We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BETTER IN LIFE? WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BETTER TOO. IS THAT YOU?

We’re looking to hire people to grow with us who also desire to better themselves.

Job Type:     Employee or Independent Contractor
Job Status:    
Full Time Position
Salary:  
  Starting at $10 – 17 Per Hour   (Subject to experience.​ Plus some jobs bonus out)
Experience Required:     2+ Years (Refer to What We Do and Skills below)
Education Required:     High School or equivalent
Also Required:

  • Dependable transportation (your own vehicle so as not to be dependent on someone else)
  • A valid drivers license.
  • Your own phone.

WHAT WE DO:

Here at Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers we remodel bathrooms, kitchens, basements, any living space. We install wood floor coverings: hardwood, engineered wood, cork, laminate, etc. on floors and walls. We install tile: ceramic, porcelain, travertine, marble, granite, stone, glass, steel, any type of tile on floors, walls, showers, in interior and exterior areas. Other types of tile include luxury vinyl tile, vinyl composite tile, and rubber. We are based out of New Albany Indiana and service Southern Indiana, Louisville Kentucky and surrounding areas. Since 1990.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A desire to better your self.
  • Must be a team player but able to work solo as needs arise.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Visually able to plan ahead.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Do quality work.
  • Be productive.
  • Results driven.
  • Know how to read a tape measure.
  • Knowledge of power tools.
  • Dependable!

SKILLS – ADDED VALUE TO US:

  • Drywall finishing experience
  • Trim carpentry experience
  • Tile setting or tile setter’s helper
  • Wood flooring installation experience

TYPICAL WORK WEEK:

Monday thru Friday 7:30 AM to 5:30 / 6:00 PM. (8 to 10 hour days). On occasion a Saturday 4 to 8 hours. Night work on very, very rare occasion. 30 to 45 minute lunch. Pay day on Wednesday following the previous week worked.

BENEFITS:

Only vacation at this time. We are currently looking into health insurance providers.

NOTES:

  • Our Job Foreman is a female, so if you have a problem taking direction / education from a female this is not the opportunity for you.
  • We are serious about building business. Though not difficult to work with. Don’t ever lie to us or steal from us or our clients. We’re adults looking for same, as such if you have a beef, speak up. We’re a team and teams work through things together.

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How Likely Are We to Recommend Home Advisor?

How Likely Are We to Recommend Home Advisor?

I write this post today to share with my colleagues in the construction trades.

Home Advisor asked me “How likely are you to recommend Home Advisor?” After providing them with feed back I decided to share this information with my brothers because I know I would appreciate knowing this if someone else was having this experience. Here’s what I submitted to Home Advisor:

You send me leads that cost me money whether I want the lead or not. 70% of the time I get leads that don’t fall within the services we provide. Even though a lead wants something that is classified under one of our service categories, doesn’t mean that we perform that service. I received a lead one time where the lead selected the “Tile Installation” category – and wanted a doggie door installed! A doggie door? I went round and round with you guys for a refund to no avail.  And a few times I’ve received leads that have already contacted me via a Google search or through some other service like Thumbtack or Porch. — So I’ve just paid for the lead twice!

We should have the option to read what it is they want and then decide if we want it or not. If we want it we accept (and pay) or pass.

This is my only frustration with Home Advisor and the reason I continuously pause lead flow. — after two months of pausing lead flow I get tied up over the holidays and forget to re-pause lead flow, the first lead I get cost me over $42 and the lead MUST HAVE work completed within one week. Seriously!? We stay booked out an average of 8 weeks. Not happening and $42 out the window!!

No, I will never recommend Home Advisor so long as you continue to operate with this business model. Those of us in the trades have enough frustrations without hard-earned money just being swiped from our pockets. And that’s exactly what it feels like.

