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measured our windows twice, went over all of the options and details and made sure we knew what was going on. Very helpful guiding us as" this was our first big house project. The subcontractors seemed proficient, trustworthy and fast! They even put back window shades after they were done and left the house very clean. The price was a bit more than other quotes but well worth it and the quality is excellent.

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the owner and contractor was able to get my wood floors down and lighting up for me before thanksgiving so i was able to show off my house" to my family. He was efficient, clean , competitively priced, and made me feel at ease that the job would be done and done right. He tells you pricing up front and no
fees. i have used him since then for all my house repairs and soon for a major overhaul. I would highly recommend him to everyone.

-DAVID P.

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!
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There are two sides to this and everyone will have an opinion.  I can tell you that from a contractor's point of view a customer that is up front with me is much easier to work with and the entire experience is much more pleasurable to all parties involved.  If you treat your contractor like there's always something to hide from him expect the same in return.  A good contractor is going to take your budget into consideration and make recommendations based on that budget.  When possible, he's going to estimate the work 10-20% under your target to leave room for the unexpected.  With any remodeling work, there's always the possibility and likelihood that there will be surprises that will have to be added such as mold damage, improper existing framing, etc.  The cushion allows room for the project cost to grow without going over your budget.  If no problems are found and you decide to spend that money some of the final finishes can be upgraded or other projects added.

Another good arguement for disclosing your budget to your contractor is to save you both some time and aggrevation.  You may have a $10,000 budget and want $30,000 worth of work.  Wouldn't you like to know your desires aren't possible before you get your hopes up or spend money on design fees for plans you can't afford?  Likewise, the contractor doesn't want to put in the hours of calculating the estimate only to find out it was all for nothing or that he has to refigure for a much lower cost after pricing what you specified.

Be fair and honest with your contractor if you expect the same respect in return.  You'll get a lot more out of it with the right contractor.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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Herlonginc's answer stated that it is not the contractor's job to pay for materials and labor to do the job. I say baloney - a reputable, established contractor has the funds (or a business operations line of credit) to "carry" the job between interim or partial payments, each of which should be keyed to completion of distinct easily measured mileposts in the job, and for a homeowner I would say should be in not more than 20% increments for jobs exceeding a week or so. For shorter jobs, then an initial payment, 50% completion, and completion would be normal. His cost of carry funds is part of his cost of doing business, and is figured as part of his overhead.Bear in mind when he is buying materials and paying labor, his materials he typically pays for on a 10-30 day invoice, and his labor typically a week or two after they work, so he is not really "fronting" that much money if you are giving him weekly or biweekly interim payments, on a typical residential job.

If he does not have the funds to buy materials (excepting possibly deposit on special-order or luxury items, which still typically are 10-30 day invoiceable to him) and hire personnel then he is a fly-by-night operation, and he should not be bidding that size job. You should never (other than MAYBE an earnest deposit of not more than the LESSER of 10% or $5000) let the payments get ahead of the approved/inspected work progress - typically payment should be 10-20% BEHIND the progress, with at least 10% retained at the effective end of work until final inspections and completion of the final "punchlist".

That promotes rapid continuation of the work, discourages the all-too common nightmare of contractors taking on more work than they can handle so they leave your job for weeks or months to go work on someone else's job (frequently to start that someone else's new job so he can get the job), and does not leave you out a tremendous amount of cash if he does not finish and you have to hire another contractor to finish the job. Remember, if you have to hire a new contractor to finish the job, he will charge you a lot more than the original bid to finish someone else's unfinished mess.

This may seem cynical, but having started in the construction business about 50 years ago and seeing the shenanigans that a lot of contractors pull you cannot be too safe. You have to remember contractors are like any other people - I would say maybe 10% are outright crooks, another 25% or so will pull a fast one or overcharge if the opportunity presents itself, maybe 30% will do the work but not any better than they are forced to, about 25% are good conscientious reputable workmen, and the last 10% or so are really spectacular - conscientious, fair, and efficient craftsmen. This top 35% are the only ones you should have bidding in the first place. Therefore, only get bids from long-term reputable firms (so you shake out the marginal short-timers with less experience and also generally less ability to finish the job on budget and schedule), only those that have good RECENT references, and preferably with excellent word-of-mouth recommendation from people you know and trust. That way, you are starting right off with the cream of the crop, so hopefully whichever one bids low should be a good choice.

NEVER start with bids, then check the references of the low bidder - why even consider a vendor or contractor who you do not have faith in from the start ? Get references and short-list you possibles BEFORE you ask for bids.

