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"Dear Eagle Development Group,
I wanted to drop a line to you to say thanks so much for my beutiful home! I am in Chipshot Heights on Lot 6. I moved in on Novenber 20th and have been very please with the house.
Let me back up. In July, I started to make an offer on an [Eagle Model] Madrona. In the end, it sold to someone esle. I had toured the model home and really loved it. But, even more, myself and my family were so impressed by the quality of work and design of the model home. I made an offer on Lot 6, not really knowing for sure exactly what the floor plan would look like. I just knew Eagle Development Group was who I wanted to do business with.
Jenna [and the] Design Team was so helpful through the process of choosing colors, flooring, fireplace mantel and materials, kitchen and everything else. She really helped with the whole process. Upon move in, I was so happy with the way everything flowed together.
Getting to meet with Brian, the landscaper, was so great. I really love the yard! He really listened to me on the design I was hoping to have in the backyard.
Ben Criswell, the builder in charge, was really helpfiul during the walkthrough just as the elecrtical was going in. Then, when the house was ready, he gave a great final tour through the house for Heidi my daughter, Joe the realtor and myself. He wsa very helpful on how everything worked...with some great tips.
Thank you so much to everyone involved in building my top of the line home!! Haooy holidays!
"Dear Ben and Bill,
We’ve been in our beautiful house just about 3 months…and we love it. As you know we have built and designed a few homes over the last 40-50 years. But we really love this one and we want to congratulate both of you on a job well done. We were so impressed with the quality of the work and the efficiency of your crew. You have assembled a great group of guys who are both fast and good! We enjoyed watching our house go up and were always amazed at their
progress from week to week. Please thank them all from both of us.
Thank you both again for making this entire project enjoyable and greatly satisfying. Again, we love our home.
Ray and Nancy Frey"
"Today we had our final warranty walkthrough for the home that Eagle Building Company built for us over a year ago. After a year of living in this beautiful home, there were only a few minor things that needed to be fixed.
Eagle Building Company is, in my view, the finest builder on Whidbey Island. Why?
1. They build a quality home that is reasonably priced - great value!
2. They use quality building materials - nothing cheap about this home. The flooring, cabinets, windows, showers, sinks and countertops, fireplace, roofing, etc. are the finest quality and installed with great care.
3. They build a quality home in less than half the time of what other builders would take. We moved into our home in 5 months! Other builders on the island take a year or so. And, if you are borrowing to build your home, time equals money. When you save time, you save your hard-earned cash.
4. When we built our home, we had a few issues, none major, that were ironed out by peaceful discourse. Eagle Building Company’s ethics and values come from their deep Christian roots - not just an outward profession but an inward commitment to live out their values in the way they build homes and handle any issues that may come. This was refreshing!
5. We found all the staff and workers worked hard to give us exactly what we desired, a beautiful home that we would be proud of for many years to come.
Thank you, Eagle Building Company, and Ben, for building us the home of our dreams.
Dr. Paul J. Young"
"The trim got re-installed today and the shower area looks brand new! Thank you very much for the professional way this replacement job was handled. I appreciate the level of coordination displayed in getting this done in two weeks and the excellent craftsmanship all around. "
"Eagle Building and its owners Bill & Ben Criswell worked with us from our choosing of the land to the colors of the paint and cabinets -- etc. They guided us all along the way until we had our retirement home -- Just as We Wanted it to Be! It couldn't have been a better experience. Great men of their word."
Charlotte and Jane
Buying a house that does not yet exist can be unsettling. Ben, Bill, and the team at Eagle Building Company patiently built our trust while they built our house. Our home has exceeded expectations in quality, energy efficiency, aesthetics, and livability.
Vernon and Marylin Ferrel
"Erika and I purchased our first home from Eagle Building Company in their Evenstar Glenn neighborhood in 2016 and the whole process could not have been easier. We were able to customize the home to our liking as well as throw in a few upgrades. Ben and his team were very knowledgeable about the whole process. Whenever we had questions, they were answered quickly and oftentimes we would be given information and options we hadn’t even considered yet. Eagle Building kept to a very strict timeline to complete our home on-time. I would highly recommend Eagle Building Company to anyone that is looking to build, remodel, or purchase a new home. Eagle Building Company is a fair, honest, and hardworking team that will work to ensure you are completely satisfied with your home or project and we look forward to using them again in the future."
