AMAZING! At the very first meeting with Chris he listened and we made my wish list, which he referred to many times over the many months he worked on my house. He “got” it from the get go and knew just what I wanted so we could work as a team. I asked him to be the GC, so that the little things were not something I had to worry about. When it was major we discussed but otherwise, it was his show.
What a show it turned out to be. Certainly better than I anticipated or that could have been done by any old remodeler for sure. My house became his which makes ALL the difference in the world. There was truly vested interest and care. Work was done efficiently and effectively and there was clean up EVERY night before leaving the project which was much much appreciated.
I moved into my house a year ago and bought it really for the property. I now have a house that I
LOVE and is not only comfortable but a show piece. Not one person has come in without asking who did it all. I may as well have Sidney Enterprise cards in my foyer!!Chris and Jeff are a creative team and the details are what make the difference. Look at their website and my master bath is the first picture. Yes, I feel like I am going to the spa everyday! Obviously I recommend without reservation.
I found Sidney Enterprises eight months into a year-long home renovation. During our kitchen remodel, our cabinet designer had recommended them for the install. Their attention to detail and quality of work during the install led to additional requests for their services. They ultimately became responsible for the entire kitchen remodel and did a remarkable job. Chris and Jeff are responsive, reasonably priced, listen to the homeowner’s requests and make great recommendations based on the vision for the project. Two distinguishing factors from previous contractors I’ve used is that they take a broad view of a project before starting, rather than treating it as something that simply needs to be finished. This saved time and money in the long run and the results showed the pride they take in their work. Second, after they start they focus on every small detail. For instance, they recommended and installed an extra trim piece to make the cabinetry perfectly encase the refrigerator.
The kitchen came out better than I anticipated. The remodel was challenging and included the removal of a pantry, installing cabinets to the ceiling along uneven walls, plumbing the dishwasher and installing the faucet, installing a range hood that required additional duct work, and installing and grouting a back splash. Notably, the project involved significant electrical work that neither my electrician nor my appliance installers seemed capable of mastering. Because of the scope of this home renovation and the amount invested, prior to finding Sidney Enterprises I used Angie’s List and tried to find the best electrician/ plumber/ contractor/ framer/ painter to handle each project. As I used Sidney Enterprises for more of the projects, I began to realize they were outperforming the “best” I had found on Angie’s List. Instead of trying to coordinate a number of contractors’ schedules, I coordinated with Chris and Jeff and knew that I was getting the best for each facet of the project.
Over the last eight months, I have used 21 contractors and would put Sidney Enterprises at the top of that list.
June 2016 – Carol Bailey
Chris, Alan & Craig were all very helpful & professional. Chris brought samples to our home to choice tile etc. Very helpful!
January 2016 – Kathy Russell
Chris came and looked at the job that I wanted done. Work is scheduled to start in Feb. 2016. Seemed to be a very nice & knowledgeable fellow. We came up with ideas that will work for him and me.
January 2016 – Lynne Rio
We had a complete kitchen remodel done which ended up being a kitchen, dining and Laundry room remodel. We were very satisfied with the work done by Sidney Enterprises. The work was performed above our expectations and completed on time. We would have no problems recommending Chris and his staff and would use them again in the future.
September 2015 – David Skocik
We recently purchased a much older home in Clarke County that was in dire need of a new kitchen. We hired Chris Cardinale and Sidney Enterprises after receiving estimates from a number of local contractors because of his experience, his understanding of our wants and needs, his reasonable estimate, and his ability to translate our vision into our dream kitchen. We selected the perfect general contractor? Chris and Sidney Enterprises did an incredible job!
The work started on time and stayed on schedule in spite of bad weather and ?unforeseen circumstances? that are expected in a home this old (Pre-1770)! The job was to build an entire new kitchen addition that needed siding, a new porch, windows, and stone foundation. The job also included removal of the old kitchen walls (thick plaster with on-site made bricks behind the plaster as insulation), floors and ceilings, installing a new foundation, removal of a load-bearing wall and the installation of an unobtrusive support system, and state of the art plumbing and electric systems. Following this, Chris met us several times on the weekend to pick out the cabinets and marble countertops and gave us great advice on those. Chris communicated with us during every step of this renovation ? he kept us updated on the progress and made sure that we were aware of and understood any problems or issues that had come up ? with recommendations on how to best address them.
Another area where we were really impressed with Chris and his crews were their efforts to maintain the look and feel of our older home by using materials and techniques that closely matched the original. They reused the original wood, etc. when possible and worked with mills in the local area to source and re-use other wood. The final results, as you can see in the attached pictures, are breathtaking.
