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is a gem!!! He has helped me with numerous projects and I am always pleased by his quality work. Innovative, great work ethic and easy to get along with. Whenever I need something done he is the first person I call. Highly recommend without reservation.
- Karey G.
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We had heard from a neighbor that had used them, that they were fantastic and that we should get a quote from them. Well we had another vendor that we were thinking of using so we looked on the internet and visited a number of contractors and ended up pretty confused. Our last stop was
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's
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location and they were very helpful...so we went to their Plano location. Also very helpful. No pressure sales job, in fact, they recommended a
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price unit than we were considering (when does THAT ever happen?).
Anyway we had
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come out and give us a quote. He was fantastic! Again no up selling, just listened to what we wanted and asked questions about our entertaining habits. His quote was really reasonable and he was able to start within a couple of weeks. As for the construction team...well let's just say if all the people who built our new house were as competent, friendly, and cared about their work as much as these guys, I'd be a happy camper!
So my advice is not even to bother with other quotes...these are the guys you want.
- Joyce F.
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Where do I begin? After I obtained 3 quotes for my paver project, I contracted with Lazarra Brick Pavers because they were the lowest bid. Bad mistake.
First, Chase with
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, when he came to do the initial quote & assessment, gave me a verbal quote of $1,445 with excavation. He did say that it did not include stump grinding. Then I received a written quote from
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Lazarra of Lazarra via email. The written quote was $1,700. I called
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& asked about the difference in the verbal & written quote. I assumed it was due to stump grinding, but I did not get an explicit answer. I told
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that I liked his price but that I was concerned because the other quotes were much higher. We discussed excavation & I mentioned that when Chase was at my house for the initial assessment another person was there to assess the excavation. All of us discussed an area where an old oak tree had been removed years ago. I told
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that I could try and sub out the excavation, but I was unsuccessful in reaching the other person, so I told
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to go ahead with excavation & pavers.
On August 5, 2014 I signed the agreement & gave a deposit of $850.
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said someone would be out Monday, August 11, 2014 to start excavation & follow up on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 for the pavers. Finally in the afternoon of August 11, 2 men showed up to start excavation. They said they wouldn't be able to finish that day, but would be back the next day. They showed up around 10:00 AM. Later that day, they determined that could not excavate the old tree area by hand. I don't know why they thought they could do this by hand - unless no one told them of the tree area. They called
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out to look at the situation (this was the first & only time he came to my house). He agreed a stump grinder was needed.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - no activity; no communication
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - finally one man showed up at 3:00 PM with a piece of equipment. He was here about 10 minutes & left.
Friday, August 15, 2014 - by 12:30 PM no one had showed up again. I emailed
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& asked when someone would be back to finish the job. He wrote back that the first piece of equipment was not big enough, but they would take a larger one there tomorrow.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - once again, no one showed up in the morning. I called Chase this time & he told me someone would be there later that afternoon. I arrived home around 3:00 & one person was there with a large stump grinder. I had to run other errands & when I returned around 4:30 he was gone. I figured he was finished.
Monday, August 18, 2014 - no activity, no email, no communication. At the end of the day, I emailed
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to ask when they would be back to complete the job. I did not receive a reply.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - I called Chase twice. I was told they were on another large school job in Clearwater & couldn't get to mine.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - I was gone all day for work, but when I returned no activity had been done.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - I called Chase again. He said someone should be there any minute to drop off additional supplies, etc. Someone did come to remove the debris from the grinding. And then Chase came by with the trailer to haul the debris. He asked if they could park the trailer in the driveway, as they would need it; I said ok. I asked when they would be returning to finish; he didn't know.
Friday, August 22, 2014 - I called Chase again to ask when they would be back. He said he had to call
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. He called back saying that
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indicated they wouldn't be able to come until Monday, August 25, 2014. I was not very happy, so I left a message for
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on Friday afternoon. I did not receive a phone call.
Monday, August 25, 2014 - I waited all day, but once again, no activity & no communication. I sent a written notice of unsatisfactory performance to
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at 5:00 PM listing the specific unsatisfactory items (listed below) & saying that if no one was at my house by 9:00 AM Tuesday morning, August 26, the agreement would be
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& void.
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replied at 11:48 AM, August 26, that "the facts are much different than what you claim." and "..excavation did not include any stump grinding or tree removal. We had to spend additional time and effort on this differing site condition. It was not part of the original contract and a material omission on your part not to tell us." He indicated I owed another $500 for the additional work - of which he had not discussed with me prior.
Unsatisfactory performance items:
1. Three weeks have passed since the agreement was signed & the deposit charged to my credit card. You have continually put my jog off in favor of other "larger" jobs by your own admission.
