Ratings and Reviews for Bear Sunrooms
Bear Sunrooms has been devoted to customer service since it was established in 1947. With our dedicated, experienced crew and the Milwaukee area’s strongest Lifetime Warranty on materials and labor, we work hard to make sure you’re happy. And our ratings show it!
Read what our customers have to say about their experience working with us. If you’d like to talk with them in person and see our products for yourself, or if you have questions about our ratings, call owner Scott Bear at 414-364-6002 and we can arrange for you to visit one of our customers in your area. If you are a client, please post your ratings online or email your review to us.
Out of 4 potential companies, we ultimately chose Bear Sunroom because of their unbeatable material quality.
Despite pandemic-related delays, Scott and Lily were always on top of things amid the Covid chaos. They were available every time we called with concerns and always kept us updated. They powered through despite multiple delays and setbacks, including an old septic tank under the foundation, awful autumn weather, and concrete supply delay(for our side project)
With the project finally completed, we can truly say it has exceeded our expectations. The sunroom is beautiful, solid, and high quality.
We will always remember Scott’s parting words the day we signed the contract: “I will not let you down.”
Thank you Scott, you and your crew were true to your word!
Through the entire project Scott, Lilly and Andy stayed in constant communication. The workmanship was pure quality, the product outstanding and customer care exceptional. Bear Sunrooms is a class act and highly worth the wait. When you work with a business and it feels like family, you know you made the right choice. Thank you for bringing us closer to the outdoors!
I have since sold my home in Brookfield, and yes it was the sunroom that SOLD MY HOME! The new folks that bought my home, love it as well. I am now ready to build another sunroom, with Bear, as well. There is nothing like a sun room to have your coffee in the morning, before the kids get out of bed in the morning. [lol] They also stand behind their product 100% and that rare these days. Thanks Bear see you again soon
Neighbors are all lining up wanting to see the finished product. You guys are the best! Thank you for your patience and understanding when I melted down. I can't wait to have it completely done! Your crew of guys (and you too, Lilly) are wonderful.
Bear Builders did the tear-down of our old room, and the construction of our new room. Our room was completed shortly before Thanksgiving 2014. We are ecstatic with the results! Having now spent a winter, spring, and half the summer in our new room, we can whole-heartedly say that it is everything we had hoped, and more! The winter temperatures did not affect our enjoyment of our room. Our gas fireplace runs off a thermostat, so now turns on only when needed. The room is very tight; no drafts like we had previously. It is cozy in winter, and very airy in summer. On the aesthetic side, it is a beautiful room! We did not realize just how much more attractive than our old room it would be until it was actually done. We were quite pleasantly surprised! We’ve had many, many compliments on our new room.
The workmanship was excellent. The crew was always professional and on time, with a great work ethic. Scott and all the Bear employees answered all of our questions in a timely manner, and communicated well with us. Without reservation, we would highly recommend Bear Builders to anyone.
Out of this world. Like a space of your own on this large planet. Thank you, Great addition to life.
Scott Bear went over all the options and answered all the questions we had when planning our room. And Scott & Arnold Bear were very helpful and patient with us when we had permit issues and had to delay the build. But as soon as we acquired the permit, they scheduled us in just a few weeks later. The next step, when it warms up, is putting in a stamped concrete patio to the side of it and then landscaping. Then it will be perfect. We use it almost every day and are very happy with it.
Let me know if you have any questions or want to talk to my husband or me further. We would love to show it off too if you want to come see it from the outside. It wouldn’t be a bother whatsoever!"
"My opinion of our sunroom echos what Erin has mentioned. Working with Scott has been good. They have always been very responsive to any questions, concerns, etc. throughout the whole process. There were a few times I've contacted Lily, who handles customer support, for some odds and ends things. She has been very responsive and easy to work with.
If I were to build another sunroom, I'd choose Scott Bear again. If you have any questions for us as you move forward, feel free to reach out. "
We can’t thank you enough for all of your and your team’s hard work – they are incredible – just like you said they were.
We have had several neighbors “stop for a peek” at our room, and I think you may have some new customers headed your way!"
We get so many compliments on our room. I've got a big TV out here and I'm really just living out here.
Al loves it too.
Good job to all your crew.
The year round light & sun is so uplifting! No need for a seasonal sun lamp with our porch!
I’m certain the our sunroom has added more value to our home than it cost us. We have been told that our home will likely sell more quickly, when the time comes, than 4 bedroom ones even though ours is 3 bedroom.
Scott Bear, you & your crew were amazing to work with!"
Nothing could have prepared us for the speed and efficiency of the structure going up. When they told us how long it would take, we did not believe them, but they kept true to their word!
