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does fine, detailed carpentry. My home was only 5 years old but the builder had done a terrible job in putting in double front doors. They" were hung in the opening crooked, there were gaps and it was ugly.
was able to come in install doors properly and set the doors so that you don't know the opening was made badly. I would hire them again in a minute if they were not so busy.

-Carolyn H.

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, and his crew showed up when they said they would every day and kept us informed throughout.
even sealed our shower" and moved a AC duct that were not in the bid for free. Great job and we will sure use them again. Very professional and considerate. Qualities you don't find as much these days.

-Darla 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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For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.
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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.

 

Remodeling reviews in Starkville

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we've used
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on two separate projects and were very happy with the outcome of both. We found
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to be a hands-on contractor who does a lot of the work himself, works patiently paying close attention to small details, and sets a very high standard for his work.
The first project was the replacement of a section of ceiling after it had been water damaged.
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said he would preserve the undamaged parts of the existing ceiling and crown molding and he would make the join between new and old seamless. And he was right, the join was and still is undetectable.
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did such a great job on that first project, 6 months later we called him for another project. This project was a staircase, flooring and baseboard job.
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used sub contractors for the stairs and floor, they did a very nice job, no
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about, and the baseboards and paint work was done by
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and his team. Like the earlier ceiling job, the quoted price was more than fair given the excellent quality of the finished product.
I would highly recommend
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, he's an experienced professional with many practical solutions, he's a no-nonsense, hard working individual and seems to have a good bunch of sub contractors at the ready for the more specialist aspects of the project.
- david P.
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It was nice to work with AGA's crew. They were all inclusive and AGA could schedule them a day in advance accordingly.
The office was very responsive as well.
The finish is of high-quality and great design. I am excited to use my kitchen for many years to come and inviting friends and family over.
- Gail P.
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Mr.
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and his assistant arrived at precisely 9:00 AM and proceeded to work straight through the day until the job was completed. The work was very thorough and beyond my expectations. They cleaned up and left the area better than they had found it. Whenever I have a need for a home improvement I will certainly consider him. He does all sorts of renovations including painting. Several years ago I had him paint the interior of my entire home and was very pleased with the result.
- Gerarld P.
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I'm really happy with the final outcome of the job. The quality is really top notch. With the bar, we just knew what we wanted done, and didn't really have an idea of layout.
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, our project manager, gave us a great idea that really excited us. His experience was vital throughout the project. We were happy to have someone to ask questions and get informative answers.
The phases of construction were swift and precise. There was good scheduling and fast results.
The team at ABC was responsible and proficient.
- Michael F.
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Long story short,
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is not ready for prime-time. The company is more of a niche bathroom/kitchen remodeling service rather than a full-service Design/Build provider. At the end of our dealings with
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, only strongly worded emails/texts and the threat of a lawsuit produced the agreed-to work product. Thankfully, we had a written contract with
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to leverage.
Read on for details:
We had high hopes when
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came out to bid on our whole-house demo and renovation. He spent a few hours with my wife and I touring the existing house and listening to our ideas, and even providing some of his own. When we were hesitant to proceed with him given the lack of large projects in his portfolio, he suggested that we try him out by utilizing him as
the designer. He would manage the design portion of the project, providing contractor guidance and the architectural services themselves for a flat fee of $3,000. We thought this would be a less risky than giving him the $300,000
project outright. This turned out to be a wise move.
The issues with the design phase started almost immediately. The Project Manager (working for
