Scott and Madelyn Hill
Total Remodel and Upgrade with Major Additions:
We have lived in our house for more than 15 years. It is a unique design and is located in a private setting in a wooded area. However, there were two major problems. One, the house was built into the side of a hill without proper planning. And two, the original construction wasn’t the quality required to last a long time. Plus, we needed more space.
Madelyn had been working for a number of years on some designs to address these problems. We were having some trouble finding a contractor to take on this extensive remodeling project. When Dan first talked to us, he gave us confidence that he understood our problems and could do the work to fix them, as well as remodel the house the way we wanted it – including the additions.
A week later he arrived at our house with seven subcontractors who went over all the details of what needed to be done. We were really pleased because now we knew our project could be completed. The problems were extensive enough that the house was gutted down to the studs and all the plumbing and wiring were redone. The basement floors had to be leveled and one area replaced. Sewer lines were cleaned and some replaced. Major waterproofing was undertaken. We worked with Dan almost daily to determine how to fix the problems and to clarify issues. He had a lot of ideas on how things could be built, and he listened to our ideas on how we wanted things to turn out.
The subcontractors Dan works with are knowledgeable, experienced, and a great group of people to be involved with. We tend to be picky about how we want things done. Both Dan and his subs were very helpful and accommodating. At the places where Dan does business for lumber, flooring, lighting, cabinets and countertops, the consultants were very creative and helpful. They guided us through a lot of difficult decisions.
We didn’t have any blueprints for the additions and modifications to the existing rooms. Dan took a computer drawing of house plans we had developed and turned it into a very beautiful unique home. He was great to work with and very creative with his ideas. Trim carpentry is Dan’s specialty, and he and his carpenters built a lot of custom wood trim and built-ins. They also built an excellent deck that wraps around the house on three sides with steps at one end and a ramp at the other, plus a balcony with grating for the deck to allow light to get into the room below.
This was a difficult and complicated remodeling job with a lot of custom work applied to it. Dan did an outstanding job for us. We would definitely recommend Dan Johnson to anyone who needs an extensive remodel of their home. We love our “new” house and frequently marvel about how great everything looks. Living in this house is like being on vacation every day!
- Scott and Madelyn Hill