The six week project went very very well. They included EVERYTHING in the original bid (except things I added later. There were no surprises in the work they did. All three partners participated in different parts of the project as needed. They were always timely, kept me informed as much as reasonably possible. Someone described them as “anal” in their attention to detail. That should be considered a compliment! I watched various times. The discovered that the ceiling heights differed in different parts of three rooms. They also found one floor joist that was wrong. They used their laser level to add 2x4s above and to adjust the floor so the new cabinets would fit exactly. When the new cabinets arrived they took the time to make certain that every one was vertically and horizontally level. That meant that the granite counter top measurement was effortless. It also means the countertops are now level! One sub-contractor was problematical but Dwelling minimized the impact and we reached an amicable agreement.
Several people said the project would not be completed on time (it was — except for my additions) and on budget (it was — except for my additions). Even the additional items were performed on or ahead of the schedule they estimated.
They minimized the construction “dust” and cleaned up the work area everyday.
I have had visitors who have said: “You have a new house” and they are correct. Thanks Kevin, Matt and Jason!
FANTASTIC! These people are not only superb technicians, they have the sensibilities of artists and look at the way details fit together. If they see a structural problem, they let you know immediately and give options for change. My attic remodel went smoothly, including the subs they recommended. Price quote was reasonable and they stuck to it. The project ultimately received a silver NARI award. I intend to use them for all further work on my home and/or garage.
Overall we had a great experience with Kevin, Matt and Jason! First and foremost they were a breeze to work with, very professional, very communicative, were here, on time, everyday (did quite a bit of the work themselves – demo, build, window, siding, roofing) and when they were not, told us exactly when it would be, why, and for how long. They were competitive during the bid process and made adjustments with subcontractors, and us, to get the winning bid. We started the process in August and they ended in November – just a few weeks off of the original schedule. They brought in sub-contractors for the foundation, plumbing, hvac, electrical, masonry and drywall work. We brought in our own tile layer, painter and did some other work ourselves – which they offered advice on when we asked. When there were issues that came up with the sub-contractors (and there always will be) Kevin handled them and kept the lines of communication as open as possible. He was also responsible for the contract, the change orders, the invoicing and overall management of the project. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to do an addition or remodel.
“My wife and I purchased a Shorewood house built in the 1920s that was desperately in need of a bathroom re-modeling. We contracted with Dwelling Renovations for the work in spring 2007. From start to finish, Kevin and Jason provided superior expertise, coordination and work. They worked comfortably within the proposed timetable, obtained necessary permits from the village without a hitch and timed their subs’ work seamlessly. Over 2 years later, we are still absolutely delighted with the level of workmanship provided. We cannot recommend them highly enough.”
“Dwelling Renovations were the carpenters for a major and complicated renovation to our 100 year old home a couple of years ago. Their work was impressive on many levels:
- Their carpentry skills are excellent, which is why the project was ultimately such a success.
- Dwelling Renovations arrived early every day, worked hard and never stopped for a break except to eat their lunch. It was amazing to see how productive they were each day and how quickly our project moved along because of their energetic and efficient approach to the tasks at hand.
- They were well organized and communicated clearly.
- They cleaned up considerately and completely at the end of each day.
Dwelling Renovations delivered a great end product and a hassle free process. We
highly recommend Dwelling Renovations, LLC.”