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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

All Home Security Companies in 44122, OH

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1st Security

8480 Baltimore National Pike

992WIRE

1909 E Turkeyfootlake
Green

A & J Insulation Inc

16712 Elsienna Ave
Cleveland

A Sound Alternative Inc DBA Wain Security

8803 brecksville rd
Brecksville

A T EMMETT LLC

2028 E STATE RD
Port Clinton

ADR INVESTIGATION CORP

3439 W BRAINARD RD
Beachwood

ADS SECURITY SYSTEMS

26381 BRIARDALE AVE
Independence

ADT Akron

1163 E. Tallmadge Ave.#110
Akron

ADT Security

600 Superior Ave, E
Cleveland

ADT Security Services, Inc

1530 Corporate Woods Parkway
Uniontown

ADT Security Services, Inc

9100 Market Pl.
Broadview Heights

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES LLC

9909 Ravenna Rd
Twinsburg

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

Alarm Core LLC

5333 Northfield Rd
Bedford Heights

All Styles Landscaping Ltd

114 W Bogart Rd
Sandusky

Alockmedic Locksmiths

9770 S Military Trl

American Security & AV Systems Inc.

10000 Aurora Hudson Road
Hudson

Audio Video Interiors

7204 Pearl Rd
Cleveland

AUTO ACCENTS

Cleveland

AUTO DETAILS

1177 E BROAD ST
Elyria

Auto Inclusive, Inc.

9125 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland

Bass Lock And Key

26701 Richmond Rd
Bedford

BAZA Technologies

4405 Hattrick Road
Rootstown

Bolt Construction

299 greenview dr

Brickhouse Security

980 Avenue of the Americas

Buckeye Electronics & Security: Technology

7400 Ledgewood Dr
Willoughby

CASTLE SECURITY SYSTEMS

2435 SITTINGBOURNE LN
Beachwood

CENTURION SYSTEMS

3145 ESSEX RD
Cleveland

CHAGRIN VALLEY SECURITY

343 HERITAGE RD
Aurora

County Fire Protection Inc

4620 Crystal Parkway
Kent

COURTLAND SECURITY

13938 CEDAR RD
Cleveland

Digital DNA

1700 W. Market St
Akron

Duman's Lock & Safe Inc

6779 ENGLE RD
Cleveland

ERT Security, LLC

5330 Madison Ave
Ashtabula

ESTES HAULING SERVICE INC

567 E TURKEFOOT LAKE RD
Akron

Fastlane Truck Accessories

8140 Mayfield Rd.
Chesterland

First Signal/Progressive Security

24000 Mercantile Rd #4
Beachwood

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd

G E Wireless Security Systems

1225 Allendale Ave.
Akron

GEMINI ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, INC.

4602 WOOD AVE
Cleveland

Giant Eagle

2775 W Market St
Akron

Gillmore Security Systems Inc

26165 Broadway Ave
Cleveland

Gragg Electrical Services, LLC

1549 Broadway Ave NE
East Canton

Guardian Alarm of Cleveland

1507 Brookpark Rd
Cleveland

GuardMe Security

45 Hwy 34 N

HERITAGE FLOOR COVERINGS

10139 ROYALTON RD
North Royalton

Hi Tech Security Solutions LLC.

1832 Westwood Dr.
Twinsburg

HOME PROTECTION SERVICES

300 KEN MAR INDUSTRIAL
Broadview Heights

Innovative Technicians

305 Kentucky Ave
Lorain

INTEGRITY FIRE PROTECTION LLC

1183 CHAPMAN LANE
Medina

JLP GLASS PRODUCTS

1270 W 130th St
Brunswick

Lake Electrical Service LLC

995 Red Tailed Ln
Amherst

LAMSON HOME PRODUCTS DIV

25701 SCIENCE PARK DR
Beachwood

Larchmere Imports, Inc.

12311 Larchmere Blvd
Cleveland

LifeWatch USA

266 Merrick Rd

LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNICATION NETWORK, LLC

3147 EASTWICK DRIVE
Cleveland

Link Interactive

3293 Harrison Blvd

Lion Audio

921 East 222nd Street
Euclid

Livewatch Security

522 W Bertrand Ave

MAC'S LOCK SHOP

15702 WATERLOO ROAD
Cleveland

Medical Care Alert

43334 Seven Mile Road

MH Technologies

2724 Park Dr
Parma

MIRACLE BODY SHOP

1387 LAKEWOOD AVE
Lakewood

MISTER SECURITY

PO BOX 605147
Cleveland

Morry the Handyman

24605 Dianne Dr
Beachwood

Motorcars Toyota In Cleveland Hgts

2950 Mayfield Rd
Cleveland Heights

National Security Alarms Inc.

6525 W Warm Springs Rd

National Shield- Security System

5755 Granger Rd
Independence

National Shield- Security System

4281 Mayfield Rd
Cleveland

National Shield- Security System

5245 Ridge Rd
Cleveland

NextAlarm

3330 Cumberland Blvd

Northern Ohio Electric LLC

5457 Hartneck Rd
Valley City

OHIO ALERT, LLC

1293 RITCHIE ROAD
Stow

One Man & A Hammer Inc

8550 East Ave
Mentor

PEERLESS ELECTRIC CO INC

7325 Production Sr
Mentor

POWER ALARM COMPANY

25086 LAKELAND BLVD
Euclid

Premier Home Security

116 7th St. N.W.
North Canton

PREMIER HOME THEATRE, LLC

33565 Bainbridge Rd
Solon

Protect My Spot Home Security

4449 Easton Way
Columbus

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr

Protection 1 Cleveland

10139 Royalton Rd
North Royalton

PROTECTION ZONE SECURITY

6902 Pearl Road
Middleburg Heights

Residential Security Systems

7552 Saint Clair Ave
Mentor

Russell Cabling Technologies

23740 Wimbledon Rd.
Beachwood

S.M.I.L.E. Inc. (SMILE Inc.)

24000 Mercantile Rd. Suite 1
Beachwood

Securi Com

8183 Avery Rd
Broadview Heights

SECURITY ASSOCIATES INTL

3659 GREEN RD
Beachwood

Security One Inc

PO Box 39512

SECURITY PLUS

PO Box 31644
Independence

SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES

1618 W 7TH ST
Ashtabula

Sievers Security Inc

18210 St Clair Ave
Cleveland

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St

Smart Home Innovations Ltd

37695 Caroline Dr
Avon

SOS Family Secure, Inc.

121 East Northport Road

SOUTH EUCLID AUTO REPAIR

4185 GREENVALE
Cleveland

Spirit Atuo Services

25840 Miles Road

STATE ALARM SYSTEMS INC

5956 MARKET ST
Youngstown

T.D. Security Services LTD

3890 Rocky River Drive
Cleveland

TARGET SECURITY ALARM

9701 BROOKPARK RD
Cleveland

The Plumbing Repair Co LLC

1487 Clarence Ave
Lakewood

US PROTECTIVE SVC

4734 Spring Rd
Independence

VACANT PROPERTY SECURITY

6909 Engle Road
Cleveland

Vector Security - Boardman

970 Windham Ct
Youngstown

Vega Technology Group LLC

1967 E Maple St
North Canton

VENDITTI ELECTRIC INC

9263 RAVENNA RD
Twinsburg

Visual Armor Security

1222 Fanwood Dr.
Painesville

WEB SURVEILLANCE LLC

23420 Lorain Rd
North Olmsted

Wellman & Griffith Inc

22765 LORAIN RD
Cleveland

WORLDWIDE SECURITY

2834 S Main St
Akron

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