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" from Hi- Tech Builders was very helpful in designing our bathroom renovation. His office staff was very kind and would email us daily with" updates on the job. The crew was punctual and hard working. The crew made sure our little dog was safe and away from the bathroom when we weren't home. The finish product is a beautiful renovated bathroom that our family will enjoy for years to come. We highly recommend using for all renovations.

-Julia S.

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"We hired the company to do a complete kitchen remodel. They gave us a fair price considering the great work they did and were at our house" as scheduled throughout the process. We asked if we could do some work ourselves to cut back on project cost so to use some of the money for new stainless steel appliance and they were very accomadating with that. In fact they ended up helping us out on our do it ourself backsplash work that we probably should have been charged. Just a real good company and a real good experience for myself and my family. We are very pleased and now have an amazing kitchen. Good work guys!

-Luanne S.

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This part of Don's answer follows my thoughts exactly: 

"You want to deal with a professional person that is selling you a bath that was not working as a cashier a few months ago."

 

Do you go to the gracery store and ask for someone to cook your steak?  Of course not.  So why would you go to a building supply store and ask for someone to remodel your bathroom?  Rarely will you see a legitimate contractor take jobs from a retailer.  Why?  Because they don't pay much.  Speed is the most important thing to them, along with getting it done cheap so they can maximize profit.  About 10 years ago I worked on a few contracted structures (sheds, garages, etc.) from Home Depot.  They contracted to another company who then contracted people to build them.  At that time they paid a flat $250 for a contractor to pick up the supplies, build the structure on site, paint it, and use their own tools.  By the time the cost of a helper, fuel, tools, etc. was factored in there was nothing left for the contractor.  Anyway, the point I'm making is that the guy who will eventually show up to do the work will be so far down the line that everyone else has already taken the profits (Home Depot, ReBath, possibly someone else, and finally the guy working) that he probably isn't going to care what kind of job he does for you, quality or not.  He likely won't have much experience due to a high turnover rate and any experience he does have will probably be limited to his teachings at that job.  He probably can't answer any building code questions or identify other hazards once things are taken apart and he certainly won't do anything he doesn't have to while it is apart. 

 

Another problem I've heard of repeatedly is that if (when) there is a problem there is always someone else you need to speak to.  You might have to talk to 4 or 5 different people before you can even get to someone that can address the problem.  Now multiply that due to having (at least) two separate companies involoved.  "You need to call ReBath."  "No, you need to call Home Depot."

 

You hire a general contractor for a reason.  We learn, understand, and keep up on building codes.  We are the one point of contact for all questions and issues on a project.  There is no manager in some other store, state, etc. to call.  You contract a GC and deal directly with that GC, or a site supervisor in some cases.  There isn't a huge chain of command to get through to reach the main decision maker for the business.  In a bathroom remodel you need someone who can do the plumbing, repair and/or move any electrical, install tile/flooring, drywall and paint, trim carpentry, and someone to coordinate all of that.  Sometimes you can find a qualified contractor to do all of those things and sometimes he will sub-contract out certain components (especially due to licensing laws) but you will always have that one definitive person to go to for any questions or issues.  A salesman in a store doesn't visit your home throughout the project to check on the status.  Even if he did, he likely wouldn't now what he is looking at.  The same goes for a retail manager.

 

Hire someone who specializes in taking care of your home.  Hire based on reputation & knowledge/experience.  You are right that not every customer can be happy so an occassional bad review can be found on just about any business.  Read the reviews, not the grades (they are always biased).  Look to see if the contractor attempted to rectify the problem, not ignore it.  Lastly, unless you want cheap, sloppy work and a whole heap of other troubles, don't hire based on a low price.

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You gave a good description, but without seeing some photos and maybe even the space itself it would still just be a guess.  

 

A few years ago we replaced a significant load bearing beam to raise it up a foot in the new kitchen.  It was nearly 17' long with a new LVL beam.  For us this was pretty reasonable.  The LVL was about $250.  And maybe 12-15 2x6s, to temporarily support the ceiling joists, were probably like another $75.  The labor was $800.  There was also some finish work done afterward, but that was worked into a much bigger job for the entire floor. 

 

Technically speaking, it is likely that you need to have something spec'd out by an engineer or architect, to calculate load, etc.  I don't know your area but in most places "a mere contractor, GC, or carpenter" is probably not allowed to just rip out a load-bearing wall without someone who is qualified to do the load calculations (which will be VERY conservative.  A brand new LVL will be VASTLY stronger than it really needs to be, but it won't be expensive.  The typical contractor will be like "hey we'll sister up two 2x12s", and not really know if that'll do the trick or not.  I'm not saying that all guys are like that, but ... it is what it is. 

