Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words


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Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words

The kitchen is beautifully done!! Lee is very knowledgeable with remodeling and refacing. They have excellent carpenters with a professional finished job. High quality materials. Cabinet doors and drawer fronts are top notch. I will refer Benchmark to others.

Emily R.

North Andover, MA

Thank you so much Lee and Team Benchmark. We are thrilled with our new cabinets and can’t believe how seamless, quick and affordable it was. We love this contemporary new look!

Cristin & Justin C.

Portland, ME

Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words
Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words

I just wanted to take the time to tell you how pleased my husband and I are with the service received . As you are aware, the install of our counter tops did not go without incident; however, what we greatly appreciated was that Ian kept us informed every step along the way. Having worked in sales my entire working career, I understand the job of having to deliver unfortunate news to customers from time to time. I too have always taken great pride in being forthright and honest, which is what we believe we received from Ian.

I wanted you to know how much this means to us and to know that it will not be the incident’s we encountered during our experience with Benchmark Home Improvements that we will repeat to friends and family, but rather, the way in which the matter was handled in a courteous, honest and forthright manner is what we walk away with and will share with others.

Christy & David L.

Lee was great to work with and was very helpful throughout the process of refacing and remodeling my kitchen. He stayed in close contact the whole time and was very responsive to emails and phone calls. The project was completed on schedule (actually early) and on budget and the quality of the work was excellent.

Alex D.

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I can’t go without commenting on how delightful Ian is to work with – he took time to answer many questions for me and was great to have around. Everyone who came to our house and introduced themselves as from Benchmark Home Improvements were very polite and professional. I know I have already told you how much I appreciated Ian “owning” the granite island and tabletop. He really took a lot of interest and pride in making sure it looked good.

In addition, Ian also did our bathroom and was phenomenal! He was very polite and professional, worked hard throughout the day but truly was great about letting me know if he would be back the next day or if we should expect the tiler or someone else. Also, I can’t go without commenting on how clean Lee and Ian left our house, garage, everywhere – every day that he left!! He cleaned up better than any contractor I have ever engaged in all my years!!  Thanks again.

Heather R.

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Shawana J, & Tom K.

Hampton Beach, NH

It was a little slow at the beginning, but the end result was beautiful. Our cabinets were put up in 1956-1959. They were man made built right to the wall, so there was a little bit of a challenge. They didn’t have machines back then do all those cabinets just did not have the “wood” that mine were made of, nor did they have the depth!

I knew refacing was our best option and they came out beautiful! Takes a little bit of time but VERY WELL worth it.

Christl S.

Hudson, NH

Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words
Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words
Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words
Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words

“We love our new Kitchen cabinets! We are very happy we chose Benchmark Home Improvements for our kitchen remodeling project. Lee and his son Ian were very knowledgeable and professional throughout the entire installation process. We appreciated their suggestions and expertise, and our cabinets look beautiful. We highly recommend them.”

Adele B. and Ernie S.

Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words
Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words
Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words
Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words

I just want to thank Benchmark Home Improvements for giving me such great service on the cabinet installation. It looks fantastic and I am very excited to have beautiful bathroom counter tops.

I have gotten numerous complements on them and my oldest daughter came home from college for Christmas Break and said why didn’t you do this when I lived here?

Judy L.

I had spoken to a few contractors that said there was no way I could get my kitchen done on the budget that I was working with. Benchmark Home Improvements came out and gave me a lot of ideas about how we could get it done. I recently purchased an older home that was in bad need of a new kitchen, it hardly had one to speak of to start.

I had new flooring, cabinetry, and countertops put in. As well new appliances. I was very impressed with the selection he came up with, initially I thought there wouldn’t be many options on my tight budget. The project started and finished on time and on budget, and it was done within a week!

Robert and Marsha R.

Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words
Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words

Lee and his installer were great to work with. My kitchen is beautiful – far exceeded my expectations. I plan to use them in the future for a bathroom remodel. Excellent job!!!

Diane D.

Manchester, NH

I wanted to thank you for keeping the place so clean and neat. Also, wanted to let you know the finished basement looks beautiful…doesn’t even feel like the same room. Can’t wait to see the floors complete! It is very appreciated.

Karen G.

Lee and Alan were great to work with. They did an excellent job and would highly recommend them.

