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"From the beginning,
was very collaborative, getting our (sometimes vague) impressions and requests, and giving us options. He was flexible" in allowing us to get our own appliances, and taking delivery even though he had not ordered them. He did the work mostly as explained. There were some delays caused by illness and so forth, but the work was completed in substantially the promised schedule, and, most importantly,
took care to minimize the time dueing whihc teh kitchen would not be usable; for example by carefully timing counter template and the other components, and by installing a temporary sink between the old counter was demolished and the time the new counter was installed. We had a glitch in which
showed that he is responsible and trustworthy: our faucet (a fancy German one with a filter) was either faulty or badly installed;
took it upon himself to talk to the manufacturer and to the dealer, replacing various parts over several weeks (involving several trips from his base that is not so close) and then finally prevailing upon the parties to replace my faucet with a completely different one, that he installed, at no additional cost to me.

-Juan L.

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"We contacted
because a few of our friends had a positive experience with him. During the planning phase, he listened to our needs and made" some great suggestions that we ended up going with. We had some challenges with figuring out how to design the roof lines to fit with our 2nd floor windows. Other contractors we looked at couldn't come up with a way. He was able to come up with a fantastic solution. His quote was very competitive/fair. He took us to some porches he had built in the past. Being open to showing us some past jobs went a long ways. The workmanship and quality were excellent. We particularly liked his work crew who had been with him for years (this is important because in the end, that is who does most of the work). They were polite and did quality work. We liked the fact that the work area was spotless at the end of each day.
stopped by at least daily to check on the progress, quality and our satisfaction. When we pick a contractor we also pick "the person".
is a quality person and we continue to see him around town and enjoy his company. We highly recommend

-Michael A.

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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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You should always get a set of print and pull a permit when remodeling you home. It is a good thing that you want to be involved in your project. I do have some reservation about the electrical work. There is a lot at risk with doing the work yourself. If the house burns down you will never get the insurance money, unless your a certified electrician. Now of days 90% of home fires are blamed on electrical problems because the insurance company is to lazy and cheap to investigate the true problem. Also find out if the city you live in will allow you to perform the work. Make sure you coordinate your subs to have the proper time and space to perform their job. You don't want people working on top of each other. If you order all you materials make sure everything is there before you start your project. Have your subs check for proper and full items to be installed. Make sure every sub has a working set of prints. Make sure you have all the demo done before your subs show up to work. Schedule your plumber first, do any final framing or electrical work while you wait for inspection. Electrical inspection next followed by framing, insulation, and wallboard. All subs must get a final inspection on the job before you (the GC) can call in your final inspection.

Home Remodeling reviews in Norwalk

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They did a great job. They are responsive and listen to customers concern. I will definitely use their service again.
- Carmencita S.
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All went well, Doggers made a relatively good job in communicating with me promptly, there was a time where I did feel left out of the loop but only due to a
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lack of communication. I did my research when deciding which contactor I wanted to go with, and I
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say these guys did not disappoint me. I already have another contracted project with them for a different property in the works, I will post an update when its finished.
- michael C.
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Basically rebuilt a very large patio wooden structure and repainted same.
Painted main house trim and back house.
Replaced outdoor lights with
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Repaired stucco wall and repainted same.
All workmen very pleasant and professional.
Small extra repairs or painting done without fuss or extra charge....More /> Work started and completed when promised.
Recommended most highly.

