Saranac Home Builders

in Saranac, MI

126
Home Builders are
in Saranac

17
Home Builders in Saranac
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Beach H.
"I had to hire all electricians, plumbers, landscapers, someone to build building. He did not even pull permits that we were supposed to have our contractor pull. If you called him," he would not answer phone. Text him? No answer. He is THE WORST ever in contractors for Panama City, Florida area. Please do not waste your time with this contractor. He will take your money and not even complete a quarter of the work before you never hear from him again.
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Richard G.
"Let this company pass you by. Started out fine and then we didn't see him for a week. No explanation where he'd gone. Worked another couple of days gone for a day or two." Not waiting for a sub to come. Found out he was working on several jobs at the same time, by himself. Work was fine, took six months to get the little bathroom almost done. We had a problem with water leaking from the shower door. He mad an attempt to fix it then we never saw him again.
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Bobby F.
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was our contractor. He oversaw each project in the kitchen remodel, including construction, plumbing, cabinetry, flooring, and appliance instillation. The" individuals that are on his construction team performing the various functions are very professional and customer oriented. We could not have been more pleased.

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LEED AP Nate Kipnis (left) and contractor Nick Skoczen look over plans for a Chicago green building project. (Photo by Jay Madden)

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An addendum to the original contract, change orders ensure that both the service provider and customer sign the dotted line before making changes to a job.

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Yes, but you won't like what will probably happen (this is a worst case scenario, hopefully you will avoid most):

The purpose for a building permit is to ensure meeting the minimum standards for construction practices and minimum safety standards.  A contractor who works without a permit, does so because they know they are not in compliance (and to save money at your expense).  They knew they should have had inspections and permits for their work.  Who ever built the addition should be reported to both the building official as well as the Better Business Bureau.  It is ultimately the homeowner who is responsible for ensuring the proper permits have been applied for, though.

So when you apply for your permit, you will be pretending as if the work is not completed (you do not hide this fact, you just have to follow the correct process as if it hadn't been built).  Your first stop will be with zoning; can you even add an addition, do you have the proper clearances from the side, front and rear property lines.  If it is a bedroom, does the septic system (perk test) support an additional bedroom.  If your building already meets or exceeds the amount of building allowed on the site or if you do not have the clearances required from the property line, your addition may be required to be removed.  There are appeal processes and variance requests you can try before tearing down the addition (Get an architect).

If your zoning review is fine, next you go to permitting.  Here you will submit plans (drawings) of what was built.  If you do not have these plans, consider hiring an Architect to generate As-Built drawings for this use.  Hopefully the plan review comes back with no changes, or you will alread know your addition is not in compliance and may face rebuilding.  Depending on the type of construction, your zoning and your local building requirements, you will be required to have inspections of your foundation / footings, the framing, the electrical, mechancial and HVAC systems, etc. affected by the work. 

This may require digging the ground back up so the inspector can confirm foundation depth, size and draingage requirements.  The interior wall finishes (gypsum board, panelling, etc) may have to be removed in some or all areas so the framing and electrical can be inspected (If one area fails, be prepared to pull all areas down).  At each inspection, if the work is found to be lacking, then you will have to correct the work before getting permission to use the room.  If there is an electrical or safety violation found, it is possible the Building Official could declare the entire property inhabitable until the offenses are corrected (IE you are homeless until it is fixed).

As you can see, you have to hope beyond belief that the builder constructed everything correctly and that the building officials will work with you to minimize the amount of deconstruction necessary to inspect the work.

Also, you will be charged all the fees associated with plan review and permitting, and you will be charged for each inspection visit (as your builder would have been charged initially had they followed the law).

As for value, here is the real concern:  If your home burns down or faces some similar disaster, your home owners insurance will balk at paying; they will blame the illegal construction as the cause.  As for the value of your building, not having a permit will make any buyer have a difficult time getting their own insurance, thus harder to sell.  The room itself will add value to your property, if it isn't a hazard (IE permitted). 

