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  • A
    Built Construction & Electric LLC
    We had Built Construction build us a new house. We had previously used this company for electrical work on our old home and were very pleased so we went with them on this whole new project. What we ended up with was a beautiful house that we are so proud of. I would recommend them to my friends and family.
    - Kristopher J.
  • A
    Built Construction & Electric LLC
    We worked with Built Construction to design and construct a new addition
    to our home. The project involved updating our master bath and adding a
    walk-in closet and root cellar (below grade). Ryan and his team were
    great to work with, listen to our ideas and provide constructive
    feedback so that we came to the best outcome. The work took a little
    longer than we expected but this in part was due to some changes as we
    made as the work progressed. We now thoroughly enjoy our new addition.
    A friend told us it was like walking into the bath of a fancy B&B.
    We would recommend Ryan and his team to all our friends and family.

    - Ann A.
  • C
    Hayden Homes LLC
    Our house was built by hayden homes. It was obvious after we moved in and had up close look at everything why the cost was lower. You get what you pay for. We had constant problems with the house. Several things were immediately needing repair that should have been caught on a final sweep of the house before they said we could move in ( lazy Susan cupboard broken, broken sheetrock in the garage, holes under the stairs, and a complete mess under the kitchen sink) I counted over 20 visits to call to fix the things that were having problems because of how cheap they were. Especially when it came to water. The bathroom sink leaked, the shower squeaked (12ish visits to fix, which took up total 10 hours of my time, a patched tub, and a patched wall), and the faucet kept coming loose. My husband worked at a plumbing company and recognized the pipes and toilet as the cheapest Chinese import they sold. Others were the garage door track coming loose at the wall, doors coming loose at the hinges (I was told that was because they use screws that were too short to support the weight of the door and if it happened again to put in a longer screw), and basil heads coming up under the carpet (which they cannot fix without cutting up the carpet). We were told on the last time we called for a fix that they would be taken care of at our final walk through. We waited a few weeks and called when we didn't hear back. We were then told that since we did not schedule a walk through and our year was over and they were no longer responsible for any problems with the house. Don't use this company. They do not use any quality materials (sideboards, doors, paint, toilet, and the tile in the kitchen does not go all the way back to the wall under the cabinets to save money, which is likely why they say they are not responsible to recaulk along the counters as it settles) their warrenty policy is mediocre at best, especially when they put off a few repairs and then loopholed their way out of them. Spend a little more and get a better quality home. You will be happier in the long run.
    - Whitney P.
  • D
    Dream Builders LLC
    After years of hard work, saving, & planning we selected Dream Builders to build our family Home.  We saw Aaron's work around town & at the parade of homes & loved his style & good ideas for a modern home.  We planned our dream home, finalized our house plan, style, & interior choices, signed a contract & he started our build.  The first two months went well then it seemed the construction schedule was lost.  Minimal work occurred over the next 3 months.  Mind you, most construction loans are for a period of 6 months then you pay more to extend basically paying mortgage & not being able to live in a home.  By month 6 we started noticing things were not being done according to the plan or design of the home.  We were excited for this home obviously and stopped by almost every day after work to see how things were coming along.  There were subcontractors there doing things incorrectly and when we would tell them that what they were doing was wrong or not to plan most of them could not speak English.  Which is fine, but Dream Builders was never there supervising these crews to make sure things were done correctly.  He had 5 other homes going at the same time but refused to hire a superintendent so it left only him and 1 man cannot build 5 high end homes at the same time and possibly be paying enough attention to detail to make sure things are done correctly everywhere. Here is a list of half of the issues that took place at our Dream Home and what we found out after doing some research and contacting the sub-contractors he hired!
    -Our beautiful concrete floors were not covered with paper or cardboard the entire time during construction.  Since this is what we would be seeing every day and would be our finished product it was dissappointing that there were many deep long scratches all over our living room, dining room, and kitchen from nails dropped and stepped on, subs dragging equipment through the house, subs dropping things on the floor etc.  Once completed even after buffing and waxing many of these horrible scratches never came out and I ended up having to buy two large area rugs to cover them and make it an acceptable living space.
    -Electrical - Our kitchen pendant lights started smoking and the wire cords turned black from the lights being on.  I called the electricians and they told me they would be out immediatley to shut off power to that area, that it was a fire hazard.  After they came out they told me that the pendant lights were not UL certified.  DB would not replace these becasue he siad we picked them out.  He had told us to pick pendant lights out on ebay or lighting universe.  We picked them out but he ordered them.  When I asked for a receipt for returning the lights so I could get some sort of credit he would not give us one.  We had to pay $1000 for 4 new lights and $450 to the electricians for their labor.  Sound right to you? 
