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About Alwin Installs & Home Improvement

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Do you have that one nagging eyesore in your home that makes you crazy as it sits unfinished, outdated, broken, or just plain ugly? Have you stubbed your toe or snagged your clothes one too many times?

Are you ready to do something about it but not sure where to start or even when you will have the time?

Alwin Installs & Home Improvement is a locally owned business that is fully licensed, bonded and insured (CCB #: ALWINIH907JM). We are experienced, professional, and reliable.

References are available upon request.

We are ready for your small or large home improvement projects including:

Exterior Door Installation

* Entry doors
* French doors
* Sliders, etc.

Interior Door Installation

* Closet doors
* Shower doors
* Pocket doors

Window Installation
Finish Carpentry - crown/baseboard molding, fireplace mantles
Deck and Fence Building
Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel
Tile Work

Alwin Installs is here for you! Contact Alwin Installs today, and let's get started. For more project photos, view our profile on Facebook.

We are now accepting Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards!

Location

P.O. Box 68623
Seattle, WA 98168

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  • 5/5 stars July 5, 2011

    Nathan is awesome. You simply cannot go wrong with him. I found him through Craigslist after a DIY home improvement project went a bit south. He responded to me right away, got out to see my place that night, and started the job the next morning. His professional demeanor, laid-back attitude, and apparent knowledge of all things handyman put me at ease and boy did I need that. I had gathered several quotes and he was the most competitive and the only one would didn't scare me while explaining the work he'd need to do. He was incredibly easy to work with, offered to pick up materials needed if I couldn't do it myself, gave me suggestions as to what should be done, and (this is the most important) reacted with confidence to everything I asked him to do (a few others reacted in that way where they raise their eyebrows, shake their heads, sigh loudly, and then tell me something scary. Nathan did none of that!).

    He installed floor tiles in my bathroom and kitchen, installed the baseboards, and even noticed that my new granite countertops didn't look quite finished underneath and solved it by adding trim along the bottom of the counter. At the end of the job (which was completed super fast in my humble opinion), the floors looked spectacular but the whole room looked professionally finished which I never would have figure out myself! He cleaned everything up perfectly and, like others had said, it now looks cleaner than it was before. My boyfriend and I also took out our toilet to do the floors and Nathan reinstalled that for us too! He did a terrific job and didn't leave anything to doubt--for instance my toilet was leaking somewhere and he didn't give up until he had figured out why and had stopped it from leaking.

    I feel so lucky that I found Nathan and will certainly call him again for any manner of home improvement project. THANKS NATE!!

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Hiring licensed, bonded and insured contractors is a must especially in Washington state. Virtually anyone in WA can be a contractor, without any skill what so ever, so proof of experience and references is a definite plus. That and all the proper up to date licensing, bond and insurance paperwork should be presented to any potential client.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Customers might be surprised to find that although the big home improvement stores are convenient, you can expect to pay 10-20% more for many products, especially special order items.
Looking beyond these big box stores to smaller locally owned and opperated specialty stores often saves a considerable amount of money.
Also, planning to do a smaller project first allows you to get to know your contractor, how they operate and in determining whether you want them back to do more work.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. An important thing for the customers to know is, who will be doing the actual work? Often the customer meets a salesman or estimator who talks them into buying a service or product but when the time comes for the installation, a random group of people show up to do the work. I am a big fan of meeting the actual person who will be in my home working. With Alwin Installs the estimator is the contractor, so you will know exactly who to expect.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. It's a good idea for a customer to research different styles and looks that they might like in their home. Unless you're hiring a designer, it is necessary to have a general idea of your goal in mind.
Budgeting is key; Alwin Installs can help you determine the cost of materials and labor. It's beneficial for everyone to have a realistic idea of the required budget. However, hiring the cheapest guy, may cost you more in wasted time and an unsatisfactory final product.

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