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finished products are built to last. Our construction techniques are far
superior to the completions. Just check our reviews on Angie's list
and/or Yelp. Then give us a try and you will agree A-1 Construction is
the best at what it does. So what do we do?
build or repair decks, fences, stairs, wood retaining walls, pergolas,
arbors, replace siding and trim, install windows, doors, repair dry rot, and draw basic deck plans for your building
for craftsmanship, customer satisfaction and the highest quality service
at the lowest possible price. We use only top quality, hand selected
lumber and build to the industries highest standers. Because of that
simple common sense philosophy.
A+ Better Business bureau
A rating on Angie's List.
We also have a 96 percent customer satisfaction rating over a 25 year
Now that's fantastic customer satisfaction!
Customer rating survey of 100 past customers performed by the
American Rating Corp.
To all of our past customers, Thank you.
So what makes projects by
A-1 Construction such a
great value? Owner Michael Quinlan explains,
A-1 Construction has the
Lowest prices and the highest quality.
We are committed to excellence and your satisfaction is guarantee.
only uses FSC certified lumber.
Forest Stewardship council
certifies lumber yards and lumber that is from well managed forests.
The Forest Stewardship Council is a non-profit organization devoted
to encouraging the responsible management of the worlds forests.
California redwood association
is also a goof place to get the latest news on our redwood forest
We back all of our work with a standard 2-year warranty. Which
means you can enjoy the peace of mind that knowing your project was
built to last brings.
mission is to achieve the highest customer satisfaction level possible.
To use our
innovative methods to build the highest quality product at the lowest
possible price while exceeding performance expectations, and to insure
that our finished products give years of trouble free service for you
and your family.
Our promise to our customers
A-1 Construction is committed to
putting its customers first.
We strive to make every part of your and your neighbors experience as
pleasant as possible.
A-1 Construction has been
licensed by the Contractors state licensing board in the state of California
since 3/21/1987, license #504375.
Tips for dealing with contractors.
The Contractors state license board has guides and pamphlets
to help you in your dealings with contractors. The logo link below will take
you to the Guides and Pamphlets page of the Department of Consumer affairs.
Tip: Today's pressure
treated fir has amine copper quat
(ACQ) in it. The copper will react with steel over time
and corroded it.
If the framing in your project uses pressure treated fir then you must use
either stainless steel, triple zinc or hot dipped galvanized hardware or
risk the fasteners corroding and falling apart. I
have seen steel hardware corroded by amine
copper quat many times. This can be a
very serious problem. If your hardware fails your structure could come down
with you on it.
Tip: All contractors are
required to post their license number on all advertisements. Including their
truck, if they are advertising on it. All California state contractors
license numbers have six digits. If any numbers are missing or there are
extra numbers the contractor may not be what he says he is.
A business license is not a license to contract. You need a contractors
license issued by the California's contractor licensing board to contract in
the state of California.
Tip: You can tell how long a contractor has
been licensed by how low his or her number is. The lower the number the
longer the contractor has been in business legally. If a contractor has a
number that starts in the eights or nine hundred thousands then the
contractor is a newly licensed contractor.
Tips on permits and fence laws.
Tip: A fence within the first
16' of a street or driveway. Can "legally" only be 4' high with the top 1'
being 80 percent open.
Tip: A side or back fence can
only be 6' high without a permit. If you want to go up to 8' high, all
building departments will require you to get a permit. If both side and or
back neighbors are on friendly terms and agree to the fence being above 6'
in height. Then you probably will not have a problem if you don't get a
permit. Most building departments will not red tag a fence at 7'-8' high
unless someone complains about it, but it can happen.
Quotes of the day
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape
finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."
By Marcus Aurelius
"While we are working at your home we are your guests. We will do whatever
we can not to infringe on you or your neighbors or
By Michael Quinlan
(Not to be confused with
A-1 Construction can also
draw your basic deck building plans for your permit needs.
Locations served in Northern
A-1 Construction serves beautiful
Marin County and parts of Sonoma County in Northern California.
City served: Belvedere, Corte Madera, Cotati, Fairfax, Forest Knolls,
Greenbrae, Ignacio, Kentfield, Lagunitas, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Nicasio,
Novato, Penngrove, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Ross, San Anselmo, San Geronimo,
San Quentin, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Sausalito, Sebastopol, Terra Linda,
Tiburon, Woodacre, Rohnert park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa.
Telephone: (415) 516-8252
Location: San Rafael,
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