After deciding to add a three-car garage to our property in Warrenton, I stopped by This n’ That to see what they had to offer. I had heard really good things about Amish built structures and was intrigued by appearance of the two-car model on their lot.
Matt showed me the build options, the construction methods, and explained the process. I was impressed with Matt’s construction knowledge and his ability to answer every question that I threw at him. I was also impressed with the build quality of the model. In my opinion it reflected the craftsmanship that Amish builders are known for. Aside from cost, my biggest question was “..if they built a garage on my property, would it be of the same quality as the ‘demo’ on their lot?”
I returned with my wife, since the commitment to have This n’ That build a garage on our property was a big one. She liked what she saw (as well as the beautiful furniture in their showroom). Like other folks have said, there’s a strong relationship between This n’ That and the Amish folks who hand build their indoor and outdoor furniture, sheds, coops, and garages. It became evident as we toured their shop and checked out their brochures. We sat down with Matt to handpick our many, many options – from siding type, ceiling height, to garage door style of our custom-built garage…..and we pulled the trigger.
All initial aspects of the project (permit application, foundation, etc) went smoothly.
As the final build date approached, I went over a few details with the project manager in PA and he confirmed when his crew would be showing up at my house.
When the Amish builders showed up, they immediately staged the site and got to work like a well-oiled machine. I watched as they worked non-stop and only took a short break for lunch. They were all about as friendly and respectful as a person could be. Everyone had a task and nobody was ever sitting around. The work ethic and inherited skill that these young men possess is truly impressive. American craftsmanship like this seems to be harder and harder to find these days.They had my garage built and the site cleaned up in just two days! Truly amazing. Everything was spot-on and built to our specifications. Not a single boo-boo.Their attention to detail and pride in workmanship is second to none.
IMPORTANT: There were no extra or unforeseen costs tacked on at the end of the project (a first for me).We now have a beautiful, quality garage that has increased our property value substantially; and the finished product is way beyond our expectations.
And my big question was answered. Our garage was built at the same level of quality as the model on This n’ That’s lot.