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What Our Clients Have to Say About Us



Relationship: Client

Project Date:  January 2021

Brian Terranova Construction remodeled our Kitchen and modified our exterior to accommodate a walk-out Nanwall. This was a very complex remodel in that it had many structural elements and we used a lot of new technology high-end materials to accomplish our design. One of the things that set Brian apart from the other quotes we received was his fair and transparent pricing. We knew exactly what to expect in terms of price. Once the project started, the demolition went more quickly than I expected. The dumpster arrived and before I knew it, it was full. Brian and his team have excellent craftsmanship and their woodworking is reminiscent of artistry you don't see in modern-day new construction. He only uses the best quality materials and never cuts corners. Our Kitchen turned out better than I could have imagined. His work has become woven into the heritage of our home. Brian is a really nice guy and a true master craftsman (unbelievably, so is everyone on his team). We are so thankful to have found Brian. I will never look for another General Contractor. My only hesitation in writing this positive review is too many people may hire him and he won't have as much time for my future projects.

Riley H.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: April 2021

We recently remodeled some unfinished space in our Shorewood bungalow. We were looking to turn the unfinished space into a master bedroom and bathroom. Brian was really the only contractor that we talked to that was even willing to consider doing the work within our budget. He was very flexible and helped us to get the project under budget. We also needed help with the overall design as this was an unfinished space. He put us in touch with an affordable designed and then we ultimately ended up brining in an engineer as well because we needed to reinforce our floor joists. Brian was very good at communicating throughout the project and we knew exactly what to expect in terms of when payments were due throughout the project timeline.

The best part of working with Brian and his team is the quality of the work. While our project may have taken a little longer than we expected, it was definitely worth it. Our bedroom and bathroom turned out better than we expected, and we absolutely love being in this room. Hopefully some pictures go up of our remodel as it's hard to describe how nice this remodel turned out. I can't say enough good things about the work Brian and his team did in our house.

Rosa K.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: October 2020

We have worked with Brian Terranova and his team multiple times since moving to the Milwaukee area eight years ago.  He has done several projects in both our previous house and our current one.  He is reliable, honest, communicative, and exceptionally skilled.  We've hired him for huge jobs (gut renovations of three full bathrooms and adding a four season room), average jobs (renovating a basement and remodeling a bedroom) and smaller jobs (re-tiling a shower stall and converting a hall closet).

I've been most impressed by his thoughtful suggestions on projects and his fidelity to his craft.  Every subcontractor has commented on and praised  Brian's exceptionally high standards.

We appreciate how quickly he has gotten back to us about things, his transparent estimates, his positive attitude, and his team's rigor in cleaning up afterwards.  He only allows responsible, friendly people on his team, and we've gotten to know them well over the years.  

We have recommended Brian to several of our friends and colleagues, who have become his repeat customers as well.  

Karen N.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: March 2020

"I have worked with Brian and his crew on 3 projects over the past 4 to 5 years. They replaced the front and patio doors, windows, and now a bathroom project (tile floor, new shower stall and walls, raised vanity). Each time Brian, Jacob, and crew have been nothing but extremely professional, courteous, approachable, and thorough. They use high quality products and are meticulous.

When I would have a question or suggestion, I did not get a quick response but instead Brian would think it through and then answer my question(s) in laymen terms.

I am very impressed that each evening before the team would leave, they would clean up the workspace. And once the project was complete, they would thoroughly clean up after themselves.

I would recommend Brian Terranova Construction to anyone that wants their project done by a detailed oriented professional and crew and done the right way."  10+ rating Kären N./Racine, WI

Reid E.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: December 2018

“Cabinet refacing project. Brian and his crew take pride in their work and source materials from quality suppliers. My project came in less than my projected budget. The new cabinet doors and drawer faces and new drawers give the kitchen a brand new look.”

Andrew F.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: October 2018

“Brian did extensive work on our newly-purchased home in the summer and fall of 2018, including a master bathroom full remodel, a large window replacement job (over 20 windows), some minor work in our living room and bedroom (removing built-ins and replacing drywall), and installation of a mantle in our living room.

Brian and his crew are perfectionists when it comes to woodwork and craftsmanship, as all work was done to a high and uncompromising standard. Despite the ambitious nature of our projects, all were completed within the estimated budget. Communication is another strength- emails phone calls, and text messages were replied to promptly. We would highly recommend Brian Terranova, and will continue to use him for our future home upgrades.”

Elizabeth C.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: October 2018

“Reliable--Punctual--Excellent Clean Up--All around GREAT job!! I would definitely recommend Brian Terranova Construction for all home remodeling needs and would contact him in the future for additional work.”

Barbara O.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: June 2018

“Brian does great work. He was very knowledgeable about replacing two very old doors and matching the hardware. He was very professional, which I really appreciated because I live out of state and so was not able to supervise the work. He was timely, the work high quality, and I would highly recommend him.”

Paul H.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: June 2018

“My wife and I hired Terranova Construction to do extensive carpentry work on our 115+ year old house, including replacing cedar shingles and repairing and replacing detailed trim and other wooden features. Brian and his crew did an excellent job--they showed up when they said they'd be there, stayed on the job until it was finished, cleaned up every day after that day's work and did not exceed the estimates. 

The crew was conscientious, courteous and skilled. Brian also documented the job well at our request for historic tax credit purposes. We highly recommend Terranova Construction for any level of job, especially one requiring skilled carpenters.”

Rick C.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: July 2018

“Great work! Perfect job, excellent price. BT was easy to communicate with, on time, and completed a clean job on a reasonable timeline.”

