Building a new house with Blue Horse was a delight, and the surprises were mostly good. Jake was hands-on from start to finish, with creative solutions and a practical openness to our many artistic ideas. We came in on-budget and feel like we got a great deal. The Blue Horse crews are excellent, multi-competent, and nice. The site superintendent constantly impressed us with his yeah-I-can-do-that responses, and the inevitable challenges were addressed with professional, honest suggestions. Our architect loved working with Blue Horse because they are not only excellent, they are creative and open to exploring unusual design issues – structural and aesthetic. Little fixes after we moved in have been promptly and cheerfully addressed. We love our house, and building it was a happy experience.
- Ann Hartley
Blue Horse Building is a thoughtful, detail-oriented, and well-managed construction company that we were happy to have worked with. So happy that we've already teamed up with them again for our next project. They truly embody a team effort and mentality that strengthens the architect-contractor relationship. This project was new construction restrained by a dramatic site as the house sat at the edge of a bluff overlooking the lake. Our team fought for every inch of the footprint to provide a fully programmed house, and throughout the process, Blue Horse Building offered tactful suggestions that met our design aesthetic. With our teams' collaboration, the result was a polished, budget-conscience house that fulfilled our clients' wishes. We look forward to the next project with Blue Horse.
- Furman + Keil Architects -
Fred & Jake from Blue Horse were a pleasure to work with. Unlike many contractors, they were involved, vested in our interests and honest.
- Sallie Trout -
We chose Blue Horse for our custom home (design-build). Fred and Jake had great ideas, worked with our budget, and constructed a quality home. We'd work with them again.
- S. & P. -
We were very pleased with Blue Horse's remodeling job. Our 1970 era ranch style house needed updating and we did a complete overhaul of the kitchen and some of the living area (including some major structural items). Fred and Jake at Blue Horse were very hands-on, and communication was excellent throughout the process. They interacted well with our architect (including offering some cost saving ideas that also enhanced the design), and their employees were very professional and courteous. We recommend Blue Horse without hesitation.
- Keith and Paige Smith -
Blue Horse has vision and integrity. During our successful projects together, they consistently produced high quality work in an organized, straightforward and thoughtful manner. They are excellent communicators and instill a strong sense of pride in their work that positively effects the entire team. Their expertise in green building methods have resulted in better outcomes than I had even imagined.
- Emily Little, AIA -
Clayton Levy & Little Architects
Jake and the Blue Horse guys were very creative with problem solving and brainstorming solutions during construction. They stayed right on target with our budget, even with re-working construction details to meet their level of satisfaction. I found the Blue Horse guys genuinely pleasant and enjoyable to work with.
- Laura V. Britt, ASID -
Laura Britt Design, LLC
The three most important qualifications we judge a contractor are; value, quality and timeliness. Blue Horse met or exceeded all three of these areas for the work they performed on our house. We initially contracted with Blue Horse to install the SIP roof on our new home, the initial time estimate was 3 days (time was critical since a crane was involved) the project was completed faster than the time estimate and the quality and value met our expectations.
After our SIPs experience we then decided to use Blue Horse to do all the exterior siding on the project. Again the timelines and budget were met and the quality of the detailed work was impeccable. Blue Horse detailed the siding of our house as if they were building furniture, their attention to detail is great. We would highly recommend them!
- Bill & Diane DeMeo -
The project that Blue Horse Building completed for us was a challenge in many ways. Our design involved using ICF's and SIP's and included an indoor pool. The final result would never have been achieved without the valuable input from Jake during every step of the process.
Jake made very creative suggestions to solve some difficult design and engineering problems and to basically just improve the final result. He made our work easier by clearly outlining what product decisions we had to make and when and guided us to make better decisions.
We are very pleased with our beautiful Pool House.
- Winifred Simon and Shirley Danforth -