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Dear Mr. Vickers,
Enclosed is the payment of which I owe for the recent work done at my home. I wanted to say how much I appreciated the work that was done, especially on the porch and shed. I know it was hot those days, but Mr. Gordon kept on working. I am thankful to the Lord that I was able to get this done at this time and thankful to you for sending the right workers. I am very pleased with all the work that was done, especially on the shed. Again, thank you for the help; I appreciated it and the workers as well. By the way, my daughter came by and was very happy with everything as well.
This was a big job and we had several estimates, 1 company called back to say it was to big for his crew. This wasn’t the cheapest estimate that we received but it was the most detailed and understandable for us the laymen to understand. Also Vic Vickers was the most personable gentleman when he came out to do the estimate.. He made us very comfortable and reassured us that the job wasn’t unattainable like one of the contractors did.
They gave us a one month estimate for completion, and they were right on the money. There were always a few questions that we had about a certain thing they were doing and they always explained completely and patiently. The crews who arrived were mannerly and they were very professional. The scraping of the popcorn ceilings was the messiest of all the work that was done, they taped and covered everything to help with the mess. That was the hardest part of the whole project, and they tried to clean up as much as possible but it was a complete mess and just walking on the floors stirred up the dust from that stuff. This process was like moving, I had to pack up everything and move it into our garage.
We had a problem with the retexture of the ceilings, I wasn’t happy with the final outcome after everything was painted and we talked with Billy. He assured us that they would take care of it and they did. The second time it turned out great and we are very happy with the whole outcome.. The wood flooring looks amazing and the total effect of all the work is so beautiful that it left me speechless. I love all that they did and Billy even gave us some pointers on replacing some lighting in our kitchen with LED can light replacements, they were perfect and it made a big difference.
It feels like a new house and I am grateful to Handymen R us for making me love my home finally..
We are getting ready to do the other half of the house which entails 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Are definitely using Handymen R Us ! Enjoyed the experience as much as could be possible for a remodel…
Dear Vic and Walt
Thank You for the work you did on my house! I really appreciate how responsive youve beeen and how quickly you were able to do all of the work! I especially wanted to thank you for going above and beyond while fixing the back door – I didnt realize it had gotten that bad, and because you took the extra step, I dont have to worry about it.
Lynelle Nichols – Cowen Group
“Thank you for such a great job. God always puts his people together in a time of need. I have older friends that need work done by someone they can trust. I will highly recommend you. Thanks again.”
“Vic, I just want you to know how pleased we are of the remodeling job. We have had several compliments already. I like all of it, but I think I like the tile backsplash best of all. Thanks to you and all your hard work, you have a very pleased customer.”
Wanda and JT
“Vic, I appreciate your fairness and honesty so much. You have always treated me fairly and always been good at your word. Being a single woman, I really appreciate you. I know I can call on you anytime and be treated with respect and honesty.
Thank you so much,”
“I asked Handymen R Us to give me an estimate and then we scheduled a date for work. There was no problem scheduling. Other fencing companies I called didn’t even bother to call me back. It is always nice to interact with a business working on your property that is curtious, pleasant, and respectful. All of the men I interacted with were just that. They did not even mind me hanging around while they worked. To complete the work the day after they set the poles they even worked in the rain. I had already purchased the panels and poles. This was not a problem for the crew. The quality of work this company does is fabulous and the interaction with all working on the project was great. I would certainly use this company again” Kim
” I requested a quote from several other vendors before I was able to get anybody to come out. Vic was prompt, personable and professional. I would recommend the company and their work. The final price was right on the original estimate and I got exactly what I paid for.” Robin
Midwest City, OK 73110
Remodeling – General
Remodeling – Kitchen & Bathroom
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Work Completed Date:
September 02, 2011
Home Build Year:
Description Of Work:
Total home remodel with Vic Vickers acting as general contractor.Interior:Kitchen- Completely gutted, then new, custom cabinets and countertops installed. Soffit removed to allow for taller upper cabinets. Doorway from kitchen into den was relocated and new refrigerator niche was built where old doorway was. Peninsula was added to increase functional space. Tiled backsplash added over all countertops and peninsula. Floor had old linoleum removed and porcelain tile installed. Old popcorn texture removed from ceiling which was then repaired and textured/prepped for painting. New light fixtures installed. Kitchen was rewired with all outlets being upgraded to GFI and additional electrical outlets added. Dishwasher relocated, new garbage disposal added with under-the-sink plumbing being re-done. New sink and faucets installed. Water line added for refrigerator icemaker. Over-the-range microwave added.Hall bathroom- Completely gutted, then new, cast-iron tub installed. The tub surround was custom tiled with 12″ tiles and decorative inlay, extending to the ceiling. New, water-saving toilet installed. Original vanity base was re-used but with a new, custom countertop added with molded sink, as well as new faucets. Floor had porcelain tile installed. Doors covering the floor-to-ceiling built-in storage were replaced to match those on the vanity. Door to the hall was also replaced with six-panel door. Ceiling and walls repaired and textured/prepped for painting. Electrical outlet and ceiling fan/vent were added. New light fixtures installed.Master bathroom- Mostly gutted, with original double vanity base and vanity top being re-used, although with new faucets. Small, damaged, pre-fabricated corner shower was replaced with larger shower custom-designed to use all the floor space between the corner wall and whirlpool tub. Subflooring had been damaged under old shower, due to water leakage. This was replaced, then the new shower was built with 18″ porcelain tiles on the wall and decorative tile inlay. Again, the tile was extended to the ceiling and the shower floor was appropriately sloped with non-slip tile. An extra-tall glass wall and door were custom-made for shower. Old drop-in whirlpool tub was replaced with new one and new faucets, and it’s base was tiled to match shower. Plumbing was re-done for both the shower and the whirlpool tub. Floor was tiled with same porcelain tile. New, water saving toilet was installed. Walls and ceiling were textured/prepped for painting. Ceiling light was replaced with light/heater. Wiring for single light over vanity was split out for two lights– one over each sink. One electrical outlet was moved to accomodate larger shower.Master bedroom- Ceiling had old popcorn texture removed, then was repaired and textured/prepped for paintng. Door was replaced with six-panel one. Carpet was cleaned.
