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"Our chair looks brand new! We purchased our own fabric and dropped it off with the chair. It took about 3 weeks to get done and we could not be happier! The chair" has become my weekend reading chair. So comfortable and just gorgeous. Love it and highly recommend
and his work.

-Dave C.

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"The most difficult part was deciding on color and fabric . Mr.
did allow me to bring color swatches home to match with sofa which made the" process easier. Once the fabric was ordered and received the chairs were completed in a very timely manner. The entire process took just about three weeks. We have used Mr.
on two previous occasions so expected an excellent result which is what he delivered.

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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!

Upholstery reviews in Baltimore

A

Rating
I chose fabric from one of the shops suppliers. While expensive, it appears to be of high quality. The entire process from dropping the chairs off to delivery was great. The work was completed when promised. Both chairs look great and the high quality of the craftsmanship is evident.
- Marrion P.
B

Rating
This was the second job completed by this company. As with the first, the response was timely and delivery of completed product was very quick. Overall, I was very satisfied the first time, or I would not have used them a second time. However I was disappointed that my sofa job had a seam on the sofa back and down the seat cushion on both sides. I was told that was due to the fact that my selected fabric was only 54 inches wide. Had I known that and realized that a seam, actually one on both sides of the couch, about 8 inches from either end, would be visible I would have not chosen that fabric. This is why I gave a C grade for quality. I regret that I did not push the issue. I feel I was misled, hence a C grade for professionalism. Also felt his price was a little steep, although the work was done well with a fast turnaround time.
- helen J.
A

Rating
They were prompt and did not try to push the most expensive fabric. They did a good job. The salesman was not too pushy. They did what they said they were going to do. They helped me select the fabric and covered two couches. He did tall drapes for a fourteen foot area. He did the drapes in different areas. I knew about them and I knew where to go. Everybody there was helpful and made sure it was not a painful experience for me. The lady who took the measurements did a good job.
- Andrew L.
D

Rating
For my furniture:

* The Thomasville chair was well done and there were no problems.
* The Thomasville sofa's under-supprt fell through and some of the trim separated from the underlying wood. Both occurred about 4 years after the work was completed.
* The setee was essentially ruined. (This was an historical piece from about 1870. An identical sister of this setee is roped off in the
Baltimore  Upholsterers Provider Name Locked
Museum in D.C.-across the street from the White House.) They were provided with the original springs which were to be used in the seat of the setee. Rather than contacting me about the springs, they were thrown away. This tremendously devalued the piece. I immediately called to recover the springs, but the trash has already been collected by the Sanitation department. A complaint was made, but without the springs nothing could be done.

My sister's sofa:
* There were no structural problems.
* They failed to align the stripes in the upholstery.
* A complaint was made and they did redo the work to her satisfaction.

It is because of this experience that I joined Angie's list. I was surprised to see this firm "A" rated.
- Patrick R.
A

Rating
It went very well and they were very good. When the work was finished, they called me to let me know it was complete. They had good customer service.
- James H.
B

Rating
The work done was very good. Not everything was done due to what was practical to do and not do- based on what was accessible and what would have been beyond my budget (which was no problem). The work was done within a day (after the parts came in)- but done very well. This is a family business, which had been started by the father in the 1950's. His adult children now own and run the business. The customer communication to the shop should be done with the lady in charge (who is the older sister). The brothers do the work & are polite- but they leave almost all of the customer contact to the sister- who is a very good "people person." My experience with
Baltimore  Upholsterers Provider Name Locked
was good, and I would go there again for ato interior work.
- Lawrence J M.
B

Rating
They picked up the sofa promptly and promised it would be returned in two weeks. I provided the material, but it was not enough so there was some delay. I have to select new material and they had to order it. Bottom line it took about six weeks to get the sofa back and its pipping was not as well finished as I had hoped, but decided not to send it back again. Otherwise the sofa looks fine. There were a few unexpected charges, but I was called and asked about everything throughout the process.
- TAUNYA B.
B

Rating
I have this old chair that needed some TLC. After this company was done, I didn't know how to fix the wood because this company upholstered over the wood. I had to wait until the right material was orders for them to come back and fix my chair. When they were finished, I didn't have any wood. To redo the wood may be impossible. The chair is beautiful now.
- SUSANNE M.

