Birmingham Upholsterers

in Birmingham, AL

61
Upholsterers are
in Birmingham

14
Upholsterers in Birmingham
are top rated

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DEBBIE S.
"The owner was very pleasant on the phone. She gave me an estimate over the phone and explained my options for pickup or drop off by me. I chose to drop off. They promised completion" in 5-7 business days and the chair was ready in 5 business days. They provided extra material at no charge for the piping. When I dropped off the chair she asked questions and explained everything to me. When I picked up the chair she and her employee were very courteous and friendly. The chair is absolutely gorgeous. I could not be happier. I would use them again and would recommend them highly.
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Rated by
Susan R.
"They have been in business for 35 years, so they must be doing something right. The conversation with them on the phone went very well. They were very nice and courteous. They were" not the cheapest or the most expensive. They said they would be here at 10:30 a.m. and they were, plus they called to say they were on their way.
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Rated by
David N.
"I will give the provider an A for effort and desire to please. I give them a C for the quality of the work performed. It was below my expectations especially since the charge was," in my opinion, a premium charge as $450 is a lot for 4 chair cushions, not including fabric. They did not follow instructions exactly even though the instructions were standard upholstery and they were 100% clear on what was to be done. I did not think the actual sewing was up to the level of their rates and that definitely influences this opinion. Their turnaround time was however, better than average. They also provide prompt pick up and delivery. The overall experience with this business was better than average, but the actual upholstery work was not as well done as I was expecting.

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1. It's important that I find a good one
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3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
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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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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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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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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!

Upholstering reviews in Birmingham

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I found the experience very satisfying . Mr.
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has a very, nice, friendly personality. I really had no definite idea what I wanted on the chair. He gave me some options and suggestions, but was not at all pushy. His suggestions and help for fabric color and quality were very helpful. I had no intention of putting the color that I ended up using on the chair. But, after we had a good discussion about what colors, that I have in the room where I put the chair, I ended up useing the fabric he recommended and I have been very happy with it. It looks much better than the fabrick I thought I wanted. It fits perfectly in the room.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS VERY NICE, POLITE GENTLEMAN. I WOULD CERTAINLY USE HIM AGAIN.
I was in no hurry to receive the items...he did have to order the fabric and we had to wait for it, but, that did not matter to me since I was in no hurry. I really can't remember exactly, but, I think it took 3 or 4 weeks. But, it was well worth the wait.
- JOHN M.
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I chose to get a second opinion for upholstery work from this guy based on the reviews on Angie's list, but I will stick with my first option of the upholsterer in Montevallo, which my friends recommended.
- Laurl S.

All Upholsterers in Birmingham, AL

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AAA CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

1960 CHANDALAR DR
Pelham

ALABAMA UPHOLSTERY & REFINISH

700 PRATT HWY
Birmingham

ALFRED D GREEN UPHOLSTERY

2011 CAROLINA AVE
Bessemer

ANTIQUE RESTORATION & CUSTOM

1928 1ST AVE N
Bessemer

BETTY'S UPHOLSTERY

8248 AL HIGHWAY 157
Cullman

Book's Upholstery

PO Box 110545
Birmingham

BRADSHAW UPHOLSTERY SHOP

737 JACKSON BLVD
Birmingham

BRASHER'S UPHOLSTERING SHOP

621 34TH ST S
Birmingham

BUFFKIN UPHOLSTERY

807 SHADES CREST RD
Birmingham

C & U UPHOLSTERY SUPPLIES

640 OLD HIGHWAY 31 S
Garden City

CAMPBELL FURNITURE REPAIR

1808 AVENUE E
Birmingham

COMPETITIVE UPHOLSTERY

2856 PELHAM PKWY
Pelham

CULLMAN FURNITURE REPAIR

1528 Peachtree Ln NW Ste 101
Cullman

EDDIE'S SEAT COVERS

1021 WOODLAND AVE SW
Birmingham

ELLISON'S UPHOLSTERY & CANVAS

342 COUNTY ROAD
Bremen

ERWIN & ASSOC

9232 HIGHWAY 31 N
Kimberly

GAMBLE'S UPHOLSTERY

2308 15TH AVE N
Bessemer

Glass Upholstery Company

601 Graymont Ave. North
Birmingham

HAMMOCK UPHOLSTERY

HIGHWAY 31
Garden City

HARLAN UPHOLSTERY

120 PARKWAY DR
Leeds

HILL'S UPHOLSTERY

8238 Ponderosa Ln
Morris

JERRY'S GLASS SVC

10941 County Road 747
Hanceville

JONES UPHOLSTERY

908 OAKVIEW CIR
Fairfield

JORDAN'S UPHOLSTERY & POWER

587 BESSEMER SUPER HWY C
Birmingham

JUNIOR'S UPHOLSTERY SHOP

5700 1ST AVE N
Birmingham

KEEL REFINISHING & UPHOLSTERY

2416 4th Ave S
Birmingham

KING AUTO GLASS & TRIM

2610 WARRIOR RD
Birmingham

Leather Finesse

2625 Meridian Dr.

MARK WILLIAMS UPHOLSTERY

587 SHADES CREST RD
Birmingham

MITCHELL'S UPHOLSTERY

7087 HIGHWAY 524
Birmingham

MORTON'S UPHOLSTERY

600 3RD AVE N
Birmingham

Muns Furniture Repair

115 Pine Ridge Drive
Trafford

NEEL'S INTERIORS

614 24th Street South
Birmingham

QUALITY AUTO UPHOLSTERY

2434 Ormond Dr
Birmingham

Re Upholstery

930 Oxmoor Rd
Homewood

RICKY'S UPHOLSTERY

169 LEE ST
Birmingham

RV Shop

6814 Sunny Dell Dr
Bessemer

Sears

2500 Riverchase Galleria
Birmingham

SLIP COVERS BY PAM

945 SHADY BROOK CIR
Birmingham

SOUTHERN CLASSIC UPHOLSTERY

1640 2ND AVE SW
Cullman

Southern Gal Creations

5863 Shane Circle
Pinson

STALLWORTH UPHOLSTERY & VINYL

5101 VALLEY RD
Fairfield

Standard Heating & Air Conditioning

520 8th Street South
Birmingham

STEWARTS CUSTOM UPHOLSTERERS

104 OWENS PKWY
Birmingham

STOCKTON UPHOLSTERY & WINDOW

115 WALTER DAVIS DR
Birmingham

STOCKTON UPHOLSTERY & WINDOW

3949 CYPRESS DR
Birmingham

SUGAR 'N SPICE

2806 19TH PL S
Birmingham

SUGAR N SPICE UPHOLSTERY

2806 19TH PLACE S
Birmingham

Tarrant Mattress & Upholstery

1424 Pinson St
Birmingham

TOP HAT UPHOLSTERY & INTERIORS

420 13TH AVE N
Birmingham

TRIM SHOP

3440 LORNA LN
Birmingham

TRUE CRAFT UPHOLSTERY

1641 WARRIOR RD
Birmingham

UPHOLSTERY BY AULTMAN

513 Blackmon Cir
Adamsville

UPHOLSTERY PLACE

5904 5TH ST S
Bessemer

VEST UPHOLSTERY

512 STATE ST
Sumiton

WE THE PEOPLE FURNITURE

104 20TH ST N
Bessemer

WILLIAMS UPHOLSTERY

1927 3RD AVE N
Bessemer

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