Buchanan Excavators

Buchanan, MI

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They were very responsive, punctual, and followed up promptly. The quote was in the same ballpark as all other quotes we got, and they always provided us with answers to our questions. We decided not to follow up on the construction for reasons unrelated to their professionalism and cost. All in all, they were helpful, responsive, and the project was fairly priced.
- helen C.
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did a terrific job. He was very prompt and complete, truly professional.
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has a great eye for detail and when we asked if he could fix a drainage problem with the driveway he added it to the project and did a great job the same day.
- SHARON W.
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The owner was very responsive with providing the estimate and answering my questions. They performed the work in a very timely manner and the crew was very professional. I would highly recommend them. I was totally satisfied with the price, quality of work and timeliness.
- Todd B.
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Overall very pleased with job. The estimate was provided along with some recommendations that we accepted and were glad we did. A drainage issue was included in the recommendation and he even cleaned out a stopped gutter after it was encountered. The excavation went smoothly, there was a slight delay on the concrete pour as the crew was behind on another project, but they showed up the next day and crew was pleasant and professional. I definitely recommend this contractor and will call them again in the future when needed.
- Wayne S.
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Lane, the owner and drainage specialist and
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, also a drainage specialist were the two people we had dealt with. Both were extremely friendly, professional, and clearly knew what needed to be done. They came highly recommended in the
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County Top Three Quick Pick reference guide for 2012 and 2013. We also got several other companies give us estimates as well. When they came to give an estimate, there was no high salesman pitch approach and we really liked that. We also felt the waterproofing issue needed to be addressed from the grading of the yard on the outside of the home. They started on April 16 and were done in 3-4 days, exactly as they predicted. Their crew was extremely professional and worked in tandem. The testament to their work was that approximately 10 days after their completion, it rained ALOT and when I went down into the basement with trepidation, and since there would always be water, it was bone dry! Was I dreaming? I couldn't believe it really happened. I wanted to celebrate! To elaborate further, we just had record rains this past week, which is August, and again, not a drop of water in the basement. We always look outside and see that the pump is taking water out into the street and enjoy the view. If you want peace of mind, not to mention increasing your home sale value for getting this issue resolved, it was worth every penny. We recommend this company 100%!!!
- Joy G.
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It went very well. Did everything in steps daily for 3 days, then came back 2 weeks later to pave. Removed asphault and
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down 2+ feet, hauled away dirt and replaced with new dirt/gravel and fabric
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because I have a lot of heaving. The owner was the estimate person & he was on site the whole project. I find this a great asset because when having other outside projects done in past, the person who is doing the estimate is not there when the work crew shows up & things to be done are not comunicated completely. But this owner is hands on & goes out of his way to make sure it is done right. They showed up on time & picked up after themselves when done. They communicated every step of the way even when it came time to charge in 2 payments. I would recommend this company for sure. And his price out beat everyone.
- Patricia E.
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I hired
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last year to level out my yard and help install drainage around house, and to build a patio and custom granite cobblestone stairs. I can't thank
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enough for the great job he did at my house. The stairs were tedious and difficult build, but he did so with no complaints. My hilly yard was a nightmare to maneuver his machine around and the soil was full of large aggregate which was h****** his machine and him as the operator.
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was also in demand to begin other jobs. Despite all of this , due to
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's diligence and integrity, he finished my difficult yard, where other contractors would have left to make more money somewhere else. Throughout the job
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remained flexible to the many add-ons and changes I made. His main focus is to get the job he was hired to do it absolutely right and to the customers satisfaction.
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did a great job and my family and I are enjoying a nice dry basement thanks to the drainage he installed and a great yard for my kids to play in. He's a great hard working , intelligent, super honest contractor to work with. I highly recommend his work to anyone.
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- Erik M.
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The excavation work creating two flat areas was sloppy. There should have been like two rectangles with a berm between them. They ended up being more like ovals, so when I'm mowing, I have to cut in figure 8's to accommodate the width on one end. The upper flat spot is wider on the end opposite of the lower flat area. On a riding lawn mower it is very inconvenient. He was supposed to add a drain field, instead rain a four inch tube from the berm base through my yard and left it to drain across a public sidewalk. The drain is inadequate, and causes my lower flat grass area to have standing water about 9 months of the year. His bid included a drain field "if necessary" but he refuses to respond to my emails, texts, or phone calls. His company completed the job so late last fall that it wasn't necessary to use the sprinkler on the hydro seed until this spring. No one informed me of what zones were the sprinklers and what were the drip systems. Obviously I can figure out the sprinkler zones, but not so easy to figure out the drip systems, especially when they were wired incorrectly. I could not program the drip systems to turn on from the control box. I paid $3800.00 for the irrigation system, but had to have someone else fix it because
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failed to respond to my phone call for help with the sprinkler system. When I purchased the property it already had a rock retaining wall behind the house but I needed a portion of it cut back further to accommodate a garden shed.
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agreed to cut it back, but did not install the boulders to prevent erosion. I asked if he was going to install rock on the wall. He said, "Yes." But they only put river rock at the base of the wall. I had to pay another landscaper $2,000 to complete the wall before erosion began. He moved and/or installed about 40 trees. He asked me how many
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Cyprus he needed to plant. I said I didn't know, but that I wanted a
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between my yard and the heavily traveled street beside my property. There were a few existing
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Cyprus that his crew moved, and then planted more. He didn't plant them side by side, but rather in a zig zag pattern so now traffic and pedestrians can see into my backyard by simply looking at an angle. I purchased 26 more trees following his work. When I got them home to plant, his employees were working next door. They informed me that
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was coming to the job site soon. I asked them to let him know I was interested in hiring them to plant my trees. They did tell him, but he left without ever coming to discuss it with me, even though his employees told me that didn't have a full day's work. That was the beginning of
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ignoring my requests. After he finished the work I asked for a statement. He promised his bookkeeper would send it the next week but I never received it, even though I reminded him. Maybe that was because he wanted no evidence of payment. He offered that if I paid him cash, that he wouldn't charge the WA sales tax. Obviously he wasn't reporting it as income. I did not find his work very creative. He didn't offer any landscaping suggestions to me. He may know how to plant a tree, but he didn't suggest any landscaping ideas. I would never recommend
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- Joyce H.
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I called 3 places for quotes on regraveling my driveway.
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is the only one who answered his own phone on my first call, and told me he'd be out to see it the next day, and was there precisely on time. My driveway is like a road, over 500 ft long, it crosses my 1 acre property, it was last regraveled about 15 years ago and it was a mess.
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told me that he'd level it, tear up the overgrown areas and pave it with the gravel that I chose. He even suggested that to reduce my cost I could order the gravel myself and have it delivered and then he wouldn't need to charge me for his larger truck. I did that and my total cost for the driveway was about $2700. The other quotes I got (including gravel and delivery) were $4000 and over.
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told me when he could do it, called me the night before and his employee was there by 700am. I left my house at 6am and returned at 4pm to find this beautiful, smooth, level driveway that greatly enhanced my home. After
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had given me a quote I asked if he could add a third parking space on a fairly level area where I gathered yard waste but didn't landscape it. Not only did he add the space, he added footage by leveling out the old trees, etc that were there. And he rimmed it with a tree
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that had fallen in my yard. It is beautiful! And prior to
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saving that space it was an eyesore. My son was home the day this was done and he talked with
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's employee and found him to be polite, professional and a pleasure to talk to. My son also said he never stopped working from the time he arrived until he left. There was absolutely no mess left behind, you would have thought that this beautiful driveway had always been there. Also, it has since rained heavily and there's no drainage problem at all, the runoff is perfect. .When
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came to give me a quote I told him I almost didn't call him because his website seemed to indicate that he did very heavy construction work and I thought my job was too small. His reply, "I started out small and I don't forget."
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- Joan C.
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They did a great job. We have struggled for several years with septic problems and wasted A LOT of money because other contractors did work that did not eliminate our problem. They knew exactly how to fix our problem and were comparable in price with others. They are very nice and knowledgeable and we would definitely have him do work for us again!
- Tiffany W.
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B & B Better Builders

