The results were excellent, and I am very satisfied. I did monitor the job as it progressed. I had photos of the original deck if questions arose. His crew was very competent. They made several suggestions that improved results on the stairs and planters, while maintaining the original appearance. The finished deck looks very good and everything feels solid. The lumber quality was beyond my expectations, with many boards having no knots at all and the rest having an occasional very small knot. Mike had ordered some extra boards so that they could be culled so that only the best boards were used. Unused boards were then returned to the local supplier, Mebane Lumber. At the end of the job, Mike Dodson went over all the screws on the deck to make sure they were flush, and that no places were missed. Cleanup was meticulous and everything was swept clean.
High praise for a company that does what it promises, they gave me a very competitive bid, much better than the mega tv sales types who push financing & purported freebies over price. Mike, Barry, Paul, Rod, and their considerate subcontractors are the stuff, yes! I highly recommend them for your roofing needs, & my Union Corrugating galva-lume roof is the talk of our west end Carrboro neighborhood, contemporary mid-century awesomeness at its best, alright now! These are good people to deal with, they go the extra mile to make you happy, getting it done in a timely fashion with high standards, and they worked with me to accommodate my needs, they listened without trying to up-sell (no bait & switch here, & no high pressure either).
The work was performed efficiently and expertly. Cleanup was done every afternoon so there was no mess around the house and no danger of nails in our driveway. The crew was polite and friendly. Mr. Dodson and his staff are top notch and I highly recommend them. Our roof looks great and we plan to have them back to re-roof other buildings on our property.
Service was started as promised and completed in two days. Each day, the clean-up was thorough - you could not really tell anybody had been there.
I did have some cheaper bids (and one for about the same price), but was I not confident in what I was getting for the money. Usually cheaper meant installation over the existing asphalt - not the way I wanted to go. Mike was able to explain what I was getting for the money in a matter-of-fact manner that was not a bunch of sales-hype.
Highly recommend as we are very pleased with the outcome of our project. Would absolutely use Mr. Dodson again if we had a need. He had very helpful insights when working with the architect on design, checked with us as applicable about implementing design details throughout the project, has skilled & conscientious employees & sub-contractors, and deals effectively with unanticipated events (jobsite issues, inspection problems, etc.).
They remodeled our bathroom, closets and changing area in the master bedroom. We would hire Dodson Construction again.
Mike Dodson and his crew did a fantastic job in rebuilding our deck. Would recommend his construction knowledge to anyone!
I called and left a message about getting someone to look at a roof leak. Mr. Dodson called me back the same day and left a message for me. After a day or two of phone tag, I caught up with him. He was very nice and explained that he had recently had a sharp uptick in the number of jobs and wasn't able to agree to do anything soon. Said he'd keep my contact information and pass it along to anyone he ran across and might have some openings. I really appreciated him calling me back to let me know what the deal was - I called several people and it must have been really busy for everyone, but most folks didn't call back at all. I will definitely call Dodson again for future jobs.
It has been over two years since it has been built and we have had no problems. There were a lot of unanticipated glitches and they were all handled in a professional way. Among the glitches were delays in the permit process and wood rot on our house leading to the replacement of a door. They also worked straight through a heat wave.
It looks good. Doesn't appear like a rush job or that is what it was meant to be originally.
He was good. He did a project for me and we discussed it and he told me sign off on it so that's good. He's very easy top work with. The price was reasonable.
Mike Dodson of Dodson Construction company is professional, punctual, honest, reasonably priced, skilled and has a host of phenomenal suppliers and subcontractors. Mike was always available to discuss our concerns, modifications (there were many), options, areas of potential cost savings and any other items pertinent to the project. Mike was also great at educating us regarding areas to not cut costs on and why. He was patient with our seemingly never ending list of add-ons and changes. Mike and his crew were always reliable and tidy. Trust was never a concern and the end product is beautiful. The very few, normal, minor issues that have arisen since the project completion have been addressed promptly and without hassle. We have embarked on several remodels over the years and Mike was (and is) the most relaxed yet professional contractor ever encountered. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a residential contractor. Mike was always available via text, phone and email which we truly appreciated as this isn't always the case with general contractors. His company is based out of Hillsboro, NC and the best number to reach him is 919-644-0076.
He came in and he was really high. He was very professional, very professional. He was very confident. He knew exactly what he was doing. But you could just tell he was probably hired other people to do the job so we went ahead and hired someone who actually does it themselves where he doesn't have to contract it out.
