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Active Construction, LLC BBB Business Review

To whom it may concern,

Our family worked with Active Construction on a home remodel project last year.  Bill and Rhonda took the time to understand our needs and walk us through the planning, design and construction phases.

The project was completed on time and under budget.  We are thrilled with the outcome and woud highly recommend Active Construction to any homeowner looking for the consummate construction professionals.

The Rossi Family


March 31, 2016

To any potential client considering Active Construction for hire,

Working with Bill and Rhonda Chakos, for our home project needs, has proven to be a truly exceptional experience.  Shortly after moving into our home in 2012 we hired Bill to carry out a full exterior refresh, which included cedar and masonite siding repair, caulking, surface preparation, and a complete professional paint job.  Because of the excellent attention to detail and fully polished end result, we hired Bill again the following year to complete an interior remodeling project.  This job was focused on coverting an existing open family room on our second level into a bedroom.  Supplying only basic descriptions of our requirements, vision and budget, Bill was able to design a creative solution, present conceptual illustrations and provided a full consultative approach to the project estimation process including building options, phases, timelines and cost.  Just like the exterior project completed the prior year, the interior remodel was completed on time, on budget and with a fantastic finished result that covered all of the important details, including custom stain matching on the new woodwork, for example.  

Bill and Rhonda at Active Construction are true professionals.  They live up to their motto of “Everything For Your Home” and our family will continue to trust them to provide exactly that.


The Nordstrom Family


Working with Active Construction was an amazing experience.  Both Bill and Rhonda worked closely with us to determine the best kitchen update for our home.  They were great listeners, understanding our style, needs and most importantly our budget.  We experienced great communication throughout the project, and were also very impressed with the timeline of the work.  Bill is an incredible craftsman, and Rhonda is amazing with designs and trends.  We thoroughly enjoyed working with them and enjoy our kitchen update every single day!

 - Michael & Jennifer Swenson


To whom it may concern:

Bill has a wide range of skills.  We called on him to do several projects in our home including remodeling, repairs and landscaping.  He converted a window into a walkout patio door, rebuilt the retaining walls of our side parking pad and installed drainage.  He opened a space in an interior wall to create a lovely ‘window’ between rooms, installed a tile backsplash in our ktichen and did several helpful miscellaneous repairs.  Bill is always courteous and has competitve rates.  He is the friendly neighborhood handyman we count on.


Nate & Mary Dorenkamp


I started using Bill when he was referred to me by a friend to pour new steps on my front sidewalk.  I really can’t say enough about the quality of that project.  He framed the steps and poured them with the care he would his own. He has been back at least once a year since to address my ‘to-do’ list.  There is nothing I wouldn’t consider asking him to do.  I trust him with my home, and the quality of his work has always exceeded my expectations.  I have used him as a consult too, when I had projects in mind and he has provided wise advice.  He goes above and beyond!


Kat Traxler



My husband and I would like to write a letter of recommendation for Bill Chakos at Active Construction.  We hired his company after we had major water damage and were devastated at the mess in our basement.  Bill promptly came out to our home and put our minds at ease.  He took care of everything!  He even lined up a great person to install our new carpet.  His ideas to improve the way things were done, during the construction process, were also excellent and we are so grateful as our basement is now beautiful thanks to Bill Chakos.  We also would like to say that not only was quality work done in our home, but we trusted Bill in our home and had no concerns.  You know when you meet someone and you just know you can trust them?  That’s Bill!  He is the kind of gentleman that would give you the shirt off of his back to help out.  We are truly grateful for all the work he has done for us.


Mr. and Mrs. Josephs


To whom it may concern:

Over the past months Bill has completed a number of construction projects for me including the following partial list:

Main residence:

Installation of decorative stone

Install new exterior lighting/repair landscape lighting

Paint exterior of residence, wood trim and masonry fence

Demolition and remodel of Jack and Jill bathroom, including tile, cabinets and accessories

Install ceiling fans and new bathroom exhaust vents

Installation of gutters

Installtion of new doors and trim

Summer home:

Installation of base board heaters throughout

Strip and re-seal exterior patio decks

Built a powder room out of an old storage closet

All the work was expertly completed on a timely and cost effective basis and my wife and I could not be happier with the results.  We constantly get compliments from our neighbors regarding the improvements to our residence.

I confidently and wholeheartedly recommend Bill for any proposed construction project and would be happy to provide a personal reference.

Vernon Robins


Dear Bill and Rhonda,

I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much Allie, Deb and I think of you and how much we appreciate the service you have provided us.

Finding a quality contractor is difficult; finding a quality contractor with good communciation skills is a real rarity.  Having BOTH of those things delivered with attention to detail, pride in the work done, amazing response and turnaround times, and an honest desire to be of service is beyond anything I have come to expect; we are all so very grateful to be working with the two of you!

Feel free to use me as a reference to anybody considering your services; they’ll hear nothing but good from any of us!

Rick Gendreau

CFO/Rentals Management

Downtown Resource Group - Urban Real Estate

Buying | Selling | Leasing | Management


To whom it may concern:

Active Construction has complete several projects for us: a 16’x24’ deck, a curved paver sidewalk, a flight of steps to our front porch, replacement of our kitchen floor and other miscellaneous work.  All of these projects were done very professionally and we are extremely satisfied with the results.  We have received compliments on how nice these things look and how well-built they are.  The building inspector even stated that the deck project was very well done and he was impressed!

We would strongly recommend Bill Chakos and Active Construction for any type of construction work or remodeling job, you won’t be disappointed.

Dean & Tonie Anderson


 - Bill was very thorough and conscientious in his work.  He asked a lot of questions and made sure we were very happy with the final results—which were fantastic!  We had a lot of water related damage to our shower and bathroom floor and a mold issue which Bill took care of in a very cost effective and timely manner.  We will definitely be calling Active Construction for our next project…finishing the basement!

The Kotsmith Family


- I have had Bill work on a number of projects for my home:

Replace the garage apron, prime and paint my house, install flooring in my kitchen and bathroom, built me a composite deck and replaced my picture window.

Bill’s work is cost effective and of very high quality.  He pays special attention to detail, completes work in a timely manner and is trustworthy and excellent contractor.  I would recommend his work to anybody.  I plan to use his services for additional projects in the future.

Cindy Bulson




Just wanted to let you know what a great job you did on our kitchen remodel.  Linda was very pleased with the outcome.  Your ability to take our ideas and turn them into reality made the remodel a pleasant transition from bland, to a professional design finish.  Your ability to use the exisitng layout, with a few good tweaks, turned it into a functional, dynamic kitchen design and saved us time and money.

Thanks again,

Jim & Linda


Dear Active Construction,

Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did on the custom corner gutter’s for our home.  It looks wonderful and will make our front deck area so much safer.  Thank you again for your services and we will be calling you for future needs for our home.  Great job!

Matt & Heather Johnson


Dear Bill,

I cannot thank you enough for all the wonderful work you have done for us.  The deck, under porch and patio projects you completed for us, turned an unusable space into a peaceful retreat for entertaining and family gatherings.  The custom staircase you made for our deck along with the custom stone paver patio you installed are both practical and beautiful.  The quality of your work is clearly visible.  We would be happy to provide you with a positive referral.

Thank you,

Patty Alexander and Jodene Daly


Dear Bill,

Thank you for the wonderful work that you have done on my condo.  I will definitely recommend you to anyone who needs a handyman!  If I ever have more work in the future, you will be my first call.

Again, thank you for the wonderful work!

Best Regards,

Sarah Olson