What towns do DeGeorge Home Improvements work in?
We take pride in our perpetual goal of actively engaging in our community. In doing so we offer service primarily in the towns of Georgetown, Boxford, Topsfield, Newburyport, Rowley and Middleton. However, if you live in a town that boarders any of these communities please feel free to contact us.
What experience does DeGeorge Home Improvements have?
Louis DeGeorge is a licensed General Contractor with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is required to maintain his license with yearly state approved educational courses. These course keep him abreast of recent federal and state building code changes. Our full time employees and trades men are local business and residents of the communities we work in. Our employees have a minimun of 5 years experience as finish carpenters, framers, and cabinet installers. They also recieve additional training yearly from supply manufactures such a Pella Windows, DuraLife Decking, and others. Most our trades men have 10+ years of experience and all are licensed and insured with both liability and workers compensation as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
How is DeGeorge Home Improvements different from its competitors?
We are a small company with the resources, craftsmanship, and expertise of our big-name and local competitors. As a small company, we dedicate our time and passion for your project as if we are working in our own home. We create lasting relationships with our clients, and pride ourselves by investing back into the community through children’s educational opportunities and sports teams.
Can I feel safe with your employees in my home?
Yes! Every employee is background checked with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (CORI) database; the same system used for running background checks on schoolteachers. Additionally, every employee is required to complete and pass a drug test before they can be hired. Due to the high standards we place upon our employees, we return their professionalism with a higher compensation than the industry standard to ensure your home is safe. Our employees are professionally trained to ensure that they complete the job on time, safely, and efficiently. Community trust is important to us, so we happily to offer employment to folks who live in the towns we serve. For this reason we have been awarded "The Best of North Shore" Readers Award by Northshore Magazine.
Do you offer interior designing?
We want to ensure that we execute your project with your vision in mind from start to finish. That’s why we offer our clients the ability to work with our interior designer, upon request. Depending upon the size of your project, she is available from 4 – 10 hours, and her time is included in your original quote.
Do I need a structural engineer for my project?
Depending upon your project, your local building inspector may require a stamped structural engineer drawing. If your project requires a structural engineer, we will introduce you to our licensed SE.
Does my project require a permit or insurance?
Yes, many home improvement projects require a permit and we will help you to determine whether a permit is required by your town. All DeGeorge Home Improvement employees, including subcontractors and are covered by general liability and worker's compensation insurance.
What material brands do you use?
We offer a variety of top-market brands when it comes to the products and materials we use. Vendors include Pella windows, Azek Building Products, Dura Life, TimberTech, Tyvek, and LP Building Solutions along with many others.
Are my remodeling materials included in my quote?
No, unlike other general contractors, we do not include these items in your quote, nor do we add a general contractor fee for obtaining materials for you, a common practice in the industry. Instead, we can introduce you to local vendors whom we have long lasting relationships with. A list of these vendors will be provided to you with your contract. Should you choose to work with our vendors, you will pay them directly in order to control your own budget. If you choose to provide your own materials, we will happily work with those as well.
What is your payment schedule?
When you choose to work with us, we will outline your specific payment schedule in your contract. We require a deposit of one-third of the payment due upon signing. The second payment installment will be due after an initial inspection, and the last installment will be due after the final home inspection has been approved. We can provide you with loan assistance from your bank and with your insurance company for insurance claims. We accept personal checks and all major credit cards at a 2% credit card usage fee.