Pittsburgh Picture Framers

in Pittsburgh, PA

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Soon after I moved into the house I discovered that there were many problems with it that I hadn't been aware of before the closing. Chief among those problems was the patio-kit-room: its ceiling leaked badly, and showed signs of many years of attempted repairs, much of it with incorrect materials.
I found
. on Angie's List;
, Sr. came over right away, climbed onto the roof and took many photos -- which later became key evidence in my legal case against the seller and my erstwhile "buyer's agent." The work began as soon as weather permitted. The carpentry work was done by Amish carpenters, true artists. Other elements of the overall job (e.g., electrical) were performed by non-Amish full-time employees of
. The proceded for a reasonable period of time, with the workmen in various categories, showing up reliably whenever they were scheduled to.
I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of the work, the reliability and ethics of all the workmen (&
, who pitched in sometimes), and the reasonableness and fairness of the pricing.
I plan to use the
. against, for a remodel of my basement.
- MARY ANNE M.
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This was the biggest construction disaster that I've ever experienced. It is very obvious that photos of
work and their references are all fake. This group clearly does not know anything about construction.
Day 1 -
shows up to start demo. A 50% payment for the job is paid. A 30 yard roll off dumpster was placed on our asphalt driveway. a cautious demo did not take place they simply pulled the support columns and allowed the roof structure to fall against the house. This caused damage to the existing structure. Caused an electrical short due to the fact they did not disconnect the porch lights. They placed all of the original porch scrap into the roll off dumpster.
Day 2 - 5
started digging a foundation for the new porch's concrete pad. All of the dirt removed from the trench was also placed into the roll off dumpster. Workers did not show on a daily basis and noting was communicated to us sating that they would not be on site. So it took 4 days to dig a foundation trench for a 28 x 8 porch.
Day 6 -8 The
owner Sergey Maletokov, is on site to
the foundation. However there is a deviation in the original bid. The original bid stated that concrete block be used. Sergey is framing for a poured concrete foundation. This should have been the final straw, unfortunately I was talked into allowing the poured foundation being convinced that the poured foundation would be stronger. I certainly wish I had thought that one out further.
Day 9 - Sergey Maletokov is asking for more money outside the scope of our contract. He states that he is out of money because the trench took longer to dig than he expected and the materials to pour the foundation cost more than he expected. Reluctantly we gave 25% more ahead of the contracted outlined payment schedule.
Day 10-15 - NO
WORKERS ON SITE. When the owner is finally reached he states that he had to pull his guys to finish another job so that he had enough money to purchase the concrete to be used on our job.
Day 16 - The foundation is poured but has very obvious defect. The framing did not hold the weight of the concrete and bulged and broke creating a foundation of varing width and unlevel heights. Mr. Maletokov states that it is not a huge issue that all can be corrected then the pad is poured.
Day 17-20 Framing for the pad occurs also for the concrete sidewalk. The framing does not look right but I unfortunately allowed the work to progress.
Day 21 - The pad was poured.
did not estimate the concrete properly and did not have enough to complete the sidewalk. They tried to use a float machine (giant industrial three blade gas powered float) on a 28 x 8 pour. Their concrete inexperience was now glaring! The pad was a "train wreck" They not only had a very obviusly unusable concrete pad but had damaged our front door, siding and windows with the power float.
Also on this day they removed the very full 30 yard dumpster. Upon placing the full roll off on the truck the
damage to our asphalt driveway was becoming apparent. The roll off had sunk into the asphalt and pulling it onto the truck continued the destruction of a large portion of our driveway.
Day 22 -
Maletokov is called to our property to discuss the damage property and the poor work. The night before I had another concrete contractor to the property on an "emergency" call to discuss the options with the obviously bad pour. When Mr. Maletokov became very angry making physical threats against myself. Stating that he was already losing money on our job and would not do anything more. He walked off the job.
Day 24 - we were forced to take legal action. Below is the email correspondance with Mr. Maletokov's attorney before all dealing happened between our legal council.
Mr
,I am represented by
Milesky Jr. but am very willing to discuss with you the facts of the dispute. The
and basic issue is that Mr. Maloletkov was hired to demolish my existing porch structure and build a new one. The demolition process has been completed albeit with extensive damage to my driveway. This issue appears that it will be covered by Mr. Maloletkov's insurance. Part two was the construction. Mr. Maloletkov is very obviously not experienced with concrete construction as he made several huge mistakes and has essentially wasted several yards of concrete rebar and labor. I have had four different concrete professionals look at the existing situation. All have stated that the only real fix is to break it out and re-pour using correct forms and correct techniques. Issues with the work Mr. Maloletkov performed as noted by concrete professionals is listed below. I would also welcome your own concrete professional to come and assess the work of Mr. Maloletkov. 1. No capped
to the pad.2. There is a depression near the door about three feet around that collects water. 3. The window side of the pad has an obvious ridge and is sloped so water runs toward the house. 4. Overall finish has pits and large flaws throughout, including what appears to be a foot print. 5. The aggregate of the concrete mix is at the surface, again goes to poor finish but is the primary reason the pad cannot have grinding done to attempt a "save" 6. He left the wooden forms in the ground. Promotes termite activity near the home. 7. He has damaged the siding with concrete.8. He has damaged the front door with concrete and the machine he attempted to use. Estimates to repair the concrete work are coming in at $4500.00 (remove, reform, re-pour). Estimates to replace the front door are coming in at $5000.00. Siding repair estimates are varying. $3000 if matching color can be obtained. $15000.00 if it cannot. Claims have been initiated with Mr. Maloletkov's insurance company but the claims officer did not think that there is coverage for this type of damage. We would owe Mr. Maloletkov $4700.00 to complete the job ($7000.00 already paid in two installments). Another contractor has estimated roughly $8000.00 would be needed to complete the job from this point, concrete work excluded. Mr. Maloletkov has now walked off the job. has not purchased all of the materials for the job, has stated that he does not have the money to complete my job and would need at least two weeks to raise the funds. Has stated time and time again that he "does not want to work here anymore" that he "is already losing money on this job". This raises the obvious concerns over quality of work and materials if Mr. Maloletkov were to complete the job. I have given Mr. Maloletkov opportunity to complete the job. However he does not want to correct the concrete issues. Mr. Maloletkov wants to place a "band aid" on the problem. He has stated that he wants to install a tile surface to cover the poor work. This is not acceptable to me nor does it correct many of the other issues.I have attached some of the many photos I have showing the damage and poor work. Please keep us informed as to how you will advise your client in this matter.
- Jeffrey S.

