Read some of our Customer Testimonials


Categories: Roofing,

Services Performed: Yes

Hire Again: Yes

Description Of Work: I want to express just how greatly impressed I was with the crew that installed a new roof on our house yesterday.  The crew never stopped working the 10 hours they were installing our roof, except for a brief lunch break.  They continuously kept the debris at a minimum as they worked throughout the day; loading it into the dumpster at regular intervals…and since our roof was a complete tear-off, there was a ton of debris to manage.  Prior to starting the job, I had expressed concern over the protection of our gorgeous Cambridge-paver driveway and cherished hydrangea bushes that outline the entire front of our home.  The crew took great care in protecting both the driveway and our hydrangeas…both surviving totally unscathed! 

Once they completed the installation of the roof, which looks absolutely beautiful, after a full day of what to me appeared to be backbreaking labor, they spent more than an hour with the final, astonishingly meticulous clean-up of our entire property; finally leaving just before dark.  It appeared to me that they actually used a handheld device to capture any ‘shingle dust’ that may have accumulated on our lawn; prior to raking the entire lawn.  They then broom swept the entire driveway and stairway and deck, AND THEN they went so far as to use an electric blower throughout the property, including the back deck, going so far as to place all my potted plants back in the exact positions they were in prior to starting the job.  There was not a single speck of debris remaining…..positively amazing!!!!!

At the onset of the job, we were told to allow 2 days for completion of the job and they managed to complete the job in 1 day!  It was obvious to me that the crew was very experienced, each one possessing a strong work ethic and pride in a job well done, as well as being accustomed to working together in unison and to perfection.  They not only provided us with a beautiful new roof, but they left our property looking as though a professional landscaping service had just completed a cleanup of our entire property!

For anyone looking for the very best, I would HIGHLY recommend Carolan Contractors.  Please share my comments with the crew and let them know how greatly we appreciated all their hard work!


Categories: Roofing

Services Performed: Yes

Hire Again: Yes

 

Description Of Work: Thank you very much for the excellent job your company did in installing our roof! The workers were very professional and neat. We were very impressed at how they were able to complete the job in one day! With all the rain this weekend we know that the roof was installed perfectly as we had no rain...Yay! It was also a pleasure speaking with you and Bob. Our questions were always answered in a timely manner! Thank you!


October 1st, 2014

Categories: Doors, Roofing, Siding, Windows

Services Performed: Yes

Hire Again: Yes

Description Of Work: Replaced siding, roof, 4 windows, sliding door, and installed a bay window. Great contractor to work with. They handled the job very professionally


August 22, 2014

Categories: Roofing

Services Performed: Yes

Hire Again: Yes

Description Of Work: Garage Roof

Member Comments: The job went very well. From the estimate to the completion of the work, we very impressed with this contractor. Ed, the owner was very professional and knowledgeable. He was punctual and took the time to answer many questions. I spoke with Karen from the office on several occasions and she was very polite, helpful and accommodating to my needs. I was concerned about some issues in the garage and the men that came to do the job were very attentive to our concerns. They did a great job and in a little over half a day, everything was cleaned and hauled away. I highly recommend Carolan Contracting.


July 5, 2014

Categories: Doors, Roofing, Siding, Windows

Services Performed: Yes

Hire Again: Yes

Description Of Work: Front window and new vinyl siding and new rear door

Member Comments: Perfect...We couldn't give any contractor a better review that we would for Ed.  He and his crew were by far the best.  They were quick, clean and very nice!! They did a magnificent job!  Thank you Ed for making our house a home :)


January 11, 2014

Categories: Roofing, Windows

Services Performed: Yes

Hire Again: Yes

Description Of Work: Windows replacement

Member Comments: Mr. Carolan, his staff and the secretary responding to emails and calls were all very professional in all steps of the project from the estimate (punctual) to the work execution (excellent).  I was very happy with the result and they left everything clean.  They provided exactly the services as described in the estimate and in the timeframe they had indicated.  The windows look great. Mr. Carolan was responsive when I had questions about the windows style and materials. He stopped by the house to show samples and had suggestions as the style and manufacturer of windows to use.   I wish they had indicated they were going to use aluminum frames for the exterior (I would have preferred wood) but I think this is now standard practice and I should have inquired more carefully. When I asked to change the color of the aluminum frame from white to brown to match the house, they did so even if they had already started the job, and at no additional charge. Very professional and polite.I highly recommend this company. They know what they are doing. I will use them again and will recommend to friends. 


