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"All excellent. Timely appointment. Punctual. Efficient. Offered excellent suggestion for avoiding surge damage in future.

-Mary L.

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"logged onto the
website provided and submitted my information for a call back. The callback came in within an hour and a customer service" representative was on the line with me finding out about my needs. Once I explained I was looking to switch from my current alarm company (Slomin's) and have a wireless alarm installed I was transferred to someone who could guide me through the process. During this hour long call I was prompted to purchase an alarm system via the phone without the representative coming to my home to assess my needs and see what equipment I would need and what could be used from the system I have in place. I explained numerous times I wasn't comfortable locking myself into a contract via phone and also wanted an alarm specialist to come to my home and help guide me through what they think I need. The woman was irritated and launched into a story about a former boyfriend breaking into her home and she was with a different company and they didn't respond...so now not only does she work for
she uses them at home as well. I listened to her story then again requested an in person home visit. Finally she said she could schedule me for one and needed some information. I provided all of the standard information and then she asked me for my social security number. I told her I wasn't comeortable giving her that information over the phone especially if I didnt know if I was going to go with
as my security company. At the moment they were one of a few options and I was looking for an assessment and estimate. The woman said they needed to check my credit before sending someone out to my house. I told her there was no reason for an inquiry to show on my credit report until I signed a contract with them. She proceeded to really get irate, yell and finally said it's clear you don't care about your security this call is over goodbye...and then she hung up. First, I cannot believe how rude and unprofessional this woman was. Second, why would I ever give my social security number to a complete stranger on the phone when I wasn't even at the point that there may be a contract signed? Very bad policy and I would NEVER even consider calling them back.

-Katerina P.

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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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!

Home Security System reviews in Port Charlotte

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Went very well .They got into some tight spaces to run wiring and did a fine job, we live in an older home with several additions and odd spaces that were a challenge. Arrived on time, worked till it was done and did not leave a mess. Nice people to deal with, the company owner actually works on jobs, so he makes sure it goes right. Fair and honest..
- Thomas G.
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Port Charlotte Home Security Companies Provider Name Locked
is really solid. We had them originally then went with another company, but they just didn't have things as buttoned up as
Port Charlotte Home Security Companies Provider Name Locked
, so we went back. My only knock on them is price. Look I understand you pay for better service, not a problem. But
Port Charlotte Home Security Companies Provider Name Locked
has this service where you can deal with your alarm stuff on your phone and they charge an arm and a leg for it. Really stupid marketing. If they made it resonable I would use it, but I already have enough overpriced monthly charges.
Excluding that, I really trust them. we've had a break in and they were here to help out and while we were on vacation the guy came into my back yard (we had vacation watch) and saw that my pool guy had left my water on and the pool was over flowing. They called me and we got it turned off.
Where I live there are lots of competing services, but
Port Charlotte Home Security Companies Provider Name Locked
is the only one I trust.

- Lloyd S.
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I had my key fob for my security system stolen from my car. I was very concerned because the thief now had access to my home when I was away and could turn off the security system. I immediately called
Port Charlotte Home Security Companies Provider Name Locked
and was told a tech could not come out to deprogram the stolen fob for 5 days! I couldn't believe that this would take so long. I complained about the length of time for service on this item and was finally given an appointment a couple of days later. I also felt that the charges for service were exhorbitant. I decided at that point to go with a local company with better customer service and more reasonable prices.
- David B.
B

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Overall the service is fine and reliable. I hate that when they call, their number doesn't show up as them in my caller ID so I can't call back if I miss them (and I don't know that it's them).

I had a part die once and it took them several days to get someone out to look at it order me a new one. The system beeped every few minutes for days as a result. Major fail. They replaced the part for free, but it was a couple of days of no sleep.

