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DBS Remodel

Founded 1986 • With Angi since November 2009

5.0

(19) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

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488 Freedom Plains Rd Suite 130

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Description

Since 1986, DBS Remodel is an award winning design / build residential remodeling company that has been "Treating Your Home Like It's Ours". Upon founding DBS, Brian directed his efforts towards education, implementing fool proof systems, and helping his clients realize their remodeling dreams. Brian has organized a team of professionals motivated to providing superior customer service and impeccable quality standards in material and workmanship. We are Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists, and are EPA Certified!...

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A few reviews for this pro...
5.0

08/14/2015


JO-ANN G.

Description of Work
"CONTRACTORS WHO SPECIALIZE IN REMODELING AND RECONSTRUCTION. |1. REMODELED BATHROOM |2. REMODELED KITCHEN AND ADDED EXTENSION WITH BATHROOM. |3. REBUILT DAMAGED HOME DUE TO A HOUSE FIRE. |HONEST, PROFESSIONAL, CLEAN, QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP. ON TIME & POLITE. |"

Category home remodeling

5.0

12/18/2014


Anne Marie W.

Description of Work
Remodel of family room. Conversion of hallway and small powder room into full bathroom and laundry room. New windows and roof on three season porch. Repairing and repouring cracked foundation. |It all went very well.

Category siding, home remodeling

5.0

10/15/2014


Florence A.

The information helped me with the insurance company. They told me not to cash a check unless you know that it's enough to complete the job.

Description of Work
They were too busy to take the job but took the time to tell me what to expect from other companies. How to handle the insurance company. So kind and this was over the phone. They never met me. I called twice. I learned about them talking to a customer that was very satisfied with the work they did. Had nothing but praise.

Category home remodeling

5.0

07/29/2014


John B.

They were wonderful. We have to stop midway because my husband got sick. We will proceed with them. I think their price was one of the best. I would recommend their professionalism. They kept appointments on time. Overall, they were excellent.

Description of Work
They were doing the kitchen and bath.

Category home remodeling

5.0

06/04/2014


Mark B.

Even though we ended up not using DBS now -- out of our price range for what we needed, we will strongly consider them for major work like building an addition.

Description of Work
Came and explained their entire design and building process. Their philosophy is to educate, even without a promise of the job. They do an extensive amount of community education as well. A large part of their marketing, but of great value.

Category home remodeling

5.0

02/24/2014


Louis Z.

See above. It went very well. Materials used for the deck was Trex. Secured the proper building permits and final approvals.

Description of Work
Replaced an attached porch with a larger deck on the back of the house. They were a pleasure to deal with...very professional, good communicators, competent workmanship. Outstanding head of the company, Brian Altman, has a well earned reputation, for working with the customer. He understands what one wants and helps refine the project and then delivers a quality result. DBS and its employees have pride in their work and a wonderful way of relating to their clients.

Category home remodeling

5.0

05/30/2013


Kenneth P.

They have plumbers, electricians, etc.

Description of Work
DBS Remodel worked for us. They did a new kitchen for us. Actually, they did a total home renovation.

Category remodeling, home remodeling

3.0

04/27/2013


Brian D.

Received a quote for a master bathroom renovation. The bathroom is extremely small, measuring 4.5' wide by 10' deep. It has a single-sink with cabinet, toilet and topper cabinet, and shower stall (no tub). I was very pleased with the punctuality, professionalism and detail that was provided by the estimator. However, it is noted that the estimate was not free; it came at a cost of $400 (non-refundable), but that included an estimate for some office cabinetry and minor renovation in our family room. The bathroom quotation came in at $21,000. The original quote was closer to $20,000 but I found that some work was missing from the quotation (i.e., 4' high tiling on two walls, about 40 square feet). The revised quotation landed at $21,000. The materials allowance accounted for approximately $7,000 of the quotation. However, we realistically require about $5,000 in allowance to get the job done. The remainder (at $16,000) would account for labor. Since we thought the quotation was high (a gut feeling), we asked for two (2) outside quotations. Both service providers were culled from Angie's List (like DBS), and...their quotes were $9,500 and $10,500 respectively. Allowances were in the range of $5,000 for materials. Needless to say, we are going with one of these service providers. The odd thing for me was when I spoke to DPS about my findings and decision. The estimator didn't seem to care that I was not going forward with DBS. He basically listened and then said, "Okay, great, have a nice day." I was surprised at this response. Perhaps we were just too small for DBS to care about. However, that should be said upfront in a nice way -- and it could've saved me $400. What an unfortunate waste of money...

