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"Rich was selected to work on my mother-in-law's bathroom in a 50 year old house. The shower
was leaking, and fixing that meant that" tile work in the shower and throughout the bathroom would be replaced. Rich was chosen over other contractors because we believed that he understood the needs of my mother-in-law and made some great suggestions to convert the bathroom into a much safer and more comfortable room. In particular, she was interested in having the bathroom modified for her needs as she ages. Rich was extremely knowledgeable in making recommendations for a walk-in shower and appropriate height commode and sink with well placed grab bars that meet her needs now and will continue to do so in the future. He helped pick out floor and wall tile, the vanity and top, the shower and sink fixtures, as well as other components. He and his crew were very courteous and considerate and communications were excellent. My mother-in-law is perfectly happy with the new bathroom and enjoyed working with Rich and his crew. We had to wait a few weeks for Rich to start the project because he had to finish other jobs, but I appreciated that he would not take on more work than he believed he could manage. When he did start the project, we felt that we had his full attention and things moved along smoothly. I was so impressed with the work, the professionalism and guidance that Rich provided that I hired him to undertake a more extensive project on my house.

-Phil E.

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"good until he collected the final amount have a board that moves and cracks and makes popping sounds when walked on. his response industry standards. The wood" floor company he uses has f rating have around 10 cracks in the garage floor again says industry standards rude to my wife she asked where do you think would be a good place to put the address on his response its not rocket science told him about the plans and mentioned the other architect he said don't worry about it get a 4000.00 bill from him

-Sonja D.

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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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For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.
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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.

 

Remodeling reviews in Kingsville

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was great communicating with us (email and phone) and coming out to our house and providing guidance and an estimate on our project. His contractors were also great at giving advice on all our options. Turned out that the project could not be completed due to RV dimensions changing causing the scope of the job to increase substantially . We asked
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to cancel the job and he was very understanding and cancelled an order we had placed through him and provided us with a refund. I would not hesitate to hire
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on any future project we would have.
- ANDRES M.
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Do not use this contractor, especially if you have specific timeline and budget in mind.
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was very responsive in submitting competitive quotes and collecting upfront payments but terrible at managing the project and getting it done on time. He lost materials, some never delivered, and my wife and I ended up chasing supplies and managing the work of his crew. If we did not do it it simply would not have been finished. We finished with huge schedule and cost overruns in the end and lots of headache and back
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as well.
- Luisa V.
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Repeat customer and always call
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first for home repairs or improvements. Had damage due to a leaking pipe. After the plumber repaired the pipe, I called
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and got an estimate. Work took less than 2 hours and very professional.
- Jason W.
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came to my house to give me an estimate for repair to a stucco window frame that someone had backed out and hit causing it to break open. There was also a large crack that had buckled years ago on a back wall of the house that had been sealed at the time of the break, but had always looked bad. He cut out the area, checked for any moisture or signs of rotting wood. Luckily he found nothing and verified the site was dry and began the process of repair with a type of tape and stucco. He returned several days later after that had dried, skimmed the finished product. Again several days later a second coat and duplicated the finish of the house and then painted the area feathering into the old finish...there is no way I could tell that the wall had ever been anything but solid and smooth. He did the window surround in short order and looked great.
- Lanette M.
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was on site the next day for an estimate for the work. When contacted relative to awarding them the job they showed up when they said they would and completed the work in one day. Very satisfied with the job. Plan on calling them in the near future for some addition work on my roof.

