Testimonials

8/2012
Cindy Turner, Prescott, WI
Stamped Concrete Patio - Sidewalk - Borders

I can’t say enough good things about this contractor. We were left with a mess after a hired contractor bailed out on us right after he dug up our back yard.

I scrambled for options to complete our project. Graley Concrete not only responded to my inquiry - but did so on Saturday and Sunday. Within one week they came in - leveled out my back yard and poured a gorgeous stamped concrete patio, sidewalk and borders.

Not only were they able to react quickly for me - but the attention and professional approach of the estimator and crew was top notch.
I will be using them again for any concrete needs - and would definitely recommend them to anyone needing that type of service

8/2012
Molly Churchich 
Little Canada, MN

We had four estimates for approximately 420sf of stamped/colored concrete patio.  Graley came in second lowest bid but I felt more comfortable going with them as opposed to the lowest bidder.  The patio turned out great despite some pitfalls for their crew.  We didn't have an existing patio so it may have been an easier project rather than tearing up an in-place patio? 

We love the shape and colors chosen.  I thought they were incredibly professional and Trevor was really considerate to what we were looking for.

9/2012
Mike Riess 
Stillwater, MN

Had large cracks in sidewalk - so had the old sidewalk removed and a new one installed. I contacted Trevor Lindstrom to indicate what I was interested in and set up an appointment.  He was on time as scheduled and took time to explain our options - he also had samples for us to see the product instead of just pictures.  

I had contacted another concrete contractor and he called back but never showed up.  We decided what option we wanted, scheduled the job with Trevor which was then completed professionally.  

I can't say enough about the positive experience of poured and stamped decorative concrete patio and sidewalk.

8/2012
Kelly Paitl, Braham, MN
Poured and stamped decorative concrete patio and sidewalk.

From coming out to give us the estimate to completion of the work done, we could not have asked for a better experience. 

Trevor at Graley concrete was professional as well as very knowledgeable in all aspects of decorative concrete.  He kept us informed on the schedule of work to be completed, what was going on with the project and gave us good ideas for our project.   He was never late and kept appointments as scheduled.  He respected our time and we appreciated that.  He was willing to show us previous work completed and even showed us work he had done in his own home. 

We were very nervous about hiring a concrete contractor as we had a terrible experience earlier this summer, but he put all of our fears to rest. 

Thanks again, Graley for a job well done!

6/2012
Cathryn Frankenberg 
Brooklyn Park, MN

Graley replaced the driveway and sideway leading to the entrance to the house;  in addition, they installed a stamped concrete pad beneath a 2nd story 4 season porch. 

Trevor was very responsive, on time, professional and did what he and his crew committed to do.  Throughout the job, Trevor consulted with me to ensure we had a common understanding of exactly what I wanted including reviewing the forms before the concrete was actually poured.  

This ensured that the final product was exactly what I wanted -- no surprises, just excitement.

7/2012
Nathan Ardolf, Webster, WI

I had a floor put in a 30 x 40 post frame building with a 3 ft. apron.

Everything went really well. The crew showed up an hour early and they were done by early afternoon. 

They kept me up to date on what they were doing.

6/2012
Robert & Greta Nelson  Taylors Falls, MN

Our Project came in two parts. First we wanted to have concrete basement floor stained, and second, we had a concrete patio outside the lower level walk out installed.

Our experience with Graley Concrete was very good. Especially working with co-owner Trevor Lindstrom. All through the project, from start to finish he was up front, patience and open to all of our questions concerns and ideas. During our initial contact Trevor walked us through what our project would entail. During his measuring for the estimate he was very courteous and respectful of our home. We obtained three estimates for these jobs (one of which was an award winning company) and Graley's was comparable but not the cheapest.

We chose Graley because Trevor was the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He would readily contact and educate us. For the stamped concrete work there were many example of Graley's work in the area. But the interior stained concrete floor viewing was limited to photos until Trevor offered to let us come to his home, where he had stained his own floor. We took a ride over and checked out his work. The floor was beautiful and as a bonus we were able to meet his wonderful family.

They were booked out approx two weeks but on the day promised the crew showed up. They were efficient and professional. Trevor was there during the whole process. He did the interior floor staining himself, and as he was applying the stains to the floor he would call my wife down to make sure the color was to her liking. And before he sealed the floor he had her come down to look it over so she had a final opportunity to make changes. Both jobs were completed in two days. Although Trevor came back approx 3 weeks later after the patio cured to clean and seal it. The cost was right at the estimate, there were no hidden, or additional charges. Both the floor and the patio turned out wonderful.

The artistic work of both projects will enhance the value and beauty of our home for years to come. We highly recommend Graley Concrete Construction.

3/2012
Stan Kietlinski, Hudson, WI

Poured concrete driveway, stamped & colored concrete patio, specially slab for detached garage.

I have used Graley concrete for several projects and I highly recommend them.

 

10/2010
Ben Westby  Taylors Falls, MN

Poured a step, stamped and colored; poured slab in front of garage with matching border, poured small attached pad on side of house for garbage. Removed old steps.

Great!  Having worked myself in the concrete business for a few years, I was very impressed with Jeff's punctuality and professionalism.  He responded quickly to my call and was out to our hosue within 24 hours to take a look at what we wanted.  He offered ideas to make our overall vision better but not in a way that was trying to push anything on us.  He's an honest worker.  He gave me a quote on the spot and the whole thing was done in a few days.  I asked if he would mind doing a little dirt work for me (for a little extra) since he had the loader out there, and he was more than happy to oblige.  

