I'd like to thank Tom Monetti of Monetti Homes and his crew for the job they did in restoring my home after superstorm Sandy. I have been involved in construction for over 50 years as a retired plumbing contractor and held many N.J. licenses including Construction Official and I can say Tom's professionalism, knowledge and courtesy has brought back my 10 year old home to even better condition than the day we moved in. His crew did a super job and I would like to thank them as well in putting our lives back together after that terrible storm. I would highly recommend them. Tony & Fran - Manahawkin, New Jersey
We had never planned on raising and renovating our home on Long Beach Island, New Jersey as we had a contract to sell it prior to Superstorm Sandy hitting the Jersey shore. In addition, we reside full time in South Carolina so all work had to be done long distance. Unfortunately, our home sustained a lot of water damage on the entire first floor which made the project a necessity. We were so extremely fortunate to have Monetti Homes,LLC take over the demolition and reconstruction for us only a few days after the storm. The experience was more than a positive one, it was a major relief. Tom Monetti had superb contractors who were knowledgeable, available, and flexible. They paid careful attention to detail in all aspects of the construction. All the contractors we dealt with were truly professional craftsmen who were neat, courteous, and above all, honest! If any issues arose, Tom was always quick to respond, and he was available at all times to discuss anything and everything. The workmanship in the home, and the scheduling and supervision of the project showed the building integrity of Monetti Homes, LLC.
As anyone knows who was affected by Sandy, the insurance and FEMA processes were not the fastest so it took a lot of stress off us to work with someone who was flexible enough to adjust to our time frame and deal with adjustors on our behalf. The finished home was so beautifully constructed that we had second thoughts about the sale.
It is without hesitation that we recommend Tom Monetti and Monetti Homes, LLC since it is an outstanding, professional company. Elaine and Paul - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
My company Shoreline Plumbing & Heating Inc. has worked with Tom Monetti for over twenty years. He is extremely knowledgeable about all facets of construction , he is honest with his customers as well as his sub-contractors . His customers are always his first concern , his commitment to quality and cleanliest of his job sites is unlike any other builders that we work with. His scheduling is the finest I have worked with which in turn puts his customers on tract to enjoy there new home. Being a sub-contractor for Monetti homes , it is a pleasure dealing with Tom and his team. When Tom calls to schedule work we know that when we arrive at his job that it will be ready and a clean and safe environment for my crew to work in and complete our job. When I need work done on my own home or if a family member needs work Tom Monetti Homes is the only contractor that I would use or recommend. Pat - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Hiring Monetti Homes was the best decision we made after our home was made uninhabitable after Superstorm Sandy. Tom with us every step of the way from the beginning to end and explained the entire process up from so there were no surprises. He worked with our suggestions as well as making some of his own when needed. His attention to detail was outstanding and was quick to respond to any of our questions and keep us abreast of progress along the way. Unlike some of the larger builders in the area, Tom himself was on site overseeing construction on a daily basis to make sure everything was built to his own high standards. We could not be happier with the job Tom and his team did building our dream beach house and therefore we recommend Monetti Homes highly. David and Maria, Beach Haven Terrace, NJ
The Belyea Family would like to thank the Monetti Homes’ Team for all their efforts in reconstructing our home after the damage from Hurricane Sandy. We feel that you have provided us with one of the highest quality redesigned homes on Long Beach Island.
It was a long and difficult road from Sandy until now but with the end product we have now, we feel it was well worth the time and money spent. Both you, and your sub-contractors were a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process. We appreciate how well you worked with my wife and daughter in law in regards to the attention spent on every little detail to make our home a unique and special property. From the exterior to the custom interior (including fitting and elevator into the existing structure, which was no small task) we could not be more pleased with the final results. As I said, this was an arduous process but it proved to be very rewarding with the proof being in the final results. The Belyea Family, Brant Beach, New Jersey
Our experience with Monetti Homes was absolutely wonderful! From beginning to end, we were more than satisfied with the transformation of our sixties ranch to a modernized, functional and spacious home. When we first met for the initial consultation, you took the time to fully understand our expectations and helped us to achieve our goals within our financial constraints. The initial timeline you provided, along with the weekly updates on progress, were not only accurate but showed the level of detail and attention you gave to our project.