Low bids - that is another matter - commonly the low bidder is NOT who you want, especially if he is significantly lower than several others, which might mean he is desperate for work, made a math error, or did not correctly figure the entire scope of work. You want a reasonable bid with someone you connect with and trust - that is worth a lot more in the success of the job than the absolute lowest bid.

 

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You should always get a set of print and pull a permit when remodeling you home. It is a good thing that you want to be involved in your project. I do have some reservation about the electrical work. There is a lot at risk with doing the work yourself. If the house burns down you will never get the insurance money, unless your a certified electrician. Now of days 90% of home fires are blamed on electrical problems because the insurance company is to lazy and cheap to investigate the true problem. Also find out if the city you live in will allow you to perform the work. Make sure you coordinate your subs to have the proper time and space to perform their job. You don't want people working on top of each other. If you order all you materials make sure everything is there before you start your project. Have your subs check for proper and full items to be installed. Make sure every sub has a working set of prints. Make sure you have all the demo done before your subs show up to work. Schedule your plumber first, do any final framing or electrical work while you wait for inspection. Electrical inspection next followed by framing, insulation, and wallboard. All subs must get a final inspection on the job before you (the GC) can call in your final inspection.

Home Remodeling reviews in Richmond

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First they started by fixing all the mistakes our builder created which included fixing dry wall lines and nail
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They also helped us resolve a small mold issue discovered in the wall.
They put wood molding around the window and new more elaborate molding around double doors.
They put up crown molding in a tray ceiling and painted a beautiful old world look in the very top ceiling.
They also installed new electrical outlets and fixtures.
They found a great carpet guy who put in new carpet to match up with existing carpet, can't even tell where one begins and the other ends.
They painted my 12' walls beautifully, paying great attention to detail. So much so that I had them go ahead and paint my reading room and a short hallway.
They were on time, pleasant, and even let my dogs out for me. I left them in my home to work on numerous occasions and felt very comfortable doing so.
They were good to daily clean up their mess, as best you can in a remodel and where great about replacing all the furniture at the end of the project.

I liked their work so much that I am having them come back for more projects!
- Martha C.
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and crew did a great job. The work was completed as per the proposal, on time and on budget.
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did a
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job explaining the details of the work and met expectations. Prior to leaving each day everything was cleaned. The quality of work was superb. I have used
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Construction previously and have already scheduled another job.
- Joe L.
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I had paid for this service in December, and wrote a review that was positive on the ideas of the provider, but negative on the drawing that was sent to me, since it included none of the changes we discussed, and seemed useless for any future workers. I heard from ChiRenovations right away, and within a couple days, Davyd came out and redid the drawings, which are wonderful. Thanks!
- Julie D.
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I need a spa maintained on a real estate listing with an out of town owner and she refused to to the work because she is afraid of getting paid. When I mentioned I would pay here she hung up the phone. It is amazing that there is $25,000 worth of work being done and most of the contractors have billed the client and the roofer asked for a 50% deposit. As a realtor I have preferred service companies that I recommend to clients who use them.

- John A.
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the manager oversaw the many little projects at my home and we were extemely pleased. Their crew are perfectionists, could not rate them any higher. Hire these guys for any job you are considering in your home. Trustworthy and Honest, These are the only Contractors i will have in my home. They can do it all.
- Carolyn D.
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Before any work began we met with
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to discuss our ideas for the project. He developed a plan and cost estimate for the work that had to be done. Since we were unsure about what we wanted the finished product to look like we were open to suggestions.
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discussed the pros and cons of various options and zeroed in on what he thought were the best alternatives based in our budget and goals. As work began we made some modifications, added a tile shower in the bath and additional electric heat in the sitting area and bath. Even with the change we came in right on budget, and one week earlier than our contract called for. I would recommend
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- Robert K D.
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Amazing. Their communication was fantastic. They were honest, decent, reliable and offered advice on making it make sense. In the end we didn't use them because we didn't use anybody and decided to save more money and do more. We will go back to them when we are ready. They are great.
- BENJAMIN N.
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All went excellent as
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showed up with his crew and efficiently removed all snow and ice in the gutters. We were concerned about roof problems and did not want anything to happen so we thought we would be proactive. Also,
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was very polite and responded to our initial call within 30 minutes. We would definitely use him again.
- Scott A.

