The cold, wet & windy season is here so it’s time to bundle up…and I’m talking about the house! It’s Fall again, and as Benjamin Franklin put it, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While unproven, I’m pretty sure he was referring to home maintenance and weatherization. This starts with your roof and gutters – everything tight and sealed? How about your chimney and exterior soffits & trim – all solid, caulked and painted? Doors and windows – rot-free fiberglass, low-e and energy-efficient? Exterior water faucets covered? Exterior light bulbs replaced? From roof repairs to new gutters, trim, doors and windows, we have you covered. One call does it all!
"We are lucky. We had hired Rick on a recommendation of a friend to paint the interior of a house we had to sell. That house was 40 years old and looked it. I swear, I am so glad disco is dead. After Rick and his crew did such an amazing job painting, we had five offers within days, and sold the house within three weeks. Fast forward to what this job is about. We moved into our new home and while the previous owners had lived in it for 12 years and had made a few upgrades, the house needs to enter the 21st century. Our first order of business was to protect the repaired foundation. We called Rick and he came over. We told him ALL the jobs we wanted to work on, and he worked up a COMPLETE estimate for each. First was the Exterior. Before we could add gutters, we had to repaint the outside. God, I think the previous owners had it powder blue. I likely gagged when I saw bits of that color all over the place. Anyway, after we made the decision to start transforming our home, Rick told us a crew would be out the next day! Yeah, that was the sound of my jaw hitting the ground, folks. We were unprepared, but quickly jumped at the awesome timing. The team came out and power washed the house on Thursday. We had looked online and chose a quality paint color. Rick told my husband to take a screenshot of the color, TEXT it to him, and then Rick or his crew bought the paint. The team returned the next day and by the time we returned home from our jobs THE WORK WAS DONE. Paint AND gutters. I kid you not. Everything was painted, gutters matched the paint so well that I only knew they were a tiny bit off the color because that paint we chose doesn't come in the gutter selection. On Saturday, the crew came back and did minor touch ups. Rick came by on SUNDAY to see the work himself. I was busy working or I would have tackle hugged him to the ground. He was lucky to get away with only a handshake from my husband. So, yeah. I kinda love Rick and his gang. I've dealt with NIGHTMARE contractors. People who should not be permitted licenses. People who should be in jail for shoddy workmanship and rip-off prices. We'll be working with Rick Manning and his superhero team until this 1985 ranch house is mistaken for something out of Star Trek. The guy is awesome. We're excited to get to the next project, and I'll be sure to post here each time so you all know how it goes."