Customer Testimonials for Howland Construction

“The craftsmanship is outstanding. They stand by all of their work. We wouldn’t choose anyone else to take care of our construction needs.”

Joe & Pattie Silipigno
Owners, Boathouse Bed & Breakfast

Dean Howland is the creative force leading his team of highly skilled craftsmen.  Dean’s architectural ability, creativity, sense of balance and high quality standards  make all of us who have engaged Howland Construction very gratified and proud that we made the right choice.  Above all, the Howland Construction organization is trustworthy.  We have known Dean for over 20 years.    He took our ‘little house in the woods’  and turned it into something worthy of being on his home page!  Thank you, Dean.           

Judy and Andy Hadjandreas

“I highly recommend Howland Construction if you are looking for a beautifully built quality home.”

Nick Lamando

Howland Construction  designed and built a 6,500 square foot lakefront house for us. The 12 month project was a fantastic experience and the end result was beyond expectations. The entire team of workers were friendly and accommodating from the beginning to the end of the project. They are obviously proud of what they build and truly stand behind their quality work. I would highly recommend them and welcome any calls or e-mails with any further questions about the experience.

Bob Wood

“I was so impressed with the remodeling work that Howland Construction had done on my home, I knew right away that if I were to ever build I would have no one else but Dean to do the work.”

Norma Gulusha

-Most precise team who builds with a lot of heart.”

Gene & Rosie

Having Dean Howland build our home was one of the best decisions we ever made!  We found Dean to be extremely creative in design, responsive to our needs and dedicated to high quality craftsmanship.  Working with the Howland team was an efficient and productive process – we couldn’t recommend a builder more highly!

Betty Spinelli and Joe Stanek

Our “Howland” Experience

When we began considering major renovations to our existing lake front home, we asked local Queensbury area excavating contractors and other residents for recommendations. The name that consistently came up was “Dean Howland”. Since we had an existing footprint we were required to stay within, we wanted to make the most of our available interior space. Dean was willing to work closely with us to provide both the floor plan that we wanted and also maximize our usable space. He designed a classic Adirondack style exterior as well, which really makes our home look like it belongs on the Lake. We receive compliments consistently from passers by. Another Howland trademark is the quality of their work. Not only is the exterior appearance and workmanship extraordinary, the interior fit and finish stands out, as well. Dean and his son Jake are sticklers regarding the details and they insist that trim, paint, stonework and other finishes be done to the highest standards. Once the job is complete, the Howlands are always available for any follow up that might be necessary. In summary, that old saying about “getting what you pay for” is true. We are very satisfied with our home and we wouldn’t change a thing, thanks to the personal attention given by Dean, Jake and their crew.

Steve and Debby Seaboyer

Dean Howland designed and built our home. His knowledge, personality, and attention to detail made it a great experience for us. Construction began in September 1998; we moved in May 1999 on time and on budget. Best of all we still love the house and are friends with Dean to this day.

Todd and Patty Mahony
Cleverdale, NY

We contacted Dean Howland at Howland Construction during the year of 1999 to rebuild our home on Lake George. We asked Dean to work with us to redesign and update our home. We had heard that he was one of the best designers in the area. We planned on taking a quote for the building part of the project from Howland Construction and a few other local builders after we had the design in our hands.  After we saw how detailed and caring Dean was with his design work we decided his Company  would be the right one to actually do the job. Dean helped us make each  decision choice along the way by offering us his personal advice. He also gave us the contact information for any other services we needed- Like home theater or landscape design. Dean stood our side each step of the way, and made sure the whole project was done to his very high standards. He really is a perfectionist and cares about the homes that he builds . Our home turned out beautiful,  functional and very well built. Dean was meticulous in his work, even redoing parts of the job when he wasn’t satisfied with the results. Dean really listened to our needs, and his  design and workmanship were exceptional.  Today, 12 years later , and our home looks every bit as good as when it was first built. Howland Construction stood behind every bit of their work and when we needed any routine maintenance such as restaining, painting, etc. we always call Howland Construction, and they get it done. If we ever decide to build another home, Howland Construction will be our builder.

Steve and Cathie Schonwetter

In October of 1993 Howland Construction design and built our home on Lake George
Their work was excellent ,we have never had any problems with our home .
But the one thing that was  great was that at the time I was traveling abroad very often
and I found that communicating with Dean Howland was very easy and he always made every effort to keep us informed.
In general excellent builder and a company you can rely on.

Tony and Norma Bustamante

Dean Howland, of Howland Construction Company, has been our go-to contractor since 1979. When we returned to Queensbury from the Boston area in the late 1970s, Dean helped us design and build our new home. He provided skilled craftsmanship to implement a blend of our wants and his experience. In 2006, we again asked Dean to be our contractor for some major renovations to our circa 1869 cottage on Lake George. Dean came up with some wonderfully creative ideas for the best use of limited space, and he did a great job of keeping the “flavor” of the original architecture.

Wendy & Scott Severance

Twelve years ago we were referred to Howland Construction as one of the premier builders in the Lake George area.    We hired  his firm to complete major renovations of our home and our level of satisfaction far exceeded our expectation.  The craftsmanship and integrity of his work is evident in every job completed.   We have recently utilized his services and many years later his work ethnic has never faltered and the extraordinary care to detail continues.   Once you have experienced this quality of workmanship you will remain a loyal customer for life.

Carol Gramolini

Integrity, design expertise, craftsmanship, and attention to detail are hallmarks of Howland Construction. They are simply the best!

Susan and Peter Amato

When we decided to build our home in Bolton Landing we chose Howland Construction. It was absolutely the correct choice. They are professional, trustworthy and conscientious. Their workmanship is excellent, their response to issues is immediate. We would recommend Howland Construction to anyone seeking a quality, beautiful home.

Fran & Gary McConnell

We’ve been in our current home on Lake George for thirteen years.  Over that time, Howland Construction has done several projects for us, large and small, and the quality of the work has always been outstanding.  In addition, it gives us great comfort to know that you can always count on Dean to come to your rescue if something happens to your home that needs immediate attention.  Others that we know who also use Dean will agree that if you want something done right by an organization with integrity, call Howland Construction.

Don and Bonnie Montana, Lake George