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Recent Review: Did not yet purchase the cabinets but the customer service has been great. Especially the design service for the kitchen cabinets
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Recent Review: We could not have been treated with more courtesy and respect. The kitchen cabinets are beautiful.
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Recent Review: We really had a good experience with the Cabinets Galore crew in Hiawatha for our kitchen remodel this last fall for the following reasons: Patience - first and foremost! We knew we wanted new cabinets with some specific features, but we didn't know what we really wanted as far as color, door style, etc.   They spent a good deal of time asking us how we wanted to use the kitchen (entertainment kitchen, daily use kitchen, etc), what our budget was, how we "honestly" would use the kitchen (stuff that may look nice in the showroom may not be practical for daily use).  They walked us through the pros/cons of the various wood species and cabinet features.  Finally, they were a great sounding board for us once we narrowed down our choices...what color combinations actually worked, what really wouldn't work, etc. Flexible - When we remodeled our kitchen, we had a couple of options on how we could have laid out the cabinets.  They went through the extra effort of rendering both drawings so we could have an idea of how it might look and how the measurements would actually work with our layout.  Detail - They made multiple trips to our house to get the measurements THEY needed.   We obviously started with the rough measurements that we brought in, but they made sure they had the measurements they needed to make certain they could deliver the product properly.   One of the bits of detail that really made a difference for us was that we had one wall that was going to have bunch of cabinets on it.   When they were doing the work to lay out the cabinets on their software, they felt that it looked too "flat".  Their suggestion was to place a slightly deeper cabinet at the end of the row of cabinets to give the kitchen a little more "texture".  THAT'S what we wanted.  Someone to look out for us while doing this.   Pricing - We priced cabinets and countertops at a big box store that we felt we could live with.  Weren't that excited about them, but they were ok.   We really figured Cabinets Galore would be out of reach for our budget.   Turns out, they could give us a better quality product, at about the same price and we REALLY like what we purchased from them.  We found them to be a great group to work with and highly recommend them.
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Recent Review: We had gotten three estimates from other locations, but Hamm's was the only company who actually came out to see the space and measure it before working on the estimate.  We worked with Helen, who was professional and a joy to work with.  One corner cabinet came and was incorrect, and the company made a new one and had it delivered the next week.  Hamm's recommended a countertop installer, who was punctual and professional as well.  We would recommend Hamm's, paticularly the designer we worked with.
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Recent Review: They did a very good job. He was a local dealer and we really liked him. We got a reference from another lady and that is why we went with him. We thought that they were pretty professional. They had a carpenter who was late and the boss fired him. He was real conscientious about it.
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Recent Review: Ray came to our home, discussed options available for kitchen cabinets, counter tops for our kitchen remodel. Ray provided 30 floor plans, pricing options and start date options. Project went very smooth, on schedule, professional, respectful, clean, detail and stuck to price.
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Recent Review: Story above. Gave us great recommendations for a drywall guy and plumber. Same great quality and price from both.
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Recent Review: Signed contract in July.  Started work in mid September on exact date promised.  Completed all work in four days, beating the estimated schedule of five days.  Careful considerate and polite workers.  Good dust control inside our home.  Very good workmanship and quality materials throughout.  Creative problem solvers with several difficult existing kitchen cabinet details.  Quality of new cabinet door is perfect.  Exact fit on every new cabinet door.  Refacing material is twice the thickness of their competitors at 0.25 inch thick.  Volunteered to remake one cabinet door when installer changed the refacing detail to a simpler and much improved detail.  Revised door arrived withing two weeks and was installed.. Perfect solution to a very odd detail.  Overall grade of "A" for quality.  Not the low bid, however the best value considering the thickness of refacing materials and the perfect quality cabinet doors.  I would hire them again.
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Recent Review: This project is nearly complete and has been a wonderful experience. Steve is great to work with, very knowledgeable, works to high standards, and works very quickly. Other people he's brought in have been at that same standard. Wonderful to work with. Steve came in after my catastrophe with a previous contractor. He knew just what to do and helped me choose materials and solutions. He let me know when things would be needed, where good materials might be found, and even went with me to advise on purchases and used his own truck to help transport materials. I think my home will be a beautiful showplace when it's all done.
