What Our Clients Are Saying

I have found John to be 100% reliable. He has been instantly responsive if there are any questions or problems, and functions in a very transparent mode such that all parties understand exactly what the process is, where the costs lie, and if there are any bumps along the road, and generally is quite clear what the precipitant is. I would not hesitate to use John again should we need to embark on any other building projects.

Roger M. EpsteinMD Practitioner, Gastroenterology PA

Our project ended up being phased and involved the US Department of Agriculture (USDA Rural Development) which made the project rather complex. John is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of Construction Management and Design / Build and his ability to follow though was greatly appreciated.

Sarah BronsonProgram Director, Riding to the Top, Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, ME

John DeStefano and his associates proved to be invaluable throughout the building process. He was a skilled negotiator when it came to working with and keeping on top of subcontractors and also when it came to dealing with town authorities. His consistently calm and professional demeanor was an asset on more than one occasion. I would recommend his firm without reservation.

Jim ScottPartner, Stonewall Kitchen, York, ME

John's involvement early in the process proved to be invaluable in terms of influencing design development to meet our overall budgetary goals. John's realistic budgets, combined with his professional feedback and input, set the tone for a smooth working relationship between the Building Committee, the Architect, and the construction manager. As a result, John was able to provide us with very accurate time tables and budgets, well before the commencement of our project.

Stu LevensonChairman, Building Committee, Temple Israel, Portsmouth, NH

“John has managed all of our large, extensive, and diverse construction projects, many of them occurring simultaneously... Everyone, including the subcontractors that we hire, respects John's knowledge of the business. John has the ability to manage 'construction issues,' thus making my job easier.”

Stephen PelletierCOO, York Hospital, York, ME

“DeStefano & Associates, Inc. was the perfect choice for a planning, design, and construction partner, and it would not be an overstatement to say that we could not have realized our very ambitious goals without them... Most importantly, we asked DeStefano & Associates for the impossible... and they delivered!”

D. Michael DavisFounder and CEO, New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center, Dover, NH

“We have completed four multi-million dollar projects with DeStefano & Associates. I consider DeStefano & Associates a critical part of our development team working alongside our architect and consultants (along with the owner) to develop and deliver the most energy efficient and cost-effective project as possible.”

Betsy Sawyer-ManterHousing Director, People’s Regional Opportunity Program, Portland, ME

“Our project ended up being phased and involved the US Department of Agriculture (USDA Rural Development) which made the project rather complex. John is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of Construction Management and Design / Build and his ability to follow through was greatly appreciated.”

Sarah BronsonProgram Director, Riding to the Top, Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, ME

“I found John to be very professional and well organized. I also found that he was very easy to work with, even when things got tough.”

Mark GreenTown Manager, Town of York, ME

“Throughout the process, John and his team have been extremely professional and accommodating. DeStefano has handled the entire process of scheduling, estimating, and constructing not only a complex building in the center of a busy and vital village, but has managed the process very well; including the difficult tasks involved in juggling the concerns of owners, architects, abutters, townspeople, and tourists.”

R. Drayton FairAIA Senior Associate, Tappe Associates, Inc., Boston, MA

“Their handling of budgets and schedules was professional and straightforward. We highly recommend DeStefano & Associates to any property owner or tenant for any construction project need.”

Edward PentaOwner, McKinnon's Markets, Portsmouth, NH

“(DeStefano's) project management simplifies an otherwise arduous endeavor. The projects were completed on schedule, many times even ahead of schedule, and under budget. We have been pleased with the quality of the workmanship and attention to detail.”

Jan SlezakMD Practitioner, Interventional Spine Medicine, Barrington, NH

“John has an excellent working relationship with York Hospital because of both his responsiveness and ability to work with individuals and groups having diverse project interests. Even as construction continues on Wells Medical Facility, John has remained positive and responsive to the numerous changes requested by York Hospital.”

David W. Coffin Jr.AIA Project Manager, Wells Medical Facility

“I have found John to be 100% reliable. He has been instantly responsive if there are any questions or problems, and functions in a very transparent mode such that all parties understand exactly what the process is, where the costs lie, and if there are any bumps along the road, and generally is quite clear what the precipitant is. I would not hesitate to use John again should we need to embark on any other building projects.”

Roger M. EpsteinMD Practitioner, Gastroenterology PA

“John served as general contractor for some critical restoration and rehabilitation projects for The Music Hall, a 900 seat historic theater that serves 100,000 patrons for the Seacoast. I really can’t say enough about John DeStefano, his company, the quality of his subcontractors, the way he treats people, and his management skills.”

Patricia LynchPartner, Executive Director, The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

“John DeStefano and his associates proved to be invaluable throughout the building process. He was a skilled negotiator when it came to working with and keeping on top of subcontractors and also when it came to dealing with town authorities. His consistently calm and professional demeanor was an asset on more than one occasion. I would recommend his firm without reservation.”

Jim ScottPartner, Stonewall Kitchen, York, ME

“DeStefano & Associates took all of the guesswork out of the project by providing us with timely and accurate cost estimates. Their on-site presence from groundbreaking to grand opening took all of the worries out of the build out.”

Ken RondeauOwner, 900 Degrees, Epping, NH

“Our project is in the middle of our village center; it has disrupted parking for local merchants and traffic for everyone who passes through. In addition, it has occurred while the local Sewer District has been tearing up streets in the area. Naturally, in this situation, tempers have on occasion been short and expectations high. Throughout it all, John has invariably been willing to go the extra mile to solve problems, keep people informed and maintain a positive attitude toward what has, of necessity, been a most disruptive project for the community.”

Charles T. LawtonPresident, York Public Library Association

“John's involvement early in the process proved to be invaluable in terms of influencing design development to meet our overall budgetary goals. John's realistic budgets, combined with his professional feedback and input, set the tone for a smooth working relationship between the Building Committee, the Architect, and the construction manager. As a result, John was able to provide us with very accurate timetables and budgets, well before the commencement of our project.”

Stu LevensonChairman, Building Committee, Temple Israel, Portsmouth, NH

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