Also, taxes are based upon assessments, which use the land records.  Building without a permit, can be seen by local officials as an attempt to avoid paying property taxes, since the land records do not show the addition.  Until the official tax records reflect an accurate statement of your building, you may face fines, tax fees and other costs associated with the improvement depending upon how long it has been there unreported.

You may wish to contact a local, licensed Architect who works with the local building department.  They will know the personel, know which forms you need to fill out first and how to protect you from an overzealous Building Official (there are exceptions and options within the Code that the Building Official may forget or ignore that an Architect can request be used to prevent tear down or damage).  Next time you go to build get the Architect first to protect yourself from what this construction firm did to you.

Good luck!
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Unfortunately this is not something you will easily resolve; and even if you were to win, the amount of time and funds spent will probably exceed the cost of the actual repair.

Each state has different rules on what "as-is" means, but almost all use the term when it comes to realestate sales.  At two years, you are facing a hurdle that any issue could be the result of new conditions, acceptable wear / settlement, etc.  Has there been any changes in the area? (New house built next door, new addition, earthquake, flooding, etc?)

While you may have been given a home warranty with the purchase (do check your sales paperwork to see if there is any warranty and what it covers for how long) the house is sold to you as-is; it is your responsibility to raise concerns prior to taking over the house, so going back two years later is a huge up hill batle.

The home inspector is also going to be found faultless, as their reports almost always have words like "consult with an expert. . ." after each report section and they have disclaimers for missed items, etc. I got certified as a home inspector and was surprised at just how little they actually require you to know to become an inspector. They are really just an extra pair of eyes to help inexpereinced home owners look where most people don't look or go.  You even mention that the repair work was well masked, so you didn't notice it until you began looking for it.  A good inspector might have caught it, but you won't win any court cases proving yours wasn't good enough.

The Seller will claim that any foundation issues were fixed and resolved, which is why they marked "No" on the foundation issue section.  They fixed it; so it was no longer an issue.  If it came back, that is a new issue.  You and I know this is bogus, but to win in court you have to prove intent; and the builder can easily show they thought it was fixed.  Or, they might even be able to claim they were unaware - the repairs were from the previous owner, and were hidden so well HE and YOU didn't notice them.

So the next step is to meet with your home insurance agent.  As I mentioned above, if there have been any enviromental changes (a new house next door could have changed the underground water table flow or pressures, for example) you may be covered.  Even if there are no issues, you still may have a policy that allows for major repairs to be covered after a certian cost threshold, etc.  You'd be surprised at what your home owners insurance covers - find out first; they might have in house or low cost engineers who will do the initial inspection, etc.  They also will provide advice on your home sale; if they think you have a case against the Seller.

Best of luck on this issue.  Make sure any solution you pay for solves the cause (Stress on the wall), and doesn't just fix the results (cracks).




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"Like a sunroom" indicating the addition has yet to be built?  If it's just a remodel there are several remodeling contractors to choose from.  If you also need the addition built pick a general contractor with experience building new construction as well as additions.  If s/he provides a price before the plans and specifications are on paper drop them like a hot potato.  They don't know what they're doing.  Whether they have the ability to provide the plans and specifications first or they refer you to an architect you must have plans to properly bid a major remodel or addition.  It is also good practice anyway just to make sure both parties are on the same page and understand exactly what will be done.

Just a note about the "type" of contractors described in another answer.  The one's who do most or all of the work themselves are not very profitable without doing something illegal or cutting corners somewhere, if they finish the job.  The time a contractor spends on a job takes away from the office time needed to run a proper business and chase new leads to keep working after your job is finished.  There are honest people out there who do everything themselves and don't need to make much money in a year but they are few and far between, typically retired and so the work as a means to keep active and make a little side money.  Others try to do a couple of jobs at once and rob from the funds of one to help pay for the other.  They just aren't experienced enough and were probably sub-contractors who suddenly thought they could run the show.  I've seen it repeatedly.  They hit up the customer for more money due to their own budget planning or abandon the job because they aren't making any more money.  be leary of a contractor who does not either use an employed or sub-contracted crew, meaning they manage the project's quality, time, and money distribution.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
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FYI: CPVC and PEX are two different materials and installed differently.  PEX is not intended to be glued but instead has special crimp fittings.  PEX is a brand name of one product that is manufactured slightly differently by others as well so it is important that the same brand fittings are used to match the pipe material.

