Testimonials

Mark & Katie Schwab

When we decided to build our home in Walnut Cove, near Asheville, NC, we started a very thorough process for selecting the right builder. This was the first time we were building a house. We wanted the best overall team and also desired to choose someone who would guide us through the process.

We interviewed and spent time with 12 builders. This enabled us to understand not only what different builders offered, but also to decide who we could trust and who would “wear well” through the process.

We selected Dan Collins of Glennwood Custom Builders. Dan and his team were not only excellent builders, but also showed very high integrity and attention to all of our concerns. We love our home and after living in it for over two years, we know it is of the highest quality. Dan and his team continue to stay in contact with us and are always asking what they can do to keep our home pleasing. They have attended to every issue  (which have been minor) and continue to exceed our expectations.

In addition, Dan and his team have been a joy to work with. They are professional, excellent listeners and always act with the highest integrity.

We would recommend them without hesitation.

Mark & Katie Schwab
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove


Alan and Elsa Halsey

When we were looking for a contractor to build our house we had several critical requirements; we needed a company that could handle the project for us while we lived over 1000 miles away, one that could interpret our wishes based not only on the architectural plans but also on an understanding of our tastes as expressed in emails, phone conversations and infrequent site visits, and one that could show patience and flexibility as we inevitably requested changes as the project progressed.

Glennwood met and exceeded all of these challenges and provided us a home that had the attention to detail and the quality of finishes that, in our opinion, were over and above those of any other custom builder.
Some of the more important contributions from Glennwood were helping us to select a local architect, making recommendations for an adjustment to the location of the house on the lot that we could not be present for but which turned out to be a great choice in maximizing our view and privacy, and working with us on material selection during the finishing phase. Also, working with Glennwood during construction allowed us to increase our run of panoramic picture windows, double the size of our outside patio and add a bonus room over the garage – all value added enhancements to our original concept.

Furthermore, even when the house was completed and we had moved in, Glennwood was always available to fix any issues that inevitably arise in a new house – in our minds it is this willingness to stay involved after we occupied the house that allows Glennwood to stand out from its competition and makes them the ideal choice for anyone wanting to build a quality custom home with a contractor that has always been there when needed.

Thanks for everything Glennwood!!

Alan and Elsa Halsey
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
 


Julie and Bob Levine

Dear Dan,

We wanted to put in writing the wonderful things we have been telling anyone who asks—who built your house?  Bob and I have received and given nothing but complements from design through execution.  The process with Glennwood Custom Builders was a smooth one and we thank you!

We had built before and we interviewed other builders so we had some sense of what we were looking for in a builder and your initial presentation made us feel very comfortable with the oversight from a distance of building our home.
From the initial design process where we all stood on the lot envisioning the house, through the planning and pricing, we have consistently felt that your attention to detail and commitment to excellence pervaded the process.  Bret’s professionalism and attention to detail gave us confidence that the build quality was top notch.  Plus, he made it fun to be on site.

Both you and he gave us great recommendations throughout. In fact, the subs were so good at their jobs that their ideas really enhanced the house. It was a great collaboration.
Please feel free to refer prospective or existing clients to us going forward.

Your friends,

Julie and Bob Levine
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
 


Todd and Nancy Fredin

We started construction of a new home in Walnut Cove with two big strikes against us- we had never built a home and for the past 20 years had lived outside of the United States so were totally unfamiliar with building trends and finishing options.   Nevertheless,  Dan and his team at Glennwood Custom Builders took us under their wing and guided us step by step through the process.  They ensured decisions were made in a timely fashion but did so in such a manner that we were never overwhelmed with the process. 

One of the first things Dan said to us was “I can build you a beautiful home!”  -he was not kidding!   The attention to detail, pride in craftsmanship and high quality materials have resulted in a home that we are very proud to own. Trust and confidence in Dan’s integrity and commitment to excellence were very important to us, who were thousands of miles away during construction. 

Glennwood’s concern and service did not stop when the keys were handed over.  In the year since completion, Glennwood has always responded to any questions and concerns in a timely fashion.

Dan, thanks for delivering on the promise of a beautiful home!

