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far surpassed my expectations! We received 3 estimates on the remodeling of our kitchen and
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was by far the most responsive and on time as well - anytime I emailed/phoned a question to
, I had a response within a few minutes. The job went smoothly and the crew cleaned up well after the job was done. They were all top-notch, nice, and professional guys that I wouldn't hesitate to use in my future home improvement projects. I look forward to working with them again!

-Kristin H.

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does excellent work! Their team pays attention to detail and delivers quality completed projects. I had them remodel my bedroom. They" took out a drop ceiling, dry walled, painted and did electrical work in the room. I am also a repeat customer and had them replace a double window in my house. They did this quickly and on budget. The team has excellent communication, gets work done quickly and they deliver at a great price. I will use Keystone for all my future home improvement needs.

-AVRA O.

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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!
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There are two sides to this and everyone will have an opinion.  I can tell you that from a contractor's point of view a customer that is up front with me is much easier to work with and the entire experience is much more pleasurable to all parties involved.  If you treat your contractor like there's always something to hide from him expect the same in return.  A good contractor is going to take your budget into consideration and make recommendations based on that budget.  When possible, he's going to estimate the work 10-20% under your target to leave room for the unexpected.  With any remodeling work, there's always the possibility and likelihood that there will be surprises that will have to be added such as mold damage, improper existing framing, etc.  The cushion allows room for the project cost to grow without going over your budget.  If no problems are found and you decide to spend that money some of the final finishes can be upgraded or other projects added.

Another good arguement for disclosing your budget to your contractor is to save you both some time and aggrevation.  You may have a $10,000 budget and want $30,000 worth of work.  Wouldn't you like to know your desires aren't possible before you get your hopes up or spend money on design fees for plans you can't afford?  Likewise, the contractor doesn't want to put in the hours of calculating the estimate only to find out it was all for nothing or that he has to refigure for a much lower cost after pricing what you specified.

Be fair and honest with your contractor if you expect the same respect in return.  You'll get a lot more out of it with the right contractor.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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Herlonginc's answer stated that it is not the contractor's job to pay for materials and labor to do the job. I say baloney - a reputable, established contractor has the funds (or a business operations line of credit) to "carry" the job between interim or partial payments, each of which should be keyed to completion of distinct easily measured mileposts in the job, and for a homeowner I would say should be in not more than 20% increments for jobs exceeding a week or so. For shorter jobs, then an initial payment, 50% completion, and completion would be normal. His cost of carry funds is part of his cost of doing business, and is figured as part of his overhead.Bear in mind when he is buying materials and paying labor, his materials he typically pays for on a 10-30 day invoice, and his labor typically a week or two after they work, so he is not really "fronting" that much money if you are giving him weekly or biweekly interim payments, on a typical residential job.

If he does not have the funds to buy materials (excepting possibly deposit on special-order or luxury items, which still typically are 10-30 day invoiceable to him) and hire personnel then he is a fly-by-night operation, and he should not be bidding that size job. You should never (other than MAYBE an earnest deposit of not more than the LESSER of 10% or $5000) let the payments get ahead of the approved/inspected work progress - typically payment should be 10-20% BEHIND the progress, with at least 10% retained at the effective end of work until final inspections and completion of the final "punchlist".

That promotes rapid continuation of the work, discourages the all-too common nightmare of contractors taking on more work than they can handle so they leave your job for weeks or months to go work on someone else's job (frequently to start that someone else's new job so he can get the job), and does not leave you out a tremendous amount of cash if he does not finish and you have to hire another contractor to finish the job. Remember, if you have to hire a new contractor to finish the job, he will charge you a lot more than the original bid to finish someone else's unfinished mess.