- PATRICIA S.
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Great experience from start to finish. Agape was very responsive to our inquiries, patient while we made our hiring decision, and extremely helpful in making recommendations for colors, materials, etc. They finished on schedule and there were no cost overruns. The crew showed up on time each day and cleaned up at the end of the day. They were very pleasant to work with and answered all of our questions. We are very happy with the work and will definitely hire Agape again for future projects!
- Daniel D.
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I bought my home as a foreclosure that I live in myself. Needless to say, there were several expensive projects to get my home up to par. My bay window was falling apart and the previous owner did lots of BAD PATCHING on it. These guys transformed my home. I was SO HAPPY with my results.
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took time to do the job RIGHT. My mom, dad and brother kept passing by to check the progress and they are speechless. They gave me a great price and wouldn't even take the "little extra" I was going to add. They showed up on time and took pride it their work. I'd recommend this company to ANYBODY who wants great work and courteous service.
- Thelma P.
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We are selling our home of 16 years in
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. Deferred maintenance was a problem. From my first contact to the present day, I could not have been more happy with the services and personal attention
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gave us. All the workers were professional and personable, and ON TIME!
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answered my phone calls, and paid attention to all my concerns. He really listened and helped me find ways to save money and still make the house beautiful. I would strongly recommend your company to anyone needing construction work. Thank you for making a difficult situation much less stressful!

- Susan H.

Remodeling Contractors in Kingsville, TX

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3 B's Construction

11945 S FM2790 W
Lytle

361 Roof & Remodeling

2822 Countiss Dr
Corpus Christi

A & J Foundation and Construction

3801 Davenport
Schertz

A1 Contractors

P.O. Box 2326
Port Aransas

Agape Painting & Remodel

1021 Shephard Dr.

AHM Construction

14329 CR 1196

AK Utilities

310 Morton St
Richmond

AKA Construction

1130 Greenfield
Corpus Christi

Alaniz Custom Cabinets

642 spid #2
Corpus Christi

Albritton Construction

4018 Claudia Dr
Corpus Christi

All Purpose Services

p.o. box 7961
Corpus Christi

ALLISON FLOORING AMERICA

4400 S PADRE ISLAND DR
Corpus Christi

American Construction And Remodeling

809 E Toledo St
Beeville

Amigos Affordable Home Repair

7613 Everhart Dr
Corpus Christi

ATX Roofing & General Contracting Inc

305 Stone Ridge Dr
Austin

AUSTIN QUALITY REMODELING

912 WINDY SHORES LOOP
Spicewood

BAY CITY PAINT & REMODELING

5741 CRESTHAVEN DR
Corpus Christi

Betancourt Remodeling Services

1746 Kern Dr
Corpus Christi

BOB CARLE

7542 Fred's Folly Dr
Corpus Christi

Buy Polar Insulation

1414 Texas 35 Business
Aransas Pass

C-SIDE DECORATING INC

323 E MARKET ST
Rockport

Cabinet Alternatives Inc

7729 Bay Dr
Corpus Christi

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Copperhead Contracting, Co.

900 Discovery Blvd
Cedar Park

Crawford Contracting

503 Queen Anne
George West

Creations N Concrete

7402 Bourget Dr
Corpus Christi

Custom Home Designs

712 E Sinton St
Sinton

CVVConstruction&Roofing

4833 Saratoga Blvd. po169

CW Construction

300 N. 6th St.
Mcallen

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DL Constuction

Dallanger

Do It All Handyman

10 Bluewater Ln

ELITE PUMPING SVC

2005 N 14TH ST
Kingsville

Energy Home Pros

9310 Broadway St
San Antonio

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Gary's Contracting

1917 Blue Angel
Corpus Christi

Genie Bath Systems

9310 Broadway
San Antonio

GONZALEZ HARDWOOD FLOORS

3929 Carroll Ln
Corpus Christi

GOURLEY CONTRACTORS LLC

4921 Ambassador Row
Corpus Christi

Green Homes South Texas

7113 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio

Ground Zero Storm Shelters

4600 Independence Rd

Hammer Slammer

4933 Dusty Dawn Rd
Corpus Christi

Hammer Slammer

4933 Dusty Dawn Rd
Corpus Christi

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

High Class Construction & Remodeling

4506 Janssen
Corpus Christi

Hometown Services

P.O. Box #21
Corpus Christi

House Cosmetics

914 E Lott Ave
Kingsville

House Rescue Inc

222 W Exchange Ave
Fort Worth

Innovo Renovations

14493 S Padre Island Dr
Corpus Christi

Integrity Contractors & Developers LLC

15201 East Freeway
Channelview

INTERIOR INNOVATIONS

5334 Everhart
Corpus Christi

J Michael Design

PO Box 81154
Corpus Christi

Jacinto Remodeling

329 E. Ave D
Kingsville

Karsch Contracting

1207 Austin St
Portland

La Cuisine Kitchen & Bath Remodelers

4133 Callicoatte Rd.
Corpus Christi

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Locke - Star Inc. -- Star Over Texas

