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"We had our floors and walls done added windows and paint texturing through out. Had Lighting changed in our home as well. Our walls are more open now and the color" on our walls is exactly how we pictured it. We will use
in the future when we are ready to do our kitchen. They proved to be on time and knew exactly what they were doing through our adventure. When we called they answered our calls and met all our answers. Good company.

-Jui Ing C.

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"Had the company come and give me a bid on a basement project. Was told I would have the quote by January 21. Called the morning of the 26 to see what had happened" because I had seen no quote. Was told they would get right back with me. It is now the evening of the 27 and I have heard nothing. Very disappointed. Was excited to get something going.

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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.

Home Remodeling reviews in Laingsburg

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delivered on all they promised to do for this project. They were on time every day with no down time to speak of. We encountered no difficulties with them during the work.
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did most of the work with oversight from
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and
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. When an electrical issue was encountered, they brought in an electrician to make repairs (no extra charge). Their workmanship is very high and they cleaned up well. We went back and forth on their proposal to make sure that their scope was comparable with the others we received. They were neither the cheapest nor highest cost proposal - they did a great job for the agreed upon price within the time frame they originally estimated. Can't ask for more than that.
- michael H.
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was professional and detailed from the initial phone discussion, the time spent at our home scoping the project, asking good questions on what we were looking for, offering good suggestions and then setting up another appointment to review the proposal in person.
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also sent out Nick, his painter, to our home to complete that part of the estimate. It was clear in the proposal how
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were going to tackle the project and exactly what was going to be done. We had no doubt that
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was focused on doing a quality job.
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and Nick were knowledgeable and a pleasure to discuss the project. In the end we selected another equally capable contractor to do the project as
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was higher in price.
- Ian H.
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came over to the house and looked at the potential projects, which included both the master bedroom windows / bathroom fixing and expanding the laundry room. We appreciated
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being upfront and saying that the laundry room project iwas not something he would undertake as his skills are primarily carpentry. We selected another contractor who was able to both projects. We would definitely consider
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again if we had a project that was primarily carpentry.
- Ian H.
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The bad service was from the subcontractors he hires. Made quite a mess of some parts of my kitchen which we had to repair ourselves after the workers left. Part of the 'new' cabinet fell off after 1 month and we had to fix that too. The quality of the cabinets (also subcontractor he uses) were poor quality. The 'bang stops' have mostly fallen off after 2 months and had to be replaced. Many disappointing details of the 'custom cabinets' which I doubt will last more than 5 years.
- marc P.
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We have not yet contracted the work. After getting several quotes on the project, we felt we needed to save additional dollars (we do not want to get a loan for the project). While we thought we had saved enough, the contractors all quoted more than we had allocated for the project. We also originally wanted a Christmas competition date- -since we missed that date, we have some additional time to save.
- Cindy O.
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Recently, we had a bad storm that snapped off a tree branch and slammed it into the roof of our house. For the most part, our house was fine! But, not entirely. We had a small area where the roof was damaged. We weren’t sure just how bad the damage was, but we were absolutely sure that we didn’t want to find out what happens when it rains on a damaged roof.
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came out, assessed the damage, and then made the repairs really quickly. Their team even inspected the entire roof for us, and assured us that the rest of the roof was in fine shape. Best of all, they only charged us $355! I couldn’t be happier with their work. The roof looks great, and we have weathered rain and snow since then with no leaks.
I will definitely use
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again.


