What you get from The Perfect Edge Remodeling Services:
We make you $$$$$$$.
(Because of our quality
of workmanship, you can expect your investment value to increase significantly)
save you time.
(Because we have a full crew for
each project, we will be on the jobsite everyday until it's completed)
provide you with a great contracting experience.
we communicate with our clients, you will always know what we are doing and how the job is going.)
will give you peace of mind.
(Because we don't subcontract
our part of the work, you will always know who is on the project.)
Remodeling, Residential Remodeling, Bath remodeling, Kitchen remodeling, Basement remodeling, Window and Door replacement,
We service Roxborough, Littleton, Centennial, Lone Tree, Highlands
Ranch, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Ken Caryl, and other SW Metro communities.
a link below to see our portfolios.
Industry Tips on Hiring a
- It is extremely important
to compare costs before making a financial commitment toward any home improvement project. You should solicit
at least two or three bids from prospective contractors.
- Discuss bids in detail
with each contractor, making certain you understand the reasons for any variations in the prices. Do not automatically
choose the lowest price. One contractor's bid might be higher because the materials to be used are of a better quality
or because the work will be especially thorough and therefore, require more time and labor. (A contractor could be the lowest
bidder because he is taking shortcuts that will compromise your project and create additional work later, or he could be giving
you a low-ball price to get the job and after the project is started come up with a large number of "additions"
that will add a significant amount to the final cost.)
- Ask the remodeling contractor for local
references (recent projects) and find out if these customers were satisfied with the contractor's work. If possible,
visit and inspect their completed projects.
- Find out if the contractor is a member
of a professional association which has standards or a code of ethics for remodelers.
your local BBB to learn how long a contractor has been in business and if the firm has any complaints filed
against them with the BBB.
- Another important matter to consider before hiring a contractor is
the matter of insurance. Ask the contractor if the company is insured against claims covering property damage and personal
liability in case of accidents. If they don't have a copy of their General Liability Insurance, call their insurance
company to verify their policy.
- Finally, check with your state, county, or city housing authority
to see if the contractor must meet certain licensing and/or bonding requirements in your area. If so, make sure your contractor
is properly licensed and bonded.
- Never pay a contractor for the entire job in advance
and avoid paying in cash whenever possible. (Ask for a lien waiver upon completion and payment of the project.)
Happy Homeowner Gone Bad! There are many horror stories about remodeling projects gone bad.
In order to figure out how to prevent that
from happening to us, we need to analyze the experiences of those who have been through the "happy homeowner gone bad"
Here are a few:
RPT-I purchased carpet and tile on May
31-Installation not completed until August 10. Poor workmanship on the tile. Poor customer service. I think Home Depot has
seen its better days and I am selling what little stock I have in that company.
with the Home Depot subcontractor have resulted in no shows. Unfortunately, I had more faith in the Home Depot name than
their reputatuion deserves.
Dorothy-It took Home Depot from July 19th to November
5th to install 8 cabinets in my kitchen. Their specs were incorrect and the cabinets had to be reordered. This was a nightmare.
Home Depot needs to stick with selling lumber and nails.
Zee-I had a kitchen renovation nightmare also and it
was with Lowe's. They had me order stuff that I didn't need, and left out stuff I did need, so I did not go with their
contractor. I hired an independent contractor that was able to right all the wrongs that Lowe's did.
S.-My experience with HD is not pleasant, I had flooring installed by them and had nothing but headaches from the time I
ordered it to the time they installed it. No more dealing with the "big box" stores. They use subcontractors that
are not pros and you never know who they are.
guymontag-The general idea (of big box stores) is to outsource
anything and everything to the cheapest bidder, squeeze the contractors dry once on board, then repeat the bidding process
once they go out of business. The trail of dead and dying contractors not only doesn't cost anything, but represents the
true saving by not bringing the work in house.
So, now that we know some of the problems, what
are the solutions?
Many people on these blog sites, remodeling websites, and home improvement websites have
shared their opinions regarding what you can do to ensure a positive and satisfying remodeling experience.
some people have to say:
Robin-It comes down to this-you get what you pay for! Home
Depot has great prices on materials for projects you are going to do, but when it comes to installation, they subcontract
out to the cheapest bidder and most of the people doing the installation are not nearly as good or qualified (or they'd
be working on their own) as they should be.
Tom-I empathize with your problems. Unfortunately it's a matter of
really researching who you're going through.Making sure they are certified, and more importantly, warrantied. All contractors
should be accountable for their work. Make sure they have a history, are licensed, and ask for references.
away from contractors who don't come with a recommendation.
The Dept. of Consumer Affairs says, "Get estimates
from several contractors, and don't take the cheapest bid if it's significantly lower than the others. Ask for references,
and talk to those references. Get a written contract. Get a warranty. Don't make the final payment until you've looked at
the final job."
Home Renovation says, "Be wary if the contractors you are looking to hire are
not busy. Get several estimates. Make sure they have insurance. Ask for references."
Tom Silva of This Old
House says, "Get recommendations, get several bids, set a pay schedule, throw out the lowball price, and get a contract."
And here's what my clients are saying:
is very thorough and does excellent work. He was also very conscientious of out time and schedule.He did everything he said
he would and charged us a very fair price. We'll definitely use The Perfect Edge again for other projects. I couldn't be
The S. Family-As many of us homeowners have discovered, it is very
difficult to find contractors that are reliable and have integrity. I have finally found in Doc, both a man with a plan
and integrity. His work ethics are professional and friendly. He was able to take over an existing job for us and surpassed
our expectations. He showed up on time, with the right tools and did the job as he said he would. Thanks a bunch Doc!
A. Corporan-I will recommend The Perfect Edge to anyone that wants work done in which he specializes. There are
no surprises when the work is half done or completed, his attention to detail is outstanding, and the time frame to get
the job done is right on!
T. Dopp-I'll definitely use you again. Excellent experience!
If you want a good remodeling experience, and a great final product, you will have
to do a little bit of homework.
1.Try to find someone who is referred.
2.Get more than one bid.
w/ contractors who make appts. and don't show up.
3.Get references from previous customers.
4.Ask for a copy of
5.Make sure the bid is very detailed as to what is being done.
6.Get a contract.
what their warranty is.
8.Don't pay more than 1/2 up front.
And don't forget to call The Perfect Edge!
8080 Westside St., Littleton, CO 80125