Gordon Dixon Construction is a top rate company. They built a custom 3000 sq. foot house for us. GDC's reputation is for quality and budgetary honesty. We found both to be true and the experience was extremely positive for us.
The construction process went smoothly and the workmanship is beautiful. The house turned out even nicer than our the high expectations we had going into the project.
The budget GDC put forward at the beginning was realistic. There were no cost overruns other than those initiated by us or material increase due to the tariff situation.
Throughout communication was open and the project manager was always reachable.
We highly recommend Gordon Dixon Construction.
Hilary Hoffman & Jesper Holtenman, Stowe, VT
I cannot say enough great things about GDC. The level of professionalism is outstanding. Our house was built with the care as if it was their own. This was not our first construction project, but the attention to detail has far exceeded any of our previous projects. I would definitely recommend and personally use GDC again.
Patty & Sean Bratches, New Canaan, CT
We can't find enough words to say how EXCELLENT and AMAZING working with Gordon Dixon Construction was!! When we first told our friends and family that we were building our house and we will be done by Thanksgiving, everyone said "that means maybe Christmas if you are lucky", "building is the worst nightmare you'll have", "you won't be talking with the builder by the end"........and so on. Despite all the criticism we got, building the house with Gordon Dixon went SO smoothly and was the most pleasant experience we've had. He not only finished on time, but under budget as well! Starting from Gordon, the office staff and everyone that worked for Gordon were professional in every aspect of the jobs they did. We just can't praise Gordon Dixon Construction enough!!
Shoko Hirao & Mike Ganz, Stowe, VT
I was presented with a substantial donation with the directive to build a fitness center. As the head of a small, private school, construction was not really in my skill set! After some discussion I chose Gordon Dixon to head this project - his reputation, consistently, was "always on budget, always on time." (they worked through a cold, snowy winter to keep on track) Although this was critical for me it was all of the other aspects that made this daunting responsibility a reality. Throughout the process Gordon and his crew were so great to work with in so many ways. Gordon, Robin and Meredith helped guide me in design which was pretty intimidating for me in the beginning. Gordon's crew was always attentive and always had time for me when I was on site. If I mentioned something in passing - I would return the next day and it was already done! We ended up with a beautiful facility that fits both our needs and our philosophy - clean and efficient with a touches of class. The hardest part of this project was the day the boys packed up and drove the trailers away!! I miss seeing them all!
Lori Furrer, Director, Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy, Stowe, VT
Gordon and his team came highly recommended, and I couldn't be happier with their work! They transformed a very tired 1854 farmhouse, to a beautiful living space with quality craftsmanship and excellent decision making, while staying on budget. This was my first renovation, and Gordon and his team remained superb guides throughout the entirety of the process. It was such a relief to know that the project would be completed with an eye towards detail and the ability to draw on a depth of knowledge and experience. Their subs were superb - I truly can't say enough about each and every one that played a hand in making this my home. The project management was outstanding - always a step ahead, and never a detail too small to tend to. Gordon and his team are true professionals that bring integrity, kindness, skill, passion, and vision to the table. I loved working with them (and I LOVE my new home). You will not go wrong with a decision to hire Gordon!
Lelia Evans, Stowe, VT
As newcomers to building a new home we couldn’t have been in better hands than those of Gordon Dixon Construction, in Stowe, Vermont. From the very beginning my husband and I were treated with the utmost professionalism along with the warmth and compassion that Gordon and Robin exude. We decided to go with a design/build firm because my husband and I had some very definite ideas as to what we were looking to achieve with regard to the look of our new home. The attention to detail was evident from the very beginning of the design phase to the completion of the project. The pricing of the project was fair, accurate and on budget; timing was spot on; documentation was meticulous; workmanship outstanding; patience was evident throughout as well. This goes for the office staff, construction crew as well as the sub-contractors. Each and every individual involved with the project were held to the same high standards that Gordon and Robin put forth. Our new home reflects the design and quality we were hoping to achieve. Without any reservation we recommend Gordon Dixon Construction to anyone considering a construction project.
Suzanne & Stan Danzig, Allendale, NJ
Your insight and experience during the building process, your advice and creative solutions to problems as they arose, and your hands on involvement made building a house in Vermont while we watched from Wisconsin impossibly easy. That was the unexpected wonder of it. What could have been a construction process full of stress and worry instead became a pleasure. We learned a lot and had to make a lot of choices. Money was a concern, but we felt you had our backs, that you were our partner in this and our advocate in every way. We felt so lucky that your staff had the outstanding building skills and unwavering dedication to quality so in evidence in our home. We could not have asked for a better crew than Tony, Tom, Carl and the 'gang' who worked their magic in our home. We feel we have been on a journey few are privileged to participate in and can never really express our gratitude for all you have done in making our home a reality.
Lori Woodruff & Steve Costello, Milwaukee, WI
I am so pleased with the office project you completed for me at 1248 Waterbury Road in Stowe. This was a large and complex project involving design, permitting and construction.
Throughout the project I felt that I was in good hands. Costs were estimated accurately, planning was comprehensive and I felt that all financial aspects of the project were handled with absolute integrity and honesty.