Description of Work
Received a quote for a master bathroom renovation. The bathroom is extremely small, measuring 4.5' wide by 10' deep. It has a single-sink with cabinet, toilet and topper cabinet, and shower stall (no tub).

Category home remodeling

Service Provider Response

Thank you for your thoughts on your experience with our company. At the conclusion of our mutual agreement to provide our CPE (Comprehensive Project Evaluation) service, the homeowners expressed gratitude for the education and level of detail for their project. This education occurred prior to receiving the other quotes and we feel the investment was extremely helpful in assisting the homeowners to select the right fit for their remodeling needs. We “do care” about you, and everyone we have the opportunity to meet and / or work for. We greatly appreciated your phone call to express that you were moving forward in another direction. After listening to your explanation, it seemed that you were happy in your decision and therefore, we were happy for you. We would have loved the opportunity to work with you and your family, however, quietly recognized that we would not be able to close the significant gap in estimating. We simply respected your decision. Respectfully speaking, although it appears that our cost is higher, it is challenging to know whether the other two quotes reflected the very same in scope and services. We deliver 28 years of high quality, exceptional customer service and professionalism into every project. Some examples of differences may be that our company installs electrical and plumbing with licensed and insured professionals. We also carry both workers compensation and general liability insurance, protect the home during construction, assign the project to one Lead Project Manager, dedicated to the project every day until completion, include debris removal, warranty the work, provide the same substrates at the floor and shower areas. This all does add cost; however, our clients have expressed the peace of mind that supports these decisions and investment. To be brief, we will hesitate to identify all the possibilities. We realize that every homeowner has multiple options in who they select to handle their remodeling. We are grateful for each and every one who decides to put their trust in our company. We sincerely hope the best for you and your family, and thank you for considering our company.
4.0

12/27/2012


Diane E S.

We were given a thorough education on what services would be provided. We were impressed with the presentation.

Description of Work
This company does a soup-to-nuts renovation. We liked that. However, we would have to pay $500 just to see their plans for our kitchen. This money would be deducted from the final price, but if we didn't go with them, then we would lose the $500. We were afraid to take the chance and went with another contractor.

Category home remodeling

Service Provider Response

We are very appreciative of the customer comments regarding our company, and it was a pleasure for our company to meet with her and discuss her kitchen renovation! I would just like to clarify her concern regarding the $500.00 initial investment to be sure that it is not unintentionally misguiding. It is stated that the customer would have to pay $500.00 “just to see the plan” and she has also implied that if she did not hire our company she would “lose the $500.00”. It appears that there may have been some miscommunication on our part and perhaps we did not explain this process well enough. The initial $500.00 investment was for a service that we provide which reaches far beyond “seeing a plan”. The service that we offered her is a Comprehensive Project Evaluation (CPE) which has 3 extremely valuable components. The first part includes complete design services for the kitchen including cabinet layout drawings and renderings. The second part includes the composition of an extremely detailed job scope which is a complete explanation of all work to be completed with a line by line summary so that no stone is unturned. This process is coupled with consulting from our DBS staff to help the client process and appreciate all that will occur. Part three includes cost analysis of the project relative to existing conditions, the new design and the aforementioned job scope. As remodeling consultants, I would not want the customer to feel like she was losing $500.00. For 27 years we have been educating homeowners about remodeling in the Hudson Valley and our goal has always been to educate the consumer so that they know what they are purchasing. The CPE process allows this to happen and allows homeowners to keep faith in our industry! We have found from numerous testimonials from our clients (as well as those that chose not to hire our company) that this CPE service and the due diligence on the front end of a project has been paramount towards their goal of receiving an exceptional remodeling experience. Their sentiments are unanimous that this service was of tremendous value. Most homeowners have minimal experience with remodeling and this service provides comfort and peace of mind which is often lacking in our industry! I would like to thank the customer once again for commenting on our company and for inviting us into her home! Sincerely, Brian Altmann President, DBS Remodel, Inc.
5.0

08/20/2012


Joe D.

They were very reliable. They did a good job. They are very knowledgeable and know what they are doing. I have no complaints at all.

Description of Work
They put in a front railing on my stoop.

Category decks

5.0

08/14/2012


Victoria S.

They were fantastic to work with overall! We interviewed several other companies, and they were the highest price by a small amount, but their quality seemed to be a lot better, so the cost was definitely worth it. They showed up promptly, were never late, and on a daily basis someone from the office called to check on how things were going. The quality of their work is outstanding, and their customer service is unbelievable. They have a really great website and newsletter, and even though the work was done two years ago, they still call or email to check in, just to make sure we're still happy. I've already recommended them to others and we'd definitely use them again if needed.

