Peter Walsh Construction - Letter of Recommendation - November 2010
RE: Extension and Renovation of Two Storey House
1st November 2010
" Now that we are settled into our magnificent “new” home, I now have the time to thank you sincerely for making the whole project such a resounding success.
I have over thirty years business experience, mainly in the manufacturing sector, and I must say that your team of dedicated craftspeople, ably managed by your good self, is the nearest I have seen to achieving the concept of “total quality management”.
It was indeed refreshing to observe true craftsmen take pride in their work and the quality of the end product is appreciated by all our friends and neighbours who have come to visit us since the project was finished.
From start to finish your on-going advice and help in every aspect of the project was most professional. Also the service you provided, including driving us around to the various materials providers, enabled us to make excellent choices and also resulted in significant savings for us. Your customer service is indeed par excellence.
I did not tell you this before, but I had received quotations from three other builders and your quotation was lower than all three, and significantly lower than two of them. So to achieve lower prices and not sacrifice quality in any way is quite rare these days.
Again, on behalf of all the family, many thanks to you and your team of true professionals for a job not only well done, but the culmination of a project that has exceeded all our expectations.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who has a building project in mind and seeks the highest standards at reasonable cost.
Renmore, Galway "
"We are so happy with the work that Peter, Tim and all the subcontractors have done on our house. We needed a complete retro fit of an older bungalow and had been looking for a builder for months. Once we made contact with Peter, he was out within a couple of days, gave us a comprehensive quote and started the job as soon as we were happy with the quote. He and his son Tim were on-site all day, every day and kept us informed at every step of the process. The attention to detail was second to none and the Painters (Sean & Tom Hopkins), the plumbers (Kelly and Cullinane Heating and Plumbing) and the window and door fitters (Mulholland's Door and Windows) were excellent. As were all the other ssubcontracted tradesmen like plasterer, tiler and roofers, whose names escape me now, sorry! Many thanks to Peter and Tim Walsh. We love our new home.
Rated by Ruth Kelly on 04/09/2018 09:45:00 | 5/5 stars "
Peter Walsh Construction – Letter of Recommendation – November 2017
12th November 2017
" Dear Peter & Tim,
We would like to thank you both for the wonderful work you carried out on our new home in Claregalway June/July 2017.
Peter, you kept us informed at all times and treated us with so much respect. Your sub-contractors were excellent tradesmen and our property was treated with respect and left spotlessly clean every evening.
You were very honest with us at all times and explained everything in detail to us.
After we moved into our new home, you and your sub-contractors were on call if we needed any help and to answer any questions.
We got excellent value for our money and are so happy in our new home.
We would highly recommend you to our friends and family.
Thank you all so much for a wonderful job.
Gerry & Kathleen Fallon
Co. Galway "
Peter Walsh Construction - Letter of Recommendation - January 2011
RE: Construction of Dormer Bungalow
" Dear Peter,
Our journey building a house is now practically over. As we settle into the new home, we consider ourselves lucky to have such a beautiful, warm, cosy and modern place. We would not be able to enjoy this home if it was not for Peter Walsh and his dedicated team of professionals. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation for their hard work and expertise.
Peter’s work is always of the highest standard. His reputation of a skilled craftsman with a great focus is truly deserved. We chose to co-operate with Peter because we knew his work would fulfil our high expectations.
Peter was there with us every step of the way, from planning to the very last finishing touches. He spent a lot of time talking to us, making sure we would make the right decisions. While always respecting our wishes, Peter would make sure we considered different aspects of the situation, making safety his paramount priority, especially when it came to children. His devotion to the work and enjoyment of the process of building were apparent in the way Peter was always prepared and eager to learn something new.
Being a very able, skilled and experienced builder, he still takes pleasure in being challenged. Modern technologies seem to fascinate him and he will not rest until he has mastered them too. Thanks to his drive we now have a safe, environmentally sound house that is energy efficient, comfortable and welcoming.