Erika and JC Smith
"I would like to thank Ben and Bill Criswell, the owners of Eagle Building and their remarkable team for constructing my home on Whidbey Island. They provided high quality workmanship coupled with beautiful interior and exterior finishes.
Although I was living out of state during the construction process, Eagle completed my home on time and within budget. They communicated frequently and provided updates, so decisions could be made quickly. When we did the final walk-through, I was overwhelmed. My new home was more than I ever imagined and everything was spotless. This made getting settled so much easier.
In today’s world, it is rare to find a company as committed to their customers as Eagle. They don’t just build a home and walk away….they care. If things need to be touched up or fixed, they make it right. Whether you are thinking about buying a new home or simply improving an existing one, consider Eagle Building…you won’t be disappointed! "
"We became acquainted with Eagle Builders after spotting one of their new homes in the Evenstar Glenn community on the REDFIN real estate website. From this site, we accessed the Eagle Building website and found more detailed information about the design of their homes at Evenstar Glenn Community, as well as the testimonials of other renovation projects done by their company.
Regarding our new home – we just love the floor plan and openness of the Hawk design. Our house was built over the summer (the dry season) in record time. The options: carpet, hardwood flooring, appliances, paint colors, tiles, and light fixtures are ample and their design experts were helpful in assisting us selecting the features which really customized our home. There was very little follow-up work to do after we took possession of our property, and we know we can go back to Eagle at any time on warranty work.
The key to working with Eagle Builders is to meet the entire Criswell family. We are extremely pleased with the quality of our new home and grateful to Eagle Builders for making our Whidbey Island dream come true!
James & Luis Martin-Cardozo
"My Husband and I bought a house from Eagle Building, when it was three fourths completed. We loved the design of the house and where it was located. The workmanship and quality was evident from the start. Ben and Bill were kind enough to make a few changes and made sure we loved the house. There are little touches in building that showed great attention to detail.
Ben and Bill were a great to deal with. We liked them so much that we let them show our home to potential buyers. We highly recommend Eagle.
We are fans,"
Kathy and David Gural
"We chose Eagle Building Company to construct our custom home because we immediately felt that they were people we could trust, and this was only proven to be true as they made our dream home a reality in 2016-2017. Going into the planning of our project we had a precise vision of how our home would look and feel. The finished product is just that and more.
The quality, craftsmanship, and details of our home are outstanding and we cannot speak highly enough of the talent Eagle Building Company employs or their carpenters. The team was always respectful to us as the homeowners and meticulous in their work. Furthermore, the leadership of Ben Criswell and Aaron Wenzek was unwavering. Even through the more difficult times of building, they pushed to keep construction moving and on budget. As a young couple with a baby on the way, deadlines and budget were everything to us. Given the integrity of Eagle Building Company; we were able to meet both. We are now settled into our home with our newborn daughter and life feels like a dream. The team members of Eagle Building Company have become our friends and it is our pleasure to recommend them. "
Dallas and Becky Kathan
Dear Eagle Building Company,
"We would like to thank everyone involved at Eagle Building for the wonderful job on our new home. It is not often these days to find a company that has the integrity and fortitude to get projects done on time, on schedule, and on budget! Our construction site saw its share of challenges and we felt like Eagle Building and the whole team walked along side us guiding us through and pressing forward. We found our time and energy in building our home to be a learning and bonding experience, not only did Bill and Ben stick with us through hard times they helped us see our dream come to fruition!
We may have built a beautiful home on the majestic Whidbey Island but more importantly we have gained a group of friends that we consider family. We look forward to many years in our home and future work with Eagle Building."
Chad and Kim Smith
"We had the opportunity to work with Eagle in building a fine home on Whidbey Island during 2016 and 2017. The excellent quality of workmanship and finish, along with superior attention to detail make Eagle an excellent choice for the home buyer in search of a home in any class or style. Specializing in modern Craftsman style, the team at Eagle offers expertise in models that accurately reflect that ideal.
