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Hi Dan,You did spot on meticulous work. I appreciate that you left the work areas so clean each day. It was also a pleasure to work with you and I would gladly refer you to anyone needing any of the services you perform. Thank you for your professionalism and quality workmanship.Thanks!
We have known Dan Rummo for the past several years. We first came to meet Dan while he was completely renovating our new next door neighbor’s home in June of 2004. I was installing a new pedestal sink in our master bath and needed a hand. He made time for us and finished installing the sink. In that time since, he has completed several large construction projects within our home, including: two new bathrooms (which he helped us design), a new roof which needed to be ripped first, replaced rotted plywood and installed new skylights. He installed all new doors and trim throughout the house, did extensive cosmetic spackling and painting of the entire home, installed new high hats and lighting in much of our home, updated all of our light switches and recepticles as well as installing a beautiful chandelier in our foyer. Next, we had Dan back to rebuild our upper back deck that went from our upstairs sliding glass doors, down to our backyard. The old deck was shaky and poorly constructed with the original Trex decking that didn’t age well. Our new deck is not only beautiful, but structually sound now and built to code!
We also made the leap from wall air conditioners to Central Air Conditioning. Dan fully explained all of the options and efficiency ratings of the systems available and the pricing. We decided to go with a very efficient system which is incredible! The only time you can hear the slight whisper of the air moving is in the dead of the night when there is complete silence. Outside, the condenser unit is so well made and insulated you can have a conversation next to it without raising your normal speaking voice! Dan removed all of the old AC units from the walls and patched them up seemlessly inside and outside. He made openings necessary for the ductwork to be run throughout the home through the floors and walls and ceilings, built chases to house and conceal the ductwork and finished them perfectly. His HVAC and Electrical subcontractors were courteous, knowledgeable and very professional. Dan and his HVAC contractor also made me aware of and made sure I had all of the information needed to receive a nice rebate on the new energy efficient AC system!
Our next project, we had Dan back again, to remove all of the carpeting upstairs including the stairs and install all new prefinished hardwood flooring with new stairs and railings. Downstairs he replaced an old Pergo floor with pre-engineered hardwood flooring. Dan and his team also moved all of the furniture back and forth throughout the project so I didn’t have to worry about a thing! What a transformation this renovation made in our home, it now looks polished and elegant. We hosted an event shortly after this renovation and everyone commented on the quality of the work!
All of Dan’s work has been of the highest quality and has consistently exceeded our expectations. Not only is Dan’s craftsmanship impeccable, he also does an exceptional job managing project scope, timelines, deliverables and budgets. We highly recommend Dan Rummo for any residential construction project.
We were referred to Danny several years ago from a friend when we needed a new roof and front stoop. The roof was old and was leaking and the stoop was falling apart. His professionalism yet friendly way was immediately apparent and put my husband and I at ease, which was the reason we chose him for the job. He inspected the roof and explained to us thoroughly what had happened and why it was leaking. The job involved completely removing the old roof and replacing some rotted plywood. The roof came out beautiful and most importantly, no more leaks! Also worth mentioning, he was trustworthy in our home and performed an impeccable clean up around our yard. He did such a good job we had him come back the following year because we needed our second floor deck off of our bedroom rebuilt. It was old and in a state of disrepair, Danny designed the deck, was very patient and helpful and worked with us through various changes until we had what we wanted. The deck involved a permit and a variance, as well as a discontent tenant that we had. Danny not only helped us deal with the town but did a gracious job of handling the tenant’s moods and poor attitude. As a side note, he also helped advise us and even drafted a letter for us to help us begin the eviction of that tenant! Despite the challenges of this deck, he did a wonderful job! His work ethic and true dedication to his craft is admirable. The deck is still in perfect shape and we never had any problems with it or any other work he performed. We know if we had, he would have been back here immediately to fix it. The following year we called on him again to install a new back door for us, which again, he met with perfection. He always makes sure that the customer is 100% happy with his work before he leaves, something you don’t see too often these days. I would highly recommend Danny and Constructive Design, Inc. for any home improvement project. As far as I’m concerned, he is the only contractor we will ever use for any jobs we need done in the future. He is not only our contractor, but we have considered him our friend since the end of the very first project!
Andy and I wanted to formally thank you for the outstanding job you did in our home. The basement came out so well! It is now a pleasure to go down there. That hallway ceiling was a challenge, which you met with perfection. I appreciated your patience, attention to detail and trustworthiness. Thanks for your referral for the carpet people, also. I think the carpet is too nice for the basement, but the price was really low for such quality that I couldn’t pass it up.
It felt good to be able to go to work knowing that I could trust you in the house and with the dog, too! That’s not easy to find, especially because our contacts are all in Nassau and we know almost no one here in Suffolk.
