Alvear has just completed a large renovation project in West University Place to update our house to put it on the market to sell. Under the direction of Project Manager, Joseph Alvear, and Project Supervisor, Jeremy Alvear, we contracted to have the interior of our 3800 square- foot house painted, including some sheetrock repair and the removal of wallpaper in the kitchen and bathrooms. In addition, the deck was repaired and painted and some repair and painting of outside boards was completed. We were so pleased with the quality of the completed work, we had Alvear install a wooden fence and door on the western side of the house. The job was completed within the two and one-half-week time -frame as promised. Once they started the job, the workmen stayed until it was finished to our satisfaction. Both Joseph and Jeremy were a pleasure to work with. They truly went above and beyond what was expected. At all times, they were courteous, polite and responsive to our needs. Alvear is a quality construction company with very high standards. We are very fortunate to have found them. Sincerely,

Bob and Mimi M. – Individual – Oct. 2014

Please accept this letter of recommendation for Alvear as a reputable contractor. Mr. Alvear has worked with our company as a sub-contractor in Phoenix, Arizona and in Houston, Texas for the past eight years. We would very much like to utilize his services in California on the Palm Springs La Quinta Resort project starting the end of May this year, 2014. Mr. Alvear and his company have proven themselves to be one of the premier Hotel renovation contractors in the industry and would be an asset to the trades in California. If there is anything else I could do to verify his company’s reputation in order to expedite in any way his ability to become a California license contractor, please feel free to contact me directly. Thank you for your time and considerations in this matter.

Mike Angelone- Angelone Builders- March 2014

Dear Joseph, I am writing this letter for you to include on your website as a reference. As you know, Linda and I think the world of you and wish you the best. I hope that this testimony concerning our confidence in you and your company is helpful. Joseph Alvear first started doing painting on my house 20 years ago. Since that time, I’ve used Joseph Alvear’s construction company for a number of different needs, from remodeling to reconstruction. He has always provided top quality workmanship, both at my home and my office. Through the years he has been able to hire and maintain a work crew of top-quality people. These employees have stayed with him, many for over 10 years. His workers are not only good at their job but I have found them to be extremely trustworthy. Joseph Alvear maintains a group of quality subcontractors that he can call on for such jobs as roofing, plumbing and electrical, and he has always taken it upon himself to personally oversee and direct their work. I’ve literally seen this man blossom from a one-man operation, into a full-fledged construction company capable of handling any job either domestically or commercially. I find his personnel to be highly reliable, punctual, and to perform their jobs in a very courteous fashion. They have always been careful to clean up after themselves at the end of each day, and it always arrives on time for work the next day. Needless to say, I highly recommend Alvear, or I wouldn’t keep going back to them each time that I have had a construction need. Sincerely,

Jerry E. D., M. D. – Individual – April 2011

Dear Joseph, We would like to thank you and Alvear for your work on our home. Over the years, you have truly transformed our Houston bungalow. From replacing the wood siding and painting the exterior (and most of the rooms inside) to making our master bath feel like a hotel spa, Alvear  has consistently used quality workmanship, materials and creativity to maximize the value of our home while preserving its character. What we appreciate the most is that you and your team are perfectionists, and the job isn’t done until it’s done right (which means, when we are happy). That’s a very rare quality today and one that makes us call you again and again. Moreover, you understand value and have always worked hard to make sure we’re spending the right amount in the right way. Thank you, thank you! Warmly,

Howard and Paula C. – Individual – Jan. 2010

A few years ago we hired Alvear to paint the outside of our house. We were so pleased with their work that we recently hired them to paint the inside as well. We also wanted our oak floors refinished. Mr. Alvear, the company owner, arranged for a floor refinisher to complete that work in coordination with the painting. The painting and the floor work were both excellent, and completed quickly. Mr. Alvear’s crew helped with moving furniture from room to room so that the floors could be refinished. We were again very pleased with the work and enthusiastically recommend this company.

Jan and Will R. – Individual – May 2010

Angeline Builders LLC has uses Alvear for two large jobs that we had in Texas in 2008. The work was at the Driskill Hotel in Austin and The Hotel Icon in Houston. The total contract amount for these two jobs for Alvear was $220,000. The Driskill Hotel job involved painting the guest suites, The Hotel Icon was paint in the lobby, restaurant, and mezzanine, as well as, drywall work. Both hotels are old historic buildings and they required special attention and many different paint colors in each area. Alvear did an excellent job. Mr. Joseph Alvear was professional and very responsive to all requests. The work was performed well and the work areas were kept clean. The paperwork from the office was always correct and on time. If Angeline Builders LLC receives more work in the Texas area we would not hesitate to use Alvear again. It was a pleasure working with them.

