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Gardner/Fox

Bryn Mawr, Delaware

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Additions & Renovations are our specialty. We have Architecture and Construction under one roof, so the project is completed seamlessly. Our Interior Design team makes selections easy and helps move things forward more quickly. Give us a call today!

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18 September 2018

Thank You ! Fantastic helping out with your Stained Glass Reconfiguration & Restoration of Stained Glass panels in Bryn Mar.

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26 May 2018

A home remodeling project is about as stressful as it gets for a homeowner, but our experience with Gardner Fox Associates was about as seamless as one could hope for. My wife and I had done our homework and scoured the internet evaluating numerous contractors, designers, etc. We met Lance at the Philadelphia home show and he explained the advantages of using a design/build firm like GFA. Our project was complicated by the fact that my wife was 3.5 months pregnant and we wanted our project completed prior to the arrival of our baby. The entire GFA team understood our anxiety about completing the project on time, and pushed vendors and subcontractors to remain on schedule and complete the project before the birth of our baby. Lance came out to our home for the initial site visit and was confident and excited about the scope of our project. He took the time to walk us through what to expect and assured us that our project could be completed on time and within our budget. We initially were planning on a master bedroom/bathroom remodel, which like most projects evolved into more as we went along. The professionalism of GFA from beginning to end was unbelievable. A close family member of ours was doing a kitchen remodel with another company, and the discrepancies in our experiences were significant. This family member had envy about the organization and professionalism of GFA. Once we met with Jeff who completed the drawings for the project and signed off on the project we were full steam ahead to get the project completed as quickly as possible without compromising on quality. Within a week they had all the subcontractors to our house to submit bids for the project and construction began the first week in April. We worked very closely with Susan the interior designer throughout the entire project. She initially came to our home and immediately got a sense of our style and what we were trying to accomplish with our project. Our kick off meeting happened at the end of March and we met Bruce and Ellen who would be our project managers. They sent us a detailed schedule of what would be completed and who to expect at our house each day. They kept the site completely clean and we were able to live comfortably throughout the project without feeling like a prisoner in our own home. Bruce and Ellen were easily available and would promptly respond to any issues as they would arrive. They estimated completing the project by June 7th and we were fully moved into to our brand new bedroom, closet, bathroom by the 2nd week in June and could not be more satisfied with our project. I would highly recommend GFA to anyone considering a home remodeling project. More...

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22 May 2018

We hired Gardner/Fox after finding them at a Home Show in KOP. We were planning on renovating an entire first floor and weren’t really sure where to begin. The whole staff was great to work with from the beginning until the end, specifically Bruce and Matt who were our designated go-to and answered all of our questions or concerns. We couldn’t have asked for a better group. They were with us and guided us through the entire process up to and including the design, prints, construction and finishing touches.

Hiring GFA was absolutely the right choice for our project and made a would-be stressful gut renovation run so smoothly. We look forward to hopefully working with them again on another project in the future.
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25 October 2016

GF renovated our kitchen. Everyone we worked with was incredibly professional and pleasant to work with. We love the way the kitchen turned out and could not be happier with the work they provided!

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24 October 2016

Following an extensive renovation of our old house by Gardner/Fox in 2013/2014, we contracted with them again in 2016 to help us build a barn on our property. Gardner/Fox has coordinated all aspects of this project seamlessly thus far. They have been knowledgeable about all aspects of the work from permits and inspections to sequencing of their excellent sub-contractors. We have been pleased with their commitment to our agreements and our Garner/Fox Project Manager has been outstanding in his responsiveness and overall professionalism. While the project is still in progress, we have every confidence that Gardner/Fox will complete it on time, on budget and much to our satisfaction. More...

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10 December 2015

This was our first home renovation and we chose Gardner/Fox because of their reputation in our area, the tremendous detail in their architectural plans for our new kitchen/family room space, and because we knew the final product would be outstanding. Being novices to the world of home renovation, we relied heavily on their expertise, and our expectations were 100% met. They were courteous, conscientious, addressed every detail and/or concern, kept us constantly in the loop, stayed on schedule, and were very easy to work with during the entire renovation. They were attentive, easily reachable, quick to respond, and made the whole process so much easier, especially since we headed into our renovation knowing it would take about 2 months. Scott and Robert ran our project and they were beyond incredible - we are so appreciative of all they did to make our new space so amazing! They were both so accommodating and listened to our questions and concerns and addressed every one. We are BEYOND thrilled with the final product - and it is outstanding, just like we expected. :) Highly recommend! More...

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8 December 2015

Perfection, exceptional service, best-in-class project management and flawless craftsmanship immediately come to mind when I think of our firstever experience with Gardner/Fox. We selected them based on their terrific reputation. They exceeded our expectations. Scott, Rob and the rest of the team did an outstanding job and made or kitchen remodel, and family room upgrade an awesome experience. We are thrilled with the outcome! More...

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2 November 2015

Gardner/Fox acted as our architect, which went well, and as the general contractor, which was just OK. They excelled in coming up with a solution to a ceiling beam and a floor leveling problem but failed in leveling the ceiling causing kitchen cabinet issues. I don't think Gardner/fox ever reached out to the kitchen folks during the project. As the general contractor, I would think they should have.

There were other more minor items, for example, the washer and dryer were moved to a new room but yet the old hookups still exist.

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After I posted this review, Scott Kotcamp, our project manager from Gardner/Fox contacted me and we went over my concerns. I must say, we were thrilled to have Gardner/Fox respond right away and take care of correcting a detail that was not their responsibility. We had decided to engage a cabinet company independently of Gardner/Fox, but when faced with resolving an issue with the cabinets, the cabinet company could not. Scott took the time to review options and quickly developed a solution and took care of it. The work was completed right away and we are fully satisfied.
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13 April 2015

G/FA did a wonderful job on our rennovation and addition. First, the actual work was very well done, and G/FA follows through on each aspect of the work until it is completely finished. Second, G/FA is extremely professional from the design process through the last bill; everything in writing and agreed-upon in advance, no surprises on their end. Third, all the folks at G/FA we worked with were pleasant, friendly people--which in a multi-month project becomes an increasingly important factor. When you get the design and contract proposal from G/FA, you may think the price tag high (and you are free to shop their design around to other contractors for the build phase). And there are a lot of fish in the sea, so maybe your uncle's buddy could do the same job for less money. Who knows. But, among other things, what you get from G/FA--with all of their documenting, billing for work in place, warranty, etc.--is an essential elimination of risk. You'll sleep well at night, and the job will get done right. In this line of work, G/FA is as close to a sure thing as there is. More...

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15 December 2014

The scope of work for our project included the replacement of some larger Custom styled/size windows, replacement of our HVAC systems in the entire house and the installation of a new kitchen. The experience as a whole was great; from the design process through the construction. As with any project, issues can arise and, in my opinion, how these issues are death with is a true measure of professionals. Our 'hiccups' where handled professionally and in stride, with schedule and scope impacted minimally. More...

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3 December 2014

World Wide Stereo has been doing business on the Main Line since 1979. We have enjoyed a great relationship working with Gardner Fox over the years.
Because Gardner Fox is a "one stop", Builder Architect- it makes our job and ability to communicate much easier when working with various clients.
From the Designer's, Architects, Decorators and Project Managers clients and vendors like us get a very concise and focused group to complete a project on time and within budget. We look forward to many more years of a great relationship and combining our efforts and talents to help clients reach their expectations.
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11 September 2014

Gardner/Fox completed an entire renovation of our first floor and added livable space on the lower level. They truly transformed our space into something so beautiful and functional. They were extremely professional and easy to work with throughout the entire process - from design through the completion of construction. The project was completed on time (literally to the day) and we stayed generally on budget with any overages being our design decisions. They have a great attention to detail and keep you informed throughout every step of the process. Any issues were addressed quickly and to our complete satisfaction. We are looking forward to working with them again in 2015 for our next project! More...

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23 June 2014

Gardner Fox is one of the most professional companies in the construction business. Their knowledge of even the most intricate details blows me away on every job I've worked on with them. Their staff is unbelievable, professional, courteous, accommodating, talented, and respectful of their own staff, their clients and everyone they work with.
Every call I get to go to their job sites I look so forward to working with them again and again.
I highly recommend them for any job, large or small! You will not be disappointed!!!!!!!!
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12 June 2014

We love working with Gardner Fox ! They are top notch. They are very organized and easy to work with. We have enjoyed being on their team for years. A+++

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8 June 2014

Gardner/Fox provided complete service for my home renovation, beginning with the design phase through construction. Throughout the process everyone was a professional both in experience and conduct. After the design was chosen, and my budget had changed, Gardner/Fox went the extra mile and found ways to meet my (lower) new budget and still provide the design selected. This help continued through the construction phase when the unexpected naturally happens. Uncovered structural problems were assessed and choices were provided to solve the problem and stay on budget.
The weak link in the their service is with the interior design staff, it is difficult to schedule a common day and time. Once you are able, the service is very good and overall I am happy with my experience with this project.
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12 May 2014

Gardner/Fox is the solution for creative architectural design and construction services for any home remodeling or expansion project. They serve both residential and commercial services. It has always been a pleasure working with Gardner/Fox. We give them the highest recommendation.

