Tread Designs, LLC

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  • 600 S Raritan St

    Denver, CO 80223

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  • 303-744-0334

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What? There's no ZERO rating option? DO NOT use this contractor. I hired him end of 5/14 to do various small projects and install two primary doors. It took him several days to complete the very small projects. He would work for an hour then leave and not show up for 4 days, then do a little more, leave and not show up for 3-4 more days. He did not return phone calls. I had no idea when this work would be finished. He was to have installed doors by mid to late June. I ordered doors, paid and then waited. And waited. And waited. I left many VMs, none of which received a response. It is now Aug 8th and I STILL have no doors installed. He went MIA for a month and never once called me to let me know what was going on. I left several VMs. Finally I got a return on a VM with a very long and needlessly detailed account of how his truck was damaged and so he could not work. Evidently he also could NOT MAKE A PHONE CALL. When we did talk I let him know I had arranged for someone else to do the installation and would not need his services any longer. He was rude on the phone. He talks incessantly and never really listens to a word the customer says. It is maddening. He came by out of the blue today to complain about having received a call from Home Depot in regards to the ordered door. What?! He actually came over here to complain to me and then went into his needlessly long rant about his truck and his insurance and blahblahblah ad nauseum. I let him know I would have appreciated a phone call or a return call on one of my many, many voicemails. He actually said he 'didn't need to be going around calling people if his truck is down and he can't do the work.' WHAT?!?! Anyway, I am disgusted and highly recommend that you do NOT employ this man. So UNPROFESSIONAL, UNRELIABLE, RUDE and OVERPRICED. Blecchhh.

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What? There's no ZERO rating option? DO NOT use this contractor. I hired him end of 5/14 to do various small projects and install two primary doors. It took him several days to complete the very small projects. He would work for an hour then leave and not show up for 4 days, then do a little more, leave and not show up for 3-4 more days. He did not return phone calls. I had no idea when this work would be finished. He was to have installed doors by mid to late June. I ordered doors, paid and then waited. And waited. And waited. I left many VMs, none of which received a response. It is now Aug 8th and I STILL have no doors installed. He went MIA for a month and never once called me to let me know what was going on. I left several VMs. Finally I got a return on a VM with a very long and needlessly detailed account of how his truck was damaged and so he could not work. Evidently he also could NOT MAKE A PHONE CALL. When we did talk I let him know I had arranged for someone else to do the installation and would not need his services any longer. He was rude on the phone. He talks incessantly and never really listens to a word the customer says. It is maddening. He came by out of the blue today to complain about having received a call from Home Depot in regards to the ordered door. What?! He actually came over here to complain to me and then went into his needlessly long rant about his truck and his insurance and blahblahblah ad nauseum. I let him know I would have appreciated a phone call or a return call on one of my many, many voicemails. He actually said he 'didn't need to be going around calling people if his truck is down and he can't do the work.' WHAT?!?! Anyway, I am disgusted and highly recommend that you do NOT employ this man. So UNPROFESSIONAL, UNRELIABLE, RUDE and OVERPRICED. Blecchhh.

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JOB: tear out existing staircase, make it wider, extend the length so it is not as steep.
I agree that Ken does have a big problem with time management. He will come up with every possible reason why he couldn't be on time or why he didn't show up at all.
He deconstructed our exisitng staircase when he started the project and by then of course we didn't want to go through the process of looking for someone else, every day hoping that he WILL show up and do as much as promised.
He did quote very low, but the materials he quoted absolutely did not fit our house - he chose contractor-grade cheapest while ballusters, while the rest of the house is natural wood. I invited him to make improvements, not to build an eye sore, of course. So, from then on everything we changed was an upgrade here and there. And I had no problem even with the increase in the cost. I had a huge problem with him dragging out the project. My daughter was very little at the time and he promised the fastest turnaround time on the project of everyone else, so with the baby in mind, I didn't want the construction to be long, so that was the reason he got the job.
He took three times longer than promised and it cost more than expected and my whole family was in distress. He would promise to come work on Saturday - and none of us wanted to have banging and dust on the weekend too! And then he would show up at 2pm, work for 30 minutes and leave! In effect, that meant he just showed up on a day off to make a mess, it takes 10 to 15 minutes to just get all the equipment out.
We had a plan for the staircase made by a structural engineer and he didn't follow the plan. He didn't know how to read the plan! It was obvious and he wouldn't admit it. He would look at the plan and he couldn't tell where what was located and which direction to hold the silly paper to read it!
I had a builder looking at the staircase by coincidence a few months ago, he was trying to look at a wall under the staircase actually. He commented on the structure - that that was not the way a staircase should be built and while it looked sturdy and fine to walk on, there was too much wasted material and the job didn't look professional.
Ken does have many skills to do many different things, he learned them from the trade as he himself told us. So could make a good handyman. But until he learns to keep a schedule and limit himself to jobs he is QUALIFIED to do, I won't recommend him to anyone.

