Providence Upholsterers

in Providence, RI

76
Upholsterers are
in Providence

10
Upholsterers in Providence
are top rated

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Rated by
James R.
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only called us one time to notify us about the crack in one of the legs of one of our chairs. We approved the repair. Then we waited two weeks for an update" which never occurred. My wife called him to ask him if the fabric had arrived and how the work was progressing. He advised my wife that the work was underway. I called him one week later to find out when our chairs would be completed.
who was very friendly during the initial sales visit, was
during our brief telephone conversation. On the 27th day (June 9th, 2014), he called my wife from his vehicle at 6:34pm that he was "just pulling out of
, RI, to deliver our chairs. During our telecom, he advised me that he could deliver the chairs during the weekend, June 7th or June 8th. or alternatively on Monday or Tuesday, June 9th or June 10, 2014. When he delivered the upholstered chairs and seat pads,
was very uncommunicative and was unfriendly, unlike his behavior during his first visit. I asked him about the 5% Senior discount and he replied, "I'm a senior" which I considered an inappropriate and sarcastic reply. The 5% is certainly not a deal breaker, but if he advertises a 5% discount on Angie's List, he should honor it. I notified Angie's list to remove the 5% discount because
Welshman does not honor it. When I elected to pay him with our Visa card, he did not have his merchant banking device to process my credit card. In fact, he didn't even have a pen to write down the details of my CC. My wife and I were surprised and chagrined about Mr. Welshman's behavior and his lack of interest in communicating with us during the work period. After I provided him with my credit card details, he failed to provide us with a detailed receipt for the work and repair. His behavior during the delivery of our chairs was strange. I would not recommend him to anyone because of his lack of business professionalism.
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Rated by
Carolyn J.
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was extremely responsive to messages left on his voicemail. I heard from him within an hour of my first call and he continued to be as prompt in all future" communications.
came to my home to give me an estimate for the job and wound up taking the chairs with him that day. I had made some inquiries with other upholsterers and found his rate to be consistent with most of them. Note: because I provided the fabric (i.e., didn't buy through him), the charge per chair was a little higher.
gave a realistic projection for completion of the project (3-4 weeks) and delivered the reupholstered chairs to my home within the estimated timeframe. In terms of the quality of the work, I had purchased what I believed was an ample amount of fabric for 8 chairs. As it turns out, I had barely enough for the job. However, although I told him it was not necessary to exactly match the pattern (repeat) on all the chairs,
was able to make it work--all 8 seats are exactly the same. I was floored by how good the chairs look and have already given
's number to several friends. Highly recommend!
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Rated by
Francesca C.
"I could not be more pleased with the workmanship! The upholstery job that
did exceeded even my expectations of how I wanted the chairs to look, and he did this" all of his own initiative. His price was very reasonable for all the work that he did, and with such a quick turnaround. You don't find skilled professionals like
every day--he does a wonderful job, and it is obvious that he loves what he does. In turn, he is extremely courteous, professional and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend his services to anyone wholeheartedly!

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

All Upholsterers in Providence, RI

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A J READ CUSTOM UPHOLSTERING