January 3, 2014

Categories: Roofing

Services Performed: Yes

Hire Again: Yes

Description Of Work: Carolan Contractors Incorporated put a whole new roof on.

Member Comments: It turned out well. It ended up being a lot more because it involved more than just the roof. They worked with us and we were very satisfied with them. They came out right away. The man was very nice and I would recommend him to anyone.


May 31, 2013

Category: Roofing

Services Performed: Yes

Hire Again: Yes

Description Of Work: New roof, siding, windows, facia, gutters, downspouts. Basically the entire outside of the house.

Comments: I talked with Ed Carrolan the owner and was supported daily by Linda. Simply put, they said what was going to happen and it happened exactly the way they said. No issues, no surprises.
Frankly I think Carolan is the best contracter I've ever dealt with in NJ. I have a 92 year old Mom in the house to worry about andCarolan removed all the worry from the process. When the job was done I asked my brothers sent me pictures. Best money we ever spent, the house looks brand new and with the new windows, the house is alot quieter and the utility bills are 30% lower.
To prep the house for sale, I having Carolan redo the entire inside. The house was built in 1930 and although it is very solid, the inside needs alot of superficial work. 
I have no doubts Carolan is the right choice for the work.


May 23, 2013

Category: Roofing

Services Performed: Yes

Hire Again: Yes

Home Build Year: 1942

Description Of Work: They put on a new roof.

Comments: They were very good and I have had no leaks at all. I have a smaller home. They put on a new roof in one day. He worked with me with the price and I was satisfied. He choose a very good color that doesn't show staining on the roof. I like the color alot and he was very good at matching the roof to the siding. He has been doing this for a long time and I trusted him.


March 26, 2013

Category: Roofing

Services Performed: Yes

Hire Again: Yes

Home Build Year: 1901

Description Of Work: The services performed were the replacement of about 12 one hundred year old original windows (about 3 x 4 feet each) and 4 very large ancient sunroom windows that were about 4 x 5 feet each). All the windows were replaced with high quality vinyl replacement double hung or slider windows with excellent insulation and locking properties. All windows were installed with the exact grill pattern so as to match the original character of the house.

Comments: We are SUPER happy with the windows and with the work by Carolan.
Ed Carolan came over and sized up the work and technical details to provide a price. Based on very rough estimates I made with comparative pricing I think Mr. Carolan's pricing is better than average.- they use, what I believe, is a formula based on size and windows so as to charge a fair price. It makes me very happy to pay someone for a job well done, and these guys did a GREAT job.
After Ed provided the price, we made a down payment, and he ordered the windows. The actual installation is done by Chris and a helper who have been doing just windows for years. I was AMAZED at how they came in and did this huge job in less than two days. Very impressive was how little damage, cleanup and repainting was needed. They took care of everything, and it was a great relief to not have the usual problem with quality and workmanship.
After having the windows in, everyone commented how the house always used to be drafty - but no longer. The other big quality of life improvement (aside from being able to open windows to get fresh air and to lock them) is that we are no longer looking out into the world through decrepit worn out glass - I never realized how depressing that was til we got this fresh clean view! Plus the house looks a lot better from the street with the new glass and like I mentioned the character was 100% preserved!
I have pointed family and friends looking for window replacements to Carolan.  Thanks, Ed and Chris! Thanks to office support Karen for pulling everyone together!


April 24, 2012

Category: Windows

Services Performed: Yes

Hire Again: Yes

Description Of Work: Installed replacement windows. They removed the old windows, installed the new windows. They cleaned up and put furniture back.

