Testimonials

There is no greater advertising than a satisfied customer. Here are some examples of the praise and appreciation we have received from our customers. Working closely with our customers to ensure the quality of service as well as the product has led to a strong, healthy relationship with our homeowners.

We bought a home in the historic district of Montgomery about four years ago.  The house was built in the 1890’s and we wanted to up-date the inside without losing the essence of the home.  When we looked around for a... + Expand

~Fred and Marty M.

We bought a home in the historic district of Montgomery about four years ago.  The house was built in the 1890’s and we wanted to up-date the inside without losing the essence of the home.  When we looked around for a contractor who could meet our needs we found one in our own back yard, so to speak.  Ireland-May came well recommended.  They worked with the city of Montgomery and the historical society to come up with a plan that suited our needs and kept everyone happy.  Patti May worked with us on design and Dan May was the Master Contractor.  We were very happy with the people they hired to complete the work and we were made to feel like a part of the Ireland-May extended family.  We would recommend Ireland-May to anyone looking to build a home or remodel as we did.

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~Fred and Marty M.

"If you have ever dined at a 4 or 5 star service restaurant or stayed at a luxurious hotel and left the establishment with a sense of overwhelming satisfaction toward the quality of the product and service you received, then that is the alikened... + Expand

~Pam and Forrest F.

"If you have ever dined at a 4 or 5 star service restaurant or stayed at a luxurious hotel and left the establishment with a sense of overwhelming satisfaction toward the quality of the product and service you received, then that is the alikened feeling to building a home with Ireland-May Custom Builders.

My husband and I wanted to build a new home, but just was not satisfied with what we felt was the typical run of the mill track homes we looked at; some even claiming that they were custom builders.

Custom Builder, in our mind, was the artisan of building. A craft, treated as such in every building element. When was the last time you built a home and became good friends with the subs. This is the instilled virtue of Ireland-May Builders. They instill a sense of taking care of their select group of artisan subs and the result is in the product they sell…A custom home that can truly be called a custom home.

They build landmarks and keepsakes, not homes. Our subdivision of Hayden's Addition, located in Montgomery, Ohio, just north of downtown Cincinnati, is a small neighborhood nestled in the historic district of Olde Montgomery. The architecture is a throw back to Colonial Willliamsburg.  We were very impressed over the extensive research the Mays had put into the design of this addition, in that, they had captured the very essence in keeping with the historic design of the community, yet featuring a very unique look to the homes that they built.

Our experience from start to finish was nothing but pleasant. Attention to detail is usually the comment most heard from a pleased consumer, whether purchasing a $1.00 item at the supermarket or an expensive luxury gift. This is what you get when you plan and partner with Ireland-May in the building of your home. They understand that this is one of the single most important decisions you will ever make in your life, and they treat it just that way in the service they render.

Ireland-May makes Dreams Come True. Building a home with Ireland May is a 5 Star Dinner at the Ritz Carlton, although surprisingly for all the customization, the bill at the end of the evening was affordable.

We have and own our dream, built by artisans, built with care!"

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~Pam and Forrest F.

We are very happy with the outcome.  Dan and the Ireland May Company were very professional and responsive throughout the project and even months later when we had questions.  We highly recommend Dan and the Ireland May Company for... + Expand

~Meg G. and Charlie C.

We are very happy with the outcome.  Dan and the Ireland May Company were very professional and responsive throughout the project and even months later when we had questions.  We highly recommend Dan and the Ireland May Company for any future house remodeling project.

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~Meg G. and Charlie C.

We had admired Ireland-May homes for several years, especially their attention to detail and the benefit of an "old world" home with modern amenities.  So when it came time for some renovations to our existing home, we asked for their... + Expand

~Jim and Stacey L.

We had admired Ireland-May homes for several years, especially their attention to detail and the benefit of an "old world" home with modern amenities.  So when it came time for some renovations to our existing home, we asked for their services so that we could ensure quality improvements at a fair price.  We are so happy with the services they offered.  It was truly a "turn-key" experience.  We worked with Patty to choose the suppliers based on her years of expertise, and Dan coordinated all of the contractors and made sure the renovations were finished on-time!  In the past, we have handled coordinating contractors, suppliers, plumbers, painters, etc. on our own and it was exhausting.  When we hired Ireland-May, we told them what we wanted to do, listened to their suggestions and different options, and they handled everything else!  

