2 Fourth Street Place
South Boston, MA 02127
I figured it’s about time I express my gratitude for everything you have done over the course of this major project. I was so scared to take this on. I had put it off for so long, I was wondering if I would ever be able to pull it off. But, from the first day we met I knew I had the right guy. I have never once regretted that decision. You were always on top of everything and your guidance through, I can’t even count how many decisions just made everything seem too easy. I appreciate all the time I asked for your opinion and even the times I didn’t. I always knew you had everything under control. I had heard horror stories about contractors and everyone warned me I was going to get taken. Well, they could not have been more WRONG!
As you well know, Sharon was constantly looking for things that were wrong or needed to be redone. But, over the course of an entire year she must have said to me, “I can’t believe I couldn’t find anything” more than not. The few things that came up were taking care of without question. Considering the size of this remodel, that’s amazing!
Now that we are done, and I’m showing off the finished product to my family and friends, I am constantly hearing what I already knew. “The quality of work was superb.”
I consider you my friend, not just my contractor, and hope we keep in touch. I know there is only one person I will call for any future projects. Please feel free to use me as a reference. It would be my privilege to share my experience. I have nothing but good words and respect for you and the entire team.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You truly helped keep my family home just that, a HOME. Because of the care and love you showed throughout I know my parents are smiling down at what we created.
I can’t thank you enough.
Maize Restoration and Remodeling
From start to finish, Chase was fantastic. His immediate teams of craft persons were superb and I would strongly recommend Chase and his team for any project, large or small. We found Chase at the home show and were impressed by his openness. He called a few days before he was to come to my home and review the project and come up with the estimate.
In a few days he called and wanted to review what needed to be done and a cost associated with each item discussed. Once we reviewed and agreed to the price, along with what we wanted, he produced his estimate. Along with the estimate he provided not only his contractor’s license but also his driver’s license to show he was a credible contractor.
We had worked with another contractor on a previous remodeling, but were looking for a much higher quality job - particularly as it relates to the overall completeness of the work. I’m very particular when it comes to finish work. First, and perhaps most important, Chase was incredibly responsive throughout the remodeling project. He was easy to reach on his cell phone and would typically respond within a couple of hours. Chase also prides himself on punctuality and cleanliness. For a family living through a renovation this was absolutely critical.
He worked incredibly hard with us to establish a realistic budget for the extensive job we were planning. I was also personally impressed with how Chase orchestrated the entire project from start to finish. The only reasons the project didn’t start and finish as planned were twofold; our cities permits to have a dumpster on the street and inspection services. The process took about a week instead of the one to two days as promised. We added several items as well as the building inspector to upgraded fire and soundproofing to the project. Our combined decisions, along with Chase’s guidance and expertise, allowed the rooms being remodeled to be a showpiece.
For a family living in the mist of this major renovation, we were thrilled with how polite and responsive his team of professionals were. I could not imagine that his wallboard team could board the front hall and ceiling along with two rooms, walls and ceilings and a staircase closet in just a few hours. Next his plasters came and within a few hours all of the walls and ceilings were plastered and the finish looks like no sanding needs to be done. Next came the painting of the ceilings and walls, along with the window trimming and placement of the new doors. The electrician came and added all outlets, wall switches, lights and ceiling fans. The new hardwood floors came next, extending into the front hall and closet. The last return was the plumber who installed the baseboard heating system. Chase’s team deserves much of the credit for superb execution of the concepts that Chase helped us to develop with his electricians, plumber, wallboard personnel and plasterers.
We cannot wait for next year’s project. We developed a fast friendship with Chase’s team and they have my and my family’s complete trust. Chase’s subcontractors did great work, which we strongly believe is a reflection of Chase’s meticulous nature. Chase was always checking in with us throughout the project at least once or twice a week to see if we wanted to change or to correct anything and he is a superb listener. There isn’t a detail too small for Chase’s attention. Simply put, Maize Restoration and Remodeling brings craftsmanship, quality and excellence in the form of a true partnership. We very much look forward to our next project with Maize Restoration and Remodeling.
