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and I designed a garage that was aesthetically appealing and functional to our needs. The design of the garage required a lot of attention to detail. During the entire construction
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was punctual and informative of the entire process.
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always included me in any decision where there were options in how something could be done or what it would look like. We encountered a few obstacles along the way, however
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always showed concern for any extra expenses and did what he could to help mitigate the cost. Most importantly
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never cut corners, he always put quality first. My wife and I both agree that we found an ease in dealing with
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and his crew.
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was always thoughtful and considerate when working at our home.
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is a very honest and caring person.
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definitely went above and beyond in the services we hired him to do. We would highly recommend
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for any of your remodeling or construction projects.
- Jacqueline C.
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, President of
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, is without any doubt the finest contractor we have ever dealt with. His personal involvement and a great crew made this otherwise daunting experience as easy and pleasant as it could be. We are delighted with the quality of the work done, the timeliness of the completion of all the projects and are delighted with the incredible change in our house. We give
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and crew highest
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for consideration, dependability, competency and timeliness..
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- Edward S.
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They were punctual and the workmanship was very good. My only complaint is that the lumber was very green and it almost immediately began to shrink. The floorboards are cupped (warped) quite badly. I called and requested that someone come out to inspect it but, despite assurances to the contrary, no one showed up or called. So my advice is to insist that they use aged lumber.
- Edward L.
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They were a little late, but they stayed until close to 8pm so it would be done in 1 day. They let us know when they were close to being done so they could explain the features of the storm shelter and how to use sliding door properly.
- Carolyn P.
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The salesman was professional, knew his product and helpful. We were able to have the shed delivered and installed in just days after the purchase. The installer/builder was awesome. Professional, timely and skilled at his trade. Not a
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of debris left behind. This is our 3rd
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...would get another but we don't plan on moving again but I do suggest them to our friends and family.
- Marcia H.
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and
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came to our home to give us a quote on a number of current and future projects we wanted to plan out--some urgently. Despite knowing that we were on a fairly tight timeline to have a couple of them done, neither one of them responded within two weeks of their visit with either a quote or an explanation for the delay. I called and spoke with
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, and he explained that some things had come up and that we'd hear from them shortly. I said no worries and continued to wait. And wait. Nothing. After over two weeks, I have given up. They seem like absolutely lovely guys, and I have no doubt that they are good at what they do, but following up promptly and as promised with clients is a key skill to business success. We let them know we were no longer interested in their service. Meanwhile, we are only a week out from the initial work we needed done and have to start all over again with finding a new contractor. Sigh.
- Lara H.
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I've built before (good experience) but this contractor is terrible.

The company is owned by
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. The salesman, who masquerades as a contractor or "project manager" knows little about construction. His name is
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G. (let's abbreviate his name since he is merely an employee).
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is the only one with a contractor's license and he's an absentee builder. The project has low quality, frequent errors, poor workmanship, no oversight, and has now taken twice the estimated time (and probably not be done by Thanksgiving).

1. They didn't even know where to file the building permit. They filed it with the city, but it was supposed to be with the county. Oddly, this is the county where the owner and the company both reside. What kind of outfit files the permit in the wrong jurisdiction--and it's their OWN county--not some distant county they rarely work in.

2. We signed the agreement on June 3rd. They showed up for work 2 weeks later.

The foundation crew would work 1-2 hours a day and leave. This drug on for weeks and should have been completed in 1-2 days. When I asked
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G. about this, he said he had no control over contractors. If he has no control over contractors, then he can't control the speed or quality of the work?
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has no control over the project, period. It was clear he lied on when they could start and he was just sending them out for an hour a day to pacify us.

It quickly became clear the foundation footer was wrong. They wanted 2 stories of brick to sit on the the spilled over concrete from the foundation instead of a proper brick ledge (google "Brick ledge").
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G insisted it was correct. I called in
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County Codes and Codes agreed with me.
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G. ultimately had the foundation crew dig the footer out more. But still, it was obvious to me it was wrong. I finally contacted the owner,
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, and they sent an Engineer to review the foundation. The engineer failed the site. That's when I knew an idiot was building my building.

3. The foundation work was pathetic. They added a slope to the floor and my plans did not call for it.
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said codes requires it but when I contacted
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County Codes, they denied any such requirement. I know understand that
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overrode my building plans which called for block. They went with a mono-slab. And never explained that a flat floor wouldn't even be possible with a mono-slab. That's probably because the salesman, who masquerades as a contractor, didn't know.

