"When they started the job, the informed me that due to the sub-floor, he would either have to rip out the entire sub-floor or tile over the existing tile. Since it was more economical to tile over, they proceeded with the floor.
...more initially stated that he would charge $70 extra to replace the vanity, but after completing the job he charged me an additional $200. There was also a minor leak in the drain pipe on the sink which became worse after the reinstallation. He said he could replace the pipe for about $80 and would call me back later that day to let me know if he would come back. He never called, nor replied to my later call to him."
Rated Review by Terri S.
"Initially it was to be a small job, just tile flooring - - when they took up the old floor then noticed the structural flooring was inadequate so they installed that also. Unfortunately, everything could not be done in one day and because it seems to ...more be just the two of them it took several weeks for the job to be completed - - I will say they were very nice and professional and did a wonderful job. "
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"The owner stated that he could do what I wanted. The person installing the produce was a little careless with his tools, which I brought to his and his boss' attention. The quality of the product was lacking, though it looks better than what was replaced. The complete work was not what was communicated to me. Although not in these exact words, ...more I was basically told that because the walls weren't straight, the targeted quality of the finished product couldn't have been met. The owner was responsive to some of my dissatisfaction and was able to remedy part of the problem and gave an additional discount. Maybe I would give the contractor another shot. "
"Wonderful to every historical detail !!!!!! I am so happy with this project I can not stop taliking about it to all friends and the cars that drive by my house people inside them can not stop staring at my entrance. A show stopper! WOW!!!!
My door is on his website under doors at yeagerwoodworking FIRST ONE YOU SEE
I knew this project ...more was going to take time to make because of my detail which would take months to make and finding items for the door . So those of you that want it now you need to go to those do it yourself stores and buy yourselves a cheaply made cookie cutter door that looks like everyone elses.
This unique type of craft cabnet/ funiture/millwork makers is very hard to find and can be very tempermental so you have to have patient. They can easily find other fastidious clients to put on thier waiting list. I know because it has taken me two years to find the right guy to fit me . I was very demanding to every detail and material being used on the whole entrance right down to the nails and screws. My god he had a lot of patience with me and very polite . The fascade of the door frame and window is made out of the new poly material that does not rot and less maintenance, but looks like wood when painted . It mills like wood so you can cut it into any shape or profile. The detail with the spiderweb window looks just an old historical window as well as the door frame with fluting /groves on the inside and all the different profiles of the layering of molding on the outside.The arch top door frame with keystone is what they call a split frame outside poly and inside wood that is what the hinges rest on and door catches. All the hardware had to be hand cut in with a chisel like they used to do over 100 years ago . I can not tell you how much work went into the whole project but there was a lot. His attention to detail is right on the
. The door swings and shuts like a fine piece of furniture. All the locks and slide bolts work correctly with no effort. My partner says it sounds like a bank voult when locking the door. Click, click and click
He finished the door just like he would do to a piece of funiture with lots of layers of varnish .
This entryway took him a few days to install . It was alot of work chipping the inside brick out and anchoring to the frame to the brick. With these old houses the front shifts with age . The door frame had to be ajusted to the brick. He made the wall frame on the inside above the door and sides as well as installing insulaltion and fitting the sheetrock with some plastering done . The molding on the inside is just as wonderful scribe into the walls seamlessly.
No messess to clean up and did not leave me with any of the construction debris.
I hired him to make my back double doors in mahogony from scratch that swing out. Later, folks!
This is someone I would hide in the closet and not tell anyone just so I can have him to himself for more custom projects.
"A total kitchen renovation is never easy, but our experience with
made it the best it could possibly be. We had decided on an IKEA kitchen and
came highly recommended. He responded promptly with an estimate, general guidelines and timetable and his price was right in line with our budget. We went ...more into it already knowing exactly what we wanted to do which made it easier for everyone. We set up a date to start and promptly at 8am that day, he showed up.
