Testimonials

Boren Construction has been providing professional custom home building, remodeling and home renovation services on Whidbey Island and throughout the Greater Puget Sound Area for fifteen years. Our reputation as building contractors is so important to us and we strive to be known for our quality construction, great communication, and high integrity. Reference letters and contractor reviews are available in their entirety upon request, along with contact information for direct recommendations.  As you can see from the contractor reviews below, we are most proud of the relationships we’ve built with our clients over the many years we have worked in the Pacific Northwest as custom home builders.

Boren Construction recently completed our new waterfront estate in Anacortes, WA. The project was complex due to site constraints, architectural and interior design elements, as well as integrating home automation technology. Some of the atypical challenges required coordinating with a project team that was outside of the State of Washington- this included the Architect, Interior Designer, the home automation system designer, as well as custom material vendors. Having built a few luxury homes in the past, I can honestly say this home is of the highest quality- likely due to the team that built it. They were highly organized and diligent in updating schedules and analyzing costs as the project progressed. LeRoy was always available to answer questions, provide updates, and he always returned phone calls on a timely basis. His subcontractor base was professional, friendly, and dependable. I would highly recommend Boren Construction to anyone that is looking to build a home or estate of architectural significance.
Roland Mosher
We were fortunate enough to find Boren Construction as we were seeking a builder for our new home. LeRoy Boren understood our vision and expanded on it to create a house that exceeded our expectations. He has strong design skills as well as being a top notch contractor. Some of his strengths include: Provided creative yet practical solutions and came up with many excellent ideas that we implemented. He understands how a home should work, and function did not take a back seat to form. Budget conscious/ Problem solver. Always looking out for the good of the project, ways to make improvements and save money. Good steward of our resources, saved us money by thinking through alternative ways to approach each step. He is honest, ethical, and his process is transparent. Organized, always on top of the project details. Responsive .Communicated clearly throughout the process. Open minded to our (sometimes impractical) suggestions, willing to accommodate our ideas, yet providing useful advice to keep us on track. Good natured, having a builder easy to get along with should not be underestimated, he helped make a stressful process more enjoyable and he was patient with our construction learning curve. The final quality is outstanding and we credit LeRoy with creating a beautiful home that we absolutely love. We can’t say enough positive things about Boren Construction, and recommend them without hesitation.
Linda Watters
We hired Boren Construction for a tear down, design and re-build of our lake home. I have to believe we are his most difficult (if not time consuming clients) to date. We are 2 families sharing a vacation home in Langley, Washington. To complicate matters 1 family is living in Sarajevo, the other in Portland, Oregon. After interviewing 4 contractors we decided on Boren Construction. We were impressed with everyone we interviewed, but we chose Boren because LeRoy was able to show us step by step how he was going to communicate with us and how we could have real-time updates on selections, budget, materials all through his interactive software (co-construct). We are ahead of schedule and within .5% of budget because of LeRoy's attention to detail. Time and again every subcontractor from lighting, flooring, plumbing, cabinets, everyone that has worked with LeRoy have said they love working with LeRoy because of his attention to detail. That attention means no cost overruns for us, no unnecessary change orders and completing our home on time. We give Boren Construction our highest possible recommendation!
Scooter Berton
LeRoy Boren was our choice after interviewing several competitors. Building a new home is a long, complicated process, particularly complicated in this case because the home is owned by two couples rather than one, and because the four owners had to oversee the construction from long distance as none of us lives in the area. One of the reasons we chose LeRoy was because of his use of Co-Construct software which is interactive and allows owners and contractors to talk, ask questions, discuss choices, monitor budgets and progress and post pictures. This tool along with Leroy's excellent communication skills were essential. But more importantly, it was LeRoy's own honesty and integrity and the quality of his (and his sub's) work that was most impressive. Design choices, materials, fit and finish are all top quality, from the Ipe decking that never needs maintenance to the hardwood cabinets, floors and quartz counter tops. He moved us along in our decision making so that we would make our deadlines and advised us of ways to cut costs. Leroy was incredibly patient with all four of us. He was able to navigate us through the process of building our house and make choices that maintained the integrity of our beautifully designed home. We would highly recommend LeRoy and Boren Construction to anyone.
