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We had an excellent experience with Cruz - we'll definitely be reaching out to him again if we ever have any rodent problems in the future. Our problem started on a Wednesday morning - we found a baby mouse in our sink. This we took care of ourselves. On Thursday night, while we were getting ready to sleep, we caught sight of a mouse running into our fireplace, which we quickly barricaded. 5 minutes after that we heard scratching in on the piece of wood that we used to block off the barricade, so we knew it was still in there. 30 minutes later, we saw another mouse run into our kitchen, that's when we blocked off the bottom of the doors around the house. At this point, it means we had at least 3 mice in the house (the baby one in the sink, the one that's trapped in the fireplace, and the one that ran into the kitchen). Friday morning, I went to the hardware store and set up 8 sticky traps baited with peanut butter around the house before work. But, we knew this wasn't enough so we decided to look for a professional. We initially found Cruz on Thumbtack - we contacted him Friday afternoon, and he came to do a free inspection on Saturday - the next day he came over again to patch up a couple problem spots we had inside our unit. After he took care of the problems inside of our unit (fireplace, behind the kitchen sink, behind the toilet), we went around the outside of the house and realized the problem was much larger than we initially thought - one side of the house was pretty much completely exposed at the ground level. Not only were there a myriad of entry/exit points for rodents, we had alot of pipes and also power meters that were in front of these problem spots. Cruz ended up coming up with a pretty elegant solution - he covered everything up. Where we had power meters and valves that would need to be accessible in the future, Cruz and his colleague installed the wire mesh as panels that could be easily removed by unscrewing a few bolts. Ever since Cruz stopped by, we haven't had any more activity, no more droppings and nothing on the traps. Cruz was very easy to work with and gave us a very reasonable rate. He responded quickly, showed up when he said he would, communicated clearly, and effectively rodent-proofed our house. He stopped by yesterday on a follow up visit to check on the traps (nothing yet). I HIGHLY recommend Cruz if you're having any type of rodent issue.
Ricardo killed it!! He came to build a wall in my apartment. He completed it in no time! He's very reasonable with pricing and also very friendly and efficient. I'd definitely recommend him to friends.
Matthew and his crew did a great job repairing our retaining wall and driveway/sidewalk. He kept in touch with us consistently to confirm the dates/times his crew would be on site, explained the work clearly, and left behind a tidy jobsite. Highly recommended.
We found Salinas home remodeling services most helpful in several ways. Services done for us included electrical wiring, plumbing installation, wall and ceiling painting with texture applications. Also, bathtub, sink and appliance installation. All work was done at high standards. Note: we also experienced generous and positive attitudes from soft spoken professionals, and received on time service. Above all, we have memories of his installation process that are most rewarding. Thank You, Mr. Vyron Salinas and his helper Pablo. Yours truly, Nicholas Adkins
Pros: Jasper was prompt in responding, punctual, friendly, and completed the work quickly. I was impressed that he finished this project in one day; whereas other contractors seemed to indicate it was more work and more difficult. I would hire him again. Some areas he can improve: There were a couple of minor areas that were knicked on our kitchen island that I didn't notice until cleaning up. Also, I think he could have done a little better cleaning up the island- wiping down the cabinet fronts that had a light layer of dust (I did this myself). Finally, I gave him a box of stain & top coat that the previous owners left to us. He applied them but I noticed they didn't leave the counter shiny, like the finish we had before he sanded. After Jasper left, my husband realized we were missing the water sealant coat which we had in the garage. So now we are applying this coat ourselves to make the island water- proof and give it the same shine. This isn't totally Jasper's fault since I gave him the supplies but I would have liked if he would have noted that something seemed to be missing or off (or given his recommendations on what he would have stained/sealed it with to make sure the wood stayed water proof.) Overall, I'm happy with the work.
These guys did a great job on a concrete driveway repair, matching inlaid brick work & got it all done fast. Very fair price, neat & respectful team. We will definitely use them in the future.
We are extremely pleased with the work that Sam & his crew did at our house. We had a lot of problem areas (driveway, retaining wall and sidewalks) that were unsightly or unsafe or both. Now it looks great & we're so pleased. The work was done in a timely manner (he said "2 days" and it was finished in 2 days), with the care & pride of a professional craftsman. And it shows. His price for the sprinkler job was a little better than other bids. He is pleasant, very knowledgeable and honest. We have another finishing job after a pool repair and we'll be calling Sam for that job, too. Highly recommended.
Angel is an outstanding contractor and person. We have a complex, technical retaining wall build (100 ft long, 8 ft into the ground) and he did an EXCELLENT job. Highly recommend.
