Testimonials


We engaged Rich Burns of Cornerstone Carpentry and his crew to do a major remodel of our coastal cottage plus an addition which nearly doubled its size. From the bidding process to the finished project and all the follow-up, we have been beyond satisfied. Rich was careful and thorough and upfront in the bidding process; we understood what was involved, and there were no surprises. He and his crew worked perfectly with our architects throughout the design and construction process. Rich and his team--including the various subcontractors such as the dedicated plumber, the innovative electrician, the hard-working earth-mover and landscape builder, the very talented cabinet maker, the efficient roofer, and I'm probably forgetting some--were responsive and prompt, and produced extraordinary quality at the agreed-up cost. Our cottage is beautiful and high-quality and the process was a pleasure. Last but not least, after we had moved in and were loving the cottage, we could turn to Rich and his team for any minor problems that manifested themselves -- and he and the team have followed through. 

My husband and I endorse Cornerstone for the quality of the work, the thoroughness of the preparation and follow-through, and the remarkable pleasantness of the process. 

Louisa and Mark Nelson, Homeowner

Richard is a great team player and an excellent builder and contractor. He is a professional and skilled builder.  He is well organized and experienced in delivering projects on time and on budget.  He understands the importance of maintaining good communications in a successful project. After working with Richard on three major residential projects I recommend him highly and enjoy working with him.

Steven Theodore

Theodore + Theodore Architects

A brief comment concerning our experience with Cornerstone Carpentry.  Rich and his team built us a wonderful guest cottage last year.  The work was done expertly in a professional manner.  Materials were evaluated before installation and returned to suppliers if not up to their standards.  It was a pleasure working with Rich and I highly recommend his team and would use them again.  

Carole and John German, Homeowner

"We could not have been more thrilled with the engagement with Cornerstone. Rich and his team were amazing to work with - communicative, masters in their work, on time and super clean! The subs they brought to the project were also wonderful. It was a big project for us and one we were managing remotely - it could not have gone better. Highly recommended and would most certainly work with them again."​

Sarah P., Homeowner