Mobile homes used CPVC for years and some still do.  It works fine but is not as strong as a properly soldered copper pipe system.  Is the contractor installing this new plumbing a licensed plumber?  I'd be surprised if he is since he's using CPVC and not PEX (or similar) or copper.  PEX pipe is even cheaper than CPVC when run by a knowledgable plumber.  It doesn't require nearly as many joints since it comes in rolls and can flex through spaces easily.

There are some groups raising a fuss about BPA and other chemicals found in plastics that don't like the use of CPVC, PVC, or PEX pipe.  I haven't seen the results of any lab tests to confirm or dispute their concerns.  As far as durability goes it's fairly safe as long as it's properly installed and secured.  It is not as susceptible to hard water damage as copper.  It absolutely must be insulated along it's entire length to protect it from contact to other materials as well as freezing.  Also, the fixtures in the house need to be grounded electrically since the pipe itself provides no electrical protection against accidental shock or electrocution.  In a copper plumbed house the system is grounded so static electricity, a short in a wire near a water line, or lightning strike will carry the current out through the pipe instead of through the water to you, ideally.

If it's installed correctly you should be fine but make sure the contractor knows what he is doing and follows the proper procedures to use CPVC pipe.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com

Home Building reviews in Saranac

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was very responsive and had lots of good ideas for the project. It did take a little longer than he said to get the initial numbers to us. We did not end up doing the project at all because of cost - not because of
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- David E.
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and his team were quick efficient and did a great job.
The whole job took them four days. They also arrived on time and finished the tasks that they said they would that day.
They were mindful to minimize the impact to both our neighbor's and our yard.
Our new expanded driveway looks amazing.
We have had compliments from everyone on the block
We recommend
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and his team to anyone needing concrete work done
- Chris C.
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I have a 35 year old cabin which the original wooden deck was dry-rotted and needed to be replaced. Due to water damage from the deck, I had to replace my doors due to the dry-rotting of the wooden door frames. The siding on the house was neglected and needed to be replaced as well. As part of my requirements for the project, I wanted low maintenance replacements.
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came out an reviewed the project, provided his recommendations and provided a quote. I was impressed by his knowledge in the field and various materials that could be used to obtain my goals. The project implementation progressed as he described and within the time frame he specified. Because I live down-state, he provided me daily pictures of the progress, which to me was fabulous and shows how he went out of his way to do a superb job, which also shows in his workmanship and the details of his work. The only caveat that I can say that happened during the project was it was delayed twice due to insufficient materials. I went with a special order color for the decking material and that was the price I paid for it. I don't blame the builder for that reason. All in all, he and his crew exceeded my expectations. They were very professional, courteous, and performed great work. I give them a 12 on a scale from 1-10. I'm grateful to have found such a great resource up north to assist with my outside renovation project. I'm definitely going to use this builder again for other work when I'm ready to focus my attention to the inside of my cabin.
- Darin B.
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They showed up on time and had the project completed within a week. They did a great job, used excellent craftsmanship and did things correctly. The owner seems knowledgable in many areas of home improvement, and we will use them again in the future! No surprises, he was right on the bid price.
- Teresa W.
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He was wonderful. He listened to the things we wanted and gave us suggestions on how to have those things and still stay on budget. We were living out of state and did a big majority of communication through email, phone, and texting. He was willing to listen whenever we had a concern no matter the time of day. He was fair with his pricing and had great subcontractors working with him. We interviews several contractors before deciding on
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do it. I would not trust anyone else.
- sherry D.
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and his crew built an approx 150 sq ft addition to our bedroom, comprised of a walk-in closet and bathroom with double sink, toilet and walk in shower. From beginning to end his services were professional and on time and on budget. He does a lot of the work himself, along with his 2 sons, and sometimes extra helpers when needed.
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knows how to save money and recycles when he can. We cannot say enough about this business. They never surprised us with
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costs. It was the smoothest construction project we've ever been involved in. Five weeks from permit to final and we are so happy with the result.
- Susan Y.
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Front porch railing is wood, old, looks bad - want it replaced with white composite but it does not come in readily-made white materials. Contractor worked to make sketch to make materials to fit - we like that.
- Barbara C.

