Frequently Asked Questions

We at A. Richard Aitken, Jr., Builder-Contractor, strive to make it as easy as possible for customers to get the answers they need. Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, feel free to call either of our offices, or send us an email; we will be happy to help. Click here to view our contact information.

Do you only build new homes and perform large renovations?

No! We are not only custom home builders…we maintain them too! No job is too large or too small. We perform all phases of construction, renovation, additions, and home maintenance, from building a new home, to raking seaweed off of your beach! See our “Service” page for many more ideas on what we can do for you!

Do you charge for estimates?

We do NOT charge for estimates!

Do I need to have an architect draw up plans before I call you?

Absolutely not! We offer exceptional custom interior and exterior designs for your dream home and have the ability to draw up plans for smaller projects here in our own offices. In addition, we work with area architects to customize your plans for any project large or small!

Do you only work on Long Beach Island, NJ?

The majority of our construction work is here on Long Beach Island; however, if you require our experience and expertise in your town, call us to see what we can do for you!

What is your turnaround time for a Service call?

Here at A. Richard Aitken, Jr., Builder-Contractor, LLC, emergencies are same day and non emergencies are same day / next day service.

Do you sub out all of your work?

No! We have skilled craftsmen trained to perform premium carpentry work. Our primary focus is to maintain and present a high level of quality using our carpenters, which is why most work is done in house. We use only the area’s best quality licensed contractors for some of the work, such as electric and plumbing.

I cannot be in the area when I need my work done, is that a problem?

Not at all! In fact, we hold keys to more than 600 homes on Long Beach Island! All of our team members go through background checks, and are responsible and trustworthy to work in our numerous customers’ homes. Your home is secure with us!

Are you open year round, or only seasonally?

We are a year round, fully-staffed office employing more than 50 people. Our fleet is working in the field though all the seasons to service all of our customers – from storm checks and house checks, to leak repairs, and beyond!

Is there any work you don’t do?

No!! We are here for all your shore home needs!

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