Our marvelously positioned, 100 year old lakeside house had been poorly and oddly renovated over many decades. The challenge was to re-create this house into a home with character and charm. The McGray & Nichols team did an outstanding job by re-doing every surface, inside and out, adding open spaces with innovative doors and windows, creating wonderful entrances, selecting wood and trim styles befitting an older period, keeping important original features, raising ceiling heights and making a vaulted ceiling where none existed... all the while, preserving the feeling of the original architecture! A very difficult task!
Virtually all of the renovation ideas mentioned here, along with many others, were initiated by the McGray & Nichols team! The construction was performed superbly on schedule, on budget, and with a genuinely caring, friendly, yet professional attitude. The accounting procedures from original estimates to change orders were notably commendable. We have built other houses in the past, so this affirmation, that the Mcgray & Nichols team is outstnanding, is not without comparison. By the way, every visitor to our home says it does indeed have character and charm!
We worked with McGray & Nichols on building two homes on Lake Sunapee. They were simply outstanding to work with! The whole process was enjoyable and, most importantly, McGray & Nichols helped build the house of our dreams. Their worksmanship and attention to detail is second to none that we have seen anywhere in New Hampshire. We have received nothing but compliments from everyone who has seen our home.
We have thoroughly enjoyed working with McGray & Nichols during every phase of design, construction and delivery of our new lake home. McGray & Nichols was fair, honest with budget, billing and change orders. More importantly their process was transparent and easy to follow. Day to day attention to detail and follow ups are off the charts and continue even now a year after completion. One of their biggest assets is the on-site team of highly skilled local craftsmen they surround themselves with who all have the utmost intregrity. Thanks to McGray & Nichols we now have the most spectacular gathering place to welcome our friends and family for many generations to come. We include them in the term of "friends and family". It has been a pleasure.
Building our home on Lake Sunapee was something Heidi and I approached with great passion and emotion. The team at McGray & Nichols did a fantastic job, and built a home that we will treasure for generations! The quality of the build was incredibly solid. We can’t believe that when the wind is whipping off the lake we don’t hear it or feel it. We put a lot of custom details in our home design, both wood and stone, and the artisans McGray & Nichols brought to the project were meticulous in creating beautiful craftsmanship. McGray & Nichols was always transparent and thoughtful about decisions we had to make with their guidance. They stuck to the budget and managed the project very well. We highly recommend McGray & Nichols!
This was the first time we have built and our experience with McGray & Nichols could not have been better. Thoughtful and practical suggestions, high quality craftsmanship and well planned and organized. Very much appreciated the openness and attention to detail. We wouldn't change a thing about our house or the process.
McGray and Nichols initially built our house in 2002 and subsequently finished our basement and most recently built a small addition. We worked with them to design and build our lake house. On our initial project they worked through harsh winter conditions and still got our house completed on time. They can be called upon for help years after project completion. We especially like their woodworkers craftsmanship and attention to detail. They can handle any building project both large and small. Their craftsmanship and professionalism would lead us to recommend them to anyone.
We have had the pleasure of working with the team at McGray & Nichols on a fairly extensive addition to our home. From the first interaction with Louise and her team, we knew we made the right decision. The level of detail, knowledge, craftsmanship that was put into our project was just exceptional. Every step of the way the project is handled with excellence. We were provided with many updates along the way and were never surprised. Every detail of the project is thought through down to the last day where the house was left in immaculate condition. We are already working with them on our next big project—a guest home. We would highly recommend M&N if you are thinking about a construction project on an existing home or building something new!