Michaelis Helps a Client See the Bigger Picture

When she purchased a 1920s house in downtown Pendleton, Lisa K. Haller knew she would need to address some issues before listing it as a rental property. "There was basically standing water in the basement when I bought it," she said, "and I could smell dampness throughout the house." Initially, Lisa called another company for a quote to waterproof...
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Katrina Wright

 It was a Friday leading up to Easter in 2019, and Katrina Wright was entertaining friends for a Lenten supper. "I had been having a glass of wine upstairs with a girlfriend in a sitting area, and we went downstairs to eat with the men," she recalls. "I went back upstairs to grab the wine bottle and the room was on fire – it was smoldering. I ...
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When Water Damage Strikes, Michaelis Springs Into Action

 When Water Damage Strikes, Michaelis Springs Into Action Indianapolis resident Jennifer and many of her neighbors have long trusted Michaelis with their construction, renovation and restoration needs. So when Jennifer's home sustained water damage, she knew just who to call. "They were the first company that came to mind," she said. Jennifer'...
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Michaelis Provides Support and Peace of Mind After Kitchen Fire Damages Beloved 100-Year-Old Home

 "Our family thought that we would make 2020 all the more interesting by having a kitchen fire in the spring," said Michaelis customer Stasia Demos Mills with a laugh. "Thankfully, we were able to extinguish it quickly, and all people and creatures were just fine, but our kitchen definitely was not." While the initial damage from the fire didn...
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Fire Spread Like Dominoes

On a hot summer day in summer 2020, Judith Cebula's neighbor's garage caught fire. The garages in her downtown Indianapolis neighborhood sit behind the homes on an alley, and the fire quickly spread to three neighboring garages, including Judith's."The garage across the alley contained cleaning rags for staining a deck that ignited from the heat. H...
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Providing Support, In More Ways Than One

 "I'm a civil engineer by trade, and I've watched projects all over the United States and most recently over in Europe. There's no question the hardest working crew I've had the pleasure of working with was a crew of about 10 Americans who built a huge storage facility in Romania during the winter. They faced language barriers, tough condition...
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Stepping in to Complete a Job Well Undone

At the start of the COVID-19 shutdown, Cheryl Sturges and her husband had their grown children over for a movie night in their basement. Little did they know it would be the start of a massive headache. "It was nearing time to go to bed, and my daughter's fiancé was walking around in socks and said, 'this is wet'," she recalls. Cheryl traced the wa...
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Knocking Out a Decades-Old Problem

There had been something festering in Steve Hall's 50-year-old Terre Haute home for several years, and he and his wife had finally had enough. "It was a scary problem. Mold would drift up through the side walls into the windows. We would find it in our leather clothing and leather shoes and closets, and this had been going on for years," he says. T...
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Michaelis Gets it Straightened Out

John's 1974 Brownsburg home had developed a problem. "We had bouncy floors," he explains. "You'd walk across the floor and furniture would move." It was an issue John had been trying to fix for a long time, but each time he started to gather quotes, he says he felt like he was getting the run around from every company he contacted. "People would co...
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An Experience Like None Other

"My experience with contractors is that they give you the quote, they make promises that they'll be here on this day and always have a foreman here…and none of that stuff ever happens. There's always overruns and additional costs, and we spend a lot of time cleaning up debris that they say they're going to take care of." That's how Greg Gallaway de...
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