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Big Dog Construction remodeled my bathroom. I love it. It looks great and I am confident the work is high quality. Orlando and Ricardo were here on time every day. They worked hard and took the time to answer my questions. They were neat and took care to protect the other areas of my home. They were friendly and professional as was the office staff. Everyone was very helpful. I would recommend Big Dog Construction.

- Marie G.

Telly and his team are amazing! Responsive, professional and overall excellent quality of work. Also, each day they leave your house, they clean their work area as if they were not there, just to start again the next morning. Highly recommend...they are your one-stop shop!

- Mike C.

I have nothing but good things to say about Big Dog. Their pricing was fair, and they were a pleasure to work with. The team was always friendly, professional and accommodating. They did a full basement renovation for us and we are very pleased with the quality of the work and the entire process. I would most definitely recommend them!

- Mike W.

Telly, Joe & all the guys on the job exemplified professionalism every step of the way! They were prompt, neat & made my dream a reality!

- Michelle B.

Telly, the owner, manages the project from an "owner's perspective". He treats the project as if it is his own house. He is extremely honest, and would do anything to help you. His team takes pride in their work, and it shows in their craftsmanship.

- Gail H.

We are so happy with the renovation we just completed with Big Dog Construction. From start to finish they were very professional, highly skilled and easy to work with. They were also timely, careful and neat. They listened well to our plans and ideas but also made excellent suggestions on how to improve upon each of the two bathrooms we renovated. We would absolutely use them for future projects and recommend them to others!

- Lenore H.

Absolutely fantastic! I give them 10 stars! They completed two full bathrooms for us plus more than that, and we will hire them for all home construction in the future. Telly and his team (shout out to Joe Ragucci) give you a timeframe you can work with, answer all texts and emails promptly. When there is something they can’t complete, they immediately give you contacts for people that can! Professional, friendly, informative and when job is done you look to see what can be accomplished next by them! 10 stars!

- Mary Jo B.

A wonderful experience from start to finish. Very attentive and friendly. From Michelle in the office to the owners, Joe and Telly. They took their time to explain everything. I would recommend them to anyone.

- Laura MG.

Organizeqaid, efficient and quality craftsmanship. Big Dog construction is a rare find in the construction business they actually make and keep appointments and do honest good work. Highly recommend!

- Justin B.

Telly, Joe, and the guys did a great job converting our downstairs half bathroom and laundry room space into a bathroom & shower and more efficient laundry area. While they were here, we had them turn our old music room into a brand new beautiful tv room / music room, complete with shelves built into the wall! The guys worked with us, our inaccurate calculations, and our plan revisions to give us exactly what we wanted and needed, providing useful insights and ideas along the way, and adding extra touches to our room's decor. They always showed up on time, kept the area safe for our cats, and cleaned up thoroughly afterwards. This was our second project with them, as they did a fine job on our kitchen a few years ago!

- Tom S.

They do great work. I was very happy with the results. They worked around two angry dogs and two partially angry cats.

- Bill H.

Renovated our kitchen, we are so pleased. Joe, Orlando and team were awesome. They were flexible to work with our schedule; they gave great advice and help with some of the decisions. Work is professional and looks fantastic. We are so pleased with the outcome. We get so many compliments. Would definitely recommend the company.

- Barbara P.

"Working with Big Dog Construction has been a pleasure! Telly and his crew are professional, knowledgeable and do impeccable work. they leave no detail to chance! from start to finish, the project was on time and at budget. Our bathroom had water damage from a leak, as did our kitchen, and now out bathroom is showroom quality, and the Kitchen looks like not a drop of water ever touched it! I would highly recommend Big Dog Construction for any job, big or small! you wont be disappointed!"

- 5/8/2018 Victor R.

"You and your entire staff have been nothing short of amazing! We are thrilled and will recommend you to anyone who asks. Thank you!"

- Laura & Eric K.

"Telly, from the day we met I knew you were the man for the job. You put your vision, dedication and heart into my home & it will never be forgotten."

- Bridgette B.

