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I would like to share my experience with Case Remodeling. I hope it will help someone not to fail in to the same traps I did fail.
Basically the nice lady over the phone made me to believe that the job will be done in approximately 2 to 2.5 hours by 2
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. However it took 4 hours to complete. Here is how I got fooled by the nice voice over the phone. Make sure you don't do same mistakes.
Catch #1: The both products (I was planning to install) was purchased from Home Depot. Home depot provides installation estimates. After emailing the product links I have been told by Case Remodeling, that based on the links the job supposed to take 2 to 2.5 hours. Do not trust what they say. In reality they stretched this job to 4 hours. Just by clearly doing things very slow. I felt that
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's got instruction from they management to stretch this work to 4 hours and they did.
I recommend trying to work out estimate for the job without agreeing on hourly work. They will tell you that they do hourly work only. That is not true. Just getting hourly orders allow them fool people and charge them more than expected. If you insists on the estimating the job total they will do it.
Catch #2: If you agreed on hourly work anyway. They will tell you that they feel like 2
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will do the work faster than 1
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. That is not true. In my case: One was staying and watching while another one was installing first awning. He could work on installation of the second awning at the same time. Then they both moved to installation of the second awning by the same manner: one is working, another one is watching. So basically I was double charged for awning installation.
Do not agree on a second
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. You better get one and give him a hand when he needs. Over the phone they will say that they have some liability and
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can't accept your help. That is not true. I offered help to
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for turning canopy around. And guess what?…. he accepted it.
Catch #3: Do not assume a
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will have every single screw or nail you need. In my case they suddenly realized they don't have appropriate screw to anchor my canopy to concrete (By the way I told them over phone about installing over concrete). Then one drove to store to buy the screws another one just was hanging around. Guess what. It took 40 minutes for
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to come back and they charged for 40 minutes for both
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I recommend checking all the things and get them ready. Once
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comes in, spend few minutes to go over with
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and make sure he has all he needs. Worth case you can run to store by yourself and bring missing things in mean time. I was fool enough to let them complete both jobs and then one drives to store and another one hangs around.
This is how they manage to overcharge people.
Good luck!
- Mekhman M.

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is great and I will call him again for maintenance purposes. This time we had the wheels on our sliding screen door replaced, a toilet paper holder replaced, and two light fixtures installed. The interaction with
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was very nice, and he is very professional and interested in doing a good job. We made an appointment well in advance, and he arrived on time and performed the work well.
I highly recommend
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- anne B.

He talked more then worked. He brought someone to do the work while he just talked about irrelevant issues. He charged for both their time. I finally had him stop the work. The cost was continuing the work was not.
- Paul G.

The final result is excellent. They
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us through hundreds of decisions. My better half was responsible for making choices and she is very happy with the final result. Once demolition began, the work was tightly scheduled Monday through Thursday, with Fridays reserved for absorbing unknowns. I am very impressed with their tile
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. The rest of their subcontractors rank "excellent" too, but the tile
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take top prize. I am disappointed with their estimating process pre-contract, as the final cost was slightly more than 25% in excess of original estimated range, despite minimal change orders. On the one hand I can't figure out what wasn't expressed in the original conversations to warrant such a low original cost range; on the other, the final cost is not out of line for the scope and quality of work and materials of such an extensive rebuild in the Bay Area, especially considering the "priority" scheduling that resulted in minimal inconvenience. I do recommend them to family and friends that want quality results.
- steven O.

I was very pleased with his work and the work of his brother who assisted on the second day. They are both very knowledgeable, professional and very hard workers. My husband and I plan on hiring him again to do more jobs on our house.
- Ernest H.

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Handyman arrived on time. The job should have taken 2 - 4 hours. Instead, the worker was in our home for 7-1/2 hours. The installer was not experienced in this task. There were numerous mishaps. The installer was at our house for 2.5 hours before he put a screw in a cabinet. He cut the counter top 7 times to get it to fit. It still doesn't fit correctly. He was tapping on the wall to find a stud. I asked if he needed a stud finder. He said no, he had one in the truck. He then started drilling holes in the wall to find studs. I have 15 holes in the wall behind my cabinet that he drilled. It got to the point that I told him that I would put the pulls and soft close on myself. He spent about 30 minutes trying to figure out how to put the skin on the bottom of the cabinet and I told him to forget it, that I would take care of it. We indicated that we would use
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again because
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took immediate action to "fix" this situation. We were very impressed with how he handled this. Based on that, if we have another job we will contact
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for an estimate.
- Karen R.

His rate is reasonable and although he went over the estimated time by double (the door had a more complex design than he had realized), he offered to split the difference on the extra time. I gladly paid him his regular rate though. He is very knowledgeable and honest. I would use him again!
- Karen G.

Cliff arrived promptly on time, ready to work, with all the necessary tools to get everything done. After a short discussion to confirm the issues we needed addressed, Cliff got right to work.
Cliff was easy going, easy to talk to and was very professional. He was able to complete 2 out of 4 jobs for which we engaged his services for.
The 1st. job was troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing a nagging water leak inside the wall which kept us from using our upstairs hall bathroom. Cliff was able to locate the area of the leak, and narrow down and pinpoint it's exact location. He was able to perform the necessary repair without cutting into the walls! I was more than thrilled to confirm the water leak was in fact fixed!
The 2nd. job was troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing an existing attic fan which was no longer working. Cliff was able to determine the attic fan was fine, but wasn't turning on because of a bad thermostat. Cliff replaced the bad thermostat, and rewired everything to relocate the thermostat to a more central area of the attic. The attic fan now kicks on when needed.
After having very clear productivity and success with Cliff's services, I asked Cliff if he could come the next day for jobs #3 and #4. Luckily he had originally blocked out two days in his schedule for all our needs.
Cliff was able to carry all the heavy materials upstairs to stage and prepare for job #3 the next day. I will write up another review for those jobs.
- Daniel S.

The service related to a pre-purchased "day of
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service" from Angies List. After I purchased the day of service I learned the that the provider was not able to come to perform the service for 2 months.. When he arrived he informed me he could start the job, but would have to come back for a second visit to finish. He then said he could not return for the second visit for more than another 2 months. As he had not done any work and I could not wait another 2 months (ie, in total over 4 months!!!) I canceled the work and requested a refund from Angies List. It has been 2 weeks and I have still not seen the promised refund.
This was my first experience with Angies List. In this case I would have been much better off chasing down a provider on my own.

- david K.

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and his team exceeded my expectations. I let
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know what I wanted done, and he responded with a quote and availability the next morning. His team were very responsive, communicated well, and completed their services in a courteous and professional manner. These guys are obviously well trained, professional craftsmen, and in several instances made recommendations that resulted in a better work product than I had envisioned. I would without hesitation recommend them to anyone needing carpentry or electrical work.
- Richard F.
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