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"We recommend this contractor. Background. This was our first project since the construction of the house in 10 years. We researched the options of wood and metal" buildings. The cost of each was about the same. However, the metal building was a quicker and durable option. Contractor Choice. We chose the contractor due to the price, the interview with the owner, their website, and a testimonial; we visited a previous job site where they did a similar project. In general, the owner was more responsive and professional than the other contractors. The other companies seem less professional and some were just odd. The local contractor business in our area is competitive but not cheap. Foundation. Overall, the survey, land clearing, and laying the A/B aggregate went well. We chose to hire an additional contractor to clear more land to expedite their work and for other projects. Foundation framing and cement work went according plan. During this phase, we were very much involved with their work since we need to integrate our other requirements into the foundation. We needed to run water and power conduits into the foundation before the pouring of the concrete. In addition, we prepared a portion of the foundation to support an in ground carlift. All these actions required us to coordinate closely with the construction team. Though our special modifications may have been a deviation from their standard work, they were more than willing to work with us to accommodate each special request and let us do the portions of the work we intended to do ourselves. In addition, we were welcome to ask questions and review the work daily to ensure that there were no misunderstandings or incorrect expectations. We enjoyed working with both the owner
and his site lead,
. Erection. We elected to wait 30 days to begin the erection after the pouring of foundation. The erection went without any major incident.
's crew performed all of the work for this portion, and did so at remarkable speed. Follow-up. We required a follow up visit to fix one of the overhead roll up garage doors that came off its track. The contractor responded within a reasonable time and completed the work without issue. Overall, we were very satisfied with the entire experience, from bid through construction to completion. We recommend you consider this vendor for your next construction project.

-Vanessa H.

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"We were 100% pleased with the experience and the results. They gutted the kitchen and master bath, relocated the laundry room, and opened/expanded the back of the" house. This involved removing walls and installing two large (one was 20’ in length) steel beams (among other structural beams). The architect had questioned if a contractor could execute that...
and their team did it and the results were terrific. The project also involved new and refinished hardwood floors, new lighting and plumbing fixtures and new paint throughout the house. There was also substantial new and relocated plumbing and electrical work involved. The only thing they didn’t fully renovate was the garage, but they installed new garage doors including reframing the garage openings in less than a week when we discovered that the existing framing had extensive damage. The project supervisor,
, was exceptional to work with and their subcontractors were capable and well managed. They had good functional and decorative suggestions as well. The renovation took 4 months of intense work. We moved into the home in March 2014 and more than 1 year after completion of the project, we remain 100% satisfied. They have been very responsive in addressing a small number follow-up issues. We highly recommend this contractor.

-Charles C.

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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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For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.
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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.

 

Remodeling reviews in Rutledge

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's quality, responsiveness and professionalism cannot be beat. We are thoroughly happy with our beautiful new kitchen cabinets. When we were finalizing the design, I wanted a little change here and there from what he proposed, and he worked with me to fine-tune the design so I got exactly what I wanted. He also thought through some of the design challenges of our kitchen and gave us great solutions to a few problem areas, such as how to gain sufficient space for cookie sheets and large cutting boards, and where to put trash (we didn't envision having room for an in-cabinet
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trash can).
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worked very well with our general contractor and delivered the cabinets exactly on time when the contractor needed him to. His installer is the best - someone who is meticulous and cares about quality. Our general contractor and his workers commented on not only the high quality of these cabinets, but the very beautiful painted finish.
Overall, my husband and I could not be more pleased with the entire experience of working with
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his company.
- Karen W.
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We contracted with
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after getting bids for our major
remodeling. They came highly recommended by our architect. It’s a family
operation—two brothers—who have been at this for a long time.
Short answer—they were the greatest.
They were always determined to do the best job possible....More /> They really have an eye for quality workmanship. They did more than they needed
to on many occasions, I think motivated by the feeling that they had to get it
right. Heck, we moved out for the remodeling, and every night, after a big day
of their demoing or framing or whatever, I’d stop by after they were gone, and
the place would be all policed up and tidy. These guys really take pride in
their work.
Also key for us—and you’re not going to believe this—they got
things done on schedule from beginning to end. Crazy, right?
Oh, there were change orders, and at times we felt nickeled
and dimed to death, but that’s a remodeling, right? In hindsight, it wasn’t
even 10% of the budget (including one major problem no one expected), so we got
over it.
Add in that they were easy to work with, always in good
humor. We actually rather miss them!

