Coxsackie Retaining Wall Installation

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Business Description: J2 Design & Build: A complete Construction & Landscape company offering one-stop, top-notch renovation services. From excavating, landscape designs, pavers, concrete sidewalks, retaining walls, cultured stone, seamless gutters to new construction, additions, full basement remodels, kitchens, baths, hardwood floors, tile, siding, windows and complete home remodeling, J2 Design & Build can handle all aspects of your project from start to finish.
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Recent Review: Great! I received detailed information about the issue and how to fix it
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Recent Review: Tim from Architex is who performed the service. I was quite impressed with his understanding of the situation and his punctuality since it was a home purchase and we had a tight timeline and budget. Tim came out right away to inspect the site and had great advice to give me on the issue. I feel Tim is trustworthy based on what he said to me, he didn't actually recommend follow-up service through him for these issues. Normally I would have expected a sales pitch for some serious work. He gave a very honest assessment that was in my favor not his. I will likely go back to Tim for other work later down the road that will require an architect based on my interaction with him here. I should also say Tim was very knowledgeable about historic buildings and was a treasure trove of information on these types of structures.
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Recent Review: We needed to cut two members of our attic trusses in order to install a whole-house fan. Robert Mann of CES called us within hours of our Angie's List search and offered to come to our house that very afternoon! He took a look at the trusses and came up with a rough proposal on the spot. Back at his office he ran the numbers and sent us a detailed drawing of the changes the following week. We then contracted a carpenter who successfully implemented the changes based on the structural engineer's specifications. We were happy with Robert's responsiveness and work and would definitely hire him again.
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Recent Review: Bob King at Hilltown Carpentry responded promptly to all communication. We had a good conversation when he came out for a free estimate. We quickly booked him and he came out a week later to do the job. We had a drawing from a structural engineer detailing how to modify the attic trusses and he implemented the specifications perfectly. The final price was close to the initial estimate. We are very happy with the final result. We would absolutely choose Hilltown Carpentry again for a future project.
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Recent Review: Contracted to do the entire job, foundation to roof. The excavator came to dig out the footings for the foundation, during which they hit the footing drain for the house the garage was being attached to. This led to the realization the sewer line was below the future footing and the sewer line would have to be moved. Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical /Tom Richardson said they didn?t want to be involved in moving the sewer line and I would have to contract someone myself. So the excavator and I contracted the work directly. This set us back approximately 3 days. After the excavator completes the footing excavation as per Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Tom Richardson?s specifications the gentleman asked me if I was building a retaining wall on the one side. I told him we had no plans of a retaining wall. He then explained that we didn?t have proper frost protection on the one side of the foundation. The specs Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson gave him would not work. I explained this to Tom Richardson (Saratoga Craftsman/Absolute Basement/Capital District Electrical) and he put together a quote of an additional $1800 to dig the footing deeper and the additional concrete that would be needed. Why should I pay $1800 extra because Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson didn?t plan and/or execute correctly? Eventually we agreed I would pay half the amount $900. Truthfully only because winter was approaching and I needed the foundation poured. After the excavating of the footing was corrected Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson couldn?t get anyone to pour the concrete for two weeks. Pushing us further into fall/winter which eventually lead to difficulties having my driveway paved by another contractor. The rest of the project seemed to go fairly smoothly. A few minor issues but nothing worth mentioning. One month after the completion of the project, a piece of siding came loose and wasn?t sitting properly. I called to have them come out and fix it. They stopped by, popped it back into place and left. A few months later I noticed the same piece of siding had come loose and was much worse this time, also a separate issue had arisen. The aluminum wrap around the garage door frames had gotten buckled and wavy. I called and left phone messages with no response. I also emailed pictures of the issues. After about a month with no response I started to call about three times a day. Eventually Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson did call me back and left a voice mail saying, he couldn?t find the email and asked that I please send the pictures to him again. I did within 12hrs. No response for a few days so I started to call again. After leaving a few voice mails with no return call I called and left a message saying that I was going to have to hire someone to do the work because they wouldn?t come out and fix the issues. I immediately got a call back saying they would fix the problems but they couldn?t find the pictures and asked I please send them a third time so they would know what they have to do. I immediately did so. I?m now nearly a year after the first email containing pictures of the issues and Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson has done nothing to resolve the issues. I would not recommend working with this contractor Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson due to the lack of follow up.

