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By: Rob C.
Garcia & Sons Home Improvement
I believe in the future of renewable energy. Our house has solar panels to save money on our bills (which are extremely high). I suggest anyone with a bit of property, a business or a roof to see if you can put solar, it's really worth it. Quick tip: we used www.mysolarinstaller.com to get tailored quotes for our home. They got us the top solar installers in our area to send free quotes...it took us less than a minute with their process and we got to compare apples with apples.
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By: Debbie H.
Crestline Builders Inc
If you take pride in your property and want the job done in a professional timely manner, I highly recommend Crestline Builders. The day of my fire they talked with me helped me realize things would be ok. My property was quickly secured. From that moment work began and a trust was built. You will never find a better group of people and excellent crew. I am so proud of my new apartments, more than I could have ever dreamed of.
By: genuineweb
Done Right Construction
Their name says it all. I have never met a more professional and productive crew in my life. Their passion for their work is something your don't see a lot of anymore. They built a custom wood mantel for my fireplace, grouted my kitchen backsplash, and sanded a painted my front doors. Everything turned out better than I expected. I will refer them to anyone and I'll be hiring them again for more projects. Thank you Done Right.
By: Unhappy C.
Legacy Homes-Olympian Hills
Waiting two and a half years to have warranty issues half fixed and some denied completely! Unacceptable and very unprofessional. If I could do it again I would not buy from Legacy Homes in Bakersfield. I thought for sure contacting the Vice President before taking legal action would move things along but to my surprise he was rude and denied all major warranty claims. Very dissatisfied customer here.
By: oldmanboz
Done Right Construction
I purchased a sliding door at Home Depot, and they contracted me with Done Right Construction. Home Depot was the worst experience in my life. Done Right Construction did the Supberb job installing my door, top notch work, finished it extremely nicely, cleaned up the job site, and were very professional and nice folks. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
By: Byron B.
Brightwood Construction
They were very prompt, professional and had excellent knowledge of building and design to help me with my project. I would recommend BrightWood.
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By: Sharon D.
Paramount Construction
Arrived on time and quality of work was excellent! I love my bathroom remodel! Thank you Paul Hill
By: Done R.
Done Right Construction
very professional and friendly
Tips & Advices
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. 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.
Absolutely ask. 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, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. Include this payment plan in the contract, as well.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work and all costs are listed in the contract, including details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
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.
Yes. 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.

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