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Efficiency Matters LLC
Recent Review: Efficiency Matters exceeded our expectations during our recent energy efficiency home improvement project. During Mike Rodriguez's initial evaluation of our home he gained our full trust in his expertise, integrity, and the advise given specific to our home. His recommendations were not based on their highest earnings potential, but on our true energy efficiency needs. Mike worked collaboratively with us to define a detailed plan and pricing that minimized our homeownership stresses. Installation of insulation and windows were conveniently scheduled to meet our availability. His crew were also professional and courteous. Services flowed smoothly from their initial unloading of materials through to clean-up. All work was well overseen by Mike as he managed every aspect of the project. When the manufacturer shipped one of the windows that did not meet the ordered specification, he was quick to order a replacement, kept us posted of progress, and again scheduled a convenient date for final installation.  Mike also worked directly with Excel submitting the needed information on our behalf and we received a rebate check. This, along with the savings we are seeing on our monthly utility bill, are allowing us to reap the rewards of choosing Efficiency Matters. Thank you, Kevin and Chris Ann Bass
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The Insulation Guys
Award 2018Super Service Award
Recent Review: Due to another problem with the house, we discovered (and to our amazement) that rodents had removed most of the insulation from the lower attic portion of our house and made nests with it in the corners. Really?  Yes!  Chuck & Sean were great.  We had one delay when there was an equipment break down, but they returned and completed the job a few days later.  They were careful of our furniture and clothing and cleaned the house and yard up nicely. They were also very careful of our older kitty.  It took a few days to get an answer to my first calls, but I am very glad I waited and used them.  They are very nice and very attentive.  Price was $1,293.50.  When they came back after the equipment failure they added extra insulation to the upper attice at no charge. Oh, and Sean is a very good piano player!
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This Efficient House
Recent Review: We had one of those city-subsidized home energy efficiency audits, and they found several issues with our home.  We contacted This Efficient House to fix those issues.  Mike and his crew did an awesome job!  They seemed genuinely interested in doing quality work, which is really refreshing these days.  Their prices are amazing too, usually quality work costs a lot extra, but they are very competitive with much less reputable businesses.  It seemed like a lot of work, but they had it done in about 3 days.  They had one crew working on the sealing and insulating, and one person dedicated to the furnace and water heater work.  As a nice touch, I really like the termination kits they use for the direct-vent water heater & furnace, they look nice from the outside instead of just having a couple of big PVC pipes sticking out and curving all over. When they were finished, we had a 50% reduction in air exchanges, which is really good.  Our home used to have warm spots in the summer and cold spots in the winter, but it is much more comfortable now.  And, our energy bills have gone down significantly too!   When we need new windows or A/C, I'm definitely going to use This Efficient House, we had a very positive experience with them.  I highly recommend them!
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Community Insulation Drywall LLC
Business Description: CID LLC is a licensed and insured insulation drywall company. CID has been in business for over ten years in northern Colorado and Denver areas. CID is very familiar with all city and county codes. CID also has fast friendly affordable service.

Reviews in Lucerne to Install Batt Insulation

AEfficiency Matters LLC
Efficiency Matters exceeded our expectations during our recent energy efficiency home improvement project. During Mike Rodriguez's initial evaluation of our home he gained our full trust in his expertise, integrity, and the advise given specific to our home. His recommendations were not based on their highest earnings potential, but on our true energy efficiency needs. Mike worked collaboratively with us to define a detailed plan and pricing that minimized our homeownership stresses. Installation of insulation and windows were conveniently scheduled to meet our availability. His crew were also professional and courteous. Services flowed smoothly from their initial unloading of materials through to clean-up. All work was well overseen by Mike as he managed every aspect of the project. When the manufacturer shipped one of the windows that did not meet the ordered specification, he was quick to order a replacement, kept us posted of progress, and again scheduled a convenient date for final installation.  Mike also worked directly with Excel submitting the needed information on our behalf and we received a rebate check. This, along with the savings we are seeing on our monthly utility bill, are allowing us to reap the rewards of choosing Efficiency Matters. Thank you, Kevin and Chris Ann Bass
- Chris A....
