Business Description: Griggs Development, LLC is a structural engineering company licensed in Maryland, DC, Virginia, North Carolina, and Texas. Our services include structural design, assessment, pre-purchase structural assessment, and expert testimony.
Recent Review: Going with JP General Construction was a bit of a leap of faith as most of the reviews on Angie's List are for smaller jobs, but I could not have been happier with Mr. Peredo and his crew's work. After getting estimates from several firms who'd reviewed the plans from my structural engineer, his bid for the work was very fair -- not the cheapest, but more than $15,000 less than the much larger firm which had been the runner up. I'd note that the work at my house was so complex (replacing the entire foundation of the house from the inside) that two of the firms I interviewed wouldn't even bid on the work. Mr. Peredo immediately knew how to best execute the engineer's plans and he quickly demonstrated his construction knowledge when he found that the structural engineer's plans needed to be modified in order to safely and more effectively complete the repairs. The engineer, on two separate occasions agreed with Mr. Peredo's plans and offered to redo the drawings. First, he recommended doing the demolition of the existing shelf footers in a more conservative but time consuming way and second, he recommended using a single steel I-Beam, instead of two separate sections, even though the larger steel I-Beam was much tougher for his crew to put into place. In the end, I have no doubt that Mr. Peredo's proposed improvements resulted in a more structurally sound final product. A crew of four showed up every day, worked their butts off all day, and the worksite was organized/cleaned daily. Until the new walkout was finished, the crew had to walk through my house to get to the basement/bathroom and put down dropcloths to keep out hardwood floors as clean as possible. There were seven or eight different Arlington County inspections required throughout the process and we passed with flying colors each time. On one of the more complicated phases of work, one of the inspectors stayed for over an hour taking different measurements and scrutinizing the work. I'd note that I had a terrible experience with a contractor on a different project (sued and won a judgement against him), so Mr. Peredo was OK with my structuring an extremely tight, specific contract with corresponding schedule of progress payments. I'm a tough customer (especially when I'm spending a lot of money) and, much to the chagrin of my wife, scrutinized his team's progress as soon as I returned from work every day for a month. Just terrific on all fronts.
Business Description: NRC Landscape Construction is a family owned and operated, Design and Build firm. Established in 2003, NRC has grown to be the premiere installer of Concrete Pavers, Retaining walls and stone. With tens of thousands of square feet installed all over Northern Virginia, we are confident that you have been amazed by our extraordinary work in the past. We take pride in our projects and maintain our reputation for being the best.
Recent Review: It went very well. They are very knowledgeable. Very easy to work with. They had a pretty quick turn around response in terms of the initial meeting to providing the necessary information needed.
Business Description: Civtech Designs, Inc is a family owned full service Civil Engineering, Land Planning and Land Surveying firm servicing the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Whether you’re looking for a simple lot survey or looking to develop commercial shopping center, our team of dedicated professional engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, structural engineers, construction inspectors, and construction managers are committed to providing quality services to the construction industry in the Washington, DC, and surrounding Metropolitan Areas. No matter the size of the project, we are confident that our team of professionals will exceed your expectations and deliver your project with the highest quality and under your contract budget.
Business Description: At HV Concrete Services, we love doing concrete projects but we can handle most home improvements jobs as well. With over 20 years of experience working with General Contractors on commercial and residential sites, home improvements come fairly easy. Our client satisfaction and workmanship come first. Call or text us to schedule a FREE ESTIMATE today. We love seeing happy homeowners check off those to-do home tasks off their list.
Recent Review: They did the engineering and work for us. They had top nothch work. With the proposal they were professional and clear. It was clearly written and easy to understand and very detailed. The clean up was done daily. The project mgr assisged to my project was very helpful and was here everyday with the crew. Communicaton was excellent with him. They took the time to answer any questions and took the time to show you. The crew never just sat around, they did a good job. The communication with the crew sometimes was a little difficult but they were very helpful. The guaranty was excellent and the price was well done. I even called the President of the company when the work was done and praised her company and how well everything went.
Reviews in Naval Anacost Annex for Installing Retaining Walls
MS. SHERROD HAWKINS CAME TO ME HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. SHE IS NEW TO THE AREA. SHE COMPLETED A VERY THOROUGH EVALUATION OF MY PROPERTY. AND ALSO OVERSAW THE HIRING OF CREWS THAT SUITED MY NEEDS.
