Project Description: Remodeling of Master Bathroom
Scope of job: Complete gutting of old bathroom. New floors, shower, electrical (fans, lights, outlets), plumbing, stucco work, painting, accessory hardware installation. New exterior window, new entry French doors. (Coordination for new vanity installation.)
Summary: A completely fine job, by a very professional team, requiring several critical design recommendations to achieve what we were after. Very well organized and managed from beginning to end, with lots of quality communication, listening and responsiveness on the part of Scott Liseno, Steve Meirdiercks and the whole team. High quality subs helped ensure flawless execution. Finished on-time and on-budget. No, it’s not free – but the effort required and the results were well-worth the expense of having experienced and trustworthy professionals handling the job. Bravo!
Some details: We wanted a complete re-make of our master bathroom and hired Scott at the recommendation of our neighbors, for whom he had just completed a similar job. They were totally satisfied with the results, and so were we. The next step was a lengthy and very detailed contract – about 16 pages! I’m a bit of a pain about such things …. I read it end-to-end and recommended half a dozen changes. We easily compromised, with some of my recommendations incorporated and with others that Scott convinced me were not needed.
The job itself required complete gutting of our old bathroom, including removal of the bathtub – at Scott’s suggestion - to allow space for a much larger shower. This triggered the need to remove and replace the existing window and French doors, replacing them with ones that fit the new design. Scott’s recommendations were generally right-on, and he made a point of offering alternatives so that we could choose the best options. Of course the job required new plumbing, electrical work, stucco work (because of the window replacement), painting, new floors and the installation of a variety of hardware. It was a 2 ½ month job, finished on-time and on-budget.
Project management was impeccable, accompanied by a constantly updated website which included just about all the information that anyone could want: contract, financial information, inspection certificates, schedule and status, pictures of work-in-progress, and an all-important messaging capability which we used regularly, with questions and concerns, and requests for changes. Scott and Steve Meirdiercks, who was the job manager, were always available for meetings at our request. Steve was here every day, overseeing the work and finding things requiring attention that we probably would have missed. He, like Scott and Kara Carpenter, was a pleasure to work with. They ensured that a safe, clean jobsite was maintained throughout the process.
Results: The quality was excellent, across the board. The modest handful of items needing “tweaks” were handled quickly and effectively. While our bathroom is not large, it IS beautiful – and gets raves from friends who see it. We are totally satisfied – make that completely pleased – with the results.
Of course, you could save money by hiring & managing all the subs yourself – but finding good subs, coordinating their schedules, overseeing the work, getting inspections, certificates, etc. is really not trivial – it’s a hard job (for a homeowner like me!), requiring experience and skill to be done right! You pay for good work – and the work of managing and overseeing this job was well worth the fee.
Bottom line: Scott, Steve and the Omnia team can be trusted. Period. They’ll do what they say, and do it on time, on budget to the fullest extent possible. They’ll manage all your concerns.