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4 STAR BUILDERS, INC

3326 LENEDO
Muskegon

All in One Builders Inc

1950 Waldorf St Nw
Grand Rapids

All-Weather Seal of West MI

319 E Main St
Lowell

Anderson Home & Restoration LLC

3850 Murray Lake Ave
Lowell

Baumann Building Inc

2763 120th Ave.
Holland

BDD CONSTRUCTION

5555 15 MILE RD
Cedar Springs

Black Dog Construction

317 S 7th St
Grand Haven

Bloom Builders Inc

2275 Dunnigan Ave NE
Grand Rapids

Blue Line Builders LLC

6914 Peninsula Dr. NE
Rockford

Blue Water Pools Inc

O-465 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids

Bosworth Builders LLC

3692 Whitetail Trail
Marne

Brad's Cleaners

9410 SW Greenville Rd
Greenville

Brian Thompson

1079 Cutter Pkwy SE
Grand Rapids

Build LLC

458 Norwood Ave
Grand Rapids

Chandonnet Builders

2471 Whitehall rd
Muskegon

CHARY CONSTRUCTION

21 CHARY LN
Sparta

Christopher Framing

8656 Taylor St

Chucks Do It All Maintenance LLC

610 Pleasant St SE
Grand Rapids

CONECRAFT BUILDERS LLC

6868 WILDWOOD CREEK DR NE
Belmont

Corridor Design

PO Box 462
Saugatuck

Countyline Construction Services LLC

11110 Wilson
Coopersville

Custom Upgrades, LLC.

747 44th St SW
Wyoming

D BAKER & SON LUMBER CO

720 Pennoyer Ave
Grand Haven

DAVID RIEMERSMA DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

2309 W LAKEWOOD BLVD
Holland

DAVID SYSWERDA BUILDER

8070 N ASTERWOOD CT
Middleville

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Distinctive Brick & Stone, Inc

1985 Aberdeen NE
Grand Rapids

Dulyea Construction

7042 Bouman Drive
Middleville

E & M CONSTRUCTION

445 Chasseral Dr NW
Comstock Park

Exclusive Property Services LLC.

2939 Wilson Ave
Grandville

FALCON CUSTOM HOMES

4025 Broadmoor Ave SE
Grand Rapids

GALLAGHER DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

851 FULTON ST W
Grand Rapids

Gallagher Design Inc.

851 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids

Galloway Custom Homes

12261 Cleveland St Ste A
Nunica

GCS CO LLC

521Looking Glass ave

GLENN SCHOOLEY BUILDER INC

8851 Peterson St. NE.
Rockford

GREAT LAKES DECKING & FENCE

5970 15 Mile Rd NE
Cedar Springs

H & H services LLC

1708 Matilda St NE
Grand Rapids

Harder Construction LLC

7861 Ridgwood Dr
Jenison

Hawk Construction

15 Oak Openings
Delton

Heartland Builders

3206 Riverwoods Dr NE
Rockford

HI-LO BUILDERS INC

9617 BAUMHOFF AVE NW
Sparta

His Builder LLC

2855 34th Street
Allegan

Home Specialists LLC

237 Steele St
Grand Rapids

Hudsonville Contractors LLC

7559 36th Ave
Hudsonville

Jacobsen Painting

1524 Sibley NW
Grand Rapids

JBJ Builders Inc.

9299 Towering Oaks Dr
Comstock Park

Jeff Deters Builders, Inc.

3566 Walnut park Dr.
Hamilton

JG Construction

16154 7 Mile Rd
Stanwood

Jim Westing Carpentry

915 40th Avenue
Zeeland

Jobson Construction

Comstock Park

JOE'S Clean Up Service

Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids

Jones Construction and Consulting

963 Knapp Street NE
Grand Rapids

JR SEPPALA BUILDERS

8889 Marabella Court NE
Rockford

Karasiewicz Construction, Inc.

