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We had a great experience with
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in building a bedroom, closet, 1/2 bath and storage room in basement. We had a very specific timeline to work with, and
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bent over backwards to accommodate these deadlines. The bathroom took creativity to work around the various pipes and
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took it all in stride. He was easy going and easy to work with. As one friend observed, "It's too good of a tape job; I can't find any studs".
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is willing to take on both small and large jobs. Recommended.
- Kathleen R.
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was on time, professional, and a gentleman of the old school. Work was perfect. It is like I have a brand new house. Also we had a party last weekend for 25. Boy did we get the compliments!!
- William P.
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When we contacted
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to discuss installing a backyard patio, he was very proactive in making a plan and giving us an estimate on our project. We decided to proceed with a two-tiered concrete patio with acid-stain finish. The surface texture was to have large circular fan brush strokes.
We researched online and provided
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with a picture of a patio color that we liked. We were put in contact with the company that he subcontracted the job to. We thought this was strange and ended up meeting with the subcontractor with and without the presence of
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as we prepared to get the job underway.
The concrete was poured in May 2012. We had to wait for a month for the concrete to cure before the stain was applied. We were happy with the result and paid our balance in full. Fast forward to January 2013. After a big snow, I looked out the window to the patio so see that the "stain" had chipped off in large chunks all over the entirety of the patio's surface. I took photos and sent
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a text message with images attached. He was shocked that this happened and said as soon as the weather premitted he would send out his subcontractor to fix the issue. I contacted
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many times throughout the spring and was put off multiple times. I was then, again, redirected to communicate with his subcontractor. The subcontractor told me that he informed
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that the finish we requested was not a good choice for the weather conditions in Indiana.
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failed to mention this to us. After reviewing the contract that we had with
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, and then the subcontractor providing the contract that he had with
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, we realized that
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had different surface finishes in each contract. What he discussed and agreed to with us was different than what he agreed to with the subcontractor. The subcontractor came out and did a quick fix of spraying some stain over the chipped areas to try to improve the appearance for a birthday party we had scheduled.
I ended up in a situation of hearing from
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that the subcontractor was lying and didn't preform satisfactory work. Meanwhile, since I was constantly having to communicate directly with the subcontractor he was informing me that
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failed on his part to properly understand the project and accurately relay critical information to us in an attempt to keep us happy. Eventually the subcontractor wanted to wash his hands of the situation and cut us a check for what it would cost to refinish the patio surface.
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then hired another subcontractor to come to refinish the patio surface. We then gave him the sum of money that we were given by the original subcontractor to give to new subcontractor to refinish surface.
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put us off all summer, promising us dates that th job would be completed and then making excused for not following through. His subcontractor, who, once again we had to meet with, came to do job in NOVEMBER 2013. This included sanding off the circular fan brush stroke surface texture that was included in our contract. A new stain was applied and sealed. We were relatively satisfied with the job considering we were giving up the texture we wanted and how long this fiasco had been drawn out. Fast-forward to December 2013 (one month later). The stain is peeling off again. We send
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images. He comes to look at it. Says we will fix it in the spring. I never hear from him. I have to contact him multiples times. Finally he sends the subcontractor out to reseal the patio. He did not restain as was discussed and required to fix the problem. He slopped on 2 coats of sealer back to back. When I arrived home the patio was covered in bubbles. Large bubbles created from the sealer he put on. The following day(that I was told we could walk of it) I went to patio and Large bubbles had dried in place all over the patio surface. The sealer crunched under my feet. It crumbled and started peeling immediately! I text
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with photos. He says he's going to send his subcontractor over to look at it and fix it. He just sloppily applied another coat of sealer over chipping sealer that was applied over chipping stain.
The patio now looks worse than ever.
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now refuses to answer or return our calls or respond to our text messages. This has been going on for 2 1/2 years! I am livid with the way he has handled all of this. It has caused much upset and stress and we have moved our pation furniture on and off the patio on too many occasions to count. THe only way to fix the stain and sealer issue is to further sand the surface of the patio and start over. We have told
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we are no longer interested in his "fixing" our patio. We would like a refund of the money paid for a job that was never completed. At this point we are so frustrated with the situation and his complete lack of professionalism that I want nothing to do with him coming again to my property. I want my money back. I want to hire a real professional who knows his own trade to complete a job that is promised. I don't want to be in contact with his subcontractors. I did not hire them! I hired
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to do this job. HUGE mistake that I regret everyday that I go outside and look at that patio.
- Brittany D.
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Here's the deal with
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and his company. They provide B/C level work at an A price. If you are a perfectionist (i.e. want all you doors to close correctly and think they should do a semi-decent paint job) then this is not your company. If you just need something cheap, quick and you won't look too closely at the craftsmanship, then this is absolutely the place!
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is nice. He is a salesman. He will promise you the moon. And then only shows up when he wants to collect money. I did not like the fact that he showed up to collect a significant progress payment on day 2 of a two week job. And was chomping at the bit/pressuring to get the final check even as his guys were working still in
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. We had done a walk-through and put tape on items to be fixed. They pretty much just walked through and took off the tape markers and told us that "when the paint dried" the spots would be better. They also ran out of paint (after
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had collected his check but had PROMISED they would finish) so they left promising to come back. After several phone calls through the next month, we finally got someone to come back. He only brought one color with him and couldn't even finish all the painting because he hadn't brought enough.
We had some ups and
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and we finally walked away tired of fighting to get them to come finish. Someone in an earlier review mentioned holding money in an account to be given 2 weeks after completion. I think that's a great idea. Let all the paint dry before handing over that final check!
- Kathryn S.
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was very responsive and came right away to help solve some basement water issues. His crew started work right away and did an excellent job. They did an extensive amount of concrete work for a VERY good price.
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even offered a discount if we could begin work right away.
The quality of the work was very good. The flooring was installed very nicely with no seams or awkward transitions. The concrete was also done very well. All of the workers were prompt, worked hard, and kept the jobsite clean.
- Kiki D.
