References

  • "Mr.Straka was very professional and honest. And he accommodated my schedule. I will hire Straka contracting in the future. He is honest and offers a fair price and does not mislead."

    Elaine R., Severn
  • "I contacted Mr. Straka in regard to what appeared to be a clogged gutter which was causing the side of my house to appear green in color. I was concerned that there might be more issues that involved the roof and the present gutter. I wanted Mr. Straka to evaluate and provide me an estimate. He was able to do that for me with very reasonable pricing. The finished project was excellent! I would highly recommend Straka Contracting to anybody who needs repairs of any kind on their home. Especially if they want an individual and company who is honest, reasonable in pricing, and completes work in a timely manner."

    Lynda B., Ellicott City
  • "Karel is very professional, capable and knowledgable. He gave us a very competitive quote and was willing to help us with whatever was needed on our house. I would highly recommend him."

    Charles H., Ellicott City
  • "Straka is reliable, professional and punctual. He gives a clear estimate, guarantees his work and follows through. I would hire him again."

    L. DePalma., Baltimore
  • "Straka Contraking was recommended to me by a neighbor who is in the construction business. I used him personally on several occasions. Karel consistently provided quick, reliable and reasonably priced work. This is why he was always the first person i would call if I needed work completed."

    Karen B., Ellicott City
  • "What a great job! Love my deck and can`t wait to sit down to read a book and have a coffee."

    Ken M., Ellicott City
  • "Our major project was to have Straka Contracting rebuild our deck. Karel Straka previewed the dimensions and explained the proposed process, which included demolition, digging new footers, and rebuilding a new deck from scratch. Karel took care of all county permits and inspections. We encountered an issue where the existing rim joist on the house was in bad shape with water damage and rot. Karel needed to do extra work to repair the damage. His approach was to do it right, fixing all the problems and reporting progress to the county inspector. His price for the extra work was very reasonable, and he did the work immediately. Karel also replaced the existing rain gutters with new aluminum gutters with an integrated debris shield. The color matched perfectly, which made the HOA happy. Again, his price was fair and the work was completed on time and with very good quality. A section of our roof edge was damaged by an overhanging tree. Karel replaced several shingles with a very good color match, redid the flashing, and replaced damaged trim boards. He also redid some siding boards damaged by squirrels, matching the paint colors and making the repair look like a natural part of the house. Karel has worked on several other homes in our neighborhood, and we will bring him back if we need anything else. His prices are fair and the quality of his work is superior. We highly recommend Straka Contracting."

    Todd S., Columbia
  • "The roof looks great guys, and I love the way you wrapped fascias and door frames so they don`t ever need to be painted again."

    Anne L., Ellicott City
  • "The new door turned out great, good job guys!"

    Chris M., Ellicott City
  • "Straka Contracting was referred to me by one of his customers who is a friend. Promises made were kept and Karel was always easy to communicate with. We hired them to redo our bathroom floors which proved to be a similar experience -- prompt, clean, promises were kept and it was easy to communicate with Karel. We then hired Karel to build the deck on the back of our home. The estimate was very fairly priced and the workmanship and materials used were first class. We couldn't have been happier. We'd highly recommend Straka Contracting to anyone."

    Steve F., Severn
  • "We have used Straka Contracting for 10 years for both major and minor projects. My joke is they are re-building my house one room at a time. Karel Straka, primary contractor, is talented and very detail oriented. He makes sure his subcontractors are the same. Karel doesn't mind completely re-doing something if he thinks it didn't work out exactly right. Starting with the largest renovation, three years ago, Straka Contracting renovated my entire kitchen. This was huge in that it required both inside reconstruction as well as outside reconstruction (we had to remove a sliding glass door to give us more wall space). It required knocking out walls to open up the kitchen, building walls to support the cabinets, providing all new electrical conduits and pillars to deliver gas to an island. The result is stunningly beautiful! And all my neighbors are jealous. Previous projects include a complete bathroom remodel; a new deck; remodeling a bedroom, roofing, painting the house, and installing a fence. Straka Contracting also does small jobs and has repaired many things for us over the years. We wouldn't trust any other contractor with our home."

    Bunnie R., Columbia
  • "From start to finish, I had a very positive experience working with Straka Contracting. With a varied collection of projects, it was wonderful to find someone who would do it all and not sub-contract any part of the work. I was also very happy that Karel was on-site most days and did a lot of the work personally. While considering such an extensive job, I sought out several estimates. Karel provided the most detailed and specific estimate of the work that would be done. He was always available to answer questions and provide any necessary clarifications. Additionally, part of the project was selecting a new patio door, which I did not expect to be so challenging. Karel patiently helped me evaluate the options (custom door size vs. reframing), the various types of doors and vendors, and then directed me to several reputable dealers. Karel and the gentlemen working with him were extremely conscientious about the work they were doing, taking the time necessary to do the work correctly and with a high degree of quality. From the painstakingly exact installation of the new patio door, to careful repair of the subfloor and installation of tile to the clean lines and cuts of the siding and all other aspects of the projects, the quality is there not only with what can be seen, but also with what’s underneath, and that is equally important to me. They were also extremely considerate of my home and property and that of my neighbors, which is especially important as I live in an interior townhome unit. They would always take the time to answer questions, explain what they were doing or point out any items that should be addressed. Tools, materials and debris were kept organized on a daily basis. As an aside, while the gutters were off of the house, there was a day of particularly heavy rain that caused too much water to accumulate near my basement window and it eventually began running into the basement. As this had never happened before, it was not something he or I anticipated. Work on my house was not planned that day; but, Karel helped me stop the water from gathering around the window and also offered to help me clean up all the water in the basement, which was above and beyond what was required or expected. All of this in socks because he didn’t want to track any dirt into my home. While the job took slightly longer than estimated, the end result is fantastic and I could not be happier. I enjoy the end result daily and I am still receiving unsolicited compliments from my neighbors. In making such a significant investment, I wanted a superior job and I certainly got one from Straka Contracting. Perhaps more importantly, I got to work with someone who cared as much about the investment that I was making, as I did. That is certainly a rare find. I look forward to working with Karel again and do not hesitate to recommend him to others."

    Julie B., Columbia
  • "After seeing the impeccable work Straka did re-siding a group of town homes in my neighborhood, I approached him to give me an estimate for doing some work at my home. He came by that very same day and provided a written quote by email less than a week later. We hired him right away and were immediately put on his schedule, and although it would be a couple of weeks before he could start, he communicated by email as we got closer to the start date. He provided all materials and completed the work in the expected time frame. He did exactly what he said he would do and did a great job on everything. We were very pleased."

    Laurie C., Columbia
  • "Thank you very much for your hard work, my house looks like new now."

    Judith C., Ellicott City
  • "These new shutters and siding is just what i needed to dress up the house to sell...thanks much."

    Suzanne D., Ellicott City
  • "I actually use Straka Contracting for just about everything I need done at the house. I generally interview others, and in the case of the new roof I interviewed 6 others over the course of 2 years. Karel Straka - the owner - doesn't do all the arm twisting and harassment that I've experienced with others. He comes in with a fair price, explains everything he is going to do, and I know he will be very thorough and do a great job. The 6 roofers that I interviewed wouldn't leave for hours--they kept trying to get me to sign that very day -- and they came up with higher prices than Karel. It was painful. I love my roof. I also recommended Karel to a friend and they love their roof. I'll be sticking with Straka Contracting from now on!"

    Judy K., Severn