I would and have recommended LKC Construction to family and friends without hesitation…this review is long overdue.
Many years ago I asked my friends for a recommendation for roof replacement so I made the call to LKC Construction. Craig Charpiat came to my home and I was immediately impressed with the time he took explaining what needed to be done. He was very patient with me, even provided addresses of previous replacements so I could actually see the color of the roof. The crew working at my home was outstanding, when they were done you would never know they were there…meticulous on their clean up. Years later, storm damage to the side of my house. I called Craig and he immediately sent a crew over within hours to prevent further damage. Craig was there when I met with the claims adjuster which was greatly appreciated. Again, great crew and clean-up.
My parents were told they needed a new roof. I called Craig for a second opinion…no new roof needed. He took photos of the roof and explained his findings. I never question any advice given by Craig, I value and trust his knowledge, integrity and honesty.
Recently, my mother-in-law experienced storm damage. Craig has become so involved in this project I feel like he is part of the family. He takes the time to explain things in detail, always answers each question in a manner you can understand. I know he is busy but he always makes you feel like you are his only customer. This homeowner’s claim was a bit complicated and Craig’s expertise was invaluable as well as his willingness to put in the extra time needed to speak with representatives of the insurance company. Again, I have yet to meet one member of Craig’s crew who was not outstanding…friendly, hard workers.
I don’t post reviews routinely unless I feel strongly that someone goes above and beyond. I have often relied upon Craig to provide recommendations for other contractors in the area because I know he has high standards. He is involved in every project, you can tell he takes pride in his work and reputation. Thanks again Craig and crew, always good to know you are there when needed. A+++++
~S.O. Feb 2023
Excellent. The crew showed up on time, and they completed the roofing & insulation job in one day. The gutter job took only a few hours. The architectural shingles look great and should withstand any storm (some of the old lightweight three-tab shingles blew off in heavy winds). The insulation job was done at the same time as the roofing job which meant the insulation was installed through a temporary hole in the roof, so they didn’t even have to enter the house. We noticed the 2nd floor was cooler the first night and expect this will reduce our cooling and heating bills. The new seamless 6-inch gutters handle heavy rain unlike the older 4-inch gutters. They are also less prone to clogs by leaves, and the sturdy interior mounting brackets look clean and won’t pull out like the old gutter spikes. The initial meeting with LKC was easy: we told them about the roof an other problems, they discussed options, made recommendations, and gave us time to think it over. There was no nonsense about “offer good tonight only” like some of the other contractors. Once we made our selections, LKC presented a very reasonable price and schedule. LKC also provided an extensive information packet about the shingles warranty. LKC has an excellent reputation in the neighborhood. They stayed in touch with us throughout the job and were always available when we called to ask questions. My only regret is that I didn’t have this work done a few years earlier.
The original builder-installed roof on my home had been damaged by multiple storms and high winds. LKC was able to provide me and my wife with a very detailed written estimate that laid out exactly what materials would be used and the exact prices for each item including the cost of any additional plywood if any of my existing plywood were found to be also damaged. LKC uses only the highest quality GAF architectural roofing shingles with a 50 year warranty and a much higher wind rating that what my home’s builder originally used. These heavy-duty shingles won’t come off even in a hurricane. John, LKC’s project manager, came to my house and helped us to pick a color scheme that worked very nicely with the color of our siding. LKC delivered the new roofing materials exactly when they promised. The LKC delivery truck placed the materials directly onto my roof with a crane so nothing blocked my driveway. One day later LKC had a full installation crew show up early in the morning and they did the entire roof replacement within that same day. Instead of placing a dumpster in my driveway, LKC had a stake truck parked directly underneath where the crew was working to catch all of the old roofing materials and take them away. Installing a roof is a dirty job, and I expected to find some loose materials left over in my driveway, deck or lawn. I was very pleasantly surprised to find not a single nail, screw or piece of roof tile anywhere on my property afterwards. I swept every inch on my driveway and found absolutely no debris. It was like magic, the new roof looked wonderful and there was nothing I needed to clean up. We have some pretty heavy winds and storms in this area and the new roof is holding up wonderfully. Craig and his crew sealed up the flashing around my chimney and all of the various vents that protrude through my roof. I went up into the crawlspace under the new roof with a flashlight and it’s dry as a bone in there. Craig, the owner of LKC, personally delivered the certificate of completion to me and helped me to better understand the procedures of my insurance company so I could be fully reimbursed for the new roof. After the job was complete, John e-mailed me a set of close-up photos that he took on the roof showing the details of all the flashing they installed and the seals around the chimney and each vent. LKC did a great job at an excellent price with top quality materials. I highly recommend that you consider LKC Construction for any of your future roofing repairs or home improvement projects.
LKC remodeled our backyard patio two-years ago. We were happy with their work so when we decided to re-model our townhouse kitchen, we asked them for a proposal. LKC’s proposal suggested that they would be good project managers, had creative ideas for designing a kitchen, and would be reasonably priced. After we decided to work with LKC, Craig and the foreman for the project, Milton, came back for a second consultation and walked us through some design options and materials. They helped us think about a few different design options and why they would (or wouldn’t) work for us. Next, Craig worked with us to create a timeline for the project that was realistic and fit our work schedules and met the date for we wanted the project to be completed by.
