Chicago Fiberglass Shower Repair

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Boersma Plumbing & Heating
Recent Review: They were very responsive to the first call and came out that day for an estimate. However, they were very slow in scheduling the work, approximately three weeks after the estimate. I know it wasn't a big job, but they could have been more open about how long it was going to be. However, the price was decent ($110/hour), the plumber was professional, and the job was done well, at the price of the estimate. In fact, installing the drain was a bigger project than they expected, but did not charge extra for a required trip back to the shop. I would use them again, but be prepared for a little wait.
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HOMEFINISHERS INC
Recent Review: SALESPERSON TOOK 3 DAYS TO RETURN A CALL. THEY USED HIGH-PRESSURE SALES TACTICS THAT WERE OFF-PUTTING. OVER PROMISED, SUCH AS ''WE CAN DO IT IN ONE DAY''. INSTALLATION SCHEDULER WAS VERY MAD THAT I APPLIED FOR A CITY PERMIT (REQUIRED IN MY TOWN) AND COMMENTED ''NEVER GET A PERMIT, IT CAUSES NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS''. COMPANY APPEARS TO HAVE NO PLUMBING LICENSE, SINCE AFTER I GOT THE PERMIT, THEY HAD TO FIND A LICENSED PLUMBER, (NOT PREVIOUSLY ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR COMPANY), TO INSTALL THE NEW VALVE. BOY AM I GLAD I GOT A PERMIT. I GOT THE IMPRESSION I WAS BEING LIED TO AS TO WHY IT TOOK SO LONG TO SCHEDULE (6 WEEKS). THE PLUMBING WAS DONE IN ONE DAY, THE REST WAS DONE ONE WEEK LATER. MEANWHILE, SHOWER/TUB UNUSABLE. INSTALLER WHO GLUED THE FIBERGLASS PANELS TO WALL CLEANED UP AFTER HIMSELF AND WAS COURTEOUS. THE WORK DID GET DONE AND I AM SATISFIED WITH IT NOW THAT IT IS OVER, BUT I WOULD NOT HIRE THEM AGAIN DUE TO OVER-HYPE, SALES EXPERIENCE AND APPARENT LACK OF PLUMBING LICENSE.
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Perma Gloss
Recent Review: Tom worked with our schedule to begin the work. The process only takes a few hours but it needs 2 to 3 days to cure. We are very happy with the way the tub turned out. We have some issues with the caulking applied not staying on. He did come back once to recaulk, but the same peeling occurred. We already had a fiberglass shower surround, so i am not sure if the caulking doesn't adhere nicely to that product and is causing the caulk to pull away, or if the caulk needs more than 24 hrs to set.
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Mr Bath Inc
Recent Review: Peter is a true professional!  He ran into a lot of unexpected issues with the wall stucture when the old shower was removed which greatly increased the amount of time needed to prep the area for the new shower but he did not increase the cost.  The new shower looks great and the few extra inches he was able to accommodate make a huge difference.  I would not hesitate to recommend Bathroom Works!
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Global Home Improvement
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Business Description: Global Home Improvement provides a full range of construction services throughout the Chicagoland area. We have been in business about 12 years. 10 employees.
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Catalyst Construction & Remodeling LLC
Recent Review: Excellent! Careful discussion of the project before the estimate. After acceptance of the job, we met to discuss what would be needed to buy and timing. Another contractor had told me the the old fiberglass stall area was a nonstandard size and that the shower pan would have to be a custom-job. Not so, an unusual size but available. All my concerns were addressed. Work started promptly and was finished ahead of schedule. All debris was removed carefully and carpets protected. Though it wasn't specified in the contract they also installed a shower curtain rod and the vanity sink without additional charge.
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Handyman Solutions Inc
Business Description: Handyman solutions is your bast choice for home improvement projects, home repair, and handyman services Whether you need something installed, built, repaired or maintained, we are your one solution for getting it done. Your home needs expertise and we have the experts at handyman solution. Uses licensed subcontractor for plumbing services.
