Matching on Angi
San Pablo, CA
Basement Remodeling Contractors
My wife and I hired crow and his assistant at Time and Material at 2 different times for a total of about 6 weeks for our basement remodel. We would work on the weekends and when he was away as a cost saving measure. He never had a problem working around our schedule and budget. At one point we were even working side by side. Crow was easy to work with and incredibly helpful, talking us through the details as well as lending us advice and even tools for our part of the project. He was always punctual, professional and in good spirits. The work he did was very high quality and always passed inspection on the first try. He made it a priority to fully understand our vision and stick out goals as well as offering useful design ideas and workarounds for things that would not have worked out as we had envisioned. They worked quickly with a normal amount of unexpected hold ups (a day lost due to existing gas leaks in main line). He has an artistic background and a great eye for design as well as a craftsman's skill. He worked up to the point of dry walling the entire room and framing the new doors and we did the rest. The only criticism I could give is that as we went to do the final trim we found slightly off-level and off-square framing which caused us some difficulty. Though it is near impossible to get it perfect in that 1920's basement and, to be honest, he had to pull down and reframe much of the framing WE had done to meet code, so I don't fault him for doing it quickly. Also, although Crow is VERY affordable, he spent a good amount of time at the hardware store, buying things on a daily as opposed to a weekly basis. I was not there to oversee him, but I make this guess based on the number of receipts I would get with his weekly invoice (one time 11 in one week). You might find you can get an even better value if you can do some preliminary shopping yourself. Overall he was a great deal and great to work with. I would hire him again and recommend him to anyone for almost any home improvement project. He is busy, so expect to know the exact start date and project time to get him on the books.