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01/22/2017
By: Bill S.
Allrite Home & Remodeling
Had a totally different experience than the other post by Lupe... Extremely happy that we choose Allrite as the contractor for two major updates to our home. First we had them fully insulate our home which was built in 1929, so it wasn’t an easy job with a number of crawl spaces and an attic that is difficult to access. To install a ventilation fan, they had to from the outside go into the dormer that is above the bathroom. In there they found more dead space without any insulation and they addressed that. We absolutely can tell a difference that now I’ve had to half block a heating vent upstairs because that room gets to hot now. Second job was to replace the siding to the house. Here Randy did an awesome job of planning the job out. Gave us an idea of using two different styles of siding for different parts of the home and it looks awesome More importantly was his crew that did the actual work. Everything looks so tight, caulk lines clean and not sloppy. Attention to detail was suburbOne of the things we do is have my wife reach out to contractors first to see how they treat her, she used to work in real estate and is really good at telling if they are giving a bunch of BS or talk down to her. Randy with Allrite passed all her tests and ultimately we choose Allrite based on her feeling that they would do the best job. Their quote was higher than all the others, but two things… One – NO OVERRUNS.. even with adding a few things in during the job, he didn’t nickel and dime me. TWO- The quality was worth it.. When I walk down the block and compare houses, you can see the difference. It was well worth the extra investment to go with them and I hadn’t expected to feel this good about how the house would turn out. I don’t write a lot of reviews, but felt that Allrite earned it, that I take time to write this out. If you are looking for a contractor here in the Milwaukee area, at least put them on your list to talk to.
02/10/2017
By: Judi M.
Allrite Home & Remodeling
Their tagline says it all --- “If you want it done right, call Allrite.” Thank you for the great work your company and crews did on our house. The improvements made such a difference, almost like a brand-new house. The workers you had working here were not only polite but very conscientious of the surroundings. As you know, I have solar lights and bird feeders around my yard, which for some people could have been an issue; but for your crews not one was damaged. The workers tore off shingles in those areas, and everything was fine. Also, the clean up around our house each day was perfect.In the beginning, I especially liked how you took time to discuss the approach to a new roof, soffit and fascia, and give us different options to look at. The subtle color of the roof shingles perfectly matches our new front walkway. The bottom line is this --- we are so glad we chose your company and, without reservation, will highly recommend Allrite to others. Thank you again,Judi Murphy
02/17/2017
By: Robert G.
Supreme Builders Inc
I have no idea where anyone else is coming from with all of them being 1 star reviews. Maybe it was based on which property they lived in and the issue was the on-site manager.I lived in their Greenfield Park property from June 2001 to August 2011 and couldn't have been happier. Any issues I ever had were dealt with quickly and the one time they said they didn't receive my rent check they didn't charge me fees as clearly it had to be an issue with the mail (they gave me the benefit of the doubt). I'm back looking them up as I'm looking to move back to the Milwaukee area from Chicago. I lived in their 2 bedroom 1900 sq foot loft which I see is currently priced at $1140. Here in suburban Chicago I pay $1156 for a 2 bedroom 990 sq foot apt in a bad area with no underground parking. They are a great deal and great people. Loved Kellie, Carol, and Johnnie
01/16/2013
By: lesjohn
American Heritage Fireplace
I called 3 fireplace companies about my leak - this is the only company who actually came out and fixed the gas leak. Royal Chimney charged me $279 for cleaning, but refused to start up the fireplace or check the gas leak. They didn't even have a gas leak tester.American Heritage was honest and upfront about their costs - $149 to come out and the charge of the switch, which was $60. The technician came out, replaced the gas valve, checked for gas leaks after turning on the gas line switch and then lit a fire. He turned it off and showed me how to operate the switch too.Great company, great service, reasonable cost. I'll hire them anytime for more work.
04/11/2017
By: James K.
Supreme Builders Inc
I lived in their Oconomowoc building for 2 1/2 years 2012-2014 and was very impressed not only by the quality of the building and the value, but the staff was fantastic as well. I've lived all over the country, and this was by far the nicest place I've rented. The building I lived in is going on 25 years of age and is constantly maintained. It may not be brand new and there are a few buildings in town that are - half the size unit twice the price! I had to move for work in 2014, and was in Illinois and North Dakota. We decided to return to Wisconsin at the end of 2016, and waited for a unit to open in the same complex. Very glad to be back!
05/23/2017
By: Katy T.
Dornbrook Construction
Dornbrook took care of our new concrete driveway. Larry was thorough and communicated well during the entire process. On the day of old driveway tear-out Larry went over the plans with us to make sure we were getting exactly what we wanted. I told him my favorite flowers would be ripped out when the demo began, when I got home he had dug the flowers up and saved them for me! A very sincere touch! They completed our driveway in one day due to being ahead of schedule. The crew cleaned up everything and left no mess! I would highly recommend Dornbrook Construction!
08/23/2012
By: ericadler12
Nu-Way Builders
I had the pleasure of working with Craig and his company replacing my aluminum siding. Craig not only came in thousands of dollars lower than the other quotes with similar products, he was the one that you did not feel like "what have I gotten into"Throughout the entire process, he was great at communication, great with ideas and feedback and the craftsmanship was superior. I am completely satisfied and when it comes to replacing windows in coming years will be looking to Craig and Nu Way again. Before and after pictures http://imgur.com/a/RSXiU
04/11/2013
By: justmythoughts22
Keystone Siding & Windows, Inc
I had Keystone Builders install new siding and replacement windows in my home. From the sales staff to the crew, the job went smoothly and efficiently. I have received many compliments from friends and neighbors. Thank you to Keystone Builders for restoring my faith in contractors!!
11/27/2012
By: cheryl.rothering
Allrite Home & Remodeling
Randy is fantastic. I have worked with him on roofing and siding. The workman were great also. Explained what they were doing. Did a very fine job. Clean-up was great also. Integrity- excellent. Always pleasure.!
11/07/2016
By: Rose P.
Granite Factory
Had granite counters installed today from the Granite Factory. Absolutely beautiful! The installers were very professional and did an excellent job. Erich is a pleasure to work with. RJP.
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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