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By: Mary S.
Blue Sky Services
This is going to be a long review. I feel that I should be thorough and give a accurate accounting of how Blue Sky Services did our addition. Living through 4+ months of construction we have to We called them in April to receive an estimate for a couple of new rooms off the back of our home. An estimator called us right away and we scheduled to meeting him about 10 days later. Honestly we would have like to have them come sooner but according to him the schedules did not permit. When he finally came out the meeting was different than the other meetings we had from others. He spent WAY too much time "selling" their services. We were 100% on board with their process and were fairly confident in them based on seeing them around for years. Basically for us it boiled down to price and a gut feeling. Blue Skies passed our gut test. Here is something to consider. We had to pay a decent sum upfront to receive a detailed estimate. This was a bit of a sticking point for us. Their reasoning made sense. Needing to have plans to do our addition. As a consumer we had to ask ourselves if it made sense to spend money when there is a good possibility that the price would make our project cost prohibitive. We had gathered ballparks that seemed extremely low and some that were in the stratosphere.The sporadic ballparks spurred our commitment for a design build estimate. The designers did a fantastic job. No complaints. The lead designer followed through on all facets. Met us at odd hours. Really she is great to work with. We also met one of the owners during the process and he really helped wit the nuts and bolts and actually came up with some nice ideas. All in all they have the design part down pat. NOW the construction. Right from the beginning we felt as though the crews were playing catch up. A week behind then two weeks behind, our confidence waivered seriously. We talked to our p.m. every day and were assured things would pick up. Eventually Jason got the project back on track and "righted the ship". Thank the stars Dimitry and his crew showed up about 2/3 of the way. They were at work early and stayed late just about every day. They were very courteous and CLEAN. The did a great job one the trim and finishing work. A good experience. They exceeded our expectations with some bumps along the way. Our new rooms look great and we are happy. Mary
By: Matt e T.
Blue Sky Services
We are impressed by Blue Sky. Just finished our kitchen in the nick of time for Thanksgiving! My wife found them from our neighbors who had work done by them. So we decided to have them do an estimate for us. The sales associate that came out was Jeremy and he was great. Hew was definitely on the ball. He gave us a ballpark for our kitchen which was higher than the other estimates we got from another kitchen company but waaaaaay lower than a local big box store. Which was surprising by the way. Our experience was much like the previous posts I have read. Even though we heard good things, we were still nervous about our choice: a large investment. we were put at ease by the design staff. Eric 1, Eric 2 and Holly are as good as advertised. Cabinets look great. Tile is great. A great design and quality materials. There is not much to say about the work other than they were respectful and did a great job with details. We did have a minor problem that was eventually solved. I got home from work and realized that the sink that was already installed was not even close to the one that my wife picked out. I brought this to the superintendents attention. Come to find out it was a mistake on the granite fabricator. We did receive a call form the owner to let us know that it would be taken care of - and they did but it took a week to get the sink so that was disappointing mostly because we were sooooo close top being done! Another concern was the process. Having never gone through a renovation, I have nothing to compare it to. Numerous times it seemed like things were left unfinished or done out of order. We brought all of the items to our PM and he was always saying "we are not finished" or we are "waiting for inspections". Turns out he was right they did what they call their punched list to clean up blemishes. In the future we will have a better sense of what to expect. Just be prepared for things to go from rough and ugly to clean and finished pretty much overnight. We were definitely treated well and the follow through was great. We could not be happier with the kitchen. Thanksgiving is going to be much easier this year. Double Oven ^ definitely recommended:)
By: John C.
