Matustik Builders Customer Testimonials
August, 2017 View Project Gallery
"We contracted with John Matustik of Matustik Builders in September, 2016 to build our house to suit in Lake Geneva, WI. It should be noted that this was a complicated purchase and sale agreement as the “house-to-be-built” was owned by another person who had a full set of architectural planes but only the house’s foundation had been poured. From the get go John worked with us (and the existing owner/seller) with a “can do” attitude to find a solution that would satisfy us both. John worked with my wife and I tirelessly literally across scores if not hundreds of modifications to the existing house plans in order to make the house “ours.” Furthermore, John executed on all these modifications and change orders on a cost plus labor basis for us…He didn’t have to do this…as is customary, he could have passed along standard “mark-up” on all our modifications/changes orders but chose not to. For this reason alone I would hold John in the highest regard for his integrity but he went well beyond that in other areas as well.
In terms of communication, I can’t imagine how John could have done more or better. John literally answered our many questions via phone, email and/or directly both day and night. John was again, tireless in communicating what was going on at our house at all times both as a general contractor and via his sub-contractors. John is a meticulous planner and had a schedule of when various phases of the construction process were to be executed and completed and thus when we as the owner, needed to make “selection decisions” for and by what date. Perhaps it goes without saying but this kind of organization, planning and execution is highly unique to the residential home building market and certainly separates John and Matustik Builders from virtually all of its peers.
If ever there were delays, errors or things didn’t turn out as planned, John was immediately accountable and sought ways to find a solution and make things right. Again, this is very different from other general or sub-contractors who when something goes wrong (and they inevitably do when building a home), become suddenly hard to get a hold of and/or unresponsive. I have never, not in one instance, found John to be this way. He has always been responsive, accountable and solutions oriented whether things are going right, wrong or somewhere in the middle.
Post moving into our house, nothing has changed in terms of John’s behavior and accountability. There is always a “punch-list” of remaining work or changes to be completed and John is always working with us to resolve this ever shortening list. He remains and is always accessible.
In summary, for all the aforementioned reasons, interactions and experiences we’ve had with John and Matustik Builders, I can without hesitation say I would highly recommend John and his firm to anyone building a home. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me to discuss should you have any questions or I can serve as a reference in any way."
Tim and Sheila Kane
May 2017 View Project Gallery
"We would like to thank John and his team for the wonderful home they built incorporating my very specific needs. We needed Matustik Builders to find an architect who has ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) design experience and create a home that would make lake life easier, more comfortable and safer for me when I am in my wheelchair. The result was an impeccably constructed home with an open floor plan and wide pass throughs maximizing the space of a corner lot, utilizing sill-free sliding doors, low easy-to-access storage space, and wheel-in-shower, complete with a 5-stop elevator. And we were still able to get multiple decks and a three season screen porch. John’s management of his highly skilled and efficient team produced this home throughout the winter in under 5 months – and now my husband and I are able to enjoy a perfect Lake Geneva summer with kids and grandkids. The confirmation came yesterday when multiple people paused on the street in front of our home to comment to us how beautiful a home we had, and to ask permission to take pictures. This made me feel John had given us something really unique and very special."
Betsy and Steve
October 10, 2016 View Project Gallery
"We finally made the tough decision to knock down a home that had been in the family for years in order to build a lake home that we hoped we would enjoy for generations to come. It was clear to us that John Matustik was the one we wanted to complete our vision. We had seen the quality and timelines of John’s work at several beautiful homes he had recently completed in the Lake Geneva area. John kindly made himself available throughout the entire planning process so that he could be there to address any potential issues and also offer guidance and fresh ideas. John laid out an aggressive timeline in order to make sure we would not miss any precious time at the lake. John’s tremendous leadership with his trades and his excellent organizational skills were instrumental in delivering the project on time. We were thrilled that the project was completed mid May so that we still had time to work out finishing touches before the summer began.
In addition to John’s exceptional ability to orchestrate all the moving parts on his end, John’s constant communication with us was extremely helpful, especially since we did not live near the project site. John posted pictures almost daily that showed the most minute detail of what had been accomplished that day. These photos were so helpful in making sure that we were always on the same page. John’s commitment to making sure that we were 100% satisfied with every aspect of our project was evident in his availability to be reached by phone or e-mail anytime, day or night.
We have been living in the home for several months now and are extremely happy with how everything turned out. This is a home where we do quite a bit of entertaining, and we definitely notice the measures John took to optimize the home’s sturdiness and soundproofing between floors. The home seems to be extremely well built. It was such a pleasure to work with John, and we would not hesitate for a second to choose John for any subsequent projects."
