Recent Hill Construction Customer Testimonials
Tina Jo O.
I did my research. You won't have to. I interviewed the top four rated and "big" local - companies in this industry (System Pavers, Black Diamond Pavers, Mr. Pavers - you know who they are). The sales guys typically came out gave a spiel and were friendly enough. Yet - after comparing bids, I could see Hill Construction offered a very competitive bid and the scope of what was included broken down explained and THOROUGH! Additionally Roger Hill - who has a great reputation by the way - the company owner came out. He is totally passionate about his work. He has integrity and is very much concerned with the end result--not just securing the sale.
His follow-up communication throughout the job was stellar! The actual job (an extensive asphalt driveway tear - out - Woodside) and paver installation was done efficiently. But best of all the final result of a new paved drive-way exceeded our expectations.These guys ARE ON TIME+ ON BUDGET. You won't get a better value for the this high-quality craftsmanship. I highly recommend this company.
Hill Construction just paved the driveway, walkway, and garden areas in front of our house in Belmont and we are THRILLED with the work. The house is down-hill from the street and we were afraid the slope and various level changes would provide a challenge for repaving; not so with Hill Co.
We got bids from multiple companies in the area, and Hill's prices were spot on, but beyond that, the service and consideration was outstanding. Before we had agreed to anything, Roger, the owner, personally came out and looked at our house, then drew up a multi-page, extremely detailed proposal that covered every concern we had and many that we didn't even think of. His level of expertise was clear from the moment we saw the plans, which accounted for every visual and practical (drainage, lighting, accessibility) aspect of the job.
When we asked about examples of Hill's work, we were given a list of DOZENS of references, all on the peninsula. We visited a number of these to decide on what paving material to use; not only were we happy to be picking from real life rather than a catalog, it was great to see so many examples of Hill Co's excellent work. Roger was readily accessible throughout the whole process, offering his opinion and advice, always with our interests in mind.
The construction itself was done in almost no time, and the crew made sure we could access our house at all times. Budget was exactly what was quoted. The finished product has totally transformed the appearance of our house from the street! I'd recommend Hill Construction Company to anyone considering stone or concrete work.
Castro Valley, CA
The low-voltage lighting looks amazing... the whole project of our new widened paver driveway turned out outstanding! Can't wait for you to seal the pavers.
Los Altos, CA
My wife and I are extremely pleased with the driveway - can you say curb appeal?
You did a great job setting and meeting our expectations which is quite refreshing. Also, your crew was very hard working and their craftsmanship is unparalleled - keep these guys happy! Lastly, you are very passionate about your business and that really shows in your end product thanks again.
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Hill Construction Co and its crews do amazing work. There were no surprises - a pleasant surprise when working with contractors. We spent almost 3 years building our dream home. We were going to put in a stamped concrete driveway when last minute we heard about Hill Construction Co and invited Roger Hill to come look at our project. His professionalism and attention to detail is unsurpassed. He really knows his business. The stone choice recommendations, great design ideas, and price quoted for paving stones made our 8,600 sq. ft. driveway project a reality. And they finished it in record time, four days before a Christmas party that was months in planning. It is so gorgeous that we cannot believe driving home to it everyday. Our friends, family and business associates all rave over it. We cannot say enough good things about Roger Hill and Hill Construction Co. Thank you so much!
Try talking to some of these guys in the business of paving stones then call Roger Hill and you will see a major difference in the planning and presentation of ideas. Great responsive call backs and follow through. Articulate and smart in every aspect of his work and his word is gospel, you will love this guy. The prices were better than any where else, and the speed and quality of work was spectacular. I wish there were ten stars and then I would give them eleven.
I always get 3 bids on work to be done at our home in Hillsborough. Roger Hill was the 2nd bid I received and I stopped there. Our driveway and walkways are old cobblestone. While they are beautiful old stones the uneven cobble was becoming literally a face plant hazard! Roger took a detailed look at all areas of stone and offered many options for what we could do to redo our driveway while retaining some of the existing stone areas, and creating a seamless blend of the old and new. His manner of discussing the options and working with me to determine the best materials to use made it seem like it was his own personal home we were dealing with! But it only got better from there. He introduced his crew (how often does that happen?) and they all worked as a very efficient and communicative team. He kept me informed of the job status a couple times a day as well as came by to ensure a quality job.