If I were to upgrade/get new tech, I'd probably go with another provider since tey won't offer me a long term customer deal.
- Sonia B.
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I told them what part needed to be fixed and after multiple tries i finally got someone schedule to come out and change the one part.. When she came out and saw the part they said i had to buy the monitoring services for a year for $30.00 a month. I told her no then she stated that she would not fix the part unless i did that. Then she left when i said i did not want the monitoring service. She was also very rude..
- Marilyn I.
A

Rating
Port Charlotte Home Security Companies Provider Name Locked
, the salesperson, gave an assessment of our security system and followed up with a quote. We purchased the recommended system and Vintage did an excellent job with the installation .
- Craig J.
A

Rating
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arrived on time, did an outstanding job of installing the equipment and making sure I understood how my system worked. He was outstanding!
- Christopher J.
B

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The installation went fine. The workers were competent, worked quickly and explained everything.
But, the company's attitude toward us as long term customers was certainly not positive. We had had
Port Charlotte Home Security Companies Provider Name Locked
for over 15 years and needed to have more update equipment installed. Because we were not new customers and even though we had never needed to use their services,
Port Charlotte Home Security Companies Provider Name Locked
charged approximately $800.00! However, new customers get free equipment and also free installation (I think). Charging us a couple of hundred dollars would have been okay, but charging us full price was insulting. Because we were about to leave home for a while, we had them do the job. However, there was no smile on our faces.
Incidentally, we did not get the
Port Charlotte Home Security Companies Provider Name Locked
service and equipment through Angie's List; we dealt directly with an
Port Charlotte Home Security Companies Provider Name Locked
approved business. Because I was asked by Angie's List to review
Port Charlotte Home Security Companies Provider Name Locked
, I decided to do so.
- Carole S H.

Home Security Companies in Port Charlotte, FL

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A AMERICAN FIRE CO

17303 ABBOTT AVE
Port Charlotte

A1A Home Automation and Security

790 Mullet Road Suite A35
Cape Canaveral

ACCESS SAFE & LOCK CO

5532 US Highway 98 N
Lakeland

Adt

1325 SE 47th St, Suite J
Cape Coral

ADT Cape Coral

1025 Cape Coral Pkwy E
Cape Coral

ADT Cape Coral

837 SE 47th Terrace
Cape Coral

ADT Cape Coral

1031 Cape Coral Pkwy E
Cape Coral

ADT Cape Coral

8099 College Parkway Sw
Fort Myers

ADT Cape Coral

1220 SE 46th Ln
Cape Coral

ADT Fort Myers

2024 W 1st St
Fort Myers

ADT Security Services Inc

24426 Sandhill Blvd
Punta Gorda

ADVANCED SECURITY TECHNOLOGY

PO BOX 100869
Cape Coral

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

ALARM ONE-HOMELAND SECURITY

5337 AGUALINDA BLVD
Cape Coral

All American Alarm Inc

2030 Crawford St
Fort Myers

ALL AROUND ELECTRIC, INC.

1021 27Th St Sw
Naples

Always Affordable Electric Inc

2218 NE 4th St
Cape Coral

AMERICAN SECURITY SYSTEMS LOCKSMITH CO

505 LINCOLN RD
Miami Beach

Andrew Hunter Homes

1721 San Marco Road
Marco Island

Asset Trax

Naples

Atlas Design & Engineering, Inc.

12800 University Dr # 402
Fort Myers

Audio Advice, Inc.

11409 Carolina Place Pkwy

Blue Line Security Systems

603 Xelda Ave. South
Lehigh Acres

Bolt Electric

Tampa And Southwest Florida

Brickhouse Security

980 Avenue of the Americas

BULLDOG SECURITY CAMERAS

9142 MELODY CIR
Port Charlotte

CounterStrike Security & Sound Inc

503 SW 2nd Street
Cape Coral

Dan House Electric

4110 Enterprise Ave
Naples

Delta Security & Monitoring Services

8951 Bonita Beach Rd. suite # 525 - 114

Deluxe Home Maintenance

5890 Sawmill Road

Devcon Security

3880 N. 28 Terrace
Hollywood

Diamond Security & Sound

13850 Treeline Avenue S
Fort Myers

Electrical MD

105 Leland Street SE
Port Charlotte

EMG Alarm

1301 Sarasota Center Blvd
Sarasota

Ensurity Protective Services, Inc.

