Commodore Master Bedroom Remodel

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Recent Review: The contractor that did the work on our house was responsible for putting in new wood trim around our new windows as part of his overall estimate.  He obtained the woodworker, Mr. Stiner,  for us.  We had heard nothing but good things about his work and his perfectionism.  While showing him the work that needed done on our windows, we decided to have extra trim put in the rooms, which would be at our expense and not the contractors.  We also had a more expensive trim put around the windows, with us agreeing to pay the difference between the standard trim and the more detailed trim.  But the contractor was to incur the basic installation charge.  We got an estimate for the entire job.  A few times Mr Stiner did not show up when expected, so I placed calls to get a definite scheduled date of arrival.  When he did arrive with a crew of workers, they stayed until the job was done.  The work appeared to be done nicely, but upon inspection of the windows, I noticed gaps between the wood trim and the window frame on several windows.  Two of the windows had gaps as much as a half inch or more.  I telephoned him to ask why the trim was not placed flush against the wall and he stated because of the way the windows were put in.  I said it was not acceptable and wanted that gap filled in.  He stated that it would simply take too long and be too expensive to eliminate the gap and that no one would notice it anyway, being that it was up so high.  I said I would know and wanted something put in there.  I assumed this expense should go to the contractor as he was the one that put the windows in.  He stated he would return to put some spacers in.  I also stated that one board was missed being nailed down, as well as multiple nail holes were not filled in.  They returned to fill in the nail holes and nail down the missed board, as well as check out the spacing and decide how it could be fixed.  After they left, and upon inspecting the nail holes, I noticed satin "swipe" marks on the glossy trim.  I called him back to ask him what those marks were.  He stated when they filled in the nail holes, the crew did not wipe the excess filler off and it could be removed with oil.  I stated we wanted all those wiped off.   It was several weeks to months before he returned to put the fillers behind the window trim, as well as to remove the "swipe" marks off the trim.  I was at work when most of this was done.  Upon returning home, I inspected the windows and the nail holes.  The gaps behind the window trim was not filled in and some of the swipe marks were still left on the trim.  The one was in a big archway and is very noticable when walking by.  I did not call him back and was very disappointed with the service he provided.  The work looks beautiful when you first see it, but when you look closely on several areas, you can see it wasn't done the way it should have been.
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Recent Review: Estimates given were timely, detailed and accurate. They gave us a breakdown for each potential improvement and several options so that we could figure out which parts of our renovation we could afford. The work was good, and the people working for them were friendly and courteous. They were not the lowest estimate given, but they were not the highest either. They were well worth it; I would work with them again without question.

Reviews in Commodore to Remodel Master Bedroom

CStiner Woodworks
The contractor that did the work on our house was responsible for putting in new wood trim around our new windows as part of his overall estimate.  He obtained the woodworker, Mr. Stiner,  for us.  We had heard nothing but good things about his work and his perfectionism.  While showing him the work that needed done on our windows, we decided to have extra trim put in the rooms, which would be at our expense and not the contractors.  We also had a more expensive trim put around the windows, with us agreeing to pay the difference between the standard trim and the more detailed trim.  But the contractor was to incur the basic installation charge.  We got an estimate for the entire job.  A few times Mr Stiner did not show up when expected, so I placed calls to get a definite scheduled date of arrival.  When he did arrive with a crew of workers, they stayed until the job was done.  The work appeared to be done nicely, but upon inspection of the windows, I noticed gaps between the wood trim and the window frame on several windows.  Two of the windows had gaps as much as a half inch or more.  I telephoned him to ask why the trim was not placed flush against the wall and he stated because of the way the windows were put in.  I said it was not acceptable and wanted that gap filled in.  He stated that it would simply take too long and be too expensive to eliminate the gap and that no one would notice it anyway, being that it was up so high.  I said I would know and wanted something put in there.  I assumed this expense should go to the contractor as he was the one that put the windows in.  He stated he would return to put some spacers in.  I also stated that one board was missed being nailed down, as well as multiple nail holes were not filled in.  They returned to fill in the nail holes and nail down the missed board, as well as check out the spacing and decide how it could be fixed.  After they left, and upon inspecting the nail holes, I noticed satin "swipe" marks on the glossy trim.  I called him back to ask him what those marks were.  He stated when they filled in the nail holes, the crew did not wipe the excess filler off and it could be removed with oil.  I stated we wanted all those wiped off.   It was several weeks to months before he returned to put the fillers behind the window trim, as well as to remove the "swipe" marks off the trim.  I was at work when most of this was done.  Upon returning home, I inspected the windows and the nail holes.  The gaps behind the window trim was not filled in and some of the swipe marks were still left on the trim.  The one was in a big archway and is very noticable when walking by.  I did not call him back and was very disappointed with the service he provided.  The work looks beautiful when you first see it, but when you look closely on several areas, you can see it wasn't done the way it should have been.
