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The windows are beautiful and excellent for sound and thermal protection. The installation was HORRENDOUS. Their installer started placing the windows on the OUTSIDE of the existing window frames and would have continued doing so until I made them stop. I called
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and their rep came out and forced THEIR contractor after several hours of yelling and screaming to place the windows in the middle of the jambs as I'd been promised they would do. Upon inspection I discovered that there were huge gaps in the caulking that was used around the windows. This was partially remedied by the
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rep who himself tried to finish the job but not completely. I had to finish the caulking myself as I was so tired of dealing with these clowns.
- Craig M.
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This was the best encounter we have ever had with a contractor. BY FAR. If he said he would be there by 8 am, his crew would be there at 7:55. Punctuality is very important to
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's company.
Our 'downhill' foundation was slipping due to age, not catastrophe. In the course of unearthing it,
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found a large crack! Strengthened and repaired it perfectly.
The work was superbly done. To code with inspections. Our garage room is splendidly done.
Cleanly. The crew tidied up every day. On the last day, I found
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hosing down the outside of the garage door, which had a little drywall/mud dust on it!
Responsively: if we had questions,
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and his co-worker
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were always available for consultation. We feel we worked together with
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and
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. There was friendly and respectful give and take.
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and I are deeply impressed.
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is definitely on our go-to list for the future.
- carla W.
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I just hung up from talking with
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, and, I must say I am so impressed with the time he took with me. He deduced through the questions he asked that he was unable to fix my 100+ year old pocket doors. He did however ask me to send him some pictures so that he could give me more information and guide me toward what might need to be done. Superior service in terms of time and information gathering!!
- Jane C.
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"Bill" came to provide the estimate. I had worked with this firm before in a different location and had been very pleased with their work and value. So I called them and made two other bidders wait until A-
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could give me their bid, as I was favorably inclined to go with them, provided the bid were in the same ballpark....More /> Bill was helpful explaining the window types available, and was also knowledgeable in the installation practice with replacement sliding glass doors, cautioning and educating me about "patch" work vs. the proper way of doing it, equivalent to new construction. This was very helpful in making sure that the bids I received were for the same window type and for the same installation technique.
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's bid came in substantially higher than the lowest of three bids I received and I indicated so in an email to Bill. The firm's owner then called me, suggesting a compromise price and explaining the costs of paying workers properly and covering workmen's comp insurance, which allegedly is not done by some of his competitors. I do understand such quandaries and would not take them lightly. Still, the remaining price difference was too large.
I also spent time analyzing the possible reasons why the lowest bidder (not A-
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) had been able to bid as low as he had. The ultimate reasons were low overhead (the original bid was scribbled on the back of a business card) and tight staffing policy -- just one installer, very professional and clearly competent, did the installation in just 1 1/2 days. While I did not ask, his mode of transportation and general appearance suggested adequate compensation. The job was done flawlessly. A review thereof is posted separately.
I have no reason to expect less than an equally excellent job from A-
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matter of a price difference too large to ignore. i would ask them for a bid again on a future job.

- Robert S.
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Things started a bit oddly, but the end result couldn't be better.
"Vlad", the owner, came to give me a bid, shortly after another bidder had departed. Vlad is European (as am I) and slightly "short/impatient" in demeanor compared to local contractors. Asked me what brand and type of windows "the other guy" had specified... His bid was delivered on a business card as opposed to being printed or computer-generated. If you have a similar experience, do not be put off! This is old-world no-nonsense attitude, with *no* adverse consequence!
I quickly came to realize that this lack of "American polish" is probably just a way of keeping overhead low in a business focused on the work product and not on customer hand-holding.
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' bid was sufficiently lower than two other bidders that I felt obliged to spend time to verify that the type of windows installed was identical among the bids. I also verified the manner of replacing the old sliding glass door -- whether the new door would be "patched on to" the old frame, or whether the old frame would be completely removed and replaced by the new one.
I need not have worried. "
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" appeared on the appointed day with a truck full of windows. Re-measured everything carefully before removing the old windows and hauling in the new ones. Another reason for the attractive bid was likely the size of the crew (just one person). Yet
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was clearly highly capable, both in hauling up heavy windows to the second floor (I helped, but he could/would have done it alone if I hadn't been there) as well as in the intricacies of proper installation. Being an engineer and frequent amateur fixer and
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, I couldn't but admire his quick, assured, motions and actions..
When the job was done, after 1 full day and about 4 hours on the second day,
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left behind everything in excellent order and cleaned up, no damage anywhere. Even the interior trim, where it had had to be removed, was put back skillfully and caulked in a way that repainting (which was specifically excluded) was unnecessary.
When I called "Vlad" about what looked to me like missing caulking, he took the time to stop by and explain why this had been deliberate and not an omission. I accepted his explanation and am pleased with the final result.
About the only minor surprise was that the job took longer than the 1 day promised. However, the quality received of both work and windows made this minor inconvenience very much worth it.
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would be the very first contractor I would call for another when I may need window work again.