Once the work started, the project stayed right on schedule. Milton and his crew always came on scheduled days and Milton was available to give updates and answer any questions. LKC also did a good job containing the construction mess to the kitchen and dining room areas and immediately removing as much debris as possible. Craig stopped by often to oversee the project. He also was available via phone or email (or preferred method since we both work) to answer any questions on a daily basis. Once the construction was complete, Craig stopped by to chat with us about the final product and verify that everything was done to our satisfaction.
We are very happy with the end result of the kitchen remodel. We doubled our storage space, have beautiful cabinets and granite countertops, and added a granite-top desk, large pantry cabinet, and glass-door cabinet to an area that was completely unused before the remodel. LKC also installed hardwood floors for the entire level. Our kitchen went from being the least used to most used room in the house. Thanks, Craig, Milton, and the crew!
Dana and Eric Dunleavy
Recently we had our siding and shutters replaced by LKC Construction. During the initial consultation, we decided we would also like to add a portico. Craig was extremely helpful with his input for the portico since we were not sure exactly what we wanted. He gave us some addresses of other residences where his company had constructed porticos and we were able to look at them to help us with our decisions. Our neighbors love what we have done with the house, especially the addition of the portico and the use of vinyl cedar shake siding to accentuate the upper part of the house. The entire project was painless for us. LKC Construction did the project quickly, efficiently and the workmanship is excellent. The crew was polite and cleaned up the mess daily. Craig called us often to let us know what construction would be taking place and when. He came by to check the progress and when the project was completed, he walked with us to inspect the work. I would recommend LKC Construction to anyone with home improvements in mind.
Helen and Ted Shields
LKC Construction Corp. just finished a variety of home improvements for us, including construction of a new custom screened porch, roof replacement, replacement windows and enlarging of two other picture windows. All came out beautifully! Craig Charpiat(owner) and the rest of the LKC Construction crew seem to really care about each job and attend to the many details involved with these projects. Craig spent many hours helping us plan our projects and answer the questions we had. During the construction process, Craig was present at the site each day and is involved with all on site decisions. Another aspect we were impressed with were the specialized crews for the roofing, windows, trim work etc. Each crew knew and performed their specialty well, with Craig coordinating the timing and crews. Overall, we are very pleased with each job and would recommend LKC Construction Corp. for similar jobs. Thanks Craig and company, we plan to spend many years enjoying our new screened porch.
Dale and Kay
December 11, 2009
Dear Craig Charpiat of LKC Construction,
I am writing this letter of reference as a personal thank you for yet another job well done for our recent kitchen renovation project. My husband and I could not be more pleased with the incredibly beautiful kitchen we are happy to call our own. This is the third time our home has gone under construction using LKC and each time our expectations have been surpassed. Your attention to detail and ability to truly listen to our concerns all throughout the length of the project showed us how much you cared about our expectations and overall happiness. We will definitely be using LKC in the future when we are ready to undertake another project! Our home has definitely been enhanced under your team’s craftsmanship and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. We are looking forward to showing off our new kitchen to all of our family and friends.
We just wanted to thank LKC construction and Craig for the excellent deck and screened in porch the just finished. We initially met with several contractors and felt most comfortable with Craig. He was very helpful all the way throughout the design process until completion. The deck and porch look amazing. We continue to receive tons of great comments about how great the deck and porch look. His crew was also always very timely and polite. As with any construction project, some problems always arise and Craig did an excellent job of trouble shooting and preventing new ones. We could not be happier with our deck and are glad we chose Craig for the job. I have no hesitation recommending him to anyone who needs work done on their house.
Sunil and Neelam Patel
Craig and the crew were very polite and professional from start to finish. I found them to be extremely dependable. They showed up on time and got the job done, even though the job coincided with a nasty, snowy weather week. Care was taken to protect the other areas of my house with drop cloths, plastic sheeting, etc., and they did a good job of cleaning up after themselves. Communication was good, the project was completed timely, and my new bathroom looks great! I have already decided to use LKC for my second bathroom remodel.
Valerie M. Severna Park, MD
LKC Construction built a new screened-in porch for the back of my house. I, initially, met with the owner (Craig) to discuss ideas about the porch. Craig gave several suggestions that I hadnt thought of and that were essential. He is able to visualize a project and bring that visualization into reality, as the finished project looked exactly like the drawing he provided. He is also very willing to work with the homeowner as far as changes are concerned. The price of the project was reasonable and the workmanship was excellent. The crews were pleasant and respectful, and the project was cleaned thoroughly.
A friend recommended LKC to me, and in turn, I have recommended them to friends. My neighbors are envious of the porch because it is the best looking one in the community. I can hardly wait until spring, so that I can enjoy my new porch. I intend to use them for any other project I may have in the future. If you want a project completed with no hassle and a beautiful end result, I recommend LKC Construction Corp.
