3rd Generation Design & Construction, LLC

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215-605-7961

6018 Nassau Road
Philadelphia, PA 19151
 
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3rd Generation Design & Construction, LLC


At 3rd Generation Design & Construction, LLC, customer satisfaction is our #1 priority! From start to finish we arrive on time and finish the job on time. We are here to give your home a fresh beautiful new look. We are family owned and locally operated. From a new door to a major renovation, you will love our quality craftsmanship and friendly customer service. Call us today for your free estimate!

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Service Area

  • Philadelphia
  • Wayne
  • Norristown
  • Harleysville
  • North Wales
  • Chester
  • Springfield
  • Media
  • Blue Bell
  • Conshohocken
  • Spring House
  • Glenside
  • Elkins Park
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Fort Washington
  • Collegeville
  • Pottstown
  • Clifton Heights
  • Lansdowne
  • Upper Darby
  • Audubon
  • Ambler
  • Plymouth Meeting
  • Montgomeryville
  • Ardmore
  • Drexel Hill
  • Willow Grove
  • Essington
  • Bala Cynwyd
  • Flourtown
  • Gladwyne
  • Chadds Ford
  • Eagleville
  • Merion Station
  • Cheltenham
  • Broomall
  • Aston
  • Worcester
  • Schwenksville
  • Colmar
  • Narberth
  • Wynnewood
  • Wyncote
  • See All >

Services Offered

Additions & Remodeling
  • Basement Remodel
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Build an Addition
  • Major Renovation - Multiple Rooms
Brick & Stone
  • Brick, Stone or Block Wall Install
  • Brick, Stone or Block Wall Repair
  • Brick or Stone Siding Install
Concrete
  • Concrete Driveways & Floors - Install
  • Concrete Flatwork Repair
  • Poured Concrete Wall Install
  • Poured Concrete Wall Repair
  • Retaining Wall Install
  • Concrete Patios, Walks & Steps Install
Decks
  • Deck or Porch Build or Replace
Designers & Decorators
  • Building Designer
Doors
  • Interior Door Install
  • Exterior Doors Install
Flooring & Carpet
Foundations
  • Concrete Foundation Install
  • Concrete Foundation Repair
  • Concrete Foundation Raise
Garage & Garage Doors
  • Concrete Floor Coating - Apply
  • Build Garage
Painting
  • Paint or Stain Small Projects
Siding
  • Traditional Stucco Siding Install
  • Vinyl Siding Install
  • Synthetic Stucco Siding Install
  • Exterior Trim Install
Tile
Windows

Areas of Expertise

  • Addition to Existing Structure - Design/Build
  • Major Renovation - Multiple Rooms
  • New Windows - Multiple
  • Deck or Porch - Build, Replace or Repair
  • Kitchen and Bath Remodel

Product Brands Used

  • American Standard
  • Broan NuTone Group
  • Delta - Cosella-D�rken Products, Inc.
  • Elkay
  • Gerber Plumbing Fixtures Corporation
  • Grohe
  • Insinkerator
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kohler
  • Moen
  • Price Pfister
  • Toto
  • CertainTeed Corporation
  • GAF
  • Moisture Shield Composite Decking
  • Tamko Building Products
  • Timber Tech
  • Trex
  • U.S. Fence
  • Andersen Windows
  • Jeld Wen Windows and Doors
  • Pella Corporation
  • Therma Tru Doors
  • Hunter Douglas
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Quick Facts

Business Hours
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  • Small Jobs Welcome
  • Free Estimates
  • Warranty Description: 5 year Written Warranty
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Credentials

In Business Since: 2013
Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Institute of Constructors (AIC)
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Construction Innovation Forum (CIF)
  • Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
State Licensing
Trade: Home Improvement Contractor
License #: PA106548
Expiration: 03-01-2018
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Business Overview

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because quite simply we fill the need for the integrity & quality workmanship in this industry.. .

We started in this industry in 1977.

