On an island where the new homes
are starting to look all too similar, Lance
and his capable crew created something very special for
us. Our renovation is a source of endless compliments
from our neighbors.
Our construction period, usually a time of stress
and uncertainty, was a positive experience; Lance kept
us in the loop with open communication and a free exchange
of ideas. We’ve built and renovated over six homes and are
fully aware of the process, from design to bids to contract
We heartily recommend LM Farina & sons, and
will not hesitate to retain them for our next project.
High Bar Harbor
friends all said we would regret trying to build a new
home. Lance and his outstanding crew over at L.M. Farina
and Sons proved them all wrong. We love our house!
Hurwitz & Jessica Joern
Farina & Sons' attention to detail and qualitycraftsmanship
have created a dream home for me.
have had the privilege of having Lance Farina do work
for us at our Surf City home since 2003. His work and
that of his staff has consistently been of the highest
quality, done in a timely, dependable and responsive.
Lance has a thorough knowledge of the ever changing codes
and requirements on LBI. He and his staff are truly honest
span of work over
the years has been
varied and has
included reinforcement of our deck structures,
in securing and installing a large
beautiful garden window and totally expediting and renovating
a portion of our home to meet the local code requirements.
and Marianne Kunz
family was extremely pleased with the work L.M. Farina
and Sons performed for us. They completed a full
multi-level dock with compositie decking, and dog ramp,
in a timely fashion and without any hassles. Every
time we changed or added items, they met the request eagerly
and without complaints. The work was first class.
We would highly recommend them for any job. They
are a rare find in a the construction world where you
usually find delays and arguements with any changes.
Bob and Kim Friedman
and his crew did a great job re-modeling our shore house
in North Beach, closing-in our first story with two garages
and storage areas. Materials, workmanship, and communication
and Jane Romano
professional; delivered on time and on budget; excellent
communication; no shortcuts. L.M.Farina and Sons only
does it the right way.
and Betsy Granite
Farina & staff are very customer oriented people.
Bill & I had many questions and phone calls which
were promptly answered. We never would have known all
the options available if it wasn’t brought to out attention.
very grateful for everyone involved in making our project
a pleasurable experience.
& Betty Muhlberger
Jane and I wanted to thank you again for the outstanding
work your company did in building our dream home. We
had been warned that the homebuilding process would
be difficult, but you and your guys actually made it
enjoyable from start to finish. The main reason
why I chose your firm over the others is that I was
told that you were people of great integrity.
you know, I'm not a contractor and I don't live full-time
on the island. As a result, I wanted to be sure to deal
with someone who I could trust would do things the right
way even when I wasn't looking. In hindsight, that was
the single best decision I made throughout the process.
It was clear from beginning to end that there
was only one way things were going to be done on your
jobsite - the right way. The peace of mind I now
have forever knowing that my home was not just thrown
up as so many are, but rather carefully crafted, is
priceless. Thank you so much."
and Jane Taylor
Thank you so much for helping us in renovating
our home and for making it so truly, truly beautiful!
We are amazed at how much better the house looks. We feel
as if you have created our dream home !
You and your crew were always extremely
professional and courteous. We knew that we could count
on you to work with us as we navigated through the process
of renovating our house. You were available to answer
our questions or to meet with us at any time we needed
you to and always provided us with excellent ideas on
how to improve aspects of the renovation. Kudos to Lance
and his crew. We would recommend them to everyone!
David and Cara DePaul
quality and craftsmanship of their work is first-rate.
Working with them was a pleasure and they were always
accessible to discuss any concerns about our project.
We really felt like our home was their top priority.
are wonderful craftsmen but moreover you are kind, clean(you
took away all old fixtures and even the boxes) and
full of honor and integrity. I will recommend
our shore property requires more work, there is no one
else I would call.
Dana Weltz Harvey Cedars, NJ
It was good to finally
meet you after all the months of emails and telephone
calls. When I settled in after getting the place
and pieces back together, I was thrilled by
the finished product! What a transition you
accomplished! I appreciate your patience and professionalism
in working with the other vendors and getting
it all done in time for this summer season.
