Recent Review: Great! Joel and his crew were perfectionists. They worked very well together to create a beautiful, solid and well-built Trex deck. They worked through rain and heat to have it finished in four days. After the deck was finished, they built the new railing for our front porch. Everything was completed and totally cleaned up in five days. Joel and his crew were very pleasant, hard-working, and knowledgeable. The work was well-done and reasonably priced, and we are very happy with JDR Home Improvements!
Recent Review: First, Ed provided a detailed estimate and took us to see several similar projects he had completed. Our old dilapidated porch (screened and with a roof) on the backside of our home needed to be torn down and hauled away. A dumpster was provided, all material had to be hauled uphill. For the new deck (with roof) new foundations for the support beams were cast, the 10' x 20' base was installed and covered with treated wooden boards. The existing steps to the outside were incorporated in the construction. A railing was added on three sides with an exit via the stairs on the side. The roof is closed on the underside (ceiling) and a fan was installed as well as a light on the wall. Since the new roof had a lower angle than the old one, the siding on the entire side of the upper story of the house needed to be replaced. This included insulation and repairs for insect damage. All exposed wood was treated with water seal. Further, in our entrance hallway cracks were filled and repaired and the door was planed to make it close more easily. Also, an old rail fence was removed and taken away. Ed and his team worked diligently and were helpful in any way they could. They freely gave advice and suggestions. They were easy to work with.
Recent Review: After seeing their product at the Minneapolis Home & Garden show we were convinced that this was the right product for our porch improvement work. The guys from EZ-Screen brought samples to our home to help us select frame color and installation method. They took careful measurements of all of the window and door openings and put our order in motion. A few weeks later our windows and door were delivered. We did this work at the same time we had some exterior siding work done by another contractor. We arranged to have that contractor do the actual installation of the EZ-Screen product. The rep from EZ-Screen came out to our site when the installation started to ensure that our contractor understood how to properly install the windows and door. Everything went smoothly and contractor commented on how easy the windows went in. After three full seasons of use we still enjoy the product and we're pleased that we chose this as part of our porch renovation. It has added several additional months to our porch usage in our short Minnesota summer seasons. I highly recommend this product for any new screen porch or porch renovation job!
Business Description: Vintage Restoration has been performing carpentry restoration on old homes and historic landmarks for 20 years. Our woodworking shop, along with proprietary restoration techniques, enable us to provide our clients with turnkey services from foundation reinforcement to the final coat of paint without the use of subcontractors. Owner / lead carpenter David Hopper is on site to ensure uncompromised quality and full communication.
Business Description: Zacchero Construction is a premier general contractor for residential work in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh. We specialize in concrete work, retaining walls, excavation, decks, porches, additions, and interior remodeling. Contact us today for a free estimate!
Recent Review: I am beyond thrilled with my new front porch. I am a very particular person and the entire crew kept me involved in the building process each step of the way. I was able to determine exactly how I wanted the porch to look down to the inch. No one made me feel as if I was difficult or hard to please. Instead, they confirmed to me over and over that their job was to make me happy.
Recent Review: He used marine wood to replace the porch and also used braces. He did a great job and went above and beyond. As if he was doing the job for himself. He ran into quite a few problems and was very great to work with to fix the issues. We were so thankful to have him, he never once lost his cool. He was more concerned about me being able to get in and out of the house with my walker so that I would not have a problem. He went above and beyond what he had to do to get the job done and make sure that we were taken care of in the process. They are very trustworthy as well. He is worth every penny. He even glued a rug down onto the porch for me, and even glued it onto the side to make it look like it was custom made.
Recent Review: Excellent job - we are nervous going from aluminum railing to thick vinyl but are very pleased with how it turned out. We went with Bella because they make their railings and they were able to get the angle we needed coming down the driveway steps - the rest of the companies we had bids from were unable to install the end post where we wanted it. We also went with the aluminum pickets which really opens up the porch.
My 90 year old home was in need of window replacement and porch repair. The contract was drawn up and the windows were replaced quickly. I had to wait a while for the porch repair because of bad weather, but it was well worth the wait. Rick and his crew were very professional and experienced with dealing with older homes. My new porch looks great.
- Deborah T....