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JOB: tear out existing staircase, make it wider, extend the length so it is not as steep.
I agree that Ken does have a big problem with time management. He will come up with every possible reason why he couldn't be on time or why he didn't show up at all.
He deconstructed our exisitng staircase when he started the project and by then of course we didn't want to go through the process of looking for someone else, every day hoping that he WILL show up and do as much as promised.
He did quote very low, but the materials he quoted absolutely did not fit our house - he chose contractor-grade cheapest while ballusters, while the rest of the house is natural wood. I invited him to make improvements, not to build an eye sore, of course. So, from then on everything we changed was an upgrade here and there. And I had no problem even with the increase in the cost. I had a huge problem with him dragging out the project. My daughter was very little at the time and he promised the fastest turnaround time on the project of everyone else, so with the baby in mind, I didn't want the construction to be long, so that was the reason he got the job.
He took three times longer than promised and it cost more than expected and my whole family was in distress. He would promise to come work on Saturday - and none of us wanted to have banging and dust on the weekend too! And then he would show up at 2pm, work for 30 minutes and leave! In effect, that meant he just showed up on a day off to make a mess, it takes 10 to 15 minutes to just get all the equipment out.
We had a plan for the staircase made by a structural engineer and he didn't follow the plan. He didn't know how to read the plan! It was obvious and he wouldn't admit it. He would look at the plan and he couldn't tell where what was located and which direction to hold the silly paper to read it!
I had a builder looking at the staircase by coincidence a few months ago, he was trying to look at a wall under the staircase actually. He commented on the structure - that that was not the way a staircase should be built and while it looked sturdy and fine to walk on, there was too much wasted material and the job didn't look professional.
Ken does have many skills to do many different things, he learned them from the trade as he himself told us. So could make a good handyman. But until he learns to keep a schedule and limit himself to jobs he is QUALIFIED to do, I won't recommend him to anyone.

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USE CAUTION WHEN DEALING WITH TREAD DESIGNS LLC.

Job: New treads/risers for one level L-shaped stairs with one landing plus new handrail.

* To begin with Ken has demonstrated little regard for schedule and no fiscal responsibility in his performance in building our replacement stairway. What was to take 2 weeks ended up taking 12 weeks and in the end I had to finish the stairway myself. In fact, 75% through the job, I had him not return. I did not want to pay any additional money as the job had already cost me 3 times the original quote. I paid the additional amount as the stairway was the only access to our second floor bedrooms and it was already in the twelfth week?already ten weeks beyond his contractual finish date. ORIGINALLY I WAS HOPING TO HAVE IT FINISHED BY THE HOLIDAYS.

* Ken had difficulty installing the balusters to accommodate the slope of the stairway he built. He had no idea how to remedy the situation and told us this as he stated, ??Well that is the best I can do.?

* He had no regard for scheduling as he would either show up late or call after he was late and tell you he was running late, or call after making you wait and then tell you he could not come at all.

* I had to fix a number of things he did that resulted in poor workmanship and instability of the entire stairway.

WHAT HE DID NOT DO ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. Installation of the 22 balusters which were the wrong length.
2. Structural stabilization of the entire stairway with respect to the floor and walls. He attached it to the ceiling of an existing stairway below this one. (Note=Drywall will not support a stairway)
3. Installation of wood trim for each tread.
4. Installation of railings and hardware.
5. Interface stairway to top floor.
6. Completion of box newel landing including rounded riser covering.
7. Installation of two Newel posts.
8. Installation of two railing volutes.

The price escalated from his initial estimate of $1600 to $5678.03 over a period of over 3 months (from 11/6/07 to 02/22/08) and each visit required more money.

On one of the last times I saw Ken I had just recovered from a heart attack, and because he was asking for more money and I did not want to give him any more? I decided that I would finish it myself.

THEREFORE, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT IF YOU DEAL WITH TREAD DESIGNS YOU GET A FIRM WRITTEN QUOTE AS WELL AS A DRAWING OF WHAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR. EXPLAIN TO TREAD DESIGNS THAT YOU NEED TO SET UP SCHEDULES THAT ARE ACCEPTABLE TO ALL CONCERNED AND THAT THEY NEED TO BE KEPT. ALSO BE SURE THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF WHAT YOU WANT AND ASK THEM TO TELL YOU IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH WHAT YOU ARE ASKING FOR AND IF THEY ARE SURE THAT THEY CAN? ??GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT AND NEED?.

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USE CAUTION WHEN DEALING WITH TREAD DESIGNS LLC.

Job: New treads/risers for one level L-shaped stairs with one landing plus new handrail.

* To begin with Ken has demonstrated little regard for schedule and no fiscal responsibility in his performance in building our replacement stairway. What was to take 2 weeks ended up taking 12 weeks and in the end I had to finish the stairway myself. In fact, 75% through the job, I had him not return. I did not want to pay any additional money as the job had already cost me 3 times the original quote. I paid the additional amount as the stairway was the only access to our second floor bedrooms and it was already in the twelfth week?already ten weeks beyond his contractual finish date. ORIGINALLY I WAS HOPING TO HAVE IT FINISHED BY THE HOLIDAYS.

