A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
We heard about Keith through several colleagues - each of them had nothing but good things to say about their experience. Now that we are settled in our new home, we are recommending Keith to others who are looking to build. The process was smooth, from finding our lot and designing our home, all the way through the build and move-in. Keith did a great job guiding us through each step of the process - he and his crew are truly experienced. Our new home is exactly what we envisioned, down to the smallest detail. We're very happy with our home and recommend Keith to anyone planning to build.
-Erik and Ann Marie Elwood
Working with Keith was an absolute pleasure. He was very attentive to our every concern during the building process – from the planning stages, through the construction, and even after we moved into the new house. He truly listened to us, and made our vision of a house his vision. The result is an amazing house that reflects our wishes and needs, and which reflects Keith’s attention to quality and detail. We couldn’t be happier with Keith, and would wholeheartedly recommend him and Erwin Forrest Builders to anyone thinking of a new home.
-Roderick and Emily Quiros
In a residential construction world where mediocrity is an acceptable standard, Keith stands out with his commitment to client service, unmatched quality and honesty. Keith is not a cookie-cutter home builder and his team is also exceptional. From the job foreman to his subcontractors, everyone was a pleasure to work with, took pride in their work, and exhibited great patience, which is unusual in our ‘just get it done’ world. We have received so many compliments on the high level of craftsmanship of our new home and are so proud of it. Don’t hesitate to hire Keith for your project!
-Thom and Silvia Hoffman
When we decided to expand the kitchen of our early 19th century farmhouse we had priorities that we thought would be difficult for a contractor to balance: the size had to provide the expanded eat-in kitchen our family wanted and the addition had to look like it had always been there….right down to the natural fieldstone foundation. Of course, it all had to be done within our budget. Oh, and we wanted a bathroom done at the same time.
The Erwin Forrest team spent a good deal of time getting to know us, our house and our wants/needs for the new kitchen and bathroom. Jason Andrews (EFB architect) presented a beautiful basic design with several alternates/options and he was extremely patient with our questions and requested changes as the design evolved. Once we settled on the design, EFB had representatives from all required trades visit our house and review the plans to ensure that all bases were covered and to develop a price.
Ultimately, we settled on a design that we loved and worked with our budget. At the project kick-off, John Panza (EFB project manager) walked us through his detailed schedule allowing us to plan for when and how long we would be without a kitchen. EFB even helped set us up with a temporary kitchen.
Each one of the trades did outstanding work. A special “hats off” to the stone masons…unbelievable! John and his subs kept us updated regularly. The crew cleaned up at the end of each day which made living through a renovation much easier to take. EFB maintained the schedule, doing the kitchen and bathroom concurrently with no lapses in work. Each sub was respectful of our home/property and our privacy. At no point were we ever concerned about what our children may see or hear while work was on-going.
Going into the project, one of our biggest concerns was the inevitable surprises that surface when working on an old house. There were several. The EFB team engaged us as they surfaced and resolved all of them to our satisfaction with no hits to the budget! Our other big concern was our own discipline to resist changes/upgrades as the project progressed. We did not resist. The EFB team provided all the information we needed to make informed decisions and the adders were fair and reasonable.
In the end the project was completed on-time and on-budget. We are delighted with everything and we are pleased to recommend EFB without reservation!
-James & Diane Lohr
As first time home builders, the experience seemed daunting. However, we can unequivocally say that building a home with Erwin Forrest was an outstanding and seemingly facile experience. Not only is our home constructed of outstanding quality and design, Keith, Alex and their crew were fair, easy to work with and unbelievably responsive. Moreover, we will only use their services for any further work or remodeling in our home. In sum, we recommend Erwin Forrest without exception.
-Kenneth D. Katz
As a single woman you hear horror stories about getting work done on your home but with Erwin Forrest I had a delightful experience. They listened to what I wanted and were very honest and upfront about costs. They guided my decision making to tell me what things are worth splurging on and which were not. They were honest about timeline. I always felt comfortable with their staff being in my home. As part of my projects I was getting exterior doors placed and was originally going to have a local door and window company do it but when they heard the timeline and price they told me they could do it in half the time for half the price with the same quality materials. They certainly did deliver! With the door installation there were some structural issues and I was glad to have experienced and knowledgeable team looking at it. Who knows where I would have been if I had gone with the other company! I would trust them to do beautiful work in anyone’s home. I love my new bathroom and am looking forward to my next project!!
When looking to build a home for our family, we knew we were in good hands the moment we met Keith. Not only is the quality of our home outstanding, but the entire Erwin Forrest team puts an attention to detail we found uncommon in the industry. Keith and his team truly do whatever it takes to give you the home you were dreaming of by creating a partnership where personal desires for your home meet exceptional professional experience and knowledge. No matter what stage of the building process, from drafting the plans to the finishing touches, someone is there to immediately answer questions, help guide you through each stage and put everything they have into giving you and your family nothing but the absolute best. If we ever built again, or needed any construction done in the future, we would hire Erwin Forrest in a heartbeat. When Keith finishes a project, you know he has put his whole heart into it, and you instantly become a part of the Erwin Forrest family. There is a level of trust and respect forged that continues well beyond the completion of the project, which has been a one of the most valued parts of our experience- they are the rare gem in a typically hustle-and-bustle construction industry.
-Justin & Jessica Schwartz
Our criteria for selecting a builder was simple; someone that could offer us quality work at a reasonable price, flexibility to customize and incorporate our ideas, provide the communication needed to handle issues throughout the process, and of course the ability to deliver our new home on time. We are very fortunate to have found Keith and EFB. There is no builder that we have worked with that cares more about pleasing his customers than Keith. He was very attentive to our likes and dislikes and was able to incorporate our ideas into our home making it feel it feel warm and our own. The contractors and suppliers that work on Keith’s construction team hold him in high regard for his attention to detail and integrity. We love our new EFB home!
-Sandy & Clint Moyer
I cannot say enough good about the remarkable experience I had working with Keith and the entire team at Erwin Forrest. We always dreamed of building our own home, and looking back on it, I am still astounded at how easy it was and how well it all came together. The entire team at Erwin Forrest was amazing to work with and each person went above and beyond to make our dream come true.
My experience with Erwin Forrest Builders was unlike any building experience I have ever heard of. I was a first-time builder and had plans to build a custom home that I had been dreaming of for at least 15 years. Keith embraced my plans and we worked together on this project until it became a reality. With his flexibility and willingness to accommodate my schedule, Keith went out of his way to make the process easy. I would recommend Erwin Forrest Builders to anybody considering building or buying a new home.
-David Silver, MD
Keith was a pleasure to work with during the building of our house. He truly cared about the house he was building. He was always easily accessible and responsive to our questions and concerns. It was nice to build a house with someone who shared our excitement.
-Andrew & Lucy Sumner
Working with Keith was an absolute pleasure. He was always there when we had a concern or question, and always looked out for our best interests. We would highly recommend EFP to anyone looking for a quality home with truly professional services.
-Wayne and Lindsay Serfass
Building our house with Keith has been a wonderful experience. Not only is his work incredible, but his floor plan was completely different than anything we had seen. He is a perfectionist with unique design ideas that really make our house stand out. From the beginning, he has been there for us and nothing was ever a problem. We could not be happier with Keith.
-Matt & Amy Puc