We began working with Chris Derrickson in late 2012/early 2013. After 12 years of renting our 4 bedroom/2 bath condo in Ocean City during the summers, we were ready to enjoy the house ourselves, and move forward with improvements and upgrades that were not practical to do while the house was rented. Chris came along at just the right time!
Over the next three years, Surfside Construction handled many renovation projects for us including , but not limited to, updating the fireplace/entertainment center and kitchen island and full renovations of both bathrooms. When our upstairs neighbor's hot water leaked into our unit, Chris was there to repair the water damage that was caused. While we were at our primary home in PA, Chris and his team had full access to our home to complete any necessary work. Security and cleanliness were never a problem for us to worry about.
Fast forward to the summer of 2015...although we weren't actively looking, a 30 year old single family home with a pool in the Gardens "found" us, and we decided to sell our condo and purchase our current home, with a goal of retiring year-round to Ocean City. The home had been maintained, but never updated, since it was built in the late 80's. Needless to say, there was a lot of work needed to turn the house into the home we wanted (so much work that we considered tearing it down, before deciding to move ahead with a full house renovation.)
We never considered any contractor or firm other than Chris and Surfside. Having worked with them at our previous home, we were confident that they could handle the work in a cost-efficient, timely, and trustworthy manner. Because our plans included removing and adding walls, Chris recommended an architect, and handled the permits necessary for the scope of work we proposed, which included a new kitchen, 3 new baths, complete repainting, replacement of molding and flooring, electrical updates, and much more both inside and outside our home.
It would have been impossible to manage a project of this magnitude on our own, hiring our own specialty contractors, especially while still living in PA. Surfside's relationship with the best subcontractors in the area was invaluable. This was a renovation that required coordinated "project management" to complete successfully.
Over the course of about 7 months, Surfside was at our house almost daily, working on our renovation. Because we trust Chris and his crew, we are never in doubt that things will be done the right way, that no corners will be cut, and that we will not be overcharged. We are extremely happy with all the work that has been done at our future "forever home", and we have received countless compliments from friends and family on the quality of work.
It has been gratifying to see how Surfside Construction has grown since its founding just a few years ago. While their signs can be seen all over the island, we are grateful that Chris remains loyal to his original customers and the firm has not gotten "too big" to be willing to take on smaller renovations for those customers. We wish them much success in the future, and have no doubt that it will be achieved, because they have earned a good reputation by providing excellent service to satisfied customers like us!
- Kathy D. Ocean City, NJ
We worked with Chris in 2010 and 2011. He was responsible for clearing our lot and building our house from start to finish. He managed all aspects of the build, including the coordination of all sub-contractors. Our house was completed on budget and on time.
Having never built a house from the ground up, Chris provided experienced insight and suggestions to us, along the way. His responses were always timely, and we could easily reach him quickly, throughout the entire project and after. He was upfront about any necessary changes, costs and time- frames.
Chris possess an exemplary work ethic. He has excellent follow up skills and pays great attention to detail. He is reliable and trust worthy. We would highly recommend Chris for any construction projects.
- Steve and Kathy Q, Ocean City, NJ
I highly recommend SurfSide Construction Company. I own a beach house in Ventnor, NJ that was hit by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. It was a horrible process waiting for the insurance to pay out so that we could proceed with the renovations. Chris made things very easy for me getting the work done promptly for every inspection and request made by the mortgage company. He does excellent work and is so efficient and reliable! I would definitely use them again in the future!
- Lynn, Ventnor, NJ
We are thrilled with our home and the experience with Surfside Construction. Immediately upon meeting Chris, his commitment to excellence and attention to detail were apparent. He was a great partner throughout the process which led to a smooth relationship and outstanding product. Our house is a gorgeous oasis that reflects our personality. It is a unique blend of traditional custom elements, modern convenience and a sun-drenched beach cottage. Not to mention outstanding quality. It is exactly what we envisioned. Thank you Chris and Surfside!
- Sean & Melissa B. Ocean City, NJ
Our home was completed this past spring of 2016, very significantly, the ultimate outcome is one of not only a comfortable house to us, but a home that we simply love and will treasure for the many years and decades to come; as we will pass it down to the next generations.
- Francis C, Ocean City, NJ
Ann and I are ecstatic about our purchase; we couldn't be happier!
- Ronald & Ann Marie T, Ocean City, NJ
Mick and Chris were fantastic to work with! We love our new home in Ocean City! Mick and Chris were very responsive all throughout the way in the selection process and in the finishing process. The workmanship in the final product is fantastic. We are very happy with our purchase and highly recommend them.
- Carl & Michele E, Ocean Çity, NJ
The attention to detail and high-quality craftsmanship are just a few of the reasons I purchased my new home from Surfside Construction. Mick and his team went above-and-beyond to ensure my questions were answered, issues were addressed and my customizations were accommodated. We love our new home from Surfside and I highly recommend them!
- Jennifer L, Ocean City, NJ
We recently had the pleasure of moving in to our new Ocean City home. We were very pleased with Duncan Homes and Surfside Construction. The entire process was handled very professionally. They guided us from demolition through the entire building of our new home. One of the things that attracted us to Duncan Homes was the high quality of construction and the communication throughout the entire process. Many of the quality aspects of our home would have been considered upgrades with other builders but are standard with Duncan Homes. We appreciated the fact that the project stayed on schedule, timelines were realistic, established and achieved. We would highly recommend Duncan Homes and Surfside Construction to anyone considering in building a new home.
- Steve & Vicki K, Ocean City, NJ