Easy people to work with

Mike from Michael Robert Construction recently constructed a 10'x25' addition and renovation in westfield, NJ that included a kitchen and family room, as well as a basement underneath. They are finishing up now and the project has gone on without a hitch. Mike has a good crew that really pays attention to detail. Their price was fair and competitive and they give the extra effort to ensure their customers are happy. They offer great flexibility and he is willing to listen to you input and offer expert suggestions himself. The finished product is a quality job completed by a quality contractor.

Jerry Richards

Westfield, NJ

A refreshing experience

I hired Michael Robert Construction to be the general contractor for an addition in Westfield, NJ being built on my home. The addition consisted of bedrooms and bathrooms being added to a new second floor. Mike was a really nice guy and very easy to work with. He was extremely easy to talk to and willing to work WITH you. He allows flexibility in scheduling and changing the scope of work, which doesn't always fly with other contractors. It was a refreshing experience and I'm quite pleased. I've already recommended him and will continue to do so.


Update 9/5/2012

We've done 3 projects with Mike and all have been great. First was an energy audit followed by insulation and a new furnace. (I never met anyone as excited about insulation.) We were very pleased with the process, his professionalism and his great communication. He even smoothed the process of getting our energy rebates form the state of New Jersey.


We then hired him to bump out our half bath into a full bath and add a front porch. Again Mike and his crew were great. Our project manager Steve kept us updated on the progress, consulted us when he had questions and responded quickly when we had some. We often solicited his and Mike's opinions. We valued their judgment . Both have great aesthetic sense and attention to detail. Everyone in the neighborhood has commented on how great the project turned out and on our new curb appeal.


When we decided to bump out our kitchen and add a screened porch, we didn't even consider another contractor. Mike and his crew once again were wonderful. This time the project management was shared by Steve and Ian. Both were wonderful and reflected Mike's concern for great communication and attention to detail. Whenever we had concerns about some issue, when we talked to any of them, the issue was already on their list of things to take care of and they already had a plan to handle it. Once again, the project was on time and on budget. We now have a beautiful screened porch and a spectacular new kitchen with wonderful details, in keeping with the style of the house. The project started in October and Mike said we'd be able to cook Christmas dinner and we did! I'm sorry we don't have another project. They were a joy to work with.

Chuck & Marsha Genco

Westfield, NJ

Really great, aimed to please

We recently had multiple projects completed by Mike Mroz from Michael Robert Construction. He originally came in to apply spray foam insulation into our home and to replace our boiler with a natural gas boiler in order to get our New Jersey tax rebate. We were so pleased with his work, we decided to bring him in for a quote for an extension to our existing half-bathroom. Mike came in with a fair price and we went with him. They remodeled and renovated the bathroom and also added a porch. Mike actually added details to the porch, like an extra step and extra trim, to make it look as nice as possible. Mike and his crew were very communicative. He kept me informed throughout the project, answered all of my questions and explained everything in detail. The jobs were completed fast and they showed great attention to detail. I was actually disappointed when they were done, it was a fun experience!

Jeff & Diana Knight

New Providence, NJ

Testimonials


 

We enjoyed the experience

We had the pleasure of working with Michael Robert Construction on a complete gut renovation of our basement in 2011. Our house was built in approximately 1920, so Mike and his team installed an entire new French drain and sump pump system and leveled our floors before going on to design and build us a beautiful living space, laundry room and half bath. The entire project was managed In a timely and professional manner. Mike provided accurate quotes, helped us work within our budget, and created flow charts to map the time frame of the project from start to finish. All of Mike's employees, from project managers to subcontractors for plumbing and electrical, did fantastic work and were wonderful to work with. Michael Robert Construction created a space that has been well used and loved by our family. They not only met, but exceeded our expectations. I would absolutely recommend them and hire them for future work in my home.

