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3226 Thorn StSan Diego, CA 92104
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16761 Bernardo Center DrSan Diego, CA 92128
From Business: Round Table Pizza has always been known for quality ingredients. Our dough is rolled fresh each day. Our zesty red sauce is made from scratch with eleven herbs an…
2051 Shelter Island DrSan Diego, CA 92106
From Business: Enjoy the beautiful view of Point Loma paired with the delectable flavors of seasonally inspired cuisine created by Executive Chef, Christopher Spayde. What's mor…
515 Ivy LnSan Diego, CA 92103
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2241 Shelter Island DrSan Diego, CA 92106
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2710 Garnet AveSan Diego, CA 92109
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PHW stands behind what they sell. In 2003 I had a customer who I sold a product to for the exterior of his house called Tex-Cote. It was installed in 1 week, and he was very satisfied. Jump forward to 2010- He was contacted by PHW to ask about doing other home improvements, he agreed to meet regarding his kitchen. Upon my arrival I asked him how Tex-Cote was holding up. He said "he was very happy with it, however ther was a small crack forming at the base of his wall". I lookat at it and there was a small crack and the color had shockingly really faded, not just there but all over. I told him I would get the service tech out to fix the crack, and then spoke with him about the kitchen. He was so happy with PHW, he ordered a new kitcken to be built. The next day I spoke with Will Redfield about the fade issue and was extremely concerned that all the jobs I sold years prior we're going bad. Will very casually explained that every product has a failure rate. I just happened to stumble opon one such issue. Will then asked me to go back to Ken and have him pick any color he would like his house to be, PHW was going to (at their expense) re-do the job. My client never actually complained about the fade, yet PHW was going to re-do it? I know, it sounds too good to be true. All companies wait for a complaint before acting. Some deny it a few times at first, or try to up sell the job to recoup some of the costs, but not in this case! The color was picked and the work was done. He was happily surprised we did what we did, and so was I. Now when I walk into a prospective customers home I know this company is the BEST BET for them and will stand behind what I sell and they install. I am a believer beyond belief. I have since had PHW install Tex-Cote on my house. If the company will put their money where their mouth is, so would I. Thank you Pacific Homeworks for not only being a good company, but for helping me support my family by giving me the success needed to do so, for many years now.
Over the summer we decided to start replacing our old windows with new energy efficient windows. A sales associate stopped by and gave his sales pitch. As a science teacher I was greatly impressed with the demonstration with the heat lamp and radiometer to show how well they block out the heat. With the price of the windows, we were only able to complete the windows along the front of the house, and a second window in the living room. It took less than a day for two men to come to our house and install 4 windows. Due to the age of the old windows, the workers had to cut up the glass to get them out. Although the process was messy, the men made sure to have drop cloths down and to clean up after themselves. Even with just having the windows that face the sun replaced, already we were able to tell a huge difference. Our kitchen and living room where the windows were installed says cooler (which is helpful in the summer time) and the noise from outside has greatly reduced. The noise reduction is a big thing when you have neighbors who likes to play their music louder than necessary. We are now in the process of installing the last window in our living room to finish off the room (it looks a little silly have one window different than the other two!) as well as replacing the french doors in our office. I am really excited to see what the french doors will look like, as well as the office staying cooler with an energy efficient door. I wish we had the money to complete the whole house all at once, but am very thankful that Pacific Homeworks are willing to work with us to install a couple windows at a time. Eventually we will have the whole house completed, and am happy that we are dealing with a company willing to work with us so we can instal the windows a few at a time instead of requiring us to complete the project all at once.
Our experience with Pacific Homeworks began with a simple phone call to set the appointment. My husband and I have two disabled children, are very busy during the week, and were happy that Pacific Homeworks was willing to set an appointment on the weekend. The sales agent spent quite a bit of time with us, answering our many questions, resolving our concerns, and ultimately obtaining financing for our roof repair. The extensive repairs that were required for our roof "tear down" began on schedule and to our surprise, took only one week to complete. The workers were courteous, friendly and very willing to adjust things to accommodate our family's special needs. This was important for my husband and I, as we have an autistic child whom could not tolerate the noise and activity we feared would be involved in roof repair. The team of roofers whom worked on our home took extra steps to make their work less of an invasion upon our son's life. Our autistic child had no complaints and even expressed how nice the workmen were. My husband and I were very happy with the high quality end result. Our once disheveled concrete tiles, dilapidated and improperly installed flashing, and water damaged eaves, in just one week, was transformed into a beautifully structured roof which is withstanding rain with ease, as it is meant to. We are planning to remodel one of our bathrooms and we feel very confident that we will be eliciting the help of Pacific Homeworks in the very near future! From the first appointment, where many options for repair were presented, through to the last inspection by the contractor, Pacific Homeworks has impressed my husband and I with their excellent customer service as well as their high quality performance. THANK YOU Pacific Homeworks!!!
