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2747 Rigsby AveSan Antonio, TX 78222
Went to get the power windows on my trans am fixed. Worked properly before just rolled up slowly. When the car was returned after paying 400$ only roll 3\4 of the way up. Called them and was told i had the wrong windows...Then why did it work before...completely regret my decision to go here d…
10203 Kotzebue St Ste 224San Antonio, TX 78217
This was probably the most professional company I have every used (and with an old AC unit, that is definitely saying something!). They were very helpful in explaining exactly what needed to be done to get my system up and running again and answered every single question I had! I will definitely…
10902 Gabriels PlSan Antonio, TX 78217
This company is amazingly bad. I had a problem with one of their employees doing a job at my neighbors with leaf and debris removal and their idea of removing is to blow it with a VERY noisy blower all over to my property. I guess that is what their plan is to get new customer, take the trash …
114 Lenard StSan Antonio, TX 78211
From Business: Customers come first. We will work hard to meet and exceed all of your building service needs and expectations.We are a quality one-stop commercial cleaning maintenance contractor serving the San Antonio area.You will receive guaranteed consistent, high quality work day-after-day, week-after-week, month-after-month, all ye…
7400 Blanco Rd Ste 263San Antonio, TX 78216
From Business: City Wide Maintenance of San Antonio is the largest management company in the building maintenance industry, facilitating janitorial services and more than 20 additional maintenance & commercial cleaning services for every client. City Wide Maintenance of San Antonio is a management company that collaborates with medium-si…
10223 John SaundersSan Antonio, TX 78216
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Great customer service, very professional and courteous. The team had great attention to detail and made sure every aspect was taken care of.
They do not perform the services they promise. When you complain they try to fix it. But they don't . They just keep telling you they will fix it. The work was not getting done . Very dissatisfied.
I just got my trees trimmed by South Texas Tree of Life Construction and Tree Services, and these guys are phenomenal. Korey and his team did a fantastic job and handled my overgrown trees with skill and professionalism. Furthermore, Korey and his team had great attitudes and did a great job of explaining the work that needed to be done and providing reasonable options. South Texas Tree of Life provided reasonable and affordable estimates and competitive pricing on agreed to services. I am already planning next projects with South Texas Tree of Life. In sum, I highly recommend their services. www.treeoflifetreeservice.com
The company and employees were very professional they did a Great job. We made an appointment they were early and very accommodating to what we needed done. And very good prices would highly recommend them and we will call them when ever we need something welded. One great company
My insurance company wouldn't renew my policy until I had the trees cleared away from my home's roof. I called a few companies and got quotes and they were very high - in excess of $1000. These guys were the only company who quoted me about half of the price and did the exact same job the other companies would have done. I would highly recommend Dream Tree Service to anyone. They saved me a lot of money.
Joe was totally responsive from answering my call for an estimate to scheduling the work to following up to make sure I was happy with the outcome. And was I ever! Pepe and Fernando did a top-notch job. They completed a really tough job in just over six hours and left my yard and those of my neighbors cleaner than when they arrived. They were totally professional and cheerful. I'd give them an A+ for total job performance because that's what they earned.
No consistency in their pricing even with a loyal customer. Enrique very argumentative regarding price. Disappointed. Osama the owner needs to coach employees.
WARNING!!! My parents contacted this agency to see if they could help with a diseased tree.Appointment was set up and they showed up 25min late.The person who showed up was rude from the beginning but They allowed him to do his evaluation.Let me point out that their online website clearly states FREE ESTIMATES.This person stated what disease had takenover my trees, and he was ready to inject them with what ever solution he carried.When they asked how much the treatments would cost he said $750.00 to treat 2 Texas Ash and 2 Elms. Nothing is wrong with two. My dad told him that he was not expecting this to cost so much and that to me it was a lot of money and had to discuss it with my wife since she was the one who contact them.He replied: “No it’s not a lot of money considering what it would cost to replace 1 tree.”My dad told him it was a lot for me but we would get back to him.He then dropped his price to $500 and said it was a good price in comparison to what other agencies charge. At this time he started getting pushy and My dad repeated that it had to be discussed.He then insisted he call my mom and that if he had spoken to her that he would have done the job.My dad of course said no. By now this person was upset and said that he did not want anything to be done and that he was not going to call him/them.His final remark was: “You F.......g Mexican, you are just wasting people’s time.”For unknown reasons to my dad this person drove 3 more times in-front of their house after he departed.The only thing he was right about is that we will not be calling them back.By the way, My dad is not Mexican. Good job guy for promoting your agency in the manner you did... Horrible.