Elaine W.

Atkinson, NH

I want to compliment both Lee and Ian. I was with them on two different days and I can’t tell you how pleased we were with their professional and polite conduct. By the end of the project, Barb and I both felt like they were family. They certainly represent you in a very positive way.

Carl H.

We will definitely use Benchmark Home Improvements again for any projects that come up. Our bathroom remodel job was fairly small, but you would never know it by the way they handled all aspects from start to finish.

Jeff R.

Ian was great! They didn’t even wake up the babies while they were working! They look fantastic! We absolutely love them.  Thanks so much!

Tom F.

David and I wanted to let you and your “TEAM” know we love our new finished basement. Working with your company has been a pleasure and we are saving up so we can have you come back and remodel our master bathroom shower. Benchmark Home Improvements made our first home remodel project seamless and we will be sending our friend your way! Thanks again!

David T.

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They did such a great job on our kitchen. We’re using them again for our Bathroom!

Ian J

Team Benchmark’s Comments: This was a very big job. Over 75 door and drawer fronts to replace and old dingy cabinets to restore and reface. We were able to finish this job in 4 days and the customer was very happy with our craftsmanship.

We have received several references from him since we completed his kitchen and we are very grateful for opportunity to have earned that trust.

It looks even more amazing than we thought it would and the cabinets are fantastic.  We are so impressed with how smoothly and quickly everything has been going. Ian has been great to work with. He keeps us updated on next steps and is very responsive. I cannot tell you how thrilled we are with everything.

I told our friends who asked you for a quote that they couldn’t make a decision until they came to see our cabinets and floors. Thanks for everything!

Gail N.

We would like to thank Benchmark Home Improvements and your team for a beautiful job in transforming our home in time for the holidays.

Don W.

We appreciate the courtesy and professionalism of Ian and the installation crew. My wife and I wanted to add a “WOW” factor to the interior of our home. And upon completion of the new flooring in our kitchen and dining room, we have added that “wow” factor to our home. Thank you for a job well done!

John F.

We have 2 new beautiful bathrooms thanks to Benchmark Home Improvements. Lee was most helpful in helping me pick them out. I still need to pick out new lighting and cabinet hardware to make our project complete. Thank you for such great service!

Jack E.

Any questions we had was taken care of immediately. Your  measurements for the countertop were perfect, and the installation was very professional and done in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to recommend the company to anyone.  We are very happy with the results.

Fred P.

We appreciated the quality of the workmanship, the professionalism exhibited, and the timely follow-up on communications. We were very comfortable having Benchmark Home Improvements in our home.  We have recommended them to two neighbors already.

Ben S.

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Thank you for having such great staff and contractors!!!! I am extremely happy with the entire process and completed project. I can’t say enough great things about Lee and Ian, who worked on the project.

The project was completed in a very timely manner and there were no changes….that pleasantly surprised me! I would absolutely use Benchmark Home Improvements again and would recommend them to anyone with great confidence!


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I will definitely pass on your name and company to future customers. Many thanks for all the hard work, time and advice you gave me in helping with our kitchen project.

I’m absolutely THRILLED with the results, and Ian and the rest of the “crew” very easy to work with. Even my incredibly picky husband is happy…job well done! Thanks again!

Betsy F.

Benchmark Home Improvements are very impressive. We are very happy with the kitchen. It looks so great – far beyond my expectations. We also appreciate how efficiently and professionally the whole installation process was handled by your staff.

Will H.

It is never fun to have people working in your house but Lee, Ian and the others have been doing a great job. So far everything looks great. I also wanted to let you know that all of the guys that have been working here have been wonderful.

They have been very professional – they keep their work areas neat and they are very polite and considerate.  We look forward to seeing the finished product! Thanks again.

Cathy L.

You definitely run an amazingly professional business that set the bar high for everyone else! So thank you for making my job look easy in the eyes of my clients 🙂

Leigh O.

We went by today and saw Ron’s project. I told him this but wanted you to know too that the house is absolutely beyond spectacular! The attention to detail, the expectation for perfection, the enhancements to the architects drawings, the cleanliness of the site, all need to be complimented. I/ We will continue to sing your praises.

Kate S.

