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By: pamela l.
Variety Construction Co
Ed Talavera and his crews at Variety Construction performed flawlessly on my job! He kept all his appointments and responded promptly to all my inquires. The value of his years of experience is immeasurable. His advice and perception of our needs gave us a wonderful finished product. His crews are competent and professional and I can't wait to use him again on another project.
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By: Edward P.
Variety Construction Co
Ed is a throwback to a time when personal integrity meant something. His approach to his business and dealing with customers is outstanding.
By: William H.
Variety Construction Co
Did an excellent job! Very reasonable Price.
By: Hilda S.
Variety Construction Co
Absolutely top quality work. Looks better than we even expected it would look.
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By: Diana M.
Variety Construction Co
Ed and his team were great. Ed was responsive to every request, no detail was too small. He was personable and professional providing a variety of samples pavers to help me choose the appropriate color and design for my home. His team was prompt arriving each morning at 6:30 to begin work at 7:00 a.m. They were respectful of my neighbors and made sure at the end of the day everything was clean and in its place. Finally, his team was committed to my project until its completion which was very important contractually. Overall I was extremely satisfied with the end result, a beautiful driveway, flower and shrub planters and sidewalk.
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By: Sharon M.
Variety Construction Co
Ed Talavera and his crew from Variety Construction were awesome! They were professional yet friendly. They completed the job on schedule and the finished product has received compliments from all the neighbors. Not only would I recommend them to others, I would choose them myself for future projects. Great job, great people, great experience. Thanks!
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By: Brandon T.
Variety Construction Co
Ed and his team from Variety Construction performed my project with the utmost of professionalism, on time each day of the project and were all extremely pleasant to work with. They went above and beyond when the job was completed, to make sure everything was well cleaned up. The finished project is a real beauty of masonry and cement work. I would highly recommend them to anybody who is looking for high quality, easy to work with and very courteous people!
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By: Sondra W.
Variety Construction Co
Ed and his team did a great job and at a great price. I would hire him again in a minute.
By: dnewp1234
Variety Construction Co
Ed and his team built a real nice stairwell at our house. He designed it and built it to our specifications. The stairs were built well. His team cleaned up after each day and were very polite. He completed the job on time and charged a fair price for his work.
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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