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Phil & Kathy Young, Newark, DE

Upon retirement from DuPont in 1998, we decided to upgrade our home ... • Replace the small enclosed back porch with a 600 sq. ft. Sun Room for all weather use • Install a 200 sq. ft. open porch and hot tub • Replace cabinets, plumbing, appliances, lighting, and flooring in the kitchen • Replace plumbing, sinks, base cabinets, and selected shower tile in 3-1/2 baths • Replace all windows in house with Andersen casement units Being a left brain engineer, I did the architectural design and build specifications, and deferred all serious material and product selections to my wife. My mother did not raise a dummy. The three bids solicited from local contractors recommended by neighbors were satisfactory and reasonably close in cost. Walter Graham's was the middle one. I was initially inclined to accept the low bid, but my wife favored Walter, primarily on intuition. She was right. Walter is absolutely honest, does not take shortcuts that might be detrimental, and freely offers advice when he thinks better or more pleasing ways of doing things are possible. He completes the work to the customer's satisfaction and sticks to the cost basis. We had no cost or quality "surprises" and it was a pleasure to have the work done without haggling over every change that came up of necessity or choice during the work. I'm sure he made a reasonable profit, and we were completely satisfied. His word is his bond. For example, Walter pointed out that county codes would require that we modify one corner of the Sun Room for property line clearance. While this complicated the construction, he didn't haggle for cost increases for this and other minor changes during construction, many of which were his suggestions. Another example ... the code required a roof slope that would restrict a ceiling height for the outer wall of 7 ft. I really wanted it 8 ft. Walter suggested a higher quality and more expensive membrane material to assure no deterioration and subsequent leakage problems, again without a cost increase. Another example shows Walter's sense of good and appealing design. We had a drop down section on part of the original wall which was to be boxed in. Walter thought it wouldn't look good having this be a partial construction, and suggested we box it in the entire length of the wall. Again, he was right. The final result is much more pleasing to the eye. Someone once said "an elephant is a mouse designed by DuPont engineers". I'm guilty. When we discussed the spacing and location for footers and support posts, Walter suggested some reductions in number with a little different spacing. Again, he was right. The Sun Room is the only floor in our house that does not squeak even though they all were "glued and screwed". In summary, he does great work at fair prices, but more importantly, he is honest and trustworthy. We've had him do several jobs for us since 1998 and recommend him whole heartedly. We'd be happy to discuss our experience and show you his work.
 

David & Pat Coll, Middletown, DE

We have used Delaware Valley Builders on two occasions both of which comprised significant additions. The first was a large expansion to our family room which included adding a deck to our house in Middletown. The second consisted of practically doubling the size of our beach home in Ocean View Delaware. The company was able to take the architectural plans and improve upon them because of an exceptional understanding of carpentry. Overall the jobs were very professionally done and exceeded my expectations.
 

Eugene H. Toms, Port Penn, Delaware

Our family has used Walter Graham (Delaware Valley Builders)for three major projects. The first project involved raising the back of our cape cod house, adding two bathrooms, walk in closets, and a upper deck. The second project was a large 40' x 40' clear spand building connecting to our barn. The third project was a large addition to our daughter's house. It was 24' x 24' with a tray ceiling, skylights as well as a full basement. He also added a raised deck. We are pleased with each addition. They were added in a way that enhanced the original structure, demonstrated quality craftmanship, and the cost were contained. We highly recommend his contracting business to any client.
 

Kristine and Aaron Adams, Delaware

I am very pleased with Delaware Valley Builders. Walter and his crew were very respectful. Delaware Valley Builders has put all new replacement windows in my home, and redone a room for us. All the work was done very efficient, and in a timely manner. I will defintely contact them again in the future.
 

Erik Bashford, Newark, DE

I was very pleased with the outdoor living space built by Walter at Delaware Valley Builders. The space was a major upgrade from the one that we had before and has simply become an extension of our home. Walter's attention to detail, knowledge of building codes, construction practices, and suggestions were not only straight forward and honest but also led to a better product. He was also always prompt, and I could not have been happier with the results and finished product. The true test in business is whether or not I would do business with someone again, and in this case there is no doubt. I also had him install my garage door and I plan on contacting him regarding some future projects. Let me assure you that my next building project will definitely include Walter and Delaware Valley Builders. I highly recommend Delaware Valley Builders to anyone interested in receiving quality construction and excellent service from start to finish. Erik Bashford Certified Home Inspector NAHI Member 22482
 

Nate and Jackie Lombardo, Smyrna, Delaware

We were so pleased with Delaware Valley Builders' replacement of a large bay window in our previous home that we contracted with them to add a screened porch when we moved. Mr. Graham began and ended the project in a timely manner, each member of his crew was respectful and polite, and the craftsmanship was superb. We highly recommend Delaware Valley Builders for any home improvement project.
 

John Strojny, Wilmington, DE

I have hired Delaware Valley Builders, Inc. on two occasions while constructing new stores. Speed was important to me and the work was completed very quickly, neatly and properly. Walt was also helpful in dealing with other aspects of the project and gave some very helpful advise. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a contractor.
 
 
30 years of experience

Delaware Valley Builders are known for their quality and value. With over 30 years experience in the construction industry, Walter Graham has seen trends come and go, but one thing remains constant, Walter's pursuit for quality.

Walter Graham, Delaware Valley Builders