This post is an unsolicited shout-out to Frank of Rent-A-Son, a local contracting business in Edison, New Jersey.
Mrs. Cranky and I recently updated our kitchen. The old kitchen came right out of the 1980’s which is fine except I hated the 1980’s. I did not need to be reminded of those years every time I went into my kitchen. I also could not stand the tile counters which captured every crumb and chunk of crud into its filthy grout lines when I tried to wipe it down. Also, as described in a previous post we bought a new refrigerator/freezer which did not fit in our cabinetry.
We shopped for cabinets, counter and tile but each piece of the kitchen puzzle required a separate installer. This seemed like a nightmare to me. Then I remembered Rent-A-Son.
Frank had done several jobs for me in a previous life. Frank agreed to do all the work except the counter installation for which he took responsibility for the sub-contractor. Having one contact for the whole job made the process manageable.
Rent-A-Son’s prices are not cheap. They were fair and in the same ballpark as other estimates. When doing construction you really don’t want inexpensive. Inexpensive is shortcuts, delays and sloppy work. In construction inexpensive can be very expensive.
Rent-A-Son’s work was top notch, timely and neat. The crew was careful to not make a mess and to clean up every day as well as possible. Frank never pushed for a particular product, but lent his expertise in recommending colors, trim, and cost effective materials.
If you are looking for a home improvement expert for painting, construction and fix-up in the Edison, New Jersey area give Frank and Rent-A-Son a call.