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"My house was to be a total remodel. I had a duplex that was built in the 50s. It needed extra upgrades, so I shared ideas on how to save on some of the costs by" turning it into a 5br with a wet bar in my lower unit. I pulled the electrical and plumbing permits so he could use his own plumber and electrician. All to cut costs as long as the work passed the city inspection. I was unable to be here to keep my eye on the job. When my insurance company said the house had to be done, it was not done. All of my sinks leak, only the kitchen sink and toilets drain right.the wet bar is completely missing. Three of my windows were covered over without me agreeing to it. My medicine cabinets that the bathrooms had are only mirrors. There are no bars in the two downstairs closets. There is no safety rail to get downstairs. He didn't treat the wood areas that had mold because the mold is coming through the Sheetrock. They left all kinds of garbage in the garage and yard. They also left a hole in my garage wall to use their heater. And the kitchen window above the sink is less than half the size of the original window I had there. There are still holes in the side of my house. Chase did not communicate with me very well. He just walked off without finishing his job after he was paid by State Farm. I would not recommend this company. I just want to be comfortable in my home. But it is not very inhabitable at this time. Oh and he blocked off my large pantry. Tools and overhead lights went missing from my garage, and when they put up the Sheetrock to took away all my power plugs for my garage door openers.

-Lynn C.

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"I did a lot of searching on the web and hunting down referrals before we chose to meet with 3 construction companies. We chose AGA with the intent to test them," and if they passed continue forward with the bathroom remodels... and they did. They did an A+ job. They had great communication with us for the planning phase and during the construction phase and the quality surpassed our expectations. I feel like the hard work I put in to find the right contractor paid off after seeing the result of the remodel.

-Judith K.

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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 Paris

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The contractor was very clear with the pricing structure up front. His team arrived within an hour of the agreed upon time window. They were respectful of my home and property. I was overbilled, initially. This was clarified with an email (thankfully, the receipt was itemized), but it was unsettling.
- Everett L.
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I have contacted this contractor 3 times for 2 different projects just to get a quote. They have promised to call back and one time they set up a date, but they never followed up or showed up. I guess they are too busy for new business.

- Gerald T.
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visited our home to survey the required work. He was very knowledgeable, and made good suggestions on how to coordinate his job in the midst of a roof replacement.
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, Operations Manager, managed the on-site work, and did an outstanding job, especially handling unexpected situations. He reviewed each stage of the work, and was never satisfied until everything was accomplish to my satisfaction. The job foreman,
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, was a super guy, who worked tirelessly to get the details done right. I highly recommend these guys for any type of construction and repair work.
- Michael F.
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I contacted
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Ford from am ad on Craigslist. He calls himself
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. He returned my call later that Friday
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25th 2015. We made an appointment to do bid for Saturday
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26 2015 at 11am. He came to our home, we toured the home to see what we wanted done. He was very friendly and spoke with hubby and I for over 4 hours, you would have thought we all were old friends. He even divulged that he and his wife smoked marijana on a regular bases, which I don't hold against him. He wrote down a quote, we accepted it and asked when he could start, he said Monday
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27th 2015 between 9:30-10:00am. We offered him the job and he accepted. He told me to go to Home Depot and buy samples of paint colors we like, paint 3x3 sections on the walls to see how the colors will look on our walls. My sister and I did this, going back and forth to the store, painting walls at home and by 9:30 pm decided on the colors. That Monday, hubby and I were up and waiting for him to arrive. Time past, I sent him a text, no response. I text and called later that day, no response. I text Tuesday, no response. But, I did notice he was constantly putting post on Craigslist advertising his services and I text him again asking him if you don't want the job, just say so because not responding to us at all and not showing up is just bad business. He still hasn't responded and today is Wednesday. I'm writing this review because I don't want anyone else to have an experience like this with him. He comes off nice and friendly but don't be fooled like we were.
- Rosalyn N.
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The work proceeded without incident and in a timely fashion. These guys are real pros. Honest as well: the final bill came in $500 less than initially estimated because the job was less involved than originally expected.
- charles H.
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seemed very nice, courteous, and professional. He promised to give us his estimate in four days. When we didn't hear from him, we sent a text asking if there was a delay. He replied that his estimate would arrive that evening. Three more days passed without hearing. We sent another text and didn't hear back.
We were so sure he was THE one that we lost a week waiting for a bid that was promised, but never came.

