Testimonials

Our reputation makes us stand out in a very competitive industry and has become one of our most important assets...

Our kitchen had badly needed a remodel since we bought the house 8 years ago but we kept putting it off - one of the reasons was that you are always hearing horror stories about how stressful doing a remodel can be - had we known what a great experience it would be working with Windhill Builders - we would not have waited so long. From the design phase through project completion working with Shawn, Kevin, and their team has been an absolute pleasure. We met with Shawn early on in the project and discussed what we were hoping for, budget, timeline, and feasibility of what we wanted to do. Right away, it was obvious that we had made the right choice, my wife and I don't know a lot about how a home works/put together and Shawn was extremely patient with all of our questions and gave honest answers "Yes, that's common and easy to do", "No, that isn't possible", "Yes, you could do that but $$$$$". We soon began meeting with one of their designers, Andrea, who really took the time to understand our design aesthetic, brought extensive knowledge of current trends/best practices, and patiently went through multiple iterations to make sure we got the design right. The construction phase went smoothly(for the most part) any project has bumps in the road but they were communicated clearly and we were given the options to resolve and what their recommendation. Windhill's onsite project manager, Kevin, really made it easy for us to relax and demonstrated very early on that he had our best interests as his #1 priority. Great communication around what subcontractors would be there/when and what we could expect. The subcontractors did great work and Windhill clearly has established a great relationship with a stable of extremely high quality subs. We stayed on schedule on budget. I can't tell you how many times my wife and I would discuss some concern and resolve it with "Well, we will mention it to Kevin and he'll take care of it" and that would be exactly what happened. We redid the entire kitchen, new cabinets, counters, appliances, floors, refinished all the hardwood in the house and painted everything. We are thrilled with the end result and recommend Windhill Builders without reservation. 5 stars and we will be doing business with them again on another project.

Dave and Molly S. - Ipswich, MA

We worked with Windhill over the course of two years to build our dream house in Annisquam.  Shawn and Kevin were professional, responsive and responsible.  They handled a couple of “surprises” with honesty and grace.  We had many laughs along the way.  Even though the construction wrapped up in July, they are still tying up loose ends as needed and it’s now October.  We are grateful that they have not walked off and forgotten about our project.  Jess in the office was proactive and organized.  We are thrilled with the results.

Lindsay and Chad C. – Gloucester, MA

The entire team is unbelievable. The best experience we have ever had with builders. Work is great, they are highly professional, timely, no mess, and provide great advice in making the right decisions for your project.

Debra and Don S. – Andover, MA

Shawn Cayer and his company, Windhill Builders are fantastic and I would highly recommend them. They recently built a modern barn for me and the entire Windhill team was incredible. They constantly communicated with me, were professional, and if an unexpected issue came up they were quick to come up with solutions, ask for my input and resolve. The quality of workmanship is exceptional. If you are building a high end home I would highly recommend them.

Doug S. – Ipswich, MA

We had such a great experience working with Windhill. The professionalism was top notch and each person that came to work at our house were able to answer all of our questions and concerns.

Emily L. - Ipswich, MA

We vividly recall our first meeting with Shawn Cayer from Windhill Builders, when we discussed our building project. Friendly, professional, organized, and fully informed with the knowledge of a building expert, Shawn straightforwardly and thoroughly answered each and every one of our questions. He engendered our trust and confidence almost right away. After that initial discussion, we knew that Windhill Builders would be the right choice to bring our architect's vision and plans (Cummings Architects) into the reality of our new dream home. We cannot adequately express our appreciation for Kevin O'Connor, the Windhill construction manager who shepherded our building project from start to finish. Kevin was simply fabulous to work with. Always extremely reliable, communicative, and organized, Kevin truly made the building process so much easier for us. There were often daily texts, phone calls, and meetings, each helping us to move the project along. He inspired confidence and we always felt things were in good hands. But along the way, we also got to know Kevin on a more personal level and that made our interactions even better. Kevin always helped us keep things in perspective, and we also enjoyed his fabulous sense of humor. It is not uncommon to hear about issues with sub-contractors, but our experience with ALL of the Windhill Builder subs was terrific. We were extremely pleased with the high quality work they performed -- from those who excavated and poured the foundation, to those who framed the house, insulated, painted, implemented the electrical plan, created the custom built-ins and cabinetry, installed the flooring, AV systems and alarms --- they were all pleasant, professional, friendly and terrific at their jobs. Windhill also provided wonderful inside administrative support. Billing and accounting was always clearly spelled out and specified. Any questions we had were always promptly answered, and we knew that Jessica was there ready to help with anything we needed. She always communicated the same high level of enthusiasm for the project and she played a crucial role in the success of the project. When we saw her in person, there was always a welcoming smile to greet us and a hand extended to help. Our beautiful new home is everything we hoped for, reflecting the inspiration of Mat Cummings and his team at Cummings Architects and the "make it happen" team of talented, professional team of builders at Windhill Builders.

