"They were punctual during the bidding process and responsive, but gave me a bid that was 54% higher than the contractor I chose, who did a fantasic job. I feel I was taken advantage of as a consumer who wasn't familiar with the field or the costs ...more involved. When they didn't get the bid they called an inspector from the city to "pop in" during the date the other contractor was working. I thought that was very poor form. Good thing all my paperwork was in order. "
Rated Review by Louis L.
"The whole process was great. All the conversations and interactions were directed to my needs. Everyone recognized me as a customer and gave me personal attention rather than treating me as "a job".
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"The contractor took my deposit and had some of the building materials delivered. On
5th, he worked for part of the day and framed three walls and raised one of them. He was back the following Satudary (
13th) for about 20 minutes and did no work.
I made calls and sents emails and finally got an ...more email back on
23rd. He gave me a sob story about personal problems but said he would be out by the end of the week. A month later, he hadn't shown up. During that time I called and emailed, but got no response. The office number was never answered and had no voicemail. The cell number was eventually disconnected.
On August 21st I got an invoice from the lumber company
used for the materials that had been delivered. Apparently they had also been unsuccessful in contacting him or getting him to pay his bill.
I subsequently filed a report with the police department, even though I knew it was a civil matter and they likely couldn't do much. Fortunately, they gave me a new number which I called. No one answered, but I left a message. Later that night I got an email from
repeating his sob story and saying that his attorney had advised him not to complete any of his outstanding contracts. He promised if I was patient that I would be rewarded.
Things have gone from bad to worse because I have been notified by the lumber company that they are placing a
on my house because of
' unpaid bill. So, now I am getting attorney not only to deal with the
"I called about a new construction garage and was never contacted as they said I would be to get an estimate. After over a week of waiting, I called back again. The employee that was assigned to do our estimate knew that I hadn't been called back after my first attempt and did not apologize. He acted like it was my fault. We then set up an appointment ...more for the estimate which he called the day of to cancel because he was too busy. We rescheduled for a week out and he called an hour before the appointment to "verify" which he had never stated he would do. I was at work so I didn't answer, but my husband was home during the appointment time waiting for him. I called the employee back and he was extremely rude, kept saying it was my fault because he'd called, and stated that he didn't go because of it. I explained that I had never been informed that he would call to verify an hour before. He never asked about rescheduling, even though I had been very patient with their lack of customer service. After essentially being ignored, criticized, and becoming very irritated, I told him I was going to go with another company to which he simply stated "ok". In this business, I would think that you would be working to gain business. I shouldn't have to sell myself to you to pay you, it should be the other way around! "
was very very bad about returning calls and following up voicemails. We finally managed to secure their services for snow removal. But then we were contacted by the city to have our snow removal done, and we already had a contract with
to take care of this for us - since they were doing the adjacent ...more building as well. We had to call and remind them who we were and that we had contracted them to do our snow removal.
We assumed that they were getting the job done, and we would be billed a reasonable amount - since they were doing the adjacent building as well. This is a vacant building and we simply trusted them to get the job done and send us a bill.
We got no bills FOR MONTHS, then we got them all at the same time. Three days later they kept calling and asked why we were not paying their invoices. We are a business and only write checks once a week, but it was very difficult for me to get this fact across to them.
We sent payments for the three invoices that we received, only to get a fax with yet another invoice a few days later.
We sent a "your services are not longer required" letter with our last payment. "
"Still in progress. Contractor is great and his subcontractors also. I'm not into story at the present time as I have too much else to do.
My beef is with Angies List itself. I have made repeated requests for various services and have gotten NOTHING but requests for information on services i have used. So I surely would NOT recommend ...more Angies list to anyone in the Lincoln area.
"This company was referred to me by the interior designer with whom I was working. This is a father and son construction company, and I could not have been more pleased with their customer service, responsiveness, and cleanliness. The work they performed
consisted of removing old flooring and padding, removing and replacing as necessary baseboards ...more and taking down closet doors in preparation for new hardwood floor installation and painting. I also had
replace all the interior door hardware, trim on all the canned lights, and lower the microwave oven and make two new cabinet doors above it to match the existing ones. After the hardwood floors were installed they cut the closet doors so that they could fit properly since the floor height had been slightly raised
due to the addition of a subfloor. All of the work they performed was of good quality. "
, the front man for Third
Generation Builder, is by far one of Lincoln's most inexperienced
From day one, the process was a headache.
She relies mostly on contractors, who do sub-par work and as a result you are
left with a house that may appear to be nice and well put together, but ...more in
actuality very poorly constructed.
From the first day, after moving in, I began
to notice even the simplest things installed incorrectly and just pain sloppy.
Towel racks mounted to the wall using
toggle bolts were installed
backwards so that when the screws were tightened, the toggle mechanism
collapsed. Nearly every screw that was used to hang toilet paper holders,
electrical receptacles and door hinges was stripped out, making the tightening
or removal for replacement a bigger hassle than what it should have
been. Electrical receptacles were loose within the box, due to the fact that
the box was recessed further than it should have been, thus requiring the use
of spacers between the box and the receptacle. There was HVAC ducting in
the wall that had become separated. In addition to the duck work
that had become separated, there was a fair amount of trash
within the ducting. After reaching my hand down one of the openings and
finding several items that should not have been there, I decided
to push a shop-vac hose down into the ducting and was upset to find
pop cans, nails, razor blades and a larger amount of general construction
debris then one would expect to find in the duct work for a new
construction build. The master closet shelving looked as if boards were cut
over some body’s knees resulting in extremely crooked cuts. The sump pit
located down stairs was left in a way that there was no way of accessing
it. It required the removal of the back wall of an adjacent closet to
allow for the installation of a sump pump.
These are just some of the major things, but
there was also a bunch of other miscellaneous things. When problems were
pointed out, she made every effort to pass the blame and make up excuses as to
why it was happening. If an attempt to fix the problem is made, it
was usually just enough to
the problem to get past the year warranty. Then
she’ll tell you that you are past the year warranty and there is nothing more
that she can do. All this simply equates into poor craftsmanship and results in
an unhappy buyer.
The bottom line is
save yourself the regret… don't USE HER!! "