Valerie said: “Joe stayed in touch with me the whole time, did the job on a timely fashion house looks great! would recommend to residential or commercial, would use again.”
Arlene from Squirrel Hill said: They are the only people I’ve seen in the 12 years that we have lived here that know what they’re doing. He is a pro. He understands the freezing and thawing of the conditions in this area, and he knows what needs to be done. He has done some work in the winter time, and it held. Everybody else has ripped me off. People have asked who did the work. He is very conscientious and careful. He details everything. He goes over everything if he has other people do the work. He tells me when he’s showing up or not showing up. He is the first person who hasn’t ripped me off in this house. He is honest and fair.
Rebecca from Bethel Park said: Joe resurfaced stucco exterior on garage (which was cracked and falling off), using mesh to stabilize and skip trowel surface, which camouflaged unevenness of garage walls.
Joseph responded right away and met me at the property the next day to give me an estimate, which was very reasonable. He and his assistant were able to start the work just a couple of days after I called to schedule. They were very professional, did a beautiful job, and cleaned up after themselves. The final bill was exactly what the estimate was, even though he did say that he had to use more mud than he expected. I will definitely be calling Vance Construction again for other repair/remodeling needs.
Butch from Sewickly said: I contacted Vance Construction for an estimate on an external stucco job for an addition we were constructing on my mother’s house. The main house had a stucco exterior and we wanted the new addition to match the finish. Joe returned my call promptly and was courteous and quite helpful on the phone. He asked questions that made me feel confident that he was knowledgeable about the kind of finish and texture we were interested in. He adjusted his schedule to visit and provide us with an estimate the next day. He arrived on time, was very professional and courteous. A few days later, we agreed to a price and he started our job within a few days. He and his assistant arrived on time and completed the job a day earlier than estimated! Joe and Seth brought the materials, cut and attached the lathe, rough coat and finish coat. Joe was familiar with the texture and finish we wanted and the completed job matched the finish on the main house beautifully!
Our experience with Joe Vance was a pleasure from start to finish. He was prompt, knowledgeable and courteous when coming to provide us with an estimate on our job. He seemed to sense we were anxious for an estimate so he was able to come the very next day. We felt comfortable from our interaction with Joe during his preliminary visit. He gave examples of his previous work with stucco and plastering and we felt sure he would be able to give us a quality job. We negotiated a price we were comfortable with and Joe agreed to start the job the next week.
He and his assistant, Seth, arrived on time or early, and began work immediately. They were professional, courteous and even attended to keeping things clean and neat while they worked. Joe is very skilled in his craft and did a high-quality job with the lathe and plaster work. His stucco work is beautiful! He and Seth worked steadily each day. Joe estimated the number of days the job would take and he finished a day early since the weather cooperated!
The house addition exterior looks better than we could have imagined! The texture and finish matches the main house exterior beautifully!
Dustin from Pittsburgh said: Joe and his team were tasked with two separate tasks, one was to tear out, patch & replace damaged stucco brick veneer on all four sides of my 2 story rental property. The second was to tear out/re-frame/board & plaster a water damaged closet in an upstairs bedroom. They also quoted some other projects I was not quite ready to move forward on but hope to in the future.
Could not be happier with the outcome. I called and left Joe a message upon receiving voice mail, within 24 hours we were speaking at length about the details of the project. Joe came out when he said he was going to (a lost art in itself) and we were able to discuss the scale of the project, along with any ideas to help keep some costs down as this is a rental property. A little over a day later Joe had a full quote for me which he did get in as promised before an extended out of town weekend. We worked out a price and agreed to meet early in the following week (the week of July 29th) for signing of the contract and to pay the deposit. Again, on time and stuck true to the numbers. Added bonus: the work was able to begin the following afternoon, and continued up through 8/5/2013 and looks great!
There was a small amount of plaster work that needed repaired in an upstairs bedroom closet, which after prelim demo some rot and damage was discovered, which to their credit, the team members took the time to re-frame & repair the damage. We agreed on a small change order (material) for this as we could not have foreseen that issue and i think this speaks to Vance’s fairness in pricing & commitment to producing quality results (i know some less reputable groups would simply have covered the damage with plaster and skipped the extra effort needed to leave a lasting impact). Needless to say it now looks outstanding.
This company puts forth the type of effort and quality you would expect from an outfit bearing the names of its owner. Highly recommend to anyone.
Robert from Greensburg said: Joe Vance and his crew were very punctual, professional and their quality of work was excellent. I have dealt with a number of contractors in the past; some of them family members and have had my share of bad to mediocre experiences. Joe and his crew were here for almost three weeks, they never missed a day with the exception of weather. Joe always kept me appraised of any possible problems and in regards to the progress of the job.
They completed the work in a very timely manner and to my specifications, their work ethic was excellent and with the exception of a short lunch Joe and his crew were always in motion. They were meticulous and ensured that the work was done properly.
I trusted Joe and they were frequently here alone; I consider myself a good judge of character and I never got the feeling that I was being taken advantage of or lied to. Joe was offering a fair days labor for a fair wage. He answered all of my questions in a knowledgeable fashion and even made himself available after hours in case my wife and I had further questions, concerns or wanted to inquire about possible changes to the project.
I would and have recommended Vance Construction to friends and family; they are a good group of guys that do quality work. My wife and I are very happy with the outcome of our job.