I've done work for a lot of builders over the last 18 years. Josh is a pleasure to work for. His attention to detail is great, his communication on projects is fantastic and you can just tell he really cares for each client he works with. You get a whole lot more than just a contractor with Josh and Rachel.
After meeting with several contractors, we felt very confident that Josh was the contractor for us. He responded quickly, was very thorough and was very easy to work with. Once we started, our neighbors commented constantly on how fast the progress was and we all appreciated how clean the job site was kept. We are thrilled with the finished product!
The prospect of renovating our 1940s Southdowns ranch was a daunting one for our family. We were fresh off the type of nightmare scenario with a pool contractor that you might see featured on a HGTV program. In addition to that, we would have to live through the construction in the functioning half of our house (with a newborn) while contending each day for six months with a revolving cast of anonymous workers tromping through our living space. To say we had a bit of trepidation going into the project would be an understatement. I am enthused to report our experience was wonderful and I can’t say enough good things about the way Josh conducts his business. I believe what differentiates great from merely average is how things are handled when setbacks are encountered. Our project was beset by theft, delays with material orders and a host of day to day concerns that can fray the emotions of a family like ours. Josh handled each challenge with a cool detachment that made us feel comfortable at a time that was anything but. And, if I might offer up one last detail that sticks out in my memory, it is that he kept our jobsite immaculate. You can’t understand what an enormous psychological advantage that is on a day to day basis until you have lived through construction with fast food wrappers and sawdust littering every square inch of space you can see (which we have). Our project was five years ago and I can only imagine that Josh has continued to hone his skill and craft since. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again, which I suppose is the best endorsement I could give.
We are so happy with the house that Josh built for us! It was a dream in our minds to create a house like this for our family and Josh made it come to life. We are very happy with the finished product. Josh and his team worked very quickly. It can be hard to wait as you watch your house being built. But every time I came to our house there was someone here working. And, that made the wait a lot easier. Just knowing that things were always getting checked off the list helped a lot! Josh stuck to the timeline that he told us at the beginning of the project. Josh is creative and a hard worker. He can get the job done and help you create a house that will be even better than what you are expecting!
Typically people are fed up with their builder at the end of the house-building process. That was not the case for us! Josh's professionalism, efficiency and impeccable communication made our experience extremely enjoyable. The quality of construction and attention to detail really separate J. Rivet Construction from the other contractors in the Baton Rouge area. In addition, Josh grew up in Baton Rouge and lives right in the heart of where he does most of his projects; therefore, he can truly relate to his customers. If we ever build again (which I doubt because we love our new home), we would definitely choose J. Rivet Construction.
Working with Josh was easy. He always had multiple options to address unexpected issues that came up during our renovation and made great suggestions to improve the functionality of our home. We would certainly work with him again.
My wife Kristen and I always wanted to build a house in Southdowns for our three children to live and grow. But when the Navy mobilized me for duty, we naturally had second thoughts about proceeding with our plans. It didn't take long for Josh and Rachel Rivet to put our anxieties at ease. I wouldn't have left my family to handle all of the challenges of building a house to anyone other than the Rivets. I will be forever grateful to them for the kindness, sensitivity and professionalism that they showed my family. Josh and Rachel Rivet aren't just homebuilders. They're our neighbors and our friends.
We are thrilled with the work Josh did on our new kitchen/dining/living areas. It is like we have a whole new home. Josh is very easy to work with and we promised him if we ever had another child we would name it after him. We recommend him and his work and look forward to working with him again.
I met Josh soon after our home on Broussard withstood extensive hurricane damage several years ago. The renovations we needed were overwhelming and required us to move out of the house. When I met with Josh and he gave me the timeline I did not believe him. In fact, I pleaded with him to give me a “real” timeline because as a mother of three young children I needed to know the truth, now! I had heard too many stories about contractors saying one thing and not being able to come through in the end; but this was not the case with Josh. To my amazement and joy, he DID come through. He WAS telling the truth. We were able to move back into our beautifully renovated home in record time. Since then, we have used Josh many times for different building and landscaping projects. Each and every time, he has come through with honesty, integrity, and quality. My husband and I recommend Josh and his team with complete confidence and enthusiastic support.
We had the pleasure of contracting J Rivet Construction to build our second story addition over our garage and part of our house. Considering that the roof over our garage, guest bedroom and bathroom, and parts of our kitchen had to be totally demolished to allow for our addition, Josh and his team had a difficult task at hand requiring the need to meticulously plan the demo and rebuild schedule. From start to finish, J. Rivet Construction maintained the fast paced schedule and provided a quality addition. He and his subcontractor team were always professional and inconvenienced us as little as possible. Josh managed the project very well and visited multiple times daily to inspect and ensure a superb product. We are very pleased with our addition and would not hesitate contacting with J. Rivet Construction again in the future.