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Constant delays and consistently asking for advances on payment before completing the work. Provided no oversight to the workers that resulted in more delays, mistakes and barely acceptable workmanship. By his own admission, Bill
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, is a bad businessman and doesn't finish a project without trying to get more and more money out of his customers. The worst was when he brought in a subcontractor that didn't install our siding correctly. Bill took several pictures that showed the mistakes. He never paid the subcontractor and never fixed the problems. The other electrical and plumbing susubcontractors would ask if they were going to get paid. I made payments directly to the subcontractors so they would show up and complete the work. Bill
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confessed to me that he under bid the job and could not finish it unless I paid him in advance. After he was paid, he eventually stopped showing up. He abandoned the jobsite and never paid the subcontractors. I did not hear from
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after dozens of phone calls, emails & texts, I had to bring in other subcontractors to fix the mistakes and complete the project at an additional expense. The whole experience with
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and Bill
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was a disaster!!
- Mark S.
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Wonderful people working till the job was finished. Love the area now. Highly recommend.
- Linda H.
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I feel this company devalued my home. Sloppy, haphazard work was performed even after showing them and telling them exactly what I wanted. They came into our home and didn't protect the home's hardwood flooring from their boots and construction dirt and grim. We had to give them paper and tape to cover the hardwood flooring where they would walk through the house. I really felt that these workers didn't care about our property and we wondered how much work was being accomplished since only one worker appeared to know how to do the work.
The hardwood for the kitchen flooring was faulty, but the installer just kept nailing it in not stopping to tell us it was defective. We happened to notice how bad it looked. We stopped the installation. The owner said our other room with this same hardwood looked the same and tried to find faulty seams there. He pointed to seams that were just fine.
This company could have started to tile the master bathroom while we replaced the defective hardwood, but the owner pulled them off the job because it was raining. (Note: Our master bathroom is indoors and we have a 3-car garage in which to cut tile.) Since replacing the hardwood would require letting the hardwood acclimate to our home's humidity adding another 48 - 72 hours to the installation, we decided to use tile and that day we found a suitable tile. We couldn't purchase nor pick up the tile at the store since the owner told us that he wanted to check the tile to see if it was an adequate product. Later the owner stated that he had to pull his two workers off the job because WE caused all the delays and he needed them on another (much larger, bigger bucks) job.
While removing the kitchen island they gouged the kitchen wall, dented the wood frame around the pantry door, and put dents in the side of the cabinet on the island. While removing their tile cutter from their truck they dented the aluminum framing around the garage door. Tile cutter was placed on the driveway causing the driveway six weeks later to still have a white haze on it since they didn't rinse the dust and debris off effectively, even after being asked twice to do so. By placing their tools on our kitchen counters long scratches in the counter were made. Fortunately, we were in the process of replacing the countertops but had to live with the ugly scratches until our countertops were ready.
The tile in the kitchen was installed without tile spacers. Another contractor came into our house and without much looking noticed the different widths to the grout lines. The haze on this floor was not cleaned up when this part of the job was done. They walked over the grout residue for two more days while they tiled the bathroom. As a result, the tiles in their walk path had to be scrubbed repeatedly to get this residue off.
I took
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's two tile installers into our main bath and showed them how I wanted my master bathroom tiles to be installed, with the same 1/8 inch grout lines. None of the grout lines in the master bath is1/8 inch and they also vary in width, just like the kitchen's. Again, no spacers were used. The grout is not smooth. There are ripples in it and some lines need more grout. The tiles are not level. I moved my foot sideways and my shoe caught the
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of a raised tile causing my ankle to turn slightly. A section of wood trim was cut about 1 1/2 inches too short and left like that. Since I couldn't walk on the newly grouted tiles, I didn't notice this until later. The tile installer assured me that tiling is what he does best, and that he's been doing this for years. Well, I've been cooking for years, but that doesn't make me a candidate for the
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Beard award.
To remove the island, tile the kitchen and the master bath took ten days. The owner said he needed these two workers for the bigger job and could not install our bedroom bamboo. I wasn't going to let this company stay another day in my home anyway.
I don't even want to talk about the paper work. Since we changed from hardwood to tile the price changed and a change order was not drawn up. He said he uses Home DePot's prices, but that proved not to be the case for larger square footages. I got scribbles of prices from his tablet and some prices were just stated, not written down. I had to go over the numbers again to make certain we were paying the right prices. I really feel this company should have repaired my pantry frame and my garage, but honestly, I wouldn't trust them to sharpen a pencil for me. Run when you see this company unless you like fast talkers and slow workers.
- Karen P.
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The whole process went very smoothly and efficiently. The excavation had to be done manually (pick, shovel, and wheelbarrow) but the workers were remarkably capable and efficient. The worksite was carefully and thoroughly cleaned after the work was completed.
- Richard L.
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All the work done by subcontractors was very good. All the work done by
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Fine was horrid. He has changed the name of his business three times because of customer complaints, He's savvy and knows how to avoid law suits. There is a link below to see Mr.
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's workmanship. We refused to pay another dime until all the subpar and not up to code work was fixed. His response was he would have his subcontractors put a
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on our house for nonpayment. You see although we paid Mr.
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according to the contract he did not pay his subcontractors. In order not to put a
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on our house we had to sign a release agreement absolving him of all contractual warranties. It cost us an additional $40,000.00 to correct his abysmal workmanship. Stay clear.

