Visalia Home Builders

in Visalia, CA

114
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in Visalia

7
Home Builders in Visalia
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Beach H.
"I had to hire all electricians, plumbers, landscapers, someone to build building. He did not even pull permits that we were supposed to have our contractor pull. If you called him," he would not answer phone. Text him? No answer. He is THE WORST ever in contractors for Panama City, Florida area. Please do not waste your time with this contractor. He will take your money and not even complete a quarter of the work before you never hear from him again.
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Richard G.
"Let this company pass you by. Started out fine and then we didn't see him for a week. No explanation where he'd gone. Worked another couple of days gone for a day or two." Not waiting for a sub to come. Found out he was working on several jobs at the same time, by himself. Work was fine, took six months to get the little bathroom almost done. We had a problem with water leaking from the shower door. He mad an attempt to fix it then we never saw him again.
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Bobby F.
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was our contractor. He oversaw each project in the kitchen remodel, including construction, plumbing, cabinetry, flooring, and appliance instillation. The" individuals that are on his construction team performing the various functions are very professional and customer oriented. We could not have been more pleased.

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Yes, but you won't like what will probably happen (this is a worst case scenario, hopefully you will avoid most):

The purpose for a building permit is to ensure meeting the minimum standards for construction practices and minimum safety standards.  A contractor who works without a permit, does so because they know they are not in compliance (and to save money at your expense).  They knew they should have had inspections and permits for their work.  Who ever built the addition should be reported to both the building official as well as the Better Business Bureau.  It is ultimately the homeowner who is responsible for ensuring the proper permits have been applied for, though.

So when you apply for your permit, you will be pretending as if the work is not completed (you do not hide this fact, you just have to follow the correct process as if it hadn't been built).  Your first stop will be with zoning; can you even add an addition, do you have the proper clearances from the side, front and rear property lines.  If it is a bedroom, does the septic system (perk test) support an additional bedroom.  If your building already meets or exceeds the amount of building allowed on the site or if you do not have the clearances required from the property line, your addition may be required to be removed.  There are appeal processes and variance requests you can try before tearing down the addition (Get an architect).

If your zoning review is fine, next you go to permitting.  Here you will submit plans (drawings) of what was built.  If you do not have these plans, consider hiring an Architect to generate As-Built drawings for this use.  Hopefully the plan review comes back with no changes, or you will alread know your addition is not in compliance and may face rebuilding.  Depending on the type of construction, your zoning and your local building requirements, you will be required to have inspections of your foundation / footings, the framing, the electrical, mechancial and HVAC systems, etc. affected by the work. 

This may require digging the ground back up so the inspector can confirm foundation depth, size and draingage requirements.  The interior wall finishes (gypsum board, panelling, etc) may have to be removed in some or all areas so the framing and electrical can be inspected (If one area fails, be prepared to pull all areas down).  At each inspection, if the work is found to be lacking, then you will have to correct the work before getting permission to use the room.  If there is an electrical or safety violation found, it is possible the Building Official could declare the entire property inhabitable until the offenses are corrected (IE you are homeless until it is fixed).

As you can see, you have to hope beyond belief that the builder constructed everything correctly and that the building officials will work with you to minimize the amount of deconstruction necessary to inspect the work.

Also, you will be charged all the fees associated with plan review and permitting, and you will be charged for each inspection visit (as your builder would have been charged initially had they followed the law).

As for value, here is the real concern:  If your home burns down or faces some similar disaster, your home owners insurance will balk at paying; they will blame the illegal construction as the cause.  As for the value of your building, not having a permit will make any buyer have a difficult time getting their own insurance, thus harder to sell.  The room itself will add value to your property, if it isn't a hazard (IE permitted). 

Also, taxes are based upon assessments, which use the land records.  Building without a permit, can be seen by local officials as an attempt to avoid paying property taxes, since the land records do not show the addition.  Until the official tax records reflect an accurate statement of your building, you may face fines, tax fees and other costs associated with the improvement depending upon how long it has been there unreported.

You may wish to contact a local, licensed Architect who works with the local building department.  They will know the personel, know which forms you need to fill out first and how to protect you from an overzealous Building Official (there are exceptions and options within the Code that the Building Official may forget or ignore that an Architect can request be used to prevent tear down or damage).  Next time you go to build get the Architect first to protect yourself from what this construction firm did to you.

Good luck!
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Unfortunately this is not something you will easily resolve; and even if you were to win, the amount of time and funds spent will probably exceed the cost of the actual repair.

Each state has different rules on what "as-is" means, but almost all use the term when it comes to realestate sales.  At two years, you are facing a hurdle that any issue could be the result of new conditions, acceptable wear / settlement, etc.  Has there been any changes in the area? (New house built next door, new addition, earthquake, flooding, etc?)

