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Extremely poor communication, many finance mistakes, very poor project management and unreliable promises upon project follow-ups by home owners; quality of the final work is good; not the least expensive contractors out there, which is ok. The job was scoped to take 3-5 weeks & took 4.5 months. Multiple requests for a timeline were ignored until month 3 & were still materially off from the final completion date. Promises to put more people on the project were plentiful but never materialized throughout the project. Phone/email communication with project manager is absolutely useless - go to owner directly. We were asked to pay thousands of dollars for unauthorized work although contract clearly stated new items had to be discussed & authorized by home owners. Initial contract with multiple pages of itemized costs did not add up to the total charges line & after a heated discussion we were forced to pay the "true" total although we evaluated vendors based on itemized costs to compare & understand the scope - this was a $10K surprise & handled very unprofessionally by owner & project manager. Multiple invoices had math issues, even after pointing it out several times, the math was off. Trying to get any clarify on a project & dealing with the company was the most stress we've had in 20 years & the company is absolutely ignorant of homeowner's concerns - if you reach the owner, empty promises are made all the time, but, in reality, every point, made nicely & professionally, is completely ignored. Stay away.
- Pavlo G.
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and his team arrived promptly and got right to work removing our old spa. The surrounding deck was cut up and removed, the spa drained and hauled away, electrical disconnected, and the concrete patio underneath was thoroughly pressure-washed. They were done in less than three hours and you can barely tell the spa was ever there....More /> We did have some pressure treated lumber that they were unable to haul away due to landfill restrictions, but were up-front and honest about this prior to starting work. Also, because they work throughout California they lump their jobs together, which will limit your scheduling options.
Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend their services to anyone with a spa or deck that needs to be removed.
- Brian T.
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We are very pleased with the job. We found working with
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Wood, owner of
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of Almaden, and his own crew and sub-contractors a very pleasant experience. We had put off home improvement projects because of friends' and our own horror stories resulting from unpleasant experiences working with home contractors. We have been very pleased with the work
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and his crew have done for us. They are efficient, pleasant, dependable, and excellent craftsmen. We will use them again.
- Mary Ann B.
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The
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crew went all out to get one of our bathrooms remodeled and repaint the house inside and out. When they ran into dry rot in the bathroom it was handled without any drama and with no extra charge. My neighbor's have all commented on the the showroom look of the tile work in the the bathroom and how the 50 year old house looks brand new from the outside. The job went very quickly and I really felt that we received great value for the money spent. So we are now starting on the kitchen and
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and the crew have displayed great vision and idea's for the kitchen and we can't wait for that outcome.
- Erik I.
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The entire process was excellent. I would highly recommend
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to anyone.
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(the owner) was a pleasure to work with. Our project was not large by any means, we have a very small yard, but he took on our project with enthusiasm. He offered great suggestions and was flexible within our budget, allowing us to get what we wanted for what we could afford.
- Kimberley O.
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This was the second time I called
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to do some work, and though I didn't think I could be more satisfied with his work, I was wrong.
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surpassed his previous excellent quality with the new project. This time, I was replacing a window with a door to my patio and installing a light.
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arrived promptly (actually, early, but more on that later) and began work immediately.
By noon he had removed the window and made the opening. We set the door in place and he was right back at work--I had worried that, since it was a two-day job, I would have to deal with a hole in the wall or cold air seeping in through cracks or a single
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of shingles...but by the time he wrapped up at five, the door was in, the walls repaired, the insulation replaced. All that was left for the second day was the detail work.
On Sunday, he showed up (again, early) and did the detail work--he replaced the exterior shingles, patched the dry wall (taped it, mudded it), put up the molding...and then, because I hadn't gotten around to putting the molding back up around his previous job, he fixed that for me too...
This guy is an artist--he takes real pride in his work and has the skills to get the job done quickly, professionally, and exceeding expectations.
So what's not to love? Right--so here it is: if you make an appointment for say, 8:00 am Saturday morning, DO NOT GO OUT DRINKING THE NIGHT BEFORE!
I get a voicemail at 7:45 am, "Hey, traffic was light--I'm waiting outside..."
Build this into your calculations: THIS GUY IS PROMPT!
- Elliott C.
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I was very pleased with the entire process.
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was very flexible in meeting me when my schedule was open. I was prepared ahead of time to tell him exactly what I was looking to do so the initial process didn't take very long.
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was extremely thorough in his estimate. He had the exact scope that we discussed on the estimate with drawings of the individual elements. He explained the terms and conditions in great detail and left me with the estimate to decide if I wanted to proceed.

