Testimonials

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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.

Aaron Shapiro

Needham, MA, New Construction Home

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.

Becky

Wellesley, MA, New Construction

We purchased a home built by Federow Development in May of 2015, and had the opportunity to work with the team to select finishes in the several months before closing. We were pleased with Federow Develpment’s focus on quality, attention to detail, open communication, flexibility, and responsiveness. We’ve been in the house for a month now, and couldn’t be more pleased. I would highly recommend this team to anyone looking to purchase or build a home in Needham.
Katie

Needham, MA, New Construction

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.
Christopher Harris

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!

Jamie

Needham, MA, New Construction

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.

Sean

Needham, MA, New Construction

The Federow group was a wonderful team to work with. The project took roughly 5 1/2 months to build a new house. They adapted to the changes that we would make throughout the process and the quality of the work was superior. The subs that they hired were on time and were efficient in getting the work completed in a timely manner. They paid special attention to building an energy efficient house that met all of today’s standards. I would recommend them for any project.
Lisa

Needham, MA, New Construction

Federow Development led every aspect of a compete interior demolition and re-model of a 1920s home. They respected the authenticity of the older fa?ade of the home while completely building the house new on the inside. Every detail from working with the architect and surveyors, the steel, and structural components, to the end product of high quality molding, built-ins and modern systems were installed. This company is professional, smart, trustworthy, accurate with their time-lines and budgeting, efficient with sub-contractors, ethical, and very good at what they do. I high recommend them for a re-model or complete new build.
Lauren

Needham, MA, Whole House 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.
Stephanie Meininger

Garrett Federow is, by far, the best builder we have ever worked with. It was clear he was our kind of guy right from the start because he described to us all of the things he does in building a house that add quality, but are not necessarily visible to the untrained eye. He finished our house in less than 6 months (sooner than promised), and with no unexpected expenses. He kept us informed throughout the process, and was always fair. We are extremely happy with the finished product, both from a design and a quality standpoint. Our local gas company ranks us against similar houses for gas use, and we came in first out of 100 comparisons! (lowest gas use of any similar sized house in the area). We have been living in the house for 1 1/2 years now, and Garrett is still responsive if we call him and ask for assistance with minor problems.

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.

Ross

Needham, MA, New Construction

We bought a Federow-built home last year and have been quite happy. We love the exterior architectural features. The quality of craftsmanship is also evident throughout the interior. As other homebuyers have noted, Garrett has great style and attention to detail. He is an asset to his profession and I highly recommend his development firm.
Brian

Needham, MA, New Construction Resale

We purchased our home from Federow Dev about two years ago and couldn’t be happier. Garrett was easy to work with and has a true talent for attention to detail. More importantly, they stayed on schedule!
Kim

Needham, MA, New Construction

Federow Development built our 4500 sq. foot home in 2011. They broke ground in July 2011, promised us it would be done in mid-December 2011 and completed it a week early. Garrett and Wally are trustworthy, knowledgeable, and efficient builders who care about their projects and the surrounding neighborhood. They are sensitive to the aesthetics, the cost, and the functionality of each home they build. We are thrilled with our home.
Kristen

Needham, MA, New Construction

Garrett was easy to work with, responsive and a pleasure to work with. He offered great expertise and advice and worked hard to make the experience a very positive one. Garrett has a great sense of style and is knowledgeable and practical. I cannot say enough great things about him and his crew, who were all amazing and respectful.
Megan

Westwood, MA, Master Bath Renovation

We purchased a home from Federow Development while it was still under construction and worked with them on all of the finishes until the day we moved in and afterwards. They were fantastic to work with as they really care about the quality of their construction and always strived to make us happy. I’m an interior designer and so had more specific requests than others might have had and they never balked when I wanted a crazy number of paint colors or special stain for the floors. After construction they were happy to help us with any questions or problems that arose. We actually liked them so much that they have become personal friends. I can’t recommend them highly enough if you are looking for high quality work and attention to detail as well as just honest, fair builders who will work with you to get whatever it is you are looking for in your home.
Sheri

Needham, MA, New Construction

We used Federow development to do a home renovation project. The project included completely gutting the downstairs (kitchen, dining, bath) and adding a mud room, entry way and office. We found Federow development to be easy to work with and they were great at finding alternatives and creative problem solving when needed. The quality of the work is excellent and we were on time and budget.
We would work with them again and highly recommend their work.
Michelle

Needham, MA, Whole House Renovation

We hired Federow Development for a custom build and our new house is exactly what we had envisioned. The craftsmanship and attention to detail is outstanding. We really trust that Garrett has our best interests in mind and he really listened to us and integrated all of our requests. The house was completed on schedule and under budget. The entire process was enjoyable!
Meg

Needham, MA, Custom Home

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.
Gary Meininger