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Constant delays and consistently asking for advances on payment before completing the work. Provided no oversight to the workers that resulted in more delays, mistakes and barely acceptable workmanship. By his own admission, Bill
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, is a bad businessman and doesn't finish a project without trying to get more and more money out of his customers. The worst was when he brought in a subcontractor that didn't install our siding correctly. Bill took several pictures that showed the mistakes. He never paid the subcontractor and never fixed the problems. The other electrical and plumbing susubcontractors would ask if they were going to get paid. I made payments directly to the subcontractors so they would show up and complete the work. Bill
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confessed to me that he under bid the job and could not finish it unless I paid him in advance. After he was paid, he eventually stopped showing up. He abandoned the jobsite and never paid the subcontractors. I did not hear from
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after dozens of phone calls, emails & texts, I had to bring in other subcontractors to fix the mistakes and complete the project at an additional expense. The whole experience with
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and Bill
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was a disaster!!
- Mark S.
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Wonderful people working till the job was finished. Love the area now. Highly recommend.
- Linda H.
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I feel this company devalued my home. Sloppy, haphazard work was performed even after showing them and telling them exactly what I wanted. They came into our home and didn't protect the home's hardwood flooring from their boots and construction dirt and grim. We had to give them paper and tape to cover the hardwood flooring where they would walk through the house. I really felt that these workers didn't care about our property and we wondered how much work was being accomplished since only one worker appeared to know how to do the work.
The hardwood for the kitchen flooring was faulty, but the installer just kept nailing it in not stopping to tell us it was defective. We happened to notice how bad it looked. We stopped the installation. The owner said our other room with this same hardwood looked the same and tried to find faulty seams there. He pointed to seams that were just fine.
This company could have started to tile the master bathroom while we replaced the defective hardwood, but the owner pulled them off the job because it was raining. (Note: Our master bathroom is indoors and we have a 3-car garage in which to cut tile.) Since replacing the hardwood would require letting the hardwood acclimate to our home's humidity adding another 48 - 72 hours to the installation, we decided to use tile and that day we found a suitable tile. We couldn't purchase nor pick up the tile at the store since the owner told us that he wanted to check the tile to see if it was an adequate product. Later the owner stated that he had to pull his two workers off the job because WE caused all the delays and he needed them on another (much larger, bigger bucks) job.
While removing the kitchen island they gouged the kitchen wall, dented the wood frame around the pantry door, and put dents in the side of the cabinet on the island. While removing their tile cutter from their truck they dented the aluminum framing around the garage door. Tile cutter was placed on the driveway causing the driveway six weeks later to still have a white haze on it since they didn't rinse the dust and debris off effectively, even after being asked twice to do so. By placing their tools on our kitchen counters long scratches in the counter were made. Fortunately, we were in the process of replacing the countertops but had to live with the ugly scratches until our countertops were ready.
The tile in the kitchen was installed without tile spacers. Another contractor came into our house and without much looking noticed the different widths to the grout lines. The haze on this floor was not cleaned up when this part of the job was done. They walked over the grout residue for two more days while they tiled the bathroom. As a result, the tiles in their walk path had to be scrubbed repeatedly to get this residue off.
I took
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's two tile installers into our main bath and showed them how I wanted my master bathroom tiles to be installed, with the same 1/8 inch grout lines. None of the grout lines in the master bath is1/8 inch and they also vary in width, just like the kitchen's. Again, no spacers were used. The grout is not smooth. There are ripples in it and some lines need more grout. The tiles are not level. I moved my foot sideways and my shoe caught the
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of a raised tile causing my ankle to turn slightly. A section of wood trim was cut about 1 1/2 inches too short and left like that. Since I couldn't walk on the newly grouted tiles, I didn't notice this until later. The tile installer assured me that tiling is what he does best, and that he's been doing this for years. Well, I've been cooking for years, but that doesn't make me a candidate for the
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Beard award.
To remove the island, tile the kitchen and the master bath took ten days. The owner said he needed these two workers for the bigger job and could not install our bedroom bamboo. I wasn't going to let this company stay another day in my home anyway.
I don't even want to talk about the paper work. Since we changed from hardwood to tile the price changed and a change order was not drawn up. He said he uses Home DePot's prices, but that proved not to be the case for larger square footages. I got scribbles of prices from his tablet and some prices were just stated, not written down. I had to go over the numbers again to make certain we were paying the right prices. I really feel this company should have repaired my pantry frame and my garage, but honestly, I wouldn't trust them to sharpen a pencil for me. Run when you see this company unless you like fast talkers and slow workers.
- Karen P.
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The whole process went very smoothly and efficiently. The excavation had to be done manually (pick, shovel, and wheelbarrow) but the workers were remarkably capable and efficient. The worksite was carefully and thoroughly cleaned after the work was completed.
- Richard L.
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All the work done by subcontractors was very good. All the work done by
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Fine was horrid. He has changed the name of his business three times because of customer complaints, He's savvy and knows how to avoid law suits. There is a link below to see Mr.
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's workmanship. We refused to pay another dime until all the subpar and not up to code work was fixed. His response was he would have his subcontractors put a
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on our house for nonpayment. You see although we paid Mr.
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according to the contract he did not pay his subcontractors. In order not to put a
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on our house we had to sign a release agreement absolving him of all contractual warranties. It cost us an additional $40,000.00 to correct his abysmal workmanship. Stay clear.

