"I could not be happier with our new home! "

Watermark Review – Crowell Custom Build

My wife Anne and I could not be happier with our new home! We had spent 3 years modifying the design and waiting for the opportune time to start the build. We interviewed 5 custom home builders and after we met with Josh we contemplated canceling the remaining interviews. Josh surpassed our expectations on his methodical and detail oriented approach but most importantly to us he was trustworthy and honest. Our first impressions of Josh never wavered throughout the 10 month project and the result is a home that garners accolades and pride; most importantly the house is a direct reflection of us, Watermark’s and the subcontractors’ hard work. The house is as much ours as it is Josh’s and the crews – they poured a lot into it and it shows.

I am a Civil Engineer / Project Manager by profession and I can honestly say Josh is by far the best builder I have worked with both professionally and personally. Watermark is unmatched in quality, honesty, subcontractor management, and craftsmanship. We would use Watermark without hesitation again tomorrow if we built another house.

Walton Crowell
Anchorage, AK

"You guys are the BEST! "

When we moved to Alaska, our “plan” was to rent for a year or less, and then find and buy a home, move and settle, done. That was not what happened. After looking for well more then a year, we found some property and started to entertain the possibility of building. Living in a new state, not knowing many people at all, let alone contractors, felt really risky, but we took the plunge, starting doing our research. Enter Josh and Watermark. Josh is dedicated, personable, polite, passionate and hard working. After finalizing the design, we started to watch our vision become a reality under Josh’s direction. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Josh and his team’s attention to detail, responsiveness and just an overall ease in working with them. From day one, my husband and I both were impressed (and continue to be) with the quality of work and craftsmanship in our home. Whether you are considering a full construction build, or even a small remodel, I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend Watermark. You will not be disappointed, I promise you that! Thanks again Josh, Calvin, Rob and all of your crews. You guys are the BEST!

Minta Powelson
Anchorage, AK

"Our gratitude and appreciation for a job well done "

My wife and I want to express our gratitude and appreciation for a ‘job well done’ on our recent home remodel. Although selecting a contractor was somewhat of an exhausting process (we met & researched numerous companies), we know we made the right decision in choosing Watermark Alaska as our contractor. From beginning to end, we found Josh to be very professional, prompt, attentive, and very easy to work with. We worked hand in hand with him throughout the design & construction phase, and he and his crew/subs made our dream a reality. Josh kept us informed on project schedule and budget every step of the process, which we found to be invaluable in making many of the decisions that go into a sizeable reno such as ours. I want to thank Josh and his crew for all their hard work, professional attitudes, and positive personalities. You made this experience much easier and more enjoyable on me and my family than I could have ever anticipated. We would not hesitate to recommend Watermark to anyone considering a home remodel project! Thanks again!

Joey Hegna
Anchorage, AK

"Everything was precise, sharp, clean "

We used Watermark to update our kitchen, bathrooms and mudroom. Here is why we would go back to them every time:

  • Design – We had a general idea of what we wanted but had a hard time with some of the finer details. Josh gave design advice based on things he was currently doing or seeing in current homes/researching. This helped tie a lot of our ideas together into a complete picture.
  • Cost management – Josh was always looking for the most economic ways to deliver what we wanted, whether it was finding lower cost alternatives for a particular design feature or finding the cheapest way to procure materials. And the emphasis was always on quality.
  • Superior organization – Our renovation took place while we were living in our house. Josh did a great job of organizing/scheduling to minimize the impact on our daily life.
  • Attention to detail – the team took care of all of our belongings and cleaned up every night. We felt like they were doing the job like it was their own house (i.e. everything was precise, sharp, clean).

Brian Worthington
Anchorage, AK

"Hard working and polite "

I have known Josh Gifford for about two years and he is the general contractor on an extensive, old home remodel. Josh does beautiful work on wood finishes, trim, tile, and kitchen work. He expertly managed the excavators, concrete crew, drywallers, and electricians. The Watermark crew is a small group of hard working, polite people that I was satisfied to have working in my home. In addition, Josh is one of the nicest people I have ever met! I highly recommend Josh Gifford and Watermark Alaska!

Barb Jones
Anchorage, AK