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Located in Freedom, IN and serving the surrounding areas including Bloomington, Martinsville, Spencer, Worthington, Cloverdale & Bloomfield.

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My name is Peter Bales and, among other things, I’m a contractor living in Freedom, Indiana.  I started the business in Nashville, TN in 2008 and moved to a farm outside of Bloomington, IN in 2012.

Bathroom remodeling and tile showers are my specialty.  I exclusively use the Kerdi waterproofing system from Schluter Systems to make sure your shower is waterproof all the way to the shower head!

I get to work with some amazing people to help their dream project become a reality.  If you have a project in mind, please give me a call or email and we can chat about it.



Trainings and Awards


Best of Houzz- Satisfaction
Best of Houzz- Design
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Best of HOUZZ- Satisfaction
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Schluter Systems Innovation Workshop
Indianapolis, IN (Training focused on Kerdi shower waterproofing and Ditra uncoupling membranes.)


“From the initial contact to the last day of the almost month-long job Peter Bales has been a joy to work with in every way. His communication, patience/flexibility, attention to every detail, advice, ideas and overall professionalism are outstanding. He is not the typical contractor that is anxious to move on to the next job or sends an employee to do the work that only cares so much about the finished product. I’m anxious to work with him again and I encourage anyone considering using his skills to ask Peter for my phone number to talk to me personally.” -Derek R, Bloomfield, IN



“Peter Bales did a complete bathroom remodel for us this spring.  He completely gutted our old bathroom and managed to double the floor space for us by reconfiguring the floorplan of the area outside of the bathroom.  The old bathroom was incredibly tiny, dingy, and outdated.  He put in a beautiful tile shower, new lighting, new exhaust, a new vanity and cabinet, floor tile, painted, even installed the towel bars and hooks for us!

Peter made the entire process very painless!  He was very helpful and patient as this was our first bathroom remodel.  He met with us initially to come up with a proposal.  He then met with us two more times as we changed our minds and had more questions for him!  He never made us feel like we were being silly or wasting his time.  He helped us decide where it made the most sense to spend our money and was very practical with things.  I never felt like he was trying to get me to spend more or stretch our budget to the limits.  One example was when we talked about shower doors.  When I mentioned our hard water, he agreed that not installing a glass door made sense as it would be very hard to keep clean.  Since he knew were going to do a curtain instead, he made sure to do a tile design in the shower that had the accent stripe high enough to be seen above the curtain.  Little things like that were nice for us – he knew what he was doing and knew what made sense – lots of things that I never would have thought about!   Emails were always answered promptly, too.  When he got started, he kept his materials neat and organized at the end of each day.  He often gave us emailed updates as we were not usually able to be home before he left for the evening.  He finished everything on time and on budget.  Peter is a very polite and honest person and we felt very comfortable with him working in our home.  I would highly recommend him!” -Sarah L, Spencer, IN


“We were new to the area and needed to find a good tile mason to help us upgrade a master bath and kitchen. The contractor we hired to gut the bathroom and install the cabinets recommended Peter Bales. Peter responded to our call, came for a visit and was hired for the job(s).

We soon discovered that he is much more than tile mason. Before we had opportunity to see his work as such, we got to witness his prowess as carpenter, plumber and electrician. He built the shower, installed the automatic exhaust fan, switches and necessary wiring, made the plumbing changes required, reinforced a wall for the heavy glass shower door and replaced and finished the drywall as well as doing all the tile work. We were beginning to wonder, and still do, if there isn’t anything he CAN’T do. And do well! He did all this on time, within budget and without complaint. He did more than the original plan called for in stride with a smile on his face.

Over the years we’ve had lots of experiences with contractors but, we must say, none so pleasurable and impressive as this one. He is a fine man who does excellent work. We couldn’t have asked for, expected or received more. We would hire him again in a heartbeat.” -Ron & Evelyn W, Brazil, IN


“Peter remodeled our front bathroom and did a wonderful job.  He was very helpful in assisting us in making decisions about tile choices and related details.  He was very prompt and professional throughout the whole process as well and was also great when it came to clean up during and after the job was completed (and getting rid of the old materials and fixtures).  We would use him again and strongly recommend his services.” -Craig & Lisa C, Spencer, IN. 


“We were very pleased with Peter’s work from the point of contacting him through completion. He was very friendly, professional, and easy to talk to, providing advice on what he had done before on previous projects while also making sure to ask what our purposes would be for the space and meeting our wants and needs. He was gracious in talking through all of the options and possibilties and flexible to make sure we got something we’d be happy with – and we are!. He stayed true to his estimate and time frame, and did a beautiful job. Highly recommend!” -Stephanie D, Bloomington, IN

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