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301 W Juneau AveMilwaukee, WI 53203
The food was excellent. Best BBQ ribs in Milwaukee. I was also happy with the service. I had neglected to make reservations and they were super busy…
310 W Wisconsin Ave Unit 100wMilwaukee, WI 53203
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Was here this past Thursday night. The owner’s daughter (middle-aged, dark, short hair) was very rude, loud, unprofessional and racist. I came into the bar alone, sat down, purchased a drink with the previous bartender (older lady with blonde hair)—she was very friendly! The owner’s daughter, said Very harshly, if I don’t buy a drink, I need to leave. She had also made rude comments previously to me. I’ve never been asked to leave a bar before, and mind you, I was a paying customer AND there were only 4 people in the entire bar. The bartender informed me that she will not allow me to be on my phone at the bar, without buying a drink. I left and will never go back here. Terrible experience.
I ordered the 20 piece whole wing got my food opened and went to sit down and eat and found a piece of hair fried into one of the piece of chicken I called right away the guy that answered was rude and told me he would the owner my number to call me back he never called back and when I called back I was told that was impossible to have hair in my chicken and if it was mines. If it was my hair it wouldn’t be fried into the chicken with cooking grease on it sorry it would be a fresh piece of hair just laying on the chicken but this piece of hair was stuck to the chicken with cooking grease on the hair they were very unprofessional and nothing got resolved I couldn’t even get my money back even when I told them I would return everything as it was brought to me I WILL NEVER ORDER FROM THIS PLACE AGAIN
The broads here are fun, bubbly and down with making a person feel good. They have some very good strippers here that have incredible bodies. Beer and drinks are affordably priced as well. I always have a great time at the Spot.
I think this is a good bar. I closed Wolskis!!! Fun place, good prices, and the atmosphere at this bar is welcoming. I will be back here.
Disappointing, but what can one expect from a crap dive bar? Service and staff sucked. Will not go back here again. The place does not accept credit cards and the ATM is not a good subsitute. The bathrooms are riddled with feces. The place smells like urine and body odor. The beer tastes like warm pee. The regulars look like they are on parole and the only way new people find there way in this place is due to overflow because real bars in the area are crowded.
Easily the worst apartment I have stayed at. I lived there 2 years. You figure because they have Jackson park across the street, that it is family friendly. NOPE!Property management is a joke. They only do what's best for them, whenever they feel like it. They do not maintain or clean properties. They do no facilitate or handle any issues/situations that occur with other tenants. They seem to allow anyone to rent from them. Apartment hallways smell like marijuana, other smoke, or trash. I could keep going on... but long story short, not worth the hassle and money. Save your money and use it elsewhere. When we didn't renew our lease, we needed them to verify rent history for our new place... they tried to tarnish our name!DO NOT RENT FROM SUPREME BUILDERS
This by far has had to be one of the worse dinning experiences I have had in an upscale establishment. We were in town for the USA Triathlon National Championships and wanted to enjoy a nice meal so we made reservations at the Capital Grill for Saturday August 10th at 7:00 pm. Having dine at other Capital Grilles (through out the US) we thought this would be a great place to celebrate. We arrived 5 minutes early and were greeted in a pleasant manor and were told "our table was ready" or "we could wait to be seated". We didn't realize that telling the host sitting now was a kiss of death giving us the table that was "an after thought" that was shoved INTO the EXIT door. It was the type of table that you sit the kids at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Now, mind you there were other tables they could have sat us but we were a party of 2. They knew we were from out of town. So guess they send the people from Dallas who will not be back (wink, wink) into the corner. We were served water quickly (with the bread already on the table) and our waitress did greet my husband by his last name. But for an establishment that is charging customers as much as they are I couldn't get over how her outfit looked more like something you would see at Luby's and it didn't even fit her which was so distracting the whole time (well whenever we did see her). After she introduced herself it was as if she disappeared. We didn't see her again for 15 minutes before she even asked us what drinks we wanted. For appetizers, We had oysters on the half shell and the smoked salmon. The sauces for the oysters were so bland lacking in taste. The cocktail sauce was such, there are better ones you can buy at the store. Our next course my husband had the mozzarella tomato salad. I had the soup of the day lobster bisque. Considering the mozzarella is made every two hours the salad was flat. lacking seasoning,the tomatoes were not fresh. The soup was pleasant with large pieces of lobster. My husband had the fillet special with the lobster mac n cheese side. Mine the parmesan sole with a crab and avocado salad with a side of cream spinach. His meat was cooked to medium rare as he requested. The waitress did check on us only at that time, after he had cut into his meat. The mac and cheese, didn't have that greasy look that even some gourmet mac and cheeses can. Well the lobster was rubber to the point it made you wonder what were you eating. The noodles and cheese left one of those fur feelings on your tongue. As soon as I cut the outer edge of my fish the edge was luke warm. Only the left outside edge of my fish was even close to feeling like it had been cooked. When I tried to cut the middle to take a bite it was so horrible, I thought I was going to get sick right in the restaurant. We were mortified! What is worse. we NEVER saw our waitress. She only came by the one time to check on us when my husband CUT HIS MEAT. I couldn't even tell her "My fish is not COOK!" Obviously they must have known because our waitress did tell us they were going to pay for our desserts. Yet a manager never came to ask "How was our meal". My husband had the creme brulee and I had the cheese cake. His brulee, which he is a connoisseur (having dined on all over the world), was just OK per him. Again, nothing special. Given it was free oh well. They put a twist on the cheese cake with burning the top like a creme brulee which was different but not a traditional cheese cake. It was also round as it was made it a ramekin. Never again will we dine here!