It has been a pleasure getting to know Peter. His personal approach is friendly and professional. The tradesmen he chooses to work with also deserve nothing but praise for the extraordinarily high standard of craftsmanship. Last but not least, the financial side of the whole adventure could be compared with the other contractors approach in the selection process. Peter puts a unique stamp of quality on his work, though. When deciding to trust him with the building of our house, we knew we would not be disappointed.
It is an absolute joy to be sitting in our newly built house and reminisce about the journey that brought us here. We would not be able to do that without Peter. For all the hard work, expertise and impressive attention to detail he devoted to the building of our house, we would like to now say a sincere, heart-felt thank you.
David & Kamila Garrett
Kinishka, Claregalway, Co. Galway"
Peter Walsh Construction - Letter of Recommendation - November 2012
RE: External Wall Insulation of Two Storey House
I am writing this letter in recommendation of Peter Walsh Construction as an external wall insulation and heat recovery system installation building contractor. I had the pleasure of employing Peter and Timothy Walsh on external renovation of our house using Ceresit products and installing a heat recovery system and warm attic space.
I can recommend them both highly and without reservation. Throughout the course of the renovation, they were consummate professionals informing us of possible design options and advice. They were accurate in their initial assessment of the scale and cost of our project and 100% clear in record keeping and time logging. Peter chose and managed subcontractors working on the project well.
Our job was done with care and precision. Peter and Timothy are gifted woodcrafters and builders.
In addition, they were extremely clean and tidy in the workplace. I have never come across tradesmen like them and our neighbours also commented on the fact that the worksite was never left in disarray. They power hosed the driveway and around the site before they commenced work and swept up all insulation dust daily. They took special care to prevent any of the job dust from trailing throughout the house.
The only complexity in working with Peter is good work takes time to complete. Patience is required when you work with a perfectionist. Although our project took an additional couple of weeks to complete, I think we have a wonderful outcome.
Wellpark Grove, Galway"
Peter Walsh Construction - Letter of Recommendation - January 2013
RE: Extension and Renovation of Bungalow and Replace Footpaths around House
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation to you and your team on behalf of my wife Anne and myself. For years we were getting advice - to do this and do that - it will make your house warmer, get rid of dampness etc. So Anne and myself decided after years of frustration to look at external wall insulation. We received three quotes. After speaking to the three potential candidates – including yourself – we found your approach, your advice, your experience and knowledge and your courteousness was by far superior to the others. Hence we decided to give you the job of making our home warmer. What a great decision that was.
Your advice was invaluable throughout the whole project. We were kept informed at all times of “the next steps”. We were so impressed that we asked you to take on three other projects. 1 - heat recovery ventilation; 2 – new footpaths and 3 – new garage door. All fantastic results. For the duration of the project you and your team became part of the family. Your attention to detail is second to none; nothing was too much trouble to you because getting the job done to the highest standard is your mantra.
What also impressed me Peter is the incredible teamwork I witnessed. Your team have the same drive and ambition to complete the job to the highest standard. Truly remarkable in this day and age. The price you quoted us for all jobs you undertook came in exactly on target, so there were no hidden or surprise charges which, in the past, I have found with a lot of contractors. The duration to complete the total project was met (very impressive). One other thing that really impressed me Peter, was the condition of the outside work area after you had finished the job, there wasn’t as much as a nail left on the ground. That, in my mind, speaks volumes about you and your professionalism.
Again, on behalf of Anne, Shane and myself – and the rest of the family – I would like to say a heartfelt thank you, to you and your team, for a very professional job well done.
Peter, I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone wishing to get any type of renovation upgrade or build project done, who want a competitive price and a job completed to the highest standards.
Sincere thanks and regards,
Lydacan, Oranmore, Co. Galway "
Peter Walsh Construction - Letter of Recommendation - March 2013
RE: Renovation and Install Level Access Shower - Wet Room
Just a short note to tell you how grateful I am for the excellent job you did on my bathroom. The moment you came to my house, I knew I was in good hands.