    -Sheetrock/Framing - We paid extra, a lot extra for sound proof sheetrock in our home.  On one of our visits during construction I noticed the sheetrockers were not using acoustical glue which is needed for sound proof sheetrock.  I asked the crew if DB had been there that day or if he didnt tell them they needed this special glue.  THey said they hadnt talked to him in a couple of days.  I asked if the sheet rock was the "sound sheet rock" and they said no.  I contacted Dream Builders that night expressing my concern and he assured me it was sound proof and that he provided the special glue for the subs.  I had him meet me at the house the next day.  The entire house was sheetrocked.  He asked me if I wanted him to cut a hole in the middle of my newly sheetrocked home and he would show me the metal in the "sound sheet rock."  To his surprise I said yes please cut it and show me.  He obvisouly thought I would not want to damage the wall.  So he cut a nice big hole in the new wall and sure enough regular sheetrock, no sound proof sr.  The next week it was tore out and the correct sr was installed.  Then we noticed our walls in our home were not straight and had waves to them.  This was due to bad framing!  I contacted the head framer and he told me that they were within the standard building code.  He knew they didnt look good good but said he didnt care becasue Dream Builders shorted their company 2K so they didnt have to do quality work. 
    -Appliances/Finish work - We had picked out all of our plumbing fixtures in advance & they were included in our contract price.  When it was time to order our master bath tub that was $2000 Dream Builders said he forgot to include that in his pricing & if I wanted that tub I would need to pay for it out of my pocket.  But its listed in my contract??? This was the first of many "whoops" he forgot to include in his private cost breakdown ( We were not able to view this.)  SInce this was the first occurance I gave him the benefit of the doubt and paid the $2K out of pocket.  Next it was time to do the interior (counter tops/stone) etc.  I get an email out of the blue letting me know that if I want the countertop thickness that I liked and selected prior to building I would need to pay an extra 3K.  All of the other homes we viewed of DB had the thick counters, and the contract was not specific about thickness but we has always discussed these and DB said those would be the ones we would get.  Now DB was not going to do this until I dished out 3K more, so I had no choice.  At this point we felt so badly taken advantage of.  To make matters worse he said he "forgot" to include our master bath countertop when we figured our counter price in the contract.  We had to put our foot down and say NO!  How could that possibly be our fault when a builder does not accurately measure for counter tops based off of your floor plan prior to building.  DB became very unprofessional after this occurrence because I didn't get my wallet out & dish out more $to him.  At this point & over the next 2 months we noticed NOBODY (subs) were working on our house.  DB knew we were making mortgage & this new construction morgage payment at the same time since 6 months had come & gone.  He basically backed us into a corner & drug out our building time.  Many other incidents happened during this time.  The exterior stone was not done according to plan (he had less put on the house than what was shown on our drawing.  Obvisoulsy cutting corners to save $$ on almost every item in our home.  We had to pay $10K for a built in bookcase/cabinetry piece that was the main focal point of our living room.  This was not specifially listed in our contract but we were assured at least 5 times prior to the contract that he had included 10K for a wow feature in the main living room and we trusted him.  Next was the tile backsplashes, grout, & counters.  DB tile guy did a great job on my kitchen backsplash but when he got to my bathrooms it looked sloppy. Crooked tiles, sloppy grout, uneven lines, 1 of the bathroom countertop tile was done so poorly that the drawers below the counter couldn't open because the tile mud was not put on evenly.  Later, tiles had to be filed down to get the drawers to open. So im left with a very ugly visual in that bathroom.  And one last thing with grout, Our concrete floor had saw cuts in it to make it look like very large tiles.  When it was time to grout these 1.5" deep saw cuts all through the house DB said the grout is not included.  Your cost does not include grouting these???  DB was happy with leaving these exposed for all dirt/food/dust to fall in there??  Can you imagine sweeping your floor?  I guess you wouldnt need a dust pan.  This scenario did not work for us so again we had to pay $1800 to grout our floor.
    *Safety-A 20 lb wood panel fell off dishwasher on my 1 yr old son the first week 
    By this time I am not a happy buyer & tension was high!  We did not trust DB or anything he said or did and it was the worst feeling I've even experienced especially since we were going to live in this home.  In total we paid in excess of 55K out of pocket above and beyond the contract for mistakes or adding in the items that were "suppose to be" included.  
    Dream Builders is not an honest builder, took advantage of many situations, & was totally and completely unprofessional.
