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"I previously had used IHC for interior painting and floor refurbishing. Communication issues (emails not returned for two weeks at a time) started right off the" bat, but I was told by the owner it was due to a very busy season which made me feel more confident this wasn’t the norm. Still the jobs completed with only minor quality issues and delays. Next project was a sliding door installation where an existing exterior window originated. The installation of the door not only took days, but weeks. The trim cracked within a day of installation. The installation of the door impacted my recently refurbished hardwood floors. The siding was very rough cut and in some areas over two inches overcut. The contractor left siding scraps in the front and backyard. things were disappointing even such as my broom has gone missing. During installation the individual installing the door showed up at my house around 8:00pm without any notice to “finish”. After they finished we contacted IHC due to all the quality issues we found. responded somewhat defensive, but sent out the siding contractor to fix the issues on the siding along with the individual that installed the door. Soon after the rework was completed it was a heavy rain weekend, water was flooding in from the header above the new sliding glass door. Water pooled on the new flooring, paint and cabinets. Thank God I was home and dry the space as often as possible to prevent long term damage. We contacted IHC immediately and they came to look at the door a couple days later. IHC believed it to be the roof which was installed in 2012. I contacted the roofing company, they came to the house and fixed the areas which they believed to have been letting the water in (which was all under warranty and no charge to me). A month later we received an email from IHC asking who would be reimbursing for their services to troubleshoot the leak; including cleaning my gutters (can you believe they would do this without authorization and then ask who would be paying for it?). Needless to say the sliding door installation ended up starting in the spring of 2015 and completing in fall 2015. No leaks in the past month… Before the leak had appeared I received the final bill for the door installation it was outrageous in my opinion. Originally when provided a quote from IHC they stated it included the purchase of the door (door cost estimated $800). Although when I received the invoice it still included the door purchase (that I purchased myself to avoid the markup) and was more than the original quote. I’ve since then had other contractors complete my remaining window installations and installed a bay window, etc. Every job has been fully completed within a couple hours. Not only completed within a couple hours, but professional and responsive with questions or concerns. I never would have imagined this sliding door installation would have created so many headaches. All I am looking for from IHC is for them to humble themselves enough to recognize the work they provided wasn’t quality. So far, when we contact IHC and challenged the erroneous amount they said it was due to their high emphasis on quality and safety…

-Dora C.

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"While I believe the contractor is knowledgeable and he probably would have done a good job, my main complaint is the price that was quoted was extremely high for" the labor and materials required. I realize this was a smaller job, but this really should have been less than $1,000 at most and he quoted me $2,400. I am guessing that is because he probably did not want the job being that it was so small, so he need to make it worth his while. Like I said, he was a nice guy so I have no complaints there and he typically responded to my e-mails. However, materials for this job were, at most, a few hundred dollars (and I know that for a fact), so he was building in over $2,000 in labor cost for a job that would only take a day or a day and a half and that is pretty excessive. I don't know many people that would pay that amount. At that price, I can almost start looking at having my trim sided instead of replaced.

-Jason L.

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You need a general contractor - prefereably one who specializes in additions, because you have excavation, waterproofing, concrete, concrete cutting, carpentry, door and window, etc trades to coordinate.

The cost will depend a great deal on your topography around the house - if the base of the window will be above ground level at least 6 inches, then could run about $500 for a legal egress window purchase and about $1000-2000 for installation, depending on how deep into the concrete you have to cut.

If the bottom of the window will be below ground level, then to call it a bedroom (which mandates legal sized second egress and usauully at least one window)  then you will have two choices - bring it out into a solid watertight concrete storm cellar with collar to keep water out, stairs, and and weather and bug-tight cellar door that is inward-opening, which means a lot of space for stairs and landings top and bottom, or bring it out into an oversized window well at least 36 inches in diameter, and with steps to ground level, with adequate drainage and waterproofing to keep it dry. Either way, sometimes about as easy to put in an outside door as a window, and might raise property value more. Cost from $2-5,000 depending on how deep into concrete wall you have to dig, whether concrete wsall needs reinforcing with steel frame because of the depth of cut, how easy the digging is, and what your water conditions are near the foundation. The last thing you want to do is create an easy water or vermin ingress with your egress.

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Dictated by Federal LAW , you will need a Licensed and EPA Certified HVAC Contractor

to make such repairs . In fact , by law , ONLY A licenesed HVAC contractor can buy or install

said eguipment , NOT A handyman nor general contractor !

 

YES , You should have an A.C. sleeve surrounding the through the wall unit . These sleeves will usually accompany NEW products , either as a package or an add on equipment purchase.

 

Contact a Licenesed PROFFESSIONAL at once !

