Reviews from Clients and Vendors
Robert and Judith Daly
Peak Construction saved our house. We started with another builder in the mountains, but when that budget came in $170K over our maximum, we called Steve for a second opinion. He showed us comparable houses he had built, and reassured us that the finishes we wanted could come in on budget. Steve made sure we were aware of any overages in an effort to keep construction costs down. He counseled us in areas where we could spend a little more and get huge returns on minimal investment, like turning a large crawl space into storage and a smaller storage room into a wine room/office. Finishing the home 3 months sooner than the other builder proposed saved us a bundle, too. You hear horror stories of clients working with unscrupulous builders, but that was not our experience. Steve Dow was honest, ethical and communicated with us every step of the way. We were friends before and even better friends now.
In the beginning, I had a vision of saving money and building my custom home myself. I realized early on that it was way beyond my expertise and that a professional company like Peak Construction was necessary to coordinate the process. I appreciate how you took charge and saved us money in the long run. Your guidance and clarity made for smooth construction from start to finish. In summary, we couldn’t be happier.
We were extremely pleased with Peak’s commitment to quality, dedication, and detail in the planning and completing of our home. We appreciate your leadership, excellent management of your subcontractors and attention to details. The home was on time and met our spending budget. Steve is a customer oriented professional that made our experience positive and the process smooth. We truly feel that our home was custom designed for us; it is our distinctive home!
I can’t overstate the outstanding work that Peak has done. They were proactively involved from the very beginning and sheltered us from risk. From helping me select the perfect lot, to working closely with the architect, all the way to the finishing touches on our home. Peak’s team has worked tirelessly throughout the entire process.
Steve, I could never have imagined how building a home from the East coast could be so smooth. From the photographs of ongoing progress throughout construction phases, the emailed detailed information to the weekly telephone conversations, you gave us the confidence that that our custom home would meet our budget and expectations and it did! We appreciated your dedication and the way you informed us of everything that was happening at any given time. Great job and thank you!
After researching custom home builders for months, we discovered Peak Construction. We were thankful, since most builders charge a markup or profit, in addition to management fees. Peak only charges reasonable management fees. Those management fees and every other construction cost was discussed upfront, then outlined in a detailed cost analysis spreadsheet before making a commitment. Peak made suggestions of lenders who provide construction loans, and provided the numbers to the lender. During the planning stages and the construction of our home, Steve’s excellent ability to communicate, almost daily, was invaluable. We also appreciated the meticulous attention to detail throughout construction. This dedication is evident throughout the quality construction of the house.
Matt and Jenny Boca
Steve, it was overwhelming to think of all the decisions that needed to be made, but you made it an unstressed experience. The budget you provided, your advice and guidance made us rest easy during construction. We are grateful to you and your excellent team for your creativity and making our journey a pleasant one.
MaryAnn and Jim Shiltz
Our experience with building while living in Chicago was incredibly easy as Steve guided us through the process and gave weekly updates…including pictures. Steve’s quiet authority and experience gave us confidence while making decisions from afar. Building on the side of a mountain had some challenges and there were several instances when Steve went beyond his scope of responsibilities to solve these issues and assure us of a timely resolution. His dedication is most appreciated and we are blessed to have such a beautiful home.
We love our new home. “Our scrape and build was problem-free and it was obvious that you had great working relationships with your subcontractors. We were impressed too with your organization and enjoyed your attitude and “can do” spirit. We always knew the expected timelines and the financial considerations of our choices and we found you very fair about the cost of our change orders.
The lot we bought 20 years ago was a challenge because it had setback issues. While this was a disappointment, your experience dealing with the county and the process to get a variance was invaluable. Also, we appreciate that you never charged us for the enormous amount of extra time it took to meet with the county, resubmit plans and work with the HOA because of the lot issues. Your patience, knowledge and personal attention resulted in a beautiful home.
Thank you so much for building my new home. I found your ideas and expertise on ways to save money throughout the process invaluable. All subcontractors were professional and courteous and your prompt scheduling ensured the house was done on time. I would most certainly recommend you to anyone considering building a home.
