Our most valuable resources are our clients, many of who have worked with us multiple times over the past three decades. Here are a few examples of what they have to say about working with Petrina Construction:
What I’ve most enjoyed working with Joe was his very good taste and his willingness to compromise for a happy medium that satisfied our demand for an ideal kitchen. I should add that he made every effort to make sure that our project meets its expected timeline.
I can’t express our satisfaction with Joe’s two assistants Gary and Dana. They were both very skillful and extremely friendly. His office employees were very nice and helpful. We are very happy with the outcome and love our kitchen very much. I would highly recommend Petrina Construction and appreciate Joe’s
Petrina Construction is all these and more. We highly recommend Joe and all his managers and subs for any remodeling job. They are professional at every level. Everyone that touched our home was honest, responsible and kind—words not usually associated with the contracting industry. That is what you get when you hire Joe. Thank you for my fabulous kitchen!
We found in Joe all of the qualities of a superior contractor in: an eye for detail, creativity, a solution-focused mind, a lack of willingness to compromise, trustworthiness, a good sense of humor, and a love for his clients and our homes. Still, eight years later, we daily marvel at how much we love our house, and we often think of Joe and his wonderful team of committed craftspeople, who poured themselves into making it a gem.”
Then we finally planned a major addition of a new garage and master suite, including replacing the foundation and adding support down to the basement – a three-story undertaking. We decided we needed to hire the best company for the job.
We have now completed three major projects and are planning our fourth (and hopefully final!) which will be a new kitchen. Petrina has done all three of our projects and will definitely be doing the new kitchen too. Why? Because every project is completed with attention to detail, craftsmanship, personal attention, no delays, on time and within the cost estimate we got at the very beginning. Remodeling always generates some “surprises” – these were handled with expertise and careful consultation with us to be sure the finished product is exactly what we wanted.
We enthusiastically recommend Petrina Construction.
Building a home requires hundreds of decisions. Joe and his crew were very helpful at leading me through all of them and getting me to my desired look and function. Everyone, subs included, worked fast and did an excellent job. Some of the work and materials were even supplied by local companies. Although the job was a 40-minute drive from Portland, I never felt that it had a negative impact on the progress of the construction. I’ve had a few people who live in the area, who I don’t happen to know, stop by to see “the red house” and have had many compliments on its appearance and the quality of its construction.
When Portland physicians need home remodeling work, Joe Petrina is the one they seek. I needed a major remodel involving the razing of an older home and the construction of a replacement on an airpark. Joe and his team did the job ahead of time and under budget. The quality of the work was superlative.
When Joe Petrina speaks, contractors and subcontractors listen, and jump to it. Joe was a pleasure to work with, listening carefully to the client, and commanding immediate response from his team. Fifteen years later, when top-quality windows failed long out of warrantee, the manufacturers denied any responsibility. Joe responded immediately in person and had manufacturing management visit from Seattle to inspect the problem. He not only convinced them that the fault was theirs, but also persuaded them to absorb the $30,000 cost. We awaken each day to the quality work that surrounds us in our beautiful home. Joe’s skilled professionalism and integrity are rare commodities.
Beginning with the bid phase through completion, we have been completely satisfied with Joe and his subcontractors. Before the bids were presented, Joe invited each of the subs to the see the project and allow us to meet and interview them. This was very comforting, as we had the opportunity to discuss the project with those that would be in our home. During construction, everyone that came to the home was respectful to both us, our time and to our home.
The work completed by all is some of the best I have ever seen! All were quick to resolve any problems encountered, which gave us peace-of-mind through out the duration. Although Petrina did not present the least expensive bid, they worked hard to deliver good value for every dollar spent. Satisfaction is priceless. I would not hesitate to use Petrina for another project and highly recommend Joe and his team.
Since we were novices to the home building process, we appreciated their professional advice and support during each phase of construction. From coordinating with our architect during the design phase, to helping with site planning, through the construction phase and finishing with meticulous follow-up after we moved in, every detail was completed to a high standard of excellence.
In reflecting on our experience with this building project there are a few areas that I would like to highlight for commendation:
Quality and Experience: We benefitted from Petrina Construction’s 30 years of homebuilding experience. Their knowledge of and relationships with skilled, dependable subcontractors resulted in a remarkable level of quality in our electrical, plumbing, excavating, painting and other specialties. Their talented in-house framing and finish carpentry crews produced a solid, energy-efficient, well-built home with beautiful, custom Craftsman details.
Timing and budget: Everyone is astonished when we tell them that our project was completed within the budget we agreed upon – thanks to Petrina Construction’s detailed cost estimates—and that construction finished early. We actually moved in a few weeks ahead of schedule.
Communication: Through the entire building process, Joe, his project managers and office staff were very responsive to our questions and requests for information. Phone calls were answered either immediately or within a short period of time. Since I was new to the construction budgeting process, I had a number of detailed meetings with financial manager SarahAnne Hazlewood. She was consistently patient, good-humored and informative in answering my many questions.
Supervision: With Joe handling the overall supervision, Steve Casey supervising the construction phase and Gary Ballou managing the finish phase, we were confident that our project was in expert, caring hands. The high level of coordination of subcontractors resulted in beautifully finished rooms and the very timely completion of the house.
Fun: Although building a house is, undeniably, a lot of work, we also had fun. Joe and his staff were courteous, pleasant and enjoyable to work with and very supportive as we worked our way through a massive pile of decisions. Who would have thought shopping for doorknobs could be fun?