Property Remodeling in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Our solid in-house construction team coupled with our working relationships with banks, trusted contractors, and effective construction management helps our clients achieve a cash-generating position from renovations quickly. Our diversity and experience in the field will provide property owners like you, with more value than the remodeling and maintenance services in Grand Rapids.
Property Remodeling, Rehab, and Maintenance Services We Offer
Our remodeling, rehab, and maintenance services are extensive. We have years of experience in this field, which ensures that our in-house maintenance and construction team is efficient and cost-effective to you, the property owner. The quality of our work is unparalleled in the Grand Rapids area. Below are some of the services we offer related to remodeling and maintenance.
Basement and Garage Clean-Up and Repairs
~Fire extinguisher installs
~Shelves and Cabinets
~Durable epoxy coatings for garage floors
~Hardwood, tile, & vinyl floors
~Stairs, steps, & railings
~Caulking windows and doors
~Fascia board repair
~Garage door adjustment/repair
Installation of Appliances, Curtains, Doors, Windows, etc.
~Attic exhaust fans
~Blinds and Shades
~Child Safety Latches
~Drywall and plaster cracks
~Gates and Fences
Bathroom Repair and Cleanup
~Caulking around tile and fixtures
Mirrors, Walls, and Ceilings
~Fan installs & repairs
~Awnings – installation, cleaning, repair
~Brick landscaping & repair
~Window Well Covers
Roofing and Gutter Cleaning and Repairs
~Chimney caps – install, replace
~Downspouts – install, clean out
Assembly of Furniture and Other Items
~You Name it!
~Picture and mirror hanging
Areas We Serve
- Grand Rapids
- East Grand Rapids
- Comstock Park
- Forest Hills
- Byron Center
Do you provide estimates, quotes, or charge by the hour?
All three. Hourly Rate: If the job is small and relatively straight forward – we’ll use our judgment during your initial call to assess how long the work will take and schedule a visit from a craftsman based on that assessment. However, due to the variables experienced when dealing with home repairs and the difficulty in assessing the work on the phone, the task may take longer (or shorter) than estimated. Some time, when you open a wall or take down a light fixture you may find something unexpected that was not part of the original assessment. The charge will also include any materials that are required plus carriage (charged at the hourly rate) for any materials that need to be collected. Quotation: In many cases an exact quote can be given, depending on the type and size of the project. This can be done when we are dealing with all the known factors, for example, if you need shingles torn off and replaced, that is straight forward, however if after you get the old shingles off you have rotted boards, that would be an extra. If the task is straight forward we’ll be able to provide a fixed price – a quote – for doing the work. Estimate: In older buildings and depending on the scope of the project, this is the most common method. With our extensive experience, most times, we know what to expect and can take the anticipated into consideration. However, if a house is purchased from a bank or tax sale and you are not able to test the water pressure, furnace and electrical system, it is impossible to know if these items need work or replacement.
How soon can you do the remodeling work?
That depends on the scope of the project and permits required, normally we can get started within a 2 week period.
I need several different types of remodeling jobs done. How many craftsmen will you send?
It depends on the project, we do have craftsman the specialize in one or two areas and we have others that can do many handyman type of projects. If we are doing a complete remodel in an older home that needs heating, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall and paint, there would be several different people on the job. If it is just a painting job, we may have 2-4 painters. If it something very small that needs a handyman only, there would only be one person.
I'd like to use your remodeling service. What do I do?
Call us and let us know what you want done. We will set up a time that is convenient for you to look at the project and discuss what you want done. You will be given an estimate or quote and a scheduled time to start.
What areas do you remodel in?
United Properties specializes in Kent County and Western Ottawa Counties.
What happens if I'm not happy with the remodeling work?
In this unlikely event, we’ll re-visit your property to examine the work. If it hasn’t been completed to the high standard we expect, we’ll put it right free of charge.
What happens if the craftsman damages my property during remodeling?
In the very unlikely event that this should happen, United Properties will repair the damage at no cost to you. You would also be covered under our insurance if something major would happen.
What is your hourly rate?
It varies according to the type of the work required. Different levels of experience needed are charged at different rates. This can usually be calculated when we understand the needs. Please call us to discuss your requirements.
What kind of remodeling work do you undertake?
Anything from installing a mail box to lifting a house and repairing a foundation.
Who provides the materials?
United Properties manages the complete project if you would decide to use us.