"I have always believed that a stellar reputation is the backbone of any successful business. To that end, we take the responsibility of building our Client's dreams very seriously. High quality materials & workmanship, constant communication, attention to every detail, and a happy new Homeowner are the keys to a successful project".


– Dean A. Adams

Here's what some of our Clients have to say about their experience.

Dean built a gorgeous home for us. His expertise and attention to detail led to the creation of the custom home of our dreams. He runs a tight ship and personally attends to (and resolves) the inevitable issues that occasionally arise during a process this complicated. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with Dean again!


Meg Maley, RN, BSN

Dean is a hard working builder that is dedicated to completion of the finest quality afforded per project. Enjoyed all aspects of working with him on several projects.


Michael Fiscus

I have used Dean's services for several construction projects in Ocean City and his work has always exceeded my expectations. Dean is extremely professional and reliable and I highly reccomend his company for projects of all sizes.


Timothy Long

Working with Dean has always been a pleasure. The outcome second to none. I would highly recommend Dean and his company.


Beth Achuff



I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you and your staff for all the hard work in restoring our house.


Recognizing that our house was considered an historic structure we knew that we would encounter some challenges. Working with you, your staff, and our architect we were able to overcome considerable, and at times unreasonable, zoning and permit demands, never losing sight of the end goal. As you know we considered other builders for our project. After what we went through, you certainly confirmed that our decision to work with you on our construction was a good one. We never felt alone to deal with the bureaucracy.


Even while we had to navigate through the issues above you stayed focused working to make our house a real showplace of the neighborhood. The skill and craftsmanship exhibited by your crew and contractors was evident throughout the project. Working in an existing neighborhood in tight spaces you also showed respect for our neighbors and their property. Your personal attention to detail and time spent with Karen and me allowed us to make choices about the house that gives it a character that we would not have achieved elsewhere. The final product has the fit and finish we are proud of as should be you and your associates.


Thanks for making our vision to refurbish our home a reality that exceeded all of our expectations. See you around town.


All the best,


Mike and Karen Pessiki

We would like to thank Dean Adams Custom Builder for an incredible job on the construction of our home at 64 Morningside Road. We had the pleasure of working with Dean for five months customizing the interior to meet our needs. Throughout the building process, Dean demonstrated a personal commitment and concern to complete the work as if he owned the home. He was dependable, conscientious, cooperative and always available to discuss any concerns. Likewise his employees showed quality workmanship and respect for our property, leaving it clean and neat each evening.


It is hard to believe we have been in our home for a year. The minor needs over the past year were always completed in a timely manner. Family and friends have seen our home and are very impressed. More importantly, we are happier than we ever expected to be with all of our decisions we made in customizing our home. Dean's dedication and the hard work of his sub-contractors are the reason behind our happiness and we would not hesitate to recommend Dean Adams Custom Builder to anyone interested in building a first class custom home.




Rita & Sam LaRosa

Dear Dean,


Over the past two years I have called upon you to provide your services as General Contractor for two significant projects. You and your team have done an outstanding job in both situations.


The new home you built for us at 64 Morningside Road in Ocean City was unique, complex, and the product of 18 months of land use planning and building engineering on your part. While we would have liked to moved in, circumstances dictated that we had to place the house on the market during construction. When Buyer was attained during the building process, it was your co-operation and building skills that “re-customized” the home to satisfy both parties. The house turned out great and everyone is very pleased!


You are now acting as the GC for a significant rehab or our bayfront property. The scope of work is complex and required you close attention. As we are nearing completion, we are very satisfied with the results.


Thanks for a job well done!




J. Ronald Denney


Dear Dean,


As we are nearing the completion of our home at 121 Bartram Lane I would like to offer this testimonial of your organization’s performance.


After soliciting competitive bids for the construction of our home from a number of local Ocean City builders we selected Dean Adams.  To this day we can say we made the right choice.  We cannot imagine others providing the time, energy and conscientiousness of consulting with us throughout the process.  You would think Dean was building the house for himself.


The true test of relationship is when events or circumstances do not go according to plan.  We had a few of those; not the result of Dean or his team’s actions but as a result of consequences that could not have been anticipated.  Dean, Margann and Kelly proved their mettle and handled these challenges with a level of professionalism not often experienced.


The true culmination of who Dean Adams is was experienced when our neighbor, who while keeping watch over our property, was startled one evening at 10:00 when someone with a flashlight was walking through the building.  It was Dean checking on the day’s work.  Rest assured no other Ocean City Builder, custom or volume, works with this level of conscientiousness.


Our home is what we expected and more.  We wish Dean, his team and the sub-contractors who made the successful completion of our home possible only the best.






Regina and Tim Kardish

Just one look around the island and that was enough to convince us that there was one and only one builder for our home renovation, Dean A. Adams. We did not even consider another builder because we were so impressed with his custom built homes and beautiful home renovations. After our initial meeting with Dean, that pretty much sealed the deal.


