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Van Midde & Son Concrete

Founded 1991 • With Angi since May 2007

4.8

(25) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

490 B St

San Rafael, CA 94901

Description

The Van Midde Family has been involved in the concrete industry in Marin County for over 50 years. The crew of Van Midde & Son are some of the best trained in the industry. They can take a project from start to finish and work with the homeowners or contractors on any changes. Van Midde & Son is

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...
George A.
5.0
10/30/2016
They did an excellent job. They were very professional.
Description of Work
Concrete sloped side yard and fix drainage problem from back yard to front driveway. Also concrete/seed front driveway and sidewalk. Created retaining wall and applied stone veneer.
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways, masonry, pavers, gravel, hardscaping
Duraid A.
1.0
08/15/2016
Lousy - the estimate never arrived. Promises promises - but 1 week and half later, I still do not have an estimate. What a lousy contractor. Not recommended
Description of Work
Nothing was done as I did not get an estimate as promised 1 week and half a go.
Category
concrete repair
Roberta A.
5.0
08/11/2016
unknown
Description of Work
Replaced portion of the driveway that was broken and sinking and extended driveway area. Extremely pleased with the quality of the work. Dealt with Jason Van Midde who is very professional and personable. Highly recommend.
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways, stamped concrete
Karen V.
5.0
03/02/2016
I cannot say enough good things about Ted Van Midde, their crew and their work at my home in Terra Linda. They completed re-graded my entire back yard, removing and demolished old patios and a deck, rocks, plants in the process and everything was done so carefully and cleanly I hardly knew they were there- and we have huge plate glass windows spanning the entire length of our house so demo was a big concern. My landscape architect laid out a very challenging system of pavers of varying lengths, requiring extreme attention to detail and actual artistry from their forming team. They got it all laid out perfectly and when they had questions they consulted me and together we decided on what was best. And when I had a question they ALWAYS responded quickly, in a few occasions proactively called me to ask what I wanted or to discuss next steps. I can be a very fussy customer but their team could not have been more friendly, patient and professional. They were incredibly trustworthy and I felt very comfortable giving them access to my yard when I was away. And the price of their work was right in my budget, which was a relief! In short, they are my go-to guys for my next project and they should be yours.
Description of Work
Van Midde and Sons completely demolished and re-graded my entire back yard. They then laid compacted gravel with weed fabric as a base and poured a series of concrete pavers that required great attention to detail.
Category
concrete repair, pavers, gravel, hardscaping, patios
Theresa C.
5.0
01/18/2016
We were on vacation during the work, but we were happy with the results.
Description of Work
Removed back patio pavers and poured colored concrete.
Category
concrete repair, hardscaping, stamped concrete, patios
Marianna N.
5.0
11/29/2015
Went great! Early service, quick and professional. Took care of all permits and built to City Code. Very impressed!
Description of Work
Sidewalk replacement. Evened out concrete and brick walkways.
Category
concrete repair, masonry, hardscaping
Robert P.
5.0
07/07/2015
Tremendous work, fully quality, total professionals. Clear communication. Estimate in writing. They even talked us out of doing it the more expensive excessive way. Their way was better, done great. Had about a third of our San Francisco sidewalk cracked and damaged by tree roots over the years. After gathering several bidders, hired Van Midde and fully recommend them without a doubt!
Description of Work
Replaced and repaired sidewalk
Category
concrete repair
Diana S.
5.0
08/05/2014
unknown
Description of Work
The contract was to replace the concrete in my driveway and carport, necessitating the removal of extensive tree roots. The company owner came out to assess what the job would entail and give me a price. Though the price was the highest of the bids I had for the job, this company responded to phone calls and showed up pretty close to the estimated times to follow through. This company also has a long history in the area and provided addresses of prior similar jobs which I could view (and did_). The work was most competently executed, and within the time frame expected. The color was a bit darker than I anticipated and did not lighten up as much as I thought it would as it dried, but it looks fine. The only precaution I would take if using them again for another job (and I might) would be to ask that they protect the house siding when pressure washing the final surface to prevent paint chipping.
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways, stamped concrete
Catherine T.
5.0
07/30/2014
unknown
Description of Work
My husband tried to restrain our concrete patio with disasterious results (streaky, blotchy stain marks everywhere). Van Middle Concrete came to the rescue and was able to remove the old stain, clean, reseal and restrain my patio. Ted and the work team are very professional and knowledgable.
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways, stamped concrete
Brian Q.
4.0
07/07/2014
Estimate was efficient but a bit high. Decided to do the work. Had to wait a bit for start date (but I was not in a rush). Job was done well and timely.
Description of Work
Refill cracks reset bricks and general upgrade of driveway and walkway
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways
Mark D.
4.0
02/28/2014
They were just fine. It was what it is. They were prompt, and professional. I was on the board of my home owners association, and that is why I used them. They showed up when they were supposed to. I made it very clear to them that we were only getting quotes. They got the quotes as they were supposed to. I sent them a thank you not as well. I am an interior designer by trade and so I use reputable vendors for my clients.
Description of Work
I got a quote from Van Midde & Son Concrete for concrete work on a common area terrace.
Category
concrete repair
Perry S.
5.0
09/03/2013
There was no problem . Work was done as agreed upon and on time.
Description of Work
Remove md replace garag floor
Category
concrete driveways
Gerald S.
1.0
07/16/2013
came to take measurements and let us know what needed to be done. that was three weeks ago and they still havent called back or responded to emails
Description of Work
gave an estimate
Category
concrete repair

