Landavazo Bros Inc in Hayward, California with Reviews - YP.com

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12/20/2014
By: Glenn B.
American Technologies, Inc.
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.The Good: ATI was recommended by my insurance co and insurance adjustor so they kept the out of pocket expenses minimal. They all talked the same insuranse jargon so all or almost all expenses were paid. They are good at resolving city building departments sometimes onerous requirements. The project finished close to on schedule. The Bad: 2 years after project completion: the still roof leaks a lot! Plumbing leaks. No backyard fence. Noisy false alarm detector. Faulty door bell. Faulty electical outlets. Water drainage blockage. The Ugly: This situation will get ugly if it goes to court. I will post an update. ATI's supervisor is a likable guy and a pleasure to work with durning the active project phase. I was happy he finished pretty much on time and on budget. However, I feel he is overworked and has budget constrains so he has to hire the "benchwarmers." If a roof has been leaking a lot for 2 years, I need the A TEAM! Dude, breakout the Navy SEALs!
10/10/2013
By: donna.b.pfeifer
Allen Pfeifer General Contractor
Always professional, extremely skillful, honest, gets the job done exactly how you want it.
Tips & Advices
If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered.
Absolutely ask. Paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. Include this payment plan in the contract, as well.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work and all costs are listed in the contract, including details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Yes. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

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