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is the consumate professional!! Her communication and follow up is outstanding. She took time to explain all the details to us, what to expect, what services she offered, etc.
We did not use
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, as we went with a contractor that worked on a family members home. It was a very tough decision, and from the 5 quotes we received,
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was always toward the top of our list.
We would not hesitate to work with
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, and we will most certainly call her the next time we have a need.
- BETH K.
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I had a difficult job. Small but Mighty I like to say. I own a conservative ranch in Meridian Hills. I wanted to make my home space efficient, yet elegant. Goal - to take out two main walls to open the space between the kitchen and living/
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creating one large main living space. This seems easy enough, yet all the utilitiues for the entire home where located within those two walls. So they rallied their troops and derived a plan. We relocated everything (I mean everything, Electrical panel, water heater, water softener, HVAC, washer/dryer) creating a new mud room and entry from the garage to the house. Had to trench out the floor in my breezeway to run all this - what a mess, but hey it worked! My kitchen is amazing! I have 3 times the storage as we removed the side entry door to create more cabinet space and installed a new beautiful front door to be now used as the primary entry. Everyone who sees it is blown away at the transformation!! We also redid all the hardwoods throughout the entire house, installed new cast concrete fireplace surrounding and mantel, made the master closet larger and customized, ran can lighting throughout, small updates to both bathrooms, painted entire home inside and out, new gutters, very large new exposed aggregate back patio! I couldn't be happier!
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kept workers on the job, never a down day!
- Ashley R.
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We had to have the work done because we're selling our house and the items turned up on the buyer's inspection report.
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did a great job on both projects, and cleaned up afterwards. We will definitely use him again.
- Nathan B.
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These guys are like the little girl with the curl - when they are good, they are very good, but when they are bad they are horrid.
They were recommended to me by my realtor. They did a good job on a house I was flipping: replaced carpet and screen on a screened porch, and installed new storm doors. At this point i was hopeful, and thought I had finally found a contractor I could rely on to do small jobs.
Then I asked them to fix a problem with a leak in a bathroom in a rental property I own. They completely forgot the first appointment, then eventually made it to the job site and fixed the problem, and to their credit did not charge me.
The final job was to replace a single storm door at my primary residence. They came over and measured, finding that it was a non-standard size (because it is an old house), and after that things went downhill. I had to text them multiple times, I got responses sometimes but not others, they did not follow up on a couple of promised dates for the install, and eventually I just gave up.
I have a lot of work I could potentially send their way, but I am no longer interested in working with them - they do a great job when they bother to show up, but they are far too unreliable, and I just don't need the time-wasting in my life.

- LEANNE AND JOHN M.
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The only step we have completed is the estimate, however I can see why
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was punctual, thorough, knowledgeable, and kind. She gave us a time limit for her estimate to be written for us and even though she had major Life Events occurring we got our estimate within the time frame she told us. So far, so awesome.
- Paul S.
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My wife and I sought bids from three contractors to build a deck and screened patio room off of our kitchen in the back of our
home.
One of the companies we called was NuSash of Indianapolis after picking up a flyer at the Indianapolis Flower and Patio Show. We called the office on April 24. They sent out
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and
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came to our home on April 24. He presented his business card with the NuSash logo and NuSash office number and address. We called
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back directly on his cell phone on May 6 to write up a contract.
The contract called for us to pay $6,800 up front and
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said he would call 811 (Call Before You Dig) and get the necessary permits to build the screen room and to bury an electrical line. Altogether,
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agreed to
* Construct a deck and screen room
* Bury an existing electrical line from our home to the garage,
* Construct a concrete sidewalk with brush-finish from the screen room to the garage,
* Add gutters and downspouts to our garage,
* Replace a piece of panel siding on the garage.
When it came time to make the downpayment,
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told us to write it to
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dba
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and Son instead of NuSash. He told us that NuSash’s owner,
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was in the hospital and that writing a check directly to
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would expedite the work and that he would work it out with NuSash and
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later.
