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Customer Comments

“John is a very hard worker and makes sure things are done the way they should be, so there will be no problems in the future. He always took the time to talk with us and answer any questions or concerns that we had. We would highly recommend him for work you might need done!”
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Project: Kitchen Remodel

Customer:Sheldon & Susan K.

Location:Grand Rapids, MI

“John Fortuna is an excellent builder. He has replaced all our first floor windows and just completed remodeling our kitchen. Not only was John a good consultant in the design and execution of the plan, but also a conscientious worker. He paid attention to detail, making sure the cabinets, plumbing, and appliances were installed and working correctly. He arrived on time and worked around our schedule. We appreciated his efforts to limit the mess of the remodeling by hanging a plastic curtain in the kitchen to avoid the dust from getting into our living room, and cardboard was laid down on the floor to protect it from scratching and to keep it clean. Every night he vacuumed up, and when all the work was done the cardboard was removed and the floor washed. It was great to see he was as pleased with the finished product as I was. He takes great pride in his work.”

 

Project: Screened porch

Customer:Bonnie O.

Location:Ada, MI

“I had used Fortuna construction previously for the siding on the front of my house. I was so happy with the outcome of the siding that I hired Fortuna construction to enclose my deck. First of all let me tell you that unlike other companies John, the owner is who comes out to provide a quote and do the work himself. This is a "one man" construction company, but the way John works one would think he has a a large staff behind him. This is one of the most HONEST, diligent, and precise individuals that I have had the pleasure to get to know and work on my home. My house has an upper and lower deck, when I first asked John about the possibility of enclosing the lower deck and that I wanted it as "bug proof" as possible, instead of either telling me that it could not be done or quoted me a price for a kit to install (as others did); he took measurements and said "let me go home and do some research". He came back with a quote and drawing which I will tell you looks just like the finished product. My home was originally built 20+ years ago, my upper deck had never felt solid or safe and quite frankly moved when you stepped foot upon it. John went right to work to make this safe before embarking on the enclosure. I am in awe of the quality of work that John performs. He provides insight, suggestions and ways to improve what you have originally thought would be the best way to do things. All of his suggestions I accepted because quite frankly they were great suggestions and he is the expert and I trust him. The enclosure is more than I ever dreamed of! I cannot even describe in words how absolutely beautiful this is. I will be using Fortuna Construction again for all my future home improvement projects. On a side note, John is one of the most thorough and thoughtful contractors I have had the pleasure to know and quite frankly my family misses seeing him everyday. I feel not only did we find a real professional but a new lifelong friend. You will not go wrong in choosing Fortuna construction.”

 

Project: Siding Replaced

Customer:Bonnie O.

Location:Ada, MI

"I had cedar wood on the front of my house which was rotting and needed replacement. I decided I wanted a "no fuss-maintenance free siding". I joined Angie's list and found 3 contractors to contact. Two of the contractors came, didn't really measure and presented me with quotes. Then the high pressure tactics began!! The third vendor, John Fortuna ,came over and spent a great deal of time discussing options and measuring the front of the house. Let me just say that as soon as I met John I knew he would be the one I would select. I am from New Jersey, a widow and have my parents living with me. Let's just say that both my 85 year old Dad and I are a great judge of character and integrity, both our guts said, "doesn't matter if John's quote is the same or higher, he has the job", and let me tell you our we glad we chose him. First, John is the owner of Fortuna construction, and he does all the work himself!!!! This the hardest, most diligent and honest person I have ever had the pleasure to HIRE! His workmanship and attention to details is absolutely amazing. I was able to work closely with him and only when I asked him to provide an opinion on the options to choose would he provide it. Here is a side note: One of the previous contractors who provided a bid, was outside alone, we heard a big commotion like a ladder falling. I went to my window to make sure he was okay. It wasn't until days later that I noticed he had broken a small window in the basement. It was a weekend, at that point I hadn't even confirmed with John that he had the job. I called around to window replacement companies, no answer. I phoned John Fortuna, he came right over and said that he would replace the window!! He came over on a Saturday and he wasn't even hired at that point. Talk about impressive and a man of integrity. Now to his work: The siding is AMAZING, it looks like a new house!! I am thrilled! John is the only one that I will ever hire from this point forward and I have other jobs that need to be done in this house. He has now begun work on enclosing my back deck and I cannot wait till it is completed. You will get no one better to do any work on your house, this is one amazing (never stops working) man, and I feel a friend for life. He and my dad are truly buddies!!”

