CrossWorks Carpentry.."Where Every Nail Has a Purpose"

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

It has, and always will be my goal to provide my customers with the best service possible. Over time, many have stated how pleased they were, with the advice, services, and the final product provided. Because I have had such great response in the past, this resulted in future work for me.  This also enabled me to put together a page solely dedicated to sharing with you, the satisfaction of a "Job Well Done" so many have come to experience with CrossWorks Carpentry.  I truly appreciate all the kind words, and will always post them promptly. But simply.., the best advertisement is "Word of Mouth"

 

 

Spring 2015 

     

Mike has performed two sizeable jobs for me and a number of medium to smaller jobs. I've been very happy with his work. Mike is easy to work with and very cooperative. He is kind and is at all times professional. He runs a neat and organized jobsite which I think is important and has been proven to be a much safer work environment. Most important to me is Mike's character as he has proven to be honest and trustworthy. I can recommend Mike without any hesitation and hope you have the privilege of working with him.

Please feel free to give me a call if you have any questions at (207) 632-2756

 

Sincerely,

 

Rand Clark

President of Home Rentals Company

President of Maine Insurance Benefits Group

 

 

 

 

5/18/15

Mike:  We want to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on our recent repairs.  Since the harsh winter brought us water damage to the skylight, wall, and floor of our family room, we were thrilled that you could do the repairs for us.  As when you originally  built the room for us, your attention to detail, timeliness, concern for our comfort throughout the process, and impeccable workmanship made the whole process much easier to deal with.  We have never done business with a contractor that was as professional as you are, as skilled, and as considerate of the customer with keeping to schedules and updates as you are.  We have always been able to count on you for all of our projects, both large and small, and you will be sorely missed!

 

Mike & Carol Colton

Portland, Maine

 

 

 

Mike is great. He pays attention to those little details and is as much a perfectionist as I would want him to be. Mike is thoughtful, and skillful. This is the third project he's done for us and certainly won't be the last. Thank you, Mike!!

Kimberly Capone-Sprague

 

 

"Crossworks Carpentry is a solid investment for the homeowner looking to build or remodel. Mike does excellent work, with fine attention to detail and superior craftsmanship. He has done a wide variety of projects for us, all of which have clearly met or exceeded our expectations. We heartily recommend the services of Crossworks Carpentry!"

David Friedlander, Gorham

 

 

We asked Mike to help us make some long-desired changes and repairs. He listened to what we wanted and made careful suggestions that gave us a result exceeding our expectations. We had some surprises, which Mike handled smoothly, and if I changed my mind about something, which I did on a few occasions, he agreeably shifted gears. More than once my family commented on Mike's crew -- Ben, Jesse, Robert, and Mark and their helpers -- what a nice group of guys to have in our home, and their work is great too! We felt we got a great result at a fair price. As new projects come up I will be returning to Mike in the future.  

Lisa Marshall, Cape Elizabeth 

 

Mike did an outstanding job with my recent bathroom remodel project.  I was especially impressed with his attention to detail and high level of customer service.  As he encountered issues with the work- he was able to discuss options with me & bring in other professionals as required.  Even with the issues encountered- he met my aggressive time-line and still finished the work under budget!  I am absolutely thrilled with the result and intend to use Mike and his recommended subcontractors Jesse (drywall) and Mark (plumbing) for all of my future projects.  Thanks again!

Theresa Powers, Falmouth 

 

Mike completed an addition to our house recently and we are extremely pleased with the results.  His timeliness, attention to detail, concern for our comfort level throughout the project, and excellent workmanship resulted in a beautiful room and deck that we couldn't be happier with.  Mike provided us with a schedule of construction and stuck to it almost to the minute.  If something came up to throw it off, he let us know ahead of time and found ways to work around the delays.  It was a real pleasure to work with such an honest, conscientious, and affable person.  He showed concern every step of the way for what would be best for us and the project; and did a wonderful job of making the new construction fit well with the existing house.  We have great respect for Mike  and highly recommend him.
 