Upholsterers in Baltimore

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A SCOTT'S UPHOLSTERY

8 WILD CHERRY CT
Windsor Mill

A Sujeta Upholstery

Sykesville
Sykesville

A Woman's Touch Upholstery

6400 Frankford Ave
Baltimore

A-1 UPHOLSTERING

5527 BELAIR RD
Baltimore

A-1 UPHOLSTERING

4350 NORRISVILLE RD
White Hall

A. Hoffman Awning Co

5113 Belair Road
Baltimore

AAA RESTORATIONS INC

938 E SWAN CREEK RD
Annapolis

Adorn Custom Upholstery Inc

7 Main St
Reisterstown

ADRIANNE UPHOLSTERY

764 MATCH POINT DR
Arnold

ALEXANDER BLANK FABRICS

2 W RIDGELY RD
Lutherville Timonium

ALT UPHOLSTERERS

3702 DIANE AVE
Hampstead

ANNAPOLIS UPHOLSTERING CO

4435 INDIGO LN
Harwood

ART'S UPHOLSTERY INC

1416 NORTH BEND RD
Jarrettsville

Artistic Slip Covers & Upholstery

5503 Northgreen Road
Windsor Mill

AUTOMOTIVE CONCEPTS INC

1245 MERRITT BLVD
Dundalk

B & J INTERIORS INC

3630 WOODBINE RD
Woodbine

BALTIMORE'S BEST UPHOLSTERY

849 WISTERIA DR
Westminster

BARBARA LYNN DECORATORS INC

5248 REISTERSTOWN RD
Baltimore

BEGLEITER UPHOLSTERY CO

6801 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore

Bel Air Custom Canvas & Upholstery

810 Conowingo Road
Bel Air

Bell's Trim and Design, Inc.

6924 Warfield Rd
Gaithersburg

BJORN'S UPHOLSTERY CO

5 RIVER DR
Severna Park

BORN AGAIN REFINISHING

334 ROSSITER AVE
Baltimore

BOWLINGS UPHOLSTERY & FURN RPR

3838 S HANOVER ST
Brooklyn

C & B'S FURNITURE & REUPHOLSTR

4027 W ROGERS AVE
Baltimore

CALICO CORNERS

1598 Rockville Pike
Rockville

Carpet Authority Inc.

