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Philadelphia Retaining Wall Builders

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J.R Custom Builders LLC
from 60 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Breean S.
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Glenn and his team did a great job. They were fast, professional, and way cheaper than the competitors. I know that classic saying is "You get what you pay for"... but with J.R Custom builders you get much more than that. Thank you so much for helping us and being ethical contractors. It's refreshing to know there is atleast one contractor that is fair and provides quality craftsmanship. We look forward to using these guys in the future !

TAF Construction, Inc.
from 43 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
John E.
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Had steps repaired, part of the sidewalk & curb replaced and had old driveway removed and new one graded in & resurfaced. Also had some grouting work done & new wood retaining wall installed.

PinoWorks, LLC
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Julie K.
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I was looking for someone to replace a rotting deck. Anthony came over and looked at deck and gave us a quote. He was a pleasure to meet and I would have hired him, but the original builder of the deck was shocked at the condition of it and will repair at his cost plus discount. will call Anthony for any other repairs I might need in the future.

  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Richard D.
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Julian did an outstanding job installing a new retaining wall. He is a very pleasant individual and a hard worker. He exceeded my expectations and worked at a very fair price. I would absolutely recommend his services to anyone.

Briteway Building Services
from 8 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Christine H.
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Paul created beautiful custom built-ins for us. He was extremely affordable, clean, and accommodated all of our design requests. I would highly recommend Paul and Briteway Builders for your construction needs.

EP Builders LLC
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Jo-Ann B.
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Basement stairs in a 110 year old house had come loose from the cellar wall. Eric removed the old stairs, built a new set, added a handrail and extra support. A very neat and carefully constructed project.

from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith S.
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Buck Builders did an excellent job with multiple projects on my home. Projects included both interior and exterior custom renovations. Jeff was professional, patient, and trustworthy. All work was high quality. He provided the pros and cons of various alternatives in design and remained within the budget. I absolutely recommend Buck Builders and would hire him again without hesitation!

Chuck's Home Improvements
from 5 reviews
  • 37 years in business
Richard Z.
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Chuck rebuilt my upstairs back porch and built a full wall bookshelf for me - great work, he was always there when he said he'd be there - a very happy client - thanks Chuck!

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