Chesterton General Contractors

in Chesterton, IN

112
General Contractors are
in Chesterton

18
General Contractors in Chesterton
are top rated

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Michael S.
"The work was done over about a three week period. It went pretty smoothly. All the work looks great, and seems well done. The master carpenter,
, did very" nice work on the front porch, retaining wall/steps, and fence. There were a couple of minor spots where they had to come back and touch up the trim paint around a window, which they did promptly when I pointed it out. There was minor damage to some bushes around the house, which is understandable since the bushes were badly overgrown. They did a pretty good job of cleaning up after themselves and pressure-washed the concrete driveway.
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Rated by
Lata R.
"Very prompt service, did everything agreed to and we are extremely pleased with the work done. Very friendly and pleasant workmen. Will definitely use again when needed in future.
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MARY W.
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was very responsive as was his crew
and
who worked on the project. They kept me informed and explained any" time I had a question.. The garage looks great. Also, they did some interior window sash repair and painting for me at the last minute. They will be back to do interior painting. They were polite, professional, personable. Respectful of property and privacy. Couldn't possibly have had a better experience.

Local Articles in Chesterton

This homeowner called on some carpenters to add a second story and roof to his house. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Adam D. of Kensington, Md.)

Unfinished carpentry

Unfinished carpenters can build wood forms for pouring concrete and complete wood framing projects to establish the shape and maximize the stability of various types of structures.

Remodeling project, subcontractor lien release
Carpentry - Unfinished, Remodeling - General

A lien from a home improvement project can be a huge hassle and it can stop you from selling your home. Learn why a waiver release should be included in your next contract.

Angie's List
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Contractors say homeowners with this trait are the most satisfied with home improvement projects.

crown molding
Carpentry - Unfinished

Putting the finishing touches on a remodeled room can be a challenge, but with a bit of practice and patience, your crown molding will look like a master carpenter put it up.

There are lots of occurrences that result in dry rot, though most have to do with proper water management in the home, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Donna B. of Portland, Oregon)
Remodeling - General, Carpentry - Unfinished

Dry rot is a phenomenon that can impact all varieties of wood. One highly rated provider answers questions about how to identify and eradicate dry rot.

Angie's Answers

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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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Contracting reviews in Chesterton