I had him quote me on a Thursday and 8 days later I had the most beautiful new driveway of pavers that seamlessly flowed with the old cobblestone. The other bid was twice as much and the recommendation of course was to redo all walkways and porches etc. Roger Hill enhanced my property, saved me money and I can't say enough about the outstanding quality of his work and professionalism.
I live in a Redwood City historic house, built in 1894. The house has never had a real driveway, just dirt and gravel. I finally decided it was time to address this and I had some real concerns: 1) drainage around my house, 2) size of the job 3) time to schedule 4) time to complete 5) consideration of the historic nature of my property 6) what materials to use and 6) cost.
I tried getting referrals from friends, I looked on Yelp, I checked Diamond Certified and got 3 very good contractors. However, it was when I went out to a paver manufacturer web site that I found a link to Hill Construction Co. I called Roger Hill on Monday, the 30th of January. Roger came out that day to talk to me. When we first met and he introduced himself he gave me a very professional packet, outlining his business and a 3-page list of references.
He spent well over an hour with me talking about all aspects of the job and my concerns. I had originally been considering concrete, then had moved to permeable pavers. Roger took the time to truly explain why neither one might not be the best solution. He could tell that I was somebody who would research anything he said, so he gave me very good information on interlocking pavers. Roger not only demonstrated professional knowledge, he also showed an excellent understanding of Redwood City's soil conditions. He promised to email me a quote as soon as possible.
Roger was good to his word. I received a very detailed quote, no mystery to it. Tasks clearly outlined. When I decided to add another component, he emailed me the cost within a half day. Comparing his quote to the other 2 quotes in the running, Roger's shone! The attention to detail, his enthusiasm for working on an historic property, and his ethical demeanor were all points in his favor.
Funny thing is that I did not bother calling his references until after I agreed to hire him. I spoke to 5 different clients, all with driveways installed by Roger. Each job had different specifications, but the common theme was overwhelming satisfaction. In fact they could not say enough about Roger. I also drove by four addresses to look at the driveways and take photos. Excellent work.
One week after first meeting him, work commenced on my property - February 6th. Everybody that worked on this project, from the excavator to the guys placing the pavers, obviously take pride in what they do. The driveway was finished on Saturday the 11th. The debris hauled away. All that is left is the sealing, after the weather dries out.
This was a big project! My driveway is 80' long and towards the back widens out into an area about 25 feet across. Excavation was about a 2-day job. Roger and I had fun looking at artifacts unconvered 10" down. Old pottery, bricks, horseshoes.
I have a properly graded driveway that is beautiful. In addition, my front walkway and the bottom of my back steps were tied into the project for a more complete look. French drain and tie-ins to down spouts installed. Roger thought ahead and put in a water and eletrical sleeve that runs across my driveway, in the event I either want drip water line or lines along the length of the driveway. The existing electrical conduit out to my carriage house had to be removed, since it was barely below the surface. Again, Rog er had a very good electrical sleeve with stub outs installed so my electrician can come in later and rerun the electrical.
My 1894 house now looks complete. The driveway is not only functional, but the artistic attention to detail is astounding. The outcome far surpassed my wildest expectations! Thank you Roger Hill and Hill Construction Co.
Pacific Grove, CA
Roger Hill, with Hill Construction Co, was excellent to work with; I highly recommend them and would use their services again. "Hill Construction installed a paver driveway, backyard patio, front yard walkway, and overlaid the front porch with thin pavers. Roger was very helpful and professional to work with giving ideas, explaining the options, bid presentation, he was present to oversee the job and was great to interact with to ensure an excellent end product completed in a timely manner per schedule. Roger has great enthusiasm for what he does; it was a pleasure to met and work with him and his team."
