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My son was in a tragic car accident paralyzed from chest down . During season they put other jobs aside to put a shower in and make it handicap accessible. They put in a ramp to make it easy for him to get into the bathroom. The bathroom came out beautiful, which he loved. They put a door in his bedroom for easy access that was not even included with what we originally wanted. They asked him for advice and his opinion to make him feel included in the process. I cannot thank them enough for the fantastic job they did and the consideration they gave my son. They became like family. I would hope and recommend them to everyone!! We felt very lucky. Thank you
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and crew and Angie's list we couldn't have done without you. Fantastic job with fantastic people.
- Laura N.
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My garage door would not stay closed. An architect that
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does work for said he didn't know if
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fxed things like that as he normally does renovations.. I called him and he said he would be happy to do the job When he arrived I showed him the problem and he fixed it in about 15 minutes. I was more than pleased. His charges were certainly reasonable.
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was a very personable and respctful gentleman. I have an older home that always needs something done to it and don't feel I could go wrong hiring Mr.
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. I am definitely going to call him the next time I need repairs around the home..
- MARCIA C B.
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On recommendation of a friend we hired them to replace a kitchen cabinet to accommodate a new refrigerator. It was a small "fit
in job so it was done on a time available basis. They called the night before and showed up when they said they would. They were professional and thorough.
It was a small job but I can not imagine how they could have done anything better.
- Jonathan W.
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did a truly amazing job with the renovation. The job was quite large, including total gut renovations of the bathroom and kitchen, as well as significant demolition work and reorganization of the bedroom, living room, and creating a new laundry room from two pre-existing adjoining closets.
Quality of work:
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and his team worked with meticulous care and attention. They kept the space organized and clean throughout the entire job. They also respected the common spaces in the building, taking care to protect surfaces when moving things up and down the stairs. The carpentry work was excellent, and I am extremely happy with the two custom closets that were built. The kitchen cabinets, counter, and fixtures as well as the bathroom fixtures were installed with precision and matched exactly the design plans. Frankly, I couldn't be happier with the result.
Professionalism:
The job was finished on time and everything proceeded very smoothly.
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and his team were completely on top of things, including scheduling subcontractors when needed and communicating when I needed to make design decisions. He was very responsive and picked up pretty much every time I called, and it was very easy discussing any issues that arose.
All in all working with
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was very pleasant and the result was excellent, and I highly recommend him. This was my first renovation experience and I had heard many horror from friends about hiring contractors who would be months behind schedule, not show up, or do poor quality work. Working with
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was completely the opposite experience and things could not have gone any better.


