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"I previously had used IHC for interior painting and floor refurbishing. Communication issues (emails not returned for two weeks at a time) started right off the" bat, but I was told by the owner it was due to a very busy season which made me feel more confident this wasn’t the norm. Still the jobs completed with only minor quality issues and delays. Next project was a sliding door installation where an existing exterior window originated. The installation of the door not only took days, but weeks. The trim cracked within a day of installation. The installation of the door impacted my recently refurbished hardwood floors. The siding was very rough cut and in some areas over two inches overcut. The contractor left siding scraps in the front and backyard. things were disappointing even such as my broom has gone missing. During installation the individual installing the door showed up at my house around 8:00pm without any notice to “finish”. After they finished we contacted IHC due to all the quality issues we found. responded somewhat defensive, but sent out the siding contractor to fix the issues on the siding along with the individual that installed the door. Soon after the rework was completed it was a heavy rain weekend, water was flooding in from the header above the new sliding glass door. Water pooled on the new flooring, paint and cabinets. Thank God I was home and dry the space as often as possible to prevent long term damage. We contacted IHC immediately and they came to look at the door a couple days later. IHC believed it to be the roof which was installed in 2012. I contacted the roofing company, they came to the house and fixed the areas which they believed to have been letting the water in (which was all under warranty and no charge to me). A month later we received an email from IHC asking who would be reimbursing for their services to troubleshoot the leak; including cleaning my gutters (can you believe they would do this without authorization and then ask who would be paying for it?). Needless to say the sliding door installation ended up starting in the spring of 2015 and completing in fall 2015. No leaks in the past month… Before the leak had appeared I received the final bill for the door installation it was outrageous in my opinion. Originally when provided a quote from IHC they stated it included the purchase of the door (door cost estimated $800). Although when I received the invoice it still included the door purchase (that I purchased myself to avoid the markup) and was more than the original quote. I’ve since then had other contractors complete my remaining window installations and installed a bay window, etc. Every job has been fully completed within a couple hours. Not only completed within a couple hours, but professional and responsive with questions or concerns. I never would have imagined this sliding door installation would have created so many headaches. All I am looking for from IHC is for them to humble themselves enough to recognize the work they provided wasn’t quality. So far, when we contact IHC and challenged the erroneous amount they said it was due to their high emphasis on quality and safety…

-Dora C.

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"While I believe the contractor is knowledgeable and he probably would have done a good job, my main complaint is the price that was quoted was extremely high for" the labor and materials required. I realize this was a smaller job, but this really should have been less than $1,000 at most and he quoted me $2,400. I am guessing that is because he probably did not want the job being that it was so small, so he need to make it worth his while. Like I said, he was a nice guy so I have no complaints there and he typically responded to my e-mails. However, materials for this job were, at most, a few hundred dollars (and I know that for a fact), so he was building in over $2,000 in labor cost for a job that would only take a day or a day and a half and that is pretty excessive. I don't know many people that would pay that amount. At that price, I can almost start looking at having my trim sided instead of replaced.

-Jason L.

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You need a general contractor - prefereably one who specializes in additions, because you have excavation, waterproofing, concrete, concrete cutting, carpentry, door and window, etc trades to coordinate.

The cost will depend a great deal on your topography around the house - if the base of the window will be above ground level at least 6 inches, then could run about $500 for a legal egress window purchase and about $1000-2000 for installation, depending on how deep into the concrete you have to cut.

If the bottom of the window will be below ground level, then to call it a bedroom (which mandates legal sized second egress and usauully at least one window)  then you will have two choices - bring it out into a solid watertight concrete storm cellar with collar to keep water out, stairs, and and weather and bug-tight cellar door that is inward-opening, which means a lot of space for stairs and landings top and bottom, or bring it out into an oversized window well at least 36 inches in diameter, and with steps to ground level, with adequate drainage and waterproofing to keep it dry. Either way, sometimes about as easy to put in an outside door as a window, and might raise property value more. Cost from $2-5,000 depending on how deep into concrete wall you have to dig, whether concrete wsall needs reinforcing with steel frame because of the depth of cut, how easy the digging is, and what your water conditions are near the foundation. The last thing you want to do is create an easy water or vermin ingress with your egress.

