Suzanne Bornschein

"We have worked with Michael and DCI for several years and he has become like a family member for the two of us who have trouble wielding a hammer. He renovated an entire kitchen in our 1874 house and knocked a wall down for us to expand our space. He added several of his own touches such as a transom window and pointed out that we could use the original wood floor under the carpet in the room annexed to the kitchen, thereby saving money and rehabilitating an original house feature. He is dependable, knowledgeable and really a doll. He comes through and is completely trustworthy."

- Suzanne Bornschein, East Side of Providence

Emily & Steve Shalansky

“Michael Blais of DCI/Design Contractors, Inc. did a great job redoing our entire kitchen. He was on time and on budget. We also had our outdated bathroom renovated and we are thoroughly enjoying the results. Michael is someone we trust and will always return to him for future projects.”

- Emily & Steve Shalansky, Providence, RI

Cia Tucci & Greg Sciarra

"We wouldn’t go anywhere else but DCI and Michael Blais for home improvement! We’ve enlisted his expertise for 4 significant projects along with some smaller ones too. His integrity creates confidence - he cares about our our house like it was his own.  On top of being responsive to our questions, he is also meticulous, has a great eye for detail and takes great pride in the final outcome. (DCI has helped us with) kitchens, bathrooms, interior doors, and a custom fireplace mantle.”

- Cia Tucci & Greg Sciarra, Providence, RI

Steve & Judy Deutsch

"Michael Blais of DCI/Design Contractors, Inc. renovated our 1915 Arts and Crafts style house into a 21st Century family home. His design expertise created an addition that transformed our outdated kitchen into a bright open family area. With his skilled carpentry, he also created cabinets, fine custom furniture, and moldings with exquisite attention to appropriate architectural details. He terraced the outdoors to create space for an English garden with seating, cooking, and dining. He reconfigured an unnecessarily large master bedroom into one with walk-in closets, a vanity sink area, and large bathroom. He capably maintained the exterior and internal systems for over thirty years. His interest in our beautiful home was equal to ours and his craftsmanship made our visions for it a reality."

- S & J Deutsch, NYC and East Side of Providence

Scott Levine & Suzanne Bornschein

"We have worked with DCI for several years on multiple projects.  Some have been big and some small.  Michael Blais does extraordinary work regardless of the size of the project.  We continue to get compliments on our kitchen remodel.  DCI has been a pleasure to work with.  We would consider no other contractor for any future projects.  We  have recommended DCI to friends who have had similar experiences."

- Scott Levine, Providence, RI

Jim Anderson

"DCI and Michael Blais have helped us keep our 120-year-old East Side Victorian working properly.  He has done both large and small jobs.  He designed and installed a modern kitchen and bath for a third-floor apartment with excellent results.  He was able to fix a disaster when a hot water pipe burst that destroyed the furniture, walls and original Victorian hardwood floor in the living room.  Mike was able to get the living room back in perfect shape, even the antique hardwood floor that was severely warped and damaged. Now, no one would know anything had happened.  He has been equally successful with many smaller jobs such as installing a new floor in the kitchen, putting handrails on a twisty staircase and fixing a bad leak in a more than century-old cast iron pipe.  DCI's prices are fair and the workmanship and design are first class.  Mike is reliable and easy to work with. DCI has my highest recommendation."

- Jim Anderson, Professor, Brown University, Providence, RI