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All punch outs were finished on total renovation of our condominium.
We are extremely pleased with the work that was completed and would recommend TriTown as a contractor.
A complete renovation of our condominium was done in the summer of 20
Anytime we had a question or concern regarding the renovation,owner,
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DeVisse was available to assist us with our questions or needs.
This company stands by their work and are extremely professional and courteous.
- Mary Ellen M.

Very poorly. General contractor
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built a custom home and failed to fulfill contractual obligation using substandard building materials and materials that would be used for a spec home. Had independent building inspection performed. Inspector stated that home was built as cheaply as possible with substandard air conditioning unit and furnace. Used contractor grade grass seed to seed the lawn. Inspector stated that the deck material used appeared to be reject lumber from a second hand lumber yard and quality of work performed was by someone who wanted to complete the job as quickly as possible and took no pride in the quality of the work performed. Contractor refuses to address the issues at hand. Basement was completed in such a way that it cannot be completed as a finished basement the way the mechanicals were install DO NOT USE THIS CONTRACTOR OR PURCHASE A HOME FROM HIM!!! Contractor is also a licensed broker and is not to be trusted.

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in NY) took $16,700 in payment for the renovation of my basement, which should have constituted 75% of the work contracted. Once I noted a defect in a wall that was constructed,
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disappeared with my money, without completing work. The wall was framed and finished, though it shifts when the slightest amount of weight is put on it. Walls are *not* supposed to move.
There is no way that this shifting would not have been noted as the drywall went up, yet the wall was finished anyway, which I believe is fraudulent.
I also gave
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notice upon receiving his estimate for our bathroom that though he had included a standard toilet in the pricing, that I desired a toilet with skirting. He said this would be no problem. I measured the rough-in at 10.75 inches and told him that I was going to special order a 10” rough-in toilet. He promised me that he could fit a 12” with an offset flange.
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somehow, with the 12” toilet in the basement, forgot to put the offset flange in as he did the tile work. In fact, he said he didn’t even know it had to go in with the tile! Then he further stated that he didn’t know how to install the toilet if it wasn’t standard. Mind you, this toilet had been sitting in the basement for a month at this point.
I was left with an unfinished bathroom: tub / shower not reglazed / completed, no toilet, no sink.
I was left with a barely-finished basement, with defective walls / paint, no laundry facilities.
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cut corners at every turn:
- he hired (undocumented?) workers to complete most of the work. The mud sanding was atrocious, with numerous imperfections showing after painting.
- the workers he hired returned to my home looking for him, as he had no even paid them for the work they had completed.
- our contract states he was to frame out the entire basement: as noted above, there is a major defect where new framing was completed, however, half of the basement wasn’t framed out at all: he simply placed 2x4 atop of the furring strips that he told me during his assessment were “no good” because the wood wasn’t pressure treated! In the process of building out the furring strips, he broke the waterline to my washer and dryer. I have been without in-home laundry for months.
- he promised me during his assessment that he would appropriately level the basement floor. No such work was done before he began laying tile (which was left 90% incomplete).
- he promised that rigid foam insulation would be applied, but went to apply fiberglass, which I specifically asked *not* be used, as it was not appropriate for the basement application.
- he refused to cut the drywall away from the floor, so as to prevent wicking in case of a flood, though this was also promised during his assessment. The maintained that the drywall was “water proof.”
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does not understand the difference between water resistant and water proof.
We offered
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to settle this matter, by fixing the defective wall, removing the debris generated (which we've paid for, as it was included in the completed work), and asked he rework his estimates to itemize the materials for the bathroom. The estimate for the bathroom was supposed to include all materials, yet we paid for everything.
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was supposed to present samples for our choosing, but presented only two (cheap) tile samples, and nothing more.
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rejected our offer.
- Anisa K.

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does the highest quality work. He is trustworthy, capable, knowledgeable and easy to work with. He handled our project from start to finish and we are very pleased with the end result.
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works with an excellent home designer who
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up the plans for our project, and he uses quality subcontractors who executed the remodeling. He was one of the few contractors who is set up for major remodeling and could handle the extensive nature of my job. The end result is beautiful and exactly what we had hoped for. Although he encountered several house defects along the way that required unexpected repairs,
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and his subs were able to resolve the problems while still completing the redesign as we planned. I would highly recommend him.
- Sharon P.

