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"Went fairly well. I first used their services to identify and then fix water leaks in my town house. The roofer I used couold not find the
" nor could 2 other "experts" they called in. Then they quit returning my calls. Reliable Rmodeling came in looked at the job. We went into a contract just to determine the problem with all monies paid to go against the cost of fixing the leak. Turns oout it wasa construction problem. The wrong size board had been used and that left open a water channel which I saw pictures of. i have worked with several of their crews.I have had several contracts with them including carpet and inside painting. Work is done on time and within the contract. The crews are well supervised. I am quite satisfied with the work and how it gets done. High quality work. Highly recommend them

-Mary H.

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and his team have really performed well! I'm the homeowner, but I encouraged
to put his sign in the yard, right" when I knew I would 100% recommend
to others. That was within a couple of weeks! If you're reading this, and you're looking for someone to build a house, remodel a house, or simply change out some old windows, give
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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 Birmingham

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Nations was very professional and arrived for his initial review of work to be done at the time of his scheduled appointment with me. He is a very nice young man. He just never provided an estimate; even after a reminder email that he had failed to provide an estimate and substantial start date. I never received any further response from him. It just seemed strange to me that he would be so punctual and take the time to review the work only to ignore any further communication concerning the job.
- C. Bruce K.
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is the BEST contractor ever. Mike does high quality work.
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is a very ethical contractor . He is trustworthy, responsible, dependable and knowledge.
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still does work for us and I will always refer him to other people. I thank God for
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, because of him, we are back in our home.


- Bridgette T.
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They researched how the shower should be built, door width, and threshhold requirements to be
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compliant. They were very responsive to questions/issues and did a great job. The people were all pleasant to work with. I would use them again.
- Becki G.
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I called this company to come out and give me a quote for some work to my roof. They came out promptly and one time the next day. They brought a roofer and an estimator. I received an "off the hip" quote and was told they would come back later that week. I called later in the week and they said they were coming back out that afternoon. They never showed up and I called my original contact and he assured me someone would be out very soon and give a written quote. No one ever showed up and I never got a quote. I could never figure out why they came out the first time with a roofer and an estimator if they were not able to give a quote. It was confusing. They came high recommended so I am not sure what went wrong. Left a bad taste in my mouth.
- Brian S.
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was a great contractor to work with. Very professional, honest and ethical. His subs were very well trained and timely. The materials used in our house were top quality. The house was completed on schedule and exactly to our plans and specifications without many change orders. All change orders were by our choice for additional services or scope. We had several bids on this project and
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was the most competitive bid. We have since used him again on a second home.
- TINA L.
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renovated a crumbling 80+ year old historical house. Floors were falling through, plaster cracked, windows leaking, roof leaking, 80-year-old wire and knob electrical system; just to name a few challenges. Their attention to detail for our 80+ year old house was amazing. All the moldings for the addition were hand crafted and matched the existing house down to every detail. It is very difficult to tell where the old house stops and the addition begins. The job superintendent has much experience with historical houses and was wonderful to work with. Nothing was ever a problem for
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. If something came up on the job, it was solved immediately with no major discussion, issues, or price overages.
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Banks, the owner, is a very honest and ethical business man. We even lived in the existing house while the addition was being constructed. The work was completed in the timeline estimated by the contractor.
- TINA L.
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My husband contacted Punchlist to
drywall our basement and they ultimately ended up doing much more than
that. The drywall and installation of doors was approx. $10,000. Then we
added a drop ceiling and painting. The drywall work was very
professionally done and the finish excellent. We have had many painters
in our house over the last 13 years but CJ by far is the best ever. They
are very responsive if something isn't done to your liking but most of
the time they point out things to you that you hadn't even noticed.
The drop ceiling looks wonderful. We requested that they change it around
some so we would not have quite as many small pieces and they did that
without extra charge.
The cost exceeded the original estimate
because we added additional work.
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works within the estimate he gives
you. The only thing I would suggest is that you get one estimate for
all the work you need. You will get a better price from
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if you get
the estimate for all the work you want done. If you piecemeal the work,
they may have to finish one small job and come back at a later date for
the next. This ends up taking additional time and additional cost. The
price, though, is always fair because they work extremely hard.
- Marsha S.

All Basement Remodeling Companies in Birmingham, AL

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Roebuck Springs
Birmingham

5 Star TN

2818 b foster ave

A.J. Homes, Inc.

Birmingham

AA Enterprises

200 88th St S
Birmingham

Absolute Home Renovations

210 County Rd. 561
Hanceville

Ace Plumbing Service

7227 Deer Haven Road
Pinson

Alabama Stone Works, Inc.

