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    Alpha Structural, Inc.
    Excellent experience again with Alpha Structural. Charlie Rosenkranz came to see the 3-story apartment building in West Hollywood. We discussed what the soft story retrofit plans will likely include. He's knowledgeable and experienced. We appreciated his professional no-pressure approach and answering our questions. Alpha performed an exploratory investigation of the support structure, as architectural plans were not available. They engineered the plans with city approval. They then consulted with us and provided the approved THP (Tenant Habitability Plan) paperwork. Production Manager Dave Schlaich and Job Supervisor Seth Price met me before construction. Dave went over the approved plans and explained the work that would be performed, and the purpose. They both answered all my questions. Lawrence and Antonio were the main work team. They were very pleasant and answered all our questions. Both had great explanations with Lawrence being very detailed. Seth provided timely progress reports by phone and text. He answered all questions, and provided contacts for automatic shut-off gas valves and stucco work. Despite Covid-19, they scheduled and passed inspections, and completed the work in under a month. We've seen projects by other companies stuck in limbo for months with no progress, so we chose Alpha to avoid complications. They removed all debris, and left the property clean. The tenants and neighbors had no complaints. Daniel Aparicio also explained various issues. Communication with everyone, including the office staff, was excellent. We're very pleased with this experience.
    - Oded K.
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    Alpha Structural, Inc.
    This is THE company to use. I had an old 1907 wooden house sitting on a decaying brick foundation and needing a sister foundation installed and a complete seismic retrofit. Even during the bidding process, Brad from Alpha was extremely attentive without being assertive. I contacted four other companies although one I eliminated since they charged a fee for inspecting. Alpha was very timely with their bid and flexible when I needed help with the budget. All the way through the process, every single person at Alpha was extraordinarily good at customer relations, returned emails immediately, and stayed in constant contact throughout the entire process. Whenever there was a slight change to the original plan due to permitting or a plumbing adjustment, Alpha was very proactive and made sure everything was communicated clearly and promptly. I have really NEVER worked with a company that had such excellent communication skills. This is really one reason I selected them to do the work and, even though they may not have been the least expensive, it is worth the extra price for this reason alone. And Alpha Structural's work speaks for itself as well. Everything was done precisely and well beyond code, an unbid section of foundation was provided under the front porch without increase to the budget, and all materials used were of the highest quality. The project went on somewhat longer than estimated due to permit changes and a short weather delay but was still finished in a timely way. My home is our family's largest asset and it is a great relief to now know it is sitting on a solid foundation. The entire process from first to last was excellent and I cannot say enough good things about the way Alpha Structural handled the project. From the front office to the boots on the ground: A++
    - James M.
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    J&C Retrofit Construction Inc.
    I called J & C Retrofit, given that they were listed in the contractors state License Board, and had the necessary certification, provided by the Earthquake Brace & Bolt program, funded by FEMA. Indeed I called a number of companies given EBB recommends at least 3 estimates, and when I called J & C, and asked some questions the contractor, Juan, took the call personally and explained to me the different kinds of retrofits and relative costs, based on condition of foundation, of which I was totally unaware. I was especially impressed by the knowledge, expertise, honesty and patience of the contractor, who unlike other companies I had called who had neglected to explain these different categories, which were then confirmed by another contractor I had previously called. We scheduled an appt, which unlike some other companies, was free and the same contractor I had spoken with, Juan, arrived at scheduled time and spent considerable time under the house and provided us with completely unexpected good news. We bought the house in 2005, and received no paperwork in this regard, and had no idea that one of the previous owners had arranged for this. He also took pictures for our records which we forwarded to our insurance agency. It is within this context that I highly recommended J & P Retrofit
    - Rhonda H.
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    Avalin Seismic Construction Co Inc
    Avalin is a very professionally run construction company. Fred did the work as we agreed upon in a timely manor and I was very satisfied with the whole experience, The workers were on time, did not make a mess and cleaned up at the end of the day. Fred took care of the permit and the inspection by the city. Thanks Fred for a job well done.
    - Clayton S.
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    Avalin Seismic Construction Co Inc
    We wanted to be sure that our house was properly bolted to its foundation for earthquake safety. Avalin will come to your house and take pictures and send a report about conditions for free. They also made a proposal to supplement the insufficient bolting. Owner Fred Avalin was polite and thorough in explaining the process and the difference between the existing foundation bolting on our house and what would be up to current code standards. They took photos of our foundation and offered photos of proper bolting to help me understand. They gave advance notice of inspections and sent information promptly.
    - Anne-Marie S.
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    Golden Retrofit & Foundation Repair
    After the last few earthquakes that we’ve experienced I realized it’s important to ensure that my homes foundation is in good condition. Our home was built in the 40s and hasn’t had any work done on since. I contacted a few different companies and decided to go with golden retrofit because of their honesty and diligence. David came to our house to give the estimate and aside from it being the most reasonable one I also had an affinity towards him which inclined me to choose them even more. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a similar service. Thank you David and golden retrofit!!!
    - Mimi A.
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    Weinstein Construction Corp
    Very pleased with everything from the inspection to the finished work. Also very helpful in providing photos of the work under the house, as well as certifications for my insurance.
    - Shirley B.
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    Creative Home Remodeling Group Inc.
    Excellent workers, fast and efficient, very trustable company. Kris was our project manger front the first project that we did windows, we fixed the foundation paint the exterior of the house, garage been done to drive way looks amazing with new pavers we love. Kris is doing very good job by managing everything, and guaranteeing the all project. We have done several projects with Kris and definitely will be hired in the future for more projects!!
    - Kaz M.
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    Avalin Seismic Construction Co Inc
    Avalin did exactly what we agreed to on the schedule we agreed to for the price we agreed to. I had them do some preventative foundation bracing for my home that was built in 1968 to reduce the chances of my home being damaged by the next big earthquake. The work was completed in one day by 3 very nice gentlemen, and was done right the first time; we passed our Building & Safety inspection with no problem. Highly recommended!
    - Brady D.
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    Alpha Structural, Inc.
    We had excellent experience with Alpha Structural. Charlie Rosenkranz came to see the property and advice. He checked the structures all around and looked in the basement as far as possible beyond the ducts that were filling up the space and would require tunneling to get to some areas under the building. Communication was excellent. He's knowledgeable and experienced. We appreciated his professional no pressure approach and answering our questions. The front main duplex needed Seismic Retrofit; it wasn't bolted and had cripple walls. There were suspect areas in the foundations that would have to be tested when bolting, to see if the concrete is in good shape. After we agreed to their proposal have the work done we scheduled a range date. They had to submit to the city plans for a permit to do the work and wait for the permit to be issued. While doing the retrofit we found out that the foundation in the front corner was damaged and that the building has sunken and was not level at that corner. Charlie worked out the details and bid for the additional work of Partial Foundation Replacement, Posts/piers, and Jack Lift the corner to level it. He explained the details and what's involved to my satisfaction. Alpha obtained the permit for the work and proceeded. The work crew did excellent work. Jose Morales was the Project Supervisor. They completed the work at a good pace, including the delay for the additional work permit, without complications or complaints from the neighbors. The place was left clean. The work was approved in the inspection which they requested and scheduled with the city. The communication with everyone at the office was also very good. We're very pleased with the experience.
    - Oded K.
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