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Good service very nice people
Dr.Tibbs is the best! he was able to calm my anxiety and fear before performing my procedure and done so with very little discomfort. Dr. Tibbs and his office diffently won me over. I'll not go any where else.
We have used Bill Grimes for over 20 years now. We have always had excellent customer service and coverage, and would highly recommend and encourage anyone looking for insurance coverage to consider them!
Bill ("Mr. Grimes" to me) has been my parents' go-to for all manner of insurance products for 50+ years, and for me personally since I began driving in 1981. Through the years , I've looked to Bill for auto, homeowner's, health and other policies. When my wife and I started buying investment properties a few years back, we went to Bill for coverage. We now have seventeen policies of various types through Bill. As our insurance need grows, so too does the volume of business we do with Bill. As long as Bill Grimes is in the insurance business, we'll be buying insurance from Bill Grimes.
Bill Grimes has been my State Farm insurance agent for 13 years or more. I have never had an agent and his staff be more attentive. Agents I've had in the past just collect their fee and fade into the background when they are needed. Recently, I needed a quote regarding some insurance I was planning to add, and they did not hesitate to get that information to me quickly and even called to see if I had any questions regarding it. Whenever I have had a need or claim, they have been most helpful in resolving my issue(s). I have had exemplary service with them...always! I would highly recommend him and his excellent staff with no reservations.
I almost left State Farm 20 years ago, after an agent I won't name was rude to my wife and effectively screwed up a repair because he also insured the drunk fellow who hit our parked car, and knew the family. I started shopping around, and in the course of chatting with friends, had Bill Grimes recommended to me. I spoke with Bill, and he assured me he was as disappointed in my experience as I was, and asked for the opportunity to win back my business for State Farm. Bill is as genuine a fellow as you'll ever meet, and I felt comfortable giving him the chance at my policies. Over the years, we've had auto, renter's, homeowner's, and life insurance written by Bill and his staff. I've had to file a few claims along the way, and they have always been great at helping us through the process, too. Bill and his team are simply the best you'll find in the insurance business. They are honest, courteous, and on the ball. Give them a try, and you won't be disappointed.
Bill Grimes has been a friend of my late husband's family for many years as they grew up together and his family has been present for weddings and funerals, but not there or anywhere to be found when my husband died at age 64. My husband's family contacted him within minutes of his death, and I was told the life insurance policy that had been me as beneficiary for over 18 years of marriage was being challenged by my husband's grown son (my husband left another smaller policy for son). My policy should have been honored but was not. My step son sued me for possession of my husband's body and threatened to have me arrested if I showed up at the funeral. Speechless, I filed suit in federal court for the life insurance policy with me as beneficiary to be paid. In the meantime I had a graveside service. I hired a dove release with thoughts of a soul not being something to fight over "possession of" while allowing my step son to do the funeral contrary to my husband's wishes, including not having a police escort to show respect, not having a closed casket so the grandkids could see their grandfather. My husband was very upset for not being included in their lives - and last Father's Day before his death, very angry for not getting a call. The florist called me to say the stepson called to pay for the casket flower arrangement that I had ordered and, since he was paying (thanks to connections to Bill Crimes), the florist apologized to me that he was having to put the stepson's name on the flowers I ordered. After over a year in federal court, just to go on with my life, I settled the case in my favor, but with attorney fees and funds not available when I need "State Farm - the good neighbor". State Farm was not there. Bill Grimes should have been sued for professional malpractice except I was too much in shock to put myself through that at the time. He put his greedy family connections before contract law regarding the life insurance, and did not even offer condolences.
Took the money and never did any work!!!!!!!! I would not waste my time and money with this company.
