Arlie's Home Restorations Reviews
May-June, 2018 - We called Arlie for an estimate and his opinion on what to do about a severely weathered side of our home (I.e. chipped paint, holes drilled out by birds, insufficient flashing around windows). He and his wife, Dawn, came promptly and assessed the situation as well as other problems around our home that we showed him, especially a poorly installed deck. He and his helper, Manuel, installed Hardie siding to our home as needed, scraped and repainted, put weatherproof flashing and trim around 4 windows and generally beautified that side of our home. They also majorly fortified our deck supports, railing AND built stairs down to the backyard. No joke, I told him in event of an earthquake, I'm going to the deck - it won't budge!
In contrast to most other crews we had here doing landscaping, Dawn always kept in touch with us. They usually arrived as scheduled but if something unforeseen came up, we were notified by phone. They also worked into the evening if needed to stay on time, worked Memorial Day weekend and were flexible when we had a conflicting job being done on the yard by another crew.
We also appreciated their flexibility if we modified plans as the projects progressed. Arlie keeps up with current code requirements and goes above and beyond, sometimes doing little extra things for us as well. Dawn always wrote up an itemized work order and professional estimate, which they sat down and went over with us, answering all questions. We told them if anyone would like to come by and see their work, we would be happy to be a reference. We hosted a large family reunion a week later and received many compliments on the improvements to our home!
Back in December of 2017 I started looking for a contractor to do a major 3 phase remodel (with floor plans) to my home. I selected 7 contractors to meet with. Some were huge corporations some smaller. I had chosen Arlie's Home Restorations lnc. l was remodeling a bedroom, kitchen, living room and a new entryway with porch. I lived in a lower portion of my home and put up tarps for dust control. The project was around 3 months long. There were a few hiccups and addons along the way such as dry rot in several areas and an unused chimney that had to be removed due to the house age (1940s).
A special note and thanks about the owner Arlie - he did not gouge me on the cost of the necessary addons and removals. I observed their work daily and on occasion talk with them to understand more about the construction process. The crew was nothing short of incredible. Every member knew their job and accomplished each taskwith precision. lwould like to point out that Arlie (the owner) would drop by 2 or 3 time a week to talk with me and check the project's progression. Eventually it was a 2 man crew Jerry the forman and Darryl to do the framing, molding and finishing work. Jerry is a perfectionist at his trade and expects the same from his coworkers. I could not have made a better choice in my selection of Arlie's Home Restorations lnc. to build and complete the additions my home. Thank you guys for making this project an adventure and not a nightmare. Out of 5 stars I would rate this company 5-112 stars. ln the future I will never have to search for a contractor again. I will not hesitate to call Arlie for all my future projects. ~ Bob B.
Last August we had contacted a number of contractors for some repairs to our home. Arlie’s Home Restorations was the only one that immediately called back, came to our home and gave us a bid. Our contract was professional and done quickly with no lingering questions. When the work on the house began we discovered that all the exterior walls of our home were insect damaged and had to be replaced. Arlie was generous in the additional pricing, his workers were polite and considerate of our neighbors and to us as the work had to be completed while were we living in the house. They introduced themselves and kept communication line open while they worked. They were also trustworthy, forthright and honest, as they stored some of their equipment that they used daily in our garage along with our tools and we had nothing missing. His workers knew what they were doing as they worked around the perimeter of our home, lifting the roof, taking down a wall, rebuilding it that day, then covering it up for the night. They did this with very little damage to the drywall in the home, in addition to correcting wiring, insulations, doors and windows issues done by other contractors. Since this job took longer than had been scheduled Arlie made an exception and called his other projects to delay them in order to complete our home before winter came. They daily cleaned their work area and around our home so that they were no debris other than in the dumpster.
In addition to our home, Arlie’s Home Restorationsn worked on a detached two story garage next to our home that had been damaged by a rotten tree and sustained water damage. His workers completely rebuild the façade of the building, extending the roof to cover the deck and replacing the deck. Both the façade of the garage and our home had hardie-plank siding installed, new roofs, gutters, and were painted. In addition His workers removed wood damaged by insect at the baseline of our cement foundation under the home, covered all pipes, and relayed the sheeting in the crawlspace.
No doubt construction is expensive, but Arlie’s Home Restorations responded quickly to our call, gave us fair and honest pricing, exceptionally quality, and polite and considerate workers who are exceptional in construction. And he completed the job in a timely manner and guaranteed his work. My husband and I are very pleased with the results and we get a lot of compliments regarding our home and garage. ~ Mike and Marta Sullivan, Covington WA
I would like to let you know, my wife and really appreciate, the hard work that Kelly and his crew have done! Kelly really put his customer first! He is full of energy, which seems to be focused on getting the job done right and efficiently. Kelly will go out of his way to make sure all details are complete. The crew worked very hard, with good workmanship! I am very pleased! The crew was also very respectful. If anyone asks for work to be done on their home, I would gladly refer them to you. Thankyou very much. ~ John McGibbon, Black Diamond WA
Arlie has done painting, drywall, weatherization, decking, windows, doors and a variety of other projects for me. He knows what he is doing, does it in a good time frame and doesn't have to be called back. Not only does he do good work, but he's honest and a good communicator. He's very knowledgeable and is clear about what to you can expect. ~ Adam, Des Moines, WA
I have been using Arlie for 25 years, including building a house, roofing, roof repairs, drywall, cabinets and more. He can do anything. He will tell you exactly what to expect before he starts the job. He is honest, professional, on time, and does top quality work. ~ Kelly, Seatac - Normandy Park, WA
We had some moisture problems from leaking siding. Arlie’s Home Restorations removed windows, resided portions of the house, fixed a roof leak, replaced the windows, repaired the drywall, painted, and even put in a needed dryer vent. Everything was done for the agreed price and completed on time. He did a really nice job, cleaned up after, and stands behind his work. We are very happy with the results. ~ Bill, Auburn WA
Highly Recommend. Arlie’s Home Restorations did our siding, roofing and deck. He did amazing work, very detailed and explained everything well before he started. ~ Wes, Puyallup WA
I had a leaky skylight, Arlie came out, looked it over, gave me a bid, explained just what the job entailed, what could or might also need some attention. Arlie said he needed a day to round up a replacement window, and would be back in 2 days at 9am. Just like clockwork, he arrived on time with all materials needed. He and his hired hand were efficient, proficient, did a great job. He thought the job needed a couple of flashings to be totally right, said he would be back on Monday by 9am. Installed the flashings, painted some woodwork, cleaned up, thanked me for using his services. I would refer Arlie to anyone that needed home services of this nature. ~ Frank, Federal Way WA
I am very happy with the job Emanuel, Rich and Daniel from Arlie's Home Restorations did for me on this project. My sunroom/ aviary. looks so much better and I feel confident that it won't leak when the winter rains hit again. That's a huge load off my mind. Next year, I will contact to do the entire roof of the house and whatever other projects I might have ~ Delilah