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Recent Review: Mr. Flynn and his partner Mike were wonderful to deal with. The job was done on time and the finished kitchen is beautiful. It could be in a magazine to show what can be done with an old kitchen from 1965. We have no complaints and have recommended Creative Kitchens to many friends.
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Recent Review: We hired John to remodel our 1986 kitchen after he did a fabulous job with our shower make over (the previous review). And our kitchen is absolutely beautiful. Our project entailed 4 phases: 1). I wanted an open floor design into the living room but wanted to keep a portion of the wall. John opened the doorway to 7 ft., having to move the thermostat and light switches to the opposite wall. The carpentry is pristine. 2). New flooring. Removed wood floor and stone tile. We talked at length about what type of floor, with no real decision. Then John arrived with several selections of tiles. The choice was easy....we immediately decided on an 18 x 18 porcelain gray tile. Once again John understood our delemma, listened to what I did not want, and with his design experience and time in getting to know us, he narrowed the choices. When he began to lay the tile, he realized there were 5 patterns. He felt he could not just open the box and haphazardly put the tiles down. He labored over how the tiles would compliment one another and have a flow to them. It was a work in progress. The floor is stunning! 3). The plan was to remove the soffit and have the cabinets go to the ceiling. John cut out small holes in different areas of the soffit to investigate if there was anything in there....and to his horror the plumbing for the upstairs bathroom was hidden in it! So there goes my 36" cabinets. But John assured me that while I had to go with 30" cabinets, I did not have to keep that ugly 10" soffit. He was able to redesign the soffit to 4". He added crown molding to further reduce the look which also added character. But the ceiling, which was less than 8', was not level. Amazingly he managed to hide this flaw. Also he warned me the recessed light over the sink may be 1/2" off center because of the plumbing. Well that did not happen! He got that light in dead center with a lot of maneuvering. 4). Removal of those ugly cabinets, island and Formica counter. Install new cabinets, appliances, subway tile backsplash and lighting. With John's new design the kitchen is more spacious, functionable, and I now have a pantry, which I never thought I would have the space for. At our initial meeting, John brought several different cabinet door styles and stains to alleviate the overwhelming selections in Creative Kitchens. I thought for sure I would have shaker style white cabinets and granite countertops. After all I have been planning for this day for 10 years! Well to my surprise, we chose one of the styles of cabinet doors that John brought to us. Then we arranged a visit to Creative Kitchens with John to finalize selections. My white kitchen and granite countertop vanished as I absolutely loved a cherry cabinet kitchen display and a beautiful quartz that looks like marble. John took the time to be at the display center as I think he truly is vested in his projects. In the design, he moved the island just a few inches to ensure we can move the refrigerator out if we have to. With his experience, he knows that appliances can get "locked" in spaces due to poor planning of where the island is. Plus we gained another foot on the island! We had a gas stove top in the island which no longer was in the design. John removed that and disconnected the gas line. The over the range microwave needed to be vented outside. The light on the deck was exactly where the vent needed to be installed. John was not leaving until he resolved that issue. We had extra siding and he moved the light and replaced the siding. Then he spray painted the vent the same color as the siding to blend in. Who would have thought to do that? It is his attention to detail that is just another one of his many attributes. Backsplash: I chose classic plain white subway tile. When it was time to install them, John also brought a few green glass tiles to install "here and there". He thinks of his projects and offers suggestions. Love it! Our kitchen is absolutely beautiful. I thank John for his "makes sense" design, his expertise, his true craftsmanship. He takes great pride in his work, is meticulous, a very hard worker, and is a master at detail. He is respectful and a true professional. He does it all.....electric, plumbing, gas lines, carpentry. We had a separate contract for each phase and despite issues that arose, our cost did not change.
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Recent Review: THE WORK WAS DONE IN A EXCELLENT MANNER. THE COMPANY IS PUNCTUAL AND READY TO DO THE WORK TO SATISFY THE CUSTOMER. THE KITCHEN IS A BEAUTIFUL JOB AND I AM HAPPY WITH THE WORK.
