Testimonials

  • Bennett Contracting did an excellent job re-siding and insulating our kitchen! We have a beautiful old brownstone and Bennett worked with the architecture of the building to make it all work! Wonderful job!
  • I've had many projects done by Bennett Contracting and I have never been disappointed. The quality of work on our bathroom and our screen room is outstanding. I've also had my house sided, a new front entrance, windows, lighting, ceilings done. You can't go wrong when using Bennett for home improvement projects.
  • We have a "Bennett House" because they did our siding, they did our windows, they rebuilt our front porch, they insulated our house, and they did repairs after a storm. I can only speak highly of them. I like that they clean up after themselves and that their work has been very competent. The men that have come out have been polite and I don't mind having them around. They would be the first ones that I would call.  We find that their prices are competitive and that we get what we pay for.
  • My bathroom was completely gutted and redone. Work included radiant floor, spa type shower, tiling, painting, new toilet and vanity, ceiling heater/fan, etc. I also had a laundry room added to a first floor room. I was AWAY when this work was done and left complete instructions. They were followed meticulously and my house was in excellent order when I returned. This company is top of the line professional. I was given a lot of helpful advice by their "advance" man, who was able to understand my goals and he helped me achieve them. We were totally satisfied. The company had put protection over all my floors and did a complete clean up job so that you would not know they were even here - except we got a beautiful new bathroom and laundry room when we got back from Florida!
  • We had 3 estimates from different contractors to rebuild our home after a fire. Bennett came in with the most detailed bid, worked with us to avoid using an independent insurance adjuster (big expense) and have surpassed our expectations on the quality of the work. We had the entire house gutted and rebuilt including a complete reconstruction of the second floor. From the beginning the estimate came in quickly and was quite detailed. They even through in extras for free-remove a wall, change a window opening. The finishing work is being done now and it is better than the original builder. I would NEVER use anyone else. The work crew has become like family to us. We love them.
  • We just got our new windows installed today from Bennett and we love them! The service was professional from sales & selection to installation and they never pushed us into something we didn't want (which I can't say about other companies we talked to). We could not be happier with the product and the service! We would highly recommend Bennett to anyone. Can't wait for our new door tomorrow!
  • Thank you for making our dream come true.  Our new bathroom is beautiful.  We can understand why Bennett Contracting has been a respected and trusted business in the Capital District since 1915.  We felt a real connection with Steve D. and Chuck.  We appreciated the daily contact with Steve and Chuck and always knew our home was in good hands.  Chuck really cares and it is reflected in the work he does.  Steve was very helpful in coordinating the whole project and always keeping us informed.  We look forward to working with Bennett Contracting Inc. on future improvements to our home.  Great job!
  • They are an A+ company all the way from the first quotes to the completed job. Bennett worked with us to stay in our budget. They installed 10 replacement windows. The product they sold is excellent, and it’s manufactured locally in Fonda NY. The installers went above and beyond to help us move furniture and other things as needed to complete the job. Other companies charge extra for these types of things. They were highly professional in all aspects. I highly recommend this company.  Workmanship was great too.
  • We had two porches torn down and rebuilt this summer. The company and its staff were terrific to work with and we have had many compliments on the work that was done. We also hired Bennett to do work on the garage and install new doors. They went above and beyond our expectations. We will definitely hire Bennett Contracting again for future projects. They are professional, honest, and do excellent work. Thank you!
  • Bennett replaced all 14 windows, 2 sliding glass doors and 2 picture windows. The wrapping they applied to the outside of the windows is beautiful, they did an excellent job. At the beginning of each day they came in and told me what work was being done for that day and at the end of the day they cleaned up and came in to say good bye and what time they would be back the next day. They all were very nice and professional. They were finished when they said they would be and came in to show us how to work the windows. I would highly recommend Bennett Contracting to anyone...They won't disappoint....
  • Bennett Contracting did a bathroom remodel for us.  It included electrical, plumbing, construction, and all of that.  We are very happy with them; they are very responsive. We had them do several smaller jobs for us like rebuilding outdoor doorways and quickly doing some lighting for us.  They do the work well and they take their time.  I’m sure they could do speedy but we were looking for someone who was more careful than fast.  I really appreciated the extent to which they consulted with us as the job moved along.  They were very careful to discuss the options with us as things became apparent.  The manager checked in daily and the person primarily doing the work was careful and friendly.  I liked that the people working at my house all had great things to say about Bennett as an employer.  They had all been working for the company for a long time and they liked working for them.  They worked well as a team and I was very happy with them.  I thought the price was very reasonable and they were always here when they said they were going to be.
