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See What Our Satisfied Customers Are Saying!

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Black Bear Builders has provided quality craftsmanship to local homeowners since 1999. We specialize in remodeling services, and can complete any home improvement work you may have in mind! Our contractors have the experience and capability you need for a beautifully finished project. Don't want to take our word for it? Take a look at our customer reviews to see why we're the contractor of choice for the area!

★★★★★

Removed and re-set a basement window that no longer fit properly in the opening. Removed six -panel wooden doors that no longer closed. Doors were trimmed, stained in the trimmed areas, then replaced. Additional work needed to be performed on one of the door frames so the door would stay closed.
I was very pleased! Very professional. I felt comfortable with the owner. I know my job was the largest - but he said he would help. The Black Bear employee arrived on time on the appointed day - and went to work. I had to head to work and when I arrived home the project had been completed. Everything was clean, and in order. The doors closed - and the basement window had been re-set and caulked - and looked great! Owner Stuart Cleaveland contacted me the next day and asked if he could come and check out the work. I was impressed. He also brought along a new door stop and installed it for me. And I so appreciated Black Bear's honesty. When I received the invoice for the work -it was for a less amount than the bid. Stuart explained it was because the project didn't take as long as he had anticipated. Needless to say - I don't think that happens very often.
I know Black Bear specializes in larger projects - so I really appreciated their willingness to do my project. And it was so well done.
I would hire them again!

- Nora D.
Featured Client

★★★★★

After several tests confirmed the presence of radon in our home, we entrusted the mitigation project to Stuart Cleaveland of Black Bear Builders. Stuart is knowledgeable in this area and he advised us of several options to handle the mitigation. Stuart is honest and fair and we are very pleased with the results of his services. We would wholeheartedly recommend Black Bear Builders for radon mitigation.

- Bette and Lou K.

★★★★★

Radon detection and mitigation.
I can't say enough good things about Stuart and Black Bear Builders.

Stuart was able to detect and mitigate the radon levels in our home. He was able to explain everything thoroughly and the work was done promptly and efficiently.

Although Black Bear Builders was a little bit higher on the quotes than other service providers, I feel we got an exceptional value for our money. I trust Stuart in my home when I'm not there and I trust his expertise.

He has also in the past, redone a kitchen and bathroom for me. He was also able to work with our insurance provider on two occasions.

- Mikal K.

★★★★★

Performed radon level testing (following our own testing that revealed higher levels) - and subsequently installed a remediation system
Flawlessly. Prior to doing anything - the entire process was thoroughly explained. What was explained was exactly what was done. Everything was done in a very timely manner. There was NOTHING for me to clean-up after. Best of all work was done outside and I specifically requested that a small patch of plants - right smack where the ladder needed to be - not be disturbed.. and it was NOT disturbed. I really appreciate that our home and yard were treated respectfully.

- Sue M.

★★★★★

Kitchen cabinet replacement and floor repair
Stuart worked with us to come up with great solutions to fix our water damaged kitchen. There were a few issues as there are in any project, but he resolved everything to make sure we were happy and kitchen looked great!

- Sue D.

★★★★★

Installed large dog door w/dual flaps on side of house lower level. Installed new storm door.
Stuart did an exceptional job. Very professional and came prepared! I will definitely be being contacting him again. He also built a 2ft x 2ft x 5" high riser for the outside wall for the dog door. This was so the inside/outside transition through the dog door would be level. This was at NO COST to me. - Nice Touch! If you want an honest, hardworking professional, you can't go wrong with Black Bear Builders.

- Leonard R.

★★★★★

Fixed and fastened the hand railing to the cement.
Everything was fine. He had to buy a special attachment to fasten the cement to the railing.

- Leslie B.

★★★★★

Stuart is an all around handyman who knows a lot about every trade and can figure out any issue in your home. Highly recommend him.

- Tina B.

★★★★★

Stuart and his Team did a fantastic job replacing my roof. Great communication and service during the entire process. Thanks Stuart!

- Patrick H.

★★★★★

Stuart is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of construction,reliable and above all honest.He has great concern for his clients and takes pride in his work.

