I can’t say enough about Norm Drotning and his crew. My experiences with them from the time I first met Norm, through construction, and now living in my home, has been extremely positive.
Norm made the building process very pleasant. Our building site was very challenging and we ran into some unexpected glitches, as many construction projects do. Norm was always calm and professional as he solved each issue to the satisfaction of both city codes and me as the homeowner.
Norm Drotning Construction built a beautiful house that I am very proud to show off and enjoy living in every day.
To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how I feel about Norm Drotning’s performance as a contractor. Norm built our house at Suncadia resort in Roslyn, WA over the course of a year from June 2005 to spring 2006.
I have been able to observe Norm’s skills firsthand; we worked closely together throughout the entire building process. Some words that come to mind that describe Norm: honest, reliable, hardworking, knowledgeable, and organized.
Norm is truly gifted at what he does and it shows in every way. He cares about the quality of workmanship that goes into every aspect of the homes he builds; and he, therefore, builds quality homes. He has proven to be an exceptionally good project manager and never dropped the ball once in his scheduling process. Norm has become someone I really trust to help me make good decisions. He has gladly answered all of my questions, and helped me get and understand the details (options, bids, subcontractors, etc.) for each decision I had to make.
If you are looking for a contractor, I could recommend Norm any day of the week. Thank you for this opportunity to let you know how I feel.
Norm Drotning was the general contractor on a major remodel in Yarrow Point. We were so happy with his work and character that a couple years later we asked him to build 2 more homes for us – first a barn style gym and attached apartment in Cle Elum, followed by an authentic Swiss chalet next to the barn.
Norm worked well with us on design issues, always observing what we were asking for and responding. During that time he was working with his belt on, as well as doing scheduling and bookwork. Norm’s personal attention to detail along with a number of exceptional local subcontractors greatly contributed to the success of our projects.
Each house Norm has done for us features quality wood-working – from exquisite inlaid floors and extensive millwork in our brick house, to an all pine paneled barn with built in bunk beds, to a squared log and timber frame chalet with picture framed solid loft railing and several other unique finish details done or managed by Norm.
I asked Norm once what he liked best about building. He replied that he liked both foundations and finish carpentry best. Now, most builders would not say that they like foundations “best”; it’s like listing NFL offensive lineman as your personal favorite player rather than quarterbacks or other glory positions. But I remember Norm being most pleased indeed that he had gotten the foundation level within a eigth inch over 60 feet. Quality work only comes from quality attention to detail – first with the foundation, then with each succeeding step.