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To: Greg Cole, Monique Cole
From: Eric Lipnack
Sent: May 22, 2013
Subject: What we know, we didn't know and what we didn't even know what we didn't know


As you know we are building away in Ft Lauderdale. All consuming would be the understatement of the year. This has literally sucked up every bit of free time we have had. It has become our entire life, TG only about 10 weeks to go.

Almost everyday has been a decision point or a request for a selection, as Elaine and I tried to figure out things that were truly beyond our scope. We finally hired an interior designer, and things began moving in a more positive direction.

It didn't, take me long to figure out what the two of you did for us almost 10 years ago. I thanked you then, but now I do it again, and with a much greater appreciation for fantastic job you did.

The house will be spectacular, and the guys are quality builders, that I knew going in, but never the amount of work it would be for us. Thank you both from the bottom of my heart.

- Eric

A friend in London, England asked me for advice regarding her new country house construction project. I promptly sent her copies of the type of planning schedules, progress reports and meeting notes from our project with Cole-Built. Her architect and prospective contractor were floored by the total transparency.

We have only positive feelings concerning Cole-Built and our project with them.

Cole-Built's reputation with suppliers positively impacted our project. Greg gets first consideration because he treats his suppliers with respect and facilitates their payment schedules. This is rare in the industry.

Susan Crocker & John Hunkin
Toronto, Ontario

I was more than pleased with the job that Cole Built did on my renovation. I have received nothing but compliments about the work and the results. In fact I was more than happy to recommend Cole Built to my friends and happily they engaged Cole Built as well.

Mike Kennedy
Chester, Nova Scotia

We are extremely pleased with the renovation completed by Cole Built Homes. With our project, there was always a partnership approach between the contractor and the client and a great flow of ideas to come up with the best materials and outcomes to suit our seaside home. The quality of the work is absolutely first-class and was completed on time in a professional and caring manner.

Greg and his team paid great attention to details and took pride in doing it right. Monique was always able to find the websites and suppliers for lights, bathroom fixtures and other items that matched our vision. We have absolute confidence in Cole-Built and would not hesitate in recommending them, or working with them again ourselves. Great people to work with and high quality workmanship!

Kevin & Karen Lynch
Ottawa, Ontario

Whoever said renovations take twice as long and cost twice as much as the estimate hasn't had the pleasure of working with Greg and his team at Cole-Built. Greg listened to what we needed and used his expertise to deliver on-time and on-budget.

We wholeheartedly endorse Greg and Cole-Built and wouldn't work with anyone else!

Jim & Nathalie Megann
Waverly, Nova Scotia

Having worked in the design industry for over 15 year's, I have had the opportunity to work with numerous Contractors, Builders and Construction firms. My industry experience specializing in high-end residential projects has provided my company and me with a detailed qualification process for selection of contractors and subcontractor of which Cole Built Inc. has either met or exceeded.

Cole Built Inc.'s performance to date continues to live up to and surpass the high standards we set for our contractors and the projects they complete and is now a basis or model standard by which we judge other contractors.

Philip Mitchell
Philip Mitchell Design Inc.
Toronto, Ontario

Working with Greg and his team at Cole-Built was a delight, and more than a pleasant surprise. We were particularly impressed with how clean they kept our house, cleaning up the job-site every evening. Our complete kitchen renovation ended up being surprisingly painless, despite our expectations. Greg and his team also took great care to ensure that we were only minimally inconvenienced - in fact, we had all appliances, running water and a sink for the entire duration of the renovation.

Finally, Cole-Built's attention to detail and demands for quality were hugely appreciated. We are thrilled with our new kitchen, and plan to enlist Greg's assistance with our next renovation project.

Adam & Theresa Huber
Head of St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia

I purchased a home in Chester in 2003, where I knew no one so was literally starting from scratch. I was fortunate to be introduced to Greg Cole by pure happenstance. After spending over 20 years of my life in the construction business, I came to know the industry fairly well, the good and the bad. From my first meeting with Greg, I knew this was the man I wanted to remodel my home. At the time I didn't know about his wife Monique, truly the icing on the cake. These two people, both with skill and understanding made this construction project (1000 miles from my home in Philadelphia) a pleasure and joy. They are insightful, thoughtful, creative, and most importantly they have real character. Nothing was ever too much, no question was ever too simple or too complicated. Cole Built gives you quality construction with an artistic touch. I recommend Cole Built, without reservation.

Eric M. Lipnack
West Conshohocken, Philadelphia

Our initial reaction to the question, What do you think people should know about Cole Built?" is simply this, It's an overall pleasant experience!

More specificly, however, we think Cole-Built are forthright professionals, who demonstrate strong project management skills as well as concern for the client's understanding of the project requirements from planning through to completion.

Joan & Kevin Doyle
Bedford, Nova Scotia

To our thinking, 'trust' is the true foundation upon which great projects are realized. As a client, I want to know that I can have implicit trust in my builder... trust that they will deliver what they promised, when they promised at the price they promised.

Greg and Monique and the Cole Built team built us a wonderful cottage by the sea and in the process earned our complete and absolute trust.

They delivered on all fronts... as promised.

Terry & Victoria Bell
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Greg Cole of Cole Built has a wealth of experience at helping you find out what you wanted in the first place. He is honest, has integrity and doesn't cut corners. He takes charge of sub trades and makes sure they do it right as well as doing added touch things that set them apart like better materials such as trim. He takes time to talk strategies etc. and I will use him again in the future for any of my renovations.

Allan T Grantham
Bedford, Nova Scotia


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