The construction team paid attention to every detail of framing, so that when the windows came in they went in perfectly. Bear had told us that our heating bills would be hardly affected, due to the fact we designed our sunroom to close off from our house, with glass sliding doors, and because we had purchased a high efficiency P-Tac unit for heating and cooling in the room.
The P-Tac unit is very efficient. It heats or cools the room within ten minutes of putting the unit on. The cost to our electrical bill has been surprisingly small.
Our sunroom is, of course, now our favorite room in the house. When they told us it would be a four season room, they were right! We enjoy it 365 days out of the year. It was worth every penny of our equity loan off our mortgage and better than any thirty-year anniversary cruise we might other wise have blown our money on.
Integrity, honesty, and reliability. That is how we would describe Bear. We even volunteered to be a 'show home' if anyone in our area wants to come and see our sunroom. We love explaining every detail of how it was built, why we chose what we chose, and why we dream one day of giving each of our kids a sunroom from Bear, for their own homes.
Trust us, if you work with Bear, you won't be disappointed!"
We heard from Jan P. in response to this review:
I couldn't agree more with this comment. We had a sunroom by Bear two years ago. I could not say it better. Even after two years if we have a question he is there to help. They hold up to their promises. We would recommend Bear Builders without a doubt.
I can remember calling you on November 30th. It was over a month past the completion date and our room wasn't finished and I wanted to know what YOU WERE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT! Whatever you did... it worked! Christmas Eve, the family decorated the biggest tree we had ever had, and the entire neighborhood enjoyed the lights shining through all those beautiful sunroom windows! What a picture! All we needed was snow!
We just about have the room filled with memories of our sixty years together but did leave a bit of room to squeeze in a few more... God willing.
We thank you and your caring crew for our lovely sunroom and also, for trying to teach me "patience."
I also wanted to mention the wonderful service we continue to receive from you personally and the employees in your company. From day one of tear down of our patio, your people were not only nice, but truly interested in making sure we were happy with what they were doing. They were always pleasant (I even sat down for lunch with them a couple of the days they were here) and made sure to clean up any messes and not to track any dirt or mud in my house when coming in and out. The followup service was always easy and pleasant. As a customer service trainer for the last 20 years, I can tell you that your service is beyond exemplary. I can call with a question or concern and you immediately get back to me. You even call me from time to time to see how everything is going.
Scott, I recommend your company often to friends and associates. Especially when they are at my house and fall in love with my gorgeous sunroom and want one of their own. I hope that your company prospers for many years to come and that more people use you to build their sunrooms. It has been a true pleasure working with you from day one.
All the employees were very thorough and understood our needs. They really exceeded our expectations. Thank you BEAR SUNROOMS for making our dream come true!"
We have enjoyed our room very much over the last 2 years. It has really become our sanctuary. We read, watch TV and eat a majority of our meals during the spring, summer and early fall in the sunroom. We are able to enjoy fresh air and our back yard without our friends, the mosquitoes, inviting themselves to the party. We enjoy watching Brewers games in the summer and Packer games into the fall. When friends visit the sunroom is their favorite place to sit and enjoy the view of the birds and deer in our woods through the sunroom windows. We are definitely looking forward to spending time there again this year.
We would recommend anyone considering a sunroom take a look at Bear Sunrooms. In our opinion they’re the best!
We heard from Gary and Kathy again:
I loved the service! Seven years after our room was finished, we still love our sunroom and so do our guests! Scott always answers our questions when we call.
Thank you Bear Builders for making all of these memorable moments possible. Together we worked as a team from designing the project until the last screw was turned. Yes, there were some bumps in the construction process, but Bear Builders stayed true to their word and the project wasn't complete until all conditions met our satisfaction.
Looking forward to many more memorable moments to come as we continue enjoying our season room with family and friends!
We heard from Aamir again:
I have reviewed Bear Sunrooms before and was compelled to review again. We built our sunroom 8 years ago and it remains to be the center point of our home. There are companies that say that have a lifetime warranty, and there is this company which stands behind their word. Getting hold of the owner is a phone call away and he will take personal responsibility to take care of things, even though it may be 8 years ago that we built with them. Above all, he will remember you by your name.
I cannot say enough about their customer service and focus. Over many companies that I have dealt with this remains to be the best. If I had to do another addition to my home, I will choose without any hesitation.
We have used it almost every day since it was finished on December 12th.
We had our Christmas celebration in there and it was delightful! Snow on the ground and a Christmas tree in the room! It was truly a Norman Rockwell day! Yesterday it was snowing and I sat there to read. Heaven!