    Total time to build ended up at10 mos and 2 wks & 7K in extra loan fees .
    To end the experience at month 11 I had a list of things needing to be repaired per the contract.  DB said that I owed $3800 and that if I paid they would have the items fixed.  I asked for information/details of this $ I owed & recieved nothing!  The list of things to fix included: plumbing in the one of the bathroom tubs was broken, I contacted the plumber & he told me Dream Builders did not pay him for they work that was done on a different job so he would not fix it.  There were areas where the base trim had seperated at the corners of a room, the outdoor water spiket didnt turn the water off completely so it dripped & after time my walkway sank in that area about 4" so it was a tripping hazard, the metal cap piece around my roof line had lifted & needed to be secured down, 2 of my doors to outside wouldn't t open AT ALL!  5 of the window casings had separated from walls, ex. doors handles rusted &the list went on.  We ended up paying way over $3800 to fix these items and I had a gut feeling that if I would have paid him this misterious money I owed that none of these items would have been repaired either.
    We've since had everything fixed & items repalced so we could still call this our dream home and we now enjoy it very much. I wished I would have done my research and contacted previous buyers and got an attorney to review the contract.  We know of 6 other families that had horrible experiences with DB and similar occurrences.   My advice would be to buy a spec house if you love his design, then you know what you are going to get, hopefully!  He makes $$ by cutting corners on custom homes.
    - Cassie C.
  • A
    Project went very well.
    I had used this contractor to construct a stand alone studio last fall. We were very pleased with his integrity and the quality of his work, and wanted him back to do this work.
    Very reliable and dependable. He has a high regard for quality -- both for the appearance of the work, and for its durability.

    He is a pleasure to work with. I would be happy to recommend him to any interested party.
    - Carl V.
  • F
    The guy came out , told us that they would have to look up the part and get back to us, over one month later and several calls to Appollo,  we had to hire and pay another contractor, who fixed the problem in an hour and couldn't believe how unprofessional the Appollo contractors had been.
    Appollo would not return our calls, and we paid good money for nothing. they finally sent us a letter in Jan. stating that they were going to return our money, but it is now March 10th and we still have not heard back from them.II would NOT recommend them to anybody, any contractor is is willing to lie and cheat people should not get business!
    - lisa H.
  • A
    Contractor came back with a very reasonable price. When he started my project, our project was the only thing he worked on. He bought into the look and feel that we wanted to create. He offered good approaches in the areas where I was seeking design suggestions. He had a very high standard of quaility, and his integrity was first rate.
    We are delighted with the outcome. He was a joy to work with, and he produced a studio that we had dreamed about..
    I have already asked him to come back next spring and do two more projects for us.
    - Carl V.
  • C
    R Peterman Construction, Inc.
    The builder's work was featured on a website of the Tri-Cities Home Builders Association.  The photos showed a beautiful craftsman style interior.  My wife and I like the look, and we appreciated the craftsmanship and attention to detail that was evident.
    The builder had a home in the Parade of Homes, which was running that weekend.  To let him focus all his attention on that key opporunity, I volunttered to take the bid package to his house, which I did.  He was to call me, after the weekend of house showing was done.
    After the weekend, I called him and left a message, asking for a call back, and wanting to establish a time for us to talk.
    He never called back.  
    Besides being irritating, I was also concerned about what kind of signal this was sending about how responsive he would be later in the process.
    If you can't them to show some interest when the prospect of money is dangling in front of them, what hope do you have for responsiveness and professionalism when the deal is signed?   This was not the only party to take that approach on this job.  I was not impressed with the professionalism, and I really wondered about their approach to creating a good feeling on the customer's part.
    It was a shame that we couldn't connect, as the photos showed wonderful work  However, his actions (or lack thereof) spoke volumes to me.

    - Carl V.
  • A
    Standard Paint & Flooring
    The Standard Paint and Flooring showroom had an extensive product selection and the showroom is absolutely the nicest flooring showroom in town.  We would recommend working with Standard Paint and Flooring on any type of flooring job from a custom home to remodels.  Lastly, we really enjoyed working with one of their designers, Whitney.  When we have last minute installation issues, she came out to the house and helped make on-site changes and selection.  She provided great customer service.
    - Aaron O.
  • A
    We contacted Dennis Herron with a request for a small but important job of installing a railing and gate to protect an open stairwell.  He responded quickly, arrived on time for the estimate, agreed to do the work that same week, and showed up to do the work when he said he would.  The job was more difficult and took more time than he anticipated, but he persevered and finished the job, and the result looks great.
    - Chewerl R.
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