Contracting reviews in Madison


The setting is a 1908 house with a basement door that needed replacement. None of the existing work was square, level or in a standard size. The clearances for a new door were very tight. He took his time and did some checking before deciding on the best ways to replace an old door in this setting. The work was done in stages since some areas of new concrete needed to be poured. The outcome was excellent. I feel I have a new door that works perfectly and will last a long time. Communication was excellent. All debris was hauled and he used his shop vac to clean up fine debris. It was excellent work for a fair price. He is skilled and patient with old houses.
- Lynn R.

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called me back within a day. He was very punctual and gave me a very reasonable estimate. The work was done professionally and he did not exceed his estimate even though it took him a little longer than anticipated. I will definitely have him back and would highly recommend him.
- Mary R.

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was just the person we were looking for. He listened to what we wanted, advised us on code requirements, arrived on time, and did great work. To top it off, he's also a nice person who's easy to have around if you're working from home or hanging out with your kids. We plan to have him work on some more projects in the future.
- Kathleen K.

Excellent - Had nearly 40 different tasks. Left them the key/house for 3 days when most work completed. Excellent cleanup. Very positive experience.
- Randall L.

.The project went very well considering I changed my mind so often. They were so patient with me.They gave me time to rethink exactly what I wanted. They also gave me wonderful ideas that would make my kitchen much more efficient. They came on the day that the said they would. They went the extra mile to get it done in time for Thanksgiving. I would recommend them to everyone I know.
- Jana H.

I am giving
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a D rather than an F because 1. He didn't charge me for the incredibly shoddy work he did, and 2. He had the integrity to replace the expensive special-order lumber he had ruined. The experience could have been worse, but it was very bad.

My first impression of the man was that he was arrogant and unlikeable, but the friend of a friend of a friend who recommended him said he does good work and I was concerned about getting the work done in the time frame (before winter). I convinced myself that I didn't have to like him as a person if he did good work. I had to ask him numerous times for a quote, for a list of lumber to buy, and for a drawing of the
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. He always had numerous excuses that he would couch in vaguely new-age terms, hinting at his advanced spirituality and always indicating how good but incredibly busy he was.

When he finally came to do the work, I arrived at home from my job to discover that he had decided to shorten the structure by 6 feet without consulting me. In so doing, he had cut and therefore ruined all the expensive lumber I had purchased. He had sunk 6 posts for the
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in a very sloppy, amateur fashion. The posts are not straight and big chunks of concrete were splashed everywhere. Apparently,
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does not know how to use a plumb
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, nor has he ever poured concrete before. He left scraps of lumber and junk all over the yard and tramped a fruiting shrub into oblivion.

When I informed him that his decision to shorten the structure was not acceptable--and not in accordance to the drawing he made, the plan we discussed, nor the amount of lumber I had purchased, he was very contrite and said he would make things right. He then basically went missing. For the first couple of weeks, he would email me with increasingly elaborate excuses about other work that he had to get done. He did insist, however, that I was a top priority . He then ceased to communicate at all.

When I emailed him and insisted that he needed to finish the job, he replied with a condescending message about how he had told me about his schedule and that I would have to live with how busy he is. When I pressed him further and insisted that he needed to return and finish the job, he quit.

I was able to get the wonderful Isthmus Handyman to finish the job. Although we had to contend with
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's crooked posts and mess, at least a competent carpenter was able to make this a decent-looking structure. I ended up with something that was not what I initially envisioned but that I can live with.

The other parts of my complaint are not as objectively verifiable, but were important and disturbing aspects of why nobody should ever hire this person: He is hypocritical, manipulative, and appears to be out of touch with what he has said and done. He talked down to me and he lied to me. He brought his dog over and left the animal unsupervised and loose. I find this very disturbing because I am an animal lover and
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allowed the nice dog to roam all over--even in the street. The dog defecated on my next-door neighbor's lawn twice and
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did not clean up, even after the neighbor called him out on it. I smelled liquor on his breath at 4:30 p.m., and he and his co-worker (who never got paid for the job) made sexually suggestive comments to my cleaning woman. I have learned some of these things gradually long after
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I felt unsafe having this man on my property and I hope I never see him again.
- Madelon W.

I was very pleased with every aspect of the work done by
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and Sons. I am looking forward to having them come back to do more work after the holidays. The came on time and worked in a way that was amazingly non-intrusive.
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was very easy to work with and he was able to talk and make adjustments as we went along. The work was completed in a professional and thorough manner as was the clean up. I am very grateful for the work they did for me.
- Patricia K.

It went well. The carpenter had to make several trips: (1) apply the hardener (2) apply the epoxy (3) sand the epoxy. He showed up every day and was courteous and efficient. Then two painters arrived to touch up the paint job.
- Jim C.

The experience was outstanding. They came to my home in Illinois from Wisconsin and measured everything. They sent a fellow down that was a wonderful trim carpenter and was meticulous and very clean. The staircase turned out beautifully.

The whole job was done correctly and quickly. One of the
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brothers was on hand whenever a critical part of the job was going on or when my input was needed. They checked the condition of my old roofing boards carefully, and replaced the bad ones with 1" x 10" pine boards just like the old ones, instead of jamming in plywood. Their crew appeared to be experienced and competent, were always courteous, were non-smokers, and the senior members spoke clear English. Their cleanup job at the end was very thorough, rolling a magnet everywhere to get the nails, and picking up and hauling away all the old shingle pieces. They worked full days, and finished in 3 days. They even came back and added an extra square roof vent when I found my attic needed more ventilation than the ridge vent. These guys have clearly been in this business for quite a while and are good at it.
- Carl Z.
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All General Contractors in Madison, WI

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2 Dogs Construction LLC

5630 Wolf Rd
Mazomanie, WI

9Dorf Construction

169 Prairie Grass Rd
Oregon, W

A Better Home

8820 N Greenview Dr
Middleton, WI

A H Remodeling LLC

306 Eugenia Ave
Madison, WI

A&E Construction and Remodeling, LLC

1737 Park Street
Middleton, WI

A*1 Canvas & Vinyl Cleaning LLC

8530 Greenway Blvd.
Middleton, WI

A-Team Construction Unlimited Inc

1930 S Stoughton Rd
Madison, WI

Accurate Insulation Solutions

N9063 North Rd
Ixonia, WI

Adam's Handyman & Remodeling Service

2305 Calypso Rd
Madison, WI

Affordable Home Maintenance

4545 American
Cottage Grove, WI

All Enclosures LLC

Madison, WI

All phase

2049 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI

Althafer Construction LLC

203 Lathrop St
Madison, WI

Amenity Construction LLC.

Waunakee, Wi

APEX Painting Inc

5001 Barton Road
Madison, WI

Associated Housewrights LLC

1217 Culmen St
Madison, WI

B&B Home Renovations

24 sinykin cir
Madison, wi

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