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"Professional, courteous, and high quality finish. The project was completed in 2002. We have not experienced ANY water problems since the system was installed

-LeRoy T.

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"It went very poorly. We spent many hours over several days selecting the slab of granite we wanted. We found one there and RESERVED it per
" 's practice. They were to contact our fabricator and make arrangements for him to pick it up. When we hadn't heard from our fabricator by a few days we phoned him.
had NOT contacted him as they stated was their practice. They stated that our fabricator must have a problem with his fax machine. This sounded unlikely as if
sent a fax it would be acknowledged as "Sent" from their end. Fabricator says they use e-mail, not fax machine, so we felt like
was placing blame onto another. When we got back into contact with
we learned that they sold the slab we reserved out from under us! So, we were required to make yet another trip to select another slab. We asked for a price concession due to this unscroupulus and unprofessional act. They would not give even ten cents off for our trouble. Further, their attitude was seemingly as if they were doing us a favor by selling a slab. If we hadn't been holding up our fabricator we'd have told
what to do with their granite.

-Rosie H.

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

Stone And Gravel reviews in Rapid River

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The owner
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is a very nice gentleman, I enjoy speaking with him.
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came to our house three times for the estimate, and was very patient discussing color choice with us. Scheduling is a little tougher as they have a lot of customers/projects in queue, but after few email exchanges, we were able to get the time slot we want.
On the starting day,
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and his crew showed up on time and got to work right away. The whole crew were very friendly and answered my questions all the time. The work took two days and was done professionally. One the first day, after removal of the side walkway (next to driveway), there was nothing underneath, I asked them for suggestion, and decided to add a small
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project to make connection between garden and driveway look nice. They were able to finish that along with the main project in time.
We are very happy with the finish, and the front walkway looks great now. We will definitely use their service again for future stone projects.
- CHUN-YUAN S.
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With a few major caveats described below, the final product was mostly fine. But getting there has been a trial, and based on that experience, I would not use this business again or recommend it to anyone. The two major issues are:
1. The work itself faced many delays, ranging from days to weeks. A few were a result of weather, which anyone can understand and expect with landscaping projects. Other delays were simply by choice, such as the company’s decision to take on and commit time to subsequent jobs (including some in my subdivision) before completing work already promised to us. The consequence was that a job estimated to take a couple of weeks turned into months, until winter forced a further pause until Spring. A few plants, including a pot of tall grass and some ground cover, were also left unplanted, resulting in loss of the plants. By Springtime, freeze and thaw had thrown patio
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stones out of line because landscaping intended to support them was also not completed in the Fall. Although the basic job was completed in the Spring and the
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stones re-aligned, the sheer amount of delay and frustration involved in pushing for completion cast a
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over the whole experience. Enough delays, and you realize that whatever the excuses, their persistence itself is the problem. Very unprofessional.
2. The company cannot be trusted to honor its warranty, which is that workmanship is guaranteed against defect for a year. They did re-align the patio
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stones, and reset a few interior patio stones which had settled over the winter. They did so even though underground water movement, rather than workmanship itself, may have been a factor with the interior stones. One of the patio piers, however, also started to lean in just a couple months, and although the company owner promised to re-align it under warranty, he then disappeared rather than do the work. Through e-mails and phone calls I have pushed since late May to have the work done, but lack of response to all these attempts forces me to conclude now that he has no intention of responding or honoring his word. Hence this caution to beware of words that seem to say all the right things going in. A warranty is measured by action, not words.
An irony is that these comments, based in real experience over several months, concern a company owner who described himself repeatedly as a perfectionist, and as someone who takes pride in his work. Such qualities, too, are measured by actions.
- J L.
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is incredibly communicative. He wrote back immediately and stayed in constant contact through email, and he came out to give us an estimate quickly. He also was honest and had no interest in up-selling. In fact, he advised against a couple of things we wanted to do that would've added to our cost but he thought wouldn't be best for our driveway. He's a small operation and tries to fit jobs into his schedule the way that works best for him, which they all do, but he was very upfront and open about it.
