In gathering these pictures of work completed several years ago when our company was simply known locally as "Mike's Carpentry", we are gratified to find our customers were just as excited and pleased with their stair railings and posts as they were the day we installed them.
Denis and Edith Brown of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, were our first stairs customers. Mrs. Brown, who asked us to create a newell post design similar to the plant stand in her home said:
"There just isn't anybody around with Michel's talent. His work is impeccable. We are so very pleased."
Dr. Mike Vanderhof of Halifax, NS, hired us to do additional work on his vacation log home when we came calling to take these pictures, and had this to say about the pine stair railngs we turned and installed several years ago:
"We think the loft railing is the nicest part of the cottage. Ihe railings are so sturdy, we have three kids; these have proven to be solid."
Cheryl and Doug Boudreau of Fox Harbour had some difficulty finding the baluster they wanted. After seeing our Regency style baluster they called to see if we could create something simpler for their log vacation home:
"Mike is very creative. We are more than happy with his work"
We also have a loyal customer, Brenda Halverson of Denmark, near Tatamagouche who has requested a variety of custom made things for her home ranging from cabinetry, furniture to turnings:
"Mike has a gift. He comes, he takes measurements, he leaves, he returns with exactly what I had in mind."
"Over the last four years I have had the pleasure and good fortune to be acquainted with Michel Kuntz and his company. I have been remodelling my cottage and have used Michel in every stage of the construction with great success. When designing the covered porch I wanted something other than the standard posts and had Michel create support posts that would exactly match the log siding on the cabin. The posts turned out better than expected with the detail and craftsmanship far exceeding anything I could have purchased over the counter. The posts have become both a focal point and a conversation piece.
I would without hesitation recommend Michel and his company for any project that involved detailed wood related and or construction projects."
"We just built our retirement home recently and hired Michel Kuntz to turn the balusters and newell posts for our deck, inside staircase and room partition railing. We went to his shop to check out the styles he could do and were just astounded at his craftsmanship. We eventually chose the Contemporary style. His work is so impressive we are handing out his business cards.