came to our home personally to assess a crooked concrete block wall in our garage which was identified on a buyers home inspection. He was professional, courteous, on time, and most of all honest! ...more He provided a written assessment of repairs needed and an estimate of future costs should they buyer choose to have the wall fixed. This put the buyers of our home minds at ease and our house was sold. I would definitely recommend
and would call them first if I ever have masonry repair needs!"
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and his son were wonderful! I had had other contractors look at my sinking porch and all they wanted to do was
the decking boards so it looked level. I didn't want that--I wanted it done right. When ...more
came out to give me an estimate, he listened to all my concerns and agreed that the right way (which was more labor intensive and complicated) was the only way to treat my old house.
gave me the estimate in October of 2012, and even though it took him a while to schedule the work, I am very happy with the results. Even though the timeline was long,
couldn't work on the porch during the winter because of the work involved (painting, digging and filling postholes with concrete, etc.) By the time Wisconsin thawed out, we scheduled the work for April 2013, but then WE had to delay the work.
honored the original estimate even though WE altered the timeline. We had to wait until October 2013 for finacial reasons. On October 1st, we sent in our deposit for the supplies, and
got to work the following week.
and his son were here everyday, bright and early, and guided us through the entire process. He let us know exactly what he was doing, and why so that I knew everything was being done properly. When some of the porch decking was not up to his standards, he returned the wood and got the quality pieces he expected. His original estimate was $6500.00 (because we thought we would have to remove the concrete steps) and we budgeted an extra twenty percent because you never know what will come up with a house that is eighty-four years old. When it came time to review the bill, it was almost $2000.00 less than we expected because he didn't have to remove the concrete stairs and build wooden ones and the price of the porch decking went down. We were pleasantly surprised. Our porch looks wonderful--our old lady of a house is looking pretty again. I'm pretty handy, but if there is anything that I didn't feel I could handle, I would definitely use
and Remodeling Services,
. Thank you so much,
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"This was the first time I hired professionals to complete any home projects. After speaking to a few different builders/contractors, I selected
for several reasons: he listened to what I wanted but tactfully informed me when there were better choices, he has vast carpentry experience and is skilled at working with old houses ...more and all that comes with them, his bid was the lowest while still using quality products. I also felt comfortable with
, and as a single mom it was very important to me to trust the people who would be working in my home.
The timeline for the project ended up being a few weeks longer than predicted, but how many remodels finish on time, anyway? There were a few hiccups with floor sub-contractors, but the end product was really beautiful. If I had to do anything over, I probably would have gone over details with everyone involved, like the flooring guys.
actually did the
's share of the work on his own and kept me informed as he worked. He was also always available to me through calls or texts.
Something that I didn't expect to happen was paying the exact amount quoted to me in the project bid. That was definitely appreciated! I started with a kitchen stuck in the 1950's and ended up with a modern, yet classic, kitchen that I'm happy to come home to every day. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend
"After a colleague of mine suggested I might try a handyman he had contracted to fix his porch steps, I contacted Mr.
looked our jobs over in a pleasant manner and reported that he could indeed do interior painting of vaulted ceiling, repair and prime plaster in a few spots in the bedrooms and foyer, ...more replace a toilet in the bathroom, and straighten a 2-car garage and replace the 2 doors with a single door.He also promised to repair a few slats of exterior siding. What he ended up doing, he did well. Unfortunately he over-promised and was unable to set a new toilet. He apologized and said we should call professional plumbers. We did because we had renters moving in within days and had no alternative. He also said that he could fix a leaning 2-car garage and replace the door openings with a new door. He later said that he could only replace the single doors with new single doors because he was only one man and that a 2-car garage door was beyond his physical capacity. After the toilet problem, we decided to contact two professional contracting companies, including J.D.
' carpenter was surprised to hear this; he said they always hang similar 2-car garage doors with only one carpenter. Furthermore, they concurred with the second contractor that straightening an old garage was a very bad idea. Both said that since the garage was over 50 years old and had been taking in water for some time, it was highly likely that the metal anchors in the footings were compromised due to rust. When we received this advice, we cancelled the straightening with Mr.
we had originally requested. He seemed relieved. We contracted another company to build a new garage for us. Their work was excellent, by the way. In the end, Mr.
also failed to repair the exterior siding. Later, I spoke with my colleague (who had originally suggested
) and he said that Mr.
had yet to do the porch work that he had promised almost a year before. Although Mr.
is a nice man, as a professional, his work was uneven and he said he could do work that in the end we had to have done by others. "
engaged subcontractors, coordinated and oversaw complete rebuilding of a curved exterior wall of the house, including replacement of a full wall of stacked, rectangular windows, reinforcement at the base with a curved metal bar, while matching the existing ...more brick and stucco. This was completed at a cost of 21,000, including interior drywall repair around the wall and in other parts of the house. We were so pleased with the subcontractors, that we had the carpenter build interior closet fittings for a bedroom, and had the upstairs of the house painted (large hallway with vaulted, 2-story stairwell, 4 bedrooms - 2 with 16 ft vaulted ceilings, and 2 bathrooms, one with vaulted ceiling). This past year, we engaged her again to perform similar exterior repairs to a curved wall surrounding the staircase in the home - redoing stucco, replacing brick, and exterior reframing of windows. She is willing to negotiate price, is always responsive, and has excellent subcontractors."