Service Provider Response

Thanks you [member name removed] for your constructive criticism of our company. After looking into your complaint I have tracked down what happened. Tragically my employee whom your wife initially had an appointment with, needed to cancel because he was with his father whom passed away the day of your appointment. He was able to spend the last day of his fathers life with him and other members of his family. He did schedule another appointment with your wife after taking a week off to grieve. I hope you look into these details which were published in the local paper and you will see that indeed this is what happened on the first day of your appointment. Emails were not disregarded nor were phone calls. I was gone myself on a much needed vacation with my wife of 30 years last week. I said I would look into it and I did. Communication could have been better, I agree. My employee actually called 6 different customers the same day he called your wife to reschedule, from the hospital. The other 5 customers were fine with waiting, you seem to have taken upon yourself to declare war upon my company with your multiple emails to Angieslist. After explaining to my employee that you had criticized my company he felt that it would be better not giving a proposal to such a spiteful person. I apologize for not getting your bid done on time, but under the circumstances it seems understandable that an employee whom had just lost his father be given some time to grieve. If you feel that your comments should stand in your previous posts then so be it. Under the circumstances I don't think we could have done much differently, given these facts. I stand by my employees judgement on this case. My employee did say that your wife was very courteous to him and he had nothing but nice things to say about her. It doesn't seem that he ever did meet you. Perhaps you could return our calls to you and set up a time to talk about this matter rather than sending out derogatory emails. Sometimes a little face to face talking can clear up matters better then emails. Thanks, Ted Van Midde lll. President, Van Midde & Son.
Gilbert F.
5.0
06/03/2013
They were on time, very detailed during our first meeting, explaining what needed to be done. They were also excellent in pointing out some other things that could be done, without a hard sell approach. I appreciated their proactive, easy to work with approach. I ended up not doing the job because of other reasons having nothing to do with Van Midde, and so I can't be sure how competitive their pricing proposal was.
Description of Work
Gave me an estimate for redoing my driveway and walkway.
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways
Gerald P.
5.0
03/15/2013
They were excellent.
Description of Work
They poured a concrete path and some stairs.
Category
concrete repair
Margaret Z.
2.0
01/22/2013
It took them over a week to return my call. They did not come out and look at the project for another week. They promised that they would have the quote to us within two days and that took another week. When we called to ask questions regarding the quote we were told the quote is the quote - take it or leave it.
Description of Work
We wanted a new driveway poured and some concrete work done around our pool.
Category
concrete driveways