- WILLIAM B.
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have used
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with Business of Color several times, and she has consistently recommended "spot on" color suggestions that I have just loved; colors I would not have known about myself, but that in the end look gorgeous, professions, and simply "work". I highly recommend
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& have enjoyed working with her. This is a great service that is one of the best kept secrets.
- CHARLES P.
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, and his assistant,
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, did an exceptional job on the renovation project that I needed a general contractor for. With over 40 years in the contracting and home building profession, I could not be more pleased with the end product...he gave me exactly what I wanted. Very professional, easy-going, prompt and precise with all the tools of the trade to get the job done. I would not hesitate to use
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again in the future and/or refer him to anyone in need of general construction. Exceptional work.
- ronald N.
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The stairs look great! I still think about how much I love them each time I walk up and down them. Overall, was a very good experience.
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was very responsive--both on initial contact and throughout the job. He brought his head carpenter to the estimate and together they figured out a creative way (with
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stairs) to bring the stairs up to code--all of the other contractors I contacted couldn't figure out a way to do it (and it was obviously very important to me!). We were able to schedule the job quickly and we only had to be out of the house for a few days while they built the carpenter stairs structure. The work was very high-quality and when I was bothered by one of the boards on one stair (due to the coloring of the grain),
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replaced it. The work took about a week longer than planned, but they cleaned up each night (and we were at work during the day) so it wasn't an issue for us. Only drawback was that I had picked out newel posts and spindles before the work started and
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realized when it was already underway that they wouldn't work--had I known I may have pushed out the work to do a special order in the style I wanted. We ended up going with a simpler style as a result, but it looks great (and I now question if the style I wanted would have looked as good!).
- Anne C.
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Our master bath is now beautiful and totally functional. We love it. Responsible, honest, trustworthy. Knowledgeable and skilled about many things. Did what said he would do. Kept us informed of changes, choices, etc. Pleasant, clean. We have used him many times and will use him in the future.
- Nina L.
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I can't say enough good things about
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work. The gentleman who came to our house (
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?) to perform the work was extremely professional and knew what he was doing. He came out to our house exactly when they said he would. All of the work was completed in 2 days and that was only because the drywall tape and spackling needed to dry before he could paint the drywall. Otherwise, I think he could have completed everything in a day. The work blended seamlessly with the existing walls and it was so good that you would never know that any repair work had been accomplished at all. I intend on using
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again in the future and would highly recommend them.
- Frank L.
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RUN......DO NOT let this person on your property. Excusses, poor workmanship, unethecial, a CON. I have had to file charges to attempt getting draw money this poor excuse of a contractor took from me. The job was never started or completed, I was left with some building material and no contractor after three week. This was a 3 day job, tops! DO NOT HIRE!!!!
Rutledge Remodeling Contractors Provider Name Locked
aka J & J Construction.
- Kathleen W.

Remodeling Contractors in Rutledge, TN

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A1Roofman

PO Box 66

Affordable Construction Services, Inc

319 Vann Drive E214
Jackson

Affordable Home Improvements

4220 Maple Valley Rd
Morristown

Air Doctor

519 Midway Church Rd
Mooresburg

ALABAMA TITLE ABSTRACT INC

5037 CRESVIEW PLACE

All Done Handyman & Remodeling

1144 cherry blossom ln.

All Work Contracting Services

3744 Apostle rd
Morristown

Allied Contractors

155 limbo dr
Hillsboro

American Home Improvements LLC

11028 Terrapin Station Ln
Knoxville

Bridge Water Construction

31 Hackett Hollow Lane
Pleasant Shade

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CARSON BUILDERS CONSTRUCTION

1355 W Robbins Rd
Robbins

Champion Window of Knoxville

10630 Lexington Dr
Knoxville

Clean Reflections

1908 Branner Ave
Jefferson City

Clean Solutions

Tazewell Tennessee 37879
Tazewell

Cochran Exteriors LLC

6330 E 75th St

COLOR THERAPY

1030 CLARK RD
Rutledge

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Contract Services

169 Walnut Grove
Milan

Coyle Roofing

22 Lakewood Cir
Jackson

Creative Remodeling & Design

11890 Hwy 95
Greenback

Cumberland ADAPTIVE LLC

PO Box 113
Smithville

D & R Home Services

2117 Carolyn Drive
Jefferson City

D & R Siding Co LLC

2320 Hwy 41A S
Shelbyville

Dand's Enterprise & Remodeling

226 Fern Ln
Spring City

DGA Roofing Inc

14350 Mundy Dr

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Easy Living Construction

70 Commercial Loop Way
Rossville

Emco Williams inc.