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- neil S.
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We purchased a custom home last summer that was 70% complete. We chose the home because of it's beautiful construction and were delighted to be able to hire Mr.
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of New West Log Homes to complete the project because he had done the initial construction. We cannot say enough good things about the craftsmanship that went into our beautiful home! Mr.
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is not only a perfectionist at his trade but he is professional and personable. We were in another state while the project was completed. He was always quick to responded to any communication, provide updates and photos and was eager to please. We highly recommend Mr.
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for any construction and/or remodeling project.
- Linda T.
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owner of DPL Construction arrived on time, exactly when he said he would, to review the job. He explained in detail what he planned and how he would go about the work. He provided me an estimate the next day.
I contacted
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to accept his bid for the work and explained my time frame for getting the work completed.
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worked the job into his schedule and completed the work with exceptional quality. He was even able to repair the gate to the fencing that had also been damaged from the water erosion on that side of my house.
Thanks
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for doing a great and professional job.


- Gordon P.
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Estimate was never performed.
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showed up and went over plans. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He left with architectural plans and advised it would be a couple months before he would get back (August). He said he would be happy to discuss the plans with my son who
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them up. My son tried to contact
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in August, leaving voice mails that were not returned. I left voice messages and then emailed
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Apologetically,
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admitted to being busy and overlooking my project. He wrote he could not get to the estimate for another 2 months. I informed him that my timetable would allow for the delay. Upon my response, he declined, admitting the had two projects over one half million dollars that he had come to fruition.

Anyone considering getting an estimate, may consider asking this company how they prioritize and value customers. What I experienced demonstrates money is the motivator.
- Judith H.
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First I want to say that they were courteous and quick to return my initial call. They showed when promised, wrote up a contract, and started work within 2 weeks. We were told the job would take approximately3 days and it did. The crew was very respectful, cleaned after themselves, and overall the job looks great. I would re-hire them for any future job.
- Patricia M.
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Very friendly staff. And, considering that this work was done in 2003, and they installed a tank able to accommodate a 4-bedroom home, we did not pump it until earlier this month (8/2014), and found that it was only beginning to show signs of needing to be pumped.
- elizabeth G.
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A Mark of Integrity

2317 15th ave no
Fort Dodge, Ia
Kitchen and bathroom remodling, additions

Aaron Mitchell Construction Services Inc

107 W Benton St
Le Grand, IA
Aaron mitchell construction services is a full service professional construction and...

Abbott Construction Co

3122 Pierce St
Sioux City, IA
The builder/remodeler that friends recommend. we have been serving siouxland since 1951. we...

Allen Roofing & Construction Inc

241 Arc Ln
Monona, IA
Additional name, email & phone number - diane walz, (608) 782-7663, arcreception@hotmail.com.

Allstar Roofing LLC

4221 Tyler Street
Sioux City,

BAUSTIAN CONSTRUCTION

1766 328TH AVE
Brooklyn, IA

Bills Concrete & Handyman Services

Sioux City, IA
We have done all our own work we do not sub work out to anyone we want you to be happy with...

Born Again Interiors

522 Highview drv.
Clinton, IA
Family owned and operated residential and light commercial, contracting and sub contracting...

Brincks Construction Cabinet Company

413 E GROVE ST
Lawler, IA
Brincks construction cabinet company has provided quality cabinetry and home improvement...

Brown Wegher Construction

125 Gateway Dr
North Sioux City, SD
Additional e-mail: rwegher@brownwegher.com. also doing business as wegher construction and...

BRUCE BAUSTIAN CONSTRUCTION

506 W PERSHING DR
Brooklyn, IA

Cabinets By Stac

508 W Sheridan Ave
Shenandoah, IA
We are a family owned and operated business. we have flooring, lighting, 4 lines of cabinets,...

