Great Work, Great Guys
I had my front retaining wall and driveway re-done by these guys almost a year ago. They did an excellent job. They are very friendly and hard working. The work speaks for itself and I love my wall and driveway, they look beautiful. Thank you for your hard work.
Thank you Tommy and crew...just finished our wall and we are so pleased with your work... top quality craftsmanship! I'm posting pics on my page to show off your work! Great crew to have around also!! Thanks! Pat & Scott, Parkwood
I highly recommend Tom and Academy Concrete. Tom is very helpful, reasonable, and stands behind his work. I would definitely recommend him and will use him in the future.
Thomas Rowan, owner of Academy Concrete & Masonry, was the first to respond to my phone call after I unsuccessfully tried to get a response from another contractor who was prominently displayed on Angie's site. Tom came to my home early on a Sunday morning and assured me that, as the owner of the company, there were advantage in using a local contractor such as he.
Our job would be repaving our driveway, from the patio to the street. Also, removal and repaving of two sidewalk blocks. Despite the early morning, Thomas was most pleasant and although his company did not offer a Senior Discount, he made up for this in other ways. For example, he advised my wife and me that instead of requiring a concrete depth of six inches, it would be more than adequate to have a five inch depth --saving us $300. Also, adjacent to the driveway was a small garden wall that Thomas said he would re-cement -- at no additional cost. After Thomas submitted his written estimate and while waiting for our work date, someone crashed into the garden wall and demolished all but a few bricks.
I called Thomas to ascertain if there would be additional charges. He kindly said he would repair the wall and even bring in additional bricks if needed. He said there would be no additional charges.
Our final job: Approximately 570 square feet removal and replacement of five inch thick concrete, four inch thick on sidewalk. This included a three inch stone base.
I was impressed with his patience in which he answered all my questions regarding the curing using fiber mesh and the sealing. We also talked about caring for the finished concrete during the winter. And it was obvious from his smiles that he was dedicated to his work and delivering a finished job with a "cream" concrete finish.
His five man crew worked diligently and were pleasant and polite.