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"From the beginning,
was very collaborative, getting our (sometimes vague) impressions and requests, and giving us options. He was flexible" in allowing us to get our own appliances, and taking delivery even though he had not ordered them. He did the work mostly as explained. There were some delays caused by illness and so forth, but the work was completed in substantially the promised schedule, and, most importantly,
took care to minimize the time dueing whihc teh kitchen would not be usable; for example by carefully timing counter template and the other components, and by installing a temporary sink between the old counter was demolished and the time the new counter was installed. We had a glitch in which
showed that he is responsible and trustworthy: our faucet (a fancy German one with a filter) was either faulty or badly installed;
took it upon himself to talk to the manufacturer and to the dealer, replacing various parts over several weeks (involving several trips from his base that is not so close) and then finally prevailing upon the parties to replace my faucet with a completely different one, that he installed, at no additional cost to me.

-Juan L.

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"We contacted
because a few of our friends had a positive experience with him. During the planning phase, he listened to our needs and made" some great suggestions that we ended up going with. We had some challenges with figuring out how to design the roof lines to fit with our 2nd floor windows. Other contractors we looked at couldn't come up with a way. He was able to come up with a fantastic solution. His quote was very competitive/fair. He took us to some porches he had built in the past. Being open to showing us some past jobs went a long ways. The workmanship and quality were excellent. We particularly liked his work crew who had been with him for years (this is important because in the end, that is who does most of the work). They were polite and did quality work. We liked the fact that the work area was spotless at the end of each day.
stopped by at least daily to check on the progress, quality and our satisfaction. When we pick a contractor we also pick "the person".
is a quality person and we continue to see him around town and enjoy his company. We highly recommend

-Michael A.

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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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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!
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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.

 

Home Remodeling reviews in Mount Cobb

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They did a great job. They are responsive and listen to customers concern. I will definitely use their service again.
- Carmencita S.
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All went well, Doggers made a relatively good job in communicating with me promptly, there was a time where I did feel left out of the loop but only due to a
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lack of communication. I did my research when deciding which contactor I wanted to go with, and I
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say these guys did not disappoint me. I already have another contracted project with them for a different property in the works, I will post an update when its finished.
- michael C.
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Basically rebuilt a very large patio wooden structure and repainted same.
Painted main house trim and back house.
Replaced outdoor lights with
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Repaired stucco wall and repainted same.
All workmen very pleasant and professional.
Small extra repairs or painting done without fuss or extra charge....More /> Work started and completed when promised.
Recommended most highly.

- Lewis G.
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not punctual, one day say he would be here in the morning, did not come until the afternoon, said he was with his son's real estate agent dickering about $50.00 on a foreclosed home. Uncomfortable with his saying it took 1 1/2 hours to go to
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to buy paint supplies, have four cans of paint mixed into one large tub and buy 4 more gallons of paint. Called two different SW stores and each person I spoke with said at most, would maybe take 1/2 hour. called and cancelled any further work.
- Mary L D.
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Based on the very positive reviews found on Angie's list, my wife called
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on March 9th to requests an estimate. We were told they could be out the next day to look at master bath and work up estimate. The next morning my wife called back to advise we would be out for just a bit in the morning but that if there was no answer at the home number we had left the day before, to please call her on her cellphone so that we could come straight back home. We never received a return call (at either the home or cell phone number) and no one ever showed ..
I thought we would give this company the benefit of the doubt but now a week has gone by with no further response from the company. We could perhaps understand if one contact number was inadvertently misplaced, but two ???
- Edgar M.
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I was in need of a few small projects for my new home and contacted
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. After multiple attempts at trying to get someone on the phone I left several messages. Almost two weeks later, someone finally called me back and scheduled a date and time to come to my house to give me a quote. Of course, no one ever showed up. It was raining pretty bad that day so I anticipated that
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might be late or not able to make it, so I called again (no one picked up of course) and I left a message asking if someone would still be making it and if not, if they would at least call me back so I could re-schedule. Its been a few weeks now, and no response still.
If you want someone's business, pick up your phone and return your calls.
- Palak P.
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They were very professional. The guys working here were very nice, which is a bonus when you have people in your home for a few weeks. The end result looks great and they completed the work on time. We are very happy with the results.
- Angie F.
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Timely and complete. Answered all questions and made appropriate arrangements as necessary. Thoroughly cleaned up afterwards and put down furniture and floor protection over all areas as appropriate.
- James H.

All Remodeling Contractors in Mount Cobb, PA

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A & B Sunrooms and Remodeling LLC

