Margaret Shirley Hein

To Whom It May Concern:

My family and I moved to Wellesley, MA, in the summer of 2009. We bought a house in April 2010, that needed extensive renovation as well as new construction. In June of 2010 we entered into an agreement with Jim DePaolo of Denali Construction to undertake our project. The scope of the project was quite large. We renovated the existing house, including 2 bathrooms, the living room, dining room, 4 bedrooms, and basement. In addition, and we added a two-story addition of approximately 1,500 square feet, which is comprised of a new kitchen/family room, powder room, laundry/mudroom, master bedroom and bathroom, and unfinished basement space. We also added a portico to the front of the house and put on a new roof, as well as modifying the existing heating and air conditioning systems. In order to add to the exterior of the house, we needed to demolish part of the house that had been added 5 years previously. So the scope of this job included new construction as well as renovation of an older (1955) building.

Throughout the 7 months of our project, we found Jim DePaolo to be helpful, responsive, good-natured, and honest in all of his dealings with us. His crew is wonderful and at no time did we feel unsafe in our house or feel like we could not trust them.

They were very hard working and skilled and showed up when they said they would and did a very good job. Jim managed the overall project very well and was responsive to our questions, and was very amenable to changes as they occurred. Our project came in on budget, and Jim worked with us very closely to assure that this was the case.


Margaret Shirley Hein
Wellesley, MA