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Ernesto is a crook who does not run his company with written proposals nor contracts. He would not paint to match which he originally agreed to and then the line was , we do it only as a courtesy. He went directly to threatening me and putting in a lien. I told him his contract is with me the listing agent and not the seller as well as he has NOTHING in writing signed, idiot. He is a complete jerk, run run run in the other direction.
Area Atlanta, GA
Cost $1,000 - $2,999
Date December 2017
Posted: 12/28/2017 • Link to this review
This was a big project: the crew completely secured and re-clad more than 7,200 square feet of exterior siding in just over five weeks. Considering the scope of the work, the price was very fair. Ernesto was incredibly easy to work with and very responsive; he kept us updated throughout the entirety of the project. Gerardo and Jorge labored long hours (Monday thru Saturday) with remarkable craftsmanship and minimal impact on our family's daily routine. Workspaces and grounds were kept tidy and free of debris throughout the the project. Attention to detail was evident by the time the crew spent preparing work areas and equipment before applying any mortar. The results are spectacular! The home looks beautiful and we take pride knowing it's protected for decades to come. I cannot recommend Stucco & Masonry Renovators more highly. Rarely has dealing with a residential work crew been such a pleasure.
We required extensive stucco repairs on our newly purchased home, the existing cladding having not been applied with the optimal technique. Thankfully, this had been discovered during the inspection period and we'd been recommended to contact Ernesto Medina at Stucco & Masonry Renovators. After a lot of research, examining the condition of the existing siding, discussing the scope of repairs, and exploring alternatives, we elected to completely re-skim the home's exterior.
Area Atlanta, GA
Cost $30,000 - $99,999
Date October 2017
Posted: 10/22/2017 • Link to this review
The work appears satisfactory but only time will tell. The owner, Ernesto, on the other hand, is a real crook. He told us that they only work on an hourly rate of $150, and that he estimated our job would be about 3 hours to which I agreed. The work, however, was completed in less than 2 hours. I was charged $450 for 1 hour and 45 minutes of work. I had never agreed to a flat rate of $450. Additionally, he threatened to sue me if I did not pay him the $450. Not only is he a crook, but a bully as well! I would under no circumstances recommend or use this contractor.
Area Atlanta, GA
Cost $250 - $499
Date July 2017
Posted: 7/18/2017 • Link to this review
Customer negotiated with my mason, and agreed to pay $450. The mason spent over two hours plus traveled another two hours hunting for a mortar mix color to match existing. Once the work was completed, the customer only wanted to pay $300. Now they are disgruntled because I would not accept, and yes, definitely would have taken to court, not for the money, but for the principle: agreements are made to be kept, and if you can't afford the price, then look for cheap labor at the parking lots in HomeDepot.
Customer threaten to post reviews all over the internet and said "you better have all your papers in order" which sounded like the infamous "you better hope there are no tapes!" LOL!!!
I'll let all the other reviews speak for us and you may come to your own conclusion as to who is the "crook"...
A week ago, I was told by a home inspector that there was a problem with moisture under the stucco on my house. He suggested I contact Stucco & Masonry Renovators. I explained the problem to Ernesto and reviewed the inspector's report with him. The following week his crew arrived on time and went to work. They were friendly, professional, courteous and they did not waste time. On several occasions they explained to me exactly what they were doing and asked for my input. When they were done and the stucco was patched, it was hard to tell where the repairs had been made. Before leaving they cleaned up everything that had been left from their work. The price was very fair and the work was very well done It was a pleasure to work with Stucco & Masonry Renovators, LLC. I highly recommend them.
Area Alpharetta, GA
Cost $1,000 - $2,999
Date May 2017
Posted: 5/18/2017 • Link to this review
The cracks in my stucco needed repairing before repainting my house. My painter recommended Stucco & Masonry Renovators because he had followed them on a previous job. I talked to several other providers, but when I met Ernesto I felt very confident that he could address my issues. Ernesto explained my options with great detail. I could not have been more pleased with the crew and my results. They even washed the windows and spread pine straw to the areas of the house that were affected by the refurbishing. My 30 year old stucco has been revitalized and has never looked better! Thank you Ernesto and your wonderful crew! I will not hesitate to contact them with any future needs.
