Solon Home Building Articles

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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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1800REMODEL

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Actual Business and Home Repair

Coralville, IA
Serving the corridor for 15 plus years

Actually Clean Carpets

1250 1st St NW
Cedar Rapids, IA
If it isn't actually clean, it isn't actually clean! we can do anything with carpet, but grow...

Allen Masonry

PO Box 102
Wellman, IA
We do tuck pointing. chimney repair. basement repair and water proofing. we specialize in...

ASG CONSTRUCTION

2140 MEHAFFEY BRIDGE RD NE
Solon, IA

Bast Innovative Contracting

Cedar Rapids, IA
Registered and insured general contractor in the state of iowa. we offer free estimates. our...

BILL GADDIS CONSTRUCTION CO

3169 SANDY BEACH RD NE
Solon, IA

Bix Basement Systems

2140 330th Ave
Fort Madison, IA
Bix services is a full service basement, foundation and crawl space repair company with access...

C J'S CONSTRUCTION

2207 HILL DR NE
Solon, IA

Cedar Tree Constuction

2321 Tamerac Circle
Marion, IA
Free estimates or job bids depending on job size. charge is $35.00 and hour per man hour. we...

Cleary Building - Tipton

1201 ½ North Cedar
Tipton, IA

Corridor Construction Co LLC

215 Shelley Ln NW
Cedar Rapids, IA
License number - c103541.

Dan Lynch Construction, Inc.

3130 Carlisle Circle
Marion, IA
We pride ourselves on being a locally owned small company with three employees. dan, the...

David Construction

3410 willow dr ne
North Liberty, IA
No job to small

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

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

Drywall Concepts

2813 Fruitland Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
General contracting for anything involving residential homes. i basically work with 1 other...

Empire Construction

PO Box 126
Tiffin, IA

Environmental Testing and Research Laboratories, I

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

Hammer in Hand

Iowa City, IA
Hammer in hand provides design, remodel, new build and other construction and handyman...

Hinton Construction Inc

Marion, IA
Hci has been in business since 1993 and offers high quality new construction and remodeling...

ILTEN'S INC

919 14th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Additional emails: service@iltensinc.net & jack@iltensinc.net & john@iltensinc.net...

JASON LEE CONSTRUCTION

1553 360TH ST SW
Oxford, IA
I have no employees and cost is determined by the job. no up-front fees

JIM BURESH CONSTRUCTION CO

1630 42ND ST NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Jim buresh construction is a custom home builder and remodeler that focuses on exceeding...

JIM STEBRAL CONSTRUCTION INC

2497 QUINCY RD NE
Solon, IA

Kelley General Construction Services

915 Wiley blvd. N.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Kelley general is a general contracting firm that provides services to both commercial and...

Kent Building & Remodeling

101 2nd st
Swisher, IA
We are general contracting firm dealing with all areas of home building, remodeling and...

LES DEAL INC

7601 Mt. Vernon Rd SE
Cedar Rapids, IA

Loman Construction

1432 WILD PRAIRIE DR
Iowa City, IA
Residential and commercial contractor that specializes in all aspects of new construction and...

M C Carpentry LLC

860 Blairs Ferry Rd
Marion, IA
Residential sub-contracting services, $50 referral reward after completion of work

MD Company

Iowa City, IA
Have extensive background in construction and property management.

Metal Monsters Inc

Po Box 131
North Liberty, IA
Additional phones - (319) 331-4031, (319) 331-2149. additional e-mails -...

Mick Reiland Custom Homes

2745 LAKE VIEW DR NE
Solon, IA
Mick reiland has been building custom homes in iowa city and the surrounding area for more...

MILDER CONSTRUCTION CO LLC

PO BOX 3264
Iowa City, IA
General contractor

NVR Inc

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

Pa's Roofing & Construction Co

Po Box 1912
Cedar Rapids, IA
Pa’s roofing and construction has been providing quality craftsmanship, superior roofing...

Ptacek Construction

309 Carter St NW
Cedar Rapids, IA

QUINN MARK CONSTRUCTION

2289 SUGAR BOTTOM RD NE
Solon, IA

Remodeling Second Opinion

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

Reynold Uhlenkamp construction

1922 Highway 1 NE
Solon, IA
No job to big or small

ROBINSON CONSTRUCTION

210 Driftwood Cir
Palo, IA
Home builders

RS Merfeld Construction

6183 230th Ave
Martelle, IA
Owner operated. uses subs for labor. cost is determined by the job. no travel charges. no...

Scandinavian Log Homes

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

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...

Stumpf Construction Services Inc

2975 Hwy 22
Riverside, IA
Additional dba - basement doctor.

T&S drywall/construction

409 dakota trl
Iowa City, ia
We here at t&s drywall/construction work for the people

Teagle Construction

123 Stevens Dr
Iowa City, IA
Owner operated.

Todd Hahn Construction, Inc.

3003 Timberline Drive
Riverside, IA
General contractor

warren home improvements

2512 SE 8th Ct
Des Moines, IA
I am a smal business with low overhead costs so i can keep my prices low enough that anybody...

Wills Way Consolidated Building Services

41 North Scott Blvd.
Iowa City, IA
As the business owner and primary laborer i am directly engaged in every aspect of projects. i...

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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