Customer Reviews

From the initial consultation to the final touches, Blue Ribbon Residential Construction strives to exceed our client’s expectations in every way possible. While our portfolios of interior and exterior remodeling projects speak to the incredible results we achieve with each project, we understand choosing a remodeling company can be a daunting task.

We encourage you to read what our previous clients throughout Wake County have to say about working with our team. Their experiences working with us can provide valuable insight into the level of service and quality of work you can expect from our team. We believe that our clients are our best advocates, and we are confident that you will be impressed with what they have to say about their experiences.


Experts in design/build, kitchens, bathrooms, sunrooms, master suites, additions, porches, patios & decks, and everything in between for home renovations.

  • 30+ Years Licensed Contractors

  • 2-Year Warranty On All Projects

  • 100% Customer Satisfaction

  • Serving Raleigh-Triangle Area

“We have nothing but great things to say about Blue Ribbon. Blue Ribbon did a top notch renovation and new construction on our home. We love it and are very pleased with the results! We will definitely call them again for our next Project!”

-Beth and Jeff, Raleigh, NC

“We really appreciated the professionalism and attention to details and quality that the whole team at Blue Ribbon gave. They made what could’ve been quite disruptive a very smooth experience, and the final renovations look great. Thanks for the great design help and quality form the whole team.”

-Chris and Holly, Raleigh, NC

“Since 2017, we have used Blue Ribbon for our kitchen, family room, front porch/door and awning installs.

The Blue Ribbon team delivered on everything we asked for and gave us our dream kitchen. The quality of their craftmanship and attention to details were truly impressive. We have gotten positive comments from friends and family members who have visited our home after every project. When the next project comes around, we will be using Blue Ribbon once again!”

-Doug & Peggy, Cary, NC

“Blue Ribbon has been wonderful to work with! This was our first major home renovation, and the entire Blue Ribbon team patiently guided us through the process and ensured we felt comfortable asking all our questions.

The design team took the time to understand the challenges with our current space and provided thoughtful solutions to transform our home. The build team worked hard to make sure there was minimal disruption to our lives and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. We will absolutely be working with Blue Ribbon again in the future!”

-Chris & Melanie, Apex, NC

Award Winning Whole House Remodel – Holly Springs

“We are so happy we chose Blue Ribbon for our project! They are the only general contractor who has an interior designer on staff. Their expertise is second to none! John and Kathy make your vision come to life. If one of the vendors does not have the product you want, John and Kathy know who does! The on site project manager works seamlessly with the subs and the interior designer. They listen to you from the beginning of the project until the completion. We will always recommend Blue Ribbon Residential Construction!”

-Joe & Michelle, Holly Springs, NC

See What Our Valued Clients Have To Say

It’s hard to pick the right company that you not only trust but one that you trust coming into your home. We picked Blue Ribbon because of John Devlin, he came into our home, my wife and I explained to him what we would like to do, he took notes, and explained the manner in which Blue Ribbon operates. There was no ‘sugar coating”, which I respect, straight forward about what could and could not be done, and the cost involved. It was nice to have all the trades come to the house to review on site what part they would play in the room addition and complete Kitchen overhaul, Chevy was the assigned Project Manager, with whom I can’t say enough positive things about, the Trades were very professional as well. Blue Ribbon, John, Chevy, and the trades exceeded our expectations, yes we had a couple of bumps along the way but, Chevy and Blue Ribbon went above and beyond to not make things right, they made things Much Better than right. 1st class operation, HIGHLY Recommended

B. G. | Raleigh Kitchen and In-Law Suite Addition

We had our kitchen redone and now have more space than ever before. I have gotten lots of compliments on the new kitchen especially the cabinets and counter tops. Blue Ribbon is very professional and kept us up to date on the daily activity. They were ready to listen to any problems that arose and solved them quickly. I would highly recommend them for your next project.

Joan P. | Raleigh Kitchen Remodel

Upon completion of our kitchen remodel, my wife and I were blown away.
And to this day, we are still surprised by the tiniest of details Blue Ribbon Construction took care of, we didn’t even know about.
They over-delivered!

John S. | Raleigh Kitchen Remodel Client

I can’t say enough great things about Blue Ribbon Construction.
For our home addition and now our master bathroom renovations,
they were with us from start to finish creating spaces we will forever enjoy. Thank you!