From exterior options like siding and windows to gable details, Eagle offers a comprehensive set of choices available to the most discerning customer.
The interior of Eagle homes are as impressive as the exterior. A wide range of high quality finishes are available, even of their “standard” variety.
Relationship and value are hallmarks of the Eagle brand. Open communication is easy with the team and there is a willingness to help resolve any concerns and problems that might arise as a project is being completed.
The whole team at Eagle work well to complement each other in their pursuit of fine home building. Ben and Bill are the face of Eagle and are responsive and receptive to customer inputs and concerns. Office staff is responsive and eager to be of assistance.
Overall customers of Eagle will be very satisfied with the home built in terms of quality and design."
Bruce and Kris Gallagher
"To Whom It May Concern,
It is my sincere pleasure to provide a written recommendation on behalf of Eagle Building Company. Mr. Criswell was the general contractor for our residential repair project on Whidbey Island. My husband and I had no prior working relationship with Eagle Building Company, but Mr. Criswell came highly recommended by friends of ours.
The project scope involved repair to our main residence, two accessory buildings, and site fencing on the property, all damaged during a storm in the winter of 2015. After our first introductory phone call, Mr. Criswell committed to the project and accommodated us in his schedule. He was instrumental in immediately providing the necessary coordination with our insurance company by meeting with the adjuster on-site to review scope and pricing. Because of his efforts, Mr. Criswell pushed the project forward so that repairs could start in early 2016.
It goes without saying, we couldn't be more pleased with Eagle Building Company's work. Mr. Criswell and his crew's focused professional approach and dedication to completing our project on time and within budget, were refreshing. Ben Criswell and Scott Justus' strong leadership skills complimented by an energetic and talented crew, were deeply appreciated. The quality of work performed, effectiveness of communications, responsiveness to our needs and concerns, and timeliness of performing the work, made the project successful. It was very clear from commencement of work through to completion of the project, that Eagle Building Company was an exceptional general contractor.
Perhaps the best recommendation that can be given on anyone's behalf is the expression of gratitude and satisfaction upon completion of a project. Eagle Building Company deserves your every consideration."
Janine Moss, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Moss Wong Associates
"We couldn't be happier with the dream home that Ben and Bill built for us on Whidbey Island. This was our first new construction experience and Eagle made the process one where we were full participants in the design and decisions. Ben and Bill took all the time necessary to make sure we knew our options and their design sense and commitment to quality helped us to incorporate elements we hadn't thought of. Most importantly, Ben and Bill are utterly trustworthy, kept within timelines and budget, and did much more than build us a house—they invested their skill in constructing a home!"
Brad Portin & Mark Wicks
"Eagle Building Company is the finest homebuilder ever. This isn’t even a slight exaggeration. We recently completed a six-month renovation with them and recommend Eagle at the highest level. My partner and I have experienced at least a dozen construction and renovation projects in our lives. Some were positive, and others, well, not so much. Eagle is in a class by itself. They don’t just write slogans, they live out of their stated mission and vision: Relational Integrity, Value Engineering, Building Dreams, delivering completed projects of the utmost quality, holding themselves to the highest levels of quality and performance in every phase of construction.
When we found our dream home in Coupeville, the location exceeded our expectations. Private, surrounded by trees, beautiful water and mountain views, more eagles and cows as neighbors than people. We wanted proximity to all that Seattle offers but a serene, spiritually uplifting place to call home. The original house was more of a bad dream than a dream home, having not been maintained in many years and having been vacant for several. We joke that the Brady Bunch reunion could have been filmed in the existing home…but they would have had to walk gingerly upstairs due to the rotted support beam! Our project lead Scott Justus was on site every day for over six months, conducting a team of exemplary trade professionals like the maestro of a great symphony: plumbers, electricians, roofers, window installers, siding installers, painters, floor installers and finishers, sheet rockers, tile masons, cabinet fabricators, granite installers, and others too numerous to mention, all professionals at the top of their game.
