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This is a challenging review to write since our overall score of “C” doesn’t necessarily reflect our feeling about the company. That said, after careful thought, we cannot rate this specific project any higher due to a series of glitches, poor
communication on the part of the designer and uneven communication and willingness to take responsibility from others in the company.
The project consisted of a complete kitchen demo; new cabinets, counter tops, sink and appliances. It also included a demo of our ceiling and installation of all new recessed lighting. Finally it included a new floor for the kitchen and entryway although that was due to a design error
(to be discussed later.)
We have two important messages for prospective customers:
1)
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is really a turn-key cabinet and counter top company – it is not a full scale, high end remodeling company
2) Your designer matters, and you have a choice of designers
We interviewed three different companies and chose Kitchen Plus based on excellent Angie’s list reviews, and the strength of our designer
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Passeau. He is an excellent sales representative for the company and instills great customer confidence on the front end. When we discussed our needs and interests with
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– particularly the removal of our ceiling and installation
of new lighting – he mentioned that they have an excellent person who does this work and that the added cost will be very manageable. We assumed that
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would be managing this additional work based on our initial conversation with
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. Only when we were signing the actual contract was it clear to us that this other person was not part of Kitchen
Plus and that we would have to contract with him separately. And this additional contractor had up to three other individuals working in our house at any point in time. On a day-to-day basis, we weren’t sure who was going to show up. In fairness to
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, the additional contractor was excellent and the work was completed largely on time, with only a small
amount of drama. However given a number of glitches and coordinating issues, my wife and I had to do much more of the
overall contract management than we ever expected. For example, we never thought that I would be running back and forth to the paint store to buy more paint; the flooring store to buy more flooring that was damaged; the hardware store to buy special
lighting for the new canned lights, etc. My wife and I both work long hours and frankly we did not have this time
figured in. Based on this alone, we would not use
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again unless they were willing to manage the total
contract; however that is not their business model. This is important to remember.
While
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was wonderfully responsive at the outset of the project, he was not easy to communicate with during the project; didn't listen particularly well despite his mantra, “I am here for you” but frankly not being available, or
very adept at any electronic communication. He also made a significant design error that resulted in us having to
rip out our kitchen floor which then included the entire entry way and stair
landing. In fairness to
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, he negotiated with us so that he covered a substantial amount of the new floor,
which is a credit to his and the company’s character.
Since there was no one person who was responsible for managing our entire project, we were passed back and forth between
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, the installer and the engineer when other problems emerged. We had the distinct feeling that had we not
held back the last payment (which was substantial), that final issues may not have been resolved to our satisfaction.
That said, the owner,
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, did come out to meet with me. He was eager to hear how the project was
going; was not defensive, and was quite willing to listen to suggestions. Given the overall quality of this industry, I
do believe that
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and his co-owner have created a quality company and will work to make it even better.
Some other positives about the company are the quality of their cabinetry and installers. The
cabinets are beautiful and of high quality. Our main installer,
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, was excellent and frankly had he managed the
entire project (including the additional contract work) I think it would have gone much better; but again, that is not their business model. Also they did complete the project mostly on-time with just a few day delay due to another design/engineering issue.
The end result is a kitchen that we are very happy with at a price that we think is very fair. We would consider using
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again (since we still have three bathrooms to remodel), however we would choose a different designer and we would insist on a
very different agreement about overall contract management.



- Stephen F.
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AMAZING! If I could give them an A+ rating, I would. I went to the shop, and then looked at different slabs outside. I took samples home. Once I knew which granite I wanted, we made arrangments for the templating. They allowed me to come and work with them when they laid the templates out on the slab I selected so that I could choose certain features within the granite for certain areas on the countertop. They were very, very friendly and knowlegeable, their prices were about $20/sq.ft. lower than the big box stores, and the granite selections were gorgeous. The installation was professional and beautifully done. Others who came to do cabinet work and painting commented on the quality of the granite installation.
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even went to the trouble to line things up so that a large, grey "bubble" in the granite on the countertop, that I loved, continued up into the backsplash! They were wonderful! By the way - I had them cut a 5" backsplash instead of 4" - it looks really good. The slightly greater height seems to balance out the thickness of the granite better. don't get granite from anyone without first talking to
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- Lee S.