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also added a ledge on two sides of the slab to offset the slope in the floor that they mistakenly added. One side was deformed, much wider than it should have been so we couldn't put sheetrock to the floor. The ledge also did not accommodate the door properly and there were gaps.
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admitted the concrete guys did a poor job.

The concrete crew failed to remove tree leaves from the concrete and instead covered them up. Eventually, the fingernail depth concrete over the leaves popped off and now there's leaf shaped voids in the concrete.

Finally, the side of the slab was warped and deformed, bulging near the bottom. The bricking crew had to work around this by spacing the brick further than it should have been.

4. The framers couldn't read plans. I don't believe most of them were here legally in this country. And the real contractor,
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, was never at the site except when I threatened to end the contract with litigation. That's the only time
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G gets involved. The pretend contractor,
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G. never provided any oversight because he knows nothing about construction. They put windows in the wrong place. They BOWED or WARPED some window openings. It took 2 weeks to get those repairs fully made. The only reason they were made was because I took off work and met with the subcontractor to explain what needed to be done. The contractor wouldn't even come to the site to explain it.

The framing work was so bad, we're still finding warped walls and openings. That didn't become clear until the sheetrock was in. Their own dry wall contractor commented on the shoddy window openings, noting it wasn't his fault the drywall didn't fit properly. He noted that even the windows don't fit properly as he made the case this wasn't his fault.

Currently, one window and 2 walls are warped or bent--one or more 2x4s are bowed in the wall. These are easily noticeable with the naked eye--no level or measuring tools needed. Do you want warped walls? don't hire these clowns.

5. The drywall guys were like the framers--no English, some evidence they're not here legally, and no attention to detail. The drywall still isn't properly fixed. Just some areas they decided they weren't going to sand. Your guess is as good as mine on the logic here. The drywall guy blamed the contractor on his scope of work. He said
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G. told him the interior wasn't going to be painted. They blame defects in the drywall on their electric sander.
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G. seems clueless on this and is contradicted by what the drywall guy says his scope is. The last building I built, I never even spoke to the drywall guys. I never needed to. It was sanded nicely and there was nothing to say.

I frequently find the contractor and the salesman are so out of touch, his own subcontractors don't know what to do.

6. They ordered the wrong window for a custom window in the building. I've heard a couple of different stories on this. One is the building supply company made a mistake and an employee was fired (unlikely). The other is
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G. ordered the wrong window. He told me if I didn't go along with this window, the project would be delayed by 2 weeks while another one was fabricated. This was SO deceptive because he knew nothing was going to happen for the next 2 weeks anyway. And nothing did. We didn't get what we paid for because
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G. lied.

7. The timing and oversight is terrible. They are absentee builders. The guy running the project isn't even a builder. No one reviews the work or checks for quality. That's why I have warped walls and a warped foundation. They never have any idea what is going on. They call me to ask because they have no clue what's happening on the job site.

8. Do you really want to do business with a shady company? They submit a bid to you with detailed line items. For most contractors, that becomes the contract. That was the case with my last building I had built. Not the case here. They then pull out a contract you've never seen before. They vaguely write in items without as much detail. Buried within this document is language that says that the bid they submitted isn't valid and only this contract is valid. Interestingly, they also claim they aren't liable for their own engineering services. I presume this is because of dirt compaction problems and foundation problems they had on another site. One of their subs told me about that. The problem in my case was they specified a specific garage door in my bid, and later briefly tried to say that bid wasn't valid, only the contract which simply said "garage door". They reversed course on that idea. But from that contract is a good microcosm of the whole project. Nothing is what it seems and nothing is what you expect.

9. Bricking. We wanted a bricked in window, with no actual window. The price came back sky high and
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G said he thought it was because they thought we wanted an elaborate design. He said he would talk to the brick subcontractor. But he lied about it all. I finally called the brick subcontractor on the phone. I said my name is
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(I happen to have the same first name as
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G.) For the first 45 seconds of that phone call, the brick contractor thought I was
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G. I found out
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G. had doubled the cost of the brick window to cover up for the garage door mistake he made. I also found out
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G had lied about other things. It's amazing what you can find out in just one phone call.

