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responded to my call quickly. He was quite happy to discuss different options for roofing and siding. While I didn't choose his service" this time around, I will keep his number handy the next time I need work done.

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was friendly, professional, and responded to the priorities of my job quickly. The people he had working with him were great, helpful," and jobs were neatly and correctly done. He went out of his way to get my
set up with minimum disruption to our family, and his people worked efficiently and with professionalism. While my total job will exceed in time what I paid for, I do not mind paying extra to get work done by Mr.
and his professional team. I have a couple of larger, future jobs that I will be interested in asking him about as well. I do not take competence and integrity lightly, and appreciate it when I see it.

-Katherine D.

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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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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.

 

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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.

Remodeling reviews in Grand Junction

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Everything went smoothly from start to finish, and the site was always kept clean and neat.
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and Bill put up a plastic
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with a zipper when they were working with drywall so dust would not infiltrate the house. Great idea!
Bill and
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's father also came to my house to work on two projects. The
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learned their trade at their father's knee, and was he a great teacher! Like his sons, he impressed me with his skills, efficiency, and warmth. When I needed to hire someone to replace the mud sill, he helped me interview those experts.
I can't emphasize enough how much
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helped me finish and correct issues in my house after a really awful contractor. They renewed my faith in their profession. And they are such lovely people, they made me feel like part of the family.
- Susan H.
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Recently, we totally renovated our bathrooms. After screening six different contractors we selected
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Company as our contractor. The owner,
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, and his team are a true delight to work with.
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reviewed the job, made very useful and practical suggestions while scoping the design details and gave us a
detailed estimate just a day later. Hiscompany is insured and has same address for over last 10 years.
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took us to see his work at some other project site and also provided references. At the conclusion of his work at our house, we are truly happy with his workmanship and finished product. His people are neat, knowledgeable and courteous. Every day they covered stairs with drop cloth and broom cleaned at the end of each work-day. It was interesting that all debris was immediately removed which meant that the dumpster bin wasnot needed to be placed on our drive way. All work was done as planned and promised by
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and there were no changeorders costing us extra money.
AD is an outstanding professional, very reliable and affordable contractor whom one can trust to hand over any home improvement job with confidence. Their industry-wide contacts is an added bonus to tackle the ancillary jobs (such as shower glass doors and marble counter-top, in our case) related to the main project. Overall, we are not only happy but also thankful
to AD for giving us a remarkable finished product, on time, at the quoted price and with a marvelous professional craftsmanship and diligence throughout the project.


- Sushma S.
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Renovation of master bath in a 1910 restored/renovated home. Removed claw foot tub - resurfaced it for later installation in guest bath - designed, prepped, and installed all interior plumbing, drain, etc, for a high-quality gorgeous shower with 4x16 inch subway tile and porcelain mosaic tile floor. Newley integrated existing architectural detail of the room. Installed marble shower sills and shelf - installed all plumbing and fixtures. Coordinated installation of 7x5 foot notched 5/8 glass wall. Removed light fixtures, relocated electric, installed new sconces, installed exhaust fan. Installed recessed retro medicine cabinets, patched and painted. Coordinated with suppliers, reviewed and assisted with my selections. Terrific communicator. Yes, he and crew are very busy, and there were a couple of very minor delays due to supply schedules, etc, all of which is customary. I never felt out of the loop. The crew worked diligently, cleaned their work site every day, were conscientious about tracking dirt, and extremely respectful of my needs. In a home this old, there are few truly square corners or plumb walls ... but their work does not show those quirks ... Newley's eye for detail is flawless. I could not be more pleased with the outcome; its stunning. I have already retained Newley to renovate my guest bathroom, and they are hard at work on that project. Pricing is competitive and fair. No surprises. I have lived in many towns and several countries. I was very fortunate to find and move into my forever home here in St. Cloud. I love my renovated period home and its character. Newley just helped it shine more and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for any job, whether one room or an entire remodel. He has a creative mind, engages the homeowner, makes constructive and wise suggestions, and figures out a solution for every challenge. The end result is a magazine-worthy bathroom and a happy homeowner!
- Lee Ann F.
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All aspects of the work were of high quality and completed on schedule. The contractor was on site on a daily basis; generally, he had subcontractors correct issues before I even recognized there were problems. The only deviations from the original quotation were due to the cost of my choices relative to the contracted allowances and the inevitable surprises found behind the walls during the remodel process (however, even those were clearly explained and reasonable options were provided). I plan to use
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again for all future remodeling services.
- Mary K L.
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... were referred to us and we could not be happier with their work.
On occasion they have done small jobs for us ... but, this summer they repainted our home.
We have had the house painted twice before and I can tell you that the job
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did far surpasses what had been done.
Their attention to detail was noticed by friends and neighbors alike. One said they were sorry they did not know about them when they had their house painted.
The window cleaners wanted to know who painted our home, as there was no overspray that needed to be cleaned off the glass ... that was because the windows had been covered and taped.
We will continue to use them as the need arises and have recommended them to several of our friends.
- Michael & Cassy L.
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Mr.
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is a responsible, trustworthy, remodeler specialists who truly listens to his customers. He may make suggestions to your remodeling plans for he truly can see the whole picture, but always has your budget in mind. He is a perfectionist for your benefit. I highly recommend
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- Maureen R.
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It was excellent, from the very beginning. For the estimate,
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showed up precisely on time, gave us helpful & informed feedback about several renovation options, and emailed a quote within 24 hours. We were able to schedule the work for a week later, and felt so comfortable with the provider that we asked him to complete the job while we were out of town. We received regular updates (with pics) via our cell phones. We arrived back to a completely transformed room. The work was of very high quality and performed exactly as we expected. Overall, we are very satisfied and will turn to
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first for any future work of this type.
- JULIE F.
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The owner is very professional. He explained in detail what would be done. The crew was prompt and worked quickly. They put down plastic from my front door all the way through the house to the bathroom so the floors would stay clean as they came in and out. The job they performed was quality and they cleaned up after themselves before they left.
- amy H.

