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"From the beginning,
was very collaborative, getting our (sometimes vague) impressions and requests, and giving us options. He was flexible" in allowing us to get our own appliances, and taking delivery even though he had not ordered them. He did the work mostly as explained. There were some delays caused by illness and so forth, but the work was completed in substantially the promised schedule, and, most importantly,
took care to minimize the time dueing whihc teh kitchen would not be usable; for example by carefully timing counter template and the other components, and by installing a temporary sink between the old counter was demolished and the time the new counter was installed. We had a glitch in which
showed that he is responsible and trustworthy: our faucet (a fancy German one with a filter) was either faulty or badly installed;
took it upon himself to talk to the manufacturer and to the dealer, replacing various parts over several weeks (involving several trips from his base that is not so close) and then finally prevailing upon the parties to replace my faucet with a completely different one, that he installed, at no additional cost to me.

-Juan L.

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"We contacted
because a few of our friends had a positive experience with him. During the planning phase, he listened to our needs and made" some great suggestions that we ended up going with. We had some challenges with figuring out how to design the roof lines to fit with our 2nd floor windows. Other contractors we looked at couldn't come up with a way. He was able to come up with a fantastic solution. His quote was very competitive/fair. He took us to some porches he had built in the past. Being open to showing us some past jobs went a long ways. The workmanship and quality were excellent. We particularly liked his work crew who had been with him for years (this is important because in the end, that is who does most of the work). They were polite and did quality work. We liked the fact that the work area was spotless at the end of each day.
stopped by at least daily to check on the progress, quality and our satisfaction. When we pick a contractor we also pick "the person".
is a quality person and we continue to see him around town and enjoy his company. We highly recommend

-Michael A.

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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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No.  Heck no.  Here's a good example.  We very recently needed to find someone to install about 500 square feet of exotic wood flooring (we already have the materials).  We contacted about 12-15 top-rated Angieslist contractors.  Out of the few who did get back to us, we got 5 quotes, 2 of them were literally just over the phone.  They "didn't feel it would be necessary to even see the space". 

 

Here were the bids: 

$4000 (sight unseen), $2800 (sight unseen), $2500, $1500, $1450

 

We didn't "share our budget for this".  Why would we?  We asked them to bid the job.  That's it.  All of them should be well-qualified and they are all highly rated.  We were interested in how THEY value their time/resources - for an apples/apples job. 

 

Do you still think that you should tell them about your budget?  Your choice.  From my standpoint it isn't their business.  I'm asking them to bid on a project.  Invariably I'll get some very high bids, medium bids and a few more reasonable ones - ALL from "highly rated contractors". 

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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 Dimondale

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They did a great job. They are responsive and listen to customers concern. I will definitely use their service again.
- Carmencita S.
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All went well, Doggers made a relatively good job in communicating with me promptly, there was a time where I did feel left out of the loop but only due to a
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lack of communication. I did my research when deciding which contactor I wanted to go with, and I
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say these guys did not disappoint me. I already have another contracted project with them for a different property in the works, I will post an update when its finished.
- michael C.
A

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Basically rebuilt a very large patio wooden structure and repainted same.
Painted main house trim and back house.
Replaced outdoor lights with
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Repaired stucco wall and repainted same.
All workmen very pleasant and professional.
Small extra repairs or painting done without fuss or extra charge....More /> Work started and completed when promised.
Recommended most highly.

