Pemaquid Cottage Project
a word from the client


"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 more were so 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 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. "


From Louisa and Mark Nelson


"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 word from the architect