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"It turned out better than I thought it would. The
appeal is now what I always wanted it to be. Do contact him before you want it done so" you can have it done by when you want because he has a lot of people wanting him to do their remodeling. He is a true General contractor/builder experienced in code and he's also a stand-up guy. A true professional that knows his trade.

-William C.

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"Working with Ed Silver and his team proved to be a stress free experience. From start to finish the tile guys, the plumber, and the glass block window expert were" always punctual and neat. We started the renovation trying to trouble shoot a leak and discovered it was the glass block window. I expressed that i wanted to keep the window so Ed brought in a glass block expert who worked to repair the window and he saved every block! The other contractors we received bids from tried to convince us to just replace the window with something standard. Standard was not at all what I wanted. Ed worked with me to choose the tradional subway tile look I was trying to achieve and the tile work looks amazing! We recently had the shower measured for the frameless glass door installation and the guy who measured was so impressed with how level the measurements were that he asked me, "Who did the tile work!" We had one hiccup along the way because of miscommunication with the company we ordered the fixtures from -we didn't order all the fixtures we needed. This caused a two delay for the tile guys but Ed worked with me and got the plumber back out to plumb for the extra fixtures. i can't wait to get them back out to work on my master bath!

-Bill M.

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This part of Don's answer follows my thoughts exactly: 

"You want to deal with a professional person that is selling you a bath that was not working as a cashier a few months ago."

 

Do you go to the gracery store and ask for someone to cook your steak?  Of course not.  So why would you go to a building supply store and ask for someone to remodel your bathroom?  Rarely will you see a legitimate contractor take jobs from a retailer.  Why?  Because they don't pay much.  Speed is the most important thing to them, along with getting it done cheap so they can maximize profit.  About 10 years ago I worked on a few contracted structures (sheds, garages, etc.) from Home Depot.  They contracted to another company who then contracted people to build them.  At that time they paid a flat $250 for a contractor to pick up the supplies, build the structure on site, paint it, and use their own tools.  By the time the cost of a helper, fuel, tools, etc. was factored in there was nothing left for the contractor.  Anyway, the point I'm making is that the guy who will eventually show up to do the work will be so far down the line that everyone else has already taken the profits (Home Depot, ReBath, possibly someone else, and finally the guy working) that he probably isn't going to care what kind of job he does for you, quality or not.  He likely won't have much experience due to a high turnover rate and any experience he does have will probably be limited to his teachings at that job.  He probably can't answer any building code questions or identify other hazards once things are taken apart and he certainly won't do anything he doesn't have to while it is apart. 

 

Another problem I've heard of repeatedly is that if (when) there is a problem there is always someone else you need to speak to.  You might have to talk to 4 or 5 different people before you can even get to someone that can address the problem.  Now multiply that due to having (at least) two separate companies involoved.  "You need to call ReBath."  "No, you need to call Home Depot."

 

You hire a general contractor for a reason.  We learn, understand, and keep up on building codes.  We are the one point of contact for all questions and issues on a project.  There is no manager in some other store, state, etc. to call.  You contract a GC and deal directly with that GC, or a site supervisor in some cases.  There isn't a huge chain of command to get through to reach the main decision maker for the business.  In a bathroom remodel you need someone who can do the plumbing, repair and/or move any electrical, install tile/flooring, drywall and paint, trim carpentry, and someone to coordinate all of that.  Sometimes you can find a qualified contractor to do all of those things and sometimes he will sub-contract out certain components (especially due to licensing laws) but you will always have that one definitive person to go to for any questions or issues.  A salesman in a store doesn't visit your home throughout the project to check on the status.  Even if he did, he likely wouldn't now what he is looking at.  The same goes for a retail manager.

 

Hire someone who specializes in taking care of your home.  Hire based on reputation & knowledge/experience.  You are right that not every customer can be happy so an occassional bad review can be found on just about any business.  Read the reviews, not the grades (they are always biased).  Look to see if the contractor attempted to rectify the problem, not ignore it.  Lastly, unless you want cheap, sloppy work and a whole heap of other troubles, don't hire based on a low price.

