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All residential electrical needs. service upgrades, panel replacement, inspection items for home sales, new construction
We are a small company located here in Ankeny. We offer skilled and efficient tradesmen to finish the task quickly and competently. We do everything from changing out light fixtures and ceiling fans to new home construction. Service upgrades and basement finishing are our specialties. As the owner, I am personally involved in each project we do. Call us for all your electrical needs.
Owner operated. Uses subs for labor & large jobs. Cost is determined by the job. No travel charges. No service charges. May contact through email.
He's just wonderful. I like the price that he charged. He organized all of that. He's an A all the way down.
Description of Work
We have a contractor. He's called K Square. He brought in anybody that we needed for plumbing and electrical.
Description of Work
The project started out smoothly. We were pleased with the pace and progress of the project until they got to the floors and trim. Our general contractor, Kent, personally, installed the new floor. After an entire afternoon's worth of work, we instantly noticed that it was the wrong floor and pointed this out to him. This was a step that was supposed to be performed by his "flooring guy." This mishap set up back two weeks for the right floor to be shipped only to find out that our flooring (#2, our floor type) was not available so he had to piece the floor together from grades #1 & #3 to get a blend similar to that of our existing floor. The installed floor looked nice, however the application of the wood sealant did not. The sheen of the sealant was not matching the existing floor and was applied with extreme carelessness. For example, no protection to the floor in the form of a drop cloth was used because the can of sealant was stuck to the hardwood floor when we got home one evening. We also noticed two additional rings of sealant on the floor where the can had been set down during the job. These rings were on a part of the floor that didn't need to be redone but now had to be sanded down to get the rings out thus taking off the existing finish. This created an even larger portion of the floor that was going to need to be refinished. Another example of the careless application was the brush strokes of sealant outside of the newly installed flooring. The installation of the correct flooring was done when we were out of town. When we returned, we came home to an absolute mess throughout the entire house as Kent did not tape off the doorways as discussed. Sawdust from sanding the floors was on every surface. Everything, including furniture, had to be vacuumed and dusted multiple times to finally get it clean. Also, while we were gone, the original trim and quarter round were rehung. They used the original trim and it ended up cracked in several places during the reinstall. They also used a lot of wood puddy to fill flaws. It also was hung at different heights between the hallway and dining room making extremely crooked in the new archway. This was eventually ripped out after we pointed it out to Kent that it wasn't right. New trim and quarter round were purchased at our expense, installed and hung less crooked, but still not to the height of the existing trim in the space. The floors were eventually finished by a flooring company at our request. They came in and sanded down the new flooring, coated it twice, then they buffed the entire dining room/hallway space and put a top coat on the entire floor. Again, the beginning of this project went smoothly, as this was all sub contracted work. The work Kent did, i.e. the floor and trim is where we had problems. When we hired K Squared he told us he had a floor guy and that we didn't need to hire the floor company that originally installed the floor. In the end, he was the floor guy and didn't have the knowledge/skill base to tackle such a project. His response to our concerns were bothersome as well. We hired Kent because he stated it was his job to "take away all the headaches." With that said, we had plenty of headaches and were disappointed that we had to first point out things like the floor being the wrong floor, the trim being hung crooked and how bad it looked with the cracks and puddy. Kent told us plenty of clients would have been happy with the job he did (wrong floor, crooked and cracked trim) but when we wanted his careless work redone and installed properly he stated we had "higher standards." He also said "I went above and beyond" to get the job done because "a lot of contractors would have left in the middle of this job." If ripping out an incorrectly installed floor (that was supposed to be installed by a flooring expert) and rehanging trim (which forced us to spend an extra $500 instead of using the original trim) is "going above and beyond," then he should be ashamed of himself. Doing the job right is all we wanted. These mistakes added at least 3 weeks to the project and extended our headaches; the headaches Kent said he would eliminate by hiring him as the general contractor.
Description of Work
Remove existing wall between dining room and hallway, then construct archway to connect the two spaces. The removal of this wall led to rerouting the cold air return, thermostat, home stereo speaker, central vacuum port, light switch, and one outlet. Also, with the removal of the wall meant patching the floor where the wall used to be and then installing hardwood floors to connect the hallway to the dining room and reinstalling original trim and quarter round.
With Angi since November 2009
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