Den- Old half-bath was completely removed, opening up additional floor space. Old hot water heater was also removed, as well as the closet where it had been. New entrance with steps was created through what used to be a coat closet. Old wall paneling was removed, revealing sheetrock underneath which was repaired and textured/prepped for painting. Old popcorn texture was removed from ceiling, then it was textured/prepped for painting. Walk-in closet was removed and new, larger laundry room, with tiled floor, was built. New tankless hot water heater was added to laundry room, which was also plumbed and wired. Exterior door was added, as well as walls and door between laundry room and den. New carpeting installed in den. Closet where washer and dryer used to be, was restored to regular closet with all plumbing being removed and dryer vent sealed up. Additional lighting and outlets added, as well as ceiling fan relocated.
Living and dining rooms were opened up by removing some walls and creating an open, combined floor plan. Walls and ceilings had old popcorn texture removed and were repaired and textured/prepped for painting. A doorway was closed off and sheetrocked to blend in with walls. Additional wall outlets were added , as well as a ceiling fan/light to the living room ceiling where none had been before. Dining room light was relocated and new one installed.
Many years ago, a bedroom had been removed to create a larger dining area and regular boards were used to fill in the flooring where two of the walls used to be. Those boards were removed and matching hardwood flooring was interlaced to blend in with the original flooring. The hardwood floor was then completely refinished.
Two children’s bedrooms- Doors replaced with six-panel doors. Sliding closet doors also replaced with six-panel doors. Hardwood flooring refinished. A hole in one wall was repaired.
Hall- Odd non-functional closet (kind of triangular-shaped), had old ductwork removed and shelves added to create proper linen closet. Also new, six-panel door added. Hardwood flooring refinished.
“We are a military family, stationed out-of-state, who plan to eventually retire back to an older house we have in Midwest City. The original house was built in 1955, with a garage conversion done at a latter date (1960’s or 1970’s) and a master suite addition built in 1993. We had kept the house rented out for the last eleven years and it was in serious need of renovation, partly due to age, partly due to renter damage/neglect.
Since we don’t live in the area, and my husband is currently deployed overseas, I needed to find an honest, good contractor who could handle all the extensive and varied work that needed to be done. Based on Angie’s List recommendations, I contacted Vic Vickers and arranged to meet him at the house last April to discuss the project. I was very impressed with Vic from the first and, as he assured me he could handle it all as a general contractor, I accepted his bid and didn’t interview anyone else. My renters moved out on June 30th and Vic’s guys began their work on July 5th, completing it on Sept. 2nd.
Vic’s primary crew consisted of Jacob (crew leader) and Chance– two young men who I found to be absolutely wonderful. They were always friendly, cheerful, and personable. They are honest, hard working and polite. They worked on the project most weekdays for nine weeks. On the days they weren’t there, it was usually to do work for some of Vic’s other customers, as they are very much in demand. On days that they needed extra hands, they brought in additional guys. As other Angie’s List members have stated, they were very good to clean up the work site at the end of each day.
My three children, two large dogs and myself stayed in the master suite while all the work was going on. The guys were really good about consulting me about everything, whether it was a problem that they had run into, or about details like where I wanted light fixtures placed. On the rare occasion that I found something done that I was less than satisfied with, they corrected it willingly and immediately. They offered some really good suggestions for some improvements and were very receptive to my own ideas. They were really tremendous and very knowledgable and skilled.
Some of the work was subcontracted out like the fencing, the driveway and sidewalk, the hardwood floor repair and refinishing, most of the electrical, and the cabinetry and countertops. Vic uses excellent subcontractors. Vic’s own guys did all the demo, construction, plumbing (including installing the tankless hot water heater and whirlpool tub), tile work, wall and ceiling repair, doors, trim, hanging of light fixtures, wall texturing, etc. I have to mention that the extensive tile work was especially nice and Jacob has a real designer’s eye for it.
Vic Vickers has proven himself to be a man of integrity and as knowledgable and honest as they come. I cannot say enough nice things about him and his crew! They turned my house around and made it into what is probably the nicest house in the entire neighborhood. The project by nature was stressful, but they did everything that could be done to reduce that stress and left me more than satisfied, feeling that I definitely got my money’s worth and that our home investment has been both preserved and improved.”