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Frank F.
"If I remember right I called this gentleman and left a message on his answering machine. He did not call me back so the next day or so( again I don't remember) I call him again" telling him that he had not returned my first call and ask him to again give me a call back. This he did and chewed me out, in fact he literally called me a lier telling me that I never called because he all ways returns the calls that he gets himself. As it is he does not come down to my town any whey BUT I did not apreciate being called a liar
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Edward D.
"Very poorly. Worst experience I have ever had with a contractor. .Plumbing & HVAC work was good. Concrete and construction work was poor. Hired in early Nov,2013 because He promised" to raise house in
and be completely finished by 2/28/2014. He promised a stress free experience but it was the most stressful experience I have ever had with a contractor. He did not complete all of the work specified in the contract. He kept suggesting changes that did not make sense. Exorbitant charges for work not covered in contract. For example: $3800. for underground electric which was done by Atlantic City Electric for $1600. Damage was caused to existing concrete because
precautions were not taken to protect it. He kept promising to finish job but demanded money in advance. We tried our best to work things out with him and on 6/28/2014, my wife spoke to him and confirmed the conversation by email. He promised to make every effort to have decks completed by 7/04/2014. Instead, on 7/04/2014 he sent a change order demanding $11197. which I said was unacceptable and refused to sign. On 7/07/2014, I contacted my attorney who sent him a termination letter on 7/08/2014. No work had been performed since 6/10.2014. He received the letter on 7/11/2024 and continued to send me threathening emails until 7/17/2014. No work had been performed since 6/10/2014. I hired another contractor who finished the job in 3 1/2 days with much superior workmanship on 7/25/2014. Upon applying for the elevation certificate, we found that the air conditioning units had not been raised to the correct height and the platform had to be rebuilt. Also we discovered the main beam was not replaced as specified in the plans. It was a huge mistake to hire to hire this contractor and I have a large file of broken promises, overcharges and poor workmanship.
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Sharman B.
"It was a nightmare!!
is not competent, not truthful, and not professional. His method of operation is to show up at the job site after hours, when the subs" are not present, shoot some photos on his cell phone and send lots of upbeat text messages that belie the actual situation. We discovered that he passed bad checks to three subcontractors with promises that he would make them good because he was getting a "big draw" soon. Meanwhile, the money we had already given him, thousands, that were carefully specified according to a completion schedule by the contract, were unaccounted for. He kept asking for more money before work was completed and before inspections had been made. When we demanded repayment of funds to us he refused. This was our money, intended for our project, yet we have no idea where it has gone; certainly it was not spent on our residence. He has ignored a demand letter from our attorney even though we have receipts and evidence of his misdeeds. My objective is to provide warning to others who may be considering using
for a home project. don't!!! He plays the role of caring, qualified GC like an
, but it is all smoke and mirrors.

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Angie's Answers

Yes, but you won't like what will probably happen (this is a worst case scenario, hopefully you will avoid most):

The purpose for a building permit is to ensure meeting the minimum standards for construction practices and minimum safety standards.  A contractor who works without a permit, does so because they know they are not in compliance (and to save money at your expense).  They knew they should have had inspections and permits for their work.  Who ever built the addition should be reported to both the building official as well as the Better Business Bureau.  It is ultimately the homeowner who is responsible for ensuring the proper permits have been applied for, though.

So when you apply for your permit, you will be pretending as if the work is not completed (you do not hide this fact, you just have to follow the correct process as if it hadn't been built).  Your first stop will be with zoning; can you even add an addition, do you have the proper clearances from the side, front and rear property lines.  If it is a bedroom, does the septic system (perk test) support an additional bedroom.  If your building already meets or exceeds the amount of building allowed on the site or if you do not have the clearances required from the property line, your addition may be required to be removed.  There are appeal processes and variance requests you can try before tearing down the addition (Get an architect).

If your zoning review is fine, next you go to permitting.  Here you will submit plans (drawings) of what was built.  If you do not have these plans, consider hiring an Architect to generate As-Built drawings for this use.  Hopefully the plan review comes back with no changes, or you will alread know your addition is not in compliance and may face rebuilding.  Depending on the type of construction, your zoning and your local building requirements, you will be required to have inspections of your foundation / footings, the framing, the electrical, mechancial and HVAC systems, etc. affected by the work. 

