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Reviews from L&M's past clients

In this era of instant communication--email, instant messages, Facebook, Twitter, text messages--one form of communication that takes effort, thought and time, is the personal letter. While the final payment on a project keeps L&M Construction's business engine running, it's the letters of appreciation that fuels Jim's enthusiasm and love for his work. 

If you are a past client, we invite you to add your comments to our reviews.

Jim & Nazie Champey, Hampstead NH said:

There's nobody else we consider to work on home other than Jim and Rick as they treat our home as if it was their own. From the initial call to work out the estimate to the completion of the job they make the experience easy and painless due to their timely responsiveness, expertise and professionalism. in addition to the masterful and neat work that Jim performs, he and Rick also provide excellent advice and tips to the home owner during the job to help maintain and improve the longevity and value of your home. Their work ethics are unmatched within their industry as they'll never cut corners and will often take extra steps to ensure a job is completed on time and on budget and beyond their customer's expectations.

Alexis & Jean-Luc Guenia, Kensington NH said:

Deciding to hire Rick Mitchell and Jim Lufkin was an easy decision for us. Unlike most people looking for qualified and trusted professionals, we did not have to shop around. Having seen Rick and Jim's quality of work and work ethic while staying with family who had hired them multiple times over the past ten years, we knew it was the right decision. As first time homeowners, we did not have much experience with substantial work like the multiple-bathroom remodeling Rick and Jim did for us. Thankfully, some of the greatest benefits of working with them are: their experience, honesty, reliability, counsel, the quality of their communication (both for planning and details on technical aspects of the work), and upfront clarity of the scope of work and mutual contractual obligations. We are very pleased with the work Rick and Jim did. The two-month job was stress-free for us and the outcome was exactly what we hoped for. We look forward to working with them on many more projects in our home.

Mark Brancieri, Pelham NH said:

L&M Construction recently completed a detached 2 car garage at my home. I would highly recommend L&M to anyone. Right from the start, the level of communication from Rick was above and beyond my experience with any other contractor that was quoting the project. All subcontractors sent to work on the garage were experienced, professional and courteous. The finished garage exceeded my expectations. The attention to detail was impressive. The style of the doors, windows, exterior trim and the color of the siding and shingles match the house perfectly. Other details, such as recessed exterior outlet boxes, PVC trim boards around the garage doors, and the use of strapping in the ceiling were also nice to see.

Philip Colburn, Atkinson New Hampshire said:

L&M Construction recently added a wall to a lofted room in order to create an office in our home. The final result was outstanding and the wall looks as if it has always been there. Jim is a very talented carpenter and painter and his attention to detail is second to none. He was also able to solve a small carpentry problem that was very specific to our project and the final result looked perfect. We would not hesitate to have L&M perform work in our home in the future.

Bob Buckley, Derry NH said:

Jim and Rick were great to work with from start to finish. Both were very professional, understood exactly what I was trying to accomplish and guided the process to ensure a quality finish. They have installed several new windows, doors and sliders during the last year and built a replacement deck that far exceeded my expectations. Jim's attention to detail and craftsmanship is something I have never experienced with a contractor. I'm looking forward to the next project that starts soon.

Judy, Londonderry NH said:

Jim & Rick have handled several projects for me over the years. New roof, window replacements, exterior house painting, kitchen remodel & the latest project involved painting several rooms, new carpeting & master bath remodel. I have always been satisfied with their work. They are honest & trustworthy. I would highly recommend them without hesitation for your construction needs

Tom Roy, Atkinson NH said:

Rick and Jim have completed several jobs for me. Most notably a full kitchen remodel which really involved three rooms and came out excellent. Their work and craftsmanship are top notch. I never have to worry no matter what job I give them, I can count on it being done with quality, one time, and on budget. I would recommend them to anyone for any construction need.

Tom and Sheryl Maida, Bedford NH said:

We have been working exclusively with Jim and Rick at L&M since 2007. We wouldn't consider working with anyone else. Our largest projects include a new screened porch and a kitchen remodel. Both have exceeded all of our expectations and we have had no issues at all. No matter how long we think out a project ahead of time they always manage to make it much better. Their work is top notch, they have a solution for every issue that comes up, there are no cost surprises and you're not picking up construction debris for the next six months.