Blue Sky Services
My wife and I had Blue Sky finish our basement and upstairs remodel. We knew it was going to be a nightmare project from the start for me, my wife and four kids. It started back in September of 2013 meeting with the owner Dave Medvetz and his staff in our home in Wakefield. After many meetings with all parties we choose Dave and Blue Sky quite simply because they soared above every other company and individual we interviewed. We felt as if the project would interfere with our lives for five or so months seeing how we were told that would be the length of the project. The team at Blue Sky had both the basement and the upstairs completed and C0 issued the first week February. We are now settled in to the new spaces and we have just now had time to sit down and commend Blue Sky Services on such a incredible job of quality and craftsmanship. The family and I are most appreciative of Dave and his staff for always being honest and hard working and most of all respectful of my home and family. This was a major undertaking and even though I may of had some doubts about going over budget by many thousands of dollars we now know the reason for having a contingency 15 to 20 percent more budgeted available for the "unknowns" which we now know for the next project. Based on the turnout of our projects we had called Dave and referred our child's school principle who is now having her house majorly renovated by Blue Sky and their Team. My recommendation for everyone is to interview the person and not the price... Hats off to Blue Sky The Choma family
By: Joan T.
Blue Sky Services
Nice job guys.I got 3 estimates from contractors to do my bathroom renovation.I awarded the job to Blue Sky Services.They were not the least expensive option but I felt that they offered a better package than the other 2 companiesThe 2 companies that I did not choose were good options but did not have the design capabilities and a one stop shop I need. I must say that my experience with the process of getting contractors to quote my job was exhausting. Much like some other posts I have read,it seemed like a few contractors did not need my business! From the getgo the Blue Sky Services staff was pleasant.They sent out their estimator who was nice enough.He promptly scheduled a designer to meet with me to design a bathroom...OVERWHELMING! Honestly my head was spinning with the options for bathrooms these days.The only advice I can give is to be prepared to make a LOT of decisions.The construction took a lot longer than I expected.The estimator said it would be 4 to 6 weeks and I should have known it would be the upper end of the estimate.They have a great electrician.The tile installers were the best,they are true artisans and they are as good as advertised.But in the end I certainly was ready for them to leave my home.All in all it was a great experience as a consumer.The work quality is superb.Nice job.
By: Arthur P.
Coloso Cleaning Services
Coloso Cleaning Services are an excellent company! I wrote out a check for $170.00 for our cleaning and left it on the counter for the ladies to take when they left and the same afternoon the owner of the business called me to tell me that she had applied two separate discounts on my account and my bill was actually only $130.00, so I was given the choice of a refund or a credit deposited onto my account! I wouldn't have thought twice about the money I spent on the cleaning, they do an excellent job every time they come out and I have yet to be disappointed! I suppose I am just amazed at the level of honesty they have proven, not many companies will do that these days!
By: cbkirk
David Whitley
Dav-Bar,LTD painting did a superb job painting the Fourier in our home. They repaired sheetrock damage from previous owners who damaged the walls throughout the home. They completed the turn key job of repairing and painting the same day. This was not a job for the home owner, but Professionals. David himself was there from start to finish to see that the job was completed to our satisfaction. Excellent service and perfection!
By: terrance.clifton
Lulu Press
I have published several books on LuLu's free publishing site and i forgot to add my mailing address in order to collect my revenue. And they sent me an email letting me know that they wanted to pay the writer for their work and that he/she had forgotten to list an address. I just thought that was so cool of them so i had to say something. Keep up the good work LuLu!
By: Barry P.
Blue Sky Services
The team at Blue Sky Services were awesome! We could not be happier with the remodel. They are by far the BEST remodeling company I have used. They made the process simple and took good care of our home. The final work is better than we could have imagined. They followed through and made it happen. They have a customer for life! Thanks a million.
By: johndellinger
David Whitley
Dav-Bar recently painted my deck and did an excellent job. Not only did they spent many hours prepping and removing all the old paint, they came back the next day and reviewed the job for any touch-ups needed. The price was great and they stayed with the original estimate and did exactly what they stated. Thanks David!!!
By: Julie P.
Blue Sky Services
Did a nice job on our kitchen and living room. Quality is good. Price is average.We have gotten compliments from our friends. They had some great ideas for designs. Mostly we were impressed with the overall experience.Definitely worth getting an estimate from them if you are in the market for a remodel.---Julie
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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