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"I would HIGHLY recommend
. From beginning to end the process was incredibly smooth.
did an excellent job providing" different color and style options, examples of other sheds they'd built, and ideas for our shed. He was very easy to get in touch with and simply put, was an overall pleasure to work with.
and his crew who did the building were excellent as well. I now have a beautiful shed that I know was well built by a company that values their customers and the work they do.

-Andrew B.

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's product is excellent. His crew is works, like a well oiled machine! They are extremely courteous as well.

-Rick L.

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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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From start to finish we had a great experience. Phone calls where always returned, the install was done as promised. Every attention to detail was performed. It was a bit pricey, but as the saying goes, You get what you pay for! We would use them again in a Heartbeat!!
- Angela M.
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Not well. Concrete foundation not square, causing the whole build to be out of square. Sill plate, sheating and siding hang off the foundation 2 to 3 inches. Carport corner post not square and not anchored, off 3 inches on the back side and 1 in the front. Crooked interior frame board waves exterior siding. No wrap, no finished carport soffit. Can see daylight inside around base. Was assured when we accepted the bid that all would be complete. We would do nothing but use it. We had to purchased the wrap to put on before the siding. Contacted
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. No payment till fixed. Mr
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came and said the completion of the build was not in the bid. A miscommunication. Offered as a grand gesture to add to the 2x10 headers, move the 6x6's to try to make it look symmetrical in appearance, wrap the headers, install anchor brackets on the 6 x 6 post, and straighten the framing boards. Would complete the soffit for the cost of the material and labor. Would waive the labor costs if we gave 3 referrals. Our response was for him to complete the work with no referrals. We paid the additional cost of materials. Upon completion of the proposed patch work we paid Mr
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the remainer owed
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to be done with the ordeal. That 100 percent guarantee is joke. No amount of patching would make this project right. We checked
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through you and the BBB and used
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because of all the excellent referrals. So, these people may be ok with a shed but don't want them to do anything larger. No offers of a reduction in the cost of the building, no standing by what we were assured by the salesman as a complete project and not a hint of that money back guarentee. Now we are stuck with an expensive bungling building. Definitely not a good experience.
- Janice B.
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I chose
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to build a small shed on the side of my
property after seeing them receive a ton of praise on my neighborhood
Facebook page. They were prompt to come out and give me an on-site
estimate that thoroughly detailed all aspects of the build. They
specified high-quality materials (
Lake Garage Builders Provider Name Locked
-plank siding, for instance) and
answered all my questions without a shred of sales pressure. Though I
wouldn't call it an inexpensive product, you get what you pay for. My
6x10 shed was built in less than 5 hours, including the time it took to
paint it the perfect shade to match my house. It looks outstanding and
is build extremely well. The shingles match my roof, there's skirting
around the bottom to keep critters out, etc.
When one of my
neighbors filed a complaint that I was building without a permit (you
don't need a permit to build a shed), I contacted
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for advice. He
jumped right in and offered to help me by meeting the inspector at my
house to walk him through all the specs of the build. He was under
absolutely no obligation to do this, but did it anyway to help me out
and ensure I was happy with what they had built. That is true service
after the sale. I highly rec

- Jill V.
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Provided pictures and description for moving the shed, but no one came out to survey the job site until the day of the job. I told Colonial there was a slope in the yard (was identified in the pictures I sent) and sections were soggy from recent rains. I requested no vehicles be used for the move. Workers showed up with no idea of the scope of the project. I ended up letting them use their truck to move the shed, the end result was deep tire ruts in the yard, dead grass from the truck tires, a joist almost knocked out, the door dented and banged up from using the high lift
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and not enough blocks to level the shed on the corners - a block was set under the shed in the middle but it did not provide any support and to make up for concrete blocks they tried to level the shed using pieces of 2 x 4's.
I had to straighten the joist, add blocks to level and reinforce the bottom plate with a 2 x 6. The crew was professional and worked hard - but again was not prepared for the job at hand - overall it was not a pleasant experience.
- Ricky R.
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I am not sure there is enough space to tell the entire story of how "over-the-top"
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and his crew do at building whatever you need like he is building it for a million dollar customer.
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is meticulous in his presentation, scheduling, cleanliness, promptness, etc. I can't say anything bad about
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, his company, his workers. They not only treat your property with respect, they are extremely respectful to us as customers. Having some miles on me, I can tell you how I remember when service providers had respect for their business and customers. How if you went to the corner gas station, they made sure to not only pump the gas for you, but also check your oil, clean your windows (ALL of them!) and make sure you were served with a smile and respect. Now that was a long time ago and seldom seen today, HOWEVER, if you want to see it today...get in touch with
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and you will not only be treated with the utmost respect, you will have something that will stand longer than your house, because he builds them better!!!
Thank You
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and I sincerely apologize in my tardiness in writing this....you are much better than I when it comes to getting things done in time!
All The Best !
Lake Garage Builders Provider Name Locked