  • Last year Bennett Contracting added a master suite, a laundry/bathroom, mudroom, basement, siding, insulation, and windows to our home. Each of the crews were on time, helpful, courteous, and cleaned up at the end of the day. The project was finished within the estimated time frame. We were very satisfied and would recommend Bennett.
  • The job went smoothly and on schedule.   I had rotted exterior window framing, sills, and drip caps replaced on several windows and new framing around two doors constructed.   The job was well done and the work site was left clean. Bennett Contracting was very professional.  For a relatively small job they communicated with me several times, the salesman, Steve Drodzyk, came out to the site twice to meet with me, and the carpenter who actually did the job met with me once before beginning.  All my questions were answered and the work was fully explained.  I was not given the line, "Don't worry.  Just trust me.  It'll be fine," which I have heard many times before when I have asked questions.  I also received a quick response from the carpenter, Joe, when I had a question about the work he had performed.  He seemed to take pride in his work which is also becoming rare these days. I liked that Bennett adhered to state regulations, complying with lead regulations which other contractors I interviewed had not even mentioned.
  • We are extremely happy with the work Bennett did. They did a great job and my house looks amazing. Now I wish I could remodel the inside of the house to look as great as the outside. When that time comes we are definitely calling Bennett.
  • I used Bennett Contracting Inc in last March. They did repairs in my bathroom, where there was a lot of water damage.  They did an excellent job. They communicated very efficiently and their estimate was correct. I would use them in the future.
  • Very pleasant professional experience from beginning to end.  Couldn't be happier with the result. Bennett ripped out and removed a set of pressure treated stairs with landing that was unstable and leaning away from the side of my raised ranch. Also replaced the side door to the stairs with a beautiful window, replaced outside vinyl house siding re: conversion from door to window, interior trim, drywall, and baseboard molding. Replaced a strip of dented vinyl garage molding and an outside electrical outlet cover as well. Attention to detail removed concrete stair footers along with the rest of the job, and had all completed in about 3 1/2 consecutive days.  My concern was that it was going to be messy and noisy, but I found no mess, and the noise was minimal and very tolerable.
  • Bennett Contracting is always professional – willing to investigate any problems encountered/uncovered and make necessary repairs.  They replaced rotted garage door trim and rotted front door trim and investigated other water damage. Workers were knowledgeable and helpful.  Clean up was great.
  • We replaced 26 ancient windows with modern vinyl and wooden windows. We are happy with the windows. Their employees are professional. The window installers were very skilled and were considerate of us. I have no reservations about highly recommending them. From the beginning the estimate came in quickly and was quite detailed. They even through in extras for free-remove a wall, change a window opening. The finishing work is being done now and it is better than the original builder. I would NEVER use anyone else. The work crew has become like family to us. We love them.
  • Replaced 39 windows, 2 storm doors and added vinyl siding and insulation to a sun porch.  House was built in 1920 and still had most of its original windows with 1950's-era aluminum storm windows.  Some of the window frames were rotted and all were painted with lead-based paint.  Bennett talked us out of using far more expensive wood frame replacement windows in favor of high quality vinyl frame windows.  Cosmetically, they are identical in appearance.  Bennett's carpenters did expert repairs to the rotted window frames in a very efficient manner that added little to the overall cost of the project.  The crew was very efficient and responsive and cleaned up the work area at the end of each day.  They did an outstanding job and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Estimates and detailed measurements were made at the end of July 2011.  Work was started in early October 2011 but was interrupted by extensive rain.  Crew needed inside access to remove the old windows and remove the lead-based paint.  This turned out to be less inconvenient than I originally feared as we generally only had to move furniture about three feet from the walls for access.  We allowed the crew to store project materials in our garage during the project.  Crew was very responsive to our requests including labeling 39 sets of original wood shutters.  Repairs to rotten wood were handled expertly and efficiently.  The crew also removed and replaced old insulation under the sun porch which proved difficult due to the extremely confined space.  They showed up in a timely fashion and left the work area clean at the end of each work period.  The end result was very noticeable in terms of heat retention and noise reduction - we about 50 yards from NY Rt 7. The final bill had no surprises.
  • Bennett contracting was very easy to work with.  Workers were on time every day, were courteous, cleaned up the work site daily, answered all questions from customer, were very professional and did quality of work.
