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A Access Automation & Gate

Founded 1977 • With Angi since October 2007

4.9

(20) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

11530 Bridle Path Ln

Lakeside, CA 92040

Description

Wrought iron gate fabrication, repair and installation. Also any wrought iron railings, balconies, window security bars and security doors. See www.aaagate.com for more information, pictures and gates....

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...
5.0

08/18/2015


Timothy F.

Description of Work
Replaced and upgraded the gate motors

Category fencing, driveway gates

5.0

02/20/2014


Lawrence B.

Gate turned out exactly as we wanted it and looks beautiful and works great we cant be happier.

Description of Work
Custom designed and manufactured a large sliding gate to our specifications installed and programed all remote controllers.

Category driveway gates

Service Provider Response

Thank you so much. It was a pleasure working with you.

5.0

07/17/2013


DANIEL K.

Their prices are right and that is why I use them. They are prompt and on time. They just do a good job. They are very thorough.

Description of Work
I use A Access Automation & Gate for all my gates, welding and stuff that I need and they are working on a project for me right now.

Category driveway gates

5.0

06/20/2013


Stephen C.

David is great! He is customer centric, thoughtful, and great communication! We’ve been working with him and continue to work with him on an annual gate maintenance package. He is an incredible at what he does, and we have worked with a few others. He is someone you stay in contact with and I wouldn’t have anyone else do this for us!

Description of Work
We were working on and off for a year with major issues with our gate operator and arm.

Category driveway gates

1.0

06/09/2013


Clark A.

Description of Work
I submitted a contact request via the website, and didn't hear from them in a couple of days. I decided to give them a call, giving them the benefit of the doubt. The guy on the phone questioned me, wanting to know how much I planned on paying for a new gate. Why? All I wanted was for someone to come out and give me a quote. He said he would give me a call back. That was a week ago. Definitely won't be using AAA. Should change their name to FFF.

Category fencing

Service Provider Response

This is apparently a case of mistaken identity. We show no contact from any (removed member name) in Spring Valley for this time period. AAA is used in many names including a garage door company who also works on gates. This may have been the case here.

5.0

04/10/2013


James A.

They gave me what I thought was fair on the quote. I didn't use the service but I think they were pretty reasonable. If I decide to continue on the project I would consider using them

Description of Work
A Access Automation & Gate gave me a quote a few months ago

Category driveway gates

5.0

01/23/2013


Peter C.

Problem tentatively identified, researched with manufacturer, and solution option verified. Provided clear set of alternative remedies.

Description of Work
Troubleshooting problems in home intercom system. Required two service calls.

Category home automation

1.0

10/24/2012


Diane K.

This was the typical service I get when I try to get something fixed. I thought Angie's List held a higher standard and that's why I signed up to use them. Hopefully the next person I contact I will get better service. If not I want a refund for joining.

Description of Work
I called to schedule an appointment for AAcess Automation to look at my broken electric driveway gate. I spoke to David on Tuesday, Oct. 8th and scheduled an appointment for Friday Oct. 12th. I gave him my address and phone number. He told me he may be able to come on Thursday if time allows or he would see me on Friday. He never called back to give me a time. Friday comes, no AAcess Automation. I waited until 11 am and called him leaving a message about what time he was going to stop by. I was never called back. I do not recommend this company.

Category driveway gates

Service Provider Response

When we receive a request for service we place the appointment into our calendar. The customer is usually given a two hour window of when we will arrive. We performed a search our calendar, e-mails and phone records. There is no record of any one on Royal Road in Vista in any of these records. We believe this persons call has fallen through the cracks in our system and we want to find out why and correct this flaw. Customer, please contact us so we can follow up. We appreciate your feedback, good or bad, it all helps us to be better. Thank you.

5.0

07/23/2012


Daniel W.

I have a automated gate that recent stopped working, it appeared to me to be a power issue but I was not sure.I called AAA&G and asked for a quote for coming out to my home and fixing it, before they would come out they provided me with a short checklist to go through that may provide a solution to my problem. Following the checklist I found out about features in my gate that I was not aware of, and above all I found the solution to my problem. They did this even though it cost them over $100 in labor and would have taken them less than 5 minutes to complete the job.I am very grateful to them for helping me learn more about my automated gate (purchased with home) that had little documentation.I would recommend this company to anyone who has issues with a automated gate, I would also not hesitate to do business with them for any other services they provide that I may find my self in need of in the future. Even though they did not do any chargeable work for me, the companies integrity and honesty have compelled me to write this review that may persuade others to try them out should they have a need of their services.

Description of Work
I called AAA&G about a problem with my automated gate that stopped working, before they would come out he gave me a short checklist of solutions to check. Stuff that I did not know about that turned out to be the solution to my problem.