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- neil S.
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We purchased a custom home last summer that was 70% complete. We chose the home because of it's beautiful construction and were delighted to be able to hire Mr.
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of New West Log Homes to complete the project because he had done the initial construction. We cannot say enough good things about the craftsmanship that went into our beautiful home! Mr.
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is not only a perfectionist at his trade but he is professional and personable. We were in another state while the project was completed. He was always quick to responded to any communication, provide updates and photos and was eager to please. We highly recommend Mr.
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for any construction and/or remodeling project.
- Linda T.
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owner of DPL Construction arrived on time, exactly when he said he would, to review the job. He explained in detail what he planned and how he would go about the work. He provided me an estimate the next day.
I contacted
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to accept his bid for the work and explained my time frame for getting the work completed.
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worked the job into his schedule and completed the work with exceptional quality. He was even able to repair the gate to the fencing that had also been damaged from the water erosion on that side of my house.
Thanks
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for doing a great and professional job.


- Gordon P.
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Estimate was never performed.
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showed up and went over plans. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He left with architectural plans and advised it would be a couple months before he would get back (August). He said he would be happy to discuss the plans with my son who
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them up. My son tried to contact
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in August, leaving voice mails that were not returned. I left voice messages and then emailed
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Apologetically,
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admitted to being busy and overlooking my project. He wrote he could not get to the estimate for another 2 months. I informed him that my timetable would allow for the delay. Upon my response, he declined, admitting the had two projects over one half million dollars that he had come to fruition.

Anyone considering getting an estimate, may consider asking this company how they prioritize and value customers. What I experienced demonstrates money is the motivator.
- Judith H.
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First I want to say that they were courteous and quick to return my initial call. They showed when promised, wrote up a contract, and started work within 2 weeks. We were told the job would take approximately3 days and it did. The crew was very respectful, cleaned after themselves, and overall the job looks great. I would re-hire them for any future job.
- Patricia M.
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Very friendly staff. And, considering that this work was done in 2003, and they installed a tank able to accommodate a 4-bedroom home, we did not pump it until earlier this month (8/2014), and found that it was only beginning to show signs of needing to be pumped.
- elizabeth G.
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A & ALL SIZE DUMPSTER RENTALS DEMOLITION CLEAN UPS

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A to Z Renovation

45331 Northport Dr.
Macomb, MI

All-Odd-Job's

Newaygo, MI
All-odd-job's we do everything, you can find us on facebook as well. or google all-odd-job's...

ALPHA ENERGY SOLUTIONS INC

513 Henrietta St
Algonac, MI
We have 4 full time employee. john who is the owner is on every job. we also have financing.

Alpha Energy Solutions Inc

513 Henrietta St
Algonac, MI
3-4 employees. no subs. cost is determined by square feet of home or building. also by what...

American Log Restoration, Inc.

8400 N. Sharon Road SE
Fife Lake, MI
Specializing in log home repair, log cabin maintenance, log replacement and other structural...