If you need to remodel your house in any way I highly recommend choosing Maize Restoration and Remodeling. I have never seen such professionalism in their work, as everything completed on time and without any surprise costs that some other contractors may add over the time of the renovation. If you’re scared to remodel because of all the hassle it would take, then you need to pick Chase. He will only come to you when needed to make design/color decisions. Otherwise, he’s detailed with plans and makes sure you get what you want. He does not cut any corners. Chase is a perfectionist when it comes to construction, from the material he uses to the fine construction work, molding and painting. The people that work with him respect him tremendously. All were great. There was never a day during the remodeling where someone was not working in the house. Overall, we had a great experience and would for sure work with Chase again. We are glad we found him here!
A very satisfied customer,
Mr. Russell Kraus and Mrs. Rita Kraus
June 1, 2015
Maize Restoration & Remodeling is a company that stands far above the rest. This was evident from the first meeting. We had water damage from ice dams in five rooms of our home. Before meeting Chase the thought of having strangers in our home for two weeks brought us much anxiety. But, soon after meeting Chase our fear and anxiety was put to rest. He listened to all of our thoughts and concerns with professionalism and courtesy. He made us feel like we were talking to an old friend.
He explained every step of the remodeling process and always answered any questions or concerns we had with patience and understanding. He showed that same compassion and patience when reached by cell phone.
Every worker that came into our home treated us and our home with respect and kindness. Every part of the project was done with dedication and care. The quality of their work is outstanding. It is clear that they are passionate about their work and are not happy unless their customers are.
As they completed every task they would make sure that we were happy with the work and they left their workspace clean at the end of each day. We expected our home to be filled with plaster dust, but that was not the case. They kept the dust contained, which was greatly appreciated.
Chase also dealt directly with the insurance company, always keeping us informed. It is clear that Maize Restoration & Remodeling goes above and beyond to make their customers feel comfortable and makes the whole process as stress free as possible. We never thought that having work done in our home could be an enjoyable experience. Maize Restoration & Remodeling will not only meet, but exceed your expectations. We will definitely hire them again for any future work we may have and recommend them to friends and family.
Sandra & Mo Bordenca, Framingham, MA.
We hired Chase Piedra, owner of Maize Restoration & Remodeling, to renovate two bathrooms in our home. We are very happy with the outcome as both bathrooms are beautiful.
They started the downstairs bathroom on September 8, 2015 and completed October 28, 2015. This project consisted of tearing out a half-bath, redesigning the space and adding in a walk-in shower.
They started the second bathroom the first week of November, 2015 and the construction was completed by the end of January. This bathroom was a full bath for which we removed the tub and made a large walk-in shower.
The construction process went very well. Chase Piedra has a great construction team and subcontractors, tilers, plasterers, plumber and painter who were very professional, very communicative and very pleasant to work with. As the process was going they always checked in with us on our opinions on how we wanted things placed on how we wanted the construction to be. At the end of every day they cleaned up very nicely as well as showed us the work that was completed and explained what was going to take place the next day or coming weeks.
Chase Piedra, the owner, would come and check out the progress and always checked in to ensure that we were pleased with the work taking place. Any issues that were brought up he would address them immediately and resolved all issues during the process instead of the end of the project. Additionally, he would have his administrative assistant, Sandy, call every night to see if we had any other issues that needed relaying and if so would speak with Chase who would either call us back or Sandy would call or text back an answer to our questions.
We highly recommend this company for any renovation as Chase was great to work with and is very client focused.
Karen & Paul McDonough
After the rough winter of 2015 we were faced with an urgent need to work on a number of pressing projects around our house. Particularly, the ice dams had damaged a big portion of the walls and siding to the back of the house.
We have consulted with a number of homebuilders and general contracts and after a careful consideration decided to go with Chase and his company. From our first conversation with Chase we felt that he was giving us honest options and promised to start and finish the project on time and at the right price. We felt that he would be a perfect fit to work on such a project.
The scope of repairs consisted of replacing the porch door, replacing the deck steps, replacing and reinsulating the living room and kitchen walls along with roof repairs, the paint job and other miscellaneous tasks.
