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"After having
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help us with the remodel of our staircases (we had new floors put in and needed to replace and match the stair wood to the floor), I cannot speak more highly of him as a person and as a craftsman. He was in our home nearly daily for over a month and I can speak to the quality of work he does and the quality of a person he is. He is extremely detail oriented, thorough, knowledgeable, experienced and truly cares about the work he does.
After meticulous measurements and helping us order the proper wood to replace all of our stair parts, he proceeded to install the new parts and coordinate with our floor installer (
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- also a fantastic craftsman) regarding the staining and finishing of the wood. I truly feel he treated the job just like it was his own home. He even pointed out that one of the posts we purchased appeared to have cracked and recommended that we get it replaced despite the fact that this would likely delay the job (and make it more difficult for him to finish and proceed to his next job)--I have a strong suspicion other people would have not be willing to take the delay and would have just installed it anyway and kept us in the dark.
He is a wonderful person and really was never a bother despite being in our house near daily for about a month. Some could argue that he works slowly, but if you see the quality and care he puts into his work, I think it's pretty evident that it's worth it.
His schedule is often quite tight as he does the work himself, so if you have a stair project, I recommend you talk to him as soon as possible.
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"I just had my living room, kitchen/dining room painted – and I love it!
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was very helpful, he even dropped off some sample paint to try out when I was deciding colors. The edging and attention to detail is amazing. I feel like I’m in a new house! Thanks!
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"I first contacted
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after a flooring person tore out two of my steps and, not know what to do, left them like that. Although
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was busy building a staircase for a Parade of Homes home, he took time out from his busy schedule to come to my house to provide a temporary fix so that we could access the upper level of our home.
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did excellent, painstaking work while being very mindful of keeping dust to a minimum and cleaning up as the job proceeded and after the work was completed. He also offered to provide/provided a handrail left over from a previous job.
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is a true craftsman, who takes genuine pride in his work. As such, he is currently in great demand. Therefore, if you're contemplating using his services, plan ahead and be patient. It is well worth the wait!
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"The carpenter was very meticulous and easy to work with. The end result was, therefore, quite good. The insulator was pretty good, but left some messes behind for someone else to deal with. The drywaller was OK but left a lot of mess which he didn't want to take care of himself. The carpenter lost interest toward the end to some extent, and it took forever for him to finish the last details. It was over 6 months for the job to be completely done, and
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had promised the job would be done in a month. In retrospect, this was clearly unrealistic, but 6 months was rather a long time to wait for completion.
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only seemed interested during the money discussions. I expected him to be more hands-on. I rarely saw him except when he was trying to get the business at the beginning (and he was always late to our meetings) and at the end when he wanted to be paid. Bills came before the work was finished, which didn't seem right to me.
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"
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and his partner Pat did everything that needed to be done for this job and more, and did it expertly and efficiently. They started the job by sealing off other areas of the house to prevent dust migration. When they removed the washer/dryer and bathroom fixtures and then put them in the garage, it was done in such a way that we could still pull in our cars. When they left in the evening, everything was clean and orderly. In terms of the tiling job, we presented them with a somewhat unusual tile size for the area, but that was no problem as they came up with a number of layout options. We are delighted with the pattern and workmanship. Moreover, they finished off what was left unfinished by previous owners such as baseboard quarter-rounds, replaced the dryer vent hose, and restored and cleaned every area to perfect condition. We are thoroughly pleased and look forward to scheduling more projects with
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in the future.
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"Work went well....the sanding was done well but it seemed that they had not done this type of work that often....once the old finish was off, the crew stained the deck and railings and the deck looks like new
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"We purchased a new front door and storm door from our local Hardware/Lumber store. The doors arrive primed but not painted.
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(BTD)recommended front and back be painted the same color when we wanted the inside and outside different he strongly recommended the same color. We went with white and he was working on another job so took the doors and returned weeks later to install. Without taking the storm door out of the box he said it would not fit. I called the store where we purchased the doors and was assured the storm would fit but might need some adjusting. We were encouraged to return the storm door and he recommended a wooden version that cost more. When it arrived it was definitely a sub standard brand. The screen insert was uneven and the glass insert had a lot of glue on the glass. We just wanted the job done, by this time months had passed since hiring BTD. Door was installed, storm door was installed and hardware purchased by BTD was installed. Two weeks late the door knob looked like it was 10 years old. We followed up to have it replaced and were told we could purchase a replacement and he would install it but not pay for a new knob. We have since painted the outside of the doors and hired a lock
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to replace the door knobs.
Door molding was installed but not sanded or painted. We finished.
Door to basement installed, cut to fit, not painted and
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put original paint encrusted door knob back on rather than the new knob.
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"
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was excellent to work with on the estimate. He explained things very well. He estimated a few things for us that we didn't end up doing.
Scheduling the actual work took some effort. There were a number of very long waits in the process. But to his credit
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acknowledged this.
We agreed on a flat fee.
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came over and did an excellent job in just two hours. I do not mind that this made the per-hour rate very high. That's the
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you take for the security of a flat fee, and the finished product is well-worth it to me. So an A on Price.
By the way, I appreciate that
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is a sponsor of Wisconsin Public Radio.
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"
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is the BEST! When he came over for the initial estimate for our bathroom redo he was prompt and courteous, and he was supportive of us helping throughout the project. He was also sensitive to the fact that this is our only bathroom, and had solutions right away to deal with this throughout construction. (He set up a temporary shower over the drain in our basement, and replaced the toilet every evening when he was done working.) His price was reasonable, and I was very impressed with how willing he was to guide us through the process. We had a lot of questions on what types of products we needed and where we could get them, but
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responded quickly every time and helped us make sure we bought the correct things. We did demo on the bathroom, and then worked alongside him when possible. He taught us more than I can type here! How to cut tiles, how inserts are installed, how to level a floor...
Overall his communication was great. He got back to us right away, every single time. At the end of the day he usually left us a note about how the work was going and any questions he had. He explained things thoroughly and always answered our questions (and I'm sure some of them were silly ones).
His follow-through is excellent as well! We had an issue with a faulty tub faucet that leaked pretty badly, and
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made an extra trip over to investigate. He couldn't fix it, but he left us a temporary solution so we could bathe and wouldn't have to worry about leaks. Turns out it was a faulty tub faucet, so after the company sent us a new one
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came over and installed it. He was also here late another day helping us install a tricky frameless shower door- a VERY HEAVY frameless shower door.
As a person,
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is incredibly patient, funny, and kind. He didn't mind working with our puppy watching him from the kitchen and he didn't mind working with us on our first remodeling job. His background is really interesting too, how he became a handyman.
In the end, our bathroom turned out spectacular! It is so much better than the out-of-date 50's bathroom we had before. His work is so neat and clean- after enjoying it for months now I have yet to find a detail missed. It just has that solid, well-crafted feeling to it.
I would hire
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again for any job, he is the greatest.


