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Alex and the team at Cypress Woodworks were amazing to work with from start to finish. From the very beginning of our kitchen and mud room renovation, the level of professionalism and expertise was top notch. Attention to detail and meticulous execution is how Alex and his team exemplified their true dedication to their workmanship and craft and the end result was a gorgeous kitchen and mud room that flowed effortlessly into the rest of our original 1930’s home.
Alex communicated consistently throughout the entire process letting us know daily schedules, punch list projects and final goals. Moreover, Alex was always checking in to see that in each and every step, we were happy with the workmanship. We also really appreciated, having to live in the space during the construction, the clean up process after a days work and their constant sensitivity to minimize their impact in our home.
We had a “tricky” project with undulating Floors, structural needs in our foundation, and a galley kitchen with a small footprint in which we needed to maximize form and function so to optimize every last square inch. The team had the vision and the expertise to get the job done and get it done right! Alex takes his personal long standing family tradition of fine woodworking very seriously and with a real passion to his craft as does the amazing team surrounding him. They all were wonderful to work with and we could not be happier with our new and beautiful space! Cypress Woodworks with out a doubt, 100% deserves all five stars they have earned in the past and certainly achieved that with our project!
— Former client
“I have had the pleasure of working with Alex and Cypress Woodworks on several projects over the last 4 years and I am always impressed with the creativity and craftsmanship!”
— Harris Structural Engineering
“Cypress Woodworks does the highest quality work and provides outstanding service. Alex is a very talented and hard working contractor. He is capable of doing difficult and challenging jobs which mine was. If you are looking for top quality vs. low price, you will get what you pay for with Cypress.”
— Former client
“Alex McKenzie is one of the best carpenter I have ever worked with. His attention to every minute detail makes the job finish perfectly. Alex has the passion and dedication to be a perfectionist. He has worked in my house on several projects, including renovations, and I am extremely pleased with his craftsmanship. I would strongly recommend him for any house renovation or addition.”
— Former client
“Alex is a contractor who takes incredible care with his work. He is honest, has a highly developed sense of craftsmanship, and a willingness to work with new situations. My firm, J.Roc Design, worked with Alex to construct a 5,000 square foot glass ski cabin in Stowe, VT. We worked together closely to refine details and ensure a beautiful end result. I couldn’t be happier with both Alex’s work and his attitude. He was a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend him and his company Cypress Woodworks to anyone.”
“I have had the the good fortune to have been able to work with Alex and his crew at Cypress Woodworks on 4 projects in recent years. On each of the projects, Alex has demonstrated not only exceptional professionalism, but a mastery of building skill as well. Each project has been different with varying levels of complexity and he has brought the same degree of focus and thoughtfulness to each of them. He is a true craftsman of his trade. As an architect, having confidence that the person in charge of bringing your designs to life will do it with as much care as you’ve put into the design is a gift.”
— Jennifer Lane Architecture & Design
“We hired Alex and Cypress Woodworks for a full kitchen renovation project in our home. Alex handled the general contracting duties for the project, as well as overall design and all of the custom carpentry. We could not be happier with the end product, as well as the way Alex handled the entire project. We now have our dream kitchen!
The attention to detail, craftsmanship, and sense of perfection that Alex brings is unmatched. He was attentive to our needs and questions, always explained everything thoroughly, and brought a personal touch to every step. Alex is one of the only builders in the area who specializes in using unique and reclaimed materials in his projects, and is well versed at integrating them into the overall kitchen design. He is intimately familiar with how to work with these materials, and creates true works of art in the pieces he builds. He is also versatile and was able to show us several different looks that could be achieved with the same materials, whether that was modern, or more rustic. Any issues that came up during the project were quickly addressed until we were 100% satisfied.
During the course of the project, my wife was in the third trimester of her pregnancy and Alex and his crew took extra special care in minimizing the impact to our home and lives. The entire Cypress Woodworks crew are true professionals that not only bring extensive experience and skill, but a personal and friendly touch, which you just don’t get with other contractors…and that’s something that was very important to us, given the amount of time they are in your home throughout a project like this.
Alex worked hard to find areas of savings in the budget, and provide the best quality product in the most efficient way. Alex also has a network of trade specialists who can handle any part of the project…and he holds them to the same level of quality as he does with his own work. Overall…we couldn’t have hoped for a smoother process throughout the project and a better outcome.
But what really sets Cypress Woodworks apart from the rest, is the unbelievable creativity and craftsmanship that you just don’t typically see. All of the components that Alex built for us…cabinets, shelves, island top, custom hutch, coat hooks, trim, paper towel holder, furniture, and more are all truly works of art that will last us a lifetime. We hope to get to hire Cypress Woodworks for another project down the road. We would recommend them to anyone…and do!”
“I hired Alex McKenzie to do a 4 month, $200k total reno of my 2 BR condo and I could not be happier! What an amazing job. Alex is wonderful, reliable, talented (not only can he manage your project but make you a gorgeous vanity or dining table if you want) and devoted to making sure you are happy. He communicated every step of the way so I knew exactly what to expect regarding budget and timelines. The subs were also wonderful. No attitudes and totally professional. You can’t go wrong with Cypress Woodworks.”
— Former client
“We have hired Alex McKenzie for projects that require detail and skill, and he has always done excellent work. He’s finished projects on time, and he has stayed within budget. Alex is truly a craftsman with wood. And he has the kind of integrity that is hard to find these days.”
— Ken and Marilyn
“Alex McKenzie is a true craftsman with a vision for a project, a passion for woodworking, and refined skills. He renovated our kitchen and took the time to make sure our pots and pans fit into our custom cabinets before making them. He re-purposed materials that we had to create our front-entry and island top. It never felt like just another job for him; he cared about the outcome. He saw an opportunity for more drawers not in our design plan, ran it by us, and built extra drawers that we use every day. He was a great communicator, problem-solver, and he stuck to his timeline.”
— Heidi and Tom
“Alex is an absolute joy to work with! He built our stunning dining room table with hand tools in the tradition of the finest craftsmanship, even sourcing historic local beams for our project. He is a great communicator, always easy to reach, is always on time and was extremely respectful while on the job site. We look forward to working with Alex for years to come and cannot recommend him highly enough.”
— Tyler and Madhurii
“The quality of the carpentry was excellent, as was the attention Alex showed in making sure the sub-contractors worked to a similar high standard. The end result exceeded our expectations and we would have no hesitation in recommending Alex.”
“Alex is wonderful to work with. He immediately understood what it was we wanted him to build, and he created beautiful, classic pieces that were exactly what we wanted. He is pleasant to be around, timely in both communication and his work, and is, in all respects, a professional at what he does. I will undoubtedly be calling him again for more work in the future.”
“Designed and built our bar and built in’s at Pascolo Ristorante in Burlington. Top notch work, on time, on budget, and beautiful finished products. This is all you can ask for with commercial projects! Highly recommended.”
“Alex has worked in the capacity of site supervisor on two high performance prefabricated homes that I have managed in Central Vermont. Both projects had strict and aggressive deadlines to meet, Alex and his crew were up to the challenge and delivered in both instances. His understanding of high performance and high quality building practices is outstanding.”