"Chartier Building Company was amazing with the new buildout of our new kitchen. Right from the beginning, they worked with us on the design of the new kitchen and far exceeded our expectations of how it came out. His crew that worked on our house were so professional and courteous. They made the whole process and experience of having construction done in a lived in house so easy and enjoyable. Amazing job!!!"
- Julie & Charlie
"Chartier Building Company built our waterfront home in Little Compton, RI. They did an excellent job that was completed on time and on budget, with no "surprises". It was an absolute pleasure working with Rick Chartier and frankly one of the best experiences we have had with any contractor. He communicated well, was always pleasant and had great ideas on problem-solving and post-architect modifications. This great attitude was reflected throughout his entire team. Rick stood completely behind his work and readily returned to address some minor problems (without charge) after our house was completed. We wholeheartedly recommend Chartier Building Company."
- Nancy & Brian
"When we bought our second home in Little Compton, we were committed to working with local craftsmen to support the community. After one meeting with Rick, we knew we had found the right firm. Rick not only carried out a meticulous renovation of our master suite, but he also worked hand in hand with our architect to plan a significant addition to our home. We had to pivot when our original plans did not conform with town code, and the creative thinking and commitment to finding the right solution resulted in a more cohesive, complete, and stunning addition. Not only does it mesh perfectly with the main house, it fits in beautifully with the many mature and unique landscaping features. When you get to know the crew, they are all there for one reason- they love working for Rick, and that goes for his subs, too. This is the third house we've built and by far the most enjoyable experience with the highest quality result."
"I couldn’t be happier with the experience I’ve had with your company throughout the course of this project - and I’m absolutely delighted with the result. Your guys were so polite and professional- and their workmanship was superb. I especially appreciated the regular check-Ins from YOU. You kept me informed on a timely basis at every phase, consulted me about every decision that had to be made and you were SO patient with the whole process. I have a few more projects in mind for my Cottage and I will definitely reach out to YOU again to take them on. I can’t say enough about how satisfied I am with my new bathroom. Thanks again!"
- K Kelley
"Rick and the team at Chartier Building Company built an attached garage to our existing home with an in-law apartment above. To say we are blown away doesn't really describe how happy we are. Rick and his team are responsive, accurate, thorough, efficient, timely, ahead of schedule and under budget. It doesn't get better than this! I would recommend Rick and team to anyone looking to start a project. Amazing! We couldn't be happier. Thanks CBC!!!"
"We came across CBC while searching builders on the internet, and then he came highly recommended by several people we respect. Rick and his crew are pros! He's a great communicator, sticks to schedules, solves problems, has great subs, and helped us out with some great ideas. He helped us realize our dream house, came in on budget, and AHEAD of schedule. We would hire him again in a heartbeat!"
"My wife and I were in the middle of a home construction disaster. Our previous contractor had stolen from us and had our home torn apart with no intention of completing the job. Consequently, we fired the previous contractor and were told by friends to call Chartier Building Company. In doing so, we spoke with the owner, Richard Chartier, who turned out to be a man of tremendous integrity. Within 3 weeks, he and his professional staff came in and cleaned up the extensive mess that the previous contractor left. The work completed on the home is impeccable, and we have Rick and his crew to thank for this. I recommend him to all our friends and family."
"We recently moved into our new home and are excited to share how very pleased we have been with Chartier Building Company. From design to occupancy, one word can describe Rick Chartier in every aspect of his work: meticulous. His meticulous attention to detail in the design and planning process helped us to foresee what would work well (or not at all) with our family's lifestyle. Rick's insight and experience were invaluable as we created this home. He gave detailed and well thought out suggestions that reflected our taste, fit our budget, and demonstrated he had truly listened to our needs. Our home is loaded with clever details from top to bottom. Wherever you look, you find evidence that it was built by a contractor who takes the little things seriously, those details that really make a home work for its owner. Every last thing was done right, and smart, with our family's needs as the guidepost. Meticulous can also describe Rick's communication with us. Throughout the entire project he was easy to contact and eager to help us understand every step of the process. Every decision, particularly every budget item, was meticulously communicated. We never encountered any surprises or disappointments. We felt that we were "in this together" and developed a genuine trust that the whole process really was a partnership. We are also appreciative of the meticulous craftsmanship and professionalism of the Chartier Building Company, which was second-to-none. It is clear that each aspect of the house, from framing to paint, was done by individuals who take pride in thier work. Everyone that Rick chose to work on our project was polite, professional, and maintained the same attention to detail that Chartier Building Company represents. We are truly grateful to have worked with Chartier Building Company to build our home. The level of detail-orientation, craftsmanship and trustworthiness that Rick provided were absolutely incredible. Chartier Building Company created a beautiful home that works perfectly for our family. We wholeheartedly recommend Chartier Building Company and will look no further that to CBC for any future projects."
