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Abilities Unlimited

Founded 1989 • With Angi since August 2012

5.0

(17) Verified Reviews

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8915 Blvd of the Generals

Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Description

Custom home builder specializing in all aspects of residential construction with over 30 years experience.

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A few reviews for this pro...
5.0

02/28/2017


Bill E.

I am writing this letter to thank Mr. Darryl Myers of Abilities Unlimited for the superb job he did building our three car garage. After many years of procrastinating about building a garage, we finalized our plans and settled on a three car oversized design. All that was left was finding a contractor to build our dream. My husband went to Angie’s list and found Mr. Darryl Myers of Abilities Unlimited. He came to our home, sat and talked with us to determine what our wants and needs would be for the garage. He and my husband then went outside and took measurements. A short time later he came back to our home with plans drawn up that exceeded our expectations and with a price that didn’t “break the bank.” Wanting to assure we were getting the best contractor at the best price we did our due diligence and had additional contractors come out and provide us quotes. Abilities Unlimited was the only contactor that gave us what we asked for. It seems everyone else wanted to tell us what they wanted to build instead of designing what we wanted to have built. Darryl is and was the utmost professional at all times during the process of the build. He submitted permits and fees to the county and reached out to us to let us know that he was only waiting for permits to be approved. Once approved everything moved forward as Darryl told us it would. He was excellent at managing our expectations and we never felt that we were not getting what we paid for. Today we have our dream garage courtesy of Abilities Unlimited; numerous people have stopped by our home to ask us who built our garage and we have handed out the business cards he left with us and provided them our highest recommendation for Abilities Unlimited. Should we ever need additional work done to our home, Abilities Unlimited is our first phone call. Bill and Marge

Description of Work
Have a new garage built.

Category garage builders

5.0

12/04/2015


Gordon A.

Very pleased with entire project. Contractor was responsive, made positive recommendations that were consistent with the overall project objectives and completed the work on a timely manner.

Description of Work
Extended roof to cover a stair well that collected rain water.

Category decks

Service Provider Response

Thank for your trusting us to perform your work, it is greatly appreciated
1.0

10/16/2015


Belinda L.

No one from the company has contacted me.

Description of Work
I called the company on October 12 and left a voicemail message to schedule an appointment to get an estimate to have a fence built. To date, no one has returned my telephone call.

Category decks

Service Provider Response

Yes Ma'am we did get your message, but for some reason your phone number did not come out clearly on our recorder...if you would please call again I will gladly respond as quickly as I can...sorry for the confusion on our end !!! regards, Darryl Myers
5.0

04/21/2015


Scott P.

Outstanding work. First, can't say enough nice things about these folks. The owner was honest and upfront about our expectations. He explained several different options and provided us with a quote for the different options. When the project was completed, we were impressed with the quality of their work. Everything was done the right the first time and exceeded our expectations. Abilities Unlimited came recommended from several neighbors who had used them in the past. I'm glad we selected Abilities UL for our upgrades and give them my strongest recommendation! I will be using them again (if we can get on their busy schedule).

Description of Work
Upgraded and repaired our screen porch/back deck.

Category decks

5.0

12/23/2014


Amy S.

The service went very well. The staff and crews were all very professional and accommodating. They allowed up to make changes along the way. They worked with our schedule very nicely. They are very trustworthy and great at cleaning up after each project we had them do. They were very responsive through email and sent us pictures as needed. They gave appropriate time lines as far as getting back with details on the job. I had no problem at all scheduling the projects with them.

Description of Work
I hired the company to build a deck, repaired a porch, and weather proofed a dock. We also used them a second time to refinish a basement.

Category decks, remodeling, basement remodeling

Service Provider Response

I could never put into words how much it means to us to have clients that really appreciate our efforts to do quality work, thank you so very much for the work. I thank you sincerely for allowing us the pleasure to work for you, and allowing us to earn your trust/business
5.0

09/22/2014


Stanley V.

I was happy with them. I'm still deciding about which bid to go with. They had the higher bid but seem talented.

Description of Work
I got a bid from them on building a garage. They were fast - I had it in a week.

Category garage builders

Service Provider Response

Thank you for your positive review of our getting back with you on your potential project. We hope to earn your business with what we feel is the highest quality work, and better materials, in the industry, and this generally equates to us not being the lowest bid. Thanks again !!!
5.0

12/20/2013


Robert G.

Abilities Unlimited is the best contractor I have ever hired. I strongly recommend them if you worry about how a job will turn out. Please also see my earlier review.

Description of Work
After they finished the basement remodeling job I accidentally cut the cable TV cable. In order for Verizon to connect I had to cut into the basement ceiling. Darryl of Abilities Unlimited returned for free and patched the drywall. This was above and beyond the call of duty. He is a perfectionist and wanted the basement ceiling to look perfect.

