Let me start by saying I have been on Long Beach Island for over forty years and have built three homes. Over that time I have interacted with numerous contractors within the building trades. By far none has been as diligent and detail oriented as L&M Builders. After our home was ravaged by Sandy I interviewed four contractors before settling on L&M. They exuded a level of integrity and confidence which gave me the comfort level I needed to begin the restoration. From design and through construction every detail received meticulous attention. When a design improvement was evident Lou (The L of L&M) did not hesitate to call it to my attention. As a result the cost savings enabled me not only to maintain my budget but devote resources to other enhancement.
While Lou kept the project moving on time and on budget Michelle (the M in L&M) worked diligently to keep me informed of the myriad of issues regarding utility disconnects, survey mandates, regulatory matters and key dates all while working with my insurance company to ensure my claim was being paid correctly and expeditiously. I live two hours away from the island which means I was largely absent during construction. Therefore I put a lot of faith and trust in L&M to get the job done right without tremendous oversight. Whenever I called for an update or had a question it was immediately answered and typically followed by photographs. I can honestly and very happily say the finished project is nothing short of amazing. Thank you Lou and Michelle for the outstanding work in restoring our home to the showcase it is today.
“I would like to take a moment to say thank you to L&M Builders, Lou & Micheele Peccarelli. After the devastating realization that Super Storm Sandy had destroyed my parents home also our family’s beloved shore house of 50 years we were heartbroken. Not to mention stressed and overwhelmed with the magnitude of trying to figure out the correct options and how to go about restoring our home. After many days and months of researching we decided to put ourselves in the hands of L & M Builders. We liked that they were a local established company and took the time to meet with us personally in their local home office. Sandy was an extremely difficult time for homeowners and contractors as well. Michelle worked very closely with me to research and discover all of the things necessary to complete our project. I was not always an easy customer as I was doing much research on my own and posed many questions to Lou and Michelle. They were patient as together we worked towards the goal of completing our construction. Michelle was always available for questions and concerns and got back to me in a timely manner.
Our existing home was elevated and renovated by Lou and his crew. Construction went along in a timely fashion despite a few delays and bumps in the road our project was complete very close to the estimated time frame. As I listen to many stories still unfolding of Sandy victims and their construction nightmares I realize that we were very fortunate to have discovered and contracted our project with Lou & Michelle. Not only were they our hired contractors but they took a personal interest in us as people not just customers. I had many long phone conversations with Michelle explaining the stress and frustration my parents were under to get back into their home, she listened patiently and helped move the process along. Even after our project was complete Lou returned several times to address some minor issues in need of attention. I have reached out to them in several ways and they have always come thru and still continue to do so.
Our home is beautiful and we look forward to enjoying many more years to come in a place that is very dear to us thanks to L & M Builders!”
Karen & Family
“We have worked with a variety of General Contractors over the years, although none of them were as professional, courteous and honest as L & M Builders. Lou and Michelle along with their world class crew brought us great comfort and at the end an impeccable job, completed in a reasonable amount of time. I highly recommend L & M Builders, and will certainly call upon them the next time we require the services of a General Contractor or Builder.”
Tony & Rosanne
“We chose L&M builders mostly because of their enthusiasm for building us a quality new house. As the building process progressed, we constantly discussed the next step. Lou and Michelle were always willing to listen to our thoughts along the way. Michelle kept us informed of all decisions that needed to be made and was always very professional. Lou added many extra touches that enhanced the look of the finished house. When we were nearing completion, Lou and Michelle made sure that we were satisfied and happy with the end result. We love our new house!”
John and Sally H.
“We want to thank you for a job very well done! We were ready to start remodeling our home when STORM SANDY struck. You stepped right up and handled the clean up and repairs from the storm quickly and efficiently. The remodeling went well. Every time there was a problem, or when we needed help with something you volunteered and went out of your way to help. You made a major project a lot easier because you cared. The house became beautiful ,the workmanship was great, that extra effort you gave made our house a beautiful home. THANK YOU SO MUCH!”
“Excellent work on renovation, on time and budget. Detail oriented builder, Lou and Michelle were great people to work with on project,very satisfied with finished job.”
“I have to commend Lewis Peccarelli and his construction team for the outstanding renovations they completed on my home on Long Beach Island. Within a week’s time they divided two rooms into four. Walls went up, pocket doors & trim were installed, closets were built. The rooms were sheet rocked, taped and prepped for painting. The existing vents were adjusted to enable heat and air into the new room. Lew even supplied me with the names of electricians that I could hire to install fans and outlets. Again, many thanks for the terrific job you and your team have performed. I would recommend you to anyone that need professional work done.”
“I moved into my new home in September of 2010 knowing that I would need to update some of the exterior of my house. I live at the beach and my house had all cedar shingles that were rotted in many places – as well as some of the doors. L&M Builders bid on the job and provided a competitive price, a reasonable lead time to start the job and a reasonable lead time to complete the job. They completed the job in less than a month, were extremely efficient and thorough in their work and left my home, on the inside and outside, in a tidy manner so I was not affected by their work.”
“Michelle & Lou,
Thank you for a great job. Pat and I are very pleased with the addition. You have a great group of contractors.
Do not hesitate to use us as a reference.”
“Judy and I truly want to thank you for building our addition to our home to our specifications. The finished product was even better than we envisioned. Many friends told us about the horror stories dealing with contractors. They felt we would never accomplish our addition on time or within our budget. You proved them wrong…. not only did you work with us in trying to stay within our budget but you finished the job before the projected deadline.
Lou, we appreciated your constant presence at the job site to answer all of our questions and alleviate quickly any issues which may have risen. Michelle, you may not have been on the site everyday but I felt your presence whenever we had to deal with a financial issue or order products. And when Lou went for his knee surgery, you stepped in and the project never lost a beat. All of your subcontractors were professional and courteous but a special thanks to Darren who is one of the best carpenter I have ever seen. Not only was he meticulous but he was very conscientious about minimizing the noise since we were living there. He even helped plan our next vacation to Ireland.
Overall, of the three bidders for the job, we made the right choice with L&M. I would highly recommend you to others and feel free to use our name as a reference. Again, thank you!”