9121 Belair Rd
Nottingham

Century Upholstery

8840 Belair Rd
Nottingham

CENTURY UPHOLSTERY CO

7816 HARFORD RD
Parkville

CHERRY'S UPHOLSTERY CO

4805 GARRISON BLVD
Baltimore

Chesapeake Outfitters

13111 Cherwin Avenue
Middle River

CITY UPHOLSTERING & ANTIQUES

106 ANNAPOLIS ST
Annapolis

Clifton Upholstering & Design Inc

4506 Harford Rd
Baltimore

Clothworks

3610 Gardenview Rd.
Pikesville

CONSOLIDATED FURNITURE SVC

20 S FRANKLINTOWN RD
Baltimore

CONTINENTAL UPHOLSTERY

2116 MONUMENTAL RD
Halethorpe

D & M UPHOLSTERING

4532 SHAFFER RD

D P Interiors

505 Aquahart Road
Glen Burnie

DAVE'S TRIM SHOP

1200 CRAIN HWY N
Glen Burnie

Davis Upholstery

4831 Cherry Tree Ln
Sykesville

Decorating Den Interiors

9215 Livery Ln
Laurel

Decorating Den Interiors

845 Snowfall Way
Westminster

Decorating Den Interiors

731 Marianne Ln
Catonsville

Decorating Den Interiors

12827 Sand Dollar Way
Middle River

Decorating Den Interiors

911 Shore Dr
Edgewater

Designing Women

2011 Smith Ave
Baltimore

DI CATALDO RESTORATION STUDIOS

1932 LINCOLN DR
Annapolis

DMA UPHOLSTERY

837 BALTIMORE BLVD
Westminster

DOVETAIL RESTORATION LLC

3100 FALLS CLIFF RD #6
Baltimore

Dr Furniture

PO Box 754
Ellicott City

DYNAMIC DESIGN CUSTOM DRAPERY

912 BEALES TRL
Pasadena

DYNAMIC DESIGN CUSTOM UPHLSTRY

721 FREDERICK RD
Catonsville

ENCORE UPHOLSTERING CO

1772 Sulphur Spring Rd Ste 105
Halethorpe

FENNER UPHOLSTERY & CANVAS INC

717 FAIRWAY DR
Annapolis

FERRON INTERIORS

5900 DEER RIDGE LN
Elkridge

FOX CUSTOM UPHOLSTERING

1219 GREENWOOD RD
Pikesville

GARVER'S UPHOLSTERY

103 BOND ST
Westminster

HAPPY CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CARE

635 MAIN ST
Reisterstown

HARMAN'S FABRIC & FURNITURE

9 NORTHWEST ST
Annapolis

HARMAN'S INTERIORS

9 NORTHWEST ST
Annapolis

Harman's Interiors LLC

4900 Greenbelt Rd
College Park

HICKORY UPHOLSTERY

2618 CONOWINGO RD
Bel Air

HICKS UPHOLSTERY SHOP

39 BUNCHE ST
Annapolis

HIGHLAND TOWN UPHOLSTERY

410 S HIGHLAND AVE
Baltimore

HOUCK'S UPHOLSTERY SHOP

239 HOPEWELL RD
Churchville

IBELLO & CO

429 FAWCETT ST
Baltimore

IBEX WELDING MFR

10313 MALCOLM CIR
Cockeysville

JOCUS UPHOLSTERY

3413 HAZELWOOD RD
Edgewater

JOSEPH A LOIERO UPHOLSTERING CO., INC

10768 YORK RD
Cockeysville

Joseph's Refinishing and Reupholstering

9176 Red Branch Rd.
Columbia

JOSH LEVIN & ASSOCIATES INC

9324 LIBERTY RD
Randallstown

Karen Fazekas Interiors

21 Madison Pl
Annapolis

KATHLEEN CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

7933 PHILADELPHIA RD
Rosedale

LARRY'S UPHOLSTERY & CANVAS

2417 SPARROWS POINT RD
Sparrows Point

Lauer Furniture Restoration

150 Nichols St
Bel Air

Lucas Special Services Division

5933 Ayleshire Rd
Baltimore

M & J UPHOLSTERY & FURNITURE

1232 ATHENS CT
Bel Air

Marshall's Upholstery

3438 Mondawmin Avenue
Baltimore

MAURICE HOUSE OF ART

908 S CHARLES ST
Baltimore

MDB Carpet & Restoration Services

2223 Anapolios Rd
Baltimore

MILL END SHOPS

2 W Ridgely Rd
Lutherville Timonium

MILL END SHOPS

73 FOREST CENTER PLZ
Annapolis

Mill End Shops

West Ridgely Rd
Ellicott City

OLYMPIC UPHOLSTERY

6309 BELAIR RD
Baltimore

Palmer House Upholsterers

804 Nursery Rd.
Linthicum Heights

PARKS-RABETTE LTD

3739 FALLS RD
Baltimore

Pasadena Upholstery

8136 Fort Smallwood Rd.
Curtis Bay

PERFORMANCE CLEANING INC

1874 LAKELAND DR
Finksburg

RECLINER RESCUE

P O BOX 754
Ellicott City

RED DOOR UPHOLSTERY

1 BROOKFIELD RD
Pasadena

Richard Rain Slipcovers

4871 Manor Lane
Ellicott City

ROGER'S UPHOLSTERY SHOP

2005 ASHBURTON ST
Baltimore

Rug Cleaning Baltimore

36 S Paca St
Baltimore

Shine Right Auto Detailing

1010 Donna Ln
Huntingtown

Shofers Furniture

930 S Charles St
Baltimore

Smith Auto Glass

42 N Caroline St
Baltimore

T & T Furniture Refinishing

100 Railroad Ave
Westminster

The Car Guys

1518 Jabez Run
Millersville

The Cover-Uph Inc

9139 A Red Branch Rd
Columbia

The Linen Loft

78 Cranbrook Rd
Cockeysville

The Steven Pace Upholstering Co

729 FREDERICK RD
Catonsville

Tom Dunphy Custom Slipcovers

930 Chester River Dr
Grasonville

UNDERCOVER CANVAS & UPHOLSTERY

934 DUNELLEN DR
Towson

UPHOLSTERY BY TATTOO

5918 DEALE CHURCHTON RD
Deale

Upholstery Cleaning Baltimore

301 W Monument St
Baltimore

USA Clean Master

300 E Lombard St
Baltimore

WEILAND'S UPHOLSTERING CO

7313 E FURNACE BRANCH RD
Glen Burnie

WESTERN VINYL REPAIR

429 FAWCETT ST
Baltimore

WICKED DESIGN

PARKVILLE MD
Parkville

www.BellaWindows.net

1312 Warrenton Rd

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