DAve tetlow Jr. (860)460-2088


12/20/2016 – Christopher Currier

Dave Tetlow and his team are some of the most knowledgeable and professional people that I've ever worked with. From the moment that we met with Dave, we were instantly comfortable - - something which is very important when you're going to be inviting someone into your home for weeks at a time. To our surprise, this feeling of comfort extended beyond just Dave! We felt completely comfortable with every member of his team and even left the house at one point with zero worry. The quality of the work that was done is absolutely top notch. The entire Tetlow Builders team handled everything like pros - - even when we decided to change gears a few times along the way. They took pride in their work and in their workspace - - keeping everything as tidy as possible. One of the guys in particular (Bryan) was at our house quite a bit and he was phenomenal - - trustworthy, genuinely nice person, cared about the quality of his work, incredibly polite - - I just can't say enough nice things! Not only do I HIGHLY recommend Tetlow Builders but my wife and I will be re-hiring them IMMEDIATELY for a few smaller jobs around the house. Now that we've found someone we trust, we'll be using Tetlow Builders ANY time we need work done.

Description of work:

Complete renovation of our family room after water damage

12/20/2016 – Jennifer O'Brien

Excellent!! Tetlow builders were fantastic. They were prompt and professional. They worked hard to get the job done and get it done with the highest quality. They also were very neat. By the time they left each day you wouldn't even know they had been there. The contract was detailed and showed meticulous planning. All of these qualities allowed Tetlow Builders to finish within their contracted time frame! We would definitely use Tetlow builders again!!!

Description of work:

I needed fans installed in two bathrooms and a new sink and cabinet installed in one bathroom


We decided to remove a sagging porch from our house and replace it with a substantial addition: two stories plus a basement.  This involved digging a foundation, removing the back of the house, expanding the first floor, and putting in a bathroom and two bedrooms on the second floor.  We talked to three former customers of Tetlow Builders and toured their completed construction prior to beginning our project, so we knew we were in good hands - and indeed, this was one of the best construction experiences we've ever heard of. 
 Dave Tetlow was involved from the beginning, and had good interactions with our architect; Dave's excellent suggestions resulted in some creative solutions to our particular issues of adding onto a pre-existing 1960s traditional Cape Cod home.  Dave and his team arrived every day promptly at 8 a.m., and the process went at a good pace - it was fun to come home every day and see what had happened.  They were very careful about keeping dust and dirt from invading the rest of the house (we lived there during construction), which we very much appreciated.  On a project of this size, naturally, there were a few unexpected issues (none due to Dave or his crew) which were efficiently resolved, and the work moved forward quickly. 
 One thing that was particularly important to us, being new to construction projects, was Dave?s gentle recommendations when he felt that we might be making a decision we could regret.  One example:  in our added sunroom, we opted to use tile rather than hardwood flooring, to save money.  Dave urged us to reconsider, saying that he thought we?d really prefer wood in the long run.  We?re glad that we took his advice every time we look at the glowing floor that he installed. 
 For our addition Dave engaged a number of subcontractors (foundation, plumbing, electrical, insulation, drywall, roofing, gutters, shelving, etc.) whom he has worked with for years, all of whom were very experienced and did a fine job.  After one site inspection, the building inspector told us privately that we were fortunate to be working with Dave Tetlow, as his work quality, adherence to building codes, and integrity guaranteed that our project would be prosecuted skillfully, with no cutting of corners. 
 Dave also recommended and works with a number of local stores for bathroom fixtures, cabinetry, carpets, etc.  All of these folks were great to work with in helping us select items for our addition. They were uniformly enthusiastic about dealing with Dave, whom they highly respect for his business ethics and quality installation of their products. 
 We were very impressed with the fine work that Dave did himself; he does excellent carpentry, tiling, and finish work.  He put in several rooms' worth of hardwood floors, which are gorgeous, and his tiling in the bathrooms (floors and walls) was exquisite.  He built several bookcases and a window seat (with storage underneath it) for us, and did all the assembly and finish work on a long worktable and desk unit that we purchased at United Builders Supply (Westerly), all of which came out beautifully. 
 Dave is a delightful person to work with:  he has a pleasant manner, extremely high integrity, and a great sense of humor.  We had no concerns at all in giving him a key to the house.  I was touched at one point when he carefully relocated our indoor cats to the basement when some workers needed to prop an outside door open while we were away.  We enjoyed dealing with him to the extent that we missed seeing him once the project was done.  
 Our construction was completed over a year ago.  Since that time, Dave?s work has been essentially problem-free.  One of our 
 sliding closet doors recently settled a bit, and Dave squared it up immediately, refusing to take any payment for the work. 
 We wholeheartedly recommend Tetlow Builders for projects large or small.  In fact, I carry a small stack of his business cards with me, so I can share them with friends who are in need of an honest, excellent, reasonably priced builder. ype your paragraph here.

Description of work:

Tetlow Builders put an addition onto our home in late 2011 - mid-2012:  basement, first floor and second floor.  This included expansion of one existing room and addition of a great room and small deck on the first floor, and two bedrooms, a bathroom and a small screened-in porch on the second floor. 

12/31/2013 – Kenneth Deed

Painting was excellent.  Window was custom-ordered and delivery was later than supplier promised, but installation was done well once it was delivered.  Workers were careful and skillful, maintained clean work area and dealt competently with the few problems that came up.  All interactions were professional and courteous.

Description of work:

Painted office, two bedrooms w/closets, two walk-in closets, hallway, staircase, entrance foyer and living room.  Installed double casement window in bathroom.Type your paragraph here.

09/14/2016 – Michael Hollenbach

Went really well. They showed up every day at the right time. Communication was great throughout the 3 week building process. They lost several days of work due to some heavy rains, but doubled up the crew on one day and worked all day on a Saturday to finish on time per the contract. I gave it a B for price, but that is not a downgrade in my mind. The price was not a bargain basement estimate, but the price was very fair for the work that was done. The work was done really, really well, and both my wife and I are very happy for what we paid for. Would definitely hire him again.

Description of work:

I hired Dave to rip out my 11 year old wooden deck (12 x 14') and rebuild a new, composite deck (15 x 24'). Dave's work was extremely well done. They completely removed all the old decking material, very carefully ripped out a few feet of my brick patio to dig new footers (this was planned), then replaced all the bricks before building in the new decking material. They went above and beyond the way they framed everything out, then custom installed lattice all around the bottom, and also took special care to replace a trim board below my back door and ensure all the siding looked great with the new deck.

09/13/2016 – Lorenzo Biscotto

Dave and his team did excellent work. They were able to complete my basement project on time and without delay and on time, which I greatly appreciated. The communication was excellent. Dave is very knowledgable and conscientiously paid attention to what I was seeking to accomplish as a customer right from the outset. He was outstanding at managing the whole process from beginning to end. There were no surprises and they completed everything I had requested in the contract and more. Overall, Dave and his team were fair, extremely reliable, and very pleasant to work with. It was a stress free experience for me. I would not hesitate to contact Tetlow Builders for future projects.

Description of work:

Adding 2 closets to basement and drop ceiling.

12/08/2016 – Carmen rabassa

It went great! Dave was quick come set up an evaluation and the entire process was quick. He kept me informed every step and the staff was very professional. I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needing this kind of work. Our garage finally looks like a garage.

Description of work:

Removal of damaged insulation, installation of new insulation into unfinished garage. Also drywall was placed up to a smooth finish.