Customer Testimonials

Prime 1 Builders has completed many design build construction projects in the Pittsburgh area over the years. From new homes and commercial construction to additions and major renovations, our team has had the pleasure of working with some amazing clients.

The testimonials and positive reviews we receive from our satisfied customers reflect the high-quality construction experience we provide.


“We are in the final stages of wrapping up a seven-month construction project to completely adapt our 100+-year-old home and tie in a two-story addition complete with a handicap-accessible bathroom and bedroom, elevator, integrated concrete ramp and first-floor handicap powder room and family room.

“Prime 1 Builders, under the leadership of owner Dan Meade, has created a beautiful, functional and smartly-built safe home for our little boy with extra needs. They completed the job within the time frame, despite numerous unexpected challenges and major obstacles. It was an absolute pleasure to have the crew in our home every day. They are courteous, fun, respectful and considerate. Despite all the chaos construction can bring, we truly enjoyed the experience and can’t say enough about the people who made our dream home a reality!”

– Kelly Luhn

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“We worked with Prime 1 Builders to complete a major overhaul of our 1920 house. We loved our city neighborhood, and we made the agonizing decision to renovate our home. We made the equally agonizing decision to use Prime 1 Builders, and we are thrilled with the results!

“The scope of work included: renovating and enlarging the kitchen, creating a master bath, adding a new full bath, enlarging and reconfiguring the second floor to make four bedrooms, adding a back deck, adding a second-floor laundry, and creating an office nook and walk-in closet off the master bedroom. The time frame was six months, and all of us (husband, wife, three children under the age of 5 and a dog) lived in one cramped room … on our third floor while the house was gutted.

“As you can imagine, it was stressful. However Prime 1’s team was professional and courteous during the entire experience. They were especially safety-conscious, which was extremely important given our three small children. Our kids got to know them well and even were sad when the team was done with the project.

“Every week, Dan (the owner) would walk through the project with us and give us updates on the progress. He helped us realize our specific aesthetic Asian design, and he constantly made suggestions that would improve our life within our new house!

“With every project, there are hurdles, hiccups and obstacles along the way … our 1920 house was certainly no exception. With every frustrating situation, Dan was there to help us work through problems. In fact, it was his willingness to address problems openly that allowed us to have the fantastic result that we have while maintaining our vision!”

– Elizabeth Chow


“Prime 1 recently completed a major renovation and expansion of our live/work space in the Lawrenceville area of Pittsburgh. We enjoyed working with Dan Meade and his team. They understood our vision and … perfectly executed on our plan. The quality of the finish work is excellent.”

– Chuck Gerbe

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“Prime 1 built a first-floor addition on our home, which included a master bedroom suite and laundry room. From start to finish … the Prime 1 team listened to our concerns and answered all of our questions [because it was their goal to create a space] that fit our current and future needs. Our new addition has had a huge impact on changing our lives. It is beautiful, extremely functional and the highest quality of workmanship. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Prime 1 on any additional projects and highly recommend them to anyone in need of a construction company.”

– kucherawyk


“Prime 1 was our contractor for the construction of our 1,800-square-foot home. We had a design and specific style in mind that would fit with the historic structure that already existed on our property. After relaying this vision to Prime 1, they took on both our project and the vision. Their capable architect took our rough plans and fleshed them out into [ones] that suited our needs. We were also impressed that Prime 1’s owner, Dan Meade, took the time to research details that were historically accurate to our custom plan. In every step of the process, Prime 1 went the distance to bring our vision to fruition, while [still] being conscious of our budget.”

– eemcde