“He is the best I have contracted with over my 40 years in the business”
"Andy Barber and Character Builders have completed several projects for me, including a complicated deck replacement, installation of decorative columns, and remodeling of a media room. Andy is a great resource here in Durango - he comes when he says he will, does exemplary work, is reasonably priced, gives a full accounting of time and materials, and brings a level of knowledge to the project far above the norm. Andy does things right - and is a true cabinet maker rather than only a general contractor. My only regret is that I do not have a major remodeling or new construction that I could hire him to accomplish. He is the best I have contracted with over my 40 years in the business. Durango is lucky." --Thomas P. Berry. AIA Berry Facility Development.
" He takes great pride in his work and always understood that this was our house and our dream!"
"It is a pleasure to recommend Andy and Character Builders! My passion and priority was to build as eco-friendly a house as possible. This included using local labor, local products and when possible, green products. I wanted all low VOC products and a house that was as energy efficient and water efficient as possible. I explained this to Andy when we first sat down and he agreed to support that goal. We decided to have a variable contract as a remodel is so difficult to predict. I also didn't want to go through being nickled and dimed on every contract change as I've found that to be stressful on other projects. Oh - I also said that I wanted this project to be stress free and fun for both of us and it was!!. His workers were always on time - I don't remember one delay. Andy gave me a detailed billing every two weeks which specified materials as well as labor. He checked in every day usually in the morning and evening and always let me know if that was not possible. He was also available at any time by phone or e-mail so our communication was fantastic - no surprises! Andy's expectations are very high - usually higher than mine! He takes great pride in his work and always understood that this was our house and our dream!" --Jan and Ken Smith.
"Our house near Durango was built by Andy Barber (Character Builders) in 2004. To each phase of the construction (initial contracting of the infrastructure of the house, actual building of the structure, interior detail work, accounting and billing process) Andy brought knowledge, dedication to quality, honesty, hard work and great craftsmanship. Our house continues to bring us great satisfaction and pleasure."--Katie D.
“We so appreciate all the work that Andy has done for us. He is not only a fine craftsman but also an artist, which is apparent in his - creative use of many different kinds of materials. His ability to think out of the box was so helpful in doing our remodel. He paid excellent care to details, finished the job to the our approval and was extremely patient with us as we often changed our minds mid course. We love our finished project as does everyone who comes into our home. As an added bonus Andy is extremely fun to work with. I can highly recommend Andy."----Maggie B.
"We worked with Andy and his team for our major home renovation. What attracted to us was his creativity in design and his willingness to always rethink a project for improving the look with creative materials, function or cost. He worked well with other designers we hired for interior design or kitchen design and kept the project moving. We appreciated that he could work on the interior or exterior of the house and he did his best to keep the crew busy. Andy understands the building process and most importantly he was always available to us, the clients, whenever we needed him" ---Julie H
Character Builders did our remodel last year and I can't speak highly enough of them, super attentive to detail, tidy, creative, professional, respectful and just all around AWESOME!-- Megan L.