Category decks, remodeling

Service Provider Response

It was my pleasure to be able to help out and accidental wire/cable cut....I have done so many mistakes myself, and wanted my guys to "help me out"...so I like to do the same if I can !!!
5.0

11/22/2013


Robert G.

Excellent. Darryl is the ultimate pro and is super easy to work with. He gives great advice with suggestions that we had never thought of. He worked around our vacation and other schedules. Our basement looks awesome and we have gotten lots of compliments. We got 3 estimates and Abilities Unlimited was the middle one in terms of price but what sold us was Darryl's ideas and suggestions plus a friend had had her salon finished by Abilities Unlimited and strongly recommended them. My in-laws had wanted to go with Darryl for their basement and thought he was the best but they went with a low ball contractor and regretted it. All of the subcontractors work exclusively with Darryl so things go smoothly. They kept the job site clean which was important to me because I am very picky. I strongly recommend Abilities Unlimited for any remodeling.

Description of Work
Excavated and installed exterior entrance to basement. Finished the entire basement including one bedroom, one full bathroom, a bar area, and family room.

Category basement remodeling

Service Provider Response

Thanks for the chance to earn your trust in working for you. We take great pleasure when our customers take our suggestions for their projects.
5.0

07/22/2013


Karen J.

We had him visit the site and we explained the work that needed to be done, what we were looking for in certain areas like trimming some of the tress and asked him to send us a quote. He quoted us $18500. My overall impressions of the company are very favorable.

Description of Work
We got a quote from Abilities Unlimited for some general remodeling, landscaping and yard work.

Category landscaping, lawn service, remodeling, tree service

Service Provider Response

So appreciative to this potential customer that we were given the opportunity to bid on this job to install a new driveway, which includes taking down trees/clearing soils/debris and bringing in hundreds of tons of gravel
5.0

06/24/2013


Terrence B.

We wanted to make some changes to our kitchen without going through a complete new kitchen renovation since our counters, appliances and floors were all pretty up to date. It went great. We met with Darryl a few times to go over what exactly we wanted done and he explained how it would go. Darryl was very professional and everything went smoothly. Any problems that arose he explained what all of our options were to remedy and move forward. It was a wonderful experience and we love our kitchen. We will use abilities unlimited again the next time we decide to get something done.

Description of Work
Updated kitchen cabinets. Removed two partial walls. Updated lighting. Fixed hardwood floors.

Category hardwood floor, lighting, remodeling, home remodeling

Service Provider Response

We are very gratefull to have satisfied customers, especially ones that are easy to work with and flexible to entertain our ideas incorporated with the desires of their own.Looking forward to the exterior deck stairs project they are interested in.
5.0

01/18/2013


Richard E.

The work completed by Abilities Unlimited (which was really in our case Daryl) was exceptional. After observing his first two days of work it was clear we had selected the right person for our project. His attention to detail was obvious throughout the project. The deck is sturdy with extra deep footers and he didn't cut corners on quality of materials used in the construction. I would highly recommend giving Daryl a chance to bid your next project. Based on our experience, I do not think you would be disappointed.

Description of Work
We contracted with Abilities Unlimited to build our AZEK PVC deck and to install two French doors. Darryl provided suggestions but never tried to push something we did not want. This is a lesson to be learned by some of his competitors! He patiently worked through the obtaining the appropriate permits as a true professional who did an outstanding job.

Category decks

Service Provider Response

We truly appreciate the trust this client put in our ability to obtain another satisfied customer, and to show our commitment to professionalism
5.0

12/19/2012


Susan S.

The work of Abilities Unlimited was exceptional. The motto of this company is "Perfection is our Standard". From the initial building of the framing to hold up the deck, it was essential to Darryl that everything be squared up perfectly. Attention to detail was what we saw. The porch is sturdy and he didn't cut corners on quality of materials used in the construction. He hand-selected the wood to insure that it was straight. Even the fasteners (nails, screws, etc.) had to meet Darryl's discriminating standard. Had to be double hot dipped zinc coated (not single hot dipped electroplated) for example. Everything was done with quality in mind. All of the 4 x 4s above the support structure were wrapped with aluminum. This was well done. He removed and replaced the section of the original siding which is inside the porch area. The new siding matches extremely well both in color and siding shape (the original siding-no longer made-is almost 30 years old). The EZ Breeze system windows move smoothly up and down in their tracks because all corners are square. There is an exit door that opens and closes smoothly. The hand railing on the steps is sturdy and attractive. Options inside the porch for railing varied as the project moved along. I didn't want the bulky vinyl railing. We considered horizontal wire railing, but ended up with vertical metal railing. The elements of the deck itself are white; the railing is black and is quite attractive. Under the porch he put support framing which shows from the outside. Even in this detail, Darryl wanted it to look nice so he beveled the edges of the supports. The people who did additional work-the electrician and roofer-were quality workers as well. Darryl has worked with people through the years who have proven their ability to do excellent work. He works with these people as needed for the project. In our case, we were very pleased that he had these contacts and they were able to do the necessary work and do it well. Because of the southern exposure of this deck we have used this room regularly this fall. The sun's warmth that is trapped in the room by the windows has made it comfortable enough for eating outside even in colder weather. Darryl kept us informed every step of the way of what was coming next, when he would be there and what he would do. He had a payment schedule so that we could pay as work was completed. Everything went smoothly. He kept his word. We would hire Abilities Unlimited for additional work. We love our new porch!

