Recent Review: After the Northridge earthquake, we had pilasters installed to shore up the existing slumpstone walls surrounding the backyard. Recently we noticed that some of the pilasters were detaching from the actual wall, but it wasn't until one actually toppled over that we realized that they contained no rebar supports, nor were attached to the wall. So in other words, they were merely decorative and only gave the illusion of support. Since we live on a corner and there were pilasters along the public-facing sidewalk (a lawsuit waiting to happen), we needed to remedy the situation ASAP. We used Angie's List to research local companies who do masonry work. Based on the reviews, Robert Palacios Masonry was highly recommended and we were pleased to receive a call back within 24 hours. I emailed some photos via my iPhone and Bob was able to drop by and provide an estimate the same day. We felt that he gave an honest assessment of what needed to be done and quoted us a fair price. He provided various options, but also gave his recommendation as to the 'best' option vs. a more 'economical' option. The following day we received another estimate which was lower, but we chose to use Robert Palacios Masonry since he didn't cut any corners and we felt that we would be getting a lasting and quality product. Bob's company was able to start work the following day which was important to us. On the promised start date, he and his crew arrived promptly and they always kept us informed of the progress of the project. After a backyard shed was removed, he discovered some previously hidden cracks in a wall that needed repair. Again, we were quoted us a fair price to make those additional repairs. Another plus was that whenever the crew left for the day, the yard was left in a tidy state, which we appreciated. We are very pleased with the wall repair and pilaster replacement provided by Robert Palacios Masonry and would not hesitate to recommend this company to others.
Business Description: Professional handyman services. Our guarantee: On Time, Done Right. General Contractor license #807495. Our Service Technicians are background-checked employees with over 15 years experience each, no subcontractors. We regularly do carpentry, plumbing, electrical, wall repair and much more. We offer real appointments. Busy schedules can make repairs and maintenance hard to get to. Is your "To Do" list overwhelming and unmanageable? One call to Mr. Handyman solves all your home repair headaches.
Business Description: Chris and Son Plumbing,Inc is a small job, service and repair specialty company. It is an owner run company with no employees. Company was founded by my father(who has retired) and I am running the business from what was established. You will be speaking with the person who will be doing the work. I only do the plumbing portion of the work and sub contract any painting, tile, wall repair, to established people. I prefer check or cash as the means of payment. If we are to do a credit card payment, I would go through Pay-pal. I have been in business since February of 1990, Lic # 641866.
Business Description: We are a full service general construction company, involved in both residential and commercial contracting. We offer design/build services on all of our projects. Typically we do not use subcontractors, unless the project involves trades that do not fall under our license. Such trades would include fire sprinklers, asbestos abatement, earth moving, and other specialized trades. We service all of Orange County, CA and parts of Los Angeles. We never charge for consultations and will continue to offer special discounts for Angie's list members. We are in the business of making long lasting relationships with our clients and realize the importance of referral business. We encourage you to look at our website and inquire about some of the different services we offer.
Business Description: Prieto Engineering was started as a driveway business serving the Los Angeles basin. As Prieto's client base has expanded over the years, Prieto has also grown to provide its clients with many other services. It is now into jointly managed by both first and second generation family. They have always prided themselves on responding quickly to their clients needs and provide the highest quality of services. Due to years of experience the knowledgeable staff is able to solve almost any situation placed before them. From inception Prieto has provided free design and construction consultations for all of its clients. Prieto Engineering has always been a leader in quality, service, and attention to detail. As clients have turned to the internet Prieto is now also known as ALLConcrete.com Additional DBAs - J F Prieto Engineering Construction, JF Prieto Engineering Construction.
Recent Review: Very professional and easy to work with. Talked through the repairs and gave estimate. This was an accident that was paid by my neighbors insurance and they were very accommodating with the time frame and schedules of coordinating the the insurance company. It looks like they did an excellent job, the wall looks as good as new.
Excellent quality on both the wall repair and the concrete slab. No problems with the job. The work men were professional, neat and clean. I would recommend them.
- Georgana T....
ABoston Brick & Stone, Inc
The team is very professional. Gets the job done quickly and cleans up after themselves. We have used them before and will continue to use them
- Christine G....
RAOUL VISITED BOTH MY PROPERTY AND THAT OF A FRIEND. IN BOTH CASES, PROMISED TO PROVIDE WRITTEN ESTIMATES FOR MASONRY WORK (BRICK STAIRCASE AND RETAINING WALL REPAIR). IN BOTH CASES FAILED TO PROVIDE ESTIMATES OR TO CONTACT EITHER OF US. A TIME-WASTING AND UNSATISFACTORY EXPERIENCE.
- Mark K....
We had them come out for some home repairs. The only reason we did not use them was because our old builder resurfaced. They were excellent.
- Sioux O....
ACreation Builders Inc
Very professional and easy to work with. Talked through the repairs and gave estimate. This was an accident that was paid by my neighbors insurance and they were very accommodating with the time frame and schedules of coordinating the the insurance company. It looks like they did an excellent job, the wall looks as good as new.
- Admound C....
ABoston Brick & Stone, Inc
Our condo complex had a portion of our retaining wall coming detached and over time would have come away fully which could have resulted in a liability issue. Also planter boxes surrounding our palm trees were cracking due to the roots pushing through. Partly to blame for this is that we had no drainage for the water to escape and all that moisture was accumulating inside the walls. After the problem was assessed, Alex and his team came out to start the project which took about 2 1/2 weeks to complete. They completely tore down the defective wall and rebuilt it, repaired all the cracks in our planter boxes and installed a drainage system across the entire front of the complex. They matched the existing stucco and paint of the building perfectly which is approximately 17 years old. No one can tell this has been repaired at all. The crew was punctual (actually arrived a little early every day), smiling, hard working and very very polite while working on some of the hottest days of summer. No matter what time I came to check on the project, everyone was diligently working non stop. Alex, the supervisor, has also pitched in to help on several occasions. All my phone calls were answered promptly and professionally each and every time. Though they were a bit more expensive than other quotes I received, I am glad I chose Boston Brick & Stone. I would not only recommend them, but would use them again and again. If you want the job done right the first time, call them first.
- Vivian S....
Very well, he came out to provide the estimate, offered info on materials and completed the work discussed on time.
- Anna W....
Andres responded to our property with his crew on-time ready to work. What I like most, was that he listen to me and my needs and made simple reconmendations that saved us money.
- Alton J....
No job is too small for Dan, he and his crew are great handymen. Because our jobs are small, Dan fits us into his schedule when he has time; this usually works best for all of us because we know exactly when he is coming. His crew is resourceful, thorough, informative, and willing to do whatever it takes to make sure the job is well done. We will call him almost any time we have a problem to fix. I feel that we have finally encountered a professional, reliable contractor; it makes everything so much easier!
- Craig L....
AAngel's Masonry & Landscaping
Angel came with a large crew and worked quickly and efficiently. The work was excellent, neat, well-priced, and done on time.