- Lewis G.
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not punctual, one day say he would be here in the morning, did not come until the afternoon, said he was with his son's real estate agent dickering about $50.00 on a foreclosed home. Uncomfortable with his saying it took 1 1/2 hours to go to
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to buy paint supplies, have four cans of paint mixed into one large tub and buy 4 more gallons of paint. Called two different SW stores and each person I spoke with said at most, would maybe take 1/2 hour. called and cancelled any further work.
- Mary L D.
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Based on the very positive reviews found on Angie's list, my wife called
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on March 9th to requests an estimate. We were told they could be out the next day to look at master bath and work up estimate. The next morning my wife called back to advise we would be out for just a bit in the morning but that if there was no answer at the home number we had left the day before, to please call her on her cellphone so that we could come straight back home. We never received a return call (at either the home or cell phone number) and no one ever showed ..
I thought we would give this company the benefit of the doubt but now a week has gone by with no further response from the company. We could perhaps understand if one contact number was inadvertently misplaced, but two ???
- Edgar M.
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I was in need of a few small projects for my new home and contacted
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. After multiple attempts at trying to get someone on the phone I left several messages. Almost two weeks later, someone finally called me back and scheduled a date and time to come to my house to give me a quote. Of course, no one ever showed up. It was raining pretty bad that day so I anticipated that
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might be late or not able to make it, so I called again (no one picked up of course) and I left a message asking if someone would still be making it and if not, if they would at least call me back so I could re-schedule. Its been a few weeks now, and no response still.
If you want someone's business, pick up your phone and return your calls.
- Palak P.
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They were very professional. The guys working here were very nice, which is a bonus when you have people in your home for a few weeks. The end result looks great and they completed the work on time. We are very happy with the results.
- Angie F.
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Timely and complete. Answered all questions and made appropriate arrangements as necessary. Thoroughly cleaned up afterwards and put down furniture and floor protection over all areas as appropriate.
- James H.

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IRP Design for Kitchens & Baths

520 North Main Street

Island Contracting

55 lumber rd.

Island Sewers

154 W. Buchanan Street

iT Contracting Inc

14-21 Astoria Blvd

Ivanac Home Remodeling

297 Centre Ave

Ivanac Home Remodeling

297 Centre Avenue

IZZO CONSTRUCTION

537 West 125TH Street

J & J ANGELES HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC

142 stuart av
Norwalk Ct

J III Contracting

121 S Smith Rd

J L 's Construction

36 1/2 Benedict St.
Norwalk

J M CARPENTRY

4 Pocono Rd
Norwalk

Jacks Home Improvement

13 Tracy Terrace
Seymour

James Green Construction, LLC

33 Saw Mill Road
New Fairfield

Jan Sopko Construction LLC

40 Wardwell street
Stamford

Jarrett's Home Improvement LLC

PO Box 113132
Stamford

Javis Contracting

440 East Sandford Blvd. Unit 3722

JC Contractor, LLC.

5 Laurel Drive Unit 6

JC Martin and Sons

87-20 98th Street

JCS Construction Group

44 Homestead Avenue
Stamford

Jewish Marketing Solutions

125-10 Queens Blvd.

JF Builders

362 Tahmore Drive
Bridgeport

JG Home Services

73 Theresa Crt.

JGB Renovations

62 Davidson St

Jilco Window Corp

135 Mahopac Ave

Jisonna Services

135 Canaan Rd
Stratford

JL Contracting

Willow Avenue

JL Molding Design

47 Peterson Rd.

JLS Construction

8 Mooney Road

JMC CONTRACTING

7618 13TH AVE

JMD,LLC

170 Meadows End Rd
Milford

JN remodeling

150 great plain rd

Joe Chetta Home Improvements

25 Cold Spring St
Norwalk

JOE LA VALLE BUILDING CO

327 MAIN AVE
Norwalk

Joe T. Carty

54 W Redding Rd
Danbury

John J. Williams Carpentry

38 Ceil Rd.
Trumbull

JOHN LANDSIEDEL CONSTRUCTION

14 CEDAR HEIGHTS RD
Stamford

Joshua Construction Corp

109-27 113th street

JOVALL CONTRACTOR

8754 139TH ST

JOY- HOME CONTRACTING

129 W. Sandford BLVD

JP Design and Construction Co. LLC.

16 Still Hill Rd
Sandy Hook

JP Gundeck Construction

103 Hayestown Rd
Danbury

Justino Contracting Inc.

