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    Bison Constructors
    In 2015-2016 Jason (Bison Constructors) completely transformed the exterior of my house. There was severe dry-rot that had destroyed the 2nd floor deck and had eaten into structural beams holding up the 2nd floor bedroom. The board and batten siding was in seriously dilapidated condition. We had several dry-rot experts come to assess the damage. One said we should move out immediately because the house was about to fall down. He said he would charge $80K to repair the damage. Another contractor estimated $100K. Others wouldn't touch the project. We found Bison Constructors online and asked Jason to come out and inspect the damage. He noted that the 2nd floor was actually sagging several inches. He said he would have to remove some of the siding to see how the beams were run before he could give us an estimate. We gave him the go-ahead to remove what he needed to give us the estimate. I thought that was a good sign, that he was the first one to delve deep enough to find out what was going on before throwing out a huge bid. I braced myself waiting for his bid. Finally he sent us back a bid for $12,000. He showed us exactly what he would do, jacking up the second floor, replacing and reinforcing structural vertical beams, replacing horizontal beams on the other side of the house, completely rebuilding a new deck and replacing the rotting board and batten siding all around the house. We really had a sense that Jason knew what he was talking about and that we were in safe hands. The bid was so low compared to what we were expecting that we threw in replacing 2 sliders and 5 windows. That was phase one. I wanted a permanent solution to the board and batten siding that was still vulnerable to rot and needed a thorough paint job. I found a pre-painted composite siding called LP Smartside which is dry-rot and termite resistant and has a 30 year warranty. Jason gave us an estimate to tear off all the old batten and board siding and replace it with the Smartside, install a new chimney, replace 2 doors and 3 more windows. The price was very reasonable and he let me do any painting involved which saved me money. He researched the Smartside product to make sure he was installing it according to the manufacturer's specifications. The end result was stunning as you can see in the before and after pictures. Not only does it look like a new house it is also structurally sound and resistant to dry-rot and termites. Throughout the whole project Jason was the best person to work with. He always listened to what we wanted and worked with us to figure out the best way to do things. He would always keep us informed of what was going on, any possible delays or variations in cost that are inevitable on any big project. He also cooperated well with another contractor that was installing new gutters. He's extremely hard working, dependable and very smart. Also respectful of our privacy, didn't play loud music, etc. always cleaned up. We were really grateful to find Jason and refer him to all of our friends who need work done on their homes. Jason replaced a window for a friend of mine and the result came out fantastic. When the old window was removed the stucco had to be torn out 3 inches around the frame of the window. Jason replaced the window and repaired the stucco so well you can't tell it was repaired. See the picture! My friends are extremely happy with the way it turned out. We all agree that Jason is a true professional in every sense of the word. Thanks Jason for the amazing job you did on our house! You're the best!
    - Richard K.
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    The Problem Solver : Timely & Simply Professional Solutions
    The owner of The Problem Solver, Thomas Simko���s passion provides old time quality, pride and integrity in craftmanship that is not seen anymore. His talented crew of gentlemen Dave, Horacio, Salvador, and sons Trevor,and Nathan have transformed the exterior of our 50yr old home into a show place. From interior painting to removal of popcorn ceiling they kept things emaculate while in progress. Outside they removed old brick wall and siding, and replaced it with new siding, stucco, paint and trim. Thomas has extordinary ability to choose beautiful color coordinations, and talk with us about his vision of the project. His crew built us the patio of our dreams,with utmost attention to detail both large and small.With regard to Thomas���s honesty it is impeccable.Detailed record keeping as well as keeping us informed on budget made us stress free. After having his company in our home for two weeks, we now consider them friends. We are planning to have his company back in spring to remodel our kitchen, and paint the rest of interior of our home. And by the way, Thomas is a wonderful cook, made us five dinners that were delicious.We highly recommend this company for any project, both large and small. His phone number is (619)857-5439. E-mail is [*** Link removed ***] Sincerely, Sarah and Russ in El Cajon, Ca.
    - Russell M.
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    Professional Roofing and Solar
    Hired them to install a new roof and take off original 30-year old tile roof.  The project went very well.  They replaced a lot of damaged wood and even painted it to match perfectly.  I also had to very old skylights.  They installed my new one I could buy off the shelf and said they will install my custom-made skylight when it arrives.  I'm currently waiting for a response now that my custom skylight has been delivered.
    I had also asked them to take out skylights that were in my patio roof.  They made it look like the skylights were never there!  Great job!  