To our surprise, Chase went above and beyond to deliver the promised work. We were especially pleasantly surprised to know that Chase and his team of professional craftsmen worked very clean and were always on top of things. All the repairs were done on the highest level and he was always in communication with us to inform us of any changes, if any, along the way. Unlike our previous experience, Chase was very responsive to our calls and put our satisfaction as his top priority.
Chase had also helped with the insurance adjuster negotiations and followed up to resolve any outstanding tasks before signing off on the project.
We very much appreciate the job well done and without a heartbeat would hire Chase again and recommend him to all of our friends and family.
Steve & Simona
November 18, 2015
To Whom It May Concern:
I am pleased to write a recommendation for Chase Piedra, and Maize Restoration and Remodeling. Last spring, I had significant water damage to my Back Bay condo due to a melting ice dam that permeated the exterior brick, interior wallboard and window edges. I live in Los Angeles, so the process of finding a contractor that would be reliable was a daunting task. It is also not easy to find contractors that specialize in restoration of old construction and are willing to work in the city. When I met with Chase to bid the project, I immediately felt comfortable that he would do an excellent job with no on-site “supervision” by myself through the process.
Communication with Chase and his secretary was excellent. He responded to emails within a timely fashion. He even went above and beyond the scope, in meeting with the Comcast repair people in my absence (a stressful task even under the best of circumstances). The job included demolition of walls, mold removal, sealing interior brick, rebuilding of walls, painting, matching existing baseboards and refinishing floors. The work was done to all expectations and the space was thoroughly cleaned and ready for me to move my things back in when I returned to Boston. I found Chase to be very ethical and responsible. It is clearly very important to him that his clients are extremely satisfied with the work.
Re: Master Suite
We had a very pleasurable experience with Maize Restoration.
Chase and his crew converted our semifinished attic space into a full master bedroom suite.
Chase was in constant communication with us throughout the project. The contractors were always neat, professional and respectful of our home.
Andy who was the finish carpenter on our project was just amazing. His work product was impeccable! All of the custom trim work and custom flooring couldn’t have come out any better.
We certainly look forward to working with Maize Restoration and Remodeling and their team on our future projects.
Gary Fung and Tina Leung
June 12, 2014
To: Maize Restoration and Remodeling
Chase Piedra, Owner
Re: Master Bathroom Renovation
My new master bathroom, which includes a tile-surround bath, custom cabinets and granite countertops, looks fabulous. It has been a pleasure working with your crew and you. Every tradesperson - carpenters, plumber, tile installer, electrician - was highly skilled, courteous and professional. I loved the fact that you all took off your shoes, laid down a runner where you walked through the house and vacuumed at the end of each workday!
Most of all, I loved the attention to craft and detail. Everything was done with exacting precision. I highly recommend your services to any customer who wants excellent quality, craftsmanship and good value.
May 19, 2014
After meeting with several carpenters we decided to have Maize Restoration build a portico over our side door entry with attached overhang above the garage and we could not have been happier with our decision. Chase not only listened to what we were trying to accomplish, but also used his expertise to help improve on our plan and the end result was better than we had imagined.
Chase was very responsive to phone calls, text messages, and emails from the beginning of the project through the very end. His price was fair when compared to the other quotes that we had gotten. Chase and Andrew were always professional and courteous. Their team was consistently at our home working when they told us they would be here; we were never left wondering where they were or whether they would get here. They were very respectful of our property and careful to clean up each evening so that their equipment and supplies were out of the way, which was very important in the high-traffic areas of our driveway.
My wife and I are very detail oriented, yet Chase and Andrew impressed us with their craftsmanship as well as their sense of pride that they seem to take in their work. We would not hesitate to turn to them for future projects.
Do and Julie Chan
September 28, 2015
To Whom It May Concern:
Chase Piedra and his team performed a bathroom renovation for me, and I couldn’t be more pleased with their work! They were the most polite, punctual of anyone that has worked in my home and they did a beautiful job on the bathroom. They also went beyond that to recommend how to rehang a stainless glass window (which gives the bathroom a much more polished appearance) and even provided tips for some details for some other accessories.