- Lewis G.
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not punctual, one day say he would be here in the morning, did not come until the afternoon, said he was with his son's real estate agent dickering about $50.00 on a foreclosed home. Uncomfortable with his saying it took 1 1/2 hours to go to
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to buy paint supplies, have four cans of paint mixed into one large tub and buy 4 more gallons of paint. Called two different SW stores and each person I spoke with said at most, would maybe take 1/2 hour. called and cancelled any further work.
- Mary L D.
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Based on the very positive reviews found on Angie's list, my wife called
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on March 9th to requests an estimate. We were told they could be out the next day to look at master bath and work up estimate. The next morning my wife called back to advise we would be out for just a bit in the morning but that if there was no answer at the home number we had left the day before, to please call her on her cellphone so that we could come straight back home. We never received a return call (at either the home or cell phone number) and no one ever showed ..
I thought we would give this company the benefit of the doubt but now a week has gone by with no further response from the company. We could perhaps understand if one contact number was inadvertently misplaced, but two ???
- Edgar M.
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I was in need of a few small projects for my new home and contacted
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. After multiple attempts at trying to get someone on the phone I left several messages. Almost two weeks later, someone finally called me back and scheduled a date and time to come to my house to give me a quote. Of course, no one ever showed up. It was raining pretty bad that day so I anticipated that
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might be late or not able to make it, so I called again (no one picked up of course) and I left a message asking if someone would still be making it and if not, if they would at least call me back so I could re-schedule. Its been a few weeks now, and no response still.
If you want someone's business, pick up your phone and return your calls.
- Palak P.
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They were very professional. The guys working here were very nice, which is a bonus when you have people in your home for a few weeks. The end result looks great and they completed the work on time. We are very happy with the results.
- Angie F.
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Timely and complete. Answered all questions and made appropriate arrangements as necessary. Thoroughly cleaned up afterwards and put down furniture and floor protection over all areas as appropriate.
- James H.

All Remodeling Contractors in Dimondale, MI

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A-OK MECHANICAL

5601 Aurelius Rd
Lansing

ACG Construction

PO Box 134
Springport

ACI Construction

309 Olivet rd
Bellevue

ACTION BUILDING & REMODELING

400 W JEFFERSON ST
Dimondale

AH Construction and Handyman Services

2260 S. Smith RD
Eaton Rapids

ALEX CONSTRUCTION & SERVICE LLC

5513 JOSHUA ST
Lansing

All Phase Remodeling Inc

2720 Alpha Access
Lansing

ALL WEATHER MECHANICAL

3216 w st Joseph st
Lansing

Alpha & Omega Construction

2900 Shirley Dr
Jackson

Aluminum Supply Co.

PO Box 1366
Jackson

Ameri Pro Restoration LLC

13482 N Wheaton Road
Grand Ledge

ARCHITECTURAL RESOURCE

2301 Platt Road
Ann Arbor

Artifice Studios LLC

1701 Thompson St.
Lansing

Atlas Home Improvement

10824 Plaza Dr
Whitmore Lake

Autumn Plumbing and Remodeling LLC

100 N. Oakland St.
Saint Johns

Barratt Construction LLC

Willow Hwy
Grand Ledge

Bathmasters Inc

3051 52nd St SE
Grand Rapids

Bel Company

504 Snapdragon Ln.
Dewitt

Bilt-Rite Construction Co

3120 N EAST ST
Lansing

BKH Development

611 W Main St
Grand Ledge

Bob Fox Home Improvement

1126 W Rundle Ave
Lansing

Bob Stapleton Construction, LLC

11551 Bunker Hwy
Eaton Rapids

Bofysil Construction LLC

6062 Limestone Ln
Dimondale

Boss Construction

8254 Lockerbie Rd.
Parma

Brand Builders

1525 W Kinsel Hwy
Charlotte

Brian Colley Builder

6941 S Washington Ave
Lansing

C & L Ward Brothers Co

9284 Lapeer Rd
Davison

C A Smith Construction, LLC

1778 East Webb Road
Dewitt

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cantrall Can The Handy Man

5912 Schafer Rd
Lansing

Carolina Construction LLC

415 Raymerville Ct
Eaton Rapids

Carpentry by Day

6322 Sherwood Hwy
Olivet

CARPENTRY INC BUILDERS

1900 W PRICE RD
Saint Johns

Carpentry Plus Building Inc

1617 Ainger Rd
Charlotte

CENTENNIAL WOODWORKING LLC

10850 HOLLISTER RD
Laingsburg

Central Michigan Glass Block

2206 king st.
Saginaw

Chai Design

4445 Wausua Rd.
Okemos

Champion Window of Grand Rapids

4717 Broadmoor Ave SE
Grand Rapids

Chimney Cricket

221 N Washington Sq
East Lansing

Christiaan's Gutters LLC

1620 #2 Aurelius Rd
Holt

Clint's Building & Home Repair

1040 W Main St
Grand Ledge

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Comfort First Heating & Cooling, Inc.