Donna & Blake Baker, Atkinson NH said:

L&M constructed our retirement home on Big Island Pond. We had a small seasonal cottage and L&M did all the work from demolition of the cottage in November to completion of our home in August. Rick participated with us in the design as well. We cannot say enough good things about Rick, Jim, and their subcontractors. The contract was well-done, all the work was excellent, and the end result makes us happy every day. Any small problems we've had since have been handled with a smile. We would recommend L&M for any construction projects you have.

Dr Albert Sandler, Hampstead NH said:

I have been a loyal customer of L&M Construction since 1993. From small jobs (decks and doors) to large ones (two complete house renovations), I have never been disappointed.They always come in on time, on Budget, and leave the work site neater than when they arrived. There are no punch lists when the job is completed. I have no desire to use anyone else. We did a complete cottage renovation from the studs up with new well, electrical, plumbing, windows , doors, walls, kitchen, bath, decks, etc. L&M completed the job 2 weeks early with no defects. If there is any issues, they address them immediately, always to our satisfaction. The quality of their craftsmanship is superb. When you receive an estimate from a future job, it anticipates possible problems, so you do not get costly add ons. I highly value L&M's ability to give a REAL estimate and not an underbid from someone else which ends up costing you more in the end. I have great confidence happily referring all my friends and acquaintances to L&M. You can pay more or pay less, but you will not find anyone who will do it better!

John & Suzanne Finocchiaro, Hampstead NH said:

We have worked with L&M construction on multiple projects including an addition of a garage and a mud room, a kitchen redo, a new 1/2 bath, two decks, and finishing our basement which included a 3/4 bath. Their sub-contractors are quality workers and L&M manages them well so that you don't have to.. L&M kept our house neat and clean during all of our renovations allowing us to remain in our house even during the biggest jobs. L&M provides a very thorough and complete estimate of work so that you know up front what the cost will be. The only extras we had to pay were for additional items we wanted outside the original scope of work. Jim & Rick are easy to talk to, they keep you in the loop on what is going on, they know the right products to use to make sure there aren't problems in the future, and they stand behind their work! We would use L&M again for our next project and we recommend them to our friends.

Russ and Mary Kinnear, Atkinson NH said:

Rick and Jim are true professionals. Their work is exceptional. Whatever project they do, they do it right. They stand behind their work, always making sure the customer is satisfied. We highly recommend them, whether it is for new construction, additions, or renovation, they are awesome! You won't be disappointed with L & M!

Ira Glick, East Hampstead NH said:

Rather than address a single job, I would prefer to write about our ongoing relationship with L&M as they have, to date, performed approximately 8-10 jobs on our house. These range from changing out windows to building a deck to updating a bathroom. In a phrase, I would have no other company work on our house. Jim and Rick are the consummate professionals and their work is simply superb. Jim is a craftsman who is capable of virtually any kind of building/home repair work. I know when we call them in to a job at our house, it is going to be done well -- I don't have to think twice about it. Simply put, I would rather wait for them to be available to do a job at our house than employ any other company.

G&S Carrie, Hampstead NH said:

In September, a tree fell on our deck demolishing it. After contacting the insurance company we called L & M Construction. Rick came over and gave us an estimate. The insurance adjuster forgot some needed items and Rick immediately called the insurance company for us and the adjuster changed the estimate. Work started soon after and the deck was finished within the week and is just beautiful! The construction team was the neatest we have ever encountered. We would recommend L & M for any job! Thanks again!

Jim and Rick

Meet L&M Owners

James L. Lufkin

Jim has been a carpenter and builder for more than three decades. Jim is experienced in all phases of single family home and condominium construction, light commercial construction and general home remodeling and repairs. As a co-founder of L&M Construction, Jim serves as the lead carpenter and on site supervisor. Jim ensures that the work flows efficiently and in a timely manner. A native of Hampstead, NH, Jim is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and has been an active member of the Hampstead Civic Club, The Hampstead Association of Softball & Baseball and the Hampstead Soccer Club.

Richard A. Mitchell

Rick has more than three decades of construction experience. Over the years, his responsibilities have included all phases of single family home and condominium construction, marketing, design, financing, land acquisition and real estate sales. Rick is cognitive of all factors facing homeowners when making important decisions relative to expansion, remodeling, renovation and new home construction. As a co-founder of L&M Construction, Rick serves as the primary design and sales consultant, estimator, and business manager. Rick is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and has been an active member of the Hampstead Soccer Club as well a serving as a board member of two local non- profits. By the end of 2020, Rick will be semi-retired, remaining in the background as a consultant and helping in the office, and doing design work.

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