Alan & Kathy Blackwell — Carmel IN
Everything went wonderfully. Our new bath looks like a spa. We love it. The tile on the shower and the floors is wonderful. The tile specialist, Jeff, is a master craftsman. We had Matt remodel our kitchen last year, and both projects were completed within the scheduled timeframe, on time to the day! Matt returns calls promptly and is very upfront about how far out he is scheduling jobs. He does detailed drawings, estimates and schedules and sticks to them. Matt comes daily to check on the work and be certain it is done right. Always is!
Dennis & Peggy Houchens — Zionsville IN
I thought it might be helpful to explain why we selected The Homewright (Matt Wright) over other remodeling companies. We talked with two other well-known and well-respected companies before making our decision, but for us, our decision was easy. The person who initially came to our house, and the one who completed the project was Matt. Not a dedicated sales person, not a dedicated project manager, the owner of the company.
He had excellent ideas, and pointed out pros and cons to ideas we proposed for us to consider that affected price or functionality. The reviews on Matt’s work and that of his sub-contractors was consistently excellent, and the portfolio of his work on his website show the versatility and quality of his work. Matt is great to work with, and so are his Subs, and a special mention to the great lady who helped us select our tile, Amanda. The subs work was impeccable and it was easy to see they enjoyed working for Matt. Matt gave us a calendar of when the project was going to start, what was going to done when, and when the project was going to end.
It all happened as he said it would. How many contractors can you say that about? One situation some readers might find unique. Matt and we agreed to schedule the bulk of the work while we were on vacation. Everyone is so easy to work with, but a remodel is stressful to your everyday living routine. We actually jumped at the idea of Matt and his crew working while we were gone. Even though we had never worked with Matt before, we completely trusted Matt and his people and it worked out great. In this day and age of messaging, Facetime, email, and phone calls, we never felt like we missed out on a thing. We weren’t concerned the work wasn’t going to be done right since we weren’t there. That’s what we paid Matt to do. He sent us pictures daily, and of course was available to discuss anything we wanted to cover. The end result was even better than what we expected, and we expected a lot. If we have any other remodel projects we won’t be shopping the project. We will call Matt to do the work.
Jacques & Flo Zimmowitch — Carmel, IN
I love my new kitchen! Matt Wright and his team did a great job! Matt came every day to check on the work. He took the time to explain us every step, and was patient with my non-fluent English. Everything was planned and written down, no bad surprise! Matt surely has very strongly held views on how things should be done, and I sometimes had divergences, but we always found a common ground, and everything went smoothly and nicely. We won’t hesitate to recommend him to our friends and will definitely work with him again!
Adam & Jenny R. — Fishers, IN
I believe this project represents our 8th or 9th separate engagement with Matt to perform substantial remodeling work at our home, and the experience with this project was just as we’ve come to expect and appreciate from Matt and his team. The work product is superb, the project finished on time and on budget, and Matt’s communication throughout was great. I think the fact that we’ve gone back to Matt repeatedly for remodeling projects probably speaks for itself, but, nevertheless, my wife and would not hesitate to recommend Matt to anyone with a remodeling project.
Steve & Ann Kotz — Indianapolis, IN
This is the third time we’ve used The HomeWright to do a major renovation for us. And once again they did not disappoint! Matt’s process is second to none! He came in and gave us a ballpark estimate. Once we agreed to move forward, he worked up a design.
I had a lot of things I wanted in my new laundry room and it was a challenge for Matt to work it all into the space – but he did it! Once we agreed upon the design he brought his entire team in to review what needed to be done. He put together a schedule and the job started. We met with his designer to choose tile, countertop, backsplash and paint colors. She was a huge help! Matt came to the job site at least once every day to make sure things were on track and answer any questions that we had.
They demo’d the area, framed, installed drywall, put in electrical, plumbing and HVAC, installed a new window, installed the herringbone patterned floor and stainless steel backsplash and painted. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product! It is very functional and turned out beautifully! Matt’s team finished on schedule and was very pleasant to work with. If you are looking for a trustworthy company that does exactly what they say they are going to do, I would highly recommend The Home Wright!
