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Testimonials

  • Karen H.

    Master Bathroom Remodel
    Description of Work:
    Master Bathroom Remodel
    Homeowner Comments:
    This was the second of two remodel projects where I have used Lone Star State Construction. The first was a redo of my guest bathrooms and the second was a complete gut job of my master bathroom. For the master bathroom, the space was reconfigured, plumbing and electrical moved, in short everything was changed. The project came in on budget and ahead of time with very little surprises (which is rare with a 30 year old house). The crews were respectful of my property and made sure rugs and furniture were covered and not damaged during demolition or construction.
    Anna Badger was my PM during both projects and she kept me informed on the whole process. I could send texts with questions at any hour and she would get back to me. She also offered helpful advice on questions during installation.
    I would recommend LSSC and definitely use them again. Thank you LSSC and thank you Anna.
    Description of Work:
    Master Bathroom Remodel
    Homeowner Comments:
    This was the second of two remodel projects where I have used Lone Star State Construction. The first was a redo of my guest bathrooms and the second was a complete gut job of my master bathroom. For the master bathroom, the space was reconfigured, plumbing and electrical moved, in short everything was changed. The project came in on budget and ahead of time with very little surprises (which is rare with a 30 year old house). The crews were respectful of my property and made sure rugs and furniture were covered and not damaged during demolition or construction.
    Anna Badger was my PM during both projects and she kept me informed on the whole process. I could send texts with questions at any hour and she would get back to me. She also offered helpful advice on questions during installation.
    I would recommend LSSC and definitely use them again. Thank you LSSC and thank you Anna.
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    Ronald S.

    An outstanding company with professional employees. Lone Star is a general contractor whom can do and undertake any job needed. Very, Very Professional. All work was completed in a timely manner. Our job superintendent was Anna Badger, a very professional young lady, whom over saw our job. We had many estimates and prices for the work completed. But, Lone Star was the best and will remain the best. It was our pleasure to work with this company and we will again. If you want a verbal recommendation feel free to call me directly Ron @ [phone number removed]. I rate this company tops, use them and you will not regret it !
    An outstanding company with professional employees. Lone Star is a general contractor whom can do and undertake any job needed. Very, Very Professional. All work was completed in a timely manner. Our job superintendent was Anna Badger, a very professional young lady, whom over saw our job. We had many estimates and prices for the work completed. But, Lone Star was the best and will remain the best. It was our pleasure to work with this company and we will again. If you want a verbal recommendation feel free to call me directly Ron @ [phone number removed]. I rate this company tops, use them and you will not regret it !
  • Travis L.

    This is the best contractor experience that we've ever had. The entire LSSC team was organized, professional, talented, and ethical. We had a clear and concise contract that detailed the materials and scope of work. This was based on the detailed design that was done to identify every aspect of the remodel. We were assigned an amazing remodel supervisor who communicated with us daily, handled questions and problems with a less then 10 minute response time, and even answered questions during the weekends. The supervisor often had work redone when it was not up to his standards - which was simply unheard of with all the past contractors we've used. Anytime there was an error, LSSC took responsibility and quickly resolved it.
    In addition, the remodel and repairs happened after we had already moved out of state. It's amazing that it was all completed correctly and on budget without us even being present. What a wonderful experience this was - the result is beautiful, on time, and within budget. Well done!
    This is the best contractor experience that we've ever had. The entire LSSC team was organized, professional, talented, and ethical. We had a clear and concise contract that detailed the materials and scope of work. This was based on the detailed design that was done to identify every aspect of the remodel. We were assigned an amazing remodel supervisor who communicated with us daily, handled questions and problems with a less then 10 minute response time, and even answered questions during the weekends. The supervisor often had work redone when it was not up to his standards - which was simply unheard of with all the past contractors we've used. Anytime there was an error, LSSC took responsibility and quickly resolved it.
    In addition, the remodel and repairs happened after we had already moved out of state. It's amazing that it was all completed correctly and on budget without us even being present. What a wonderful experience this was - the result is beautiful, on time, and within budget. Well done!
  • Kathy D.