    I'm relieved this is done and know they will help in the future should any issues with my roof come up; although I highly doubt that.
    Thanks Chad and PRS!
    - Julianne S.
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    Mr. D's Painting and Construction Services
    Don and his crew did an excellent job. They were respectful and careful moving our furniture. If I had questions, Don responded very quickly. Don was very accessible throughout the job. He did his best to accommodate our needs and wishes. The clean-up at the end was quite good and very much appreciated.
    The quality of the work was first class with no obvious flaws. 
    I would definitely use Mr. D's Construction Services of San Diego for any future home projects.
    - Steven P.
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    Approved Contractor Inc.
    This might be the best contractor we have ever had work on our home. Justin is amazing, honest, and he provides clear and punctual communicaitons. Jesus and his team were top notch professionals. The prep work these guys put into our home was as good as it gets. Our house really needed a lot of work. The last paint job we got (lowest bidder) was terrible! Now, the neighbors keep stopping by to tell us how great the house looks. No better testimony than that. And with the incrediable Angie's list discount Justin gave us, this has to have been the best deal in town. My faith in contractos has been renewed. Thanks Approved Contractor. You guys are the best.
    - Rick B.
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    Best-Rate Repair & Termite Company
    It was very good. The estimator came out and gave us an estimate so we knew how much extra we’d be paying – it was more than fair. They were punctual and professional. The team worked together well. They put in a new pedestrian door in our garage, and did everything in a day.
    - Linda A.
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    Mr. D's Painting and Construction Services
    I was very happy with Mr. Ds. I  plan to use them soon for a kitchen remodel project. They also did great cleanup up each night when then finished up for the day; and they did a final walk-through to make sure all was completed each night.
    - Victoria G.
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    Raneri & Long Roofing and Windows
    If you are like me, and usually tend to pick the WRONG contractor for a job, read this. I hired Raneri & Long Roofing after getting other bids. Raneri & Long were approx. $1000 less than one contractor I received an estimate from. A lot of my facia board was destroyed by termites and wood rot. I blame the wood rot on the original roof not being properly installed. Anyway, I was going to do the repair work at first- wanting to save money. Later on I decide to have Raneri & Long do the repairs. Dave, the president of the company came out to offer the bid. I felt that Dave was up front and honest with his work, so I decided to use Raneri & Long.
    The workers showed up in force! I had 10 workers on my roof working. It was amazing. Each worker knew what his job was and was doing it. By the end of the first day all repairs to the roof and eaves were made and half the tile was reinstalled on the roof. The workers were polite, respectful and GOOD! What was more amazing was that all these men loved their job. Nobody was working slow, nobody was complaining about the job. As a matter of fact, on two seperate instances, two different workers actually told me that they love what they do and love the company that they work for! These men worked hard all day long, but yet had fun all day. We could hear them on the roof laughing about one thing or the other. Make no mistake though- these men were laughing while they were working. There was no one playing "grab-a**" during the day.
    On the second day, they were back in force again. the finished roof looked great. They left my yard clean and in order. The wife and I called Dave numerous times before and during the job. Dave always took the time to speak to us and answer all our questions. Never once did we feel pressured into hiring Raneri & Long, or felt pressured to do any other work using his company.
    On the second day that the roofers were there at our house, the wife was so thrilled with the quality of the work, she ordered pizza for the entire crew; sort of a thank you for their great work.
    Do yourself a favor, if you need some kind of roofing repair done, at least consider calling Raneri & Long. I am completely satisfied with the quality of work and the price I paid. This was one of the few contractors I have ever hired and not feel like I got screwed.
    - Douglas T.
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    West Coast Building & Construction Inc.
    We didn't know how much time it would take to install new baseboard so we bought two people for 4 hours. The job was a little more difficult than it appeared as we have round corners. Rather than cut it square and leave a gap, the crew cut small pieces to give the rounded effect. It looks very professional and we are extremely pleased with the results. Unfortunately we ran out of hours, but we are so pleased that we ordered another 4 hours with 2 people to finish the job. They arrived late even after calling us to let us know, but the quality of the work was so outstanding that we are more than willing to accept the 20 minute inconvenience. The work is really spectacular and we are very pleased with the result.
    - Frank W.
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    Found wood rot behind tiles; replaced wood. Repaired dry wall. Repaired or replaced tiles. Sealed surface. Always on-time. Up front about repair. Lucky to find someone who was good with both tile and construction. Real-plus: Was able to find and fix cause of water damage.
    - MICHAEL C.
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