Sue Berton
As a practicing engineer in Washington State with a specialty in residential and commercial structural engineering, I have known Mr. Boren and been associated with his projects for quite a few years. I have experienced his approach to problem solving and watched him work with clients, architects, engineers, subcontractors and his crews. He shows an ability to interact comfortably with clients, putting them at ease and promoting them to give input. He has demonstrated a capacity to work with architects and engineers, discussing the issues in technical language, providing valuable suggestions and recommendations and converting those discussions into effective results.
Jack Husband/J.H. Husband Engineering
I had recommendations for a few builders from people who were very happy, but chose LeRoy Boren because he had just completed a home across the street from me and everything I'd seen there seemed professional. I also liked the online system he uses to keep track of the project- this helped me to make timely decisions about fixtures and colors and avoid any delays. Getting the project permitted took months and months and I wanted to be into my house by summer. The old cabin was removed in December, ground broken in January, and I was in on June 12. The actual building from tear down to move in took less time than the site use permit alone. Everyone who saw the house being built has commented on the quality of workmanship. "I love your builder" was a comment that I heard more than once. The work moved fast but without taking shortcuts. LeRoy was always accessible to me by phone, email, and in person. He addressed any concerns I had, made his own suggestions along the way, but made sure I was happy with the choices. The sub-contractors were all very good, showed up on time, and worked late, and left the site clean. Problems along the way were minor and quickly addressed. This is the first- and last- house I've had built and I couldn't be happier with my choice of builder. I said from the start I had to stay within my budget and he did, but not by cutting corners on quality choices. When I was unsure he recommended choices and had an eye for the aesthetics of the project. LeRoy takes great pride in his work, and for very good reason.
Roberta Mayer
As an owner of a construction related business, I’ve worked with a number of builders over the years.  When it came time to purchase and renovate our new waterfront home, Boren Construction was our first choice.  Ours was a major renovation, involving completely removing the existing roof framing- during winter.  Boren Construction’s skilled team anticipated and solved problems before they could affect the schedule and budget, and really helped us make good design and budget decisions.  As with any project of this size, there were challenges during the project and the Boren Construction team made sure every aspect of the project was taken care of to a high level of quality and detail, and always clearly worked hard to deliver the outstanding results they are known for.  I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Boren Construction in the future, and highly recommend them to anyone who wants high quality work and long term service and accountability.
Eric Beardemphl
We’d reached out to Boren Construction and a few other builders to start the interview process after we had a preliminary house plan. The difference between Boren Construction and others was LeRoy himself. We’d spent a couple hours on the phone discussing our plan, budget, ideas etc. He took the time to ask many questions, listen to our ideas and committed to having “something” to us in a few days. During that time, Boren continued to call, asking question, discussing requirements and presented to us in his committed time frame a plan we were happy with as well as within our budget. This showed to us that we were important to LeRoy and were impressed that he addressed our concerns, put a plan in place based on our requirements and really took the time to listen to us and not put something together that was convenient to him. We walked out of his office a week later with a handshake agreement to move forward. His experience, allowed anxious, first time home builders relief. Not living on the island presented an issue too but we were relieved by daily calls with updates or just a conversation to let us know how the build was coming along. Calls and emails were answered promptly and LeRoy’s ability to explain matters in our terms provided us a sense of comfort. When accessing the property, announced or not, Boren’s subcontractors were always very polite, courteous and knowledgeable about our specific project. The highest praise however, came from our neighbors who always told us how friendly the subcontractors were and how clean the job site was maintained throughout the building process. Our neighbors, like us, wondered if they ever took time off as it seemed we had someone on site daily and progress was evident on every site visit. During the construction, we were amazed by LeRoy’s creativity. We were presented ideas that we had not thought about that sets our house apart from others. The entry way trellis, custom stain and copper flashing are only a few things that make our home unique. Every step of the way seemed to move along effortlessly even when on the rare occasion something wasn't quite right. From choosing appliances, floors, and paints to septic design and concrete drives there was never a moment when either by phone, email or the Boren website that you didn't know where your project was regarding budget or completion date. Our home turned out better than we could have possibly imagined. We contribute this to Boren Construction. LeRoy’s ability to effectively communicate and listen, his exacting standards, craftsmanship and commitment to detail along with a great crew of subcontractors and office staff made our build exciting and stress free.  
