Hired 17 times
3 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
Mon - Sat
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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I recently decided to contract for a covering for my patio so the family can enjoy BBQ and relax outside year around. I searched the Internet for contractors and then requested bids from a handful. After talking with reps from several companies I settled on Cuttwood Construction. I enjoyed meeting Curtis Sharp and was most happy he shared my vision for style and quality. Cuttwood wasn’t the lowest or highest bidder, but I felt the best value and quality. I should note that other contractors wanted anywhere from 30 to 90 days to begin construction. Since it was already late May I wanted to have the project done before the 4th of July or it could wait until next year! Curtis was able to make it happen! The project was started and completed in six days! Since the project was in my backyard Curtis had one of his crew haul the lumber from the delivery point in my driveway to the building site immediately after delivery. David (with some assistance) actually performed the majority of the construction from framing to roofing and to the finish work. I was amazed at how fast they performed the demolition where the new cover joined my house, and then had the framing and roof sheathing all done the first day! I must note that David takes great pride in his workmanship—he is a real craftsman! The finished project included wiring and installation of a ceiling fan, and the addition looks just like it was original to construction of the house. The crew did an excellent job of cleaning up the site and removing debris upon completion. Curtis came to inspect the progress on a daily basis and sometimes multiple times as the project neared completion. He was responsive to my questions, suggestions, and concerns, and I am completely satisfied with the final product. I would hire Cuttwood for future projects with complete confidence.Jun 23, 2018VerifiedCuttwood Construction and Cabinets's reply
Thank you, Blake! Enjoy your patio!
Custom Cabinet Building
Curtis, Jackson and their team did a great job. They demoed/removed existing cabinets, moved electrical outlets, added wood flooring, painted walls/trim and installed custom cabinetry. I found them to be straight shooters and took great pride in their work. We look forward to completing our next project with them soon.Aug 4, 2018VerifiedCuttwood Construction and Cabinets's reply
Thanks, Drew. We enjoyed working with you. Call us anytime!
Custom Cabinet Building
Curtis is very professional and courteous. We hired him to build custom modern floating bathroom vanities for an investment property. Quality seems great by photos, as I didn't touch, feel or see in person since I'm in another state. I look forward to giving Curtis and his crew more work in the future.Jun 5, 2018VerifiedCuttwood Construction and Cabinets's reply
Thank you, Deborah. Call us anytime.
Custom Cabinet Building
Beyond expectations! Beautiful work and quality!Mar 10, 2019Verified
These guys do good work but be sure to get everything in writing as they tried to come back to me for more money.Feb 27, 2018VerifiedCuttwood Construction and Cabinets's reply
Responding to negative reviews is so hard. I don’t think people realize the damage they can cause a small business owner with a single less than favorable review. Most people won’t even read this response. Sherrie’s request indicated she wanted a full bathroom remodel. In fact, she just wanted the wallpaper removed, some sheetrock repairs, texture, and paint. It was such a small job (one that no one else would even come see, she told me) we didn’t even write a contract or proposal. When we were almost finished (less than one week after meeting her) she said, “what about the trim?” We didn’t make any repairs to the baseboards etc., we hadn’t discussed painting the trim at any time. Perhaps she assumed that was included, but since trim is painted with a different kind of paint if we were going to paint the trim we would have asked for two paint selections. At any rate, we said it would cost us $300 to paint the trim and offered to split it with her. She agreed and we finished the job. When we picked up the check, however, it was only for the original amount due. She wrote a note, saying she had changed her mind about paying the additional $150. So to summarize, we were the only contractor that would even look at the job, we completed the work within 10 days of meeting her, we painted the trim at a loss, she didn’t pay the additional $150…and she writes a negative review. She is right about one thing… get everything in writing.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?When I respond to a request on Thumbtack, I rarely give a price because there are simply too many variables. To estimate a cabinet job accurately, I need to see where the cabinet will be located and take measurements. I need to know what type of wood the client wants, whether they want paint or stain grade, what style of doors and drawer fronts, and so on. For a kitchen remodel, there are even more variables. Once I meet with a client and discuss their project in detail, I can usually tell them what the price will be.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Generally, a prospective client is referred by a previous client, or a realtor, or Thumbtack. I listen (or read) to what they want and we set up a time for us to meet at the jobsite. . I like to see where they want the cabinet placed. I want to know how they will use it. I like to look at whatever pictures they may have, and then hand draw a design right there in their kitchen. Then we mess around with the configuration. I make suggestions regarding the materials and finish out options that will keep them in their budget. When they are satisfied with the design and the price, I go back to the shop and draw the cabinet in 3D, as close as possible to what their cabinet will look like. I also prepare a written proposal. Once both the drawing and the proposal are signed, I collect a materials deposit, based on the scope of the project. Then our shop foreman builds the cabinet. We don't have a big assembly line operation. It's mostly just Marcelino and sometimes a helper. Marcelino has been working with us for 14 years and I've never designed something that he can't build. When the cabinet is built, we can paint or stain it at our shop, or we can install it unfinished. Many clients prefer the finishing to be done in our shop so their house doesn't smell like paint for days.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My education/training for this business has been at my father's side. It seems like I have been working with him my whole life. But as a teen ager, I didn't want anything to do with the "family business." After high school, I went to college, but I didn't really know what I wanted to do with my life. I knew I needed a job where I could use my creativity. My dad asked me to start doing the CAD designs of the cabinets for client presentations. I taught myself how to use the software and pretty soon, I was going to client meetings with my Dad and then on my own. I discovered I really enjoyed it. My Dad has built or remodeled over 350 custom homes. He is moving towards retirement but he still works with me most days. My mom runs the office and she likes to say, "We offer seasoned experience combined with youthful enthusiasm!