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Very Happy Custom Home Client…
“My wife and I had a very rewarding experience building with Ketmar. Marie and Charlie Kenton were very qualified and professional. We challenged them with several new concepts and they rose to the occasion with quality solutions that were unique yet extremely functional. My wife did the interior design along with Marie and Melissa. We receive many complements and have fun showing the house to friends. We strongly recommend that anyone building a custom home contact Ketmar to discuss the project.”
There is truly no place like home. Especially when that home is built by Marie & Charlie Kenton…
“There is truly no place like home. Especially when that home is built or remodeled under the pay-attention-to-every-detail supervision of Marie & Charlie Kenton and their team at Ketmar Development Corporation. Let me share just two personal experiences with Ketmar that should give you the confidence to know you are making the right choice choosing Ketmar for your home.
The first occurred during the major remodel of our home back in 2001. The project involved literally tearing down most of the house, other than the ground floor. There was one day when I stopped by to check on the progress and walked in to see a brand-new beautiful wall of windows facing Canandaigua Lake. A smile immediately came across my face. Charlie, however, was not smiling. He was not happy with the structural stability of the wall and proved his point by putting his solid English shoulder into the wall, shaking it from top to bottom. The architect was called in, the wall was rebuilt, and we have been enjoying the breathtaking-and new very solid-wall of windows ever since.
The other experience happened just this week and is what actually sparked this testimonial. Now, you know, every new build or remodel comes with minor things here and there that need to be corrected. And Ketmar corrects them without question or delay. But, for the heart of this story, we have to fast-forward 17 years from our 2001 remodel, when several roof shingles slid off my roof. Not seeing where they were coming from or knowing how to fix the situation, I called Charlie to get help and a quote. I got the help. I didn’t get the quote. Charlie told me he would take care of it, texted me when the job was done and signed off the text with “no charge.”
I call that standing behind your work. And that’s why I can give you my personal endorsement that choosing Ketmar is one decision that you will continue to relish-for decades to come!”
I Purchased One of Their Homes at The Cottages…
“I can’t say enough about the design work that Ketmar does with their homes. Their attention to every detail is amazing. The entire team is committed to making the process of building or buying your new home stress free. I love the fact that they focus on truly making your house a very special home.”
Custom Home Client…
“Building my custom home with Ketmar Development was a pleasure from start to
finish. I was thoroughly impressed by their expertise, their advice, and their professionalism. I especially loved how I was encouraged to be involved in every aspect of the building and selection process. What a complete difference from my last “custom” home-building experience in 1992! I loved having a key to the construction site and having the opportunity to visit my home throughout the construction process. My field superintendent was an absolute gem to work with and was always available to address my questions and concerns, providing helpful suggestions and recommendations to me throughout my home construction. I am completely delighted with the quality and design of the new home that Ketmar Development has helped me to build. They receive my highest recommendation!”
Dr. Alan Bloom
Custom Home Client…
“We have worked with Ketmar on three major renovation projects over the past 6 years. Our experience was nothing but positive. From concept design through final completion, they were the most customer focused team that we have ever worked with. They understood our needs, produced on target designs, contracted the right providers and produced the highest quality results. I wish that everyone could experience working with Ketmar!”
Doug & Sue Connolly
We Built Our Custom Home in Ketmar’s Malvern Hills Community…
“We hired Ketmar to build our custom home. After seeing the houses they built and inspecting them in detail, we realized that this was a Builder with a eye for detail and quality of finish that we hadn’t found around Rochester yet. After building our detailed spec with Marie and our Architect, construction commenced and went according to schedule and delivered on time, even though we had a lot of bad weather during construction. The Field Superintendent, David, is awesome to work with, very understanding and will go the extra mile to keep a customer happy, answering questions and concerns and executing solutions. Ketmar would be our first recommendation to anyone, for building a custom home with a outstanding finish and attention to detail!”
Ben & Rebecca Stevens
Ketmar Razed and Rebuilt Our Home on Canandaigua Lake…
“Confidence, quality, timeliness, creative solutions and customer service, both during and after construction are the hallmarks distinguishing the Ketmar team. They consistently exceeded our expectations. Six years later, I still love what they helped create and recommend them without hesitation. Simply one of the best. We specifically chose Ketmar because we then resided 2500 miles away and could not depend on our daily participation in the development process. We needed to have a partner who listened, performed and got it right the first time! We saved time and money by avoiding the costly mistakes which so frequently happen with new construction and custom designs. The principals and staff were extremely helpful throughout the process and followed up after completion to insure we received the best result possible.”
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Local interior designer, Sonya Allen, is featured in Rochester Magazine as building her dream home with Ketmar. Enjoy these incredible photos and pick up the latest mag to read more…
My Hometown Your Home TV Show
Ketmar enjoyed hosting this season’s edition of My Hometown at The Cottages at Malvern Hills.
Design NY Magazine
A charming story of a custom home with Australian inspiration located in our custom home community in Pittsford, NY, Malvern Hills.
Rochester Magazine interviews Ketmar’s President, Marie Kenton, for an insider’s look into the latest home trends she’s seeing in Rochester. The article features our newest home community, The Cottages in Pittsford, known for it’s first floor master suites, open floor plans and extraordinary finishes.
Design NY Magazine 2015
Canandaigua Lake dream custom home Such an incredible project to be a part of. This one of a kind lakeside home in the Finger Lakes was custom designed and built with Ketmar and Patrick Morabito Architects. Interior Designer was Val Leonardo. Everyone worked together with pleasure, which is clear from this extraordinary photo shoot and story!
Design NY Magazine 2014
Canandaigua lake custom home The 2014 Design NY Magazine is available now! There’s so much beautiful architecture and great resources for those who are remodelling, building new or simply love design! See Ketmar’s article on an incredible “raze and rebuilt” home on Canandaigua Lake…click the photo to link to the Design NY website or better yet, go pick up a copy today!
Rochester Business Journal
Custom home builder and architect Pittsford “Improving industry climate buoys optimism among architects”
Democrat and Chronicle
New custom home Canandaigua Lake Written by Mary Chao of Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle. An incredible story of a custom built dream home by Ketmar Development on Canandaigua Lake. Enjoy video, photographs and more about this custom dream home in Finger Lakes.
Rochester Business Journal
New custom home community in Pittsford Writer, Andrea Deckert, interviewed Marie about Ketmar’s newest “maintenance free” custom home community in Pittsford, The Cottages! Use the image on the left to link there now or better yet, find the June 7th RBJ and go to page 4.
Watch the Democrat & Chronicle’s video on latest trends in home technology. This video features two of our custom homes in Malvern Hills, Pittsford, NY.
Dig into this an awesome issue of Rochester Magazine this month and discover an inspiring article, “A House Built on Roots.” We are so grateful for the magazine’s coverage and our clients willingness to share their story. Pick up a copy at Wegmans or follow the link to the left…
The Spring issue of Canandaigua Magazine includes a beautiful house tour of our other latest raze and rebuild project on Canandaigua Lake. Find this magazine at local grocery stores or follow the link to their website by clicking on the image.
The 2012 Design NY Magazine includes a wonderful article on one of Ketmar’s latest projects on Canandaigua Lake as well as a fascinating editorial on the unique process, raze and rebuild.
Please click on the photo to follow our link to the Design NY Magazine’s Website.