1121 West Price Blvd.
North Port

Executive Electronics of Southwest Florida, Inc

28741 S Diesel Drive #3
Bonita Springs

Expert Security Services, Inc.

16880 Gator Rd
Fort Myers

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd

Fusion Electric & Engineering, LLC

8951 Bonita Beach Rd #525-114
Bonita Springs

Guardian Alarm of Florida

1189 Hypoluxo Rd
Lantana

GuardMe Security

45 Hwy 34 N

Holiday AC Services Inc

17051 Jean St
Fort Myers

IDJ ELECTRICO, LLC

4413 SW 10th Avenue
Cape Coral

JAY ELECTRICAL CO

760 Everglades Blvd S
Naples

JERMAR ELECTRIC SVC

1308 NW 24th Ter
Cape Coral

JP Handy LLC

17580 Stepping Stone Dr.
Fort Myers

Leitner Electric Company

6331 Westwood Acres RD
Fort Myers

LifeWatch USA

266 Merrick Rd

Link Interactive

3293 Harrison Blvd

Livewatch Security

522 W Bertrand Ave

Luminous Electric

8023 34th Avenue E
Bradenton

Marine Electronics Installation Inc

738 Kellstadt St NW
Port Charlotte

Medical Care Alert

43334 Seven Mile Road

MICHAEL J LOONEY INC

150 N INDIANA AVE
Englewood

Mister Sparky

6301 Porter Rd
Sarasota

Mr. Handyman

17162 Alico Center Road
Fort Myers

NetAssurity, Inc.

6900 Daniels Pkwy
Fort Myers

NextAlarm

3330 Cumberland Blvd

Ozy Window Cleaning

Lehigh Acres

Palm Coast Customs

1603 NW 27th St

Pinnacle Fire and Life Safety, Inc.

11220 Metro Pkwy
Fort Myers

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr

Quality Tv Sales And Service

14212 S Tamiami Trl
North Port

RON & SONS INC

8941 COLLEGE PKWY
Fort Myers

Safe and Sound Security and Fire Systems, Inc

19325 Water Oak Dr
Port Charlotte

Safeway Protection - ADT Authorized Dealer

9620 Griffin Road
Cooper City

SECURITY 1 PLUS

1357 MCCALL RD
Port Charlotte

Security Alarm Corp

17776 Toledo Blade Blvd
Port Charlotte

SECURITY SPECIALISTS INC

5929 Youngquist Rd
Fort Myers

SEL SECURITY

23420 HARPER AVE
Port Charlotte

Simmons Security and Sound

PO Box 9197
Naples

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St

Smith's Electric Inc

3984 N Access Rd
Englewood

SOS Family Secure, Inc.

121 East Northport Road

Southwest Florida Custom Electronics

2159 Andrea Ln
Fort Myers

SOUTHWEST SECURITY SYSTEMS

8720 Alico Rd Ste 6
Fort Myers

SPY BY DESIGN INC

2200 KINGS HWY 3L-7
Port Charlotte

STATEWIDE SECURITY

5567 TAYLOR RD
Naples

SUNSHINE STATE SECURITY INC.

8815 CONROY WINDERMERE RD
Orlando

Swansons Electric, Inc.

2316 Pine Ridge Rd. #307
Naples

The Alarm Queen

1525 SE 5th Pl
Cape Coral

The Mobile Genius

4910 Cougar Court North
Naples

Theiss Engineering

2244 Mauritania Rd
Punta Gorda

Twin Screws Marine Service

2304 Bruner Lane # 2
Ft Myers

ULTIMATE SECURITY ALARMS INC

18350 PAULSON DR
Port Charlotte

Vigilant Security

6017 Pine Ridge Rd
Naples

Voltz Automation Inc

2607 15th Street West
Lehigh Acres

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