-Find top-rated Service Providers
Find top-rated Service Providers

Find Top-Rated Cazenovia Remodeling Contractors

Angie's List helps you hire the best - and avoid the rest!

Remodeling Contractors to Avoid


Top Rated Remodeling Contractors


Prevent buyer's remorse with us

  • Over 3 million people trust Angie's List to help make the right choice
  • Be informed to avoid costly mistakes
  • Shop with us to ensure a fair price
  • Our complaint resolution team will help if a project goes bad
+See Verified Local Reviews
See Verified Local Reviews

Over 1,459 reviews for
Cazenovia Remodeling Contractors from people just like you.

"On January 2, 2015 we signed a contract with to build an in-law apartment, deck and put siding on our home. He told us it would take 2.5" - 3 months to complete. It is November 16, 2015 and the work is still not done. In fact, he abandoned the job on 10/26/15. The contractor we had to hire to finish the job said that butchered our house. Not only do we have to pay to finish the job and correct mistakes, but he also walked off with the 4800 we gave him as partial payment for the deck we decided to have him make larger than originally planned. I contacted the state after he stopped returning my calls and found out his license has been suspended so he won't be finishing our job no matter what. Apparently he did this to someone else and he was supposed to pay back the guaranty fund, but he stopped making payments so they suspended his license. I really thought I did my homework before hiring . He was recommended to us by an electrician we use that has worked with him. I called the references gave me. I checked the CT licensing website and made sure he was licensed and asked him for a photocopy of his insurance. The only thing I could not find was online reviews. It seemed odd to me in this day and age. I hope that this review will spare someone the heartache we have had. What makes me really sad is is very personable and seemed like a nice guy. I just can't believe this happened to us.

-Laura R.

"WOW & Company Inc has surpassed our expectations regarding integrity, service and customer experience. Five years ago " installed hardwood floors within my home, the price was the best and the flooring was exceptional. My wife and I were extremely happy with their service. Most recently, we noticed there were defects showing in the floor, and we asked to come out to the house to see if there was something we could do to fix the problem….With that said, advised us that there were a defect in the wood and this problem should have never occurred. went into action immediately, sending out his crew to further inspect. The outcome was that replaced all of the flooring at no cost. This happened over a period of 3 weeks. If you are looking for a great product with outstanding customer service that will over deliver in everything they do … flooring is the place to shop. Previously, we referred to my family and friends and today I am referring service to the entire state of Florida how about the entire WORLD! Thank you

-Donaldson W.

+Join 2 Million People on Angie's List
Shop, Schedule, and Save on Services

Over 2 million people trust Angie's List.

  • Your Membership Includes:
  • Instant access to top rated businesses covering 700+ services
  • Our Complaint Resolution Team to help when a project goes bad
  • On-the-go access to our iPhone, Android, & iPad apps
Find top-rated Service Providers
See Verified Local Reviews
Join 2 Million People on Angie's List

Local Articles in Cazenovia

tipping a service provider

Should I Tip My Service Provider?

Dear Angie: What is the procedure for tipping a repair person? If you tip them, how much? – Valerie H., Detroit

Home and Garden Shows

If you own a home and have never been to a Home and Garden Show, this is a great opportunity to see what you’ve been missing. Angie’s List experts attend hundreds of shows around the U.S. to help homeowners like you connect with local professionals whose business is to make your home improvement dreams into realities. Check out our tour dates below and put us on your calendar. Make sure to stop by and see us at the show to take advantage of the lowest membership price Angie’s List has to offer, or just say hello and pick up some free literature and other fun goodies!

basement kitchen remodel with stove and subway tile for family
Remodeling - General, Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom

Unless you’re in the process of building your dream home, most likely you have a project “to-do” list posted somewhere in your house.

A large crack appears along a brick wall. (Photo by Photo courtesy of iStock)

The effects of winter can be harsh on your home's exterior. One highly rated provider shares three home repairs to look for when winter gives way to spring.

washer and dryer laundry room storage renovations
Remodeling - General, Remodeling - Basements

These problems can snag and unravel your laundry room renovation like an old sweater in the washing machine.

handicap accessible ramp
Remodeling - General, Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom, Home Healthcare - Medical Equipment & Services, Home Healthcare - Disability Equipment & Services, Home Healthcare - Independent Living

If you need to remodel your home for accessibility, follow this advice from financial and tax pros to get the most return on your investment.

