Albany Remodeling Contractors

in Albany, NY

682
Remodeling Contractors are
in Albany

142
Remodeling Contractors in Albany
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Gabrielle Z.
"It was great working with Mensur. He is a hard working perfectionist with many creative ideas. He's definitely worth waiting for.
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Gregg S.
"The entire job was excellent from start to finish. Job was completed as stated, no clean up to deal with, came in at the stated price, no surprises. Highly recommend for your remodeling needs.
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Anne T.
"The front porch of my stucco house had been shifting away from the house leaving large cracks and gaps between the house and the porch. They dug out the old posts supporting the porch." Unfortunately the original posts had been dug down into the ground further than usual for such porches. That meant that they had to dig down by hand several feet more than expected. New footings were poured and new piers and support posts were put in. While this work was going on the porch had to be supported and pushed back into place. The large gaps in the stucco became just cracks the were re-stuccoed. The front steps that had deteriorated badly were repalced with pressure treated wood. All this work was done during some very cold and snowy weather.

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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!
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There are two sides to this and everyone will have an opinion.  I can tell you that from a contractor's point of view a customer that is up front with me is much easier to work with and the entire experience is much more pleasurable to all parties involved.  If you treat your contractor like there's always something to hide from him expect the same in return.  A good contractor is going to take your budget into consideration and make recommendations based on that budget.  When possible, he's going to estimate the work 10-20% under your target to leave room for the unexpected.  With any remodeling work, there's always the possibility and likelihood that there will be surprises that will have to be added such as mold damage, improper existing framing, etc.  The cushion allows room for the project cost to grow without going over your budget.  If no problems are found and you decide to spend that money some of the final finishes can be upgraded or other projects added.

Another good arguement for disclosing your budget to your contractor is to save you both some time and aggrevation.  You may have a $10,000 budget and want $30,000 worth of work.  Wouldn't you like to know your desires aren't possible before you get your hopes up or spend money on design fees for plans you can't afford?  Likewise, the contractor doesn't want to put in the hours of calculating the estimate only to find out it was all for nothing or that he has to refigure for a much lower cost after pricing what you specified.

Be fair and honest with your contractor if you expect the same respect in return.  You'll get a lot more out of it with the right contractor.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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Herlonginc's answer stated that it is not the contractor's job to pay for materials and labor to do the job. I say baloney - a reputable, established contractor has the funds (or a business operations line of credit) to "carry" the job between interim or partial payments, each of which should be keyed to completion of distinct easily measured mileposts in the job, and for a homeowner I would say should be in not more than 20% increments for jobs exceeding a week or so. For shorter jobs, then an initial payment, 50% completion, and completion would be normal. His cost of carry funds is part of his cost of doing business, and is figured as part of his overhead.Bear in mind when he is buying materials and paying labor, his materials he typically pays for on a 10-30 day invoice, and his labor typically a week or two after they work, so he is not really "fronting" that much money if you are giving him weekly or biweekly interim payments, on a typical residential job.

If he does not have the funds to buy materials (excepting possibly deposit on special-order or luxury items, which still typically are 10-30 day invoiceable to him) and hire personnel then he is a fly-by-night operation, and he should not be bidding that size job. You should never (other than MAYBE an earnest deposit of not more than the LESSER of 10% or $5000) let the payments get ahead of the approved/inspected work progress - typically payment should be 10-20% BEHIND the progress, with at least 10% retained at the effective end of work until final inspections and completion of the final "punchlist".

That promotes rapid continuation of the work, discourages the all-too common nightmare of contractors taking on more work than they can handle so they leave your job for weeks or months to go work on someone else's job (frequently to start that someone else's new job so he can get the job), and does not leave you out a tremendous amount of cash if he does not finish and you have to hire another contractor to finish the job. Remember, if you have to hire a new contractor to finish the job, he will charge you a lot more than the original bid to finish someone else's unfinished mess.

