Kennett Square Home

Additions/Renovations

The hospitality of our clients kept us warm during this wintertime job. Our challenges involved finding solutions to ambient noise from a nearby highway and a way to have a sound system be heard but not seen.

Blown-in insulation, special sound-deadening drywall glue and windows designed for low noise transmission all helped to mitigate noise.

We crafted cabinetry with special panels to let the sound of music out but speakers and other components discreetly hidden from view.

“ The quality of the workmanship, integrity and positive outlook of those involved in the project and the overall value of this project still amazes us. ”

"For years we dreamed about updating our 1968-built Colonial to create a more welcoming space for guests and family. Valuing quality, experience, and reliability, we sensed from the very first meeting with Rittenhouse that this builder was right for us. They listened to our dreams and ideas and provided invaluable feedback on what would help us move cost-effectively in the direction we wanted to go.

The on-site project manager was invaluable. Oversight given to the subcontractors and communication between the office and us flowed smoothly. We really appreciated the organization of the project and lack of unpleasant surprises. We knew exactly what was happening cost-wise and always felt we had options adequately explained to us. We were pleased that the skill level and attention to detail of Rittenhouse staff and subcontractors frequently exceeded our expectations. In many cases, we were amazed at the quality of the work done.

One of the unexpected things Rittenhouse did so well was to help us through the stages of coping with the building project. George Metzler seemed to know just when we needed a psychological lift and would gently remind us of what to expect at each stage of the process.

We could not be happier with the final product and found the overall experience to be enjoyable (a surprise!). The quality of the workmanship, integrity and positive outlook of those involved in the project and the overall value of this project still amazes us. We love sharing our updated home with others who often comment on the warm and inviting atmosphere and the superior quality of the renovation."

John and Brenda