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is very knowledgable and knew exactly what options I had. They were very prompt and finished in 4 1/2 hours.

-Carmelin L.

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"M&M were on site bright and earlier as agreed every day. They electrician provided great insight on number of cans for each area on the 2nd floor. He also" suggested moving the fan over to center on area of the 2nd floor. The electrician did a great job with the installation. After the electrical work was done, they checked for water damage on all 3 floors of my house which was caused by an ice dam. They were thorough with checking the ceilings to ensure everything was safe. Next, they painted the common areas and master bedroom closet which was covered under insurance. For the most part, the painting was pretty good. There were a couple of areas on the ceiling that I need to touch up since the pencil
from the electrician could still be seen. Overall, M&M did a great job with the house and provided great and fast service.

-Jun-Jun V.

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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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There are two sides to this and everyone will have an opinion.  I can tell you that from a contractor's point of view a customer that is up front with me is much easier to work with and the entire experience is much more pleasurable to all parties involved.  If you treat your contractor like there's always something to hide from him expect the same in return.  A good contractor is going to take your budget into consideration and make recommendations based on that budget.  When possible, he's going to estimate the work 10-20% under your target to leave room for the unexpected.  With any remodeling work, there's always the possibility and likelihood that there will be surprises that will have to be added such as mold damage, improper existing framing, etc.  The cushion allows room for the project cost to grow without going over your budget.  If no problems are found and you decide to spend that money some of the final finishes can be upgraded or other projects added.

Another good arguement for disclosing your budget to your contractor is to save you both some time and aggrevation.  You may have a $10,000 budget and want $30,000 worth of work.  Wouldn't you like to know your desires aren't possible before you get your hopes up or spend money on design fees for plans you can't afford?  Likewise, the contractor doesn't want to put in the hours of calculating the estimate only to find out it was all for nothing or that he has to refigure for a much lower cost after pricing what you specified.

Be fair and honest with your contractor if you expect the same respect in return.  You'll get a lot more out of it with the right contractor.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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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.

Basement Remodeling reviews in Kent City

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exceeded my expectations on this remodel.
They were professional and so easy to work with. There are one main
person you will interact with his name is (
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who you will meet
initially. Very warm, friendly personality.
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got my vision for the
basement remodel and created a floor plan rendering within a couple of
days of our meeting. He’s not an architect but you won’t need one with
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He’s the “creative” so I stayed in touch with him regularly on
some of my unique requests like a gym and black dropped
ceilings. he also is the owner of the company . He ensures the project is running smoothly
and made sure the budget was in line, a crucial piece. I can’t tell
you how many times contractors would just request checks every few days
and you didn’t know when they would end or in some cases when they were
coming back to the project after receiving a check. This is an
organized operation. You will place a deposit, and then
there are three timed installments. You will also need to pay for your
permits, though they will submit this info for you. Yes, I spent a bit
over budget as I decided to remove two steel beams and made other add’l
requests but
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kept me in the loop so I didn’t experience sticker
shock price . There was no delaying of the project once it started and the basement
was completed in about 6 weeks (inclusive of additional time for special
orders). the own of the company is also involved in the remodeling. He can do just about anything you can envision. He came
early, left late, and sometimes worked over the weekend. His work
ethic is unbelievable and he really goes out of his way to ensure you’re
pleased with everything. The whole team (including others that
helped) is really top notch. If you’re interested in a remodeling
project, be proper to have a great experience with this contractor. they
are very fast once the work begins and will deliver what your expect
your place to be.
- jose L.
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Some of the finishing wasn't perfect, but they stuck to budget and were less expensive than competitors and did it on time. I found some of the finishing touches to lacking.
- Jim D.
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Both bathrooms in our condo were replaced in full - from demolition to rebuilding to finishing and tiling.
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was clean, efficient, timely, and most importantly, did great quality work! Him and his son were both a pleasure to work with, and I can only wish that working with other contractors was so easy and
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! Work was completed earlier than expected (under 3 weeks) and we were always in the loop.
- Millie G.
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Communications were excellent throughout the project. Knowledgeable, experienced, and professional leadership. Kept the project organized and completed on time.
- Ron P.
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This master contractor carpenter/designer is timely, efficient, reasonably priced, trustworthy, and above all, highly skilled. The built in cabinets look like high priced furniture. I live in an old
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where constant attention is required and projects always involve fitting and [removed] new with old. Master contractor allows us to restore the home at a reasonable cost.
- Andrew & Madeline M.
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is the general contractor and has all the General contracting license including electrical and HVAC, which is very nice.
I would call back
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to do any remodeling job in my property as I have found him to be meticulous, polite and easy to deal with. The construction started sometime in August of 2014, and since, permit had to be pulled by
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, the remodeling extended more time until completion.
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and his brother
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are both hands-on in the general contracting and they both over-see all the remodeling work done to my property. I have often asked for their opinion with ideas of certain layout, and both of brothers were very good in their feed-back. The remodeling estimate includes tear down, reconstruction of assign/specified areas, framing, labor cost of upgrade to bathroom/kitchen/flooring. Materials like kitchen cabinets, tiles, toilets and flooring are provided by me.
I highly recommend
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and his brother,
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to any bids you may have in your property. They are reasonable in their costs and their work quality is excellent. Give them a phone call and get them over to give you an estimate of the work and ask them to outline what is part of the price estimate. At least, that is how I approached the remodeling project before I awarded them the job.
- BEATRICE O.
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First the demolition process was scary but rami made it very comfortable. He knew exactly how to set up the home. It was surprisingly clean and they got to the build quickly. I could live in the home no problem. Then the buying process was easy. No headache. They helped me completely with every item. Amazing eye for beauty. The last few weeks went fast and now it's amazing. Thank you so much
- Noam M.
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did a great job of explaining options and understanding our time-frame. They fit us in quickly and repair was done with respect for our finished basement. All in all, we are completely satisfied.
- Alexandra N.

