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"Very professional, not a big business as it's run by him and his family. They came to my home, picked up the furniture and brought it to their repair shop." Several days later they called and said it was ready; the next day the brought the 2 chairs back. I know I wouldn't have had the extent of the work they did as reasonably priced by another larger business. I would strongly recommend them to anyone. I'm retired and living on a limited income, so he was a rare, but welcome, find.

-Henry H.

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came out as scheduled and gave us an initial price. I felt this was a little more than we had planned on spending. He worked with us in" several different ways in order to meet our budget. The chairs were picked up on Thursday and returned on Friday. They look wonderful and much better than the original fabric. We were so pleased with their work and professionalism we will have them redo some other furniture in the near future.

-Nancy E.

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If possible, always visit the upholstery shop to ensure that it's a clean environment and the work is being completed on site, says Harvey. (Photo courtesy of Bahama Upholstering)

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An upholsterer can revitalize an older piece of furniture with new fabric and even restructuring. While the work can be costly, it can be worth it to preserve a well-made item. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Catherine R.)

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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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!

Upholstering reviews in Waunakee

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Our experience with
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was wonderful.
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and
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went out of their way to help us choose fabrics that met out decorating and financial needs. The men who picked up and returned our love seat and sofa were polite, punctual and very respectful of our home and furniture. The final product exceeded our expectations. Their meticulous work resulted in a beautiful sofa and love seat. We are grateful to all at
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and would highly recommend them.
- Nancy U.
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I'd gotten the additional fabric needed for the project - they were picked up right on time, were gone for about 10 days (when we were out of town) and ready for delivery when we called. The work is excellent - we're very please with the service. We had originally called
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's Custom Upholstery (recommended on Angie's List) and he brought in
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- who was just starting up his repair services. Both men came to do the pickup, explained the shift in work - and we said fine. This is a new listing and I hope it helps
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get established - we would definitely recommend him and use him again.
- elizabeth G.
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THE GOOD:
I think
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is a competent designer. She has a nice personality, was well prepared for appointments, and was as on-time for appointments as one can expect given the traffic in the Puget Sound area. We liked the color palette that she recommended.

THE BAD:
One would think that one of the first questions that a designer would ask is, "What's your budget?". This didn't happen so on two different occasions I asked if $30K was a reasonable estimate for a remodel. I never got a straight answer from her, which should have been our clue to cut our losses and run.
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and the contractor that she works with provided an estimate to us of $60k - twice our stated budget. Instead of leading us to reasonably-priced materials, she tried to lead us to very expensive materials that she liked; for example, one 8-inch wall sconce was estimated at $450.
She also bid $800-$1200 for a design that she ultimately charged $2275 for, and did not inform us that we were exceeding her estimate. That amount included time that
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, my wife, and I spent shopping for items (with no prices shown on the items) that turned out to be way too expensive; a waste of our time and money. At this point we cut ties with
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We ended up going with a different contractor. His labor and contractor markup came to $14K, and he was able to provide materials at far less cost than what
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quoted. About the only thing that we used from
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's design was the vanity design, which we implemented for nearly 1/3rd
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's cost using decent quality modular cabinets and a remnant granite slab for a counter top. The total cost of our remodel came to about $29K, sales tax included, and we are very pleased with the results.
SUMMING UP:
We were expecting
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to guide us to a design, materials, and a contractor labor estimate that was close to our budget but her estimate came in at twice our budget. If your design needs are small, say, a one or two hour color consultation, or if you are fortunate enough that price is not a big concern, then I can recommend
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. Otherwise, you need some way to control
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's labor cost - perhaps negotiate a fixed-price contract with specific deliverables - as well as a way to keep tabs on total project cost. Do not hire her by the hour for a large project.
P.S.
As of August 2014
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had not embraced computer-aided design which adds to her fees. I used Sweet Home 3D (free) and did a digital design that was very helpful in quickly modelling different design ideas and visualizing space utilization.