Jason & Tammy Spiewak

Westfield, NJ

Working with Ellie at MR Construction has been great 

Not only is she knowledgeable and thinks of everything BEFORE hand (kitchen layout, etc), but she has AMAZING taste and is totally accessible. Anytime I had a question, she responded with in hours or minutes, not days, like so many designers and contractors. Working with MRC has been awesome and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a partner in a home build, renovation or remodel. Ellie approaches projects from a common sense perspective and tailors each project to suit you/your families needs best. Her style is upscale, yet unpretentious - you feel so at home with her designs - perfect for what we were looking for!

Mike is a creative thinker and his execution is incredibly smooth

Mike Mroz and his team were amazing. I can't say enough about what a professional job they did on our home. Mike is a creative thinker and his execution is incredibly smooth, plus he is extremely easy to work with. We love our new space!

Wendy & Brett Prager

Short Hills, NJ

Mike has been exceedingly patient and helpful throughout the planning and design process.

My husband and I are both very opinionated, and a bit OCD. Mike has been an amazing help in leading us along to design the house to meet our tastes, while keeping us steadily in line for a realistic plan - in regards to time and money. I appreciate his honestly, expert advice, and constant professionalism throughout what can be a very stressful and momentous time.  I look forward to sharing the photos of the project when it is completed by Mike and his talented wife Ellie. Seeing the photos of their home here on Houzz has been a constant source of inspiration, and the reassurance we needed to confirm we made the right decision in hiring Michael Robert Construction.

Molly & Dan Walsh

Westfield, NJ

I've had the extreme pleasure of working with Ellie from Michael Robert Construction, LLC.
Ellie gave me an wonderful design consultation! When dealing with a Designer or Remodeling Expert, you look for a detailed/trained eye, professionalism, communication and patience. Ellie has all of these and more! The service level I received from her was excellent. I completely recommend this company to anyone!

Michele Gibbs Owens

The whole process was excellent

Michael Robert Construction designed and built a kitchen renovation and half bath room for us.  The whole process was excellent.  The lines of communication with the project manager and foreman were great. The crews took real pride in their work and were incredibly neat. I was especially impressed with the attention to detail at the end of the project. So many of their suggestions on the finishes really improved the overall outcome of the kitchen. Even better a year later when the predictable and always present minor little things popped up, they responded immediately. We are hoping to use Michael Robert Construction again when we do an addition in a few years.


Joe & Lee Schaefer

Westfield, NJ

They were always on time always pleasant

Working with mike and his team was a dream.  They were always on time always pleasant,and their work was top of the line!  Mike and his team won an award for the remodel they did on our basement.  We will be using Mike in the future for a dining room addition.


Mary Jane & Nick Gismondi

Westfield, NJ

Mike, Ellie and the entire crew are great

Michael Robert Construction provided us with an existing house renovation as well as an addition. There were many changes made to the original scope of the work (made by us) which they handled in stride. Throughout the project it was clear that they wanted us to end up with a home we loved and enjoyed. We are happy to say we've accomplished both. Mike, Ellie and the entire crew are great - we felt especially lucky to have Randy as our foreman. He is a very talented guy and we were so grateful to have him on the job.

Michelle & Kevin McGurn

Westfield, NJ

It was a pleasure to work with Mike and Steve

Mike helped to bring my yoga wellness studio to the beautiful zen place that I needed.  It was a pleasure to work with Mike and Steve.  Mike provided a very organized, detailed contract and followed it in a timely manner.  There were never any surprises.  Steve was the most flexible and responsible in all his coordination of contractors and construction despite our strict schedule of trying to work around not disturbing our patients. They also live up to their warranty.  I had a little trouble with my wooden floors and they came back twice to make it perfect without any complaints!  They are wonderful to work with. Everyone that enters our studio will comment on how beautiful and serene it is!

Kim Fong

Westfield, NJ

Mike ultimately provided a stellar finished project

Project Scope - Kitchen redesign/remodel, first floor bathroom redesign/remodel, mudroom built in, family room redesign, master bed and bath remodel and redesign and paint the home interior. 


Design Phase – Kitchen lay out changes (including moving a stairwell to accommodate a new butler’s pantry), complete redesign of the master bed and bathroom layout. Mike’s wife Ellie also helped in the design phase and recommended a fabulous grass cloth that we used in our first floor power room. 


