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Joanie, Home Buyer in Norcross, GA

Desperately seeking affordable 203k contractor in Atlanta.

Asked by Joanie, Norcross, GA Fri Dec 11, 2009

I'm having bad luck with contractors on a reno home. They give an initial vague and low bid, but when I ask questions about what's included I find out that they either forgot something, or items weren't included on the original bid ("i'm sorry, my fault" they say).

There has to be an honest contractor out there, who is also affordable and who won't bait and switch. Please reply with leads or email.

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Hi Joanie, My name is Jason Fritz. I am a licensed General Contractor and HUD 203k Consultant in Georgia. We have completed hundreds of 203k projects and offer very competetitive pricing as well as excellent customer service and overall project satisfaction. I would love the opprotunity to discuss your project with you. You can visit our websites at http://www.TrueCraft.net or http://www.GravityConsultingGroup.com
or call me directly at 678-873-5260. Thanks, and Good Luck.
Jason Fritz
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 3, 2010
Please check out our websites, we are not only Contractors but Consultants as well:
http://www.GravityConsultingGroup.com
http://www.TrueCraft.net
http://www.GravityArchitects.com
Sorry We were'nt able to help sooner.
Web Reference: http://www.truecraft.net
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 19, 2010
http://www.akcontractingllc.com/about_us_1.html
Above is Website for AK Contracting- Very responsible and
Property Services (http://www.propertyserveinc.com/index.html) Dmitri Li Awesome and done before due dates. Wonderful contractor- tell him Becky referred him!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 29, 2012
Hi Joanie-
We are a Tampa Remodeling and Renovation company that has performed over 200 bank loaned projects. Conventional, 203k, Streamline, FHA or VA loans have all been managed and completed through local lenders. Please let us know if you are interested and we can send you a long list of satisfied client and industry referrals.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Metro Construction and Restoration
Tim Jennings
813-919-7082
Web: http://www.MetroRestorationFlorida.com
Email: Tim@MetroRestorationFlorida.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 15, 2010
We are very experienced in the area of 203K and have been through the approval process with Wells Fargo and are on their approved contractor's list. We would like to come out and create a proposal for you and help you get going on your renovation and get you into your home quickly. We have over 35 years of construction experience ranging from residential to commercial. We are able to handle your needs in a very personable and timely manner. Please give us a call 705600167 or check out our website at http://www.pyramidatlanta.com or http://www.georgia203kcontractors.com. Look forward to speaking with you soon!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 30, 2010
Joanie,
I'm a general contractor in town and would be happy to look at your home for you. I'm a GT grad and am licensed as both a GC and a professional engineer. My references in your area include the Forum on P'tree. You may call me at 678-758-4817.

Thank you,

David Cooper
CPEX, LLC
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 19, 2010
I know it is probably too late for you but Home Depot has a program specific to 203k renovations. Each bid is line itemed and easy to read. Our estimators have been educated on the 203k process and know what to look for when doing your estimation. Home Depot offers a one year warranty on material and labor plus extended manufactures warranties. Estimates are not bait and switch, contractors always show up and you don't have to worry about the job not being completed right. It is a great program! We have completed around 200-203K renovations alone in Georgia over the past year. If you have any questions please give Mitch Reames or Tony Segura (Se Habla Espanol) a call at 866-519-0173.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 22, 2010
We have experience in working with the FHA 203k program. We have been called in quite a few times by the consultant and homeowner due to the fact that the initial contractor may have come in as a low bid, but when they sent in their information to the bank or underwriters, they were denied because they were lacking a license, insurance or did not meet the credit requirements. We have then stepped in and quickly sent in our bid and once homeowner agreed and consultant approved, sent in to the bank. We enjoy our relationships with the consultants and hope that we may be able to assist you soon. Please view our website at http://www.pyramidatlanta.com and if you like what you see, send us an email and let us help you get your home renovated!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 22, 2010
Joanie,

Thank you for your confirmation that 203k contractor is in fact a "general" term much as the term "doctor" is...

You do agree with this, correct?

George
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 31, 2009
You can't call yourself "203k consultant" - that's reserved for FHA trained & certified folk.

When I ask for 203k contractor I am specifically looking for contractors who first of all know the difference between 203k full and streamline. Anyone can do the streamline work - that's pretty straightforward. The full K is another matter.

So homeowners are looking for contractors who are:

A) familiar with 203k work, particularly the escrow
B) and have recent, successful experiences in completing 203k renovation work.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 31, 2009
I am a 203k consultant, plan reviewer, and inspector. I am with Homestar Financial and can assist you with all your 203k needs, both streamline and full 203ks. I also have a list of qualified contractors. Call me at 404-234-8014 or email me at (buddy.allen@homestarfinancialfc.com)
Flag Tue Jan 21, 2014
Joanie,

Where did you come up with the term "203k contractor"? I am a contractor doing 203k's and someone is trying to tell me that I can not refer to myself as a 203k contractor......

Doesn't "203k contractor" seem like a generic term to you like "drywall contractor" since 203k's came out?

I think this whole thing is absurd.

George Ward
Web Reference: http://az203k.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 31, 2009
I would be interested in who you finally selected and why. I would also be interested in how you found the experience. I help lots of people buy foreclosures in the Sandy Springs area and while I know lots of contractors I am always on the lookout for the best. You impress me at the type of person who would be as discriminating as my clients.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 21, 2009
I've got a great one, too. Give me a call and I'll pass his info on to you.

~Carol
404-819-0591
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 11, 2009
Hi Joanie,

Wells Fargo usually uses Home Depot. They are on the approved list and easy to get bids from.

Good Luck,

Lisa Allen, REALTOR
404-925-8261
Prudential Georgia Realty
LisasListings@att.net

http://www.LisasHomeListings.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 11, 2009
Good Afternoon Joanie,

I work with an excellent contractor. Give me a call and I will put you in touch.

Rick Payne 678-427-5512
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 11, 2009
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