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Dan Guardo Contracting Inc

Founded 2007 • With Angi since January 2012

4.9

(35) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

31 E Lods St

Akron, OH 44304

Description

Dan Guardo offers a unique and collaborative approach to contracting that is unsurpassed by the competition. Our love of the craft shines through in every detail. Let us show you how easy it can be to turn your dreams into a beautiful reality.Our services range from design through project

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...
5.0

12/11/2016


John J.

Exceeded my expectations! Dan even solved the drainage problem that my old driveway was having. I also like his design for the front steps to my front door. The LED lighting that was added to the steps is a great touch.

Description of Work
Remove and replace driveway and steps to front door. Stamped colored concrete was used for steps and trim around driveway. He also cleaned, colored and resealed some older stamped concrete around my house.

Category concrete repair, concrete driveways, stamped concrete

5.0

10/17/2016


Cynthia J.

We are very impressed with Dan and his vision. Although difficult for us to visualize before the work was started, Dan offered recommendations on color and style for the walk and stone walls during the process, His knowledge, creativity, and experience were invaluable. Once started, the crew was at our home every day (weather permitting) until job was done. Yard was cleaned up as much as possible every evening, and every one of the crew was polite, knowledgeable, professional and helpful. Very pleased with the outcome and the decision to go with Dan.

Description of Work
Replaced existing concrete driveway and city sidewalk in front of home. Removed existing straight concrete walk in front of home and replaced with curved stamped concrete walk. Removed existing concrete front stoop along front of house and replaced with a smaller stamped concrete landing with step down to new walk, added stone walls on sides of landing/step.

Category concrete repair, decks, concrete driveways

5.0

09/22/2015


Pamela V.

Dan showed up quickly after contact to give an estimate. Heather was very helpful later with questions and information. The work was done 5 months after estimate, which was expected. Dan is on site for all work, so it is definitely worth the wait. Work was done quickly and thoroughly. A previous contractor had replaced the porch cap which led to water seeping into the basement. Guardo Contracting inspected the pump room below the porch and made the structural changes needed for support and water flow. Dan provided advice on the front porch decorative concrete color and style. Since he is the expert and I am not, I followed his suggestions and the result is perfect. Clean up was thorough.

Description of Work
The back wall foundation of 4 car garage was replaced, a 12x24 pad was poured behind the garage and the front porch cap was replaced with decorative concrete

Category concrete repair

5.0

05/11/2015


Brian W.

Great to work with and did a really nice job.

Description of Work
He replaced a section of concrete flooring in the basement

Category concrete repair

3.0

04/22/2015


James V.

After one rescheduled appt due to him being out of town then received an email a week or so later that my estimate was canceled - Due to being booked up for summer/spring. Glad they communicated it to to me but seemed like a waste of time waiting that long only to have it canceled

Description of Work
Attempted to get estimate for concrete driveway

Category concrete repair, concrete driveways, home builders

4.0

12/19/2014


Mark H.

He was booked until late in the year. Didn't think we could get it done before the weather turned bad. Liked his directness and thoroughness. I would consider him for future work.

Description of Work
Provided a concrete driveway estimate. Estimated Cost:7000.00.

Category home builders

5.0

12/16/2014


KEN D.

The service was great. The workers came and did their job. What stood out the most is that they completed it when they said they were going to. They could not have done anything differently.

Description of Work
They removed old concrete and poured new concrete in the driveway.

Category concrete repair

2.0

12/16/2014


Timothy C.

I was giving many delayed start dates caused by weather and others issues such as to finish larger jobs under contract. After more than 8 weeks of delays, I ended up hiring another contractor who was able to complete the job satisfactorily within 2 weeks from signing a contract. During the extended delay period I did have Dan come back out to confirm the scope of the job. This was because after a few phone conversations with office staff I did not think that we were on the same page as to the scope of the job. Dan attempted to place all of the delays on my desire to change the scope of the job, when I made not one change in my original design. Dan did offer to canacel the contract and refund the deposit.

