Chicago Porch Railing Installation

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Handyman Matters Chicago
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Recent Review: Ken M. did a great job. He was on time. He left the cement porch as clean and smooth as possible after removing cedar railings. He prepped the refuse for easy disposal by removing the nails from the wood. He also helped with suggestions for a replacement rail.
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Budget Right Handyman
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Recent Review: Budget Right called with notice of (slight) delay in arrival time. Had purchased two hours of "handyman" time on Angie's special offer. Had selected B.R. from location (and Angie's reports). Mark was polight and considerate, reviewed situation (a handrail mounting had split). Studs had to be located for successful repair. BR shopped for molding, added extra bracket for safety, purchased rail supports, remounted molding on wall into studs as necessary, mounted three supports, then filled plaster holes where necessary, painted and cleaned up. BR added $20. for cost of materials, and left remainder of fill material for continued maintenance.Work was performed on 115-year-old historical building.
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HandiCo Inc
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Recent Review: Went well. I purchased the railing and brackets to match the one on the other side. HandiCo cut it, added returns, stained, and installed. Railing is lovely, good match to original, sturdy. Employee was professional, cleaned area, offered to come back for any adjustment I need.
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Biango Construction
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Recent Review: Excellent service. Done promptly. Pleasant to work with. Highly recommend.
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Da Vinci Home Improvement
Recent Review: Overall happy with work. Faust was very polite and asked for input as he worked. Work was completed over 2 Saturdays. Patching and sanding occurred on 2nd Saturday.
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Tom The Painter
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Recent Review: We have hired Tom for this job and that of painting our fence before so we did not hesitate to contact him again for our deck and porch restaining. Tom came out before staining day to powerwash the deck and porch and to prep the surfaces. His crew was here for several hours. Without asking, Tom's crew made minor repairs to our railing where it had pulled away from other railings, and where a piece of wood had cracked. We greatly appreciated that. Tom also brought out staining chips that matched the color of our fence, which is now a reddish composite fence. We decided to go with the previous redwood colored stain as we didn't like the new stain options. He used a different product than our last product, which held up for six years like a champ. On staining day, Tom and his crew arrived on time and quickly got to work. When they finished, everything looked fantastic. I did call Tom out later to ask about how the stain didn't appear to have taken everywhere, and he came out to look. He assured me the stain had taken, and because of the nature of the stain and how they power washed down to the bare wood, that was the correct look. He was willing to restain the spots again but added that the stain was not designed for another application and that it might peel. I accepted his professional assessment and decided to leave the stain as is. Our deck and porch look fantastic. No mess remained behind.
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Premier Builders - Northern Chicago
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Recent Review: Carpenter is excellent. Paid attention to detail, communicated.
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DM Outdoor Living Spaces
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Recent Review: Excellent. Professional work, cleanup was great and the outcome is beautiful!!
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ALL AROUND HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Recent Review: Scott gave us a well written, detailed, and reasonable estimate. He arrived when he said he would for estimate, dismantling of the rotted railing, and installation of the beautiful new railing. The spindles match the remaining railings perfectly. A few years ago, Scott rebuilt the footings, stairs, and railings of this same porch. We love his work!
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Home Fixers
Recent Review: Home Fixers was great, if not the best home improvement company I;ve ever worked with.  Never thought I would be excited to start another home improvement or maintenance project, but Dan at Home Fixers does such great work I am actually looking forward to it. We decided to take the front room of our home which consisted of nothing more than one long room the entire width of the house (original dining room/entry/living room), and turn it into real, usable space since we have a great room addition across the back and don't need unusable living room space.  We had Dan from Home Fixers build a new, multi-angle wall down the middle that formed a foyer and a dining room on one side, and then on the other side formed a new closet and a guest bedroom.  The craftsmanship was unbelievable, I've never seen drywall done with no real need to sand because the mud was so good.  And the double sliding closet doors were perfect, along with everything else.  It was better than new, the corners were perfect.  The base mouldings and shoe was perfectly cut, along with the trim.  Top notch from beginning to end. As for the balusters, our stairs present no small task.  Our original handrail was installed not parallel to the steps, so you have the rail and the stairs ascending at different angles, making installing balusters at a perfect 90 degrees impossible for an amatuer like me.  Not for Dan though, he came by on a SUNDAY morning to finish them and they turned out perfect. Dan was there every morning with his truck at 7:45A, waiting for us to waive him in or until 8A when he would knock.  He worked non-stop until 4 or 5 each evening, every day.  No dissapearing contractor running off to another job, just guys here to work until the job is done, and done right. I really didn't expect this great level of service and craftsmanship, especially on a week's long job, from a company primarily doing home repair.  Their prices were fair, if not the best, and their craftsmanship better than the professional contractors and pro-remodelors I used on my two high-end ($50,000+) bathrooms.

