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When we first met you, it was clear to us that we would build our house with you. We were impressed with the professionalism of everybody involved in the process of estimating and engineering. Tom Hart was our SuperIntendent and he did an awesome job. Everyone of your craftsmen showed up with a clean cloth at the jobsite and did an excellent job that was above the expected. The Durisol construction required patience and precision. Your in-house crews delivered it. Your sub-contractors were all first rate and we are happy with the service they provided after we moved in. We are very satisfied with the outcome of the project and it was great that everything stayed within budget.

Wow! The house looks great in the pictures! With the help of the architect I had already chosen, I interviewed several builders. Rick Buchanan seemed to have all the qualities we wanted. In the middle of the project I came to value him more. His finish carpenters are phenomenal. In fact, all his people are very skilled. But maybe his most impressive attributes were a willingness to see my vision of the house, and use some people that I brought in from outside. He was never so possessive of the project that it made you wonder "whose house is this?" As we rushed to get in by Christmas, everyone went way above and beyond. This house is exactly what I saw in my mind's eye.

Happiness is living in a Buchanan Constructed House! Hard to believe that we all first met well over a year ago! What an adventure with Adam leading the process! What a true professional he is. Rick- we cannot say enough good things about Adam. His eye for detail, his immediate accessibility, his quick response in troubleshooting & fixing any problems...not to mention his immense knowledge of construction and his caring & fun persona!! In other words, it was a joy & comfort working with him throughout this process! We certainly understand why your Company continues to grow as you have created a well-oiled, professional, thoughtful and creative team! We are grateful to have teamed up with you and your wonderful people. Thank you Rick.

Buchanan Construction Company was hired by our company to construct Building #2 at our facility in Etowah, North Carolina. The building size was 100' x 150'. They did an outstanding job for us. The project was completed within the agreed upon timeframe and with minimal interference to our operations.

I would highly recommend Buchanan Construction Company to any organization. They have provided the resources and expertise to successfully meet our requests.

Buchanan Construction built our house from architectural plans we provided. We received a very detailed cost estimate which gave us confidence that the company knew its business. While we were living out-of-state during construction and visited only briefly and a handful of times, the project managers and workers completed the building of our house within the time committed, paying considerable attention to detail, and making a strong effort to solve construction problems as they arose (such as an unusual patio design requiring special engineering). The overall quality of their work was very solid. The home qualified for an outstanding Energy Star rating (64) and because of effort that Buchanan Construction put into its planning, the net cost of our Geo-Thermal heating/cooling system was the same (after credits) as a regular system. Our total costs were within 2% of budget, excluding the unexpected amount of rock needed to be dug to lay the foundation. This company has pleasant, professional personnel, both in its office and on the jobsite. We are very happy with our home!

We are a small rural Volunteer Fire Department in Yancey County, NC. We had been awarded a FEMA Flood Mitigation Grant to construct a new Fire House in our community. The Grant process had taken several years and we had been drawing and planning the structure for some time. All the other Contractors we contacted were not interested in working with us. When we found Buchanan Construction on the internet, Rick quickly returned our call and set up a meeting in early 2012. From there he brought in Mark and Charles. They quickly took our pencil sketches and turned them into a Planned Drawing and we were off and running. The Buchanan Team worked with us in allowing us to plan ahead and do what work we were capable of doing and use local contractors and venders where we could. The key to the success of this project was the Buchanan team’s willingness to listen, advise, and opening communicate with us throughout the entire process. Shortly in July 2014 we will celebrate our one year anniversary in new 8000 square foot Fire House without any challenges to date. We would defiantly turn to them for another project. In fact we

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Wes Presnell, Secretary / Treasurer, Pensacola Volunteer Fire Department   

We are a small rural Volunteer Fire Department in Yancey County, NC. We had been awarded a FEMA Flood Mitigation Grant to construct a new Fire House in our community. The Grant process had taken several years and we had been drawing and planning the structure for some time. All the other Contractors we contacted were not interested in working with us. When we found Buchanan Construction on the internet, Rick quickly returned our call and set up a meeting in early 2012. From there he brought in Mark and Charles. They quickly took our pencil sketches and turned them into a Planned Drawing and we were off and running. The Buchanan Team worked with us in allowing us to plan ahead and do what work we were capable of doing and use local contractors and venders where we could. The key to the success of this project was the Buchanan team’s willingness to listen, advise, and opening communicate with us throughout the entire process. Shortly in July 2014 we will celebrate our one year anniversary in new 8000 square foot Fire House without any challenges to date. We would defiantly turn to them for another project. In fact we have already recommended the Buchanan Team to a sister Fire District and they have just recently broken ground on their new Fire House and would we highly recommend Buchanan Construction for your project.

It is with great pleasure and without reservation that this letter of recommendation is provided for Buchanan Construction and its owner, Rick Buchanan.

Over the past 10 years, we have worked with Buchanan Construction on several projects here in Asheville, North Carolina.

