Get the extra bedroom space you need with the help of a home addition in Glendale.
I just wrapped up a 3 month home addition project with Uzi from Ground Up builders. The 230sqft addition (Master bedroom and Master bath) came out beautifully. My house was built in 1936, on an elevated subfloor, so a seamless transition was very important to me. They did a great job aligning the floors up, as well as creating a seamless line between the new drywall and old lathe and plaster walls.
I chose Ground Up from several contractors because I appreciated the manner in which Uzi very promptly responded to my inquiries -- both by phone and email. It's difficult at the early stages to pick a contractor because everyone claims 'great work" etc., but the communication factor to me was very important. The fact that the work was stellar was an added plus to the communication.
Like any construction project, you need to expect problems. We had an old home, so when they tore open the walls, our heart sunk as we discovered a bit of termite damage and some problems with the plan. Despite what would be two major setbacks, Uzi expeditiously and professionally handled the two obstacles by providing recommedations and solutions in dealing with the city.
Additionally, it would be unreasonable to expect anyone to read my mind when the final aesthetic touches had to be installed. There were some minor miscommunications which were quite reasonable and to be expected. What I want to point out here is that despite the occasional miscommunication, Uzi always did a great job clearing matters up and correcting the situation in a matter that left everyone happy.
During construction, I had a chatty older neighbor come over every day to watch the progress and he was continually amazed at how fast, efficient and clean the crew was. And the fact that they were there and committed to the project every day was impressive. After my construction was done, my neighbor hired Ground Up Builders (which earned me a little bit of cash as a referral bonus), which is a nice way for the company to share a little bit with client on referral.
Overall, I'm very pleased with the work. Construction is stressful, no matter how smoothly everything goes -- and things never go smoothly. So find someone you're comfortable communicating with, because you'll see that person for several months -- and if stink at communicating, you're going to have a bad experience.
That's certainly my number one recommendation for Uzi at Ground Up Builders. If you want some photo references of the work, you can ask Uzi for photos of the master bedroom and bathroom addition of Tom in Glendale.