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"I couldn't have asked for a better contractor.
was on time, very informative, and extremely helpful and considerate of time and money."
presents a proposal that is detailed and clearly states what is expected to be done. He provides a calendar with a schedule of when steps were to be completed. I think the job was maybe one week over deadline due to a slight delay in flooring. There were no surprise add-ons. The budget was adhered to perfectly; I spent less on the bathroom mirror and the difference was accounted for in the final invoice. The work was done on time and they operated very cleanly. We continued to live in the house during the remodel and they were very considerate. Things like, leaving the washer/dryer set up for as long as possible, including setting up for the weekends. Blocking off rest of house with plastic to avoid dust and debris. At the end of each day, tools and materials were stored out of the way and swept up. During the final walk through, I had to look very hard to find anything to point out. Everything was done very well.
was very accomodating to my work schedule and a few times meet in the evenings and on weekend to pick materials or to sign contracts. The very best part is how they treated us and our pets, they went above and beyond when dealing with my beloved 11 year old lab mix. On the day the nail guns came out my dog had had enough and went into the yard through the pet door and jumped the fence. They realized what happened and got her back into the yard and leashed her to a tree. Proof that good guys still exist. This is what they did: 1) new floors, including laying a leveling compound 2) new cabinets, counter, hardware, sink, plumbing 3) new window, door, and baseboard trim throughout 4) all new bathroom - vanity, tub surround, floor 5) paint throughout 6) many more things I am looking forwarding to working with
again when I get the rest of my house fixed up.

-James W.

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"The new linen closet is wonderful. The finishing work was well done and the thresholds are much sturdier now. We were not home when the work was done. The crews" were very neat and tidy and everything looks great.

-Marjorie E.

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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.

Home Remodeling reviews in Fall River

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was great - there are so many moving parts in a project this large and not only did it all go smoothly, but he really manages the subcontractors well. Whenever i had a problem with the way something was being done,
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was easy to reach and helped figure out a solution. All in all, I was very pleased with
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and would highly recommend them.
- Susan Q.
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He was prompt even though called at the last minute and he came after a full day's work elsewhere. Hung the doors. In one case the rough opening was smaller than professionally usual, but
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was able to hang the door plumb.
- Rossean H.
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Suffice it to say, the house was a mess and
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brought it back. I will hire them again as soon as I have another project, so if you want them you better get them before I do.
Best contractor I have ever hired.
- Stephen B.
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and his team at Precision Remodeling did a complete remodel of our kids/hall bath and they did a fantastic job! This was our first time using Angie's List. We subscribed specifically to find a builder for this project. I read all the reviews and contacted multiple builders to get quotes on the job. The prices were all about the same, but Precision
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above the others in professionalism and experience... so they were hired. These guys truly know what they're doing and guided us through every step. They were helpful with design and selection of materials. The guys showed up on time, were friendly and professional, and always left things clean and neat. We made a few changes/additions as the project moved forward and they never seemed frustrated by this. Their goal was to make sure that we were happy... and we were! I would highly recommend
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's Precision Remodeling and would gladly use them again.
- Linda W.
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My daughter contacted several contractors about finishing the basement on her condominium townhome prior to moving into it with two other family members. She found
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, personable and articulate, and he outbid the other contractors contacted.
The team completely finished the basement, with a bedroom, full bathroom, living area, and wetbar. Enough was left unfinished for storage. They also repainted the walls, doors, and trim throughout the home, and performed several other updates (adding track lighting in one area, hanging ceiling fans in most rooms, adding bathroom grab bars). They remodeled a laundry area that was slightly too small for a toploading washer/dryer, allowing those to fit in the space provided.
My (adult) granddaughter was the "project manager" and was onsite 2-3 times a week to see how the project was going. She found the members of the team easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and very professional.
The final results were stunning. We intend to work with
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to do some updates to our own home.
- Wilma P.
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Excellent service--professional, on-time, thorough job. Steady hard work with superior quality. Very pleased and would recommend.
- Gordon W.
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All the work was very professional. It was completed on time. All work areas were well cleaned. Floors were covered to prevent damage and reduce dust and dirt.
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took the time to meet us at a local home improvement store to make sure we got the correct products.
- Billy L.
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came and looked at our job and talked a great game. He is a very nice and likable guy. Unfortunately, that is where it ends.
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told us that he was the best and that he could do everything that we wanted. After doing the demolition on our bathroom, everything started to go wrong. We had a special shower
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that he said he knew how to install, but after receiving a $1000 down payment, he had to call in a plumber to install the base, install the shower valve and basic plumbing work, although he told us that he would use NO sub contractors. All through out this job, he kept asking me the same questions 5 and 6 times a day. Questions such as " we are installing a shower here,right?" And I am saying to him that you just had a plumber in here to install a shower base. I should have ended it there, but I truly liked him and wanted to give him a shot even though he was extremely absent minded. He then started to install; cement board and drywall, and clearly didn't know what he was doing. He informed us that he was going to have a guy come in and do the taping of the drywall, again against his promise of no sub contractors. After shopping for some supplies, he came back to my house and informed me that he wanted more money since he had to pay his plumber and was going to have to pay a taper to finish the drywall. I reminded him that he had told us that he could do all the work that we had asked him to do, and if he had mis-represented himself and had to use sub contractors, that was his mistake and I would not be giving him any more money until the job was finished, just as we had agreed upon before starting. He said that he had no money to pay his drywall guy or for gas to get to our house. At that time I asked him to pick up his tools and we would not need his service any more. He was very upset about that and refused to acknowledge that he did not know how to do the plumbing or drywall as he had said. I gave him another $200 because I really did like him as a person and insisted that he leave. After that, we had another contractor come in who began to show us everything that was wrong with the little work that
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did. Drywall and cement board that was not even supported correctly and a host of other problems that are too lengthy to write about in this short box. I had to pay another contractor for two days work just to get back to where we started with. Beware of the nice talk and stay well clear of this guy!!!
- Ed W.

