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Home Building reviews in Duluth

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They did an excellent job.
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was excellent about explaining what would be the best thing to do for my insulation, which I knew already from extensive research, but I was checking to make sure he knew what to do. He was excellent about explaining his estimate. They were arrived in a timely manner after I hired them, and completed on time. The workers were profession, completed the job to spec, and cleaned up after themselves.
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give me estimates for a couple other jobs, but the prices were higher than competitors.
- John K.
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was excellent to work with. He scoped and bid the project in April, and understood that we had some time constraints that would likely push out the project date. We stayed in touch and he was very responsive. Eventually we pulled the trigger on the project in September, and he was able to get his crew onsite in three weeks. They knocked out the project in about 14 days. Awesome, all around.
- Justin F.
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A friend took me to a home that was being remodeled by
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. They were doing the same type of remodel that I would need. Their father, a businessman in Duluth, praised his sons highly and said that they do wonderful work.
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was a very upbeat, cordial individual who said he and his brother really like their profession. I was impressed by
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's attitude about his work, and I asked him to look at the house I bought that needed a total remodel.
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was very enthusiastic and said that he and
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would like to do the work for me. They wrote up a contract which I signed. They started the work on the house in June.
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said it would take about 2-1/2 months to complete the work.
They worked extremely hard the first 1-1/2 months, but then everything slowed down. I owned another house that I put on the
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when construction started on my other house. Because their dad recommended them so highly and because I trusted
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completely, I didn't bother them very often. I asked
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to call me if he had any questions at all or if he wanted to ask me something. He rarely contacted me, so I would stop by the house at least a couple times a week. After the first six weeks or so, they usually weren't there when I would stop by. Six weeks into the job they weren't at the house for an entire week. The plumber was there when I stopped by and he said that they guys were spending a week in the Boundary Waters. That would have been fine with me, but
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didn't bother to tell me. They dragged the remodel out from 2-1/2 months to 7 months, which caused many changes in delivery dates of appliances, bathroom fixtures, flooring, etc.
I can't go into much detail because this note would get extremely long, so I'll just give a little information on the outcome of the remodel. The house looks nice on the outside even though they did not do most things the way I requested. I had hired a designer, so
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had something concrete to go by. He said if I wanted to change anything I should tell him before they started. Well, I did request changes in the windows and they ordered the wrong windows. I asked that a sliding door slide from right to left, but they installed a left to right sliding door. They turned the door around, but now it is backwards, weak, and won't lock. They did many things the opposite of what I asked them to do. I purchased almost all of the interior items, and purchased them on my credit card and didn't use the money alloted to me on the contract. The house looks really nice when you walk inside, but after living here a week, I started noticing everything that was done poorly or incorrectly. The woodwork they chose is very poor quality - probably pine. The closets they chose are of the worst quality. There are hundreds of nail holes on the windows, doors, etc., that weren't filled in. The cabinets they installed were done carelessly, and there are many more things that were done carelessly. The only reason the interior of the house looks as nice as it does is because of the great design and the items I chose for the house.
I typed a list of everything done incorrectly or poorly, and it ended up to be seven pages long. I paid them $15,000 extra at the end of the job, but after paying them they didn't come back to complete things they said they would complete.
I was extremely excited when the remodel started and I trusted them to do very professional work. The finishing work is poor, and I am very worried about what will go wrong with the house, because I don't know how many shortcuts they took to save money. I could go into so much more detail, but this note is already too lengthy, so I'll end here.
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met with me once, and their dad also met with me once. Nothing got settled, because they wanted more money to finish what they were already paid to do.
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will not return my calls and neither will his dad.
I am giving serious thought of contacting the Better Business Bureau regarding this matter.

