North Point Framing & Finish was established in June of 1995. Current co-owners and partners, Doug Schmidt and Jay Mauter, believed they could enter into the residential construction market and be successful on merits of quality work, honest relationships with clients, and to strive for complete satisfaction.
With roughly two weeks of work lined up and several request for quotes, we made a difficult decision to leave our current employer and try it on our own. We learned quickly there was much more to owning a small business than just doing a job and collecting a check. We have always done business on the up and up and the learning curve to structure a company legally and professionally came very fast. We are lucky to have a group of close friends that lead us to some quality professionals to help us structure North Point.
We started out in 1995 by building a structure that was turned down by other contractors. The roof system only for a building was purchased by a customer (a discounted package), we where asked if we could design, build and install a building to accept this complex truss system and we said, "Sure”. That kind of set a tone with us, we have always enjoyed things that are a little more difficult.
We are very proud of the Four Pillar house on Canal Rd in Waterville that we built; we personally put every piece of wood in that home. We learned then that home building was not for us, it was extremely demanding for a two man crew. And that market is flooded with home builders or so called home builders. We chose to stay small and controllable, and stick with additions, remodels, and kitchens.
North Point specializes in room additions, remodels and are especially proud of our custom kitchens. We are lucky to be surrounded by a core group of subcontractors that for the most part have been with us for over ten years. We encourage direct communication with our clients and subs and address situations and issues immediately. The relationship with our customer is of paramount importance and that is our main goal. If word of mouth is truly your best advertisement than we must say we are successful, because we have never advertised much outside of the handshake we give when leaving another satisfied customer.