Doug & Lindsey Rice — Carmel, IN
We contacted Matt with The HomeWright after having a less than pleasant experience with the bidding process with another contractor, and having difficulties with a couple other projects at the house over the years. I was moved by the testimonials on his website and was interested to see if they would be true to form. I’m happy to say that we weren’t disappointed!
Matt was very up front in that he wouldn’t even be able to walk down our project for several weeks. While this was a bit discouraging, as we were anxious to move forward with the project, I respected the fact that Matt refused to spread himself too thin and that we would receive the same level of commitment if we chose to use his company for our project.
The process was very straightforward. Matt came by our house and walked us through the steps he’s implemented to ensure a successful project…from general design concept and selection of materials to payment milestones and project completion. This was comforting given our experience with previous contractors who either grossly underbid our work and continued raising the overall spend of our project or asked for a significant amount of money up front before having a quote in-hand.
We had a slight delay in the start of our project given that our first meeting with Matt was in December, just before the holidays, but come January we were up and running. Matt worked directly with us on the overall concept and renderings of the remodel and brought in his designer, Amanda, to help finalize the overall concept and lead the charge on material selections. Our house was built in the late 80’s and we have golden oak stained baseboards, casings, crown and door jambs running throughout the house. We were really concerned with remodeling the living room and having our color selections clash with the look and overall flow of the rest of the house. Amanda was great to work with and she helped us to make some hard decisions on selecting materials which would keep with the flow of the house while still providing a very fresh and updated look to our new living room.
The project took about 3-months from start to finish. That includes design, material selection, demo, and final construction. Actual “construction” took about 4-weeks. The project included complete demo of our existing built-in’s, wall covering and mantel surrounding our brick fireplace, removal of wood ceiling beams and ceiling fan, baseboards, crown and door casings. New construction involved new built-in cabinets and mantel, canned lighting, ceiling fan, re-stoning our fireplace and new hearthstone, A/V installation for placing our TV over the new fireplace, wood floors, baseboards, crown and door casings, refurbishing the nosepiece and associated steps into the living room and final paint.
Every contractor Matt brought in to work on our project was friendly, worked efficiently and showed great craftsmanship. There were no instances of down time where I felt that something could have been accomplished. When the project was complete, I noted a handful of minor details which I felt needed to be addressed and Matt was certain to follow up on each concern and ensure that we were fully pleased with the end result, and we definitely were!
Matt was hands-on throughout the entire process and paid our project a level of attention which we had never experienced with previous contractors. We’re thrilled with the transformation of our living room and will definitely use Matt and The HomeWright for our next project!
Dave & Christy Brooks – Westfield, IN
Our 2001 custom built home had a large 20×25 room that never functioned properly. The room’s original plan as a billiard room/bar was never used. Over time the room accumulated exercise equipment and office furniture as well. We tried various things in this room to make it aesthetically pleasing, but never quite hit the mark. In late 2013 we decided we wanted this room to be an office/craft room, we had a few ideas, but weren’t sure how to accomplish our goals.
We started with a shop drawing and a few bids from remodelers, but never felt comfortable with the pricing. Our last call was to Matt Wright of The HomeWright and the situation turned around immediately.
A very important part of the project was that we wanted to match our existing hardwood floors that cover the majority of our first floor into the new room. At the initial meeting Matt was full of new ideas and recommendations that would achieve our goals without breaking the bank. We started with a large walk in closet with 2 large double doors to fill the non-functional space. Matching the existing bar cabinets that were staying in the room would be very expensive, so instead we used good quality cabinets to accentuate the room. We added a center island for crafts and replaced the counter top on the existing bar to tie it all together. We chose quartz counter tops with the help of Matt and his flooring representative, Amanda. I had no worries when the project began. The subs were very nice and willing to help with a few maintenance items that were not on our original scope of work.
