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"From the beginning,
was very collaborative, getting our (sometimes vague) impressions and requests, and giving us options. He was flexible" in allowing us to get our own appliances, and taking delivery even though he had not ordered them. He did the work mostly as explained. There were some delays caused by illness and so forth, but the work was completed in substantially the promised schedule, and, most importantly,
took care to minimize the time dueing whihc teh kitchen would not be usable; for example by carefully timing counter template and the other components, and by installing a temporary sink between the old counter was demolished and the time the new counter was installed. We had a glitch in which
showed that he is responsible and trustworthy: our faucet (a fancy German one with a filter) was either faulty or badly installed;
took it upon himself to talk to the manufacturer and to the dealer, replacing various parts over several weeks (involving several trips from his base that is not so close) and then finally prevailing upon the parties to replace my faucet with a completely different one, that he installed, at no additional cost to me.

-Juan L.

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"We contacted
because a few of our friends had a positive experience with him. During the planning phase, he listened to our needs and made" some great suggestions that we ended up going with. We had some challenges with figuring out how to design the roof lines to fit with our 2nd floor windows. Other contractors we looked at couldn't come up with a way. He was able to come up with a fantastic solution. His quote was very competitive/fair. He took us to some porches he had built in the past. Being open to showing us some past jobs went a long ways. The workmanship and quality were excellent. We particularly liked his work crew who had been with him for years (this is important because in the end, that is who does most of the work). They were polite and did quality work. We liked the fact that the work area was spotless at the end of each day.
stopped by at least daily to check on the progress, quality and our satisfaction. When we pick a contractor we also pick "the person".
is a quality person and we continue to see him around town and enjoy his company. We highly recommend

-Michael A.

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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!
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No.  Heck no.  Here's a good example.  We very recently needed to find someone to install about 500 square feet of exotic wood flooring (we already have the materials).  We contacted about 12-15 top-rated Angieslist contractors.  Out of the few who did get back to us, we got 5 quotes, 2 of them were literally just over the phone.  They "didn't feel it would be necessary to even see the space". 

 

Here were the bids: 

$4000 (sight unseen), $2800 (sight unseen), $2500, $1500, $1450

 

We didn't "share our budget for this".  Why would we?  We asked them to bid the job.  That's it.  All of them should be well-qualified and they are all highly rated.  We were interested in how THEY value their time/resources - for an apples/apples job. 

 

Do you still think that you should tell them about your budget?  Your choice.  From my standpoint it isn't their business.  I'm asking them to bid on a project.  Invariably I'll get some very high bids, medium bids and a few more reasonable ones - ALL from "highly rated contractors". 

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Herlonginc's answer stated that it is not the contractor's job to pay for materials and labor to do the job. I say baloney - a reputable, established contractor has the funds (or a business operations line of credit) to "carry" the job between interim or partial payments, each of which should be keyed to completion of distinct easily measured mileposts in the job, and for a homeowner I would say should be in not more than 20% increments for jobs exceeding a week or so. For shorter jobs, then an initial payment, 50% completion, and completion would be normal. His cost of carry funds is part of his cost of doing business, and is figured as part of his overhead.Bear in mind when he is buying materials and paying labor, his materials he typically pays for on a 10-30 day invoice, and his labor typically a week or two after they work, so he is not really "fronting" that much money if you are giving him weekly or biweekly interim payments, on a typical residential job.

If he does not have the funds to buy materials (excepting possibly deposit on special-order or luxury items, which still typically are 10-30 day invoiceable to him) and hire personnel then he is a fly-by-night operation, and he should not be bidding that size job. You should never (other than MAYBE an earnest deposit of not more than the LESSER of 10% or $5000) let the payments get ahead of the approved/inspected work progress - typically payment should be 10-20% BEHIND the progress, with at least 10% retained at the effective end of work until final inspections and completion of the final "punchlist".

That promotes rapid continuation of the work, discourages the all-too common nightmare of contractors taking on more work than they can handle so they leave your job for weeks or months to go work on someone else's job (frequently to start that someone else's new job so he can get the job), and does not leave you out a tremendous amount of cash if he does not finish and you have to hire another contractor to finish the job. Remember, if you have to hire a new contractor to finish the job, he will charge you a lot more than the original bid to finish someone else's unfinished mess.

