Testimonials

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Bill and Connie See, with Sun City, have had several remodeling projects completed to their home by Coastal Homes and Sunrooms. These items consisted a sunroom, master bath and painting their home.

“Our experience with Coastal Homes and Sunrooms (CHS) has always been positive. We have completed two projects with CHS. The first to add a sunroom addition, and second to renovate the master bath. In a few weeks CHS will begin a third project removing the existing roof dormers that are cracked and bowing and replace the roof on the front of the house.

Wendell Varnes, the owner listens carefully to what you want, and gets your ideas on paper. He has a good eye for design and will make pertinent suggestions. He will also guide you through the process of getting community association and county building permits.

Your project is overseen by a project manager who is familiar with all phases of construction. In our case, he was at our home each morning and evening and available by phone when he was not on site.

All the employees and subcontractors have worked for CHS a number of years and they work well as a team. These are honest, trustworthy, hardworking people who know their craft.

We are very pleased with the work done by CHS and do not hesitate to recommend them to friends and neighbors.”


Ludovic and Kate Lopez have had several remodeling projects completed to their home by Coastal Homes and Sunrooms.

These items consisted of a complete kitchen remodel, replaced their existing windows with hurricane impact windows, remodel their master bathroom, remodel the guest bathroom and a hood range vent in their kitchen.


Al and Sallie Thompson have had several additions and remodeling projects completed to their home by Coastal Homes and Sunrooms.

These items consisted of a sunroom, removal of doors to open up into their sunroom, golf cart garage, pottery room for Sallie, awning for their patio, and a new kitchen


“In the Spring of 2013, we started with plans for a new sunroom on our home. Wendell walked us through the process, design and assisted in obtaining the proper permits and Sun City approvals.

We quickly expanded the scope of work by adding the replacement of all windows with impact resistant windows, added installation of spray foam in the attic, replacing the entire roof, replacing all gutters and downspouts and changing the exterior paint color.

When in the midst of construction, a violent thunderstorm caused damage to the ceiling in the existing part of the house, we added removing (scraping) existing popcorn ceilings and repainting. Each change brought new challenges to Wendell and his team, but each challenge was more than met.

In the aftermath of construction, a couple of the windows failed (air leaks) and Wendell promptly replaced them. One section of new gutter was deemed inadequate for water runoff and Wendell quickly had additional downspouts installed. We have been very satisfied with the quality of work and the professional work ethic of all staff.”

David & Dona McColloch
Sun City, SC


“We want to tell you how very pleased we are with the completed job. The materials, workmanship and work men are great. We are in the room for morning coffee and evening cocktails. I read in there during the day. Stop by when you have a minute to see it and us.” -Judy and Bill


“When we first moved in you installed hurricane shutters and an awning on our home and provided very good follow up customer support. Luckily we have not used the first and very much enjoy the latter. We also use your son’s company to power wash our home. We would like now to replace the carpet in our great room and halls and replace them with engineered wood flooring (tongue and groove tile so to speak). I believe that you might be able to help us with that. We have a sample of the flooring that we like. Please contact me at your earliest convenience so you can come by, take measurements, etc. Looking forward to seeing you again.” -Rich W.


“We invited Bob and Marilyn Yankees, good neighbors and friends, over yesterday to see our room addition done beautifully by you in 2008. They seemed to like it very much and were impressed with the workmanship. We of course recommended you highly as we usually do when given the opportunity. We assured them that the promises you made were promises you kept throughout our project. Your work ethic was unquestionable. We are sure they left here with you at the top of their list. We hardly recognized you in your photo since you are just a shadow of your old self. You have slimmed down considerably. Have a great day. God’s blessings to you and your family.” -JoAnne and Bill S.


“t has been a pleasure working with you, your crew and we are very happy with the way the room turned out. The quality of workmanship and your hands on involvement in the project was evident from the beginning. I will certainly go by the Standards office and fill out the comment section and if you would like to use us as a reference please feel free to do so. As for the key just drop it in the mail as I’m not sure when our move in date will be.” -Bobbi and Fred W.


