La Plata Home Building Articles

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THE BASICS: Poor quality, unfulfilled promises, unprofessional THE STORY: The owner himself showed up to do an (unscheduled) appraisal. I was given limited, if any, options in the design of the steps. When I requested a brochure to see what options I had for new railings, he said instead of buying a new one, I should have the old one removed and "sandblasted", and that it would "look brand new". Realistically I never expected it to look brand new, I did however expect it to be smooth and finished nicely. What happened instead is that he (or his workers) painted over the rusty railing seemingly without even hand sanding it let alone sandblasting it. By the time I got to see it the railing was already set in the new concrete. When I complained about it he said he could saw off the top half and slide a plastic railing overtop of it. After expressing my intentions of not spending anymore money on his (poor quality) work, he said he would have one of his guys come and sand the railing and repaint it (without offing even a partial refund for the sandblasting I was originally promised). I'm not even sure anyone came to repaint it because it was chipped and rusty just a couple months later. However, someone did come back to "level" the steps (a patchwork job on top of already shoddy craftsmanship). They came over yet again unannounced to do that work, but failed to address the issue of pooling and discoloration. In fact there was a very distinct color difference between the steps and the patches. I called him on at least two separate occasions and left a message with his wife both times. After several weeks of unanswered phone calls, I saw him working on another contract downtown, so I pulled over to see if he had gotten my messages. He implied that he had but he was "busy working on a government contract" and could send someone up after those other jobs were done. So I waited even longer. I was informed by another townsperson that Mr.
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was having "serious family problems", having just lost my mother to cancer, I stopped calling him and didn't pry (turns out it wasn't even health related). The patchwork started chipping before Winter, revealing that the steps didn't even touch the sidewalk. There is 3/4" gap that water
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down underneath. Currently, 3 years later, there is a 6" wide hole developing in the center landing, the steps have turned green, and I let the bushes grow out I order to cover up that hideous railing. I already need to have the steps REPLACED AGAIN because they aren't safe for the elderly member of the household. Words can not describe how awful my experience was with this company. I got the distinct impression that perhaps someone of a different age and gender would have been taken more seriously instead of being dismissed as I obviously was. The sad thing is that I don't even know how much this ordeal cost me because he wasn't even professional enough to itemize the bill.
- Marissa W.
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It went well. I was unsure of the tile and had not chosen it before arriving in town (this was a vacation townhouse). This put
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at a disadvantage timewise, as I had asked him to please finish before I had to go back home. But all of his workers were courteous and very good at their jobs. His tile expert,
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took the accent pebbles off of the 4 inch netting and placed them individually, stepping back and checking his work...being very detailed and perfect. He did an excellent job, as did all of
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's subs.
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was very polite and responsive and even responded to me on the weekend while he was on the lake.
I appreciated everything they did and their cleanup afterward.
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was very conscious of trying to get the job done when I asked, even though I was the one who delayed the process with my tile decision. In the end, it was finished a day later, which worked out fine.
Great Job!!! Thanks so much!!!
- Karen B.
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was recommended by the architect we used. According to them, he had done mostly remodels but because of the variety of projects, he really probably was ready for a bigger project such as ours. Being in business ourselves, we were anxious to give a young up-and-coming builder a shot. Within the first month, when I questioned a design point on the house, he condescendingly told me I should "stop looking at all those home and garden magazines", as if it was a cause of my concern. I assured him it was my vision in planning this remodel the last 15 years that was behind my questions, not some magazine. I should've had a clue then where this would go.
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's strong point is his attention to detail, especially in woodworking (trim, etc.) He tended to want to use cheaper materials ("a window is a window" he would say) but we pushed back for better quality windows. All the "quotes" he brought us for the bank loan turned out to be poor and incomplete estimates. The heating and cooling system I wanted, and he knew this was one of my non negotiable points- hot water heat, with air conditioning add on- turned out to be over twice as much as he quoted (he quoted $20,000, actual cost would've been around $50,000), and I ended up with a forced air system because the quote was so far off. Plus we lost a month worth of time trying to work with other HVAC contractors to get the system we wanted to no avail. Plumbing also went over budget. Also, if I could do it over, I would not use the cabinet company he is a dealer for. There were only small sample pieces to look at and choose a color from. They bounced our order due to dropping the color we ordered and that delayed our order by close to a month. The quality was less than
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Maid. Still waiting for
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to replace a cracked door in our kitchen.
He said he could do the job in six months. We only wanted to have it done by my son's graduation the following June, which would've given him a full 8 months. We ended up having to push the graduation back to the middle of June and still did not have countertops and only finished plumbing fixtures downstairs plus many other finishes yet to be done. He had the
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to say "I'm not the one who scheduled the party" as if it was my fault, also "you didn't think a job like this could be done in 6 months, did you?" When I reminded him that he was the one who told us that timeframe, and we had been okay with a couple months over, then asked him if he had lied about the timeframe, he responded that he had told us what he thought we wanted to hear. We moved back in
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2013, with one shower working, most faucets and shower heads yet to be installed, no countertops, unfinished fireplace, unfinished pillar bases on our porch, and more.
We did make some design changes mid stream, but none of the changes were cause for significant delays. Most delays during the initial construction were due to poor quotes and having to go back and do more research.
Things were pretty tense after June (June 2013). I'll be honest, we held back some money to make sure everything would get done at the end. It amounted to about $3,000 out of the $110,000 we had written checks to
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at that point.The cost of the entire remodel exceeded $400,000.
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didn't seem to like this and pretty much quit working on finishing the last items. He's accused us of not paying some of the other contractors, even though we have signed waivers from everyone else who worked on our house. He finally came back about 10 mos later to finish the bases to our porch pillars. We ended up having a huge crack all the way across the wall in our master bath, which he finally came to fix this past August (August 2014). I received a text from
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today saying he was refusing to come back and finish any of the warranty work left. A sad ending to a long ordeal.

