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Tom built a portable deck project for me and my father, and took it upon himself to make every stage, from planning to installation, an absolute perfect example of what good carpentry is! He designed an ingenious hinging system to make the deck easier to move, and even came to my home to help me put it together! I would highly recommend Tom for any carpentry work, as the experience he provided me was professional, and the finished product he delivered was exceptional!
Jose was neat, cleaned up all trash and hauled away and vacuumed up. put a screen door in and made me a gate for my front porch and put wood all around porch to keep my dog in. Gave me all receipts for materials and was great! I would recommend him highly!
Jose and his crew did an awesome job. They transformed our backyard from a dirt patch with a rotted deck to a wonderful paver patio and installed a retaining wall. They always showed up promptly on time and finished quickly which was surprising for a such a big job. We will definitely be in touch for future projects!
Steve proved himself to be an excellent choice for me to have some home improvement work taken care. Within 10 minutes of placing my request on Thumb Tac, I had received a response from Steve with an estimate of how much it would cost to do the work site unseen. Within an hour he was onsite looking over the project; we were able to quickly negotiate a fair price to have the work done with Steve including the demolition and haul-away of a weathered wooden shed and the spa pump, heater, and other items stored within it. My primary request was to have a somewhat large, very weathered wood deck demoed and hauled away to a landfill/dump. Steve turned out to be an easy-going, personable, and exceptionally hard worker very knowledgeable in many areas of home improvement, construction and demolition. He carefully and expertly executed the demolition and haul away of the entire wood deck. – A lot of work. Steve worked his a$$ off to demo the deck and haul it away in an efficient, timely, and proper manner. As a result, I asked Steve to also provide a power wash to my house paying special attention to my very weathered front walkway pavers. Throughout the project Steve followed through on every promise and worked especially hard to bring out the best with the power washing of the pavers providing an exceptionally noticeable improvement after removing a lot of baked in dirt, grime, and fungus. There were a couple of times when Steve could not make it back to continue the work at the agreed upon time due to unexpected ‘life’ events, which I understand happens to all of us. However, even given a couple of unexpected hold-ups, he made it to the site every day, kept me in the loop with what was going on, and gave me a discount to compensate for the inconvenience and hold-up in getting to the site due to these interruptions. He went so far as to show up on a Sunday to coat and seal the newly power washed front walkway pavers. All-in-all, it was a great experience working with Steve. He was reliable, a hard worker, very proficient and knowledgeable, and very competitively priced. I look forward to having him back for other home improvements in the near future. Thanks for a great job, Steve! -Bob
Repair to deck. Good price. Good work. Showed up on time (amazing how many don't and don't even call). Personable and professional. Would definitely use Keith again
My front deck was suffering from termite damage and terminal dry rot. I knew it needed to be replaced but really had no clear idea of what I wanted or what needed to be done. I also had termite damage to a garage door frame and needed a new screen door installed. John took a good look at everything, and gave me an estimate for materials and labor for each project. John removed the entire deck and breezeway and rebuilt them from the ground up. At the last moment, I decided I didn't want railings put all the way around, but I wasn't sure what to do instead. After a quick look at some ideas that I had found online, he incorporated a bench along the length of the deck. I also wanted something a bit different from the standard railings, so John came up with a design that fit perfectly. I really appreciated his patience and willingness to work with me and John's workmanship and attention to detail is excellent. In addition, he is a genuinely nice person and I enjoyed working with him
My husband and I hired Contemporary Design Builders Inc. to build a Deck for the back of the house. His crew had the project finished in less time than expected and within budget. Carlos and his guys (Israel, Tonio, etc.) was very polite and professional. His bid was competitive. We are very happy with our new deck and look forward to working with this company again.
I have a few rental houses, I can always depend on David to give me quality work and a fair price. What I appreciate most is his diversity, it is rare to find an individual that I would trust in my personal home as well as my rentals. I need to rely on someone who can do many things, electrical, plumbing, drywall, building decks, & roofing you name it he can do it. I've had a working relationship with David for over 20 years. He does a great job! I've posted a large tile job he did for me a few years back and it still is in Great shape. David laid a wood floor in my home as well. I've received many compliments on how beautiful it is. Strongly recommend him!
To Whom it May Concern, We are very pleased to provide this strong letter of recommendation for Matthew Hess of American Custom Builders. We used Matthew's services for two projects at our daughter's 1950's-era, ~900 sq ft house in San Diego, CA. We interviewed a half-dozen highly-rated contractors, but selected Matthew based on his outstanding references, strong knowledge of home-building, and lowest overall price. The first project involved removing a major structural wall, removing a closet, and expanding the kitchen. The remodel turned out great and was completed on-time and within budget. Because of the success of the first project, we turned to Matthew again when we decided to add a ~480 sq ft master bedroom/bathroom addition plus a roof deck to our daughter's house. Matthew worked with us and our architect to ensure the plans were well thought-out and structurally sound. Once the plans were completed, he helped us obtain the necessary permits from the city (not an easy task!). The El Nino rains delayed the start of our project, but Matthew was flexible with the start-date and ready with his crew once the rains subsided. Throughout the project, Matthew was closely involved in all the details and even performed some of the hands-on work himself. As might be expected in an older home, we ran into some challenges (e.g., replacing all the water lines in the house), but Matthew came-up with creative solutions and did the extra work at his cost. For several extra items, he did not even charge us at all! Our daughter is delighted with the remodel and room addition and we are extremely happy with the end-results (including quality, cost, and timeframe). Overall, we had an excellent experience working with Matthew. He is diligent, hard-working, conscientious, honest, and delivers on his promises. We would certainly use him again for any future projects and highly recommend him to others. Sincerely, Paul and Kathy Strandburg
Javier worked a long time on our porch, helping with the choosing of the tile and ensuring that the deck was safe. He would stay late to finish. The project took longer and was more expensive than we expected, but that's the nature of projects. In all, we are satisfied.