Ed and Elizabeth S. – Weston, MA

We don't have enough good things to say about Windhill! We hired them for a significant renovation on our home which took 8 months and included an addition, all new kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, new plumbing, heating, electrical, windows, etc..... It was a big project and these folks were amazing to work with every step of the way. They are very knowledgeable, do great work and are all around very good people. While we have never done a project of this scale, we have renovated other homes, and this is by far the best experience we have ever had with a construction project. We couldn't be happier with the finished product and we are so grateful to Windhill for all of the amazing work that has made our home so wonderful.

Timbre and Andrea B. – Winchester, MA

We hired Windhill Builders to do an addition/ kitchen remodel. The project was pretty involved and included a new addition/ foundation , kitchen, mudroom, powder room, and new laundry. There were a lot of moving parts and they did a phenomenal job. Their craftmanship was top notch and the attention to every detail was impressive. The project was on time and they communicated with us on every detail. We are thrilled with the results and enjoyed working with them. I would highly recommend them and would use them again.

Sherry and Larry P. – Merrimac, MA

We hired Windhill Builders last year to renovate our home on Great Neck in Ipswich, following an exquisite craftsman-style design provided by Cummings Architects. Both firms are located in Ipswich and work together on design-build projects frequently, so their communication was excellent and seamless. Here are some of the reasons we can recommend them: professionalism; excellent communication; clear plans, timeline, and budget; great project manager, staff, and subs; flexibility and creativity; and ready solutions to unanticipated structural problems with the original house. Although the project started later than anticipated because of winter weather and other factors, the renovations were finished on time and even ahead of the longest projection. The completed renovations are top quality, and Windhill stands by its work. Working with this firm was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Thanks, Shawn and company!

Doug and Eileen O. – Ipswich, MA

We hired Windhill Builders for a large, complex renovation for a house built in 1729. Everyone from the owner, Shawn Cayer and project manager Kevin O'Conner, to the subcontractors were professional and responsive. Communication with the team was easy and I felt they listened to our thoughts and concerns throughout the project, while still keeping the project going. We are extremely pleased with the outcome and cannot recommend Shawn, and his team highly enough.

Chris and Elizabeth H. – Newton, MA

Windhill built a kitchen and master suite addition for our home during the winter of 2015-2016. Being the first time we have ever done a large construction project and being a young family needing to keep a close eye on our finances, we had a lot of fear of what we didn't know and what might go wrong heading into this project. This, to us, is where Windhill's value cannot be overstated. Windhill was patient, kind, informative, extremely professional and performed only the highest quality work under a very tight timeline (we were living in the house during the construction). Everyone they work with and brought into our house adhered to Windhill's same high standards of professionalism, communication, and quality. Windhill is an extremely rare find in an industry that, unfortunately, is very often very difficult to gauge. Beyond the magazine-quality work they did on our home, the way they treated our project will have an enormous impact on the course of our family for years and years to come. Without reservation, I would recommend them for your project.

Mike and Trish C. – Melrose, MA

We hired Windhill Builders to renovate a large section of our home and could not be more pleased with the result. They transformed our old kitchen, dining room and living room into a new open living space. They guided us through the planning phase by joining meetings with our architect to ensure a design-and-build approach to the project. Their teams of skilled craftsmen were always on time and professional. The overall management of the project was excellent and there were never any gaps in scheduling. When one team was completing a phase of the project, another team was right behind to start the next phase. This allowed the overall project to be completed on time and within budget. They also made several suggestions once the project was started that enhanced the overall result. We highly recommend Windhill Builders and will hire them again for future projects.

Peter and Wendy M. – Hamilton, MA

We worked with Windhill Builders to do a total renovation/addition to our 300 year old home. From our first meeting with Shawn to the final touches, Shawn and Kevin were a pleasure to work with! We had lots of tough decisions to make building our dream home while keeping the old farm house character alive. Windhill worked closely with our architect and us to make it happen! Everyone Windhill brought on board to our project from plumbers, electricians, even lighting store recommendations were professional and fun to work with! I highly recommend Windhill Builders!

Kate and Craig C. – Winchester, MA

We had an excellent experience with Windhill. Came in according to budget, managed expectations well with respect to planning. Very responsive when needed; kept us updated on status & next steps for the project before and during. Also, fast, hard-working team with excellent quality.

Tama D. – Ipswich, MA