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"Served as general contractor for complete kitchen remodel. Cabinets, tile, and appliances were at an additional cost. The project took 2 1/2 months and the owner" was rude throughout the process. If there were changes or deficiencies, he would complain or debate with me. Cabinets were purchased through Lowes and not reviewed thoroughly at beginning of project so additional parts were ordered as needed causing the project to be delayed. In addition, there were 5 other jobs being done by the contractor at the same time so the limited crew would sometimes show up for a couple of hours or not at all. It was impossible to get the furniture moved back into the room after the tile was done and once paid, they never showed up again to correct some deficiencies. In conclusion, the cost of $42,000 seemed excessive for the job done.

-Stacey S.

"All went as
said it would go. They always let us know expectations and schedules, or if any change in plans." We had a slight issue with our yard being torn up by sub contractor, but
came out and rectified the issue themselves.
are great to work with. They even did our bathroom remodel a year ago and did a great job with that as well. We will use them for any future remodel needs.

-Renae H.

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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.


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.


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.


Garage Building reviews in Chattanooga


Pretty much every single thing you'd expect from a professional contractor was not there with
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. It started with him not answering calls, texts, messages, emails for the first month when he was supposed to start the project so it started a month late. The unresponsiveness continued throughout the whole project. Consistently overpromised and underdelivered on time frame. Always trying to cut corners, caught him multiple times attempting to forego things he was contracted to do including installing 100 amp electric service instead of 200 amp as well as not replacing old pipes he was supposed to remove and replace. The quality of the work is lacking. Project ended 6 months after
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promised and 4 months after deadline. Literally a nightmare to work with and deal with. NEVER HIRE THIS MAN!
- Tyler G.

The contractor communicated regularly during the process, showed up when they said they would and provided quality product and services as promised. Job was completed a week before promised date! Was a pleasure working with this contractor.
- Mary Ellen M.

Very pleased with the level professionalism that MN works by... They were there to answer my questions no matter how big or small! I will definitely give them a call back for future work. It was a pleasure
- Kate M.

Chattanooga Garage Builders Provider Name Locked
craftsman (
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) is highly talented, skilled and experienced. He worked with us to decide on what we really wanted then built it over a four day period. Currently they have two skilled handymen and are interviewing to hire a third. Each will operate with a fully equipped van.
The franchise owner came by the job each day.
- Earl S.

Great. The structure is well built. The delivery process easy and professional. I'm very pleased
- Abe H.

It was great. I have used this provider in the past for several projects and have been well pleased. If I need future contracting services, I will certainly use this provider. He is honest, trustworthy and does quality work.
- Kay B.

He did a good job. The only thing I would say is I asked if a permit is needed. He said no. The electrician I have hired asked if I had a permit. I said no and the electrician said it would have to be torn down. The city requires a certain square footage to have a permit. I called him to tell him what I found out. I went back and filed a zoning permit.
- Angela C.

Came on time and got the shed installed in about 2 hours. Started with blocks and shims and then put the floor down. Sides and roof went up quickly.
I will check after 6 months to make sure the shed is still level and has not settled.
- Michael B.

Garage Builders in Chattanooga, TN

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A & A Mobile Magic

9121 Potomac Dr

ABC Remodeling LLC

2630 E Main

Absolute Home Improvements

4220 McDonald Rd.

Access Door Company

7335 Hixson Pike

Adobe Enterprises

5371 Fredonia Rd

Affordable Cabins & Sheds

4941 Highway 411

Affordable Home Improvements

2385 Varnell Road SW

All American Construction

285 Glenn Wade Dr

Always By Code electric, Inc

718 Thompson Ln.

Antidote Professional Corp

436 Frazier Ave

Anytime Property Maintenance

6002 B Ramsey Forgey Rd.

Appalachian Design & Build, LLC

3410 Sleepy Hollow Rd

Athens Barn Center & UHaul

613 Congress Pkwy N

Balloon Haven & Gift Basket

625 Hwy 72
South Pittsburg

BMC Renovations

2931 N Marble Top Road

Bravo Construction

6222 Celtic Dr

Bryan Pritchard Homes

7126 Garfield Rd

Burell Built Exteriors LLC

8504 McKenzie Ln

Chattanooga Hardscapes, LLC

7912 E. Brainerd Rd.

Citadel Construction

PO Box 214

Conrad Contracting

1135 Ohio ave

Core Remodeling

19 Dowlen Rd


Mc Donald

Crockett Construction

189 county road 704

Custom home improvement

5401 mulberry st

Cut-Rite Lawn Service

3907 Kellys Ferry Rd


1042 Forest Dr SE

Dimas Construction Services

2410 J Mack Circle

Disaster Master

4605 Shawhan Rd

Electrical Services

249 Wheeler Dam Road

Embark Project Services LLC

6234 Perimeter Dr

Evans Garage Door

2520 20th Street NE

F B Mull Construction Co.

510 medlin rd nw

Four Bridges Construction

1120 houston street

Fowler Homes Inc.

118 Riverwatch Ct

Gaddy Family Builders

P.O.Box 5292

Germano Wine Cellars

1331 Carters Creek Pike

Green Form Contractors

2301 E 28

GreenForm Construction

2301 E 28th St

Guinn Yarber Tree Service

14th Ave

Hancock Construction

1026 Graysville Road

Happy Home Repairs

3408 Clayton Ave Ext


1808 Jenkins Rd

Highpoint Construction LLC

6229 Tallant Rd.

Hillcrest Homes

171 Baylor School Rd

HL Construction

260 9th Street SE


PO Box 4405

Honey Do List


House to home

PO Box 2354


327 Cherokee Blvd., PO Box 4954

Integrity Home Developers, LLC

11249 Blair Rd.

J Brewer and Associates

603 Ely Rd


29 wheeler ave.

Kaye Construction

302 W 6th St

Kimsey Sutton Construction

PO Box 4
Mc Donald

Kitchens Galore

5950 Junaluska Rd

Maven Group LLC

4434 Byrd Ave

McCoy Homes

7550 E Brainerd Rd

McNulty Residental Construction Inc

P.O.Box 28405

Mountain View

12596 Main St.

Mountaintop Construction LLC

118 Lee Pkwy

Mr. Handyman of Chattanooga

4295 Cromwell Road

N-Law Construction

1001 Bryant rd

Patrick Construction and Remodeling

1610 Sun Ray Dr.

Pearl Construction & Design

1530 Kirby Avenue

phillip's handyman services

9871 smithmorgan road

Prestige Roofing Company

1871 Slaughter Road

Raines Brothers, Inc.

1040 E. Main St.

Renovation Headquarters

Servicing Your Area

RetroFoam of Alabama

7002 Lynnfield Drive SE



Rick Boyd Home Improvement

3310 Toestring Valley Rd
Spring City

RNR Construction.

6121 shallowford rd STE 101

Ronnie Bull Construction

1508 Boy Scout RD

Ross Construction Services LLC

103 Hickory Hill Dr
Estill Springs





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Stamey's Roofing & Remodeling

252 Peace St.

Steve's Handyman Service

532 Raspberry Rd

Swafford Construction

711 Brookfield Ave

Tennessee Valley Home Improvements

7315 Lee Highway

The Ready Family

1523 E 27th St

TOP DOGZ Roofing

117 Pledger Street

Turn2Us Handyman Services

PO Box 772

TWC Trim Carpentry, Remodeling & Siding

400 Direct Connection Drive

W Rondon Construction

6114 Bonny Oaks Dr

William H Fryar Inc

6308 Hwy 58

Xpert Lawn Engineering

210 Barnett Village Dr

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