We describe our business as Multi-generational

 

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This was a big job, probably too big of a job for Melvin and his crew since they couldn't or wouldn't finish it. Not only did he not finish the job, but his crew caused a lot of damage to our home.They destroyed our dishwasher but gave us a (less than replacement cost) credit for it. They dented our refrigerator, dented our back door, stained our rugs, damaged our hard wood floor, chipped our counter top and left our backyard a mess with paint and concrete all over the patio and splatter on the siding. They punched a hole in our bedroom wall (which they repaired) they cracked a wall in our hallway (which they repaired).They even damaged our neighbors' backyard after the neighbors graciously let us use it to do work on our shared wall. We entrusted Melvin with a key to our home. He made copies and handed them out to multiple employees without telling us. When the dishwasher was replaced it took his crew three visits PLUS a call to our own plumber to get the dishwasher installed and running. The main job was to add a powder room to the first floor which included the installation of a Skylight. The skylight leaked during a heavy rain and caused significant damage to the newly painted room. They tried to repair and repaint it, but did a terrible job. When we insisted they try again, he refused. Working with Melvin has been very stressful. He has a tendency to be extremely defensive, argumentative, unorganized and untimely. Towards the end of the project he tried to extort the remainder of the retainage from us by telling us he would not finish the punchlist work until retainage was released. Retainage isn’t released until the work is 100% complete per HIS OWN contract. When we made that very clear to him, we never heard from him again and he walked away the job without finishing and without his final retainage payment. We were forced to hire another contractor to finish the job. Also, the job was supposed to be done in 8 weeks. Yes, there were some additions which extended the length of the project. But, they took a total of 23 weeks AND it's still not done. Beware!! UPDATED: 9/21/2017 This is the exact response that I would expect from Melvin. He would say anything to point the blame away from himself, which I have noticed, is very typical of him. We refused to make final payment until all of the work was 100% complete, per his contract terms. If anyone should “honor the payment terms of the contract” it should most definitely be the person who produced the contract in the first place. He refused to complete contract work and wanted us to pay him 100% before the job was complete? Does that sound like something an upstanding professional would do? This project started in June, 2016. It carried over to a year later because of zoning permit issues. I have the text from him that I will quote from 11/18/16 "At this point I wouldn't be able to start your project for at least 2 weeks. If you want to wait till the spring to start I'm completely on board with that", to which we agreed. Wish I could upload the screen shot of that text message to prove that it wasn't "my insistence" that caused the job to move into the following year. Also, we never loved his work, we loved the project, which we designed. We certainly didn't love his execution of it. That said, we do believe that Melvin and company could properly execute a much smaller job. There are things that they did that we are happy with. But to quote the contractor who we have finishing his project, "He's just not a finisher". And finally, he is 100% correct about one thing, he will never work for this woman or her husband again, because fool us once, shame on you.
Response by 3rd Generation Design & Construction, LLC: This project resulted in a beautiful new Powder room addition, which the client loved, up until it was time to pay the final invoice. When she began producing multiple punch lists containing items that had been resolved weeks prior, I knew she was just trying to get out of paying the full amount of the final bill. We did a great job as the photos on my website will prove. There are always punch list items at the end of almost every project. We have no problem addressing any completion items, but you have to honor the payment terms of the contract. Also, she forgot to mention that it was at her insistence that we shut the job down for the winter. I would never work for this woman again.

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Review by in Philadelphia, PA
Very capable contractors with a lot of knowledge. I would like to use them again. The scheduling and timeline was a disaster in my opinion. There were some mistakes made but the willingness to correct them is there. My advice is use 3rd generation but be very clear about the anticipated timeline.

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4.5   |  
Review by in Philadelphia, PA
Work was competent and confident. I realized I wanted more/different features along the way, and Contractor was abel to refine his work as we went. My only concern, regarding value for the money, is that the Contractor was using an assistant that they were visibly frustrated with, who obviously slowed them down (they even mentioned it), and this undermines their cost/time advantage.

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A little high as for the price.

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Project: Remodel a Kitchen
They were on time, very personable and cleaned up after themselves. The project was completed as scheduled.
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Project: Remodel a Kitchen
They do excellent work. Quality work and he is running a good company.
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Project: Remodel a Kitchen
I was very pleased. They came, got it done and did not linger.
4.5   |  
Project: Install Drywall
I would use them again. They did good work. They were able for remove some cracked tiles and replaced them and did a really good job.
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