- David X.
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In 2006 my family purchased the Sterling II
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home. We purchased the
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over the local -still in business- competitor Classic Homes. We weighed the options between the two builders, the styles, the floor plans, the lots and decided on
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purely due to the 10 year warranty that
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offered on new home purchases. The price of our home was around 350,000, Turn key was the end of December 2005. Today the house is almost 9 years old. I am writing because I want you to know how disappointed I am that an American company would provide a product and a warranty and then within 2 years fend bankruptcy yet continue to build in other places. I really love my home and location. What I don't love is what you did to us. The majority of the people on my street ( 9
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's were built during the same period) I would say approximately 75% are still the original homeowners. In this time, my cement has cracked in numerous places, my stucco is beginning to crumble, my oversized deck that I paid $7,200 dollars for was made with (untreated lumber)which is now rotting and splitting underneath the TREX decking (which was also recalled) and we have already had to replace half of the deck and the supports. However TREX did what
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did and everything they claimed was subpar they also claimed was not under warranty. The oversized back deck should have had TREX steps as well however someone opted to construct the steps out of large (once again untreated ) lumber 2 1/2 " x10 1/2 instead of the proper TREX steps that would have gone with the decking. And the steps too are now rotting and splitting. My AMSCO windows also with a lifetime warranty to the original homeowner are now warping and some are so hard to open and close anymore that I fear for our safety in the event of a fire. I have contacted the local AMSCO window dealer (ProBuild) who sounded like a friend of
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stating we can't help you so call so and so and they will fix the windows at a cost. I called the regional AMSCO window distributor and I am awaiting a District Managers visit next week. The bottom line is what you told us and what you did to us was wrong. I am telling you in advance of my frustration because I am going to share this with others. I have had it. I am a kind good person by nature and I don't want any other non suspecting excited new homeowners to be taken in by your promises. My new husband is a carpenter and has shown me where you used secondary pieces to fit together door trims, molding, doors, front decking that was used as saw horse and then mounted as the header board on my front porch with the TREX logos visible for all to see. The wood staining was done very haphazardly and there are many places where you can see the drips that the laborers apparently became complacent and it is obvious. My house came with a sump pump that was not initially installed and I had to go back to
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within the first two years and have that installed. In addition during that time my back porch steps (remember the large pieces of untreated lumber) consisting of about 12 steps was pulling away from the primary decking.
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maintenance staff came out and put some metal straps on my steps to attach them to the deck. Boy that is some quality workmanship. I am so sad that I did not buy the Classic home as they have retained their value and guess what they continue to build and grow in my city. Too bad my neighbors and I were swindled.
- Debbie G.
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Let me state from the beginning - YOU CAN'T GO WRONG USING
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for your building project. From start to finish , the project took about 15 weeks, and it couldn't have gone better. Before I looked for bids on this project, I had a full detailed set of plans made up by an outside designer - I strongly recommend doing this so that everyone is bidding on the same thing and there are no questions once the job is started.
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wasn't the low bid, but I was really impressed with the thoroughness and detail of their proposal, compared with the "open ended" contracts I received from the others. 2 weeks after the contract was signed on May 1, they broke ground for the foundation and didn't stop working until the job was done August 15. Kudos to
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, who managed this project. All the various phases of construction were scheduled so that there were no stoppages, or crews getting in each others way. All the various subcontractors did their jobs well and on time. All questions were addressed promptly. Everyone on the job, without exception, was cooperative, courteous and helpful. Thanks,
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for a great job!
- Brian A.
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Very unprofessional Company, I was forced to leave due to Poor work conditions, and numerous safety hazards that were
brought to the attention of supervisors including the owner. Numerous employees are not properly certified. Countless roof leaks that i have personally seen myself caused by the employees careless mistakes. I had numerous items stolen from me by employees that were under the influence of illegal drugs... Im posting this to warn homeowners or customers that may be interested in this business.