This may require digging the ground back up so the inspector can confirm foundation depth, size and draingage requirements.  The interior wall finishes (gypsum board, panelling, etc) may have to be removed in some or all areas so the framing and electrical can be inspected (If one area fails, be prepared to pull all areas down).  At each inspection, if the work is found to be lacking, then you will have to correct the work before getting permission to use the room.  If there is an electrical or safety violation found, it is possible the Building Official could declare the entire property inhabitable until the offenses are corrected (IE you are homeless until it is fixed).

As you can see, you have to hope beyond belief that the builder constructed everything correctly and that the building officials will work with you to minimize the amount of deconstruction necessary to inspect the work.

Also, you will be charged all the fees associated with plan review and permitting, and you will be charged for each inspection visit (as your builder would have been charged initially had they followed the law).

As for value, here is the real concern:  If your home burns down or faces some similar disaster, your home owners insurance will balk at paying; they will blame the illegal construction as the cause.  As for the value of your building, not having a permit will make any buyer have a difficult time getting their own insurance, thus harder to sell.  The room itself will add value to your property, if it isn't a hazard (IE permitted). 

Also, taxes are based upon assessments, which use the land records.  Building without a permit, can be seen by local officials as an attempt to avoid paying property taxes, since the land records do not show the addition.  Until the official tax records reflect an accurate statement of your building, you may face fines, tax fees and other costs associated with the improvement depending upon how long it has been there unreported.

You may wish to contact a local, licensed Architect who works with the local building department.  They will know the personel, know which forms you need to fill out first and how to protect you from an overzealous Building Official (there are exceptions and options within the Code that the Building Official may forget or ignore that an Architect can request be used to prevent tear down or damage).  Next time you go to build get the Architect first to protect yourself from what this construction firm did to you.

Good luck!
Unfortunately this is not something you will easily resolve; and even if you were to win, the amount of time and funds spent will probably exceed the cost of the actual repair.

Each state has different rules on what "as-is" means, but almost all use the term when it comes to realestate sales.  At two years, you are facing a hurdle that any issue could be the result of new conditions, acceptable wear / settlement, etc.  Has there been any changes in the area? (New house built next door, new addition, earthquake, flooding, etc?)

While you may have been given a home warranty with the purchase (do check your sales paperwork to see if there is any warranty and what it covers for how long) the house is sold to you as-is; it is your responsibility to raise concerns prior to taking over the house, so going back two years later is a huge up hill batle.

The home inspector is also going to be found faultless, as their reports almost always have words like "consult with an expert. . ." after each report section and they have disclaimers for missed items, etc. I got certified as a home inspector and was surprised at just how little they actually require you to know to become an inspector. They are really just an extra pair of eyes to help inexpereinced home owners look where most people don't look or go.  You even mention that the repair work was well masked, so you didn't notice it until you began looking for it.  A good inspector might have caught it, but you won't win any court cases proving yours wasn't good enough.

The Seller will claim that any foundation issues were fixed and resolved, which is why they marked "No" on the foundation issue section.  They fixed it; so it was no longer an issue.  If it came back, that is a new issue.  You and I know this is bogus, but to win in court you have to prove intent; and the builder can easily show they thought it was fixed.  Or, they might even be able to claim they were unaware - the repairs were from the previous owner, and were hidden so well HE and YOU didn't notice them.

So the next step is to meet with your home insurance agent.  As I mentioned above, if there have been any enviromental changes (a new house next door could have changed the underground water table flow or pressures, for example) you may be covered.  Even if there are no issues, you still may have a policy that allows for major repairs to be covered after a certian cost threshold, etc.  You'd be surprised at what your home owners insurance covers - find out first; they might have in house or low cost engineers who will do the initial inspection, etc.  They also will provide advice on your home sale; if they think you have a case against the Seller.

Best of luck on this issue.  Make sure any solution you pay for solves the cause (Stress on the wall), and doesn't just fix the results (cracks).

"Like a sunroom" indicating the addition has yet to be built?  If it's just a remodel there are several remodeling contractors to choose from.  If you also need the addition built pick a general contractor with experience building new construction as well as additions.  If s/he provides a price before the plans and specifications are on paper drop them like a hot potato.  They don't know what they're doing.  Whether they have the ability to provide the plans and specifications first or they refer you to an architect you must have plans to properly bid a major remodel or addition.  It is also good practice anyway just to make sure both parties are on the same page and understand exactly what will be done.