Description of Work
We contracted with Abilities Unlimited to build a screened in porch. Darryl suggested a system called EZ Breeze windows. This idea changed a one season deck idea to a 2-3 season deck/enclosed porch. During the planning of the porch, he offered ideas to consider and the cost of those ideas, should be decide to include them. He drew the plans to the 14 x 16 porch and the company took care of all the necessary permitting details. The project included stairs to the back yard. All visible wood above the deck support was wrapped with aluminum and is virtually maintenance free for many, many years. A portion of the original siding was replaced. They also installed railing along the inside of the deck because it is above ground. The project included electrical work for installation of a fan and recessed lighting. We had additional roof work done. Darryl took care of these contacts and people as well.

Category decks

Service Provider Response

Boy !! how we love to work for clients that can see our "labor of love" which is the amount of detail we put into our work, we are so glad it gets noticed and makes all the hard work worthwhile...thanks for the work, look forward to working with ya'll again.
5.0

10/17/2012


David C.

.The overall experience was fantastic. We had a few disagreements, but were able to work things out. This was the first time that we've had a house built, and to be frank, I was concerned about the process. It's interesting how people feel the need to tell you all their horrible experiences when they find out you're building a house! In this case, though, my wife and I were able to sleep very well at night, because we had complete trust in Darryl. We are extremely pleased with the results and couldn't be happier.

Description of Work
First, full disclosure: I have known Darryl personally for quite a few years. But I didn't ask him to build my house because of our friendship. Over the years, I've had opportunities to see Darryl's workmanship first hand -- everything from a house to a a staircase for a profesional photographer's studio to a shed. No matter what he built, it was solid AND gorgeous (I joked about the shed he built being nicer than the house I lived in at the time)! Darryl is a no-nonsense, do-it-right professional who takes great pride in his work. He's a stickler for details and, although he has a talented crew, insisted on doing certain aspects of the work himself. If anything fails to meet his standards, Darryl makes sure that the work is redone. Here is what Darryl did for us: 1) He helped design our dream home. My wife and I gave him a floor plan we put together using house-design software. He took it and made the plan "buildable". He discussed every detail of the floor plan with us and made some great suggestions to improve it. When we weren't happy with some aspect, he would use what he referred to as his "magic eraser" and redid it until we were happy with it. One thing we also appreciated was his telling us how slight modifications to the plan would save us money. 2) He worked with the county and us to get all the necessary paperwork done. 3) He went to bat for me when I had issues dealing with the insurance company. 4) He oversaw all work (and was onsite) during the construction phase. Darryl was always accessable to us and willing to answer our questions. There were a few instances when I called him with a question from the building site on the weekend, and he stopped what he was doing to drive over and talk face-to-face. 5) He was available to us AFTER we moved in, and he took care of even the smallest details for us (like a door that didn't latch properly when we closed it).

Category home builders

Service Provider Response

What a great client to work for, thier trust in me to provide thier dream home was inspiring, really makes the work we do worth the trouble
5.0

10/13/2012


Sandra S.

Mr. Darryl Myers was a professional through and through. He actually visited us twice to examine the underside of the deck, provided us with details of what would be entailed, and patiently took his time with us to answer any and all questions. He definitely knows his stuff but does not come off as a know it all. He was polite, respectful, patient, a thorough gentleman, as well as a top-knotch professional in the work he performed for us. Plus, his price was much better than the verbal quotes I received from the other two vendors. He provided us with a contract outlining the work to be completed, a payment schedule, and a final walk through to examine all the work. The work was completed in about a week. He also has pictures of the work he has performed for the type of construction you may be requesting that he keeps on a laptop. This is very helpful to actually see the realm of the possible. Plus, he pointed us to addresses of where he has performed work in order to review his handicraft. I am extremely pleased with Mr. Myers work and have no hesitation in recommending him for any work you may need for your home. We have some other areas we are investigating to have work done in and around our home, and he would be the first one I would contact to have this work performed, no questions asked!