Everyone told us that the 6 weeks we were promised was a pipe dream; 3-6 months was the general consensus and the horror stories we heard were awful. Ha! 6 weeks to the day, we had a beautiful kitchen and NO nightmares to report. Every morning, either
and Dag, his assistant, or one of his subs (flooring, electical or plumbing, all were great guys!) showed up promptly at 8am, did excellent work and most importantly, cleaned up so beautifully, you would have doubted anyone had been there except that you saw the progress. We really liked and trusted all of the guys and would use all of them in a heartbeat;
only works with the best!
Through all of this, we basically lived in the basement, cooked there or in the backyard and did dishes in our second floor bathroom. Not fun at all and completely unavoidable, but
made it not so bad because everything went so smoothly. He's a funny, quirky guy with good ideas and lots of experience. He was very reassuring through the IKEA delivery messups and everything ended up working out great. He's been back to the house to readjust drawers as they settle and to cut extra shelves for a cabinet, all with no extra charge. There is nobody else we would have install an IKEA kitchen!
Be aware that you MUST:
Either spend an entire day at IKEA scrupulously laying out your kitchen with exact measurements OR getting
's space planner to do it for you (very reasonably priced if you can't do it yourself). Be prepared for the IKEA computer to sell you stuff you won't need in the end (but can return for 100% credit). Be prepared for IKEA to mess up the delivery somehow
Be prepared to make multiple trips to IKEA to trade/return/purchase things you didn't know you needed.
will coach you through this, but don't make him go sit at IKEA; his time is money. Better you do it in the evenings or on the weekend.
Realize that you will have a ton of stuff to return at the end which gives you a big credit on your credit card. Allow some leeway for this and that there's no way around it. Order your tile, flooring or other materials far enough in advance so that you will have them when
needs them. He doesn't scour the internet for deals; if he buys stuff for you, there'll be a
up which is totally normal since he's putting in his time. Empty EVERYTHING out of the space. We had a small backyard where
set up his cutting area and our entire first floor is one big open space so that served as a place for materials. Everything we owned was packed up and went into storage. This is imperative.
We are completely happy with our new kitchen and new flooring in our first floor. It was definitely the best money we've ever spent and has added tremendously to both our quality of life and value of our house. Thank you so much,
had to complete all the above work in less than three weeks in order to list our house for sale as quickly as possible.
was very responsive. They started in a few days. We had one or two complaints about the work quality, which they addressed immediately. We added five change ...more orders to their work scope and the entire job was completed in three weeks. I would not hesitate to use them again in the future. "
responded promptly to my request for an estimate and subsequently gave an equally prompt and fair price. My house was in dire need of painting, and Bill did a wonderful job. He had to do a lot of scraping and caulking of one of the door frames as it was the original frame, about 130 years old. He arrived when he said ...more he would and worked long days. The weather was horribly hot and humid but Bill never lost his cheerful disposition. He did a beautiful job and I'm delighted with the result. Did I mention that Bill is very neat? Definitely a plus in a painter! I repeat what many of his previous reviewers said: HIRE HIM! You'll be pleased."
"I was very impressed with how quickly they got back to me and started work, it was within a few days of approving the final layout. We will definitely be using them again for future projects, complete professionals and cleaned up nicely afterwards, you couldn?t even tell they were there! My next door neighbor does home repair work as well and he said ...more the quality they did was excellent, which put my mind at ease. Thanks!"
"I will never hire this company again.They sent someone to do the estimate, who was smart and charming and provided -- after some prodding -- an estimate of what could be done for the $1500/40hr coupon, and what might take more time.
They then sent a sub-contractor, who, from the moment he walked in the door, complained about how he hates these ...more "40 hour contracts", and tried to make it my problem that he was unhappy. He said the room could never be "paint-ready" in 40 hours, and yet he arrived on a Tuesday, and by Thursday, almost none of the work that had been included in the $1500 estimate was done -- but he asked me to call the company and tell them the work was done -- I assume so he could get paid -- and that he would come back the following week to finish it.
I refused, and he came back on Friday and "finished" the work. It was so sloppy and unprofessional, I could hardly believe what I saw when I got home from work that night -- spackling everywhere, on my hardwood floor, with footprints in it, no less.Yes, I could have demanded that they send someone else and finish the job properly, but frankly, after 3 days of this experience, all I wanted was for this jerk to be gone. "