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After 30 years the wood siding on our house badly needed to be replaced, so we decided in early 2016 to start the search for a company who could help us replace the old siding with new vinyl siding. One of the first people we contacted was Dave Carman of Benchmark Siding. We have noticed his work over the years as he has re-sided many of the homes in our town of Hillsborough, and we were always impressed with the quality of the work. We met with Dave and he proceeded to educate us on what types of vinyl siding products were on the market and how they were applied. Making sure we did our due diligence we also met and received estimates from three other siding companies along with performing our own research online (e.g. Angie’s List). At the end of the process, we selected Benchmark, it was an easy choice. Dave was extremely professional providing us with a list of references along with a copy of his insurance, and NJ State License. We really felt comfortable with Dave and liked the fact that he lived nearby and was an integral part of the community. He gave us the addresses of his previous siding jobs to help us decide on which style and color of siding to choose. This was very helpful.
As we got into greater detail on the project, it was apparent that Dave has a lot of experience and is extremely knowledgeable on home construction. He gave us so many great ideas on how we could improve the curb appeal of our house. We ended up having Dave install the vinyl siding along with a beautiful new front door and helped us identify and install trim around the front door and the garage doors. Once completed, our house looked like it was brand new, we were over joyed with the final product, it was stunning and beyond our wildest expectations.
I would highly recommend Dave Carman and Benchmark Siding. His price for the siding replacement and door replacement was very fair. He was very patient working with us on all the little details involved in the project, for example trying to decide what type of finish for hardware for the front door. His crew did an excellent job of performing the installation and his foreman Mark was a pleasure to work with. They were professional and meticulous to every detail. We have had so many of our neighbors stop by after the job was completed to comment on how great our house looks.
-Bruce & Dorothy Lowenhaupt
Harlingen Reformed Church
35 Dutchtown Road
Belle Mead, New Jersey
We are writing this letter to you to thank you and your company for the wonderful outcome of the exterior renovation of our church. From the very first contact that we had with you during the estimating phase of this project, I have been impressed by your professionalism. We explained to you that this project had been almost ten years in the making to finally approve the exterior renovation work. We so much appreciate your patience as we developed a strategy using a mix of modern siding materials, but at the same time agreeing to restore certain existing architectural cornice pieces to blend a perfect mix of the old and new.
Once the process started we were also pleased by your management of the work phase of the project. Your professional and courteous crews were very skilled craftsmen. They accomplished the completion of a large and difficult installation with efficiency, safety, and all the time keeping the worksite neat and clean. Your flexibility was appreciated as we worked hard to allow our Sunday Worship services to continue without any interference due to renovation work.
I have been a contractor myself for over 30 years. I have worked with hundreds of other contractors. I would recommend your company and services without reservation for any project large or small.
Again, a job well done on this project, and don't hesitate to use our Church and myself personally for references regarding future work projects.
Exterior Property Committee Chairman
TO WHOMSOEVER IT MAY CONCERN
We had our siding changed from aluminum to Hardy Planks during Spring of 2006. We selected David from Benchmark Windows and Siding to complete the project.
David was very responsive from the beginning of the project apart from providing us with the best price. He was in touch with us at every stage of the project and made sure progress at every stage of the project met our expectations. The project was completed on time and met all our expectations.
I would be happy to recommend David to anyone who is looking to have a responsible contractor to start and complete a window/door or siding project.
Mark J. Stevens
Dave Carman Benchmark Siding
I want to take a moment to thank you and your team for the outstanding roof and siding work you did on our home. When we met you and selected you to do our work we knew we chose the best and we were right! The home looks brand new and its value has greatly increased. Our neighbors are always commenting on the work. It makes us proud.
More importantly, when we were looking for a contractor, we were concerned with quality of workmanship, cost overruns, timeliness and clean-up. You earned an A+ in each category.
Dave, once again thanks for the outstanding work. Feel free to use me as a reference at any time.
Very truly yours,
Belle Mead, NJ
Getting what you paid for is always a pleasurable experience. Regardless of how many zeros that are on your check, you just want your experience to be pleasant with great results. That is exactly what we got from you and your crew and we could not be happier with the finished product. You made our home new again. To anyone considering Benchmark as you contractor here are a few things I would like to share from my experience that you cannot determine from an initial presentation:
To say Dave was easy to work with would be an injustice. Once the contract was signed there was simply nothing else to deal with. That's what I call a pleasurable experience!
Thanks for the great job.
Last fall, we had our home stripped and resided by Benchmark Siding. We were extremely impressed by the amount of time Dave Carman spent with us, working out the finest details of our siding, trim, molding, vents, shutters, gutters, etc. He took great care to seek our input on every decision, showing us examples of the variety of available colors and styles. We were equally satisfied with the crew of workers who stripped and discarded our old shingles and installed the new vinyl siding. They were meticulous in their measurements and worked quickly, yet professionally. During the entire process, Dave frequented the work site and was just a phone call away when we needed his advice. We would recommend Benchmark Siding to any homeowner looking to restore their home’s good looks.
It's overdue, but we wanted to write a letter thanking you and your crew for a great job on our siding, doors and windows.
From the beginning and estimate to the end and final cleanup, you and your crew were the best. You all dealt with inevitable glitches, and the job really did go well. Jim and I felt comfortable leaving the house in your crew's care every day.
You are one of those people who can work well with both parts of the customer couple. Your estimate was clear and patiently explained everything. Your guidance and assistance was invaluable. You answered all our questions, even the ones that I was embarassed to ask, and never made me feel foolish. You cleaned up the growing debris pile at the midpoint of the job, right before Thanksgiving, without us even asking. Though we weren't having company, we appreciated the thoughtfulness.
Since we had the job done, I've looked at siding more critically. I notice buckling and rippling on the jobs of other companies, but not here in our neighborhood on your two homes. We had high winds las week and we're just fine.
We're happy to recommend you and your company, and invite prospective clients to call us at 908/281-6424.
We wholeheartedly recommend Dave Carman and Benchmark Siding. As many of you know, new siding and a roof is a major investment. Before meeting David, I solicited three separate bids and was hesitant to select someone for the job. The hesitancy was due to a lack of comfort / trust with the people with whom I met. Afterwards, I called David because I saw one of his advertisements in the local mailings. When I first sat down with him, I found him to be very knowledgeable and experienced. During our initial meeting, I was very comfortable with his apparant integrity. Over a two week period before agreeing to select him for the work, I asked him several questions - all to which he responded thoroughly and promptly every time. Once his crew was on site, they were polite, hardworking, and expedient.
The project completed on time and on budget. After the project was complete, there were a few things that needed to be addressed and David responded to all of them without delay. David is growing his business the right way - by providing prompt, courteous service and excellent quality. The house looks great and we're glad we hired David and his team for this project. You will be well served by Benchmark Siding.
From Peter and Amy:
Dave and his crew are the best! I would definitely do business with him again, they're all accomplished craftsmen, courteous, neat and punctual. Dave was flexible in scheduling our job, and visited with us several times to explain the process, the materials, his approach and pricing. Dave made several design suggestions which we appreciated and used on our house, all of which look great. Dave's rates are very competitive and the materials he uses are highly rated in the industry (check them out on the web). His crew worked tirelessly, they arrived on time and often worked longer hours than expected.
Dave runs a first class operation. He clearly communicated each step of the process, and took his time to ensure we understood everything. I've worked with a lot of vendors, and Benchmark Siding is one of the best experiences I've encountered.