Recent Review: Mr. Julien could not have done a more perfect job with the installation of our French doors. The finished product was exactly what we wanted, right down to custom details like the finish on the door hardware and type of lock used. The work was completed quickly and professionally. Importantly, Mr. Julien left the room cleaner than it was when he left, and he went above and beyond to make sure the results were wonderful. He even repainted the entire wall just to cover the holes left where we took down the curtain rod. Mr. Julien clearly takes great pride in the quality of his work, and he should, because he is a very talented craftsman. We have already hired Mr. Julien to complete three other, smaller projects at our home, and we recommend him to all of our friends and family!
Business Description: Home Sweet Home Renovation, Repair & Construction, LLC (HSHRRC) is a licensed general contractor (DPOR #2705129333), and carries general liability and worker’s compensation coverage.
HSHRRC provides residential and light commercial remodeling and construction services.
Recent Review: Windows Universe I can?t say enough about how happy my wife and I are not only with the window but also with the installers. The windows are Revere Berkshire. They are vinyl with the grids between the two panes of glass. I just finished cleaning them and it was a breeze. They tilt in and are very easy to handle. In addition to twenty-two windows (18 double hung and two picture windows) I also has a set of French Doors and a basement door installed. I have not had windows replaced before and was fascinated with how it was done. There was one installer and a helper. The first day they installed all 22 windows. The second day they installed the French Doors and the basement door. On the third and last day they covered all the wood around the windows and doors on the outside with aluminum custom cut on the premises to fit perfectly. They were on time each day and didn?t bother to take a lunch break. They worked straight through until about 4:00 pm each of the three days. I subscribed to Angie?s list to get an honest appraisal of window installation companies because there are so many in the Washington DC area. While others got relatively high marks none came close to Windows Universe. I?ve heard that the best form of advertising is a satisfied customer. I?m happy to join the ranks of all the others who sing the praises of the company.
Business Description: Window Universe is a major window and door replacement company with right here in Richmond. They are licensed, bonded and insured. Additional Contact Jane Malasko. Services include replacement windows of all types (including bay windows, bow windows, casement windows, sliding windows, double hung windows, etc.), energy efficient doors including French doors, patio doors, entry doors and storm doors. All installers are extensively trained and certified to perform their work. As a result, all windows and doors come with a lifetime warranty.
Recent Review: We were in a pinch and needed our French Doors replaced in under a week since we had other installers coming on a Monday to install our new hardwood floor. After speaking with Dana, we were able to meet at my house and get a quote back in a just a few short hours. Despite our tight time line and inclement weather Dana got the job done on time and above expectations. He was extremely prepared. Dana had a plan, as well as a back up plan just in case something were to go wrong. The most important thing to me is communication. Dana was in constant contact, and made sure I knew everything that was going on. I will be sure to use Dana again in the future.
Recent Review: I was a little concerned with my choice here as I knew Apple Door as a garage door company with a good reputation. They did my original garage door 25 years ago and I did use them for service. I was shocked at the price of replacement French Patio doors but price was high due to the sizes that I had, thus they had to be custom built. I priced out many companies for this, some were more and some much less expensive. I got to go to their showroom and see what they were proposing and quickly realized it was by far the best value of the many competitors, so I went with them. The arrived on time and did a great job with the installation, these guys actually take personal pride in the instalation and spent more time than what anyone expected but made sure it was right the first time. They even cleaned the glass like it was being prepared for a home show or special event. I would not hesitate recommending this company to anyone looking at door. My only wish is that they did windows, because that would have made a decision easy on replacing windows.
Business Description: With over 40 years of serving the homeowners throughout Richmond and Central Virginia, we’re proud to call Lonestar Siding & Windows our family business. Since 1978, we’ve developed the reputation as one of the most trusted siding and window replacement contractors in Richmond. Our commitment to our customers goes far above and beyond what’s required, and that’s why we get so many referrals and repeat business opportunities. We tirelessly focus on the quality of our exterior installation and repair projects, from our unrelenting attention to detail to the pride we take in providing our clients with their dream home renovation. Choose Lonestar Siding and Windows, and know that you’ll never pay a penny until our work is complete and you’re 100% satisfied. At no point will we ever ask you for any kind of down payment. We’ll only ask for payment after we’ve reviewed our work in depth with you, and you are completely and totally satisfied with the quality of our work. Call us old school….but in our mind that’s just the right way to do business. These key differences alone should speak volumes as to what make us different, and why you should strongly consider us for your next siding, window or other exterior installation or repair project. We take tremendous pride in how we do business. We aren’t the biggest contractor in Richmond, but we dare say we have the best approach to taking care of our customers! While we started off being Richmond’s siding and window replacement experts, we’re constantly expanding our portfolio of exterior related home improvement services to include all of the following home exterior projects: Awnings; Roof Replacement; Sunrooms; Decks; Doors; Screened In Porches; Pergolas; Gutters; Low-E Insulation; Vinyl Railings. At Lonestar Siding and Windows, we love what we do and we guarantee your satisfaction. Choose Lonestar and find out why we truly stand behind our simple yet telling motto… Home Exteriors Done Right!