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4332 US Highway 27 S
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1308 W Troy Ave
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124 NW G St
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PO Box 3251
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1900 N J ST
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701 S Nay Rd
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Bill's Home Remodeling

917 W. 11th St.
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519 North Elm Street
Muncie

BISKER PAUL CONTRACTING

805 NW 2ND ST
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2502 FLATLEY RD
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C. L. Construction

1822 Meridian Street
Madison

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cardinal Construction LLC

5700 W County Road 800 N
Gaston

Champion Window of Dayton

2012 Springboro W

Champion Window of Richmond IN

4745 E National Rd
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201 RICHMOND AVE
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PO Box 55042
Indianapolis

D J Crews Group

11225 E 200 N
Sheridan

DAVIS HOME IMPROVEMENTS

813 N H St
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DC Contracting

604 East Mill St
Summitville

DGA Roofing Inc

14350 Mundy Dr
Noblesville

DHL Construction

2203 E. 18th St.
Muncie

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis

DISCOUNT WINDOWS & SIDING

3313 Cart Rd
Richmond

Duramax Roofing and Construction Inc

8415 Southern Springs Dr
Indianapolis

E and J Strange Contracting, LLC

14360 West Corner Road
Daleville

Edens Painting and Remodeling LLC

8747 Fielding Ln
Indianapolis

ELH CONSTRUCTION LLC

5 WYNDHAM DR
Brownsburg

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Faerber's Bee Window Inc

115 Shadowlawn Dr
Fishers

Father and Son Construction, LLC

1179 S Lockenour Ln
Salem

First National Restoration, Inc

343 W. McCarty St.
Indianapolis

Godsey Home Improvement

3711 Weiss Road
Richmond

GPS Indiana LLC

378 Capitol Hill Rd
Cambridge City

Ground Zero Storm Shelters

4600 Independence Rd

GUARANTEED CO

1900 N J ST
Richmond

Hampton's Home Improvement

512 NW 1st St
Richmond

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

Handyman Services

POBox 852
Rushville

HARVEY GRIMME HOME IMPROVEMENT

3984 AUTUMN WOOD PL
Richmond

Hays & Sons

757 E Murray St
Indianapolis

HD Construction

584 S Washington St
Dale

Homemade Design

41 Monument Ave

HOPKINS CONTRACTING

4254 E SPRINGERSVILLE RD
Connersville

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2219 US HIGHWAY 27 S
Richmond

INNOVATIVE DESIGNS

4035 SMYRNA RD
Richmond

JnC Enterprises

8679 S US Hwy 231
Rensselaer

Jud Construction, LLC

5105 W Bradburn Dr
Muncie

KEYSTONE DESIGNS

3606 E US Highway 30
Warsaw

L J Stone Co Inc

9100 N Wheeling Ave
Muncie

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Legacy Window & Door LLC

136 East Main St
Westfield

LEHMAN FLOOR COVERING INC

1940 ETNA AVE
Huntington

Leonard R Harmon

4285 Weiss Rd
Richmond

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Maximus General Contracting LLC

8554 Woodstone Ct
Indianapolis

Mr. Bid

2878 orchard lake road

owens home improvement

831 S E St
Richmond

PAUL BISKER CONTRACTING

1075 RADCLIFF CT
Richmond

Pettit contracting

3818 papermill rd
Madison

Porters Network

1050 W 81st Ave
Merrillville

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Reynolds Plumbing Inc

198 S 2nd St
Richmond

RICHMOND COMPLETE HOME IMPRVMT

3920 NATIONAL RD W
Richmond

RICHMOND'S COMPLETE HOME IMPROVEMENT

3920 NATIONAL RD W
Richmond

Riggin's Electric, llc

PO Box 82
Winchester

Schell Construction

PO Box 71
Yorktown

Scott Door Service Inc.

3162 State Road 38 West
Richmond

Sebastian Construction

16514 Highway 10 N

SERVICE MASTER CO

1226 S 9TH ST
Richmond

SERVICEMASTER BY VAUGHN

1226 S 9TH ST
Richmond

SERVPRO

1205 E Main St
Richmond

SERVPRO

1205 E MAIN ST
Richmond

Sherriff-Goslin Co - Richmond

2670 Union Pike Rd
Richmond

Skaggs Construction, LLC

139 S Boehning St
Indianapolis

Stone Reflections LLC

7020 S Meridian St
Marion

Straight Edge Construction

1390 N. 200 west
Winchester

SUNSHINE SPA INC

1305 NW 5TH ST
Richmond

Superior Builders

1335 South 13th St
Richmond

The Fireplace Specialist

103 East Iroquois Street
Kentland

Thomas & Son Contracting

6008 N Oakland Ave
Indianapolis

Upton's Roofing & Repair Service Inc

4130 Madison Ave
Indianapolis

WalCulby Construction Co.

222A Crestwood Ln
Richmond

Waltman Construction Co., LLC

PO Box 1951
Nashville

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Weiser Construction Services, LLC

5383 US HWY 27 N
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