Comments: Our house is close to 100 years old and it was time to update the windows.

Ed came over to talk to us about the job. we liked that he was low key and professional.. He explained about the windows and their features. He did not pressure us, but allowed us to make our own choices.

He gave us a price which was in line with or less than the other contractors that I spoke with. He did not play the "let me make you a deal" game which I find to be a sign of a scam. I felt really comfortable with him and confident that the job would be well done.

Chris, his installer, arrived exactly on time, was friendly and competent. He neatly removed the old windows, installed the news ones and caulked them. The job went very smoothly and I am delighted with his workmanship. It was a wonderful experience - despite it turning my upside down for a little while.


April 24, 2012

Category: Roofing

Services Performed: Yes

Hire Again: Yes

Description Of Work: Had to replace roof after the October storm. Ed Carolan responded promptly to my call. He provided excellent service and workmanship. Months later a problem surfaced (due to the fact that we had spring/summer weather all winter long it was not detected sooner) and he persevered in seeking the cause of the problem and repeatedly searched for the solution, returning a number of times at no additional cost to me, until he found the cause and fixed it.

Comments: I highly recommend this company and would not hesitate to use them again.


April 02, 2012

Category: Roofing

Services Performed: Yes

Last Modified Date: April 07, 2012

Hire Again: Yes

Home Build Year: 1927

Description Of Work: They replaced the roof on my home.

Comments: When there was a leak in my porch roof, they came the same day and fixed it for free. I would give them an A+ for everything.


March 19, 2012

Category: Windows

Services Performed: No

Hire Again: Yes

Home Build Year: 1912

Description Of Work: Came to our house to provide an estimate. Extremely friendly and professional.

Comments: Went very well. Decided not to replace our windows, but will call Carolan for more work.


March 06, 2012

Categories: Carpentry - Woodworking, Doors, Gutter Cleaning, Gutter Repair & Replacement, Masonry, Remodeling - General, Roofing, Siding, Windows

Services Performed: Yes

Hire Again: Yes

Description Of Work: The 3 bedroom 2 bath house was built in 1930 and the outside had fallen into severe disrepair. For the $44,000 Ed,

1) Put a new roof on. This included not just stripping off the old roof but taking off two layers of shingles and replacing the plywood underneath. His workers made sure the attic was kept clean and the roof is beautiful.
2) New gutters, downspouts and water diffusers. Gutters have leave guards.
3) 28 high quality vinyl double hung windows. The windows are beautiful and open to the inside for easy cleaning. They house is quieter and we do use as much heat. Windows were also installed in the basement and garage and look fantastic.
4) The entire house and back porch was sided which included window shutters. The siding is high quality, seams match and it looks just like wood.
5) A 25 foot support beam was replaced over the garage. Others contractors didn't even want to attempt it. The results blends in perfectly.
6) A side porch was removed which necessitated removing a entrance door and replastering /painting the wall it created. It looks great inside and out.
7) Outside lampposts replaced that match originals.

The workers cleaned up every day and left the work area spotless.

Comments: On a scale of 1 to 10, Carolan Contractors is a 12!!!!! I've dealt with allot of contractors and I've never had one as good as Ed & Karen. Ed gave a comprehensive, extremely competitive quote, showed up on time and completed the work on time...WITH NO SURPRISES!!!.

In addition to the above work, what you're buying is Ed's/Karen's experience. Ed gave numerous recommendations (never pressured me) that saved money and look great. Karen works the inside phone so you always have someone knowledgeable to talk to and is, like Ed, a complete professional. Karen answers all your questions and is very accommodating.

It was very important to me that things happened on schedule and I was kept informed because my 93 year old mother lives there and does not do well with surprises. Ed & Karen made sure we were informed and consulted every step of the way and thereby eliminated the stress..Dare i say the experience bordered on fun!

Finally, if you want high quality work, at a great price, done on schedule, call Ed and Karen. If not, call another contractor. 

PS: 5 neighbors have stopped by and complemented us on how great the house looks.