Received written quote June 22. Everything thereafter was verbal. Company scheduled follow up meeting June 28 they were a no show. We reschedule for June 29. Meeting took place and discussed architect drawings, demolition to start by Tuesday July 3 and new construction. Shook hands expecting demoing to start. Several calls to company confirming schedule time went unreturned. Wife of contractor finally called on Tuesday telling us company would not do our deck and left us hanging. We guess hand shakes and trust are meaningless to Kangas Construction. Nothing in writing except the quote left us in a terrible bind with our collapsing deck a huge safety issue. We've moved on. We recommend you never even start with this company.
Posted: 7/03/2012 • Link to this review
Shawn & Julie Kangas provided the best experience I've ever had with any contractor doing ANY work on my house, period. Over the last 8 weeks they've been finishing our basement and the whole job has been outstanding. Shawn provided a detailed quote at the beginning of the process that was roughly in the middle of the price range of the 3 quotes I had. His subs showed up on the day committed, on time, and got to work. All of his subs do excellent work, and it is evident that they take a lot of pride in what they do. The carpentry and trim/finish far exceeded my expectations, and the bar that they built was phenomenal. Shawn did not ask for money up front, but rather 6-7 draws throughout the process as major segments of the work were completed. He called or was there in person every day to every other day to report on progress and next steps. He very much made us part of the decision making process the whole way through. Overall, I highly recommend Kangas for any big interior or exterior job on your house. The guy is first class, super customer oriented, and a pleasure to deal with.
Posted: 3/19/2012 • Link to this review
When I approached Kangas in 2007 about finishing my basement; I never thought I would be able to afford to have it done. Kangas made it happen. I gave him a blank check and a credit card; went to Florida and allowed him to do his magic. When I returned in 2 months I was lost for words. My basement is EL FAB; without Kangas I would never have such a lovely basement. He added features at no cost to me (my Bar, columns and even a secret storage room. Thank you and your team for your honesty, creativity and professionalism.
Posted: 10/22/2009 • Link to this review
When my husband and I first decided to expand our rear deck and add a screened in porch, we were hesitant as to what company we should contact. Through a friend of a friend, we learned about Shawn Kangas of Kangas Construction. After we saw the job he had completed for my friend's sister, we were convinced that Shawn was the man for our job! His care and concern for our satisfaction is hard to find. His ideas were incredible. Our new expanded back deck and beautiful screened in porch are absolutely the "show stopper" areas of our home. I highly recommend Kangas Construction. Shawn is a terrific guy who really cares about YOUR home.
Posted: 7/01/2008 • Link to this review
Shawn is a true craftsman. He takes pride in his work and is customer focused. He listens to your needs and ideas to incorporate the best functioinal and aesthetic design for the area. He is extremely creative and flexible during the process of planning through the finished project and can make many practical suggestions when needed. I couldn't give Shawn a higher recommendation. His work matches or exceeds existing work by the original builder. I am thoroughly satisfied with the work he has done in my basement. His unique custom trim and cabinetry gives you more bang for the buck; a true artisan at his trade. Shawn is the lead carpenter on the job and communicates constantly with the homeowner from beginning to finished work to ensure the customer's satisfaction.
Posted: 4/15/2008 • Link to this review
If you are looking for quality work from a contractor that really cares about his reputation and his customers look no further. Shawn and his team took our unfinished basement and transformed it into a show place. A real professional who thinks out of the box but considers your budget and your money as if it were his. Has outstanding Subs in every field necessary to complete your project. No briefcase contractor here. This company talks the talk and walks the walk. Can honestly give him the highest of recommendations. Give this company a try, you will not be disappointed.
Posted: 4/07/2008 • Link to this review