We recently had some windows replaced by these folks. The original sales people were competent and seemed to know their products well. We took a chance despite noticing some negative reviews. I've had contract work before so was aware of possible pitfalls. However, these guys didn't let us down. They came when they said they would show up - they worked diligently on the project and cleaned up every last piece of debris when done. It was obvious they knew what they were doing with the installation and even explained a few things that had caused our problems with the previous window installation. The stucco person had to return a couple of times and someone called from the office almost daily to follow up on if he had come or not, and if we were pleased with the work when done. They already had their money, so their follow up was impressive. Great customer service, and the windows are everything the sales team promised - super insulators even in direct sun for hours. Yay! My only issue was a very pushy sales guy who called me once, after the work was complete, to try to line up more work. I called the main office to complain, and was immediately forwarded to someone in management. The following day another person called to follow up, wanting to know the details of my complaint so that they can speak with the salesman and make appropriate changes in their approach. I'm all about quality control and good communication, and they seem to have a good handle on theirs. I won't hesitate to ask for bids on future work that we'll be needing to have done. It appears their products are quality and I feel good about their workmanship and qualified personnel. I think they actually have it really together there.
I think this place is bad from hearing so many of the very few number of customers that do go in there and end up having a bad experience or as they say with a happy ending, with the un professional inexperienced female psycho working day time manageing ", its pathetic, ladies if u ever feel like working with a manger that is unapprochable gets high and hangs out on her off days drunk as a scunk at the clubs who not only can not answer your questions or build a special bond with all the girls working this is the place. Forget all work related questions , they won't be answered , she will stomp to the owner and act as if she is tattle tailing, this is a joke, then if u want to feel degrated and told ur nothing or f*** you for showing customer Service and devotion good work ethic go out the window , this is the den of dillusion that feels dumb to have no way back . If the owners whinning women feels threaten by ur beauty or genuine style she will make it impossible for you and if that doesn't work she will pout and cry and force you to feel sick to work along side with such a creep and throw u under the bus. This place uses the girls and customers see it . Ladies this is the last place to work at that is negative and leaves ur stomach in knotts . The only nice thing is unrated and unappretiated unfortunately and that is the cool male managers and waitresses that u see temp. And the true well composed few strippers there. Check out all the other clubs first as a heads up and customers make sure there's air conditioning and a girl on stage before you get taken for a few bucks and pay to walk into dissappointment .
Some restaurants don't only speak for themselves, but yell. And you should be caught by Mama Testa, every dish is made from scratch. In an age when fusion is all the rage, Mama Testa is happy to show that going back to the authentic is by no means archaic. Each dish represents a focus on the traditions and techniques responsible for producing complicated flavors and textures. This is all especially true when fish tacos are the topic of conversation. Mama Testa was the first restaurant in San Diego to take on Bobby Flay, as part of Throwdown with Bobby Flay. And although these tacos may not have been the original cause of Mama Testa's good reputation, besting Flay was a great way to prove that it was one fish taco you don't want to miss. What made all this possible is Cesar Gonzalez, owner of Mama Testa, and his passion for Mexican cuisine and culture. He didn't want free range chicken just for the health reasons or because it was the current trend, but because only free range can bring out the flavors realized by the dishes as they are made in Mexico. In fact, all the fresh ingredients are for making Mexican food the way Mexicans do. And Cesar knows that just the food is not enough to give a sense of the culture, so he has made sure that while you dine, you can't help but notice the decor; pieces taken from themes of the golden era of Mexican movies and chairs baring actor's names. The entire idea of Mama Testa Taqueria is to fill your senses with the flavors, smells and sights of Mexico. A goal it has surely achieved.
