This letter is to say ‘thank you’ for the great work you did in our house the past couple of months. The three remodeled bathrooms are fantastic. The new doors, the patching, and all the lighting and plumbing changes either met or exceeded our expectations. The quality of your workmanship was impeccable. Everything was done to a standard that more than satisfied us.
Your detailed bid contained everything we needed to know about materials, costs and timing. There were no surprises in any area and you met every scheduling target either on time or early. Your crew and all the subs you brought in were great to work with, shared your high standards and got the work done on time.
You followed up after the work was complete to make sure we were satisfied customers and offered to correct anything unsatisfactory. Working with you has been such a pleasant experience for us. We would highly recommend Tooth & Nail to any and all of our friends.
Thanks so very much!
- Kent and Betty Garborg
Tooth and Nail recently re-built our bathroom from the studs up, using a design by Lilu Interiors. Their workmanship and service are unsurpassed. Every detail was taken care of, and the communication was excellent. Highly recommended!
- Meg Arnosti
I have used Jake and his crew at Tooth & Nail Builders 3 separate times. Each time the work in our loft has looked spectacular! We have had walls put in, a barn door, a Spanish tile and brick kitchen back splash and even a cat door in the shape of a cat for our living room closet area for the litter box entrance. They also built a custom bar with a beautiful walnut top for our kitchen. The planning and out-of-box thinking has given us a home with many unique features that only our home has in our historic building in NE Mpls. The communication was excellent. I would suggest planning ahead in getting an estimate, as they are very popular and hence in high demand. Each time I've had them, it's been well worth the wait and I can't imagine you'd be disappointed! Will definitely use again if we have anything we need done.
Jake did a FANTASTIC job on our screened in porch. His work was above and beyond what we expected. His attention to detail is meticulous. Not only do we love our porch and the work he did, but I truly appreciate his punctuality and dedication. We have been burned before and Jake rose above and beyond the expectations that we had. I highly highly recommend Tooth and Nail Builders!
- Tim Beaudette and Family
Tooth & Nail Builders was recommended to us by one of my wife's coworkers. We couldn't be happier with everything from start to finish. From pricing - which was very fair and competitive - even more so after seeing the quality of the work and how easy they are to work with - to their timeline, honest communication, great on the spot resolutions that were focused on what was best for us to fix unforeseen problems which come up in any construction project. Incredibly friendly, easy-going, great work, best contractor I have ever worked with. I can't say enough good things about them and would recommend them to anyone for any construction work you need.
-Bjorn & Brittney Johnson
Jake, Dave, & Heath built a no maintenance deck for us and helped with some outside wall repair due to water damage and we are thrilled about our new deck. Jake is very honest and up front on everything and the timelines were stuck too. Our new deck is fantastic they did an outstanding job. We will be using Tooth and Nail in the future for all home improvement projects.
Ashley and I just wanted to give you a personal thank you for the great projects you've done at our house thus far.
1) Your price is right, and it's worth the quality work you do. You are fair, transparent, and reasonable.
2) The work of you and your team is very high quality and you take great care of the details. There is a high bar set for paid craftsmanship, and you meet it. We are always very very pleased with the results.
3) You are responsive to e-mails/phone calls, are on time with your projects, and communicate clearly and often.
We know you are reliable and that means a lot. We are very pleased with what you have done with us so far, and so as we continue to grow into our home, want you to know that you will continue to get our business. We have at least $50-80k in upgrades to get done in the next decade (garage addition, remaining windows, and the upstairs bathroom), and will be sending the business your way."
- Brian & Ashley Morgan
Thank you for the wonderful job you did with our kitchen project! Scott and I are so pleased with the final product. We really appreciated your approach to the job. Showing up as planned and on time, taking care to cover the kitchen in plastic each trip and your attention to detail. The project took the amount of time you said it would and came in on budget. We both thought it was really great how you cleaned up after yourself each day and covered the work area so that we could have a clean and functioning kitchen as we awaited the project completion. You were very patient as I had different ideas and also after I noticed some flawed tiles in the mosaic and were kind enough to remove them and replace with better tiles. I would recommend you in a heartbeat to family and friends! You were a pleasure to work with and do quality work!
-Scott & Kari Welp
"I am pleased to write this letter of referral for Jake Novak, principal of Tooth and Nail Builders, who very recently completed work in my bathroom, including a beautiful tiling installation. I feel lucky to have had him referred to me.
When Jake first arrived to develop his bid, he impressed me by arriving punctAlign Centerually and presenting himself professionally. He listened carefully and heard my concerns. After inspecting the bathroom and the improper installation of a window in the shower/tub area, Jake instilled confidence by his clear explanation of the range of work that may need to be done.
His work is thorough and careful. As an example, because of the water seepage into the wall beneath the glass block window, Jake removed the surrounding plaster to inspect soundness of the existing wall framing and the framing of the window. As the studs were sound, he treated the studs for mildew and ensured they were dry before insulating and protecting that new insulation with the first layer of waterproofing.
He then installed tile backer and applied a rubberized coating to further improve water impermeability. He then beautifully installed subway tile with borders including numerous corners. The tile border above the window is particularly stunning!
Jake exhibited a great deal of patience in the tile work and the planning of it. He carefully measured to determine how my several ideas would lay out according to other desires I expressed, such as maximizing full tiles and bringing the tiles to a certain height. In other words, he was patient with me as well.
Jake is very client-oriented, delivered quality craftsmanship, accepted an expanded scope of work with grace, arrived each day when he said he would, worked with focus throughout the day, cleaned up the work area and consolidated his tools every evening. Jake is a pleasure to work with on every level.
I appreciate Jake's work and work style so much, that we were already planning the next project when he left. I look forward to more of his fine work in my home!"
- Kate Gaynor
Superior work and timely completion. Love the result.
- Gary & Jan Alswager
Jake has done a fantastic job with every project on my home. From installing a back splash in my kitchen, painting, installing a new door and hanging new light fixtures. He is reliable, honest and very meticulous with his work. These are just the first of the several projects I will be hiring him for. Thanks Jake!!!