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was punctual, thorough, neat and a very capable and professional builder. He suggested several changes in the design which were welcome and" which showed he was thinking thoroughly about how we would use the studio, rather than just doing a mechanical job without extra thought. . His craftsmanship was very good. The whole job was a very good experience for us and I would definitely use
again for remodeling and renovation. I would not even think of looking for anyone else.

-Charles Z.

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was not the cheapest, but certainly in the ballpark and extremely fair. Quality of work was excellent. We were very happy with the results.
is very attentive. He showed up on site almost everyday and responded to e-mails in a very timely basis.
also was very helpful with suggestions for paint color, tile and carpet.
was very helpful along the way, making sure we knew what to expect from timing and cost.
's workers were courteous and cleaned up at the end of each day.
was very professional when it came to dealing with the billing and contract process. In summary, we are very happy with the result of our basement and would recommend
to anyone in the future.

-Todd S.

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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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There are two sides to this and everyone will have an opinion.  I can tell you that from a contractor's point of view a customer that is up front with me is much easier to work with and the entire experience is much more pleasurable to all parties involved.  If you treat your contractor like there's always something to hide from him expect the same in return.  A good contractor is going to take your budget into consideration and make recommendations based on that budget.  When possible, he's going to estimate the work 10-20% under your target to leave room for the unexpected.  With any remodeling work, there's always the possibility and likelihood that there will be surprises that will have to be added such as mold damage, improper existing framing, etc.  The cushion allows room for the project cost to grow without going over your budget.  If no problems are found and you decide to spend that money some of the final finishes can be upgraded or other projects added.

Another good arguement for disclosing your budget to your contractor is to save you both some time and aggrevation.  You may have a $10,000 budget and want $30,000 worth of work.  Wouldn't you like to know your desires aren't possible before you get your hopes up or spend money on design fees for plans you can't afford?  Likewise, the contractor doesn't want to put in the hours of calculating the estimate only to find out it was all for nothing or that he has to refigure for a much lower cost after pricing what you specified.

Be fair and honest with your contractor if you expect the same respect in return.  You'll get a lot more out of it with the right contractor.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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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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You should always get a set of print and pull a permit when remodeling you home. It is a good thing that you want to be involved in your project. I do have some reservation about the electrical work. There is a lot at risk with doing the work yourself. If the house burns down you will never get the insurance money, unless your a certified electrician. Now of days 90% of home fires are blamed on electrical problems because the insurance company is to lazy and cheap to investigate the true problem. Also find out if the city you live in will allow you to perform the work. Make sure you coordinate your subs to have the proper time and space to perform their job. You don't want people working on top of each other. If you order all you materials make sure everything is there before you start your project. Have your subs check for proper and full items to be installed. Make sure every sub has a working set of prints. Make sure you have all the demo done before your subs show up to work. Schedule your plumber first, do any final framing or electrical work while you wait for inspection. Electrical inspection next followed by framing, insulation, and wallboard. All subs must get a final inspection on the job before you (the GC) can call in your final inspection.

