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They DO exist!!

They DO exist!!

We finally found and had a great contractor experience in Baltimore.  After our first experience (Kitchen remodel nightmare which ended in disaster and a lawsuit), Steve and I were hesitant to contract out any additional work on our home.  But we had some major repairs that needed to be fixed that we couldn’t do ourselves.

We’ve been nervous about sitting out on our front porch swing because it was clear that some of the porch wood was rotting.  Finally we decided to give in and asked for recommendations from neighbors.  Dexter Remodeling LLC came highly recommended so I called him to swing by and give an estimate on a Monday.  We got the quote on Monday evening and he was able to start the job that Thursday.  The problem seemed to come from some leaks in the slate roof that was causing water to seep into the wood.  He worked along-side with his crew and they whole thing was done on Friday in time for us to enjoy our porch swing by the weekend (included carpentry, new beam, and slate replacement).  He was very honest and even suggested we do a few “easy” steps ourselves to save money.

Porch before:

porchduring porchrot

Porch after:


We also asked him to take a look at some repairs that we needed to do to the back of our home.  Building a back step, re-installing a storm door, fixing a poorly installed door that didn’t have weather proofing.  He did the entire thing in less than two days and it looks great.  We feel so relieved to finally have the work complete.

We will definitely be going with Dexter again for any future indoor/outdoor home projects in Baltimore.

Backdoor before:


Backdoor after: