Anthony and Jana, Lansing, NY: We worked with Carina Construction out of Ithaca NY and over all were pretty happy with our Simplex home. We had no problem selling it when we decided to move. Carina did a good job coordinating with Simplex to fix the few problems we encountered.


Kevin and Alisan, Dundee, NY: Our prefab manufacturer recommended Carina Construction to oversee the site construction aspects of our project.  We got an initial estimate from Matt but went with a contractor with a slightly lower bid.  However, the actual cost ended up being significantly higher than the contractor's estimate.  In addition, the contractor's construction standards did not meet our own expectations and he missed the contract completion deadline by several months.  The project was about to fall apart.  In the end, we hired Matt as a project manager to oversee our general contractor and the project to its finish.  Matt successfully mitigated the contract disputes and saved the project for us.  Matt also brought a very high standard for finish work as we expected.  We do wish that we went with Matt from the beginning, because we surely would have saved tens of thousands of dollars and had the project completed the way we wanted it and on time.  


Stan and Carolyn, Skaneateles, NY: Matt is knowledgeable, intelligent, and a problem solver.  He stands out in the construction business because he is a skilled communicator, socially adept, and friendly.  He works very well with government agencies, sub-contractors, and workers.  Matt is always cost conscious, and when possible saves money without sacrificing quality.


Tom and Magda, Ithaca, NY: Matt was highly recommended by our realtor because she felt he met our high standards.  We have been thoroughly satisfied with Matt. The numerous deadlines were met on time, he responded quickly to our concerns, even after the final payment was made. He is very cost conscious, provided several options to our ideas, did excellent research on products, is very knowledgeable about Green technology, which we have used considerably, and is very conscientious and honest.  We also were very fortunate as his wife, Elise, is an interior designer, who we relied on extensively.  We had an outstanding working relationship with Matt, and we still see him and his family quite often. I would definitely recommend Matt, and would use Carina again if we were to build.



David and Sue, Trumansburg, NY: Four years ago we did our homework and contracted with Matt Haney of Carina Construction for the cottage of our dreams on Cayuga Lake.  It was a difficult site and we made several modifications of the Simplex design.  Matt and his colleagues were knowledgeable, effective in handling every phase of construction and brought the job to completion on schedule.  Even after the last payment had been made, Matt was quick to resolve a couple of minor problems.  Now we are enjoying this get-away throughout the year.  We keep in touch with Matt from time to time and value his integrity and friendship. 


Karen and David, Ithaca, NY: Matt has been a pleasure to work with. He is professional, knowledgeable, and very responsive. We wanted to build a house with a small footprint, energy efficient, and comfortable for a family of five. It was important to us that the design be interesting and yet we needed for it to be affordable. Matt was able to help us envision and carry out the project with ease, humor, and enormous skill.


Geoff W., Ithaca, NY: Matt is very professional in his approach to completing the job as well as keeping an eye on the cost of the project.  I would not hesitate to hire Matt again.


Chad and Jessica, Trumansburg, NY: From my experience. the only definite in home building is that there will be uncertainties, generally out of anyone's control, that will affect the project (weather, back-ordered materials, etc.).  That being said, the best anyone can do is to work with a builder who is able to adapt to the unexpected, has a good plan in place, is experienced enough to see predictable pitfalls, will have a contingency plan around those pitfalls, and (most importantly) is of solid enough character to make things right and look after your best interest.  Those are the characteristics that my wife and I found in Carina Construction and, more specifically, Carina's owner, Matt Haney.  Throughout the process, Matt showed a consistent, experienced approach toward managing the project  and never took his eye off the end goal: building a dream home for our family.  I would recommend Matt and Carina to anyone interested in building in the Finger Lakes area.  In fact, I would add a another definite to home building: if you work with Carina Construction, you will be thrilled with the end result.Matt has been great to work with on all levels. His work is precise and organized which creates very easy communication. It is a pleasure to work with him.


Brian Casler, Casler Masonry, Auburn, NY: Matt has been great to work with on all levels. His work is precise and organized which creates very easy communication. It is a pleasure to work with him.


Margret Hobbie, Audrey Edelman Realty USA, Ithaca, NY: Matt has always done a fine job for my buyer clients and I recommend him highly. He is knowledgeable and thorough and good at explaining the innards of houses to novice buyers--a rare talent!



CJ Delvecchio, Warren Real Estate, Ithaca, NY: Matt is a licensed home inspector in New York and provides a range of services for buyers purchasing a home including a full written report to a walk-through consultation. He also is a home builder and owner of Carina Construction Inc. He will help you through he design and building process and works diligently and professionally to create your new home to your tastes and style. I recommend Matt and Carina Construction for home inspection and home building services.


Friends of Carina Construction

For the last 8 years, Carina Construction Services and its owner's Matt and Elise Haney, have served hundreds of customers in Central New York. 

If you are considering hiring Carina Construction, we encourage you to take a look at the below testimonials and learn about the high quality, integrity, and customer care that we give to all our customers.  You'll see our customers  experience an open, honest, fun, and customer centered construction experience.

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