I was suspicious of this and my suspicion grew when my bank called in a few hours as
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tried to cash the check at two different branches of my bank. He altered the check at one of the branches to try to get them to cash it. I had to write him a new check. However, I felt comfortable enough to proceed when
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came back to our house to make markings in the yard and again the next day to introduce me to his subcontractor,
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. Also, since NuSash has been in business locally since 1975, I knew they had the correct contractor licenses. Since I was under the belief I was working with NuSash and just paying
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out of convenience, I also felt comfortable.
I never noticed any markings from Call Before You Dig in my yard, but
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and his crew began work on May 12. Within a few days, the project began to take shape.
During construction, I asked
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on multiple occasions to bring copies of the permits, but he did not do so.
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called on Friday morning, May 23, around 11 a.m., to say that the crew only had about 3 hours left of work and that he would be there around 3 p.m.
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arrived, but there was still much work to be done. The electrical line had not been properly secured for burial and was not ready to be buried.
I spoke with
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about several problems with the construction throughout the project.
* I expressed concern about the pitch of the roof and he told me it was exactly what we needed: 3/12 pitch. Upon measurement
later, the actual pitch is 0.5/12, basically a flat roof.
*I expressed concern about water leaking through the roof and he said it wouldn’t. Actually, the roof leaked in multiple places. I later
realized it was due to the pitch of the roof, the shingles used and the distance of the trusses (one was nearly four feet wide!). They also didn't use flashing. Instead, they used silver tape that is often used for windows.
* I asked if the ceiling fan was appropriate for a porch and he told me it was. However, the fan blades were immediately damaged to due to the roof leaking and water getting on the blades. The fan was an indoor fan and not damp-rated.
* He told me that the existing siding on the back of my home was not painted, but primed white and he would get white siding for the screen room siding to match. I factored this into my painting budget. However did not get white siding. He got grey and said it was higher quality. It turns out my existing siding IS painted white and the grey is the standard siding.
*I expressed concern about the concrete path and the fact there are no expansion joints. Also, it’s not a brushed finish sidewalk. It's a sub-standard concrete job with a very rough exposed aggregate "finish". It's not appropriately level, it dips onboth sides in different places and will crack at the first freeze of winter. He purchased the cheapest bags of mix you can find. As anyone who has worked with concrete knows, the sidewalk needs joints for the concrete to expand and contract. Concrete contractors that I have bid to fix the walk say the concrete used is not suitable for an entire walkway.
* I expressed concern about the lack of a trim around the windows. What was done was screwing in untreated plywood over some screens. It looks like a toddler built it. His crew did not leave room for actual siding.
* I expressed concern about some deck boards that were already chipping and cracking. There were small holes too - one was about the size of a quarter - in a couple of the brand new deck boards. Even though lumber is imperfect, I felt this was unacceptable.
* I also expressed concern about the steps up to the deck and porch and that they were too high.
* The patio doors did not close properly and there was no room to caulk around the doors.
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wanted a final payment from me, but the work was not complete.
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, the subcontractor, told me he would guarantee the work to be done that night if I would just pay the final amount to
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. He said his crew was nervous they wouldn’t get paid if
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did not have time to get to the bank before Memorial Day weekend. He said the line would be buried on Saturday after taking the forms off of the concrete sidewalk.
I felt bad for the workers and I decided to write
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a check. I accidentally wrote it for $6,400 when I only owed $6,000. On Saturday,
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’s crew did not properly bury the electrical line and left me in a dangerous situation.
On Tuesday, May 27, I put a “stop payment” on the check because: A) it was for the incorrect amount and B) the work was not properly completed.
I called
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immediately and told him about the stop payment. I asked him to bring a copy of the contract, a copy of which was never provided to me until much later, and the permits.
When he arrived, he did not have the permits and he presented me only one page of the contract, the page with my signature that does not have any of the parameters of the contract such as licensing, who the agreement is between, etc. Also, he had blacked out a line on the contract. I’m pretty sure this said NuSash and I do not recall a thick, black marker line on the contract upon original signing. Also, below
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’s name, he is listed as the “Marketing Representative”, not the owner. This was clearly a NuSash contract.
Earlier that day, I contacted NuSash and spoke with the owner
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. He told me he had fired
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several weeks ago.
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informed me that
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told NuSash that my wife and I were not interested and that we were a “dead lead”. He stole this lead from NuSash.
