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If You Want Your Renovation Project Done Right, You Have Work To Do As Well

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

If you are planning a major renovation project around your home the last thing you need is to run into trouble with your construction contractor. Construction contractors in San Antonio are extremely important, without one that is knowledgeable and ethical your project can end up costing a great deal more than you had planned on.

  • Do your homework first:



    The FTC, Federal Trade Commission suggests that the search for the right construction contractor should start close to home. If you know anyone that has gone through a renovation project recently, always go to them and find out directly what their experiences were. Even if the individual raves about the quality of the work and the dependability of the tradesmen, always ask the contractor for a couple of more references.

    Check with these references, find out if your friend was just lucky or whether his experience is typical. Ask if the contractor finished the job on time and on budget, try to get invited over to see the workmanship yourself. Always remember; beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, what someone else likes; you may not.
  • Multiple bids:



    During the development of your short list you may have identified a contractor that you were particularly taken with. Even so, shop around; you will get a better sense of what the job should cost. The same thing holds true if a problem should arise during construction. If your contractor should unearth a problem of major consequence don’t hesitate to get multiple bids to rectify the problem.
  • Be detail oriented:



    The only way that you will genuinely understand what is involved is if you ask the construction contractors in San Antonio that are bidding on the job to provide a detailed proposal. It is no good to simply see the total material content and a labor cost, insist on a detailed list of materials. When it comes time to write a contract both the successful bidder and you will stay on the right page from the outset.

Once you have made your choice then negotiate the terms. The industry standard is fifty percent of the price with order with stage payments for the balance as the project progresses. Hold back five or ten percent until all the little details are wound up to your satisfaction.

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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!

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by Laura P. on ReviewBuzz

I have been using Shaw Company since 2002 (14 years now) when I had a partial flood in my house. Not only an excellent job at a fairly reasonable price, the workgroup foreman added a couple of preventative extras at no cost to me. Since that time, altho I have contacted other contractors for an estimate, I primarily use only Shaw Co. Eric is friendly yet polite and is meticulous about making sure I know what they will be doing and how long the job will take. He answers any questions I have whether before, during, or even after the job. His workmen are always on time, do the job as contracted, and careful to clean up their mess. I know I can trust Eric and his workmen to live up to the contract and, if necessary, beyond.

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by Faye M. on Yelp

Shaw Remodeling was extremely professional in their execution of our master bathroom remodel this year. They made great suggestions in the showroom and carried our choices into the design and completion of the project. The workmanship was very good and the project was completed in the timeframe as promised. I will be using them again!

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by Rusty Winters 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.

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by Danielle S. on Google

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!

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by Nick on ReviewBuzz

Shaw remodeling did an excellent job on our master bathroom. Clay was always concerned that we were satisfied with their work. When they tell you they are not finished until you are 100% happy THEY MEAN IT! I want to thank Clay for all his hard work on the new door it was a bit difficult to install. Everyone mentions the beautiful door. Special thanks to Jordan for suggesting the accent wall behind the vanity also a favorite of all. Brittany made is so easy helping us with the design. Thank you to Nancy and the Shaw family who sent me flowers while I was very ill during the remodel.

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by Sharon Mercer on Facebook

A job well done. Clean up was great. All of your team was great and knew their jobs well. Thank you.

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by H.E.

I am thrilled with the complete master bath remodel that Alain & his incredible crew from Shaw recently completed in my home. It was a great experience from start to finish. This company truly works as a team, communication channels are all open. Even when a hiccup occurred…they addressed it immediately & moved forward. The crew was professional & positive…really a pleasure to have them in my home. Alain went above & beyond in every aspect including making sure I was not simply satisfied with the work but truly happy. I also want to thank his crew member Sammy. He did an exceptional job & really kept the work site clean every day. I will absolutely use Shaw again for future projects.

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by karen barrett on Google

This is a great company to work with. They did an awesome job with my bathroom remodel. It's nice to deal with someone you can trust.

