Indianapolis Remodeling Contractors

in Indianapolis, IN

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Remodeling Contractors in Indianapolis
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Mary M.
"Attention to detail was fabulous, showed up when they said they would and completed work in a timely manner. Excellent tile work. Explained the work they were doing. Takes great pride in their work.
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Kevin K.
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came out to the house and did an amazing job on everything they touched, which was a lot! I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for something large" or small done to their house and want it done right the first time for a fair price. They have been in business a long time and are VERY professional.
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Julie T.
"Since this really wasn't a conventional light fixture, but a blown glass fixture, we had to brainstorm on a way to actually hang it to make it look right.
" came over and we discussed different ideas about how to best make the fixture fit in the space. He went off and found some rods and a mount to extend the fixture down so that it would look right in our high entry way. It really now looks perfect where it is.
is very good at looking at a space and coming up with ideas to make it look right. His work is high quality and he doesn't stop until the job is done right. The only "complaint" is that you have to wait to get his time sometimes. He's very busy. But that's for a good reason. He's very good. So if you are willing to wait a bit on the job, I highly recommend
because the results are typically worth the wait.

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Angie's Answers

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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 Indianapolis

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I used
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for a bathroom remodel in my home. We have a rather large master bath and were ready for a full upgrade!
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had the best pricing in town! The crew that came to our home was punctual, friendly and very detail oriented. We absolutely love the finished product! They did ceramic tile on our floors and it looks pristine! We had a new shower installed and all new fixtures throughout. The drywall and paint work was perfect! We really good not ask for more than what we got from
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(the owner) was a complete pleasure to deal with from start to finish. He was fast and fair with his estimate. The office was quick to get us scheduled even with the wait time to get in some of our materials. They were very concerned with making sure we were happy and that the scheduling is what would work best for us! We knew well in advance of our service date so we were able to schedule around that accordingly. We plan to use
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often on a magnitude of larger projects we have in mind! We definitely got our money's worth AND MORE! They are the best providers in town, hands down! The owner is personable and truly strives to make the customer happy, the office staff is so friendly and helpful. You can tell they actually enjoy doing what they do. This is true of the crew as well. They actually seemed to be having fun while working! These qualities are so hard to find in a company today! If you are looking for a company to use for a large project- look no further!!!
- Lorin O.
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He took some measurements and we discussed what I wanted in my new kitchen. He gave me a ball park figure and apologized because it was so expensive. He thought he scared me but I tried to reassure him that if that what it cost, there was no need to apologize. I asked him to provide me with an itemized accounting of the work to be performed so that I could make a determination of how I wanted to proceed. I never received any communication from the company to date.
- LINDA H.
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It appears the company did not feel that I was able to afford the cost of their services so they made the visit short and sweet (so to speak).
- Ella S.
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Things went great. I would highly recommend
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,
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, and everyone involved with
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. Things were done on time and the quality of their work was very high. They didn't take any shortcuts. They did everything completely as they if they would be working on their own home. They were honest and quickly and painlessly took care of any questions or concerns I had along the way. I plan on getting windows done on my home soon and will most likely use
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for that as well.
- Katie O.
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The owner, Bill arrived with a crew of 3 men. We went over the areas that needed to be done, Bill made sure all the supplies and
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were accounted for, and left. Two men started hanging the
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in the garage, and the other started to set up for the kitchen wall repair. He hung a plastic wall
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to section off the damaged wall area, and protect the rest of the kitchen from the sanding dust and mud he would be applying. When the wall in the kitchen was finished, he repaired the small area in the bath, cleaned up the mess and removed the
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, and helped the other two finish in the garage. A couple days later, the crew came back and sanded all the areas where they had done work previously. One of them started sanding in the garage, while the second again set up the
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in the kitchen, and began the sanding process. The third set up in the living room, patched the holes where the can lights had been, stripped off the old damaged areas of texture, and patched and re-textured the ceiling area. You could not tell that there had been can lights there previously; the texture matched so perfectly to the rest of ceiling. The crew worked very well together, they were very thorough, professional, and quick in everything that they did. They even put the switch plate covers back on the wall when I wasn't looking! I would highly recommend
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to anyone!


- Steven G.
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I had really high hopes for this contractor. They have excellent scores here on Angie's List and looked like they really do quality work. I guess I'm the odd one out.
I started trying to contact
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for a quote in April. I sent them a message/request through the contact email form on their website. I didn't hear anything for two weeks, so then called the phone number on their website and left a message (in case the form wasn't working). A week later I received a voicemail reply from the company. They said that since I'd left my email address in my message to them, she'd email me the next day. A few more days passed (we're now in May), so I emailed her with my home location and what I was wanting.
Two and a half weeks later, still no reply, so I tried to send one last email. I finally received an email reply the next day. In it was a date and time window for when she could come see my home for the quote (June 9th). I replied saying that I would make that time/date work and would get the time off from work.
June 9th comes, and I take the time off from work and get home to meet
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for my visit. The window of time mentioned in the email comes and goes with no visitors to my home. I call and leave a message asking what happened to them. Guess I really shouldn't have been disappointed and should have seen it coming. A week later I got a call back from
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. She stated that she did not have any appointment for me on her calendar and that she had, in fact, canceled all of her appointments that were scheduled for that day because of a pet emergency. Apparently since I didn't receive a confirmation email, I should have known that the time and date was really set. So, an appointment was again set for June 24th. On the 24th,
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showed up, looked around, took some pictures and measurements. She said it would be three weeks to a month to get a quote done. On
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19th I received an email asking if I still wanted a quote (yes). The quote was emailed to me on
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20th. The estimate for remodeling my small (1950s ranch home) kitchen was more than half of what I paid to purchase the home. And that was without the cost of new appliances. I really couldn't justify that kind of money.
I do understand that
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is running a one-woman office and that the economy is picking up. But waiting usually a week or more between contacts just trying to set up a quote didn't give me any warm fuzzies about the actual work being done on time. I will say that I did like the company's contract structure and that they make their own cabinetry.
- JESSICA R.
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We wanted to remodel an area we had neglected for over 30 years.
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made several suggestions on how to do this and we liked them all. In addition we had a deadline of our son's wedding date when guests would be in the house and we wanted the work completed prior to that. Since this was the second project we have done with
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(a major family room makeover was completed last summer and we loved it) they assured us that they would be able to do the work in the allotted time, assuming other suppliers came thru with orders for materials. Additionally, as with all projects in an older home, we had several non-current-project related items needing
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's expertise and they were able to accomplish those items in addition to maintaining the current project's schedule. The end result was spectacular and we couldn't be more pleased. All our guests liked the makeovers and we are already planning the next project we would like
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to do for us!! They really do quality work, their craftsmanship is superb, and they take great pride in the final outcome and getting it right. We would highly recommend them to anyone considering remodeling or even new additions.
- Joseph C.

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