The remodeling of this 1893 historic home in Crested Butte was our second project with Somrak Concept and Structure, Inc. We are return customers for a myriad of reasons, however, our complete trust in Ben's integrity was why we chose to undertake this large scale remodel. We only observed the project in person twice over a 5 month span and arrived to find the home completed in a manner beyond our expectations, on time and within the budget we had discussed. Somrak created an atmosphere that bred complete confidence in the quality of his work and unparalleled attention to detail throughout the process. His understanding of the building process is deep and the quality of craftsmanship throughout the house is awe inspiring. Ben Somrak is the best we have ever worked with and receives our full and complete endorsement to those looking to engage a contractor in the Crested Butte area.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Ben and the SCS team on our expansion and renovation project. Ben operates in a totally professional and transparent manner with excellent communications. Most important is his absolute commitment to the delivery of the highest quality end product to meet the customer’s desires. Every detail of our project met or exceeded our expectations. A major driver for this result is that Ben is very hands on and pays a high level of attention to the details of the construction for his crew as well as for his sub-contractors. He is very conscientious towards the homeowners needs and watches the budget as if it were his own money being spent. We are totally pleased with the overall project results along with the process to get there. I am 100% confident in recommending Ben for any level of project.
Ben is a first rate craftsman. His work and what he expects out of others is nothing short of excellence. He was such a pleasure to work with on our condo remodel. With us living out of state, we counted on him for the success of the project. He exceeded our expectations. He sent pictures regularly to keep us updated on the progress, remained conscientious of spending, and came in under our projected budget, all while maintaining top quality. When we came up to see the final result, he was as excited and as proud of his work as we were to see it. We are pleased we chose Ben for this project and highly recommend him.
Ben efficiently and effectively completed a build out of two new bedrooms and a bathroom, created a feature fireplace, and handled many other small items all from Crested Butte while we watched in amazement from out of state. He communicated clearly, came in on budget, provided excellent ideas and finished the job in record time. We have endeavored through many remodels and this was by far the smoothest experience we have encountered to date. He is a pleasure to work with and the product is superb!
Our realtor introduced us to Ben in the summer of 2012 when we found a Crested Butte property that looked like it had potential. Ben met with us at the property and explained his vision of how the place could be remodeled. As we walked through the unit, Ben’s exuberant personality and obvious experience got us very excited to begin the demolition. Since we live in Texas and would not visit the job site until completion, Ben communicated with us via email and telephone, sending us pictures as often as he could of the progress.
Three grueling months later, our Colorado home was complete. Ben’s attention to detail, his desire to make things "perfect," and all of the local artisan subcontractors he uses resulted in a beautiful finished product. We would highly recommend Somrak Concept & Structure for any construction project.
In 2011, we decided to make a huge life change and move to Crested Butte. With that change, came a lot of decision-making pressures and stresses. We bought a home that was solid, but needed updating. Ben was the first General Contractor we met through our realtor, and ended up being the only one. We immediately trusted and liked him. Over the years, we'd worked with many general contractors on other homes, and had become bitter and skeptical. Ben changed that for us, both in his initial consultations and as evident in the final product in our home. He listened to what we wanted, and was open to feedback. We highly and wholeheartedly recommend Ben and his crew (Jeremy Erikson was a blessing as well!).
Ben has approached this job with total commitment and enthusiasm. He clearly loves what he does, and is determined to deliver a great product. He has been creative, flexible, and responsive throughout. In those situations where he could have cut corners, he hasn't, and the cabin is a testament to this attention to detail and quality. The cabin is a little masterpiece – it was thoughtfully designed and beautifully constructed. The end product far, far exceeds our expectations.
I view Ben as one of the most talented, outstanding young and upcoming contractors in the north end of the Gunnison Valley.
Ben designed and built our home in 2010-2011. He was under budget and completed the project 2 months ahead of schedule. It was an absolute pleasure to work with him.