 

What you are talking about is probably at least a bit more involved and I'd love to give a good estimate but it's hard to say without a better understanding of the space. 

 

You may be looking at $1500 - $3500?  It depends on too many specifics that we just can't know without a bunch of photos, and maybe even opening up a wall or ceiling to see exactly how temporary supports could be installed, and where the permanent beam/header could be placed and properly supported.  Your span isn't all that big so if at all possible I would do it without columns - it'll be much nicer. 

 

If I were you I would first have a quick consultation with a "professional engineer".  They are qualified to calculate load etc - and cost a lot less than a full architect.  In my experience, an engineer just wants to provide a quick, proper solution without a lot of extra BS.  My experience with architects has been less than favorable.  Too much drama and expense and he actually spec'd things wrong and my carpenter had to pick up on it. 

 

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.  Good luck!!!

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Hair spray is one of those things that is really bothersome.  We've run into this alot unfortunately.  And NOTHING we've found will actually clean it off.  The problem is that if you just paint over it, you still see shiny spots wherever the hairspray was.

Our companie's policy is to prime the area with any bonding primer.  This will seal the hairspray in and not let it affect the next coat of paint.  It would also be a good idea to lightly sand the area first.

Our recommendation for primer would be Zinsser's BIN Spray (red can) and can be bought at most paint stores or home improvement stores.  Other than that, any thing that specifically says "bonding" for a primer should be adequate enough. 
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What I always ask my customers regarding this question when remodeling bathrooms is how good they will be about maintaining and cleaning the new bathroom, especially when the old bathroom is obviously neglected.  If you are one of those people who wipes the glass down after a shower and cleans your bathroom every week or two you really don't need to spend the extra money.  If you are at the other end of the spectrum and clean it when it finally bothers you enough it may not be a bad investment.  I've had customer tell me they can tell a difference compared to their old glass without it and others say it made no difference at all.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com

Remodeling reviews in Girard

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/ Foster and his crew did such an amazing job! We are so in love with our new kitchen! We had our cabinets replaced, countertops installed , backsplash put in, as well as new floorings and appliances replaced. . did an exceptional , meticulous job. They exceeded our expectations. ...More Anytime we run into a small hiccup ( you know with any you will run into those...) went above and beyond to address or fix it. The end result is a Kitchen better then we could have ever hoped for. We are so happy to have used such experienced team and we will make sure to use them for our future projects.
- ada S.
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It went quickly and well. We were especially impressed with all the hard work and clever problem-solving of the plumbing crew as they figured out how to retrofit fixtures in the existing tub.
- Terry R.
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Great! Result is just what we wanted. We couldn't be happier. They were responsive to correcting a minor leak under the sink. Later, provided the over-the- cabinet to match. Price was comparable to another estimate, but we are novices to renovation, so the bottom line was a bit higher than we had ...More originally planned. is a talented technician, and efforts were made to reduce our time without the shower.
- Carol V.
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We found through Angie's List. In the process we did 4 interviews and received estimates from each of the four.. From the outset we found Tunch to match his reviews on Angie's list and became comfortable with him in short time. He is straightforward and honest in all his dealings and his recommendations for conducting ...More the renovation and remodel were outstanding in every respect. When we started the process we had many questions. Tunch provided us many ideas and options and the pros/cons for each, and this enabled us to make decisions which we are now very happy with. He was very pleasant to work with, and very responsive to our questions. Our team leader, , was exceptional in his performance as well as his "A to Z" knowledge of what had to be done and how to do it. He took whatever time necessary to ensure that the work was detailed and professional in every respect. We are extremely pleased with our remodeled bathroom and there is absolutely no question that Tunch and his team at will be at the top of our list for our next project. They are superb in every respect.
- Dennis C.
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E. was very professional and easy to work with. corrected any problems without question. His workers were excellent, quick and neat. He was the best contractor we ever used.
- frances C.
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Contractor came onsite and provided general ideas and general numbers but no formal plans. We were hoping for something more specific on ideas of repositioning cabinetry, appliances, etc. Very friendly but we expected more from the description.
- Jeff L.
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and had done work at my house before and they were terrific then. That is why I brought them back to do additional work. came in to give an estimate and I booked him immediately. He explained the kind of work that needed to happen and how he would approach the repairs. He showed ...More up on time and did the work that he said he would do! What more could you ask for.
- Todd M.
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To be fair, this happened many years ago before Angie's List. The date is approximate, as is cost. I am hoping they have changed since then. We wanted window replacements but they did not have what we wanted. After a very hard sell by a man who would not leave our house with even a strong hints, we agreed to the above work, then never saw him ...More again. No one came to check on progress or quality of work nor called to follow up when the work was done. Cigarette butts were left behind and I found one worker urinating in my backyard. I was younger, and just wanted the whole thing done. I wish I had said something at the time. The work was only fair quality at best.
- Patricia M.