- Victoria D.
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Working with Lowe's Contracting Inc was great. From the time I got a quote to the time the job was complete,
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and his workers were easy to work with and they did their job excellently.
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was upfront about all the costs associated with the job, in my case a new roof. He also explained the process and answered all my questions in a timely manner. I was very impressed with how hard the crew worked on the roof and the job was done right and backed by their warranty. I was on a tight budget but didn't want to sacrifice quality, so after looking as 6 reputable roofing/construction companies, I felt very confident moving forward with Lowe's Contracting because of their competitive pricing, quality product, and
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was enjoyable to work with. I would definitely recommend Lowe's to others and already have.
- Stephen D.
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and his crew are incredibly professional and are meticulous in their work. They arrived early every morning, and left the house cleaner than they found it. The replacement windows were installed not only beautifully, but astonishingly quickly. They cut in for the new installation windows and did a wonderful job there, too. ...More /> We were very impressed with
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and will not hesitate to use them again - in fact, we asked him to add on a bit of work and replace some siding that had been damaged by woodpeckers.
- Mary Beth S.

Remodeling Contractors in Paris, TX

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12 Pitch Roofing and Construction

4500 Williamson Drive
Georgetown

3 B's Construction

11945 S FM2790 W
Lytle

A1 Contractors

P.O. Box 2326
Port Aransas

A1Roofman

PO Box 66

Action Alarm Solutions

PO 560503
The Colony

Advocate Construction Services LLC

9873 Seymour Hwy
Wichita Falls

Affordable Property Services

1026 Private road 3141

Akin Construction

246 Galle Holt Rd
Fredericksburg

Alegria Remodeling

1725 Crestview Dr
Conroe

Amish Cabinets of Texas

301 Wells Fargo Dr
Houston

ASAP Windows & Siding

6401 Burnet Ln
Austin

Attic Breeze

Gatesville

AUSTIN QUALITY REMODELING

912 WINDY SHORES LOOP
Spicewood

B & M CONTRACTING

355 13TH ST SW
Paris

barker construction

po box 388
Grapeland

Big Boys Construction

402 US HWY 62 180 W

Bill Keating Construction

2305 Ridge Rd Ste 207
Rockwall

Bob Martin Construction

906 County Road 3101
Greenville

C-DM Network

1221 Donegal Ln
Garland

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carpenter Solution

6870 Ofczarzak Trail
Somerville

Castletop Roofing & Construction

206 CR 2220
Mount Pleasant

Centex Residential Services

W HWY 190
Copperas Cove

CERVANTES CONTRACTING

3 VAL VERDE RD
Big Spring

CHARLIE'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS

P O BOX 6296
Paris

CHUCK CORFIELD CONSTRUCTION

59 N Chadbourne St
San Angelo

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Construction Concepts of Texas,Ltd.

