“Before we selected Pat, we interviewed five different builders and through the process you could clearly see the differences between them. Ultimately we selected Pat because we loved his product, he had the best game plan, and everyone recommended him.
Looking back at the experience, Pat exceeded our expectations and we are extremely happy with the result. We would highly recommend Pat for the following reasons:
1) Collaborative Process – He listened to our ideas and helped guide us through the process. He had us tour other houses in construction to give us perspective and offered thoughtful recommendations that resulted in a better house than we imagined.
2) Budget Conscience – He had a range of options for each phase of the process. He was able to provide color on where to spend money to get bang for the buck. He also helped us avoid pitfalls related to items that require a lot of ongoing maintenance.
3) Deadline Focused – He had a road map and followed it. This was particularly important as my wife was pregnant throughout the process and moving into a new house on time was very important.
4) Great Communication – We were in constant communication and he answered a million questions.
5) Attention to Detail – Pat has a high standard and holds his crew to the same. We felt very comfortable that he was always working to deliver the best product possible.
We can’t say enough good things about Pat and consider him a friend. If you have any doubts if he is right for you, please feel free to call me directly. Thanks and good luck with the process!
~ Walt H.
“We hired Pat to build our custom home last year. We had spent a couple months looking and talking to several builders and ultimately decided to go with O’Donnell Builders. We couldn’t be happier with the end result! We had met Pat via our broker Rich Kasper (Conlon) who we have known for 10+ years and helped us with previous transactions. After meeting several builders, we had great comfort in Pat’s commitment to the quality of the home, his attention to detail, his ability to stay on a timeline and his personality. Throughout the build process he was on site everyday and kept us informed, listened to us and delivered an exceptional product in an efficient manner. We closed on the land in September 2014, poured foundation in March 2015 and we moved in early September 2015, which was several weeks ahead of the original schedule. Additionally, he brought us in under our budget.
I had talked to a few owners of homes built by Pat during our decision process and they gave me additional comfort in his product, timeline and the process. Additionally, Pat is always reachable even after the close which is a great comfort factor when questions come up.
We have been in our new home for 3 months now and are extremely happy with the workmanship and how it all came together! If I can answer any questions for you, please feel free to reach out.”
~ Christina Hardin
“My wife and I could not have been more satisfied with our decision to work with Pat. Pat went out of his way to ensure all of our thoughts, questions and requests were addressed openly and timely. We went undercontract 45 days from delivery and close. Working diligently with Pat, we were able to customize our dream home to ensure an on-time delivery without making any sacrifices while staying on budget. I don’t know how we could have made it through the process without Pat’s professional yet practical advice, his daily involvement in the details and efficient management of every activity. We have been in the home for 3 months and Pat is still readily available for the inevitable question or punch list item we overlooked. If you are considering Pat, you have already committed to an exceptional high quality home but if you are unsure about the builder buyer relationship or process, rest assured you will not be disappointed. The process surrounding building a new home can be one filled with stress. Having someone on the other end whose goal is to make the new owners truly happy in the end is paramount. Pat will do whatever possible to ensure you are elated on move in day! Finally, know that Pat does it all with a smile on his face; he is a true joy to work with.”
~ Ben and Julie
“We knew from the moment we met Pat that he was the only builder that we would trust to build our new family home and we feel lucky everyday that we trusted our instincts. Pat is a true professional who far exceeded all our expectations. He guided us step-by-step through the process, was collaborative, always accessible, and genuinely cared about making sure we were happy. You will not find another builder that cares as much about the quality of his work as Pat. He stands behind everything he does. As he told us during our first meeting, “it is my name on the sign out there.” Building a new construction home is an overwhelming and daunting process, but you can trust that it will be a manageable undertaking with Pat on your team. Beyond his expertise, we cannot say enough about Pat’s character and integrity. You know you found the right builder when your two-year old asks you, “where’s Pat?” We truly appreciate all that Pat has done for our family and cannot recommend him enough.”