Never heard back after leaving several messages. Extremely disappointed that they offer to do free estimates but they never get back to you!
Horrible employees. I was not content with my order at all ghetto ass place, looks dirty AF!! And the stupid employees dont know how to treat customers with respect.. ��������
SAVE YOUR TIME, MONEY, and many headaches-DO NOT RENT from Supreme Builders. They are rude, unhelpful, do NOT maintain their buildings and will walk in your apartment with NO prior notice and LIE that notice was given. Carpets are filthy, units aren't painted and carpets aren't cleaned good if at all in between tenants. Cigarette smoke PENETRATES your unit if your neighbors smoke as well as their dinners.Carol, the office hench is nothing further than a complete bitter rude snot & that's being polite. She's nice when you come to sign the lease but other than that forget it-she won't help you with ANYTHING unless it comes to occupying the units she has for rent.Kellie the daughter in law to Bob (married to Jonathan) is a lying sneak who will try to bully you to get what she needs. KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS and use them, if needed!"Maintenance" which happens to be some of the BAIERL family WILL enter your unit without your knowledge or permission and then deny that they did so; they will also claim that you wouldn't allow them entrance; OR say that they gave prior notice when in all actuality THEY didn't. When you question them and that's when the bullying starts from Kellie (Kelly) Baierl. That don't work well w/me.If something breaks or is supposed to be fixed don't HOLD YOU BREATH because it won't get fixed for weeks upon weeks upon weeks.Sure the units are large and would be a GREAT place to live IF they were maintained and upkept but for the Greenfield Park ones where Monica & Felippe are in charge of on sight care, good luck with that. My apartment is infested with Boxelder bugs, Earwigs, Carpenter ants and I have a noisy neighbor with medical issues which causes him to bang against my walls and scream at the top of his longs ALL NIGHT LONG which means NO and I mean NO sleep for me. Despite asking to get out of my lease, they won't allow it even though Kellie claims they don't "have to put up with tenants like me". Well, Supreme Builders, I gave you a FREE pass for entering my apartment once; NO more free passes from me. Do it again, not just to me but to the worng person at the wrong time and you may be surprised at some point at what could be waitiing for you the next time you turn someones door knob the next time!Bottom line is this; if you want to pay high rent to be a good locations but don't want any maintenance or clean UPGRADED MAINTAINED apartments (the appliances are from the 80's (oh did I mention the earwigs in my fridge too?), not to mention there's no ceiling fans just light fixtures from the 80's and the closets are bigger than the kitchen) -GREAT then this is the place for you!If you're like me and want to get what you pay for, a quiet nights sleep, management that CARES, management that is on YOUR side and management that actually FIXES, maintains and does what it's supposed to do, save yourself the headaches, cigarette STENCH, nasty food cooking smells, the stress, the condesending tone from Carol the office hench, and SAVE YOUR MONEY find a nicer place, a cleaner place, a quiet caring place. This place is legitimately a money pit with flickering lights (oh did I mention two of their locations have had fires? One where people actually died becaue they couldn't get out) which may be due to an electrical issue (BUT AGAIN THEY DIDN'T care) that's why they have you sign a FIRE disclaimer upon lease signing. Seriously people don't do it. They may be large but they are unkept; unreliable and disturbingly vendictive, IF you let them!
There has perhaps never been a better tool for do-it-yourself home handymen than the internet. With detailed instructions and videos explaining how to perform a number of common maintenance and renovation tasks around a house, an untrained homeowner might be surprised at how much he or she can accomplish with a quick search online. But even with all of this information, there are still many jobs that lie far outside the scope of most DIY enthusiasts. General contractors are there to fill in this gap.
A general contractor specializes in seeing a home remodel or repair project through from start to finish. To do this, the contractor works with the client - whether they are a homeowner or business - to nail down the scope of the work. Then he or she will turn to one or more subcontractors for specific tasks, like equipment operation, design, electrical work or whatever else is needed.
In essence, general contractors could be thought of as middlemen between a homeowner or business owner and any number of specialists. To get their money's worth, many assume they should just "cut out the middleman" and hire specialists directly, but this often proves more difficult in practice. General contractors won't be completing an entire project by themselves, but should have a long list of dependable experts who can work together and accomplish any task. They might also serve as the manager on the site of a construction project, overseeing workers and providing guidance and assistance when needed. For larger projects, though, the contractor might only handle administrative matters and employ a foreman or other professional for on-site supervision.