Dan Rummo is responsible for the complete gut and renovations in my home in West Islip, NY. The renovations included: all new Andersen windows, new roof with skylights, custom interior doors and trim work, a beautiful entry door with sidelites and half-moon transom above, complete rewiring of the entire home, new 200 amp electric service upgrade, designing of a custom master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and accent lighting, a soundproof recording studio, new kitchen, new plumbing and heating, refinished the stairs and new railings, repaired and refinished our hardwood flooring and also built us a beautiful custom shed in the backyard and outside lighting for our patio.
Mr. Rummo has been courteous, on time, fair and has the best work ethics as does the sub-contractors he uses. He makes sure the job is done right. I am extremely happy with the job he did and would recommend him to anyone.
First speaking on a personal note Daniel Rummo is extremely professional, honest, warm and educated. He not only gives you a very detailed estimate but he explains it to you verbally, the “why’s and how’s” of what he is doing and planning on doing. He has a great deal of knowledge of what the problem is and the very proper way to correct the problem and/or get rid of the problem and how to proceed to make it better so that you do not have the problem anymore and to prevent things from happening. He takes pride in his work and his men’s work. He does not settle for second best not even first, he wants to go beyond; a couple of times we would say something is good for us but he was not satisfied and took the time and energy to go a step further to his satisfaction because he only wants to give you his very best and will not settle for less. You know if he is doing it, the job will be done the right way - no short cuts even on things that he could get away with he will not do that.
The first job was the installation of all new windows (11) including a big bow window. We picked out all wood Marvin Windows with the guidance of Mr. Rummo. Our old vinyl windows were in bad shape especially the bow window which had leaks, mold and was warped. Originally it had not been installed properly. My husband was quite concerned because of what happened with the leaking and mold. Mr. Rummo knew immediately what the problem was and corrected everything and installed the new window the very proper way. He anchored the new window, corrected the warped interior wall without ruining my wallpaper. A special note, if you have Marvin windows installed and Marvin doesn’t install them, they must send a representative to inspect the installation of them prior to trimming them out, (sealing them and installing the moldings). The representative said that the windows were installed as one of the best he’s ever seen.
The second job was a major renovation of our main bathroom. It had to be completely demolished. We also had 90% of our entire homes’ plumbing replaced which included our downstairs ½ bathroom and laundry room. In addition, we replaced basement walls and ceiling - major work. Everything that was installed and replaced was all done to code, rules and regulations. I had put off having a new bathroom but we had to do it as there was a leak that was causing mold - so there were many jobs to be done before actually getting to the bathroom. Well the bathroom is so absolutely beautiful, comfortable and so very relaxing. We just love it! Just knowing what is behind these walls and seeing the way it was constructed behind the scenes - the work, the preparation, the proper moisture barriers, insulation installed, plumbing, everything calculated to be exact- even measured the position and height of safety bars, (grab bars), for older people and height of medicine cabinet/mirrors, etc. to what was good for me personally. They were in our home for many weeks and it was quite comfortable having them around. They were always very friendly, warm, polite and extremely neat. They were aware of my needs and whatever I had to do - walking through where they were working, if I had to walk my dog outside, do laundry, etc. They worked very hard to allow me to keep my normal routine. Even with all the plumbing work I was never left too long without doing laundry and without water. They left me every night with my house in shape so that my dog could walk around and I could cook etc. They vacuumed and moved things around so I could function. They used this unbelievable plastic throughout the area that protected my carpeting and was safe to walk on and my dog to run on. They also totally protected my new window in the bathroom and we also have a beautiful stained door that they protected too.
As part of Constructive Design, Inc. being a full service contractor, Dan Rummo guided and helped us design and choose all the necessary items and materials from the design of the tiles, to the color of the paint and gave us many ideas and options. My neighbor was having her bathroom remodeled at the same time from one of those contractors that promise to do everything in a very short period of time. There is a good reason for this; she had no guidance in selecting anything, nor did they replace any of the old plumbing. They just connected all the new fixtures to the old existing plumbing. She came to me, looked at our job and said she was getting nothing like the craftsmanship we were receiving. She even asked Danny for his opinion on certain things.
My husband even opted to have them replace and install all the attic insulation while they were there.
It was a pleasure to have them here. They were all very eager to please us and do the best job. They were very proud to do the work for you and happy when we were happy. I actually missed them when they were gone. We were and are so happy with the previous work that we are already in the process of having Mr. Rummo and Constructive Design, Inc. remodel our 1960’s kitchen.