All Basement Remodeling Companies in Kent City, MI

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A Lawn By Me

6186 Fordwick dr

A&M Siding Of W Michigan

11830 Stultz St NE
Rockford

A+ Plumbing & Mechanical

2671 116th Avenue
Allegan

A-Cook's Plumbing Heating & Cooling

4000 Alpine Ave. NW
Comstock Park

Advanced Drywall Finishing

12866 Red Maple Ln
Holland

All in One Builders Inc

1950 Waldorf St Nw
Grand Rapids

AMADEUS REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION

23726 W COUNTRY LINE RD
Sand Lake

Ameri Pro Restoration LLC

13482 N Wheaton Road
Grand Ledge

Amp Electric

4910 S Hilton Park Rd
Fruitport

Anderson Home & Restoration LLC

3850 Murray Lake Ave
Lowell

Applegate Plastering & Drywall

9076 56th Ave
Hudsonville

Ashbaugh Builders LLC

122 Violet SW
Grand Rapids

Avalon Building Concepts

5017 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids

Baumann Building Inc

2763 120th Ave.
Holland

BDD CONSTRUCTION

5555 15 MILE RD
Cedar Springs

BENCHMARK WOOD STUDIO

12969 GREENLY ST
Holland

Black Dog Construction

317 S 7th St
Grand Haven

Bob's Ext Contract Inc.

8817 N 39 Th St
Augusta

Bosworth Builders LLC

3692 Whitetail Trail
Marne

Brad's Cleaners

9410 SW Greenville Rd
Greenville

Bruce Jennings Builders

6961 Cannonsburg Rd
Belmont

Bushwood Construction Co. LLC

1621 Lockhart Ave NW
Grand Rapids

C & T Home Improvements

1111 N Greenville Rd.
Stanton

C.L. Kruithoff Building Company

2257 28th Street
Allegan

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Case Enterprises LLC

2561 Eastern Ave se
Grand Rapids

Chandonnet Builders

2471 Whitehall rd
Muskegon

Christopher Framing

8656 Taylor St

Chucks Do It All Maintenance LLC

610 Pleasant St SE
Grand Rapids

Clark's Construction

396 W Lakewood Blvd
Holland

Clean It All, LLC

P.O. Box 251
Grandville

Constructive Remodeling Solutions

6660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids

Custom Carpentry & Design

760 Greenbrier Dr SE
Grand Rapids

Custom Construction of Michigan

6885 Kayboer Dr
Jenison

Custom Upgrades, LLC.

