Customer Testimonials

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Description of Work:
Added a 18 x20 four season sun room to our home. The job also included replacing the main electrical box (for more circuits), replacing the hot water heater (to support hydronic heating), re-siding the rest of the house, and installation of a hot tub.

Comments:
We were nervous about beginning this project because of horror stories we had heard about dealing with builders and contractors and remodelers. The other builders we got initial estimates from reinforced those worries. They told us what we should want, what they wanted to do, and what was wrong with our ideas. After that, dealing with Rolfe Kuchta was a breath of fresh air. He made sure he understood our vision for this addition. Where we had not made decisions or he thought we should consider other ideas he discussed alternatives and reasons, but in the end the decisions were ours. We never felt any loss of control. Rolfe was with us when we met with the architect, and the electrical and heating subcontractors. We insisted on windows from All American Window and Door Company. Rolfe successfully coordinated with them even though All American insisted on contracting directly with us instead of acting as a subcontractor. Throughout the project Rolfe kept us informed and provided us with full documentation of all costs. Rolfe and his helper, Paul, did all of the carpentry and it was excellent. The quality of their workmanship was outstanding. Also Rolfe kept close watch on the subcontractors and made sure there work was also up to his exacting standards and attention to detail. And on top of all that the project was done within a week of his original estimate. If we have any further remodeling projects we won’t even bother talking to any other contractor.

GermantownLorraine A.

Description of Work:
Hired Old World Builders to build me a new 1600 sq foot home. Including a new 2-1/2 car garage. 2 bedrooms, two baths, walk in closets, beautiful and large kitchen, mud room and family room. Custom woodwork, sky lights, unique window casing work.

Comments:
No horror story here. The owner was on the job almost daily doing the work. This led to less mistakes which could have cost me more money to fix instead of being able to take care of issues on the spot.I was always in the know as to what was going on, when to expect each phase of the project to be done and what was the next step.Again, I would definitely hire Old World Builders to do my next project which I expect to be in the near future as I would like my basement worked on!Very satisfied.

HartfordBruce L.

Description of Work:
Total remodeled kitchen from flooring , plumbing , drywall, woodwork, and hardware.

Comments:
We have a 1970’s Wausau home that was in need for a total kitchen overall. There was a problem with our house not being level and the studs were not standard. Old World Builders took their time with us and never made us feel that our house was not able to be made over because of our home’s faults. They also came in with a price that we could not refuse. We are so impressed with the customer service. They treated us like how we thought we should be treated.

HartfordKeith K.

Description of Work:
Large entertainment room, sewing room and lots of organized shelving.

Comments:
Project again went great. Owner on the job doing the work, kept informed, worked with me on exactly what I wanted. Took less time than planned and actually was under budget! Definitely would recommend them to friends, family and strangers! Completely satisfied again. Thank you Old World Builders!

HartfordTricia S.

Description of Work:
Completely tore out old kitchen and put in real drywall, new cabinets, countertops, custom woodwork and island, new flooring, etc. Pretty much a brand new kitchen! Which I love. The bathroom was converted to one large bathroom by removing hall closet and spare bedroom closet. New floor, walls, counters, cabinets, toilet, sink…well everything.

Comments:
They kept me in the loop on a daily basis as to what was going on. The owner was actually here almost daily doing the work.
Could not have expected more. As for the B rating on price, well that’s just because of the cost of new things!! Definitely would hire Old World Builders again without hesitating.

MilwaukeeSteven D.

Description of Work:
Rolfe, the owner, and a helper of his did a ton of work inside and outside my home. He replaced a shower head in one full bath along with some pipe that stopped a leak that was going through the floor to the ceiling of the bathroom downstairs. He fixed that drywall ceiling with an access panel (wood) that looks nice and allows us to reach the plumbing above it. He set the toilet so it would use less water and still flush well – then showed me how to do the same in the other two bathrooms. Old World replaced the commode in the lower bathroom that had never been installed correctly and leaked. He saved us from having to buy a new one. He showed us how to use off-brand cola to take off the lime scale to clean it up – nicely and cheaply. Drywall holes and dents in a large bedroom last occupied by teenage brothers were patched, sanded and painted to look like new. He replaced wood trim here and there, staining it first to look original. Ceiling tiles replaced in parts of the finished basement. Grout by wet bar refreshed. Whatever he spotted, he asked about. It went well and didn’t cost too much so we just kept him going. Outside Old World did siding by egress windows that had been added. The leveled a large deck that had settled some and replaced some roofing on the house and shed. They also finished off a 12′ x 20′ shed that didn’t have the soffit or trim finished before. Rolfe added large double-glass doors bought on sale from a building supply store where there used to be just a wall. A lot of other old work I started he just helped me finish off and made it look professional.

Comments:
Rolfe is very personable. He has the truck, trailer, tools and help to do just about anything anyone could want done. He gives a lot of options. After starting to work with him, I just trusted his judgment to recommend whatever needed to be done, and to do it. He comes when he says he will and is careful to lay out canvas or old sheets wherever there is a chance of the work being messy. He even brings in his own vacuum to clean up afterward. I like that he is saving us water. He recommended some simple lighting changes that give us better light and save on electricity too. I’d recommend Rolfe and Old World Builders to anyone.

Menomonee FallsCarl P.

Description of Work:
Remodel of kitchen and family room. Including removal of wall and paneling. Installing new custom wood flooring, drywall, cabinets, granite countertops, appliances, lighting and a window.

Comments:
The job went very well and I love my new kitchen and family room. We had a lot of work done in two months! Rolfe is wonderful to work with. He gave me an estimate and there were no surprises. Before the job started,he gave me a schedule indicating when things would be done and who would be there doing it.The project was finished on time and on budget. Rolfe’s attention to detail is amazing and one of his best qualities. If he sees something that needs to be done he does it. He also will call back his subcontractors to do things that I didn’t event notice. His subs were very responsive to Rolfe’s requests and were there very quickly. This is the 4th job since 2007 that Old World has done for us. Rolfe remodeled 2 bathrooms for us in 2010. In 2009 he replaced our roof, soffits, gutters and fascia. In 2007, he replaced pillars, beams, windows, storm doors and a sliding glass door. Obviously, we are very please with his work!

MilwaukeeSteven D.

Description of Work:
Old World Builders remodeled our powder room, laundry room and main bathroom all at the same time from March to June 2011. All the fixtures, flooring and soffits were removed. We are very happy with the results. Rolf Kuchta’s work was done very professionally. He gave us an estimate and schedule for the job. He worked to find us the best prices on the fixtures and tile we picked out. He charged us the price he paid for the fixtures and tile including giving us the benefit of any discount he received from his supplier. (Rolf provides copies of all the invoices with his billings.). Except for the changes we made after the job started, the project was right on budget. (He is receptive to modifications in process. For example, we added a tile “nook” in the tub wall and a tile border around the mirror.) There was a schedule adjustment because the new tub was cracked and another one had to be obtained. He is truly a master and his work shows it. We feel his attention to detail is second to none. Rolf has a great group of subcontractors and suppliers he works with that are very responsive to his requests. He had our best interests at heart when he made suggestions on our project. We highly recommend Rolf.

Comments:
See above. The project went very well. We highly recommend Rolf and Old World.

MilwaukeeTricia S.

Description of Work:
Tore off what small deck; re-used most of the new lumber; built a huge, professional 500 SQ FOOT NEW DECK WITH RAILS.

Comments:
Rolf took over a night mare deck that was suppose to be built over my moms garage. We had to terminate the relationship with the original contractor; Rolf took over, tore of the existing piece of junk; re-used most of the wood so it wasn’t a total loss and built one, huge, masterful deck over the top of my mom’s flat garage. He took about two weeks, finished the deck ahead of schedule and was completely professional during the whole process. I have nothing but positive things to say about Rolf…I not hesitate to hire again or recommend.

MilwaukeeTricia S.

Description of Work:
They built a huge deck on top of my Mom’s flat roof.

Comments:
Perfect job; around a 900 sq foot deck….made of wood. took about 5 days but did a beautiful job. Will work with this contractor again in the future.

MilwaukeeDana E.

Description of Work:
Bathroom remodel. Took out shower including wall and had entirely new shower built/installed along with tile, lighting, glass wall/door & tile surround on tub.

Comments:
Project went as planned. Added removing old tile to install new around tub surround part way through project and contractor made it work within the schedule for the shower.

PewaukeeTricia S.

Description of Work:
New basement kitchenette with granite countertops, bamboo flooring, appliances,custom cabinets, and tile back splash.

Comments:
Finishes were high quality and well done.Finished product exceeded expectations. Contractor had great suggestions for ceiling/soffit work that added to the overall look of the kitchenette.

PewaukeeLana S.

Description of Work:
Added new full bath in basement with tile floor, custom cabinets, shower insert w/glass doors,and bowl sink with tile counter tops.

Comments:
Contractor performed work on time and on budget. Had great ideas about the tile for the counter top and trim. Very pleased with how the project turned out. Easy to work with and reliable.

PewaukeeBruce L.

Description of Work:
Old World Builders & Remodelers did a project with us in the winter and we are finishing up another project with them right now. The first project was a basement remodel.

Comments:
He is very detail oriented, has really good craftsmanship and he was able to match the rest of our house including moldings. He had some really good design ideas, all of his contractors were very timely and also very good. He’s very prompt and he does what he says he’s going to do.

PewaukeeLorraine A.

Description of Work:
We needed one of our deck floorboards replaced, as well as some spindles & railing supports.

Comments:
The company was very responsive. We received an estimate. The work came in under estimate and was extremely well done.

PewaukeeLorraine A.