3000 5th Ave S
Birmingham

Alapaint

1976 Patton Chapel Road
Hoover

alexander building company

217 Country Club Park
Birmingham

All Trades Inc.

5885 snowville brent rd
Dora

Alltrade Remodel and Maintenance

1325 Falcon Drive
Birmingham

American HomeCrafter Inc.

4249 4th Ave S Apt D1
Birmingham

Bama Home Improvement

337 Park Road
Pleasant Grove

Banks Home Building Inc

4206 Brasher Dr
Birmingham

Best Home Maintenance & Construction

362 Island Creek Dr
Calera

Birmingham Income Properties

5330 Stadium Trace Parkway Suite 100
Hoover

BIRMINGHAM SCREEN CO

1032 17TH ST SW
Birmingham

Blair Remodeling

2674 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham

Blake Construction Inc

516 20th Ave. N.E.
Birmingham

BMG Remodeling

3008 Belmont dr

Bob Whitley Decorating Inc

2719 19th Pl S
Birmingham

Boswell Maintanence and Remodeling

203 Quinncrest Lane
Bessemer

Boundless Building Services, LLC

2061 Lakewood Drive
Birmingham

Bropar Construction

6243 Letson Farm Trail
Bessemer

C & G Development, Inc.

P.O. Box 424
Gardendale

C & W ELECTRIC COMPANY LLC

PO Box 170004
Birmingham

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north
Birmingham

Cardinal Roofing & Restoration

4015 saddle run Cir.

CG Contracting

2332 Burns Ln
Birmingham

Charlie's Construction

4301 Huntsville rd.
Florence

Complete Home Repair

PO Box 83
Cropwell

Completion Specialist

1552 29th court
Birmingham

Construction & Management Solutions, LLC

115 Walter Davis Dr Ste B
Birmingham

Cooper Building & Roofing Co.

3000 6th Ave
Huntsville

Dabney Homes Inc

231 hWY 13
Helena

Darden Construction Co, Inc

P.O. Box 1307
Trussville

DAVID & KAREN'S JOINT VENTURE

27 SHADES CREST RD
Birmingham

Deca Construction

7213 Groundhog Rd
Morris

DG Homes, LLC

1753 Shades Crest Road
Birmingham

Dodge City Construction Co llc

334 county road 111
Bremen

Faith Construction

224 Vancouver
Birmingham

Fathers & Sons LLC

1061 Cardinal Circle
Bessemer

Fix It Handyman Service

2320 Teton Road
Birmingham

G & G INTERIOR DESIGN

6415 N CLUBVIEW CR
Bessemer

Golden Home Repair

15 Dorothy Ln
Wetumpka

Grayson Construction

1401 Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham

Griffin Building Group, LLC.

P.O. Box 660165
Birmingham

Harmony Remodeling

217 Country Club Park
Birmingham

HD Innovations

8651 Highlands Drive
Trussville

HISTORICAL HOMECRAFTERS INC

932 Copena Dr
Pelham

holland home repair

1807 oakmont dr. s.e
Cullman

Holland Homes LLC

421 Opelika Road
Auburn

Home Handyman

1813 Indian Hills Rd
Pelham

home star properties llc

2508 Chuchura Road
Birmingham

Homemade Design

41 Monument Ave

HOMES BY INDIANWOOD, INC

2116 OLD MONTGOMERY HWY
Pelham

Howard Rigsby Construction

5560 Rex Lake Lane

IROC Plumbing, INC.

721 Cahaba Manor Court
Pelham

J & L Contracting

264 Sequoyah Rd
Pell City

J.C Remodeling

950 Rainwood lodge rd.
Quinton

Joel Rhodes

338 East View Dr
Birmingham

Jones-Warren Construction

PO Box 530662
Birmingham

Keen Construction

5498 villa trace
Birmingham

Ken Underwood Development

577 Shoal Ridge Dr
Leeds

Kirklands all out construction

310 Andalusia Estates dr.
Andalusia

KITCHEN ADVANTAGE

3200 3RD AVE S
Birmingham

KRB Construction, LLC

5640 Clifford Circle
Birmingham

KT's Home Improvements

7122 2nd ave south
Birmingham

Laster & Associates

937 47th Way North
Birmingham

Lawn Care and More, LLC.

4800 War Eagle Drive
Bessemer

Lawson Contracting

7124 County Rd 37
Clanton

LEISURE CRAFTERS

Trussville

Long Brother Roofing & Renovation

3440 Valley Ave SW
Decatur

Lovette Construction

2030 Columbiana Rd
Birmingham

LRG Homes

Maylene

M & C Renovations, Inc.

