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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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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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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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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!

Paving reviews in Des Moines

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My ENTIRE backyard had to remodeled because it seemed as if the previous owner of my home hired an unskilled contractor to build it. It was awful. Regal was referred to me by my real estate agent who said they were highly recommended by his previous clients. I met with about six contractors because I wanted to make sure I made the right decision. The other contractors made me feel rushed and pressured to sign a contract and some of the contractor's never even bothered to show up. So I decided to go with Regal.
First:
Demolished:
-patio cover -old concrete countertop
-removed and hauled built in grill
-brick floor and hauled away
Second:
-Ran a gas line to brand new grill and ran electrical line for my mini fridge
-started installing beans and post for gable styled roofing
Third:
-Layered new brick paver for my patio floor
-Installed new vinyl patio cover
-Created L shape outdoor bbq grill with stack stones along side of it
Last:
-Finished gable roof
-Created a flawless concrete countertop
-Two stain & acid proof sealed stainless steel sinks near prep area
-Installed grill
All of the construction workers were very nice and cleaned after the job was done. As for the price it was a little over my budget but I knew in order to get the kitchen I really wanted with no regrets I was going to have to go over a little on my budget. Regal did a fantastic job though will hire them in the future.
- John G.
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It went well. There were a few issues but
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was amazing and helped get it taken care of and corrected. I'm extremely happy with the end result.
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went above and beyond to make sure I loved the end product. She followed up regularly n if I had an issue took care of it immediately.
- Angela V.
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Great!
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helped us pick up finishes for each bathroom and communicated every step of the way with emailed confirmation and pictures of the actual stone and virtual layout. The project estimator came to the house and took measurements and then 10 days later they were back at the house installing the counter top's. The install was well coordinated and communicated from the office. The installation crew, removed the existing top's without damaging custom frames and then installed new counter tops.The process was extremly efficient and they were very polite, clean, and well organized. We were extermely pleased with the outcome and I highly recommend this company!
- Alan M.
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My gravel driveway runs for approximately 100 yards until you reach my home. I called Mr.
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one morning, and we agreed to meet later that afternoon for him to give me an estimate. My driveway had worn down to essentially mud and a long "crown' Of grass in the middle. The estimate was for $1,250 which included (1) bobcat work to remove the "crown" of grass; (2)purchase, haul and dump gravel; and (3) spread the gravel evenly on the driveway. Mr.
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started the following week on a Tuesday afternoon and finished on Wednesday. The actual gravel cost was $100 less than the estimate, so the entire job ran $1,150. It turned out very well, and I recommend Mr.
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highly.
- Richard F.
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He is very creative and well educated on stone work. He is really good at designing and taking water into consideration. He is flexible with our schedule.
- Tracy T.
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It went totally smoothly. We called in our request late the afternoon before for a single full load (12 cubic yards spread), offering that there was "no hurry" and "whatever meshed with their schedule". They said they'd be out first thing in the morning. By about 8:00am they'd already arrived and spread the first load, that looked so nice I called to thank them & ordered two more truckloads "at their convenience" to be spread farther along same country road. Right after lunch they'd delivered and spread the second load - and late in the afternoon came back and spread the third. Totally skilled driver and good product, quarried and crushed at their own facility along US 101 south of Seaside,
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. The driver sets the slope of the dumptruck bed and takes off knowing just what he needs to do to make the rock "spread like butter" as he accurately phrased it. Nice smooth job. Enjoyable to work with them. They take "all cards" including Amex.
- Robert S.
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Great company. On-time as promised. Careful of shrubs and trees. Left everything neat. They came back and applied sealer in Oct.
- Gary B.
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The work went well. The crew was polite and I was very comfortable with them working around my home.
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, the owner was very communicative through the entire process, and helped with a lot of the finishing decisions. There were some delays in the project due to weather, some permit issues and the design changed during the project.
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was accomodating and workable through the whole process. The bottom line is that I am thrilled with the patio. After considering pavers and other options, this natural stone, the masonry and the lighting that were part of the product created a terrific result.
i would recommend
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because of their fairness, and the craftsmanship they put into the project. With any outdoor project, weather can cause delays, and we experienced a few. The permitting process, at least in
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Heights can also add time to the project, but the beauty and livability of the natural stone makes it well worth it.
- Mitchell K.

All Stone Paving Specialists in Des Moines, IA

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All In One Services

2814 E Clinton Ave
Des Moines

All Iowa Products LLC

700 SE Oralabor Rd.
Ankeny

BERTINI STONE & TILE

3355 SE Crossroads Drive
Grimes

Bridgewater Handyman Service LLC

2027 64th St
Windsor Heights

Can-Dew Construction

614 SW 59th St
Des Moines

Central Asphalt Paving, Inc.

540 NE 46th PL
Des Moines

cms handyman services

18047 130th
Perry

Country Landscapes Inc

56985 Lincoln Hwy
Ames

D & D Concrete

4965 Lovington Dr
Des Moines

D & D Stone Brokers

346 Creekside Drive

Eric Eugene Woods

417 Wilson St.
Van Meter

Excel Lawns & Landscape

P.O. Box 35401
Des Moines

Fireplace Stone & Patio

850 SE Alices Road
Waukee

FLOORING GALLERY

1640 SW White Birch Cir
Ankeny

Heartland Lawncare, L.L.C.

33430 Glenn Hazel Ln
Adel

HOFFMAN CONSTRUCTION

4629 WEBSTER ST
Ames

Holst Construction

4665 North East 7th street
Des Moines

Ichi Bike

311 E Walnut St
Des Moines

John Schossow

4427 86th St Apt 31
Urbandale

Lawn Maintenance Plus

142 S. 11th St
West Des Moines

M-R 2 Services Inc

9847 SE 56th Ave
Runnells

Outdoor Concepts

P.O. Box 41095
Des Moines

Premier Construction Services

5461 Sandstone Dr
West Des Moines

Pride Builders Construction

1600 E Watrous
Des Moines

Stapes Grading

Des Moines

Superior Exteriors

3076 104th St.
Urbandale

Supreme Lawn & Landscape Inc

4679 Waters Edge Dr.
Johnston

Swieter Home Lawn and Snow LLC

2900 Capitol Ave
Des Moines

Texas Best Fence

500 E Hwy 121 Business Building B

Worth Exteriors Inc

475 SE Alices Rd
Waukee

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