1030 Old Knoxville Hwy.
Sevierville

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Extreme Lawn Care

85 Wyndelake Cv
Jackson

Fox Custom Homes LLC

655 Hollow Rd
Afton

FRONTIER BASEMENT SYSTEMS

755 N WOODSON RD
Clarksville

Ground Zero Storm Shelters

4600 Independence Rd

Guys Roofing Service

6123 E. Glenhomes Drive
Memphis

H&H Home Improvements

507 Prichard St
Lebanon

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

Heck's Home Improvement

551 Bristol Rd
Harrogate

Herron's Home Improvement

612 Clifft St.
Bolivar

Hughes Brothers Investment Group

704 Kelly St
Morristown

J.H.M Enterprises

208 Red Oak Dr
Waverly

Just Keeping Busy

620 W 2nd N St
Morristown

K&D Construction

606 Shadywood Lane
Knoxville

Ken's Construction

1 Coltsfoot Ct

KG Construction LLC

427 Cumberland Hills Dr
Hendersonville

Lake View Construction

1055 PIERCETOWN RD
Butler

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

LB Affordable Construction

911 Hollywood Dr
Jackson

Legacy Home Plans LLC

5690 Summer Avenue
Memphis

Liberty General Construction

1955 Holston River Dr
Rutledge

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Magnolia Window & Door Company

6720 Jubilee Center Way
Knoxville

Mountain Home Repair

1401 Winchester Ave

Pape's Handyman/Remodeling Co LLC

PO Box 1454 209 W Main St
Dandridge

QE Restoration LLC

4816 Harpeph Peytonsville Rd
Thompson Station

R & K Home Improvements

2070 Wild Cherry Ct
Lewisburg

Raleigh Concrete

225 Bybee Rd
Newport

Rapid Response Restoration

75 Riverport Dr
Jackson

Reed Builders

385 cline rd

REED'S REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION

2417 CENTRAL BLVD
Murfreesboro

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Renewal by Andersen of Tennessee

111 Northview Street
Knoxville

Riverbend Construction MTRL

PO Box 765
Jefferson City

Rocky Top Renovation

565 Murray Bridge Rd.
Mohawk

Rolyn Companies

561 Thornton Road

S & M Customs

3440 MAYFLOWER Ave
Memphis

Scott Kinsler Construction LLC

1505 Majesty Dr
Jefferson City

Seal It ASAP

598 County Road 350
Sweetwater

Senior Safe Solutions of TN

534 Providence Drive
Jefferson City

Service Plus Garage Doors

10132 Chapman Hwy
Seymour

SERVPRO of Rutherford County

105 W Main St
Watertown

Sharp Home Repair

7160 Lakeshore Drive
Rutledge

Shelter Home Maintenance

9405 Nashville Hwy
Mcminnville

Simon & Simon Construction

437 Jones Rd
Union City

SMD Contracting, Inc.

773 Chicks Bridge Rd.

Specialty Design

5440 Brights Pike
Morristown

Sullivan & Associates, L.L.C.

251 Germantown Bend Cove
Cordova

Summerlin's Remodeling and Construction

3008 Christopher Dr
White Pine

Sumner Development

1280 Hwy 259

Super Man

3540 Price

Superior Home Improvements

428 Porter Lake Road
Spring City

Supreme Contracting Inc

4325 Greenway Dr
Knoxville

SURPLUS SALES Inc.

1965 Guthrie Rd.
Clarksville

Tennessee Mobile Home Parts Store

770 Highway 139, Douglas Dam Road
Dandridge

TERRY'S ROOFING & REMODELING

2509 S HINTON RD
Southside

The Insurance Claims Bureau

100 Riverview way ste G1

Tim Crownover Construction

1036 Poplar Springs Bargerton Rd
Lexington

TN Roofing Services

Jefferson City

Today'sWindow -Tinting & Cleaning

980 Old Nashville Dirt Rd
Shelbyville

Tools on the Run

106 Magnolia Drive
Greeneville

Viking construction

20015 cessna rd
Bon Aqua

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WARREN CUSTOM INSULATION

2581 Freeze Rd
Morrison

Wilson Dream Builders

1465 Azalee Ln
Chapel Hill

Wilson Roofing and Restoration

2082 Bethlehem Church Road

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