Peter gave us so much time and energy into our reshaping our backyard. He cut into our hill to create a flat yard while also installing a beautiful natural looking boulder wall and landscaped too. He spent many hours sending us ideas and kept us up to date constantly on his progress. He was always very transparent and surely over-delivered in the end. He truly committed himself to our project and worked to make our backyard absolutely breath-taking. I would highly recommend Peter and Pleasant View Construction for any of your house or outside needs!
"We purchased our home from Peter Switzer, Pleasant View Construction, in 2010. We set our eyes on the property and knew we couldn’t live without it. It truly is one of the most beautiful homes in all of St. Louis. The house is newer, yet built to have the look and feel of a true old English manor. Each area was given so much attention – with nothing to be missed. From the quality of the stone masonry to the hand-hewn, custom-stained walnut floors and the custom hand-forged ironwork (throughout the inside and outside of the home) to the stone fireplaces with breathtaking hearths – there was no stone left unturned or short-changed.
"Peter and his team not only crafted every inch of this masterpiece, they also meticulously landscaped the property, giving it the look and feel of an English countryside estate. We changed nothing in this home – nor do we plan on doing so! The unique structure and creativity put into our residence is something that you just cannot find anywhere. Our pool area is a sight to be seen – from a custom stone waterfall and hidden slide to a beautiful rock grotto. It leaves us with the best pool around – just ask all the kids!
"We have been in our home for four years, and even to this day, Peter is ALWAYS available to help us or stop by for anything that we may need, with no time wasted. I would highly recommend Pleasant View Construction and Peter’s crew – absolutely the finest!"
Pleasant View Construction has helped us facilitate multiple projects for our home over the years. From geothermal heating/cooling, major electrical improvements, to landscaping and solving difficult drainage problems on the property, Peter Switzer has always been there for our family. Peter is extremely honest, hard working, and a very creative thinker. He and the team of subs he has put together are superb. We wholeheartedly recommend Pleasant View Construction!
We contacted Peter at Pleasant View Construction to help us solve some complicated water flow issues around our home, and to replace our driveway. Because the water flow issue and driveway were interrelated, we needed to work with someone who understood the complexities and interdependencies involved, and then could design and implement a cost-effective solution. Peter addressed both issues with a fresh approach that was wonderfully designed, and through his intimate knowledge of our city, was able to get us plugged into an available program from the city to assist with the water flow issues. No other contractor offered the insights or comprehensive solution that Peter provided. As an added bonus, because Peter has such a keen sense of design, we gave him creative license to design a driveway that would be pleasing to the eye and practical. The end result is fantastic, and exceeded our expectations. Our experience with Peter is that he is creative, has an excellent eye for design and detail, and is able to get projects done that exceed expectations. We highly recommend Peter and Pleasant View Construction. They were pleasant to work with, provided great service and great value.
"Peter has a unique combination of creativity and knowledge. He gets just as excited as his clients once the ideas start coming, and we start envisioning the possibilities. I do not know much about the construction side of things, and often, other people I’ve worked with in that field ask too many questions I don’t have the answers for. Peter always had options for me, and he always had visions for the space, which he easily conveyed. He works well with everyone because he is such a great people person. Everyone that met him along the way truly felt he was in it for the right reasons. They knew the project would have an amazing quality; that’s just what you get with everything he does. He is so loyal and dedicated. He will always do what it takes to make it just the way it should be. There is an authenticity to him. Anyone who sits down with him can immediately sense it. You really feel that you know him and how attentive he is to your needs. On the other side of the spectrum, opposite the client relationship, you can see how well he gets along with the people who work with him and how much they respect him. He is that perfect combination of tenacity and hard work ethic, but also someone who is always creatively looking at the project in case there is a better way to do something.
"Once we got started, he gave us the timeline and said, “We’re in and we’re out.” It was very quick. He delivered beyond our expectations of what he said he would do and well within the timeframe of when he said he would do it. I was so pleased with the work he did."
"In every facet of home construction, Peter Switzer of Pleasant View Construction has repeatedly proven to be both a remarkable visionary and master of details.
"Peter can conceive phenomenally complex projects and efficiently direct their creation. He is totally client-centered, a great listener, courteous and quick to respond. While each job is unique and inevitably includes challenges, Peter's diverse skill set enables him to offer wise and timely solutions.
"Peter brings a hands-on approach to the work at hand, yet is ever aware of the efficient, timely flow of any project. He has selected a phenomenal group of subs that are both masters of what they do, and trustworthy and devoted people. And Peter is not only honest and hardworking but a great guy you'll love getting to know."
"Peter is a thinker, a dreamer, and an executor who insists on being hands on. The first project I saw from Pleasant View Construction made me stop in my tracks. Even by major city standards, the home takes your breath away. It is 15,000 square feet of house that is as complex, artistic, unusual, creative, and extravagant as you can imagine.
"Peter is a worker among workers. When I first met Peter, there were all these crews of guys working – contractors, 15 different projects going on at this gigantic building. He blended right in and didn’t exclude himself. He is someone who can execute versus someone who just supervises. He becomes a part of the project.
"An architect may have drawn out the plans, but Peter is the visionary. As magnificent as the houses he builds are, there is a warmth and informality. He makes everything sound easy even if it’s the most complicated thing in the world. The engineer part of him has the ability to envision things, to see and dream things that people normally can’t even fantasize about. He excels at landscaping, building, anything he does. Peter is a dreamer. You cannot help but get caught up. But he doesn’t just talk about things like they are imaginary adventures. He is also practical with his feet planted on the ground, someone who knows how to make things happen.
"From his business side, his greatest strength is that he doesn’t just speak from the ethereal. He understands things from a common point of view and the every man. He blends and mixes all those different types of people and lifestyles. He’s an interesting guy who creates interesting business. Anyone who gets involved with him couldn’t help but feel free knowing he is committed and will deliver."