 

Project: 24 x 24 Garage, 8 x 12 Breezeway & Laundry Room

Customer: Monica N.

Location: Ada, MI

“I absolutely love the work John does. I don't even consider using anyone else on my house. Why would I? I have found a honest, hardworking, dedicated and thorough contractor. I recommend him to everyone I talk to. His work speaks for itself. I know my old house is in good hands and whatever recommendations he makes I go with because I know he is being honest and not trying to take advantage of me. He works within my budget and lets me know when things are going to add cost and when I save money.”

 
Project: Bathroom Shower Remodel
Customer: Donna & Jim S.
Location: Ada, MI
“Customer Comments: John took out our old bathtub and installed stone tile on the walls with a glass block and glass shower door entry. It turned out fantastic. He is very knowledgeable, extremely professional and he and his assistant have great personalities. There was never a mess- everything was done efficiently and timely and could not have asked for a better experience. Being an avid HGTV fan, he is definitely West Michigan's version of HGTV's Holmes! You will not be disappointed.”
 
Project: Basement Remodel
Customer: Jeffrey & Angel H.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
“From the beginning John made sure that we were getting exactly what we wanted. He provided updates at every step along the way, noting where he was able to save us money, and ensuring that we were happy with the work being done. As John saved money, he passed the savings back on to us, either by going above and beyond the initial estimate or by reducing the estimate. Because of John's honesty and attention to the budget, we were able to get two extra doors, an extra light fixture, a new staircase, and a couple of extra odds and ends upstairs done that were not included on the initial estimate for the same price as he originally quoted us. We have used John for a couple of projects now, and will not use anybody else again as long as we can help it.”
 
Project: 10' x 16' Addition
Customer: Karen & John S.
Location: Wyoming, MI
“We hired Fortuna Construction to remove our deck and build an addition in its place. He built a 10 x 16 addition with 3 windows, exterior door, and the most beautiful French doors that he hand-stained, along with all of the trim, in which he worked hard to match our existing trim color. He designed it to look like it was part of the original house, inside and out. The quality of John’s work is exceptional. He is extremely detail-oriented (even in his quotes), a perfectionist in his work. The high quality of his workmanship shows that he takes pride in what he does. He is dependable, and kept us up to date daily on the progress of the project. His work ethic is outstanding—he put in many long days in the summer heat and humidity. The addition exceeded our expectations, and we would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for high quality workmanship and a dependable contractor who aims to please his customers.”

Project: New Opening into Kitchen, New Wood Floors & Desk Area
Customer: Andy & Amy S.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
“It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. John was very thoughtful about the project, bringing up issues that we hadn’t considered and that other contractors hadn’t mentioned. He offered his opinion but deferred to our preferences and worked to find ways to make our project less expensive. In fact, even though we ended up ordering new cabinets for the desk rather than re-using existing cabinets (because it looked much better) and he did some additional work, the job came in less than he estimated – the first time we’ve ever had that happen! John was great at keeping us updated on when materials would arrive and allow him to start, and accurate with his estimates. He worked around our schedule and cleaned up at the end of every evening, always making sure that things were safe for our three-year-old and pets. He did several extra small things at the end, such as rewiring some switches in the hall for us, and did them at no charge. John worked very quickly and his work is fantastic – very high quality. You can’t even tell that the project was a remodel; it looks like it was always here – which is exactly what we wanted. I can’t recommend him highly enough. We will definitely be using him again!.”