This may seem cynical, but having started in the construction business about 50 years ago and seeing the shenanigans that a lot of contractors pull you cannot be too safe. You have to remember contractors are like any other people - I would say maybe 10% are outright crooks, another 25% or so will pull a fast one or overcharge if the opportunity presents itself, maybe 30% will do the work but not any better than they are forced to, about 25% are good conscientious reputable workmen, and the last 10% or so are really spectacular - conscientious, fair, and efficient craftsmen. This top 35% are the only ones you should have bidding in the first place. Therefore, only get bids from long-term reputable firms (so you shake out the marginal short-timers with less experience and also generally less ability to finish the job on budget and schedule), only those that have good RECENT references, and preferably with excellent word-of-mouth recommendation from people you know and trust. That way, you are starting right off with the cream of the crop, so hopefully whichever one bids low should be a good choice.

NEVER start with bids, then check the references of the low bidder - why even consider a vendor or contractor who you do not have faith in from the start ? Get references and short-list you possibles BEFORE you ask for bids.

Low bids - that is another matter - commonly the low bidder is NOT who you want, especially if he is significantly lower than several others, which might mean he is desperate for work, made a math error, or did not correctly figure the entire scope of work. You want a reasonable bid with someone you connect with and trust - that is worth a lot more in the success of the job than the absolute lowest bid.

 

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You should always get a set of print and pull a permit when remodeling you home. It is a good thing that you want to be involved in your project. I do have some reservation about the electrical work. There is a lot at risk with doing the work yourself. If the house burns down you will never get the insurance money, unless your a certified electrician. Now of days 90% of home fires are blamed on electrical problems because the insurance company is to lazy and cheap to investigate the true problem. Also find out if the city you live in will allow you to perform the work. Make sure you coordinate your subs to have the proper time and space to perform their job. You don't want people working on top of each other. If you order all you materials make sure everything is there before you start your project. Have your subs check for proper and full items to be installed. Make sure every sub has a working set of prints. Make sure you have all the demo done before your subs show up to work. Schedule your plumber first, do any final framing or electrical work while you wait for inspection. Electrical inspection next followed by framing, insulation, and wallboard. All subs must get a final inspection on the job before you (the GC) can call in your final inspection.

Home Remodeling reviews in Columbia

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They did a great job. They are responsive and listen to customers concern. I will definitely use their service again.
- Carmencita S.
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All went well, Doggers made a relatively good job in communicating with me promptly, there was a time where I did feel left out of the loop but only due to a
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lack of communication. I did my research when deciding which contactor I wanted to go with, and I
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say these guys did not disappoint me. I already have another contracted project with them for a different property in the works, I will post an update when its finished.
- michael C.
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Basically rebuilt a very large patio wooden structure and repainted same.
Painted main house trim and back house.
Replaced outdoor lights with
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Repaired stucco wall and repainted same.
All workmen very pleasant and professional.
Small extra repairs or painting done without fuss or extra charge....More /> Work started and completed when promised.
Recommended most highly.

- Lewis G.
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not punctual, one day say he would be here in the morning, did not come until the afternoon, said he was with his son's real estate agent dickering about $50.00 on a foreclosed home. Uncomfortable with his saying it took 1 1/2 hours to go to
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to buy paint supplies, have four cans of paint mixed into one large tub and buy 4 more gallons of paint. Called two different SW stores and each person I spoke with said at most, would maybe take 1/2 hour. called and cancelled any further work.
- Mary L D.
D

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Based on the very positive reviews found on Angie's list, my wife called
Columbia Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
on March 9th to requests an estimate. We were told they could be out the next day to look at master bath and work up estimate. The next morning my wife called back to advise we would be out for just a bit in the morning but that if there was no answer at the home number we had left the day before, to please call her on her cellphone so that we could come straight back home. We never received a return call (at either the home or cell phone number) and no one ever showed ..
I thought we would give this company the benefit of the doubt but now a week has gone by with no further response from the company. We could perhaps understand if one contact number was inadvertently misplaced, but two ???
- Edgar M.
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I was in need of a few small projects for my new home and contacted
Columbia Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
. After multiple attempts at trying to get someone on the phone I left several messages. Almost two weeks later, someone finally called me back and scheduled a date and time to come to my house to give me a quote. Of course, no one ever showed up. It was raining pretty bad that day so I anticipated that
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might be late or not able to make it, so I called again (no one picked up of course) and I left a message asking if someone would still be making it and if not, if they would at least call me back so I could re-schedule. Its been a few weeks now, and no response still.
If you want someone's business, pick up your phone and return your calls.
- Palak P.
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They were very professional. The guys working here were very nice, which is a bonus when you have people in your home for a few weeks. The end result looks great and they completed the work on time. We are very happy with the results.
- Angie F.
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Timely and complete. Answered all questions and made appropriate arrangements as necessary. Thoroughly cleaned up afterwards and put down furniture and floor protection over all areas as appropriate.
- James H.

