Recent Review: 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.