Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What services do you provide?
A. Kitchens, Room Additions, Bathrooms, Decks & Pergolas, Tile Work, Soffit & fascia, Flooring, Concrete Work, Interior Doors & trim, Crown Molding, Tubular Skylights, Painting, Entry Doors, Windows, Drywall & repairs, Roof & Gutter Cleaning, New Ceiling texture, Pressure Washing, Attic Insulation, Screen Rooms , Ceiling Fans, Custom Window Casings
Q. I hear that the big handyman stores like Lowes and Home Depot now remodel kitchens and baths. What is the difference between the service they provide and your company?
A. We actually do all of the work, whereas Home Depot and Lowes subcontract the work to people you have not met with and have not seen their work.
Q. How many estimates should I get?
A. 2 - 3. If there is a substantial difference it may mean that something is missing from the estimate or that the contractor is not licensed.
Q. How long will it take to complete my project?
A. The length of time depends upon the scope of the project. A bathroom remodel will take much less time than a room addition, for example.
Q. Will you take care of permits, or is that up to me?
A. Although homeowners can pull permits, a licensed contractor will usually take care of this. If a company asks you to pull permits for your job, it may be that they are not licensed or have lost their license. You can check the status of any contractor’s license at the Department Of Professional Regulation website (https://www.myfloridalicense.com/) then click on Verify License. If you do pull your own permit, you assume all responsibility and risk for the project and relinquish many of your rights and protections granted under Florida law (e.g., Construction Industries Recovery Fund). Among other things, you assume responsibility for all insurance (liability and workers compensation) and even federal tax reporting and withholds for anyone that works on your project.
For more information, please view the brochure titled "WARNING: Pulling an Owner/Builder Permit is Risky Business!" created by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. by clicking here.
Q. Will your company take care of the trash and debris removal?
A. Yes, all trash will be removed from the job site. We pride ourselves on job cleanliness and daily cleanup.
Q. Can I do some of the work myself?
A. Yes, but there are limitations. Demolition and painting are some of the work you can do.
Q. Can I provide my own materials?
A. Our material prices are very competitive and most often we can supply these at a lower cost While we will allow this, in most cases it may not be advantageous to do so.
Q. Are you licensed and insured?
A. Yes, I am a State Certified Residential contractor (licensed) and insured and bonded. You can check the status of my license with the State of Florida at https://www.myfloridalicense.com/
Q. Do I need to leave my home during the remodeling process?
A. Usually no. Depending on the type of job, we will ensure you have running water, workable sink, etc. before leaving for the day.
Q. What could delay my project?
A. Weather, special orders, changes in the scope of the work, unforeseen problems like rotten wood discovered after work has begun, shortage of materials such as plywood following a hurricane.
Q. How do I pay?
A. Most jobs over $4000 will be on a 4 payment schedule of 30% 30% 30% and 10% when complete. Payments are made by check or money order. We will give you a partial waiver of lien at each draw stating that materials and labor are paid to date, which includes suppliers and sub-contractors, if any.
If you would like to pay with a credit card, that option is now available