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"The responsiveness to warranty work was pitiful, the builder tries to get all of his subcontractors in on the same day to fix your issues, this can be overwhelming" as you cannot oversee a half dozen workers and make sure they are doing quality work. Once they 'fix' an issue, even if it is not good - they will not respond to further calls to fix that item again. I called dozens of times about numerous issues - some they finally fixed, others I was told would not be worked on further because of builders code. This company is horrible, I had to use my own money to fix these issues that were there from day one of ownership...unfortunately because he is a large volume home builder, one person will not affect him -- and he lets you know that! Do the research, find a builder who puts everything in writing - writing that you agree to, there are enough builders in the Omaha metro area that will do this for you. Lastly, do not be afraid to call out them or their subcontractors when something doesn't look right, many people listen to their construction people, when they should be hiring their own private inspector, who can take it to the builder. If you build with this company -- Hire a private inspector that has no affiliation with this
/Woodland/PineCrest or Richland Homes!!

-Bruce S.

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"we needed the shed to match the house and
made that happen they came looked at the house and matched it perfectly. I felt that the shed was" better built then the competition. the competition seemed very over priced by a 1000 or more. and for that your got less then you could get from
. I had both companies look at the project and the lower bid was
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made sure I was happy with my shed if there was an issue with it they were quick to fix it. I would not hesitate to heir them again.

-Rodney M.

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Ballpark number - $30-50/SF for normal garage - in your area, considering need for perimeter foundation to get below frost depth, probably about $40/SF unfinished, $50 finished.

In your area, if you can afford it, I would talk to a Realtor friend (or the one who sold you the house) about how much value a garage would add, and the difference between one and two car - very few houses are built with one cars these days except on narrow city lots, so it might pay (if your budget can handle it) to make it a two-car while you are at it.

Also, a standard 1 car is about 12 x 20 feet - if you make it large enough for a full size pickup or SUV then about 12 x 24 or 12 x 26', which could improve resale value. The current trend is toward 8 to 8-1/2' ceilings and 7-1/2 to 8 foot high entry clearances also, rather than 7 to 7-1/2' ceiling and 6-1/2 foot beam clearance, to handle larger pickups and SUV's with racks.

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Definitely - if you are interested, there are good videos on how it works on This Old House and Hometime websites, and probably on Youtube too, or google  -  "epoxy floor covering"

It takes A LOT of careful prep and you have limited working time to handle it (it is a 2-component product like epoxy glues and fibreglass resin, so has vdery limited working time after you mix the two components), so unless you are quite experienced with fast-setting finishes I would NOT recommend you do it yourself - get it wrong and it is MUCH harder to remove than to put on. Also, it is important to sprinkle the non-slip material over it at the right time without stepping in it or getting any on flooring that is not yet covered with the epoxy.

Find a specialty contractor for garage floor sealing - normal painters and contractors may or may not know how to do it. Rough cost estimate, WITHOUT moving a lot of stuff in and out of the garage, $1.25-3.00/SF depending on how expensive a finish you get. Keep in mind you will have to move everything out of the garage for a few days to a week, or pay them to come twice (which I have seen done) - to do it by halves about a week apart, with you moving workbenches, tool chests, etc from one end of the garage to the other before they come back.

There are a lot of off-brand products out there - a lot of them are garbage, and some claiming to be epoxy are not even 2-component, so not true epoxy. I would stay with national industrial brand names like PPG, Rustoleum, Armorchip, AkzoNobel, Dulux, ISF - the ones made by consumer paint companies like Behr, Sherwin Williams, etc seem to have a lot of bad press about them.

One thing to consider, is if your slab was coated with a water repellent or sealer, that will probably have to be sandblasted or ground off before an epoxy can adhere properly - for about $0.50-1.00/SF more.

If you are not up to spending $1000 or so on protecting a floor you drive on, you can get Rustoleum Epoxy Shield Concrete Floor Paint for about $40/gallon that, as long as you degrease and scrub the floor well before hand, sticks quite well including over a normal concrete sealer. While the rustoleum stuff is actually an acrylic, not a true epoxy, it does good for the $. The competing latex concrete paints peel and lift off in no time - they are fine for coating a basement floor to reduce moisture passage before putting down flooring, but do not hold up to garage traffic.

