Walden Home Improvements

4.69 | 33 Verified Ratings
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Walden Home Improvements

4.69 | 33 Verified Ratings
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1412 Acorn Way West
Mt. Olive, AL 35117
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Walden Home Improvements

At Walden Home Improvements, we sustain our company on reliability, great communication, integrity and quality work. We strongly believe in giving our absolute best in all of our projects. We are experts in our trade and will always keep you educated on your particular task or project.


Service Area

  • Birmingham
  • Mount Olive
  • Gardendale

Services Offered

  • Deck or Porch Build or Replace

Areas of Expertise

  • Decking
  • Framing
  • Bathrooms
  • Additions
  • Flooring

Product Brands Used

  • ChoiceDek (iLevel - Weyerhauser)
  • Trex

Quick Facts

Business Hours
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(Please call to confirm)
  • Small Jobs Welcome
  • Free Estimates


In Business Since: 2007
Memberships & Affiliations
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • Better Business Bureau
State Licensing
Trade: Residential Contractor - Without Limitation
License #: 16049
Expiration: 12-31-2018
Green Certifications
  • Energy Auditors - RESNET Accredited Rating Provider
  • 10 years as an Alabama Licensed Homebuilder
  • A= rating with BBB
  • 5 star rating with Home Advisor
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

We give discounts to seniors

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because I have been in construction my whole life one way or another, whether it was working for Lowes, 84 Lumber, or in construction for myself. Because I did work for other big box stores I have a lot of knowledge about door, window, trim, siding, ect.. I have been in construction since I was 17 and Im 42 now. I was raised to do great quality work with a professional attitude and I believe it really shows in our ratings and reviews. One reason I started my own buisness is because I knew that I could start a company that is built on trust, unlike a lot of construction companies that i know of, and I believe that's why my men love working for me because i do give them the trust and respect they deserve and in return it really shows in their desire not only to make the customer happy but me as well..

We started in this industry in 1993.

