Remodels & restorations
Phoenix AZ Remodels & restorations
Remodels & restorations in Phoenix AZ
When you are going to hire a company for remodeling and restoration in Phoenix, we know that you may have several questions about which company you should choose. Here are the top questions that lead people in Phoenix to hire our remodelers: (Scroll down to read it all.)

"How important is it to hire an INSUREDgeneral contractor in Phoenix AZ?"

This is extremely important! As a home-owner, your home may be your most valuable asset by far, right? You may even owe hundreds of thousands of dollars still on your mortgage. (This is written primarily to home-owners in Phoenix, so if you are the owner of a commercial building, then the same issues will apply to you... except probably with much larger dollar amounts.)

There is literally nothing more expensive than risking major damage to your home in Phoenix by hiring an uninsured remodeler to attempt a remodel for you. Unless you have a huge amount of extra cash to be able to afford to rebuild your home from scratch, then maybe you should let a wealthy insurance company eliminate the financial risk to you!

We only use contractors who are fully insured and we recommend that, whenever you are doing major renovations of any kind, you only use an insured contractor, too. While you might hire a neighborhood teenager to mow your lawn or wash your car, you would not hire "any kid who is willing and enthusiastic" to do brain surgery or pilot an airplane, would you? Your remodeling project should receive similar respect because, even if the actual job is just a few thousand dollars, there can be implications for the integrity and value of the entire home (or commercial building) in Phoenix.

For instance, certain renovations to your home involve extensive alterations to the original infrastructure of the building. So, you need to hire contractors that respect the importance of being attentive to the existing infrastructure (and who are alert to issues that might not be visible before the renovations starts, like termite damage to wooden supports or hidden damage from water or mold). Plus, in addition to hiring remodeling contractors that are experienced and who respect the unique issues (like the intense heat of desert summers) for buildings constructed in the last few decades here, there is still the simple issue of whether or not the contractors are fully insured.

"Why is your insured remodeling & restoration service the best in Phoenix AZ?"

We respect issues that most contractors would not. For instance, we more fully respect the financial importance of carefully preserving full insurance coverage when homeowners are remodeling (especially prior to reselling or flipping the home). Also, we are more perceptive about identifying hidden, long-term risks in the physical building itself.

To explain how those two unique factors developed, let's review a simple question: what is unique about how our contractors got in to the field of remodeling? The typical history of most remodeling companies in Arizona is very different from our history. We did not start in new construction and then get pushed in to remodeling by a slowing economy. We did not start as hobbyists doing our own remodeling and then turn professional. However, the second one is closer.

Specifically, the remodeling company that you will contact through this web page was started by a "white-collar" professional who had some personal experience in the construction and remodeling fields in his youth (while working his way through college to a master's degree in business administration). He started a CPA firm and eventually one of his accounting clients asked his CPA firm to "buy in" as a business partner (in the renovation company). He agreed.

Soon, his skill and professionalism in managing remodeling jobs (from planning jobs to managing paperwork and personnel) became a huge asset to the renovation company. Eventually, he re-assigned his CPA duties to other accountants at the firm in order to manage the renovation company full-time.

Also, the renovation company was not just doing the typical small remodeling projects. They were dealing with complicated jobs, often involving problems that were related to negligent work from other companies in the construction field.

Starting in the specialized field of fire restoration and water damage repair, the company started to get a very favorable reputation from doing restorations and damage repairs in Arizona. Home owners and owners of commercial buildings wanted this company to also provide remodeling services (in contrast to just restoration of water damage from leaks and floods, etc...)

So, that is how someone with an MBA ended up offering standard remodeling services to central Arizona. Through decades in the restoration field, the remodeling specialists have also seen a lot of things that most remodelers would never see.

They have seen lots of unanticipated problems in the inner structures of a huge variety of buildings, including everything from brand new downtown high-rises to abandoned summer vacation homes from the mid 20th century. We are very familiar with the unique issues in central Arizona like summer heat (which is widely known in the contracting field) but also with much less widely recognized issues like cracking foundations due to the sinking of underground "water tables," which changes the elevation of one corner of the building over the course of decades (or even suddenly after a severe flood in monsoon season). While that last issue is much more severe in Tucson than in Phoenix, the point is that we have seen a LOT of strange things in our restoration and reconstruction projects throughout Arizona (plus discussed a massive range of issues in great detail with insurance adjusters, insurance agents, and city inspectors).