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The work went very well. Guy was responsive to the initial request to come out and provide an estimate. He arranged a time, was on time for the appointment, and provided his proposal in the time promised. He made suggestions about the design of the project, including helping us to create a larger room than we had planned originally, so that we could fit in a pool table. He also took plenty of time to explain his suggestions for the design and the materials and to answer our questions. His proposal was not the least expensive we received, but was within a range that we felt was reasonable based on estimates from other providers. In the end, we chose him because we felt that he was someone we could work with.
He explained when he would be able to start the job based on his other ongoing projects, and stated clearly exactly what we needed to do to be ready, and by when. He kept us posted throughout the process, and completed the job in a reasonable amount of time. The workmen were pleasant and kept the mess to a minimum.
We wanted to do our own painting, which is unusual, but he worked with us so that we could do that and save a little money.
One of the windows that was installed was defective, and he took care of ordering and installing the replacement.
He was always responsive to any questions in person or over the phone, and would get back to us quickly if we had to leave a message.
Overall it was a pleasant experience, and the work was very well done. We are happy with our finished room.
- Dorothy C.
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1Matt and his coworker were professional, respectful and hardworking. They checked and rechecked all doors for proper installation and had us check everything along with them and explained what they were doing and why. ANY QUESTIONS were answered and they cleaned up after they were through sweeping and vacuuming. Very pleasant workers and we are having them back in SEPTEMBER to create a playroom/family room and bathroom in our basement.
- Carol A.
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The area in which the construction was to be done was full of "storage" items. Having recently broken my ankle, I was challenged to move the various storage items. J & T stepped up to the task and offered to take all of my stuff to a nearby storage locker I had rented. In addition, I had three huge bookshelves full of books I intended to donate to my local library. Again, J & T took all of the books out of my house and delivered them to the library. The work crew was wonderful. Very respectful, even knocking on the interior door that leads downstairs before they would enter my second floor. I also had a medical emergency while the crew was here (allergic reaction to medication). When they became aware of my distress, they helped me to a comfortable position and waited with me until the ambulance arrived to take me to the hospital. I am particularly thrilled with the bathroom. The tile work is absolutely beautiful. J & T worked with me to choose the tile and cabinet, and created a lovely bathroom (much nicer then the others in my home). The crew was completely trustworthy. I had to leave the house several times for DR appointments, and even was hospitalized for a few days. The crew continued with their work, and I never had any concern about them being there alone. I couldn't recommend a better company. If you have projects that you want done, definitely call J & T design for quality, professional work.
- Colleen K.
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Danfer is wonderful to work with. He is a true professional at all times and his crews are prompt and courteous. Danfer listened to all our needs and gave us options we had never thought of. His ideas and design were wonderful. We interviewed 4 different contractors and his design by far was the best and his price was significantly less than all the rest. He started the job on time and h is crews work very hard. We had a few problems that were dealt with quickly and professionally. He was always willing to work with issues that arose, even if the issues were of our making. For example, once the walls were painted, we weren't happy with one of the colors and he quickly had that wall repainted.The job did run past the estimated completion date because Danfer needed his crews on another job and we were out of town for vacation. Also, permits and inspections held thinks up a bit. We love our basement and everyone who sees it is amazed. They all want to live in our basement! We would absolutely use h iim again.
- Paulette Z.
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The builder agree to a contract in mid May and the project was set as a start date of a few weeks. A few weeks went by and the project didn't start yet and the reason was because the town did not complete a permit for the project. The project then got delayed a few more weeks because we had a planned event/company at our house. The project then got pushed off for another few weeks because the contractor had other projects/work started. The project then officially got started on the weekend of
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13th which is close to 2 months after the contract date.
The excavation work went quick and was well done. The next step of the project however didn't get underway for another week. The inspector approved the layout of the footing and the cement was ordered and delivered. The contractor then took another week before getting the forms setup for the new poured wall. The forms however were 4' forms that were joined together to make the 8' wall. The inspector then was scheduled to come out however the inspect never showed up. My thoughts are that the inspector was never contacted. Another few days were lost waiting for the inspector. Inspector then signed off on the project and a few more days went by before the cement was delivered for the walls. The forms were then pulled off and the project was a mess. The forms did not stay together and the wall pushed out in a few areas. The poured wall also was not smooth and in appearance it looked horrible. The remaining clean up of the forms took days and another week and a half went by before the contractor prepared to
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out the blocks for the top 4' of the foundation.
Once the corner block work was completed the contract planned to rest the house on the blocks and move the support
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from the inside so the basement slab could be broken up and taken out so a new level slab could be poured. Another week went by and the slab in the basement was not broken up. The contracted then spoke about the slab portion of the project costing more when the slab was already included in the contract, which he then tells me he lost. The following weekend he broke up the basement slab and poured a new one. A few more days passed before he showed up to continue to the block work. He continued to mention that the additional basement slab would cost $1000 additional.
He showed up at 7 PM most evening now and was no longer putting in a days worth of work and only a few hours of work at a time. The remaining block work he said he could finish up in a few days and he would like for us to make the final payment. We said no and gave him half the remaining and a few more days went by with no additional work done. I then asked him to at least show up and please backfill the hole because we need to get our gas turned on because we're sick of taking cold showers and he then showed up at 9PM to backfill and was clearly in a rush and broke our cable line while trying to backfill in the dark. He told me that the backfill can't be done till the town engineer comes back out and signs off on the poured wall. I asked him at least twice if we're waiting on the town for anything because the project was not making any progress. He said no and now he tells me yes the day I want it backfilled. He also came out the night before and put tar on the back of the poured wall which was clearly needed before scheduling another inspection and should have been done the day after the forms came down. This clearly wasn't a priority for him because that should have happened last week along with the inspection.
He then returned to complete the block work, again in the evening, and only did a few blocks and still did not finish. I then asked him to just flatten the yard so we can get back to landscaping and told him to not finish the block work because we planned to redo all the blocks because the work is sub quality. I also told him that I'd like to agree to not pay any overage for the slab in the basement because that was part of the contract. He argued that it was not and he's at a
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for that time and cement. He clearly did not plan to keep to the contract if he already lost it only a week after we signed the contract and gave him a deposit.
We have now taken out the 4' of block foundation and rebuilt the new block work in 2 days. This project should have taken no more than a week or two and due to the contractors poor time management, we suffered and were inconvenienced. We spent weekend out of our home so the project could get a lot of time/progress and after returning late Sunday night we would find that hardly a full days worth of work was done. One evening we also returned to our septic not being hooked back up and he had to come out to our house at 9 PM so we could use the toilets. The project was not completed and I had to ask him to not put in the last 4 blocks which was taking him close to a week. It's now Aug 14th which is 4 months after signing the contract and 1 month after officially breaking ground. This project took double the amount of time and was very poorly done.