Danny Rummo and his team from Constructive Design, Inc. have done extensive renovations for me and I would recommend him to anyone. He has re-plastered several rooms resulting in beautifully finished walls. He has replaced interior and exterior doors, all of our windows, window wells, siding, shutters, and roofing and some underlying wood that he discovered was rotting. He also installed all the finishing touches, including custom window trim to match existing woodwork (none that was ready made was an exact match, so he fabricated it himself). He also prepped my stairway and oversaw the choosing and installation of beautiful new stair railings and ballusters. He is honest, thorough, neat, creative and fair, with a great eye for design and he pays full attention to minute details. He is great at keeping the homeowner informed of what he has done, what still needs to be done and how and when he will do it. His prices are fair and he always explains how he calculated the price he quotes. He is a great contractor to work with.
Please let this serve as a letter of recommendation and a thank you to Constructive Design Inc. and Dan Rummo for all the work that was completed in our home between 2012 and 2014. We had four (4) major projects completed:
1.Installation of eleven (11) new wooden Marvin Windows (including an extremely large bow window). We replaced all of our old vinyl windows that leaked, had mold, and were warped. The original windows had not been installed properly.
2.Renovation of our main bathroom which involved a full gut down to studs and updating of 90% of existing plumbing to all applicable codes.
3.Replace and install attic insulation.
4.Renovation of our old 60’s kitchen which required a full gut.
We were so happy and pleased with the original window project that we did not hesitate to use Dan and his crew for the subsequent projects. The work on all of our projects has been superb. Never having done major renovations Dan took all of our wants and needs and helped us design and choose everything from layout, materials, appliances, fixtures and all the little things that make a house a home. Dan gave us many ideas and options and showed plenty of patience. He spent a lot of time with us to insure we would be happy with all our decisions. We are in our late 60’s and think like older folks. Dan introduced us to a newer, more modern and functional lifestyle but maintaining the warmness that we love. We are so very happy and pleased with the outcome of all the jobs done.
Speaking on a personal note Dan is ethical, extremely professional, respectful, honest, warm and educated. He gives a very detailed estimate and explains it line by line. He has a great deal of knowledge and takes the time to explain all the phases of a job and address any questions or concerns. He takes great pride in his and his crew’s work. It’s evident he’s a perfectionist and expects only the best in his work. There were times when we said everything looks fine but he was not satisfied and took the time and energy to go a step further and complete it to his own satisfaction. He only wants to give you his very best and will not settle for less. You know if he is doing the job it will be done correctly and without cutting corners.
We highly recommend Dan and his crew for any home repair or renovation. They are extremely respectful, protective and neat with the rest of your home and all of its contents.
We believe that if you are going to do something then it should be done correctly in the proper manner. That is what Dan and Constructive Design give you.
Constructive Design, Inc. and Dan Rummo have done a number of construction projects in my home within the last year. The first job he completed for me was a complete renovation of a bathroom in my home. He was very thorough in the demolition portion, including carting out a cast iron bath tub from the second floor location, without causing any unnecessary disruption in my home or to my family. The bathroom looks fantastic and we have received many compliments on it. Dan documented the before and after of the bathroom renovation. The second job he completed was enclosing an area for a bedroom in my basement, this included constructing a wall with additional electrical outlets and making a closet in the room. The third job was the tiling of my kitchen and family eating area. This included completely removing all the cabinets, appliances and the sink, replacing all the plywood subflooring, fixing a water leak and putting everything back together again. Finally, Dan did some siding work on a front gable wall of my garage.
Constructive Design, Inc. and Mr. Rummo are very trustworthy.. Most of the constructions projects were done when my family was not home. If there is a need for me to do any additional work on my home, I would use Constructive Design, Inc. again. I would without hesitation recommend them for home improvement work.
To Whom It May Concern:
This comprehensive letter is to acknowledge to any prospective customers my total satisfaction with all aspects of “Constructive Design, Inc.”
My relationship with Danny began several or so years ago when he was contracted to remodel a den for my neighbor. They were so pleased with his workmanship and reliability that the job morphed into a complete gutting of the entire home and complete renovation including the kitchen and exterior siding.
We, at my home, had an attic pipe burst emergency that winter which resulted in the total destruction of our dining room, including the ceiling that fell down and other extensive damage. Danny and his crew dropped, (with neighbor’s blessing and concurrence), everything at my neighbor’s job and came to our immediate assistance. He completely and immediately repaired the damages and renovated the dining room. His dealings with the insurance company were professional and punctual which resulted in our complete reimbursement from the insurance company. Since then, he converted my one car attached garage into a four car garage, obtaining all permits and variances. Job included having his trades clear the land, install a 20’X35’ foot slab and footings, removing entire oil heating components and tank, and installing new gas heating systems for house and garage with all associated electrical and plumbing.