rpf_decatur
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Member since 12/22/2011
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Checkmate Flooring

Posted on: 6/14/2012

Best contractor I have hired so far

I am a do it yourselfer who can be difficult to please and typically I don't bother to write reviews because even with good research, most contractors I've dealt with are pretty good though not perfect and tend to cut corners if you let them. Well Mike and his crew were absolutely meticulous and did a fantastic job refinishing the floors in the whole house, putting down som new areas of flooring, new shoe molding, and cleanup. I would not know the difference between the old (1950s) and new areas of floor by looking at them. And if you're looking for a group that shows up on time and does exactly what they say they'll do, this is it. I found them through a referral from a friend and have been recommending them to others. It is nice to see the work of a real professional and realize that even given the time and right tools, there is no way I could do as good a job as them. Their bid was at or better than 2 others too. I will say to anyone getting their floors done for the first time, do have some realistic expectations about the dust - though the floor should be sparkling, it is simply impossible to keep dust from finding the tops of ceilng fans, window sills, etc - so getting your stuff completely out of the work area, taking down drapes, etc is the only way to go, and budget for an hr or so of dusting and rehanging things afterward.

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King Tree Experts, Inc

Posted on: 12/22/2011

Will use them everytime

I've used King Tree twice, and each time the bid was a good deal and the work was done on time and exactly how I asked. What really impressed me is their attention to detail with cleanup, care with surrounding plantings and trees, and skill at taking down some very large trees near power lines and overhanging the house. I don't know if there are cheaper groups out there but it is difficult to imagine anyone doing a better job. Both times I ended up with a cleaner yard than before the work was done.

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