We could not have asked for a better quality of work than this. We are completely happy with the workmanship and the quality of workers that Mark brought in to complete the work. At every stage of the work, Mark consulted with us and was more than glad to do any change request … Overall, we had a great experience working with Mark Girsh and Mr. Leonard. We would strongly recommend them for any home building projects.S.G. & M.G.
It was a pleasure working with Girsh Development. They understood our vision and the project requirements and executed it in the very difficult economic environment of 2011-12. They worked with us to come up with creative solutions to meet my design requirements of modern/minimalist styling. They definitely went way beyond the call of duty to deliver a great end product.A.B.
I recently worked with Mark & Leonard Girsh (Girsh Development) to build my home. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made … Mark was a terrific help right away. He saved me from a land deal where my lawyer had dropped the ball. It turns out the developer selling me the land had a creative way of increasing his profit at my expense. Once Mark clearly showed me the pitfalls with the land deal, I voided that deal and decided to look for new land … He listened well and was able to help me organize a plan based on my wants and needs. His advice gave me direction that I did not have before … At this time, I need to mention Leonard Girsh, his father, who also oversaw construction. I cannot think of anyone better for the job. He does it as if it is his life’s mission, and he is kind and gets the job done. I am so very thankful to have found Girsh Development. Since I completed my house, I have recommended close friends and family. I highly recommend their services to you as well.P.S.
Girsh Development built our custom designed 3,500 s.f. modern home on 3 acres of land we owned … they have a down to earth personal interest and genuine caring attitude … Our experience of working together to manage costs was very important and Mark Girsh was very attentive and willing to do anything possible to help us achieve our project. We did not feel overly burdened by the process in any way thanks to having a clear plan and pricing up front. As with any construction project unforeseen things can come up. We did have such an event with some unplanned ground remediation work that was required to properly accomplish engineering. We were treated very fairly and given help by the Girsh’s to manage the site and foundation changes with as minimal time and costs as possible … The quality of construction was right on target of our architects design. Being a designer myself, we had very specific desires for details and we were able to execute them with intention … in a number of places they provided upgraded quality of materials at no cost simply by their choice to make sure they built a high quality home … Overall our experience was great. Finding a good relationship with a builder, especially for a custom home is not an easy. We were very fortunate to have found Girsh Development so that we could achieve our dream of building a high quality designer home. We are extremely happy with the end result of our endeavor both on design and quality. I certainly recommend Girsh Development as a builder.G.R. & V.S.
Mark built our custom home for us as if it were his own. His level of patience and attention to detail is well above and beyond in this industry. Throughout the process he was always very responsive to our phone calls. He was a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him for any home building or structural remodeling needs you have.B.R. & D.R.
Thanks for building us such a beautiful house … We got 100% support from you during the construction to meet our last minute changes/modification and we had a smooth closing transaction.K.J.
With eagerness and all sincerity, I offer the highest recommendations for you on behalf of all those who have had the pleasure of working with you on building their homes. You have carried out your responsibilities in a very forthright manner … you have gone out of your way to help make dreams come true. You handle your customers with great care and honesty and stay focused on meeting homeowners budgets. You have our family’s highest regards.G.G.
I send this note to emphasize the feelings I express to you both at the closing yesterday. We are thrilled without new home and especially grateful for your extraordinary efforts during its construction. Considering all that was accomplished, I simply cannot believe that we broke ground just 7 months ago … I would be happy to recommend you to anyone thinking of building a home because I know that our ultimate satisfaction was always foremost in your minds … Throughout the process, you encouraged me to consider carefully the details, not to sacrifice for expediency. Sometimes I know that I was demanding … yet you were able to assuage my concerns, persuade us to focus on what we really wanted and still get our home done quickly and correctly. Even in times that had to be stressful for you as well, you always acted professionally and thoughtfully … Finally, thanks for reminding me that business can still get done on a handshake. I went into this endeavor worried about others’ home construction nightmares and terrified by my attorney’s description of the worst-case scenario. As it turns out, our biggest obstacles were not foreseen and all I had to rely on was your word. I know that was far more valuable than our long-negotiated contract.J.S.
I just wanted to write you this note to thank you once again for building our dream home. As a salesman myself, I put a premium on customer service, and I know from friends and colleagues how you get treated by the larger corporate development companies. As we went through the process of building our home it was nice to be able to have a choice in every minor detail … It was the personal service that made the difference and because of that our experience was a pleasure. We are very satisfied with our new home and we’re planning on staying for a long time. If circumstances dictated that we ever needed to move again, we would want you to build us a home again.C.J. & E.J.
