Bill and his crew have done a variety of house projects for us over the past eight years. These have included bedroom, bath, and basement remodeling and repairs. The jobs have run the gamut from relatively small to major. Without exception, the work has been of high quality, completed in a timely fashion, and very fairly priced. Bill and his subcontractors are reliable. The work is not complete until all of us are satisfied with the results. I recommend Bill without reservation, and expect that he will be doing additional work for us in the near future.
Doug S. Newton, MA
Bill was the fourth guy we talked to about our structural reinforcement and floor leveling work. We were asking for what we thought we needed (jacking up the main beam). The first three guys talked to us about cost and liability, but Bill was the guy who said, “Sure, we can do that, but that’s not really the best way to level a floor.” When he was done explaining, it was obvious that his expertise was head and shoulders above the other guys we’d talked to. We hired him to remodel the kitchen as well. I really can’t say enough good things about Bill and his network of subcontractors. This is the largest work we’ve ever done to a house by about an order of magnitude. It’s an intimidating job for us as customers to stay on top of all the decisions, life disruptions, and changing schedule. (He got about the most iron-clad excuse for a schedule slip as anyone’s ever going to get — city-wide terrorist manhunt.) We felt that Bill worked very well with us through this process. He provided a very detailed quote that gave us a reference for what work was in the scope we agreed to and what would need to be negotiated separately. His team asked the right questions and dealt gracefully with the fact that we sometimes took forever to come up with an answer or changed our minds at the 11th hour. Everyone he brought in did fantastic work. The final product is about as close to perfect as you get in the real world. We are already recommending him to our friends. It’s no small thing to know a general contractor you trust.
New Kitchen, Structural work on main beam, and floor leveling on 1st floor of house
Susan L. , Somerville, MA
I definitely remember that Bill Kennedy and his crew were professional in every way and did consistently high-quality work. Kennedy Carpentry, Inc. demolished and rebuilt first and second floor back porches, rehabbed the front porch, gutted and rebuilt the kitchen, expanded the master bathroom, built a custom walk-in shower, installed new appliances and plumbing, redid a lot of the electrical system, gutted and rebuilt the third floor to turn it into a home office suite, and replaced half the roof.
They worked with us on our plans, did what we wanted, handled the permits and inspections, and made adjustments when necessary. Equally importantly, they always cleaned up after themselves, and they enabled us to lead relatively normal lives while all this was going on, even though the two of us and our cats remained in the house the whole time. We definitely plan to call on Kennedy Carpentry again for our next job.
Larry D., Boston, MA