Pike's Home and Building Improvement

★★★☆☆
  • 21 E Forest Avenue

    Pittsburgh, PA 15202

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  • 412-766-1704

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  • Home Construction & Remodeling
  • Other Nonresidential Construction

Home Construction & Remodeling

Home Construction & Remodeling
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Jim and his team are the best I've found in Western PA! They are reliable, creative, and pay particular attention to detail!
I would hire them for any and every job in the house!

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Jim and his team are the best I've found in Western PA! They are reliable, creative, and pay particular attention to detail!
I would hire them for any and every job in the house!

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This job went terribly wrong. I don't know if he has a new crew since the previous reviews or what happened. Jim was supposed to renovate my small bathroom. His work was so subpar that I had to get someone else in to correct his work. On the first walk through the trim was split in one location, spliced poorly in another (a 5 foot long piece of quarter round was spliced), paint was on the floor and tub, several locations had poor plastering. The tub was placed 1/4" out of level so that any water on the edge of the tub poured onto the floor. 1 foot of the end of the tub was completely unsupported so it bounced like a diving board. When I asked him about this his immediate response was that the tub was defective. When i asked him to correct this problem (one of several on the second walk through) He stated that his crew could not be held responsible for damaging the surround and that i would have to pay for any broken parts.

The contractor I used to correct his work was able to reinstall the same "defective" tub. During the reinstall we found that Jim used drywall, as opposed to cement board, around the tub. He used drywall compound around the bottom of the tub that was still damp and pliable upon reinstall one week later. Jim had to repair a broken water valve and somehow got construction detritis in the line which subsequently jammed and broke two toilet valves. The repair contractor had to flow the line to clear all of the broken tile and grout out of the lines. When I would question Jims crew about something they did their typical response was "dont worry about it." I never saw Jim at the site unless I called and asked him to show up. There were always at least two employees at my house working on a bathroom that was smaller than a king size bed. Came home and found one lounging on the couch in the basement on his phone.

Our reinstall contractor did a great job fixing Jims mistakes. Unlike Jim, He was communicative, courteous, polite and proffesional.

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This job went terribly wrong. I don't know if he has a new crew since the previous reviews or what happened. Jim was supposed to renovate my small bathroom. His work was so subpar that I had to get someone else in to correct his work. On the first walk through the trim was split in one location, spliced poorly in another (a 5 foot long piece of quarter round was spliced), paint was on the floor and tub, several locations had poor plastering. The tub was placed 1/4" out of level so that any water on the edge of the tub poured onto the floor. 1 foot of the end of the tub was completely unsupported so it bounced like a diving board. When I asked him about this his immediate response was that the tub was defective. When i asked him to correct this problem (one of several on the second walk through) He stated that his crew could not be held responsible for damaging the surround and that i would have to pay for any broken parts.

The contractor I used to correct his work was able to reinstall the same "defective" tub. During the reinstall we found that Jim used drywall, as opposed to cement board, around the tub. He used drywall compound around the bottom of the tub that was still damp and pliable upon reinstall one week later. Jim had to repair a broken water valve and somehow got construction detritis in the line which subsequently jammed and broke two toilet valves. The repair contractor had to flow the line to clear all of the broken tile and grout out of the lines. When I would question Jims crew about something they did their typical response was "dont worry about it." I never saw Jim at the site unless I called and asked him to show up. There were always at least two employees at my house working on a bathroom that was smaller than a king size bed. Came home and found one lounging on the couch in the basement on his phone.

Our reinstall contractor did a great job fixing Jims mistakes. Unlike Jim, He was communicative, courteous, polite and proffesional.

Pros: His crew showed up every day.

Cons: His work was substandard as was his choice of materials.

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