Jesús is definitely an artistic "visionary" contractor. He has excellent ideas and we loved the masonry work his company did. I admire the workmanship of his team (especially William's diligence and dedication to making each stone work beautifully for our flagstone front porch, steps, and walkway). His attention to detail was superb and I have zero complaints regarding the stonework. His work is as flawless as it gets! They even set up a tarped tent when it was pouring rain when they still needed to cut individual stones. That's dedication! They had to remove the old woodwork, repair the crumbling foundation of our steps and redo the steps with flagstone and completed the walkway to match. (I'll add before/during/after pictures)
Jesús worked very hard to accommodate our budget and presented us with our options. I won't remove a star, but with the carpenter who came along later, Herman (who was subcontracted separately by Jesus to do the posts and rails)- we had some minor issues with his woodwork. They are likely unnoticeable to others, and although the work will still stand the test of time, it did not quite compare with the attention to detail that Jesús' masonry guys showed. Jesús came to see the "issues" after and offered various solutions for the flaws we noticed. Since we have to wait to paint anyway, Jesús offered to return and do the touch ups himself before we paint. I do appreciate that commitment, I just would have preferred not to have anyone do touch ups after a "professional carpenter" does his work. Overall though, I would still recommend Blessed Forever and already have.
Our front entrance looks so much better and I'm happy that they were able to work with us. I was very, very particular, but Jesús did not mind and had a good sense of humor about it. He was willing to listen to my ideas and explained what would or would not be doable. Other contractors tried to talk me into demolishing and using pavers rather than stones for the risers or suggested concrete steps and stone veneer to keep it simple, but I wanted to retain the natural stone look that matches my house better with the existing chimney and wall. I was told I couldn't get an exact match, but I think Jesús and his guys did exactly that! Everything looks original to the house, but more beautiful. I appreciate that Jesús took that into consideration and understood the overall look we were going for as well as future plans we have. Now, I've definitely rambled long enough, but the Blessed Forever team deserves a thorough review. Give them a call! I think anyone would be happy to work with them.