Dan and Kristin Pecora
October 20, 2016 View Project Gallery
"The Matustik Builders team ensured that our home renovation was one time and stress free. Their process focuses on an attention to detail on all aspects of a project; from providing a realistic completion date to taping off areas to keep a clean job site. The team made sure every item was completed to specification and returned to the site almost instantaneously to correct any issues or punch list items. It was one of the best construction experiences we have had and we plan to use them on all of our additional projects."
Geoff and Megan Hoffman
August 3, 2016 View Project Gallery
"We recently built our second/summer home in the Lake Geneva area with John Matustik. Before we even purchased the property, John was willing to meet with us and discuss ideas on building our dream home. He was wonderful to work with, very organized and really stayed on task. He would tell us in the beginning that once he broke ground that things would move very quickly. He was absolutely right on this. Every weekend during the construction process we would go visit and be amazed at the progress and how quickly the house was taking shape.
He always made sure that we knew what the schedule was and ensured that the project stayed on task. We worked with the vendors that John recommended and couldn’t be happier. He had great ideas but also really listened to what our ideas were and ultimately we came out with a house that we are so very proud of!
Any future projects that we may have, we will be calling John and his team! "
July 6, 2015 View Project Gallery
"When we decided to build our home at Lake Geneva, we chose our builder very carefully because our family has been in the homebuilding business for years. John Matustik came highly recommended from many sources. John knew we were discerning clients based on our background, and he highly exceeded all of our expectations. Throughout the entire process, he was incredibly professional in all aspects of the project and helped with every decision no matter how big or small. John was always accessible to us when we needed him. He helped keep us on schedule and delivered an incredibly high quality home in record time! We love our home, and would highly recommend Matustik Builders to anyone."
Mike and Carolyn Ryan
June 29, 2015 View Project Gallery
"We interviewed John along with several other prominent Lake Geneva Builders to bid on our tear down project. One of our requirements was to not lose a summer season after tearing down the original house on 9/15/15. After a comprehensive builder assessment we selected John believing that he was uniquely capable of meeting our timeline with a high quality standard.
Matustik Builders delivered our project ahead of schedule, on budget and exceeded our expectations on quality. The building experience and final outcome was outstanding. John runs a highly disciplined construction schedule and engages the homeowner throughout the process. When things came up in the field, he quickly adjusted, solving problems and always put us first. He was accessible 24/7 throughout the building process. Thx John, for helping make dreams come true!"
Scott and Michele Barber
June 29, 2015 View Project Gallery
"We have worked with John Matustik and Matustik Builders in the past on a few small projects, so when we decided to build our dream home there was no question where to turn. From beginning to end, John and his team made the building process a pleasure. Knowledgeable, thorough, meticulous, and patient, they are as trustworthy as it gets.
Breaking ground in the fall, John laid out a clear plan to have us in our house by Memorial Day Weekend. Sure enough we were in a few weeks earlier than that which is unheard of! Meeting every deadline he sets, John truly has the customer's best interest at heart.
We continue to highly recommend Matustik Builders to anyone and everyone!"
Jen and Tom Dine
May 27, 2015 View Project Gallery
I had Matustik Builders construct a custom, detached garage/party room on our property in Lake Geneva. We had a great experience working with John and the project was completed on a timely basis and more importantly, under budget! John assisted with all aspects of the project by helping on the planning, permitting and other unforeseen challenges of building this addition to our property. We've built many homes before and were impressed by the diligence by which Matustik Builders kept the project on the right pace and meticulously planned out a timeline for completing the project. I would most certainly use Matustik Builders again.
James & Gigi Owens
April 22, 2015 View Project Gallery
“Move That Bus” that’s how we felt as if we were living our own Extreme Makeover Episode featuring Matustik Builders. From the inception of this project until our final walk through, every detail was handled with quality craftsmanship and professionalism.
In our initial meeting last August, John Matustik and his architect, Adam Shore of MDG provided us information on how the project would proceed. We were shown previous projects, their timelines and how Matustik Builders could effectively meet our building, financial and timeline requirements. John informed us that his name is attached to the projects he takes on, and it is very important that he upholds his reputation.
John suggested a list of highly qualified vendors and was not opposed to working with outside vendors that we suggested. It was clear, that Matustik Builders were flexible to their clients needs in order to ensure the construction project was 100% completed to our satisfaction.
