WHAT MAKES US
MICHAEL ORTWEIN and ABIDE REMODELING
differ from ordinary remodeling companies in these thirteen important ways.
Which one is important to you?
- I have worked diligently throughout my
business life to help you and other clients understand the complexity of
selecting the right contractor with whom to entrust your project. That is why I
published my Consumer Awareness Report.
- Having owned my own remodeling business
since 1975 gives me the experience to determine your home's age, architectural
style and market value, as well as resale trends, design trends and
neighborhood concerns, thus providing you with the most value for your money.
If I think you are over-investing for your neighborhood, I will tell you that
- I will only show you projects which fit
your needs and desires and financial position. I will not waste your time
showing you projects you are not interested in or cannot afford.
- If I do not believe that I can help you
with your project, I will gladly refer you to another competent
- We handle all phases of the job, from
obtaining the permits to cleaning up the site and hauling away all debris. To
enhance your emotional comfort level, we keep the number of sub-contractors to
a bare minimum; you will be dealing with friendly and familiar faces.
- My craftsmen are highly skilled,
conscientious technicians. All have at least ten years experience and training.
We do not employ kids or "sparetimers". Most are skilled in
carpentry, electrical, roofing, ceramic tile, masonry, plumbing, heat runs,
drywall and mill work.
- I will do everything possible to meet
your deadlines, but I will also be honest and realistic. I will not make
promises just because that is what you want to hear.
- Once we get to your project you get our
100% undivided attention. We do not start several jobs and then go around
"putting out fires". You will never wonder "Where is my
- My contract spells out all the details
of your job. Nothing is left to chance. This minimizes miscommunication. You
will know exactly what is and is not included in your job.
- We will listen to all your needs, both
physical and emotional, to ensure that your project is done the way you wanted
- We will treat your home with as much
care and respect as if it were our own home, probably more so. We will try to
keep dirt and inconvenience to a minimum.
- Put away the aspirin! No
maintenance headaches! Every job we build is guaranteed. If
there is a problem we will come back to fix it free. Our warranty covers a
three year period.
- After completion of your job, at the
one, two and three year anniversaries of the completion date, we will come to
your home and make an annual inspection to see if you are completely