Are You Planning A Home Improvement Project? | Shaw Company

Blog

Are You Planning A Home Improvement Project?

Fri, Nov 25, 2016

When you are planning a home improvement project it is something that is being done for the benefit of you and your family. Of course to do the work you are going to hire a San Antonio home improvement professional but you don't want to hire someone that doesn't either understand what it is you want or argues your choices. You are looking at making a significant investment in your home, it is important that the improvement is done to perfection and that you choose a contractor that helps with the project, not hinders it.

Having said all that, how do you go about finding the right San Antonio home improvement contractor? Before you agree to hire him, what questions should be posed and what answers should you expect? Here are a few tips that can help ensure you get the right contractor.

  • The best home improvement contractors will have a free design consultancy service. When you meet with the candidates you will of course have ideas, the company in turn should be in a position to help in the event you award them the job. If the company either charges for the service or they don’t have the service at all it is an indication that they have limited capabilities or have not been in business very long.
  • During the initial meeting pay attention to the interest the company principal shows in your project. Are they helping by presenting you with intelligent alternatives or do they appear to be bored or rushed?
  • Don’t focus on price, even though it is important. Focus more on what past customers have to say about the company and its performance. A cheap quote may get your attention but is it worth saving a few hundred dollars only to be dissatisfied with the quality?

Trust your instinct, if the San Antonio home improvement contractor you're interviewing is the right one, you will know it. The objective is to get what you want, something that you can be genuinely happy about for a long time to come.

Top Reasons To Call Shaw Company TODAY!

5 Star Service Rating
Great Financing Options
Family Owned and Operated Rated
Top 500 Remodeler Nationwide
High Quality Award Winning Remodeler
20+ Years of Experience

Get an Estimate

We are excited that you want to work with us. Let's make something great together.

People happy with our services

Facebook Google Houzz

We had a great experience with Shaw. Patrick gave us great ideas and pricing for our kitchen remodel and bathroom update. Brittany guided me in making the best choices for the remodel.Nancy held my hand and Anthony and Christopher brought my ideas to fruition, they showed up daily worked hard respected our home and always left with a smile! 5 Star Company with 5 Star people!

star
star
star
star
star
by Laura P. on Google

We had a great experience with Shaw Remodeling from Brittany‘sExcellent design suggestions, to Patrick’s in house pricing, to Anthony and Christopher’s hard work, respect, and understanding, to Nancy and Meridith holding my hand through 8 change orders, my dream kitchen has come to fruition through Shaw Remodeling. 5 Star company with 5 Star people from start to finish!

star
star
star
star
star
by Candy Bonugli Ponder on Facebook

We just love our new shower. Your team was able to create a beautiful new shower that complimented our existing tile. We would love to be put on your reference list.

star
star
star
star
star
by Robert & Pat

I had a wonderful experience with my recent renovation, timely help, many choices in the showroom, professional workers in my house, reasonable cost. This was the second time I used this company. Granite countertop, tile flooring, lighting, paint, tile backsplash, sink. I feel like I have a whole new house! And I didn't have to take off work, GREAT JOB, Shaw!

star
star
star
star
star
by Wendy R. on Yelp

Alain and his crew were great. Hard working through this heat outside. Very conscious about the area they were not working in to keep clean. Great job painting brick, siding and trim with different shades. Very professional in their execution of the contract. Would definitely contract them for any future work. Thanks again.

star
star
star
star
star
by Thomas Nelson on Facebook

Had great interactions from beginning to end of our master bathroom remodel project. Jordan and Audrey did a tremendous job helping get us started and walking us through all the details. Anthony Martinez and his crew came in and took care of the demo and remodel quickly, we’re attentive when discussing the project, and helped quickly correct any minor issues that arose. Anthony was always quick to reply to calls and texts, and he did a great job helping to make sure the project continued to move along in a timely manner. We are super happy with our remodeled master bathroom and the services provided by the folks at Shaw!

