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"Great Experience! Met with
at their studio.
explained what he thought needed to be done" to fix the lack of seat cushioning and walked us through the different upholstery fabric options. He gave us a date he could start the project and how long it would take. He walked us through his price quote for the work which we thought was very fair and affordable. He started on the date promised and actually was able to returned the chair seats ahead of the promised completion date. Quality workmanship both reupholstering and fixing the uncomfortable seats. We couldn't be more satisfied. We will certainly use

-Frederick S.

"I am extremely happy that I discovered
on Angie's List.
delivered my wingback chairs today 7/29/15. I can't" stop looking at them. They are beautiful.
is amazing. He is patient and professional. I have a huge 3 piece sectional that he will tackle next. I am confident that it too will be beautiful. I highly recommend
. I was extremely pleased with the communication from start to finish. I am grateful to know that I can have items updated by
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-Delisa F.

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Angie's Answers

I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had

I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.

I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.

That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.


You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.




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!

Upholstery reviews in Otego


Spoke with the man who would give me a bid. He asked questions about the chairs & if I was on Angie’s List (get a discount) and asked me to send pictures. I did and then waited about a week before calling again. This time a lady answered and transferred me back to the same man. He asked the same questions and could I send pictures. Again I sent the pictures for an estimate and asked if he picked up & how much. He responded one price for
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& another for C*** Rapids, then I didn’t hear anything again.
- Katherine G.

I couldn't be more thrilled. My mother;s 1960's chairs were so worn that I thought they were beyond repair. I held on to them for sentimental reasons (and the quality of the frame was so good). I joined Angie's list specifically to look for a good upholsterer and chose
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because of their great reviews. The chairs arrived today and look incredible.... and I don't remember them ever being so comfortable. I'm disabled so I couldn't drop off the chairs and was grateful that
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picked up and delivered for a nominal fee (the total cost includes the cost of delivery). I would definitely recommend
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to anyone looking for this kind of service and hope to do more business with them in the future.
- Katherine C.

He came on time with lots of sample fabrics to choose from. The work was done on time. The chair looks beautiful. The workmanship was great. The only negative is that the cushion is so hard. I didn't know or think to ask about filling. So I definitely recommend them but ask about different fillings. He said I have medium and it is rock hard.
- Leslie O.

Very professional, friendly and helpful. Most importantly, they were able to complete our project on short notice and exactly on time as they promised.

The whole experience was exceptional. They came to the house to provide an estimate and we placed a downpayment. We then went to the showroom in
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to select the fabric. They were very helpful in explaining all of the features of the fabric, wearability and cleaning. We picked the fabric we wanted and took the books home to make sure they looked good in the room with the natural light. This resulted in us changing our minds, so I highly recommend you take them up on the offer to take the fabric books home. One of our choices was backordered so we had a delay of several weeks, but we were not in any hurry so it wasn't a problem. When it arrived, they arranged for a moving company who they contract with to contact us about a pick up time. This was a seamless process and they were punctual, polite, and careful. About 2 weeks later, the job was done and they sent us pictures of the finished product while were on vacation. They arranged for delivery and we were absolutely delighted with their work. The furniture looks and feels brand new. We will definitely be using
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in the future!
- John C.

I am over the moon pleased with the final product.
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did such an exquisite job. My job was difficult because my fabric had been discontinued. I only had two 4x6 samples of it left. Amazingly, he was able to fix the fabric on the cushion, zipper, and the interior stuffing with extra fabric left over. His work is really something to admire. I also really liked his flexibility and his ability to come to my house to do the work. Now, because my job was so time intensive, he took my cushion back to his shop then delivered it when it was done. I will definitely be using him again. Thanks!
- Michelle H.

I contacted him on June 17th and he wrote me an email to check my schedule. I picked out three dates, and he wrote me back saying he couldn't do them, because he was taking care of flood victims. He sent an email with 3 other dates that work.

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16th, he wrote me and said that he broke his tooth, and his dentist couldn't see him until the next morning. He said he would come on the 17th at noon. He didn't show. I told him I was getting frustrated, and he said he could come on the
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22nd. He said he would come at noon. He emailed me on the
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21st, and said that he went to the doctor, and they said that he had vertigo and he needed to get his medicine changed. He told me he would come on Friday
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24th between 12 and 1pm and asked for my phone number.

I gave it to him. He called me on my house phone to say that he would now come on Friday
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24th at 10:30. He actually arrive closer to noon. They came and did a very good job. They cleaned up everything and wiped up the floor. I have no mess. I think what happened, is he over booked himself. It’s just him and his wife that run the business. He did a great job. He even threw in sanitizing of the sofa and the chair for my wait.
- Kathleen Z.

Very professional - great service - very helpful
Gave great recommendations on coordinating colors and designs.
- Daniel M.

Upholsterers in Otego, NY

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

Bay Decorators

2618 Avenue U


40 Chestnut St

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

J&N Upholstery & Repair Co.

700 North Main Street

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Sew What!?

618 Milltown Rd

Wise Furniture Manufacturing

311 Garfield Street
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