Testimonials

In my role as a consulting architect on a substantial home renovation in Fairfield, CT, I had the opportunity to work with Chris and his talented crew and subs. I was very impressed with his professionalism, his dedication to the project and his crew, his genuine care for the client and his ability to participate with ease in what was a very complex collaboration.

– Walter Weissenborn, AIA –

I love my new kitchen! Amazing job! Chris and Dave were wonderful to work with! Very professional and responsive. Finished within time frame. Highly recommended!

– Fung W. –

We worked with Chris and his team at Domus Constructors on an extensive renovation of our 1941 home. As first time homeowners, we really appreciated Chris’s experience and willingness to answer our many questions. The scope of the job increased considerably along the way and Chris was very fair and reasonable as he walked us through the additional work and related costs. Our project manager Dave was excellent, both in expertise and to work with every day. Chris and Dave were also very responsive and quick to remedy any unforeseen issues. Chris is also a man of his word and clearly takes pride in his work which made him a great partner on our renovation. We would definitely work with Domus again.

– Meridith M. –

Domus was excellent to work with. They replied to all of our requests quickly and honestly. We have used them for 2 projects and both went smoothly. Also Chris was very helpful with design ideas which was a great help. I would highly recommend Domus

– Brian O. –

It is a pleasure to write about Chris Shea and his company, Domus Constructors.
After living in one house for just short of 50 years, my wife and I recently decided to buy a piece of land, design a house with the help of an architect, have it built and move into it.
Among our biggest concerns were the pitfalls and unpleasantness others had told us they had lived through as a result of trusting and dealing with builders – especially worrisome to us since we thought of our project and the process as ambitious, personal and expensive project in which so much was unknown and unfamiliar to us and, we thought, could go wrong.
That was before we chose Chris and Domus as our builder.
Here’s what we found and experienced:
1. Chris is honest, honorable, thoughtful, thorough, detail-oriented as well as aware of the big picture. He is responsive, practical, creative, knowledgeable, prepared, organized, cost-conscious, efficient, dependable, considerate, and extremely pleasant to deal with. His taste and instincts are excellent – yet he is a very good listener who speaks with you and does not talk at you;
2. His foremen and subcontractors are excellent and dependable – a pleasure to deal with and rely on and have in the house;
3. His office assistant is likewise efficient, thorough and pleasant. Various things might not have been accomplished as quickly or easily had she not been involved. When she or Chris told us something would be done, it was done exactly as and by the time they said it would; and
4. Our project was completed under budget – in great measure because Chris had the interest to think of alternatives during the course of construction and approached us with ideas he thought made economic sense yet were just as building-worthy as those initially contemplated. In fact, through his creativity and concern, we received a previously uncontemplated extra and very useful room on the second floor. And, our project was completed a bit ahead of the ambitious schedule set by Chris himself.
In short, this was a very enjoyable, and my wife and I think very successful, experience – a high quality work product by a top quality builder.

– Henry P. –

Domus Constructors did a complete renovation of my 1940 bathroom that is now my sanctuary! It is light, bright, relaxing and has plenty of storage as well. Chris and his team were very professional and understanding. They are very knowledgeable about materials, their durability and their best applications and their work quality is excellent. I could not be more pleased.

– Elizabeth P. –

Our home project consisted of an addition (mudroom and solarium) and a kitchen remodel. After having lived through an addition 10 years ago, we were prepared for the many surprises, hiccups, frustrations and cost overruns. However, none of that happened. Chris and Dave are true professionals who took the time to explain and handle things with great aplomb. Our needs were a bit unique regarding some of the materials we required but none were an issue. And when we became concerned about some of our design decisions, Chris and Dave were able to guide us with great knowledge while putting our concerns to ease. In the end, the job they did exceeded our expectations and we would not hesitate to use them again – which we are already planning.

– Mark R. –

Domus Constructors has proven to be a leader in the building industry. Chris, Andressa and all of the onsite supervisors are extremely competent, detail oriented and an absolute pleasure to work with on projects. Having been in high-end custom cabinetry business for 30 plus years I can confidently recommend them for any project.

– Licari Woodworking –

Complete renovation and transformation of a 1916 traditional colonial to transitional farmhouse colonial with additional 3,000 square ft. of living space. workmanship is impeccable with award worthy design and detail. perfect combination of form and function.

– Elizabeth M. –

Our home project consisted of an addition (mudroom and solarium) and a kitchen remodel. After having lived through an addition 10 years ago, we were prepared for the many surprises, hiccups, frustrations and cost overruns. However, none of that happened. Chris and Dave are true professionals who took the time to explain and handle things with great aplomb. Our needs were a bit unique regarding some of the materials we required but none were an issue. And when we became concerned about some of our design decisions, Chris and Dave were able to guide us with great knowledge while putting our concerns to ease. In the end, the job they did exceeded our expectations and we would not hesitate to use them again – which we are already planning.

