Testimonies

We dreamed of building a house for about 14 years, since before we got married.  When we met Matthew, we asked if we could just meet with him and Brandi to ask some questions.   We first met with them in April 2012.  After purchasing a lot in our desired neighborhood, we continued to meet with Matthew and Brandi over the next 2 years.  They patiently answered our questions (sometimes repeatedly :) and helped us tweak the floor plan we chose to make it best meet our family's needs.  Construction started in July 2014 and our home was finished right before Christmas 2014 - just like they promised!  Erkinger Construction Group does quality work.  Even the neighbor across the street told us he noticed how often they checked on things and was so impressed that he would choose Erkinger Construction to build his next house!  We are so thankful that we chose Brandi and Matthew to make our dream come true by giving us a house that is beautiful, comfortable, and energy-efficient and a place where we can call home and raise our family.  We would definitely give them an excellent rating and tell everyone that they are the best builders in this area!

Don & Kerri Dahlgren



After yet another completed construction project with your company I am sending my gratitude.  I did not anticipate 3 years ago when I met Brandi that I would have a beautiful new home, expanded business, and a remodel job completed by Erkinger. 
When my husband and I first discussed building a home it was far down the road.  After a meeting with Mathew and Brandi we realized that the process of home construction could be completed sooner than later and with ease.  Once I expressed my concerns about the multitude of decisions and options with Brandi she reassured me that she would assist in every step of the process…and she did!  From the floor plan selection to the final paint colors and interior design, Erkinger was with me hand and hand. 
As a fellow business owner I understand how difficult it is to operate with budgets and time constraints.  Erkinger understands the construction business like no other and handled all issues like champs.  When I called crying because I hated the doors that I ordered, they made sure I loved the newly ordered ones. When I was frustrated with the lending process, they assisted me with communication and deadlines. And when I was overwhelmed with flooring choices Brandi planned multiple meetings with contractors to make sure I LOVED my final product. 
The construction of my home led to the renovation of my company and to a spontaneous kitchen remodel.  Every phone call to Erkinger has resulted in a completed project that was finished on time and with great care to make sure that I was a satisfied customer. 
Aaron & Jennifer


 


When we decided to build our dream home we met with Matthew and Brandi and knew right away that they were the contractors we wanted to work with.  We were told from friends and family that we would be divorced after building a home but things went smoothly from the initial meeting to the completion of our home.  It was nice to have a male and female perspective.  Brandi went so far as to make numerous trips to Lowe’s and Home Depot with me to pick out bathroom tile.  The detail work by Matthew is easily distinguished in all of his homes.  I would highly recommend Erkinger Construction Group to anyone in the market for top notch contractors. 
Joe, Elaine, Daniel & Dylan  


 


We love our beautiful new river house! A dream was brought to fruition by Erkinger Construction. Matthew and Brandi were very professional and great to work with. Our house plans were challenging and unique, but no complaints only problem solving! A woman's perspective is always a plus when building your "forever" home and Brandi is a great listener. The construction and craftsmanship is top notch. I would definitely recommend Erkinger Construction.
Joe & Lori


 


Overall our experience was amazing!  Thanks for making our move to Lake City stress free.  We’ve made some lasting friendships.
Keith & Tamela


 







J.D. & Kristi


 


Dudley & Gail



We are so delighted about the completion of our outdoor kitchen/sleeping porch for our river house constructed by Erkinger Construction Group. Matthew Erkinger & Brandi Roberts were able to take our ideas & concepts and make them a reality. Even though our ideas were a little out of the ordinary, they were able to take us through the process of envisioning, planning and constructing with patience and attention to the specific details we wanted. Matthew is very knowledgeable about the requirements for construction to meet today's demanding standards, uses only the best subcontractors and expertly managed the process from design, permitting, through construction.   Brandi was so helpful in suggesting design elements that complemented the style we envisioned. We always received a quick response to any question or concern throughout the process. We would highly recommend Erkinger Construction Group for quality craftsmanship and reliability.   

Olga and John S.