Carp's Specialities

Boone, IA
Carp's specialities is a handyman service and event/functions/entertainment/parties company. ...

City Builders

2009 Center St
Cedar Falls, IA
Additional contact name - dwight wielenga.

Cleary Building

2303 W. Burlington Avenue
Fairfield, IA

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
Directbuy of indianapolis is a great connection for those who prefer mid to high quality...

Downing Construction Inc

2500 W. 2nd Ave.
Indianola, IA
Downing construction of indianola, ia, has been a leading general contractor in central iowa...

Ducts In A Row

939 Main St
Pella, IA
Ducts in a row is a privately owned air duct cleaning business owned and operated by nick...

Environmental Testing and Research Laboratories, I

60 Elm Hill Ave
Leominster, MA
Etr laboratories in an analytic laboratory with a broad range of commercial, industrial and...

Freedom Foam Insulators

309 East Burlington Avenue
Fairfield, IA
Freedom foam insulators has been in business for 7 years. freedom foam insulators is a family...

Frisbie Construction, LLC

PO Box 242
Washington, IA

GREG GALLAGHER

1724 430TH AVE
Brooklyn, IA

Integrity Construction Inc

5024 S Bur Oak Pl
Sioux Falls, SD
We are a construction company that is based out of sioux falls, south dakota. we specialize in...

Kenco Construction LLC

16303 Bluegrass RD
Ottumwa, IA
Ken co construction is a women owned construction service with 30 years of experience. we...

Northwest Builders of Iowa Inc

2185 Fox Ave
Schaller, IA
No employees, no subs. cost determined by job.

NVR Inc

11700 Plaza American Dr
Reston, VA
Nvr, inc. operates in two business segments: homebuilding and mortgage banking. the...

Pfantz Construction

406 4th Ave NE
State Center, IA
New home construction, additions, windows, siding

PRECISION CONCRETE

115 Lincoln Street
Brooklyn, IA
Licensed and insured concrete contractor. we take alot of pride in our work, and put the...

Premier Brick & Stone

205 35th St
Bettendorf, IA
Our company is family owned & operated. we have been exceeding expectations in the midwest...

RC HOMES & REMODELING

1423 PRAIRIE DRIVE
Story City, IA
I am a hand on guy with all my jobs! i have a few sub if i need them and i have a couple men...

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr
Royal Oak, MI
We are a remodeling homeowner advocate. remodeling second opinion helps homeowners by stopping...

RENAISSANCE RESTORATION

2800 EASTERN AVE
Davenport, IA

Renaissance Roofing Inc

2306 Lemp Ave
Saint Louis, MO
We specialize in historic roofing systems including natural slate, clay tile, wood shake, and...

Rheinschmidt's Flooring America

1201 Roosevelt Ave
Burlington, IA
Additional dba - fa management enterprises, inc. cost is determined by the job.

RICH-WOODS INC

1208 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA
Rich~woods inc. started as a family owned custom cabinet shop and has developed into a full...

ROUDABUSH CONSTRUCTION

3065 160th St
Brooklyn, IA

S.W.E. Construction

1000 S 7Th
Fairfield, IA
We are a general contractor we provide a unique number of things for our clients. we put the...

S.W.E. Construction

Fairfield, IA
Carpentry general contracting

Sande Construction

1111 16th Ave N
Humboldt, IA
Sande construction is a 3rd generation family-owned general contractor specializing in...

Scandinavian Log Homes

1861 NE 146 Street
Miami, FL
Manufacturer and builders of log homes and steel structure homes. manufacturer and supply of...

Schaeffer Service and Contracting

620 Park Ave
Chariton, IA

Schaus-Vorhies Contracting, Inc.

609 W. Grimes
Fairfield, IA
General contractors - construction of commercial properties

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
Miami, FL
The end product will be your blue prints, floor plans, notes or drawings (non-technical nor...

SHOWALTER CONSTRUCTION

5005 N LAKESHORE DR
Brooklyn, IA

Sundall Construction Co

1696 260th Ave
Spirit Lake, IA
Locally owned by kevin and jill sundall, and serving the iowa great lakes region, spencer,...

Superior Painters

Sioux City, IA
9 man painting and finish drywall crew, fully insured, prompt & clean, huge discounts at...

Van Weelden Construction LLC

3831 e 112th st s
Kellogg, IA
Our business deals in general building from housing to post frame buildings. we are a small...

Windsor Log Home Restorations

PO Box 1963
Ellijay, GA
Log home repair, log home restoration, historical log home repair, rotten log home repair
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