Recent Review: After seeing their product at the Minneapolis Home & Garden show we were convinced that this was the right product for our porch improvement work. The guys from EZ-Screen brought samples to our home to help us select frame color and installation method. They took careful measurements of all of the window and door openings and put our order in motion. A few weeks later our windows and door were delivered. We did this work at the same time we had some exterior siding work done by another contractor. We arranged to have that contractor do the actual installation of the EZ-Screen product. The rep from EZ-Screen came out to our site when the installation started to ensure that our contractor understood how to properly install the windows and door. Everything went smoothly and contractor commented on how easy the windows went in. After three full seasons of use we still enjoy the product and we're pleased that we chose this as part of our porch renovation. It has added several additional months to our porch usage in our short Minnesota summer seasons. I highly recommend this product for any new screen porch or porch renovation job!
Business Description: Porch Light Woodworking is a locally owned custom shop, specializing in one-of-a-kind designs for a variety of business or residential needs. Owner Tim Kern draws from his understanding of wood species, finishes, and attention to detail that take any project from concept to completion. A graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, a four-year college of art and design, Tim brings artistry, craftsmanship, commitment to quality, and a keen of sense of proportion and style to each design and project he completes — from jewelry boxes to custom homes. Tim has experience building replicas of existing items, pieces to match furniture already in the home, as well as creating new designs from a multitude of sources – many clients bring magazine clippings, Pinterest and Houzz photos, even napkin drawings to serve as starting points for their designs. Have an idea? Call Tim today!
Business Description: Decks,screen porches,tie walls,egress window wells, exterior siding, columns ,complete handyman services,clean job sites ,on time jobs at a reasonal prices.30years experience and a reliable professional crew .contact,Craig at 515-991-8575.
Business Description: 20+ years Construction/Master Carpenter experience. 7+ years in one of a kind custom Treehouse's with slides, rock walls, ziplines, bucket pulls, trap doors, etc. Custom Sheds and furniture. Custom wood tables to custom porch swings. We accept all major credit cards and Pay-Pal. $200 Consultation fee (goes towards project).
Business Description: Concrete to Shingles and everything in between.
Top to Bottom installation, repair or remodel. No job is too small.
20+ years experience. Fully insured. Owner on site for every job.
Reasonable rates. Senior / Military discounts. Free estimates.
Business Description: We started as a rental property/landlord company in 2007. After having countless issues with finding reliable, reasonable and ethical contractors, we started our own contracting service. We understand the problems homeowners face in finding a skilled contractor who will provide a timely bid, follow through with the timeline presented and charge according to promised bid or hourly rate. Greg Schenck has worked in all facets of home improvement for 20 years and if not directly doing the improvements himself, is on site to supervise any contracted labor directly, working alongside them. All labor costs are communicated up front with bids in writing and all receipts for materials are provided directly to the homeowner (no loading material costs). We are partnered with a real estate appraisal firm which provides consulting services to assist homeowners in determining which improvements will add value to a home and which may not.
Business Description: We are the Des Moines / Central Iowa office of Archadeck, a national franchise community of custom outdoor living space designers and builders. Our product offerings include decks, porches (screened, open, front), sunrooms and multi-season rooms, pergolas, gazebos, patios and hardscaping, outdoor kitchens, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits and more.
The company is owned by brothers Harold and David Cross. Part-time office staff are also employed to assist with office staffing and administrative detail.
Construction is managed by David Cross in his primary role of Construction Manager. Construction is performed by sub-contractor crews who have worked with us regularly, some for as many as 10 - 14 years.
Harold Cross' primary roles are in Sales and Business Management.
Our office and showroom in Urbandale offers our clients an excellent facility to review design offerings and material and style options for their projects. Generally, this is proceeded by an on-site and complimentary design consultation to define the specific interests and parameters of the project.
More information about Archadeck, who we are and what we do, can be found at our web site at http://central-iowa.archadeck.com.
Business Description: Hello, welcome to Doors of Distinction. My name is Jim Cunningham Let me tell you about the company before we move on. Although Doors of Distinction was established in 1993, we got our start in 1982 in the remodeling arena. As you will see in the following pages- we do more than doors. Having acquired this arsenal of skills allows us to create beautiful entrance ways including porch roofs, architectural moldings, circle top doors or transoms, sidelights and more. Whether you want a plain door installed, or want to convert your door from basic to beautiful, we can help you with your project. You will find our work in the Des Moines and central Iowa area. Chances are good we have worked in your neighborhood. Call to set up an in home appointment. I'll bring catalogs depicting our various lines, measure your job and often price it on the spot. Call today to discuss your next project!