This may seem cynical, but having started in the construction business about 50 years ago and seeing the shenanigans that a lot of contractors pull you cannot be too safe. You have to remember contractors are like any other people - I would say maybe 10% are outright crooks, another 25% or so will pull a fast one or overcharge if the opportunity presents itself, maybe 30% will do the work but not any better than they are forced to, about 25% are good conscientious reputable workmen, and the last 10% or so are really spectacular - conscientious, fair, and efficient craftsmen. This top 35% are the only ones you should have bidding in the first place. Therefore, only get bids from long-term reputable firms (so you shake out the marginal short-timers with less experience and also generally less ability to finish the job on budget and schedule), only those that have good RECENT references, and preferably with excellent word-of-mouth recommendation from people you know and trust. That way, you are starting right off with the cream of the crop, so hopefully whichever one bids low should be a good choice.

NEVER start with bids, then check the references of the low bidder - why even consider a vendor or contractor who you do not have faith in from the start ? Get references and short-list you possibles BEFORE you ask for bids.

Low bids - that is another matter - commonly the low bidder is NOT who you want, especially if he is significantly lower than several others, which might mean he is desperate for work, made a math error, or did not correctly figure the entire scope of work. You want a reasonable bid with someone you connect with and trust - that is worth a lot more in the success of the job than the absolute lowest bid.

 

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You should always get a set of print and pull a permit when remodeling you home. It is a good thing that you want to be involved in your project. I do have some reservation about the electrical work. There is a lot at risk with doing the work yourself. If the house burns down you will never get the insurance money, unless your a certified electrician. Now of days 90% of home fires are blamed on electrical problems because the insurance company is to lazy and cheap to investigate the true problem. Also find out if the city you live in will allow you to perform the work. Make sure you coordinate your subs to have the proper time and space to perform their job. You don't want people working on top of each other. If you order all you materials make sure everything is there before you start your project. Have your subs check for proper and full items to be installed. Make sure every sub has a working set of prints. Make sure you have all the demo done before your subs show up to work. Schedule your plumber first, do any final framing or electrical work while you wait for inspection. Electrical inspection next followed by framing, insulation, and wallboard. All subs must get a final inspection on the job before you (the GC) can call in your final inspection.