Mike & Carol Colton, Portland

 

Mike, we wanted to thank you for the work you did. You took pride in doing it right, and it shows. We've already gotten compliments on the room, along with some inquiries. We've been able to tell people that you're a delight to work with: honest, kind, thoughtful, positive, and scrupulous. The dogs miss you!Love the photos. Many many thanks. 

Lucinda Cole, Portland

 

 

6/6/13

 

Dear Mike,

 

We wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful work you did on our deck. We also appreciate the open communication you had with us throughout the entire project. We're so pleased with the end result and have received several compliments already! And leaving us with a new "Welcome Mat" was so sweet. We really appreciate everything and please know that we'll be calling you for any future projects that might pop up. :)

 

Thanks again!

 

Allie Levesque & Pat Kinslow

 

 

 

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Hodgdon's Testimonial:

 

2/14/13

 

 

The kitchen remodeling project in our home is a reflection of your skill and determination and understanding of our needs. The "new kitchen" is beautiful and very functional. It was a pleasure to have you work in our home.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ellie & Bob Hodgdon

Higgins Beach

Scarborough, ME

 

Connie Sandini

3/20/12

I am so pleased with the work of Crossworks Carpentry! Mike's attention to detail, professionalism, skills, & friendly nature were greatly appreciated. My renovation came out just the way I wanted. I would strongly recommend Crossworks for any home renovation project.

 

Sincerely,

Connie Sandini

 

 

Erica Bartlett

12/4/11

"I've been thinking about some projects in my house for quite a while, but I wasn't sure who I could get to do it. I finally asked around for some recommendations and got the names of a few people, and after meeting everyone, I decided to go with Mike and Crossworks Carpentry. I'm so glad I did! Mike and those who worked with him were professional, courteous, and attentive to detail, doing everything they could to meet my needs and expectations, and doing so at a very reasonable price. This included accommodating me changing my mind partway through about how I wanted to handle a bathroom fan, and making sure that I was informed about the progress every step of the way. I also appreciated the flexibility of contact by phone or e-mail, since I'm sometimes on the phone a lot for work and e-mail is often a better way to reach me. And even though I was away while most of the work was being done, I felt perfectly comfortable letting them proceed, and it was wonderful to come home to a new floor and a new interior door! I wish I had done it sooner, but I'm glad that I finally did, and that I went with Crossworks Carpentry. I couldn't have asked for anyone better."

 

Erica

 

 

 

Lisa Marshall

12/14/10

We asked Mike to help us make some long-desired changes and repairs. He listened to what we wanted and made careful suggestions that gave us a result exceeding our expectations. We had some surprises, which Mike handled smoothly, and if I changed my mind about something, which I did on a few occasions, he agreeably shifted gears. More than once my family commented on Mike's crew -- Ben, Jesse, Robert, and Mark and their helpers -- what a nice group of guys to have in our home, and their work is great too! We felt we got a great result at a fair price. As new projects come up I will be returning to Mike in the future.

 

 

Theresa Power

3/15/10

Mike did an outstanding job with my recent bathroom remodel project.  I was especially impressed with his attention to detail and high level of customer service.  As he encountered issues with the work- he was able to discuss options with me & bring in other professionals as required.  Even with the issues encountered- he met my aggressive time-line and still finished the work under budget!  I am absolutely thrilled with the result and intend to use Mike and his recommended subcontractors Jesse (drywall) and Mark (plumbing) for all of my future projects. 

Thanks again!

Theresa

 

Jim and Kelly Rivoli (Portland)

10/18/09

Kelly and I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did for us in our bath project redo.  Also the entire condo association would also like to extend our thanks for the back door replacement. Your work is always well done and completed in a timely manner.

 

Kevin and Ginny Dagnese (Portland)

2/10/09

Dear Mike,
Ginny and I would like to thank you for the kitchen rehab that you did at our home. It is now a part of our home that we can be comfortable in and take great pride in. The workmanship is wonderful, You have a great gift from God and should be proud of it. Thank you again!
In His service,
Kevin and Ginny

 

Greg & Susan Schueneman (Scarborough)

9/29/08

Dear Mike,

We are very pleased with the new doors and the inside doors that now close properly. We'll be calling you in the spring for another project. We will also be recommending you to friends & family.