 

We initially got involved with Home Advisor because they do have a vigorous screening process which we passed. Had no doubt that we wouldn’t. Potential clients didn’t know that. Now they can see that we are screened and approved. Home Advisor uses the following criteria to screen professionals:

Licensing
Applicants must carry required state-level licensing to perform work in the trade and service area for which they apply.
Sex Offender Search
Home Advisor checks the official sex offender website in the state in which the owner/principal of the company is located to confirm that there is not a match with the applicant.
Legal Search for Civil Judgments
They use third-party data sources to check the principal/owner of each business for bankruptcy filings and significant state-level civil legal judgments, in the state in which the owner/principal of the company is located, occurring within 12 months prior to application for membership in the HomeAdvisor network.
Criminal Records Search
They uses third-party sources to conduct a criminal search, in the state in which the owner/principal of the company is located as well as any state that owner/principal has address history, for relevant criminal activity associated with the business owner/principal within three years prior to application.
State Business Filings
They confirm that service professionals applying as corporations or limited liability companies are in good standing in the state in which they are located.
Identity Verification (Social Security Number)
HomeAdvisor verifies the social security numbers of business owners/principals to confirm their identities. (This applies primarily to small businesses.)

Once approved you receive Home Advisor’s seal stating that you are screened and approved which does reinforce credibility.

Home Advisor Seal of Approval

 

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Things to Consider When Finishing Your Basement

Things to Consider When Finishing Your Basement

Finishing out a basement is an excellent two-fold investment: it adds practical living space to your home, and can significantly increase your home’s property value. If you’re ready to clear out the cobwebs and out-of-season holiday decorations and create some new rooms in your house from the (under)ground up, we’ve got you covered. But before we get started, there are some important things that you need to consider.

First and foremost, the basement needs to pass a few basic checks to make sure we can finish it. Does your basement have any issues with water? Can you spot any cracks in the foundation? Have you had it tested for radon? These are problems that must be addressed before putting any further work into the project.

How high is the ceiling? Unless you enjoy crouching through door frames, ceiling height can be a deal-breaker. Additionally, many basements have electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems running across the ceiling, so those should be taken into consideration during the design stage. These systems will need to remain accessible in some places, and where they can be covered, there are design options available. And if your HVAC system isn’t built to accommodate the extra square-footage of your basement, you may want to consider an upgrade.

 

Do you plan to include any bathroom or kitchen facilities in the basement? If so, we’ll need to locate your home’s main drain to determine whether it runs underground or above ground. If it’s underground, installing the new plumbing should be more or less the same as if it were upstairs. But if it runs above ground, we will need to install special equipment to pump water up and out, against the flow of gravity.

Will any rooms be used for recreation or entertainment purposes? The basement can be the perfect space to create play areas for kids, wet bars for mom and dad, or even your own private movie theater for the whole family. But noise from the basement can be a serious issue upstairs if the ceiling isn’t properly insulated for sound.

And speaking of insulation: did you know that insulating your basement can lead to significant savings on your monthly energy bill? In fact, International Residential Code now requires new houses to have insulated basements in colder climates. It just makes good financial sense to insulate your basement interior, especially if your home doesn’t have insulation on the exterior of the foundation.

 

Last, but not least, comes the flooring. Much like your bathrooms upstairs, you’ll want to pick out flooring that’s made to be exposed to water, like porcelain tile. Even the most well-protected basements may be subjected to water damage over a lifetime, so go with flooring that won’t need to be replaced if and when that happens. Trust us: your future self will thank you.

There are lots of other questions that will need to be addressed when finishing your basement, but if you’ve made it this far, you’re on the right track! Luckily for you, Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers can handle every aspect of your basement finishing project, no matter the size. Let us help you take that dusty old storage space and turn it into something you and your family will cherish for the lifetime of the home. Call us today!

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Now Hiring for Remodeling & Flooring

Now Hiring for Remodeling & Flooring

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BETTER IN LIFE? WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BETTER TOO. IS THAT YOU?