  • Very professional and competent.  Offered ideas and suggestions and referred to suppliers who treated us with care and professionalism.  The workers who performed the actual work were craftsmen who took the time and patience to get the job done right and results were high quality.  The lead time for some smaller projects dragged out beyond our expected timeframe, but overall, we are extremely pleased with the results and would highly (HIGHLY) recommend Bennett to anyone looking to do simple, smaller jobs to larger remodels or additions.  The worksite was left clean and tidy each day; we experienced minimal interruptions; and, once the service date was established, the work was performed as scheduled.  Very reliable, responsive and competent!
  • We were very happy with Bennett. Both times we used them they were professional and very responsive to questions and concerns. The workmen were very punctual - work always began when we were told it would and the workers very, very diligent. They took a real concern in keeping the house clean and tried hard to minimize the disruption of the work to our family. We found their estimate was similar to ones we received from other contractors. We especially appreciated the willingness of the Bennett people to work with us in keeping costs down. We would definitely choose Bennett again.
  • Bennett Contracting provided estimate in June 2011 and then did work in September, working around my schedule. One carpenter, John, did most of the work including installation of the floor tile.  John brought in Bennett's plumber and electrician as needed.  Everything went smoothly from start to finish and consistent with the work schedule provided in June.  I was consulted when necessary and any questions I had as the work progressed were graciously answered.   All I can say is that everyone did the job asked of them and did it well.  Without exception they were all pleasant to deal with and performed professionally.  I would definitely hire them again.
  • Our estimator/project mgr Steve did a very good job explaining the process and giving a fair estimate.  He was there every step of the way to make sure I was happy with the work.  They moved patio doors from Kitchen to Dining room.  Walled up kitchen with new window and took down old porch off kitchen and put up new deck. The guys who did the work did a great job of getting to the house early every day.  They were able to answer every 'annoying homeowner' question and concern with no problems or judgment.  The job took a little over two weeks.  The workmanship on the deck was wonderful.  Every edge was routed down.  I haven't gotten to use it yet since it's been cold but it looks great!  They cleaned up everything and no detail was left untouched.  They even fixed the spring on my garage door (at no charge) that happened to break while they were working.  I'd definitely use them again.
  • We were in the process of having our bathroom re-done by Bennett when Hurricane Irene came along and complicated things by flooding our basement and leaving us without power. We were so impressed with the work John was doing on the bathroom, that we immediately called Bennett to arrange for them to take care of the damaged basement. The happy ending to the story is that both jobs came out beautifully!
  • From the first visit, we wanted this group. We hoped other estimates would come in higher so we would not be faced with a tough decision. We were not since Bennett's estimate was far lower than a company we had used before. Measurements (windows and siding) were taken to help with accurate estimate and re-taken even more precisely once the contract was agreed. When the materials were ready (about three-four weeks) work began. The crew was outstanding, especially Chris the manager. All were friendly and knowledgeable but, beyond that, totally professional in everything they did, an so hard working. They seldom stopped for a moment (did they even eat lunch??) Each day everyone arrived on time (Jared was 30 minutes early every day!) Materials were kept under control throughout the working day, cleaned and stored every evening. All questions were answered completely and in a very understandable way. When some old siding was removed it was revealed that there was a substantially dangerous situation with our electric wiring (due to another repair after a storm). The situation was explained very carefully to me, but the wheels for a safe and timely correction of the problem were already in motion by that time. Even the glitches seemed to run like clockwork with these people! When I showed some frustration at the way earlier repair (NOT by Bennett) must have been done, Chris explained why the other carpenter might have done it that way. Who knows, but I was impressed with his professionalism when he could have just as easily complained about the other guy. "Professionalism" was the name of the game with this crew. The house looks great. The windows work so well. The iron railing (an after thought on our part, but easily managed by Bennett, and cheaper than another estimate with lesser quality materials) finishes the whole project. Our only regret, was that we had not called them earlier for other work. We will definitely use this company again!
  • We just used Bennett for the first time to replace some fairly large windows my husband couldn't do himself. I am very impressed. We had gotten a few estimates and these guys seemed to have the best product for the best price. We also loved that the sales guy was in & out of our house unlike some other ones that stayed here for over an hour trying to sell us everything under the moon. The windows were put in yesterday & I can't believe how quick they were. The contractors were professional & skillful. If I ever need anything else done to the house I would call them again for sure.
  • So ... Bennett just wrapped up a project at our home East of Albany. What started out as a possible siding job wound up as a complete window replacement, siding and roof replacement job and... minor bathroom renovation. Throughout the process, from the initial visit with Kevin Gutman to the men on site, the experience was a positive one. I strongly recommend Bennett for all of your renovation needs - Just started a fund for what I hope to be phase two come spring!
