Cold River Construction


This website is designed to let us tell our prospective customers a little about who we are and what type of projects we get excited about. As most of our projects occur in occupied residences and impact peoples lives in a real way, we also put a lot of our passion into customer service. Our expectations for our performance as well as that of our professional trade contractors is therefore very high. Here are some testimonials from past customers to talk about how we did.

"From our first interview, Mike Bodolay and Cold River Construction impressed us with his knowledge of construction and mastery of project management.  The decision to work with such a knowledgeable, skilled contractor like gave me peace-of-mind and confidence throughout our very large and daunting renovation. I feel so fortunate to have had the Cold River Construction team lead our project. I credit the success of our project to Mike and his team.

Planning Phase:
Mike Bodolay worked with my husband and I to refine the scope for our project from design to implementation. We worked collaboratively as a team to develop a construction plan that met our goals in terms of schedule, budget and quality. Mike truly listened to us and understood our priorities. I appreciate his willingness to offer value engineering and alternatives to design that not only benefited the project, but also improved the constructability of our plan.

Communication was key throughout the construction phase of the project. Cold River truly understands the complexities of renovation projects and how to manage all the logistics, personnel and equipment.  We lived in our home throughout the project and our home site was always meticulously clean at the end of the work day.  Mike and his staff took great care to ensure that our home was livable throughout the renovation.

Mike and his team were respectful of our personal space and schedules. He runs the job site in a professional manner and has good rapport with his subcontractors.  The crew worked efficiently and expertly. Every member of the Cold River team delivered quality work, beautiful craftsmanship and detailing.

Project Management:
Mike's management style is to be transparent and clear in terms of setting expectations.  He is dependable with regard to scheduling and responsive when questions arise or changes need to made. His budget management and billing methodology is clear and straight-forward.  Change orders are discussed in advance.  Mike's ability to be flexible when changes were required was impressive.  Mike always went above and beyond the call of duty and required the same of his crew."

Emily and Karl-   Large Renovation with kitchen and master suite- West Anchorage

"Mike built me a garage with workshop area and second story “Man Cave” several years ago in Rogers Park.

Best contractor I have ever worked with. He was very detail oriented, communicated well with me, listened to my concerns and ideas and took the time to explain. He was on time, on schedule and on budget. His estimates were clear and when we came up with change orders (don’t we all?) they were spelled out clearly and no hard feelings developed.

The quality of his work is impeccable. I had him put the building up, roughed in and the outside weather tight, but had to do some of the interior work later as I was paying out of pocket. Subsequent contractors (electrical, insulation, dry wall) praised the quality of his work. He worked well with the Muni getting permits and inspections. He seems to enjoy his work. I recommend him highly."

Leslie and Beth.  Shop and home remodel work.  Midtown Anchorage

"I am pleased to recommend Cold River Construction for all of your building or remodeling needs. I have contracted Cold River Construction for my home projects for the past two years with great success. I found them to be professional, knowledgeable, and qualified.

As professional contractors Cold River Construction was punctual to meetings, kept me informed of their progress, and finished projects on time. They were courteous, conscientious, and offered competitive prices.

Cold River Construction was knowledgeable of State building laws and codes, keeping up with current regulations.

Cold River Construction are qualified builders, turning out quality work and especially eager to please ensuring the customer is completely satisfied.

I highly recommend Cold River Construction for your building needs."

A.White of Wasilla

"We had the pleasure of working with Mike Bodolay and his company - Cold River Construction - on major home renovation projects, ranging from replacing our 4,000 sq. ft. roof to remodeling our master bathroom.

Mike was a consummate professional.  He gave accurate assessments of scope and cost, and performed his carpentry work with precision and passion.   Mike was also clean and tidy.  He took special care to prevent dirt, dust or garbage from trailing throughout the jobsites.  Mike is a very personable and gifted carpenter. We are absolutely delighted with the outcomes.

We highly recommend Mike and his company for all your remodeling/renovation needs!"

Alex and Gloria, Eagle River, Alaska

"Cold River did an excellent job of completely remodeling our kitchen; we appreciate their careful craftsmanship and customer service. They were accommodating of our preferences and changes throughout the process and maintained a very neat and professional work site. Because Cold River has a broad range of skills, they did nearly all of the work directly.  We saved time and money, and maintained quality control by limiting the work that had to be done by subcontractors. Most importantly, we were comfortable having them working in our home, even when we couldn’t be there and they also made sure my old kitty did not sneak out of the house. I would recommend them highly."

MaryAnn and Ray-  kitchen remodel - Eagle River

"Cold River Construction is our preferred contractor with two major remodel projects since we moved into our “Fixer-upper” in 2001. Our recent kitchen upgrade was more than just a simple cupboard change. Cold River worked with us and a separate architectural engineer for study to determine load bearing structures so CRC could move a set of stairs, remove walls, replace window, move doors as well as coordinate sub-contractor efforts for sheet rock, painting, electrical and other essentials trades.

After two years of study and careful consideration, Cold River was able to transform our kitchen, living and sun rooms into a place of beauty—they did it safely and within budget and we couldn’t be happier with their efforts. We are already planning our next project and will using Cold River Construction in the future."

Roy and Lori - Wasilla, Alaska

"It was a pleasure working with Cold River Construction. We received personal attention throughout our custom project.
The commitment to quality was evident every step of the way, from insuring quality materials to the selection of subcontractors meeting Mike's standards of quality and integrity. Mike worked well with our designer and was able to incorporate some of his own innovative ideas resulting in an end product even better than we imagined."

Sandi A. - Covered deck addition - Near downtown Anchorage