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07/01/2017
By: Heather C.
Yeagle & Sons Construction
We are selling our house and had some small leaks to fix based on our home inspection. The company called to change the first appointment the day of because they overbooked. So there is strike 1. Then they came out to fix our leaks as said. Took them 45 min. The next day we receive our bill, and it is $267 for 2 small leaks. I thought it was very high and upon looking at the bill, we were charged not only 1.5 hours for what they did (only there for 45 min), we were charged that twice because they had 2 technicians there. When I called and asked about it the owner of the company (John) and told him that those leaks did not require 2 technicians, he proceeded to tell me that the job after ours requires 2 so it didn't make sense to leave one guy at the shop and then have to go back and get him later, so they both came to my house...that is not ok. I am not responsible for the job after mine. If my job is small enough to require only one person than I should be charged just for that person doing the job and only for the 45 min it required! Also, found out that they found a leak in the shower (we did not ask or tell them to fix this!) and they took it upon themselves to fix that leak instead of the original leak on the master bathtub so they called my realtor and made another appointment to come back out and fix the original leak that was supposed to be fixed. This company is rude and unprofessional and will try to rip you off any chance they get! DO NOT hire these crooks!
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05/23/2017
By: Patrick C.
Jeremiah Rex Smith Construction LLC
I had my drive way repaved close to winter but insisted it wasn't to late in the season. I had him do the work, he was replacing sidewalk also so the city got involved. And thank goodness or i have no doubt my driveway would fall apart in a couple years. My initial bid was about $600 less but nickle and dime a bunch of additive and extras because of the weather, not a problem if it was up front about the extra cost. put handing me a bill from your truck in the middle of the street saying you need more money is horrible. He also ended up charging me for a 4x4 piece that he said wasn't going to cost extra. In the end i'm sure it's a study piece of concrete but I have tried calling several times because there is a dip in the middle and water gathers there when he promised it would drain correctly without a drain system put in. In the end my driveway cost more then the next bid and they were going to put in a drench drain system and do it correctly. Don't trust what this guy says, and his opinion is not right regardless of his nice trusting demeanor. Cross checking what he saying with half a dozen other concrete companies he has come up full of crap. Very frustrated i spend that much money when i know for a fact i could of got a better driveway with proper draining for less money in the end.
01/11/2017
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.
01/11/2017
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.
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01/11/2017
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.
12/04/2016
By: oko093
Black Granite Installations
Save your self the grief that I've experienced since having Black Granite install my granite counter-tops. Black Granite installed my counter-tops in the fall of 2012. Shortly after the installation took place I noticed a crack in the narrow piece in-front of my sink. The crack(not a seam) was very much a surprise to me and was very upsetting. Upon closer inspection, I learned that the crack was filled with epoxy. Regardless of the fact that the epoxy didn't do it's job, the fact that they hid the crack from me is what is most upsetting. Now after months trying to come to a resolution I'm told that they aren't responsible for the crack (despite the fact that the crack occurred upon installation and their attempt to hide it from me was a failure). This is a poorly operated company that uses inexperienced amateursThink twice before hiring them to do your granite install!!!!
12/04/2016
By: Mark V.
Black Granite Installations
My wife and I chose to use black granite because of local friend recommended them. After our experience none of us will ever recommend them again. We were told 2 days before install that they misquoted us 2k dollars. They told us they quoted us for quartz not granite but I have a quote Steve sent us that clearly shows granite. My wife and I also told them from the beginning we didnt want quartz only granite. Anyways we ended up going to another local granite shop called bedrock they gave us the exact same granite we were suppose to get with black granite for $1500 less the black granite tried to charge us and they guarantee to have it installed within 10 days. Black granite put us in a crappy situation and wouldnt help us or work with price at all even though it was there fault. They also cost me a lot of money because we now had to reschedule the backsplash install and appliances. I personally would never recommend working with these guys. They dont stand by there word and they could careless. Best of luck
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08/26/2015
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.
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08/20/2015
By: Soror V.
Jeremiah Rex Smith Construction LLC
Mr. Smith presents himself as a real nice guy, but eventually becomes too opinionated & over-bearing - much like a used car salesman! After showing him what was wanted & what to stay away from, he did as he damned-well pleased, killed my lawn & rose bush, piled dirt on my water-feature/rock garden, bent the decorative fencing & prepared to pour concrete right where HE wanted it - I DIDN'T! I asked his workers to stop, but they refused, saying they would only take orders from him! When did the CUSTOMER stop being right??? Apparently, as soon as you hire Jeremiah Rex Smith for the job! My 85 yr. old mom, who's been part of this project, is so easily swayed back & forth by smooth-talkers such as this that she doesn't even remember the original plan & just bends over & takes it! PLEASE BEWARE of contractors, landscapers, etc. because they are very good at taking advantage of seniors & their sometimes muddled thinking. I'm SUPPOSED to be here to keep that from happening, but it rarely works! And this guy wants to do what HE wants to do & the devil take the hindmost! If you want YOUR job done YOUR way, this is NOT the company for you! one star is too many!
05/18/2015
By: Allan S.
Paul Shupe Construction, Inc.
This review is geared toward the business structure more than anything else with Jared Shupe Constuction. We just completed building a home with Jared Shupe and the home is more than exceptional. It is almost exactly what we pictured and is customized to our liking. Of course, there were some hiccups along the way that were resolved but I think that happens with most all builders.The issue we had was with our property the home was built on. We purchased an upgraded lot and expected most if not all of the lot to be usable. Since the foundation was poured, we asked Jared Shupe to remove the Mountain in our back yard, it extended nearly 30 square feet inside our property. We did not want to pay for the lot if it was not mostly usable. A big concern we had was not being able to place a fence around our yard because of the mountain. We tried reasoning and negotiating with him, but his answer was always no. We were upset because we could not speak with him directly. It was always through a chain of people. They were not transparent and did not give us any reasoning behind their unwillingness to comply. All we heard is no, we will not do this. We knew the reasoning though. They were upset because of the contracted price we agreed to. We believe they thought the price was too low and they wanted us to pay more to grade our lot better. WE WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF THIS FROM THEM UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. This was only an assumption on our end, but it has rung true through the entire building process.We finally came to an agreement that they would pay the excavator for one hour of work and that we would be responsible to pay the rest. We agreed immediately. Had this conversation happened at the beginning of the process when we first brought it up, both parties would have been satisfied and hard feelings would not have been there.I respect him as a person and like I said, we are satisfied with his work. Our home is nearly exactly how we wanted it and we do not have any complaints with that. Our only complaint is transparency. We feel we were treated unfairly and that they lack professionalism.
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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