Todd and Nancy Fredin
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove


David and Patricia Wyche

As is often the case, our construction process began by interviewing three building contractors.  I met Dan at a stunning home he had built for one of his clients.  I was impressed with the workmanship and quality of the home and with Dan himself for his pride and enthusiasm.  With the help of our architect, I analyzed all three builders based on performance, cost, location, - the usual sorts of things.  They were all relatively close, but Dan seemed the happiest and most confident in his work.   He also had a long list of references, all of whom gave him glowing recommendations.

Our friends seemed to think that having a home built was a nightmare, but that wasn’t the case at all for us.  We really enjoyed the procedure even from nine hundred miles away.  Dan and our project manager Bret kept us involved along the way.  We had weekly pictures to ‘oh and ah’ over and the questions that always come up that needed our input.  Any changes to our budgeted items were proposed with plenty of alternatives so that we were comfortable with our final decision.  We could always depend on their advice.

Our home was finished a little more than a year after breaking ground.  We moved in April 2013 and we love the house.  It’s clear that Bret and the subcontractors paid attention to details. HVAC is quiet and the temperature is uniform throughout the house.  The cabinetry is stupendous and coordinates with the interior trim.  The paint job is flawless as far as we can tell and the wood and tile floors are perfect.  Any minor tweaks have been dealt with in a timely manner. 

Glennwood has not at all abandoned us, now that we are occupants.  They are still interested in our satisfaction with the house and are making sure that it is the quality custom home that we dreamed of.  Anyone considering Glennwood can rest assured with Dan and his team as their choice.  We thank all involved and express our deepest appreciation for your efforts.

David and Patricia Wyche
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove


Keith Elliott

To Whom It May Concern:

Dan Collins of  Glennwood  Custom Builders built my house at 23 Mtn. Orchid Way at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. He completed construction in April of 2009.

I would rank my experience with Glennwood a 10, on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the lowest.
From the beginning to the end, Dan exceeded my expectations in every way.

Even today, four years later, he continues to go above and beyond when I need him for anything.

Keith Elliott
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

 


Chuck and Kate Gass

It’s not enough, Dan, to thank you and your team for building us just the home we had dreamed of. We also want you to know how much we appreciate your making the building process a truly enjoyable one.

From the very beginning, Steve was able to capture in his design our thoughts on how we wanted our home to live, as well as how we wanted it to look. We appreciate, too, that you and Steve were both sensitive to our budget, and were able to build exactly what we wanted within that budget.

In previous experiences, we’ve always been somewhat “on-site” during the building process, so our concern was being nearly 1,000 miles away and not being as much “in-touch” with the process as we would like. But thanks to you, Rob, and Bret and your regular communication by phone, e-mails, and pictures, we always felt like we knew just what was going on.

In the end, we couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of workmanship, materials, and attention to detail you built into our home. You’ve spoiled us, and for that we thank you very much.

Chuck and Kate Gass
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
 


Bruce and Elizabeth Baker

It has been just over a year since your team completed our home and we have found that the professional detail you put into the first stage of planning has continued throughout the process. even after we took possession of this beautiful home your team built for us.

We knew when we first met with you that you were the quality of builder who wanted to build homes he is proud of, down to every detail being accomplished to expectation.  As the home was taking shape we got to know your staff and found your pride in quality details was manifest throughout the organization.  We appreciated your involvement and Doug Maddelin’s attention to those details.  Additionally, we also appreciated your willingness to offer alternative options when we came to important junctures in the building process.  Your drive to make sure we had all the elements planned and budgeted really proved valuable in making sure we knew the investment was on track as promised.

Thanks for building this beautiful and well-built home for us.  We brag on Glennwood Custom Builders all the time and can recommend you to whoever is planning a home.

Sincerely,

Bruce and Elizabeth Baker
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
 


Matt and Shari Beckman

To whom it may concern,

This is my first time building a home from scratch and others warned me that the process could be frustrating and not very enjoyable but nothing could be further from the truth. My experience was fun and went even smoother than I expected.  However, I think your experience is directly correlated with the builder that you choose. Glennwood went out of their way to accommodate my requests and made sure that I only got involved on the level that I wanted.  They were responsive when I had questions or concerns and I felt that they addressed my concerns with my best interest in mind.

Dan and Bret were detail oriented and you could feel the passion in their effort to deliver a product that mirrored the image painted in your mind of how the house will look when it is finished.  They deserve the success they have had because they truly earned it.

