"We came to know John Hill through friends of ours who built a house with another builder and, after the fact, wished that they had used John. We were moving to Cincinnati from Michigan, so it was very important to find a builder that we could communicate with easily, someone we could trust, and someone who understood the house we wanted to build. John Hill was all of those things. From the very beginning, John “got” me. We developed an easy rapport and a great working relationship. I was very involved in the development and execution of the plan, and John always welcomed my input. His subcontractors were very professional and, again, very easy to work with. If issues came up, John was quick to deal with them and keep things on track and moving ahead in a timely manner. The entire build was overly positive and one of the most fun years I’ve experienced in my life. John Hill is a GREAT builder, a man of ethics and someone we are pleased to, now, call a friend."
~ Chris Schaefer
“Our friend referred us to John. Once we met with him, we didn't talk to anyone else. He was honest, enthusiastic and customer service-oriented. Some builders don't want to listen as much because they think it slows the job down. Not John. Throughout the process, he was open to our ideas. Plus, he was very willing to accommodate our requests.
During construction, a tornado hit in our part of town. So it was hard to get subs to work on the house. But John worked hard to find them! We were quite impressed. He has wonderful subcontractors that work for him – these are real craftsmen. He takes really good care of his subs, too, so the quality of their work remains high. We solidified the price before construction began. I liked John's process. He brought in a bid, and then you can look at it and see what you want to do and don't want to do. Quite simple. And he stayed on budget.
Since ours was a remodel, it was important that the design integrity remain. For example, in the kitchen we wanted the finishes of the new cabinetry to mimic the old. John came through. Plus, the intricate framing details in our dining room were superb: Phil, one of his workers, did all of that custom work on the spot to accommodate the new French Doors and bi-level nature of the room.
We most appreciated John's honesty and communication. He would tell us if he could or couldn’t do something we requested. Or, he'd say it was going to cost XX amount to do it.
This remodeling was more intensive than when we built a new home, yet John made it more enjoyable. The best part? We moved in right on time, and we were able to host Thanksgiving at our house later that month - 32 family members in all!”
~ John & Luanne Smith / Glendale
T"I live across the street from John, so it was natural that I’d consider him as a possible candidate to build my home. Plus, I checked around with several other people who knew about John and his personal life – not just his professional one. That’s always the way I seek out good people to do business with.
The entire process ran so smoothly. I’m a heating contractor and I pretty much know what’s going on, so I appreciated his work ethic & talent. But what impressed me the most is how often he kept in touch with me and explained the process each step of the way. Plus, timing-wise, he was ahead of schedule by one month.
We ran into a slight problem during the process – our architect had erred a bit with the structural design plans. But even though it wasn’t John’s fault, he worked fast to take down a wall and install two beams in its place. Three days and he had it done. Period. You would never get that attention and resolution-driven attitude with a larger builder.”
~ Geoff Miller / Loveland
“Our architect had recommended John to us. And it was a great experience all the way around. First of all, he is extremely trust-worthy. He’s also quite knowledgeable. Those two strengths gave us the confidence to work with him.
Throughout the six-month building process, John was very accessible whenever we had a question. It was there that we saw his talent and experience come to life. He would offer design ideas and even went with us to the architect to modify the plans a bit.
John has this easy-going attitude about him that was most welcome --especially since you have to deal with each other day-in and day-out. That, coupled with his hands-on attention to the job, made the entire process smooth and nearly stress-free. We would definitely work with John again.”
~ Allan & Melissa Goldstein / Montgomery
“Because of the difficult and unique design of our Frank Lloyd Wright home, we encountered more than the normal share of design challenges. But throughout the process, these challenges never became our problem. John's commitment to the project never wavered and, in the end, he delivered to us a work of art.”
~ Tony & Janet Collins / Lebanon
“We were expecting our first child the same time the house was scheduled to be finished. John was so accommodating to this that he came out ahead of schedule just so we could be moved in before the baby arrived.
The process was very enjoyable – from start to finish. John made it quite easy for us. He had everything laid out along the way, and told us everything we needed to do at the right time. Allowance-wise, he gave us a more generous budget than other builders we were considering. If we went over, it was our decisionto do so later on in the process. So there were no surprises.
We did something different with our fireplace. We wanted cut slate, even though John had never done a fireplace in slate before. But he did an outstanding job. My wife can’t show that fireplace to enough friends!
We originally looked at some larger cookie-cutter builders, but later decided on John. We felt the most comfortable with him. He was honest and upfront with his plans, ideas and prices. But what impressed me the most was that we felt like we were important to him. We weren’t just a job…”
~ Tim & Donna Carlson
“We were more than pleased with our decision to work with John. That’s saying a lot, since my husband is in the building trade and has high expectations. Another builder had actually referred us to John. That showed us that he was highly regarded in the industry.
The estimate was thorough. Any up-charges were by us, not John. Plus, he was on the job all the time. This gave us the confidence that things were getting done right. I could call and talk to John everyday –-a huge benefit of a small builder.
John had a lot of integrity to making sure things were done right – not just appeasing us. For example, when our staircase arrived and it was being installed, John realized that it wasn’t built just right – even though I couldn’t see the error myself. He shipped them back without even asking us, because he wasn’t happy with them. Another example is when our home’s driveway gravel was delivered and laid down, I didn’t feel that it was an adequate amount, yet I didn’t say anything right away. John sensed that I wasn’t happy, though, so he had more brought in. It’s these kind of day-in and day-out events that showed me he was willing to roll up his sleeves and address issues – as opposed to balking at or ignoring a problem.
Bottom line? This was our dream home, and John helped make it a reality.”
~ Jay & Denise Peters / Loveland
“Building our home was a real undertaking. Our 8-acre lot was filled with multiple creeks, and the excavation was quite laborious. Just trying to keep it dry and keep power back there was a challenge. But the process rolled smoothly because John hires great subs. And he just orchestrated everything beautifully.
John was quite organized with his paperwork throughout the whole process. He kept everything up-to-date and change orders in place. Plus, he stayed on budget and on time. In fact, he was early in the phases of completion, so we actually had to slow him down a bit.
I was at the job site about every other day. This allowed me to learn about John and his wonderful family. I also got to witness his subcontractors in action, so I know for a fact that he hires really good tradesmen. It was actually a plumbing subcontractor that had turned me on to John.
The whole experience was gratifying. John talked to us directly and would never brush us off. In fact, that’s his #1 asset: his personal service. I had heard horror stories about larger builders where you turn into a number. Not with John. He and I built a real relationship together.”
~ Sam & Tracy Neff / Eastgate
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