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Dictated by Federal LAW , you will need a Licensed and EPA Certified HVAC Contractor

to make such repairs . In fact , by law , ONLY A licenesed HVAC contractor can buy or install

said eguipment , NOT A handyman nor general contractor !

 

YES , You should have an A.C. sleeve surrounding the through the wall unit . These sleeves will usually accompany NEW products , either as a package or an add on equipment purchase.

 

Contact a Licenesed PROFFESSIONAL at once !

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     It depends on what type of ramp you need. If it is built out of wood you could look for a carpenter or a deck company. If you are looking for a concrete ramp a mason would be what you are looking for. There are also metal ramps and I believe some medical supply companies may carry them or be able to steer you in the right direction. As for insurance coverage I am not sure. You may have coverage and would be best talking to your agent. Depending on why you need this ramp there may even be programs through your local government or even some of the local charities might help. It might be a project a local Scout Troop might help out on.

 

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General Contracting reviews in Williamsburg

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The window itself is fine and I am satisfied with the installation. I wanted the sill to look like the original. I do not like the way the window sill was done; it does not look like a finished job, it looks like it was just sawed off and was not shaped at all. I do not want to have to put up drapes to cover up this job because they collect dust and ...More are just a pain. When I spoke with the project manager, I told him and showed him what I wanted it to look like. They were not paying attention to what I wanted and how I wanted it done. I have contacted them and spoke with them about the issue, and since it is going to cost them time and money, they are not willing to fix it. I showed the installer how I wanted it to look and it did not turn out right. After the job was finished, one of the employees followed up on the work and I informed him that I was not happy with it. He basically said that there was nothing much they could do and that it was too late since it was already installed. In my eyes, it is not a finished job and I am not happy at all.
- LUCY M.
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was great to work with. From the beginning he was fair and clear with the estimate and stayed within it. During the work, he brought to our attention some other problems that after review clearly needed attention. His prices are competitive and his work is exemplary with a detail that impressed us. We felt comfortable with him ...More in our house and he made a point to keep us updated on the work. We would highly recommend for an estimate and contracted work.
- Victor H.
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The firm did a very neat job, and completed the job in the time allotted. However, The stain has not kept well - after one winter, I'll have to do it again. I think they must not have sealed the stain as well as it should have been. However, I admit this is the first time I've stained a deck, so perhaps this is normal
- Michele S.
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Great work and always updated on progress. He called in specialist when needed - punctual, honest and thorough. Retired Marine - what more could you ask for!
- Elizabeth D.
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Excellent service. They arrived at 8AM. The job was completed in about four hours. It was done very well. They were efficient, neat, professional and friendly. When the job was finished, they picked up the drop cloths and vacuumed, leaving the living room as clean and neat as it was when they arrived.
I will be using 's ...More services again after the holidays to have my whole apartment painted. In the Spring, I plan to call him to paint all of the exterior windows on my house.
This was my first experience with Angie's list, and I am very pleased. I highly recommend and his services.
- Tony B.
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This was the second time and his crew returned to my home. The first time they built a beautiful front porch for me. This time they completed a number of small jobs (except for the shutters) that required a carpenter. As a single, professional woman, who is always on the go, I can't say enough about how much they helped ...More me and what a beautiful and professional job they did. Sometimes one leaves a bunch of little things that they can't do and wonders, who is going to come to my house to do these small projects. Well, I can say with enthusiasm that they happily did and I highly recommend and his crew.
- Patricia S.
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.Unfortunately, I reached out to this provider on three occasions within the last three weeks with very specific information and left my contact information and this provider never had the professional courtesy to at least respond to let me know if either he could or could not take on my project as he was asked to respond accordingly as I was making ...More plans in advance to prepare for the Thanksgiving Holiday. A huge disappointment!
- Renee A.
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and his crew did a wonderful job on my vacation home. He came to my house several times to talk about the project and offer solutions to best fit our budget. We had new roof put on the house, along with new decking and railings, new concrete walkway and numerous other items. Once the scope of the project was agreed on, ...More had all supplies on site in a very neat and orderly way. His crew was both pleasant and knowledgeable about what needed to be done. When changes came up on our part, was more than accommodating. When noticed any additional work that needed to be done, he immediately called to discuss and provided a written quote with options. When the project was finished all supplies were removed and the property was left in pristine condition. I cannot rave enough about how happy we were to use as our contractor. We will be using them again in the Spring when our budget allows.
- Lucille E.