- Brian R....
AThe Foundation Expert
He came with a structural engineer. He was extremely helpful and provided a free estimate. I was very impressed that he brought a structural engineer. I would highly recommend him.
- Elizabeth T....
AAPAC ENGINEERING INC
Robert was highly recommended by an architect friend to consult on a foundation issue. He assessed the situation, walked us through his recommendations for repair, and drew up the plans to be used by the contractor. Additionally, he spoke with the county permitting office when we hit some roadblocks with the permit, and agreed to meet the county inspector (at the inspector's request) to review the work upon completion. Robert is very personable, professional, and able to explain complex engineering work to laypeople.
- Catherine P....
AKamran Ohi P E
EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE, VERY RESPONSIVE, TWO DIFFERENT CLIENTS HAVE USED THEM. WOULD USE THEM AGAIN.
- Jill B....
DLouis & Associates LLC
Louis was easy to schedule and was at the house within a week of me calling to schedule the inspection. Louis performed the inspection, relying on me to point out areas of concern and then taking some brief measurements and photos. However, he could not diagnose a main area of concern in second floor joists due to no access to joists either from above or below, and did not provide a solution or a diagnosis despite being paid for analysis. His visit was a turning point in the quality of service. His report was substandard. He did not properly document all needed repairs, and what he wrote in the report differed from what he mentioned in person regarding a failing floor joist. Multiple attempts were made to contact Louis by phone with voicemails and by e-mail to clarify discrepancies between the report and comments during his inspection, but he failed to communicate back to me. Overall, this service was not worth the $500 that it cost.
- Nathan M....
AKemp Home Inspections, LLC
Working with Greg Kemp and Kemp Home Inspections was fantastic. We are selling our home, and the buyer's home inspector noticed some cracks on our foundation. Of course, everyone (including me) freaked out. We hired Greg to come do a structural inspection because he is a certified professional engineer. I had some foundation contractors come out before Greg and of course they all told me the house needed over $50k in work done (despite being a fairly new house), clearly just trying to sell me the most expensive solutions in their arsenal. Greg came and literally saved the day. He did a thorough inspection inside and outside the home. He checked every inch of the foundation, and discovered there were no big issues that would cost us a fortune. Greg talked me through what he was doing, what was what on the foundation, and potential solutions. He emailed me a formal report the same night that we were able to pass onto our buyers. We were prepared for bad news, but I'm glad Greg didn't have to give us (or the buyers) any. Greg was an all-around nice guy to chat with and had a lot of information to offer. I was able to schedule the appointment fairly quickly, with no hassle. I will definitely recommend him for all of our (and anyone else's) home inspection needs in the future, not just engineering related.
- Sarah R....
ASTRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SLTNS
He is pretty good, overqualified to PhD. He is just very knowledgeable. When I was looking to remove a wall to open up a rump, so he had to look at the bearing structures and he gave me a design what would be required for the beam and all of that. I was impressed. He was professional. Price wise, I contacted six different people and he was about half of most.
- Tyjuan W....
AHouse To Home Solutions
They were recommended by my structural engineer. They're excellent. They were the best people to work in my house.
- Gaietri "....
FADE HOME INSPECTIONS
Mr. TM KIM reported to the property and spent an hour on the inspection on Thursday. He was advised prior to scheduling the inspection that the report would be needed asap since we are in the process of purchasing home. He advised that he would make a copy and fax/email it to the real estate agent by Friday. Friday came and no report. He had mailed the report. When asked he stated that we should have via mail by Saturday. Saturday no report. Finally get an email copy of the report on Sunday. It was a three sentence report with no pictures and no remedies. So I call first thing Monday and ask about pictures and a more detailed report. He was very hostile from the very beginning. Worst customer service ever!!! This person is a sham!. DO NOT USE....YOU WILL BE SORRY. What kind of "engineer" does an hour "inspection" and only provides a 3 sentence inspection report. Then when you call states that its not his job to educate you on engineering. And if you want to pay more then he can right a better report. CALLS THE CUSTOMER AN IDIOT...HANGS UP PHONE... I have reported him to the BBB and will also go to the licensing agency.
- Carline S....
AA & S Engineering LLC
Mr. Gutt was very professional. As he walked us through and around the house to conduct his visual assessment, he gave a thorough explanation. Mr. Gutt sent the official report within two hours of completing his assessment.