BEMAN BUILDERS LLC

10494 E Easling Rd
Suttons Bay, MI
Owner-operated. uses subs for plumbing & electrical. cost is determined by the job. no travel...

BIGELOW EXTERIORS

7403 34 Rd
Cadillac, MI
Competitive pricing, experienced team of over 12 employees ready to build your dream

BUZBY BUILDERS

8395 DALTON RD
Onsted, MI
Making the decision to build a new home is not just about the financing and finding a plan...

Chronus Construction and Landscaping

1690 Woodlands Dr
Maumee, OH
Chronus construction & landscaping is a small business. we accept payments in forms of cash,...

Cleary Building - Escanaba

1814 N Lincoln Road, Suite B
Escanaba, MI

CONTEMPO STONEWORKS & RENOVATIONS LLC

4086 Rochester Road
Troy, MI
Company owner always on the job site to moniter and speed project completion. 5-10 employees....

CROZIER CONSTRUCTION & DEVMNT

979 E DEER LAKE RD
Boyne City, MI
Licensed builder in business since 1981 custom homes, remodeling, roofing, garages, masonry,...

D.B. Construction

Minden City, MI
Servicing huron, sanilac, and saint clair counties for over 40 years. 5+ sub contractors under...

Dandy Education

9255 Passenheim
Gaylord, MI
Education for michigan act 54, builders, electricains

Del Thomas Log Home Repair

12476 E M-32
Johannesburg, Mi
We are a small family company that dose almost any type of log work on log homes. we offer...

DESIGNS BY DAWN

404 E. Lake Street
Petoskey, MI
Dawn whyte, principal designer and owner of designs by dawn, is a life long resident of...

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
Directbuy of indianapolis is a great connection for those who prefer mid to high quality...

DLT CONSTRUCTION

307 E Lafayette St.
Sturgis, MI
Free estimates, licensed & insured general contractor. serving the greater michigan and...

Environmental Testing and Research Laboratories, I

60 Elm Hill Ave
Leominster, MA
Etr laboratories in an analytic laboratory with a broad range of commercial, industrial and...

FED Design/Builders

777 West Cedar Avenue
Gladwin, MI
Fed is a family owned business and provides services related to all aspects of the...

Great Lakes Property & Construction,LLC

Marion, MI
We are a construction company that has been in business since 2002. we build new homes,...

Hall, Dr. John

431 Munson Ave
Traverse City, MI
Additional email - hallperio@gmail.com. http://www.abgd.org/docs/verification.htm,...

HANSON BUILDERS

2405 13TH ST
Menominee, MI
Medium sized general contracting firm.

HARMS ENTERPRISES

88 W HOUGHTON LAKE DR
Prudenville, MI
Most of our services are done by harms enterprises. we have a handful of sub-contractors...

Highlands Lumber & Home Builder

693 E Kittle Rd
Mio, MI
Highland lumber provides complete home building supplies to the mio, mi area. whether you need...

Jess Arquette

7408 Hungerford Lake Dr
Big Rapids, MI
I am local builder that uses local employees and sub contractors. i was trained union...

John's Handyman Services

1161 E Saginaw Rd
Sanford, MI
10 employees.

K&E Handy Worx

mundelein
Mundelein, IL
We offer a full line of handyman service for residential or commercial. we never charge extra...

Kingdom Construction Inc.

23927 Ecorse Rd
Taylor, MI
We are a general contracting company .

LARRY MARTZ GENERAL CONTRACTOR

3706 DRIFTWOOD DR
Cadillac, MI
I work alone, so when you hire me, i am the one who will complete your project.

M & M LOG HOME CARE

3297 HOLIDAY VIEW DR
Traverse City, MI
M&m log home care specializes in nationwide log home restoration and log home repair. we have...

Maxwell Builders

1043 Dale Rd.
Beaverton, Mi
I would like to personally thank you for your interest and time to look over my company. it...

mckelveys

Fort Gratiot, MI
All buliding

Mike Montini Builder Inc

2736 E Beaverton Rd
Farwell, MI

Mike Schaap Builders

12969 Greenly St
Holland, MI
Imagine yourself relaxing in the home of your dreams, a home customized to your liking right...