Scott, you were wonderful when I had my meltdown because we had inadvertently ordered the sandstone room instead of the white one. Dev and I couldn't believe it when you offered to delay setup and order the white one instead. Making that offer calmed me and gave me the opportunity to process what would look best for our home. I'm thrilled that I kept the sandstone! Thank you so much for giving us the chance to step back and think about it.
Your crew of builders are wonderful! They were so polite and courteous! We interrupted them often to ask questions, take photos, and revel in the construction. The men (and Lily) were very patient with us! They were fun to have in our home! I was a bit surprised at the delight that they took watching the room develop and seeing our joy.
God's blessings to you and your family as we start our journey in this new year!
We're thrilled to get regular feedback from Paulette: We love, love, love our Bear Sunroom! We have "porch parties" all year long. Just had another one last night. Why in the world didn't we add a Bear Sunroom sooner? 11/21/16
Last night we had another "porch party" in our Bear Sunroom. Everyone spontaneously commented that our sunroom has been the best thing ever! It's brought the neighbors closer together as we have a party every couple weeks now. Appetizers, wine, dinner, dessert. Thanks to Bear Sunrooms. 2/13/17
Thanks to all who made the effort it is superb.
Scott Bear went over all the options and answered all the questions we had when planning our room. And Scott and Arnold were very helpful and patient with us when we had permit issues and had to delay the build. But as soon as we acquired the permit, they scheduled us in just a few weeks later. The next step, when it warms up, is putting in a stamped concrete patio to the side of it and then landscaping. Then it will be perfect. We use it almost every day and are very happy with it.
We have been using the room daily, year round! It has been a wonderful addition to our home! Even after the job was finished you have kept in contact with us, making sure some of the final finishing details have been taken care of.
Thank you again!
Comments from guests have all been absolutely positive. We've used it on a daily basis since it was finished. In fact, we probably spend more time there than anywhere in the house. Our one and only regret: We should have added one years ago!!
We certainly recommend Bear Sunrooms. We love it.
I want to thank you, Scott, for being so thorough when we were planning the room. Your suggestions were right on the money and the result looks beautiful.
I also want you to know how courteous and efficient your crew was. There was just one little squeak in the floor and when I pointed it out, they went right to work removing the area and making it right. When we had Empire come in and lay the tile flooring, they commented on what a solid job was done.
We will definitely be recommending Bear Sunrooms to our family and friends over the years.
Bear Builders did the tear-down of our old room and the construction of our new room. Our room was completed shortly before Thanksgiving 2014. We are ecstatic with the results! Having now spent a winter, spring, and half the summer in our new room, we can whole-heartedly say that it is everything we had hoped, and more! The winter temperatures did not affect our enjoyment of our room. Our gas fireplace runs off a thermostat, so now turns on only when needed. The room is very tight; no drafts like we had previously. It is cozy in winter, and very airy in summer. On the aesthetic side, it is a beautiful room! We did not realize just how much more attractive than our old room it would be until it was actually done. We were quite pleasantly surprised! We've had many, many compliments on our new room.
The workmanship was excellent. The crew was always professional and on time, with a great work ethic. Scott and all the Bear employees answered all of our questions in a timely manner, and communicated well with us. Without reservation, we would highly recommend Bear Builders to anyone.
Thanks again for giving us this fantastic room addition that is used, and used, and used, and used. . . . . Well I guess you get the picture.
The structure is a great match for the home, and although it was a challenge for them, they worked with us to add an entrance from the garage. Which is something we wanted.
When there were issues after construction was completed, Bear came back and addressed them to our satisfaction.
Thank you for always returning calls promptly and following up at each step of the project. We loved working with you and your company and look forward to enjoying our sunroom for many years to come!
Actually we all love it. There are even a few pictures of the future owners!
Thank you for your great service!
Ron and I thank you and your team for a wonderful experience!
We love our Bear Sunroom. We start every morning in it, and end every day in it. We canceled our cable tv, because we have not turned the TV on in over 18 months. Instead, we enjoy reading a book with a cup of coffee, or watching the wildlife in our backyard, with a glass of wine. It has literally changed our lives.
Love my new sunroom. The Bear team was prompt, courteous, and thorough. If I were to do this again, I would call Bear in a heartbeat.
We LOVE our sunroom and thank the Bear company for doing such a great job. We would recommend them any time, any where. Besides the excellent craftsmanship, I particularly liked the attitude of ALL the workers who came to work on the project.
Thanks to all.
Hello Scott, I am finally writing a thank you note for the wonderful sunroom you built for us. We enjoy this warm and inviting niche to have meals just the two of us, entertain friends and share playing time with the grandchildren when they visit. This is my favorite place in the house to just sit and relax or read a good book.