Thank you, Roger Hill, Jon Hill and Hill Construction
Redwood City, CA
We are so pleased with our experience with Roger Hill of Hill Construction and the beautiful paver driveway job they did! We were in need of help after we engaged an unlicensed contractor who left our driveway in disrepair for over 2 months. We knew we had to fix the job by hiring a professional, and we interviewed 3 contractors, including Hill Construction. Roger came with outstanding recommendations and gave us the best price out of 3 contractors we interviewed, so we hired him. His team started very quickly, kept on schedule, and overdelivered. Roger has a great eye for design; he suggested a paver pattern and some special touches near the garage door and front entry that really make the driveway look spectacular. We can't stop opening the front door and looking at it! We will certainly hire Roger again for other jobs and highly recommend you to talk with him if you are considering a paver driveway.
My initial project was to have Roger Hill use pavers to replace a 1947 cracked pink poured concrete driveway. I was not only trying to improve the driveway, but also solve a drainage problem through rerouting gutter runoff to the street. I was impressed by the Roger's attention to detail in the bid process and also his supervision of the field crew. I called delightedly at the first heavy rain when I saw the run off bubbling appropriately into the street instead of against the foundation. At the same time he also rerouted the sprinkler system under the driveway and coordinated his work with the replacement of an aging sewer pipe under the driveway."Based on my favorable impression on the paver job, I expanded the scope of my project and had Roger add a couple of retaining walls in the back yard." I again expanded the scope to add a small section of artificial turf in a section of the back yard. Both of these scope expansions were addressed with the same attention to detail and field team supervision. For both of these scope expansions Roger had to coordinate his crew with two other contractors on site at the same time and that coordination worked ~ I was kept well informed of any necessary changes to timing. I will try to attach a few pictures of the completed job. Needless to say, I highly recommend him.
San Jose, CA
I had Roger Hill install an ~575 sq. ft. stone patio and walkway and an ~180 sq. ft concrete utility area in my side and back yards, back in June of this year (06/10)."I interviewed 6 different contractors for the job. Followed up with 4 contractors for bids. Then settled on 2 contractors before I chose Roger Hill Construction Company."I definitely made the right choice."From the very beginning Roger Hill was, without any question, far and above the most knowledgeable, professional, and detailed contractor that I interviewed. "His bid, albeit was not the cheapest or most expensive, was right on the average bid. However, I knew I was going to get the most bang for my buck with Roger Hill. "I was definitely right." Roger's flexibility, communication, and knowledge was what primarily drove me to choose him from the last 3 contractors. Roger truly does care to do the job correctly. "I would highly recommend Roger Hill Construction Company for any landscape/hardscape project you may have.
Redwood City, CA
When it came time to get a new driveway, we weren't quite sure if we wanted to do stamped concrete or paver stones. We had a concrete contractor stop by to give us a quote, he handed us some brochures and told us the approximate amount, he was there and gone in a matter of 10 minutes. When Roger came to our home, he was prepared to take measurements, brought samples, and sat with us for about an hour while we decided exactly what we wanted, we hadn't even committed yet. In our opinion he sold us on the paver stones, not only because we live in earthquake city, but because we felt so comfortable with Roger! When it came time to install, Roger was there to make sure the crew knew exactly what we wanted. He is so involved it is comforting! We are already working on another project with him. Roger Hill has the most outstanding customer service, as well as being on the same page with his installers! We recommend him to anyone who wants a responsible and involved contractor!
Terri Q. C.
Los Altos, CA
Roger Hill installed pavers on our driveway, front walkway and built-columns with interior lights along the walkway. Initially he took a lot of time explaining the different styles and colors of pavers, and provided samples, which was so helpful in making our decisions. Roger also gave us some very artistic and unique ideas to "jazz" up the walkway which turned out beautifully! He is extremely honest and reliable and so pleasant to work with. We gave him 5 stars and highly recommend him. We are very grateful to him for going that extra mile to please us!
Santa Clara, CA
Want peace of mind… then go with Roger Hill of Hill Construction Co."He was referred by a friend of mine. And I will do the same. I had an excellent experience with him." First meeting, Roger came up with some ideas that gave us some feel on how to transform our backyard. He was very knowledgeable on the many fronts (pavers, retaining walls and stone veneers). Also I was very impressed with the kind of care he took to explain many things over and over and was very detailed in his drawings. Roger promised that the job would take 5 days to complete. He and his crews finished it on time. I had no worries of his procuring materials, and checking on the progress of his crews. Excellent workmanship.