CrossWorks Carpentry.."Where Every Nail Has a Purpose"



It has, and always will be my goal to provide my customers with the best service possible. Over time, many have stated how pleased they were, with the advice, services, and the final product provided. Because I have had such great response in the past, this resulted in future work for me.  This also enabled me to put together a page solely dedicated to sharing with you, the satisfaction of a "Job Well Done" so many have come to experience with CrossWorks Carpentry. My website is fairly new, and so when testimonials are provided to me, I will post them as soon as they come in. But simply.., the best advertisement is "Word of Mouth"


Robert Macomber/Cynthia Frye (Portland, ME)


Last year (2004) Mike and Craig did extensive work on our house.  
Remodeling our
dining room and attic were two of the bigger projects
that they did.  Mike provided valuable design assistance on both.  His
suggestions were excellent! They allowed us to increase the size of
our son's new attic bedroom and to remodel our dining room in a way
that is consistent with our home's Victorian design.

Both men were very easy to work with.  Our projects took months,
included other contractors  and involved several design changes. 
Throughout the process Mike and Craig were available to discuss any
issues that we had and they showed a lot of flexibility in coordinating
their efforts with the other contractors.

We are currently enjoying the products of their hard work.  Our
unfinished attic went from dark and crowded to being a bright and
usable space.  We appreciate their competence and professionalism!



Robert & Cynthia



Gordon & Janet Richards (Acton, MA)


As out-of-state owners, reliability was very important to us.  Mike and
Craig were available and kept us completely informed during the last two
winters as they renovated our
Peaks Island cottage.  The renovations required
tremendous, innovative problem solving - with odd angles, assorted woods and
uniquely shaped windows.  Their craftsmanship brought a continuity and style
to our cottage.  The "house that Jack built"  has been transformed into a 
lovely home and we are most thankful.



Gordon & Janet Richards



Ned & Karen Cabot (Portland)





WOW! We love the new look! It's better then we had imagine!

Thank you both for a truly top-notch job. You were both totally professional,

and at the same time responsive to our particular concerns.

We would hire you again in a minute, should a need arise.

We will also mention you to anyone who is looking for quality work! Please

do not hesitate to use us as a reference. Thanks for everything!!


All the Best

Ned & Karen Cabot





Mark Segerstrom ( Falmouth )




Dear Mike at Crossworks Carpentry 

I can't thank you enough for the work you finished at our house.  Not only did you perform the work to the highest of standards, but you were able to finish exactly on time and budget.  Since this was during the Christmas season it was greatly appreciated!!!  Thank you so much for all your help, and I hope to contact you in the future about additional work. 

Mark Segerstrom


Bob & Maggie Daigle (Portland)


In mid-2005 Maggie and I decided to build a kitchen / family room addition to our home in Portland.  We requested several bids from local contractors.  From this we had the opportunity to meet Mike and Craig. From the very start it was clear that they were both capable and professional.  They promptly delivered a well thought out bid that was competitively priced.  The project was sizeable, and had some interesting complexities.  Throughout the project they stuck to their word – and delivered a new structure (added to our existing 50 year old house), that was completed on time and at a quality / detail level that was above our expectations.  Several times during the project we had changes that were the product of Maggie and I seeing a “new possibility”.  In every instance, we presented the idea and were able to work with Mike and Craig to incorporate the resulting changes in design, project scope and timeframe – with Mike and Craig always open and adding insight into the new concept.  Today we have an addition to our home that we are quite proud of.  We give our strongest recommendation to the individuals.  They are highly capable, professional, and honest – people we consider to be good friends – quite a statement at the end of a construction project.

Please contact us if you’d like to discuss our experience of working with Mike & Craig.

Bob and Maggie Daigle, 77 Wellington Road, Portland Maine  775-0880


Rick Marble (N.Yarmouth)


CrossWorks quote was more than 10% higher than the lowest bidder, but we ended up choosing CrossWorks anyway. Mike put a lot of thought into our quote and anticipated many of the issues that the other contractors hadn't addressed. His quote also included low maintenance trim that adds to the finished look of the deck. Mike has been working steadily, as the weather permits, and has been making good progress. We've been very happy with the quality of work and will be recommending CrossWorks to our family and friends.

