What clients have to say about Robert Havas:
July 24th, 2009
I was the architect and Robert Havas was the finish carpenter for the extensive interior remodel of the First Christian Church of Christ, Scientist. Robert was, in my mind, the key to its successful implementation. This project required an extraordinary level of care and craftsmanship in making the new components that were set within the context of the existing building. The free standing screens designed to form the sides and the end of the auditorium were classically inspired but modern in design. They were complex undertakings requiring considerable construction and management skill. The purposefully minimal detailing required greater accuracy and care of assembly than more conventional construction. Robert made them with a phenomenal level of craftsmanship that you rarely encounter in buildings today but sometimes find in well made boats.
During the construction period I found that Robert’s insights and cooperative spirit made him a valuable contributor to our project. From beginning to the end he was highly professional, extremely competent, and committed to producing the best work possible. The problematic issues that inevitably arise in the building process of a complicated project were identified early, thoughtfully considered, and skillfully solved. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him.
Robert is a man of principle and integrity who understands the nature of wood and whose phenomenal skills helped us achieve a work of timeless beauty. I am deeply indebted to this special person whose understanding and skill made our project art. It is a great pleasure to recommend him.
June 1, 2009
Robert Havas is the finest finish carpenter I have ever met. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence is unsurpassed. The words I have heard from other finish carpenters upon seeing the work Robert did in our church are impeccable and exquisite. These words are from other craftsman mind you.
Page Remodeling and Construction
May 4, 2009
Working with Robert on our church remodel was a true pleasure. Robert is a real craftsman who understands the life and dynamics of the wood he works with. Each detail of our complex project was carefully thought through, not only in terms of how the finest of the details fit together, but also how the grain of the wood complimented the overall finished product. He routinely analyzed how the architect envisioned the project and often provided better alternatives to construction and design that the architect and contractor found acceptable. Most importantly his execution of the finish work was superb. I have yet to see finish work equal to Robert’s in our church remodel.
Aside from the superb conceptual and technical quality of Robert’s work, he is a true gentleman. Robert always listened to all perspectives being brought to the project and contributed to the discussion in a professional, friendly, and thoughtful way. He was a pleasure to work with and be around. I cannot overstate Robert’s professionalism, the artistic and detailed quality of his work and his understanding of wood and its uses in bringing beauty and warmth to a building interior.
Without reservation I can recommend Robert Havas as a finish carpenter and design consultant on any project involving the uses of wood.
Remodel Project Manager
First Church of Christ, Scientist