02/17/2017
By: Alex H.
Stillo Construction
Stillo did a very lengthy series of repairs on our house. What started as a seemingly small job mushroomed into a much larger job very quickly as a serious amount of underlying wood rot was discovered. All work included, Stillo performed about 6 months worth of intensive work, stripping off a significant amount of improperly installed stucco. The poor initial install had caused some walls to be so severely rotten that the old studs looked like pulp. As a former contractor myself, I was very discerning and thorough in the selection process leading up to selecting Stillo Construction for this job. Stillo was 1 of 5 contractors allowed the opportunity to bid out this job. With all factors considered, I decided Stillo was the most fair price given their extensive knowledge, experience, large crews, and attention to detail.Being a 6 month job, a few issues did come up. At one point, during the repairs, a tarp blew loose during a rainstorm, and some leaking resulted. Stillo repaired all of the minor damage without any argument, free of charge, and made it look as if nothing had ever happened.In the end, Stillo was contracted for numerous jobs. Every bit of work, or change to any work was very professionally handled through detailed, and itemized contracts. Stillo also provided their proof of insurance without me even requesting it. They provided a $1 million liability policy.Stillo did an excellent job with clean up, and considering that they virtually rebuilt the house, we could not be happier. All the paint was matched perfectly, tile work looks amazing, the stucco looks great, and was done to code, and built to last. Every step of the way, Frank was happy to show me the underlying rot, and justify any work that needed to be done. Fantastic work overall. Without a doubt, Stillo has to be the best Stucco contractor in the Houston area, if not in all of Texas. I would give this job a 6 our of 5 stars. Excellent work.
11/14/2015
By: L M.
Iraj Taghi Custom Homes
From the start of our building process to almost 3&1/2 years after move in, Iraj Taghi Custom Homes continue to impress us with the way they handle everything. My husband and I adore our home. Amazing custom home builder and crews, high quality, professional, on time and on budget. Iraj is a hands-on-builder. He showed extreme level of personal commitment and organization. He worked directly with us throughout the entire process from beginning to end, making it a pleasant building experience with great advice. He was on site for the day-to-day progress and ensured all his experienced contractors stayed on task and produced a solid structure that we are proud of. Looking for Luxurious, High quality , Honest, Stress free, On time and on budget building project, my husband and I highly recommend Iraj Taghi Custom homes.LM
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03/17/2017
By: Deborah E.
NB Contractors, Inc.
I hired N B contractors to find a leak and fix after 3 other contractors failed. Everyone else had address issue through the flashing the outside deck and caulking. Bob the owner was the only one that took the time to take the floor inside the house up to see that it was coming from the outside underneath and through the wall. There of been no leaks since he worked on it. You cannot even tell the floor had been pulled up . NB contractors created an outside patio area and solved a drainage issue. Bob has always been professional. His crew shows up in a timely manner and cleans up after themselves. Bob comes and checks on all of the work. I'm about to remodel two bathrooms and NB contractors are the contractors I will use because I trust them. Deborah
05/24/2017
By: Ruskin J.
Marwood Construction
We chose Marwood Construction as one of 3 custom builders to bid on our new home plans and we think that this was one of the best decisions of our life. They were not the lowest bid but we saw the value in their approach. Their web site stated that they were trusted advisers and conducted business transparently. I can testify that me and my wife found Patrick to be very open and honest through the home building 14 month process. I will not say that we did not have our tense moments, but we learned that his recommendations were frequently the right choice. Our only regret is that we did not meet him before we actually designed our home. We found that it would have saved us some money and saved a lot of time.
08/08/2017
By: Jeff G.
ARI Construction
I had work done on my house due to damage from Hurricane Ike. Work was great and fine until last night during the rain. My new roof sprung a leak. Since I'm under warranty, I don't anticipate any problems getting it patched/fixed. However, they don't show any good business sense when a past customer, or anyone for that matter, is trying to contact them through the office phone system. First, your only option is to leave a voicemail. Second, 3 of the 4 voicemail choices are full so you can't leave a message anyway. I see a trend. They are not being responsible by reviewing and archiving old voicemails. I am very disappointed trying to contact them for a very simple problem...very disappointed.
05/26/2017
By: Andrew M.
Marwood Construction
As we have decided to invest a great deal of money in the master suite addition and remodeling project, we were very apprehensive. Patrick made our anxiety and fears wash away through his knowledge, professional conduct and open honest approach. He offered to provide his work through various services agreements if we would accept some of the risk. Although we accepted the lump sum contract, I was impressed that he was willing to provide us additional pricing options and was transparent about such matters.Marwood Construction also did a fantastic job on designing and building out new addition and master suite. They worked clean and kept us on track and informed throughout the entire process.
08/06/2014
By: Natalia H.
Farb Homes Inc
I am a real estate agent and recently closed on my third Farb Home in the past two years. Over my career I have sold six total and can say that I have had wonderful experiences with this builder. One of my clients is moving overseas and had to sell her Farb home that I first sold to her six years ago. I am glad to say it had no problem passing third party inspections and she made an excellent profit as the value has gone up exponentially. There are a lot of fly-by-night builders building town homes with no experience who do a couple of developments and disappear. Farb has been around, has experience and builds consistently good homes.
08/06/2014
By: Tabitha J.
Farb Homes Inc
I am happy to say I just closed on a Farb Home last month. I am an architect and have very high standards on construction and design so it is a huge accomplishment for any builder to live up to my sometimes unrealistic expectations. Although I did have a very detailed and exhaustive punch list, they went above and beyond and were very accommodating making sure every detail was to my liking. I highly recommend their developments if you are in the market for an inner loop townhome.
04/10/2012
By: mbautista
S B Lone Star Construction
I highly recommend SB Lonestar Construction for any interior or exterior repair or renovation. I have used several contractors in the property in the past four years and I can honestly say that I am very pleased with their work. Not only are they professional, but the employees they have are very nice and respectful. The quality of the work is an A+. They have done roof repairs, sub-floor, fence, paint, sheetrock repair and concrete.
07/19/2016
By: Mary P.
Kimball Construction Services Inc
John will always work with you to get the project done the way YOU want it done. They can do your project from the ground up or just a small remodel if you prefer. You pick the schedule and they work around it. They have done projects that take only a day hanging a door to more complicated projects that require the cooperation of the Architect, General Contractor, Several Sub-Contractors and Suppliers lasting over several months.
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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