I redo the central driven-on half of mine for about $45 in degreaser and paint about every 10 years and while it does not look like a showroom floor after the first few weeks, it does the job of being easy to clean and repels most vehicle stains (except gasoline, paint solvents like laquer thinner or acetone, or automotive spray solvents like brake or carb cleaner, which will all soften and bubble it). It also is not anywhere as slippery as an epoxy finish. You do have to let it dry a full week to avoid peeling from tires sitting on it.

As a condo owner I presume you have checked with the condo manager - most condos have rules about types of finishes that can be used, and in some cases even colors.

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That is a pretty old and small house to be putting much money into.

My recommendation would be to do no more than box in the carport as a garage, if you have use for that.

Adding a bathroom and laundry room to a garage generally means a new foundation for them, so significant cost for the small added space you are getting. Generally, one would recommend an addition rather than putting those in a garage. However, for this old a house an addition could be equal to the value of the house.

My recommendation - talk to the Realtor you bought it from, or a Realtor friend, about what certain improvements could do to the value of the house. I fear you will find that anything other than a teardown might not add to value at all, because any significant addition to that old a house, and that size if typical of the neighborhood, would make it an oddball house for the area and reduce rather than enchance saleability.

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Garage Building reviews in Poughkeepsie

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Provider arrived on time, and was completed on schedule. Shed is as expected, or perhaps a little better. Very happy with their service.
- Mitch T.
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The details of our experience follows. What needs to be said first of all is that there are some disputed items here between us and the contractor. When the work was finished we did not have what we asked for (usable storage space in the attic above the garage) and some of the work he did accomplish was flawed (drywall was not properly finished) and he never responded to correct the issues.
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asserts that he made it clear to us that it would not be possible to provide attic space. This dispute took us to arbitration with the state Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations (OCABR). After more than a year of arbitration it was determined that
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would prevail on the issue of the attic space (mainly because no one but us was ever aware of the conversation), but would be responsible for paying $575 (Half of the arbitration costs and $500 for poor quality finish of the drywall). His attorney was given a date of 8/13/2015 to pay this award. It is now 8/25/2015 and we have heard nothing from
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or his attorney. During the construction process, there were several occasions that my wife and I had to step in and point out areas that were not being accomplished in accordance with his own plans. The foundation was nearly poured with the opening for the garage door in the wrong place. If my wife hadn't sent me pictures at work just before they poured it,
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would have had a great deal of additional work to account for. While framing the exterior wall, my wife noticed that he had put the window in the wrong place. He gladly moved it (twice). When the issue of the storage space came up,
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immediately called his attorney without attempting to work with us to correct the issue. We offered several times prior to arbitration to work with him on correcting the "oversight", offering to split the costs with him at one point. The above should be clear regarding the quality of his work and his responsiveness and professionalism. We have since modified the garage to accommodate the attic space we had asked for. This required $1700 additional and two steel beams with supporting posts that we had not planned to have in our garage. Had the work been done as we expected there would have been no need for these extra intrusive items in the garage. Needless to say, we are not very happy with the work of this contractor.
- David J.
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Showed up on time, installed fixture and repaired wall outlets. Cleaned up the work. Very professional and friendly. Highly recommended.
- carter E.
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and his team were fantastic to work with. They helped us design the project and then did the work from beginning to end. They specialize in making homes accessible and that is exactly what we needed. They brought their expertise to the project and we were thrilled.


- Janice S.
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He showed up on time to look at the job. He gave us a quick quote and was able to do the job the next week. Great to work with. Will use them again.
- Kathleen P.
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were very professional and patient with my constant changes to the plans. They were extremely helpful with aiding me with design options and ways to get the most out of the square footage that I had. I will say that everything went as planned and they came in on the budget that I had set. I would most definitely go to them for any further construction needs that I may have or that my daughter may have. Overall, wonderful experience.
- Suzanne F.
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and the men who work with him are friendly, knowledgeable, hardworking, and cleaned up completely after completing their work. They worked long hours to finish the job.
- Kristin C.
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I sent an e-mail to
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and deck to request a bid for a 'non-urgent' deck addition and installation of a man door from our garage. Ginna responded to most of my e-mails within 2-3 days. She was accommodating with scheduling.
My Issue with this company: They were a NO SHOW to an appointment I confirmed with the Company the night before. Very disappointing!
- Candi C.

