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& Remodeling was exceptionally responsive. This was especially appreciated in a world" where contractor outreach often goes un-answered.
and his crew were clearly talented professionals that were on site when the said they would be, were very courteous, and always left the site clean. This job started as simply replacing two decks, but we quickly learned when the old decks came down, water and carpenter ants had taken their toll.
immediately brought the damage to our attention and walked around the property with us pointing out all areas of concern (including windows). I commend
on his sensitivity to our initial budget and believe his goal was simply to inform. Our decision to expand the project was, in part, due to the quality of work performed thus far. We would not be disappointed.
& Remodeling is not the cheapest guy on the block, but offers great value for superior work. One (not contractor specific) bit of advice, I can offer: should your project scope expand, be sure to get a full and detailed accounting/reconciliation of changes in writing. It will avoid confusion and miscommunication. Overall, we were very pleased with
& Remodeling and would definitely use them again.

-Stephen N.

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was punctual, professional and polite. The job was completed and the results exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend
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-Nancy M.

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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!
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No.  Heck no.  Here's a good example.  We very recently needed to find someone to install about 500 square feet of exotic wood flooring (we already have the materials).  We contacted about 12-15 top-rated Angieslist contractors.  Out of the few who did get back to us, we got 5 quotes, 2 of them were literally just over the phone.  They "didn't feel it would be necessary to even see the space". 

 

Here were the bids: 

$4000 (sight unseen), $2800 (sight unseen), $2500, $1500, $1450

 

We didn't "share our budget for this".  Why would we?  We asked them to bid the job.  That's it.  All of them should be well-qualified and they are all highly rated.  We were interested in how THEY value their time/resources - for an apples/apples job. 

 

Do you still think that you should tell them about your budget?  Your choice.  From my standpoint it isn't their business.  I'm asking them to bid on a project.  Invariably I'll get some very high bids, medium bids and a few more reasonable ones - ALL from "highly rated contractors". 

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For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.
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Herlonginc's answer stated that it is not the contractor's job to pay for materials and labor to do the job. I say baloney - a reputable, established contractor has the funds (or a business operations line of credit) to "carry" the job between interim or partial payments, each of which should be keyed to completion of distinct easily measured mileposts in the job, and for a homeowner I would say should be in not more than 20% increments for jobs exceeding a week or so. For shorter jobs, then an initial payment, 50% completion, and completion would be normal. His cost of carry funds is part of his cost of doing business, and is figured as part of his overhead.Bear in mind when he is buying materials and paying labor, his materials he typically pays for on a 10-30 day invoice, and his labor typically a week or two after they work, so he is not really "fronting" that much money if you are giving him weekly or biweekly interim payments, on a typical residential job.

If he does not have the funds to buy materials (excepting possibly deposit on special-order or luxury items, which still typically are 10-30 day invoiceable to him) and hire personnel then he is a fly-by-night operation, and he should not be bidding that size job. You should never (other than MAYBE an earnest deposit of not more than the LESSER of 10% or $5000) let the payments get ahead of the approved/inspected work progress - typically payment should be 10-20% BEHIND the progress, with at least 10% retained at the effective end of work until final inspections and completion of the final "punchlist".

That promotes rapid continuation of the work, discourages the all-too common nightmare of contractors taking on more work than they can handle so they leave your job for weeks or months to go work on someone else's job (frequently to start that someone else's new job so he can get the job), and does not leave you out a tremendous amount of cash if he does not finish and you have to hire another contractor to finish the job. Remember, if you have to hire a new contractor to finish the job, he will charge you a lot more than the original bid to finish someone else's unfinished mess.

This may seem cynical, but having started in the construction business about 50 years ago and seeing the shenanigans that a lot of contractors pull you cannot be too safe. You have to remember contractors are like any other people - I would say maybe 10% are outright crooks, another 25% or so will pull a fast one or overcharge if the opportunity presents itself, maybe 30% will do the work but not any better than they are forced to, about 25% are good conscientious reputable workmen, and the last 10% or so are really spectacular - conscientious, fair, and efficient craftsmen. This top 35% are the only ones you should have bidding in the first place. Therefore, only get bids from long-term reputable firms (so you shake out the marginal short-timers with less experience and also generally less ability to finish the job on budget and schedule), only those that have good RECENT references, and preferably with excellent word-of-mouth recommendation from people you know and trust. That way, you are starting right off with the cream of the crop, so hopefully whichever one bids low should be a good choice.