Just a note about the "type" of contractors described in another answer.  The one's who do most or all of the work themselves are not very profitable without doing something illegal or cutting corners somewhere, if they finish the job.  The time a contractor spends on a job takes away from the office time needed to run a proper business and chase new leads to keep working after your job is finished.  There are honest people out there who do everything themselves and don't need to make much money in a year but they are few and far between, typically retired and so the work as a means to keep active and make a little side money.  Others try to do a couple of jobs at once and rob from the funds of one to help pay for the other.  They just aren't experienced enough and were probably sub-contractors who suddenly thought they could run the show.  I've seen it repeatedly.  They hit up the customer for more money due to their own budget planning or abandon the job because they aren't making any more money.  be leary of a contractor who does not either use an employed or sub-contracted crew, meaning they manage the project's quality, time, and money distribution.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
FYI: CPVC and PEX are two different materials and installed differently.  PEX is not intended to be glued but instead has special crimp fittings.  PEX is a brand name of one product that is manufactured slightly differently by others as well so it is important that the same brand fittings are used to match the pipe material.

Mobile homes used CPVC for years and some still do.  It works fine but is not as strong as a properly soldered copper pipe system.  Is the contractor installing this new plumbing a licensed plumber?  I'd be surprised if he is since he's using CPVC and not PEX (or similar) or copper.  PEX pipe is even cheaper than CPVC when run by a knowledgable plumber.  It doesn't require nearly as many joints since it comes in rolls and can flex through spaces easily.

There are some groups raising a fuss about BPA and other chemicals found in plastics that don't like the use of CPVC, PVC, or PEX pipe.  I haven't seen the results of any lab tests to confirm or dispute their concerns.  As far as durability goes it's fairly safe as long as it's properly installed and secured.  It is not as susceptible to hard water damage as copper.  It absolutely must be insulated along it's entire length to protect it from contact to other materials as well as freezing.  Also, the fixtures in the house need to be grounded electrically since the pipe itself provides no electrical protection against accidental shock or electrocution.  In a copper plumbed house the system is grounded so static electricity, a short in a wire near a water line, or lightning strike will carry the current out through the pipe instead of through the water to you, ideally.

If it's installed correctly you should be fine but make sure the contractor knows what he is doing and follows the proper procedures to use CPVC pipe.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services

Home Building reviews in Williamstown


Contractor was on time. Work was started right away and complete before the end of the day. Both jobs came out better than expected. We have had work done by
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and his crew prior to this job including a bathroom remodel. They are very professional and the quality of work is excellent. They also stand behind their work. We had some minor issues with grout after a job and they came back and fixed it at no additional charge, even though the issue may have been with the product and not the workmanship. We will continue to use them for all of our projects.
- Paul L.

This contractor did an outstanding job. He was always on time and very professional. The area selected for the carport had to be graded first. The contractor personally performed this function, and then they started framing the structure. After the framing was completed, a roof was put down and a concrete slab had to be poured. The materials used were of good quality. The contractor matched the roofing as close as possible to the original roof on my house, although the original roof was already eight years old. The match was almost perfect. The contractor did exactly what I asked for. I requested that the carport be stained as opposed to being painted. The contractor matched the color of the carport to my existing fence. It took three days to complete and they were always on time and cleaned up the general work area at the end of each day. I asked that some special touches be added and the contractor came up with ideas that were even better than what I was expecting. I would highly recommend this contractor to anyone. He will be doing more work for me in the future, which will include, remodeling my kitchen. I had absolutely no problems with this contractor..
- Freda D.

I had to hire all electricians, plumbers, landscapers, someone to build building. He did not even pull permits that we were supposed to have our contractor pull. If you called him, he would not answer phone. Text him? No answer. He is THE WORST ever in contractors for Panama City, Florida area. Please do not waste your time with this contractor. He will take your money and not even complete a quarter of the work before you never hear from him again.
- Beach H.

