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"Everything went perfectly. All appointments were on time. We dealt with
in all aspects of the work. He came to the house to look at what" we needed done , and brought out fabric samples for us to look at. He recommended the type of fabric we should use and gave us a rough estimate of cost. When we picked out the fabric for the sofas he gave us a better estimate of their cost and scheduled a pickup of the sofas and ottoman. He picked them up as scheduled and gave us a completion date. While he had the sofas , we went to his shop to pick out fabric for the chairs. There he had walls of fabric books with thousands of samples. We took number of books home to choose from.
delivered our sofas, and picked up the chairs. With the sofas in place we tried all our fabric choices with them , and picked out the fabric. Called
with our choice. He ordered the fabric and finished the job. Very professional, prompt, and helpful, I would highly recommend them.

-john G.

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and the way he professionally" took care of the job. I was worried about money, my budget was tight, and I think he was fair. The fabrics he brought showed that he had worked on high-end jobs and he knew fine quality. He took pride in his work and delivered chairs that look beautiful and expensive. I'm happy and have referred others to him already.

-Ilene S.

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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 Los Angeles

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I received an estimate for the work. I had sent to
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by text, a photo of the furniture to help with the estimate. I called other Angie's List providers.
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's quote was very competitive, extremely fair and included pick up and delivery because of my location.
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also sent me photos of past upholstery jobs so I could see the quality of his work. We proceeded with the work after I received the fabric that I had ordered. We were very pleased with the end result -- outstanding quality, very quick turnaround, and prompt delivery. Excellent communication about progress of the work throughout the job. This is a good, solid family business. All jobs come through word of mouth. I am delighted that we have an upholsterer we can rely on for future jobs.
- BETTE H.
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Everything went PERFECTLY! I had read all the Angie's List reviews and was pleased to note all the positive reviews for not only the workmanship but also the favorable pricing relative to other quality providers.
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was responsive and friendly when I called, and was prompt for our appointment. Since I had my own fabric already, the price quoted was for re-upholstery services only (including pick-up & delivery);
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was also attentive to our particular request for ensuring VERY FIRM cushioning since my husband is a large man.
Because we contracted for services in mid-December, the forecasted completion date was approx. mid-January, which was OK with us. However sometime in early January,
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called to say that another customer's fabric hadn't arrived as scheduled, so he was able to move up our job - so we arranged for an earlier completion/delivery date (also OK with us!). We were REALLY PLEASED with the workmanship, friendliness & professionalism of
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& his company! We have already provided his information to friends, and would use his services again in a heartbeat!
- Deborah B.
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Once I decided on fabric for each chair, I emailed
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Hipsman, the owner, with pictures and dimensions. He let me know exactly how much fabric I needed to order and gave me a quote for reupholstering each chair. After the fabric arrived, I made an appointment for
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to come to my home and pick up the fabrics and chairs (included in the quote).
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was friendly, prompt and professional. We discussed the work that was to be done and he made some great suggestions for updating the style of the upholstery (i.e. changing the way the skirt fell, changing button detail, etc.). Several weeks later,
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delivered the completed chairs back to me. The quality of his work is excellent. The cost was not inexpensive, but the chairs look fantastic and will last for another 30 years. Without my asking,
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even made some extra covered buttons for one of the cushions in case of emergency. I highly recommend
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and will use them in the future.
- Allison S.
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was great. He brings samples right to your home, so you can compare fabric samples with the other furniture in your house. I initially called him to have six dining room chairs reupholstered. He did them at a fabulous price, and they looked perfect. Not only did the fabric look great, but the chairs felt great - the padding was now firm again, and comfortable. I thought he'd done such a good job that I asked him to look at two other chairs, one of which had a matching ottoman. He brought back fabric samples and I selected what I wanted, and he reupholstered those also. They also look great - I feel like I have a whole new living room at less than a third of the cost of what new furniture would have cost me.
I also should say that when I was looking up reupholsterers on Angie's list, I forgot to check the box that specifies within what distance/radius. So, when I reached
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, and told him where I was, it was quite far from his place of business. I apologized, and said I had forgotten to select a distance on Angie's List and that I'd look up other businesses. He immediately said, "Angie's List? Oh, well for an Angie's List member I should come that far; could I come on a weekend though, since traffic will be better?" (
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is in City of Industry, and I'm in
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!) It worked out well; I was just flexible about when I met him (weekend, and the final delivery of my chairs he did on Thanksgiving morning).
- Debra M.
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I couldn't believe my eyes when I picked up the chair. It looked amazing. He even finished early and the best price I found on here!
- Marc W.
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I got three bids. Three Brother's bid was half of the estimate of the others. They came out promptly with one bother doing the estimate. He arrived when scheduled and gave the bid. On the day scheduled for the work they showed up with a crew of four and brought quilts to protect the floor. They also brought a heavy professional sewing machine and set it up outside. They immediately began work cutting and sewing and matching the pattern side to side with the main wall pattern, they also sewed a double piping and applied everything perfectly. They finished the wall upholstery the first day and swept everything clean when they finished and moved the furniture and rug and pads back into the room. They took the 8 seats with them on Saturday and returned Monday morning, after calling to say exactly when they would be here, and installed the seats. I paid them $1,800 of the $2,000 after they finished the walls and then paid the remaining $200 when the brought back the chairs seats.
- DAVID H.
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was wonderful. He quoted the job from emailed photos. He picked up the chairs and finished the work in three days. The chairs are beautiful.
- MARY K.
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I read all the great reviews and I thought "We'll see....."
Here I am to add another great review.
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was great, very prompt service, excellent craftsmanship, good value.
I'm going to have him do 10 dining room chairs next. He's fabulous, I won't be using anyone else in future.
- Margaret G.