747 44th St SW
Wyoming

Daimler Builders

3551R Vineyard Ave NE
Grand Rapids

DAVID SYSWERDA BUILDER

8070 N ASTERWOOD CT
Middleville

Davies Builders LLC

356 Summit Ave NE
Rockford

DE HAAN TILE & FLOOR COVERING

6522 DIVISION AVE S
Grand Rapids

DEBOER BUILDING LLC

3292 BRANISHA NE
Grand Rapids

Detailed Exteriors

11932 Jonker Way
Holland

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Diversified Home Services LLC.

756 Rusty Dr.S.E.
Grand Rapids

DreamScape Designs & landscaping

791 E 16th St.
Holland

Dulyea Construction

7042 Bouman Drive
Middleville

EVERDRY WATERPROOFING INC

5273 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids

EVERDRY WATERPROOFING OF GREATER GRAND RAPIDS

5273 DIVISION AVE S
Grand Rapids

GALLAGHER DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

851 FULTON ST W
Grand Rapids

Gallagher Design Inc.

851 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids

Galloway Custom Homes

12261 Cleveland St Ste A
Nunica

Gesink building Services

1349 Houseman Ave N.E.
Grand Rapids

Geurink Remodeling & Electric Inc.

2537 Floral Dr.
Zeeland

GREAT LAKES DECKING & FENCE

5970 15 Mile Rd NE
Cedar Springs

GROOT BUILDERS & REALTY

971 Rosewood St.
Jenison

Handy Dan Renovations

2995 16th Ave.
Hudsonville

Handyguy Ryan

1250 Orville St SE
Grand Rapids

Harder Construction LLC

7861 Ridgwood Dr
Jenison

Hawk Construction

15 Oak Openings
Delton

HI-LO ELECTRIC CO

1714 MULLINS AVE NW
Grand Rapids

His Builder LLC

2855 34th Street
Allegan

Home Maintenance Service

5555 Greenboro Dr. S.E.
Grand Rapids

Home Specialists LLC

237 Steele St
Grand Rapids

Homemade Design

41 Monument Ave

Hudson Home Improvement

1167 Madison Ave SE Ste 7
Grand Rapids

Hudsonville Contractors LLC

7559 36th Ave
Hudsonville

HWC Home Works Corporation

2010 Porter St SW
Grand Rapids

J & S Siding Inc

PO Box 547
Byron Center

Jacobsen Remodeling Inc

401 Hall St SW
Grand Rapids

JBJ Builders Inc.

9299 Towering Oaks Dr
Comstock Park

Jeff Deters Builders, Inc.

3566 Walnut park Dr.
Hamilton

Jeff VanBaren Builder Inc.

5051 36th Ave.
Hudsonville

Jon Yetzke

13050 Lakeshore Drive
Grand Haven

Jones Construction and Consulting

963 Knapp Street NE
Grand Rapids

JR SEPPALA BUILDERS

8889 Marabella Court NE
Rockford

Karasiewicz Construction, Inc.

9280 Wolven Ave NE
Rockford

Keeler Drywall

7970 22nd Ave
Jenison

Keith's Remodeling

16621 Larsen Ave
Gowen

kelly morgan

2060 engleside dr se
Grand Rapids

KEN ENGELKING BUILDERS

3598 BABYLON RD
Allegan

Kingdom Construction Inc.

