Client Testimonials

We have been very lucky to work with many great clients, architects and other building professionals. See the following testimonials and reviews on our Houzz website for their perspective on Red House.

  "Red House worked closely with us through every step of our project to make sure that the outcome was what we envisioned. It was important to us to maintain the character of both the interior and exterior of our 1932 home in Burlington while adding space and updating utilities. We were very happy with the advice we received, particularly in regard to the new heating system, insulation, and door and window choice. The craftsmanship of the work is superior and the professionalism of everyone on the crew and team of subcontractors was second to none. We'd recommend Red House to anyone looking for a first rate job."

-Miles & Stefanie Waite Burlington, VT


I have been fortunate to work with Redhouse on both large and small projects. They really get it. As builders, they manage to see the balance where good design, value and craftsmanship merge to create the best possible product for each client's needs. I continue to be impressed by their attention to detail, and ownership of responsibility. They are a pleasure to work with.

-Ramsay Gourd, AIA


We love the Red House guys; even after 11 months of construction! They are all smart, skilled and easy to work with.

-Leslie Halperin


We can't say enough good things about working with the folks at Red House. They have such good taste, really listen to what the client is trying to accomplish, and their workmanship is exquisite. We look forward to doing a major renovation project with them in the future.

-Your Friends on the Lake in Ferrisburgh


Megan and I both feel that we could not have had a better experience- from beginning to end. This was our first experience with a major renovation and we had concerns about every aspect of the project. The guys at Red House guided us through each stage and provided all of the guidance we needed to make informed (budget conscious) decisions as we encountered unexpected complications and the original state of the house. We really enjoyed getting to know all of the members of the Red House family and we wouldn't hesitate to use you again for any construction project. In short, we would recommend Red House to our family and friends based on the quality of the work performed, their complete professionalism, and diligent attention to even the smallest detail. In the end, we got all of the amenities of a modern home with the charm and character of an original 1850s Vermont farmhouse- in short, the home of our dreams!

-Cameron & Megan Charlotte, Vermont


I cannot say enough good things about Red House Building. Red House recently refinished our basement- essentially adding a floor to our house of new living space. I had an initial vision in my mind of what I wanted, but Chris (our general contractor) helped me finalize a design that worked within my budget. I was often overwhelmed with the number of decisions that had to be made, but again, Chris helped me make those decisions by offering suggestions and recommendations based on his experience as a builder. The project took approximately 3 months to complete. Chris provided me with a detailed timeline listing each week. The schedule was very helpful to me because I knew when I had to pick out tile, decide on paint color, choose light fixtures etc... In other words, I knew what to expect and when to expect it. Chris was amazing in his ability to line specific people up so that they were here when they needed to be, i.e. the plumber, the electrician, the sheet rocker. Chris also provided me with reports throughout the project detailing expenses to date. Dan, the lead carpenter, was everything you could ever want in a builder- professional, hard working, dependable, trustworthy and experienced! Dan was here early every morning without fail and often left past 7:00 pm at night. I never hesitated to ask him to do/change something and he was always willing to do more. He went above and beyond! Everyone I met from Red House has that same work ethic. If you are looking for quality work, we highly recommend Red House! And thank you Red House for our beautiful basement!

Alex and Fritz Mitchell Charlotte, VT


As an architect it is a delight to work repeatedly with such an outstanding builder. I have collaborated with Red House on several projects and highly recommend them for the quality of their work and attention to detail throughout the construction process. Their involvement early in the design process is invaluable; I appreciate their thorough cost estimating and thoughtful suggestions. During construction it is evident that the whole crew is invested in the project - their craftsmanship is excellent and the work is completed in a professional and timely manner.

Joan Heaton, AIA 


For years, my husband and I spoke about having our kitchen renovated, but we figured it was something beyond our means. Friends of ours who had worked with Red House encouraged us to call for a consultation. We delayed that call, assuming we could never afford them. As a free gift to each other one Christmas, we decided to go ahead and make the call. From that first meeting, we knew we were in capable, trustworthy hands. We were also pleasantly surprised that, in fact, Red House agreed to take on a relatively small renovation that fit our budget. Our best memory of Red House was not their professional craftsmanship -though that is an excellent memory - but rather, it was their kind, grounded approach to their work. Most -if not all- of the men who worked on our house were fathers of young children, so they were sensitive to our family's needs during our temporary displacement. Our young boys were often handed (safe!) hand tools so that they could be a part of the action. It's hard to imagine another team of workers doing a better job than they did. Communication was open and clear and timely. The finished project exceeded our expectations. We wouldn't hesitate to utilize Red House again - and we don't hesitate recommending them to friends and family 

Karen Quinn and Christopher Hood, and sons Henry (6) and Walter (3) Burlington, VT 


Chris and his team at Red House restored my antique stone farm house in South Burlington. It was a long and challenging project, but he was fantastic to work with all the way through. The entire team was really professional and all put their heart into the project. Their attention to detail was perfect for bringing back the charm and spirit of the 1815 farm house. Since it was restored over five years ago, I have continued to work with Red House and they have shown consistency with quality and value. I highly recommend them!