We decided to proceed with the project and
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kept in touch with the scheduling. We had to work around some inclement weather but the project finally got underway after a delay of about 10 days. Things proceeded quickly once the project got started. The carpenter did amazing work in some pretty difficult areas and did a fantastic job on the bench. He is truly very, very good.

After the deck renovation was complete the pressure washing, staining took place a few days later. Once again I was very please with the results. The old deck materials look much better than they did previously and the new additions look very good.

I would recommend
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for any deck repair or staining project.
- Brandon S.
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They were absolutely awesome one of the best contractors I have ever hired. They did exactly what they said they were going to do and even some things over and above without charge. They even took out a tree that was not in the contract. I can't say enough good about them. As far as price, that's a funny thing because you get what you pay for. I could have paid less but I don't think I would have gotten the quality. I will absolutely use them again.
- Troy D.
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did an excellent job, they came by the house and sent an estimate, which answered all my questions.
They were very responsive with either email or cell phone. I couldn't be at home at any of the appointments and they did an excellent job without anybody being at home. They cleaned up behind them and were overall very professional. I would definitly hire them again, the deck looks like new.
- Rachelle S.
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I had four sections of fence that was leaning, a front gate and a deck that needed replacement.

I wanted the estimate to include repairing the leaning section of fence, replace the leaning section of fence and replace the entire shared fence - I was concern about visible termiate damaged.

The turnaround time from my initial call to the actual estimate was a couple of business days.
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showed up on time and answer all my questions. The estimate was emailed 3 days later.

I also got estimates from a couple of other fencers.
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Fencing cost to repair/replace fence and gate were in line. The estimate for the deck was about $500 higher. I called
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and he matched my lowest price.

I probably made 5-6 changes to the original estimate over the course of 4 weeks - all before committing to anything.
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was patience and responded quickly to each change. When I had a problem with sharing the cost of an 8ft shared fence- one neighbor wanted to repair (not replace) the fence -
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replaced the fence for the cost to repair it. When I found a rotted top plate on another section of fence, after work had started,
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had the top/bottom plate replaced free of charge. That's service!!!

4 fences (about 100ft total) and gate took 2 days. The deck took an additional 3 days because he company ran out of the brackets. However, the company did call ahead of time to explain there would be a delay.

Whenever there was an issue (e.g., tree was in the way, problem with height of fence when transitioning from concrete patio to dirt), the workers let me know before doing anything and what the alternatives were.

The job site was left clean and they even ask if I wanted them to remove some leftover construction material. Again, Great Service!

There was two minor problems (a kickboard cracked/split) and some green mold/putty stuff on the pressured treated posts (not sure if it is safe to sand off) - but
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is responding quickly to address the problem.

I am extremely happy with the fence, deck, gate and quality of workmanship. While
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Fencing was not the cheapest I felt they were worth it.

The two downsides are:

1) The process of picking a style of gate could be much easier. There are no prices on the web site or no reason why one gate style could cost 5x more than another. A
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$, $$, $$$, $$$$ next to each gate style would do wonders.

2) The estimate on the deck was initially $500 higher than the average estimate. Not clear why there was a difference (workmanship, foundation, material)?
- Mark T.
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All Deck Builders in San Jose, CA

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Bradshaw Construction

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Brady Construction

512 Soquel San Jose Rd
Soquel, CA

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Fremont, CA

Brayton Construction

PO Box 819
Felton, Ca

BRC Home services

Sunnyvale, CA

BRIAN O NEILL CONSTRUCTION

617 EAST ARQUES
Sunnyvale, CA

Brickhouse Construction, Inc.

4500 Holland Tract Rd.
Brentwood, CA

Bright Eagles Construction

10381 Singleton Rd
San Jose, CA

BRJK2 Inc

1220 Tasman Dr
Sunnyvale, CA

BRL Builders

Redwood City, CA

Broadmoore Lumber

1350 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA

Brophy Construction

5465 Blackbird Dr.
Pleasanton, CA

Bruce Bauer Lumber & Supply

134 San Antonio Cir
Mountain View, CA

Bryan Bodas Construction

PO Box 3175
Half Moon Bay, CA

BRYLAND Contracting & Electrical

7172 Regional Street #438
Dublin, CA

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco, CA

Build For Me Construction

3537 La Cienega Way
Cameron Park, CA
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