James Garefalos Drywall

3.79 | 26 Verified Ratings
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722 Pennsylvannia Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
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James Garefalos Drywall


for your drywall repairs contact garefalos drywall.

30 years in paint and drywall. both paint and drywall union.

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Service Area

  • Vallejo
  • Benicia
  • American Canyon

Services Offered

Drywall & Plaster

Areas of Expertise

  • DRYWALL REPAIR, STRESS CRACKS HOLES IN DRYWALL, NO COMMERCIAL WORK.
  • 30 years experience .

Product Brands Used

  • us gypson and kelly more paints

Quick Facts

Business Hours
Monday:
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday:
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday:
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday:
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday:
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday:
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday:
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
(Please call to confirm)
  • Small Jobs Welcome
  • Free Estimates
  • Trip Charge

Credentials

In Business Since: 1972
Memberships & Affiliations
  • painters and allied trades international union
  • owens corning home experts
Green Certifications
  • DIAMOND CERTIFIED MEMBER TOP RATED DCC.
Awards
  • bbb
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

veteran affairs american legion

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because i like this kind of work..

We started in this industry in 1972.

We describe our business as Well established

 
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3.5   |  
Review by in Fairfield, CA
Project: Repair Drywall
Drywall repair has cracked in several places.
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5.0   |  
Review by in Vallejo, CA
Project: Repair Drywall
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Review by in Vallejo, CA
Project: Repair Drywall
He was on time and affable and detailed with his work.
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0.5   |  01-12-2017
Review by a homeowner in Napa, CA
Project: Repair Drywall
We had a verbal agreement to have this company complete our job. A few days after his visit he called to say the rain had put him behind on his jobs and we should get another estimate from Home Advisor.
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2.0   |  
Review by in Napa, CA
Project: Repair Drywall
Nice guy, very poor work. I have to hire another contractor to straighten the wall after they "repaired" it. They also left the room a mess under a layer of dust. Just say No.
Response by James Garefalos Drywall: nasty house at least twenty cats inside. I started not to take the job, but felt bad for them considering there was no running water in the house are out .
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5.0   |  
Review by in Napa, CA
Project: Repair Drywall
James is a professional, honorable, affable and very capable journeyman and his crew reflected his qualities. James kept me apprised of the progress of the work, let me know when they were going for a lunch and supplies break, and used their time most effectively. I highly recommend him to other buyers in the North San Francisco Bay Area and he'll be the first call for my next job. Well Done, Great Referral.
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5.0   |  
Review by in Benicia, CA
Project: Repair Drywall
James was on time, very courteous and detailed in his work. He did a great job. I've since hired him for other tasks in my new home.
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5.0   |  
Review by in Faifield, CA
Project: Repair Drywall
On time with the job...very nice guy
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Review by in Vacaville, CA
Project: Repair Drywall
Professional, affable,meticulous
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Review by in Vacaville, CA
Project: Repair Drywall
When James arrived to give a quote on drywall repairs and texturing, he was very pleasant and with 30 years experience I figured I couldn't go wrong. We set up a time approx. 3 weeks out. Getting closer to the date, I had to call to make sure we were still on schedule - he said we were, so the weekend before I gutted my kitchen, living room and common areas in preparation for him to show up on Monday. On Monday, he didn't show. I called him and he gave me an excuse about his regular guys not wanting to stop their job in Napa and that I should probably just find someone else in the area to do the work. I was furious and asked when I was going to be told this or if he was just going to blow off the job and never let me know... he apologized but with Thanksgiving the following week and my house in total disarray, I ended the call extremely pissed off. He called back about an hour later and said he would do it himself but it might take a little longer - I was relieved and agreed to have him do the work as originally planned. He showed up the next day and didn't remember what he said we was going to finish off for us - when we walked out the work to be done, he said there was a lot of work and began looking for simpler ways of doing it - instead of performing a normal knock-down, he wanted to use a roller. After seeing a sample of the result, I said no, use the hopper. Another "shortcut" was to caulk the corners instead of using tape and mud - he said they do it this way all the time. It's very obvious that it's caulked. So after he finished the drywall repairs, he moved on to the texturing part. There were already areas that had texture on them so matching the existing was my concern. He assured me it wouldn't be a problem. After he was done for the day, I crossed paths with him in the driveway and he said he'd be back in the morning to do the rest. When I went inside I couldn't believe my eyes! Not only did he texture the walls and portions of the ceiling, he never masked ANYTHING off. I had texture all over my carpet, appliances, windows, doors, all of my freshly painted wood trim, bathroom floor and all over my kitchen and living room floors and porch area. I immediately called him at home and told him this can't happen again! That when he returns the next day, I expected him to have tarps and mask things off. He said they would clean it up - I didn't wait and spent the next 4 hours cleaning it myself. He brought tarps the next day. I wasn't happy with the way things were going and figured I'd need to do some touch ups after he was gone. I paid him full price but after seeing how much work I am having to redo, I should not have paid him at all...! I'm finding more and more of his special "roller techniques" which can best be described as flame patterns - it looks hideous! The other areas that he used the hopper were totally inconsistent. I'm having to scrape down, re-mud and start from scratch on a larger portion of this job. I've also been con
Response by James Garefalos Drywall: being furious and pissed off can contaminate any project my work was always in compliance with your agreement.

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