In addition to staying with the outlined schedule and keeping us informed, what is especially impressive with Monetti builders is the quality of work provided and the impeccable neatness maintained. Living in our home throughout this project, we saw firsthand on a daily basis how you worked and the standard of care you upheld. We cannot thank you enough for taking care and being conscious of our needs as we remained in the house.
Our finished interior renovation is more beautiful than we could have imagined. Our kitchen is gorgeous and truly makes a statement about our home. Your many suggestions and recommendations added to the detail and functionally within each room that you worked. We are enjoying all of our new spaces and are looking forward to working with you again as we update the exterior of our home.
We give the highest recommendation for your honesty, integrity and craftsmanship. Chris and Kathy - New Jersey
In the spring of 2017 Tom Monetti of Monetti Homes LLC completed our new beach house in Beach Haven. It is everything we planned and hoped it would become, which is Feng Shui by the bay. This testimonial openly publicizes Tom’s fine work for consideration by future Monetti Homes’ clients.
Starting with planning and coordination at the completion of the architecture stage, the transition from design to bid proceeded smoothly as Q&A was direct between the architect and builder avoiding any dropped details. The quote stage went surprisingly well. Bids were invited by multiple custom builders. Comprehensive quotes created a best-case owner’s dilemma by very close bids from excellent builders. As a licensed engineer who appreciates the endless range of options with many corresponding construction details, high fit and finish expectations were the objectives communicated. Surprisingly it was difficult to select between exceptional quotes by highly qualified builders. After a multiday detailed dissection of the array of factors for consideration, the winning quote was selected and the job was awarded to Monetti Homes LLC.
Having led the efforts for many large contracts in my profession, it becomes clear that “contract police” don’t actually exist, though some still fantasize otherwise. Those that don’t appreciate this important matter open themselves to unprincipled contractors with escalating costs. If a contractor cannot be trusted to get the details right, then the written contract is of little real help to keep progress on track. Trust is the key to success which is established by one’s character. Tom’s principled character mattered greatly to us. Monetti Homes is a wise choice for a principled contracting.
Coordination between the township for the permits, the surveyors, the house demo contractor, and the piling installer all proceeded smoothly with Tom coordinating between each. The framing started promptly after the pilings were set.
Communications were frequent and helpful keeping the build-flow moving along. Staying ahead of the subcontractors by providing the many detail decisions before-hand was the intent for preserving schedule. Mostly the build advanced with design selections staying ahead of schedule but occasionally back-ordered product selections backfired disrupting the plan. Unexpected back-orders happen. Nevertheless, recovery with Tom’s support was reliable bubbling up attractive options while avoiding unacceptable compromises. Honest communications and flexibility is Tom’s way forward.
Identifying worthwhile options was highly valuable and anticipated by Tom’s quote. One contract option for adding spray foam insulation to the building caused smiles right from the start of moving into the house. Both spray foam plus traditional glass fiber batting was added for the combined purposes of highest energy efficiency and sound attenuation between floors. The results are conclusive producing a very comfortable house whether it’s cold or hot outside. The energy bills are lower than predicted and sound attenuation is highly effective keeping peace between adults and the younger ones. Adding spray foam is a highly recommend investment especially because it pays for itself within a few years.
Fit and finish are self-evident with Monetti Homes. It is simply in Tom’s DNA to build nice things. He does it right the first time and pleasantly surprises with finish details. There was not a single item that required any level of redo. The fit and finish have been commented by multiple real estate professionals as highest quality, which we concur. Expect the best fit and finish from Tom and his crew.
I had met multiple subcontractors doing their specialty portion during the build. I am particularly sensitive to how the subs are treated by the general contractor. This is where custom building meets its friction zone. It became obvious the relationships between the subs and the General Contractor Tom were healthy and happy leading to things getting done right without compromise. Progress payments were always handled properly with no funny business.
Tom has dedicated his professional career to becoming a competent builder and project manager. He starting to learn how to swing the hammer building houses with his grandfather. He was taught well; both leadership and construction skills are solidly forged, but he still obviously enjoys to doing some of the work himself. Tom is perpetually enthusiastic and takes real pride in doing it right, first time!
The build wasn’t without some minor details to attend. But what matters most is that all issues were communicated promptly with an honest and open manner avoiding surprises. Expect Tom to bring his own constructive ideas too. He brings timely and value-added thinking as the build progresses. You can’t ask for more.Michael Braithwaite & Marianne Deska