1902 N Midland Dr
Midland

Cornerstone Construction Services

5518 FM 3019
Winnsboro

Cornerstone Roofing

106 Elizabeth Dr
Horseshoe Bay

Crell Construction

895 Cr 269
Oglesby

Cross Timbers Family Services

1794 N Graham Ave
Stephenville

CUSTOM CREATIONS

202 N HOUSTON ST
Wharton

Custom Masonry

6215 Cool Springs Dr
Arlington

Custom Shutters

811 W Main St

D L Construction

205 Sargent Ave
Ballinger

DEW Renovations/Remodeling

63 CR 34200
Brookston

Dial One Service

911 Carlsbad
Mesquite

DirectBuy of Houston

17939 Interstate 45 South
Shenandoak

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Fashion Floors Carpet One

3300 W. Wall St
Midland

First Choice House Leveling

5800 Clear Springs Rd
Killeen

FIRST CHOICE PUMPING

4497 US HIGHWAY 82 E
Paris

Freedom Quality Heating and Air

1034 E Commerce St
Buffalo

Greater Texas Home Services

207 Deep Woods Ln
Livingston

Ground Zero Storm Shelters

4600 Independence Rd

Guaranteed Roofing & Construction

224 Dirks Dr
Wichita Falls

Guatex Construction Co

Wharton
Wharton

Hammons and Associates Inc.

17160 Rogers Rd.
New Waverly

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

harland construction and electric

12111 st. hwy. 11 west

Henderson Pro Contractors

6202 Iola Avenue
Lubbock

Hill Country Pest Control Inc

305 Lemos St
Kerrville

Historic Builders

PO Box 2236
Fredericksburg

Home Solutions

3904 N John Stockbauer #110 Victoria, TX
Victoria

House Rescue Inc

222 W Exchange Ave
Fort Worth

Ideal Remodeling

Sulphur Springs

Insureall

408 E Marcy Dr
Big Spring

JAM- "Masters in Home Makeovers"

5828 Ashleyanne Circle
Wichita Falls

James Rowland Partners, Inc.

311 FM 3313
Crockett

JB Construction

227 W Strickland St
Del Rio

JET of Texas

P.O. Box 561329
The Colony

Jung Tile & Granite

5208 NE Zac Lentz Pkwy
Victoria

Kirby Whitworth

PO Box 543
Center Point

KLM Construction Co.

1148 Lake View Dr.
Montgomery

LA GRANGE ROOFING

1135 N Von Minden St
La Grange

Latigo Building and Restoration Inc

408 N Llano St
Fredericksburg

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Lauriano's Handyman Service

924 wood way
Richardson

Legacy Builders

PO Box 6153
Huntsville

Legacy Lifts LLC

6556 State Highway 198
Mabank

Lener Handyman Solutions

PO Box 16372
Lubbock

Locke - Star Inc. -- Star Over Texas

P.O Box 338
Port Aransas

LOSS MITIGATION

925 Texas Highway 24
Paris

M & D Construction

13143 Patterson Rd
Iowa Park

M & M Construction & Remodeling

2012 Market St.
Laredo

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Marin's Remodeling

14032 Highweed Dr
El Paso

Melvin Linton Homes LLC.

1007 Lee Ave
Lufkin

Millwood Cabinets LLC

1200 First Monday Ln
Canton

PenCo Construstruction

3704 nw cr 3114
Purdon

PRESTIGE HARDWOOD CONSTRUCTION

7501 TANGLE BRIAR DR
Brownwood

Quality Services

2709 Hwy 176

R&R RESTORATION

504 s 7th
Kenedy

Ray's Construction

300 Private Rd 2003
Bagwell

Red Fern Woodwork & Renovation

1000 East Blue Bell rd.
Brenham

Red Head Rehabs

12004 Hatteras St

Red River Acoustics

4701 Catalina Drive
Wichita Falls

Rolyn Companies, Inc.

5706 Frederick Ave

Southern Doorways

Copperas Cove

Superior Home Insulation

1619 Spruce St
Texarkana

T & M Contractors

6448 E. Highway 290
Austin

Tanner Construction

3520E FM 1161
East Bernard

TileNTx4U

278 CR 2500
Bonham

TRENCH Builders, LLC

7848 Terry St
Fort Worth

Tri Star Roofing

PO Box 51635
Midland

Tri-County Home Repair

1353 20th N.E.
Paris

Trusted Restore

12407 N MOPAC
Austin

Value My Stuff

445 Park Avenue

VCS

2080 Enzie Dr

Villanueva Carpentry

4433 Joyce Circle

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100
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