I was in the process of interviewing contractors for painting the exterior of my home when I met Todd Kerrigan. Todd is the owner of High Plains Contracting and came to my home to provide an estimate for exterior paint. While walking the project he commented about the tops of the rain gutters not having any paint on them, I had not paid any attention to that before and he said that was a sign of hail damage. He suggested that we inspect the roof along with the rest of the exterior of the house. We did and what we found was extensive hail damage to the roof, roof vents, paint, rain gutters, & downspouts. He suggested that I call our homeowners insurance company and request an inspection which I did.
Todd was there for the appointment with the insurance company rep. and walked everything with them. The insurance claims adjuster promptly opened a claim and they covered replacement of the roof, roof vents, rain gutters, 25% of the paint, & 60% of the downspouts. I wasn't even looking at most of this work and neither did any of the other contractors that I got estimates from. Prompted by Todd, the claims adjuster noted that if we upgraded to Class 4 Impact resistance shingles we would receive a 20% to 25% premium reduction on our homeowners policy. The cost of the upgrade would be paid for by reduced premiums in three to four years, Excellent!
Once the claim was opened Todd came over and we didn't just pick the shingle and paint colors, we discussed roofing systems and what our options were based on the insurance claim amount. We ended up with a Complete Owens Corning Roofing System using their line of premium components. We also used premium paint and aluminum rain gutters and downspouts. Top of the line all the way.
From there the installation was scheduled. The sequence was to be roofing system first, then paint, then rain gutters and downspouts, and one more round of paint for the rain gutters and downspouts. (we couldn't get an exact match for the rain gutters and downspouts so they needed to be painted to match) We had some bad weather so the installation was delayed a few days. Todd asked to bring in a crew on a Sunday to get caught up, I agreed. He brought in a large crew with the intent of finishing in one day. They accomplished their task, but not without a few issues. They worked about 45 minutes past sundown to finish and it showed on the last two rows of shingles and ridge cap at the very top. They also used the wrong color paint on the furnace flue vent and plumbing vents. (roof vents came in powder coated aluminum and in the right color) I called Todd when I discovered the issues the next morning and he came over to inspect. He asked me what I would like him to do, and told him I wanted the top two rows stripped off as well as the ridge cap and redone. He had the roofers come out that afternoon and they fixed everything. Todd went and got the right color paint and repainted everything himself.
Next came the exterior paint, the painters Todd uses are excellent, with 20 plus years experience and the end result was superb. From caulking to taping edges to final clean-up their work was excellent.
Rain gutters and downspouts came next along with the next hiccup. There was a mix up in the material order and they were installing the wrong color. Todd was there and we stopped the installation, had them remove what they had installed, and reordered the appropriate color. Once the right material had arrived the installation crew came back and completed the installation and did a fine job. The painters came back to finish and the project was complete.
I have been in the construction industry for over 35 years, and I know that every project has it's challenges and problems. It's how you handle them that sets you apart from the competition. Todd knows that every project will have it's issues, and he also knows that it's how you handle them that sets you apart. Todd Kerrigan / High Plains Contracting gets it right. Todd is a man of his word which is becoming a rarity in this day and age, and he is one of the few that you can trust with his word and a handshake. Todd Kerrigan / High Plains Contracting provides Quality Work along with Great Client Service all at a fair price and gets my highest recommendation!