Inspiration & Ideas

remodeled bathroom with new tiles
energy efficient wood shutters
quartz countertops
granite countertop and backsplash
bathroom remodel with granite countertop and backsplash
kitchen remodel

Angie's Answers

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!

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". 

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.

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 Cazenovia


I called about the job, he asked me to email his assistant as he was at a job site when I called. His assistant was quick to respond to my email and got me set up with an appointment. She emailed again a couple of days before to check that the time was still good for me.
came to look at the problem, ...More we discussed solutions and a price. He was back within the week to complete the job which he did efficiently.
I would use his services again, he was prompt, efficient and very knowledgable of the best products and solutions for the situation.
- megan S.

Luxe Renovation Services is top notch. We hired them in October to remodel our master bathroom and the results were far then I expected. The tile work flowed beautifully and our new walk in glass shower is a show piece when you walk in. Just beautiful work and detail. We have heated floors now! Yeah! Luxe is a great compny hands ...More down and we would recommend them highly.
- James L.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! Very unprofessional. Set multiple appointments to meet at my home and did not show up. I tried calling 30 minutes after the scheduled appointment I called to find out the reason for the no show. The phone was answered and the person on the other end hung up. When I tried to call back, I was sent to voicemail. Never received ...More a phone call or message with any form of apology or explanation.
- Anna H.

Huge project would have needed a few more visits and I was very confused what was wrong with whole house and what I wanted to do. This is one of the two companies didn't run from the project or when I was discovering more things that the house needed to be healthy. I think we are all very busy and one piece of my house puzzle had struck a cord ...More with another contractor who also saw my confusion and being taken advantage of by previous non professionals as I know was noticing as well. I think life goes many directions and I would totally talk to them when and if I do another remodel as I feel they are just as qualified as the company that started to unravel my project.
- Julie K.

My husband and I love . He was by far the nicest, most agreeable and respectful contractor I have ever met.
Our 2nd floor full bathroom was in dire need of a major renovation. Tiles were broken on the floor..shower was endlessly in need
of grout scrubbing..needed a new cast iron tub... old 1970's ...More /pink and blue color palette along with an awful custom made plywood vanity and hardware.
did a complete gut job down to the studs. He arrived when he said he would. He answered every call and returned every call or text of which there were many. We felt totally at ease leaving by himself and to come and go as he needed to. If something wasn't to our liking, would address the problem and fix it. Actually one time he returned something for us for refund and we told him to keep the change. He declined but after repeated "no, keep it" he put the cash card in his pocket.
Later that night we found the cash card in a drawer of our new vanity (really, who does that?)
We had our setbacks (waiting for inspectors, sub-contractors, etc) but in the end we have a beautiful new bathroom and could not be happier with it or with !
- Lisa M. M.

They were punctual and professional and any thing that needed fixing, cleaning or to make better they tried their best. I had a couple of minor issues after they were done and they came and took care of it. Also they cleaned up before leaving for the day.
On the negative they took longer than planned cause the department handling the planning ...More of the job didn't take into account the scope of the job and that a larger crew would have been needed for the time frame given and also they were not familiar with the city's requirements for the inspection so those 2 things delayed the job. Overall they did a good job, checked the work before the final a few times and corrected anything that needed it
- Alina T.

I had a old shed that was in disrepair. I wanted a pub shed, its more than a regular shed. It has a refrigerator, cabinets , its insulated with a fireplace and electricity and with a sofa and a wide screen television. Its like a high end man cave- but above ground.The job came out great, I highly recommend him. did a great job, ...More he was extremely concerned at every step that I was satisfied with his work. This is a late posting because I thought I had posted this but , it did not post. he is honest and really works with you.
- Kevin M.