I particularly appreciated how you addressed all the unforeseen
problems as they arose. Your recommendations always
turned out to be the right ones. I would
highly recommend you to anyone wanting to redo their
house, even long distance from California
to LM Farina for a truly great remodel. We needed additional
living space and had a "GREAT" room added replacing
a deck. The new open floor plan just flows with the entire
home. The crew was always in touch with us and the picture
e-mails kept us in step with the progress. Having our
home featured on your remodel page lets us know that you
were as pleased as we were. Thanks for a job done well.
and Cheryl Cosgrove
just want to let you know how pleased Marilyn and I are
with the pergola that you constructed over our patio.
We had contacted you with a rather vague concept of the
design of the structure, but after a short consultation
with us, you quickly provided a detailed plan for a functional
and very ascetic structure which complements our house.
You and your crew were a pleasure to work with and we were
pleased that the project was completed within the promised
time frame. We have had many unsolicited compliments
on the pergola from friends and neighbors (and from strangers
including golfers who observe the pergola from the fairway
behind our house). Thank you for your professional
are very pleased with the work you and your people did tearing
down and replacing the pergola on our dining
deck in Loveladies. The work was done very professionally
in a very short period of time and very promptly after
we contracted with you to do it. And we were especially
pleased with your business and interpersonal skills,
your work ethic, and the thoroughness of the site cleanup
following job completion.
& Jo-Ann Farley
is now two years that we have been in the house your company
built for my wife and me. It does not seem possible that
the house that was started in October 2003 and completed
in August 2004 has been our principle residence since
Since we lived only a block away during
the construction period we were able to get to know you,
your workers and the various sub-contractors very well.
All worked hard and with a strong commitment to do their
best. We appreciated their dedication to detail.
This commitment to excellence has shown
itself over the last two years. Were there little problems?
Yes, a few, but they were promptly addressed by your staff.
Kathy and I have enjoyed our home, as have the rest of
our family and friends.
We have recommended and will continue
to recommend your company to others. If you would like
to show the house to any prospective clients, please do
not hesitate to give us a call."
Richard H. Klein
I must write to you and thank
you for the outstanding job that your company did in the
major renovation of my ocean front home on 21st
street in North Beach Haven.
The Scope of the renovation as you know included
new siding, trim, roof, deck and railings.
aspect of the project was executed with professionalism,
outstanding workmanship, performed in a timely manner,
and in an atmosphere of friendly congeniality. Throughout
the project the few minor differences that arose were
quickly resolved in a fair and friendly manner. The
project was a pleasant experience which I shall always
my long involvement in such matters I judge this to be
a reflection of the ethics and personas of both parties
going forward, I will be looking to you to handle all
future construction and maintenance work on this property.
has been my pleasure,
worked with Lance on numerous projects since in 1998.
Each project present's it's own unique set of issues and
Lance always seems to provide a seamless construction
company's attention to quality and timeliness are always
evident. I look forward to working with Lance again and highly
recommend his company.
Jeffrey Architects PLLC
I would like to
take this opportunity to commend you and your team for
the outstanding work and craftsmanship that was exhibited
on my house - the job is top quality. You and your teams
guidance in selecting best products and material for
my specific application will lead to less overall maintenance
over time and the quality of workmanship exceeded my
expectations. It should be noted that there was no clean-up
of any debris after the project -this was a great surprise.
As I compare the work done on my house to other renovated/updated
houses in Beach Haven West, no other house has the unique
construction utilizing state of the art materials or
the quality of construction that mine does - Thank you
for making my house unique.
Thank you for taking the time to care
about my house and helping solve my renovation needs."
Sincerely, Paul E. Volkmer
before experiencing or expecting rushing water to invade
my home, soaking three bedrooms and my dining room, while
I knew to call my insurance company and try to salvage
what I could, dealing with clean-up and repairs were out
of my league. Then I remembered L.M. Farina and Sons.
From your fast response to all the steps
needed to remove walls, insulation, etc., before mold
could take hold, you were there with your crew. You were
also there to help me think through ways to cost effectively
remodel my bedrooms to not only improve my home, but also
turn a personal disaster into a life enhancing opportunity.
