I have dealt with a lot of contractors and craftsmen throughout the years but Sean Ivan of Ivan Brothers construction remains at the top of my list. Sean has a gift for taking your vision, and making it come to life. I always saw the dark creepy walk-up attic of my Cape style home as the perfect place for a full length master bedroom suite with a bathroom and shower, office, dormers, skylights, built ins, hardwood floors vaulted ceilings etc. I was talked out of it by others, but once Sean and I met, and I described my vision to him, we hit the ground running, literally. An example of the kind of personal touch he provided included touring the surrounding neighborhood with me to see how we could match the exterior look of what I wanted to the aesthetic of my part of town. On the inside of the house , he listened and watched as I described my vision. Within days, he presented me with plans, and a timetable and a budget. Because of the skill and experience of Ivan Brothers, I was able to remain in my home while ½ my roof was torn completely off to be replaced on the backside by a shed dormer, and two doghouse dormers in front! Every aspect of this job was done with care, and a passion for turning my dream into a reality. All deadlines were met, materials ordered correctly, inspections, permitting etc, all went smoothly, and when we hit those inevitable bumps here and there, Sean saw to it that any issues were resolved immediately and personally. Sean was never too busy to answer a question, and even explain the how’s and why’s of what was going on. From roof shingles to subfloors, three way light switches to an antique pedestal sink, Sean and crew saw to every last detail. They were always prompt, professional, and left a clean space to start working in again the next day. As a homeowner of 20 yrs, I’ve dealt with my share of imitators, no-shows, take the money and runners, and the “oh by the way we’re going over budget a little here” types. I can say unequivocally Sean is none of these. He stands by his exceptional work, and he puts his name on it, as he is a man of his word. An old-school craftsman who gives you an honest days work – hard to find anymore, but that’s what you’ll get here. I highly recommend Ivan Brothers construction.