It was truly a pleasure in dealing with you and all your employees. You have made my new office a true “showstopper” and I want to thank you for all the hard work it took to finish this project on time and within the budget we set.
Dr. Robert C. Bauman, Stowe, VT
In September 2006 we decided to take an adventure and venture on our site project to remodel or build our new restaurant in Stowe. After getting the feel and pricing with some of the contractors in the area we decided on giving the project to GDC, a company with a great local reputation and great family vibe. On October 31, 2008 we demolished the old building and started our project to build an energy efficient structure that as part of the specifications had a production kitchen, office and storage area in the basement, a 75 seat restaurant in the main floor and three one bedroom apartments fully equipped in the second level. On November 15, 2009 we had the pleasure to open our doors to the public as Restaurant Santos Cocina Latina and our three one bedroom Lodge. That could not be possible without the help of Gordon and the A TEAM of Dixon Construction.
We had a great experience throughout the whole process, from keeping our budget together, learning about building an energy efficient structure, planning how everything was going to work together, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, the attention to details throughout the whole process and most important working happy and with pride on what they were doing. The whole team was very professional and hardworking even on a -10 degree snowy day.
Today we own one of the most beautiful and energy efficient buildings in Stowe thanks to the great workmanship and hands of the people involved with Gordon Dixon Construction. To this day we feel very grateful and honored with the Dixon Family of being one of the key ingredients in the making of our project a total success and a cool place to be.
Miguel Garcia & Maria Elena Jimenez, Puerto Rico
Thank you Gordon and Robin for the tremendous energy and enthusiasm you demonstrated when Marc and I took on this very large commercial building project. The building is everything we hoped it would be and more. Your team of builders, contractors and administrative staff are always a pleasure to work with and a joy to be around on the job site.
We respect your expertise in the field of green construction and appreciate how you educated us on the full range of cost-effective options we had for making our building efficient and environmentally friendly.
Heather & Marc Palmer, Stowe, VT
The quality and workmanship in our home far exceeded our expectations. It truly is a perfect example of Vermont craftsmanship. The built-ins and kitchen cabinets are exactly what were asked for and the finished product is more beautiful than we could have imagined. The finishes and materials that we were able to work with make our home as beautiful, yet rugged as we dreamed and needed it to be. From the beginning of the design process to the final walk through, Gordon Dixon Construction kept the ball rolling. The lines of communication were always open with well-documented lists and spreadsheets to help us organize our time and decision making. This was a very enjoyable project and the end result clearly demonstrates what a fantastic builder Gordon Dixon is.
Meredith & Peter Murphy, Duxbury, MA
Gordon spent considerable time with us throughout the planning stages and construction project, communicated with us in a clear and positive manner, and was helpful in answering our questions and in assisting us with decisions when necessary. Biweekly spreadsheets which detailed expected and actual construction costs were helpful and the time and materials contract was completed ahead of schedule and below the estimated cost. It became apparent that Gordon has very good relationships with his suppliers and subcontractors and his reputation in the business community is impeccable. Gordon's employees are experienced and highly skilled carpenters who were kind to our children and a pleasure to have around. A talented craftsman whose personal qualities include honesty, integrity and pride in workmanship, Gordon was able to incorporate our ideas, assist us in prioritizing our needs and guide us through a complex construction process with patience and confidence. The positive feelings that we have about our home are enhanced by the care and attention to quality that went in the construction. A million thanks for your warmth, honesty, ideas, advice and friendship…and for building our dream.
Jay & Gina Mireault, Waterbury Center, VT
Several years ago, we hired Gordon Dixon Construction to significantly renovate our home before we moved into it. We were thrilled with the results, and Gordon got everything done in the time frame he had given us. We got to move in as planned, and the house looked beautiful. We've gotten to know Gordon over the years since then, and you couldn't find a more honest man to work with. He and his crew have completed other projects we've had, including taking down and switching out all of our outdoor siding and window sashes, and they have consistently appraised the project accurately, been on time, and done a thorough job. We've always been impressed with how hardworking Gordon's crew is, and they are as honest as he is. We have had a great experience with this company, and they go out of their way to make home building and home renovating as easy as possible.
Leigh & John Pelletier, Stowe, VT
Gordon Dixon Construction built a custom 4800 square foot house for us. From the first meeting to the final punch list we could not have imaged a better experience. Gordon and Robin are organized, professional, punctual, accurate, honest, easy and fun to work with on this project. The craftsmanship is amazing. There was not one negative in the whole experience.
Carol Lauber & Charles Cooley, Morristown, VT
Gordon Dixon Construction designed and built our house on a beautiful lot in Stowe, The process was outstanding in every way - their knowledge of the process, materials, energy efficiency was excellent. Their estimates of cost and timing were very accurate (they actually came in slightly under budget), and their attention to detail and quality of construction was exceptional. Every project meets challenges along the way - Gordon's ability and creativity in solving problems (e.g. mud preventing moving in heavy equipment needed to drill a well before the ground froze), and to communicate clearly along the way was exceptional. The product was a unique home - beautifully situated, beautifully built and a wonderful place to live.
Antony & Livia Rosen, Baltimore, MD