650 Halstead Ave

JVI Builders

9 Holly Pl
Wilton

JWM Interiors

321 s. 2nd street

K V MASTER MARBLE

218 ROUTE 109

K&D Home Improvement

Magnolia St
Bridgeport

K. Uddin Construction Co.

50 westminster road

Kaluta's Carpentry Kreation

6 Prospect Pl
New Milford

kasa home improvement

1475 sterling pl

KAT RESTORATION INC

72-10 37th Ave

Katin Builders LLC

262 Norwood Ave

KBL BUILDING & DESIGN LLC

130 NEWTOWN TNPK
Weston

KBL Roofing

120 Daniel Dr
Bridgeport

KEANE IDEAS LLC

PO Box 606
Newtown

Kings County Demolition

802 Avenue U Apt 3D

Kingsbury Homes LLC

4 Pilgrim Lane
Trumbull

KITCHEN EXPRESSIONS

396 SPRINGFIELD AVENUE

Kitchens & Bathrooms Plus a.k.a.Kiba Plus

384 West Morgan Ave
Bridgeport

Kiwi II Contracting

127 Independence Drive

KMS Contracting

2202 Eaton Ct
Danbury

KND Home Improvement

65 Magnolis St
Bridgeport

Knuut Builders Corp.

147 Lakeview Dr

Konstantino Construction Company

66 Delaware Road
Easton

Koss Home Improvement Co.

10 Rolling Wood Dr.
Stamford

L S CONSTRUCTION LLC

91 PINE HILL RD
New Fairfield

L&J Construction

17 Beattie Ave

L&R Remodeling

2011 Holland Ave.

L. Technicians, Inc.

25 Old Kings Highway
Darien

LallyGone LLC

53 S Jefferson Rd

LAMCO CONSTRUCTION INC

50 STRAWBERRY HILL AVE
Norwalk

Landmark Design

46 Gerry Street
Greenwich

Lapointe Home Improvement

P.O Box 1141
Litchfield

Larlin's LLC

64 Vine St
Ansonia

Larry Brown

14 West 130th St

Larsen Home Improvement

115 Newbridge Rd

Laughing Cherub Design, LLC

208 St. John's Place

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Laurel Bern Interiors, Inc.

31 Pondfield Rd W Apt 36

LAV CONTRACTING

171 CHURCH ST

LBM CONTRACTING LLC

29 VAN BUREN AV I-9
Norwalk

Legend Builders Inc.

617 Grandview St.

Leo and Company LLC

11 Disesa Ct
Norwalk

Level Line Construction

22-55 31st street

LG HOME IMPROVEMENT

40 Toll House Lane
Fairfield

LH Constructing

66 Tryconnell St

LIESBETH GENERAL CONTRACTING

211W92ND ST SUITE 41

Lifta General Contracting

20-F Washington Drive

LIMA CONTRACTING

2559 HAMILTON TER

Lincoln Remodeling LLC

21 Sycamore Ave.

Lisi Contracting

540 Commerce St

Literati Group LLC

Suite 502, 55-59 Chrystie Street

Livoti Carpentry

11 Buttonball Trail
Norwalk

LManea LLC

P.O. Box 864
Darien

Lowe's of Medford

2796 Rte 112

Lowes

700 Dibblee Dr

LRC & ASSOC

3 Ashford Street

LTB Properties

13 South Street
Norwalk

Luxur Painting

40 Randall Dr.
Bridgeport

Lykos Construction

14 Tacoma St

M CRAFT, LLC

189 Adley Rd
Fairfield

M&R Furniture Creations

689 MCDONALD AVE

MACINTYRE ASSOCIATES

157 HEATHER DR
New Canaan

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Magan Wallcovering & Painting

61 Pine Hill Ave.
Stamford

MAGIC BRISTLES PAINTING

Wilridge Rd.
Ridgefield

Maree group

503 Elizabeth

Marini Masonry, LLC.

PO Box 1141
New Canaan

MARINKOVIC HOME IMPROVEMENT

3 COTTAGE ST
Norwalk

MARIO'S PAINTING

P.O. Box 3247 TCB

Marji Electric Corp.

