Testimonials

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Honest, Dedicated, Experienced and Quality Work

We purchased land near West Jefferson several years ago with the intentions of building at a future date closer to retirement. After our land purchase any time we were visiting Ashe County we would ask residents we met who they would recommend for a builder for our home. Time and time again, Dan and Thad Hess were recommended. Their honesty and quality of work were mentioned numerous times. We decided to use them to build our dream home in the mountains and were blessed to have them as our builders. Dan and Thad are very professional and will patiently work with you to develop the home you have always wanted. Their experience is invaluable in helping you make the correct decisions. Our home was constructed with no blueprints, just a floor plan on a piece of paper. They took the floor plan and modified it to make the most convenient use of space. They also worked very well with their recommended sub-contractors. They coordinated their time and material purchases to expedite the building process. Dan and Thad were always willing to patiently listen to our wants and make suggestions so we would end up with an enjoyable and very useable finished product. As most of our communication was done long distance as we were at our home in North Florida during the majority of the building process, we had to depend on Dan and Thad’s expertise for issues that arose. We could not be more pleased with our finished home. We highly recommend them for any project. They were not only our contractors, but also now are our friends.

Ronnie & Suzanne Mason

Dependable, honest, fine workmanship, on time and reasonable.

My wife and I were looking for a buiilder for a project near Todd. Hess and Son was referred to us by my cousin. We met with Dan Hess at the site and he soon began construction. We were pleased in every way with the workmanship and the attention to detail, as well as the final price. Later I needed some remodeling work done in Watauga County on a duplex apartment. Hess and Son performed the work quickly and in a most workmanlike manner. Again, I was completely satisfied.
I am confident you will not find a finer builder or a more honest person than Dan Hess. Hess and Son Construction can be trusted to complete a project as agreed upon and to your complete satisfaction.

Dale Graham

Bob & Sandy Laughter

In 1999 Sandy and I purchased our home in Mountain Aire built by Dan Hess and his teenage son, Thad in 1994/1995. We have been very pleased with the quality of the original construction and fortunate to have had Dan and Thad do several upgrades and improvements for us over the last fourteen years; as recently as 2012. They are truly Christian gentlemen and we highly recommend their quality craftsmanship.


T. Dale Ritchie, Ph.D.

I highly recommend Hess and Son Construction for all your building needs.
Dan Hess was recommended to us by a colleague after he built her a vacation home.
After meeting Dan and discussing our needs, we contracted with him to build a vacation home for us.  The house we chose to build was somewhat unusual with a prow front and a tremendous amount of glass.  The truly remarkable part of our project was that the house was built without blueprints.  At the time of construction, blueprints were not required.  I sketched out the floor plan I wanted, showed Dan several pictures of similar houses and the house was built!
Dan worked with us throughout the process, keeping us informed about the progress from beginning to end.  He worked with us as we made changes, offering suggestions that improved the house greatly.
Dan is a master craftsman whose work is superb.  From framing to finish carpentry, the quality of work is exceptional. The best compliment I can give Dan is that he always did what he said he would do when he said he would do it.  Anytime something unexpected happened or there was a delay, he immediately informed us.
If I am ever in a position to build another house, I can assure you that Hess and Son Construction will be the builder.

Arnold & Brenda Hatley

Hess & Son really did a wonderful job building our house in the NC mountains. This is the second house we have built but this experience with Hess & Son goes way beyond our 1st building experience.
Everything Dan said he would do, he completed for us.  We made some changes during the construction[after the house was framed] and Dan & Thad were very cooperative & obliging to help us with these major changes.
Arnold wanted a work shop and Dan's advice was the perfect solution. Dan made great suggestions about materials & he doesn't waste materials either. This made a big impact on us because of our 1st experience.
Dan is a good Christian man & a man of his word. We felt like we had built a friendship with Hess & Son during this build.
The house is well built, well insulated and we love our Mt. home.
We cannot say enough good stuff about Hess & Son!
We would definitely have them to build for us again!

Kenneth Graham

My name is Kenneth Graham, and I live in Hickory,N.C., we began search for a builder in 2002 to build a house in Todd,NC, for my wife and me.  I called Mr. Hess and we met at the building site.  My wife and I both agreed that Hess & Son was the builder we wanted. The house was completed in 2003, to our complete satisfaction. We found Hess & Son to be capable, reliable, honest, and a pleasure to work with. It is my opinion we could not have made a better choice in builders.


Elaine Graybeal

In 1996, my husband and I contracted Dan Hess to build our new house on Fairway Ridge at Mt. Aire Golf Course. I knew from the very beginning that Dan was a fair man who could be trusted, and after 16 years, during which he has done several projects for us, he has never given me any reason to doubt that trust. He has always patiently listened to my suggestions and ideas, offered pros and cons, and then cooperated with all my wishes as much as was feasible. His work was always conscientiously and superbly done, and he proved himself to be an expert craftsman.
His son Thad joined him years later (in 2006) in the task of removing the roof from our master bedroom suite and adding an upstairs playroom. Again, the project turned out beautifully done in every way. Hess and Son are an outstanding team who take pride in a superior-quality product. They come with my highest recommendation.

