Testimonials: What People Are Saying

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Business Associates Testimonials

Custom range top and surrounding cabinets

Custom kitchen cabinets

Recently my company expanded into a new commercial building in need of extensive renovations. Michael Handrahan Remodeling made the transition for us one of the best service experiences I have ever had. From start to finish their experience and professionalism was readily evident. For future projects I would not consider any other company in their field. For me, Michael Handrahan Remodeling is the ‘gold standard’ when it comes to construction and renovations. ~ Bill LaRossa, President, WL Trading LLC , Hingham

“Kevin (in the millwork division) has a good work ethic and his work is spot on. He is always eager to help and will work with you. He will do anything you ask him.”  – Jarad Z  (worked with Kevin for over 7 years while working with a plumbing company)

“Kevin (in the millwork division) is very receptive to the customer’s needs and works well with customers to create exactly what they want. He takes pride in his work and it shows on the finished product. His custom cabinetry looks like something you’d see in a real high-end magazine built to fit that particular project or space. Customers will get what they’re paying for.” – Michael Tompkin, owner of Tompkins Electrical in Hingham (Michael has worked on many, many projects with Kevin for over 12 years.)

Customer Testimonials

Bernadette and I had a tired, old kitchen built in the 1970’s that needed significant improvement, and we asked Mike for his expertise. He offered us many ideas, and we hired Mike to add on a bay to our garage, build a new custom kitchen above it, and an office above that. The office has since turned into “the coolest teenager bedroom in Norwell” with a spiral staircase leading to it, a wonderful skylight, and the best view of our property. We are so thrilled with our addition, and use all aspects of it every day. Working with Mike and his staff is an absolute pleasure, and this major project was accomplished with minimal disruption to the rest of our home. Every person who sees our kitchen for the first time has the same reaction, “WOW!” It is as functional as it is beautiful, and we are very proud whenever we host our family and friends. Mike’s highly skilled and professional staff communicated with us daily so we always knew what to expect. The project was finished on time, on budget, and we couldn’t be happier. ~ Mark and Bernadette Kingston, Norwell

sliding barn door

Custom barn door

“We shared our vision with Kevin and he turned it into our reality.  Kevin made sure that we were with him every step of the way, he never went ahead with anything until he knew we were on board.” ~ Sheila

We highly recommend Michael Handrahan Remodeling (MHR) for your building and construction needs. We are in the final stages of a year-long whole house renovation and addition with Michael Handrahan Remodeling as the general contractor. As we look back to the beginning of our project, three things clearly stand out: Communication – Communication with Mike and his team (both office staff and in-the-field construction professionals) was excellent throughout the project. Mike was available promptly by phone or in person for whatever we needed to discuss. He patiently answered our many questions and explained fully, and in understandable terms, the pros and cons of each issue. Mike kept us abreast of what was coming next, what decisions we needed to make, and by when. Quality Craftsmanship – The level of workmanship is excellent! No shortcuts were taken with respect to using quality materials, techniques, and craftsmanship. MHR’s carpenters are creative and extremely talented professionals who helped us turn our dreams into reality. Resources – Mike called on the very best from the various building trades (e.g., framing, plumbing, electrical, etc.) to complete our project. The sub-contractors know that the bar is high when working under MHR’s direction and were up to the challenge of delivering the very best. Mike also has well-developed relationships with the suppliers of building materials and finish products. We can truly say that we enjoyed the whole process. We don’t know that we’ve heard many others say the same about their experience with house renovation and additions. ~ Sheila Collins and David Vargo, Hingham

Mike Handrahan has handled all of my remodeling projects both big and small in the 16 years I have lived at Hingham Woods. Working with Mike and everyone at Michael Handrahan Remodeling is a joy. Mike is a very good listener and his suggestions are always right on. Every project has been a resounding success. ~ Marie Doyle, Hingham

Whenever I plan a remodeling project for my townhouse at Hingham Woods, I contact Michael Handrahan. He has worked on these units for years and knows their construction. He promptly returns calls and keeps appointments. His work is excellent, a true craftsman. For my next project, I will definately be contracting with Michael Handrahan Remodeling. ~ MaryEllen Ford, Hingham