We are ten months into a nightmare retirement home build with
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, Ohio. This is a small house with a small amount of upgrades. The house by contract should have been done in 120 days. All work has now stopped because of structural issues. We have problems from the foundation to the roof and of course everything in between. A stop work order from our local county building department was issued for building code violations.
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has not made any effort to remedy the problems and continues to blame us. They changed the elevation of our home by a foot and said it was for our own benefit ?.We have hired an engineer / architect that has found the house to be unsafe to finish and live in without major structural repairs. He has stated in his report that it would be easier and cost less to tear the house down and start over !!! We have also hired an attorney to help resolve this with
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. The short of it is that if you want horrible, lousy, low quality, shabby work from a bunch of liars, then by all means hire
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. Also don't count on
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to return any phone calls or e-mails about customer service, he has been unresponsive about the issues with his company. The hook with
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is the low cost per square foot. You can keep that cost low by not getting a lot of upgrades. Again, the
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experience has been HORRIBLE and may not ever be over.
- carol C.

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and his crew are fantastic! He is very responsive to our questions and is prompt from beginning to end. He had some great design ideas when we weren't sure of how we wanted things done and his crew were always on time and made sure they cleaned up at the end of each day. The best part is that I have no problem leaving
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or anyone that works for him in my home alone. His honesty and that of his crew is above reproach. We are getting ready to call him again for a bathroom remodel!
- David S.

RUN don't WALK AWAY FROM THIS CONTRACTOR, VERY DISHONEST , VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. Deck was not level, not plumb. Had to tear deck and start over. Crews show up without tools and materials, when they decided to show up. The outer band of deck was pieced together. The first crew constructed the deck frame, not level or plumb, constructed steps that were not level or plumb, crew poured concrete around supports instead of digging under supports and called it a footer but did not put footers under steps. Used so many nails, over 20 nails on end of one 2x6. Had to keep telling him how we wanted it and it was just not happening. Crew stated to me that I was not the only frustrated home owner. The second crew stated they were tired of going around and having to try to correct very bad construction. Owner is very DISHONEST. Owner kept telling me he was going to correct all the problems with deck and fire the crew that did the work, but 3 weeks into it they still exist. He stated the job would only take 3 or 4 days but 3 weeks later I did not even have sound foundation. I fired him after numerous attempts to fix problems. I have pictures and videos of his work. RUN don't WALK AWAY FROM THIS CONTRACTOR.
- Don H.

In two weeks with
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's help we have selected cabinets, Tile, grout, Quartz Countertops, all new Appliances, paint, and reviewed final Project timeline and budget. Mr.
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has guided us through this process with ease for us. His ability in Project Management is amazing. He arranged all appointments with Vendors, provided guidance on dimensions and recommended products. All the while always listening and sending us in the direction we wanted go. If a product or service you want, he finds it. His ability to keep us informed via technology or written communication is excellent! We are discerning customers. High on our list of expectations is to communicate each step, provide financial milestones, and expertise in technical details of construction. We highly recommend
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for these reasons. We will provide and update upon project completion. However we are confident our opinion will be the same.
- Marion P.

the deal was to weed and trim, to blow out all beds, spray beds with round up and to use round up on driveway and<br abp="1061" /> side walk. a couple of crapemyrtles trees were not finished beds were not done and NO round up done. <br abp="1062" /> <br abp="1063" /> most of reviews I read had the same complaint also to write out check to husbands name. she kept
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my calls until the check cleared and I couldn't stop payment on it. I think some sort of police action should be taken.??<br abp="1064" /> <br abp="1065" /> you can use my name.<br abp="1066" /> <br abp="1067" />
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- suzanne N.

The crew 'set up' yesterday, and arrived early this morning. They demo'd the old deck, hauled it all away, built new one from the ground up, installing new stairs, handrails all around, and roofed it all. Did a great job, and even stored the leftover materials for me. They were quiet, skillful, respectful - no cursing, yelling or horsing around, and did wonderful work. AND cleaned up well after themselves, not a scrap of trash left from their work. Very professional !!!
Price was very fair, in that it included all materials, which were considerable
- Gwen D.
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Flint, MI
248-634-3867( dump)services @ allsize dumpster rentals for residential commercial industrial...

All in One Builders Inc

1950 Waldorf St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI
All in one builders inc is a full service licensed residential builder. new construction,...


Dowagiac, MI
A familey owned buisness that is larg enough to service your needs but small enough to care.


