Jacob has worked at my house over the last year (2011 – 2012) and each job has been exceptional including a major project that spanned a entire summer. There are 2 crowning pieces in my opinion, the first being the way he used crown molding to hide the speaker wires in my house and the other is and by far the best piece of work, the work he did on my fireplace. His prices were very reasonable and pretty much spot on. I also have 2 cats that were in the house during the project and there were no issues or concerns. He was very good with the animals and very careful to not allow anything to happen to them. I felt very comfortable allowing him full access to the house during the project timelines.
Jacob is a gem. He is competent, highly efficient, and skilled. The first time he worked for me he completed my entire list in an hour. The second time he installed two enormous sunshades (which involved putting in posts in concrete, attaching to the roof, etc.) by himself! He is organized in his thinking, planning, and actions. He thinks of things I wouldn’t have thought of regarding safety for my kids and the practicalities of projects we are brainstorming. He is knowledgeable and has good ideas, and is also very humble, a good listener, and open to other ideas. Jacob is an absolute pleasure to have around. Polite, professional, and kind-hearted. Lovely to my kids. I have referred him to several family members and all have been pleased. We’ve had a dozen handymen but Jacob has won my loyalty -- I wouldn’t go to anyone else anymore.
Traci Marx, PhD
After having Jacob work on my Kitchen and Bathroom, I can't begin to tell you how completely satisfied I was with his work. His workmanship is first rate, but beyond that he is honest, does what he says he will do, shows up on time, and is a pleasure to be around. Working with many contractors in the past, who created a lot of stress in my life, it was a great relief when Jake was recommended to me. I can't say enough good things about him and his work.
Jacob was a great guy to have working on our house. He is super fast and honest. and the nicest guy you could ever want meet. I highly recommend him to anyone needing work done on their house.
Jacob was recommended to me by another mom in a mom group I participate in. He picked up the phone the first time I called him and has continued to be incredibly responsive every time I contact him. I had him come to my house for an estimate on a few home improvement jobs. Quickly thereafter he provided a quote - an estimate of his time for each project. When he came to do the work, he did an excellent job and was extremely efficient. On top of the fact that he is honest, efficient and very skilled, he is super friendly and easy to work with. He is great and patient with my two-year old. Definitely call Jacob if you want good work at reasonable cost performed by someone you can trust 100% in your home.
It is with great privilege that I write to you recommendation of Mr. Jacob D. Fienup. I have known Jacob for over ten years and engaged him in a variety of construction projects to my exclusive, high-end property in Michigan that was featured in a real estate magazine.
I know Mr. Fienup very well and am aware of his dedication to every work project he is engaged in. He is an extremely skilled contractor that takes enormous pride in his work. His work ethic is unmatched and only surpassed by his professionalism and attention to detail. His personal character is stellar and his job performance is second to no other contractor I have worked with.
Further, Jake is in aware of the difficult economic times and is extremely fair and competitive in his pricing of jobs. I am aware that many of his clients are repeat customers who no longer bother with gaining bids from others who claim they can offer outstanding results at low costs. There will be no surprises with Mr. Fienup… other than the most satisfied surprise gained when he completes his project for you!
I highly recommend Jacob Fienup for all you construction jobs and/or projects!
Mesa Medical Assurance Company
We have been using JDF Builders for over 4 years. The work that they have done for us includes a new roof, rewiring our entire electric system, floors, walls, insulation, kitchen remodel, heating/air conditioning installation, polishing/staining concrete floors, and much more. I keep bringing them back for more work because I don’t think there exists a more conscientious, meticulous contractor than Jacob Fienup. His attention to detail and pride in his craftsmanship drives him to deliver excellent results time and time again. Also, the customer service we receive with Jacob cannot be topped. He is on time, responsive, reliable, and wonderful to interact with. I highly recommend JDF Builders to anyone needing contracting/remodeling work – no matter how big or small the job.
I cringed when we discovered we needed to replace the siding around our entire house, and then I spent five years interviewing contractors who were never up to par. Then, we met Jacob Fienup. After several meetings, Jacob’s professional demeanor and obvious skill level made us comfortable and relieved to finally tackle this arduous project.
Throughout the project, things could not have gone more smoothly. Jacob was a pleasure to be around and always remained professional and cheerful. His attention to detail and his building knowledge on such a complex job were very impressive, and I’m not easily impressed. Jacob is an excellent communicator, with the ability to anticipate and solve problems cost effectively, structurally, and aesthetically. In addition, at the end of every day the area around our house was left clean and picked up. Most significantly, this monumental construction job came in under budget and on time.
On top of his immediate building responsibilities, Jacob interfaced with every outside contractor who became involved in the project. Jacob and I would discuss an issue, and then he would oversee the other contractor’s work to our satisfaction.
Our neighbors continually compliment us on Jacob’s work and our renovation. Even now, I marvel when I drive up at what a lovely house we have since the siding was replaced. In addition, our beautiful new deck offers a great space for entertaining and a refuge from our busy lives, and Jacob made it all possible.
We continue to use Jacob on our construction and renovation projects-- he will be replacing our roof this summer—and we could not be happier. We would recommend Jacob to anyone.
Jacob has worked on a number of projects in my home over the past 2 years. He is a knowledgable and competent professional whose work is always of the highest standard. He is innovative in finding solutions and providing options to a variety of maintenance issues in my home. Jacob is timely and friendly, providing a great home maintenance service at reaonable prices. He is scrupulous at cleaning up after the job and I would recommend him for any large or small project in your home.
Jacob at JDF builders is the best! He is fast to respond when you need a job completed and he is really easy to work with on scheduling. He always knows the best way to do something so that you'll never have to worry about it again.
I met Jacob through a friend and hired him for a small job fixing doors that were improperly hung and to build a door for a HVAC unit and fix a few small things around the house. He scheduled the job in advance and showed up on time with all the proper tools, and all the materials needed for the job, did a very good job, cleaned up after the job and was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him for any size job; he is professional, courteous, helpful and very strong (he single handedly moved some very heavy shelves and made some more that matched perfectly with the edges all matching.)
He also referred me to a very good HVAC tradesman who did a great job for me as well, at a fair and reasonable price.
Real Estate Broker/Investor
Jacob is a wonderful handyman. He has always done amazing work for me and is the nicest guy. I would definitely recommend him to everyone I know.
I have known Jacob Fienup for a number of years and he has done remodel work on both my condominium and my present home. Throughout any project he made communication with me a priority and made sure the final results was exactly what I wanted and done at a price that which with I was comfortable. He has consistently been phenomenal about cleaning up at the end of a day’s work so the living environment was extremely comfortable. Jacob and his company build and remodel with honesty and integrity. His work ethic is commendable and his actual construction skills excellent. I would highly recommend Jacob Fienup for any new construction or remodel job.
Jacob Fienup reconstructed and reinforced a fence around my house. He not only completed the work on time and within budget (a little early actually) but he dealt successfully with my insurance company who was refusing to cover the broken fence that fell down because of wind damage. Mr. Fienup is very professional, honest and hard working. I am planning to hire him to construct a fence for my parents’ home as well.
Denise Munro Robb, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pierce College and UC Irvine Social Science Research, Jr. Fellow