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John Young/La Mesilla Construction was the General Contractor for the renovation and addition to our 100-year old adobe house in Ojo Caliente. John assisted us in the design and budgeting phases, obtained permits, negotiated and oversaw subcontracts, put us in touch with the best suppliers, and allowed us to put our own crew to work on the project. This arrangement saved us at least twenty-five percent ($25,000) on the work, which turned out beautifully.


John was generous with his time and good advice, and was always available for questions and problem-solving. His expertise, contacts and comprehensive knowledge of every phase and type of construction were essential to the success of the project. John handled the many changes and challenges with grace and ease. He is also fun to work with, and became a real friend to us in the process.

John offered his three top priorities at the start: Safety, Safety and Safety. He loaned us thousands of dollars worth of equipment at no charge, to help us do the job safely and effectively. Our next three priorities were: Quality, Cost and Energy Efficiency. With John's good advice and assistance, we met all of those goals as well - we doubled the size of the home at a very low cost per square foot, super-insulated it, and effectively integrated high-quality modern components with the traditional Northern New Mexico architecture of the original structure.

We can recommend John Young and La Mesilla Construction to anyone seeking a reliable, honest and cost-effective partner for renovation work. (A new construction project would obviously be even easier for John to deliver outstanding service and product.)

Tom and Annette Kowal

La Mesilla Construction, LLC was our General Contractor from December 2009 to April 2010 for an Agricultural Storage – Zero Carbon Footprint Building we needed built. The Owner, John Young and his crew were a pleasure to work with. They completed the project with Professionalism and on schedule. Their quality of work and ethics exceeded my expectations. This project was a total of $78,555.00.

I would use them again if the need arises and would recommend them to anyone who is in need of a good reputable builder

Scott Backhaus, PHD

We used La Mesilla Construction as our builder for a Residential Renovation project from June 2010 through August 2010. We were extremely pleased with how easy it was to work with John Young and his crew. Throughout the project John kept us informed of the progress and had great suggestions that made it possible for us to save a lot of money.

We would happily refer La Mesilla Construction to other home owners who are looking for someone who will be honest, fair and do an excellent job.

Mark Gordon

In June 2011 La Mesilla Construction, LLC began a project at our residence to build and addition. That project lasted until April 2012. This project was $170,599.00. The Addition was a great success and we are very happy with our decision to use La Mesilla Construction, LLC. We found the owner, John Young to be very easy to work with and always had a solution to any of our concerns along the way. His crew and subcontractors were also very easy to work and performed their jobs with professionalism. We have a 2nd project that La Mesilla Construction, LCL will soon start. We would be happy to refer them to anyone in need of an honest, knowledgeable builder.

Michael Coop

La Mesilla Construction, LLC was our builder for a Storage Barn to Finished Studio Apartment project. I found the owner, John Young to be very honest, reliable and knowledgeable. I am so happy with the work that he and his crew did. They were extremely easy to work with and stayed on budget & on schedule. I have referred John Young to many friends who are in need of a good contractor and will continue to do so.

Lila Dow

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