Deck Builder - Altoona, PA
I have been in Construction since I was 16. I have built 35 homes all over central pa and I do alot of historical restoration. Me and my crew do alot of decks and repairs to the exterior of homes. We do tear off and resheeting , roofing , soffit and facia , drywall , concrete , flooring including tile , pergo and laminate , hang gutters and build new gates for wood fencing and rehang metal sagging gates , among many other areas from gutting a home and remodel , move walls and doors . I have many well known references from doctors and lawyers to other Carpenter's I work with and go help them frame out projects with them then back to my schedule . This is my life long career and I take pride in every aspect of a job and I am on every job site. If any mistakes are ever made i personally own up to them and handle accordingly. I look forward to meeting new clients also i have long term clients. I travel to you for free bids and do extra jobs even if not part of the contract. Consider us on your next project and references upon request. Thank you Michael.
I hired MV Construction to build a new deck on my house. They tore off the old one, removed all old materials. Installed a 25'x12' treated deck with 2 sets of steps and great banister design at beginning of summer. Very happy with the work they did and my new deck. Crew was very respectful of my family and dogs. Great price and done in 3 1/2 days. Would highly recommend to anybody needing construction on their house!!
On Monday, March 5, 2018, I advertised on porch.com that I needed a contractor to replace a rotted wooden soffit and fascia under the eave of a dormer of my house. I also said that I wanted the gutter along the dormer roof cleaned and covered with a gutter guard screen, if necessary. On the very same day Michael Vaught of M.V. Construction responded by telephone to my post, and within the next few days visited my home to discuss prospective work. By Friday March 9 we agreed that for $500 he would: (1) complete the dormer repair work described on my original post at porch.com; (2) replace rotted plank behind the drip edge above the crown molding on a short nearby section along the edge of the main roof; (3) clean and install gutter guards on the gutters along the upper roof edges at the rear of my house; (4) firmly reattach to the roof-edge gutter the detached main downspout at the northwest corner of my house; and (5) tar the chimney and stink pipes above the roof. That afternoon I advanced Mr. Vaught $250 cash, and he and a helper began work on the dormer. Michael and a helper returned to continue work on Sunday, March 11. That afternoon I was surprised to learn from my wife that while I was away from my home on an errand Mr. Vaught had asked her for the entire $250 still remaining unpaid on our contract, although his work was still far from complete. Nevertheless I foolishly paid him the asked-for balance in cash myself, at the time being still impressed with his willingness to work outside in less than favorable weather, his can-do attitude, and his apparent diligence. Unfortunately my settlement of my half of the bargain seems to have deprived Mr. Vaught of all incentive to settle his own obligations, and in many ways caused him to behave as if our business had already concluded. On Monday, March 12, he disclosed an intention to finish all work on Wednesday, March 14, but asked me to immediately submit a review of his work on porch.com; I told him that I would be happy to do this for M.V. Construction after he finished the job as promised on Wednesday. I never saw him again. During the 6-1/2 weeks that have passed since his last appearance at the site Michael Vaught has sent me, by my count, a dozen text messages-- these in addition to several telephone calls-- scheduling appointments to return to my house and resume work. Almost always these promises went unkept with no advance notice, excuse or offer of explanation, despite the circumstance that he'd told me that he needed me home to give him access, through the dormer window upstairs in my attic, to the edge of the dormer roof. Mr. Vaught's measurements of the dormer roofline were inaccurate, so that the planks that he cut, painted and installed to replace its soffit and fascia are several inches too short, leaving an open void under the eave at its eastern end. The small dormer downspout is unattached, and he never reattached and secured the main downspout of the house; on a windy day three weeks ago the latter completely blew away from its wall mountings and fell to the ground. Neither have the tasks described in (2), (3) and (5) of the above second paragraph even been started.
I had a great time working with Patty. She even used a jack to lift up the tree stump. She's on top her game. It was a pleasure. MVCONSTRUCTION
Mike and his crew did a great job cutting up and removal of a huge pine tree that had fallen across my fence. They were very professional. I would highly recommend them.
1510 19th St
Altoona, PA 16601
|Cresson deck expansion ..
Tore off all old and new joists and rim boards. Built all new stringers up to the deck. All new 16x16 foot decking. Moved dog fence over for them.