As an interior designer I have had such a good experience working with Cottage Industries, Inc. Having worked with many contractors I know how crucial and how rare it is to find one in which every professional communicates well and in which projects are finished on time and on budget. In the past I have been reluctant to recommend contractors to my clients because the contractor's professionalism (or lack of) reflects back on me. With Cottage Industries I don't have this worry and I'm so happy to recommend them since I know the quality will be top notch. Best of all my clients who hired them were so happy with the process and the final results!
Cottage helped us with a full house remodel. Russ (the PM) was beyond amazing and we are extremely happy with the result AND the way the project was handled.
In 2016 my wife and I embarked on a full house renovation of a 6100 sq ft, 1893 stone Victorian home. We interviewed several design and build firms and chose Cottage because they seemed to care as much about restoring the home as we did. Nick and Adam were very professional and demonstrated their expertise in historic renovation from the very first meeting. The home had been vacant for over 2 years and needed everything redone. It had been broken up into 3 apartments and they helped us piece it back together to make it one home again and as close to the original layout as possible. They were with us from the initial design and budgeting phase all the way until a few months after we moved in. We replaced the heating system, added central AC, restored all the hardwood floors, built a new kitchen into a room that wasn’t a kitchen when we bought it, moved a first floor powder room, installed a mudroom, renovated two full bathrooms, took down walls, built new walls, built a master suite, added second floor laundry, structurally rebuilt a failing porch and porte cochere. They did all this work with extreme care to protect the historic integrity of the home and with skilled craftsman that take a ton of pride in their work. Russ, our project manager was excellent and the carpenters were amazing. They were clean, meticulous, professional, reliable, and did everything they said they would do and more. It was a huge project and they exceeded our expectations. We’ve been living in the house for a couple of years now and all of their work is standing the test of time. This review is long overdue and having dealt with other contractors for smaller jobs over the years and seeing my neighbors do the same I can say with confidence that these guys are some of the best around. I will be using them again as we undertake other projects around the property.
Cottage Industries finished my basement exquisitely, which included a partially sunk endless pool and a decorative fireplace. They also did a thoroughly unique sun room for me. It included floor to ceiling glass and we use it daily. Adam always kept his word and the answer was always "yes" to be sure the design and work was done to my satisfaction. After two unique, challenging projects, I easily give them 5 stars.
Capable, responsive, deadline oriented and good craft workers. Highly recommended