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Birch Valley Construction
Recent Review: I initially hired a contractor to do this work for both kitchens in a rental duplex I own. I was to assist with the installation to save costs. Two weeks prior to work starting, I fell from a ladder, suffering seven fractures. My original contractor had worked a coupled of jobs with Birch Valley Construction and given my injuries, asked if Birch Valley Construction could assist given my injuries. I agreed to this. I met with the company owner, Jim Borkenhagen, along with my original contractor. They prepared an estimate for the work in good faith, but also we all agreed to the work being billed time and materials with me paying both contractors separately. The work was quite satisfactory and was completed in the time allotted. Both contractors were willing to take on changes I asked for as the work proceeded, again, any additional costs as far as time and materials to be paid by me. When I was billed by Birch Valley Construction, he included a 10% overhead charge. All work was done on site and this charge was never discussed nor agreed to, either verbally or in writing. I paid the bill minus the overhead charge. He called me on this and I explained that this was a charge that never was discussed or agreed to. He became quite indignant, demanding that I pay the overhead charge which he claimed was routine with everyone he deals with and challenged me how I expected him to buy new tools when necessary, replace unserviceable components (drill bits, saw sharpening, etc.). I told him that was his to figure out, but if I was to be expected to pay a charge for this, it needed to be discussed and agreed upon in advance, not added as a hidden charge. Additionally while the work was being done, there was a legitimate need for a plumber to be hired to lower the drain pipe as the sinks were installed from underneath and the garbage disposal was then too low to be drained at the height the drain entered the space. Birch Valley Construction said at the time he would hire the plumber, pay the bill and add the cost to my invoice, which I agreed to. When I received his bill for the plumbing work, the cost exceeded what was reasonable for what was done. I called Jim and asked him if he could give me an itemized copy of the itemized invoice he was given from the plumbing contractor. He refused and said to me, “Just pay your **** bill.” I called the plumbing contractor and they sent me a copy of the invoice. Birch Valley Construction charged me an amount quite a bit higher than the plumber’s invoice and within a few dollars of the amount of the “overhead charges” I refused to pay. I paid the plumber for his work as invoiced and informed Birch Valley that I indeed paid “all my **** bills” that included paying the plumber directly and that I had paid him everything that I agreed to. The only contested charge was the “overhead charges.” Birch Valley Construction is not a contractor that can be trusted — demand from him a written estimate along with any and all additional charges he might deem necessary, Specifically ask him about “overhead charges.” Does good work, but is not honest nor a customer-friendly person. My original contractor was quite upset with the “overhead charges” by his partner and refused to ask me to pay him overhead charges that Birch Valley Construction urged him to bill me for.
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Caliber Custom Cabinetry LLC
Recent Review: I needed to upgrade my old kitchen cabinets and have flooring installed and Caliber did an excellent job. They responded quickly to my inquiries, gave me detailed quotes, and walked me through the many options I had for wood, fixtures, etc. Nate, the carpenter, was terrific. Friendly and professional, always on time, very detailed and meticulous in his work, cleaned up every afternoon before he left for the day. He even re-installed the blinds I needed to remove to have some moldings replaced. I have no hesitation recommending Caliber cabinetry.
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Kitchen Solvers of Madison
Award 2018Super Service Award
Recent Review: Great. Done in 3 days. Used our kitchen the whole time (except when workers were there). Cleaned up everything.
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Property Image LLC
Recent Review: I provided a budget of $500 for labor and a maximum of $500 for cabinets and countertop.  I was promised this was no problem.  I purchased the cabinets and told him to pick them up when he got the countertop.  He proposed a oak shelf for part of the countertop.  I told him Ok as long as it is within budget.  He installed everything and the oak shelf looks beautiful.  I received the bill for over $588 in materials and $1500 for labor.  Obviously it exceeded all approved budgets.  I did not pay he bill in full.
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Mad City Cabinets
Recent Review: We had to  replace the cabinet doors in our kitchen.  Bruce Gebhard Sr. responded promptly with a quote, work schedule, and installation date.  He came on time, expertly matched the existing doors for style, fit, and finish, and made helpful suggestions to improve the job.  We are thoroughly satisfied with his work and would definitely use him again.
