Our retaining wall began to tip almost immediately. Asked Mr. Lopez to fix wall and he would not. Wall was built incorrectly with improper footings a drainage. Mr. Lopez claims the wall failed because my gutter were not cleaned properly. Paver patio was built to high. Water runs into house instead of away. Paver patio is falling apart.
- Patrick H....
AHome Force Builders Inc
Mike and Tony were awesome. They were always on time and the work was wrapped up exactly when they said it would be. They were clean and courteous about making sure my light carpet on the first floor was kept clean on entering and leaving. Mike communicated everything they were doing and listened to what I wanted. I had an old paint color on my walls that had changed in color a little bit because of VOCs (?) and Mike made sure to match it perfectly to the rest of the walls. I came home after work on the day they were finished to a beautiful basement! Very nice people!!!
- Pamela F....
AJames Mangan Masonrywork
James and I negotiated the details of the work and the price entirely by phone or email, since I am an out-of-state landlord. James arrived to review the work at the time appointed. I really appreciated his willingness and ability to listen and understand what I wanted and to discuss solutions and price. He was always pleasant and professional. When rain washed out the original date to begin work, he was able to juggle his calendar to return a few days later. After the work was completed, he took pictures of the areas that were repaired so that I could review the finished work while he was still at the site. The work was outstanding. I couldn't have been more pleased. I would gladly recommend him, and I would definitely use him again.
- Dennis H....
Brendan was very responsive and prompt in coming to give an estimate. Pricing was excellent especially compared to other bids received. References were provided freely. Work began on time. Crew was prompt, courteous and professional. Work done in three days. Follow up call made by Brendan to ensure our satisfaction.
- Jennifer S....
Everything about Aguilar Construction is terrific. Mr. Aguilar comes to the site and announces the estimate on the spot. The estimate never changes. Not even when there may be modest additions and interpretations to the work. The schedule is set and the crew arrives VERY punctually. They know exactly what to do and how to do it. Communications is a strong suit of the team - both on-site and administratively. And, of course, they know their work - repairing walls and painting them. The cleanup at the end of each day and the end of the project was like nothing we've ever experienced before...like it was their own homes. We look forward to working with Mr. Aguilar and his team in the future.
- Diane F....
I was impressed because it was very neatly done. There was no mortar laying around or bushes wrecked. Everything was done very efficiently. They were very professional and neat by laying down paper and if we thought we saw some paint on anything else that we felt didn’t need to be painted, they would take care of it right away.
- Don L....
ACoast to Coast Masonry Group Inc
Mr. Romen Zajac, the owner of Coast to Coast Masonry Group was very punctual and professional in providing his initial evaluation and cost estimates. He provided a series of options for repair of our basement walls, from the minimum necessary to improve the appearance of the deteriorated wall to a more in-depth repair that would be structural as well as cosmetic. He did not try to push any of the options on us but was very flexible, allowing us to balance the choice of repair strategies against their cost, without any pressure. While it is not easy to compare the estimates given by the vendor with those given by other companies, since each bidding vendor proposed somewhat different work, Mr. Zajac's estimate seemed comparable to others we received. It was certainly a more complete and flexible estimate than others provided. At least one other bidder was very aggressive and tried to badger us into choosing a cheaper repair that was purely cosmetic. The Coast to Coast work team arrived punctually on the appointed day and did a good job of repairing the basement wall and tuck pointing the outer walls of the house. They were very professional and polite. After the job was completed, Mr. Zajac personally inspected the work. He felt that the tuck pointing was incomplete in some areas and had his team return to complete the project to his (and our) satisfaction. He also felt that clean up was inadequate, so his team returned an additional day to more thoroughly clean the area around our house, including a careful cleaning and washing of our large front porch. Moreover, Mr. Zajac was extremely responsive to our requests. Customer satisfaction was clearly very important to him. Altogether, we were very satisfied with the work and found dealing with Coast to Coast Masonry Group very pleasant.
- David T....
