Lakehead Carport Building

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Business Description: Founded in 2000, for over 16 years Mega Power has been one of the premier solar companies in all of California, including many cities like Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Clara, Granite Bay, Van Nuys, San Francisco, San Jose, Pasadena, Sacramento. Complete customer satisfaction, personalized approach and attention to details are our company’s intrinsic core values. We are providing the highest quality service as we enable our customers to save money, increase their property value and help improve the environment. Our team of certified professionals takes genuine pride in giving smooth, practical, Eco-friendly and positive solutions to our residential, commercial and industrial customers’ needs. All equipment and services meet both National Electrical Code requirements and local building codes. Mega Power offers a range of options toward green and energy-efficient solutions to all electrical power needs. We have extensive experience in building a complete solar panel system of all sizes on the roof or on the ground. Mega Power installs them with interconnection to the utility provider so that you could successfully sell excess electricity.
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Business Description: Metal/Steel Building Erector for over 3 decades. I specialize in new construction, remodel and/or repair of any metal/steel building on the market.
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Business Description: General building contractor - Licensed and insured
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Business Description: OWNER OPERATED. NO SUBS. COST IS DETERMINED BY THE JOB. NO TRAVEL CHARGES. NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR AFTER HOURS SERVICE. LICENSE #B632923. EMERGENCY SERVICE PHONE NUMBER: (866) 643-6194.
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Business Description: General Contractor/All phases, Residential/Commercial, Repairs, Remodels, New builds.
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Business Description: Doing business in the north state since 1989 * Design/engineering consulting * County and City Building Division assistance * Energy efficient homes * Commercial Buildings * Residential homes * Remodels * Qualified local subcontractors to insure reliability * Home Improvement License #00437622 * General Contractors License #B437622 * Insured and bonded
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Business Description: Professionalism, certified technicians, excellent customer service, friendly, respectful of others belongings and property,always staying up to date on technology and green building
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Business Description: Duane S Lewis Construction provides general contractor, home building, home remodeling services as well as owner builder consultation and support.
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Business Description: I am a General Building Contractor with over 30 years of experience in all phases of building and remodeling. I am skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of the construction industry. I am a "hands-on" contractor, and I pride myself on quality workmanship and excellent customer service. My satisfied customers are my best advertisement for the quality of work that I do. I am licensed & insured.
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Business Description: CTR (Construction Talk Radio) found on the web at talkradiobuilder. This is a live, open interactive building industry dialog meant to inform and educate the public on building issues, codes such as the Wild land Urban Interface, principals and practices, disaster awareness, communications such as the Cohesive Strategy, etc. We encourage proper methodology, ethics, enjoyment of skills acquired, and the mastery of the trades. We look forward to having construction professionals duplicate this format in order to create a nationwide disaster awareness network.

