We purchased a new home (35 yrs. old) and wanted to do some extensive renovations while still still living at our old property waiting for it to sell. I contacted WCDB based on Angie’s List reviews. Chris Payson arrived promptly for our meeting and we discussed the scope of the project. We decided to hire them and had a wonderful experience with the company.
The kitchen was completely gutted down to the studs – walls removed and moved, plumbing and gas lines rerouted, old window removed replaced with a smaller one – brick floor jack hammered out – awkward existing sliders in dining room removed and replaced with drywall – walls on either side of opening between dining room and family room were changed from full walls to half walls to open up the space. The small master bath was also gutted – a fiberglass shower stall was removed and replaced with a larger, fully tiled shower.
Chris has assembled an amazing crew – one to be envied by any reputable contractor. From the beginning we were provided with a detailed contract and payment schedule – all the bases were covered. Chris also prepared 2 sets of detailed blueprints showing 2 options of how everything could be laid out. I had never contracted such a large project but I knew I was in good hands. The work began promptly after the first deposit was made. The workers always showed up when they were supposed to and put in full days. When they left for the day, everything was swept and left as neatly as possible. There was constant communication between the delightful Kimberly and myself. She was invaluable at helping things stay on schedule – always available to provide help or advice in making all the hundreds of choices and decisions that had to be made.
The workers were pleasant and personable and I came to think of them as new friends. Norm the plumber was amazing. He found and repaired many issues with existing water and drain lines that we were not aware of. While working in the crawl space, he found and alerted us to a major foundation issue that had been missed by our “professional” inspector. I felt he really cared that everything was done correctly – I truly felt that way about everyone that worked here. Brian was a jack of all trades – he did a beautiful job on the tile work in the master bath. Ethan the carpenter was wonderful and did everything to perfection. Josh the electrician was also exceptional – I chose to have a lot of extra electrical work done and he suggested things I wasn’t aware of or would never have thought of – he did an amazing job of fishing a wire about 20 feet through the family room ceiling down through a center ceiling beam in order to install a ceiling fan – completely hidden. On his own – he wanted to get our outside flood lights working – he found the problem and now they are working perfectly.
This project went on for approximately 8 months – at no time was I frustrated or disappointed with the work being done. It probably could have been accomplished more quickly, but I told them there was no rush as I was waiting till our other property to sell. Thanks to WCDB, we are now living in our dream home. If you want the best – look no further. Thanks guys!!!!!