"Andy Barber and CounterKULTURE build concrete pieces that are works of art. Not just counter tops, but fireplace mantels and surrounds, tub surrounds and even furniture. From our initial project working together in 2010 to this present day in 2014, we have always found that it's an artistic and creative way to go, when we get to put our cabinetry, furniture, etc. under his concrete designs. We have over a dozen projects together including his work in our showroom at 178A Bodo Drive." --Erik Enriquez. Fine Wood Interiors. "CounterKulture created the most beautiful, durable, environmental counter top I could ask for. They custom fit the counter, created a custom color -- dark green -- and finished the counter in a timely manner. It was important to me that the counter was made from local recycled glass and manufactured locally in Durango, Colorado. They also made two sinks for the bathroom that are a custom shape and color. I love having a counter and sinks that you won't see anywhere else and that make me feel happy every time I use them! No one knows more about the construction and durability of concrete counter tops than CounterKulture and I enthusiastically recommend them." --Jan Smith. "Andy and I have a few projects under our belts together and I can say with all confidence and honesty that his design offerings and exquisite artistic awareness are spot on with each style of home he's a part of. Matched with pricing that's very appropriate and fair, and product install/delivery as promised makes CounterKULTURE -hands down- our first choice for all of our custom concrete surface and furnishing needs. A true professional and artist, I look forward to many years of quality projects together." --Troy Dyer. Veritas Fine Homes. " CounterKULTURE created beautiful, unique, custom countertops for our new location! We couldn't have asked for a better experience working with Andy & everyone there. We sell concrete planters, as well as concrete coasters from CounterKULTURE in both of our locations, all of which are the highest level of quality. You won't find a more professional crew, or a more beautiful product, than what you get from CounterKULTURE!" --Urban Market Durango "I have spent the last 2 nights sitting on my couch looking at my new piece of artwork - my fireplace. It brings me so much happiness!!! I love it so much. I have spent hours looking at all the detail and never get tired of it. I can tell I will do that over and over and over - it’s so beautiful. Thank you soooooo much!" - Susan. Work completed 2008 and 2015 "It is a pleasure to recommend Andy and Character Builders! My passion and priority was to build as eco-friendly a house as possible. This included using local labor, local products and when possible, green products. I wanted all low VOC products and a house that was as energy efficient and water efficient as possible. I explained this to Andy when we first sat down and he agreed to support that goal. We decided to have a variable contract as a remodel is so difficult to predict. I also didn't want to go through being nickled and dimed on every contract change as I've found that to be stressful on other projects. Oh - I also said that I wanted this project to be stress free and fun for both of us and it was!!. His workers were always on time - I don't remember one delay. Andy gave me a detailed billing every two weeks which specified materials as well as labor. He checked in every day usually in the morning and evening and always let me know if that was not possible. He was also available at any time by phone or e-mail so our communication was fantastic - no surprises! Andy's expectations are very high - usually higher than mine! He takes great pride in his work and always understood that this was our house and our dream!" --Jan and Ken Smith. "Andy Barber and Character Builders have completed several projects for me, including a complicated deck replacement, installation of decorative columns, and remodeling of a media room. Andy is a great resource here in Durango - he comes when he says he will, does exemplary work, is reasonably priced, gives a full accounting of time and materials, and brings a level of knowledge to the project far above the norm. Andy does things right - and is a true cabinet maker rather than only a general contractor. My only regret is that I do not have a major remodeling or new construction that I could hire him to accomplish. He is the best I have contracted with over my 40 years in the business. Durango is lucky." --Thomas P. Berry. AIA Berry Facility Development. "Our house near Durango was built by Andy Barber (Character Builders) in 2004. To each phase of the construction (initial contracting of the infrastructure of the house, actual building of the structure, interior detail work, accounting and billing process) Andy brought knowledge, dedication to quality, honesty, hard work and great craftsmanship. Our house continues to bring us great satisfaction and pleasure." --Katie Dahlgren. Custom Home completed spring of 2005. "I've hired Andrew Barber(Character Builders) for multiple remodel and finish projects and he has always surpassed expectations. His work is timely, focused, and cost effective. Andrew's attention to detail, creativity, and innovation are bar none. He constantly strives to "solve the problem" and approaches each project as if it was his only one. What truly separates Andrew from the rest of the pack is his customer service. Andrew treats each and every client with respect and dignity and embeds in his work the continued education and dialogue needed to put clients at ease. I highly recommend Andrew Barber for any and all remodel, finish, or new construction projects, and would be happy to act as a referral for future clients." --Regan Bach. "We so appreciate all the work that Andy has done for us. He is not only a fine craftsman but also an artist, which is apparent in his - creative use of many different kinds of materials. His ability to think out of the box was so helpful in doing our remodel. He paid excellent care to details, finished the job to the our approval and was extremely patient with us as we often changed our minds mid course. We love our finished project as does everyone who comes into our home. As an added bonus Andy is extremely fun to work with. I can highly recommend Andy." --Maggie Bowes.