We also congratulate you and your company for your understanding and prompt service to make adjustments as it is expected when one builds that perfect place to enjoy for years to come.
Thank you very much.
We absolutely love our sunroom! It has been 4 years now since we have had the sunroom and we use it as much as we can. We are in the sunroom so much in the spring, summer, and fall that we have forgotten what our backyard looks like! Scott and his crew were wonderful and very easy to work with. They were very accommodating to our needs. We would definitely direct anyone desiring a sunroom without hesitation to Bear Sunrooms. We are loving the room!
We are writing this letter to tell you know how pleased we are with our new 4 season sunroom. The Bear Sunrooms workers, who worked on our sunroom, were professional, courteous, and considerate. Your thorough notes taken at our first meeting helped us avoid any possible conflict. Your personal attention to detail and responsiveness to customer satisfaction is noteworthy. In addition, we thank you for your due diligence and patience in working through the bureaucratic maze of the Village of Brown Deer. Presenting our building plans at the Village Building Board meeting, securing the building permit and electrical permit, and passing the building inspection, made what could have been a frustrating experience into a smooth process. Our sunroom provides us with a tranquil retreat to escape to after a hard days work. We hope to enjoy our sunroom for many years.
We are so please with the installation of our sun room by Bear Sunrooms. It was installed by your hard working crew in the middle of the winter and ready for spring and summer. Every morning when I wake up and pour a cup of coffee, I go in the sunroom and just thoroughly enjoy being there. In rainy or sunny weather, it is a pleasure just being in there with NO MOSQUITOES, BUGS, OR ANNOYING FLIES. At night, my wife and I love sitting in there and reading or just talking. We can't wait until the crickets start chirping. Visitor always admire the installation and the quality of the workmanship. especially. It is solidly built. The windows and doors fit well and we love the pull down screens. In spite the cold and snowy weather. The installation workers did a great job and it's amazing how they blended the old part house with the new sunroom. We are extremely pleased with the sunroom. We feel like it was a worthwhile investment, especially when we decide to sell the house in the future. My wife and I spend almost all our time in the room. In addition, when we have guest, they usually only want to sit in the sunroom.
We love our sunroom and use it a lot. I had wanted one for years and Bear Sunrooms was great to work with and gave wonderful service. They listened to my requests and worked within my budget, always returned my phone calls and showed up when they said they would.
Mary and I had been thinking about a sunroom for a number of years. We checked out a few manufacturers at different home shows and the state fair over the past few years. We kept coming back to the one offered by Bear Builders. Scott's evaluation of our site and the presentation at our home was very thorough. We were shown the quality of the materials used in the Alligator that far exceeded those by many of the others on the market. We were given the history of Bear Builders and the fact that Sunrooms are all they do – not a kitchen this week, a deck the next, and a bathroom after – sunrooms … period. The confidence we felt combined with a very fair proposal allowed us to contract for the room.
Scott said the process takes a bit of time. The room is manufactured, shipped, and staged for installation. In our case a winter install can toss a few additional weather variables into the mix. Scott said at our proposal “we will have some problems – no job goes without them – but I assure you we will fix them until you are satisfied." Well, we had some problems and Bear Builders made good on their promise until we were satisfied. While stressful at the time – looking back now they were not all that significant.
Today, Mary and I could not be happier with the room. This room has transformed the back of our house into a mini paradise and sanctuary. We use the sunroom EVERY DAY as compared to the patio, which got to be less and less. The sunroom's advantage is it offers us all the benefits of being outside without the hassles of the patio. We remember uncovering the furniture, cleaning the tables, dealing with the bugs, running in from the rain, etc. – with our sunroom we walk in and enjoy! AND here in Wisconsin year round use! Mary and I have no regrets. Every day whether we are eating out there, entertaining friends, listening to the rain or just relaxing – we THANK Bear Builders and say we should have done it years ago. Feel free to contact us and stop by for a look – it’s a fantastic room!
We love our 3-season sunroom. It is a bright and comfortable room to sit and relax in.
We have been loving our Bear Builders sunroom that we use for our dining room. It has been great having people for dinner. I thank you!
