In early 2014 we were planning to completely renovate our master bathroom. We interviewed several contractors and for various reasons we were uncomfortable with all of them. One or two even proposed things that greatly concerned us and we seriously considered abandoning our plans. Then Ray Lawyer from All American Remodeling of Lee County came over and discussed the plan with us. We instantly established a rapport and he made numerous logical change suggestions and then drew up a great plan and proposal.
It didn't take us long to say yes and work began. From the very beginning we were very impressed with Ray and his son Eric. We really appreciated their respect for our time and the fact they were always here when they said they'd be. Once work began on our project we had their full attention and time.
They took great pains to ensure minimal disruption to the household and kept everything clean throughout the project and always kept us completely informed on all phases of the project. There were surprises along the way, but all were pleasant versus being told things that were unpleasant about the project, which would surely require more money.
The scope of the project required completely gutting the existing bathroom to include major modifications to the concrete floor to move a toilet and remove a tub and replace with large walk-in shower. At one point a subcontractor did some questionable work we were uncomfortable with, but Ray quickly put it right. In fact there were several subcontractors and Ray inspected everything and was very careful to ensure all work performed was the first-rate.
During the project, Ray and Eric hired Robert to help out and his energy and spirit of cooperation is truly impressive!
Ray’s familiarity with building codes, and dealing with Lee County Permitting, resulted in no problems during the inspections and each inspector told us the work was being performed to exceed the code and was top-notch.
Overall we are very pleased with the professionalism of everyone we came in contact with during the project and we couldn't be happier with the finished product. They did not take shortcuts and professionalism is evident everywhere you look.
We truly enjoyed working with the team and now consider them more than our contractors; they are now our friends. They were very responsive to our needs, gladly taught us along the way, answered all questions and we now have a bathroom we're very proud of with no wasted space.
We don't make this recommendation lightly and no doubt All American Remodeling will be our contractor for all future projects. In fact, we hired Ray and the guys again in late 2014 to build a screened in enclosure, with a large concrete pad, on one side of our house to protect water and pool equipment and to improve aesthetics from the road. We're already in discussion with Ray for our next project.
In closing, here's our recommendation: If you are planning a project, call several local contractors. Ask them if they have any qualms about getting building permits. Several we talked to said they never get permits and it's not necessary. Listening to those guys could cause you grief in the future. Ask if their subcontractors have licenses in their trades. We had a few that recommended using unlicensed tradesmen like electricians and plumbers. After you receive bids, check out each company that gave satisfactory answers to the recommendations in this paragraph and then spend some time and check them and their subcontractors out on http://www.bbb.org/ and check for licensing at http://www.leegov.com/gov/dept/dcd/Permitting/ContLicensing/Pages/Search.aspx. Then do a comprehensive search on the internet for complaints against the contractors you are considering and their subcontractors. When you're done with all that, we're confident you'll hire All American Remodeling.
Jerry and Pam Clark
Lehigh Acres, Florida 33972
I would wholeheartedly recommend All American Remodeling to anyone thinking of renovating their property. Ray & Eric spent time with us making professional suggestions, he even met us to help
us pick out cabinets and counter top material for the kitchen His price was the most competitive.
We had no problem trusting him with the key and working in our condo while we were up north. When we returned everything was cleaned up – everything was so nice. His work was beautiful quality! We are going to ask Ray to do our bathrooms in the future.
We are really glad we used All American Remodeling
Jack & Peg Whitmore
All American was recommended to me by a church member of the same church in Fort Myers that I have attended for several years. That individual has used Ray for several home projects including a
full kitchen restoration within the past several years.He seemed very satisfied with the work. We have a forty year old home in Lehigh Acres which had it's original kitchen and certainly was in need
of an "update". Ray supplied us with both brochures and suggestions and we met at his main supplier in Fort Myers to look at completed samples of cabinets and counter tops. As with any major
restoration of this type there are very often some minor difficulties that need to be addressed. Ray has a very even temperament and is very good at solving these minor problems as they occur. I am
happy to recommend All American to anyone interested in their services and will no doubt continue to consider them for any future needs we ourselves might need.
I want to thank All American Remodeling for doing such a great job converting my carport into a much needed 3rd bedroom. I was so impressed with how quickly the carport transformed into a
beautiful room, and I didn’t have to clean up after you, so very nice. I also felt comfortable and safe leaving my home while the crew from All American remained working at my home, another big
Thank you All American Remodeling
Lehigh Acres, FL
We want to thank you for a job well done. You turned our old bathroom into
a beautiful spa-like space. Our foyer tile project has also received many compliments.
Quality workmanship, neatness, and most important, reliable, will be why we will highly recommend you to our friends and neighbors.
Don & Louise
Dear Ray - I just want to tell you how pleased we are with the work
performed by you and your crew. I have to admit, we were leery at first
since we did not know your company, but we took a chance and I am glad we
did. We are very happy with how the kitchen and family room modifications
came out . As I mentioned, we have a long list of fixes and updates we want
to make to our home and I am sure we will be contacting All American
Remodeling to handle these items. The windows are next! J
Thank you so much for a great job (at a great price)!
Wow! I feel good about my remodeling project!
They were excellent very professional. I am a seasonal resident and I trust them for all my work while I'm away.
Looking forward to business again!
I would recommend All American remodeling.
I found their prices were competitive.
They were neat and clean
Their work was professional and their attention to detail helped the project turn out so well.
I would recommend their work to anyone!
I would like thank you for many jobs well done! After being introduced to you when I was buying my new home in Lehigh Acres and using your services personally for my own home and many of the
projects I am involved in with my real estate business, I have referred you to my mother and sister and many other people I run into on a daily basis. I would like to share my experiences with you in
hopes that others will give you and your professional company an opportunity to improve their home or business.
I have dealt with many contractors over the years (20 years of real estate here in Lee County) and I finally feel I have found one I can count on and depend on for good quality work at a reasonable price. Ray has demonstrated that he is very knowledgeable about his trade and he stands behind his work. One of the things I really like about working with Ray and his team is the ease of understanding his proposals. When you meet with Ray to discuss your project he asks the questions that he needs answered to be sure he is quoting the job you are expecting. Then he puts his proposal together in a detailed and very understandable format that leaves nothing to chance. My experience in dealing with others has been that they are much more generalized in their terminology in their bids which leaves some things open for interpretation and usually the consumer looses out when you leave things open for interpretation. With Ray’s quotes, you know exactly what he is going to do and he uses terminology you will understand. He will give you the time to review and ask questions to make sure the customer and the contractor are on the same page with regard to the outcome of the project.
I have personally used Ray and All American Remodeling for six projects over the last 10 months and I plan on using him on many more in the future. Ray did a complete remodel on my Mother’s kitchen and it looks fantastic and she is extremely happy with the ease of working with Ray, the quality of his work and the end result… a GREAT looking kitchen she will enjoy for years to come. Ray is working on a step-by-step complete remodel of my sister’s house and he and my sister met to formulate a plan to get her home dried in (she had roof leaks) and then make some floor plan changes, update the look and feel of the entire home and make it more energy efficient at the same time. They will do this in steps as funds are available which really appealed to my Sister.
If you have a project coming up on your home or business I would highly recommend giving Ray and his team an opportunity to bid the job. I think you will find Ray to be a first class business man you can count on to produce a quality job in a timely fashion and then he will be around to stand behind his work.
Thanks for jobs WELL Done,
Marc Lobdell, REALTOR
ERA Flagship Real Estate
4244 Evans Ave., Ste C-1
Fort Myers FL 33901