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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 Salem

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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 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

Desert Mountain Electric LLC

515 E CAREFREE HIGHWAY

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

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

Rogue Industrial Construction LLC

39830 Mad Creek Rd
Gates

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

Zentkovich Construction Inc.

14729 WALDEN SHEFFIELD RD

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