Denise Grothouse
The Grothouse Lumber Company
www.glumber.com
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3 April 2014

It's been a pleasure teaming up with Gardner/Fox and Associates for well over a decade now. The projects are all dealt with proficiently and effectively. Everyone is wonderful to work with; from the knowledgeable architects and talented designer, Susan Gracki to the "on top of it all" Project Mangers. We are gracious for the opportunities to work together on projects and look forward to many more. More...

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30 January 2014

Jeff provided the fastest response I have ever experienced. The pricing was out of my range but I somewhat expected this after looking at the level of their work. When my "ship comes in" I will definitely be contacting Gardner/Fox again. More...

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18 September 2013

We had a complete basement renovation done. The basement was completely gutted and then transformed into usable space which included storage. The ceiling was raised and duct work re-routed. G/F kept us informed of any changes from the original contract and nothing was done without our review and consent. The end result is beautiful and we couldn't be happier with the design and implementation! More...

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22 August 2013

Our project was a renovation/expansion of the kitchen, renovation of two second floor baths (one a master), and the conversion of the sun porch to a fully functional sun room extension off the main living room. The resulting project was of very high quality, on budget, and only slightly behind schedule. Success with two of those three elements is very good in my view and the schedule delays had the least impact on our budget while preserving the quality of the project. The G/F architect who worked on our project provided a great solution to the porch-to-sunroom conversion and the results appears as though it was a part of the original construction (nearly 90 years ago). The on-site project lead was an excellent carpenter and craftsman, providing very creative solutions along the way which made the final result (especially in the sun room) exceed our expectations. One valuable benefit of working with Gardner Fox is the warranty. We had a couple of small thing arise that were not a big issue, but the process was incredibly easy and resolutions were provided rapidly. In fact, we were able to contract G/F to preform several small projects over the past few years and since we were using the G/F team, the quality of the work and the reliability of the estimates were a known factor. We would definitely hire G/F again and I have recommended the firm to friends and neighbors for the past 8+ years and will continue to do so. More...

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25 March 2013

Gardner/Fox renovated two bathrooms for us. One bathroom was in need of an update. The other required a redesign of the entire bathroom. We were very pleased with the project from beginning to end. We had an excellent project manager and all involved in the project were extremely respectful. They kept the non construction areas protected and cleaned all areas effected at the end of the day. The end result was two beautiful bathrooms. We plan to use them again for a future project. More...

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25 February 2013

The professionalism, expertise, and artistry displayed by the Gardner/Fox staff and craftsmen is quite extraordinary. Our relationship with G/F encompassed several major projects. The construction of our home was nothing short of breathtaking. A subsequent condominium renovation is equally impressive. From concept to completion, architect to project manager and highly skilled artisans, the experience of observing the individual and collective levels of creativity was awe-inspiring. Lastly, the customer service following project completion is first rate. There are too many people to thank for making our home and additional designs so beautiful. Nevertheless, mille graze!

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17 February 2013

Great job. GFA was organized, very clean, and for the most part remained on schedule. The best part was their prompt correction of any mistakes or misunderstandings.

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13 February 2013

We have worked with GFA on several projects at our house over the years. Last did a major family room addition in 2003 with a full kitchen remodel. We got great design work and the project made a remarkable transformation in how we use the house. We have been very pleased with the result and plan to use GFA on our next project. More...

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11 February 2013

My husband and I hired Gardner & Fox last winter to redo our kitchen. We had seen their work in other houses in our neighborhood and were very impressed with what we saw. We had a small kitchen and weren't sure what we wanted to do. They had great ideas and were able to enlarge our kitchen by changing our existing floor plan. Everyone who worked for them were polite and respectful of our home. At the end of each work day they cleaned up. We now ave a beautiful kitchen. It was such a great experience that my parents are now using them to redo a house they just bought. More...

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6 February 2013

We began working with Gardner/Fox 5 years ago when we wanted to redesign our home so it would work better with our lifestyle, and take advantage of the beautiful outdoor views. Our project resulted a complete remodel of the entire home, including 3 1/2 baths and a new kitchen. We decided to move out during the renovations, and they completed our project within their projected time frame. What impressed us was the respect and confidence the sub-contractors had in Gardner/Fox, and how responsive they were to Gardner/Fox and how considerate they were with us. The results are spectacular. The design accomplished our goals from children entertaining friends, to hosting cocktail parties, to everyday family time. The attention to details, especially interior architectural and finish elements is amazing. They were (and continue to be) extremely professional and responsive. More...

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5 February 2013

We have used Gardner/Fox for several major renovations over the past 10 years and have always been very pleased with the experience and work quality. The most recent project was a near complete renovation of a large house that included numerous unique challenges requiring customized solutions. They are an extremely professional firm that provide very personalized service and the highest quality of workmanship. They also seem to have excellent relationships withe their subcontractors, which helps expedite jobs. While this experience comes at a cost, our experience is that it is cost-effective because the quotes are accurate, the work is completed on time, the workmanship meets or exceeds expectations, and they stand behind their work. Rare errors or repairs under warranty have been addressed quickly and without any argument. More...