Throughout the whole experience, I learned
of the high quality sub-contractors you have as members
of your “Quality Assurance Team” as all strove
for excellence. Like you and your crew, they also put
in the extra effort to help me return my home as fast
Thank you and may God bless you, does
not begin to say what is in my heart. However it is my
desire that you share in this note of appreciation not
only with all who assisted in my time of need, but also
potential customers, as I hope it will let them know the
assurance I personally give them that signing a contract
for a small or big job to be done by L.M. Farina and Sons,
is the way to go.
Sincerely, Ms. Gene Terkelsen
When we started the
process we had very dilapidated house which was built
in 1950; by this point harsh weather had taken its toll
and many thought we should tear the house down and start
over. However, my dad was adamant about keeping the house
(which had some architectural significance as one of the
first reverse living houses built on LBI) so we entrusted
Lance and his team with a complete interior and exterior
We also had a very limited budget so Lance
and his team needed to be flexible and efficient. This
required numerous changes and adjustments that most builders
would not have been able to handle. Many builders can
build by the numbers, but few can improvise and work out
unforeseen challenges like L.M. Farina and his crew.
In the end we got a finished home that
was both well done and a very good value. In these times
value and craft must go hand in hand and we received both
from L.M. Farina and Sons in this very difficult and unique
project. We wish Lance and his team continued success
and we highly recommend him on your next renovation project.
My wife and I have been
working with Lance Farina for almost 15 years. I had contracted
with Lance to replace a large Andersen picture window
on the second floor of our duplex, as well as replacing
a sliding glass door onto an upstairs sun deck. It was
not a large job, but Lance was prompt, neat, professional,
and did quality work at a reasonable price, much to our
satisfaction. Fast Forward 15 years, I contacted Lance
to bid on an elevator and tower I wanted to add to our
home to accommodate our 93 year old father in Law living
with us. He quoted the work at a reasonable price, performed
in a very professional, neat, and dependable manner. He
is a trustworthy man of his word who does what he says
he is going to do when he says he will do it. When the
start of the project was delayed for 9 months by an unexpected
need for a variance, delaying the start of the project
from Sept 08 to May of 09, he completed the exterior work
on the tower by Mid July without breaking through into
our living area, allowing us to enjoy our summer 09 without
construction dirt and debris. He started again at the
end of September and completed the job to our complete
satisfaction by year end. We added to the job several
times, and made some changes in design during the job,
and were treated fairly and competently. He is not too
big for a small project and not too small to handle a
large project. I wholeheartedly recommend Lance Farina
to anyone building in or around LBI.
Regards, David and Diane Thompson
As a contractor myself,
I understand the need to provide the best possible craftsmanship
to my clients. LM Farina and Sons exemplifies outstanding
professionalism and craftsmanship. Throughout the entire
remolding phases of my house, Lance and his workers were
always courteous, clean and truly some of the best people
I have every had the pleasure of working with. Lance was
always open to my suggestions and ideas which made this
project exciting and fun to work on.
In the end, I cannot say enough about
how pleased I have been with my home, it is by far one
of the most challenging projects I have done and without
LM Farina on the job I would never have been able to complete
my dream home.
I'm happy to say that working with you has been a pleasant
experience. Your suggestions have been "on the
mark". Moreover, you have had a good deal of respect
for the project budget, which I find unusual and a real
Regards, Leon Ciferni
From our first meeting
, my husband Gary and I knew immediately that our experience
with Lance and L. M. Farina and Sons would be
a positive one. Lance was very enthusiastic and open to
ideas when we wanted to upgrade the outside of our home.
He and his crew were very professional throughout the
Our beach home looks
beautiful with our new siding, garage door, outside showers and
all the beautiful stonework. We couldn't be happier. We
would highly recommend L.M. Farina and Sons to anyone.
Diane and Gary
Lance Farina, is a contractor
with integrity who takes pride in his work and is customer
sensitive.He is results oriented with great people skills.
We would not hesitate to contract him again for our next
Dr. Bill Adams