I left messages with 3 fireplace contractors found on AngiesList. 2 of the 3 called back. Mike Kravas was the only one who actually showed up. He was prompt and knowledgable. He went through the fireplace options and explained them all very thoroughly including what we could do to keep the original fireplaces. At the time Mike visited, we were planning a major renovation. We then hired a General Contractor for the renovation and requested that American Chimney and Fireplace provide our new fireplace. American Chimney removed the old fireplace. Installation of the new fireplace included running a completely new larger flue up from the second floor living room through the third and fourth floors to the roof and installation of new gas valve. Mike's crew accomplished all of the work in amazingly quick time of 2 days. It was a flurry of activity to say the least!
- Janice W....
Willis Washington of SL Contractors is a skilled craftsman. His finished Work is excellent and he pays attention to every detail. He is very intuitive and anticipates most any situation, and he can figure out a solution to anything. He takes real pride in his work and his efforts show. His abilities are many: cabinet installation, counter tops, hardwood and tile flooring, electrical and lighting, painting, trim. We couldn't be happier with our kitchen remodel. We would hire SL Contractors again to also do our bathrooms. I highly recommend SL Contractors.
- Duncan J....
ATHE FIREPLACE & PATIOPLACE
This experience was the best I had with a contractor. The two Installers arrived on time, did a perfectly clean and professional installation, and finished faster than expected. The new unit works very well. From a deal standpoint, I bought the unit during a sale (10% off), after competitively quoting the unit and installation, for which F&PP was the lowest price overall. If I could give them an A+, I would. Definitely recommended.
- George C....
AArts Stone Masonry Co
Art did an excellent job and we could not be happier with the work he accomplished on replacing our old fireplace brick, hearth and mantel and replacing it with new fireplace stone, hearth and mantel. We are so impressed with Arts attention to detail and workmanship. Art promptly communicated with us at all times either by phone or text and was always on time and did a full days work. We highly recommend Art to anyone who is looking for an excellent mason and a true professional.
- Tim D....
AAl's Chimney Sweep
Al was very prompt for both the estimate and the work. He scheduled the work very quickly after providing the estimate so that my fireplace would be working well for the holidays. The work itself was completed quickly, he demonstrated how to use the new damper, and he left my house spotless. The new fireplace door looks great. I definitely plan to use Al's Chimney Sweep again.
- Eileen K....
FAmerican Chimney & Fireplace, Inc.
I called to get a bid, a guy answered and seemed aggravated I called. I explained what I needed and here's how the conversation proceeded: Where do you live? -Irwin- We charge a fee to drive there. -What's the fee?- 150 dollars -You charge 150 dollars to give me a bid? Yes -Well I guess I'm not interested then. Then I got the dial tone.
- Carrie B....
AAl's Chimney Sweep
Al and another man arrived on time one week after I called for an appointment. He looked at the cracked floor in the fireplace and assessed the chimney. He gave me a quote of 350.00 to sweep and replace the floor and if I agreed with the price he would perform the work that day. He removed the remaining floor and the two men cleaned out the chimney. He then applied a new fireplace floor. It took approx 1 hour to finish up. They were polite and worked around a large Christmas tree without any problems. I thought his response time and work were very good. I'm not sure about the price because I don't have any comparisions quotes. I do believe that the prompt service and the ability to make the repairs that day were a benefit to me and my family and therefore make the price worthwhile. I would recommend his service.
- Ellen R....
AAmerican Chimney & Fireplace, Inc.
Although it took several weeks after we accepted their estimate for them to contact us to do the work, it was during their busy season. They arrived promptly when they said they would, were very considerate with covering the floors and furniture, as well as cleaning up their mess when they were done. Mike even took a bit of extra time to make sure that we were didn't have any problems using our new fireplace and notifying us of common safety issues.
- Leia G....
AAnderson Chimneys Fireplaces Masonry
Our house was built in 1903 and we moved here a year and a half ago. From his first meeting with us, Ron explained the entire process and all the work involved. Since he is from the area he is familiar with older homes and knows the kind of work involved. He showed us pictures and video of similar projects he had done in the past. Ron and his workers came on a Monday to do the outside work cleaning the chimney, pointing and installing the cap and also started the demolition of the fireplace inside in order to install the insert. They continued the work the following day, doing more inside work on the fireplace. He had to order the insert, so he came back to finish the work about 2 weeks later when the insert arrived. He returned another day to just spray paint the insert black. He and his workers were neat and prompt and made sure things were clean when done. They didn't leave a mess and made sure any dust and debris was gone. We are writing this review in front of a fire in our new working wood-burning fireplace!
- Timothy K....
FHearth & Home Furnishings
After hearth and home came to my house to install a circuit board, ignitor and a battery pack, all which were faulty, they said that the insert was not put into the firebox and they would not touch it. I had my contractor come back out and install the firebox. After they received my complaint from the Better Business Bureau, they said that " I had to remove the complaint" and also they are not going to warrant the fireplace or any of the items that were bad to begin with, they left me an voicemail saying they "are washing their hands of the entire problem and would not give me a the faulty part replacements" Just because my contractor had built the surround wrong. My contractor never touched the circuit board where fuses kept on blowing, and the igniter that had caught fire, and the battery pack that had a wire that were all faulty parts. I'm supposed to have a 10 year warranty on these parts, and now they are not warranting anything. I tried to speak with the president of the Kozy Heat a Jim Hussong, where that fireplace was built, about one of their stores, and he didn't even have the guts to call me back himself. To me that's says a lot about a man's character and how he feels about the product that he is selling. I will never use this establishment again and warning to anyone that tries to deal with Hearth and Home in Zelienople Pennsylvania.
