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Old 03-12-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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Default Contractor recommendation for bonus room?

My husband and I want to re-do the walls, ceiling and trimwork in our bonus room and also put in some built-in shelves and recessed lighting. Can anyone recommend a good contractor? Or tell us who to avoid?
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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Stephen Walters Fine Carpentry, Inc.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:12 PM
 
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I recently used a contractor in Chapel Hill named John Lamanna. He was quite good. Prior to using him I had 4 contractors (total) take a look and provide me with quotes. He was not the cheapest, but he seemed to take the most interest and work hard at providing a quote for all of the work I needed done. He was on site for just about two weeks. The work was done well, carefully, and he cleaned up after himself (he had one or two others working with him most days) each and every day. He was very good of keeping me informed of how the work was progressing and if there were any problems.

I am glad the work is done. I must say I highly recommend him. He really did a great job and was extremely honest and forthright throughout.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:42 PM
 
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We just finished our basement and added a screened porch and the trim carpenters our builder used were incredible. We hired them back after the job was finished because they made our basement much nicer than our main house! Call Bill Piebenga at 522-3656. Here are some photos, hopefully good enough quality to show their ability. These guys normally trim out $1-3M homes but the economy is tough so they are doing lesser jobs like my house these days!

Built-in cabinets to hide our water main valve and nicely trimmed room withi crown and wall molding:


TIG Pine ceiling with crown and flush mount heaters nicely trimmed:


Built in corner shelving to hide concrete foundation sticking into room and also nice trim and crown and cove trim:


Nice 1" thick lattice to hide ugly underside of old deck and stairs:


Misc "before finish" detail work:




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Old 03-16-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs, NC
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I used a father/son team both named Rick Andrews, phone #919-528-6514, or 919-323-5215.
I have received feedback from other people to whom I've recommended him and they have all been very happy and satisfied with the results. He's going to be coming back soon to do some closet work for me along with more wainscoting and possibly a coffered ceiling so obviously I've been extremely happy and proud to show off his work.

They were not only reasonably priced but cleaned up after themselves, came on time and were honest and pleasant to work with. If you'd like some pictures of their work, let me know and I'd be happy to send them to your email address. I'd definitely recommend getting an estimate from them before you decide. They came in 2k less than other contractors for the same work and materials.

Anne
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Knightdale, NC
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RDUbiker, nice trim work! And I have that blue in one of my rooms
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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Nice pics! I'll have to keep an eye on this thread. We've been thinking about finishing the storage room off of our loft.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: NC
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RDUbiker, nice trim work! And I have that blue in one of my rooms
I'm not giving you my opinion until we get some real furniture in there - wife picked it out. I trust her, but it's VERY blue!
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