star
star
star
star
star
by Nick on ReviewBuzz

“On time and on budget” Magic words to any homeowner’s ears. Shaw Remodeling just completed our shower/tub conversion to a walk in shower, and we are very pleased. We signed our contract on a Monday, and Anthony was at our house Thursday to begin the project. He and his team were very professional, diligently working to complete each phase of the project in a timely manner. Brittany was not only helpful in the showroom with selections, but she also was very responsive to additional questions on design that I had throughout the project. All in all, this project was easier than I had anticipated due to Anthony’s continued communication and the quality of work done.

star
star
star
star
star
by Lgrem131@yahoo.com on Google

Great company to do business with. They did everything I requested and a few extras. Juan and his team did great on getting our remodel completed. We are so pleased.

star
star
star
star
star
by Rosemary G. on Facebook

hey took down all popcorn ceiling in entire house. Did a master bathroom and a master bedroom remodel. Turned out way better than I anticipated!!! Beautiful!!! Very pleased. Thanks John, Brittany, Alain and Alain Jr.

star
star
star
star
star
by Lisa V. on Facebook

From beginning to end the process of having our kitchen remodeled was smooth. Jordan, Brittany and Clay were great with making the vision we had for our kitchen a reality. Clay always told us what was happening and kept us in the loop. Any concerns we had were address by Clay quickly and professionally.

star
star
star
star
star
by Danielle S. on Google

We have used several remodeling companies through the years ending up with substandard work. So glad to have found Shaw! We will never use anyone else! With the way most companies just want to take your money and run, it's nice to find someone with a great work ethic! They really care about their clients and the quality of their work. Thanks Shaw!

star
star
star
star
star
by Donna W. on Facebook

I write because I had an experience with The Shaw Remodeling Company that I have never had before. The Shaw Company did a major remodeling job on my home about six years ago. A few months ago I discovered an issue associated with the work that was done by The Shaw Company. I called the Shaw company, asked for customer relations and explained my issue to a person named Evan. Evans response to me was, "I am going to own your concern. I don't know what we can do since it has been six years but I will make sure that management is made aware of your concern". A few days later I received a call from Mr. Eric Shaw. He scheduled an appointment and came to my home with an independent plumber. They determined that it would be an expensive fix and, the issue was due to a problem with the original work. Mr. Shaw looked at me and said, :I own this problem and, I will take care of it". It was a very expensive repair. It involved taking out tile, concrete and, excavating. Shaw Remodeling sent a crew it my home to correct the issue and complete the repair. I have done business with several contractors. I have never had anyone take unconditional ownership of mistake (be reminded that this was six years after the work was done). I recommend The Shaw Remodeling Company because they do great work and they will be there for you after the job is completed. Andrew Cameron

star
star
star
star
star
by Andrew C on ReviewBuzz

We hired Shaw Co to redo our shower. We had previously received quotes from two other shower companies but we felt they were being less than honest with us and were pricier than they needed to be. Shout out to Patrick and Fernando, Jr!

These guys at Shaw are great: they'll do what they say they're going to do, and they do it on time. For the next project, they're at the top of the list.

star
star
star
star
star
by Jason DeSouza on Google

February 2018 To the Shaw Company: Let me start out by saying the GARZA project has turned out to be a smashing success!!!!! Our kitchen, floors, and wall removal was a huge project and we lived to tell about it (hard to do with two toddlers and two dogs in the house!). But it would be remise of us not to mention what a positive and professional experience we had from start to finish with your company. Mr. Paul Colavecchia helped answer the millions of questions we had and gave us HONEST estimates about the work ahead. He showed up to help us in closing on our loan and kept the lines of communication opened at all times. Ms. Brittany Shaw and Gerrilynn Mohler helped us design everything and made, what felt like an overwhelming experience, into a positive and fun process. But it is with grateful hearts that we commend the team of incredibly hard working guys that made everything possible for us: • Jorge – the amount of effort he put into cutting and laying the floors in such a large space so they came out “just perfect” was a wonder to watch! Thank you! • Marcus – from our lighting, plumbing and appliance installation -he really puts in a hard day’s work – and all with a sense of humor!!! We appreciate the long hours! Thank you! • Roy – He took ideas for my “dream cabinets” and made them a reality! They are beautiful and efficient. Whether it is conversations or quality of work – when dealing with Roy the professionalism is of the highest caliber. Thank you! Lastly, what can you say about Rusty that hasn’t been mentioned already! He treated our home like his own home and that is hard to find. It may sound cliché, but my husband and I have waited a long time to take this house and make it our home, so it truly is a dream finally realized and Rusty was the man who made it happen for us. We are truly indebted to him. In closing, we feel very blessed that we found your company, but of course, you made it easy for us to choose Shaw. Since you gave us your respect and quality workmanship, we will be sure to give you the only thing we have to offer (and the most important) our future recommendations (and possibly more work!!). Take care.