We had Ryan over yesterday to repair 3 interior doors in a very old and actually historic San Franciscan Victorian house. In addition to the three interior doors, Ryan painted the front door which had also just been replaced. His attention to detail was great, there were constant adjustments to make sure everything fit, latched, matched, didn't drag, looked great, etc. His response was prompt, he replied almost immediately and was available to start the very next day. He came prepared for the job, from start to finish. Ryan is very up front and fair in terms of compensation. You will have zero issue with the transparency and fairness of his bids. It should also be noted that this is a very old building. The areas where the door hinges connected to the wall/door frame were extremely dilapidated, the wood was old and and over drilled. It was like putty. But Ryan rocked it. Not only did Ryan pay close attention to the style of the Victorian building and matched the details perfectly, his finished product was seamless. You can't even tell that work had been done. There wasn't even dust on the floor. It was legit, honest good work. 100% recommend.
Rosendo and his crew provided excellent work quality towards the bathroom repair. My shower walls needed to be replaced, so he kindly suggested to install granite walls that would last longer than the plastic walls that were there before. As a result, I was amazed at the completion and he has overachieved the expectations. I look forward to working with him for other house fixtures.
New window, laminate flooring, installation as well as some drywall finishing and painting done really well with tight budget. I was really happy with the outcome and the professionalism of the handyman Evan who not only did what I asked but ventured to recommend what I didn't know should be done -- I was really pleased with the result. Thank you!
Abraham and his crew were great! No matter what came up Abraham was extremely good at communicating. We found some surprises along the way as the siding came off and he was always very professional and creative in proposing solutions. One day the crew was trying to get the stone on the wall quickly to beat the rain and ended up going off level. Abraham had stopped in to check on the work and called me before I got home to tell me it looked bad and they would be ripping it off and re-doing it the next day. In three home improvement projects I've never had anyone proactively find fault and fix it, that was a nice surprise! We recognized the quality of work being done and expanded the project mid-flight. Abraham worked us into the schedule and handled it with ease. Super happy with the results of our project.
Larry was awesome. He was prompt, courteous and professional. All of these are traits that are often missing from contractors, so when you find one like Larry you are very grateful. We are extremely happy with the faucet installation and plan to have him come back in a couple of weeks and replace our hot water heater. Highly recommend Terheyden Construction !!
Mike is a very positive, ethical and hard-working person. He has a great sense of color and proportion. He will work with on your project until you are satisfied. When you thinking about inviting a contractor into your home, Mike is a great choice.
The work that Karl performed for me was extensive since I have a 5000sq. ft. home. I will describe each area of the job. Plumbing: Replaced all fixtures in 3 bathrooms including underneath all sinks hot and cold water valves. Cleaned out all drains in sinks and showers. Cleaned out main drain to house ensuring no back up within entire house. Electrical: Installed Gfi plugs wherever necessary. Installed carbon monoxide/fire sensors throughout house, including garage. Removed old light fixtures and installed recessed lights in bathroom ceiling. Installed new light fixture in entrance of home. Removed old lights around perimeter of house and installed outdoor security lights. Removed old appliances in kitchen; installed new oven, gas stove top, new washer and electrical dryer. Master bedroom fixed recessed lighting that was not working, also installed magnification mirror at makeup area. Replaced garage door opener that was not working and made sure that all remotes were programmed and working, five in total. Tile Work: Finished tile work in home that was started by another contractor and left unfinished. Was very concerned that work would not match up but Karl completed job beautifully! And Karl was very, very conscientious in making sure there was no grout debris left on tile, unlike previous work that was done. Karl cleaned previous workers tiles and sealed tile whereas other contractor left undone. Went throughout house and fixed any missing grout from tile work done in previous years, with good match up. In one bathroom I didn't want the old tile removed but it was very dirty. He cleaned up tile to look new. Cleaned up all tile in bathroom shower stalls. Replaced grout on veranda outside kitchen. Paint: Karl's paint work was clean and concise. If I wasn't happy with any of his work, he would go back and do as asked with a very positive attitude because he wanted me to be happy. It was all about what I wanted, not what he wanted. Always with a smile and concern for my feelings. Stucco and Grout Outside Home: Steps and railing leading to front door were badly damaged due to earth settlement. Filled all cracks and secured railing. Filled all hairline cracks wherever necessary on outside of home and repainted. General Construction: Changed out all hardware on all doors throughout house. Built me 3 closets, one in former office which I turned into a bedroom. In family room I had 2 closets, one he redid into a space for an office installing electrical and bringing in lines for Internet connection. He then took an office desk for the computer that I had in office, cut it down to fit within closet therefore creating an office within closet whereby I could close doors when finished working. Installed all computer equipment, wifi, printers, etc. The other closet he built shelves and coat rack, all from scratch. Cleaned all my kitchen cabinets and put a clear coat on for shine. Cleaned and polished all laminate countertops in kitchen for shine to bring back luster. Installed water filtration system in kitchen. Hung new rods for curtains in bedrooms. Cleaned all vents and replaced air filters in whole house. Inventoried all keys to all doors and had copies made and labeled for all doors throughout home. Installed security locks to pool room and sliding glass doors leading to balcony off kitchen for child-proofing. General, General: Karl is a jack of all trades and can do ANYTHING. He also does computer work, can solve or come up with any solution that you may have a problem with. He thinks outside the box. If you know how to ask and communicate, be clear and concise with what you want done, be honest in your request for a job done, Karl is YOUR MAN. He is EXTREMELY FAIR, has a CONSCIENCE! and wants to please. Your responsibility is to be those things in kind. Karl is a huge find. I kept him working for about a year because there were so many things to be done. I actually and honestly was sad that the project ended. Karl is now my go to because I turned my house into a rental. He is on call for any and all projects because I know that he is reliable and trustworthy.