We were very comfortable leaving the house during the day and letting the subs come and go to complete their work. We had a line item bid with a daily written schedule of the job with a completion date which was followed exactly as proposed. We had a slight hiccup at the end of the project. A double sliding solid door that we had chosen was partially put up in the entry into the room and we decided it looked too closed off from the rest of the house. We thought we could live with the door, but decided to talk to Matt about a door change. I felt awful but sent him an email on a Saturday morning. His response was, “No problem, I will bring out some door samples on Monday.” He also stated that we would get credit for the unused door. The office/craft room is complete and we love the space and will use it for so many project and events for the rest of our lives. We are so excited that this once jumbled mess of a room has purpose and looks amazing. We had a great experience and would use The HomeWright again for any other projects we might have.
Bill & Amy Stamper — Fishers, IN
Matt and his team worked on two projects concurrently. One project was to remodel our basement, the other to remodel/reface our fireplace in our living room. In our basement, we installed new carpet, cabinetry, granite counter tops, paint, replaced all fluorescent lighting with can lights, wood trim, and installed a contemporary steel cable railing system down our stairs. In our living room we totally remodeled our fireplace by taking out very traditional cabinetry and shelves and replaced with contemporary shelves and cabinet, upgraded hearth to granite and extensive tile work over entire wall and newly constructed mantle.
Matt provided a schedule at the beginning of the project which detailed the timing of each and every step of the project, beginning on time and finishing on time. Communicated well throughout the project and made frequent visits to our home to check progress and to communicate details and expectations to the guys performing the work. All of his employees/sub-contractors were very courteous and performed quality work with meticulous attention to detail. Matt also has an eye for the details and has high expectations to be sure all work is performed exactly as we desired. Very happy with the work, the process, the communication, etc. The majority of the work took place while we were not home throughout the day and including the week when we were on vacation. We were comfortable with Matt and all of his employees being in the house. In comparison to a previous kitchen remodel with a different contractor, Matt’s process is night and day of a difference for the better, and we would recommend using his services.
Mike & Priscilla Shaw – Carmel, IN
This was our first major remodeling experience and we did a lot of up-front research. After getting a number of estimates and initial consultations, Matt Wright’s approach to design and project management made our decision to work with him easy. Once you sign the pre-construction agreement, Matt really goes to work for you.
He regularly communicated when we were in the design process. His design for our baths was consistent with the standards in our neighborhood. We executed the pre-construction agreement and finalized the contract at the end of May with a start date of July 13.
The shared hall bath was updated by removing the existing one-piece tub/shower unit and replacing with a tub and ceramic tile surround. New tile floor was installed and the existing cabinet repainted and a quartz top installed with under mount sinks and new plumbing fixtures and lighting. The master bath was gutted removing cabinetry, a one piece shower and garden tub. The room was redesigned for a larger ceramic tile shower, a new cabinet configuration with quartz top and under mounted sinks, new Anderson window, a soaking tub and all new floor tile and fixtures.
Matt has preferred vendors that were very good to work with in selecting cabinetry, tile, plumbing and lighting fixtures. The project started on-time with a completion date of August 16. We did both baths at the same time and the hall bath finished about 10 days before the master. Amanda, the tile and flooring consultant, came to the house to work with us on paint selections once the tile was installed. The demo and plumbing/electrical rough-in went with few issues and when minor issues were identified, Matt would take the time to show us what was going on and how to best address the situation.
We received regular communication from Matt on our project and he was on the site every day for much of the work (he usually has 2 to four such projects in flight). We were impressed with the electrical work provided and the electrical contractor took the time to address a circuitry issue we had that was unrelated to the project. The tile work took the most project time and was fantastic. The tiler took great pride in his work and installed a glass insert waterfall feature in the master bath shower that really made the room pop. The project was completed on August 16th. The project was on-time and essentially on-budget (+3%) and we have been very happy with the final product. It is a high quality job and we felt involved at every step. The workers were great people and we were comfortable with allowing them in our home when we were not at the house. Even our dog was completely at ease with the crew. They thoroughly cleaned up every day and even swept the plastic sheeting covering the steps and carpet. I would recommend The HomeWright to anyone looking to remodel baths or kitchens.
