Overwhelmingly, the first thing that comes to mind when I think about Rick is integrity. It embodies his entire ethos and outlook. From the outstanding team he hires and those with whom he contracts, the way he conducts business with all parties, the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail he expects, to the genuine care he shows for all his current and former clients, he is a dream to work with. No matter the project size, I could not recommend anyone more strongly than I do Rick. I'd trust him with my life!
Our firm has worked with Rick Brauchler Jr and Co. on several home renovation projects, and they were all completed with wonderful results. Rick is extremely easy to work with and understands the importance of good communication and teamwork. He has proven to be a great partner throughout the entire process from pricing to punch list. Rick is always willing to listen to new ideas and provides knowledgeable insight on best construction practices. He manages all aspects of the project with a capable and conscientious team carpenters and of sub-contractors His crew is knowledgeable and very professional and wouldn’t hesitate recommending Rick and his team.
Hope Proctor, Proctor Architects, LLC
Point One Architects has been working with Rick for almost twelve years. He is one of our "go to" builders. Rick is a smart, conscientious, honest person, his crew are the same. We have worked with Rick on home renovations and new home construction, he has always brought the job in on budget and on time. He is a great communicator with us and his clients, keeping homeowners aware of costs and schedule and POA of challenges that need addressing. Rick and his crew are quality builders never taking a shortcut.
I have only the highest recommendations for this company.
Point One Architects
At the recommendation of my architect, I engaged Rich Brauchler of Rick Bruchler, Jr. & Co. in May of 2019 to oversee the demolition and reconstruction of my home.
My family built a waterfront summer cottage in 1928. The house had a lot of sentimental value, but to winterize it and meet all the new hurricane codes, I decided to demolish it and start over, while retaining some of the original feeling and details. Rick was incredibly sensitive in understanding my feelings and priorities. He found a way to reuse all of the glass door knobs and the cast iron tub, kitchen and bathroom sinks. Most incredibly, the fieldstone fireplace was taken down stone by stone and rebuilt exactly as it was.
My experience with Rick was could not have been better. He was totally transparent regarding the price of my project and partnered with me on every aspect of the build. I was able to save significant money by choosing exterior doors recommended by Rick rather than the alternative in the original drawings.
Similarly, he helped me save $10,000 on my choice of hardware flooring. Rick and his crew are unfailingly professional, extremely detailed, and very caring. He always kept me fully informed of the progress being made and what to expect next. One of my neighbors owned his
own construction company and commented how clean the worksite is kept, and how aII of the subcontractors work so well together. This is all due to Rick's leadership.
I highly recommend Rick for any project. He is thoroughly knowledgeable in the building trades and the restrictive shoreline building codes. He has established, excellent working relationships with the local building authorities. His calm and open-minded approach to the project is so and refreshing. My project will be completing in the exact time frame I anticipated. And, I have gained a friend for life.
We hired Rick Brauchler, Jr. & Co. LLC to tear down our summer cottage and build a year-round permanent home. From the initial phase — conception of the project — to the final stage — moving into our dream home — we couldn't have been happier. Rick is a consummate professional. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of building. He expertly coordinated the project, serving as the interface among various town agencies, the architect, the engineers, Eversource, the Water Company and all of the many subcontractors. Budgeting was accurate and completely transparent.
At times, some decisions become overwhelming. Rick used his expertise to gently guide us in the right direction, always to our satisfaction. His crew is top-notch-professional, conscientious, friendly and approachable. Through no fault of Rick's our build was not an easy one. There were unfortunate disruptions and headaches. Another person may have walked away, but Rick stuck by us, going to meetings he didn't have to go to and dealing with people he shouldn't have had to deal with in order to resolve the issues. We are forever grateful. Rick lives by his word. Look no further for a company that provides total satisfaction and quality construction. You won't be sorry.
Dave and Celeste
We are so glad we chose Rick Brauchler, Jr. & Co. LLC, as our builder. Our project consisted of a large-scale renovation, including a new addition. Rick and his team made our dream come true, and we love our new home! We appreciate all the time and effort Rick put into working with us throughout the process. While it can be stressful, the time he spent with us as we worked through multiple budgets and decisions made the whole experience easier and enjoyable.
Rick’s expertise in the construction process was invaluable, as was his patience and courtesy. This extended to his team as well. They are highly-skilled, professional, and were very accommodating. Every suggestion from them along the way resulted in a better and more efficient design. We were also pleased with the professional service and quality installations from Rick's subcontractors. We highly recommended Rick to our friends and family; he exceeded our expectations every step of the way. Thank you again, Rick.
Eric & Pauline
When we embarked upon the daunting task of rebuilding a home, Point One Architects had arranged meetings for us with several builders. Rick Brauchler became our clear and obvious choice. Not only did he budget for every detail, he was always one step ahead. If we would call or email to remind him of some detail, his response invariably was: "already done!".
Rick has a team of artisans with incredible attention to detail. Visit any of the homes they have built and you are instantly drawn to the clean, precise and careful construction. His infectious passion for his projects is instilled in his team, who's professionalism and demeanor made a
complex process much less stressful.
We can't say enough about Rick, not only as a builder, but as a person. He is one of the good ones with high standards and principles. We are happy not only to have had him as our builder, but also to have him as our friend.
Liz & Jack
Old Saybrook, CT