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Dear Howard,

This is to let you know again that my wife and I are very pleased with the three season porch enclosure you installed for us last September. I found your price, service, product quality, and workmanship all to be excellent. Of the four contractors I investigated for this job, you were the best to deal with. I particularly appreciated the precise, thorough way in which you explained the way in which the work would be done and in the way in which you followed through and did what you said you would. You were a man of your word.

I have recommended you to others and will continue to do so.

- Edwin Van Bruggen

I want to express my appreciation for the exceptional workmanship on my new porch. I was especially pleased with your company's policy of neatness, quality & attention to even the smallest detail.

- V.L. Manley

On behalf of the Building Committee of East Leonard Christian Reformed Church, I would like to express our thanks for an excellent job. Everyone connected with the Porch Project seems well pleased, especially the Pastor and his family. Again, thank you.

- Paul J. Verwys

Dear Howard (also known as The Porch Man)!

We just want you to know how much we are in love with our new porch. We enjoy it not only in the evening but also as we eat breakfast out there too! Tinkerbell says it is absolutely PURRRFECT for her too! It's a job well done and if you ever need a recommendation, just call on us. I would also like to commend you for the fine employees you have working for you. Keep up the great work.

- Lois Morehouse

Thank you for doing such a fine job on our porch. You certainly custom fit all the pieces in. My wife & family have already spent a lot of time outside — without the bugs.

- Scott A. Kacos

Dear Howard,

Your reputation for thoroughly professional workmanship extends all the way to Big Rapids. I was impressed by the entire scope of your operation—the taking of precise measurements, the thorough explanations to someone unfamiliar with construction, the precise attention to detail during installation, the cleanup when the job was finished. Furthermore, helping me with my last minute painting and providing end caps to cover the seams on my posts, all at no extra charge, was particularly refreshing. Such gestures are rare today.

And how could I forget to mention the puns and the humor. Fair warning to your future customers: prepare to be entertained by this stand-up comedian masquerading as “The Porch Man.”


The quality of your work is, of course, your best recommendation. However, if anyone wants further verification from a satisfied customer, feel free to have them call me. Thanks for a super job.

- Jim Reinking

Dear Howard,

Again I say “thank you!”. This is the second screened-in patio that you have put up for me and both times the workmanship has been exquisite.

This last one on Bridge street was really a challenge though. I didn't think that because of the situation of the garage and rectory we would be able to have a patio, but you showed that not only could we have a patio, but it would be so constructed that it would appear to be on the original plans of the house. Many compliments have been received; everyone is impressed.

Again thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Jesus Christ,

- Reverend Charles Antekeier

Dear Howard,

Thank you once again for a wonderful porch enclosure. I am the envy of everyone who passes by and some are even concerned that I do not have enough time to relax and use the patio. I assure them that I use it every day with breakfast and lunch almost regularly now served in the out of doors.

One problem I am having is living down a reputation that I have had for many years and I overheard it reenforced the other day as someone remarked as they passed by the new porch, “Father Antekeier always has to have the best”. I know that is the reason that each time that I have been transferred and find myself in need of another porch enclosure I call “The Porch Man”. You still after all these years construct the best, putting it all together perfectly.

Thank you so much.

Sincerely yours in Jesus Christ,

- Reverend Charles Antekeier

We were very pleased with the two young men who came to install our porch. They were most pleasant, industrious, and they cleaned up after the job was done. All in all it has been a pleasure to do business with you.

- Mel Worfel


Howard, just a note to let you know how pleased we are with the porch and how much we are enjoying it. The carpet is in — furnishing completed and I even finished the landscaping last week while I was on vacation. Everyone who has seen the porch has given it rave notices. The quality & workmanship are exceptional, and after dealing with me, I think you know that I demand the best.

It was a pleasure doing business with you — you have those refreshing qualities of dedication, sincerity and genuine pride in your work — plus a pretty good sense of humor.

Howard, please use this letter as my highest recommendation of “The Porch Man."

- William S. Srim 

Dear Mr. Andrews,

We knew what we wanted and we got it, all we had to do was call “The Porch Man." We will highly recommend you and your workmen to anyone who asks. Your brand of quality workmanship is hard to find these days.

Not a detail is missed by this man who I think builds every porch enclosure as if it were his own. Our money was well spent. Thanks again for doing such a great job.

- B.K. Veenstra

Dear Howard,

We are thrilled with our new porch! The angles and curves are perfectly matched with our roofline. It is certainly a customized piece of work.

