Minneapolis Sunroom And Patio Builders

in Minneapolis, MN

Sunroom And Patio Reviews in Minneapolis


I was very impressed with this company. The professionals who worked on it were wonderful. They were on time, they were clean and they were personalble. The quality of the porch is also excellant and is all they told me it would be.
I would encourage
to do a better job of communicating with customers once the job gets going but everytime I did talk to him , he was helpful and followed thru with what I needed.
I particularly liked
who both made sure all my needs were taken care of and everything was done well and completely. All the guys who worked at my house were a pleasure to have around.
I encourage anyone to use this company.
- Abby K.

We had a very mixed experience with Otogawa Anschel, best summarized as:
We found
Anschel to be outstanding in design, color consultation and fixture choice. We are delighted with the indoor appearance of our addition. We found the company weak in structural work.

There was one issue during construction, and two issues since, that have required extra vigilance and repair.

1) Leaky roof. We had a metal roof installed over the entire house as part of our contract with OA. During construction, we had problems with leaking (significantly into our porch as well as entering the basement below the porch) after the ice and watershield was applied, but before the metal roof went on. We immediately notified OA of the problem, and were assured that these leaks in the ice and watershield would be repaired before the metal roof went on. After the metal roof went on, and after the project was completed, we continued to have problems with a leaky roof. In April of 2009, we noticed water leaking from the bathroom ceiling, and in January of 2010 we noticed water leaking into the porch. We called OA after each of the instances, and their roofer came out to repair the leak each time.

In the summer of 2011, we could tell by smell that we had a mold problem in our second level. To fully evaluate the problems of mold and a leaky roof, we hired a new contractor (not with OA) to gut the second level, and do water testing of the roof. To our dismay, we found three additional areas of leakage for a total of five areas of leakage. We contacted OA with this information. Conversations, meetings and e-mails with the OA project manager, our contractor, and the owner of the roofing company
us all to the agreement that their roofer would repair the problems, with our new contractor present to review the work. Since their roofers had been out to our home at least twice since completion to repair leaks, and the leaks persisted, we did not feel comfortable trusting repairs to them without review of their work.

Then came three agonizing weeks in which their roofer made, then broke, three promised dates to repair the roof. Their roofer did not return multiple phone calls or e-mails from OA, nor from the contractor we hired. Our contractor held his schedule to be present for their roofer. When their roofer did not show up on November 14 as promised (yet again), and did not make any contact with OA or our contractor, we called off the job with OA.

On November 18, OA told us their roofer would be out the next day. This was the fourth time we had been told a date that their roofer would be present. Our contractor could not be available on less than 24 hours notice, and had already lost $2000 worth of business holding his schedule to be present when OA said their roofer would be present. We informed
Anschel that we were done with OA, even though this meant we would incur the costs for repair of the roof.

Through this entire process, OA maintained that their roofer they contract with is a "careful conscientious individual who cares about his work." With such profound differences about what constitutes "a careful, conscientious individual who cares about his work" plus the problems described above we realized we could no longer work with OA.

Addendun: Attached are photos taken during the repair of our roof which highlight the poor workmanship of the roofers subcontracted by
. In short, flashings were inadequate, there were HUGE gaps in the rigid foam insulation and abundant mold on both the inner and outer surfaces of the rigid foam (developed in the three years since installation due to exterior leaks and inadequate ventilation).

2) The initial design and construction of a cantilevered kitchen bump out did not have any external support. Once roughed in, we questioned this, concerned about the weight of a refrigerator and cabinetry in this space. We asked
about this, and he assured us that no external support was needed. We were not reassured, and hired a structural engineer for a second opinion. He (structural engineer) recommended external support support. OA ultimately did place two posts to support this bump-out, so all did end well.

3) Musty smells and high radon levels in basement since completion of project. We particularly noticed this in the summer of 2011, and learned from a consultant that the vapor
installed in the crawl space under the new addition was ineffective due to punctures in the sheeting, and termination of the sheeting short of the perimeter wall. (We had not been in the crawlspace since construction.) Radon levels in the basement were 5-6 pCi/
(should be less than 4). We had the vapor
replaced and reinforced, and radon levels have subsequently dropped to 0.5-1.5 pCi/
. We did not ask OA to fix this problem for us.


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Sunroom And Patio reviews in Minneapolis


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, who was very responsive and helpful. He answered all of my questions, provided references and gave ideas regarding the remodel. He was very thoughtful and and friendly. We scheduled a follow-up visit with him and the masons to view the structural issue with the garage, which also went well. The estimate was in line with the others that I recieved. Ultimately, I decided to go with another company, but based on my positive experience, I would definitely recommend talking to
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to anyone considering a remodel.
- Sarah C.

