Testimonials

Jeff and Judy Kane - Falmouth, ME

Rainbow Construction first built our home 15 years ago (after making it through our very intensive interview process) and we have loved the quality of the craftsmanship as well as the quality of the craftsmen themselves ever since. We have had Craig do several projects on to our house, including an intricate addition of an enclosed wood-fired oven that attached to our home structure and an adjoining gazebo.
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I would say that Jeff and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Craig Cooper and his fine crew at Rainbow Construction.  He built our home 15 years ago (after making it through our very intensive interview process) and we have loved the quality of the craftsmanship as well as the quality of the craftsmen themselves ever since.  Each fellow is a master at his trade.  They are polite, punctual, do outstanding work, and always clean up after themselves.  They are real problem-solvers coming up with solutions that always work.   We have had Craig do several projects on to our house, including an intricate addition of an enclosed wood-fired oven that attached to our home structure and an adjoining gazebo.  You’d never know that the new room wasn’t built from the ground up at the beginning of construction.

Craig and his team take extra care to make sure all of the small details are just perfect, so the job is always completed exactly as you want it.  He is also very creative when it comes to taking a different approach to a challenge or solving a problem.  His years of experience as a contractor give him a great scope and set of resources which he can draw upon.  We are about ready to undertake the addition of an outdoor kitchen complete with fire pit, and as usual Craig is enthusiastic and an important contributing member of the planning team to make sure we get a great result.

We have been so pleased with Craig and Rainbow Construction that we have had them basically re-do our summer home on a nearby lake in Maine, which requires regular maintenance.  Craig’s limitless knowledge of every aspect of building from sub-excavation to the rooftop and everything else in between has fixed issues at the lake house that we thought we’d just have to live with.  Needless to say, we are thrilled knowing Craig and his crew and having them tackle our projects.  We have happily recommended him to friends who have been grateful for the lead.  Craig works well with architects, too, so once he’s on the project, it goes seamlessly.

Jeff  and Judy Kane - Falmouth, ME

Mary Giftos - Cape Elizabeth, ME

This was a solo venture for me, so I needed an educator, competent builder, ethical businessman, and a collaborator all in one. Craig is all of these, plus a visionary, positive and optimistic person, and extremely responsible. He viewed the site as an opportunity rather than a difficult task and was able to honor my desire to blend the reality of the rocks and the sea with the possibilities of the spirit, healing and renewal.
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I chose Rainbow Construction because of a personal recommendation. I wanted to build a house over the winter and long distance.  This was a solo venture for me, so I needed an educator, competent builder, ethical businessman, and a collaborator all in one.  Craig is all of those people, plus a visionary, a positive and optimistic person, and extremely responsible and correct in relationships. This eliminated all anxiety on my part, so the experience of creating my home was a total adventure and fun. I found each and every person working on the project to be the same. Everyone was an artist with confidence and pride…and with good reason! It is a wonderful home, and the project development from October 2009 to July 2010 will always stand out as a great experience for me

Craig viewed the site as an opportunity rather than a difficult task. He was able to honor my desire to blend the reality of the rocks and the sea with the possibilities of the spirit, healing and renewal.  He kept to the simplicity of the original cottage in keeping with history, which I consider a sign of good grounding ⎯ no need to glorify! The result was a very happy community, combining attention to detail, good use of wood especially, innovation in design for comfort and ease of daily living, and maximization of the space and accessibility...An ability to create cozy simultaneously with infinite expansion!  It’s really wonderful, and I can even track the sun and the moon from the inside of my beautiful ocean front cottage.

I really cannot find the right words.  To say he is a good builder is not enough.  Craig is the leader of a company. His crew are collaborators, not employees, and I was a collaborator also which made me feel great! Craig blended nature with the form of a house to give me a sense of hospitality, and in so doing, allowed me the opportunity to share it with others. All who visit are charmed.

Mary Giftos - Cape Elizabeth, ME

Carol Ward and Chuck DeSieyes – Falmouth, ME

Craig Cooper has built two homes for us over 21 years. He is smart, reliable, imaginative, and thoroughly knows every aspect of home construction. He makes coordination of complicated projects look easy. He is realistic and doesn't make promises he can't keep. Building a home can be stressful, but working with someone like Craig made us look forward to those on site meetings, knowing that they would be productive, organized, on time and entertaining.
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Craig Cooper has built two homes for us over 21 years.  He is smart, reliable, imaginative, and thoroughly knows every aspect of home construction.  He makes coordination of complicated projects look easy.  He is realistic and doesn't make promises he can't keep. Building a home can be stressful, but working with someone like Craig made us look forward to those on site meetings, knowing that they would be productive, organized, on time and entertaining.  His crew is full of personable talented fellows with decades of experience that you will miss when the job is done.   After we took occupancy, he remained committed to our project, sending his guys over promptly if any issue needed addressing.   In addition, if you play your cards right, you might get to go to a Patriots game.....