* Ken had difficulty installing the balusters to accommodate the slope of the stairway he built. He had no idea how to remedy the situation and told us this as he stated, ??Well that is the best I can do.?

* He had no regard for scheduling as he would either show up late or call after he was late and tell you he was running late, or call after making you wait and then tell you he could not come at all.

* I had to fix a number of things he did that resulted in poor workmanship and instability of the entire stairway.

WHAT HE DID NOT DO ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. Installation of the 22 balusters which were the wrong length.
2. Structural stabilization of the entire stairway with respect to the floor and walls. He attached it to the ceiling of an existing stairway below this one. (Note=Drywall will not support a stairway)
3. Installation of wood trim for each tread.
4. Installation of railings and hardware.
5. Interface stairway to top floor.
6. Completion of box newel landing including rounded riser covering.
7. Installation of two Newel posts.
8. Installation of two railing volutes.

The price escalated from his initial estimate of $1600 to $5678.03 over a period of over 3 months (from 11/6/07 to 02/22/08) and each visit required more money.

On one of the last times I saw Ken I had just recovered from a heart attack, and because he was asking for more money and I did not want to give him any more? I decided that I would finish it myself.

THEREFORE, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT IF YOU DEAL WITH TREAD DESIGNS YOU GET A FIRM WRITTEN QUOTE AS WELL AS A DRAWING OF WHAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR. EXPLAIN TO TREAD DESIGNS THAT YOU NEED TO SET UP SCHEDULES THAT ARE ACCEPTABLE TO ALL CONCERNED AND THAT THEY NEED TO BE KEPT. ALSO BE SURE THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF WHAT YOU WANT AND ASK THEM TO TELL YOU IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH WHAT YOU ARE ASKING FOR AND IF THEY ARE SURE THAT THEY CAN? ??GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT AND NEED?.

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Job: new treads/risers for stairs and replaced new handrail

-You will get what seems to be a low bid.
The costs keep trickling upward, though, through suggestions.
For us the failure to remember a much needed newel post (which he left out and is in code violation), and trim work.
So don't overlook a higher bid in favor of a better price.
Cheap doesn't mean good, and is especially true in this case.
-Promises will be made, and not kept.
"We'll mask everything off, and wrap items". Half-baked masking, NO wrapping (lamps, pictures... YOU must remove them)
"We'll put up a 'safety rail'". to date we have yet to have that in place. (2 weeks out)
-Want and 8-5 job? Forget it!
Request they start at 8 a.m., you might (and I say might) see him by 11:00 or 1:00 or even 3:00 (like he's done to us).
A pet peeve of mine: calling at the very time that you are expected to arrive, and say that you are "running late" or "not able to make it in, too busy'".
-Excuse after excuse, as to why the stated FIVE day project is now threatening to go in to it's THIRD week.
Never mind that we paid 1/2 down for materials, as per the contract, and have yet to receive all materials in our home before being asked for another 1/4 payment.
Something I recommend no one do.
I'd love to comment on the product we got but we see no end in site (with a handful of promised finish dates) as to when that might occur.

Projected start date: May 1
Actual: May 5 (did not show for first 3 days 5, 6, 7 May)
Projected finish date from actual start date: May 9
Walked off job, quit May 16.
No installed treads/risers and handrail.
Just bits and pieces of unfinished work.
(new contractors contacted stated that materials and work left were no where near what charged and paid for)
Don't go by the address noted above. He was evicted from that address.

BEWARE!

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Job: new treads/risers for stairs and replaced new handrail

-You will get what seems to be a low bid.
The costs keep trickling upward, though, through suggestions.
For us the failure to remember a much needed newel post (which he left out and is in code violation), and trim work.
So don't overlook a higher bid in favor of a better price.
Cheap doesn't mean good, and is especially true in this case.
-Promises will be made, and not kept.
"We'll mask everything off, and wrap items". Half-baked masking, NO wrapping (lamps, pictures... YOU must remove them)
"We'll put up a 'safety rail'". to date we have yet to have that in place. (2 weeks out)
-Want and 8-5 job? Forget it!
Request they start at 8 a.m., you might (and I say might) see him by 11:00 or 1:00 or even 3:00 (like he's done to us).
A pet peeve of mine: calling at the very time that you are expected to arrive, and say that you are "running late" or "not able to make it in, too busy'".
-Excuse after excuse, as to why the stated FIVE day project is now threatening to go in to it's THIRD week.
Never mind that we paid 1/2 down for materials, as per the contract, and have yet to receive all materials in our home before being asked for another 1/4 payment.
Something I recommend no one do.
I'd love to comment on the product we got but we see no end in site (with a handful of promised finish dates) as to when that might occur.

Projected start date: May 1
Actual: May 5 (did not show for first 3 days 5, 6, 7 May)
Projected finish date from actual start date: May 9
Walked off job, quit May 16.
No installed treads/risers and handrail.
Just bits and pieces of unfinished work.
(new contractors contacted stated that materials and work left were no where near what charged and paid for)
Don't go by the address noted above. He was evicted from that address.

BEWARE!

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