Maine Builders Serving Freeport, Brunswick, Bath, Harpswell, Topsham, Yarmouth and Midcoast Maine


We have hired RL Coombs to do several projects for us over the last six years. He first did a two-story addition with master suite, sun-room, library, a two-car garage, and basement. Then he remodeled our kitchen and two bathrooms. Then he added a 3rd car, pass-thru garage and moved a small cottage for us. He has also done some smaller jobs for us. He returns calls promptly. He starts when he says he will and his estimate for time to finish the projects have always been almost spot on. There are never "no-shows". Once he starts a job, he stays until it is done (no job shuffling). He is VERY reliable and a pleasure to work with.  His workmanship is great. His crew and his subcontractors are all polite. The job site is cleaned up on a daily basis.  Any overages on either budget or time-line were because of changes we made or because of back-orders on special orders.  We have recommended RL Coombs to friends, who have also hired him.  We highly recommend RL Coombs to anyone looking for a company offering high quality workmanship combined with professional, polite, prompt work.  
[Bob from Harpswell]

I would not hesitate to recommend RL Coombs Inc. Very, very pleased with our addition. Quality and profession work.
[Ruth of Topsham]

Excellent work, nice people. We highly recommend.
[Joe and Paula of Brunswick]

We were extremely pleased with the quality and timeliness of RL Coombs Inc. provided on our project.
[Robert of Harpswell]

My wife and I hired Bob, from RL Coombs, Inc., 10 years ago to put a two story addition on our home. We could not have been more impressed with the beautiful result. Not only did he design and build the family room of our dreams, a guest room with an ensuite bathroom and a walk-in closet, but a loft that is now my wife's craft center (and on holidays, our grandchildren's dorm).

A few years later, he designed and constructed a new deck with a three season enclosed porch that we practically live in, especially when we entertain.

This year he reconfigured and modernized the entire downstairs of our colonial home, opening up smaller rooms and giving the downstairs a much needed "open" concept. So, we now use all of our beautiful space, including our new modern kitchen.

We highly recommend R. L. Coombs, Inc. for the beautiful custom workmanship. With each job they demonstrate professionalism and integrity in all they do. Bob and his crew are the best.
[Geoff & Madeleine of Brunswick]

Bob does exceptional work. He provided us with an exact drawing of the proposed project and completed it as was described in the blueprint. Bob and Andrew built an egress for our 3rd floor apartment. It was in a difficult position, and it was done beautifully and looks as if it always belonged on the house, i.e. not an eyesore. We have a 1905 home, so it was tricky to make it look good with the age of the home. Bob always calls back when I call him. He calls or emails when he will be on the job and he and Andrew always show up when they were scheduled to be on the job. They always left the site clean and were respectful of our needs and the needs of our tenants. I have never had such a good experience with a contractor, and we are going to hire him to remodel our home. I am confident he will do a good job.
[Joanna of Brunswick]

The replacement of our front door was just the latest of several construction jobs that RL Coombs has done over the last 13 years. The work has always been done very professionally, with good and understandable estimates and with excellent follow through. Their experience shows in coming up with good, innovative alternative approaches that I could pick from. Jobs were completed on time and with fine craftsmanship. The owner and employees of RL Coombs do know the construction business. I would highly recommend their work to anyone. Additionally, the owner, Bob Coombs, has a very friendly and warm personality. It is clear that he is looking out for his customer's best interests.   
[Paul and Elaine of Topsham]

We were building a new home in 2008 and the contractor left the job over differences of opinion.We were able to hire Bob to finish our house.He was a very professional contractor with a great crew that never wasted time.It was hard coming onto someone else's project as there were many things that needed to be corrected.It was a very stressful time for our family as we were way behind schedule .He said to me once"there are no problems,only solutions." He really helped save our sanity!

We have also used him several times for some projects at our business in downtown Brunswick.He is always on time,the job site is kept orderly and he returns your phone calls when you call him. We have no problem recommending him to anyone that wants the job done right the first time.     
[Rachel of Brunswick]

Bob and his team have helped us with a number of different projects on two different houses. His estimates have always been accurate and he and his team are professional and complete the job on the projected timeline. He has worked both on a house built in the last 30 years and one which is over 100 years old and I have always been satisfied with the job he and his team have done. He is the first and only person I call when I have a house project.          
[Chris of Portland]

We hired Bob Coombs in 2009 to do our kitchen and sun room renovation. We have continued working with him for various projects (siding, landscaping, basement refinishing) since then and I give him my highest recommendation.

During our interview process on the initial project he was the only contractor who looked at our proposal and said "Yeah, we can do that." The whole work process went very smoothly, work was completed on time and within budget. His advice as the project developed was indispensable. His crew was always tidy and respectful and I have enjoyed working with them.          
[Sophia of Portland]

Bob Coombs is an excellent contractor. He is very knowledgeable in his trade. A few years ago he remodeled my master bathroom, he refinished the inside of my garage and most recently repaired part of my roof which was leaking and I no longer have a problem and we have had lot's of rain since then and all is dry.       
[Anita of Harpswell]

Bob Coombs provided a professional, courteous and skilled approach to the considerable work we had done in our new home. He was approachable and responsive in all our interactions. In addition, he was mindful of how his presence effected our family's day to day lives. More importantly, he exhibited detailed knowledge of the work we needed to have done. He left us feeling confident about the quality of the work done and that he stands behind it.          
[Susan of Brunswick]