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Recent Review: We wanted to enlarge our kitchen in a 1920's stone house. Ross arrived the same day I called him and looked over my designs. He took some measurements and e-mailed me an estimate with 3-D kitchen designs within 2 days. They were great! He included everything that I wanted and even had some extras I had not thought of. His prices were much less than what I had gotten from any "big box" home improvements stores. And he was including more cabinets that I had originally thought possible due to our budget. He scheduled the work in a timely manner and showed up promptly. He and his helper were neat, clean and very professional. His truck and trailer are well maintained and look great at a job site. He did a wonderful job and was able to accomodate my requests for some extra work while the job progressed. I changed my mind about having an island counter in soapstone because we ran over budget, but Ross made me a island counter out of granite tiles that I provided and then edged it in wood. It looks fabulous and only cost me $700 including all materials. The soapstone was going to be $3,000. Anywhere he saw an issue he fixed it better than I expected. Just like it was in his own house. The work went quickly and was right on time. He didn't run out every few hours for a coffee break - he put in long hours and the swiftness of the job reflected that. My finished cabinets are beautiful and just what I wanted. He even re-did a door and changed a design on the fly after I asked for an undercounter microwave area. When it came time for the floors he worked around our scheduled camping trip so that he could have the wood floors refinished before we came home. He worked all weekend so that when we came home we could have dry floors. And it looked great. On the last day he spent all day just finishing all the little things. He walked me through and made sure all the doors were adjusted and that i was happy with everything. And he fixed any little thing I asked him to with no complaint. He even took the time to install an edge on my living room fireplace tile. I've been waiting 12 years for my husband to do that!! It took him 10 min., but it was totally cool that he would do "honey-do" work that my husband should be getting around to :) I would totally recommend Romber Works for any carpentry/cabinet/remodel needs.
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Recent Review: Wonderful experience! He was always professional and very pleasant. He fixed, repaired, installed and improved so many things in my house that had been waiting for years for someone like him. My house is an antique school house with plenty of quirks, but Harold was never a nay-sayer like so many handymen. He respected the homeowner's ideas, and knew how to make things work. He did everything with a smile and never stressed. I will always appreciate the improvements, and will hire Harold whenever I need cosmetic or remodeling work.
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Recent Review: Erica Lupien, the owner, is withholding one of my cabinet doors so that I can't reuse the top cabinets in another room and she owes me contractual insurance money for work undone that she stated at first was $2700. Now she says it's $2200, but I'm still not getting any of it. History: She was referred by Servicemaster, the outfit that my insurers recommended. He thought she was reputable because of his association with her in the BNI. We weren't able to get any other contractors locally. They all were busy. October 1st the contract was signed. She told me that she would have the damaged bottom cabinets matched to my top cabinets, but when they came in the colors were starkly different. She was able to get a refund from wherever she ordered them (I believe she guessed at the color rather than what she claimed were custom stained cabinets). Because of that we were going to have to replace both top and bottom cabinets but because of stock limitations in the stores, some top cabinets would be higher than others, so I finally found a local outlet that was professional and measured out and designed my cabinet configuration for me. I'm trying to order, but need my money back to finish the job. It's been 5 months since I've had lower cabinets. Her work: Extremely sloppy. It took her a long time to finally come to put the sub-floor in and there were big gaps in it. Then the next layer was put down in small squares with many nails in it rather than longer sheets of plywood. Meanwhile, she placed a chair, my table, and a shelf unit on another part of the floor that was the old sub-floor luan with glue on it. I had to have my handyman remove the glue from the new linoleum that was sloppily laid down and didn't fit properly. The cuts in the doorways were jagged which requires wider wooden threshold strips. She herself also moved my refrigerator right after the flooring was laid and the lineoleum buckled from it. A counter frame was in the contract to securely hold up the counter until cabinets came in. That wasn't done. The counter sits on 3 2x4s and 1 horizontal 2x4 and I see nails in the bottom of them that I hope haven't ripped my new floor. When the girl who was working with her mate painted, no tarps were put down so I have paint chips all over the house. It was tracked through my living room. When I saw the man starting to pull my heavy microwave cart from the kitchen onto my hardwood floor, I put out my hands and yelled for him to stop. He wouldn't! Now I have a swath of scratched hardwood floors too. When they pulled off the baseboard molding, 2 large holes were left in the sheetrock that they said they would have to patch. They blistered off a 13" long piece of newly painted sheetrock just above the counter that was temporarily replaced. I also had to pay to have my handyman fix the plumbing for the sink that wasn't done properly. Her responsiveness: Terrible! Her telephone voicemail is always full so that you can't leave a message. She doesn't answer e-mails or texts until you threaten to take legal action. When I called from a totally different phone number, she answered promptly and was very polite. I was willing to allow her to complete the job, but when you're ignored, you can't. My advice: Don't hire this woman, especially if you're elderly and alone. She lacks professionalism and common decency and also is quite vindictive. I now have to try to recover my losses through small claims court or the NYS AG Dept. of Consumer Affairs.

