Mountain Ranch Carport Building

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Recent Review: The only pleasant experience with this whole project has been dealing with Redwood Empire Roofing.  They returned to correct the area which had leaked and have also called back to be sure everything was still holding up after the repair.  Unfortunately, I am not sure if Mr. Crawford haspaid them for their efforts.  The leaking problem was caused by Mr. Crawford's improper flashing where the new roof joined the house.  Redwood Empire Roofing fixed that problem.  They were wonderful! From start to finish, this project has taken two years.  Problems started with the architect who designed something which we were told had to be constructed that way because of issues with the City of Eureka Building Department.  Unfortunately, we found out after the carport was built that the City would have approved what we had originally wanted.  Obviously, both Mr. Crawford and the architect he hired were unfamiliar with thebuilding code and did not makeany efforts to satisfy his customer.  Work on the carport ceased in January of 2012.  Mr. Crawford left the project with gaping holes where the concrete had been chopped away to provide the footings for the carport supports.  At least two incidents occurred where these holes caused injuries. During February and March of 2012, leaks in the roof caused the finished ceilling to buckle and detach. Mr. Crawford's solution to the problem was to tear out sections of the ceiling in order to allow the concealed underside of the roof to dry.  That was the last time that Mr. Crawford did any work on the project. I was left to contact the roofing company on my own, to deal with the City to have the project inspected and to go about having Mr. Crawford's faulty work repaired.  When the City Building Department inspected the project they issued a Notice of Correction for the work that had been done and also noted that the contractor had not provided any venting for the project which would have resulted in dryrot had it not been addressed.   The Building Inspector also told me at that time that there would have been absolutely no problem in having the original design I had wanted implemented.  Unfortunately, it would have cost me too much to correct Mr. Crawford's design. While Mr. Crawford was still communicating with me, he was given an additional check for $2,500.00 as a deposit for the driveway work to be done.  He never purchased any materials or did any work for that money.  I guess he thought it was a bonus for work poorly done. My only recourse was to file a Small Claims Action against Mr.Crawford for the repair work to the carport.  His reply to me was to file Bankruptcy.  This is the second time he has done this to his creditors.  This behavior causes me to think that he is a truly disreputable person.  Had he been an honorable man, he would have corrected the damage to theproject.  All that  was required was labor.  Also the $2,500 taken for work never performed could have been worked out on other projects. 
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Recent Review: I'm in Palmdale CA, 15th Street W. and Avenue O.  Sure glad I found United Carports!  Great customer service, Diane promptly answered my many questions.  We communicated mostly by email with a few phone calls.  She promptly adjusted price based on my several changes to specifications and options.  Price was VERY good compared to others after much online shopping and estimates from local contractors.  I got the certified plans from United Carports and used those plans to get the permit for LA County (a "learning experience").   I was quite nervous about the down payment and $500 for the plans as I didn't know if plans would be approved.  After a couple of mods to the plans and about $3500 to the County, they were approved much to my relief.  It took about 3 months for County to approve them. After finally getting approved plans,  I got a local contractor for the concrete floor, he just followed the plans and did an excellent job.  Then United Carports sent out a team to put up the building.  It took about 2 1/2 days.  It was obviously an experienced installation team with 2 to 6 installers working on it at any given time.  I'm VERY happy with the results, it is rated for 110 mph winds per County requirements for Antelope Valley so it is a little more sturdy than the standard frame.   The building isn't perfect but I didn't expect perfection for the price.  The building is sound and was wind/rain tested a couple of days after the install.  I got some drafts and blow-in around the bottom base rail.  I asked United Carports about methods for better sealing .  I was just looking for some tips on getting a better seal and fully expected to do it myself.  But the next day one of the owners made the 4-hour round trip to my house to help with sealing!  Awesome customer support after the install!  The standard roll-up doors are a bit "cheesy" but quite serviceable.  I ordered optional seals around them but they still won't be sealed well around the sides.  For the price, I didn't expect any better.  If I decide better roll-up doors are needed in the future, then it appears it won't be  difficult to replace them. Windows and walk-in doors were good quality. Overall, a great experience working with United Carports customer service and the installation team.  I am quite impressed with the final product, it exceeds my expectations.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Reviews in Mountain Ranch to Build Carport

