Frequently Asked Questions


Are you Licensed and Insured?

Steve Spratt Improvements is licensed in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline Counties, and has a Class A contractor’s license for the State of Virginia. We have Workman’s Compensation and Liability Insurance for all our jobs. (Certificate of insurance available upon request.)

How long have you been in business?

Steve Spratt started his remodeling company in 1978.

What type of warranty do you offer?

We offer an industry outstanding 3-year warranty on labor, plus the manufacturer’s warranty on the various products we use on your job.

Do I need plans to start a project?

Plans are needed to complete most projects and we can help with plans if you do not already have them.

Can I buy some materials myself?

We sometimes install owner-supplied material, but cannot guarantee it.

What type of projects do you do?

Steve Spratt Improvements performs a wide range of remodeling, from Handyman repairs to kitchen & bath remodels, porch enclosures and large 2-story additions.

How do I schedule a consultation?

Call Steve Spratt Improvements at 540-371-0512, between 7am and 4:30pm to reach a live person, not an answering machine. You can leave a message on the answering machine after hours.

Do you charge for consultations?

The initial visit and/or ballpark estimate is free.

How has the recession affected your business?

Like most businesses, we were slow from last fall through spring, but have picked up since summer and are optimistic about the future.

What are your rates?

For our carpenters, we charge $65.00/hour, but usually give a fixed price contract rather than time and material.

How do you handle changes?

We start with a detailed estimate covering everything we can think of. However, when selections are made after the contract is signed, the client changes their mind, or unforeseen problems arise, the new scope of work is described in a written change order, signed by the client before the extra work is done.