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STT Contractor Recommendations

LoveUSVI
April 05, 2016 11:12AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 28

We have completed construction plans to build a home in the Northside of STT. It has 3 BR, 3.5 BA (2,600 sq. ft.).

We have already a list of contractors that we are considering which include Bob Schmidt, Bruce Marshall, Jay Knoephel. Are there others that you would highly recommend as doing honest work, on time, and on budget?

You can PM or answer here.

Thanks!

Re: STT Contractor Recommendations

AandA2VI
April 05, 2016 12:41PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 2,085

On time and on budget? Not being snarky at all but have you lived here for a while or are you new to the VI?

Have you ever worked with contractors here? I have never but three of my friends built from the ground up and we talk all the time about their horror stories. I hope you have double the budget and triple the time frame. I am brave enough to dive with great whites and tiger sharks the size of a car but I would never venture into building here lol. Make sure you hire a contractor to check the already hired contractors work! Especially when it comes to the cistern and septic. Thats my best second hand advice. FWIW Northside is the BEST. Good luck!

Re: STT Contractor Recommendations

keo
April 05, 2016 01:03PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 36

Quote
AandA2VI
I am brave enough to dive with great whites and tiger sharks the size of a car but I would never venture into building here lol.

BWHAHAHAHAHA!!!

It takes no more time to see the good side of life than it takes to see the bad.
-Jimmy Buffett

Re: STT Contractor Recommendations

Scubadoo
April 05, 2016 09:59PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,688

Yeah, just read through the Bongo Bongo blogbig grin Maybe it'll be a little bit easier on STT than STJ.
Great fun as long as you are prepared and know what to expect.



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Re: STT Contractor Recommendations

STTsailor
April 06, 2016 11:46AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 451

Bongo Bongo story is a great read.

I would triple the budget and quadruple the timeline. Nothing goes as planned here. While I acted as GC for my extensive renovations I can tell you that you have to devote 100% of your time to supervise every sub and tradesmen doing the work. It is NOT the mainland and NOT Property Brothers DOING the job.

Re: STT Contractor Recommendations

Pammerjo
April 06, 2016 12:34PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 144

omg the Bongo Bongo blog is hilarious!!!

Re: STT Contractor Recommendations

LoveUSVI
April 06, 2016 03:26PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 28

Thanks to all for the good advice!

I read the Bongo Bongo and other blogs over time and re-read them all recently. It is going to be quite a ride.

Re: STT Contractor Recommendations

Alana33
April 06, 2016 03:39PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,580

Good luck to you!

Re: STT Contractor Recommendations

Scubadoo
April 06, 2016 11:14PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,688

Start sending Christmas presents to the concrete company ahead of timebig grin

Re: STT Contractor Recommendations

Donnasculpts
April 07, 2016 08:16AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 39

I would definitely speak to Jimmy Fraguela. His homes are wonderful, great attention to detail. His wife is a realtor. They've been on island a very very long time.

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