Description of Work
We did our due diligence by contacting three contractors to get an estimate for the underdecking we wanted completed under our 75' by 12' deck in order to create useful/useable dry space. Mr. Darryl Myers, Abilities Unlimited, contacted us immediately after contacting him for a request. He made an appointment with us conveniently in the evening (~6 pm) when we had returned from work, personally examined the site, made some suggestions and provided a written quote within a couple of days, complete with some photos of decks he had recently completed. One of the other vendors also stopped by conveniently on a Saturday, examined the site, and provided a verbal quote -- nothing in writing. The third vendor would only provide a quote on the phone. I couldn't get him to visit us and look at the deck, because we did have some nuances about it that could be tricky.

Category decks

Service Provider Response

I am honored the client chose us to work on thier home and am very grateful for the work and the trust.
5.0

08/20/2012


Susan G.

Abilities Unlimited did exactly what was proposed and completed the job on time and within budget. We had some unexpected things come such as my wife changing her mind on appliances at the last minute but Mr. Myers accomodated us and adjusted the plans accordingly. Great man to work with.

Description of Work
Mr. Myers designed and constructed our new kitchen. We had a very small space to work with but because of his innovation and ability to create a design that utilized every square foot of available space; we now have a beautiful and functional kitchen. We love the custom touches and granite counter tops. We had some electrical and plumbing involved in the project and Mr. Myers had the job done in a remarkably short period of time. That was a blessing considering we have two children and wanted to be able to utilize the area quickly. Everyone who walks into our home compliment us on the kitchen. Abilities Unlimited also did work in our previous home. They built a garage and added an addition (family room). This company also added an addition to our current home off of our master bedroom. We just love the work and highly recommend this company to anyone who wants quality work.

Category remodeling, home builders, home remodeling

5.0

08/16/2012


Jill B.

Great new design of deck from house to pool patio. Darryl has a very creative eye for design.

Description of Work
trex deck and built in planters, seats and storage.

Category decks

5.0

08/15/2012


Steve J.

Abilities Unlimited is the correct name for this company. This company can do anything. They do first class work and take significant pride in what they do. They provided us with options for our new multi-level deck, with competitive prices for us to select from. They managed the entire project and completed the work on budget and on schedule. The multi-level deck has added much more value to our home than the cost of the work. On the ice damage repair work, I was leaving town for a vacation and they handled everything from meeting with the insurance company and making the repairs. I was able to enjoy my vacation knowing everything would be taken care of. We have used this contractor on several projects at our home and they will be the first and only we call in the future. You could not select a better more qualified contractor. I highly recommend them!

Description of Work
1. Custom designed (contractor did designs) multi-level composite deck with flagstone patio w/fire pit (2005)2. Repaired significant ice-dam damage after major winter storm on rear of house 3 stories high (2008)3. Second level deck repair after an earthquake damaged the structure. (2010)4. Partial Kitchen Remodel (2011)5. Partial Basement Remodel (2012)

Category decks, remodeling, home remodeling, basement remodeling

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    General Information
    Free Estimates
    Yes
    Eco-Friendly Accreditations
    Yes
    Payment Options
    Check, Financing Available
    Senior Discount
    No
    Emergency Service
    Yes
    Warranties
    Yes

    Services Offered

    Garages. Homes. Decks. Porches. Hardwood Flooring. Landscaping. Lawn & Yard Work. Lighting. Pools. Remodeling - Basements. Kitchen & Bathroom. Sun rooms & Patio Enclosures. Tree Service

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Abilities Unlimited

    How is Abilities Unlimited overall rated?

    Abilities Unlimited is currently rated 5 overall out of 5.

    What days are Abilities Unlimited open?

    Abilities Unlimited is open:

    Sunday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Monday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Thursday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    What payment options does Abilities Unlimited provide

    Abilities Unlimited accepts the following forms of payment: Check, Financing Available

    Does Abilities Unlimited offer free estimates?

    Yes, Abilities Unlimited offers free project estimates.

    Does Abilities Unlimited offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    Yes, Abilities Unlimited offers eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does Abilities Unlimited offer a senior discount?

    No, Abilities Unlimited does not offer a senior discount.

    Does Abilities Unlimited offer emergency services?

    Yes, Abilities Unlimited offers emergency services.

    Are warranties offered by Abilities Unlimited?

    Yes, Abilities Unlimited offers warranties.

    What services does Abilities Unlimited offer?

    Abilities Unlimited offers the following services: Garages. Homes. Decks. Porches. Hardwood Flooring. Landscaping. Lawn & Yard Work. Lighting. Pools. Remodeling - Basements. Kitchen & Bathroom. Sun rooms & Patio Enclosures. Tree Service