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30 January 2013

We came to know of Gardner/Fox by seeing the amazing work they've done on exquisite homes in our community, which led us to contact them for our project(s). Their professionalism and expertise in Architectural Design & Construction is demonstrated by the time they take to listen and understand your goals and ideas for your project, the detailed options they provide for your consideration, and the manner in which their team treats your family and home while on the jobsite.
Our projects with GFA have including bathroom renovations, interior main floor renovation including opening walls, installing hardwood flooring to match existing, matching existing moldings, installing French doors, installing recessed & accent lighting throughout the home, installing a home theater and creating additional design/plans for future projects.
Gardner/Fox is the best firm to trust with any project as they will take time to work with you before, during and after your project to ensure you are 100% pleased with their beautiful work!
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29 January 2013

Garner-Fox did our rennovation of our main bath and bedroom/family room in 2002. Two things that impressed me the most about their company versus the rest. 1.They finished the project on time and within their checklist that they updated with us on a regular basis.
2. There archictecture team far surpassed any other group that we looked at for doing our rennovation. The ideas were progressive and yet ,sometimes subtle lighting or crown molding suggestions that made our rooms desired by many of our friends that visit our home.
It's been 10 years since our work was done and it still looks like the work was done yesterday!
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28 January 2013

GFA did both the design and the build of a major two story addition to our home that included a new kitchen/family room , 2 new bedrooms, a new garage and a new deck. The design maximized the use of the space and increased the value of our home in a very efficient fashion. They did a great job managing the project and came in on-time and within budget. We were living in our home during the entire project (with 3 small children!) GFA was very easy to work with and actively worked to make it as easy on our family as possible. An example of this was temporarily relocating the stove to another room so we could continue to cook without a kitchen. They closely managed their subcontractors and they managed me with a professional project plan so that everyone knew his and her responsibilities and kept to the schedule. One of the challenges was matching the new brick with 30 year old brick and they did a great job making the new look old such that no one can tell the difference! We would use them again in a heartbeat. More...

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26 January 2013

I love being the point of contact for appliances for Gardner Fox. It is a pleasure to have a client that is so knowledgeable and stays so involved with the client from start to finish. It' great to see a happy client with a finished project that I could be a part of. I look forward to the next project! More...

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25 January 2013

Gardner/Fox is a great company to deal with, we love helping them/their clients on kitchen projects. From start to finish, the jobs are organized and streamlined. They are the model for other high-end builders and I think it shows in their final product! More...

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25 January 2013

G/F was extremely responsive to all of our questions or any issues that came up. The project was completed within the time promised. They had very good communication and weekly updates and were avaiable 24/7 if anything urgent came up. We love the results of our project and the space g/f worked on looks fantastic ! More...

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11 December 2012

We at Sterling Kitchen & Bath love being a preferred vendor with Gardner/Fox! We work well together to create beautiful dream kitchens (and baths! ) for our clients. They pay attention to the client's wants and needs, and even the smallest detail is important! The end result is always beautiful when working with Gardner/Fox Associates, Inc! More...

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13 December 2011

We did a renovation on our Wayne home about 2 years ago. Working with Gardner Fox was delightful. The project managers were all great and we met on a weekly basis to make sure everything was on schedule, whicdh it usually was. Gardner Fox uses the best subcontractors and does a great job of letting you know when everyone is coming and when the job is going to be completed. We got three bids for the job and Gardner Fox was very competitive. I cannot recommend them highly enough! More...

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12 December 2011

I've been working with Gardner Fox for about 6 years. I have used them to update my 100 year stone colonial from modernizing my basement, laundry room, changing out all my exterior windows and doors and updating my wife's dressing room. Once a project is scoped, they can complete it without the owner supervision. Though they may not be the lowest price, their quality, reliability and trustworthiness out weigh any premium you might pay.

My most recent projects with GF includes building a 5000 square foot car garage and renovating a new 8000 square foot house I just bought. In today's economy there are plenty of contractors willing to do the work I need and I'm sure most of them are okay; but when you have had the most pleasant experiences like me with a contractor, why change?

Can you imagine when you set up an appointment to meet or they commit to completing a project within a given time, they actually meet your expectations. I'm busy and need reliability in the contractors that I choose. Gardner Fox is all about commitment, good workmanship and honesty. Please feel free to contact me to further explain my satisfaction.

Thanks,
Don Brodie
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The ability to help our clients re-imagine their existing space.

We started our business because we love building things and creating wonderful spaces.

Our expertise and experience stand out among our peers. You will be working with a skilled and dedicated team.

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