We are writing this letter to thank you greatly for our truly wonderful home. It has been only several weeks since we moved in but we cannot tell you home much we are enjoying our house … After our first meeting with Mark, we felt fairly comfortable with Girsh Development. After seeing several homes and speaking with the owners, we were truly impressed with the quality that Girsh Development provided…Mark made everything fairly easy and held our hand through this process…He was always available to answer any questions or concerns that arose … Once of our biggest concerns with new construction was that of timing … Girsh Development far exceeded our expectations because you did complete our home within your projected target date … For this we are most grateful … We feel that you were looking for our best interests and always made sure that we were happy with the end result … Even after our closing, Girsh has made us feel that we are still important. You have attempted to execute all our punchlist items in a short period of time … We are truly pleased that we went through this process with Girsh Development … Note only do we commend you for your superior craftsmanship, but also your ability to listed to our needs by spending the extra time to make sure we were 100% satisfied. Please feel free to use our name for a recommendation and, once again, thank you for building the house of our dreams.M.J. & H.J.
We wanted to say thank you for making the home buying process as easy as possible. Heather and I were very impressed with our initial meeting in which you walked us through the entire process and gave is the time line that construction would follow. Once construction began we were amazed at how well organized the project was. Everything went according to your plan … The quality construction of our home is a direct result of your daily supervision and inspection of the work done … We were impressed by the small number of items we actually had for the punch list. Thank you again for building us a great home and making the process east. We also appreciate the fact that you always call us right back when we leave a message. We have peace of mind knowing that you stand behind your work.J.K. & H.K.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for building our “Dream House” that we strived for the past year. It was a pleasure working you and your firm that began with the selection process. Many of your standard features would certainly be upgrades with some other builders. It was clear from the outset that ours was to be a luxurious home … Girsh Development epitomizes the phrase “custom home building”. You listened to our wants and needs and worked with us to customize our home to perfection. You and your team kept us appraised and involved throughout the entire building process. The flexibility that was demonstrated during construction was exemplary, which made what could be stressful and enjoyable experience. Even after lining in the house for four months, we are still in awe of the finished product … By the completion of the job we did not feel like “just another customer”, but ling time friends. You have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism in create our home. We will always be grateful to Girsh Development for partnering with us in the construction of our beautiful new home.M.U. & L.U.
About 2-1/2 years ago, my wife and I set out to realize our lifelong ambition: to have our Dream Home built, in which we can raise our 3 kids. After looking at many new constructions, talking with several builders and looking at too many listings, we came across this new development under construction by Girsh Development, called the Crossings at South Brunswick … From the very begging, everything about this development seemed just right … the realtor suggested we talk directly with the builder. The meeting was set and little did we know our lives would forever change after that meeting … We quickly signed a contract … We remember feeling so overwhelmed just thinking of all the selections and decisions that lay ahead. Then as if Mark had read our mind, he pulled out his various spreadsheets and gave us a disk … He has all the required selections on an easy to read timeline spreadsheet. It had everything … We began to feel much more at ease but more importantly, I remember Mark telling us not to worry, that he would hold our hands through this whole process. He completely got that this was a once in a lifetime dream for us and he gave us the red carpet treatment … I can’t say enough about Girsh Development. Unlike many of our friends that have had their homes built, all our memories are pleasant ones. All our friends and family marvel at our home and we can’t help beam with pride because we really feel like we were the architect. We worked hard all our lives to earn a Dream Home …J.M. & D.M.
First, I wanted to thank you for the very very watertight basement you made for me. All around me, floodwaters rose, rivers overflowed. Rahway was an island last weekend during that monsoon, and we were trapped outside of it. When we finally got home, after fording a river that was Jefferson Ave in our Jeep, everything was fine … Anyhoo, everything is good here. I love my house, and couldn’t be happier.M.M.
Girsh Development built a contemporary home of my design for a client in southern NJ. This project is on display in their portfolio here on Houzz. They took the non-traditional design in stride, and had no problem rising to the challenge of the work. Girsh was professional throughout the project and brought a solution oriented problem solving motivation to any of the issues encountered. They were good with followup and left my client satisfied. And the quality of the work stands out above his peers. I’d be happy to work with them again.G.L. (Architect)