"We knew we needed the expertise of a finish carpenter to replace the stair railing in the finished-off attic of our cape cod. It had not been built to code, with few spindles and lots of open space, and we knew we needed to change that in order for our new baby, becoming more mobile every day, to truly use the space designated as her nursery and eventual ...more playroom.
arrived promptly for the 8 a.m. estimate, and I - embarrassingly - had to ask him to leave and come back later in the day because our daughter was unexpectedly still sleeping, and we would have disturbed her. No problem whatsoever.
During the estimate,
took many measurements so as not to have to return again if we accepted the bid. Just a few days later, we received the quote and promptly accepted. He stopped over shortly thereafter to pick up a sample piece of woodwork to match the stain to, and he dropped off a detailed sketch that showed us a vision that matched what we had discussed.
About a week later,
returned on our agreed-upon day/time to install the railing that he mostly built in his workshop. Still, it took him a full workday to install and custom fit the finishing pieces in our quirky attic.
Our goal was to obtain a replacement stair railing that was 1) safe and 2) looked nice. We were in awe of the beauty and craftsmanship of the finished railing. We have a lot of original, beautiful finished woodwork in our home, but the new stair railing is the nicest piece of all. In addition, the stain match was right on.
We were so happy with the work we asked
if he could help us with a small odd job - repairing a wooden screen door that had rotted out on the bottom. He agreed, and within a week had called to let us know the door repair had been completed - and at a reasonable cost (not included in above total).
It's rare that we can say we
’t have a single complaint about a contractor, but we are 100% satisfied with
's work! We have already given his name to others, and will definitely contact him with any future woodworking projects. "
They did an outstanding job. They paid a great attention to detail and provide excellent level of workmanship. They had a great sense of responsible to meeting my needs of the project. They had a high level of professionalism in everything they did. When we ran into a problem with the job they figured out a solution with keeping quality and ...more the price in mind .I am looking at them to do inside painting next summer. If your looking to paint your house you would be making a big mistake for you not to consider them. There was no contacting out of the work They did all the work and took great pride in the finished product.
"The job went very well and I love my new kitchen and family room. We had a lot of work done in two months!
is wonderful to work with. He gave me an estimate and there were no surprises. Before the job started,he gave me a schedule indicating when things would be done and who would be there doing it.The project was finished ...more on time and on budget.
's attention to detail is amazing and one of his best qualities. If he sees something that needs to be done he does it. He also will call back his subcontractors to do things that I didn't event notice. His subs were very responsive to
's requests and were there very quickly. This is the 4th job since 2007 that
has done for us.
remodeled 2 bathrooms for us in 2010. In 2009 he replaced our roof, soffits, gutters and fascia. In 2007, he replaced pillars, beams, windows, storm doors and a sliding glass door. Obviously, we are very please with his work!"
followed up to my request promptly and made arrangements to come assess the project at my home. He explained to me what his approach would be and what he would do if he found additional work required upon his close inspection.
submitted an estimate which I approved and scheduled the work in a time frame ...more which I also approved. I was going to be out of town. However,
kept me closely involved through his email reports and digital photographs which he took of the areas involved. When he removed the gutters, he found rotted facings around both corners of the second story. He found a bird condominium positioned underneath the rafters.
submitted ammended estimates which I approved and proceeded. When I returned, we met to review the entire project. I could not have been more impressed with his work. He took every precaution to insure that there would not be any leaks or deterioration on any of the components which he replaced. This included steps like priming and painting the ends of each piece of wood whether they showed or not.
replaced the pine siding at the tops of both sides of the house in the most creative way with wood panels which he shaped. He installed downspouts to drain the two new gutters. The entire back of the house is pristine.
maintained a spotless work area all through the project. He had such respect for my home and my yard and my neighbors. He prepared a detailed invoice which included receipts for everything which he had purchased. He reviewed with me the entire process via digital pictures on my television set. Finally, he advised me of a serious problem with carpenter ants which he had observed while I was gone. He had even taken pictures of the swarm. We talked further of additional work which I asked about, painting and tuckpointing. He made recommendations and alerted me to important points about each. His invoice was complete and fair in every respect. His commitment to professional excellence was obvious in everything which he did. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him and would not hesitate to recommend him to my best friend. Ran