Tammy H. | Raleigh Bathroom Remodel Client

Blue Ribbon is an amazing company with caring employees. They are all very knowledgeable and will design and execute exactly what you envision. We work directly with Blue Ribbon as their electrical contractor and they are at the top of our builder list for professionalism, accurate scheduling, and timely communication (just to name a few). Anybody who wants the best in designing and building should go visit their show room, talk with John Devlin, and check out all their awards!

Amy Picariello

John’s attention to detail and level of customer service is second to none. You can actually see the renovations come to life with their 3D computer models. When he says something will be done in this time frame, he always delivers. Absolute professionals.

Casey Hedayet

Knowledgeable, Detail oriented, Patient, and Amazing are the words that come to mind when I think of John Devlin and the Blue Ribbon team. I approached John expressing my interest to have my unfinished basement space turned into a ManCave. I dragged my feet for over a year and the whole time John was patient, shared ideas with me, but never rushed me, and as soon as I was ready… he rolled me into their very well organized development process. It is clear that NOTHING is left to chance and that the project will be PERFECT due to all the planning and detail that is done UP FRONT!!!!
During this year, I have also been able to learn from John professionally as we are both in Sales. His process driven systems and work ethic are commendable. The care and enthusiasm he has for his craft and his clients is something I seek to duplicate in my own.
Thank you John and Blue Ribbon for setting such an awesome example and doing a great job for so many years!

Curtis & Allison Webster

Blue Ribbon Construction completed a number of projects at out home: finishing our basement, adding an addition, adding a large deck and decorative concrete work. The workmanship on everything was outstanding and we could not be happier with the results. What really set Blue Ribbon apart however was the careful planning which went into the project before they began which ensured that everything went smoothly and according to schedule. I highly recommend them for any remodeling or home addition you may be contemplating.

John Allen

John Devlin and his team at Blue Ribbon Construction did a complete build out of our basement. Their quality of work is superior. They came in and did the design, helped us with color choices and they finished ON TIME! The construction crew was professional, clean and courteous. I would highly recommend them for their any remodel project you are considering.

Jeanine Klotkowski

John Devlin is great! His work is award winning beautiful and professional! Being in the construction field myself, I can vouch for his quality work! I have a couple of customers John did some remodeling, and it is of the highest quality! If the work my customers need is too big for me, I send it directly to him!

Fabiano Cunha

Derrick was great. He really followed through on the project and cared about doing the best job possible. I would highly recommend them for any of your home remodel needs!

Chris Conrad

Great remodel experience. John and Derrick communicate and manage the project with skill and care. I’d recommend Blue Ribbon to friends for a job well done.

Chip Johnson

Blue Ribbon is the place you go for top shelf remodeling, major additions or aging in place modifications. This is a full-service, professional organization that doesn’t begin without a detailed plan and drawings (as opposed to the back of a napkin).

David Dye

I have been a part of a few jobs with Blue Ribbon and John Devlin and it is truly and enjoyable experience. They take the anxiety out of construction and do things they way you expect them to be done.

Richard Heath Cotton

Ask for John Devlin. Strong up-front design makes for accurate pricing (the first time). No surprises, just high quality work.

Colin DeSouza

Even though I have not used their services personally I would like to give a testimonial to John Devlin! I have seen the effort and time and planning that he puts into every project and I tell you it is second to none. If you want to just “get er done” call some other contractor. If you want care, full 3D renderings and an actual plan, call Blue Ribbon and ask for John!!

Shane Gentry

Blue Ribbon is an amazing company with caring employees. They are all very knowledgeable and will design and execute exactly what you envision. We work directly with Blue Ribbon as their electrical contractor and they are at the top of our builder list for professionalism, accurate scheduling, and timely communication (just to name a few). Anybody who wants the best in designing and building should go visit their show room, talk with John Devlin, and check out all their awards!

A&K Empire Electric

Blue Ribbon has worked with us to complete three projects over a 5-year period: master suite, bonus room remodeling, and kitchen facelift. In all cases, we were impressed by the quality of work and the level of professionalism by Blue Ribbon’s team. They worked with us to develop innovative design concepts and their suggestions always made the resulting projects better. When we undertook the kitchen project just after Thanksgiving last year, we said it must be completed by Dec. 22. (Who in their right mind would do a kitchen renovation during the holiday season?!) We were amazed when the deadline was met precisely, including inspections, cleanup, and removal of the port-a-potty – right on time. Information below relates to the most recent project – the kitchen facelift.

