What People Are Saying
We had a good experience with Oak Hill. Our project was a small, two-story addition, but then a redesign of the space in a significant portion of the house. We also modernized the HVAC system. When we began to interview contractors, we had a good first impression of Nick and Thomas. They listened to our needs and provided a design that met those needs and adhered to our budget. The design process worked well, with us reviewing different iterations of the plan until we agreed on the best use of the space for our family.
We started the project during the pandemic, which made us quite nervous with two small children at home all of the time. Oak Hill went out of their way to ensure that we had a safe environment for our family, with the construction zone separate from our living zone. This most certainly added to the complexity and cost for Oak Hill but they did not increase the cost of the project.
When issues arose (e.g., a light switch ended up being located in an inconvenient spot, our dumpster had to be removed due to neighborhood street paving), Oak Hill made adjustments as needed. No changes that would result in extra costs were made unless we agreed. Any time we had a major issue – such as the AC no longer functioning in the middle of summer – Nick and Thomas always worked to resolve the problem quickly.
Given the scope of the project there were quite a few subcontractors involved for things like HVAC, plumbing, etc. We did feel like some of the subcontractors didn’t always provide the most timely or consistently high quality services. For instance, the HVAC subcontractor took forever to prepare their bid and order materials, which slowed down the project significantly. The tile installer had to come back a number of times because the work was never quite finished. While we are pleased with the results in our new bathrooms and elsewhere in the house, the process to get there was at times a struggle.
I think our additional complaint, aside from the subs, is that the ebb and flow of the project was very hard to understand. Our requests for a planned schedule of work (even high level) didn’t always receive a timely reply. We were sometimes frustrated that certain components of the project seemed to require multiple follow ups in order to reach a resolution.
"Just used Oak Hill Building to finish my basement. They did a great job and we couldn't be happier. We made a lot of changes throughout the process and they have been very understanding and helpful. I'd absolutely recommend using them and have already done so to some friends."
"Working with Oak Hill exceeded our expectations from start (with a friendly, low-pressure sales process) to finish (when they returned after the final payment). I would wholeheartedly recommend Oak Hill to anyone and will look forward to using them again myself in the future."
"Nick and his team at Oakhill are perfectionists. My wife is extremely pleased with the results and we have received a lot of great compliments on the design and workmanship. We would highly recommend Nick and Oakhill to anyone wanting a great team to work for them. You will not be disappointed."
"We contacted Oak Hill and they helped us with the whole process. Their design was better than anticipated and they were great to work with throughout the process. They were done ahead of schedule and stayed on budget!"
"Sunroom and master bath renovation. Very helpful with explaining the process and materials selections, since we had never done anything like this before. Local folks and everything turned out well, would use again."
"Recently had our basement finished by Oak Hill Building and Remodeling and they were not only great to work with, but did an outstanding job. The quality of their work is excellent and they were easy to communicate with throughout the project. Would highly recommend them."
Oak Hill rebuilt our front portico - this was a needed fix as the current one (over 25 years old) was collapsing! They worked closely with us on the design to be sure it was what we wanted, and we have been very pleased with the workmanship and results. So pleased that we asked them to do a second job to restore and repaint our gazebo and deck. Nick and Thomas Vitale are very responsive, and work hard to be sure their customers are satisfied.
Merideth Hannon Studio
"Great work, great crew! Attentive, responsive, and easy to work with. The basement is great and so cozy. Love it!"
"Nick Vitale and his team did a super job. His delivery was on time and estimate was great. Expert opinions and recommendations were provided from fixture, tile and paint vendors. I would recommend to anyone who wants a professional, on time, within budget contractor."
I am writing this review based on my extremely professional and thoughtful interactions with Oak Hill while bidding out a renovation project on our house. Thomas and Nick were thorough and responsive, making sure to answer any questions we had, provide an accurate quote, and provide professional and thoughtful advice on value engineering. Not to mention they both have great personalities - much needed for what can be a stressful situation! I truly appreciate their time with us, and would absolutely recommend including them in your search for an excellent contractor.
"Oak Hill redesigned and doubled the closet in our master bedroom. We couldn't be happier! Our closet is beautiful. My wife loves it! They met all of our expectations. This is our best experience with a contractor. And we highly recommend Oak Hill Building & Remodeling!"
"We hired Oak Hill Building to do 2 bathrooms. They did a great job, completing one entirely before moving on to the second. They made sure that we were fully satisfied with the work and we were able to make adjustments during the renovation thanks to their flexibility."
"Oak Hill helped me take a vision for my new master bathroom and made it come alive. They were very easy to work with and I loved all their vendors they recommended. It is my little piece of Italy that helps me remember a very special trip and the shower is amazing."