P.O Box 338
Port Aransas

Lotus Construction Inc

Corpus Christi

MAC Repairs & Remodeling

11002 Annaville Road
Corpus Christi

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Manhattan Home Builders

5959 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi

Manny's Woodwork

1224 N. First St.
Robstown

Manny's Woodworking

1224 N 1st St
Robstown

Martinez Remodeling

506 Balboa St.
Corpus Christi

MERRY POPS IN

235 E WILDWOOD DRIVE
Corpus Christi

Metro Self Storage

6001 McArdle Rd
Corpus Christi

Mitchell's Home Repair

2436 Cricket Hollow
Corpus Christi

MR FIX IT

618 5TH STREET
Corpus Christi

Mr Green Landscaping

4846 Gabriel Dr.
Corpus Christi

Nueces Construction

450 University Dr
Corpus Christi

OBrien Remodeling

3636 S Alameda, Ste B
Corpus Christi

Paul & Arturo's Home Repairs

2610 Persimmon St.
Corpus Christi

PCS

1204 W KING AVE
Kingsville

Pineda's Remodeling

1946 Hudson St.
Corpus Christi

Prado's Marble And Granite

127 Seale Rd
San Antonio

Premier Solutions

Corpus Christi

PureTree Renovations & Remodeling

PO Box 71628
Corpus Christi

RADFORD POOL SVC

924 W LEE AVE
Kingsville

RAMCON INC.

5001 Royalton Dr
Corpus Christi

Red Head Rehabs

12004 Hatteras St

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Renaissance Handyman Services

5757 Wooldridge Road
Corpus Christi

REYNA'S POOL SVC

1525 VIRGINIA ST
Kingsville

Robert Oles Custom Painting

4761 Vail
Corpus Christi

Rock Solid Construction

7101 gingerberry dr
Corpus Christi

Rockin' D Services

164 Wood Farm Rd
Huntsville

Rolyn Companies, Inc.

5706 Frederick Ave

Roman Construction

Corpus Christi

Ron Hill

Corpus Christi

Saber-Ellison Builders

108 E San Patricio Ave
Mathis

salinas construction

5424 red rock dr

Shaw Painting And Remodeling

2122 Farm RD 2444
Corpus Christi

Smart Plumbing Inc

PO Box 81429
Corpus Christi

South Central Texas Remodeling, LLC.

13457 Laudie Fox
San Antonio

South Texas Windows & Roofing

7202 Gold Ridge Rd
Corpus Christi

SquareFoot Design Studio

221 S Staples Street
Corpus Christi

Stacy Gallagher

5506 Fox Run Drive
Corpus Christi

Stream Electronics

PO Box 270701

Structure Builders

1302 Camaron St
San Antonio

Sublime Custom Stone LLC

11210 Gordon Rd
San Antonio

T W Yaklin Construction

14613 Powell Dr
Corpus Christi

Tavco

5350 S. Staples
Corpus Christi

TAVCO Construction

5350 S Staples
Corpus Christi

The Dolisters

921 Flower Bluff
Corpus Christi

TMC Construction

7209 Marble Falls Dr
Corpus Christi

TopNotch Home Improvement

5814 Kerry Drive
Corpus Christi

Vega Homes, Inc.

5262 S Staples St
Corpus Christi

Walter's Painting

1645 Airline Road
Corpus Christi

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wrangler Construction

4818 County Road 41
Corpus Christi

xtreme Carpentry

3426 lawnview

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