* 2004 - Construction of 13,000 sq. ft. restaurant (Asiana Grand Buffet) Senior Product Manager
* 2008 - Construction of 5,000 sq. ft Car Wash (Four Star Carwash)
* 2011 - Renovation of a 15,000 sq. ft. restaurant (Yao Buffet-Sushi-Grill)
* 2014 - Residential construction of 3500 sq. ft. home

Throughout each one of the projects, I have been extremely pleased with Buchanan Construction's dedication to quality and ability to complete each job on schedule. His staff was very professional, knowledgeable, and always resolved any issues in a timely manner.

It has been a pleasure to work with Rick and his staff. From an owner's perspective, they have taken large and challenging projects and made them very enjoyable experiences. Their integrity and experience gives me confidence that Buchanan Construction will always have their client's best interest in mind.

I am proud to have these opportunities to work with Rick and his team and look forward to more such

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Steven Ar, Proprietor   

It is with great pleasure and without reservation that this letter of recommendation is provided for Buchanan Construction and its owner, Rick Buchanan.

Over the past 10 years, we have worked with Buchanan Construction on several projects here in Asheville, North Carolina.

* 2004 - Construction of 13,000 sq. ft. restaurant (Asiana Grand Buffet) Senior Product Manager
* 2008 - Construction of 5,000 sq. ft Car Wash (Four Star Carwash)
* 2011 - Renovation of a 15,000 sq. ft. restaurant (Yao Buffet-Sushi-Grill)
* 2014 - Residential construction of 3500 sq. ft. home

Throughout each one of the projects, I have been extremely pleased with Buchanan Construction's dedication to quality and ability to complete each job on schedule. His staff was very professional, knowledgeable, and always resolved any issues in a timely manner.

It has been a pleasure to work with Rick and his staff. From an owner's perspective, they have taken large and challenging projects and made them very enjoyable experiences. Their integrity and experience gives me confidence that Buchanan Construction will always have their client's best interest in mind.

I am proud to have these opportunities to work with Rick and his team and look forward to more such opportunities in the future.

The past six months St. Paul’s Church has had the opportunity to have its new facility at 32 Rosscraggon built by Buchanan Construction. This project consisted of the renovation of an existing 12,000 sq ft warehouse with a new 4,000 sq ft second floor into a beautiful church facility. The project was completed on schedule and in the budget. There are many reasons this was a pleasant experience for all of us. Rick and his staff were honest, always cooperative and fair and kept our interest in focus. Our job superintendent, Tom, was responsive to questions and/or concerns and spent extra time as required to get the job done correctly. Coordination with city agencies, our building landlord, and subcontractors was well done and without any major difficulties. Paperwork and submittals were organized and presented in a timely fashion. It is with confidence that we recommend you consider Buchanan Construction for your next project.

Rick and his team helped us build our DREAM HOME and we couldn't be happier with it! From budget-planning meetings to move-in day, everyone at Buchanan Construction made sure that the entire building process went as smoothly as possible. The communication was EXCELLENT throughout the entire project and the attention to detail was TOP NOTCH - if it wasn't perfect, it wasn't good enough. Any minor hiccups that occurred were handled efficiently and fairly, and Rick went above and beyond to make sure that we were happy. The subs on our job were all talented and respectful, and the job site was always immaculate. We were so grateful to have had such a wonderful team of people to work with. Buchanan Construction is THE BEST OF THE BEST!!

After we closed on our house the first visitor to our new home was Rick. He wanted to check things over just one last time and to make sure we knew how to get in touch with him. We knew then that our home was only a reflection of the values of our builder. Thank you Rick, for your values and commitment to craftsmanship.

My kitchen is now a showcase and my fireplace went from modern tile to rustic stone, thanks to Rick and the wonderful people on his team. So, who is Rick Buchanan? He is the only contractor you will ever need and we are happy to offer our recommendation.

On my first encounter with Rick, I found him to be creative, fair and a true partner. He and I were told by many that we could not complete this project in the time allotted. We did! I hope you will give Rick an opportunity to assist with your construction needs.

I have had the pleasure of working with Rick Buchanan since December of 2002. The first project we worked together on was a 21,000 s/f three-story turn-of-the-century mixed-use building located in Brevard, NC. The second project consisted of a 13,000 s/f restaurant located in Asheville, NC. Both projects were complex in their own way and architecturally very diverse from each other. Each project was completed with both the owner’s satisfaction and mine. I have formed a very trusting working relationship with Rick over the last five years and have come to rely on his honesty and integrity in providing services as a contractor. I trust his judgment and experience to help solve construction problems. Rick is very organized and keeps the job on schedule. I also feel that Rick is concerned with the final product and the integrity of work in place. As an Architect, I am very selective regarding whom I let bid my jobs and Rick is always on my short list of contractors. I can, without reservations, give my best recommendation for Rick Buchanan.

Buchanan Construction was a pleasure to work with on building our home. His knowledge of building and materials was excellent. He made specific suggestions during the building process, such as adding a window seat and using the flooring material as the seating area. Buchanan also recommended extra insulation above the garage to help the bonus room for heating. Rick provided detailed invoices that spelled out each work order and changes that were made during the construction process. Since we were out of town for some of the construction, he always sent me photos of what they were doing and stayed in constant contact. His suggestion of landscaping ( adding rock walls ) was appreciated.

