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Alco General Contractors, Inc. installs solid insulated and fiber cement siding on residential properties throughout Northern California. In addition to its siding work, the company offers a wide range of home improvement services that include window, door, cabinet, countertop and patio cover installations; kitchen and bathroom renovations; decking and more.
Owner Steve Hawkins has been working in the siding industry for more than 35 years. After spending most of his career as an installer, he switched to estimating and eventually took over operations of Alco General Contractors. Mr. Hawkins credits his company’s decades of success to its dedicated approach to customer satisfaction. “We have fun with our work, but we also understand that our customers keep us in business, so we always work hard to keep them happy.”
All of Alco General Contractors’ highly trained employees are certified in fiber cement, vinyl and wood siding, which allows them to stay at the forefront of new industry techniques and products. “We’re also window experts—we can literally install any window a homeowner wants,” adds Mr. Hawkins. “We always look out for our customers and make sure we’re using the best materials available on the market.”
“Our dedication to customer satisfaction is written right into our contracts—our clients are to be 100 percent satisfied before they make any payments. We understand that, for many people, home ownership is a key part of living the American dream, so we strive to turn our customers’ houses into beautiful homes that they can fall in love with all over again.”
Serving San Francisco and Solano Counties
Kitchen & Bath
When choosing vinyl siding for your home, take your time and consider your options.
Vinyl siding is popular for many reasons, including ease of care, durability and range of color choices. However, just like any home improvement product, different types of vinyl siding have specific advantages and disadvantages. Before you decide...
"They are a very good company.""They came punctually, and they finished the job."
"They were very quick, efficient, and they sell very good products.""They were very quick and efficient."
"Words don't describe this well. I'd tell them to just come and see, come and look at it. Everything is so even and beautifully put together.""They did an excellent and beautiful job. The gentleman who did the work was terrific. I have recommended them many times. "
"The salesman was upfront in his approach.""They came in and gave us a quote quickly. They followed through and completed the job on time and on budget."
"I think the work they did looked really great.""It looked good, and they did a nice job."
"They did a great job. We were really happy.""The people who did the work were polite and clean. They did a good job."
"The windows are high quality. I was very happy with the service that was provided.""From the initial meeting where we talked about what we wanted to the installation, I liked the experience. The guy explained what windows and options we had, gave a great explanation, and did a great follow-up. When the installers came out and explained what they were going to do, they did it."
"I thought they were very efficient. They used good quality windows. They worked very quickly. I was very happy with them.""I liked all that I just said."
"I thought they did a good job of demonstrating how efficient the windows were. Instead of giving you numbers and stats, they used a heat lamp to demonstrate.""I thought all of the people we worked with were great. They were responsive, efficient, and polite."
"We recommend them.""They were really fast and clean. They really cleaned up everything after them."
"They were efficient. We had absolutely no problems with their windows. We had half done in 2009 and the other half in 2010.""They were on time and completed what needed to be done."
"The installers are very professional. The work is done very swiftly and very cleanly.""We liked the product because it made such a difference in the house."
"Having windows replaced is pretty painless and improves the look of your home.""I thought the salesperson was excellent. The installers also knew what they were doing, and they didn't leave until it was perfect. They made sure everything was caulked and done. They also cleaned up after themselves. They showed up on time, they were proficient, professional, and everything was a win."
"I like that they use great material. It really looks nice. It is really easy to keep up. If you have any problems with the work you had done by someone else, they'll take care of it.""I thought they were very professional. The job they did was wonderful. When there was a problem, they took care of it with no complaints."
"Don't waste any time, you will save tons of money. It's saving us at least 40-50% on our PG&E bill. It is saving us more than what we put in. Get a hold of Mike.""The actual finished cosmetic appearance and its ability, they have a heck of a lifetime warranty. If anything ever breaks, they sure do fix it."
"I was just very happy overall. From beginning to end, from the paperwork until the windows went in, everybody was very professional. I was very happy with the whole process.""The professionalism and the friendliness of everybody"
"They were very professional, knowledgeable about the product, and they did an excellent job.""I think just the professionalism, and I also worked with the owner. It was a good experience. I knew he stood behind the product and the service. That was important."
"I would recommend them.""They did a patio cover for us, and they did a great job. It looks really good. "
"We had good results.""The convenience and the ease of doing business with them"
"They do things other than windows and siding. We had them do our kitchen counter and sink.""The price was satisfactory, and I'm really happy with both the quality of the work and the quality of the product. I sent my sister pictures of the work and she's jealous."
"We're very happy with the siding, and we think the job that was done accomplished what we wanted.""The man who came and put it on was very professional and friendly. The new siding matches the rest of the house perfectly. We only had one side of the house done, the side that gets baked in the sun, and it matches perfectly with the rest of the house. It looks like the whole thing was done at the same time."
"I was very impressed with them. It was a big renovation project, and the job was completed exactly on time and within budget.""Everything, the professionalism of every different sub who was on the job, the personal involvement of the owner, and the sales rep was absolutely great in making recommendations and preparing a good estimate."
