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"I would HIGHLY recommend
. From beginning to end the process was incredibly smooth.
did an excellent job providing" different color and style options, examples of other sheds they'd built, and ideas for our shed. He was very easy to get in touch with and simply put, was an overall pleasure to work with.
and his crew who did the building were excellent as well. I now have a beautiful shed that I know was well built by a company that values their customers and the work they do.

-Andrew B.

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"As expected from previous experience,
's product is excellent. His crew is works, like a well oiled machine! They are extremely courteous as well.

-Rick L.

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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 Salem

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From start to finish we had a great experience. Phone calls where always returned, the install was done as promised. Every attention to detail was performed. It was a bit pricey, but as the saying goes, You get what you pay for! We would use them again in a Heartbeat!!
- Angela M.
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Not well. Concrete foundation not square, causing the whole build to be out of square. Sill plate, sheating and siding hang off the foundation 2 to 3 inches. Carport corner post not square and not anchored, off 3 inches on the back side and 1 in the front. Crooked interior frame board waves exterior siding. No wrap, no finished carport soffit. Can see daylight inside around base. Was assured when we accepted the bid that all would be complete. We would do nothing but use it. We had to purchased the wrap to put on before the siding. Contacted
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. No payment till fixed. Mr
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came and said the completion of the build was not in the bid. A miscommunication. Offered as a grand gesture to add to the 2x10 headers, move the 6x6's to try to make it look symmetrical in appearance, wrap the headers, install anchor brackets on the 6 x 6 post, and straighten the framing boards. Would complete the soffit for the cost of the material and labor. Would waive the labor costs if we gave 3 referrals. Our response was for him to complete the work with no referrals. We paid the additional cost of materials. Upon completion of the proposed patch work we paid Mr
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the remainer owed
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to be done with the ordeal. That 100 percent guarantee is joke. No amount of patching would make this project right. We checked
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through you and the BBB and used
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because of all the excellent referrals. So, these people may be ok with a shed but don't want them to do anything larger. No offers of a reduction in the cost of the building, no standing by what we were assured by the salesman as a complete project and not a hint of that money back guarentee. Now we are stuck with an expensive bungling building. Definitely not a good experience.
- Janice B.
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I chose
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to build a small shed on the side of my
property after seeing them receive a ton of praise on my neighborhood
Facebook page. They were prompt to come out and give me an on-site
estimate that thoroughly detailed all aspects of the build. They
specified high-quality materials (
Salem Garage Builders Provider Name Locked
-plank siding, for instance) and
answered all my questions without a shred of sales pressure. Though I
wouldn't call it an inexpensive product, you get what you pay for. My
6x10 shed was built in less than 5 hours, including the time it took to
paint it the perfect shade to match my house. It looks outstanding and
is build extremely well. The shingles match my roof, there's skirting
around the bottom to keep critters out, etc.
When one of my
neighbors filed a complaint that I was building without a permit (you
don't need a permit to build a shed), I contacted
Salem Garage Builders Provider Name Locked
for advice. He
jumped right in and offered to help me by meeting the inspector at my
house to walk him through all the specs of the build. He was under
absolutely no obligation to do this, but did it anyway to help me out
and ensure I was happy with what they had built. That is true service
after the sale. I highly rec

- Jill V.
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Provided pictures and description for moving the shed, but no one came out to survey the job site until the day of the job. I told Colonial there was a slope in the yard (was identified in the pictures I sent) and sections were soggy from recent rains. I requested no vehicles be used for the move. Workers showed up with no idea of the scope of the project. I ended up letting them use their truck to move the shed, the end result was deep tire ruts in the yard, dead grass from the truck tires, a joist almost knocked out, the door dented and banged up from using the high lift
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and not enough blocks to level the shed on the corners - a block was set under the shed in the middle but it did not provide any support and to make up for concrete blocks they tried to level the shed using pieces of 2 x 4's.
I had to straighten the joist, add blocks to level and reinforce the bottom plate with a 2 x 6. The crew was professional and worked hard - but again was not prepared for the job at hand - overall it was not a pleasant experience.
- Ricky R.
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I am not sure there is enough space to tell the entire story of how "over-the-top"
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and his crew do at building whatever you need like he is building it for a million dollar customer.
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is meticulous in his presentation, scheduling, cleanliness, promptness, etc. I can't say anything bad about
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, his company, his workers. They not only treat your property with respect, they are extremely respectful to us as customers. Having some miles on me, I can tell you how I remember when service providers had respect for their business and customers. How if you went to the corner gas station, they made sure to not only pump the gas for you, but also check your oil, clean your windows (ALL of them!) and make sure you were served with a smile and respect. Now that was a long time ago and seldom seen today, HOWEVER, if you want to see it today...get in touch with
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and you will not only be treated with the utmost respect, you will have something that will stand longer than your house, because he builds them better!!!
Thank You
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and I sincerely apologize in my tardiness in writing this....you are much better than I when it comes to getting things done in time!
All The Best !
Salem Garage Builders Provider Name Locked