I highly recommend them to anyone looking for renovation services!
A satisfied customer
July 19. 2015
With the restoration completed, the “thank you’s” that were said really did not seem adequate to express my total satisfaction for the quality of work you and your crew, especially Andrew, have done at my home.
This whole restoration was conceived by me as a dreaded ordeal and a major inconvenience, but the attention paid by you to the task as I expressed concerns and had questions was gratifying in both the timely manner of your response and your professionalism. The entire process of this restoration was made easier for me by your being neat, clean, accommodating and always available and pleasant. Many thanks!
To Chase’s Potential Customer,
My wife Linda and I met Chase about a year ago at the home show at Foxboro Stadium. Speaking with Chase, we sensed that he was not your average home improvement general contractor. Over the years, we’ve dealt with several contractors, including home-building as well as improvements. We haven’t experienced anything better than a marginally positive outcome. Generally, we’ve found contractors haven’t treated us as customers; rather, it seemed like they were doing us a favor by doing the work. We’ve had trouble with difficulties getting calls returned, schedule problems, marginal ethics and questionable or poor workmanship. Right away with Chase, we sensed he was very much about customer satisfaction, leading to repeat business. He has an extensive portfolio of customer references, which he invited us to validate via personal contact with his customers. In itself, customers opening themselves to be a personal reference says a lot. We did check them out and got very positive reports.
Chase did a bathroom remodel for us. While small, we wanted our bathroom to be ‘spa like’ in the experience. Chase was professional and thorough in planning the work with us. No detailed was too small to be discussed. He was extremely prompt in his communications and always available for visits whether during the planning stage or the construction. Chase and his crew were very friendly, thorough and professional, taking great care not to create a mess outside the construction area and completely clean up at the end of every day’s work. What we sensed at the home show turned out to be true. Chase is all about customer satisfaction; that is job #1 for him.
We are very pleased with the results in our bathroom remodeling and truly enjoy every time we step into the room or shower. Frankly, I couldn’t imagine how much more pleasurable taking a shower or brushing my teeth could be in such a transformed environment.
It would be my pleasure to speak with you about our experience with Chase, should you need the ‘proof’ that I needed when making your decision.
February 19. 2012
Our family wanted to send you a note to tell you how much we appreciated the work you did on our house. Not only did you meet all of your obligations relative to delivering the project on time and within your estimate and our budget, but the quality of work was outstanding. Your attention to detail was excellent. We love the new rear entry portico and it continues to bring many positive comments from our friends and family.
In addition to the admirable work, Bill and I very much appreciated your great attitude. As professionals in the building and construction industry it is refreshing to find a contractor that not only meets his obligations relative to the work but also in all the surrounding project facets; job safety, cleanliness, and timely progress reports. As such, we are more than pleased to provide a recommendation, for you, to others and will definitely keep you in mind for future work on our house.
Best wishes and good luck in the growth of your firm.
Maize restoration did a fine job recently on my home. They completed a dozen or so restoration and maintenance projects with total satisfaction from me. Combine that with being neat and clean, punctual and professional, polite, accommodating and promptly responding to phone calls, I would highly recommend them.
February 21, 2012
Mr. Chase Piedra
Maize Restoration and Remodeling
Framingham, MA 01701
Thank you for the skillful job you did on the renovation work for my garage, home and shed this past summer. I appreciate the time taken to explain each step and the care and expertise with which you and your personnel worked was impressive. My home is much more welcoming these days!
I have every confidence that I will call upon you again.
Goodnow Manor Condominium Association
34 Goodnow Road
Princeton, MA 01541
April 14, 2012
To Whom It May Concern
We, the owners at Goodnow Manor Condominium Association, take pleasure in highly recommending the work undertaken by Chase Piedra and his associates at Maize Restoration and Remodeling.
We engaged Chase and his team during the summer of 2011 to perform restoration work on the front exterior of our building. The job involved the replacement of clapboard, rebuilding windowsills and the rebuilding and installation of outdoor window screens.