Bob & Diane Phillips — Zionsville, IN
Matt was referred to us by a friend who had previously used him. We met with Matt and he completely redesigned our laundry room from the demolishing of the laundry room through the end result of replacing cabinets, countertop, flooring, lights, sink and faucet. Matt is very meticulous and conscientious.
We met several times during the planning stages and Matt was very helpful and gave us some wonderful ideas. Matt provided us with a schedule which he followed to a “T”. We either saw Matt or talked to him on a daily basis. From the very beginning to the very end, it went very smoothly. His sub-contractors were friendly and hard working. Our laundry room turned out beautiful and we have had many compliments on it. We would highly recommend Matt and will definitely use him in the future.
Bruce & Paula Starek — Fishers, IN
We were extremely happy with this project. Matt was honest enough at my first contact to call and let me know he didn’t feel he could take on another project at that time, but I should contact him in a few months if we hadn’t moved forward with another contractor and he would be happy to give us a quote. Of the three contractors we met with, Matt made us feel confident that he was able to accomplish what we wanted. He offered ideas and concerns to what we were suggesting and came up with alternate layouts to give us the end result that we wanted.
From the decision to go forward with the precontract phase of our project, Matt was in contact with us almost weekly. He provided us with a detailed calendar so we would know what to expect. Everyone Matt had us meet with to make selections was extremely helpful and knowledgable and easy to work with.
Our project began on time and was able to stay pretty much on schedule. The main tile worker had a medical issue during our project and couldn’t work as long of days as he normally would so the tiling took more time than originally scheduled; however Matt was able to schedule everyone else around this issue and ended up within one day of our original finish date. During the actual project Matt was in contact with us daily, often in person, or if we missed each other, through emails, texts, phone calls. He never made us feel like we were bothering him with our questions.
All of the workers who came to our house were pleasant and courteous; demo crew, construction, electrical, plumbers, tilers, painters, carpet installers and closet installers. We just finished our project 2 days ago and are blown away by how beautiful it is. Hoping to work with Matt again when we remodel our kitchen in the future.
Jim & Jody Lefevere – Carmel, IN
This was not our first remodel and so we were expecting the usual– delays, project planning mishaps, budget overages–we’ve all been there, right. NOT with Matt and The HomeWright! His level of detail and professionalism is unmatched and we are so pleased with the results. Living without a bathroom can be stressful enough but living without one longer than planned is torture, thankfully Matt had it planned to the hour and even beat the schedule by a day. All of the guys who worked on the house were top notch and so kind and polite. The house looks amazing and we are so happy with the results. Thank you Matt.
Steve Dobias & Susan Bradford – Zionsville, IN
We made the decision to remodel our half bath, kitchen, parts of our family room and our hardwood floors. As with our last remodel, we asked several companies to bid on the work. One of the calls made was to Matt Wright at The HomeWright. Matt led off the process by making sure that we were collectively in the same ballpark relative to dollars needed for the project and Matt did a great job highlighting the project scope. Items that were very important to us:
1-Matt had to stay involved in the project.
2-Scope had to be clear and easy to understand.
3-Budget set needed to include our needs with limited to no overages.
4-Timeline agreed upon had to be met.
5-We needed help from someone to ensure selections were narrowed when presented to us since we did not have time to visit all the vendors or review all product choices
Matt followed up with a proposal and plans. We made some edits and agreed to hire Matt for the project. We met with all of the vendors with efficiency and in accordance with the dates set. Scope was clearly understood and the vendors were prepared. Once selections were complete, a construction calendar was presented. Construction started on time and was completed on time. As parts of our project involved limiting access to the home (floors), Matt was able to work the calendar so that work could be done while we were out of town. Great care was taken to protect the home and the furnishings. His subs went in and out of our home with no issues. We have three dogs that were in the home during construction and we had no issues with the dogs or his subs.
In summary, we would recommend Matt Wright without any reservation.