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We purchased a new construction home in Needham, MA from Garret and Sara Federow in summer of 2020. Throughout the build process, they were a pleasure to deal with – very responsive and with great perspective. They are both extremely professional and perfectionists at what they do. Refer to the highlights below:
QUALITY – You can tell Garrett has been doing this a long time. He really thinks of everything and makes tweaks along the way to ensure everything is just right. This includes major items, like the placement of water, sewage, and gas systems/manifolds — to moderate items such as the placement of a gas rough in for the grill — to smaller finishes such as the trim work around toilet water supply lines.
TIMELINESS – Our house was in construction during the COVID-19 crisis and during that time, he was able to maintain an on-track schedule and secure all products needed to complete the property. In fact, we actually closed ~1 month early.
RESPONSIVENESS – During the build process, both Garrett and Sara were extremely responsive, we met on zoom multiple times throughout the build process (we were remote) and were able to make key decisions quickly. Every decision we made was implemented based on our specifications
FINISHES & DESIGN – Both Sara and Garrett helped us immensely in this area. As noted above, our build occurred during the COVID-19 crisis. As such, most retail outlets were closed and we were unable to look at tile/hardware/countertops in person. They worked with us to understand our style preferences and provided multiple idea options for us to consider. We are thrilled with the selections we made and how they helped inform the finishes in the house.
We have been in the house now for about 3 months and have fallen in love with it. I am in contact with Garrett regularly with various questions and he has been great in providing guidance/information where needed. I would very much recommend engaging with Federow Development.
Garrett is thorough, competent, insightful, hardworking and fair. We have enjoyed working with him. He completed a custom design tear down and complete rebuild new house with several changes on budget. The workmanship is excellent. We also thought all of his team (tradesmen) were easy to work with and had a high quality standard for their work. His deep experience and insights were helpful to help us avoid costly mistakes and select the best value with so many options available.
We hired Federow Development to take over our custom-build in Needham in the middle of construction, after our first contractor went out of business. The deck was stacked against Garrett and his team… it was not a straight-forward design, the crews had been inactive for two months, and there were groundwater issues with the site. Yet Garrett exceeded our expectations and completed the build nearly on-time to the original schedule, and within budget. He worked closely with the architect to ensure every element of the house was just right, and he also welcomed our frequent visits to the site to provide our own input and guidance – one of our fond memories was Garrett and his team welcoming us and a friend on a lunch break around our future kitchen island (just a plywood table at the time). He even solved the nasty groundwater problem by designing and installing an intricate drainage system – we have not had a drop of water in the basement since moving in. Through the process, he won our trust and friendship. We cannot recommend Garrett highly enough for what he built for us… a beautiful home that we take immense pride in every day.
We would work with them again and highly recommend their work.
We could not be happier with the home that we purchased from Federow Development. Not knowing Garrett until touring our new home, we were immediately impressed by the attention to detail, quality of the construction, and enthusiasm for his craft. We did not view a single house that came close to the amenities that Federow Development provided. Throughout the next year, Garrett and his crew were frequently in touch and took care of the punch list and beyond. Ultimately, we put our trust in Federow Development, and they delivered. We are fortunate to find our new home, and we could not more strongly recommend Federow Development in the Needham area.
We purchased a house built by Federow Development in Needham, MA, and it is absolutely perfect! Garrett does incredibly high quality work, and was very responsive to our needs throughout. He continues to help with the finishing touches even after we’ve moved in! We couldn’t be happier working with Federow Development, and highly recommend them!
Moved into my absolutely beautiful new construction home July, 2021 and could not be happier .. They were great to work with, very professional, would highly recommend!
We had a great experience working with Federow. They built us a gorgeous new home. The process was seamless, and working with the Federow’s was a joy. They are professional, and very knowledgeable. They completed our house on time during the pandemic! A year later, we are still happy with our choice. If we were to do it again, we’d hire Federow in a heart beat!
My wife and I could not be more happy with our new home and the whole experience during construction. Garrett, Sara and the team around them are incredible. They take tremendous pride in their work, they’re personable and just absolute pros at what they do. I’d strongly recommend them to anyone considering a new build or major renovation.
We purchased our home from Federow Development and I highly recommend Garrett Federow and his company, Federow Development for any new construction home or renovation. Our home was under construction when we went entered into a purchase contract and 7 months later as promised, our home was completed on time. Garrett and his team worked with our family to customize every element of our home. Garrett is so detailed, smart, patient and knowledgeable. He is not just a builder, but he understands every element of home construction, style and design. He helped me customize my kitchen and even made us a custom oven hood to create the look of a magazine photo I had from Architectural Digest. Garrett worked to bring in some European appliances which made installation more challenging for his team – but he was willing to take it on. He worked with me to make my exterior patio larger than the original size spec’d. Garrett took down walls from the original floor plan when we asked. He showed me by example, what certain elements would look like in our home by bringing us to see other homes he was building in town. He helped me choose and price out appliances. Garrett brought us into his home to show us examples of work that he has done for himself. There was no question that Garrett or his team left unanswered. Whether you are hands on like me and like to be involved in every decision or you are looking for a a company who can make decisions for you, I highly recommend Federow development.
We have had very bad experiences with builders in the past, and Garrett was really a breath of fresh air for us. He is the only builder we will ever use from this point on, and my wife and I both give him our highest possible recommendation.
Garrett @Federow Development came recommended to us from a friend for our basement renovation. He was building the house at the end of our street and also lives in Needham so I was confident in selecting him. His estimate was very fair and he started/completed all work according to schedule.
We had a good idea of what we wanted, but offered suggestions that I’m glad we listened to. The quality of work and responsiveness throughout the project was excellent. I have dealt with numerous contractors having owned many properties and I can say that Garrett has unequivocally been the best to work with.
Garrett was amazing in helping us design our new home. Every technical and aesthetic question/request was answered and addressed. Garrett’s tremendous experience and knowledge made the building and completion of our home very straightforward, and he continues to help and engage with us to ensure continued satisfaction. Federow Development gets an A+ in my book.
One happy client even made us this amazing video. Thank you, Mark!