Sincerely

 

Greg & Susan Schueneman

 

 

Nate & Rachel Frederick (Windham)

9/18/08

Mike,
 
I just wanted to drop a note to express my appreciation for my new deck and front doors.  Your work is impeccable and after doing so many "do it myself jobs", it was amazing to see how quality work makes such a difference.  It is something that truly has added value to my home.
 
You have been great to work with and I look forward to working with you again in the future.  I will be sure to refer any friends and family your way.
 
Thanks again Mike.

 

 

Allan and Florence Braff (Cape Elizabeth)

5/27/08

Mike Gervais exceeded our expectations! His pride of workmanship and concern that everything was done

to our complete satisfaction were exemplary. I hope he is not busy to help us with future jobs.

 

Edward Godin (Windham)

5/19/08

Last spring I was thinking about replacing 14 single pane windows in my home with an energy efficient model. I figured I could replace one window a weekend, because the windows would have to be removed, the frame altered and the new window installed and trimmed. I envisioned 14 summer weekends tied up doing this and my enthusiasm waned.
 
As luck would have it, I was talking with a neighbor who was having a large project done at her home and part of the project was window replacement. She recommended her contractor, Mike Gervais, citing his integrity, attention to detail and cost consciousness.
 
I called Mike and scheduled a time to discuss our project. Mike asked many questions, offered several good suggestions and left to work up a proposal. Long story short, Mike completed the project on time for $200 less than agreed upon. The work was extremely well done with little disruption to the house. His work was cleaned up at the end of each session,
 
I will certainly use Mike for any up-coming project that I have and recommend that you give him a chance as well. 
 

Greater Portland Church of Christ (So. Portland)

5/5/08

Mike:

 
On behalf of the Greater Portland Church of Christ, I want to thank you again for the great job of installing new windows in our church building.  They are a terrific improvement, and the workmanship was excellent.  We are all very pleased.

Wayne Newland

 

 

Mike & Carol Colton (Portland)

10/20/07

Mike completed an addition to our house recently and we are extremely pleased with the results.  His timeliness, attention to detail, concern for our comfort level throughout the project, and excellent workmanship resulted in a beautiful room and deck that we couldn't be happier with.  Mike provided us with a schedule of construction and stuck to it almost to the minute.  If something came up to throw it off, he let us know ahead of time and found ways to work around the delays.  It was a real pleasure to work with such an honest, conscientious, and affable person.  He showed concern every step of the way for what would be best for us and the project; and did a wonderful job of making the new construction fit well with the existing house.  We have great respect for Mike  and highly recommend him.
 
Mike & Carol Colton

 

Lucinda Cole (Portland)

8/21/07

 

Mike, we wanted to thank you for the work you did. You took pride in doing it right, and it shows. We've already gotten compliments on the room, along with some inquiries. We've been able to tell people that you're a delight to work with: honest, kind, thoughtful, positive, and scrupulous. The dogs miss you!
 
Love the photos. Many many thanks. 
 
L

 

Jen O'Connor (Portland)

5/10/07

 

I went with Mike for my project because I was so impressed with his

work on my neighbors' the Daigle's home.  He was great to work with and
offered several ideas and options with regards to the design of the
room.  Mike worked diligently and stayed on schedule and the project
was completed in a timely manner.  I am incredibly happy with my new
room and I have received several compliments from friends and neighbors.
 

Sincerely

 

Jen O'Connor

 

Cynthia & John O'Hanlon (Portland)

5/2/07

 

Dear Mike,
 
We wanted to write you a quick note to thank you for your outstanding work.  When we took on our restoration project we had no idea the difficulties that we would encounter.  After being raked through the coals by a contractor who did poor quality work, charged for work that was not done and continuously missed deadlines, we were referred to you and instantly the project started to take shape.
 