The contractor came to my home to give me an estimate on a roof replacement in Los , CA. Because of Title 24, the so-called "cool roof" ordinance, homes in LA now must comply by using cool roof shingles for complete roof replacements (http://ladbs.org/LADBSWeb/LADBS_Forms/PlanCheck/2014/GRN_CoolRoofOrd_183149.pdf). ...More Additionally, my roof does not currently have adequate ventilation. There are no soffit vents, only a couple gable vents, not enough to comply with LA code, requiring 1 sq ft of venting for every 150 sq ft of attic space. I've done my research.
I simply asked the contractor to give me an estimate on a roof replacement. In his assessment, he mentioned nothing about Title 24 or using a cool roof shingle. He wanted to use shingles that would not pass the Title 24 requirement. He made no mention about needing soffits or additional ventilation, saying that I only need 1 sq ft for ever 500 sq ft of attic space. This is not the proper code for LA.
He became visible irritated and flustered when I tried to tell him that Title 24 requires cool roof shingles and that I need more ventilation. Very unprofessional. He was aggressive in general and unable to communicate effectively.
Additionally, he quoted $12,500 for a complete roof replacement using a cool roof shingle. He did not give me a written document with the estimate, just a verbal quote, which is unprofessional. Also, this estimate is very high for the size of my house, which is 1395 sq feet.
Due to his lack of adequate knowledge of LA codes and general demeanor, I couldn't wait to get him off of my property. I'm not sure where is hiring their employees, but this was unfortunate. Customers want to ensure the quality of work is high, and that the person giving the estimate is prepared, punctual, knowledgeable, and professional.
Sadly, it is very difficult to find a good roofer during the busy season. Wish me luck!
- Stuart S.

Remodeling Contractors in Cazenovia, NY

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!


2519 10th Street

A & D Construction

9009 Brewerton Rd

Ackermann Electric LLC

2885 Erieville Road

Advanced Painting and Wallpapering

412 Darlington Rd

Affordable Painting and Repairs

109 Wilmore Pl

Affordable Solutions by Brian

PO Box 486


15 caswell st.

Alberts Heating & Air Conditioning

5093 Paddlewheel Ln

All American Quality Construction

8747 E Mudlake Road


New Woodstock

American Made Home Remodeling

4430 S Onondaga Rd

Antero Construction

1722 West Genesee St. Suite 4

AP Log Home Services LLC

506 seneca st

AR Property Solutions

4746 Rowe Road

Aries Construction, Inc.

8417 oswego rd., pmb 189

Artisan Renovations

6355 N Manlius Rd

Atlas Aluminum Co

6082 E Taft Rd

Aurora Stone

114 Marcy St.
East Syracuse

b and a renovation

146 S Fulton St

Bath Renew

920 Spencer St


4769 W LAKE RD

Best Tile - Syracuse

5891 Firestone Dr

Bianchi Agency Inc

2301 Milton Ave

Big Bee's Services

302 W Pleasant Ave

BMMB General Contracting

16 Bradford St



C and R Home Restoration

8613 Woodsboro Dr


La Fayette

Castle Property Services, Inc.

168 Roosevelt Road

Cedar Bay Construction Ltd

105 Pratt Ln

Charles Matthews General Contractor

8075 Princess Path

Chick, Dr. Jeffrey B.

6221 Route 31

CK Builders of CNY, Inc.

3809 Highland Ave

Clarity Construction

12147 State Route 38

Clear Water Pools

South Plymouth


520 Grant Ave

CNY Drywall

1318 Westcott St

CNY Home Improvements Inc

7793 Brewerton Rd

CNY Woodworks

105 N Willow St

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars

2405 Orchard Crest Blvd

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Comprehensive Mold Management LLC

291 Buell Rd

Correia'z Stair'z Rail'z

9 Cherry St

Country Builder

3550 Amber Rd.


305 Chestnut St
N Syracuse

Coyne Construction Services (CCS)

1616 Court Street

Crescenzo Contruction Inc.

208 Sheridan Road # 1

csm finishing

405 highland ave

D Johnson Construction LLC

5031 Health Camp Rd

Dannan Plumbing LLC

101 E Roswell Av

Dave's Hard Surface Restoration

Central Square
Central Square

DB Remodeling

680 County Route10

DH Ferrarone Company LLC

6039 Singletree Ln

DHI construction & building maint

1572 St Rt 11

DiMora Service and Supply Company

81 Willowbrook Dr

DNA Contracting


Don Sanborn -Building Contractor

7486 Lakeport Rd

Drulyk Construction, LLC

331 Leonard Street

Eagle Village Renovations

5073 N. Eagle Village Rd.

East Environmental Group, Inc.