    They did a beautiful job as they always do! The tile extends in both rooms from the main living room, already tiled, and they cut the tile to flow into the new rooms with a perfect match so all the tile lines flow from original room. Beautiful placement and the grout is very nice with perfect lines and beautiful smooth finish. They do first rate work, we have used them for several jobs including adding an addition to our house and it was amazing no one can tell it was an added room looks like an original part of the house. Can't say enough about the workers who come and do the work; always professional and nice. This is a great company!
    They did a beautiful job as they always do! The tile extends in both rooms from the main living room, already tiled, and they cut the tile to flow into the new rooms with a perfect match so all the tile lines flow from original room. Beautiful placement and the grout is very nice with perfect lines and beautiful smooth finish. They do first rate work, we have used them for several jobs including adding an addition to our house and it was amazing no one can tell it was an added room looks like an original part of the house. Can't say enough about the workers who come and do the work; always professional and nice. This is a great company!
  • Meda S.

    Very professional company from the very first contact! Best communication we've ever had with a company on a project. Estimation required several iterations, due to design and budget modifications on our part. All completed in timely manner. Purchased our materials using some of the recommended suppliers. Each supplier was thoroughly professional, responsive and knowledgeable. Once contract signed and project handed off to project superintendent, great service continued throughout completion. Every concern and question was immediately addressed. The quality of the subcontractor jobs was verified numerous times throughout the project, and several small details were reworked to meet LSSC standards. I hired LSSC to be the experts in getting my job not only completed, but done correctly. I am very pleased with the result. They will always be first on my list for future projects.
    Very professional company from the very first contact! Best communication we've ever had with a company on a project. Estimation required several iterations, due to design and budget modifications on our part. All completed in timely manner. Purchased our materials using some of the recommended suppliers. Each supplier was thoroughly professional, responsive and knowledgeable. Once contract signed and project handed off to project superintendent, great service continued throughout completion. Every concern and question was immediately addressed. The quality of the subcontractor jobs was verified numerous times throughout the project, and several small details were reworked to meet LSSC standards. I hired LSSC to be the experts in getting my job not only completed, but done correctly. I am very pleased with the result. They will always be first on my list for future projects.
  • James C.

    Overall the project went well. Communication was good between us and Lonestar. They went out of their way to have the work completed by Christmas so our whole house renovation project wouldn't get delayed. There was a minor hiccup but they corrected it without issue and we are very happy with the end result. We plan on using them to do more of the construction work as time and budget permit.
    Overall the project went well. Communication was good between us and Lonestar. They went out of their way to have the work completed by Christmas so our whole house renovation project wouldn't get delayed. There was a minor hiccup but they corrected it without issue and we are very happy with the end result. We plan on using them to do more of the construction work as time and budget permit.
  • David H.

    We are very pleased with the results! David Garcia was our job supervisor and I have to say, he is one of the most pleasant people I have ever worked with. David is all about keeping the customer informed and happy. He listens well and is always there when he says he will be there. David also responds quickly to texts, questions, and concerns...very, very professional! There were small issues that arouse during the remodel, they always do, but each issue was faced head on and resolved to our satisfaction. If we remodel again, we would use Lone Star State Construction if we knew David would be our job supervisor.
    We are very pleased with the results! David Garcia was our job supervisor and I have to say, he is one of the most pleasant people I have ever worked with. David is all about keeping the customer informed and happy. He listens well and is always there when he says he will be there. David also responds quickly to texts, questions, and concerns...very, very professional! There were small issues that arouse during the remodel, they always do, but each issue was faced head on and resolved to our satisfaction. If we remodel again, we would use Lone Star State Construction if we knew David would be our job supervisor.
  • Diana R.

    Contractor did excellent job! Have used L.S.S.C. for prior remodel. Quality work. Good response from sub-contractors, too. Happy with finished product!
    Contractor did excellent job! Have used L.S.S.C. for prior remodel. Quality work. Good response from sub-contractors, too. Happy with finished product!
  • Sarah S.

    Everyone in my family was amazed at how quickly the remodel was accomplished. My concerns were acknowledged and addressed. The project manager David was excellent.
    Everyone in my family was amazed at how quickly the remodel was accomplished. My concerns were acknowledged and addressed. The project manager David was excellent.
  • Karen H.

