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can look at the results, we can only say, “Wow!”
The crew started the project on time, and worked quickly to place the frame and rough-ins. Unless they were using their tools, they were so quiet we could scarcely tell they were there. They cleaned up thoroughly after each work day, so there was little dust or disturbance to the rest of thehouse. The electrical, painting, drywall, and carpet crews were extremely well coordinated; as a result there was very little delay during the course of the project. In fact they finished earlier than projected. Each crew member also courteously informed us when they would be working, and accommodated our requests with specially ordered items.
The finished project is more fabulous than we could have anticipated! The kitchenette is attractive and modern, the painting reflects great attention to detail, and the molding and finishes gorgeously installed. To
This guy lied to me from the very beginning, and all through the entire contract, until the bitter end. He will B.S. you until the cows come home, and as I learned, he really doesn't know much about home construction.
I had a fairly large project of an addition along with a deck and screen porch. I requested bids from 3 different companies and Clockwork came in at the lowest price. One of my requirements was that I wanted 90% of the job done by employees of the company that I hired. He told me that he had 22 employees and assured me that they would do the majority of the work. I found out later that he immediately bid out the entire job to several subcontractors. There were 2 employees who showed up part time to do bits of the work, but the rest was done by subs. The majority of the work was done by 2 subcontractors working together, the guys that "won the bid".
During the job, Clockwork had the subcontractors perform much of the work out of sequence just so that he could bill for milestones sooner. Because of this, we had rain coming into our bedroom and dining room in April. The subs removed part of the the roof but were told not to replace it until they replaced some windows and doors.
He had been billing me far ahead of the work that was completed, and at first I trusted him. However, after the incident with the rain in the dining room, I told him that I was slowing down on payments until the work caught up. His reaction, without even a phone call back to me, was to pull the the subs off of the job. That was his attempt to intimidate me. I then called a lawyer who informed me that Clockwork was in material breech of contract for performing the tasks out of sequence and for walking off of the job. I informed Clockwork that if he didn't clean up his act, I would be making calls to MHIC and the MD Dept of Labor, which then made Clockwork realize that I was serious. We renegotiated the contract, removing parts of it and changing the payment schedule. At that point, I watched him every single step of the way. And I paid him on my schedule when the work was completed correctly.
Luckily I had built a good relationship with the subs by then and with constant supervision on my part, I was able to get most of the job done eventually (4 months after the original finish date in the 3 month contract).
With about 3 weeks left to finishing up, Clockwork decided to stop paying for the port-o-potty. The laborers that he hired from Home Depot parking lot to grade the dirt and
Finally, I basically fired Clockwork before the job was completed and had them give me a credit so that I could finish the job myself. I hired the 2 subcontractors who did the majority of the work and we had a good working relationship. I can give you their names because I can recommend them. They have pride in their work.
But not Clockwork. Clockwork is a slimeball contractor. He's exactly the kind of person you don't want to do business with. I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture.
I appreciate the quick scheduling and suggestions by It speaks volumes of the company that they worked with me to address these.
Their personnel were punctual and courteous. Each day they cleaned up the work area which is highly appreciated.
Few days after the project was done we had few questions about connecting the theater system and we called
My recommendation would be to choose ACH group for your renovation projects because you'll be getting the best bang for your buck.
Once construction began
The deck was completed within the timeframe originally scheduled and there were no surprises in terms of price. The construction and design have proven robust and I am completely satisfied with the way things turned out. My overall experience was quite positive and I would recommend
Once work began the project went beautifully. It started right on time and all work was completed in four weeks, which was two weeks earlier than the time estimate of 6 weeks I was given initially. These men worked hard and efficiently, no fooling around ever. I think they work too hard, to tell the truth!
I was able to follow their progress and see how the bathrooms (including walls) were both completely removed, then ultimately replaced. The crew were more than construction workers; they were craftsmen that did beautiful, careful work and took pride in it. They consulted me regularly to make sure everything was as I wanted it to be, paying attention to the smallest details,even on things such as the angle of the safety bars near the end of the job. They worked in this manner for the dressing area as well.
They were clean and careful to use dropcloths to protect my floors and rugs, and cleaned up when they were finished each day. There is inevitably some dust, and I protected some other areas myself (for example, book cases, so I wouldn't have to dust each book at the end of the job). But they cleaned up their work both inside my home and outside where they cut tile, flooring, etc. They were careful and considerate of my neighbors as well (I live in a condominium so neighbors are close by) and were as careful as possible not to disturb them in any way.
And as I said, they are more craftsmen than construction workers. They care about details of their work and want it to be as perfect as I did. On top of that, they are friendly and nice. I feel like no matter how nice the salesperson is (and he is!), it is the crew who are in the home every day--they are like ambassadors for the company to the homeowner. These men are wonderful, and their work is truly beautiful. I highly recommend AES for any home improvement job you may have. (I first met AES in 2002 for a different job estimate when I was in a different home. I didn't choose them at that time and regretted it then, and was determined not to make the same mistake every again. I still did a lot of research on contractors, interviewed other contractors for this job and seriously considered all of them, but ultimately it was clear that AES was the best. It was absolutely the right choice and I am glad I chose them.
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