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It did not go well. After waiting 20 minutes past our appointment time, I had to call the contractor. He mentioned that he didn't know the location (when I provided him with the address the previous day) and he could not make it. He then explained that he should have notified me either; however, this is already after I wasted 20 minutes of my time waiting around, on a Saturday.
- Albert D.

Everything went great. Installation went fast and details look beautiful. The workers were always putting their best effort forward and making sure we were happy throughout the process. I would absolutely recommend this provider if you want fast service and excellent quality!
- Scott D.

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I had 3 bids done for the project. They were all in the same ball park, around $14,000.
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was able to begin the project the soonest so I went with them. I was told it would be a 3-4 week job....4 months later it was finished.The entire process was brutal. The contractor (who has since been fired from
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) was HORRIBLE. Everything he could have messed up he managed to: ordering the wrong pieces, ordering the wrong size, not scheduling the right men in the necessary order, not ordering tile, then over ordering and charging me for it. He was NEVER available and when I attempted to call the owners of the company they were also unavailable.
A few weeks after the project was finally complete I noticed some staining on my floor so had them come back and look. They said it was from using hairspray but in fact it was from them not sealing the floors. They still haven't fixed it. Also, when they came to look at the floor they brought me my final bill: $28,885.00!! Yep, that's double what they quoted me for. I was NEVER told I was going over budget. Not once. They thought it was funny when I called them to discuss the charges. I have not heard back from them since.
PLEASE do yourself a favor and DO NOT USE THEM!!

- Gretta B.

First of all, the entire team was awesome!
At the end of January, I had several contractors (all from Angie's List) come in and give me a quote for a half bathroom to be put in. We're talking walls, plumbing, electrical, the works. This was to be a completely new bathroom, where there was nothing previously.
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(the owner) came and when I was describing what I wanted done, he asked (and wrote down!) alot of questions about how I wanted things. The other contractors asked questions, BUT NO ONE TOOK NOTES. That was huge with me. He got back with me within 4 days with a quote, and we put it in writing shortly afterwards.
From start to completion, I was pleased. They paid attention to every detail.
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was the primary contractor there, and always made sure to clean up the work area, every day before departing.
The room actually turned out 10 times better than I thought it would!!
I would HIGHLY recommend J & B Construction for any work needed - and will definitely use them again.


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took our down payment and ran. He was contracted with us to complete work needed on our new home, some of which needed immediate attention due to safety concerns.
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never once set foot in our house. Every single day he promised he would start working "tomorrow". Every day we had to call him to see whether or not he was going to start the work. Different excuses were used: "I'm sick", "I'm at the hospital", "I have to have testing completed", etc. Since he was a BBB endorsed business, we thought we had nothing to worry about. Wrong. Since
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is his middle name, when we Googled this man, we eventually found out that there were numerous arrests and law suits filed against him under his legal name and different business names. We were quite concerned when we found this out and being that it was almost a month with absolutley no work completed, we wanted to terminate services and be refunded. We closed on our house in mid-May and had to be out of our townhouse by
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1. Since we were under such a strict deadline, we went ahead and sent a notorized letter to
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terminating services, and requesting our house keys back as well as a refund in the form of a money order or cash; absolutley under no circumstances would we accept a check. If we did not receive payment with in one week, we would go to the magistrate and file a claim. Of course, we never heard from him. The day we had a meeting set up with our borough's magistrate, we found a personal check in our mailbox from
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with a note asking us not to cash it for a week and it was post-dated. Since that was against our agreed upon terms, we were not satisfied. A few days later,
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called us and asked us to rip up the check and he would meet us with cash. Obviously, he wrote us a bad check.
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did refund us the downpayment after weeks of us calling him as well as threatening legal action. He ruined what should have been an exciting time in my wife and I's lives by placing uneccesary stress and worry on us. Luckily, we found a company who was able to get all of the work down before we moved in.
- Robert M.