Salary:     $10 – 17 Per Hour    (Subject to experience.​ Some jobs bonus out)
Career Level Required:     Experienced (Non-Manager) We will train you for leadership
Experience Required:     2+ to 5 Years
Education Required:     High School or equivalent
Job Type:     Employee
Job Status:     Full Time

WHAT WE DO:

Here at Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers we remodel bathrooms, kitchens, basements, any room. Finish basements. Trick out garages. Build out-buildings and decks. Fencing. Install wood: hardwood, engineered, cork, laminate, etc. on floors and walls. Install tile: ceramic, porcelain, travertine, clay, marble, granite, stone, glass, steel, any type of tile on floors, walls, showers, interior and exterior. Install luxury vinyl tile, vinyl composite tile, rubber, and more. We are based out of New Albany Indiana and service Southern Indiana, Louisville Kentucky and surrounding areas. Since 1990.

SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS:

Dependable transportation (your own vehicle preferably so as not to be dependent on someone else), valid drivers license. A phone. Desire to better your self. Team player but able to work solo as needs arise. Attention to detail. Visually able to plan ahead. Decision making. Job knowledge. Quality work. Productive. Results driven. Power tools. Dependable!

TYPICAL WORK WEEK:

Monday thru Friday 7:30 AM to 5:30 / 6:00 PM. (8 to 10 hour days). On occasion a Saturday 4 to 8 hours. Night work on very, very rare occasion. 30 to 45 minute lunch. Pay day on Wednesday following the previous week worked.

BENEFITS:

Only vacation at this time. We are currently looking into health insurance providers.

NOTE:

We are serious about building business. Though not difficult to work with. Don’t ever lie to us or steal from us or our clients. We’re adults looking for same, as such if you have a beef, speak up. We’re a team and teams work through things together.

APPLY:

Please fill out this short form and someone will contact you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tile Trends

Tile Trends

Tile walls and floors in your home may come in a variety of styles, colors and shapes. You have seen interesting shapes and colors before, but you may not be aware of the many styles you can choose from. This article explains all the styles you may use, and each style you choose will help enhance your kitchen or bathroom. Consider which style will look best, and consider blending styles in your home to create a unique look all your own.

Wood and Stone

Wood and stone tiles in your home allow you to create the appearance of a cabin or stone edifice without the massive expense associated with wood or stone craftsmanship. You may purchase the tiles in a number of colors, and you can cover a wall with these tiles to create a brand new finish.

Cotton and Fabric Tiles

Cotton and fabric tiles have the texture of a piece of fabric that will make your room look completely different from the norm. The texture of these tiles helps you create a softer look in the room. You can brush your hand across these tiles to enjoy the texture, and your guests may wonder how you got fabric on the walls.

Marble and Cut Stone

Faux marble tiles look amazing in all homes, and adding marble tiles to a room will make the space look much more expensive than it actually is. Marble slabs you purchase for home is very expensive, but marble tiles are not and help you make the room look more imposing. Cut stone tiles can be honed in any finish you like, and you will find several different finishes to choose from. There are smooth stones, stones cut in shapes and faceting that you would appreciate on a diamond ring. The three-dimensional style you get will make the walls or floors more dynamic in every room.

Handcrafted Designs

Handcrafted and engineered tiles, like shown in the picture above, will carry any design you like. You may have pictures printed on your tiles, or the tiles will carry a specific design you choose when making your purchase. The tiles can be cut in any way you like, or an artist can paint the tiles with a new design. You may send in portraits that will help the artist create your new tiles, and every tile in the room can have a different picture. Total customization is possible when you order handcrafted tiles.

Moroccan, African And International Designs

You may choose tiles that look as if they belong in a home in the north of Africa, by the waters of Southeast Asia or the steppes of Central Asia. Each tile carries different colors that you would find in different countries around the world. You may purchase tiles that will make a room look like it belongs in a different part of the world, and each new tile set will help you change the style of your home. Outfit one room as if it belongs in Morocco, and another as if it were a hut in the desert. You’re only limited by your imagination.

You may design different rooms in your home using different tiles, and each trending tile above will help make your home look amazing. There are several textures to choose from, and each texture brings a different feeling into your home. Be as creative as you like when you purchase new tiles for your home, and your family can make upgrades that increase the value and style of your home immensely. And if you need some assistance, please, contact us here at Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers or call (812) 944-6383.

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