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You gave a good description, but without seeing some photos and maybe even the space itself it would still just be a guess.  

 

A few years ago we replaced a significant load bearing beam to raise it up a foot in the new kitchen.  It was nearly 17' long with a new LVL beam.  For us this was pretty reasonable.  The LVL was about $250.  And maybe 12-15 2x6s, to temporarily support the ceiling joists, were probably like another $75.  The labor was $800.  There was also some finish work done afterward, but that was worked into a much bigger job for the entire floor. 

 

Technically speaking, it is likely that you need to have something spec'd out by an engineer or architect, to calculate load, etc.  I don't know your area but in most places "a mere contractor, GC, or carpenter" is probably not allowed to just rip out a load-bearing wall without someone who is qualified to do the load calculations (which will be VERY conservative.  A brand new LVL will be VASTLY stronger than it really needs to be, but it won't be expensive.  The typical contractor will be like "hey we'll sister up two 2x12s", and not really know if that'll do the trick or not.  I'm not saying that all guys are like that, but ... it is what it is. 

 

What you are talking about is probably at least a bit more involved and I'd love to give a good estimate but it's hard to say without a better understanding of the space. 

 

You may be looking at $1500 - $3500?  It depends on too many specifics that we just can't know without a bunch of photos, and maybe even opening up a wall or ceiling to see exactly how temporary supports could be installed, and where the permanent beam/header could be placed and properly supported.  Your span isn't all that big so if at all possible I would do it without columns - it'll be much nicer. 

 

If I were you I would first have a quick consultation with a "professional engineer".  They are qualified to calculate load etc - and cost a lot less than a full architect.  In my experience, an engineer just wants to provide a quick, proper solution without a lot of extra BS.  My experience with architects has been less than favorable.  Too much drama and expense and he actually spec'd things wrong and my carpenter had to pick up on it. 

 

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.  Good luck!!!

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Hair spray is one of those things that is really bothersome.  We've run into this alot unfortunately.  And NOTHING we've found will actually clean it off.  The problem is that if you just paint over it, you still see shiny spots wherever the hairspray was.

Our companie's policy is to prime the area with any bonding primer.  This will seal the hairspray in and not let it affect the next coat of paint.  It would also be a good idea to lightly sand the area first.

Our recommendation for primer would be Zinsser's BIN Spray (red can) and can be bought at most paint stores or home improvement stores.  Other than that, any thing that specifically says "bonding" for a primer should be adequate enough. 
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What I always ask my customers regarding this question when remodeling bathrooms is how good they will be about maintaining and cleaning the new bathroom, especially when the old bathroom is obviously neglected.  If you are one of those people who wipes the glass down after a shower and cleans your bathroom every week or two you really don't need to spend the extra money.  If you are at the other end of the spectrum and clean it when it finally bothers you enough it may not be a bad investment.  I've had customer tell me they can tell a difference compared to their old glass without it and others say it made no difference at all.

Todd Shell
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Remodeling reviews in Shaftsbury

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First off, I HATE writing negative reviews but this situation really had me fairly annoyed. I confirmed the date/time to come for an estimate for a decent amount of work and this contractor did not show up at all nor did he call me to tell me he was going to be late or that he flat out just wasn't going to show up at all.
The confirmed appointment was for 4:45PM. I waited until 5:20PM after calling the # on the site listed twice and just getting the generic answering machine. I decided to call it quits to not waste more of my time or my agents time while being at the house. I emailed the contractor "no call no show?" to which I got an EMAILED response back 16 minutes later. While
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did communicate with me perfectly fine prior via email the communication clearly fell apart today.
It would have been perfectly fine for you to call me to tell me you cannot make it/need to cancel or that you're going to be late. I get it mistakes happen, schedules boil over, simply "Crap happens" from time to time but what pushed me over the
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to write this review is that you did not communicate AT ALL until afterwards. The fact that you could not even CALL me to apologize rather than sending me an email replay back speaks volumes.
You may do great work but I'm not going to bother taking the
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to see if that's true or not because I need a contractor that can communicate and show up either on time or at all.