Garage Builders in Poughkeepsie, NY

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A New Beginning Construction

PO Box 782
Pleasant Valley

A. Salerno Contracting Corp.

P.O. BOX 526
Rhinebeck

Al Schwegler Construction

P.O Box 31
Bloomington

Always There Home and Office Repair

44 Morehouse Ln
Red Hook

Ameri Tech Concepts

Wappingers Falls

Ames Construction

89 Cardinal Rd
Hyde Park

Apex Building Company

1049 Columbia St.
Kingston

Aseproc Constructions

218 Osborne Hill rd
Fishkill

Authentic Design LLC

861 Bordens Cir
Wallkill

Benjamin Custom Modular Homes Inc

3156 Route 9W
Saugerties

Berrian Construction L.L.C.

P.O. Box 29
Hyde Park

Bob Emig Construction Corp.

109 Harrigan Road
Hopewell Junction

BOVEE CONSTRUCTION

6 Dill Ln
Poughkeepsie

Brian Hommel Home Improvement

749 Kings Hwy
Saugerties

Builtwell Builders, Inc

42 West Kerley Corners Rd
Red Hook

Burger Contracting

658 Traver Rd
Pleasant Valley

By The Book Construction

PO Box 126
Stormville

C.R.Lambert Construction

40 South dr.
Hyde Park

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Campbell General Carpentry, Inc.

69 S Partition St
Saugerties

Carlotti Concepts Construction

2 sawmill rd
Saugerties

Charles Licare

120 Avondale Dr

Clark Construction

P.O. Box 522
New Paltz

Classic Construction

71 Helen Dr
Wappingers Falls

CLD Custom Carpenty

48 college lane
Millbrook

Climb Free Building Services

44 North Chestnut Street
New Paltz

Complete Home Revival

22 Old sawkill Rd.
Kingston

Cornerstone Carpentry

31 Parkwood Blvd.
Poughkeepsie

Country Construction

220 Old Ketchamtown Rd
Wappingers Falls

Creative Construction

32 Canimi Way
Kinston

Creative Construction DCR, Inc.

3 Cusa Drive
Highland

Curtis Construction and Remodeling

175 Ruskey Ln
Hyde Park

D DEVITO CONSTRUCTION

90 ORCHARD DR
Poughquag

D F CRAFT CONSTRUCTION

PO Box 509
Rhinebeck

D.E.B. Carpentry Inc.

105 Titusville Rd
Poughkeepsie

Dahowski Construction Inc

9 Phillips Dr
Hyde Park

Danconia Interiors

1150 Ave of the Americas
New York

DBS Remodel Inc

488 Freedom Plains Rd
Poughkeepsie

Dicob Industries

Hopewell Junction

DLS Construction

262 Main Street
Beacon

Down to Earth Property Maintenance

32 Vannostrand Rd
New Paltz

DU PUT CONSTRUCTION CO

22 RUSSELL RD
Wappingers Falls

DUTCHESS BUILDERS & Renovators

Stringham Rd.
Lagrangeville

EJT Contracting

Saugerties

EMJ Construction

20 Fairview Ave
High Falls

Finnish Solutions Contracting

15 Mohican Rd
Newburgh

FISHKILL ROOFING & SIDING CO

40 LAKE RD
Fishkill

Fix It For Less

136 River Rd
New Paltz

Fresh air Furnishings and Design Center

206 Saratoga Lane
Fishkill

Friedle Construction, Inc.

1621 OLD FORD RD
New Paltz

Gene Lazaroff & Son

74 Bellevue Rd
Highland

GHS Construction

696 Berme Road
High Falls

Giorgio's Home Improvements

155 Miller Rd.
Hopewell Junction

GMP Contractor

76 Sheldon Rd
Wingdale

Grange const.

40 rt 216

Handyman Services

19 Arbor Hill Drive
Pleasant Valley

Harold's Enterprises

4300 Sate Route 9 G
Germantown

HNI Builders

75 W Chester St
Kingston

Home Magic Renovations

1220 N Country Rd
Stony Brook

J III Contracting

121 S Smith Rd
Lagrangeville

J OConnor construction

434 Harman St
Brooklyn

J.A. Benson Construction

2423 Pleasant Ridge Rd
Poughquag

J.P. Woods, Inc.

