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Homepage Testimonial

“Thank you for the generous contribution of time and material.” …read more

“Your crew worked like a well-oiled machine as far as we could see, helping each other when needed to get us to the finish line. They were, at all times, courteous, respectful, very professional and polite.”…read more

“Your prompt and punctual and professional work with exceptional talent are an asset to our entire area”…read more

“It gives me great pleasure to offer you my sincere appreciation for the unswerving support that your company, Yankee Remodeler, provided to Naval Submarine Base New London and Cross Hall Galley during the recent renovations from July 2016 to February 2017”…read more

“Your entire team, but especially Wes and Brian, did an excellent job keeping the project moving, keeping us informed every step of the way, and minimizing the disruption to our house”….read-more

“Your people are talented, dependable and trustworthy” …read more

“The work has always been done to perfection and the workers have always been top professionals” …read more

“We can’t THANK YOU enough for your hard work and attention involved in putting together our new dressing room/shed dormer….It means so much!”…read more

“I wanted to express my thanks and appreciation for the great experience I had with Yankee Remodeler.”…read more

“We wanted to take this time to express our most sincere gratitude to your company for the excellent work in the remodel of our kitchen”….read more

“We were pleased with every phase of the project and very happy with the final result”….read more

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Longtime residents of Watch Hill build their dream home

Watch-Hill-Dream-Home-webJean Severud can sum up her former Watch Hill home’s appeal in a single word.


That’s why when it came time to demolish the 1960s ranch home and build new, the only part of the old home that Severud and her husband Bob saved was the basement.

From the gracious circular gravel drive that leads from the street to the New England shingle style house, to the soaring two-story tall ceiling in one of the home’s first floor hallways, the approximately 4,000 square-foot home that rose from that simple ranch foundation bares no resemblance to its innocuous predecessor. (more…)

Computerized Carpentry: Yankee Remodeler Brings In Space-Age Wood-Cutting Tool

Space-Aged-Wood-Cutting-Tool-webImagine that you have a computer and a huge wood-cutting tool that can talk to each other.

Imagine that you can draw a picture of something, such as a bookshelf, so precise that you can see a three-dimensional picture of it and the computer can give you exact measurements of every component of the object.

Imagine that the computer can determine how to cut the pieces from a sheet of plywood in a configuration that will minimize waste and… OK, OK, you’re way ahead of us now, so we’ll get to the point. There is such a device, and Yankee Remodeler of New London has one.

“This software can do anything under the sun,” says Mike Mahoney, shop supervisor.

Yankee Remodeler Reinvests in Business for Continued Success

Harry Mantzaris, president of Yankee Remodeler of New London, knows that you can never rest on your laurels in business. Even if you’ve got a successful company, as he does, you need to keep innovating and reinvesting in your business.

Perhaps that attitude is why Yankee Remodeler, founded as a residential remodeling company by Mantzaris and a partner in 1971, now has $5 million in annual sales. Serving both the residential and commercial markets, Yankee Remodeler has grown to 34 employees and has completed more than 8,500 projects for clients including Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Electric Boat, the U.S. Navy, and Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. (more…)

Handicap- access features critical for many homeowners

John and Vivian Gregor of Niantic decided to have John’s mother, Eleanor, come from the Cleveland area to be with them. John’s sister, Mary Ann, would relocate in Connecticut as well. To accommodate them, John and Vivian remodeled the house and put in wheelchair accessibility.

It was a big job. There was the designer and there were the remodeling crew, sanitation crew, landscapers and pavers. There were the Gregors’ children. There weer dogs and cats. People coming and going every which way, a cast of dozens. The little boys helped the pavers and laid block with the landscapers, hung out with them and ate lunch with them. Talk about a family projects. (more…)