93921 56th St
Dowagiac, MI

All-Weather Seal of West MI

319 E Main St
Lowell, MI
In business for over 30 years.

American Heritage Builders, LLC

28602 58th AVE
Paw Paw, MI
At ahb we know that your home is a huge investment and the cost to upkeep it isn't cheep,...

Artisan Design Builders

PO Box 25
Eau Claire, MI

B A M Builders

1515 Orchard Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
No money down. pay as you go contract. we are one of the best in the business of construction....


4349 Watson Rd
Eau Claire, MI
Family owned and operated business. 3rd generation carpenters. have the equipment and...

Berchiatti Homes, LLC

Mattawan, MI
Liscensed custom home builder serving the southwest michigan area. berchiatti homes is a...

Better World Builders

315 Prospect St
Kalamazoo, MI
Better world builders is a home performance with energy star™ contractor. our focus is to...

Black Belt Builders

3121 Fleetwood Dr
Portage, MI
Black belt builders is a certified residential home builder and remodeler.


Battle Creek, MI

Bob's Ext Contract Inc.

8817 N 39 Th St
Augusta, MI
Bobs ext contract inc. is a full service super contractor which contracts in residential...


52381 N US Highway 131
Three Rivers, MI

Bradford Johnson LLC

47659 40th Ave
Lawrence, MI
We have over 35 years of experience in residential housing. our company focuses on doing the...

C Squared Construction

2664 Eaton Rapids Rd
Albion, MI
We are a licensed and insured company that takes pride in our work and customer satisfaction....

Dan Wood Co

3950 E Milham Ave
Portage, MI
Dan wood jr. is the owner and the 3rd generation of the wood family to carry on the family...


Dowagiac, MI

DeLoof Builders L.L.C

7509 west S ave
Schoolcraft, MI
Deloof builders is a 4th generation familly owned buisness. we do work from the foundation up...

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
Directbuy of indianapolis is a great connection for those who prefer mid to high quality...

Earl Durham Construction

5916 Staley Rd
Eau Claire, MI

Empire Construction Enterprises, LLC

912 Wheaton Avenue, Suite #2
Kalamazoo, MI
Empire construction enterprises, llc is a licensed and insured residential builder, providing...


60 Elm Hill Avenue
Leominster, MA
Etr laboratories in an analytic laboratory with a broad range of commercial, industrial and...


70291 2ND AVE
South Haven, MI
Building contractor involved in all residential construction fields and light commercial....

Felcyn Construction

Paw Paw, MI
Felcyn construction is a locally owned business that takes pride in thier work. there are...

Forest Construction

94406 Drive D
Lawton, Mi
Jack of all trades. home building, construction, deck maintenance, painting. we can do...


16509 Meyers
Detroit, MI

Functional Homes, Inc.

536 Dunewood
Saint Joseph, MI
Functional homes, inc. is a full service design, build, and remodeling company specializing in...

Gary Van Meter Builder

1550 W Goguac St
Battle Creek, MI


32550 DIXON ST
Dowagiac, MI


Kalamazoo, MI
1-6 employees other information available upon request, all work by contract, payment...

Greater Michigan Remodeling LLC

6304 Meadowview
Kalamazoo, MI
We are a small full service local building company that is dedicated to doing things right the...


608 13th st
Three Rivers, MI
We are a growing company with a large clintel. we are based in southwest michigan. we...


Dowagiac, MI

Home Maintenance Professionals

6274 South 32nd Street
Kalamazoo, MI
Profile home maintenance professionals llc specializes in yearly property maintenance &...

Hoogstraten Builders Inc

6086 Far Hills Way
Kalamazoo, MI
Custom design / build contractor specializing in custom homes, remodeling and light commercial...

Hostetler Construction Inc

10401 Sprinkle Rd
Vicksburg, MI
Know your contractor....hostetler construction is known for building personal relationships...

Innovative Builders

6533 W Q Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
Innovative builders provides top-notch home remodeling services to the kalamazoo, mi area. we...

J A Locke Inc

PO Box 1942
Portage, MI
We are general contractors specializing in custom home remodeling and new construction.


Dowagiac, MI

Jeff Larrabee Construction

43 42nd St
Bloomingdale, MI
General licensed builder.

John Fuller Craft Construction

Wayland, MI
Awards: 2006 remolder of the year nominee 2005 hba staircase of remodeled homes; most dramatic...


4231 W C AVE
Kalamazoo, MI


58320 M 51 S
Dowagiac, MI


9343 OWEN DR
Kalamazoo, MI

Lee McDonald Builders, Inc.