NEVER start with bids, then check the references of the low bidder - why even consider a vendor or contractor who you do not have faith in from the start ? Get references and short-list you possibles BEFORE you ask for bids.

Low bids - that is another matter - commonly the low bidder is NOT who you want, especially if he is significantly lower than several others, which might mean he is desperate for work, made a math error, or did not correctly figure the entire scope of work. You want a reasonable bid with someone you connect with and trust - that is worth a lot more in the success of the job than the absolute lowest bid.

 

Remodeling reviews in Eagle River

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was the best contractor I've ever worked with. His communication was outstanding. His crew and subs were extremely neat and professional. I felt very comfortable leaving them in my home unattended. I new he wasn't the cheapest but it was worth every penny as he backed up all his work and was on top of every nuance our project had. We started with a run down home and left with a beautifully updated dream home. Thanks
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for the great work!
- Phillip K.
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The project turned out better than we had expected. Working with AGA was amazing as we were able to see how many possibilities there was with our kitchen that we were not aware of. It was nice designing our kitchen with AGA as they had our concerns and interests in mind.
The execution of the project was really nice. They did a great job with every scope of work. I was satisfied with each and everything they did.
I have remodeled homes in the past, but this experience was far better than those. AGA has a sense of responsibility and professionalism that all the other companies lacked.
I am proud to have found such a professional and great construction company. Without a doubt, I would use AGA again.
- Terry C.
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We chose AGA from 5 companies we interview. Our initial appointment was with
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- he helped finalize our dream bathroom by giving us an idea that fit in line with our vision. And that's how he was the whole project. He always assisted us to get us the best bathroom possible. He did a great job of planning his men, and it was done quickly after demolition.
This project was a great experience. We will gladly use AGA for future projects.
- Michelle G.
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We contacted over 7 contractors to provide us with an estimate. Only 3 actually showed up!
Eagle River Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
came on a Saturday and looked over the job with me. I provided him with a detailed list of everything I wanted and he made suggestions to my list which turned out to be very helpful.
Eagle River Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
provided a competitive quote 2 days later and we hired him. His price fell between the other 2 contractors but I felt most comfortable with
Eagle River Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
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Eagle River Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
's crew showed up and got to work quick.
By the end of the first week they had framed, insulated, did all of the electrical and all of the plumbing in a 1000sq. ft basement! I had a contractor friend of mine inspect the work after week one and he was very impressed with the craftsmanship.
Eagle River Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
also met me that Friday to review the progress and to answer my questions.
By the end of week 2 they had completely sheet rocked the whole basement, spackled, sanded, laid the tile floor in the kitchen and installed the drop ceiling in the laundry room. Once again,
Eagle River Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
and I met to review the job and discuss the progress.
By the end of week 3 they completed all of the trim, doors, recessed lighting etc. And the basement was done.
I can't stress enough how professional
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's crew is. Anytime I stopped downstairs to check the progress they would stop what they were doing to go over everything. My family and I went away for the week and completely trusted the crew in our house.
The basement looks beautiful and everything was done in 3 weeks!
Thanks
Eagle River Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
!
- Gary R.
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I bought the Angie's "Deal" for my downstairs bath and after I got their bid for my other bathroom -- I used them for both bathrooms! I have an old house had a lot of challenges.
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are great -- anytime something additional needed done, it was just done or he'd give me an on the spot price and we'd work it out. Everything was done as expected, cleaned, efficient and on time! They were just great - I'll use them again!!!
- Susan W.
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Service was excellent, as always. I've used
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for several years for my pool's hardware needs.
Eagle River Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
has always been quick to respond, and able to repair and/or install new equipment, as needed. I would highly recommend their service.
- Lisa L.
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My husband and I choose them over 2 other remodeling companies because they were recommended to us by two of our friends. I loved the initial communication and their estimate to remodel our kitchen. They did an extraordinary job with great craftsmanship that gave our kitchen a totally new and beautiful look. I’m really satisfied with how things went.
I feel confident referring this company to my friends and family.
- Natalie P.
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The project actually went very, very well. They did an excellent job on designing the remodel - and there were some issues with how to deal with the original footprint of the kitchen. When we hit occasional, unexpected "bumps" in the road - as is common with remodels, AGA was very reasonable and fair in dealing with them. The workmen on the project did an excellent job and were very responsive to our needs as well. The kitchen is beautiful and a joy to work in. And, the project was finished on time!!!
- David & Barbara M.

