We service all areas within Lebanon, Lancaster, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery Counties, And surround portions of Berks, and Philadelphia Counties.
Do you offer free quotes?
Yes, we provide free estimates in return. All we ask of you, is being upfront about your budget, as it will help the estimator maximize each of your dollars spent
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
When calling in to schedule your free estimate. You will be paired with one of our three estimators who is experienced and trained in the field of work that your requesting. The estimator will stop by to listen and see how we can assist you. We do not do any on the spot quoting as we take each project seriously and want to provide you with our best number. Typically, within a few days you will receive a email with your detailed proposal. If its something that you want to move forward with, your estimator to put the proposal into motion and gather the permits required and keep you updated on the status. Once the project starts your estimator will hand the file over to Ed Zeiset (E.Z) who is the owner of the company and he will be your contact during the project. He works hard to make it a priority to drop by all of our in-progress projects to talk with the homeowner and to keep tabs on his guys to assure you're getting the best. Your estimator will check in from time to time answering any questions that you may have with the current project.
What should I think about when asking about a project?
Ask yourself a few core questions as you begin to plan your project will help you discover the real, underlying reasons why you want to renovate or add value your home. Because although you may be thinking, "I just hate my kitchen and want a new one!" there are always deeper reasons that motivate the desire to change your living space. Our design/build team will also need to understand the inherent reasons why you want to remodel so that they can design the most functional and beautiful solutions.
How long will my remodel take?
Many variables can affect timelines, most notably the scope and size of the project. A bathroom remodel with new cabinets and fixtures might take three weeks, while a finished basement or a new addition can take several months. The process of remodeling isn't just tearing out the old and putting in the new. Homeowners need to realize, and often don't, the amount of time it will take. As the remodeling process doesn't start with demo. It starts the moment you call to setup an estimate, your estimator will have a written estimated onsite timeline on the tailored proposal for your type of project.
How should I prepare for a kitchen cabinet remodel project?
Before we start construction, you need an action plan for where to keep everything that is in your cupboards. You will also need a plan "b" for eating. Your estimator will assist you with a intended timeline on when these things will need to happen. Having these items figured out will keep you and your family happier through the construction process
If I do decide to completely remodel my space, what decisions are involved in this?
We know the anxiety of having a big project that affects your living area. The first thing we suggest you do for prepping your home for the several weeks or even months to come is deciding where to put the stuff. Take an assessment and ask yourself do I need a POD, do I have room outside to place storage container, or is there another room such as a garage or a basement that can be used for storage. Plan ahead for rooms that are "essential" such as bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens that will be affected? Your estimator will help with a intended timeline on how far into the construction process when these areas need to be cleared or will be out of commission.
What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We are a straight forward and upfront company and ask that you to be upfront about your budget as well. We take each project and focus on the highest quality materials at the best value to fit your budget. For instance, we can have two identical size kitchens or decks to be built or remodeled, one can be thousands or tens of thousands of dollars more than the other for it all depends on what type of finishes you request. So having a budget number in mind for your estimator will help him suggest what type of materials or designs he needs to use to fit your budget. Our estimates "unless noted" include all of the permit and township fees spelled outright. The price quoted on the proposal is the number you will pay at the end of the project. Unfortunately, we don't call them "discounts" which typically come from constantly over inflated prices so they can easily be reduced to show that your getting a "Discount". We feel that being upfront and giving you our best price saves you and our estimators time from playing the numbers game. "Example like a contractor dropping thousands of dollars to put their sign in the yard, or get even more of a discount if you sign today. That's telling you that they are feeling for a price and that they did not quote you their "BEST" number.
Can you help with the design phase of my project?
Yes, we can assist and make suggestions for your project design. Your estimator is experienced in computer aided design and can provide a rendering from a simple deck to a new home design that was started from an idea drawn on a dinner napkin.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We are fond of all of our projects and respect all of our homeowner's time. We have the manpower to take a new home from start to finish in as little as 6 months, or take the typical deck and have it completed in a few days. It all depends on the size and complexity of the project
Do I need a permit to build a deck?
Your estimator will know what permits he needs to fill out to build your deck safe and to code. Building a deck without a permit can get you into some serious trouble. Many people found out the hard way by hiring a incompetent contractor to build without a permit and later the homeowner is forced to pay a hefty fine to tearing down their brand new deck, or worse have someone get hurt because of faulty construction. Building a deck without a permit can also come back to haunt you when it is time to sell your house
How much will it cost to build a deck?
Expect to pay between $30.00 -$40.00 per square foot for a deck built with all treated materials, or $50.00 - $60.00 per square foot for a composite deck with vinyl railings. Talk with your estimator to see what combination of material and design fits that fits your budget
Do I need to provide the materials for the deck?
No, leave that part up to us, for deck codes keep changing like requiring special safety devices, special materials. Your estimator keeps up with the material requirements and with us providing the material makes the entire process much easier and speeds along the project.
Who will be building the deck?
We do not subcontract decks to other contractors. You will have one of our trained and well experienced crews there to assure that you are getting a E.Z quality built deck.
How long will it take to build a deck?
When we're talking about simple and straightforward 300 to 400sqft deck construction, our small 3-man crew can typically have the job complete in under a week. For custom jobs that require more complex installations and with extra manpower, could take up to 2 or 3 weeks to fully finish. To avoid unpleasant surprises, just let your estimator know what you're looking for upfront. We can offer quotes on customizations, as well as provide a specific time frame for each additional detail. A typical 16' x 20' deck can be started and finished in as little as 3-4 days. When a more complex deck can take up to 1-3 weeks. Your estimator will provide a estimated timeline based on your design.
What if the ground isn't level?
Ground Level or Four stories high, we have the skills and experience to design and build your built deck.
What type of payment do you take?
Check, Cash, All Major Credit Cards, Or on the spot Financing with approved credit.
Are you licensed?
Yes we are Pa Licensed and Registered in your hometown.
What kind of license?
Licensed in Pa as a Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor & Licensed as a General Contractor in your hometown.
Are you Insured?
Yes we are fully insured and exceed the Pa. minimum coverage requirements. Your estimator can provide you and will provide your hometown building official with copy of our insurance certificate at time of submitting the permits.
What kind of insurance?
For your protection, we carry two kinds of insurance: General Liability and Workers' compensation. Our general liability covers any damage to your home. Our workers' compensation pays anyone working on the job site who is injured on the job.