Project: 10' x 16' Addition
Customer: John & Karen S.
Location: Wyoming, MI
“We hired Fortuna Construction to remove our deck and build an addition in its place. He built a 10 x 16 addition with 3 windows, exterior door, and the most beautiful French doors that he hand-stained, along with all of the trim, in which he worked hard to match our existing trim color. He designed it to look like it was part of the original house, inside and out. The quality of John’s work is exceptional. He is extremely detail-oriented (even in his quotes), a perfectionist in his work. The high quality of his workmanship shows that he takes pride in what he does. He is dependable, and kept us up to date daily on the progress of the project. His work ethic is outstanding—he put in many long days in the summer heat and humidity. The addition exceeded our expectations, and we would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for high quality workmanship and a dependable contractor who aims to please his customers.”

Project: New Tub Fixture and Tiling of Tub/Shower
Customer: Rick L.
Location: Ada, MI
“John was very helpful with suggestions for remodeling our forty-year-old tub and shower. He ripped out and then replaced the old plumbing hardware and tile. He showed-up early in the morning and had the entire job done in three days. We're delighted.”

Project: Bathroom Remodel
Customer: Walt & Barb H.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
“John did a fabulous job on our bathroom! I love it. His attention to detail makes everything go smoothly. I will use John for more projects in the future.”

Project: Siding, Doors, New Addition & Deck
Customer: Richard & Kimberly K.
Location: Comstcok Park, MI
“It's hard to put into words. Everything we had done to our house was professionally completed with a capital "P". We recommend Fortuna Construction for any project you have in mind or even if you know exactly what you want completed. John's work ethic and suggestions are a huge selling point for us and will be for you too!”

Project:Replaced shingles, Soffit venting, Removed skylight & dry walled ceiling and installed can lights in the kitchen
Customer: Larry & Sharlene V.
Location: Comstock Park, MI
“John is a very hard worker and makes sure things are done the way they should be, so there will be no problems in the future. He always took the time to talk with us and answer any questions or concerns that we had. We would highly recommend him for work you might need done!”

Project: Install Complete Hip Roof On Family Room, Ceiling Repair & Custom Cabinet
Customer: Scott & Angie S.
Location: East Grand Rapids, MI
“Fortuna Construction has provided us with such excellent service. Their work is of very high quality, making sure every detail does not go unnoticed. We have always been 110% satisfied with their work and will continue to use them for future projects.”

Project: Repair Patio Door Top Header and Install Bedroom Ceiling Fan.
Customer: Hubert K.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
“John Fortuna is very knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of construction. He will only do "quality work" (don't ask him to do less). He shows up per scheduled day and on time and does work in reasonable time, cleaning up after his work. His two completed projects are very satisfactory!”

Project: Trenching/Drain system for eves and sump pump, aluminum siding & garage ceiling.
Customer: Jon & Sue V.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
“John always explores every option to give you the best price. He is more than thorough and doesn't stop until the job is done right! He also cleans up after the job very well.
Quality work at a fair price and on-time!”

Project:Paver Repair and Retaining Wall Installed
Customer: Pauline N.
Location: Ada, MI
“I was really impressed with the meeting with John. He actually came when he said he would, surveyed the job that needed doing and I didn't have to wait forever for the job to get done. The total job cost less than he thought and I was given an estimate of costs, materials used and etc. The day scheduled for the work to be done it rained so he had to delay a little which was ok and I was really surprised that he called to say he would come the following day and he did. He also left the work site immaculate which was a real treat. I would recommend John Fortuna to anyone needing work done and I will use him again. Thanks John”

Project:Soffit, Fascia, Siding Repair and Replaced
Customer: Gary C.
Location: Grandville, MI
“I would recommend John Fortuna Construction. The quality of work was excellent. John will work with you to give you the best repair possible. He is honest and will give value for your dollar. I cannot say enough good things about John Fortuna’s work. For any work projects that I need done in the future, John is the person that I will call.
I have already recommended John to others. John was recommended to us by others who had work done by John. He is totally trustworthy and his craftsmanship is excellent!”

