We hired Gmart, Inc. to replace all of our old Tudor style siding with insulated vinyl siding. We also were replacing all the gutters and downspouts (he put in oversized downspouts without charging extra) and replaced 5 windows in our living room, 3 windows in our dining room and the 3 windows in the kitchen bay window eating area.
We narrowed down our search to three companies and interviewed all three. We selected Gmart because the owner, Gregg Martyniak was not only knowledgeable and helpful in sorting through our options, but also offered really good design suggestions and helped us find ways to avoid spending money unnecessarily. We saved money by choosing GMart. It turns out we made the best possible choice in a contractor.
Gregg has a good eye and worked as a partner with us to come up with designs that we felt enhanced the look of our house, in line with our style preferences. In addition, he impressed us with this honesty. He showed us how we could save money and get the same or better quality, even though he could have made more money himself without sharing this information. For example, we ordered our windows directly from a contractor supply company and while he could have done that himself and made a mark up, he did all the measurements so we could call in the order directly.(He gave us the choice and even spoke twice with the supply company to make sure we got the order right.) We could not have purchased the windows for less anywhere else. He is very honest, reliable and trustworthy.
His crew was thorough, highly skilled and meticulous. They cleaned up every day so that the area was spotless. In fact, at the end, they left our property looking better and cleaner than before they came. Chris, the crew chief is very talented in many areas, including carpentry. They could have made us purchase the entire bay window pre-assembled which would have cost us thousands more. But to help us save money, the allowed us to order three windows and they rebuilt our bay window for the cost of the materials.
We could not be more pleased with the outcome -- the siding looks great and the windows are beautifully installed. The house is well insulated and we can feel the difference already in temperature consistency throughout the house, and more efficiency. All of our neighbors have commented on how great the house looks, and also on how detail oriented the crew was. In fact, a few days after the job was completed, and the crew had left, the crew chief came back and did a final thorough inspection to make sure everything was done as it was supposed to be, and nothing was left unfinished.
We have worked with many contractors over the years, and we can honestly say working the Gregg and GMart, Inc. was the best experience we have had -- a pleasure in every respect. This is what working with contractors "should" be like.