Lighting Installation reviews in Fernandina Beach

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We had a pre-list with five item: check drainage off Florida room, hang large mirror in dining room, drill holes for kitchen cupboard handles, put on house numbers, and hang new lamps on outside of house and garage. We explained our needs when we called and
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was very knowledgable and professional. Gave us two times in case the job before ours would take longer than expected. Great phone contact, showed up on time. WOW, nice, professional and soooo efficient! We even added an extra, we installed a towel warmer in our bathrrom. Everything was completed in 3 hours, we even used the Angie's List coupon 2 hours for $150. Highest recommendations!
- Callie S.
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Initially the work went well.
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& his crew were here everyday to pour slabs, do framing & roofing. After that he assigned one of his crew to our job & we seldom saw him. There was one month when we saw him a total of 8 hours (we kept a detailed listing of the hours worked because of the problems we were having). Job was quoted for 3 months & it took 8 months with us finally terminating him & getting another contractor to complete the work. At one meeting when we were upset with the progress & work quality it became very heated with yelling on both sides. He walked off the job & didn't call me for 2 weeks & didn't come back to work for a month. We have very different understandings of how that meeting went. However he was under contract & in my opinion should have set aside that difference & continued on the job. Besides he had promised that we would be his #1 priority. This was the #1 reason we went with him & ended up being our major frustration.
Some other facts:
1. The contracted price did not include fixtures, tile, rugs, vanity, jet tub, vanity. Also
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refused to give us a detailed quote. Unfortunately - because of inexperience in doing remodeling - we didn't require it. This was a major mistake on our part. One issue was the windows. In his quote he had not shown the price he was quoting for 13 windows & 2 sets of french doors. Well we finally discovered that he had quoted the cheapest windows/doors. We live on an island & are in a hurricane area. The county requires hurricane windows or covers. He never told us this (which we believe was his responsibility as our contractor). We ended up purchasing the windows/doors ourselves at an additional cost of $5,000.
2. We had to bring in another contractor to correct several items & to complete the job, especially in the bathroom. This was an additional cost of $10,000. It included:
a) Framing was not in plumb & caused major problems with drywall. We had to have a tremendous amount of mud put
on the walls to try to correct the problem & the walls are still wavy
b) Floors were not poured evenly & caused all kinds of problems with tile & rugs. He promised to level it out & didn't. We had to
have 1/2 of the family room tile replaced & almost all of the tile in the bathroom. There is one area in the bedroom that we can
actually feel the dip when you walk over it even though it is covered with a high quality mat and rug.
c) Shower was so out of plumb that we could not put in a frameless shower door. There were other issues with the shower so
we decided to have the new contractor tear out the shower & redo it. We found:
1) Liner already had mold on it & it hadn't even been used yet.
2) The shut off water valves for the tub were behind the shower wall & so were useless
3) The shower seat was not framed with treated wood. The bottom frame for the door was nailed into the floor with 3 nails -
2 of which were not holding.
4) In tearing out the shower wall we found that the jet tub drains had not been filled in with cement. 1/2 of the tub was sitting on
2 pieces of hardy board. If we had not found this, the tub would have cracked & could have injured us when using it.
d) Locks on the doors were not properly aligned & had to be fixed.
e)
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said he would keep the job site clean. When the new contractor came in, it took him one day & a truck load to clean up the site. We still have not been able to get the window screens cleaned adequately because he left them in the windows when doing all the massive sanding of the mud on the walls & ceilings. He had to redo the ceilings 3 times & they still are not right.
In conclusion: My wife & I are in our mid 60's & this is our retirement home. We wanted to do this remodeling for the latter years of our lives. We definitely had different assumptions of the role of the contractor. We believed that since we didn't have much experience with remodeling that the contractor would give us advice/counsel on requirements, etc on the project. That didn't happen. He made many promises to us that he did not keep.
We unfortunately made the decision more with our heart than our head. He was young & building his business & he said he was a Christian & promised us that he would take care of us (#1 priority). We did check references based on Angie's list 's reviews. Still we were too trusting & should have talked more to friends who have had remodeling done.

We believe that
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was in over his head in this project & underbid it in order to get the job & then cut corners that resulted in very poor workmanship. Fortunately at our age we don't believe we will need to do another project. This project was hard on us physically & emotionally. I ended up in the hospital with chest pain 1/2 way through the project. My doctor said it was definitely due to stress.
It took me a long time to finally decide to write a review. Everytime I would start I would get so upset and I would decide it wasn't worth it. Finally, I decided that I owed it to others who might use ALLPRO - if it is even still in existence - to share my experience as they consider using this company for their project,

- Judy & Jim L.
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It went well. I think the job could possibly have been finished a little sooner if more of the the work days had been full days, but the project was large and mostly complete in about 4 weeks.
- Holly C.
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All Lighting Companies in Fernandina Beach, FL

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5 Star Outdoor Design

111-C Solano Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

A New Leaf Painting, LLC

4455 Sunbeam Rd. Suite # 3
Jacksonville, FL

Ace Solves It All

1692 Dolores Dr
Kissimmee, FL

ADVANCED WIRING SERVICES INC

3061 North Phillips Highway
Jacksonville, FL

ALL-PRO HOME IMPROVEMENTS

2041 catherine ln.
Middleburg, FL

amelia island home solutions llc

95180 Karen Walk
Fernandina Beach, FL

American Commercial Services

Secret Garden Lane
Fleming Island, FL

American Electrical Contracting Inc

5065 St Augustine Rd
Jacksonville, FL

ARMOIRES ETC

1667 S 8TH ST
Fernandina Beach, FL

Asa Stanford Inc

51 Hunting Creek Dr.
Waxhaw, NC

B Construction LLC.

4567 Carriage Crossing Dr
Jacksonville, FL

Barefoot Marine Construction

10945 Patton Rd
Jacksonville, FL

BARKOSKIE ELECTRIC

953 Shetter Ave.
Jacksonville Beach, FL

Benjamin Lake

805 Heather Ln
Hoffman Estates, IL

Billy & Cindy's Painting & Pressure Washing & More

8263 2 Old Kings Rd
Jacksonville, FL

Blue Edge Electrical Contractors

5950 Dunn Avenue
Jacksonville, FL

Burbank Maintenance

11255 Guinn Rd
Jacksonville, FL

Churchill & Lacroix, Antiquaire

75 King St
Saint Augustine, FL

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Road
Spring, TX

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