Nelson Construction was amazing to work with. Rich was involved and cared for our project from beginning to end. He build us our dream house on time and on budget. Rich really cared for our wishes and his attention to details was great. His crews are very professional. We can't thank him enough! Feel free to contact us as a reference.

Kurt and Ximena Gardner

Nov 2011


Feb 11 2011

To Whom It May Concern:I write this letter in recommendation of Nelson Construction LLC (Rich Nelson) as a Home Builder and Contractor. My family had the pleasure of having our home built by Rich which was completed in November (ahead of schedule). We met with other local builders before choosing Rich to build our dream home based on touring other homes that he had built, his finish work, and attention to detail. In my opinion he also uses the best (not the cheapest) subcontractors in the area for electrical, heating, plumbing, etc.

Throughout the course of the project Rich and his crew worked in rain, “black fly” season, extreme heat, and snow. They never took a day off because of weather, etc. Rich did a great job making himself available to meet with my wife and I when our schedules permitted. We even met on a Sunday to plot where the house would be on the property. He was always available by cell phone or returned a call a few minutes later.

Rich did a great job staying within our budget. Any overages were on our part for choosing to upgrade materials, etc. Rich did a great job getting materials to the job site when they were needed, at the same time materials did not arrive too early sitting around getting wet, etc.

Nelson Construction also has very good employees. They are knowledgeable, courteous, ambitious, and efficient. This crew keeps a very clean job site, inside and out. The house was generally “broom clean” at the end of the day, and always before a weekend. Every day the guys seemed genuinely happy with their job, even when they were working weekends.

In my opinion, Nelson Construction is more than a Home Builder, they are Master Craftsmen. I’m still in awe at what they are able to do with stone, wood, and logs. They hand crafted and installed log railings inside and outside, fabricated mahogany jamb extensions and moldings for an oversized, arched entry door, and expertly installed well over 1,000 square feet of exotic hardwood flooring.

My family maintains a great relationship with Rich and he is welcome to show our home as an example of his work anytime. Knowing what we know now, if we had to wait 6-12 months to fit into Rich’s schedule to build our house, the wait would be worth it! We could not be happier with the whole process. Any question that we asked, Rich was knowledgeable on the subject and offered great advice.

I can recommend Nelson Construction highly and without reservation. Please feel free to contact me directly.Tory M. Dunn

420 North Street Old Forge NY 13420

(315) 369-1001