We truly appreciate your confidence in tackling our porch. Some other firms in town weren't up to it. Thanks again, Howard.

- Marius and Mary Rooks

Dear Howard,

It has been about four months now since you installed our porch, and I thought it's time I write and let you know how much we're enjoying it.

I can't tell you all the use our new porch has received in this short time. Between the children using it as a playroom, our using it for entertaining, and our using it for our own relaxation, it's been absolutely great!

I must say, I'm very impressed with the quality of the materials used as well as with the workmanship. We have no complaints re getting what we paid for. Also, I'd like to add that I really appreciate the people who worked on our porch. Those were HOT days back in June, but the guys were still pleasant and fun. They stuck with it and did a fine job.

Thanks, too, for the efficient follow-up service re repairing a leak. Since then, our porch has been trouble-free. We've recommended you to several of our friends. Hopefully, one of them will come through. Thanks again!

- Beth L. Van Tongeren

Dear Mr. Andrews,

Thank you so much for a job very well done! We are just thrilled with our porch and can't wait for spring time! It looks like it has always “been here.” One would not realize that it has been “added on.”

We do appreciate the fine workmanship which you do — everything is done to “perfection.” And you are a very pleasant person to deal with. We will think of you often while we are enjoying our lovely porch.

- Bruce and Helen Bellger

Dear Howard,

Thank you for the excellent service we received on the installation of our screen porch. I'm sure it will give us many hours of enjoyment this summer.

- Lawrence Vander Klipp

Thanks Howard!

We love the porch — everything is perfect.

- Diane Long


Thanks for a beautiful job done on our new screen room. You have every right to be proud with quality work like you put out. I have recommended you to a lot of people.

- Rick Allen

Dear Mr. Andrews,

A belated thank you for a job very well done! Your workmanship was excellent and we enjoyed the porch so much this summer.

Also, just as predicted, Ralf has the lower level filled with gardening junk, so I'm glad we closed in the lower level. Please feel free to use us as a reference.

- Janine Hollsman

Dear Mr. Andrews,

Just a note to tell you how very well pleased we are with our screened-in terrace We think you did a very good job. A piece of real workmanship. A job you can well be proud of.

We highly recommend your work. Feel free to show anyone, or contact us as a reference. Thanks again for a job well done.

- Donald J. Vonk

Dear Howard,

Just a few lines to thank you very much for the work you and your men did on my porch. Also for making me the flower box and fixing my door lock. It was greatly appreciated.

- Ruth Rodenhouse

Thank you for a job well done. We are very pleased with our porch.

- Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Van Dyke

Dear Mr. Andrews,

Just a note to tell you how much we've been enjoying our beautiful porch at Sandy Pines. We've been using it every weekend since you fabricated it.The quality of the materials and workmanship have given us continual satisfaction; and we have had many folks looking over the job (all with favorable comment) — several of whom will undoubtedly be future buyers.

This extra room is a real boon, when the kids and grandkids come, for sleeping space and for rainy weather. And with the mosquitoes that are around this year, it would have been hard to survive without the porch — we wonder now how we ever got along without it before!

You are to be commended for quality workmanship — a commodity hard to find nowadays.

- Marilyn and Ray Jones

My husband and I wanted to send you a note to tell you how much we are enjoying our new screen porch. I also wanted to mention we were very impressed with the way your employees worked. They are very professional young men. Thanks again.

- Mrs. David Beswick

Dear Mr. Andrews, Porch Man,

I am really happy with my porch. I think the young fellows did a super job. I am looking forward to having the east roof on hoping it will keep out a lot of sun & also the steps so I don't break my neck some day.

- Margaret Tulwiler

Mr. Andrews,

We are writing to let you know that the glass and screened in porch that you did is very nice and we are well satisfied. We will recommend you to all our friends and other people, who are also in need for a porch or patio covers, or enclosures.

Thank you very much for a very nice job.

- Mr. and Mrs. Jack Westbrook

Thank you very much for the excellent job your people did, it was worth the wait!

- John Frazier

This job was well done and I want to compliment you on your excellent workers. Bob Koener is one of the nicest people that has done work for me. He is a very honest person and does not oversell the product. I trust that if any problems arise at all that you will promptly take care.

- James Vander Bosch

Mr. Andrews,

Thank you for a nice job on the car port. I've had many compliments on it, and requests for your name.

