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and his crew were prompt, worked diligently, provided great communication, and were always willing to field questions" and/or concerns. We would definitely use
again, and in fact, are already scheduling some more work we need done. My wife and I can't say enough nice things about
, our house looks so much better after all the work they've done! They were knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and offered great recommendations. We were really pleased with the final product... they delivered exactly what we wanted at a fair price.

-Ana C.

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and his son followed through with everything as planned, plus a lot more!!! They were" professional, very sensitive of our family's sleeping schedules and privacy, polite, cleaned up every day, arrived on time throughout the whole job, took pride in their work, and gave 100% in all areas! Anytime I had to contact
by phone, he always responded immediately with a return call or text. I am so fortunate to have discovered them and have already told them that they will be called upon again for future jobs!!!!

-Laurie B.

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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 Ferndale

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In early June, I submitted specifications to build two decks on the rear of my property to a number of contractors via Angie's List. I had three visit the property, including
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, and
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was by far the most responsive when it came to the contracting process.
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, their administrator, was particularly helpful.
I had concerns about zoning regulations when we were in the contracting phase, but
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did not seem concerned, and even inserted a clause in the contract that I would receive my full deposit back if zoning approval was not granted.
Once my deposit was submitted (mid-June) and preparations began, communication became less punctual and thorough.
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's architect in particular was the person whom I think was not up to snuff, and lacked professionalism and follow-through. He came out and review the property and plats, did measurements, and then came back with a generic statement that "based on zoning" we could not do the 10-foot deck we planned, but could do a 5 or 6 foot one like my neighbors.
I wrote a long email asking for a better explanation, since a.) my neighbor's deck was 4 feet, but 10 including the stairs, not "5 or 6 feet," b.) he should know whether it was 5 or 6, and c.) based on my thorough interpretation of the regulations, we could either do 10 feet or nothing.
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's response was to send him back out to measure once again on 7/8 (unclear why the first measurements weren't enough for him to work with) and then submit plans to zoning, which he said he would do the next day, and could expect a response in a few days after that. It actually took him 10 days to submit (at least as far as they told me) and then they told me it would take several weeks to hear back. I asked for a case/file number to be able to follow the progress, and was met by silence.
After a month, I inquired again, stating that "several weeks" had now passed, and was told that, coincidentally, they were expecting a response from zoning two days from then. So I decided to follow up with zoning directly by showing up and asking what the status was of the plans submitted for my address. NO PLANS HAD EVER BEEN SUBMITTED.
I did not
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this to
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or the architect, and when I called
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on the designated day (8/19), they told me that the plans had been rejected by zoning. (Probably what their architect told them.) They suggested some alternative avenues, but I declined and asked for my deposit to be refunded. They agreed.
After a bit of difficulty,
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did in fact refund my deposit in full, which I was extremely nervous about, and is why I would do business with them again. But their choice of subcontractors might leave something to be desired.
- Richard H.
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and his crew went above and beyond while working on the renovation of our master bathroom and powder room. We had a general idea of what we wanted to do, but no idea where to start.
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was able to tell us exactly what we would need and how we could make the best use of our limited space. He was always available to answer any questions that we had both before work started and throughout the entire process. He really listened to us and was able to deliver exactly what we wanted. He took a cramped and outdated master bathroom and without adding any square footage managed to make it into a spacious retreat that is now one of our favorite rooms in the house. He is a complete professional who takes pride in his work and it definitely shows. He paid attention to every detail and worked hard to make everything perfect. In addition to work in the bathrooms,
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's team also did some general work in other rooms in our house including replacement of light fixtures, ceiling fans and painting. Their work is excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend
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to anyone who is looking for a contractor. We look forward to working with him again in the near future!
- Jennifer P.
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we were referred by a friend who work with
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and was very happy with the overall results and communication.
i wanted to remodel my office and the guest room, so we met
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and explain what we want and what needs to be done.
we did some research online to focus on the project and ensure that we get what we want.
so
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brought samples of hardwood floor and color guides and also gave us some cool ideas, how to utilize the room in a smart way and also in Eco-friendly materials.
also our backyard didn't look that much even though we try keep it up, certain area are corroded, needed to repaint the walls upgrade the BBQ area with new counter tops and equipment.
also we did some resurfacing around sharp edges and exposed concrete to smooth it and give a nice shine.
replaced electric hardware and outlets and repainted the gazebo.
and we retro fitted a bigger and more sturdy attic ladder (the old was broken a shaky)
the project(s) went well the team was really nice and we had a meeting every few days to discus progress and questions we have.
its not easy to find a good and trustworthy contractors these days.
and that's why we always try to get one that was recommended by our family or friends.
i can surely say here, that we are extremely happy with the result and are very happy to recommend
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and for sure will use them again.
- Eiyar P.
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Before the work was done, the folks I spoke and emailed with were reasonably responsive and punctual, but not great. After the disappointing interaction with the sales guy, I was told "a scheduler" would give me a call in 2 or 3 days. About 5 days later, the subcontractor called. He completed the jobs and we are pleased with his work, but the sales tactics at the start was enough to make us look elsewhere next time. We were really hoping to find a good local handyman we could trust out of this, but that
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must now continue. $199 for 6 hours of handyman services is a pretty good deal, but just be careful that you don't get more than you bargained for. For the price, we're ok with the result, but not impressed. Overall we're between "Fair" and "Good", but we really disliked having to fight to keep the price from more than doubling.
- Matt S.
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I contacted them back in June and I loved the way they communicate and how they explain things for people like me who
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’t have a clue how remodeling works. After that, I explored a few more options, but decided to go with them. That was a great decision because they did an amazing job with the remodeling of my bathroom. Now my bathroom looks like one from a fancy hotel. I love spending time there. Your team has talent and is very skilled and that is why you will continue to be successful.

