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"Perfect! They do good work, and they're very friendly, competent, and professional. We're quite satisfied with the finished product.

-Henry F.

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"In February of 2014 we interviewed 4 contractors for the first phase of a 2 part construction project. The first phase consisted of converting an existing bedroom" into a new master bath and converting the existing master bath and adjacent small walk-in closet into a large walk in closet. We needed to remove 1 window in the master bedroom and replace the existing window in the new bathroom with a long high narrow window. We wanted to replace all the existing trim and doors. We would finish the floor and all the closet infrastructure ourselves. We chose
to complete the project. We were assured that the project should take 8 weeks, 10 weeks at most. We were wanting to start the project the last week in march, however, it wasn't started until April 6. Instead of 8 to 10 weeks, the project took over 14 weeks to complete. We were very pleased with the final outcome of the project, the materials, the attention to detail. The subcontractors were all trustworthy and friendly and sensitive to our needs. Our Project manager was extremely knowledgable and cared very much about producing a quality product. He went above and beyond the requirements for us and helped us through some rough spots in the process. Our biggest negative comment would be the time line which was excessive! We also were not pleased with the bidding process as project costs were never given and we didn't know what our allowances were on several major items. We wanted to upgrade several items, but we never really knew what the actual costs were for the basic materials, so consequently, we never really knew where we stood on the budget. That said, our costs overruns were less than 5% of our total, which we were satisfied with.

-BETH R.

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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!
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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". 

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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.

 

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The answer depends on your contract.  If you do not have a written contract, you need to begin documenting everything.  Begin by using a calendar and marking the days the contractor started, worked, you had to speak to him/her about the work, etc.

Next photograph the work you feel is sub-par.  If work has been corrected, photograph it now to have a record of its condition.  If you have any "original" or "before work began" pictures get those together, too.

If you do have written contract, see what it says about warranties, complaints, failure to finish / comply, etc.  Holding the money may end up with the contractor taking YOU to court for the funds - you cannot just hold the money.  You need to document in writing what is wrong, what you expect to happen (be specific) and when it should happen by.  A good contract will explain if and how money can be held, how the arbitration or complaint is filed, etc.

You should also invite another contractor to come in and bid the work to finish the job.  They can confirm the quality of the work and give you a price to fix / finish the job.  This gives you justification for holding the funds and an option to finish the job.

If the contractor is not willing to fix the work or listen to direction, do not allow them back in the house.  A judge will ask you why you let them continue to do work if you found it unacceptable.  Take back the key or access to the building - you can also attempt holding any materials or tools as collateral if the cost of repair is higher than the amount owed.  Again, document what you are holding, its estimated value (google or ebay search), etc.

Finally, in writing you should fire the contractor and state the exact reason(s).  Document everything; if it is done in person after they leave make notes of what was said, agreed upon and disputed.  If you are satisfied that what you have paid is fair compensation for the work done, make sure this is noted in the letter firing the contractor.  If you feel money is owed, you will need to file a small claim in your local court.  Include the documentation you made, notes, letters, etc. when you file your claim so the judge will have a copy of everything.  Don't forget to contact the BBB.

Do not wait for the court date; go ahead and hire the other contractor and have the work completed.  Bring this invoice to court with you (file it before the court date if you can).  Bring photos of the finished work (again, file it with the court before the date if possible).  You must show what good quality work looks like vs the poor quality work.

Otherwise it will be a your word against the contractor and you will most likely lose, (the contract is a promise to pay for work) or even if you "win" you will most likely split the difference between the argued amount of money.  Also be prepared for the contractor to file a small court claim against you.  Same process as above, except now you will respond to the summons with a copy of your stuff to defend your reason for holding funds instead of asking for money back.

Good luck!

