70 S Spruce St Blackfoot, ID 83221 208-785-6643
Letters of Recommendation
I am pretty new to the area so I wasn’t very familiar with any of the contractors in the area. I chose Fairchild Construction because they were the only company that I found that makes their own cabinets. That was very important to me. I absolutely love how everything turned out in my house. We built our home with a lot of upgrades and a lot of changes from the original plans. John was great to work with, I was very impressed with the quality of work. I have three brothers in construction so I watched as they built and loved the attention to detail they gave. Very quality work no shortcuts and that to me is very important.
Let me explain some of the upgrades we put in our house. We put quartz in the kitchen and granite in all the bathrooms. We put a bay window and trey ceiling in the master bedroom. We also added glass backsplash and a huge pantry in the kitchen. We added more wood flooring and upgraded all of our carpet in the house. We have a huge shower with four shower heads including a rain shower in the ceiling of our bathroom with a corner jetted tub and separate water closer my husbands favorite room in the house. We also added to our garage we have a four car garage extra deep for all of our toys. We finished most of our basement and had them finish an awesome theater room with a step up so we can have theater type seating kids love it and of course my husband loves it as well. John customized both of our fireplaces turned out great. We also have an upgraded hvac system with separate controls for the basement and the upstairs. Great for heating and air conditioning bills. I still have to say that my favorite thing about our house is the cabinets I absolutely love how they turned out.
I spent a lot of time watching them build my house and I will say I was very impressed with the quality. I think John and his crew were great to work with and wouldn’t change a thing about my house.
In the early 1990’s, my wife designed her dream house, a two story home. We had lived in a couple of old craftsman homes that we liked, so my wife wanted to incorporate some of the design elements into her new one. She also wanted it to be unique style for this area so she designed it to be a Gothic Modern, with rock front.
We chose Fairchild Construction as the general contractor for our dream house, because of recommendations and friendship. My wife had some pretty specific ideas about her design and was able to articulate them to John. There was never a time during the planning or build when we felt like there was an “impossible” barrier. There were changes, many changes made by us during the build that must have been frustrating to Fairchilds, but the changes were made as requested, immediately with no apparent pushback.
We sold that home after five years (Somebody wanted it more than we did). Again we chose Fairchild Construction to be the builder of choice for another one, and again, the experience was a positive one for us. This second home is also a little different style, a little out of the ordinary and unique to the area.
When we needed to expand this second home, Fairchild helped design and build an apartment in the three car garage that doesn’t look like an add-on. We did this to accommodate an aging parent and it has been wonderful. I needed more garage space and a shop, so Fairchild also built a four bay, 30 ‘X 40’ shop, not attached.
A couple of reasons that I have continued to use Fairchild Construction:
1) John and Tami are knowledgeable, professional, honest, ethical, and are pleasant to work with! If I decided that I wanted to personally take on a portion of the project myself-that was OK! If they saw something that was necessary, or unnecessary, and not on the plan, they called to notify and verify!
2) Fairchild communicates! Whenever they are unsure of some item or design, they immediately contact the client before proceeding. Their telephone is always available to the client for answers and suggestions.
3) If there is a part of the build that is not routinely done by their team, they have professional connections to use for consultation or sub contract!
4) When something does not seem right, or needs attention after the build, Fairchild has always been sensitive to those needs. I will have to say that any problems we may have encountered, have been because of my own decisions and stupidity, Not Fairchilds!
Should the need arise to call a professional builder in the future, I would not even hesitate to call on Fairchild Construction. It is with genuine pleasure that I have and will continue, to recommend them to friends and acquaintances for their building needs. Anybody that contracts with Fairchild will find their money well spend!
Lyle and Jaymee Orton
We have known the Fairchilds for a number of years as friends, neighbors and on a professional level. Delwyn has known John since he was twelve years of age and was his Scoutmaster for a number of years. We lived in the same previous home close to where Fairchilds live and saw them often as both friends and neighbors.
In our previous house, Fairchild Construction did a remodel of our kitchen and two bathrooms. It was done in a very professional manner and to our satisfaction. In 2009 we decided to build a new home in the city of Blackfoot and found them to e vary helpful to us in finding the appropriate lot and then building a new home for us. The neighborhood is in a very nice location with many beautiful homes around us.
The work that was done for us was of top quality and workmanship. As we made a few modifications to the house plans, and even combined two plans to satisfy what we wanted, we totally appreciated the finished product. We have a beautiful home that we love. Our home is located at 1222 Ruth Ann Drive in the Rockwood Estates. We would be willing to show the inside of the house if needed.
We would highly recommend Fairchild Construction in building a new house for anyone interested. Their work is of the best quality and we are very satisfied with the home we have.
Delwyn and Audrey Porter
I am writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of Fairchild Construction. I’ve know both Tami and John Fairchild for many years, both personally and professionally. They are both great individuals and I am happy to recommend them in your venture to build a home. I used Fairchild Construction when building my current home and was very pleased with the process as well as the end result. They both took a personal interest in making sure I received the home I wanted. John was very attentive throughout the process in answering my questions and keeping me up to date on the status of the project. I wish you luck with your new home.
S. Tyler Smith