- Joanna B.
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We already had most of the materials.
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provided the labor, expertise and some basic supplies. We are very happy with the results. He did a great job. He took out the old tile and walls. We found (as we thought we would) rotting boards behind the walls.
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replaced them and built a reinforced doorway. It is very solid, PT lumber. After the wallboard went up, he sealed it thoroughly, then started the next day with the tiles. We had picked heavy solid tiles, and he worked with them very well. He installed the features and decorative tiles and used the grout we wanted. We love our new shower.
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does not rush through the job. He is very detailed. He consulted us often, showed us the work and explained things. He cleaned up every day and was conscientious about working in the house. His workmanship is excellent. We would recommend him to anyone who wants the job done well.
- Andrew M.
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I wanted an estimate to enclose an 8x11 front porch. I would do all the demolition (remove all brick and expose existing foundation, remove any stucco where needed for attachment) and I would do (or arrange for) the finish work (exterior lathe and stucco, all insulation and interior finish, and roofing). He did show up quickly after my submission request and showed up on time so I can't ding for that. I just wanted someone who could do the Framing (walls and roof) with proper connection to existing structure. I already have plans and a permit. In my mind I see a few/several hundred dollars of lumber and materials, and less than 40 hours of work to do the framing by a professional. Without measuring anything he said he did a similar job for $143K, when I balked he said no matter what it would be at least $50K. I ended the conversation.
- Randall G.
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Called up and arranged an appointment at my home in order to get an estimate. My wife and I had to alter our schedule so that we could be home. No one showed up at the appointed time so I made a phone call to the business. I have not received any phone call or communication from WayNor? This is very disappointing since I consider my time as valuable as anyone would.
- Michelle S.

Remodeling Contractors in Ferndale, WA

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Able Young Bucks

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Abundant Tree and Demolition

884 W. Wiser Rd
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All County Home Repair

1950 Central Road
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All Services Property Maintenance

3424 Cottonwood Ave
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Apollo Decks, Gutters & more

215 Township St
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Ark Custom Buildings Inc

PO Box 1827
Marysville

Barnett Flooring & Construction

33852 Northshore Dr
Mount Vernon

Beck & Co., Inc.

920 N 8th
Mount Vernon

Bellingham Home Maintenance

3127 Mt Baker Hwy
Bellingham

Bespoke Construction

3705 Portage Lane

Big Mountain Construction

5525 Maleng Rd
Acme

Broadmark Construction

522 Bayton St
Edmonds

C. Griffeth & Son, Inc.

19278 Silver Creek Drive
Sedro Woolley

Cascade Drywall Inc

2560 Crescent Street
Ferndale

CASCADE JOINERY

PO Box 5807
Bellingham

Chuckanut Builders, LLC

1326 N. State St.
Bellingham

Clean Crawls

3707 124th Street NE Ste A 1
Marysville

Coast View Construction Inc.

2850 Mckenzie Ave.
Bellingham

Coit Drapery & Carpet Cleaners Seattle

16750 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE
Woodinville

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

complete roofing & contracting llc.

