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Associated Builders

Founded 1981 • With Angi since September 2009


(18) Verified Reviews

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Phone Number


4026 Third St

San Francisco, CA 94124


In San Francisco, many structures are cheek-by-jowl with their neighbors. Balconies, decks, rooftop gardens, and converted porches provide many technical challenges. For over twenty-five years, Associated Building Enterprises has been solving these waterproofing problems, with low-slope roofs, Dutch gutters, architectural sheet metal work, and all types of pitched roof materials, from tile to laminated shingles to metal roofing. Associated Builders has designed, installed, and waterproofed roofs for clients including the National Park Service, the City and State Governments, commercial property owners, and home owners. Roof reports are available for a small fee, and estimates are free. ...

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Christina R.

Just spoke with rep. Nice and knowledge able.

Description of Work

Category roofing



Ken H.

I highly recommend them. They did a great job for me. It was excellent. I used them for 25 years already. They were timely. The pricing was good. They were very knowledgeable. If there's a problem they come back and fix it right away.

Description of Work
They took a section of sidewalk to put additional equipment on the basement of the building.

Category remodeling



Dana C.

Peter was great to talk with. I will have to wait until the next real rain comes to know for sure.

Description of Work
Roof repairs.

Category roofing



Maureen T.

City tagged sidewalk. Repairs were done at the same time as adjacent property so that helped keep the cost down.

Description of Work
sidewalk repair

Category roofing



Linda B.

He was very good, very thorough, i was very impressed.

Description of Work
Repaved whole driveway

Category driveway pavers



dan V.

As you will see from ALL the reviews, Peter is great. He is highly professional and goes out of his way to be helpful in all respects. The workers were reasonably skilled and took care to both do a good job and clean up during and afterward. We knew there was some rot damage to the siding which was included in the quote. Once the roof was off, the damage was much more extensive 3-4x the original estimate. They worked with me on the repairs and charged a discounted rate for the extra work. Once it was underway, we found additional minor issues which they included at no extra charge. The materials and waterproofing approach they took was very high quality -- better than what was quoted by other companies. There was extra work here because of the way my roof is designed -- but Peter did not add charges to get it right. Once the work was complete, I was not happy with the finish on some of the carpentry and painting. This was due to my misunderstanding their intended approach. Yet, they came back out the next day and made it perfect at no charge -- approx 6 more hours work. All in all a great value and a great experience. Would certainly hire them again.

Description of Work
Replaced roof, replaced skylights, replaced siding on two sides of house, painted.

Category roofing, siding, skylights, house painters



Jennifer S.

I decided to use Associated Builders because of the reviews here on Angies's list. The workers and office staff were polite and mostly helpful. The work they seemed to be quality work. It is still holding up with many feet and cars going over it every day. However , there were issues in the area of making contact. When I first called them it took a second call week later to get someone to call me back. Problems with contact continued to crop up as the project moved on , BUT some of those were because we had to schedule Assoc Builders work around a tree pruner. That company had contact issues as well. So getting the 2 companies on scene at the right times was a bit difficult . Overall , all went well and I will probably call them in the future

Description of Work
They cut concrete out where tree roots needed to be pruned and then came back after the pruning was done and rela the concrete for sidewalk and for driveway, a small area

Category concrete repair, concrete driveways



Janell L.

Peter came out promptly to provide me with an estimate for my roof, which I thought needed to be replaced. After inspecting it, he told me that it still has a few years of life left and explained to me why that was. He was very helpful and answered all of my questions. Even though I don't need the roof to be replaced right away, I still asked for a quote, which he said would be sent to me. It never was even after I contacted them about it. I would like to give this provider an A due to Peter's courtesy, but when a vendor doesn't even bother to follow up with a quote, that does not bode well for the kind of service I would receive from them if I hired them for a job. They have done themselves a huge disservice by not sending me a bid. Not only will I not use them to re-roof when the time comes --- I wouldn't recommend them to anyone else either.

Description of Work
They came out to provide an estimate for a new roof.

Category roofing



Judith S.

Peter went to my neighbor's house to get the roof. The neighbor was fine with this. He looked at the sheet metal and just pulled it up and put it in place. It took all of 5 or 10 minutes. To my surprise he didn't charge for the job, he said it was really nothing. I was very impressed with his honesty and professionalism. It was a wonderful experience. I know if I need anything done to my roof, or light wells, I will call Associated Builders!

Description of Work
This wonderful man named Peter came to check some flashing between my house and my neighbor's roof. It was making a lot of noise when it was windy and the metal piece blew against the houses. He came to look at the problem and give me an estimate for fixing it before he went up on the roof. He came right on time, went over to the neighbor to get to the roofs.

Category roofing



Gloria B.

Description of Work
Removal of old roof and replace with new one. Cleaned the skylights, and painted one of them.

Category roofing



dan V.

Was impressed with professionalism, knowledge and quote. However, never did any work as they failed twice to followup with a written quote and other requested information. In fairness, this was the busy season for them and me and I did not follow up after the *second* time either. If they had followed up, they would have gotten the job.

Description of Work
Talked and met with this company multiple times in the process of getting a roofing quote.

Category roofing, skylights



Jonathan H.