NTK Builders

10620 Loughrea lane
Cement City, MI
Ntk builders is a licensed,insured general contractor that that does residential...

NVR Inc

11700 Plaza American Dr
Reston, VA
Nvr, inc. operates in two business segments: homebuilding and mortgage banking. the...

Otsego Log Homes

5589 N Red Oak Rd
Lewiston, Mi
We sell log home kits in a unique post and beam method

Panel Concepts LLP

2826 Gold Creek Rd
Goldcreek, MT
Log cabin kits ideal for hunting, fishing and more

Plain & Fancy Contractors

6380 Loomis Rd
East Jordan, MI
Plain & fancy contractors is your one stop for all of your home improvement and construction...

ProBuild

1054 Old 27 N Hwy
Gaylord, MI
We are a full line lumber yard, kitchen center and floor covering center

Quality Built Building QBB

300 Atlantic Street
Bay City, MI
Quality built buildings is a full service construction company, specializing in pole and steel...

R S Construction

128 Trillium Trail
Gaylord, MI
Family owned cost determined by job. 24/7 emergency repair services available. 20+ years of...

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr
Royal Oak, MI
We are a remodeling homeowner advocate. remodeling second opinion helps homeowners by stopping...

Reszka building and fine wood working

Gaylord, Mi
Cabinet making / building and remodeling. any carpentry work….

RICK ONAN

160 S OAK DR
Lake City, MI
Rick's missaukee builders

Riverland Building

4480 W Nestel Rd
Houghton Lake, MI
I have been a building contractor for 30 years. i currently have 4 employees. i have had as...

ROOFING SYSTEMS INC

1831 JACKSON ST
Saint Clair, MI
Licensed residental builder specialist in roofing, shingle, metal, commercial flat...

RS WOLFGRAMS CUSTOM HOMES

9988 PICKEREL LAKE RD
Petoskey, MI
Additional phone - 2318383622.

S L Ketko Custom Homes, Inc.

P.O. Box 387
Traverse City, MI
S l ketko custom homes is a design-build firm offering to you a level of quality, commitment...

Savolion Travel Group

320 MAYNARD AVE SW
Grand Rapids, MI
Owner operator. uses subs for secretarial and vendors. cost is determined by the job. no...

Scandinavian Log Homes

1861 NE 146 Street
Miami, FL
Manufacturer and builders of log homes and steel structure homes. manufacturer and supply of...

Schierbeek Brothers Building

10271 W Finkle Rd
Mcbain, MI

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
Miami, FL
The end product will be your blue prints, floor plans, notes or drawings (non-technical nor...

smugsconstruction@yahoo.com

2384 w hansen rd
Scottville, mi
Remodling and build the best decks you could have and we also have payment plans.you think of...

Stephen Akers Architect, LLC

311 E Main St
Crawfordsville, IN
Church design and build, planning and accessment, home building and additions, small business...

Switzer Construction LLC

1973 Summit
Marquette, MI
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Terin Wales

3322 Oakleaf Dr
Harrison, MI
Providing residential building including custom homes, additions and remodeling using...

Theisen Builders LLC

1366 Meadowlark Dr
Alger, MI
Free estimates, licensed and insured, referral discounts

TOM KAT CONSTRUCTION

403 Hatmaker Rd
Coldwater, MI
Steel buildings are not just a rectangular box any more. they can have almost any shape,...

Treetop Log Homes

9471 Howard City Edmore Rd
Lakeview, MI
Treetop log homes offers competitive prices, dedicated assistance, and a lifetime of service....

Twisted Oak Construction, Inc.

Hudson, MI
Residential / commercial construction and remodeling

Ugly Shingles LLC - Roof Cleaning Michigan

PO Box 51
Hartland, MI
Additional email - steve@uglyshingles.com.

W. J. Burnett Carpentry LLC

16745 18 Mile Rd
Marshall, MI
Michigan based contractor. we are a genaral contractor workmans comp.

Warren Ulrich Construction and Contracting

210 N Mill
Stanton, MI
Construction and contracting

Windsor Log Home Restorations

PO Box 1963
Ellijay, GA
Log home repair, log home restoration, historical log home repair, rotten log home repair
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