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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!

Home Security System reviews in Franklin

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Hooked up two sensors and they quickly lost connection. One sensor was about 20 ft away from the base and the other was roughly 30 ft away, but neither would hold a signal to the base. The cellphone bluetooth signal also wouldn't stay connected. They gave me a few different suggestions to get a better signal, but I didn't feel those suggestion were necessarily going to address all of my issues. The system didn't give me a good sense of security and I decided to send the system back and request a refund.
- Jimmy E.
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The service went well. I also ordered some extra things from them for an additional fee. They got the security system to me in a timely manner. I like the system and it was
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to set up. It works well. The staff answers the phone quickly and has been helpful each time I had to call.
- Steve T.
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was courteous and professional. The replacement was done expeditiously, and the system has functioned normally since then.

He has been our security system and fire alarm systems provider for years. We have always found him to be responsive and prompt. He has often added us on to what was clearly an already full day. He has major suggestions to enhance our security system, and has made major improvements to our fire alarm system, such as the capability to detect carbon monoxide.

He regard him highly, and wish to continue to use his services.
- Gunther S.
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After installing and servicing a Fire Alarm at 160
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,
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. After the change of ownership of the property they refused to provide service to me based on "past Experience at that location" these words came from the mouth of
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via telephone to me on the afternoon of 2/25/15. Their arrogance and lack of courtesy to a consumer is obvious. I have filed a complaint to the Better Business Bureau where they are not listed as an accredited business.
- Alfred D.
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Great. Excellent initial contact with
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Snow. Thorough & very good follow up. Technician (
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Hawk) was very good and explained what & why on install & training.
- Justin C.
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I opened the box (takes about 7 days to get anything from them because they ship FedEx ground from back east - not a big deal) and all door and window sensors were labeled along with the motion sensors and glass break sensor.
I am replacing this wireless company with another company so compare services. Before I called them to activate the service, I installed the control panel, installed the sensors and tacked down the one white wire from the control panel to were the unit is plugged in.
I called them and spent about 2 .5 hours to activate 9 window sensors, 3 door senors, 2 motion sensors and 1 glass beak sensor. Lots of trail and error to get everything to work, adding tape, repositioning sensors etc...
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is professional and patient. They wanted me to move the control panel from it's current location (by the front door) to the middle of the house. I informed the
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person that I would not move it because that is were I want it and spent the time tacking down the wire so it was neat. We got the system to work. The system was put into trial mode for a week so we could get used to the system
Another week goes by and they call me to inform me that the motion sensor went off at the house during the day and should they dispatch the police? I looked at my app on my phone and it told me that the front door and back door sensors were not affected. I told them not to dispatch them and I would check it out in a few hours. Turns out the double-side sticky tape to the motion sensor came off and the sensor and hit the floor. I screwed the sensor into the wall so that would not happen again.
Two more weeks went by and I get a call for the back master bedroom sensors reported being an issue. I told them not to dispatch the police because the other sensors were still good. Turns out that these 2 sensors are about 80 feet from the control panel (borderline being too far away) so they sent me out 2 long-range sensors (I had to send back the old sensors for free - emailed me the FedEx sticker) that did the trick. We configured the 2 new sensors and I have had no issues since.
I am able to have multiple alarm codes for different people so they can have the code that is easy for them to remember. I use the iphone app daily to see when my wife sets the alarm and can turn the system off from almost anywhere. The control panel is easy to understand and is good for younger and older folks.
The other wireless system did not offer long range sensors so we had more issues with the system.

- Howard G.
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System came in the mail quickly. It was very easy to install and took me less than one hour to complete. When I called the company to activate the system the person I talked to spoke clear English and was very helpful. Overall experience so far has been great.
- Sean M.
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When the installer came out they tried to charge me about $2,500 and the system wouldn't work, even after coming out three times. Also, I was charged a service fee each time. The smoke alarm in between the living area/dining area wasn't even installed properly into the drywall, it kept falling down. I sent pictures to
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and they have never done anything. They were an 'F' provider to work with.
- Russell D.

All Home Security Companies in Franklin, IN

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3 Sons Lock Service

1214 Burr Oak Ct.
Greenwood

A & J Lock and Safe Inc.

