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AMERICO MARTINEZ

Founded 1987 • With Angi since December 2006

3.0

(5) Verified Reviews

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123 MAPLE ST Apt D

Glendale, CA 91205

Description

OWNER-OPERATED. SUBS USED FOR EXTRA LABOR. COST DETERMINED BY THE JOB. NO TRAVEL CHARGES. NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR AFTER HOUR SERVICES. MAY CONTACT THROUGH EMAIL....

Verified Reviews

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1.0

07/18/2008


ROWAN M.

Sealing the travertine floor: As I write this I'm having a floor specialist completely redo the floor. The problem is that Americo applied the sealant and let it dry, but didn't remove/buff the excess so that it resulted in splotching and inconsistent sealing (very noticeable in the sunlight). I purchased a sealant for him (Duro Shine 646 water-based from another store) and was assured by him that he knew what he was doing. The result was as I described. Americo thinks the sealant was a poor choice but both that store and the guy who is now correcting his mistakes think otherwise (the guy working now is actually using the same product Americo used to fix the problems). It's not really possible to photograph this problem. Fixing the exterior fence: The trash pick-up smashed the green bin into the fence (3 boards) and also scraped a mark across 2 other boards. Americo's fort is actually painting so I thought using him to get a good match to the rest of the fence would be perfect (he has done a lot of our interior painting in the past and it turned out well). In this case, because of the floor fiasco, I emphasized the importance of getting the wood to match (the 3 replacement boards and the scrape on the other 2). When he put the stain on and showed me (before the boards were put in) it looked like a good match and then I had to leave for the day. Unfortunately, once the varnish was applied and the scrape was "fixed," it was far more *green* than the fence, which is essentially red (see photo). Like the floor, once he was done, it looked horrible. When I pointed out the obvious discrepancy he had me standing at a certain angle (rather than standing in front of it) where you couldn't notice it, which is a lot like a suit salesman holding in your jacket as you stand in the mirror telling you how good you look. Fixing the stairs: He sealed the stairs that had split because the staircase itself is not completely true, so the stair boards have never sat flush on the risers. I just lived with that because the stairs are solid and the location is over a steep hill. Unfortunately, I was not able to address the problem with him on this repair. He only put stain where he put the sealer so the rest of each board has fresh stain and old stain (see photo). With Americo, now, there just always seems to be some reason why what he's done is acceptable and why it can't be fixed to the standard we'd agreed on. He'll say yes to anything, but it's clear he's no longer willing to correct the problem to my satisfaction. Part of the original deal was to spot paint interiors for scratches and marks (for an original $600 for everything) but this just went south when I demanded the fence repairs match the existing finish and he refused. I'm paying the floor professional $250 to fix Americo's work. The final cost was lower than the estimate because I basically terminated his work before he finished what he estimated.

Description of Work
I originally submitted Americo to Angie's List with a key proviso that he does good work but needed to have his work checked and that he was willing to make it right when the specific result wasn't up to par. Recently I had him back for 3 things: resealing a travertine floor, repairing an exterior fence and sealing some cracks on an exterior wooden staircase (one that he built a couple of years ago).

Category contractors, fencing, flooring contractor, handyman service, deck cleaning, woodworking, interior painters

3.0

08/13/2007


DOROTHY D.

Firstly, he got lost coming to my home and was 25 minutes late. Also, I felt the prices were too high. He was very personable, however.

Description of Work
They gave me an estimate on painting my kitchen. ($2,050.00)

Category interior painters

3.0

08/09/2007


MARIE L.

The back door and the utility door were good installation but the screen front door was hitting the front door and damaging the front door so he had to install a different lock so that it wouldn't hit the door and damage. Now I can't lock the door, just use the top lock also the screen door has a crack at the top that is not lined up with the frame.

Description of Work
Installed front door and screen door and also purchased the wood for the back porch and also installed the door for the back and the utility room also knocked down the back porch and hauled wood away.

Category contractors

3.0

07/26/2007


Philippe H.

Americo is good natured, and understands the basics of good service. His carpentry service relies on "sub-contractors" for the work and the tools [guys who don't speak English and that have other jobs they are in a hurry to get to], though he was there for the job. It is far, far from fine carpentry. It's almost framing with Americo throwing stain and varnish. But the key thing is that I had to be there, right next to them, practically the whole time to correct errors like: covering up the power outlets with a shelf, having shelves that matched in height, closing gaps between shelves and partitions, on and on... Americo is a painter by trade formation. He has been here since the mid-70's, but his English is far from fluent. Americo works on a cash basis. So you have to be prepared to get to the bank each time you pay him [advance, materials, etc.], and he doesn't provide receipts. Americo wants very much to do a good job, but lacks the training to do so in carpentry.

Description of Work
Carpentry work involved restructuring a closet space and an empty space next to it to create a media center. The concept had been fully developed; we were looking for execution.

Category closet systems

5.0

07/19/2007


Karen B.

He was very accommodating and quick to respond. He was flexible in scheduling an appointment to see the space that needed to be painted, and gave me a fair estimate. He did the work the very next day, and the work he did was excellent.

Description of Work
Painted living room and kitchen.

Category interior painters

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    General Information
    Free Estimates
    Yes
    Eco-Friendly Accreditations
    No
    Payment Options
    Check
    Senior Discount
    15%
    Emergency Service
    Yes
    Warranties
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    Services Offered

    HANDYMAN. PAINT. STUCCO. ACOUSTIC CEILING. WOOD WORK (REFINISHING). CARPENTRY. REFINISH BATHTUBS/SINKS.

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about AMERICO MARTINEZ

    How is AMERICO MARTINEZ overall rated?

    AMERICO MARTINEZ is currently rated 3 overall out of 5.

    What days are AMERICO MARTINEZ open?

    AMERICO MARTINEZ is open:

    Sunday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Saturday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    What payment options does AMERICO MARTINEZ provide

    AMERICO MARTINEZ accepts the following forms of payment: Check

    Does AMERICO MARTINEZ offer free estimates?

    Yes, AMERICO MARTINEZ offers free project estimates.

    Does AMERICO MARTINEZ offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    No, AMERICO MARTINEZ does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does AMERICO MARTINEZ offer a senior discount?

    No, AMERICO MARTINEZ does not offer a senior discount.

    Does AMERICO MARTINEZ offer emergency services?

    Yes, AMERICO MARTINEZ offers emergency services.

    Are warranties offered by AMERICO MARTINEZ?

    No, AMERICO MARTINEZ does not offer warranties.

    What services does AMERICO MARTINEZ offer?

    AMERICO MARTINEZ offers the following services: HANDYMAN. PAINT. STUCCO. ACOUSTIC CEILING. WOOD WORK (REFINISHING). CARPENTRY. REFINISH BATHTUBS/SINKS.