Miami >Residential Construction > Alumicenter
Toward the end of May 2012, I contacted
Alumicenter via their website to inquire on the price of an Aluminum porch. I already knew the dimensions based on quotes from several other contractors who visited my home. An employee of the company contacted me the same day and we setup an appointment for someone to come out and see the property. I had to re-schedule the first meeting due to some circumstances out of my control. The company changed the meeting for the following week.
The representative that came over to my home was Juan Cohen. Juan is the owner of Alumicenter. He arrived on-time and was prepared to take measurements of the area. Juan took notes of the area and measured it. He told me that I will have an emailed quote sent to me later that night. This is perfect as I am 100% attached to my iphone and email works best to communicate with me.
As promised, the quote arrived later that night. I was pleasantly surprised to see that he had sent two quotes. One for the roofing I wanted and another for the screened-in version. My wife and I had wanted to do the screen but didn t ask Juan because the other contractors were pricing it outside of our price range. To our delight, Juan s screened-in quote was not as high as the others. Matter of fact, it was towards the top of our spending budget whereas all others were nearly $500 - $700 over our budget. We decided to go with the screened enclosure!
Juan submitted all the paperwork to the city for permitting. Since I live in a gated, Lennar community, I had to get my HOA s approval. Juan provided all the forms and Miami-Dade Approvals I needed to include an architectural rendering of the porch. It was approved with no issues because all the paperwork was complete and thorough. The permit was issued and the inspection of the foundation passed with no issues. This gave way to concrete pouring and actual structure build.
I was expecting to find a construction site once I arrived home. However, Juan and his people cleaned up after themselves and ensured that they did not damage the vegetation nor destroy my grass. You could hardly tell that a crew had been working there. It was excellent! The concrete guys showed up 15 mins EARLY! This is great! They went right to work and my foundation was poured in less than 2 hours. The concrete took three days to hardened. Once that was hardened, Juan began to work on the construction of the enclosure.
Juan and his crew took two days to build the enclosure. They always arrive on time or earlier and went straight to work. No cafesito breaks! It was truly a pleasure seeing quality work being done by a contractor. The crew was proficient in their task and you can tell that this wasn t their first time doing it. The quality of the build was superb and the materials were new and definitely not old stock.
After the work was done, Juan came over and walked me through the construction of the enclosure. He climbed ladders with me to show me the roof and show me how it was waterproof. He should me little extras that he incorporated to make the structure stronger. The bolts he used were higher grade and tensile strength than those required by the plans. I appreciated this!
Overall, the enclosure looks fantastic! I am a perfectionist and I looked at every single nook and cranny looking for defects or oddities. I couldn t find any.. Juan has excellent customer service skills and superb construction experience. He answers all emails immediately! ((I emailed him over 40 times, yes, I am a perfectionist and look at the details!)) He ensured all my questions were answered and went over and beyond my expectations. Well, I ll let the pictures speak for themselves! I absolutely recommend Alumicenter for your enclosure project!
Screen Enclosure Project - Job Well Done. I have to share my experience because I'm very happy with my new screen enclosure, I like the way it turned out. Very nice and excellent craftmanship, these guys built a very nice cage. They took care of every detail including a final clean up after they were done.
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