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Client Testimonials 2019-03-20T14:13:48+00:00

Suburban Renewal renovated our lower level suite which included a bedroom, bath, kitchen and living room. Every surface and finish was involved. Jeremy Sherer was very detail oriented and that showed in all of the various trades and people he employed. Roger, foreman and lead carpenter, was wonderful to work with. He was respectful, thoughtful, creative and delivered a great end product. We could’t be happier with the results and would highly recommend them. We were so pleased we signed them up to build a sunroom addition – another happy ending! Thank you to all for such a warm, comfortable and beautiful space.

Ginger & Larry

Jeremy was very helpful in the planning process and very knowledgeable in the building process. When we first met him he said his strength was solving problems and we were able to witness that first hand during the complete renovation of our waterfront home. Jeremy, Kristen and everyone on his crew were a pleasure to deal with. We will be calling them again for our next project! We highly recommend them.

Lynda Russo

Suburban Renewal recently completed an extensive addition/renovation to our home and without hesitation, I give them five stars. From the beginning, through the final details at the very end, Jeremy, Kristen, Roger and the team were professional, respectful, transparent and punctual. The quality of work is outstanding and we are thrilled with the finished product. Our foreman, Roger, and his crew were so knowledgeable and easy to communicate with, never hesitating to ask a question or offer an opinion when needed. We lived onsite during the project and they treated our makeshift living space with care and were always mindful of us and our two small children. Any hiccups we had along the way were attended to immediately, on or off the clock. The entire nine month process was rather seamless and we absolutely plan on using Suburban Renewal for future projects.

Kerin Hamilton

As an architect in Colorado designing his personal residence, the selection of a contractor was paramount. In addition, living in the southwest but having a summer residence on the east coast was problematic. We were changing the house from a 600 sf summer residence to a 2200sf year-around residence. My relationship with Suburban Renewal, and Jeremy Sherer in particular, was wonderful. Jeremy was an active participant in the design – assisting with advice on materials for a seaside environment, suggesting modifications of details, selecting dependable subcontractors – and we are delighted with his efforts and the final results. His superintendent, Mike, was knowledgeable, excellent and responsive.

We were very fortunate to get Suburban Renewal to work on this relatively small project. We intend for this house to remain in the family for our grandchildren, so longevity of finishes, ease of maintenance, energy conservation and design compatibility for a seaside community were all important to us. Jeremy personally assisted in all of these areas. We could not be more pleased with his knowledge, communication, personality, honesty and enthusiasm. Periodically I was sent photos of construction in process reducing the need to fly out to the site on a periodic basis. We reviewed budget and discussed decisions by phone. It was a very effective process.

Budget was a concern as it is in almost all construction projects. While we spent more than originally estimated, much of it was due to client decisions on materials and design. There is no question that the value is there and that any increase in cost was well documented.

I would highly recommend Suburban Renewal/Jeremy Sherer to any client or architect/designer who is seeking a quality contractor who will assist you with integrity and who takes great pride in his company’s work.

Paul Trementozzi

We hired Suburban Renewal to renovate the entire 1st floor of our 1929 Eastside of Providence home. We took a traditional colonial home and modernized it by tearing down interior (some brick) walls! Even though we spent many months planning the project, we still made a lot of changes along a the way. Jeremy and crew were always willing to accommodate those changes and offer suggestions.

Our project consisted of a new kitchen, walnut wet bar, bathroom , mudroom, dining room, butlers pantry and den. We also added an outdoor deck for our grill, along with other outside mason work.

Our Foreman Roger was creative, patient, and always willing to draw out my thoughts, literally, he would draw on my walls! All of SR carpenters onsite were professional, experienced, and competent.

Also, when you hire a contractor, you are also hiring their subs, they are in your house daily. We were very pleased with the quality of sub contractors Suburban hires. They were all very professional, clean and respectful.

The quality of craftsmanship and attention to details resulted in a spectacular end result.
We are thrilled with our newly renovated home.

Donna Frank

Jeremy and his team are true professionals! They completed one of the most detailed oriented historical renovations in the city of Providence for Lila Delman Real Estate. The workmanship was top notch which shows every time you walk through the door of 369 South Main Street!

Benjamin Scungio

Jeremy did a partial tear down and an addition/renovation of our RI beach house. There were some challenges such as a small lot and Jeremy handled them well. We are very pleased with the results and feel that the construction is superb.
Jeremy is an excellent builder and he guarantees his work. A member of our family who is an architect designed the renovation/addition and Jeremy was able to provide the cottage feel that we were looking for. We found him to be amenable, highly knowledgeable about materials, and able to deal with issues such as trim and staircases with minimal input. Architectural amenities such as roof trusses, wood flooring, walls with accented siding, and raised bead board ceilings all turned out wonderfully! I highly recommend Jeremy’s work. He is one of a kind!