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Recent Review: We signed a contract with Mr. Capouch in early February.  The terms were that we would pay 1/3 that day, the second third upon beginning of the project, and a final third upon completion.  He assured us that the whole job would take only about 3-5 days on the premises, as he would do all the prep work in his shop.  Work was to commence at the end of March. In early March, he called.  My family had arranged to go on vacation in mid-March, and he wanted to know if he could do all his on-site work while we were out of town.  Although we were hesitant, we agreed.  We gave him a key and the second payment on March 13th.   When we returned a week later, nothing had been done.  We had stripped all the necessary areas down to the studs, but nothing had been done at all.  We began to call.  Eventually, he contacted us.  Excuse number one - his Dad in Wisconsin was ill and needed help, he couldn't come to work.  He would get there next week.  We began to worry. The next week, he still didn't come.  Oh, except to take more measurements.  It was at this stage that he decided he would remake all the cabinets rather than reface them.  He claimed it would be more material but the same amount of work and he wouldn't charge us additional fees.  We agreed.  I asked him, can you be finished by Easter?  "Oh, yeah. No problem." In mid-April, he showed up again.  He tore out all the cabinets and stacked them in a pile in front of the garage.  Then, he left.  He would return tomorrow. He didn't.  We lived three days with no counters, no cabinets, and our kitchen in the living room.  He did eventually come in with the base cabinets and the uppers that fit above them.  He set them, and left again.  My husband and a friend set the counters that day, but we had found all the lawsuits against Capouch by then, and were really starting to worry. The rest of the time we had to deal with Brian were of a piece: he would promise he'd arrive with one piece or another on Monday, be definitely done by Wednesday.  On Monday he'd never show; on Wednesday, he might come in with one piece or another he had promised, but more often than not, he would give us an excuse.  He's sick, his car broke down, flat tire, he had sprayed the cabinets but the paint or stain had to dry, you get the idea.  We started communicating with him in texts in case we would have to file a lawsuit as well.  We found more and more cases against him, largely from sub-contractors who never got paid, but also from home owners who hired him and were stiffed.  Easter came and went and, though I had base counters and tops, no doors were up and the china hutch we had ordered was still missing.   In May, slowly, the big pieces started to show up.  The custom china hutch appeared, as did the doors.  The pantry cabinet we had added to the order came in with the wine rack.  But nothing was ever finished in one day - the hutch arrived, but without shelves or drawers.  The doors came in, but some were cut wrong and had to be re-made.  He also started to make noises about needing more money.  He begged my husband for an advance on the remaining total - he needed $2000.  Reluctantly, Dave gave him $1600.  Always, more promises, more excuses.  Sometimes we wouldn't hear from him for a week.  Always, he would swear - I HAVE to be done by Wednesday, as if we were stopping him from finishing the job.  A week before he finished the job, he contacted Dave again for an advance - he hadn't paid the electric bill for his shop and he had no power.  Another $1000 advance. In late May, my husband gave him an ultimatum - you're done on Sunday of this week.  Whatever you have finished is what gets finished.  If you're not done, we don't pay you the remainder of the money.  (By that time, we had also negotiated additional trim around two windows, the pantry cabinet was extra, and the wine rack as well.)  He came back - if you're not going to pay me more, I'm going to take back the wine rack.  He came back that Sunday, didn't finish everything (we still needed trim around the doors, windows, inset cabinet, drawers for the hutch, etc.)  But he was close.  He didn't finish that week, oh no, it was still another week and a half before the last piece came in, was applied, and all the junk wood from in front of our garage removed.  We settled up with him on the remainder and were so grateful to see the last of him. Overall, the workmanship on the cabinets is stunning.  He used birch wood, the finish is lovely, the craftsmanship excellent.  We are very happy with the finished product, but be very careful with this contractor.  If you do hire him, put completion dates into the contract.  Attach penalties for non-compliance.  But even then - look him up in court cases on line in Iowa.  I counted more than 50 suits against him, and at least 2 bankruptcies.  Even if you do put him under contract, he may not honor it and let you sue him.  I think we were lucky, though I don't know why.  He finished the job, with a lot of twisting and begging from us, and the work is wonderful.  We would have fired him several times along the way, but had sunk too much money into this contractor and hadn't the heart to start over with a new one.  We had interviewed several others, and none came back with plans or bids that were reasonable in price or scope.  I just wish we had known to run from this guy.

Reviews to Install Premade Kitchen Cabinets in Blairstown

ACasper Building Services, LLC.
Excellent! I gave him a very rough drawing of what I was hoping for and he was able to reproduce exactly! He even had some cost-effective tips for building, such as customizing a premade cabinet instead of making one from scratch.
- Ashley E....