General Contractors in Williamsburg, VA

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1st choice remodeling &construction

22922 benson terr
Sterling

Addison Building and Remodeling

238 Fairview Rd
Luray

Anderson Flooring Inc

116 Pennsylvania Ave.
Virginia Beach

Archetype Builders

10908 Courthouse Rd. Suite 102-230
Fredericksburg

Backyard Creations

4011 W Chapel Dr
Goochland

Ballard & Mensua Architecture

450 W Broad St
Falls Church

BFC Contractors Inc.

1720 Clay Hammond Rd.

BT Fitzgerald Painting & Powerwashing LLC

3421 Roxbury Rd
Charles City

Building Management Services

400 Turner Rd
Richmond

Butler Technology, Inc.

298 Ryefield Rd.
Mattaponi

C & K ECP INC

5121 Honest Bob Rd

Caran Corp

117 Caran Rd
Williamsburg

CAVALIER ENTERPRISES

2008 Aloma Drive
Virginia Beach

CBS Construction

South Hill

CNR Custom Framing

4428 Shepherds Road
Partlow

Coastal Builders,Inc.

146 Bay Dr.
White Stone

Coghlan Painting & Carpentry

7304 Little Creek Road
Toano

College Creek Construction

105 Meadow Rue Ct
Williamsburg

COLONIAL KITCHENS INC

7621 GEORGE WASHINGTON MEM HWY
Yorktown

Colony Construction & Home Improvement Inc

11861 Canon Blvd
Newport News

COMPTON CONTRACTING INC.

109 NELSON DISTRICT RD
Yorktown

Creative Builders Inc

8121 Orville St
Alexandria

Creative Construction and Remodeling of VA, LLC

13609 Winterberry Rdg
Midlothian

David Huffman Services

23 Peyton St.
Winchester

DAVIS VINYL

Ashland

Deagle's Construction

101 Plain View Ln
Shacklefords

Del-Ray Construction Inc.

P.O. Box 511
Hartfield

Dicapa Construction and Remodeling

1600 Tysons Blvd
Mc Lean

Dunlap Enterprises

266 Barlow Rd
Williamsburg

Dzinbild

14980 Davis Rd
Church Road

E & K CABINETRY

810 RANDOLPH AVE
Pulaski

elder and son construction

13 captain johns cove

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

EVE INC

PO BOX 10937
Danville

Ferguson Home Improvements LLC

619 Forbes St
Fredericksburg

Final Phase Installations Inc

2850 Sandy Bay Rd
Williamsburg

Finishing Touch Design Decor

4829 Davis Street
Emporia

Finishing Touches

6420 Dawes Dr.
King George

First Colonial Home Improvements, LLC

110 D Friendly Dr
Hampton

Foreman Carpenter Inc.

14 New Bedford Ct
Stafford

GPR Handyman Service

2908 Jasmine St.

Handy Works

679 Holly Crest Dr
Culpeper

Handy-Pros Plus LLC

P.O. 2218
Danville

Hanson & Ryan Builders LLC

3232 Salty Way
Greenbackville

Home Sweet Home Renovation

6288 Jones Creek Drive
Gloucester

House to House Custom Painting

977 Banks Lane
Newport News

J & D Construction and Maintenance

304 S Brown Street
Blackstone

J&A Painting, Inc.

12 Partlow St.

James A Trow

PO Box 152
Linden

James Barton

Boones Mill

Jernigan Outfiters LLC.