Description of Work
They came out and provided an initial quote and scope of work as per my instructions. A contract was signed, a deposit was paid and an initial start date was provided.

Category home builders

Service Provider Response

Upon arriving at [member name removed] house for the initial estimate he showed me a "plan view" drawing for an addition that was not built yet and told me the patio would be behind that. I provided a detailed scope of work with my quote and he accepted. As the start date came near [member name removed] called my office to tell my receptionist that the patio needed to be elevated and this wasn't in my proposal. At this point I returned to shoot elevations and measure the amount of additional material and work required. [member name removed] was aware of this because he had already called material suppliers for pricing to try to argue down my price for additional work. I sent [member name removed] a revised scope of work and price which he failed to sign and return before his scheduled time. There were many delays due to the amount of rain that spring, but [member name removed] felt his project should take precedence over my other customers that have been patiently waiting. At this point Tim became rude and started yelling at the women in my office. At this point I decided that this was not the type of customer I wanted to do business with and refunded his down payment. Out of over 130 customers that season, this was one of three that did not end well. If you have any questions feel free to call me. -Dan
5.0

10/28/2014


Wesley J.

They did an excellent job. I highly recommend this company!

Description of Work
They replaced my front porch steps.

Category concrete repair

3.0

08/18/2014


James S.

Gave all info of contract work we wanted to get done. Promised an email within a week but got it after 2 weeks. I tried to respond via email about changing the quote and additional questions. This took another few weeks. I can understand to an extent since Dan did mention he was very busy however it seems if you don't commit right away they don't care? My assumption could be definitely wrong about them but they're not very responsive to quotes. I still am waiting for a missing quote but we're about 2 months out since they came to my house and have not received a complete quote after 3 attempts to call the office and 2-3 attempts to email Dan. Again they seem genuine however I won't be doing with them this go around since I have nothing from them

Description of Work
Was suppose to give a quote overhaul front porch, side concrete work steps, and various other assignments. Estimated Cost:7000.00.

Category concrete repair, home builders, patios

Service Provider Response

all 3 revisions to [Member's] quote have been made. I have done over 300 quotes this season. some customers are ready to have the work done and some are window shopping, and i understand that. when the potential customer asks for the quote to be changed not once, not twice, but three different times, that is an indication that they are widow shopping. i don't mind helping people out but it is difficult to find time for that in my busy season. i have still not received confirmation or a deposit on this project.
5.0

07/28/2014


PAULETTE V.

Dan did a great job, from planning to completion. He knocked out walls, raised the bearing beam on two areas, wisely suggested moving the fridge, adding a clever dray wall alcove and a corner pantry with a light that goes on when you open the door. This added up to a complete new kitchen and bar area transitioning to adjacent living area.

Description of Work
A complete makeover of three rooms - living room, dining room and kitchen.

Category home builders

5.0

07/03/2014


timothy E.

Dan was very punctual and professional. He demonstrated great knowledge of the industry and the job. I haven't gone through with it yet but that is because of projects that I am dealing with. I would use Dan when the time comes.

Description of Work
Dan came to give me an estimate for concrete replacement.

Category concrete repair, home builders

5.0

02/03/2014


Amber K.

We hired Dan Guardo Contracting to construct a230square foot dormer addition and remodel the existing second floor space of our 1929 bungalow. From the bidding process to the final walkthrough Dan was very candid and adroit. Throughout the process, Dan was in constant communication with us ? giving us status updates, offering suggestions and making sure that we were comfortable with the process. Dan was also quick to address issues ? one of which was the surprise that the wall cavity we had planned to use for ductwork was filled with construction debris from the 1950s. He was able to quickly assess the problem and let us know how this hiccup would affect both the budget and timeline. The workers were all professional and courteous - and very aware that there were children in the house! We have had other projects done where workers were constantly without shirts or using inappropriate language - we never had that problem with Dan's crew. They were very polite and they worked hard. I appreciated Dan?s insight in making suggestions regarding our architectural plans ? he made several careful suggestions about adding or moving elements (like lighting, contrasting tile on the shower bench and the type of shower door to order). I have a hard time visualizing several construction changes and Dan was happy to sketch or physically walk up the stairs with me and measure, mark up walls, do whatever it took to help me understand the project. He was also an advocate to make sure that we were getting the best price for our materials and subcontracted work. We are extremely happy with the final product. Our second floor is a sanctuary (especially the beautiful bathroom) and Dan?s attention to detail shows. I wholeheartedly recommend him!

