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"It went very well.
had excellent contractors and he stayed on top of everything, on schedule and on budget. He is very hands-on following" up on all contractors jobs, charges, and phase inspections.
is a straight shooter, no BS and one of the most honest men I have ever done business with!

-Frank D.

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"A day before the install date I was called out of the country and wanted to reschedule but salesman said that was not possible and they would have no problem placing" shed. I had a bad feeling about the placement so I sent pictures that day with the measuring tape set at the proper distance with close up and far out pics so it was clear where it was to be set. When I got back from my trip it was not even close. 8" off one way and 5" off the other way. This is what happens when a company gets their money up front. The shed was unusable because I could not fill it until they placed it. So I called
4 times to try to get Shed moved and each time someone would say what was wrong and someone will get back with you. Which no one did. After 3 or 4 days on my last call to get some answers I found out that THEY USED a SUB CONTRACTOR to install the shed and the lady said, here is the number you call him. NICE CUSTOMER SERVICE... FUNNY the salesman failed to tell me they use Sub-contractors to do there installs. I might have not spent the money for this shed. Natural the first phone call to the SUB went right to voice mail but he did call back about 30 minutes later. He told me that his team was not going to be in that area for another 5 days to get it moved. So there goes another 5 days of delaying another project because I cant put anything in the shed before it gets moved. I cant believe the customer service from
.. HORRIBLE No one ever said we are so sorry we will be out tomorrow and put it right where you want it That would have solved the whole problem It just shows me they just have a lot of people just collecting a paycheck. Who needs customer service when you have all their money up front. Now look how they finished my roof in these pictures. I'm sure any professional roofer would just laugh. I wonder how long I have to wait before these nails rust out and it starts leaking all over my possessions.

-David S.

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Ballpark number - $30-50/SF for normal garage - in your area, considering need for perimeter foundation to get below frost depth, probably about $40/SF unfinished, $50 finished.

In your area, if you can afford it, I would talk to a Realtor friend (or the one who sold you the house) about how much value a garage would add, and the difference between one and two car - very few houses are built with one cars these days except on narrow city lots, so it might pay (if your budget can handle it) to make it a two-car while you are at it.

Also, a standard 1 car is about 12 x 20 feet - if you make it large enough for a full size pickup or SUV then about 12 x 24 or 12 x 26', which could improve resale value. The current trend is toward 8 to 8-1/2' ceilings and 7-1/2 to 8 foot high entry clearances also, rather than 7 to 7-1/2' ceiling and 6-1/2 foot beam clearance, to handle larger pickups and SUV's with racks.

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Definitely - if you are interested, there are good videos on how it works on This Old House and Hometime websites, and probably on Youtube too, or google  -  "epoxy floor covering"

It takes A LOT of careful prep and you have limited working time to handle it (it is a 2-component product like epoxy glues and fibreglass resin, so has vdery limited working time after you mix the two components), so unless you are quite experienced with fast-setting finishes I would NOT recommend you do it yourself - get it wrong and it is MUCH harder to remove than to put on. Also, it is important to sprinkle the non-slip material over it at the right time without stepping in it or getting any on flooring that is not yet covered with the epoxy.

Find a specialty contractor for garage floor sealing - normal painters and contractors may or may not know how to do it. Rough cost estimate, WITHOUT moving a lot of stuff in and out of the garage, $1.25-3.00/SF depending on how expensive a finish you get. Keep in mind you will have to move everything out of the garage for a few days to a week, or pay them to come twice (which I have seen done) - to do it by halves about a week apart, with you moving workbenches, tool chests, etc from one end of the garage to the other before they come back.

There are a lot of off-brand products out there - a lot of them are garbage, and some claiming to be epoxy are not even 2-component, so not true epoxy. I would stay with national industrial brand names like PPG, Rustoleum, Armorchip, AkzoNobel, Dulux, ISF - the ones made by consumer paint companies like Behr, Sherwin Williams, etc seem to have a lot of bad press about them.

