San Francisco Excavators

in San Francisco, CA

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The sewer line backed up after several loads of laundry on a Sunday. They came out on Sunday and used a camera to find roots filled the line underground. They rooted out what they could. They replaced the pipe from the house to the street revealing a six foot section of pipe filled with roots. They did this without digging a trench but just two holes. One at the house and one at the city connection thirty feet away. They did all the concrete work to replace parts that required access under paving.. It all took about one week with most of the time waiting for city inspectors to arrive.
- William C.
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I needed to get rotting plywood "siding" replaced on one wall of my 1906 Edwardian, and needed to have the entire exterior repainted. And I needed to get it all done in about two months, before the rainy season.
...more /> After getting separate estimates from a handful of painting contractors and siding contractors, I found
based on his excellent Angie's List and Yelp reviews.
immediately impressed me with his ability to understand what I was asking for and help me translate that into what I needed.
's quote was not the cheapest, but it was fair -- and it was the most-detailed estimate I received from any of the contractors I spoke with. I plan to be in this house for a while and wanted work that would last, and
gave me the confidence he could deliver exactly that.

is the general contractor and directly employees his own carpenters. He subs out painting, demolition, and other work.
was on-site nearly every day, keeping an eye on the job, and he was in contact with me nearly as often. He was always easy to reach by phone and email, and returned messages promptly.

The work on the siding went more quickly and smoothly than I had anticipated. With an old house, you expect complications along the way -- and we ran into a few, but
worked through them and kept on schedule. Examples:
Vibration from the exterior siding removal managed to damage some of the interior plaster.
repaired and repainted the interior at his expense. The building inspector mentioned an upcoming code change that would require gypsum board on top of the plywood sheathing for fire protection. Since the code change wasn't in effect yet, the easy thing to do would have been to skip it.
presented the options to me, worked out the (minor) additional cost, and - most importantly - figured out how to fit in the additional work without impacting the schedule.
has some very talented carpenters working for him. We discovered rot in some of the detailed trimwork on the front of the house, and his carpenter
was able to fashion (on-site!) a replacement that is indistinguishable from the original - exactly matching the nearby trim.

The painting also got off to an outstanding start. The paint crew spent nearly three weeks doing absolutely meticulous prep work on the front of my house - scraping, patching, filling, caulking. They handled minor repairs themselves, and called in
's carpenters for a few cases where more significant repairs were needed (like the trim I mentioned above). Their clear attention to detail made me confident the paint job would last.

However -- and this is my only complaint about the entire project -- when it came time to paint the back of the house the work was not up to the high standards of the rest of the project. The prep work was not as detailed, and the painting itself was sloppy -- e.g., the painters didn't bother masking the metal roof of an overhang, and it got covered with overspray; there were also a number of places where the paint was bubbling and cracking. When I complained to
, he got the problems corrected promptly (and this is one reason I feel
is absolutely deserving of an A rating for the entire project). It just seemed surprisingly out of character compared to the "do it right the first time" approach that
's subs delivered on the rest of the job.

accommodated my requested changes along the way -- including a late decision to change from cedar siding to HardiePlank, and some added interior painting as long as the painters were on site. Costs for the additional work were reasonable and at exactly the rates in
's original quote.

One more nice touch:
called me several months after the job was complete, specifically to ask how the paint was holding up on the back of the house where I'd had the problems described above. It's great to find that level of accountability and follow-up in a contractor.
- Michael E.

