Recent Review: The cottage was crooked, and it now appears square. He is like an artist and has done an incredible job with the drywall in our cottage. They are efficient, and the price is fair. He also primed and painted the ceilings. He always kept me updated throughout the process. He is probably one of the most organized companies I have ever worked with.
Recent Review: The workers arrived on time and got right to work. They put up plastic sheeting to cover all the doorways and our kitchen cabinets, stove and refrigerator. They put heavy paper down on the floor and then covered that with tarps. The first day they removed all the old drywall in the kitchen and hallway and took it with them when they left for the day. They only took one short lunch that day. The next day they started installing the new drywall, again taking only a lunch break. The following day they finished installing, sanded it and put the primer on and took a short lunch and picked up some of their equipment. The next day the drywall was painted and left to dry. The final day they installed the trim work and cleared out all of their equipment. There were two guys doing the work. They were extremely professional and polite. They answered any questions that we had and did a wonderful job!!!
The good: Drywall installation work was fair to good (very good in the skylight). The insulation company he works with (MIFCO) is excellent. Alan seems like a very nice and trustworthy guy when you meet him. He corrected some problems when asked, including repairing "popped" nails. The bad: Provided the simplest, least specific contract possible. Made verbal agreements early on that he denied later, in order to increase his fee. Installed RC-1 channel (for sound proofing) incorrectly, later partially corrected it when asked. Increased his bid after the start of the project "by mistake" (said his daughter did it). Tried to charge extra for soundproofing walls that he initially agreed (verbally) to soundproof. Said DensShield was not specified for the showers, when it was (verbally). Charged the full amount for a small framing/drywall job in the garage even though I did the framing work in my spare time. Sometimes took him a week to return phone calls (yes, I was polite with him throughout the project). His crew sprayed primer in most of the recessed light receptacles, electrical socket boxes, and network/telephone boxes. Used screws and nails to install ceiling drywall, even thought he (verbally) promised to use screws (he didn't mention the nails) Primed walls without first sweeping construction dust off of them. Eager to prime the walls, possibly to hide his crew's tape/mud work. Not so eager to paint them. Overall, I wasn't happy with Alan's Drywall and wished that I had used another contractor who provided a detailed bid without being asked. Of all the contractors I worked with, this is the only one that I felt compelled to write a negative review for. The preceding comments are opinions based upon my personal experiences. They should not be interpreted as historical facts. Some of them would be difficult to prove. My purpose is not to dissuade people from hiring Alan's Drywall, but to encourage them to require a detailed bid. I was lax on that point because the contractor was recommended by someone I trusted. If Alan says in writing that he will do something, I expect that he will.
- Stuart H....
They did a really good job. They got in, got out. Price was right. They got it done really quickly. They are not "big business people rip off" They are honest. If you don't like what they did, they will come back and fix it. They are hungry for business.
- Susanne R....
ADoug Loven Construction Inc.
tore out old stairs, removed cedar siding, replaced with drywall, installed new stair, railings
- Kathleen M....
I was looking for various drywallers and Painters to finish doing a house that we gutted and wanted finished.
- Sheri S....
ARay Ballien Drywall Services
They do amazing work! Prompt, honest, great follow-up, no mess. They resurfaced the ceiling with an updated look - thank you for the suggestion Ray and crew! Hung new drywall in a bedroom along with hanging and repairing water damaged areas through out the entire basement. Hands down the best drywall we have ever seen!
- Chris Z....
Drywall was repaired in two days and After calling Joe about a spot in question he came out that day and corrected to my satisfaction
- Nancy S....
ARay Ballien Drywall
Good price, done on time, workmanship no problems, always called to let me know when and where he was while working on job.
- Jim A....
Be careful before hiring Scott and his crew to do work for you and make sure you do not pay prior to the work being done. He was hired to finish my drywall and paint my house and promised that the work would be done in 10 days. His team never worked full days and after 3 weeks and taking more money than he earned (my error in trusting him), I had to hire a reputable dry wall finisher to complete my house and fix several areas that Scott and his team reportedly finished. He comes across as a nice guy so either he was overwhelmed by my project and the work involved, he is not as skilled as he stated, or he simply conned me out of money. After this, I also found that 2 of his references on his now defunct Facebook page were his fiancee and another relative. If you decide to take a chance on him, I would ensure that you do not give any deposits or project draws unless you are fully satisfied and the work is done!
- G H....
AEnders Maintenance & Handyman Services
Randy was great to work with. He was polite and prompt and did a great job. Would definitely use again!
- Shawna B....
ARich's Handyman Service
Rich came, took a look, gave me some wonderful ideas, estimated time and cost per hr. He came, worked deligently and finished in timely manner. I would definitely hire him again! Very nice, went out of his way to go the extra mile.