Recent Review: Ernie from Royal Oak Railing did a phenomenal job building our stairs and handrail. I interviewed about five stair and railing carpenters and after some serious considerations we chose Royal Oak Railing. Ernie called me back right away came to my home on time and had a very impressive portfolio of his work. He sent me a very competitive proposal the next day. I even asked him to come back to my house a second time because we changed our mind about the style we wanted and he was very accommodating. When it was time to start the work the guy showed up 7:30 am each day and clearly gave us an impression of a very professional, skilled, and hard worker. I am completely happy with the way my project turned out. Investing in a new stair and railing system can be a significant financial investment and I wanted the best installer to do the job and I feel I got him.
Business Description: General Carpentry - new houses, additions, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement, deck Finish Carpentry - trim, molding, flooring, paneling, staircase, custom cabinet making etc.
Recent Review: GA-stairs and Railing is an excellent company. Mr. Heraldo Slater and his workers were very professional as well as punctual. The work that was done was phenomenal. I expected the work to take at least two weeks or more, because other contractors were telling me the length of time. In all actuality it only took a week. I am impressed with the work and will hire GA-Stairs and Railing to renovate my patio this spring. If anyone is looking for precision, puncuality, dedication, professionalsim, and price friendly work, I highly recommend Mr.Slater and his crew.
Business Description: We have been in the custom fabrication business for over 15 years. Being the son of a welder I bring years of experience and authentic talent to bring to any project. Our promise to our customers is honesty, confident in the work we do, top quality products. Our services include: custom fabrication, Wrought Iron Railings, Interior & Exterior Railings. We have a shop located in Staten Island, NY. Available for pick-up and also deliver nationwide.
Business Description: At S.D.V. Carpentry we pride ourselves upon the quality and consistency of all our work. We are true craftsmen with over 20-years in the chosen field we love. This high level of professionalism is the key to our success.
Additional DBA - Steve Voloto. Additional website - www.voloto.com.
Recent Review: I had stairs put on the front of my house. I had a porch added on. The stairs ended up really high. I called him and he answered right away. He came over very quickly. He gave me a portfolio to look at that was out of this world. He has done work around so many places. He has done work all over the place. He was very fair priced. He was well worth the wait. He was absolutely fantastic. He was so caring and so neat. He did other things that went above and beyond.
Started with a $4500 estimate and went up to $8500 without notifying us. Never mentioned that the estimate was going up, just gave me the bill towards the end of the job. Had a hard time understanding what I wanted. Workers hardly spoke english and never came at the time they stated. They would also just leave the job without telling us they were leaving. Work was not quality work. Did not put the end post on railing and had to have them come back and re do it. They cracked the marble floor around the base of stairs and then tried hiding it with a base board. They left sanding marks and patches on the visible part of the stairs. The veneers on the bottom stairs peeled and bubbled after a month of installation, had to have them come back and do them again. They did a sloppy job of gluing them on again.
- Dana K....
ABryan's Handyman & Home Improvement Service
I purchased the drop down stairs from Lowes and contacted Bryan to install them. Bryan and his guys did a great job in both the removal of the old stairs and the installation of the new one. Without asking, they took the old stairs and the new box with them and cleaned up my garage. Very professionally done!
- Bill L....
ANew York Carpentry
Flavio was excellent! He listens to the homeowners requests and handles them professionally. My wife and I would definitely hire him again. In a house there is always work to be done. It is hard to find professional labor to do tasks around the house without an agrument. Thanks.
- Mitchell R....
He was quick to respond to our request. I sent him all of the information about the stairs and he said he could do it and give me a rate of $400. He was punctual and got to work right away but it was apparent that he was "winging it" with putting the stairs together. After almost 8 hours he finished and then said he was $100 an hour. When I questioned him about the change in price he said he didn't realize it was going to take him this long. After a little negotiating he took off $100 and then started complaining about how he didn't have lunch. (We never agreed to feed him!) The stairs are sturdy however there is one step that is at the top and should be at the bottom. It's a minor detail but if he had paid a little more attention to the directions (or actually knew how to put these particular stairs together) it was easily discernible. As I said the stairs are in and sturdy but he was quite disruptive and the worst thing was that he smelled as if he hadn't showered in weeks! We had to go out and get candles. It was seriously offensive! He did the job but it was the most unbearable 8 hours with him.
- Ashley M....
AMarty Anderson & Associates, Inc.
The stairs were detaching from the wall considerably. Marty Anderson's company seemed to have the most solid expertise. They arrived promptly to give me an estimate, took the time to patiently explain the necessary repairs in detail, and gave me a detailed written quote. They rebuilt 5 steps and restored them using as much of the original materials as possible. Prompt, friendly, reasonably-priced, and even went the extra mile to put back the carpet runner that was on the stairs (which other companies did not offer to do) and did a great job overall.
- Risa N....
AA Step Above Stairbuilders LLC
It went well. They were professional, courteous, punctual and cleaned up after themselves. Most important, they did a great job. They left me with a staircase that is structurally stronger than the one I had.
- Rosalind S....
AANDY'S CARPENTRY LLC
Andy was upfront with the scope of work that needed to be done. He was very promt, neat and hard working. He was professional and honest which is very hard to find these days.
- Donna Z....
AGabriel's Iron Works
They demolished and removed the deck and the large mountain of wood that made up the deck and the attached swingset. They solidly anchored supports for the new stairs into the wall of the building, and assembled, finished and painted the new deck and stairs. They arrived promptly at 8:30, immediately got to work and worked tirelessly until the job was finished. They cleaned up the area and were overall very professional. We would not hesitate to use them again or recommend their services.
- Helen F....
AA GA-Stairs & Railing & Carpentry
GA-stairs and Railing is an excellent company. Mr. Heraldo Slater and his workers were very professional as well as punctual. The work that was done was phenomenal. I expected the work to take at least two weeks or more, because other contractors were telling me the length of time. In all actuality it only took a week. I am impressed with the work and will hire GA-Stairs and Railing to renovate my patio this spring. If anyone is looking for precision, puncuality, dedication, professionalsim, and price friendly work, I highly recommend Mr.Slater and his crew.
- Zaleima S....
AAmerican Stair and Rail Artisans
I am not sure why someone would give a company an F for not responding. touchy, touchy. My experience with American Stairs was good - their professionalism was the high point, and they were punctual and efficient. The job was rather simple but they went slightly above and beyond and got an additional part to reinforce without charging me. That was a nice touch, even though it was a small part. I've already recommended them to others in the area.