Client Testimonials

  • Dear Paul, We can’t thank you enough for the tremendous job that Paul Maina Builders did with our home. When I think back to the first day we met, I can’t believe the progress that has been made. When the architect you recommended first sent the drawings of how our home could look, I couldn’t believe that they could make our old home look like that. Now that the project is finished, the end result is even better than we could have ever imagined. We followed your recommendations for subcontractors and we were impressed with each of them and we would highly recommend them. We really appreciate the job that your supervisor did in supervising the construction. Their attention to detail was outstanding. Last week they changed the outside lights because they wanted everything to look perfect. We were always kept well informed all the way through the project and we can’t thank your team enough for the great job that they all did. We would highly recommend Paul Maina Builders to anyone who is considering a construction project. It has been pure pleasure to deal with both your company every step of the way. Your recommendations were excellent and PRM builders did an absolute first class job. On behalf of our entire family, we can’t thank you enough.  Please use us as a reference anytime.

    The Jacobsen Family
  • Dear Paul, Kathy and I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful job you did with our home in Holgate.  Your attention to detail was remarkable and more than we ever expected.  As you know, one of our biggest concerns, besides the entire outside of our home, was being able to have an open kitchen, dining room and family room.  When our architect said it could not be done, you and your team took the time to research the design and came up with a plan and gave us exactly what we dreamt of having in our shore home. While, I know that I was not the easiest client to deal with, you were somehow always able to exceed my expectations.  The contractors you brought to work on our home were always professional, courteous and meticulous in their craft.  In addition, you were always there to ensure the work being done was correct and exactly what we wanted. We thoroughly enjoyed our first summer in our completely renovated home.  Everyone in our neighborhood is amazed at the total transformation of our home and the compliments seem to be non-stop.   If you ever have a client who is considering hiring another builder instead of you, please feel free to have them contact us and feel free to show them the before and after photos our home.  When we started our major project you were our builder; but now we consider you a friend of the family.  Thank you for giving us the shore house where we will have many, many wonderful memories.

    Santo & Kathy Cugliotta
  • Dear Paul, First, our sincere thanks to you, Linda and your team for your efforts in “rebuilding” 33 Joshua.  You are kind to refer to us as survivors; in reality, you “rescued” us.  At the time the storm hit, we were visiting relatives in Wisconsin, were unable to get to LBI in advance and ultimately got stranded there knowing the property got hit pretty hard.  Unable to access the island, it was comforting to know that we could, with one phone call, get immediate help from you–along with the knowledge that we could entrust our house to you and your team and be assured of high-quality workmanship. In addition, your constant communication and updates were extremely helpful…and encouraging. Thanks again for your help.  Your caring approach to your work is both recognized and appreciated.

    Ron and Marcy Califre’
  • Dear Paul, With the completion of our major renovation and the onset of the summer, we never had the chance to properly thank you and your team for a job 'well done. You installed a new kitchen and four new bathrooms in our home. The entire process (proposal, planning, execution, final touches) was done expertly and professionally. Our project manager Linda was responsive and easy to work with. Your subcontractors delivered as promised. Besides lauding the quality of the workmanship, we also believe we received value for money. We love our 'new' home and would be happy to serve as a reference for you anytime.

    Seth and Dorie Cohen
  • Our criteria for selecting a contractor to build our LBI beach home was simple…  We wanted someone with character, integrity and professionalism.  We searched all of LBI for quality homes and made a list of builders.  This took a while as our standards for construction are very high.  Our architect had us add Paul Maina to the list.  The quality of Paul’s homes was head and shoulders above all of the other homes we inspected.  We interviewed Paul and his character, integrity and professionalism showed through.  We picked Paul and the rest his history.  Our bayfront home speaks for itself.  It is a jewel.  It combines quality and craftsmanship.  The subs were great.  The follow through was prompt.  Any issues were handled smoothly and efficiently.  Communication was never a problem as Paul actually returns all phone calls and he would regularly e-mail us digital photos showing us the progress that was being made.  Changes and adjustments were implemented on a regular basis.  We highly recommend Paul for any quality building project.  Ask him to show you our home and you will see firsthand what we are talking about.