Very Respectfully, The Garza Family – James, Melissa, Dominic, & Amelia

star
star
star
star
star
by Jaime G. on ReviewBuzz

From our initial visit with Patrick to our design session with Brittany to our final “walk through” with Anthony, our bathroom shower project went VERY smoothly. All craftsmen were professional, doing high quality work. I would not hesitate to recommend Shaw Company Remodeling.

star
star
star
star
star
by Lgrem131@yahoo.com on ReviewBuzz

Carlos and his crew did a wonderful job. I absolutely love my shower.

star
star
star
star
star
by Diane H. on Happy Call

Our kitchen remodel took 8 weeks to complete. Salvador and his crew worked hard. They were knowledgeable and professional, as well as, friendly throughout the process. I had a special request for the color of my cabinets. Salvador got it done. They are beautiful and unique. I was always able to reach Salvador at anytime and he always took care of the situation. The office staff was so helpful, especially in the selection process.. Everyone was professional, helpful and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend Shaw Remodeling, the office staff, Salvador and crew for your remodeling needs, big or small. We will definitely call them again.

star
star
star
star
star
by John & Lynne B. on ReviewBuzz

We wanted to express our absolute satisfaction with the repair and remodeling work that was performed by your company at our home. I have never been happier with construction contractors.

star
star
star
star
star
by Hans & Christina

Shaw Co. Remodeling. We just did a bath/shower remodel with Shaw and are not only pleased with the results but with the degree of communication with Shaw reps and the subcontractors. You could tell they are all very experienced, not anyone’s first rodeo. Recommended.

star
star
star
star
star
by Bill G. on BBB

We live with the work done by your team. Everyday we can enjoy the results. Through hail and high water, tile delays, it is an accomplishment all around. I appreciate the generosity of explaining why this and that is done. Our letters are intended to show our thanks. Any bonus was well deserved/earned by the team. Be proud of the work done, as we are in showing it off.

star
star
star
star
star
by Kathryn and Pedro G. on ReviewBuzz

Excellent design suggestions, to Patrick’s in house pricing, to Anthony and Christopher’s hard work, respect, and understanding, to Nancy and Meridith holding my hand through 8 change orders, my dream kitchen has come to fruition through Shaw Remodeling. 5 Star company with 5 Star people from start to finish!

star
star
star
star
star
by Laura P. on ReviewBuzz

One word my wife uses to describe our new shower "Fantastic". Rusty our project manager/technician was meticulous with an attention to detail. We are very well pleased with the results. Thank you.

star
star
star
star
star
by David L. on ReviewBuzz

I am very grateful for Gerrilynn getting us onto the schedule and always with good cheer The Shaw Company has a real jewel in her. We are already back with more work. In large part because of your expert facilitating and dependability. We're looking forward to working with Juan and his team again.

star
star
star
star
star
by Janis W. on Happy Call

Shaw was an amazing company to work with on our remodeling. From start to finish, they were prompt and professional. Quality work and high standards! We had a full bathroom remodel from top to bottom. Our bathroom looks so incredibly different and amazingly beautiful - our vision for what we wanted came to fruition. They had effective communication from both the business end as well as the contracting end. Any last touch ups we requested, they were happy to complete. For any of our future projects, Shaw will be the first place we turn to!

star
star
star
star
star
by Mariah Fink on Facebook