Dear Allan, from the first day that you handed over the keys to our new home, both Judy and I knew we had a quality built home! The process of building with you and your crew was completely professional from start to finish. Your guidance, support and knowledge helped us enjoy the experience. We had the additional challenge of building a Bed and Breakfast and many of our guests from all over the world have complemented on the construction and layout.
We have recommended Sharpe Builders to many of our family and friends who are considering building a new home. All the best in the future.
Sunset on the River B & B Tom & Judy Spink
Regarding - Sharpe Builders/New Construction
We purchased a piece of land here in the city in 2007 and began the tasks involved with building a new home. Although we have owned a number of homes, building a home was a first time experience for us. Even before the excavation process begins, there is a multitude of paperwork; building permits, watercourse alteration permits, banking and mortgage draw schedules to complete. This is followed by hundreds of decisions which will be need to be made around the finishing work. This process can quickly take the sheen off the any new home-owner's dream of building their own home.
It is clear that Sharpe Builder's take great pride in their workmanship: after all, with each new project the reputation of the company is on the line. We were impressed with the quality and detail of the interior finishing work. We have a beautiful new, energy efficient home which captures our spectacular view.
Many people I have spoken with who have built a new home, advise me that they would not repeat this experience as they found it both time consuming and stressful. Our experience was quite the opposite. This speaks to the positive relationship we developed with our builder and our delight with the finished product.
Congratulations Allan and Jeremy on winning the 2018 Canadian Home Builders Award for Best Kitchen Renovations!!! Of course you won it and we are not the least bit surprised. Sharpe Builders do amazing work, your crew a pleasure to have in our home and the final product always a delight! Allan and Jeremy, your can do positive attitude and your standards of excellence make Sharpe Builders the BEST choice. In our opinion, the ONLY choice! As you know, we are beyond thrilled with our “new to us kitchen”! Thank you for another great renovation!
After seeing Allan’s work on another project in our neighbourhood and talking to the homeowner, we hired Sharpe Builders to insulate our basement in 2010. We found Allan to be very knowledgeable and his company did a great job. The workmanship was excellent, and the team worked quickly and cleaned up after the job was done. We were so happy with the result that we are planning to have Sharpe Builders come back to insulate the rest of the house and put on new siding.
Progressive Credit Union is a successful regional Credit Union administering assets in excess of 100 Million Dollars. It employs 40 Staff in four branches located in Fredericton, Woodstock, Centreville and Stanley.
Progressive is very proud of its business relationship with Allan Sharpe and Sharpe Builders. During the past several years Sharpe Builders has completed projects valued in excess of 1 Million dollars for the Credit Union. These projects include construction of Branch Premises in Stanley as well as all Rental Units in our Fredericton location, plus many smaller jobs.
We continue to use Sharpe Builders because of its commitment to quality workmanship, timely completion of scheduled work and competitive pricing.
Mr. Allan Sharpe is a proven professional who exhibits pride of workmanship and has developed an excellent reputation and loyal following within his client base.
Please feel free to call me at the Credit Union (506-458-9145) if I can provide additional information to you or your firm.
Choosing the right builder is not an easy task. Many builders focus only on the things you can see and not on the structure. In the past 19 years we have had 6 new homes in various cities in Canada so we have interviewed many builders. Of all of the builders we have interviewed Allan was the first to talk about the construction of a house to prevent any problems for 10, 20 or even 30 years in the future. He cares about the quality, the efficiency and health of the people in his homes. During the building process Allan was able recommend changes and provide advice to make our home better than we could image. It was nice to have someone who cared about the end product. Our new home is amazing and we would not hesitate to recommend him to any of our friends, colleagues or family. When we build again it will be with Allan.
Recently we hired Sharpe Builders for structural and deck work at a summer cottage. Part of the challenge was matching new construction to old and in doing so Sharpe Builders demonstrated amazing craftsmanship and expertise. The work was seamless and the outcome was incredible. From beginning to end the crew was very professional, organized and met all deadlines.
Allan was a pleasure to work with and was always there when we needed to talk to him. He is honest, approachable, knowledgeable, does great work and is very reliable. We love the deck…everyone loves the deck…I wish I had a dollar every time someone said what a great deck we have!
We hired Sharpe Builders because of their reputation and the quality work that they do and we were not disappointed. I rarely make public affirmations and I am not easily impressed but I can honestly say that I would hire Sharpe Builders anytime for any job.
Allan is a decent hard working individual, salt of the earth kind of guy, very trustworthy. When you hire him you are getting someone with a conscience who will be around long after the job is complete.
Thank you for the opportunity to support you in your work. It has always been a pleasure doing business with you.
I have known Allan Sharpe both personally and professionally for over 30 years.
As a real estate appraiser in Fredericton for the last 22 years, I have appraised several homes constructed by Sharpe Builders at their time of construction and, in a few instances, in subsequent years. I have always found Allan’s work to be done to a high degree of professionalism and, based on my personal knowledge of Allan’s work ethic and upbringing, I feel very confident in stating that if Allan tells you something, it is his honest and true opinion.
