To Whom It May Concern:
It is a pleasure and a privilege to write this letter of commendation for Harry Hollub and Hollub Homes. The Hollub name has stood for excellence in building throughout South Florida for more than 50 years. Harry, and his sister, Helene, have continued that tradition of excellence and have taken it to a superior level of service, not only to their homebuyers but to their charitable work as well.
Their unwavering dedication to quality and customer service is second to none. Their sensitivity to the needs in our community is exemplified in the formation of their foundation, Hollub House, and their commitment to helping others in the community through the foundation.
When Harry and Helene reached out to put a new roof over the heads of an elderly and indigent mother and daughter team who were barely protected from the elements with the old leaky roof that was in place, they found that the whole house needed massive repairs.
Although they could have just replaced the roof and walked away, that would not have been consistent with the work ethic and philosophy of life instilled in them by their Dad, Marvin Hollub, the founder of Hollub Homes. With the help of family, friends and sub-contractors, Hollub Homes created a totally updated, renovated, clean and safe house for these two women.
We work with many wonderful builders in the South Florida community.
However, when Hollub Homes was selected as the 2006 Builders Association of South Florida's BEST Awards "BEST of Show" winner, it was a fitting tribute to the company and to its legacy that Harry and Helene have nourished with their dedication to excellence.
They are winners by any construction standards you might use to judge them, and they are winners where it really counts in the great relationships they "build" with their customers and within the
community they love and care for. These builders care! They are the BEST!
Executive Vice President
Builders Association of South Florida
This letter is hard for me to write, because there are enough words to express my gratitude for all you have done for my mother and my self... from Kathy Bergerson... read more>>
It is hard to believe that it is almost two years since we decided to have Hollub Homes build our house. Little did we know that a quick recommendation would turn into an unforgettable experience. From beginning to end, it was nothing but a seamless almost trouble-free process. However, when few issues did arise, you and your subs were all over-it and did whatever it took to make it right.
This is still amazing considering we were close to buying a house already on the market. Only after speaking with your team did we decide to build our own. You kept your promises, met your deadlines, stayed within budget and delivered one of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen!
It's tough when your reputation precedes you. But, you delivered and delivered big. We're glad we're now part of the Hollub family! In fact, crazy as it sounds, we had such an awesome experience, we were almost sad when the house was finished.
Annette and Fred Baddour
Hi Harry and Amy,
Thank you so much for the absolutely delicious dinner from Joanna's! How great it was to not have to worry about our first meal in the house. And the smiley face cookies are the boy's favorites! I have no doubt that you are the only builder who sends dinner to their clients. This whole process has been such a pleasure - You and Amy and your entire family have been amazing. What should we build next?
Dr. and Mrs. Billy Trattler
Just read the beautiful article in the Herald of your success to help a family in need.
It's so nice to know you were able to do this and contribute not just money which is the norm but to provide the actual service of your professional work and livelihood.
This mitvah-deed is huge!!
Congratulations! Here's to another Hollub success.
After the fiascos most of us experienced in rebuilding after Hurricane Andrew, it was with trepidation that I approached my major addition and remodeling project. I interviewed and researched no less than five contractors before deciding that Hollub Homes demonstrated professionalism, integrity, and quality. My choice was clear; Hollub. I particularly liked that Hollub is family-owned, and enjoys a long-standing relationship with excellent sub-contractors as well.
As the building process began, it was reassuring to hear my architect mention how impressed he was with the foundations, footings and overall quality of work (Kudos to Red Dot Construction, your hard working sub-contractor for the CBS shell). All of the work was well orchestrated by Hollub, and your availability for any question I may have had was gratifying. I never felt that I had any barriers to "talk with Boss". I always knew I had your complete attention whenever I talked with you, Harry, thank you for that courtesy.
I must mention a main reason that my master suite addition turned out so beautifully, was the invaluable guidance of your sister Helene (the interior design star of the family!)
Robbie Bishop was also instrumental in my project, as a resource, and for his experience in dealing with building trades. He has the patience of Job and the stamina of the energizer bunny! His easy going manner helped ease some of the necessary logistical problems that arise. His respect (as your foreman for my project) grew from the other contractors, and the collegial relationship was obvious. Robbie accomplished miracles in many instances.
I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone interested in having a solid, quality home. Thank you Harry, and Helene for a successful completion of my project, and for restoring my faith in a company which lives up to its commitments and reputation.
Every concept and idea that I envisioned was brought to reality by Hollub Homes. Thanks to you, I now own the home of my dreams.
Catherine M. Hayes
The idea of buying a spec home was interesting. As you know, I'm a guy who has a great appreciation for details. And for someone buying a "custom home" rather than building it from scratch, I missed the chance to "kick the tires " during construction. However, after walking through our new home, I had little doubt that there wasn't a detail missed and we were buying a home of such amazing quality and workmanship. Obviously, it must have come as no surprise when we wanted only Hollub Homes to design and build our addition. So besides getting the best construction in South Florida, I now get to kick the tires!
