Common Cents Remodeling, LLC

4.76 |7 Verified Ratings
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Common Cents Remodeling, LLC

4.76 | 7 Verified Ratings
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1936 Electric Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98229
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Common Cents Remodeling, LLC

My Story

Common Cents remodeling is a small business located in the beautiful town of Bellingham, WA. Common Cents has been in town serving the community for over 15 years. Common Cents owner Ben Millar is a Washington native and attended WWU. Initially, it started as a college kid opening a painting company, but due to honest, reliable hard work, Common Cents blossomed from a way to make beer money to a stable income to foster a growing family life. Common Cents has taken on new strides to improve itself by becoming a general contractor in 2010 and taking on more technical projects to diversify its professional profile. There is not much Common Cents can not do! Heck, Ben is even becoming a realtor! Ben prides him self on the common sense principles of: being honest and open with his prospective and current customers, being an effective communicator with his clients and providing free estimates for any of your home improvement needs.  


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Service Area

  • Bellingham

Services Offered

Additions & Remodeling
Garage & Garage Doors

Areas of Expertise

  • Painting
  • Remodeling
  • Planning
  • Consulting
  • Fair Estimates

Product Brands Used

  • American Standard
  • Blanco
  • Cuisinart
  • Danze, Inc.
  • Delta - Cosella-D�rken Products, Inc.
  • Elkay
  • Grohe
  • Insinkerator
  • Moen
  • Price Pfister
  • CertainTeed Corporation
  • Timber Tech
  • Trex
  • Fiberon
  • CertainTeed
  • James Hardie
  • LP
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Quick Facts

Business Hours
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  • Free Estimates


In Business Since: 2001
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Whatcom Country Realtors Association
State Licensing
Trade: General Contractor
License #: COMMOCR904NZ
Expiration: 09-13-2020
Green Certifications
  • Lead Certified
Type: General Liability
Amount: $0
Expiration: 08-03-2020
Type: Bonding
Amount: $0
Expiration: 08-03-2020
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

Chairman - Community Development Advisory Board (City of Bellingham)

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because I needed money to put myself through college at WWU and have been at it ever since. The lessons I have learned through the years in business far outweigh any formal education and the result has been virtually zero complaints in the last ten years... yes I made some mistakes in the first five. Haha. At any rate, I am extremely easy to work with, I am fair, and I do every thing I can to make every job not only complete but finished to each individual customers satisfaction. Large or small project, you wont be disappointed if you hire me. I have been in business for over 15 years now and am still enjoying meeting and doing business with members of my community..

We started in this industry in 2002.

We describe our business as Well established


Common Cents Remodeling, LLC

My Work
2 Projects
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I selected Common Cents Remodeling after interviewing 6 contractors to complete a full house remodeling project on my home. I inspected some of Ben Millar's previous work and was quite satisfied with the fit and finish. Ben provided a reasonable bid for the work and managed the insurance reconstruction and owner upgrades very competently. He was easy to work with and provided many helpful suggestions. He managed subcontractors and county inspections without problems. His communication was excellent and provided many in progress photos, which helped immensely since I was out of state throughout the reconstruction. The few add-ons were reasonably priced. After listing the house, I received several over asking price bids and sold in 3 days. Highly recommend.
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Ben, is a great guy to work with.

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Very helpful with my small project considering most contractors all have big jobs and don't have time for small jobs

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4.5   |  
Ben is knowledgeable in more the just siding and can do almost all aspects of a remodel with just his company, don't have to hire a bunch of contractors

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Ben is so attentive and open and willing to make changes along the way and I liove that ! He is reliable and very good at what he does!

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I am very pleased with the repair of my fence and deck. Ben and his helper were very helpful in keeping me informed. It took a little longer because of the weather but that was alright with me. The only negative I have is a bit of clean up , like putting my water hoses back on the hose holders. It's a small thing but...important to me. Other than that I am 100% satisfied. :)
Response by Common Cents Remodeling, LLC: Thank your for the positive review June! I will be sure to take an extra walk around the next time to be sure everything is back in place. Look forward to doing business with you in the future.

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