Description of Work
Dormer addition and remodeling of existing second floor - including a bathroom

Category home builders

4.0

01/12/2014


Patricia G.

Asked for estimate to concrete driveway. I wanted to have conduits run under the drive and to have wire in it to keep it from cracking. He wanted to use fiber chop. It appears he priced it high enough to deter using him.

Description of Work
I didn't use DAN GUARDO CONTRACTING INC.

Category concrete repair, concrete driveways

Service Provider Response

The cost for the driveway was $9,200 and the additional reinforcement was $200. The additional costs covered: excavation to obtain proper slope to shed water away from his house, install sub base after excavation, install topsoil and plant grass along perimeter, remove and relocate existing shed and hook up new conduit that was to be installed, relocate landscape stones / timbers along side of driveway and replace. My company does not preform "low bidder" type of work. With 130 concrete jobs last year alone my work speaks for itself. Some people want the cheapest work available, that is not the type of work we do. Feel free to contact me in person with any questions or concerns. 330-945-8001 office, 440-487-5062 cell. -Dan Guardo
5.0

01/06/2014


MICHAEL & JANE W.

Always takes longer than expected especially on a big job like this one. Changes always are requested. Job started in early November, finished on December 30, 2014. Replanting of front yard will have to wait till Spring. Original bid was $29,500. Final cost was $36,654. We added several projects to original job, and we feel the additional charges and time frame were fair. We were impressed with Dan for what he was willing to do. He was the only contractor, even among the contractors your website recommended, who would take on our garage floor and driveway lowering project. He owns a similar house with a similarly steep drive and it was evident he took a personal interest in our job because he planned to do the same for himself. His crew were timely, polite, competent. His work yard is located at the north edge of Akron, and that made for quick and frequent oversight at our address, only a couple of miles away. We would recommend him for any concrete or foundation work, and for any of the followup carpentry and electrical work needed. Dan worked for a major commercial firm before starting his own business, and has experience rebuilding foundations for some of the older landmark buildings on the Kent State campus.

Description of Work
Lowered concrete garage floor by 3 feet, propped up house, poured new footers on garage on 50yr old house; lowered driveway by 3 feet, reducing grade from 15 percent to about 5 percent; hauled away 300 cu yds of concrete and earth; poured new garage floor and driveway and 3 foot stabilizing wall on back of the garage; amended block wall on outside of garage by about 6 feet to new height; graded front yard; poured new curved front walk with nine steps; laid about 45 feet of stone retaining wall about 5 feet high; installed new side mount garage door opener and new garage door; lowered two outside lights installed in brick by about 3 feet; installed four fixed pane windows in area where garage door opening was lowered; laid new drainage pipes in 3 locations in front and side yard, amounting to maybe 150 feet; built new wooden stairway inside garage of about 14 steps; wired the electric, drywall patched areas, re-pointed mortar, matched about 7x4 area of new brick with existing brick.

Category concrete repair, concrete driveways, drywall, electrician, garage doors, hauling services, masonry, home builders, woodworking, drain pipe, hardscaping, outdoor lighting

Service Provider Response

Some of the best customers anyone could ask for. In addition to the work, I feel like I have made new friends. -Dan
1.0

12/19/2013


Barb S.

Came once to look at the job but never contacted us again. We were very disappointed with him.

Description of Work
Came once to look at the job and then we never heard from him again.

