Testimonials from Previous Clients

When your business requires word-of-mouth advertising it becomes necessary to ensure that each and every one of your customers are 100% satisfied with the work you provide. Plattypus is a home renovation company that understands the importance of providing second-to-none remodeling services to our clients. We know we do a good job by how many referrals we receive on a regular basis. Additionally, we know by just how much positive feedback customers send our way.

Take a look below to get an idea of what some of our former customers are saying about our company and the work we have provided. Once you get an idea of the quality of work we provide, you are going to feel confidant scheduling an appointment with us.

In June, after moving to Boston, I purchased a two-level garden unit in a south end brownstone. The place was in pretty bad shape. No, check that, in God-awful shape, as the previous owner was an elderly chain smoker and a cat owner who had the place for nearly 20 years. I was anxious about the smells, the costs and whether I could even get this place livable for me and my family. To add to my anxieties, I knew of no contractors.

Thankfully I managed to find Kevin at Plattypus LLC, by walking around the south end and looking at other jobs they were working on. I was fortunate I did. Kevin and team came in and quickly assessed the work that needed to be done, which included all new wooden floors upstairs, stripping and skimming all the walls and painting the entire place, ripping out and installing a new Carrera marble master bathroom, updating a ton of electrical and plumbing items, and replacing central air conditioning and heating systems.

Due to my budget restraints work on the kitchen was not undertaken at this phase of renovation. To my great relief, all the work Kevin and his team performed on my place was done to a very high standard. Of particular note is his team of painters. They had a really tough job given the state of the walls and these guys did a fabulous job. The walls and ceilings look fantastic! Also, his tile guys did a great job. The master bath came out beautiful.

In the end, I wound up spending about 10% of the cost of my place on all the renovation work, which honestly is extremely good value for money and has been fully reflected in the newly appraised value of our home. Also of note, we had a couple of small issues since the renovation and Kevin took care of them immediately. I guess the best recommendation I can give Plattypus LLC is to say that when it comes time to redo our kitchen or our new place, Kevin will be the first guy I call. I highly recommend him.

- Tim C., Boston, MA, Yelp

Kevin and Dietrich were great to work with. In addition to being completely reliable and available, even during the incredible snow and cold we had the winter of our project, they were helpful with all details. They had great suggestions for laying out our renovation and addition. The team they use is also great. Kevin is still available to us 2 years later for questions. We are really happy with our home. We would highly recommend them.
- Vicki G., Boston, MA, Yelp

Kevin, his crew and Subs did a great job in a total renovation of our master bath. Job was completed on time on budget, a team that was a pleasure to work with.

- Donald W., Boston, MA, Yelp

Sought out a local contractor to construct a temporary support structure for a failing garage header that had a large stone facade. Appeared to be very meticulous in his work along with consulting our engineer when the header had gotten worse than when first assessed. We had a few setbacks with the town but Kevin put in extra time to resolve and update us with the issues. None of the large stones that were removed or existing stones broke during the removal process. Easy to work with and extremely prompt in addressing emails. The job was completed in just over a day in cold weather and appears to be of good quality. We would consider Plattypus again in the future for structural or construction work.

- Andrew M., Westwood, MA, Yelp

I have been working with Kevin and his team for the past year, as they have done some major renovations for my place. They are great guys, hardworking, responsive, and most importantly, they do EXCELLENT work! I highly recommend them, and have already referred friends, family and co-workers to them.

- Ellen R., Boston, MA, Yelp

We have worked with Kevin and his team over the years and found their attention to detail and willingness to correct any problems refreshing and very professional. They have done large renovations as well as small and we give them high regards.

- Suzanne M., Chestnut Hill, MA, Yelp

Kevin and the team at Plattypus are fantastic! They have renovated our townhouse from top to bottom in several stages. Each time the work has been great and they have come in on time and on budget.

Additionally, Kevin is very responsive when we have needed small items repaired. He or someone on his team has been available to help out quickly.

We were referred to him by friends of ours and have subsequently passed on his name to other friends who have been equally pleased with the work Kevin does.

- Jessica F., Boston, MA, Yelp

I have to give Kevin and his crew 5 stars. They are an honest, hard working, responsive team. They take good care of the home in which they're working. Kevin gave me a fair quote on a kitchen renovation in Charlestown. The finished product is first class, every detail attended to. It has turned a very ordinary 1-bedroom unit into a high-end and very marketable rental property. I have agents clamoring to represent it. Thank you guys!
- E R., Charlestown, MA, Yelp

So, as I was sitting on a friend's fabulous new deck, I asked "Who did this?" I contacted Kevin, and had his team perform multiple tasks on my home. New bay window roof, new entryway roof, new copper gutters, add a window, replace existing windows, knock back a wall and paint an entire floor plus ceiling. Kevin always answered or returned my calls, emails promptly. Explained the quote, fair price. Very knowledgeable, easy to deal with. You can have a conversation with Kevin and he'll actually listen. You'll work together, not be talked down to or misled on the scope of work. His guys are on time, work a full day, and actually clean up! Dust was a huge concern of mine, and the team made sure to mitigate the dust infiltration to the rest of the house. I have another project coming up, and I'll be calling Plattypus LLC.

- B K., Boston, MA, Yelp

We have used Kevin and his team for two bathrooms and our kitchen. Before we were ready to do any work, Kevin came to our condo to advise us on the possible renovations - before we even purchased the unit.

His quotes were detailed and clear, he provided recommendations on where to select tiles and cabinetry, he was helpful with money-saving ideas, he was willing to chase down my crazy ideas to see if they were feasible. His crew is amazing - respectful, on-time and clean.

Kevin was also completely invaluable when we had to work with our insurance company to file claims - he was critical in helping us justify certain parts/expenses of the renovation.

I have more projects in the queue - and we will use Kevin and his crew again.

- Annette G., Boston, MA, Yelp

Kevin and his crew have done extensive work on our house, from basic door replacements to a very large renovation project including gutting the top floor and adding in dormers, expanded the bedroom and bathroom, replaced windows throughout the house and remodeled two remaining bathrooms. Everything came out beautiful, the modernization of a 130 year old house worked out great in spite of some significant barriers from the older construction and we are thoroughly pleased with the outcomes. Plattypus was always available, quick to respond and kept us informed when delays and other unavoidable complications of large scale renovations inevitably crop up.

- Gerald P., Brookline, MA, Yelp

We had Kevin and his subcontractors remodel our South End kitchen during the summer of 2012, and couldn't be happier with the results. Kevin was the consummate professional -- with him and his staff always showing up on time and cleaning up after themselves. The original estimate that Kevin proposed was completely accurate, too, with Kevin coming in slightly under budget with no surprises whatsoever. Even better, his proposed timeline was right on target, too, with the project being finished to the day on the exact schedule he had proposed. I truly recommend Kevin and his staff without reservation.

- Scott H., Boston, MA, Yelp

My wife and I did a gut renovation of a colonial. Kevin, Dietrich, and the rest of the crew did a great job. I've heard so many horror stories about contractors. Never once over the course of a 9 month job did I show up at the jobsite and wonder where the contractor was. There was always someone there working. They gave an accurate estimate and did a good job sticking to the schedule. I've since recommended them twice and both of these people are also very happy with the results.

- John H., Newton Lower Falls, MA, Yelp

Contact us if you would like to share your experience with our home renovation company. We look forward to creating even more satisfied clients throughout the communities of Beacon Hill, Boston South End, Back Bay, South Boston, Chestnut Hill, Brookline, Charlestown, and Newton, Massachusetts, as well as the surrounding areas.