I am not sure yet whether or not I want to convert the carport to a garage. I'd like to get informed about basic issues like the typical costs to build a garage from out of a carport, plus to view some before and after pictures of carport conversions.
I do plan to enclose my carport. However, I have at least one specific question already in mind, like about building permits, financing, property insurance, or smoke detectors. (Or, what I would really like is to get a precise bid on what it would cost to add or remove a particular feature from my plans for a new garage, such as a side entry door, a garage door with windows across the top, an extra-high roof, or any other features of the interior or exterior).
I'm already finished with the basic feasibility planning and I am almost ready to go. Basically, I just need to select which contractor I will hire for the conversion of the carport in to a garage. Take me directly to where I can contact an estimator as well as review audio testimonials, written testimonials, and before and after pictures of carport-to-garage conversions
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Hire the affordable pros recommended by your neighbors in Phoenix
When you want a contractor to enclose your carport in Phoenix, what is most important to you (so that you will be happy with your choice)? On this page, you can listen to audio testimonials from 3 different people who all gave different details about why they recommend our Arizona-licensed contractor for converting your carport. (They all mentioned the low prices.)
In the first review below, you can hear Kelly say that a low price was an important issue for her (in part, because she was doing several renovations and wanted to complete all the remodeling within her target budget. After seeing the quality of work from our carport conversion contractor, she then hired him to manage all of her renovations).
In the next review down this page (near the stack of two before and after pictures), Ruth (a senior citizen in Sun City) was not targeting the absolutely lowest price. She says that she actually had spoken with someone who was willing to enclose her carport for even less money than our contractor (but that other person would not be building up to code or under a permit). For her, issues that were more important than lowest costs were honesty, quality of work, and keeping her property clean (cleaning up the sawdust and unused materials, etc after every single day of renovations). She says that she is "really proud" and that her neighbors were very impressed!
Finally, at the bottom of this page (in the grey section), Steve talks about how it was not just 'the right price," but also that our contractor was listening to what he really wanted. Specifically, he wanted to spread out the construction steps (and the spending) over a longer period of time. That meant that he would have a working garage quickly, but still had a 6-month window to get everything done legally (between the approval of the building permit and the final inspection of the renovations).
Transcript of review of carport conversion (in to a garage) near Phoenix:
Listen to audio excerpts of Kelly's customer satisfaction interview. Part 1 (of 2) is 40 seconds long.
Q: If you were talking to somebody in Phoenix who was planning to enclose a carport to convert it to a garage, what are a few things that you would say about John?
A: As far as professionalism, he's very professional. He definitely came in the cheapest.
Q: ...What was important to you that led to you hiring him? So, is there anything else?
A: Yeah, he seemed personable.
Q: So, there were other contractors that you considered apparently [according to the case notes]. The next question is why did you hire him instead? So, the price was the main factor?
Q: Ok, how likely is it that, if somebody in Phoenix needed a carport conversion (that you knew), you would recommend John to them?
A: Very likely
Part 2 (of 2) is 37 seconds long.
Q: Exactly what work did he do for you, like the size of the carport, etc?
A: He was able to cover a couple of other things as well. He was able to enclose... the back porch and some other things. So, it was part of a bigger picture.
Q: Ok, so he enclosed the back porch plus enclosed the carport?
Q: Alright, so did he do the carport conversion first and then you hired him for everything else. Or, how did that go?
A: Yeah.... John did like a $35,000 renovation finally.
Q: Ok, well, Kelly, thanks for your time. That was all the questions I had.
A: Awesome, thank you very much!
Summary of another 5-star review for enclosing a carport NW of Phoenix:
"You have to understand... they're constantly telling us seniors [in Arizona] to be worried about scammers.... But... He just did a fabulous job... and the best part for me was... I think he's pretty damned ethical. I liked that about him. He did a great job and I'm really proud of it. I really was impressed.... He cleans up afterwards, which is a big thing for me. He didn't leave my property a mess.... You can give somebody my telephone number. If they want to call and talk to me, they can. I am just his number one fan at this point!"
Listen to actual audio excerpts of Ruth's customer satisfaction interview by pressing the triangle here >> << (& her voice will start in 2 seconds).
Transcript of review of carport conversion (in to a garage) near Phoenix AZ:
"Well, let's put it this way: I was jumping up and down in the driveway tonight... I was so tickled! He just did a fabulous job, and the best part for me was... I think he's pretty damned ethical - and I liked - I liked that about him - He also has a great sense of humor....
You know he just... He knew what he was doing and he was always, always very pleasant... and I got to tease him, which I like to do.
