“When we returned to Maine we knew we wanted to build our final home exactly the way we wanted. We had built four previous homes and each one had positive and negative components; we wanted to incorporate all the positive features while downsizing.
We met with builders in the area and selected Main Eco Homes because they were able to support us throughout the project with a dedicated project manager, a detailed project plan, staff to help us through the building design along with options and estimated costs, interior design selection, and access to companies for things outside the home project. They even helped us find an apartment and storage while the home was under construction. Their staff and the consultants they employ are excellent.
When we moved into our new home there were very few “punch list” items, and they were all minor. They were fixed in a couple days. We have never built a home with so few issues.
Since then, there have been no new issues and we love our home; it is exactly as we envisioned and the quality is outstanding. We recommend anyone considering building a new home in the area to strongly consider Main Eco Homes.”
Don & Anne Holte
“We wanted to take a moment to offer this unsolicited testimonial about the great work MEH did on our demo and rebuild project. We could not possibly be happier with the finished product, and we were continually amazed along the way by the great work of MEH’s leadership, employees, subcontractors and suppliers. Here are some of the many examples: MEH made initiating our project an entirely painless and efficient process, with minimal demands on our time and attention thanks to MEH’s thoughtful intake process. During the design phase for the building itself, and throughout its construction, MEH made many suggestions that significantly improved on our ideas and that resolved seemingly intractable problems we encountered in our thinking. Initially and throughout the term of the project, our work with MEH’s in-house designer (and the appropriate subs) to select finishes, fixtures, products and the like was truly a pleasure. The experience, creativity, contacts, hard work, stick-to-itiveness and patience brought to this task by the designer was truly world class.
During the permitting phase, MEH used its extensive knowledge of the applicable rules and regulations, and of the particular permitting processes of our town, to satisfy completely the town authorities while achieving 100% of our design objectives. (Achieving this goal often required significant on-one’s-feet thinking and creativity by MEH, and steady patience.) We have often heard stories about Yankee craftspersonship (and seen examples on “This Old House”!), but we were unable to anticipate the very, very fine, and extremely high, level of work that is expressed throughout our new home. The building achieves the desired MEH high-tech “eco” status, while showcasing in virtually every room gorgeous (and often unexpected) architectural touches. It is clear that “good enough” never was for the workers who contributed their skills to our project. Finally, the “close-up specialists” MEH sent to our home to ensure that every conceivable item deserving to be on a punch list was completely resolved were indeed in a class by themselves. We are now sitting back, with our relatives and friends, and enjoying everything about our wonderful new Main Eco Home, and we are so grateful that we happened upon your offices during a drive through Bridgton.”
Henry & Donna Rae Smith
“Maine Eco Homes recently built our dream cottage. It literally takes my breath away every time I enter it. Justin McIver and his team have wonderful design ideas and impeccable craftsmanship. From our initial meeting to the final walk through, I can personally attest that attention to detail is at the forefront of everything they do. Customer satisfaction is their number one goal and they deliver every time! I highly recommend them to build your dream home!”
“When we were ready to build our home, we wanted something energy efficient. We researched several builders and are so happy we chose MEH. The professional and courteous staff designed and redesigned to meet our needs and kept our selections on schedule. The entire project ran smoothly. We love our new home and are still happily married! Thank you Main Eco Homes!”
Dave and Cathy W.
“I have please very pleased with all aspects of the MEH experience. Justin was very personable during the preparations and available and helpful throughout. As he made clear at the beginning he wanted to be sure we were on the same page. The design process was also excellent with quick response to some changes I wanted to make and again clear expectations of the process. The site preparation and construction was the highlight. MEH always seemed to have to best contractor for every job from tree clearing to roofing and MEH was always a priority for them. The quality of the building is the main reason I went with MEH and I was not let down. It is 10 degrees and blowing 40 mph across the lake right now and I am glad to be in here. Follow-up has been quick and effective this first year also. I would recommend MEH and use them again for a similar project.”
Mark Van Winkle, Wohelo Camps
“Responsive, that is the word we choose to describe Main Eco Homes and the relationship that was established. Any house build will always have its share of complications, it is the response to these complexities that make a company 5 star or not. Any concern we had, over a six month period, was answered or rectified to our satisfaction. From the happy, dancing and singing framers in June to the delicate work by amazing craftsman in October, and all that was done in between…all contributed to a house built with love and passion. To this we are eternally grateful.”
