Philadelphia general contractor recommendations

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Hi there,

Can anyone recommend a general contractor in the Philadelphia area?  I am looking to flip a house in East Falls and want to see if I can be within the seller's asking price based on an estimate of the work needed.  I would like to get a few estimates so any referrals are much appreciated.  Thanks-

Bev

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Here is a brief description of the property and scope of work:

property is 1900+ square feet, 3 story
Seller is asking in the low 100's. ARV is between 270k for 4 1/1 to low 300's for 4/2 or 4 bdr 2 1/2


Just some notes, but basically it's a gut job. - Brick or concrete for backyard - fence - update electric, heating/air system - new plumbing - repair entire exterior, paint or new stucco, remove siding in rear, add railing in front - new kitchen/bath - refinish floors - carpet in bedrooms - paint throughout - some walls, floors and ceilings need repair - extend/add room behind kitchen to add first floor laundry - new roof, windows
- Currently 4/1, would add at least 1/2 bath on 1st floor to make it a 4bdr 1 1/2 bath or full bath for master suite to make it 3bdr/2bath - No finished basement, but want it cleaned up and painted - recessed lights - The layout on the 1st level will remain the same, with the exception of the extension for the 1st floor laundry and possible 1/2 bath. The 2nd and 3rd floors are in question, depending on what is decided for the bathroom
- New exterior and interior doors- Repair/re-finish stairs and railings
Originally posted by @Beverly Buella :

Hi there,

Can anyone recommend a general contractor in the Philadelphia area?  I am looking to flip a house in East Falls and want to see if I can be within the seller's asking price based on an estimate of the work needed.  I would like to get a few estimates so any referrals are much appreciated.  Thanks-

Bev

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Here is a brief description of the property and scope of work:

property is 1900+ square feet, 3 story

Seller is asking in the low 100's. ARV is between 270k for 4 1/1 to low 300's for 4/2 or 4 bdr 2 1/2


Just some notes, but basically it's a gut job. - Brick or concrete for backyard - fence - update electric, heating/air system - new plumbing - repair entire exterior, paint or new stucco, remove siding in rear, add railing in front - new kitchen/bath - refinish floors - carpet in bedrooms - paint throughout - some walls, floors and ceilings need repair - extend/add room behind kitchen to add first floor laundry - new roof, windows
- Currently 4/1, would add at least 1/2 bath on 1st floor to make it a 4bdr 1 1/2 bath or full bath for master suite to make it 3bdr/2bath - No finished basement, but want it cleaned up and painted - recessed lights - The layout on the 1st level will remain the same, with the exception of the extension for the 1st floor laundry and possible 1/2 bath. The 2nd and 3rd floors are in question, depending on what is decided for the bathroom
- New exterior and interior doors- Repair/re-finish stairs and railings

For some reason my @ is on strike. Try getting a recommendation from @Steve Babiak. 

Kudos,

Mary

Hi Beverly,

I have a remodeling business in East Falls.  Strangely enough, I received a keyword alert from this post not because of the location but your name!  I've been interested in buying a rental property in Beverly Mass.  Anyway, I'm happy to meet you at the property if you'd like to do a quick walk through and give you some ball park numbers.  I will say we're not the cheapest contractors around, but we are responsive, fully licensed and insured, well rated, certified members of NARI and have a high referral rate.  If you're looking for something cheap (like the guys flipping on Midvale Ave. who keep getting busted for not having permits!)  then we might not be for you, but otherwise I'm happy to help.  Also, if you want to email me a detailed scope of work and the address, I could probably look at the listing, do a quick drive by and give you some basic numbers that way as well.  I hope it's not bad form for this forum to promote our business like this, but it seemed like a good opportunity to connect.

Thanks very much,

Pat

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