C.M. Stein Construction Incorporated
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Chris was very prompt and thorough when replying to my initial request for quote. His quote came back exactly at the cost of the final project. He and his son came to do the deck project. They took the time to do the project the right way. Chris explained the whole process to me and was very conscientious of our space and time. Every evening they put their tools away, which felt good because we have 3 small children. Our deck looks beautiful and I have already planned to hire Chris annually to maintain our deck.Jul 3, 2018VerifiedChristopher S.'s reply
Thank You again Annika. Enjoy the deck.
Chris did an absolutely tremendous job on our front and back Ipe decks. We had made the bad mistake of having them stained a few years back with a dark heavy stain, which was starting to flake off. Chris painstakingly sanded the existing stain off and finished the decks with Ipe Oil. They now look "like a piece of furniture". He was extremely punctual, trustworthy, a delight to work with. Could not recommend him more.Apr 26, 2018VerifiedChristopher S.'s reply
Thank you Duncan and Emily.
Chris did incredible work on my 1800+ sq ft deck! His attention to detail as he sanded the deck, rails, etc. Even my neighbor commented on the excellent detailed work Chris did on my deck! And the stain job was excellent as well but it was the sanding that made the stain job look so good! I would highly recommend Chris and I would use him again! Thank you Chris for a job well done!!Feb 16, 2018VerifiedChristopher S.'s reply
Thanks Tom. It was a pleasure to serve you.
Chris did a great job refinishing our deck. He does high quality work, is very punctual and a good listener. I contacted Thumbtack on Wed. Chris gave me a quote and came over on Wed evening. Work started on Thu morning and was completed by Friday morning. Highly recommended. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.Mar 17, 2017VerifiedChristopher S.'s reply
My deck is about 250 sq ft and sometimes it doesn't meet the minimum requirement that other contractors would want. But Chris gladly accepted to work on it. I've had various different projects ranging all levels over the last 2 years, and I found Chris to be at the top when it comes to professionalism. He is very competitive with his pricing. He is very responsive on Thumbtack and over the phone. He is very articulate and sends reminder messages on when he plans to start and details all prep work he'd like to be met prior to start (e.g. cleaning up the deck / cleaning up the grooves etc) -- I've seen other contractors take this work on themselves but I'd personally be OK spending a few hours prep (given that I'd have to continue maintaining the deck anyway). There was a minor delay in starting the project but it was very well handled and communicated. The only downside was I wanted to see if Chris could sand & stain my cedar log patio swing but he respectfully declined it due to his other commitments. He continues to provide me with some tips and suggestions on getting this done though. I'd gladly recommend him to friends and family.May 27, 2017VerifiedChristopher S.'s reply
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- How did you get started doing this type of work?I love working with my hands and with power tools.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Decks, pergolas, residential framing, and interior carpentry.Furniture making, deck refinishing.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?A large redwood deck project in Alameda, CA.