“One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was using Justin McIver for my builder. He and his team at Main Eco Homes are committed to their customers satisfaction. Justin was a pleasure to work with. I was not able to be on site during construction but Justin kept me updated with photos and always returned my calls within an hour’s time. A few suggestions he made turned out to be the features I love the most about my cottage. I couldn’t be happier with the way my cottage turned out and the energy savings are appreciated monthly. If you are looking for an easy to work with, highly knowledgeable, professional builder with a competent team, I heartily recommend Main Eco Homes. Responsive, professional builder with a very capable, professional team, I would recommend Justin and Main Eco Homes.”
“Our experience with MEH was excellent. Justin and all his staff were professional, knowledgeable, and exceeded our expectations. Communication was very important to us and they were always available. The subcontractors were a pleasure to work with and very courteous. I would highly recommend anyone building in this area to to visit their website and see the quality and attention to detail that goes into their homes.”
“When we decided to add an addition to our little cabin, we were apprehensive as we’d never done anything like that before. But our first meeting with Justin McIver alleviated our fears. He was so enthusiastic about our project – it was all we needed to take the leap! Justin is earnest, trustworthy and really good at what he does. He had a good vision for the addition and suggested things that made so much sense – subsequently we did not have to hire an architect. He took great advantage of our view of Granger Pond – suggesting double doors to the porch – and the roof lines of the addition blend so well with the existing and in an interesting way – the gables are charming! Justin suggested making all wood walls and floor in the interior to keep the cabin feel and we are so glad we did – it is beautiful! Danielle in the office was always great to work with – such terrific attitudes! Justin really knows how to pick truly “good” people. It was such a pleasant experience that we miss them now that the project is done!”
Russ & Marcia Gregg
“Just this weekend my family and I spent the weekend at our gorgeous home on Moose Pond in Bridgton, Maine .. Justin and all the contractors who worked on our home for MEH gave us a little piece of heaven in a little place of heaven on earth..Thank you for making our dream come true.”
“Our build was done while we were in Arizona all winter…they kept us in the loop, and we were so thrilled when we got back to see our new home! Their timing was spot on, considering they had to deal with snow storms and muddy roads towards the end of the project. Our neighbors have come to us saying how impressed they were seeing the workers here every morning, rain or shine, working until dark. As a matter of fact, one neighbor has chosen MEH for their project! We were glad to be a real-life advertisement for MEH!”
“My wife and I want to thank you for making our dream of building a water-front home in Maine a reality! As we started this process, Main Eco Homes demonstrated a genuine interest in our project. Where other contractors would not respond to our phone messages, Justin promptly contacted us, arranging to meet and plan our vacation home. Justin took our unprofessional verbal descriptions of an extended patio, fireplace, recreation room, etc. and generated a drawing of what our home would look like, and then drafted detailed plans. The entire project was completed over the Winter, thus allowing us to move into our home in the Spring to enjoy canoeing on the lake, and the sounds of the loons at night. We would be amiss if we were not to offer special thanks to our MEH construction manager. The knowledge of construction, helpful manner, recommendations, and most certainly sense of humor were a delight. In fact, the entire MEH team and sub-contractors were professional and courteous; offering us their advice to ensure that we made informed decisions along the way to completion of our home. We are delighted with the outcome, our sincere gratitude!”
Tom and Lisa (aka “Queenie”)
“Justin, I wanted to take a moment to personally thank you for your work, and the work of your team, in building our beautiful new lakefront home. Ellen and I could not be happier. From our first meeting with you we knew that we had found the builder we were looking for. Given the scale of the project, we wanted a professional and skilled company. But equally important, we wanted a documented building process, from contract signing to building completion, that would ensure our expectations would be met. When you described your process, reviewed your contract documents with us and discussed how we would be supported by you and professional project managers every step of the way we were very impressed. No other builder we evaluated had anything close to your methodology and we made the wise decision to have Main Eco build our home. At every step of the construction process, you delivered on the process you described up front. Every single person on your team, including all of the subcontractors were professional, polite, friendly and masters of their trades. They were also very committed to building us the best home possible and took the time to answer any questions we had when we visited the site. Finally, we are so happy with our new home. It is stunning, the quality of the work is highly visible and everyone who has seen it has been awed. My sister actually broke into tears when she first visited the house saying it was one of the most beautiful homes she has ever seen. Justin, you exceeded our expectations every step of the way. It has been a pleasure working with you, and every single member of your team we met along the way.”
Kevin and Ellen Duffy
“Justin, Elaine and I would just like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for all the hard work you and your crew put into the construction of our garage and breezeway. The quality of the work is outstanding, and very professional. Having built, remodeled, and repaired a small number of houses myself; I can surely identify professional workmanship. We are both ecstatic about the way the breezeway turned out, and “look forward to another Maine winter” to take it for a test drive. Again, thank you to you and all your crew.”