Matustik Builders also brought a social element to the building process. We had access to our own personalized” Client login” webpage. We were out of town during most of the construction, so this aspect was very beneficial. Pictures were uploaded to show various stages of the construction project along with a construction timeline. This was crucial, as we were made aware of changes that needed to be implemented and able to communicate with John in a timely manner.
I cannot express how much we LOVE our new home. John and his team even completed our home before the scheduled completion date. I highly recommend Matustik Builders to all who are considering future construction needs.
Maureen and Brian Connelly
July 8, 2015 View Project Gallery
“Our family looked for years as to where to build our "dream" summer home. While visiting a friend living in Lake Geneva last august was when it really hit home and I thought this is what our family wants to be. The lake, the people and the vibe of good times, family and friends. Within a month we purchased a lot in South Shore Club and met John who was already building our next door neighbor’s house as well as a house across the way from us. John broke ground on our house in November and worked diligently throughout the winter. His main goal was to get us into our new home by Memorial Day weekend.
John was very easy to work with and since I had worked in the electrical field he was willing to allow us to bring in some of our own suppliers. Each week as we looked at the pictures he posted on his website, we were amazed. The progress was moving along quickly. I am a very poor decision maker and would take forever to make a final decision so thank goodness for John to gently nudge me along to reach all of our Memorial Day weekend goal, and we did! Any time we would call John he answered or would call back within minutes and was emailing at all hours of the night. I wondered when he slept...and that is why very detail is amazing from the interior to the exterior. When the time comes to update our full time home, John is our guy.
Thanks John for helping build our memories!
Donald and Bride Burke
Saturday, June 7, 2014
I began this project in the South Shore Club as a distant “maybe” when introduced to John Matustik by Michalene Melges. Shortly after a few great meetings with John, he was able to turn doubt into a complete reality. John methodically and patiently began and executed each necessary step to make the home building process a fun and smooth experience. We started working with Adam Shore on plans and was able to convey my ideas to him, with input from John, easy enough to simplify and expedite the beginning stages. From that point John scheduled each meeting in the order needed. John dedicates a lot of his extra time to making sure that the decisions are comfortable and your options are the best. He has the best team to coordinate the selections from tile, countertops and flooring with good experienced associates. The carpentry was finished with perfection and complete understanding of the look I wanted for this lake house.
The complete process was made possible in less than six months and we were in for the opening weekend of the season! The house itself has already served as a “dream house” for myself and family. Guests love the house and describe it as the perfect home as soon as they enter.
This has been such a good experience for my family, I would build again tomorrow with John if given the opportunity.
Thank you from The Browning Family
Tuesday, April 30, 2014
As first time homebuilders, we were anxious about building a new home. Working with Matustik Builders was nothing short of an amazing process and our new home exceeded our expectations. John Matustik made the project fun and enjoyable. He kept us up to date and energized about our new home with frequent communications and progress photos. From day one, he was completely open to discussing questions and ideas. His sub-contractors consistently delivered timely and high quality results.
Every time we visited the property the team was welcoming and polite. John was easy to reach and very responsive. There were no surprises or unexpected change orders.
We love our new home and would strongly recommend Matustik Builders.
Sarah and John Cobb
We hired John Matustik based on the recommendation of some friends. At the end of our project we consider him a friend.
John built our vision and dream as if it was his. His entire team embraced the same attitude.
If we ever build again, Matustik Builders will be the first and only call!
The Gardella Family
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
On August 20th, I watched as a giant backhoe removed the first shovelful of earth from what was to be the site my new home. Today, ninety-eight days later, John Matustik handed over the keys to an amazingly beautiful house.
Fire had claimed the original residence and everything within. In the haze and confusion which surrounds such a loss, John reintroduced himself, and claimed he could have me in a brand new home by year's end. Riiiiiiiiight ! But, not only was John confident enough to put a delivery date in the contract, he exceeded his own expectations by three weeks.
I first met John in 2012 at the home of a friend which Matustik Builders had built. I had no intention of ever building a new home. Well, plans change. John introduced me to Jason Bernard of Lake Geneva Architects and we set off on a journey that was not only rewarding, but inspiring. Throughout the process, John and his team provided me with enough freedom to realize my dreams and enough wisdom to keep the project on track. I couldn't have asked for more from any builder.
An important part of this fantastic experience was the team of sub-contractors and sales reps that John introduced me to along the way. Each and every one was competent, helpful, and willing to go the extra mile to meet the deadlines for completion.
