DUCs owner Joe, paid us a personal visit to capture our initial framing and structural requirements (remove two load bearing walls and install supporting load beams and supporting ground pads, dining room arch way, and a new powder room), which breathed new life and an opened concept for an old 1924 house in need of some TLC.
Joe and DUCs team is truly accommodating: showcased their professionalism, patience, and experience. They take pride in their workmanship, evidence by the quality they delivered to include clean up and the positive feedback from my wife who grew up in this house. We are grateful as many construction companies never called us back when we requested estimates.
As for the budget: Joe is a man of his word, earned my respect, DUCs did not charge us one cent over original budget in spite having to navigate through several complex architectural design and city of St Petersburg permit problems that surfaced. From loaning us his architect to guiding us throughout the project--DUCs is the best! I would highly recommend them to anyone and we plan to use them in the near future.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding work John did in repairing and replacing the damage that termites did to my main door entrance. I certainly recommend DUCS, and in particular, John to anyone who asks about construction work.
In our lifetime we have built four new homes and owned & remodeled several others.
This included a starter home in the late 70’s, a custom home built in the mid 80’s, a home in a college town for our daughter during her years at veterinary school, and a large waterfront home in 2007.
Each experience was unique and pleasant. However, the best experience we have ever had with any builder was with Joe Romano and DUCS, (Down Under Construction Services, Inc).
Joe, from the very start, was different from anyone else we have conducted business with. His professionalism, communications skills, (listening, verbal, and written are exceptional), construction knowledge, and follow up separate him from all others out there.
On our last remodeling project, we had several builders come out to give us estimates and discuss the scope of our work. Only Joe Romano, President of DUCS, was fully engaged from the first visit, listened & made specific suggestions/solutions, proactively followed up with us, provided us with a comprehensive competitive bid and sent a thank you note for our time and for contacting his company.
The best building decision we have ever made was hiring DUCS. We highly recommend DUCS, Joe Romano and his phenomenal crew (onsite and office) for any project, no matter how big or small.
I highly recommend Down Under. Their pricing was fair, the attention to details was impressive and the renovation results are fantastic, within budget and on time. Wonderful company to work with.
Down Under Construction Services made our renovation one seamless project.From beginning to end, DUCS covered every construction detail, turning our old place into a dream home.
As Property Manager of both the Sand Pebble Resort in Treasure Island and Island Gulf Resort located in Madeira Beach, I would recommend Down Under Construction to anyone in need of construction and maintenance work. Down Under Construction has been our go-to Contractor since 2009 and has completed numerous projects for our facilities, and always in a timely and professional manner. From total renovation of our units to maintenance and restoration of our lobby and exterior buildings, I can count on Down Under to deliver professional quality work every time with a team of professionals that are pleasant to work with and always go “beyond their scope of work” to make sure every item is addressed and met with our satisfaction. We are very pleased with Down Under and will without hesitation continue to use them in the future.
I highly recommend Down Under Construction. I have several properties and have used Down Under Construction on all of them.
Their attention to detail is impeccable and I am always impressed and satisfied with their work.
As the neighborhood volunteer for repairs, I have used Down Under Construction for a variety of projects. The work has always been completed in a quality manner at a competitive price. I have always found Joe Romano, his construction crews and office staff to be very professional.
I have recommended Down Under to several of my friends; when I need something done personally (and I have), Down Under Construction is my "go to" construction company!
I wanted to take a moment to let you know what a great job you and your entire team has done for Terrace Park at Five Towns. Being in a position where I am required to obtain a number of competitive bids for presentation can be a challenging situation. Even knowing this, Joe always takes the time to provide a quote to us and answer any questions we may have.
The highly service-oriented way of dealing with residents and Board Members alike is unparalleled. The quality of work that is completed by Down Under Construction Services, Inc. and the professionalism and enthusiasm that we see by his entire team is a welcome relief. I would recommend Down Under Construction Services for any future projects small or large.
Our condominium association has used Down Under Construction for over ten years. They do excellent work and I have never had one complaint about their work. They arrive on time and get their jobs done on a timely basis.
Down Under Construction has an exceptional track record with Weller Residential. Their ability to work collaboratively to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget is second to none. We have worked with Down Under on many projects in the past, and look forward to partnering with them in the future.
When Hurricane What’s-Her-Name blew the roof off our house and flooded several rooms, Joey Romano and his crew from Down Under Construction showed up promptly and made our lives whole again. His prices are fair, and the quality of the workmanship was excellent. We’ve done several other projects since, and the highest praise I can offer is that Joe is a Pro. I would never work with less.
We contacted Joe Romano from Down Under Construction Services (DUCS) in April of 2013, based on the recommendation of our rental agent, to give us a budget quotation on renovating the kitchen in our condo in the Sea Breeze building in Madeira Beach. Joe met with us and gave us a very detailed quotation, with each fact of the work itemized, so that we knew exactly what was included, and what wasn't.
After thinking about the project for a while we again met with Joe in August and decided to renovate the whole condo, rather than just the kitchen. Again, Joe itemized each part of the work in detail, and went over the schedule. Because Joe was well recommended, and was so easy to work with, we gave him the go ahead without getting any other quotations.
As the work progressed, Joe’s lead hand Dave Moore was very good to call with any questions and to give us updates on the project. Once the walls were taken down they found that some changes to the wiring and plumbing would be required, that had not been anticipated. Joe was very fair in addressing the costs for the extra work. We flew down in mid -October for our final inspection and Dave was very helpful in making a few minor changes that we requested.
We were very pleased with the final results, and dealing with Joe and his team was a positive experience. Everyone was quick to return calls and emails in answer to any questions that we had.
We would recommend Down Under Construction Services (DUCS) to anyone wanting renovation work done.
This is to advise you that I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Mr. Joseph Romano/Down Under Construction for approximately 20 years. We have – over that period of time- designed a great many commercial, medical, and residential projects- always to our client’s satisfaction. I highly recommend Joe and his construction company for your project.
I was extremely satisfied with my first experience with Down Under Construction, Inc. They evaluated and repaired the cracking to the exterior brick stucco on our condominium clubhouse and cleaned, painted, re-finished and sealed 1200 square feet of boundary block wall. All work was completed on time and at the agreed upon price by their own professional, efficient and accommodating employees. Will return to DUCS for any maintenance and/or repair needs that arise.
When a storm dropped a huge branch on my porch, Down Under Construction had it repaired in no time. Thanks guys!
Joe and his crew completed my project quickly and with no fuss and did a wonderful job on my new kitchen!
The staff at Down Under Construction Services did a wonderful job on my home remodel project. I'm very pleased and would definitely recommend them to anyone with home repair or remodeling needs.
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