    This was the second of two remodel projects where I have used Lone Star State Construction. The first was a redo of my guest bathrooms and the second was a complete gut job of my master bathroom. For the master bathroom, the space was reconfigured, plumbing and electrical moved, in short everything was changed. The project came in on budget and ahead of time with very little surprises (which is rare with a 30 year old house). The crews were respectful of my property and made sure rugs and furniture were covered and not damaged during demolition or construction. Anna Badger was my PM during both projects and she kept me informed on the whole process. I could send texts with questions at any hour and she would get back to me. She also offered helpful advice on questions during installation.
    I would recommend LSSC and definitely use them again. Thank you LSSC and thank you Anna.
    This was the second of two remodel projects where I have used Lone Star State Construction. The first was a redo of my guest bathrooms and the second was a complete gut job of my master bathroom. For the master bathroom, the space was reconfigured, plumbing and electrical moved, in short everything was changed. The project came in on budget and ahead of time with very little surprises (which is rare with a 30 year old house). The crews were respectful of my property and made sure rugs and furniture were covered and not damaged during demolition or construction. Anna Badger was my PM during both projects and she kept me informed on the whole process. I could send texts with questions at any hour and she would get back to me. She also offered helpful advice on questions during installation.
    I would recommend LSSC and definitely use them again. Thank you LSSC and thank you Anna.
  • Tina G.

    Lone Star State Construction & their entire team have been absolutely amazing! They have provided outstanding customer service and delivered what they promised. They continually go above and beyond to ensure that I have been satisfied with multiple projects. Absolutely an A+ company from start to finish!
    Lone Star State Construction & their entire team have been absolutely amazing! They have provided outstanding customer service and delivered what they promised. They continually go above and beyond to ensure that I have been satisfied with multiple projects. Absolutely an A+ company from start to finish!
  • Jonathan L.

    They were on time everyday and were very professional. They are not cheap but neither is the quality of their work. I would use them again.
    They were on time everyday and were very professional. They are not cheap but neither is the quality of their work. I would use them again.
  • Anette M.

    They were on time everyday and were very professional. They are not cheap but neither is the quality of their work. I would use them again.
    They were on time everyday and were very professional. They are not cheap but neither is the quality of their work. I would use them again.
  • Patricia P.

    We have worked with LSSC on previous projects. We obtained bids from Dave Peters as well as several other contractors for this remodel. Dave's bid was competitive and we felt comfortable working with him based on past experience. The superintendent on our job was Kevin Keenan. Kevin was here every day, checking on things, making sure things were going according to plan. I could not recommend Kevin more highly - any issues, he was on top of it.

    LSSC totally gutted our kitchen, down to the sheetrock and concrete floors. They installed several new can lights in the ceiling and had to add new electrical for new appliances. They ran a gas line for a gas stove. The water line for the refrigerator ice maker had to be repositioned. Plumbing was added for a dedicated ice maker. Walls had to be taped, floated and textured after repairs and prior to painting. Wood flooring was installed. LSSC did everything except install the cupboards and countertops.

    Fred and Eli were the two who did everything except the plumbing and electrical. They were great - very professional, very concerned that things were done right and very pleasant to work with. I was very pleased with everything they did.

    In addition to the kitchen, the living room fireplace was totally redone. The mantel and all brick was removed and reconfigured. What was a rather unattractive asymmetrical brick fireplace is now a very traditional one with a white wood mantle and sides with soapstone hearth and surround. It totally changes the room.

    This was a long project, fairly complicated and design specific. The LSSC crew did an excellent job of implementing our design. I was amazed at how few problems there were (I guess I'm always expecting problems!). The length of the project was due to cupboard delivery, which was outside the Lone Star scope of work.

    I was very pleased with Lone Star. Kevin and Fred and Eli are definite LSSC assets. I would not hesitate to use Lone Star for my next project and would most specifically request Kevin, Fred and Eli.
    We have worked with LSSC on previous projects. We obtained bids from Dave Peters as well as several other contractors for this remodel. Dave's bid was competitive and we felt comfortable working with him based on past experience. The superintendent on our job was Kevin Keenan. Kevin was here every day, checking on things, making sure things were going according to plan. I could not recommend Kevin more highly - any issues, he was on top of it.

    LSSC totally gutted our kitchen, down to the sheetrock and concrete floors. They installed several new can lights in the ceiling and had to add new electrical for new appliances. They ran a gas line for a gas stove. The water line for the refrigerator ice maker had to be repositioned. Plumbing was added for a dedicated ice maker. Walls had to be taped, floated and textured after repairs and prior to painting. Wood flooring was installed. LSSC did everything except install the cupboards and countertops.

    Fred and Eli were the two who did everything except the plumbing and electrical. They were great - very professional, very concerned that things were done right and very pleasant to work with. I was very pleased with everything they did.

    In addition to the kitchen, the living room fireplace was totally redone. The mantel and all brick was removed and reconfigured. What was a rather unattractive asymmetrical brick fireplace is now a very traditional one with a white wood mantle and sides with soapstone hearth and surround. It totally changes the room.