Thank you

Rick Marble


Elise Scala DeWaters (Scarborough)


As a seasonal cottage owner it is very challenging to get jobs done
during short stays, and harder yet to find a carpenter who has the time
available to give bids and to do the repairs during these stays.  Mike
was very responsive to our need to get repairs done before the renters
arrived. He was very thorough and timely with his work and the contract
he prepared was clear and complete.  I have recommended Mike to other
homeowners and will definitely call him again.



Brian & Katherine Caprio (Gorham)




“We have a rental home that had several doors damaged by tenants and hanging doors is not our forte.  We were given Mike’s name through a friend and we were so happy to have found his company.   Mike promptly assessed the situation and put together a detailed proposal for us that itemized the cost and scope of work.  Mike turned the job around very quickly so we didn’t have any downtime in renting the unit.  We are EXTREMELY happy with the final results of the new doors!   I will definitely use CrossWorks Carpentry again and I have already recommended Mike Gervais to friends in need of an honest and skilled carpenter.” 

-Katherine Caprio


Sue Picinich & Stanley Max (Scarborough)




Mike did a great job and we are really so pleased with his work. He
helped plan the job, and met with us a number of times before the work
began to do planning and address all of our questions and concerns.
Throughout the work Mike gave great and useful advice. The end result
looks beautiful.

We also appreciated the fact that the job was completed on time and on
budget, and that Mike was reliable in always showing up when he said he
would and making himself available all the time.

Since the job was completed several neighbors have stopped as they pass
the house to tell us how great it looks.  My family came to visit from
out of state and could not stop praising our "new" house.

Thank you so much Mike!





Jean Haeger (So. Portland)




The skylight looks great!!  I tested it out and was
able to remove the screen, open and close blinds and
window!  YAHOO!!  What a difference that will make!
You continue to impress me with your professionalism

and attention to detail! (not qualities I've been able to

find in abundance among the sub's I've hired up in Eustis,

so I'm particularly appreciative!)  Even to the point of an

immaculate clean-up?! Thanks again, Mike!  It's such a

delight to work with such a professional! 


Ben & Amanda Spaulding (Yarmouth)



"Recently, we purchased a house in Yarmouth.  It is
our first house.  There were many things about the
house we loved, however with the second floor
unfinished it was difficult to enjoy completely.  When
we found Mike, we knew that he was someone that could
help give us more living space and make our house
something that we would love even more.  We explained
to Mike what we envisioned.  He not only assisted us,
but gave us new ideas.  He was very creative in
thinking of ways for us to best utilize and enjoy our
space.  Mike was not only personable and creative, but
he also finished in the time he originally quoted.  We
went into this project knowing that things cannot
always follow a timeline, but Mike was very diligent
in making it happen.  We want to thank him for all he
has done for us.  He made our first house our home."


The Spauldings


Mary Fay Kattman (Marblehead, MA)



I am an out of state landlord and I can’t tell you how happy I’ve been with Mike’s dedication and follow through.  I recently had a water leak that required repairs to the toilet, bathroom wall and floor, living room ceiling and lighting.  Mike did most of the work himself and what required a specialist he arranged to have the work done.  It was an emergency situation and he responded as such.

He is honest and fair and is a perfectionist when it comes to the final product.  I would highly recommend him and plan on using him often in the future.



Brigitte Kingsbury (Cape Elizabeth)





Many thanks for all your great work! We are so grateful that

Bob & Maggie recommended you to us!


Take Care




Cynthia & John O'Hanlon (Portland)



Dear Mike,
We wanted to write you a quick note to thank you for your outstanding work.  When we took on our restoration project we had no idea the difficulties that we would encounter.  After being racked through the coals by a contractor who did poor quality work, charged for work that was not done and continuously missed deadlines, we were referred to you and instantly the project became to take shape.
Your work was of outstanding quality.  It was ALWAYS done in a timely fashion and we found you to operate with the highest ethical standards.  Needless to say, we wish that we had found you earlier and assure you will always be our first call when we are in need of any carpentry or construction services. 
Thanks for everything.
Cynthia & John O'Hanlon


Jen O'Connor (Portland)



I went with Mike for my project because I was so impressed with his

work on my neighbors' the Daigle's home.  He was great to work with and
offered several ideas and options with regards to the design of the
room.  Mike worked diligently and stayed on schedule and the project
was completed in a timely manner.  I am incredibly happy with my new
room and I have received several compliments form friends and neighbors.



Jen O'Connor











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