Description of Work
They built a new four-seasons room, including window installation and skylights. They also installed new bow windows in the front of our home.

Category replacement windows, sunrooms

5.0

08/14/2012


Kurt L.

The service was good overall. They really listen and they kept the job site the cleanest that I've seen. Their cost is high, but they take care of everything during the project, including subcontractors and the permits needed. We communicated really well, and any questions I had were answered. They're very professional, organized, neat, and hold to their word.

Description of Work
They did some renovation along with an addition to the home.

Category remodeling

5.0

08/14/2012


Wendy H.

The experience has been excellent overall! The owner of the company himself came to our home and spent a good deal of time with us, looking over what we wanted to have done. He answered any questions that we had and made recommendations about what companies we should visit for tiling, fixtures, plumbing, etc. Everyone that he recommended was excellent to do business with, and he communicated with us routinely. Everyone within the company communicates well with us, too. They're professional, thorough, and seem to be honest. Everything has been positive so far!

Description of Work
They provided an estimate for bathroom renovations. We've gone through the planning stages, including fixtures and hardware. They'll be starting the work in the fall.

Category home remodeling

5.0

08/14/2012


Louis Z.

They did a great job overall. They were very professional, laid out everything before they started the work, then completed the job. I got what I paid for!

Description of Work
They built a deck for us at least fifteen years ago.

Category decks

5.0

08/14/2012


Hughes H.

The work was done some time ago, but they did a great job! We described what we wanted, they came back with drawings and we modified the drawings to what we wanted. It was a good experience overall.

Description of Work
In 2005, they did some siding and porch construction.

Category decks, siding

5.0

03/08/2012


Sharon F.

The project went great. No complaints as the entire renovation took about 2 1/2 months. Given the scale that timeline is impressive.

Description of Work
DBS removed a load bearing wall and created an open concept kitchen living room and dining room in our home. The project also included a new window, french door to our porch and a new skylight in the kitchen area as well as new kitchen cabinets and an island. All work was done well and they kept their schedule. Mike even came by during the Christmas break to keep things moving. All in all they did a great job.

Category remodeling, home remodeling

5.0

01/19/2012


mark H.

These guys are the best! From the first sit down,where we weren't sure exactly what we wanted to do to the last piece of debris being carted away. We had a very detailed estimate from the start and they explained how if changes were made along the way we would be kept up to date with any additional charges. The work was first rate and all the help that was at the house was very courteous. They cleaned up every day. They started when they said they would start and if they ran into any problems, they would always let us know with a phone call or in person. The follow up staff makes sure you are completely satisfied. We had a very small issue with the deck about 1 1/2 years later and they were at the house within 24 hours of our phone call.We are currently thinking of having a bathroom remodeled and they will be our first phone call! There prices are not cheap but if you want a quality job done right,these are the guys to call.

Description of Work
We had all the windows replaced in the house. We had the den gutted, insulated and french doors installed as well as new sheetrock,ceiling and new lighting. We had a 16x20 Trex deck installed.

Category decks, remodeling, replacement windows

5.0

12/02/2010


mark H.

Dutchess Building Specialists did an excellent job. They were very thorough when they came out to do the quote and the quote was very detailed. I knew what exactly they were doing. They showed up exactly on time and cleaned up every day. The house was immaculate when they left the house after finishing the job. They were the most professional remodeler that I have ever met.

Description of Work
I used Dutchess Building Specialists to replace 16 windows and for general remodeling. They put up a deck too.

Category decks, replacement windows

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    Services Offered

    Builders - Garages, Barns, Sheds Front Porches Remodeling - Basements. Remodeling - General Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling - Sunrooms & Patio Enclosures Roofing Siding Windows

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about DBS Remodel

    How is DBS Remodel overall rated?

    DBS Remodel is currently rated 5 overall out of 5.

    What days are DBS Remodel open?

    DBS Remodel is open:

    Sunday: Closed

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Saturday: Closed

    What payment options does DBS Remodel provide

    DBS Remodel accepts the following forms of payment: Check

    Does DBS Remodel offer free estimates?

    Ask DBS Remodel for details on free project estimates.

    Does DBS Remodel offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    Yes, DBS Remodel offers eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does DBS Remodel offer a senior discount?

    No, DBS Remodel does not offer a senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by DBS Remodel?

    No, DBS Remodel does not offer warranties.

    What services does DBS Remodel offer?

    DBS Remodel offers the following services: Builders - Garages, Barns, Sheds Front Porches Remodeling - Basements. Remodeling - General Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling - Sunrooms & Patio Enclosures Roofing Siding Windows