- John W.

★★★★★

It was a challenge for Stuart since the basement was finished. Being a contractor as well as a licensed mitigation specialist he was able to find solutions within the parameters that worked for me and the constraints of an older home. If the cost seems high, it's because my home required 2 extraction points. Considering all the work required, the price was fair. He was very conscientious, answered all my questions and was on schedule. I would highly recommend him.

- Angie's List Reviewer
Radon Testing Service: Radon Mitigation

★★★★★

We had our home retested for Radon after adding a bedroom in the basement. The testing performed by Black Bear Builders provided a detailed report of the results - much more information than the one-use carbon filter test we had performed a few years earlier. BBB performed the test while we were on vacation as we requested. Could not even tell that they had been there. I have hired BBB for renovations before and have never regretted it. Will definitely hire again.

- Angie's List Reviewer
Radon Testing Service & Room Remodeling Service

★★★★★

Recessed lighting was installed. Service was prompt and came within the budget. The work done was very good and we were pleased with the improvement in lighting. The contractor worked with our schedule and did a good job with following up to make sure we were pleased with the work completed.

- Angie's List Reviewer
Room Remodeling Service

★★★★★

Radon test performed and complete system installed which dropped my house to 0.7. Attention to detail and pride in work show through. All areas where the work was completed was cleaned and left as clean or cleaner then when they came.

- Angie's List Reviewer
Room Remodeling Service & Radon Testing Service

★★★★★

Great, professional work. Would hire again!

- Angie's List Reviewer
Radon Testing Service: Radon Mitigation & Room Remodeling Service

★★★★★

Roof needed shingles. Stuart was very professional and did a great job explaining the process. Looks awesome!

- Angie's List Reviewer
Room Remodeling Service

★★★★★

Black Bear Builders did a complete remodel of our master bath. We had a very small shower and a huge jacuzzi tub that was never used. The large tub was removed and replaced with a beautiful glass and tile shower. The old shower is now a linen closet. Popcorn ceiling taken down and redone. We originally had an oak vanity with one sink. Now we have a beautiful deep flagstone color vanity, double sinks and Granite counter. We also put in heated flooring with porcelain tiles. The project went great. Stuart is very good with organizing and we thought that the time frame was met. He was very particular making sure everyone showed up on time and checking in with us making sure we were satisfied. He was very tidy keeping everything clean during the remodel too. The contractors he hired were all extremely good at their jobs and very trust worthy. This project went very well. Stuart made sure the bathroom had everything completed all the way to having a service come in and thoroughly clean it after it was completed. We were very happy with Black Bear Builders. Our bathroom has had wonderful comments from friends and family. It's truly a spa.

- Angie's List Reviewer
Radon Testing Service & Home/Room Remodeling Service

★★★★★

High radon levels. Black Bear Builders installed a system to reduce the radon to a safe level. Stuart of Black Bear Builders measured the radon levels in our home and found them to be high. He explained fully the work that needed to be done to correct this dangerous problem. Everything was done as explained. He left the house clean. I continue to recommend Black Bear Builders for this kind of service.

- Angie's List Reviewer
Room Remodeling Service & Radon Testing Service

★★★★★

New deck construction, Radon detection mitigation work, general remodeling. We have hired Black Bear Builders for several home improvement projects, large and small, over the past 17 years. Major projects included construction of a new deck, porch remodeling, and most recently radon detection and mitigation work in our 1980's home. In every case the work completed was of high quality, and our overall experience very positive. President Stuart Cleveland has proven to be reliable and trustworthy, as well as very professional and responsive to our needs and questions. He has always taken the time to explain the details of a project to us, and helped us make the right decisions with regards to design, materials and budget. In addition to his own expertise, he has built a team of very skilled and qualified individuals to take on the various aspects of his projects. Black Bear Builders is our go-to company for home improvements. We have in the past and will continue to recommend them with no reservations to others seeking high quality work at a fair price.

- Angie's List Reviewer
Handyman Service, Radon Testing Service & Room Remodeling