  • Hi guys, yes, we have used your fantastic company to add on an addition to our home. You had the whole job done in less than two months. Your guys were there everyday and the finished product was gorgeous! We only trust Bennett with our home. Thank you again for a job well done!
  • Contacted several contractors for an estimate on siding and gutters for our addition. Bennett had the best price, took the time to explain our options and made the process as easy as possible. Finished product still looks great a year out. Would definitely turn to them for future projects.
  • Had a large deck installed by Bennett and we were completely satisfied with the work. The estimator did a great job taking in our ideas and added a few of his own. We chose composite decking material and we were completely satisfied with the outcome. We've had Bennett do other jobs for us and we experience the same level of superb craftsmanship each time. Highly recommend. Good experience working with these folks.
  • We needed to repair a 2-story back porch on a two family house.  Bennett came and reviewed what needed to be done and recommended that we replace everything.  We agreed that made the most sense and contracted with the company to replace the back porches.  It went extremely well.  We were originally planning to have the work done in late August or September.  Kevin called us and said they had an opening in their schedule if we wanted it done sooner.  We had the work done in July and it couldn't be better.  Not only do the porches look good, the materials are maintenance free and we won't have to worry about the porches again.  They were responsive to my concerns and made suggestions to make the project go smoothly.  Kevin was very good to work with and the carpenters were terrific - clean, professional, and easy to work with.  The site was cleaned up every day.  Everyone was pleasant and kept us informed each day of their progress.  We couldn’t be happier and will certainly use this company again.
  • Put vinyl siding on detached 2-car garage.   Repaired/replaced a few dented pieces on existing aluminum siding on house.  Responded quickly to request for estimate.   Estimator very professional.  Took a few days for the estimate but the estimate was professionally done and the lowest estimate we received.   Other companies who gave us an estimate gave us an estimate on the spot but they were obviously "ball park" type estimates on their part and were higher than Bennett's. Bennett was able to do some trim work that other companies said couldn't be done (at least not by them).   They arrived on time and completed the work quickly to our satisfaction.   We understood that the estimate did not include costs of "lead paint safety" issues (a new law), and we did question the amount of those costs when they were added, but Bennett worked with us on that issue and it was satisfactorily resolved.
  • Bennett Contracting replaced all of our windows and installed a sliding glass door about a year and a half ago.  They also took another sliding glass door out and put in a window as well as a wall where it was. It was a great experience.  They have excellent workmanship.  I would recommend them to anyone.  It was a good price and a lot less than some other groups that we had estimates from.  They were very nice to deal with and I will call them again.  They were great.
  • Had four vinyl windows replaced.  Had frames built out and wrapped with vinyl.  Steve came out to view the work that needed to be done.  He first thought that the frames holding the old windows were rotted, however, when Dean and Glen arrived and pulled the old windows out, they were not rotted, so I received a credit for not replacing the window frames.  Work was completed, however, because of a miscommunication, the windows were not framed in.  I called Steve and almost immediately, Glen arrived and framed the windows.  Work well done.  This company is great to work with!
  • We had siding put on the house by Bennett Contracting. He was here in September and they did the whole job in 2 weeks. They do all kinds of things. They were very good. There were here for 2 weeks and when they were here they were working and there was no fooling around. We got estimates from several places and that estimate was good. They were very punctual. They came everyday at the time they said they would and they worked all day. I think they were very professional. They had a supervisor who was there all the time. There were 3 guys and 1 guy was in charge and they took their lead from him.
  • Removed a fireplace and replaced it with a wall of windows; replaced a sliding patio door with french doors; replaced two leaky skylights with two ceiling windows; repaired roof; repaired siding; repaired gutter and downspout; installed additional vents in eaves for attic circulation. This was a story of persistence and ultimate success. Some snafus in the ordering process caused some delays, but overall the crew and management were fastidious in their attention to detail and quality. There were some surprises of long-term water damage when they removed the chimney, which meant that the project had to be expanded from the wall up into the ceiling. We negotiated this expansion at each point, and there were no problems. A door arrived with the active panel on the wrong side. Bennett was quick to re-order and even negotiated a discount for us, since the error occurred at the factory. We appreciated the integrity of both manager and crew. Reasonable price overall for the work they did. I'm very satisfied with the outcome. The crew did a wonderful job of trim and sanding, leaving me with perfect surfaces for staining and painting. I've scheduled additional work with this company.
