Madison Upholsterers

in Madison, WI

37
Upholsterers are
in Madison

9
Upholsterers in Madison
are top rated

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Rated by
Susan F.
"Very well. This business has a program called "Free to Good Home" in which they encourage repair of your own, and rescue their own furniture pieces. You can then choose the" fabric and design of the upholstery. They refinish and repair the pieces, and sell them for a very good price. The work is top notch. The service was very personal. We got to take the swatch books home with us to see if they worked for us.
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Rated by
LEANNE P.
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did a wonderful job reupholstering two chairs. She found a small flaw in the fabric on one chair and ripped it apart and redid it. She went above and beyond" her contract by fixing some zippers on some cushions that my husband inadvertantly broke. I was really pleased and will love doing business with her in the future.
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Rated by
Michelle C.
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did an excellent job. He was in the process of moving so it took a little longer but we were VERY happy with the results. He redid our ottoman and it came" out better than I expected. He also suggested pillows and made those for me. He does EXCELLENT work.

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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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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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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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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!

All Upholsterers in Madison, WI

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ACHESON UPHOLSTERY & FURNITURE

420 ELIZABETH ST
Baraboo

B & B UPHOLSTERY

S7563 WALLEYE LN
Merrimac

BYRNE UPHOLSTERY

5201 PAULSON RD
Mc Farland

Camelot Interiors Inc

7609 Elmwood Ave
Middleton

Cindy's Custom Interiors LLC

4810 Terminal Dr
Mc Farland

CLASEN HOME FURNISHINGS

5010 WORLD DAIRY DR
Madison

Creative Energy Designs Inc

1406 Williamson St
Madison

CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY BY KELVIN

2825 PERRY ST
Madison

DESIGNER'S CHOICE UPHOLSTERY

530 TASMAN ST
Madison

DON'S UPHOLSTERYLAND

N6649 3rd Ct
Oxford

Ecuador Cleaners LLC

1509 Brynwood Dr
Madison

Exquisite Windows & Decor

6666 Odana Road
Madison

Fabricio's Upholstery

5500 Goucher Ln
Madison

FLEURY'S UPHOLSTERY CO

5901 HAMMERSLEY RD
Madison

Galaxy Custom Booths Inc

25400 Goodview Ave

H KRUEGER & ASSOC INC

7600 Terrace Ave Ste 101
Middleton

HEGGE'S UPHOLSTERY

N3636 TIPPERARY RD
Poynette

HOME & OFFICE UPHOLSTERY & DESIGN

2307 ATWOOD AVE
Madison

HOMETOWN CLOCKS & UPHOLSTERY

645 Post Rd
Madison

JSM Consulting

8383 Greenway Blvd
Middleton

KRIS' CUSTOM SEWING

3956 HOEPKER RD
Madison

LEATHER FURNITURE PLACE

5708 Vineyard Rd
Fitchburg

Leather Restoration Company

401 Madison St
Waukesha

MADISON AUTO TRIM INC

5331 WAYNE TER
Madison

MADISON LANDAU LTD

30 NOB HILL RD
Madison

McGilligans

2906 Commerce Park Dr
Madison

NEST INTERIOR DESIGN

223 E Main St
Sun Prairie

PAPENDIECK'S UPHOLSTERY

6621 CENTURY AVE
Middleton

RECOVERY ROOM

N5030 COUNTY ROAD TT
Columbus

RECOVERY/UPHOLSTERY SHOP

6384 DEMARCO TRL
Verona

The Straight Thread

2033 Atwood Ave
Madison

Unique Upholstery

114 W Main St.
Waunakee

VIC'S AUTO UPHOLSTERY

917 WALSH RD
Madison

WORDEN MANUFACTURING INC

5524 County Road Cv Unit A
Madison

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