Remodeling Contractors in Grand Junction, CO

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2H Mechanical LLC

566 S Westgate Dr
Grand Junction

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2010 Corporate Ridge

84 LUMBER CO

779 22 RD
Grand Junction

Acme Flooring

Grand Junction

ADAPTIVE HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PO Box 1892
Grand Junction

Aesop's Gables Inc

4810 Pan American NE

All Property Maintenance

1000 Wildwood Dr
Fruita

Alles Hardwood Flooring & Remodeling LLC

716 W Bijou St
Colorado Springs

American Exteriors LLC

7100 E Belleview Ave Ste 210
Greenwood Village

ASR Companies, Inc.

12540 West Cedar Drive
Denver

Blue Earth Construction

333 north ave
Grand Junction

Brent Pruett of Pruett Homes LLC

2511 N 12th St
Grand Junction

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

California Closets of Denver

8850 E Maximus Dr
Lone Tree

Chris Chambers Home Repairs & Improvements

2808 Day Break Ave
Grand Junction

Cisneros Contracting Inc

2635 Central Dr
Grand Junction

Clean Sweep Chimney Services

1320 No 18th
Grand Junction

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Colorado Backflow Prevention LLC

747 Wilson Ct
Grand Junction

COOPER QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

347 North Uncompahgre
Montrose

COVENANT BUILDINGS

PO BOX 1921
Grand Junction

Covenant Homes Inc.

Grand Junction

D L REUST CONTRACTING

2230 N 12TH ST
Grand Junction

Deep Valley Homes LLC

3208 Downey Cir W
Clifton

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Diversity Mechanical

PO Box 4502
Grand Junction

DKB Construction Services LLC

2154 Hwy 6 & 50
Grand Junction

docicoza,llc

1454 Clark Rd
Bailey

DURA-SYSTEMS INC

269 VILLAGE LN
Grand Junction

Escalante Builders, LLC

PO Box 2422
Grand Junction

EXCELLENT INSULATING SYSTEMS

223 VISTA REY CT
Grand Junction

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

FAITH CONSTRUCTION

504 28 1/2 RD
Grand Junction

Flooring & Beyond

69 W. Floyd Ave
Englewood

Frostbusters & Coolth Co.

190 Garfield Ave
Carbondale

G FRIEDMAN HANDYMAN SVC

3020 SHERWIN AVE

Grand Valley Builders

2558 Ranch Road
Grand Junction

Guida Building Co.