"My wife and I are very happy with the results; which meet all expectations. Best comment I can make- I would recommend Big Dog to anyone (I never give recommendations!). From start to finish, we were always on the same page. Plus, the Team was very flexible in finding alternative (same or better) solutions to any issues they encountered. Best of all, there was no games with the agreed upon price before the work started. Telly stated upfront- ‘…not the cheapest, not the most expensive, but worth it.’ From experience, I can now attest to that. Full experience with the Team was very reassuring, especially considering the main area of your house is down to the studs and subfloor… Here is the best part- The Team committed to gutting and rebuilding a full kitchen and entryway in 2 weeks and they delivered!! As little stress a possible, might I add…… I will be doing more work with the Team in the near future."

- 7/26/2017 from Angie’s List

"Big Dog had to redo and cleanup what a prior contractor out of Englishtown did to my house and was absolutely wonderful and really made it livable and enjoyable again!"

- 02/05/2018 from Angie’s List

"Where do I begin? Each and every one of the folks behind Big Dog Construction is dedicated to exceptional work and honest business practices. And as a bonus, they’re just all-around great human beings. We hired the company to do a complete kitchen renovation, wall removal and overhaul of an adjacent playroom/den. From jump, Kelly kept us informed and was super-responsive when we had questions about our project. Telly is knowledgeable, upfront and just a pleasure to work with. His recommendations on cabinet and counter vendors were great too. He and his crew arrived exactly when they said they would every day and were dead-on accurate about how long the project would take. Project Leader Mario and the rest of the guys were amazing in every way and kept the house as clean as possible even on the messiest days of the project. Throughout the job, we were so impressed at the level of pride taken over even the smallest details—things like pull/knob styles, symmetry around windows (even in an older home where symmetry can be elusive), tile installation, molding and much more. Our new kitchen and playroom are even more beautiful than we imagined. I will call Big Dog Construction for future jobs in a heartbeat."

- 06/21/2017 from Angie’s List

"From the first phone call all the way until the end of our kitchen renovation with wall removal Big Dog Construction was there for us with any questions, suggestions or concerns we had. Telly was always a phone call or text away. He replied immediately. Telly came on a Tuesday morning and by the next morning we had our estimate. Telly then gave us a start and finish date (which I couldn’t believe how fast he said it would be done). We had a wall removed to make an open floor plan and we also had a kitchen renovation. They started and finished as planned. The crew were very knowledgeable and their craftsmanship was absolutely amazing. They came everyday on time and cleaned up each night before they left. Mario, the crew foreman was also there for any questions or suggestions. They went above and beyond our expectations. All I can say to Telly and his crew is THANK YOU for making my dream kitchen with open floor plan come true. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND them. I plan on using them again for future projects I have."

- Elle M.

"Most professional contractor I have used yet. Calls when they say they will call, sends quotes quickly, shows up on time, cleans up – friendly crew. And, they did great work. Would HIGHLY recommend. Plan on using them for upcoming projects."

- Jennifer P. from Facebook

"I cannot say enough great things about this company. Telly and his team are reliable, upfront and GREAT at what they do. From the very start, we were kept well informed of all aspects of our project. Both Telly and Kelly offered excellent recommendations for cabinets, counter tops, etc and we were able to get exactly what we wanted within our budget. The crew was on time every single day and kept the house clean on even the messiest construction days. We were so impressed at how much pride they took with even small details–like cabinet pulls/knobs, perfect symmetry around windows, molding and so much more. We are thrilled with our new kitchen and den and would call Big Dog again in a heartbeat!"