We describe our business as Well established


Walden Home Improvements

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5.0   |  
Review by in Vestavia/mountain Brook, Al, AL
I have no words to truly explain how pleased I am with Steve Walden Construction and his team. I have had many jobs over the years and nothing compares to the quality, expertese, attention to detail, clean up. In addition they were wonderful with dealing with my 2 dogs. The before and after is unbelievable. I would highly recomend Walden Construction and already have several friends that plan to use them on upcoming renovations. I will also be using ONLY them for upcoming projects.
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5.0   |  
Review by in Gardendale, AL
i had a front porch on my house that broke loose from the foundation and home. Steve Walden and his crews removed the old porch, built a new bigger porch, then built a gabled, metal covered roof, complete with changing the double door to a single door with sidelights. Everyone who worked on the project was very knowledgeable, and showed genuine concern to make the project the best it could be. The concrete crew exceeded my expectations, and the roof crew was truly special. Steve , and his crew took a picture of what we wanted and turned it into a reality. I would most definitely recommend him to do anything around your home, no matter how small or large in scope. We have other projects we are considering, and Steve will definitely have an opportunity to get the business. I wish I could post some before and after pictures, only then would you be able to understand our satisfaction!
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5.0   |  
Review by in Birmingham, AL
Consistent crew. On time, worked every minute here, transparent billing, honest, great attitudes and quality results. I highly recommend Waldon Home Improvements.
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5.0   |  
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Project: Paint or Stain a Deck
Couldn't ask for better. On time. Good business man. Anything that you ask of him he tends to right away. Quality work. Definitely recommend his services. His crew his prompt and willing to do what is needed as well.
4.0   |  
They delivered on the work promised. My wife and I are satisfied with the end result. Final price matched the estimate with small adjustments for discovered items. We had our old deck completely removed, about 200 square feet of masonite siding replaced (which was bad) and new deck built from ground up.
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5.0   |  
Review by in Gardendale, AL
The quality of work was excellent. They were very professional and easy to work with. Will definitely use this company again for future projects
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5.0   |  
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Project: Build or Replace a Deck or Non-Masonry Porch
The workers that came by, were on time did everything they said they were going to do, communicated well and any issues that arose they addressed immediately. Overall great value, highly recommend and have done so!
5.0   |  
Extremely professional. QUALITY workers were always on time, perfectionists, who worked consistently and diligently to get the job done. Any minor issues were always dealt with expeditiously and without complaint. Our new composite deck turned out beautifully! We would highly recommend Steve Walden and his crew.
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2.0   |  
Review by in Birmingham, AL
We had a bad experience with Walden Home Improvement. I hired them based on good reviews from Home Advisor. Our project included remodeling our downstairs area to provide more living space for our family. Our remodel included re-plumbing three bathrooms (two upstairs and one downstairs), and a kitchen supply lines and drains. It also included running a lot of new electrical as well as re-sheetrocking walls and ceilings. They also moved my HVAC from the basement to the attic to get rid of all the ductwork in the downstairs ceiling which was a great idea… (thanks Brandon). Brandon was the name of our crew chief. He really knows his stuff and is very easy to work with. He was the bright spot on this project. Brandon was diligent and knew what I wanted every step of the way. He did great work and was very honest. There were a few things that went wrong which I guess are part of a project like this. They spilt purple PVC dye on my new garage floor (permanently stained), then they left my fridge unplugged overnight and all day, which ruined everything inside. Nonetheless we pressed forward. Around week three, Brandon started getting pulled of my project by Steve Walden (the owner) to fix problems, on other projects. Brandon was working at my house until 9:00-10:00 some nights just to get things done. All the starting and stopping seemed to be taking its toll on the quality of the work. Hindsight, I would strongly recommend not allowing them to do this should you hire them for your project. The plumbing and electrical work was the best part. The sheetrock was nice in some areas, and sloppy in others. I have gaps around my outlets and fixtures. I had to have my painter go back and fix some of the seams and around my light fixtures… but my wall outlets and switches still have huge gaps. Trying to find xtra, xtra large covers to hide them. Without a doubt, the biggest problem of all was how the owner (Steve) handled the end of the project. After week five I was close to the end of my budget. I had shared my budget with Steve on several occasions so we could adjust what they were able to do, with what I had to spend. I called Steve and Brandon together and we went through the house and made a list. We all agreed they could finish what I needed done and we all agreed on a final price… End of the week came around and they weren’t done. Steve was out of town and the guys needed to be paid… So I made the last payment (big mistake). I talked to Steve about finishing up but he refused to do any more work unless I agreed to pay additional hours. That was not what we agreed to. I know this was dumb on my part, but I trusted he would do what he said he would. Don’t make that mistake! If you choose to work with Walden, get everything in writing up front. Pay half up front and half upon completion. Don’t pay balances until you are satisfied… look closely at the work. Fortunately, Brandon agreed to finish on his own. We agreed on a price to finish and I worked with him at a reduced rate to finish up. I would hire Brandon again in a minute. I would not hire Walden Home Improvement again.
Response by Walden Home Improvements: I expect not to please everyone in this business because it is just simply impossible but I have to leave my side of the story on this one because it is not told as it was. First of all we only do cost plus on project that we have no way of knowing what all is to be done, if the customer doesn't know what all he wants us to do and doesn't have a laid out plan then how are we suppose to know how to price it. Secondly, we did have to pull off of the job a couple of times to go and attend to loose ends on a previous job that we told Randy we had not finished and that the homeowners did not have all of there tile in that they ordered but we could go ahead and start Randy's job if he would be ok with us leaving at some point in time to finish the first job when the tile came in and he said he didn 't have a problem at all with that because they were in no hurry (i guess he did). Im sorry that Randy ran out of money but we only charged the going rate that any other construction company would charge to pay for labor but it seems that he just wanted us to do a lot more for free and im sorry but i don't ask my men to work for free, they have bills to pay and children to raise just like he does. Anyways, people can see for themselves that all of the GREAT reviews we get far out way the bad, " CAN'T PLEASE THEM ALL" but we certainly try our best. What really shocks me is that this review randy posted was on 9-6-2017 but i have a text from him that i can show anyone who wants to see on our website gallery where Randy texted me on 10-6-2017 at 11:24 am where he told me he had some "new projects around the house" that he wants to talk with me about doing, so we couldn't have been to bad :-)
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3.0   |  
Review by in Birmingham, AL
Unfinished work. Minimal cleanup. Punctuality was horrible.
Response by Walden Home Improvements: Customer stopped payment so we had to stop work. If customer would like to pay balance we would love to go back to finish project, we obviously hate to leave a project unfinished like any business owner but my guys don't work for free.
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