Walking past El Vitral along the open stadium of Petco Park, shelves of premium tequila glisten in the restaurant window. Walking into the establishment, it becomes evident that tequila is definitely a theme. And why not? It is a quality product from Mexico, which falls in line with Chef/Owner Pablo Becker’s whole vision. His vision is to introduce all things good from fine Mexican cuisine and changing the way San Diego views Mexican food. If that isn’t the best first impression, wait until you walk into the main attraction, the open kitchen. Floor to ceiling stainless steel wrapped in glass pane, the kitchen is the ultimate centerpiece. Chef Becker compares the development of a restaurant is like fitting together pieces of the puzzle. He knows because he speaks from experience. When he first started in the restaurant business his mentor asked him to start like any other employee with no prior experience; by washing dishes. From there, he went through every step of the business from the bottom up. Today, as a restaurateur, he knows a restaurant inside and out and top to bottom. In fact from the hostess to the bartender, all are trained to answer any questions a patron might have about the décor, the various brands of tequila and most importantly, the food. Also on his team is Chef de Cuisine Norma Martinez. She heads the concept menu and blends items in like grandma’s mole recipe. With Chef Becker’s depth of culinary skills, extensive restaurant experience, and love for the restaurant industry, El Vitral is a definite home run.
My friend lives in the area and suggested Mimi's Cafe as a good place to grab a quick bite following a 5K that we'd participated in earlier that Sunday morning. It was a bit before noon and because we couldn't decide between breakfast or lunch, we chose this place because we could have either option. The hosting staff at the front door was busy but quite friendly. The place was bustling, which was to be expected at brunch-time on a Sunday. We did have to wait for about 10-15 minutes for a table, but once we were seated, service was fast and friendly. After some deliberation, we both ended up ordering patty melts. Mine was good but there seemed to be something missing in terms of seasoning. I'm not a heavy salt user, but while edible, I found the overall composition to be rather bland, as were the fries. Even the grilled onions had an odd taste and consistency - the word watery comes to mind - and they tasted like they'd been sitting uncovered in a fridge and took on some of the aroma of other items. Not sure if that makes sense, but that's the best way I can describe it. Even with all that said, the sandwich wasn't completely bad. It could just use a bit more flavor. I must say that our server was very, very nice, and made our dining experience quite pleasant overall. If I were to be in the area again and want a decent meal for a good price, I'd visit here again.
I have had an excellent experience with everyone I have dealt with at this company. From the sales guy (Paul) to the measurement guy to the warehouse manager (Jose) and most impressively, the installation team of Dan And Robby. These guys were great. I can't say enough good things about them. Very good workers, they installed the 7 new windows and cleaned up after themselves in very short order. My situation was odd only in the sense that shortly after my initial purchase I became unemployed and so finances became an issue and I had to delay the actual installation of the windows for several months. The company was extremely patient with me while I worked out my financial situation. I also had some other structural concerns about the home itself, but those finally were finally resolved as well and the installation commenced immediately. My only regret was that I didn't complete the project much sooner than I did, but that is all on me and my procrastination and doesn't reflect poorly on the company at all. I am very happy with the 7 new energy efficient windows and look forward to enjoying them for many years to come. I live on a corner lot and I can already tell how much the noise level has been reduced considerably. I will continue to recommend this company to anyone who is looking to replace their windows.
Although it was raining the day I visited Luella Boutique, it didn’t damper my experience there. The warm glow from the gorgeous centerpiece chandelier brightened things right up. It’s a tiny boutique on a quiet street, so it may be hard to notice unless you’re already walking down the block. Typically, the sales rack is parked outside, but due to the weather it was tucked away in the dry safety near the back of the store. The boutique possesses an atmosphere of femininity and classiness that allows the clothes to shine and the simple décor serve as an elegant backdrop. In true boutique style, there are only three or four sizes of each style, which is enticing to shoppers knowing that the piece they’re buying is something fresh and original. One popular style Lori carries features flowy, beach dresses from made by a Bali designer. Lori is actually a sales representative for this popular clothing called Indah. She also has other popular styles of to jeans and structured jackets that are once again a trend for fall. It is a boutique such as this that reveals the fashion eye of its owner. What lacks in store space can be made up with the quality of clothes and a more exclusive shopping experience, one similar to a trunk show or fashion runway exclusive.