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LaBonte, William & Karen


Thanks again for our great Home.

From the first day we met Denis, owner of Bourbeau Custom Homes, we knew he would build our next home.  His professionalism and personality made him easy to talk with.

The house went up quickly and he kept us abreast of the progress weekly. We had input in the design with everything from materials to the angle in which the house was positioned on the lot. The computer program Denis used would allow us to make and see what changes would look like even though we were 3 hours away.

We would recommend Denis and his crew to anyone looking to build.

Proud owners of a Bourbeau Custom Home,

Bill and Karen LaBonte

Peg Strait

Dear Denis,


I undertook the task of building a home with a fair amount of “fear and trepidation”.  I put off calling you for a few days after Stephen gave me your name because although I knew I wanted to move ahead, the project seemed a little daunting, to say the least.  I recall hoping I would get a voicemail on the first try, but you picked up, so I took the plunge.

Well-meaning friends and family shared some nightmarish experiences they had with other builders.  They advised me to keep a close eye on every phase of the project to ensure that everything was done according to my wishes and specifications.  Since I know nothing about building houses, this made me uneasy, as it seemed as if the project was perhaps a little more than I could manage.

My angst disappeared almost immediately once our association began.  It became obvious during our initial conversation that you are an expert in your field, also a patient, compassionate man who will answer any question, however foolish or ignorant!  You gave me clear responses to all my questions, and during the design phase met all my requests for the home, including staying within my budget.  Once the design was complete I was happy to see that you took charge of every little detail of the building process – relieving me of all concerns.  And the end result is that I have the home I have dreamed about since I was a small child enjoying camp during the summer months.

In short, you and your team of subcontractors take all the worry out of building a home.  I have recommended you to any and all who have asked about my home and the experience with Bourbeau Custom Homes.

I have enjoyed meeting you and Leslie, and would like to think that we will meet again down the road.

Best to you always,



Ed & Nancy Brehaut

Hi Denis,


We love our new home.  When we started the process, we knew we wanted Bourbeau Custom Homes to build it.  Denis was so easy going.  My wife had designed what we wanted.  Denis worked with her design and made it all come together.  Our lot on the lake was a tough job, but with Denis’ computer program and organization skills we were able to fit the project into our small lot.  Denis was aware of every little detail and had all the contractors in place to make the process so smooth.  Our whole process was so well organized with very few problems.  Denis was a pleasure to work with, we would recommend Denis to anyone looking to build.  Thank you Denis, we love our new lake home.

Ed & Nancy Brehaut


Herb Perez Jr.

I cannot imagine building a house with any other general contractor than Denis Bourbeau.  This was the most stress free experience that I could have hoped for due to his vast knowledge, experience, and great sense of humor.  Denis makes sure to explain each part of the process slowly and carefully.  He never made me feel any pressure to make quick decisions or spend more money than I needed to in order to increase his personal profits.  The work completed was of high quality.  My neighbors commented positively not only on how great the home looked but how professional his work crews are and how clean the job site was left each day.  I highly recommend Bourbeau Custom Homes to anyone seriously considering building their own home.

Herb Perez


Courtney Gabaree & Evan McGough

Numerous people warned us that building a house was going to be one of the most stressful endeavors of our lives, and that it would strain our relationship.  That wasn't our experience at all.  We really enjoyed the process and found it to be quite exciting.  We are absolutely in love with our new home built by Denis with Borbeau Custom Homes.  We met with several builders before deciding to go with Denis.  We trusted him right away, and our instincts were proven right.  He was transparent from the start.

The design process was a lot of fun.  It was so nice to sit down with Denis and design our own dream home.  We were able to make it exactly what we wanted.  The selections process was a breeze compared to what we expected.  Denis had so many affordable great quality options available, and was great at helping to guide us if we were feeling at all stuck.  Denis was extremely patient with us, and he had great ideas and suggestions.

When an issue did come up throughout the building process, he was always very calm and rational about it.  He was readily available to answer questions by email or phone.  We loved that we had a key to the house during the building process, and could go there whenever we liked.  Many of the builders we met with only allowed customers on the property at very specific and designated times.    

Several of our family members are experienced (and very picky) construction workers, and they rave about the quality of our home.  One of them said that "it couldn't be any better."