How do I begin to tell you what a FABULOUS job the crew did at my house. I first want to speak of the Owner: Allen Roeber and the Employees on the crew. Allen was a super nice guy, he was friendly, knowledgeable and understood exactly what I wanted done. He gave a very fair estimate and based on the estimate and my vibe from him, I chose Best Stamped Concrete. Professionalism to me is super important. Allen actually was able to come out and quote my job sooner than anticipated and I really appreciated him coming sooner. The job was able to start a few days sooner because he had a schedule change from a very large job and could fit me in sooner. BIG PLUS for me I was thrilled. The crew started on Monday morning. They were PROMPT and they were so very nice. I will call them all GENTLEMEN not workers, because they were ALL respectful, kind, nice and very concerned with making me happy and doing a good job. I have been in customer service my entire working life and I must say the crew was customer service 100%. They were kind and answered my questions without hesitation. They didn't mind me watching and learning what they were doing. They were so very careful on my property making sure everything was done without any damage. They ALL showed great pride in their work. I noticed how very well they all got along and their work flowed like a well oiled machine. Day One: Three man crew arrived. They removed the old concrete which was to me a hard job, but they did it with care and ease. They framed up the area where the concrete pour would go. They ran laser level on the project to be sure the concrete would drain to the proper places. Day Two: Seven man crew arrived today. They arrived promptly, dumped gravel into the areas to be built up, placed the rebar all across the areas and began the concrete pour. They worked very efficiently with their 7 man team on pour day. They held up a plastic sheet each time the motorized concrete bucket dumped the load and there were no splatters on anything. I was very impressed again with their care and efficiency. They worked on setting the concrete into place and at the end of Day Two it was more beautiful than I had imagined. I had a gorgeous patio that flawlessly transitioned into the driveway right up to the carport. The job was more beautiful than I had imagined. Day Three: Two men returned to complete the job. They cut the control joints into the concrete in a nice even pattern which will allow for any future inevitable cracks to be guided into the correct places. They cleaned up 100% of everything from my yard. They cleaned off the concrete dust from where they had cut the control joints. They pressure washed the existing section of driveway where their machinery had tracked dirt and debris. When they left there was no evidence they had been at my home except for the following: 1. A Beautiful, extraordinary patio and driveway 2. A lasting impression of the gentlemen who worked on my project. 3. My desire to tell my friends that I highly recommend Best Stamped Concrete I realize that they poured plain concrete at my house; but I can imagine how gorgeous and well done their work would have been if I had the high quality stained, stamped concrete. If a company takes pride in the small things they do that means they do even better on their greater projects. MEN JOB WELL DONE!!!!! I AM GRATEFUL- HAPPY-THRILLED!! The job is more beautiful than we ever imagined!!!! My husband and family are just blown away!!!!!
Came in this store and purchased a coke and cup of ice. My total was $1.84 cents. I have the cashier who spoke very poor English $5.85 cents. I returned a few minutes later and told the cashier that he did not give me my correct change. I then showed him my police I.D. and he still only gave me $3.00 dollars back. I don't know what country he is from it he can't count. But he sure wants his property protected when he calls for the police. But can't trust me enough to give me back my correct change. Diapointed customer.
A concrete contractor is a professional who places, colors, finishes, repairs, and maintains concrete, whether for interior, exterior, residential, or commercial use. Many homeowners use contractors for projects like driveways, pools, and patios.
Concrete is a durable, sustainable substance that can be colored, shaped, and stamped into almost any design. It's more energy efficient to produce and allows less heat and cold to escape than other materials. When working with a skilled contractor, homeowners can use concrete to significantly increase the value of their property.
Concrete driveways are a popular choice because of their durability - they can last up to 30 years - and low maintenance requirements. A basic concrete driveway runs between $3 to $10 per square foot, while a customized or decorative driveway costs between $15 and $25 per square foot. While they're durable overall, concrete driveways are more susceptible to cracks, and harder to repair than asphalt or other alternatives. In addition, patch jobs and stains from gas and oil on concrete are more obvious.
Patching a concrete driveway costs between $6 and $10 per square foot, while resurfacing costs about $2.25 per square foot. Resurfacing is a nice middle ground between multiple patch jobs and a complete replacement. During the process, a contractor removes and replaces the top layer of concrete.
Concrete patios run anywhere from $6 to $17 per square foot, depending on customization and the intricacy of the design. Like driveways, they last for several years and require minimal maintenance, making them a nice alternative to wood. Homeowners don't have to deal with termites, splintering or wood rot. In addition, because concrete patios are a single, solid surface, there are no cracks through which weeds can grow. What's more, concrete patios can be made to fit any area, so owners don't have to worry about curves or hard corners. Many homeowners choose to stamp or stain their concrete patios to mimic brick or stone, getting the same look as these materials for a much cheaper price.
While concrete driveways and patios are cost efficient in the long term, concrete pools require frequent maintenance and expensive renovations. They need to be resurfaced and retiled every 10 to 20 years, which can set owners back $10,000 or more. In addition, it takes anywhere from two to four months to install a pool. That said, concrete pools are more flexible than any other option. Unlike fiberglass pools, they aren't built from a mold nor are they limited to shipping restrictions. In addition, concrete pools do not depreciate in value the way vinyl liner ones do.