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Haris Inc
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Recent Review: Extremely happy with the Haris Inc's work remodeling our basement bathroom. As a result of having to tear out walls and floors for foundation work, we had the opportunity to make improvements to a basement that is a critical living space in our small house. The project involved replacing an ancient fiberglass shower stall with a new fangled solid surface manufactured stone unit, replacing tile, lighting, and paint in a small bathroom and replaced tile in a main laundry area. As is often the case with older homes (50's) the Haris crew ran into unexpected surprises that were covered up by previous homeowners. While expanding the shower to accommodate a standard 36" base Haris had to break concrete to move the drain, remove and relocate corroded iron pipe. They were also faced with significant floor pitch throughout the basement that was masked by old tile with tons of thin-set. The project lead presented us with creative options before taking any steps that added to the cost of the project. Importantly, the crew was extremely tidy and well aware that their work would be messy. Each day they laid out and picked up drop cloths, vacuumed (often while sanding or cutting) and stored their equipment to minimize the impact on our daily living.
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A-1 Superior Plumbing & Sewer, Inc.
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Recent Review: The original bronze drain "basket" for a fiberglass shower stall connecting the drain to the copper pipe beneath had completely fractured, dumping virtually all drain water into the utility room below, probably aggravated by 25 years of using harsh corrosive products to clean the shower.  "Joe," the business owner, responded promptly to cut out the old corroded "basket" and replace it with a more state-of-the-art PVC basket that will be impervious to such chemicals.  Joe does meticulous work and is very deliberately respectful of property; for example, by donning fabric "booties" to protect interior carpeting and by taking care to place heavy tools down carefully on padded surfaces to avoid collateral damage.  When the initial installation appeared to leak slightly, Joe reseated the drain and "stress-tested" it under pressure with his weight applied at the top until it was clear that we had a perfectly sealed drain.  I have since been delighted with the result and recommend him highly for plumbing services.
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Marcussen Plumbing
Recent Review: In short it has been a nightmare with no foreseeable end, if you would like to details - by all means read on . . . To date I have made the appropriate payments as outlined in the agreement through rough plumbing inspection in the basement and Randy has disappeared from the face of the earth. My primary issues are as follows: 1. They have gutted two bathrooms and neither are anywhere near working order. 2. The contractor installing the tile in the master bath is butchering the job. I feel it lacks the appropriate sealing underneath the tile to prevent water damage and mold. I have been assurred over and over that it won't leak, but I just can't see how this is possible. 3. The basement bath has had a drain added for the shower and cement poured over it PRIOR to any testing for leaks or proper drainage. I also fault the county inspector as he never even checked to see if everything was sealed correctly and the pitch of the pipe was appropriate before passing. The contractor just poured the cement the same day and it was me who asked if anyone checked to see if it drains. Sure hope nothing is lose and leaking underground!?!?! 4. The plumbing modifications made in the basement for the new shower has since leaked and my basement now has water in it as a result. As a result I also have damage to carpet, drywall and oak molding in the main area adjacent to the bathroom. 5. One rug and our bedroom carpeting is beyond cleaning as a result of one person tracking a days worth of crude back and forth from outside.  I could go on and on, but the fact is I have paid 70% for a job which is 30% complete and I suspect I will have numerous issues in the future if not immediately following the project completion - assuming we ever get to completion. I have intentionally left the name of the contractor out as I cannot hold him accoutable for the plumbers absolutely poor work and vanishing without a trace. This has put the contractor in a position where he is obligated to fulfill the contract without the plumber. I do believe he is cutting corners and all in all we are suffering the consequences. If you are able to find this plumber - DO NOT HIRE HIM!! Oh yeah and tell him he owes me a little money.

Reviews on Chicago Fiberglass Shower Repair

BBoersma Plumbing & Heating
They were very responsive to the first call and came out that day for an estimate. However, they were very slow in scheduling the work, approximately three weeks after the estimate. I know it wasn't a big job, but they could have been more open about how long it was going to be. However, the price was decent ($110/hour), the plumber was professional, and the job was done well, at the price of the estimate. In fact, installing the drain was a bigger project than they expected, but did not charge extra for a required trip back to the shop. I would use them again, but be prepared for a little wait.
- Amy G....
