Earth Cares, Inc.

(917) 622-0310

125 1st Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10003

40.727404 -73.985689

 
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Reviews for Earth Cares, Inc.

over a year ago

The most important,and hardest task facing you is deciding exactly what you want done. If you have only a vague idea of what you want your new kitchen to look like, spend the time to look through magazines and brochures on kitchens, or take photos of friends' kitchens that you love. Your vague ideas will begin to take shape and you will have a much better chance of getting what you want.

Before you contact a contractor or an architect, you have to know what you want done to your house. If you can’t be specific about what you want, it’s unrealistic to expect a contractor, who doesn’t know you or your lifestyle, to be able to fulfill your dream.

If you want to involve an architect, make sure that your contractor is also involved in the design process. Many contractors are creative in design and are well-versed on practical application. Having the contractor and architect working together from the beginning will alleviate many potential problems.

A good functional design is important. The highest quality materials and best craftsmanship are of no use if the design is not functional.

Most contractors get their jobs through referrals from satisfied customers, so do not be attracted only to large flashy ads in the yellow pages. Talk to friends who have had remodeling work done; network with acquaintences to broaden your pool of potentials; drive around your area and see if there is work being done; and ask your plumber, electrician, or landscaper who they would recommend. Town building officials may be able to steer you away from problem contractors.

Choose your contractor carefully; you will live with the results of your decision for a long time. Don't choose a contractor based on just a low bid. Having contractors bid on your job may not be the best way to choose the best contractor, but it may give you a ballpark figure.

Before choosing a contractor:

Decide: can you communicate openly with the contractor?

Ask: does he/she take the time to really listen to what you want?

Look at both recent and past jobs.

Talk to past customers.

Check litigation history.

Check his/her current workload. Can this contractor really start and finish when they say they can?

A contractor expects that you:

Communicate your objectives and expectations from the very start.

Provide the necessary money -- pay promptly.

Provide access to the project.

Once you have chosen a contractor you trust, allow him/her to lead.

Be available for meetings.

Make decisions promptly.

Accept fair and reasonable standards of performance. Perfection is rare in construction.

Be prepared for unpredictable conditions. Contractors don't control the weather.

Be responsible for your own actions which will affect the job.

Treat him and his crew the way you would like to be treated.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

what to look for – You have decided to have remodeling or renovations done. Unless you have unlimited money and a second home in a warm climate, be prepared for stress to enter into your life on many levels. However, you can prevent a large portion of this stress if you do your homework before the work starts.



The most important,and hardest task facing you is deciding exactly what you want done. If you have only a vague idea of what you want your new kitchen to look like, spend the time to look through magazines and brochures on kitchens, or take photos of friends' kitchens that you love. Your vague ideas will begin to take shape and you will have a much better chance of getting what you want.



Before you contact a contractor or an architect, you have to know what you want done to your house. If you can’t be specific about what you want, it’s unrealistic to expect a contractor, who doesn’t know you or your lifestyle, to be able to fulfill your dream.



If you want to involve an architect, make sure that your contractor is also involved in the design process. Many contractors are creative in design and are well-versed on practical application. Having the contractor and architect working together from the beginning will alleviate many potential problems.



A good functional design is important. The highest quality materials and best craftsmanship are of no use if the design is not functional.



Most contractors get their jobs through referrals from satisfied customers, so do not be attracted only to large flashy ads in the yellow pages. Talk to friends who have had remodeling work done; network with acquaintences to broaden your pool of potentials; drive around your area and see if there is work being done; and ask your plumber, electrician, or landscaper who they would recommend. Town building officials may be able to steer you away from problem contractors.



Choose your contractor carefully; you will live with the results of your decision for a long time. Don't choose a contractor based on just a low bid. Having contractors bid on your job may not be the best way to choose the best contractor, but it may give you a ballpark figure.



Before choosing a contractor:

Decide: can you communicate openly with the contractor?

Ask: does he/she take the time to really listen to what you want?

Look at both recent and past jobs.

Talk to past customers.

Check litigation history.

Check his/her current workload. Can this contractor really start and finish when they say they can?

A contractor expects that you:

Communicate your objectives and expectations from the very start.

Provide the necessary money -- pay promptly.

Provide access to the project.

Once you have chosen a contractor you trust, allow him/her to lead.

Be available for meetings.

Make decisions promptly.

Accept fair and reasonable standards of performance. Perfection is rare in construction.

Be prepared for unpredictable conditions. Contractors don't control the weather.

Be responsible for your own actions which will affect the job.

Treat him and his crew the way you would like to be treated.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

extra extra extra – A general contractor is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the construction site, and management of vendors and trades. In addition, keep communication between the general contractor and the involved parties open and clear throughout the course of project.[1]

Before starting a job, the general contractor must first assess the project specific documents (referred to as tender documents). In the case of renovations, sometimes a site visit is required to get a better understanding of the project. As a result of this, the contractor will generate a price, also called an

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

AVOID this rip off artist/convicted felon at all cost!!! – I contracted with Vincent Luberoff to do some electrical work and initially things seemed to be OK...I gave him an $800 deposit to begin the job...He then asked me for second and final payment ($800) to complete the job...I was a bit reluctant to pre-pay for job in full. He assured me that "he has a good sense of responsibility" and that he does not "operate that way". Sure enough what does he do??? He disappears with the money and walks off the job...He doesn't answer his phone calls and ignores emails. He refuses to deal with responsibility and confront issues that need to be resolved...I urge all people to do their due diligence when hiring a contractor, and a background check. It turns out he is also a convicted felon you can see on the NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS WEBSITE.

Let my mistake be a warning to all potential victims of this fly by night con artist.

 

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