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Additional contact name - barb fewell.

BEVER CONSTRUCTION LLC

3964 WOOD TRL
Buchanan, MI

BEVER EXCAVATING LLC

3964 WOOD TRL
Buchanan, MI

C & E EXCAVATING

53767 COUNTY ROAD 9
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Cahaba Scapes

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D J Crews Group

11225 E 200 N
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First Response Disaster Restoration Specialists

1919 S Michigan St
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Additional dba - first response. additional contact name - al scott. family owned.

Foundation Doctors

1618 Columbia Ave
Fort Wayne, IN
Locally owned and operated. 27 years experience in home restoration and structural repairs.

GREAT LAKES CUSTOM DOZING

409 WOODLAND
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Harman and Associates

U.S. Highway 12
Edwardsburg, MI
Harman and associates has been in business since 1996. our primary business is fencing and...

Henry Smith Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

28586 County Rd 20 W
Elkhart, IN
Family owned & operated. additional phones - (574) 272-1952, (574) 936-1002. see website for...

K & C Contracting LLC

127 Spruce St
South Bend, IN
Contracting and sub-contracting services available. insured and bonded.

KRAIG BEVER

3964 WOOD TRL
Buchanan, MI

LaPlace Plumbing Inc

PO Box 358
Edwardsburg, MI
No job to big or to small, quality work done at reasonable prices, up-front pricing before...

LL GEANS CONSTRUCTION CO

1923 N HOME ST
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Locally owned & operated.

Low Dollar Companies

4056 12B Rd
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All aspects of property preservation & reo services we also do residential & commercial...

MEADE SEPTIC DESIGN

312 RIVER VISTA DR
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Nagy Construction

Osceola, IN
Nagy construction here to provide our services to south bend and surrounding areas! call us...

Nova Basement Systems

2465 N SR 39
La Porte, IN
Nova basement systems isn't your typical company of contractors, we make the search for a...

RUDD'S SEPTIC TANK SVC

2873 W GLENDORA RD
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S Stanley Paving & Sealcoating

4025 N 400 W
Rushville, IN
May contact through email.

Tungsten Group

59245 lewis st
Elkhart, IN
The owner of tungsten group is tired of companies that are interested in customers only as...

wbc custom homes and pole barns

13568 day rd
Mishawaka, IN
Family owned and operated ,employees vary alot during tough economic times,some larger jobs we...

Willis Construction

54300 Rose Road
South Bend, IN
Willis construction focuses on concrete and excavation projects primarily located in the...

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