Attention to every small detail is everywhere in our completely remodeled home. Within the Eagle website, you will see before and after photos, and if they weren’t paired, you wouldn’t recognize the transformation of our ugly duckling into a sophisticated, open, light-filled Pacific Northwest Swan. The new dormer in the sun-filled upstairs great room, the many added windows, re-engineered interior spaces, beautifully crafted trim and soffits, custom bookcases, wrapped beams, gorgeous closet and interior doors, spacious bathrooms with heated floors, glassed walk-in showers and soaking tubs, handsome granite and custom designed chef's kitchen, gleaming wood floors, dramatic entry doors and signature foyer lighting, glass paneled balcony and hand-crafted deck invite all the beautiful mountain and water views in throughout our home.
Working with Ben, Scott, and Ben’s very creative and talented dad Bill, we collaboratively discussed every aspect of the project, which resulted in an incredible synergy. All of this took place with us living over 3,000 miles away and having only a handful of face to face meetings. Scott communicated with us daily including texts and pictures, often coming up with ideas on the fly to make the space more user friendly and aesthetically pleasing. Accent lights added to the lighting plan, a larger upstairs master bath, a linen closet replaced by a bonus study with a window to the mountains and a vaulted ceiling all resulted from the dynamic communication among all of us. Ben supervised the project with a detailed eye toward timing, cost-containment (we made it hard on him at many points and he pushed back hard to save us money!), and kept us updated with weekly status calls throughout the project. We all felt like a team and together we celebrated the beautiful results. We can’t say enough about how much Scott’s commitment to our dream home becoming a reality meant to us. He treated our home as if it was his own every step of the way. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the investment of heart, soul, and incredible talent Scott brought to our project, and that he and the Eagle team would bring to yours.
So you can stop your due diligence now. Choose Eagle Building for your project, and you will have a dream home and make connections with some of the finest people you will ever meet!"
Michael McGarry and JrGang Cheng
"We hired Eagle Building Company at the recommendation of Rich's Spa after seeing a sample of their work in their showroom. Ben Criswell, owner, was courteous and professional from my first phone call. Ben came to our home and listened to what we wanted in a deck. He listened before making any suggestions. After hearing our concept he offered some minor suggestions that improved the quality of the deck to better meet our needs.
We had a specific deadline for our deck to be completed because of a graduation party. Ben was very sensitive to our timeline and considerate of our need. Ben went out of his way to make the necessary changes to his schedule to meet our deadline. Our party was a success using our new deck with everyone complimenting the quality of work. Ben's work crew was professional, non-intrusive and maintained a clean work environment. They made sure at the end of the day their work area was clean and set aside so we could still enjoy our yard.
The thing I appreciated most about Ben and his company was his honesty and integrity.
He takes pride in his work and makes sure the details are not overlooked. If things need to be fixed he takes care of them without question in a timely manner. We are complimented on the deck when anyone comes to our home and we have and will continue to recommend Ben to our family and friends."
Ron and Angela Bettencourt
"To potential clients:
We originally hired Eagle Building in 2013 to replace the second floor deck on our home to correct building mistakes made by the original home builder. Ben was quick to respond with a quote and shared his expert advice. Once we contracted, Ben and his team got to work and completed the deck sooner than we had expected and within the budget quoted.
The level of craftsmanship and attention to detail is expert and beyond expectations! Since Fall of 2013 we have hired Ben and his team to do several different home projects for us. With each project we have been treated as if we were their only customer and the work has been completed with masterful quality workmanship. Eagle Building is like family. We appreciate your work and are happy to recommend Eagle Building to potential clients."
Tammy Ray and Rick Evans
"We contracted for a complete deck rebuild and Ben Criswell and his dad have been great to work with. They listened to our needs, made relevant suggestions before, during and after construction and, treated us as if we were their only customers.
The level of detail and craftsmanship was far above my expectations. The deck turned out beautifully!!! For example, all cuts were arrow straight, joints and spacing were even and consistent from one end of the deck to the other, all screws were countersunk to the same depth, all horizontal surfaces are completely level and vertical members are plumbed true.
