Balfour Beatty Construction in Tampa, FL with Reviews -

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By: Todd B.
Ryan Homes
Ryan homes and their Tampa area crew did a great job building our new home in Cory Lake Isles. We wanted to write a detailed review of our experience to be sure that the team that built our home got all the credit they deserve. From sales information to move in, everything the Ryan team promised, they delivered, and we even moved in a month ahead of schedule. Our realtor was even impressed how the house was spotlessly cleaned on final inspection, the attention to detail and craftsmanship was beyond what we expected, it was obvious that the Ryan homes really has an effective set of processes for building project management.The sales experience started with our Ryan homes sales representative Ole Peitersen, who impressed us from the beginning with his low pressure, informative guidance about the building process. He helped us find the best model for our wants and went to bat to get us the lot we really wanted at a price that fit our budget. Ole eventually enticed us to close the deal right after Christmas 2013 with some nice appliance upgrades. During our home shopping experience Ole was one of the few sales representatives who welcomed the inclusion of our personal realtor Ronnie Preusch in the decision making process. 6 months of in depth research before the sale kept leading us to the same conclusion: compared to the other builders in the Tampa market that the Ryan homes in Capri Isle at Cory Lake offered the most value in build quality and price per sq foot compared to the other builders in New Tampa building in communities with fewer amenities in less convenient locations. The new construction homes at Cory Lake were even priced comparable to 15 year old resale homes in New Tampa. Tampa Ryan Homes/NVR Mortgage Broker: Bill Long did a great job steering us through the complexities of new construction mortgage obstacles and was pleasant and helpful from beginning to end. I work in automotive sales and finance and recognized that Bill is a truly competent and experienced mortgage professional. At no point did we feel that Bill was leading us to mortgage decisions that weren’t truly in our best interest.The whole experience could have never come together so perfectly if it hadn’t been for the expertise and craftsmanship of our Project Manager: Scott Smith and his crew of expert tradesmen. Site prep to move in ready only took 75 days, every stage of the build went together without complications or delays and the final product, fit and finish of all the tile, trim and paintwork is amazing. Even the landscaping and sod work fits together so well that it looks like it has been there for years.We realized that for us, it was very hard to find good honest reviews of home builders that were written by real people who didn’t have an agenda, so we sure would have appreciated finding some reliable feedback. So with that in mind I figured that when the deal was done and we were all moved in that I would write detailed review of the experience from a reasonable customer who didn’t have an axe to grind.If you are considering building at the Cory Lake Isles location, drop by our own house at 11023 Tortola Isle Way and we would be happy to welcome you to the neighborhood and share some firsthand tips on options, upgrades and lot locations that would have been helpful for us in the decision making process.Todd and Carla Benschneider
By: Jon F.
Skyline Construction & Home Improvement Services
Rick the owner is the most professional contractor we have ever met. His presentation and knowledge makes you feel very comfortable. He gives you all.of his attention and is very patient. I have to admit we would call him at least twice a day. We were ordering materials we liked and it was a confusing process for me and my wife. Rick and his team were there for us every step of the way. They even used heavy duty floor paper and blue taped everything so our floors wouldn't be disturbed. He and his crew even cleaned up every nook and cranny when the remodeling was completed. Impeccable service from start to finish. Rick was right when he said I'm not your average contractor. If your serious I will be here in the am. He was from beginning to end. We did not have to wait for him to return a week or two later like some contractors. We have him on our speed dial! Thank you Rick to you and your crew. Thank you for that generous gift at the end. A nice gift card for me and my wife. If anyone needs a honest reliable contractor. Rick and his company are the way to go.
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By: Bernie S.
Manhattan Hair Styling Academy
They did my hair 9 years ago,and I was very satisfied with the job.I am interested in becoming a hair stylist,and later a cosmetologist.I have a cash flow problem right now,and I hope in a short time to getit corrected.Is there anything you can do to help me make my wish come true. Thank You Very Much.
By: Jim R.
Ryan Homes
Hi Todd,Looks like you have been in Cory Lake for some time now. How has the experience been with Ryan homes so far and have there been any issues, and how did Ryan homes address them?thanks,Jim
By: Todd B.
Suarez Housing Corporation
Awesome sales rep at Oak Creek - really works with you. I wouldn't recommend using their suggested lender though. Greg. He's not "on top of it" in general. Adds up to a lot of headaches.
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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