Gary Craven

Blue Ribbon did a large attic addition for us a few years ago. Our house went from having pull-down stairs in a room off our master bedroom to full stairs to the completely finished attic, full bath included. I know we are tough customers as I have very specific ideas of what I want and am extremely picky! John Sperath at Blue Ribbon was wonderful to work with, very helpful, very honest, and great at communication. Every step of the project was above-board and well executed and everyone was very professional. I would definitely contact Blue Ribbon first next time we need help with the house.

Alicia Gordon

Blue Ribbon added a porch and constructed a new outdoor deck on our house. Working with Blue Ribbon was a pleasure. They kept us advised at all times on how the project was progressing, and of any issues. Quality of workmanship by all trades was outstanding.

Verified Houzz User “cinthrblu”

Blue Ribbon Residential Construction Company was assigned the task of completely changing the master bathroom in my house. They removed a useless garden tub and small shower and replaced them with a large walk-in shower and dressing area even though we sit on a concrete slab. The removal was quick and clean. The team’s respect for keeping my house clean and dust free was admirable.

Verified Houzz User

The people they contract to do the tile, plumbing and electrical work were very easy to work with and most professional. The construction manager, Rusty, was a joy to have in my home and most accommodating. The only complaint I would have is the length of time it took to complete the job.

Verified Houzz User “lbrown7583”

I’ve hired Blue Ribbon Residential Construction 6 times in the last 10 years for jobs ranging from a guest bath remodel to an office remodel. John and his team are exceptional craftsman and produce exquisite work.
Their recent project for us was an office remodel with built in cabinets, heated quartz desktops, under cabinet lighting and under desk lighting. There is a built in server cabinet housing the networking equipment giving the office a clean and uncluttered look.

Verified Houzz User “Auldcelt”

The team at Blue Ribbon Construction is talented, dedicated, well organized and knowledgeable. Mr. John Sperath listens extremely well to each customers’ needs, wants, budget and always strives to exceeds their expectations. Kathy Lynn Gariboldi, their interior designer, has a wonderful eye for color, space and is very creative. Derrick their on site manager is always there when you need him and responsive. We are happy to work with them to provide natural stone countertops for their projects. If you are looking for ideas, great work and concepts and need a company to execute your project from start to finish, Blue Ribbon will not disappoint!

Granite Countertops by Mogastone

Blue Ribbon Construction completed several major projects to our home simultaneously: finishing the basement, adding an addition, adding a deck and decorative concrete work. The workmanship throughout was outstanding and we could not be happier with the results. A great deal of thought went into the design and building process and all the construction elements were so well coordinated that the whole process was smooth and ran on schedule. We highly recommend Blue Ribbon for any home remodel or addition you may be considering.

Capital Restoration

We used Blue Ribbon in 2013 to update our kitchen (granite countertops, backsplash, new island, more lighting, hood above range, and painting). We first worked with John Sperath to scope the project and then he brought in John Devlin to help brainstorm ideas and manage the project to completion. Each tradesmen they brought it was professional, friendly, clean and great! We felt comfortable telling John Devlin about any concerns or changes we had and he was great working with us to ensure that the final result was something we were happy with. Based on our experience, I would highly recommend Blue Ribbon to anyone looking to have improvements done to their home.

Verified Houzz User “ncmomma”

I have had the privilege to work with John and Blue Ribbon for the last few years now. As a subcontractor it is nice to know when you arrive to a job site knowing the place is ready for you and everything is done correctly. There are no shortcuts taken and all work is completed to the highest standard. I recommend Blue Ribbon for all my customers that are in need of a general contractor.

Verified Houzz User

Our company has been doing business with Blue Ribbon Residential for some time — I have only been partnered with them recently and it’s a pleasure and honor to work with these individuals. I have found them to be very knowledgeable, professional, extremely organized, and they do business with the utmost integrity; I would highly recommend them.

Verified Houzz User

I work with Traditions In Tile in Raleigh and have had the pleasure to work with Blue Ribbon on several projects. Blue Ribbon is extremely organized as well as easy to work with. I have also referred them to several homeowners looking for a quality, dependable remodeling company.

Verified Houzz User

Blue Ribbon is extremely professional and easy to work with. They are constantly learning the new trends in the market and offer unique ideas on how to make your project your own!

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Blue Ribbon Residential Construction | Raleigh, NC
5605-100 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: (919) 852-3700