“Wendell and Coastal Homes and Sunrooms are great. When my wife and I renovated our Hilton Head Plantation home, Coastal Homes beat all competitors. This was no small job, the entire home was gutted and they doubled the kitchen into a large gourmet kitchen, added a large laundry room and also added a huge 2 car garage. Along with this, all electrical work was rewired for 200 amp, entire new air conditioning system with all new ducts. Tankless water heaters, all doors and windows replaced. All new plumbing and entire new driveway with complete landscaping to boot. Great price for level 3 work…pretty much expanding and rebuilding the existing house. TWO THUMBS up to Coastal Homes and Sunrooms for one fantastic job. Thank you for my brand new home!” -Phillip and Jill B.


“We love, love, love our sunroom! We’re out there all the time playing games, reading, entertaining, listening to music. It’s so well built and everything we hoped for and more. Thanks Wendell!” -Helene & Dale H.


“Rosalind and I contracted with Coastal Homes and Sunrooms to build a Lindal Sunroom. After receiving approvals and permits were approved and materials were ordered construction began in May. Coastal designed a 332 sq. ft. L Shaped sunroom that accommodated a dining area and connecting sitting area. During each stage of construction we were advised of the process that would take place. Not only were all processes timely but the workers were polite, professional and were extremely conscientious about keeping the home area very clean. After each stage of construction Wendell Varnes was on site to review the quality of work and materials. Now that our sunroom is complete Wendell continues to follow up with us to be certain we are satisfied with Coastal Homes and Sunrooms. After having owned 12 homes over 30 years, many with rebuilds and additions, Rosalind and I are pleased to refer Coastal to anyone considering a home or addition. They have been the most complete and professional company we have contracted.” -Michael and Rosalind G.


Mike and I just wanted to thank you for the terrific job you did on our sunroom addition. Construction is always difficult enough but particularly when you are in New York for most of the project. Even though we were not there, we had confidence that all the work was being done in a timely and professional manner. You never let us down! We especially appreciate your handling the revision to our plans and the results were better than we expected. It also was helpful that your company handled all phases of the construction from heating and air conditioning to flooring and even landscaping. We would highly recommend Coastal Homes and Sunrooms to anyone considering a building project in Sun City or the Bluffton area. Thanks again Wendell and your entire crew for making us such a great sunroom! We can’t wait to use it!” -Mike and Deb K.


“I was a customer for Southeast Homes (Wendell Varnes). Mr. Varnes was referred to us through Nationwide Homes. The project was a 3/2 coastal, 2 story-2,100 square foot home built on piers. We were building a part time home in South Carolina but our home state is Georgia. We were nervous about the process since we were out of state and not readily available to be on site. Mr. Varnes made this process very smooth and he was easy to work with. He would always interject his ideas and suggestions throughout the process. We only had to meet a couple of times throughout the entire process. We handled communication via the phone and/or email. The home turned out beautifully and more importantly well built. The home was built to code and all permits and inspections were done with no issues. There were some “punch list” items as you will have on any new construction and those items were taken care of timely. Mr. Varnes has good solid employees/contractors that he uses for various stages such as plumbing, sheet rock, paint, electrical, roofing….etc. I personally met many of the subs at the job site and was very comfortable with them and their work. Mr. Varnes still has a key to my home, even though it is done for some afterthought items I wanted to get done. I have full trust and confidence in him. Mr. Varnes is a man with integrity, ethics and morals and I highly recommend him for any construction job.” -Lyle D.


“The company has a wide area of talent to complete a project and a genuine concern for working with client to accomplish the job.” -Furman M.


“We are loving our beautiful sunroom and friends and family love it too. This addition was just what we needed to complete our home. Wendell and all of the workers did an excellent job. We would recommend Coastal Homes and Sunrooms to anyone interested in building their dream room.” -Anthony T.


