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's great. I'll be working with him again. Very professional and friendly; started and finished promptly.
" replaced rotted wood on the 3-season porch of my 1920's house, and painted the whole porch inside and out. After starting the job he found quite a bit more rot, which resulted in going slightly over the original estimate, but not by much. In other words, he cares about doing a good job and also tried to stick to original estimate. He suggested we try a slightly different color scheme, which vastly improved the look of my porch and has resulted in some nice compliments from friends/neighbors. I'll be working with
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-Nicholas M.

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"We have a very old and drafty house and I noticed over the winter that the door Bill installed was the only place in our house without a draft. He was very professional," courteous and did a terrific job. We need a couple of more doors replaced and will definitely call Bill.

-Rita Mae R.

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Unfinished carpentry

Unfinished carpenters can build wood forms for pouring concrete and complete wood framing projects to establish the shape and maximize the stability of various types of structures.

Remodeling project, subcontractor lien release
Carpentry - Unfinished, Remodeling - General

A lien from a home improvement project can be a huge hassle and it can stop you from selling your home. Learn why a waiver release should be included in your next contract.

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There are lots of occurrences that result in dry rot, though most have to do with proper water management in the home, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Donna B. of Portland, Oregon)
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You need a general contractor - prefereably one who specializes in additions, because you have excavation, waterproofing, concrete, concrete cutting, carpentry, door and window, etc trades to coordinate.

The cost will depend a great deal on your topography around the house - if the base of the window will be above ground level at least 6 inches, then could run about $500 for a legal egress window purchase and about $1000-2000 for installation, depending on how deep into the concrete you have to cut.

If the bottom of the window will be below ground level, then to call it a bedroom (which mandates legal sized second egress and usauully at least one window)  then you will have two choices - bring it out into a solid watertight concrete storm cellar with collar to keep water out, stairs, and and weather and bug-tight cellar door that is inward-opening, which means a lot of space for stairs and landings top and bottom, or bring it out into an oversized window well at least 36 inches in diameter, and with steps to ground level, with adequate drainage and waterproofing to keep it dry. Either way, sometimes about as easy to put in an outside door as a window, and might raise property value more. Cost from $2-5,000 depending on how deep into concrete wall you have to dig, whether concrete wsall needs reinforcing with steel frame because of the depth of cut, how easy the digging is, and what your water conditions are near the foundation. The last thing you want to do is create an easy water or vermin ingress with your egress.

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Dictated by Federal LAW , you will need a Licensed and EPA Certified HVAC Contractor

to make such repairs . In fact , by law , ONLY A licenesed HVAC contractor can buy or install

said eguipment , NOT A handyman nor general contractor !

 

YES , You should have an A.C. sleeve surrounding the through the wall unit . These sleeves will usually accompany NEW products , either as a package or an add on equipment purchase.

 

Contact a Licenesed PROFFESSIONAL at once !

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     It depends on what type of ramp you need. If it is built out of wood you could look for a carpenter or a deck company. If you are looking for a concrete ramp a mason would be what you are looking for. There are also metal ramps and I believe some medical supply companies may carry them or be able to steer you in the right direction. As for insurance coverage I am not sure. You may have coverage and would be best talking to your agent. Depending on why you need this ramp there may even be programs through your local government or even some of the local charities might help. It might be a project a local Scout Troop might help out on.

 

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Contracting reviews in Madison

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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.
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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.
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.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.
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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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disappeared.

I felt unsafe having this man on my property and I hope I never see him again.
- Madelon W.
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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.
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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.

All General Contractors in Madison, WI

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2 Dogs Construction LLC

5630 Wolf Rd
Mazomanie

9Dorf Construction

169 Prairie Grass Rd

A Better Home

8820 N Greenview Dr
Middleton

A H Remodeling LLC

306 Eugenia Ave
Madison

A&E Construction and Remodeling, LLC

1737 Park Street
Middleton

A*1 Canvas & Vinyl Cleaning LLC

8530 Greenway Blvd.
Middleton

A-Team Construction Unlimited Inc

1930 S Stoughton Rd
Madison

Accurate Insulation Solutions

N9063 North Rd
Ixonia

All phase

2049 E Washington Ave
Madison

Althafer Construction LLC

203 Lathrop St
Madison

APEX Painting Inc

5001 Barton Road
Madison

Associated Housewrights LLC

1217 Culmen St
Madison

B&B Home Renovations

24 sinykin cir

Badger Basement Systems

N1656 Hwy 12
Fort Atkinson

Badger Den Remodeling

601 Topeka Dr
Lake Mills

Badger Home Improvement

144 Glen View Rd
Mount Horeb

Barrow Construction

313 Yorktown rd

BARRY FRECHETTE BUILDERS

1497 PAULSON RD
Hollandale

Beckman Builders, LLC

7571 Conifer Ct
De Forest

Bentley Construction Inc.