- Robert S.
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We were thrilled with our experience with
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. After the horror stories one sometimes hears for big projects, we could not have been more pleased.
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is prompt, friendly and straight-forward. He offers sound suggestions, often that saved us money. He referred us to several suppliers to pick out stone, plumbing fixtures, etc. These suppliers were terrific. They all know
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, who then takes care of picking up items as they're available or arranging for delivery -- without our needing to be involved. This was our first improvement on our home, and
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made this such a pleasant, exciting experience. He kept us well informed of progress. There was never a mess for us to face as he kept areas clean each day. In the couple months since the projects were completed, we continue to love the results. There have been no problems, and when we excitedly show people the updates, we don't hesitate to tell them how terrific our contractor was.
We unreservedly recommend
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for your deck or remodeling needs.
- Drew M.
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is absolutely fantastic! He not only was very responsive and of high-quality, but he also provided a reference for additional work (backsplash in kitchen). He was upfront that such a project was beyond his scope but he still provided recommendations and later on in an email even offered links and info regarding his thoughts of what would look good even though he was all done with the projects!
I would partner up with
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again in a heartbeat and encourage anyone else too - very communicative and has a good eye for details and design.
- Salvador B.
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I must say I am so glad that it worked out, because he did a great job. I had a front and back door that were not sitting right in the frames, the doors were damaged and I felt they needed to be replaced. Well, doors are expensive, these would have been even more so since they are not a standard size. I shopped around and the price for two exterior doors in the dimensions I needed were going to cost me nearly $4000.00.
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had a better idea. He suggested that he work on the door, replacing parts, even portions of wood, hinges and hardware. He felt they would be as good as new. I was skeptical, but I figured if it didn't work I'd be ordering doors anyway..so I gave it a try. Am I glad I did. The doors look great, & they FUNCTION perfectly! I would highly recommend
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to anyone and I plan on using him for many more jobs I have around my very old house.
- wendy S.
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WOW! Where to begin?
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and his partner
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are AMAZING. We are a boutique
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agency with a beautiful office in
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Hills, and just opened up shop in San
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. We rented out a unit on Chestnut Street in the heart of the
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that was completely run down, but got a great deal on rent so knew it would be worth it to clean the place up. The floors were trashed, there was piping lining two of the main interior walls, the bathroom was filthy (everything needed to be gutted - tile, toilet, sink, etc). Basically, the place was a MESS and we needed someone who not only had the skills and abilities to clean the place up, but who also truly understood what 'classy' looked like. Per his other great reviews, we contacted
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for an interview. First and foremost, he showed up EARLIER than scheduled by about 10 minutes, in clean
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and a
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shirt with his company name/logo on it. Never in my years have I met a contractor who was so professional (in timeliness, demeanor and appearance), and I grew up in a family of contractors!
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came in, took a thorough look at the place, took some measurements, and gave us a very appropriate and reasonable estimate for the work - he came in right around where we expected. We hired him two hours later, after meeting a couple other contractors who were no where near as charming, professional, and reasonable as
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He began a few days later and brought along
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, his handy partner.
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is equally professional and talented. Again, they showed up about 10 minutes early on the first day of the job. I was already in love with these guys!
They DID IT ALL. Seriously. From installing flooring to gutting the bathroom and building a great shelf, to the paint job and crown molding. They have all the tools they need and their skills are on fire!!!
They BUSTED through the work. I actually had to speed up orders for furniture, etc, because they worked so diligently. They had quoted us two weeks to complete the job, and based on previous remodel experience, I figured that meant a month. They got the job done in 12 days!!!!!
Now, I am a total perfectionist. I want everything done in a certain way (I know, annoying) but
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totally kept up and took what I said and made it perfect. Some contractors want to push their opinions and philosophies, but he was totally comfortable with how I wanted things, which was really, really nice!
I'd also like to touch on how personable and charming
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is. His English is very strong and his communication skills are great. He is funny, polite, and a pleasure to be around.
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is lovely, too, but very quiet and an extremely serious worker (loved it)!
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made me feel totally safe at all times, particularly being a younger woman alone in an office space. There are lots of taboos about contractors, but he was always professional towards me. In fact, I came to really enjoy him and got to know about his family, how he got into the business, etc, all without distracting him from his work.
When
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completed the job, we all knew they had to return for 'final touches' down the road. This include the installation of two interior doors that had to be specially ordered, as well as some final cosmetic touches. In previous experiences, I have had to worry about whether or not my contractor would keep his word and return to finish the job. I called
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when our doors arrived, and knew he had to finish another project. He said he would be available on Thursday, June 14th an would call me several days prior to confirm. And guess what? He did JUST that. He showed up this morning, again 10 minutes early, and ready to bang out the last few things. I was actually EXCITED to revisit with he and
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This man is AMAZING. I would refer him in a heartbeat not just for his professionalism, but also his ability. The office looks incredible and very high-end. He knew how to do everything from installing laminate flooring to hanging our drapes precisely. He tiled our bathroom, installed a large set of Ikea cabinetry (which is no joke) and painted the interior and exterior. He was always on time, clean, and communicated well. He was just a joy to be around and was talented and skilled to boot. LOOK NO FURTHER!
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is your guy!!!!
- Katie V.
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Over the past several years, we had accumulated a pretty healthy list of things we wanted to fix, but that I never found time to fix or didn't know where to start. So I finally turned to Angie's List and found
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there.

