(Still) more on Ferdinand Steyer, builder extraordinaire

(Just to remind readers, I don’t accept advertising or kick-backs, or free meals or whatever) from those I occasionally recommend here. I just enjoy discovering and then publicizing  people who do an exceptional job, whether it’s running a restaurant, doing great plumbing or electrical work or, in Ferdinand’s case, building and renovating houses). Ferdinand can be reached at (203) 216-3329 or ferdinand@mountainworks.biz [sorry, but I can’t get a direct link to this but copy and paste- it should work]. Here’s his website, at any rate.

Dear Christopher,

I wanted to thank you for recommending Ferdinand of Mountain Works. We hired him because of the good reviews we found in your blog and we couldn’t have made a better choice.

We bought a house in Old Greenwich in December 2010 and he started an extensive renovation right away in a record time, taking care of getting all the necessary permits. We can describe him not only as an excellent and reliable contractor but also as a very organized manager for big projects. We remodelled three bathrooms, changed the layout of an entire floor with a great job in framing, new staircase, new windows, redirect some of the AC ducts andcentral vacuum, put a new insulation, new lighting, hardwood floors, molding, painting and all the extra work that a big project involves. He was always on top of everything taking care of every detail regardless how hard he had to work. Also, the quality of the job from the subcontractors he hired contributed to make this process fast and smooth. He passed 8 different inspections in record time.

As a person, he was very kind, patient, honest and reliable. In the beginning when I was choosing materials, I used to call him more than 6 times a day and he was always in a good mood giving me the best advice. And when we were making some decisions, he used to say to me “just tell me what you want, I just want to make you happy”.

We are so happy with his job and that is why I wanted to thank you for recommending Ferdinand.

Best, [I’ve omitted the writer’s name because I didn’t want to use it without permission]

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6 responses to “(Still) more on Ferdinand Steyer, builder extraordinaire

  1. Peg

    Kudos to you, Christopher! I do the same. I figure that if someone provides a good product or service and it can help my clients and friends – why not do a good deed for both sides?!

  2. Anonymous

    Kudos to both you and Ferdinand, I only wish I could find somebody like the two of you in my local area.

  3. Greenwich Old Timer

    Another wonderful thing about Ferdinand is that he is willing to spend time on miniscule projects (i.e. not big money) – last year he did a world-class job repairing damage to our outside shingles (from a crazy woodpecker!) and recently replaced a light switch in our master bath which had been destroyed by visiting grandchildren. The best part of the recent job was that I got to spend an hour on our front porch visiting with Ferdinand’s world-class golden retriever, Seamus.

  4. Anonymous

    “I only wish I could find somebody like the two of you in my local area.”

    ditto on that sentiment

  5. Cos Cob & Proud

    @ Greenwich Old Timer — does he do your “little jobs” because you have been a regular customer for a long time? Or would Ferdinand be willing to do small projects for a brand new customer, who will probably never need a major remodeling? He sounds so Big Time with that huge renovation that I would be intimidated to call him for handyman issues such as you described… though I certainly need someone.

    • Why not call him and ask? Small jobs as fill ins can be welcome, you know. I guarantee you this: you will get a polite response and certainly won’t get the impression that you’re insulting him or wasting his time. He may not be able to do it, but you’re not going to be treated rudely.