    This was a long project, fairly complicated and design specific. The LSSC crew did an excellent job of implementing our design. I was amazed at how few problems there were (I guess I'm always expecting problems!). The length of the project was due to cupboard delivery, which was outside the Lone Star scope of work.

    I was very pleased with Lone Star. Kevin and Fred and Eli are definite LSSC assets. I would not hesitate to use Lone Star for my next project and would most specifically request Kevin, Fred and Eli.
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    Jessica M.

    Home Renovation
    Description Of Work:
    Plumbing, Electric, Roofing, Floor Tile, Cabinetry Refinishing, Kitchen Remodel, Insulation, Drywall, Granite, Painting, Gutters, Door Refinishing, Hardware Installation, Hardware Refinishing, Demo, Windows, Chimney/Flashing Repair, Kwik-Set Door Lock Installation, Tile Backsplash, Lighting (Plan), Ceiling Fan Fixture Installation, Design
    Homeowner Comments:
    Admittedly, I’ve been sitting on this review for quite some time. And not for the reasons you may think but rather because I wasn’t sure how put into words how to write a review on someone who gave you hope, restored your faith, and did more than rebuild your house; they renewed your belief that the world is full of honest, hardworking people.
    Prior to hiring LSSC, I read all 230+ of the reviews posted on Angies List. I made my hiring decision based on my personal interaction with Dave Peters and my decision was supported but by not driven by the LSSC overall reputation or the estimate. Dave restored my faith that things would get better.
    I purchased my first home in May 2013 after relocation from Biloxi. After years on the MS Gulf Coast, I never experienced any hurricane damages. Ironically, days after purchase, I experienced the 9 – 12 inches of rain in the San Antonio area during Memorial Day weekend first hand. I woke up to water in my sunroom and living room. In the next few weeks, I came to discover this wasn’t the first time water intrusion had occurred. There were also other “hidden surprises” along the way that were not seen on the seller’s disclosure nor indicated on a home inspection report that should have been. I had flood and mold insurance and neither was applicable for situations that were considered either “not covered” or “pre-existing.” This was literally the perfect storm for me.
    Since what the insurance company called “date of loss,” I’ve cleaned up animal nests and feces in walls, discovered previous undisclosed termite damage, and found horrific electrical safety issues. But the best part, prior to hiring LSSC, I had used another online service that background checks individuals for different services. NOTE: This service only works if those you hire don’t steal the identities of reputable individuals! Let your imagination run wild on what happened next. Talk about a nightmare. Even Lifetime Television couldn’t write a script this good. Suffice it to say, one might think I had “trust issues” but honestly, at this point, it was time to just move forward and take a leap of faith. Really what other choice did I have – I had no insulation, no dry wall, a leaking roof, and a limited resource called time.
    I’m a resident in the military whose life is owned. I pretty much just sleep at this house and my GPA in college was higher than the amount of sleep I get every night. Last summer, I was having a hard time getting this rebuild started. I had originally scheduled LSSC for an estimate and called to reschedule because I wasn’t able to make the original appointment that I’d scheduled three weeks previous. Dave answered the phone and when he asked when I would like to reschedule, I explained the situation (a resident with a limited schedule) and said I would have to find another time and call back because I wasn’t sure when I would be able to meet again. I didn’t know the next time I could reliably be available before 5 o’clock. He was kind enough to say, “What time works for you? We will make this work.” Sold. After that and meeting him for the first time, it was just a formality in writing up the estimate and signing the contract.
    I understand completely that as customers we get to interview potential providers; our providers do not have that luxury. I cannot describe how hard it was to get this project started and how quickly it took off when I met with LSSC arrived on scene. I’m sure that many providers looked at a young single woman and made a lot of assumptions; Dave and LSSC never did. I was always treated respectfully and with kindness.
    Dave Peters came out to draw up the estimate and was in and out in an hour and fifteen minutes. The estimate was timely as promised and complete. The only additions were ones that I had made along the way since signing the original scope of work. This was something two other firms couldn’t manage to do. One firm came out 6 times for visits of 2 - 4 hours or more. For the first contractor, I realized the job was too big and as nice as they were, my job was out of their league. He also made a comment to a family member about my ability to finance the project. (If he felt the need to bring this up there are other ways to do this.) The second contractor came out twice, reduced me to tears, and rolled his eyes when I asked clarifying questions. For the second, I knew we wouldn’t be able to work together. If you don’t feel comfortable asking a simple question, how would you feel comfortable asking that a painted wall be retouched? I certainly wasn’t going to pay someone $50K+ to make me feel like an idiot.
