This is a letter recommending Mitch Speck of Specktacular Home Remodeling Co. for your home remodeling.
We hired them to update & completely remodel our kitchen. The Contractor and all the sub-contractors were punctual & displayed a good work ethic. Schedules were set, met and completed on time, as promised.
The finished product was beautiful & the quality of the workmanship was superb. To sum it up, it was a pleasure to deal with such a classy company.
- George & Shirley, Portland, Or
Specktacular Home Remodeling transformed our kitchen into a space that is as functional as it is beautiful. We could not be more pleased with our new kitchen and it is a joy to cook and work in. We will definitely plan on using Specktacular Home Remodeling for future changes in our home and would highly recommend you to anyone who asks.
-Trevor and Felicia, Damascus
Mitch and Debbie took our long list of wants and must haves then came up with an innovative floor plan that incorporated all our desires in a way that we would not have thought of on our own. This included designing our home for Aging in Place.
While firming up the design, they worked with us to make sure it was both what we wanted and what we could afford. In the end the project was right on time and on budget. We could not be happier with our project and have had Specktacular Home Remodeling back to remodel the hall bath. When we walk in the door, we still think ‘Wow, this is our beautiful home.’
Many thanks Debbie and Mitch. We love our new home!
-Charlie & Bonnie, Tigard
Bruce and I want to thank you for the outstanding remodel job on our bathrooms! They are beautiful. We are so impressed with the professional way you and your crew work. The scheduling, the promptness, how considerate the workers are, and the little extra things you do to make it perfect.
If we ever decide to do another project, it will be your company that does it!
-Bruce & Nadine, Sandy
I was very touched by your ministry to our congregation. To offer to help with the electrical and then make a second trip back here was very giving and thoughtful of you and incredibly beneficial to us!
Thank you so much!
Mitch & Debbie:
You two are the perfect pair in business. You each have specialties and you are both so perfect--customer service and customer relations-wise with customers. Work is absolute perfection all the way. We have enjoyed our experience with you two and Jenna, Brett, Bill, Milt, etc.
Wow! Thank you!
-Kathi, West Linn
I am pleased with the quality of work done by the lead carpenter and his assistant. Both men were easy to communicate with, showed up on time and cleaned up the area before leaving. Their congeniality on the job made the problems of remodeling easier.
We wished for, thought about, and planned our kitchen remodel for years before doing something about it. We watched HGTV, attended shows, and learned from friend's remodel projects. We developed a vision of what we wanted the kitchen to look like. That was the easy part! Finding a contractor we were comfortable with was a daunting task. Selecting the actual products from the vast array of options became almost overwhelming, and we dreaded the inevitable disruption of having our kitchen torn up during the process.
Thank you, Mitch, for your wise counsel and practical suggestions for turning our vision into reality. The product vendors you recommended helped immensely as we sorted through the alternatives. You listened carefully and the result is truly Specktacular!
We value the personal service, professionalism, and attention to detail displayed by you and everyone you brought into our home. We also appreciate the lack of disruption and speed in which you completed the project.
We now have a high quality "dream kitchen" at a fair price. You earned our trust and thanks for a job truly well done. We couldn't be more pleased with the process and remarkable results. While there are undoubtedly many excellent contractors out there, we sincerely believe you are the cream of the crop!
-Dede & Jim, Banks
We can’t express to you how impressed we are with the quality, craftsmanship, and materials used in our home. Your ability to provide us with a detailed proposal ensured there were no “surprises” regarding budget or exactly what to expect when the project was completed.
-Mark & Sue, Sandy
Every aspect of the remodel speaks of excellent workmanship and careful attention to details. Each trade contractor did an excellent job. Mitch, we commend you for your integrity and strength in leadership.
-Ed & DeeDee, Damascus
Thank you for your gift to the Sandy High School Music Foundation Dinner and Auction. Your generous donation contributed to a successful event benefiting the band and choir programs. The organizing committee appreciates your support.
I feel that based on how talented everyone is and how easy you all are to work with, I will need to put you on a retainer for the rest of my life.
-Kathi, West Linn
Mitch Speck was recommended to us and we were told he is on time and meticulous. This turned out to be very true. All aspects of the job were perfect. All the hardwoods and trim were perfectly matched and our family room and dining room turned out beautiful. Mitch was able to do multiple jobs and we did not need to seek out other contractors. We will definitely use Mitch again and highly recommend him for you remodeling needs.
-Greg & Patty, Troutdale
We are writing to express our deepest appreciation for your excellent work and service in the remodel of our kitchen and the construction of our bathroom/closet/utility room/dog shower addition. The quality of your craftsmanship and attention to detail are truly impressive. I knew that when I saw even the screws holding the cabinet drawer knobs were uniformly aligned to the vertical position even though nobody would ever see them, that there would never be any issue with the quality of your work.
