Testimonials

Don, Just wanted to thank you, Brandon and all the Shades' crew for the awesome job on our "new beach house". The place turned out better then Rosalyn and I could ever have anticipated. Your workmanship and attention to detail is second to none. I will be in touch when we purchase the washer and dryer. We were very fortunate to find your company and hope to work with you on other projects in the future.

-Phil and Rosalyn


October 29, 2013, was a day that devastated many homes on the east coast, including my home in the Ocean City, Maryland, lower Delaware seashore resort area. Three and a half feet of water enveloped my bayfront rancher to the point that it was photographed and looked as if it was going to float away. Contaminated bay Water seepage of a foot and a half entered into several rooms, causing personal items to actually be floating when I was able to enter the home.

At devastating times such as Hurricane Sandy, there are many contractors who try to take advantage of the grief stricken homeowner, one of which I dismissed for not showing up and ultimately causing further damage to my property.

At the suggestion of an associate, I had the privilege of meeting Don Furbay, owner of Shades Home Improvements Contractors. Don was highly recommended for his work and I decided to give him a call. Within a day Mr. Furbay was at my home with a crew who immediately began steps to clear out the debris, personal contents, to initiate clean up and repair to my home in an attempt to prevent mold from further damaging my residence.

Since 1978 I have lived at the beach and have experienced various contractors in numerous jobs for me personally ,as well as for my real estate and business clients. NONE were as reliable and dependable as Shades Home Improvements. Like clockwork, they showed up on time and diligently remained focused on repairs /improvements to my home.

Suggestions were made by Don Furbay and his team which proved to be the right path in giving me my home back!

Not only is the home beautiful, but it is more functional and the improvements/repairs have increased the curb appeal and value.

From the painters, tile man, carpenters, electricians, plumbers that Shades Home Improvement networks, each and every one was professional, courteous and genuinely knowledgeable.

I would highly recommend Don Furbay and his team at Shades Home Improvements to everyone and welcome any visitors to my home to preview their work.

-Katherine Panco - Realtor


Just a brief note of appreciation for the terrific job your company did in remodeling our kitchen and bathroom. The quality of workmanship coupled with your design far surpassed my expectation. Having had several bad experiences with other contractors in the area I will not hesitate recommending your company to anyone. Aside from the job itself the fact that you AWAYS answered my calls and ALWAYS showed up when you said you would, that in and of itself makes for a refreshing change.
I wish you continued success and hope to see you soon.

-Bob Diggers - Bopat Electric Company, Inc.


Hi Don, just wanted to thank you again for the outstanding job you did in our home. It was beyond all of our expectations and beyond anything we could have dreamed of. Thank you for your honesty, integrity, craftsmanship and great ideas. Can't wait and looking forward to Phase 2!!!!

The Vurckio Family


Every detail of your remodeling work is beautifully executed. I could not ask for a more considerate and thoughtful contractor whose skills match his character. You have the best understanding of our projects and your company has the proven qualifications necessary to successfully complete our projects properly, within budget and on time. From the design phase to demolition and from construction to the finishing touches, you have proven on various occasions to be a professional craftsman. It is obvious that you take pride in your work and good care of the homes you work in.

David W. Bradley, Bradley Construction


Our condo in Ocean City was an old seasonal beach place in need of major renovations. Your company did a masterful job incorporating all the changes we requested, but at the same time retaining the integrity of the “old beach house” feel. Four years later we are still very pleased and wouldn’t change a thing. We feel fortunate to have you as our contractor and friend.

Charlie and Jean Reichelt


For over 15 years we have called upon Don to help us make our beach house in Ocean City, Maryland more fun, beautiful and functional. Clearly, the results of his efforts have been outstanding for us and our many friends who visit each year. From new furniture, bedding, appliances and audio-visual equipment to completely redesigned bathrooms and kitchen, designer painting and new trim as well as new floors and carpets, Don’s creativity and perseverance have been incredible. In fact, Don sometimes makes decisions on his own, and we say, “Go Ahead!” Mary and I give him our highest recommendation.

John Brock, Chairman & CEO, Coca-Cola Enterprises


Over the years we have done many home improvement projects – some very extensive and others much smaller. Don Furbay of Shades Home Improvements has proven to be the at the top of our list for contractors. He is very talented in many areas, starting with ideas in design and ending with the exceptional finish work. We’ve had some good and some not-so-good experiences with other contractors over the years, and we have come to trust Don Furbay to the extent that when we plan a project we just say to Don, “You decide and do it!”

Warren & Susan Nock - Ocean City, MD & Cincinnati, OH


In the past few years we have performed many repairs and upgrades to our three building, 75 unit condominium complex. While we have interviewed and even employed other contractors, we have been unable to find anyone who can even come close to Don’s level of professionalism, construction competence and desire for a positive outcome. The painting and interior drywall work is outstanding. Roof, window/slider flashing work and water infiltration diagnosis has been excellent. Your personnel have always been courteous and your follow up and billing have always been consistent and accurate. I am confident that every owner in our development feels that we have received an excellent value and we heartily endorse your services.

Bryan C. Carney


“Quality can be described in three words for Shades Home Improvements and owner Don Furbay! Three C’s: Competent – excellent craftsmanship. Caring – attention to detail, your home will not look the same! Communication – will keep you informed. He is honest and a pleasure to work with.

Tom Curcio

"For over 15 years we have called Don Furbay to help us make our Ocean City, Maryland beach house more fun, beautiful and functional...Don's creativity and perseverance has been incredible. In fact, Don sometimes makes decisions on his own, and we say, "Go Ahead!" Mary and I give him our highest recommendation."
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- John Brock, Chairman & CEO, Coca-Cola Enterprises

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