In other words, we are the ones who inform the city inspectors about the reality of risks that are unfamiliar to them (because those issues are not in their textbooks unless an expert like our contractors puts that in the textbook when they write it). On the other hand, our remodeling supervisors do not have as much specialized expertise in identifying structural problems as many insurance adjusters, who constantly see unusual cases. However, we are the ones who frequently discuss those strange technical details with those adjusters (unlike insurance brokers or city inspectors who do not really need to understand the practical concerns of the insurance adjusters). We know exactly what the insurance adjusters are looking for... plus we understand WHY.

To put it another way, the experts in identifying potential problems are the insurance adjusters (who are the ones who come and inspect a building during and after a serious problem, like one corner of the building sinking). So, our remodeling contractors in Phoenix have learned from them not only what kinds of long-term issues to be alert to and to recognize in their early stages, but we have also become experts in resolving and preventing those structural problems.

The adjusters are the ones who are experts at measuring how serious a problem is. Our remodelers are the ones who are experts at preventing absolutely any problems... even in the most bizarre and complicated situations. For us, the kinds of challenges in a typical remodeling job that can be hidden from or frustrating to most general contractors are "a piece of cake."

We are not embarrassed by surprises. We look in advance for issues that most companies would not notice if they looked. And, we are used to finding "surprises" and dealing with them smoothly.

So, again, here is how we got in to the remodeling field in Phoenix. We were providing remodeling and rebuild services in the restoration field and so we repaired and renovated lots of rooms (and even entire buildings) with the close supervision of insurance adjusters. (In fact, our general contractos still offer restoration services in Arizona.)

Then, we did occasionally remodel our own homes. Next, our supervisors and even our senior crew members bought a variety of investment properties, including in Phoenix, then did some major and minor renovations to those homes, and eventually rented out or flipped (resold) those properties. Finally, some of our past clients from our restoration services (as well as friends and family here in AZ) were so impressed with our renovation work that they asked us to do remodeling and conversion projects for them here in Phoenix. Eventually, they kept asking and asking until we said yes. So, that is how we got in to offering our remodeling services to the general public in Arizona in general and Phoenix in particular.

"Which remodeling company in Phoenix is the best for me to hire?"

What is best for you will depend on your priorities. If you do not already know what your priorities are, then we can help with that. We know some simple questions to help you sort of the complexity of your remodeling plans and make it all simple and easy. We will explore your priorities with you when we come to you in Phoenix to inspect the property and provide a free estimate. Once you are clear on your priorities, then you can assess which renovation company will be the best to hire for your remodel.

For sure, we are not the cheapest remodeling company that you can find offering construction services to Phoenix, Arizona. Uninsured and unlicensed "professional" may be very eager for your business, especially during slow economic seasons (including almost every summer, since "snowbirds" can bring a lot of money to Phoenix each winter).

We are not even the cheapest of all of the insured remodeling companies in Phoenix. Or, if we are, that is not on purpose. We are not desperate for business either and we will be honest with you about how soon we would be available to begin your remodeling service (which can depend on how small or large it is).

That is what we are not. Here is what we are.

Our supervisors and crews are extremely skilled, experienced, organized, and attentive. Many construction companies are regularly behind schedule and running over the original estimates on costs for hourly labor. We are not the average remodeling contractor in Phoenix. Some of our crews have been working together for a very long time and are very efficient in their collaboration.

Are we "snobs?" Some of our competitors have made that accusation of our remodeling supervisors and crew. We honestly believe that the most skilled remodeling contractors in Arizona are attracted to the most rigorous and competitive field in the construction industry: which is fire restoration and water damage repair. We admit that we have extremely high standards in our hiring policies and in our remodeling projects. We rarely lose a crew member (other than to retirement or relocation out of state) because we pay well and we keep morale high.

Naturally, over time, we have responded to increasing demand by hiring more remodelers. Some of our current competitors were good enough to do reasonably well, but we declined when we had the opportunity to hire them (when they applied to join our company). If they still find that upsetting years later, then anticipating that kind of response from them may be exactly why we passed on them when we had the opportunity to hire them....