- Laura K. from Facebook

"When we bought my grandparents’ house a few years back, we knew it would eventually need work. With the exception of a few updates in the late 1980s, much of what was in the house was from when the house was built in 1960. We knew it would be a big project as we wanted to remodel our kitchen, both bathrooms, refinish our floors (and stairs), replace all the interior doors, re-tile our entryway, enlarge our master bedroom and put in a walk-in closet. We brought in many contractors for estimates, but each one was more expensive than the next. Then we brought in Big Dog Construction. Telly worked with us to formulate a plan to do all the updates we wanted to do and keep it within our budget. Telly and his crew were very accommodating, planning the renovations in such a way that allowed us to relocate to a different part of our house, with our pets, for the four week period. Mario and his team did an exceptional job, they arrived on time every day and cleaned up before leaving every night, even staying late a few times to complete what they were working on. They were professional, courteous and knowledgeable, and any questions or concerns we had were addressed immediately and if they couldn’t help, it was escalated to Telly. They were even flexible to our last minute changes. Overall it was a very positive experience and we were very pleased with the quality of work they did. We look forward to using Big Dog Construction for future projects and we would highly recommend them to friends and family."

- 08/02/2017 from Angie’s List

"Excellent… so pleased with work we hired them for second bathroom."

- 09/05/2017 from Angie’s List

"From the first moment speaking to them, Big Dog Construction made everything go smoothly and kept my nerves at bay. Made my decisions on choosing the items easy as they helped from start to finish and kept me informed as to progress. The crew that worked at my house, were professional and have wonderful craftsmanship. I couldn’t be more please with the results as I admire it every day. I would recommend anyone to use them. Big Dog Construction is amazing!!!!!"

- 09/06/2017 from Angie’s List

"It is a pleasure to work with professionals who take pride in their craft from start to finish. I was very impressed with the care and attention to detail that Telly, Mario, Richie and Miguel gave to every aspect of the work. The custom shelving in the broomer which is now a fabulous pantry pulls out so that I can reach everything and was measured and built to match the heights of my most often used supplies, The cleaning, degreasing and staining was thorough not only on the outside, but inside as well. The rebuild of the space for the new double wall oven and the corner shelving that lines up the upper and lower cabinets are so seamlessly matched that they look like they always should have, Also, the shelves have the same gorgeous new granite as the counters. Saving the best original details was a cost savings and a pleasure; we all enjoyed discovering that our black hinges and knobs were actually copper! Restoration can be wonderful. Our kitchen is truly beautiful, vastly more functional than before and a joy to cook and hang out in. We highly recommend Big Dog and are happy to work with them again, Do open all the boxes before you start if you buy tile from Home Depot – or anyone else. We bought the back splash ahead and the different boxes didn’t match despite the identical numbers. We are grateful for Mario’s noticing the problem and working extra to solve it. We are glad to work with people who look out for us in every part of the renovation such as when the electrician left packaging on our oven door and we couldn’t get the door back on after removing it, -call Telly. When you hire Big Dog they will see you through everything from start to finish and be the first one you want when you need help in the future. Thank you Telly, Mario, Richie and Miguel!"

- 08/03/2017 from Angie’s List

"We couldn’t be happier. Telly is a wonderful contractor to work with and would gladly hire him again when we redo our bathroom. He was knowledgeable and quick to respond. We were very pleased with the quality of work and the professionalism of all workers we met and had in our home. We can’t wait to have them join us for our next project and know they will do hey great job with our tricky apartment/condo rules and concrete walls."

- 05/19/2017 from Angie’s List

"Telly is an absolutely amazing person. He took his time and was thorough and clear about all the work that needed to be completed and the time frames for each job. He is detail oriented and believes in his customer relationship. Bravo to a fine contractor"

- Cassie D. from Facebook

"I cannot say enough about Telly and his staff. I received excellent service from start to finish. I was looking to update my townhome and immediately connected with Telly and his vision during our consultation. His guys did awesome work and paid attention to every little detail. His assistant Kelly is a sweetheart and a wonderful person to reach out to for all questions and concerns. She was on top of everything, easy to reach and always in touch. The completed kitchen blew me away but the overall experience was fantastic! They touched every inch of the home in some form or fashion and went above and beyond to make it look new, fresh & in move in condition. I’m not a handyman by any means and gave Telly very little direction. His creativity is unmatched and I’d refer family and friends in a heartbeat. Thanks so much Big Dog Construction. You turned an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan and I hope to be a repeat customer!!!"

- 04/27/2017 from Angie’s List

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