Remodeling Contractors in Eagle River, AK

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A & H Builders

PO Box 877833
Wasilla

A-1JC PAINTING & DRYWALL INC

1200 W Diamond Blvd
Anchorage

A-1jcpainting&drywall.inc

1200 w Dimond blv #831

A1 Electric

1150 S. Colony Way
Palmer

Accessible Homes Inc

PO Box 220494
Anchorage

Accurate Contracting

PO BOX 111203
Anchorage

ADAMS CONSTRUCTION

651 E CREEKSIDE DR
Wasilla

AK Custom Homes LLC

3501 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage

Alaska All-Star Painters

POB 232056
Anchorage

ALASKA DECKS & MORE

7327 WOBURN CIR
Anchorage

Alaska Decks and More LLC.

13000 Bainbridge Rd
Anchorage

Alaska Elite Trim

POB 1707
Homer

ALASKA'S SUPREME PAINTING CO

1740 W 99TH AVE
Anchorage

Alaskan interiors

518 Lynnwood Dr
Anchorage

ALBORN CONSTRUCTION

118 E. International Airport Rd.
Anchorage

Anchorage Property Solution

9100 Elim St
Anchorage

APEX Construction & Remodel

PO Box 140523
Anchorage

Ashner Construction, LLC

13035 Algarin Circle
Anchorage

Bighorn Remodeling & Repair LLC

PO Box 671462
Eagle River

BUHLER CONSTRUCTION

3733 COVENTRY DR
Anchorage

Builders Millwork Supply inc

1701 E Dimond Cir
Anchorage

Byman Construction, LLC

950 N Shenandoah Dr
Palmer

C.D.F. Inc. General Contractors

4235 Morphy Court
Anchorage

Chyko Construction LLC

10130 East Gilbert Ct
Palmer

Clifford Remodeling Inc.

19517 Inlet View Drive
Chugiak

Cobalt Services

3600 Challenger Cit
Anchorage

Cornerstone Remodel & Design

601 w.58th
Anchorage

Crestone General LLC

200 W 34th Ave
Anchorage

Cross Cut Contracting

POB 876134
Wasilla

Custom Carpentry

20509 Raven Dr
Eagle River

Custom Comfort Homes

PO Box 875798
Wasilla

Custom Concrete Countertops

P.O. Box 521762
Big Lake

Dan's Do-it-all

1555 D St
Anchorage

Darien's Drywall and Painting

2407 East 72nd Avenue
Anchorage

DBS ENTERPRISES

23324 Greatland Dr
Chugiak

DECOR LIGHTING

1601 Abbott Rd.
Anchorage

Definitive Roofing

6109 Mike St.
Anchorage

Diamond Standard LLC

PO Box 877389
Wasilla

Done Rite

2307 McRae rd

Down Home Repairs

2809 Klamath Drive
Anchorage

Due North Restoration

PO Box 243293
Anchorage

Dunkin Services

P.O. Box 520853
Big Lake

Elite Drywall & Painting Services

2441 Trisha Avenue
Anchorage

Energy Hut Specialist

3224 Latouche
Anchorage

Equity Builder Home Improvement

7133 Arctic Blvd
Anchorage

Euro Style Stone And Tile

P O Box 770775
Eagle River

Faltz Landscaping

1401 Labar St
Anchorage

Flawless Construction Inc.

189 E Nelson Ave
Wasilla

FM2 Inc.

1451 E Parks Hwy
Wasilla

Good's Repair

3307 Boniface Pkwy
Anchorage

Gray Wolf Services

19031 Eagle River Lane
Eagle River

GRAYLING CONSTRUCTION CORP

7133 ARCTIC BLVD
Anchorage

Greatland Construction & Siding

2321 Cinnabar Loop
Anchorage

Greatland Handyman Services

POB 670811
Eagle River

Haden's Carpentry

P.O. Box 111366
Anchorage

Hale Construction

15161 E. Mallow Circle
Palmer

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

Handyman Services of North America

6115 Chevigny Street #1
Anchorage

HENRY'S SERVICES INC

7449 OLD SEWARD HWY
Anchorage

HOMAN INC

12741 IRIS WAY
Eagle River

Home Repair

4060 Sycamore Loop
Anchorage

Homeowner Solutions of Alaska, LLC

7120 E Chester Heights Cir
Anchorage

House Surgeons of Alaska

6641 Wes Way
Anchorage

JB Contractors

1845 Terrebonne Loop
Anchorage

Jensen Construction

3307 Boniface Pkwy
Anchorage

JENSON & SONS CONSTRUCTION, INC.