- Traci S.
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Absolutely perfectly. On time, under budget, highest quality workmanship. I have experience in the building trades, and the attention to detail surpasses any builders I've been exposed to in the past.
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also has superb sense of proportion and style, so that if something looks like it could be done better if done a bit differently (even from a professional architect's plans)
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will gently suggest changes. Every time I've gone with one of his suggestions, it turned out to be the right way to do things. My only wish is that he lived and worked closer to my primary residence, since I have a lot of projects to do, and no one as good as
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to do them here in the Twin Cities.
- Ellen J.
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My husband and I are about to build a new home and are looking for a contractor. We visited a construction site and were very pleased with the quality of the work. I returned to the work site when a crew was there in order to find out who the builder was. I was given a number by the crew but it turned out to be incorrect. I found another number online and called it but still wasn't sure I had the right number. It was answered only by, "Hello" so I said, "I am trying to reach
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." The person only said, "Okay." So, I still wasn't 100% that I even had the right number. Unsure of how to proceed, I started telling him that we were planning to build a house and were interested in discussing it with him. He just said, "Okay" and nothing else. I asked if he had an office or how we'd need to meet with him. He said he didn't care where we met. So, I said we'd like to set up a meeting for some day after 3pm to which he replied, "I'll be at home in
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after 3pm." Wow. I don't care how good the construction of that home looked, I'm not going to hire someone who can't even have a professional phone conversation and treats me like I'm bothering him. I'm not going to work with someone who makes me feel bullied.
- Cynthia F.
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The process was actually pretty smooth considering all that was changing in our house. The contractors did a good job of trying to keep the construction separate from the space we were still living in. All the workers were extremely nice.
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kept us informed of what was happening each day and walked us through each step. We had good communication the entire project. It's amazing how the contractor can tear down the walls and ceilings and completely put it back together. Looking at our house now you would never know that any work had been done. Everything looks as if it came with the original house....that's how seamless everything looks.
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did a great job matching existing paints, bricks, flooring, etc. We are very happy we had the work done and very happy we choose
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to do the job.
- Brian & Karen N.
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and his team did a great job on concrete work in front of our house. He was a pleasure to work with and is courteous and professional. The work was done on time, was of high quality and was reasonably priced. I highly recommend him.
- Christopher M.
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Contacted Mr.
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in the middle of June and asked for an estimate on repairing my ceiling. There are 3 areas that need repair, due to a previous storm. We needed at least 3 estimates for our insurance company and when scheduling these estimates I disclosed that information up front.
Mr.
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stated that he would contact me within a week to schedule a time to conduct estimate. I still had not heard from him by 30 June so I posted a message on Angie's List...within an hour or so I received a reply that he was sorry for delay and would contact me soon to schedule appt. Mr.
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did finally come out to my house the first week of August. I was told that he would send me the estimate within 24 hours. On 11 August I sent him another Angie's List message (received reply within hour or so???) and he replied with a cost for repair, but NO written estimate. I was told that I would get a written estimate, if I chose his company to do the work.
I don't understand why I couldn't get a written estimate which is what I requested to begin with! This has caused a delay in getting repair done because now I have to find another company to come and give me a written estimate FOR MY INSURANCE COMPANY.