Kevin and Beth Kurtz

Hess & Son Construction built our dream home at Mountain Aire in 2007. I've known Dan and his family all my life. He did several home improvement projects for my parents over the years and built my brother's house in Warrensville. He was our first choice when we decided to build our home. Dan and his crew are very talented carpenters, but more than that, they are wonderful communicators and honest, down-to-earth, hard-working people. We recommend them highly if you are considering a building project. As you navigate through the exciting, but anxiety-producing journey of building a home, you will be pleased with the craftsmanship and level of service Hess & Son Construction provides you as your general contractor.


Haskell McGuire

Dan and Thad Hess have done several construction jobs for me over the
past 6 to 8 years. Some of the jobs have been very large, $300,000 +
range, and some have been much smaller. No matter what size job it was
their attention to detail, punctuality, efficiency, honesty and
friendliness has always been excellent. I have also recommended them to
several friends for various construction jobs and always received
positive feedback and thanks for the referrals.

I highly recommend Dan and Thad (Hess & Son Construction) for any size
construction job from a total new home construction to renovations and
smaller projects. They have always been competive on their pricing,
dependable, do very high quality work and are friendly and very pleasing
to work with.

It is with great pleasure that I can offer my highest recommendation for
these two gentlemen in an industry where their level of integrety,
honesty and friendliness is, unfortunately, difficult to find.


Tim and Joanne Hayes

All aspects of our Deltec 3,800 sq. ft. home in West Jefferson, N.C. were built, overseen, and completed
in Nov. 2006 by Hess & Son.

We were extremely pleased with their workmanship, integrity, responsibility, and overall performance.

We HIGHLY recommend this contractor and encourage you to contact him for any of your building needs.


John and Harriet Gilbert

Several years ago we contracted with Hess and Son Builders to perform a complete rebuild and addition to an 1890s farm house in Ashe County. Our project was somewhat complicated by the fact that we share the farm with two other family members, so Hess really had three parties to satisfy. Our project involved removal of all siding from the frame up and replacing with new materials. We found Hess and Son to be careful and creative in salvaging and reusing old materials which was important to us, as well as adaptive in incorporating modern features.
We found the Hess men to be creative, competent, industrious, honest, and very pleasant to work with. The finished product far exceeded our expectations. As a general contractor myself I appreciate the effort and patience with which Dan and Thad approached the project. We have been enjoying our treasure for ten years now and have not had a single problem. In short we had a delightful experience and we enthusiastically recommend Hess and Son Builders to everyone.


The Stanleys

We bought a house in Ashe County back in 2005, and while talking to some of the neighbors, discovered that Mr. Dan Hess and his son had built several of the houses in our development. The owners of these houses spoke with pride when telling of the quality and craftsmanship that went into these houses that Mr. Hess had built. Last year I needed repair work for our house, and was glad Mr. Hess agreed to do it. He called me, quoted a price and set a time for the work to begin. When the project was completed, we were extremely happy with the finished product and the price. Should we need additional work, they will be the first people we call.


Robert P. Mosteller

Twenty-five years ago, on the advice of our real estate agent and after inspecting his work, we asked Dan Hess to build our vacation house on the side of a mountain near Tuckerdale. We are so happy we made that choice. Dan and his crew were masters at every construction task. We love our house. It turned out to be just what we wanted. It is lovely and has withstood constant beating from the elements. Moreover, it has proved amazingly functional and comfortable in all respects. An added benefit has been the friendship we developed with Dan and his family. Dan has provided advice and assistance over the years. It is great to say your homebuilder is your friend. We happily recommend Dan Hess to anyone who wants quality workmanship, excellent judgment, and fair dealing.


Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Current

Hess and Son Construction helped us through a challenging remodeling project. They approached every task with the attitude of “we can do that.”  There is no job that overwhelms them and no task too small.  Together they are masters at finding solutions and they do their work with expert craftsmanship and pride. We are proud to say that Hess and Son were the contractors for our home.  We would have no hesitation in using them again.


Terry and Donna Floyd

On our honeymoon in October of 1980, I shared a dream with my wife about one day having a mountain home for us to share on my Grandfather's property. Hess & Son Construction Company helped make that dream come true. In 2011, we started construction on our home. Being 250 miles away, I had some concerns. I soon found out my reservations were unfounded. Dan and Thad used their experience to give us guidance in making wise and sound decisions. I commend them on their professionalism, their promptness and their craftsmanship. The experience turned out to be a blessing and I would gladly recommend their services and their company. We were 100% satisfied.