8819 S 10th St
Kalamazoo, MI


7688 S AVE E
Scotts, MI
We have been in business since 1991. we take pride in our workmanship and communication with...

Mater Home Improvement, LTD

6647 s 25 th st
Portage, MI
Mater home improvement does everything from minor handyman work to building new custom homes. ...

Molnar Construction

10061 West V Ave
Schoolcraft, MI
We specialize in new construction, home improvement, remodeling, additions,...

Moose Creek Woodworks Inc

454 East Hamilton Ln
Battle Creek, MI
Moose creek woodworks is a diversified company run by two partners that include sub...

Mr. Handyman of Kalamazoo - St Joseph

2836 W Main
Kalamazoo, MI
Welcome to mr. handyman of kalamazoo - st. joseph where professional, safe, reliable handyman...


Dowagiac, MI


52477 SUSAN LN
Dowagiac, MI


Battle Creek, MI
Our company employs highly skilled carpenters and partners with the best tradespeople to...

NRG Star Construction LLC

Kalamazoo, MI
Nrg star construction llc is a registered energy star partner, committed to building 100% of...


11700 Plaza American Dr
Reston, VA
Nvr, inc. operates in two business segments: homebuilding and mortgage banking. the...

Pennings and Sons

5829 W KL Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
Pennings & sons continues to hold to the philosophy of "doing it right the first time" - the...


48962 24TH ST
Mattawan, MI
The success of powell custom homes can be attributed to several factors. randy powell has 30...

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr
Royal Oak, MI
We are a remodeling homeowner advocate. remodeling second opinion helps homeowners by stopping...


Kalamazoo, MI
We accept credit cards. additional pho # (269)649-1822.


Kalamazoo, MI
Building and maintenence of all types!

Rossman Construction

311 19th St
Otsego, MI
Affordable green home building energy efficient homes at affordable prices. that’s what...

Scandinavian Log Homes

1861 NE 146 Street
Miami, FL
Manufacturer and builders of log homes and steel structure homes. manufacturer and supply of...

Scott Keyzer Roofing

123 East Franklin Street
Otsego, MI
For all your roofing needs, along with home remodeling, repair and general contracting. over...

Scott Wade Construction Inc.

50430 Magician Lake Rd
Dowagiac, MI

Scotty D's Construction, LLC

1730 Huntington
Kalamazoo, MI
30 yrs. experance we do it all we take pride in our work, no job to small or big. you name...

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
Miami, FL
The end product will be your blue prints, floor plans, notes or drawings (non-technical nor...

Stonehedge Development, LLC

7417 North 38th Street
Augusta, MI
We are a small land development and residential design and construction firm. we specialize...

Surpass Renovations Inc & Scott Christopher Homes

620 Three Mile Rd NW
Grand Rapids, MI
From design and planning, though construction and to the finished job, suprass renovations...

The Repairman

7116 Starbrook Street
Portage, MI
Almost four decades of experience! residential - small business -...

The Wright Fence

7615 Whispering Brook Dr Apt A4
Portage, MI

Ugly Shingles LLC - Roof Cleaning Michigan

PO Box 51
Hartland, MI
Additional email -

Vandam Brothers Builder

5661 Newhaven Dr
Portage, MI
There is no job too small. i've been doing remodeling for 40 years. i have seen almost every...

Versatile Construction LLC

5567 East R. Ave
Scotts, MI
We are a small company that do every project we take on by ourselves. we have never and never...

Vestal Builders

PO Box 125
Mattawan, MI
Additional phone numbers - (269) 624-0301, (877) 837-8251. additional fax - (269) 415-0301....

Vieau Consruction

Middleville, MI
Remodeling buisness


55838 DAVIS LN
Dowagiac, MI
Custom building by our own craftsmen

W. J. Burnett Carpentry LLC

16745 18 Mile Rd
Marshall, MI
Michigan based contractor. we are a genaral contractor workmans comp.

Warren Builders, LLC

7764 East D Ave
Richland, MI
We are a full service builder and remodeling company. we have built many custom homes. we have...


5071 GULL RD
Kalamazoo, MI
Watts homes & construction is a family owned and operated construction company.we specialize...

WBI Insulation

9984 Condit Road
Albion, MI
Wbi insulation works with new home builds and renovates older homes with new insulation to...

Windsor Log Home Restorations

PO Box 1963
Ellijay, GA
Log home repair, log home restoration, historical log home repair, rotten log home repair


8386 7 Mile Rd
Battle Creek, MI

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