FIREPLACE & BATHROOM
I am not a fan of writing testimonials, but this is an exception. While I've known Mike for years, it was just in the last 7 years that I began to appreciate his professional abilities.
We lived in an older home that has been totally remodeled however, there are always those few straggling issues that never seem to be resolved. We have had two such incidents in the last couple of years: 1) the natural gas source in one of our fireplaces was on the fritz, and was not only annoying, but dangerous, and 2) we had a very small bathroom that was functional, but small and ugly, and happened to be the primary bathroom when guests were present.
The fireplace issue became a huge problem when a natural gas pocket caused a seemingly harmless explosion within the firebox. It scared the hell out of us, but all seemed well. The problem was that we were not at all interested in testing it again, so we called Mike. We were going to be out of town for a week, and we asked him to handle it during that week. Although it was extremely short notice, Mike said he could make it happen. He was able to schedule a gas plumber to replumb the gas line, and then his crew took over in resetting the bricks in the fireplace. When we returned from the trip, we frankly thought Mike had not been there because everything looked exactly the same. I called him and asked what happened, and he told me everything went great and we were back in business. To take apart and put back together a 50+ year old fireplace with little or no noticeable differences was amazing to both of us. The workmanship was top-notch, and, the fireplace was once again functional.
The bathroom was an altogether different deal. While it was a pain and an eyesore, it was functional. This past summer however, we decided to put Mike and his crew on it. Without seeing pictures, my words will do it a disservice, but the bathroom looks like a designer bathroom now. The crown molding, paint, and slate tile are beautiful however, the cost was not exorbitant. My wife liked it so much that, when it was completed, she went into the bathroom and actually had a glass of wine to toast it (strange but true)!
I can't recommend Mike and his company enough. Regardless of the fact that I've known Mike for 20 years, I don't allow anyone in my house that I don't trust or whose work is simply competent. Mike is both trustworthy and a craftsman; if it's not perfect, it's not done. It's as simple as that. I would never hesitate in recommending Mike to any friends or clients.
We recently had a rather extensive remodel done on our 38 year old home in Edmond. For this work we chose United Construction & Restoration to be our General Contractor.
We feel like the project was a complete success and we were very pleased with the performance of United Construction & Restoration and their subcontractors. The crews were top notch craftsmen, pleasant, and courteous.
We would encourage anyone who is considering a remodel or upgrade to contract the people at United.
Good customer service and communication. I have used United on two major remodeling of kitchen and great room as well as master bath and we were very pleased.
United Construction & Restoration has been our contact over the years on several projects -
1) From a water heater overflow & repair in utility room.
2) Took our kitchen back to walls and floor and complete restoration.
3) Repair chimney and roof for water leak.
4) New roof, gutters, garage door - hailstorm in 2010. Work done on time and before many neighbors.
Staff and workers very competent, reliable, honest, friendly, and helpful. Contract fulfilled in a timely manner. Will contact them again, THEY ARE THE BEST!
Our house was completely destroyed while we were away for a week or so. Our hot water heater froze up and busted. The hot water heater was half in the attic and half in the garage and it soaked the entire attic and most of the rooms. The neighbors saw water coming out of the garage door and turned the water off as a favor to us. My insurance company is Allstate and after contacting them they sent United Construction & Restoration out to check on it. The company rebuilt the house like new and I was very well pleased with them and their crew.
Our son moved to Oklahoma City fora new job. He bought an older home in a great neighborhood where the original owners had not really updated many features since the home was built in the 40's or 50's. We were looking for a general contractor we could trust in an area none of us really knew anyone or had any idea who might be good to rely on. Our son was busy at work and could not be around the house much so we were trying to find someone who was not only skilled at managing construction work but who also was dependable, trustworthy and fair. We were referred to Mike Gipson at United Construction and Restoration along with a few other contractors to speak with. We met Mike, went over our ideas, described our goals and concerns, listened to his ideas and decided to ask him to go ahead and be our contractor for the entire project. The end result is that we could not be any more pleased with Mike and everyone he worked with on the house. Mike was always quick to respond to any ideas or questions we had, he communicated what was going on at all times, he took the initiative to fix unforseen items as they came up during the process, he was honest, he truly did what we needed a GC to do which was to take charge and coordinate all of the moving parts that come into play on a remodelling project like this one. We appreciate the trust we built in Mike and his guys to do the work well without us being around the house much. The house looks great, we didn't have to worry about being short changed on anything, didn't have to worry about the house being secure or being locked up when they left, it was a true pleasure to work with United Construction and Restoration. Our experience with this company, and with Mike, was exceptionally good and we would most definitely recommend them to anyone.