The Cataldo team transformed our 1950s Sea Captain's house into a very special twenty-first century home. Rather than knocking down the building and starting from scratch, we wanted to maintain the charm of the original details. Ralph and Jay, our project manager, guided us from start to finish, offering savvy approaches and cost-saving solutions throughout, and we couldn't be more pleased with the result.
Having worked with other builders, we expected occasional disappointments and excuses, but they never materialized. Ralph is demanding of his staff and subcontractors, all of whom take great pride in delivering top-quality workmanship and a friendly, highly professional attitude. When Jay says, "We want you to be happy with the results," it's not just a line; he means it and consistently goes to great lengths to deliver the results we agreed upon. Besides that, he's a delightful person to work with.
Because Ralph is so well respected and because he treats his subs fairly, they respond quickly and work diligently to meet his standards. This saved time and money on countless occasions and reduced aggravation to a minimum. We feel fortunate to have had such talented and dedicated workers on the project.
Maribeth, our contact person in the office, coordinated the details, took personal responsibility to get things right and managed the budget accurately and with a fine-tooth comb. Having her administer from the office was key to the success of the project, as it provided support and a conduit among the project manager, the sub-contractors and us, the homeowners. She continues to coordinate the maintenance of our home, which is a much-appreciated service.
We could go on and on with accolades, but suffice it to say that it has been a pleasure to work with Ralph and his team. We highly endorse Cataldo Builders and would happily hire them again!