This may seem cynical, but having started in the construction business about 50 years ago and seeing the shenanigans that a lot of contractors pull you cannot be too safe. You have to remember contractors are like any other people - I would say maybe 10% are outright crooks, another 25% or so will pull a fast one or overcharge if the opportunity presents itself, maybe 30% will do the work but not any better than they are forced to, about 25% are good conscientious reputable workmen, and the last 10% or so are really spectacular - conscientious, fair, and efficient craftsmen. This top 35% are the only ones you should have bidding in the first place. Therefore, only get bids from long-term reputable firms (so you shake out the marginal short-timers with less experience and also generally less ability to finish the job on budget and schedule), only those that have good RECENT references, and preferably with excellent word-of-mouth recommendation from people you know and trust. That way, you are starting right off with the cream of the crop, so hopefully whichever one bids low should be a good choice.

NEVER start with bids, then check the references of the low bidder - why even consider a vendor or contractor who you do not have faith in from the start ? Get references and short-list you possibles BEFORE you ask for bids.

Low bids - that is another matter - commonly the low bidder is NOT who you want, especially if he is significantly lower than several others, which might mean he is desperate for work, made a math error, or did not correctly figure the entire scope of work. You want a reasonable bid with someone you connect with and trust - that is worth a lot more in the success of the job than the absolute lowest bid.

 

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You should always get a set of print and pull a permit when remodeling you home. It is a good thing that you want to be involved in your project. I do have some reservation about the electrical work. There is a lot at risk with doing the work yourself. If the house burns down you will never get the insurance money, unless your a certified electrician. Now of days 90% of home fires are blamed on electrical problems because the insurance company is to lazy and cheap to investigate the true problem. Also find out if the city you live in will allow you to perform the work. Make sure you coordinate your subs to have the proper time and space to perform their job. You don't want people working on top of each other. If you order all you materials make sure everything is there before you start your project. Have your subs check for proper and full items to be installed. Make sure every sub has a working set of prints. Make sure you have all the demo done before your subs show up to work. Schedule your plumber first, do any final framing or electrical work while you wait for inspection. Electrical inspection next followed by framing, insulation, and wallboard. All subs must get a final inspection on the job before you (the GC) can call in your final inspection.

Home Remodeling reviews in Albany

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This is a long overdue review. All went great from start to finish. I'm giving an A on pricing because although not cheap, it was commensurate with the quality of the work. We had two other quotes which were cheaper, but
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was amazing and stood out in a few ways. First, he really listens to your vision of the project. Second, he was willing to let us do some of the tear down ourselves (walls) and finishing work to keep the cost down. Third, he values and respects the architectural integrity and uniqueness of an older home, and thinks about how to preserve and enhance a home's period details.
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procured the lumber and had the huge beams specialty-cut for us (one as long as 14', all 16"x8"). Installation was timely and we are completely satisfied. Even this many years later, we always get comments on these beautiful beams from first time visitors. In Feb 2014 we worried about some settling in the foundation in the house. Even though this was in no way due to the work performed by
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, it is a testament to the company that
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came to take a look and talk it over with us, even teaching us how to address the problem ourselves. If I
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the lottery,
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will be doing our room addition one day. Highly recommended company.
- REBECCA Z.
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We have used 4 different pool services including Islander (worst customer service ever) in the 5 years that we have owned our pool. Whips has been the best by far. They opened our pool for us early this year because we were selling our house and needed the pool open by a specific date. They came on time and did everything they were supposed to do in a timely manner. A week later, the hose that attaches to the chlorinator broke so I had to turn the pump off. I called Whips and they were able to come out within the hour to replace it. While they were there, my
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vacuum came apart. They took time out of their day to look at it and fix it for me for no charge. They were so nice and friendly, it was a pleasure to deal with them. I highly recommend Whips to anyone with a pool, no one else in the area compares in terms of service and price.
- Sally D.
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did a very good job. He listened closely to our requests and went out of his way to meet them. He was professional and considerate. We definitely recommend him.
- JOHN M.
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was great to work with and very responsive. Finished basement looks fantastic and is well built. Would use again in the future.
- Dana I.
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Both he and his helper,
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, were a pleasure to work with on this project.
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is a craftsman, and the work was of a very high quality. He went over and above to make sure that everything was finished to my satisfaction. I also appreciated the helpful suggestions he made, and I felt very comfortable discussing the project with him. He and
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arrived promptly, and made sure the house was cleaned up at the end of each day. I would highly recommend him, and know that you will be pleased with anything that he does for you.
- Carol S.
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After practically chasing
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down because he had a problem returning phone calls, we scheduled
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to come and do the work we needed (drywall, kitchen floor, and paint), but at the very last minuet he called and said he was unable to do it because he had carple tunnel, or some such problem. Really? Then why did he even give an estimate.
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claimed he was going to reach out to another contractor on our behalf..........never happened. Thankfully, I found another company Better Home Solutions.....They were GREAT, and much cheaper! If we had not found them, we would have been completely screwed by
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since we had a timeline, which he wormed out on in a very unprofessional manner. In my opinion,
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was an overpriced, arrogant contractor. Sooooo glad we did not use him.
- Deirdre H.
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My first impression of
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and 518 Remodel was very good and I was not disappointed. 518 Remodel came as they promised. The work was done in a timely fashion, but more importantly always of high quality.
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and his team were very polite and cleaned up everything after the job. I will hire 518 Remodel for any remodeling or repair work I would have. I will also refer 518 Remodel to my friends and family.
- George N.

