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Fine Design Build
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Jason Chabot was a fraud. He did not focus on the scope of the project; misrepresented his relationship to a reputable civil engineer, charged me for over 40 hrs of his time and he didn’t provide any more information than was on my original blueprints. I will be reporting him to the State licensing board IF he has a license. If not, I’m filing a complaint with the Attorney General. I was naive and should have used my intuition.May 28, 2018VerifiedJason C.'s reply
Barbara required a specific scope of project with photos (she provided) documenting the exact way she wanted it designed. The design was reviewed and approved by twice with signed invoices and payment each time. After Barbara approved the design, she explained had overspent in landscaping and other subcontractors and needed to stop the architectural drawings and instead begin the work without permit (Note: any structures, especially over 8' high, spanning 20' must be done with a permit and to code. Not to mention Barbara is within 30' of the Ordinary High Water Mark and her house is built on an ECA critical slope. Barbara has broken the law by paving her driveway over with concrete when it was (by law) to remain a pervious surface with grass pavers to allow rain water to filter through. Further she has encroached on her septic and drain field area which are to remain open without concrete structures on top.) Unless Barbara gets a jackhammer out and removes the illegal structures, including a paved driveway (which hurts the ecology of the area), removes the deck off the ECA cliffside that is over 36" in the air, and the legal setbacks and property line violations, she is in violation of many codes. Any contractor working on her site also is in violation of code and permitting. Being the good person I am I have not reported her to the building department. However, slandering reputable small businesses online in this fashion is what destroys our reputation and hurts our family.
Jason came with a long, professional, contract. And, as I figured, his work was just the same. Our Mercer Island stucco home was breaking and needed to be redone. The PNW rain worked against him, the project ran late, but it was just fine for us and the end result was well worth it! I couldn’t be happier!! Since then we have used Fine Design Build for other projects. I would recommend them to anyoneMar 6, 2018
Jason and his team are amazing! So professional and courteous. I cant say enough good things about them! Jason was with us from the start of design, through permitting, and through the finishes of our first remodel and addition. We've used them for all of our upgrades since then and will continue to! I am sorry it took me so long to write this review.Jan 31, 2018
We were very happy with the overall experience in terms of workmanship and costs. The project took more time than we expected, and at times, it was difficult to get a handle on how much more time was needed. In the end, it was worth the time and money!Jan 29, 2018
My builder for life The people at Fine Design Build are part craftsman, part artist, part magician. I learned the hard way, courtesy of my previous builder, that you need all three qualities in your contractor. Most builders, quite frankly, operate with only one or two of those qualities - and then only in varying degrees of goodness. Like a two-legged stool, it shows in the results. If you want it done right- and not only right, but beyond what you might ask or imagine - I can't imagine a better choice than Fine Design Build. As I write this review, we're finishing up the remedial work on what passes for "industry standard" (right!, Industry standard is a code term for shoddy workmanship, inferior materials, crooked walls, bad ergonomic design, squeaky subfloors, poor paint work, bad excavation, and so on), and I am amazed that they have made some pretty challenging projects look like they were done right the first time- as originally intended! Considering what they had to work with (so-called industry standard), its incredible really. That's where the magician part comes in. With future big projects planned (a shop/barn and a timber frame home), it is comforting to know I have found a builder for life. I only wish I knew Fine Design Build before I got started on this cottage - you know, the one built to industry standards. If this review sounds a bit over the top, it's only because the results are over the top - results that have swung me from utterly frustrated to completely overjoyed.Jan 29, 2018
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Each project depends on magnitude of size of project.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Our process begins by finding the comps in the clients neighborhood, then defining the scope by means of drawings or architectural drawings. Next we define the clients taste in materials and color palette using visual aids, e.g. magazines, pictures, etc. What is most important to us, is when we are done with the project, the results are just as the client visualized, or the vision that we helped them to realize, and they are fully satisfied.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Fine Design Build has extensive experience and training in architectural design, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and all construction disciplines from heavy equipment through finishes to turnkey performed in house by our company.