Lawrence Home Remodelers

in Lawrence, KS

Home Remodeling Reviews in Lawrence

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Having had a considerable experience working with some very good general contractors as we have moved throughout the country over the years, I believe that I can say that
easily ranks among the best. The quality of everything that was done was excellent. It was all meticulously overseen by
but his team and his subs were great. We came into the process with very compressed timeframes due to the end of year holidays and the delivery date of our home goods by the movers. The
team did everything that promised and hit nearly every commitment that
made at the outset. The only ones missed were those we agreed to push out.
I judge the success of every remodel we have done on whether we had it completed on time and on budget allowing for unforeseen items and changes to the work initially defined. With
and his team, I was never surprised with either. I knew well ahead of any major decision point what was coming and why. Just as importantly, my wife and I were able to rely on
' "eye" for the highest quality work product from his team. Several times I witnessed his "getting his hands dirty" to show a team member or sub what he expected and how he expected to be done.
As part of our due diligence, we spoke to several other clients and even visited one of his ground up, new home spec-build. Excellent reviews all around and the house we visited was done with a commitment to quality throughout.
I would strongly and unequivocally recommend
to anyone considering a large remodel or ground up build.
- Juan C.
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We contacted J.
, the owner of
, LLC, about building a two car garage BEFORE winter. We budgeted $20,000 plus or minus 10 percent for the project, being prepared to pay $18,000 to $22,000 in cash. Mr.
seemed like a nice person when he came to do the estimate, seeming willing to work with us. We told him what our budget was and what exactly we wanted, a
24 foot by 24 foot two car garage on a cement slab with a double door, one window, one door, and electricity. We also wanted a quote to install a sidewalk from the garage to the front door. Mr.
told us that he would try to keep costs down and estimated $30 to $40 a square foot for what we wanted, bringing the total to between $17,250 and $23,000 and very close to our budgeted amount. He told us that he could not provide a "final" quote until we had plans drawn up, so he recommended an architect whom we met with the following week.
When Mr.
and the architect came to the house, we went through the process again, spelling out exactly where the garage would go, the size, and other details in order for the architect to draw up the plans to submit to the city. He told me that it would cost $600 to $1000 to complete the work and, trusting Mr.
, we decided to go ahead with the plans in order to finish the garage before winter. That was on September 11th, 2013. The architect said that he should be able to finish the plans in a week.
A month went by with no word from either
or the architect, so I contacted both and asked what the delay was. THe architect said that it was taking longer than expected and that he would go to the city to see if there were any restrictions as well as come back to the house to measure the house, lot, and other things necessary to finish the plans. We finally received the plans on October 17th, 36 days after we were promised they would be done in one week. Winter was quickly approaching and we wanted to get the project going ASAP.
With plans in hand, Mr.
scheduled an appointment to come by with his quote on Friday, October 17th, he was about 30 minutes late. As I looked over the quote, I was drawn to the total which was well over $30,000, FAR ABOVE the $30 to $40 a square foot we were quoted ($30,500 divided by 575 square feet comes to over $53 a square foot). I told Mr.
that we could not afford $30,000 and he said "I can suggest some metal building companies", to which we replied "we already have a quote and it is only $6,000 for a metal garage". He quickly left without saying another word or offering to make things right.
I am disappointed by his behavior, making us wait nearly six weeks then coming in $10,000 (a 50 percent increase over his estimated price) over his original quote, but I am more upset with myself for trusting the man. We now have no garage, winter weather will arrive in a few weeks, and we spent $600 we could not afford to have plans drawn for a garage that may never be built. I should have known better than to trust a human being after what we have been through in the last 5 years, but J.
seemed like a nice man with integrity, so I thought he would do the right thing. He did not, so DO NOT BE FOOLED by his friendly demeanor and empty promises. We paid and are still paying for trusting J.
and
, LLC, so we believe you should proceed very cautiously before hiring him for any project, particularly one with tens of thousands of dollars on the line.

Addendum (12/9/2013): Very odd, but when I searched
today, my review and grade were nowhere to be found with
receiving an "A" on recent reviews. I have had this problem with Angie's List before. Poor reviews are either missing or the service provider
through their teeth (as is the case again here) and I, the consumer, has little if any recourse to tell the truth.

This account belongs to my wife,
, "the woman" referred to in the 10/21/13 response, and Mr.
was introduced to her the first time he came to our home and again when he dropped off his ridiculous bid. Let me just clarify a couple points made by Mr.
in his lengthy, confused, and misleading response (there are so many inaccuracies that I will not attempt to answer them all):

As far as the "grading" and "upgrades" are concerned, Mr.
is lying when he said that they were "added on". We spoke about the grading ($250), the roof, door, electrical, and roof the first time we met and the second time when the architect came to plan his drawings, so Mr.
's account is intentionally misleading. The architect can attest to this fact if asked. Even then, we are talking about chump change compared to his overall bid of $30,000. I never called and asked for "additional drainage work", so Mr.
is indeed a liar. Take that into consideration when deciding whether or not to hire him for a job.