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Picture Framing reviews in Pittsburgh

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showed up when expected and performed the work as rapidly as materials delivery and weather allowed. When we made changes, he accommodated them and he dealt well with complications. He did virtually all of the work on the sunroom and the deck except the new floor in the sunroom which I installed. We had an understanding from the beginning that I was going to do part of the work in the basement, including all of the painting. (He handled all of the painting for the sunroom and it was well done.) Near the end of the basement job, we provided the materials, and
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installed a wonderful heated tile floor in the remodeled bathroom. We worked together on several projects related to the basement during the course of the work. I am very pleased with the work and I have tried to hire him again.
- William D.
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Everything went well. I have used Framers on numerous occasions, and I am never disappointed.
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is extremely knowledgeable about her craft, has great taste, and does beautiful work. She always delivers on time, as well.
- MARY & MIKE R.
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This was a very good experience. This woman is very pleasant to work with. She was helpful in helping me choose the frame that would compliment the picture. She did the framing very promptly.
- Peter M.
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We had two
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rubbings from Angor Wat that needed the frames repaired. This was done with the utmost care and they are now beautiful once again. Another picture was a re-framing of a
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piece that had been very badly framed. This is now another beautiful piece. The other pictures were not of great value, but ones we were extremely fond of and the help in choosing frames and mats was invaluable.
- LINDA B.
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I bought a watercolor at "the Fair in the Park". I took it to
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for framing, as I have used their framing service many times before. There were so many choices for the matting, because of all the different colors in the picture.
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used her expertise and spent the time with me to match the colors perfectly. We ended up with a triple mat which greatly enhanced an already gorgeous painting. I am VERY pleased with the final result.
- PAUL & MICKI F.
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I received excellent service from The Framesmith. They spent a great deal of time making sure that I was satisfied with the frame I had chosen. They also used samples to help me envision it. If they felt a color or frame design was not what I wanted they would try to educate me as to why. They even gave me a discount on service because I had brought in multiple images.
- CHRISTINE E.
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This wonderful little art gallery is worth a visit to view the wonderful artwork on display, much of it by local artists. I had 8 pieces of art custom-framed. Joy and her staff were so much fun to work with. They taught me about my artwork and made appropriate and creative suggestions for mats and frames that I would not have thought of. My pictures are gorgeous. The frames compliment my pictures in terms of mood and color, and they suit my own personal spirit and style perfectly. Highly recommended.
- PATRICIA C.
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Their work is outstanding. They are very friendly and professional. When they tell you an item is going to be ready it is always that date or earlier. They also notify you when the work is done. Their prices are extremely reasonable.
- ARLENE W.
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PO Box 10441
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CGGC Contractors

180 Mt.Pleasant rd
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Chris Franc Construction

226 Monks Rd.
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