When we bought our place 10 years ago we were attracted, in part, to the home's previously installed 3-season room. After a few years we began to notice problems with a roof leak. We attempted to contact the company that installed the room but during our contact process the place went out of business. I searched and searched for sunroom companies that would look at the room to give us an estimate of the damage but nobody would touch work from another company. Finally I called Bear and they agreed to take a look. Scott and his team looked over the room and gave us an estimate on a new roof. Scott also took a look at the age of the room (installed in the '70's) and gave us an estimate for an upgrade to more of a 4-season room. We were so impressed by the presentation and materials that Bear installs that we decided to do a tear down and replace with a 4-season. This was not an easy decision and both my wife and I had numerous anxiety filled moments while going through the process. Throughout it all I can't say enough about how Scott and his team. They agreed to work with us and with our anxiety. Even though his company does these projects all the time Scott was very understanding about how big an undertaking and investment a project like this is for a family. He met our challenges head on and helped us through. The tear down and installation was an almost seamless process. Because we agreed to a spring project we met some weather delays but through it all we were kept informed by Scott and his team. The install took just a couple days and we can't say enough about Eric and the work he did on that. Every time we had a question Eric or Scott were there to take care of it. If there were any issues they were resolved on the spot. We can't say enough about how happy we are with the whole process and we would recommend their work to anyone looking for a new sunroom.
We want to thank you for a wonderful experience with your company. The day you first met with us, you went through your entire presentation, start to finish, soup to nuts. Before you left our home, you had a signed contract to proceed. You have met our expectations: on schedule, great communications, clean work area, and wonderfully talented craftsmen. Eric and his crew were excellent, tackling a more difficult roof design to join our home. They always arrived early, in high spirits, and with a positive approach. Greg was a rock figuring out exactly what we needed and pushing forward even as the weather didn't want to cooperate. He always stopped in to ensure that every task was completed perfectly. Together you have a great team who delivers as promised. We look forward to enjoying our room for many years. Thank you.
We thought for quite some time about adding a sunroom addition to our house. I had researched options and had a picture in my head of what I wanted our sunroom to look like. When we made the decision to move it from vision to reality, we began the builder selection process and chose Bear Builders after our first meeting with Scott Bear. Scott met us at our house and I described my vision. Scott listened to me carefully and offered suggestions based on his expertise, and so began our journey. Much to our surprise, our sunroom turned out even better than what I envisioned, thanks to Scott and his skilled team of professionals.
The construction process went smoothly overall. We were very lucky and had great weather during the build (the local drought came at a good time as far as our construction schedule was concerned). The project took a bit longer than we anticipated, but that wasn't entirely Bear Builders’ fault, as there were selections that we needed to make which took some time on our part.
Overall, our experience was extremely positive and the final result is a beautiful sunroom that exceeds our expectations. We have had no major problems with our sunroom, and Bear Builders was responsive to our request to fix some small issues when the sunroom was completed. We would not hesitate to choose Bear Builders if we were to build another sunroom, and would recommend Bear Builders to anyone contemplating an addition. We love our oasis and use it every day. We’d be happy to show off our room to anyone who wants to see it.
All of your employees were very friendly and it was fun watching them work. Your presentation was thorough and you delivered what you promised. Thank you very much. We are enjoying the sunroom and are looking forward to Spring when we can open all the windows up and let the breeze flow through.
Picture yourself with a nice cup of hot chocolate, or perhaps the latest cappuccino, gazing out of your sunroom and watching the trees blossom, or perhaps your tomatoes "take off," or maybe your grandchild swinging away in the safe confines of your pristinely groomed backyard (compliments of the male head of my family). Well, thanks to Scott Bear, my dreams came true.
Our sunroom has provided so much peace and serenity, whether it's minus 22 or 92 degrees outside. The sunroom that Scott Bear and his crew put together for our family met all our expectations and then some.
Anyone who lives in Wisconsin is foolish not to invest in a sunroom. We can virtually enjoy all four seasons and not have to battle the frost bite, mosquitoes, blistering humidity, and much more.
Words can't totally express how much this addition added to my growing family. Now my adult children can bring their kids to our home, where they can sprawl out and enjoy the ever-changing weather of our lovely state of Wisconsin. It's never too late to get started on a project like this. Scott will accommodate any of your requests and negotiate what's best for you. We are so grateful for his superior work, and highly recommend his product and work. Just ask Scott if you want to preview our sunroom. It's our sanity from the craziness of Wisconsin weather.
- Beth and Steve L., Waukesha, WI
We heard from Beth again:
Bear Builders did an absolute stunning sunroom on our simple ranch. It is our "go to room" for nearly three seasons. Scott Bear did an amazing design to make it happen. It is the best decision we made to enhance the sunshine into our home. Best of all, it's a beautiful way to enjoy the outdoors, without getting cold or wet! Don't delay, you will not regret investing with Bear Builders!
Thanks again for the lovely porch fill-in you added to my lake home. The quality of the product is above my expectations, and your crew did an amazing job. It was nice to see a contractor who stuck to the agreed upon price and timeline. I would recommend you and your sunrooms to anyone.