Posts By: James Fick

Selecting a Contractor: Does the company carry insurance and is the coverage adequate?

This is the second most important question. Owners have been financially harmed by uninsured or inadequately insurance contractors. A contractor should ALWAYS provide you with a Certificate of Insurance for Comprehensive Liability, Worker’s Compensation, and Completed Operations Insurance that protects you in the event of an accident or provides financial coverage for a failed project. Read More

Selecting a Contractor: Does the Contractor have a permanent place of business?

What is the Full Name & Address of the Company? All Contractor Selection Guidelines start with this question because most dissatisfaction involves low-bid undercapitalized contractors. Be very cautious of any contractor without a permanent place of business. If the contractor is not permanently established, how can you be confident he will complete the work? How Read More

Hiring a Contractor

Most home owners purchase  home improvement projects infrequently. They are uncertain about how to select a competent professional contractor.                        Adding to the confusion are the scores of unprofessional contractors who believe that the only way to  obtain work is by being the low price. Such contractors are more concerned with obtaining work than with solving Read More

Fick Bros Donates to Believe In Tomorrow House

Fick Bros Roofing & Exterior Remodeling Co. donated the labor to install new decking to the Believe In Tomorrow House at St. Casimir. The Believe In Tomorrow House at St. Casimir. housing facility provides extended stay accommodations to pediatric patients and their families undergoing lengthy hospital treatments. The Believe In Tomorrow House at St. Casimir Read More

Employee of the Month – February 2014

Employee of the Month – February 2014 Nick consistently has good remarks from customers regarding politeness, attention to detail, craftsmanship. Nick also has a pleasant and positive attitude with customers, salesmen, supervisors and crew members.

Job of the Month – February 2014

Job of the Month – February 2014 Description of Work: Installed a new 18″ Perfection cedar shingle roof and mansard, replacing apron, base and counter flashings with 20oz copper all on right side of house, re-roofed (2) right side dormers with gray Vermont slates, replaced right side gutters and replaced (2) window panes at front Read More

January 2014 – Job of the Month

Description of Work:  Installed French drain, repointing masonry joints on front of house, spot pointing interior side of masonry wall at basement, repairing damaged section of front sidewalk with new concrete, re-parging basement steps and cheek walls, removing old privacy fence and installing a new dog eared, 1″x 6″ staggered pressure treated wood privacy fence Read More