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AB Home Repair

3500 E Rte M
Ashland

ABOVE IT ALL ROOFING & REMODELING

2821 E CALVERT HILL RD
Columbia

ADC Contracting LLC

3344 Hilltop St.
Fulton

AERODRY Disaster Restoration

1221 Creek Trail Dr.
Jefferson City

Affordable Builders LLC

67 Broken Wheel Ranch Rd
Camdenton

Air & Water Solutions Inc

1604A Business Loop 70 W
Columbia

Allen Bailey Construction

1003 Geneva St.
Jefferson City

Alpha And Omega Electric

11101 West Hwy 40
Rocheport

American Exteriors

120 Abbie Ave

Anne Tuckley H O M E

not published
Columbia

APM Construction Services

3700 Monterey Drive, Suite E
Columbia

B & B RESTORATION

7750 S ROUTE N
Columbia

Backes R & S LLC

1325 Smiley Ln
Columbia

Beck Builders

5211 Deer Valley c
Jefferson City

Best Contracting

3850 Ridge Rd

BOND PLUMBING CO

317 LAFAYETTE ST
Washington

Bramon Construction

214 Leonard Ave.
Fayette

Brent Goerlitz

Jefferson City

BROCKMAN CARPENTRY

1409 Jake Ln
Columbia

BRUCE'S HOMECARE & MNTNC

10900 E HIGHWAY WW
Columbia

C&P Home service

3021 County Road 4009
Holts Summit

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cardinal Contractors LLC

105 North Main Street
Saint Charles

CASTEEL LANDSCAPING & CONSTR

23900 S MOUNT PLEASANT RD
Hartsburg

Central Boone Investments, LLC

11670 N Old Number 7
Columbia

CLASSROOMS INC

19 E WALNUT ST
Columbia

CMT Construction LLC

4107 White Tiger Ln
Columbia

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Complete Restoration and Remodeling