I would highly recommend Buchanan Construction, and if I build another home, Rick will be the first builder I will call.

Rick does great work, is prompt and knows the financial side of the business very well. I count Rick and his team as one of the most trusted Custom Home Building Companies in Western NC. I referred a customer to him and he constructed their dream home in the Cliffs of Glassy. He did a fine job balancing their budget needs with their dream list of features.

Our experience with Rick Buchanan and the staff at Buchanan Construction was extremely positive. The end result is a beautiful, comfortable, well-constructed home. We were first-time home builders and so relied on Rick’s experience and judgment every step of the way. At the same time, Rick met with us often, especially during the

pre-construction and early construction phases to find out what our needs and desires were for our home.

Rick listened to our questions and ideas, offered sound advice and allowed us to get as involved as we wanted throughout the process. Because of this, our home reflects our tastes and is well-suited to the needs of our family’s lifestyle.

We are a small family and never wanted a big home, bucking the current trend toward larger and larger homes. Rick acknowledged and respected our decision and worked with us to build the home we wanted. He reviewed many house plans and offered the type of suggestions only a skilled builder could, which helped us to narrow down and eventually select what we feel is the perfect home for us.

We visited the construction site often through the building process. The site was always well-maintained, and the staff and

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Paul and Mary Nowicki   

Our experience with Rick Buchanan and the staff at Buchanan Construction was extremely positive. The end result is a beautiful, comfortable, well-constructed home. We were first-time home builders and so relied on Rick’s experience and judgment every step of the way. At the same time, Rick met with us often, especially during the

pre-construction and early construction phases to find out what our needs and desires were for our home.

Rick listened to our questions and ideas, offered sound advice and allowed us to get as involved as we wanted throughout the process. Because of this, our home reflects our tastes and is well-suited to the needs of our family’s lifestyle.

We are a small family and never wanted a big home, bucking the current trend toward larger and larger homes. Rick acknowledged and respected our decision and worked with us to build the home we wanted. He reviewed many house plans and offered the type of suggestions only a skilled builder could, which helped us to narrow down and eventually select what we feel is the perfect home for us.

We visited the construction site often through the building process. The site was always well-maintained, and the staff and subs professional yet friendly, so each visit left us feeling enthused and excited about our new home. We especially enjoyed working with the job foreman who kept things running smoothly and efficiently.

Our house was completed in seven months and we have been living in it for almost two months. We love our home and feel that it could not have been equaled by any other builder. Perhaps as important as the quality of the home is quality of the people who built our home. Rick Buchanan and the staff of Buchanan Construction were knowledgeable, professional, communicative, and extremely pleasant and easy to work with, all of which is reflected in the quality and beauty of our home.

We were extremely pleased with the professionalism, expertise and attention to detail we received from Rick Buchanan, his staff and contractors. We have built a home before and there was absolutely no comparison in the experience. They delivered everything they promised, stayed on schedule, stayed within our budget and always replied to phone calls and emails. Rick was involved from the beginning to the end and actually drove me from stone yard to stone yard to help me find the stone I envisioned. We are so happy with our new home, it was everything we asked for and beyond our expectations.

My wife Debbie and I hired Rick Buchanan to build our home in Flat Rock, NC, in 2007 after extensively interviewing several builders. It was an excellent decision because Rick has always been honest and true to his word. Plus he built a home for us that is as solid as a rock. We love the flat driveway and the stone retaining wall in front. The floors do not creak and everything still works even 5 years after we moved in. The oak floors are as beautiful today as they were the day we moved in and pretty much maintenance free. Overall we love the building...And we still consider Rachel and Rick our friends.

We just wanted you to know what a superb job that you and your crew did renovating our home. We have been very much impressed with your high standards and wanting to do your best in your completed work.

Rick gave me excellent advice during our design. He knows value engineering because of his extensive construction experience. During the construction process I was very pleased with the progress. Rick and his job site superintendent were quick to recognize problems and/or potential problems, summons the necessary resources to solve the problem and move on. Rick also gave me good advice on change orders, weighing the extra cost versus benefit. If I was building another commercial/industrial facility, I would look forward to having Rick build it for me. I would unconditionally recommend Rick if you are searching for a General Contractor.

I appreciate the honesty and integrity that you have consistently displayed in all of our dealings together. It is very apparent that you want your customers to be pleased for the long term. You have always followed up and followed through on your commitments and promises to me.

We hired Mr. Buchanan to build a custom home in NC while we were still living in FL. It was a wonderful experience. His staff (not sub-contractors) were great to work with. They kept a dialogue going of the progress, and sent pictures of the progress almost weekly. The entire process was almost seamless, and on the few occasions there was a difference of opinion, Mr Buchanan most often went with our opinion. The house is beautiful everything we could have asked for, and he worked throughout the process to provide the details we wanted, yet keep us within budget. Would hire Buchanan Construction again.