"I would just say that I've been lucky so far. It's been years since the work was done, and they should perhaps investigate it.""The whole thing was a "10". Everything was done very well, and the siding is still up there."
"They did everything they said they were going to do and more.""The windows are wonderful. We are absolutely delighted with the windows. The installers were polite and seemed to know what they were doing. I was a little disturbed by the mess that was left. We cleaned up most of it. Certainly there was no bad language or attitude amongst them. They conducted themselves very nicely."
"It is a great product with low maintenance.""They were clean and neat."
"Make sure that they get the inspection done from the cities and the inspector specifies what has to be done the first time. We had problems with that. We are happy with the windows. They have cut down the noise, and they keep the heat in. The siding just made the area they covered 100% better. It looks excellent.""It was timely, and I thought everything looked rather well. The windows work terrifically."
"It is inexpensive, and they get the job done.""The guy who came out was wonderful. It was really easy. It was easy for the guy to come out and give a quote, and it was very reasonable."
"I don't think they could go wrong in using them.""They were neat in their work, very courteous, and they cleaned up after themselves."
"It is worth putting it in. It really helps keep the heat in. It works efficiently.""I like what they sell. They are easy to maintain. They keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It does its purpose."
"It is a very pretty siding. I am very happy with it. They are maintenance free.""The service"
"They really sell good quality windows. They really do block out the sun, and they reduce my power bill quite a bit.""The looks of the finished product, when they were done with the installation, it really looked nice. I have seen windows that looked bad, that looked cheap, but these were great."
"I had the windows done, and it has saved me a lot on my heating and cooling bills.""I just really like them, and I'm so pleased with the product."
"They were excellent. ""They did what they said they were going to do, came on time, and got the job done."
"They came in here and did it in one day. They were awesome. I couldn't open my previous windows. These windows worked great. I also bought a doggy window from them.""They were very good and thorough. They did it in one day. They were very professional and polite. It was good. "
"I just think they are very reliable. They did a terrific job. It certainly helped with our heat bill.""They were efficient and easy to deal with."
"The quality is excellent, and the workmen were very respectful and careful with what they did. I am very happy with it.""Just the quality of the materials, they have held up extremely well. I have had no damages in the years they have been installed. There are no drafts or leaks. It is perfectly sealed."
"They are very good.""The quality they put in their work and everything else"
"It keeps the cold air out.""They arrived on time and finished early. They also cleaned up behind themselves."
"If they had any work to be done or were buying windows, I would absolutely recommend them.""I liked their customer service and the quality of work. They completed the job, and it really looks good."
"They were very efficient, and they did an excellent job.""They have done something to my house that is beautiful. I am really satisfied."
"I would recommend them.""The technician who did the work was superb. He did a very fabulous job for me."
"They were very responsive. We knew what was going on the whole time.""Their customer service level, they explain the product, tell you how much it is going cost, and what the quality of the product is."
"The salesperson was very friendly. The windows, of course, were excellent. They keep the house cool and the noise out.""The installation was great, and they were very friendly."
"We were very satisfied with our little window. They replaced a garden window that cracked. It was a very small job. It is kind of hard to say how a job would be on a larger scale.""They were very good. They were quick and good. It only took them a short time to install the window."
"They do what they say they are going to do.""I liked the on time schedule they had."
"I had really bad damage to the wood around my garage door. It was splintering and flaking. I was certain they were going to have to pull it out. They were able to fix it, and it doesn""The salesman really worked hard to make sure I understood everything. They did everything that I wanted. The two workers who were here for most of the week were polite, friendly, and definitely cleaned up after themselves."
"I was completely satisfied. They did a very good job.""Maybe their attitude and quality of product, I really liked their workmanship."
"They did good work, and everybody I dealt with was nice.""I like the way it looks now, the completed job. They were out here when they said they would be, they did what they said they would do, and they were very polite."
"I got a good deal, pricewise.""Nothing in particular, I had a need, the price was right, so I used them."
"I like the fact that they were very easy to contact. It's not like you talk to a machine. I like their friendly service.""I liked how they worked around my schedule."
"The work is excellent.""They were very professional, and we got exactly what we asked for. The product we originally purchased many years ago was very reasonably priced."
"They did a very good job.""They were very thorough. When there was a problem, they fixed it."
"They're good windows. I would recommend them.""The windows are wonderful. It was a very good experience."
"I think it is a good idea. I have a lot of windows, and they have cut down on my electric bill.""They were very good and worked quickly. They took me around the neighborhood, and I spoke to people who they did service for. I was very pleased so I signed on the dotted green line."
"I am pleased with the product.""They actually did everything that I asked them to do. When there was an issue with my sliding glass door, they took care of it."
"It's great. If you don't get it, you're foolish.""It was done on time, and they did a very good job. They were outstanding plus. They were courteous, knowledgeable, and expedient in what they did. They didn't wait around."
"They did a fine job for me.""I liked what he showed me and had him put it in. "
"I am satisfied.""They installed my windows, and they were great."
"They were very professional. They did it quickly and didn't make a mess. They did a good job. ""The siding looks good."
"It works.""The windows fit, and they keep the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer."
