Ever have one of those years? This year, my youngest started pre-K, my oldest got braces, and a month ago I went into my basement to find two feet of water!
Fortunately for me, my business partner had a relationship with a general contractor, Bruce Northcraft of [company]. Even though I heard that Bruce would take care of me, I had no idea what laid ahead with bringing my basement back to normal.
I called Bruce and within a few days he came out and spent three hours at my house showing me what needed to be fixed and more important, how to take advantage of a tragedy and turned around and do something amazing.
Once the water was pumped out and after inspection, it turns out that my French drain system under my home was crushed. We had to take everything out of our basement – and I mean, everything! Bruce and his crew came in and dug huge troughs around my basement to replace the French drain.
Fortunately that ordeal didn’t last long but he put up plastic the dust and concrete out of upstairs. They even more special booties to keep from track tracking dirt upstairs indoor living area. We then sent down with the 3-D program and he showed me the possibility.
My basement looks better than it did before the horrible tragedy of water damage. From Wayne’s walls to finishing to new flooring and painting, Bruce’s work was exceptional. Not to mention, I didn’t have to work with the insurance company as Bruce worked directly with them on my behalf.
Talk about making my life easier in the face of so much potential hassle. I can’t wait to entertain family this year is Christmas in my new basement! Thank you Bruce – exceptional work. I will refer you to everyone!
Dr. Charles W.
Severna Park, MD
I had Bruce at [company] remodel my home from top to bottom in 1999. New kitchen, moved the laundry room, new roofs, siding, windows, all new exterior doors, match the existing hardwood floors, and an enclosed porch. We couldn’t have been happier with the results. It has now been close to 16 years and all the craftsmanship has held up well.
Glen Bernie, MD
Keeping this short and to the point. My tenant had a moving company help them move out. During that move the company caused all sorts of damage to my stairwell (both walls, stair carpet, door frame, and ceiling), the carpet at the base of the steps, and the flooring at the top of the step (in the kitchen). I reached out to Bruce Northerncraft at Northern Craft Construction due to the recommendation of a couple friends. It took only a few moments to setup a time to meet. Bruce arrived 5 minutes before the time we scheduled (Perfect!). He was able to identify exactly what I was looking for with the repairs and get all of the information needed in less than 30 minutes. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient during the entire process. I received a full estimate/write-up the very next morning as promised. He and his crew were flexible and willing to work with my schedule to get access to the home as well as complete the job, not just on time, but 2 days earlier than expected. During the repairs, I stopped by the house to take care of a few other things that I needed to and found that the work space and surrounding areas were properly protected (ram boards on the floor) and that the space was kept very clean. If I didn’t see the changes/progress being made on the job, I would have been unsure if any work was actually being performed due to how neat and clean they kept everything (cleaning up at the end of every work day and actively containing any mess that would be generated from the work). I did not have to ask for updates on the progress of the job as they kept me in the loop. I also didn’t have to re-explain any of my requirements for the job. When the job was complete, it looked AMAZING! They exceeded my expectations! They also didn’t have any cost overruns as the exact price I was quoted for was exactly what I paid. All around, they did an amazing job and really raised the bar for what I expect out of home improvement companies.
Great professional job. We had a number of projects to do around the house we recently bought and I was referred to [company]. They did not disappoint. We added a bathroom, replaced all of the windows, replaced some rotted patio doors and floor and the work was professionally done in a reasonable period of time. What I liked the most is the communication. There was communication from the project manager, Lane Belcher, pretty much every day – letting us know what they were planning to do that day, or that they could not make it because of the weather. We always knew what was going on. Anyway, a highly recommended contractor. They know what they are doing and they will do a professional job for you.
In 1994, we decided we wanted to make our one-story walkout, in Arnold, MD larger. We had just had our third child and needed to make our three-bedroom, two-bath home into something larger.
We hired an architect and after an estimate of how much it costs to remove the roof and add another floor, we realized that building a new home would cost about the same. We decided to look for some property to build another home. Lucky for us, when we were looking for land, we came across a home in Pasadena, Maryland. The kitchen, however, looked horrible.
The cost to buy the home and renovate the kitchen cost less than adding a second floor in Arnold so we bought the home with hopes of turning it into our dream home. I asked around and was referred to a local Pasadena contractor that was really respected for his work. [company] and Bruce’s team not only came in and gave us a brand-new kitchen but give us a brand-new life.
Bruce visited with us using his 3-D program and showed us what the kitchen would look like after remodeling. We were in love with our new home and yes, kitchens really can make it a new home. In a matter of only five days, we went from drab, outdated cabinetry and fixtures— and horrible flooring to a Better Homes & Gardens kitchen on 7-acres of Woodlands—finally, our dream home.
They put up plastic to keep the dust from going to other parts of the house – and cleaned up every night so that we could see the progress. We’re so glad we met Bruce Northcraft. Since 1994, when we have moved into the house – Bruce has assisted us with other remodeling projects, and each one he works on is professionally done —on time and on budget.
From hardwood flooring to remodeling, it really is true that [company] really does build on tradition and integrity with pride.
Kitty & Jeep
A note of Thanks for all the beautiful work you did on our home. I love my new room all your ideas were wonderful. I really didn’t have a clue on a lot of the construction but you were patient and helped me see. We have had nothing but compliments on our home and the Quality work.
Steve & Joan
Joan and I are very pleased with the progress and having a fun time seeing the additions unfold. We just wanted to thank you and your team of employees for working so hard through December in order to get us (under Roof) By the first of the year. We appreciate the hard work from you and your team and the sacrifice your families had to make prior to the holiday weekend.
I wanted to give a brief testimonial to talk about exceptional things that can happen with a young couple growing their life.
My wife and I had just had our first child and were looking for very first home. We had a limited budget and as it turns out, a fixer-upper was the best thing that we could purchase with the mortgage that we were approved for. Our realtor did an exceptional job of finding us a perfect location, but man – we had such a long road in front of us, or so we thought.
My father-in-law knew a general contractor that he had worked with on his home that he was really happy with. The company is called Northern Craft construction– Bruce Northcraft was the general contractor.
The place we picked out, even though a great location – needed a whole lot of work. At first, I thought the best way to fix up our new home would be as a do it yourselfer. Or so I thought— I’m so glad we met Bruce because he came in and looked at and pointed out all the possibilities and really worked with us on the pricing and materials. The home had outdated, gross worn—and smelly—carpeting, and an unfinished basement with a lot of potential.
What started out as a two bedroom one bath, after Bruce’s amazing work – turned into a three bedroom, two bath and what was really great, the remodeling increased the value of our home.
Bruce’s Crew came in and ripped up all the carpeting and replaced it with hardwood flooring. Our basement was completely gutted and in what seem to matter of only a few weeks, was transformed into an amazing living room, an additional bedroom, and a full bath. Bruce has this 3-D program on his laptop and he sat down with us and showed us what our living space could look like. I wish I had before and after pictures because what we ended up with was even better than the computer rendering!
Thank you Bruce and the [company] crew – you made our life so much easier and now, the extra bedroom has really paid off because we just had her second child!
We’ll use Northern Craft when we look for our next home!