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"This business owner was contracted in Aug 2014 to reupholster my sofa with an additional two throw pillows. He promised completion within two weeks. For eight" weeks, he avoided me, lied to me, made excuses, did not respond, his shop frequently closed up. The very few times I did connect with him, he made promises of completion and delivery; dates came and went and he never called. I was completely ignored and irrelevant as a customer. Finally on Nov. 3, he delivered my sofa in the wrong fabric and without the two pillows. He refused to refund my money. He said he would refund what he spent on material or redo the sofa again. Being caught between a rock and a hard place (I had my sofa that I did not want now, he had my $1160), I said he could redo it and provided him with the place to get a fabric I wanted as he had no other fabrics that I liked. He never contacted the fabric place or put in any order for fabric. Realizing that he was never going to attempt to redo anything, I left messages that I wanted to be reimbursed for the wrong fabric he had put on the sofa in and the two pillows he did not complete. I have never heard from him. I am out my $1160 plus the cost of another upholsterer to redo my sofa. I have never had such an experience with a business and certainly don't know how he can totally disregard his responsibilities to his customers. He has removed his website and Facebook page from the Internet and I am now seeing like reviews from other of his customers. This business closed at the Chestnut St,
address last fall and moved at that time to 55 Rural Rd., Belchertown,
01007. Please, if you want your money and your furniture, stay away from this business!

-Marilyn C.

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"An excellent experience in all -- knowledgeable, intelligent, and efficient sales and service. Nine windows were involved, and they all look beautiful. The price" struck me as a bit high, but it's probably the price you would have to pay anywhere for top-quality shades and installation -- or less, given the Angie'sList discount. I would certainly use
again -- and I have 33 windows in my house!

-Margaret K.

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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!

Upholstering reviews in Hinsdale

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He did a very good job. The cushions had to fit exactly, and have a zipper so that I can remove them. It was a difficult job, and every cushion fit very well.
- Elizabeth L.
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Our 6 month old chair and 1/2 was tearing at the back seams on both sides.
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was incredibly polite from the beginning. I explained to him our issue over the phone and he asked me to send him a picture of the tearing via cell phone. He returned my call almost immediately and we set up the appointment at a time that was convenient. He arrived promptly and got right to work. We have a 3
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boy who
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was very sweet with. It took him less than an hour to hand-sew the chair and the results were perfect. He even triple-checked his work space for needles as he was worried for the safety of our son. I kept his card as we will definitely use him again for any future furniture repairs.
- Rachel M.
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An absolutely smooth process. Originally planned for the end of March, when another customer postponed a project,
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gave me to option to start the end of January. I visited their studio and selected from a dizzying array of high quality fabrics that actually filled a room. Each swatch indicated abrasion resistance so if I had concerns about durability (kids, dogs) I could make an informed decision.
At the time the chairs were picked up for upholstering I decided to also have a cushion made for a large teak hope chest to be completed later. The chairs were delivered in two weeks SUPERBLY finished with great new padding and perfect tufting. Even the scuffed feet were retouched.
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mentioned he posted photos on his Facebook page showing both the shredded "before" seats on the chairs (they were well loved and used by my nine-sibling family) and exquisitely finished "after" photos. Even the chair undersides are beautifully done.
When the chairs were delivered,
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picked up the
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so they could give it a perfectly fit cushion and ensure the cushion was securely attached to prevent slipping. One week later I had the
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and, again, the work was SUPERB, the thick, dense, comfortable cushion quite secure.
Pricing for all work was very fair, the couple is quite friendly and the work done superb. (Did I mention SUPERB?) The variable in the final price is personal fabric selection which is shown on the bill as a separate charge indicating supplier name, pattern, color way, yardage actually used and price per yard. Customers can also supply their own fabric. The studio focus is on one customer at a time so expectations for delivery are met.
I could not be more pleased
- Madeline B.
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Very kind, very nice person. But I am very disappointed overall. It took two months to get the project finished. It would have been very good business for her to tell me up front that it would take a long time. She did not keep me updated on the progress or lack thereof. I had to contact her to find out what was going on. When I got the chairs, they looked great. But, after about 6 weeks of fairly light use, we heard a tearing sound when someone (a light weight person) sat in one of the chairs. The webbing was tearing where it met the chair frame. It continued to tear until the chair was no longer useful. The webbing does not appear to be sturdy enough or of good quality and does not appear to have been attached in a way to avoid tearing at the chair frame.
- Thomas D W.
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Great Job!
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exactly matched our leather fabrics, and we can't tell anything was ever replaced. Great service, too. Got the car back in less than a day. We will definitely come back for all our future needs for the cars and for our home furniture, too. If you like great customer service, prompt responsiveness, and quality workmanship, you will love this vendor.
- Arlene R.
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The chairs are gorgeous. The host and hostess chairs are perfectly matched.
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put double welting on the chairs were there was only single welting. The seats of all the chairs are firm and comfortable so I don't sink into the seats. The work is well done but the cost was the best surprise, $330.. We had 2 other quotes. One quote was for $600, and we had to purchase the material from that company. If we didn't purchase the material from that company, the upholstery cost would be more. The other quote came from the workroom of a fabric store, $450., plus additional cost for the seat repairs. They also told me that I would need 5 yards of material for the host and hostess chair.
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and the salesperson at the material store told us we would only need 3 yards. We were told that the chairs would be done in 2 weeks and they were. Both my husband and I are totally happy with
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and his work. He did what he said and did it on time. I will use
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again and would recommend him to anyone.
- Barbara T.
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He arrived on teh button. Stained worn areas on navy recliner and an area that had peeled on the foot rest. The color match was perfect and the job looks great. He also does refurbishing of leather sofas and more and is currently seeing if he can re do cushions that another person messed up so that they are softer and more comfortable. Very nice and professional.
- Kate H.
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Working with
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is very knowledgable about fabric and furniture. I felt very confident using him for this job. When the fabric was delivered and turned out to have a design in the weave, he called me immediately to say we will need more yardage. He found more of the same right away and tackled the difficult job with aplomb.
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seemed to read my mind when it came to pillows--sizes, types, etc. He also offered to mend a chair my son had leaned on and broken. His pricing is very fair. Delivery of goods was prompt and professional.
I already told friends about
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. This shop is the best!
- Michael M.

