American Building and Design


What people
are saying.

Three Season Porch

"We hired George to construct a three season porch off the back of our home. He was very detailed in his proposal to us as far as materials to be used and how he would construct it. I also contacted several of his references and all gave him high praise. We did make some changes along the way and he was very flexible with the changes. In the end, we have a beautiful space that we will enjoy just about everyday! George's impeccable workmanship and attention to every detail was just wonderful and it helped make this room extraordinary. The addition looks like it has always been part of our home. I would also add that the project was started on time, finished on time, and the sub-contractors he hired were also great. We would certainly hire George again for additional work"

Rolinsford, NH
Home Addition - Deck

"Pride in craftsmanship! George and his team took only four days to completely renovate and expand our old deck, and our expectations were exceeded in every regard. The guys were on site on time every morning, and they worked through uncooperative weather (temps in the 90s, then rain) and found creative ways to turn lumberyard disappointments into added value for us (design improvements to compensate for less-than-perfect lengths of board). They were also interested in, and responsive to, our questions and ideas. The finished product is stronger and even more beautiful than we had imagined it would be. We can't say enough about how great this experience was, and we look forward to working with George Trojan again"

Dover, NH
Bathroom Remodel

"We found American Building & Design in the yellow pages. When we met George Trojan we knew immediately that he was the one for our daughter's handicap bathroom. George was so energetic, positive, professional, and skilled. Nothing seemed out of his reach. He always did what he said and more. We highly recommend American Building & Design for any remodel or build."

Doug and Kristen Krauss
Newmarket, NH
Third Floor Renovation

"George's work is of the highest quality. Bringing both top notch carpentry skills and good general business practices to the job from start to finish. He is a highly organized individual who has an attention for detail. Every night the sight and his job trailer were cleaned and organized. Sensitive to time he showed up at 7 and left at 5 or later. Not once did he say to us, I'll be at another job for a few days. I recommend him to everyone looking for a great contractor"

Nottingham, NH
Various Interior and Exterior Projects

"American Building and Design has done several projects at our home over the last five years. From roof replacement to custom desk design and construction George has always done outstanding work. I wouldn't have anyone else work on my home, and I would highly recommend him."

Dover, NH
Second Floor Renovation

"We used American Building and Design back in 2004 to bump out the 2nd floor of our small cape. George was great to deal with from beginning to end. His expertise in a number of different areas was quite impressive. Not only did he stick to his cost and timeline, he did a fantastic job on the walls, moulding, trim, tiling in the shower and the beadboard. We have recommended him highly to a number of people and will continue to do so. You will be 100% happy with the entire process and finished product when you choose American Building and Design!"

Portsmouth, NH
Exterior Addition - Deck & Pergola

"George was wonderful to work with. He called us and met with us when he said he would and was always prompt when returning our calls or emails. He really listened to what we wanted, and when certain plans fell through (due to the grade of the land) he came up with great ideas that we could do instead. He always ran everything by us and made sure he was doing what we wanted as the project progressed. He was here first thing in the morning and worked all day through, every day until the project was complete. He takes great pride in his work and it shows. We are so pleased with the end result and everyone who has seen it is very impressed. George really thinks about the little things and that makes all the difference. We are definitely going to use him again when we put wood treads on our stairs indoors. I would highly recommend him."

Rochester, NH
Interior Renovation & Remodel

"We hired American Building & Design to transform an attached garage into a family room and also remodel the kitchen. The family room consisted of building a concrete form then building a wall to close in the garage door. He installed a picture window along with 3 other windows. He created a 4 foot opening into the kitchen then installed a subfloor that matched up with the existing floor. He did all the sheet rock, trim work and also built a fireplace mantle and surround for the gas stove we purchased. In the kitchen he built a 6 foot island and installed all new cabinets and crown molding. George was doing such a great job I added to the project and had him install hardwood flooring in all the rooms. This was a challenge as 1/2 the flooring was over concrete and required being glued, George did a great job with this. George finished the project on time and it looks great, I plan to use him again for future projects I have planned. So if you are looking for someone that is easy to work with, does great work at a reasonable price, finishes on time and neat, then call George, you won't be disappointed. One last note, on my recommendation my twin brother just hired him to install 22 windows and trim and was also very happy with the work. If you are looking for someone that is easy to work with, does great work at a reasonable price, finishes on time and neat, then call George, you won't be disappointed."

Merrimack, MA
Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodels, and Window System

"George Trojan is a real find. He does great work. No one is a tougher customer than me and he is on my short list of talented craftsmen. George remodeled our kitchen on a budget and it looks like we spared no expense. Moreover it is what I always require and he delivers, perfect."