I used Erkinger Construction Group to complete the renovation project for my new office.  After researching the local market, I found Erkinger to be reasonably priced and easy to work with.  When I had questions, Erkinger was available to answer them.  In midstream of the project, when I wanted to make some minor changes, Erkinger was able to put me at ease and accommodate my request.  Mr. Erkinger is a hands-on builder that I would recommend to anybody that wants assurance that the job will be done right and on time. I am very pleased with the outcome of my new office and get many compliments from clients when they visit.
Thank you Erkinger Construction Group for your expertise in dealing with people.
Faye McKnight, Agent
Allstate Insurance



We enjoyed our experience with Matthew and Brandi of Erkinger Construction in 2011.  From start of plan design with changes to selecting all items for the home, their input was welcomed.  When all was agreed on, construction was quickly and efficiently completed in about six month’s time.  When sub-contractors were scheduled, they were there and skill-fully completed their tasks.  Matthew’s promised move in date was achieved. Our enjoyment of our new dwelling is complete. 
We marveled that with the assistance of the Erkinger group,  we look forward to many years of comfort enjoying our new home.
Stephen & Carol Feko



We chose Erkinger Construction group to build our home in April of 2011. Matthew, Brandi, and the rest of the team were with us through every step! They gave us unparallel personalize service. From developing the plans to finalizing the little details after we moved in, we were walked through the process with a smile and confidence that alleviated all our fears.
Our first meeting with Matthew consisted of showing him a plan we liked and discussing our family’s needs. Matthew took our concerns to accommodate our handicapped daughter and helped us get them on paper. He worked with the architect, and together, we developed a floor plan that makes daily living much more comfortable for everyone in our family.
From choosing roof colors and exterior paint to designing ceramic tile patterns and choosing ceiling fans, Erkinger Construction was there for us. The craftsmanship is stellar and any time we had a problem, help was only a phone call or text away. Matthew and his staff are the most accessible, customer-oriented company we have ever worked with.
We love our new home and refer to it as our dream house. We have a walk-in pantry to die for and our daughter’s handicapped shower and spacious bedroom make our lives so much easier. The wide hallway, open floor plan, and wide doors make moving around the house so easy and comfortable.
We needed a home that made our lives comfortable and fun and that’s exactly what we got! We wouldn’t be able to enjoy our home as much as we do without the attention to detail that was put into the beginning stages of building our home…..attention that came from the experience and expertise of Erkinger Construction Group.

Thank you Matthew, Kelley, Brandi, and everyone with Erkinger Construction Group for making our dreams come true!
Scott and Shauna Bell


As the Pastor of Christian Heritage Church I am delighted about sharing our experience with Erkinger Construction Group. We all know that church renovations or building programs can be stressful for leaders and their congregation. However, throughout the time that Matthew and his staff were on our campus they handled themselves with great professionalism and character, not to mention finishing on time and within our budget. I would highly recommend Erkinger Construction Group to any church that might be looking to build or renovate their facilities.
Chris Jones, Lead Pastor




About seven years ago my husband and I decided to build a house. We took our time and looked at hundreds of home plans. We also met with several home builders. We are so glad that we took our time.  When we left Matthew and Brandi’s office after our initial visit we knew that we had finally found the right plan, but more importantly, the right people. When we first saw our house plan we thought that it was out of our price range. Matthew made the necessary changes and we now have a beautiful house that will grow with our family. Matthew and Brandi were always helpful. People jokingly (and sometimes honestly) say that building a house can be trying on a marriage. I can honestly say that it was almost painless. Thank you Matthew and Brandi for building the house that we will spend our lives in!
Chris, Beth, Tristan & Kristen



We would like to express our deepest thanks and appreciation to Erkinger Home Builders.  Everyone at Erkinger Home Builders was absolutely wonderful to us and made sure all our ideas for our new home were met. They went above and beyond in everything they did for us, always making sure we were completely satisfied.  You don't find this kind of customer service just anywhere.  Thank You Matthew for the wonderful detail you gave our home, Thank You Brandi for always answering ALL of our questions, Thank You Kelly for donating your time & talents to us, and THANK YOU ALL for building us our beautiful home!  We absolutely LOVE it!!!
Randy & Marsha



We bought our Erkinger Home in May of 2004.  After deciding to settle down in Lake City, we located a realtor and started looking for a home.  The first house that we were shown was our Erkinger “Home.”  It was under construction and about 3 weeks from completion.    We looked at several other houses after this one but “none” even came close to the quality that we saw built into it.  It was the perfect fit for us.  We signed the contract before that day was over! 