- Stephen K.
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was outstanding. He was honest, on time and reliable. Moreover, he was knowledgeable and shared his experiences to help guide me in every way. This was especially important as I live almost a 1,000 miles away from Florida. He went over and above without exception during some difficult situations and I was most fortunate to have him in my corner. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
- Meg K.
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They were very responsive, professional, and on time and maybe their work would have been great, but way out of my price range, for $7000 for a tiny little kitchen and just counters and backsplash, and one window. t

Was really hoping they would work with me, maybe help me figure out an inexpensive way to get new granite counters into that kitchen. I got no helpful suggestions, just worst case scenarios and a ridiculous quote. He told me the window was $900, but could not break down the rest of the cost for me. I ended up having someone come in and remove the old counter tops, and prime and paint the back splash, for $250, and had granite installed for $1495, 1 slab. Wallside said they would do the window for $500. Less than $2,500,that's what I'm talking about. =)


- Shelly E.
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Overall the project went very well and was completed on time. The project used some new materials and
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's team had the experience and knowledge to integrate and produce a custom look for our house.
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was instrumental in suggesting and helping use make decisions to produce the look we envisioned. I was very happy how they cleaned up after every work day much more than I expected for a project in process. The team was very courteous and answered all my questions immediately or soon there after. I also liked the daily in person or scheduled calls with
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or
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to catch up on the progress and next steps. There were no surprises! Upon completion
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walked us through a punch list to verify that all work was completed to our expectations. We get many compliments from neighbors and visitors on the new makeover for our home.
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and the entire Apex team are really great to work with and provide top notch service. I highly recommend them for your project!

- Wayne W.
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and his team were timely. I needed my house to go on the
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within a week, and
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completed all the big and little tasks to make our home look pristine. Most of all, he treated our home like he would his. I attempted to make short cuts on finishes to save money, but
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insisted, especially with his many years of expertise and in home ownership on what were the best home changes to make. This being my first home to sell, I needed some guidance, and
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was very kind and patient listening to my input as well. Great work. Not to mention, anytime a contractor has to fix another contractors work, this makes the job more difficult.
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and team did it!
- David G.
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Extremely punctual. Showed up everyday exactly on time. All workers were professional. Anytime we needed a question answered
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and his team were there to get us the correct information in a timely manor. Bathrooms both exceeded expectations. Awesome tile work. Would definitely use them again.
- Myra F.
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Everything went smooth, contractor gutted kitchen leaving me a sink and
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and a partial countertop so i was able to provide meals for my family. Worked around my schedule and was very accomodating. Installed a new bathroom which came out beautiful, everything was cleaned up and hauled away. They also do one job at a time which is always a good thing.

- linda M.
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We were under time constraints to get my son into his fixer upper.
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understood and was quick to provide an estimate. He was able to move his schedule around to facilitate the work we required in order to keep our schedule moving.
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has vast knowledge of the construction process and was able to provide contacts and information to plan our next steps.
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is professional and pleasant to work with. He is very prompt and meets his commitments. Job was well done, and I was left with the info I needed to move on to the next step. We will use
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in the future.
- Laura L.

Bathroom And Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in Shaftsbury, VT

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CRV Construction

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D.L. Kerr

512 Back Center Rd
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HERZFELD STUDIOS

4929 VERMONT RTE 7A
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42 Blue Brook Rd
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JAMES POTTER CONSTRUCTION

1687 S STREAM RD
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603 Wiley Mountain Dr
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714 BREEZY HILL RD
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680 Landgrove Rd
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12004 Hatteras St

Rhodes builders & professional home services

60 tori lane po box 4061
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2284 McConnell Roaf
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Sanville Building Construction

132 Gore Rd. S.
West Charleston

SLN Construction

117 River Street
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Stowe Craft and Design

55 Mountain RD
Stowe

Troy Rainey Builder

146 Burke Rd
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Tuck & Tuck Architects

29 Old Sugar Rd

Vision Builders

2070 Post Rd
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Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

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