In June 2020, I purchased a 3 bedroom/2½ bath townhouse condominium from the original owner, who had purchased it in the early 1970s. Except for a laminate floor installed on ¾ of the first floor, the condo had not been updated at all. Imagine a ‘70s condo – popcorn ceilings, blue tiled bathrooms (and blue sink and toilet), small separated rooms (small kitchen separated by a wall to a small dining room), non-functional soffits, etc. After interviewing a few contractors for this task, I partnered with Jason Bernier of Bernier Building and Remodeling. The remodeling began in January 2021. The tasks at hand were many: gut/remodel 3 bathrooms, apply sheetrock on all ceilings, build a closet in the living room that would do double duty as a coat closet and a space for a stackable washer/dryer), open a wall in the living room to open up the staircase, remove all soffits, replace the kitchen floor, remove the wall between the kitchen and dining room, opening a wall in the dining room to accommodate drawers, creating an island in the newly opened kitchen/dining space, replace bannisters, remove carpeting on stairs, paint the entire condo. Jason acted as the general contractor when not doing actual hands-on work. He coordinated the necessary tradesman – electrician, plumber, painter, tiler, finish carpenter, etc. Of course, there were unforeseen issues – past termite damage needing remediation, ductwork in need of repair, stair treads/risers needing enhancement. He had contacts with each trade, and they were always very responsive to his request for service. Additionally, Jason was creative with suggestions. He offered up tiling the kitchen backsplash – which I was not going to do – with the left-over tile from the upstairs showers. There are many more suggestions that he offered that made a difference in the condo project. Finally, Jason was very mindful of the budget for the project. If you are looking for a general remodeler/builder, you should contact Jason. I found him to be innovative, creative, honest, respectful of the client and budget, has a wide range of contacts for tradespeople, and truly cares about the outcome of the project. You will not be disappointed.
Cynthia – Milford
What a wonderful job Bernier construction did on our 50 year old bathroom . It was a complete makeover and done in a very professional way they were very neat they were very clean and punctual. Jason work with patience and understanding of what we wanted and needed. We highly recommend Bernier Construction. Happy.
Phil – Milford
I was looking for a contractor that I can use on a regular basis to help improve my home so we gave Jason and Bernier Building a try with some much needed ceiling repairs and small projects. Jason was very professional, kept in touch regularly, and did what he said he would do at the times he said he would do them. He also really wanted to be sure that I was happy all the way thru the process, including replacing a paint color if I wasn’t happy. I will definitely use Jason again and look forward to it.
Jessica – Fairfield
Jason Bernier has done total bathroom remodels at two properties for my family. One bathroom was completely new and required the addition of a dormer to an older home. All the jobs came out beautifully. Jason is professional, honest, experienced, and a good communicator. He listens to what you want, and is able to make helpful suggestions about design, materials, fixtures, etc. He always return calls and texts, asks questions when clarity is needed rather than making assumptions, and keeps you in the loop when there is anything unanticipated. In the older home, the existing plumbing was from the 1930’s and presented some challenges, which he met with patience and always remained upbeat and pleasant to work with. He, his crew, and sub-contractors leave the home clean and safe each day and the quality of work was top-notch. I would definitely recommend him.
Caroline – Milford
I highly recommend Bernier Building & Remodeling and Jason Bernier, the general contractor. Jason was hired to complete a very complicated project in southern Fairfield County. Throughout the project, he was a thoughtful communicator, a very hard worker, and above all, a creative problem-solver. Jason was brought in to complete the renovation of an 1812 home to basically brand new construction -minus the foundation and one original staircase. The approximately 3,000 foot renovations included multiple bathrooms, a kitchen, 4 decks/porches as well as a detached barn. The project required a high-level of skill since the project design was revised multiple times and he took over the project from a contractor that left the construction at about 50% complete. Jason coordinated all of the sub-contractors and he himself demonstrated excellent carpentry skills. The project was on a tight budget and Jason was fiscally responsible and utilized extraordinary organizational skills to complete a complex project within a given budget and timeline. I will hire Jason for all future projects and I give him my highest recommendation for both his craftsmanship and for his project-management skills. Thank you Bernier Building & Remodeling!
Jen – Fairfield County, Connecticut
Many thanks and highest recommendations to Jason of Bernierremodeling.com for going above and beyond in remodeling our bathroom. From coordinating operations in a single bath home, while replacing an old window and water damaged wall, and gutting and updating the whole room, Jason made the whole process painless. The finished product vastly exceeds our expectations, especially for such a small space to work with. We highly recommend Jason and will seek him out for future projects.
Bathroom Remodel Client, Milford
Originally, my husband and I wanted to remodel both bathrooms in our house. However, when Jason came by for consultation, he advised that the guest bath needn’t a remodel. Even though it’d be strictly cosmetic, we really appreciated a contractor’s honesty instead of looking for any reasons to make a buck. Jason and his crew remodeled the upstairs bathroom and even though it took longer than anticipated (we own an old house-enough said), their professionalism and quality of work was fantastic. The guys finished the bathroom while we were out of the country and when we returned, they even waxed the floor and cleaned the house for us! I would definitely recommend Bernier Remodeling for both big (i.e. complete renovation) and small (i.e. just painting a room) jobs!
Bathroom Remodel Client – Milford
Jason and his team created an amazing new kitchen and an additional bedroom for our family, and we couldn’t be happier with the results! Jason, Chris and all of the supporting contractors listened and gave great advise, even anticipating our needs when it came to design. They all did amazing work and added much needed space to both floors of the house. My son is so excited about his new bedroom, and the whole family loves the space and look of the kitchen. We plan to work with Jason again on additional projects, and would gladly recommend his company. Thanks Bernier Building!!
Kitchen Remodel Client – Milford