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"I am so pleased, they did a phenomenal job! The chairs are very intricate and detailed, and I feel like I got far more than my money's worth. " was awesome helping me select the right fabric for my lifestyle. She taught me about thread-count, she was very educational and was very helpful! She had great suggestions. She restored the chairs back to what they would have looked like in their prime. I dropped the chairs off, and they delivered them when they were complete. Their customer service is great, I feel like it was such a value for the amount of work they did! I would highly recommend them to anyone!

-Tara M.

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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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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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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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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!

Upholstery reviews in San Jose

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I contacted in and went to her workshop. She gave me good advice about fabric and foam. She sent me home with samples to see how the fabric would work out in my home. A couple days later I returned the books and ordered fabric and new foam for our chairs. The work was scheduled for the middle of September. ...More and her helper picked up our chairs on Tuesday and they were back in our home this morning (10 days later). We are very pleased with the quality of 's workmanship!
- JENNIFER D.
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I was very pleased with . Their work was excellent. They picked up the couches and chair on time and delivered them almost to the minute when they said they would. I also got 3 estimates for the work and was by far the cheapest with Calico Corners being almost $2,000.00 more.
- LISA R.
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is a pleasure to work with, very responsive, helpful, willing to work with my indecision and uncertainty. I've used her for a number of years and she has done work for many of my friends. Everyone is delighted with her. I can't recommend her enough.
- JILL M.
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Was very prompt and came to our home to give us estimate and also got some samples. As we had read in the other review we felt the material cost was very high. So we got the material and he did the work. We would give the work an 80%. This is the first time we have done some upholstery work and we felt that the original finish was not there, we don't ...More know if that's the most common case.
- MAHALAKSHMI R.
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We were given samples of cloth to take home. It was hard to choose, so we brought in one of the chairs into the shop, and spent a lot of time with us, showing sample after sample. He was very knowledgeable, explaining why this fabric would work better than that fabric, what is stain-proof, etc. He also showed us other chairs ...More that had been done for another customer and suggested that he would add in piping to the of each seat for a finished look. The chairs look fantastic and make the dining room set look really good. One would never know that we picked up the dining room set for free from a neighbor who no longer had any use for it. The hand-me-down chairs are really stunning. I highly recommend Sterling. I'm very happy with the job, and the chairs are so comfortable to sit in too. The padding is firm. Sterling also picks up and delivers the furniture from your house. I did have to call them after 10 days to see what the status was, and they promptly delivered the next day.
- L H.
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I dropped my couch off to be re-upholstered nearly three months ago and still have not heard any word from them. They had initially estimated that the upholstering would only take around three weeks. I've worked with other upholstery businesses and grenard's upholstery pales in comparison. The last couch I sent off to be re-upholstered only ...More took three weeks at the other business. I am still waiting to hear back from grenard's.
- NHUONG L.
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The sofa and love seat look great and now match the interior. I was going to buy new furniture, but these now look as good as new and were a lot less expensive.
- APRIL P.
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This business was recommended to me by another contractor. I called them right away and got a response from
a lady who sounded not interested to answer my call and when she didn't understand, maybe my pronunciation of the
name I was looking for, she sounded so annoyed. After I repeated what I said, she said the person (I think the ...More owner)
was not there and told me she will just have her return my call, but did not get any. After two days, I called again and
(I think this is the owner) answered the phone and I told her I was waiting for two days her call since the lady(her niece) told me she is forwarding my message to her. She apologized but she said she didn't get my message. Anyway, the reason I called again is because the other contractor who well-recommended her to me was so kind, sincere and professional and I just wished they can do upholstering,too. I was thinking I have to try this business. But so far until this writing, I never got an estimate or at least a call that they cannot do the job I was asking for. Why schedule to come to my house if they don't want my business. She just
wasted my precious time!!!


- Maribelle L.