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by Scott J. on Facebook

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!

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by Mariah Fink on Facebook

Shaw Company completely renovated and installed a new kitchen, floors and staircase at my house. Throughout the project everyone was very professional and helpful, keeping us updated on project development, not an easy task during Covid. Nancy and Anthony were always on hand to answer any questions and offer advise.
They provide quality workmanship, at a reasonable price, I would definitely recommend working with them for your next project.

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by Jane Cipriano on Google

Due to broken leg/fall I am in a wheel chair for the next 4 months and required our bathroom to be remodeled in a hurry. Eric committed to complete the job at a reasonable price and a short time frame. The work was completed ahead of schedule and on budget. All employees were great and very professional. I will use Shaw again for future work on my home and have no problem recommenting the company to others.

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by Roger M. on ReviewBuzz

Please accept our appreciation for a job well done. The project exceeded our expectations, and was executed with a staff performing customer service and client interaction of the highest order.

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by William

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.

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by Thomas Nelson on Facebook

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

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by Diane H. on Happy Call

I will always use Shaw Company! It's so nice to work with local San Antonio, family owned company! They have always been super professional and helpful!

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by Caitlin D. on Facebook

We wish to express our sincere appreciation for the great service provided by Shaw Company. The crews definitely were customer-oriented and understood the project.

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by Robert

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!

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by Candy Bonugli Ponder on Facebook

Shaw is a very professional company. Anthony was informative, courteous, and super professional. He communicated continually throughout the remodeling process and was always willing to adjust or change anything we requested. His crew was very respectful. Christopher, Marcus, and Roy are outstanding in their fields. From Patrick's design expertise and Brittany's helpful coordination of materials, my kitchen is beautiful and functional. The Shaw team follows up continually and is great to work with.

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by Valerie Perrenot on Google

To the owners and management of Shaw, We wanted you all to know how pleased we are with the results of our recent bathroom tub to shower conversion. It turned out beautiful, exactly the way we had hoped. Your staff was top notch! From start to finish every person involved was professional, on time or early and friendly. In addition, we were impressed with how much care they took in keeping our home clean throughout the whole process. We realized after the job was finished that they had actually wiped down the bathroom to remove and left over dust... Nice job on hiring great help! Thank you again. Looking forward to seeing you again this week to measure and install cabinets in our laundry room and master bath!

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by Garon P. on ReviewBuzz

Brittany, helped me make my selections, Nancy held my hand, Patrick planned and priced the job, and Chris and Anthony brought my ideas to fruition! It took all of the above to bring me my perfect kitchen and bath remodel. This was my second kitchen remodel and it went very well. I was contacted daily, site was cleaned daily, and workers present daily. I had 8 project changes and each was addressed respectfully and most of all happily! They are a 5 star company with 5star people!

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by Laura P. on Houzz

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.

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by Rosemary G. on Facebook

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.

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by Janis W. on Happy Call

This is my SECOND contracted job with Shaw's. They did a complete kitchen last year and I chose them based on a recommendation I received as well as my own evaluation. They did a terrific job, Salvador and his crew. Brittany was extremely helpful in the planning and setup of the decisions we had to make. So, one last project to complete to update our home, the Master Bathroom. Again, I chose Shaw's and did not consider other companies this time as I wanted the excellence and quality that comes with Salvador and his team. I think he has the best tile guy-Antonio, best dry wall-Rafael, and electrician /plumber in Marcos, in the business. I cannot go without recognizing Robert that starts the demo, everyone is just absolutely terrific to work with. When I made the call to Brittany, she ask who I wanted to do the job, of course, I responded in saying Salvador and his team. Salvador built my cabinets in both jobs as I knew the quality would be second to none. Shaw's is not the cheapest, nor have I found them the most expensive, but whoever is thinking about a major investment in their home, they should consider the quality and service before anything else. Please feel free to contact me if anyone has any further questions. Regards, Mike and Teresa Willis.

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by Mike W. on ReviewBuzz