Joe & Jeanne
Exeter, NH
Home Addition - Deck

"George built a beautiful deck for us. We had someone else draw up a plan for us first, but weren't happy with it. I found George by searching online and saw his work. He came by the house and really listened to what we wanted. He came back with a simple, yet innovative design and executed it beautifully and in a timely way. We plan on calling George whenever we decide to make another improvement or repair to the house."

Lee, NH
General Carpentry, Roof System, Window System

"American Building and Design has done a number of projects around our condominiums. They recently completed putting a new roof on our carriage house and installing new windows in my condo unit. I find George to be reliable, easy to work with and fair with his pricing. He does excellent work and pays specific attention to detail. I would highly recommend him and his company. "

Lexington, NH
Home Addition - Deck

"We hired American Builders to design and build a four-season sunroom addition to our home. George spent a great deal of time ensuring that we were satisfied with his proposal, clearly understood the scope of work and, most importantly, had a design that met our needs. He delivered in a big way! My wife and I are extremely pleased with the quality of the work that American Builders provided. George Trojan is a honest man and a hard worker. He and his team meticulously worked on our addition and completed it to the exact specifications that he had designed. We were never in doubt that George and his team would show up for work. They were at the job site each day and on time. Our addition is now three years old and, to this day, whenever we have new guests over to our home, they comment on the beautiful construction and high quality of the room that George built. I give American Builders, and George Trojan, my highest recommendation for his work. "

Durham, NH
This Old House

"What our guests notice is how great the renovation looks, especially the trim work; what we know is how solid the construction is and how easy it was to work with American Building & Design. George worked with us on a great design, kept us informed regularly of the job's progress, discussed with us then solved the unexpected problems that inevitably come up when renovating old homes, and stayed on the job five days a week until it was finished. He handles the job professionally and expects the same of his workers. I've recommended him to friends and will use American Building & Design again."

Dover, NH
Excellent Quality, Service and Value!

"I cannot convey how pleased I was with the job that American Building & Design did on my large condo remodel. I hired other subs for plumbing, electrical, etc., and no one else even came close to satisfying me. The owner, George worked the job himself and his attention to detail was evident from the first day. He genuinely cares about the customer and his workmanship is outstanding. His crew laid a solid maple floor in a very challenging layout that required numerous custom cuts and problem solving ability. The company also installed my cabinets, which came out beautifully and took on lots of other general construction projects. The company owner did what he said what he was going to do, when he said he would do it and he stayed below my strict budget. I am very happy to recommend this company; I just wish there were more out there like it!"

Boston, MA
Window Installation

"George Trojan did an excellent job replacing my windows with new construction Harvey windows. George was very detailed stay late and did the quality job he said he would. I would recommend American Building & Design to anyone and plan to use them in the future."

Pelham, MA
Victorian Farmhouse Dover

"Five-star Cinderella Kitchen Remodel Plus I have a lovely gourmet kitchen, guest bathroom and laundry room thanks to the guidance and excellent workmanship of George Trojan of American Building and Design. The main project that George did for us was a large scale, custom-built kitchen with extensive remodel to our 1870 Victorian house. The project was vast in size and included a degree of alteration to every room on the first floor, including basement, and the staircases. The original space was a mess. There were numerous structural. electrical, mechanical, ventilation, wood rot, and significant settlement issues that George was able to resolve. The floors sloped so badly that they were trip hazards. George removed the old wood planks, evened out the floor, which was no easy task, and installed a stunning hardwood floor. He also custom-built the numerous cabinets we wanted. He is a master carpenter, and we get lots of wows from our friends and visitors when they see his workmanship. The kitchen was enlarged by incorporating a full-size bathroom, and another small room into the space. George relocated and created a guest bathroom and laundry room on the first floor and renovated the dining area. Not only are the kitchen and dining areas expansive, but there are quality details throughout the remodel as reflected in the door/window casings, baseboard, crown, custom cabinetry, and hardwood flooring. We were fortunate that George, in addition to being a skilled craftsman, had an architect's eye and remarkable design esthetic for space and functionality. He supplied architectural drawings which allowed us to develop a design that was cohesive and met our needs while maintaining the home's vintage charm. A project of this scope, in an old fixer-upper, that included five staircases, bathroom remodel, laundry room, kitchen remodel, and dining room renovation was bound to have challenges and take time. George moved parts of the original kitchen into the dining room area giving us a fully functional kitchen for the duration of the project. There were no roadblocks that he was unable to overcome. George did almost the entire project himself other than electrical and mechanical. He was reliable, and generally showed up at 7:00 a.m., and often worked until 7:00 p.m. later. We spent a lot of time with George during the project, so it was great that he is such an easy-going, congenial guy. While it was a long process, it was well worth it, and we would do it all over again with George, and we recommend him without reservation. It has been three years since the renovation, and we are pleased with the longevity of the workmanship. We are still smiling when we walk into and cook in our lovely kitchen."