Sincerely,

Happy home owner, Matt and Shari Beckman
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
 


Todd and Teri Anson

As California residents, we confronted the challenge of building a custom home on Lake Keowee by hiring Glennwood Custom Builders.  The experience could not have been more positive for us.  From collaborating on assembling the project team and design, to bidding the subcontracts and completing the project, the integrity, professionalism and talents of Glennwood have been very much appreciated by us! Glennwood brought particular value to our project by serving as a fountain of ideas ranging from design details peculiar to a second home, to offering valuable ideas about how and where to spend construction dollars so as to maximize the quality of our home.

Glennwood had useful suggestions about who to use for landscape design, interior design/furnishing and architecture and built an extremely high quality home of which we are quite proud. Glennwood's expertise in budgeting and financial reporting in an Internet-friendly format made administration of the project from the West Coast almost a pleasure.  The project accounting was accomplished with exact detail - the best experience we ever had with a contractor!

Our project was completed on time and precisely on budget.  Throughout the process, Glennwood offered helpful suggestions about everything from design improvements to window selection, from finish carpentry to choice of insulation!

We could not be happier with both the process and the product of our collaborative efforts!

Glennwood exceeded our expectations in every meaningful respect and we have a fantastic lakefront home as a result.

Please consider us extremely satisfied customers!

Todd and Teri Anson
The Reserve at Lake Keowee
 


Lisa and Bob Klepper

We had such a wonderful experience with you and your company during the building of our house at 46 Fairsted in the Ramble at Biltmore Farms. The whole process was smooth and you delivered on all of your promises. The cost was actually below what you had told us and the house was finished right on schedule. Those are two things you rarely hear of when building a custom home. Not only did you finish under budget and on time, the whole process was managed in a professional, diligent manner. It is not often that you can say that you actually enjoyed the building process, but with you and Rob, that is exactly our memory of the whole process. We would strongly recommend you to any prospective client!

Lisa and Bob Klepper
The Ramble Biltmore Forest

 


Al and Pam Ruggirello

Pam and I would like to thank you and your staff for a job well done in building our new home. As you know, the challenges of designing and building a home can be strenuous. The team that you assembled from design through finish mitigated our stress, and provided us with an experience that is seldom realized in an undertaking of this nature.

From the onset of our project we always felt that we were part of a unique group of professionals who had our best interest at heart. Through the entire process we were continually kept apprised of the construction progress. Decisions were made in concert with our designer and the various tradesmen in an effort to ensure that our standards of quality were being met. Through the various stages of completion, issues never became problems. Additionally, ideas were always presented to us in a method that provided the pertinent information needed to make an informed decision. We can honestly say that Glennwood’s professional staff was always available to answer questions, provide guidance and seek alternatives in an effort to build our new home in keeping with our goals and objectives.

I think one of the nicest elements of working with Glennwood Custom Builders is that we know that we can depend upon you and your staff going forward. As in any construction project, there are always “punch list” items that need to be addressed after move-in. We know that as items need to be dealt with, Glennwood will be there. Your project management team takes pride in ensuring that our needs are being met. Even the smallest details are given their personal attention. We feel as though your team has as much pride in the finished product as we do.

In closing, we would like to again thank Glennwood Custom Builders for the excellent job they did in building our home. We would be delighted to recommend Glennwood Custom Builders to any prospective customers you may have, and would be happy to share our experiences with them.

Al and Pam Ruggirello
 


Andrew Milia

It is with pleasure that I write this letter to thank you for such a fine job in building our house in Boyne City. Kellie and I appreciate the professionalism, quality and personal attention that you and each member of the team put into the home.

During the past year, we have gotten to know each one of your subcontractors and have valued the pride of workmanship and quality which they demonstrated.

A special thanks to Dan Collins who was exceptional in keeping us informed of the progress and making the experience quite effortless.
Please feel free to refer any prospective clients to us as we would be pleased to share our experience.

Andrew Milia
 


Doug and Missy Labelle

We have worked with Glennwood Custom Builders for 5 years, and have had an excellent relationship during and after the building of our custom homes. They also built my brother’s home on Lake Charlevoix.

The organization, honesty, and commitment to all of our projects have been the key to our on-time quality results. Glennwood Custom Builders are currently building another home for us, and we are having the same positive experience. We would highly recommend them to build your home.

Doug and Missy LaBelle