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was punctual, thorough, neat and a very capable and professional builder. He suggested several changes in the design which were welcome and" which showed he was thinking thoroughly about how we would use the studio, rather than just doing a mechanical job without extra thought. . His craftsmanship was very good. The whole job was a very good experience for us and I would definitely use
again for remodeling and renovation. I would not even think of looking for anyone else.

-Charles Z.

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was not the cheapest, but certainly in the ballpark and extremely fair. Quality of work was excellent. We were very happy with the results.
is very attentive. He showed up on site almost everyday and responded to e-mails in a very timely basis.
also was very helpful with suggestions for paint color, tile and carpet.
was very helpful along the way, making sure we knew what to expect from timing and cost.
's workers were courteous and cleaned up at the end of each day.
was very professional when it came to dealing with the billing and contract process. In summary, we are very happy with the result of our basement and would recommend
to anyone in the future.

-Todd S.

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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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There are two sides to this and everyone will have an opinion.  I can tell you that from a contractor's point of view a customer that is up front with me is much easier to work with and the entire experience is much more pleasurable to all parties involved.  If you treat your contractor like there's always something to hide from him expect the same in return.  A good contractor is going to take your budget into consideration and make recommendations based on that budget.  When possible, he's going to estimate the work 10-20% under your target to leave room for the unexpected.  With any remodeling work, there's always the possibility and likelihood that there will be surprises that will have to be added such as mold damage, improper existing framing, etc.  The cushion allows room for the project cost to grow without going over your budget.  If no problems are found and you decide to spend that money some of the final finishes can be upgraded or other projects added.

Another good arguement for disclosing your budget to your contractor is to save you both some time and aggrevation.  You may have a $10,000 budget and want $30,000 worth of work.  Wouldn't you like to know your desires aren't possible before you get your hopes up or spend money on design fees for plans you can't afford?  Likewise, the contractor doesn't want to put in the hours of calculating the estimate only to find out it was all for nothing or that he has to refigure for a much lower cost after pricing what you specified.

Be fair and honest with your contractor if you expect the same respect in return.  You'll get a lot more out of it with the right contractor.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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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.

 

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You should always get a set of print and pull a permit when remodeling you home. It is a good thing that you want to be involved in your project. I do have some reservation about the electrical work. There is a lot at risk with doing the work yourself. If the house burns down you will never get the insurance money, unless your a certified electrician. Now of days 90% of home fires are blamed on electrical problems because the insurance company is to lazy and cheap to investigate the true problem. Also find out if the city you live in will allow you to perform the work. Make sure you coordinate your subs to have the proper time and space to perform their job. You don't want people working on top of each other. If you order all you materials make sure everything is there before you start your project. Have your subs check for proper and full items to be installed. Make sure every sub has a working set of prints. Make sure you have all the demo done before your subs show up to work. Schedule your plumber first, do any final framing or electrical work while you wait for inspection. Electrical inspection next followed by framing, insulation, and wallboard. All subs must get a final inspection on the job before you (the GC) can call in your final inspection.