Reviews in Lakehead to Build Carports

ASAR Construction
Scott Reeves, owner of SAR Construction was a pleasure to work with. The work he did was exceptionally well done (I'm a retired building contractor so I know good work) and it was done with a good attitude despite building complications and time delays. The price was fair and was not raised although it could have been due to the added complications discovered during the job. He went beyond what I expected and, again, was very pleasant to work with. The job was not a large one but I have a strong feeling his attitude would have been just as good had the job been much larger.
- Kelly S....
ADONOVAN CONSTRUCTION INC
It was amazing to see Jarrod and his crew tear into the house, get rid of many dumpsters full of old materials and bring in the new. They did everything quickly and beautifully with many different phases going on at once. We were kept advised during the entire process and even present during two of the inspections by the building department where I overheard the inspector say, "nice work". I don't think Jarrod likes the phrase "good enough", he likes it perfect, level and square and looking good. He bought the best quality materials, asked for our approval and got the best possible prices. We are impressed and happy!
- Lee L....
DMac-Co Metal Buildings
OVERVIEW Two almost identical contractor bids were received, fall 2013.  Mac-co was picked on the recommendation of a neighbor who recently had Mac-co put up a building on his property.  Because I was not a resident of the area, I only wanted a contractor who would server as general contractor.  Mac-co said they could. The building is a 2500 sf metal barn with a concrete floor, a 200 amp service (for solar and future loads), general electrical, a bathroom, plumbing for sinks / hose bibs, and 3 roll-up doors. Most of the construction was done within a month of their early Jan 2014 start, but the permit was not final until June 17. THE GOOD Mac-co has been a metal building contractor in the area for many years.  Once they start construction  it's easy to see the results of their experience.  The building was, in the end, mostly as we envisioned. THE BAD To get what we envisioned in the end was a painful experience. I am a former registered engineer in California and Oregon and am experienced in making building plans. I provided Mac-co with plans showing dimensions to windows, doors, and building features based on what my wife and I wanted. On reviewing the plans Mac-co submitted for permit, we found errors and the dimensions we provided were not used. If a contractor has a reason to deviate from submitted dimensions, I would expect them to contact his customer to explain and work out an arrangement that works for both.  They did not do this. Profile views were not correct. Profiles showed windows spaced symmetrically (as our dimensions showed them) but plan views showed them in a non-symmetrical arrangement. A 36" wide window was drawn where the bathroom was going. Correspondence by email was not reliable.  About half of my emails during this time got no response. In a later phone call it was explained that they had certain span requirements for posts and let me know. with this info I drew up 3 alternative layouts that met their need and ours. Why did I need to do this? Office staff are accustomed to doing drawings on paper. One wanted me to fax my layout options on grid paper. It was an email thing, it seems.  So I added a visible grid to my cad drawing, then printed and faxed it. But during construction, spray paint on the ground indicated a 36" window where the bath was going.  The construction crew did not get updated drawings.  It was a disconnect between the office and the crew. My original drawings submitted showed trench style floor drains.  They waited until 2 days before the scheduled concrete pour to let me know that they would not be available soon, and asked if I really needed drains.  I compromised and they put in 3 drains at the end of the barn where the highest drain use would be. And they got the spacing of those wrong.  One drain is within a foot of the bathroom wall instead of centered in a service area as I directed. During construction the contractor was framing a dutch door we dimensioned to be centered on a wall, but was being offset for his convenience due to a post location.  When pointed out that the door needed to be centered, he first said he could not do that. He later re-did the framing correctly. Lack of an electrical contractor was the main reason that a building that was mostly finished in early February, but not final until mid June. An electrical contractor was selected in mid March after I prodded Mac-co about it. The early lack of an electrical contractor also delayed the solar contractor, and hundreds of $ of power offset was missed due to the late completion of the power system. MY CONCLUSIONS Can you get a good building if you use Mac-co? If your needs are simple, you don't have specific dimension requirements, you either don't need other trades, or you plan to subcontract other trades separately, then Mac-co will be doing what they know to do well. Reasons not to use Mac-co:     If you want your contractor to be a general contractor.     If you have specific requirements outside the usual (dimensions, drains, deadline, etc).     If you prefer technically apt, timely correspondence.     If you prefer electronic correspondence.
- Randy B....
AFarrell Construction
Brian was the project lead, and after providing an estimate and we agreed on a plan and timing, everything went like clock work. Something we really appreciated was that he really listened to what it was that we wanted and made it happen. He was VERY good to communicate about the progress of the project and kept us well informed about when his workers would be there. The job was a bit of a challenge in some ways as we didn't want the office space attached to the building as we may have to demolish it later. Brian checked with us as he progressed about placement of electrical outlets/switches etc and had no problem with handling last minute changes on the fly. Job was started on time, done well, finished on time, done as cost estimated.
- Robert B....
DSemper Fi Svcs
The salesman arrived as promised and did what seemed to be a through job of asking pertinent questions and then promised me I would hear from someone within one to two days with a bid. After waiting two weeks with no response I decided to call Semper Fi as I had obviously been forgotten. The salesman quickly put together a bid and announced the bid to me over the phone. I agreed to the price to which he said he would be out later that day with a contract for me to sign. When he arrived at my home, later than promised, I quickly found out he had not included everything in the quoted price which I had originally asked for. He admitted he didn't recall clearly our entire conversation of two weeks earlier. He started to give me excuses as to why I was forgotten (The company had been very busy). I was quick to stop him and tell him I was not interested in why he had dropped the ball only that he be quick to pick it up again and get things moving. With the additions to the bid he was going to have to return to the office and recalculate the bid and "get back to me." I found out from him that two days later he came by my house with the man who would actually be doing the work. This consultation resulted in my price inflating from $2900.00 to $4450.00. He told me, before mentioning the new price, that it had gone up a bit but he wouldn't want to call it a significant increase. Personally, I would call a 35% jump a significant increase. I called Semper Fi due to their ads on the radio which seemed to guarantee a professional job done by professional people. Well... I never got to find out if their work is any good as I never made it past their salesperson. This is my rebuttal to the response by David, owner of Semper Fi Services, to my original review. David: First things first. After reviewing my original rating of your companys performance I chose to update the grades I gave you as I believe I was a bit harsh with my first assessment. Now, as far as your response goes: Yes, I appreciated Jons help unloading the 20, 2x6's out of the back of my truck and I told him so, but lets not make it out to be more than it was. Yes, I told him that I was at least 3 weeks out and yes I stopped him from stating his reasons for not getting back to me, and finally, yes there were things I wanted done that were not addressed on the plans I gave to Jon. But, Jon told me he would have no problem getting me a bid within just a day or two despite my being at least three weeks out, so naturally I took him at his word. And, my original conversation with Jon included the few extras I wanted done which I clearly explained to Jon before he left that day. Again, to be clear, we are talking about approximately 10 feet of soffit to be covered and an addition of six to eight corbels, not any banding. The possibility of banding was discussed but I decided against it.   The reason Jon came to me with a bid of $2900.00 was that I believe he did not remember the details of our conversation two weeks earlier and had not written anything down while we were talking that first day together. So, he was left with putting his bid together very quickly (two weeks late) with only the plans he had in front of him because, yes he had forgotten me. This became more apparent when Jon, in response to my call, came to my home and apologized for not getting back to me as promised. But then, immediately following the apology he started to tell me the reason I had not heard from him was due to how busy he had been. The last thing a client wants to hear is that they have been left on the back burner so other clients could be tended to. As a contractor I never made or gave excuses to my clients, I simply gave a sincere apology when it was warranted and then got back to business.  Furthermore, stating that I expected "added work for no compensation" is nonsense. I believe in paying a good wage for a good job. If, as you wrote, you were only going to profit $222.50 at a contracted price of $4450, I can only imagine how much money F.C. Bickert must have lost doing the job, as he did, for $3500.   In closing, It would be my suggestion that you not "sincerely apologize for not having a 100% positive experience" and then attempt to take your client to task for all you think they did wrong. BTW, your last comments in reference to the 35% leads me to think that my job was just too small to deserve your personal attention, until of course, it came time for your diatribe on Angie's List.
- Kelly S....