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Has anyone used Ray Cawthorn as a local builder?

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In the process of interviewing potential builders for a new house.  I've talked with Mr. Cawthorn and now would like to find some others who have used him for a remodel, an addition, built a new home, etc. to get their comments on the experience in general, the workmanship, timeliness, cost, etc.  You can post her, or send me a PM.  Thanks.

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Do you mean Ray Hawthorne?

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There easily could have been a misunderstanding with the name ...  I understood it to be Cawthorne, but I'll doublecheck and assume for now it may be Hawthorne.  This guy rides motorcycles when he's not building ..  that should narrow it down a bit.  He's from the US.  I'd appreciate any info ... in particular on building expertise and 'end' results.  A character ref is fine ... maybe better as a PM.  This is not intended to share his personal life ...  I'm just trying to get an idea of his building expertise.  Thanks.

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Ray is a great guy and has done some outstanding renos - never heard a complaint - aleays high praise for his work and his work ethic.    My opinion - you’d be lucky to get him as he is in high demand, always busy and popular 

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Ray Cawthorne is his correct name.  I haven't had him work for me yet but planning on it soon for roof replacements and pool rehab.  A good friend of mine used him for a major renovation and the worked appeared quite excellent.  After a year, my friend is very pleased.  I watched the work in progress and complete and I was very impressed with it and I am very picky about this sort of thing.

That's second hand information but maybe it will help.

 

  

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thanks to the couple of people who provided input regarding the 'work' experience and quality.  That's what I was after and would welcome more, especially for those who have used him to build a new house.  He indicated he's built a dozen or more new homes lakeside besides his experience NOB.

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I have had him do several jobs and all done well. I don't even get a bid. Just let him do it and it is ok.

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Does anyone have the contact information for this Ray?

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Thanks. I had problems with the paint on my pool deck. I had it painted 5 times with different workers but it still kept peeling off. Wrong products. Ray knew right away what product to use and his workers did a good job. It is standing up perfectly..  

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I had him do a small amount of work for me, as a try-out. The quality was lacking in mamy areas, and Impolitely asked him to fix those matters. He told started i to a long story about how lots of his works live in houses with dirt floors, etc, and then told me I was "picky" (which is really offensive to ANY woman). And he never returned to fix the mistakes. 

A mutual friend told me that Ray is worn out and wants to quit, he is 72. I wish he had been honest with me up front, because after that, I had pay to have the work done all over again. AND look for another contractor. Wasted lots of time and effort.  

 

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I am using Ray for a new 1200 sq ft garage with a 2 bedroom 1 bath casita above. His work ethic and dedication are second to none. I would use him again in a heartbeat!!!

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On 12/29/2017 at 6:13 AM, JustCurious said:

thanks to the couple of people who provided input regarding the 'work' experience and quality.  That's what I was after and would welcome more, especially for those who have used him to build a new house.  He indicated he's built a dozen or more new homes lakeside besides his experience NOB.

He is fabulous!  Wouldn't hesitate for a moment to hire him!

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Has anyone had him repair salitre damage?

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