Recent Review: Very professional and helpful! I received conflicting info. from contractors if one of our walls was load barring, and it was nice to have the piece of mind from a structural engineer to give us an actual answer! If your in doubt whether or not your wall is load barring or not, don't take the risk - call a structural engineer!
Recent Review: Juan Alvarez and his team did a great job. Our patio looks beautiful, and we get compliments on it all the time. The team was punctual, hard working, and highly skilled. I would recommend Alvarez Brick Paving to everyone.
Business Description: With over 35 years of experience in home improvements. We can do just about anything. WeI can fix, repair, paint, remodel kithchens, remodel bathrooms, finish or remodel basements, build decks, porches, install flooring, build closets. No job is too small or too big. We can do carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general maintenance.We are on call 24/7.
Recent Review: This is the most ethical contractor I have worked with. Although he was originally engaged to repair water leakage in basement block walls, he determined that the source of the water was above ground. He made many visits to my property and worked with the condo association to inform them of the necessary repairs required. It was with water testing of the structure in one corner that it was determined the water entered along the front door roof line. With his expertise he saved us a considerable cost that would have proven to be unnecessary. He could just as easily excavated and resealed the basement walls. The building would have continued to leak. At the end of the day, he was only paid for water testing the building which found the leak at considerably less cost. He was considerate and extremely knowledgeable. Needless to say, he was honest. Not always that easy to find. I would recommend him to any consumer. He is a credit to his trade. His employees were here on two different days to water test the building at the roof line and at the brick line. They were friendly and courteous and certainly knew what to look for both on the exterior above ground and in the interior basement block walls.
Business Description: Leave the heavy duty work for us. All you have to do is hang your memories on the wall!1 We have been in business for over 15 years in the Chicagoland area. Customers are always emphasized in effective planning, as they are a part of the project team collaboration. We believe in transparent client communication and work according to the customer's needs and preferences.
Recent Review: This was a wonderful experience!!! I contacted Henry about an awful fireplace which was all rock and spanned the entire length of the living room. The fireplace from the previous owner was not maintained. Henry immediately responded to my messages and during all times kept the communication open and professional. I did contract and the work began on time and ended on time with an amazing result. I was so impressed I also did two smaller brick areas. Henry listened to what I wanted the fireplace to look like and as his name states it was transformed. Everyone who has seen this fireplace can't believe how great it looks. I had been looking for quite a while to find a solution to this problem and I am very happy to find Brick Transformers. Thank you Angies list and I totally recommend this service.
Our retaining wall began to tip almost immediately. Asked Mr. Lopez to fix wall and he would not. Wall was built incorrectly with improper footings a drainage. Mr. Lopez claims the wall failed because my gutter were not cleaned properly. Paver patio was built to high. Water runs into house instead of away. Paver patio is falling apart.
- Patrick H....
AHome Force Builders Inc
Mike and Tony were awesome. They were always on time and the work was wrapped up exactly when they said it would be. They were clean and courteous about making sure my light carpet on the first floor was kept clean on entering and leaving. Mike communicated everything they were doing and listened to what I wanted. I had an old paint color on my walls that had changed in color a little bit because of VOCs (?) and Mike made sure to match it perfectly to the rest of the walls. I came home after work on the day they were finished to a beautiful basement! Very nice people!!!
- Pamela F....
AJames Mangan Masonrywork
James and I negotiated the details of the work and the price entirely by phone or email, since I am an out-of-state landlord. James arrived to review the work at the time appointed. I really appreciated his willingness and ability to listen and understand what I wanted and to discuss solutions and price. He was always pleasant and professional. When rain washed out the original date to begin work, he was able to juggle his calendar to return a few days later. After the work was completed, he took pictures of the areas that were repaired so that I could review the finished work while he was still at the site. The work was outstanding. I couldn't have been more pleased. I would gladly recommend him, and I would definitely use him again.
- Dennis H....
Brendan was very responsive and prompt in coming to give an estimate. Pricing was excellent especially compared to other bids received. References were provided freely. Work began on time. Crew was prompt, courteous and professional. Work done in three days. Follow up call made by Brendan to ensure our satisfaction.
- Jennifer S....