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Dream House/Dream Kitchens
Recent Review: We are very happy with our both our projects. They were so great to work with and very professional. The designs they prepared were amazing and made use of existing space and reused upstairs  kitchen cabinets. The workmanship was excellent and the subs reliable, honest and easy to have in  our space. We were both very impressed with the quality and attention to detail...such as the staircase,  beams and coffered ceiling and kitchen cabinets, we are extremely happy and would highly recommend  them to anyone considering a remodeling project in their homes
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MAC Carpentry
Recent Review: It went great! Mark was very professional and honest in terms of his scheduling. Even though I realized after talking with him that this was really a much smaller job than he was used to doing, he went ahead with it nevertheless. There were a few weeks in between while we waited for the new cabinet to come in. Even though we insisted on paying him something for his time and trouble, I think he would have done it simply as a favor. This is especially remarkable since we had never met! It's very refreshing to find someone like that who is also a skilled craftsman. We would most definitely hire Mark again, and would highly recommend him to others.
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Sugar River Home Pros
Recent Review: Dependable, trustworthy, and skilled, they got beautiful remodeling results in our new home.
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Mid Town Glass
Recent Review: The cabinets doors turned out perfect. Mid Town Glass not only does amazing work, but they are a pleasure to work with. Very friendly and informative. Once I selected the glass I wanted it only took a few days (4 business days I believe) to get the finished product. My wife and I couldn't be happier. The new glass completely transformed the cabinets and at a fraction of the cost of what it would have taken to get the cabinets completely replaced. I would definitely recommend them and look forward to working with them on new projects.
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LAKEWOOD HOME REPAIR SERVICES INC
Recent Review: VERY HAPPY WITH THE WORK DONE. WORK WAS DONE WITHIN 2 WEEKS AND EVERYTHING LOOKS VERY PROFESSIONAL.

Reviews in Madison to Install Kitchen Cabinets

CBirch Valley Construction
I initially hired a contractor to do this work for both kitchens in a rental duplex I own. I was to assist with the installation to save costs. Two weeks prior to work starting, I fell from a ladder, suffering seven fractures. My original contractor had worked a coupled of jobs with Birch Valley Construction and given my injuries, asked if Birch Valley Construction could assist given my injuries. I agreed to this. I met with the company owner, Jim Borkenhagen, along with my original contractor. They prepared an estimate for the work in good faith, but also we all agreed to the work being billed time and materials with me paying both contractors separately. The work was quite satisfactory and was completed in the time allotted. Both contractors were willing to take on changes I asked for as the work proceeded, again, any additional costs as far as time and materials to be paid by me. When I was billed by Birch Valley Construction, he included a 10% overhead charge. All work was done on site and this charge was never discussed nor agreed to, either verbally or in writing. I paid the bill minus the overhead charge. He called me on this and I explained that this was a charge that never was discussed or agreed to. He became quite indignant, demanding that I pay the overhead charge which he claimed was routine with everyone he deals with and challenged me how I expected him to buy new tools when necessary, replace unserviceable components (drill bits, saw sharpening, etc.). I told him that was his to figure out, but if I was to be expected to pay a charge for this, it needed to be discussed and agreed upon in advance, not added as a hidden charge. Additionally while the work was being done, there was a legitimate need for a plumber to be hired to lower the drain pipe as the sinks were installed from underneath and the garbage disposal was then too low to be drained at the height the drain entered the space. Birch Valley Construction said at the time he would hire the plumber, pay the bill and add the cost to my invoice, which I agreed to. When I received his bill for the plumbing work, the cost exceeded what was reasonable for what was done. I called Jim and asked him if he could give me an itemized copy of the itemized invoice he was given from the plumbing contractor. He refused and said to me, “Just pay your **** bill.” I called the plumbing contractor and they sent me a copy of the invoice. Birch Valley Construction charged me an amount quite a bit higher than the plumber’s invoice and within a few dollars of the amount of the “overhead charges” I refused to pay. I paid the plumber for his work as invoiced and informed Birch Valley that I indeed paid “all my **** bills” that included paying the plumber directly and that I had paid him everything that I agreed to. The only contested charge was the “overhead charges.” Birch Valley Construction is not a contractor that can be trusted — demand from him a written estimate along with any and all additional charges he might deem necessary, Specifically ask him about “overhead charges.” Does good work, but is not honest nor a customer-friendly person. My original contractor was quite upset with the “overhead charges” by his partner and refused to ask me to pay him overhead charges that Birch Valley Construction urged him to bill me for.
- Michael G....
ACaliber Custom Cabinetry LLC
I needed to upgrade my old kitchen cabinets and have flooring installed and Caliber did an excellent job. They responded quickly to my inquiries, gave me detailed quotes, and walked me through the many options I had for wood, fixtures, etc. Nate, the carpenter, was terrific. Friendly and professional, always on time, very detailed and meticulous in his work, cleaned up every afternoon before he left for the day. He even re-installed the blinds I needed to remove to have some moldings replaced. I have no hesitation recommending Caliber cabinetry.
- Susan R....
