Corniel Construction LLC
This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:
Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
Wear masks during the job
Wear gloves during the job
Disinfect surfaces touched during the job
Repair of walls and painting
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Waldy and his crew did a great job remodeling my house. Did not over charge and the work was top notch. I would definitely recommend this service.Apr 11, 2016VerifiedCorniel Construction LLC's reply
Thank you Joe for taking the time to review our work and for the opportunity to work with you.
I had a great experience with Corniel Construction. Waldy and his team remodeled my bathroom. New floor tile, new shower tile, new shower faucet, new toilet and new vanity. They did a great job having this done for me and their price was very reasonable. I was impressed with the communication of Waldy. He was very responsive, answered any questions I had and made sure I was informed throughout the job. They were clean and made sure the job was done right. I liked what they did so much I asked them to come back and replace my other toilet. Overall great experience and would use them agian.Mar 2, 2014Verified
I hired Waldy Corniel off of Thumbtack because he had positive reviews. I wasnt going to leave a review for him because my experience was so terrible, that I have no choice but to sue him over it and I figured its best to just let the courts and the Division of Consumer Affairs handle this matter. However, after the last few episodes of interacting with him and having his girlfriend, Cynthia, not only slash our coming soon poster at the construction site, harass my sister, but then send her a computer virus via email- I wanted to warn anyone else that may consider hiring him based on these great reviews. Waldy was hired as a general contractor for a commercial project in Hoboken. He purposely caused delays, lied, and deceived me throughout the entire project. He also hired an unlicensed electrician which resulted in a legal STOP WORK order from the City of Hoboken. He then missed the delivery date for the project and blamed everyone from PSEG, to the Hoboken Building Department, to even me for the delays, refusing to accept any responsibility for what was his obvious lack of experience. To end it all, he said he spent all the money he was given, including a check that paid for work in full (which he never completed) and he said he could not account for the money whatsoever. He said he needed more money to finish the project and would not return to the job site. He eventually walked off the job site completely so I had to find a replacement contractor, but when he walked off the job and didnt complete work I paid him for in full- he also left it in terrible condition. On top of all this, his girlfriend began harassing my family and threatening us. My last phone conversation with him was earlier this evening. During the conversation he was rude, disrespectful, and eventually hung up on me like a grade schooler when I asked him why his girlfriend sent a computer virus to my sisters computer. This is a man who has absolutely no moral compass who took the money I gave him and left the job. He also went online to write lies about my family and I, which violated a privacy clause he had signed agreeing not to directly or indirectly discuss the project in anyway. I am going to write more about my experience with Waldy and his girlfriend Cynthia on my blog, but in the meantime, I felt it my duty to share my experience because I could not in good faith keep my mouth shut knowing what kind of nightmare my family and I lived through because of this contractor.Jan 13, 2015VerifiedCorniel Construction LLC's reply
In this case the contract was 30% of 52,987.90 due when signing proposal. Our initial quote was higher but they insisted our quote was higher than other contractors. Asking us to take the floor and walls ceramic installation out. Bringing our estimate down to 52,987.90. They also mention they had bad experience with other contractors and change our terms of payment. 30% due when signing proposal, 20% due on second week of project. 20% due after rough inspection. 30% payment with the completion of project. We pride ourselves in working with our clients from the beginning with great customer service, flexibility to adapt to their needs and budgets. This job was no different. From the beginning we had many issues. It took over a month for the Hoboken building department to approve the plans. They required for us to get a lead certification to do any demolition in the plan. Within the next day Waldy went to New York to take this course. When the permits were approve, we werent able to get containers permits because PSEG was working on the sidewalks. So we rented a truck, and a van to haul away the garbage. Once the demolition was completed according to the plans . Our plumber informs us that the plumbing was incorrect and we will have to excavate the pipes to the main water pipe. As the main water pipe was broken. This required labor and materials and a week delay. Also the demolition was increased as the architect wasnt specific that all the ceiling had to be demolish and walls in basement. The plans just mention repair and patched where necessary. Increasing labor, time and cost to overhaul all the garbage. Also increasing labor to reconstruct the concrete floor that was done with the excavation for the new piping. These situations couldnt be predicted or avoided. But after all the plumbing inspections were pass. Due to all the delays and extra work not on the plans. We were forced to charge extra for all the extra work that was completed. Our contracts are very specified and itemized to what we are offering and charging for. As for our electrician had previous arguments with Hoboken building department and inform us he will no longer be interested in working with us. So we look for several quotes. But received quotes charging double of what we had in our contract. Just when we found an electrical contractor to switch permits with, the first electrical contractor pull off his permits. Causing a stop work order. Which took 3 weeks to get a new electrical permit. The landlord decides he will take care of electricity and the electrical upgrade. But we already invested over $9000. We consider because of the electrical stop work order not to charge them. Just like we didnt charge them for custom counters that were not in the contract to build. They sent us a letter firing us. But our main goal was to finish this project even after all the loss. After subtracting the electricity work that was perform from the contract. They will have a remaining of 10,634.75 due payment once the job was completed. We only ask for 10,00 to finish. They didnt agree to pay us 10,000 to finish. According to them we should be responsible for paying their rent for one month, pseg bill and only received $6000 in the end. There is no way a contractor will finish a first floor restaurant and basement with this quantity. We had various meeting where we apologize for the damage that cause the stop work order of 3 weeks. We gave them the electricity work and decided not to charged them at all . Offer to finish the job with just $ 10,000 of a remaining of $ 10.634.75 But they chose to move forward and look for another contractor to finish the job. Where about 70% of the job was completed. Our terms of payment varied on the project . But usually our Terms of payments are as follow: 40% due when signing proposal, 30% due on second week of project. 30% payment with the completion of the project. We work hard for our reviews. Take our clients and reputation seriously.
Waldy and his team did a great job repairing and painting walls and laying a new floor in our gym. The work was great, and they finished quickly — meaning we could reopen for business. Thanks Waldy!Sep 25, 2017
Corniel construction completed my basement renovation. Which consisted of legalizing a basement apartment with new electricity , new ceramic flooring , new walls, bathroom and kitchen renovation . They work with me to fit my budget and even change their payment terms to my needs. Will defenestration recommend them !Jan 13, 2015
License Type: Home Improvement (New York City, NY)
License Type: Home Improvement Contractor (NJ)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Our company has its own construction Online Shop !! Where our clients can purchase online for the services they needed the most like , plumbing work per the hour, Electrical, Carpentry, Painting, Cleaning and much more!! cornielconstruction.com/store
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We keep our clients informed of the work completed and what's next to come. We provide a full work schedule so the clients are always known what to expect and plan deliveries of their materials etc.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Yes, absolutely. My company is looking to improve our knowledge taking new courses , seminars , participating big events for contractors with the sba, score , sbdc , chambers of commerce and getting important certifications.