With all that said, the single most-important factor througout this undertaking, was John's very personal attention to the details of the project and to my needs as his client. His 24/7/365 work ethic was always comforting and inspiring, and clearly was effective in producing the desired results.
Thanks so much,
March 3, 2013
"John, I am more than happy to write you a testimonial letter. You were terrific as were all of the people you referred me to in order to build this amazing lake house. Adam Shore, the architect, had a keen eye and a artist's touch. He could see beyond what existed (a creepy, dark 75 year old fishing cabin) and design a lake house to be proud of and enjoy. Bonnie and Joe were terrific help picking out tile and fixtures -- I've already thanked them but please do so again for me. Every sub I ever interacted with was a consummate professional and always helpful and pleasant. They obviously followed your lead.
The past 4.5 months have been terrific fun. Honestly, I cannot fathom that you started tearing down the old creepy cabin on October 18, 2012 and on March 1, 2013, we walked through my beautiful new home. Other than the obvious benefit of having a fun lake house to enjoy with my family, I am sad we are through with the building process. I have been lucky enough to be able to build four custom homes, including the home we just completed building. Two have been built in Colorado, 1 in Mexico, and this one in Wisconsin. I have never worked with another builder who did everything they said they were going to do as efficiently, effectively, and with the same level of attention to detail as you did.
You even beat your originally promised aggressive timeline of 5.5 months by a full month. We tore down the old cabin, tore out the old foundation, built a new foundation, dug a new well, buried a new waste holding tank, and built a four story custom home with 5 bedrooms (including "the orphanage" attic which sleeps 10), 4.5 baths, two zoned HVAC, two beautiful decks, 2 laundry areas, a multi-level outdoor patio with bluestone hardscape and boulder retaining walls and a fire-pit, and parking for 6 cars in a 40'x90' lot bordering on common areas (with attentive neighbors and nary a complaint). All of it accomplished while building through the winter in Wisconsin. All of that in 4.5 months, and exquisitely done! That has got to be one for the records. Oh, I almost forgot... I live in Colorado and most of this was done long distance on my part.
Thank you for your hard work. Please thank your family for me for the late nights and weekends you put in.
Keep an eye out for any screaming real estate deals out there. I'll never want to give up the house you just built for me, but who says you and I can't build another? "
July 3rd, 2012
"If you are considering building a new primary or secondary home, you're probably very excited at the prospect of the finished product, as well as, very anxious about the process of choosing the right builder. It's a formidable task for any one person, a little more complicated or stressful as a couple and compounded if there are more people involved. Ours was compounded as we ventured into a new lake house project with another couple – so choosing our builder meant not only searching for value and quality, but also finding one that could juggle the demands and challenges of multiple owners.
The purpose of this letter is to recommend John Matustik and Matustik Builders for your next home. As you know, there are a lot of choices out there and there are a lot of unknowns. Our goal was get the best value for the high quality features we were seeking in our design and then, more importantly, work with a builder who would make that anxious process as smooth and timely as possible. We got that with Matustik Builders – and a whole lot more.
We found out quickly how quick and efficient John Matustik is even before we signed a contract as he went way out of his way to resolve a critical issue with the county/township and he turned things around extremely fast – and it was during the holidays! After we signed on, John went on to break every contractor stereotype you've ever heard of – he was ALWAYS immediately available to any of us at any time of the day or evening whether by phone, by text or by email. In addition, you could always check the status of your project via pictures or documents 24/7 from his website www.matustikbuilders.com . He produced a production schedule and he lived by it. He also kept you on your schedule for timely decisions to keep the project moving. There were always workers on the job site moving at a strong and careful pace. Approaches to changes or modifications were met with an open and pragmatic mind and executed quickly and properly. And when we went to check things out each week or so, the job site was always clean and orderly.
John's subcontractors were great to work with. They had great friendly attitudes and their commitment to the project and their commitment to him were very evident throughout the process. His masterful organizational skills have earned the respect of everyone involved from the owners and subcontractors to the building supply vendors - and they all seem to enjoy their business relationship with him. I think these things matter and it's reflective in everyone's attitude toward getting the job done right and your home done with your satisfaction as everyone's first priority. Most amazing – this high quality, very well-built home with 5,000 square feet of living space went from "bare ground to move-in condition in just over three months! You'll do well with your choice of Matustik Builders."
"You couldn't pick a better, more responsible, more professional, more detail oriented partner for your building process than John Matustik. We approached our new home with a list of needs and wants, a high bar for success, and a strict budget, and John has made our dreams come true. And from tear down to move in, he did it all in under four months!
