"We purchased our split-level home 38 years ago. The kitchen was old and tired and needed more than appliances, countertops, etc. It needed a new and modern look. We decided to do a total remodel and open the kitchen up to the dining and living room. This would require taking down walls and making sure that the second floor level was secure. This was going to be a big job that we wanted done properly... Hearing [their] reputation ... through the years, we contacted them and asked for their advice and expertise. Father and son appeared on our doorstep and were extremely helpful in offering suggestions on how to accomplish what we wanted done."
Lou M. – Succasunna, NJ
"When an architect and a builder have a strong relationship, it can make the process of creating a new home, or home addition, into a more cohesive and pleasurable experience for the owner. Through working on many projects over the past several years, we have developed this type of close relationship with Don Dyrness. This allows me, as an architect, to recommend [them] for your project."
Kenneth J. Fox, AIA
President Fox Architectural Design PC
"Our 48 year old home was in need of an outside makeover. After sitting down with Dan and Don at our kitchen table and taking a walk around the house, one thing led to another and our project expanded. Our initial plan was to replace our cedar siding with cedar-like vinyl shakes, and replace the roof and windows throughout the entire house. After our meeting, we agreed that we also needed new patio doors and garage doors. In addition, we decided to renovate our front porch entrance by raising the roof and replacing the pillars, adding new railings and new front door."
Karen & Lex J. – Mt. Arlington, NJ
"I had the pleasure of working with Dan and Don [Dyrness] on a major house renovation project. Having lived in my house for over thirty years, I decided it was time to do several maintenance projects as well as a curb-appeal makeover. After interviewing several contractors, I decided to go with [them]. It was an easy decision. Their professionalism and expertise were apparent from the very first meeting... Throughout the process, Dan and Don dealt with the carpenters, roofers and electricians and set rigorous standards for the work. As a result, I was completely comfortable knowing that my money was being spent wisely."
Kathleen S. – Sparta, NJ
"When I first wanted to build an addition on to my house, a neighbor at work said I should look into [them]. I picked [them] for a number of reasons. The most surprising reason is because Don told me that I was not going to like the kitchen I was explaining to him. He said that I would not like a kitchen without windows, which is what I was thinking of doing. He was so right. I love my new kitchen with huge windows and doors onto my deck... Thank you all for your hard work and professionalism in making my dream home and especially for making me feel like each and every detail I wanted really mattered to each and every one of you. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know that is considering construction."
Kay V. – Succasunna, NJ
"I had a major house fire, total loss. I asked a friend of a friend who was in the construction business if he knew anyone dependable and honest. Within minutes I was on the phone with Don Dyrness of Main Street Custom Homes & Remodeling. Don and his crew made me feel comfortable from the first day to the last of this project, a true professional with the best staff."
Bobby C. - Wantage, NJ
"My heartfelt thanks and appreciation go to [the team] for completely transforming my home. When I purchased the 1930's lakefront property ..., I wanted to create a retreat for myself and a place to entertain family and friends... Today, I thoroughly enjoy the home I envisioned - from its unique craftsmanship to its modern conveniences and sustainable green products. It all came together beautifully creating my one-of-a-kind lakeside retreat. Without hesitation I would recommend [them] to anyone considering a new custom home or addition/renovation project."
Jo Ann J. – Sparta, NJ
"Our family decided to add an addition to our home to provide a suite in which our parents would live. At the same time, we decided to enlarge our family room and provide a playroom for our children. We originally approached [Don & Dan Dyrness] after being impressed with an addition on a [nearby] home... We are equally impressed with the addition that was added to our own home."
Thomas & Kimberly G. – Succasunna, NJ
"Hurricane Irene, in all her fury, struck our town. Evacuated from our home, it was days later that we discovered the extent of the adversity that the storm left in its path. Our home sustained heavy damage to the basement. The electrical system, the furnace, the water heater, along with anything else in the basement was destroyed. The clean-up and replacement seemed insurmountable. We contacted several firms, all specializing in one aspect or another of clean-up and repair. We were overwhelmed. It was then that a neighbor suggested [them]... Mr. Dyrness, (Don) and his crew were on time, efficient and adept. Their professionalism was above and firm we have dealt with in the past...We would and will recommend [them] to everyone."
Rudolph & Christa P. – Denville, NJ
"For many years our family has dreamed of building a sunroom. We researched the builders in our surrounding area and firmly decided to give our business to a local construction company [which] was carefully picked for their reputation and integrity within the community, the same community that we chose to raise our family. Honest and hard working staff members who knew what they were doing was a key factor in our decision making."
Cathy & Craig S. – Succasunna, NJ
"I would highly recommend [them] to anyone affected by flood damage. When I returned to my home 3 days after Irene, I was at a loss. The basement was a disaster and the flooding had reached the first floor. A friend of my son recommended an electrician, which was a priority. Doug Palen from Bright Green came the next day and got us safe electrically. When I asked if he knew anyone to help, he recommended Don Dyrness... The whole project was done professionally by really talented and wonderful people. The ... team made a disaster much more manageable."
Becky C. – Denville, NJ
"... when my wife and I decided to build a custom home. Not only did you and your team provide guidance in locating a suitable building lot in the area, your assistance in developing the plans for a home that perfectly fit our needs proved invaluable. Our home became the perfect blend of nostalgic charm and modern convenience, with distinctive touches that set us apart from the cookie cutter homes found in local housing developments."
Steve & Sue B. – Succasunna, NJ
"Over the years we've had many contractors do work for us. We've been happy with all of them, but you stand head and shoulders above all of them. Thank you for taking such good care of our house and respecting the fact that we were living through this while watching three small grandchildren. You kept the disruption as minimal as possible and I am extremely grateful to you for doing that! We love our new dining room, updated kitchen and the basement playroom …maybe someday it will be a billiard room."
Dolores M. – Succasunna, NJ
"Two representatives from Spectrum came to the house to examine our front steps. They identified that [not] only were the incorrect materials used, but the construction technique was improper and downright dangerous. I was truly impressed with their team's professionalism. They disassembled the entire landing and stairs while salvaging the railing. Even during the demo phase, the worksite was kept safe and clean. The team arrived on time every day and were polite. Our front stairs are now safe and beautiful. The materials they recommended tie into the style of the house while being cost conscious. We are truly pleased with the result."
Hildi L. - Succasunna, NJ
"All the subcontractors ... are true craftsmen and they obviously took pride in their work. They wanted to do a good job and satisfy the customer; it was more than "just a job" to them. [They] took care of everything; they coordinated with all the subcontractors and they arranged for all the permits/paperwork required by the town. When we had to make certain decisions/selections, they gave us all the information and points of contacts to assist us. They were always there to help when we needed them for consultation. The entire ... team is very professional, experienced, personable, accommodating and responsive. The end product of our renovation/addition is better than we ever envisioned; we are thrilled with the final product..."
Peter & Irene C. – Succasunna, NJ
"You and your team ... completed extensive renovations to my residence and I would like to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude for the end result. It was a pleasant experience from start to finish. The ... team and all of its contractors from planning stage to final cleaning, did an outstanding job. The work completed by everyone was immaculate throughout the entire process. My home was renovated with care and know-how. The final outcome was a complete transformation, as if my home always existed in its present state. Thank you all ... for a professional and positive renovation experience!"
Myrette P. – Succasunna, NJ