24 DORSET MILL RD
Exeter

ADKINS UPHOLSTERY

844 PUTNAM PIKE
Chepachet

ALAN'S UPHOLSTERY & WINDOW

2298 MAIN RD
Tiverton

ALTERATIONS PLUS

7356 POST RD
North Kingstown

ASAP UPHOLSTERY & WINDOW

545 PAWTUCKET AVE
Pawtucket

Barrett Carpet Cleaning

50 Okeefe Ln
Warwick

BERUBE'S CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

190 GARDNERS NECK RD

BLUE BEND INC

1676 E MAIN RD
Portsmouth

Bob Frances Interiors

2179 Mineral Spring Ave
North Providence

BRISTOL CUSHIONS & ACCESSORIES

6 COMMERCIAL WAY
Warren

BRISTOL UPHOLSTERY

PO BOX 302
Bristol

BUJOR SLIPCOVERS AND DRAPERIES

20 EXETER ST
Providence

C & J INTERIORS

23 MARKET ST
Warren

CAITO AUTO & BOAT TOP CO

2403 PAWTUCKET AVE
East Providence

CARRIERE'S UPHOLSTERY INC

182 AVENUE
Woonsocket

CASTLE-GATE UPHOLSTERY

70 BROOKSIDE AVE
West Warwick

CHORNEY UPHOLSTERING

1473 CENTERVILLE RD
Warwick

COUNTRY SIDE UPHOLSTERY

816 NEWPORT AVE
Pawtucket

CUSTOM QUALITY UPHOLSTERY

445 RESERVOIR AVE
Cranston

CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

15 LORD RD
East Greenwich

Dana Upholstery & Interior

470 Middle Hwy
Barrington

DAVID J MASTERSON CO

165 FRONT ST
Pawtucket

Divine Upholstery

PO Box 16364
Rumford

DK Fabrics

70 Maple Avenue
Barrington

DON L'S LTD

844 PUTNAM PIKE
Chepachet

Dove & Distaff Rug Gallery

365 Main St
Wakefield

East Coast Designs Inc.

306 Main St
East Greenwich

FRANK'S AUTO TOP CO

883 ELMWOOD AVE
Providence

Furniture Doctor

153 4th St
Providence

GALAXY MANUFACTURING

530 WELLINGTON AVE
Cranston

GEORGE J KILGUSS & BROTHERS

2046 W SHORE RD
Warwick

GEORGE'S UPHOLSTERY

36 Poplar Dr
Cranston

GERALD D EMIN UPHOLSTERY

62 DANIELSON PIKE
North Scituate

GORDON'S UPHOLSTERY

30 ACORN AVE
Warwick

Green Gorilla Cleaning LLC

10 Bel Air Dr
Chepachet

HENRYS CUSTOM UPHLSTY

474 THAMES ST
Bristol

J ENOS & SON

382 WARREN AVE
East Providence

J V MIGNANELLI & SONS

418 MAPLE ST
Warwick

LUCA'S UPHOLSTERY

1500 OAKLAWN AVE
Cranston

M VARGAS UPHOLSTERING INC

1689 WAMPANOAG TRL
Barrington

MARIA'S RED STAR MATTRESS-UPHOLSTERY

4012 MENDON RD
Cumberland

MARK CARRIER'S UPHOLSTERY

182 AVENUE
Woonsocket

MARTINI UPHOLSTERY

1363 MINERAL SPRING AVE
Providence

MASTERSON UPHOLSTERY

1177 CENTRAL AVE
Pawtucket

MASTERSON'S FURNITURE

1177 CENTRAL AVE
Pawtucket

Mold Doctors

572 Rte 28

OSVALDOS UPHOLSTERY

213 BROAD ST
Cumberland

RAY'S UPHOLSTERY

1661 HIGHLAND AVE

Roman Carpet Cleaning

P.O. Box 113988
North Providence

SEATING ARRANGEMENT INC

1181 KINGSTOWN RD
Wakefield

SEW MANY THINGS

312 MAIN ST
East Greenwich

SHERMAN & SON UPHOLSTERY

3769 OLD POST RD
Charlestown

SIMOES UPHOLSTRY

428 RIVET ST

SPECTRA SEATING

30 CUTLER ST
Warren

STANLEY'S INTERIORS

928 MAIN RD
Tiverton

STEPHEN R DOPART'S UPHLSTRNG

279 MILL LN
Portsmouth

THOMAS J HAGAN JR UPHOLSTERY

723 MAIN ST
Pawtucket

Tim's Furniture Fix

W6075 Woodland Rd

TONY'S UPHOLSTERY & VINYL RPR

408 ATWELLS AVE
Providence

TOP-STITCH UPHOLSTERY

245 WAMPANOAG TRL
Riverside

ULTIMATE UPHOLSTERY

1454 MAIN ST
West Warwick

VALLEY AUTO TOP & GLASS

477 TIOGUE AVE
Coventry

VINCENT'S CARPET & UPHOLSTERY

176 CROMPTON RD
East Greenwich

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