We would also like to thank you for your personal attention and thoughtful service. Your patience in working with us through the design process, bank financing hassles, and selection of options was particularly noteworthy. As you know, we had a hard time visualizing what we wanted and the finished result is a testament to your insightful facilitation. We have been getting jealous raves from everyone who visits. At every step of the way you took the time and effort needed to make sure that you were building the things we wanted. The final tribute to your people skills and service was the fact at no time during two major remodeling projects did we feel inconvenienced by your approach to this work.
Please don’t hesitate to use us as a reference where helpful. We are looking forward to the next opportunity to work with you.
-Ray & Paige, Oregon City
I've been meaning to drop you a line for a long time. I just want to tell you that every time I enter that dream bathroom, I admire the incredible workmanship - the tile, plumbing, lighting, and heated floor. ☺ -- AND we so enjoy the other work you did here as well!
-Kathi and Jerry, West Linn
Thank you so much for all the caring work you did in our kitchen. We both love it so much.
-Dale and Ruth, Sandy
Mitch Speck and his team have completed excellent work for us on several remodeling and building maintenance projects, and we certainly will rely on them again if we have future projects. Mitch is a real craftsman at his business, and he has always had attractive, efficient solutions for any project we asked him to look at. Mitch recently remodeled our 4,000 sq ft office building. He had great ideas on how to improve the usefulness and appearance of the building, and the results were dramatic - we receive frequent compliments on our building from our staff and clients. Even the building inspectors frequently complimented Mitch on his work, and Mitch succeeded several times in convincing inspectors to approve lower cost, effective solutions than the inspectors originally demanded. You can count on Mitch to come up with a great solution and do excellent work on your remodeling project.
-Steve & Irma, Gresham
We wanted to send this letter to thank you once again for the excellent job you did in remodeling our Master Bathroom. As you know, our simple flooring replacement turned into much more, when we found extensive rot due to an ongoing leak. Your knowledge and expertise were invaluable in helping us know which options were available. Your honesty and integrity also allowed us to choose a solution without just writing a blank check. Also, your workers were very conscientious as far as working in our private space.
We could not be happier with our “new” bathroom. Your workmanship is exceptional. As we save our pennies and look to future changes, we will definitely plan on Specktacular doing the work.
-Steve & Michelle, Gladstone
My wife and I have had three projects done by Specktacular over the past four years. Each of the jobs were done in a very professional, up front manner. Mitch has been very pleasant to work with. He has been fair, timely and efficient. He has adopted the craftsman's approach to every job: Attention to detail and taking pride in his work. I would recommend Specktacular to anyone interested in quality and fair treatment from a builder.
- Jack & Donna, Boring
A number of years ago we "borrowed" Mitch Speck from our neighbor across the street for whom he had been working for quite some time. We figured he was either very good or very slow, but took a chance. Fortunately he was very good. He did several minor to major remodeling jobs for us and we were extremely satisfied with his work and his character. Later, in another house, we trusted Mitch and his crew to do the whole thing. They completely gutted, redesigned and rebuilt our current home. This fall we will be representing his work in the 2004 Remodelers Home Tour. Before that however, Mitch will be expanding the remodel of 2 years ago and building a new deck. We don't even call anyone else any more.
- Craig & Patricia, Portland
We really appreciated the cleaning up each day and the final overall clean up was wonderful. The last time we had some work done, we had to do the cleaning up and all the painting so all of Mitch’s work was greatly appreciated. We will be happy to recommend Specktacular Home Remodeling to anyone who asks or if you want to tell anyone that asks, you may feel free to have them contact us.
- Jim and Caroline, Sandy
Very seldom does anything turn out the way you planned. Juanita and I are very pleased to say our kitchen couldn't have turned out any better. Specktacular Home Remodeling met and exceeded our expectations during the construction as well as the finished product.
Mr. Speck was very receptive to our ideas as well as to our questions. Mitch took notes about our ideas concerning the layout, manufacture, and material as well as the color palate. He returned one week later with the layout, samples of material and colors; he also brought a schedule of construction. It's my understanding his daughter had a great deal of input concerning how the color and texture of the materials would tie together (she must be very talented!).
Mr. Speck was receptive to ideas and changes during construction. He explained the cost of the changes versus the original plan. On one occasion he brought to our attention a potential plumbing problem. He clearly indicated what the cost for repair would be now as opposed to the cost of repairing this plumbing issue later. We gave him permission to replace some in-wall plumbing based on his input. After it was done, Mitch showed us what had been replaced in addition to the insulation he added. He also took a screwdriver and pushed through the pipe he had removed! That pipe would have failed within the year, so we looked on the change not so much as an added cost of $350, but as a savings of $1000 later. This is just one example of how comprehensive Mitch and his associate Bill were through the remodeling process.