We downsized from a 3000 sq. ft. custom built home to a 1930 sq. ft spec home and we have basically the same comforts. The cost was the key to the sale!  Low cost with high quality, what more could a home buyer want!!  After living in the home for over 5 years, everything works like new; nothing is cracking or falling off or out of date: just low maintenance living!

We’ve thought of moving several times and we would, if we could take this house with us.   Obviously we can’t but if we did, I’ve got Matthew’s phone number and we would have no other contractor build our new home.

Thank you, Matthew, for building houses the way they should be built!!
Jim & Peggy



I received a letter in the mail thanking us for our purchase of an Erkinger Home. I really should be the one thanking all of you. We have lived in our home now for about 6 months and I love it, the ceramic tile work in our home is beautiful, there is so much detail. You can see the time and effort put into all the work throughout the home. We transferred here from Arkansas where we also had a home built but the quality of this home tops that. Thank you!
Anton & Susan



My mother dreamed of building a new home for years and in 2008 decided to just do it. The search for a builder started but, no one paid attention to her needs, they only gave their views on what they thought she should build. The search continued until we found Erkinger Home Builders, when I told mom where we were going as luck would have it she knew the Erkingers. I thought Fantastic!! It really was fantastic! We went to talk home construction and guess what Mr. E actually listened to us and he and Brandi made suggestions in line with moms needs and price range, and were extremely professional. They also noted my concern for mom in such an important endeavor because, I am in the Air Force stationed in Wichita, KS and would not be around to keep an eye on things. Mr. E told me not to worry. Good thing! Because when I returned to my base I found out I was deploying to Iraq. Guess what? While I was deployed Brandi emailed pictures and sent updates on the construction process, it not only helped me see the progress of the house, but it was so awesome to receive these emails with encouraging messages from home. Thanks Brandi! Finally, I came to Lake City to see the finished product. I cannot describe how I felt when I saw the house it was better than I could have imagined. There were architectural details that I never expected i.e. moldings, columns, plant shelves, alcoves and the use of quality materials was a plus as well. They also provided landscaping references, they left nothing to chance. Erkinger took us from the dream of a new home to seeing it realized. Erkinger Home Builders made this the easiest, most worry free, and professional experience. We can not thank them enough!!
Mamie L James & Teresa James-Strain



Very Pleased, Quality Construction - definitely enjoying our new home.
Clay & Ramsey


6/12/08
Several weeks ago on a Saturday afternoon the 200 amp power service coming into our house was compromised and we had a complete power failure. I tried all Saturday afternoon to get in touch with an electrician, with no success. Sunday morning I stopped by Mr. Erkinger’s home and told him about my problem. He gave me the name of the electrician he uses and suggested I give him a call.  I called the electrician; he came over to my house, surveyed the damage and said if he could get the parts he could repair the damage. The electrician called the owner of an electrical supply house and the owner agreed to go to the business and open it up so he could get the materials. The electrician returned to my home and by late Sunday evening had restored full electrical power. This service was truly above and beyond any service I have ever had. The gentleman took most of the day Sunday, that I’m sure he would have rather devoted to his family to help me in a time of need. 

The service I received is an excellent example of the professionalism, concern and dedication one can expect from any project undertaken by Erkinger Home Builders.
John Hampton


Whitlow
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Matthew Erkinger and his staff from Erkinger Homes for building our custom home in 2007.  We had many adaptations necessary in order to ensure our home was wheelchair / handicap accessible.  Matthew and his crew were able to meet our needs with custom made pocket doors, alterations to bath and sink access, widened doorways, and numerous other "little" things that made our home the perfect fit for our needs.  We are extremely pleased with the quality of our home and the personal attention we received from the staff in answering our numerous questions.
Jan & LeAnne W.