One thing to consider, is if your slab was coated with a water repellent or sealer, that will probably have to be sandblasted or ground off before an epoxy can adhere properly - for about $0.50-1.00/SF more.

If you are not up to spending $1000 or so on protecting a floor you drive on, you can get Rustoleum Epoxy Shield Concrete Floor Paint for about $40/gallon that, as long as you degrease and scrub the floor well before hand, sticks quite well including over a normal concrete sealer. While the rustoleum stuff is actually an acrylic, not a true epoxy, it does good for the $. The competing latex concrete paints peel and lift off in no time - they are fine for coating a basement floor to reduce moisture passage before putting down flooring, but do not hold up to garage traffic.

I redo the central driven-on half of mine for about $45 in degreaser and paint about every 10 years and while it does not look like a showroom floor after the first few weeks, it does the job of being easy to clean and repels most vehicle stains (except gasoline, paint solvents like laquer thinner or acetone, or automotive spray solvents like brake or carb cleaner, which will all soften and bubble it). It also is not anywhere as slippery as an epoxy finish. You do have to let it dry a full week to avoid peeling from tires sitting on it.

As a condo owner I presume you have checked with the condo manager - most condos have rules about types of finishes that can be used, and in some cases even colors.

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That is a pretty old and small house to be putting much money into.

My recommendation would be to do no more than box in the carport as a garage, if you have use for that.

Adding a bathroom and laundry room to a garage generally means a new foundation for them, so significant cost for the small added space you are getting. Generally, one would recommend an addition rather than putting those in a garage. However, for this old a house an addition could be equal to the value of the house.

My recommendation - talk to the Realtor you bought it from, or a Realtor friend, about what certain improvements could do to the value of the house. I fear you will find that anything other than a teardown might not add to value at all, because any significant addition to that old a house, and that size if typical of the neighborhood, would make it an oddball house for the area and reduce rather than enchance saleability.

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Garage Building reviews in Lake

