life I enjoyed the remodeling process. The job was completed in May. The quality of your work was even better than we expected. We were (and are) so happy in with our home.
Joe was so impressed with Provencal that he hired you to work your particular brand of magic on the conference room at his corporate building. The room is spectacular.
In 2010 we decided it was time to do a major remodel of our home on Amelia Island, Florida. We knew that we could trust you to make it as beautiful and comfortable as our home in Falling Water. You did such a wonderful job that we have a hard time leaving this home.
Joe sold his company this past March. He has always dreamed of opening a restaurant. We bought a 9,000 square foot building in historic Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island. We want Provencal to do the build out. After working with you we cannot imagine working with another builder. We know that you will build a restaurant that is as beautiful as it is functional and the workmanship will be impeccable.
Joe and I feel extremely fortunate to work with a company that has such integrity and high standards. We are looking forward to beginning our next project with you.
Joe and Drenda Vijuk
Linda and I enjoyed the entire construction process from start to finish. Harry Lisenfelt was very easy to work with, as he assisted us every step of the way with his experience, insight, patience and guidance.
We have lived in our home for over eight years, and to this very day we continue to appreciate the Provencal fine quality and workmanship.
Our home is exquisite, and we love it. We are delighted that we selected Provencal Construction to build our dream home.
Ed & Linda Borkowski
Even long after our house was completed, Provencal has been an invaluable resource for the continued enjoyment of our home. The unique finishes and attention to details has continued to make our house stand out amongst other luxury homes. Eight years later, the craftsmanship and quality still amaze us.
We definitely would recommend Provencal Construction to anyone looking for an accomplished builder and a custom building experience. “There is no substitution for experience!”
The Barakat Family
Jean and John Brennan