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I received an email from someone by the name of Leticia Ruiz who works with Boswell & Associates who very helpful and communicated every step of the way. She told me to go to her sister office which was Berkshire, so I took time off of work on Friday 12/15/2017 and drove almost 2 hours to meet with someone to show me the home. When I arrived i met with Nicole who said Leticia did not work at this location and contacted someone by the name of Sydney and began to question as to why they had to show the home but wasn't getting paid to do so. I spoke with Sydney over the phone there in the office who told me that I was given the wrong information and would send the me the correct information and application via email and took my email address over the phone. The next day I left Pecos once again to meet this time with Sydney and the homeowners around 1 p.m. When i arrived Leticia was sitting in her vehicle as well waiting for them to show up. almost 3 hours go by and no one ever showed. Leticia gave me Sydney's number which i called and left a voicemail then after hanging up i sent a text message. NOT ONCE did i ever get a call back nor a text from Sydney but instead Leticia received a text after she asked Sydney why she was be so unprofessional in which case Sydney responded seconds later and said, "This is laughable," and never her from Sydney again. This realtor wasted 2 days of my time waiting on someone who never showed or responded. Mr. Cooper contacted me, who was the Sydney's broker and manager and proceeded to explain to me how the system works and stated that he as sorry that i was at an inconvenience but then started putting the blame on me and Leticia for everything that had happened stating that I was the one who should have done the application by researching online, and that Leticia was the one who should've taken the deal because she showed the home. Very disappointed, view my full review on google, yelp, and facebook.
The girl named Justine is really rude. She needs to be more professional at her job. She is no help Good luck if you have questions and she's the only one available.
Dan's Roofing and Painting did a poor job with making damages to our home fixed. A driver ran into our mailbox pressing it against our house and the box was facing the sky. The men burned a section of our roof siding and made no attempt to fix it. Henry gave us a lousy $1000 saying that would be enough to fix all damages. He came to our home at 845 pm Nov. 1st 2017 being all friendly wanting to shake my hand. And petting our dogs. I refused his friendliness. We had to hire another company to repair the 5 dented roof vents at a cost of $280 . That was covered but still waiting on the mailbox and burned roof siding. My girlfriend was walking our dogs and saw one of his men jump our neighbor's fence across the street and urinate in her back yard. Dan's Roofing and Painting messed up her roof also but not sure of those damages. Henry Munos is very arrogant and has a bad attitude as I do. He lied about his son's qualifications to us as well. Henry Jr. does not know how to weld and his father told us he did. At the beginning of our repairs Henry Sr. told us there was no mistake his men could make that he could not fix. He was very pushy and wanted to be paid up front before a nail was hammered. I turned him in to the Texas Better Business Bureau.
I cannot stresss how disappointing the service by Eric was i received. Eric was hired to install a refrigerator, dishwasher, and sink. He came in and worked one day for a price upwards of $3,000. When confronted about his pricing he had no itemized receipt and refused to take any less that what he charged. The dishwasher was installed improperly as the whole machine will lean forward when opened and the door must have been damaged in some way because it will not open all the way. The refrigerator was installed without the water connected and after he came back, the ice machine suddenly doesn’t work(he said he doesn’t work on appliances after i notified him). The sink was installed improperly in regards to the water so he had to come back and he set it up opposite so that hot water and cold water were backwards. I would HIGHLY recommend looking elsewhere for any kind of service that this company offers. They overcharge and 100% of the equipment that they worked on would have to be further serviced by real professionals.
Toby was great very friendly and helpful. He fixed my AC same day and was more than willing to answer all of my questions and share helpful tips.
They did a great job replacing our roof. Henry came out right away to give us a quote. He worked with my insurance adjuster and that took the stress off me. The crew were on time and they worked quickly and efficiently. I recommend Dan's Roofing and Construction.
Their professionalism is one of the best. They are very knowledgeable and their pricing was very competitive. I had an entire a/c system replaced and they came in very clean cut. They were quick and hardly made any mess. I definitely recommend them to any one having A/C or heating problems
EXCELLENT SERVICE EVERY TIME I CALL. THE OFFICE STAFF AS WELL AS THE SERVICE TECHNICIANS ARE ALWAYS PROMPT, COURTEOUS AND PROFESSIONAL
Dan's roofing was prompt about calling me back on getting an estimate to replace the roof. They were able to do the job quickly ,and completed it one day. Nice group of guys.
Here at One Way Heating & Air Conditioning we take pride in what we do and offer only the highest quality of goods, services, and workmanship. Every day we deal with HVAC problems, both big and small, with a can-do attitude. We’re always able to inspect, assess, repair or replace heating and cooling systems in the fastest possible time. Besides taking on repair work, we’re here to provide families & business owners with comfort solutions to fit their needs & budget.
Painting can be a significant undertaking, whether you're painting just one room or an entire home. While some people like to take on this project themselves, many choose to hire professionals to ensure the task is completed correctly.
Matte paint doesn't have a shiny quality when it dries, which many homeowners prefer for their interior walls. This is the most popular style of paint for homes. It covers up irregularities in the wall well but is also easily blemished.
Matte Enamel Paint
Matte enamel paint has all the positive qualities of matte paint but will last longer and isn't scuffed as easily.
Gloss paint will dry with a shine to it and is the second-most popular choice for interior wall paint. The shiny quality highlights imperfections in a surface, so people tend to stay away from it when painting wood.
Semi-gloss is also shiny but less so than gloss paint. It's more commonly used on trim than on walls.