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Martha King & McShane White

Everyone told us building a home would be one of the most stressful things we ever do. Obviously, those people didn't build a home with Bourbeau! We knew NOTHING about building a home when we bought a raw piece of land. Just looking for house plans started stressing us out. Then we contacted Denis. The process from design to closing was smooth and practically stress free. No hidden costs, no surprises and best of all fantastic communication. Denis has a website that makes the selections for your new home fun and easy. You see clearly what choices you have within budget, and how much other upgraded choices will change your final price. We met nearly everyone working with him and everyone was very friendly, skilled and truly seemed to care about giving you your vision. If you are looking for a builder, we cannot recommend Bourbeau Custom Homes enough!   Thanks again for our beautiful home!

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Charles & Sadie Russell

We have always dreamed of building a home on our family land, and Denis made our dream a reality.  We had a truly amazing experience with Bourbeau Custom Homes.  From day one when we walked through our field to see if building a home was even an option, to the day we received our keys, Denis was there to answer any and all questions at a moment’s notice!

The online building experience made everything so easy!  We were able to make all of our custom selections with a click of a button!

Denis made this process easy and stress free!  He is easy going and always communicated everything efficiently!  Our home is like no other and we have Denis to thank for that!

It is without a doubt that we highly recommend Bourbeau Custom Homes for your dream home!

Charles & Sadie Russell

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Larry & Kit Daniels


We are ecstatic and have enjoyed working with you.  I am wondering why we didn’t do this a long time ago but, we look forward to spending the rest of our lives in the home!

Kit & Larry Daniels


We have already spread the word on your talent.

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Chris Mead & Kirstin Simonds

We are returning customers to Bourbeau Custom Homes.  Our first experience with Denis was in 2010.  We really enjoyed the experience of building our first home.  The 3D CAD drawing really brings ideas to life!  So, naturally when it can time for us to build again, we did not shop around – we went straight to Denis purely based on our previous experience.  He helped us acquire the land we wanted and everything else seemed to fall into place.

Denis and Bourbeau Custom Homes offer excellent customer service, attention to detail and honesty.  Anytime we find ourselves talking about homes or real estate – I always recommend Denis.  And the new online selections make it very easy to keep track of everything.

Denis and his team delivered another great product!!

Thanks again!

Chris Mead & Kirstin Simonds

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Jason Verdo & Tracey Bellavance

As their slogan states, Bourbeau Custom Homes, Inc. made our dream home a reality. From the very beginning of the building process to the final walk through, Denis Bourbeau and his team exemplified professionalism, creativity, and experience.

 The design process was seamless, as Denis led us through different options based on our hopes, dreams, and budget. No question was too small and Denis was always prompt in his responses, keeping us informed along the way. Once we had our plans in place, the building process began and everything went off without a hitch. We remained on schedule throughout, and Bourbeau Custom Homes utilizes a top-notch network of skilled professionals who are the best at what they do. As we saw our home come together, we knew we had made the right decision in trusting Bourbeau Custom Homes.

It can not be overstated what a pleasure it was to work with Denis and his team. There are so many different aspects to building a home, but Denis's organization and knowledge of the business made everything transparent. We have been in our home now for 2 weeks and we fall in love with it more and more every day. Denis incorporated every detail, both large and small, and we are so excited to be in our forever home.


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Michael Cannon & Deborah Maddalena

Trying to describe the details of the dream home you want someone to build might be one of the most difficult and frustrating processes in home building.  Denis, of Bourbeau Custom Homes, understands this and is exceptionally patient and willing to work with you until those visions are relayed.  The home we designed took time and effort which ultimately made our vision a reality thanks to the attention and skill that Denis brought to the project.  There were times when I didn't think we would have what we wanted due to the expense of home building, but Denis took the time to search for the best possible prices or alternatives to deliver what we wanted.

During the building process, Denis made it clear that our satisfaction was one of the most important components of the job.  The biggest achievement, in regards to construction, was the difficult design of our roof line, which was the foundation for the character and central focus of our home.  Without Denis's experience and willingness to try new things, we wouldn't have our dream home.  I can say without a doubt, that the home he build for us, is a 'custom home' and we are truly satisfied.

