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$ 5000
Nov 2007
Folkston, Georgia
Don't hire contractors on an hourly basis  more... close row
$ 7000
Sep 2006
Cleveland, Ohio
Condo remodel  more... close row
$ 1775
Oct 2007
Cleveland, Ohio
small condo bathroom remodel  more... close row
$ 70000
Feb 2007
Acton, Maine
Addition of 40x50 garage with attached barn  more... close row

Description of service

General contractor to build a 40x50 garage with attached barn. This garage and barn was built within fours months and there have been no problems since finalizing. The barn is square and well built.

Review of Service

The contractor worked closely with us and kept us abreast of any problems that arose. He was thorough, courteous, and cleaned up after himself. Even though it was the middle of winter in Maine, he didn't miss many days of work. When there were days he couldn't work due to weather, he called promptly in the morning and let us know. He also kept noisier work for later in the morning even without us asking. He knew my work schedule and sleep schedule and took that into consideration. I was very happy that he was so considerate. He cost more than other contractors, but the level of service and the thoughtfulness was well worth the price.


Find someone trustworthy and local. Do your homework. Ask around. Go see examples of the contractor's finished works and talk to the owners. Check out projects 5 years old or older. Ask questions of the references. Were they on schedule for the project? Did they go over the quoted price? Did the workmanship hold up? Do not trust a contractor that wants half payment up front. The furthest a reliable contractor should ask for in advance is 1 month.

$ 4000
Jan 2007
Omaha, Neb
Bathroom remodel very slow  more... close row
$ 2000
May 2008
Akron OH
Deck built on back of house  more... close row
$ 285
May 2008
Sterling, Illinois
Five windows replaced in small house  more... close row
$ 5000
Apr 2008
Detroit MI
New roof built very quickly  more... close row
$ 540
Aug 2008
Makaha, HI
Leak coming from above the bathroom  more... close row
$ 1000
Jan 2008
Philadelphia, PA
Contractors fixed leaky bathroom  more... close row
$ 500
May 2008
Fredericksburg, VA
Storm damage on back of the house fixed  more... close row
$ 37500
Oct 2007
Holbrook, New York
255 square foot addition to home  more... close row
$ 1500
Mar 2008
maple grove, MN
Turning an unfinished room into a finished bedroom  more... close row
$ 10000
Oct 2006
Anniston, Alabama
General contractor hired to finish basement was terrible  more... close row
$ 1000
Mar 2006
Houston, TX
Contractor's services used after house fire  more... close row