The work took place in three phases. The bid: I dealt with Joe. He's a straight forward guy. Of the four contractors I got bids from, his was the lowest. When I pressed him on it, he said, "we're just dating," meaning he could not go lower because the job was small: pouring a sidewalk 17 feet wide and 10 feet or so deep, plus a front yard of a brownstone.. The job: Once I committed with a down payment, I didn't hear from Joe for a few days, leaving me to wonder when we'd get the job going. Then finally I heard from him and from there everything moved quickly. His guys came by and did the job in a day, just like they said they would. His no. 1 guy, the foreman, was really nice and helpful. I think his name was Mo. They carted the debris and I stood watch after they left to make sure it set before anyone walked in it. The follow up: The only thing that bugged me about the whole experience was that Joe wanted a cashier's check for the remainder of the balance, even though I paid the down payment with a personal check. This costed me extra time and money, but obviously he's been burned before by others. I would recommend these guys. For small concrete jobs in NYC you can't do better. They're big enough to give customers good prices but small enough that they can bother with the small jobs. One winter later, their work is holding up great.