Wendy Schoef

As seen on Angie’s List…

My husband and I were looking at various places to get kitchen and bathroom cabinets when we came across Bradco Kitchens. We met with our designer, Rachel, and she recommended B & R since they have a good working relationship with them.
This was not our first remodeling project (although definitely our largest) and had started interviewing different contractors. We were a bit skeptical to go with B & R but after doing a quick online search we saw that they had been in business for awhile. Rachel let us know that B & R and Bradco work together as one team and introduced us to Charlie. We set up a meeting to get an estimate.
Before he even began, Charlie already had an idea of what we had wanted. Apparently he had talked to Rachel ahead of time. This made the process so much easier. The estimate was very thorough and gave a couple options that we hadn’t even considered and there was an itemized list with actual costs! Much different then some other estimates we’ve gotten from other contractors. We could tell that using B & R was going to be the right decision.
Before any real work was done, Manny (our foreman) and Eli (Manny’s supervisor) came over to inspect the structure and to make sure that the project could be completed within budget. They did have to make a couple of holes in the ceiling but let us know that they were necessary to make sure we didn’t run into any problems later. Once they did that, we got the go ahead.
Remodeling didn’t begin for almost a month, apparently you need to wait for just about everything to arrive before they’ll even start work. We were a little disappointed because we wanted to get started right away, but I guess its better than being in the middle of a project for even longer.
I have to give props to the team when they began work, they really did a good job creating a massive plastic barrier to protect the rest of the house. They even made doors with the plastic! Although, dust still seemed to find its way almost everywhere else. Guess that’s just the nature of a project like this. Next time, I’ll definitely take the time to cover anything I don’t want to get dusty!
All in all everything went pretty smoothly. Although I say that now, we did have several surprises along the way that at the time seemed like such a big deal, like some very old leaky pipes that did some damage inside the wall. Manny let me know as soon as they discovered it and went over our options.  Wasn’t too happy about having to spend more money, but the charges were reasonable and the repairs needed to be done. I guess it was better to discover it sooner rather than later. They even were very
reasonable when we changed our mind about the color of paint in the bathroom AFTER they had already painted (another charge I wasn’t happy about, but I know I wouldn’t want to paint the bathroom again for free either).
The bottom line is we’re very happy with B & R. Manny is super nice and all the guys were nice to my family, even when my son kept asking them a million questions while they were trying to work. Will gladly hire them again if we ever decide to remodel although why would we when we love our new kitchen and bath!
Whew… that was a long review. Hope it helps someone else.

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