We came to know Dean as a very personable, very knowledgeable, very accommodating and extremely creative individual. His design sense and extraordinary vision are beyond compare. What began as a renovation quickly became a transformation right before our eyes. Dean took a 40 year old home and transformed it into a beautiful new abode both inside and out. Since communication is key with any project, Dean kept us constantly updated on the building progress and always contacted us when an important decision needed to be made.


Adams Contracting is also very particular about its subcontractors. We were amazed at their high quality of workmanship. Dean's regular crew, under the tutelage of Zach Mayfield, Adams Contracting's Project Manager, are highly skilled craftsman. Their workmanship is also quite impressive with precision and attention to detail being paramount. They truly took pride in their work and there was never a time that we worried about the security of our home because they are also very honest and trustworthy.


Command Central, a.k.a. Kelley, Margann and Diego, Adams Contracting office staff, are the heart of the organization. They too were always very accommodating and always made you feel welcome. It was such a pleasure working with them and their contribution to the company is invaluable.


I might add that there is a level of stress with any renovation but Dean had a way of minimize the stress, in fact, he always made it go away. His ultimate goal is to make his clients happy, something he always did with us and with a smile on his face.


Compliments abound from our family, friends and even strangers when they see our new home. There is no doubt in our minds that we made the right decision in choosing Adams Contracting. Dean and his exceptional company come with our highest recommendation. He will continue to be our first and only choice for our next project.


Thanks Dean for a job well done!


Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Picard

We wanted to take a moment and compliment you on the project at 605 Wesley Avenue in
Ocean City, NJ. We acquired this property with the intention of having it renovated, and we were very pleased with the end results of the property. It is really astonishing to see the changes from the start to the finish.


Overall we were very impressed with the project management and communication. In any
project of this magnitude, communication and timeliness are critical, only trumped by quality of work of course. You exceeded our expectations for all aspects of the project. You worked very well with the historical society, and with the town to ensure we were meeting all requirements.


The real reward is enjoying the property with our family and friends. We contracted in late January for the renovation of this property, and we knew you had a full schedule. We did not
expect to utilize the property until August or even until the following season.


We would like to express our appreciation for your communication and follow up, and
reasonable solutions for when we encountered the "UNEXPTECTED." When you take on the
major rehabilitation of a property that is over 100 years old, you are guaranteed to find things that were not reasonably anticipated. This can quickly destroy a budget. You were reasonable, and provided potential solutions that were always cost effective, while not sacrificing quality.


We were thrilled that we were able to start using the property and able to have a party for our friends and family for the fourth of July!


Thank you and we look forward to future projects with you.


Don and Laurie Holland

I wish to thank Dean Adams, his affable staff, Kelly and Marg. Ann and his very competent employees and contractors for their proficiency, professionalism and punctuality in getting our scheduled work done in such an outstanding manner.

This is the first time that I had dealt with "ADAMS CONTRACTING" and it will not be the last. Usually experiences like this are fraught with pro's and con's but I have to say in all candor that my experience has been universally positive. Since their work ethic is paramount, the problems are minimal and given a problem or two; once addressed they disappear quite literally over-night.

The finish product is beyond our dreams and my wife and I thank Dean and his staff profusely for their excellence and exemplary efforts. Bravo, to them and many thanks for making our place look new again. I can't say enough about how grateful that we are for choosing "DEAN ADAMS CONTRACTING".


Phil and Rita Klauder

My husband and I first met Dean several years ago when a friend recommended him for some work that we needed done on our condo in Ocean City. Dean did work for us several times and we were always very pleased. When we told Dean we were interested in buying a single home in Ocean City he personally showed us some of the houses he was in the process of constructing. We were extremely impressed with the quality and workmanship and after looking at a handful of other builders we failed to find anything that was up to Dean’s standards.

Dean found the property for us, demolished the existing house, and continued to work closely with us during the design and construction phases. We have been in our home now for a year and could not be happier with it. Our friends and family love the house and are always impressed with Dean’s work.

Dean, Zack and their crew are all extremely professional and if there were ever any problems they were addressed in a timely manner. We highly recommend Dean Adams Custom Builder to anyone who is looking for a contractor.

Our thanks to Dean, Zack, Margann, Kelly and Crew.

Charlie and ToniAnn Christou

During our search for a new home we were very fortunate to find a quality home built by Dean Adams Custom Builders. We immediately recognized that the home’s standard features and high standards of construction far exceeded the norm. Dean personally stands behind his work, is honest, and is very responsive to any need. We have very pleased with our new home and have had no problems with it.

Our home is very distinctive in every aspect of design and quality, and each room has its own uniqueness and charm from floor to ceiling. Dean and his team have been extremely accommodating and are always at our disposal to answer questions or provide assistance.

Dean’s “Adams Contracting” Division has also been a real pleasure to work with. From simple touch-ups, repairs, overall routine maintenance, or whatever other extras we have requested, Adams Contracting service after the sale has been second to none! Our experience with both Dean Adams Custom Builders and Adams Contracting has been 100% satisfaction.