Denise K.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: April 2018

“Brian’s work has always been exactly what I was looking for and his quality workmanship never fails. From the first interview for my kitchen remodel he bid on many years ago, up to and including the clothespoles he designed/installed, he’s always been professional and personable. In a word ‘outstanding’!”

Dan M.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: April 2018

“I recently added on a large garage to an old house, not easy. I knew what I wanted, but not what I needed. Brian handled everything from blueprints and permits to concrete and construction. I get regular compliments about the quality of his work. Knowledgeable and professional, honest and hard working. No matter what the project is, Brian can do it. Thanks Brian!”

John D.

Relationship: Client

“Mr. Terranova and his coworkers have done 5 projects in our older home, a bathroom remodeling, total exterior window replacement, laying linoleum flooring, constructing an oak stairway from lower to ground level, and re-pitching exterior gutters. He was sensitive to our budget, and was more than fine with me doing some of my own wall refinishing and painting to save money.

He even provided me tools and material to help. We highly recommend them for quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, courtesy and respect for their customers. They are efficient with time, conscientious in their work and after-project cleanup., We hope to line up our next home project with Brian and his crew coming to our home again soon.”

Rosa K.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: April 2017

“We have used Brian Terranova Construction for numerous house projects (both big and small) and have been consistently impressed by Brian's professionalism, honesty, and communication. He has extremely high standards both for himself and his subcontractors, and the quality of his work is unmatched.

He is transparent about the cost of projects, and he is honest about the timelines. We've worked with other contractors in the past, and we've never found anyone as qualified or trustworthy as Brian and his team.”

Leah P.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: May 2017

“We hired Brian Terranova for a major kitchen remodel including hardwood floor throughout 1st floor. Brian is an excellent communicator and was always responsive to our questions. He made wise recommendations that helped us to make good decisions for our project. All of his subcontractors (electrician, plumber, hardwood floor) were honest, professional and skilled.

We felt safe with the professionals in our home and the job site was left clean and safe for our family each evening. Brian finished the job on time, on budget and went above and beyond to accommodate our family living in a construction zone. We will hire Brian again for our construction needs because he is honest, trustworthy, a skilled carpenter and the end result of our kitchen remodel turned out better than expected.”

Jane P.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: December 2016

“Brian helped us with a remodel project in our home and we were so pleased. He is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to design/construction but in addition to that Brian is honest, reliable and has a great work ethic.”


Just a little note to thank you once again for helping us out with our home repairs. This was very much appreciated. A job well done!!

Eli & Marge Torkilsen

PS My window looks like new! Hope to see you later on in the new year.”


I just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for the outstanding work you did on the house! There are few things more daunting to any consumer than hiring a contractor to work in their home to make changes and/or updates. It can all seem like nothing more than a necessary evil. When I was faced with that challenge at my home, that's exactly how I felt.

I contacted several contractors--and that's how I came across your name online. I felt the list of items I needed to complete at the house was pretty robust--and I had a somewhat limited budget. The first thing I completely appreciated about working with you was that you quoted the job so I was able to pick and choose what I could afford to move forward with in each area. From other quotes I had received, I guessed there may be some things I would have to leave off the list of things we'd get done. But you priced everything so reasonably, I don't think we left any project un-done at that home.

You also enlisted the assistance of other professional tradesmen when necessary--I didn't have to call anyone else--you covered it. You always provided thoughtful feedback on options that existed to complete the work, you were meticulous about clean up, consistent with your communication back to me on all aspects, and the final results were nothing short of amazing.

Any number of friends and relatives had been to the house before the work, and then got to see it again after you were through and the reaction was always so fun, because I heard words like, "Wow!!" and "Incredible!" And of course--"Who did this for you, I need some work done!" Those comments all go right back to you. It has been a pleasure to pass your name and talent onto so many friends and relatives.

In fact, I'm looking forward to working with you again on my current home!

Very Sincerely,”

Pat Hensiak

Robert M.

Relationship: Client

Project Date: July 2015

“Brian was very patient with us in explaining various choices and costs for our bathroom remodel. We have a very old home (100 years +) and had some justifiable anxiety about knocking out walls, etc.

The project came in on budget and we love the bathroom. Most importantly, Brian and his staff were very pleasant, transparent and easy to work with.”

“Dear Brian,

Thanks for doing more terrific work on the house. It's nice to have the awning back up and the sealed-up foundation is a great feeling. Much safer until spring. Your work is always top-notch!! Awesome!!



“Brian Terranova re-constructed two exterior dormers on our home in 2013. We were very pleased with his work. He was reliable, prompt and very hard working. The quality of his carpentry is exceptional, and we look forward to having him finish more projects in our home. We have recommended Brian Terranova to several homeowners, and they have been very impressed with his work. We will continue to highly recommend him.

Feel free to contact us for further information.”

Chris & Leslie Latterell

“Brian Terranova has performed major construction projects for us over the years. His latest work was constructing our new garage. We live in a National Registered Historic District, so the garage had to be done just right. These projects involved various permits, hands on construction and supervision of staff.

We like Brian because of his professionalism, punctuality and workmanship. He's someone you can rely on when needing the right person to do the job correctly.”

Fred and Pat Obernberger

“In fall 2013, Brian Terranova Construction built our custom children's cabinets & our natural playground for our new Montessori school. We really appreciated his professional and thoughtful manner. We found him to be very honest and a creative problem solver. He never made a change without consulting us. He built a gorgeous cedar fence, shed, playhouse, awnings, arbors, play stage, children's closets, and fence doors. He obviously cared about his work and we have been completely happy with it. Our only frustration is that he is booked up with other clients, so he is no longer available to work every one of our projects. We'd hire him again in a heartbeat! He does great, quality work and obviously takes pride in his profession.”

Kate Gralton

Business Manager for MorningStar Montessori

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