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I contacted
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to discuss a 203k project. Mr.
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called me the same day to discuss the project. Unfortunately his company cannot take on the project at this time, but he spent upwards of 45 minutes with me on the phone discussing some of the ins and outs of 203ks and providing very useful advice. Mr.
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, who I believe is the owner of the company, did not have to spend time with me on the phone disbudding a project his company would not be pursuing, but he did. That's customer service.
- Aja B.
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Overall, the project went well with a few hiccups along the way. Mostly around communications as to what was in the scope of the contract based on how the contract was interpreted. As an example, we decided to do the painting of the floor on our own after the work was done to save money. We were unaware that this also meant they were removing the process to stain and finish the new hardwood floor, even though what we asked to be removed from the contract was cost for painting the walls. We had a good bit of back and forth on that and were able to meet in the middle as
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did do the staining without incurring extra cost to us.
One thing I would rave about is our foreman, who was on site every day. He was fantastic and he really kept the project moving along as well as ensured the house stayed cleaned (as we lived through the renovations). He was not only extremely skilled at doing portions of the work but also managing the timelines and schedule with other subcontractors or people on the team. I can't reiterate enough how important the foreman is throughout the process. Meeting and feeling comfortable with the designated foreman, for future renovations, is something I will be sure to do each time.
- Kara H.
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It went really well. I do like the fact that two people came and took measurements. I also liked that they doubled checked all their measures to create a sketch of the kitchen as it's currently modeled and the how we would like for it to be remodeled. Though we haven't received a quote yet (they expressed upfront that they would be busy and may not get us one as soon as we would like), I did want to provide a review based on what I saw. If that is how the come to a meeting to gather what they need for an estimate, I can imagine that they do a great job. We have decided to go with another contractor, through no fault of United KB.
- Ashante H.
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First the good:
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has a great selection and some really unique tiles that we didn't see available anywhere else. The person that initially helped us was very knowledgeable and we went home with 3-4 tile samples.
The not so good: After selecting the tile we wanted for the backsplash we went called to schedule a measurement to get an estimate and found out the person who helped us was no longer with the company. It took over a week for someone else to get back to us. Then the quote we received was literally more than twice as much as 2 others we received. So we emailed + called trying to figure out if somehow we just ended up picking the most expensive tiles ever. After another week+ of no response we went to the store and found a young staffer to try to figure out the high estimate - because the original quote just had the price without a breakdown of materials or labor. The materials came to just over $500 - so they were quoting us over $5000 on labor for a 1 day job, about 24 sq feet of backsplash.
If you have a high end project maybe they are the right fit, but can't recommend for folks with an actual budget.
- Adam S.
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Not imaginative. Mostly used my ideas. Provided a computer printout of the design, but no estimate on the cost to have the work done. I assume they did not want the job...pretty much a waste of my time and money, even though it was an Angie's $100 special.
- Margaret R.
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Shy from
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brought her crew in and they found it in no time. This was really critical as it was doing damage and we could not figure it out. It turns out the toilet on the floor above was leaking. Not only did they find it quickly but they fixed it right away and they fixed it properly so this will never happen again. They also cleaned up after the work so I could not even tell the work was done! The entire team was professional and so nice and friendly. I felt very comfortable having them in my home. They even were nice to our dog Penny. This is truly an amazing company. I will use them again and again without hesitation. We used them years ago to remodel several other bathrooms in our home and we were so very pleased with the work. We have also recommended them to our friends and they have done spectacular jobs on our friends' kitchens and basement remodels. I am always willing to recommend Shy and
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without hesitation.
- Catherine B.
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were amazing. They consulted me throughout the whole process. They found the door I wanted and made suggestions as we started work. They did a great job communicating with me about the work/complications and decisions that needed to be made. When they opened up my door frame they found that the door had not been framed correctly. They showed me the problem which was that the frame consisted of 2 boards nailed together as opposed to one continuous board. They explained why this was a problem and proposed solutions which they completed quickly. Then they showed pride and thoroughness all the way to the end of the job. Matched the paint on the exterior, found the trim stain on the inside, etc. To top it off, they are super nice people.
