Customer satisfaction is our number one goal. We strive to provide our clients with quality and craftsmanship that can’t be beat.
We’re thrilled to share our latest testimonial from a living room project we recently finished:
“With our project completed, we wanted to let you know how extremely happy we are with the whole experience. From the initial meeting with you where you genuinely understood, and added value to our vision, through the execution by Brian and Matt,Rossi Construction delivered on all we had hoped for. As you may recall, we were a bit uncomfortable doing this renovation while living out of the area. We quickly discovered that our home was in excellent hands and we need not worry. Brian and Matt’s commitment to excellence was unmatched with any experience we have ever had with other home projects. They brought our vision to life, while also adding details that we had not thought of. They showed unwavering attention to detail and set very high standards for themselves and others who worked on the project. Also, if something wasn’t working the way they knew we would have wanted, Brian would contact us so we could reconsider. He was always right. Brian and Matt are not only excellent at their craft, but they are also genuinely good people. They are honest, have integrity and a desire to do their very best. Could not ask for better individuals to entrust our home to.Thank you for our beautifully renovated home. We would be happy to provide references.”
-Wendy and Victor Peters
Thank you, Wendy and Victor, for sharing your experience. We’re so glad to hear that you had a positive outcome and are enjoying our work!
If you’d like help on your next home project, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We’d be happy to schedule time to discuss your goals and how we can help you meet them.
Preparing for a home construction project is a big task. There is a lot of planning from both a financial and technical standpoint. It is important to have the right team on your side to help you plan accordingly and execute everything within budget.
Before you get started trying to plan your budget, it’s important to ask yourself these questions:
- What do you want this project to accomplish?
- What details are needed to make it happen?
- What are you willing to compromise on?
- What are you willing to splurge on?
With those questions in mind, these are some important budgeting considerations we tell all our clients:
- Expect to spend at least $100 to $200 per square foot on any renovation.
- It’s easier, and potentially more affordable, to prioritize projects by room and build a budget around the cost of each individual project.
- Before you set your budget, decide how you will finance the project (cash, credit, loan, etc.)
To get an estimated idea of what your remodeling budget should be, consider the value of your home as a whole. You don’t want to spend more than 10 to 15% of your home’s value on a single room.Additionally, we always tell clients to set aside 10 to 20% of your available funds for unexpected expenses. While we try to plan for all situations, sometimes things come up in a project that is beyond our control. We’ve also found that sometimes homeowners choose to upgrade certain aspects too. We’d rather have extra funds allotted for these instances rather than being stuck and unable to complete the job.
If you’re currently planning a home remodeling project, we’re here to help. With our experience, we can guide you early in the planning process to help make decisions that will stay within your budget while still accomplishing your desired design. Reach out today and let’s discuss how we can create a plan for making your remodeling dreams a reality! Call today at 813-436-0177.
Rossi Construction, Inc. is a fast growing construction company doing business around the Tampa Bay area. Rossi Construction, Inc. is currently hiring for the following positions in and around the greater Tampa Bay area. Please express your interest for the position by submitting your work history using our employment tab on our website.
Become a Carpenter for Rossi Construction, Inc.
A Carpenter will construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, drywall and wallboard, using carpenter’s hand tools and power tools.
Job Experience Required
A Carpenter must have a minimum of 3 years in all phases of residential construction.
Knowledge Required to Successfully Execute the Job
Carpenters use a variety of tools to accurately measure, cut and join wood, drywall, fiberglass, plastic and other building materials. Depending on the particular jobs, you frame structures and walls and install cabinets, ceilings, doors, floors, fixtures, drywall, prefabricated panels and scaffolding. Many projects require the carpenter to be able to read and act on blueprints and other plan documents.
The candidate will need to be able to:
- Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge;
- Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment;
- Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines or power saw;
- Assemble and fasten materials to make framework or props, using hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins or glue.
If your skills and work experience match our requirements, please express your interest for the position by submitting your work history using our employment tab on our site.
The combination of an economy in recovery and a lack of quality general contractors have made DIY renovations more popular than ever. While this can save you money, it introduces risks that homeowners may not be aware of. A home remodel can release toxic chemicals into the air, which in and of itself presents a very serious health hazard. A couple of common toxins are explained below.
Asbestos is a mineral fiber which was often used in older homes and buildings across Tampa Bay due to its ability to resist heat and its durability. It can be found in roofing and flooring materials, as well as older insulation. The danger in asbestos comes in the form of tiny fibers which enter the body by inhalation and settle in the tissue of the lungs, where they remain dormant for decades before causing disease. Mesothelioma is a cancer often linked to asbestos exposure.
If a home or other building contains asbestos, it should be removed by a professional abatement team before the remodel proceeds. This will greatly reduce the opportunity for exposure to everyone involved. If you are worried your home contains asbestos, call Rossi Construction Inc. at 813.436.0177 for a referral to a professional capable of removing the asbestos.
Any Tampa home built before 1978 will most likely contain lead, which will always be the most prevalent in older layers of paint. Lead is so dangerous because it can spread from the house into nearby soil, presenting a hazard to kids and pets. Signs of exposure will include nausea, fatigue and headaches.