Satin falls somewhere between gloss and matte in terms of shininess. It will highlight imperfections well, like gloss, but is easy to clean.
Eggshell is also between gloss and matte on the shininess scale, but it won't highlight imperfections quite as much as satin, semi-gloss, or gloss.
Exterior paints have similar choices for finishes as interior paints, but the pros and cons can be different for outdoor use.
Though gloss paint will make imperfections easily seen, it will also hold up to the elements the best. This paint is best suited for areas of a home or building that are frequently used, like door frames.
Semi-gloss paint is similarly long-lasting but isn't as shiny as gloss.
Satin paint is commonly used for siding but will display irregularities underneath if the siding isn't in good shape.
Flat paint is the best choice if painting over siding that has many dents, scrapes, or other imperfections.
If you're repainting a home that has been previously painted with oil-based paint, your best bet is to stick with this option. Water-based paint layered over old oil-based paint will peel easily.
Water-based paint, or latex paint, dries quickly and cleans up easily, making it the preferred paint for a home's exterior. It will also expand when warm and contract when cool, which means it will hold up in all types of weather.
When embarking on a project as big as painting your home, it's important to know ahead of time what kind of quality you can expect from the painters you hire. Don't settle for the first one you find or the cheapest option. Instead, do your homework to be sure that you hire a trustworthy professional who knows how to paint a house well.
The first thing you'll do when hiring a painter is request quotes from three or four in your area. If you reach out to too many, you'll wind up wasting time narrowing down your list; too few and you may not end up with the best quality or right price.
The typical price range for an interior paint job is between $400 and $4,120, with the average falling around $1,670, depending on the scope of the project and paint requests. It will typically cost around $380 to $790 to paint a typical 10-by-12 foot room.
The cost to paint a home's exterior is a little higher: between $730 and $5,600, with an average of $2,624. The typical home of between 500 and 1,500 square feet will generally cost between $1,000 and $3,000, but this will change depending on the number of stories and home location.
If a quote seems high, ask the contractor what is increasing the price point. Perhaps it's something that can be negotiated, or maybe this business is just overpricing their services. On the other hand, be skeptical of any price points that seem unfathomably low. There could be a reason their prices are below the industry norm - perhaps their quality standards are uncommonly low, too.
Once you have quotes, conduct an over-the-phone interview with your prospects. Some important questions to ask your painter include:
1. Do you have insurance?
It's never a good idea to hire a contractor whose business isn't properly insured. Ask both about comprehensive business liability insurance and workers' compensation, and don't be hesitant to ask for proof. If you are unsure of the validity of the insurance, you can also call the insurance company to double-check that it is an active policy.
2. Do you have a warranty?
Not offering a warranty is a red flag, and you may want to be cautious about hiring a company that doesn't provide one. If they have a warranty, ask how long it lasts, and what it covers. Additionally, you'll want to get the warranty in writing should you need to refer to it later.
3. Who, specifically, will be in my house, and can I trust them?
You always have a right to know who will be entering your home. If the person you are speaking with says he or she will not be personally supervising the project, ask who will be, what their role is, and how long they've been with the company.
Also, don't be afraid to ask if the painters are trustworthy people. Unfortunately, there are plenty of cases where a painter has stolen items from a home or caused damage to the house or injury to the homeowner. Subcontractors may not be as skilled as employees, and the contractor you're hiring may not have much experience working with them, making them more of a risk. Additionally, ask if the painters are employees or subcontractors, and what the screening or hiring process is like. If the company conducts background checks, that's a good sign.
4. What kind of training do your employees receive?
If the contractor makes a point to train new hires on safety techniques as well as quality standards on the job, you're probably in good hands.
5. What kind of paint will you use?
The quality of the paint will affect how good the walls look when the project is completed. If your contractor says they plan on using a paint you don't like, feel free to request an alternative.
6. How long have you been in business, and do you have references?
A well-established company will have more experience and likely more references for you to reach out to than a new company that's just getting off the ground. Be sure to ask for references so you can speak to former customers about their experience working with the painter. When speaking to these people, ask about:
7. How much wall prep is included in the price?
For a long-lasting paint job, a clean wall is crucial. Ask how they plan to clean your walls, if at all, before getting started. A high-quality company will thoroughly prepare a wall so that the paint will lay smoothly and last a long time.
8. Are you active in the community and are you involved in any trade organizations?
Community involvement shows the company:
Additionally, being active in trade organizations indicates it is likely up to date on the latest industry best practices and that the company is dedicated to its trade. Also, a Better Bureau Business membership demonstrates the company is stable, confident, and willing to let potential customers check them out before hiring them.
If the company you hire is involved in a trade organization, it shows they take pride in their work, and are dedicated to providing quality service. Some top trade organizations painters might be a part of include:
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
PDCA connects painters and home decorators through local chapters and councils. The organization also provides webinars, educational videos, and podcasts so members can stay up to date on the latest best practices and news.
American Coatings Association
The ACA doesn't focus on best practices so much as it does on best products. The nonprofit is dedicated to research and development of high-quality paint products as well as sustainability issues.
Finishing Contractors Association
The FCA has members that are painters as well as professionals who focus on flooring, drywall, and other elements to home construction and renovation.
Better Business Bureau
The BBB isn't a painter-specific group but rather an organization that is dedicated to ensuring that consumers can access information about anyone they do business with. The BBB also rates companies based on a Standards of Trust scale, which goes from A+ to F. A company doesn't have to be a member to get a grade, and it's a good idea to check to see how your contractor is scored as well as its membership status.