PO Box 1233
Millbrook

Junkle Joe's Junk Removal

Alden PL
Millbrook

K&R Property Management

PO Box 1152
Saugerties

Kerry Mitras

227 sand hill rd

Kiall Avery Contracting

101 Montgomery St
Tivoli

Koerner Construction, LLC

4584 Rt 9G
Red Hook

L.A.S. Contracting

21 3rd Ave
Kingston

Lane Building Inc

8 Wildrose Ln
Lagrangeville

Local Dad Repairs

27 Old State Rd
Hopewell Junction

M&M General Contractor

137 Sunrise Ave
Kingston

Maskell Merritt Construction

23 Hollow Ridge Rd
Staatsburg

MGB Carpentry

2470 Rte 65
Hopewell Junction

MLB Incorporated

PO Box 257
Lagrangeville

MPH Contracting LLC

63 Holt Rd
Hyde Park

MTG Home Innovation L.L.C.

42 Forest Meadow Dr.
Salt Point

North County Contracting, Inc

4131 Route 52
Holmes

Nottingham Contracting LLC

1 Main St
New Hamburg

OB&A Construction

91 Smith St
Poughkeepsie

ODonnells, Inc.

62 Carpenter Rd
Hopewell Junction

Olympia Contracting

281 Hudson St
Cornwall On Hudson

Peak Construction

164 Old Route 9
Fishkill

Peter Mannese Carpentry

163 South Street
Marlboro

Premier Contracting, Inc.

3 Orchard Lane
Highland

Pro Construction

56 Lauren Ct
Kingston

R L BAXTER BUILDING CORP

278 Mill St # 100
Poughkeepsie

RABCO CONSTRUCTION CORP

PO BOX 468
Lagrangeville

RCG Construction Corp.

207 Ressique Roads
White Plains

Remodeling Alliance Inc

49 W Hook Rd
Hopewell Junction

Remodeling Concepts

4 Marshall Rd
Wappingers Falls

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

RiverView Enterprises

Wappingers Falls

Rojak Builders Inc

Poughkeepsie

Ron's Repairs

40 Bronson Road
Poughquag

Rossi Builders

26 Milton tpk
Milton

Rubbish Works

4141 Sharon Commons Ln

Rybec Construction Services

61 Sherman Dr.
Milton

S.C.Builders

1 Titusville Heights Road
Poughkeepsie

Sabatini Builders Inc.

614 Shenandoah Road
Hopewell Junction

santiago's construction

17 Oakley St
Poughkeepsie

sciortino and sons contracting

180 E Meadowbrook Ln
Staatsburg

Shane Scoville Painting and Wallpapering

33 Skidmore Road
Pleasant Valley

SKETCH N BUILD

982 MAIN STREET
Fishkill

Steve Fox PJD Contracting

26 Spruce Ct
Fishkill

Stroud Carpentry Inc.

138 Judith dr.
Stormville

Takacs Tile & Carpentry

3 royal crest rd
Hyde Park

Tarzan TreeScaping

32 Commonwealth Avenue
Newburgh

The Village Smith

PO Box 130
Millerton

TJS Improvements

PO Box 271
Clintondale

Top Hammer Construction Corp

78 Cove Rd
South Salem

Upton Custom Woodworking

Mount Zion Road
Marlboro

VANDIK CONSTRUCTION CORP

51 S CROSS RD
Staatsburg

W.G.Beyer Construction LLC

42 Lime Mill Rd
Lagrangeville

Whitten Construction, Inc.

Po Box 2400
Poughkeepsie

William Eddy Builders LLC

25 Linda Pl
Fishkill

WILLIAMS CONTRACTING

5 Cross Rd
Holmes

Woodchips Construction Inc

252 Sinsabaugh Rd
Pine Bush

Woodside & Young Inc

9 Squires Gate
Poughkeepsie

Xquisit Contracting

Poughkeepsie

Your dream Construction

58 Top O Hill rd
Wappingers Falls

ZOTT CONSTRUCTION INC

551 Hosner Mountain Rd.
Stormville

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