Let this company pass you by. Started out fine and then we didn't see him for a week. No explanation where he'd gone. Worked another couple of days gone for a day or two. Not waiting for a sub to come. Found out he was working on several jobs at the same time, by himself. Work was fine, took six months to get the little bathroom almost done. We had a problem with water leaking from the shower door. He mad an attempt to fix it then we never saw him again.
- Richard G.

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was our contractor. He oversaw each project in the kitchen remodel, including construction, plumbing, cabinetry, flooring, and appliance instillation. The individuals that are on his construction team performing the various functions are very professional and customer oriented. We could not have been more pleased.
- Bobby F.

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was very responsive and had lots of good ideas for the project. It did take a little longer than he said to get the initial numbers to us. We did not end up doing the project at all because of cost - not because of
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- David E.

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and his team were quick efficient and did a great job.
The whole job took them four days. They also arrived on time and finished the tasks that they said they would that day.
They were mindful to minimize the impact to both our neighbor's and our yard.
Our new expanded driveway looks amazing.
We have had compliments from everyone on the block
We recommend
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and his team to anyone needing concrete work done
- Chris C.

All Home Builders in Williamstown, MA

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A Few Good Tradesmen

52 Harvard St.

A Francis Contracting Inc

69 Lincoln St

Aaron Basement Technologies

14 Colony Road
West Springfield

AJ Construction Company

PO Box 541
West Wareham



All In One Remodeling Services

188 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd
East Sandwich

Allsson Home Improvement

15 Garland Rd

Ames & Young Inc

5 Vine St


PO BOX 1533
North Adams



Barriere Design Associates







27 Melrose Street

Callahan Tile

serving MA and RI
North Attleboro


61 Mechanic Street

Cape Cod Roofing & Siding

111 Hathaway St

CMV Contracting

16091 rt 22

Commonwealth Risk Management

139 Webster Hill Rd.

Considine Construction LLC

277 Ashley Falls Rd.


277 Ashley Falls Rd

Custom Homes

58 Newcomb Rd

D.L. Sgarzi Builders

Elm Street

David L DeGiorgis Wood Craftsman Inc.

418 W Housatonic St

DiOrio Builders And Designers Inc

5050 Washington St
West Roxbury

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd


Jefferson blvd

E & B Home Improvement

45 Mountain View Terrace


42 Fisher Hill Rd

Framing to Finish LLC

41 Middlefield Rd.



GGC Construction, LLC

6418 Green Meadow Rd. NW

Grayhouse Partners Inc

1081 Main Street/ PO Box 334

Grayhouse Partners Inc

1081 Main Street


215 S Main St



Hurlburt Building Contractors

25 Fairman Rd


1478 EAST ST



JRE Masonry

61 Norwood Ter

May Enterprises

5 Brown Ave.

Messina Builders

233 Cedar Hill Rd

Mountain Window & Siding

14 Pine St

MRM Contracting

28 Noel Dr


Newton Center

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PO Box 532
Great Barrington

Nationwide Lifts of Mass

231 Woburn St


1 Mifflin Place

Neary Construction

PO Box 245
North Easton

nolan house plans

49 cascade st.


11700 Plaza American Dr

Old House Works

842 Washington St

Oxford Deleading Inc

8 Lind St

Patlin Enterprises

95 East Hawley Rd



Prudential Remodeling

1 Westview Terr

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Rick Houldsworth Custom Carpentry

57 W Center Rd
West Stockbridge

Rotolo Home Improvement Inc.

685 Walker St.
North Adams



Scandinavian Log Homes

1861 NE 146 Street

Scheer Construction

PO Box 600

Sebastien Derobert

139 Summer St

Simplex Industries

1 Simplex Dr.

Skeean Real Estate

5 S Main St.

SS Home Improvements

110 Town Hill Rd

StG Services

111 Plesantdale Rd

Sturdy Home Improvement

9 Short St

Swiss Appeal Carpentry

151 Purgatory Rd

T & D Remodeling

North Billerica

Tewksbury Windows & Door

2136 Main St

The Johnson Group

1810 Franklin Crossing

Tom Truong

133 Hancock St

Top Notch Transitional Services

3 Boulevard St

Top Notch Woodworks

1 Cottage St

Tracey Davis DBA JANS Construction

4 Oakmont Ave

Tremont Builders

573 Pecks Rd



Vista Home Improvement

2003 Riverdale Road
West Springfield

William Doiron Construction

37 Spruce Dr

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