Basement Remodeling reviews in Stevens Point

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I had a great experience with BBC. First, when I asked
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for an estimate for my basement, he showed up with bunch of details of his previous works and offered me if I'm interested to see his previous job quality or contact owners about their experience with him. It was very impressive. He provided excellent service and I'm very pleased with his job. He is a very professional and great human being. He also helped my son to set up his gym and find the right equipment. He finished the job in the
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period as he promised. I would recommend BBC to any one who wants the quality work and reliable person for their job. Payment installments was very clear and I made payment at each job completion No
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Charges. All his guys were very helpful and experienced. Thank BBC for your wonderful job.
- Jasbir S.
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He always cleaned his work area after each day of work was done. Always asked for my ideas and he gave his ideas. This really helped to make a final decision on how I wanted my bathroom to look. He is very good in details on each steps. I really appreciated this communication. Also he is a very kind man and patient. He wanted me to be happy with each detail.
- antonella G.
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Any discrepancy that I found
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was responsive to remedy the outcome and was courteous. For the most part JAM was timely in completing the projects. When it comes to cost JAM is probably not the cheapest contractor in town however, for the workmanship and result it is money well spent and you certainly get what you pay for. It was a pleasure having JAM construction do what I didn't have the time/skill to accomplish on my own.
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handled the added difficulty well of having to consult with my wife over the phone who was 4 states away from the project at the time.
- Alfred S.
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I really love the end result. All of the workers were amazing very responsible, nice and respectful. They didn't Rush to get the job done they took their time and made sure that everything was the way that we had asked. They checked everything made sure that everything was working correctly before I gave him the last check. They did an amazing job getting the job done. I am looking forward in working with them in the future since my husband and I are planning to do a couple of other things to the house. Overall the experience with them was great.
- Blanca V.
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I had my bathroom gutted completely and purchased everything new from Lowes and Home Depot. I had
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install my new
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tub, glass sliding doors,
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toilet, the sink, new cabinets with 3 drawers, 4 doors/shelves, all in real wood, floor and shower/tub tiles from tub to ceiling.
- Igor M.
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I was very happy with
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. The workmanship was excellent. For example, other estimators said the only way to remove my bathroom wallpaper was to replace my drywall, an expensive option.
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was able to remove the wallpaper inexpensively, and make the walls look perfect. The laundry area is now much more functional, and looks pristine.
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kept to their promised schedule, and cleaned up everyday. When I had questions I'd would call my project manager, Efim, who always answered his phone, was very responsive, and answered all my questions. I felt it was important to
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that I be happy with the project, and I was.
- Todd D.
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We had a major hail storm on Saturday,
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26th, 2014. We called
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. because our close friends in the Twin Cities highly recommended. We called
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and they came out the very next day!
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was very professional and was an expert when it came to working with our insurance. He handled pretty much everything start to finish. Our new roof is beautiful and we couldn't be more satisfied. He brought out many color samples and products to choose from and recommended what color would work best for our home. Thank you
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- Tanya D.
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It went really well, better and faster than I could have imagined.
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is a total professional and was easy to work with. He was kind to my wife and children and was very flexible and present during the project. We initially obtained three quotes. One was 10K more and the other was close in pricing but I felt more comfortable after meeting
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. The two guys he sent to do the bulk of the construction were very efficient and suggested a few helpful modifications that did not significantly increase the cost, but significantly improved the usability and final appearance of the room. They were nice guys who spoke English well so there were no communication issues. We had regular meetings with
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and the project went smoothly. Any options were presented in the beginning with pricing so their were no surprises and when we inquired about a potential modification,
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gave us fair pricing. When we are ready, we will have this company back to perform additional projects.
- Alan K.

All Basement Remodeling Companies in Stevens Point, WI

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Art Young Construction

502 YOUNGS LN
Auburndale

Badgerland Restoration & Remodeling

701 Industrial Dr
Waupaca

Blue Waters Home Improvements

Church St.
Stevens Point

Brook's

P.O. Box 841
Sheboygan

Brown construction

9984 county rd d

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Central Home Improvements Inc

1630 26th St N
Wisconsin Rapids

Christopher Electric

2264 Church rd
Mosinee

Cornerstone Carpentry

2526 31st Street North
Wisconsin Rapids

CURRIER BUILDERS

1602 EDS DR
Stevens Point

Derkson Home Remodeling

1390 Mulberry Lane

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Heritage Repair Service LLC

PO Box 474
Schofield

Homemade Design

41 Monument Ave

JTW Remodeling LLC

S3590 Pine Knoll Ct
Baraboo

Ken's Busy Bee Handyman Service LLC

8166 Lake Thomas Rd
Amherst

Koeller Builds Plus LLC

786 Oak Road
Kronenwetter

KOZICZKOWSKI CONSTRUCTION

5323 Birch Dr
Plover

Neil Berens Construction

1704 Plato St
Wausau

NorthStar Cleaning & Restoration

4205 Stewart Ave
Wausau

Oakwood General Contracting

5541 Oakwood Avenue
Stevens Point

Practical Remodeling & Repair

341 Lavigne Ave
Port Edwards

Prime Design Construction

1721 County Highway XX
Mosinee

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

RUEBL BUILDERS LLC

N9654 SUNSET DR
East Troy

T.H.I.S

675 Ridge Rd
Mosinee

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100
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