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publicado a la‎(s)‎ 10 jul. 2014 8:13 por Alejandro V.   [ actualizado el 21 abr. 2016 9:38 ]
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Larry Hill & Cindy Aarvig

This is long, but if you want to know what you get with A&A Construction, read on.

We first met Adrian, owner of A&A, in August 2015 when we needed someone to check out the 150-year-old house we were considering in the Bastrop Historic District. My wife and I have both worked in the building/remodeling arena and have hired contractors for many small projects, but we’d never taken on anything like this.  We weren’t from the area, and had no clue who to talk to about how much work would be needed.  We almost chose someone else—and we are so incredibly glad we didn’t.

We paid Adrian for a couple hours of his time, and he helped us see and understand the scope of the work, making suggestions along the way. Right away we noticed, and appreciated, the way Adrian tells it like it is. Nobody likes hearing bad news, but vacillating and sugar-coating don’t help anyone, and can lead to misunderstandings. 

So after we bought the house in September 2015, we contacted Adrian about doing some of the work. Going in, we knew we had to replace a 5-ton HVAC attic unit that had burned up, and already had an estimate from someone else. When we mentioned the HVAC issue to Adrian, he took a look and said he thought a 5-ton unit was too big, and there were other things that could be done to make it more efficient. He called his HVAC guy, who came out and determined that what we needed was a second return air duct and a different location for the thermostat—and that a 3-ton unit would be more than enough. So Adrian’s guy removed the old unit, installed the new unit, new return air, moved the thermostat AND installed all new ductwork in the attic—all for less than we were planning to spend for the 5-ton unit alone (with all the other problems intact). In a nutshell, that’s kind of what it’s been like working with Adrian ever since on multiple projects, large and small, inside, outside and under the house.  

In addition to all the projects we anticipated with this house, the kids’ grandma came to live with us in October 2015—so we needed to build a 600sf guesthouse.  Of course we turned to Adrian.  We gave him our plans, and he made it happen in 2.5 months—from breaking ground to grandma moving in. And the workmanship, no surprise, is exceptional.  Start to finish, Adrian, his crew and all his trade guys went above and beyond to get it done perfectly with as little disruption to our lives as possible.

We have been continually blown away by his knowledge, straightforwardness and professionalism. Adrian and his crew are kind of amazing. Not only do they show up when they say they will, they arrive early in the day (they were our alarm clock sometimes), work like demons, and accomplish so much, so well, so quickly. They work weekends when necessary, and even nights. And safely—Adrian is as concerned about his guys’ safety as he is ours, and that’s not a small thing. Also not a small thing: Adrian—and his crew—run the cleanest job site we have ever, ever seen. Everything is picked up, stacked and policed at the end of the day. And all of the above comes at exceptionally competitive rates, guaranteed. Adrian quotes you a turnkey price, and he means it. No surprises, no hidden extras. If the scope changes, he tells you right away, and you can decide what to do.

Adrian has a great relationship with his crew—they obviously like working with him. (“With” being the key word. Adrian is a master carpenter, and when he’s not getting supplies for his guys, he’s in there doing the work. He’s not a manager. He’s a leader. ) The respect that his crew has for Adrian—and vice versa—is as important as it is rare. It speaks volumes about who Adrian is, and whom he employs, and that translates directly into the quality and professionalism of the work. From rough framing to custom finishing, Adrian and his guys believe in doing it right, and doing it once. 

We’ve heard (and experienced) all the stories about undependable, unresponsive contractors, sketchy business practices and shoddy workmanship—and we are forever thankful that A&A Construction is the exact opposite of that.  Even though A&A is quite busy (it’s easy to see why),  Adrian won’t leave you hanging, wondering if or when your call will be returned or your work will be completed. His reputation is his calling card, so Adrian is completely resolute in standing by the quality of his work and the satisfaction of his clients.

Larry Hill & Cindy Aarvig
My wife Donna and I had the pleasure of hiring Adrian Vargas and his company, A&A Construction, for three projects. The first project was at my office to finish some wainscoting along several walls. Main Street. The tricky part of this job was matching the existing paneling in style and stain color.the existing paneling is probably 20 years old, yet Adrian was able to come very close to the same trim(the old paneling trim is no longer made). Unless one looks very closely or it is pointed out, you would not know that the new paneling was not done at the same time as the old. Adrian was able to match the stain color perfectly. It really added the finishing touches to my office.
What was also very accommodating about Adrian's work at my office was that he did everything at night or over a weekend to keep from disturbing my office staff. The entire project took a little over three weekends, but overall, turned out to be an excellent job with no interruption to my office.
The other projects were for our home. here, Adrian and his crew installed two sets of "saloon"type,French doors in my study and formal dining room. Again Adrian was able to match my existing French doors that go out of my living area into the porch. Because these saloon doors were hinged to swing both ways, it was very difficult to align them so that they would not bind or sag. Adrian and his crew not only installed them perfectly, but was able to match the existing paint so that no one would recognize that these doors were not part of the original trim work.
Donna Van Gilder
Several of the windows in the front of my house had rotten wood around the framing. A&A Construction was able to remove the decayed wood and install new,treated wood. Here,again, the company crew were able to do an excellent job of matching the existing color and trim while repairing a significant problem.We have received many compliments on the projects that Adrian and his company, A&A Construction, have done for me at the office and home. The projects turned out exactly as I had envisioned them. We would highly recommend Adrian to handle any construction or repair job as we have seen his work on other jobs both before and since he handled my projects.
Sincerely, Derek R. Van Gilder
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