- Joshua L.
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We needed a complete overhaul for a kitchen and baths. They were seriously outdated so we decided on gutting them out and starting over again. It was a huge job but the
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team always reviewed all the details with us and completed everything to perfection. They were here ready to work everyday and always made sure that we were happy with the work as it was getting completed. They provided great design ideas for the new kitchen and bath layouts and everything was done exactly as described. I would definitely recommend this contracting team to everyone.
- PATTY B.
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After years of hard work, saving, & planning we selected
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to build our family Home. We saw
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's work around town & at the parade of homes & loved his style & good ideas for a modern home. We planned our dream home, finalized our house plan, style, & interior choices, signed a contract & he started our build. The first two months went well then it seemed the construction schedule was lost. Minimal work occurred over the next 3 months. Mind you, most construction loans are for a period of 6 months then you pay more to extend basically paying mortgage & not being able to live in a home. By month 6 we started noticing things were not being done according to the plan or design of the home. We were excited for this home obviously and stopped by almost every day after work to see how things were coming along. There were subcontractors there doing things incorrectly and when we would tell them that what they were doing was wrong or not to plan most of them could not speak English. Which is fine, but
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was never there supervising these crews to make sure things were done correctly. He had 5 other homes going at the same time but refused to hire a superintendent so it left only him and 1 man cannot build 5 high end homes at the same time and possibly be paying enough attention to detail to make sure things are done correctly everywhere. Here is a list of half of the issues that took place at our Dream Home and what we found out after doing some research and contacting the sub-contractors he hired!
-Our beautiful concrete floors were not covered with paper or cardboard the entire time during construction. Since this is what we would be seeing every day and would be our finished product it was dissappointing that there were many deep long scratches all over our living room, dining room, and kitchen from nails dropped and stepped on, subs dragging equipment through the house, subs dropping things on the floor etc. Once completed even after buffing and waxing many of these horrible scratches never came out and I ended up having to buy two large area rugs to cover them and make it an acceptable living space.
-Electrical - Our kitchen pendant lights started smoking and the wire cords turned black from the lights being on. I called the electricians and they told me they would be out immediatley to shut off power to that area, that it was a fire hazard. After they came out they told me that the pendant lights were not UL certified. DB would not replace these becasue he
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we picked them out. He had told us to pick pendant lights out on ebay or lighting universe. We picked them out but he ordered them. When I asked for a receipt for returning the lights so I could get some sort of credit he would not give us one. We had to pay $1000 for 4 new lights and $450 to the electricians for their labor. Sound right to you?
-Sheetrock/Framing - We paid extra, a lot extra for sound proof sheetrock in our home. On one of our visits during construction I noticed the sheetrockers were not using acoustical glue which is needed for sound proof sheetrock. I asked the crew if DB had been there that day or if he didnt tell them they needed this special glue. THey said they hadnt talked to him in a couple of days. I asked if the sheet rock was the "sound sheet rock" and they said no. I contacted
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that night expressing my concern and he assured me it was sound proof and that he provided the special glue for the subs. I had him meet me at the house the next day. The entire house was sheetrocked. He asked me if I wanted him to cut a hole in the middle of my newly sheetrocked home and he would show me the metal in the "sound sheet rock." To his surprise I said yes please cut it and show me. He obvisouly thought I would not want to damage the wall. So he cut a nice big hole in the new wall and sure enough regular sheetrock, no sound proof sr. The next week it was tore out and the correct sr was installed. Then we noticed our walls in our home were not straight and had waves to them. This was due to bad framing! I contacted the head framer and he told me that they were within the standard building code. He knew they didnt look good good but said he didnt care becasue
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shorted their company 2K so they didnt have to do quality work.
-Appliances/Finish work - We had picked out all of our plumbing fixtures in advance & they were included in our contract price. When it was time to order our master bath tub that was $2000
