have been very pleased with the restoration of our home after a
fire caused extensive damage. The planning, workmanship and follow
up on details by Magee Construction was first class! We have received
numerous compliments on the finished product."
-Ken and Beth Schuler
"We were very satisfied with Magee Construction.
From the start of the demolition of the foundation, to the interior
finishing work, all Magee employees and sub-contractors were very
professional and courteous. We also appreciated how Wayne Magee
went out of his way to be sure everything was going as planned with
the project. Even when he was out of state, he made long distance
calls to us, to ask us if we had any concerns or questions. His
project manager was readily available to take care of any minor
problems that came up. Wayne was also very instrumental in seeing
that the sub-contractors fulfilled their obligations in a timely
We would definitely call Magee Construction in the future for any
building project and we would also highly recommend Magee Construction
to anyone who is considering any kind of a remodeling or construction
-Richard and Fran Beal
"On May 25, 2008, we were one of the victims
of the E5 tornado that went through the Dunkerton area. Our home
and property suffered minor damage compared to our neighbors. We
were still at a loss as to what we were going to do. The next morning
we were looking over the damage and Wayne drove in. Although he
didn’t expect to see anything left, he quickly surveyed the
damage and reassured us about getting everything fixed and repaired.
He told us he represented our insurance company as a storm damage
contractor. Within a week his large shingle crew came and completely
shingled our house and two garages in just over a day. After that
everything else was quickly repaired. What a great friend, business
owner and contractor Wayne is. He always makes sure his customers
are completely happy and satisfied. Thanks, Wayne, and congratulations
on being the best!"
-Jim and Sandra Clark
"When we decided to update our basement, we
knew we would have Magee Construction help us out again. Deb was
great to work with and she also worked well with our interior designer.
We love our basement – they were able to utilize all the space
and incorporate our ideas plus things we never would have thought
-Kim and Rita Borrett
"When I first met Wayne Magee more than 15 years
ago I quickly realized I had met ‘the’ person I was
looking for to help with a series of repair, tear-down, re-build,
add-on and restore projects. His ability and willingness to really
listen, along with his creative ability to take disparate and half-formed
ideas and come up with pragmatic, high-quality results was (and
is) very impressive.
So I stay with Magee Construction! Over the years
numerous projects, both large and small, have been completed successfully
by teams of well-qualified craftsmen. To name 2 or 3, David Holien
amazed me with his knowledge, speed, preciseness and follow-thru
after a fire destroyed a garage and damaged a house. Darin Seeger
has my great appreciation for his outstanding carpentry skill and
his patience in making sure all his work, whether simple or very
intricate, is done ‘just right’. And Deb Waterman demonstrated
that not only could she supervise construction projects, but that
she also could (and did) create special and intricate design features
to tie new construction seamlessly into the whole home restoration
"We so enjoyed working with the professionals
at Magee Construction on our backyard renovation! They were willing
to listen to our ideas but added their professional advice when
their experience told them we would be happier with another option.
Their design suggestions combined with our desires created an inviting
and functional outdoor space for entertaining that we will enjoy
for years to come.
The expertise, service and workmanship provided by
the entire Magee team are exceptional and from start to finish we
were in very capable hands. From our project supervisor to the many
sub contractors who worked on our project, all were intent on making
our project a total success. They routinely went above and beyond
to ensure our timelines were met and the quality of their work was
superb. We've received rave reviews on our backyard from friends
and family and we're very proud to say the project was done by Magee
-Bob and Susie Heaton
"We had heard so many nightmares about kitchen
renovations, but to be honest, the folks at Magee made this experience
as painless as possible from ripping out the old kitchen to putting
all the final touches on the new! In fact, at times, getting our
kitchen renovated was even FUN!
We never worried that things wouldn't turn out right.
Our project manager always let us know that if something wasn't
right, they would work with us until it was exactly how we wanted
it. That kind of customer service really instilled confidence in
us from the very beginning!
We loved the workmanship ... At one point in the
process we could not find the right trim to go around our windows,
and so the lead carpenter came into the older part of our home and
found a way to match the trim in the new kitchen to the 100-year
old trim in the rest of the house! Beautiful!
We would recommend Magee to everyone we know, with
complete confidence that our friends would end up as happy as we
are with our project!
In the end, we would call everyone we worked with
at Magee ... friends. Now, that's a great kitchen renovation!!"
-Chuck and Alice Shirey
"Mark and I were completely devastated when
fire destroyed our home. Our insurance adjuster put us in touch
with Magee Construction. They showed us a plan to reconstruct our
home, worked with us to incorporate our ideas, and gave us helpful
ideas along the way. The house quickly changed from a disaster to
a beautiful, well-constructed home. The quality of their workmanship
is superior! We couldn’t be more pleased with our decision
to have Magee Construction rebuild our home."
Our Sincerest Thanks,
"Being in the construction business ourselves,
we had very high expectations for quality and performance. We are
pleased to say Magee far exceeded our expectations. The whole experience
of our 10-month major remodel project was a great time in our lives.
We both enjoyed the process very much.