Upholsterers in Los Angeles

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UNIQUE CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

835 N DODSWORTH AVE
Covina

UNIQUE CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY & INTERIORS

932 N. GRAND AVE.
Covina

UNITED CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

5702 W PICO BLVD
Los Angeles

UNITED UPHOLSTERING CO

3028 Glenhurst Ave
Los Angeles

UNIVERSAL UPHOLSTERY

724 S EUGENE RD
Palm Springs

UPHOLSTERERS

6485 JURUPA AVE
Riverside

Upholstery

128 Noth Ave 64
Los Angeles

Upholstery

128 North Ave 64
Los Angeles

UPHOLSTERY & FURNITURE RSTRTN

310 W 54TH ST
Los Angeles

upholstery by frank barbera

21395 Via Del Parque
Yorba Linda

UPHOLSTERY BY JIMMY

24011 CARMEL DR
Lake Forest

UPHOLSTERY BY STEVEN E SOTO

424 E GRANT ST
Rialto

Upholstery Canoga park 818-783-0369

7033 Canoga Ave
Canoga Park

Upholstery Center

19311 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana

UPHOLSTERY CORTEZ

3330 E FLORIDA AVE
Hemet

UPHOLSTERY CREATION

14392 HOOVER ST
Westminster

Upholstery Decor Inc.