All Remodeling Contractors in Fall River, MA

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A&H Remodeling

5 Green Post Lane

A-1 Glass Service

407 Woodbine St

A-1 HOME IMPROVEMENT

140 Hillcrest Drive North

A-1 Reglazing Co

TBD TBD TBD TBD

A-Line Home Improvements

110 Conduit St
New Bedford

A-Z Handyman

1896 West Shore Rd

A.J.H. Construction

186 vernon street

A2Z Renovations LLC

116 Tupelo St

And It's Fixed Handyman

118 Oberlin Drive

ANDY OnCall®

5600 Post Road

Artistic Builders

8 Pine Drive

Artistic Vision 2012

250 Bateman Avenue

ATA Construction

259 winter st
Brockton

Ava Building Contracting Corp.

1286 Locust St
Fall River

Brian Valcourt Builder

219 Tickle Rd
Westport

Bruin Corp of Attleboro

479 Mt Hope St
North Attleboro

BuildPROS

280 Broadway

BUILDWEL

144 MIDDLE HWY

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Callahan Tile

serving MA and RI
North Attleboro

Calyx Homes Ltd

21 Spring Green Rd

Cannata Construction Company

136 Chace Rd.
East Freetown

Capital Building & Design Inc

585 Milford Rd
Swansea

Care Free Homes Inc

239 Huttleston Ave
Fairhaven

Catalao Construction

310 Black Plain Rd

Centurian Construction

17 WALLIS AVENUE

Champion Window Co of RI LLC

15 Centre Of New England Blvd

Chase Construction

375 Oak Hill Ave
Seekonk

CJM HOME IMPROVEMENT

131 MOUNT HOPE AVE

Clean Care of New England

850 Wellington Avenue

Clean Cut Construction

477 Pine River Rd

Closet & Storage Concepts

31 Hayward Street
Franklin

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

3 MacIntosh Lane
Ashland

COSTA INDUSTRIES

405 SMITH NECK RD
South Dartmouth

COSTA'S QUALITY KITCHENS

6 MCCABE ST
South Dartmouth

Couto Construction Inc

478 North Front St
New Bedford

D DiPasquale Builders

161 Burlingame Rd

D&D CONSTRUCTION

40 1/2 Jackson St.
Taunton

D.B.Carpentry & Repair

371 Broadway st

Dana Carlson Enterprises

140 Point Judith Road

DAVE SYLVIA CONTRACTING LLC

370 NEWBOSTON RD.
Acushnet

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Do It All Construction

849 Brayton Ave
Somerset

DOWNES CONSTRUCTION INC.