1325 N River St
Plains

A&C Home Improvement

Po box 176
Pocono Lake

Able Hands Inc

144 Main St
Peckville

ADVANCED BUILDERS

137 PARNELL ST
Pittston

Affordable Construction Services

1123 Layton Rd
Clarks Summit

ALAMO HOME IMPROVEMENT

111 ELMWOOD DRIVE
Albrightsville

ALL SEASONS POOLS & SPAS

611 MAIN RD
Dallas

Amoroso Quality Contracting

2553 Tacoma Dr
Blakeslee

AR-Tech

39 Rte 435
Gouldsboro

B squared construction

19 green street
Edwardsville

Backus Construction

550 Main St
Archbald

Brian Young Renovations LLC

145 S Lincoln Ave
Scranton

Budget Bathrooms

PO BOX 95
Greentown

Burke Construction LLC

1410 Spruce St
Stroudsburg

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Callahan Construction

71 main st
Pittston

Capitol Innovation

1660 Wyoming Ave
Scranton

Carefree Renovations & Maintenance LLC

HC 1 Box 96
Albrightsville

Centric Builders LLC

221 Pierce Street

CFK Home Building and Renovations

128 Abbott St
Wilkes Barre

Charter Crown

Mountain Top

Choice Home Repair

749 Harrison Ave
Scranton

CML Renovations

536 Boulevard ave.
Dickson City

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Craig Stiles

122 Beech Grove Rd
Honesdale

delplatos remodeling

819 n pennsylvania ave
Wilkes Barre

Derman Associates LLC

PO Box 4256
Wyoming

DESIGN & DRAFTING

BOX 83
Blakeslee

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

EmmettbyDesign LLC

153 Upper Green Hill Road
Kunkletown

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Father & Son Construction

136 Crawford Rd
Sweet Valley

First General Services of NE

31 Ruddle St
Wilkes Barre

FRANK VITUCCI GENERAL CONTRACTOR

702 GEORGE ST.
Scranton

Fuller Contracting

RR 2 Box 2377
Factoryville

Garfield Beynon Home Inspection

1746 Wyoming Ave
Scranton

Garvin Construction

919 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton

Gary Snipes Construction

80 stonewood drive
Jermyn

Gennaro`s Property Management LLC

6263 Park Place
Tobyhnanna

Gerard Lombardi

100 Erie St
Moosic

GPG CONSTRUCTION

107 OLDRIDGE RD
Archbald

H2Pro Restorations

243 Mine Bank Rd
Wellsville

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

House Doctors

239 Main St
Dickson City

HUDAK WATERPROOFING

601 N MAIN ST
Taylor

Humphreys Contracting & Home Improvement

33 Mt. Crest Dr.
Lake Ariel

J & M Construction

6391 State Route 654 # 2
Williamsport

Jamms Constructions

1108 Birkbeck St
Freeland

JC Contracting

40 Linestown Rd
Willow Street

JCR Home Repair

122 Charles Street

JEFF DAROJA HOME IMPROVEMENT

205 CHRISTOPHER WAY
Hawley

joe dougher masonry

1214 n main ave
Scranton

joe dougher masonry

1214 n main ave

JOHN STEMPHOSKI Home Improvement Contractor

14019 SPRING DR
Clarks Summit

Just Cabinets Furniture & More

1790 N. Keyser Ave.
Scranton

Kenneth Burger Contracting

316 Main Street
Peckville

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Liberty Homes Custom Builders

P.O. Box 260
Pocono Lake

M & B Contractors Inc.

P.O. Box 1840
Albrightsville

M & M Tile & Woodworking

47 Birkett St.
Carbondale

M to Z

410 WEST8TH ST
Westwyoming

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

MALISHCHAK BROTHERS INC

104 PARK ST
Nanticoke

Mellon Certified Restoration

436 S Lansdowne Ave
Lansdowne

MHW Construction, LLC

1006 Sunset Ave
Clarks Summit

Michael Therriault Contracting

PO Box 357
Blakeslee

Mr. Bid

2878 orchard lake road

Musto Drywall

Saylorsburg

NORELLA WOODWORKING

Applewood
Carbondale

Northeast Home Improvement

2724 Ledge Drive
Clarks Summit

On Call Constructiom

155 Stapleton Est
Factoryville

Paramount Painting Company

257 Filbert Avenue

PEI Enterprises Inc.

201 S. Blakely St. 309 / PO Box 374
Dunmore

Perez Design Build Remodel LLC

611 S State St
Clarks Summit

Pete Martinez Contracting

163 Brier Crest Rd

Picture Perfect Home Improvements

222 Jackson St
Thompson

Pittsman Consruction

324 North Main Street
Archbald

Pocono Home Exteriors

111 Laurel Ln
Blakeslee

Pocono Home Inspections

PO. Box 2179
Pocono Pines

Pro Restoration Co

PO Box 4252
Bethlehem

R & S Home Improvements

7250 State Route 374
Union Dale

Rasieleski Construction Co

133 S Washington
Taylor

RB Construction

480 Scott Street
Wilkes-Barre

Rebath Northeast Inc

934 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

ReVive Resources LLC

Scott Township

Robert T Benson Painting & Restoration

143 Carol Dr
Clarks Summit

Robert W Heh Jr Construction

218 Alpha Dr.
Stroudsburg

Rolyn Companies

7 Crozerville Road
Aston

Rolyn Companies, Inc.

5706 Frederick Ave

Rudis Enterprises, L.L.C.

1924 Lafayette St
Scranton

SB Home Improvements

532 Boulevard Ave
Dickson City

SCRANTON CRAFTSMAN INC

930 DUNMORE ST
Scranton

Shamrock Construction

141 S Fillmore Ave
Scranton

SLENZAK CONSTRUCTION

1307 BEECH RD
White Haven

SNS Remodeling

1300 Flat Rock Road
Forest City

Sollenne Homes

845 Goose Pond Rd
Lake Ariel

Spess Construction

935 Park Ave
Shavertown

stan romansky contracting

105 pine grove rd
Newfoundland

Stoss & Company Drywall Finishing LLC

1205 Mount Zion Road
Pittston

Struggle Builders & Home Remodeling

Mount Poconos
Albrightsville

Sudo Construction

5 Waterford Road
Clarks Summit

Swatt Construction

301 Washington Ave.
Jermyn

T and T Home Repair

10 SIniawa Drive
Archbald

The Handy Man Can

400 1st St
Weatherly

Trees to Keys, LLC

Rte 106 Box 25
Carbondale

Triple E Builders

410 Gravity Rd
Lake Ariel

UNLIMITED ENTERPRISES

569 EASTON TPKE
Lake Ariel

Vitucci Lawncare & Landscaping

538 Washington Ave
Jermyn

W.Rick Construction

85 Munson road

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

William Hicks Construction

69 SPRING BROOK TWP
Spring Brook Twp

Ye Olde Village Workshop, LLC

113 Golf Drive
Mountainhome

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