- Paula S.
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Make sure you get a lean wavier from this contractor. Do not pay him for Concrete work. Make sure you pay the Concrete provider yourself. I had to write the department of Labor and Industry to put pressure on him to pay Concrete. I ended up taking American Garage to small claims court to get the bill paid finally...
- Paul P.
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assessed our property before the construction project started. We (my wife and I) and Mr.
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agreed to and signed a contract on 5-12-2013 for him to construct 2 individual 8'x10' decks to be attached to one side and at each end of our lake home. The contract included a list of materials to be used in the construction of the decks. We also agreed, weather permitting, that Mr.
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could construct the decks while my wife and I enjoyed a 2 week vacation away from the area. Beings Mr.
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lives very close (2 miles) from us, we (mistakenly) trusted him to do what we had agreed to.
Shortly after we returned from vacation we realized the 2 decks had been constructed of smaller (inferior) material than we had agreed to. Where 2x10 inch lumber was to be used (rim joist, joists, and framed beams) Mr.
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substituted 2x8 inch lumber. He poured 8 inch cement
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footings instead of 10 inch and he also narrowed the width of the 11 step stairway by 6 inches to 42" instead of 48". He did all these changes without our approval or knowledge! When I mentioned these discrepancies to him he said the changes he made were still within codes and he had "made up" for the cost difference by "inhancing" the looks of the decks, then he would quickly change the subject.
Prior to the start of the project we had paid Mr.
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1/2 the total cost of the project when the contract was signed. After the completion of the project my wife and I decided the best way to address our displeasure and unsatisfaction, again, was in writing. We paid him the final 1/2, after all, he did have his expenses to pay. Along with the final payment we included a letter listing our complaints. At that time we figured Mr.
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as a caring businessman and some what close neighbor and would want to contact us to discuss our complaints and/or offer us some sort of agreeable compensation. However, to this day Mr.
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has not personally contacted us. He no longer even acknowledges my presence when we see one another within our local area. Guilty conscience?
My wife and I ordered and paid for something we did not get from this contractor. Yes, we do have 2 decks but they are not built as we specifically ordered. Now, because of the modifications and inferior materials he used, we can no longer consider putting a small 2 person hot tub/spa on either of the decks. A possibility we had discussed with Mr.
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before the contract was signed.
In closing, my wife and I have given Mr.
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ample time to correct his wrong doing. We feel cheated and taken advantage of by him because we went on vacation and were not at our home to "watch over" this licensed professional contractor's work. We feel Mr.
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should correct his unauthorized modifications or as an alternative, to at least issue us an agreeable partial refund. Until he satisfactorly addresses our complaints, with us, We feel responsible to notify others about him and his business. I will continue to give my facts and voice my opinions through reviews and recommendations in hopes others will not have to deal with this same unfortionate ordeal.
- Wes H.
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My husband and I were looking at buying some land and building a home in a new development. Turns out that a contractor had already put a down payment on the land we were going to purchase. So we went back to the development to find another lot and saw a home for sale by
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. I called the number on the sign in the front yard, but it just rang and rang. No voicemail. Monday morning I got online and googled Legacy and sent an email to the builder and he promptly responded! My husband and I made an appointment to see the inside of the house and I made my list of questions!!!
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(owner) was able to answer all of our questions (and there was a page full of them). I was a little skeptical dealing directly with a builder, but
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made it very easy with his honesty, quick responses to emails, and general knowledge.
The home is beautiful - well built, and exactly what we were looking for.
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's wife and co-owner, did an excellent job of picking out paint colors, carpet, flooring, fixtures, etc. We made an offer, and
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accepted. We closed in 6 weeks and are all settled now.
This statement was at the bottom of the first email he sent me: "Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives." Yes, indeed.
I'd say I'd buy a home from him again, but I'm pretty sure the one he built that we are living in will last us forever and then some!!!
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- Kelley O.
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Constr. has performed work on three separate occasions, doing rehab work on both our previous home (100 yrs old) and our current home (30 yrs old). Not knowing the extent of work needed, we had him perform the work on a time and materials basis, rather than a confirmed bid quote. In both cases, he was very informative as to the conditions that he encountered and the options and costs that were entailed prior to proceeding with the work.

