Testimonials

Crane Appliance/Sound & Vision along with the owner and staff highly recommend Colonial Reproductions as a home remodeling and design professional for your next home project.

Since 2000, Crane Appliance has been working with the teams of Colonial Reproductions on hundreds of projects big and small.  Norman and his team are very professional, trustworthy; provide excellent customer service and a quality product.  Their design and impeccable workmanship is always done with care and precision, no detail is ever overlooked.  They take pride in the relationships that they develop with their homeowner clients, guiding them through every phase of the project to completion.

We, at Crane Appliance are very fortunate to continue to work with this caliber of a home remodeling and design specialist, as Colonial Reproductions.

Colonial Reproductions is a leader in the industry and feel confident that they will exceed your expectations.

 

Robert Crane, Jr., President of Crane Appliance/Sound & Vision

Norman Rankow and the team at Colonial Reproductions built our home on Martha’s Vineyard in 2010. They were great – professional, thorough, caring that things be done correctly and recommending only the best. We remain completely satisfied with their work and would not hesitate to recommend them.

Bill + Pat, Edgartown, MA

Norman and his staff were efficient from the start and very pleasant to work with. We were informed of dates, expectations. Deadlines were met. If we needed to make selections, the staff gave us a heads-up and suggested several options which was invaluable since we were doing this remodel from a distance. They provided us with pictures, updates of progress, and the project was completed ahead of schedule. Beautiful work. We are planning to use them again.

Christine + Jeff, Edgartown, MA

I was warned that building a house on Martha’s Vineyard would be a nightmare. My experience with Colonial Reproductions, and Norman Rankow, was anything but. The quality of the job was great and they were easy to deal with. Our house was completed on time and within 1% of budget. I would definitely work with them again.

David Baum, Publisher/Editor in Chief, Golf Odyssey Guide

Norman Rankow and Colonial Reproductions did an outstanding job renovating our summer home on Martha’s Vineyard. Since we live in Dallas, Texas we needed a builder we could trust and rely on to get the project completed without our supervision.  The team’s attention to detail and quality of work exceeded our expectations and produced a special place our family will enjoy for many generations to come.

Philip C. W. Kistler, Turtle Creek Management, LLC

Colonial Reproductions is the leading choice for high-quality home construction and renovation on Martha’s Vineyard. Norman Rankow and his team know how to get the job done on schedule and on budget in a challenging environment.

Josh McCall, CEO, Jack Morton Worldwide

We have had an absolutely first class experience with Colonial Reproductions.   The quality of the construction is extremely high and they operate with a service oriented approach to delivering projects which is refreshing.  Norman takes a personal interest in each project and his team is very focused and always available.   Whenever an issue arises, which invariably happens in a construction project, Colonial is there with a balanced approach and a proposed solution.   Most importantly, Norman stands behind his work.  After our project was completed, Colonial would still be available to help us whenever needed.   That is tremendously valuable.  We would recommend them without hesitation.

John E. Waldron, Goldman Sachs

A good friend referred me to Norman Rankow and his team at Colonial Reproductions, Inc. I feel he is extremely talented and the most sensational builder on the Vineyard. I am wondrously happy with our newly renovated project. Truly a success story!

Patricia Neal, Actress

Norman Rankow and the entire Colonial Reproductions team were an absolute pleasure to work with.  They made the process of managing a construction project while off-island extremely easy and efficient, resulting in a beautiful finished product!  It’s comforting to know that someone is making the right decisions when you can’t be there.

Jill Coyle, Engineer

Colonial Reproductions is an independent building contractor, owned by Norman Rankow. He has built two homes for me. My experience with Norman and his employees has been nothing short of exceptional. Both projects were on budget, the time lines were adhered to and the punch lists were short and quickly eliminated.

Edgartown, MA

We have known Norman Rankow and his team for over 18 years, and used him on countless projects on our 1829 historic Edgartown home. He and his team have always delivered the highest quality product which we are proud to display. They are responsive if we have problems and we return to them time and again when we have needs. Indeed, they are now close friends. Through a variety of projects, we have renovated the house from top to bottom including bathrooms, kitchen, adding HVAC, building out a usable third floor and other customized features. The house has been on house tours and was once featured in a design magazine.

Betsy + Dan, Edgartown, MA

Very professional to work for/with. They have personal connections with the best contractors in the area (painters especially). The finished products come close to perfection and the beauty and quality outdo the expectations of clients.

Quality Painting, John + Cynthia

We have a passion for historic architecture. It fits so beautifully on Martha’s Vineyard. That’s why we are so pleased when our clients choose to work with Norman Rankow and Colonial Reproductions Inc. We know their love for perfecting every detail will help make our vision a reality.

Patrick Ahearn, Architect