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was wonderful. He was able to install a loft railing that other contractors had either passed on or priced out of the ballpark. The railing" was built by an artist and needed extra special care with the installation process.
was the right person for the job. He was courteous and professional and his workmanship was excellent. We would highly recommend him to anyone who needs custom work done.

-Michael V.

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"They showed up one time for an estimate to seal the garage and seal a piece of rotten wood by the garage area as well. They never contacted me back after the estimate" to let me know when they could do the work. I never ended up having the deal honored. The technician seemed trustworthy while he was out. It did take a while to get in touch with them initially and scheduled out. They were pretty booked up. I am not sure I just was forgotten about and would like to know what happened.

-Yolanda A.

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This homeowner called on some carpenters to add a second story and roof to his house. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Adam D. of Kensington, Md.)

Unfinished carpentry

Unfinished carpenters can build wood forms for pouring concrete and complete wood framing projects to establish the shape and maximize the stability of various types of structures.

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Putting the finishing touches on a remodeled room can be a challenge, but with a bit of practice and patience, your crown molding will look like a master carpenter put it up.

There are lots of occurrences that result in dry rot, though most have to do with proper water management in the home, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Donna B. of Portland, Oregon)
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You need a general contractor - prefereably one who specializes in additions, because you have excavation, waterproofing, concrete, concrete cutting, carpentry, door and window, etc trades to coordinate.

The cost will depend a great deal on your topography around the house - if the base of the window will be above ground level at least 6 inches, then could run about $500 for a legal egress window purchase and about $1000-2000 for installation, depending on how deep into the concrete you have to cut.

If the bottom of the window will be below ground level, then to call it a bedroom (which mandates legal sized second egress and usauully at least one window)  then you will have two choices - bring it out into a solid watertight concrete storm cellar with collar to keep water out, stairs, and and weather and bug-tight cellar door that is inward-opening, which means a lot of space for stairs and landings top and bottom, or bring it out into an oversized window well at least 36 inches in diameter, and with steps to ground level, with adequate drainage and waterproofing to keep it dry. Either way, sometimes about as easy to put in an outside door as a window, and might raise property value more. Cost from $2-5,000 depending on how deep into concrete wall you have to dig, whether concrete wsall needs reinforcing with steel frame because of the depth of cut, how easy the digging is, and what your water conditions are near the foundation. The last thing you want to do is create an easy water or vermin ingress with your egress.

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Dictated by Federal LAW , you will need a Licensed and EPA Certified HVAC Contractor

to make such repairs . In fact , by law , ONLY A licenesed HVAC contractor can buy or install

said eguipment , NOT A handyman nor general contractor !

 

YES , You should have an A.C. sleeve surrounding the through the wall unit . These sleeves will usually accompany NEW products , either as a package or an add on equipment purchase.

 

Contact a Licenesed PROFFESSIONAL at once !

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     It depends on what type of ramp you need. If it is built out of wood you could look for a carpenter or a deck company. If you are looking for a concrete ramp a mason would be what you are looking for. There are also metal ramps and I believe some medical supply companies may carry them or be able to steer you in the right direction. As for insurance coverage I am not sure. You may have coverage and would be best talking to your agent. Depending on why you need this ramp there may even be programs through your local government or even some of the local charities might help. It might be a project a local Scout Troop might help out on.

 

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Contracting reviews in Buffalo

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They have a very highly developed process in terms of design, scheduling, etc. They stick to their timeline and have a great design team. They make several site visits and meet with the client several times before they start. They're very punctual, considerate, and communicative. They do wonderful, creative work!
- Kaia C.
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Very pleased with work and workman ship. The two man crew was professional, on time, and neat. I thought they explained what the were doing and I was satisfied at the end of the job.
- Carl C.
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The job was completed in about 7 days. We had some rain and few other weather issues so we were delayed, which was beyond anyone's control.
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and his crew did a great job and we are very happy with the work. The materials were great and so far we are pleased with the results almost 6 months later. We plan to paint everything this spring to match the color scheme of the original deck. Our needs were fairly
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compared to some of the detailed work he has done for other clients. We plan to use
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for any future carpentry work that we need completed.
- Jim S.
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Integrity. This is a word one rarely uses when talking about the construction business, but it is the first word that comes to mind when I think of my experience with Pat
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, the owner of
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. During my renovation project, Pat demonstrated his integrity in three key areas:

