Linthicum Remodeling Contractors

in Linthicum, MD

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I’ve tried to keep this short… if interested, please feel free to contact me for more details of our harrowing experience.
In April 2014, we hired in good faith,
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as our Architect to do the design (and build) for some additions and layout changes to our single family residence. We also communicated to
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that we want to have the work done in a timely manner before the winter due to our infant son's fragile health; he understood and agreed.
Its October 2014 now, and looking back, in our experience,
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turned out to be more of a slippery salesman than an architect. He was also aggressive/overbearing, and on multiple occasions made us feel like he was doing us a favor by working on the project.
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gave us an initial estimate of $150K for the construction, but then kept increasing this disproportionately at every opportunity. When I questioned some of the increases, he would start his slippery act and say that he’s not sure why, and that his brother would give the final quote at the end of the process. So, instead of pushing him harder or canceling the contract, we thought that we should just wait to talk to his brother. We also rationalized that his reasonably good "B" cost rating on Angie's List indicated that his rates would be reasonable/competitive. We were so wrong! The final construction quote his brother
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gave us was an incredible $374K+!! This was even higher than his increasing estimates, and also more than double of what other contractors have bid now.
We would have ignored all this and moved on, but what finally hurt us the most was that the "Design Contract" he had us sign had a fine print clause stating that its for a "Conceptual Design". We were novices, so we asked him what all the jargon meant, and trusted his explanation that he would be our architect, do the design, and get us past city planning approvals, which he did. However, he never revealed that if we chose to not sign up with them for the construction, that we would need to hire another architect to complete the architectural work! If he had told us, we would have shown him the door... no time and budget conscious homeowner would agree to find and pay for an architect twice! Looking at their contract now, I can clearly see how unfairly its been worded to try to protect their business, and not their customers.
In our last meeting at his office…
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LIED and made me visit in person, saying he could not email me the CAD file since it was too large. It was just his ploy to have me first sign a document stating that our contract was complete, as a pre-condition to handing me the CD. Due to our situation I didn’t want any further delays, so I signed it, and then asked him if he would be willing to help us with any architectural questions or work, if any arose? Instead of agreeing to stand behind his work, he plainly refused saying that contractually his work is done. I tried to explain that we had hired him as our architect, but he refused to listen. I started to leave, and politely mentioned that I would post a truthful and accurate review on Angie's List. He then RUDELY and LOUDLY attacked me threatening that if I did, he would
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me! He pulled out our contract, and pointed to me where he had me sign months ago, stating that "By signing this agreement the Owners agree not to post, either directly or through a third party, reviews about Craftsmen’s Guild Inc. on any publication, electronic or otherwise (including but not limited to Yelp, Angie's List, BBB, Board of Licensed Contractors), without first obtaining written consent from Craftsmen’s Guild Inc.". I walked out of their office feeling cheated, insulted and almost in tears on how badly I had been treated.
The next day (9/9/2014), the State of California enacted a law (Section 1670.8 of the Civil Code) making such non-disparagement clauses (anti-review) in contracts illegal, and also making it unlawful to threaten or seek to enforce any provision made unlawful under this section. The same day Craftsmen’s Guild emailed me a letter threatening that their attorney has advised them that if I post a negative review, they would
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me. Their attorney should have known that by making this threat, they were on the wrong side of the law!!
I can only conclude that this is how this business has artificially maintained a high rating on Angie's List... by threatening to
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clients who they try to gouge and treat badly! Beware of the Craftymen!!
- Kunal K.
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and his team are exceptionally personable, dedicated, considerate and honest. This is the 5th project he has done for me on my third property and has each time, he has gone the extra mile and not only completely the project contracted for but made sure it was done on time, on budget and left us completely satisfied. My wife is a perfectionist and she swears by
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and his team. I just bought an investment property and will be using
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and his team again, i have referred 7 customers to
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so far and all of them have thanked me profusely. Give them a call and have them quote your project, you will be very happy you did, good luck.
- eric B.
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We hired the company to remove an old ramp that the prior owner installed for a handicap relative and replace it with stairs with a small landing at that door. We also hired them to do exterior painting, both of the front door and all door trim around the house. The crew that came to look at the work needed and provide the estimate was amazing - on-time, professional, courteous. We were very pleased and looked forward to working with the company. We did not realize that none of them would be on-site for the work. Unfortunately, not all of the men they sent were on-time, professional, and courteous. To start with the good, the gentleman who removed the ramp and installed the stairs was terrific. He was on-time every day and communicated as needed, but without being a bother at all. Though we offered water to drink and the use of our restroom, he declined and went off-site for lunch and restroom breaks. He was hard working, showed up on time, and worked full days until the work was complete. The work was excellent. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the painter. He showed up late on the first day and was unprepared. He initially did not plan to do any preparation of the wood trim and was just going to start painting, without any scraping of the current paint (including where there was chips) or removal of items such as doorbells. When he left to get additional materials for the prep work, we removed those items ourselves to try to reduce further delay in the work. When he came back, his progress was very slow. In addition, he left early. As a result, by the end of the first day, little progress had been made. He arrived mid-morning on the second day and, again, made little progress. He was unable to remove the doorknob and peep hole on the front door, which we had to do ourselves. He took frequent breaks, using the restroom multiple times each hour. The paint job also was unsatisfactory. He left mid-afternoon. The next morning, we complained about some of the work and his hours when he arrived, at which point he became rude. We called and asked the company to send a replacement painter, which they did. It took a couple of days to finish the painting. Unfortunately, some of the paint is already chipping, and it appears we will need to find someone else to repaint again soon. We were very dissatisfied with this experience and the response of the company, which attributed this problem to personality differences when we asked for the replacement.
- Melissa J.
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External support beam and post had dry rot from over the years, as well as the end of one of the distal beam rafters. This was a job, in my opinion, only for the right company, and
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was the right company. I had done my research to make selection of
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from several resources. It carries the correct licensing/insurances/bonds, and Mr.
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has a sterling reputation for customer satisfaction. I was happy to wait for availability to fit my project into the schedule. Mr.
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kept me informed as to when my project was estimated to go forward. When the day came near, Mr.
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's workers contacted me to confirm project/date/time; on the day of, kept me apprised as to arrival time; and throughout the duration of the project were punctual, pleasant, knowledgeable, skillful, hard-working, and professional. I had expected the work to take several days, but they were finished in two. The roof had to be shored up while the beam/post were removed. What a hard job, removing/replacing that beam! Additionally, a cap or sleeve was installed on the end of the beam and caulked in place to prevent exposure to the elements. The end result is that the beam and post look better than they did when the house was new. One cannot notice that the end of the distal beam rafter has been repaired because it is so well done. I have already shown three of my neighbors my new beam/post and passed along Mr.
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's contact information. I will call upon the services of
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when my next project comes along.
- GAY C.
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Moody is the owner and general contractor of this independent local company. He is most ethical and thorough being on the job and working alongside his employees. Nothing goes unnoticed and inspected daily.
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explains everything clearly so you have no unexpected costs. He and his workers are on the job early and work a complete day.
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is knowledgeable in all aspects of home construction and will get you the best price with total assurance the project will be done correctly.
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Moody is also accessible when you contact him with any questions. We highly recommend T.G.M. Construction Services INC. for any your home projects.
- Dee W.
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After reading the positive reviews on Angie's List, I called the contractor to get an estimate for my work. I have a master bathroom that has been completely gutted (down to the studs) and needs drywall (including a ceiling) hung, a shower framed out, and possibly floor and wall tile laid also. I described the project in detail over the phone. When
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came over, he spent only a few minutes looking at the bathroom and did not ask very many questions. I got the impression he wasn't very interested in doing the job but thought surely he wouldn't have wasted his time and mine in coming over if he knew he didn't want to do a project like this. A few days later, I got a voicemail from him simply stating that for a small project like mine, I should call this materials supplier who might have a list of contractors that would be interested in doing the work, and have a nice day. I thought this was extremely rude and wasn't quite sure why he had gone to the trouble of even scheduling an appointment for an estimate when he clearly had better things to do. I had been told by a couple of other contractors that they were very busy with some other large projects, and if I still wanted them to quote me a bid it might be a little while. This kind of honesty would have been appreciated from
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, especially since I said I had already described the project in detail over the phone so I am not sure what the surprise was... Then he waited a few days only to tell me I should call a materials supplier (not even a contractor!) who may have time to deal with my piddly job. Frustrating and a waste of time.
- Ewa M.
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Owner is accomplished finish carpenter and has quality subs on tap for any services needed. On time, on budget and helped with some complex design changes, which turned out extremely well. Rebuilt walls of cabinets, kitchen cupboards and outside porch/decks/columns. House was 1913 craftsman and helped us prepare for highly successful sale.
We have known owner for 7+ years and his work ethic, integrity and knowledge is excellent for any/all building needs.
- MARLENE V.
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All Remodeling Contractors in Linthicum, MD

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A A Action Waterproofing Inc

410 S Camp Meade Rd
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Angler Carpentry LLC

711 Greentree Rd
Linthicum Heights, MD

Cole Younger Construction

306 Oakdale Rd
Linthicum Heights, MD

HYDRO-SERV EXTERIOR CLEANING

209 W MAPLE RD
Linthicum Heights, MD

KLA CONTRACTING

522 GREENWOOD RD
Linthicum Heights, MD

Maryland Rebath

5191 Raynor Avenue
Linthicum Heights, MD

METRO SEALANTS & WATERPROOFING

1041 W NURSERY RD
Linthicum Heights, MD

MH Construction, Inc

PO Box 124
Linthicum Heights, MD

Mr Basement

832 Oregon Ave Ste H
Linthicum Heights, MD

TRI-STATE STAIR & RAIL INC

406 Applegate Ct
Linthicum Heights, MD

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