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"From the beginning,
was very collaborative, getting our (sometimes vague) impressions and requests, and giving us options. He was flexible" in allowing us to get our own appliances, and taking delivery even though he had not ordered them. He did the work mostly as explained. There were some delays caused by illness and so forth, but the work was completed in substantially the promised schedule, and, most importantly,
took care to minimize the time dueing whihc teh kitchen would not be usable; for example by carefully timing counter template and the other components, and by installing a temporary sink between the old counter was demolished and the time the new counter was installed. We had a glitch in which
showed that he is responsible and trustworthy: our faucet (a fancy German one with a filter) was either faulty or badly installed;
took it upon himself to talk to the manufacturer and to the dealer, replacing various parts over several weeks (involving several trips from his base that is not so close) and then finally prevailing upon the parties to replace my faucet with a completely different one, that he installed, at no additional cost to me.

-Juan L.

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"We contacted
because a few of our friends had a positive experience with him. During the planning phase, he listened to our needs and made" some great suggestions that we ended up going with. We had some challenges with figuring out how to design the roof lines to fit with our 2nd floor windows. Other contractors we looked at couldn't come up with a way. He was able to come up with a fantastic solution. His quote was very competitive/fair. He took us to some porches he had built in the past. Being open to showing us some past jobs went a long ways. The workmanship and quality were excellent. We particularly liked his work crew who had been with him for years (this is important because in the end, that is who does most of the work). They were polite and did quality work. We liked the fact that the work area was spotless at the end of each day.
stopped by at least daily to check on the progress, quality and our satisfaction. When we pick a contractor we also pick "the person".
is a quality person and we continue to see him around town and enjoy his company. We highly recommend

-Michael A.

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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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No.  Heck no.  Here's a good example.  We very recently needed to find someone to install about 500 square feet of exotic wood flooring (we already have the materials).  We contacted about 12-15 top-rated Angieslist contractors.  Out of the few who did get back to us, we got 5 quotes, 2 of them were literally just over the phone.  They "didn't feel it would be necessary to even see the space". 

 

Here were the bids: 

$4000 (sight unseen), $2800 (sight unseen), $2500, $1500, $1450

 

We didn't "share our budget for this".  Why would we?  We asked them to bid the job.  That's it.  All of them should be well-qualified and they are all highly rated.  We were interested in how THEY value their time/resources - for an apples/apples job. 

 

Do you still think that you should tell them about your budget?  Your choice.  From my standpoint it isn't their business.  I'm asking them to bid on a project.  Invariably I'll get some very high bids, medium bids and a few more reasonable ones - ALL from "highly rated contractors". 

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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 New Roads

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They did a great job. They are responsive and listen to customers concern. I will definitely use their service again.
- Carmencita S.
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All went well, Doggers made a relatively good job in communicating with me promptly, there was a time where I did feel left out of the loop but only due to a
New Roads Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
lack of communication. I did my research when deciding which contactor I wanted to go with, and I
New Roads Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
say these guys did not disappoint me. I already have another contracted project with them for a different property in the works, I will post an update when its finished.
- michael C.
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Basically rebuilt a very large patio wooden structure and repainted same.
Painted main house trim and back house.
Replaced outdoor lights with
New Roads Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
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Repaired stucco wall and repainted same.
All workmen very pleasant and professional.
Small extra repairs or painting done without fuss or extra charge....More /> Work started and completed when promised.
Recommended most highly.

- Lewis G.
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not punctual, one day say he would be here in the morning, did not come until the afternoon, said he was with his son's real estate agent dickering about $50.00 on a foreclosed home. Uncomfortable with his saying it took 1 1/2 hours to go to
New Roads Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
to buy paint supplies, have four cans of paint mixed into one large tub and buy 4 more gallons of paint. Called two different SW stores and each person I spoke with said at most, would maybe take 1/2 hour. called and cancelled any further work.
- Mary L D.
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Based on the very positive reviews found on Angie's list, my wife called
New Roads Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
on March 9th to requests an estimate. We were told they could be out the next day to look at master bath and work up estimate. The next morning my wife called back to advise we would be out for just a bit in the morning but that if there was no answer at the home number we had left the day before, to please call her on her cellphone so that we could come straight back home. We never received a return call (at either the home or cell phone number) and no one ever showed ..
I thought we would give this company the benefit of the doubt but now a week has gone by with no further response from the company. We could perhaps understand if one contact number was inadvertently misplaced, but two ???
- Edgar M.
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I was in need of a few small projects for my new home and contacted
New Roads Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
. After multiple attempts at trying to get someone on the phone I left several messages. Almost two weeks later, someone finally called me back and scheduled a date and time to come to my house to give me a quote. Of course, no one ever showed up. It was raining pretty bad that day so I anticipated that
New Roads Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
might be late or not able to make it, so I called again (no one picked up of course) and I left a message asking if someone would still be making it and if not, if they would at least call me back so I could re-schedule. Its been a few weeks now, and no response still.
If you want someone's business, pick up your phone and return your calls.
- Palak P.
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They were very professional. The guys working here were very nice, which is a bonus when you have people in your home for a few weeks. The end result looks great and they completed the work on time. We are very happy with the results.
- Angie F.
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Timely and complete. Answered all questions and made appropriate arrangements as necessary. Thoroughly cleaned up afterwards and put down furniture and floor protection over all areas as appropriate.
- James H.