His work is excellent and his attention to detail valuable. If you want a project done right, we would highly recommend him. He will also be doing remodeling of our kitchen in the near future.
- Steve G.
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Very smoothly - installation required more time than anticipated, requiring contractor to work overtime as well as re-arranging schedule in order to complete the project without interruption. Work was done very nicely and end result appears as thoughnothing had been done.
- Jeffrey N.
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I used another business for my landscaping and driveway and I would never recommend that business to anyone asking me. I would, however, tell everyone that they should contact
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for their remodeling, insulating and building needs. You won't find a more knowledgeable contractor.
- Sue B.
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On August 22nd, 2011, I placed an order for over $2,500 of Ultradeck products (composite deck, rail and fascia material) at the
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, WI store. The rail spindles were special ordered, so I arranged for a “pending” delivery for the entire purchase (to be scheduled when the spindles arrived in the store).

Beef #1:
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charged the full amount - including the delivery charge - to my credit card even though I didn’t take possession of the material until 12 days later.

Beef #2: The special ordered spindles arrived at the store the following Wednesday, August 31st, but the store did not notify me. On Saturday, September 3rd, I called the store to ask if the spindles had arrived. Their answer was “yes”, they had arrived four days ago. I asked why they didn’t call me and they said “we would need an entire call center” (to notify customers by phone) and that they sent a postcard notification. To their credit, they did arrange to deliver the materials late on that Saturday and I started the installation on Sunday morning.

Beef #3:
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failed to deliver the special ordered spindles! They were still at the store. When I asked their customer service to refund the cost of the spindles, they said, “we need to have the product to provide a refund.” (It is in your warehouse!)

Beef #4: After installing 4 of the deck planks, I discovered that the boards were not straight and the gaps between the boards went from too narrow to too wide. (I spaced the boards at 3/16” on both ends.) It looked awful.

Beef #5: When I told the store that the boards were not straight, their response was, “the manufacturer guarantees against cracks, splits, checks and warps.” (Like I was making it up?) Note that there were considerable other defects in the Ultradeck products: significant color variation, dings (like someone hit the product with a hammer in random places), scuffs and air pockets. I told the store that the product was complete garbage. I arranged for the return of all of the Ultradeck composite material.

Beef #6: I asked for a refund for the original shipping cost, to which two people replied in separate conversations, “but we did make a delivery” (of defective product and an incomplete order). I had to ask for the store manager to approve this request.

The product is scheduled for pickup today and I’m washing my hands of
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building materials department and Ultradeck products.

Update 9/9/11: I hindsight, the transportation coordinators were helpful and professional during this process, and the shipping and return of the product on their trucks went smoothly.
- Michael O.
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All Home Builders in Duluth, MN

