Testimonials

Hi, my name is Paul van Steensel, founder of Cape Dreams Building & Design, LLC. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship and satisfied clients. I truly believe that the key to success is developing a strong and lasting reputation that people can rely on time and time again. The following testimonials are comments from a few of our past clients.

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References are available upon request, but the following words should give you a good idea as to who we are and the quality work that we are proud to deliver our clients.

Please read some of our happy client testimonials below:

“Paul is an excellent builder that has put together an outstanding team of sub contractors along with his own employees. They are friendly, thoughtful and make themselves available to explain all the intricacies of building a home to new home builders like myself. Including heating systems, plumbing, ac, structural design, electrical. The work itself is top quality and meticulous. I highly recommend Cape Dreams.” ~ Jessica Houghton, Brewster, MA

“A Brewster real estate agent (Peggy Farber) that we greatly respect recommend Paul to us as we were preparing to knock down our cottage and replace it with a full sized house. We visited several houses that Paul had built and were sold on his craftsmanship. From the design process to the completion of the construction, Paul offered his advice and we agreed with almost all of these suggestions. Our 4,500 sq ft house came in on budget and 1 month early. We always stayed ahead of Paul on the decisions he needed us to make. We would use Paul again for sure!” ~ Anne and David Doran, Brewster, MA

“This Letter is to state our complete satisfaction for the excellent work that Paul van Steensel did on the almost 3000 square foot addition he built for us last year. The addition required complex framing in attaching it to our existing house, unique dormers, and extensive trim detail. Paul was a perfectionist in making sure that everything he did was to our satisfaction. Paul scheduled the job that as soon as one phase was completed the next was begun seamlessly and without delay so the job was done in a timely manner as well. Our addition has turned out to be better than we had expected.” ~ WL, Orleans, MA

“ Dear Paul, Doug and I would like to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on our addition this Spring. Over the four months of the project, you and your team demonstrated diligence, dedication and a real love for your work.Throughout each stage of the project, we felt very well informed of how things wer tracking both in terms of time and budget. We would not hesitate to refer Cape Dreams Building & Design to friends and neighbors looking for a contractor.Finally, I’d like to say how much our family enjoyed having you all around the house. The kids point to trucks they see around town and ask, “Is that Mr. Paul?” We look forward to working with you again in the future.”  Sincerely, Erica O’Reilly, South Orleans, MA

“Paul has a commitment to excellence in his work and he was on site for every step of the construction project we recently completed. He and the Cape Dreams crew are responsive and thorough in their work and communication with the homeowner. I am so happy with the outcome and the ideas that Paul presented in bringing our vision together. I would highly recommend Cape Dreams Building & Design for any construction related projects, big or small, if you want to get the job done on time and within your budget.” ~ D.T., South Yarmouth, MA

“Cape Dreams– I was not familiar with a contractor when I decided to relocate my business to Cape Cod-Chatham. Cape Dreams name was given to me by someone we had recently met. I contacted them and was pleased with the response I received from them especially since I was still in Florida and attempting to do all of the remodeling while I was not there. Paul’s attention to detail is outstanding all the way through the project. The carpenters and contractors he had employed were also excellent. I received detailed e-mails and pictures as well as telephone calls during the entire time. Everything was done on schedule and I was able to open without any delays. The project came out exactly as I had wanted and perhaps even better. It was an outstanding job. I would recommend him to anyone and the proof is the store on Main St in Chatham where I constantly receive comments on how great it looks.” ~ Tommy Dixon Collections, Chatham, MA

“We chose Paul van Steensel of Cape Dreams to replace our old deck and outdoor shower. His was not the lowest estimate we got, but we were impressed by his presentation and were not disappointed. Not only did he do what we wanted, but his workmanship was excellent and he finished in the time specified by our contract. It is always a pleasure to watch a master craftsman at work. I highly recommend Cape Dreams.” ~ M.C. North Chatham, MA

