Shells Only Complete Home Improvements
Shells Only Complete Home Improvements
December 7, 2018
Hi, so we are finally done with our project (minus the bathroom… hopefully we can schedule that in January with you guys). I just want to tell you how impressed I am with your company and your entire team. I have dealt with different contractors over the last 15 years, commercial and residential, and I have never had the type of overall positive experience that I had with your company. No one even comes close to you guys.
You guys have stuck to the schedule all the time, no delays, and you guys handled the few issues that have come up flawlessly. Denny, the project manager, is the man!
I am not one to give reviews, but I feel compelled to just let you know how happy we are with the outcome. I will be referring you to anyone looking to do any work.
Thanks again and Merry Christmas to you and your entire organization.
August 12, 2018
I hope this letter finds you and the entire shells Only organization doing well and enjoying these last days of summer. This is a follow-up to our prior correspondence of May 15, 2018, where we made you aware of certain structural issues and defects that had arisen since our project close of February 2016 notable cracking tiles in two bathrooms and splitting rafters in the attic.
We would like to thank you, Denny and the rest of Shells Only team for addressing and correcting these issues. Once again, your team displayed professionalism and a commitment to our project that proves we made the correct initial decision to select Shells Only over other well-qualified contracting firms.
We would be remiss if we did not specifically single out the efforts of Denny and his team of Keith and Dan. Regardless of his moving over to the sales side of your team, Denny was focused on seeing these issues corrected and placed his "A-Team" on the job. As for Keith and Dan, all we can say is they hustled unlike anyone else we had work on the project prior. Keith made sure everything was addressed in the correct manner.
Thank you again and enjoy the remainder of the summer.
We used Shells Only for a second story addition. We couldn't be more pleased with the people we dealt with and the quality workmanship. Our project moved long as expected & wasn't a penny over budget. It was a pleasure dealing with Ken W., Julie, & Felix. Our project manager Ryan was patient & professional every step of the way. We will be back when it's time for a new kitchen!
I want to start this review by saying I used these guys back in 2014 after doing much research and having several quotes to add a 14'x26' addition to the back of my home.
Initially, I was very nervous as I had never as a homeowner taken on any type of construction project. My initial consultation was very informative and I was able to meet with the owner Dennis which gave me more confidence to proceed as their quote was significantly more palatable then Allure, Great Additions etc.
So to make a long story short they held my hand and walked me through the whole process. Results were excellent. Exactly as described. FYI 2 years later I had an issue with my tile in my bathroom. A quick call and they came in and fixed the discolored tile by replacing them.
So here we are in 2018 my two sons don't get along so I am on the hook to make my one story addition into a 2 story addition. Stopped by their showroom in Babylon off Sunrise Highway looking for Denny who was my job foreman on the previous job. Instead, I bumped into Angelo a very competent contemporary. I explained my needs and he was quick to help me design my upstairs extension.
The beauty of this company is they handle the whole process from idea to completion (including architect). Luckily I was able to have Denny as my job foreman again. (I requested him). He was the consummate professional and over the whole process, he became a family friend.
So my 2 sons are not fighting anymore and my wife is less stressed. Life is good. Bottom line these guys are the real deal.
P.S, I have to give a shout out to my finishing carpenter Jason he has to be the best craftsman I have ever met. He is the wood whisperer! Robert L. - Baldwin, NY
I've had the pleasure of using Shells twice in the last 5 years: a kitchen remodel and a second-floor addition. We couldn't be happier with the results. Not only is the workmanship fantastic but each person who came into my house was professional, neat and pleasant to deal with!
We highly recommend them!
Thank you for Shells Only of Suffolk, Inc's generous participation as a Stars & Stripes Sponsor in the 2016 Veterans Salute Gala. Your leadership giving will make a positive difference in the lives and futures of our homeless veterans on Long Island.
The Gala event drew over 315 guests who gathered together to salute our homeless veterans who served in the military to protect our security and freedom. To date, the event has raised $185,000 through sponsorship's, ticket sales and special events, a new record for Beacon House.
These funds will be put to immediate use assisting the growing number of veterans and their families who are in crisis. Every day, our veterans rely on Beacon House to provide a safe house, transportation, and the care and treatment of our veterans deserve to attain independent living status.
Your continued support of our mission is deeply appreciated. And, of course, I want you to know I am personally grateful to you for the encouraging support you provide.
I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving and a memorable and cheerful holiday season.
Sincerely yours, Frank Amalfitano President & CEO
To Shells Only,
My husband and I were very pleased with the construction of our home. Shells Only worked in a timely manner. It took two months to build a beautiful second floor with 3 large bedrooms, a full bath with a laundry room, and a huge master bedroom closet.
The siding and the outside of my home are beautiful.
I would like to thank all of the workers at Shells. They are all very nice people. I would especially like to thank Julie and Jill. Whenever I had a question, they knew just what the answer was, or would get back to me promptly.
To Mr. Dennis Katevatis, Owner, Shells Only:
Your company just finished our dormer and porch project. I just wanted to let you know what a great experience we had. Fred was our foreman. He is an asset to your company. Julie is also very nice and helpful.
I would recommend your company and if we need any other work done, we will call.
Lori and Louis, North Bellmore
I would like to take this time to review my experience with your company. Right from the start, Ron was the most professional and thorough sales rep we encountered during the search process. Ron's follow through on request and his ideas made our choice of your company very easy.
