My husband and I contracted Padula Builders to do a renovation and addition during the spring/summer of 2006. It was quite an extensive undertaking and we needed to remain living in the house during construction. Each day the workers would arrive promptly at 7:30 a.m. and begin work. They were always courteous, respectful and congenial during the entire 8 months of their employ in my home. All materials were ordered in a timely fashion and came from equally professional establishments. We never experienced delays or periods of time where work was not being done on my premises. I felt very comfortable with the sub-contractors, e.g.plumbers, HVAC, electricians, painters, drywall installers, siding etc. We were totally pleased with the professionalism and attention to detail that Lou Padula showed and he personally inspected the site on a regular basis. He may not have been the cheapest bid we received but we feel we got the highest level of work and have no regrets. The job was finished right on time and we even got to celebrate Christmas in our newly remodeled home. Thank you Lou!

Rita Sherman

First class all the way! Beautiful workmanship. The whole team was terrific, took pride in the work and conscientiously followed through on all requests. A pleasurable experience and on budget! Highly recommend.


Padula Builders’ has been a long time customer and is a model of our premier customer. Padula’s level of excellence & expectations makes everyone inside their network better at the job that they do. They are a building materials business partner that exudes loyalty, quality, & service. We are proud and fortunate to have customers like Padula Builders.

Builder’s General Supply

I am writing you a testimonial concerning the new home you built for us on the bay front in Toms River. This custom home was magnificent and you and your men did a great job not only on the home but also the custom made decking built into the pool. It truly came out great and you gave me a very good price to build our home . You and your staff were honest and dependable and could be counted on when something unforeseen came up. You gave immediate and attentive service and could always be reached. Thanks again for building Lorraine and I, a wonderful vacation home at the water.

Michael Finaldi Customer

When friends and relatives come to visit us now, they are astounded by the total transformation of our home. Usually the first question they ask is “WOW! Where am I?” But always the next question is “Who did the work?” We are always pleased to answer “Lou Padula”.

We live in South Seaside Park and needed more room than our little “summer house” afforded, so we decided to start from scratch and rebuild our dream house. During the research phase we interviewed about a dozen prospective contractors. We contacted people who lived in homes they had built. We talked to plumbers, odd-jobbers, building inspectors, etc. We heard a few complaints, a couple of gripes, even some real horror stories – but no one, no one had anything but glowing recommendations for Lou Padula.

We met with him and his wonderful office staff and liked them immediately. Except for the architect – we entrusted the entire job to Lou and his crack crews – the plumbing, the siding, the electric, the heating and air conditioning – we placed everything in his capable hands. And we are glad we did. Of course all decisions were ultimately ours but Lou’s helpful staff alleviated a lot of the pressure in the process.

I have worked in construction myself and was impressed when Lou picked up on inconsistencies in the plans which would have cost us greatly if he had just gone ahead accordingly, as most of the subcontractors I have worked with would have done.

The project was started precisely on time after the paperwork was approved (we appreciated the help with that also). Lou’s expert crew performed miracles in the shortest time possible, sometimes under extremely abject weather conditions. There was constant feedback and helpful money-saving tips at each and every step of the way. The crew members were accessible and amenable to any (realistic) changes we came up with. The office staff was prompt in answering all questions. Kudos to all.

Economy was not only foremost in our minds but in theirs as well. That is extremely refreshing and heart-warming. Any problems that arose were skillfully solved by Lou’s team of artisans. Regardless of bureaucratic red tape, we were happily surprised at how swiftly the job was done. On time and on budget.

All in all, we are ecstatic about our beautiful, comfortable new home at the shore. Every one we encountered associated with the Padula organization took great pride in the work they were doing and it showed. And we take immense pride in our new home and our judgement. Applause. Applause.

Scott and Judy Erdman

We have been in our new house almost three years now and I can tell you that we are enjoying it immensely. Time has shown that we made a great decision in selecting you as our builder. The quality of the construction is demonstrable as we have weathered the elements since we took occupancy.

Right from the beginning, it was a pleasure dealing with you and with your employees. We always found everyone to be professional at their jobs and in their dealings with us. I usually appreciated your suggestions in regard to the many potential problems that can arise in construction. You always seemed to try to keep me from making errors in my decisions. Fortunately, I listened – sometimes. As a result, we have a home that required only minor corrections during and after construction.

I also want to note that we have been extremely pleased with how you have handled any of our minor concerns after we took occupancy. It’s a tribute to you and the classy operation you run.

As you already know, we have and will continue to recommend you whenever the opportunity arises. Best of luck in all your future endeavors.

Thomas J. Dailey

Padula Builders did an incredible job building our new home. There were no surprises & everything was completed as promised, on-time & on budget. Lou & his team were always professional, honest & very pleasant to deal with. Lauren, Dave & Dan are all dedicated to providing a great result for the owner. We found Lou’s sub-contractors all collaborated to get the job done & worked as a team. They also were friendly, helpful & courteous. We have been in our new home now for a bit over a year & a half, and while there were some initial adjustments required, they were all handled promptly and to our satisfaction. Today we continue to point with pride to the job the Padula team did for us & highly recommend them to anyone.

Gloria & Dick Schrumpf

Dear Lou, I cannot thank you and your staff enough for the beautiful job you did in building our new office. Not a day goes by that we do not receive a compliment. Whenever introducing myself to new people in the area, they will more often than not comment on what a beautiful new building we built. From construction permits to color and material selections, you and your staff truly took care of everything so that I could focus on my business without the frustrations and headaches common in a construction project. Your employees and subcontractors were always prompt, very courteous, and did top-notch work. I would never consider another another builder.

J. Michael Hill Customer

We highly recommend Lou Padula, owner, and his firm, Padula Builders Inc., of Toms River, NJ for any modernization or new home construction project. We awarded Padula Builders Inc., a contract for modernizing the exterior of Dunes Edge Condominium located in Lavallette, NJ. This modernization project included rehabilitation of the building structure. Padula Builders’ performance in the execution of this modernization project was outstanding in both contract compliance and quality of workmanship. The cost of this modernization project, including the cost for all change orders that were directed by the home owners, was at the contracted price. There was no instance of a cost growth to the contracted amount. The scheduled completion date for this modernization project, including all additional work resulting from the change orders, was achieved ahead of the initial scheduled date for completion. Lou Padula’s firm was selected from a field of 15 contractors for the following reasons: their business report, personal recommendation, clear and responsive reply to the condominium owner’s statement of requirements, and price. Our high regard for Lou Padula is based on our experience using many contractors over the past 30 years. On a scale of 1 to 5, Padula Builders, Inc. ranks Number 10. We would definitely use them again and are proud to refer Lou Padula to you. We highly recommend Padula Builders Inc., for any new home or modernization project.

Dune Edge Condominium Customer

“We are ecstatic about our beautiful, comfortable new home at the shore. Everyone we encountered associated with the Padula organization took great pride in the work they were doing and it showed. And we take immense pride in our new home and our judgement.”

Scott and Judy Erdman Customer