Owner is disrespectful crews were not punctual when I told them they needed to rework the numbers they threatened to sue. Most unprofessional company ever
thats nothing you should see things at the BOA down town location where it is comon practice almost tradicion for the supervisor takes the position to a complete new level hours of work are supoze to be 6 pm to 10 as it was explained at the time of hire at main office yet manditory clock out is at 930 sharp while its quite alright for the supervisor to be on the phone or clocks out early its not ok to voice it to the main office many new comers only last one or two days but sooner or later the main office will begin to take notice and wonder why so many who start at BOA only last one or two days then quit
Homes are among the most expensive purchases you'll make in your lifetime, and it's important to make it your own, both inside and out. A fence can serve a number of purposes, including keeping a rambunctious pet or child from straying too far, creating privacy for your yard, improving the value of the house or simply making your home more secure.
More than 99,000 businesses offer fencing services and products in the United States, and the industry generates about $51 billion in revenue a year. With all of these options, homeowners can team up with a fencing contractor that meets their budget and requirements.
No fence is one-size-fits-all. Each home is different, with its own character and charm, and homeowners should expect their fence to reflect this aesthetic. Fortunately, there are a number of fence materials that you can choose from to add to the look and function of your home.
When people dream about a house with a picket fence, wood is often the material that comes to mind. Wood is the most popular fencing type in the U.S. because it provides privacy thanks to its build and height options, looks attractive, and will likely last for the lifetime of the home. The downside of this option is that the height and size can impact the price, and it can take time to install.
Aluminum may not provide the type of security that wood and other options might as it would need fill-in panels. It requires little maintenance and can be decorated any way you want. However, this type of fencing is not ideal for areas with severe weather.
If you like the look of a wood fence, but not the price, PVC could be a good option. PVC is much cheaper and can be used to replace wooden stakes and pickets. While it's not as sturdy as wood, it can significantly cut down on material costs and comes in a variety of heights and colors. A PVC fence can last for years and has a high resistance to the elements.
Vinyl is one of the cheapest and most durable fencing types on this list. A vinyl fence has four times the flexibility and five times the strength of comparable wood fences. Although it has a high upfront cost, it requires no maintenance and is overall less expensive than other options.
Homeowners that are looking to be green may find bamboo fencing to be an appealing option. Bamboo is grown naturally, rising up to a foot a year, and can be planted to create a fence. Rolled bamboo and bamboo cane options will be the sturdiest choices and are optimal for colder climates.
If you think that fences are an eyesore, an invisible electric fence might be the optimal choice. These are especially beneficial for homeowners with pets. A trench is dug along the fence's boundary, and a wire is buried within. A wireless transmitter can then interact with a pet's collar to warn the animal when it is near the edge. Pets will stay within your yard, and you won't have the bulky structure of a fence.
Now that you know what materials are available, you might have an idea of what type of fence you'd like. However, there are a few considerations you'll need to address to verify that a fence will work for your yard:
Check Your HOA Regulations
Before you can begin planning for a new fence, you'll want to double check the rules for your neighborhood. Some homeowners' associations have stipulations concerning fences including standards for what materials can be used, as well as height requirements. Using this information, homeowners can thoroughly assess their options and stay in line with HOA regulations. You'll want to refrain from building excessively tall structures unless permitted by the HOA and municipality ordinances. Without this allowance, your fence will end up costing more.
Draw the Lines
Now that you know what guidelines are in place for fences in your area, it's time to determine if a fence will work for your yard in particular. You'll need to confirm your property lines to ensure that you stay within your established boundaries. A fence consultant will need to come out and locate utilities and other obstructions that could interfere with construction. The slope and contour of the terrain can affect the measurement of your fence as well. Understanding these elements will help determine if your yard is a good candidate for a fence and make planning run more smoothly.