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A Brite Cleaning & Restorations Inc.

18919 Hickory St
Mundelein

ACKERMAN'S REFINISHING

1525 BURGUNDY PKWY
Streamwood

Albo Restoration Services

2435 S Illinois 83 Rd
Mundelein

All Done Upholstery

1600 Portsmouth Avenue
Westchester

ANCOR PROFESSIONAL UPHOLSTERY

4514 S WESTERN AVE
Chicago

Ask Jo 4 Help

Downers Grove

ASSOCIATES CLAIM SERVICE INC

722 W LUNT AVE
Schaumburg

Aurora Line inc

3407 N.Ridge Ave
Arlington Heights

B and B Auto Center

2309 N RINGWOOD RD
Mchenry

BELLFINA CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

820 Sivert Dr
Wood Dale

Blinds By Nicolette

3550 W 95th St Evergreen Park
Evergreen Park

Blinds Gallery

1451 W Webster Ave
Chicago

Bobcat Wood Refinishing

7745 S. Halsted St.
Chicago

BROTHERS FURNITURE

3441 N Ridge Ave # 3
Arlington Heights

CALICO CORNERS

777 North York Road
Hinsdale

Chair People Furniture and Upholstering, Inc.

9502 W Manhattan Monee Rd
Frankfort

CHASE'S UPHOLSTERING INC

29W130 BUTTERFIELD RD
Warrenville

Chic Antique

3819 N. Lincoln
Chicago

Chicago Slipcover

PO Box 11
Hinsdale

Citrano Upholstery & Furniture

1612 W Northwest Hwy
Arlington Heights

Comfort Upholstery

2201 S. Halsted st
Chicago

Covers Unlimited Inc.

329 W 18th St Ste 406
Chicago

Custom Sprayz

944
Roselle

Custom Upholstery By Joe

2452 E Oakton St
Arlington Heights

DANLIN FURNITURE CONSERVATORS

5919 N RAVENSWOOD
Chicago

Delaine Design, Inc Draperies, Blinds & Shutters

2400 East Main Street
Saint Charles

DEPEW UPHOLSTERY

38703 N Sheridan Rd Lot 95
Beach Park

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Drew's Upholstery

456 N Chicago
Joliet

DRY-X CARPET CARE INC

9009 CHARING CROSS RD
Woodridge

DuPage Upholstery Inc.

53 S. Villa Ave.
Villa Park

EcoClean Carpet Cleaning

424 Fort Hill Dr
Naperville

Embroidme

6215 Northwest Hwy
Crystal Lake

Express Auto Title Loans Inc

251 E Dundee Rd
Wheeling

Fay Furniture Services Inc.

8 North 6th Avenue
Maywood

Frutos Upholstery

6920 W. Cermak Rd
Berwyn

Galaxy Custom Booths Inc

25400 Goodview Ave

Galaxy Upholstery Inc

3228 Harlem Ave
Riverside

GoGo Design Group, LLC

8820 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie

H KRUEGER & ASSOC INC

7600 Terrace Ave Ste 101

Hang Time Installations, Inc.

