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By: lefko26
Epick Homes
We just moved into our new Epick Home two weeks ago and could not be happier!!! I purchased a new home in housing development 15 years ago and it was 180 degree different experience! Our previous home was outfitted with the cheapest fixtures, cabinets, flooring, and items possible; where in comparison, the base level of quality products used in Epick's homes is MUCH higher quality and we've been so happy. They bent over backwards to accommodate each upgrade we wanted, and we are IN LOVE with our new home. I read some of the negative reviews, and you have to know, if you decide to purchase a new semi-custom home, that you need to be very involved in the process. Keep a binder, be sure everything is writing and that you communicate as much as possible. They are extremely busy and you need to really be a good record keeper and advocate for yourself in your home buying process.That being said, any little thing that we found upon moving in, they are more than willing to fix and are extremely prompt and cordial. They bend over backwards to make certain we are happy with your finished product, can contact them regarding anything, and will go above and beyond what most other builders in town will do to be sure of that.Let's be honest, this is you HOME. Even if any of the things said about the realtor and other items were true. You just can't compare the quality of their homes and their home warranty with ANY other Chico builder. I'm an accountant and research these things meticulously! Would you rather deal with a few frustrating things (if that was the case) and have a beautiful, high quality home in an amazing location; or have a lower quality home in a less desirable location??? In the end, whether you get along with you realtor or not - its your home you'll live in for a long time! On that note also, there's really great people living here - so, on a personal and selfish note - only purchase one of their homes if you're a nice person who wants to be in a great neighborhood!Regarding the location - you just can't beat the location of their current development at Sycamore Creek. We moved from Hancock park, that is adjacent to the Epick development and we purposely decided to stay in this location because we have loved it SO much for 15 years! A few minutes walk and you are back at the mini canyons, foothills, jogging trails, off leash dog paths, and the back way to walk to Wildwood Park and upper park. Yet, about a mile away (perfect for a nice bike ride, is Safeway, restaurants, yummy frozen yogurt and the AMAZING Mexican ice cream place. Close to everything, near the foothills and beautiful walks/jogs - you cannot beat it.Angela M.
By: deboraschowalter
Four Counties Roofing
There are two roofing companies in Chico with similar names. One is Four Seasons. The company has new owners, taken over by former employees I think but I'm not totally sure. it was recommended to me by a handyman and one of the guys has worked there almost 20 years. The bid they gave me was lower than the other three I received. The squeezed me into a very tight schedule, got the work done pretty well and quickly without driving me crazy. They didn't use radios, yell from one of the garage roofs to the other to communicate, leave trash behind or smoke on or near the house and lot. They said they'd be there at dawn, about 7 or 7:15, and that's what they did with two truck and a tremendous amout of organization. I really like the guy who owns the major share now, and the woman who answers the phone is fun and pretty organized. She keeps the guys working. She is pretty talkative but certainly was not rude to me. I'll use them for the main house when it's time to do that roof, and am also using them to do repairs to that area where I'm taking down rain gutters. They missed some dry rot, the owner came to look at it and sent them back to get it done right. I then said "okay, that was a lot of work so now I owe you more" and he said "no, we should have caught it the first time". If they had caught it the first time I would have paid more as that was the deal I made, so he could have easily charged me the extra when they came back. That's why the missing star, otherwise they'd be a five if they'd caught that problem at the beginning. They are getting better maybe or perhaps you had the wrong company? The blasting radio sounds AWFUL! And to see someone outside your window early would be yucky. If it's the same company I know which guy and he really is being told by the new owner how to fit in better.
By: annieanderson
Glenn Schukei Construction and Roofing
It was fantastic getting my roof done by these guys. I was surprised by how nice and light-hearted they were when we spoke. They were quick and efficient, and I felt comfortable having them work on my home. They really got the job done, and I'd recommend these guys to anyone. It's a small company so I really got to know the workers, and I feel like their prices are fair. I only had them do my roof but I think they do all sorts of things. Check it out!
Tips & Advices
The most common types of roofing material are:
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Metal roofing
  • Slate shingles
  • Concrete roofing
Metal roofing material and algae-resistant asphalt shingles are the appropriate roofing material for rainy climates.
Houses located in  areas which are prone to wildfires, should avoid the use of flammable roofing materials such as wood shingles.
Not only should you ask to get in contact with past clients, it is also recommended that  homeowners visit projects currently underway to see how the contractor or company actually performs during a job. You can also go online and check out other customer reviews.
Reputable roofers do offer a warranty against poor workmanship. Additionally, the material used often carries a warranty from the manufacturer against defects (assuming proper installation). It is the homeowner’s responsibility to check on the availability of all such warranties before any work is performed.

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