"Oak Hill Building and Remodeling recently finished our kitchen. Working with Nick and his team was a fantastic experience throughout the process. Out kitchen is now something to brag about and show off. So excited."
We used Oak Hill to complete our unfinished basement and we could not be happier with their professionalism, quality work, and communication. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Thomas and Nick - and their team was equally proficient. Oak Hill went above and beyond to make sure that the project was moving along in a timely manner, while also ensuring that we were happy with the results. Further, Oak Hill was sure to keep us updated with any concerns/progress/changes that were necessary as the project went on. The team always came to the house on time and made sure to clean up when they left. We are highly pleased with their work and would absolutely hire them in the future.
Emily St. Jacques
"I envisioned transforming our ranch style house to a modern farmhouse and that is exactly what they delivered. They worked tirelessly on the design with us and walked us through each decision we had to make. Professional, detailed, and knowledgable, I highly recommend working with them."
"Oak Hill Building and Remodeling helped us to totally update an old bathroom into the one we envisioned. My husband and I particularly liked the attitude of this contractor of 'how can we make you, the customer happy.'"
We are thrilled with the work that Nick and Thomas with Oak Hill did for our basement/bathroom remodeling project. They were great to work with, professional and responsive. There were several unforeseen major issues with our project that was completely out of their control and they were patient with us and worked with us through the whole thing. We have a beautiful and functional space now thanks to them.
"Tom and Nick worked with us to design what we wanted and their design expertise was evident throughout the process. They went above and beyond to provide a quality product. We are extremely happy with the work and our newly renovated space - the results were better than we imagined!"
"Excellent quality work that resulted in an outstanding finished product -- a beautifully remodeled bathroom. There is no substitute for experienced craftsmen, including several that have worked for Nick for many years."
"From start to finish, working with Oak Hill was not only easy but enjoyable. Nick was able to envision and create our dream bar just after one design session. Not only did he deliver but his staff did as well. And we couldn’t be happier with the results."
We had Oak Hill Building build a master bedroom addition over our garage. Right from first meeting, these guys understood what we needed and came up with a great design and plan. The crews doing the work - from demo to plumbers to electricians - were all top-notch professionals and really friendly and conscientious. The work was done on schedule and on budget. Nick and Thomas helped us find finishes that came out beautifully. We are so pleased with our new addition. It looks amazing and adds so much more space and value to our home. We love the work they did, and they are thoughtful and professional and we have recommended them to neighbors and friends.
"This was our first large renovation project and it went better than expected! Nick was great to work with all throughout the process from planning to the final walkthrough and his team of contractors and trades people were all friendly, respectful, and easy to work with."
"The project was completed on time and the quality was perfect. The work staff was very talented and polite. I totally recommend Oak Hill Building and Remodeling!"
We had Oak Hill remodel a master bath for us...and they ended up saving us when our kitchen project went awry. We would use Oak Hill again for other projects. The biggest factors for us were excellent contractor communication, including on the start date and work schedule (which they met every time), and regular on-site project management.
For the bathroom, we had them demolish a 45+ year old master bath and reconfigure the floorplan to fully enclose all elements of the bathroom and reorient a walk-in closet. Everything came out as expected, and I love the new space. Their options for material vendors were fantastic, and the subcontractors they used (actual licensed electricians and plumbers...way better than other contractors we've experienced in the past) did great work on their parts. We plan to have them back for an additional bathroom remodel in the near future.
For the kitchen, we had a separate contractor doing a water damage restoration, but they messed up the reconstruction aspect. Oak Hill looked at the issue, and fit us into their schedule to get the kitchen right for us. They really saved the day on this. And just like in the bathroom, the communication was outstanding and what really set them apart from other contractors we've used in the past.
We have recommended Oak Hill to friends and neighbors and would not hesitate to use them again.
"Working with Nick is a breeze. He is extremely reliable, knowledgeable, efficient and communicates clearly and effectively. He is responsive and kept me well informed throughout the process. It was just a stress-free, easy project. I would recommend him and his team over and over."
Tom and Nick at Oak Hill completely remodeled our downstairs including kitchen, bathroom, sun room and entry. They did a great job designing the future of our house and bringing in the right team to execute on the plan. Very trustworthy and very professional. Completely satisfied and very happy with the results! Highly recommend.
Oak Hill Building and Remodeling did a great job with remodeling our fireplace facade. They understood exactly what we wanted to do and were easy to work with. Highly recommend!
"Nick and Tom lead a wonderful crew that works diligently to make each customer happy. I highly recommend their work!"
"We are very pleased with the job Oak Hill did to renovate our bathroom and kitchen. All were very professional, courteous and patient, and their workmanship is of the highest quality. We give Oak Hill Building and Remodeling our highest recommendation!"