"We found Mike on the internet and didn’t know exactly what to expect. From the initial planning stages through the finishing touches, the whole process went smoothly… and the shed is everything we wanted and more!
Mike is a great listener, clear communicator, and always showed up with a positive attitude. The shed—which had some challenges with its remote location and our unusual design—turned out beautifully. It is handsome, well made, and perfectly suited to our needs.
We would recommend Mike to anyone interested in a custom shed that’s built to last, aesthetically pleasing, and free of any financial surprises."
William and Kirstin Edelglass, Marlboro, Vermont
"Rarely does one encounter a contractor (or anyone in business) who not only does what he says he's going to do, but does it on time, for the price quoted, and with a build quality way beyond expectation.
We had Mike build an upgraded 10x14 Select shed and a 12x4 wood crib, which he completed, all cleaned up and out the driveway in two weeks. His design skills, build quality -- down to the heavy duty door and window hardware -- and attention to detail are outstanding. Plus, he's a nice guy, friendly and affable, who I now consider a friend. Very, very satisfied customer here. "
Peter McCormick, Cornwall, Vermont
"We could not be happier with the workmanship, attention to detail, final product (12 x 16 Select Shed), and your personal work ethic.
Our shed is likely better made than our 45-yr old home! All aspects of the planning and construction were carried out professionally and promptly! This is so often not the case with independent contractors in construction fields.
We will be making referrals whenever possible (assuming that you wouldn’t mind another trip to Southern NH?). Thank you so much for taking on this project."
John and Lois Freeston, Windham,New Hampshire
"We cannot say enough when it comes to how pleased we are with our shed. From the day that we first contacted Mike to the day that he completed our shed, Mike was always very informative, knowledgeable, and professional. Mike is a down to earth guy and you can tell he really cares about making his customers happy.
The quality of Mike’s work is truly impressive and his attention to detail is why we have already talked to Mike about building another unit to store our tractor in. We looked at a number of sheds from different sources prior to hiring Mike and we are extremely pleased that we chose Vermont Custom Sheds! Many thanks!"
Paul Welch Waterbury Center, Vermont
"We are really pleased with the 12' x 16' custom shed you built for us. We had looked at a lot of sheds from various sources including local vendors, big building supply box stores, and a number of online vendors. We could not find a design that worked for our beekeeping and honey processing business. We were happy to find that you would build to fit our needs.
Your communication from beginning to end was excellent. That, plus your willingness to adapt the details made this an easy project for us. What really surprised us was the quality of construction. The window frames are doubled; the swinging door frames are tripled. The ceiling plates are doubled. The doors are super well braced. The shingles are high quality. Most of the kits we looked at had no ceiling at all and no collar ties or ceiling joists either but you were able to create an attic for us that we can use for beehive component storage!
Your roof rafters are also 2x6" on 16" centers not the cheap 2x4s on 24" centers like many of the pre-made sheds have. All of these details make a ruggedly built structure. The finish work and trim is precise and looks great. And the list of quality construction items goes on and on.
The cheaper built sheds from other sources don't even come close to the quality of your shed. This made the final cost a much better value than the online kits, or those box store sheds, or other pre-built sheds from local vendors.
In the end, we felt really good about being able to support a local person who supports a local family by doing top notch quality work! We made a good decision to have you build our shed. Thank you!"
Fred Putnam, Jr. and Shan Ko
Owners, Busy Bee Honey, Brandon, Vermont
"I found Mike's site from a Google search and was impressed immediately. He got right back to my inquiry, answered all my questions, and built me a beautiful, high-quality shed at a very fair price in just three days. Along with being a true pro, Mike is a straight-up, personable guy. He's the way to go if you need some extra space."
Drew Rozell, North Hebron, New York
"If or when I need another shed or structure built, I will hire Mike back immediately. In fact, he would be the first contractor I'd ever hire back. Living in California and having a vacation home in Vermont means I need someone I can trust and who will do the work as planned while unsupervised. While other contractors have stretched out a particular job and "milked" me through several projects, Mike is honest, dependable and a true professional!
What I like about him is that he is meticulously organized. When you choose the size of your shed or project, he knows exactly what he needs and will have it delivered to your site. He shows up on time , works through the day and finishes when he says he will finish.
Mike has a comparative advantage in what he does. On the one hand, my contractor at the time, quoted me a price for my 12' x 22' shed of 33% more, while trying to justify three guys on the job and taking up two and a half weeks to complete. On the other hand, Mike worked brilliantly ALONE and took only two weeks to complete while always staying very flexible to my tastes and preferences for window, doors and other specific changes. I am very proud and happy with my new shed!"
Emilio Gomez, Goshen, Vermont
"When we needed to expand our business we started looking at sheds, barns and sugar houses. That’s when we found Vermont Custom Sheds and Mike.
In the planning phases, we emphasized that look was important. But the structure also needed to be solid enough to hold a half ton printing press as well as other heavy, yet fragile equipment. Moreover, it all needed to be protected from tough Vermont winters. Mike delivered. In addition to creating a beautiful structure, Mike built a solid house!
Solid is the word... solid structure and a solid upstanding guy. He was a pleasure to work with, stopping to explain what he was doing and why. Mike got the project done within the timeframe and budget. We couldn’t be happier with our sugar house and can’t say enough great things about Mike and Vermont Custom Sheds."
Ross and Laurie Sigmund, Warren, Vermont
"I knew I didn't want a run of the mill shed from one of the big box stores, and the Amish-built sheds are not much better. If you look closely at these mass produced sheds you'll see shortcuts everywhere. And while these shortcuts won't matter in the short term, they will be a problem in the long term.
I felt frustrated since I wanted a quality built shed that I could count on for years to come and I was beginning to think building it myself was my only option. Then I stumbled on Mike's website and knew I had a winner. Clear examples of his construction practices, upfront pricing and many pictures of the sheds that he has built. I immediately emailed Mike and scheduled a date.
He was dependable, honest, flexible and hard working. He was neat, took no shortcuts and the shed is constructed exactly as his website shows. I ended up with a great shed at a fair price and I cannot recommend his work enough. Thanks again, Mike."
Tim Johnston. South Glens Falls, NY
"We are very pleased with the shed you built for us this fall. The shed is not only beautiful but structurally sound. You do high quality work with attention to detail only a skilled craftsman can accomplish. The price was very competitive especially based on the quality of the product. You built it by hand, on site, and completed it when you said you would. I would highly recommend anyone in need of a shed get in touch with you."
Andrew Nicholson, Sunderland, Vermont
"Here are six reasons why I appreciated having Mike Lucie build our shed:
What's not to like? I firmly believe all of the above, appreciate your work, and will gladly recommend you to anyone who asks."
Bill Whitman, Williston, Vermont
"We could not be more pleased with the alternatives that we were offered. The price points were extremely attractive compared to other bids, and the overall workmanship and fine craftsmanship were outstanding.
Mike was a pleasure to work with and has a strong customer orientation. The finished product is an exceptional looking building which is very serviceable due to the thoughtfulness and strong attention to detail that Mike provides. I do not hesitate to recommend him since he delivered on time, at quoted price, and provided an excellent product."
Dick McDonough, Dorset, Vermont