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is a fantastic carpenter and we've really appreciated his eye for detail and great communication skills. Over the last few months, he" has done wood wall paneling, trim work, gardening woodwork (planters, arbors, etc.) for us, and for all sorts of people over in the
Park neighborhood. He moved here from
, where he was a supervisor for an eco-friendly home builder, so he knows houses well; now, he is working on smaller, more custom projects. To top it all off, he is polite, respectful and friendly, and will tell you if he feels something is out of his comfort zone, so he is also very honest. You can't go wrong hiring him, in my opinion.

-Elayne C.

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"It was a good-sized, complicated job with lots of details. One of our top priorities was working with a contractor who we liked and trusted. We chose to work with"
when he worked for a different company. We solicited about 7-8 bids for the job and
's was somewhere in the middle. One of the deciding factors, for sure, was
's personality and responsiveness. This is very important -- you want to work with to someone who is pleasant, trustworthy and someone who returns your calls without delay. My wife and I had just purchased the house and were learning as we went about the remodeling we wanted done.
was very patient and helped us save money where possible, without cutting corners on quality. He's very friendly and easy to work with, and was very responsive when we had questions or concerns. He's very knowledgeable about remodeling. The work was first rate. His subcontractors all did fine work, and they were pleasant. We were not living in the house at the time, but we regularly met with
to discuss the work. All the work ended up taking longer than we had hoped, but it was understandable -- we kept adding more small projects and, of course, they found some surprises that needed to be addressed once the walls were opened up. Overall, we were very happy with the work and were please to work with
, and have recommended him to numerous friends.

-Christine M.

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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 Chesterton

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He completed the work on our island perfectly. He replaced the spindles and post, but didn't finish the work as some paint needs to be removed and some poly needs to be sanded down on the handrail. The entryway was done and we are happy with the finished product. There are only minor critiques on the finish work, probably won't grade him an A, but a solid B. It took him quite some time to complete this work. After finishing the entryway he set to work on our custom bench, and we have not seen him since. He has been primarily unresponsive to text or email and at this point we will probably be taking him to court to reclaim funds. He never completed the custom bench or rebuilt the bookshelves (built-ins).
On balance, the sloppiness on the spindles/post and the decent job on the entryway work lead me to grade him at a C for the work completed.
I should note that his Facebook website over represents the work completed. In our case, he posted pictures of our island and exaggerated the work completed. Similar story with our staircase work. I think he has potential but clearly lacks sound business ethics.
- Edward T.
A

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I demolished my kitchen, living room and entry way to have all of these rooms rebuilt.
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came recommended so I had him look at my home before I purchased it to get an idea of cost and creative remodel options. Once I moved in, demo began in kitchen and dining area.
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put in new floors after helping me select flooring, then we punched out the kitchen ceiling and go rid of fluorescent lighting.
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drywalled new ceiling, installed lights, and made drywall repairs in preparation for new cabinets, appliances, sink, faucet and countertops. Once all of that was installed, we began work on living room by tearing out old bookcases, and replacing drywall. New trim, handrails, book case shelves, and fireplace mantle were all manufactured by
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using Colorado's beetle
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wood - looks amazing! We then moved on to tear out entry way, flooring and drywall.
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laid a new tile floor, drywalled, new trim and installed a new door. He also replaced several light fixtures with new ones in the house. Next up will be my bathrooms and lofted railings, and my outdoor deck.
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was always doing all this other stuff for me... tightening something, helping with a jammed window, etc. Never nickel and dimed me for it.
- Cynthia A.
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and his team of subcontractors were very professional and usually on time. I thought they did a good job. But I just had a problem with my wine cooler, which they had installed, less than 2 years ago. I tried calling owner(
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) and he would not return my phone call. I thought they did a good job until I needed to have Wine cooler serviced. We could not get wine cooler out from under counter. They just put in hole, the flooring under was 3/8 in lower than the tile in front of it. I left message for owner
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to call me, I had a problem, he never called me back. I guess it was take the money and run. The only way to get wine cooler out was to cut up a good fairly new( 2 years old) wine cooler. I am very disappointed. I had to purchase a new wine cooler and have a contractor do it right, this time. making the flooring even before installation. Because due to the levelers in back we could not get out from under cabinets with out ruining the wine cooler. So in the long run, they cost me over $1,000 to fix what they could have doen when they did the job for less than $25.
- Tina D.
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The quote they later provided me for dry rot wood repair was too high, which is fine. But the drywall around the roof access panel was damaged. The person who came to my place,
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, said that the company would repair it. He said if I went ahead with the work, they could take care of it in one job, or if not, it could be a separate job. I have reached out to
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and
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with the company more than five times. And every time they told me that they would get
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back to me. Only today, I got in touch with
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, and he said the company would not repair it, he would. He then told me it would be delayed a week and a half, so at this point it's hard for me to believe anything the company is saying.
- Qinling Q.
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Excellent! Owner visited every day estimate was accurate, workers were highly skilled and efficient. How a job should be done!!
- Denise N.
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We are very pleased with the outcome on our bathroom. We will certainly use this company again. We were also pleased about the ability of this contractor to notice things that also needed fixing and do them skillfully.

