The critical points in the construction of our home were:
1. We were kept in the loop and there were no surprises.
2. There was exceptional attention to detail.
3. Our home was on time and on budget.
4. We wanted quality and Doug gave it to us.
It has been 10 years and very little maintenance has been needed.
- Bill & Lou Wirin
With respect to Doug Baxter, I found him to be completely trustworthy and very knowledgeable in all facets of construction from foundation to finish work, including all operating systems. He is thorough and does his homework, which I appreciated. It was clear that he always had my best interest in mind. I fully respected his design expertise and found myself increasingly asking for his thoughts and input on my layout and finish ideas. He was a very valuable resource in that regard. Doug was also very responsive, easy to contact, kept me fully updated and informed, and never too busy to listen to my ideas.
I consider Doug Baxter and Batir Construction to be the very best in the construction industry. I would, without reservation, recommend Batir Construction to any prospective home or commercial building owner.
- William B. Eckhardt
Batir Construction has performed several commercial interior remodel projects as well as an exterior remodel of our Commercial Building in Soldotna. Batir performed admirably, always very conscientious of the existing Tenants, Job site was always clean & the work performed was top quality.
I will use Batir again for any commercial project.
- David Borer, CPM
Manager, Quality Investments 1, LLC
"Batir Construction helped create and build my dental clinic in Kenai, AK. Doug was involved from the start and helped with design and space planning. He had many ideas that we incorporated into the clinic with a fantastic result. Mr. Baxter did what not many contractors do; he came in below his estimate and was finished with our building before the completion date.
I have never seen a contractor as organized as Batir is. The chedule was laid out systematically and followed to the day. When the plumber was scheduled, the plumber was there. Everyone fit together seamlessly so no conflicts arose with the scheduling. Mr. Baxter’s team of carpenters and subcontractors flowed smoothly like a well-oiled team. I would highly recommend their services to others."
- Jay Rohloff,D.D.S.
"We will never be able to thank Batir Construction enough for the beautiful home Batir built for us! Doug and his crew are truly gifted. The heart, soul and tears have given this home a level of comfort that can only come from people who are passionate about their art.
Char and Paul Delago"
"While visiting from North Pole for a week of red fishing in Soldotna, we came to Doug with only a piece of property, a very basic idea of what we wanted and no experience whatsoever in building a home. After several meetings, over a week, he had developed a plan that we loved, and within 2 weeks we were breaking ground. He was happy to make the decisions we were uncomfortable with or did not have the time to research ourselves. He was proactive on helping us control costs though still achieving the results we wanted. We could not be happier with the entire process and especially our new home. Thanks, Doug and the whole Batir crew!"
- Tyler Moffett & Heather Callum
"We were building for the very first time and had no idea what to expect. We soon found that Doug and his crew were very professional, organized and respectful of our needs. Doug’s subcontractors, budget and timeline for construction were right on schedule. We are proud to let others know that Bâ tir Construction built our beautiful commercial building and are soon to build our dream home."
- Brent & Debra Hibbert
"We could not be more pleased with the quality of the construction of our new Batir Home! We were particularly impressed with the long term relationship Doug Baxter has with both his experienced employees and loyal subcontractors who worked as a team to deliver our new home on schedule.
Doug's personal involvement at all stages of the project from design and site location to suggesting various modifications during construction was most appreciated. Throughout the project Doug desired to better understand our particular needs and delivered a finished product that exceeded our expectations.
We would recommend Batir Construction without hesitation to anyone contemplating building their custom dream home!"
- Bill & Nancy Muir
“ Bâ tir Construction is one of the best general contractors on the Kenai Peninsula. We’ve used Bâ tir to expand our commercial properties and to build our home.
Doug is very respectful, communicates well and provides a very high-quality product on time and on budget. It’s always been a great experience to work with him and we would recommend his company to anyone.”
- Guff & Colleen Sherman
"We thought the decision making process would be overwhelming, but Doug's organizational skill and guidance turned our building experience into a pleasurable one. The quality of our Bâ tir home, and the attention to detail, continues to impress us."
- Roy & Sharri Whitford
"Doug is by far the best builder on the Kenai Peninsula. We are talking to him about
building us another home."
- Bob & Lanie Hughes
"Doug prepared a very detailed construction contract for us. He made suggestions that would save us money without compromising quality. He was open to changes (unlike many other contractors). He had innovative ideas, showing us pictures or taking us to other homes so that we could visualize them."
- Will & Jane Madison
“ We love our home, and so does every guest we’ve had over the years. The crew at Bâ tir Construction are the best craftsman on the Kenai Peninsula.
Doug has a capacity to see things missed by others which made our home even better than the original plans. Thank you for the terrific job you did for Suzanne and I. We’ll refer anyone looking for a custom home to you, not because you’re my brother, but because you are the best custom home builder on the Kenai Peninsula!”
- Ross & Suzanne Baxter
“ I am so grateful to my friends who recommended Doug. I have built two other homes, in the South, and neither compares to a Bâ tir home. Doug took my hand drawings, improved them and built a home far exceeding my expectations. It was unbelievable, especially considering that I was in Memphis and only made two visits during construction!"
- Pat Eason
"When we first met with Doug, we had a huge file full of random ideas for a house, but no real vision of how to pull all of these ideas together. Doug took the good ideas and made them even better. More importantly, he wasn't afraid to tell us (based on years of building experience) when our ideas weren't very good.
The Bâ tir crew and subcontractors are some of the most talented craftsmen on the Peninsula, and helped us incorporate the personal touches that make our house a home. Our home is beautiful, functional and is perfect for us. Building with Bâ tir was an exciting and enjoyable process, and after 5 years of being in our home, we are still thrilled with our decision to build with Bâ tir."
- Scott & Tammy Steindorf
“ Batir Construction built our first home in 1986. Doug handled all the details from stem to stern and made it all come together. We received Quality, Innovation and Value, which is why we went back to Batir in 2000 to build our second home. Batir manages its jobs closely and is on top of details, Doug personally takes the high road and makes it right and that is what makes Batir your personal professional. Thanks to Doug, Bob and the crew.”
- Mark & Diane Gerber
Doug was very easy to work with and his intent was to build just what it was that we wanted. He asked for general information like the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, how large we wanted it, and what our budget was. Our ideas were improved upon by Doug and his input. We are so very happy with our home. We could not have asked for anything more.
Thanks Doug and crew!
- Gary and Kris Couveau
"Thank you again for my beautiful new house. I love it! You're the absolute best builder around and a great guy too! Give my thanks to your crew!"
- Harriet Seibert