When construction started, Louis the framing supervisor was constantly making sure the demolition in the house was done on a clean and neat time frame and kept our living space manageable. Ryan was in constant contact with me regarding any issues or questions. Julie's involvement in daily deliveries and relaying the time frame for deliveries was exceptional and made the job flow without any issues.
We are so glad our choice of your company made this home conversion process exceed our expectation.
We do not normally write contractors praising their work, but your organization is an exception. You built your company with caring professionals.
I would like to single out:
Gene – handled the construction phase like a pro. If I had a problem it was corrected immediately. He checked the progress of the work and made sure the site was clean.
Julie – She would contact me about deliveries and schedule, and treated me like family.
Jayson and Rich – These two were great. Their work was neat and clean
Your electrical, plumbing and tile workers were all perfect.
Dennis, thank you for our beautiful kitchen. We are recommending you to our neighbors.
Maureen and Ray
To Shells Only,
We are in the process of having improvements done to our home, and we would like to express how happy we are with Joe. Joe's work is excellent, neat and precise. His respectful attitude, his knowledge of carpentry, and his ability to work independently are impressive. Shells Only should be very pleased with such a valuable employee.
Daniel and Kathryn, Mineola
We are in the process of having home improvements done by your company, and we would like to express how happy we are with Joe, the master carpenter on our job. Shells Only should be very pleased with such a valued employee. Joe's work is excellent, neat and precise. His knowledge of carpentry is impressive.
Mr. and Mrs. T, Mineola, NY
The easiest renovation ever! Shells Only is the easiest contractor I have ever dealt with. They were hired to renovate two bathrooms, replace windows and doors, install new siding, a new driveway, patio and walkway. Product selection was easy because everything was available to see in the Shells showroom.
Once construction began, the workers arrived on time each day and were extremely courteous. I was happy to see the same workers each day. Their craftsmanship was superb, as well as their cleanup after each day. Shells is so good they were hired again to install new kitchen counters. Again, the quality of the work was amazing! We receive compliments from neighbors, friends, and family every day! I highly recommend Shells Only for any renovation needs.
Rob, Hicksville, NY
Shells Only provided top-of-the-line courteous service with our bathroom remodeling. They were contracted to completely gut our bathrooms and provide the highest quality renovation. Shells worked with us through every detail. We were especially happy with Ryan, our project manager. We highly recommend Shells Only for any project in, and outside, your home.
David, Hauppauge, NY
Our construction project was a partial addition of a second floor and our first major construction. My wife and I were completely satisfied with the experience. Having major construction in your home can be a very nerve-racking experience. However, the people at Shells Only alleviated any of these concerns.
First, the construction was completed on budget by both time and dollars. With Shells Only, the budget you agree to at the start of the of the job is the one they stick to. Second, when working with Shells Only, you're dealing with a one-stop shop company that is responsible for all phases of the construction. They don't use subcontractors for plumbing or electric or roofing. Everyone you deal with is representing Shells Only. This provided us with peace of mind that we weren't going to need to find a separate architect, electrician or other tradesmen to complete their phase of the project. In addition, we didn't have to worry that if something went wrong, the finger would get pointed from the architect to the contractor, to the subcontractor.
Finally, the craftsmanship was top notch. The construction was completed exactly as we had agreed on. From Al in design to the supervisors to the framing and carpenters crew, to the sheetrock and insulation crew, plumbing, heating, electric, siding, and the office staff, everyone was a pleasure to deal with and a true professional. They don't leave the job until you're satisfied and they stand by their work. We highly recommend Shells Only to anyone who is considering a home improvement project.
Anthony and Alisa B., East Meadow, NY
We are happy to say that Shells did an exceptional job of turning our house into the home we had always hoped it would be. We, and all of our friends and neighbors, still marvel at how Shells transformed what used to be a basic wide-line cape into a beautiful rear-dormer-ed home. We are constantly complimented on the design and beauty of our kitchen. From the quality and finish of the cabinetry to the fit of the appliances, the pride and quality of your craftsmanship are obvious. We have even had skilled carpenters comment on the work that was put into every detail, like the base molding. All of this and more, in three short months and at a price that would suggest a far more expensive project.
Your team was professional from the first sales meeting to the final sign-off. Thanks to Shells, our home has gained curb appeal and now has character inside and out. We cannot thank Shells enough. We could not have selected a better company to rebuild our home.
Linda and Chris
We interviewed several construction companies before we decided to go forward with our renovation. Are so happy that we chose Shells Only to do our extension. Every step of the way the Shells Only staff has been personal and professional. The salesman came back to us within 24 hours with a detailed estimate that we felt was reasonable. The office staff was instrumental in getting our variance and permits taken care if in a timely fashion. We didn't lose one day of work!
Once the construction began, the crew worked non-stop to get the job done. They were very safety-conscious and careful not to impose on our family. Their organization was so efficient that they finished our project ahead of time! The building inspector even commented to us on what a great job the crew was doing.
We highly recommend Shells Only for any home renovation or extension project.
Joyce and Mike
We'd like to extend our thanks to the Shells Only staff for the renovations of our home in Bellmore. The professionalism, attentiveness, and accessibility of all involved was greatly appreciated. Being honest with the customer is the best way to make a sale. We were confident we were dealing with a reputable company and are extremely pleased with the outcome. I can't believe it's our house! It looks fantastic and the neighbors have commented on how nice it looks. Dennis, you should be very proud of the staff you have working for you. We'll definitely consider Shells Only again in any future renovations.