Testimonials

Some of our clients have requested that their testimonial letters exclude their address and full names.   Respectfully, we have not included this information within their letter.

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14/01/2004

Dear Chris:

Just a short note to thank you for the excellent response with regard to the small area of missing insulation at our residence.

My wife and I are amazed at the speed of your service and that of your supplier, Glacier.  The fact that you also sent one of your people over to check the work really sets you apart in the world of contracting.

Prior to my retirement I was responsible for the design and construction of all Hilton International Hotels worldwide and have worked with contractors in some 50 countries. 

Its nice to know that one of the best lives just up the road.

Warmest regards,

William (Bill) Webster
V. P. Technical Services
Hilton International (retired)

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William W. Winspear
687 Ardmore Drive
Sidney, B. C.
V8L 3S1

July 2nd, 1996

 

Mr. Chris M. Neal
Ardmore Construction Ltd.

Dear Chris:

It occurs to me that (apart from inevitable minor items) these cheques conclude our rather complicated project.

This being the case, I must say once again what a pleasure it has been doing business with you.  That we were able to complete a project of this complexity while I spent most of my time in Dallas is remarkable.  That we were able to do so to Margot's and my virtually complete satisfaction is a magnificent accomplishment on your part.  For ours, we are sure glad we found you.

Your care and thoughtfulness were as important as your professional skill in completing what is a joy to us and should be a source of considerable pride to you.

Yours sincerely,

Bill Winspear

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September 30th, 2002

To Whom It May Concern

We are very pleased to write this recommendation for Ardmore Construction, Co., Ltd. This company is the reflection of Chris and Cheryl Neal who, in our opinion, are governed by honesty, integrity and responsibility.

We have been totally delighted with our relationship with the Neals. Chris is an excellent manager of all the trades and subcontractors. He chooses them with great care and they are proud to have been selected, and are extremely loyal and eager to please not only Chris, but also us as owners. Cheryl is most gracious, and excellent in providing up-to-date expenses and timely statements. Chris exhibits utmost patience, is always accessible, and extremely prompt in returning telephone calls, all attributes of great benefit to a client.

Without exception, our experiences during the design phase, construction phase, and the follow-up phase after we moved into our new home in May 2002 have been very pleasurable.

We assure anyone who commissions Ardmore Construction that they will enjoy a very satisfying and professional experience. Please feel free to contact either of us if you have any questions or if we can be of further help.

Robin and Marilyn

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September 7th, 2002

To Whom It May Concern:

When we decided to build a custom home, friends recommended Chris Neal, of Ardmore Construction in North Saanich, B. C., as a reliable and conscientious builder.

From our first meetings with Chris and his wife and partner Cheryl, we developed a positive and productive relationship, that has been sustained over the past two years. During the initial months when we searched for a suitable lot, he would attend at sites and offer advice, our search lasted six months and Chris remained positive and patient. Finally a suitable lot became available and the serious planning process began. He advised us on house planning and site location and drew up a detailed contract that was signed by all parties.

During the building process we were kept informed by regularly scheduled meetings, telephone, fax or during drop ins at the site. If Chris was not available, Cheryl would answer our concerns and attend to scheduling details. His subcontractors were friendly, informative, provided sound advice and meticulously applied their skills. The house was completed on schedule at the contract price agreed to, except for enhancements that we added and were detailed in supplemental work orders. During the entire process he impressed us with his honesty, knowledge, communication, commitment and hands on involvement.

We have lived in our new home for one full year and find it very comfortable and utilitarian. Only very minor deficiencies arose and they were handled correctly and promptly. We were fortunate in having Ardmore Construction build our home, and would highly recommend them to anyone planning on doing the same.


James and Lorraine

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Gerard A. Bernhoff
1829 Lands End Road
North Saanich, B. C.
V8L 5J2


To whom it may concern:
Subject: Chris M. Neal, Ardmore Construction Ltd.

Feb. 7, 2002


It is with great pleasure that I wish to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the excellent work that Mr. Neal and his company performed in the construction of our home in North Saanich.

We had lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, and had decided to build our retirement home in North Saanich. Our funds were limited and we had some somewhat unusual ideas for our home. Mr. Neal managed to satisfy our desire for a "post and beam" type home and build it within the limits of our budget during the spring and summer of 1991.