"It was good quality work that was done in a timely manner at a good price.""Their customer service, they did what they said. They were on time and got the work done. They backed it up with a warranty and a guarantee. When there was something wrong with the screen door, they came back and fixed it."
"They were very knowledgeable and explained everything. They also had a great display. You could see the difference in temperature between their product and an unprotected siding.""I liked the product and the fact that Bill was so knowledgeable. They were so responsive, and they took care of everything. They were really wonderful to work with."
"The ones who were working were very thorough and efficient.""There were several men who were working, and the main guy who was here was courteous, friendly, and it was a good deal."
"They sell a great product. They sell tubing that looks like wood but isn't wood. They don't twist or warp. They look beautiful on the top of our pergola. They are maintenance free. All I have to do is hose them off.""I like the fact that the product they sell looks like wood but isn't. They are maintenance free."
"They do a good job. They have dropped our heating bill in the winter time.""It has been 4 years, and they are not leaking yet."
"They're just very professional. You can tell that they do this every day, and they just go right to work. They have a high degree of expertise.""I was very satisfied with their work."
"They have good windows. They do a good job of installation.""The workers worked hard and cleaned up after themselves."
"Except for a couple of things that had to be tweaked, it worked pretty well for us.""It's low maintenance."
"They have really good employees. You feel comfortable with having them around your personal belongings.""The efficiency and quickness of the installation, they did a good job."
"I just felt like it was done in a timely fashion. They just took the one day, and it looks very attractive.""We had windows and a sliding door done. At first we were just really happy with the price, and then we ended up being really happy with the product as well."
"We were very happy with their work. ""They're very efficient, and I like the job they did."
"They did a good job. My windows haven't leaked.""They were fast, courteous, and they did a good job."
"I really don't have a message for anybody.""They got it done in the time they said they would, and they did a fair enough job. They cooperated in coming back to fix something."
"They did two sets of windows for us, and they both turned out fine.""The windows are very effective, and the work was done very promptly and on schedule."
"Basically, they are pretty good. They have decent workers. They are very clean. They wear foot protectors around the house.""Overall, I liked their service. They were very knowledgeable about the products and the services they provide."
"I just like the siding. I don't know what else I would say.""I liked the way the man installed it. He did a very nice and neat job. It looks good."
"They need to call the company and have the representatives come out and talk to them face to face. It really helped us have the guy come out and walk around our house. He helped us visualize what he was selling.""I felt like the guy who came out was real and honest."
"I would tell them their price is alright and to just keep an eye on the workers.""I would recommend them. Everything was fine except for the work done by one worker."
"They did a good job. I was pleased with the work.""I liked the quality of the materials, and the workmen were very courteous and efficient."
"The windows are great. They do what they are supposed to do. It has already cut down the amount of heat and cold exchange that I have. They are easy to open, easy to operate, and they look good.""I like the fact that they cut down on the noise. I am right near train tracks, and they cut down on that noise. They have also saved me on heat."
"We were satisfied.""It was very good. We got the aluminum siding and we've been very happy. We had wind damage and they just came out and replaced what needing replacing and there was no problem."
"They were very fast and very helpful.""They just did a really good job."
"Do like I did, check around, let them come out and demonstrate for you and then decide on it.""I rely on their response for information when we need it. They came out, surveyed the situation, and told me what they could do. They did what they said they was going to do in a timely manner."
"We are very satisfied with them. Their work was excellent, and the quality of the windows was good.""Their professionalism"
"They have good service. They do a good installation and follow-up. Their office team is good too.""The service "
"They have a good quality replacement window.""Their service, they listen to what we wanted, and we were pleased with their performance."
"They are an okay company.""I like their flexibility in scheduling the time to do the work."
"They put in a front door for us. It was good.""They came when they said they would and did the work quickly."
"They came door to door. That is how I found out about their services. They happened to come by at the right time. They were okay.""They did what they said they would do. They set up a schedule for it to be done, and it was done on time."
"My siding looks better.""I liked the looks of the final product. The person who installed it was very nice and respectful."
"They did pretty good work.""They were friendly."
"Good quality work, and they sell a good product.""The job was done promptly."
"They have a great product. They fill the bill.""Their timeliness and the product they sell, so far it is holding up quite well. They sealed off several drafts. They were everything that they advertised. Everything they said they were going to do, they did. "
"They do a good job.""They communicated what they were doing."
"They're fair and easy to work with.""Mike was just very personable."
"Nothing ""I trusted the guys who sold it in comparison to the other bids I got."
"My husband tells everyone how good they are. We can't wait for summer with how it keeps the heat out.""The quality of the windows that we got were great."
"Good quality work and fairly good material""I liked the work they did."
"I am very satisfied with the product.""I like the vinyl siding and windows they sell. I like their overall appearance. It makes the house look good. They were also nice people."
"I've had some problems with a couple of things, but they haven't returned my call. I kind of gave up calling after that.""They sell good quality siding."
"The windows are okay, but the quality of the sliding door is very poor. I have already had the window replaced, but they can't get the sliding door fixed.""I am not satisfied with it at all."