Category concrete repair, concrete driveways, home builders

Service Provider Response

My proposal was emailed to home owners on 9/5/13 and I never heard back from them. In addition, I never received a call of email informing me that my proposal was never received. On every estimate I give all of my contact info to the home owner and tell them if they don't hear from me please call, text or email me. -Dan
5.0

11/21/2013


Brian M.

I am a recently new home owner and had a dated kitchen (1950's) Shopped different contractors to find the best quote for the job. Dan's proposal beat out the other contractors by far. He came out and met multiple times before the start of the project and was very organized. He was very flexible with my schedule (as I work in the evenings). He introduced me to his workers that would be helping him on the kitchen before they even started. His employees displayed professionalism throughout the duration of the project and constantly kept me updated and informed on the progress of the renovation. Dan was easy to get in touch with at all times of the day and addressed any issues himself personally. He was not always there himself but inspected his employees work at the end of each stage of the project. He made valueable suggestions on areas of construction and renovation that I am not familiar with and let me make the ultimate decision instead of just doing as he saw fit. He finished the project in a timely manner and the final bill was not a penny more than his original proposal. He is hardworking and passionate about his business and I would recommend him and his employees to anyone I know.

Description of Work
Kitchen renovation. New dry wall and ceiling. New subfloor. Lighting. Plumbing modification. Installed cabinets and new appliances.

Category contractors, concrete repair, concrete driveways, remodeling, siding, garage builders, home builders, home remodeling, stamped concrete, patios

5.0

09/17/2013


Chuck C.

Their work was good, however, there was little miscommunication on length the of the concrete and how far out the roof should come. There ended up being and added cost of $1800 above what I intended. But, overall, I would say I’m happy with them. It looks beautiful right now.

Description of Work
He did a patio, overhang for the patio, walkway and some concrete blocks.

Category concrete driveways, stamped concrete, patios

5.0

09/05/2013


Christy M.

The owner, Dan Guardo came out for the estimate w/in a few days of request. We actually got 3 different estimates from him as we were unsure how much we could afford to do. He was very understanding in regards to this. They did have to move our job back a week but that's mother nature for you as their work is dependent upon weather conditions. All in all, it took approx. 6-7 days to complete entire job. Everyone that I came in contact with was very nice and very professional in their work. There was one guy who over saw the work and was one of our contacts to let us know what was going on and where they were with the job and also for any questions as the work progressed. The owner, Dan Guardo, stopped over several times during the job to check on his team also. We are happy to see our garage not tilted anymore d/t crumbling foundation and the driveway looks great!!

Description of Work
Fixed/replaced foundation blocks on outside wall of our garage, which required jacking the one side of garage wall up. Replaced garage floor, entire driveway, walk way to front door and dug a new drain line for driveway drain.

Category concrete repair, concrete driveways, home builders, foundation repair

5.0

04/21/2013


Daniel M.

The best words to describe my experience are professional and customer oriented. Not only does Dan demonstrate a thorough knowledge of concrete but also true passion for servicing his customers. He treats your job like he was doing it for his own home.

Description of Work
Sidewalk and large patio pour

Category concrete repair, stamped concrete, patios

5.0

01/16/2013


Robert N.

It was the only quote I got and I had him do the work. I got a couple of estimates on the phone but they would have to come out and take a look. I never had them come out because they were all around $2,000 above what Dan was quoting me. It was a relatively large job for a small house. He was an awesome guy. A friend referred him. He is an honest guy. He is friends with one of my friends. He was definitely trustworthy. He did a fantastic job and I would give him 5 out of 5 stars. He was willing to negotiate the price of the quote down and let me do some of the work such as the trash cleanup on the job site. He was flexible and good to work with. He was a nice guy.

Description of Work
I used Dan Guardo Contracting to do some renovations on my house. He built two dormers to my house on the top floor. It included roofing, siding, framing and general construction. He also put in windows.