- Jenny R.
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The job took 4 months as opposed to the 3 - 4 weeks we were told. The first day of the job, the helper busted a water line and flooded our living room floor, so they paid to replace our wood floors without hesitation. They were pleasant to do business with, though I feel his charges are on the high side. Trustworthy and capable.
- Ellen G.
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Review written by son of account holder. I asked my father for a few recommendations from Angie's list for a small job at my home. The following is my experience. Overall there were two major concerns. The first concern was more than doubling an estimate and attempting to get me to pay for work that was not done and/or not discussed. The second concern was the lack of quality in the job itself.
First Concern: Provider wrote an estimate to "Remove three 4x4x8’ posts under porch roof overhang. Install three new 4x4x8’ posts with post anchors. Recommended option: Install 4 angle brackets at top of posts. $500.00 Material allowance $1500.00 Labor." I paid a $500 deposit. Work was done quickly after providing deposit. Provider completed this job and also wrapped a cross beam in pine. Angle brackets were not installed as the workers completing the job informed me that there was no way to install them based on the way my roof was constructed. Debris was left in my driveway as I was informed that it would not fit into the truck. I was provided an assurance that it would be removed promptly. I was then sent an invoice for $4,300 and told I could leave a check that would be picked up when the debris was removed. The invoice included, "Remove three 4x4x8’ posts under porch roof overhang, Install three new 4x4x8’ posts with post anchors, Recommended option: Install 4 angle brackets at top of posts: $500.00 for material allowance, $1500.00 for Labor. TOTAL: $2000," as well as, "Vertical and horizontal beams and cross bracing: $1500.00 for Labor and $500.00 for material allowance. TOTAL: $2,000.00," and also, "Debris Removal: $100," for a grand total of $4,300. I immediately emailed the provider for an explanation as to why the invoice was so much higher than the estimate and why I was being charged for work that was not completed or discussed. I was told that the charges were based on $1500 a day for labor and the job took two days. I expressed my concern that the estimate clearly states a price for the job, not for labor by the day, as well as that the cross bracing was not installed, debris removal was never discussed, and that the job was not well done. The provider was at first unwilling to change the invoice but after multiple emails where I clearly showed what the estimate was, he finally told me to send whatever monies I felt were a fair price for the job.
Second Concern: Overall the job was completed in a shoddy fashion. There are numerous gaps between the wood that should all be flush. It was clear by the "debris" pile that cuts were made haphazardly and without much forethought. When I questioned the gaps in the finish I was told they could be caulked and that some had been. Upon my inspection I determined that wood putty was used and eventually this was admitted by the provider. All the nail holes were left unfilled and I was told by the provider that he was happy to provide a number for a painter that he works with that would take care of filling in the holes and painting all of the exposed wood.
Overall I would recommend that anyone looking for a contractor stay away from this provider. Though he completed the job quickly he was untruthful about the estimate and did not do quality work. Had I not been willing to confront him over the estimate provided I would have paid more than the estimate for less than the work quoted. I will now have to fix the poor craftsmanship myself.
- Gregory S.

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ACG Construction

PO Box 134
Springport

ACI Construction

309 Olivet rd
Bellevue

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

Ameri Pro Restoration LLC

13482 N Wheaton Rd
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 Builders LLC

100 N. Oakland St. #1
Saint Johns

Autumn Plumbing and Remodeling LLC

100 N. Oakland St.
Saint Johns

BASEMENT MAN WATERPROOFING

10090 WINEGAR RD
Laingsburg

Bel Company

504 Snapdragon Ln.
Dewitt

BILT-RITE CONSTRUCTION

3120 N EAST ST
Lansing

BKH Development

611 W Main St
Grand Ledge

Bob Fox Home Improvement

1126 W Rundle Ave
Lansing

Bofysil Construction LLC

6062 Limestone Ln
Dimondale

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

1563 Jacqueline Dr
Holt

Carolina Construction LLC

415 Raymerville Ct
Eaton Rapids

CARPENTRY INC BUILDERS

1900 W PRICE RD
Saint Johns

CENTENNIAL WOODWORKING LLC

10850 HOLLISTER RD
Laingsburg

Central Michigan Glass Block

2206 king st.
Saginaw

Chai Design

4445 Wausua Rd.
Okemos

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

COBO ENTERPRISES

9250 WINEGAR RD
Laingsburg

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

Custom Stairs and Finishes Inc

6440 Norwalk Rd Ste H

D & T General Contracting

2497 N. Portage Rd.
Jackson

DeLine Construction Inc

1505 McGrain Ln
Howell

Diamond Carpentry and Remodeling

9381 Vermontville Hwy
Dimondale

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Dollins Construction Inc.