2. Poor original job assessment of what work was entailed.
3. There are still tree roots remaining, even after the 2nd stump grinding.
4. The verbal quote was different (lower) than the written quote.
5. I have 3 pallets of pavers sitting on my grass for over a week. (now 2 weeks)
6. A large trailer is taking up a parking space in my driveway for nearly a week. (the trailer miraculously was gone Tuesday morning after I sent my unsatisfactory performance email.)
7. Refusal to return my phone calls & emails.
8. Overall lack of communication of scheduling and commitment to schedule.
I have since had to contract someone else to complete the job, costing me an additional $2300. I was also told by this new paving company that Lazarra had grossly underestimated the amount of pavers needed for the job.
- LAURI L.
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The job was performed on time, on schedule and with skill and attention to detail.
Kankakee Patio Pavers Provider Name Locked
met with me at our home and then again at a supplier to select pavers that would best match our exterior stone. His bid was detailed and submitted via email. We were working on a deadline and
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completed the job well in advance of the date I gave him. His crew was careful with our existing landscaping, cleaned up each day and worked efficiently despite excessive heat/humidity. I highly recommend S&J's Landscaping for high-quality, reasonably priced work.
- TERRI AND STEVE L.
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The overall experience went well except when his workers inadvertently moved a column 5 feet to one side without checking. This threw off the visuals of the fence significantly from our patio and had to be fixed.
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really surprised me when he asked me to pay for this mistake. This is why I give him such a low grade for professionalism. I was very clear about where the columns were to be placed and he admitted that it was his crews error and still he asked me to pay for the error. This is not good customer service and I refused. Our working relationship was never quite the same and I am quite sure had he been dealing with my husband he would never have had the nerve to do that. However, at the end of the day the end product was good.
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's crews work very hard and produce quality work.
- David H.
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theycalled and
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came out same day. gave me the price, which after calling several places for same job,which were out of my budget,i decided to go with
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at
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&paving. sure am glad. i would reccomend is company to anyone needing the services they do. thats
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Brickk and Paving & Landscaping. Call
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Combs 407-509-9677
- ted C.
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We contacted
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based on another Angie's List review.
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got right back with us . We scheduled an appointment within days.
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was prompt and professional. His bid was the best we'd received, not exactly the lowest, but close and it was obvious that he knew what he was doing. We had a "plan" and price in mind.
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was a good listener, but he also knew what was and was not possible within our price range. He had so many money saving ideas that we loved and went with. He was also good to explain what we could do if we wanted to spend more or less. He has a good design eye and turned some real eyesores into very pretty spots on our property. The work was completed within a week. His crew worked nonstop and left everything clean and immaculate.
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was on site almost the entire time. Our dying lawn is now beautiful and all the plants he put in are healthy and have survived the hot summer. We discussed a treatment schedule for the lawn so it will remain healthy. we've never done that with any other company. I think bottom line, we trusted
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, and he's not disappointed us at all. I would recommend to anyone, "just stop shopping and call
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"!
- Elizabeth B.
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Called
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to give us an estimate.
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did come out to our property promptly to look at the project, however, never gave us an estimate or returned any of our phone calls. I will never use them again. You should never have to call a company multiple times to have them provide a service which the customer is paying for.
- gregory A.
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met with us and went over the cost and design of the patio. He was very helpful with suggestions. He finalized the design and gave us a quote on the project. We agreed on a price and signed the agreement ( contract was not done). The work was begun on time and was completed on time. The work crew were excellent (though limited in English). They worked long and hard were artisans in the work. They exceeded my expectations. The workmanship was very good. I had seen picutures but the final product was superb. The patio floor design was inticate, the seating wall was well placed and the walk was beautiful. I can't understate how well the patio turned out. There was one minor problem we had. I called
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and his crew came out and fixed it to my satisfaction with no hassle or cost.
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is a man of his word. His crew are hardworking professionals.
- Gary D.
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I met with 4 contractors, prior to starting the job. All contractors had good reviews on Angie's list. I got 4 bids, including the bid from
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I met with
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from
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. He is the owner. We went over the details of the job, and he explained to me
all the technical options that were available. His explanations were to the point , without any sales pressure.
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's bid was the lowest of the four bids that I received. In fact his bid was almost 50% lower than the highest bid that I received.
Work started on schedule.
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communicated with me, daily, explaining the progress of the work, and what to expect the following day.
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was there every day, supervising, often times participating in the work in progress. His crews were efficient and professional. His foreman was very knowledgeable , and, with his suggestions, contributed to make the result even better than I thought.
The work progressed on schedule, and was completed within the time that had been set for it. The cleanup of the work site was thorough and completed on the last day.
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was very pleasant to deal with. I am very happy with the job that was done at my house.
I would highly recommend
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!
- Jean-Luc N.
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