7831 N Baltimore Rd.
Monrovia

Absolute Security Consulting Company

320 N. Meridian Street Suite #311
Indianapolis

Ace Security Center, Inc.

1905 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis

ADT Indianapolis

301 E Court St
Indianapolis

ADT Indianapolis

140-142 W Market St
Indianapolis

ADT Indianapolis

125 E Market St
Indianapolis

ADT Indianapolis

342 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis

ADT Indianapolis

129 E Market St
Indianapolis

ADT Indianapolis

334 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis

ADT Indianapolis

2-36 W Ohio St
Indianapolis

ADT Indianapolis

400-498 W Empire St
Indianapolis

ADT Indianapolis

6259 N College Ave
Indianapolis

ADT Indianapolis

9 E Market St
Indianapolis

ADT Security Services, Inc

9273 Castlegate Dr.
Indianapolis

Advanced Digital Security of Indiana

341 W Copeland Dr
Carmel

Advanced Security Technologies

5849 Magnificent Ln
Indianapolis

Advanced Security Technologies

4612 Guion Rd
Indianapolis

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

APPLE AUDIO & ALARM INC

1418 SADLIER CIR E DR
Indianapolis

Arlington Auto Center, Joe's Battery & Import

2502 N Arlington Ave
Indianapolis

Asylum Autowerks

527 E. Sumner
Indianapolis

Auto Outfitters

1240 S 10th St
Noblesville

Automatic Gates and Access Control

PO Box 72
Mc Cordsville

AV By Design

211 Bays Dr
Noblesville

AVI SYSTEMS

6413 N COLLEGE AVE
Indianapolis

Best Medical Alert LLC

8310 Allison Pointe Blvd
Indianapolis

Better Construction & Renovation

1840 N Livingston Ave
Indianapolis

Breaking the Law Landscaping

244 N. Old S.R. 67 South
Martinsville

Breedlove Dobbs Heating & AC

3702 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis

CASTLEWALL SECURITY & VIDEO

13277 MERIDIAN CORNERS BLVD
Carmel

Central Security and Communications

6831 E 32nd St
Indianapolis

Circle City Security Systems Inc

5355 E 38th St
Indianapolis

Circle Satellite

10516 E Edgewood Ave
Indianapolis

Complete Restoration Services, Inc.

2208 Production Dr.
Indianapolis

CORMAN SECURITY & ELECTRIC

1351 WHITTY LN.
Indianapolis

Cornerstone Alarm and Security

3414 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis

COVERT ALARM CO

611 THIRD AVE SW
Carmel

CROSS ELECTRIC

3583 W US 40
Greenfield

CUSTOM AUDIO DESIGNS

9943 E U.S. 36
Avon

Dayton Fire Defense LLC

PO Box 1036
Westfield

DC Communication

Indianapolis

DENNY'S MARINA INC

5550 KOPETSKY DR
Indianapolis

Digital Sight & Sound Inc.

1044 Summit Drive
Carmel

Dimensional Communications

7915 S. Emerson Avenue
Indianapolis

DISTINCTIVE AUDIO VISUAL ENVIRONMENTS (DISTINCTAV)

13402 CHRISFIELD LANE
Mc Cordsville

DPAC ENTERPRISES INC

1856 ROOSES LN
Indianapolis

Eagle 1 Security Group, LLC

3129 25th Street #354
Columbus

F E Moran Security Solutions

201 W University Ave

Five Star Alarm

195 N Shortridge Rd
Indianapolis

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd.