217 Mountaindale Rd

Mark Yocum Carpentry

21 Ledgewood Dr
Norwalk

Marquess Homes

144 Drum Point Rd

MARR CARPENTRY

10 BUCKBOARD RDG
Bethel

Master Contracting

561 Willett Avenue

Max Construction

120 S Main St.

MAX PARANGI ARCHITECTS

399 Knollwood Road

Maxons Restorations, Inc.

280 Madison Avenue

Maxons Restorations, Inc.

415 Hamburg Turnpike

Maxons Restorations, Inc.

711 Westchester Avenue

Maxons Restorations, Inc.

6800 Jericho Turnpike

Mayas Services Home Improvement

15 Fox Run Rd
Norwalk

Mayne Construction LLC

9 Steck Drive
Newtown

McLevy Builders, Inc

73 Browns Lane
Fairfield

MILANO GRANITE & MARBLE

3521 VICTORY BLVD

MILFORD HOME RENOVATIONS,LLC.

105 RED BUSH LANE
Milford

Millennium Design 2000 LLC

5 Meadow Wood RD
Trumbull

MNJ Remodeling Corp

783 Sherman Ave.

MNM Design Studio, Inc.

1201 Hylan Blvd., 2nd Floor

MODERN CONSTRUCTION & RSTRTN

1100 CONEY ISLAND AVE

MODERN HOME INDUSTRIES

1924 COMMERCE ST

Modiani Kitchens and Interiors

46 South Dean Street

Moffitt Builders LLC

146 North Street
Easton

Mohawk Kitchens

48 Union St
Stamford

MOLINITA'S HOME REMODELING

44 S. Main St. Apt. 3J

MONACO GROUP USA

411 E 57TH ST

Mowatt Painting & Home Improvement

93 Sterling Pl
Bridgeport

MPH CONSTRUCTION INC

1306 ATLANTIC AVE

MPS Carpentry

116 Borglum Road
Wilton

Mr Handy of NCF

5214 W Piute Drive

Mr. Bid

2878 orchard lake road

Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County

2480 Blackrock Tpke
Fairfield

MSHI Home Improvement

1023 Valencia town ter

MSI Plumbing & Remodeling

1109 New Jersey 31

MSJ Construction NY INC

1205 east 222nd street

Mullen Construction

22 Eversley Ave
Norwalk

Murdock Solon Architects

508 West 26th Street

My Dreams Home Improvement

680 Westfield Ave
Bridgeport

N&M Construction

138-38 64th Ave

NAGAD CABINETS

845 McDonald Ave

Nanak Development

43 Ellen Circle

NASSAU SUFFOLK HOMES INC

3912 Berger avenue

Nemergut Construction LLC

4 Far Horizon Dr
Monroe

Nespo Developers

240 W 37th St

NEW AGE CONSTRUCTION CT LLC

3699 broadbridge ave
Stratford

NYC General Contractors

104-13 39th Avenue

nyc-handyman

535 Bedell Terrace

O&L Home Improvements

115-01 Grosvenor rd

OAK CONSTRUCTION CO

68 HARRISON ST

Ocampo Brothers LLC.

100 Old Kings Hwy N
Darien

octagon construction

10 jeanette st

OJs Woodwork

200 St Johns Pl

OPICO Construction Inc.

89 NOTRE DAME AVE

Option 1 Group

456 Washington Street

ORONOQUE HOME IMPROVEMENT, LLC

1130 JAMES FARM RD
Stratford

Osgood Construction

10 Winding Rd
Brookfield

OT Construction

8520 Elmhurst Avenue

Otis Fix It

925 Tilden Street

OZZY CONSTRUCTION CO

248 W. First Street

P & A Builders Inc.

101 McLean St

P & H KOUSIDIS PAINTING

16 ORCHARD HILL RD
Norwalk

P&E Construction

35 Wellington Rd

P&E Home Remodeling

414 Jersey St

P&G Design

45-02 Ditmars Blvd

P&R Construction

1475 Wythe Place

Paglia Construction

248 Derby Road

Painting by Michael

80 Rustic Way

Painting Works

268 Route 6N

PaintNY

103-20 116th Street

Paintworks Plus

10 Rte 39 N
Sherman

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