Ann O'Brien

I recently purchased a 115 year old house in need of major renovation. I interviewed many contractors and found Jeremy Sherer (owner of Suburban Renewal) to be the easiest to talk with and the most receptive to my ideas. His company has done many renovations on the east side of Providence and I had seen some of his work. I have an EXTREMELY critical eye about details and his results measured up with what I wanted in a contractor. Suburban Renewal moved my kitchen from one room to another. We had multiple surprises along the way, like unexpected ducts in the middle of walls and cabinets that came in at the wrong size (nothing to do with suburban renewal) and sagging floors that made the island potentially an inch or two shorter than the the other cabinetry. All of these problems were managed in a creative and artful way. The most unexpected surprise was that when the paint was sanded off the main staircase treads it turned out that the treads were actually poplar. Not a nice wood to match the rest of the house (which was oak with mahogany inlay). Although this was not part of our original agreement, Suburban renewal and their master carpenter Roger created an incredibly beautiful staircase that was much superior to the original, yet it looked like it was the original. There is nothing like a beautiful staircase to make a statement about your house. Roger from Suburban Renewal created a true piece of craftsmanship and art that I will be able to enjoy everyday.

Overall, I was able to stay very close to the estimate provided by Suburban Renewal. I am extremely pleased with the final product. I would DEFINITELY use them again. How many times have you been able to say that about a contractor??? Thank you to Jeremy and Roger and all the other people at Suburban renewal who helped return my house to its original glory.

Jane Linden
We just completed an extensive remodel of what was an Acorn house and is now a New England style beach home with Suburban Renewal. The work they did was amazing. They were very knowledgable from wood types to heating systems to finish trim and design. They gave us an incredible amount of support and guidance to be assured we were making all the best decisions. Whenever there was an interpretation needed to the plans their solution far exceeded our expectations and no short cuts were ever taken. The team was incredibly professional and a delight to work with during our custom build. We wouldn’t hesitate to use or recommend them to anyone.
Beth Dwyer

Suburban Renewal is a class act. We hired Jeremy to do a major renovation and addition to our recently purchased 1930s East Side home. We were very satisfied by the work completed by both Suburban and its subs and appreciated that the team worked hard, every step of the way, to make sure that our expectations were met. We had a high level of trust in the team to help us make good decisions as the project proceeded and when inevitable unexpected issues arose. We would feel confident in recommending Suburban to others.

Ken Shimberg

We hired Suburban Renewal for a complete kitchen remodel. They took the room down to studs and they removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room. Jeremy and his crew kept me informed every step of the way. They provided value added solutions to the problems that inevitably pop up when working on an older home. They were extremely professional and kept the disruption to the rest of our home minimal. When they ran into an issue with the existing heating/air conditioning system in our house, they investigated solutions and came up with something that was acceptable to everyone. They stayed within budget and the timeline I was given was accurate. They worked with knowledgeable vendors for appliances, cabinets and countertops. My husband and I were completely satisfied and would highly recommend Jeremy, Roger and the entire crew.

Mary Beth Corrente

We hired Jeremy Sherer based on the persuasive recommendation of our architect, and ended-up very happy that we did so. Our home renovation project included a long, detailed list of interior and exterior upgrades to a single-family house in a small, attractive neighborhood, entirely constructed by Suburban Renewal and Brewster Thornton Group in 2004. First off – before renovations, we liked the house enough to buy it – largely based on quality of construction. We’ve lived through other house renovations; relatively speaking Jeremy’s team did nothing short of an outstanding job for us and accomplished exactly what we wanted.

Mary Gregory

Suburban Renewal always handles themselves professionally. The jobsites are always clean, the workers are always respectful and the quality of work is outstanding. They are realistic about time and cost so you will not be surprised at the end of the project.

Mike Cabral
I have been working with Jeremy Sherer for over 20 years. His management and artisanship are the core of his company. His team provides a high quality product while maintaining schedule. He emphasizes that focus on any size project. Suburban Renewal is an excellent company.
Steven Weindel

Jeremy and his crew were attentive to detail, respectful of timelines, provided exceptional quality and communication. They were sensitive to budgets. Highly recommended

Geer Messinger

We hired Jeremy Sherer of suburban renewal to do over an old home in the historic district of Wickford RI should have been torn down, but could not because of the historic district regulations We have done over 15 projects in our lifetime 4 do-overs and the rest new construction. The only contractor I would work with again is suburban renewal. His employees are excellent at their job easy to work with and master finish carpenters. I have had contractors come in the house and remark about the quality of the work .when they left each day the job site was spotless. The job was done on budget, when we ran into problems he explained the problem and the cost to repair which was always. Jeremy is an excellent businessman , an accounting was done monthly and at the end of the job we weren’t handling a bill for additional items. Our checklist was next to nonexistent. We highly recommend Jeremy and his staff. Aldo and Michele Sammartino

Aldo & Michelle Sammartino

Having worked with Jeremy for over 15 years, I have no issues at all in referring him for any projects residential or commercial. His workmanship and attention to detail and knowledge of the construction business set him apart. You will be very happy during and after the completion of your job.

Paul Maddalena

Brewster Thornton Group Architects, and myself personally, have been working with Jeremy Sherer for over 20 years. We refer him again and again based on client satisfaction, good workmanship, and a very organized approach to construction. He does not hesitate to ask questions, and stays consistent with the project until it is complete. His company is professional, thorough, and courteous.

Brewster Thornton Group Architects