- Jon W.
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We are preparing to move out of our house when we noticed a long rip from the seam of the seat cushion of our sectional. I called
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and was able to schedule the repair for the following day. She arrived at our house within the time frame that was set. She is a very nice lady and very friendly, too. She finished repairing the seat cushion way under half an hour. And it looked great! Very pleased with the result!
- Abelardo B.
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Angie was very responsive and patient with me as I procrastinated about fabric. She is very approachable and knowledgable about her craft. In the end I bought a fabric from Crate and Barrel that I really liked and she did the reupholstering. The style of the couch was dated and her husband was able to redesign the arms so they looked current. The couch is beautiful and it made me so happy to be able to keep my mother's beloved couch but have it look so modern. Thanks Angie, we love this couch now!
- Connie J.
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I am very happy with the result. I had
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recover my small Lane
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recliner. I am impressed with their skill and I honestly think it looks better than the original. This recliner has a lot of tucks, buttons and skirts but they didn't shortcut anything. It looks like a brand new chair.
They quoted a price of $450 and an additional $80 to replace the head cushion. I used an Angie's Deal, $99 for $200 worth of work so I actually paid $430. I purchased the material from someone else.
I gave them an A on price but I did not do much comparison. My satisfaction with the price is based on the cost of replacing the chair. Lane still sells this model but not in a color or material I want. With the Angie's Deal, the price for re-upholstery was about the same as replacement . Now I have the chair in the material I want and, after seeing the quality of the work, I am fine with the price. Especially since it includes pick-up and delivery.
The service from
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was great. I looked at fabric samples in their shop and I thought they were a bit high for what I wanted. They were quick to recommend some other suppliers and I bought my material from their neighbor. They did the chair during the busy holiday season and when I told them I needed it because I was expecting guests, they pushed and got it done in time. They showed up right on schedule for pick-up and delivery. I would definitely use them again.
- Sharon L.
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My wife was very pleased with the quality of the work and the attention to detail in matching fabric patterns. She has never been as pleased in the quality of upholstery work before. They picked our items up and delivered the finished work with great care and absolutely no damages.
In addition, the personnel of the company were going in vacation in a few days after they picked up our items, but they indicated they would finish our items before they left. They kept their promise, which pleased us very much.
This company will do any upholstery work we have in the future, and I feel no qualms in highly recommending them to others.
- Tom T.
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I spoke to
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. She told me to purchase the fabric from
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's for the seat. I disassembled the seat from the rest of the chair and took it and the fabric to
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. I was a bit shocked at how "common" her home looked. I suppose I expected sewing machines and fabrics draped across clotheslines. As
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took the materials, I felt a bit apprehensive. She told me when I could expect to have the product returned. When I returned, the upholstery job was gorgeous! My cat had vomited on the original white fabric, but still I purchased white fabric for the new job. It was flawless. I wasn't sure there would be enough material to cover the surface area, but there was enough to do the job and to cut the remainder fabric into two pieces and place on top of the seat to prevent my cat from repeating her behavior. When I arrived at
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's, I somehow had the price wrong. She wasn't home at the time, but she told her daughter via phone that I could simply pay her the other $5 on the next job. Instead, I sent her a thank you note and enclosed the $5. I would use her again in a heartbeat, and I gladly refer her to others if they don't mind doing some of the legwork themselves on the front-end of the job.
- Bobby P.

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Camelot Interiors Inc

7609 Elmwood Ave
Middleton

Cindy's Custom Interiors LLC

4810 Terminal Dr
Mc Farland

Creative Energy Designs Inc

1406 Williamson St
Madison

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Ecuador Cleaners LLC

1509 Brynwood Dr
Madison

Exquisite Windows & Decor

6666 Odana Road
Madison

H KRUEGER & ASSOC INC

7600 Terrace Ave Ste 101
Middleton

JSM Consulting

8383 Greenway Blvd
Middleton

KRIS' CUSTOM SEWING

3956 HOEPKER RD
Madison

LEATHER FURNITURE PLACE

5708 Vineyard Rd
Fitchburg

Leather Restoration Company

401 Madison St
Waukesha

MADISON LANDAU LTD

30 NOB HILL RD
Madison

NEST INTERIOR DESIGN

223 E Main St
Sun Prairie

Unique Upholstery

114 W Main St.
Waunakee

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