Category contractors, remodeling, roofing, siding, replacement windows

5.0

11/13/2012


Dennis R.

Arrived as scheduled. Well trained, conscience crew. Due to weather delays completion was a week or so later than estimated.

Description of Work
Reside entire house with Hardiplank siding

Category siding, home builders

5.0

08/23/2012


Barb S.

the process was very easy. They even allowed a last minute change to the area to be poured. I would definitely recommend them to anyway looking to add a concrete driveway.

Description of Work
They dug up the existing gravel driveway, leveled it and poured a new concrete driveway.

Category concrete repair, concrete driveways

5.0

08/01/2012


Regina T.

They were here when they said they would be. All of the workers were VERY professional. It got pretty hot while they were working and not one shirt came off. A+ for that. They worked together well. I like to watch what is happening at my house so I was at home for most of the work and I have had other workers to compare them to and there just isn't any comparison. He (Dan) hires quality workers that know their job. And Dan is right there in the middle working right along side of them. The job is beautiful. There was one spot that needed some attention and Dan came out and fixed it.

Description of Work
We live in Akron. We had the driveway poured, from the garage across the back of the house and then down to the street. Some of it had to be pulled out first. Then the front steps and porch had to be removed and redone.

Category concrete driveways, home builders, stamped concrete

5.0

03/01/2012


Tim B.

Happy with the Dan and the end result. Pictures available of before and after.

Description of Work
Dan did two projects for me; a kitchen remodel and siding. The kitchen remodel was a major project since it involved tearing out two supporting walls in order to open up the kitchen from the family room to the old dining room. This required the install of two metal I beams to replace the supporting walls. Dan also took the soffits that hung below the ceiling and put them in the ceiling so now the ceiling is completely flat throughout the entire lower level. You can see that in the attached photos. New canned ceiling lights were installed as well as two ceiling fans. He installed the cabinets and bamboo wood floor. The island counter top and granite were installed by a separate contractor. Dan took great care in keeping the dust down to a minimum during the destruction phase by building a temporary plastic wall and using a large exhaust fan to keep the dust from getting to the other parts of the house. As with any project there were some missteps, but they were handled without a problem. He was very easy to work when changes were made along the way. He may have been higher in price than some of the other contractors, but when all was done, the price was forgotten. The siding job was your typical tear off and replace with vinyl. The only addition thing added was an install of a window in the garage. Again, very pleased with he work. Dan maintains a high level of knowledge, professionalism and quality in his work

Category remodeling, siding, home builders, home remodeling

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

    Services Offered

    Standard Concrete, Decorative Concrete, Concrete Countertops, Excavation, Foundation Replacement, Foundation Repair, Garage Floor Replacement, Interior & Exterior remodeling, Design & Build, Additions, New Homes

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Dan Guardo Contracting Inc

    How is Dan Guardo Contracting Inc overall rated?

    Dan Guardo Contracting Inc is currently rated 4.9 overall out of 5.

    What payment options does Dan Guardo Contracting Inc provide

    Dan Guardo Contracting Inc accepts the following forms of payment: Check, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

    Does Dan Guardo Contracting Inc offer free estimates?

    Yes, Dan Guardo Contracting Inc offers free project estimates.

    Does Dan Guardo Contracting Inc offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    No, Dan Guardo Contracting Inc does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does Dan Guardo Contracting Inc offer a senior discount?

    No, Dan Guardo Contracting Inc does not offer a senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by Dan Guardo Contracting Inc?

    Yes, Dan Guardo Contracting Inc offers warranties.

    What services does Dan Guardo Contracting Inc offer?

    Dan Guardo Contracting Inc offers the following services: Standard Concrete, Decorative Concrete, Concrete Countertops, Excavation, Foundation Replacement, Foundation Repair, Garage Floor Replacement, Interior & Exterior remodeling, Design & Build, Additions, New Homes

    Are there any services Dan Guardo Contracting Inc does not offer?

    Ask for details.