We’ve lived in this house in Bennett Valley since 1978, and have done significant home improvement projects every three years on average: expansion to open floor plan, hardwood floors, two bathroom remodels, bedroom remodel, kitchen update, Andersen windows throughout, new decks, etc.
The general contractor we’d worked with so successfully for the past 20 years retired recently and we asked him to recommend a replacement who worked to the same high standards. His enthusiastic highest recommendation was Youngs & Company. And so when it came time to choose a contractor for the items on this year’s home improvement list, we called on Bob Youngs.
The project had three phases:
1. Maintenance Items: Replace the side door to the garage, damaged by dry rot and southern exposure. Rehang four interior doors that were sticking in their casings due to settling of the house over the years. Scrape, sand, prime and paint the roof fascia boards to prolong their useful life, and paint the rain gutters to generally “spruce up” the curb appeal.
2. Living Room Remodel: Remediate the popcorn ceiling and retexture. Install pot lights on dimmers. Replace 1970s vintage electric outlets and switches with up-to-date equipment. Add crown molding. Paint walls. Remove old carpet and install hardwood floors and baseboards to match existing in the foyer. Refinish the natural wood trim of the bay window and window seat.
3. Replace two 30-year old Anderson sliding patio doors with modern Mil-Gard Essence line units.
All phases are now complete and the finished results are absolutely beautiful. The level of craftsmanship, skill, attention to detail, and pride of work shown by the crew throughout the project has been exceptional. The electrical sub who did the pot lights said the crown molding installation is the best he’s ever seen. Matching the living room clear-finished baseboards to those in the adjacent foyer was tricky because the living room floor is step-down from the foyer. The quality of the joinery in this very visible transition is absolutely superb. The Youngs & Company team member responsible for the painting is a master painter, and it shows in the finished product.
Money: The contract was clear, complete, and the budget and payment terms straightforward. There were no surprises of any kind in the course of this project. We did not solicit other bids. We’ve been through enough home improvement projects to know what’s in the ballpark. Quality is remembered (and you’re reminded of it every day when you look at your house) long after the price is forgotten.
Our house looks great, functions better, has had value added and feels new again. Thank You, Youngs & Company, for a superb job.
Sorry we have no photos to post. If you’d like to see the finished job as a reference, Youngs & Company is hereby authorized to give you our contact information so we can arrange a visit.
Bill & Sue Badstubner Customers/Homeowners/Retirees