You set about changing my bathroom to a wet room, so my elderly mother could have a shower in comfort.
Yourself and your son Tim, and all the tradesmen did such a professional job that I had to write and thank you.
My family and friends are all amazed at such a marvellous change to my bathroom.
Prospect Hill, Galway "
Peter Walsh Construction - Letter of Recommendation - June 2013
RE: External Wall Insulation and Renovation of Detached Two Storey House
"Dear Peter & Tim,
Martin and I want to let you know in writing just how wonderful you and your team are. We first met you when you were insulating another house in Wellpark and we decided then and there if we did to go ahead with external insulation that we had found our contractor.
We did not look for any other contractor because we were so impressed with your knowledge and information and explanation of external wall insulation and lots more, that we knew that we had found the perfect team for the job. You explained everything in detail and made lots of suggestions that we would never have thought of, that made a lot of difference to our house.
You helped us with our internal improvements as well, and our new windows and doors and heat recovery are all fantastic, and of the highest standards. You and your team are so happy at your work and it was great that you all have the same ideas and that your goal is to achieve the highest standards that anyone could probably have and you certainly achieved that in our house.
Your professionalism is top class and myself and Martin would happily recommend you for any project. You completed our job on time and you left behind a very happy couple who will be forever in your debt.
Best wishes to you both and your team and thank you all so very much for a very well done job.
Best wishes always,
Pauline & Martin Walsh
Wellpark Grove, Galway"
Peter Walsh Construction - Letter of Recommendation - Letter of Recommendation - July 2013
RE: Extension to Two Storey Semi Detached House
This letter is written to document how pleased we are with the work performed by your company. From the initial meeting, you left a great impression on us, were meticulous in every detail, customised the basic plan that we had for the extension, came up with great suggestions and solutions to the plan. Having obtained two quotes from six building companies who viewed the site, there was only one choice for us when it came time to select a builder for our single storey extension, and that was Peter Walsh Construction.
Peter left a great impression on us from the initial meeting and throughout the building of our extension. There were never any surprises, or any costs that weren’t fully discussed or explained to us in advance and the final cost of the extension was within what was quoted to us in the beginning.
The quality of work done was consistently top notch. Including his own workmen Peter used a number of subcontractors who have worked for him over the years and were knowledgeable, skilled and competent in their respective trades. His team were conscientious about following project specifications and their work product rarely needed improvement or revision. They had an old school work ethic, good work habits, and strong safety orientation and emphasised getting the job done right rather than doing it fast. Their pride in their work was evident.
We are very pleased with the final product, and are impressed with Peter Walsh Construction for their commitment to making their customer happy. The workmen were always pleasant and fun to be around, on site promptly each morning and tidied up all of their work area at the end of each day.
In closing, we are very pleased with the final product which Peter was instrumental in delivering, and we are extremely impressed with his work. In a world where shoddy workmanship and poor service are unfortunately all too common, Peter Walsh Construction is indeed a rare find. I would not hesitate to hire them again, or to recommend them to our friends and neighbours, or to anybody who was looking to build an extension or a brand new home.
Finally, I would like to compliment you, Peter on efficiency, professionalism and courtesy given to us prior to and during the construction of the extension.
Sincere thanks and regards,
Vincent & Annette Gray
Peter Walsh Construction - Letter of Recommendation - September 2013
RE: Conversion and Install Level Access Shower – Wet Room
"To Whom It May Concern,
Owing to an illness in the family, it became necessary to provide toilet and shower facilities at ground floor level in our family home.
Peter Walsh Construction was appointed to execute the building contract.
Having spent most of my working life in association with Tobin & Co. Consulting Engineers of Galway and other cities, I am thoroughly conversant with the building and construction industry.
It is rare indeed in these times that you will find a building contractor of substance, actually working on the site with his own hands. I was greatly impressed by Mr. Peter Walsh, his son Tim, his team of subcontractors for plumbing, heating, lighting, ceramic tiling, painting etc, all experts in their chosen profession.
