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G.O. Blessing Construction Inc.

Diamond Certified Company Report

G.O. Blessing Construction Inc.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Helpful Expertise i
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  • Liability Insurance
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Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 41 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i

Seth E.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

1 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did an excellent job. They are very communicative, and they know how to plan a timeline well.

I liked that they were able to get the project done on time and before the deadline.

Ray M.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

2 of 41

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

The value is worth the service. They are very attentive, clean, and orderly.

They estimated the job would take a day, and they stood by their word. They even updated us throughout the day, great communication.

Tim B.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

3 of 41

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are good at what they do, and the crew is great.

They are fast and reliable.

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Diamond certified VIDEO PROFILE
Diamond certified company PROFILE

Juan Guzman, Owner

G .O. Blessing Construction Inc. builds and repairs decks, fences, handrails, retaining walls, and other wood-based products for residential and commercial clients in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. The company also has the in-house capabilities to take on various structural framing, retrofitting and siding projects, and it backs all its work with a three-year warranty on all workmanship.

Owner Juan Guzman says G.O. Blessing Construction’s company-wide dedication to quality has been a key factor in its success. “Whenever we build something, we know we’re connecting our name and reputation to it, so we make sure everything we do is both beautiful and built to last. We’re confident in our ability to provide results that leave our customers completely satisfied.”

G.O. Blessing Construction prioritizes transparency and honesty throughout the construction process, which Mr. Guzman says is important for ensuring clients have positive experiences. “We’re always upfront about what type of work we’ll be doing, and if there’s ever an issue, we immediately address it and make it right. Our customers know that when they build with us, they’re building with someone they can trust.”

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESEARCHED CAPABILITIES ON G.O. Blessing Construction Inc.

COMPANY CONTACT
Service AREA

Contra Costa
Alameda
Pleasant Hill
Walnut Creek
Lafayette
Orinda
Moraga
Berkeley
Oakland
El Cerrito
El Sobrante
Martinez
Kensington
Montclair
San Rafael
Larkspur
Mill Valley
Ross
Kentfield

SERVICES PERFORMED

Decks & Fences
Structural Framing
Handrails & Staircases
Retaining Walls
Retrofitting
Carpentry

DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESEARCHED ARTICLES ON G.O. Blessing Construction Inc.

Juan Guzman, owner of G.O. Blessing Construction, stands on a recently completed deck.

Company Profile

G .O. Blessing Construction Inc. builds and repairs decks, fences, handrails, retaining walls, and other wood-based products for residential and commercial clients in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. The company also has the in-house capabilities to take on various structural framing, retrofitting and siding projects, and it backs all its work with a three-year warranty on all workmanship.

Owner Juan Guzman says G.O. Blessing Construction’s company-wide dedication to quality has been a key factor in its success. “Whenever we build something, we know we’re connecting our name and reputation to it, so we make sure everything we do is both beautiful and built to last. We’re confident in our ability to provide results that leave our customers completely satisfied.”

G.O. Blessing Construction prioritizes transparency and honesty throughout the construction process, which Mr. Guzman says is important for ensuring clients have positive experiences. “We’re always upfront about what type of work we’ll be doing, and if there’s ever an issue, we immediately address it and make it right. Our customers know that when they build with us, they’re building with someone they can trust.”

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Company Philosophy

“The relationships we have with our clients are very important to us, so we focus on exceeding their expectations and making sure they enjoy the work we’ve done for them. We treat each job with respect and do whatever it takes to achieve first-rate results.”

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Comparative Summary

Maintaining customer satisfaction is a crucial aspect of any business, but it’s even more important for construction firms that have earned the prestigious Diamond Certified award. For G.O. Blessing Construction Inc., the best way to keep clients happy is to provide them with high-quality products that are custom-built to last. “We’re the company to call if someone wants a product that nobody else in their neighborhood has,” says owner Juan Guzman. “We can build almost anything our clients can dream up, and by using quality materials and construction techniques, we’re able to keep our products looking good for many years.”

G.O. Blessing Construction has been building and repairing decks, fences, handrails, retaining walls, and other wood-based products for residential clients in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties since 2007. The company also has the training and equipment to work on structural framing, retrofitting and carpentry projects, and it backs every job with a five-year warranty.

Unlike construction firms that try to hide irregularities or errors, G.O. Blessing Construction takes a transparent approach to ensure its clients are satisfied with every aspect of its work. “We take a lot of pride in our work, so if something goes wrong, we do whatever it takes to make it right,” says Mr. Guzman. “Even if a flaw isn’t visible, we still do the right thing and fix it, even if it costs us money. We never pass along those extra costs to our clients, which they really appreciate.”

Ultimately, Mr. Guzman sees G.O. Blessing Construction’s customer-oriented business practices as its most important attribute. “We want to build relationships with our clients so they trust us and recommend us to their friends and family,” he says. “By ensuring our work looks beautiful and lasts for years without needing to be repaired or replaced, we’re able to exceed our customers’ expectations and keep them happy.”

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Industry Info

When it comes to building a deck or fence, it’s important to hire the right type of contractor.