Stan is exceptional in every way. He is honest, communicates clearly, listens intently, follows through as he promises, and produces great quality work. Stan built a deck for us and we are very happy with the results. We plan to hire him again for another project and highly recommend him.
I found Chris when I was given one of his fliers by a friend who raved about his work. I only deal with licensed contractors, since I've been burned before and there's little recourse when they disappear or change their phone#, plus eventually I have a lot of work I want to get done and I want it all legit in case I need permits,etc... And licenses tell me a person has made the effort to put his time in, learn a trade, and become licensed. It's cost me more money to fix things that have been done sub-par over the years. The paint on my house trim was peeling and I could see the wood was becoming damaged in some areas, which means more money to fix rotted wood, so I was anxious to get the exterior paint done. I shopped around. Chris gave me a fair estimate, plus he was confident in his work and I saw the results at my neighbor's house. I loved that he was very respectful of my house, my yard, clean up, and his work was so clean! He gave me a head's up that some of the wood may be more damaged once he sanded the old paint. He showed me the damaged wood and gave me the option to fix it or not, which of course needed to be done. He replaced some old window sills and window frames. You can't even tell which ones he replaced! Everything matches the other windows! I couldn't be more pleased. After a few weeks I saved some money and was still so excited about the outside of my house finally getting done right that I decided to get some work done in the bathroom. My house is 90 yrs old, the interior walls have plaster not drywall, which many guys don't want to touch, but Chris said "No problem!" it's one of his specialities. He explained what's involved, wrote an estimate, and now I've got one bathroom done and it looks AWESOME! My husband is impressed. We're going to have a dinner party with friends to celebrate. Chris is a solid guy with good old fashioned work ethic. We have only great things to say about his work! After the new year we're going to save money and have a deck built so my husband can barbecue outdoors. Thumbs up times a hundred!
I hired Patrick and Scott Coggins Construction to build patio. They were professional, courteous, fairly priced, and cleaned up after themselves every day and were a pleasure to have in my home. They also over completed handyman projects and they were fairly priced with that as well. I highly recommend Coggins Contruction for any future projects. Their reviews and pictures are what drove to this decision and I'm glad I took it because, I will continue to use them in the future.
Did a great job building a deck.
We have known Brendt for quiet some time and he has done various projects at our house, from building a deck to bathroom flooring roofing and some concrete work. We found Brendt to be hard working, honest,and most of all reliable and is an exceptional tradesman and we would recommend him to anyone.
We had an existing balcony/deck rebuilt and enlarged, using Jasniy Construction as the General Contractor. KC Froeming was the onsite supervisor and major person in charge for a good portion of the project. His crew was always on time, working efficiently and quickly, and never left anything "untidy" at the end of the day. Our deck was finished within the promised time period, right on budget, and the whole experience with cast and crew was a pleasant one.
I hired Greg to replace a 43" piece of crown molding that was water damaged from a deck leak that was thought to have been repaired earlier. He removed the damaged section to discover the leak was never fixed and had destroyed support wood behind the wall and left black mold in that area. Instead of just patching the damaged area and replacing the molding as many would have done, he went right to the deck to get to the source of the problem. The fix was complicated, requiring creativity and a can do attitude and the experience to execute the solution. With the source of the problem eliminated, he then very expertly replaced the damaged piece. I suspect very few handy men could have accomplished this job the right way as Greg did in the shortest and least expensive way. If you need something, anything, done to full satisfaction don't hesitate to call him.
After a phone chat, I sent Mr. Duin an e-mail outlining the projects I had in mind. I asked him to help me select those that fit into my quarterly budgets. Together we selected three that needed attention this winter. 1. stabilize a wobbly 6 foot block (gate) wall that was inches from a gas main, 2. Build a short block wall that would hold back dirt from a muddy embankment, 3. Reinforce a swaying wood fence and wrap metal posts with cedar – box style. Mr. Duin and staff did an outstanding job of listening to my needs. I was impressed with their work, quality of materials, work ethics and attention to detail. They were very pleasant to work with and I look forward to our next round of projects. I hope to include the trim/molding (with up lighting) along the ceiling of my front porch which will have to wait until early Spring – due to budget considerations.
Gareth did an outstanding job installing windows, porch railings and posts. He takes pride in his work, knows what he's doing and always shows up on time. He's the best! .
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OC Deck & Patio specializes in building custom-designed decks and patio covers. Each project is engineered using only the highest-quality materials and workmanship. Our specialty is working with exotic hardwoods such as ipe, tigerwood, guarapa, mangaris, and cumaru. All of these beautiful woods are from sustainable forests, so you know that your project is as environmentally friendly as possible. As professional finish carpenters, we take pride in every project that we design and build. Exceeding the customers' expectations is the most important part of the job.