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8774 W Adams AveTemple, TX 76502
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519 W Thompson AveTemple, TX 76501
Highly recommend AV Electric. I needed some electrical help when installing a water heater. I called and he was able to come out the next day and do the job the day after that. Quick, courteous and easy to communicate with. Will keep them at the top of my list for electrical help.
2201 SW H K Dodgen LoopTemple, TX 76502
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4509 Hickory RdTemple, TX 76502
Laura White Interior is my first and only call when it comes to helpful information aboout window treatment and updating our home. George and Laura are very professional and knowledgable about make your home look like a model home.
815 E Adams AveTemple, TX 76501
From Business: Let three generations and over 100 years of combined experience go to work for all your residential and commercial glass needs.We not only offer manufacturer warranties but also back all of our installation and repair services with a one-year service promise. Whether you are looking for slight window repairs or need a comp…
2501 Airport RdTemple, TX 76504
This is the best Chinese food around. There are tons of choices at the buffet. It is all fresh and very tasty. The hubby and I love the food here and our kids like it too!
1313 Industrial BlvdTemple, TX 76504
From Business: Established in 1942, Cloud Construction Company specializes in building commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. It has undertaken various projects that include schools, churches and office complexes. The company also undertakes addition and renovation assignments. Cloud Construction Company is located in Templ…
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4211 S General Bruce DrTemple, TX 76502
From Business: Bedding Express offers mattresses and bedding related products at significantly discounted pricing, minimum 20% off retail. We also offer a 10% military discount. The owner is a veteran of the armed forces. We offer free delivery in the Temple-Belton area on purchases of $299 and up. Most items are in stock and available f…
14757 Moffat RdTemple, TX 76502
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4401 S General Bruce DrTemple, TX 76502
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1802 S 31st StTemple, TX 76504
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We ordered a rocker recliner with my wifes choice of fabric. Took 42 days. Uppolestry job was horrrible. Talked to the Temple store, they were all talk. Talked with the HaHa Solution Dept in Okl City two different women;. SORRY your chair is within guidelines. A young guy from the store came out took pics agreed that the chair had a bad uppolstery job. Two weeks later no help. They won't even return my calls. I went to the store and the manager was "in a meeting".. DON'T SHOP BOB MILLS
Attention to all people that live in the Temple, Belton, and Killeen, TX areas. Please don't support Bob Mills Furniture. We purchased furniture from them and we explained to them in detail what we were looking for and they sold us this set. We had the furniture less than 2 months and as I was fixing the cushions on the couch and I happened to look at them closely. Each of the cushions looked as if they had been put together by someone in their first day of sewing class.I took them to the store to speak with the manager about it and they had their solution team reach out to me. When they emailed me, I was asked to send pictures of the cushions. So I sent pictures as they requested. I did started to look at the furniture even more. I noticed more damage on the sofas and pillows. The furniture was never inspected before leaving the factory. There are threads coming out on every piece, the furniture is shedding and so much more.When the service tech came out to view the damages, he said it was fixable but i would have to shave the furniture on a regular basis. I thought he was joking but he was not. I requested to have the furniture exchanged because of the poor quality. I spoke with supervisor of solution team and also spoke with the store manager, no one was willing to do anything. The furniture is garbage and i will never shop there again. The sales person showed little to no concern about our issue. Please spread the word and not support this company. Once they get your money, this is all they are concerned about.
Bob Mills Furniture in Temple, TX really dropped the ball with me. The only good experience I had was when I walked into the store; readily and kindly approached by a young salesman. I purposely went to Bob Mills Furniture store in search of getting a sleep test done and purchasing a new mattress set...which I did. I'm a disabled Veteran who has served well over 10yrs...the young salesman tried to get me free delivery but his Sales Manager told him, "No, I had to be active duty!" So, I had to pay for delivery (so much for respecting those who have sacrificed their time & lives for this country with Bob Mills Sales Managers). But thank you Ashley Furniture for honoring Veterans and Active Duty alike. I'll definitely be back.Next, I was told I would receive a call the day before my delivery date to confirm and set an agreeable time frame for my upcoming, Saturday delivery. I never received a call and whenever I called to check on Friday (with the automated system or customer service rep) I was told there had been no input yet, but I would certainly be called...I wasn't! So, when I checked late Friday night...the automated system informed me that I have a delivery time, pending for Saturday, between 4:30p-6:30p. I had plans that would not have me being home during this time...but so much for my life, time, or Saturday plans. And when I called for explanation...all I was offered was an apology and option to reschedule. Thank you for nothing but an unnecessary headache Bob Mills Furniture!In summary...I was shown no respect by Bob Mills Furniture (except for the young Salesman who helped me) as a Woman, as a Veteran, as a Customer, as a Someone whose time matters. I will NEVER shop there again and advise no one else to shop there...especially Women, Veteran, Customers who don't make it a habit to have their TIME WASTED and BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED! Again, thank you Bob Mills Furniture but certainly...No Thank You!!!