930 Azure ct
Oregon

Bill Beckman

Madison

Blackhawk Contractors, Inc

W2267 Evergreen LN
Lyndon Station

Blue Terra Design LLC

540 Tasman,
Madison

Borg Custom Renovations

901 Frederick street

Brost Construction & Remodeling

270 Old State Road 73
Edgerton

Brunker Builders

S4517 Mirror Lake Rd.
Baraboo

Build it Right Carpentry LLC

W360 N7103 Brown St
Oconomowoc

Building Construction Services

po box 930415
Verona

CertaPro Painters of Madison-West

6701 Seybold Dr
Madison

Chads Design Build

5000 Wallace Ave
Madison

Chase Lumber

Po Box 516
De Forest

Choice Improvements LLC

n 6253 Silver Rd
Monticello

CHRISTENSEN CONSTRUCTION

1117 Jonathon Dr
Madison

CLARK CONSTRUCTION

121 HANOVER ST
Janesville

Cletus's Home Service LLC

429 Fairway St
Mount Horeb

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

6097 HELLENBRAND RD
Waunakee

Craig Korb Construction

PO Box 259003
Madison

Cruz Roofing & Construction

4609 Femrite Dr
Madison

Cushman Construction, LLC

2710 Elmwood Cir W
Cross Plains

Custom Painting

9026 Boelter Lake Dr
Almond

D T Construction

1511 11th Ave

D.W. Drywall

Clinton

DANZ CUSTOM HOMES LLC

4089 COUNTY RD B
Wisconsin Dells

DEAN'S DECK & CONSTRUCTION

P.O. BOX 14
Sauk City

Degnan Design Builders Inc

134 Ethun Pl
De Forest

Detail Contracting, LLC

N550 7th Ct
Coloma

Diversified Contracting LLC

PO Box 314
Wisconsin Dells

doug lange contracting

921 Walsh Rd
Madison

Doug's Handyman Service Inc

161 Horizon Dr
Verona

E & W Home Improvement

417 Diving Hawk Trail
Madison

EA Building Company

5014 Violet Ln
Madison

Erickson Remodeling

N9569 Carla Dr
Belleville

FIREPLACE WORKS

N7143 E PLAZA DR
Beaver Dam

Fix'm Home Repairs LLC

PO Box 620795
Middleton

GANNON HOME IMPROVEMENTS

606 PILGRIM TRL
Sun Prairie

George's Carpentry

1803 Savannah Wy
Waunakee

GottaPro Carpentry

3918 Sycamore Ave
Madison

GPs Home Improvement Co

242 Linn Street
Baraboo

Habenicht Homes LLC

N2596 Johnson Rd
Columbus

Hammer Builders LLC

9830 Dunlap Hollow Rd
Mazomanie

Hammer It Construction LLC

2373 County Highway AB
Mcfarland

Handy Home Services

6219 US Hwy 51 South
Janesville

Handyman and Remodeling Services

749 Edgemore Dr
Sun Prairie

Handyman Solutions LLC.

902 N High Point Rd
Madison

Happy To Help Home Improvement

5725 Elder Place
Madison

Harrison Construction

1500 Bradford Bay
Waunakee

Harter Construction, Inc

W6383 Hackbarth Rd
Fort Atkinson

HEARTWOOD CONSTRUCTION

7208 Elmwood Ave.
Middleton

Helping Hands Electric, LLC

PO Box 46413
Madison

Home Construction & Remodeling Inc

6020 Perrot Pl
Mc Farland

Home Design Solutions

W4819 Pembridge Trail
Monroe

Honey Do Home Service LLC

317 S Madison St
Stoughton

House Doctors MD Inc.

W8024 Morse Rd.

Icon LLC

5101 Flambeau Rd
Madison

IPG Construction, LLC

7621 Farmington Way
Madison

ISTHMUS HANDYMAN LLC

2201 Brentwood Pkwy
Madison

J B 'S Home Improvements LLC.

402 Engelhart Dr.
Madison

Jack of All Trades Handyman

406 N Walbridge
Madison

Jameson Contractors

584 US Hwy 51
Stoughton

JAY'S CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION, INC.

N1949 HWY 12
Fort Atkinson

Jeff Murphy Carpentry

213 bacon st.
Waunakee

JENNINGS & WOLDT REMODELING

526 COMMERCIAL AVE
Sun Prairie

JF Carpentry LLC

New Glarus

JG Development Inc

4070 East Brigham Road
Blue Mounds

JGC Construction

2693 Sylver Ridge Lane

JGC Construction

2693 Sylver Ridge Lane

JJ Elling Homes LLC

9310 Briar Haven Dr
Verona

JNS Remodeling

46 N. West Sedgemeadow Street
Elkhorn

Johnson-Phoenix Group L.L.C.

PO Box 14600
Madison

Jon Long Handyman

1707 Rowland Ave No.1
Madison

JP Improvements LLC

312 Prospect Rd
Waunakee

JTW Remodeling LLC

S3590 Pine Knoll Ct
Baraboo

K & L DRYWALL & CONSTRUCTION

N279 State Road 89
Columbus

K & N Services

9920 W St Rd 213
Beloit

kapel carpentry

w11401 hwy w

Kass Construction LLC

4013 Meyer Ave
Madison

Kevin J Check Designs

404 Frost Woods Rd
Madison

KITCHEN SOLVERS

6516 Monona Drive
Madison

Kool View Co.