Dover, NH
Kitchen Remodel

"George's attention to detail and fine craftsmanship resulted in a great looking kitchen. After deciding to remodel our kitchen, we talked and got estimates from a number of contractors and decided to hire George Trojan Jr with American Building & Design. George gave us his estimate on cost, time when he could begin, and the time it would take to complete. He also promised that he would focus exclusively on our remodeling until it was complete. George proved to be a man of his word; he completed the work as he had projected. We would re-hire George in a heartbeat."

Joanne & Carmello
Durham, NH
New Construction Window System

"American Building & Design did an excellent job replacing my windows with new construction Harvey windows. George was very detailed stay late and did the quality job he said he would. I would recommend American Building & Design to anyone and plan to use them in the future. "

Pelham, NH
Addition/Exterior Renovation

"George was thorough, professional and very willing to offer suggestions and listen to my input. Quality of work is excellent. Strikes one as more a craftsman than a typical contractor. "

Portsmouth, NH
Built-in Cabinets/Screen Porch

"As usual we are completely satisfied with the quality of workmanship we have come to expect from American Building & Design, and George Trojan. "

Lee, NH
Kitchen Remodel/Addition & A Barn

"George completed two major projects for us in 2011.The first project was a kitchen remodel that incorporated a seasonal porch on a 150 year old home and the second was the salvage of a partially built barn on a remote island in Casco Bay. Each project presented itself with a unique set of issues and both times we were left thinking how fortunate we were to have had George doing the work. The kitchen remodeling project presented the usual troubles you'd expect to encounter with a 19th century home. George maintained the structural integrity of the house as he expanded onto the porch, and displayed an extremely high quality of finished carpentry skills. He melded the old construction with the new allowing us to expand and update the kitchen while maintaining the flow of the remaining rooms in the house. Equally as important, he was cognizant of minimizing our loss of kitchen facilities and delaying our exposure to the early spring weather. The second project involved salvaging a partially built barn that had started to deteriorate. The most impressive aspect of this project was George's organizational skills and his ability to coordinate a work force and deliver supplies to an island with limited transportation and resources. George's work ethic, skill and ability to handle problems as they arose were consistent throughout both projects. We look forward to working with him again when the need arises. "

Jay & Joan
Dover, NH
Home Addition - Deck

"I would give George a resounding 5 and I would definitely recommend him. He did a ton of work at our home (built a new addition, built a new deck, painted the entire exterior, replaced the front entrance, sealed the basement, installed a bulkhead door, built a kitchen bar, etc) and every project exceeded our expectations. His trim work is about the best I have ever seen. He is also professional and was conscientious about working around our schedules to minimize the disruption of our house while the projects were being completed."

Stratham, NH
Interior Renovation - Cabinets

"I had George build an entertainment addition to my built in book cases and I have to say that he did a fantastic job. George showed up on time and on budget for the project. My wife and I could not be happier with the work George did and I would use and recommend him for any future projects on our house. There were several occasions where George made great suggestions about the design and then stayed late to implement them. Of all the contractors I have worked with in Dover, George is by far the best."

Dover, NH
Custom Cabinetry & Exterior Doors

"George is one of the finest contractors I have had the pleasure to work with. My wife found his website and was amazed by his custom stairs and other projects. We initially brought him on board for a custom mud room wardrobe built-in for an older house we purchased. After seeing how well this job was going, we added some extensive repair work to exterior doors. The previous owners of the house had not flashed and water-proofed correctly which resulted in rot to some of the structural wood. George was able to assess and repair the damage. He explains every step of the way, is responsive, communicative, and highly competent. He is excellent at fine finish carpentry work, as well as large home improvement projects."

Bedford, NH
Renovation Design

"We hired George to design the interior floor plan and exterior design of our major remodel and addition to our house. I gave him a brief of what we were looking for and was blown away at how he interpreted our needs and wants and pulled it all together into a comprehensive plan. His attention to detail far exceeded our expectation, from details like molding to creative solutions for access to the second floor (a new staircase in a spot we had never considered - but works perfectly). He is got a great attitude, knows construction inside and out and was great to communicate with. I highly recommend George."

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA