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Over the past 15 years RK Construction has done three projects for us: an extensive demolition and addition of a second-floor family room, 3-season porch, bedroom and bathroom; a bathroom renovation; and, most recently, a kitchen and laundry reno plus installation of a central air conditioning system in our 90-year old home. We have been more than completely satisfied with every project. RK plans meticulously, preps a home for maximum protection and dust-control, and takes great pride in achieving a perfect outcome. Their construction staff are gentlemen, and their supervisors see through every detail with utmost commitment to their customers as individuals. To the extent possible they stay on schedule, explain any difficulties they encounter transparently, watch their subcontractors very closely, and respond quickly to calls, texts, and emails seven days a week. We stayed in our home through all three projects, and every day they left the house as clean as possible. Their estimate for the first project was more than competitive and since then we simply wouldn't consider working with anyone else because of our complete trust in the company. Ralph Khirallah himself stays very close to the job and he has mentored his staff to reflect his high standards as a builder and a gentleman. Renovation is challenging, but we have actually enjoyed the artisan spirit of the crews and the chance to observe their craftsmanship.
From September 2016 to April 2017 Ralph and crew built a 1-story addition on our 1920 3-bedroom house in Roslindale. Plus a full kitchen gut & renovation, new unfinished basement room/new foundation, new roof, exterior & interior paint, replacement of the heating on the first floor, new built-in shelving in the living room, new front steps, and new covered porch out back.
Dana our site supervisor was on there long hours every day and was excellent at communicating with us about each step of the process and when any decisions had to be made. Ralph and Dana really "got" our philosophy and met our need for high quality work and materials without going over budget.
We lived in the house through the entire project and everyone was very sensitive to our needs and worked around us when they needed to.
They worked closely with our architect throughout the process, and we used a lot of their suppliers who were all great to work with (Republic Plumbing, Tile Factory, Anslone Flooring, Buonato Granite, Kitchen Views). On time and under budget, super professional and they stand by their work. . . . they'll be there when they say, they'll be responsive to your emails/calls/texts, and they are honest. RK will be our first choice the next time we need any work done.
RK Construction Company is Top-Notch! This year Ralph and his team update the following on our home:
- New Hip Roof Entry
- New Windows and Trim
- Deck Renovation
In addition to the projects above they ate wrapping up whole house painting and will then begin a Master Bathroom renovation. Ralph and his team have earned our trust by delivering a professional quality product with a friendly and approachable demeanor. Ralph treated our projects as if they were his own home - a quality very hard to find.
With encouragement we recommend RK Construction Company for your next home renovation.
After getting several consults/estimations from a variety of construction companies, I decided to go with RK Construction. I am so happy I had RK renovate our bathroom. After the bathroom was gutted, there were unforeseen issues. Ralph explained everything, got all the permits, gave me a timeline and suggestions as to how to maximize the bathroom space. Having had other construction work on our house, I anticipated delays, workers not showing up, and the cost exceeding the initial quote for the work being done. I can honestly say Ralph stuck to his word on all counts. My bathroom is beautiful and is my favorite room in my house. Ralph's work exceeded all of my expectations! I would recommend RK construction to everyone.
Last fall RK Construction did an excellent job rebuilding our entry vestibule and front porch. The cantilevered canopy above needed to be restructured after decades of settling below it. We had to wait months to squeeze into Ralph's busy schedule, but I'm so glad we went with them. I did not expect the high level of craftsmanship based on the fact that they were not the highest bidders. Boy, did they exceed our expectations! It makes me think that the other contractors were overpriced. Ralph has loads of experience and his pricing (not to mention scheduling) is spot on because of it. Also, he's not going to gouge you if there are design changes or changes due to unforeseen conditions. He's fair. And ethical. He does things by the book. In fact, our inspector was familiar with RK Construction's work and said we don't need to worry about them, unlike others. "They're good."
As an architect, I really appreciate their attention to detail. We had Dana as the supervisor/lead carpenter, and he was fabulous! He was there early every morning and managed the job smoothly. He was always one or two steps ahead, making sure the architectural details were resolved, samples were approved, custom millwork was on its way, etc. He was easy to work with and offered suggestions if he thought a detail could be improved. All the guys on the job, Jimmy and Jay, were super nice, very professional, and took pride in their work. In fact, my neighbor who is a retired contractor was impressed by their work. High praise indeed, since I've observed him meticulously restore his own beautiful Georgian house over the last decade.
I feel like all of Ralph's guys go above and beyond to please the clients. (I could go on and on about Billy and the terrific job he did staining four different wood species to match...but that would take up too much space.) His subcontractors are all top-notch as well. And he's got a great cabinetmaker!
In summary, whatever your construction needs, I would recommend RK Construction without hesitation.
Ralph completed a major kitchen renovation in our home. He was always on time, met all deadlines and was always there to check up on his staff or any sub-contractors. My understanding is most general contractors will use some sub contractors --I got the feeling Ralph was very selective in which subcontractors he used and was always on site to make sure nothing was misinterpreted with the subcontractors. Ralph doesn't take shortcuts, his finish work is top shelf. I have recommended him several times and will continue to do so.
RKC repaired some extensive winter water damage. More specifically, he repaired some external siding, insulated our sunporch and installed new windows. Ralph was extremely professional and always on time. His initial quote was right on the money and there were no surprises along the way. His craftsmanship and quality of work is the best I've seen.
Major renovations of our small home included an addition, kitchen, basement, bathrooms, etc.. It is easier to list the things that did not get remodeled (2 bedrooms). RK Construction (RKC) did a great job from beginning to end. They were very patient with us living in the home throughout the ~1.5 years of work. The quality of the work was excellent. Ralph is super professional, fair and trustworthy. He does a great job of managing the subcontractors. We should have had RKC do the architectural drawings also since we think they would have done that better. RKC was very responsive to our questions and concerns. They stuck it out to the very end to make sure everything was done to our satisfaction. Whenever anything went wrong (flooding basement, landscaping issues, etc.) we were so relieved to be with RKC since they were always willing to help us sort things out. Although we miss the crew they are doing so much work in our Brookline neighborhood that we continue to see them and we are able to ask for advice on any lingering issues. Ralph, Dana, Darren, Mark (the leaders) are great guys - very helpful, competent and professional.
Over the years, Ralph has done many assorted jobs...roofing, bath renovation, skylight installation...etc. and has done excellent work each time. Dana is the best!
Ralph and his crew -- special shout out to Dana -- spent a full year renovating my Brookline home inside and out, top to bottom. The job included re-pouring part of the foundation, rebuilding the decks, tearing the wall down between my kitchen and dining room and building a brand new kitchen/dining/family/mud room with a 48 inch double sided fireplace, renovating 3 bathrooms, adding new heat and air systems to the house, painting inside and out, and re-landscaping the yard. It was a terrifyingly large scope and costly job, and Ralph, with his unwaveringly calm demeanor, prompt responsiveness to every question and problem, can-do attitude, and extremely high quality work made it safe, bearable, and ultimately a pleasure. It was a bold and creative act for me and Ralph and Dana worked closely with me the whole time. Thanks to R.K., my family and I are thoroughly enjoying our lovely new home. I would recommend them to anyone.