If you’re looking to build a new deck or fence, you may be tempted to go with an inexperienced contractor or even handle the project yourself, but this can lead to a number of costly (and potentially dangerous) problems.

“Many people don’t want to hire an engineer or architect to build a deck, but it’s very important for the structural aspects of the job, especially if it’s a second-level deck,” says Juan Guzman, owner of G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. in Richmond. “If the deck is a replacement or repair, it may not be necessary to hire an engineer, but the work needs to be done with a permit, and most require an engineer or architect to sign off.”

Get the right professional for the job. “Many homeowners don’t understand the importance of hiring a professional for a big deck or fence job,” says Mr. Guzman. “They think any handyman can do it, but these projects often require a contractor who specializes in decks and fences and knows what can be repaired and what must be replaced. If you hire an ill-equipped contractor, you might end up wasting money by replacing something that can be fixed.”

Don’t skimp on quality. Some homeowners sacrifice quality because they think they can save money by going with cheaper materials, but that’s almost always a mistake. For example, Mr. Guzman says the rising price of redwood can scare some people. “Even if the prices of the materials are high, that’s not the bulk of the cost—it’s the labor that you have to consider. Most of the time, going with a quality product saves money in the long run because the materials stand up to wear and tear.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long will it take to complete my project?
A: It depends on the size of the job. For example, a fence project usually takes about a week to complete, but larger jobs can take up to several months. We try to complete projects as quickly as possible, but we always take our time and make sure the work is done correctly.

Q: How quickly do you respond to questions and concerns?
A: We respond as quickly as possible, especially if there’s an emergency. If you need a repair, we’ll try to come out the same day or the next day.

Q: Do you keep the jobsite clean?
A: Yes, jobsite cleanliness is very important to us. By keeping everything clean and organized, our clients can look at the work while we aren’t there without a lot of materials or mess in the way.

Q: Will you consider my needs when planning and working on my project?
A: Absolutely. The first thing we do on any project is ask the client if they have a specific idea of what they want and how they want it done. We listen to their goals and talk to them about their options. It’s also important for us to know what type of service they’re expecting, so we find out if they’re looking to get something done quickly or if they want a project with more value.

Q: Do you work on rental properties or homes that are for sale?
A: Yes, but it depends on your motivation for doing the project. If you’re fixing your home to sell and you want something as cheap and fast as possible, we’re probably not the right contractor. However, if you want a quality job that you’d be happy living with yourself, we’re here to help.

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERT CONTRIBUTOR ADVICE & TIPS FROM Juan Guzman

Expert CONTRIBUTOR PROFILE
  • Juan Guzman is owner of G.O. Blessing Construction Inc., a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (510) 381-0155 or by email.

Juan Guzman: Unexpected Growth

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

RICHMOND — When Juan Guzman started doing landscape construction on the side of his day job, he never expected it to grow into a full-time livelihood, but that’s exactly what happened. “My first construction job was doing outdoor projects like building decks and retaining walls, and I loved it right away,” he recounts. “After that, I went to work for a regular construction company, where I learned how to build homes from the ground up. During this time, I continued to do landscaping and handyman work on the weekends, just as a way to make extra money. When the recession hit in the late 2000s, the work dried up at my regular job, but my side business was still doing well so I decided to focus all of my efforts there. It continued to grow over time and it’s still going strong today.”

Today, as owner of G.O. Blessing Construction Inc., Juan says his favorite part of his job is seeing the fruits of his labor. “I like to see the finished product, as well as the client’s face when we show it to them. When our clients are happy with what we’ve built for them, it makes it all worthwhile.”

Originally from El Salvador, Juan came to the United States in 1993 and resides today in Richmond with his wife and their two children. Outside of work, he enjoys spending his free time with family. “I love to be with my family, so pretty much everything I do revolves around them. We enjoy going to the park, eating out and attending church on Sundays. We also like traveling to different places, whether for vacation or just going out of town for a night or two on the weekend.”

In regard to his professional career, Juan advises striving for perfection. “Perfection isn’t possible, but it doesn’t hurt to shoot for it,” he explains. “If I look at something we built and don’t like what I see, I’m not going to expect the client to like it—I’m going to redo it until it’s right. Even if it cuts into my profit, it’s worth it to know I did the best job possible.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: Do you collect anything?
A: I used to collect hats from every place I visited in the U.S. I stopped when I realized I never wore any of them, but I still have 50 or 60 hats.

Q: What’s your favorite snack?
A: Cashews.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: I would like to visit more of the U.S. One of my goals is to visit every state, and I still have a long way to go.

Q: What’s your favorite family tradition?
A: We usually go out of town for Christmas.

Q: Pancakes or waffles?
A: Pancakes. I don’t like waffles.

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Expert articles
  • Considerations for Building a Deck

    RICHMOND — If you’re thinking about building a new deck, there are several important aspects you should consider, including the following:

    Purpose

    What purpose will your deck serve? Will it be a place for entertaining guests? A lounging area? A conduit between your house and your garden? Additionally, does your property have a nice view that you want to enjoy while sitting on your deck? Thinking about your deck’s purpose in advance will help you come up with a design that best suits that purpose.