9280 Wolven Ave NE
Rockford

Kasper Construction LLC

151 Winslow St NW
Walker

KEN ENGELKING BUILDERS

3598 BABYLON RD
Allegan

Kingdom Construction Inc.

23927 Ecorse Rd
Taylor

Kitchen Construction

PO Box 1143
Evart

KMF Construction

Grandville

Koetje Builders Inc

547 Baldwin St
Jenison

KUIPER CONSTRUCTION

8857 Freeport Ave
Freeport

LangCo Builders

2206 Highlander DR. SE
Grand Rapids

Lehnert Construction Services

1921 108th St. SW
Byron Center

McIntyre Builders Inc.

9565 Courtland Dr. NE
Rockford

Meticulous Builders

2430 Bayne Rd
Twin Lake

Midwest Builders

P.O. Box 67
Nunica

Mike Schaap Builders

12969 Greenly St
Holland

MORRIS BUILDERS INC

7221 Davies Dr NE
Rockford

Mueller Builders, LLC

4224 4 Mile Rd
Grand Rapids

Mueller Construction

1634 Mixer Rd.
Hastings

North Kent Contractors

16673 Tyrone Ave
Kent City

Northwest Tile & Interiors

2571 N Gordon St
White Cloud

NUGENT BUILDER

11625 NORTHLAND DR NE
Rockford

NVR Inc

11700 Plaza American Dr

NYSTROM BUILDERS

5995 12 Mile Rd NE
Rockford

PERRIN CONSTRUCTION

5320 RUSCHE DR NW
Comstock Park

Pillar Construction LLC

7978 THORNAPPLE AVE
Ada

PINE CREEK CONSTRUCTION INC

50 W 3rd St
Holland

Professional Maintenance of Michigan, Inc

1640 Elizabeth NW
Grand Rapids

R&C Construction and renovation

10245 10 mile rd ne
Rockford

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr
Royal Oak

Renaissance Exteriors & Remodeling

2540 Sun Valley St
Jenison

Riverland Building

4480 W Nestel Rd
Houghton Lake

Robert J. Timmer Builder

3576 Raylynn Lane
Hamilton

Ron Dykstra Builder

1314 Burke ave ne
Grand Rapids

Rose Construction

729 E Sager Rd
Hastings

Rossman Construction

311 19th St
Otsego

Scandinavian Log Homes

1861 NE 146 Street

SCHEID CONSTRUCTION INC

4296 Palmer Rd.
Belding

Schreur Builders

538 Flat River Dr SE
Lowell

Set Apart Construction

9844 Byron Center Ave SW
Byron Center

Summit Construction & Mgmt.

1393-40th st
Wyoming

Surpass Renovations Inc & Scott Christopher Homes

620 Three Mile Rd NW
Grand Rapids

Teliczan Constuction

4760 Lutheran Church Rd.
Kent City

Terry Miller Drywall

9899 12 Point Dr
Rockford

The Outdoor Design Co.

5265 128th Ave
Holland

Thomas Johnson Builder Inc

9711 Coldwater Crk NE
Rockford

Tile 4 Less

116 Bellevue St SW
Wyoming

TJP Designs and Construction LLC

4520 3 Mile Rd NE
Grand Rapids

TURNING LEAF HOMES INC

5223 DAVID HWY
Saranac

VANDER KODDE CONSTRUCTION

441 44TH ST SW
Grand Rapids

Vander Ven Construction Co

1154 Scenic Dr
Muskegon

Veenstra Construction

4958 Pine Island Dr NE
Comstock Park

Victory Builders

4096 OMAHA ST SW
Grandville

Vieau Consruction

Middleville

W. J. Burnett Carpentry LLC

16745 18 Mile Rd
Marshall

Wahlfield Drilling Co Inc.

4449 Westshire Dr
Comstock Park

Woodways

4265 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids

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