Tim & Pamela Klapproth
“In the end, the house passed the town's inspection flawlessly and we were happily residing in our new home in less than 6 months from start to finish. And one last item, Tom completed the job with a total cost within 2% of the planned budget. Now that is a superior home builder, for sure!”
It has been our pleasure to have contracted with Tom Savage of Pioneer Builders for the construction of two homes for our family. Our first home was built by Tom in 1999 in the Pioneer Heights development, located in Ellington, CT. This house was a traditional Colonial with a two car garage, and was built with many features not often seen in turn-key home designs. Tom’s willingness to listen to our cares and concerns over the features in the home, and his ability to provide us with these items while enabling us to stay within our budget, produced the perfect home for our family.
Almost ten years later, my wife and I were contemplating building a one story home in the same town more suited to our specific needs (kids out of the house!). Once we finally decided on the home design and completed the custom print for construction, our first and only choice to build this home was Tom at Pioneer Builders. Unlike the first home, this design was filled with many specific features that we painstakingly researched prior to the creation of the custom print. We needed a “builder’s builder”, an experienced craftsman who knew every inch of home construction, and Tom filled that bill. From assistance in working through the approval process with the town authorities, to the foundation excavation and site work (Tom actually operated the heavy equipment), to the hands-on oversight of the framing work (Tom found a print error and corrected it onsite), down to the installation of the HVAC system, Tom was there in person to get the job done right the first time. In the end, the house passed the town’s inspection flawlessly and we were happily residing in our new home in less than 6 months from start to finish. And one last item, Tom completed the job with a total cost within 2% of the planned budget. Now that is a superior home builder, for sure!
Sincerely, Tim and Pamela Klapproth