We value the opportunity to work with each of our customers to fulfill their hopes and dreams in their building projects. Our goal is always to meet and exceed the customer’s expectations, to build a strong quality building that will stand the test of time. If we have done that then we have completed a successful project. Following are a few comments sent to us by our past home owners.
I purchased a gorgeous Victorian that needed a lot of work, and Kieran and Billie guided me through the process of bringing the home back to life. Collaborative, responsive and caring, they took the time to listen to my questions and responded with thoughtful answers and solutions. I am thrilled with the results and will enjoy my home for years to come. ~ Mary Viola
When we were in the process of selecting a builder to construct our dream home in the mountain town of Ouray, CO we searched for someone who could build an ultra-strong, low-energy, low-mold, low-radon and low-maintenance custom house. In short, it had to be built using the very best building-science technology available. BUT, it also had to be built to look convincingly like an 1880’s Victorian home in every detail. The project demanded the best in old-world craftsmanship to harmonize with the surrounding ornate historic homes. Fortunately, we found Kieran Doone with Blackthorn Custom Builders. Blackthorn was able to help us achieve the very best combination of new technology and authentic historic style, even when these goals were in many ways difficult to reconcile.”
“We have personally built and remodeled many houses, both as our own general contractor, and hiring others to be the general contractor. For the very best quality we made the correct choice hiring Blackthorn to build our high-end Ouray house. Should we ever build another custom home in the future, Blackthorn would definitely be our first choice. ~ Mark Orgren
We couldn’t be more pleased with our house! Kieran’s attention to detail and level of craftsmanship is second to none. Billie’s responsiveness and willingness to go the extra mile far exceeded our expectations. We will be calling them for our next project! ~ KVT
Blackthorn Custom Builders worked with us from across the country, to build a mountain cabin that exceeded the expectations we had for our budget. Kieran and Billie’s responsiveness, honesty and expertise gave us the confidence to complete the project with minimal visits to the site. While modest in size, the high quality of construction has given us a home we know will see 100 years and beyond. We highly recommend the Blackthorn crew and would work with them again. ~ Ron and Cindy Benson
We didn’t think we would every find someone that could take on our remodel project, until we found Kieran, and our hope was restored. He and Billie took on remodeling our 120 year old home, from out of town, with a tight budget, and gave us exactly the mountain home we wanted with high quality craftsmanship. Plus, they helped make it fun, smooth, and exciting along the way. We will always call Blackthorn first and would highly recommend anyone looking to remodel or build to do the same. ~ Shannon and Kevin Koch, Ouray, Colorado
We selected Blackthorn Custom Builders to remodel the kitchen, master bedroom, master bath, and basement living area and bath of our 1898 Victorian home in Ouray. We could not be happier with the results that Kieran and Billie achieved for us! Kieran is a master craftsman whose attention to detail is amazing. Through the years we have been involved with many other construction projects, and, with out a doubt, this was the most pleasant experience we have ever had. Kieran and Billie worked seamlessly together to achieve a result that exceeded our expectations. ~ Paul and Rudi English
“Never have I enjoyed a more beautiful home. It has been nearly seven years since Kieran completed the project and there is not a single thing that I would change. Every day, and I do mean every day, I feel joy and gratitude for the perfection of our home, the pleasure is real. So is the perfection – I do not use empty words! Kieran is an Irish Master Builder, and his work makes clear what that means.
Each room is a work of art in itself. The outstanding quality of the cherry woodwork, especially the shelves in the library and the extensive woodwork in the bedroom, with the many paneled doors and built – ins, the winding stairs leading to the loft – bedroom, must be seen on-site to be fully appreciated. All of the windows in the old house were replaced, all the interior walls except in the kitchen and laundry were removed, furred out to allow better insulation and redone, Brazilian rosewood floors installed throughout. All the new trim, paneled doors and the like were built of rough cherry lumber, planed and glued up on site. New foundations were dug in the crawl – space under the house and concrete poured to support the addition of an entire new story.
Kieran’s flexibility and creativity, supported by our architect and the consulting engineer, allowed us to make major changes during the process of construction such as the addition of the tower above the dining nook we added to the kitchen and the sweeping stair to what was originally planned to be a mere loft, but which became a delightful additional bedroom above my upstairs office.
One area that impressed me greatly was the detail and accuracy of Billie’s accounting and the clarity of the regular progress reports. Even though we kept adding new ideas and changing details, the accounting was always precise and fully backed with all the necessary supporting documents.
In short, I would recommend Kieran and Blackthorn with absolute confidence for any project, large or small. Victoria and I are more than satisfied, we are enthusiastic about our home and about every aspect of our experience in its construction! ~ Frederick (Ted) and Victoria Steinhardt