1061 S Enterprise St
Wasilla

John The Handyman

6700 Dickerson Dr
Anchorage

KAREN SMULAND ARCHITECT, LLC

1532 NW Harmon Blvd

Kendall Construction, LLC

PO Box 91762
Anchorage

Kick Carpentry

7510 Hennings Way
Anchorage

KORNERSTONE KONSTRUCTION

30944 BEECHEY POINT CT
Eagle River

Kristiansen Contracting Inc

2521 East Mountain Village Suite B # 288
Wasilla

Lindemann's Services

7410 Solarset Cir
Anchorage

Lionheart Construction LLC

P.O. Box 770087
Eagle River

M2C1, INC

P.O. Box 670045
Eagle River

Maguire Design and Build

200 W 34th Avenue
Anchorage

Maguire Design and Build

200 W 34th Avenue Suite 397
Anchorage

Mason's Siding & Supply

7720 Schoon St
Anchorage

Matsuvalley Skilled Handyman

11325 Big Dipper Dr

Morgan Construction

3313 East 46th Ave
Anchorage

Nail It Construction

2040 E Grizzley Bear Dr.
Wasilla

NCP DESIGN/BUILD LTD

118 E INTL AIRPORT RD
Anchorage

Nielson Construction, Inc.

6613 Arctic Blvd.
Anchorage

Noble Construction & Remodeling

8673 Augusta Cir
Anchorage

North Country Builders of AK, Inc

3435 N Daisy Petal Cir
Wasilla

Northern Lights Roofing & Contracting

1100 N Sam Sneade Loop
Wasilla

Notyour Handyman

2351 N Lucille Street
Wasilla

Oehrlein eterprises

Po. Box 230174
Anchorage

Oyster Construction

5003 Nottingham Wy
Anchorage

PAUL DAVIS RESTORATION

PO Box 210435
Anchorage

PDC General

pob 672551
Chugiak

Perfection Home Repairs

2750 Whispering Woods Dr
Wasilla

Quality Handyman Services Inc

13479 E Highbush Cir
Palmer

Quality Home Services

18634 S Lowrie Loop
Eagle River

Rapid Response Services

4031 Lore Rd Sp 5
Anchorage

Re-Bath of Anchorage

6623 Brayton Drive
Anchorage

Re-Construct Restoration Services LLC

965 W Wilder Ave #2
Wasilla

Red Head Rehabs

12004 Hatteras St

Reeves construction

3705 Arctic Blvd.
Anchorage

Repair As Needed LLC

3173 Donington Dr
Anchorage

RINO'S TILE & STONE

2310 AZURITE CT
Anchorage

Ritala Custom Services LLC

2701 N Brennas Way
Wasilla

Rock Engineering

4333 Butte Cir
Anchorage

Rolyn Companies, Inc.

5706 Frederick Ave

S & S TILE SVC

2741 N COTTONWOOD LOOP
Wasilla

ServiceMaster of Alaska

6726 GREENWOOD ST
Anchorage

Squires Design & Remodeling LLC

5401 Cordova Street
Anchorage

Steadfast Home Repair and Services

10726 Old Eagle River Road
Eagle River

TAYLORED RESTORATION SVC

8535 Dimond D Circle Unit A
Anchorage

TCM Restoration & Cleaning

5830 E Updraft Rd
Palmer

The Handy Hubby

5931 Keyann Circle
Anchorage

The Renovation Co

PO Box 13204
Trapper Creek

The wright touch

Po box 879323
Wasilla

Thee Fenceman Inc.

4301 Rabbit Creek Rd
Anchorage

TMS Construction

7134 Clemens Cir
Eagle River

Tony's Enterprises

7239 O'Brien St
Anchorage

Trailboss Solutions LLC

201 E 3rd Ave
Anchorage

Trimpro LLC

P.O. Box 873804
Wasilla

Twins Home Improvement

3842 caravelle dr
Anchorage

TYTIN CONSTRUCTION

17905 E SUNNYWOOD DR
Palmer

UNDERGROUND DANCE COMPANY LLC

701 West 58th Avenue
Anchorage

Vannoy Electric LLC

231 E Forest Ave
Wasilla

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Works In Wood Custom Finish Carpentry

7055 W Moose Ridge Cir
Wasilla

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