Testimonials

We believe that established companies are established for good reason… Their clients say good things about them!

Listen to some audio testimonials from our clients and read others below:



Gretchen & Joe Kirby
Lansing, MI



Duncan Morrow
Lansing, MI



Morris, MI

 

“If you want a general contractor for any type of job, Bret is your man. He is a “no nonsense” contractor that has my full trust to get the job done on-time and at a fair price. The next time you have a job that needs to be done around the home, give Bret a shot, you surely will be pleased.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity
– Ron Alexander

“Bret has worked with me and is the ultimate professional. He and his team have high integrity and their price is reasonable. I would recommend to anyone I know if they want it done right!!”

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity
– Mary Stucko

“I needed help fixing a major structural problem in a rental house and just didn’t have any of my own time to devote to it. I’m really thankful for Bret and his team who could step in and fix it the right way, on time, and with minimal oversight from me. I have great confidence in their expertise and on the job performance.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
– Brian Hossink

“Bret at Odd Fellows Contracting is an exceptional remodeler. He does the project as if it is for his beloved Grandmother. Meaning he does the work he was hired to do, he and his staff are polite, courteous and well mannered. The price he quotes is the price he charges. As an architect it is a pleasure to have him on the job.”

– Mary Swanson, Architect, Swanson Design Studios

“I originally met Bret in a BNI group we both belonged to. It became clear based on the testimonials Bret received that he was the kind of contractor that anyone would love doing a project for them. How many times did I hear – Bret did what he said he was going to do and always cleaned up at the end of the day?

As a Mortgage Banker, one of the loans that I specialize in is an FHA Streamline Rehabilitation Loan. I have 3 approved contractors out of hundreds in the Lansing Area that I recommend and are approved – Bret is on that list. I don’t know what else to say. I trust Bret with my clients.”

– Mike Silkworth

“Bret has an excellent reputation in the community for being a skilled builder with the highest integrity. He’s intelligent, has a strong work ethic, and most importantly, he’s honest. The next time I consider building, adding on to, or renovating my home, I’ll be giving Bret a call.”

– Vince Pecora, Associate Attorney, Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C.

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Exceptional Project

Bret,
I am glad we drove that extra distance and toured your restored farm house that was part of the Parade of Homes. The work that you have done there is truly exceptional. I have never seen anyone in the Mid-Michigan area that has quite the same mastery of a high quality restoration/renovation as you and Odd Fellows has.

It has been my pleasure to teach Architectural Design, Architectural History, and Preservation and Adaptive Reuse Architecture for almost 35 years at both Lansing Community College and Michigan State University. I was always hoping that examples of really good restoration work like yours would be available for my students and to clients in the Mid-Michigan area so that I could advise people not only on how to research these projects, but also where a person to go to have work done on local projects.  I wish you luck on all of your future projects and I think your exposure at the Parade of Homes should bring you plenty of recognition.

Best Regards,
Prof. James C. Perkins
at “WINGSPAN”

“I was pleasantly surprised how clean the workers kept the area around the house.”
-Kim Grinnell

“The personnel called back promptly to answer questions and make changes. They kept in touch regarding plans and when the job would be done. The people representing the company and doing the work were friendly, clean and worked very efficiently.”
-Melanie Beagle

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“They were very organized, came when they said they would, and each professional(tile layer, electrician, etc.) called me each step of the project to make sure that they understood what I wanted done. I added a few things that were not in the original project and Brett was very pleasant about adding them. Brett’s wife was also very warm and friendly everytime I had an encounter with her. They were great to work with – they also left the work site very clean each day.”
-Joanne Schutz

“The quality of the workmanship was excellent and I very much appreciated the ability of multiple subcontractors to coordinate their schedules to complete the job quickly.”
-Esther Reagan

“All their employees are professional at all times and are great at their trade. I have recommended them to my parents and a friend and all are very satisfied with the work done.”
-Priscilla Gardner

“The quality of the work and attention to details. Especiaslly in the deck construction.”
-Gerald Borden

“I was very impressed with each person that came into my home!! The “tear out” crew, Chris, Randy, Kevin and Aaron were always very pleasant, respectful and friendly. This made me feel very comfortable having them in my home whether I was here or not. I appreciate the fact that Aaron did his best to find matching ceiling tile for my basement suspended ceiling since some tiles received water damage during the plumbing installation and a later toilet overflow.”
-Karen Schaefer

“The window replacement project went very smoothly. The house was spotless when they were finished.”
-Sue Quimby

“The quality of the work was excellent and we stayed very close to budget. We appreciated Odd Fellows working closely with us on that issue. The subcontractors were all very professional and good to work with.”
-Scot Yoder

“The personalized service Aaron provided was exceptional to say the least. He was in constent communication with me and that was very important and most appreciated. The workmanship was of the highest quality, all were professional and offered suggestions and opinions. A vast amount I agreed with. We can’ thank you enough for the exceptional work that transformed our bathroom from OLD to beautiful.”
-Scott Algren

“I was completely satisfied with the total experience. I had heard horror stories from people who have built homes and was somewhat reluctant at first but Odd Fellows certainly changed my thinking. Thanks so much for your suggestions, help, and professional service.”
-Sharon Shumaker




Shand interior 2“I look at a project as a complete experience and not one part or another. If any one part of a job lacks then the entire job has a less than satisfactory experience. This is the second job I contracted The Odd Fellows to do for me. Both times the complete job from the planning to cleaning up the work site was totally excellent. It’s not that an issue would not occur, as when one would occur it is easily and professionally resolved. This entire job from start to finish was expertly completed to my complete satisfaction!”
-Edward Shand
Perry, Michigan

“This was the second (and third) time Odd Fellows has worked on our home and I would highly recommend them to anyone. They are very professional and well informed and came out immediately when we did have a problem. Bret and all of Odd Fellows trade partners have been very nice to have working in the home and did an excellent job of cleaning up when they were done. We will definitely use them again if we have work done on our home.”
– Sharon Shumaker, Lansing, MI



– John Walker

“Two years after buying my home, my living room floor (20×20) fell out. Odd Fellows did emergency repair. I have no basement, they had to remove the old floor, dig a foundation that led to the sub pump and then rebuild the flooring with insulation. They also dug a drainage trench around the outside. I was extremely pleased. So much so, that last month I called them back to do a roof repair. Next spring they are remodeling my kitchen and entry way. They are friendly, timely and efficient. I highly recommend Odd Fellows Contracting.”
– Angela Shorthouse