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It went fine but there were a few times they would say they would be here the next day, and then not show up. Overall though, they were always very nice and their work is very good. My husband was extremely happy with the finished product.
- Gaylene Y.
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They were easy to work with and very responsive.
They're were a couple of small issues that needed to be resolved after completion of the garage and they were very good on the followup.
- mark B.
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We are excited about our shed we purchased from
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Barns! Our entire experience has been wonderful. The shed was built very well and the guy who delivered it took his time to place it exactly where we wanted it. We will definitely do business with
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again!
- Joanne W.
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We first noticed
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at a local home and garden expo and liked how well built their sheds were. A few months later we got a call from them that they were running a special so decided to go ahead and get it installed. There were quite a few back and forth e-mail with our salesperson,
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, to hammer out all of the details. Once that was done, we were told to contact scheduling. However,
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the scheduler never responded to my numerous voicemails and even when I notified
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of this, he said he would followed up but failed to do so. These sort of issues are unacceptable as it felt like they had no interest in scheduling the work, they really need to improve their responsiveness. After 2-3 weeks of having no luck with scheduling I finally got
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on the phone and we scheduled it for that Friday.
The installers arrived on-time and were able to setup the entire shed within 3 hours. They did a great job and there have been no issues in the 6 months since then. The shed even weathered a very strong storm in October without any issues. So the build quality was great but the customer service part of the transaction was severely lacking.
- Kiran G.
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We contracted them through Home Depot. My issues are with the interactions I have with
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, not Home Depot.
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is a small company out of Waxahatchie, TX. They send builders out to many cities in TX, including
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. I will list the miscommunications in order of occurrence.
1.) I applied for a Project Loan at Home Depot and needed
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to send a copy of my contract to them so I could get a line of credit.
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said they faxed them, so I arrived at the Home Depot I requested the fax be sent to. Home Depot never got the fax. 2 hours later, after phoning
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and finding out they were faxed to a different location, they managed to fax it to the right place and I was issued my line of credit.
2.) The contractor arrived at my home to do my estimate and work up drawings. He told me the drawings would be emailed to me by that Friday. I emailed the contactor, he apologized, stated he was 3 days behind and would have them to me by the following Wednesday.
3.) I received the drawings and began emailing the office manager
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to try and schedule a time for installation. I attempted to call the office to schedule by phone as I work nights and have a weird schedule. I could never get her on the phone and instead of calling me back she kept sending me emails that said, "We will be at your house on this day, at this time." I would email back and say that's not good for me, please call me. Then another email, "We will be at your house on another day, and another time." At this point I'm very frustrated and happened to catch her by phone at 7am one morning. She apologized and scheduled a date 3 weeks out.
4.) I paid for a
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and blinds and was told they would both be installed at the same time. The builders arrived on time and completed the
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, then started packing up. I said," Aren't you going to install the blinds?" "What blinds? They didn't give us any blinds." I called the office, got
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and she said, "Oh yeah, your blinds didn't come in on time. We will have to schedule that installation separately." I told her if I had known this, I would have waited for the blinds to come in and done the whole thing at once! Now I had to spend another day sitting around, waiting for builders.
5.) So then I wait for an email, and it arrives. "Your blinds have arrived! They will be installed at this day, at this time." So now I begin the frustrating process of trying to arrange a time that works for me via email, phone, ect.
6.) The day of blind installation arrives and I'm told the builder will arrive between noon and 4pm. By 4:30 no one has arrived. I call
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and she tells me the builder's car broke down earlier that day and he wouldn't make it. I was livid! I asked her why had no one called me earlier to tell me this? Why am I again, having to call you to find out what is going on? Now I've wasted another day! She had no good explanation.
7.) Finally I was made a priority and he was out within the next couple of days and quickly installed the blinds. I was so glad to finally be done with this ridiculous, unorganized company. My whole experience with
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was one huge frustrating, pull your hair out, cluster f%&#. Never again.
- Laura W.
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They are an excellent company and did excellent work. They were on time, professional, knowledgeable and I would definately recommend their services to others.
- Dick W.
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This company is top notch.. Their work is excellent quality and they give very professional service. . I highly recommend them
- Mary C.
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The best part about his service was the understanding first of what I wanted to store, how I used the stuff I stored (e.g. zero turn motor largest item) and what I needed from
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. It felt like the design effort up front was very personalized, even though I knew the sheds were not custom builds, but pre-fab'ed designs....More /> Install was flawless. Less than 4 hours.
- Patrick W.

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A to Z Renovation

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B & T GCCM

PO Box 950
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Ball Construction

1947 S Dickerson Rd
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Bernard Building Center

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Hillman

BIGELOW EXTERIORS

7403 34 Rd
Cadillac

Blueline Builders

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Evart

Brauer Installation

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Harrison

Butch's Construction LLC

9402 E. 136th St.
Sand Lake

c&d builders

586 e adams rd.
Saint Louis

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cleary Building - Escanaba

1814 N Lincoln Road, Suite B
Escanaba

Cornerstone Construction Corp.

9541 N. Cut Rd
Roscommon

D.B. Construction

Minden City

Dan Newton &d Sons Builders, Inc

5664 W Old State Rd
Central Lake

Dandy Education

9255 Passenheim
Gaylord

DEC General Home Improvement

700 Laird St
Lake Orion

Degeer Builders

7410 Lake Station Avenue
Lake

DLT CONSTRUCTION

307 E Lafayette St.
Sturgis

DNL BUILDERS

18701 144TH
Spring Lake

Duer Building and Design

15298 Rannes St
Spring Lake

Energy Plus Home Improvements

4355 N Lumberjack Rd
Riverdale

ERICKSON BUILDERS

106 WOODBURY DR
Iron River

FED Design/Builders

777 West Cedar Avenue
Gladwin

Gorney Builders

5349 W Erie Rd
Ottawa Lake

HANSON BUILDERS

2405 13TH ST
Menominee

Harms Enterprises

88 W. Houghton Lake Drive
Prudenville

Harvest Village LLC

12023 210th Ave
Leroy

Heartwood Building Company

540 32 Mile Rd.
Romeo

HOME DEPOT

9078 Highland Rd
White Lake

HouseCall Property Services

6236 Hiawatha Road
Whitmore Lake

Howe Building

Webster Church rd
Whitmore Lake

I'll do it, Home Services

405 Franklin Wright Blvd
Lake Orion

JDP Construction LLC

7956 Whiteford Center Rd
Ottawa Lake

Jess Arquette

7408 Hungerford Lake Dr
Big Rapids

Kingdom Construction Inc.