    The Pergola Family
  • I am extremely happy that we chose Paul Maina as the general contractor for our new LBI home.  We had a fantastic experience!  In fact, I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to build a quality home on a barrier island without someone like Paul. He had great ideas that helped us to make some modifications to the architect’s original plans, and then was great at solving the handful of problems that inevitably present themselves in the field when construction begins.  Given the harsh environment, he made sure that we always chose the appropriate materials.  Paul has tremendous attention to details, and his intellectual curiosity has led him to accumulate a wealth of knowledge on various design and construction topics that proved to be quite useful during our project.     What I particularly like about Paul was the professional manner in which he conducts business and his responsiveness.  He not only responds quickly to phone calls and emails via his Blackberry, but also frequently emails photo updates during construction.  He also used his photo editing skill to actually show us what some of our potential choices could look like, such as the fireplace and mantle design. Paul is quite easy to work with, willing to offer his expert opinion while always leaving the final decision up to us.  As we had never built a house before, we also benefited from Paul’s well developed sense of design style, symmetry and consistency, and color balance.  He truly wanted us to be as happy as possible with the finished product.  For instance, he spent numerous hours locating and then 6 hours driving Bonnie all over LBI in order to show her the shingle, siding, and metal roof options and combinations that she was considering on actual homes.  I doubt many contractors would put in this kind of detailed effort. Finally, we were quite pleased with all of the sub-contractors on our job.  Paul is very neat and meticulous, and his subs also reflected this attitude.  In all, we can’t imagine a better construction experience.

    Warren & Bonnie Davis
  • Paul, This letter is to thank you and your team for building us our beautiful beach house! When we started this process, we were very apprehensive, but we had a good feeling about you.  We were right!   We are grateful for the respect and honesty with which you treated us.  You were always true to your word, and we realized very early on, that we could trust you.  This was especially comforting because we lived 2 hours away.  The frequent photos you emailed us were exciting for our family, as we got to see the progress from home.  Thank you for being so on top of everything and keeping me focused with my decision making. You were helpful without losing patience or being forceful.  Every person on your team treated us in the same way you did. We found everyone to be highly skilled, honest, good people.  Thank you for your kindness and friendship along the way, and the way you treated us with such a personal touch.  We love our home.  We highly recommend you and your team to anyone.  Please keep in touch and call on us anytime for a reference.  Our very best to you and your family…

    Rich and Cathy Parker
  • Paul has done work for us over the last year plus and we have enjoyed every minute of it.  The results are amazing.  We bought an older cedar shake home in LBI.  He built an outdoor shower and laundry room among many other projects that made our dream come true.  His attention to detail, enthusiasm and vision is remarkable. On a personal note, when Hurricane Sandy hit Long Beach Island, he really showed his dedication to his customers.  When we were unable to get to our home, he checked in and got back to us.  This was all done out of the goodness of his heart.  Great and talented contractor.  Fabulous Person.  Honored to work with him!

    Lou & Maureen McElwain
  • Paul is a pleasure to work with and his attention details and time lines are his strength.  I am a builder of upscale commercial buildings and when I can’t handle a fit-out for a customer, his firm is the one I call to give the project to.  I have been in the industry for over 40 years and have seen many people who call themselves “craftsmen”,  I can say Paul Maina is one of very few who can say he really is.

    Irv Cyzner Cyzner Properties
  • Our project was a combination home/commercial construction that was demolished in a fire.  We were absentee clients (different state) and the entire construction project was delegated to PRM Builders. PRM went beyond our expectations by assuring that all details such as permits, plan changes, schedules, etc. were attended to and executed in a timely manner. Progress reporting was also completed with “up to date” internet based systems allowing us to be informed on a real time basis of conditions and progress. Considering other contractors in the area, I do not know that we could have gotten thru the project without PRM Builders.

    Tim & Robin Howard Escape Harbor Marina
  • We were impressed and gratified by the attention to detail and the professional expertise the Paul displayed in the planning of our project.  The skill and patience of your crew and the superior quality of the materials used during the construction process exceeded our expectations. We had hoped for perfection and beauty and were not disappointed!

    Al & Jean Skolski
  • Paul and team did a great job on the roofing and siding work that was needed on my house.  In addition to the quality of the workmanship and completion of the job on schedule, I appreciated the time that Paul took in advance of the work to thoroughly explain our various options in types of roofing and siding and the clear interest in meeting my needs as a customer. I would definitely recommend Paul to other potential clients.

    Lori Walsh
  • Paul, Jane and I just wanted to thank you again for building us our dream house. More than that, though, we wanted to thank you for making it such an enjoyable experience.  We were warned repeatedly by friends and associates that building a home was going to be one of the most difficult processes we’d undertake.  That couldn’t have been further from the reality of what we experienced with you.  Jane and I have talked about it in almost disbelief.  Everything from your genuine personality, your attention to our needs/desires, your constant accessibility (which I trust I didn’t abuse?) and/or prompt return of all missed calls, were all things with which we’ve had issues with almost every other contractor with whom we’ve dealt.  I can’t tell you how valuable these things are to people like us who are busy and need that kind of responsiveness.  This is to say nothing of the quality of your work every step of the way.  I’m not a contractor (as you know from the laughs we’ve had about my contractor lingo faux pas), but every contractor, including some of my very critical contractor relatives, who came through at each stage of construction was overtly complimentary of how everything was being done. All of this added up to not just an unexpectedly great experience during the project, but now a lifetime of satisfaction in knowing that everything was done right.  That peace of mind is priceless.  As you already know, but I’ll tell you again, if you ever need a reference, please do not hesitate to have a prospective client contact either Jane or I.  We feel it’s the least we can do to reward you for what you’ve done for us.

