“Mike and the Xcel team gave us the confidence needed to purchase our first home – a real “fixer-upper.” Knowing that we’d be working with him on the extensive renovation put our minds at ease. Mike was a pleasure to work with, collaborating on ideas while offering much-appreciated advice. And all while remaining within our timeframe and budget. His skilled team was always professional. We are thrilled with our new home and are already booking Xcel for our next project. A year later our 2-year-old still asks “Mike come over?” And you can’t argue with a 2-year old.”

- Jessica & Steve, South Orange


“Your renovation of our 1893 historic Victorian is just superb Mike. You executed a six-month schedule in four. Your guys were real gentlemen…. honest, diligent and skilled craftsman. You and our architect worked seamlessly together resulting in no drama and superior design elements that really differentiate our investment. Your team helped make a challenging process SO much easier. The best part Mike is that you’ve always been responsive, easygoing and patient with us as we’ve made adjustments on the fly. Mike, even when the job was done, you made it important to return to our house for the little aggravating things that are always part of a major renovation. Your tagline should read “I return to your house, even after the job is done.” Thank you for transforming a wonderful old house into a state of the art lifestyle solution for our family.

- Neil and Sara, Maplewood


“Mike, We love our new kitchen! Your creative ideas and “subtle” suggestions made all the difference. Who knew moving a door just a few feet could create so much wall space! Deep down, you must have always wanted to be an architect. Kudos to everyone on your team we worked with on this job. Each was professional and completely respected that they were working in our home and very respectful. In the end, and of most importance, we were on time and on budget- couldn’t have asked for more than that! We’d never do an renovation without you!”

- Linda Aronson and Andrew Kronengold


“We hired XCEL for a major renovation and extension to our 1896 Victorian house. And we¡¦ve been tripping over superlatives ever since to recommend their work to our friends and family. Mike and his crew were true professionals ¡V they worked efficiently, cleanly and always with an eye on details as well as our budget. They also respected the historical integrity of our home, which was very important to us. In the end, they delivered outstanding work that was ahead of schedule and on budget. When was the last time you heard that about a contractor?”

- John, Maplewood


“Thanks to Mike,and the XCEL team for a great job renovating our attic into a full size room.The men that did the work were polite, professional and cleaned up the work area each day. I would highly recommend XCEL to family, and friends.”

- Gerry O’Donnell


“We can highly recommend XCEL Renovation and Remodeling. In Feb 2010 Mike and his crew remodeled our basement including adding a half bathroom, inserting walls and connecting two staircases. From the beginning we were impressed with the foresight Mike had in anticipating the kind and amount of work needed as well as his detailed estimate/work plan. The latter prevented misunderstandings and discussions about the scope of the project during the remodeling. Mike stayed true to his estimate in time frame and price. The work was done with great attention to detail. We especially appreciated it when Mike and his crew polished up around the edges, e.g. tearing down an unnecessary wall, fixing the floor in adjacent rooms etc. even though it was not specifically part of the project. We were happy to have listened to Mike¡¦s recommendations along the way and are very satisfied customers who will employ XCEL again.”

- Kora Licht, Maplewood