My Old House
Our Contractors (Ratings)

Issues and Events involving our Home in Independence, Missouri
My Old House on Winner Road
3/27/2010

Our Contractors (Ratings)

Filed under: — Admin @ 8:59 am

(I apologize in advance for calling this a “contractors” page. For some of these folks, that term seems way to generic.
Perhaps “professionals” would be a better term?)

Work Provided Person(s) / Company When?
Location

Our Rating

Home Inspector Norm Clark of
Norm Clark Property Inspections
Summer 2004 Kansas City, KS
Replaced Furnace ( plus tried to re-engage for A/C
problems)
Ed Frechin of Frechin Heating and
Cooling
September 2004 Independence, MO
Roofer (plus tried to re-engage for gutter replacement)

Brad Sellmeyer of ABS Home Services

August – October 2004 Liberty, MO ??
Replaced Air Conditioner
McIntosh Heating and Cooling
August 2005

Independence, MO

Kitchen Cabinet Tear-out / Replacement
MasterCraft Kitchens
Fall
2005 – Spring 2006
Kansas City, KS
Tin Ceiling and Tin Backsplash Installation Scott and Lisa Runnels of Nani’s Impresa January 2006 – March 2006 North Kansas City, MO
Crown Moulding in Kitchen Steve Berry of Berry Construction March 2006 Kansas City, KS
Exterior Paint Color Scheme Paul Helmer / Touch of
Distinction

April 2006

Kansas City, MO
Exterior House Painting     
(and wood repair)
T Wagner Construction Fall 2006 – May 2007

Kansas City, KS

Home Energy Audit Hathmore Technologies Summer 2009 Independence, MO
Upstairs Bath Remodel Inviting Spaces Summer 2010 Independence, MO
Handyman-type work: traced a leak to a toilet and replaced it; replaced the main water shut-off valve Custom Express Renovations Inc. (Matt Coburn) Fall 2011 Independence, MO
Tree and stump removal Uncle Stumpy’s Stump Beegone & Tree Service Spring 2006, Spring 2013 Independence, MO
Insulate Attic and Basement Rim Joists A+ Insulation May 6-7, 2013 Edwardsville, KS

3 Comments »

  1. I am looking for someone to help me identify what type of house I bought in 2010. It was built in 1920 and I have a few photos that I would like to submit for you/someone to review to try and help me identify my new home on the beach in Ocean City, NJ.

    Thank you!
    R J Haydinger

    Comment by Rich Haydinger — 1/17/2011 @ 1:26 pm

  2. Well, I’m certainly not an expert by far… but I’d be willing to see them. I’m sending you a separate email, so you’ll have my email address to send to. But I would recommend posting them on some website (or even Facebook), so that perhaps other visitors here might chime in.

    Comment by Admin — 1/17/2011 @ 4:43 pm

  3. (Here are links to the photos Rich sent me of his house:

    Photo 1

    Photo 2

    Photo 3
    )

    Rich,

    My guess would be that this is of the “Cape Cod” style home, except that it appears to be built “one story higher”, as if one were to build a basement, but make it above-ground-level, or build a basement, but have it sit partially inside a hill (like a home I used to own).

    See here:
    http://architecture.about.com/od/periodsstyles/ig/House-Styles/colonial-cape-cod-2268048.htm
    There’s a nice list of features for Cape Cods, many of which seem to fit your home.

    The Cape Cod style is apparently considered to be a subgroup of the overall “Colonial” architectural style.

    Admittedly, yours appears to be a LARGE Cape Cod, with a wrap-around porch, which makes it look even BIGGER. But I think if you observe the roof, the windows, and the overall symmetry of the home. and then if you go view some websites like at the above link or this one: http://www.oldhouseweb.com/architecture-and-design/architectural-housing-styles/

    And if you then start looking at photos of the various design styles, plus lists of qualifying features well, it seems to me that Cape Cod fits best. But somebody who puts more time into looking might come up with something different.

    Comment by Admin — 1/19/2011 @ 9:16 am

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