- Sheila W.
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The quality of the work was good. I was a little disappointed in the plumber but in the end it all worked out. The price was good and the contractor is very responsive. I liked his work so much that he is currently working on a detached garage for me now.
- Christopher S.
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We were given
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information from a friend who owns numerous rental properties in
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to contact about making renovations to a new home we purchased in Reading
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. Initially the scope of the work included a kitchen renovation and leveling a family room floor that was sloped because it used to be a garage and a few other minor repairs. He acted as our general contractor and connected us with the necessary sub-contractors to perform electrical, plumbing, plaster, paint jobs and custom cabinets as needed. We had our own preferred HVAC and flooring contractors who
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worked with. He sat down and gave us sketches of several options for our family room and kitchen updates and gave estimates for the cost of each. He scheduled all work so that we could move into our new home after all the work was complete. As the work started we found a number of problems that expanded the scope of the work to include a full bathroom rebuild, adding additional support under our master bedroom and reinforcing the roof in our family room.
We ended up being slightly behind schedule due to the expanded scope of the work. But all work was on budget and we were able to move into our new home on the date we were promised. We have had
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back to do additional jobs and we could not be happier with the way our home has turned out. It has been a pleasure working with
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and we will continue to use him when we have additional work to do on our house. We also now go directly to his sub-contractors with pluming and electrical work.
- R Paul M.
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A & E Constrution Co.

17200 campground rd
Phillipsburg, mo
A & e has been in business 15 years as a owner/operator contractor and as 6 employees, if...

Absolute Improvement

1405 East Grand Ave
Cameron, MO
Most smaller jobs require no money up front.

All About Electric

11983 County Road 637 / P.O. Box 884
Dexter, MO
My name is brad wright and it is my pleasure that you are reading this about my company.i am a...

Amend Certified Home Inspections

P.O. Box 1712
O Fallon, MO
Self owned and operated home inspection service. providing certified reports for clients...

BART BERNEKING DESIGN + BUILD L.L.C

100 PROFESSIONAL PKWY
Troy, MO

Big Boyz Construction LLC

470 Del Ridge
Sullivan, mo
Construction and rmeodeling

BigLog Homes

2000 Seven Hills Road
Jefferson City, MO
We offer contracting to persons or companies who wish to design and purchase hand scribed...

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN PROPERTY PERSERVATION SERVICES

2854 ASKA RD.
Blue Ridge, GA
My name is robert green owner / opertor of blue ridge mtn. property perservation services we...

Build Pro Carpentry

18325 Rathbun Hills Rd
Pacific, MO
Carpentry service company residential/commercial, general contracting

Bullfrog Siding LLC

Salem, Mo
We are a small business with a few employees and low overhead. this in turn allows us to pass...

BURKHOLDER CONSTRUCTION

424 E MOORE ST
La Plata, MO

C L Richardson Construction

15475 US Highway 63 South
Ashland, MO
We offer our own stimulus plan: •lowest cost for quality service •customer comes...

Christian Carpenters

1049 Dark Cloud
Cuba, Mo
We are a company of 4 employees & have large numbers of references. we are insured. we do sub...

Classic Building Sales

67 Progress Ln
Linn, MO
Storage sheds & portable buildings at the lowest cost of ownership guaranteed. storage...

Cleary Building - Cameron

630 Lana Drive
Cameron, MO

Cleary Building - Saint Clair

920 N Commercial
Saint Clair, MO
Ask for details.

Custom Brick Mailboxes & More

6183 Hwy A
Marquand, MO
Custom brick mailboxes is a locally owned and operated business. we hand make and deliver your...

DICK HOOVER HOME BUILDERS

311 W MAIN ST
Princeton, MO
Dick hoover home builders has been around for more than 20 years! we have employees, and the...

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

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

DOTec Engineering Corp

424 Jefferson St
Saint Charles, MO
Dotec, corp., is available for structural analysis of structures that would include...

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...

Foundation to Roof

403 S. Jenkins Street
Centralia, MO
New or repair everything from foundation to roof, to pouring sidewalks and driveways, to...

GENE WOOD CONSTRUCTION

29212 JULY RD
La Plata, MO

Git' R Done Construction

28960 fern dr
Pierce City, mo
Small construction business

Halbert General Contracting

121 W Euclid st
Steelville, MO
General contracting services

Harper and Sons

RR1 Box 49AA
Kahoka, MO
Harper and sons has experience in wide range of projects including agricultural buildings,...

HCS Construction Group LLC

2112 William St
Cape Girardeau, MO
We are a full service construction company that has license adjuster and haag engineers on...

J Miller Construction

RR2 Box 11
Greentop, MO
I have 20 years carpenter experience and 15 years being a journeyman. i am perficiant in all...

J&K Custom Contracting

29203 Cardinal Ln
Gravois Mills, MO
We are your full service remodeling and handyman service. john has built homes for over 25...

JDContracting

Brookfield, MO

JOHN RAUTH CONSTRUCTION CO

2447 PATEE ST
Saint Joseph, MO
Upscale residential remodeling contractors

JUDE MARKWAY CONSTRUCTION CO

4812 WARDSVILLE RD
Jefferson City, MO
Residential remodeling and general contracting services

k&t construction llc

2726 county rd 246
Fulton, MO
We at k&t construction are two individuals who provide quality workmanship to your...

Lorton Remodeling

805 Riggs
Macon, MO
We are a full line home repair company

Mac Company

2911 Beaver Creek Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO
Full service general contractor for residential, commercial, industrial construction.

MAGERS DILLON CONSTRUCTION

410 E BATES ST
La Plata, MO

Mastrianno Construction & Design llc.

303 Wiggs
Kennett, MO
Mastrianno construction & design llc. is a licensed and bonded general contractor. our team...

MATILDA MASONRY AND MORE

P.O. BOX 76
Lathrop, MO
We have over 30 years of experience in the field of masonry and chimney cleaning. we ask for...

MIDWEST ENGINEERING CO

15 Shiloh Dr
Edwardsville, IL
Consulting engineering services for land development, environmental engineering and asset...

Missouri Construction & Property Preservation LLC

605 N. 5TH Street
Clinton, MO
We work with you to ensure your home remolding project goes as smoothly as it can.

Myers Select Homes

440 Gracie Ln
Moscow Mills, MO
A unique aspect that separates myers select homes from other large missouri home builders is...

NAS BUILDINGS LLC

9535 SW 400 Pvt Rd
El Dorado Springs, MO
If you're looking for an expert roofing contractor in missouri area, you’ve come to the...