We respect that you, like us, have many choices about who to hire to do your remodeling service in Phoenix. Just as we do not just automatically hire the first applicant when we are expanding our construction crews, we do not expect you to just hire the first company in Phoenix that you find. If you are selective, then you will target hiring only a renovation company that you respect and trust. Now that you have found us, that may be very easy!

We also recommend that, if you are not in a rush, you get enough bids that you are distinctly comfortable with at least two of the companies providing you an estimate or bid in Phoenix. (Further, we recommend that if you are in a rush, you slow down!) Then, once you are comfortable with at least two estimators, you can show both of those estimators the estimate from the other company and ask them to explain the differences in the two estimates. That is exactly what we would do.

Especially for a major remodeling job in Phoenix, we think that the extra caution and selectiveness will be worth the time that you will put in to it. We are confident that when you give us the chance, we will earn your confidence, earn your business, and, when we complete your remodel, earn your highest recommendation to others.

We are also confident that you can find cheaper, slower, and less skilled contractors in Phoenix. You can even find contractors that are faster than our team, but perhaps at the expense of caution and quality.

We know how insurance company specialists would remodel their own home. We know why. (To learn more about our extensive personal experience with insurance company adjusters, read the section immediately below.) We are the experts at performing the highest quality work, plus we charge rates that most people find to be an exceptionally good value.

One issue that can be a drawback for people who are in a rush is that, for major remodeling projects in Phoenix, we may not be available as fast as you would prefer. Our availability can fluctuate considerably, especially if our restoration crews get extremely busy during monsoon season with a lot of hail storms or flooding. Again, when you contact us, we will be totally honest with you as to how soon we can begin your remodel. Fortunately, our crews are very fast (because of superior skill and planning), so our efficiency can balance out the fact that we may only be available a week or two later than contractors who are not as busy (who are not in as much demand). Contact us now to find out about our current availability for your remodeling project in Phoenix.

How important is it to get permits from Phoenix to maintain my home owners' insurance coverage?

First, how important is it to you to avoid getting fined? If that seems pretty important to you, then make sure your contractor respects that!

Next, how important is it to you that in the event of any unexpected event, such as a tree falling on your remodeled room, that your insurance will cover the cost to restore the property to the prior condition? If that is important to you, and we suggest that it would be very important to you if it happened, then you need to hire a contractor who is committed to observing all relevant regulations, getting all the proper permits, and following all the building codes to pass inspection.

Our contractors know the way that many insurance companies operate (in regard to denying claims in which even a single technicality has been overlooked). Honestly, that is the job of those employees in the insurance company, right? Do not expect them to be friendly or kind or merciful. They are not your friends!

They are not insurance agents trying to sell you something. They are not like campaigning politicians, but like the politicians after getting elected. (Insurance brokers can be much more like politicians campaigning for your vote).

They are not friendly police officers directing traffic at a busy sporting event. They are more like police detectives who are looking for a reason to get you in trouble.

In other words, insurance company claim processors are trained to look for even the smallest reason to deny your claim. You may not like them and they may not like you. It is not personal. It is just business.

Follow their rules or else expect them to notice that and then to exploit any omissions on your part. It is to your advantage to be honest and responsible. So, learn their rules, know what is your responsibility, and then focus on fulfilling that.

So your responsibility as a home-owner is to do what it takes to maintain the coverage according to the terms of your policy. Do not take risks that will result in you dumping thousands of dollars to hire one attorney to fight the insurance company's team of lawyers. If your home does not have the proper permits (in the right sequence of time), you can expect to have your claim denied and then, if you fight their denial of the claim, you can expect to lose in court no matter how much money you dump in to the lawsuit.

To avoid the complications and costs of city fines and insurance claim denials, we strongly recommend that you invest the time and money to comply with city building codes and insurance requirements. If the issue is not already totally clear, read the next section!

"How important is it to have building permits from Phoenix when I want to sell the home?"

We have performed numerous remodeling jobs in Arizona to bring a home or building back in to compliance with city building codes. The vast majority of real estate transactions are financed by mortgage companies, which require the involvement of insurance companies (to insure the mortgage itself as well as the real estate). Of course, those insurance companies require homeowners to follow city building codes, so if the buyer needs those city codes in Phoenix followed BEFORE the transaction can be legal, then that means the seller is responsible (as current owner) for getting those codes met. Plus, the current owner (the seller) is the one subject to being fined for violating city codes.