3375 N. Waverly Rd.
Lansing

Complete Home Improvements

712 Barnes Rd
Mason

Custom Built Design & Remodeling

2037 W Grand River Ave
Okemos

D & T General Contracting

2497 N. Portage Rd.
Jackson

Dennis Construction

239 Market St.
Eaton Rapids

Derek VanKirk Builders

6715 McDonald Rd.
Olivet

Diamond Carpentry and Remodeling

9381 Vermontville Hwy
Dimondale

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Dollins Construction Inc

5363 Royce Rd.
Webberville

Earth Contours Construction

5127 Lake Grove Dr
White Lake

EB Companies

16050 Center Rd
East Lansing

EBI Construction

3393 W Gratiot County Line Rd
Saint Johns

Economides Architects LLC

912 COOLIDGE RD
East Lansing

Energy Plus Home Improvements

4355 N Lumberjack Rd
Riverdale

ENVISION REMODELING

8713 SHEPARDSVILLE RD
Laingsburg

Esser Builders LLC

739 N. Aurelius Rd.
Mason

EverDry Waterproofing of Grand Rapids

5273 DIVISION AVE S
Grand Rapids

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Finicky Flooring

550 S. Alpine Lk. Dr.
Jackson

Fix My Crawl LLC

28712 Wall st
Wixom

FULL HOUSE BUILDERS

11539 HIGHLAND CT
Dimondale

G S FEDEWA BUILDERS

5570 Okemos Rd
East Lansing

GCS CO LLC

521Looking Glass ave

Glinsky Construction LLC

PO Box 127
Rives Junction

Great Lakes Residential Services

1328 Bennett Rd
Lansing

GRIFFES CONSTRUCTION

1165 HOUSE RD
Webberville

HALM & PERKINS, LLC

3535 KANSAS RD
Okemos

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

HANDY ANDY

1217 Fern Hill Ct
Lansing

HARTON'S ROOFING

3401 W BELLEVUE HWY.
Olivet

Hayes Plumbing & Drain Cleaning

8133 Corrison Rd
Grand Ledge

Heart & Hammer Remodeling & Renovations

2169 Narrow Lake Rd.
Charlotte

Holt Builders LLC

1624 Stonehaven Dr
Holt

Holt Home Improvement

4855 Sugar Bush Ln
Holt

Home Management Company (HMCo)

PO Box 4883
East Lansing

Home Wreckers Construction Co

2145 Georgetown Blvd
Lansing

HOMES OF EXCELLENCE

PO Box 2
Crystal

Homeview Improvements Llc

1475 N M 52
Owosso

Horizon Contractors LLC

3153 W Vermontville Hwy
Charlotte

Ingram Home Builders

PO Box 335
East Lansing

J & A Construction Inc.

5768 Leland Rd.
Laingsburg

J&H Construction

207 W. Capitol Ave.
Bellevue

Jack Duncan Palmer Builder

4159 Vanneter Rd
Williamston

JACK'S CARPENTRY AND REPAIR INC.