The Magee Team was professional and skilled at what
they do. Wayne Magee is one of the finest people we’ve had
the privilege to know. The man has the patience of Job – it’s
no wonder his team is first class!"
-Bob and Jackie Buckley
"The major kitchen remodel and addition that
we recently undertook with Magee was handled very professionally
from the start to finish. The Project Manager was totally committed
to making certain the project was completed to our total satisfaction
from start to finish. The other employees that worked on our project
were very professional and accommodating to our needs during the
project. Several of our neighbors and friends mentioned that they
have never seen a work site that was kept as clean as ours!
We would recommend Magee Construction to all our
friends and neighbors."
-Truman and Janetta Stone
"We remodeled our kitchen in 2005 and are very
happy with the work Magee Construction completed. They completed
the job on a timely manner, the workers were a joy to work with,
and most importantly, they worried about our needs and wants. While
doing the remodeling they kept us informed of any additions or subtractions
so we knew exactly what the cost was going to be, so there were
no surprises. We love our kitchen and are pleased we had Magee Construction
do the job."
-Jeanette J. Grady
"We have utilized Magee Construction for at
least three major projects and have been very pleased with the attention
to detail, ability and desire to make changes at our request and
the finished project."
-David and Stephanie LeCompte
"It was a pleasure to work with the Magee Construction
Team. We appreciated their attention to detail and their commitment
to excellence. With careful planning and creativity they helped
us maintain the integrity of our historical home."
-George and Gail Thornton
"The restaurant industry is one of the most
competitive in the Cedar Valley. Gary’s Restaurant needed
to update our dining atmosphere to remain in the game. Being a small
business I knew we had to get the most impact from the limited budget
and time we had to work with. My next decision was the easiest 'Magee
Construction'. In just eight days a 1970’s café was
transformed into a 2006 restaurant. Wayne Magee’s desire to
ensure our continued success is evident in the finished product.
Easy to work with, done right, done on time – it has to be
"The unthinkable happened to our family at 11:00
AM on November 8, 2005. At 2:00 the same day the unbelievable happened;
an entire team of professionals from Magee’s were at our home.
From the neighbors’ perspective all they did was put some
plywood in place; for my wife and I they put our world on the road
By 5:00 PM, we had a starting plan and at 8:00 AM
the next day there was a crew working in and around our home. Without
a doubt, my wife and I were devastated by our fire loss. With the
help we got on day one from Wayne Magee and his team, we knew we
were not defeated.
From design, to tear-out and rebuilding, they have
been great to work with. It really makes you feel good when the
Fire Marshall and the insurance adjuster both tell you, 'You could
not be in better hands.' They were right."
-Dennis E Clark
"Magees did a great job with our house remodel.
From design to carpentry, they had the people to do what our job
required. They could be flexible with the size of the work crew
- assigning one or two people to install cabinets, but bringing
in a crew of 9 when our roof with custom-cut angles had to be raised
a few hours ahead of a thunderstorm. They were considerate of our
budget and schedule. They knew I didn’t want to be left over
the weekend without a sink."
"We have been very pleased with our choice of
Magee Construction Co. as general contractor for construction of
our new home. The bidding process was very detailed and thorough
and we were kept informed of expenses throughout construction. We
made extensive use of Magee's in-house design team and have been
impressed with their knowledge and the wealth of ideas that were
presented. The quality of the work by their carpenters was excellent,
and the outside subcontractors were carefully selected. Follow up
after completion of our house has been superb, with timely attention
to minor corrections. The experience and professionalism of the
entire staff has made Magee Construction's reputation for quality
and service well deserved."
-Dietrich and Susan Gerhardt
"We had a bathroom that needed
major remodeling. We talked to many friends concerning our plans.
The Company name for doing the work most frequently mentioned was
Magee Construction. Two factors that were important to us were one,
excellent work, and two, the project completed quickly.
We are delighted to say that our wishes were met
by the Magee Construction Team. Not only did they complete everything
to our satisfaction quickly, but they were friendly people while
in our house. Not only was the remodeling finished on time to meet
our needs, but their follow-up was outstanding. We would definitely
consider Magee for our future projects."
-Michael L. Sheeley
"We are repeat customers of Magee Construction.
We selected Magee for our 1995 remodeling based on recommendations
from a friend. We converted a summer porch to a dining room, installed
new windows, installed siding, and renovated the entire roof. We
were extremely satisfied with their expertise, quality, and work
schedule. In 2002 we went back to Magee Construction to do another
major remodeling project of adding a family room and attached double
garage. We have really appreciated their effort to pick up the work
area and keep things orderly. We have received many compliments
on the appearance and quality of both remodeling projects. We highly
recommend Magee Construction to anyone considering a remodeling
-Gary Stratton & Maxine B. Stratton
"We were very satisfied with the work your crew
did the past couple of weeks. They were very understanding with
our need to continue operations while the work was being done.
Everyone put forth great effort to plan ahead for
this project and keep us fully informed."
-Steve Christoph, Superior Welding
"We've used Magee Construction for several significant
business and personal projects because of the consistent quality
of their work! Dependability is a plus!"