“Last year, we undertook a major renovation to our home in Brewster and added an entire second floor. The project was quite involved, including a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System and minimal heat loss design. Paul van Steensel, owner of Cape Dreams Building & Design, won our confidence in the process leading up to our choice of a contractor. It was the best decision we made.Paul and his team at Cape Dreams proved themselves to be highly skilled craftsman, determined to help us realize our vision for our home. Paul was unfailingly patient and wonderfully communicative. We live four hours away so we had to depend on Paul to be vigilant in protecting our interests as well as to alert us every time a significant choice or question arose. Our trust was well-earned. Paul takes great pride in his work. He is a savvy partner who helped us uncover ways to save money when it did not alter the core of what we hoped for, and alerted us to opportunities where a modest investment today would pay off for many years in the future.If we ever have need again of a contractor there will be no deliberation: We’ll call Paul van Steensel immediately.” ~ T.M. Brewster, MA

“Paul van Steensel did a complicated makeover of a room in my house, and, later constructed a laundry room in my garage. Both jobs involved working with other trades, which went smoothly. He listened carefully to me and it was important to him that I be satisfied with his work. I was especially pleased to discover that Paul is a well trained and skillful finish carpenter.” ~ NHS, Orleans, MA

“We used Cape Dreams to build our new house. Having used them for the renovation of our previous home, we knew we would have a good experience, which we did. Paul van Steensel provided detailed information on costs associated with the construction, working with us to ensure we made the wisest decisions. The project moved along smoothly, with someone on the site working virtually every day – there were no significant gaps in work, so the house was completed in a timely manner. Paul was always available to answer questions in a timely manner. Most importantly for us, there were no surprises. If there was a cost increase for something, it was because we discussed it and made the decision to do something different or additional. We highly recommend Cape dreams.” ~ John Smith, Eastham, MA

“We had very high, probably unrealistic, expectations for our house that was being built by Cape Dreams. They not only met, but actually exceeded, what we hoped was possible. We interviewed several builders prior to deciding on Cape Dreams, and it rapidly became clear that Cape Dreams was the only choice. Paul van Steensel is an amazingly knowledgeable builder who is “hands on” in every aspect of the process. His subcontractors were all pleasant, professional and meticulous in their work. The framing, finished carpentry and painting were all extraordinary. Thanks to Paul, we are now living our own Cape Dream.” ~ Gary Sable, Cape Cod, MA

“It was wonderful building a house with Paul and his strong team! Great listeners, creative problem solvers, as much artisans as builders with their attention to detail and pride in their craft! Can’t recommend Cape Dreams highly enough!” ~ Jennifer Paci, Cape Cod, MA

“Paul and his entire team of highly skilled subcontractors were outstanding to work with. They really went above and beyond for us. They took every question seriously and handled all of them promptly.
This was our first experience with new construction. The friendly and professional team at Cape Dreams made it smooth and enjoyable. It was extremely clear that Cape Dreams values their customers; they spent a lot of time helping us plan and providing wonderful suggestions. The overall quality and craftsmanship of our home is stunning! We highly recommend Cape Dreams to anybody for new construction or remodeling.” ~ Mark Bowman, Brewster, MA

“Very pleased with our Cape Dreams custom house. Paul listened carefully to our wishes and communicated frequently about progress, costs and expectations. Steve, his foreman, became like family to us during the project. Their vendors were terrific people and very responsive. We are particularly pleased with the custom wood working elements in our home, many of which were executed with great skill. We would enthusiastically recommend Cape Dreams.” ~ Thomas Flynn, Cape Cod, MA

“From design through the finished project it was a pleasure working with Paul and his crew. Cape Dreams built a high quality large home with attention to the detail. The mill work and finishing touches are spectacular. He was on time and in the budget that was established. Paul was easy to work with and had many great suggestions as the home was being built. I couldn’t be happier with the finished result and the process was fun. His contractors have been great to work with and continue to do work when we need attention to maintenance. I would highly recommend Paul and Cape Dreams for any size project.” ~ Linda Frazzette, Brewster, MA

“Paul and his team of meticulous carpenters built a house to my specifications as well as tending to all of those details with patience and impeccable attention to detail. Paul as a general contractor demands nothing but the best of himself and to the vendors that he chooses to hire, assuring for a successfully completed project. Highly recommended.” ~ Francis Rosselli, Cape Cod, MA

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