The work was completed expeditiously in a skilled and competent manner, and the results bear witness to my statement. The site and surrounds were protected during the contract and left clean and tidy on completion.
It gives me great pleasure to give the highest possible recommendation to Peter Walsh and company for all-round performance, attention to detail and basic intention to give complete satisfaction to employers.
Architect in Retirement
Threadneedle Road, Galway"
Peter Walsh Construction - Letter of Recommendation - March 2014
RE: Conversion of Existing Bedroom to a Little Bit of Heaven!
"We are happy to highly recommend Peter Walsh and his son Tim, to carry out any alterations or renovations for you. Peter and his son Tim have a totally professional attitude and approach to their work.
They are reliable, efficient and good time keepers. They are happy to advise you on every aspect of your job and make suggestions to help you to decide which is the best option for your job. Their work is transparent with no hidden extras in relation to the cost of materials and labour involved, and the time taken to carry out work from day to day in order to meet deadlines.
They used quality trades people who work according to plan under the supervision of Peter and Tim. All materials used are of the best quality and the highest standards.
When work is being carried out there is minimal disruption to your home and the work area is kept clean and tidy, organised and in order during all the various tasks that are being carried out.
We are so happy we got Peter and Tim to work in our home as we have had so many disappointments and bad workmanship done in the past. We are totally happy with the work they carried out for us.
Debbie & John Allen
Tirellan Heights, Galway"
Peter Walsh Construction - Letter of Recommendation - June 2014
RE: Renovation of Two Storey House – Built in 1930
"Dear Peter, Tim & Crew,
We want to sincerely thank you for a lovely renovation job on our house at Tuam, Co. Galway.
You and your son Tim were ever so helpful and such great tradesmen. We count ourselves very lucky to have had you to do the work. You provided such great service and communication at every level.
We would thoroughly recommend you to anybody.
We thank you for your good advice and honesty. People like you make it all worthwhile.
We wish you every good luck in the future.
Thank you again,
Tom & Bridie Hynes
Tuam, Co. Galway"
Peter Walsh Construction - Letter of Recommendation - June 2016
RE: Installation of Roof Windows, Shower Upgrades & Electrical Work
"I had a project completed by Peter Walsh Construction in June 2016. It comprised the removal and replacement of four large roof lights in my dormer house plus upgrades to shower facilities and minor repairs.
The nature of the work was difficult, varied and required experience and knowhow to execute it successfully. They planned the execution of the works in great detail, explained it and kept me informed.
Any subbies they called on for specialist support were of the highest order.
They are well organised, have two yellow vans on the road that are basically travelling workshops. They can lay their hands on anything within that van to “set up” for any job, big or small. It means they don’t have to be “coming and going” to get the job done.
Health and safety was important in this job. Scaffolding and roof ladders were a requirement. These were set up and secured to the highest standards, meaning all potential risks were prepared for.
Communication was of the highest order. They kept me fully informed of progress. They were self sufficient and brought their own sustenance with them. I carried on with normal life in the house and let them at it. I had no cleaning up to do as they hovered up and tidied up every day.
I never met these guys before. It was pure chance that I came upon them. I was driving out to Lenane one day, thinking about the upgrade to the house as I was driving along. I spotted the yellow van with all the accreditations and skill sets posted on its side. I turned around 100m further on and came back to their site where I met Peter. He came to view my house about a week later and we agreed a deal.
Peter and Tim are a father and son team. This is my experience of how they work together. They agree a plan amongst each other as to how “the work” is to be done. They explain it to the customer and then they execute the plan to the highest standards. Both are very skilled, take great pride in their work and importantly they know what aspects of a project need an external specialist. Their specialist subbies are very skilled and responsive and it’s obvious there is a lot of mutual respect between them, garnered over many years working together.
They have great craft, understand customer service, are respectful to their client’s needs and importantly, trustworthy. They come with my highest recommendation.
John Lyons, Rinneen,
Kiltartan, Gort, Co. Galway"