Service Provider Response

Hi Member, I read your report and I was sorry to hear that we could not satisfy your need for a quote on time. We try to call people back within 24 hours. I don't have the records of your particular message but it was probably not a week. My salesman Scott made it out to your home and spent hours reviewing the job with you and your husband. The pool patio was the main job focus which represented $37k, the driveway was $8.8k and walkways on the side of the house were $7.4k. It is a nice job and we knew you had gotten another quote which did not include everything that we did. We don't tell people that is the price take it or leave it. The other price you got was lower, but he did not include the driveway area and no drainage was included either. When the estimate was emailed we heard from you after we called to see if you got it, or after your inquiry on its whereabouts that it gone to your Spam folder. Sorry that happened. I apologize for any thing that you think our firm did wrong. We try to satisfy all our customers. We would never have said your bid would be ready in 2 days. Looking at the file Scott had 5 pages of notes and calculations that he worked out. A lot of time and effort was put into your bid. Thanks for the feedback we will use it to make our company better. Good luck with your project. Ted Van Midde lll, president Van Midde & Son Concrete.
Barb C.
3.0
09/07/2012
It didn't - they didn't want the job.
Description of Work
just an fyi - I called for an appointment but they don't go as far as Vallejo (which didn't seem that far to me :<(
Category
concrete repair
DONNA W.
5.0
04/24/2012
Had estimated the project to take 2 weeks. Instead they completed in a week. Crews were hardworking, efficient and professional. Everything was completed as described. Beautiful.
Description of Work
Removed existing driveway, sidewalk, apron and walkways. Replaced with seeded concrete drive and walkways and concrete sidewalk and apron. Also put brick on stairs and landing to house.
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways, masonry, stamped concrete
john P.
5.0
02/24/2012
Everything was excellent.
Description of Work
They did some concrete work on my driveway.
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways
Winston W.
5.0
08/29/2011
I just did.
Description of Work
Removed old, cracked driveway and a concrete planter base. Poured new concrete driveway and repaired some concrete on our patio. As there were a few small problems with the initial work, one of the less experienced members of the firm was sent over to correct the problems, but he was not really qualified to handle the repair/adjustments on his own. In other words, he wasn't properly supervised. These problems were eventually resolved, but it left a bit of a bad taste in our mouths that parts of the job were turned over to less than qualified persons. Anyway, very personable staff and excellent work. Very attractive new driveway.
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways, patios
Barbara B.
5.0
07/20/2011
I have a rented house and the entire driveway looked like Grand Tetons and we replaced all of that. They did an excellent job. They cleaned up everything. They were extremely professional. The man who came to give the quote was very helpful and saved a lot of my money. I would be happy to recommend them. They were completely, entirely honest. They were little cheap than other estimates that I had. They were just really incredible. I would not be without answers.
Description of Work
I used Van Midde & Son Concrete for replacing the entire driveways with concrete. They finished the job in the mid of June this year.
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways
James G F.
5.0
02/24/2011
See above
Description of Work
VM excavated and rebuilt our long driveway (poured concrete), built a 30 ft. long wooden retaining wall, and built some very large concrete planters. They worked well with our designer to execute the trickier aspects of the job. The quality of the work was very high and we were very pleased. There were a couple of significant overages on a couple of aspects of the job; I checked with a friend in the trades who knows this business and he said they were fair, given the uncertainty that was inherent in some work. Wasn't happy about paying more but given the quality of the work, it went down a little easier.
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways
DONALD C D.
5.0
04/07/2010
They have been excellent in their work and timing. With one part of the project, they could've done the clean up a little bit better. Otherwise, they are professional on all fronts.
Description of Work
They have done a front walkway, hot tub pad, garbage can pad, front steps for us, and a small retaining wall.
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways, hardscaping
John R.
5.0
09/28/2009
Overall, excellent. Ted Van Midde and his team were extremely diligent and considerate during the month long construction project. A new sewer pipe needed to be rerouted. Instead of charging additional fees for every unforeseen problem, Ted included the "minor" issues into the overall estimate and provided us with a very fair price and outstanding service. Also, we needed Ted was very helpful when we needed his assistance several years later. Overall, when we select a vendor for construction, we seek fairness, quality workmanship, honor, reliability, and support. Ted Van Midde fulfilled all of these criteria. In retrospect, I would have consulted a landscape architect to address for additional insight regarding possible design options. The staircase and pathways which incorporate a stain are frequently praised by other trades professionals for the beauty and artistry of the hardscape.
Description of Work
Excavation, grading, and pouring of pathways, stairs, and a retaining wall on a hillside. The job involved anchoring the stairway to the underlying hillside and incorporated graded curves into the pathway. This particular project highlighted the combination of technical skill, creative artistry, and workmanship to achieve the desired aesthetic beauty and practical benefits of the job.
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways, hardscaping
SUSAN S.
5.0
05/02/2007
I was extremely happy with them and I felt that they were very familiar with what I wanted to have done. Everything was done very precisely and accurately. I was well pleased with the attitudes of the workers because they were all pleasant to do business with.
Description of Work
I had Van Midde & Son Concrete take out my old driveway and then replace it with a new driveway. I also had them install a new sidewalk that leads up to my porch with slate stone. Van Midde & Son Concrete handled all the rebar, the pouring of the concrete, the seeding and all the finishing work.
Category
concrete repair, concrete driveways

Service Provider Response

The member was great to work for. It always makes us feel good when a customer is happy. We know a satisfied client is the best source of new business for Van Midde and Son. Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to serving you again should you need concrete work in the future.

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    General Information
    Free Estimates
    Yes
    Eco-Friendly Accreditations
    No
    Payment Options
    MasterCard, American Express, Check, Visa
    Senior Discount
    5%
    Warranties
    Yes

    Services Offered

    Stamped textured, interlocking paver and decorative concrete driveways, concrete patios, retaining walls, sidewalks & walkways.

    Services Not Offered

    Epoxy, epoxy injection, sell concrete, make pre-cast concrete, post tension slabs & asphalt.

    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Van Midde & Son Concrete

    How is Van Midde & Son Concrete overall rated?

    Van Midde & Son Concrete is currently rated 4.8 overall out of 5.

    What days are Van Midde & Son Concrete open?

    Van Midde & Son Concrete is open:

    Monday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Thursday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    What payment options does Van Midde & Son Concrete provide

    Van Midde & Son Concrete accepts the following forms of payment: MasterCard, American Express, Check, Visa

    Does Van Midde & Son Concrete offer free estimates?

    Yes, Van Midde & Son Concrete offers free project estimates.

    Does Van Midde & Son Concrete offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    No, Van Midde & Son Concrete does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does Van Midde & Son Concrete offer a senior discount?

    No, Van Midde & Son Concrete does not offer a senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by Van Midde & Son Concrete?

    Yes, Van Midde & Son Concrete offers warranties.

    What services does Van Midde & Son Concrete offer?

    Van Midde & Son Concrete offers the following services: Stamped textured, interlocking paver and decorative concrete driveways, concrete patios, retaining walls, sidewalks & walkways.

    Are there any services Van Midde & Son Concrete does not offer?

    Epoxy, epoxy injection, sell concrete, make pre-cast concrete, post tension slabs & asphalt.