Wm. H. Fry Construction Company

Cupertino, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Bill Fry has extensive education and experience in home construction. He is a journeyman carpenter (a four year training) and built over 100 hillside homes in Portola Valley as a carpenter and foreman before obtaining his General Contractor License in 1987. He also is a Certified Green Building Professional and is EPA lead-safe certified (as required for homes built prior to 1978). He has built the personal projects of architects, designers, structural engineers and other professionals.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Bill enjoys people: his clients and his team. He enjoys the technical aspects of building. He likes to visit his projects years after they were built.

Location

Cupertino, CA 95014

Reviews

1 Reviews
  • Lynette V. Mar 15, 2011
    Bill Fry is a consumate professional. His crew has been with him a very long time and they emulate their boss with regard to quality workmanship, professionalism, neatness and keen focus on cleanliness and customer.satisfaction. We did a major remodel with Bill a few years ago and have never looked back. Their attention to detail is second to none. Bill is polite, low key, knows his trade and we would recommend his company highly. Nothing but the best.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Well, everything we do is custom so there is a lot of variability. There are also a number of ways to economize and get close to the look you want, which is called "value engineering."
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I get a number of trade magazines. My favorite is Fine Homebuilding. I also have to keep my Certified Green Building Professional certification and EPA lead-safe certification current.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was going to business school and working my way through. My father had been a carpenter and contractor as well. So when I got a part time job in construction, I realized that I really enjoyed it.
What types of customers have you worked with?
House Remodeling House Addition House Renovation Kitchen Remodel Bathroom Remodel Custom Home Builder Outdoor Living Ideas Fine Finish Carpentry Custom Cabinets
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I was honored that my neighbor hired by firm to build his custom kitchen. He's a woodworker hobbyist, so we knew that the result would have to be spectacular, and it was.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure that the contractor is licensed, has work comp insurance, liability insurance (not required by law), see their work, check client and supplier references.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
It isn't as easy as it looks! Getting the opportunity to use heavy equipement really is quite a lot of fun.