- RANDY T.
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Mr.
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provided a contract for a bathroom remodel that included all tile work and electrical to install a steam shower in our bathroom .
i paid 50% deposit and then 2 other payments to include add on items without a promised invoice. After 5 months of requesting a final bill I received one . He had very little back up and No back up for subcontractors that I had already paid directly for my add owns.He refused to provide me with copies or to meet with me to discuss. I kept very good records.
He tried to overcharge me by over $3000.00 . I proved by way of canceled checks proof of my payments. He never acknowledged or apologized for his very poor accounting practices. Instead he ignored my proof and began bad mouthing me all over our community.
Not a professional way to do business's and very unprofessional behavior. The initial contract that was paid for the bathroom also included all cost to do our project.
His work is sub par at best and is not consistent with his extremely high pricing. I DO NOt recommend this contractor.

- Pamela J.
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DO NOT USE THIS MAN OR HIS COMPANY. HE WILL RIP YOU OFF AND WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND NOT FINISH THE JOB. HE WILL ALSO PAD HIS HOURS AND IF YOU DO HIRE HIM, KEEP TRACK OF THE TIME HIS MEN ARE WORKING FOR YOU.
This was his first job of the year and they finished the roof part and were suppose to come back on a Saturday to build the stairs on the inside of my wood burning building but HE NEVER SHOWED UP and on top of that, HE TRIED TO ADD 8 HOURS TO THE TOTAL TIME WHICH WAS FALSE.

I had used this clown before and trusted him and his crew. He asked to be paid since he needed to pay his guys and I trusted him to come back and finish the job but he did not. I had to build my stairs to finish.
I believe he was p***** because I have kept very good hours of time worked, time spent on break and so forth and I am glad I did because this a****** added on EIGHT HOURS TO TOTAL TIME and I CALLED HIM ON IT!!!
I kept time in my shop and inside my house. This way I had what my wife had wrote down and what I wrote down and he could not challenge me to it because this
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n DOES NOT HELP HIS GUYS WORK. HE JUST DRIVES AROUND DOING NOTHING.
It is my understanding that his father was a stand up guy and did an honest days work for an honest days pay and NEVER PADDED HIS HOURS. This is NOT a review of the Senior
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.
- Rich L.
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I liked that he was able to reuse materials I already had, and he did an amazing job. He worked over a period of five days, and when he was finished he cleaned up and removed all debris and left my driveway and back yard in pristine order! I was very pleased with all the work he did, and I would recommend him highly.
- Margaret T.

Garage Builders in Salem, OR

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3 R's Construction Management LLC

3629 Kashmir Way SE
Salem

ABIQUA STUMP GRINDING INC

3807 MIDWAY AVE NE
Salem

Affordable construction and remodeling LLC

9984 mill creek rd
Aumsville

Affordable Remodeling LLC

7967 Mykala Street NE
Salem

American Home & Stone Inc.

2707 Main St
Philomath

AMG Custom Fencing Decks & Walls

4146 Kinslo St SE
Salem

Artistic D-Zine Construction LLC

19379 meyers rd
Oregon City

B and W Builders LLC

20 Airport Rd
Lebanon

BACKYARD CONSTRUCTION

4676 COMMERCIAL ST SE
Salem

Berger Construction LLC

3574 Lawrence St SE
Salem

BERTOLUCCI CONSTRUCTION

2385 LIBERTY ST NE
Salem

BETTER BUILT BARNS, Inc

3867 37TH AVE SE
Salem

Better Built Barns, Inc

3867 37th Ave SE
Salem

Blue Spruce Builders Inc

4600 perrydale road
Dallas

Bridgewood Builder Inc

5352 Tamara Ct. S
Salem

C R Tafoya & Co

800 E 11600 S

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

COASTWIDE CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 891
Pacific City

COUNTRYMAN HOMES LLC

1745 CAPITOL ST SE
Salem

Creative Contractors & Design LLC.