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This is going to take a while but I'll start off by saying that working with
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and his crew was incredibly easy, all the more important as he started work the day we moved in to the house. My initial contact with
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was shortly after our offer on the house was accepted. He came over to the house and saw the avocado green fixtures in one
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and harvest gold in the other and knew immediately they had to go. The shower in the master bath was very small, but by removing the laundry chute, we could double the size of the shower. The kitchen was very claustrophobic and we talked about creating two window type openings in the interior walls to create a more open feel. He went off to work up a bid for those jobs. Before coming back with final numbers,
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sent seven or eight pictures of what he was proposing and once we decided on the work to be done, gave us the final numbers. The quote for the
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work excluded the shower tile, flooring, cabinet and new light fixture. I also decided to do the painting to save some money.
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and his crew showed up a few minutes early on the first day ready to put down floor protection and begin the demo work. About halfway through their day, I came back with the movers to bring my stuff in. There was no problem with either crew working around each other and the master bath was completely gutted the first day.
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had warned us that there might be a day or two when neither bath would be usable, but he would try to minimize that. On the second day into the job, we threw
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the first curve, asking if he could remove the wallpaper and
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the vinyl flooring in the laundry room. We also asked to add an exhaust fan in the master bath which wasn't part of the original quote (there is a window in the bath). He quoted the additional work and added it to the schedule. The master bath was usable in a week and the second bath demo began. At this point they found some water damage and fixed that. The second bath only took a few days and we were without water for only one night. At this point it was on to the kitchen walls and we decided to only open one wall. After the 3x3 for opening was created we decided that more wall should be removed and he created a much larger opening, removing 3/4ths of the wall. The majority of the work was done in 2 weeks with only a few items remaining on the punch list. Those were small items and we worked them into his schedule as they fit. The only item left at this time is to replace the defective fan in the master bath. To answer the most important question, I would hire
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again to do work in the house. we've already talked about what we might want to do with the kitchen, though that job is at least a year away.
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was a pleasure to work with and his ideas helped make a stressful time bearable. I also need to give a shout out to
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, the lead on the project who made sure everything was done perfectly and the site was cleaned up every day. I can't stress enough the professionalism they showed the entire process.
- Steve D.
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. It was the best contractor experience I have ever had. First of all, when I called him he said he was booked currently and couldn't get out for another few weeks. I explained it was to remodel a very small guest bathroom and that the toilett had been leaking so I shut the water off and taped the lid shut. I also explained that my
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friend of 40 years (we met in 1973 in the
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when we were undergoing basic training at the home of the Women's
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corps [WAC]) was coming soon and I wanted her to be able to have her bathroom ready to use. He then said, well let me come out in a couple of days to see it and then I could squeeze you in between my current job in your area. Well, he came with two men and gave them the go-ahead to start the job. He kept me informed all throughout the day. His crew was very courteous and they hauled away the old toilet, flooring, molding, etc. and left the bathroom spotlessly clean. I also got an estimate for replacing the handle on the shower in my bathroom as it is a knob type and one of my frequent guests can't turn it on or control the temperature because she has severe arthritis in her hands. I will be tackling that project very soon and told him I would definitely hire him for the job. This was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend him and will definitely hire him again.
- PATRICIA L.
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These folks demonstrated a total and complete knowledge of all aspects of my project. They basically held my hand and guidied me when I felt I was in over my head without ever making me feel incapable or stupid. I had many people tell me I was crazy to completely remodel a perfectly good home but in my experience it was more than worth it. I ended up with the home of my dreams for far less than I would have spent going to new construction and this way I got to customize everything that was important to me.
The team at MHI was on point with their scheduling, communications and coordination of lots of subcontractors and vendors that had to be brought in for the various tasks in a project this big.
It quickly became very obvious that the team at
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are quite capable of all buidling needs from the dirt work for proper foundation drainage we encountered to the final selection of the color scheme throughout the home.
Now when it is all done and I am asked if I would ever do it again.....the answer is YES! but ONLY with
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help!
- Matthew B.
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The staff was always polite, friendly and professional. No matter how many times I changed my mind during the process they never got upset or impatient with me.
When appointments were made they were always either kept or I received a phone call way in advance to make the change.
