Mr. Joel Duris

Built to Last

Dear Joel:

I am writing this letter to let you know how pleased my husband and I were at the remodeling job you did to our home. Not only was the quality of work excellent, but in the time frame you performed this remodeling job was incredible. We have had experience with contractors before because of the fact that we had built our home approximately five years ago. I was amazed at how much work you completed in such a short period of time. As you know, I mentioned to you that our friend, a master plumber, who completed the plumbing in our basement, who then indicated to both of us how impressed he was with the quality of the job. That confirmed our thoughts exactly. 

I wanted to write this letter to you to let you know, and your prospective customers know, what a good job you have done. Also, I have received so many compliments from my friends and family who have seen our basement. I wanted to pass along my thanks to you for making this remodeling experience a very pleasant one.

Thanks again,

Jim and Julie Delain

November 16, 2005

Built To Last, LLC

Joel Duris

Dear Joel,

      Jason and I wanted to write and express our thanks for the quality job that you and your crew completed on our deck and kitchen. My husband is no stranger to the building industry and regularly deals with contractors and tradesmen in Milwaukee. We feel lucky to have found you!

      Your knowledge of architecture, design and carpentry are a major asset to anyone doing any building with their home or building.  We found you to be insightful, flexible and a pleasure to work with.  You were always approachable and most importantly, "reachable".  Your cost was reasonable, fair and extremely competitive when compared with other bids that we received. All aspects of the construction were completed with great attention to detail, with precision cuts and top quality materials. 

      There are many different things that impressed us along the way, but the one thing that stands out is when the spindles for the deck arrived and it didn't meet your pricing expectations, you sent it back.  I'm sure many builders would have increased their bid and called it a day, but not you. 

      Thank you for being responsive to our questions and desires, for being accountable for the quality of the work and for being honest in all aspects of this business relationship.  We would be honored to provide a reference or to show the deck or kitchen to any prospective clients who are considering working with you.


Wen-Tyan & Jason Geils

"It started out as an idea, and Joel ran with it. The most supurb piece of art in our neighborhood. My neighbors can't stop talking about it. Joel was able to take an idea, trouble shoot when the unexpected happened, and turn it into a masterpiece. Joel is a very talented young man who really knows his trade. I'm glad I found him."

Tina Thorpe-Wegner

Built to last has done a number of small projects for me throught the years. I highly recommend them. They remodeled my bathroom, built some shelves for me, they have helped with roof maintainence, and more. These guys are great.
Sid Bedi

Dear Joel, I want to once again thank you for the terrific job you did in the renovation/rehabbing of our house in northern Wisconsin and the construction of our deck (the entire 1,500 square feet) is truly a work of art. I certainly appreciate the outstanding workmanship of the finished product, but I was equally impressed with your professionalism (as well as your crew), the attention to detail, the care shown during and after the job for the worksite, and flexibility as conditions changed due to our change orders.

I would be delighted to be used as a reference for any future jobs. Feel free to have any prospective clients contact me. Best wishes and thanks again.

Francis Brzezinski

Chief Executive Officer

Interstate Partners LLC
N16 W23217 Stone Ridge Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188