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I liked that he was an owner and had great references. He, his father, and one other guy (
Of all the bids we received he was not the highest or the lowest. Money was a big issue, and to bring it in at a cost we could afford we asked if we could do any of the work ourselves. He was great about it. We chiseled out the old wood floor using a tool he loaned us. He showed us how to remove baseboards and paint them properly. His father, Chip, taught me how to use joint compound to fix banged up walls and woodwork. I now have a whole new skill set!
When the flooring finally came in, they came right over to install it. We didn't have to wait for them to be available again. We were going on vacation, and we trusted them enough to have them install it while we were gone. We came home to a finished project. I have to say it is really beautiful. I will hire them again for all our future projects.
I have to stress, in the 4+ months we have been working with
BTW Our roof turned out flawlessly (GAF Camelot shingles, very pretty), our basement joist repair resulted in some damaged brick veneer which they fixed on their dime even though I offered to pay for it. Their carpenter did a wonderful job repairing our wooden front door. They've hooked me up with some other capable guys they know to do odds and ends on an hourly basis. And we're still working with them on those back doors and redwood siding repair, 4 months later."
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Nothing else was done correctly the first time. The original estimate was five weeks, start to finish took a full three months. I was provided with a very extensive notebook prior to starting construction, including blueprints. I was promised an on site project manager, which never occurred. The person performing most of the work was not given the blueprints. The electrician wasn't told we were moving the island, so the wires were placed in the wrong place and had to be moved. The cabinet doors didn't match the remaining cabinet doors - though I had stressed on numerous occassions that if I replaced some (not all ) of the cabinets that I expected them to match. Despite the original designs, the electrician and construction lead decided to go from three light fixtures to two. I had to change to a bottom draft cook top after numerous un-necessary holes were cut into my ceiling and garage walls - these all had to then be repaired. I would have expected to have been told that a top venting cooktop simply wasn't going to work in my home. I asked several times before I bought the new appliances if I had to do look for anything in particular and was told no. The drywall contractor was surprised when my teen age daughter arrived home after school and used profanity with her. They apologized, but I had to make alternative arrangements for her after school as I couldn't risk this type of behavior again - and again, this project ended up taking three months. The floor demolition occured within 2 - 3 days, but the person didn't know how to level the floor. Rather than call in someone with more experience, he tried to talk me into using different tile than we had chosen as it was going to be easier. After I requested that someone with more experience be consulted, I was finally told the original design could be accommodated. There were 3 - 4 discussions before agreement was reached. This was followed by a period of 2 - 3 weeks when the primary contractor never worked a full week, and didn't work on the floor when he was in our home. I was down to the sub floor for over four weeks before any new tile was laid. Laying new tile took two weeks, an additional 2 - 3 days to grout it. I am still using a putty knife to remove the excess grout that was left along the seams. For eleven weeks we didn't have any cooking appliances and the refrigerator was in our dining room. Given the extensive time period, the dust and dirt spread throughout the first floor of my home. They ask for some space for storage, which is to be expected, but we found tools throughout most of our home.
I never had an accurate work schedule. I was given three versions, but all milestones had been missed by the time I was given a new version of the schedule. Due to repeated absences from the primary contractor (they don't send a crew - one person does all of the floor work, the wood work, etc. so when they're sick nothing gets done). Over Labor Day, between illness and the holiday/ nothing happened for a solid week. The contractor then asked to work on the weekend, so we finally agreed, this added disruption to our family above and beyond what we had already experienced. Dring the Saturday they worked they laid five pieces of tile. This did not justify having our family be out of our home for yet another day. When the wall/cabinets where the refrigerator was to go was done, I asked when the refrigerator could get returned to the kitchen and was told there were tradeoffs. The refrigerator was not returned to its spot for another three weeks. After they were two months behind schedule, they finally sent out a crew of 5 - 6 people for two days to get various items finished. I thought it was poor that the project had to be that far behind schedule before they sent additional people.
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