Basement Remodeling reviews in New Albany

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, two of the most accommodating people to work with. These guys are not about the money, like most contractors. These guys not only did a nice job but were more than reasonable with the pricing. No job is too small with them. I find that they are like family with us. Very hard workers and this is a second job for them as they also work at the Hyannis hospital as well. I would call them anytime to do work again.
- Mark G.
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It was fine. They did what they were supposed to do. They were timely and cleaned up. They have a 5 year guarantee. They are going to update my bathrooms.
- Valencia R.
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Due to a pipe break and flooding it was time to remodel the living room and take advantage of the changes to update adjacent kitchen and hallway.
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was the main contractor and oversaw the entire operation. He had terrific ideas such as raising the ceiling from just over 7 feet to a gorgeous cathedral, beamed ceiling across the living room and kitchen areas. When tearing out the walls of the living room several serious structural problems were revealed as well as many electrical nightmares (the house is from the 1960's). All was remedied with high quality materials to bring all up to the modern day. Experts on stone and tile work, carpentry, electrical, and sheetrock and painting were brought in when needed and worked very well together. All were top notch, professional, and friendly. The final result is stunning and the rooms are warmer than they have ever been despite the new higher ceilings.
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kept me well informed of any decisions I needed to make and helped me through them. He kept me well aware of any changes to the budget needed when I requested new things or when we found historic nightmare problems that had to be fixed. I travel quite a bit and they all worked with my schedule as needed.
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was very tolerant of my (frequently) requested additions and worked with me to build my vision. Most of the tearing down of the old walls and "guts" happened when I was away and I had complete confidence that all would go well with me available only by phone. The workers kept the dirt and dust to an absolute minimum. I had been afraid the the whole house would need serious cleaning after the tear down, but they managed to contain the dust to the areas being remodeled. Every day when they left, the house was neat and clean. Great consideration was taken that we still needed to use those rooms while they worked. While the work wasn't cheap, the prices were very, very reasonable for the quality of work and the willingness and ability to do creative design. I'd rather pay a little more to get quality that I will enjoy forever. I'd also rather pay a little more to assure I'll get what I asked for and not be disappointed.
I used this same company 4-5 years ago to finish my nightmare cobwebby basement which is now a beautiful wine cellar/media room that we and my friends absolutely love. Dannton's carpentry has been particulary important to me for both jobs as I love to add as much wood as possible when I remodel. He is a real artist.
When I'm ready, I will use
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- Janet V.
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He was full of ideas on how we could use the space and what would look the best. His teams were punctual, clean and professional. The job site was well maintained. The job was done quickly even with the problems of winter storms. I would definitely use him again.
- Debra B.
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was super -- thoughtful about how to make the work look and function as well as possible. He let me know in advance what questions he had, how he was going to keep our house as clean as possible, and what his recommendations were. we've worked with
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twice and have found the quality and experience to be great both times. I also appreciated that
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put equal care and thought into both of our projects, even though one project was relatively small.
- Gabriella M.
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Provider came out initially to check out the project and measure the space and discuss ideas for usage of the basement. I asked about the plans and he indicated that it would include the type of insulation, steel stud framing, lowered heights for ductwork, etc. He never did send me any plans or details after the initial visit. I called several weeks later inquiring about the status of the plans ... response was that he thought the plans were sent by mail already to which I replied no. The second time around another person came to the house to measure the basement space. He hand sketched a rough outline of the basement and I provided dimensions to him with my handheld laser distance device. He indicated that he would be sending detailed drawings with even lighting locations, HVAC, etc. specified. What I received in the mail was a 1 sheet 8 1/2" x 11" paper with the very rough (not to scale) layout that was drawn quickly at the time of the visit. On it were rough light locations, etc. This is a caution to all who are mislead from the ad to believe they would receive a professional drawing (2D means rough pencil sketch not to scale on a single sheet of plain paper) ... not the type of drawing the original person who came out indicated that I would receive. Provider is essentially charging people to come to their house to discuss and draw up a very rough concept sketch ... this frankly should be provided at no charge in hopes of gaining future business. Save your money and sketch up your own image (to scale) as it will likely be much more accurate and complete.
- Milan J.
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I have used the company since 2002. They do a wonderful job.
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is contentious and cost effective. He does exactly what he says he will and is highly professional. They have also have built a pool house with an endless pool, remodeled a kitchen and did a deck repair. I have had no issues with scheduling and they are very responsive.
- RICK W.
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The craftsmanship was excellent. The follow through and time-frame of the project was outstanding. The final punch list was followed up on and finished in an efficient and timely manner.
- Danny S.

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A and S Contractors, LLC

333701 E.890 Rd.

A Better Way

11 Ashmore Dr

A-1 Bob the Builder & Sons

2301 Magazine Street

A1 Contractor Solutions LLC

917 Assembly Rd
Jeffersonville

Accent Custom Home And Remodeling

477 S. CAPITOL AVE
Corydon

Accuret

4021#2
New Albany

Ace's Decks and Carpentry

1301 Lakewood Drive

Adams Construction Services Inc

590 Missouri Ave
Jeffersonville

Bradley Homes Incorporated

317 Longview Park Pl

Bravo Construction

7310 Wesboro Rd

Brown,Thomas Builders,Inc

15217 Crystal Springs Way

Bryant Construction

13106 Trump Ave

C and J Woodworks

7209 Madison Dr.

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cherrywood Custom Woodworking

2020 Cherry Creek Rd.

Chuck Rader

PO Box 332

ck construction services

708 west woodlawn

CLASSIC HOME CENTER

1824 CARGO CT

Craftsmen Contractors

120 Kentucky Ave

Creative Tile LLC

8507 Robin Hill Dr

Custom Woodcrafters

906 Reed Lane

Danzinger Designs

1308 Bent Willow Lane

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis

Distinctive Design Remodeling

1050 Enterprise Drive

E.R.A. LLC

4700 DOVER ROAD

Empire Granite

2511 S Dixie Blvd

EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION

1103 TUCKER STATION RD

Falls City Roofing

4332 Country View Dr
Floyds Knobs

Global Granite & Marble

10800 Linpage Place, Bldg 1

GT Drywall LLC

3401 Hardwood Forest Dr

Handy Helpers

349 Arlington
Clarksville

Handy Hulk

515 moser road

Handyman Andy, LLC

4409 Green Pine Drive

Harlan Corporation

Floyds Knobs

Harris construction services

1101 bentwood pl ct

Hedges home improvements

4904 chismoor ct.