FBryan Crawford Construction Inc
The only pleasant experience with this whole project has been dealing with Redwood Empire Roofing.  They returned to correct the area which had leaked and have also called back to be sure everything was still holding up after the repair.  Unfortunately, I am not sure if Mr. Crawford haspaid them for their efforts.  The leaking problem was caused by Mr. Crawford's improper flashing where the new roof joined the house.  Redwood Empire Roofing fixed that problem.  They were wonderful! From start to finish, this project has taken two years.  Problems started with the architect who designed something which we were told had to be constructed that way because of issues with the City of Eureka Building Department.  Unfortunately, we found out after the carport was built that the City would have approved what we had originally wanted.  Obviously, both Mr. Crawford and the architect he hired were unfamiliar with thebuilding code and did not makeany efforts to satisfy his customer.  Work on the carport ceased in January of 2012.  Mr. Crawford left the project with gaping holes where the concrete had been chopped away to provide the footings for the carport supports.  At least two incidents occurred where these holes caused injuries. During February and March of 2012, leaks in the roof caused the finished ceilling to buckle and detach. Mr. Crawford's solution to the problem was to tear out sections of the ceiling in order to allow the concealed underside of the roof to dry.  That was the last time that Mr. Crawford did any work on the project. I was left to contact the roofing company on my own, to deal with the City to have the project inspected and to go about having Mr. Crawford's faulty work repaired.  When the City Building Department inspected the project they issued a Notice of Correction for the work that had been done and also noted that the contractor had not provided any venting for the project which would have resulted in dryrot had it not been addressed.   The Building Inspector also told me at that time that there would have been absolutely no problem in having the original design I had wanted implemented.  Unfortunately, it would have cost me too much to correct Mr. Crawford's design. While Mr. Crawford was still communicating with me, he was given an additional check for $2,500.00 as a deposit for the driveway work to be done.  He never purchased any materials or did any work for that money.  I guess he thought it was a bonus for work poorly done. My only recourse was to file a Small Claims Action against Mr.Crawford for the repair work to the carport.  His reply to me was to file Bankruptcy.  This is the second time he has done this to his creditors.  This behavior causes me to think that he is a truly disreputable person.  Had he been an honorable man, he would have corrected the damage to theproject.  All that  was required was labor.  Also the $2,500 taken for work never performed could have been worked out on other projects. 
- William T....
AUnited Carports
I'm in Palmdale CA, 15th Street W. and Avenue O.  Sure glad I found United Carports!  Great customer service, Diane promptly answered my many questions.  We communicated mostly by email with a few phone calls.  She promptly adjusted price based on my several changes to specifications and options.  Price was VERY good compared to others after much online shopping and estimates from local contractors.  I got the certified plans from United Carports and used those plans to get the permit for LA County (a "learning experience").   I was quite nervous about the down payment and $500 for the plans as I didn't know if plans would be approved.  After a couple of mods to the plans and about $3500 to the County, they were approved much to my relief.  It took about 3 months for County to approve them. After finally getting approved plans,  I got a local contractor for the concrete floor, he just followed the plans and did an excellent job.  Then United Carports sent out a team to put up the building.  It took about 2 1/2 days.  It was obviously an experienced installation team with 2 to 6 installers working on it at any given time.  I'm VERY happy with the results, it is rated for 110 mph winds per County requirements for Antelope Valley so it is a little more sturdy than the standard frame.   The building isn't perfect but I didn't expect perfection for the price.  The building is sound and was wind/rain tested a couple of days after the install.  I got some drafts and blow-in around the bottom base rail.  I asked United Carports about methods for better sealing .  I was just looking for some tips on getting a better seal and fully expected to do it myself.  But the next day one of the owners made the 4-hour round trip to my house to help with sealing!  Awesome customer support after the install!  The standard roll-up doors are a bit "cheesy" but quite serviceable.  I ordered optional seals around them but they still won't be sealed well around the sides.  For the price, I didn't expect any better.  If I decide better roll-up doors are needed in the future, then it appears it won't be  difficult to replace them. Windows and walk-in doors were good quality. Overall, a great experience working with United Carports customer service and the installation team.  I am quite impressed with the final product, it exceeds my expectations.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
- Larry G....