I saw all of
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's great reviews so I sent him an email asking for a quote. He was on vacation at the time and yet he replied promptly to let me know when he would be back so we could schedule an estimate.

During the estimate/review, he was very thorough in taking notes on all of the projects we wanted to do. While he was doing work for us, he was very good at communicating with us (my wife and I were both at work). He is very good at asking the right questions and making sure he knows what you want.

What I also appreciated is that when
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wasn't the right person for a particular job (e.g. electrical work), he would bring in someone he knew to do the work or let me know who to contact to make it happen. For the issues that required an electrician, he lined up the electrician himself and a very good one at that.

Overall,
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was awesome! My wife and I both liked him a lot and our kids really liked him too!

Given past experience, I would have expected all that work to take more than a week.
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and his team got it done in 1.5 days! So they work quickly and do a very thorough, high-quality job. It was such a relief to finally get all of these things fixed and gave us a feeling like we had upgraded our house!

I will definitely use
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again in the future and highly recommend him! In fact, I already have a new list of items I need
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to come fix!
- Jeff S.
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All Door Installers in San Francisco, CA

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1 Affordable Handyman

2314 West Ave
Santa Rosa, CA

24 Iocksmith Service

1000 Laurel St
San Carlos, CA

3 Generations Improvements

101 Parkshore Dr
Folsom, CA

4TH STREET WOODWORKING CO

1266 45TH ST
Emeryville, CA

5K Design & Construction Inc

515 Highland Ave
San Mateo, CA

A Nelson Finish Carpentry

1955 Taylor Ave
Newman, CA

A & B DOORS INC

2502 CHANNING AVE
San Jose, CA

A & D AUTOMATIC GATE & ACCESS

5729 SONOMA DR
Pleasanton, CA

A & F GARAGE DOORS & CONSTR

450 MAUD AVE
San Leandro, CA

A & J Doors

4435 1st St
Livermore, CA

A & J DOORS

406 Preston Ct
Livermore, CA

A & S Garage Door Company

112 Beth Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA

A - Z Handyman Services Inc

951 Old County Rd
Belmont, CA

A A ABLE CARPENTRY

919 LILAC ST
Alameda, CA

A A GARAGE DOORS

4425 TREAT BLVD
Concord, CA

A Affordable Handymen Maintenence Services

870 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA

A Any Garage Door Co

6500 Dublin Blvd
Dublin, CA

A Any Garage Door Co

12900 Saratoga Ave
Saratoga, CA

A AnyTime Garage Doors & Gates

1512 Webster St
Alameda, CA

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