Mike was suggested as a viable contractor by another contractor that I respect, so I asked for an estimate from him. Mike is very easy to work with and listens to what you want and makes suggestions when he thinks he should. The employees and sub-contractors that he brought in were knowledgeable, skilled and were people that I was very comfortable with having in my house.
The work progressed as I had expected. When we had a surprise of a waste line in the wall where a doorway was to be cut, the plumber came in and moved the line and kept the job moving.
The cabinets that were built match my other cabinets exactly. I had slide-out shelving built. When an adjustment needed to be made, the cabinet maker came out and took care of it immediately. He had been able to make the trim to match the detailing on the cabinets exactly.
One small item - I'm still waiting on a trim piece for the ice maker line supply box.
Only reason I gave a "b" on price was that I had gotten two estimates The first guy took longer to do the estimate. He came back higher. But then Mike ended up increasing his estimate after I had decided to go with him. We did discuss the cost and he worked with me. I felt that I had given each contractor the same detail. Mike still came in fairly close to the other contractor, so I think he was in the ballpark for a general who manages the project from start to finish.
The contractors did their best to keep a clean site and cleaned up each day. They were there when they said they would be.
Mike, the owner, came out to my house within an hour of my call on a Saturday. I reported to him that I had a drip happening in an upstairs window and could find no source. He investigated, including going up into the (probably) 165 degree attic and found the problem. It was not his area of expertise (not construction/roofing, but heating and air conditioning) and recommended someone to help with the issue. He was prompt, courteous and exceedingly helpful. AND, he did not charge me. What a company! Told him that the minute he left I was going to write a good report for Angie's List and recommend him to anyone needing construction. DO NOT HESITATE to call on Dodson Construction.
This addition created a new larger laundry and mud room and created a new side entry into our home.
Our wish and request was for the addition to match our existing home as completely as possible so as to appear an original part of the home. Mike & crew did an outstanding job in this regard. On the exterior, Mike took pains to match the wood accents and shutters on the windows, the wood columns and woodwork on the new covered porch, the shingles and all other exterior aspects of the new construction to the existing home. On the interior, the baseboards, crown molding, wood cabinetry and light fixtures were all carefully matching to the existing kitchen.
Additionally, in order to create the new entry into the kitchen, Mike & crew breached a wall, removed a small section of tile flooring and replaced with wood plank flooring which had to be blended into and stain matched to the existing wood flooring in the kitchen. This was a nice improvement to the existing kitchen.
During the consultation & bidding process Mike listened to our input, noted where code requirements would influence decisions, laid out options for later choices and provided a base bid with clear notations on cost allowances for various items.
Construction started on time. Mike was generally on-site each day to coordinate activities but would let us know in advance if he would not be on-site on a particular day. Mike was readily available via cell phone and email for questions, etc. Mike provided weekly expectations of work to be performed and any decisions we needed to make on materials, fixtures, etc.
There were a few instances where we asked Mike to rework items. In each case the issue was addressed promptly and completely to our satisfaction. The tile grout color did not match our expectations and was re-grouted. The final finish on the hardwood floor was not as smooth as the existing floor (although the color match was great) and was refinished. A couple of subcontractors didn't cleanup completely after themselves but Mike took care of it as soon as we brought it to his attention.
Overall, we are very pleased with the quality and results.Overall, we feel the value was good. The original bid was on budget (not counting our various change orders). We may have been able to reduce costs by using someone who performed most of the work themselves or by simplifying the trim, finish and cabinets. However, the final product is exactly what we were hoping for and the in the expected time frame. We also added several significant change orders including a garden window and extensive wood cabinetry which added to the cost.
My husband and I were very pleased with the finished product. The crew arrived right on time each morning and the job was finished as promised. They were courteous and friendly. Our deck looks gorgeous. Not only do I recommend this company I anticipate that I will use them for future remodels.
Mr. Dodson was professional, giving me a complete estimate before commencing work. He, his workers, and subcontractors were polite, friendly, thorough, and knowledgeable. I never heard a curse word from anyone. His price was higher than other contractors I had contacted, but he was the most professional and up-front. I would use him again for any project I had, and will recommend him to anyone who asks. My neighbors have commented very favorably on the look of the deck and screen room. I am enjoying my addition immensely.
They didn't do the work. I didn't go with them because of the price. I really liked them. He was very honest and he was local. It was just more than I wanted to spend. I didn't think he was too high for what I asked him to do. I decided I didn't want to spend that much money for what I thought I wanted but held back my plan rather than find somebody else to do it cheaper. I really liked him and I would definitely ask him to quote again on a different project if I have it come up. He seemed very honest and knowledgeable. He was very detailed.