    Materials

    When it comes to deck materials, you have a few different options to choose from. Essentially, these fall into two categories: natural wood and synthetic. In general, I recommend using natural wood products because they’re stronger than synthetic and will last longer. Also, synthetic products have been known to heat up in the sun, which can make them uncomfortable to walk on and even transfer heat to your house.

    Maintenance

    What kind of maintenance are you willing to do? While synthetic decks are virtually maintenance-free, wood decks require recurrent upkeep, such as re-staining every two to three years. If you don’t want to do a lot of maintenance, consider building a stone patio instead of a wood deck.

    Cost

    When calculating the cost of your new deck, be sure to account for additional components and features. For example, deck railings can be expensive, depending on what type of material you’re building with. Also, there may be further aesthetic alterations you want to make in conjunction with your new deck. By considering the true costs involved, you can avoid going over budget with your project.

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  • Video: Considerations for Building a Deck

    Complete Video Transcription:

    RICHMOND — Host, Sarah Rutan: When planning to build a new deck, it’s wise to consider a few practical aspects. Today we’re in Richmond with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Juan Guzman of G.O. Blessing Construction to learn more.

    Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Juan Guzman: When you are thinking about building a deck, there are some things that you should consider, like: What is the purpose of your deck? What kind of products do you want to use? What is the maintenance you want to be giving to the deck? And it is very important to consider the cost.

    Let’s talk about a little bit of the purpose, what you really want to do with your deck. So, do you want it just for entertaining? Or do you want to be sitting on the deck, sunning a while? Or do you want to set a pot in there and grow some vegetable garden? So, what is the maintenance that you want to give to the deck? It’s very important. So, and in wood decks, you can be staining the decks every other year. Or you can just let it go. You know, just never get any stain on it.

    If you use a different product, like any synthetic product, so, you have to consider what is the reaction of those products? Like, I would say the plastic material is not that strong. Redwood is 5 times stronger than any plastic material deck. Also, the hit, the synthetic products are always going to be containing the heat and making your house kind of hotter than what you might be expecting.

    Now, let’s talk about the cost. Whenever you are preparing for a deck, so, consider the cost not just for the deck itself. Let’s consider, I would say, some allowance for the surrounding of the deck. Like, say your deck is going to be ending in a retaining wall and it’s not going to look that nice. So, you might be considering to build a sitting area in there.

    So, that is something that you should be prepared when your contractor gives you an estimate. So, you’ll not be surprised. And when you see in the final product, you want to see everything blends into a beautiful place.

    Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local, top rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Helpful Expertise i

Each surveyed customer was asked, “If you needed any helpful expertise, did this company provide that expertise?” To calculate this score, total “Yes” responses were divided by total responses (excluding those that stated they hadn’t needed any expertise).

Company Credentials i
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  • Liability Insurance
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  • Business Practices
  • Current Complaint File
  • Legal & Finance
Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 41 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i
G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. : Average 9.2 out of 10 based on 41 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.

Seth E.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

1 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did an excellent job. They are very communicative, and they know how to plan a timeline well.

I liked that they were able to get the project done on time and before the deadline.

Suzy S.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

2 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were good. We didn't have any issues at all with them. They are very dependable and follow through with what they say.

Nothing specific, just the things I mentioned.

Bruce T.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

3 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Very excellent attention to detail

Excellent communication

Daniel R.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

4 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I recommended them to my neighbors.

They did what they said they were going to do.

Nancy M.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

5 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did excellent work.

Like I said, they do excellent work.

Steve S.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

6 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Very good at what they do, you just need to watch them, but they are very good.

That the job was done right

Mike R.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

7 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Very professional and detailed at getting the work done

Nothing

Lenny L.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

8 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very reliable.

Juan Guzman has a lot of integrity and always shows up on the job.

Owen R.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

9 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Great company and easy to work with

I liked the construction.

Jeff R.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

10 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would say to use them. They have quality service. I will be using them again once I save up the money.

The fact that he quoted me a price and stuck with it even though it ended up costing more, he did the work for less profit. He has integrity.

Douglas S.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

11 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Extremely professional

I liked dealing with the people.

Anna E.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

12 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Very trustworthy and efficient, they were timely, personal, kind, and fair.

I liked dealing with Juan Guzman.

Kathy T.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

13 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very reliable. They can fix any problems immediately.

All of the workers are very courteous and honest. They did a great job.

Laura S.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

14 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I don't really want to say anything.

They did a good job.

Sonja T.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

15 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were timely and thorough. They were responsive to changes. He is a nice guy.

They did a great job.

Gary L.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

16 of 41

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They have good service.

I would say the same thing, good service.

Scott F.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

17 of 41

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

That they are dependable

That they delivered on what they said

Jason O.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

18 of 41

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Very reliable, he is a small business, and it is very close knit.

Nothing

Nancy M.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

19 of 41

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

He is very honest and dependable. The crew is good and friendly.

Trustworthy and dependable

Gordon O.

VERIFIED G.O. Blessing Construction Inc. CUSTOMER

20 of 41

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

He is a honest contractor.

He is a good subcontractor to work with.

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