Loyda & Guy Lewis
Dear Harry and Helene:
We have built over 15 new homes over the years. After speaking with friends, the Hollub reputation led us right to your office...and subsequently to one of the most amazing spec homes I've ever seen built. I never knew it was possible to capture one's personality in a home, but you did. The home has become the gathering site for my entire family. And for that I thank you and your team. We invite anyone who is considering a Hollub Home to call your very satisfied customers. As you know, I had the opportunity to work with your staff on a daily basis. You should be very proud of the team you have put together (still can't believe that some of your subcontractors have been working with Hollub for close to 30 years). You didn't miss a detail, even going as far as building our home next to some amazing neighbors!
Helaine & Ed Lucente
Dear Harry and Helene:
For the past ten years, my wife and I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Hollub Homes and their exceptional collection of subcontractors on several renovation projects on our homes in the Falls, Pinecrest and, most recently, Pine Bay Estates South - a Hollub Homes development. Each time, Harry Hollub and his staff have provided us with a level of service and a caliber of workmanship that, we think, is unequaled in the South Florida construction industry. When quality, responsiveness, and customer satisfaction are critical to a home construction or renovation project, there simply is no better place to turn than Hollub Homes.
Cyndy & Don Blackwell
I don't know how you could have done anything else to make a renovation any easier. During the process, it was as if your team were invisible...well almost. My wife was as impressed with your team of subcontractors as she was the work. Their outgoing personalities and passion for excellence is something that you rarely see in business, let alone building! I have nothing but great things to say about Hollub Homes, especially the pleasure of working with Harry himself. He watched the "bottom line" in regards to where and where not to spend money. We were provided the almost perfect estimate. And we're still somewhat dumbfounded how you could do so much work and have it still look like the original house. If you need publicists for the company, just let us know...though your reputation seems to be doing a good job on its own!
Barbara & Gary Davis
Harry and Helene:
We just want you to know how thrilled we are with our "new home." Obviously, we knew a renovation would make a huge difference, but seeing it complete - well that's another story. However, you understood what we wanted and just "took off" with some amazing designs. It was truly uncanny how your team could select materials which made our upgrade look as if it were part of the original home. The entire process was seamless and if you ask our neighbors, they will tell you they barely knew you were there! Since the renovation process was so easy the first time, we're doing it with you again!
Ellen & Robert Gutlohn
Harry and Helene:
We have always heard renovations are a stressful process. Whomever said that, obviously never worked with Hollub Homes. We were extremely impressed by all aspects of the project. We are telling all our friends and family about the wonderful experience we have had with you. With renovations being so exciting, others may just forget about buying a new home and upgrade what they have. (I'm sure you didn't want to hear that!) Thanks again for giving our home a second life.
Daniela Zanzuri-Beiner and Ed Beiner
Since we have been happily living in a Hollub Home for 25 years, moving to another house was never an issue. So our decision to renovate became paramount; and our decision to again work with you was easy. Thanks for making us part of your team during the entire process. We loved the first home you built for us and by working in partnership with you, we felt a closeness during the entire upgrade. From start to finish, we could be involved in the process. Any questions that we had were quickly answered. Because of this, our decision was the right one for years to come!
Dr. Brian and Carole Weiss
We used Hollub Homes for a major renovation of our home. We were
extremely satisfied. Our project was far reaching. Harry Hollub was a
pleasure to work with. He was always professional, offering many
alternate ways to tackle a problem. His crew was reliable, courteous,
and extremely professional. We had a designer, who worked closely with
Harry, and between them they resolved the details required to deliver a
great product. Our designer who works locally, nationally and
internationally, was very impressed with the superior quality of work.
We cannot say enough about how satisfied we were in working with Harry and Hollub Homes. Throughout the entire project they were professional, reliable, helpful, honest, and a pleasure to work with. When our project was done, we were so satisfied that we even briefly considered, selling our renovated house and building a new house, because the whole experience was so pleasant.
We would highly recommend Harry Hollub, and would work with him again.
Jacqueline Green, MD and John Grossman, MD
Hollub Homes, Inc.
In deciding to remodel our Pinecrest home we considered many things. Of course, cost was a factor, but more importantly we were looking for a contractor who we knew would provide us with the quality and the full service project supervision we were looking for. We’d done a smaller remodel job before with a lesser contractor and had major issues with quality and supervision and we didn’t want to go through that again. Purely based on community reputation and our ability to see completed projects we knew Hollub Homes could be the quality, full service company we wanted.
Our project which lasted about 18 months had many issues that arose, some project delays and the unavoidable frustrations that come with any construction project. Throughout all of this, even at the times we thought we could take no more, Hollub responded to our calls, dealt with our issues and made things right. Harry Hollub was easily accessible, and very easy going which helped in all of our interactions with him…he’s a pleasure to work with.
Now that we are finally finished, we are glad we made the choice that we did. We are now living in a beautifully renovated home that we love.
The Zahn Family
Happy Holidays to all.
I will never forget al that Harry and the wonderful people at Hollub home did for my mother and myself almost 2 years ago. Every time I see my beautiful kitchen, the washer and dryer, and every thing else I was given thought the wish book and your co-contracters I think how I blessed I am. My Mother was able to enjoy her home and stay in a healthier environment till she went home to heaven.
May God richly Bless you and your families.
Much Love and Thanks