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C&K did a very careful job. Our cabinet doors are, unfortunately, made of cheap plywood. They had to work hard to repair chips, gouges, and places that were peeling off because water had soaked into the plywood. The kitchen looks great now. We would hire them again.
- Elvert C.
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Everything went very well. All the tasks we wanted done were done well and in a timely manner. We are very happy with all the work and would definitely hire
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again if we needed more work done in the future.
- Michelle H.
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Excellent. He is a hard worker. He likes to start early which I like. He shows up every time, on time. His work is very good. The sheet rock patching that he has done for me is flawless. When i moved into my current home, i wanted hardwood floors installed and he arranged for that to be done by an associate of his. That work was very good as well. Again, the guy did what he said he was going to do, and showed up on time. No complaints at all. Both
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and his associate were reasonabley priced. Try T & E, you will be happily surprised!
- Marcella F.
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They were hired to replace rotted wood boards on a front and back deck, sand, varnish and paint both decks, prior to the rainy season. We hired them on August 16th.
They contracted the work out - which was fine. The contractor hired to replace the rotten wood, did his part and did a good job of replacing the rotten boards.
The painter was hired to come out the weekend of October 10th. We were told she was available during this time. She showed up on Ocrtober 11th which was a sunny day. The power washer she had didn't work so she left and said she would have to reschedule. She came back the next day (it was raining), power washed both decks and we haven't seen her since. She was to come back the weekend of the 18th if the sun came out - which it did. She called on Sunday, Octoger 19th at 2:30 and said she would again have to reschedule. Today is Monday, we now have the rainy season in full force and both decks are stripped. We told her we would find alternative help.
It's clear that at some point
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and Company did great work as they got great reviews on Angies List. Unfortunately, it looks as though they are over-booked without enough help to catch up. I can't give a good review as the work wasn't completed - in a timely manner or otherwise. We will by necessity need to go elsewhere.
- Colleen B.
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Although the initial interaction with the owner,
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, was friendly - and all available information (including a full inspection report complete with pictures of the crawlspace) was provided, the overall experience was less than positive. The subcontractor, Ed, a carpenter with a focus on new contruction, was clear in his general disdain of our property - a sub 1200 square foot 1940s beachhouse located about a block away from the water in Edgewater, MD. After emerging from the crawlspace, his response to the inadequate pier and post foundation (a situation about which he'd've been forewarned, had he read the inspection report we'd sent to
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), he told us the house "had no foundation" and that the addition which had been built using an enclosed front porch was built like a "poor man's shed."
He also told us that to fix this problem our only real option was to
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down a concrete slab underneath the house - and to do so, all walls, plumbing...in fact, all interiors would have be demolished, leaving only the exterior shell. He was unsure how the house would then be supported and would have to "go home and brainstorm about it." He suggested, in fact, that we'd be better off giving up on the structure entirely - a structure which was approved for a VA loan, so obviously liveable. Our sense was that he didn't like that we were ok living in a 2-3 bedroom/1 bath house and only wanted to work in larger properties. He made sure to let us (and apparently,
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) know that to fix the foundation of this home, we were likely looking at a bill of at minimum $30,000-40,000.
I called
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that afternoon and let him know what Ed had told us and he seemed to be sensitive to our need to have work done by someone who had a level of respect for our choice not to live in a McMansion and who didn't necessarily need to put down a foundation able to support an office building (just a small beach house - which had been standing since 1940 on its existing foundation). I also spoke with my realtor about the situation and he suggested I speak with someone more experienced with foundation work and who might be willing to keep the scale smaller. He wondered - if there was no foundation - what had been holding up the house? Pixie dust and unicorn tears?
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promptly called me again on Sunday and fired us - letting us know he just wasn't the guy for the job. He reiterated his sub-contractor's opinion that we'd be better off not trying to resolve any of the problems of our new home and instead we'd be best just living with it "for a few years" and then attempt to pass the house and its problems on to another purchaser in the future (or consider constructing a new home instead). He said that he was more of a "kitchens and bathrooms" type contractor and this was just beyond his abilities and/or scope, regardless of his other reviews where flooring and foundation work is mentioned here on Angie's List. He then offered the consolation prize of sending me a foundation specialist that he knows in the area.
At least, I guess, it's better that
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knows and admits when
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Contracting is beyond it's depth. Apparently, that includes beach-houses with a budget of $60,000 to fix some piers and posts under an uneven floor and then re-flooring and dry-walling to fix the damage as needed.
I get that the kitchens and bathrooms are more "romantic" than fixing up a small house on a nice lot near the water...or may it's that they are more profitable to do. Regardless - the next time we look for someone to work on our home, we'll be sure that they have some respect for older structures and the beauty that comes of living simply and living small.
- Rachel W.
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IT IS GOING GREAT!!!!!!!!! They have had to repair so much rotting wood on my deck! The rotted wood is mainly underneath the deck which sits up above the ground 8-10 feet? They are doing a beautiful JOB! The price has been VERY VERY FAIR!!!! My husband and I would have to say this has been the best experience we have had working with contractors:)
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, the owner is a great guy and true to his word - When
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came out to my home to look at the job he listened to me and did not try to over talk me and tell me I needed to do work which was not needed. His carpenters are a great bunch of men! they are gentlemen and they are hard workers! I think there is a great deal of respect between
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and his crew. The whole experience has been great from dealing with
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, his admin. assistant setting up work and getting the contract out to us -Also showing up when they say they will. We are also now talking with
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about repairing our front stairway which is concrete in bad condition - There is not enough good words I can say about
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and his company! my sister came out to see the work and was very impressed with
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and his crew she is thinking about hiring them to repair her back stairs. My husband and I will always have
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& company on quick dial!:)















Sincerely,
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- KATHLEEN M.
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initially showed up on a day when it was pouring. He went around the house and took inventory of the wood trim that needed replacement and gave me a list of the materials needed to do the job. He showed up on time and was very friendly. He made an appointment to do the work and kept to it. We are very happy with the final result!
- Alison V.

All General Contractors in Chesterton, IN

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a j remodeling

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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

All Construction

462 South 500 West
Valparaiso

American Dream Builders

10356 Price St
Crown Point

AR Construction

6218 Abercorn Ave.
Portage

b & b remodeling

4628 towle ave
Hammond

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

CROSSROADS REMODELING, INC.

490 Ashford Lane
Valparaiso

Cutting Edge Builders

Michigan City

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

Eccentrics

453 Hayes Leonard RD
Valparaiso

Ecoview Windows of Northwest Indiana

8862 Louisiana St
Merrillville

Eenigenburg Roofing

11339 Calumet Ave
Dyer

EXPERT SERVICES

2683 jay st
Lake Station

FBi Buildings, Inc.

3823 W 1800 S
Remington

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

Handy Joe

217 169th St
Hammond

HandyPro

902 Calumet Ave.
Valparaiso

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

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

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

Niemann Construction

1690 Main St.
Porter

North West Indiana Remodeling

11199 w st rd 2
Westville

Nowicki construction

1248 WESTPORT RD.
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

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

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

2137 4J Hart Street
Dyer

STEEL CITY HOME IMPROVEMENT CO INC

6930 BROADWAY
Merrillville

Superior Siding

63 west 68th place STE 201
Merrillville

TRADITIONAL HOMES

573 WEDGWOOD DR
Valparaiso

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

WOODSHOP, INC

6430 W LINCOLN HWY
Crown Point

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