121 MCKINLEY AVE
Geneva

HENRY CISNEROS UPHOLSTERY

566 GREEN BAY RD
Winnetka

J.C. Restoration, Inc.

3200 Squibb Ave
Rolling Meadows

Jamie Schachtel Design Group

591 ROGER WILLIAMS AVE
Highland Park

JC Wood Finishing

918 S Westwood Ave
Addison

Jerger Window Fashions of Chicago

3461 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago

John's Upholstery

6319 N Central Ave
Chicago

Kathryn Zanoni Interior Design

3327 Winchester Ln
Glenview

KCRugCLeaners

426 N. 6th St.

KEN'S UPHOLSTERY

8005 183rd St
Tinley Park

Kirschner's Custom Upholstery

7224 W Touhy Ave
Chicago

Koshgarian Rug & Carpet Cleaners Inc

248 E Ogden Ave
Hinsdale

La Grange Upholstery

704 W Burlington
La Grange

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Leo's Furniture & Upholstery Inc

7106 W Higgins Av
Chicago

LMR DESIGNS LLC

2328 N JAMES CT
Arlington Heights

m2 Creative Management Solutions

333 W Hubbard ST
Chicago

Maggies Place

15130 SOUTH ROUTE 59
Plainfield

Master Key Cleaning

16525 W. 159th St.
Lockport

Michaels Upholstery

1111 Pleasant Run
Wheeling

MILIEU

4701 N Beacon St Apt 512
Chicago

MODERN UPHOLSTERY

5304 S PULASKI RD
Chicago

Molly Quinn Design

619 Monroe Ave.
River Forest

Montalbano Inc

134 W Lake St
Northlake

MTL Upholstery

515 Talcotte
Park Ridge

MUELLER INTERIORS

440 W Virginia St
Crystal Lake

NAPERVILLE INTERIORS

1017 E OGDEN AVE
Naperville

NICK'S UPHOLSTERY INC

1426 Old Skokie Rd.
Highland Park

Oddlie Ltd

1743 W 99th Street
Chicago

Onsite Upholstery Repair

1208 N. Hoffman Ave
Park Ridge

Performance Padding

210 Des Plaines Ave
Forest Park

PILSEN GALLERY ANTIQUES

3452 S WESTERN AVE
Chicago

POSITANO'S DRAPERY & BLINDS

113 W 61ST ST
Westmont

Quality Auto Reconditioning Inc

1723 Chestnut Ave
Glenview

Quality Leather Restoration

217 N Trl
Lake Zurich

Richard Stark Interior Design

127 S Shore Dr
Island Lake

Riverside Upholstery

110 W Main St
West Dundee

Roseland Draperies & Interiors

630 N. Washington Street
Naperville

ROYAL FLUSH UPHOLSTERY

2415 W. 24 PL.
Chicago

Royal Upholstery

2404 Lathrop Ave

Spiritcraft Design

2642 Cobblestone Drive
Crystal Lake

STANJOHN RESTORERS-FINE ANTQ

2338 W FULLERTON AVE
Chicago

THE LEATHER SOLUTION

6612 W IRVING PARK RD
Chicago

Time Treasures

6021 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago

time treausures antiques

6021 w irving park rd

Undercover Auto Interiors & Tops Inc

7646 W Irving Park Rd
Harwood Heights

Undercover Upholstery

641 N York St # B
Elmhurst

UPHOLSTERY WORLD

408 S Main St
Lombard

UpholsterySeat & Window Treatments

10415 W. Cermak Rd.
Westchester

Urban Craft Custom Upholstery

1907 N Mendell Ave.
Chicago

Valley Upholstery and Design

835 E. Wilson Street
Batavia

WALSH'S UPHOLSTERY & CARPET

44 CRYSTAL ST
Cary

WALTER E SMITHE CUSTOM FURNITURE

2009 N CLYBOURN
Chicago

WALTER E SMITHE FURNITURE

1725 S RANDALL RD
Geneva

WALTER E SMITHE FURNITURE INC

1775 W RAND RD
Arlington Heights

WEBER FURNITURE SERVICE LLC

5915 N RAVENSWOOD AVE
Chicago

Wehrli Woodworks

576 W. 5th Ave.
Naperville

Whiting Furniture Service

123 Detroit St
Calumet City

Willow Drapery & Upholstery

1858 Johns Dr
Glenview

Window & Wall Concepts

401 E Park Ave
Libertyville

Window Fashions Ultd.

120 South Northwest Highway
Palatine

WINDY CITY UPHOLSTERY

3054 W BELMONT AVE
Chicago

WOOD WIZZARD

9040 N Terminal Ave
Skokie

Yelena's Designs Inc.

1700 W. Lincoln Hwy.
St Charles

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