AKitchen Solvers of Madison
Great. Done in 3 days. Used our kitchen the whole time (except when workers were there). Cleaned up everything.
- Marge P....
AProperty Image LLC
I provided a budget of $500 for labor and a maximum of $500 for cabinets and countertop.  I was promised this was no problem.  I purchased the cabinets and told him to pick them up when he got the countertop.  He proposed a oak shelf for part of the countertop.  I told him Ok as long as it is within budget.  He installed everything and the oak shelf looks beautiful.  I received the bill for over $588 in materials and $1500 for labor.  Obviously it exceeded all approved budgets.  I did not pay he bill in full.
- Sally B....
ACaliber Custom Cabinetry LLC
Great! They were wonderful. They did good work and they were timely. The place looks beautiful. They were very good with the cleaning and they did what they said they were going to do.
- Priscilla H....
AKitchen Solvers of Madison
This was a very good decision to use Kitchen Solvers in updating my kitchen. Kitchen Solvers offered ideas on what would work and look best given what I wanted done. They listened to me when I wanted to think a bit outside the box and always answered my questions promptly. Case in point, I thought i wanted to Shaker Style Cabinet Front but when I saw the backside of the sample, I decided I liked that side better. A quick check with the manufacture to find out not a problem and happens quite often. They were on target with the budget and timing of the project. I love my new kitchen. Between cabinet refacting, new quartz counters and new appliances I figure I spent about $20,000 which was about what I expected to pay.
- Cheryl W....
AKitchen Solvers of Madison
I absolutely love my new kitchen. The cabinets look great. Eric, Brandon and Jeffrey were wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend them. They have a great eye for detail.
- Janice P....
AMad City Cabinets
We had to  replace the cabinet doors in our kitchen.  Bruce Gebhard Sr. responded promptly with a quote, work schedule, and installation date.  He came on time, expertly matched the existing doors for style, fit, and finish, and made helpful suggestions to improve the job.  We are thoroughly satisfied with his work and would definitely use him again.
- Thomas S....
ADream House/Dream Kitchens
We are very happy with our both our projects. They were so great to work with and very professional. The designs they prepared were amazing and made use of existing space and reused upstairs  kitchen cabinets. The workmanship was excellent and the subs reliable, honest and easy to have in  our space. We were both very impressed with the quality and attention to detail...such as the staircase,  beams and coffered ceiling and kitchen cabinets, we are extremely happy and would highly recommend  them to anyone considering a remodeling project in their homes
- Trudy M....
BMad City Cabinets
Overall we are pleased with our cabinet refacing, but considering the amount of work that we ended up putting into the job, $5,200 seemed like a lot of money.  The work that Bruce did is absolutely beautiful and very well done.   The cabinet doors and new drawers are gorgeous and expertly placed in a kitchen that has settled some from 1959.   In general, there were two main issues for us.  The first being that Bruce was unable to consistently meet at the times that he gave us.  For instance, not showing up twice for estimate appointments, and saying that the work would start on Thursday, and then not being able to start until Tuesday.  (Normally that would not have been a huge deal, but we had taken off all of the cabinet doors and taken all of the drawers out Wednesday evening; this left kitchen supplies in our living room for five extra days.)  To be fair, Bruce was in the process of moving his shop and changing his business plan when we worked with him.  We can sympathize with that.  He also upgraded our drawers to solid wood for free because he felt terrible about the schedule conflicts.  The second issue is the amount of work that we needed to put into the job.  Initially we took all of the doors off and drawers out to make less work for Bruce and save us some labor costs.  Unfortunately for us, there was no reduction in the cost (to be fair we did not ask him if that would be the case).  The second issue is that once the work was completed the kitchen looked unfinished.  There was a misunderstanding regarding the work to be done.  The face of the cabinets and ends of the cabinets (near the walls) were still the old wood mixed with a combination of new wood.  The unfinished areas looked terrible.  The contract said that the face of the cabinets would be refaced, however when we asked Bruce about it he said that he was clear in the initial discussions that they would not be.  I did not recall that, and we considered it a misunderstanding.  But because we wanted our $5,200 to not be wasted on an unfinished looking kitchen, we took all of the doors off and cut/applied the wood veneer to the unfinished cabinet face and end areas ourselves.  Bruce did give us the supplies and offered to help.  He was pleasant to work with and said that it was important that we were happy with the results.  I think that Bruce is excellent at his craft and takes great pride in doing excellent work.  Other than the above issues I would recommend him.  My advice regarding a cabinet refacing job would be that you should have a good understanding upfront about what work will be completed, and a solid timetable of when the work will occur.  
- Susan M....