ACoast to Coast Masonry Group Inc
I have used a number of contractors since owning my house. Without a doubt Coast to Coast is the best company I have used from Angies List. They are a superior company in their trade and take approach the job as if it were there own home. I will try to articulate why they are such a phenomenal company below and why other companies should strive to achieve their performance. Reason for Work: I had a contractor over doing a very complicated job where there was a very real possibility that due to the nature of the job that tuck-pointing may be required. Unfortunately when the contractor did the demo damage to my basement wall was so severe, it was beyond the skill of the contractor to repair. The basement wall was in such bad shape I I could see outside. I have previously used Coast to Coast Masonry Group Inc. with excellent results and thus immediately called Coast to Coast. I explained this was a semi-emergency since I did not want rain and small pests entering my house due to the large cracks in the basement wall. Coast to Coast came out within one day and reassured me they could fix my issue and quickly. Stanley was the representative that came out and did a wonderful job of explaining the recommended solution. Stanley did not recommend a quick fix like some other companies may have, but a well thought out plan based on the damage to my wall and the goal of fixing the issue once. It gets better. They agreed to come out on a Saturday which was huge for me so I did not need to take a precious day off from work. They showed up at the promised time and carried out the work with extreme skill and professionalism. I closely monitored the process and not at one point was there anything that gave me hesitation or concern. The 2 tradesman that did the work were extremely courteous and friendly. Clean-Up was done so well I could not tell that they were here today other than the great looking repaired wall ! Fantastic job Coast to Coast ! If my words do not prove my exuberance of their job, then see attached for pictures.
- Peter O....
ACreative Edge Carpentry LLC
Mark did a great job. He was on time, communicated with us, completed the work in his estimated time and cleaned up the work area each day. We are very happy with the job he did and highly recommend him.
- George V....
ACoast to Coast Masonry Group Inc
Job was done quickly and workmanship was outstanding. Roman and crew chief were great and answered all questions. Roman made some good suggestion. Quote was thorough and very detailed. No issues. They even hosed off the dust from the house and windows. House looks great and the new work blends in very nicely.
Recent Review: Can't say enough good things about our experience with AAA-1 Masonry & Tuckpointing. We had two holding walls with brick that was deteriorating. They power washed to identify which bricks needed to be removed and swapped out those bricks with new ones. In addition they replaced the capstones on the two walls with larger capstones to provide the walls more protection from the elements. Everything was sealed and completed flawlessly. The crew was experienced and professional. Since the work was done this summer, our walls don't even get wet from rain! We are so grateful for the expert repair but also the guidance that replacing the capstones would provide more of a long term solution. Highly recommend these guys for your masonry needs.
Recent Review: The common brick in the back of the house needed tuck pointing. One wall in particular was in bad shape as rain water from the second floor roof had, over time, worked its way down that side. Another solid rated masonry company bid the job with a strong recommendation to remove a bunch of rows of brick and to replace them. They also noted the need for me to use a roofer to install a gutter on that side. Paul was certain that wall could be returned to great shape with a few bricks changed and a serious amount of grind it out tuck pointing. After discussion he also noted his people would install a 3 inch stainless solid extension and support to the thin lip of flashing over that wall. They did the flashing and serious amounts of grind it out tuck pointing on that wall and the one on the other side (South and North). They also tuck pointed and replaced a few bricks on the East wall which was not in too bad a condition. They came as scheduled - worked well - cleaned up - etc. Paul checked on my satisfaction with the work and I was satisfied and pleased.
Recent Review: Harvey and his team are fantastic. The are hardworking, knowledgeable and honest!! Harvey worked fanstically with us, from quotes, revisions, discussions etc.. Just how you would like a business and service provider to be. He was onsite and worked hard. Highly recommend Ecoscape and will call them again for other projects we may have.
Business Description: Leave the heavy duty work for us. All you have to do is hang your memories on the wall!1 We have been in business for over 15 years in the Chicagoland area. Customers are always emphasized in effective planning, as they are a part of the project team collaboration. We believe in transparent client communication and work according to the customer's needs and preferences.