Hope you're staying busy, and had some good holiday time. A few weeks ago I mentioned about Fe wanting front porch stair rails like at Sharilyn's house. I'm thinking maybe add some stone or flagstone to go over the porch and steps, and maybe even a new entry and storm door. Maybe in the next few weeks you can come over and look at it.
PS. Derrick, That Master Bath, although a small area is an extremely high end job. you can only really appreciate it while in the shower. Also Fe really, really likes the hallway bath, it's her favorite. Thanks again
~ Steve and Fe
I would like to share my testimonial for Derrick Mitchell.
"I saw a unique entertainment center and bookcase online which I fell in love with. I was prepared to buy it and have Mr. Mitchell ( whose great work, I was already familiar with from previous projects and work done for friends) install it. However when Mr. Mitchell measured my room we discovered the entertainment center and bookcases did not fit the areas I wanted to put them in. So, Mr. Mitchell handcrafted what I wanted to fit my areas. The finished product looked exactly like what I saw online. I am extremely satisfied with his workmanship."
~ Djana Harp
We were in need of a contractor that could do numerous types of remodeling. Our foremost concern was and is quality. Mr. Mitchell provided that kind of quality we were looking for. This was our third renovation since we met back in 2003. We are very pleased with his excellent quality of work! There is no doubt about his quality of work. He does however have a challenge with time estimates. The fact that he pays so much attention to details sometimes exceeds his estimates on completion time. So, if quality is what you are looking for, Mr. Mitchell is a good contractor to hire. We have added him to our contact list when it comes to any home improvements permanently!
~ Rick and Devi Blount
Almost 10 years ago, we sought several contractor estimates including Home Depot (which was sky high), for a major kitchen remodel. We didn’t have enough cabinet or countertop space. After consulting with Derrick Mitchell, he closed off the kitchen door to the garage, and made a new living room door to the garage. This resulted in a wonderful huge open kitchen space. This was our first experience with a contractor, and a very good one. This was a complete floor to ceiling remodel. One man plumbing, lighting, tile flooring, cabinets and all appliance installations. He also replaced sliding patio door with a french door, and larger kitchen window. We were so very pleased with the results, that we had Derrick remove the stair carpets, pine stairs and install red oak stairs and hallway hardwood oak flooring. Again we called upon Derrick to remove a downstairs wet-bar area that was unused. He put up a short wall and door, and created a large third bath with a large vanity and corner shower. Recently, he actually duplicated the same downstairs bath addition at one of our friends’ home. Just a few weeks ago, he crafted for us a complete custom small master bath renovation. After shopping with us at Home Depot for the shower stall, pan and door, he re evaluated the area and determined he could custom tile the shower and floor with more usable shower space. He referred us to custom counter top and plumbing suppliers, which had more options than the Big Box stores. Derrick has done numerous kitchen and bath installations and renovations, many for our friends and relatives. With your vision, he really sits down, works with you, and gets the most efficient use of the space. I think he was very reasonable staying within his labor cost estimates on all of our many projects. As with many projects you will run into some changes, obstacles, so the time estimate is just that. I’ve worked side-by-side with Derrick picking up small supplies, plumbing fittings, and consider him as a family member when on projects. He is a true professional, will take on any project large and small, and gives 100% to even the smallest detail.
~ Steve and Fe Meyers,
Thank you for your outstanding work in my home and on my investment properties. The coffered ceiling and detailed carpentry you did in my home is a frequent converstation piece among friends who visit. Also your remodeling work in my investment properties has impressed my tenants and mysef.
~ Dr. Michael Toca
Derrick Mitchell's creative and technical skills were instrumental in the total renovation of our two bathrooms. He was involved in the enitre project, demolition through new construction. this included the custom design sketches, vendor consultation, and material selections. As a result of his commitment to excellence and business ethics we have two uniquely designed bathrooms. I would highly recommend Derrick Mitchell for a job of this magnitude.
~ Bob and Kathy
My husband and I first met Derrick Mitchell after several plumbing problems where the plumber cut holds in our walls.We noticed our neighbor Derrick drove a van with a wagon trailer that advertised construction work large and small jobs. Since Derrick always spoke and waved hello in passing we decided to ask him to come over and give us a price for the repairs. We were very pleased with his work. In early March we wanted to paint the lower level of our home so we called Derrick. He agreed to do the job, once he started, there were other jobs added. Derrick took on each added challenge in a professional and caring manner.I decided I wanted a backwash behind the stove, Derrick took the time to show me the different kinds there were and once I decided on stone he went with my husband and I to the store and after we made our choices he made sure we got everything we needed and we are more than pleased with everything he did for us and the beauty he added to our home.
