Hank's skills as a contractor were instrumental in creating a beautiful home for the client.  we particularly appreciated his ability to establish a productive and enjoyable working relationaship with the client, the architect and others involved in the project. His commitment to carrying out innovative green features contributed greatly to a successful LEED certified home. Mike Butrim Project Architect - David Vandervort Architects. 


Mike Butrim, Project Architect


We can't speak highly enough of Hank Appleton and his crew at Joe's Bay Construction.

When we decided to build a new house on our property we knew it would not be simple - tearing down an old house, filling a basement, making decisions about energy efficiency, figuring out the best way to work with our architect.  when we met Hank we knew we had the right person.  His breadth of experiance, his design sensibility, the quality of the workmanship done by his crew and the high standards of his subcontractors made working with him a real joy. Throughoout the project he called on us when he needed our input, kept us updated with the progress, and maintained a great relationship with our architect. And to top it off, the house was completed on time and on budget.  We could not have wished for a better working relationship and outcome - we love our new house!


Sara and Richard Gelinas 

We hired Hank Appleton of Joe's Bay Construction to build our detached garage "Bunkhouse", and we are so happy we did.  Hank works well with all of the craftsmen AND the various inspectors, because everyone he deals with knows that Hank is not going to cut corners: he's going to do it right.  He has a wonderful ability to envision what something will look like before it is built, and we relied strongly on his knowledge.  We had a budget, and he told us where we could save money and where we should spend money, and we pretty much took his advice at every turn. In the end, our Bunkhouse was completed on time and under budget.

It wasn't until the structure was finished, that my wife and I came to fully appreciate the changes he suggested for as it turned out, he was right in every instance.


Steve and Pam O'Brien

Hank is a wonderful craftsman who takes tremendous pride in his work.  He treats every job like he's building his own home. Our beach Bungalow/garage that Hank built is everything that we hoped it would be. We have not hesitated to refer Hank to others who have also been extremely satisfied with the results of his efforts.


Larry and Mimi Green