15357 Union School Rd NE
Woodburn

Crowsfoot Carpentry LLC

PO Box 1751
Corvallis

Dale's Remodeling

5514 Commercial St SE
Salem

E & M Remodeling LLC

16498 Brown Rd
Dallas

East Wind Builders

PO Box 401
Neskowin

Fix-it With Flan, The Handyman

12421 E. Via De Palmas

G&J Painting

P. O. BOX 1282
Philomath

Gary Smith Construction

3065 Quinaby Rd. N
Salem

H Wallace Construction

PO Box 1227
Albany

Habelt Construction and Remodel

510 W D Street
Lebanon

Hancock Home Solutions

226 Forlines Rd

Handyman Connection - Phoenix

11435 N Cave Creek Rd

Harmony Contracting

1348 NE Zachary St
Hillsboro

Highline Construction

1725 Skagit St

Honey Do Services llc

P.O Box 2642
Lebanon

Improvements, Inc.

4351 Oregon Trail Ct NE
Salem

Jackson Construction

PO Box 3912
Salem

King & King Roofing

5157 Courtlyn St NE
Salem

KRAFT CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION INC

191 Kingwood Ave NW
Salem

Kropf Construction Inc

910 Scepter Ct NE
Salem

L-N-D CONSTRUCTION

23700 GELLATLY WAY
Philomath

Lamont Bros.

2050 S Beavercreek Rd 101 305
Oregon City

Lindemann Homes, LLC

1709 E. Burnett St
Stayton

Lo's Contracting, Inc.

4110 NE 122nd Ave
Portland

Martian Construction, LLC

P.O. Box 56146
Portland

McHenry Remodeling LLC

1175 10th Ave SW
Albany

Merritt H Beymer Craftsman & Handyman LLC

19488 Silverfox Pkwy
Oregon City

MGM Building and Remodeling Inc.

4085 Cranston ST. SE.
Salem

Mike Hemmer Construction

1314 NW Jordan DR
Albany

Mount Angel Carpentry

740 Alder St
Mount Angel

My Handyman Service

2028 VAUGHN AVE NE

Neil Kelly Design Build Remodeling

804 N Alberta St
Portland

Nissi Construction LLC

4561 Juliana Lp SE
Salem

NOW BUILDERS

230 WASHINGTON ST SW
Albany

On the Spot Handyman Services

1971 Madras St SE
Salem

Parker Buildings Inc

3540 2nd St
Hubbard

Pyramid Construction of Oregon

561 NW Harrison
Corvallis

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

Riley B. Peetz Sustainable Building

425 SE Alexander Ave
Corvallis

RP Construction

6138 Inwood Ln S
Salem

Russ Peterson Home Builder, Inc.

2551 NW Michelle Dr
Corvallis

Rutledge Contracting LLC

1288 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem

S & L Remodeling

PO Box 74
Aurora

SALEM DRYWALL INC

1588 ILER ST S
Salem

Sandberg Construction

39348 Lombardy Dr
Scio

Service Group Construction

10411 NE Fourth Plain,

Star Builders, LLC

3995 Cherry Ave NE
Salem

STEVEN CAIN CONSTRUCTION

3700 RIVER RD N
Salem

Strunk Family Construction LLC

4742 Liberty Rd S
Salem

Summit Cleaning & Restoration

1875 Pacific Court SE
Stayton

SUN DOG CONSTRUCTION

Mt. Tabor. SE Portland.
Portland

Superior Foundations, Inc.

30915 N Molalla Ave
Molalla

T&I Construction LLC

PO Box 228
Woodburn

Thats Right Construction

145 College D.R.NW

THOMAS CONTRACTING LTD

3567 PECK AVE SE
Salem

Timberidge Construction

4110 glendale AVE NE.
Salem

Tiny SMART House, LLC

34025 Texas St SW
Albany

Tom Bishop Construction, LLC

4578 SW 103rd Ave
Beaverton

TRUSS T BUILT

PO Box 500
Hubbard

West Coast Metal Buildings Inc

5232 Salem Dallas Hwy NW
Salem

Zentkovich Construction Inc.

14729 WALDEN SHEFFIELD RD

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