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"When we call Bill he gets back to us promptly. He is professional and courteous. The work we contract him to do has always been done in a timely fashion, and done very well. He is good at what he does and is honest and ethical. He has always treated us very fairly. The friends and family I have referred him to have also been pleased with his work and working with him. We trust him.
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All Carpenters in Madison, WI

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High Tech Home Warranties

PO Box 24881
Raleigh, NC

Hilltop View Home Improvements

PO Box 645
Gainesville, VA

Hoffman Weber Construction Inc

3515 48th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN

Home Construction & Remodeling Inc

6020 Perrot Pl
Mc Farland, WI

Honey Do Home Service LLC

317 S Madison St
Stoughton, WI

House Doctors MD Inc.

W8024 Morse Rd.
Poynette, wi

I Know A Guy

1114 Warner St
Black Earth, WI

Icon LLC

5101 Flambeau Rd
Madison, WI

Impact Remodeling LLC

1910 Boyd Ave
Madison, WI

Inner View

4256 Vilas Rd
Cottage Grove, WI

Interior Trim Renovations LLC

W14275 Miller Ct
Prairie Du Sac, WI

Jameson Contractors

584 US Hwy 51
Stoughton, WI

JC Premier Seal

PO BOX 8533
Madison, WI

Jeff Murphy Carpentry

213 bacon st.
Waunakee, WI

JENNINGS & WOLDT REMODELING

526 COMMERCIAL AVE
Sun Prairie, WI

JF Carpentry LLC

New Glarus, WI

JG Development Inc

4070 E Brigham Rd
Blue Mounds, WI

JGC Construction

2693 Sylver Ridge Lane
Sun Prairie, wi

JGC Construction

2693 Sylver Ridge Lane
Sun Prairie, wi

JJ Elling Homes LLC

9310 Briar Haven Dr
Verona, WI