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The deck floor and stair treads was more diffcult then they anticipated, but did a fair job for the price, quality of materials was poor, probably my fault for not questioning the grade of material. .
The custom fencing made to match exsiting fence around pool had a price that I thought was low, and I should have known better since I had built the 100 ft of fence around the pool. The quality of the fit of the balisters and rails was terriable at best. The young worker, I do not believe, ever had a saw or square in his hand before. I would not consider using them for custom fence work.
He explained what materials he would use or recommend and why, and was open to my comments about the way he would go about the job and provided honest feedback about my ideas.
Though the job site was not cleaned up as neatly as I would have liked at the end of each day, when the job was completed, the site was left clean and neat. This might be upsetting to some people, but because of his skill and work ethic, it was a small inconvenience to me - not worth being concerned about in the whole scheme of the project.
I paid a 10% deposit - to ascertain the project was scheduled. The day he started, I paid for materials. The balance was paid when the job was completed.
If you are looking for someone to install a deck, wood or vinyl, and want great workmanship, I recommend you at talk with "
DO NOT HIRE THIS PERSON.
The business is basically one person. I had NO problem with his helper. Actually, the work the helper did far outweighed the work that
The "sub-contracting" that is done is for one of his friends that does work.
At one point, there was the main roofer with a helper, and there was
The roofer did work VERY hard. I had 4
One morning when the roofer gave
Other days he would leave early or go somewhere and come back. When the painting work got held up because the roofer was the one replacing wood around the windows
To this day, the job is still not done.
All the guys left my door open constantly. The electrical outlet was inside and the screen door didn't have spring to it. They just ignored that and left it wide open. One day when the roofer was there alone I stopped and the front door was propped all the way open. The back door was also. He had opened the front door and put the jam in the screen door so he could carry his wood out. It was open all day, feet from the
Right when it started raining during Hurricane
I did research and found out from a reputable company that looked at the paint cans
He was told by the paint company to use a masonry primer. Yes, he did use the correct primer. But he was to use the primer in the straight form out of the can.
When you paint asbestos shingles, which is highly recommended to seal in the fibers...you need to be very careful to NOT have paint runs on them. If you see runs, you need to get a brush or roller and cut it in so it doesn't run. I've got runs all over my house. It goes down the side of the house, then down the concrete wall at the bottom and then went onto the concrete porch and formed a puddle. I did get a company to look at it that is a reputable painter and as soon as he saw it he could tell the paint was thinned out.
At one point I told
He then told my husband that he was going to get the paint company to come out and look at it. This was during the heavy rains of
So...here I am. I have now sent him a certified letter for signature and this was on my list to do second. The Post Office tried to deliver my peice of mail at 9:15 this morning. Just like I figured he'd do....he either didn't answer the door or he was sleeping from his stooper and didn't hear it. If they can't get him to claim it in 15 days it will get returned to me. Needless to say, I am already preparing my next step. Why wait until the 15 days are up. Unfortunately right now I can't tell you what I am going to do next because he does have access to this site when his girlfriend pulls it up for him.
How can he honestly think that this is MY fault? I wish he would tell me. How did I make the paint not stick?
I seriously think that he has done this type of thing to so many people and they just let him get away with it. They don't know how to go through the process and don't know what to do. I feel sorry for all those people.
You see....in the last year and a half I have lost both my parents, both my in laws and my only brother.
No more. I now can't trust anyone anymore. He has ruined any trust I ever had and there ARE good contractors out there. Unfortunately for him he isn't one of them.
The whole time he was there he complained about money and being broke and not having jobs. I don't think he gets it. When you do a GOOD job for someone is when THEY will tell people. AND AT THE SAME TIME......when you do a BAD job for someone is when THEY will tell people too.
I'm truly confused why he wonders why he's not getting any calls!!
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL.
A good painter is listed here on Angie's List. Last time I checked they had 9 rated A reports. In fact, I spoke to their paint supplier and they are VERY highly recommended and do a fantastic job. PLUS.....they don't take ANY money until the job is completely done. F, 1st in name.
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He brought his polite teenage children to help him during construction. He is great at details and readily accepted any suggestions we had. He beat his original time estimate of three weeks by several days.
He put all the time we needed into defining what was to be built and that helped greatly in us being totally satisfied with our gorgeous
new deck. And no more pressure washing or splinters !
don't let this smaller size firm slip under your radar !
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