|We recently purchased and moved into our new house in Troubador Estates in Selkirk. My wife and I had been searching for a house for over a year, and discovered this one early on. We found that as we continued our search, we continually compared all of the houses that we were seeing to this one.|
The main thing that attracted us to this house was the quality of the construction. I was taken by how cleanly all the utility work was done in the basement and how effectively all of the finish work was done throughout the house. The attention to detail was very obvious, and for us, very much apprecitated!
We have been in the house a short time but it has been fantastic! The folks at TP Builders have been available to answer all questions and point us in the right direction when we needed help.
Overall, we are very pleased and hope to stay where we are for a long time!
- Dan Shyne
Working with TP Builders has been great. Tom Paonessa is an experienced, dedicated craftsman who loves building houses. His work shows an old-world attention to detail at the same time as a modern sensibility about what people want in a house these days. He is flexible, hardworking, committed and fast. We were very pleased with TP Builders.
- Tim and Marie Wiles
After having looked at many ranch style homes to purchase, my realtor showed me one built by TP Builders to the south of Delmar off Highway 9 in June 2010. I almost declined looking at this place because it was not in the right geographic location. But when I saw it, I knew that that was what I wanted. I seriously considered this house because it was what I wanted (designated the Stallion) and appeared to be well constructed. But I held off. About two weeks later my realtor got back to me saying that the builder was constructing homes in Guilderland and that I could have this model built. I decided to meet with him and see the area. Known as the Williamsburg Estates it is located just west of Highway 146 off Fuller Station Road. The Thruway is a mile to the north and Western Avenue two miles to the south. The builder, Tom Paonessa, was then wworking on a large house on Colonial Drive agreed to build me a house according to my specifications, an Energy Star model. Never having had a house built I didn't know what to expect. But I was not disappointed. At every step in the construction process,Tom was very helpful in offering his advice, as were the different crews who worked under him. I quickly learned to heed his recommendations. He informed me when I needed to visit different stores to choose materials so as to keep work flowing smoothly. I visited my new house every few days as work progressed and watched the workers. I observed that everything was being done with great professional care and that no shortcuts were taken. Others who know of Tom's work support this. I later learned independently from an outside source that Tom Paonessa was considered to be an excellent builder and true perfectionist. Indeed, he is an artist. When construction was nearing completion and it came time to choose appliances, Tom's wife Laura was equally helpful in ordering the models that I wanted at very fair prices. Although construction began in late July, I was able to move into my finished home after closing at the bank in early December. Construction took just four months and might have even been quicker had I not caused a couple of brief delays by failing to make selections quickly enough. In choosing TP Builders I have come to realize that I lucked out. I don't know anything about other builders in the Greater Albany region, but I do know that Tom Paonessa has to be among the best. To others who are interested in building a new home, Tom Paonessa would be the person who I would recommend.
- Charles Bishop
In 2005 we decidedd that we would sell our home and have a new one built. Since we were not in a hurry we had plenty of time to research builders in the area. We met with a number of builders, about a dozen in all. After completing some fairly exhaustive research the decision was easy. TP Builders had an excellent reputation, a very competitive price, and the quality of home that they built seemed to be a step above the homes we were shown by other builders.
We worked closely with Tom throughout the entire construction phase. He demonstrated old world craftsmanship and work ethic combined with an in-depth knowledge of the latest industry trends. Whenever we had questions about possible changes to the plans Tom would always make excellent suggestions without trying to push any high priced upgrades. One of the best suggestions he made, which I am glad we agreed to, was to increase the height of the basement ceiling. The cost was relatively modest in comparison to the overall costs of building a new home and the return was tremendous for someone that wants to have a finished basement.
Tom told us he could break ground for our home in October 2005 and that construction would be completed prior to May 2006. Actual completion was late March of 2006, about six weeks early, and no surprises! As we did the final walk through with Tom to develop a "punch list", his craftsmanship became even more evident. He noted minor touchups that I would have never noticed and had them corrected immediately. We have been in our home for almost three years now and we remain very satisfied home owners.
- Pete Carroll
We found that the opportunity to work with Tom and Laura Paonessa long-distance in the planning and decision-making for my parents' new home was not only possible, but straightforward. The progress was smooth and steady, even over the winter months of construction, with the home being move-in ready in a very timely manner. TP Builders helped to simplify the process while paying careful attention to detail, and ultimately working to bless my parents with a beautiful new home.
- Lynne Marie Kohm, Professor of Law , Regent University School of Law
My husband and I recently moved into our beautiful ranch in Troubador Estates built by Tom Paonessa. We worked closely with Tom and his wife Laura throughout the building process. They both made sure our home was exactly what we wanted. They directed us to knowledgeable suppliers to select our home features. The stone work on the exterior shows off Tom's expertise as a mason. The interior is pristine! We are extremely satisfied with the outcome and would highly recommend TP Builders to anyone considering building a home. We just love ours!!
- Linda Meany