Elaine and Rich Cooke
“We highly recommend Main Eco Homes, Justin McIver, and his team to anyone considering their next construction project. We selected Maine Eco Homes to renovate our lakeside vacation camp after checking builders on-line; we saw the recently completed projects; and watched the YouTube energy efficient home presentation with local school kids. Their dedication and enthusiasm is commendable. The finished house proved that we selected the right team for our project. Justin and his team provided the full soup-to-nuts service that we needed to rebuild our home from a distance. Since we were still living in New Jersey during the construction and we would not be at the site for most of the milestones, having a builder with a knowledgeable and trustworthy reputation was important. They helped us with the design plans and they got the plans revised and approved as needed for all the shore-front codes and regulations. They kept us on track with our detail selections as well as helped us with our color and detail design choices. They kept us informed and involved at each step of the entire building process through email, phone, and Skydrive photo updates throughout the construction process. At each site visit, the craftsman’s pride was evident with each member of his construction team. They worked throughout the winter’s cold and snow at the water’s edge. Our new lakefront home was available by springtime; ready for our summer fun. We would like to give a hearty thank-you for a job well done to MEH and team.”
“I have so many good things to say about this company. The owner, Justin McIver, truly cares and his crew does exceptional work from start to finish. I built a brand new home on rough land and he made the entire process go smoothly even when I made numerous changes during the building process. The professionalism, quality of craftsmanship, environmental concerns, and communication were outstanding. I would highly recommend this company.”
“My husband and I hired Main Eco Homes to renovate our lakeside vacation home. The residence sits very close to the lake and is therefore subject to some rigid regulations regarding any alterations. Despite this, the plan we came up with working with Justin and Main Eco Homes met our needs, is energy efficient and satisfied all of the code requirements around the project. The renovation was completed within 7 months while they worked throughout the Maine winter! The end result is a beautiful new year round home that astounds all who see it. Working with Justin McIver was a pleasure and the entire crew reflects the same attention to detail and customer focus demonstrated by Justin. We would recommend Main Eco homes to anyone who desires a painless renovation experience and fabulous results.”
“Main Eco Homes has been my sole provider in Maine for remodeling solutions. Justin and his team delivered as promised on budget with a degree of quality and professionalism that exceeded my every expectation.”
“Main Eco Homes knows all the right people to do the right work. His team is top notch and very professional. I gave him an open checkbook and he took care of the whole project and handled all the sub-contractors. Justin was right on budget and finished my project quicker than I expected. I highly recommend Main Eco Homes for any of your building needs.”
“Last fall my wife and I had a much needed garage built at our home in Bridgton, ME. After meeting with several contractors, we chose Main Eco Homes. We could not have been more pleased with the final product. The workmanship, price and timeline were all excellent. Most importantly, our relationship with Justin McIver was a very positive one. He kept us informed on progress at every step in the building process. We would recommend Main Eco Homes to anyone considering a building project.”
David and Therese Johnson
“My wife and I decided to have a home built on our property in Bridgton, Maine. After careful consideration of the many options for local contractors, we chose Justin McIver and Main Eco Homes. Quality of construction and environmental aspects were big concerns for us and we felt that Main Eco Homes offered exactly what we were looking for a well constructed home utilizing eco-friendly and energy efficient products whenever possible. Because our main home is in Florida, it was important for us to work with someone we could trust as we would not be on site during most of the construction. After meeting Justin and seeing his work, we knew that we had found just the right person and company to build our Maine home. Working with Main Eco Homes was an excellent experience. From foundation to finished product, Justin delivered on time and on budget. He kept us informed of his progress along the way and made us feel like we were there throughout the entire building process. And best of all, our completed home genuinely exceeded all our expectations. We highly recommend Main Eco Homes and Justin McIver to anyone considering building their dream home.”
Scott & Cathy
“Our family couldn’t be happier with our new vacation home! Main Eco Homes surpassed all of our expectations, from quality, design and attention to detail. Since this is our second home and given the harsh Maine winters, it was important that the home was energy efficient. After our first full year of owning the home, I still can t believe how low our energy bills have been. Main Eco Homes lives up to their name: high quality, energy conscious custom homes that are second to none!”
“After four years of looking for a house, the moment we walked in the front door….we knew that we had found our home! Our home was built with a beautiful designer kitchen and baths using quality materials through out while paying meticulous attention to detail. Additionally, Main Eco Homes managed to build a home that is both energy efficient and Eco-friendly without sacrificing any architectural design or integrity. More importantly, after having a previous experience with another builder, Justin McIver and his entire staff were a pleasure to work with at all times. Justin was professional, conscientious, honest and fair from beginning to end. His passion for his craft and commitment to building a quality home is apparent. We would highly recommend Justin McIver and Main Eco Homes!!”
Guy and Luise