    Dave was on point, highly meticulous, compassionate to my situation, and highly efficient. I appreciated his professionalism and had complete confidence in him to make a wrong situation right.
    Thursday, 03 October, 2013 at 0900 was a red letter day for me. It was the day the cavalry arrived. I have never in my life been more grateful to see 12 strangers in my house. Dave introduced every single person that would be working in my home, their roles and responsibilities, and people who were strangers became saviors.
    When you go through a tragic experience, you will find that people either want to help or sadly that people don’t know what to say or do and will distance themselves. LSSC came to the rescue and was there to help. I count my blessings every day and the people of LSSC are on my list. I have had nothing but positive experiences with LSSC and it was like that from day one.
    Wednesday, 30 October, 2013 was another special day – the day I had insulation and dry wall in my living room. Hallelujah! Five months and I have dry wall! Friday, 15 November, 2013, the sunroom was sealed, insulated, and there was a ceiling. I love you LSSC.
    I tell people there is a big difference in a remodel versus a rebuild. A remodel is a choice you make. A rebuild will test your character. With a remodel, you’ve likely found your inspiration, have your vision, picked out your materials, and have a good idea of what plans you have. A rebuild is more like having the rug pulled out from under you. You start at ground zero.
    A painful emotional experience was made seamlessly easy by LSSC. Dave put me in contact with the right vendors and I was on my way.
    Frank Cantoya, my Superintendent, is a rock star. We corresponded mostly through emails due to my insane work schedule and he was always polite, professional, thorough, and explained construction terminology to me in terms I could understand. We were able to write our change of orders as preemptive to construction stages through our communications so that we didn’t have to back track.
    We made a few change of orders along the way as more problems in the house were discovered and some minor (one major) requests of my own were made based on practicality. There was never any push back to any change of order requests. Considering I hadn’t planned on this construction project, LSSC was more than happy to accommodate and provide solid advice. LSSC never tried to cover any findings up, was committed to doing things right, and was quick to let me know what was wrong and how it could be fixed without “selling” me anything.
    I stayed in the house during construction due to finances and the inability to be able to check up on the house without doing so. This isn’t an ideal situation for a contractor (or the owner) but LSSC was always respectful of this and put plastic up to help keep the dust down. They cleaned up their messes daily and the guest bath was always in tidy condition when checked on. I never had any concerns regarding my belongings.
    At one point, I needed to meet with Frank on a Friday afternoon so that I could understand an aspect of the project. I had never planned to do anything more than repaint this house but realized as much damage as there was, it was an opportunity to try to increase the value of the house by remodeling. He asked how much longer I would be in San Antonio and what I planned to do with the house. At that point, there was a lot of hurt inside those walls – a dishonest seller’s disclosure, missed critical findings on home inspection, confronting a con, the emotional toll that seeing your home gutted without intent after 8 days, and coming up with money you never planned on spending. It was a sore subject I didn’t talk about much with family, friends, or coworkers but I told him that I couldn’t imagine staying here. I just wanted to walk away when it was done and move on. I had slept with my bedroom door locked for 5 months because of the con artist and just wasn’t sure I would ever feel safe here again. I just wasn’t sure this place could ever be a home. Frank said something with such genuine sincerity, “It’s my goal to make you want to stay here. I want you to enjoy this” that really lifted my spirits. I hope he knows how grateful I am to him and Mike Rees, the contractor.
    As construction wrapped up and LSSC was so kind as to move my furniture from the garage back in, the walls once again became a home. Frank delivered. He made true on his promise. LSSC delivered.
    I look forward to the future and working with LSSC again when the time comes to “remodel” the bedrooms and bathrooms.
    My project was expensive but it was worth every penny. Knowing that my house is safe, up to code, and attention to detail was executed every step of the way is money well spent. Any issues that had to be readdressed were minor and dealt with quickly and correctly. If quality craftsmanship, excellent customer service, and professionalism are important to you, then LSSC should not be your first choice but rather your only choice as a general contractor here in San Antonio.
