Real estate market hits era of good feelings – The News-Press
The News-PressReal estate market hits era of good feelingsThe News-Press… Central role that home building plays in the local economy. "When people start buying houses, people in all sectors go back to work," he said: "lenders, title, air conditioning contractors, drywall, plumbing, electrical contractors. All those guys …
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The “project” was recently finished. Unfortunately, the errors were glaringly obvious.
Sharp edges stuck up from the unevenly installed floor tile, endangering toes and feet of anyone stepping out of the bathtub. This presumed, of course, the person hadn’t slipped and fell as the tub shifted when they stepped into it.
Stress cracks were already appearing in the wall where bath tile met drywall. The shower door didn’t close due to the unlevel wall.
The project was supposed to be a complete bathroom remodeling. It turned into a complete nightmare.
Worse yet, the bathroom was the only one in the home. There was no place else to go.
The contractor had sold the job, and then reneged on his promises. When the Waukesha homeowner complained, he became angry and aggressive toward her.
Ken Connor stepped into the mess afterward. The homeowner was referred to him by a friend, months after the other contractor had taken the money and left.
“She was like ‘I can’t live like this anymore. This has to be fixed,’” Connor recalled from his initial meeting with the Waukesha homeowner.
Some of the mistakes were stunning. The tub area was incorrectly framed. The fiberglass tub moved because …