5788 Hollister Ave.
Santa Barbara.

UPHOLSTERY DESIGN BY BANLLY

8055 W 3RD ST
Los Angeles

UPHOLSTERY EXPRESS

4332 E LIVE OAK AVE
Arcadia

UPHOLSTERY GALORE INC

214 HELENA AVE
Santa Barbara

UPHOLSTERY IN MOTION

1145 Orange Show Rd Ste F
San Bernardino

UPHOLSTERY INNOVATIONS

312 N COTA ST
Corona

UPHOLSTERY OUTLET

82851 MILES AVE
Indio

Upholstery Pasadena (213) 509-1516

510 East Walnut Street
Pasadena

UPHOLSTERY PLACE

7602 TALBERT AVE
Huntington Beach

UPHOLSTERY PLACE

15131 TRITON LN
Huntington Beach

Upholstery service 818-783-4000 wm desing

13910 ventura blvd
Sherman Oaks

Upholstery Service simi valley

1521 Christine Ave
Simi Valley

Upholstery Service simi valley

1521 Christine Ave
Simi Valley

Upholstery Service simi valley

1521 Christine Ave
Simi Valley

UPHOLSTERY SERVICES

10435 CALIFORNIA AVE
Riverside

UPHOLSTERY SHOP

3561 S NORMANDIE AVE
Los Angeles

Upholstery Shop

1861 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles

Upholstery Studio city

12910 ventura blvd

UPHOLSTERY WORKS

68929 PEREZ RD
Cathedral City

UPHOLSTERY ZONE

19845 VENTURA BLVD
Woodland Hills

URIBE FURNITURE

721 S HARBOR BLVD
Fullerton

Uribes Upholstery

1601 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton

VACCO AIR DUCT & VENT CLEANING

1833 S MOUNTAIN AVE
Monrovia

VALLEY UPHOLSTERING INC

18165 NAPA ST
Northridge

VALLEY UPHOLSTERY

81791 OLEANDER AVE
Indio

VAN BUTLER DESIGN

2225 LAGUNA CANYON RD
Laguna Beach

VAN NUYS AWNING CO

5661 SEPULVEDA BLVD
Van Nuys

VAN NUYS UPHOLSTERY

7623 HESPERIA AVE
Reseda

VARGAS CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

1345 N RED GUM ST
Anaheim

VELASQUEZ CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

5358 W PICO BLVD
Los Angeles

VELVET BUTTERFLY DESIGNS

1815 N. Bronson Ave.,
Los Angeles

VENICE SEAT COVER

1533 S VERMONT AVE
Los Angeles

VERA'S UPHOLSTERY

PO Box 3272
Santa Fe Springs

VERDUGO UPHOLSTERY

2429 HONOLULU AVE
Montrose

VICTOR'S UPHOLSTERY

7344 1/2 ALONDRA BLVD
Paramount

VICTOR'S UPHOLSTERY

657 N MENTOR AVE
Pasadena

VICTOR'S UPHOLSTERY & FABRICS

1917 W CARSON ST
Torrance

VILLA FURNITURE MFR

12911 S Budlong Ave
Gardena

VILLALOBOS UPHOLSTERY

3408 N FIGUEROA ST
Los Angeles

VINCENT'S FINE FURNITURE

5706 E BEVERLY BLVD
Los Angeles

Vintage Belongings and Design

2304 S. Castle Harbour Pl

VIP Carpet Cleaners Monterey Park

240 S Garfield Ave, # A
Monterey Park

VITO'S VINYL REPAIR

PO Box 2924
Laguna Hills

VIVA UPHOLSTERY

1514 S MANSFIELD AVE
Los Angeles

W M DESIGN

13910 VENTURA BLVD
Sherman Oaks

WAHL UPHOLSTERY

10621 Bloomfield Ave
Los Alamitos

WALESKAS UPHOLSTERY

27992 CAMINO CAPISTRANO
Laguna Niguel

Wall Uholstery by Saleno

P.O Box 87
Van Nuys

Wall Upholstery by Salerno

P.O Box 87
Van Nuys

Warren Clark's Custom Carpets

715 N Mountain Ave Ofc
Upland

Watkins Carpet Cleaning

1709 Church Street
Redlands

We Got'cha Covered

700 E. Redlands Blvd PMB 185
Redlands

WENDY'S MAX UPHOLSTERERS

PEBBLY BEACH RD
Avalon

WEST VALLEY UPHOLSTERY

7002 OWENSMOUTH AVE
Canoga Park

WESTCOAST UPHOLSTERY

7626 Somerset Blvd
Paramount

WESTWOOD HILLS UPHOLSTERY

5657 W PICO BLVD
Los Angeles

White Knight Cleaning Service

2518 Kansas Ave
Santa Monica

WILLIAMS CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

12335 DOHERTY ST
Riverside

WILLY'S UPHOLSTERY

4945 MISSION BLVD
Montclair

wm custom upholstery 805-276-0158

1521 Christine Ave
Simi Valley

wm custom upholstery 805-276-0158

1521 Christine Ave
Simi Valley

wm custom upholstery 805-276-0158

1521 Christine Ave
Simi Valley

wm custom upholstery 805-276-0158

1521 Christine Ave
Simi Valley

wm custom upholstery 805-276-0158

1521 Christine Ave
Simi Valley

wm upholstery

1521 Christine Ave
Simi Valley

wm upholstery 818-783-4000

flintrige
La Canada Flintridge

WORLD UPHOLSTERY & TRIM

1320 E MAIN ST
Santa Paula

YANKEE DRUMMER

17825 BELLFLOWER BLVD
Bellflower

YARBROUGH'S UPHOLSTERY CLINIC

402 N CENTRAL AVE
Compton

YE OLDE UPHOLSTERY SHOP

1836 LINCOLN BLVD
Santa Monica

YESENIA'S FURNITURE DESIGN

PO Box 72066
Los Angeles

YOUNG UPHOLSTERY SVC

PO Box 7120
Torrance

YOUNG'S UPHOLSTERY SVC

2116 ARTESIA BLVD
Torrance

ZACARIA MEDARDO UPHOLSTERY

1406 W PICO BLVD
Los Angeles

ZAVALA'S UPHOLSTERY

6358 Wilmington Ave
Los Angeles

ZIM'S OF CATALINA

125 CATALINA AVE
Avalon

ZOBEL'S CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

3337 Wyoming Cir
Costa Mesa

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