Carol Schmidt – 2016

I would assume that the fact that you are reading this indicates that you are considering Andy Rowe and Alpenglow Builders to build your new home. I can assure you that you have found one of the best homebuilders in the Bozeman area.

I will begin with a story. Not long ago I had an event at my new home and a long-time family friend was among my guests. This woman is an exacting, quality conscious person who spares no expense to meet her tastes. I must mention that she is extremely critical of those things that don’t meet her standards.

During the party she wandered around my home, looking in corners, examining the rooms. I dreaded what she might say. When she found me, she was nearly incredulous. “I can’t believe the quality of this house,” she said. “I didn’t think they made them this way any more.”

Now, I’m definitely not the stickler for building quality as she. I simply am not informed in that area. But, I do know style. And I do know service. And I can assure you that my Alpenglow house, for the money, is the most stylish and graceful space of any home that I visited in Gallatin County. And, I looked at well more than 100 houses in the area before I found this one.

From the beginning, all of my dealings with Andy, from picking paint colors to details necessary for closing, all details were dealt with promptly with directness and professionalism.

The service didn’t end there. In the seven months that I have lived in my any small concern that has comes up, as happens with a new house, has been addressed quickly and courteously.

I haven’t worked with a ton of builders, but I have had experience with several. And from that experience I can say that Andy’s approach to the homes he builds and the people that buy them is special. I think that you, like me, will find that going with an Alpenglow home is one of the best home decisions that you will make.

Jeff Sandholm, AIA, LEED-AP – Dowling Sandholm Architects

I am happy to write this letter of recommendation for Andy Rowe and Alpenglow Custom Builders. I have known Andy for a couple of years and have worked with him in a couple of different capacities.

I first met Andy through his work on the building committee for a new church we were designing. Andy provided thoughtful insight and leadership to the design process from the owner’s perspective.

Most importantly, I worked with Andy on the construction of our new Dowling-Sandholm Office building here in Bozeman. Andy provided feedback to us during the design process and completed the framing for our new building in an efficient and timely manner.

I would highly recommend Andy and was impressed with his project management, estimating and site management skills. Andy is currently building another house we have designed and the owner is very happy with his work on the project.

Dawn Wade, Administrative Manager – TREC.INC

I write this letter in recommendation of Andy Rowe and Alpenglow Custom Builders. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Rowe as the General Contractor to complete construction for our extensive office expansion and remodel project in 2011.

Throughout the course of the entire renovation, Mr. Rowe was a consummate professional. He was accurate in his initial assessment of the scale, cost and time required to complete our project. His record keeping was accurate and timely. He chose high quality subs that he managed well.

Our job was done with timely care, precision and minimal impact to our ongoing office operations. The friendly and professional way in which Mr. Rowe managed every detail gave me a high level of confidence that our project was being completed with quality and care. This allowed me the refreshing freedom to focus on my job without any construction oversight concerns. Mr. Rowe managed his oversight effectively and efficiently in order to always provide enough man power and oversight to complete this project on budget and ahead of schedule.

In addition and importantly noted, Mr. Rowe always performed work in a very safe, clean and tidy manner. He worked very well with the sensitivities of providing minimal impact to our office neighbors.

I highly recommend Alpenglow Custom Builders for any type of construction project. They are honest, reliable, caring, knowledgeable and have a high level of integrity with quality of work and attention to detail.

Leland B. Dawson DDS, Debra H. Dawson, Ryan C. Dawson Connelly

My wife and I have remodeled our Lake home extensively 4 times over 20 years and built a custom waterfront home in Gig Harbor Washington in 1998. We recently finished building another custom home with Alpenglow Homes in Bozeman, Montana and moved in July 2009. We’ve had a good amount of experience with building homes and the Lion’s Ridge Camp lodge and cabin in Bozeman.

We could spend considerable time enumerating the qualities of Andy Rowe both personally and also professionally…it is all positive. When considering what a reference letter might say about Andy, this is what a prospective client would want to know:

Any building project has the potential for the builder/ client relationship to be strained by the end of the project. In fact, that is probably the norm. If we were to start building a home or any project tomorrow, and we were looking for a builder in Montana, from our experience, we would look no further than Andy. We would probably not even get competitive bids and try to figure out the “apples compared to apples” comparisons in that confusing construction bidding process…we would just “go with Andy”. He is honest and he does a superb job of managing the costs and his subcontractors and was more than willing to challenge himself and his team with aspects of the home we wanted that were out of the norm. He pulled it off perfectly.

We have told Andy, that he can showcase our Bozeman home at any time, and that we would welcome the opportunity to speak with prospective clients.

Michael Pentecost, AIA – dzyn2architects

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent job you did on the Weaver Residence and the commercial Building #1 at South Towne Square.

Both projects, extremely complicated as you are well aware, have turned out perfectly. It was so good to work with a contractor that was honest, understood the importance of paying attention to details and was flexible in the wake of changes and the continuing requests for design and construction assistance.

Design build projects are always a challenge because so many of the details are left to the builder to make sure the final product suits the needs of the owner as well as the builder and architect. Your patience and pro-active approach to producing a final product that makes me look good is very rewarding. Conversations with the owners of these projects reinforce what I am saying here as well. Both have indicated that your performance was exemplary and both would never hesitate to recommend you. I only regret that other builders can’t be as flexible, conscientious and responsive. That said, if you ever need me to visit with a potential client in further detail, do not hesitate to have them contact me at any time.

Again, I thank you for the excellent work you did on both of these projects. Keep in touch as you can.

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