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4710 Shavano OakSan Antonio, TX 78249
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8546 Broadway St Ste 135San Antonio, TX 78217
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1253 County Road 7421Yancey, TX 78886
From Business: At Newman Custom Homes we'll give you the personal attention and service that you want when your making the big investment of your new home. We offer the best in quality construction methods, low maintenance and energy efficient products. We provide the ultimate in service!
6531 Fm 78 Ste 110-220San Antonio, TX 78244
From Business: Are you looking for new ideas to match your home improvement vision? Greater Texas Remodeling is here for you. With over 25 years of experience in the business, the quality of our services is outstanding. We work hard to ensure that clients have the same smile on their face when we're done that they did when they hired us.…
8745 Kirkner RdSan Antonio, TX 78263
From Business: Big B Construction provides a wide variety of turn-key concrete services to San Antonio and surrounding areas. With over 25yrs of experience, we take prid in providing quality workmanship, built to your specifications and completed on time. Est. in 1992, Big B Construction is a family owned and operated business.
5150 Broadway Street #174San Antonio, TX 78209
Raul was very prompt and professional. He offered his services next day and was right on time. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. Not only did he help us out, but he did an amazing job and we couldn't be happier. If I ever have any electrical issues again in the future or know anybody that h…
8111 Mainland DrSan Antonio, TX 78240
Excellent service, very polite and knowledgeable employees, came when scheduled, a perfect experience. Knew what was wrong and received a ' very r reasonable quote. The technician even showed us the damage parts explaining what they would be doing. Would definitely call them again.
19834 Fm 2252San Antonio, TX 78266
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10906 Laureate DrSan Antonio, TX 78249
From Business: MJC & Associates, located in San Antonio, is a general contracting company. The company has been serving clients since 1978. It specializes in construction services for metal buildings and tilt walls. The company also offers project management, design and building services. MJC & Associates is a subsidiary of MJC Industrie…
15701 Henderson PassSan Antonio, TX 78232
We have had Tollette Construction do several jobs for us over the last 8 years. Appreciate the personal attention by the owners, Nard and Trey, and also by their superintendent. We've redone our whole kitchen, master bath and bedroom, and then smaller jobs like a our laundry area. While the emp…
13090 Circle N Dr EHelotes, TX 78023
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17430 Bandera RdHelotes, TX 78023
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2009 Flour Bluff DrCorpus Christi, TX 78418
From Business: Cubit Contracting, LLC is a medium-sized commercial / residential company with locations in Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Beaumont. Cubit has been fortunate to be awarded some initial sizable contracts for several projects. Local contacts and competitive pricing should propel rapid growth for the company. Mission Cubit C…
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Color Works does a great job when they send the right crew. We contracted them to paint our living room and kitchen. The estimated time to complete the job was 2 days, however due to humid weather conditions, the paint had difficulty drying in the estimated time. On the third day, a different set of painters showed up to finish the job and unfortunately the quality of work did not match the level of skill that the initial crew displayed on the first 2 days. As a result, the initial crew had to come back and clean up after the sub-par crew, which took an additional 2 days of work. (I'd like to point out that the workmanship of the initial crew was phenomenal. Specifically George and Robin, they are good, trustworthy guys who work very hard to produce a great result.) Now, in all fairness, anyone who had already paid a decent amount of money for a job that took three times as long to complete as originally estimated would undoubtedly be frustrated. However, Color Works took responsibility for the mistakes made and lived up to their warranty. They offered to paint our hallway free of charge, which was in fact completed within a day, as well as patch any spots that we noticed in the living room and kitchen going forward. All in all, I would say that they do good work and are a solid choice but are in need of dedicated supervision. The supervisor is understanding and responsive, however if the quality between crews lacks consistency, the vision of the final product gets lost in translation. This could have been mitigated simply by having one person oversee the job from start to finish. My recommendation is twofold: 1. If you're contracting Color Works, be sure to be very specific about the full scope of the job so that you get an accurate time to completion. 2. Ask that the crew remain the same between days so that everyone fully understands how the job is to be completed and what techniques are best utilized. (ex. sprayers vs rollers
I was having a major pest control problem and after I was recommended this company I decided to give it a try. I made a service call and spoke with the office manager Amanda Romero and she was very friendly and very professional. They are willing to come at any time of the day even weekends. We set up a date and time and she gave me specific instructions so when they come they can get right to work quick and easy. I thought that was great that she gave me instructions because most businesses don't tell you anything until they get there and then you waste a good 30 minutes. When the guy got to my place he was very friendly and did his work. It didn't take long but from what I saw he was very professional and knew what he was doing. After he was done with his work he asked if there were any other problems that he can take care of for me. I was surprised because other businesses just go in do their work and leave. Before he left he says if I was having any problems please to contact them immediately so they can take care of the problem. A few days later the manager called to make sure if everything was going okay. Great customer service they truly care about their customers. I will for sure use them again. My pest problem has not continued since they have done their service. I strongly recommend this company to everyone. They truly go over and beyond to help, serve and satisfy their customers. Well done!