Food was ok the atmosphere was really quiet the waitress seemed bored and had really low energy we didnt get a spoon for our coffee we had to ask for one. When i was ready to check out the waitress had no change for a $20 bill and the waitresses started asking the other customers for change. I have never heard of a restaurant or a place of business not having money in their register it was a bad first impression i will not return to the restaurant.
Terrible...The wait for the food is long, they can't get the orders correct the first time nor the second...The managers (owners) have an attitude and are very disrespectful...The only thing good about the place is the waiters and waitresses...
Horrible experience. Purchased over $9,000.00 dollars worth of merchandise, and I have had nothing but issues from the day of delivery. Initial delivery: 1 1/2 hours late past the window time frame that was given. Did not have the necessary parts to put my daughters bed together. Delivered my $4,700 dollar mattress to some else on an earlier delivery, and tried to give me their mattress. Had to go back to the store the next day to try to get the parts to fix my daughters bed, and to have a new mattress made. One of the floor managers said that he would refund the shipping charges, but as of six weeks later, no refund. So the new mattress was delivered a week later, but this time they had the specific sides switched and we had to flip the mattress around so my wife and I could sleep on our specific sides. Some people may think I'm being picky, but at $4,700 dollars you would think that they could at least get the sides correct., and not have to flip the mattress around to make up for their mistake. Now for the straw that broke the camel's back, or better yet my back. At the point of sell, we were informed that if we purchased the mattress protector, we would have 90 nights to try out the mattress, and if we were not satisfied, we could return the mattress and only be out a 10% restocking fee. You can even view ole bob mills himself at http://www.bobmillsfurniture.com/bob-mills-sleep-spa.asp where he says 90 nites for 90 nites or it's 90% free. Well, what they don't inform you is you can not get a refund. What you get is the pleasure of, in my case, paying $470 (10% restock fee) and then using the remaining $4,230 to purchase another bob mills mattress of equal or greater value. Yeah. Complete rip off. This was not expressed to my wife and I at the point of sale, and only brought up to my attention once I requested a refund. The floor manager informed me that they do not take back mattresses, and that no one in the business does. Well, he is either ignorant, or just lying to my face, as I know that Mattress Firm will refund 100% of your purchase price of the mattress, up to 100 days. I also know that Sleep Number also will allow you 100 days and refund you money minus the shipping charges, if you are not completely satisfied. Sorry to rant, but after retiring from the Army after 21 years, I was just looking for a comfortable bed to ease the wear and tear on my body. Unfortunately, I did not receive that from bob mills in Temple, TX; only the worst buying experience in my life.
I dropped of a formal dress and man's coat. Both items were obviously not cleaned. They were wrinkled and dirty. I was leaving the country the next day and needed these items. The manager said there was no one available to redo the items and no one authorized to give a refund either. She said when we returned to call and she would refund me. I called and she has no recollection of our conversation now and says she would have never offered a refund. I told her I will not go there again and she said "Well, ma'am you have only been here once." Seriously! Does that matter? Customer Service?
This is labeled under urban spoon as fine dining, but it's not quite. The food is superb, and huge portions. You definitely get what you pay for. Every bite was delicious. I had the vegetarian sampler and was amazed at everything, and my husband had a ribeye, which I also tried and it was perfection. But the atmosphere is closer to a western sizzlin'. Of course, we were there when the party room was completely packed with a very rambunctious, probably drunk crowd, but even the decor is not "fine dining." This is definitely a step up from some place like Outback, but not on the level of "fine dining." Somewhere in between the two. We will definitely be going back.
Absolutely HORRIBLE customer service!! I agreed to order a couch in October and was assured I would have it for Thanksgiving. A week before, I was told it would not be in in time but would be here the following Wednesday or Thursday. Thursday came and no word. When I called, I was told they would look into it.... After several tries to get ahold of Don (sales person) or Dustin (sales manager), I was finally told the sofa would arrive December 19! I told them that was unacceptable and I wanted a refund. Dustin told me he would try to cancel it and would get back to me that day. Again, never heard from him and efforts to call were always met with "He's with a customer" or "He stepped out". Never ever deal with this store!
OKC STORE IS GREAT !!!!! Customer service at the Temple store is just one step below a thrift store - horrible. I purchased an item, but it was not in the store. I asked them to sell me the floor model, "we can't do that". So they ordered it - should have been here the following Sunday, but the sales person said "I'll check up on this daily to be sure everything is okay" with my order. Sunday came - no bad news from the sales man, so I went to the store to pick up my items - no furniture and no sales guy. So I called Dustin (manager) who told me HE would take care of things - offered me the floor model at a discount. I said I'd wait for the new item. He said it would be here Wednesday. He called Tuesday, said it was in the store. I showed up Wednesday (3rd time now) and they said they would get the item for me. Other people came/went with their stuff, but mine did not come out. So, I asked for a refund - another store manager comes out (Nelson) to tell me he was sorry and he would fix thinkgs - then walks off. A few minutes later, he calls his clerk to tell her to tell me my furniture is ready. Interesting, but at this point I thought they should give me a refund or offer me something. All i got was zero customer service - and after a little under an hour in the store, my refund. I'll not be back. If you have to go to this store, ask for Dustin.
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.