AThe Insulation Guys
Chuck Davis (and helper) arrived on time and ready to work.  We showed him the attic access trap door in a bedroom ceiling, and he carefully placed protective covering on everything in the vicinity.   Over the next few hours, Insulation Guys added at least R-30 of fiberglass insulation to the attic (that formerly had about an R-6).   It ended up being more than R-30 depth in the most important areas, but we were not charged extra.  Insulation guys know how to do the job right, and without causing other problems (An example is that they carefully did not block any of the sofit vents, and they even placed batt insulation on the trap door to the attic so it was the same R value as the rest of the attic,  without having loose fiberglass fall down on you when you open the trap door.).    When the job was finished, Insulation guys thoroughly cleaned up after themselves.  We were impressed by the fact that this company had fair prices, and they performed the job above our expectations.   Very professional.  We have already told many neighbors & friends about Insulation Guys, and we plan to use them again for our future insulation jobs.  Oh yeah, we forgot to mention that we can already tell a difference in the coziness of the house...we should have added this insulation years ago.  We are very glad we found Insulation Guys on Angies list !
- J S....
AThis Efficient House
We had one of those city-subsidized home energy efficiency audits, and they found several issues with our home.  We contacted This Efficient House to fix those issues.  Mike and his crew did an awesome job!  They seemed genuinely interested in doing quality work, which is really refreshing these days.  Their prices are amazing too, usually quality work costs a lot extra, but they are very competitive with much less reputable businesses.  It seemed like a lot of work, but they had it done in about 3 days.  They had one crew working on the sealing and insulating, and one person dedicated to the furnace and water heater work.  As a nice touch, I really like the termination kits they use for the direct-vent water heater & furnace, they look nice from the outside instead of just having a couple of big PVC pipes sticking out and curving all over. When they were finished, we had a 50% reduction in air exchanges, which is really good.  Our home used to have warm spots in the summer and cold spots in the winter, but it is much more comfortable now.  And, our energy bills have gone down significantly too!   When we need new windows or A/C, I'm definitely going to use This Efficient House, we had a very positive experience with them.  I highly recommend them!
- Nathan B....
DThis Efficient House
The entire job was fraught with incompetence and unprofessional behavior.  To break it down, I?m going to use the categories above. Price - C: We received three bids for the work.  The most expensive bid was substantially higher than the other two.  This Efficient House and the third company's bids were within a couple hundred dollars of each other.  So, I think the price was fair.   Quality - C: This was supposed to be a three-day job.  Seven months after the beginning of this job, I can finally say that the work is complete.  So, in the end, the work was finished and is acceptable.  However, only because of my vigilance and double-checking was their work done appropriately.  For example on day one they air sealed the attic.  This included running sealing foam along all wall plates, around all junctions and holes, and installing insulated caps on our recessed lighting fixtures.  After they left, I went up into the attic to investigate.  I discovered that they failed to air seal along an entire exterior wall; that is one-fourth of the house left exposed.  In addition, they did not fully seal around my furnace duct work. Also, the foam leaked into my bathroom exhaust fan vent; if you were in the bathroom and looked up at the fan, you would see that the entire unit was full of orange foam, rendering it useless.  Finally, they somehow knocked out the power to my bathroom while they were rooting around in the attic.  On day two, when they returned, I asked how it was going up there. They said everything was great, and that they were ready to blow in insulation.  I then pointed all of these issues out to them, and expressed my disappointment that they were ready to cover up all the problems with a bunch of insulation.  If they had pumped in the insulation, it would have been too late to fix the issues.  They did fix the issues before blowing in the insulation.   The crawl space was much more of a headache.  I have a four-foot crawl space, and it already had the vapor barrier for the radon mitigation system.  All they had to do was insulate the walls and seal the rim joist.  The work was real spotty and sub-par.  First, they missed a few rim joist bays with the sealing foam. Second, the insulated door they built to cover the crawl space hatch fell apart after only a week; the insulated foam section on the back of the door and the sealing surrounding the edge of the door fell off.  They eventually filled in the missing joists and they fixed the door after I pointed the issues out to them.  Once again, they were ready to call it the job done, even though it was not.   