- Kathy P....
ACCS - Custom Building & Remodeling
Estimates given were timely, detailed and accurate. They gave us a breakdown for each potential improvement and several options so that we could figure out which parts of our renovation we could afford. The work was good, and the people working for them were friendly and courteous. They were not the lowest estimate given, but they were not the highest either. They were well worth it; I would work with them again without question.
- Nikki M....
APremier HomePro (240) 223-7034
Alan presented us with a few design plans and the one we selected for the kitchn plan included knocking out a bearing wall to enlarge the space and create a more open concept. It was a little more expensive because it required a structural engineer, an architect and a kitchen designer, but it was really worth it in the long run. Once the work commenced, they were there every day without fail. The men removed the wall, ran new electrical circuits and plumbing lines, moved the duct work, floor and sub floor. When it was totally stripped out, the carpenters straightened out the old walls, reinforced the ceiling with a new header and put recessed lights and pendent lights in for the new kitchen layout. Our design called for the installation of a large range vent hood and that took 4 men to install due to the weight. We doubled the size of our kitchen and placed an island right where the wall was removed and that also needed new electrical circuits. The project went pretty smoothly with the exception of a few items associated with the age of the house, but the project manager quickly found solutions which made sense and we all agreed to after reviewing all the options. Once all the internal pieces were installed and the walls and ceilings were leveled out, they went to town putting in the drywall, cabinets and fixtures. Their designer did a wonderful job with texture and color coordination and now we have an awesome kitchen that is the focal point of our home and the center of everything we do in the house. The porch was a very large project that I had tried to tackle myself but most of it was overhead and reaching overhead for hours at a time was killing my back. I gained a new appreciation for the type of work that carpenters do and turned the remainder of the porch over to the guys at PHP. Within a week, all the old paint was scraped, the bad wood was replaced, the new steps were sent in concrete and they painted it with three coats of exterior paint. We had to upgrade the rail to meet the latest codes but it integrates seamlessly into the existing look and design. We are extremely pleased with the level of professionalism and speed that Brian and Alan showed us during this project from beginning to end. We highly recommend Premier HomePro to anyone who needs home remodeling and are currently talking to them about remodeling out old bathrooms and master bedroom. Nice job all around
- Jennings M....
