As I was trying to determine if the barn could be refurbished or rebuilt, or what the next step may be, I reached out to a few companies. Stable Hollow was prompt, very helpful, and honest with giving recommendations and options for the barn.
From the first day materials and the crews arrived on site until the last day, I was very well pleased. All questions and concerns were addressed promptly. The final clean up of the jobsite was exceptional!
Professional, Hard Working, Quality Workmanship, Great Communication, Pleasant Attitude, Understanding and Practicing Exceptional Customer Service!
Top Notch Company to do business with!
We engaged Stable Hollow to help us restore our 200+-year-old barn at our farm in Washington County, Maryland. When we acquired the property, the barn was already showing signs of failure. After farming and using the barn for a year, it was on the verge of imminent collapse. Fortunately, we were referred to Stable Hollow Construction as experts in this field. They came in, assessed the condition of the barn, and developed a plan for restoring the building. In the course of developing the proposal and scope of work, they made two trips to the site, and went over many details with us as they developed the proposal. I have done extensive work in real estate development in my career, and the attention to detail and careful planning that the project manager gave to our project was above any I had experienced before. When it came time to execute the work, the crew was always on time and thorough in their work. The project went forward on schedule. Whenever a question or new issue arose as part of the project, the project manager communicated with me immediately so there was never a question on change orders or what had been completed. Ultimately, they delivered the project to a level beyond what we had hoped for, and in a way that ensured everyone was on the same page, and there were no unexpected surprises. I would highly recommend working with them for similar projects!
Thank you to all of the SHC team! Our barn renovation project exceeded our expectations. The craftsmanship and attention to detail was outstanding. The work ethics of the field crew of Dakota, Alvin, Lee and Clayton should be bottled and sold! Even our neighbors commented about how hard they all worked, plus they were a pleasure to have around for a few weeks. After all the pizza and ice cream my wife had for them, I thought maybe they wouldn’t leave.
We couldn’t be more pleased with the barn. We are honored to take part in restoring and saving a piece of PA history! I believe our barn will stay standing for at least another 180 years!
Dan and Lori L.
Dan & Lori L.
The integrity of that company, and the quality of the workmanship is unsurpassed. I had no idea the level of detail these gentlemen had... [My friends and family said], "Wow, what a company! Larry, you picked the right people."
"Yes I did. There is not a doubt in my mind that Stable Hollow were the people that were to do this barn for me."
Larry Darrenkamp, Owner
We put a lot of time and effort into preserving this colonial jewel. We were instilled to appreciate it and to do whatever was in our power to preserve it. For that reason, you bring in the best people you can. You don’t cut any corners.
Craig Coleman, owner of Elizabeth Furnace
York Springs, PA
Stable Hollow Construction helped me turn my dream into reality. From the moment they came out to give me an estimate on the work and discuss my plans, I noticed an unparalleled attention to detail. All of the people I worked with at the company were courteous and helpful. They went above and beyond to answer my questions and address my concerns. The work was done in a timely fashion, and the employees were very respectful. The diligence and perseverance shown when finding and fixing the leak in the water pump is especially noteworthy. The company is very professional and has excellent customer service. They even came back out after the project was completed to adjust some of the fastenings I was having trouble manipulating. The finished work is just what I wanted and more. The gutter work has been meticulously done. The beautifully crafted stable area could not be finer - it does not even look remotely like the same space I started with. I would definitely turn to Stable Hollow for future projects.
Building relationships is an important value for our team. We value the worth of others highly and want to see both our clients and our employees thrive. It’s our goal to nurture the skills and talents of our team, so they, in turn, can do the same thing for our customers
Stoltzfus brothers, Owners of Stable Hollow
There was quality and attention to detail at every step. They employed maximum reuse of materials. Any decay in an original beam or post could be cut out and the piece could be resized for windows, door frames, and trim. Besides saving some money, the reuse greatly contributed to maintaining the character and heritage of the barn.
I know hard work when I see it. I know organization when I see it. That was apparent from day one with Stable Hollow Construction. They were willing to restore everything they could on my barn. They had a lot more confidence in the barn’s structure than I did. I want them back when I have more restoration projects.
It's been such a blessing — this journey of loss. I lost half my family between January of 2016 and March of 2017. Then I inherited the barn. Now the renewal of everything my mom always wanted...not to have the barn fall into disrepair. I value the entire journey but especially the history and looking back and remembering.
Green Lane, PA
When I started the journey of restoring my 100 plus year old barn, I did not realize the subtle but extraordinary combination of construction skills and historical design knowledge required to bring the old building to life again. The Stable Hollow team worked hard to ensure that that every aspect of the project was coordinated and executed as promised even through poor weather and difficult logistics. Today the barn is ready for its second century and for generations to come. If you are looking for a high quality team to restore your barn and like outbuildings, look no further than Stable Hollow as your honest partner.
Stable Hollow Construction did excellent work on our barn. They added new support beams, crafted a number of new doors, and updated some of the trim. The doors are beautiful, and we were very pleased not only with their quality work but with their professionalism, their communication on the project, and their dedication to finishing the work in a timely manner. This is a very well-run business, and we thank them for their service.
Stable Hollow does a fantastic job. Very thorough - no punch list. I would not hesitate to recommend them! I particularly enjoy working with Daniel.
Chevy Chase, MD
Over the last 7 years MR Roofing has installed complete new roofs on two 100
year old houses. Stable Hollow has restored a 200 year-old large stone barn
and two tractor sheds (including new roofs on all three buildings). I am
72 years old and can enthusiastically say that it does not get any better
than this. At the end of every job I am sorry to see them leave. Great guys
and fantastic craftsmen!
Thank goodness we found Stable Hollow to preserve it. Now it’s hard to imagine what the property would be like if that barn wasn’t there.
Even with Stable Hollow driving almost 2 hours a day, they got more done when they were here than anyone else ever did. They don’t waste any time. We learned a ton about barns, and Stable Hollow was an incredible source of knowledge. We learned a lot about their woodworking and how they were able to repurpose so many things. Anybody who is looking to restore a barn, and called or asked, I would 100% suggest to work with them. I think they are honest, fair, trustworthy, knowledgeable craftsmen, who were as passionate about saving and restoring the property as we were. Leroy would come out and he would be giddy, and Daniel, the foreman on most of the job, was one of the best people I have worked with on any project. We went and bought hand-wrought iron straps for all the doors, and they made it work. They look beautiful. Nobody else would have taken the effort to do that.