  • Bennett replaced some rotted window trim on the back of the house and cloaked all the wooden trim on the exterior of the windows in aluminum. They were professional; the work was fairly priced, done in a day, and done well. I am thinking of hiring Bennett again this summer to do some insulation work and to give me a quote on upgrading my windows.
  • I called Bennett Contracting to install aluminum siding on my sun room. I had wood shake singles and the wood peckers found a home in the walls. They inspected my sun room to find water damage in the walls. This required replacement of the wall studs and and a new roof.  They furnished me a new estimate, which I agreed to, and proceeded with the work. The siding looks beautiful and complements the brick exterior of the main house.
  • Two separate jobs (replaced windows and siding) around 2005 and 2006 approximately. My last contact was in 2009 for an estimate for bathroom renovation but we decided postpone the renovation. Great experience from the estimate, through selection of materials, visiting the showroom to see samples of both windows and siding, speaking with office staff, they were all very professional.
  • Discovered a mold problem in attic. Caused by improper vent. Bennett knew exactly what needed to be done. Installed proper vents and I decided to add an optional attic fan. At the same time installed fan and vent unit in master bath. I have used Bennett in the past so I had high expectations. As usual they did everything in a timely and professional manner.
  • I used them for my window replacement including 21 windows, a front door and a back door. They did fantastic job. They had a competitive price. They had professional staff and cleaned up everything when they left. There was no mess left behind.
  • I used the services of Bennett Contracting for insulation and window installation.  I last used them in the fall of 2010. They put in new insulation and replaced the window.  They did a really good job.  They were professional.  It did take some time, but they did the job.  They are pretty popular in the area.
  • Very satisfied with Bennett's installation of a skylight in the stairwell of our 1847 built townhouse. Nice guys too!
  • Bennett Contracting gutted our kitchen which included taking down a wall between the kitchen and dining room, pulling up linoleum floor, carpet, and hardwood flooring and moving windows along the back of the house They scraped off 3 rooms worth of popcorn on the ceiling and smoothed out the entire ceiling, installing can lights. They installed cabinets according to our layout, sub-floor and new tile floor, replicated and continued crown molding throughout the new layout. They installed pendent and under cabinet lighting and all the finishing touches we agreed upon. It took a couple of weeks longer than planned due to a change in our plans about flooring but they arrived daily and worked all day, leaving the workplace neat at the end of the day. The carpenter talked to us about the work and offered suggestions but always left the decisions to us. We were very pleased with the outcome and love the new kitchen. Our calls to the project manager were always returned the same day and our questions answered.
  • Great! The main contact, Kevin Gutman, was very professional and available.  Whenever I called Kevin with a question, he called back promptly.  The supply companies he worked with were also very professional.  We had no idea how to design a kitchen but Bennett helped us with all the decisions from appliances to countertops to plumbing.  Their workers were punctual and kept everything clean.  They also worked hard to make sure that everything worked the way it was supposed to and, even after the job was finished, came back the same day I called to fix a minor problem with the sink.  Because the work was over Christmas, we didn't get to make our usual Christmas cookies, so Dean, one of their carpenters, brought us a big tin of cookies that he made!  The window job was exactly the same.  Very nice workers who were punctual and made sure that every window worked well.  Very positive experience!
  • Bennett completely gutted the bathroom. They installed new ceiling, walls, floor, tub/shower, vanity, sink, toilet, door, lighting fixture. Did all Plumbing, electrical and tiling. We have used Bennett Contracting previously to remodel the kitchen. The same installers were assigned to do our bathroom. It was a 3 week project and the work progressed as scheduled each day. Bennett Contractors has been a professional and reliable company to work with.
  • Bennett replaced siding, windows, two sliding glass doors, new entry door, and rebuilt front porch. Great experience. Crew was professional and courteous.  Showed up when scheduled and on time.  Work was done to my satisfaction.  Work area was cleaned up every day.
  • Bennett Contracting personnel were punctual, professional, friendly, and ensured our satisfaction from initial estimate through completion of work.  A quality company with quality people.  I would highly recommend them.
  • After quotes from several contractors we decided to hire Bennett to replace several double hung windows in our home. Although they were not the cheapest, the price was fair and the appraiser, Kevin, eased my concerns about preventing any lead/lead dust contamination as the home is old and we have a young child.  The 2 men, Jim and Carl, came on time and completed the work ahead of schedule and did a great job.  They even put a vent in and charged me nothing extra. We are very happy with the work and would hire them again. After the work we had the house inspected for lead dust by the department of health and they verified there was no contamination.
  • The crews were impeccably prompt, professional, concerned to complete the job to the highest standards. Friendly and ready to explain everything.