When I started my remodel project many people thought I was nuts to take on such a big project but with the
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staffs' assitance it was fun and a breeze.
Thank You -
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I LOVE my new home!!!
- Tamara B.
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I initially contacted this gentleman via Angie's List and had to cancel due to medical reasons.
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brought us back together when I contacted another company about a bathroom remodel. Mr.
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works with this other company and came out to our house, took measurements and even looked at our front stairs which need replacing. He seemed nice enough and we were seriously considering utilizing his services once we rec'd an estimate.

We were told that he would get back to us within a few days of the visit with estimates. Several days went by and we did not hear anything. I finally got an estimate from the other company with Mr.
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's work rolled into it and nothing on our stairs. I attempted to call him and his voicemail was full and not accepting messages. We literally lost two weeks waiting for an estimate that never came. Based on this, we will not be using him - I guess he doesn't want our $$$
- Sarah Danette S.
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They tore down a small bathroom and replaced some of the flooring because of some water damage. We purchased all the fixtures like new toilet, sink, vanity and shower through them. They redid the drywall and painted it. They are tiling the floor and the shower area right now. They still have to install the glass, door and shower fixtures. It took longer than we expected and they are still working on the project.
- David S.
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This is to amend our original post. The shower basin from the original install was replaced and is now broken again, the drain was not seated properly and the basin is squishy and leaking, the shower tile caulk is peeling and the floor tile does not appear to be sealed. We contacted them to have it repaired AGAIN and have been given the run around ever since. Someone came out and agreed it needed to be replaced and was very apologetic. However, they didn't show when they were supposed to then tried to say it didn't need replacing; now he is not answering my emails. In looking at the state L&I site it appears the company has gone through a license change since our original install and that license has been suspended. There are already judgements against the new license number as well.

I spent around $4000. The main person who did the project was very responsive and very easy to work with. Unfortunately, he is no longer with the company. They got the work done in a timely fashion. We got what we asked for pretty much exactly. The person who was working was very friendly and very professional. The price was very reasonable. The basin in the shower cracked within just a couple of months once the remodeling was done. They came out and replaced it. They had to redo a part of the tile in the shower and on the floor. They didn't charge us to come back and fix the broken basin or any work they did but they did leave all the garbage behind for us to dispose of.The person we worked with is no longer with the company and we will not use them again in the future.
- Douglas R.
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While on vacation in Hawaii I had a small water/sewage backup issue for which I hired a plumber from Kauai and hoped all would be well until I was scheduled to be home the following day. Instead, I came home late at night to a HUGE water/sewage backup affecting my guest bathroom, adjacent laundry room and kitchen, as well as the master bathroom and part of the master bedroom. Little did I know just how long I would continue to live in a hotel following my vacation. I had the plumbers come back out, I called my homeowners insurance as the damage was extensive and everything was wet, and set about a process that I could write a book about - I will save that for the publisher, though. After a restoration company that my insurance company suggested came and tore my house apart I began the process of dealing with insurance companies, that restoration company, and another contractor on a daily basis. I also work full-time, have two 70-lb dogs, and a boyfriend who are all living in a hotel room at this time. There was already extensive demolition work done by the restoration company because I did not know about
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and his great company until too late in my project. He grabbed onto my mess, embraced it and made quick work of a huge headache. We were hampered by bringing an old house up to code, dealing with an insurance company who was already frustrated with this claim from before
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came along and was reluctant to pay more money, but
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was willing to do anything to get this done for me. I had been previously delayed for almost 6 weeks by the other contractor who couldn't seem to bid the job or really understand how my insurance company would handle this.
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bid the job quickly, and started work almost immediately. He provided me with a schedule or work, updates throughout the project, allowed me to do some of the work myself to save money, and completed everything beautifully a full week AHEAD of the schedule he had set for himself. Amazing, and the work was absolutely wonderful.
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went above and beyond the call of duty in many instances, and I could not be more pleased with his work. I am still working with
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and his company on my master bathroom and bedroom in phase 2 of my project and will report on that separately, but he again, is and has gone beyond the call of duty in trying to help me keep the costs down, yet bring my old goofy house up to code, and make it all be much better than it was before. My project has been a learning experience, but I only wish I had known about
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and
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from the very beginning.
- Lisa B.
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