Bathroom And Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in Girard, PA

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Absolute Construction & Services Inc

11615 Valley Rd
Union City

Al Black Remodeling

3012 Buffalo Rd
Erie

American Tubs

17940 Ajax Cir

Anchor Home Improvements

1209 Asbury Rd
Erie

Another Estimate LLC

5527 Mill St
Erie

B Davis Enterprises LLC

8370 Wattsburg Rd
Erie

Barckert's Kitchen and Bath

46350 Middle Ridge Rd.

Bay City Millwork

959 West 12th Street
Erie

Bert's Handyman Service

6105 Garries Rd
Erie

Bill Potts Construction

26230 Swift Hill
Cambridge Springs

BMB Flooring Emporium

PO Box 9522
Erie

CARTER LUMBER

2801 AVONIA RD
Fairview

Cassa Electric

209 Wallace St
Erie

Classic Copper Works

9443 Cossey Road

CONCORD PLUMBING & HEATING

116 CLINTON ST
North East

Construction Solutions of Erie

3103 Greengarden Blvd
Erie

CORSI REMODELING

4150 W 32ND ST
Erie

Courson Construction Services

10283 Moses Rd
Springboro

D R WHEELER DESIGN & RMDLNG

10100 SILVERTHORN RD
Edinboro

Decorating Services

3418 Allegheny Rd
Erie

Desantis Builders

3143 W 53rd St
Erie

DiNicola Contracting

3812 Amherst Rd
Erie

Dunn Ryte Payntin & Services

6035 S.Transit Rd #93

East Construction

14603 W. Center Rd
Springboro

GATESMAN HOME IMPROVEMENT

2526 W. 34th St.
Erie

Great Lakes Home Solutions LLC

10722 W Main Rd
North East

Green Granite

Avondale

JANCO CONSTRUCTION INC

1944 W 21ST ST
Erie

K&D Construction

93 Clinton St
North East

KITCHEN VILLAGE

2664 W. 8th Street
Erie

Krahe Brothers Construction

7941 HAMOT RD
Erie

Kral Construction

13389 McClintock Rd
Meadville

Lake Effect Construction

5959 Hillhaven Drive
Erie

LAUGHLIN BUILDERS

8333 EDINBORO RD
Erie

LIBERTY HOME CONTRACTORS INC

13936 ENTERPRISE AVE

M&M Timber Framing

21935 Sutterview Road
Cambridge Springs

McClimans Construction, INC

6717 Townsend Drive
Erie

McGraw Home Improvements

PO Box 291
North East

McKinley Plumbing

P O Box 93
Fairview

Mine All Sell Painting and Home Restorations

19201 Us Hwy 6 & 19
Saegertown

MMS Construction

3933 Oxer Road
Erie

NEO-Waterproofing

529 Front St

One Way Painting Inc

1219 Filmore Ave
Erie

Panko & Sons Construction

7071 US Hwy 6
Linesville

PBW Plumbing & HVAC Inc

1126 West 26th Street
Erie

Pella Windows & Doors

3150 Washington Road
Mcmurray

Peter Hardner & Son Inc

223 W 26th St
Erie

Pilewski Plumbing Inc

7561 West Ridge Rd
Fairview

Presta Contractors Supply

2669 West 16th Street
Erie

R. HOYT CONSTRUCTION

9310 W Main Rd
North East

rauccis Remodeling

329 Ross st
Erie

Red Head Rehabs

1541 N Laurel Avenue

Rent My Husband

1101 E Erie Ave

Rolyn Companies

7 Crozerville Rd
Aston

Ruskov Construction

1950 W 22nd St
Erie

VP Supply Corp - Erie

4818 Peach St.
Erie

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WEIDNER CONTRACTING INC

20698 Hammond Rd.
Corry

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