ACabinets Galore
We really had a good experience with the Cabinets Galore crew in Hiawatha for our kitchen remodel this last fall for the following reasons: Patience - first and foremost! We knew we wanted new cabinets with some specific features, but we didn't know what we really wanted as far as color, door style, etc.   They spent a good deal of time asking us how we wanted to use the kitchen (entertainment kitchen, daily use kitchen, etc), what our budget was, how we "honestly" would use the kitchen (stuff that may look nice in the showroom may not be practical for daily use).  They walked us through the pros/cons of the various wood species and cabinet features.  Finally, they were a great sounding board for us once we narrowed down our choices...what color combinations actually worked, what really wouldn't work, etc. Flexible - When we remodeled our kitchen, we had a couple of options on how we could have laid out the cabinets.  They went through the extra effort of rendering both drawings so we could have an idea of how it might look and how the measurements would actually work with our layout.  Detail - They made multiple trips to our house to get the measurements THEY needed.   We obviously started with the rough measurements that we brought in, but they made sure they had the measurements they needed to make certain they could deliver the product properly.   One of the bits of detail that really made a difference for us was that we had one wall that was going to have bunch of cabinets on it.   When they were doing the work to lay out the cabinets on their software, they felt that it looked too "flat".  Their suggestion was to place a slightly deeper cabinet at the end of the row of cabinets to give the kitchen a little more "texture".  THAT'S what we wanted.  Someone to look out for us while doing this.   Pricing - We priced cabinets and countertops at a big box store that we felt we could live with.  Weren't that excited about them, but they were ok.   We really figured Cabinets Galore would be out of reach for our budget.   Turns out, they could give us a better quality product, at about the same price and we REALLY like what we purchased from them.  We found them to be a great group to work with and highly recommend them.
- Patrick L....
AHamm's Home Interiors
We had gotten three estimates from other locations, but Hamm's was the only company who actually came out to see the space and measure it before working on the estimate.  We worked with Helen, who was professional and a joy to work with.  One corner cabinet came and was incorrect, and the company made a new one and had it delivered the next week.  Hamm's recommended a countertop installer, who was punctual and professional as well.  We would recommend Hamm's, paticularly the designer we worked with.
- Ron P....
ARenewed Exteriors & More
Ric did an outstanding job and I'd hire him again in a second.  He provided a timely estimate and did a good job of meeting the numbers he quoted.  He was thorough in his initial review of the job at hand.  In reviewing his estimate he was quick to answer questions.  The quality of the work he completed was outstanding.  One day we talked about an oddity to my layout just before he left.   The next day he apologized for leaving at 4:45 the night before but didn't want to make a mistake on the installation (as he was tired at the end of the day).  By the time I talked him that morning he had already contacted my kitchen designer and and worked out the detail that was confusing.  That's the type of installer I want every time!  Over the course of the installation, he contacted my designer several times. The installation went per schedule and I was able to get the countertops measured by another contractor two days earlier than planned.  In addition to providing quality work, he was punctual every day and did a very good job cleaning up at the end of each night. So, if you want someone that meets schedule, provides quality work, takes the time to do it correctly the first time, and is responsive, Renewed Exteriors may be the guy for you.  His company name is a little non descriptive as he has a lot of experience in kitchen installations too.
- Jay G....
AKITCHEN SOLVERS OF MARION
They did a very good job. He was a local dealer and we really liked him. We got a reference from another lady and that is why we went with him. We thought that they were pretty professional. They had a carpenter who was late and the boss fired him. He was real conscientious about it.
- Richard H....
AKITCHEN SOLVERS OF MARION
I couldn't be happier with my new kitchen!  I had no idea what a kitchen remodel involved and looking back I am impressed at how patient and helpful Gary was throughout the process.  He listened to my ideas and offered some of his own.  The result is a beautiful, top-quality kitchen that is a joy to work in.  Note: seriously consider his suggestions. There were 2 suggestions  he made to me that if I had not done, I'd be kicking myself now. He does not pressure you to make these kinds of changes, but obviously he knows what he is doing and I'm sure glad I listened. He is the utmost professional.  They were here on time every day, I always knew when to expect them, and had progress reports at each step.  The bid was exact, and there were no surprises.  This is a messy job but they were good about keeping things as tidy as possible. Have I mentioned that I absolutely love my new kitchen?  I am not expecting to have  to re-do this kitchen again, but if I do another kitchen somewhere, I won't use anyone else.
- Bobbie P....
