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 to conclusion. 

We heartily recommend LM Farina & sons, and will not hesitate to retain them for our next project.

R. Hofflich
High Bar Harbor

Our 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!

Henry Hurwitz & Jessica Joern

L.M. Farina & Sons' attention to detail and qualitycraftsmanship have created a dream home for me.

Louise Neal

We 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 and  hardworking.

The span of work over the years has been varied and has included  reinforcement of our deck structures, creativity 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.

Larry and Marianne Kunz
Surf City

Our 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

Lance 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 were first-class!

John and Jane Romano


Very professional; delivered on time and on budget; excellent communication; no shortcuts. L.M.Farina and Sons only does it the right way.

James and Betsy Granite

L.M. 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.

We’re very grateful for everyone involved in making our project a pleasurable experience.

Bill & Betty Muhlberger


Lance, 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.

  As 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."

Dan 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!
Many Thanks,
David and Cara DePaul


The 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.

Gene Jaczynski

You 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 you highly.

When 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

Thanks again,
Andy Friedmann

Congrats 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.

John and Cheryl Cosgrove


Lance, 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 service.

Ted Feindt
Sea Oaks

We 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. 

Thanks again, Don & Jo-Ann Farley



It 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 then.

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.

  Every 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 treasure.

  From my long involvement in such matters I judge this to be a reflection of the ethics and personas of both parties involved.

  Lance, going forward, I will be looking to you to handle all future construction and maintenance work on this property.

It has been my pleasure,
M.A. Schwartz



I've 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 process.

His company's attention to quality and timeliness are always evident. I look forward to working with Lance again and highly recommend his company.

Christopher 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



Never 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 as possible.

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 renovation.

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.

DeFabrizio Family


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.

AJ Pino

Lance, 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 positive."

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 entire process.

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 Fischetti

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 project.

Dr. Bill Adams



.L.M. Farina & Sons  (609) 597-0072  361 East Bay Ave. Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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