While you may have been given a home warranty with the purchase (do check your sales paperwork to see if there is any warranty and what it covers for how long) the house is sold to you as-is; it is your responsibility to raise concerns prior to taking over the house, so going back two years later is a huge up hill batle.

The home inspector is also going to be found faultless, as their reports almost always have words like "consult with an expert. . ." after each report section and they have disclaimers for missed items, etc. I got certified as a home inspector and was surprised at just how little they actually require you to know to become an inspector. They are really just an extra pair of eyes to help inexpereinced home owners look where most people don't look or go.  You even mention that the repair work was well masked, so you didn't notice it until you began looking for it.  A good inspector might have caught it, but you won't win any court cases proving yours wasn't good enough.

The Seller will claim that any foundation issues were fixed and resolved, which is why they marked "No" on the foundation issue section.  They fixed it; so it was no longer an issue.  If it came back, that is a new issue.  You and I know this is bogus, but to win in court you have to prove intent; and the builder can easily show they thought it was fixed.  Or, they might even be able to claim they were unaware - the repairs were from the previous owner, and were hidden so well HE and YOU didn't notice them.

So the next step is to meet with your home insurance agent.  As I mentioned above, if there have been any enviromental changes (a new house next door could have changed the underground water table flow or pressures, for example) you may be covered.  Even if there are no issues, you still may have a policy that allows for major repairs to be covered after a certian cost threshold, etc.  You'd be surprised at what your home owners insurance covers - find out first; they might have in house or low cost engineers who will do the initial inspection, etc.  They also will provide advice on your home sale; if they think you have a case against the Seller.

Best of luck on this issue.  Make sure any solution you pay for solves the cause (Stress on the wall), and doesn't just fix the results (cracks).




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"Like a sunroom" indicating the addition has yet to be built?  If it's just a remodel there are several remodeling contractors to choose from.  If you also need the addition built pick a general contractor with experience building new construction as well as additions.  If s/he provides a price before the plans and specifications are on paper drop them like a hot potato.  They don't know what they're doing.  Whether they have the ability to provide the plans and specifications first or they refer you to an architect you must have plans to properly bid a major remodel or addition.  It is also good practice anyway just to make sure both parties are on the same page and understand exactly what will be done.

Just a note about the "type" of contractors described in another answer.  The one's who do most or all of the work themselves are not very profitable without doing something illegal or cutting corners somewhere, if they finish the job.  The time a contractor spends on a job takes away from the office time needed to run a proper business and chase new leads to keep working after your job is finished.  There are honest people out there who do everything themselves and don't need to make much money in a year but they are few and far between, typically retired and so the work as a means to keep active and make a little side money.  Others try to do a couple of jobs at once and rob from the funds of one to help pay for the other.  They just aren't experienced enough and were probably sub-contractors who suddenly thought they could run the show.  I've seen it repeatedly.  They hit up the customer for more money due to their own budget planning or abandon the job because they aren't making any more money.  be leary of a contractor who does not either use an employed or sub-contracted crew, meaning they manage the project's quality, time, and money distribution.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
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FYI: CPVC and PEX are two different materials and installed differently.  PEX is not intended to be glued but instead has special crimp fittings.  PEX is a brand name of one product that is manufactured slightly differently by others as well so it is important that the same brand fittings are used to match the pipe material.

Mobile homes used CPVC for years and some still do.  It works fine but is not as strong as a properly soldered copper pipe system.  Is the contractor installing this new plumbing a licensed plumber?  I'd be surprised if he is since he's using CPVC and not PEX (or similar) or copper.  PEX pipe is even cheaper than CPVC when run by a knowledgable plumber.  It doesn't require nearly as many joints since it comes in rolls and can flex through spaces easily.

There are some groups raising a fuss about BPA and other chemicals found in plastics that don't like the use of CPVC, PVC, or PEX pipe.  I haven't seen the results of any lab tests to confirm or dispute their concerns.  As far as durability goes it's fairly safe as long as it's properly installed and secured.  It is not as susceptible to hard water damage as copper.  It absolutely must be insulated along it's entire length to protect it from contact to other materials as well as freezing.  Also, the fixtures in the house need to be grounded electrically since the pipe itself provides no electrical protection against accidental shock or electrocution.  In a copper plumbed house the system is grounded so static electricity, a short in a wire near a water line, or lightning strike will carry the current out through the pipe instead of through the water to you, ideally.