Our relationship with Mike Handrahan began 15 years ago when we put an addition onto our home in an historic district of Hingham. Our architect and we put the job out for bid and chose Mike on the basis of his reputation and our personal impressions. We made an excellent choice! Mike’s work exceeded our greatest expectations. He hires the finest, highly skilled, polite and decent people. Mike is fair and honest. He is easily accessible and stands by his work. He does what he says he will do. When we decided to do two additional, extensive renovations, we did not even put our jobs out for bid, but rather asked Mike when he was available. We would not think of having anyone else do work for us. Mike is the best. ~ Judy and Lee Forker, Hingham

Michael Handrahan Remodeling has finished three major projects for us as well as several smaller ones. Every project was started and completed in a timely manner; his workers arrived on time and were all extremely respectful. We don’t even consider getting other bids when we have building projects that require a contractor, whether it be a major renovation or something smaller. We know Mike will do quality work, will be here on time, will always be available and we will have a gorgeous finished product. We can’t recommend him highly enough! ~ John and Penny Frabotta, Hingham

We have never ever had anything but great experiences with Michael Handrahan Remodeling, Inc. ~ Charley and Lynn Hayes, Hingham

Hiring Mike Handrahan was the best thing my husband and I did when we wanted to renovate our kitchen and downstairs! Mike and his crew of talented craftsmen brought our plan to life, helping us to make smart decisions and alterations along the way. Mike was timely and thoughtful about his approach to our job. His guys were respectful. His work site was always clean at the end of the day. Mike showed up every day until the project was complete. He coordinated his subcontractors effectively. He was always available to answer questions. He was true to his estimate and change orders were well documented. I really can’t say enough about working with Mike and his entire crew. I love the space they created for our family. ~ Karen Johnson and Jim Broderick, Hingham

Entryway storage and seating

Custom mudroom lockers

It’s nice to have the opportunity to say publicly how great Mike Handrahan has been. He has worked with us on many projects, large and small, for many years, and we would recommend him without reservation. When other builders might say that something will be difficult and expensive to accomplish, he invariably will say, oh, that’s no problem, that’s easy enough to do. He can immediately size up a problem or request and easily figure out the best way to do it. He’s just extremely capable. Mike has lived in Hingham all his life and is known and respected by all the tradesmen in the area and he can pull together the best team for a project. He’s always responsive and returns calls surprisingly fast, even when he’s very busy and he has a great deal of integrity. He’s a builder’s builder and we wouldn’t think of working with anyone else. ~ Joe and Gail Lenehan, Hingham

Michael Handrahan Remodeling, Inc. has done work for our family for over 20 years; from small renovations to 5000 square foot additions. The attention to detail and the workmanship is outstanding. The coordination of subcontractors is a top priority and the schedule for the construction is realistic. Mike returns your calls, answers your questions, makes suggestions and builds to satisfy your vision of the end result. We could not recommend him more highly no matter what the project involves. ~ Jeff and Gerry Lynch, Hingham

It has been our great pleasure working with Michael Handrahan Remodeling, Inc. for the past twenty years. During the course of these past years we have remodeled our kitchen, bathrooms, put on an addition, installed siding to the exterior of the house and added a deck. Numerous additional projects have been undertaken and we have always found Mike Handrahan to be immediately responsive. The quality of the workmanship and the products used, the responsiveness of the office staff and our great happiness with the projects have all made our experiences with Michael Handrahan Remodeling, Inc. exceptionally positive. We highly recommend Mike for any remodeling project and would be happy to speak with anyone as a reference. ~ Ann Marie and Jack Manning, Hingham

Hingham residents are fortunate to have Mike Handrahan and his crew to work on their homes. Mike is the nicest and most professional contractor you could ever ask to come into your home. His crew comes prepared for whatever job is ahead of them and they work hard and smart and complete their jobs in a timely manner. It is a pleasure doing business with Michael Handrahan. ~ Michaela McSheffrey, Hingham

