"This was our first major home renovation and I was a little nervous. We were finally out of the weeds with daycare payments and decided it was time to update our kitchen. I spoke with so many others, and the whole experience at the beginning seemed so overwhelming. My husband and I have very busy careers and a small child and I was concerned I would have to be involved in so many overwhelming decisions. I quickly learned after meeting Aram of Alpha Construction that renovating your kitchen can be easy if you have the right contractor. In fact, I do not have any construction background and I was in charge of coordinating the project with Aram due to my husband's work schedule. Aram came fully recommended by our neighbor, an electrician (Ian Flanagan) who had worked on many projects with Aram and Alpha Construction. Aram and his team (Gerry of Gerry's Custom Cabinets of Watertown; Eco Floor Sanding, Watertown) were amazing. Excellent communicators, punctual with project deadlines, and above all, incredibly CLEAN! Aram was honest with his prices and offered seasoned expertise with design and layout ideas. He checked in regularly and answered questions in a timely manner. He was honest and trustworthy. All members of his team and contractors for cabinets, electric work, counter tops and especially floors were exceptional. I am a "neat-freak" and I can honestly say there were times the kitchen (while under construction!) had less dust than the rest of my house! I have heard so many stories about kitchens taking longer then projected, hidden costs, unreliable contractors, etc., this was not my experience at all. It was truly a pleasure. There was never a time that I felt "out of the loop" or concerned. Aram was patient, and took the time to explain things to me, like what product was best, reliable vendors for appliances, types of flooring and paint. This was very helpful. A co-worker was having her kitchen renovated by a commercial vendor the same time as me. Our stories pale in comparison- she was having similar work done and she could not believe the timeliness, pricing and exceptional communication that accompanied my experience with Alpha compared to hers. I highly recommend Alpha Construction for your home renovation. I know I will be using them again."
Sara and Greg Looby, Newton MA
This was a huge project, and Aram & Alpha Construction did a wonderful job. We were turning a 200 year old barn into our home, and so we were basically building a brand new house inside of the existing structure. Aram and all of his subcontractors were careful, diligent, courteous, professional and reliable. They all did great work, but if ever anything needed to be changed Aram always made sure everything was done to our satisfaction. And it was. He worked well with our architect, and at the times when we needed to make a decision without an architect, Aram was able to provide good suggestions as well as caution us against making bad decisions. Throughout the entire project, Aram was in constant communication. He is honest in a field where that can be a concern. He is trustworthy provides high quality work at a good price. We are so happy with our new house - everything is just gorgeous. Now whenever I go to someone's house who's just finished a renovation and I see the "ok" work they got, I think "too bad your contractor wasn't as good as mine."... Alpha construction did an amazing job. Hire them!
Steve and Julie Lippert, Lexington MA
"My bathroom upgrade project went very smoothly. First was the demolishing of the old bathroom. What I loved about them the most, was the cleanness in which they work. At the end of the day, there was minimum dust, if any at all. His crew was fantastic. Then after I selected the cabinets and the tiles, he put it all together. He brought in a plumber and electrician, who were wonderful. He also brought in a tiler, who did an excellent job. My tiles came out beautiful, and a large portion of the bathroom is tiled. I bought my cabinets from Ikea, and Aram put it together for me. I added to the job of tearing out the rugs and refinishing the hardwood floors underneath. He helped me with that project also. Then two rooms and the bathroom were painted, hardwood looked beautiful. The bathroom was complete. Beautiful job. I recommend Aram Construction and Design very highly. Enjoyed working with him and would definitely work with him again."
Nora Hackett, Belmont MA
"It went flawlessly. They cleaned after themselves fastidiously after every work day. They went the extra mile to ensure we were happy, often including finishing touches we hadn't thought of. They worked to match the framing on our hallway doors in order to effectively hide the washer/dryer. They framed the drainpipes, so they blend into the rest of the house. I couldn't be happier and will be bringing them back for a great deal more work in the near future."
Allan Konar, Watertown, MA
"Alpha Construction was one of 4 contractors that I had contacted to quote this project. I chose to work with Alpha based on the responsiveness of Aram during the quoting process including meeting with us a second time to review the details of the quote and costs of the project. I found Aram and his staff to be skilled, courteous and professional. I was very impressed by how clean they left the bathroom and surrounding areas each day. I appreciated Aram's professionalism and his communication style, he was extremely responsive and prompt, always letting me know in advance what the upcoming schedule would be and what workers would be at the house. He contacted me several times throughout the project to specifically ask for my feedback and to see if I had any issues. He quoted 3 weeks for the overall project, and it took just slightly over that to complete. The overall cost came in close to the original quote, and for those few extras that came up during the project, he made sure to communicate what the findings and extra costs would be. I am very happy with my new bathroom. I would recommend Aram to others and I would hire him again."
Steve and Robyn Power, Woburn, MA
"Alpha Construction is a very dependable and knowledgeable company. The work that they did on my bathroom is superb. I received many compliments on the work that was performed. It is very difficult to get good help today, and I believe Aram should be commended for his excellent performance."
Rosemary Khachadoorian, Watertown, MA
"ALPHA Construction & Design has worked on several projects for the Armenian Library & Museum of America. The biggest projects were the installation (carpentry and hardware installation) for a major exhibit and building new offices for administrative staff. Both projects have been done impeccably- great workmanship and professionalism, honest and conscientious approach to the customer, flexibility in terms of working with the customer’s schedule and budget. Aram is very trustworthy, reliable and punctual - ALPHA Construction & Design workers showed up when they were supposed to and finished the project within promised deadlines. We were very happy with the ease of communication throughout the building process and with the results upon completion, and plan on going back to him every time we need a carpenter."
Mariam Stepanyan, Executive Director , Armenian Library & Museum of America
"You are so professional at what you do, and you keep your work area very clean.
Thank you again for doing such a great job on my windows.
You will definatley be my contractor for my kitchen and bathroom renovations."
Hope to work with you soon
Marlene and Robert Lexington MA.
"My wife and I
decided to remodel our first floor home in Spring 2008.We were initially hesitant to do it because of the trust involved, and in being invested in such a project financially and
emotionally. Luckily I found Aram to be the comfort to work with our remodeling needs.
He was very insightful and respectful of what we wanted to achieve, but most importantly he was trustworthy and that's what meant the most to us.
We now have the exact house we envisioned from the start thanks to Aram."
John Pappas & Rosa Davidsdottir, West Roxbury, MA
"We love our new kitchen and spend every moment we can in it. The following are the things we most appreciated when working with you:
Quality workmanship. Flexibility and guidance when working within our budget. Responsiveness to requests to discuss options and questions
Professional and polite. Work area neat and clean at the end of the day. We look forward to working with you again in the future."
Susan and Phil Hampson, Milford, MA