If it's installed correctly you should be fine but make sure the contractor knows what he is doing and follows the proper procedures to use CPVC pipe.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com

Home Building reviews in Visalia

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was very responsive and had lots of good ideas for the project. It did take a little longer than he said to get the initial numbers to us. We did not end up doing the project at all because of cost - not because of
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- David E.
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and his team were quick efficient and did a great job.
The whole job took them four days. They also arrived on time and finished the tasks that they said they would that day.
They were mindful to minimize the impact to both our neighbor's and our yard.
Our new expanded driveway looks amazing.
We have had compliments from everyone on the block
We recommend
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and his team to anyone needing concrete work done
- Chris C.
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I have a 35 year old cabin which the original wooden deck was dry-rotted and needed to be replaced. Due to water damage from the deck, I had to replace my doors due to the dry-rotting of the wooden door frames. The siding on the house was neglected and needed to be replaced as well. As part of my requirements for the project, I wanted low maintenance replacements.
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came out an reviewed the project, provided his recommendations and provided a quote. I was impressed by his knowledge in the field and various materials that could be used to obtain my goals. The project implementation progressed as he described and within the time frame he specified. Because I live down-state, he provided me daily pictures of the progress, which to me was fabulous and shows how he went out of his way to do a superb job, which also shows in his workmanship and the details of his work. The only caveat that I can say that happened during the project was it was delayed twice due to insufficient materials. I went with a special order color for the decking material and that was the price I paid for it. I don't blame the builder for that reason. All in all, he and his crew exceeded my expectations. They were very professional, courteous, and performed great work. I give them a 12 on a scale from 1-10. I'm grateful to have found such a great resource up north to assist with my outside renovation project. I'm definitely going to use this builder again for other work when I'm ready to focus my attention to the inside of my cabin.
- Darin B.
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They showed up on time and had the project completed within a week. They did a great job, used excellent craftsmanship and did things correctly. The owner seems knowledgable in many areas of home improvement, and we will use them again in the future! No surprises, he was right on the bid price.
- Teresa W.
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He was wonderful. He listened to the things we wanted and gave us suggestions on how to have those things and still stay on budget. We were living out of state and did a big majority of communication through email, phone, and texting. He was willing to listen whenever we had a concern no matter the time of day. He was fair with his pricing and had great subcontractors working with him. We interviews several contractors before deciding on
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. We were so lucky to have found him. If we decide to have any more construction done we will have
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do it. I would not trust anyone else.
- sherry D.
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and his crew built an approx 150 sq ft addition to our bedroom, comprised of a walk-in closet and bathroom with double sink, toilet and walk in shower. From beginning to end his services were professional and on time and on budget. He does a lot of the work himself, along with his 2 sons, and sometimes extra helpers when needed.
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knows how to save money and recycles when he can. We cannot say enough about this business. They never surprised us with
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costs. It was the smoothest construction project we've ever been involved in. Five weeks from permit to final and we are so happy with the result.
- Susan Y.
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Front porch railing is wood, old, looks bad - want it replaced with white composite but it does not come in readily-made white materials. Contractor worked to make sketch to make materials to fit - we like that.
- Barbara C.

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A Galvan Development, Inc.

12997 Lehigh Ct.
Victorville

ACEVEDO HOMES

2435 W MONTE VISTA AVE
Visalia

Acri Construction

South Lake Tahoe

all in one construction

21092 shaws flat school rd

All Metal Construction

7960 Soquel Dr
Aptos

All Star Home Improvement

12500 Riverside Dr
Valley Village

AMAZING HANDYMAN SERVICES

Rancho Cucamonga

Angel Wise

43306 22ND STREET W
Lancaster

ASA Project Management

1183 Pyrenees
Tracy

Avitia Framing

646 Saratoga Ave
Tulare

Base Built Services

2629 Manhattan Ave. PMB 219
Hermosa Beach

BC Silva Construction

1763 Rambouillet Rd
Paso Robles

Betlan Construction

PO Box 1134
Pine Grove

Bier Construction

18824 Sugar Pine Dr.
Twain Harte

Bryan Company

6694 Avenue 304
Visalia

CAMBRIDGE HOMES

398 N SHIRK RD
Visalia

CAMBRIDGE HOMES

3003 W CONNELLY AVE
Visalia

Cardan Construction & Renovation Inc.

806 S Fulgham St.
Visalia

Carter Construction Inc.