Jon Cooper
When we decided to build a custom home on our property in Greenbank, we were repeatedly referred to Boren Construction.  From our first meeting, LeRoy understood our budget and design requirements, and introduced us to a designer to create our unique space.  By having our builder and designer work together during the design process, we were able to get a design that fit our budget, and they took care of the permitting process as well.  Before we even began construction, LeRoy helped us make every selection decision for our project.  Because of this, our cottage was built on time and on budget, and the quality of the craftsmanship exceeded our expectations.  Boren Construction’s entire team of carpenters and subcontractors took really good care of our home, and were all very knowledgeable.  We would definitely recommend LeRoy and his team for anyone looking to build a new custom home!
Jennifer Elias
We are enjoying our lovely new home built by Boren Construction. The quality of craftmanship and attention to finish detail is excellent. LeRoy Boren made a number of suggestions and design recommendations which were executed beautifully. Our project came in on time and close to budget. When questions and issues arose, LeRoy was and continues to be quick to respond. Our designer, and nearly all subcontractors and recommended vendors were a pleasure to work with. We plan on many happy years in our little gem of a house!
Dori Hallberg
The Boren Construction crew built me a great looking and solidly built house. I appreciated how LeRoy always made himself accessible by phone, was conscious of my budget (which we did not exceed), and placed a high emphasis on quality. While the project was not without issues, I also appreciated his responsiveness and dedication in correcting any issues that came up. I found LeRoy to be trustworthy, honest, and easy to talk to.
Dirk Raffalski
Boren Construction, lead by Leroy Boren, is a first rate building contractor serving Whidbey clients. Their chosen sub-contractors are well screened and very competent. Boren Construction uses project tracking software for scheduling which helps keep clients informed on 'next step' progress. I have found them to be courteous, considerate and flexible during all phases of the project. The quality of the skilled craftsmen is notable and warrants your consideration for any project from a simple, small-scale remodel up to a complete home construction project. Confidence, competence and quality with a very personable leader is a potent combination for this high-quality general contractor.
laneonwhidbey
Mr. Leroy Boren and his employees have demonstrated an incredibly high level of service, with organization, proactive schedules, and an equally high standard of professionalism. We have just started planning for the remodel. We were introduced to Boren Construction through our architect, working on a major kitchen remodel. At our second meeting, he came already prepared with charts, diagrams, and work schedules. We have been through several construction projects within the past two years, and I have always been ready to ask questions of who, where, and when, of vendors, so I can do my work of choosing products. Well, Leroy had already outlined and described the process. After checking calendars, we developed some immediate dates to start the ball rolling. Leroy was always on time, courteous and respectful, at each and every meeting. An unexpected event happened in our lives to change the course of our remodel, and Leroy was so understanding, working with us to positively turn the project in an entirely different direction to make it a "win-win" for all of us. He even contributed to our community fundraising event to benefit homeless children. Boren Construction is a professional, but highly personal construction company! He and his crew are a community construction company. It's a pleasure to work with Leroy!
B. Bond
I have been consulting the construction industry for over 30 years. I've worked with hundreds of contractor over that time. In all the time I never met any contractor more organized and on top of technology than Leroy. This allows him to produce a superior product competitively priced. Architects working on multimillion dollar homes and home owners working on large remodels could not make a better choice. In my opinion Leroy is one of the best contractors in the country and highly recommend him.
Paul Sanneman/Dream Business Consulting
I used Boren Construction to build my new beach home. From the start to the finish they were very professional and through with my job, The detail and workmanship was impressive enough that I recommended them to my neighbor in building her new home. Boren is now starting construction on that house.
Bill Stover
My husband and I retained Boren Construction to complete a substantial remodel of our home on Whidbey Island, WA. What you can expect of Boren Construction: Fair and honest, quality craftsmanship, friendly and easy to work with, intelligent and has tasteful ideas, stands behind his work, a principled businessman. Everyone who sees our home wants to know who our contractor was. We are happy to recommend Boren Construction.
Joann Hamick
Leroy has helped on several projects on our property, the most recent an out-building which houses a shop on the ground level and a hobby room above. The quality of work was excellent, and although it was designed by an architect Leroy was able to make some adjustments which were wonderful improvements to the structure. We would not hesitate to have him perform additional work for us.
Chris J Bell
LeRoy Boren is a professional in every sense of the word. He takes pride in his work and it shows. I have found that communication is key in maintaining a good working relationship and staying on top of the many aspects of a project and LeRoy is a great communicator and has systems in place to make sure the job runs smooth. I will not hesitate recommend Boren Construction to my clients. His integrity is beyond reproach.
Casa Architecture and Interior Design