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said he forgot to include that in his pricing & if I wanted that tub I would need to pay for it out of my pocket. But its listed in my contract??? This was the first of many "whoops" he forgot to include in his private cost breakdown ( We were not able to view this.) SInce this was the first occurance I gave him the benefit of the doubt and paid the $2K out of pocket. Next it was time to do the interior (counter tops/stone) etc. I get an email out of the blue letting me know that if I want the countertop thickness that I liked and selected prior to building I would need to pay an extra 3K. All of the other homes we viewed of DB had the thick counters, and the contract was not specific about thickness but we has always discussed these and DB said those would be the ones we would get. Now DB was not going to do this until I dished out 3K more, so I had no choice. At this point we felt so badly taken advantage of. To make matters worse he said he "forgot" to include our master bath countertop when we figured our counter price in the contract. We had to put our foot down and say NO! How could that possibly be our fault when a builder does not accurately measure for counter tops based off of your floor plan prior to building. DB became very unprofessional after this occurrence because I didn't get my wallet out & dish out more $to him. At this point & over the next 2 months we noticed NOBODY (subs) were working on our house. DB knew we were making mortgage & this new construction morgage payment at the same time since 6 months had come & gone. He basically backed us into a corner & drug out our building time. Many other incidents happened during this time. The exterior stone was not done according to plan (he had less put on the house than what was shown on our drawing. Obvisoulsy cutting corners to save $$ on almost every item in our home. We had to pay $10K for a built in bookcase/cabinetry piece that was the main focal point of our living room. This was not specifially listed in our contract but we were assured at least 5 times prior to the contract that he had included 10K for a wow feature in the main living room and we trusted him. Next was the tile backsplashes, grout, & counters. DB tile guy did a great job on my kitchen backsplash but when he got to my bathrooms it looked sloppy. Crooked tiles, sloppy grout, uneven lines, 1 of the bathroom countertop tile was done so poorly that the drawers below the counter couldn't open because the tile mud was not put on evenly. Later, tiles had to be filed down to get the drawers to open. So im left with a very ugly visual in that bathroom. And one last thing with grout, Our concrete floor had saw cuts in it to make it look like very large tiles. When it was time to grout these 1.5" deep saw cuts all through the house DB said the grout is not included. Your cost does not include grouting these??? DB was happy with leaving these exposed for all dirt/food/dust to fall in there?? Can you imagine sweeping your floor? I guess you wouldnt need a dust
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. This scenario did not work for us so again we had to pay $1800 to grout our floor.
*Safety-A 20 lb wood panel fell off dishwasher on my 1 yr old son the first week
By this time I am not a happy buyer & tension was high! We did not trust DB or anything he said or did and it was the worst feeling I've even experienced especially since we were going to live in this home. In total we paid in excess of 55K out of pocket above and beyond the contract for mistakes or adding in the items that were "suppose to be" included.
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is not an honest builder, took advantage of many situations, & was totally and completely unprofessional.
Total time to build ended up at10 mos and 2 wks & 7K in extra loan fees .
To end the experience at month 11 I had a list of things needing to be repaired per the contract. DB said that I owed $3800 and that if I paid they would have the items fixed. I asked for information/details of this $ I owed & recieved nothing! The list of things to fix included: plumbing in the one of the bathroom tubs was broken, I contacted the plumber & he told me
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did not pay him for they work that was done on a different job so he would not fix it. There were areas where the base trim had seperated at the corners of a room, the outdoor water spiket didnt turn the water off completely so it dripped & after time my walkway sank in that area about 4" so it was a tripping hazard, the metal cap piece around my roof line had lifted & needed to be secured down, 2 of my doors to outside wouldn't t open AT ALL! 5 of the window casings had separated from walls, ex. doors handles rusted &the list went on. We ended up paying way over $3800 to fix these items and I had a gut feeling that if I would have paid him this misterious money I owed that none of these items would have been repaired either.
we've since had everything fixed & items repalced so we could still call this our dream home and we now enjoy it very much. I wished I would have done my research and contacted previous buyers and got an attorney to review the contract. We know of 6 other families that had horrible experiences with DB and similar occurrences. My advice would be to buy a spec house if you love his design, then you know what you are going to get, hopefully! He makes $$ by cutting corners on custom homes.
- Cassie C.
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Our home needed alot of exterior updating and
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gave us a very competitve price considering all the work that they had to do. The work was completed expertly and beautifully. The new siding and roof made our home look brand new. We also have a huge back deck in the back yard and an attractive new patio area and walkway in the front of the house. Great work and highly recommended!!
- KENNETH S.
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All Home Builders in Centralia, WA