Carol Ward and Chuck DeSieyes – Falmouth, ME

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Leika and John Powers – Cape Elizabeth, ME

My husband and I chose Rainbow Construction because we knew the superior quality of Craig Cooper’s work. Craig has a very good reputation and it only takes visiting a house that he has built to understand why. In our early discussions with Craig we were thrilled to find out that his building package included the quality details we were looking for – crown molding, wood floors, granite countertops, cement siding…all within our budget. We were even more excited to learn that his custom closets, beautiful mahogany handrail, and newel post were part of the original package as well.
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My husband and I chose Rainbow Construction because we knew the superior quality of Craig Cooper’s work.  Craig has a very good reputation and it only takes visiting a house that he has built to understand why.

In our early discussions with Craig we were thrilled to find out that his building package included the quality details we were looking for – crown molding, wood floors, granite countertops, cement siding…all within our budget.   We were even more excited to learn that his custom closets, beautiful mahogany handrail, and newel post were part of the original package as well.

Craig helped us create a floor plan that met our needs by changing the original blueprints in a few places and was very patient throughout the process.  When we couldn’t visualize something Craig was able to show us what he was talking about by simply drawing it for us or taking us to a house he was in the process of building. We always felt that it was Craig’s goal to make sure we were happy.

Craig’s crew is amazing.  They are all fine craftsmen that take pride in their work and are very clean and respectful.  We miss them!  We truly enjoyed the process of building a home and know that was because we had a builder we could trust and who kept his word.  We love our new home and feel very lucky to have been able to work with Craig Cooper.

Leika and John Powers – Cape Elizabeth, ME

Andy and Judy Coburn – Yarmouth, ME

Over the thirty four years we have owned our home we have used Craig Cooper and Rainbow Construction for two major renovation projects. Each time Craig has been excellent to work with- very knowledgeable, efficient and offering creative ideas that have added considerably to the enjoyment of our home. We have highly recommended Craig to our friends and wouldn’t work with any other contractor
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Over the thirty four years we have owned our home we have used Craig Cooper and Rainbow Construction for two major renovation projects. Each time Craig has been excellent to work with- very knowledgeable, efficient and offering creative ideas that have added considerably to the enjoyment of our home. We have highly recommended Craig to our friends and wouldn’t work with any other contractor.

Andy and Judy Coburn – Yarmouth, ME

Ellie & Chris Speh - Cape Elizabeth, ME

Over the years we have moved often and had work done on numerous homes. Our experience working with you and Rainbow Construction on our home remodeling project was the most productive and positive from the beginning that we have ever experienced. Hence, this unsolicited thank you note. From our very first meeting you listened to our vision and made every effort to see that it was realized, going out of your way to keep us informed despite our frequent absences using emails, phone calls and pictures. The finished project is more than we could have imagined when we started the process.
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Dear Craig,

Over the years we have moved often and had work done on numerous homes.  Our experience working with you and Rainbow Construction on our home remodeling project was the most productive and positive from the beginning that we have ever experienced.  Hence, this unsolicited thank you note.

From our very first meeting you listened to our vision and made every effort to see that it was realized. At every subsequent meeting you took notes and left no detail undone.  You also made many helpful suggestions, often offering multiple possibilities for a given option, and were realistic about costs and potential impact on timelines.  Your crew was true to the timelines, consistently professional in their work, and respectful of us throughout the project.

You went out of your way to keep us informed despite our frequent absences using emails, phone calls and pictures.  You were also very responsive as we communicated questions or concerns that arose from time to time.  We will also say that, when required due to a lack of responsiveness on our part, you provided appropriate ‘noodges’ concerning upcoming  deadlines for decisions so that we were never put in a position of delaying the progress.  You did an excellent job managing the project as well as our expectations.

The finished project is more than we could have imagined when we started the process.  You and your crew are quality people who do quality work. Everyone we’ve met in Cape who has had work done by Rainbow construction has nothing but rave reviews for you and your work.  Please add us to that growing list of fans!

With Sincere Thanks,

Ellie & Chris Speh  - Cape Elizabeth, ME

Mary-Austin Dowd and George Calvert -Scarborough, ME

We really can't thank you enough for all your leadership, craftsmanship, diplomatic problem solving skills and devotion to our home renovation / addition project. We only wish we had unlimited funds so we could have you remake every corner of our home, but if we win the lottery, we will use sped dial to contact you to get started. The recommendations we got when we originally checked your references all said that at the end of the project, you had become a friend, and we feel the same way.
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We really can't thank you enough for all your leadership, craftsmanship, diplomatic problem solving skills and devotion to our home renovation / addition project.  You have been lots of fun to work with and the incredible results speak fro themselves.  We love our new and remodeled space.  Thanks also for assembling such a great team for this project.  Everyone was so respectful and helpful and they all brought top craftsmanship to their work.

We only wish we had unlimited funds so we could have you remake every corner of our home, but if we win the lottery, we will use speed dial to contact you to get started.

The recommendations we got when we originally checked your references all said that at the end of the project, you had become a friend, and we feel the same way. 

Mary-Austin Dowd and George Calvert - Scarborough, ME