What people in Lancaster, Dauphin, York and Lebanon counties are saying about Somrok Builders


We are thrilled with our new addition. The 1,000 square foot addition and 400 square foot renovation project that Stephen Black Builders managed was finished on time and on budget. Every one of the subcontractors was extremely polite, easy to work with and professional. The quality of the finished product is wonderful.

- George & Lesley Finney, Lancaster, PA

When Michael and I decided to remodel our home, we knew we wanted to work with someone who had a good reputation. Our experience with Stephen Black Builders proved that we made the right choice for our extensive remodel. From start to finish, everyone at Stephen Black was professional and offered service above and beyond what was expected.

Our remodeling project involved virtually every area of our home - from finishing the basement to refinishing the kitchen, from creating Jack and Jill bathrooms for the kids to creating an entire master suite for us. Stephen Black's team of professionals offered us creative design input, all the while ensuring that our ideas were functional for our family of six. The layout and design work with our everyday lives because their team took the time to listen to our ideas, and then used their experience to provide us with both function and beauty in the end product.

Work was completed according to schedule and there was constant communication to assure us that the project was moving as planned. Whenever we had any questions or concerns during the construction process, an answer was provided quickly and reassurance was given that we had made the right choice for our renovation.

Thanks, Stephen Black Builders. We love our "new" home!

- Michael and Krista Marino

In early 1998, we began looking for a new home. Our search took us to several new homes. One of the homes was built by Stephen Black Builders. Although the home was beautiful, there was some missing features such as a third garage. Steve suggested that we consider the site several doors away that he had just begun to construct. This would give us the option to make changes and add another garage. Since we had never "built" a home before, this was an exciting but daunting process. But Steve and his staff were so easy to talk to and work with that we felt it was the right thing to do. We were so right!

The entire process was organized and easy to participate in. We made our choices in the order and time frame Steve recommended and the project was completed flawlessly. We also knew that we would make future additions and changes to our home over time. The first project was the conversion of the basement to a family/entertainment room with a full bath and kitchenette. Several years later, we expanded the second floor master bathroom to include a dressing area/closet with additional garden storage on the lower level. The end result was a customized home that meets all our needs. Our working relationship with Stephen Black Builders was so strong that we did not even consider other builders for the additional projects. Steve, Erik, Debbie, Gloria, as well as the rest of the staff and subcontractors who worked with us to build our home are always cordial and have made our construction experiences painless. We encourage others who are looking for great service to choose Stephan Black Builders.

- Deb & King Knox

Ever since I toured a home in the Parade of Homes that Stephen Black built years ago, I wanted them to build my future home. Well, it didn't happen that way, but we did commission Stephen Black to finish our basement and 2 years later to add an addition on to our house. From the very first meeting, we felt as though our "job" was as important as any other job they were working on. Meetings were set up quickly and plans presented as soon as they were developed. Building started as scheduled and we were kept abreast of all details. Subcontractors were courteous and prompt. Their work was excellent. If something was done differently than we expected, it was quickly addressed and corrected. We were never made to feel as though it was an inconvenience to do things again. Stephen Black wanted it done the way we wanted it.

Our basement went so well and is better than we expected, we asked them to come back to tackle our hopes of adding on additional living space. Once again, all of our expectations were met. The addition is beautiful.

Stephen Black was there before, during, and even after the construction was complete. If issues arose or concerns developed, our phone calls were quickly returned and issued addressed.

We would recommend Stephen Black for new construction or remodeling in a heart beat. Friends and family have heard us say this and are using them for their remodeling needs as well. We plan on having them back in the future for remodeling of our Master Bath.

If anyone would like to see our basement or addition, or even talk to us directly, feel free to have them give a call. We would be happy to have them see our beautiful home.

- Beverly and Daron Riley

We would recommend Stephen Black to anyone considering building a new home or renovating or adding an addition to their existing home. Stephen Black's employees and subcontractors were considerate, did excellent work, and were thoroughly professional in every way. His subcontractors and design architects assisted us in designing our new kitchen addition and the renovation of the space occupied by our old kitchen. In addition, they referred us to vendors who helped us with the selection of the countertop, flooring and fixtures such as stove top, ovens, microwave and refrigerator. We are very happy with our new addition and with Stephen Black.

- Wesley R. Kelso

Our house presented some serious problems for the builder. We were located on a very serious slope on the side of Blue Mountain, as well as the fact that we had a major mountain stream running through the center of our property. Steve Black and his team did a great job with the design and engineering of the entire project. The mountain was constantly presenting us problems, but Steve's people handled each one of them perfectly.

The quality and workmanship in the entire house is excellent. We would highly recommend Stephen Black Builders Inc to anyone. We would be happy to answer any questions that anyone would have relative to their work.

- Cal & Lill Hartman

I write to say that purchasing my new home from you was one of the best decisions of my life. It was a Five Gold Medal Parade of Homes winner and well deserved. I commend you for your dedication to employing excellent company personnel and subcontractors. All members of your team were always courteous, prompt, skilled, and professional.

Furthermore, even though I purchased my home over three years ago, your customer service continues to be outstanding. I would certainly recommend you to anyone contemplating renovations to a property or purchasing a new home. With Stephen Black Builders, as the builder, one can be assured of quality and customer satisfaction.

- Thaddeus Sampson

One need only see the before and after renovation photos to appreciate the metamorphosis that took place. The workmanship is excellent, the house doubled in value and the project was done on time.

- Frank and Debra Vendetti