Remodeled a very dated kitchen with old plumbing and electric. In essence, this resulted in a new addition that included the kitchen, siding, a new porch, windows, and a stone foundation in a house that predates 1770.
September 2015 – Christopher Rappa
When work was done Owner came out to inspect the work to make sure it up to his standards.
September 2015 – Becky Jones-Pierce
Chris emailed us via Angie’s List after the review regarding missing the appointment and not following through was posted. He did arrive on time and gave us our quote within 24 hours.
April 2015 – Emmanuel Amankrah
They finished my basement. Full bath, media room and a storage room. It went fine.
December 2014 – Melissa Rohrer
Chris tiled our kitchen backsplash, installed a garbage disposal, removed some cabinets and painted. He was wonderful to work with and was always on time and extremely professional I would definitely use him again and would recommend him to anyone.
December 2014 – Rich Baughman
They had a nice website and the estimator was very personable. He got the estimate back to us within 2 weeks of visiting our home.
March 2014 – Melissa Rohrer
Chris was great to work with. He was very professional and always punctual which is difficult to find anymore in a contractor. Although the total job was only about 3 or 4 days, he kept in contact with me to insure I was up to date on the progress and in the evenings he would follow up to receive feedback on the project. I would certainly recommend Chris to anyone needing any type of home repair. You can’t find people nowadays like him or his assistant who was extremely polite and courteous.
March 2015 – C. Ballen
Cavalier Kitchens has had a working relationship with Sidney Enterprises for years. We are always happy to recommend them to install the cabinets we supply. Chris is very professional and easy to work with. The last job we just completed in an old historic house turned out beautiful beyond our expectations. I would hire them in a heartbeat.
June 2016 – Tommy Gwinner
Sidney Enterprises replaced a load bearing beam outside of our house that had rotted. They were fast, friendly, reasonably priced, and the new beam actually looks like a show piece!! They exceeded our expectations, we will definitely look to them for future projects.
January 2019 – Alan Rodgers
Recently retired, my husband and I bought a house in Winchester that was perfectly stuck in the mid-80s. While the bones of the house were solid and the views spectacular, the house was in desperate need of updating. Enter Chris Cardinale and the Sidney Enterprises team. Within days of visiting the property, Chris outlined a thorough 2-phase work plan and budget. He communicated with us regularly throughout the entire process so there were no surprises, ever. This was a huge plus for us as we were out of state for a few weeks during renovation. The crew took down two walls connecting the kitchen with the rest of the living area allowing for the expansion of the center island; turned the desk area into a bar; re-arranged and painted the existing wooden cabinets; converted a 1/2 bath into a full bath by removing the larger of two pantry closets; and reduced the size of a walk-in closet to accommodate a double sink in the master bath. It would have been easy to “go to town” on this renovation, but the changes Chris made were enough to make the space truly functional (and aesthetically appealing) for entertaining our large family. We have renovated several houses, and this experience was one of the best. Even the punch list items were completed in a timely manner. Working with Chris and Sidney Enterprises was pleasant enough that we are actually looking forward to Phase 2, which will be all about dressing up the front exterior so the house looks good both inside and out.
March 2018 – Anne Weber
We used Sidney Enterprises for a master bathroom remodel. Caroline (designer) gave us some unique ideas (that I wouldn’t have thought of myself) that I appreciated. Everyone was pleasant to work with and communicated well. Job was completed in a timely manner. I would recommend Sidney Enterprises for the professionalism and quality of work.
May 2018 – Anne M.
Sidney did our wet bar and TV entertainment ctr. We are very happy with the work and the end product is beautiful! Chris, Caroline, and Arriane were great to work with from design to final product selections. They are creative and patient. David and the construction team did quality construction and were responsive to issues during the build process. For example, they found cabinet flaws and insisted on having replacements to ensure a perfect end result.
June 2019 – K. Kerns
Sidney enterprises saved us so much time and therefore money, Caroline and Chris are both so awesome to work with. My boyfriend and I are doing a flip house we call the “condemned Cutie” and we needed a direction for the floor plan and design. Caroline and Chris came up with an amazing design to maximize the space, and really give this cutie a modern feel! We are about 4 weeks from complete and it is looking amazing!
August 2018 – Lisa Cobb
I was very pleased with the shower remodeling job in our master bathroom. Sidney Enterprises was professional and did an excellent job. The high quality was well worth the expense. I highly recommend them.