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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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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.

 

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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!

Remodeling reviews in Johnson City

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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.
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.

Remodeling Contractors in Johnson City, TN

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4 Him, LLC

PO Box 7592

5H Brand Construction

635 Toll Branch RD
Johnson City

A Place for Everything Closets

512 Rock Springs Rd
Kingsport

A TO Z CLEANING FIRE & WATER

138 CUYLER WILLEE RD
Johnson City

ALL RITE Construction Inc.

501 Brookside Dr
Kingsport

Alliance Home Improvements

PO Box 191
Chuckey

Almond Blue Painting & Concrete

1360 Holyoke St.
Kingsport

ANDY ON CALL

5025 BOBBY HICKS HWY
Johnson City

Bath Planet of the TriCities

2501 W Market St
Johnson City

Benchmark Contracting Inc

432 Kitzmiller Rd
Johnson City

BILLY JACK GRINDSTAFF PAINTING

1205 EDGEWOOD ST
Johnson City

Botanica Lawn and Landscapes

288 Ridgeway Dr
Blountville

Brents Siding

23350 Young Dr

Brian Stewart

352 cecil davis rd
Greeneville

BULLA & RAY CONSTRUCTION

3 S FOXXBOROUGH LN
Johnson City

BULLA QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

1214 LINCOLN AVENUE EXT
Johnson City

C & R Painting & Remodeling

516 Bowmantown Rd
Telford

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carroll Development

PO Box 3571
Johnson City

Chad Henry Construction

1806 Fairway Dr
Johnson City

Champion Window of Johnson City

105 Klm Dr
Johnson City

Cheryl Smith Trim Carpentry Inc

35 Lee Shelton Ln
Afton

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Conner Unlimited

308 S. Barton Street
Johnson City

Cornerstone Designs Build Group, Inc.

4 Red Bush Ct.
Johnson City

Curts Handyman Service

581 Hwy 91
Elizabethton

CUSTOM CREATIONS FOR YOUR HOME

2909 Newton St.
Johnson City

custom renovations

3011 Princeton Rd
Kingsport

cwshandyhands

2601 JOHN B DENNIS HWY
Kingsport

DAVID C STANLEY LLC

4604 HWY 421
Bristol

David Rinner Remodeling

126 Guy Erwin Rd
Erwin

DB GENERAL CONTRACTOR

PO BOX 605
Johnson City

Debord Construction

1407 Woodmont Dr
Johnson City

Designed Construction Variations

173 Matson Road
Jonesborough

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Diversified Building Group

2909 East Oakland Avenue Suite 102
Johnson City

don's home repair

15159 turkey ln

Double E Construction

106 Oak Rd
Bristol

Eagle Ridge Designs

504 Richey Place

Eric Thompson Home Improvements

179 Bart Greene Dr.
Johnson City

ETR INC

100 LAMAR AVE
Johnson City

Excel Building & Development

931 SW Grand Reserve Blvd

Excellence In Tile Inc.

644 S Elm Avenue
Erwin

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Firm Foundation Construction