- Megan N.
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Because I am planning to relocate to Florida in September, the circumstances have changed and I will not be able to enjoy the wonderful work
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planned. The estimate included new solid wood cabinets, new flooring, lighting, high grade appliances and granite counter tops.With new appliances, it was expected that the price per square foot would increase as the total square feet of the kitchen decreased. The kitchen was a condominium kitchen requiring everything fit into just 77 square feet (11x7). The estimate was for $32.9K making the cost per square foot at just over $400 per square foot. Since I am selling the place, a new kitchen would add approximately $15K to the value of the condominium resulting in a $15K overall loss for me. That is why I requested the project stop before materials were purchased and labor started. I live in NW
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DC in a 9 story condominium. I checked with several other contractors and found that they were either too busy during the summer or they refused to work in buildings in DC over two stories because of past issues with building management support for necessary activities like temporary water shutoff during construction. Only
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was ready and willing.
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was very nice and professional from the start and continued to be nice and professional after the request to stop. I really appreciate
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- Mark C.
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After buying an Angie's List special, they were very quick to respond and schedule my repair. The whole thing took less than an hour. They were clean, professional, and would definitely use them again.
- Daniel S.
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bill Long story short: It did not go well.
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quoted me a 3 week project completion time with all workers doing work on my home being licensed. The work was to begin on February 25 and end by March 18. Neither of the guys I met who worked on my home were licensed contractors. Shortly after
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' workers begin on my house he came to me with an unusual request. He said that his main worker had fallen on hard times and lost his home. Since the home that I had just purchased would be vacant until renovations were completed, he wanted to know if I would be kind of enough to let this man stay in the home until he completed the project. Now first and foremost, I am Christian who grew up in a poverty-stricken area, I know what it's like for someone to fall on hard times and need a hand.
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said that in exchange for the man's room and board, he would prime, prep and paint my walls on the main floor and do some handyman work here to help get the house in good condition. Furthermore, he said that with the man staying there, the kitchen work could be finished faster because the person would be there all the time. Unfortunately, I agreed. I think this was the beginning of the 3 week project turning into an 8 week project! One week after
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started on my kitchen renovation,
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told me to go out and choose my cabinets. I did that on March 4 out in Suitland, MD. One week after choosing my cabinet, I chose my granite on March 10 out near
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, VA. At this point we are a little more than one week away from the completion time. My cabinets were ordered on March 11 and
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reassured me that they would be in the following week. A few days later, he says that the cabinets wouldn't be in until March 28, a week after the proposed date. I said OK, does that mean we should be finished by 1st of April, he replied yes. At this point, I understand because sometimes projects take longer. But the guy staying in the home was supposed to be working to make sure that all of the other areas of the home were being taken care of. This was not happening. I would walk in to my home and there would be a heavy cigarette smoke smell. I told them that I have a 7 year old son and nobody in my home smokes, I don't want my new home to have that smell. So after that, I would come all of the windows would be open with the central heat blasting around the clock. Moving on to some of the other work,
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was to have the wall fully removed in the entry way to open up the dining space. This involved some electrical reconfiguration. After moving into the home, I found out that nearly all of the electrical work done by the unlincensed electrician was done wrong. All of my lights which should have had separate breakers in the electrical box were connected to one switch. He had one switch controlling 3 or 4 lights downstairs. Furthermore, the electrical work that was supposed to be done for the microwave and dishwasher installation
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to false connections that did not work. This would explain why
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kept pressing me to install the appliances for me when I got them. This man did not take pride in his work by hiring well qualified workers. Moving on to the painting job that I was supposed to receive in exchange for the room and board. I bought paint and materials on March 28. The paint work was somewhat finished on April 3.
