Siding and Trim Update

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Excerpt: Location: Hampton, VA Client need: Previously a rental property, the homeowner has returned to Hampton, and wants to make this her permanent home. The aging siding and trim have become brittle, and there are cracks in multiple locations. The back porch is also failing, so the client wants it removed. The chimney and fireplace were damaged by a fire, so the client wants those removed, and the interior wall closed. Our solution: The client loved the original color of her siding, so we installed Mastic Carved Wood in Cameo, which was the closest match. She wanted to change the trim color around…

New Granite Countertops and Backsplashes

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Excerpt: Location: Suffolk, VA Client need: Update the countertops and backsplashes in the kitchen, and the countertops in the master bath, with custom granite. The stove was replaced with a new stainless-steel model. Our solution: Our client liked the layout and cabinetry in her kitchen and bath, but wanted to upgrade the countertops and backsplashes with custom granite. We put her in touch with our kitchen designer, who helped her select the perfect new look for both rooms. The kitchen cabinets were modified to allow for a new stainless-steel gas stove, and range hood. Jim says: “It’s amazing how much difference new countertops…

Kitchen Remodel Project

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Excerpt: Location: Yorktown, VA Client objective: The kitchen feels small, dark, and closed off from the den and dining room. Our solution: Remove upper and lower cabinets between the den and dining room to create an open floor plan. Install new white cabinets and trim, and black granite countertops, add a new center island with a butcher block top. Add lots of storage along the wall. New brushed nickel fixtures, new floors, and paint throughout. Jim says: “Hal and Patty were great to work with and I loved their ideas! I am really happy with how bright and open the kitchen is…

Screened Porch Project

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Excerpt: Location: Yorktown, VA Client objective: Existing porch is small and dark, and no longer meets the client’s needs. Our solution: Demo existing screened porch, and create a new 20’x20’ living space, featuring a cathedral ceiling and skylights. Jim says: “Good people know good people! The Sommers were referred to us from one of our favorite former clients, Rob & Dale Kutz.” They were a joy to work with and quickly became a ‘crew favorite client’ that everyone in the Production Department wanted to work for.” The client says: “We enjoy our screen room every day. Jim’s company bought the roofing expertise that was…

Estimating Siding in Carrollton, Windows in Norfolk, and Load Bearing Walls in Williamsburg

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Excerpt: Each week I go out to Joust Windmills! and by that I mean, meet with homeowners that have called and requested a free estimate for Home Improvements.  We are making a better world, one home at a time! Don Quixote by Picasso Hopefully, the homeowners I meet will see us as the best value for their hard earned money, select our firm to perform these services and in them we acquire a client, a raving fan, and a new friend! Sometimes my efforts are rewarded, sometimes I refer them to another firm that can serve them better, sometimes I…

Stunning Kitchen Remodel in Newport News, Hidenwood Neighbood

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Excerpt: This is a kitchen we just finished in the Hidenwood neighborhood of Newport News, near Christopher Newport University and James River Country Club.   We absolutely loved this project and our clients!  If you’re interested in the complete list of everything we did on this project it is at the end of this article. In the meantime you can watch the video slideshow or scroll down for the larger versions of some of the pictures so that you can really see the detail in each image!     Our Scope of Work for this Kitchen Remodel Project:  Demolition Demolish remove…

Room Addition in Chesapeake, Virginia

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Excerpt: Finished Picture of Custom Room Addition Jim Hicks Home Improvement Designed & Built in Chesapeake, Virginia Our clients came to us with a dream for a sunroom addition where they could be comfortable and look out upon their gardens in which they enjoyed investing many hours and much care. Custom Made Windows and PVC trim ensure the beautiful details of the room addition will not suffer rot or deterioration over the years to come. Interior finished pictures of the room addition. The large windows bring in the gardens to the home. [caption…

Bionetics gives Jim Hicks Home Improvement TWO THUMBS UP

Recently were were fortunate enough to be able to help Bionetics Corporation in Yorktown with some of their tenant build-out needs. We felt really great when we received the following review on Angie’s List from the owner. Description Of Work: Built a separation wall, installed interior and firewall doors, provided electrical and data components, and provided the necessary HVAC. Member Comments: They were professional, courteous, and paid attention to detail. They were responsive to my questions. I would certainly recommend their services.

Photo Courtesy of Brad Brinke

Photo Courtesy of Brad Brinke

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Mission in Newport News: Create One Large Garage Door From Two Single Garage Doors

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Excerpt: Mr. Phillips had a nice large garage. His problem was he had two normal size doors leading into his large garage. Mr. Phillips felt the size of the garage doors restricted his use of the garage. That’s when he called us and asked us to create a single opening from the two smaller openings: create one large garage door from two smaller garage doors. It was a mission we happily accepted! How did his garage doors look when we arrived? Here are the “Before” Pictures: Then we got to work! Brick veneer had to be removed, a new…

We Love Receiving Emails Like This From Roofing Clients in Yorktown, Virginia

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Excerpt: It’s great to get emails like this: “Hi Sharon, Everything was fine with the work. I must say that it is apparent that Justin Foreman is a key component to your workforce. He is great to work with, as are you. You have been most responsive with communications. I did submit the Angie’s List review. I must verify it at my home e-mail address before it is accepted. Have a great day.” The actual Angie’s List review was even better! “Justin Foreman was the coordinator for this job and we had the pleasurable experience of working with him on a previous job for our home….