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I highly recommend Aaron Prange and his team at Built By You. We love the kitchen renovation they did for us! In this project, they removed walls to combine a living room, kitchen, and entryway. They completely removed and rebuilt the kitchen. They relayed the floor and did lighting, new trim and paint throughout so it flows as one open space. They have great attention to detail. The team is lovely to work with. They offered helpful suggestions along the way. We appreciate their flexibility when we made requests along the way as well as their focus on customer satisfaction. It took a little longer than expected, but we’re thrilled with the result!
March 13, 2021
Aaron & his staff are working on some of the nicest kitchen remodels & home construction projects that I've seen lately in Bloomington. I visited him and his staff to work with them on their website updates and digital marketing. If you are looking to hire some of the best home remodeling experts, then definitely consider giving them a call. They're local to Bloomington, they know the industry well, and they do great work.
March 12, 2021
An update from 2020: Description of the work: Aaron and his team gutted our kitchen down to the studs, took down a wall and installed a beautiful new space in our house. Comments: The professionals at BBY are outstanding. We started a kitchen remodel at the best possible time (right before spring break) which ended up possibly being the worst possible time (at the beginning of the pandemic). Thankfully, thanks to Aaron and his team, it wasn’t the worst possible time solely because they took the time and care to ensure that despite the challenges of working through a pandemic that everything happened on schedule and in a safe way for my family and all of the workers. They displayed a level of care, attention to detail and expertise that blew me away. They worked around our schedule to accommodate the complexities of our whole family working and schooling from home. Our house feels brand new now and we’re thankful that we chose to do this project with Aaron and his team. From 2013: Description Of Work: We replaced 12x12 deck that was not safe for children with a brand new deck that was 12x30 and was safe for children. Work involved careful measurement and discussion to learn exactly what we wanted, tree removal, and deck construction including stairs and supports. Comments: Aaron was the best! He communicated with us at every stage and was careful to understand exactly what we wanted from our new deck. His attention to detail and quality surpassed ours and it was our deck that he was building! I couldn't believe how well the project went. I was grateful for his expertise and and honesty. It isn't often that you end a project with a builder and consider him a friend afterward but that was definitely our experience with Aaron. Since completing the deck, we have had the benefit of Aaron's expertise on many subsequent projects. I can't recommend him and his company highly enough! Our family loves our new deck!
October 5, 2020
We hired Aaron for a very large project that included a complete demo and remodeling of our main floor (e.g. moving the kitchen and bathroom, removing several walls, rebuilding the staircase). Aaron impressed us with his ideas and willingness to incorporate and expand upon our ideas. He was great to work with and we are very happy with the results.
August 8, 2020
My husband and I hired Aaron Prange for a fairly large project. We live in a bilevel and wanted to do a complete kitchen remodel that involved knocking out walls between the kitchen, dining room and living room. Plus we needed new flooring, new front and patio doors, new stairs and a few other things. Aaron and his team and subcontractors took care of it all! Our previous kitchen was in horrible shape and it really does feel like we are in a whole new home, it all looks AMAZING! Aaron was good about letting us know if any of our choices would push us over budget so we could further evaluate decisions. I have just a few pics I took the morning before and during demo, and then pics of the final work. Our house was built in 1973 and our kitchen and living area looks INCREDIBLE now! The project did not always go 100% smoothly, the second half of the project took much longer than the first half in terms of getting some smaller details completed or corrected, so we had to follow up with Aaron on those things frequently. We also had an issue with a stair nosing that wasn't able to be corrected. In other cases we showed him where attention to detail in some areas could have been better. Other than those few things we are very happy with the results and would use him and his team again for future projects! I wish Google would let us do 1/2 stars because I think 4-1/2 stars is more accurate!
August 5, 2020
We hired Aaron fall, 2018 to remodel our kitchen and make it one with the dining room. Although we had a plan, his strength in design fine-tuned our plan and made the project so much more than we (and Pinterest!) had imagined. There were a number of big surprises as his excellent team did the demolition, which must be expected with any remodeling project. Aaron, however, is a top-notch problem solver, and made numerous suggestions that smoothed out the bumps in the road. Everyone of his workers and sub-contractors was polite and left the worksite as tidy as possible. He also returned with a worker even after the last bill was paid to fix one minor problem.
We worked with Aaron to “open up” our house that was built in 1986. Aaron had terrific vision and created a great flow for our first floor. He expanded and modernized the kitchen that has become a centerpiece for our living area. He also modernized the two bathrooms on the first floor. We feel like we have a brand new home! Aaron is easy to work with. He is timely and honest. We will work with him again.
Excellent quality, expert work, hassle free, fantastic crew, predictable budget. We have no hesitation recommending Aaron Prange/Built By You. From beginning to end he kept us informed and involved with the remodeling process from construction plans and scheduling to choice of material and final finishing decisions. The whole process was well organized and predictable; clean, no mess. The project stayed within the agreed estimate. We are very pleased with our remodeling and couldn’t be more satisfied with our choice of contractor. Thanks Aaron and the whole team!!
Aaron Prange, owner of BuiltbyYou was great, always on time, always responsive. He took over from a contractor who couldn’t finish the job and did beautiful work. He really knows his business and has very high standards. He is also a really pleasant person which makes a difference when someone is in your home for many days to do a big project. Aaron is a responsible member of our community who does volunteer work with young people in town. I will be hiring him again for another project!
I waited a year to write this review so that my wife and I could have a decent amount of time actually using what Aaron Prange (of Built by YOU) made for us. We have a small bathroom in a modern house built in 1968, which we wanted to renovate in an appropriate style. We had a recently acquired vanity top with fixture that we like a lot, but everything else needed to be changed. We consulted with several remodeling contractors before settling on Aaron. The reason was that he was the only one with a clear vision of how to proceed and really take into account our wishes. Others did not want to try retaining our new vanity top, while replacing the vanity cabinet, but Aaron was willing. He arranged for us to have a beautiful new cabinet made by Tim Graber Furniture, and he reinstalled our top seamlessly. He figured out how to expand the depth of the walk-in shower (replacing a narrow tub) without making the space seem cramped. And he had great ideas about lighting, as well as an idea for a large new mirror (also from Graber). We researched and picked out shower surrounds and plumbing fixtures (from Hoosier Winsupply — highly recommended), flooring (from ColorTile), paint (from Bloomington Paint and Wallpaper), and we also had a mold remediation outfit (Bloom Environmental) carefully take out our moldy drywall ceiling. Aaron arranged for all the work to be done in the right sequence and with very minimal delays. He did a good deal of the demolition and construction work himself, with one co-worker. He was very good about communicating about the schedule and next steps. The work site was clean, with quilted moving mats forming a path from our front door into the bathroom. The job was completed maybe a week late, though much earlier than the other contractors were willing to promise. The job was done during the first half of August, which seems to be a busy time for contractors. We are thrilled with the result and enjoy using the space so much more than the old one. The cost was fair and stuck very close to the original estimate (barring a few things that we asked for after the estimate was done). Not everything was perfect: there was a minor alignment problem with the shower surround, due to nothing in our house really being at right angles. Some of the shower caulking has degraded by now and really needs to be refreshed, and a mounting flange for one of the shower fixtures has come loose. These are pretty minor compared to what could happen with a project in which the walls, ceiling, and much of the floor was stripped bare. I would not hesitate to call Aaron for a consultation on your next remodeling project.