Without hesitation, we have and will continue to recommend the talented and courteous team at Red House Building. Red House has designed many projects for us and all were on schedule and on budget. From the initial meeting and design work to the final clean up, every detail was efficiently and thoroughly completed. All subcontractors who Red House hired shared the same level of excellence. We have exceedingly high expectations and the team delivered - the Red House team took care of everything!

Jennifer & Richard Vaughan Williston, VT


Redhouse was consistently excellent at communicating with us about the project as it proceeded; they had clear project management, high-quality employees and subcontrators, and beautiful workmanship. We also found that they operated with the highest integrity when complications, which occur in every project, developed. We recommend them to anyone who will listen.

Eric & Elizabeth Miller, Burlington VT


Just a few words to try to express value of your work: Knowledge, passion, perfection.



"My wife and I were pleasantly surprised when Red House undertook our modest (<$10,000) renovation in a small ranch house. Red House provided useful suggestions during the design phase to improve the outcome, and delivered high-quality work on time and on budget."

South Burlington, VT residents


"When our son, Jordan, injured his spinal cord in a snowboarding accident, we were faced with having to make our home in Colchester wheel chair accessible in a short period of time, all while we were living in Atlanta near the rehab hospital. We turned to Red House and they got the job done in time for Jordan to move in when he returned to Vermont. The Red House team is a professional and caring group and Jordan called his new digs "Awesome"! "

Rick Davis Stowe,VT


Design …Red House worked closely with the architect and us to modify the design so it would fit into our budget.

Build We broke ground in November with blasting and excavating for the foundation. Once the foundation was in there was a crew on site EVERY work day without fail through the cold of winter…. One of the most critical aspect of a builder is how well they manage and relate to the subs on the job. Red House did a fabulous job scheduling and managing them...

Post-build Follow up is where Red House shines…I remember reading a book about building and they recommended asking about warranties from the builder. I asked Red House about this when we were evaluating different builders and Dunbar simply said if there is a problem let us know and we will fix it – Red House has MORE than lived up to the bargain.

Craftsmanship Red House has tremendous craftsman that worked on our house. They use top quality materials and construction methods so the house will last rather than taking short-cuts that will cause problems down the road.

Communication Everyone on the Red House team is an excellent communicator and went out of their way to explain what they were doing not just to Beth and I but to our kids who were very curious…

Financial Red House was very thorough in terms of explaining the bills so there were rarely questions on what we were spending and why…

I never want to build a house again because we love our home. If I did, I would never want to build with anyone but Red House. They feel part of our family. There are few products or services I would recommend more highly than Red House.

M. Hopwood, Jericho, Vt


The house is still a work-in-progress but so far, so great! … Dunbar’s master planning impressed me. As the framing progressed, I was also impressed with the cheer and skill of the crew: DanO, Steve, Jed and Jeremy… Weekly meetings with Dunbar have been fun and informative… The Red House timeline for the entire project has been right on target…Not a day seems to be wasted around here.

As the floors and doors are manifest, as a beautiful maple staircase emerges, I am discovering the beauty of a job well done. When they finish, I’ll miss the Red House crew but their spirit is embedded in this solid, simple, exquisite construction.

Bobbie, Burlington, VT.


The experience Kelly and I had with Redhouse Builders was nothing short of exceptional. We were looking for a local builder with experience building Energy Star homes. Our primary residence is in Virginia, so our need to have someone we trusted from a distance was also important. The first thing that differentiated Redhouse was their strong program management system which enables them to have high " situational awareness " immediately on all issues as well as give us advance notice of important decisions well in advance. Their team worked seamlessly with our architect and interior decorator.Chris Quinn became our source of counsel on decisions the architect and decorated presented. All that said, the workmanship was beyond superior in all regards, from the stonework to the carpentry. To a person, everyone who has visited our house has commented on the beauty and quality of the final product. We would gladly open our house to any prospective Redhouse client to affirm the above.

Neil and Kelly Gillespie

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