Winter is now here and my wife and I are scraping snow off our cars and freezing our buns off because of Mr.
's incompetence. Hopefully, Angie's List will DO THE RIGHT THING and publish my review on
's page so that other consumer's will not waste their valuable time or money. I am downgrading my review to an "F" because Mr.
is a liar and as a retired AIr Force lieutenant colonel and disabled Veteran, I have ZERO TOLERANCE FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT HONOR AND INTEGRITY ... ZERO!

, LTCOL, USAF (RET)
HUSBAND OF
- Elisa F.

Lawrence Home Remodeling Articles

Home Remodeling reviews in Lawrence

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I called
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because I have been wanting to replaced a ceiling fan in my bedroom for awhile. The owner came to look at my project and was ready to get it done right away which worked great for me, it took him about 1-1/2 hrs to get it all done. He even fixed a switch in my living room. Price was very reasonable. Overall a good experience, I would recommend them to anyone needing electrical work done.
- alexander N.
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Everything went well except the price sometimes changed from the original estimate, probably due to me adding things, but some items were not itemized on the original quote and price was a little too high.

otherwise he was a very good contractor. There was a lot of work to be done, and it took about 2 months. Would probably use him again.
- Kathleen J.
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The whole experience was just fine. We chose the windows from thorough explanations, and from that time, all else was in the hands of
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- Rhonda G.
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See above for my story...

Without a doubt, my experience was extremely positive. Infact, I was so pleased I back the crew a batch of brownies! I'm a divorced, single women that loves to fix things if I can...but willingly admit that there are some things that I cannot (and probably should not) ever try to fix in my house! Lol! That's why I joined Angie's List. What a life savior for chicks like me! We all want quality service, but we don't know where to find it. If you're looking for a General Contractor for home repairs or remodeling (big and small jobs)...your
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is over. I have every intention of hiring
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later this year to remodel my kitchen and put an addition onto my house. I wouldn't use anybody else.
- Melissa B.
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and his subs are very pleasant to work with and do great work. Once we got into the job on the second house, we inevitably spent more money than we expected; but we feel like it was money well-spent. We are only slightly disappointed with the plumber
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uses as a sub. We have yet to find an awesome plumber in the
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area (which is why I joined Angie's List!).
- Darci F.
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was a little difficult to get a hold of at first (he was playing softball when I first called and did not return that call), but once contact had been made he was quick to bid on the job. His quote was competitive with another contractor and I took his bid based on word-of-mouth recommendation. He and his guys worked quick and did a good job.
My only complaint is with the HUGE mess they left behind. They took no time or effort to pick anything up. I mean nothing. After asking around I've learned that most drywallers are notoriously messy, but that my experience was unique in that regard. I spend a good ten hours cleaning out the small and large scrap pieces of
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and scraping excess mud off of the floor and windows. I will say they did a fair job in not tracking that mess across the upstairs floors.
I would recommend
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's work, but be prepared for quite a mess on your hands.
- Phil M.
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I bought my house several years ago, the first thing I knew
I wanted to do was remodel my bathroom. I called
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, and three years
later, they are still working with me.
They did such a great job on my bathroom, I had them remodel
my kitchen, fix my deck, and paint the outside of my house. They are
professional, courteous and tidy. They show up when they say they will, there
is always someone working on your job, and they leave their work site clean
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listens to what you want and is able to translate
it to his workmen. He has good suggestions too.
I have never had them go over budget. When one of the
sub-contractors accidently destroyed a printer,
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replaced it without any
problems.
They are tad bit expensive, but I think it is worth it because
you can trust what they say. I highly recommend them.

- Mary O.
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It would be impossible to have had a better experience than we had with Kenn. He did a 700+ addition to our older home. Everything was handled so well and we came in on time and slightly under budget. Kenn is an amazing man as well as a contractor.
- Rochelle M.
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A+ IMPROVEMENTS

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ALDRICH CONTRACTING CO

9801 W 106th St
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Allied Contracting, Inc.

26th Street
Lawrence, KS

Architectural Design Consultant

4701 W. 65 Ter
Prairie Village, KS

Armour Roofing & Construction

Topeka Ks
Topeka, KS

Baltic Iron Doors & Naddour's Ornamental Iron

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Benchmark Contractors, Inc.

1500 SW Indian Trail
Topeka, KS

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BK's Backhoe

1120 n 150th rd
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BRI, Inc.

1691 N 1000 Rd
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