Reviews in Dover Plains to Install Microwave

AAbsolute Carpentry
I was very pleased when three hours after emailing this company I received a call and an appointment was scheduled within the week. They arrived promptly and proceeded to place tarps on the stairs and carpeting so as not to track dirt. The sheetrock work was started by one worker while the other began installing the microwave. After a little scare from the microwave malfunctioning, and me having to return it, they came back when the new one was available and reinstalled it at no extra cost! It looks wonderful and the work on the cabinets flows seamlessly as if the microwave was always there.The sheetrock work was completed in two days and looks wonderful. They stayed on budget, were very punctual and cleaned up after they worked. I plan on using them again in the future.
- Barbara C....
ACreative Kitchens
Mr. Flynn and his partner Mike were wonderful to deal with. The job was done on time and the finished kitchen is beautiful. It could be in a magazine to show what can be done with an old kitchen from 1965. We have no complaints and have recommended Creative Kitchens to many friends.
- Syrell R....
AHome Improvements & Repairs by John Gasparro
We hired John to remodel our 1986 kitchen after he did a fabulous job with our shower make over (the previous review). And our kitchen is absolutely beautiful. Our project entailed 4 phases: 1). I wanted an open floor design into the living room but wanted to keep a portion of the wall. John opened the doorway to 7 ft., having to move the thermostat and light switches to the opposite wall. The carpentry is pristine. 2). New flooring. Removed wood floor and stone tile. We talked at length about what type of floor, with no real decision. Then John arrived with several selections of tiles. The choice was easy....we immediately decided on an 18 x 18 porcelain gray tile. Once again John understood our delemma, listened to what I did not want, and with his design experience and time in getting to know us, he narrowed the choices. When he began to lay the tile, he realized there were 5 patterns. He felt he could not just open the box and haphazardly put the tiles down. He labored over how the tiles would compliment one another and have a flow to them. It was a work in progress. The floor is stunning! 3). The plan was to remove the soffit and have the cabinets go to the ceiling. John cut out small holes in different areas of the soffit to investigate if there was anything in there....and to his horror the plumbing for the upstairs bathroom was hidden in it! So there goes my 36" cabinets. But John assured me that while I had to go with 30" cabinets, I did not have to keep that ugly 10" soffit. He was able to redesign the soffit to 4". He added crown molding to further reduce the look which also added character. But the ceiling, which was less than 8', was not level. Amazingly he managed to hide this flaw. Also he warned me the recessed light over the sink may be 1/2" off center because of the plumbing. Well that did not happen! He got that light in dead center with a lot of maneuvering. 4). Removal of those ugly cabinets, island and Formica counter. Install new cabinets, appliances, subway tile backsplash and lighting. With John's new design the kitchen is more spacious, functionable, and I now have a pantry, which I never thought I would have the space for. At our initial meeting, John brought several different cabinet door styles and stains to alleviate the overwhelming selections in Creative Kitchens. I thought for sure I would have shaker style white cabinets and granite countertops. After all I have been planning for this day for 10 years! Well to my surprise, we chose one of the styles of cabinet doors that John brought to us. Then we arranged a visit to Creative Kitchens with John to finalize selections. My white kitchen and granite countertop vanished as I absolutely loved a cherry cabinet kitchen display and a beautiful quartz that looks like marble. John took the time to be at the display center as I think he truly is vested in his projects. In the design, he moved the island just a few inches to ensure we can move the refrigerator out if we have to. With his experience, he knows that appliances can get "locked" in spaces due to poor planning of where the island is. Plus we gained another foot on the island! We had a gas stove top in the island which no longer was in the design. John removed that and disconnected the gas line. The over the range microwave needed to be vented outside. The light on the deck was exactly where the vent needed to be installed. John was not leaving until he resolved that issue. We had extra siding and he moved the light and replaced the siding. Then he spray painted the vent the same color as the siding to blend in. Who would have thought to do that? It is his attention to detail that is just another one of his many attributes. Backsplash: I chose classic plain white subway tile. When it was time to install them, John also brought a few green glass tiles to install "here and there". He thinks of his projects and offers suggestions. Love it! Our kitchen is absolutely beautiful. I thank John for his "makes sense" design, his expertise, his true craftsmanship. He takes great pride in his work, is meticulous, a very hard worker, and is a master at detail. He is respectful and a true professional. He does it all.....electric, plumbing, gas lines, carpentry. We had a separate contract for each phase and despite issues that arose, our cost did not change.