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sent me a message saying the prep work paid off. Now, if anyone would like to contact me for pictures of the paint job, I am more than willing to provide. There was very little prep work done and the paint job was extremely amateur and outright sloppy. The guy painted over all of the electrical sockets and light switches and the use of painter's tape seemed nonexistent. All of the trim is splattered with paint and the bottom of the walls were left unpainted. He did not paint behind the toilet in the bathroom and paint splattered all over the bathroom door. He just left it there.
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said that he would get paint thinner to clean up those areas but that never happened. Now remember I ordered the granite on March 10?
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tells me the first week of April that the granite hadn't been ordered and I needed to go back out to Virginia in
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to order granite from somewhere else. At this point we are 6 weeks after the start of the project. Now when I needed the granite guy to work on my schedule
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gave a lot of attitude. As if I wasn't wasting time, money, gas going to pick out something that I was under the impression had been taken care of weeks before. He was frustrated that I was frustrated at how much time the project was taking and how poorly done the work and lack of communication had been so far. We set a new completion date of April 16. I had already pushed back my hardwood floor installation twice because
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was still working on the home and the guy was still staying there "doing work". April 16 came and pass, so did the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st.
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was out of town these days and when he returned, the kitchen STILL had not been completed. Since the work was not done in March, I had to pay for another month of storage. When it was time to get my things out and I went to the home and saw the kitchen wasn't completed, I informed
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and told him that it was my last day for storage. He replied "????First time communicated to me, but not surprised. Go ahead and move your stuff". What?! To that I responded that if you tell me it'll be done April 16, there's no need to inform you that my things have to be moved from storage by April 21. Those 2 dates don't conflict. But this is the attitude that he had about his failure to meet project deadlines. The following day when we met up in the home, the kitchen was completed but they had not cleaned up the mess made in the kitchen or in the basement when doing the electrical work. There was dust all of my new floors. He told me that the work would be done BEFORE my floors installed. It was not. When I mentioned the dust from granite work being on the floors, again, he had an attitude. He went on to tell me that the paint job was about $1200 worth a work that I got for free. No, that was not quality work. Again, I have pictures and he ultimately ended up apologizing for the horrible paint job after he praised it, when I pointed out all of the sloppiness. I guess he thought that anything would do for me and I'd be satisfied. He says "well at least the work you have to come behind him and do wont' be much". Again, No. It will be and after being in the home it was. We had to buy new paint and go back through spackling, prepping, priming and painting the entire downstairs except for the kitchen. We had to replace all of the light and socket plates that were painted over (painting 101). Then to top it all off, I received the 2 electric bills for the time the guy lived in the home. The first bill was over $300 and the second bill was right under $300. Nearly $600 in electric utility for this man living in my home.
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agreed to pay one. When I asked for additional discount for the second bill I would have to pay and for the inconvenience of the project lasting an extra month, he initially said no but then ended up giving me $50 off. This was the worst contracting experience.
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did not take pride in their work, the quality was poor and
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was unprofessional. I would not recommend them. I moved into the home in May and in my 2 billing cycles there, with my family, we are a total of 3, the summer electric bills have averaged around $70. I had to hire an electrician to come in and properly reconnect the electrical wiring and install electrical outlets for the dishwasher and microwave because this was not done. Please stay away and take heed to the saying: "Too good to be true" and "You get what you pay for".
- Brittany B.
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#1 Service Total Remodeling LLC

6455 Luretta Ann Ln
Springfield, VA

1 Stop Kitchen & Bath Shop

5104 Pegasus Ct
Frederick, MD

18 KARAT INTERIORS

20366 Clover Field Ter
Sterling, VA

2 Griffins Design and Build, Inc

27421 Clarksburg Rd
Damascus, MD

3-R Contracting, LLC

237 East Davis Street
Culpeper, VA

360 Design Studio

5550 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA

3G construction

Burlington, NC

5 Strong Construction, LLC.

2331 Mill Road, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA

A & A Housing Corporation

P.O. Box 2732
Upper Marlboro, MD

A & B DECORATING

3700 THURNER CT
Annandale, VA

A & C Contractors LLC

Serenade Pl
Springfield, VA

A & J Home Remodeling

123 Colfax Dr
Manassas, VA

A & J Painting

4360 Ivymount Ct
Fredericksburg, VA

A & P Builders

480 Stoney Bottom Rd
Front Royal, VA

A & S Sales Inc

458 S Pickett St
Alexandria, VA

A And K Refinishing LLC

3002 Blueford Road
Kensington, MD

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