Ellen Short

If you are considering building a home in the Heber/Park City area, you would be wise to talk to Summit. Dave and Taylor are the best contractors in the area. We built our home while still living in Florida. This could have made things difficult but, Dave and Taylor kept us informed and in the loop every step of the way.
We were told numerous times, by the sub-contractors working on our house, that Dave and Taylor knew what they are doing and you could tell they were very highly respected. The flooring sub told us we were lucky we picked Summit because when we are done building our house, we will still like our builder. Now that our home is finished, we can truly say that we still like our builder. We consider them friends.
We couldn’t be happier with how our home turned out. Dave and Taylor are not just contractors who hire out all the work. They are physically there every day and most of the time they are working right along with the hired subs.
Professional, smart, honest, hard working and kind. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them and I would certainly use them again if I ever build again in the future.

Joyce Olsen

Dave Richards of Summit Contractors has built two custom homes for us. We’ve had an exceptional experience with both builds. His honesty and integrity were evident and his workmanship and attention to every detail made this process a great experience. As a contractor, he was very involved in each step of the construction. Meeting with us regularly to keep us involved in the decision-making process of our build. We love our home and have been completely satisfied with every detail. We would highly recommend him… highly! If we ever build again it would be with Summit Contractors…. But we are never building again this house is perfect!  

Bob & Sue

We hired Summit Contractors to do a major remodel on our home in Heber City last summer. Dave’s enthusiasm and professionalism made the project as painless as possible. He stayed within our budget and his accounting was completely transparent, so we knew that we got what we paid for. His subcontractors were all honest, polite and knowledgeable. We are so happy with our ‘new’ home and our neighbors are amazed at the transformation!

Blain Brown

Dave Richards has done numerous jobs for me over the years. He has built my home, remodeled my office, repaired rental properties, and advised me on numerous construction projects. He will always be my first and best choice that I turn to with all my building needs. He’s honest, organized, and finishes projects on schedule! This guy doesn’t cut corners. He does things right and his work product is quality plus! I recommend him without reservation!! Best in the building business!!!

Rick & Nancy Delacenserie

We are currently building the third home we have built with Dave Richards and Summit Contractors during the past ten years.  Throughout this time, Dave has proven to be extremely knowledgeable, reliable, and skilled at his craft.  He takes great pride in getting the job done right and done on time.  Dave has always approached our projects as a partnership with us – we have always felt that Dave’s overriding goal was to make us 100% satisfied with the finished project by providing top quality construction on a cost-effective and timely basis.  Dave is one of the most honest, sincere, hard-working, and reliable people we have ever dealt with, and we would highly recommend Dave and Summit Contractors to anyone seeking a satisfying construction experience.

The Hutchinson Family

We contracted with Mr. Richards to build a 4,200 square foot log home in the price range of over $500,000. The lot was located deep into the forest at an elevation of 8200 feet. Many of the problems that Mr. Richards faced in building at that elevation were:

  • A short building season before winter set in
  • Difficulties getting supplies delivered at a reasonable price and on time.
  • Getting the lot to “perk” so we could put a drain field in large enough for our home.
  • Dealing with underground water

With all these difficulties that Mr. Richards had to overcome he:

  • Had us in our home within 5 months
  • He supplied us with talented subs in every aspect of the building of the home.
  • He orchestrated getting the subs on site when they were needed so no time was wasted
  • We met regularly with him and were included in making the smallest decisions so that we felt we were part of the building process…

Mr. Richards treated the building of our home as if it were his own and took great care to make sure everything was to the high standards that he would want in his own home.

Our experience with Summit contractors was a very positive, enjoyable journey and I would highly recommend them.

Julian & Deborah Snow

Summit Contractors has turned our vacation cabin in Midway into a beautiful full-time residence… new roof, siding, windows, garage, driveway, floors, bathrooms, kitchen, heating system, fireplace, balconies, hot tub and large architectural addition.  He reconfigured the deck to avoid damaging accumulation of snow due to snow sliding off the roof.   He gave us important suggestions and references for various projects we decided to do ourselves.   We agreed on a price for each project, gave him our keys and went back to our (then) full-time residence in Pennsylvania. When we returned to Utah, we always found the project completed to greater than our expectations, for the agreed upon price.   We now live here in our retirement and give him our highest, unconditional recommendation.   He is, additionally, one the most honest and ethical people we have known.  Dave is one of a kind.

In summary, we would rate Dave Richards and Summit Contractors in these categories on a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being superb) as follows:

• Excellence in workmanship (10)

• Problem-solving ability (10)

• Best practices in management (10)

• Integrity in billing (10)

• Understanding and recommending community resources (10)

• Prompt responsiveness to large and small needs of clientele (10)