“When we began to think of a sunroom addition to our home, we knew we wanted an open, bright, serene space. We were impressed by Wendell Varnes. He offered many suggestions as well as online photos of actual sunrooms that Coastal Sunrooms had built and actual customers in Sun City who were willing to allow us to view their additions. We were graciously welcomed into our Sun City neighbors’ homes and everyone we spoke with was extremely pleased with the quality of the workmanship. Our sunroom addition far exceeded our expectations and we invite you to visit.” -Susan & Ken W.


“We wanted to add a sunroom to our home and began by interviewing a number of contractors. Everyone was willing to work with us and provided their designs and estimates. Unfortunately none of the initial designs appeared to compliment our home and provide a functional area. We were almost ready to abandon our project when Wendell Varnes of Coastal Homes and Sunrooms contacted us to discuss our plans. He felt that he could develop a plan to satisfy our desires. Wendell went to work on the design and presented us with a design that he called a “WOW Room”. We liked his plan and contracted with him to proceed. The addition has been completed in a timely and professional manner. All of the workers were excellent craftsmen, courteous and organized. I would recommend Coastal Homes and Sunrooms to anyone. Almost everyone who sees the room for the first time says “WOW, what a room”!” -Earl & Florence M.


“We just wanted to tell you how delighted we are with the outcome of the added room. Your design and added suggestions were right on target. Everybody that sees it can’t get over how great it looks and is impressed with the workmanship. Your crew really outdid themselves. We cannot find one flaw in the the structure, outside or inside. I’m also impressed with the building time it took your crew to have the structure up, roofed, enclosed, drywalled and painted. All in two and a half weeks. By the end of September we had the floor tiled, furniture added and in full use. It passed inspection both by Pulte and the County with flying colors. May you continue to have great success in your business. We know you will because of what we have experienced.” -Jackie and Larry K.


“Built an addition to my home for my mother. Excellent work, very honest, on time. Wendell Varnes is a first rate person!” -Archie M.


“Lynn and I want to thank you for the new sunroom. It is BEAUTIFUL!!! And it turned out to be so much more than we expected. It really accentuates the beauty of the old oak tree and the outdoors. With all that glass it will allow us to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets and starry nights for many years to come. Thank you your patience with planning and replanning as we designed the room. You have a keen eye for envisioning the finished product. You made suggestions but never pushed us on decisions. For that we were grateful. We appreciated the high quality of work we saw and your attention to detail. Everything ran smoothly and no corners were cut. Nothing but the best for my reputable contractor. It’s apparent that you enjoy your job and you do it well. Seeing you get excited about the finished product was as much fun as spending my honey’s money. You were enjoyable to work with and not too much of a pest to have around.

Thank you to your employees, too. All conducted themselves in a very professional manner and took great pride in their work. They too were a joy to work with. You have some smart, fast, courteous, and STRONG workers. I still can’t get over the young guy who carried 10 2 x 4’s at once! And I would have loved to seen them put that sliding door in.

Before we left , we invited our neighbors over for a look. They couldn’t get over how much it changed the looks of the house and how big it felt. They loved the big windows and the dining room area. We even pulled 4 chairs into the sunroom and there was still plenty of room. People loved the color. You just gave me the light nudge I needed. Way to go, partner! The soft lighting was a very nice touch, too and was all we needed on. After a bit the guys headed out to the patio. They were amazed that they could hardly hear the girls talking inside. And what a riot watching those guys coming in and trying to open that door for the first time. No one is going to want to arm wrestle with me now. When the beer ran out they all headed home. I think the Craigs left excited to start their room. You gained a lot of respect that night, Wendell. When we return we will most certainly have you and the wonderful woman who runs your business over. We feel blessed to have found both a terrific contractor and new friend.

Take care and take time off to be with family and friends!” -Corby and Lynn C.