In conclusion, perhaps the best testimonial I can give is my wife and I have used Sharpe Builders to complete work on our home.
ATLANTIC REALTY ADVISORS FREDERICTON APPRAISAL ASSOCIATES LTD.
I wanted to take a moment and let you know how happy we are with our new home. A person’s home is, without a doubt, one of life’s greatest personal expenses and the process of building a new home can be very involved and consuming.
Working with Sharpe Builders was a pleasant and worry-free experience, even for a demanding customer like myself. I visited the project every day since the beginning, sometimes twice a day. It became very evident early on that the tradespeople you use are of the highest caliber. And the finished product reflects this level of craftsmanship. I was very surprised to observe details that no other builder would incorporate without prompting from the customer. But you did it without prompting, and when we would inquire the answer was always to have a better finished result. And any issues raised along the way were addressed and resolved promptly and professionally.
Our new home is a testament to Quality, and the feeling we have is one of peace of mind. Thank you and your team for your high standards and attention to detail. We now have a superior home that is sure to bring us many years of efficient living with very low maintenance.
Proud owners of a new Sharpe Home,
Allan and his team did a major renovation on my century- old Victorian home.
I always felt that the team was taking care of my home as if it were their own. The work that they did is a true reflection of their reputation as quality builders.
I am very pleased with the finished product. My home is now more comfortable and functional than ever and set to last another 100+ years.
We have had several occasions to hire Sharpe Builders. The first was to do some major renovations to the 30+ year old home we had purchased to make it work more efficiently for us. Sharpe Builders won the bid for the work; completed all work efficiently; and met our pre-agreed schedule and budget with minor additions to the budget based on our desire for additional work. There were many things that set them apart from other builders including: their attention to detail; their suggestions that improved the functionality of our home at no additional cost; and their staff, who were pleasant and went out of their way to ensure we had full use of our home during their renovations. During this renovation work, they identified and corrected several preexisting (and hidden) safety issues, with minimal impact to the overall budget. Sharpe Builders were a pleasure to deal with and the renovations improved the functionality of the house and ultimately its resale value.
Because of this great experience, when we decided a few years later to have a new home built in the city, we selected Sharpe Builders for the task. Due to the larger expense of building a home, we checked in with our lawyer about Allan’s reputation compared to other builders we were considering. Our lawyer indicated that, of the builders we were considering, Allan was by far the best choice for a variety of reasons. This second project was much bigger than the first – to build a 5000 sq ft home on a piece of property that we had purchased from another developer. Again Sharpe Builders staff were excellent, as were their subcontractors. The work was finished on schedule with some additional budget required due to changes that we made during the project. Allan provided experienced recommendations throughout the project when we asked, however he was never pushy. Allan is very direct and demanding of his staff and subs and responded quickly to our questions and requests. This helped expedite the work and we always felt that we were well looked after. Sharpe Builders also worked well with other suppliers we hired directly, for instance Focal Point Landscape Design and Installation and Mario’s Pool and Spas. With Focal Point, Sharpe Builders ensured the drainage on our property was adequate to keep water away from our house going beyond the recommendations provided in the subdivision plan. Sharpe Builder’s worked with Mario’s to ensure the aboveground pool had a proper base and was integrated effectively into the large deck Sharpe Builder’s built. After 6 years living in the house, we are very satisfied with the end product and the experience of working with Sharpe Builders.
We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking for an excellent renovation or home. In fact, if we build another home in the Fredericton area, we will be calling on them to do the work.
Allan and his team built our Grand Lake cottage in 2017/2018 and the overall experience and finished product were exceptional. A few things that we feel really differentiates Allan from many other builders and contractors: 1. Focus. He's not building ten or fifteen homes at a time. When he built our home, we were the only full build that he was working on at that time. 2. Quality. Allan, his Sharpe Builders team, and his sub-contractors and suppliers all shared a meticulous focus on quality. The workmanship is high quality, the doors and windows are high quality, the electrical and plumbing fixtures and service are high quality. 3. Communication. there were no surprises with Allan. In fact I would say he goes out of his way to ensure there will be no surprises for the home-owner. If he thinks you are possibly making a mistake with your design decision or component (doors, windows etc) selection he is going to tell. He literally makes every attempt to ensure you don't make a mistake. If there are cost over-runs due to the home-owners' minor changes throughout the build he is not going wait to show you the cost impact, in a spreadsheet, so you know exactly what your changes due to the budget. 4. Reliability. Everybody shows up when they say they are going to and on time. So refreshing. 5. And lastly: his entire team, including sub-trades and suppliers, are just very pleasant to work with. We had a very enjoyable experience building with Allan and absolutely love the cottage he built for us. Allan will be our first choice for building on future projects.