Customer Testimonials

Three Season Porch

"We hired George to construct a three season porch off the back of our home. He was very detailed in his proposal to us as far as materials to be used and how he would construct it. I also contacted several of his references and all gave him high praise. We did make some changes along the way and he was very flexible with the changes. In the end, we have a beautiful space that we will enjoy just about everyday! George's impeccable workmanship and attention to every detail was just wonderful and it helped make this room extraordinary. The addition looks like it has always been part of our home. I would also add that the project was started on time, finished on time, and the sub-contractors he hired were also great. We would certainly hire George again for additional work."

Shelley - Rollinsford, NH
Home Addition - Deck

"George built a beautiful deck for us. We had someone else draw up a plan for us first, but weren't happy with it. I found George by searching online and saw his work. He came by the house and really listened to what we wanted. He came back with a simple, yet innovative design and executed it beautifully and in a timely way. We plan on calling George whenever we decide to make another improvement or repair to the house. "

Amy - Lee, NH
Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodels, and Window System

"George Trojan is a real find. He does great work. No one is a tougher customer than me and he is on my short list of talented craftsmen. George remodeled our kitchen on a budget and it looks like we spared no expense. Moreover it is what I always require and he delivers, perfect. "

Joe & Jeanne - Exeter, NH
New Construction Window System

"American Building & Design did an excellent job replacing my windows with new construction Harvey windows. George was very detailed stay late and did the quality job he said he would. I would recommend American Building & Design to anyone and plan to use them in the future. "

Ken - Pelham, NH
Kitchen Remodel

"George's attention to détail and fine craftsmanship resulted in a great looking kitchen. After deciding to remodel our kitchen, we talked and got estimates from a number of contractors and decided to hire George Trojan Jr with American Building & Design. George gave us his estimate on cost, time when he could begin, and the time it would take to complete. He also promised that he would focus exclusively on our remodeling until it was complete. George proved to be a man of his word; he completed the work as he had projected. We would re-hire George in a heartbeat."

Joanne & Carmello - Durham, NH
Home Addition - Deck

"Pride in craftsmanship! George and his team took only four days to completely renovate and expand our old deck, and our expectations were exceeded in every regard. The guys were on site on time every morning, and they worked through uncooperative weather (temps in the 90s, then rain) and found creative ways to turn lumberyard disappointments into added value for us (design improvements to compensate for less-than-perfect lengths of board). They were also interested in, and responsive to, our questions and ideas. The finished product is stronger and even more beautiful than we had imagined it would be. We can't say enough about how great this experience was, and we look forward to working with George Trojan again."

Jeanne - Dover, NH
General Carpentry, Roof System, Window System

"American Building and Design has done a number of projects around our condominiums. They recently completed putting a new roof on our carriage house and installing new windows in my condo unit. I find George to be reliable, easy to work with and fair with his pricing. He does excellent work and pays specific attention to detail. I would highly recommend him and his company. "

Alyson - Lexington, MA
Addition/Exterior Renovation

"George was thorough, professional and very willing to offer suggestions and listen to my input. Quality of work is excellent. Strikes one as more a craftsman than a typical contractor."

Dave - Portsmouth, NH
Built-in Cabinets/Screen Porch

"As usual we are completely satisfied with the quality of workmanship we have come to expect from American Building & Design, and George Trojan. "

Jeff – Lee, NH
Bathroom Remodel

"We found American Building & Design in the yellow pages. When we met George Trojan we knew immediately that he was the one for our daughter's handicap bathroom. George was so energetic, positive, professional, and skilled. Nothing seemed out of his reach. He always did what he said and more. We highly recommend American Building & Design for any remodel or build."

Doug and Kristen Krauss - Newmarket, NH
Kitchen Remodel/Addition & A Barn

"George completed two major projects for us in 2011.The first project was a kitchen remodel that incorporated a seasonal porch on a 150 year old home and the second was the salvage of a partially built barn on a remote island in Casco Bay. Each project presented itself with a unique set of issues and both times we were left thinking how fortunate we were to have had George doing the work.