- Jamie K.
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Work was done in a timely manner.
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came up with different options for us and explained things clearly. He obviously cared about his quality of work. We are happy with the finished results.
- Jenny C.
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was very timely and completed the installation of the paneling on the bar area. He matched the stain so the new area would match the kitchen cabinets. It was a perfect job. He cleaned up after he had completed the work. Job well done.
- Zelda N.

General Contractors in Chesterton, IN

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Crown Point

A RUTZEN BUILDERS

7685 W 350 N
Chesterton

A-PLUS INC

504 Broadway
Chesterton

Abacus Home Inspections & Construction

P.O. Box 442
Rolling Prairie

Abe's Pro Painters & Remodeling

903 Wilcox St
Hammond

Affordable Remodelers Inc

4207 Oak Grove Dr
Valparaiso

All Construction

462 South 500 West
Valparaiso

American Dream Builders

10356 Price St
Crown Point

AR Construction

6218 Abercorn Ave
Portage

b & b remodeling

Valparaiso

B&L Work

Chesterton

Barnes Integrity Enterprises

5292 N Verma Dr
La Porte

Benson Inc.

8630 Louisiana Pl
Merrillville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Capstone Construction LLC

115 Crestview St
Crown Point

CARULLO CONSTRUCTION

6940 S 700 W
North Judson

CertaPro Painters

228 W. Lincoln Hwy
Schererville

Dano Construction

5435 110 St Unit 3

DARRAH LANDSCAPING

215 E JEFFERSON ST
Westville

David DeCesaris

2146 Coral Dr
Schererville

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis

Done Right, Inc

11604 W 181st Ave
Lowell

Duneland Home & Hardware, Inc

1018 North Karwick
Michigan City

Dye Custom Carpentry

203 E 16th St.
Laporte

E and S Home Improvement

268 Timber Springs Rd
Lowell

Eccentrics

453 Hayes Leonard RD
Valparaiso

Ecoview Windows of Northwest Indiana

8862 Louisiana St
Merrillville

feledy contracting, inc.

17291 tapper street
Lowell

Fred C Doppler & Sons Inc

305 N Colfax St
Griffith

GORGEI & SON CONSTRUCTION

422 W US HIGHWAY 6
Valparaiso

Grand Corporation

PO BOX 404
Valparaiso

GW Owens Construction Inc

234 Illinois St
Shirley

H & L ROOFING CO

9228 INDIANAPOLIS BLVD
Highland

H&L Handyman and Remodeling

6805 Forestdale Ave.
Hammond

Handy Joe

217 169th St
Hammond

Handyman Services LLC

8157 Fawnsbrook Place
Fishers

HandyPro

6212 US Highway 6
Portage

Hardwood by Design

23 Mark Twain Dr.
Valparaiso

HARMON PAINTING

PO BOX 9444
Michigan City

Heavy Hammer Construction

1206 E Lake St
Griffith

HOME CREATIONS INC

1418 W 96th Ave
Crown Point

Home Innovations

434 N Market St
Winamac

home remodeling

PO Box 202
Griffith

Home Value Restoration

8888 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis

Home Works

5398 Chase St
Merrillville

HOOSIER HOMELAND CONSTRUCTION

144 W 350 S
Valparaiso

Keske Construction

1887 peactree ct.