Mr. Neal had been recommended to us. He inspected the property with us and advised us on the suitability of the lot prior to our purchase of the property. He arranged for a survey of the property, obtained the services of a civil engineer and got all the necessary approvals and permits. I had prepared sketches for the design of the house and Mr. Neal hired an architectural consulting firm to produce the proper construction drawings.

Construction began in March and we were able to move into our home at the beginning of September, as promised. Mr. Neal managed to stay within the agreed upon budget and has produced a home for us in complete accordance with our wishes.

It has been a pleasure doing business with Mr. Neal. We have remained on the most friendly terms and we have been happy to rely on him and on his expertise for any additional construction work and advice since the construction of our home.

I would be happy to supply any additional information if desired.

Gerard A. Bernhoff

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Stephanie and Jeff Peat

December 16, 2001

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is concerning the work we had done last year by Ardmore Construction and the relationship we had with the owners Chris and Cheryl Neal.

We were first fortunate to have them available to work on our project (New Home Construction) and then very lucky that they re-arranged their schedule to accommodate our start date changing numerous times because of permit problems with both the District of North Saanich and the CRD. Throughout this difficult time Chris was instrumental in aiding us with our applications for our building permits.

We found in working with the Neal's that they really are concerned that the client is happy with the process and that they are well informed of the day to day workings and issues of the building process. Chris made things easy for us by handling all the technical aspects of the building but always leaving the choices completely in our hands. Any issues and problems that arose were handled responsibly, quickly and efficiently. He has such a good rapport with his sub-contractors our project was never left on the backburner because scheduling conflicts, in fact Chris got us into our home before the estimated move in date - now that's impressive.

Cheryl was most helpful with information regarding the filing for the GST rebate and was more than willing to help out if we had any questions or concerns.

We have a beautiful quality built home and even now, one year later have not had any problems that have required a builder call back. We would highly recommend any project by Ardmore Construction and we are thrilled with our new home and are pleased to have had the pleasure to work with Chris and Cheryl Neal.

Stephanie and Jeff Peat

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October 11th, 2001

Dear Chris and Cheryl

Thank you for building our beautiful new home.

Chris, you were forever patient and caring throughout the entire building experience always giving me the time and respect to explain the whys and whens. You always made us feel it was just as important to you to build a wonderful home as it was for us and we really appreciated your great approach to the whole process.

Cheryl, thank you for explaining any query we had and always with a smile. You make a wonderful team and have a company that you should both be proud of.

Thank you again for all your time and energy and we also look forward to a continued friendship.


Sincerely,


"Homeowners"

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April 8th, 1998

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:


We have known Chris Neal of Ardmore Construction Ltd. for almost five years. Chris recommended to us the designer for our home to be built, whom we were most fortunate to acquire.

Chris Neal and his wife are outstanding, honest and dependable people. Chris has always been most co-operative and helpful, and was very professional during the construction; as were all of the various subcontractors and employees who worked on our home. Something very impressive was the professional way in which Ardmore Construction presented periodic itemized statements at any time upon request so that we knew where we were financially in the project at any given time.

In closing, my husband and I would recommend Ardmore Construction Ltd. without hesitation. We are extremely pleased with our new home and consider Chris and Cheryl Neal as good friends.

Yours sincerely,

Jim and Mary Ellen

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December 5, 1997

Chris Neal
Ardmore Construction


Dear Chris,

Thank you very much for the fine job you did building our house. We appreciate the quality work you did under a stipulated price contract. You chose good subcontractors and dealt with them effectively. Your supervision on the site was impressive to us and to our neighbours. We have received favourable comments about the fine quality of the front concrete and stone work, the fitting of the fascia boards, and the quality of the workpersonship of the back deck.

Please convey our thanks to your employees and your subcontractors. They were courteous and helpful at all times.

Special thanks to:
You, for making the crawl space deeper so that it was much more useful;
Paul P, for an excellent job of the roof, the entry, and the back deck;
Richard, for his water distribution panel and undersink layouts;
Brian, for his moulded arches and first quality work;
Randy, for his superb wiring job;
Al, for his drywall finishing;
Young Paul, for suggesting the correct tile layout in the laundry; and
Jordan's carpet layer who did what I thought was impossible.

You are most welcome to show the house to prospective customers.

We would certainly recommend Ardmore to anyone wishing to build a new house.


Yours truly,

Dave Killam