1140 Fallen Leaf Dr.
Johnson City

Foster's Painting & Tile

2370 carolina ave
Bristol

Fox Custom Homes LLC

655 Hollow Rd
Afton

franklin radcliff

Jonesborough

G&J Interiors

510 Godsey Rd
Bristol

GASTEIGER PLUMBING

1315 E OAKLAND AVE
Johnson City

Greg Ferguson

124 Edwards Ln
Jonesborough

Ground Zero Storm Shelters

4600 Independence Rd

Guys Roofing Service

6123 E. Glenhomes Drive
Memphis

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

HandiMax Handyman

150 Liberty Way
Greeneville

Handyman Connection

1736 W Park Center Drive

Handyman Xpress

289 Bethel Dr
Bristol

HART HOME IMPROVEMENTS

117 HILLS AVE
Johnson City

Heads Up Home Repair

114 green ln
Limestone

Hicks Construction Co

233 Hidden Valley Rd
Kingsport

Higgins Home Improvements

191 Woodlyn Rd
Johnson City

Home Maintenance Freedom Inc

166 Glory Ct
Jonesborough

Honey Do Service of Kingsport

3196 E Stone Dr
Kingsport

House Doctors Tri Cities

3730 Kimrod Dr
Johnson City

HP Metal Fabrication

4280 Henninger Court

J & J Construction

PO Box 792
Church Hill

JACKSON INTERIOR DESIGN

1605 BLOUNTVILLE BLVD
Blountville

JDH Specialty Contractors

PO Box 1022
Johnson City

Jeremy A. Hobbs Contracting, LLC

4312 Orebank Rd
Kingsport

Joe Buchanan Construction

142 richard childress rd

John's Son's Home Repair

3607 Kimrod Dr
Johnson City

Jon Harvey Builder

Johnson City

Josh Monroe Construction

117 Millstone Dr
Johnson City

Josh Monroe Construction

117 Millstone Dr
Johnson City

Just Junk It

PO Box 923
Jonesborough

Kitchen Tune-Up

560 Fieldcrest Rd
Blountville

Lake View Construction

1055 PIERCETOWN RD
Butler

Lake View Construction

1055 Piercetown Rd
Butler

Landmark Corporation

935 N State of Franklin Rd
Johnson City

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

LawMar Construction

122 Jk Gray Ln
Johnson City

Litespeed Construction Inc

110 South Central St.
Knoxville

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

MARTY'S ELECTRIC

112 E Myrtle Ave
Johnson City

McKinney Home Improvement

771 rangewood road
Piney Flats

Mendez Home Improvement

421 Minga Rd
Kingsport

Mickey Blevins Construction Co

190 Spurgeon Ln
Blountville

Mr. Bid

2878 orchard lake road

Mr. Fix-It Home Improvements & Bath Masters

1829 Fort Robinson Dr
Kingsport

New World Remodeling

1651 Georgia Ave
Bristol

Old South Ironworks Inc

PO Box 8181
Johnson City

One Call Bristol

540 Meadow Dr

Paul Graham Construction

406 e unaka ave
Johnson City

PHG Custom

125 Stonehenge
Bristol

Positive Environments LLC

1513 Chickees St
Johnson City

Precision Home & Office Improvement

115 lynnview cir
Elizabethton

Project Solutions

284 Bandy Rd
Greeneville

Pugh Remodeling

5571 Highway 118
Piney Flats

QE Restoration LLC

4816 Harpeph Peytonsville Road
Thompson Station

Ray Christian Metal Roof Installer

110 Stockton Rd
Chuckey

Reliable Building Services Inc

511 Park St
Greeneville

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

RJR Construction

330 Old Cooks Valley Rd
Kingsport

Robin Carden Construction

404 E Mountian View Rd #406
Johnson City

Rock Solid StoneWorks

665 Bancroft Chapel Road
Kingsport

Roller's Paint'ng and General Repair's

2306 East Lakeview Drive
Johnson City

Rolyn Companies

561 Thornton Road

RON HICKMAN

Bristol

Snowden's Siding Roofing & Window Co Inc

191 Woodlyn Rd.
Johnson City

SOUTHERN WOODSHOP

2052 FORT ROBINSON DR
Kingsport

Stacy's Carpet Cleaning/Smokebusters

145 Wilson Ave
Elizabethton

STERLING WINDOW SYSTEMS INC

Tri-Cities
Bristol, Kingsport, & Johnson City

Superior Home Improvement

428 Porter Lake RD
Spring City

Suretech Construction

112 Horseshoe Cir
Johnson City

T Delayne Builders

3305 Bailey Ranch Rd
Kingsport

Teka Building & Development, LLC

2501 W Market Street
Johnson City

The Fix It Company

3242 MIDDLE CREEK RD
Afton

The Honey Do Service of Johnson City

3692 W Market St
Johnson City

TMP Construction Services LLC

169 Brookdale Dr
Johnson City

Tommy Garrett

1714 Pittstown Rd.

Tr-City Scan & Cancer Center

1009 N State Of Franklin Rd
Johnson City

Tracy Brummett Construction

PO Box 168
Blountville

Tri-Cities Investment Properties (TCIP)

135 Anderson Road
Johnson City

TRY-PAS REMODELING

3 LIMITED CENTRE ST
Johnson City

V A JOHNSON PAINTING

505 Siler Pl
Elizabethton

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WAYNE GOUGE REMODELING

111 CUYLER WILLEE RD
Johnson City

WEATHERGUARD CARPORTS

2507 PLYMOUTH RD
Johnson City

Whiteley Property Preservation

209 Horseshoe Bend Rd
Jonesborough

Whittington Construction Company Inc

102 Daniels Way
Johnson City

Winchester's Quality Flooring

110 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton

Winkler Contracting Inc

147 Pecanwood Dr
Jonesborough

Xtreme Painting

6248 Kingsport Hwy.
Gray

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