Basement Remodeling reviews in Bartlesville

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My wife and I own a pair of beautiful beach houses in Corolla NC that we rent out on a weekly basis to families who want a great vacation. One sleeps 14 the other 20. When we purchased our original OBX house we inherited
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is one of the best house warming gifts anyone could have given us. He has handled everything from screen replacement and painting to a six figure whole house renovation without an issue. I trust not only the quality of his work but the honesty of his opinion and have recommended him to friends in both of the subdivisions where we own homes. Owning rental property from 450 miles away isn’t easy but as a long time property owner I can tell you when you find a quality contractor with integrity hold on to him.
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has my highest recommendation. If you want to see examples of his work I rent my homes through ShorelineOBX and they are Whl-21 Ha-Sea=
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& Spin-1 On Sail in their rental system.
- Kevin C.
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is the best contractor I have ever worked with. He had great design ideas. He listened to our suggestions and incorporated everything seamlessly. He was very responsive. More than once he stopped by on a Saturday or Sunday to answer questions for us. He was easy to contact via e-mail as well. The quality of the work was excellent. I recommend
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and his company highly. Stop looking for another contractor. You've found the right guy for your remodeling project.
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- James B.
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was the best choice for this job. He was always available when we needed him and he constantly worked on the job until it was complete. He kept us up to date with his progress.
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offered us design advice on our basement. This was a blessing. We gained so much extra space with his creativity. We had little expectations for our small unfinished basement but after
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was finished we could not believe how much livable space he created. He even added an extra closet that we did not even consider. This was great for extra storage. I would definitely recommend
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for any project small or large. He truly has a passion for his job and his customers.
- Jennifer M.
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The consultation went well. The renderings were provided via email. I have yet to follow up with the Sales Consultant to discuss pricing. It is on my list of things to do
Overall it went very well
- Michael D.
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All work went smoothly with no issues. Builder worked with my bank to execute on a FHA 203(k) remodeling loan. House looks great and no issues almost a year later. Would absolutely recommend!
- Christopher K.
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The work done is excellent and couldn't have been happier. The contractor provided me daily debriefs on the progress of the job. He always made sure to go over multiple options and prices to ensure I was satisfied. The employees were very polite and extremely clean. One of the things that I appreciate the most about this company is that
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takes pride in its work. I highly recommend it.
- Anthony P.
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The job they did in the basement was good. They did however do $2000 worth of damage to my brand new car. I can't prove who did it but it was not there in the morning that they came and they backed their truck in and were taking out lots of drywall and other materials. I know it was an accident but they should have admitted it and taken the clame because there was nobody else here.
- PATTI H.
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DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY... CONSUMER BEWARE AVOID AT ALL COST!!
I'm not sure where to begin with the horror story of dealing with this
company. I will say looks are deceiving and the owner
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Render talks
a great game but in reality they are a bunch of crooks and will steal
your money leaving you with an unfinished project. We contacted
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Contracting to do a complete interior remodel of our home (Flooring,
Painting, Granite counters, carpet and cabinets etc.) They came out in a
very timely manner and gave us an estimate of 22K but looks are so
deceiving Please don't be fooled by the
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Branding on the Hummer and
stories of how they were on Hotel Impossible the only thing impossible
apparently is getting these guys to complete a job. Please see other
reviews!!
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and his partner
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are as unprofessional and
unorganized as they come and their employees look like a bunch of day
laborers you pick up. We provided the supplies and materials as well as
multiple payments for work yet to be completed. They consistently asked
for payment even though work was not being done. They failed to show up
and work on our project unless we were there to stand over them,
considering we live in another state this is time consuming and
expensive. Their explanation for not showing up was they needed cash to
pay their employees or their employees needed rides whatever the case
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went so far as to tell me we better give them another draw or
else!
Now I'm no fool but when did this become my problem after the
first 11K was paid yet we failed to see 11K worth of work and your still
painting from phase 1. Paying his employees is the least of our
concern we want our project completed and get what we paid for. When we
asked for photos of completed work and an itemized list of work that
was 100% completed were sent the same photos over and over again and an
inflated work sheet of work that was not actually completed. The last
straw was
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Render receives a payment of 5200 dollars in a cashier's
check his bank puts a two week hold on his funds and he walks off our
project.
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and
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decide that they are not communicating
with us any more after receiving the payment. We sent several texts
stating we will not pay another dollar unit we see some completed
results of this project and get what we paid for. This guy had the
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send us a text stating we were not respecting him like a human being and
that he is terminating our contract contact his lawyer W** you just
stole our money! How am I supposed to talk to you? This guy is an idiot
we are 75% financially invested in the project but only 50% of the work
is completed not sure how this works but he got the wrong clients.
Please take your money elsewhere this company is being sued by several
people to include us.
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is a mess Buyer Beware If you're
having problems getting your money back or wish to file a complaint
please feel free to contact us for any information you need about these
crooks. Feel free to file a complaint to fox5 call to action utilizing
the following link myfoxatlanta.com/story/1…
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- Leoria C.

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Bonds Construction

18901 Lewis Rd
Wanette

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Clevenger Contracting Inc

17900 SE 192nd Street
Wanette

Cyber Bridge Marine, Inc.

209 S. Stephanie St

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Grand Lake Construction

31199 Crace Ct
Afton

Gray's Construction Co

PO Box 3511
Shawnee

Hard Kor Construction

Rt 1 Box 35
Braggs

He and I Construction, Inc.

678 SW BISHOP RD
Lawton

Integrity Maintenance & Repair

1889 East Sunset Drive

iQuality Construction

1621 Cherry Stone St
Norman

J A M Construction LLC

1801 Gemini St
Altus

Nelson Waterproofing Co

1409 N Union St
Ponca City

Real Deal CC LLC

222 W 12th St
Stroud

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

The Buckingham Group Inc.

4727 S. Memorial Dr.
Tulsa

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100
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