In addition, during the sealing process in the crawl one of their foam tanks ruptured in the crawl.  I know accidents happen, but what was disappointing was how they handled the cleanup. I went down to investigate and found a whole corner of my crawl covered in sticky, gooey gel.  The stuff was everywhere, including all over my radon barrier.  A big pool of ?un-foamed? goo had collected into a sludgy, gross pool in the corner of the crawl.  I complained about it, and it took them around two weeks to come back out and fix it.   We had agreed that they would replace that section of radon barrier since it was ruined?they simply put a new barrier over the old messy one.  They used a clear barrier, so I could easily see that they never even bothered to clean up the mess before laying down the new barrier.  Much like the insulation in the attic, they just wanted to cover their mess instead of cleaning it up responsibly.  This goes entirely against their promise of a ?green worksite."   After the work was done, they performed a series of tests on my furnace and water heater to ensure they had enough combustible air.  They claimed both passed the test.  Wrong!  A post-work inspection by the City of Fort Collins revealed that the water heater did not pass the test, and that exhaust air was being drawn back into the house.  Once again, I had to call the crew back to the house to fix this issue.  Ultimately they did.   Then came the rebates.  The work was eligible for rebates from the City of Fort Collins and Xcel Energy.  The way the rebates are designed, the contractor must fill out the paperwork.  So, there were two rebates forms to fill out.  They messed up both of them.    On the Fort Collins side, they didn?t put the correct inputs in the rebate calculator.  For the crawl space wall, Fort Collins offers a 30 cents per square foot of insulation rebate.  They put 128 square feet on the form when it was actually 512 square feet.  They took the length, but never multiplied by the height!   That?s a $115 mistake that affects my wallet, not theirs.  In addition, they mis-measured the rim joist area, reducing our rebate by another $20.   They are supposed to be the experts, but they didn?t seem to know how to measure and how to fill out the form.  Luckily, I caught the $135 worth of errors, and the City was gracious enough the rebate the correct amount.   Then there was the Xcel rebate.  On that form, Xcel asks that you prove rebate eligibility.  In a nutshell, they want to ensure your house was drafty enough before the work began to warrant the rebate.  All This Efficient House had to do was check the correct box on the form?and they checked the wrong one.  The box they checked claimed that we were not eligible for the rebates.  That one little check was a $130 mistake.   Unfortunately, Xcel was not as understanding as the City and refused to pay the rebate despite showing them that the house was indeed eligible.  After months of back and forth, This Efficient House finally paid the $130 to correct their mistake. The only reason this is a C and not a D or F is that ultimately the work was completed, and ultimately I did receive the rebates.  But the path to get there was fraught with disrespect and bumbling errors, and it was unacceptable behavior by the company.   Responsiveness/Punctuality - F: A grade of F might sound harsh, but consider the following.  Our job required 9 visits to the house: 1 for the  estimate, 3 for the initial work, and 5 for follow-up and clean-up work.  How many times did they show up on time?  Zero.  How many times were they close, maybe 15 minutes late?  Zero.  Every time, they were close to an hour late.  How many times did they call to say they were running late?   Zero.   Worse, once the job was over, Mike Truitt, the company?s Business Manager, said he wanted to come out and inspect the work.  He and I made four separate appointments for him to visit my house.  I took time off work to meet him there each time.  He never showed up.  Never.  Four separate meetings arranged, and he never came once.  And even worse, he never called to say he couldn?t make it.  I would always wait at the house for him, he wouldn?t show up, and then I?d have to call him the next day to see what happened.  I made these appointments with him on the phone, and then I would email him the details so he would have the appointment in writing. For the follow-up repair and cleaning work, it took me several calls and several emails just to get a response. Professionalism - F: This is my biggest warning to others.  If you have a modest home and a modest budget, do not hire this company.  Every excuse for them being late or not calling me back revolved around them being busier on bigger jobs.  I heard time and time again that they were wrapping up work at CSU or needed to take care of another "big client."  We were obviously a low priority for them, especially all the appointments to fix their mistakes and clean up their mess. They made big mistakes with the work, they created a huge mess in the crawl space, they were never on time, they blew me off entirely on four appointments, they messed up the Fort Collins Rebate form, they messed up the Xcel Energy rebate form, they lied to me on several occasions, and they treated me with disrespect.
- Andrew S....