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2 Guys Home Repair

23744 Jacocks Rd
Slaughter

4 Show LLC.

5282 Kincaid Ave.

A-1 Home Care

17173 Grove Dr
Prairieville

ABC HOME IMPROVEMENTS

13185 COURSEY BLVD
Baton Rouge

Absolute Construction of Louisiana

11451 Cedar Park Ave
Baton Rouge

Acadian Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling

11031 Stanley Aubin Lane
Baton Rouge

ACADIAN HOUSE KITCHEN & BATH

5971 Exchequer Trail
Baton Rouge

Acme Exteriors, LLC

598 River Rd, 4541 Grand Caillou Rd, 3412 Woodcres
N.O., Houma & Baton Rouge

Action Construction of La LLC

16801 Teneiya Ave
Greenwell Springs

Advanced Renovation Solutions

21350 LA HIGHWAY 16
Denham Springs

AFFORDABLE MAINTENANCE

15085 Mill Settlement Trace
Denham Springs

AK Utilities

310 Morton St

All Angles Carpentry

11874 Brown Rd.
Denham Springs

Alonso Construction Services

6444 Johns Creek Rd.
Baton Rouge

ALUMINUM SPECIALTIES MFG CO

8391 PARIS AVE
Baton Rouge

Anthony Builders LLC

4271 U S Highway 82

Appiah & Emery Developments LLC

3410 Northlake Ave
Baton Rouge

ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS

2421 Hillsdale Dr.
Baton Rouge

Assured Flooring & Countertops

4396 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge

Bell Mechanical Services LLC

11711 Sun Belt Ct
Baton Rouge

Bernhard Normand Construction

PO Box 80632
Baton Rouge

Big Jim Construction

10615 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge

Blake's Home Improvement LLC

431 Westhaven
Baton Rouge

Boudin's Siding & Home Improvements

17227 Penn Blvd
Prairieville

Brooks Drywall

34653 Lotts Spring
Denham Springs

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Capital Improvement

5727 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans

Castillo Construction LLC

609 Metairie Rd
Metairie

CENTRAL PATIO INC

PO Box 1480
Livingston

CLH Builders LLC

11225 Boardwalk Dr
Baton Rouge

Collins Pressure Washing

6377 Dutton Ave
Baton Rouge

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Comfort Control Heating and Air

426 Florida Ave SE
Denham Springs

Creative Construction of La

10422 Carmel Dr
Baton Rouge

Creative Patio, L.L.C.

6334 Oak Cluster Drive
Greenwell Springs

Curtis Jeffery Maintenance

1790 lyman lane
Clinton

D Maintenance LLC

Baton Rouge

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Diversified Maintenance LLC

7330 Memo Pl
Baton Rouge

Dixie Restoration

13420 Triple B Rd

DMaintenance LLC

Port Allen

Doortech Inc

10256 Choctaw Dr
Baton Rouge

DP Home & Office

31135 Susie Circle N
Denham Springs

DR AC & Home Maintenance

5712 McClelland Dr
Baton Rouge

Edward Armand

612 Louisiana St
New Roads

ERS Building Maintenance, Inc.