Lay out Your Reasons
Establishing a fence takes some time and investment, so it will be important to consider why you're installing a fence in the first place. If you have kids or pets, safety might be your main reason. You might put in a fence for privacy if your landscaping isn't enough to provide your desired level of seclusion. For those selling their home, a fence can add visual appeal and increase property value. These considerations may guide you on what type of fence will be best for your home.
To properly maintain your fence, you must first learn about what problems you may face:
Utility lines must be marked before fence installation to prevent any damages. A simple visit from a professional can save you a lot of headaches down the road.
If you build a fence that doesn't adhere to ordinances, it can cost you a lot to address. Be sure to check with your HOA and municipality for regulations concerning what is required to build a fence in your area.
If you don't maintain your fence properly, you can expect it to come down with a few problems. You may notice that your fence is leaning or sagging, and this can be a fairly expensive problem to fix. If you don't close the gate properly, your hinges might sag and prevent your gate from closing securely. Homeowners can prevent these situations by performing regular maintenance on their fences.
Fence installation often occurs in stages. First, the fence company will mark the utility lines in your yard. Then, a crew will dig posts and set them in concrete. About a week later, the company will come and install the stringers, gates, fencing material and everything else. The average installation cost is slightly more than $4,500, but it will largely depend on the materials used. It's inadvisable to try to make this a DIY project, as a high degree of skill is required, and many costly problems can result from a bad fence installation.
Aluminum, vinyl and PVC fences all require little to no maintenance. Homeowners may use soap and water to clean off these materials, but they generally don't require much more than that. These options can be good for those that want a sturdy but low-touch fence.
Wood fences, on the other hand, require a little bit more work. With exposure to the sun and the elements, wood fences are prone to cracking, warping and cupping. To prevent this, homeowners are encouraged to clean, seal and stain their fence at least every three years. Clean the fence with a specially formulated cleaner. After 15 to 20 minutes, use a pressure washer to remove any mold, mildew and debris from the fence. From there, you can seal and stain the fence to protect it and help the wood look good as new. An oil stain is recommended, as it penetrates the material and can maintain its condition for years.
With tens of thousands of fencing service companies to choose from, how do you know which one will be the best for your needs? Here are some considerations to help you make a decision:
Are There Portfolio Examples?
You'll need to do some homework on your potential contractors. First, see if they have a website and a portfolio of samples. These can indicate the provider's level of experience and highlight their capabilities.
What's Their Reputation Like?
You'll want to have a contractor that has a good reputation. Look at customer reviews as well as how long the provider has been in business. If a contractor requires an immediate decision, asks you to pay cash or doesn't provide an estimate, it should serve as a major red flag. A friend or family member may also be a good source for recommending a contractor.
Is the Work Guaranteed?
Some organizations may offer a variety of promises, such as time to completion and discounts, simply to get you in the door. It's important to question the validity of these guarantees and research whether the contractor has delivered on these commitments. If it's clear that the contractor constantly misses deadlines or doesn't meet obligations, you'll want to renew your search.
Is There a Warranty?
No matter how good a contractor is, there may be an issue with the fence a year or two down the road. You should ask about what type of warranty is offered. A warranty could help offset repair costs if you have a sagging fence, while enabling you to fix any warped or cracked panels that may occur after exposure to the elements.
Homeowners should work with a fencing contractor who is certified by or a member of one or more trade organizations. Some of the biggest associations in this industry include:
American Fence Association
Since 1962, the American Fence Association has grown to be the largest and most comprehensive resource in the industry. The group aims to benefit fence-industry professionals and customers by promoting professionalism, education and certification of its members while keeping up with the latest developments, materials, standards and tools.
The AFA has created a rigorous certification program and requires recertification every three years. Professionals must prove a history of service in the industry prior to taking the certification exam and complete the multiple-choice test.
North American Fence Contractors Association
The NAFCA is a group of fence professionals who look to bring contractors and vendors together for better affordability and accessibility to educational opportunities within the industry. It's run by a number of volunteers and encourages all contractors who want to develop their skills to join.