    God Bless and thank you LSSC for making a nightmare situation into a place where I can once again sleep peacefully every night.
    Description Of Work:
    Plumbing, Electric, Roofing, Floor Tile, Cabinetry Refinishing, Kitchen Remodel, Insulation, Drywall, Granite, Painting, Gutters, Door Refinishing, Hardware Installation, Hardware Refinishing, Demo, Windows, Chimney/Flashing Repair, Kwik-Set Door Lock Installation, Tile Backsplash, Lighting (Plan), Ceiling Fan Fixture Installation, Design
    Homeowner Comments:
    Admittedly, I’ve been sitting on this review for quite some time. And not for the reasons you may think but rather because I wasn’t sure how put into words how to write a review on someone who gave you hope, restored your faith, and did more than rebuild your house; they renewed your belief that the world is full of honest, hardworking people.
    Prior to hiring LSSC, I read all 230+ of the reviews posted on Angies List. I made my hiring decision based on my personal interaction with Dave Peters and my decision was supported but by not driven by the LSSC overall reputation or the estimate. Dave restored my faith that things would get better.
    I purchased my first home in May 2013 after relocation from Biloxi. After years on the MS Gulf Coast, I never experienced any hurricane damages. Ironically, days after purchase, I experienced the 9 – 12 inches of rain in the San Antonio area during Memorial Day weekend first hand. I woke up to water in my sunroom and living room. In the next few weeks, I came to discover this wasn’t the first time water intrusion had occurred. There were also other “hidden surprises” along the way that were not seen on the seller’s disclosure nor indicated on a home inspection report that should have been. I had flood and mold insurance and neither was applicable for situations that were considered either “not covered” or “pre-existing.” This was literally the perfect storm for me.
    Since what the insurance company called “date of loss,” I’ve cleaned up animal nests and feces in walls, discovered previous undisclosed termite damage, and found horrific electrical safety issues. But the best part, prior to hiring LSSC, I had used another online service that background checks individuals for different services. NOTE: This service only works if those you hire don’t steal the identities of reputable individuals! Let your imagination run wild on what happened next. Talk about a nightmare. Even Lifetime Television couldn’t write a script this good. Suffice it to say, one might think I had “trust issues” but honestly, at this point, it was time to just move forward and take a leap of faith. Really what other choice did I have – I had no insulation, no dry wall, a leaking roof, and a limited resource called time.
    I’m a resident in the military whose life is owned. I pretty much just sleep at this house and my GPA in college was higher than the amount of sleep I get every night. Last summer, I was having a hard time getting this rebuild started. I had originally scheduled LSSC for an estimate and called to reschedule because I wasn’t able to make the original appointment that I’d scheduled three weeks previous. Dave answered the phone and when he asked when I would like to reschedule, I explained the situation (a resident with a limited schedule) and said I would have to find another time and call back because I wasn’t sure when I would be able to meet again. I didn’t know the next time I could reliably be available before 5 o’clock. He was kind enough to say, “What time works for you? We will make this work.” Sold. After that and meeting him for the first time, it was just a formality in writing up the estimate and signing the contract.
    I understand completely that as customers we get to interview potential providers; our providers do not have that luxury. I cannot describe how hard it was to get this project started and how quickly it took off when I met with LSSC arrived on scene. I’m sure that many providers looked at a young single woman and made a lot of assumptions; Dave and LSSC never did. I was always treated respectfully and with kindness.
    Dave Peters came out to draw up the estimate and was in and out in an hour and fifteen minutes. The estimate was timely as promised and complete. The only additions were ones that I had made along the way since signing the original scope of work. This was something two other firms couldn’t manage to do. One firm came out 6 times for visits of 2 - 4 hours or more. For the first contractor, I realized the job was too big and as nice as they were, my job was out of their league. He also made a comment to a family member about my ability to finance the project. (If he felt the need to bring this up there are other ways to do this.) The second contractor came out twice, reduced me to tears, and rolled his eyes when I asked clarifying questions. For the second, I knew we wouldn’t be able to work together. If you don’t feel comfortable asking a simple question, how would you feel comfortable asking that a painted wall be retouched? I certainly wasn’t going to pay someone $50K+ to make me feel like an idiot.
