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one of the best contractor i have seen in a long time. Forrest and his crew were very honest and forth coming on their work. They had to replace the sheetrock in two bedrooms and the work and price was great. I could not fine anybody else that would do the work at a reasonable price. This not the first time i use them and it wont be the last. Each time i save the money up i call on Forrest and his crew to come out and do more work on my place. I do have one little problem with a comment that was made on here. I have use Forrest Trumble General Contractor since last year and what this mommi2brat said about him and his crew i fell is a lie. I have never since him verbally attack any of his employees nor did he ever try and slip a big invoice in on me. I have since him ask an employee leave the job site if that employee is sitting around and not doing his job. I would not say that this supervisor has any anger problem if the crew is not doing their job then they should not be working in this business. If i had to guess this mommi2brat was not paying attendent to him when he tried to explain a problem to her. When his was doing my sheetrock in the first bedroom he explained to me that the outside wall of the hosue where the siding was at was not sercure and if i did not get it fixed then the sheetrock would get wet again and i would have to replace. This would not be warrtany work since he told me the problem in the beinging. Yes he give me a bid on fixing the siding and i had him do it so we would not have to redo the sheetrock a second time. Forrest Trumble General Contractor will get all of my business in the futrue. I feel really bad that someone cant or wont listen to the contractor that they hire to do job and than go online and make bad comments about him. I even seen were he replied to your comment and i bet you have not even called him back nor have you replied to the review.
Dr. Parker and his staff are amazing!!!! My daughter has been going there since she was 2 weeks old! I wouldn't trust my family to anyone else. He is concerned and caring about you and your reason for being there. He doesn't just pass out meds and get you out of his hair.....he makes sure to prescribe only what is needed and listens to you and helps you in anyway possible. His nurses are amazing as well!! Great environment for family and you just could't ask for better!! thumbs up all the way!!!! (my family and my extended family and several of my friends also go to him and are as pleased as I am)
Orange has a new, and excellent doctor. Dr. Palombo is quite knowledgable, and more important, truly vested in the welfare of his patients. He listens, doesn't rush, answers questions and is thorough. The entire staff is friendly and involved. When you call, a person answers. Kindness and caring are the first orders of business. It has the feel of doctor's offices years ago with all the new age faculties. I have been very pleased with Dr. Palombo's care. Dr. Palombo is associated with Dr. Rutledge. The phone number is 409.883.3201.
I absolutely LOVE her! She is very caring and compassionate! She takes her time with her patients. She goes above and beyond. Has called other drs, did research, and made sure I have a proper diagnosis! I highly recommend her! The negative, is her staff. Most of them do not seem to care and can be rude. Unfortunately, you have to deal with them to see her. She is worth it!
Visited Mr. Gunn about 45 days ago and it was a informative visit. Mr. Gunn was very professional as well as helpful. Very knowledgeable and experienced. I plan to visit him again within the next week for additional information in reference to my situation. If you're looking for an attorney, you can't go wrong with Mr. Gunn and you'll be very pleased.....guaranteed
This Contractor is very good at his job. I had my house remodel for sale and he and his crew were very professional and showed up ever day on time and went beyond what he quoted me to make the house beautiful for resale. I would recommend this company to anybody. I wish I could post pictures on this site. Thanks, Countrylady
speed thats all i can say forrest and his crew buildt my 15 by 24 desiner deck in 3 days start to finish its prefect everything i wonted and then some the attion to detail is remarkable and the price was what i was told without any extras im very proud of my deck and the work they did thank you micky
Dr.Waldrep is the best peditrician in this area. She is so caring and really listens to what the moms/dads have to say. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a new peditrician!! AMAZING!!
I would like to say that Forrest Trumble General Contractor way always on time and reliable. They do quality work in a timely manner.
These guys are awesome and do a fabulous job. Very respectful and easy to work with. Cleanliness and safety was very well done.
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.