Jim Ferguson did a great job. Our home exterior was in very bad shape, and now it has never looked better. He did extensive prep work, power washing, stripping and re-calked everything, including the siding nail holes. The prep work and calking was exceptionally good and detailed. He didn't cut corners and it seemed as if he treated our home like he would his own. He did extra things above the original scope, such as painting the house numbers, installing new porch lighting and helping remove some shrubs in our landscaping. He even helped when my kids locked us out of the house. I have had work done by other painters in the past, but the results from Jim's work are hands down the best.
- Timothy T....
AJim Ferguson Painting LLC
Jim was amazing! He cares SO deeply about quality and satisfaction! We showed him a couple of picture ideas to tweak our original thoughts. Not only did Jim agree to the upgraded version, he suggested a bit further and more detailed idea to do. He didn't even change his price with the fancier design. He promised to have his work completed by our graduation party. He got it all done with over a week and a half to spare. We would definitely hire Jim again!
- Brenda G....
Jeff with Superior Exterior did a great job replacing damaged vinyl siding around my front porch including around the windows & doors.
- Estrella J....
I'm so glad that I spoke with Gene Wike at Gilchrest Jewett Lumber about porch railings, because he helped me pick out materials, helped with design, and provided me with the names of three contractors who could get the job done, including Dennis Long of Long Construction. Dennis gave me a reasonable quote and warned me that he had some bigger jobs ahead of mine but would try to fit this little job in when possible. Within a week, he called to say he had a few hours and could send a two-man crew over to do the job. Brian and Eric did an excellent job and I am so pleased with the new railing. Neighbors and family are impressed with the look of the railing. I would be happy to employ Long Construction for any future remodeling jobs. Many thanks to all involved!
- Kathleen H....
ABuresh Home Solutions, Inc.
Buresh employees were able to match older brick pattern which is no longer made. The two men who performed the work did an excellent job. I can not tell where the new brick work starts and the old ends. Job turned out much better than I had hoped. This company does excellent work...not the cheapest, but competitive. If you want the best call Buresh (pun intended), if you want cheap call another company.
- Warren D....
We are pleased to write this review for RoofSmart! Thanks to the professionalism, quality, and responsiveness of Dave and his team, we could not be happier with the outcome of our major home remodel! RoofSmart completely transformed the exterior of our old Craftsman home in just one month – new roof, siding, foundation stone, porch, and deck. RoofSmart took a genuine interest in our project and our satisfaction with the process. During the design phase, they met with us in person on weekends and on weekdays outside of regular business hours. They brought multiple samples and gave us simple explanations about our options and prices. They offered creative solutions to our most challenging requests. And throughout the project, they were incredibly responsive to our questions --- day and night. RoofSmart’s crews were professional and careful with our home. They cleaned up the site each day and invited our feedback about how the work was progressing. Mid-construction, several people in our neighborhood stopped by to marvel at the quality and speed of the project. Yes, we are very proud of our “new” home and highly recommend RoofSmart for any exterior remodel!
- Eric E....
AMAWDSLEY HOME IMPROVEMENT
If anyone here needs a contractor who is on time, does awesome work, and goes the extra mile, hit up Mawdsley Home Improvement. Just finished my windows and porch and it looks like a new house! Beyond reasonable price! Tim and Co left me with an awesome experience!!! I'm making sure everyone I know knows about him. Very personable and friendly!
- Spencer M....
AMid States Carpenters Group Corporation
I was very pleased with the work Judd Penny and his crew did on our house. His assessment of problems included addressing original construction flaws as well as fixing more recent inadequate roof repair work done by another contractor. Judd's familiarity with and appreciation of old house "character" was evident when he first came over to look at the job and weighed heavily in the decision to choose Mid-States for our restoration project. The work was completed for the quoted price, accommodating a number of "surprises" along the way that inevitably arise with work on old houses, like those mentioned in other reviews. Our job took longer than initially projected but to me that just seems to be the nature of the beast. Alternatives and options were clearly explained throughout the process, when decisions needed to be made to complete repairs needed but still keep within budget. I do not hesitate to recommend contacting Mid-States for home maintenance and improvements work. We will be using their services again.
- David H....
AMAWDSLEY HOME IMPROVEMENT
Very professional and a good value. We ended up not doing our project so we didn't use but would certainly contact for any future projects.
- Steven M....
APat Edwards Remodeling
Pat did a great job building our very large deck. He also rebuilt our back porch and put in new windows. He did a very good job.