Bob Thornton Builder/Excavator

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26 Years In Business

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    Areas of Expertise

    • Excavating
    • Remodeling
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    4.5 Carla B. Beulah, MI

    I contacted Home Advisor on a Saturday morning and by Saturday afternoon, bob was at my house to give a quote. He had an available tile installer and started and finished the job promptly. We are very happy with the results and will use Bob for future projects.

    5.0 Donald W. Traverse City, MI

    Excellent experience. Very fair and transparent estimate. Job was done on time and just as promised. I would recommend Bob Thornton to anyone.

    5.0 David B. Traverse City, MI

    Professional, excellent, curtious, gave a reasonable bid.

    5.0 Kate H. Traverse City, MI

    5.0 Dave T. Traverse City, MI

    We are not even done yet but I am going to leave this before I forget. Bob has been great and I am VERY impressed. He responded to HomeAdvisor the same day. He was at our house the same night to do the quote. We had a full basement remodel with ADDING a full bath and new bedroom in 2 days. He and his crew showed up 3 weeks later to start. In my area of the country that is like showing up yesterday. Every single work day and most Saturdays someone from his crews has been there advancing this project. We now have paint going on the new drywall and it has been a tad under a month from demolition. This thing will be done from quote to completed in under two months which is LIGHTNING fast for this area. Hell, I have a deposit into a landscaper from last August who still has not shown up and it is Mid Feb. Bob is a very down to earth guy and works hard. He is a good communicator and a pleasure to work with. I will for sure be bugging him again for our master bathroom and kids bathroom quotes. I would HIGHLY recommend Bob and his team.

    5.0 Lee S. Watchung, NJ

    Bob is everything you’d want in a contractor/builder. My wife & I did some major renovation work on our house in Thompsonville and Bob was our contractor. He was communicative, cost conscious, conscientious, timely and he and his crew have outstanding skills. We are delighted with the results. If you’re familiar with This Old House, Bob is a combination of Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor. His carpentry skills and acumen are second to none and he went above and beyond the call of duty in working with various suppliers to help us make our material selections. You may find contractors as good as Bob, but you won’t find one any better. He comes highly recommended.

    5.0 Carole B. Traverse City, MI

    Mr. Thornton was a pleasure to work with, he listened to my requests and ideas, offered solutions that were within my price range and his employees did a wonderful job completing the project. I am so happy with the the outcome of the project and the interactions with Mr. Thornton.

    5.0 Sharon E.

    He has integrity his word is everything! He will make sure the job is done perfect until he is done, His clean up is fantastic, and he is very friendly, and his crew works hard, and I felt very comfortable in my own home.

    5.0 Janet M. Thompsonville, MI

    5.0 Chuck S.

    Nothing but good to say about him! Quick to provide the service, gets the job done on time, and he can do it on a budget as well as really good work!


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