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.