134 East Brighton Ave



EJT Construction

7742 Lisa Lane

Empire State Painting & Contracting

953 Smith Ridge Rd

Energy Savers Inc

203 Bagg St
East Syracuse

Finger Lakes Forestry & Service

2597 Nunnery Road

Fleszar's Woodworking World

8343 Route 20

G&B Construction Inc

106 Albian Ave


8161 Sophia Dr

GrandView Home Enhancements

1771 Auburn Rd
Seneca Falls



Greer Construction, LLC

6296 rally days trail


385 stone street


510 North AVE

Hat Trick Construction

505 Craigie st.

Healthy Glass

2283 County Road 28

Impact Home Performance

1120 Westmoreland Ave

Its All Better

PO Box 844

Jim Ryder Construction

4241 Canoe Creek LN


PO Box 293

Joe Montana Drywall

East Syracuse

john c rainbow, inc

4971 syracuse rd

Kalex Energy, Co

6002 Trenton Rd

Kapp construction

65 W 4th St Apt 2

Kathy Kotz Home Builder Inc

PO Box 744

KJR Construction Services Corp

PO Box 344
Central Square

L Raymond Construction DBA

2207 Kamm rd


PO BOX 324

Lioto Enterprises LLC

PO Box 3832

Maple flats construction

8690 maple flats rd

Mcdonald Plumbing & Heating

448 S Edwards Ave

MEID Construction

1341 Middle Rd

Merrill construction

4098 Cedarvale Rd

Metro Structure Construction Co.

2550 Turnpike Road

Michael Osborn Construction

305 church st



Modern Build Construction

241 Quincy Pl

Muir Construction

Central Square

Mustang Construction Group

5510B Bennetts Corners Rd

N. P. Coppola

2224 Ridge Rd

Neirbo Construction

1429 County Route 38

New York Sash

349 Oriskany Blvd

North Eastern Enterprises

44 cayuga st

OBrien Home Remodeling Services

8025 Bamm Hollow Rd

Parla Construction

1923 State Route 48

Patrick's Painting Service

6456 East Taft Road
East Syracuse

Phillips Home Solutions

500 New Karner Rd

Pidgeon Roofing & Renovations

35 Aurelius Ave

Pioneer Masonry


pipeworks plumbing

1412 North Lake st.

Pitcher Hill Construction

104 Sheatree Lane

PJA Home Improvements

213 Seventh Street

Practical Properties LLC

8955 Rte 92



Precision Woods Inc

131 W Seneca St # 221

Procopio General Contracting

4946 Astilbe Path

Quality Mechanical Services

213 Grand Ave

R & B Innovative Construction

PO Box 393

R.O. Builders

21 Legacy Drive

Red Head Rehabs

1541 N Laurel Avenue



Reliable Claims Adjusting

9953 Stockbridge Drive

Rodriguez Painting

All Locations

Salisbury Construction Services LLC

320 Westholm Blvd

Salt City Remodeling

66 North St

Sarahdan Construction Co.

1951 Stanley Rd

Scott Sweeney Contracting

3538 E Genesee Street Rd

Seth Paints

616 S Beech St

Sherry's Home Improvement's

16479 west lake rd



Shuba 2 Construction LLC

31 Aspen Cove Lane

SnS Remodeling LLC

5839 Bowman Rd.
East Syracuse


203 Windsor Drive

Stairs Home Improvements,Inc.

7676 Linnie Ln.
North Syracuse

Superior Property Management

404 N Midler Ave

Syracuse Tiny Houses

1850 Lemoyne Ave

T.C.P. Contracting LLC.

2357 ashburn dr

T.M. Industries

po box 314
East Syracuse

Ted Amidon Construction

5860 Sugarbush Dr

Terpening Woodworking

263 County Route 36



The Home Depot

1634 Clark St Rd

Trade Masters Enterprises Inc.

822 Milton Ave


7485 NEW ROUTE 31

TWG Enterprises, Inc.


Up State NY Handyman

8848 Oswego Rd

V.C. Associates

p.o. box 978

Vent and Cover

306-7337 137 st

Vic Peters Construction

PO Box 67

VP Renovations

2085 Milton Ave


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Webb The Professionals

437 Washington Ave

Wet Paint Company

19 East Cayuga St.

Wilcox Basement Systems Inc

10327 Coombs Rd
Holland Patent

Woodman Contracting

1301 Powers Rd.

Join Angie's List to get the best local reviews in Cazenovia.

What Does My Membership Include?
  • Instant access to reviews for 700+ services
  • Exclusive service discounts - up to 70 percent off!
  • Top-notch support from our live call center
How does Angie's List work?
1. Say you need a Remodeling Contractor
2. Angie's List has tons of detailed, local reviews.
3. Find a winner, and book them.
4. Angie's List is there to resolve any issues.
Good Morning America
Fox News
USA Today
The Wall Street Journal
MSN money