Alternatively, concrete pool decks provide a safe, slip-resistant area that adds to the beauty and atmosphere of the pool area. They are faster and cheaper to install than other materials, costing about the same price per square foot as a concrete patio. When it comes to the coping, the material used to cap the edge of the pool, owners of a concrete deck can use stone, precast concrete or poured concrete. Stone is the most expensive option, while precast concrete is the cheapest and easiest to install. Poured concrete, meanwhile, provides the most even finish.
Concrete is the most popular material used to construct basements because of its versatility and moisture resistance. Additionally, poured concrete is resistant to fires and cave-ins. Masonry walls - where the walls are constructed with concrete blocks - have several joints that can undermine their structural integrity. These walls must be properly waterproofed to prevent seepage from soil outside. Homeowners can also choose precast panel basements, where the concrete walls are poured ahead of time and lifted into place with a crane. A single concrete wall costs about $5,000, most of which goes to labor.
Removing concrete costs about $1 to $3 per square foot, but there are several factors that push a demolition job into the thousands. The contractor might charge additional fees if the concrete is hard to access - for example, if it's surrounded by fences or large trees that block construction equipment. They might also charge extra for thicker concrete, complex installations, or if the homeowner wants to preserve part of the original design.
Concrete countertops are custom designed and handcrafted by a designer or architect. Most of their cost comes from the design process itself, but the material runs between $65 and $135 per square foot. Installation costs approximately $40 to $50 per hour. Traditionally, concrete countertops are viewed on the same level as luxurious materials like marble and granite. They provide a seamless, long-lasting surface and can take any form or edge design, making them more customizable than other options.
Costing between $10 and $20 per square foot, concrete floors add a modern, stylish element to interiors. They require minimal maintenance, are easy to clean, and resist scratches from pets. They're also odor resistant, so any spills or accidents won't leave long-lasting smells behind. Because concrete absorbs heat, the floors can even reduce heating bills. They're uncomfortable to stand on for long periods of time, however, and they can create an echo. While concrete floors last longer than carpet or laminate, areas with heavy traffic are known to develop hairline cracks.
Stamped concrete is textured to replicate other materials, such as stone, slate, brick, tile, and even wood. In fact, stamping is generally preferable to using these other materials because it provides the same look as stone and brick at a much cheaper cost. In addition, stamped concrete is more durable than other options, especially wood. Prices range between $8 and $18 per square foot. More realistic designs require multiple patterns and colors, increasing the cost.
Acid-based stains mix a water-and-acid solution with inorganic metallic salts to create a chemical reaction that permanently alters the color of concrete. The result is a beautiful, marble-like look. Unlike tinted sealers or coatings, acid stains penetrate the concrete itself and leave no film behind. Although they provide the richest colors of any stain, they're limited to a handful of earth-toned options. Many manufacturers only offer acid stains in eight different colors.
Non-reactive stains offer unlimited color options but lack the depth of acid stains. These aren't exactly true stains - rather, they're coatings, dyes or sealers that sit on top of the concrete, filling the pores with pigment. These treatments are called non-reactive stains because they do not create a chemical reaction like acid stains.
Colored concrete is created by blending liquid, granular or powdered iron oxide pigments with natural concrete. These pigments are either mined directly from the earth or manufactured in a chemical plant. Iron oxide particles are about 10 times smaller than those of concrete. Therefore, when mixed together, the pigment masks some of the natural concrete color. Gray concrete is harder to color than white, so most manufacturers will only mix in dark pigments. White concrete accepts any color but is more expensive than gray.
Decorative, colored, stamped, and stained concrete must be cured to minimize efflorescence, a powdery, white substance that forms on concrete surfaces. This occurs as water in the concrete evaporates, carrying calcium hydroxide with it. When the calcium hydroxide mixes with the carbon dioxide in the air, it becomes calcium carbonate, which remains on top of the concrete. Efflorescence isn't visible on gray surfaces, nor is it damaging, but it ruins the look of color-treated designs. Wet curing is the best way to cure concrete and prevent efflorescence, but it's hard to do so evenly. As such, most people choose liquid curing compounds instead.
Wet concrete can irritate the skin or cause first-, second-, or third-degree chemical burns. Cement dust contains silica, which damages the lungs and can lead to cancer or silicosis. Many concrete mixtures contain cement, so homeowners should be careful if contractors create the concrete on site. Anyone who touches wet concrete or dust should wash their skin with soap and cold water.
As with any home improvement project, it's best to shop around before hiring a professional. Homeowners should ask questions while vetting potential contractors to find one whose terms suit both need and budget.
Homeowners should work with a concrete contractor who is either certified by or a member of one or more trade organizations for high-quality results. These individuals adhere to professional guidelines and are versed in industry and safety standards.