We also would like to acknowledge the superb craftsmanship and professionalism of your crew and staff, for they are equally as committed to building a quality product. We are truly grateful and fortunate to have had an opportunity to work with such a fine group of people! We are extremely happy with our home and our relationship that we have, and continue to have with the Adams Custom Home Builder’s Team!!

David C. Marchese

I would highly recommend Dean Adams Custom Builders to anyone. Dean is extremely capable of building a superb high level custom luxury home. His personal attention to detail was second to none, and his staff was professional and courteous. Dean is a “hands on” General Contractor, and he was personally involved in our project from start to finish.

My Partners and I were extremely pleased with the finish product. We would not hesitate to use Dean Adams again for our next project. Anyone considering hiring Dean’s company for their next building project should feel free to contact me regarding our experience with Dean Adams Custom Builders.

Keith Portner
Portner Motors


We wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much we love our new home. The superior craftsmanship is continually noticed by all of our family and friends. We appreciated your persistent professionalism, attention to detail and top quality construction. During the entire building process you kept us informed regarding the progress of the house. You always answered our calls in a timely manner. Your addressed all of our concerns until we were totally satisfied. We appreciate you getting the house completed just in time for the summer months as promised. Obviously, we highly recommend you to anyone considering building a new home. Thanks again!


Alex and Angela

Dear Dean,


Just wanted to send a note of thanks for the wonderful experience we had in purchasing our beautiful new home at the shore. This was an important decision in our lives which was made so much easier with the support of you and your company.


During the initial purchase of the house, you took time out of your busy day to personally walk through the house inspection with us. You kept track of the minor issues that we discussed that day and summarized it up in a follow-up letter. We also asked for some additional modification requests and customizations to be done. You and your staff were able to have everything done by settlement.


Even after the settlement, if we had any questions or minor problems, within a day, someone from your company responded or was sent over to the house to resolve the issue.


We have lived in this house for 10 months and have had no problems. The house is equipped with high efficiency heating and air conditioning units that save us high electric costs and they maintain comfortable room temperatures. The equally efficient windows used in the construction also cut down on the outside elements of noise, glare and heat exchange. Internally, the house is extremely well-built with no structural issues.


We can honestly say that Dean Adams builds a house that is professionally constructed, functional, beautiful and has the latest amenities.


We have never been happier!


Bob and Virginia Menno

Dear Dean,

I want to thank your company for the excellent work done in the construction of my new home at 9 W. 15th St.

The craftsmanship and quality are exceptional.

Your workmen were very cooperative and did an excellent job.

Especially, thank you for your efforts in making sure the work was done in a timely manner. I appreciate your time and energy to make this project happen.

Please express my thanks to Margann and Kelly for their assistance in making things easier along the way.


Richard Nash

Our experience with Dean Adams Custom Builders could not have been better.

Dean and his staff were professional, friendly and helpful at every stage of the project. They truly listened to what we wanted for our home, and did their best to make sure that the job ran smoothly. We were kept well informed with the progress of the job, and all our questions and concerns were answered promptly and courteously. The workmanship is first rate, and we are delighted with our new home. Perhaps most importantly, our home was finished on time and we did not miss a summer! It is obvious that Dean and his entire company take great pride in their work.

We have and will continue to recommend Dean enthusiastically to anyone who wishes to build a home in Ocean City.

Loretta M. Kelly

Dean was the General Contractor for a 3 story mixed use building I had developed in Ocean City, New Jersey. During the process, he was very accessible, efficient with scheduling, and timely with completion. Dean was true to his word about specific dates, and upfront about potential obstacles. The project was completed in 2003 with great success! Furthermore, the building to this day has not had a single interior or exterior problem. Since the completion of that project, I have been affiliated with Dean and his company in other ventures, and plan on keeping our business relationship strong in the future.

Steven R. Howard

Recently we hired Dean Adams Custom Builder to construct a rather substantial single family home in the “Gardens” section of Ocean City. We were amazed at the professionalism, honesty, and punctuality of his company. Dean is definitely in a league of his own! We have already started two new projects with his company, and look forward to working with him in the future.


Frank J. Achuff
O.C. Gardens Development L.L.C.

“We have worked with a variety of builders over the years and by far Dean Adams has been the the best experience.Dean is smart, knowledgeable, professional and delivers a great product. Dean is a true custom builder and problem solver. He has an excellent administrative and financial staff and has true craftsmen working on the project.


Our architect and interior design firm worked well with Dean's organization due to Dean's respect for other professionals ideas and visions. Dean's sub contractors share Dean's client vision and are also easy to work with.


Building is a process that presents surprises and challenges along the way and Dean is accessible and works through them. We definitely felt that Dean was a partner and wanted the client experience to be positive. He was the right builder for us to select and we are thrilled with the end result.


We are happy to sing the praises of Dean Adams and his colleagues and wish him continued success and good fortune. He works hard and deserves it.” All the best,


Linda and Ed Loughlin



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