I am happy to provide a reference for Mik Barna and Barna Builders.
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Mik on more than one major renovation project on our home from 2007 through 2011.
We selected Mik to project manage as well as do the construction. He was accurate in his initial assessment of the cost and chose and managed his subcontractors well.
Throughout the course of the renovations, Mik was always a professional, although I came to know him and his team personally.
His entire crew was trustworthy, neat and talented; their work was of the highest quality. I was away for a large part of the kitchen construction and trusted Mik to manage all aspects of the project as well as care for our home as if it was his own. The Barna family clearly takes pride in their work and continues to be available to us for adjustments or small jobs.
I am pleased to recommend Barna Builders for the construction of your home without hesitation.
– Denise Vanech
Mik Barna constructed our home — a large and complex project in a town that posed some unique regulatory challenges. Mik delivered a beautifully constructed house on-time and on-budget, despite these challenges. His workmanship is excellent, he is a pleasure to work with personally and is trustworthy. Since the construction was completed, he has been readily available to answer questions and for any follow up work. We have engaged 4 contractors over the years for various projects and Mik was far and away the best of a generally good group. Were we to embark on another project, we would unequivocally ask Mik Barna to complete it for us. Mik truly takes pride in his work and it is reflected in every facet of his business. He receives an A+!
– Susan Harris
Mik Barna is a master craftsman who built my vaulted art studio. He installed four 8’ x 3’ skylights, renovated my kitchen, and finished respectfully on time and on budget. Mik’s trustworthy values and warm personality along with his reliable and professional subcontractors built the most important room in my life with care and consideration to my detailed requests. Truly a gem not often found theses days.
– Tjelda Vander-Meijden
After a devastating fire completely gutted our historic Inn (which dates back to 1734) we had our first interview with Mik Barna and knew immediately that there was no need to look any further. In under 10 months, Mik and his crew transformed what seemed to be a complete loss into a prized showcase – they are true craftsmen in every sense of the word. There was great attention paid to the intricate details of such an old, historic building. They had abundant knowledge of the architectural time period, while allowing the building to function as a modern day establishment. Mik and his entire team proved to be innovative and creative in every way! Barna Building Contractors was able to completely restore The Sergeantsville Inn to its former glory and more.
– Joe and Lisa Clyde, Owners
The Sergeantsville Inn
Mik Barna is presently working on a house for J.Constantin Architecture. He is an excellent example of a hands on general contractor. The details in this house have been magnificent! Mik is a great guy and a talented craftsman!
– Joe Costantin
Mik Barna is the only builder I completely trust. He’s just a decent, honest, and talented craftsman. Mik is uncompromising in his attention to detail. He prepared drawings of options as they came up. His ideas were way beyond my expectations. The entire crew of Barna Building Contractors is simply a cut above. Whether we renovate or build new again… I would hire them in a heartbeat.
– Vicki Tourville
Mik has such a great design eye as well as being an impeccable builder. Although we had a wonderful design to start with, Mik was able to enhance the vision and make it all real. The whole project is just what we wanted and more.
I think Mik’s greatest professional strengths are his attention to detail and his willingness to do what is right. From shopping for old doors to locating just the right type of wood to measuring so that things were just right, Mik constantly assisted us and challenged us, too, to arrive at a decision. We never once felt like we compromised. He was with us all the way and was highly accessible throughout the job. Personally, Mik is just a great guy and a wonderful person to work with on such an important and prolonged task. It was a great experience for us all.
– Jeannie and Joseph Colalillo
Mik Barna is a pleasure to work with. “Old school values”. He does what he says he is going to do, when it is supposed to be done! He is more than willing to step in and give a hand id needed. Mik’s crew have the same values as Mik. As a cabinetmaker, I come in near the end of a project and I can see the quality of Mik’s work from the foundation to the finish trim work. Mik takes responsibility for the entire project and makes sure everything is done right, no excuses. When you have experience, you know you have to adapt to certain situations. How someone adapts clearly shows how good they are. I have seen Mik adapt and turn a difficult situation in a successfully completed project. I would recommend Mik Barna to anyone who wants a project competed successfully.
– Birdie Miller Designs
Could not be happier with our complete kitchen renovation and expansion. We have lived in our new kitchen for more than a year and are still awestruck. Mik was wonderful to deal with and the entire crew could not have been more helpful, hard-working and polite. Mik also arranged for great, local subs for electric and plumbing. Previously Barna Builders renovated our baths. Also very pleased with that work. While our’s was a relatively small job (not to us though), if you want to see a larger scale project, stop at the Sergeantsville Inn, completely rebuilt by Mik and crew after the fire. Highly recommended for the highest quality of work.
– David GaNun