23927 Ecorse Rd
Taylor

L&F Services

P.O. Box 111
Whitmore Lake

M&M SEAMLESS GUTTERS INC.

515 WOODSIDE AVENUE
Essexville

Matts Remodeling

100 Clear Lake Rd
Grass Lake

Maxwell Builders

1043 Dale Rd.

McCarthy Modernization

8165 Timber Trail
White Lake

mckelveys

Fort Gratiot

MDH Construction

30 Lakewood Rd.
Twin Lake

Meticulous Builders

2430 Bayne Rd
Twin Lake

Michigan Realty Solutions LLC

69246 North Main
Richmond

Mike Montini Builder Inc

2736 E Beaverton Rd
Farwell

Mike Schaap Builders

12969 Greenly St
Holland

Mike Strehl Enterprises LLC

1015 E West Maple Rd
Walled Lake

Multi Drywall & Partition LLC

PO Box 1222
Walled Lake

My House Doctor

PO 971
Prudenville

MY ROOF

115 dexter
Milan

NG Builders

11540 Rooksby St
Sand Lake

NTK Builders

10620 Loughrea lane
Cement City

Orsini Building Co

9522 Lone Pine St
White Lake

Parker Home Improvement

13021 Kalmbach rd
Grass Lake

Paul Goedert Carpentry LLC

167 Belmont Ln
Whitmore Lake

Porters Network

1050 W 81st Ave

Privateer Construction

4675 Oak Rd.
Twin Lake

Pro Built Custom Building Corp

1600 Glengary Rd
Walled Lake

Pro Paint & Renovate LLC

2736 JUDAH RD.
Lake Orion

ProBuild

1054 Old 27 N Hwy
Gaylord

Quality Built Building QBB

300 Atlantic Street
Bay City

R S Construction

128 Trillium Trail
Gaylord

Raha Builders, LLC

18661 Pawnee Dr
Spring Lake

Ralph Thelen Construction

476 West Musgrove Highway
Lake Odessa

Ramon Maintenance Services

8032 South Mission Road
Mount Pleasant

RARE EARTH HARDWOODS

6778 E TRAVERSE HWY
Traverse City

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr
Royal Oak

Remodeling Specialists

125 Morgan St
Fife Lake

RICK ONAN

160 S OAK DR
Lake City

Riverland Building

4480 W Nestel Rd
Houghton Lake

S.A.H. Building and Remodeling

P.O. Box 132
Six Lakes

savoie comstruction

5578 Mesa Verde Trail
White Lake

savoie construction

5578 Mesa Verde Trail
White Lake

Sentry Contractors Inc

7250 Capri Dr
White Lake

Shelby Construction LLC

1211 Clearwater
White Lake

Simmons Enterprises

813 N. Main St
Mount Pleasant

Smart Services

2685 Steeple Hill
White Lake

Snell Custom Carpentry, LLC

5750 St John Rd
Grass Lake

SOUTHWICK BUILDERS

3174 OLD FARM LANE
Walled Lake

Structured Homes by Wilson Inc

8180 19 Mile Rd
Sand Lake

Terin Wales

3322 Oakleaf Dr
Harrison

Theisen Builders LLC

1366 Meadowlark Dr
Alger

Treetop Log Homes

9471 Howard City Edmore Rd
Lakeview

TriStar Retail Services

1924 22nd St
Port Huron

W. J. Burnett Carpentry LLC

16745 18 Mile Rd
Marshall

Weckesser Builders

4463 Queens Way
Gladwin

Wildcat Construction

8781 Long Rapids Rd
Alpena

WILKERSON BUILDING & MASONRY

8892 DAWSON COUNTRY LN
Grass Lake
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