Client Testimonials

Our 20 plus years of fine craftsmanship and attention to detail have won Whritner Builders the affection of homebuilders, renovators, designers, architects and TV producers.

Our experience with John Whritner and his team was outstanding. We live in Los Angeles so were not present during the majority of the construction on our home. We could not be happier with the outcome and the communication we received from John throughout the process. Not only did John do an amazing job, he brought creative ideas to us and worked beautifully with our architects. We recommend Whritner Builders to anyone looking for a contractor.

Sam Bayer and Ericka Danko

Sam Bayer and Ericka Danko

Roxbury, NY

When we were finally ready to move ahead with our longtime dream of building our weekend getaway cabin, the search for a builder that we felt comfortable with was proving to be a bit stressful – until we met John Whritner. Immediately upon meeting John, we were confident that he was the one to entrust with bringing our dream to life. He was extremely attentive to our vision and provided detailed and accurate cost estimates for what we wanted. And the construction process was about as smooth and timely as we could have ever hoped for. John is a true craftsman and produced a finished product – our beautiful cozy weekend home – that we could not be happier with. And the icing on the cake? John and his crew are the nicest bunch of guys you could ever hope to work with.

Robert Buckwalter

Robert Buckwalter

Hobart, NY

When we met John, not only was he open to our desire to build as “green” as possible, but he immediately connected with our architect, and suggested numerous ideas. He ignited our excitement about building our dream home AND calmed our fears. In the building—which went incredibly fast!—John made executive decisions which pleased us no end. When our wishes would go “off,” he would firmly but warmly “correct our course,” stirring us in a realistic direction. His knowledge about all phases of home construction impressed us; so much so, that we always felt confident in his judgement and LUCKY to have him.

Neil Smith

Neil Smith

Gilboa, NY

John kept us informed on all costs along the way (materials & labor), so we could make decisions to fit our budget. He was organized and planned well in advance during each phase: gave us a heads-up on the next phase of building so we knew what we had time to make informed decisions. John is always personable and accommodating.

Melissa Sherman

Melissa Sherman

Gilboa, NY

John has done several major projects for us… all to perfection. He is a master craftsman and his work is superior in quality. Besides being a talented and reliable builder, John is also just such a nice person. We love working with him.

Pete and Val Clark

Pete and Val Clark

Stamford, NY

After many years of hopes and dreams for a country home, we wanted a builder who was honest, trustworthy, and could do the job right. John Whritner is that man. He incorporated style and function in every aspect of construction, made many wonderful recommendations we had not even considered, and was attentive to every detail. John Whritner truly has a unique talent and a love of his work.

George Rand and Pamela Ryder

George Rand and Pamela Ryder

Harpersfield, NY

John and his crew turned our cabin into a year-round home, and a home-away-from-home for our friends and family who love to visit. They’re master craftsmen, but there’s a bonus: They’re so nice and fun to be around. They really helped us settle into Catskill living. We look forward to working with them again.

Jessie Koester

Jessie Koester

Margaretville, NY

As far as I’m concerned, Whritner Builders is the only act in town. I trust him explicitly. Our mutual respect leads to exciting design and construction ideas, which we bat around to arrive at the best conclusion. His work is as near to perfection as you can get. No detail is overlooked. He brings good humor and calmness to his projects and always has a solution if things do go awry. When John commits to your project, he shows up when he says he will and finishes it on or before the targeted completion date. The men he has on his team (electrician, plumber, painter) are of the same caliber and do precise, beautiful work. John’s work, reputation and the way he treats people are the reasons he is booked up as far as two years in advance. But John is the only contractor I work with, and I’ll wait patiently on his list until he is available.

Kathy Vasile

Interior Designer, Rooms