Some of the mortar in that bricked window is falling out. That's going be another repair for them. That's because the brick guys had to redo it because, as I suspected, they didn't understand what
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G told them. Another fail.

9. DO NOT do business with these people. Think of the person you dislike the most. Maybe it's an ex-spouse? If you've lived long enough, there are people you dislike. Some strongly so. But I would not wish this incompetent company on ANYONE I have ever known. IF YOU USE THESE CLOWNS, you WILL have to babysit your own project. You might as well be your own contractor, since this contractor isn't going to manage his own sub-contractors.

You are paying a contractor for his expertise and knowledge in construction AND their selection of subcontractors. I have no doubt
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knows construction. The problem is he'll never be there to manage the project. And the salesman will only come out to collect checks, hoping each sub did their job. The subs have figured this out and know they can get away with shoddy workmanship, as much as the homeowner will allow.

One of
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's OWN subcontractors told me that every job he comes to, someone like me is "p***** off" because the project is poorly managed by
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10. 12 weeks into this project, my project isn't done. Weeks by with no activity. I'm done babysitting subcontractors. I'm done begging for mistakes to be repaired. I'm simply going to withhold the final payment and point out each outstanding item, flaw or repair, one item at a time.

If you're even thinking of using this business, or one of the other 3 businesses owned by
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. RUUUUUUUUUUUN or get a lawyer. I wish they were like my last builder. I never had a single issue--because he was a builder who managed subs and ran the project instead of delegating to a salesman.
- Josh B.
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I had a very pleasant and positve experience I would strongly recomend this company to any one looking for a quality built storage
shed or building thats covered by a great warranty and looks awesome. I was very impressed and amazed by the delivery and set
up which is done by one man and a very interesting delivery system. And last but not least not only wher they polite and punctual
they finished my order almost 2 weeks ahead of schedule. And one final note they even brought me a plate of home made cookies in appreation for my business!! A+ rating in my book.
- Daniel S.
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I would NEVER contract this builder to build a pole barn, garage, or shed for me ever again. NEVER.
I signed a contract the with
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(builder) on 07 OCT 2013 to provide the labor to build a 24'x36' 2-story pole barn on my property.
Prior to this and per the direction of the builder, I hired the concrete/excavator company to perform site excavation and preparation, which had to be done before the builder could begin.
For the 4-5 weeks after excavation and ground prep was complete, the builder continually promised (provided specific dates)
on which he and his crew would show up to being building the barn.
Throughout the month of OCT, each promised date would come and go. Builder would not call, e-mail, or otherwise inform me that he was (again) delaying the start date. Each time, he provided a subsequent start date. Each time the NEXT start date would arrive, the same thing would occur - absolutely no notice, no communication, some unfounded excuse of why he could not start, and a promise of yet another start date.
Into November, the same thing. 11 NOV, 15 NOV, and finally 18 NOV.
On several of these days, I had actually taken a vacation day off (from work) to be there for the start of the build to make sure my expectations were in line with builder's understanding. No contact, no call, no e-mail ... just a no-show.
When I called him (as I always had to when he didn't show up) when he didn't show up on 18 NOV, builder said he wasn't showing up. He became belligerent with me, used profanity, telling me to "F*ck off" because I DARED to ask him why he kept bailing out on me and failing to show up as promised, and then he quit.
I have witnesses that HEARD him as he YELLED at me on the phone. "F*CK YOU! I'M DROPPING YOU LIKE A HOT
POTATO!" were his EXACT words.
Since the builder had pulled the building permits in HIS name, not only was I out $363 for those useless permits, but I had to pay for them AGAIN once I found another builder. (PMYC eventually refunded a small portion of those permit costs, but only because the county refunded a small portion to him).
So in the middle of November in Michigan, just days away from our first big snow, and with $17,000 worth of materials ALREADY bought, paid for, and sitting in my driveway,
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quit because I dared to ask him why he continually promised to then failed to show up.
If I had to have a pole barn built and
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was the LAST barn builder on the face of the earth, I would go without a barn.
- Robert B.
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called me quickly and gave me an estimate. He scheduled the replacement on my schedule. He was courteous , he made picked up the door and hardware and gave me the receipt of purchase. He removed and hauled away the old door and installed the new one. In two days, I have a great door that I've wanted replaced for two years!
- Barbara D.
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