This was by far the biggest and most complicated renovation we have ever undertaken. Because the floors in nearly all of the rooms, and the walls and ceiling in many rooms were opened up and repaired, we moved to a rental for 3 months. We visited every day and grew to appreciate the quality and the diligence of the work that Bill Perry, his crew, and his subcontractors were doing. Some key factors: – Project Planning and Control: After preliminary discussions, Bill Perry put together a proposal to describe the scope of work and estimated cost of each work group. This document was 12 pages long and included comprehensive detail. It described executive responsibilities for both Perry Brothers, but also for the owner’s subcontractors and products. Since many of the items required opening walls to establish a final plan or because the plan changed as the project proceeded, Bill would issue detailed Change Notices that were costed out, signed and dated, and specified necessary detail and responsibility. This disciplined professional approach was critical for controlling the project and informing all parties of key issues and decisions that were needed. Another key was that Bill was always available to discuss alternatives and changes we might think were necessary. Bill was always considerate and willing to modify the project to meet our concerns. The cost of “add on’s” were always reasonable. – Workmanship: Perry Bros. staff was generally excellent. Mike, the foreman on our site was remarkable. Knowledgeable in all technical aspects, he would review progress, listen to concerns, talk through options, and make sure all details were done correctly. Perry’s subcontractors were likewise competent, professional, and available when needed. – Working with our Subcontractors: Bill and Mike took responsibility for oversight of subcontractors we hired. As an example, when a cooktop failed, they worked with the appliance source and the countertop supplier to get the job done correctly and quickly.
Description of work:
Below is a summary of the list of tasks for a comprehensive renovation of every room of our home. A definitive, high level of detail was included in the 12 page initial proposal. Multiple written and signed change orders were submitted by the contractor as needed – Kitchen Renovation: remove existing cabinets, counters and appliances; strip existing flooring; gut existing walls to studs; Install new subfloor; block one window, remove and replace other windows per plan; install ductwork and vents; install new appliances and new drains, vents, hot and cold water feeds; install new cabinets and counters; insulate walls; install back splash; install new hardwood floors and finish; apply new trim. – Remove kitchen bearing wall; install LVL beam, floor joists, Simpson joist hangers, and install lally columns – Kitchen electrical: supply and install under cabinet light fixtures, recessed fixtures, GFI receptacles, tie feeds into electrical panel. – Repair weather damage to home; including rot and deterioration to floor, walls, headers and floors, siding and insulation. Remove damaged wall and ceiling; remove damaged fiberglass insulation; spray cavity with mold disinfectant; and re-plaster. At least 8 areas repaired – Re-plumb shop sink; install 2 sill ***** – Remove and replace light fixtures and sconces. Repair wiring as needed. – 1st and 2nd floor hallways, living room and dining room floors, and 3 sets of stairs: remove existing floor coverings; apply Hardi Pak sublayer; install hardwood flooring on 2nd floor; sand and finish coat with 3 layers of poly. – Remove existing floor and install hardwood floors on 1st floor office, master bedroom, 2 guest bedrooms; sand and finish coat. – Bathrooms: replace hinges on vanities as needed; install granite countertops on 2 vanities; remove vanity and lower section of wall and insulate wall cavity with closed cell foam. – Remove existing fiberglass insulation in all cellar ceilings. – Stained glass window: frame opening for 8 foot half round stained glass window; construct frame and molding; patch and plaster wall; trim interior and exterior of window. – Interior painting: Address all damaged wall and ceiling areas; Sand, caulk, prep, prime, and apply two coats of finish paint on all walls; Sand, caulk, prep, prime, and apply one coat of finish paint on all door, windows, and trim; coat sunroom ceiling with 2 coats of Sikkens; paint all ceilings, (minus 3 rooms). – Two decks and lower stairs: remove existing deck and stair boards; install 2×6 PT deck joists between existing; install Simpson hangers; remove and replace deck toop rail with PT 2×6; power wash ballast and post on 2 decks and stairs; apply 2 coats of Deck and Dock on posts, rails, and ballast; remove all decking on steps and decks and replace with Trex composite decking secured with hidden fasteners. – Exterior Painting: Recoat entire house base and all trim one coat. – Miscellaneous: remove and replace skirt boards on entire rear sunroom with PVC stock; remove and replace two sections of defective vertical wood siding; replace rotted cap on privacy fence; remove AC unit, frame in and insulate wall cavity; patch and plaster interior ready for paint, side exterior to match; remove bookcase on right side of fireplace; repair loose siding on sunroom roof; clean and adjust or replace window all actuators. -Replace all recessed light fixtures with sealed LED units. -All permits and inspections performed by contractor; certificate of insurance to be issued to owner; one year guarantee on workmanship; remove all debris.