Wendy Blake- Angelone Builders- August 2009

I am writing this letter to express my delight in the working relationship that Bering Memorial has experienced with Alvear. Joseph Alvear and his crew were the key subcontractors in the renovation of our historic Sanctuary. Their craftsmanship was evident at every phase of the 3-year renovation. On many occasions the church had to coordinate scheduling between several subcontractors. Joseph always took the lead in negotiating this scheduling and made it work. During the renovation we had to keep the Sanctuary operational for Sunday services. Joseph and his crew made sure that the Sanctuary was thoroughly cleaned every week in time for the Sunday service, even if it meant cleaning up after other subcontractors. I would not hesitate to recommend Alvear for any job that required the utmost in professionalism and attention to detail. Sincerely,

Gail L. – Bering Memorial United Methodist Church – June 2008

Dear Joselito Alvear, We want to thank you for the beautiful work, which you did on our pews. You and your crew did an outstanding job and we are very appreciative of how professionally you all did your work. And special thanks for how clean you kept the Sanctuary all through the job. As you know, this was very important to us. Please feel free to use First Lutheran as a reference. Our doors are open to anyone who might wish to see your handiwork. Very Truly Yours,

Pastor Guthier – Firs Lutheran Church – June, 2007

“We hired Alvear to do a complete remodel after Hurricane Ike devastated our Bay home. Joseph and his crew were very professional and went out of their way to make sure we were happy. The estimate we were given at the beginning is the price we paid when the job was complete. The quality of their work is “top notch”. I have had a lot of construction and painting work done over the years and I can say that the work that Alvear performed was the most professional and cleanest of all. 

I would recommend them to my family and close friends with the utmost confidence and assurance that Alvear would take care of them as they did us.”

Bill and Tina Miller – 2005

“Mr. Alvear contracted with me to paint my home in Houston, Texas. He did an excellent job in an ever shorter period of time than originally agreed upon. He performed very professionally in every facet of the job. I consider Mr. Alvear honest and dependable as regards to his services and have even contracted with him to do some additional work for me. I will be happy to discuss Mr. Alvear’s performance on my jobs with anyone, I they desire.”

Patrick Johnson – 1990

“This letter will confirm that Alvear painted certain portions of my home in Houston, Texas. He performed his work in a good and workmanlike manner. He was neat and courteous and performed his duties in a timely fashion.”

Sanford J. Slobin – 1989

“Alvear was hired by my wife and myself to both remove wallpaper and repaint portions of our home. Alvear’s work was performed in a professional manner and my wife and I Alvear to be a very pleasant fellow to deal with. We were very impressed with the quality of Alvear’s work and would both utilize Alvear’s services in the future in connection with our home, and would recommend Alvear’s services to others.”

Mark A. Flaum – 1989

“We have had the pleasure of doing business with Alvear for several years now. We began our relationship by contracting to have the exterior of our townhome painted (along with our neighbors who share 2 additional connected townhomes), which included but was not limited to power washing, window, window caulking, trim painting, minor repair and painting detail. Over the course of the exterior job, we received many inquiries regarding Alvear, the crew and the company. We were extremely satisfied with the work performed, the crew, the attention to detail and the attention to all our numerous requests for additional work. We highly recommended them to various neighbors who also contracted for their services. 

We continue to recommend the services of Alvear and many of our neighbors know that we are very particular about the companies we use for our service needs, therefore, we are constantly asked about the contractors we use. It is amusing to note that our neighbors say “IF THEY PASS YOUR STRICT CRITERIAL, THEY ARE GOOD ENOUGH FOR US”. I would not say that we have extremely high standards, we just believe in getting what we pay for-good quality workmanship at a good price-and we like to deal with individuals we can trust to always follow-up and take care of all the little details-even when those little details occur after the job has been completed. 

When the occasion arises again, we will look to Alvear for our painting and home repair needs.

Brenda and Henry Rojas – 2008

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for the wonderful job you did painting our new home. The job you did was extremely professional and efficient. I am especially impressed with the dining room. I know what a difficult time it was to change the walls from a dark, knotty pine to the cris white we now have. 

You certainly put a great deal of pride into your work, and your efforts are quite obvious throughout the house. I would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone may be in need of your services. Thanks again for a job well done. 

Debbie Stern Hoffman – 1990