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The Importance Of A Licensed Remodeling Company

The Importance Of A Licensed Remodeling Company

Fri, Aug 19, 2016

When you are ready to start a remodeling project there are an overwhelming number of choices and decisions to be made. Your budget, your materials and your remodeler are the top three. The most important of any of these is your choice of unlicensed or licensed remodelers. Pick the right one and your project can be done on budget and on time. Pick wrong and the hassles can seem endless and you can even end up in court.

Licensed Remodelers Carry Insurance

You never know when an accident will happen. If your remodeler is not licensed and there is an accident on your property, you will be responsible for all medical costs since your remodeler doesn't have to carry any insurance. Many homeowner insurance policies will not cover injuries to any unlicensed contractors. A licensed remodeler is required to carry certain insurances on himself and his crew.

You Need to Protect Your Investment

Your house is your most expensive asset and it is vitally important that you protect it. If you use an unlicensed remodeler for a project, there is no guarantee that all the required permits have been applied for and granted. This can become an issue when and if you decide to sell your home as anything that is not up to code at that time will be your responsibility to repair and you will also need to pay yet again for the same project. Also, since an unlicensed remodeler is not apt to carry liability insurance, there will be little you can do if problems do surface later. That is less of an issue with a licensed remodeler since his insurance is more likely to be willing to correct mistakes and problems.

You will not need to Deal with Subcontractors

Depending on the job, there are parts of your remodeling project that will need to be subcontracted out, like electrical, HVAC and plumbing. If you use an unlicensed contractor and he does not pay those vendors, you will be responsible for those bills, even if you already paid your remodeler in full! When you use a licensed remodeler, you will have recourse under the law.

The Safety of Your Home and Family

A licensed remodeler has been vetted by the state's licensing board which means that you can feel easier about having them in your home and in such close proximity to your family. There are no such guarantees with an unlicensed remodeler.

Shaw Company Remodeling is a licensed remodeling company that has an excellent reputation for superior work. Contact them today for a quote.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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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We wanted to write to you and let you know what a wonderful experience I had with your company. You did such a fabulous job!

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

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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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Great family owned company. Definitely someone I would recommend! Keep up the great work!

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Thank you each and everyone for all the excellent work on our bathroom makeover. We are so pleased!

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Best remodeling ever.....true perfectionist! Eric and Carolyn are the best!

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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!

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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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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.

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by Hans & Christina

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.

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by David L. on ReviewBuzz

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

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

We used Shaw Company to remodel our master bathroom. Everyone we met with was very professional and helpful. Patrick helped us with the initial design phase, Brittany with the material selections, Anthony oversaw the actual construction, and Nancee checked in with us regularly to keep us informed and make sure we were pleased with everything! I really appreciated that they had a design center so I didn't feel overwhelmed with that part of the process. Additionally, Anthony did a great job of communicating with us daily through the process and making sure things were done right. It was a great experience and I enthusiastically recommend Shaw Company Remodeling!

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