That is the most even-keeled, hard-working individual that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He works like he's 20. He did a great job... and I'm really proud of it. I really was impressed.
You can give somebody my telephone number. If they want to call and talk to me, they can call and talk to me. I am just his number one fan at this point.
The importance of hiring only a reliable, honest contractor in Phoenix
You have to understand it's hard to find somebody [where I live in Arizona] that will come in and say "I'll be here" and they actually show up. You have to be careful. They're constantly telling us seniors to be worried about scammers.
The gal next door [who had recently invested 80 thousand dollars in to renovations to her home], she came over here and said does "he do renovations in the house" [inside] and I said "yeah I'm talking to him about a kitchen renovation." She said "I wish I had known about him" (cause she got cheated.... Oh, she just took a beating.)
Ruth got other estimates for the remodeling, including cheaper ones. She still picked John.
I had... I had an estimate of $7500, and I had an estimate of 38 [hundred], but that was not a permitted build. And, they wanted to sneak in on a Friday afternoon and be gone by Sunday (before anybody knew they did it). And I thought, "I'm not going to do this build in the dark, you idiot!" I felt like I was a crook just after... dirty, just after I talked to him [another contractor].
John cleaned up after each day of remodeling, plus was courteous & precise
He did the the job in 3 or 4 days. His estimates came in right on. He cleans up afterwards, which was a big thing for me. They, he didn't leave my property a mess. So, when he left, they cleaned up.
He was going to be late one day and he called and let me know. I just think there's all those things you can say --- His standard of work is very good!
Your neighbors in Phoenix will be impressed, too!
Well, you know, my neighbors and people in the neighborhood, they all came over. I mean it's like seniors I guess don't have anything else to do, so they watch what the neighbors are doing. But they all came over and the guy next door, he's a pastor, a minister, he said "I am impressed!"
It's a beautiful door. it's a steel insulated door, it's beautiful!
And, the guy across the street said "hell, I left this morning to go golfing. Then I came home and you got a garage door [already]!"
Ruth invites you to contact her to tell you about why she recommends this remodeling contractor in Phoenix
You can give somebody my telephone number. If they want to call and talk to me, they can call and talk to me. I am just his number one fan at this point.
If you want to speak with Ruth, let us know by calling us or reaching us through our contact form.
Why do we have such great reviews for carport conversions in Phoenix?
First, our carport conversion supervisor began as a specialist in the field of garage door installation. When converting your carport to a garage, wouldn't you value using an expert with extensive experience installing a variety of garage doors and openers? That is the most specialized task in the entire conversion. Only if the garage door is properly installed, aligned, and balanced, then you will be happy.
BELOW IS A QUICK SAMPLE OF EVEN MORE TESTIMONIALS THAT
OUR HAPPY CUSTOMERS IN ARIZONA HAVE GIVEN US LATELY.
In a day and time where customer service can be a secondary and lacking skillset ... this company far exceeds the other competitors that I spoke to in their field. Hire with confidence. The work was done on time, on budget and with appreciation.
Ann O. in Phoenix, AZ
Was prompt and got the job done quickly. Professional. Best prices.
Ron S. in Chandler, AZ
The best service ever! Called me back immediately. Was on time and did a great job with no hidden prices. I would HIGHLY recommend!!!
Cindy L. in Chandler, AZ
Performed well and for a lower price than the other companies I called. Completed the work quickly, which was very important to me.
Samantha O. in Phoenix, AZ
Very helpful and friendly. We were thankful to get prompt help for such a reasonable price.
Gene W. in Chandler, AZ
He worked efficiently and was professional. Don't try to do it yourself. High quality all around. Thoroughly satisfied customer!
David D. in Peoria, AZ
This company is the best for the job! I highly recommend that you hire them.
Annie B. in Chandler, AZ
The garage door technician was very professional. He answered any questions I asked about operating the new garage door. Very responsive and very knowledgable.
Frank P. In Chandler, AZ
Great service from a family-owned business. I highly recommend them.
Gabriel B. in Scottsdale, AZ
The work was excellent, their staff was pleasant and courteous and I would absolutely recommend them. Hands down they are the BEST!
Dana W. in Laveen, AZ
Service was excellent and upfront. Would recommend to anyone. Very Honest.
Frank P. in Chandler, AZ
I think they are a small family company, but they are professional and nice (definitely not amateurs). I recommend them!
Ian B. in Phoenix, AZ
As a longer example of a carport conversion testimonial, below is a recommendation (from Dave H. in Cave Creek, AZ) that was submitted in 2011 through one of the most trusted testimonial websites on the internet.