    Daniel R. Taylor CFA
  • When I decided I wanted to put an addition on my home, my first thought was how do Ifind a builder?  I called my realtor for a suggestion, since she lived on the Island for a long time.  She called an architect on the Island and the first name he gave her was Paul Maina.  We made an appointment to meet at my home.  Paul is very personable and a perfect gentlemen.  He was very patient finding out exactly what I wanted.  There were two others builders interested in my addition, but Paul won hands down.  Today, I have a lovely home just the way I want it.  Thank you Paul!

    Janice Orban
  • Paul, We just would like to say thank you on your excellent job of remodeling our bathroom at our home.  We love going into it and enjoying your great craftsmanship. We would like also to thank you for coming over and spending time with us going over the many choices of bathroom vanities and the many different shower enclosures. We would highly recommend your services to anyone that was looking for any type of home improvement or a new home.  You are very professional in all of your business. We look forward to our next project together. Thanks again!

    Robert & Susan Langworthy
  • When we discovered that we had a leak in our upstairs living room ceiling, we were very upset as you might expect. I contacted Paul and it was smooth sailing from then on. He arranged to meet us at the house in just a few days, inspected the area and suggested several possible causes for the problem and as well as several approaches to solving it. He took pictures of the damaged area both before, during and while the repair work was in progress. He was able to be there, when the insurance adjuster arrived. The work was performed on time and we were updated by Paul on the progress being made. He also uncovered another unrelated problem with our chimney, that could have led to water problems down the road. The best thing about Paul is that he is honest, knows what he is doing, offers several options for repairing the problem and completes the work in a timely fashion. We would recommend him without any hesitation.

    Sy and Sue Levine
  • Paul R. Maina is the most professional builder-contractor that I have met in many years of arranging for renovations and repair on my two homes.  From his first meeting with me he impressed me as being a service provider who puts his emphasis on service excellence.  He began our business relationship by listening to my needs and then immediately providing me with his observations regarding what needed to be done.  He then provided me with outstanding multiple options that not only met my quality expectations but also that were within a reasonable and fair range of my price expectations. Lastly, he completed the job within my time frame and kept me apprised of progress with emails and photos.  The new deck he built for my house on LBI makes my 50 year old house look almost new.  I am very well satisfied with Paul R. Maina Builders, will most certainly have them do work for me in the future and would recommend them highly to others.

    Carol A. Colone
  • As residents of Vermont with a second home on LBI we needed a contractor in whom we had complete confidence (or who would act in our best interests).  Paul’s knowledge, creativity and unquestionable integrity coupled with his attention to detail and excellent communications skills made him a perfect choice for us!

    Bob & Betsy Gleason
  • My wife and I have had a great experience with Paul R. Maina Builders.  They have helped us convert a playroom into a wonderful bedroom for our boys.  They handled everything from framing to electric to new siding.  Paul worked with us to ensure the work was done to our specifications, while making sure it was done right and within budget.  I would use them again without hesitation. Thanks Paul.

    Mitch and Rebecca Turnure
  • The idea of trying to plan our building project in Loveladies while living in Manhattan was approached with great unease on our part. We wanted to deal with someone who was honest, responsive, & easy to talk with while listening to our needs & desires for our home. Paul certainly met & exceeded our expectations! The constant communication & updates via e-mails, faxes & digital photography gave us the peace of mind we desperately needed. Paul is a stand-up guy & talented craftsman. The high quality of his work is surpassed only by his personal integrity & honesty.

    Lana Parker
  • It was a pleasure working with Paul on our bathroom remodeling project. The job required a total gutting. The new room required extensive attention to detail due to the custom wood working, relocating of the electrical systems, plumbing, tile work, and layout. We found Paul to be extremely knowledgeable and professional through out the entire project. Most importantly to us, Paul showed up when he said he would and was always available by cell or in person when something needed to be addressed. His accountability and communication skills were superior. Any issues that developed in the process were solved to our satisfaction.

    Tom & Carol Foster
  • When we suffered a mid-winter pipe break in the house we had just purchased, we unexpectedly had a major construction project on our hands. Paul quickly helped us develop a sensible and affordable plan to remedy the extensive damage. He also identified some hidden problems we were relieved to address before they became major concerns. Paul’s top notch project management kept the job moving along and kept us very well informed.

    Jack & Harriet Huston
  • I had the pleasant opportunity to work with Paul as he guided me through a myriad of issues, changes and the entire decision making process.  Throughout the entire process Paul demonstrated a superior knowledge, ability and performance in carrying out his responsibilities.  I am pleased in the utmost of the quality of the work done and the collegial relationship with the entire staff throughout the construction project.  He made the project a pleasant experience.

    M.A. Schwartz