Very Strongly Recommend Budget Builders
“I hired Budget Builders to do a complete remodel of my kitchen. I had used them previously on a bathroom remodel that went very well. I needed someone who was familiar with the challenges of an old mobile home and who could hire excellent electrical and plumbing subcontractors who would also work within my approved budget. My 1971 mobile home still had the original kitchen cabinets, two layers of damaged linoleum, original plumbing, aluminum wiring, and 7 foot ceilings. Cabinets, counter-tops, and wood flooring were not part of the bid and were purchased separately. The kitchen is 14' x 14' with excellent window light and a very poor working design. Roman Anderson and his team worked with me to create both a small, more efficient kitchen and a desk/computer "room" all within that 14' x 14' space. They had to build a dividing wall to separate my "office space" from the kitchen, cut a larger arch shaped opening from that room to the living room and build a small entrance wall to give a finished look to the work room. The front of the room was for the 22 kitchen cabinets that they installed and added hardware. The sink was moved from the back of the kitchen to under the front windows, in effect replacing all my old plumbing; the design left room for a standard free-standing 30" stove (yet to be purchased) as well as a 36" double door refrigerator. They over-saw the work of the electrician who had to rewire the kitchen and living room wall and bring everything up to code. Budget Builders had stripped off all the old trailer paneling; installed additional insulation in the wall; put up sheet rock, then mud, sanded and finished the sheet-rock. They installed all the counter tops as well as using the counter tops to create an L-shaped desk in the office-space. For the finishing touch they installed oak laminate flooring in the kitchen, living room, hallway and master bedroom. All this took only 5 days!! They were prompt every morning, staying late when necessary and cleaned up after themselves every evening. They were very considerate regarding any inconvenience to me when they had to turn off the water or turn off the lights and with keeping my cats inside (almost). Very professional and pleasant to have in my home. One very important task that Roman does is to work with the customer on the budget. When we first planned this project I told him I couldn't go over $5000. Our initial estimate, with all the bells and whistles, was for $7400. Roman worked many extra hours on identifying those tasks that could be eliminate or that I could do, with some of my limited house repair skills that would bring down the price. For example, we had an expensive item in putting the sink and base cabinet under a window that was 6 inches too low. The estimate for moving the windows to accommodate the cabinet was over $1500 and was very labor intensive. So Roman came up with the idea of putting the cabinets and counter back splash in front of the windows with a backing to the back splash that could be seen from outside to match the front of my house. The overall look from the outside turned out exceptionally well and it looks like it is part of the house and we stayed with my budget of $5000. Thank you, Roman. I have worked with contractors on three kitchen remodels. This was by far the most organized, efficient and pleasant experience of them all. They worked with me to allow me to do some of the demolition (yeah!) and the finish work such as painting and caulking to help cut down the price; I love doing this as it gives me a sense of ownership. There was one minor incident in that one of my cats got out. This poor p**** is 14 years old and has been an indoor cat all her life. It happened when it was raining heavily one day and everyone was working including the electrician and plumber, popping in and out of the house. Budget Builder team has always been very careful with my cats, always watching the doors or checking with me to verify that the cats are "locked-up", but the subcontractors were not as diligent. I found her after 24 hours of walking the neighborhood and calling. Everyone was very upset and concerned; I understand that the electrician was spoken to about the incident. I think if we had noticed her absence earlier in the day I would have had all the fellows searching for her. But it ended well. This group of people are always so accommodating when I have one of those "can we change this?" moments. They frequently make the correction, so long as they can fit it into their schedules, which is a good thing as we have had some surprises given the age of the house...like the aluminum wiring. I am also impressed that their work is warranted and they are fast. They started on the Monday of Thanksgiving week. Worked Monday thru Wednesday, returned on the following Monday and were finished Tuesday....5 days!! and I had a new kitchen, wall-to-wall wood flooring and stayed on budget. I very strongly recommend Budget Builders for any remodel you need.”
- Leah Blackburn Eugene, OR
Hire Them ~ You'll Be Glad You Did!
“I was at a loss to find someone I could trust, who would provide quality work at a reasonable price and who would be punctual and meet our time-line. Roman and his work crew proved to be all those things and more. They were polite, considerate to sensitive issues of privacy and sentimental value of our property, had a great sense of humor, were creative in addressing unforseen needs as the project progressed and acted like they were happy to be here and cared about their work. There was nothing negative about having Budget Builders demolish the old and rebuild our new 500 square foot deck. Hire them~You'll be glad you did!”
- Tom M.