Deb and Mike

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Craig & Sarah Jones

My husband and I could not be more pleased with our new home, designed and built with the help of Denis Bourbeau of Bourbeau Custom Homes and his team.  Since having gone through this process with Denis I tell everyone I know who is house hunting to forget the housing market and build your own home, exactly the way you want it!...and of course, with Bourbeau Custom Homes.

I knew we made the right decision to build with Denis when we sat down in his office and designed our home.  In just a few hours, we had computer model printouts of our home and its dimensions.   He had many suggestions for us when we had trouble making decisions.  For example, we had a cabinet that looked out of place in our kitchen.  He proposed fitting that cabinet with a glass door instead of wood like the rest, which then perfectly tied the room together.  He worked with us to find the space for upstairs laundry and made sure that our bedroom would comfortably fit our king sized bed and furniture.  It was details like those that made us feel comfortable working with Denis and in trusting his knowledge to provide us with a great finished product.

Throughout the project we had complete access to just about everything involved with our house.  Denis has a great computer program that allows his customers to pick out just about everything from carpeting to countertops.  Denis did not hesitate to special order a product or in our case, install a baseball themed ceiling fan in our son’s bedroom.  Bourbeau Custom Homes is truly all about providing a customizable product.

Throughout the building phase we were given a house key and encouraged to visit the site as often as we liked to watch the progress unfold.  On occasion we would drop by during working hours and everyone there was friendly and professional.  The work was well crafted and the materials solid.  We found that we were able to get to know our house before living in it which is something not everyone buying a home gets to do.

We have been in our new home now for a few weeks and we have yet to find something we aren’t happy with.  From beginning to end, Denis and his team have a very well thought out home building process.  He takes all the worry out of building your own home while still providing you with hands-on access to your project.  Rest assured that if you choose to build a home with Bourbeau Custom Homes, you won’t be disappointed!   

-Craig and Sarah Jones, Grand Isle, VT

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Kyle & Alexa Presson

We had the best experience building our home with Denis. From the initial consultant to the final walk through, Denis’ approach was thorough and detailed orientated. As we went through the process we continuously relied on Denis to aid in selections to be cost efficient in our build. He helped us spend money on items that made sense and would improve home value and were important to us. On the other hand, he was honest about spending money on features that didn’t make a significant impact. This was key to having the amazing home we do today with a building cost that is below the comparable homes in the area. Through our design process with Denis, we learned that it was important to  examine what the use of the house will be not only today, but down the road. With Denis’ help, we were able to build a home that fits our current needs and build a foundation for things that we need in the future and can finish once time and money allows.   All of Denis’ contractors did an excellent job as well, and they all had positive things to say about Denis and the contractors he works with. The best testimonial I can give is: When I build our next house, I will use Denis again.

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Mike & Amy Akerlind

Everyone we have spoken to that has worked with, or for Bourbeau Custom Homes has had nothing but positive things to say, and we now know why. So many times we have heard that building a house is stressful.  However, this was not the case for us.  Thank you for making the process of building our home so easy! The fact that you handled everything from the subdivision and permitting, through to the completion of the house for us was amazing.  The house is everything we wanted, and the quality is outstanding!  Everyone was very professional, and we never worried about things not being done properly. We would not hesitate to recommend Bourbeau Custom Homes to anyone looking to build a home!  

Mike & Amy Akerlind

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Kevin Bauer & Amanda Wright

We first met Denis at a home show.  We talked with several builders that day, and were feeling very skeptical about the whole process until we walked up to the Bourbeau Custom Homes booth.  We were immediately impressed.  Denis took the time to set up several large portraits of houses he has built along with binders FULL of house plans and pictures.  It was clear from the beginning that he pays close attention to every small detail to put customers at ease.  After talking with Denis for just a few minutes it was obvious he is not only a great home builder, but also very knowledgeable about finding and buying real estate.  We had been looking at a few pieces of property and he immediately told us things about them that previous real estate agents didn't even bother to mention.

It wasn't long until we found what we thought was the perfect piece of land.  We are so thankful to have had Denis by our side because without him and his dedication to making sure everything is going to work, we would have bought a piece of land that is unable to build on.  Despite spending countless hours working on this property and coming to this disappointing conclusion, Denis did not give up  on looking for another property that suited our needs.  In the end we feel things worked out for the best and we got the land that was perfect for us.