23927 Ecorse Rd
Taylor

KMF Construction

Grandville

LangCo Builders

2206 Highlander DR. SE
Grand Rapids

Lapekes Siding & Remodeling

10590 W Parmalee Rd
Middleville

Lyons 5 Remodeling

16085 Algoma Ave
Cedar Springs

MAJESTIC PAINTING & FINISHING

1217 Colfax Ave
Grand Haven

Master Craftsmen Handyman

623 Chary View Ct NW
Kent City

Meticulous Builders

2430 Bayne Rd
Twin Lake

Mike Schaap Builders

12969 Greenly St
Holland

Molyneux Construction

15581 40th Ave
Coopersville

MORRIS BUILDERS INC

7221 Davies Dr NE
Rockford

Mueller Builders, LLC

4224 4 Mile Rd
Grand Rapids

NEW IMAGE REMODELING

2111-A PINE RIDGE DR
Jenison

New Look Painting Company

87 54th St SW
Grand Rapids

North Kent Contractors

16673 Tyrone Ave
Kent City

Northwest Tile & Interiors

2571 N. Gordon St.
White Cloud

Novak's Remodeling and Repair

1419 W LAKEWOOD BLVD
Holland

NYSTROM BUILDERS

5995 12 Mile Rd NE
Rockford

Perfectly Square Construction

924 Crescent
Grand Rapids

Perkins Custom Remodeling

1338 Franklin St SE
Grand Rapids

PHB Construction LLC

11747 Orchard Park Dr
Sparta

Phoenix Home Improvement LLC

4398 Roger B Chaffee Blvd SE
Grand Rapids

PINE CREEK CONSTRUCTION INC

50 W 3rd St
Holland

POTTER HOME IMPROVEMENTS

4648 BURGIS AVE SE
Grand Rapids

Re-New Builders LLC

319 Greenridge Dr NW
Grand Rapids

Reliable Vendors

1438 Rathbone S.W.
Grand Rapids

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr
Royal Oak

Renaissance Exteriors & Remodeling

2540 Sun Valley St
Jenison

RESTORATIONS INC

1201 DIVISION AVE S
Grand Rapids

Riverland Building

4480 W Nestel Rd
Houghton Lake

Robert J. Timmer Builder

3576 Raylynn Lane
Hamilton

ROCKWOOD CONSTRUCTION INC

157 W DIVISION ST
Rockford

S.A.H. Building and Remodeling

P.O. Box 132
Six Lakes

SCHEID CONSTRUCTION INC

4296 Palmer Rd.
Belding

Set Apart Construction

9844 Byron Center Ave SW
Byron Center

Sherd Construction And Services LLC

1112 N Black River Drive
Holland

Sikma Construction Services LLC

2300 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids

Smith & Son Building & Remodeling

1409 Sullivan Rd.
Ravenna

Sunshine Home Improvement

2080 W 136th St
Grant

Superior Student Painting

2132 5 Mile Rd NW
Comstock Park

Surpass Renovations Inc & Scott Christopher Homes

620 Three Mile Rd NW
Grand Rapids

Tekton Residential

665 Rudy St NE
Grand Rapids

Terry Miller Drywall

9899 12 Point Dr
Rockford

The Last Detail LLC

1837 Eastbrook SE
Grand Rapids

Thomas Johnson Builder Inc

9711 Coldwater Crk NE
Rockford

Thompson Remodeling

4820 CASCADE RD SE
Grand Rapids

Tim Higbee

1835 Martin Ave SE
Grand Rapids

TJP Designs and Construction LLC

4520 3 Mile Rd NE
Grand Rapids

Total Interiors

491 Houston St
Muskegon

Van's Handyman

1042 Brentwood St
Jenison

Vander Hyde

1058 Scribner Ave NW
Grand Rapids

Veenstra Construction

4958 Pine Island Dr NE
Comstock Park

Ver Wys Home Improvement

3266 Brigs Blvd NE
Grand Rapids

Victory Builders

4096 OMAHA ST SW
Grandville

Vieau Consruction

Middleville

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Weatherhead & Sons Inc

2106 Plainfiled Ave NE
Grand Rapids

Weber Lumber

465 Ottawa St
Muskegon

WOLFE CONSTRUCTION INC

15290 TISDEL AVE
Cedar Springs

Woodways Industries

700 Construction Court
Zeeland

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