- Michael O.
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This is my second experience with
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- they delivered three yards of mason sand to my home and as usual were friendly, prompt and professional.
Last year I picked up a yard of good quality garden soil for a vegetable garden and got fantastic results with it.
Not only are they awesome to deal with but I appreciate having an excavating company that will work with small orders for home projects. Highly recommend!
- Rebecca A.
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Stone approval was 5/20/15. There were questions and I asked
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(Salesman) to confirm any questions that day with my pool contractor. They were to install custom cut stone by 6/20/15. We were excited to have our dream outdoor living space ready for Memorial Day. They did not measure for the stone until 6/11/2015.
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told me he didn't know they were to make a template (which was confirmed 5/20/15). He told me didn't know they were going to install (which was confirmed 5/20/15).
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gave then me dates 6/16 of 7/1, 7/7, 7/10, 7/14 and finally delivered on 7/20/15, 8 weeks from approval and 4 weeks late.
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told me 7/7/15 that they had stopped all other work and were working overtime to get our job out in a couple of days. Even as late as 7/17
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told me that only a partial delivery could be made 7/20 and the rest maybe 7/22. Their installer came to the house 7/17 to tell me it was all ready and would be there 7/20. The installer is doing a wonderful job and the stone is of high quality. But, our pool, concrete, landscaping, home addition work and entire outdoor dream living space has been delayed due to
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, cover-ups and lack of professionalism. It will be at least another 2 weeks to use our pool started this spring, due to delays from
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. I understand delays. I understand lead times. I understand emergencies. I cannot understand what we have been through and I have 59 pages of email and text documentation to back it up.
- Kenneth F.
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Bill was prompt, easy to work with...went over and above! I found him to be both reliable and dependable. The landscaped area is beautiful....he delivered exactly what he promised.
- Charlotte F.
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Worked around my schedule, removed all material they cut (i didn't have to lift a finger to clean up! ), and they were of course courteous!
- Matthew W.
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Everyone we spoke to did not have the pavers we wanted, and we were told it would take 3-4 weeks just to get them; then we would have to wait until they had an opening for installation. We were lucky enough to come into contact with
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through our lawn service. He had our pavers, and once we hired him, he marked them for us and did not use them for another job as apparently is the norm. He is a man of his word and as soon as we were able to get a new permit which listed him as the contractor, he did our driveway and walkways at a price lower than Fences and Pavers in a professional manner, and in one day. It is rare these days that one meets an honorable man, but
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is that. The clean-up was impeccable, the driveway and walkway is beautiful, and our neighbors who had left in the morning returned to this beautiful driveway and sidewalks. . They couldn't believe it. Further,
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's practice is that you do not pay anything until the job is done and you are happy. This is totally unlike anyone else who required 50% in advance for "materials." I suspect that means the company cannot afford to buy the materials and needs your money to do so. But, in the meantime, your money is used to pay for pavers for another customer. And so it goes.
Plus,
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has a shop in
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Beach on
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Road across from Prince of Peace Church (you'll see the words "Pottery" and "pavers" on the building), with the most beautiful pots and other items. There is also a display of various pavers. If you are looking to have a paver job,
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is one man you can trust to give you a fair price, a great job, and absolute honesty.
- Suzanne P.

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8175 Big Lake Rd
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400 CEDAR ST
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200 cherry creek rd
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Green Side Up Landscape Co.

1706 Como Lake Dr
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Jess Arquette

7408 Hungerford Lake Dr
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Sherman Nursery Farms

2200 Mayer Rd.
Columbus

Switzer Construction LLC

110 Charlotte Trl
Marquette

Tobin Tile And Stone

Redford Charter Township
Redford Charter Township

US Marble Inc

7839 Costabella Ave
Remus
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