My wife and I have lived in our historic home in Kennett Square Borough for 12+ years. Since we purchased our ‘forever home’, we had always envisioned and dreamed of our eventual renovations knowing that the scope was a huge project. Having no knowledge of how to start, we interviewed several builders. Brian’s confidence, experience and knowledge immediately set us at ease knowing that we were in the best hands. He guided us through every step of the process and he and his crew have exceeded our every expectation. Their attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, and ability to get a job of this size done on schedule and on budget was very impressive. He and team are so friendly, patient and professional; from cleaning up the site each day at the end of their work, to fully engaging and answering any questions that we had, they went above and beyond to ensure that this was an amazing experience. We are extremely happy with Distinctive Homes and are happy to endorse them to anyone!
Distinctive Homes came highly recommended and they far exceeded our lofty expectations. As an owner of a historic home, projects often bring unexpected situations. Brian was very hands on in helping us evaluate the project and quickly resolve anything we came across, but what we found invaluable was his expertise and ideas to get the finished product we desired. From beginning to end, each crew member and all parties they included to get us to the finish line .. all were first class and very easy to work with.
I have been working with Distinctive Homes and Brian Harlan since I started buying and renovating properties in 2013. Brian and his team of professionals are some of the best tradesmen I have worked with since I first started buying and investing in real estate. Brian’s honesty, integrity, and professionalism set him apart from many others in the building industry. His team has helped me design, demolish, and rebuild numerous properties in the Kennett area. From designing and building a house from scratch to gutting and renovating an entire house to fixing a porch, Brain and his team have been a pleasure to work with. He has helped reclaim some of the finest historic homes and buildings in Kennett Square and has built several new ones as well. Please don’t ever hesitate to use me as a reference.
Our experience with Professional Real Estate Advisors and Distinctive Homes was awesome. We were trying to make a "love it or list it" decision, which included a stucco remediation. We loved being able to one-stop shop and when we had questions about selling our home, buying another or remodeling the whole thing, we know that PREA and Distinctive Homes had the expertise to give us consultative advise that we could trust...There's no company better and more responsive...
“I started working with Professional Real Estate Advisors to prepare my home for sale. I met with Distinctive and we spoke about the benefits of converting my failed stucco system with a new Hardie siding prior to close. Brian Harlan explained how the stucco replacement and some other minor cosmetic repairs would get me the best return on the sale of my home. Brian and his crew worked quickly and efficiently on our home from start to finish while keeping us informed during the entire process. The crew was clean and neat and very respectful of our property. Once the home was ready, I hired the team to sell my home an also find me a new home. The process was smooth, as Rory Burkhart, another PREA team member, also found the buyer for my present home. We were able to remediate, sell and buy with Professional Real Estate Advisors all during the winter market. It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend the firm to anyone who asks. It was a job well done.”