WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT US
"Jerry was the contractor for our custom home located on the side of a mountain in rural Virginia. There were many unusual aspects to our proposed work:
1. Our construction location was 3 ½ hours away from where we lived, so we needed someone who would keep us informed and whom we could absolutely trust.
2. Construction Challenges: building area was cleared but steepness and septic location were problematic. There was not much space for staging of materials. The access to the house was a very long and steep gravel driveway.
3. We were looking for a contractor who could design/build based on a very specific set of owner drawn plans, which included priorities of aging in place, low energy use/decreased carbon footprint as well as a wood masonry fireplace with specific foundation needs.
4. We were looking for a contractor who would take us to a certain point in construction, then allow us to finish the house (Bill is also a contractor).
In many ways, Jerry’s work exceeded our high expectations. He offered clear design ideas that enhanced our vision of the house. He used the program Builder Trend that gave us day-to-day reports on work completed, with photos to document the work (total number of photos eventually exceeded 1000!). He was always available by phone, and always on the job site when subs were working. When problems were encountered (think: ROCK and MUD – 2018 was one of the rainiest on record), he worked through these, with a dose of good humor to carry us through. We totally trusted that the work he did was of the highest quality and was absolutely to code. He took a difficult site, challenging conditions, unique design parameters and created a beautiful, energy efficient house. Thank you Jerry!
We would unconditionally recommend that you consider Craftsman Construction for your building needs. The Craftsman Construction website states: “Our obsessive drive for quality and our ‘every detail matters’ attitude makes us an elite contractor for homeowners that have higher expectations.” We certainly found that to be true!
Jerry can provide you with our contact information should you wish to contact us."
- Dianne & Bill Lacy
“I can recommend Craftsman without reservation. They were reliable: came when they said they would and did what they said they would do. They also were detail-oriented: they wanted to make sure my wife and I would be happy with the result, so they paid attention to the little things. We have been very pleased with the result. I would use Craftsman again, without question.”
- Eric Ackerman, Arlington, VA
“Craftsman Construction built our custom home in 2006. I cannot say enough about Jerry’s attention to detail and quality. Our main objectives were to build an energy efficient home, and to have it fit architecturally into the historical ambiance of the village. Craftsman Construction exceeded our expectations and built us a house that we cherish. I believe it is also important to mention that Jerry was able to suggest successful cost saving ideas that kept us on budget and, at times, improved our final design.
Craftsman Construction is dependable, fair and customer-oriented. Over the years since our construction, we have used Jerry for all of our improvements. We presently live overseas, and when there is an issue at our house, Craftsman Construction is who I call. I know I am going to receive an honest evaluation and a fair price for any work that must be done.”
- Timothy Nojaim, Homeowner
“We are proud to inform you that Craftsman Construction has been a customer of ours since July 16, 2003. They are an exceptional customer, one of the few whom remain in excellent status. As an account holder at C.E. Thompson and Sons, they have always been courteous and paid their account promptly. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.”
- C.E. Thompson and Sons, Co.
“To all potential home owners: WOW! Jerry is my go-to guy. When it comes to construction, he is the best. Jerry is detailed-oriented with a great work ethic. If there comes a time that Jerry may not know the answer, or it has been a while since he worked with a product, he will do extensive research to maximize his knowledge. I have personally seen his master craftsmanship.
Let me be very clear: “Good Enough” is not Jerry. For example: Jerry built a large home (15,000 sq. ft.) in the Middleburg, VA area. Once he was ready for spray foam insulation, he could not find a company that he was satisfied with, so Jerry bought his own spray foam machine; the best one money can buy. Jerry is also a wealth of knowledge. With our ability to do geothermal and all of Jerry’s abilities, we make a great team. I truly like Jerry as a professional and a friend. Fact of the matter is, if you are building an addition or a mansion Jerry Jackness has ALL the resources he needs to get the perfect job complete. FIVE STAR rating!”
- Gregg Drunagel, Green Hill Mechanical
“It is my sincere pleasure to recommend you to Craftsman Construction. Based on our experience, you will make the correct choice in selecting them for your project.
Our business is currently renovating a circa-1900 dairy barn to become a new commercial winery; complex and demanding in many ways. The building, located on Vint Hill Farms Station, had been used by the Army and other federal agencies as a secure listening and signal intercept facility since the early 1940s. It had been converted over time to an office-like environment, but with layer upon layer of interior partitioning, extremely complex utilities, sound proofing and (now obsolete) security features. Rather than start with new construction, we had to ‘deconstruct’ the building before we could renovate and build new.
This complexity dictated that we use a time and materials contract with Craftsman Construction because neither they nor we could fully anticipate what the project would require. As you might expect, I was concerned for cost escalation and schedule slippage with this arrangement.
Our project is now about 65-70% complete. It is on schedule and within budget. As the owner, I could not be more pleased with the quality of work and good service that Craftsman Construction provides.
Rather than act like the typical general contractor, Jerry Jackness and the Craftsman Construction team have emerged to become valued and trusted partners. We innovate and plan together. Moreover, and perhaps more important, Craftsman treats my money like it was their own; always looking for ways to make the project better and to reduce costs where possible. Over 35 years in the facilities business, I have never had a relationship with a general contractor that was this good. Simply, Craftsman Construction is stellar.
It is an honor to extend plaudits to a company that demonstrates both value and professionalism. But I can also say that for any project I might undertake in the future, my confidence and my money will be trusted to Craftsman Construction. I am confident that you will have the same high-quality experience.”
- B. Ray Summerall, Chief Operating Officer, Vint Hill Craft Winery
“As a HVAC contractor I've performed work for Craftsman Construction and am impressed with the care in construction further more Jerry is always interested in going above and beyond the minimum code requirements.
We are always looking to work with Companies that are only interested in what's best for the structure, equipment and life of the equipment. From an HVAC contractor’s perspective.”
- Ali R. Bailey, President, A.R Bailey Mechanical, Inc.