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(the contractor) was the first to contact me for construction through ServPro Restoration. He was with me every step of the way through the entire process of filing my claim to my insurance company to the start of rebuilding my home. It was not an easy process and, at one point, I thought he was going to forego doing the construction after the hassle my insurance company gave him on the repairs. He not only was very professional in his work, but also had a compassionate quality for what I was going through during this process.
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seemed to know exactly what I needed in my "new" house right down to the last nail. He refused to let the insurance company dictate "shortcuts" in the repairs - he stands by his business and only does quality work.
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will not do a so-so job on anything - and the result of my "new" beautiful home proves that. I was out of my home for six months and there was never a time that
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was not in contact with me on the progress of my house. In fact, I had so much confidence in his work and judgement, that I was hardly ever over at the house to "oversee" what was going on with the repairs. I had such confidence in
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that I just wanted to let them do their job and get me back home. Everyone of his crew took a serious interest in my situation. In the total six months during the repair work, I don't think there was a disagreement on anything with
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and his decisions for my house. As a result, on January 26, 2014, I was able to move back into my home - and it is better and more beautiful that ever before.
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is not only a fantastic contractor, but I consider him a
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friend who was with me every step of the way. I sing his praises everyday to anyone who needs a contractor or asks who did the work on my house. I can't imagine anyone else who would have taken on this major job with all the confidence and experience that
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and his company has. Any future work needed on my home, if any, will definitely go to
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This issue is that Mr.
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was referred to me through a friend and rather than getting at least three bids for the job, I, like an idiot, just went with him. He over charges significantly and is somewhat prone to lying even more than your typical contractor. After about three months, I caught on to him and took him off the project, but only after significant cost. My recommendation is if people are going to use him, then only use him for small jobs and make absolutely certain you have a contract with beginning and end dates with penalties in that contract. Again, I feel obligated to share my experience with Angie's people to just avoid this guy all together, there are so many better contractors out there.
- Jacob H.

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came out to provide an estimate; he was in the
area so this was completed very quickly. This was an insurance claim on our
house. When I received the estimate it was much higher than the estimate I received
from the insurance company. Problem is that I have been trying to get
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respond to both voice and emails; I keep getting bad excuses from him. Each promise
of a call back comes and goes. These guys are terrible, either they’re too busy
or not interested in work, I
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’t because I can’t get a call back...

- Victoria R.

These people were fantastic. Very clear about cost, what needed to be done, and when they could do it. They were swarmed with work, and were clear about their availability. When we were told by the insurance company that the roof needed to be fixed for coverage to remain, they were extremely accommodating and found an opening for us. What I really have liked the most about them is that they are very reliable. You know that if they tell you a date, it will happen by then. And the quality was great.

I hired
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(also DBA
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Home Improvement
Center) to put a new roof on my rental property. The house sat vacant for years
and the roof and box gutters were in very poor condition. He said that it wasn’t a problem, and that he
had a team of eight guys and could have it finished in three weeks. The very
first day I received a cease and desist letter from the City because he did not
obtain the necessary permits before starting work- something he assured me he
would do. After that, I didn’t see him or his crew there for weeks. As the three
weeks were ending he requested an extension, then another, then another. It is
now week seven and he has not even completed half of the job. Also, he left a huge mess at the property
that I now need to clean up (even though he also assured me that he would keep
a clean worksite). I had an independent roofer assess the work that was done,
and he informed me that it was such a poor job, that it would need to be
completely re-done. I gave
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half of the money up front for materials. I never saw more than a few packages of
shingles and nail strips at the property, and now there are no materials on
site at all. We agreed on a specific higher end shingle yet he used two
different brands (one of
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quality) that didn’t even match in color! I now
need to pay someone else to fix his mistakes and finish the job. Basically I am back to square one, and he has
over $5K of my money. In addition, I am
losing potential rental income by the day.

- Jennifer S.
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183 Parsons Ln.
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PO Box 264
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