Project: Repair Siding & Install Fascia
Customer: Peggy & Bob C.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
“The work was great and we appreciate the fixing of the siding--we think of you as our "holms on homes"

Project: Installed New Back Door with Blinds
Customer: Patricia B.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
“John is a pleasure to work with! He provided options & answered all my questions. He takes pride in every job he does (big or small). We love our new door and how it is perfectly installed. I recommend Fortuna Construction to everyone!”

Project: Vinyl Window Replacement
Customer: Michelle Y.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
“The quality of service is fantastic. A thorough review of the project is completed before a quote is provided. John provides different recommendations for projects. The quality of the finished project is outstanding. John goes out of his way when additional items may need work in relation to the project being worked on. The work site is cleaned at the conclusion of each day. This is the second project that John has worked on for me and I'm a very satisfied customer.”

Project: Kitchen Counter Top, Tile Back Splash & Laminate Flooring
Customer: Miles & Carol B.
Location: Comstock Park, MI
“Our kitchen and flooring turned out just as we had hoped. John is a wonderful person to be around and he does really great work. We love our newly updated kitchen and flooring!”

Project: Window Installation
Customer: Mary D.
Location: Wyoming, MI
“I have been very pleased with John’s work in the past four years. He put an entire roof on my home; most recently he installed some windows and did a great job. I would recommend him highly."

Project: Total Bathroom Remodel
Customer: Monica N.
Location: Ada, MI
“I LOVE my bathroom, it turned out so nice! John was so clean and thorough in his tear down and installation of my bathroom! John brought to my attention little details that I would have never thought of on my own. He built my dream bathroom. I love his honesty and fairness; a sign of a good contractor (which we know can be hard to find!) He kept me to my budget (again, a rarity) when I could easily have gone overboard! I would highly recommend John to my friends and family. Thanks for all you did John!”

Project: Front Porch Replace
Customer: Monica N.
Location: Ada, MI
“John, you did a great job on the porch! It looks like a totally different house. I was very impressed with your timeliness, cleanliness and consideration in the details of the project. My basement is dry and I can jump on my porch without fearing that I may fall through! Thank you so much!”

Project: Install (22) Replacement Windows, Replace Aluminum Siding With Vinyl & New Gutters
Customer: Theresa T.
Location: Rockford, MI
“I had no idea my house would be so beautiful. It was certainly a challenge for the guys and they did a wonderful job. There is no doubt in my mind that I hired the right Company.”

Project: Bedroom Remodel & Walk in Closet Addition
Customer: Sandie R.
Location: Rockford, MI
“Well this is the second job John has done for me. His quality of work cannot be matched. He loves what he does and it shows in his work. I definitely would call him every time I need something done in the area of total construction and/or remodel.”

Project: Aluminum Siding Repair
Customer: Tim C.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
“The day after John had finished working on my house I sent a mass email to all of my friends letting them know what a great job Fortuna Construction did. I was truly impressed with the quality of their work and integrity of their people. Thanks John!”

Project: Complete Kitchen Remodel
Customer: Jerry & Nancy A.
Location: Rockford, MI
“John was great with ideas of the things that could be done to make the kitchen more functional. Gave us options and knew what is currently done in construction so we have a modern kitchen. Beautiful.
Promised that when we got home from vacation it would be completely done and it was. There was not any mess for us to clean up at all. “

Project: Install New Vinyl Double-Hung Windows
Customer: Steve & Donna K.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
"John is all the things you want in a contractor; he's honest, knowledgeable, reasonable, competent and reliable.
We are very happy with the job he did for us and with the prompt attention and resolution to a product defect that he took care of for us. I can recommend him without hesitation!"