500 briza lane
Sedro Woolley

Custom Closets and Bedrooms

4073 Hannegan Rd Ste A
Bellingham

Custom Craft Flooring

536 Heather Ln
Lynden

Delano Done Right Services LLC

7274 Faris rd
Ferndale

Devine Designs llc

22735 Rhodes Rd
Sedro Woolley

Devine Interiors

4833 Guide Meridian
Bellingham

DJZ Construction

3642 Bay Rd
Ferndale

Dreamcatcher Construction Inc

2710 Shorewwood Ln
Bellingham

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

3311 Northwest Ave
Bellingham

Driven Construction

1225 Roland St
Bellingham

DTM Construction LLC

24506 Walker Valley Road
Mount Vernon

Ecogreen Hardscape & Landscape Design

2225 Iron street
Bellingham

FLORES & SONS CONSTRUCTION

2937 E SMITH RD
Bellingham

Gary's Plumbing & Heating

1325 Meador Ave Ste 101
Bellingham

Goodfella Construction

5271 Blake Ln.
Bellingham

Hampton Hill Living Spaces

5628 Airport Way South
Seattle

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

HENSHAW CONSTRUCTION

1502 40TH ST
Bellingham

Herboth Remodeling L.L.C.

2515 Moore St.
Bellingham

Highline Construction

1725 Skagit St
Bellingham

HouseWorks Home Improvement & Design

2884 Leeward Way
Bellingham

IRVING CONSTRUCTION CORP

819 COMMERCIAL AVE
Anacortes

J.R. Brink Carpentry Ltd

1216 E Glikey Rd
Burlington

James Talbot General Contractor

8774 Oertel Dr
Blaine

Jenkins Handyman and Woodworking

2916 Peabody St
Bellingham

Jones Construction

1605 11th St
Anacortes

JPS Builders Inc

PO Box 2732
Bellingham

Kreider Construction Inc.

13142 Persons Rd.
Bow

LANDMARK ENTERPRISES INC

PO BOX 5685
Bellingham

Lease Construction

843 E Victoria Ave
Burlington

Little Lou's Construction LLC

2076 Main street
Ferndale

Lopez Drywall

32 Tutera Rd
Lopez Island

Lynden Floor & Design Interior

4071 Hannegan Rd
Bellingham

M & M CONSTRUCTION & PAINTING

2989 AMBER LN
Ferndale

M C SMITH CONSTRUCTION

1265 W AXTON RD
Ferndale

Marr's Heating and Air Conditioning

1677 Mt Baker Hwy
Bellingham

MEUCCIWORKS INC

445 16TH ST
Bellingham

Minergy, Inc.

PO Box 904
Ferndale

Moorlag WoodWorks

1037 Edson Street
Lynden

MULLINS GENERAL CONTRACTING

9599 Fruitdale Rd
Sedro Woolley

Northwest Construction Consulting Inc

903 Washington Ave
Mukilteo

NW Contractors List LLC

337 Barry Loop
Mount Vernon

PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION Inc

5611 BOYER RD
Bellingham

Peter Rozen Construction

2931 McLeod Rd
Bellingham

R Roofing And Renovation Llc

5724 Hamlin Ave
Ferndale

Rainshield Handyman Services

P.O. Box 3270
Ferndale

RD Enterprises

2375 Yew Street Rd
Bellingham

Red Head Rehabs

12004 Hatteras St

Reverse Mortgage Information

157 W Hayden Ave Ste 104

Rolyn Companies, Inc.

5706 Frederick Ave

ROSE CONSTRUCTION INC

PO Box 32298
Bellingham

Rowcliffe's Handyman Svc

1516 Fruitland Dr
Bellingham

Schauer Northwest Inc.

14523 SE 167th St
Renton

Schober Woodworks

2569 Mackenzie Rd.
Bellingham

Service Master Clean

3900 Spur Ridge Ln
Bellingham

SERVPRO of Bellingham

1420 Pacific Pl
Ferndale

Smitley Construction

702 Kentucky St.
Bellingham

Soto McNett Construction, Inc.

12462 Gwen Dr Apt 5
Burlington

Stoney Mountain Construction

2628 James St
Bellingham

TILES OF AMERICA, INC.

12037 124th Ave NE
Kirkland

Todd Noice, LLC

po box 28061
Bellingham

TradePro Construction

5965 Roberts Rd

Trickett Woodworks LLC

60 Ewe Drive
Yakima

Turpin Construction

4717 Cypress Dr
Anacortes

Upland Construction Inc

PO Box 2706
Ferndale

Valley Plumbing & Electric

910 West Front St
Sumas

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Whidbey Island Builders LLC

PO Box 2528
Oak Harbor

Wilson Whole Home LLC

16777 Donnelly Rd.

Yankee Craftsman LLC

20 Lost Fork Ln.
Bellingham

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