The kitchen remodeling project presented the usual troubles you'd expect to encounter with a 19th century home. George maintained the structural integrity of the house as he expanded onto the porch, and displayed an extremely high quality of finished carpentry skills. He melded the old construction with the new allowing us to expand and update the kitchen while maintaining the flow of the remaining rooms in the house. Equally as important, he was cognizant of minimizing our loss of kitchen facilities and delaying our exposure to the early spring weather.

The second project involved salvaging a partially built barn that had started to deteriorate. The most impressive aspect of this project was George's organizational skills and his ability to coordinate a work force and deliver supplies to an island with limited transportation and resources. George's work ethic, skill and ability to handle problems as they arose were consistent throughout both projects. We look forward to working with him again when the need arises. "

Jay & Joan - Dover, NH
Home Addition - Deck

"I would give George a resounding 5 and I would definitely recommend him. He did a ton of work at our home (built a new addition, built a new deck, painted the entire exterior, replaced the front entrance, sealed the basement, installed a bulkhead door, built a kitchen bar, etc) and every project exceeded our expectations. His trim work is about the best I have ever seen. He is also professional and was conscientious about working around our schedules to minimize the disruption of our house while the projects were being completed."

Jenny - Stratham, NH
Interior Renovation - Cabinets

"I had George build an entertainment addition to my built in book cases and I have to say that he did a fantastic job. George showed up on time and on budget for the project. My wife and I could not be happier with the work George did and I would use and recommend him for any future projects on our house.

There were several occasions where George made great suggestions about the design and then stayed late to implement them. Of all the contractors I have worked with in Dover, George is by far the best."

Scott - Dover, NH
Interior Remodel - Kitchen

"I not only recommend George Trojan to all of my clients, but hired him to do work at my own property. Always friendly, professional, accessible & on time with deadlines. His attention to detail in the work he does is unbelievable. I would hire George for any home project I need completed & continue to recommend him without reservation to my clients. He's the best!"

Martha Koumides, Realtor, BHG The Masiello Group - Dover, NH
Home Addition - Deck

"We hired American Builders to design and build a four-season sunroom addition to our home. George spent a great deal of time ensuring that we were satisfied with his proposal, clearly understood the scope of work and, most importantly, had a design that met our needs. He delivered in a big way! My wife and I are extremely pleased with the quality of the work that American Builders provided.

George Trojan is a honest man and a hard worker. He and his team meticulously worked on our addition and completed it to the exact specifications that he had designed. We were never in doubt that George and his team would show up for work. They were at the job site each day and on time. Our addition is now three years old and, to this day, whenever we have new guests over to our home, they comment on the beautiful construction and high quality of the room that George built. I give American Builders, and George Trojan, my highest recommendation for his work."

Paul- Durham, NH
Various Interior and Exterior Projects

"American Building and Design has done several projects at our home over the last five years. From roof replacement to custom desk design and construction George has always done outstanding work. I wouldn't have anyone else work on my home, and I would highly recommend him."

Ross - Dover, NH
Third Floor Renovation

"George's work is of the highest quality. Bringing both top notch carpentry skills and good general business practices to the job from start to finish. He is a highly organized individual who has an attention for detail. Every night the sight and his job trailer were cleaned and organized. Sensitive to time he showed up at 7 and left at 5 or later. Not once did he say to us, I'll be at another job for a few days. I recommend him to everyone looking for a great contractor."

Brent - Nottingham, NH
General Remodeling

"A must hire - Started and finished my projects quickly."

Tessa - Exeter, NH
This Old House

"What our guests notice is how great the renovation looks, especially the trim work; what we know is how solid the construction is and how easy it was to work with American Building & Design. George worked with us on a great design, kept us informed regularly of the job's progress, discussed with us then solved the unexpected problems that inevitably come up when renovating old homes, and stayed on the job five days a week until it was finished. He handles the job professionally and expects the same of his workers. I've recommended him to friends and will use American Building & Design again."