To Craig and LKC Construction,
We just wanted to drop you a line and extend a sincere thanks for a job well done. Re-designing a set of spiral stairs leading up to our children’s playroom was challenging to say the least. Add in that the fact of limited space and unknowns that come with a 35 year old house and it made it even that much more difficult. With all that said, things could not have gone smoother. From start to finish your crew worked diligently and informed us of concerns every step of the way. We appreciate the fact that you were readily available to answer questions and review the progress. Your crew was very polite and respectful and cleaned up the site every day. The new stairs look great!
Thanks again for a smooth process, great work and a fabulous new set of stairs. Now we can feel safe with the kids running up and down the stairs.
Jeffrey & Jennifer
LKC Construction just completed several improvements to the home we bought about 6 months ago as our eventual retirement home. We started the work with another contractor we had used before and wished we had met up with Craig before they started because it took them several weeks and several workarounds to finish what should have been a 2-week job. Craig replaced our roof, completely remodeled our front portico, kitchen and two baths, and painted the main level of the house, for thousands less than the other contractor had quoted, and all within the span of about 2 months. His crews were polite and punctual. Craig stayed very involved throughout the whole process, which I believe is the key to the success of the work and customer satisfaction.
Kathy and Bill Creighton
Our home is our most valuable possession.
When it was time to make changes to the exterior (replacing old shingles, roof repair, painting, etc) we started asking around about contractors. What we heard were horror stories; the contractor didn’t show up, they did sloppy work, it took too long, the job was never completed properly, they never cleaned up, they were expensive. The stories just went on and on.
We began shopping around and started to understand the horror stories.
We would contact a contractor and some would take days to return our call. Some calls were never returned. We would make an appointment and they would be late or never show up.
One day we saw and add for LKC Construction and decided to call.
We made an appointment and Craig Charpiat, the owner, came out to meet with us.
Craig surveyed the premises, offered some initial ideas and said he would bring color charts and samples over the next day. The next morning I had the color charts and samples.
Within two days we had the estimate. I almost fainted when I saw the cost; not because it was high but because it was so unbelievably reasonable.
The following week LKC started working on our house.
LKC’s workers were very polite and neat.
The work was completed in less than two weeks.
They took all the old shingles away and other debris. There was not a scrap left on my property.
Since the work was completed we’ve had people come to a dead stop in front of our house and ask for information so they could contact LKC. We have had nothing but compliments on our home.
We would definitely recommend LKC Construction to anyone who is interested in having remodeling or repairs done to their home whether exterior or interior.
Craig Chapiat loves his work, you can see it in his face and you can hear it in his voice.
He’s trustworthy and a very professional contractor.
LKC Construction we thank you for a job well done!
Grace and Frank Lamana
Severna Park, Maryland
The LKC Construction team built a custom deck and patio for us. Craig was willing to educate us on the products and provide samples of the products discussed. He helped us to create a design that fit our needs and provided competitive pricing. Our project was finished ahead of schedule and Craig followed up upon completion to ensure our satisfaction. I would highly recommend LKC Construction. Thanks Craig, for a job well done.
The LKC Construction team installed new vinyl siding, custom-fit gutters, bamboo hardwood floors and stairs, and all new indoor trim work on our townhouse. From the consultation and estimate to the last nail going in the job was flawless. Something my wife and I have never experienced with a contractor is punctuality and attention to detail, but we received both of those and so much more.
The work started on time, was finished ahead of schedule, and surpassed our expectations; working with Craig and LKC Construction was easy and enjoyable. They truly took the stress out of having work done on our home by providing us the ability to trust them and their work.
Professional, great attention to detail, punctual, and finished work that makes you smile at the end of the day. Thanks again Craig!
Patrick & Carrie Malachowski
The improvements you made to our house not only made the exterior more attractive, but I believe it is going to be a lot more energy efficient and require little to no maintenance. Thanks again for the pleasant experience.
LKC Construction exceeded my expectations in building my deck and patio. Craig sat down with my wife and I and helped us design the deck and patio we always wanted. Craig kept us in the loop on delivery and completed the entire project within our budget and before our expected completion date. Craig even worked with us to design a customized gate on our deck. LKC was our lowest bidder and their craftsmanship was superb. Craig even followed up post construction to ensure customer satisfaction. I would highly recommend them to a neighbor and friend.
After investigating our options, we had LKC add both a deck and patio on to our home. Not only were we extremely impressed with the professionalism and guidance we received when deciding on our design and color scheme, but we were absolutely blown away by the exceptional quality of workmanship. Our project was completed much quicker than we expected and we have received many compliments from everyone who has witnessed the results. We would not hesitate to use LKC on future projects, as well as recommend them to others.
I just want to say that LKC Construction has been a breath of fresh air. I have not had the best of luck when dealing with contractors but the employees of LKC Construction were always on time, very professional and built a fantastic deck. From the very beginning, Craig took us step by step through the building process and together we came up with a deck that fit our home perfectly…and at a very reasonable price I might add. In fact, Craig did such a good job that I used LKC Construction to help me refurbish my basement after a previous contractor proved to have, lets just say, less then quality craftsmanship.