I received a notice from the city that I need to replace my sidwalk. I called Associated Builders for an estimate. They scheduled an appointment for the next day, but nobody showed up. I called again and an estimator came out the next day. I receieved the estimate about 4 days later. After I received the estimate, I got new information from the city and asked over email for a revised estimate. I did not hear back. I called the company and spoke to the estimator. He said I would receive the revised estimate in the next day or so. It never came. After multiple calls and multiple emails, they did not ever provide a final estimate. I eventually used a different company with a more competitive price than Associated Builders' original estimate.

Description of Work
I received an estimate from Associated Builders to replace my sidewalk. I did not end up using them.

Category concrete repair




They are the best roofers you can ever have. I have used them for years. They are excellent. I hope a lot of people use them. They never charge a lot and they also do roof maintenance. I am planning to call them soon to check my roof. Their work is excellent and their prices are fair. They are neat and do their job well. They clean up themselves. You could not ask for better roofers. I have had them for years. I recommend them to others. If there is anything they see when they come once in five years, they rectify it. I am just lucky to have them. I have used them since the late 70?s. My friends have used them too.

Description of Work
I use Associated Builders for roofing. They come once in every five years.

Category roofing



Valerie T.

Painless! They are super.

Description of Work
After experiencing leaking at my house, I called Associated Builders and they sent their estimator out to inspect it the next business day. Because the roof had been repaired before, they recommended a new roof. I wasn't able to afford it at that time, so they cleared out the gutters (which had exacerbated the problem) and performed a few stop-gap measures to get me through the rainy season. When I was able to go ahead with the work, they performed it quickly and at a very competitive price. The original estimator came back out to inspect the work and also gave me a transferable warranty from the manufacturer. They use the latest quality materials, and to top it off, they were kind enough to give me a payment plan that I requested.

Category gutter cleaning, roofing



Craig F.

I called up AB to get a quote for replacing my roof. They were very responsive from begining to end during the proposal phase. Work quality appeared to be excellent. Timely. Fast but not too fast. Good attention to detail. Like most important projects, it is important to have the crew see you care about the quality of their work. The crew lead, Peter McDowell was outstanding. Update three years later: Quality of product has shown decline: - top coat needed recoating after extensive alligatoring, then started to alligatoring again. This was also true for my neighbor's ABEI Dibiten roof. - welds have come undone in some areas - even though I had a new under-deck installed, deck was not made level, creating low points. Low points create pools of water and sediment, which causes top coat to crack. - blown insulation was installed too close to ceiling lights, causing lights to overheat and fail. Nice guys, great effort and intention. End product "B" at best.

Description of Work
I called up to get a quote for our roof. Estimator showed up on time, answered all my questions and a few other questions I had about related projects. Their proposal for the roof came in promptly and included slightly more detail than the other proposals. After finalizing our contract, ABEI replaced our roof with a Dibiten poly 4 membrane roof, along with all the associated components such as downspouts, vents, chimney cap,...everything one can imagine. Roof came with a 12-year warranty from manufacturer. As part of two separate optional bids (not included in cost shown above), ABEI had R-38 insulation installed under our roof (we have a flat roof) and installed three SolaTubes.

Category roofing



Jean-Pierre C.

We got white-dotted by the city. We decided to replace more than just the white-dotted slabs and also include our driveway. After getting estimates from 3 companies, we went for Associated Builders who had the best price for the overall job. They came as planned and started the work. They finished as planned, on time. The final bill was the amount on the estimate (+permits of course) I gave a B on quality just because they splashed our walls with concrete and did not clean it up, so I have to re-paint it. But our sidewalk looks great :-) It was uneventful, really.

Description of Work
Replaced our concrete sidewalk and driveway

Category concrete repair, concrete driveways



Jean-Pierre C.

We asked Associated Builders to give us an estimate to redo our roof. They previously did concrete work on our sidewalk and did a very a good job. The person came to our house (we organized to be able to meet him during the week), looked at the roof, seemed very knowledgeable. He told us he would send us the estimate within a few days. The estimate never came. We called Associated Builders a few times, and were promised an estimate soon, which never came. It's been 50 days now and still no estimate... It was a big waste of time, and very disappointing from a company that did such a good job on our sidewalk.

Description of Work
No services were performed. An estimator came to our house, but never followed up.

Category roofing




They are wonderful. They do little extras for you free of charge. They are exceptional.

Description of Work
In the past they replaced the roof. They most recently performed a five year check.

Category roofing

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    General engineering, general contractors, carpentry, cabinetry, construction, concrete, driveways, foundations, foundation repair, foundation replacement, landscaping, remodeling, roofing, roof maintenance, sidewalks, skylights & waterproofing.

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Associated Builders

    How is Associated Builders overall rated?

    Associated Builders is currently rated 4.6 overall out of 5.

    What days are Associated Builders open?

    Associated Builders is open:

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    What payment options does Associated Builders provide

    Associated Builders accepts the following forms of payment: Check

    Does Associated Builders offer free estimates?

    Yes, Associated Builders offers free project estimates.

    Does Associated Builders offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    No, Associated Builders does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does Associated Builders offer a senior discount?

    No, Associated Builders does not offer a senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by Associated Builders?

    No, Associated Builders does not offer warranties.

    What services does Associated Builders offer?

    Associated Builders offers the following services: General engineering, general contractors, carpentry, cabinetry, construction, concrete, driveways, foundations, foundation repair, foundation replacement, landscaping, remodeling, roofing, roof maintenance, sidewalks, skylights & waterproofing.