August 2, 2012
Dear Dan Christmas,
We would like to express our pleasure with the Alaskan Lodge that Kuhn's Construction has built
at our Tooley Pond Road site. When Marsha and I bought our 247 acres 4 1/2 years
ago, we had thought of building a small cabin so that we could enjoy and photograph nature,
target shoot, and entertain our 5 children and 6 grandkids.
The professional and courteous workers of Kuhn's Construction led to an excellent experience.
The suggestions and flexibility of the "team" resulted in the production of a showcase lodge.
Mac Kuhns went out of his way to make the construction experience wonderful! We are so proud
of our "Alaskan Lodge."
As a construction company recommended by Christmas and Associates, their behavior and
results reflect upon you. Rest assured that their ultra high professionalism and courtesy makes us
recommend them highly. Thank you for a great and memorable experience.
Walt and Marsha Root
Dear Christmas & Associates -
Ron and I are extremely pleased with our new land ownership. At first, we were concerned in dealing with a large land company like Christmas & Associates. Considering that we were out-of-state, we had to rely on our "gut feelings" to find honest people. We are truly are grateful for all of Bob's help throughout the entire process. Honestly, we felt as though we were part of the family instead of just clients. I am glad we came across the landandcamps website, and I am glad that Bob helped make our experience all the more pleasant.
* Purchased land in Newport, New York
Dear Christmas & Associates,
My family and I would like to express our sincere appreciation on the way your company treated us in the purchase of our wilderness properties and Hemlock hunting lodge. We found dealing with Mr. Dan Christmas, Marc Christmas and your other people to be a humbling experience. We were treated with respect, courtesy and your staff was very knowledgeable and professional in taking us through the process. They found us the perfect hunting and family compound and property with stream that we were after.
All our questions were addressed in a timely manner and the contract to closing process was pain-free. It is a pleasure dealing with your company and I would not have a problem in recommending it to anyone!!
In today’s world, it is truly surprising to find a company of your caliber.
Your prices are fair and competitive and to me and my family your company is honorable!!!! We shook hands, and after that, no terms of our agreement changed, which is why I purchased an additional 3 properties from you. Please enjoy the attached photos of my family and I at our lodge.
Very truly yours,
Brian Lynch and Family
Dear Christmas & Associates -
Kathy and I have been very impressed to this point. (We are bursting at the seams waiting for the call from the builder for the next phase!) with every step we’ve taken so far.
I first saw ads in several of my hunting magazines and went on the website to look. I e-mailed the link and Chad called me within an hour or so. Within two days we were walking different parcels with him. (Note to his boss: he kept our appointment even after being in a car accident on the way to meet us - Good Man!)
We picked out # 8 in the Lyonsdale tract, mapped out a driveway, chose a cabin type and location, orientation, signed papers - all in a matter of a couple hours. It didn’t take long before we were back in touch with Chad and added parcel #9 to the mix.
We wanted to close on Dec. 26th and early in the morning so we could go to our new property and you guys made it happen without a hitch. Chad can’t always pick up the phone when I call but he calls back very quickly and he always gets us an answer.
We also liked how you have every parcel surveyed and the boundaries are so well marked. It makes it so easy to see exactly what you are getting.
I will highly recommend Christmas and Associates to other people.
Thank you very much,
My husband & I were coming home after 5 days on our property in St. Lawrence County-that we purchased from Christmas & Associates- when the tire on our trailer blew. That wouldn't have been bad except that less than 1 mile after changing the tire, the spare tire that Bob had just put on shredded! Now we were 2 hours away from our property, 4 hours away from home in PA with no other spare tire & not knowing anyone in the area except Pete Martino & Christmas & Associates; Bob called Pete who explained our situation to Marc Christmas; Pete came to meet us, show us where we could leave our trailer until the weld could be repaired & the tires replaced.
We can't thank Marc & Pete and the whole Christmas & Associate family enough for all their help in our time of need. They are not just a business, but they are truly caring people who go the extra mile for everyone who buy from them: they make you feel like you are a real part of their family & we will forever be in their debt.
Home safe & sound! Thank you so much!
Bob & Diane Roff
p.s. Dan, you have got a great staff!
Dear Mr. Christmas,
We are writing to you to say "Thank you" for honoring your word. There are not many people today that will stand behind what they sell as you have done. Doing business with you and all of your employees was a very pleasant experience and we would not hesitate to purchase land from Christmas and Associates in the future. We will highly recommend Christmas and Associates to others.
Thank you again.
Sincerely, D. & S. Hamilton
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy and appreciate my camp situated on the land I purchased from you several years ago. As you know, my work required me to relocate shortly after acquiring the property, so it is really nice to have a place to stay when I get back to hunt in NY, especially now that I live way down here in Alabama.
Now that I am retired, I will be able to spend a lot more time up there without having to rush back to work after an all too brief vacation. Even better, my son Steve, lives about an hour away from camp and now we will be able to hunt together more than for a just few days every year. It means a lot to me to do that and to know that he will use and appreciate the property long after my hunting days are over.
I am sending along pictures of the bucks I killed in the area near camp the last two seasons. Steve and I hunt on the 19 acres we own, on nearby State Land and on a large hunting club lease where we are members. Most clubs in the Adirondack area have an aging membership base; consequently, they are frequently looking for new members to replace the ones who finally give up hunting, so there are more opportunities available if we ever decide we need more area to hunt.
We have taken deer in most years of the decade that has passed since acquiring the land, but as we have become more familiar with the area, our success rate has improved. We have each taken nice bucks the last two seasons and often pass up opportunities on smaller bucks. While I have been happy to take the deer in the photos, Steve and I have both caught glimpses of a couple of really impressive bucks which are woods wise and wary (as well as smarter than we are) so they are still wandering the woods behind camp, waiting to tease us again next season.
You have no doubt felt a great deal of satisfaction knowing that your company has been able to provide a lot of folks like me the opportunity to have an affordable place to enjoy the outdoors. My camp is small and simple, but is one of the things in my life that I truly treasure. Thanks again for helping me find and own this ideal spot.
Sincerely, Phil Nowell
To everyone at Christmas & Associates,
We wish you the best at the holidays and all year. We have enjoyed our land tremendously all year. We are building a 20 x 24 camp, 1/8 mile into the woods. We hunted the area during deer season and saw a lot - but didn't get one.
Thank you for the excellent finish job on our road and the late-season touch-up. It was worth waiting to have it so good!
Sincerely, Bronwyn Sehn Larry Burt Madison, NY
Dear Adirondack/Catskill Land Company: Mr. Dan Christmas, Mr. Pete Martino, and Mr. Steve Babcock
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the above-mentioned gentlemen. You have greatly helped me in my preparation for deployment overseas. As you can imagine, when one gets the notification that deployment is around the corner, a wave of anxiety and overwhelming responsibility is thrust onto your lap. You have worked with me relentlessly and helped me deal with the technical aspects of the great property I purchased and have given me one less situation I would have to worry about while overseas. I greatly appreciate your efforts.
1LT. J. P. Grega