ASWEET SUCCESS CONTRACTORS
The estimate was scheduled for a few weeks after my initial call, with a promise that he would call the day before to confirm the exact time of his arrival on the agreed upon day. This was true and he arrived well within that window. He was all-business, which is fine, looked at all the projects I was interested in having completed and then wrote out an estimate. His prices were a bit higher than we'd hoped (thus the B grade there) but we appreciated his straight-forwardness and felt confident that he cared about the quality of his work, something that after some negative experiences with others, we realize is worth paying for. He had an opening in his schedule and began the work almost two weeks later. He and his team were great, professional and friendly and did excellent, efficient work. The kitchen ceiling patch looks better than the other professionals who had originally done the work. His estimate had given a range for best and worst case scenario and our final bill came in right in the middle of that. Some items were completed at the lowest estimated cost, while a few others were added on as he worked and saw problems that should be corrected and took the initiative to do those. We had asked if there were any ways to shave some money off the bill and he gave the option to paint our steps ourselves, which will save a few hundred dollars. He was nice enough to detail how we should do this and what we should use. After many frustrating or simply disappointing experiences with people working in and around my home, contracting people generally leads to some stress on how it will all go. I really appreciate the quality and professionalism of Sweet Success and would use them again, stress-free.
- Treci B....
AA+ PLUS CONCRETE & FOUNDATION REPAIR
Gary and his crew were great. Gary came out to give us a quote for repairs to our large concrete front porch. He was very responsive and got back to us in a timely manner. His crew showed up on the scheduled days at the time appointed. They worked all day for two days to make the repairs, resurface and paint porch. Our porch looks great. I would recommend A Plus Concrete.
- Kelley S....
ASWEET SUCCESS CONTRACTORS
Work was done very well. They were able to bring a carpenter in almost immediately to do more extensive wood repair, which is pretty amazing! They were respectful, quiet and worked steadily. Porch finish looks great
- Diane M....
AKeenan's Handyman Service
HE WAS PLEASANT, PROMPT, DID THE JOB AS QUOTED AND REASONABLY PRICED.AND DID THE JOB AS QUOTED THE OMNISTONE PORCH REPAIR TOOK LONGER THAN EXPECTED AND HE FIRMLY STOOD BY HIS QUOTE
- Elaine E....
BMike Simcoe Construction
They were diligent and we were satisfied with the work that was done. They were good about keeping us informed of expenses and what was going on with the materials. There was a deviation in the estimate.
- Jeannine L....
AMr. Handyman of South Pittsburgh
They were extremely responsive, gave me a great estimate and completed the work in time. They did a great job on our porch repair and gave me excellent information about the window repair even though they could not repair it. Thank you for your service.
- Judith K....
AK C Contracting
John first had to deal with our township building inspector who was very strict. Once the work was started he and the crew arrived promptly every morning and worked all day. John and his crew made great suggestions throughout the process to insure that we would be satisfied with the end result. Their work was so good we asked them to redo the roof on the entire house. Of course because of all of the changes the final cost was more than the estimate, but we feel we got good value and are very pleased with the final product.
- Geraldine B....
He came back several times. Every time he would try to repair it, it would be worst and my dad ended up with more leaks. He tried and tried but he could not do anything else so he did actually refund my dad’s money; I will give him credit for that. He was hard to get a hold of and he did not return calls but his pricing was fair. I would not recommend this company.
- Linda G....
AA+ PLUS CONCRETE & FOUNDATION REPAIR
Gary Salerno, the owner, came to my house within 24 hours of initial contact. He was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. He told me exactly what the repair would entail, showed example pictures, duration of work and the price (very reasonable!). I had a written quote the next day. The work was scheduled for 3 weeks later. On the day of, his crew - Walt and Cody - kept me apprised of their arrival time (they had another job before mine). They were done about 4 hours later. I was thrilled when I saw their work! I had to look really closely to see where the crack had been.... if you didn't know where to look, you wouldn't notice it. Walt & Cody actually went above and beyond the scope of work to turn in a perfect job which I sincerely appreciate. In the attached photos, you can see before & after shots. Their work was neat, tidy, they did a good job of clean-up, I couldn't be happier! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend A+ Concrete Repair and am having them back to repair two sets of concrete stairs and sidewalk at the front of my house!