Finally decided to re-do the house in scottsdale. After thinking about it for over five years, it was time. NEVER had done anything other than a re-paint of a house, so this was a pretty intimidating prospect. There are plenty of horror stories so the concern was valid.
Did A LOT of research before starting this project. A LOT. Using Angie's List, Yelp, Home Advisor et. al. and met with numerous companies. Even contact both big box home improvement retailers for bids as well. So many things to think about, evaluate and consider. Champagne taste on a beer budget? What is a budget? How much could this cost. How much WOLD this cost....So many unknowns.
Was very concerned about hiring a professional contractor. Spoke to numerous people about the process, checking references, licensing, etc. It was all on the table. The house was built in the 1980's with no insulation, single pane windows, a flat roof, very dated kitchen and bathrooms etc. Plus, the utility bills were unmanageable. Wanted new windows and doors, but could they be afforded. The first and foremost need was the entire new kitchen, new bathrooms and new flooring.
During the first meeting with Alin, started to establish serious thoughts about using his company, Granite Solutions. His demeanor, honesty, and vision was right on point. Alin made suggestions not thought of before that would improve the look. Made suggestions based on experience and did it tactfully and with respect. He provided information about different options at each point to improve cost efficiency, aesthetics and flow of things in the house, he addressed every concern and listened very well. Actually listened and made sure what was being said was heard.
Was really hoping his bid would be competitive with all the others received - a total of 10 bids.
Laid out two different construction plans for him to bid. Not having won the lottery, costs were a concern and pretty much dictated what could be done.
#1 - The "WHOLE" thing, and #2 "just the requirements (floors, kitchen & baths)".
Upon comparing all the bids and the work to be performed, we were very impressed with Granite Solutions pricing and the level of detail outlined in the bid. Alin provided both bids and broke down everything in detail.
There was even an additional walk-thru after receiving the bids just to confirm and elaborate on everything outlined. This was AWESOME!
So, went with Granite Solutions and the excellence from him and his company was reflective in the work and communication before we started and then to the crew that arrived on day 1, to the final walk thru and "blue tape" session. (where I find things that need to be addressed once done). Oh, I only used two pieces of tape, and I'm pretty meticulous.
Granite Solutions work was outstanding from start to finish.
There was great attention to all details of the project including, adhering to the timetable, minimizing disruption in the house, and the daily cleanup to minimize the mess. The workers were courteous and took pride in their work. The construction environment was relaxed, and there was no feeling of "strangers" in the house because there was constant communication and information flow about everything. No detail was to minimal for a discussion.
Granite Solutions transformed a dated nice house into a fantastic "new" home.
Ended up going with option #1 and had the whole house done. Floors. Interior paint. new bathrooms, kitchen, all doors and windows, new roof and new AC units. Because of the superior work and the effective use of time and funds, even the exterior of the house was able to be painted. All in all it's a completely new house. Fantastic price, fantastic work.
I can't recommend Granite Solutions highly enough for any level of work you may be doing. Counter tops, cabinets, floors, painting etc. Basically any home remodeling, consider Granite Solutions for your work. A++
Thanks very much
Granite Solutions did a fantastic job. We called them after our kitchen was partially demolished (due to water damage) and they did a great job rebuilding the cabinets, installing them plus new shelves, new sink, faucet and new countertops. Alin and his crew were very accommodating to our schedule and made sure everything was done to our satisfaction.
Alin and his crew were excellent. Good work ethic, very good at staying in touch, responding to questions, and staying on schedule. Offered guidance in selecting granite and did a terrific job installing it. We love it. Highly recommend Granite Solutions!
I just used Granite Solutions again for a home remodel. I used them a few years ago in my old home and because of my previous experience, I had no hesitation in having them complete this project. They installed about 1500 sq ft of wood look tile flooring and completed a shower remodel as well. The shower remodel included electric, plumbing, drywall, and tile install. I couldn't be happier with the results! The crew was fantastic and the quality of work performed was top notch. I would highly recommend them for any home improvement project you may have. I will definitely continue to use them for my home improvement needs in the future!
Wow. We found Granite Solutions on Google and it was like finding a diamond in the rough. Excellent service all around. A night and day difference from our other contractor. Very professional staff, friendly, affordable and they do whatever they can to accommodate you. We really wanted our kitchen done before the holidays and Alan made sure to get it done right the first time just in time for us. Would recommend to anyone!
Back again to utilize Granite Solutions. Alin and his staff are the best. I have now used them twice and will use them again when I am ready for more projects. This time it was for a backsplash and again they provided the same great service. I looked at Yelp reviews prior to using them again and see others have been as impressed as me. I can't see how anyone could have anything negative to say about Granite Solutions. These Romanians know their stone. Thanks again guys for a great job.
I found Granite Solutions after getting several quotes around the valley. I was in the middle of a complete remodel of my house and was looking for fast service. Most places are similar in price when it comes to counter tops so I chose Alin and his team because they are the most personable and available. They are very knowledgeable, easy to get in touch with and work within a quick timetable.
I picked out my own granite materials at a slab yard located in Tempe. At the slab yard, the employees knew Alin and spoke highly of him. I called Alin and he met with me the same day to measure the counter top area. He helped me with aesthetic decisions concerning my sink and edge overlap. Since I installed my own cabinets and sink, it was important to have a company install a counter top on cabinets that may or may not be perfect. We went over the cost and time frame for the job and I accepted immediately.
During the next few days I received phone calls and messages about the progress being made on my counter tops. I really appreciated the communication because I was without a kitchen during this remodel. I was shocked to know that I could get my counter top installed much faster than any other business could offer.
On the day of the install I heard from Alin and his team when they were on their way. They showed up on time and got right to work. They did an amazing job installing the granite counter tops on my cabinets and they fixed my sink positioning to make it fit perfectly. Since my counter top is longer than one slab of granite, I had a seam placed behind the sink and the pattern on the granite flows over the seam making it invisible.
I highly recommend Granite Solutions and I will continue to use them for future renovations! Thanks Alin!
Alin the owner operator of Granite Solution was great and I can't say enough good things about everyone from Granite Solutions that worked on our house. We did a complete gut and remodel of our kitchen and master bathroom. Not only did everything exceed our expectations but the work was done when promised and on time. It felt like everyone that came to work at my house cared about the smallest detail and treated my remodel like it was their own. I could ask anyone onsite questions and get answers on the spot about what they were doing and why. This was a huge plus compared to other companies that I worked with in the past. You don't see the owner at the start of the project and never see him again and his staff knows what they are doing! If you remodeling this is one company you need to get a quote from! I have included pictures on Yelp of our competed remodel.