Basement Remodeling reviews in Albany

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I had a great experience with BBC. First, when I asked
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for an estimate for my basement, he showed up with bunch of details of his previous works and offered me if I'm interested to see his previous job quality or contact owners about their experience with him. It was very impressive. He provided excellent service and I'm very pleased with his job. He is a very professional and great human being. He also helped my son to set up his gym and find the right equipment. He finished the job in the
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period as he promised. I would recommend BBC to any one who wants the quality work and reliable person for their job. Payment installments was very clear and I made payment at each job completion No
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Charges. All his guys were very helpful and experienced. Thank BBC for your wonderful job.
- Jasbir S.
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He always cleaned his work area after each day of work was done. Always asked for my ideas and he gave his ideas. This really helped to make a final decision on how I wanted my bathroom to look. He is very good in details on each steps. I really appreciated this communication. Also he is a very kind man and patient. He wanted me to be happy with each detail.
- antonella G.
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Any discrepancy that I found
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was responsive to remedy the outcome and was courteous. For the most part JAM was timely in completing the projects. When it comes to cost JAM is probably not the cheapest contractor in town however, for the workmanship and result it is money well spent and you certainly get what you pay for. It was a pleasure having JAM construction do what I didn't have the time/skill to accomplish on my own.
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handled the added difficulty well of having to consult with my wife over the phone who was 4 states away from the project at the time.
- Alfred S.
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I really love the end result. All of the workers were amazing very responsible, nice and respectful. They didn't Rush to get the job done they took their time and made sure that everything was the way that we had asked. They checked everything made sure that everything was working correctly before I gave him the last check. They did an amazing job getting the job done. I am looking forward in working with them in the future since my husband and I are planning to do a couple of other things to the house. Overall the experience with them was great.
- Blanca V.
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I had my bathroom gutted completely and purchased everything new from Lowes and Home Depot. I had
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toilet, the sink, new cabinets with 3 drawers, 4 doors/shelves, all in real wood, floor and shower/tub tiles from tub to ceiling.
- Igor M.
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I was very happy with
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. The workmanship was excellent. For example, other estimators said the only way to remove my bathroom wallpaper was to replace my drywall, an expensive option.
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was able to remove the wallpaper inexpensively, and make the walls look perfect. The laundry area is now much more functional, and looks pristine.
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kept to their promised schedule, and cleaned up everyday. When I had questions I'd would call my project manager, Efim, who always answered his phone, was very responsive, and answered all my questions. I felt it was important to
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- Todd D.
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We had a major hail storm on Saturday,
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. because our close friends in the Twin Cities highly recommended. We called
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and they came out the very next day!
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was very professional and was an expert when it came to working with our insurance. He handled pretty much everything start to finish. Our new roof is beautiful and we couldn't be more satisfied. He brought out many color samples and products to choose from and recommended what color would work best for our home. Thank you
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- Tanya D.
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It went really well, better and faster than I could have imagined.
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is a total professional and was easy to work with. He was kind to my wife and children and was very flexible and present during the project. We initially obtained three quotes. One was 10K more and the other was close in pricing but I felt more comfortable after meeting
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. The two guys he sent to do the bulk of the construction were very efficient and suggested a few helpful modifications that did not significantly increase the cost, but significantly improved the usability and final appearance of the room. They were nice guys who spoke English well so there were no communication issues. We had regular meetings with
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and the project went smoothly. Any options were presented in the beginning with pricing so their were no surprises and when we inquired about a potential modification,
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gave us fair pricing. When we are ready, we will have this company back to perform additional projects.
- Alan K.

All Basement Remodeling Companies in Albany, OR

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3 R's Construction Management LLC

576 Patterson St NW
Salem

ABB STOVES LLC

3800 River Road N #180
Keizer

Affordable Remodeling LLC

7967 Mykala Street NE
Salem

All Services Construction

535 E Main St
Yamhill

Axium Construction Inc.

1136 Lancaster Dr

B and W Builders LLC

20 Airport Rd
Lebanon

BERTOLUCCI CONSTRUCTION

2385 LIBERTY ST NE
Salem

Bridgewood Builder Inc

5352 Tamara Ct. S
Salem

Byers Construction

1430 N.W. 14th Place
Corvallis

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cherry City Electric

1596 22nd St SE
Salem

Color Tile & Carpet of Salem

1110 Lancaster Dr Ne
Salem

Crowsfoot Carpentry LLC

PO Box 1751
Corvallis

Dale's Remodeling

5514 Commercial St SE
Salem

Dan George Drywall

3134 SE Railwoad St
Albany

Danny L Rogers Const. Inc

1877 W Hills Rd
Philomath

Dave the Handyman

463 Mayer Dr.
Lebanon

Designing Perspectives, Inc.

