Many thanks to George and Rick at GD Construction for their great work installing my gas dryer. The price seemed a little high but they explained everything they did very clearly, accommodated my schedule to work on a Saturday, and went out of their way to soap test other gas lines in my house to identify leaks and give me advice about my shower diverter and on/off valves.In January I ordered a new gas dryer, but when it arrived, the delivery crew said a new gas vent was required to install it properly. The vent was an old foil pipe winding under the house that the house inspector had identified as a potential issue when we purchased 2 years ago. I called around to a few plumbers who listed gas lines/dryer repair on their web sites. George from GD Plumbing called me back in a couple days, and Rick came out the following day (a Tuesday) to look at the situation. He had to reschedule a few times that day (from 8:30 am to 4pm to 7pm). He texted me in advance to confirm, and I was fortunate that I could work remotely rather than take a day off. He did arrive on time at 7pm, and I showed him where the emergency gas shut off valve needed replacing and the soft foil vent needed to be replaced with a hard gas vent. He looked carefully under the house, asked to locate the gas meter, and explained the gas pipe may need rerouting to accommodate the hard vent and discussed what they could do, cost and timing. He didn’t give me any written estimates but we confirmed verbally.Rick and George were both able to come out Saturday to complete the work. We set a relatively late time of 10am since the gas was going to be off a while to my appliances, and they showed up on time with the new vent and valve materials and completed the work within about 3 hours. They discussed the work thoroughly with me, and ended up installing the shut off valve higher up in the wall for easier reach. They gave me a written invoice for my records and charged me the same price as quoted earlier in the week. They also went above and beyond to soap test other gas lines under the house and identified a couple minor leaks where the pipes had not been sealed with tape properly. In addition, they asked if I had other questions and gave me advice for reinstalling my shower valves so they would turn the proper direction.I would hire them again for a similar job and recommend their work to other home owners looking for plumbing or gas line repair.
Howdy folks, The contractor Tom with Ironwood construction is not only based in Berkeley he has a really good idea of the area and especially the homes that are built on hills from the structural strengthening, to moisture problems on the exterior that’s because he is not only a general contractor but an engineer as well.He has saved many homeowners much time with his how to, knowledge, plus he’s a great guy to work with.Have a good day! Kirk Giordano Plastering