We purchased a home that had a three season porch that was purchased from
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. The previous owner left the information about the porch so when we noticed mold forming along the inside wood paneling, we decided to have someone take a look at it. A contractor came to look it over and we shortly saw this was a serious issue. We called
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and was told that they had problems with the contractor that installed this porch.
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said they would not be able to have anyone come out for at least a week. Due to having some of the siding already removed, we went forward with having it repaired and documented the issues with pictures. Several fundamental problems were discovered the worst of which was that the porch was installed such that rain water move toward the house rather than away from the house to the only downspout. All of the gutters handing water for the largest portion of the roof directed the water to the porch. Is that
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? A week later when someone from
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did come to our home, I was told that they had problems with this porch because the door opened in rather than opening out. They did spend an hour or two and installed a new downspout to allow some of the water from the roof to drain away from the porch. We spend almost $3,000 to repair and rebuild the porch so that we could us it. When I went to
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I was asked ?what would be fair? and told
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that I wanted to talk about that once the repairs were competed. I have called the office, cell phone, and sent e:mails and not gotten a response to any of these. I now see that their new web site repositions them as a ?remodeler? and there is not mention of installing these porches which were their focus last summer. I would never use them for anything. Pictures are available.
- Alan A.

I initially waited months to get an estimate from
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; I'm not sure why that was since I had used his services in the past. Once
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gave me the estimate, he responded quickly by either e-mail or phone to the concerns I had about how to modify the project to bring the cost down.
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had some ideas how to modify the drawings to reduce the cost, and eventually the estimate was $38,000.
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works on time & materials. I have used him before the the quality of his work is superior. His honesty and integrity are unusual in this business. I've learned this the hard way. For various reasons, I eventually hired a different contractor who used a bid rather than time and materials. I wish I had hired
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for this job. I know from past experience that the quality on all components, from materials to labor to detailing would have been superior. I would have paid more and I would have gotten more than what I paid for in terms of quality and satisfaction. My advice to anyone considering hiring
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is to hire him. Although you may pay more $$ than with other contractors, you will not regret it. You will get outstanding quality, honesty, integrity and clean-up daily of the work site.

I first saw this company at the Green Expo in St.
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in May 2010. The salesperson visited with me twice at my home. On the second visit he brought samples of their windows. I did not hire this company because in the end I wanted a more personal design and I also prefer double-hung to sliding windows. However, the design looked good for a sunroom type addition with lots of windows and lots of light. If I had wanted the design they offered, as far as I could tell they would be a decent company to do the work. I would recommend asking for addresses where they have completed work to go and look at before hiring them (or any other company).

I was very dissatisfied with them. I had nothing but problems with them in the inspection and everything else. I was not very happy with the workmanship and how they handled the job. The guy who we contacted was nice and he was willing to work with me. I chose them because they had good ratings online. The price charged by them was average. They just kept charging for things that I didn?t want. I had a border which was fine and it was $50 for that border. He said that he had to get a new permit. It wasn?t a big deal but he charged me extra for going and getting a new permit. He failed the inspection several times. He really harassed me for the money when I said that I wanted the job done first. So he just kept doing the job in parts. The inspectors came back after the job was done and we also had to call the electrician back since things weren?t done right. The way he handled things were not professional. He called me when I wasn?t at home and left a message for me. He was also doing stuff that I didn?t know about. He was arrogant. The work was supposed to be done in a week to 10 days but it took him 3 months to complete. He didn?t followup with the permits and the electric work. He wasn?t professional and he used to over talk. He used to use his way to do the job when I tried to explain things to him. Things had to be done again and I am still not happy even though the porch looks very nice overall. However, there are faults and we still have some problems with the work done. He just ignored when my son-in-law tried to tell him how few things had to be done. We aren?t bothered anymore. I would never use their services in the future.
- Shirley S.

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is very professional. He spoke with me at great length on the telephone even though I was not ready to commit to drawing new plans for the project.

It went very well.
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is very easy to work with and is an excellent carpenter. He is a perfectionist and will take the time to do the job right. His rates are reasonable and he is easy to work with. I will definitely hire him again in the future.

Their electrician was fine, but when they put on the roof shingles, they left a strip missing. They didn't go all the way to the end of the porch. They said they would match everything up to the existing house, but everything was different. What we were told at the beginning is not actually what came out. We also had some issues with the windows. The windows were bent where they locked. They won't come out to fix the smaller problems, but they did come out to change the bigger ones. The quality of the windows were not what we were told. They didn't pay much attention to the little details. When I had painters come later, they actually had to clean up the work in order to do their own work.
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Che Bella Interiors

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CityView Property Services

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Ck Remodeling & Maintenance

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Classic Carpentry LLC

27912 Apollo St NE
Isanti, MN

Claymor Electric LLC

1118 361st Avenue NE
Stanchfield, MN


28609 Blue Lake Dr
Princeton, MN

Cold Creek Construction

3200 57th St W
Northfield, MN

Colfax Companies

206 Minnetonka Avenue South
Wayzata, MN

College City Design / Build Inc

7910 Lakeville Blvd
Lakeville, MN

Colorstyle Painting & Remodeling

4414 17th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

Complete Home Service & Remodeling

7407 Laredo Dr
Chanhassen, MN
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