I recently had my bathroom in Hoboken renovated by Birchtree Builders. They did a beautiful job! Their estimate was very detailed and contracts were thorough. The quality of the work is exceptional. They dealt with any issues quickly, professionally and completely. They have the ability to think out of the box which really made this process easy. They also helped me pick out tile and bathroom fixtures which I didn't expect but desperately needed. Their experience really shows! I love my new bathroom and would definitely recommend Birchtree Builders.

RCH, Hoboken NJ

Birchtree Builders has been an excellent company to work with. They have provided us with exceptional service, quality and craftsmanship. Not only were the owners completely involved in the project at hand to make sure that everything was running smoothly, but they were easily accessible for any questions we had. In our opinion, it goes a long way when you find a company, such as Birchtree Builders, where the owners are your primary point of contact and are actively involved in all facets of the project.

Melissa Pasquariello Sales Associate Boutique Realty, Hoboken NJ

We hired Birchtree Builders in 2009 for a gut renovation of kitchen and dining room, house utilities upgrade, replacement of roof, various masonry, full backyard stucco, interior decoration and renovation of remaining historical aspects of the ground floor.

Why we picked Birchtree:
  • We asked for 3 bids and had 2 rounds of negotiation after increasing scope later in the process. Mike was easily the most prepared, transparent and easy to access. He pre-planned all of the work
Birchtree often sourced items less expensively than our Architect
  • When we pointed out areas that the bid could be improved, they were improved without fuss.
  • Mike lives in Hoboken - he takes huge pride in his work as a professional and as a neighbor - most Contractors live out of town.
  • We inspected 5 other properties that Birchtree had completed and specifically asked to see work that was older than 5 years. We were impressed that the older work still looked like new - the quality was evident.
  • Given Mike's background as an ex-Wall Street professional as well as a Carpenter, this combination provides Mike with a unique set of skills. When he says things can be done, they can be done.
Why we enjoyed working with Birchtree
  • Carmela. Birchtree is not just Mike, but a family team with his wife Carmela - a team that is virtually always on-line with either email or phone responses, they split tasks between them and are very good with paperwork. Its a very successful combination that we believe no other General Contractor has.
  • If you have a problem, he comes around quickly - no fuss.
  • Hands-on management of issues - he has solutions not problems. He regularly visits the site to check the sub contractors or his crew.
  • Status updates - he (or Carmela) regularly call or email with the status of things - delivery times, progress etc..
  • His Crew is nice and easy to live with - no security issues and kids like them.
  • We paired Birchtree with an Architect and kitchen cabinet maker he had never worked with before - this is unusual as they tend to buddy up and bid as a team - but we wanted Mike so created a new team - we particularly liked the way Mike fitted in and made the new relationships work. We picked Mike ahead of our previous General Contractor who we had a good relationship with and do not regret this decision.
  • No job is problem free and we like the way Mike deals with unforeseen problems. For example, the Mason's left our yard in a mess and when we raised this with Mike, there were no excuses and he completely agreed - he sent his personal crew around immediately to clean up. He handles all feedback positively using his solutions-orientated approach to the job.

In summary, Mike is personable, fair and honest. We would recommend Birchtree to our friends.

Mark and Elisabeth Clemens, 907 Hudson Street

I hired Birchtree Builders to replace all the windows on the first floor of my house.  The process was simple and painless.  Michael came out, personally, to measure all the windows.  He was courteous and quick.  They ordered all the windows - and got me a great price.  When the windows arrived (all perfectly measured), Birchtree sent a crew out to get them installed immediately.  Again, simple and painless.  The team was diligent, polite, quick and responsive.  Michael dealt with the few issues that arose, (relating to work the previous owner had done )professionally and without any extra "change orders".  I work from home and I was barely ever interrupted by the team.

I would hire Birchtree Builders again in a heartbeat.  As a homeowner who can "do it myself" (if I ever had the time), I am really paying for a quality, hassle-free experience - and that is what I got - high quality and hassle free!!

The Ayers Family,
Basking Ridge, NJ

Michael at Birchtree saved the day for me.  He left his daughters game to come help me remove a banister that was blocking my new refrigerator from entering.  After talking to him he was at my place in under 5 minutes, explained what would happen and then did a great job removing the banister.  He even coordinated someone to come and repair it for me.  I liked his service so much I am looking for new projects to hire him for.  Can't say enough nice things.

Jessica H., Hoboken NJ