1231 E Nye Hwy
Charlotte

JD interiors

4460 decamp

JLS BUILDERS INC

16675 S BAUER RD
Grand Ledge

JOE MONTGOMERY BUILDER INC

122 S LINCOLN ST
Charlotte

K and J Construction

1102 W 5 Pt Highway
Charlotte

K Fedewa Builders Inc

7051 W Parks Rd
St. Johns

Kodiak Construction LLC

1622 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids

Koone Construction

16430 Park Lake Rd Lot #121
East Lansing

Kurt Hinds Building & Renovation, LLC

333 Academy Street
Portland

L & K CONSTRUCTION

190 HOEHN CT
Dimondale

L J TRUMBLE BUILDERS LLC

2331 N Larch
Lansing

LaFollette Custom Homes Ltd

145 W Grand River Ave
Williamston

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Lee's Handyman & More

12775 W Michigan Ave
Parma

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Magna Dry of Lansing

3232 W St Joseph
Lansing

MARTY'S HANDYMAN and consulting service LLC

5624 S WASHINGTON AVE
Lansing

McDowell's Tile

6430 Cheshire Dr
Dimondale

Midpoint Construction LLC

2760 Paldan Dr
Auburn Hills

Miteff Plumbing

1717 Stoney Point Dr
Lansing

MOLEMEN a Terminix Company

1582 Roth Dr.,
Lansing

Mr. Bid

2878 orchard lake road
Keego Harbor

MYNC CONSTRUCTION

11480 S WRIGHT RD
Eagle

Nick's Home Improvements

4197 Watson Avenue
Holt

Northern Home Improvement

1040 Mak-Tech Dr
Lansing

Nyboer Builders

4465 Keller Rd
Holt

Odd Fellows Contracting Inc

PO Box 246
Williamston

One Man And A Van

PO Box 103
Saint Johns

PAGE HOME IMPROVEMENT

1220 BOICHOT RD
Lansing

Palmer Construction

2360 Jolly Oak Rd
Okemos

Paramount Home Improvements LLC

4621 S Saginaw St
Flint

Parker Contruction Co

1030 Hawley rd
Mason

Personal Professional Services

3914 Cambridge Ct
Jackson

Progressive Remodling of Lansing

1501 Center St
Lansing

Property Resource LLC

5120 W St Joe Hwy
Lansing

Quality Contractors USOM

1716 Wildwood Ave
Jackson

R. L. Rider Company

1121 May Street
Lansing

Rajala Construction Company Inc.

10789 Judd Rd.
Fowlerville

Redman Construction

708 South Wight Street
Saint Johns

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr
Royal Oak

Rick VanFossen Builders

429 Pearl St
Potterville

Roger D. Hunnicutt-Builder LLC

7640 E. Cutler rd.
Bath

Rolyn Co

5706 Frederick Ave

ROMAN SIDING & HOME IMPROVEMENTS

5936 SUMMERFIELD CT
Haslett

ROZEN CONSTRUCTION

1915 Wilderness Dr
Dewitt

SAVOIE BUILDERS

4322 GREENWOOD DR
Okemos

SBR Contractors, LLC.

131 W. Front St.
Grand Ledge

Shaw's Enterprises

5015 Old Lansing Rd
Lansing

SIELOFF GLASS & SCREEN INC

1110 E OAKLAND AVE
Lansing

SIMMONS PLUMBING LLC

11551 HIBISCUS LN
Grand Ledge

Southwell Construction

641 N Gunnell Rd
Eaton Rapids

Standale Interiors

4046 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids

Stay Dry Basement Waterproofing Inc

4600 N Grand River Ave
Lansing

Steve Reinke Builders

8961 State Rd
Bancroft

SUNROOM BUILDERS

6300 PLEASANT RIVER DR
Dimondale

Superior Interiors

4355 N Lumberjack Rd
Riverdale

Superior Skylights and Solar Solutions

2200 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing

T N Construction

2325 Haslett Rd
East Lansing

Teachout Builders Inc & Teachout Roofing Inc

1758 S Royston Rd
Eaton Rapids

The Meridian Company

1999 E Saginaw St
East Lansing

Total Energy Solutions

2450 N Cedar
Holt

Trusted Improvement

24300 Catherine Industrial Dr
Novi

Turn Key Home Improvement

16240 Lowell Rd
Lansing

USA INNOVATION CONSTRUCTION

1232 POMPTON CIRCLE
Lansing

Van Epps Construction

1003 Alexandria
Lansing

Vieau Consruction

Middleville

W. Bennett Construction Co.

2901 Kirkwood Rd.
Lansing

W. J. Burnett Carpentry LLC

16745 18 Mile Rd
Marshall

W.Rick Construction

85 Munson road

Wallace Handyman Service

2116 park ln
Holt

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WARNER REMODELING

3011 HARPER RD
Mason

Welsh Building Group

808 Water St.
Eaton Rapids

Woodstone Builders

6460 Yorkshire Ln
Eaton Rapids

Zischke Builders

5325 Park Lake Rd
East Lansing

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