Found Concrete Color & Stamps LLC, on Angie's List . The excellent ratings prompted my call. Called and received immediate response. Appointment to discuss possible work and to get an estimate was set. At our first meeting my husband and I discussed with Fred what we would like to have done. Measurements were taken, plans drawn for shape and size (originally we were going with a smaller patio, with no walkway) Steve reviewed materials to be used, process for stamping concrete, coloring and other added features and answered all our questions in relation to the project. He informed me he would send me an email with the estimate. We received it within 48 hours and notified him of our approval. In the interim, other work was also being done ( a pool) in our backyard. Due to issues with weather and pool contractor, the patio project was pushed back. During this time we decided that (due to the reasonable estimate) we could afford an even larger size patio. I again contacted Fred who returned and remeasured, and redesigned not only a larger patio but a walkway extending from patio to carport / driveway area. The new estimate arrived as promptly as the first. We felt estimate was more than fair considering all the work to be done. Upon completion of pool work I contacted Fred again to discuss a possible start date (this was on Monday 5/7/12).By 5/10/12 they were preparing the area for concrete.By mid morning of 5/11/12 all preparations for concrete were complete.Concrete arrived and work progressed even faster than I anticipated. by dinner time concrete was poured,,spread, smoothed and stamped and edging done. Approx 5 workers, Fred and Mark handled this portion of the project. On 5/12/12 Mark and another worker returned to do the finishing work, which involved defining the lines further, coloring a medallion on the patio,power washing, antiquing and glazing the concrete.
WE ARE VERY PLEASED WITH THE PATIO! IT IS MORE THAN WE HOPED FOR! BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!!!
In conclusion, an excellent experience. Fred is a personable man and very easy to work with. He has excellent ideas, designs, and information that he dispenses freely without pressure. He went above and beyond with some of the work he did for us.He even went so far as to have his dump truck pick up my river rocks for around my pool so that we did not have to do it! He is confident in his work and that of his employees.The workers were pleasant and hard working. Area was cleaned up by them prior to leaving.