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PAUL PINKANS RESTORATION INC

136 COLUMBIA ST
Cohoes

Paul's Tree Removal and Handyman Service's

742 Rock city rd
Saratoga Springs

Pauley's Home Repairs

4117 Western Turnpike
Altamont

PC contracting

7 Curt Blvd.
Saratoga Springs

PED ELECTRIC SVC

117 N PERRY ST
Johnstown

Pelton Contracting

804 county route 111

PEMBER CONSTRUCTION, LLC

71 CREEK RD
Wynantskill

Pena RM Inc

761 Rte 50
Burnt Hills

Perry's Sanding Service

249 Ormond St
Albany

Petrecki & Son LLC

44 Willowbrook Terrace
Clifton Park

Phillips Home Solutions

500 New Karner Rd
Albany

Phillips Renovations

Madonna Lake Rd.
Cropseyville

Phoenix contracting solutions llc

678 Troy Schenectady rd
Schenectady

PIF's Home Improvement

7 Allen St
Gloversville

PLUMB CONSTRUCTION

78 GLENRIDGE RD
Schenectady

POOL & SPA RX

29 GREENSBORO BLVD
Clifton Park

Powers Drywall & Insulation Inc

677 Hudson Ave
Stillwater

PPF Seamless & Home Improvement, Inc.

3411 Highway Route 20
Sloansville

Precision Contracting

50 Lincoln Street
Gloversville

PRECISION HOME IMPROVEMENT

27 DENISON RD
Schenectady

Prentice Builders

193 Hinds Road
Galway

PRIDE HEATING

21 E MAIN ST
Fonda

primerty property management

178 Central Ave
Albany

Pro Tech Builders Inc

Saratoga Springs

Profesional Associates

122
Southbury Rd

PTO Home Service and Repairs

31 Saratoga Ave
Ballston Spa

PUROFIRST

4066 STATE ROUTE 203
Valatie

PUROFIRST CERTIFIED WATER

PO BOX 704
North Chatham

PUROFIRST WATER SMOKE & FIRE

4066 ROUTE 203
North Chatham

QUALITY CARE HOME IMPROVEMENTS

1310 PERCH RD
Galway

QUALITY HOME IMPROVEMENTS

21 MAIN ST
Fultonville

Quality P.M., Inc

199 Delaware Ave # 1
Delmar

Quality Property Management

205 Central Ave
Schenectady

QUICK RESPONSE RESTORATION CO

2077 ROUTE 9
Clifton Park

R & R REMODELING & HOME REPAIR

1740 ALBANY ST
Schenectady

R G ENTERPRISE

4079 State Highway 30
Amsterdam

R&M contracting

261 Division St
Amsterdam

Ralph W Grasso Builders LLC

20 Rip Van Ln
Ballston Spa

Randio Builders Inc.