FMattes' Handyman And Remodeling Services
I apologize if this disgusted you. On another occasion, the air compressor was left on and started going off at 5:00 a.m. on the weekend on a day when we ALL could sleep in. When confronted about this, Justin joked about it and said something like your husband paid me to use the air compressor as an alarm clock. I didn?t think it was very funny. It is called being IRRESPON SIBLE AT THE AGE OF THIRTY SOMETHING. Now most importantly for the quality of work?where do I start? Amanda (Justin?s girlfriend) helped Justin do the tile in my son?s bathroom. It was NOT done correctly and needs REDONE per two other contractors that came in to give us an estimate to finish/ fix what Justin started/ did not do correctly. Justin made an awful lot of excuses during the FIVE MONTHS that we dealt with him. I don?t know how many times Justin did not come to work on our house or he was late coming to our house because his car got egged, he had to go to the pizza shop, his veins burst open, he overslept, he went home and fell asleep, and pop exploded in his car to name just a few. My husband confronted Justin about the grout in our son?s bathroom because some of the grout looks to be the color fawn (the color we selected) and most of the grout looks white. Justin told my husband that that is the way it is supposed to look. Granted, I don?t have much construction experience but I do have a question for you. Why do you select a grout color if the grout is to appear your color in some places and white in most places? My husband spoke to a person in the flooring section at The Home Depot and he said that Justin probably did not let the grout dry completely before putting the sealer on. Justin had to use a tool to widen the door opening of the closet in our guestroom. Justin CUT our new flooring and NEVER told us about it. He then tried to COVER IT UP with caulking thinking we would not notice?well we noticed. When confronted about it, Justin denied it. I sent him a picture via text message and he stated ?I didn?t try to Cover Up anything. If something did happened I tried to repaired it. Like anyone would have done.? I apologize for the incorrect grammar and punctuation usage. I just wanted to show you his explanation. From his explanation, I?m ASSUMING he tried to repair it without telling us. Justin installed the vanity in our son?s bathroom. He screwed the vanity to the wall to the extreme extent that the vanity legs don?t even touch the floor. The vanity NEEDS REINSTALLED. Justin did not stain the top of our son?s bedroom door, our guestroom door, and our son?s bathroom door. Apparently, WHAT YOU CAN?T SEE DOESN?T NEED FINISHED PROPERLY. I just hope that other work that we can?t see isn?t done as POORLY. Justin was so careless that he reversed the piece of shoe around my son?s bedroom door.  Justin was told about it a couple times and still did NOT FIX IT. Justin did not stain or clear coat all pieces of wood before hanging. He was careless and GOT STAIN on freshly painted walls and new flooring in our son?s bedroom. Now we need to repaint some walls and figure out how to get the stain off the flooring. Justin said his specialty was carpentry. I would BEG TO DIFFER. Some of Justin?s miter cuts left HUGE GAPS between trim, baseboards, and molding. I sent Justin a text message with a picture of ?OUR FAVORITE BAD MITER CUT? and Justin stated ?That is from the crooked corner how can you talk about someone?s work when you have no idea what you are talking about. It is old house?I feel bad for the contractor that is coming there he has no chance?? Once again, I apologize for the incorrect grammar and punctuation usage. Once again, I know I am by no means a construction expert but I do know that you should not have large gaps even with old houses. We had a few contractors come in, when we no longer wanted Justin to do the work in our house, and they even said that was BAD. One of ?OUR FAVORITE JUSTIN MOMENTS? is when my husband was informing Justin over the phone about some of the work that needed fixed or redone. Justin ended up hanging up on my husband. That just shows Justin is in THE WRONG! To show how much Justin lies, I will give you another example. When confronted about not finishing by September 19th, Justin stated ?I thought you guys were OK with the house not being done until next year.? I have a couple questions for you. 1.) Why would anyone want to live in chaos that long? and 2.) Why did we have a contract for June, July, and August 2012 if we didn?t want the work done until 2013? Justin?s work was good in the beginning but as time went on his work was rushed and he was careless. We have TWO PLUS TYPED PAGES of work that STILL NEEDS COMPLETED OR FIXED. The following is a list of things that need completed or fixed after five months of Justin?s work or lack thereof. Drywall in the living room, entry way in the living room, and closet in the living room needs