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Reviews in Northbrook to Repair Fiberglass Showers
BBoersma Plumbing & Heating
They were very responsive to the first call and came out that day for an estimate. However, they were very slow in scheduling the work, approximately three weeks after the estimate. I know it wasn't a big job, but they could have been more open about how long it was going to be. However, the price was decent ($110/hour), the plumber was professional, and the job was done well, at the price of the estimate. In fact, installing the drain was a bigger project than they expected, but did not charge extra for a required trip back to the shop. I would use them again, but be prepared for a little wait.
- Amy G....
SALESPERSON TOOK 3 DAYS TO RETURN A CALL. THEY USED HIGH-PRESSURE SALES TACTICS THAT WERE OFF-PUTTING. OVER PROMISED, SUCH AS ''WE CAN DO IT IN ONE DAY''. INSTALLATION SCHEDULER WAS VERY MAD THAT I APPLIED FOR A CITY PERMIT (REQUIRED IN MY TOWN) AND COMMENTED ''NEVER GET A PERMIT, IT CAUSES NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS''. COMPANY APPEARS TO HAVE NO PLUMBING LICENSE, SINCE AFTER I GOT THE PERMIT, THEY HAD TO FIND A LICENSED PLUMBER, (NOT PREVIOUSLY ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR COMPANY), TO INSTALL THE NEW VALVE. BOY AM I GLAD I GOT A PERMIT. I GOT THE IMPRESSION I WAS BEING LIED TO AS TO WHY IT TOOK SO LONG TO SCHEDULE (6 WEEKS). THE PLUMBING WAS DONE IN ONE DAY, THE REST WAS DONE ONE WEEK LATER. MEANWHILE, SHOWER/TUB UNUSABLE. INSTALLER WHO GLUED THE FIBERGLASS PANELS TO WALL CLEANED UP AFTER HIMSELF AND WAS COURTEOUS. THE WORK DID GET DONE AND I AM SATISFIED WITH IT NOW THAT IT IS OVER, BUT I WOULD NOT HIRE THEM AGAIN DUE TO OVER-HYPE, SALES EXPERIENCE AND APPARENT LACK OF PLUMBING LICENSE.
- Julia H....
Tom worked with our schedule to begin the work. The process only takes a few hours but it needs 2 to 3 days to cure. We are very happy with the way the tub turned out. We have some issues with the caulking applied not staying on. He did come back once to recaulk, but the same peeling occurred. We already had a fiberglass shower surround, so i am not sure if the caulking doesn't adhere nicely to that product and is causing the caulk to pull away, or if the caulk needs more than 24 hrs to set.
- Sara H....
FHandyman Solutions Inc
Terrible, they were hired to fix a crack in our fiberglass shower base. Due to long lead times to custom order another fiberglass base they asked us if we wanted it tile instead. In order for us to sell our home the inspector for our buyers pointed out they did not account for the pitch in the shower base to get the water to flow towards the center, hence a defect in their work. They came back out and did a sloppy job fixing their original work. The tile work is all crooked and the shower base has its own topography with an unconfortable base to stand and shower on. They refuse to refund our money for the original work and we are looking to pursue legal action against them.
- Erin K....
AMr Bath Inc
Peter is a true professional! He ran into a lot of unexpected issues with the wall stucture when the old shower was removed which greatly increased the amount of time needed to prep the area for the new shower but he did not increase the cost. The new shower looks great and the few extra inches he was able to accommodate make a huge difference. I would not hesitate to recommend Bathroom Works!
- Susan A....
ACatalyst Construction & Remodeling LLC
Excellent! Careful discussion of the project before the estimate. After acceptance of the job, we met to discuss what would be needed to buy and timing. Another contractor had told me the the old fiberglass stall area was a nonstandard size and that the shower pan would have to be a custom-job. Not so, an unusual size but available. All my concerns were addressed. Work started promptly and was finished ahead of schedule. All debris was removed carefully and carpets protected. Though it wasn't specified in the contract they also installed a shower curtain rod and the vanity sink without additional charge.
- Carolyn W....
AThe Surface Doctors
We are very pleased with The Surface Doctors. Planning and scheduling the project with Gunnar was easy due to his prompt and thorough communication, mostly via email. The date of the refinishing went very smoothly. The refinisher took great care to keep the area clean. The end result is beautiful!
- Michael S....
APerfection Tub and Tile
The bathtubs look like new! Brian was friendly and answered all my questions. I would definitely recommend this company.
- Michelle O....
AA-1 Superior Plumbing & Sewer, Inc.
The original bronze drain "basket" for a fiberglass shower stall connecting the drain to the copper pipe beneath had completely fractured, dumping virtually all drain water into the utility room below, probably aggravated by 25 years of using harsh corrosive products to clean the shower. "Joe," the business owner, responded promptly to cut out the old corroded "basket" and replace it with a more state-of-the-art PVC basket that will be impervious to such chemicals. Joe does meticulous work and is very deliberately respectful of property; for example, by donning fabric "booties" to protect interior carpeting and by taking care to place heavy tools down carefully on padded surfaces to avoid collateral damage. When the initial installation appeared to leak slightly, Joe reseated the drain and "stress-tested" it under pressure with his weight applied at the top until it was clear that we had a perfectly sealed drain. I have since been delighted with the result and recommend him highly for plumbing services.