ANu-Life Cabinets
From the very beginning Ray and his team were very professional, provided excellent customer service and delivered a wonderful product all while hitting their estimated project cost. It was evident from the begInning when Ray, the owner, came over for the quote and he began assisting my wife and I on picking the correct doors that would work best, choosing hardware that worked with the doors, giving us many examples of his work by showing pictures on his IPad and more. Ray was genuine and never pushy in discussing the project. He never tried selling us "extras" as many do. He listened to our vision, helped us tweak that vision to work in the space we had and executed a fantastic plan to bring our outdated kitchen to our new modern kitchen we had dreamed of. Rays staff were all very respectful of our home, laying down rugs to protect floors, putting up zipper walls to contain dust and cleaned up every night before they left. This crew was dedicated to their company and our project. They drove 2 hrs one way everyday for almost 2 weeks completing our project. I can not say enough about the staff and how professional they all were. If you choose any other company to do your project, you are paying too much and I guarantee you are not getting the kind of customer service you would be getting from Nu-Life. If you are going to do a cabinet reface and can't decide whether or not to do the mittened doors or not, ALWAYS choose the mittened doors! They are more money but way worth it. The doors they put on where custom made by them in their shop and they are amazing. They have heavy duty, detachable door hardware that makes cleaning the doors so easy. Our tile and stone back splash makes the entire project and was our favorite part. Since your doors will be taken off and replaced in a refacing, spend a little extra and have them add the large pull out drawers that make accessing pots and pans so much easier. We also changed our lazy Suzanne and love it. Our bathroom project was smaller but just as fantastic. We took out a 1 sink cheap looking vanity and Nu-Life replaced it with a custom 2 sink, solid service wave bowl double sink vanity. It came complete with custom mirror frames they matched to the rope mittened doors we chose, new lighting above each sink and an on counter cabinet that splits the 2 sinks. The bathroom project required drywall tear out, electrical and plumbing additions, drywall repair, cabinet and sink installs. The quality of work was outstanding and this project turned out just as good as the kitchen. Out of both projects I only had 1 issue. They lowered the kitchen bar on our island to a more usable height. After they lowered it, I noticed the top counter was a bit loose. I brought it to the attention of the supervisor and he immediately fixed the problem and it is solid as a rock. He never complained or tried to push it off, he fixed it without question or complaint. These crews worked so hard and so efficient while they were here and we appreciated that very much.
- Brent S....
ASchroer and Sons Home Improvement
Story above. Gave us great recommendations for a drywall guy and plumber. Same great quality and price from both.
- Ryan E....
ANu-Life Cabinets
From the very beginning Ray and his team were very professional, provided excellent customer service and delivered a wonderful product all while hitting their estimated project cost. It was evident from the begInning when Ray, the owner, came over for the quote and he began assisting my wife and I on picking the correct doors that would work best, choosing hardware that worked with the doors, giving us many examples of his work by showing pictures on his IPad and more. Ray was genuine and never pushy in discussing the project. He never tried selling us and quot;extrasand quot; as many do. He listened to our vision, helped us tweak that vision to work in the space we had and executed a fantastic plan to bring our outdated kitchen to our new modern kitchen we had dreamed of. Rays staff were all very respectful of our home, laying down rugs to protect floors, putting up zipper walls to contain dust and cleaned up every night before they left. This crew was dedicated to their company and our project. They drove 2 hrs one way everyday for almost 2 weeks completing our project. I can not say enough about the staff and how professional they all were. If you choose any other company to do your project, you are paying too much and I guarantee you are not getting the kind of customer service you would be getting from Nu-Life. If you are going to do a cabinet reface and can't decide whether or not to do the mittened doors or not, ALWAYS choose the mittened doors! They are more money but way worth it. The doors they put on where custom made by them in their shop and they are amazing. They have heavy duty, detachable door hardware that makes cleaning the doors so easy. Our tile and stone back splash makes the entire project and was our favorite part. Since your doors will be taken off and replaced in a refacing, spend a little extra and have them add the large pull out drawers that make accessing pots and pans so much easier. We also changed our lazy Suzanne and love it. Our bathroom project was smaller but just as fantastic. We took out a 1 sink cheap looking vanity and Nu-Life replaced it with a custom 2 sink, solid service wave bowl double sink vanity. It came complete with custom mirror frames they matched to the rope mittened doors we chose, new lighting above each sink and an on counter cabinet that splits the 2 sinks. The bathroom project required drywall tear out, electrical and plumbing additions, drywall repair, cabinet and sink installs. The quality of work was outstanding and this project turned out just as good as the kitchen. Out of both projects I only had 1 issue. They lowered the kitchen bar on our island to a more usable height. After they lowered it, I noticed the top counter was a bit loose. I brought it to the attention of the supervisor and he immediately fixed the problem and it is solid as a rock. He never complained or tried to push it off, he fixed it without question or complaint. These crews worked so hard and so efficient while they were here and we appreciated that very much.
- Brent S....
ASteve Eisenmenger
This project is nearly complete and has been a wonderful experience. Steve is great to work with, very knowledgeable, works to high standards, and works very quickly. Other people he's brought in have been at that same standard. Wonderful to work with. Steve came in after my catastrophe with a previous contractor. He knew just what to do and helped me choose materials and solutions. He let me know when things would be needed, where good materials might be found, and even went with me to advise on purchases and used his own truck to help transport materials. I think my home will be a beautiful showplace when it's all done.
- Mark C....