When
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came out on the 28th, I asked him if he worked for NuSash and he told me he did not. That was the first time he told me that. He said, “You were perfectly comfortable writing a check to
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and Son.” His lie continued, “I made it clear that this was a
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and Son deal.” He did not. Presenting me with his NuSash business card, signing a NuSash contract and telling me he would work it out with
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, did not make anything clear.
At this same meeting,
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told me that I was the one responsible for the permits and that I was the contractor. I offered to go to Permitting with him knowing that I could not get a permit without drawings and without a licensed contractor.
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left threatening to
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me for writing a “bad check” when in fact, I had only put a stop payment on a payment that was not due since the work is not permitted, not finished and the check was for the incorrect amount.
The next day, I again offered to meet
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at the building permits office on Monday, June 1. He agreed and he tried to get me to sign off as the person responsible for the permits with drawings that are not accurate (particularly the roof). He left off the electrical work too in the drawings. I had also been told by Permitting that I needed to obtain a permit to bury the electrical line and
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insisted that I did not.
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told me the drawings he had made would cost me $500 if I wanted
them.
We departed again.
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also left me another message threatening to
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meand that he would be putting a
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on my home.
I decided to call a licensed home inspector to look at the screen room and other work. The inspector found several code violations and bad construction practices. I offered for
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to meet with the inspector. He did but he disagreed with everything the contractor found except that the electrical line was not buried properly.
I agreed to pay
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$3,800 as a final payment (instead of $6,000) thinking I could get the roof and electrical fixed with $2,200. I did this to get him away from my home and protect against the headache of him attempting to
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me. I wrote an addendum to my contract that he signed indicating that this was the my final payment.
I have since had a licensed contractor and electrician look into the room. The electrician will take care of the line burial and electrical code violations (incorrect fan type, no GFCI on electrical outlet, no cover for outlet, outlet on same circuit as fan and lighiting). I had
another contractor look into fixing the room, but he believed it was beyond repair. I have used this contractor many times for other work. He and his crew tore down the screen room and build a code-approved, sturdy room that does not leak and looks beautiful.
Also, I called 811 and there is no record of them coming to my house nor a request for my address by anybody.
I want
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to pay for the cost of electrical work ($700), demolition and construction of new patio room ($4,800) and concrete path demolition and new path construction ($1,600) for a total of $7,100.


- Ryan P.
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and his crew always do an excellent job. This is the fourth time we've used him for home upgrades. His attention to detail, and making sure it's done right, is second to none. He has great ideas, and when we give him a general idea what we want, we trust him to make it look fantastic.
- STEVE S.
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Still not completed. Project has taken 3 months and company does NOT update status of project or when they will complete task. Formal BID stated concrete needs 16-24hrs to dry, and subcontractor (
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) informed me that he needs 4-5 days without rain and this is why the project has taken 3 months. Currently the concrete slabs have been poured, but the metal cages have not been secured. I've emailed and contacted
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and his subcontractors
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(A&K It's All In The Details, LLC) as to the status of the project and my concern that the A/C units may be stolen due to their excessive timeline and lack of communication to myself or the Property Manager.
- thomas D.
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Still not completed. Project has taken 3 months and company does NOT update status of project or when they will complete task. Formal BID stated concrete needs 16-24hrs to dry, and contractor (
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) informed me that he needs 4-5 days without rain and this is why the project has taken 3 months. Currently the concrete slabs have been poured, but the metal cages have not been secured. I've emailed and contacted
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and his partners
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(Circle City Painting and Remodeling) as to the status of the project and my concern that the A/C units may be stolen due to their excessive timeline and lack of communication to myself or the Property Manager. Overall the company does NOT seem concerned with project and need to complete it in a timely fashion.
- thomas D.
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came out with a worker and reinforced a bottom step to the lake with pressure treated lumber topped with concrete. He cleaned up the other steps and added pea gravel. It looks much better and I'm confident we won't have any issues with deterioration for quite a while. We also discussed other work we may hire him to do. He's reasonalby priced and seems to know his stuff! The only concern I had was how long it took him to respond in the first place after I called and then again to schedule - but once that was done, he showed up when he said he would and got the work done quickly.
- Dawn B.
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