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Friday, April 13, 2012

Completed project with only a little drama


One project completed.  The deck project was completed today.  They did a nice job on the deck and also made some repairs that needed to be done on a door and window framing that was decaying.  It seems that we cannot deal with contractors without at least some drama.  It turns out that the reason for some of the delay in getting started was a crisis in the company we hired. 

After we gave them the deposit for the material and they collected on several other completed projects, one of the partners decided it would be a good time to abscond with the available funds.  This, of course, left his partner and the entire crew in a big bind.  When he offered this explanation for his several weeks of no show, I was really concerned we were going to have a big problem.  Instead, he proved to be a real professional and got started with the work.  







The workmanship was good but it did take two and half days to get it all done, since some of the time was consumed with trying to clean up the mess that his partner left behind including unpaid bills and unknown additional things he did or did not do.


After all was said and done, I would be willing to hire his company again for other projects.  There are actually few contractors we have used that I could say that about.


Victoria was part of the inspection team and is already enjoying the new deck.



We can now devote our time to the next big project.  We have an accepted offer on a house and we have completed the preliminary paperwork.  If all goes as planned, there will be a closing on 30 April. 

17 comments:

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Nice deck and good luck on the house deal..

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

That is one beautiful deck, despite all the drama. Nice to see it met with Victoria's seal of approval. ;c)

Good luck on the closing, hopefully there won't be any drama there...

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

The deck looks great! Congrats on the house. Hope the closing goes smoothly.

Elaine said...

wow thankfully that contractor partner had a good conscience and carried on with the project. You are right you could have been in a terrible mess over it all..love love the header picture..good luck on the house closing.

meowmomma said...

it looks great ~ even without Mr. take the money and run! why are there people like that???

so you need a house to be close to that baby huh? I can understand that!!! good luck with it!

Judy and Emma said...

That's one spiffy deck! Can't wait for the details on the new abode.

Janie and John said...

Nice deck and good luck with house.

Levonne said...

Excellent! Things are moving along!

Happytrails said...

The deck looks fantastic!! It certainly looks like he did a terrific job in spite of all the problems along the way.

Luci & Loree said...

Love the deck. Congrats to you on a new home!!! Lucky you to get to be in that area all the time.

where's weaver said...

Great deck. I am sure Victoria will have a wonderful playing on it.
Good luck with the house closing. I am sure it is a bit of a stressful time until that is done and over with. ~wheresweaver

Mike and Terri said...

Congrats on your new house! Hope all goes well with the closing.

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Great deck and a new home -- life is good!

Sherry said...

Feel sorry for the fella who got cheated by someone he trusted. Glad it worked out well for you. He's clearly a man of his word. Nice to hear that in these days.

Sherry
www.directionofourdreams.blogspot.com

Kevin and Ruth said...

Glad you were able to get the work done and that you are happy with the finished product. My cousin in England had a similar thing happen to him. He and his partner would buy a house do renevations to it and then sale it. After the second project was done his work partner ran off with most of the money. Now he has people work for him, not with him.

Ruth and Kevin
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

E Squared and Mui said...

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home.

Patti said...

Congrats on the deck and the new house. Where will you be living?? Islamorada, FL....?