OMG! OMG! You have no idea how refreshing it was to walk into a model home and not hear the word upgrade, upgrade, upgrade! So many standard features that we didn't have to upgrade. The best simply the best. Sivage was the first builder we went to that we felt like we got everything we wanted in our home. We built a home 10 years ago with Pulte and had so many problems. This time we found the perfect home. We built our home in Talise De Culebra and our sales person James was simply amazing! He genuinely cared about my families needs. As soon as we walked in he greeted my husband/kiddos and made us feel at home helping us find the right home plan. 1800 sq ft was getting a little cramped for my husband and 3 kids LOL! So we were looking for 2500 sq ft w/ 4bdr, 3bath master down or larger and under 250 K. James showed us all the custom changes we could make on our plan taking our home plan from 2600 sq ft to 2900 sq ft and givng us 4bdr master down, 3 1/2 bath and a mother-in law suite. A much more professional and enjoyable experience this time around! We are blessed to be in our DREAM HOME!
Sebastian L. was AWESOME he was ahead of schedule which worked out perfect for me. He came and did a great job very friendly and social. Even though he was ahead of schedule, he took his time, and didn't rush to get to his next stop. We talked shop and he listened as i rambled on about the remodel i did in my kitchen, he gave me some ideas to add on to it. He could have been like Im here to do my job and thats is, but he took the time to do his job and spare a few minutes talking which is a good thing in this fast paced world. He offered to be my regular tech which I will gladly accept. The last guy who came was good too, and he mentioned to write a review for him if i thought he did good. I didn't get around to it so i apologize to him for that. Sebastion didn't bring it up to get me to do it when he was done he was ready to leave. I asked him about it so i could give him a good review. So hope his boss see's this and see's how the little things can make a world of difference. Great job Sebastian L.
Don't expect to get what you see in pics at Aspen Heights San Antonio but you won't know this until AFTER contracts are signed. On move-in day the front door lock does not work, light fixtures have non-working or no bulbs, closet shelves are broken, showers have mold, carpet is stained, concrete floors look nasty, ice maker does not work and there is an extra fee PER MONTH for the junk they call furniture in the rooms. Do yourself a favor and save hundreds of $ by bringing your own. If you expect to bring your pet, be warned, not only is there a $250 deposit there is also a $250 FEE, which is non-refundable, even if your pet never makes a mark in the place. Another thing you won't know til you are signed is that you are REQUIRED to buy a renter's insurance policy with certain pre-prescribed minimums. This costs another couple of hundred $/year. If there is a problem with your room, sure you can move, for an extra fee of $250 even if THEY make a mistake on what you are given.
Im unsure about the other reviews, however i was approached by Ryan from ecoshield and i was impressed by the knowledge and courteous manner in which he was intentive with my pest issues. I promptly contacted him about starting service with them. Today he and the Specalist came promptly at the time discussed and they got to work. I must say i was v ery impressed at the courtsey and efficient way they provided service. My specalist were Phil and Tyler. Service was thorough . Specalist were attentive to my needs. Specalist even scoped out a scorpin lingering on my patio sliced him up in order to keep from harming me and my pets. Thanks Guys! Job well done! By the way payment for the bi monthly service was counsuled on pthe day of inqury and the day of service.
Working with TX Relocation Experts was wonderful! Moving nonetheless relocating into a new city is stressfull enough. Since I wasnt familiar with San Antonio I stayed in a hotel for 2 mo. before committing to a new home. TX Relocation Experts truly are experts in their field! They listened & made note to my needs & my "want list", the best thing was that they delivered! They found my new apartment with all the amenities to call it home! I love them and my new place! They are extremely professional & knowledgeable, friendly and ready to help! I'd refer them to anyone looking for a new place in the San Antonio area. PLUS...they know of all the best incentives and move-in specials in town! THANK YOU TEXAS RELOCATION EXPERTS!!!
We've had intentions to resume pest control service at our home since we purchased it and we initially were going to go with the company that the previous homeowners used. However, they charged EXTRA for flea treatment?! Alterra literrally fell from the sky the day after my husband and I discussed pest control service and we signed up a few days ago because they did not charge extra for flea treatment. Glenn came over last night for our first treatment and he was extremely helpful. He explained the service and was able to answer any questions we had. Even if we were his last home for the day, he was not rushed and we feel he did his job thoroughly! We hope Glenn is our regular service professional!
If you are seriously in the market for a new home in San Antonio, you have to visit Dreamworks Realty & Lifestyles. They have a total of 7 different builders to choose from, mortgage lenders, real estate agents, and an in-house architectural designer all in one location. No need to drive all over town anymore. Anything from new, custom, or pre-owned, you can find here. With their no-pressure approach, it's like going to a car dealership on a Sunday. What's even better is that with the relaxed atmosphere comes a wealth of knowledge from their agents. Dreamworks Realty has your back and that's why they've earned a 5 star rating from me. Visit their site for more: www.DreamworksSA.com
Dee McNutt, a realtor with JBGoodwin in San Antonio, provided me excellent service while looking for my apartment. I was surprised that she not only helped locate houses but also apartments. She was always available for communication and very flexible with her schedule. She was extremely diligent in finding me an apartment that met my needs. I would highly recommend her as a realtor. I recommended a co-worker to Dee to find an apartment. My coworker had been looking for housing that met specific criteria for a whole year and Dee assisted her in finding an apartment that met her needs in a very short period of time. My friend was extremely satisfied with her new apartment.
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.