~ Ian, Mel, Shay & Evie
“My husband and I met with several builders when we decided we were interested in building a home. It quickly became clear that Pat O’Donnell was the right choice for us. Pat puts a level of pride and commitment to quality that was second to none – both details that are clearly evident in walking through one of his homes and construction elements that I would have never known about, but provide us with a stronger, more reliable home for the future. Pat was a delight to work with throughout the entire building process, helping us to navigate the myriad of decisions with a warm attitude. He was flexible, accommodating and easily available for any questions I had through the process. After moving in, he has been equally responsive and helpful with any questions we have had. He is truly just wonderful to work with and I would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone looking to build a new home. Beyond his skills as a builder, we genuinely enjoy him as a person and feel fortunate to have worked with him on our home.”
~ Brad and Amy O’Dell
“Working with Pat on the construction of our new home surpassed all of our expectations. From the time we went under contract onward, he was helpful, responsive to our concerns, and really went out of his way to make sure everything turned out just how we wanted it. He made modifications whenever it was possible, gave really good advice, and was a pleasure to work with. After we closed on the home, nothing changed. Any small issues that came up, he was there quickly and solved the problem professionally, and he remains easy to get in touch with and a useful resource for all things related to maintaining our home. In what could have been a stressful (or even painful) process, Pat has made everything go much better than we could ever imagine.”
~ Ravi Kalhan MD / Susan Tsai MD
“My husband and I discovered an O’Donnell construction property in our lengthy home search, and we were instantly impressed by the quality of his work. Upon meeting Pat O’Donnell, it is obvious that he puts a unique level of care, attention to detail and expertise into his homes. Our relationship with Pat began when our home was just a frame, and continued through the most aesthetic of final touches. Throughout the duration of building the house, we met with Pat on a routine basis to see the progress of the project and customize as desired. We are a busy family with a young child, and Pat’s flexible schedule and availability were instrumental to the process. Pat was patient with our questions (and we had a lot) and made it clear though his actions that he wanted to make us happy. Not only did we personally enjoy working with Pat, but also we trusted his commitment to our home.”
~ Laura and Jason Rizzo
“My wife and I are very busy professions. We have dreamed of a large patio and a back yard that would all flow with landscaping. With our old house you just can’t do something because there are so many considerations. Power lines, catch basins, zoning laws, neighbors. Pat O’Donnell was able to coordinate all of these things to everyone’s satisfaction. Pat being on site made sure things stead the right course. If something is not corrected right then and there then the project can take on a different direction and ultimately you won’t get what you wanted. Pat gave us a briefing of the progress and managed our expectations very well. I would highly recommend O’Donnell Construction and they will be on our next project.”
~ Greg O’Brien
“My wife and I had decided to tear down our old house and build new. We knew from several of our friends of the quality work that Pat O’ Donnell had done in our neighborhood. We looked at several houses Pat had built or was in the process of building, often with Pat giving us a tour and pointing out key points and options. We are beyond pleased with our new home; the detail and thought that went into the building is value that we continually notice through the years of living here. We have been in our new home for almost 6 years and have had no problems, only compliments. It is a new house with the comfort and feel of an older home. Pat’s attention to detail, and his ability to explain everything to us and always with a smile were priceless. Pat made building a home a seamless process. He remains a good friend to this day, and we would recommend his work without reservation. He is the best.”
~ Tim Stevens
“We are in the process of building a home with O’Donnell Builders at 2236 W. Cullom Avenue. We have really enjoyed working with Pat O’Donnell and are happy to share our experience thus far.
This is our third building experience, having built two other homes in Ohio, and it is easily the best. We have seen a number of Pat’s houses, in various stages of construction, and have always been impressed by the quality of the workmanship and his attention to detail. During the process, we have come to appreciate the excellent relationships that Pat enjoys with his suppliers and subcontractors. Most important to us is Pat’s approach to building homes. Pat is justifiably proud of his work. He is extremely responsive and totally committed to providing the features and details that make the house unique to us.
We could not be happier with Pat and how our project is progressing. We recommend Pat and O’Donnell Builders highly and without reservation.”
~ Ann and Ron Okada