Heseman Homes

3709 Canterbury Drive

HGC llc

1604 Lake Shore circle

Home Builders Plus, LLC

11452 Hwy 62
Charlestown

Home Design Expo Inc.

455 South 4th Street

Home Run Improvement

7905 Sunbury Ln

Home Supply Millwork

3720 7th Street Road

Homemade Design

41 Monument Ave

hoo-sier-handyman

5202 County Road 160
Charlestown

Hoosier Daddy Woodwork

1903 Depauw Ave
New Albany

HP Home Improvement Services, LLC

2409 East 10th St
Jeffersonville

Hunt Remodeling

1219 Sandstone Dr
Jeffersonville

Jamestown Construction Inc

5308 S. Watterson Trail

Joe McLaughlin Painting

709 E Burnett Ave

Kentuckiana Re-Bath

3089 Breckenridge Lane

Louisville Handyman Inc

13000 Middletown Industrial Blvd

Loyd's Roofing

8419 janway

Oak Park Construction

14 Tamarack Rd
Jeffersonville

Paradigm Concrete Design

14115 Hickory Hills Trl

Phoenix Flooring

4502 Wolf Spring Drive

Porters Home Improvement

829 Brooks School House Rd

Precise Remodeling

4736 Rockford Plaza

Primera Services

710 Grant Ave

Q.U.E.S.T.

9022 Maple Road

Remodeling Contractor Louisville

9931 Corporate Campus Drive

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Renovations Plus LLC

424 W County Line Rd
Indianapolis

Restor1 Remodeling

8613 ferndale rd

RGV Contracting

8144 S State Rte 48

RMR SERVICES, LLC

500 Willowbrook Drive

Rock Solid Home Services

124 Federal Place

Ron Mattingly Construction

4332 Payne Koehler Rd
New Albany

RWM Solutions Inc

10705 Worthington Lane

Schmidt's Handyman & Renovation Services

124 N. Fern St.
Sellersburg

Schneider Construction Co

3513 Chapel Ln
New Albany

ServiceMaster Restoration by Kast

610 Mt Tabor Rd
New Albany

ServiceMaster Restoration by Kast

610 Mt Tabor Rd
New Albany

Shelburne Contracting

2741 Brashears Creek Rd

SK Construction

9226 Vevey Rd.

SML Design Build LLC

816 Franklin St

Southern Exposure Limited

9412 Meadow Valley Lane

Story Restorations

1626 Story Avenue

Swainco LLC

3831 Morgantown Rd
Greenwood

Taecon Construction Services LLC

3038 Plantation Dr
Sellersburg

TJ'S maintenance

4578 buds rd
New Albany

TLC Construction

13 Mockingbird dr

TOM SONDERGELD PLUMBING

1023 LANDIS LANE

Tri City Builders

5106 Fox Rd
Charlestown

Tri States Painting & Construction

1032 N. 12th St
Vincennes

USA HOME IMPROVEMENT

5374 Durfee Ave

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

We Paint & Renovate, Inc.

6407 Bardstown Rd

WEATHERBY CONTRACTING INC

8507 RHETT BUTLER

Weber Home Improvement, Inc.

13821 New Hopewell Rd.

Will'z Construction Inc

1730 S Audubon Dr
New Albany

Wolz Plumbing & Design

1409 Fairdale Rd

Woodology

5105 Mount Marcy Rd

YATES ELECTRIC INC

9404 OLD BARDSTOWN RD

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