11 Edwards Village Boulevard
Edwards

GUTTERMEISTER

PO Box 40322
Grand Junction

H & H ENVIRONMENTAL

2198 CANYON CT E
Grand Junction

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

2936 North Ave
Grand Junction

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

Hardwood Floors By Zane

2909 E 7/8 Road
Grand Junction

Heritage Masonry LLC

PO Box 1335
Clifton

HIGHLAND HOME IMPROVEMENT CO

660 STARLIGHT DR
Grand Junction

HILGENFELD CONSTRUCTION

683 25 RD
Grand Junction

House of Marble Inc

3199 Hall Ave
Grand Junction

Jovan Paprocki Carpentry

563 N Sparn Ct
Grand Junction

JW Home Improvement

1390 Chain Bridge Rd

Kahar Plumbing & Heating Inc

6772 N Franklin Ave
Loveland

KEYSTONE CUSTOM BUILDERS

PO Box 1807
Grand Junction

Knights Construction

2312 Orchard Ave
Grand Junction

koch construction llc

317 carriage hills ct
Grand Junction

LANNIE & RUND GEN CONTR INC

640 Independent Ave.
Grand Junction

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

LDM Home Services

1441 Gemini Cir
Fruita

LEIGH SIDING & WINDOWS

576 NORTHGATE DR
Grand Junction

Levi's Custom Tile and Stone

3000 F 1/2 RD
Grand Junction

Lincoln Douglas, Inc.

1710 9th St
Greeley

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Magic Home Improvement

249 Vallecito Ct
Grand Junction

Mannix Painting Inc

227 Kings Row
Carbondale

MCCREREY CONSTRUCTION LLC

General Delivery
Grand Junction

Merit Electric LLC

209 Sherman Dr.
Grand Junction

Michael R Stoker, LLC

PO Box 491
Naturita

MOR-STORAGE SALES

3010 I-70 Business Loop
Grand Junction

Mr Patch Drywall LLC

1700 I70 Business Loop
Grand Junction

North Peak Construction

755 1/2 Flower St
Grand Junction

O'Dwyer's Electric Service

567 S Asbury Ct
Grand Junction

ONE HOUR HEATING & AIR

Grand Junction

OZZIE'S HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC

156 REDROCK RD
Grand Junction

Paragon Restoration & Building, Inc.

205 S. 15th Street
Grand Junction

PDM WOODWORKING

731 CORRAL CT
Grand Junction

People's Choice Roofing

1055 W. Abriendo Ave
Pueblo

Petersen Construction Management, LLC

27882 Meadow Dr Unit 107
Evergreen

Petros Inc

Po Box 40438
Grand Junction

POOL LEAK DETECTION SVC

2013 PAR CT
Grand Junction

Precision Building

187 CR 463
Grand Lake

Premier Solutions LLC

PO Box 453
Fruita

Quality Stucco West

387 Roberts Ct
Grand Junction

RAZOR KNIFE RESTORATION

318 TELLER AVE
Grand Junction

Real Property Maintenance, Inc.

2182 Dinosaur Court
Grand Junction

Red Mesa Interiors

2210 W. 3rd St #19
Craig

Redlands Painting & Contracting

2251 Kingston Rd
Grand Junction

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

RIS Insulation Supply

5160 Havana Street
Denver

Rolyn Companies, Inc.

5706 Frederick Ave

SDL Construction Inc

Grand Junction

Simpson Solutions

P.O. Box 814
Woodland Park

Skelton Construction, Inc.

125 N 8TH ST
Grand Junction

SolarCity

470 E 76th Ave
Denver

SOUTHWEST SHADE & AWNING

3119 CASTLE CT
Grand Junction

SUN DOG CONSTRUCTION

Mt. Tabor. SE Portland.

Sweet Home Renovations

120 E. Alcove Dr.
Grand Junction

T.R.builders

713 Lochwood Ct
Grand Junction

Tallgrass Landscape & Construction

405B Sand Cliff Ct
Grand Junction

Taylor's Quality Construction LLC

2887 Texas Ave
Grand Junction

The Insulation Guys

5555 West 11th Avenue Unit B2
Lakewood

The Tile Meister

611 North 1st St
Grand Junction

TIMBERWOLF CARPENTRY & DRYWALL

105 LANDS END RD
Whitewater

TJ Builders LLC

2601 CR 233
Rifle

Tom Peters Construction

2372 Claystone Ct.
Grand Junction

TR Builders

713 Lochwood Ct
Grand Junction

Upland Companies Inc

3202 Springfield Rd
Grand Junction

VALLEY DRYWALL

1558 ARABIAN AVE
Rifle

VCS

2080 Enzie Dr

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Western Slope Pest Control

PO Box 757
Grand Junction

WILCO ENTERPRISES LLP

PO Box 3741
Grand Junction

WILLIAMSON CARPENTRY

312 1/2 TALON DR
Grand Junction

WRIGHT'S REMODELING

2949 Bunting Ave Apt 3
Grand Junction
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