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5 story construction LLC

21 bubalo dr
Duluth, MN

A LEVEL ABOVE CONSTRUCTION

903 Madison Ave
Duluth, MN

ABBOTT CONSTRUCTION

2845 WIKSTAD RD
Duluth, MN

ACE CUSTOM GARAGES

2160 HILLCREST DR
Duluth, MN

Acra Construction LLC

880 W Camino Casa Verde
Green Valley, AZ

ADOLPHSON CONSTRUCTION

1933 SPRINGVALE RD
Duluth, MN

ALL AMERICAN STORAGE

11 E SUPERIOR ST
Duluth, MN

AMENDOLA CONSTRUCTION CO

405 E SUPERIOR ST
Duluth, MN

AMERICAN GARAGES

8721 E SUPERIOR ST
Duluth, MN

ASPEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

918 MINNEAPOLIS AVE
Duluth, MN

BARRETT BUILDERS

4881 Trails End Dr
Duluth, MN

BAY FRONT BUILDERS

1505 LONDON RD
Duluth, MN

BEEDY BUILDING & CONTRACTING

3801 W 5TH ST
Duluth, MN

BETTER BUILDERS CONTRACTORS

7531 BRIGHTON ST
Duluth, MN

Billman Construction

5010 Miller Trunk Hwy
Duluth, MN

BUILDER

1619 Cliff Ave
Duluth, MN

CARLSON HOMES

PO Box 15176
Duluth, MN

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

2424 W 5th St
Duluth, MN

DE ROSIER CONSTRUCTION

5399 HIGHWAY 2
Duluth, MN

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN

DO NORTH CRANE & AUGER

5715 N TISCHER RD
Duluth, MN

DON MITCHELL CONSTRUCTION INC

2950 E PIONEER RD
Duluth, MN

DONALD HOLM CONSTRUCTION INC

3211 W 3RD ST
Duluth, MN

Duluth Shed Co

4915 Rice Lake Rd
Duluth, MN

EasyLiving Builders LLC

PO BOX 7278
Duluth, MN

ECKMAN CONSTRUCTION

5231 Greenwood Rd
Duluth, MN

Empire Roofing

1632 London Road
Duluth, MN

ERICSON BUILDERS

4924 HOWARD GNESEN RD
Duluth, MN

ERLING R HANSEN GENERAL CONTR

2222 W 2ND ST
Duluth, MN

First John llc Remodeling/Repairs

1212 Merganser Ct.
Mount Pleasant, SC

FOSTER & LONGTIN CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 3575
Duluth, MN