- RANDY T.
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Mr.
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provided a contract for a bathroom remodel that included all tile work and electrical to install a steam shower in our bathroom .
i paid 50% deposit and then 2 other payments to include add on items without a promised invoice. After 5 months of requesting a final bill I received one . He had very little back up and No back up for subcontractors that I had already paid directly for my add owns.He refused to provide me with copies or to meet with me to discuss. I kept very good records.
He tried to overcharge me by over $3000.00 . I proved by way of canceled checks proof of my payments. He never acknowledged or apologized for his very poor accounting practices. Instead he ignored my proof and began bad mouthing me all over our community.
Not a professional way to do business's and very unprofessional behavior. The initial contract that was paid for the bathroom also included all cost to do our project.
His work is sub par at best and is not consistent with his extremely high pricing. I DO NOt recommend this contractor.

- Pamela J.
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DO NOT USE THIS MAN OR HIS COMPANY. HE WILL RIP YOU OFF AND WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND NOT FINISH THE JOB. HE WILL ALSO PAD HIS HOURS AND IF YOU DO HIRE HIM, KEEP TRACK OF THE TIME HIS MEN ARE WORKING FOR YOU.
This was his first job of the year and they finished the roof part and were suppose to come back on a Saturday to build the stairs on the inside of my wood burning building but HE NEVER SHOWED UP and on top of that, HE TRIED TO ADD 8 HOURS TO THE TOTAL TIME WHICH WAS FALSE.

I had used this clown before and trusted him and his crew. He asked to be paid since he needed to pay his guys and I trusted him to come back and finish the job but he did not. I had to build my stairs to finish.
I believe he was p***** because I have kept very good hours of time worked, time spent on break and so forth and I am glad I did because this a****** added on EIGHT HOURS TO TOTAL TIME and I CALLED HIM ON IT!!!
I kept time in my shop and inside my house. This way I had what my wife had wrote down and what I wrote down and he could not challenge me to it because this
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n DOES NOT HELP HIS GUYS WORK. HE JUST DRIVES AROUND DOING NOTHING.
It is my understanding that his father was a stand up guy and did an honest days work for an honest days pay and NEVER PADDED HIS HOURS. This is NOT a review of the Senior
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.
- Rich L.
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I liked that he was able to reuse materials I already had, and he did an amazing job. He worked over a period of five days, and when he was finished he cleaned up and removed all debris and left my driveway and back yard in pristine order! I was very pleased with all the work he did, and I would recommend him highly.
- Margaret T.

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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

Built Solid Renovations LLC

123 Main
Sterling Heights

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

Cassar Construction Services

1963 Beverly St
Sylvan Lake

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

Dreamscapes Construction

7110 Walker rd
Spring Lake

Duer Building and Design

15298 Rannes St
Spring Lake

Earth Contours Construction

5127 Lake Grove Dr
White 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

GH IMPROVEMENT LLC

13923 OLD 14 MILE RD
Greenville

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

HOMETOWNE LUMBER & KITCHEN CENTER

201 S Carpenter AVE
Kingsford

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

L&F Services

P.O. Box 111
Whitmore Lake

M&M Seamless Gutters Inc

515 Woodside Ave
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

MERRETT DESIGN

590 California
Crystal 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

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

Patriot Builders

189 North Ridge Street
Port Sanilac

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 Road
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

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

Tottingham Builders LLC

3079 S Baldwin Rd
Lake Orion

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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