From the moment we met Dean in his Minong office – inquiring about the possibility of building on our land – we immediately felt in very, very good hands. It was obvious that his knowledge of all aspects of the building process was extensive. Every question we threw at him he not only answered, but took the time to explain thoroughly. I never felt rushed – he always had the time for us.
As we began to work with the actual “creating” of the cabin, Dean was able to take our ideas, and work them into the overall design. He freely offered his own suggestions and opinions and always answered my frequent question, “OK, what would you do if this was your cabin?”
The building stage went surprisingly fast! Dean had all the subcontractors lined up weeks in advance and ready to go. There was rarely a down day when something wasn’t being worked on. Dean was often on-site – checking on the progress, buying the guys lunch and giving them a hard time (in a funny way). We had a chance to work with some of the sub-contractors: the tree clearing folks (amazing to watch), Jimmy – our electric guy, the carpet/floor folks in Rice Lake and the wood-burning stove store in Hayward to name a few. ALL were so helpful, down-to-earth, really good folks! Knew their stuff, too! Again, thanks to Dean, we were in very good hands.
Accessible, dependable, honest and knowledgeable…these are the qualities I would use to describe Dean Patrick. Accessible and dependable…promptly returned every email and phone call, came through on everything he promised and more, answered every question we had and some that never occurred to us. Honest…with his advice and guidance, kept us on budget and on task. Let’s just say – I’d trust him with just about anything. Knowledgeable? I invite you to come look at our cabin. He is a perfectionist in his craft – in the best sense of the word.
We consider Dean Patrick to be – not only the world’s best contractor, but a life-long friend. His friendship, our trust in him, his positive and reassuring attitude and his wicked little sense of humor – will be forever treasured. Dean made this whole process FUN. I owe him more than just a few “promised” beers – and we (our family) owe him a huge THANK YOU for all he has done in helping us build this little slice of paradise.
Maddie & Rosie