Your work was of outstanding quality.  It was ALWAYS done in a timely fashion and we found you to operate with the highest ethical standards.  Needless to say, we wish that we had found you earlier and assure you will always be our first call when we are in need of any carpentry or construction services. 
 
Thanks for everything.
 
Cynthia & John O'Hanlon

 

Hal & Brigitte Kingsbury (Cape Elizabeth)

4/18/07

 

Mike,

 

Many thanks for all your great work! We are so grateful that

Bob & Maggie recommended you to us!

 

Take Care

 

Brigitte

 

Mary Fay Kattman (Marblehead, MA)

4/4/07

 

I am an out of state landlord and I can’t tell you how happy I’ve been with Mike’s dedication and follow through.  I recently had a water leak that required repairs to the toilet, bathroom wall and floor, living room ceiling and lighting.  Mike did most of the work himself and what required a specialist he arranged to have the work done.  It was an emergency situation and he responded as such.

He is honest and fair and is a perfectionist when it comes to the final product.  I would highly recommend him and plan on using him often in the future.

 

Ben & Amanda Spaulding (Yarmouth)

12/23/06

 

"Recently, we purchased a house in Yarmouth.  It is
our first house.  There were many things about the
house we loved, however with the second floor
unfinished it was difficult to enjoy completely.  When
we found Mike, we knew that he was someone that could
help give us more living space and make our house
something that we would love even more.  We explained
to Mike what we envisioned.  He not only assisted us,
but gave us new ideas.  He was very creative in
thinking of ways for us to best utilize and enjoy our
space.  Mike was not only personable and creative, but
he also finished in the time he originally quoted.  We
went into this project knowing that things cannot
always follow a timeline, but Mike was very diligent
in making it happen.  We want to thank him for all he
has done for us.  He made our first house our
home."

Sincerely,

The Spauldings

 

Jean Haeger (So. Portland)

 

12/12/06

 

The skylight looks great!!  I tested it out and was
able to remove the screen, open and close blinds and
window!  YAHOO!!  What a difference that will make!
You continue to impress me with your professionalism

and attention to detail! (not qualities I've been able to

find in abundance among the sub's I've hired up in Eustis,

so I'm particularly appreciative!)  Even to the point of an

immaculate clean-up?! Thanks again, Mike!  It's such a

delight to work with such a professional! 
 

 

Sue Picinich & Stanley Max (Scarborough)

 

11/30/06

 

Mike did a great job and we are really so pleased with his work. He
helped plan the job, and met with us a number of times before the work
began to do planning and address all of our questions and concerns.
Throughout the work Mike gave great and useful advice. The end result
looks beautiful.

We also appreciated the fact that the job was completed on time and on
budget, and that Mike was reliable in always showing up when he said he
would and making himself available all the time.

Since the job was completed several neighbors have stopped as they pass
the house to tell us how great it looks.  My family came to visit from
out of state and could not stop praising our
"new" house.

Thank you so much Mike!

Sue
 

 

Brian & Katherine Caprio (Gorham)

 

8/15/06

 

“We have a rental home that had several doors damaged by tenants and hanging doors is not our forte.  We were given Mike’s name through a friend and we were so happy to have found his company.   Mike promptly assessed the situation and put together a detailed proposal for us that itemized the cost and scope of work.  Mike turned the job around very quickly so we didn’t have any downtime in renting the unit.  We are EXTREMELY happy with the final results of the new doors!   I will definitely use CrossWorks Carpentry again and I have already recommended Mike Gervais to friends in need of an honest and skilled carpenter.” 

-Katherine Caprio

 

Elise Scala DeWaters (Scarborough)

7/13/06

As a seasonal cottage owner it is very challenging to get jobs done
during short stays, and harder yet to find a carpenter who has the time
available to give bids and to do the repairs during these stays.  Mike
was very responsive to our need to get repairs done before the renters
arrived. He was very thorough and timely with his work and the contract
he prepared was clear and complete.  I have recommended Mike to other
homeowners and will definitely call him again.

