Clients Testimonials

Outer Banks Cottage Renovation Inc. has clients that shared their satisfaction with us through testimonials.

Tom and his team have handled several projects for us, the latest and largest of which is a kitchen/dining room expansion and renovation at our beach house on the Outer Banks of NC. We could not be happier with the excellent quality of work, the keen attention to detail, and the high level of communication Tom provided to us throughout the entire process. Tom brought forth great ideas as we moved through the process, which has resulted in an amazing evolution of our kitchen and living space into an experience that delights us each time we visit.

We are absolutely thrilled with the work, and can heartily recommend Outer Banks Cottage Renovations to anyone interested in renovations, from smaller projects to large.


Susan Stewart-Kelley



Our oceanfront property on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is subject to considerable wear and tear from the elements and can also be at risk from severe storms and hurricanes. Tom has worked with us for several years on both planned improvements to our outside decking and railings, as well as on repairing damage in “crisis” situations. Not only is his work first-rate and reasonable, but we have found him to reliable, responsive and honest — very important factors when dealing with projects from long distance.

Everyone we have shown his work to has been very impressed and we do not hesitate to recommend him. We are very glad we found Tom and Outer Banks Cottage Renovations, Inc. both for the quality of the work and the peace of mind it provides.


Joe & Pat Mianowany, Arlington, VA



We purchased this townhouse and wanted a fairly extensive renovation done, including expanding the 2 front bedrooms, building a whole new upper deck and removing the lower deck, building a ground floor entry room, renovating 2 bathrooms and enlarging one of those, adding an outdoor (enclosed) shower, new roof, new tankless propane water heater, replacing all floors with luxury vinyl tile, replacing all front windows and slider on the deck, removing all wood paneling throughout as well as all popcorn ceiling, replacing all doors, repainting entire interior and front exterior of house.

Tom Stalheber is our builder and is president of OBCR. He is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of planning and completing an extensive renovation as ours was. We have been so impressed that we’re proceeding with another addition on the upper floor extending and completely renovating the kitchen and eating area. Tom and OBCR will be doing the work, as we wouldn’t consider anyone else. That’s a strong a recommendation as I can give.


Barklie Zimmerman



My wife and I finally decided it was time to replace our old acrylic tub/shower with a walk in tiled shower. I contacted multiple local contractors and Tom was quick to get back with me to set up a visit to our home.

Tom listened carefully to what we had in mind and made suggestions based off of previous experience. Tom sent me a reasonable quote for the job a few days later. Based on Tom’s knowledge and the reasonable price we selected Tom for our job.

Tom directed us to local businesses to pick out our tile and bathroom fixtures. He also provided a timeline of what we could expect. When the job started Tom contacted me on a daily basis to tell me what to expect that day. We appreciated that since we were living in the house at the same time as the renovation and also have a small dog in the house.

Tom’s team made sure during the entire process that the areas of our house were kept clean. Anyone who works with subcontractors knows how difficult it is to get people to the job on time and make sure they do a good job. Tom did a great job of this.

The project stayed on the exact time table that Tom had given us. We are extremely pleased with our new walk in shower.


Vance Collins


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