We hired Barry Stohlman and Pat Kilner for our kitchen expansion and family room remodel. I can't recommend them highly enough! They listened to our ideas, and understood how we wanted to preserve the charm of our 1940's house while adding modern functionality to the kitchen for our family. They helped us get the most for every dollar, and kept us within our budget. We were kept informed of everything going on, and Barry and Pat were there to answer any questions we had. Even though we knew they had other projects, they made us feel like their only clients.
The crew that worked on our project was courteous and professional. I never worried about the people that were coming into my home. I also knew that everything that was going on inside the walls--the structure, plumbing, electrical--was being done right. There were no corners cut here.
Best of all, my kitchen and family room are beautiful! The transformation is truly hard to believe. I always get compliments from visitors, and have had many people ask who did the work, as they consider work on their own homes. I'm always happy to tell them about Barry and Pat. They really are the best!
For years we had been mulling over options to renovate and increase the living space in our home, somewhat nervous about taking this big step. We consulted with many people and after a lot of due diligence, selected Pat Kilner and Barry Stohlman to do the work. A friend recommended them us by saying we could trust them because they " do great work, are honest, and were on time and on budget" when they did a big project for her. Her description on all fronts was accurate. We started working with Stohlman & Kilner in late May 2012 and the bulk of the interior of our house was finished by early October 2012. Pat and Barry did an exceptional job. Our renovated home, now double its original size, is better than we could have imagined. The space is smart and useable (we did not want wasted space), the attention to detail is great, and the quality of work is outstanding. For example, they did a number of fabulous built-ins (multiple book shelves, mud room lockers, sideboard with wine rack) that have added a wonderful touch to many rooms. In addition, we were thoroughly impressed with the quality of the Stohlman Kilner team--every person working at our house was diligent, respectful and a pleasure to have around. We lived in the home for the greater part of the renovation and Pat and Barry did all they could to accomodate us in that regard. The outcome is fabulous. The added space has been wonderful for our large family and allows us to entertain comfortably. We recommend Stohlman Kilner without any reservation to anyone seriously considering a renovation.
When one considers knocking walls down in their house, and embarking on a significant renovation project - that will forever define how you exist and find happiness in your home - the first word that jumps to mind is TRUST.
Barry Stohlman and Pat Kilner are first and foremost "good people" (as my father would say) and we wholly trusted them with our project.
Beyond trust, they do amazing work and surround themselves with a highly skilled and extremely respectful team.
Our project involved considerable construction from basement, to main living area, to master bedroom and even roof! At the end of every day, what could have been a disaster area, was always clean and tidy job site.
With two children, a cat and a dog, something so minor, really meant a lot.
The design, craftsmanship, and quality of build is awesome. We simply love our "new" home.