Manning

We are very pleased with the results. Erkinger has done a wonderful job building our new home. The process was very smooth and the house was built within the promised amount of time. We love our new home. Thank you very much.
Todd, Renee and Damon M.

Pomeroy
Just a note to say thanks to Erkinger Home builders for a job well done. I am very pleased with the "finished product". All the months of working and planning have paid off as I am now enjoying my new home. Thank you!
Judy P.


Morris
We had always heard how stressful building a new house could be. So, when we decided to build, we began asking around about builders in the Lake City area, and the name that kept coming up was Erkinger Home Builders. We can honestly say, that Matthew Erkinger has made building our dream home the most exciting and enjoyable experience. Every step of the way we were kept informed and were part of the process. At no point were we ever treated as if our wants or needs were a chore. Rather, Matthew and his team made it their business to see that we were happy. We cannot say enough about the quality of his workmanship, from his subs to his office personnel, or the strong moral character that Matthew embodies. We hope that everyone who builds a home would enjoy the process from start to finish, the way we did. If Erkinger Home Builders is chosen as the builder we KNOW they will enjoy the experience.
Tim & Tina M.


Bacon
When we decided to find a new home in Lake City we spent several days looking at houses in all areas of the county. A local Realtor helped us narrow the search to about a
dozen homes for us to visit and inspect. We saw a number of homes that were "all right." When we walked in the Erkinger Home Builders home on Kelly Lake Court in Emerald Lakes we knew immediately that we had found our new home. The tall ceilings, the upgraded kitchen and the tile master bath with whirlpool tub sold us. The quality construction was evident as soon as we walked in the door. The floor plan, an Erkinger original, is not the typical cookie-cutter plan. Everyone who comes inside marvels at how open and airy our home is. We are thrilled with our brand new home. An added benefit is that Matthew is a joy to work with and his word is his bond.
Rick & Candy B.



Granda
Over the years we have built 3 new homes. This is by far the nicest home yet! The quality of workmanship, and personal attention from Matthew Erkinger, the builder, made it a pleasurable experience. We have recommended him highly to friends, and if or when we ever want to build again, Matthew will be the one we call on.
Jose & Michelle G.



Bragg
Matthew Erkinger built my custom home last year. I am a customer who brought him a sketch of a house plan from a magazine and said "Matthew, can you build this for me?" Before I knew it, we were at the drawing board planning my home to be just the way I wanted it. I can truly say that from Day 1, Matthew was in communication with me on a regular basis. He was my working partner throughout the entire process. The process is of utmost importance to both the builder and the customer. From drawing up the plans and the initial closing, pouring the foundation and watching the house go up, to picking out the interior design and decor, and final modification, I can truly say that working with Matthew was a pleasure. He met with me on numerous occasions to help me be a satisfied customer. I am very happy in my new home.
Diane B.



Parker
When we decided to build our home, Matthew Erkinger was the first contractor that we met with. After looking at a home he built, we knew that he was the person we wanted and needed to build our home. Throughout the construction phase, Matthew kept us well informed of the progress. He went above and beyond all promises made, and even
completed our home approximately one month ahead of schedule. He was always available to answer questions. We feel that Matthew took the same amount of pride in building our home, as he would have taken in building his own. Matthew is definitely a man of integrity. He told us from the beginning that his job was to make us happy, and he certainly has. There is nothing but positive things to be said about Matthew. He is a man of great integrity, and one who takes great pride in his work. We were certainly blessed to have found a contractor with such expertise. Because we love our home so much, we could never imagine building again. However, should we ever change our minds, no one other than Matthew Erkinger would ever be considered for the job.
Jimmy & Diana P.


McGowen
I thank Matthew very much for building our beautiful home. I would want Matthew to build my next home.
Jack & Pam M.

 
 
   
   

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