FD Building Company
New homes from $225,000 to $5000000. Whole Home Renovations from $175,000. to $1,000,000. Kitchens $10,000 to $100,000. Finished basements; $25,000 to $250,000. Room additions $25,000. to $275,000. These are estimates only based on experience and your actual costs may vary depending on the scope of your project. Contact us for a consultation about the project.
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Asphalt Shingle Roofing, Barn Design & Construction, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Brick Masonry, Brick Siding, Carport Installation, Cedar Siding, Composition Roofing, Concrete Construction, Countertop Installation, Crown Molding Installation, Custom Home Bars, Deck Building, Deck Repair, Demolition, Drywall Installation, Drywall Texturing, Electric Fireplace Installation, Energy-Efficient Homes, Exterior Door Installation, Fireplace Installation, Fireproofing, Flooring Installation, Foundation Construction, Foundation Repair, Garage Building, Gas Fireplace Installation, General Contracting, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Inspection, Home Remodeling, House Framing, Kitchen Remodeling, Laminate Flooring Installation, Lighting Installation, Linoleum Flooring Installation, Masonry, Metal Roofing, New Home Construction, Outdoor Kitchen Construction, Pellet Stove Installation, Porch Design & Construction, Roof Repair, Roof Replacement, Shower Installation, Siding Installation, Custom Homes
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BBB Accredited Busines, A+ RatingBest of houzz 2013,2014 & 2015Epa certifiedOSHA safety certifiedCertified Andersen installer
From the onset of this project FD catered to each and every one of this Clients requests. They did not stop the project for non-payment once, even though we were in our right to do so.
On April 5th, the Client requested a special contact with which would allow him to successfully procure financing from a home line of credit through your bank. After the ‘requirements’ were laid out for us, we declined the project. The client begged us to do it with repeated assurances that the way in which the contract was written would not affect the structure of our payment schedules, we reluctantly agreed to write the contract as requested on April 8th.
Within our contract in Article 4: Provide timely material choices, this Client violated these parameters consistently, which ultimately led to the “missed” timeline. On 4/19 (as per our contract) we provided you with an itemized list of fixtures and accessories that would need to be chosen. In an effort to reduce costs the Client decided to order items that FD normally coordinates. Due to the Clients lack of knowledge in such areas, he failed to order them correctly.
There were several exchanges in which the selected paint color chart was revised: confusing everyone. He provided multiple charts all contradicting one another. As of May 16th the Client was still indecisive in providing us the final color choice for the front door and second floor bathroom. In the midst of all of this confusion, rooms we painted the incorrect color (correct per the chart but incorrect to the client) but were corrected at FD’s expense with no additional fee to the Client.
Re: the Client’s claim of badgering. In Article 7: Payments Section 7.2 FD’s contract clearly stated that all progress payments were due within a 10-day period and any delay in payment was cause for a delay of work until said payment was received. The only payment that adhered to this schedule was the original deposit. Every other payment was received well outside these pre-determined boundaries. Furthermore, in Article 7: Payments Section 7.7 outlines the payment schedule in order to allow the client to plan these payments.
In response to the “11th hour fees” and over-budget claim, In Article 6: Extras/Changes Section 6.3 it explains that items not appearing on the original scope will be invoiced and payable separate of the original contract. This Client was also under the impression that if he inquired about having additional work done it automatically became part of the original scope of work (contract) when it fact was to be invoiced at an additional fee. The contract clearly excluded the installation of fixtures by the electrician, yet the Client was determined to expand the scope of the contract work with each request at no charge to him.
The Client also refers to the natural marble stone as “mismatched” tile in the shower as looking horrible and non- uniform, disregarding the natural color variation and situations found within all natural stone products. Yet again, FD returned to the home and replaced these “unacceptable” tiles at no additional cost to the Client.
Our contracts call for a single punch list with which the Client is to list any and all concerns, this Client did not furnish this until June 8th, and then subsequently began forwarding more items each day.