Fine Carpentry, remodeling, additions. Small jobs or large – over 40 yrs. combined experience. Licensed and Insured. A woman-owned business in Stow.
Call Cortni, 978.897.7454, or email cortni.frecha@gmail.com

Welcome!

It’s likely you are here because you have a project in mind.
We can help formulate plans, make design suggestions and source materials as well as build your project.

How we work
At the initial visit we meet and get to know one another a little, and discuss your desired project and schedule. We also will discuss budget. This can save time and frustration further along. Next is the design phase, or development of a concrete plan including working drawings, permit applications and pricing.

If there need to be project conception sketches, materials sourcing, subcontractors involved, we will engage in a design phase for which there will be fees.

Depending on the project, we can then quote you a fixed price or give an estimate for time and materials with a proposed cap. There is no easy guarantee in construction that a cap will be the final cost unless it is set high enough to cover many eventualities including various unforeseen issues, which by their nature are hard to quantify.

Comparisons – why some quotes are not “free”

Each project quote requires several steps: design/sketching, sourcing materials, estimating time for labor, calculating the risk of overages and unforseens. When you ask for pricing on multiple options these steps get multiplied by the number of options. This translates to more overhead on the beginning of your projects, or a stressor early in our relationship, possibly before we’ve agreed to work together.

Us in your home

When we come to your home we are respectful, mindful and family friendly. One of our top values is community and so building a relationship of trust with our customers is a way of creating and living in community.

Quality

We have high standards of work and quality materials. There is a level of perfection (or good enough) which is appropriate to each phase of construction. We believe in a little bit of humanity in the outcome, valuing the beauty of handmade woodwork with its natural idiosyncrasies.

Energy Efficiency & Sustainability

One of our company’s core values is energy efficient and sustainable building. Whenever possible we will design or incorporate appropriate details to maintain or improve the green-ness of your home.

Order

We tend to corral loose nails/screws during demolition to keep your environment safe. We also tend to leave a tidy jobsite each day so you can have a safe space in and around your home and we can return to an ordered workspace.

Treating cause, not just cosmetics

When we are approached to look at a [repair] project, part of our initial assessment includes seeking out the cause of any decay we may encounter as part of the work.
Our goal is to have our work become a happy part of your home for as long as possible. We don’t do good work over bad. This may mean increasing the scope of the project in order to remedy some underlying issue before addressing the repair or addition we set out to accomplish.

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My associate and I bring 40 years + combined experience in interior and exterior carpentry, cabinetry, remodeling, and handyman repairs to your home improvement projects.


cortni.frecha@gmail.com

  • Interior carpentry, moldings and trim, cabinet installation, custom built-ins
  • Window and doors: installation, adjustments or repair
  • Porches and Decks: installation and repair
  • Exterior trim
  • Walls: sheetrock installation and repair; painting
  • Whimsical Projects

Consultations available on all aspects of home construction.

Serving:
Acton | Bolton | Boxborough | Carlisle | Concord | Groton | Harvard | Hudson | Littleton | Maynard | Stow | Sudbury

Don’t see your town listed here? That’s okay, inquire anyway. This is our normal traveling range, but we love to go on adventures. 
We installed this railing system and refinished the stair treads

We installed this railing system and refinished the stair treads

Kitchen upgrade: refaced all cabinets with maple and hung slab doors, installed hardware.

Kitchen upgrade: refaced all cabinets with maple and hung slab doors, installed hardware.

Custom vertical cabinet with 13 small drawers, tray storage and a pull out trash drawer.

Custom vertical cabinet with 13 small drawers, tray storage and a pull out trash drawer.

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