Man of Steel General Contracting is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 2 reviews!
Man of Steel General Contracting
Description: We provide our clients quality service at an affordable price. We are the best in the business and are always honest and reliable. Give us a call today! Services: Construction , Roofing , Painting , Carpentry , Home Renovations, Siding , HVAC Repair, Commercial Construction Payment Types: Cash, Check Business Hours: Monday-Saturday: 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM, Sunday: Closed
We originally called Jim at Man of Steel along with about 25 other roofing contractors about repairing the roof on a 2.5 story garage built in 1910 . Out of 25 roofing contractors, only five ended up giving estimates. Some contractors didn't bother to call back, and others refused to come out and give a estimate unless the home owner my sister who lives in another state was there for the estimate.(Companies that use high pressures sales tactics and want to close the deal the first time out, don't want to shoot one legged, and insist all home owners be there for the estimates). The original estimates ran from 5k to 12k, and Jim's was for 5k, but I noticed, only after another contractor came out and bid that Jim's bid didn't include the missing or rotted soffit, trim, and fascia that one other contractor had listed as optional. Jim's estimate was very specific in what it included, but I assumed that he quoted the whole job, and that should of included the soffit, trim, and fascia. Since Jim was the first to respond, and had the lowest bid, and also provided references along with his estimate, I decided to call him back out, and re-estimate the job to include what was missing. I also added the window at the 2.5 story high peak on the garage front which was broken to the order. Jim also underestimated the rafters that needed to be replaced by 3 in both estimates. That was tacked on to the bill during the job. Jim added a 3 percent charge for using a credit card option which wasn't on the first estimate either when I told him my sister wanted to use a credit card to pay. Since I noticed that the other estimates, except the one that stated the soffit, and trim was optional didn't include the work either, I over looked these things. I don't know how you replace the roofing without repairing the missing soffit, and trim, you can skip the fascia because the roof doesn't lay on it ,but it's only common sense to estimate it all for a complete roofing job! Anyways the total for the job when completed came out to about 400 bucks under the next estimate if I included the optional replace the soffit trim and fascia in what was in there estimate. My sister gave me the option on which of the two companies to pick for the job, and I decided on Jim. The only demand my sister had was we needed a certificate of insurance before we signed the agreement! Jim had produced a copy of his insurance policy, but that doesn't prove that it is in effect. I called Jim, and he gave me the new estimate on November 3 2014, and we thought the work would start the last week of November, but different circumstances, weather, and Jim finishing another Job delayed the start. Jim also had to wait for his insurance provider to send him a certificate of insurance threw the mail. All this delayed everything. We signed the agreement to start work on December 12,2014, and Jim started the work the following weekend. He completed about 2/3's of the work in December. The weather prevented him from finishing the rest until near the end of January 2015. The Metal roofing looks great, but I noticed that they didn't stagger the replaced fascia boards. While on the underside of the roof, this looks aesthetically unpleasing to me but barely noticeable to most people.