Contractor recommendations! Let's talk about it!------New Section!
As a Real Estate Broker working predominantly in this area, I am often asked by new Buyers and existing home owners which contractors I suggest for plumbing, remodeling, electrical updates, additions, ceramic tile, hard wood floor refinishers, etc. I've decided to use our Web site as a place for you to make recommendations!
Please list contractors that you have had personal experience with ONLY! We all know someone that we can mention, but unless they've actually done work for you please don't mention them. Please email your suggestions photos if you have them, and a short note to us and we'll post them here for all to see AND USE! (be sure to include name and what they specialize in and..phone number if you have one! Also feel free to say who you had a problem with, that way we can save our neighbors from the same mistake..after all...isn't that what this is for!)
A Contruction Company
We do Green Construction
Sliding Sunflower-stem door-all GREEN!
Scot in the middle bottom
Call us at 412-720-5293
Concrete counter tops, bamboo floors, pella windows
The guy who has done a lot of yardwork and odd jobs for me and others in
square is Calvin Rose. his number is 412-215-8370. He is a great helper to many. one man took him to
cabin in ligonier to help there..
We recently had a bathroom completely renovated and I would like to
recommend someone for your contractor list, based on our positive
experience. This should go under General Contractor (like George Pcolar
who is already on your site).
My recommendation is for AJ Stones. We were very pleased with the
following features of AJ's work:
-- AJ always took extremely thorough measures to contain dirt and debris
from the (indoor) work site. In general, AJ uses envornmentally friendly
practices and materials.
-- AJ only works one job at a time. He does some work himself,
and he coordinates the various subcontractors (e.g. plaster, insulation,
plumbing) who come in, in person; the key point is that AJ is on site
himself almost every day. Also, AJ has long-term relationships with the
subcontractors he uses, and all of them were excellent.
-- AJ worked with us to design a plan that suited our needs and would
yield high quality results. He was very open to integrating additional
steps that came up while the work was in progress, and even suggested some
of these (e.g. taking advantage of open walls to run additional wires;
adding insulation to areas other than the bathroom being renovated).
-- AJ provides regular budget updates, with charges broken down into
various categories. He also checks email and phone messages regularly and
is quick to respond to them.
AJ can be reached at 412-241-6042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
He also maintains a website at www.ajstones.com
Painting Interior and Exterior
Ed Lehman's Painting
"Does excellent work".. Fred & Patti Trevanion Ave
Our house was in need of a lot of work, Ed and his crew did a great job, we had him come inside to do some of our interior rooms where he and his crew exceled as well!
Ed the man himself, high on a ladder working hard! Doing the hard detail work-Sanding!
Bernie - Working hard on the Front
Ed and the crew with the finished side of our home. We were thrill with Ed his crew and his expertise for which paint and color to use! Thanks guys!!! Fred and Patti 6-07 Use them you won't regret it!
Naz has been in the concrete business for almost 40 years. I chose him because he has done so much work in the Square! He gave me more referrals than I could call, and each to the person said good things about him. Here is a sample of some of his work! You can reach him at (412) 829-8227
This is Naz on a very hot day during the summer of 2006 doing concrete work in the Square! Didn't miss a days work, although he had just had major surgery only 2 months ago! And A GREAT GUY!
Pouring the concrete from the truck
Working the concrete into the framing
Concrete settles in.......
My favorite General Contractor is George Pcolar 724-744-4520..he doesn't always call you back right away, but keep after him, when you meet him you will agree as all others have it's worth the wait. Patti and I have used him for most of the repairs and maintenance on our home at 1241 Trevanion Ave. We just added a new porch on the rear (actually the front) of our home. Here are the photos of the work in progress, George and his crew...son David and Brian!
Tell George that Fred said to call from the Regent Square Web Site!
The old porch is No More!
On a real cold day they kept working!
Our newly finished porch..just what we contracted for!!!!
KENJOCO 412-351-1970, 1919 MCClure Street, Swissvale
I have called them many times, and each time I get excellent service at very
reasonable fees. They are a small company with an office in Swissvale. They
have great expertise-they solved an airconditioner problem--over time, it
couldn't keep up, and I had actually had four other service companies
out-but KEN found and fixed the problem on his first visit. They also
serviced my home furnace, arranged for a special air filter, etc. They are
When you call, leave a message on the machine and they will get back to
you--they are often out on jobs....
Gary Ellenbogen 221-6202
(the following is not a recommendation, but an advertisement for someone in the area)
Decks: Power Washing
Stain and Paint Application
Flagstone Walkways and Paths
Small cement repairs (cracked steps, sidewalks, foundations)
KAREN: (412) 551-9835
Heating and Air Conditioning
L & F Heating Mark or Jack 412-621-4433
BILL TORBICH-BILL, DAN, KEVIN, 412-351-6606
Ernie - all around handyman
Services include: painting, tree removal, yard work and a little bit of this and that!
Landscaping and Lawn care
If you'd like to add a category ..please email us!
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