I worked with Ian from beginning to end, and he was always available and helpful. I am very impressed with how well they did. Ian made very good recommendations about using granite instead of marble in the kitchen, and I love how the granite looks and performs.

Donna G.

Aside from the beautiful, timely work, Benchmark Home Improvements are extremely professional, friendly, and conscientious-all the traits you hope for but rarely delivered. From the first phone conversation to the last minute of completion, they have been a pleasure to work with.

Our Kitchen is beyond our expectations. Their workmanship and attention to detail is second to none. I am still amazed at the quality of work/materials provided at such an affordable price.

I encourage everyone to shop around then call Benchmark Home Improvements-you will be pleasantly surprised at what you’ll get for the money. I’m already thinking of a second project with Benchmark Home Improvements!

Kurt N.

It’s been 2 months since we had Benchmark Home Improvements do our kitchen counter tops and it was a great experience. You were quick with getting us the figures and patient while we shopped around.

Once we made our minds up (after shopping 2 other companies) they were able to get us on the schedule in a reasonable time frame.

They installed the counter tops while my wife and I were at work and they even dealt with our crazy dogs while they worked. Really good experience working with them.

Jimbo M.

Benchmark Home Improvements has remodeled two of our bathrooms, updated the third and installed granite counter tops in our kitchen. Over the last two years in these several projects, they have been consistently reliable, responsive and professional.

Ian and his team have made our bathrooms into the rooms we are most likely to show off! The timeline we were given was absolutely correct for each job. The estimates were precise and the variation was always due to our change in a selection or in the scope of the project. I would absolutely use Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words again!

Helen M.

We knew upfront what was/was not covered in the price. We are very happy with the work done by Benchmark employees/contractors .You listened to all of our concerns, answered all questions, and came up with a very detailed estimate. You kept our style in mind, but made sure we stayed within our budget. You were mindful of the fact that we have 4 children, all of our bathrooms were being redone, and we were having a party at our house in the middle of it all. 

You came up with a time line to assure that we always had at least two working bathrooms, and he stuck with it. Every step of the work was done on time, if not early. Our house is over an hour away from their offices/showroom, but they were here ready to work first thing in the morning. All areas were prepped to keep messes at a minimum, and everything was clean and safe when each job was done.

The workers were very knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly and answered all questions I posed to them. Being that our house is 160 years old, we always expect problems when we work on it. The team at Benchmark Home Improvements were not thrown by the oddities of our house, and they were very creative in coming up with workable solutions.

Sam W.

First of all, Jen and I can’t begin to express our satisfaction and gratitude for how the project turned out. Ian and his team were great to work with and made the process unbelievably smooth. We love everything about the new kitchen, but if I had to pick one thing, the cabinets take the prize.

Simply put, they’re incredible in finish, function and quality. Thanks so much for turning our dream into a reality!

Tim & Jen C.

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They were prompt, polite, and honest. From the person who sold the job to the people who did the work, they were all amazing.

John G.

What a great crew! They were polite, careful, cheerful, neat and tidy, etc. I would have them again in a heart beat. They really worked hard.

Wendy and Ryan S.

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Benchmark Home Improvements was one of three vendors we solicited quotes and ideas from. We met Benchmark Home Improvements at the Home Show and took an interest in them. We were planning a total kitchen remodel. 

The products and pricing from Seacoast Kitchen Remodeling | Kind Words from Benchmark were more in line with our budget than the other vendors, but it was the interior designing plans drawn by Ian Veader that impressed us the most.

All in all, we had a very good experience with Benchmark Home Improvements and would recommend them to anyone.

Mike H.

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I want to take care of the bathroom on the first floor this spring or summer. I will contact you on this project in May. I recommended you and will continue to so do to other friends, because of the quality of your work on my kitchen, the communication with you and your team throughout the project, and the timely way in which the project was completed. Benchmark Home Improvements is awesome!

Alex L.

Very helpful in the decision making process and chimed in when necessary. Very impressed with Benchmark Home Improvements from start to finish. Thought their pricing was in line with other quotes we had received. Really impressed with there beginners guide to remodeling and questions to ask. Very informative and helped make our decision.

Was in touch with Lee from the beginning and he worked to make sure our thoughts and ideas would work. Lee always kept us up to date with photos or descriptions of fixtures we picked, etc. Contractor crew was great as well. Did a great job preparing the house for the demo work.