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1800REMODEL

5850 West Third St.
Los Angeles, CA

Affordable Environmental Inc

P.O. Box 40
Mountlake Terrace, WA

All-Ways Affordable Restoration

100 E.Grand Blvd
Napavine, WA

Ark Custom Buildings Inc

PO Box 1827
Marysville, WA

Barton Construction & Remodeling LLC

442 Ward Creek Rd
Raymond, WA

BEK Construction

113 Wright ave
Cle Elum, WA

Benham Remodeling, LLC

6848 Coyote Trl
Newport, WA

BMP CONTRACTOR

PO BOX 461
Centralia, WA

BURNS CONSTRUCTION

1010 W REYNOLDS AVE
Centralia, WA

Cascade Valley Construction

10194 SE 43rd Ave.
Milwakie, OR

Christie Architecture LLC

9532 SW 18th Place
Portland, OR

CONSTRUCTION INC SHOP DU

3300 GALVIN RD
Centralia, WA

Copeland Architecture and Construction, Inc

121 W Pacific Ave.
Spokane, WA

Cozi Homes Construction Inc

324 E 9th St
Port Angeles, WA

Craft Star SPC

15745 Vail Rd SE
Yelm, WA

D Holcomb and Company LLC

4006 Black Diamond Rd
Port Angeles, WA

Dakota Creek General Contracting

283 Cornell Rd
Toutle, WA

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN

DWAYNE YOST CONSTRUCTION

902 S PEARL ST
Centralia, WA

Fazzari Construction Inc

1423 Garfield St
Walla Walla, WA

Frostad's Construction

311 N Tukanon
Walla Walla, WA

G & D Construction

15208 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA

GEORGE GILL CONSTRUCTION INC

1409 S SCHEUBER RD
Centralia, WA

GW Home Repair

PO Box 386
Ocean Shores, WA

HCI General Contractors

2912 Edith Lane
Haltom City, TX

Heritage School of Interior Design

9340 SW Beaverton Hillsboro Highway
Beaverton, OR

HPP LLC

2210 Pacific Ave
Hoquiam, WA

Jensen-Hall Construction Inc

1807 Cooks Hill Rd
Centralia, WA

JLG PAINTING

508 JUNIPER ST
Walla Walla, WA

Joel Cole Construction LLC.

85 Bear Gulch Rd
Aberdeen, WA

KUGEL CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 1271
Chehalis, WA

Lexar Homes

1213 Long Rd
Centralia, WA

LIBERTY CONTRACTING LLC

16930 SHELDON LN SW
Rochester, WA

LTJ Builders Inc.

617 Oakland Ave
Centralia, WA

MAGNUS CARPENTRY & CONSTR INC

1105 W CHERRY ST
Centralia, WA

McCann's Properties Plus

203 E Chestnut St
Centralia, WA

MDK Construction Inc

1608 S Gold St
Centralia, WA

MDK Construction, Inc.

1608 S Gold St
Centralia, WA

NEVA CONSTRUCTION CO

457 Penning Rd
Chehalis, WA

New Vintage Homes, LLC

1015 J Street
Centralia, WA

NLC General Inc

3202 International St
Fairbanks, AK

NORM'S CONSTRUCTION INC

20642 GRAND MOUND WAY SW
Centralia, WA

Northwest Construction Consulting Inc

903 Washington Ave
Mukilteo, WA

NVR Inc

11700 Plaza American Dr
Reston, VA

Pacific Northwest Builders

90 Rankin Road
Selah, WA

Parker Drywall & Construction

p.o. box 238
Trout Lake, WA

Permit-It.com

PO Box 998
Washougal, WA

R W FOSS CONSTRUCTION INC

3409 GRAF RD
Centralia, WA

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr
Royal Oak, MI

Scandinavian Log Homes

1861 NE 146 Street
Miami, FL

Scatter Creek Construction, LLC

4840 176th Ave SW
Rochester, WA

SCHWIESOW CONSTRUCTION

920 FAIR ST
Centralia, WA

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
Miami, FL

SL Green Homes, LLC

12559 SW Main Street
Tigard, OR

Sound floors llc

8725 124th st.e
Puyallup, WA

Spane Buildings Inc

1611 Buck Way
Mount Vernon, WA

SPT LLC

1804 N. Jefferson St.
Kennewick, WA

SUMMITT CONSTRUCTION ROOFING

7814 E Leavenworth Rd
Leavenworth, WA

Tom Miller Construction

25571 State Rt
Cle Elum, WA

Village Contracting, LLC

902 Long Road
Centralia, WA

Windsor Log Home Restorations

PO Box 1963
Ellijay, GA

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