Reviews in Chicago Porch Railing Installation

AHandyman Matters Chicago
Ken M. did a great job. He was on time. He left the cement porch as clean and smooth as possible after removing cedar railings. He prepped the refuse for easy disposal by removing the nails from the wood. He also helped with suggestions for a replacement rail.
- Gloria S....
ABudget Right Handyman
Budget Right called with notice of (slight) delay in arrival time. Had purchased two hours of "handyman" time on Angie's special offer. Had selected B.R. from location (and Angie's reports). Mark was polight and considerate, reviewed situation (a handrail mounting had split). Studs had to be located for successful repair. BR shopped for molding, added extra bracket for safety, purchased rail supports, remounted molding on wall into studs as necessary, mounted three supports, then filled plaster holes where necessary, painted and cleaned up. BR added $20. for cost of materials, and left remainder of fill material for continued maintenance.Work was performed on 115-year-old historical building.
- Ronald S....
DDa Vinci Home Improvement
Alex was pleasant, on time and easy to talk to. He called two days later with an estimate. When I asked to have the estimate in writing I never heard back from him again.
- Debbie B....
ATom The Painter
We have hired Tom for this job and that of painting our fence before so we did not hesitate to contact him again for our deck and porch restaining. Tom came out before staining day to powerwash the deck and porch and to prep the surfaces. His crew was here for several hours. Without asking, Tom's crew made minor repairs to our railing where it had pulled away from other railings, and where a piece of wood had cracked. We greatly appreciated that. Tom also brought out staining chips that matched the color of our fence, which is now a reddish composite fence. We decided to go with the previous redwood colored stain as we didn't like the new stain options. He used a different product than our last product, which held up for six years like a champ. On staining day, Tom and his crew arrived on time and quickly got to work. When they finished, everything looked fantastic. I did call Tom out later to ask about how the stain didn't appear to have taken everywhere, and he came out to look. He assured me the stain had taken, and because of the nature of the stain and how they power washed down to the bare wood, that was the correct look. He was willing to restain the spots again but added that the stain was not designed for another application and that it might peel. I accepted his professional assessment and decided to leave the stain as is. Our deck and porch look fantastic. No mess remained behind.
- Dean G....
AALL AROUND HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Scott gave us a well written, detailed, and reasonable estimate. He arrived when he said he would for estimate, dismantling of the rotted railing, and installation of the beautiful new railing. The spindles match the remaining railings perfectly. A few years ago, Scott rebuilt the footings, stairs, and railings of this same porch. We love his work!
- Steven G....
CHome Fixers
Color used on handrail does not match existing handrail. Area where drywall repairs were made were not cleaned up and left with dust from sanding. Debris from old shutter removal was left on the ground.
- William &....
DJ Sitko Construction
We hired SItko to remove our old wooden front stairs and porch railings and replace them with new synthetic material. We solicited 3 proposals and selected Sitko for the work. The price was in line with what we expected, and we signed the contract in late May. At the time the contract was signed we were told work would start in 2-3 weeks. After the initial deposit was sent via Quickpay, Michael stopped responding to my inquiries. I began to make preparations for legal recourse under the assumption that my deposit had been stolen and work would never start. Finally I heard back and was told that work would begin at the end of June. During the project, the team left material in our front yard and damaged the lawn which was unable to be repaired. The craftsmanship of the work was also quite poor. Connections for railing to the support posts were poor, and a piece of siding was patched with siding that did not match the color (see photos). I contacted Michael about the poor workmanship on July 13th. There was no response, though I was presented with a final invoice and asked to remit prompt payment. After a period of 8 weeks I received a message the morning of September 24th saying that someone would be out to make repairs that day (no advanced notice). The repairs of the work are still lackluster (the "repair" for the poorly connected railing was to put white caulk around the connection...). Overall, this was a very poor experience.
- Vince S....
AMaster Handymen
Everything went well. The workmanship was excellent and the personalities of the workmen were friendly. We would hire them again.
- Bonnie S....
AROSE CONSTRUCTION & CARPENTRY INC
Joel was easy to get a hold of, gave us a fair price and was prompt with service. He did quality work, and we would hire him again.
- Mary D....
Akrakbuild Construction
Rear porch railings had begun to rot and fail. I also wanted to increase security by installing lattice.  Matt replaced some railings, a porch door and installed new lattice walls for security.  Nice guy, prompt, and got the work done in quick and quality manner.
- David M....