So, if that sounds like your current situation, contact us immediately and let us know your circumstance. In some cases, we may even be able to help you legally avoid any delay whatsoever through a specific kind of revising of the real estate contract to close the sale on schedule. Even real estate attorneys may not tell you about that unusual method (because it is not a standard part of their classroom training, so they may not even know about it).

Typically, when we have been hired to do urgent remodeling to meet city codes in Phoenix, those remodeling jobs are needed by frustrated owners who wish to sell and have a buyer waiting. Some buyers are willing to wait a few days or a few weeks for small renovations to meet codes (which can allow the deal to close under a standard contract for the sale of real estate). However, in some cases, buyers have rigid time restrictions and a delay of one single day can cancel the entire sale. Again, contact us to inform us of the details of your situation. If you do not even know what details are relevant, we know what questions to ask you to help you to prioritize and plan your action steps.

Relax. We will help you Just contact us now and briefly tell us the basic situation.

Our company will remodel your home in Phoenix AZ.

As detailed above, our Phoenix home renovation team began as specialists in the field of emergency restoration services. That gives us a few clear advantages over most companies that offer remodeling in Phoenix (and the advantages are big ones): our speed, our ease complying with insurance company guidelines (and Phoenix city codes), plus our respect for regulations on future resale of real estate.

Only hire the best contractor for your remodeling and restoration in Phoenix AZ!

When remodeling your home (or commercial building), wouldn't you value using a restoration contractor that has extensive experience with insurance companies and maintaining policy coverage, with carefully following city regulations in Phoenix to avoid costly fines and ensure smooth resale, and with executing the actual service quickly and well?

Our renovation estimators, crew supervisors, and remodeling specialists are all focused on earning your business and your highest recommendation. We will earn your respect before, during, and after your remodel. Thank you for your business and we look forward to speaking with you today, so contact us now!

The most important thing with your restoration in Phoenix is that you are satisfied with the results for many years, right? If you would like us to answer any questions or provide you with testimonials for our remodeling services, contact us now by click this link: contact.

"What is the cost and resale value of my remodeling project?"

This report shows a chart of several remodeling projects along with the average cost and average increase to resale value. The data in those reports include nationwide averages (not data just for Phoenix). To schedule a customized estimate for the renovation that you want us to do for you, call us at (602) 464-4446.

Do you have specific questions about building codes in Phoenix AZ

In our decades of work in Phoenix AZ, we also have developed great relationships with the staff of the Phoenix city government who issue permits for home renovations (and who conduct inspections for your home improvements). Some projects will need electrical and plumbing inspections in addition to the other required inspections. The process of dealing with the forms and the inspectors in Phoenix can be intimidating to many homeowners. Wouldn't it be nice to have someone else to handle all of that stress for you?

Our experience will keep the remodeling process simple and smooth

When you hire our experts in Phoenix AZ to remodel your garage, attic, carport, porch, or patio, you will feel the interest and confidence of our contractors as we speak with you about your priorities and questions. It can be very exciting for you to see the remodeling service get completed so smoothly and quickly. You may also be quite relieved to find out how low the cost of the entire renovation will be. Contact us today to schedule your remodeling consultation in Phoenix.

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GARAGES
CARPORTS
PATIOS
ATTICS
PORCHES

Remodeling contractors in Phoenix:
Garage remodels, Arizona rooms, etc

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CARPORT Converted to THIS: from THAT
PATIO remodeled to THIS: from THAT
ATTIC converted to THIS: from THAT
PORCH remodeled to THIS: from THAT




Service area in AZ:



WEST OF PHOENIX:
Avondale
Buckeye
El Mirage
Glendale
Litchfield Park
Peoria
Tolleson
Sun City
Surprise
Waddell
Youngtown



NORTH OF PHOENIX:
Anthem
Black Canyon City
Carefree
Cave Creek
New River

PLUS:
Ahwatukee
Paradise Valley
PHOENIX
Laveen
Guadalupe
Maricopa


EAST OF PHOENIX:
Apache Junction
Chandler
Florence
Fountain Hills
Gilbert
Gold Canyon
Mesa
San Tan Valley
Scottsdale
Sun Lakes
Tempe
Queen Creek

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