Kirkenlow Remodeling

4000 W 106th St
Carmel

Mackenzie Group LLC

PO Box 2863
Chesterton

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Magilla Builders Co

511 S Ashland Ave
Michigan City

Malpco

1141 Hoyt st
Michigan City

Manly Builders

310 Chestnut St
Michigan City

ManUp

3336 176th Place

MARATHON CRAFTSMEN

4 SPECTACLE DR
Valparaiso

Martens & Son Carpenter Contractors Inc

9427 Buchanan St
Crown Point

MBD SERVICES LLC

7129 Van Buren Avenue
Hammond

MEDINA ROOFING INC

323 W DIVISION RD
Valparaiso

Mr. & Mrs. Fix It!

7742 Burr Street
Schererville

Mr. & Mrs. Fix It!

7775 Burr Street
Schererville

Mr. Handyman of N La Porte, Porter Counties

9896 W. 300 North
Michigan City

Munster Glass LLC

9386 Calumet Avenue
Munster

Niemann Construction

1690 Main St.
Porter

North West Indiana Remodeling

11199 w st rd 2
Westville

Nowicki construction

1248 WESTPORT ROAD
Chesterton

ON THE LEVEL CONSTRUCTION

9318 W 158th Ct
Lowell

One Guy with Tools

P.O. Box 505
Valparaiso

Phillip Van Prooyen - Handyman

215 N Colfax
Griffith

Porters Network

1050 W 81st Ave
Merrillville

Potter Construction

7311 W 1000 N
Demotte

Precision Painting AMF LLC

154 Worchester Dr
Valparaiso

Premier Window Systems Inc

7390 Broadway
Merrillville

Price Point Builders

PO Box 1343
Crown Point

Prime Contractors, Inc.

6609 74th Place
Schererville

Professional Home Services

350 Campbell St Ste 24
Valparaiso

Projex-RHB Inc.

POB 2452
Portage

Purification Solutions LLC

90 N 700
Valparaiso

R and R Painting and Remodeling

503 Oak Street
Michigan City

R J CONSTRUCTION

13713 77TH AVE
Dyer

REMODELING PROFESSIONALS OF INDIANA LLC

700 waverly rd 109
Chesterton

Rogers Roofing

4540 Wabash Ave
Hammond

S&B Painting and Remodeling

9044N 375W
Michigan City

SCHANDER REMODELING INC

2814 Lyndale Way
Long Beach

Schmanke Home Improvement, LLC

335 Maid Marion DR. N
Schererville

Seamless Restoration

5345 N Winthrop Ave
Indianapolis

Service Doctor

5150 E US Hwy 30
Merrillville

Smiths Construction Services

1690 Starwood Dr
Chesterton

southridge building and remodeling

6503 East 84th Dr
Merrillville

Stash Construction

1777 ARMSTRONG ST
Portage

STEEL CITY HOME IMPROVEMENT CO INC

6930 BROADWAY
Merrillville

Superior Siding

63 west 68th place STE 201
Merrillville

True Remodelers, LLC

133 Rillstone Dr
Kouts

Universal Builders of America Inc

2804 E. 55th Place
Indianapolis

Vic Roberts Development, Inc.

PO Box 2688
Chesterton

Von Tobel Lumber & Hardware

256 S Washington St
Valparaiso

Waterproof4Less, Inc.

15134 Myrtle Ave

WOODSHOP, INC

6430 W LINCOLN HWY
Crown Point

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