We are pleased to state that the quality of work performed was highly satisfactory. Chase and his team cleaned the work area; properly stored the equipment used, gathered and removed the debris each day.
We were impressed with the manner in which they set about completing the work and the painstaking effort they took to advise us when we found that the work involved rather more than we had anticipated.
We unreservedly recommend Chase and his team at Maize Restoration and Remodeling.
Maize Restoration & Remodeling
We wanted to thank you for the beautiful kitchen remodel and attention to detail by your team. We’ve had many compliments on our new kitchen and enjoyed having our family over for Thanksgiving cooking plenty of food and relaxing together in the airy, open space created by the renovation.
The renovation included substantial work, most visibly removing the wall between the kitchen and the dining room and expanding the walkway between the kitchen and the living room. The cabinet and molding work looks great, and the large window that was installed overlooking our backyard brightens the kitchen with plenty of sunshine.
Your prompt, professional demeanor was always appreciated during the renovation. We would be happy to recommend Maize Restoration and Remodeling and look forward to discussing future renovation work on our house.
Gary and Jeff
Jamaica Plain, MA
June 19, 2015
My husband and I hired Maize Restoration to rebuild our screened in porch on our home. Working with Chase and Maize was a pleasure. All employees were polite and professional at all times. The work was done cleanly, quickly and accurately as per our contract. Chase did everything to make sure we were happy with all the details of the finished product. We would hire Maize again in a heartbeat!
Stephen and Molly Comerford
18 Brae Burn Rd.
Milton, MA 02186
We would like to thank you for the wonderful work you did restoring our bathroom. It looks beautiful and the extra space that was created will certainly come in handy. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the site, our ability to use the bathroom during the process, and, most importantly, the responsiveness that you displayed throughout the renovation. Knowing that our questions and concerns would be answered promptly and courteously made the experience a smooth one, and the professionalism displayed by you and your team throughout the project were greatly appreciated. We will certainly keep Maize Restoration in mind for any future home improvement projects we undertake.
To whom it may concern –
We hired Chase and Andrew of Maize Restoration and Remodeling to replace much of our wood trim with AZEC and repaint peeling areas. We were very impressed with the ease of working with Chase and Andrew and the quality of their workmanship.
Chase is very responsive, and promptly returned our inquiries. He kept us well informed on the status of the project. Andrew is likewise a pleasure to interact with. Chase and Andrew take great pride in their work and things were done just right. On multiple occasions, Chase discovered areas where the construction could be improved and patiently walked us through the proposed fixes and maintenance suggestions.
They made sure we were happy at every stage, even sending back our painters to touch up completed work. We wholeheartedly recommend Maize to those looking for the highest quality carpentry.
Marc and Melissa Johannes
MAIZE RESTORATION & REMODELING
Maize did an outstanding job on the renovation of our kitchen. Our house is about 75 years old so we appreciated the attention to detail of the original construction while successfully making use of the space. Chase’s knowledge of places to go for countertops saved us money and enabled us to have the material we wanted. We now have a contemporary kitchen that is inviting and easy to cook in.
All of those who worked with Chase, his electricians, plumber, countertop and tile installer carry out his high standards for work and for working with the customer. Having a kitchen redone can disturb daily routines so having such capable, professional and friendly people in and out of the house made it much less stressful.
We look forward to having Maize do other work in the house in the future.
Karen and Dom
June 18, 2014
Maize Restoration & Remodeling
Framingham, MA 01701
Thank you for the remodeling that you recently completed on our living room. Although it was a relatively small change, it required a little bit of everything: carpentry, electrical, walls, ceiling, and floor. It has really opened up the area. It feels like we added a room.
You have a great team. All of you guys were friendly and courteous. I was happy to have them in my home. They did the job with a minimum of disruption, dirt and noise. They left the whole area clean, inside and out, at the end of each day. I was impressed that you even went down and cleaned the basement to get the debris that had shaken loose from the flooring.
I was also impressed that the job went so quickly and that you and your team showed up on time and kept us well informed. You were very focused. You came in, completed the job, and then left.
If I ever decide on more remodeling, I will definitely contact you.