“We had never built a custom home before. We met with multiple builders, but Cliff Pender (Solstice Builders) demonstrated that he understood the complexity of our house as well as the quality that we expected. In particular, our roof was so complex that it had to be designed while it was being built. Cliff stood on sight with us for numerous hours working out every detail. Although our roof was the most obvious challenge, we had many other difficult requests such as geothermal heat and air (on a small historic district sized lot), a house with almost no 90-degree angles, a live oak inches from the house that could not be damaged, and a gym over a garage that required structural engineering to handle thousands of pounds over a very long span (to name a few). We also required that telephone poles be removed and electric lines be buried. Cliff’s reputation and connections around town were invaluable when dealing with the city and Brunswick Electric to make this happen. Solstice’s employees and contractors were all top notch at their crafts. They were professional, reliable and a joy to work with. Cliff and his team delivered on his commitment to the highest quality. Not only do we recommend Solstice Builders, we would not consider any other builder if the need arose in the future.”

~ Susan & John DeLaney

“Solstice delivers a first-class experience and a first class finished product. Over the last twelve months they have completed three distinctively different projects for our home; a full master bath renovation, a new sunroom addition and an exterior wall. While different, all three share a number of things in common; great designs, quality workmanship from the Solstice team and their contractors and knowledgeable suppliers. Erik and Cliff with Solstice took the rough concepts of what my wife and I wished to accomplish, and designed results that far exceeded our expectations. Cliff’s team of supervisors, tradesmen and office staff were a delight to work with. As was true with the Solstice team, every contractor of theirs was a delight to have in our home and their work impeccable. The suppliers that Solstice recommended were of great help with selecting the appropriate finishes adding to the overall great results. Our experience with Solstice was a great and memorable one. They have our highest recommendation.”

~ Brian K.

“Solstice Builders is a very successful building contractor for one reason: Owner, Cliff Pender. Based on major projects he completed for us, my assessment is simple and sincere: he is totally conscientious, smart, polite, thorough, honest, a skilled craftsman utilizing talented subs, and always performed on time and on budget. There is no better choice.”
~ Chuck Roedema

“Being from out of state we were a little concerned about building a home “remotely”. As we started the process we quickly realized that Solstice would stay in constant communication with us whether it was asking questions or providing updates. As hurdles came up they were there to balance our decisions vs our budget so there were very few surprises. The craftsmanship and attention to details were second to none and show the level of pride that Solstice takes in their work. The relationship with Cliff and his team transitioned from client to friend.”
~ Dan and Chris Perko

“My wife and I hired Solstice Builders to renovate a 100 year old home in downtown Southport. We were extremely pleased with the quality of work and attention to detail that went in to our renovation. Cliff, Mike and the rest of the Solstice staff are true craftsmen and did a great job coordinating the work and organizing all of the subcontractors.”
~ Mark Wright