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     It depends on what type of ramp you need. If it is built out of wood you could look for a carpenter or a deck company. If you are looking for a concrete ramp a mason would be what you are looking for. There are also metal ramps and I believe some medical supply companies may carry them or be able to steer you in the right direction. As for insurance coverage I am not sure. You may have coverage and would be best talking to your agent. Depending on why you need this ramp there may even be programs through your local government or even some of the local charities might help. It might be a project a local Scout Troop might help out on.

 

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General Contracting reviews in Honolulu

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The window itself is fine and I am satisfied with the installation. I wanted the sill to look like the original. I do not like the way the window sill was done; it does not look like a finished job, it looks like it was just sawed off and was not shaped at all. I do not want to have to put up drapes to cover up this job because they collect dust and ...More are just a pain. When I spoke with the project manager, I told him and showed him what I wanted it to look like. They were not paying attention to what I wanted and how I wanted it done. I have contacted them and spoke with them about the issue, and since it is going to cost them time and money, they are not willing to fix it. I showed the installer how I wanted it to look and it did not turn out right. After the job was finished, one of the employees followed up on the work and I informed him that I was not happy with it. He basically said that there was nothing much they could do and that it was too late since it was already installed. In my eyes, it is not a finished job and I am not happy at all.
- LUCY M.
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was great to work with. From the beginning he was fair and clear with the estimate and stayed within it. During the work, he brought to our attention some other problems that after review clearly needed attention. His prices are competitive and his work is exemplary with a detail that impressed us. We felt comfortable with him ...More in our house and he made a point to keep us updated on the work. We would highly recommend for an estimate and contracted work.
- Victor H.
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The firm did a very neat job, and completed the job in the time allotted. However, The stain has not kept well - after one winter, I'll have to do it again. I think they must not have sealed the stain as well as it should have been. However, I admit this is the first time I've stained a deck, so perhaps this is normal
- Michele S.
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Great work and always updated on progress. He called in specialist when needed - punctual, honest and thorough. Retired Marine - what more could you ask for!
- Elizabeth D.
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Excellent service. They arrived at 8AM. The job was completed in about four hours. It was done very well. They were efficient, neat, professional and friendly. When the job was finished, they picked up the drop cloths and vacuumed, leaving the living room as clean and neat as it was when they arrived.
I will be using 's ...More services again after the holidays to have my whole apartment painted. In the Spring, I plan to call him to paint all of the exterior windows on my house.
This was my first experience with Angie's list, and I am very pleased. I highly recommend and his services.
- Tony B.
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This was the second time and his crew returned to my home. The first time they built a beautiful front porch for me. This time they completed a number of small jobs (except for the shutters) that required a carpenter. As a single, professional woman, who is always on the go, I can't say enough about how much they helped ...More me and what a beautiful and professional job they did. Sometimes one leaves a bunch of little things that they can't do and wonders, who is going to come to my house to do these small projects. Well, I can say with enthusiasm that they happily did and I highly recommend and his crew.
- Patricia S.
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.Unfortunately, I reached out to this provider on three occasions within the last three weeks with very specific information and left my contact information and this provider never had the professional courtesy to at least respond to let me know if either he could or could not take on my project as he was asked to respond accordingly as I was making ...More plans in advance to prepare for the Thanksgiving Holiday. A huge disappointment!
- Renee A.
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and his crew did a wonderful job on my vacation home. He came to my house several times to talk about the project and offer solutions to best fit our budget. We had new roof put on the house, along with new decking and railings, new concrete walkway and numerous other items. Once the scope of the project was agreed on, ...More had all supplies on site in a very neat and orderly way. His crew was both pleasant and knowledgeable about what needed to be done. When changes came up on our part, was more than accommodating. When noticed any additional work that needed to be done, he immediately called to discuss and provided a written quote with options. When the project was finished all supplies were removed and the property was left in pristine condition. I cannot rave enough about how happy we were to use as our contractor. We will be using them again in the Spring when our budget allows.
- Lucille E.

General Contractors in Honolulu, HI

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1treehouse

2519 10th Street

A1 Contracting LLC

410 N. Beretania St. apt 207
Honolulu

ABC Handyman Hawaii

430 Lewers St.
Honolulu

Action Roofing Hawaii LLC

590 Farrington Hwy. Ste. #524-420
Kapolei

Affordable Painting and Maintenance

236 Liliuokalani ave
Honolulu

All Build Construction

PO Box 75368
Honolulu

All Trade Services

1011 Prospect St
Honolulu

Aloha Island Services LLC

444 Keoniana St
Honolulu

Amian Electric LLC

1953 Ahuahu Place
Honolulu

Anything Guy Production Services

1108 Fort St Mall
Honolulu

Artistic Construction, LLC

94-275 Pupuole Street#5
Waipahu

Atlas Construction, Inc.