    Dave was on point, highly meticulous, compassionate to my situation, and highly efficient. I appreciated his professionalism and had complete confidence in him to make a wrong situation right.
    Thursday, 03 October, 2013 at 0900 was a red letter day for me. It was the day the cavalry arrived. I have never in my life been more grateful to see 12 strangers in my house. Dave introduced every single person that would be working in my home, their roles and responsibilities, and people who were strangers became saviors.
    When you go through a tragic experience, you will find that people either want to help or sadly that people don’t know what to say or do and will distance themselves. LSSC came to the rescue and was there to help. I count my blessings every day and the people of LSSC are on my list. I have had nothing but positive experiences with LSSC and it was like that from day one.
    Wednesday, 30 October, 2013 was another special day – the day I had insulation and dry wall in my living room. Hallelujah! Five months and I have dry wall! Friday, 15 November, 2013, the sunroom was sealed, insulated, and there was a ceiling. I love you LSSC.
    I tell people there is a big difference in a remodel versus a rebuild. A remodel is a choice you make. A rebuild will test your character. With a remodel, you’ve likely found your inspiration, have your vision, picked out your materials, and have a good idea of what plans you have. A rebuild is more like having the rug pulled out from under you. You start at ground zero.
    A painful emotional experience was made seamlessly easy by LSSC. Dave put me in contact with the right vendors and I was on my way.
    Frank Cantoya, my Superintendent, is a rock star. We corresponded mostly through emails due to my insane work schedule and he was always polite, professional, thorough, and explained construction terminology to me in terms I could understand. We were able to write our change of orders as preemptive to construction stages through our communications so that we didn’t have to back track.
    We made a few change of orders along the way as more problems in the house were discovered and some minor (one major) requests of my own were made based on practicality. There was never any push back to any change of order requests. Considering I hadn’t planned on this construction project, LSSC was more than happy to accommodate and provide solid advice. LSSC never tried to cover any findings up, was committed to doing things right, and was quick to let me know what was wrong and how it could be fixed without “selling” me anything.
    I stayed in the house during construction due to finances and the inability to be able to check up on the house without doing so. This isn’t an ideal situation for a contractor (or the owner) but LSSC was always respectful of this and put plastic up to help keep the dust down. They cleaned up their messes daily and the guest bath was always in tidy condition when checked on. I never had any concerns regarding my belongings.
    At one point, I needed to meet with Frank on a Friday afternoon so that I could understand an aspect of the project. I had never planned to do anything more than repaint this house but realized as much damage as there was, it was an opportunity to try to increase the value of the house by remodeling. He asked how much longer I would be in San Antonio and what I planned to do with the house. At that point, there was a lot of hurt inside those walls – a dishonest seller’s disclosure, missed critical findings on home inspection, confronting a con, the emotional toll that seeing your home gutted without intent after 8 days, and coming up with money you never planned on spending. It was a sore subject I didn’t talk about much with family, friends, or coworkers but I told him that I couldn’t imagine staying here. I just wanted to walk away when it was done and move on. I had slept with my bedroom door locked for 5 months because of the con artist and just wasn’t sure I would ever feel safe here again. I just wasn’t sure this place could ever be a home. Frank said something with such genuine sincerity, “It’s my goal to make you want to stay here. I want you to enjoy this” that really lifted my spirits. I hope he knows how grateful I am to him and Mike Rees, the contractor.
    As construction wrapped up and LSSC was so kind as to move my furniture from the garage back in, the walls once again became a home. Frank delivered. He made true on his promise. LSSC delivered.
    I look forward to the future and working with LSSC again when the time comes to “remodel” the bedrooms and bathrooms.
    My project was expensive but it was worth every penny. Knowing that my house is safe, up to code, and attention to detail was executed every step of the way is money well spent. Any issues that had to be readdressed were minor and dealt with quickly and correctly. If quality craftsmanship, excellent customer service, and professionalism are important to you, then LSSC should not be your first choice but rather your only choice as a general contractor here in San Antonio.
    God Bless and thank you LSSC for making a nightmare situation into a place where I can once again sleep peacefully every night.
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    Linda P.