Handrahan Remodeling, Inc. has done two jobs for me at my Hingham Woods condo; an interior wall removal/renovation and an exterior deck replacement/enlargement. On both occasions I found Mike’s planning, estimating and materials procurement to be handled in a very efficient, knowledgeable, professional manner. Execution of the jobs and the craftsmanship of his men was First Class! They were a pleasure to have in and around my home and I would recommend them unconditionally to anyone in need of the highest quality workmanship performed by this very talented resource. ~ John O’Neil, Hingham

I’ve recommended Mike to many of my clients and the results have always been excellent! ~ Robin Pelissier, Hingham

The high quality of Mike’s work is indisputable. His passion to do the job right is obvious, every time. But on top of all that is his ability to creatively solve challenges posed by aged buildings and unusual structures. He’s done several jobs for me over the years and I will continue to call upon him as needed. One other thing: he employs men who are highly competent, respectful, and a pleasure to have around while the job is getting done. ~ Elizabeth Rech, Hingham

My experiences with Michael Handrahan Remodeling have always been nothing less than outstanding. I know that when Mike is doing a job, it will be done on time, on budget and done right. He is truly a great contractor and that is a rare find.            ~ Barbara Schmitt, Hingham

After remodeling a kitchen, a bath, building an addition on our first home and building our current home, we have had quite a spectrum of experiences with different contractors in the building and renovation department. So, when we decided to do some remodeling and add a sunroom to our home we called Michael Handrahan Remodeling because of his outstanding reputation. Well, we were not disappointed with our decision. Every project has come out beautifully. He always returns calls and stands behind his work. The construction crew and sub-contractors are professional, highly qualified craftsmen. Their work is of the highest quality. We can honestly say that every experience has been a pleasure and that we would never consider working with anyone other than Michael for any future projects. ~ Kevin and Joanne Smith, Hingham

We have used Mike Handrahan several times since 2000. He has completed a major renovation and addition, complete kitchen, all trim and ceilings on the first floor, replacement of 6 skylights and new roof, 2 new bathrooms and a new heating system. For all of these projects his estimates were fair, accurate, honest and free. Each job was given a reasonable time for starting the project, and realistic completion date. Mike was available daily, and his crew was on time every day. They are courteous and qualified craftsman. Coordination of the tradesman is exceptional, with seeming military precision. There is daily cleanup, and at the end of the project, the cleanup is perfect. Mike remains available for any problem or question during or after the job is completed. ~ Geoffrey and Nanette Habershaw, Hingham

There are probably very few people who come out of any construction experience who say it was fun, but, yes, it was fun. You finished absolutely on schedule and each member of your crew was invested in the work. ~ Georgette Sullivan, Hull

We can enthusiastically (and safely!) say that after a 20 year association and seven renovation projects with Mike we are indeed satisfied and happy customers! ~ Kathy and Dick Norman, Hingham

We needed additional handrails installed on our stairways from the first floor to the second floor and from the first floor to the basement to assist us getting up and down. Michael summed up our need and immediately put the wheels in motion to accomplish this task. Within a few days a very capable carpenter was on the job and completed the installation of the railing on both stairways in one morning. The handrail from the first floor to the second floor matched the contour of the existing handrail. The single handrail from the first floor to the basement was completely replaced and a second matching handrail was installed. My wife and I feel very secure using our new handrails to move around our home. The finish work was excellent and I certainly would recommend Michael Handrahan Remodeling, Inc. to provide high quality workmanship at very reasonable costs. ~ Emmette G. Jackson, Jr, Hingham

Thank you for building a beautiful new home for me and my family. We are truly grateful to you and all involved in the re-building of our home. A special thanks to Mitch for his patience and kindness. ~ Pat Urbati and Family, Hingham

We have been customers of Michael Handrahan Remodeling since 1993. We are satisfied customers and have enjoyed our relationship with Mike. In 1993 Mike contracted with us for a major renovation of a 30 year old home which involved gutting the house completely and removing the front wall. The renovation was on time and on budget. It lasted for about 6 months and we were comfortable with the level of consultation throughout the process as well as the finished product. Shortly after project completion, The Boston Globe, in its Sunday Magazine supplement, featured pictures and text of our house in an article on home renovation. Since that time we have repeatedly called on Michael Handrahan Remodeling for additional projects because their estimates are competitive, their workmanship is excellent and they keep to their estimates. We would recommend Mike Handrahan for any home construction or remodeling project.               ~ Annabelle and Peter Wallace, Hingham   

