J. Martin Company is a general contracting firm serving Tarrant County for three generations. We are a family owned and operated complete residential remodeling contractor. All aspects of remodeling fall within our expertise. We are particularly adept at room additions, bathrooms, and kitchens. Our company comes with the reassurance of many satisfied customers.
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If your kitchen's plumbing and electrical are up to code and you don't plan on changing the cabinet configuration or the appliance locations, the standard kitchen remodeling plan should fit your needs. It can include removing and replacing cabinets, counter tops, and flooring.
$15,000 to $28,000
A complete kitchen remodel can include upgrading your electrical service, installation of new plumbing
and an exhaust vent system. We may also need to work on ceilings, walls, and floors, including relocating structural walls or appliances if necessary.
$30,000 to $60,000
A bathroom Face lift remodeling project can include replacing all plumbing fixtures, installing new tile around the tub and on the floor, replacing the vanity and installing a new mirror or medicine cabinet.
$12,000 to $20,000
In addition to the standard bathroom projects, we can upgrade old pipes and exhaust fans, replace the window, and move plumbing to make better use of space.
$25,000 to $45,000
Depending upon your needs, we can build a variety of different additions onto your home, including a light-filled sunroom, a practical, space-efficient garage, or simply expand for more room in the kitchen, bedrooms, etc.
$125-$155 per square foot
We are happy to build a deck or patio onto your home for additional outdoor living space. We use only the best materials installed in the best way for a deck that will provide many years of outdoor enjoyment.
$22-$50 per square foot
Whether it’s an extra bay for your boat, a 3 car garage, or a specialty building for your classic cars, we can handle all design and building to fit your needs.
$28,000 to $60,000
Every so often we meet someone who has
purchased a great house that needs significant work to turn it into the home they want to live in. There are many factors to consider when pursuing this type of project and we recommend that you start any work by drawing up a "master plan" for the entire home.
$100-$125 per square foot
The price of a re-roof can vary depending on what product is installed on your home. Most roofs are replaced after storm damage and usually covered by home owners insurance. The price is determined by insurance adjustment total. We will walk you through the claims process step-by-step and handle all of the hard work to make sure your home gets the attention it needs.
Exterior doors, like front doors, have one of widest variances in cost. A basic tract home might come with a fanlight wood door, available at your local home improvement store for less than $200. Custom-made, air-tight, weather-treated doors made from fine woods like mahogany with double-paned, leaded sidelight windows and brass hardware can cost thousands of dollars.
Most homeowners spend around $700 replacing a typical front door. Selecting and installing windows and doors together saves money and reduces household disruptions. Manufacturers typically offer product lines that include windows, doors and related products allowing you to select a custom, themed look for your home. A typical window replacement project includes approximately 10 windows at a cost of $10,000 and $15,000. Per-window cost is generally $300 to $700 including roughly $200 per window for installation. Per window cost can run as high as $2,500 or more. Factors that influence window cost include manufacturer, glass and frame type, energy-saving features, hardware, and window size and dimension. Unique window dimensions can increase the price of a replacement as they require custom shapes or extensive demolition or prep work before the windows can be installed.
What questions should I ask the contractor?
A few key questions to ask could be: "How long have you been in business?", "Have you ever done a project like this one, if so tell me about it?", "Do you have insurance?", "Who does the work; your employees, are portions of the project done by sub-contractors?" Ask as many questions as you would like until you find a contractor that can answer all of your questions to your satisfaction.
How long will the project take to complete?
It all depends on the type of construction taking place. Remodeling projects often take longer than new construction due to the factors that are involved, including; limited access to the work area, work areas that are already fully furnished, demolition of the current finishes, daily clean up, and delivery schedule of special ordered items. Major remodels, additions & adding 2nd floors could take from 5 months to a year.
How should a contractor handle problems?
During any project there is bound to be a few problems that arise. At J. Martin Company, we will take care of the problem quickly and efficiently so the project can move forward.
What can I do when construction is taking place?
The most important thing you can do during construction is to ASK QUESTIONS. A contractor wants to know right away if things are not right. Remember that it is your money so feel free to ask anything you would like. If you are getting the interior of your house remodeled make sure that J. Martin Company has full access to your house. There may be times when our crews may need to leave and come back.
Do we need to move out during construction?
Not usually, it all depends on how extensive the project is and which areas are being renovated. You may be able to relocate to another area in your home while work is taking place. Some minor inconveniences are to be expected, but we make every effort to keep a safe and comfortable atmosphere during the project at hand. However, if you should be adding a 2nd story to your home or performing a MAJOR renovation, it would be best to.