New Finish Construction

21 Walton
Warrenton, Mo
Ask about our referal program to earn extra money or discounts off of a job you might need...

NVR Inc

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

Preferred Energy

6502 Ming Dr
Mountain Grove, MO
If you’ve been dreaming of finally “getting off the grid” and have been looking for the...

RAMSEY-JONES HOMES INC

27300 WALNUT AVE
La Grange, MO
Ramsey jones homes has been owned and operated by the same family for over 40 years. we are...

Randolph Deveolpment

100 N Lafayette St.
Madison, MO
We offer a wide range of services from building a fence to fixing that leaky faucet to a full...

RAY'S LOG HOMES

34 GRAINEY DR
Granite City, IL
Help plan log homes sell log homes provide building services provide maintenance insured

Remodeling Second Opinion

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

Renaissance Roofing Inc

2306 Lemp Ave
Saint Louis, MO
We specialize in historic roofing systems including natural slate, clay tile, wood shake, and...

ROSS CONSTRUCTION

31668 STATE HIGHWAY C
Bevier, MO
Ross construction employees are exsperianced at all phases of the construction and remodeling...

Ruhl and Son Construction & Excavation

110 Alan Drive
Montgomery City, MO
We are a full service construction company, we have been doing business in the st. louis area...

Scandinavian Log Homes

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

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...

Solar Power Revolution

PO Box 2005
Saint Joseph, Mo
Alternative energy business

Spillman Contracting

5107 Hatteras Dr
Columbia, MO
Design/build firm that provides full desing services, building, remolding, and renovation in...

Stokes Dock Co., Inc.

3797 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beach, MO
Since 2000, stokes dock co., inc. has been providing waterfront enthusiasts, boat owners &...

Superior Post Frames & Exteriors

4733 Kirchoff Ln
Imperial, MO

T&L Design and Construction

196 Wilkerson Ave
Camdenton, MO
T&l design and construction is general contractor company in commercial, residential...

Terbrock Remodeling & Construction

200 Cuivre Point Ln
Moscow Mills, MO
We are a third generation family owned and operated construction/renovation business that...

THOMAS CONSTRUCTION CO

5525 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beach, MO

Tingler's Home Repair

3295 SE McQueen Rd
Saint Joseph, MO
Have been in business for more than 20 year. work in the kansas city and st. joseph, mo ...

TreadStone Exteriors

383 DeerTrail Dr
Roach, MO
Treadstone exteriors offers everything from roof maintenance/repair to full scale restoration....

TreadStone Guttering & Exteriors LLC

383 Deer Trail Dr
Roach, MO
We have been in the gutter and exterior business over 12 years. with over 2,000 happy...

TRI STATE ROOFING & GENERAL

1607 BIRD ST
Hannibal, MO
Been serving the tri-state area for over 20 years. all work guaranteed with a warranty.

Twin Lake Construction

520 Cedar Ridge Cir.
Roach, MO

V & K Construction

Mt. Sterling, MO
Family owned and operated , great quality work and fair pricing , free estimates

Vision Log Homes LLC

9478 E Hwy 76
Kirbyville, MO
Additional dba - 76 lumber llc.

Watring Construction

Boonville, MO
Finish and general carpentry, new construction, additions and remodeling, replacement...

Wavco

5601 Algoa Rd
Jefferson City, MO
Wisch & vaughan construction is a commercial general contractor serving the central missouri...

Wayne's Construction

69 Kins Domain
Dora, MO
I can take almost any size job - most of the time i work by myself - for bigger jobs i have...

White Wolf Construction and Home Inspection

101 Holly Ridge Ln
Columbia, MO
1.we are a general contracting company doing residential and light commercial construction...

Wilson's Resort

88 Wilsons Resort Dr.
Camdenton, MO
We offer cabins and rental units along with boat rentals. we have excellent fishing too. we...

Windsor Log Home Restorations

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

Wood Link Fence Co Inc

5400 E SAINT CHARLES RD
Columbia, MO
Fence contractors

ZOELLNER CONSTRUCTION CO INC

875 PCR
Perryville, MO
General contractor
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