4913 Kirkhill Rd.
Columbia

Continental Siding Supply

13714 E 42nd Ter S
Independence

CRACK TEAM

3610 BUTTONWOOD DR
Columbia

Creed Construction

6201 Hwy B
Higbee

CUMMINGS CONSTRUCTION

7080 E GUY NOWLIN RD
Columbia

Cut rite contracting

4320 stevendave dr
Columbia

DAS SVC

4916 BROWN STATION RD
Columbia

DAVIDSON CUSTOM TILE & PAINT

2300 PARKER ST
Columbia

DBR General Contractor

4104 Hartfield Dr
Columbia

Deer Park Siding Inc

4201 E Deer Park Rd
Columbia

DESIGNER KITCHEN & BATHS

2510 VANDIVER DR
Columbia

DIRECT REMODELING ASSISTANCE

7450 N OAKLAND GRAVEL RD
Columbia

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Ed Thall Construction

224 Country Club Dr
Centralia

EJ Flooring

4250 East Broadway
Columbia

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Fix It Right Handyman

112 Oak St
Columbia

FLORENCE & SONS HOME REPAIR

700 PORTSMOUTH DR
Columbia

Frank's Home Improvement & Odd Jobs LLC

6259 N Water Cress Cir
Columbia

G & G Restoration LLC

308 Johnston Dr
Raymore

GARRETT PAINTING

6148 COUNTY ROAD 262
Auxvasse

Gilmore's Construction

4017 route cc #63
Jefferson City

GP Construction

1335 Smiley Ln
Columbia

Ground Zero Storm Shelters

4600 Independence Rd

HALLMARK STONE CO

2200 CASSENS DR
Fenton

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

Handy-Matt LLC

3700 Monterey Drive
Columbia

Handyman Solutions

113 Jaycee Dr
Jefferson City

HILGEDICK & CO INC

PO Box 106144
Jefferson City

HK Builders LLC

330 E Wee Jo Ct
Columbia

HUSKEY'S MOBILE HOME SERVICE

4760 E MCGEE RD
Columbia

Hyde Homes & Remodeling

603 Altai Drive
Columbia

J G Carpentry LLC

3300 W Worley St
Columbia

J W CONSTRUCTION

3201 CELTIC DR
Columbia

James Berry & Associates Inc

2011 Chapel Pl
Columbia

JANSSEN WATERPROOFING INC

3801 EAGLE VIEW CT
Columbia

Jay of All Trades

262 e high point ln
Columbia

Jeff Kidwell Homes & Remodeling

2800 N. Locust Grove Church Rd.
Columbia

John Lucas

Columbia

JSC DESIGN

1004 SUNSET DR
Columbia

JUDE MARKWAY CONSTRUCTION CO

4812 WARDSVILLE RD
Jefferson City

KEN OTKE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

5718 Wardsville Rd
Jefferson City

Kitchens Plus

4661 St Hwy 176 E
Chestnutridge

Kliethermes Homes

1902 Corona Rd
Columbia

KOGUT CO

1198 E PIERPONT MEADOWS RD
Columbia

L B & B CONSTRUCTION

4900 E SAINT CHARLES RD
Columbia

LAKEWOOD MAINTENANCE

601 BUSINESS LOOP 70 W
Columbia

LARKIN CONSTRUCTION

1609 Chapel Hill Rd Ste G
Columbia

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Leeper Construction

2909 Bray Ave
Columbia

M LITTLE IMPROVEMENTS

9950 E SAINT CHARLES RD
Columbia

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Majestic Homes And Remodeling LLC

610 Big Bear Blvd Ste 431
Columbia

MARANATHA CONSTRUCTION CO

PO BOX 1701
Columbia

McKinney Plumbing

1255 Lovers Ln

MIDWAY CONTRACTING SVC

3111 N LOCUST GROVE CHURCH RD
Columbia

Midway Electric Inc

7301 W Henderson Rd
Columbia

Mike's Construction

134 Hwy 61 S Ste 4
Hannibal

MORRISON CONSTRUCTION

121 E Sexton St
Harrisburg

MR PROJECTS

17203 Lynda Cir
Lawson

Mr. Bid

2878 orchard lake road

MSV Exteriors

811 Jefferson St
Jefferson City

Natural Stone Care & Restoration

1126 Industrial Dr.
Osage Beach

NAUGLE CO

1700 N DOZIER STATION RD
Columbia

Naugle Co

1700 Dozier Stations Rd
Columbia

Occam'S Hammer, Llc

913 W. Broadway
Columbia

PRECISION MECHANICAL

3801 MOJAVE CT
Columbia

Premier Roofing Company

2570 W. 8th Avenue

Premium In Home Service LLC.

4910 kirkhill rd.
Columbia

PROFESSIONAL CARPENTRY

2240 N RTE Z
Columbia

QUALITY OUTDOOR PRODUCTS

2617 PARIS RD
Columbia

QUALITY PROFESSIONAL CONSTR

625 CHERRY ST
Columbia

Ragland Construction Inc

409 Vandiver Dr
Columbia

Randolph Deveolpment

100 N Lafayette St.
Madison

Randy Adams Construction

2311 E Walnut St
Columbia

REFACING BY ST CLAIR

1400 HERIFORD RD
Columbia

Reliable Handyman & Remodeling

1102 S El Chaparral Ave
Columbia

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Richard Holmes Construction

5801 N Kircher Rd
Columbia

Rolyn Co

5706 Frederick Ave

Sam Easley Remodeling

1307 Sims St
Columbia

Servpro Of Jefferson City

11337 County Rd 385
Holts Summit

Shadalawn Builders and Remodelers

915 Howard Drive
Lebanon

Show-Me Tile

3526 Prescott Ln.
Columbia

Solutions General Contracting

1550 N. Route J
Rocheport

Spillman Contracting

5107 Hatteras Dr
Columbia

SPOTTS DESIGN HOMES

9501 E SAINT CHARLES RD
Columbia

St. Louis Resurfacing

PO Box 213
New Melle

STATE WIDE WATER PROOFING

913 Jackson Street
Jefferson City

Stokes Dock Co., Inc.

3797 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beach

The Can Do Crew

2602 Agate Way
Columbia

Top Notch Interiors LLC

11930 S Route N
Columbia

TRI-COUNTIES MASONRY LLC

1019 BRANCH RD
Holts Summit

TrueSon Exteriors L.L.C.

3930 South Providence Road
Columbia

Turner Construction and Remodeling, LLC

8500 North Route E
Columbia

Wall To Wall, L.L.C.

2973 E Buffalo Drive
Columbia

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Warner Construction

12759 Hwy 28
Dixon

WB CONSTRUCTION

4253 E LINDA LN
Robertsville

WESBURY CONSTRUCTION CO

4345 E RAVENS RIDGE DR
Columbia

Wren's Home Improvement & Remodel

7741 E Parklane Dr
Columbia

Zettler Construction

1416 W Georgetown Loop
Columbia

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