Upholsterers in San Jose

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7TH AVENUE UPHOLSTERY

2215 7TH AVE
Santa Cruz

A J CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLNRS

1784 OAKLAND RD
San Jose

Advantage Carpet Care

515 Brookside Dr
Richmond

ALAMEDA UPHOLSTERY SHOP

859 W SAN CARLOS ST
San Jose

AMBASSADOR CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

180 Lewis Rd
San Jose

ANTONIO'S UPHOLSTERY

367 S 23RD ST
San Jose

Aptos Village Rattan

8024 Soquel Dr
Aptos

Artisan Upholstery

8505 CHURCH ST STE.#2
Gilroy

ATTARD UPHOLSTERY

770 FLORIDA ST
San Francisco

B & D UPHOLSTERY

2231 COMMERCE AVE
Concord

BARBARA D'ERCOLE DESIGN

20465 SARATOGA LOS GATOS RD
Saratoga

Barrios Upholstery

16840 Joleen Way Bldg G6
Morgan Hill

BARRIOS UPHOLSTERY

16840 Joleen Way Bldg G6
Morgan Hill

BRAZIL'S UPHOLSTERY

PO Box 1539
Soquel

BTR Home Solutions

2827 Wade St

Budget Blinds

1210 W. Dana Street
Mountain View

CALICO CORNERS

1410 Saratoga Avenue
San Jose

Calico Corners

800 Redwood Hwy Frontage Rd Ste 121
Mill Valley

CALICO CORNERS

2001 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill

Carpet Cleaning San Pablo

2031 Rumrill Blvd STE 200
San Pablo

Cathleen Gouveia Design

P.O. Box 1033
Belvedere Tiburon

Clean All Carpets

PO Box 8091
San Jose

CONTEMPO CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

140 LEWIS RD
San Jose

COSTA'S

2270 CANOAS GARDEN AVE
San Jose

Custom Drapery San Francisco - Roberto's Drapery

217 Carmelo Ln
South San Francisco

CUSTOM SLIP COVERS BY ROSE

282 SAN JOSE AVE
San Jose

DAVE'S CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY SHOP

1380 Spencer Ave
San Jose

Day Worker Center of Mountain View

113 Escuela Avenue
Mountain View

DB Upholstery

16860 Joleen Way #4
Morgan Hill

Decorating Den Interiors

398 Genoa Dr
Redwood City

Design of Living Spaces

1712 Spyglass Pkwy at Glen Cove
Vallejo

DJ'S WINDOW FASHIONS

1185 BIRD AVE
San Jose

FANTASY UPHOLSTERY

299 S 24TH ST
San Jose

FIXRPRO

Hayward

Foam & Cushion

3482 Clayton Rd
Concord

Foss Upholstery

2318 Clement Ave
Alameda

Franciscan Interiors

540 Barneveld Ave. Ste. M
San Francisco

FURNITURE TECH SERVICES

450 REYNOLDS CIR
San Jose

Great Finds:Room Makeovers/Decor Fabric Discounter

2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Walnut Creek

Grenards Upholstery

130 Lewis Rd #1
San Jose

Homebodies

1671 Marina Way
San Jose

Howard's Upholstery & Design

1084 Shary Cir
Concord

Jacara Designs

385 BEL MARIN KEYS BLVD
Novato

Jeda Generations Auto Upholstery

220 Barnard Ave
San Jose

Jesennie's Upholstery

3041 Van Buren Dr.
Antioch

JG Hellmuth Interior Design

172 Quail Hollow Drive
San Jose

JOHN'S AUTO UPHOLSTERY

369 STOCKTON AVE
San Jose

Krupp's Upholstery & Furnishings

535 Salmar Ave
Campbell

Laurel Crown Furniture

801 Woodside Way
San Mateo

LAVOIE'S WINDOW COVERING

2096 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose

LORILLA'S CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

841 PRETORIA CT
San Jose

Lynen Interiors

1623 Second Street
Livermore

M & M UPHOLSTERY SHOP

663 N KING RD
San Jose

Marco Upholstery

1540 Industrial Ave Unit D
San Jose

MAYA CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

210 SAN JOSE AVE
San Jose

michaels custom built upholstery

1455 East Francisco blvd. suite J
San Rafael

Murison's Flooring America

3278 Almaden Expy
San Jose

New Millennium Interiors

1091 Foxworthy Ave
San Jose

Newell Auto Group

3925 Alhambra ave

North Bay Interiors

94 Galli Dr
Novato

Plan-It Design

PO Box 351
Gilroy

PLASTIC KING COVERS

99 ALMADEN BLVD
San Jose

Premier Auto Tops and Interiors

3457 El Camino Real
Santa Clara

PRESTO CARPET CLEANING

212 LAWRENCE LN
Brentwood

Prime Interiors

1141 Catalina Dr.
Livermore

Rachel Blindauer Interior Design & Shop

700 Cabrillo St. Ste. 2
San Francisco

Rebarts Interiors

247 California Dr
Burlingame

RENAISSANCE CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

596 ESTABROOK ST
San Leandro

RICARDO'S CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

1648 MABURY RD
San Jose

RMK UPHOLSTERY & WINDOW

1631 ALMADEN RD
San Jose

Scooter's Carpet Cleaning

1302 Weathersfield Way
San Jose

Sky Ranch Upholstery

351 Airport Rd
Novato

Sterling Custom Upholstery

1243 W El Camino Real
Mountain View

THE GREAT COVER UP

7320 FOREST ST
Gilroy

THE UPHOLSTERY CLEANING SPECIALISTS

2916 MCBRYDE AVE
Richmond

Thora Tam, Decorating Den Interiors

5655 Silver Creek Valley Rd
San Jose

THREE STAR UPHOLSTERY

1966 ALUM ROCK AVE
San Jose

TOUPAL'S AUTO & MARINE FURN

2029 ALUM ROCK AVE
San Jose

Upholstery Specialists

52 S. Autumn St
San Jose

UPHOLSTERY WORKROOM

320 Turtle Creek Ct
San Jose

VALDEZ UPHOLSTERY

210 SAN JOSE AVE
San Jose

VALENCIA'S CUSTOM

2011 MONTEREY HWY
San Jose

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