5363 Royce Rd.
Webberville

Eagle Eye Home Improvements

903 W. Holmes
Lansing

EB Companies

16050 Center Rd
East Lansing

Economides Architects LLC

912 COOLIDGE RD
East Lansing

ENVISION REMODELING

8713 SHEPARDSVILLE RD
Laingsburg

Esser Builders LLC

739 N. Aurelius Rd.
Mason

EVERDRY WATERPROOFING OF GREATER 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

G S FEDEWA BUILDERS

5570 Okemos Rd
East Lansing

GARVIS CO

9396 ALWARD RD
Laingsburg

Great Lakes Residential Services

1328 Bennett Rd
Lansing

Gregory Lounds, Builder

4220 W Townsend Rd
Saint Johns

GRIFFES CONSTRUCTION

1165 HOUSE RD
Webberville

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

Home Management Company (HMCo)

PO Box 4883
East Lansing

Home Wreckers Construction Co

2145 Georgetown Blvd
Lansing

Homemade Design

41 Monument Ave

Homeview Improvements Llc

1475 N M 52
Owosso

Ingram Home Builders

PO Box 335
East Lansing

J & A Construction Inc.

5768 Leland Rd.
Laingsburg

J Wrozek Roofing & Home Improvement

5290 Stoney Lake Rd
Jackson

Jack Duncan Palmer Builder

4159 Vanneter Rd
Williamston

JLS BUILDERS INC

16675 S BAUER RD
Grand Ledge

K Fedewa Builders Inc

7051 W Parks Rd
St. Johns

KC Contracting Co Inc

1075 noble rd
Williamston

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 J TRUMBLE BUILDERS LLC

2331 N Larch
Lansing

LaFollette Custom Homes Ltd

145 W Grand River Ave
Williamston

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Magna Dry of Lansing

3232 W St Joseph
Lansing

McCardel Restoration LLC

4100 Hunsaker Dr Ste D
East Lansing

McDowell's Tile

6430 Cheshire Dr
Dimondale

Midpoint Construction LLC

2760 Paldan Dr
Auburn Hills

Miteff Plumbing

1717 Stoney Point Dr
Lansing

MOLEMEN INC a Terminix Company

1582 Roth Dr.,
Lansing

Mr. Bid

2878 orchard lake road
Keego Harbor

Nick's Home Improvements

4197 Watson Avenue
Holt

Northern Home Improvement

1040 Mak-Tech Dr
Lansing

Nyboer Builders

1554 Holbrook Dr
Holt

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

Property Resource LLC

5120 W St Joe Hwy
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

ROMAN SIDING & HOME IMPROVEMENTS

5936 SUMMERFIELD CT
Haslett

ROZEN CONSTRUCTION

1915 Wilderness Dr
Dewitt

SAVOIE BUILDERS

4322 GREENWOOD DR
Okemos

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

Structure Tec

11685 Stow Rd

Superior Interiors

4355 N Lumberjack Rd
Riverdale

Superior Skylights and Solar Solutions

2200 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing

T S MOBILE HOME SVC

6800 W GRAND RIVER RD
Laingsburg

TERRY RODGERS CONSTRUCTION

4300 FRIEGEL RD
Laingsburg

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

Vieau Consruction

Middleville

W. Bennett Construction Co.

2901 Kirkwood Rd.
Lansing

W. J. Burnett Carpentry LLC

16745 18 Mile Rd
Marshall

Woodstone Builders

6460 Yorkshire Ln
Eaton Rapids

Zischke Builders

5325 Park Lake Rd
East Lansing

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