DHOMEFINISHERS INC
SALESPERSON TOOK 3 DAYS TO RETURN A CALL. THEY USED HIGH-PRESSURE SALES TACTICS THAT WERE OFF-PUTTING. OVER PROMISED, SUCH AS ''WE CAN DO IT IN ONE DAY''. INSTALLATION SCHEDULER WAS VERY MAD THAT I APPLIED FOR A CITY PERMIT (REQUIRED IN MY TOWN) AND COMMENTED ''NEVER GET A PERMIT, IT CAUSES NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS''. COMPANY APPEARS TO HAVE NO PLUMBING LICENSE, SINCE AFTER I GOT THE PERMIT, THEY HAD TO FIND A LICENSED PLUMBER, (NOT PREVIOUSLY ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR COMPANY), TO INSTALL THE NEW VALVE. BOY AM I GLAD I GOT A PERMIT. I GOT THE IMPRESSION I WAS BEING LIED TO AS TO WHY IT TOOK SO LONG TO SCHEDULE (6 WEEKS). THE PLUMBING WAS DONE IN ONE DAY, THE REST WAS DONE ONE WEEK LATER. MEANWHILE, SHOWER/TUB UNUSABLE. INSTALLER WHO GLUED THE FIBERGLASS PANELS TO WALL CLEANED UP AFTER HIMSELF AND WAS COURTEOUS. THE WORK DID GET DONE AND I AM SATISFIED WITH IT NOW THAT IT IS OVER, BUT I WOULD NOT HIRE THEM AGAIN DUE TO OVER-HYPE, SALES EXPERIENCE AND APPARENT LACK OF PLUMBING LICENSE.
- Julia H....
APerma Gloss
Tom worked with our schedule to begin the work. The process only takes a few hours but it needs 2 to 3 days to cure. We are very happy with the way the tub turned out. We have some issues with the caulking applied not staying on. He did come back once to recaulk, but the same peeling occurred. We already had a fiberglass shower surround, so i am not sure if the caulking doesn't adhere nicely to that product and is causing the caulk to pull away, or if the caulk needs more than 24 hrs to set.
- Sara H....
AMr Bath Inc
Peter is a true professional!  He ran into a lot of unexpected issues with the wall stucture when the old shower was removed which greatly increased the amount of time needed to prep the area for the new shower but he did not increase the cost.  The new shower looks great and the few extra inches he was able to accommodate make a huge difference.  I would not hesitate to recommend Bathroom Works!
- Susan A....
ACatalyst Construction & Remodeling LLC
Excellent! Careful discussion of the project before the estimate. After acceptance of the job, we met to discuss what would be needed to buy and timing. Another contractor had told me the the old fiberglass stall area was a nonstandard size and that the shower pan would have to be a custom-job. Not so, an unusual size but available. All my concerns were addressed. Work started promptly and was finished ahead of schedule. All debris was removed carefully and carpets protected. Though it wasn't specified in the contract they also installed a shower curtain rod and the vanity sink without additional charge.
- Carolyn W....
FHandyman Solutions Inc
Terrible, they were hired to fix a crack in our fiberglass shower base. Due to long lead times to custom order another fiberglass base they asked us if we wanted it tile instead. In order for us to sell our home the inspector for our buyers pointed out they did not account for the pitch in the shower base to get the water to flow towards the center, hence a defect in their work. They came back out and did a sloppy job fixing their original work. The tile work is all crooked and the shower base has its own topography with an unconfortable base to stand and shower on. They refuse to refund our money for the original work and we are looking to pursue legal action against them.
- Erin K....
AHaris Inc
Extremely happy with the Haris Inc's work remodeling our basement bathroom. As a result of having to tear out walls and floors for foundation work, we had the opportunity to make improvements to a basement that is a critical living space in our small house. The project involved replacing an ancient fiberglass shower stall with a new fangled solid surface manufactured stone unit, replacing tile, lighting, and paint in a small bathroom and replaced tile in a main laundry area. As is often the case with older homes (50's) the Haris crew ran into unexpected surprises that were covered up by previous homeowners. While expanding the shower to accommodate a standard 36" base Haris had to break concrete to move the drain, remove and relocate corroded iron pipe. They were also faced with significant floor pitch throughout the basement that was masked by old tile with tons of thin-set. The project lead presented us with creative options before taking any steps that added to the cost of the project. Importantly, the crew was extremely tidy and well aware that their work would be messy. Each day they laid out and picked up drop cloths, vacuumed (often while sanding or cutting) and stored their equipment to minimize the impact on our daily living.