Elise

 

Rick Marble (N.Yarmouth)

7/7/06

CrossWorks quote was more than 10% higher than the lowest bidder, but we ended up choosing CrossWorks anyway. Mike put a lot of thought into our quote and anticipated many of the issues that the other contractors hadn't addressed. His quote also included low maintenance trim that adds to the finished look of the deck. Mike has been working steadily, as the weather permits, and has been making good progress. We've been very happy with the quality of work and will be recommending CrossWorks to our family and friends.

Thank you

Rick Marble

 

Bob & Maggie Daigle (Portland)

2/13/06

In mid-2005 Maggie and I decided to build a kitchen / family room addition to our home in Portland.  We requested several bids from local contractors.  From this we had the opportunity to meet Mike and Craig. From the very start it was clear that they were both capable and professional.  They promptly delivered a well thought out bid that was competitively priced.  The project was sizeable, and had some interesting complexities.  Throughout the project they stuck to their word – and delivered a new structure (added to our existing 50 year old house), that was completed on time and at a quality / detail level that was above our expectations.  Several times during the project we had changes that were the product of Maggie and I seeing a “new possibility”.  In every instance, we presented the idea and were able to work with Mike and Craig to incorporate the resulting changes in design, project scope and timeframe – with Mike and Craig always open and adding insight into the new concept.  Today we have an addition to our home that we are quite proud of.  We give our strongest recommendation to the individuals.  They are highly capable, professional, and honest – people we consider to be good friends – quite a statement at the end of a construction project.

Please contact us if you’d like to discuss our experience of working with Mike & Craig.

Bob and Maggie Daigle, 77 Wellington Road, Portland Maine  775-0880

 

Mark Segerstrom ( Falmouth )

 

1/4/06

 

Dear Mike at Crossworks Carpentry 

I can't thank you enough for the work you finished at our house.  Not only did you perform the work to the highest of standards, but you were able to finish exactly on time and budget.  Since this was during the Christmas season it was greatly appreciated!!!  Thank you so much for all your help, and I hope to contact you in the future about additional work. 

Mark Segerstrom

 

Ned & Karen Cabot (Portland)

 

6/9/05

 

 

WOW! We love the new look! It's better then we had imagine!

Thank you both for a truly top-notch job. You were both totally professional,

and at the same time responsive to our particular concerns.

We would hire you again in a minute, should a need arise.

We will also mention you to anyone who is looking for quality work! Please

do not hesitate to use us as a reference. Thanks for everything!!

 

All the Best

Ned & Karen Cabot

 

Gordon & Janet Richards (Acton, MA)

 

4/15/2005
As out-of-state owners, reliability was very important to us.  Mike and
Craig were available and kept us completely informed during the last two
winters as they renovated our Peaks Island cottage.  The renovations required
tremendous, innovative problem solving - with odd angles, assorted woods and
uniquely shaped windows.  Their craftsmanship brought a continuity and style
to our cottage.  The "house that Jack built"  has been transformed into a 
lovely home and we are most thankful.
 

Sincerely

Gordon & Janet Richards

 

 

Robert Macomber/Cynthia Frye (Portland, ME)

4/8/2005

Last year (2004) Mike and Craig did extensive work on our house.  
Remodeling our dining room and attic were two of the bigger projects
that they did.  Mike provided valuable design assistance on both.  His
suggestions were excellent! They allowed us to increase the size of
our son's new attic bedroom and to remodel our dining room in a way
that is consistent with our home's Victorian design.

Both men were very easy to work with.  Our projects took months,
included other contractors  and involved several design changes. 
Throughout the process Mike and Craig were available to discuss any
issues that we had and they showed a lot of flexibility in coordinating
their efforts with the other contractors.

We are currently enjoying the products of their hard work.  Our
unfinished attic went from dark and crowded to being a bright and
usable space.  We appreciate their competence and professionalism!

 

Sincerely

Robert & Cynthia

 

 

 

 

 

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