Naushad & Rob B.
My wife and I live in Huntington and are building a home in Eaton’s Neck. The property we purchased is situated on a bluff overlooking Long Island Sound and included a small cottage. We planned to demolish the cottage and build a new home capitalizing on the beautiful views of the Sound. We selected an amazing local architect who designed a unique, open-plan, contemporary home with high ceilings and windows designed to access the water views. But who to choose to make these plans a reality? We collected names from our architect, and asked our friends and family to refer competent builders who were not outrageously expensive. We met and interviewed several well-regarded local builders. I am an engineer by profession and have a decent knowledge of what goes into building a home. After many interviews and heated budget meetings it was clear to us that Erik Johansen from Nautilus Contracting Corp. was our man. We are happy to report we made the right decision.
Erik is an excellent builder. He is enthusiastic about our project, knowledgeable about every aspect of construction, meticulous in his execution, and pays attention to details. He has a positive, can-do attitude, and manages to keep the peace between vendors, subcontractors, inspectors, and over-zealous neighbors. If I have a question or want to modify the plan, Erik is always willing to do the research and dig into new ideas and modifications. He does not whine and complain – he is a problem solver. His input and ideas are always well thought out and creative. Erik is fastidious about keeping the job site clean and tidy and the workflow moving at a steady pace. He is also great at communicating with us, and gets back to me whenever I call, email, or text – which is often!
We appreciate having Erik as a partner in creating our dream home. We recommend Erik Johansen and Nautilus Contracting without reservation.
We hired Nautilus Contracting to do a unique renovation for us. We needed our garage knocked down, a full septic system put in, along with a fully handicapped apartment. The crazy part was that due to an emergency involving my mother ,this needed to be completed in two months or she would be homeless. Erik Johansen had compassion for our situation and promised us he could do it. Well if Erik says he can do something he means it. The full job was completed right on schedule. The most important part was the level of workmanship. The job was stunning. PERFECT! His design ideas were beautiful. The smallest details were all perfect. Erik loses sleep until everything is just so. Another wonderful thing is that even after the job was completed and we had paid him in full, he still checked back to make sure our landscapers were grading our property correctly. We have had renovations before ,but none compared to this beautiful job. We are looking forward to having Island Wide Kitchens build us the PERFECT kitchen next!
Gena and Steve S.
We hired Nautilus Contracting for a major remodel of our 1920's, Terracotta house in Plandome a bunch of years ago. They were able to engineer major structural changes and details on the fly while keeping pace with the project timeline and budgets. The job was incredible, workmanship was top shelf, was published in magazines, and their service never ended. 7 years later, I called Erik Johansen for an emergency service on our radiant heating in our house and he was there that day to repair it - his records and documentation of the project from 7 years ago, including pictures of the pipe work under the floors along with measurements to each pipe, saved us from what could have been a total disaster. When it was time to build our new, custom home in Plandome Village, we asked Nautilus Contracting if they could build our new home for our family. Erik built our home from the ground up - he was there, without pause, through the completion, to make sure every detail was up to his standards. His crew performed all the millwork on the interior and exterior of the house. Custom milled cedar siding, extensive Azek work, lots of millwork on the interior - his guys were excellent!! There is no question who we would call or recommend for any construction work related to their home. Nautilus Contracting continues to service our home years after, and Erik's passion for his craft shows in the results.
Erik and his crew did a beautiful job on my Kitchen/DR/LR renovation. From the detail, care and creativity during the design phase to completion the Nautilus team became part of our family. Strong communication, adaptability and the highest quality craftsmanship, work ethic and respect to our family and home were present throughout the job. Erik and team delivered our vision. Our family is thankful for our "new" home and will definitely be using Nautilus for future projects.
Donna and Ken C.
Erik and his crew did an amazing job with our home renovations. They listened to all our concerns and wants and partnered with us closely from the planning/design phase all the way to the finishing. The craftsmanship was impeccable and their work ethic was stellar. Nautilus Contracting Corp did not stop until everything was perfect with our kitchen and master bath. We are truly very happy with the outcome of both rooms and highly recommend them for any construction project.
Erik delivered a gorgeous high end kitchen from start to finish. You stories of home projects being delayed and taking longer than expected but Erik finished the project early. His guys are all wonderful and of the highest caliber.