There are many general contractors who also specialize in certain tasks themselves. There is usually at least one general contractor on hand to organize the construction of an entire home, for example. But general contractors could also help a homeowner add an additional bedroom, build an in-ground pool or complete a major landscaping project. They could also work with a business to add or improve office space, whether that means making more room or converting a commercial building from a nail salon to a restaurant. Basically, if it's a job that involves building or repairing, a general contractor probably knows how to get it done.
No matter what the exact job may be, a contractor will probably need to accomplish several other essential tasks in pursuit of the ultimate goal, which may include:
Every general contractor performing any kind of work on a project must be licensed to do so in their state. The guidelines for the specifics on licensing vary from state to state. Some states might only require registration of contractors, which is different from licensing. Registration typically means that there must be a written record of what work is being performed and by whom, but it does not guarantee professional knowledge. Licensing, on the other hand, involves an examination process to assess professional competence.
Whether your state requires licensing or registration of contractors, there should be a record of most professionals willing to complete certain projects in your area. Check your state or county website for more information. In states that require licensing, every licensed contractor's contact information is available online or from another public source.
Not every project needs to be completed by a licensed or registered contractor. If it's just a minor job that won't take more than a day or two, and will cost less than a few hundred dollars, it's likely not necessary to find a licensed or registered contractor. However, anything bigger or more expensive, or a project involving plumbing or electrical work, needs to be completed by a licensed or registered professional.
General contractors also must be covered by an insurance policy. This should include liability coverage for any property damage that could be inflicted in the course of a job. It should also include a worker's compensation policy in case anyone is injured on the job. Before hiring a contractor for anything, ask for written proof of this insurance to see exactly what is covered.
A number of trade associations for contractors in the U.S. exist. Some of the biggest include:
Most trade associations for general contractors will provide references for anyone looking to hire a contractor for a specific project. They may also provide a number of benefits for their members, including assistance with licensing, training, insurance and business development.
No matter what you need accomplished, you want to choose a contractor who can get the job done right at a reasonable price. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you find a trustworthy general contractor.
The first, and perhaps most reliable, way to find a general contractor is to ask friends and family members for a recommendation. If you know anyone who has had major work done on their home, particularly if it's a similar job, ask them who they hired and if they were pleased with the result. You could also ask neighbors about who they've hired if you notice work being done on their house. Many remodeling contractors post signs in front of homes to advertise their services. As a general rule, it's rarely a good idea to hire a contractor who solicits work by going door to door.
If you are considering hiring a contractor without a personal recommendation, ask the contractor for references from past clients, and do as much background research on them as possible. Look for any complaints (or compliments) online to get a better idea of their track record. There are a number of websites specializing in connecting contractors with people or businesses who need work done. These sites may also allow past clients to submit their own reviews of the contractor.
Before hiring a contractor, make sure you are both in agreement on the project's budget. It's normal for most contractors to charge clients a premium not only for the labor expenses and zoning expertise, but for acquiring the materials as well. Be as clear and concise as possible regarding what you'll be purchasing yourself and what you will be paying the contractor to complete. Homeowners may be able to find a better deal on raw materials when they purchase these directly, but they first need to be sure they aren't buying the wrong things.
Don't forget to discuss how the project will be finalized and what will be done about cleanup. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.
As previously mentioned, you need to make sure to follow any state and local regulations regarding construction work, which includes hiring a licensed or registered general contractor. Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Perhaps the best way to feel safe about a contractor and the work being done is to hire a contractor you trust. This is why relying on personal references from friends and family is so important, and will often provide a great deal of peace of mind. If you aren't able to obtain a reference, work to conduct extensive research on the contractor as well as the work you are hiring them to perform. This should bring everyone's expectations into alignment and result in a safe work environment.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work to be done and all costs are listed in the contract, right down to the most precise details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Once the specifics of the job are nailed down, be sure to discuss the payment schedule with the contractor. This is important because paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule with the contractor, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. It's a good idea to include this payment plan in the contract as well.
Finally, look into getting a lien release signed before work begins. If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. This can trigger a long legal process that may be frustrating. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered. A lien dispute could also be prevented by performing due diligence prior to picking a contractor, as any contractor with good credit and a long track record of satisfied clients should have no trouble paying for materials and labor once all contract conditions have been met.
Once work is underway, it's never a bad idea to check up on the progress of the job, either by staying in touch with the contractor over the phone or visiting the site in person. If you work with a trustworthy professional, it's probably best to keep your distance and allow everyone to stay busy. If you want to keep an eye on things, make sure workers wear the right safety gear and that everything looks to be moving along according to schedule. Finally, once work is finished and you are satisfied, be sure to thank your contractor and tell friends or family members about your experience.