Quality - It is clear that Pat and his crew enjoy their work and take pride in a job well done. At no point did I feel they were cutting corners to save money or time. On the contrary, Pat and his crew would spend extra time to make sure the work was perfect. For example, they spent a full day straightening out the back wall of a closet because the wall (built in 1800) was so uneven and out of plumb. I know a number of contractors who would have done a "good" job and gotten the wall 80% corrected (it was, after all, the back wall of a closet), but not Pat. He put the same effort and care into my house as he would have for his own home.
Price - While the price that Pat quoted me for the job was not the lowest of the bids I received, I had the sense that it was the most realistic and fair. Most contractors insist on providing all construction items (e.g., plumbing fixtures such as bathtubs and toilets, electrical fixtures, windows, etc.) in order to get their 10% markup, but when I asked Pat if I could purchase these myself to save some money, he was fine with that. In fact, when one of the toilets I supplied turned out to have the wrong dimensions, Pat offered to buy the toilet from me - and insisted on paying me $100 more than the purchase price to compensate me for having to look for a new one.
Schedule - When Pat started the project, he knew that my wife and I needed to move in four months later. Despite the fact that the HVAC subcontractor (whom I had hired directly) didn't finish his work until three weeks after his promised completion date (thereby throwing the project schedule into chaos), Pat never forgot the move-in date or his promise to finish the job before then. I recall a conversation I had with Pat about whether or not he would be able to finish on time, and he replied "I come from the Old Country (
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), and my grandfather and father taught me that when you promise to do something, you move heaven and earth to make sure it is done. If that means paying my crew to work longer hours or come in on weekends, I will do that to honor my promise to you." Despite a frantic final three weeks, the house was ready for us when we arrived on the move-in day.
While Pat is not a
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(despite the impression I may have given above), he is the most honest person I have met in the construction business - and as the son of an architect I have met quite a few. I recommend Pat and his company
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without reservation.
- Kimball H.
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Didn't go well. If your preference is to work with someone who doesn't follow through with what he says,
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and
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is your team. don't waste your time calling or emailing.
- David S.
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It was pretty fair. They were at my home for 2 days. They were looking at fascia and soffit boards. They sent 2 techs to take care of the problem. The final result turned out fine. I had them back out to paint the exterior of the house, and replace the siding on the chimney too.
- Philip K.
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He arrived on time with his partner. They explained what they were going to do. I left them alone and heard some weird noises then after several hours he told be he had finished. It looked great!
Thank you.
- Ben B.
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Great. I was a little skeptical at first because
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's estimate for a job was much lower than the other 2 quotes we had received. I'm glad we took a
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on him. He is a good
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-of-all trades and I have hired him personally for stucco, drywall and interior painting as well as door and trim installation and window framing. Since then I have recommended him to 4 other people who have used him for various services such as exterior painting, TV mounting, flat roof coating and general clean up and handyman services. He shows up when he says he will and is honest and fair.
- Lynn W.

All General Contractors in Buffalo, NY

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A & W General Contractors

82 east cavalier drive
Buffalo

A to Z Home Restoration, Inc

22 Oakland Pl
Buffalo

A+ Contractors of WNY LLC

3840 E ROBINSON RD
Buffalo

ADVANTAGE WOODSHOP

45 BOXWOOD LN
Cheektowaga

AFTERMATH RESTORATION INC

325 S Cascade Dr
Springville

All Pro Gutters, LLC

2565 Wheeless Road

American Fence Co

21 Peuquet Pkwy
Tonawanda

ATLANTIC GARAGES

1504 Bailey Ave.
Buffalo

Basement Builders of NY

1163 Pittsford Victor Rd.
Pittsford

Bellomo Inc.

Amherst

Benny Building Contractors

486 Union Rd
Buffalo

Besroi Construction Corp

5434 Genesee St
Bowmansville

Braendel Painting & Services Inc

2234 Niagara Falls Blvd
Tonawanda

Buffalo City Living, LLC

71 North Park Ave
Buffalo

burns carpentry

12 van wyck st

Bynum Brothers Home Improvement

324 Glenwood Ave
Buffalo

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Call Associates Inc

567 Exchange St Ste 201
Buffalo

CIPOLLA CONSTRUCTION CO INC

P.O.Box 1065
Niagara Falls

CJ Aaron Remodeling Inc

642 Aurora St
Lancaster

Cozy Homes Construction Inc

14 Randolph St
Lancaster

Craig Hanes Inc

2742 Driftwood Dr
Niagara Falls

Custom Builders

5190 Bayview Rd
Hamburg

Custom Painting By Richardson

78 Elmwood Park E
Tonawanda

DH Home Improvement LLC.