Implementation – Methodical and thorough. Mike discovered some serious structural problems hidden in the kitchen ceiling; however after an assessment and evaluation from a structural engineer, these were fixed in a timely fashion (added about 4 weeks to the timeline.) 


Communication - Throughout the project communication was excellent. There were hold ups here and there, but few if any were the fault of Michael Robert. 


Timeline – The project took 6 months, but the completion date was hampered by structural issues and a few other mitigating factors that added a good 6-8 weeks.


Subcontractors – With the exception of the painters used the subcontractors craftsmanship and professionalism was excellent. We were sometimes left hanging around for a few days waiting for a sub to complete their work before we could move on to the next phase, but nothing that pushed the timeline of the project. 


Follow up – After substantial competition of the project Mike’s team was over for cleanup, paint touch ups, and other finishing touches. Mike provides a warranty and will return next year to fix nail pops, etc.


Mike ultimately provided a stellar finished project. I would recommend Michael Robert Construction to anyone looking to do a large or mid-scale renovation.


Randy & Wendy Saperstone

Westfield, NJ

We were very pleased with the overall job, the quality of the finished product and the integrity of the people at Michael Robert Construction. Would definitely recommend them to others and use them again in the future.

John & Stephanie Herbert

Short Hills, NJ

In short, they went above and beyond

Michael Roberts Construction was the general contractor for my whole house renovation. The project was done in two phases so we could continue to live in the house throughout the project.


After seemingly "living" with the guys from Michael Roberts for the last year, I can say without hesitation that they (Michael, Steve and Alex) are welcome in our home anytime. While I am very happy with the quality of the work performed, it is important to highlight that these guys are trustworthy, honest people. They were great with my young kids being both very friendly with them and concerned about their safety. They went to great lengths to make sure we were happy with all aspects of the project and even did things like shoveling our driveway one morning. In short, they went above and beyond and definitely have a "can do" attitude. I recommend, without hesitation, using Michael Roberts for your renovation project. A whole house renovation is a painful experience live in day to day. These guys made it almost enjoyable.

Molly & Paul Cabral

Westfield, NJ

Mike was professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, patient

My husband and I went through a lengthy process with our architect (Forefront Designs), doing our research on the different contractors out there (and there are a lot!), and then the bidding process on our kitchen & family room addition/renovation, as well as a mudroom and new basement. This was the first time that we ever did an extensive project such as this. Mike was professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, patient, and had an appreciation for the structural integrity of our project as well as the architectural aesthetics of the project (he even added small copper linings to some outside columns to give it an 'old' touch without us asking for it!). We have a 100+ year old home, so we also wanted to make sure that the addition flowed well into the old part of the house structurally. MRC's contractors were all professional, respectful, courteous, and diligent - something that was important to me and my husband and 3 young boys, as we remained in the house throughout the project. They did their best to contain dust and debris to the construction area. If you had a question about something, they would speak to you about it. We also used Mike's recommendation for a kitchen designer, Azzam, and the work we did together produced a beautiful kitchen! Big kudos to Steve, our project manager, who was always available to answer any questions we had, explain a process that we weren't sure about, and ease our way through the process. My 4 year old son even enjoyed 'helping' Alex, who let him hammer or screw something minor in! During the entire process, neighbors walked by, asked questions, and were very happy to see what we, our architect, and MRC had done together. It was a great collaboration, and my husband and I are extremely happy with the results. When I asked my boys what they thought of our new kitchen and other areas, one of my sons said, "Mama, I don't like it...I LOVE it!" Can't get any better than that!

Lynne & Mike Ainge

Westfield, NJ

We were thrilled with his work

We used Michael to build a master bed and bath. We were thrilled with his work. He and his team had a great vision and were great at solving problems that came up with our old house. Mike was great about getting back to me any and every time I called with a question or concern. Ellie was also great to work with, I found picking out fixtures,tile and paint to be overwhelming and she helped us put it all together and we love it.

Marguerite & Greg Dickerson

Westfield, NJ