We would never recommend the use of Ted Wanland (email@example.com) of Wanland Builders, Wanland Building Company, Inc. or Wanland Development Co, LLC. Ted was hired to construct our custom home in August of 2014. Expecting a hands on, easy to work with contractor, we were surprised to find the very opposite. The project severely lacked supervision by Ted, and as a result it took significantly longer to build our home than it should have. Almost every aspect of our home was not completed properly on the first attempt. From ducting to siding to painting (to name only a few), work had to be redone again and again resulting in multiple delays and additional costs to us. Ted often complained to us that we should not expect perfection. While we weren’t looking for perfection, we did expect things to be done correctly. On more than one occasion we had to monitor the situation to make sure that Ted did not cut corners when attempting to rectify an issue. Attention to detail was almost nonexistent. There was very little done to protect the completed work of various trades which resulted in subsequent damage by other subs. Ted would pass the buck onto someone else, come up with a crazy explanation as to why something occurred, or would refuse to warranty the repair work. By the end of the build, all professionalism by Mr. Wanland was lost. He would not return phone calls. He would storm off property. He would make demands for payment on items he had not yet completed. In December of 2015, after passing what we were told was the final inspection, Ted told us we could move into the home. We finally moved on to Punch List items. Wanland Builders’ contract states that they will complete the punch list in 30 days. In August of 2016, while Ted was still working on the Punch List substantially outside of his contractual 30 days, we decided to get a copy of the Certificate of Occupancy for our own records. It was then that we learned that Ted had actually only completed three of the required four final inspections, and he never applied for our Occupancy Certificate. Our village was more than understanding and imposed a small fine considering they could have charged Wanland Builders hundreds of dollars per day dating back to the day we moved into the home. Ted attempted to blame everyone else for this “oversight”. Wanland Builders never paid the fine and shortly afterwards walked off the job never responding to us again. If you are looking for a quality home builder, look elsewhere.
We had numereous quotes on replacing our roof and gutters, many by companys who appeared to be fly by night or "storm chasers". When Martin from Erdmann Exterior Designs came to give us an estimate, he spent time going over all the job, by climbing on the roof and explaining all the areas of concern... more
When I go and want something done, I call them right away. They are fair. They have put windows, doors, gutters and a sun room on my house. My wife loves their sun room. We just should have made it a four seasons.
We had a bad experience with the sub-contractors that Mad City hired for our installation. The product is good (and expensive!) but make sure it is installed ONLY by Mad City and the job is complete before they leave your site.
The overall experience has definitely been lacking. From last minute rescheduling of the original project to the lack of communication, the mess that was left in our basement from the plumbing being cut and not cleaned up, then the ridiculously long time to have the 3 shelves installed our expectati... more
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