- Patricia W....
ACreative Kitchens
We talked to Mr. Flynn after getting four other quotes and plans. We knew what we wanted and selected styles and colors with him. He designed the layout and made suggestions, then we agreed on how to proceed. He came to the house, measured, and we settled on the cost and a starting time. We were impressed that Mr. Flynn was at the house the day the work started and a few times later. It was important to us that we had one company handling ALL phases of the work. The whole job was completed in two weeks. They were pleasant to deal with, they cleaned up after themselves, and the finished kitchen is beautiful. Every line, corner, and miter is perfect. The tile is stone and done in a diamond pattern, which came out better than we expected because we chose a color a little darker than we thought it was in the tile store. After worrying about it, the finished job looks rich and unique. As the lady of the house, I love it and have recommended Creative Kitchens to my friends. We will use them again to remodel the bathroom.
- Syrell R....
ACreative Kitchens
Couldn't be better.  Love Mr. Flynn and Michael his master carpenter and good guy.  The kitchen is beautiful. They surpassed my expectations.  The bathroom is small but it looks and seems twice as big with the remodel.  They suffered taking off the old wallpaper but the tiled walls are something out of House Beautiful.  I've sent others to him for the best job in town.  I asked for ideas but Mr. Flynn listened to my wants and preferences so the result is exactly what I wanted.
- Syrell R....
ACreative Kitchens
The estimates were acurate and the work was prompt.  They were excellent craftsmen, clean, and really nice guys.  The kitchen came out beautiful, better than we ever expected.  The craftmanship is perfect, level, and will last forever.The bathroom is small but with the new work seems larger and could be in a magazine to show how a small room can be decorated.  All the debris was taken away and they cleaned up before they left.  I will use them again for any job and have recommended them to others.
- Syrell R....
AKitchen Magic Inc
The salesman came to the house on April 18th.  His presentation was good with many samples of the products for us to see.   He indicated that all our cabinets could be reconfigured to extend to the ceiling and accommodate an over the stove microwave.  They would then be refaced.  He was encouraging us to commit that day.  We were not ready to do so and there was minimal pressure from the salesman though he said to get the lowest price we needed to sign that day,  We still asked for a day to decide and he agreed.  We called the next day and indicated we would sign if we could get the price quoted for the 18th.  He agreed and the contract was signed on April 24th.  The draftsman came on May 10th to complete the detailed plan for the renovation.   He immediately said the project could not be done as the salesman indicated,  The cabinets could not be reconfigured to accommodate the microwave and would need to be replaced with new cabinets.  He indicated it was significantly more expensive to do so.  He called the main office and discussed the situation with them..   After the discussion,  he let us know out contract would be honored and  the work would be completed for the price initially agreed.   He then spent several hours completing the drawings and finalized all the details.  The work was scheduled to start on June 18th between 8 and 10 am.  The cabinets and parts were delivered at 7am.  The carpenter arrived at 9:30 am and immediately installed protective drop cloths and dust  barriers.  He went over the plan of work and set up his work area.  He worked steadily and though there were problems with the demolition of the old tile counter top completed the work June 21st on schedule.  Two doors were incorrectly sized and had to be reordered.   The counter top was templated on the 20th and installed on the 26th.  The counter top installer installed the doors that had to be reordered and did some final adjustments.  All of the craftsmen we dealt with were professional and courteous.    They completed their portions of the project in a competent manner.
- Sheryl D....