4705 TRIANGLE ST
Mc Farland

Lakeland Building and Design

2825 Milwaukee St
Madison

Legacy Custom Remodeling LLC

7602 Riverside Rd
Verona

Let Mikey Do It

5114 Butterfield Dr
Madison

Loren Imhoff Homebuilder Inc

P.O. Box 620795
Middleton

Mad City Cabinets

W10657 Washington St
Poynette

Madison Design & Construction, LLC

7233 Springfield Circle
Waunakee

Madison Handymen

4641 Elgar Ln
Madison

Madtown Homeworks LLC

4453 Hillcrest Dr
Madison

Marquis Home Improvment LLC

5216 Broadhead St
Mc Farland

Martinson Building Co. LLC

2458 County Road AB
Mc Farland

Meyer & Sons' Construction, LLC

W1705 Alpine Rd
Brooklyn

MK Enterprises

2629 Bass Rd
Cottage Grove

Mpg Builders

5315 Forest Lawn Cir
Mc Farland

Mulcahy's siding Inc

5932 Portage Rd.
De Forest

National Construction Inc

701 E Washington Ave Ste 103
Madison

Oakridge Construction of WI, Inc

7335 Springhelt Dr
Dane

Oelke Construction Company Inc

626 Steel Rd
Fall River

Paramount Home Services LLC

203 Phillips Blvd.
Sauk City

PAULSON REMODELING, LLC.

1218 Eaton Ave.
Beloit

Plastx USA

21 Dixon Avenue

Priority Contractors LLC

147.5 N Monroe St
Waterloo

Property Image LLC

PO Box 44181
Madison

Public Construction

1788 Oakview Dr
Stoughton

Qualitat Habitat

3201 Bergum Road

Quality Home Improvements

4801 Anniversary Ln
Madison

Quantum Express Network

5540 Gerend Rd.
Waunakee

Raindance Remodeling

646 college street
Milton

RAN Construction LLC

6415 Shady Bend Rd.
Verona

Recover Painting

5231 Snapdragon Trail
Madison

Rick's Home Renovating

3029 Waubesa Ave
Madison

RKM Construction LLC

906 Clover Ln
De Forest

Rock County Fence & Deck

1220 McKinley Ave
Beloit

RWS & Sons, Inc.

W10133 Giese Ln

Sawvell Roofing & Siding LLC

N3222 Valley Rd
Oconomowoc

Schmidt Custom Services, LLC

1246 School Dr
Waukesha

Schwoegler Remodeling LLC

4210 East Washington Ave
Madison

SCS Building & Remodeling LLC

3514 Kittleson Ct
Sun Prairie

Seagull Enterprises

2410 Plymouth Ave
Janesville

SELECT WOODWORKS BY TM

W9593 STATE ROAD 106
Edgerton

Shaw Building & Design, Inc.

3185 Deer Point Drive
Stoughton

SIGNATURE HOMES

3201 BERGUM RD
Mount Horeb

Sound Solutions & Video L.L.C.

N582 COUNTY RD W
Fremont

Spectrum Home Services

4610 Conestoga Trail
Cottage Grove

Steele Home Repair LLC

PO Box 628463
Middleton

Superior Exteriors & Interiors LLC

558 Eisenhower Dr
Kimberly

SYSTEM AND REPAIRS

PO BOX 3091
Madison

TDC Carpentry LLC

3891 Garfoot Rd
Mount Horeb

The Builders Group

122 south orem drive
Madison

The Wood Cycle of Wisconsin

1239 S Fish Hatchery Rd
Oregon

THOMAS LULINSKI HOME FINISHING INC

1109 GILES ST
Stoughton

Thrift Painting

1220 Femrite Dr
Madison

Tim Carlisle Handyman LLC

3614 Alpine Rd
Madison

TLC Painting

1109 Park St
Stoughton

Top Notch Construction

P.O. Box 8152
Madison

Trimcraft Builders LLC

PO BOX 259706
Madison

Troll Home Maintenance & Makeover LLC

915 County Highway H
Mt. Horeb

Trophy Home Improvements

N75w22109 Cherry Hill Road
Sussex

TROY'S CARPENTRY INC

PO Box 104
Lake Mills

URBAN REMODELING

4603 MONONA DR
Madison

Warden & Sons

5201 Tokay Blvd
Madison

Waterproof4Less

15134 Myrtle Ave.

Westring Construction LLC

4509 American Ash Drive
Madison

Whitty and Sons Construction, LLC.

5450 Congress Ave. #1
Madison

WISCONSIN LANDSCAPES AND REMODELING INC

10921 SPRING CREEK RD
Blue Mounds

Wizard Construction

PO Box 1136
Eagle River

Wood-N-Help

4240 Lookout Trl
Mc Farland

ZEMAN HOME IMPROVEMENTS, LLC

7806 INAMA RD
Sauk City

Ziegler Builders

1102 Woodbridge Trail
Waunakee

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