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  • A
    Markmiller Construction
    Mark was great! Unlike other contractors I've used in the past, he showed up each day on time, he was always professional, and most importantly, he was honest about the scope of work, and what the work would cost. Although my project was fairly small (bolting my house to my foundation), he took the time to do things right, and the end-result was top-notch. I wouldn't hesitate to use his services for something much bigger. Highly recommended!
    - Josh K.
  • B
    Saber
    It was over $12,000 and I wasn’t ready to spend that much money. He arrived on time and he was very professional and knowledgeable. It is quite a bit I am having done. He measured, he took his time, and made a lot of recommendations that probably were appropriate.
    - Donald M.
  • A
    Greg Brown Construction
    Got me through the lending bank's requirements. Met all the various requirements, from nit picky to major requirements and did it in record time and at a minimal price. I would not have this house now without his flexible and experienced assistance.
    - Nadya H.
  • A
    Raymond Arias Construction
    I took my apartment and rented the one below and asked Raymond Arias Construction to design and install an interior staircase between the two apartments. Started and finished on the exact dates given, worked the situation so that we didnt need to move out while the work was being done. The sturdy design was everything we hoped hoped for. All the subcontractors arrived exactly on time and did their part well. The price estimate was exactly correct. Ray, the owner, explained how how his mean, when he starts a job, or at least one, stay on the job until completed. It's comforting that there are no mysterious gaps as is so often common with contractors!

    In generaI, I never have complaints with the services rendered including for the other rental apartments I manage. If I set up an appointment for a specific date and time Raymond Arias Construction, Inc. is there when scheduled. His workers are always professional and polite. They completed all work in a timely manner and a complete job cleanup after. I highly recommend his services for those who want a job done right!
    - George S.
  • A
    Julian Construction Inc
    They had the best solutions to the unique problems that my place had regarding venting and drainage.  Now one month later, they are still answering my landscaping questions that relate to the foundation.  I highly recommend this company for their price, innovative solutions, and the follow up.
    - Marie J.
  • A
    Avalin Seismic Construction Co Inc
    We purchased a 1913 Craftsman bungalow built on a concrete perimeter foundation with cripple walls that raise the house above grade.  These short walls are vulnerable to twisting and collapse (shear) in a strong earthquake.  The taller they are, the more they can deform because there is very little shear protection other than the exterior sheathing.  If the exterior is horizontal siding or large paneling, there is some strength, but shingle, or worse yet, shake siding is virtually worthless. (The main living floors of even older dwellings have lath or button board and plaster on the inside, which provides decent shear protection.)  Our house had tall (2 1/2 ft) cripple walls and cedar shake siding - not very solid for a big quake.  There was no question that we needed to have a seismic retrofit.

    We had two nearby seismic retrofit companies that had good Angie's list ratings come to look at the job.  Fred Cohen from Avalin came, on time, and personally looked at the foundation.  Both providers verbally proposed the same service, but one gave us an on-the-spot ballpark estimate and responded the next day with a written proposal and some supporting materials.  The amount was not cheap, but didn't seem overly expensive.  We didn't hear from Avalin right away.  As we were so busy with other house projects, we didn't follow up with Avalin, expecting that if they wanted the job, they would be in touch.  Finally, we made a decision to accept the first bid, as we had to move forward.  We signed a contract with the company and sent off a deposit.

    Just then we received a complete bid from Avalin via email.  Not only was it very well put together, but it was over $2000 less than the other bid!  We decided that even if we lost our deposit to the other company, it would be cheaper to hire Avalin.  We called the other provider and told them of the large difference in pricing.  They made a good faith effort and reduced their bid by $800, but that still didn't close the gap.  Fortunately, we were able to cancel the first contract and the company immediately sent our deposit back (maintaining their Angie's list "A" rating!).

    Fred sent two installers, Mickey and Jose, who spent the next four days under our house installing the bolts and the shear wall panels.  They were both very pleasant and diligent, worked long days and cleaned up their tools and materials daily.  They even brought out a bunch of debris from the crawl space and repaired some outside vents.  Fred came back and inspected the job and agreed that there was one place that had been "missed" (the house foundation was a little confusing at that location) and he sent Mickey and Jose back to make it right.

    We're still waiting for the final city inspection, but from all appearances we made the right decision, both economically and functionally, to choose Avalin Seismic Construction.  We gave "Responsiveness" a "B" grade, as it would have been much easier from the beginning if we'd had a ballpark estimate (even conservatively high) to work with.  Fred almost lost the job because we were under the gun to get the job done before moving in and we hadn't heard from him.  Once started, however, everything went very smoothly and we highly recommend the company.

    - Donald V.
  • B
    Sinai Construction
    It went okay. The pricing is a bit high but if they get their pricing in order, I will use them again.
    - Vincent C.
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