What are change orders?
A change order is an signed agreement by the customer authorizing the contractor to do additional work which was not included in the original contract. The change order should be signed before the additional work is started, but often it is not in order to keep the project moving. The amount specified is due when the project is completed. A change order also may be written when a contractor comes across any unforeseen damage or problem.
Do you charge for estimates?
No, First we start with an over-the-phone conference to determine the requirements for the project. At that time we generally can provide you with a pretty close estimate of what your project might cost. Then we schedule a time to meet at the site and discuss details of the project. Some measurements are taken and then a written estimate is prepared and presented to the owner.
How many estimates should I get?
The majority of people would say get at least three estimates from contractors. This works well if you have no personal experience with the contractors you have selected. However, if a contractor is recommended by a friend and you have seen their work, one estimate may be all that is required. If you decide to get three estimates make sure they are about 10-15% within each other. If they are not, you should inquire as to why one would be so much higher or lower than the others. Make sure all the contractors have the same understanding of the job. Just remember to look closely, "buyer beware."
Why do prices vary on different estimates?
There are many different factors to take into consideration when pricing estimates. First make sure that the estimates have the same scope of work. The amount of service provided by the contractor has a big effect on the cost. If the contractor handles every detail of the project the price will probably be higher. If the contractor has all general liability insurance the price will be higher than a "pick-up contractor." Quality of work is another factor of the cost. The customer should not have to ask for things to be re-done. If you are still undecided call references provided by the contractor.
Do you provide a warranty for your work?
Yes. We provide a full warranty for all of our work. If you would like to see a copy of the J. Martin Company warranty, click here.
Do you require a down payment before you start?
NO. Here is a word of warning to customers: Beware of any contractor who requires a LARGE down payment. This can mean that they have bad credit, little or no capital, or that they can not handle the job at hand. With no down payment required a trust between the customer and the contractor is made that the project will be completed on time and within budget.
What should a submitted proposal contain?
The proposal should contain detail. Everything from model numbers of the materials chosen to the job price should be included. A copy of the contractor's general liability insurance should be included also, and most importantly a list of their references. At J. Martin Company, we provide that information to you on our 1st meeting!
J. Martin Company, ltd. pledges to its customers that all material, workmanship, and/or building improvements provided for in the course of their remodeling and/or building projects will be free of defects, will be of a specified quality, and will perform properly for a period of one year from the day of commencement of use, substantial completion of the project, or a date of notice of completion of the project, whichever is the first to occur.
J. Martin Company, ltd. will assign to owner all guarantees, warranties, and quality instructions of all subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, and material suppliers that are applicable to the project.
Within 20 business days of the first knowledge of any defect, or failure to operate properly, J. Martin Company, ltd. is to be notified, in writing, of same by owner or his/her agents, j. martin company, ltd. shall be given first opportunity to promptly repair, replace, and/or correct item found to be defective, or that fails to function properly, at no cost to the owner, within, a reasonable period of time. this warranty does not apply to any construction work that has been subjected to an accident, misuse and abuse, nor to any construction work that has been modified, altered, defaced, and/or had repairs made/attempt by others.
What is not covered in this warranty: under no circumstances shall j. martin company, ltd. liable by virtue of this warranty or otherwise for damage to any person or property whatsoever for any special, indirect, secondary or consequential damage of any nature however arising out of the use or inability to use because of the construction defect. j. martin company, ltd. is not liable for repair conditions caused by chemical or sedimentary build up, misuse or abuse, failure to clean or maintain as specified by the equipment manufacturer, missing parts, structural changes, fire, freezing, electrical failure or surge, water damage, lightning, mud, earthquake, soil movement, soil sediment, storms, accidents, pest damage, or acts of God. J. Martin Company, ltd. is not liable for repairs related to adequacy or capacity of appliances, components and systems in the home; improper installation, design or previous repair of appliances, components and systems; problems or failures caused by a manufacturer's defect; or problems caused by alterations or modifications of appliances, components or systems. j. martin company, ltd. will not perform normal or routine maintenance, and they will not pay for failures that result from the contract holder's failure to perform normal or routine maintenance. j. martin company, ltd. will not repair or replace any covered systems or appliances if they are inoperable as a result of pre-existing conditions
J. Martin Company, ltd. is not responsible for upgrade or additional costs or expenses that may be required to meet current building or zoning code requirements or correct code violations.
This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied.
1540 Keller Parkway
Keller, TX 76248