fixed and finished Trim, molding, shoe, and baseboards need stained and clear coated for the living room Stain, clear coat, and hang bi-fold closet door in the living room Add knobs or handles to the bi-fold closet door Mantel needs made, stained, clear coated, and hung Molding and shoe needs hung around the ceilings in the living room, entry way in the living room, and closet in the living room Molding needs hung around the windows and doors in the living room, entry way in the living room, and closet in the living room Baseboards and shoe need hung in the living room, entry way in the living room, and closet in the living room Caulking needs applied to baseboards, molding, and shoe wherever needed in the living room Tile floor needs installed around the fireplace in the living room, in the entry way in the living room, and in the closet in the living room Thresholds in the living room need stained, clear coated, and installed Stairs and landings need sanded, stained, and finished Molding, trim, shoe, baseboards, and doors need clear coated in hallway, on stairs, in our son?s bathroom, in our guestroom, and in our son?s bedroom Baseboards, molding, and shoe need hung in the hallway, on the landing, and on the stairs Drywall needs fixed in a couple places in the hallway and on the steps Storage door on landing needs fixed so it closes properly Storage door imitation wood fix made by Justin needs fixed because it is no longer fully attached Countertop in our son?s bathroom needs centered on the vanity Vanity in our son?s bathroom needs installed properly Threshold needs stained, clear coated, and put down in our son?s bathroom The top of the door and the side of door needs stained and clear coated in our son?s bathroom The door in our son?s bathroom needs stained in a few places Shoe needs hung in the closet in our son?s bathroom Molding needs hung in the closet in our son?s bathroom One handle needs to be added to the closet door in our son?s bathroom Shoe needs hung on the left side in the closet and on the right side out of the closet in our son?s bathroom Tile floor needs fixed in our son?s bathroom Shoe needs hung on right side of door in my son?s bathroom Top of the door in the guestroom needs stained and clear coated Drywall needs fixed on the wall and ceiling in the guestroom in a couple places Doors in the guestroom need touched up with stain in a few places Stain on the closet door in the guestroom needs lightened up some in spots Cubby door in the guestroom needs made again Fix the floor where Justin cut it in the guestroom Caulk molding, shoe, and baseboards in guestroom where needed Add shoe to right of our son?s bedroom door Fix the knicks in our son?s bedroom walls Turn shoe around above our son?s bedroom door Stain trim above our son?s bedroom door Cubby door in our son?s bedroom needs made again Remove stain from walls and floor from Justin being careless and not staining before hanging trim Stain some spots of trim that were missed in our son?s bedroom Caulk molding, shoe, and baseboards in our son?s bedroom where needed Fix spots in our son?s closet from bad measuring Put knobs or handles on our son?s bedroom closet Stain, clear coat, and put the threshold in our son?s bedroom The door to the master bedroom needs stained in a few places and clear coated  As of October 10th, OUR MASTER BEDROOM WAS THE ONLY ROOM/ AREA THAT WAS COMPLETELY FINISHED. Although there are a few spots where the drywall could be better but Justin told us that it is drywall and drywall will never be perfect. Once again, I am no expert in construction but have seen much better work done by other contractors. We were nothing but nice to Justin and Amanda (Justin?s girlfriend). We gave them countless bottles of water for free, we made them multiple dinners free of charge, and we told Justin that he could do his laundry free of charge while he worked on our house when he had a falling out with his girlfriend. Justin called my husband and needed help twice because he locked himself out of his apartment. My husband took a ladder to his apartment immediately both times. One time was at 2:30 a.m. when Justin called our home phone. My husband also helped him search for a lost money bag from the pizza shop for two hours at 2:30 a.m. after he helped him get into his apartment. Sounds like we treated Justin the same that we treat our friends. I know my husband and I don?t treat our friends the way JUSTIN TREATED US. SHAME ON US for giving Justin multiple chances to come through and finish our house with his ?word? that he kept giving us. SHAME ON JUSTIN for being irresponsible, making excuses, lying, doing poor quality work, and not finishing the job by the agreed upon date. Signed, Two Very Concerned Working Professionals  Updated on January 6th- We had to REDO the tile in the bathroom as it cracked and this IDIOT failed to put the sensor/ thermostat for the heated floor in under the tile.
- Randall P....