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"How did we learn about Talbot Builders and Craig Howe?  When we bought our house on Main Street in New London, he came highly recommended by the previous owners.  It turns out that Craig knew our house, inside and out.  For the previous owners, he and his team completely expanded the kitchen, added a stunning sun room, and remodeled the master bedroom and bath. These additions were a principal reason we bought the house because his work spoke quality, from detailed moldings to intricate built-in cabinetry. 


He has the best subcontractors in the area who work under his direction for plumbing and electrical installations or upgrades.  He is thoughtful in solving problems of older homes.  It made perfect sense to continue improving the house with Craig's expertise.  We retained him to demo a room in the basement that suffered from mold and dampness. He rebuilt it with new windows, floor to ceiling built-in bookcases, and an entertainment system, which exceeded our already high expectations in both design and quality of construction.  Subsequently, Craig oversaw the installation of insulation in the attic roof.  He is a take-charge builder who prides himself on consumer service and competing the work in a timely fashion.  He returns emails promptly and always kept us fully informed about the projects as they progressed.  We recommend him without question, but at our peril because he has ample work and we hope he will have still have time for more of our "projects."

- JF & EB, New London, NH,

“We have worked with many builders and contractors for over 25 years. Talbot Builders is a star company combining quality, efficiency, design with practical budgets. Since working with Craig and his team over the years, and living with the products he has built, when we have additional projects we do not him send them out to bid. We just call Talbot Builders.”

- EB, Sunapee, NH,

"Talbot Builders has done a number of projects for us, and each one has been impeccably done. Craig Howe and his crew have totally renovated a kitchen and mudroom, a master bathroom, built a four season room and have built custom bookshelves for our living room.


They have done a number of other improvement projects for us, as well.  Craig's ability to use his technical engineering background, paired with his artistic eye, has meant that most of his work has been able to be done without major plans from an architect. Most of his subcontractors have been working for him for a long time, and their work is of the highest quality. We can not recommend Talbot Builders more highly. They are tidy workers and perfectionists, who take the ultimate pride in producing a top notch end result. They were a pleasure to work with and to have around our home."

- TH & BH, New London, NH,

"The site for our new home presented unique challenges in the design. Being on the shores of Lake Sunapee, knowledge of the town's and state's requirements was critical. Craig Howe provided exceptional guidance and vision in the design process. During the construction process, his regular communication and accessibility were very comforting. The construction team and project manager were very professional and courteous. It was a wonderful process from beginning to end."

RC & OW, Newbury, New Hampshire

"With our large family we needed a major renovation on our antique home. Craig's knowledge and love of architectural features brought to life a beautiful design that modernized our home yet kept it's 1800's charm. We couldn't be happier and would highly recommend Talbot Builders."

JK, New London, New Hampshire

"Our experience with the team at Talbot Builders and Craig Howe was extraordinary. We are truly living in our dream home. Our long lists of wants and needs were delightfully and creatively woven into our design. Thank your Talbot!"

TL & GL, Sunapee, New Hampshire

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