These guys did our entire siding. They took down all the existing siding, checked our studs for rot, and added insulation, put in 2 new windows and re-seated all the other windows which had been badly installed by our handyman, and put on a beautiful new James Hardy siding. They provided really great service the entire time, and we were well connected to Kurt, Logan, and Jeremy the whole way through. We also really appreciate the high quality staff and the ability to work with such professional contractors all around. I wish I had another house so that I could have them do more work for us. I would recommend them to anyone in the Bay Area looking for excellent work and service.
Karen Berkeley, CA October 17, 2014
Thanks for everything…. looks great!
David Elk Grove, CA October 16, 2014
3 Generations Improvements just finished installing James Hardie lap siding and shingles on my entire house. They replaced 60 year old cedar sidewall shakes. I couldn’t be more impressed with the quality of their work, how fast it was done and how courteous the entire crew was. Either Jeremy or Kurt stopped by daily to check on the progress. I received three bids and 3 Generations Improvements was the most competitive. Their the best contractor I’ve ever seen.
Mike Sacramento, CA October 15, 2014
An easy company to recommend for siding and windows. That is their area of specialty, and I’m not sure if they even do anything else. They are located in Folsom, but had no issue traveling to work on our home in Oakland.
Although the company name is 3 Generations because it was started by the grandfather, it actually is operated now by the father, Kurt Owens, and his son, Jeremy. Both are stand up guys.
We had them remove our old original siding from 1947, re-bolt our foundation while the walls were open, add insulation (what an improvement), sheerwall (i.e. add OSB/plywood to create greater structural stability and also a flat surface for the siding), a moisture protection barrier, Hardieplank cement fiber siding that was manufactured to match the color or our house (a 15 year warranty on not needing to paint, and a 30 year warranty on the siding itself), and added or replaced 11 windows with Milgard Essence Low-E, double pane windows (warrantied for life).
We received 3 bids. One company you’ll find good reviews for too was about $20k (!) higher; word on the street is they sub all their work out, but got greedy and have high mark-up to get a substantial profit after paying the sub. The other company was about the same price as 3G, but primarily did roofing. I also have a window/glass guy, but he doesn’t do siding. I ultimately was swayed by the fact that siding and windows is what 3G is licensed for and it’s all they do. It shows. Their attention to detail and wealth of experience was evident throughout the project.
Two of the other contractors mentioned above and with whom I have ongoing relationships, came by our house for other matters during the project and each were SUPER complimentary of the work being done, downright admiring certain details and telling me that, though they’d like the work, they each felt we made the right decision as the work done was clearly very professional.
Kurt and Jeremy also were very responsive to my many calls and emails about various details and follow up on every open item. Their crew was outstanding and clearly could build a home from scratch if asked.
We’ll definitely have them return to replace some additional windows and do more siding on other parts of our house. As noted at the outset, these guys are easy to recommend.
Jonathan Oakland, CA October 14, 2014
From their first visit to provide an assessment and estimate for siding replacement, through the completion of the repairs and siding installation on our 2-story 2300 sq. ft. home, 3 Generations offered the most competitive bid of the 4 siding contractors we consulted, walked us through the entire process, and delivered exactly what we ordered, on time and with impeccable customer service throughout the process. Their responses to our many questions were always timely and accurate.
Having dealt with a number of contractors regarding multiple and varied home improvements, we can say categorically that these guys are the best!
They deserve your business and they will deliver!
Jeffrey Richmond, CA October 14, 2014
The crews work ethic, skill and efficiency & productivity were awesome. They were easy to communicate with and always listened. I was extremely pleased and appreciative of the excellent job and the final appearance of the siding and the entire exterior of my house. I know that the value of the house has been increased significantly. I enjoyed working with Jeremy.
Mike Benicia, CA October 14, 2014
Yury and the crew completed the items. They were very good, checking my approval and making sure they got it fixed right. They got the access door located perfectly and the other items were well done. They deserve a gold star for closure and courtesy. Thanks for helping us and a job well done. I look forward to your bailing us out in the future.
Bob El Dorado Hills, CA October 14, 2014
We appreciate the care and workmanship of your team, their cheerfulness and commitment to ensuring we were happy with their work. No detail was too small. Mike’s team paid great attention to detail, a fact we are aware of – we enjoy the porches! Great work by all! Thank you!
Larry & May Benicia, CA October 14, 2014
The guys were great and we’re really happy with the work. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Reuben & Erika San Francisco, CA October 14, 2014