~ Jean and Tood McCollum
" I purchased my first home in May of 2003. I was as proud as any one could be. There were some changes I want to make that would require a Skilled Professional to perform. I needed someone who would be as proud of his or her work as I was as proud of my Home. After interviewing several potentials I decided to try Mr. Mitchell with my first Home Improvement Project. The Project went very well. I was so pleased with his creative visions and his attention to detail that I could not wait until we got started on the next project. Mr. Mitchell has provided me with excellent Customer Service, High Quality Craftsmanship and affordable rates for six years. I will continue to contract and recommend him on any Home Improvement Project. "
~ Albert Timmons
" When I decided to go back to college, my husband and I were looking for ways to have an extra income in order for me to return back to school full time. To make it possible, we converted the downstairs bedroom and garage into an apartment. We had the idea of an apartment but did not know if that was going to be possible. When Mr. Derrick Mitchell came, he was able to connect our vision of the project and define it. The project exceeded our expectations. And, our immediate neighbors as well as surrounding neighbors ...all were coming by to see the project to see if it looked as good inside as it did outside. If you come to our house for the first time you could not tell that was a garage in the past. It looks great!!!! Mr. Mitchell is committed to perfection and that was palpable in everything he did during the garage conversion. He is a skillful carpenter that was able to custom made a beautiful functional kitchen in a small space. He made the kitchen look like it was always there. He is experienced, knowledgeable, honest, affordable, creative and very customer service oriented. He is EXCELLENT and will recommend him for any type of renovation or project. "
~ Carlos & Evelyn Rivera
" When we decided to finish our basement we got several bids. After reviewing all of the bids we visited the work sites of each bidder to see their work. Mr. Mitchell's work won us over. Derrick changed our 2200 square foot basement space into a remarkable living space. His workmanship, ideas and knowledge of carpentry made our down stairs space into an elegant kitchen, game room, theater room and bath room. In addition he built a custom cedar closet and exercise room for my wife and a mahogany trimmed office and library for me . This is of special note , because he hand crafted the book case and trim himself. What was our basement is now the a show place. Both my wife Olivia and I highly recommend Mr. DerrickMitchell as a skilled craftsman and carpenter. "
~ Dr. Frederick M. Toca
" Derrick Mitchell recently completed our 1,800 foot basement remodeling project, which included a slate-tiled bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and a sound insulated music room. He was one of three contractors who gave us an estimate. The first contractor tried to sell us a design that we didn't ask for and that was well out of our price range. The second contractor also didn't offer to take the time to fully discuss our project and provided a very general estimate. Mr. Mitchell, on the other hand, sat down with us to listen to our wants and needs. He then was able to offer helpful suggestions and alternatives and then provided us with a much more detailed and useful estimate. Just as important to us, Mr. Mitchell was also flexible in allowing us to make changes to both the design and materials as the project progressed. He takes great pride in the quality of his workmanship, and obviously enjoys what he does. His customer friendliness and personal integrity made it a pleasure to work with him. Needless to say, we are very satisfied with our new basement! "
~ Andrew and Olga Hayes
"After a completed project Derrick did for me, I asked him what he would be doing if he were
not doing this type of work, his answer was...I can't think of anything else, I think I came out of
the womb to do this.
Derrick has done large and small - easy and difficult jobs for me over the years, and I have been very satisfied with all his work."
~ Dorian Rhymer
We hired Mr. Mitchell to build a handicap ramp for our rental property. Our renters were very pleased with the result. The ramp looked so good that several neighbors asked him to build a deck and do other projects at their houses. When our renters moved out, we again hired Derrick to refurbish the house. We initially asked him to just clean and paint, but ended up asking him to change out major appliances, renovate a bathroom, and change the kitchen floor in addition to other minor interior and exterior repairs. Our assessment of the extent of the needed refurbishing turned out to be an ongoing process and we greatly appreciated Mr. Mitchell's flexibility and willingness to take on more tasks than we had originally anticipated, but were necessary to ensure that the house was attractive to future prospective renters. As a result of Mr. Mitchell's work, the house looked fantastic and we were able to rent it very soon after he completed the work.
~ Olga L. Collazos and Andy Hayse