    Kitchen Remodel
    Description Of Work:


    Complete kitchen remodel: remove peninsula and separation wall between kitchen and living room, install all new cabinets and custom kitchen island, re-route water and drain lines to island, provide and install quartz counter tops, tear our two pantries and replace with a larger one, frame wall for double ovens, gas line to new gas range, under cabinet lighting, recessed lighting, island and kitchen lighting, patch and repair kitchen ceiling, paint, tile back splash, install all kitchen appliances




    Member Comments:

    There is a remodeling company in San Antonio that you can trust to come into your home and treat your job as if they were working for a family member. I know because that company just finished their 10th project for us. That one of a kind company is LSSC.

    Our relationship with LSSC started over 4 years ago. Why did we select them and what keeps us going back to them?...commitment to customer satisfaction and very high quality work. This dedication to excellence starts from the top. Dave Peters, President and LSSC partner did the estimate on our kitchen project. He is ethical, honest, thorough, knowledgeable, and always there to answer questions. Dave is simply the best! He makes sure that LSSC really isn't finished with any job until the client is completely happy with the results.

    So many talented people worked on this job. The Superintendent is responsible for overseeing the project and we worked with both Don Peters, co-owner as well as Fred Johnson. They were both excellent. They kept on top of all the many details and ensured the sub-contractors were there when expected and that their work was up to the standards of LSSC.

    We used D Michael Designs for design assistance. Dave Peters, President of D Michael Designs has that rare ability to listen to your ideas and transform those ideas into something special. Jamie Benavides provided wonderful advice on lighting, tile, flooring as well as kitchen design. She was always there to listen and was so patient.

    Electrical work was done by Jessie and his team at KJ Electric and they were outstanding! As an example, they worked over two hours on the placement of recessed lighting in the adjoining family room and made certain the work was done carefully and with hardly any damage to the ceiling. The cabinetry was supplied and installed by UB Kitchens. Marcello at UB Kitchens is such a joy to work with! The cabinets are beautiful and we will enjoy them for many years to come.

    Tile work was outstanding. Fred and his team painstakingly completed a herringbone pattern on the kitchen backsplash. The tile is hand-made and was not easy to work with but they did a beautiful job! They also cut strips of polished stone to do a fireplace surround in the family room that transitioned perfectly with the wood floors.

    As other reviewers have mentioned, there are always unexpected challenges when working on a major remodeling project and ours was no exception. The difference between a good contractor and a great one is how they handle these issues. LSSC never failed to promptly resolve even minor issues and their communication with us was excellent.

    Honestly, hiring contractors to work on your home can be intimidating. However, when LSSC turned out the lights and left our house for the last time I felt like we were saying goodbye not only to great contractors but good friends.
    Description Of Work:


    Complete kitchen remodel: remove peninsula and separation wall between kitchen and living room, install all new cabinets and custom kitchen island, re-route water and drain lines to island, provide and install quartz counter tops, tear our two pantries and replace with a larger one, frame wall for double ovens, gas line to new gas range, under cabinet lighting, recessed lighting, island and kitchen lighting, patch and repair kitchen ceiling, paint, tile back splash, install all kitchen appliances




    Member Comments:

    There is a remodeling company in San Antonio that you can trust to come into your home and treat your job as if they were working for a family member. I know because that company just finished their 10th project for us. That one of a kind company is LSSC.

    Our relationship with LSSC started over 4 years ago. Why did we select them and what keeps us going back to them?...commitment to customer satisfaction and very high quality work. This dedication to excellence starts from the top. Dave Peters, President and LSSC partner did the estimate on our kitchen project. He is ethical, honest, thorough, knowledgeable, and always there to answer questions. Dave is simply the best! He makes sure that LSSC really isn't finished with any job until the client is completely happy with the results.

    So many talented people worked on this job. The Superintendent is responsible for overseeing the project and we worked with both Don Peters, co-owner as well as Fred Johnson. They were both excellent. They kept on top of all the many details and ensured the sub-contractors were there when expected and that their work was up to the standards of LSSC.

    We used D Michael Designs for design assistance. Dave Peters, President of D Michael Designs has that rare ability to listen to your ideas and transform those ideas into something special. Jamie Benavides provided wonderful advice on lighting, tile, flooring as well as kitchen design. She was always there to listen and was so patient.

    Electrical work was done by Jessie and his team at KJ Electric and they were outstanding! As an example, they worked over two hours on the placement of recessed lighting in the adjoining family room and made certain the work was done carefully and with hardly any damage to the ceiling. The cabinetry was supplied and installed by UB Kitchens. Marcello at UB Kitchens is such a joy to work with! The cabinets are beautiful and we will enjoy them for many years to come.

    Tile work was outstanding. Fred and his team painstakingly completed a herringbone pattern on the kitchen backsplash. The tile is hand-made and was not easy to work with but they did a beautiful job! They also cut strips of polished stone to do a fireplace surround in the family room that transitioned perfectly with the wood floors.

    As other reviewers have mentioned, there are always unexpected challenges when working on a major remodeling project and ours was no exception. The difference between a good contractor and a great one is how they handle these issues. LSSC never failed to promptly resolve even minor issues and their communication with us was excellent.

    Honestly, hiring contractors to work on your home can be intimidating. However, when LSSC turned out the lights and left our house for the last time I felt like we were saying goodbye not only to great contractors but good friends.

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