Reviews in Coxsackie for Installing Retaining Walls

ANolan Engineering, PLLC
The entire team is responsive to our needs and are a pleasure to work with.  I have use them for numerous projects and recommended their services to others in the past and will continue to do so.
- Philip H....
AArchitex
Tim from Architex is who performed the service. I was quite impressed with his understanding of the situation and his punctuality since it was a home purchase and we had a tight timeline and budget. Tim came out right away to inspect the site and had great advice to give me on the issue. I feel Tim is trustworthy based on what he said to me, he didn't actually recommend follow-up service through him for these issues. Normally I would have expected a sales pitch for some serious work. He gave a very honest assessment that was in my favor not his. I will likely go back to Tim for other work later down the road that will require an architect based on my interaction with him here. I should also say Tim was very knowledgeable about historic buildings and was a treasure trove of information on these types of structures.
- Jerome W....
ACES Consultant Engineering Services PLLC
We needed to cut two members of our attic trusses in order to install a whole-house fan. Robert Mann of CES called us within hours of our Angie's List search and offered to come to our house that very afternoon! He took a look at the trusses and came up with a rough proposal on the spot. Back at his office he ran the numbers and sent us a detailed drawing of the changes the following week. We then contracted a carpenter who successfully implemented the changes based on the structural engineer's specifications. We were happy with Robert's responsiveness and work and would definitely hire him again.
- Derek B....
AHilltown Carpentry
Bob King at Hilltown Carpentry responded promptly to all communication. We had a good conversation when he came out for a free estimate. We quickly booked him and he came out a week later to do the job. We had a drawing from a structural engineer detailing how to modify the attic trusses and he implemented the specifications perfectly. The final price was close to the initial estimate. We are very happy with the final result. We would absolutely choose Hilltown Carpentry again for a future project.
- Derek B....
DWestside Home Improvement
This is a review for Westside Building & Restoration, Inc., which is owned by Alan Amerman, the same owner of Westside Home Improvement which seems to be a prior incarnation of the same company. Westside Building & Restoration came up in my Angie's List search 2 months ago, but does not appear anymore. We contacted Alan and he came out for a free evaluation and estimate. He proposed a modification to the trusses and gave us an estimate. (He then came back to our house a few hours later and seemed confused, thinking we were a new customer he was meeting...it turned out his office had listed us twice and he hadn't realized until after ringing our doorbell and me saying "You were here a few hours ago"). We decided based on advice online that it would be best to get a structural engineer when modifying trusses, so we did that and asked Alan's office if he would be willing to implement the structural engineer's proposal instead. The answer was yes, so we sent the drawing over and got a reply that it would be passed on to Alan and they would get back to us. We waited 2 weeks at which point we called the office twice and each time spoke to someone who promised to have Alan call us back. We again waited 2 weeks and heard nothing. At that point we contacted a different company to do the work (who had a lower estimate and were very responsive and enjoyable to work with). As part of leaving this review I found this older Westside Home Improvement with negative Angie's List notices about not paying their advertising bills: it seems like they renamed the company to get back on Angie's List. I would recommend staying away!
- Derek B....
CSelect Choice Contracting
Contracted to do the entire job, foundation to roof. The excavator came to dig out the footings for the foundation, during which they hit the footing drain for the house the garage was being attached to. This led to the realization the sewer line was below the future footing and the sewer line would have to be moved. Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical /Tom Richardson said they didn?t want to be involved in moving the sewer line and I would have to contract someone myself. So the excavator and I contracted the work directly. This set us back approximately 3 days. After the excavator completes the footing excavation as per Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Tom Richardson?s specifications the gentleman asked me if I was building a retaining wall on the one side. I told him we had no plans of a retaining wall. He then explained that we didn?t have proper frost protection on the one side of the foundation. The specs Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson gave him would not work. I explained this to Tom Richardson (Saratoga Craftsman/Absolute Basement/Capital District Electrical) and he put together a quote of an additional $1800 to dig the footing deeper and the additional concrete that would be needed. Why should I pay $1800 extra because Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson didn?t plan and/or execute correctly? Eventually we agreed I would pay half the amount $900. Truthfully only because winter was approaching and I needed the foundation poured. After the excavating of the footing was corrected Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson couldn?t get anyone to pour the concrete for two weeks. Pushing us further into fall/winter which eventually lead to difficulties having my driveway paved by another contractor. The rest of the project seemed to go fairly smoothly. A few minor issues but nothing worth mentioning. One month after the completion of the project, a piece of siding came loose and wasn?t sitting properly. I called to have them come out and fix it. They stopped by, popped it back into place and left. A few months later I noticed the same piece of siding had come loose and was much worse this time, also a separate issue had arisen. The aluminum wrap around the garage door frames had gotten buckled and wavy. I called and left phone messages with no response. I also emailed pictures of the issues. After about a month with no response I started to call about three times a day. Eventually Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson did call me back and left a voice mail saying, he couldn?t find the email and asked that I please send the pictures to him again. I did within 12hrs. No response for a few days so I started to call again. After leaving a few voice mails with no return call I called and left a message saying that I was going to have to hire someone to do the work because they wouldn?t come out and fix the issues. I immediately got a call back saying they would fix the problems but they couldn?t find the pictures and asked I please send them a third time so they would know what they have to do. I immediately did so. I?m now nearly a year after the first email containing pictures of the issues and Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson has done nothing to resolve the issues. I would not recommend working with this contractor Saratoga Craftsman / Absolute Basement / Capital District Electrical / Tom Richardson due to the lack of follow up.
- Jason D....