Ireland-May made a potentially frustrating renovation so much easier and so smooth.  We are thrilled with the results.  Can't thank you enough.

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~Jim and Stacey L.

"We are completely satisfied with our house and it is everything we thought it would be and more."

~Dave and Leslie W.

"We have the pleasure of owning an Ireland-May home. Building a new home is always an adventure. Building our new "old" home was an adventure - and fun! Our home turned out to be just what we had hoped, a lovely home that met both criteria, new... + Expand

~Tom and Glenda E.

"We have the pleasure of owning an Ireland-May home. Building a new home is always an adventure. Building our new "old" home was an adventure - and fun! Our home turned out to be just what we had hoped, a lovely home that met both criteria, new and "old". Our experience with Ireland-May has been positive from the very beginning. Their willingness to listen to our concerns and act on them gave us confidence in their dedication to delivering a quality product. Their vision intrigued us - building homes that reflect our past and yet meet the needs of the 21st century. Our location, our home and our neighbors have made this a great place to live."

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~Tom and Glenda E.

I’d bet most builders have ‘attention to detail’ on their web sites. But Ireland May defines attention to detail. They were able to work with us to build on a lot with limitations; the end product blends into the existing... + Expand

~Jim and Liz N.

I’d bet most builders have ‘attention to detail’ on their web sites. But Ireland May defines attention to detail. They were able to work with us to build on a lot with limitations; the end product blends into the existing neighborhood looking as if it has always been there. They really encouraged us to think about how we would live and entertain in the space. We even held one design session in our then-current home so we could think about how we live and how our furnishings would fit in the new home. I think they were as excited about the plan as we were. We use every inch of our home. It exactly matches the way we live. Everyone always comments how much they like it.

Ireland May is very customer focused. All construction processes have their frustrations. They worked with us to smooth out the rough spots in a way that worked for us both. We’ve been in our house for 2 years now. We still call Dan to ask his advice about maintenance items and he stops by periodically to check out something we’ve talked about. I can’t say enough about their willingness to help.

We love our home and had a great experience with Ireland May.

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~Jim and Liz N.

Working with Ireland May was a dream.  The care, attention, and experience Dan, Bob, and Patty provided made it an amazingly comfortable and fun process.   In choosing to build in Montgomery we wanted to make sure that the house blended... + Expand

~Scott and Theresa C.

Working with Ireland May was a dream.  The care, attention, and experience Dan, Bob, and Patty provided made it an amazingly comfortable and fun process.  
In choosing to build in Montgomery we wanted to make sure that the house blended with the neighborhood but provided the internal flow and look that we wanted.  The Ireland May home that we built accomplished both.   The craftsmanship was superior to any previous home we have had, the design work was perfect and we were able to stay on time and on budget thanks to our friends at Ireland May.  
We will always consider our Ireland May home our dream home.  Unfortunately, careers took us away from Montgomery but one thing that will not be left behind is the great memories that we have from working with the May family.  If in the future we ever had the opportunity to custom build again Ireland May will be our first choice.
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~Scott and Theresa C.

We highly recommend Ireland May to build or repair any construction anyone may have. My husband has been in construction for over 40 years and was very impressed with their work and honesty 

~Gene and Linda W.

"Every now and then someone will ask us if we'd change anything about our house.   Our answer is "no." 

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~Kathie and Ken G.

"Every now and then someone will ask us if we'd change anything about our house.   Our answer is "no." 

That's due to Ireland-May's understanding that a house is more than just a building that one occupies.  Ireland-May believes that each home should be the unique embodiment of the people who will be living in it.  As a result, our home is truly a one of a kind custom home that fits us like a glove.

The process began by working with an architect who asked who we were, how we lived, what was important to us and what we wanted.  She had a wonderful sense of style and was willing to go back and re-work things to ensure we got what we wanted.  The final plans were a representation of things we didn't even realize we had expressed but were exactly what we wanted. 

The building experience was everything we hoped it would be - and nothing like the horror stories we'd heard from others who had chosen to build with different contractors.  Patti and Dan worked closely with us throughout the process to ensure that we got what we wanted and that we remained within our budget.  They guided us to the right decisions time after time, and showed great patience in allowing us the time (within reason) and space to make others for they knewwe'd be living with those decisions for a long, long time.

