Adding value with Interior wood work
The value of interior wood trim
The client wanted all the added trim to their new house that would give it elegance but did not want to pay the marked up price that the builder would have charged. Dealing directly with a finish carpenter not only saved them money but they where able to talk directly with the contractor who specializes in that phase of construction, getting much more for their money. A finish carpenter can point out all the options that a customer has, making it easier to get the look they want. Dealing with a builder is not going to give a customer as many options. He simple does not get involved with details.
Vince did a great job. He was able to work with some tricky areas and a transition area between the hall and the dining room. The craftsmanship was outstanding and the areas looks awesome. Definitely a professional in his work. He applied the Angie’s discount when he emailed the quote. He was able to hoist the strips of moulding up to the 4th floor and secure them inside the condo unit without any damage.
Unfortunately, Vince tore a rooter cuff and needed extended time to heal thus the work was not able to be performed. Vince honestly communicated that immediately and offered a return of the deposit which I have already received. Although the work was not completed, Vince conducted himself professionally and honestly allowing me to find another contractor. Vince was punctual when he came for the estimate and gave a very good price that I had accepted as being very fair. I would highly recommend his services and I wished Vince a speedy recovery.
Vince is a true professional in both workmanship and business. It was a pleasure to have him in our home.
Company was excellent, timely and efficient . The quality of work was amazing and the time that the project was completed exceeded my expectations. The installation was done by the owner. I highly recommend this company and I will be using him for future projects.
Vince is remarkable and he has the “whole package”. Vince’s work skills and taste are exceptional. He has a knack for making the most beautiful trim work dependent on the wall/floor/ceiling situation.
Vince is highly organized and extremely efficient. This makes for fast work. He collects your thoughts & plans well and isn’t afraid to offer advice or ask questions. Crown & Trim by Design is extremely professional and communicates well. Vince was never late, worked hard, and let you know exactly where we stood. This quality company is very competitive for the level of work they do. And you could not ask for a more congenial and nicer person than Vince
Needed approximately 140′ of crown molding installed in a living/family room. I’d identified, on-line, the profile I needed.
Vince was one of 3 companies I contacted, he proposed that he manufacture out of solid wood the molding and also install it. The results far exceeded my expectations and knowing the moldings are solid wood as opposed to the plastic purchased molding is icing on the cake. The cost was no more than as if I’d had the plastic molding installed.
When Vince came to the house to measure and provide a quote he brought lots of samples with him, which was great. We chose a simple 3.25″ molding for the entire house, with an additional 1.50″ riser in the common areas.
Vince did the job over three days. He did an amazing job. Truly a master of his craft. The joints are so tight they didn’t require any fillers.
Update 2/6/14: I recently stayed in a 5-star hotel while on vacation. Fabulous place. Stunningly designed with lots of arches and columns. My crown molding is better.
He is a true artist and did a wonderful job and would definitely recommend him.
He also saw were there was a leak in one of the windows our building ended up having issues and it took an additional 6 months for our building to be fixed but Vince came back when the repairs were finished and finished his original work and did some additional trim work from the damage the leak in the building caused. He is unbelievable at what he does.
I would recommend him to any one. His standards are very high and I really appreciated his coming back as soon as we were ready for him.
Crown and Trim by Design is the only one I would recommend if you are in need of either trim work or finish carpenter! Vince works for himself and by himself and is the most polite, professional man out there with decades of experience, an easygoing manner, and extensive knowledge about the industry, trim and ideas that would work best for your space. Pricing is competitive and his quality of workmanship stands alone. Vince is dependable, timely, reliable and is the only carpenter we will have in our home from here on out!! We here in Pinellas County have problems with contractors, handymen and carpenters, most have no license, no show, no skill, not qualified, etc. Horror stories with quality, etc. We are thankful that we will not have to search any longer. Thank you Vince .
Perhaps the best contractor with whom I have ever worked. Outstanding attention to detail at a reasonable price. Professional work by a true craftsman. I would hire Crown and Trim By Design again and recommend Vince for any and all trim and woodwork projects.
Excellent workmanship by a friendly, professional craftsman. We received quotes from other contractors, but Vincent Mantegna’s attention to detail was evident from the start, when we asked him to describe how he would go about the job. We are extremely pleased with the results for a reasonable price. It is our understanding that he works with crown molding, baseboards, window and door trim and other fine carpentry work. We highly recommend Crown and Trim by Design.
First of all, I am so pleased with the work you did for me. Thank you again. Is the picture on your letterhead, the stairs you spoke to me about? Very beautiful. As soon as I get my painting project finished I will get back to you on the front door. Thanks for the estimate.
Thank you for doing such a beautiful job on the crown molding and being so neat and efficient, it is greatly appreciated. Attached is the picture of the crown molding. Have a great weekend!
We are extremely pleased with the work you did at the house! Everyone we’ve had over to see the finished product has also complemented your work. If you ever need a reference please let us know. I took a few pictures after we painted in case you want them for your files.
Our painter, John Goetz was very impressed with your work. He said when most contractors install crown molding the seams are always visible. John said he couldn’t see them in our house. I did give John your information because he said clients ask him all the time to recommend someone for molding. My in-laws were also impressed when they came to visit. But the biggest compliment you got was from my son Spencer. He said to me one day, “mommy, can we have Aiden over so I can show him what Vince did”. I will contact you late summer, when there is more in the decorating funds to finish the upstairs. And for the opening between the living room and foyer, that probably won’t change size, so I will just move on.
Hope all is well
One of my neighbors stopped by and saw the beautiful work you did. She loved it and so do I. By the way, Tom again was surprised and said “you are an artist”!!! Thanks again for making the time to fit me in. Have a safe drive to Florida. You will be missed. I know my daughter would have loved to have you do trim for her too. If you ever come back to Pa. let me know.
I personally attest to the quality work/craftsmanship and service that Mr. Mantegna’s company extended me. The finished product exceeded our expectations, and was completed exactly within the stated time frame. All materials were received and crafted in A++ condition. Mr. Mantegna and his crew reported to the project everyday at a scheduled time, and left everyday at a scheduled time after cleaning there work place of all debris. It was a pleasure dealing with a professional in every facet of this contract. I would recommend Vince for any woodwork or home improvement project that he endorses to complete.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the phenomenal job that you did installing our trim work. Not only is your finished product outstanding in every way, but we want you to know that you are the most professional, neat, courteous, and easy-to-deal-with contractor that we have ever worked with. Again, thank you for our trim work and please feel free to give our name to anyone who would like a reference. You may also give us a call if you’d ever like to show someone your actual work. We’d be happy to let you show them our home. Very sincerely yours,