Business Description: Matt Mertz Plumbing is the proud winner of the Pittsburgh Tribune GOLD for Plumber and Family Owned Business. Matt Mertz Plumbing is dedicated to resolving your plumbing problems to help you get your life back in order. Our slogan, 'Happiness is just a phone call away' is intended to show you the confidence we have to resolve your plumbing problems, today. 'The Best Mertz In The Business!' There are quite a few companies that have hit the news lately, most are involved in low priced bait and switch scams. We promise to deliver an honest appraisal of the services to be performed, with no commitment required. Our employees are all Certified Master Plumbers, which means that they will not be learning when they arrive at your home. Because we use experienced Master Plumbers, our prices are more competitive, making sure that 'Happiness is just a phone call away'. We offer our 24 hour services to ALL of our customers. If you are having problems, you can be sure that by calling Matt Mertz Plumbing, your plumbing needs will be resolved, when you need them. Cost is determined by the job.
Business Description: Artistic Tree & Landscape Creations hardscaping and landscaping crews take pride in creating custom designs that fits customers style and wants but also functions logically for the space and flow of the area. We can handle a small retaining wall, patio or we can handle running as the head contractor on large projects that include swimming pool installations and renovations, water falls, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, pavilions.
Artistic Tree service crew is run by John Murphy. One of the areas best tree climbers who takes pride in safety and quality. John's outgoing personality makes almost all customers happy and at ease during what can be a little stressful time when a large tree is being removed.
Artistic TLC -- Lawn crew services the north hills of Pittsburgh and in Cranberry and Mars PA. Since 2003 Artistic has been know for reliable and reasonably price lawn mowing services. We try to run a consistent weekly schedule so customers can know when to expect the crew to arrive. Services are billed on a monthly basis.
Artistic TLC -- Landscape Division
Starting in the late winter early spring Artistic TLC landscape divisions starts getting customers landscapes looking beautiful by doing a spring clean up which may include removal of those late falling leaves and branches. Edging and mulching the flower and shrub beds to help keep those weeds down and the moisture in. The crew also handles spring, summer and fall shrub trimming because not all shrubs should be trimmed at the same time of the year. When a landscape is overgrown and needs a pick me up, a landscape renovation can do the trick and enhance the curb appeal which ultimately can increase a homes value. For those new homes Artistic TLC can come up with a landscape design and them provide the installation of the shrubbery and lawn. Other services provided include: Lawn Renovations, Aeration, De-thatching, Overseeding, Fall Clean Ups and Leaf Removal.
Business Description: We are an award winning Unilock contractor that designs and builds outdoor living spaces. We use paving stones and natural components to enhance your property and provide you with beautiful useful space in your yard while increasing the value of your home. We create elaborate settings for your enjoyment which range from a simple seating area with a fire pit to a spectacular outdoor kitchen with a fireplace and built in hot tub. Our skills are not limited to hardscaping as we have been in the green industry for over twenty years. We can design and install plantings with year round interest including trees, shrubs, and perennials that no one in the neighborhood has ever heard of. We are also proficient in outdoor, low voltage lighting for patios, homes, and landscapes. Our reference list is impeccable. Our BBB standing above bar, and our desire to create nothing less than a work of art in your backyard.
Recent Review: Our house was built in 1903 and we moved here a year and a half ago. From his first meeting with us, Ron explained the entire process and all the work involved. Since he is from the area he is familiar with older homes and knows the kind of work involved. He showed us pictures and video of similar projects he had done in the past. Ron and his workers came on a Monday to do the outside work cleaning the chimney, pointing and installing the cap and also started the demolition of the fireplace inside in order to install the insert. They continued the work the following day, doing more inside work on the fireplace. He had to order the insert, so he came back to finish the work about 2 weeks later when the insert arrived. He returned another day to just spray paint the insert black. He and his workers were neat and prompt and made sure things were clean when done. They didn't leave a mess and made sure any dust and debris was gone. We are writing this review in front of a fire in our new working wood-burning fireplace!
Recent Review: Art did an excellent job and we could not be happier with the work he accomplished on replacing our old fireplace brick, hearth and mantel and replacing it with new fireplace stone, hearth and mantel. We are so impressed with Arts attention to detail and workmanship. Art promptly communicated with us at all times either by phone or text and was always on time and did a full days work. We highly recommend Art to anyone who is looking for an excellent mason and a true professional.
Recent Review: We expected the project to take 2 days, but Aleh was able to complete it in 9 hours from start to finish. It was a great experience overall. Since work was done inside the house, I expected some mess. But Aleh was very neat and the place looked Spic and Span throughout the work process. The finished product looked amazing and my wife and have been enjoying our new fireplace for about a year now. I am very greatful to Aleh for doing an excellent job in no time! I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone who plans to start any stone and masonry projects. He is a true A+ contractor!!!