Garrison Builders Inc

5420 Tioga St
Duluth, MN

GILBERT CONTRACTING INC

3850 OLD MIDWAY RD
Duluth, MN

Gordy Johnson Construction

606 Elk St
Duluth, MN

Heartwood Construction Inc

20 W. Central Entrance
Duluth, MN

HOME IMPROVEMENT CO

2712 NORTHRIDGE DR
Duluth, MN

INHABIT LLC

2920 E 1ST ST
Duluth, MN

Iverson Construction

5857 Hwy 73
Chisholm, MN

J & R Sundberg

5904 McQuade Rd
Duluth, MN

J. Benson Construction

3230 Gorham Ave
Minneapolis, MN

JIM HILL CONSTRUCTION

5587 HIGHWAY 2
Duluth, MN

Jim Johnson Construction

53200 Jack Pine Ln
Solon Springs, WI

JIM NELSON BUILDERS

2712 NORTHRIDGE DR
Duluth, MN

JOHN LUCIA CONSTRUCTION llc

8835 PEQUAYWAN LAKE ROAD
Duluth, MN

JOHNSON-WILSON CONSTRUCTORS

4431 W MICHIGAN ST
Duluth, MN

Jon Lee Foshaug Construction

1777 Casselberry Road
Saint Cloud, MN

JOSEPH THOMAS LEIGH

257 N CLOQUET RD E
Duluth, MN

JUST CONSTRUCTION

1622 Morningside Ave
Duluth, MN

Kaski Inc

2711 Courtland St
Duluth, MN

KILGORE BROTHERS INC

3776 ALEXANDER RD
Duluth, MN

KINGSWOOD CONSTRUCTION

5235 KINGSWOOD LN
Duluth, MN

KNUTSON CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION

416 Maple Grove Rd
Duluth, MN

Knutson Custom Construction, LLC

408 E. Oxford
Duluth, MN

KRAEMER CONSTRUCTION INC

5821 OLD HIGHWAY 61
Duluth, MN

KRAUS ANDERSON CONSTRUCTION CO

3716 ONEOTA ST
Duluth, MN

Lake Region Home Improvement/Patio Door Guys

551 11th Ave NW
Saint Paul, MN

LARRY TIMM & SONS

1001 OLD HIGHWAY 2
Duluth, MN

Larson Construction

1507 Hammond Ave
Superior, WI

Laurich Construction LLC

9 NE 9 th Street
Chisholm, MN

LEVINE & SON

3453 ZIMMERMAN RD
Duluth, MN

LINDAL CEDAR HOMES INC

4815 W ARROWHEAD RD
Duluth, MN

LIPE BROTHERS GARAGE DOORS

5116 Jean Duluth Rd
Duluth, MN

LJ Hall Construction LLC

405 9th St
Duluth, MN

MARINE TECH LLC

2220 WHITTIER ST
Duluth, MN

MARTY KNEZOVICH HOME DESIGNS

4036 Getchell Rd
Duluth, MN

MAX GRAY CONSTRUCTION

46 W CENTRAL ENTRANCE
Duluth, MN

Max Gray Construction Inc

2501 5th Ave W
Hibbing, MN

METEEK & CO

4218 ENTERPRISE CIR
Duluth, MN

Northern Trends Building & Design Inc

606 Garfield Ave
Duluth, MN

NVR Inc

11700 Plaza American Dr
Reston, VA

Odin Construction & Design

2119 W 7th St
Duluth, MN

PARROTT CONSTRUCTION INC

3869 SANDBERG RD
Duluth, MN

PETER JOHN DINGELS

1221 E 11TH ST
Duluth, MN

PIKE LAKE BLDG & REMODELING

5728 N PIKE LAKE RD
Duluth, MN

PREMIER BUILDERS & DEVELOPMENT

443 Lakeview Ave
Duluth, MN

RAY DAHL CONSTRUCTION

4509 SOLWAY RD
Duluth, MN

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr
Royal Oak, MI

RIDGE RUNNER CONSTRUCTION

622 W IDEAL ST
Duluth, MN

RWC INC

3020 Piedmont Ave
Duluth, MN

Rymel Construction

3345 W Tischer Rd
Duluth, MN

SAGINAW CONSTRUCTION LLC

1303 N 20TH AVE E
Duluth, MN

Scandinavian Log Homes

1861 NE 146 Street
Miami, FL

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
Miami, FL

Silent Watchdog Video Surveillance

12350 Holly St NW
Minneapolis, MN

SIMPLY FIX IT CONSTRUCTION

9125 LAWN ST
Duluth, MN

SLOWINSKI CONSTRUCTION INC

635 ANDERSON RD
Duluth, MN

STOETZEL ENTERPRISES LLC

4539 EMERSON RD
Duluth, MN

SUPERIOR VISTA LLC

443 Lakeview Ave
Duluth, MN

TERRY DAVIS CONSTRUCTION

325 East Gary St.
Duluth, MN

The Carpentry Works LLC

1330 Missouri Ave
Duluth, MN

TOMLINSON HOMES

5391 MILLER TRUNK HWY
Duluth, MN

Tony Platcek Construction

331 3rd Ave
Two Harbors, MN

Torgersen Construction

1252 Airport Rd
Two Harbors, MN

TOTAL QUALITY MAINTENANCE

322 W 1ST ST
Duluth, MN

Troy Griffin Construction

14246 S Rock N Roll Circle
Gordon, WI

Twin Ports Custom Climate

1318 Oakes Ave
Superior, WI

Under Construction

4827 Tioga St
Duluth, MN

Valley Ridge Construction LLC

1905 E 9th Street
Duluth, MN

VAN GUILDER CONTRACTING INC

4708 LAVAQUE RD
Duluth, MN

VERMILLION RANGE CONSTRUCTION

10101 ALLAVUS RD
Mountain Iron, MN

WALKER CONSTRUCTION

3121 ZIMMERMAN ROAD
Duluth, MN

WEBSTER CONSTRUCTION

6716 NORTHWOODS RD
Duluth, MN

William Freeberg Construction LLC

5197 Lavaque Rd
Duluth, MN

WILLIAMS CONSTRUCTION

5670 N CLOQUET RD
Duluth, MN

Windsor Log Home Restorations

PO Box 1963
Ellijay, GA

WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION CO

114 N 1ST AVE W
Duluth, MN

WTW CONSTRUCTION SVC

215 S 37TH AVE W
Duluth, MN

ZIERDEN BUILDERS

4571 MARTIN RD
Duluth, MN

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