Peak offered recommendations of lenders who provide construction loans and the spreadsheet Peak provided made the lending process go quickly. During the planning stages and the construction of our home, Steve’s honesty, flexibility and patience made us feel very at ease with the process. His excellent ability to communicate, almost daily, was invaluable. We appreciated the meticulous attention to detail throughout construction. It was a true pleasure to work with Peak Construction
Paul and Judy Albers
Steve was very easy to work with always punctual, answering questions and getting things done. He has excellent knowledge of the building codes and willingness to work with neighbors, the County and Home Owners Association. His subcontractors were very good and responded quickly when needed. We always felt he had our best interest at heart during the whole process. Steve continually kept us up to date on cost impacts and schedule. We would highly recommend Peak Construction to anyone considering building.
Steve, your leadership, and personal attention to our specific needs made it a pleasure to go through building. As an investor, I appreciate the quality construction at a fair price. It would be great if all businesses had your integrity.
After talking with homeowners who had hired Peak, we decided to use them. I’m very grateful to you for making our dream a reality, but also without the pain expected during the design and construction.
Gaurav and Swati Patel
Choosing a contractor to build a new home can be a very nerve wrecking process. We were highly satisfied when we decided to work with Steve Dow of Peak Construction. He listened to our needs and did a very thorough job of piecing together what we desired at the beginning of the project. He worked with us through each step to ensure our goals were met. He was very flexible in our approach and helpful and thoughtful through the project. He had the experience to construct our new home to the way we desired it. He presented us with all the information needed to make any decisions and answered every question we had for him. He visited our home site to ensure everything was going as scheduled and informed us of any delays if any. We are into one year of moving in our new home. Within the one year we had very minor issues in the house which are expected as the house settles. Peak Construction resolved those issues right away and resolved them permanently. I would highly recommend working with Steve in any future projects that may arise. We had a great experience in building our custom residential home with Peak Construction Company.
Joe and Diane Franks
It’s been 9 years since you built our beautiful home. Particularly helpful was your guidance and recommendations to save us money throughout the process. Looking back, we can’t thank you enough as we enjoy the beauty and quality in our home every day.
Martha and Tim Prisner
Steve, we wanted to let you know how good we think everything is going and everything looks great. All of the crews have been doing such a great job and have been so helpful when we are there. We walked all the electrical tonight and I can’t believe how in all the craziness, and with me handing the electrician a completely redlined plan, he got it all right! Yesterday, the plumber overheard a conversation I had with the cabinet supplier how an item would be better if it was moved a few inches and next thing I knew he moved it! Construction is going smoothly and we are really excited.
Bill and Terri Spears
Thank you for your patience in our house project. We are so anxious to get moved in. We love it. We appreciate you helping us make this dream come true.
Peak Construction is a professional company which completed my job at a competitive price, stood behind its work and comes back when there are any issues.
And, from vendors
Paula Murtha, U.S. Bank
I have had the pleasure of working with Steve Dow, owner of Peak Construction, for many years. Steve’s dedication to his client’s needs, insures a smooth transaction for everyone involved. As a lender, it is extremely nice to see projects completed on time with no issues.
Ken Falloon, Arlun, Inc.
While new technologies invade the construction industry, many builders shy away from them. Steve embraces these new concepts and new materials. His construction projects stand out from the competition.
Tim Aberle, Electrical Connections
I consider Steve to be the best project manager and organizer that I’ve worked with. Each project runs smoothly without the problems I encounter on other jobs. I wish more builders operated in this manner.
Manuel Garcia, Owner, BG Framers
On the job site, you get to know the guys in other trades. One thing we all have in common is how efficiently Peak Construction’s projects are run. If Steve says the materials are going to be there, they are. If the trade before us needs to complete a job, Steve makes sure it’s done, so our work and the project isn’t delayed. Peak is a company we go over and above for because we can count on great coordination and respect.