Michael Ruhlman's "House" says better than we could what our wish for our home was as we began the process:

“We wanted the perfect house in which to make the perfect home.  Part of what defines the perfect home is the elegance with which the house contributes to the work of your particular life and spirit, the actions and emotions of each of your days, a structure complex enough in its design and details that it will always engage you while remaining a comfortable, sensible structure that is pleasing to look at and even better to look out from.”

We can't thank Patti and Dan enough for, from the beginning of the process to the end, they helped us achieve the perfect house in which to make our perfect home."

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~Kathie and Ken G.

"In hindsight, it was IML’s helping hand and experience in key design decisions that delivered improvement ideas and brought historical building design and perspectives to nearly every meeting. This hands-on assistance and support in the... + Expand

~Richard and Merrily D.

"In hindsight, it was IML’s helping hand and experience in key design decisions that delivered improvement ideas and brought historical building design and perspectives to nearly every meeting. This hands-on assistance and support in the design stage enabled us to take our new home design from concept to reality and resulted in a home that delivered well above initial expectations."

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~Richard and Merrily D.

After extensive research, we choose Ireland-May to do a major renovation to our home.   We were extremely satisfied with every aspect of their service from the design process to the construction.  

Every phase of the... + Expand

~Paul and Beth G.

After extensive research, we choose Ireland-May to do a major renovation to our home.   We were extremely satisfied with every aspect of their service from the design process to the construction.  

Every phase of the remodel was completed with expert craftsmanship and professionalism. 

We have been so satisfied we plan to use them for future projects.  

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~Paul and Beth G.

"When we moved to Cincinnati, we had our hearts set on another vintage older home we could restore. We have always loved the look and quality of older construction- the elegant exterior presence, the tall ceilings, the oversized crown mouldings,... + Expand

~Rob G.

"When we moved to Cincinnati, we had our hearts set on another vintage older home we could restore. We have always loved the look and quality of older construction- the elegant exterior presence, the tall ceilings, the oversized crown mouldings, baseboards and trim, and a floor plan that makes sense for our family. Instead, we built a new home with Ireland-May, and couldn't be happier with our decision.

From the beginning, Patti, Dan and Bob worked closely with us to custom-fit the basic home design to meet our needs. We were kept closely informed of the progress and were always given the opportunity for additional input at critical points in the process. The work was done professionally and completed right on time.

We continue to be impressed with Ireland-May, their team of craftsmen and the exceptionally high quality of work they completed in our home. We love our house, and wouldn't change a thing about it.

This was a truly enjoyable and rewarding experience."

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~Rob G.

“Ireland May was an absolute pleasure to deal with.  Our project went very smoothly thanks to their knowledge and expertise.  The attention to detail in every aspect of the project was remarkable.  Dan May made it a very... + Expand

~Chris A.

“Ireland May was an absolute pleasure to deal with.  Our project went very smoothly thanks to their knowledge and expertise.  The attention to detail in every aspect of the project was remarkable.  Dan May made it a very enjoyable experience for me and we will certainly continue to use them for future projects.”

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~Chris A.

"Building with Ireland-May Ltd. was the best decision we could have made. Not only were they helpful and kind thru the entire process; they were completely trustworthy! What could be better than that? We love our new home!"

~Jim and Lorraine M.

"I wanted to write and express how much Jill and I enjoyed the experience of working with Ireland May. From drawings to occupancy, the process was collaborative, and professional, with an amazing attention to detail. I must tell you that on more... + Expand

~Jim B.

"I wanted to write and express how much Jill and I enjoyed the experience of working with Ireland May. From drawings to occupancy, the process was collaborative, and professional, with an amazing attention to detail. I must tell you that on more than one occasion I said to Jill "every house building experience after this will not be as good". I said that because every house building experience up to that point was not! In fact, there was many an early morning when I looked around the house and thought; this home is even more than we expected. From built-ins to brick, hardware to hardwood we love our home.

Through your hard work and passion for your craft, you have an amazing opportunity to develop satisfied customers for life. In fact, if you like, please place Jill and I on the top of that list."

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~Jim B.