Like asbestos, it is best to have lead removed by a team of experts before the remodeling project begins.
It pays to be as safe as possible in a home renovation project, the house should be inspected and tested for toxic chemicals before the work commences. If any are present, they can be removed with the help of a professional and prevent deadly health problems down the line. While this will add cost to the Tampa remodel, it is worth the peace of mind.
Hiring a general contractor can be similar to adding a family member that you are not quite sure you are ready to add, except when it comes to a general contractor, you are the one who gets to do the choosing. Reviewing from a family perspective stems from the idea that you will be seeing a lot of your contractor, depending on the size of the Tampa kitchen remodeling project and the number of subcontractors involved. This means it is important to find someone you can get along with, someone who will do the job right!
In order to make a solid choice, there are some questions you need to pose to any potential general contractor, ideally you need to ask a pool of at least three to five candidates to compare and contrast their responses. This will help you ensure you that you have made a good match. After all, this is your home; you need someone who proves to be dependable and determined to see the project through to a positive end.
Is there any way you can give me a timeline?
Before you hire a general contractor, you need to ask if he is ready to provide you with a fixed start date and a completion date for the Tampa kitchen remodeling project. The proposed timeline needs to include all cleanup work as well. These dates need to be included in the formal written agreement, along with a timetable for the specific aspects of the project and a list of all materials that will be needed. It is also a good idea to address how changes will affect the timeline in the contract.
If you are not watching the project firsthand, you will want to check-in with the general contractor from time to time to see how everything is coming along.
Can you tell me a little about your remodeling routines?
Communicating with your contractor about specifics you would like to see become a part of a remodeling project can be difficult. Do you really want concrete countertops? Should you install bamboo flooring? With this many details to keep in mind, remember that you are going to have a general contractor around your house for the next several weeks. To them, your home is a workplace. Do not hesitate to ask them if they are a respectful colleague.
Understanding and expectation of a general contractor’s routine is going to be key to your own happiness. Ask if they start work at a specific time. Do they do one project at a time, or will there be multiple projects in different stages of completion? It is also good to know what they do with the leftover scrap material. Will there be piles of junk in your yard for months at a time?
Hiring a general contractor is all about finding the right fit for your family and your kitchen remodeling project. It is always better to work with someone who makes you comfortable, rather than hiring a loud mouth who intends to make the next eight weeks miserable. Call 813.436.0177 today to find out if the general contracting services from Rossi Construction, Inc. are the right match for you!
Remodeling or building a new Tampa home is a massive financial and emotional investment. It can also be a big investment of time if you want to be an active participant in the decision making process. Understanding what to expect before you get started will prepare you for the process. Here are some questions you need to ask anyone you are interviewing as a general contractor.
What kind of schedule should I expect?
The schedule is more than the start and end date of a Tampa remodeling project. Having a schedule that puts in place specific timelines for tasks will give you a big-picture view of the sequence and deadlines for things like tile and counters. It will also give you a benchmark, so that you will be able to easily identify if things are beginning to slip behind.
With projects like kitchens and baths, the cabinet lead time will determine the start date and sub-trades will need to be scheduled in quick succession. Do not start without a schedule that explains what dates and times workers are expected to be on site.
Will I see you every day, or should I expect someone else?
Depending on size of the general contractor you hire, the answer will range wildly. Many Tampa remodelers will use a lead carpenter system, where a staff member is responsible for managing day-to-day work on the site, and often participates in projects as well. Ask any general contractor direct questions about who will be responsible for taking care of your house, who will supervise subcontractors and who you can talk to on a daily basis if there are any questions.
How will you and I stay in touch over the course of the Tampa remodel?
With an array of electronic communication techniques at your fingertips, you have some definite ideas as to how you would like to receive updates about your project. All general contractors have specific formats they prefer to use for communication too. Make sure you both understand how you will receive information. If the contractor uses a format you do not like, you will need to compromise on a method and format that is easily accessible for all parties.
What kind of written documentation will I receive when the Tampa remodeling project is complete?
Contracts call for end-of-project paperwork, lien releases and copies of inspection reports. There may be extra information you find valuable: a list of subcontractors and contact information, operating manuals, care for the newly installed flooring and well-marked technical specifications for any installed hardware. Confirming that you will receive these things before you start will ensure that you end the project with all of the information required to enjoy the remodeled room.
If you believe hiring a general contractor is the best bet for your Tampa remodeling project, the team from Rossi Construction, Inc. is all ears. Call 813.436.0177 to schedule a consultation today!
You have spent hours tearing out pages of home remodeling magazines and getting lost in plans, and finally you have chosen the look you want. You are ready to remodeling your home, perhaps turning that bathroom into a master bathroom. Just a single question remains: Who is going to be your Tampa general contractor? To assist with the selection, we have put together several questions for you to ask potential contractors and builders.
What type of projects have you completed around Tampa?