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on behalf of a licensed architect) came out to the house and measured every room and every detail. When we received the first set of “existing” drawings, we were shocked at the number of errors and omissions: rooms without doors, missing windows, non-rectangular rooms, etc. Given the number of mistakes, another measuring session was required. This was no small task since we did not yet own the home (under contract) at the time and getting into the house was difficult to say the least. It took two weeks to get an accurate plan of the existing house drawn.
Once the existing drawings were in hand, we sat down with
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and planned the new layout. This experience was pleasant and
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had some great ideas that appeared
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of experience. This reaffirmed our faith in moving forward with him. That optimism quickly faded as we moved forward with layouts and mechanical (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.) plans. Each layout required numerous iterations to correct basic mistakes which grew in number as time went on.
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neglected to review any of the iterations and so it was left to us to catch every mistake and deal directly with the project manager. The more time
went on, the less involved and interested
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became.
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did not even bother to show up to the final meeting with the Project Manager. This was the final meeting where the PM handed over the signed/sealed architectural plans. After two months of working with the PM, he requested that we meet in the parking lot of a local Mall. It felt more like a drug deal than business transaction. Needless to say, we did not go with
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for the actual renovation. In fact, he never contacted us after the plans were handed over by the PM.
A few instances in particular stand out when it comes to our rating of
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and
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-The Project Manager needed all the walls and ceilings opened up to determine the orientation of the joists in the house. We assumed that
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would send one of his guys to the house to tear portions of the walls/ceilings. When asked,
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stated that all his workers were “busy” and that I should “just take a drywall knife and cut the holes [the project manager] needs”. This was a ridiculous response since he knew that the interior was mostly plaster. He also knew that determining the orientation of the joists was vital to completing the design phase. I ended up spending the entirety of a weekend knocking large holes in every ceiling and wall in the 2,600 sqft house. In subsequent conversations,
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had the nerve to comment on the inadequacy of the protective equipment I wore during my hole-punching undertaking.
-Inexperience:
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did not seem well-versed in anything other than the design and layouts of kitchens/baths. Any questions regarding mechanicals such as what type of piping to use, or electrical panel sizing
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stares. He mentioned on several occasions that he had his own in-house plumber. Since we had already retained him for this design phase and had (initially) intended to use
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for the build phase, I asked for his plumber to determine whether the gas service for the house was adequate given that we were planning to install a larger gas appliances (furnace and generator). I even provided
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with a form from our Gas supplier that stated all of the technical specs for our gas supply line and meter. I would ask
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about this calculation at every meeting we held. I never did receive anything from his plumber. The same repeated for HVAC questions, except that the HVAC guy was always on “vacation".
If you have a small bathroom or kitchen that needs renovation, from what we've seen and heard from his references,
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can do good work. Anything above and beyond, you'd be advised to steer clear.
- Inna S.
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In 2012,
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completely re-did a poorly done metal roof. What can you say? He was just fabulous in every way! He was so confident about his work that he guaranteed it for as long as I own the house! I needed something checked on recently. I called him and left a message earlier today and he has already been here. He is the most professional and pleasant person and his team's work is impeccable. It's hard to find people that you can really trust. Look no further.
- Christine M.
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We're very pleased with our garage conversion by
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and Associates. Kudos in particular to Designer
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, Tile Artist Nick, Cabinetmaker
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from Oak Grove Cabinets, and to
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himself for his leadership, attention to detail, and his responsiveness and creativity when issues arose.