1835 Antelope Cir SW
Albany

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

E & M Remodeling LLC

16498 Brown Rd
Dallas

Faville Custom Contracting

P.O. Box 20891
Keizer

Flow-Rite Plumbing

Beaverton, OR
Beaverton

Full House Painting

463 Mayer Dr.
Lebanon

G. Christianson Construction

644 NW 4th St
Corvallis

Gateway Homes & Remodeling

7671 Howell Prairie Rd NE
Silverton

Good Earth Construction

PO Box 5266
Salem

H Wallace Construction

PO Box 1227
Albany

Harmony Contracting

1348 NE Zachary St
Hillsboro

Homemade Design

41 Monument Ave

Honey Do Services llc

P.O Box 2642
Lebanon

J PARMELE CONSTRUCTION

32086 BIRDFOOT DR
Tangent

Jackson Construction

PO Box 3912
Salem

Jeff Hunter Construction

2056 SE Jackson St
Albany

JIM K WHITNEY

2160 BREYMAN ST NE
Salem

John's Waterproofing

201 Airport Rd
Silverton

Kaufman Homes Inc

3625 Kashmir Way SE
Salem

Kennedy Restoration

315 SE 7th
Portland

Lamont Bros.

2050 S Beavercreek Rd #101-305
Oregon City

LEIGHS CONSTRUCTION CO

2318 Dalke Ridge Dr NW
Salem

Mangrum Construction

37171 Oregon 226
Lebanon

Martian Construction, LLC

P.O. Box 56146
Portland

McHenry Remodeling LLC

1175 10th Ave SW
Albany

MGM Building and Remodeling Inc.

4085 Cranston ST. SE.
Salem

Neil Kelly Design Build Remodeling

804 N Alberta St
Portland

Paul Cottle Construction LLC.

4420 NE 54th Ave
Portland

Phil Howard Construction

1825 NW 14th St
Corvallis

Pyramid Construction of Oregon

561 NW Harrison
Corvallis

QUALITY RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION LLC

2500 Del Rio Ct SE
Albany

Razorback Construction

PO Box 403
Philomath

Reid Werks Inc.

273 SW Bell Dr
Dallas

Reid Werks Inc.

273 SW Bell Dr
Dallas

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Rex Yetter Remodeling LLC

9301 SW Sagert St
Tualatin

Riley B. Peetz Sustainable Building

425 SE Alexander Ave
Corvallis

RMMB Enterprises LLC

PO Box 13177
Salem

RP Construction

6138 Inwood Ln S
Salem

Russ Peterson Home Builder, Inc.

2551 NW Michelle Dr
Corvallis

rutters remodeling

36812 Gilkey Rd
Scio

SALEM DRYWALL INC

1588 ILER ST S
Salem

Salem Home Remodeling

437 Madrona Ave S
Salem

Sandberg Construction

39348 Lombardy Dr
Scio

Schloeder Construction Inc

7878 Mosier St
Salem

ServiceMaster of Salem Inc

2275 Judson St SE
Salem

SQUIRES ELECTRIC INC

657 SE Yamhill St
Portland

Stanley Construction LLC

po box 18150
Salem

Summit Cleaning & Restoration

1875 Pacific Court SE
Stayton

The Insulation Guys

5555 West 11th Avenue Unit B2

The Plumbers Inc

8900 SW Burnham St
Portland

THE VILLAGE BUILDER INC

8260 NW MITCHELL DR
Corvallis

THOMAS CONTRACTING LTD

3567 PECK AVE SE
Salem

Thornton and Thornton Construction

1695 Thompson Rd
Woodburn

Tiki Co.

P.O Box 596
Jefferson

TODD'S IMPROVEMENTS

351 SE Uglow Street #21

TRUSS T BUILT

PO Box 473
Silverton

TYLER KOLB CONSTRUCTION

2435 WINTER ST SE
Salem

Valley Design Contractors

2324 Laura Vista Dr.
Albany

Vincent F Dolen Construction

4230 SW 165th Avenue
Beaverton

W.L. Construction Inc.

534 NW 4th Street
Corvallis

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Willowtree Construction Inc

558 SW Washington Ave
Corvallis

X Factor General Contractors, Inc

2025 Water Ave NE
Albany

zweigart construction

p.o. box 591
Turner

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