- William W....
Extremely happy with the Haris Inc's work remodeling our basement bathroom. As a result of having to tear out walls and floors for foundation work, we had the opportunity to make improvements to a basement that is a critical living space in our small house. The project involved replacing an ancient fiberglass shower stall with a new fangled solid surface manufactured stone unit, replacing tile, lighting, and paint in a small bathroom and replaced tile in a main laundry area. As is often the case with older homes (50's) the Haris crew ran into unexpected surprises that were covered up by previous homeowners. While expanding the shower to accommodate a standard 36" base Haris had to break concrete to move the drain, remove and relocate corroded iron pipe. They were also faced with significant floor pitch throughout the basement that was masked by old tile with tons of thin-set. The project lead presented us with creative options before taking any steps that added to the cost of the project. Importantly, the crew was extremely tidy and well aware that their work would be messy. Each day they laid out and picked up drop cloths, vacuumed (often while sanding or cutting) and stored their equipment to minimize the impact on our daily living.
Recent Review: I had wood windows with aluminum exterior facing that were about 25 years old. A number of them had bad seals or the interior wood was discolored due to moisture over the years. I had no luck finding replacement seals and my wife really disliked how the interior wood was looking so we chose to replace all windows rather than replace just the bad ones. If you choose wood windows you better plan on resealing them regularly. We decided on the Marvin fiberglass windows because of how wood like they looked and the quality of the constructions. Vinyl wood look options just had a cheap look. Marvin fiberglass windows are not cheap but I was able to negotiate some off of the initial Next Door and Window price. Everyone from Next Door and Window were professional in their dealings with me. Included in the price was removal of entire window including frame, Other companies may be cheaper by leaving in the old frame but i wanted all new. The price also included our choice of stains for the windows and interior trim in the Next Door and Window factory (eliminates in home mess). The on-site new window installation included foam insulation to fill any air gaps, the interior trim pieces, and filling of any small brad nail holes from the trim installation. .Installation went well though it took longer than expected since only a 2 man crew showed up when i was expecting a 4 man crew. Finishing up was a bit rushed so the walk through and demo of how to work the windows was rushed but turned out ok. We were missing one screen and noticed one trim board that looked bad after they left. Both were taken care without incident but took a little while till they came back out. Conclusion: I could have spent less elsewhere but i expected quality, paid for quality, and received quality. In hindsight, i would choose Next Door and Window again and recommend them to friends and family.
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Business Description: Proud Angie's List Super Service Award Winner for the past eight years. Family owned and operated since 1977, Fully insured. Installing Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation and Crawl space insulation work. Discounts available to Military and First Responders. Give us a call today!
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Business Description: Over 30 years of experience, using top quality materials and workmanship, Jeff, the owner, personally refinishes your bathtub and possibly wall tile. Chips in tubs can also be repaired. With a few questions, Jeff can quote a price over the phone.
Business Description: Bathtub Refinishing & More is the best choice for restoring the beauty in your bathtub, tile, and countertops. We offer high-quality work, outstanding customer service, and a super quality service guarantee. We are experts at refinishing surfaces such as: ♦ Bathtubs ♦ Tile ♦ Fiberglass ♦ Countertops ♦ Crack Repairs Before you spend thousands to replace your bathroom, consider the value of refinishing. Refinishing is a practical method to make tired and worn fixtures look new at a fraction of the cost of replacement. With little impact on your busy life, we'll professionally prep and refinish your bathtub, tile, or countertop to a new, high-gloss shine. The result is a fixture that has amazing gloss and durability.
Business Description: 5 Windows for $2150! Super Service Award Winner since 2008! We specialize in replacement Windows, Gutters and Siding. Whether you are looking for vinyl replacement windows, wood replacement windows, vinyl siding, cedar siding, fiber cement siding or LP Smartside, Brookside has the experienced professionals to complete your project. Check out our Reviews!
Business Description: We specialize in bathtub and tile refinishing/reglazing. Quality is our number 1 priority, that's why we use state of the art equipment and the highest quality materials. We guarantee adhesion of our product to the original surface for a period of 5 years. However with proper care and maintenance our finish will last 10 years and more. Have any questions? Call us at (773) 690-3257
Recent Review: They did a great job! I was planning on pulling out the tub and shower and replacing the vanity tops because the finishes were dull and stained. I was having a problem finding replacements due to the weird sizes we have and I decided to get a price to refinish them since they were no structual damage. I went to Angie's List and started calling around. I chose Beautiful Finishes because of the wonderful person they have covering the phones. She was very informative, pleasant, and seemed more interested in that I understood the process instead of making the sale. Many companies forget how important that first phone call is! Each shower and tub surround was $400 each and the 60 inch single vanity sink was $125 each. It would cost me at least $5,000 replace the items (removal, installation, and parts) and a lot of time so I decided to spend the grand and in the worst case replace the items in the next couple of years if it didn't work out. It took a day to complete the work and you can't use the items for at least 24 hours to insure that they dry properly. They did let me know about the odor from the paint but it was not as bad as they lead me to believe (of course this is subjective - If your sensitive to paint smells it lasts about a day). They came out better then new and the wife is impressed with my handyman knowledge once again! The other thing I would suggest you replace all your faucets with new ones since they will be taken off the old ones anyway.