5359 E. Solar
Clovis

Cecil Construction Inc

10015 Alta Sierra Dr
Grass Valley

Cen Cal Construction

PO Box 60643
Bakersfield

CENTEX HOMES

1840 S CENTRAL ST
Visalia

CENTEX HOMES

3438 N CARSON ST
Visalia

CENTEX HOMES DESIGN CTR

801 S AKERS ST
Visalia

CHARISMA HOME

212 N STEVENSON ST
Visalia

Clark Drywall

4800 Island View Street
Oxnard

CWDesign Solutions

52 Eucalyptus Dr.
Watsonville

D R HORTON AMERICA'S BUILDER

4133 S CHURCH ST
Visalia

D.E. Crosswy Construction

577 W Woods Ave
Tipton

DAC GENERAL CONTRACTOR

112 S COTTONWOOD CT
Visalia

David Garcia Construction

5132 W. Reese Ct.
Visalia

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Double G Construction

4004 W Damsen Ave
Visalia

E G CONSTRUCTION

2724 W TULARE AVE
Visalia

Ekwall Company

3302 Avenida De Loyola
Oceanside

ENNIS HOMES

2728 N VICKIE ST
Visalia

GRC General Contracting Inc.

3208 Province Towne Ct
Modesto

Holder Construction

3711 W. Sunnyside Ct.
Visalia

Impressive Construction

P.O. BOX 3035
Huntington Park

JL Innovative Construction Inc.

6724 West Ave L-10
Lancaster

K HOVNANIAN HOMES

3130 W MAIN ST
Visalia

Kingkong Construction

2225 62nd Ave
Sacramento

LA DANTE ROSE

3146 W Dorothea Ave
Visalia

LENNAR FRESNO

228 N SIDNEY CT
Visalia

Lynch Construction

49695 Hwy 245
Miramonte

Manuel Fernandez Construction

36976 Cherry St.
Newark

MC MILLIN HOMES

401B N Church St
Visalia

MERITAGE HOMES

2201 W WREN AVE
Visalia

MGS Construction Services, Inc.

13230 Iona Ave
Hanford

michael david construction

534 w hedges
Fresno

MICO CONSTRUCTION INC

16007 E GRIFFITH AVE
Sanger

Millennium Companies

7860 W. Sahara Ave.

NVR Inc

11700 Plaza American Dr

Oak Shadows Construction Co Inc

7826 Mill Creek Rd.
Healdsburg

OAKVIEW CONSTRUCTION

806 W CENTER AVE
Visalia

ORDONEZ CONSTRUCTION

316 NW 4TH AVE
Visalia

Pacific Builders

880 L St
Arcata

Pro Builders

1216 s fairway st

Professional Painting

6380 Churn Creek Rd
Redding

Quality Quantity Construction Services, Inc.

13676 Lava Cap Mine Rd
Nevada City

Rainwater Construction INC

308 Racoon Trl.
Chester

RANCHO SANTA FE

841 E SUNNYSIDE AVE
Visalia

RANDOLPH CONSTRUCTION

5900 W TULARE AVE
Visalia

RC General Construction

13136 Ave 232
Tulare

Redwood Builders

18283 Avenue 216
Lindsay

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

REYNEN & BARDIS THE COUNTRY

3500 W CECIL CT
Visalia

RICHMOND AMERICAN HOMES

2436 N LEILA ST
Visalia

RIVERBEND VILLAGE SALES

2646 N ENCINA ST
Visalia

RYAKT

300 Lakeport blvd.
Lakeport

San Joaquin Construction Specialist

575 West Earl Way
Fresno

SANCO CONSTRUCTION & DEV

1538 S EXETER CT
Visalia

Scandinavian Log Homes

1861 NE 146 Street

Sherwood Forest Timber Frames

24000 Robin Hood Drive
Pioneer

SNOW'S CONSTRUCTION

1920 S TIPTON CT
Visalia

SOUTH CAMERON CREEK

314 W ELKHORN AVE
Visalia

SOUTH VALLEY CONSTRUCTION

25179 ROAD
Visalia

Strata Stone

709 Kruger Ave
Hanford

TDJ Construction Inc.

1449 W Buckingham Dr

THR Engineering

921 Red Tail Rd.
Healdsburg

TRIPLE B CONSTRUCTION

2817 E NORMAN DR
Visalia

Villa Construction & Remodeling

742 East Harold Ave
Visalia

Vinyl View Company Inc

8855 Balboa Ave
San Diego

VIRENT DESIGN & ENGINEERING

6417 Kilbeggan Way
Elk Grove

W M BUILT MORE CONSTRUCTION

16505 DILLON AVE
Visalia

WALLACE & HINZ MANUFACTURE

100 TAYLOR WAY
Blue Lake

WATER WORKS

2824 W HEMLOCK CT
Visalia

WOODARD HOMES

3602 W BABCOCK CT
Visalia

WOODSIDE HOMES

2007 N MENDONCA ST
Visalia

WOODSIDE HOMES

1800 N VICKIE ST
Visalia

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