2433 Langford Rd
North Collins

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DJF Construction Inc.

4221 Sprague Ave.
Hamburg

DMB Construction & Maintenance

345 Pilgrim Rd
Tonawanda

Eastwood Construction Corp

13770 Trevett Rd
Concord

ELITE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

PO BOX 862
Orchard Park

Empire Restoration

47 weiss st
Buffalo

Everything Outdoors

6378 Olean Rd
South Wales

FEDESON & SON CONSTRUCTION

400 Old Falls Blvd
North Tonawanda

Five Star Improvements

919 Winton Rd S
Rochester

Frayne Brothers Inc

10 Wainwright Ct
Williamsville

Friendship Remodeling

6029 Ridge Rd
Lockport

Great Lakes Hardwood

100 17th Avenue
North Tonawanda

GREGG BOBERG CONSTRUCTION

9906 BURNS HILL RD
West Valley

Guy Contracting, Inc.

953 Woodstock Ave
Tonawanda

Handyman Extraordinaire

7260 Wilrose Ct
North Tonawanda

Handyman Hotline

126 Breckenridge st
Buffalo

Hellenic Home Improvements

Westside Dr
Rochester

Hibbard Home Improvement

11 Foxcroft Lane
Buffalo

House Crafters

4063 Union Rd
Buffalo

Image Interiors

25 Pacecrest Ct
Buffalo

INVESTOR'S SERVICE COMPANY LLC

4939 Lockport Rd
Niagara Falls

JNJ Carpentry LLC

5704 Pillsbury Ave S

Kamholz Enterprises L.L.C.

5641 Seneca Street
Buffalo

Kamholz Landscape Construction

5641 Seneca Street
Buffalo

Karls Handyman Services

99 Forbes Terrace
North Tonawanda

Keith's Residential Services

595 E Robinson St.
N. Tonawanda

KOEHLER CONSTRUCTION/SNOWPLOWING

39 HARTFORD RD
Buffalo

Lekanka Remodeling

162 Hawhtorne Ave.
Tonawanda

Len's family handyman service

15 Harvard Ct
Buffalo

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

MAZUR CONSTRUCTION

10025 KELLER RD
Clarence Center

McGreevy Construction

33 Livingston St
Buffalo

Memminger Contracting

2500 Commerce Parkway
Lancaster

Milton Bentley Inc

1717 11th Ave N

MJM Home Restorations

39 Fordham Drive
Buffalo

Old time Carpentry & Millwork LLC

6378 Center St
Lake View

Patrick Walker Construction LLC

7995 10th St. SE
Buffalo

Payne's A-Z

3815 county Rt #1
Campbell

PK'S PAINTING

440 Homestead dr
North Tonawanda

PROFESSIONAL LEE DONE INC

8606 CLARENCE CENTER RD
Clarence Center

R J R IMPROVEMENTS INC

5509 FOREST HILL RD
Lockport

Rainbow Roofing & Siding Co

PO Box 1235
North Tonawanda

Randy McWethy's HandyMan Services

4283 Greenfield Parkway
Blasdell

Rb enterprises

11 park place
East Aurora

Reiner Remodeling

81 Kurtz Ave
Lancaster

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION INC

41 RIVER OAKS DR
Grand Island

RJ Properties, Inc.

690 center rd
Buffalo

RJM Contracting

1604 East Delavan Rd.
Buffalo

Rutkowski Enterprises Inc

PO Box 532
Niagara Falls

SANBORN HOME IMPROVEMENT

3370 LOCKPORT RD
Sanborn

Sullivan Interior Finishing

83 Palmer Ave
Kenmore

Sunset Custom Homes Inc

3172 S Park Ave
Lackawanna

TANNER REMODELING

164 BUFFALO ST
Hamburg

The Kaz Companies Inc

150 N America Dr
West Seneca

Tom Hulton Construction

1582 Center St
East Aurora

Tom Thumb Painting

7510 Salt Rd
Clarence Center

Two Ells Enterprises

4520 w. overlook dr
Buffalo

VILLAGE HOME IMPROVEMENT

4108 DEAN ST
Blasdelle

Vincent's Handyman Service

Po BOX 506
Clarence Center

W.Rick Construction

85 Munson road
Groton

WARNING & ROBEL INC

115 BEHM RD
West Falls

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