FUSEK'S TRUE VALUE

350 E NEW YORK ST
Indianapolis

GENERAL ALARM INC

3843 N MERIDIAN
Indianapolis

Guardhouse Security Services

2225 E 44th St
Indianapolis

GUARDIAN COMPUTER SYSTEMS

1201 S 3RD ST
Terre Haute

Guardian Media Systems

1613 S. Main Street
New Castle

Guardian Protection Svcs

174 Thorn Hill Rd

GuardMe Security

45 Hwy 34 N

Home Security Specialist

6901 e 10th st
Indianapolis

Hoosier Security

1125 Brookside Ave #B1
Indianapolis

IN-FOCUS LLC

5638 ASHURST ST
Indianapolis

Indiana Alarm

Westfield

Indy Home Technologies

10 North Lick Creek Dr
Ingalls

INTEGRATED HOME TECHNOLOGIES

11278 Wood Creek Dr
Carmel

J C Alarm Co

5075 S Dearborn St
Indianapolis

Koorsen Fire & Security

2719 N Arlington Ave
Indianapolis

L.W.C. Electrical & Communications

PO Box 1071
Martinsville

Lalas Inc

1215 N 250th W
Lebanon

LifeWatch USA

266 Merrick Rd

Link Home Security

3293 Harrison Blvd

Livewatch Security

522 W Bertrand Ave

Lloyd's Electric

5917 Smock St
Indianapolis

LOOKER SECURITY SYSTEMS

16707 Joliet Rd.
Westfield

Metropolitan Music & Cinema

2070 E 54th St
Indianapolis

MIAMI SMARTHOMES

219 E 10TH ST
Indianapolis

Midwest Alarm Co

P. O. Box 575
Brownsburg

Midwest Protect

8888 N Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis

Mighty-Handy LLC.

3376 Scramble drive
Greenwood

Miller Auto Care Inc

434 S. Range Line Road
Carmel

Morrison Fire and Security LLC

5820 S Handy Rd
Bloomington

Multiguard Corporation

2910 North Mitthoeffer Place
Indianapolis

National Security Alarms Inc.

6525 W Warm Springs Rd

Nationwide Security

12584 Courage Crossing
Fishers

NELSON ALARM INC

2602 E 55TH ST
Indianapolis

NextAlarm

3330 Cumberland Blvd

OnGuard Security Solutions

Corporate HQ:112 Shadowlawn Dr.
Fishers

PDI Design

PO BOX 34427
Indianapolis

Pike Collision Center

6405 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis

Plumb Vet

Indianapolis

Precision HI-Def, LLC

PO Box 563
Beech Grove

PREMIER CUSTOM AUDIO & VIDEO

1065 3rd Ave SW
Carmel

Protech Design Inc.

PO BOX 34427
Indianapolis

ProTecht Home Security

8355 Rockville Road
Indianapolis

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr
Indianapolis

Protection 1 Security Solutions

65 Airport Parkway
Greenwood

R.E. Curry Electric LLC

339 Bridge St
Mooresville

Rapid Security and Automation

122 Hometown Plaza
Sellersburg

Rockstars Auto Reconditioning

9800 Hague Rd
Indianapolis

Rockyedge Enterprises

8801 Sargent Road
Indianapolis

SAMCO SYSTEMS

P O BOX 1281
Indianapolis

SECURITY LINK FROM AMERITECH

2425 N. MERIDIAN
Indianapolis

SENTINEL ALARM SYSTEMS INC

7520 E 88TH PL
Indianapolis

Service Plus Heating Cooling Plumbing

11771 Technology Dr
Fishers

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St.

Sinclair Communications

5200 W Petty Rd
Muncie

Smart Home Guy

846 N Hawthorne lane
Indianapolis

Sonitrol Of Anderson

120 W 6th St
Anderson

SONITROL OF INDIANAPOLIS

219 E ST JOSEPH ST
Indianapolis

SONSHINE SOUND & VIDEO LLC

501 N MERIDIAN RD
Greenfield

SOS Family Secure, Inc.

121 East Northport Road

SUCH'S AUTO CARE

7501 W 10TH ST
Indianapolis

Summer's Plumbing Heating & Cooling

15580 Herriman Blvd
Noblesville

Technology Interiors

10130 Brooks School Rd
Fishers

Tinder Locksmith and Security Solutions

2802 E 55TH PL
Indianapolis

TNT Alarm

13295 S. Illinois st .
Carmel

TRIPHASE TECHNOLOGIES

1041 W MAIN ST
Carmel

Urban Tactical Response Agency LLC

8888 KEYSTONE CROSSING
Indianapolis

Vault Security

2100 N. Hwy 360

Vertek

13499 Fulton Dr
Fishers

Viking Electronic Security, Inc.

973 N Shadeland Avenue
Indianapolis

Washington's Security of Marion County

6559 E Hampton Drive
Indianapolis

White's Electrical LLC

PO Box 384
Mooresville

Zyonic Technical Services Inc.

PO Box 421733
Indianapolis

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