Match your job to the right builder. Some general contractors may be better at new construction, while others are superb at Tampa remodeling projects. Explore pricing options as well. A builder who concentrates on huge homes may not be the best choice for a modest Tampa remodeling project with a tight budget.
May I see examples of your completed Tampa remodeling projects?
A good general contractor will be proud of their work, and enjoy showing it to a potential client. Ask to see photos of completed projects, and choose someone whose work looks similar in style to the job you have been planning.
Are you licensed and insured?
Depending on the location, builders need to have a state issued license in addition to a local business license. They and their subcontractors also should carry a general liability, and worker’s compensation liability insurance.
How long have you been doing remodeling projects?
While longevity is not a guarantee of quality, it is an indication that the general contractor can run a job and keep clients successfully satisfied.
Who will be my primary contact on the worksite?
Know who your main point of contact will be on the jobsite. Some general contractors supervise in person; others choose to use superintendents to handle the day-to-day operations.
In your preparation for a Tampa remodeling project, do not hesitate to inform yourself regarding the qualifications of potential general contractors. The team from Rossi Construction, Inc. would love to have the opportunity to go through our portfolio and qualifications during your review and research phase. You can call us at 813.436.0177 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.
PRLog (Press Release) – Oct. 9, 2013 – TAMPA, Fla. —
In many places around the country, temperate weather is the right time for a home remodeling project. The specialists from Rossi Construction, Inc. agree in principle that sunny days are best for a project, but contend additional concepts must be considered.
In an effort to get the word out across Tampa, Florida they issued an informational blast covering topics associated with the timing of general construction projects around a house. Rossi Construction, Inc. owner Jason Rossi stated, “Spring and summer are popular times for remodeling, but the best time to remodel will always be when your own hassle and the total expense are at a minimum.”
Specialists from Rossi Construction, Inc. explained that the key to any home remodeling project is understanding the idea of supply and demand. The battle between the two is a constant, and it is one of the main factors that determine how much is paid for materials like cement; paint and lumber. The best practice is to not simply to plan the project for when all materials are at their lowest price, but to carefully plan the remodeling project to allow for stockpiling of materials. A homeowner will also want to consider the busy time for Tampa general contractors in the equation of supply and demand, because it may be better to approach the project at a time when a contractor has an open schedule.
Rossi Construction, Inc. specialists explained that it is always a good idea to work with a Tampa general contractor when he or she has fewer projects as a focus.
Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor located in Tampa Florida. Rossi Construction, Inc. specializes in residential and commercial construction. Rossi Construction, Inc. has been building excellence by design since 1979. Rossi Construction, Inc. can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.
Tampa general contractors are construction management professionals who oversee the details of Tampa building projects like design, construction methods, budgeting for the project, materials, scheduling for projects and how to hire additional workers and subcontractors.
A good Tampa general contractor will be well-versed in local standards and guidelines, as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.
Reasons to hire a Tampa general contractor:
- The project involves several facets of construction, such as plumbing; electrical and carpentry.
- A Tampa general contractor will have years of remodeling and project management experience.
- A Tampa general contractor will handle all phases of construction from the initial idea to completion.
- A Tampa general contractor will be able to expediently navigate local and state codes, and explain all.
- A Tampa general contractor will be able to navigate government issues, and attain government permits.
- A Tampa general contractor will be able to find subcontractors who are capable of completing all projects.
- A Tampa general contractor will be able to manage and schedule any subcontractors working the Tampa remodeling project.
If you are searching for a Tampa general contractor to oversee the remodeling project in your Tampa home, contact the specialists from Rossi Construction, Inc. at 813.436.0177.
It is not difficult to make your kitchen the stylish heart of your home with real-world ideas that are both practical, and interesting. Take a look at our Tampa kitchen remodel ideas, and see if any fit your family.
If you are a fan of traditional design techniques in your home, you may want to shake things up by swapping for an industrial look. Commercial-grade light fixtures, when matched with Italian marble and traditional cabinetry, sets a trendy tone for your Tampa kitchen remodel.
Industrial commercial-grade lighting is not the only option for deviating from standard design options in a Tampa kitchen remodeling project. Do something a little daring, by choosing to selectively display your favorite dishware. Remove cabinet doors to create a showcase for your favorite dishware. Group items by colors and shapes to build a purposeful look.
Most Tampa kitchens suffer from a lack of storage space. You need to make your Tampa kitchen remodeling plans take stock of every inch of space, and make that storage room count. Consider building drawers concealed within the toekick of each cabinet base. While the drawers are shallow, they are a great spot to store items you do not often use.
While you decide which cabinets are right for your Tampa kitchen remodeling project, you can give your existing cabinets a cheery update. Dated cabinets can get a sunny new outlook with something as simple as a fresh coat of paint. Choose a bold color to give the appearance of a Tampa kitchen remodel.
There are times a wood floor has gone past the point of a sanding and restaining, but a new floor may not be in the Tampa kitchen remodeling budget. A fresh coat of oil-based porch or deck pain is durable enough for daily wear and tear, and it will add a cozy feel to any Tampa kitchen remodeling project.