- Lynn K.
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All Basement Remodeling Companies in Charlottesville, VA

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A Force of Nature Complete Restoration SVC, LLC

3436 CROFFUT PL.S.E.
Washington, DC

Abbott & Company General Contractors

1231 River Vista Ave.
Charlottesville, VA

Additional Space Inc

25 Stonefield RD
Palmyra, VA

Albemarle Home Services Inc

PO Box 758
Ruckersville, VA

Albemarle Residential Services LLC

1571 Thornridge Way
Charlottesville, VA

Alphin and Associates LLC

22 Villa Ave
Gordonsville, VA

American Dry Basement Systems/Mold Pro Inc

28 Del Mar Dr
Brookfield, CT

American Home Improvements & Remodeling

123 acorn lane
Corolla, NC

ARCHADECK/DIVERSIFIED REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION IN

P. O. Box 7644
Charlottesville, VA

Arrowhead Construction Company

387 Wilhoits Lane
Rochelle, VA

Artisan Construction, Inc.

1132 East Market Street, Bay 7
Charlottesville, VA

B C Young Fine Building LLC

19 Wildwood Dr
Palmyra, VA

Backyard Boys Enterprise

3570 Presidents Rd
Scottsville, VA

Bassett Home Services LLC

1688 Buck Road
Crozet, VA

Bigfoot Electric Inc

875 Mobile St
Elizabeth, CO

Blue Mountain Painting & Restoration LLC

1125 Loving Rd
Gordonsville, VA

BuilderFish, LLC

311 Spring Haven Ln
Ruckersville, VA

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