Since 1974 Village Building & Restoration, LLC has been remodeling the Farmington Valley,       With attention to details and you, our client.

“Over the past 18 years, James Whittemore has performed various construction tasks at my residence in Canton, CT. These include, addition of a screened porch and roof, completion of the interior of a basement room, installation of a wood stove and chimney pipe, installation of a new kitchen, addition of a library, solarium and hot tub deck as well as numerous other miscellaneous jobs.

I have always found Mr. Whittemore to be fully capable, reliable, dependable, honest and trustworthy.

Mr. Whittemore’s workmanship and that of his subcontractors has in all cases been very good and has been completed in a timely fashion.

I recommend his services without hesitation to anyone.”

Arthur P. McGowan, Jr.

“What more can I say other than through the course of the renovation project you performed for us:

You gave us a detailed estimate sheet and stuck to your numbers.

You kept our job a priority while you were working on it, so the crew showed up every day and kept working till the job was done. You were all pretty nice guys to boot.

You hit some unexpected obstacles in marrying the new construction to the old, and we offered a few midcourse changes of our own. Both were dealt with in a fair and reasonable manner.”

“You conducted your business with care. You saw that our immediate needs were met and you followed up several times to ensure our satisfaction.

The best recommendation I can give is that I would look forward to working with you again on a construction project... I have also recommended you to friends, who have shared similar positive feedback and I will continue to do so.”

Timothy H. Foster

“Jim Whittemore has been involved in executing major construction projects for me and for several of my friends. In fact to this very day my friends continue to praise me for having recommended Mr. Whittemore. His work is imaginative, of the very highest quality, and extremely reasonable , especially when considering his expert results. He is an amenable and affable person and a true gentleman in every sense of the word. As one would expect, his crew reflects the fine quality of their boss. In short, I would never hesitate in giving Jim Whittemore my highest recommendation and, in fact, I would consider anyone who avails himself of his services to be very lucky indeed.”

Gary Karr

“From the day I contacted Village Building for the renovation of our Master Bedroom, Bath and new closet to the day it was finished, and, in fact to this day 2 years later, I have been completely satisfied with the work of the company. Jim Whittemore is an outstanding craftsman, businessman, contractor. He and his staff did a magnificent job - well thought out, well executed, using quality materials throughout.

Whenever an unexpected problem arose (in renovation there are always unexpected problems) Jim approached them creatively and optimistically and solved it well. He always kept his word. He finishes the job on time. He works quietly and neatly.”

Barbara Levin

"Thanks Jim, you were a pleasure to work with and we couldn't be happier with the way things turned out."

                                                                                                       John Roman


“Jim Whittemore and Village Building has done excellent work for us. Jim and his workers are a pleasure to have around while the work is being done. They have become friends.”

William P. Borchert

“It has been a real pleasure working with Jim and his sub-contractors in remodeling the home I purchased in West Hartford.

In each phase of remodeling Jim has carefully explained what the job would entail and how we should go about it. Each job was finished in a timely fashion and there was no difficulty in getting small things fixed on a call back. Finally, he has paid attention to detail, matching moldings and cornices with existing features in the house, and making sure what was new blended well with the old.”

Lois D. W. Arnold

“My wife and I were referred to him (Jim) by a friend of ours who had used him for a major restoration of their house. This high recommendation Mr. Whittemore received was proven absolutely accurate. Not only is the quality of his work superior but he is, in our experience, a rarity among contractors with respect to the accuracy of his estimates regarding both price and completion dates”.

Cesar Noble

“Jim is professional, neat and cares about making customers happy. I would definitely recommend him to a friend or family member”.

Debbie Johnson


" very, very pleased with my experience. Thank you for all your help."

                                                                                                   Cassie Hatfield

“Thanks for sending links to your sites. All the projects look fantastic and thanks for including ours. The Remodeleze.com site was great with the house redo. The before pictures were nice to see, especially the old kitchen. Folks can see how you can take an old farmhouse and update it into something nice, new and classy.”

Roger Worsman, New Hartford, CT. Client for more than 25 years

“Great service as always. Great results. Reliable, dependable, on time, etc. Thank you for everything. The bathroom came out great. You always do the best job.”.

Donna Stevenson, Burlington, CT. Client for more than 25 years

“Jim finished our project on time and he always responded to e mails or phone calls. The quality of the work was excellent and I would recommend him.”

Tricia Laubscher, Simsbury, CT


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Home Remodeling Contractor Serving:
Simsbury, Bllomfield, West Hartford and the entire Farmington Valley
since 1974