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By: Stephen R.
Perry Realty Inc
You know that feeling when you expect something to be bad, then when it actually happens it's not nearly as bad as you imagined - that's not this review of Perry Homes, it was worse! I've never built a home before, so maybe this is normal, but my experience with Perry Homes Utah (Murray Office) has been quite disappointing. Things to look out for:1. Sales agents are terribly disorganized, they're still faxing and handwriting addendums that look like MD scripts (check out Docusign people, it's 2015). Very difficult to resolve disputes when only handwriting experts can read the start sheet.2. Once they have your earnest money, all bets are off. Agent promised a 6 week close; hope you like staying in hotels because that's where you'll be staying for a month after the 6 week mark.3. If you want upgrades (other than appliances), you have to pay the sub-contractor direct, in cash with no written warranties and no resolution assistance via Perry Homes (cabinets, electrical, landscaping). A ceiling fan went missing and we were told "this is why we encourage our buyers not to upgrade, we can't be liable for loss of property". What??? I'm supposed to sit around and wait for all my stuff to get installed?4. If you like to look at piles of garbage, Perry Homes is your builder. They use the vacant adjacent lots to stage the building process. 10 feet from the property line site a pile of trash, boards, beer bottles, and concrete globs. When I asked the agent at the model home if it's normal for them to leave trash behind, she said she would have them clean it up. A month later, I emailed the Homeowner Protection Department, which forwarded by request to the Foreman who replied "it's not his lot, he shouldn't worry about it". Where is Mrs. Perry in all of this, these people need a mother to paddle their butts.5. Once you close get ready to get your "nag" on. 8 weeks after close, multiple punch list items are still unresolved.So, how likely would I be to refer a friend or family member to Perry Homes - not likely at all.PS, home quality is actually not bad, goes to show that it's the people that make all the difference.
By: Jeremiah S.
Jeremiah Rex Smith Construction LLC
I am the owner of Jeremiah Rex Smith Construction and wanted to reply to the review from Soror V. and set the record straight. I received the following letter from the owner of this job."Jeremiah did commendable work in my back yard. He is a fine, gentle, competent man whose work is flawless. But the renter at this property took a dislike to Jeremiah so decided to post a derogatory review on him. This is my desire to set the situation right. I would not hesitate to hire him again. I recommend him to anyone wanting an excellent job... You will be glad you did! –D. Petersen. September 2015."This home owner actually hired me back to do a second job for her at her home one month later.
By: Susan M.
Jeremiah Rex Smith Construction LLC
Jeremiah Rex Smith and his crew has done several jobs for me at home: Two concrete jobs, which were done with care, using great technique, on time, and the envy of the neighborhood. We discussed details ahead of time, answered every question, before and during the work. I used his company because he stressed craftsmanship and had a crew that had been working with him for a long time. All were very responsible. He always listened to what I needed to be done.Jeremiah also acted as general contractor for a deck. He made the project flow smoothly and matched the job to some excellent sub contractors. I will be using him again in the future.
By: teresa.bateman.96
Kay Lyn Construction Inc
After being in business together as father and son for nearly 15 years they have built up a reputation of being honest hard workers. Having the customer leave a house key is not unusal - they have great connections to get the best work for the best price. Remodels, kirchens, bathrooms, new sheds, patios, new structures and commercial. The are one of only a few small businesses who have made through two recessions. Proud of my boys - please give them a try!!
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By: Kelly L.
Jeremiah Rex Smith Construction LLC
I recently worked with Jeremiah Rex and thought he did a great job.He started on time and finished before expected with a product I can be proud of. Thanks for a job well done.
By: Paul D.
Tholen Custom Homes Inc
Tholen built my last home. Sterling is a master at what he does. The job gets done, gets done on time and on budget.
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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