ARomber Works LLC
We wanted to enlarge our kitchen in a 1920's stone house. Ross arrived the same day I called him and looked over my designs. He took some measurements and e-mailed me an estimate with 3-D kitchen designs within 2 days. They were great! He included everything that I wanted and even had some extras I had not thought of. His prices were much less than what I had gotten from any "big box" home improvements stores. And he was including more cabinets that I had originally thought possible due to our budget. He scheduled the work in a timely manner and showed up promptly. He and his helper were neat, clean and very professional. His truck and trailer are well maintained and look great at a job site. He did a wonderful job and was able to accomodate my requests for some extra work while the job progressed. I changed my mind about having an island counter in soapstone because we ran over budget, but Ross made me a island counter out of granite tiles that I provided and then edged it in wood. It looks fabulous and only cost me $700 including all materials. The soapstone was going to be $3,000. Anywhere he saw an issue he fixed it better than I expected. Just like it was in his own house. The work went quickly and was right on time. He didn't run out every few hours for a coffee break - he put in long hours and the swiftness of the job reflected that. My finished cabinets are beautiful and just what I wanted. He even re-did a door and changed a design on the fly after I asked for an undercounter microwave area. When it came time for the floors he worked around our scheduled camping trip so that he could have the wood floors refinished before we came home. He worked all weekend so that when we came home we could have dry floors. And it looked great. On the last day he spent all day just finishing all the little things. He walked me through and made sure all the doors were adjusted and that i was happy with everything. And he fixed any little thing I asked him to with no complaint. He even took the time to install an edge on my living room fireplace tile. I've been waiting 12 years for my husband to do that!! It took him 10 min., but it was totally cool that he would do "honey-do" work that my husband should be getting around to :) I would totally recommend Romber Works for any carpentry/cabinet/remodel needs.
- Amy B....
AHarold's Enterprises
Wonderful experience! He was always professional and very pleasant. He fixed, repaired, installed and improved so many things in my house that had been waiting for years for someone like him. My house is an antique school house with plenty of quirks, but Harold was never a nay-sayer like so many handymen. He respected the homeowner's ideas, and knew how to make things work. He did everything with a smile and never stressed. I will always appreciate the improvements, and will hire Harold whenever I need cosmetic or remodeling work.
- Sheila H....
FUnique Contracting
Erica Lupien, the owner, is withholding one of my cabinet doors so that I can't reuse the top cabinets in another room and she owes me contractual insurance money for work undone that she stated at first was $2700. Now she says it's $2200, but I'm still not getting any of it. History: She was referred by Servicemaster, the outfit that my insurers recommended. He thought she was reputable because of his association with her in the BNI. We weren't able to get any other contractors locally. They all were busy. October 1st the contract was signed. She told me that she would have the damaged bottom cabinets matched to my top cabinets, but when they came in the colors were starkly different. She was able to get a refund from wherever she ordered them (I believe she guessed at the color rather than what she claimed were custom stained cabinets). Because of that we were going to have to replace both top and bottom cabinets but because of stock limitations in the stores, some top cabinets would be higher than others, so I finally found a local outlet that was professional and measured out and designed my cabinet configuration for me. I'm trying to order, but need my money back to finish the job. It's been 5 months since I've had lower cabinets. Her work: Extremely sloppy. It took her a long time to finally come to put the sub-floor in and there were big gaps in it. Then the next layer was put down in small squares with many nails in it rather than longer sheets of plywood. Meanwhile, she placed a chair, my table, and a shelf unit on another part of the floor that was the old sub-floor luan with glue on it. I had to have my handyman remove the glue from the new linoleum that was sloppily laid down and didn't fit properly. The cuts in the doorways were jagged which requires wider wooden threshold strips. She herself also moved my refrigerator right after the flooring was laid and the lineoleum buckled from it. A counter frame was in the contract to securely hold up the counter until cabinets came in. That wasn't done. The counter sits on 3 2x4s and 1 horizontal 2x4 and I see nails in the bottom of them that I hope haven't ripped my new floor. When the girl who was working with her mate painted, no tarps were put down so I have paint chips all over the house. It was tracked through my living room. When I saw the man starting to pull my heavy microwave cart from the kitchen onto my hardwood floor, I put out my hands and yelled for him to stop. He wouldn't! Now I have a swath of scratched hardwood floors too. When they pulled off the baseboard molding, 2 large holes were left in the sheetrock that they said they would have to patch. They blistered off a 13" long piece of newly painted sheetrock just above the counter that was temporarily replaced. I also had to pay to have my handyman fix the plumbing for the sink that wasn't done properly. Her responsiveness: Terrible! Her telephone voicemail is always full so that you can't leave a message. She doesn't answer e-mails or texts until you threaten to take legal action. When I called from a totally different phone number, she answered promptly and was very polite. I was willing to allow her to complete the job, but when you're ignored, you can't. My advice: Don't hire this woman, especially if you're elderly and alone. She lacks professionalism and common decency and also is quite vindictive. I now have to try to recover my losses through small claims court or the NYS AG Dept. of Consumer Affairs.
- Patricia B....