PO Box 386
New Baltimore

RAY'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS

141 ST RTE 143
Westerlo

RAYNOR SHINE

1863 Highland Ave
Troy

Razzano Homes & Remodelers Inc

5 Biscayne Blvd.
Troy

REAL BRETON CONTRACTOR

149 LAKE RD
Ballston Lake

Record Time Construction

78 Maple St
Hudson Falls

Red Head Rehabs

12004 Hatteras St

RESTORE MASTER

36 GREEN MOUNTAIN DR
Cohoes

Rich Construction

PO BOX 733
Nassau

Richard's All Around Home and Property Management

1306 Buskirk West Hoosick Road
Buskirk

Riley Construction

134 Elmer Ave
Schenectady

RJK Renovations

900 Rock City Rd
Ballston Spa

RL Home Improvements

8 Columbine Ave
South Glens Falls

RM Construction

2772 Maida Lane
Schenectady

Roberts Remodeling

24 Kenaware Ave.
Delmar

Ron's PropertyMaintenance Inc

12 Kenlyn Drive
Albany

Ross Contracting Corp

2 Gaffney Ln
Kinderhook

ROY HAPPY SWIMMING POOLS

226 STATE ROUTE 151
East Greenbush

RTY Carpentry Plus

255 Consaul Rd

RWP Carpentry

188 Dennie Rd

S & S CARPENTRY INC

50 DELAFIELD DR
Albany

S Golden Construction

93 Lake Hill Rd.
Burnt Hills

S. Polsun Construction

54 cuthbert st
Scotia

S.Y.N.N. Enterprise

3 Elm St
Nassau

salisbury construction

23 salisbury rd

Saratoga Builders LLC

2 Corinne Ct
Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Craftsman

1 Barney Road
Clifton Park

Schrader and Company, Inc

850 Saratoga Rd PO 70
Burnt Hills

SCOTT KOPPENHAFER LLC

562 VICTORY CIR
Ballston Spa

Scott Olsen Handyman Services LLC

1940 Dean Street
Schenectady

scotts home improvements

37 elm lane
Stillwater

SE Kitchens & Baths

PO Box 89-16 Leonard St
Gansevoort

SEARS HOME IMPROVEMENT

4 Airport Park Blvd
Latham

Seguin Wood Flooring

28 Myrtle Ave
Albany

SenCare USA

1 Barney Road
Clifton Park

SERVICE PLUMBING

963 EMMETT ST
Schenectady

SERVPRO OF S SARATOGA SPRINGS

330 CAROLINE ST
Saratoga Springs

SHEAR CONTRACTORS INC

1317 LOWER BROADWAY
Schenectady

Sheldrick Construction

1506 Roselawn Ave
Schenectady

Sherwin P. M. And Construction

3219 E Lydius St
Schenectady

SHINAS CONSTRUCTION CO INC

728 Morris St
Albany

SIERRA WINDOW & REMODELING

344 GLEN AVE
Schenectady

Signature Homes & Renovations

447 County Route 10
Corinth

SIGNATURE KITCHENS

ROUTE 50 BOX 4295
Saratoga Springs

SJH Enterprises

5 Wildwwod Drive

SK Custom Woodworks LLC

6124 Rt 233
Rome

SKYLANDS SERVICES, INC

50D Delaware Ave
Delmar

Smith Contracting LLC

996 Main St
Delanson

Southwood services

31 Fisher Blvd
Slingerlands

Spire Restoration LLC

2 Locust Ct
Ballston Spa

SPRUCE WOODWORKING

51 DEAN RD
Hudson Falls

Stephen Kolonics Builder

PO Box 100
Canaan

STEVE'S HARDWOOD FLOORS

107 UPPER VAN DYKE AVE
Amsterdam

Steve's Painting and Restoration

7 School St.
Johnstown

Stewart Construction Inc

PO Box 42
Burnt Hills

Style Painting and Tile Construction Company