-Sandra L. Rada-Aleff
"Our new entrance is beautiful.
Thanks to Oran for making the front of our home something to be
proud of. Great job on the stone work. The carpenters were courteous
and easy to work with. They listened to our ideas. We especially
like the fireplace surround they built.
I enjoyed working with Kari. She's a very pleasant
and organized person. She contacted me ahead of time with
each decision and was helpful in making them.
Wayne listened patiently to our many phone calls
and assured us that everything would be done according to our wishes.
He had many good ideas.
Thanks for a job well done. We love it."
-Helen Kuennen & Larry Kuennen
"We had some ideas that we wanted
for our remodeling project, but Wayne had so many good suggestions
and ideas to make the house turn out so much better!! We trusted
his experience and good reputation that he would help us make the
right decisions. Our house had no curb-side appeal and now our home
is something we are very proud of - both inside and out!"
-Rita & Kim Borrett
"Your people did a fine job on
my house and driveway. I was very pleased with the end result.
I would recommend your people for any new home or
rebuilding. Thanks again for the fine job.
I liked the kind friendly people who work for you."
"When looking for a company for
remodeling at both my home and business, I made my decision based
on 3 things
(2) Turn key capabilities
We chose Magee and are very happy we did. It reminds
me of a quote from Coach Bill Parcells, 'You lose with potential.
You win with performance.' With Magee Construction we won with performance."
I'm writing to you today to express my and my family's
sincere appreciation for the great job that was done on my mother's
house in Gilbertville. Everyone that was sent to the site did a
truly outstanding job.
Denny and Darin were a great team, and were able
to do all the things I kept coming up with, and they never complained,
at least not to me. They are gifted carpenters and craftsmen, and
fantastic representatives of your Company. DO NOT LET THEM GET AWAY!!
That brings us to David Holien. He came to Mom's
house on the day of the fire and gave us a boost of confidence that
was sorely needed. His compassion for Mom's situation never waned,
and it was apparent to us that he really cared that Mom would have
her house back, in better shape than it was before. He called Mom
"Mom" from the first day and that helped her feel at ease
with him. His sense of humor...well let's just say it grows on ya,
O.K.? Actually, I can't imagine finding a better guy to put in charge
of this project. Yours is a better Company with him working there,
I'm sure you know that but it never hurts to hear it from someone
else. Before the fire I had three brothers, I feel like I have four
now, and that's not an easy thing to accomplish when your Mom is
76 years old!!
In closing, I'd like to express a heartfelt "Thank-You"
to you and everyone involved. It was a great experience working
with your Company at a very difficult time. THANK YOU!!
-Margaret Klein and Family
"I have worked with Magee Construction on several projects
of various size and in all cases they met our schedule and were
very responsive to our needs."
-John M. Mirchich, University of Northern Iowa
Dear Magee Construction,
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for
making “our dream come true” possible. This time last
year we were just thinking about what might be possible, but we
knew we had to do something. We live in a two-story farmhouse type
home and had a portion of roof that had to be replaced. We had called
several contractors to help “patch” it previously -
some came, and some didn’t - to give an estimate on repairs.
When we called you, you were very professional and completed the
“patch’ in a timely fashion at the cost quoted. As time
went on we knew that patching was no longer adequate and that something
else had to be done. Our choice for the project seemed obvious –
For the sixteen years that we have lived in our home,
we always wanted to remodel to add a mudroom off the kitchen area
as well as a laundry room, bathroom, and attach a garage. We met
with Tom Lown and gave him our “dreams”. That was the
first of several planning meetings where computer generated plans
were viewed, changes implemented, and designs finalized. We appreciated
Tom’s wisdom in contracting to make a successful project and
his always looking out for us to help keep costs down. The construction
crew was fabulous as well. Always polite and courteous, diligently
working to make every detail just right. We still rave about how
clean the site was every evening as the crew left. (We had heard
nightmares about others’ remodeling experiences – how
dirty and torn up their homes were the entire time.) The work was
done on schedule as much as possible and to our pleasant surprise
even a bit under budget. We even received a floral arrangement from
Magee’s the day after we brought home our new baby!
We are pleased with every inch of the home improvements.
We would recommend Magee Construction to anyone considering building
or making improvements. Our “dream” has been even better
than we had imagined. Thank you to everyone who had a part in our
project. We truly appreciate you!
-Rick and Phyllis Oesterling
"After fire destroyed our home we were fortunate
to have the Magee Construction team rebuild for us.
They helped make a difficult time much easier for
us. They were very personable, as well as, dedicated to quality
and detail. We are proud to have a “Magee built” home."
-Mike and Lonnie Jensen
"This note is in the form of a Big Thank You
to Magee Construction Co. for jobs well done at our house.
1. We had a 2 ½ stall garage built (we were
2. Had our bathroom completely remodeled and could not believe the
difference it made.
3. We had a new 16 x 30 deck built with a roof/ceiling that we love
and through all of this the crew maintained a very clean working
area and cleaned up before they took off for the day.
This family has been very satisfied with all the
work that Magee Construction Company has done. Yes, we will call
-Harry D. Sullivan