Converting our 1940s garage to living space was challenging.
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's team cleverly dealt with uneven surfaces, out of square
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, changing ceiling heights, and unexpected foundation repairs to produce what feels like our own custom boutique hotel suite.

Inconsistent Electrical Inspectors and the unexpected retirement of the Project Manager made some re-work necessary, and caused the project to take longer than estimated.
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personally stepped in to respond to these issues. We are very happy with the quality results.




- PATRICIA B.
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First of all, we had a very hard time finding a contractor who would return our calls for the work we needed, but
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does a great job of getting back to us and we are able to stay in regular contact with him during the projects. We needed to find a contractor we could trust to manage this project while we were still in California preparing for our move out East. It needed to be right after we closed on our home but before we moved into our home in
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- we had a 10-14 day window. The day we closed, we handed off the keys to
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. He and his team finished everything within a 10 day window, and he was willing to text me photos of the progress along the way. By the time we got back from the first half of our move, everything was complete. We noticed some places that needed paint touch up after we moved in and he was willing to send his team back to do the minor work. They even painted a few baseboards that weren't in the scope without extra charge. Everything looks great, and we're planning to use
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for our Master bathroom renovation.
- Karlee B.

Remodeling Contractors in Starkville, MS

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AAA Electric

2830 County Rd 69
Carrollton

Action Dywall

912 Bratton St
Jackson

ADVANTAGE CABINET DOORS

715 Airport Rd
West Point

AGMYN'S General Maintenance

102 ruby dr
Gulfport

All the Way Around Contractor

PO Box 2956
Columbus

All-Pro Pressure Washing and Painting

10749 Highway 45 S.
Columbus

B&L Contruction

139 Seventh Ave
Carriere

Bright's Roofing And Home Repair

1155 Oakhurst Ave
Clarksdale

Cajun Home Improvement

10095 B Highway 43

Cantu Construction

115 Gamwyn Park Dr
Greenville

Carpediem Renovation

3748 Montrose Circle
Jackson

Carpenter General Services

2806 Arcadia St.
Vicksburg

Chase Remodeling Co

2721 Alcorn Dr
Vicksburg

Cherrystone Inc.

1200 Law Rd.

Chris Stacks Construction

194 CR 2296
Saltillo

Clark Howell Construction Co., Inc.

128 East Franklin Street
Carthage

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM MGMT

107 ECKFORD DR
Starkville

Creel Development Inc.

2783 Hwy 19 S
Meridian

Custom Home Construction

2229 W Reynolds St Apt 5
Pontotoc

D & M WOODWORKING

5224 COLEMAN RD
Liberty

D&S Painting And Construction

1096 Mcknight rd
Cleveland

DARRELL DANIELS TILE & CONSTR

2036 THRASHER CIR
Oxford

Distinctive Home Designs

14404 Harrison Drive
Byhalia

E & E GLASS & GENERAL SERVICES

103 RIVERDALE DR
Columbus

Easy Living Construction

70 Commercial Loop Way

ernie,s siding

30063 Rd 293

Estes Roofing & More

PO Box 127
Starkville

Fireplace Creations by BMC

2669 hwy 145 south

Germany Construction

119 Magnolia Acres
Natchz

Gibson & Gibson Construction

109 Cemetary St
Lexington

Guys Roofing Service

6123 E. Glenhomes Drive

Halpin's Flooring America

7740 Greenwell Springs Rd

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

Home Doctors

100 Foxgate Ave
Hattiesburg

Jarvis Foundation Repair

1543 County Road 73
Myrtle

JB's Services

440 West Harding Ave

Jeffers Remodeling

2208 Letitia Street
Vicksburg

k & k remodeling

1898 farrish gravel rd

lc construction

109 east 3rd st

Lockhart & Gray

128 Pinehill Dr
Hattiesburg

Mason's Home Improvements

577 Cr 821
Saltillo

McDaniel Roofing

750 A Highway 61 N
Vicksburg

Metro Demolition

9 Matthew St
Natchez

MODERN POOL & SPA INC

450 HIGHWAY 12 W
Starkville

Moody Construction

317 Co Rd 105
Oxford

Mr Fix-It Home Repairs

45 Bullock Loop
Hattiesburg

One Stop Handyman Services

87 Holleigh Dr
Louisville

Pettit Home Improvement

42 new hope rd. extended
Winona

Red Head Rehabs

12004 Hatteras St

Ridgeway Homes

832 ellisville blvd

Ross Home Improvement

PO Box 473
Grenada

Scott Moody Carpentry LLC

po box 551
Saltillo

SERVPRO

400 INDUSTRIAL PARK RD
Starkville

Southern Oaks Construction & Cabinetry

8199 Clearside Lane
Collinsville

tombigbee contractors

619 hwy 145n
Aberdeen

Triton Construction Company LLC

3072 County Road 41
Carrollton

TROPICAL POOLS

6414 U S Highway 98
Hattiesburg

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WEBCO Contractors and Mechanical

627 Highway 145 N
Aberdeen

Your Errand Service LLC

PO Box 1173
Iuka

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