Project: Interior Trim Installation
Customer: Brian P.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
"Fortuna Construction provides superior work and results! John was extremely knowledgeable about the repairs I requested and offered useful advice when reviewing them for the first time. The work was done quickly and accurately with close attention to detail. I couldn't have asked for it to be done any better--just excellent! The quoted cost was reasonable and well worth it. I would absolutely recommend this skilled expert/craftsman to anyone needing work done on their residence. "

Project: Installation of Sliding Glass Patio Door into a Load Bearing Wall replacing a window
Customer: Andrew S.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
“John Fortuna is very professional and courteous. The work was done on time and with excellent workmanship. John and his crew finished the project ahead of schedule within his quote and even added some extras that weren't quoted into the job. If you want the job done right within a reasonable budget Fortuna Construction is the way to go!”

Project: Custom Deck
Customer: Pat W.
Location: Rockford, MI
"Communication of the project and steps taken were at one of the highest levels we have ever worked with on the construction side."

Project: Addition
Customer: Sandie R.
Location: Rockford, MI
"It was a pleasure to work with John. He has the highest work standards that I have seen in any builder. This job was a tough addition project. I had a two-stall garage, laundry & sewing room, an egress window installed in the basement and a 4-foot extension onto my living room done. He managed the project from beginning to end and gave us advice if we needed it. My daughter and I really are enjoying the finished project. We will definitely use him again."

Project: Custom Deck
Customer: Scott & Angie S.
Location: Kentwood, MI
"In all the times I have worked with people only have I recommend two of them to my family or friends, but now without a question I can add a third person to that list. John did an outstanding job and went well beyond the expectations of what I expected. Without a doubt anytime we have a home improvement project of any kind John will be the first person we contact."
 
Project: Pole Building
Customer: Grant & Janet W.
Location: Lowell, MI
"John did a fantastic job. He is a real pro. I have had other contractors in the past, but John will be my contractor from now on. The quality of his work is the very best. The project was done in the time that he said. I will tell everyone that He is the best."

Project: Pole Building
Customer: Tom & Muriel B.
Location: Walker, MI
"John did a excellent job on our pole barn. He will be our builder for all and any projects we plan in the future."

Project: Bathroom Remodel
Customer: Andy & Heather M.
Location: Wyoming, MI
"I would recommend John to ANYONE. He's thorough, efficient and has great talent!!! I could not be happier!"

Project: Interior Doors Install
Customer: Miles & Carol B.
Location: Comstock Park, MI
"Very pleased with the new doors, great communications. Would highly recommend."

Project: Garage Build
Customer: Duane & Linda N.
Location: Rockford, MI
“We were very pleased with the garage Fortuna Construction built for us. The quality of work was beyond our expectations and would not hesitate to have John do other projects for us. This was our first big project since moving into our new house and it was completed on time in spite of the bad weather. Thanks John for a job well done.”

Project: Interior Trim Installation
Customer: Cheryl M.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
“John has been wonderful to work with! He has done a ton to help me with all my projects and has gone above and beyond what I was hoping for when I hired them. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs work done in their home!!”

Project: Bathroom Remodel
Customer: Aaron & Heather C.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
“Wow! We are very impressed with John’s work. He is a true craftsman with excellent people skills. We will definitely be calling him for any other home improvement needs.”

Project: Custom Deck
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
"We have had John do three major projects for us thus far and he has out done himself every single time. I spent 20 years in the Marine Corps and am used to being with the best and have since retiring come to the sad conclusion that when you deal with the average civilian company or organization it is usually the furthest thing from the best and is simply adequate. Both myself and my wife are extremely thrilled with all three projects John has completed for us and have already hired him to start a new siding job next week and are going to use him over the next year for extensive remodeling inside our home. We highly recommend him to everyone."

Project: Basement Remodel
Customer: Chris T.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
"John is a professional. His work is exceptional and a good value. He does everything he can to get the job done right and on time. He is a pleasure to work with."

Project: Garage Remodel
Customer: Jon & Sue V.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
"Everything EXCEEDED expectations and we will definitely do business again! Thanks so much!"