Coastal Homes and Sunrooms Is Praiseworthy! When we decided to convert our screened-in porch to a sun room, we looked at several offers. The one from Coastal Home and Sunrooms stood out because Wendell Varnes listened to our ideas and developed a plan which clearly depicted the final product. He was attentive to our needs every step of the way, often offering suggestions, and even taking the time to call from out of state, if necessary. The workmen and women were courteous and responsive to our requests. We are very pleased with the final product which exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Coastal Homes and Sunrooms!” -Robert and Beverly J.


“In February of this year, Coastal Homes and Sunrooms successfully completed a small renovation project in our home in Sun City Hilton Head. Wendell Varnes was very innovative and creative, providing several ideas and options, most of which were included in our plan. Our project started a few days earlier than scheduled and was completed on time. All of the subcontractors were competent, professional, polite and a pleasure to have in our home. Wendell was in daily contact with us and his subcontractors, often arriving during or at the end of the day to check on their work. He is meticulous and follows through on even minor details. Wendell and his crew are a first-class operation. We are very happy with our “new space” and recommend, without reservation Coastal Homes and Sunrooms to anyone wishing to obtain a fair and honest bid and quality work.” -Anne and Michael P.


“Please let Gregg know how much I like my bay window. He did a really nice job. It is a nice focal point to the bedroom. I love the big drawer and it opens and closes really nicely. Thanks to you and all your crew….I really love all of the new addition. Now if I could just get the rest of my house looking so nice.” -Bruce & Ellen P.


“Ellen and I love our new sunroom. I am in the process of completing a Modification Project Experience Form and since it has your name on it, it seems appropriate to me to run it passed you and get your approval and/or comments before submitting it. Any additional information or editorializing would be appreciated.

The modification submission/approval process:
The process was facilitated and made simple by Wendell Varnes. His knowledge of and preparation for each phase of the process was reassuring to us, especially since we were not present for all aspects of the project.

The project itself:
After garnering three estimates, we decided on Coastal Homes and Sunrooms, LLC, based primarily on their professionalism and the numerous glowing reviews we read. We are very happy with our decision. We would not do anything differently.

The contractor:
We were very impressed with Mr. Varnes’ presentation and obvious construction knowledge and skill level. Work was done in a timely fashion and the project superintendent was on site every day. During the times we were away, he would email us photos and descriptions of the progress made. We highly recommend Wendell Varnes and Coastal Homes and Sunrooms, LLC.” -Bob C.


“The building and entire process was beyond our expectations, we are extremely pleased, and we will highly recommend your company to anyone who asks. From our initial meeting with you, for the estimate, to the completion of the job we felt very comfortable in asking questions or making requests. Your Christian attitude assured us of your honesty and integrity from the beginning, and all contractors worked in a timely and professional manner while at our home. I can’t say enough about Dale Gommer’s (our foreman’s) response to ALL of our requests. He answered calls, when we left messages, in a timely manner, even one when he was on the way to the hospital in NC, to see his son who had been involved in a bad car accident. Dale had someone over that day to complete our request, even after full payment had been made to you. If we have any remodeling to do in the future, we will certainly call Coastal Homes.

May God continue to bless you and your beautiful family.” -Barbara and Bucky G.


“Just a note to thank you for a great power wash and window cleaning. Special thanks for following up on repairing some minor paint damage to the porch roof. Dale came and inspected the area and was able to match the color. The gentleman who did the painting, (of the entire area ) did an excellent job. Please convey my thanks to all.” -Dom A.


“Another great job by the Coastal Homes team!”


We were extremely impressed with the CHS Web site. I was especially impressed with the covered topics especially the “Talk of the Town” segment. Most company’s don’t explain the critical issues surrounding the use of contractors and the various importance of insurances, bonding, licenses, inspections, etc. These are really critical questions which need to be answered regarding any home improvement project. Additionally, continuity and experience of contract force. Your selling points are spot on in the video. We surely enjoyed seeing our sunroom in the Web site. We very much enjoy the room and are very happy with the outcome. Good job.” -Bob & Marilyn