211 Shenandoah Dr
Birmingham

MA Frazier Construction

PO Box 383023
Birmingham

MAC Group

5117 Trace Crossings Dr
Hoover

Magic City Home Improvement

5541 13th Ave S
Birmingham

McKay Building Company, Inc.

7059 Meadowlark Drive
Birmingham

MES Construction

40 Commerce Drive
Pelham

Mickey Hankins Homebuilders

705 Pleasant Grove Rd
Pleasant Grove

N C TREVINO CONSTRUCTION, INC

2219 Vanderbilt Road
Birmingham

N J T Construction Inc.

1027 Briarcliff Trce
Birmingham

NeedCo Inc

2901 18th Street South
Birmingham

Noel Builders

1009 Wesley Trace
Birmingham

North Alabama Builders

311 County Road 1387
Vinemont

Old World Carpentry

2850 fairway Dr
Birmingham

Oldcastle Surfaces-Atlanta

1400 W Marietta St

On Site Restoration

4898 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham

Over the Mountain Design & Remodeling

2269 Ridgemont Dr
Birmingham

Oxford Construction LLC

3708 Northcote Dr
Birmingham

PENTOIR INC

404 BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE
Birmingham

Plastx USA

21 Dixon Avenue

PRECISION HOMECRAFTERS LLC

1215 LAKE FORREST CIR
Birmingham

Precision Services LLC

6632 Warrior River Road
Bessemer

Premier Restoration

1500 Urban Center Drive
Birmingham

PRIME PAINTING & CONTRACTING

2469 Tyler Road
Hoover

PRO CONSTRUCTION LLC

1104 DUNNAVANT VALLEY RD
Birmingham

Pro Services

6632 Warrior River Road
Bessemer

Property Investors LLC

2214 3rd Ave N
Birmingham

Punch-List Repairs LLC

101 Shirley Ln
Chelsea

Quality Pro wash LLC

1025 Stableway Rd
Pike Road

Quality Remodeling

PO Box 231
Fosters

R. S. Battles Inc.

2875 Guinns Cove Road
Hayden

R.R. of Al. Inc.

PO Box 819
Pelham

Red Head Rehabs

12004 Hatteras St

Remodeling Associates Inc

3125 Autumn Ct
Birmingham

Rick Neary Interior Tirm and Decks

25 Jason Street
Trussville

RKR Construction Inc.

po box 119
Trussville

Robson Contractors Inc.

3423 Ashford Ln.
Trussville

Room Builders Inc

659 Poplar Ln
Birmingham

RSC Properties

405 redwood st

RSU Contractors

1461 Battleground Dr Ste A

Saunders Bradford

4100 Autumn Lane
Birmingham

Schell Construction

853 Brad Drive
Birmingham

Sharp Remodeling Birmingham

4691 Trussville Clay Road

Shield Properties

4654 Nicholas Dr
Bessemer

Sizemore Specialty Construction

702 Linden St
Trussville

Southern Renovations & Construction, LLC

5235 Pinson Valley Parkway
Pinson

Southland Home Builders

PO Box 249
Locust Fork

Specialized Renovations L.L.C

129 Shady Cir
Alabaster

Specialty Construction Services LLC

138 5th Avenue NE
Alabaster

StoneCrest Home Builders

1747 Russet Woods Lane
Birmingham

StoneMark Construction

4581 Deer Creek Trail
Bessemer

Superior Roofing And Remodeling LLC

8196 Russell Drive
Mccalla

supreme plumbing

6249 stewart road
Leeds

Tice Construction Inc

PO Box 453
Moody

Trent Thrasher Construction

3053 Steele Station Road
Rainbow City

Trettel Home Repair

PO Box 158
Fultondale

Triple B Construction

755 County Road 15
Heflin

Triple P Corporation

3143 Belwood Dr
Birmingham

TWIN CONSTRUCTION

2907 Central Ave Ste 105
Birmingham

URBAN SCAPES

5504 1st Avenue N
Birmingham

Veterans Restoration Inc

301 Cornwall Dr
Maylene

VILLAGE PARK BUILDERS

PO BOX 531161
Birmingham

VILLAGE PARK BUILDERS

PO BOX 531161
Mountain Brook

Vulcan Disposal

3740 Davinci Ct Ste 460

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Weather Armor LLC

PO Box 430162
Birmingham

Whitfield Plumbing Co.

P O Box 209
Vandiver

Woodworks and Fireplace

8365 Old Tenn. Pike Rd.
Pinson

Wright Touch Remodeling

901 3rd Street W. Unit 10
Birmingham

Wyatt Building Corp

1077 Commerce Cir
Pelham

Y & Y QUALITY PAINTING

112 WINDSOR LN
Pelham

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