Everything about Aguilar Construction is terrific. Mr. Aguilar comes to the site and announces the estimate on the spot. The estimate never changes. Not even when there may be modest additions and interpretations to the work. The schedule is set and the crew arrives VERY punctually. They know exactly what to do and how to do it. Communications is a strong suit of the team - both on-site and administratively. And, of course, they know their work - repairing walls and painting them. The cleanup at the end of each day and the end of the project was like nothing we've ever experienced before...like it was their own homes. We look forward to working with Mr. Aguilar and his team in the future.
- Diane F....
I was impressed because it was very neatly done. There was no mortar laying around or bushes wrecked. Everything was done very efficiently. They were very professional and neat by laying down paper and if we thought we saw some paint on anything else that we felt didn’t need to be painted, they would take care of it right away.
- Don L....
ACoast to Coast Masonry Group Inc
Mr. Romen Zajac, the owner of Coast to Coast Masonry Group was very punctual and professional in providing his initial evaluation and cost estimates. He provided a series of options for repair of our basement walls, from the minimum necessary to improve the appearance of the deteriorated wall to a more in-depth repair that would be structural as well as cosmetic. He did not try to push any of the options on us but was very flexible, allowing us to balance the choice of repair strategies against their cost, without any pressure. While it is not easy to compare the estimates given by the vendor with those given by other companies, since each bidding vendor proposed somewhat different work, Mr. Zajac's estimate seemed comparable to others we received. It was certainly a more complete and flexible estimate than others provided. At least one other bidder was very aggressive and tried to badger us into choosing a cheaper repair that was purely cosmetic. The Coast to Coast work team arrived punctually on the appointed day and did a good job of repairing the basement wall and tuck pointing the outer walls of the house. They were very professional and polite. After the job was completed, Mr. Zajac personally inspected the work. He felt that the tuck pointing was incomplete in some areas and had his team return to complete the project to his (and our) satisfaction. He also felt that clean up was inadequate, so his team returned an additional day to more thoroughly clean the area around our house, including a careful cleaning and washing of our large front porch. Moreover, Mr. Zajac was extremely responsive to our requests. Customer satisfaction was clearly very important to him. Altogether, we were very satisfied with the work and found dealing with Coast to Coast Masonry Group very pleasant.
- David T....
ACoast to Coast Masonry Group Inc
I have used a number of contractors since owning my house. Without a doubt Coast to Coast is the best company I have used from Angies List. They are a superior company in their trade and take approach the job as if it were there own home. I will try to articulate why they are such a phenomenal company below and why other companies should strive to achieve their performance. Reason for Work: I had a contractor over doing a very complicated job where there was a very real possibility that due to the nature of the job that tuck-pointing may be required. Unfortunately when the contractor did the demo damage to my basement wall was so severe, it was beyond the skill of the contractor to repair. The basement wall was in such bad shape I I could see outside. I have previously used Coast to Coast Masonry Group Inc. with excellent results and thus immediately called Coast to Coast. I explained this was a semi-emergency since I did not want rain and small pests entering my house due to the large cracks in the basement wall. Coast to Coast came out within one day and reassured me they could fix my issue and quickly. Stanley was the representative that came out and did a wonderful job of explaining the recommended solution. Stanley did not recommend a quick fix like some other companies may have, but a well thought out plan based on the damage to my wall and the goal of fixing the issue once. It gets better. They agreed to come out on a Saturday which was huge for me so I did not need to take a precious day off from work. They showed up at the promised time and carried out the work with extreme skill and professionalism. I closely monitored the process and not at one point was there anything that gave me hesitation or concern. The 2 tradesman that did the work were extremely courteous and friendly. Clean-Up was done so well I could not tell that they were here today other than the great looking repaired wall ! Fantastic job Coast to Coast ! If my words do not prove my exuberance of their job, then see attached for pictures.
- Peter O....
AHOOKS LANDSCAPING LLC
Steve and his crew were great. We needed the walls moved to widen the driveway in the future. Steve looked at the job made some suggestions and provided a very good price. Work was all done in one day. Old walls removed, dirt removed and new walls put up. They even put in sod where dirt would have been showing. The new walls look great. Very professional looking. We would use them again.
- Rich Z....
ACoast to Coast Masonry Group Inc
Job was done quickly and workmanship was outstanding. Roman and crew chief were great and answered all questions. Roman made some good suggestion. Quote was thorough and very detailed. No issues. They even hosed off the dust from the house and windows. House looks great and the new work blends in very nicely.