Category fencing, driveway gates

5.0

03/19/2012


Ryan S.

very good.

Description of Work
They gave me good advise, and talked me out of spending money on work another contractor told me needed to be done. I took the time to write this because integrity & professionalism like this is hard to find.

Category fencing

5.0

12/31/2011


Jason F.

The job went well.....not the most affordable company...but it's difficult to find reliable service for motorized driveway gates.

Description of Work
The tech arrived promptly and had to replace the top part of the cylinder. I also contracted for additional work (photostrobe entry for fire compliance, and some wrought iron work).

Category fencing, garage doors, wrought iron, driveway gates

5.0

07/28/2011


Charles H.

AAA came out to understand what was needed and provide an estimate. At the same time, the representative checked our other gates and railings, providing useful information about those. The estimate was promptly provided. As a four unit condo, we then had quite a bit of back and forth regarding details, as each unit owner had concerns. All of this was done easily and expeditiously by email. We finally settled on the details, got a final estimate, and gave the go ahead. A 50% deposit was required and there was a legal page that had no effect in our case, but was somewhat troubling, as it appeared to make us liable if any subcontractors weren't paid by AAA; I'm not a lawyer and might have misunderstood the document. AAA came out again to measure everything with greater precision. They fabricated the gate elsewhere, then installed it on the date promised. We found we needed it adjusted for closing speed and resistance, and AAA came back out and did that (no charge). I do not like construction projects, as they almost always take too long, have hidden costs, or present unanticipated problems. This project went perfectly. They also do maintenance on garage gates (for the cars) and I plan to switch our preventive maintenance to AAA if I can get the other units to agree.

Description of Work
Four unit condo needed a gate (for people, not cars) at the bottom of the stairs leading to the garage under the building. Gate had to be custom fit, and custom designed to match the entry gates. In addition, a handrail had to be modified so the gate could function, but still conform to code (and serve as a useful handrail all along the stairs). Finally, required AAA to match as well as possible the combination locks on the entry gates.

Category fencing, garage doors

5.0

06/02/2011


James T.

If only all service companies were this wonderful! David (the owner) is a wealth of knowledge and helped solve our incessant issues with our (2) gates. Not only did he know exactly what needed to be done, he also gave us suggestions/advice on how we can troubleshoot future problems we may experience. Truly AAA+!

Description of Work
Problem solve (2) gates and motors.

Category fencing, driveway gates

5.0

08/11/2009


DANIEL K.

Excellent. Job went smooth and quickly. Very satisfied

Description of Work
Installed entry gate and automatic openers.

Category welding, driveway gates

5.0

10/27/2008


Frank and Rebecca C.

The quote ended up being a few hundred more because we added more feet (about 20) to the original quote to cover-up my neighbors unattractive fence line. David did the majority of the fine touch work on his own, provided us with his metal artwork for us as a family to paint and place on the fence, and his team of one to three guys really worked fast once they got the wholes dug. I have many people that come by in amazement with such a heavy gate being held up without a wheel, but I show them how it is structurally supported by an inside steel gate that David designed and installed. The look is seamless and we could not be happier. In fact, my wife and I dropped over $0k on this first home purchase for renovations and I would have to say that David was by far our most favorite contractor to work with.

Description of Work
We had purchased our first home, a foreclosed property. We had neighbors on both sides of us with either campers or mobil homes parked in their driveways. We also had a modest backyard. We received bids to build fences on on side of the property that were tiered from 6 ft., 5 ft., 4 ft. and on the other side of the property we wanted more than half of the 100 ft.+ driveway fenced and gated off to add on to the backyard and serve as a patio. Still leaving enough room in the driveway for two vehicles outside of the gate. We also wanted the gate to have the potential for future automation (automatic open and close). Other bidders were 2k less than David, but they did not have the easy addition for automation in the future, nor did they have the double sided dogears built into the quote, nor did they offer David's structural artist personal touch, and they did explain the high quality assurances he was taking.

Category fencing

5.0

07/27/2008


MICHAEL J.

Our electric gate got caught on something in the mechanism. We could not fix it ourselves and called several dealers. We liked the responsiveness and knowledge shown by David Kassel. We arranged a time for the appointment and he showed up on time and fixed the problem. We plan to use him again in the future if we have another problem.

Description of Work
David Kassel repaired our electric gate.

Category fencing

5.0

05/08/2008


neil M.