Comments on the quality of the carport conversion project:
The job went perfect. The next day after I called to schedule, the conversion work was started. They showed up on time (all the way out to me way north of Phoenix) and got the job done in the time John said it would take. It really could not have gone any better. Plus, calling me the day after to check on my satisfaction was really appreciated.
Detail of the carport conversion project near Phoenix AZ:
Obviously, we needed someone to convert our carport in to an enclosed garage. After talking with John briefly on the phone and scheduling for him to come all the way out to us north of Phoenix to take a look, he inspected the existing carport. The first thing he showed me was a termite-infested beam in the ceiling of the carport. Although that was unexpected, I'm glad he found it. He explained everything that needed to be done and why.
Once they started the work, they carefully removed that weak beam, then even showed me the termites, and put in a new beam. Before long, they had finished framing out the front of the carport to accommodate a standard-sized garage door. Finally, they installed the new garage door and the garage door opener, plus programmed the keypad and 3 remotes. We can even open the garage door using our phones!
Last, one more thing that I thought really set this company apart in a good way was that John called me the next day just to make sure everything was up to my liking. In fact, I had one very small issue that was a concern to me. So, he immediately came back out that day and cleared up everything for me. By the time I knew exactly how to use the features of the keypad that were of interest to me, including the " vacation " setting to lock the garage door closed while we take long trips in the summer, I was so grateful to have used this company. Thanks, John: you did a great job!
Below are segments of our latest audio testimonial. A homeowner west of Phoenix contacted us when he was planning to convert his carport to a garage.
Above are pictures before, during, and after the carport was converted in to an enclosed garage west of Phoenix. This carport-to-garage conversion was a pretty standard one (including the building of a single side wall plus framing off the front for the garage door). To learn more details about this project, plus why the homeowner is now so eager to recommend our garage builders, keep scrolling down.
Why convert a carport to a garage?
Q: What led you to contact us?
A: I'd been wanting a garage for well... for ever. I've got an old classic car and I've only had a carport. So I figured it would be time to get the garage fitted.
I just kind of googled "carport conversion in to garages" (on google) "in Phoenix" and you guys came up. So I gave you guys a call and the price was right, so that's why I gave you guys a call [another call] to get it done!
Converting a carport to a garage for added security
When he had first called us, he told us right away that he wanted the added security of a garage so that he could safely store his classic car (as well as his work truck). So, as he was thinking about how he could spend his tax refund in early 2017, he started to investigate the costs of enclosing his carport in to a garage.
If I recall correctly, he was hoping that the total costs would be small enough for him to pay for it all with his tax refund. However, he was a bit disappointed when he found out that his tax refund was not going to be as much as he hoped. Still, he really wanted a garage, plus, to keep costs down, he was willing to do some of the simplest parts of the renovation himself (such as painting the newly constructed garage to match the existing walls).
The week before the superbowl is when his story took a very unusual twist. One winter morning, he walked outside to get in his truck and drive to work (just like any other day). However, this day would not begin as smoothly as he expected....
(The short version of the story is just below. Or, you can hear him tell the whole two-minute version of the story by playing this audio: ).
Basically, his work truck was not where had had parked it. He called the police plus his boss (who told the auto insurance company) to report it as stolen. Quickly, there was new urgency for finding someone to enclose the carport at a price he could afford! He says he considers his neighborhood to be safe, but he definitely did not want his own classic car stolen. That would be much more heart-breaking than the work truck (that belongs to his employer) getting stolen. His motivation surged and he starting looking for a contractor in Phoenix to enclose the carport.
Why did he select our carport conversion contractors?
Q: One of the big factors in selecting to work with us was the price, obviously?
Q: Am I right that you contacted some other contractors about providing a conversion for you?
A: Yes, yes I did.
Q: ...Would you say a little bit about why you did not choose them?
A: The price wasn't right. They didn't seem... they didn't sound very professional. They were charging too much money and were very very pushy to get the job done when I hadn't made my mind up yet or not. So that's why I chose you guys over them.
Would he recommend our carport conversion contractors in Phoenix to you?
Q: If you knew somebody - anywhere in Phoenix, Peoria, or wherever it may be - If you knew somebody who was interested in enclosing their carport into a garage, how likely is it that you would recommend John?
A: 100 percent absolutely. I even told him I'd recommended him... for sure.
They did a incredibly good job... extremely fast. Some... They're very very cool people.
They did a great job. I was really impressed.
Before & after photos of another carport-to-garage conversion in Phoenix:
This carport was also converted to
this garage (for a real estate investor to flip the home):