1302 N School St
Honolulu

B and G Design Build

619 Mapunapuna
Honolulu

Bartels Builders Inc

944 Lunaawa Pl
Kailua

Bathroom Remodels by Eric's Home Repairs

1571 Alencastre St
Honolulu

Benchmark Construction Company

777 Paani Street
Honolulu

Bryant Builders LLC

367 B Auwinala Rd
Kailua

Build Pacific General Contractor LLC

1001 Bishop Street
Honolulu

CertaPro Painters of Hawaii

99-048 Koaha Way
Aiea

CK Roofing Co.

1076 Sand Island Parkway
Honolulu

Colburn Construction

Po box 641
Kahuku

CRU KUSTOM WORKZ

5 Sand Island Access Road
Honolulu

CSL Construction LLC

207 North Cane St
Wahiawa

David's Custom Roofing & Painting, Inc.

96-1217 Waihona St
Pearl City

Diamond Head Plumbing Inc

1039 11th Ave
Honolulu

Ecm Builders & Consulting LLC

111 Hekili St A195
Kailua

ECO Construction services

2855 Booth Rd
Honolulu

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Empire Construction Inc.

94-655 Maaniani Pl

Executive Construction

2634 Ipulei Pl
Honolulu

GILL DEVELOPMENT

PO Box 1341
Aiea

Handyman at Your Service

P.O. Box 25474
Honolulu

HandyWorks

94-1054 Heahea St
Waipahu

Hardin Home Repair & Maintenance

44-183 Nanamoana St
Kaneohe

Hawaii Custom Building

PO Box 4304
Honolulu

Hawaii Masons

87 Hakimo Rd.
Waianae

Honey Do Handyman

520 Kaimake Lp
Kailua

HPS Construction Services

P.O.Box 25701
Honolulu

Inline Construction LLC

95-1057 Kuauli Street Suite 26
Mililani

J D Hawaii Contractors

2144 mohala way
Honolulu

J. Tamashiro, Inc.

1628 Democrat St.
Honolulu

Jane Seymour Construction

86-459 Halona Rd.
Waianae

JG Builders LLC

1334 KALANIIKI STREET
Honolulu

John's Carpentery

71 kaikaina st.
Kailua

Kapcity Construction Inc

PO Box 700885
Kapolei

KFP Enterprise, LLC

98-025 Hekaha St. suite3

Kings HandyMan Services LLC

2015 Ala Wai Blvd Apt 6C
Honolulu

KNA Construction & Painting

PO Box 75378
Kapolei

Kwik-Fix Home Improvement & Repair

823 Koko Isle Circle
Honolulu

LSK Contractors, LLC.

45-339 Kahowaa Place
Kaneohe

Mainland Pacific Builders

20 N Kuakini St
Honolulu

Mark Burton

49-769 kam hwy c
Kaaawa

Masterpiece Construction LLC

281 N Vineyard BLVD Unit 104
Honolulu

Matt's HandyService

2255 Liliha St

Mel Furtado

46157 Humu St.
Kaneohe

Mid-Pacific Painting

2623 Halelena Pl
Honolulu

Mikey's home repair

45-457 nukoki pl
Kaneohe

MOKULUA High Performance Builder

905 Kalanianaole Hwy
Kailua

Mooney Roofing and Construction

87-114 Mamoalii Place
Waianae

Mr Fixit Handyman Services

3111 Pualei Cir
Honolulu

multitrade handyman service

59-608 kamehameha hwy.
Haleiwa

National Builders

3078 Kahaloa Dr
Honolulu

Noho'ana Builders LLC

P.O. Box 894597
Mililani

Oahu Building Maintenance

1481 South King Street
Honolulu

Oceanview Roofing LLC

44-375 Kaneohe Bay Dr
Kaneohe

one stop shop [handy man]

633 nalanui st.#309
Honolulu

one stop shop [handy man]

633 nalanui st.#309
Honolulu

Pacific Pro Site LLC

Po Box 25413
Honolulu

Perez Brothers LLC

3009 Ala Makahala Place, Suite 1704
Honolulu

Personal Touch Landscape

1253 Ala Aolani St
Honolulu

Restorations For Generations LLC

527 Kawahae St
Honolulu

Reynolds Construction

534 Ilimano St
Kailua

RG Builders Hawaii

Heina Lane
Honolulu

RJB Services

94-470 Lehuakona St.
Mililani

rolands renovations

2477 Kekuanoni

S&J Builders Inc

94-240 Anapau Pl.
Waipahu

SER Contracting

PO Box 5041
Kaneohe

the day rate painter

po box 11771
Honolulu

Tommy McKinley

47-186 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe

Tory's Roofing & Waterproofing Inc

96-1382 Waihona St
Pearl City

VALUE REMODELING LLC

94-1036 WAIPIO UKA ST
Waipahu

Versatile Construction

91 Namahoe St
Kapolei

W.J. Hale Construction, Inc

P.O. Box 2084
Waianae

W.L. Construction Inc

1638 Oo Lane
Honolulu

Waikiki Handyman Service

430 LewersStreet
Honolulu

Werk Arts

Kaneohe

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