Our electronic vehicle and pedestrian gates stopped working. I was unsuccessful getting the manufacturer (Sentex) to offer any solution. I found A Access Automation & Gate on Angie's List and David came over within hours of my call. He troubleshooted the problem and gave me the various options to fix the gates and submitted a written quote. We decided to install a new telephone entry system as the old one had been discontinued. He ordered it and promptly installed the unit. He was efficient and a delight to work with. He went out of his way to make sure the unit was working properly and went over to the fire department to ensure that the fire box was functioning. He even went over the operator's manual with me. Where can you find that type of customer service anymore? While he was repairing our gate, he noticed my neighbor's electronic gate was not working and promptly fixed their gate as well. I called him a few weeks later to make a minor adjustment and he immediately returned my call and came back, made the adjustment and did not charge me. I would highly recommend David as he is very proficient in what he does and goes out of his way to please his customers.

Description of Work
Repaired automated gate and installed telephone entry system.

Category home security systems

5.0

04/18/2008


neil M.

Wonderful! Our gate was rusted in many spots and it was starting to cause permanent damage. I called David and he came out immediately and gave me a quote on it. His guys started the job the next day. He was able to match the paint color to the original. They worked hard to finish the project and they were extremely neat and tidy. David is great to work with and you can see he really wants to please his customers.

Description of Work
Sanded down, coated and painted electronic wrought iron gated, door and window ornament.

Category wrought iron

5.0

04/18/2008


neil M.

This is the best company. We moved into a new home and realized that the electronic gate did not have an access box for entry for the fire department. After seeing the great reviews on Angie's List, I called David and he came out right away and quoted me what we needed. Since our telephone entry system is on the pedestrian gate, he checked with our fire department and found out that we would need to install the firebox next to the car access gate. He promptly ordered the parts and installed the complete system. For the area that I wanted the post installed, he needed to dig and add concrete. He did not even charge me for the extra heavy duty post that he put in. He followed up with the fire department and set up an appointment for them to check it and ensure it would work in case of emergency. He really goes out of his way to service his customers.

Description of Work
Installed fire box (Knox box) for automated/electronic gate. Installed heavy duty post (to mount the fire ox) and painted the post to match the color of the gate.

Category electrician, house painters

5.0

11/16/2007


JASMINE J.

Then one day, I received an email from David Kassel from Access Automation and Gate wanted to help without any service charge after reading my complaint. David came out to my property only two days later after we spoke on the phone for the first time. He was very knowledgeable about my gates, even though they were quite outdated. He was professional and prompt yet very personable. He got his hands dirty and worked hard. Once he was done, my gates worked! Also he treated the metal rails and gates, which had been eroded by ocean air. Then he ordered another logic board for the other gate for me since the other company took mine away. A few days later, David came back with new one, and then he fixed the other gate, too. It looked so easy. But I know that it was not at all. In fact, I had several contractors to come out for the gates before but they all said it was too old to fix, or impossible to do. What David did was beyond my expectation. He was so genuine, and had a big heart.

Description of Work
I hired a company from Angie's List to fix my driveway gates. However, I wound up filing a complaint against the company. Here are the reasons: First, he told me that he was the one who would do the actual work but he never did. He sent a couple of subcontractors who could barely speak English. Second, the owner of the company or the subcontractors never show up on the day when they were supposed to. They just came to my property without notice and did some work, then disappeared. I wanted to talk to the owner to figure out what was going on, but I couldn t get hold of him because he never answered my phone calls. I even left several messages, but he never returned my calls. My gates were still not fixed and I found out that he took a logic board of the gates without telling me anything. Angie's List stepped in to resolve this incident but the owner of the company never responded. It was very frustrating.

Category fencing

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    Services Offered

    Wrought Iron. Gates. Gate Repair. Gate Automation. Intercom. Telephone Entry Systems. Hand Rails. Ornamental Iron. Railings. Security Doors. Invisible Wireless Pet Fences. Balconies. Automatic Doors. Video Surveillance.

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about A Access Automation & Gate

    How is A Access Automation & Gate overall rated?

    A Access Automation & Gate is currently rated 4.9 overall out of 5.

    What payment options does A Access Automation & Gate provide

    A Access Automation & Gate accepts the following forms of payment: Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

    Does A Access Automation & Gate offer free estimates?

    No, A Access Automation & Gate does not offer free project estimates.

    Does A Access Automation & Gate offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    Yes, A Access Automation & Gate offers eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does A Access Automation & Gate offer emergency services?

    Yes, A Access Automation & Gate offers emergency services.

    Are warranties offered by A Access Automation & Gate?

    No, A Access Automation & Gate does not offer warranties.

    What services does A Access Automation & Gate offer?

    A Access Automation & Gate offers the following services: Wrought Iron. Gates. Gate Repair. Gate Automation. Intercom. Telephone Entry Systems. Hand Rails. Ornamental Iron. Railings. Security Doors. Invisible Wireless Pet Fences. Balconies. Automatic Doors. Video Surveillance.