Recent Review: Professional Home Services had a lower price than 2 other companies and the workers were punctual. Overall the work was good with the exception of overlooking a major detail. They installed replacement windows and a new door, but unfortunately left a gap in the weatherproofing. Due to this error, I experienced 3 months of high electricity bills in the winter. When I did finally call them back out, it was promptly fixed and they partially refunded money for one of my bills and even fixed a problem I had with my gate. I definitely appreciated the customer service provided. Looking at older reviews, however, it appears that situation also occurred with another customer. They were very professional and lived up to their guarantee to stand by their work, but I am concerned there were too many issues the first time around.
Reviews in Mechanicsville for French Door Installation
ANorth Hill Construction
We were in a pinch and needed our French Doors replaced in under a week since we had other installers coming on a Monday to install our new hardwood floor. After speaking with Dana, we were able to meet at my house and get a quote back in a just a few short hours. Despite our tight time line and inclement weather Dana got the job done on time and above expectations. He was extremely prepared. Dana had a plan, as well as a back up plan just in case something were to go wrong. The most important thing to me is communication. Dana was in constant contact, and made sure I knew everything that was going on. I will be sure to use Dana again in the future.
- Joe G....
ARichmond Window Corporation
The job was completed in a timely manner. Communication was easy and everyone was kind and professional.
- Kathy W....
FTaylor Construction Services Heating & Air, Inc.
Last December we had hardwoods installed and finished, plus we had a French door installed. We have had nothing but trouble with the door. It was not installed properly and does not sit square in the frame. The door also leaked some sort of substance onto the glass. Since that happened moisture develops on the glass as if the seal has been broken. Taylor sent someone out who agreed the door was a mess. He said someone would call us. 2 months later and no call. They don't respond to our calls. Sad because we did business with them before. Both jobs totalled 15k, you would think that meant something to them. Never again. Don't call Taylor, they don't stand behind their work.
- Gregory M....
DProfessional Home Services
After sending a message through Angie's List, I received a call back almost immediately asking for the details about the french doors we wanted to have installed. I was supposed to receive a rough quote/estimate within the next couple of days, but waited over a week with no response. I called to follow-up and was told that their assistant was supposed to send the quote, and that I would have a quote before the end of the day. 2 days later, I received a simple quote with hardly any details. The price was fair, so I called to have them come out and measure, discuss options, and get an actual cost...but my message was never returned. They lost a potential customer due to lack of response; we'll take our money elsewhere.
- Michelle D....
ASkyline Windows of Richmond
Several years ago, we used Skyline to replace all of our windows. They did such a great job then that we decided to have them replace 2 external doors for us. As usual, Randy was quick to respond. Within a few days, he was at our home getting measurements and the following day we had a quote. We could view the quote online, see the doors and make any changes that we wanted (color, hardware, style, etc)...all online! Within just a few weeks, the doors were ready and we scheduled the install for 3 days later. Roger and crew showed up on time and did a great job. The entire crew was friendly and very efficient. We couldn't be more pleased with the entire process. We've recommended Skyline many times over the years and will continue to do so. Well done!
- Christopher M....
AChampion Windows and Home Exteriors of Richmond
I was very happy with them. They gave a good presenation of their product. They showed up on time for the appointment. They were professional. It was a little pricey but it was a good quality product and we wanted the glass that was UV protected.
- Jolanta G....
BProfessional Home Services
Professional Home Services had a lower price than 2 other companies and the workers were punctual. Overall the work was good with the exception of overlooking a major detail. They installed replacement windows and a new door, but unfortunately left a gap in the weatherproofing. Due to this error, I experienced 3 months of high electricity bills in the winter. When I did finally call them back out, it was promptly fixed and they partially refunded money for one of my bills and even fixed a problem I had with my gate. I definitely appreciated the customer service provided. Looking at older reviews, however, it appears that situation also occurred with another customer. They were very professional and lived up to their guarantee to stand by their work, but I am concerned there were too many issues the first time around.
- Mary P....
We had colder than average weather since and you can really tell the difference. They did an excellent job. When we had any issues, they had a guy who came right out and took care of it. We would definitely use them again.
- Joan K....
ASkyline Windows of Richmond
Expert installation of our new windows and doors in less than 8 hours! Wow! Very talented and courteous installers and the price was right! We love love love our new windows and doors...highly recommended!
- Dave B....
I called Mr. Mills when I noticed that the sill beneath my French doors had cracked so that I could no longer get them open. He came to take a look at the job, and immediately sent me an estimate that I considered quite fair. Two other contractors also gave me bids on the job. In both cases, however, their work was more extensive and priced accordingly. I contacted Mr. Mills again with this information and asked him if he would like to re-bid on the job. When he insisted that the additional work did not have to be done, I knew that I had found the right man. Then the rains set in. Mr. Mills stayed in touch, insisting that he only need two consecutive dry days, but we couldn't seem to get them. When he was finally able to do the work, he was both quick and efficient. The new sill that he built is very nice and I am thrilled to have access to the outside again via my French doors. I am so happy with the work that was done. I enjoyed working with Mr. Mills and found him friendly and forthright. I especially appreciated the photos he took of the work in progress to give me a clear understanding of what had been done. I would recommend his services without reservation!