The tile work done in the master was amazing. Turned out better than expected. Ian Veader did a great job communicating with us (as well as the crew) when items would pop up or they had a question before they went further. We would not hesitate to recommend them to any friend or family member. Benchmark Home Improvements will be the first call I make on any project going forward.

Paula D.

Ian and his crew are very organized, timely and professional. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Lee, Ian, Dave and the other members of his organization that participated in our project.

I have highly recommended Benchmark Home Improvements to a couple of friends who were looking for someone to complete a bathroom remodel. We have one more bathroom to do and will be calling him for that project.

Margaret D.

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You have been really good to work with, which makes all the difference in the world when tackling a project of this size.

Wish I could say the same for some of the other providers… you should teach a seminar on ‘Customer Service.’ In a competitive market, you KNOW it makes a difference.

Berneen B.

Special thanks for the superb work you did at my parents house. I watched your crew work from beginning to end and I was extremely impressed.

The rotted roof boards were replaced with no additional charge and the products used were top of the line as you promised. Also, I can’t believe how good the chimney looks now that it’s properly flashed.

Ray J.

The yard is actually cleaner now than before they started. Great Job Benchmark Home Improvements! Five layers of shingles on my house and your men worked non-stop from beginning to end to finish my nightmare project in 3 days. And the new roof looks fantastic!

Sean B.

What an impressive look! Feel free to post pictures of my house on your website. I would have never known siding could drastically improve the appearance of a house the way this does.

If it wasn’t for your thorough sales presentation I would have never of known this look and type of siding even existed. And obviously I’m ecstatic with the workmanship!

Brian A.

They answered every question I had. They did exactly what they promised to do. The men that were working on the job showed up on time and were very polite. I would definitely use this company again!!

Janet L.

Worry-free, high quality, and of the best value, you can trust us to deliver the best performance.

Marie L.

Dear Benchmark Home Improvements, Your men did an excellent job and were a pleasure to have around! Thanks again for all your help installing our new roof. You made the process simple and painless. Thanks for the valuable recommendations and efficient work. 

Tim C.

Thanks Benchmark Home Improvements for all the advice and solid work. Who would have ever known a roof could be done this quickly? I left for the weekend and came home to what felt like a new house. The roof not only looks great, but unlike our old roof we stayed completely dry with this last recent storm.

Roger S.

You went above and beyond with your professional workmanship. Generally they get nervous hiring contractors but your honest and courteous nature was warming for them.

I look forward to you remodeling my house in a couple years when its time. Congratulations on that recent acknowledgement you received in the newspaper.

Larry F.

Done Right the first time! That slogan describes your workmanship perfectly. As I told Benchmark Home Improvements my biggest concern having children was the clean-up. We have not found one nail. Those high powered magnets you use work unbelievable. Not to mention how good the new roof, gutters and skylights look.

Garrett F.

Your recommendations and presentation was by far the best and the quality of work was second to none! We had 5 different contractors give us quotes for our roofing project.  We will continue to pass your name on to all our friends.

Cam P.

Benchmark Home Improvements was very professional when presenting us there proposal. The crew was very courteous, on time, and did an excellent job on our new windows. The office staff was a tremendous help.

Raysa A.

I’ll admit I was skeptical of re-roofing because of the “horror stories” I’ve heard from friends who had to replace roofs. I am highly pleased with the quality of the material use and the installation, to include the fact that your employees kept a neat job site while re-roofing.

Thank you Benchmark Home Improvements for the professionalism that you and all the employees exhibited throughout the entire process of re-roofing our home.

Beth H.

I was skeptical and didn’t trust, as I had been disappointed by previous experiences. However, I finally found a company that is fair and honorable. I can honestly say that Benchmark Home Improvements are the best in the industry and recommend them highly.

I am completely satisfied not only with the finished result but the process from beginning to end. After remodeling my own kitchen with Benchmark Home Improvements, I decided to use them to do my parents’ home. Their kitchen and bath were in a desperate need of a make over.

I worked with Benchmark Home Improvements on the plan and pricing. The team was very professional yet warm and caring in the way they communicated and took care of all the details. Thank you Benchmark Home Improvements for the great job you did!

Karen O.