- Mrs. R. Sutherland

Dear Howard,

Every time we step out our back porch door we are reminded of you. Thank you so much for the care and concern and expertise in putting up our back porch. We have gotten so much good out of it and the neat thing is that we trust very much your professional ability and judgement. The aluminum looks great! Tell your crowd also we are very appreciative of the very fine job done.

- Reverend Frank Graves

Dear Mr. Andrews,

We are very pleased with our new porch and the quality of workmanship. We would not hesitate to recommend you should the need arise. Thank you for a job well done.

- Arthur and Althea Gibson

Dear Mr. Andrews,

Just a note to let you know that we are very happy and satisfied with our porch and to thank the men that put it up for us. They did an excellent job.

- Mr. and Mrs. Tom Turner


My porch is my pride & joy & we have you to thank. We've had many compliments from family & friends. It's obvious that you take pride in what you do, & it's a shame there aren't more people out there like you.

Thank you again for a job well done!

- The Czarnopys

Dear Howard,

My wife and I are very pleased with our porch. Your workmanship is “Tops” and your employees are courteous. We will highly recommend you to our friends.

- Louis H. Baher

Dear Mr. Andrews,

We went camping Sept. 26 and we were happy to see the screen room was completed. We thought it is a super job. We were quite impressed with the workmanship and quality of materials. Thank you so much for the time spent with us.

- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Freeland

Dear Howard,

The porch looks great! We're very pleased with the end results. You were extremely easy to work with, very conscientious, prompt, and the workmanship was A+.


We're going to enjoy this enclosure very much. Feel free to use us as a reference.

- Milt and Alice Weeks

Dear Mr. Andrews,

Please add my name to your list of extremely satisfied customers. My new enclosed screen room is delightful and has breathed new life into an aging home. It is a vast improvement over the porch you replaced and definitely provided a dramatic upgrade to the house.

I appreciate your attention to detail and your unending patience in answering all my numerous questions. You were always responsible, dependable, and cooperative.

Your crew did a beautiful job because they stayed on task, worked precisely and carefully, and totally cleaned up the job site each evening before leaving.

Your conscientious perseverance is highly admired and your complete dedication to quality is applauded.

- Gracia Blanehard

Dear Mr. Andrews,

Thank you very much for the exceptionally fine service — your employees were great — Andy and Chuck were pleasant to have around the house.

Thank you also for the extra service of making the floor more solid. It was a pleasure dealing with you.

- Sharon Thorpe 

Thanks for a great looking job!!

Our porch drew many appreciative comments from all our Thanksgiving Day company, including my Dad. He's done a lot of home improvements in his own home over the years, & is a real stickler for everything being straight & level.

- Joan Vachon

Dear Mr. Andrews,

My sincerest thanks to you for all the help given in selecting a porch. It looks beautiful. Please thank Craig and Charles also. They were so helpful. And such a joy. They were perfect gentlemen.

- Paula DeWys

Thank you for a job well done. It was real nice of you to come all the way to Ludington to do my porch. Your boys are real hard workers and real nice. Very helpful I might add too. I ask a lot of questions! My husband and I will have many enjoyable hours on the porch.

- Joan Verburg

Dear Mr. Andrews,

Thank you so very much for a super screened porch. I just love it. The young man, Bob, is also super. A very good and polite person.

- Hilda Chapel

Dear Howard and company,

Thank you ever so much for our beautiful porch. It is truly a wonderful addition to our home. Our family and friends will indeed enjoy it immensely!

A special thank you to you, Howard, and Charles, Craig and Dave. You were always very professional and a real pleasure to work with.

- The Bartlings

Thank you for the great job on building screens and windows for my breezeway, and for the prompt courteous service of your men that put them up. They look wonderful.

- Sue Peterson

Dear Howard,


Just a note to let you know how much we appreciate the fine screened-in porch with was constructed for us by your company.

The engineering, quality of materials, and workmanship was of the finest standards.

Already we are enjoying the porch. It has increased our living space tremendously! We have received many favorable comments regarding the porch, it's quality materials, and workmanship.

We are happy that you were recommended to us and we will heartily pass the recommendation along. So, continue the good work while we enjoy our porch here at Sandy Pines!

- William and Norma Kludt

Dear Howard,

Enclosed please find the before and after pictures that I took of our patio as I promised. I have a couple more shots on another roll of film that have not yet been developed.

We are enjoying our glass enclosure very much, especially in light of all of the rain that we have been getting. The patio furniture and carpet are not continually getting wet and Donna said, “It sure stays a lot cleaner than before.”

- Donna and Francis Steffens

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