We were consistently impressed with his approach to customer service, sending daily photos of our construction, staying in regular communication by phone and email about project details throughout the process, addressing questions and concerns in quick turn around, and more - all elements you want in a builder that enhance your work together.
John is a proven manager. We had the opportunity to meet many of the team members he brought to our project - builders, painters, electricians - as well as the vendors he recommended to us for cabinets, tile and plumbing fixtures. This was a hard working team, and they all were proud to work for John and raved about him - all testaments to his leadership and partnership.
We highly recommend John Matustik for your building project - in fact, we've already sent our family his way! Whether you're working on new construction or updating a select portion of your home, John will take care of it right and well - and you'll have fun in the process."
Katie and Tim
"John, Ann and I would like to thank you once again for the job you and your team did on our home in Abbey Springs. We could not be more pleased with the outcome. More importantly, we found that working with you was a complete pleasure, as you took so much of the ordinary stress out of renovating our home. In addition, your professionalism was evident from beginning to end. You took detailed notes, offered us a proposal and timeframe that met our needs and schedule, and the project was completed "on budget" and even more impressively, "on schedule"! Whenever an email and/or voicemail was left, you always responded in a very timely manner...just another indication of your attention to detail and focus on our project, amongst any other projects your firm may have been working on at the time. Ann and I always felt like you and your team were dedicated to our project, and you may have had 5-10 other projects going on at the same time and we would have never known it.
As you know, Ann is an Interior Designer with very specific tastes, goals, and expectations. Me on the other hand...well, I'm just way too detail-oriented. That said, you could not have impressed us more! Taking the slightest details and making sure they were done exactly as we had hoped helped us feel confident through the entire project. You did exactly what you said you would do, and Ann and I would have no problem discussing our very positive experience to anyone considering your services in the future!
We look forward to working with you again in the coming months as we continue improve our home."
Ann & Jim Oakes, Abbey Springs, Fontana, WI
"What a great experience we had with John building our new home. In record time and with incredible attention to detail, the outcome exceeded our wildest dreams. No detail was too small.
We would recommend Matustik Builders to anyone wanting to build a home. John treated the process professionally and in the meantime we made a new friend. He built this home with the care he would have done if he was building a home for his own family. Thanks John.
We'll miss the day to day process of working with you."
John and Joan Hastings
- John is dedicated to his company. He works around the clock, sending emails and business leads at all times of day and night.
- John is dedicated to building a strong network of contractors committed to honest, efficient labor. His ideal scenario is a no-nonsense, mutually-beneficial, long-term engagement for all involved.
- John is a considerate relationship builder who is interested in learning more about the people around him.
When we first had an opportunity to meet in-person, John and I spoke at length on all kinds of topics, discovering a mutual interest for scuba diving.
In sum, John is quality individual and I look forward to developing a solid relationship with him and his company in the time to come.
All the best, John."
Building trades are in and out of house with minimal conflict. They have correct paperwork to do their jobs correctly the first time to meet scheduling needs. Communication between the homeowner, John, and the rades is very good. John is always very professional in dealing with homeowners and trades, and homes show it. Homes close on time, done the right way."
You are always the top priority as one of his clients. I have enjoyed
working with him on our Lake Properties as much as my clients."
Michalene Melges, Keefe Real Estate, Inc.
"I have known John for 16 years in the construction business. John has always been prompt in addressing issues and has the knowledge to build a home right the first time. It is pleasure to work with John on any project from and practical ranch home with 1 furnace to a 3 story walk out with multiple furnaces and a/c’s.
Honestly, It is great to have the relationship with you and to work with someone that has a passion for what they do."
“From the first steps to the final walk through, John was amazing to work with. His knowledge and attention to detail is quite impressive. We can truly thank John for making all our dreams come true.”
"The reason we continue to use Matustik Builders is because they come in do the work on-time, on-budget and the quality is never less than perfect."
Michael Trainor Gage Marine - Vice President
"We purchased a 100 year old house over 4 years ago. Ownership of a 100 year old house has required us to update and fix many areas of our home. Our attempt at hiring competent workers to complete projects in our house has been very unsuccessful. Frustrated and lost in the world of home improvement, we enlisted the help of John Matustik of Matustik Builders. John not only offered us professional and knowledgable advice, but also helped us complete 3 much needed home improvements. We are pleased with all completed projects and were impressed by the timely and efficient way they were completed. We highly recommend Matustik Builders!"