No one can believe that our home was built in just 3 short months!  Once the building process started things moved so fast it was incredible to watch.  Every single person we worked with was very nice, and was willing to answer any questions we had or just update us on their progress.  The whole building time was so enjoyable.  We loved being able to pick out everything for our house.  The website made this very easy and allowed us to always know if we were staying on budget.

Denis, we absolutely love everything about our house it is exactly what we wanted.  We cannot thank you enough for such a great experience!


Kevin and Amanda

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Matt & Colleen Nesto

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Bourbeau Custom Homes! My husband and I jumped into the process of building our home slightly skeptical as to whether or not we would be able to handle the stress and energy that goes into it all. Well, I am here to tell you that from our experience; the building process was nothing like what others had expressed. Denis is a true to his word type of business man. When he would give us a cost estimate, if he wasn't spot on he was pretty close. When he told us our home was going to be complete, it was complete! Denis was easily reachable throughout our building process. I was so appreciative of the custom software Denis had put together! The ability to make decisions on cabinets, counters and lights that were all within our building package allowance was wonderful! I can't imagine how stressful and absolutely overwhelming it could have been for us to go store to store and not find what we were looking for. We can't say enough about Denis, his team and how gorgeous of a home he can build. We love our home!

 Thank You,

Matt and Colleen Nesto

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Justin & Jess Bourbeau

Doing business with Bourbeau Custom Homes, Inc. was a pleasure.  From the very beginning we were guided through the design process and given advise.  As we chose different aspects of our home, the customizing options seemed to be endless.  We were very happy with the selections we had to choose from and the website tools made it very easy to navigate.  At every step of the building process, our questions were always answered respectfully and honestly.  The quality and craftsmanship is certainly recognizable when you step through our door.  In the end, we are very happy that Bourbeau Custom Homes, Inc. helped "Make our dream a reality".  We certainly will not hesitate in recommending them to others.


Justin & Jess Bourbeau

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Don & Jennifer Gillilan

Denis & your team,

We want to thank you all for building us a beautiful home!  It was so easy working with you, Denis.  We really appreciated your opinions...you weren't afraid to ask us if we were sure on some of the selections we made.  Your team also asked direct questions multiple times, if I was at the site, to verify issues.  As the customer, that made us very pleased.  Thanks for the wonderful experience.  What an awesome and stress-free journey!

Jennifer & Don Gillilan

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Anne Jobin-Picard

Thinking about building a home… 

I cannot say enough great things about the Bourbeau Custom Homes team.  Denis was very easy to work with, provided his professional input and experience as needed, and his team of contractors were awesome.  We worked together as “a team” and I believe that he had my best interest in mind throughout the whole project.  To date, I feel very satisfied with the project and have no hesitations on recommending his company. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need further information.

Thanks Leslie and Denis, I appreciate your professionalism and meticulous work ethic.


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Bonnie & Jack Parenteau

Our first contact with Bourbeau Custom Homes was on the internet.  We liked one of its home designs.  From there we called Denis and met with him at our camp, the location of new home.  He explained the processes we would go through and told us to contact him when we were ready to build.

Wow!  We met with Denis a second time, two years later.  We set up a design session on the internet for the following week.  This was pretty incredible.  The three of us had a web meeting with, Denis in Swanton, VT, Bonnie in Orlando, FL, and I was in Boston MA.  From our discussion, a home design was completed in less than two hours.  From the design, Denis helped with every detail.  From permits, moving utility poles, through construction, Denis, Leslie and their team were nothing but fantastic.  Our green home with Geo-Thermal heat and air, and a hybrid water heater is fabulous.  For every detail in the home, we were given choices from Bourbeau Custom Homes website.  All choices were pictured and priced allowing us to watch our budget throughout the pre-build and during the building process.  There were no surprises.

All work was completed on schedule.  Even our neighbors praised the hard work by everyone working for Bourbeau Custom Homes.  Workers arrived in a coordinated fashion, and worked hard all day, every day.

Our home is beautiful.  We have our wall of windows looking out from our living room, onto Lake Champlain, and the Adirondacks.  From a wonderful family camp used by generations to a beautiful year round home to be used by generations to come.

If you're building a home, thinking of building a home, make your first decision the decision to hire Bourbeau Custom Homes.  Thank you Denis, Leslie and your team.  Our dream home is a reality because all of you made it happen.

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