40497 Cannon Road
Gonzales

EVERLASTING EXTERIORS, LLC

P.O. Box 366
Zachary

EXPAND INC

22344 ACHORD RD
Denham Springs

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Fakouri Construction

15735 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge

FIRST & SELECT DESIGNS

30900 Burgess Rd
Denham Springs

FIRST IN COUNTERS

4610 SUNSET BLVD
Zachary

Ford Roofing Service

PO Box 10
Charenton

Galloway Construction Services

1626 Bellridge Dr
Baton Rouge

Garcia Roofing LLC

18219 Swamp Rd
Prairieville

Garon's Plumbing

9425 Horseshoe Bend
Baton Rouge

GBT Builders, Inc

PO Box 817
Thibodaux

General Construction & Consultant Group

3307 convention st
Baton Rouge

Ground Zero Storm Shelters

4600 Independence Rd

GS Flooring & Remodeling

PO Box 25451
New Orleans

Guarantee Service Team Of Professionals

11811 Dunlay Ave
Baton Rouge

Guarantee Systems

11811 Dunlay Ln
Baton Rouge

Halpin's Flooring America

7740 Greenwell Springs Rd
Baton Rouge

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

Harvey Smith Construction

PO Box 82268
Baton Rouge

Home Pro Construction LLC

11145 Ascension Ct
Denham Springs

Homeworks of Louisiana

12000 S Harrell's Ferry Rd
Baton Rouge

Houstons Services llc

11831 coursey blvd

Imm Services of Baton Rouge

30090 Mayer St
Walker

J & J ALUMINUM COVER

30680 SUMMER RUN CT
Denham Springs

J & R Renovators LLC

1412 Florida St
Baton Rouge

J P Enterprises

57930 Joseph St
Plaquemine

J&G Home Improvement,LLC

1260 Aster Street
Baton Rouge

J.A. Wheeler & Associates LLC

PO Box 2938
Saint Francisville

Joyner's Construction LLC

1321 Williamsburg Ct

K C STAIRS & WOODWORKS

453 E MAIN ST
New Roads

KC Home Improvement

12512 Country Estate Ave
Zachary

KITCHEN & BATH DECOR

11059 Cloverland Ave
Baton Rouge

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

LB Remodeling Services

9734 Grand Teton Avenue
Baton Rouge

M&M Construction and Remodeling

33530 Beverly Dr
Denham Springs

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Maginnis Construction Company, LLC

PO Box 1328
Saint Francisville

Magnolia HBR, LLC

208 N. Leo St.
Baton Rouge

MaxHome-New Bath

5400 Pepsi St
New Orleans

McDaniel Contracting LLC

427 Cockerham Rd.
Denham Springs

MECHLEB BUILDERS LLC

10513 Cedarbrook Ave.
Baton Rouge

Melancon Construction of La. LLC

39380 Bayridge Dr
Prairieville

Michael Lee

11383 Darryl Dr
Baton Rouge

Morning Star Construction-Warren Cavalier

38270 Little Woods Dr.
Denham Springs

Mr. Bid

2878 orchard lake road

Mr. Fixit

2202 Didenedetto Ln.
Port Allen

Nu-Prime Of Memphis

1420 Airways Blvd

OLD SOUTH LIGHTING & IRONWORKS

2026 WOODDALE BLVD
Baton Rouge

P/T Enterprizes, Inc.

37119 sue st.
Geismar

Pepper and Company Contractors

236 Linda Ave
Baton Rouge

Phil's Affordable Roofing and Siding LLC

4520 S Sherwood Forrest Blvd
Baton Rouge

Plus One LLC

P.O. Box 40232
Baton Rouge

Population Construction

3054 Canonicus St
Baton Rouge

Preferred Home Renovations

1480 Willow Oak Dr
Denham Springs

Prime Companies LLC

1931 Plank Rd
Baton Rouge

PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION CONTR

2833 CRATER LAKE DR
Baton Rouge

Quality Design Inc.

P O Box 7
Pride

Ragusa Contractors LLC

1630 Gleneagles Bend
Zachary

Re-Bath LLC

5353 Jones Creek Rd
Baton Rouge

Relief Windows LLC

7987 Pecue Ln
Baton Rouge

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Renovations Unlimited

1062 Denbo Dr.
Baton Rouge

Restoration & Recovery LLC

30220 Barnett Rd
Denham Springs

Reworks Reconstruction

47042 North Cherry Street
Hammond

Riverbend Home Improvements

14950 La Highway 16
French Settlement

ROLYN Companies

5706 FREDERICK AVE

Ronnie's Re-Leveling & Repairs

20950 LA Hwy 16 lot 20
Denham Springs

Rushing Renovations LLC

933 Florida Ave
Denham Springs

Ryson Roofing

PO Box 86201
Baton Rouge

SAM STAUB ENTERPRISES

PO Box 1578
Zachary

SAM TAYLOR PLUMBING CO

PO Box 75437
Baton Rouge

Scotts Home Improvement LLC

270 Elmer Ave
Baton Rouge

Sid's Carpentry LLC

2655 Patterson Rd.
Oscar

Skilled Contractors LLC

16533 Pearson Dr
Prairieville

Southern Home Improvement Center Inc

58431 Pearl Acres Rd
Baton Rouge

Southern Home Improvements L.L.C.

344 E. Brusly Oaks Dr.
Brusly

Southpaw Home Soloutions

345 Wylie Dr
Baton Rouge

Special Projects

Denham Springs

Spencer's Contracting LLC

11820 Boylan Ave
Baton Rouge

Steve Hubbard Flooring

571 Kornmeyers Plz
Baton Rouge

Steve's Woodworks

PO Box 63135

Superior Services and Remodeling

12543 Parkwood Dr
Baton Rouge

TDP Carpentry & Home Repair

13932 Brown Rd
Denham Springs

Timothy Crick

5335 Sleepy Hollow Dr
Baton Rouge

TODOR DEVELOPMENT

9142 ROSE PL
Baton Rouge

Tourere Remodeling Co Inc

14422 Acacia St
Baton Rouge

Unique Contractor's

1035 executive pwy
Baton Rouge

V-Core LLC

Baton Rouge

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

White's Remodel and Repair

24747 greenwell springs rd
Greenwell Springs

Willie James Quality Flooring

8105 Rustic Rose Ct
Baton Rouge

WM Jade Enterprises LLC

3816 Stonybrook St
Zachary

ZITRO Construction Services LLC

7516 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge

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