354 Burtonville Rd
Fultonville

SUBURBAN CONSTRUCTION CO

79 KARNER RD
Albany

Summit Construction of NY Inc

315 Stage Rd
Ballston Lake

SUPERIOR DESIGNS

4109 ALBANY ST
Schenectady

Superior Exteriors & Remodeling

1012 Aldeburgh Ave
Schenectady

T & T Construction

1358 Van Antwerp Road
Niskayuna

T Mullaney Contracting

9 Clermont St
Delmar

Taylor'd

422 Vley Rd
Schenectady

Teakwood Builders Inc

8 Butler Pl
Saratoga Springs

TEAMWORK REMODELERS

187 BRADFORD ST
Albany

TECH VALLEY BUILDERS INC

3 CHESTNUT HILL RD S
Albany

TELISKA CONSTRUCTION

147 PINE ST
Rensselaer

THD AT HOME SVC

25 POST RD
Albany

THE BUILDING CONNECTION

34 SHERWOOD LN
Burnt Hills

The Home Improvement Guide

10 Bells Lane
Troy

THE HOME PROS

PO BOX 1214
Troy

The Magical Tile Wizard LLC

132 Fellows Rd
Clifton Park

The Powell Company

219 River St
Oneonta

The Remodeler

562 victory circle

tlc residential and commercial

25 Fish Lake Ave
Niverville

TNT CARPORTS INC

858 STATE ROUTE 20
New Lebanon

Today's Total Home

1117 McClellan St
Schenectady

Todd Jobs LLC

PO Box 423
Latham

TOM HOCHMUTH CONSTRUCTION CO

920 ONTARIO ST
Schenectady

Tom's Floorcovering

5044 State Route 203
Nassau

tony lombardi

Feura Bush

Tony Nash

3 Nash Place
Albany

TOUGHER SERVICE

47 BROADWAY
Albany

Towne Decorators

2891 Guilderland Ave
Schenectady

trimworks

1596 division st.

TURNER INTERIOR FINISHES

145 PAISLY RD
Ballston Spa

Turning Point Contractors

Saratoga Springs

Two Brothers, LLC

81 pierre ave

TYREE ORGANIZATION LTD

1 NORTHWAY LN
Latham

U W MARXS CONSTRUCTION

20 GURLEY AVE
Troy

UNITED RESTORATION SVC INC

1075 CENTRAL AVE
Albany

UNLIMITED CONTRACTING SERVICES LLC

PO BOX 579
Averill Park

Upstate Property Service

430 Clarendon Street
Schenectady

V & S Tile LLC

P.O.Box 927
Latham

VANN REMODELING

315 USHERS RD
Ballston Lake

Verhaeg Building & Remodeling Inc

9 Sandspring Dr
Saratoga Springs

Versatile

470 Troy Schenectady Rd.
Latham

VIBRATION CONSULTING SVC INC

33 PINE HILL BND
Ballston Lake

VINNICK CONSTUCTION CO INC

4232 River Rd
Latham

Waldron Builders Inc

4265 New York 50
Saratoga Springs

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WATER GARDEN CO

898 LOUDON RD
Latham

WAVE POOL SVC

29 SPRUCE ST
Valatie

WDI Inc

5308 Cauterskill Rd
Catskill

Western Contractors LLC

104 Van Rd
Johnstown

WHIPS POOL SVC

357 MILTON AVE
Ballston Spa

Whitney Built LLC

906 Vanpatten Rd.
Duanesburg

WJB CONTRACTORS INC

102 TURNER RD
Stillwater

WOODSIDE & YOUNG INC

9C SQUIRES GATE
Poughkeepsie

yankee home improvement

7 vista drive
Scotia

Your Style Design Build

334 Northern Trnpk
Johnsonville

YUKON INSULATION CO

1053 Herrick Rd
Delanson

Z-Ipek & Sons Inc

324 Torquay Blvd
Albany

ZANDRI CONSTRUCTION CORP

329 STATE ST
Albany

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