PDF Design and Construction
About this pro
7 years in business
1 hire on Thumbtack
Recently, I had PDF Designs lay done flooring in my new house. Derek was AWESOME when it came to getting the job done even down to helping me with the tile choices and design I wanted. When it came to comparing prices Derek beat out everyone I was thinking of at time....hands down best decision I made was to go with PDF Designs!Oct 1, 2015
I worked on an obstacle corse for a non profit event with Derek He was key to building many of the bigger obstacles. I have also seen many of his decks and they are all top of the line.Sep 3, 2015
PDF finished our basement and put up new siding for us. Inspectors commented on the excellent workmanship. PDF was friendly, professional, and we are so happy with the end result.Sep 2, 2015
Derek has done a number jobs for me in the past. He worked on my basement remodel after a water problem and it turned out great. He re-worked the plumbing, framing, sheetrock and mudding the walls. They all look fabulous! I also had him work on an 18 x 20 ft addition to my home. He framed, put the trusses in place, insulated, put in windows and doors, too. It turned out great. Along with the addition he helped build a beautiful Azek Deck with aluminum railing off the side of the new addition. Any time I have had a project he is the first one I go to because of his quality work, his great work ethic and someone we can trust. I would and do recommend him to everyone looking for a wonderful and honest general contractor.Sep 2, 2015
Eric J.Sep 1, 2015
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?To be perfectly honest this is somewhat a touchy subject as all jobs are very different. The way I break most of my bids/proposals down is by the square foot or linear foot. It takes a lot of the complication out of contract process. However, some jobs are very detailed and line order items are required as well as job labor. Some jobs are time and material. Being a general contractor I can pull permits which allows the homeowner to breath easier. It's an added level of security knowing the GC has the job handled from start to finish. This way if the homeowners ever want to sell the additions to the home they will have proper permits and licensing.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?A representative will make an appearance at the potential clients residence. We will walk the property and discuss what the clients goals are as well as make recommendations. Based on our observations and conversation with the homeowners, we will draw up a couple of different ideas keeping with the budget set forth by the homeowner. Once a contract is drawn up and agreed upon, we require 50% down at signing and 25% before the appliances, lighting, plumbing fixtures, clean up and miscellaneous work are completed. The remaining 25% is due upon completion of the project. We will review and inspect the entire project with the homeowner to ensure the project has been completed to their satisfaction. Derek
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I got my start in high school as a gopher working for my dad doing all the grunt work for his landscaping company. By my senior year in 2000 I was running crews on big landscaping jobs, was a foreman building decks. In 2001 I decided to build pools for a summer. The remaining 3 summers before I really locked in with my dads company I framed houses for 2 years and did custom finish work for 1 year. I started my own landscaping company and ran with it for 5 years. The redundancy just got old as I needed more diversity. I attained my general contractors license through the state of Minnesota. I haven't looked back much since. Running my crews and being my own boss in regards to my standards of quality is most important.