Area Carrollton, GA
Cost $5,000 - $9,999
Date March 2017
Posted: 4/01/2017 • Link to this review
Ernesto was a God send to us. Prior to finding him, we lived in our home for two years with a water problem. We found out shortly after we moved in that there was an undisclosed water leak coming in the chimney area. Upon inspection, we learned that this problem had been there for years. There were several attempts at trying to repair the issue. I called over 20 contractors both roofers and masons or chimney folks. All of them finger pointed at the other, claiming it wasn't their problem. The truth is the chimney was not properly flashed from the very beginning. Ernesto was the first and only contractor who knew how to resolve the problem and who actually did a water test to see where the water was entering the house. His crew did a fabulous job of removing an area of stacked stone. They coordinated with a roofer to come and redo the flashing and then they replaced the stacked stone. No more ugly flashing on the outside of the chimney. No more leaks! Ernesto was a true pleasure to work with. He was on time, completed everything exactly as he said it would be done- a true professional. His employees were also incredibly knowledgeable as well as respectful. In fact, he even came back after 3 days, to water test. And even followed up after a big storm to make sure that we had no issues. I would rate Ernesto as the best contractor we have ever worked with.
Area Alpharetta, GA
Cost $5,000 - $9,999
Date May 2016
Posted: 9/16/2016 • Link to this review
We hired Stucco & Masonry Renovators to resurface the hard stucco of our entire house as it had cracks and looked old. Ernesto was very professional. He explained the resurfacing process, warranty and answered all of our questions. His quote was fair and best of all, we did not have to pay anything until the work was complete and fully satisfied. His crew was very professional, experienced, careful, arrived on time, cleaned the area every day and finished the job as promised. They did an excellent job! Our house now looks like new and beautiful! We received several compliments and even one of our neighbors was so impressed that he hired Ernesto too to work on his house. I would definitely recommend his company to others. Thank you Ernesto and crew for an outstanding job!
Posted: 8/08/2016 • Link to this review
We hired Stucco & Masonry Renovators LLC to put hard coat stucco on a new portion of our house, and perform skim coating on the upper portions of the wall itself. Also, there was some masonry work that was directly adjacent to the stucco. From the moment of my first meeting, Ernesto was extremely professional. He took the time to meet with me and explain the process thoroughly, including how they would waterproof first, then apply a true hard coat stucco. He also explained their warranty, and how I could differentiate between different providers. They did an excellent job. They waterproofed the sheathing immediately, ensuring that it would be protected from any rain/moisture until my job was in the schedule (approximately one week later). They then came back to finish the work, and after it was done it looked fantastic. They clearly know the craft of stucco, and were prompt, courteous, and cleaned up after the job. All in all, I am highly satisfied so far. After a couple months, the new stucco still looks great and I am planning on having Ernesto back to fix up the rest of the house where the existing stucco needs attention.
Posted: 1/18/2016 • Link to this review
Ernesto's responded and scheduled my service quickly and for a fair price. The actual work even came in a little under the estimate. His crew was professional and did quality work. I would definitely use them again.
Posted: 6/24/2015 • Link to this review
Ernesto was very professional and willing to accommodate my tight timeline. He had his team come out and repair several areas of stucco. His team completed all the work timely and did a very good job. They were very careful not to make a mess on my newly constructed deck. I highly recommend him, should you require stucco work.
Posted: 11/26/2014 • Link to this review
They did an excellent job! I don't mind paying a bit more for a job done right, and on time. They took my measurements of my redesign (I provided them with a ppt sketch of what I wanted the stoop to look like. They advised on what is 'normal' for step tread height and depth, which made the design even better. They build the stoop with 2.5"-thick crab orchard on top of stone blocks. They prepared the ground with the appropriate re-bar (unlike the stoop that was there...which started to separate from the foundation). In all respects, they did an excellent job...sticking precisely to the schedule they had laid out. Ernesto and his crew are real professionals and I would highly recommend them again. In fact, I have invited them back to build an new stone wall I am planning.
Posted: 9/22/2014 • Link to this review
I needed some brick repairs that would require brick removal and new brick installed in a wall along with repairing some cracked masonry joints. I had some of the original brick leftover from the build of our home so no issue with matching the brick but the mortar would have to be color matched. Ernesto's crew arrived and assessed the problem areas and went to work. They matched the mortar wonderfully and you cannot tell where they made the repairs unless you know exactly where they are and even then it's hard to see any difference from the old and new. I had dreaded having the bricks torn out and replaced but I hit a home run when I found these guys. Ernesto is the one I'll call for any future repairs. I highly recommend them!!
Posted: 5/01/2014 • Link to this review