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& his crew dug up invasive bamboo and then dug a trench for placement of a bamboo
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. Although he doesn't advertise landscaping, he & his crew did a great job after discussing how to accomplish our goals. We earlier had his crew excavate the entire length of our fence for this same purpose (this took several days and was more expensive - $800) and we were so pleased that we had them come back and dig the trench along our front fence. We'll definitely be calling them back to finish off the last remaining area.
- david S.
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I was very pleased with
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's attention to detail and commitment to the job. He answered questions as they arose and gave me options to work with along the way. He stayed on budget. I'm very happy with my new deck, stairs, concrete and door. I have no hesitancy in recommending
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- Mark E.
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Mullhall Construction stepped in and professionally took over the job after our initial contractor informed us that he was unable to start the project. The workers from
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on our site showed up on time every day and were courteous and professional. The lead on the job asked appropriate questions and was open to my comments and concerns.
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checked in with me regularly to make sure the project was moving forward smoothly and to be sure I was happy with the work that was being done and to make sure I was happy with his employees. The foundation they installed is solid and the stairs and porch cover are a beautiful entrance to my home.
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makes sure all of the details are taken care of. Overall, I was very pleased with my experience. I found communication with
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and his crew easy, the work professional, and everyone was trustworthy.
- MICHELLE M.
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I am from the mid west and have worked with contractors, both here and there. I can honestly say that
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is an honest, hard working guy that is extremely concerned with keeping me the costumer, both happy and well informed throughout each project. He knows what he is doing and has high standards, but actually listened to me.
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also has Architectural and Interior design consultancy. I found that this service was unique for contractor but very helpful. They charge me for this service on an hourly rate that was very reasonable. I lived in the house while the work was being done, and it was completed on time and w/minimal disruption. I highly recommend that you consider
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- Ann O.
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perform this work is the best decision we ever could have made. He is, without a doubt, an artist. This property is a TIC, a
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that was built in 1884 and our partner lives in NYC so when it came to designing the newels, let's just say there was a lot of input. Camera-phone pictures, antique photos, drawings, mind-changing, etc. We went over thirty different designs, and
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always listened and brought his ideas to the table with a knack for absorbing where we were all going. He was always available by phone, had total access to our garage/shop, always left his workspace immaculate and was ALWAYS a pleasure to deal with.
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has a great sense of humor; this is very important to us. We have a pretty busy neighborhood with a lot of pretty "dynamic" characters around; my neighbors appreciated
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's sensitivity to parking and car-jockeying, noise issues, debris, and such. Most importantly,
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was always open to our input on design issues and offered excellent advice and solutions. For example, we couldn't really decide what kind of finials we wanted, so
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actually designed an ingenious feature that will enable us to remove and exchange the finial base until we can! This he did of his own accord and at not additional cost to us!
- Alan F.
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The job went very well. Nato, the owner, proved very responsive. He came for an estimate the day of the call and answered all my questions addressed my concerns. A quote was made on the spot. The work was performed on schedule and per the quote. There were no
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costs or unexpected issues. He was flexible and accommodated some additions to the work and helped us find solutions to our drainage issues. The workers were professional and friendly. The crew seemed quite organized. Supplies arrived on time and the workers got the job done expediently. Nato again, was very responsive. He always called back right away and gave us summaries at the end of the day. There was one minor issue with the sprinkler system that showed up a day after the job was done (a wire had gotten loose) and Nato came out and fixed the problem within a couple hours of being called. Overall, I highly recommend
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- Michael C.
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It went very well, surprisingly well. I was more involved with the process at the beginning, but toward the end, I handed over control to the contractor. He finished it up swiftly which was nice, given I was eight months pregnant.
- vicki I.
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and two other crew members came out and worked all day digging. On Tuesday, they laid out the pipes and then put all the dirt back in the ground. We were worried that we could not use our toilets for a couple of days but it was only for half a day on Tuesday. By end of the day Tuesday, it was completed. They poured the concrete on Thurs. and Friday (only because the concrete folks forgot to do the concrete in the garage). Really quick,
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and not disruptive at all. Much less painful than I had anticipated. They also moved a bunch of stuff in the garage for us in order to do the job. Really professional and
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was always a phone call away. I only wished the clean up was faster.
- Ping M.
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Po Box 2657
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341 TORRANO CMN
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520 REED ST.
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2170 Commerce Ave.
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P.O. Box 15453
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PO BOX 1236
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2200 Jerrold Ave
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Acha Construction

765 Warford Ave
Vallejo, CA

ACL General Construction & Remodeling

120 Bonita Court
Rodeo, CA

ACT General Building Construction, Inc.

2912 Diamond Street 300
San Francisco, CA

ACTION EXCAVATION SVC

245 NORTHRIDGE DR
Scotts Valley, CA

ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION

24991 Fairview Ave
Hayward, CA

AcuStruct

2410 Bates Ave
Concord, CA

ADAM DAHIEN CONSTRUCTION

60 E LOMOND ST
Boulder Creek, CA

ADAM MORENO & SONS INC

PO Box 4136
Georgetown, CA

Advanced Plumbing

38 Commerce Pl Ste A
Vacaville, CA

AES General Engineering

2108 Cuttings Wharf Rd
Napa, CA

AFFORDABLE SEPTIC & EXCAVATING

16060 JAMISON CREEK RD
Boulder Creek, CA

AGUILAR & SONS

1116 BERNAL AVE
Burlingame, CA

AIRE EXCAVATING CO

619 VERA AVE
Redwood City, CA
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