Seldom do I see my daughters agree on anything, however these ladies both agree the kitchen exceeded their expectations. My older daughter even insisted on cooking my birthday meal in our new kitchen.
Specktacular Home Remodeling wasn't the cheapest bid received, but I felt comfortable with their step by step explanations of schedule and materials to be used. After all, a major shouldn't be taken lightly. It's an investment.
Juanita and I hope we have explained why we highly recommend SHR for your next home remodeling project. The craftsmanship, understanding, quality of materials, and methodical schedule of SHR was a wonderful experience. We have received effusive compliments from all who have seen our new kitchen! We are thrilled.
- Lyle and Juanita, Portland
It is with pleasure that I write this testimonial for Mitch and Debbie Speck of Specktacular Home Remodeling. They performed a remodeling of the entire first floor and a total re-piping of our house. We asked Mitch for all new paint, trim, doors, carpet, lighting and plumbing, in addition to kitchen cabinets, appliances and an overhaul of the guest bathroom. The job encompassed 11 areas or rooms.
Though we don't live in a high-end house or neighborhood, Mitch took our job very seriously and sweat a multitude of details to ensure the work was of excellent quality and was finished to a high standard. For example, he painted some of our walls four times to try to get the best finish that he could. Since our job finished, multiple visitors to the house have remarked on the fastidious carpentry that he performed to fit the trim, and both a City inspector and a locksmith told me that the caliber of the work was above the usual standard that they see.
Mitch was a part of the entire project, meaning for the initial consultations and estimation, for the design phase, and during the actual work, most of which he did himself. He was on site every day, or I knew why. He has the support of some very reliable tradesmen ( for carpet laying, plumbing, tiling, counters and electrical work ) who have worked with him for years on a variety of sites and know what he expects. Since I was present in the house for the entire job, I know that no corners were cut. For example, after the new plumbing pipe was laid, new insulation bats were added to the wall and ceiling cavities. And when Mitch left the attic for the last time, he re-leveled and fluffed the insulation in the attic so we weren't left with uneven areas. Even though insulation is hidden in the walls and therefore out of my mind, Mitch took extra effort to do the job right.
Mitch takes care and time to ensure that the project is fully listed and detailed before the work is agreed upon or begun. That both assures good communication and avoids unpleasant surprises and unexpected costs. We used the contract as a living document that we both referred to during the course of the project. If anything came up during the work, we discussed it. He gave me a project timeline, and gave me advance warning of the time that he or tradesmen would arrive to start work each day. I felt that, as soon as our job started, it had Mitch's full attention.
Between Mitch, the interior designer and I, we discussed various ideas and alternatives to upgrade our house. I am glad that, though they listened to me, they also suggested options that I hadn't thought of. I feel that the design we all came up with is a good match for us, the homeowners, and our neighborhood.
I would heartily recommend Mitch Speck and Specktacular Home Remodeling.
-Jane and Allan, Portland
Prior to meeting with Mitch Speck of Specktacular Home Remodeling, we had met with several other remodelers, but did not feel comfortable with either and were still searching. Then friends recommended Specktacular Home Remodeling and what a difference!
Mitch was so professional, left no question unanswered, and provided us additional things to consider, never imposing his opinions, just providing possibilities for our consideration. He was professional in every sense of the word, outlining the job, letting us know when the subs would be here. They were always on time and cleaned up after themselves. I never once felt uncomfortable leaving my home when they were here. Tremendous peace of mind comes with working with professionals of this caliber. So happy with our kitchen refresh. Beautiful quality work! Our kitchen refresh was a spectacular experience from beginning to end, no pun intended.
-Jerry and Marian, Gresham
Felicia and I just wanted to tell you again how much we appreciate the work you do for us. We are incredibly thankful to have found a contractor who delivers outstanding results at a fair price.
I remember when we were first beginning to work with you and were discussing the kitchen estimate you provided. One thing you said stood out then and continues to stand out: "I provide good value." Felicia and I have reflected on that statement several times over the past few years and have come to really appreciate it and agree with it.
We appreciate how much effort you put in to try to understand how we think and to tailor your work accordingly. We also appreciate that you ask us questions that get beyond the "what" to the "why" so that you can brainstorm even better solutions than what we have in mind. Frequently, we have brought a potential solution to you -- but, rather than just implementing it as is, you have asked questions to understand the fundamental problem we are trying to solve. With that knowledge, you usually recommend superior solutions that exceed our expectations.
Last but not least, we also appreciate your character and our friendship.
Again, we love working with you and are looking forward to working with you in 2014 and beyond.
-Trevor and Felicia, Damascus
Thank you for the terrific work in the bathroom. We are really enjoying it.
I entered you on Angie's List and hope it helps bring you continued success.
-Colleen and Tim, Gresham
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