In short our new deck is once again functional, rock-solid and a true work of art!"
A Very Happy Customer
"To everyone who says construction must be a stressful and difficult undertaking, we can only say, 'Put yourself in Eagle Building's hands.' Our experience with Eagle Building Company was outstanding, and we can't thank them enough for our beautiful, distinctive new deck.
From the beginning, it was clear that customer satisfaction was a tip priority at Eagle Building Company. They listened to our wishes and needs, then created a deck design that was not only pleasing and functional, but also fit our budget. During the building phase, their skilled crew was on time, professional, clean, and courteous. Every phone call we made to them, or email we sent, was promptly and kindly returned. Even though our deck certainly wasn't a major project, by construction standards, Eagle Building Company treated us as if we were your most important clients.
Ultimately, the true test of a builder is how he/she handles those unexpected challenges. When the stone tile for our deck arrived, looking far different from the sample we selected, Eagle Building jumped into action. They went out of their way to travel to Tacoma to return the tile, inspect the new shipment to be sure it was up to par, and transport the tiles to our home. Now that is customer care!
We never expected construction to be a pleasant experience, but with Eagle Building Company, we know it can and should be. It is our pleasure to highly recommend them to anyone seeking an honest, meticulous, and quality builder for their construction needs."
"I am so happy with the home you are building for me. The crew at Eagle Building Company, and all the workmen, are fine craftsmen and do excellent work. They are a joy to work with. Work and progress has been steady and on time. I am also happy that there have been no surprises in terms of cost. All in all, this is the biggest and most pleasant construction project I have every encountered.
I am particularly happy with the time and effort Eagle Building Company has spent with me in planning, advising, and being there when I had questions and concerns that needed to be addressed. They were always available and reachable, I like that! Their knowledge, honesty, and integrity give me great comfort in this whole process!
Eagle Building Company will be the first company I'll call with any other construction needs that may arise. Thanks Ben, and thank you Bill, you guys are great!"
"In the middle of December 2007, Ben Criswell of Eagle Building Company called me to let me know that Trex had agreed to replace our deck, which was under a 25 year warranty. One of Ben's employees was on site the same day, and started to remove the original Trex deck, which was initially laid in 2004, when our house was built
I want to express my sincere thanks to Trex for designating Eagle Building Company to be the contractor for my project, and many more. The quality of workmanship was some of the best that I have encountered. Ben's employee, Rick, was first quality, and displayed an experienced knowledge, that I have not often seen, of dismantling the old deck and installing the new Trex deck. Rick's comment to me was, "If you are to begin and finish a project, complete that project as if you were completing for yourself."
Our old deck was built by a very talented contractor, but the finished product installed by Eagle Building Company was on a level that I seldom see."
Camano Island, Washington
"We are absolutely thrilled with our Eagle-Built home! The Criswell's remained dedicated to accommodating our needs in terms of budget and design, all the while advising us based on their considerable experience and insight. Throughout the entire project, we felt as if we were in partnership with Eagle Building Company for the purpose of creating the best possible product that would suit our needs, and meet their standards of excellence."
"I have enjoyed doing business with Eagle Building Company since June of 2009, when they bid to completely rebuild the deck of our beach home. While I obtained many bids for this job, both Ben and Bill Criswell, displayed far more working knowledge and interest in the job, consulting me about what I wanted and working with me to get it done. Their work was completed in a very professional manner and ahead of schedule, leaving me with a clean job site and a beautiful new deck.
Due to their excellent communication skills and extensive experience in construction work, I opted to have Eagle Building bid for a complete remodel of two bathrooms as well as our kitchen. They were quick to meet with me to discuss the projects before we agreed on the work. These projects were all beautifully done and completed in a timely manner.
Having worked with many sub-contractors directly, I recognized the skill, honesty, and excellent work ethic in Ben and Bill Criswell. I would not hesitate to recommend Eagle Building Company for home construction projects.
Were you to consider Eagle Building Company for your home construction project(s), you would not be disappointed."
Diane R. Hinz