- Mark M....
AA-1 Superior Plumbing & Sewer, Inc.
The original bronze drain "basket" for a fiberglass shower stall connecting the drain to the copper pipe beneath had completely fractured, dumping virtually all drain water into the utility room below, probably aggravated by 25 years of using harsh corrosive products to clean the shower.  "Joe," the business owner, responded promptly to cut out the old corroded "basket" and replace it with a more state-of-the-art PVC basket that will be impervious to such chemicals.  Joe does meticulous work and is very deliberately respectful of property; for example, by donning fabric "booties" to protect interior carpeting and by taking care to place heavy tools down carefully on padded surfaces to avoid collateral damage.  When the initial installation appeared to leak slightly, Joe reseated the drain and "stress-tested" it under pressure with his weight applied at the top until it was clear that we had a perfectly sealed drain.  I have since been delighted with the result and recommend him highly for plumbing services.
- William W....
FMarcussen Plumbing
In short it has been a nightmare with no foreseeable end, if you would like to details - by all means read on . . . To date I have made the appropriate payments as outlined in the agreement through rough plumbing inspection in the basement and Randy has disappeared from the face of the earth. My primary issues are as follows: 1. They have gutted two bathrooms and neither are anywhere near working order. 2. The contractor installing the tile in the master bath is butchering the job. I feel it lacks the appropriate sealing underneath the tile to prevent water damage and mold. I have been assurred over and over that it won't leak, but I just can't see how this is possible. 3. The basement bath has had a drain added for the shower and cement poured over it PRIOR to any testing for leaks or proper drainage. I also fault the county inspector as he never even checked to see if everything was sealed correctly and the pitch of the pipe was appropriate before passing. The contractor just poured the cement the same day and it was me who asked if anyone checked to see if it drains. Sure hope nothing is lose and leaking underground!?!?! 4. The plumbing modifications made in the basement for the new shower has since leaked and my basement now has water in it as a result. As a result I also have damage to carpet, drywall and oak molding in the main area adjacent to the bathroom. 5. One rug and our bedroom carpeting is beyond cleaning as a result of one person tracking a days worth of crude back and forth from outside.  I could go on and on, but the fact is I have paid 70% for a job which is 30% complete and I suspect I will have numerous issues in the future if not immediately following the project completion - assuming we ever get to completion. I have intentionally left the name of the contractor out as I cannot hold him accoutable for the plumbers absolutely poor work and vanishing without a trace. This has put the contractor in a position where he is obligated to fulfill the contract without the plumber. I do believe he is cutting corners and all in all we are suffering the consequences. If you are able to find this plumber - DO NOT HIRE HIM!! Oh yeah and tell him he owes me a little money.
- Marc B....
ABEAUTIFUL FINISHES INC
Bottom line, we would hire Beautiful Finishes again.  Great service, quality product, and the guy who did the job was prompt, professional and courteous. We needed our fiberglass shower floor refinished since it was in bad condition, and I called Beautiful Finishes and spoke with Carissa, their customer service lady.  Carissa was very helpful from the beginning and all the way through to the finish.  After sending her a photo of our shower and shower floor, I was pleasantly surprised when we were quoted a price of just $329 to refinish the floor in a white color.  We have white tile in our shower, so after a week of musing about this my husband and I decided we'd rather go with a stone fleck finish, since we thought a splash of color would give our shower a touch of class, rather than have the whole shower be in just white.  Carissa sent us samples to choose from and was patient with our selection and questions.  We picked the Clay fleck since that color seemed to be the best match with the rest of the colors in the master bath.  To our surprise and delight, Carissa was kind enough to keep the original quote for us and not charge us extra for going with the stone fleck option.  We did, however, opt to pay an extra $25.00 to have them remove the shower doors, so our total price was just under $354, for what turned out to be an incredible job.  A night and day difference at a fantastic price!
- Lindsey F....