Kieran is very helpful and detail oriented. I had Kieran help me removing the roof extension and terminate the electrical to my poolhouse. He also helped to patch the wall and retore the gutter pipes. Did a great job and even helped to get the permit from the city. Will consider for futuer jobs.
Jim and the James Gang rehabbed an old, dilapidated carport in our backyard and transformed it into a beautiful new living space. While several other contractors told us our only choice was to tear this structure down and re-build it, Jim immediately saw different possibilities, and was able to retain much of the existing structure and fix the structural deficiencies, which made working through the city's permitting process much easier. The James Gang worked to replace retaining walls, tear out old concrete and put it in a new concrete floor, replace studs, install new siding, paneling, windows and doors. Jim is a laid back guy, but also an excellent communicator, and is devoted to good craftsmanship and getting the job done. The guys worked very hard, often putting in 10 hour days. The project is fully permitted and passed inspection by City of San Rafael Bldg Dept- Jim managed this entire process for us from start to finish. It has been a pleasure working with Jim and the James Gang and I highly recommend their services. In fact, we are already re-hiring them to do a few other jobs on our property, including installing a new gate and replacing wood retaining walls.
Four Seasons landscaped the front of my yard and did a fantastic job. They changed my yard from a drab and boring lawn into a 2 part terraced yard. I now have a shaped lawn and a plant bed terraced by a natural looking rock retaining wall. I really like the plant selection. As people approach my house they are greeted by a sweet scent. Four Seasons was extremely professional and worked within my budget. The work is top notch and I would recommend Four Seasons for any job.
I hired CFI Construction to frame a new 501 sq ft building on our property to be used as a sewing studio. Today, they started and finished framing the walls, and enclosing the entire building with shear panels. Next week, when the trusses arrive, they are going to install them and install roof shearing. I learned of CFI two days ago on Thumbtack. Having observed their work today, I feel like the A team just fell out of the sky into my project. They are phenomenal in every respect. Their work, honesty, and work ethic are models for the construction industry. They have years of experience framing large projects, both residential and commercial. I was humbled that they chose to work on my project. They are not solely a framing company. They can build a building from start to finish, I just happened to hire them for framing. Having enjoyed today's experience, I'm going to use them for more phases of our project. Both the owner of the company (Steve) and one of his sons (Drew) were on site the entire day, as well as their crew of 5 framers. I wanted to write this review now, even though they still have trusses to install and the front porch to frame, because I want other users of Thumbtack to have the same benefit of a 1st class, licensed, professional construction company, as I did today. I strongly recommend that you seek out CFI Construction for your projects. They are the real deal. Thank you Steve and Drew.
I purchased an 854 sq. foot house in September of 2013 that was in need of total remodel. I interviewed several contractors and finally selected Evo of Structural Integrit,y to design and complete my dream home. I now have and live in a gorgeous 1250 sq. foot house with a spiral staircase that connects a former externally accessed unfinished workshop, which is now a living space that connects to my great room. The unfinished workshop is now a room equipped with a climbing wall, laundry room and has a new additional bathroom. My great room now has floor to ceiling windows on both sides maximizing mountain views from the attached professional grade kitchen. He also installed a walkout door to the existing shower and made it feel like an organic living space, totally in sync with the beautiful marin location. The final showpiece is an amazing back-lit agate wall surrounding a gas fireplace, it is stunning! Evo is creative, energetic, honest and as his company name states, all about integrity.
We had a problem with a leaking window in our home. We contacted several contractors and received bids for the work. We chose Barton Builders based on the quality of the bid, the price and the discussions we had with Steve Barton about the job. The window is 10' by 5' and is over 30' in the air and there is no easy access to that side of the house. Steve brought in a scaffold contractor who had to lift the scaffold over the house and erect a 3 story structure in order to reach the window. At all times Steve worked with the sub-contractor to make sure that the work was performed safely and properly. Upon beginning the demo phase of removing the old window, a serious amount of water damage was discovered. This required the removal of a large section of the back wall of the house and the repair of the structural damage. Steve worked with us on costing the work and scheduling the work so that there was minimal impact on the overall job. Steve had a copper flashing fabricated for the new window to insure that it would never leak again. The window is of excellent quality. The stucco repair, exterior painting, and interior dry wall repair were all accomplished on schedule and on budget and were of excellent quality. Steve is great to work with and listens to what you have to say. I would certainly use Steve again if the need arises and would recommend him to anyone looking for a solid contractor.