MICKEY HOWARD on Angies List
11 years ago
04/15/2009, 11:43 AM
Due to our time constraints of the inspection contract, we needed to find someone quickly, so naturally I consulted Angie's List. I found Stellar Painting and Remodeling, called them and explained our unusual situation and how we needed a licensed person to do the job. Our job could have easily been done by "just" a handyman type, but it required a licensed one. Often even the best of handymen are not licensed. So Stellar called me back quickly, sending Jack Wilson to come out and do an estimate, the very next day. Jack told us he would have Eric, one of his licensed people come to do the job. Jack e-mailed us the written estimate and Eric called us to schedule the work. He was able to come just a couple days later and finished the job in less time than estimated. In the few days that had passed since receiving our inspection contract, high winds in a storm blew off one of our decorative shutters from the front of our brick house. Another small job to be done, but it required drilling into masonry and properly re-attaching the shutter (it wasn't done right in the first place, causing it to just give way in the winds). Jack had agreed to have Eric do this job too. We were very happy with the work done, and so happy to have it done at a fair price, and in very short order. Jack e-mailed us the invoice for the work just a couple days later (a holiday weekend was involved) and we were happy to have the work completed way ahead of our required schedule.
We had an unusual situation, in that we'd just sold our house and the buyer's inspection was conducted. We'd had a Pre-Listing Inspection done, after which we took care of the few things recommended at that time, thus, the result of the buyer's inspection revealed very little wrong with our home, and little to be done. However, one of the three "jobs" for us to accomplish was to have some purloin joint/cross braces in the attic re-attached, since they had come loose. A fairly small job, BUT the caveat was that our contract required the jobs to be done by LICENSED professionals, in this case a licensed general contractor. Tough to find a licensed person willing and able to do a small job AND on short notice, AND who hopefully wouldn't charge us a mint to do this.