- Holly and Elton
"Wanted to thank you, once again, for my beautiful home. What prompted this was last night's company. I had a few people over to dinner with drinks on the porch. They had been here before but couldn't stop complimenting the details and quality of construction. It certainly has staying power. I appreciate it every day."
"In over 3 decades of home and business ownership and after dozens of renovation and new construction projects, I have experienced a wide range of talents and dedication with builders. Rick, I want to make sure that I tell you loud and clearly that I have never experienced the level of organization and overall excellence and that I have found in working with your company. On time. On budget. Fantastic quality! I always had trepidation about starting a project before working with you. Now I can't wait to get going with something new!"
"Thanks a million to you and your crew for building us a beautiful home. The transformation of the space and the upstairs addition are everything we were hoping for."
- Jenny & Matthew
"We recently had an old one room cottage on our property torn down and rebuilt from scratch. It was a pleasure working with Rick and his team. For much of the construction time, we were out of the country, and Rick was prompt in answering emails, sending updates, and forwarding photographs of the progress. I never worried. When we came back for the final stages, Rick was very helpful with suppliers (sinks, hardware, heat, etc) and his follow up was fabulous. The new cottage is wonderful."
"The experience of building our home was exceptional. In this we mean that Rick Chartier is a very knowledgeable, professional builder who has a deep understanding of all aspects of building. The sub contractors he used were also polite, personable, and professional. Any concerns were addressed immediately and remedied. He worked with us and made recommendations where we had no answers. We have absolutely no complaints. The few concerns we had were addressed immediately. Our home is filled with warmth and peace. "
- Nathan & Angela
"Thank you for your excellent work at my home. Your crew was delightful to work with. They were able to do the job under very difficult circumstances (snow, wind and cold)."
"Chartier Building is most professional, thorough and knowledgeable. Rick is very accessible and for a big project comes and does a thorough estimate so that what is estimated is what is paid I was very pleased with the trim replacement that he did on my home. He offered the project in #1 Pine or Cedar and since most of the charge was labor, I chose cedar, but I was glad to see that he offered options. Would recommend him in a heartbeat."
"We've been in this house you built for us for a while now and it is time to report on it. I cannot say why I haven't written you sooner but it is about time that I do so. We are immensely pleased with the result. I think "Process" is almost equally important as "Results" and, in our case, the process was equally rewarding. For most householders, engagement of a contractor is necessarily an act of... faith. I will say without reservation that you justified our faith in you in every respect. We have many stories to tell about our house-building adventure and you figure admirably and well in all in which you appear. I've been in the real estate business for more than 35 years and fully understand that during any construction project "things can happen". In our case, everything went very well indeed; the process was as straight-forward and efficient as a practically-minded person could reasonably expect. Your management and careful attention to time and detail kept the entire enterprise trouble-free. We finished on-budget and on-time. There were no unpleasant surprises. Of course "things" did happen but they were few and all of them minor. And of those few; in every instance you addressed each and all professionally, expeditiously and economically. We worked together with you and you with us. So we built the house together, not regardless of each other. You met or exceeded our hopes and expectations in every category of performance I can think of. You were always fair. There was no matter which we did not sort out to our own satisfaction and, I trust, to yours as well. You were always "ready." You always took full and forthright responsibility for your work, your time and your crew. The quality of the workmanship is excellent. Visitors with experience to know, frequently comment favorably on the quality of the work and materials. We sensed from the outset that you were well-organized and a very good listener. You proved our anticipation true. We will always be grateful for your careful and thoughtful attention to our concerns whatever they were; aesthetic, budgetary, scheduling or otherwise. We may never have the chance to build another house but, if we do, we will be happy to engage you again. We have and will continue to recommend you to other people and will be happy and proud to let our house speak for you and the fine work you do. Thanks very much for everything. Give our thanks and best regards to your team"