326 Kingston Rd
Ridgeway

JMS Svcs

1309 Powhatan Dr
Hayes

John Albert Furniture

249 Albert Farm Rd.
Monroe

Johnny Werks

1651 Mallory Rd
Woodlawn

Jones Flooring & Tile

4256 Grantlake Road
Richmond

Joseph M. Gregory General Contractor

2509 Chastain Lane
Midlothian

Justin Walls Cabinets

379 Ligontown Road
Farmville

Kelly's Construction Inc

105 Production Dr
Yorktown

Kim's Properties LLC

1828 Dockside Drive
Hayes

Kitchen Art Cabinetry

7492 W Broad St
Henrico

Kobalt Construction LLC

15073 Mountain Road
South Boston

MacPaint Ltd

15042 Warwick Blvd
Newport News

Marc's General Repair

4902 George Washington Memorial Highway
Hayes

MEP Construction

542 Collicello St.
Harrisonburg

Michael & Son Svc Inc

5740 General Washington Dr
Alexandria

NSB Carpentry, LLC

1208 Suffield Dr
Mc Lean

NW Improvements LLC

848 Quince Orchard Blvd

obrien contracting

69 powers st
Fredericksburg

On The Nail Contracting

14 Orchard Cove Road
Locust Hill

PAINTBOUND LLC

33 ALBANY DR
Hampton

PAINTING BY SCOTT Inc.

328 Old York Hampton Hwy Ste B
Yorktown

Paramount Builders Inc

501 Central Dr.
Virginia Beach

Peninsula Handyman Services

89 Sandy Bay Drive
Poquoson

Perkins Remodeling

1855 Irisburg Rd
Axton

Perry's Construction & Remodeling Inc

P O Box 757, 7719 Brock Road
Spotsylvania

Pinkney Services

143 Kennedy St. SW

Potter's Construction

142 Mill Creek Lane
Staunton

Power House Painting

154 Stone Lake Ct
Yorktown

Premier Enterprise Inc

113 Huntington Hills Lane
Fredericksburg

Priority Home Works LLC

140 Nelson Dr.
Williamsburg

Professional Building Maintenance

56 Well Lane
Fredericksburg

Professional Termite Moisture

605 Industrial Park Drive
Newport News

Prophet Painting

8018 Hankins Industrial Park
Toano

R Parker Construction Company LLC

2964 Cherokee Tr
Hayes

R.L. Reece Builders, LLC

4930 chestnut fork road
Gloucester

R.V.Tile

2 east 18th st
Front Royal

RA Woodall & Son Contracting

15760 Sandy Point Rd
Charles City

RAINEY & SONS REMOLDING

1524 Alvis Road
Lacrosse

Randys Carpentry Inc.

573 Hillside Drive
Gloucester

Rapp Remodeling And Repair

2314 Dee Kay Dr.
Henrico

Rector's Property Maintenance

801 colonial ave
Colonial Beach

Regal Home Improvement

4002 Hermitage Rd
Richmond

RH CONTRACTING POWERWASH AND REMODELING LLC

171 Wellington Cir
Williamsburg

Rhodes Home Repair

116 Rondane Pl
Williamsburg

Road Runner Home Repair

PO Box 2094
Williamsburg

Sean's Interior/Exterior Design Contractor

14870 Mills Ct
Amelia Court House

shipwright services

PO Box 41
Schley

Stefan Home Service

5901 Sheraton Cir.
Fredericksburg

Stephen Harvey Enterprises, LLC

P.O. Box 120476
Newport News

Stephens Remodeling

2728 Jockeys Neck Trail
Williamsburg

Stump & Sons Construction

2103 Jeremy Creek Rd
Sutherlin

TERMITE DAMAGE REPAIR CO

6426 HORSESHOE RD

TKM HOMES - The King's Men, LLC

1904 Stanhope Court
Virginia Beach

Tom Lane Contracting Inc

15287 Diascund View Trl
Lanexa

Total Home Improvements

4033 George Washington Mem Hwy
Yorktown

Town & Country Construction

11500 Bevils Bridge Rd.
Amelia Court House

Townside Building and Repair INC

110 southern view drive
Stafford

TT & K Services LLC

234 Whitson Run
Stafford

Turpin Constuction Company

2945 Cottontown Rd
Forest

Two Rivers Custom Carpentry LLC

5612 Mooretown Rd Suite G
Williamsburg

Ultimate Craftsman, L.L.C.

P.O. Box 1522
Hayes

Westhaven Construction

P.O. Box 1040
Chesapeake

Williamsburg Maintenance Inc

8995 Pocahontas Trl
Williamsburg

Wood Construction Inc

8182 Pinetta Road
Gloucester

WOODCRAFT OF VIRGINIA

620 N MAIN ST
Danville

Wyatt inc home services

8032 Crab Thicket Road
Gloucester

YES DEAR Home Improvement & Repair

105 Llewellyn Drive
Toano

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