Transform Design Solutions
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Our house needed a bathroom and kitchen remodel because we wanted to sell it and find a way to increase the sales price. Transform Design came in and updated both areas and it was a smooth transition, After they were done we did not want to leave the house!! Our sales price went up substantially and we were so happy with their work! We highly recommend them for the job!May 23, 2016
Working with Casimir Semlak and Transform Design Solutions is probably the worst experience I have had as a homeowner. We paid him $24,000 for work that never got done. The little he did accomplish is of such poor quality that we likely are going to need to spend $10,000 more to have it fixed. We just had to hire an attorney to figure out how to deal with this nightmare, adding even more cost to the project. Casimir promised a 12 week work scope. At week 14, I reviewed the work plan and saw that only 3 weeks of work had been completed (essentially demolition). Nothing else happened. There were 5 weeks where not a single person showed up in our house (basically the whole month of August). When we finally started cracking the whip, Casimir made a bunch of empty promises. He gave us a new work scope, promising to be done by 11/13/15. It is now 12/17/15 - 6 months have passed since Casimir cashed our first check and all we have to show for it is a half framed-in basement, with water leaking in through cracks around the egress windows that he poorly installed, framing that was so poorly down that we have to re-do it, concrete that was cut in the wrong place to fit the plumbing for the bath tub and now needs to be re-cut and re-poured, and the absolute worst - not being able to count one of the rooms as a bedroom because of Casimir's failure to account for the need for at least 6 foot 4inch ceiling height in all areas of habitable space (dropping the expected return on investment by at least $10,000 dollars). On top of his poor performance, Casimir is a horrible communicator. He does not return phone calls, ignores emails, and misses scheduled meetings. We also found out that we never paid his subcontractors with the money that we paid him to do so, so ended up having to pay the HVAC guy, plumber, and electrician ourselves, adding another $9.000 to the cost. Seriously, if I wasn't in the middle of this situation, I wouldn't believe it is true. Cas is dishonest, a horrible project manager, and the remodeling work he does is of poor quality. I also want to protect future potentially clients of his from getting swindled.Jan 4, 2016VerifiedCasimir S.'s reply
We understand that homeowners sometimes need a perspective in terms of cost and process. In this case, the client went to extreme measures in due diligence. In the end we are happy that they have asked us to come back complete the process that we started with their project! We have been excited to provide them with a finished product as we were contracted to do and all of this is currently underway! We always do our best to make sure our projects move along in a timely manner, things unfortunately do not always go as planned, and all we can do is do our best to accommodate these challenges within the construction process. All in all this will be a nice basement finish! We feel blessed to be able to remain busy and provide our professional services!
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- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Our company is built from design offering a pure form for the construction process. We spend the time taking the client's wish list and desired goals with what they are trying to accomplish with thier project. This provides the framework to apply a design that will fit thier needs. We strongly believe that design comes first, taking into consideration what the existing project has to offer and working with that first. Thier is no need for adding cost to a project that has room within to accomplish the clients need. We are a design and construction group specializing in residential and commercial projects of all sizes. Our team comes with numerous years of experience in the building industry. We have excellent skills in listening to our clients and bringing an open mind to the collaboration process, thus guiding the clientÂs project vision thru fruition. Fully Licensed and Insured Our Design + Build platform ensures a seamless project progression offering clients a relationship that will last from beginning to end. This relationship will be nurtured by great customer service, the vehicle for a friendship between the client and our team to last a lifetime. Mission - To provide a quality, start to finish, design and construction process - To provide intelligent solutions - To provide excellent customer service - To build Relationships