– Mark R. –

Domus construction provided a full scale remodel of our home. They did a beautiful job and we are beyond happy with the end results. The scope of services included a full remodel of the house, including a chef’s kitchen with handmade custom cabinets, coffered ceilings, and marble countertops. Combining two bedrooms, Domus created a second-floor master suite that includes a custom closet, cedar closet, and dressing room. The ceiling in the master bed area was raised, with a coffered ceiling. With a custom chevron wood floor, wood panel walls, and stair railing and banister, the foyer was transformed into a grand entrance. In addition to a remodel, Domus also created living space in the unfinished basement. A full catering kitchen, powder room, and gym were added. A custom wood cigar lounge, with humidor and wine cellar were also created in the unfinished space. The exterior of the house was painted, a number of windows installed, copper gutters added and a new roof

– Tia K. & Marcos R. –

We have hired Domus constructors for several projects. The first was a major addition to our home with a pool in 2001. We have also contracted Chris and his team for several projects over the past 18 years (2 bathroom remodels, 4-car detached garage with future in-law apartment above). Most recently (2018), we did a major kitchen and family room remodel plus another garage addition at another property. Not only was Chris our builder, but he also designed these projects. His vision and attention to detail were outstanding. Their work is quality, cost is fair, and they are very professional and trustworthy. Chris will also suggest new cost-effective materials that have come on the market and discuss the pros and cons and give you choices. We highly recommend Domus, they are a 100% committed to each and every project they work on.

– Ling M. –

Domus, aka Chris Shea, has done a number of jobs for us, ranging from major construction of an office/workshop/garage to finishing a library inside an existing structure; from 1998 to 2015 His work has consistently been of the highest caliber; he’s been honest, communicative and great to work with and has honored his commitments. I happily recommend Chris/Domus.

– William B. –

Domus Constructors, and in particular, Chris Shea, provided us with such wonderful service. Chris truly cared that the job be done promptly and expertly and was always quick to provide answers and keep us posted on progress. I can’t say enough good things about him and Domus!

– Susan S. –

As an Architect, I have worked with Domus on numerous occasions and have found them to be extremely professional and knowledgeable with a great eye for quality. Chris and Dave are an absolute pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend them for any project.

– Michael Smith Architects –

Domus did a major renovation on our home and also constructed a separate barn-style building on our property. They did an excellent job with attention to detail and “getting it right.” Chris, Dave and the entire staff were a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them

– Al P. –

I have worked with Chris and his crew for over 25 years. quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, from start to finish, is the Domus philosophy and is represented in the many happy clients and successful projects completed over the years. I would strongly recommend Domus constructors, very good clean work & professional. They can walk you through the whole project phase with ease.& make a hard remodel job look simple.

– Clearview, Inc. –

I would strongly recommend Domus constructors, Very good clean work & professional. They can walk you through the whole project phase with ease and make a hard remodel job look simple.

– Jim Mucker, Outside Salesperson, Ring’s End Lumber, Darien, CT –

In 2009, we bought a 50 year-old ranch house in Rowayton, CT. There were only four people on the planet that understood the potential for this home…my wife and I, our architect, and Domus. From the moment Domus Constructors and their talented crew began work on the house, we knew that we were in good hands and also that we’d bought the right house.

Any changes we made were handled in stride, the crews were respectful and diligent and the craftsmanship – the quality of the work – was absolutely first-rate.

– James G. –

We worked with Domus Construction to add a 1700 sq ft wheelchair-accessible addition to our house in 2010. It was not the first construction project we had undertaken so we were well aware of what we were in for, or so we thought. With Domus, we were pleasantly surprised. The job was on budget and on time, a rarity for any construction project. The work was thorough and professional and Domus and their subs were easy to deal with. Our complaint- if we had to name one – was the noise! They start at 7 am sharp and bang, cut, and hammer all day long which rapidly gets aggravating. But, if that is the only annoyance you are faced with, as we were, you are indeed lucky. We would be happy to recommend Domus Construction without reservations.

– Joan & Anil V. –

We have been using Domus for over 10 years for both large and small projects. If you judge a contractor by responsiveness, professionalism, trustworthiness, and quality, they are the perfect firm!

– Ling M. –

The crew was friendly, on-time, professional and extremely neat. We were especially pleased that no woodwork or walls were damaged during demolition, and that tarps were laid down everywhere to avoid damage to the floors and carpeting. The opinions of both Chris and his crew regarding aesthetic details (molding styles, tile height, and layout, etc.) were appreciated as well.

– Susan & Larry S. –

Over the past 3 years, Domus Constructors’ Chris Shea has completed 3 major projects for us: a complete basement renovation including a new bathroom, studio, playroom and storage room; a master bathroom that included expanding the walls and the roof; and also a kitchen and foyer renovation. They have gone above and beyond my expectations for each project. They have consistently been reliable, trustworthy, considerate and respectful, and their workers have been pleasant to interact with while in our home. All of the projects were a great success and were completed on time and within the specific budget. I highly recommend Domus Constructors to handle your contracting needs.

– Terry & Vasken K. –