When my husband and I decided to renovate our house we met with at least five general contractors. They were all very personable and seemed like they would be fine to work with. Our project was quite extensive and we were planning on living in the house throughout the renovation. After about six months of deliberating over who to use for our project, we chose Michael Handrahan and his crew because of the comfortable feeling we got when going over plans, etc. Also, his reputation was impeccable. All of the workers on our job seemed as honest and hardworking as Mike. The renovating time lasted seven months and was definitely challenging at times, but each day the house was cleaned up and from the framer to the electricians and plumbers, the craftsmanship and final results were wonderful. We will definitely use Michael Handrahan on any future house projects. ~ Kelly and Mark Truchan, Hingham

MHR was a pleasure to work with. As a first time home owner, I was unsure of who to trust with the small addition to our home in Hingham. Mike and his team were thoroughly knowledgeable of the project and its requirements and even made suggestions to the plans that resulted in our increased satisfaction. I have recommended Mike and MHR to friends and will continue to do so. ~ Brooke Carey, Hingham

Michael Handrahan Remodeling has done many smaller jobs for me over the years, so when it came time to remodel my kitchen I called Mike. Mike and his crew did a terrific job. They were attentive to my specific design requests and willing to give advice based on their experience, when I wasn’t sure. I am very pleased with the results. ~ Charlene Taylor, Hingham

We recently purchased a home in Hingham with much potential, but in need of a lot of work. We selected MHR after speaking with a number of contractors and have been very pleased with our choice. We had a long list of things to accomplish in our first phase of work and a very specific deadline due to visiting family. Mike and team were completely dedicated to working with us and accomplishing everything on time (even as we would keep adding things to the list!) – an experience you do not often here about with other contractors. Each of the individuals on the team were clearly talented, professional and respectful of our home. We have a long list of additional projects to complete over the next couple of years and we plan to work with MHR on every one. ~ Molly Bogan, Hingham

Until we worked with Michael Handrahan Remodeling, we struggled to find contractors who would answer their phone, show up when they said they would, clean up after themselves,and complete the job on time. We’ve now worked with them on several jobs from a complete downstairs renovation to small jobs such as having custom built ins put into our family room. Every job has been completed on time, on budget, and to perfection! His team is professional and a pleasure to have in our home. We’ve recommended them to friends and family, and the results have been outstanding in every case. ~ Chris and Joanne Healey, Hanover

“We’ve been working with Handrahan Remodeling for several years now and I can’t say enough good things about them. The work product is outstanding, they’re incredibly responsive and efficient, and they’re truly a pleasure to deal with. At the start of a project, Mike gives us great ideas for what we can do within our budget – without any upsell or scope creep, then Mitch/Kevin etc. all get the work underway quickly and cleanly, with Mike closing the loop to ensure that everything meets our expectations. Having worked with a number of contractors on a couple different properties, I can unequivocally say these guys are the best.” ~ Steve and Kelly Collins, Hingham

Mike Handrahan Remodeling provided us the most ideal combination of professional business practices and hands-on workmanship when renovating our kitchen and master bathroom. From the initial consultation to the final details of construction, Mike delivered a superior product, satisfying us beyond our expectations. His ability to communicate and understand our specific requests and concerns coupled with his passion for the profession, yielded a beautiful testimony to his dedication to please his customer. Mike is an honest and fair professional, eager to complete his work in a timely and precise manner. His dependable approach to the work is very reassuring to the homeowner. We lived in the house during the construction period (5 months) and Mike and Mitch made sure that there was as little interruption possible to our day-to-day living. As a local firm he was always available to us when we had a question or needed to consult with him on the project. His team of subcontractors were always courteous, friendly, trustworthy, punctual and kept the workspace clean at the end of each day. The end result of the project has fulfilled our hopes of a “dream” kitchen and we are thrilled with it. I have plans for further small renovation work and I will be using Mike and his team without hesitation. I would highly recommend Handrahan Remodeling for their excellent work. ~ Caitriona Ni Dhuchon and Dan Kingsbury, Hingham

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