It is our sincere pleasure to write this review and recommendation regarding our building experience with Ken Walters and Ken Walters Construction. We started our building project with Ken in September 2015. We have purchased many homes over the years, but never built one from the ground up. When we decided to build our retirement home in Bozeman, our search began for a reputable builder that we could trust to do a quality job on our custom dream home. To add an additional challenge to this experience, we were building our new home in Montana while we lived in Pennsylvania. We interviewed several builders in the Bozeman area. Many showed interest in our project, but none of them took the time or displayed the sincerity of Ken Walters. Ken’s professionalism and genuine caring attitude was unmatched. Ken showed us several quality custom homes that he had built, and one model had many of the features and characteristics that we were looking for in our home. He explained in detail the process and procedures he would use to ensure a quality build and allowed us to tour the homes many times and addressed many questions, while patiently showcasing the numerous options and quality features that he would recommend for our custom home. After spending a couple days with Ken, it was clearly an easy choice for us to select Ken Walters Construction for our build project.
Building the home from 2500 miles away could have presented a significant challenge, but with Ken’s constant oversight, the project was initiated and progressed with ease. Ken was instrumental in helping us pick out an architectural plan that met our needs, while making several good suggestions for layout and structural changes that added a tremendous amount of character and function to our building plan. Ken’s extensive construction knowledge and years of practical building experience were a tremendous asset throughout our project. Above all, the distance posed no problem, as Ken’s steady communications and weekly updates kept us in the loop on the progress of our project from groundbreaking to final finishes. Ken used a unique and very personal touch to his progress reports by sending us 20 to 30 pictures of our project every Friday night and a summary on the build progress by email. It was a fantastic way to keep us posted on the progress, but most importantly, we could “see” the build happening despite the great distance between us. We have well over 1,000 pictures of our home project (from groundbreaking to final finishes) thanks to Ken’s exceptional extra effort and personal touch.
We have been in our new home now for about two months and couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our build project and the quality of Ken’s work. The home is absolutely beautiful, and the craftsmanship and attention to detail that Ken puts into his work is highly evident throughout our home. Our stone and tile work, cabinetry and trim finishes, ceiling beams, and wood flooring is installed with exceptional care and professional quality. Ken takes great pride in his work and holds his dedicated subcontractors to the same high standard.
In summary, our experience with Ken Walters and his associates has been truly exemplary. Taking on a building project as an absentee owner from a long distance could have posed many challenges had it not been for Ken’s exceptional commitment and outstanding support throughout our project. His trustworthy and honest demeanor, consistently open communications and 24/7 availability, and personal commitment to the project was unparalleled. Ken is a consummate craftsman, devoted family man, and respected community leader. We cannot say enough about our outstanding experience with Ken and his team. Great people, craftsman pride, and quality work that is second to none.
With our highest recommendation,
– The Miller’s