Lake Garage Builders

in Lake, MI

100
Garage Builders are
in Lake

7
Garage Builders in Lake
are top rated

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MARY ANNE O.
"Email the company about replacing shed. Sent some emails back and forth to determine what should be purchased. Determined the shed to purchased. Arranged to have the old shed demo" and the new shed installed. The crew arrived timely. The crew started by demo the old shed. The new shed was constructed. The work was completed all in one day.
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Richard D.
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who is the owner of this company did a fabulous job for me. He came to me as a recommendation from a neighbor. My deck had some serious issues with the stair" rails, fence, privacy wall, and general stability.
came out himself did all of the work in about 9 hours, and he did a great job. His price was very fair and did not change from the estimate that was given to me. Based on what I paid and what I got I feel that I received and excellent value for the work done.
is pretty honest, and very easy going as well. I am going to use his services for other jobs that I have around the house. I highly recommend his services.
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Cynthia T.
"From the beginning to end I cannot say enough about
service and professionalism and the quality. The package I received thoroughly explaining the process, the" quote was detailed and work and quality choices explained is
terms, etc.
was always prompt, friendly and very helpful. I painted the garage myself and had an opportunity to really see the work close up and I found the quality of workmanship of the building was amazing (all the joints lined up perfectly). In my experience in remodeling when selecting a contractor the "mid price" person seems to be the best (that is what
price was). But more important is the professionalism and follow through that makes the experiences seamless.

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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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Instead of using Angie's List, I foolishly hired this "builder" based on the recommendation of the log home kit provider, "Mountain Creations" of Wexford, PA. By far, this was the single most horrible experience of my life. I am currently in litigation with this "buiIder" and am warning everyone I can to stay away from him. I cannot begin to explain to the world how worthless the guy is. From the beginning to the end this "builder" was deceptive. He would lie about the cost of performing work and then try and charge you for work that was included in the contract. Several different times he would ask me for an advance in his draws and once he would get the money he would disappear for weeks at a time.
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and his "crew" of 1 to 2 guys would show up about 35% of the time. He took him almost a year to build part of my home which normally would take most builders 4 months. Because the construction took so long, I have had significant water damage to my home (mold, moisture staining, delamination of the sub-flooring). During construction, I have caught his workers sleeping in my home! His crew would leave their garbage all over the work site each day, there were several huge piles of garbage left all around the outside of my home site. Because of this, I now have a family of raccoons raiding through my unfinished house nightly. Currently my home is unfinished because he refused to complete the work that is clearly spelled out in the contract. I am now stuck with a home that I cannot afford to complete. This guy is very unprofessional, he cannot manage a project or his crew properly. I would highly recommend staying away from him and would gladly speak to anyone who is considering using this person to build anything for them. I have a ton of photos I can provide to back up what I am saying.
- Jason B.
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I called and spoke with
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. We set an appointment to discuss my options for my garage and for him to provide an estimate. After 30 minutes past our appointment with no call or show, I called.
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answered the phone and did not remember our appointment. After asking him if he was interested in the project, he hung up on me. If you are a contractor and depend on clients to support your business, I would assume you would be professional. I would recommend you keep looking for a garage contractor, because
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is a poorly run business with no ethics.
- Bobbi P.
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The entire process with
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was painless, which is pretty hard to find, I have had a number of renovations done and its one giant headache, having the shed done fortunately was not. If it wasn't for
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building the shed on-site I would not have been able to get a pre-made shed into my fenced in area.
- Stephanie L.
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The garage is nearly completed, expectation is within a week of writing this review and so far nothing has gone over budget and they have been great about a couple changes/additions we have made. Everyone has shown up when they said they would and the quality of work seems to be very good. So far, all promises have been kept and we are very happy.
- Matthew G.
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We met with
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at
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and he gave us a tour of the sheds
on their lot and worked with us to determine the size we would need, and
he even came out to our house to view the site where we wanted our
shed, walked us through more options and really worked with us to build
the perfect shed. He went above and beyond our expectations, matching
the siding/shutters/shingles of our house. He was very clear about what
was estimated and what was expected. When it came time for his crew to
build the shed, they were very pleasant, and offered solutions and
suggestions for door and window placement. They showed up on time and
did a great job. They were really all great to work with!
- Jessica A.
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Rich responded promptly on estimate & expected scheduling time. Arranged all steps of project, showed up on time. He completed on time & within the estimated cost. He did an excellent job. don't waste time with others. Just call Rich, schedule your project & get it done in a timely manner.
- Paul M.
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We are renovating a 20-year-old house and did not initially plan to replace the subfloors, but when it became obvious we needed to do that,
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were flexible and made it their priority to get that done. While in the crawlspace they found a major beam that needed to be replaced and took care of that as well. They were also helpful in changing the deck design, which is much more open and modern now.
We plan to bring them back to help with some shelving and staircase work.
- Kay M.

All Garage Builders in Lake, MI

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A to Z Renovation

45331 Northport Dr.
Macomb

AC & D Contracting

2568 Eaton Gate Rd.
Lake Orion

Alpha & Omega Stove & Sweep

1235 E. Grand River Rd.
Williamston

AMADEUS REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION

23726 W COUNTRY LINE RD
Sand Lake

B & T GCCM

PO Box 950
Union Lake

Ball Construction

1947 S Dickerson Rd
Lake City

Bernard Building Center

27300 M-32
Hillman

BIGELOW EXTERIORS

7403 34 Rd
Cadillac

Blueline Builders

120 N. Main Street
Evart

Brauer Installation

3544 Ash Rd
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

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

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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