We set out to rehabilitate an 1814 house, with the tricky part consisting of the insertion of a new, two-story addition between the old house and a barn extension. We asked Mike Bauer to take this on. He was involved with the design of the project and masterfully brought it to reality, replicating interior and exterior details from the old house so that visitors often don't know which part they are in. Mike's integrity, superb craftsmanship and skills as a problem-solver produced the museum-quality results we had hoped for. Communications were excellent; he welcomed our suggestions and freely offered his own. Mike has since built three outbuildings for us, including a log building with dovetail joints and a gazebo with a difficult roof design of Jacobean origin, further demonstrating his versatility and skill.
I have had occasion to work with Mike Bauer and Bauer Construction repeatedly and regularly since our first professional encounter in 1998. The reason for this repetitive relationship is Mike Bauer' consistent ability to deliver not only a good product in a timely and accountable manner, but also to contribute to a friendly and agreeable experience for all involved.
He is knowledgeable, diligent, fair and easygoing in manner. He has a broad network of vendors, subcontractors and other human resources that he draws upon with attentive creativity. I have never found Mike to be stubborn, inflexible or hesitant to step up to the plate and address a creative or technical challenge. He is most willing to work with homeowners or commercial clients, contributing to the process in all its aspects in a skillful, humble, constructive and empathetic way.
Summarizing, Mike Bauer presents a rare combination of skill, knowledge and experience supplemented by a friendly and respectful service orientation that typically results in not only a timely, high quality and cost effective process of project delivery, but importantly an agreeable and empathetic experience and personal rapport as well.
I'd be happy to discuss the capabilities and experience of Mike Bauer in more detail, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bauer Construction Company for any sort of project work.
We couldn’t have been more pleased with Mike and his team for the two projects they’ve done for us: a screen porch addition off our main living space and the construction of a large gardening shed/greenhouse attached to our garage. Mike said the screen porch would be done by our daughter’s wedding and he delivered on his promise. Mike’s attention to the details, and to getting the job done correctly, extended to fixing several issues from the original construction of our house so that the additions would blend seamlessly with the main house. Mike also listened to us and the architect and found a way to create what we were looking for, often offering ideas that improved the result considerably. On top of the excellent quality of his work, Mike, Matt, and all of the subs were a pleasure to work with. I would ask Mike to work on any future project we might have without reservation.
Bill and Becky, Amherst, NH
Building in the Lake Sunapee and Concord regions for over 25 years