Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt

Dresden, ME

Matt Portela worked for our family as a skilled builder and master of difficult repairs.  In addition, he served as an efficient  contractor for other necessary services.  He was able to recommend   “responsible workmen in other fields such as plumbing, electricity, driveway paving, etc.”

Aside from his having performed much exterior and interior work on our house, he was a delight to have on the premises:  intelligent,friendly, and, during  household emergencies (which most families face) willing to step in with assistance.  All the aforementioned assistance being   entirely outside his job description.

A finer,  more experienced  builder, carpenter and repairman would be hard, if not impossible,  to find.

Our family gives him FIVE stars on a range of 1-5.

Rex J. Harrison

Bath, Maine

Matt Portela came highly recommended to my wife and I by Hammond Lumber Co., of Brunswick, ME. for a very unusual type of construction project on our roof trusses and a second project adding custom cabinetry and trim fixes as we replaced our W/D.

Hammond’s Project Planning Manager described Matt as an outstanding listener, problem-solver and an excellent framing and finish carpenter. He also mentioned that Matt works well with the lumber yard’s construction designers and engineers, and other lumber yard personnel. We learned Matt is also a man of integrity and has strong work ethics. Too many details for here, but I can say our repair project required thinking outside-the-box, collaborating with engineers and designers to come up with unique fixes, and use of top-of-the-industry materials.
Matt’s forte is building tiny houses, but that was not the case with our project; however, his ability to move and work in tiny spaces proved invaluable as much of our work dealt with working in very tight spaces.

Matt worked without any wasted motions and completed the job well within of his estimated timeframe. He left the jobsite looking spotless.
We are so very happy with the safety of our entire roofing system and absolutely love the look of our utility area – and, my wife can now reach everything.
Now, we highly recommend Matt Portela. Matt Portela is one of those unique carpenters who can handle any type of construction project. We are 100% satisfied.

Tracy Brent Huntington

Huntington Interiors

I am writing to recommend the services of Matt Portela of MP Customs.  I have been a interior designer for 30 years and have worked with matt for over 2 years now.  I would highly recommend him as an excellent builder and contractor and he is at the top of my list for any job, large or small.

Matt is more than dedicated when approaching and completing a project.  He has consistently produced high quality work in a timely manner.  He asks all the right questions and is an excellent trouble shooter.  he is pro active with innovative possible solutions and creative ideas.  He is conscientious and responsive and approaches all projects with enthusiasm and professionalism.  I am confident that any person or business hiring Matt will be totally satisfied.  I am positive that once you have worked with Matt, you will be hard pressed to find a better person for your needs.

As a designer, there is an ease in knowing that the project is in capable hands.  the process of the work and the finished product will be seamless and successful.  Matt Portela Customs stands behind their work and strives to please their clients.  Matt’s integrity as a person and builder cannot be surpassed.

Steve and Beth Brooke

Farmingdale, ME

Matt worked on our house for a major project last summer. It was a real pleasure to work with him and his team.  Matt showed his craftsmanship, leadership, organization, and kindness daily. He took input from us, as home-owners and improved it. He planned the project out and had materials in hand so the crew could work efficiently. He was careful to leave the work site safe and clean at the end of each day. He consistently used his excellent craftsmanship so the project was done to the highest standard. We look forward to asking Matt back the next time we need help.

David E. Winship  |  President

Knapp, Schenck & Company Insurance Agency

Working with Matt on our renovation project was a true joy.  He was incredibly responsive, his communication was exemplary and he came up with creative solutions to some unforeseen issues.  Matt truly cares about his work and his craftsmanship is impeccable.  I would enthusiastically recommend Matt to anyone!

George Oliver

Bowdoinham, ME

Matt Portela has excellent craftsmanship and clear communication skills, which made working with him for our two major renovation projects easy and reassuring. We knew before he finished whatever job he was doing that it would be done well and without unnecessary problems. He worked well with us as clients and we observed that Matt worked as well with others that he was managing with skill and without drama. He was always very clear and precise about what options there were, so we always knew what he was doing and what there was left to do on any task large or small. If carpenter-craftsmen got grades, Matt’s would be an A+. We would recommend him enthusiastically to anyone and have done so.