Chris - Dover, NH
Excellent Quality, Service and Value!

"I cannot convey how pleased I was with the job that American Building & Design did on my large condo remodel. I hired other subs for plumbing, electrical, etc., and no one else even came close to satisfying me. The owner, George worked the job himself and his attention to detail was evident from the first day. He genuinely cares about the customer and his workmanship is outstanding.

His crew laid a solid maple floor in a very challenging layout that required numerous custom cuts and problem solving ability. The company also installed my cabinets, which came out beautifully and took on lots of other general construction projects. The company owner did what he said what he was going to do, when he said he would do it and he stayed below my strict budget. I am very happy to recommend this company; I just wish there were more out there like it!"

Brian - Boston, MA
Second Floor Renovation

"We used American Building and Design back in 2004 to bump out the 2nd floor of our small cape. George was great to deal with from beginning to end. His expertise in a number of different areas was quite impressive. Not only did he stick to his cost and timeline, he did a fantastic job on the walls, moulding, trim, tiling in the shower and the beadboard. We have recommended him highly to a number of people and will continue to do so. You will be 100% happy with the entire process and finished product when you choose American Building and Design! "

Shannon - Portsmouth, NH
Home Addition

"We hired American Building & Design to build an addition to our home, a 12'x9' mudroom. George's work is very impressive and his design and materials used exceeded my expectations. The quality of his craft shows through with attention to detail. He always made sure we were happy with the progress. The job was attended to daily from start to finish and the entire area was kept clean throughout.

George appears to be very passionate about his work which makes him a perfect choice for a home owner. You want someone who treats the job like it is his own home. The cost of the job was not as important as the quality we were looking for. What we got was TOP QUALITY for a more than reasonable price! We have several projects we want done in the future and American Building & Design will be the contractor for those jobs. I find no reason to ask for bids from any other contractor! "

Eric - Dover, NH
Window Installation

"George Trojan did an excellent job replacing my windows with new construction Harvey windows. George was very detailed stay late and did the quality job he said he would. I would recommend American Building & Design to anyone and plan to use them in the future."

Ken - Pelham, NH
Exterior Addition - Deck & Pergola

"George was wonderful to work with. He called us and met with us when he said he would and was always prompt when returning our calls or emails. He really listened to what we wanted, and when certain plans fell through (due to the grade of the land) he came up with great ideas that we could do instead. He always ran everything by us and made sure he was doing what we wanted as the project progressed. He was here first thing in the morning and worked all day through, every day until the project was complete. He takes great pride in his work and it shows. We are so pleased with the end result and everyone who has seen it is very impressed. George really thinks about the little things and that makes all the difference. We are definitely going to use him again when we put wood treads on our stairs indoors. I would highly recommend him. "

Mandy - Rochester, NH
Interior Renovation & Remodel

"We hired American Building & Design to transform an attached garage into a family room and also remodel the kitchen. The family room consisted of building a concrete form then building a wall to close in the garage door. He installed a picture window along with 3 other windows. He created a 4 foot opening into the kitchen then installed a subfloor that matched up with the existing floor. He did all the sheet rock, trim work and also built a fireplace mantle and surround for the gas stove we purchased.

In the kitchen he built a 6 foot island and installed all new cabinets and crown molding. George was doing such a great job I added to the project and had him install hardwood flooring in all the rooms. This was a challenge as 1/2 the flooring was over concrete and required being glued, George did a great job with this.

George finished the project on time and it looks great, I plan to use him again for future projects I have planned. So if you are looking for someone that is easy to work with, does great work at a reasonable price, finishes on time and neat, then call George, you won't be disappointed. One last note, on my recommendation my twin brother just hired him to install 22 windows and trim and was also very happy with the work."

Keith - Merrimack, MA