790 Aquidneck Ave

Dry Zone Basement Systems

6 White Ave
Taunton

Durable Remodeling

16 Merton st
Brockton

E. Smith Carpentry

63 Simmons Lane

EAST COAST HOMES LLC

3129 County Street
Somerset

Elite Hardwood Flooring

221 Lacolle Lane

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

F&G Home Improvements Inc

273 Clifford St
New Bedford

G Johnson Builders Inc

592 Weaver Hill Rd

G&C Construction

Whipple St and Cash St
Fall River

G&G Plumbing

44 Cross Park Ave.

GARCIA HOME IMPROVEMENT

18 BLACKSTONE AVE

Home Creations

5187 Flat River Rd

Home Depot

387 Charles St

HOME PRO REMODELING

442 Binnicum Rd
Swansea

Home Works Renovations

17 Franconia Dr

Homemade Design

41 Monument Ave
Boston

Hometown Craftsman

80 N Washington St
North Attleboro

Houle Enterprises Inc.

23 Greene Street

IKITCHENS ETC LLC

125 Two Ponds Rd
Falmouth

Inspect Plus, LLC

414 Wood St
New Bedford

James Adams O

24 Border St

Jancon Exteriors

PO BOX F
Franklin

JC Construction

1033 Oak St
North Dighton

Kearns Construction

5 Shakedown Street
West Wareham

KEN BURDICK

156 ASYLUM ROAD

Kevin's Handyman Service

60 Freedom St
Fall River

kevins woodworks

221 london st
Fall River

KMD Custom Woodworking,LLC

46 Carnation Drive

LADIES CHOICE HOME IMPROVEMENT

135 HAFFARDS ST
Fall River

LAG Home Improvement

481 Joslin Road

LAMEIRO CONSTRUCTION INC

180 GEORGE WASHINGTON HWY

M / R DESIGN

21 Orchard Ave

M H Godbout Remodeling

22 Pinehurst Dr
Wareham

M J REMODELING ETC

30 MANCHESTER ST

M LAVOIE CONSTRUCTION

43 GATEHOUSE DR
Fall River

M.Carpentier Building Company

100 Hoffman Ave building 2

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

mahoneys magic

735 Willett Ave

Mike Barone Jr

1496 Douglas Ave

Mike's Millworks

229 Juniper St

Moonworks Home Improvement

1137 Park East Dr.

Mr Fix It

966 Narragansett Blvd

Mr. Bid

2878 orchard lake road

Murphy Construction

310 Cooper Hill Rd

Odd Jobs My Specialty

23 Milton St
New Bedford

Oliver Carpentry

140 Huard Street
Fall River

ONLINE BUILDERS

PO Box 5295

P.C.I. Interiors

72 Rollingwood Dr

PRIDE SERVICES

1 Fontneau Ave
Attleboro

Pristine Construction

22 Hillside Ave
Rehoboth

Pro Home Services, Inc.

243 Pleasant St
Ashland

PRO-PAINT PLUS INC

Quonset Business Park, 211 Babcock Road

R WALSH ROOFING

5 Glen St
Fall River

R.I. State Restoration

117 Gleaner Chapel Rd

Rado Construction Co.

857 MINERAL SPRING AVE

Refinishing Masters RI

10 Dorrance St. Suite 700

REMODELERS SHOWCASE

85 CORY ST
Fall River

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Ruth Restoration

74 Rock O Dundee rd
South Dartmouth

SALCO CONSTRUCTION

98 MAPLEVILLE RD

Slate & Tile Roofing

PO Box 66246
Auburndale

Smith Remodeling

50 dunnell lane

South Eastern Carpentry Inc

340 Commonwealth Ave
Attleboro Falls

Steve's Drywall

48 Cotter St

Steven M Sliney

40 Leander St

Stillman Contracting

1058 Greenwich Ave

STIRLING/BROWN ARCHITECTS

1 MOUNT VERNON ST
Winchester

T J Home Builders INC

287 WILLIAM REYNOLDS RD

T.HOLLERAN CONSTRUCTION

725 YELLOW HILL RD
North Dartmouth

Taglione Const

297 Hoxie Ave

Tall Paul's Handyman Services

1017 Middle Street
Fall River

TaylorMade Remodeling

78 Blackburn St

The Wood jointer

729 June Street
Fall River

Thibeault Home Improvement

39 Danforth street
Fall River

THOR STUDIOS

100 Broadcommon Road

Vaz Construction

614 Admiral St

VENTURE WINDOW

859 N MAIN ST

Veteran Contractors

73 Prospect St

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wave Construction

141 propect st

White Contracting

366 Minerva Ave

WINDOWS PLUS

104 SHIRLEY BLVD

Windows Plus Home Improvement

10 NYE ST
New Bedford

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