They did a great job, we had a large front step poured with stamped concrete, and everybody that comes to our front steps always comments on how nice they look.

This spring, I invited him out again to do a little addition to the original, and again he gave us some excellent ideas and helped us figure out what we wanted and then gave us a good price immediately.

If you want quality and somebody who is looking to do a job right and to do it well, I highly recommend Graley Concrete. 

9/2011
Sheila Smith
Forest Lake, MN

Graley concrete removed our existing crumbling front steps, which was a tricky job as it was over our well room. They then dug up a path in the yard for a new sidewalk and filled it with sand, poured new front steps one foot wider, and created a front sidewalk 100' long and four feet wide, edged with stone pavers. The steps and walk are reinforced with rebar, and sealed with concrete cure and seal. They then groomed the edges and evened the dirt around the walk.

Trevor Lindstrom is very professional, on time and friendly. They worked efficiently and cleanly and left my yard looking great. There were no surprises. We were indecisive about the path of the sidewalk and he was very patient with us as we sorted it out. During the job we increased the width of the walk from three feet to four and asked them to install the pavers which increased the materials and labor costs so that increased the final cost. Overall they were a joy to work with and I would hire them again in a minute.

8/2011 Jeff & Marcia Scheurman
River Falls, WI

Concrete pad added to existing concrete on back patio, dyed and stamped. Tore out front porch landing and poured brand new concrete, dyed and stamped. We solicited estimates and information from several companies. Two that were closer geographically were not nearly up to the quality or professionalism of Graley Concrete.

One competitor came right away to provide and estimate, but frankly, my own homework and conversation with others persuaded me that the advice given for the project was not in our best interest. Another competitor was a nightmare. I couldn't get them to call back, and once they did, to show up to make a bid. Once they did, they took my email but never submitted an estimate (business must be good!). Graley, on the other hand, was responsive, professional, and top shelf in every respect, without imposing a hard sell in any way. Because it was the farthest away geographically, I had told them I would probably be going with one of the more local companies, assuming I was going to get similar advice, products, and estimates. Boy, was I wrong about that.

In the end, thanks to Graley's non-intrusive concern for what we actually needed, we ended up having them come in to provide us information and an estimate as well. Graley was respectful of our time and our questions, polished and the most knowledgeable of anyone with whom I had talked. They had a much more vast repertoire of possibilities to offer us, including the one that seemed obviously the best in terms of what we WANTED as well as what was FEASIBLE and APPROPRIATE for the space and the outcomes of the project.

This company is locally owned and operates in what appears to be a very healthy transition from an ethical and respected businessman to a young professional taking over the company. They still work together closely in a model business sense. The young man taking over is a true apprentice, but it was clear throughout the project that he knew the business from the ground floor to the top. His knowledge of the products and processes was unsurpassed when he provided us a polished set of possibilities for our project. When it came to the actual work, he promised respectful and clean-cut work crew who would do quality work. And they delivered, beginning with himself, as he (and the original owner) were also there front and center, doing the actual lifting and pouring and stamping right alongside the crew. In summary, it is rare to find a business where a young man is willing to learn from an accomplished expert, who exhibits a genuine passion for his work and strives to make himself the best he can be. It didn't seem like "just a job" to him or to his crew. He and they had a good aesthetic sense, a good business sense, and an exceptional work ethic.

They were clean, punctual, and strove for excellence in their work. As for the product itself, we are the beneficiaries of their approach as the project turned out better than promised. It looks great and seems like a very quality product. They were attentive to other considerations like carpenters working in the vicinity. When it was time to return to put on a "re-sealer," they were on the job the day they promised they would be. I'm hard to please and nothing about Graley Concrete misfired. I recommend this company to anyone. Don't assume that you will automatically go with the guy who is closer to you, as that would have been catastrophic in our case.

6/2011
Shawn Obrien 
Forest Lake, MN

Trevor and crew came out and laid a beautiful decorative concrete pad around my front entry. Complete with hand tooling, beautiful curves and a great artistic touch to make it look like real stone.

Trevor was great to work with and really met and exceeded our expectations. Friends and family have remarked that the new entry is gorgeous. I'd work with them again without a doubt. Trevor came out, gave us an estimate, and let us decide for a few days. He was low pressure and came out way before we wanted it done.

5/2011
Sharmon Kurk 
New Richmond, WI

We have hired Graley Concrete twice now. The first time to take out a sidewalk and some concrete steps and then repour a concrete sidewalk and build a block retaining wall.
The second time was to tear out a garage pad that was put in by another company.

After 4 years it was severally cracked and heaving in the spring thaw, ruining the garage. Plus take out a front sidewalk and steps and put in stamped concrete and new steps. 
The night they came out to give us the bid, he was on time. Very friendly. We discussed our options on colors and patterns for the stamped concrete. A suggestion was made to make the entrance steps wider. We did that and are very happy.

We accepted the bid and discussed when the work would be scheduled. I was waiting to put my flowers in until after the work, otherwise my flowers would be in the way the crew doing their job. I got a call a couple of weeks later saying they could move our work date up so I could get my flowers in before Memorial Day. I appreciated that.

They came to do the work on the scheduled date. When they tore out the concrete that another company had  installed 4 years ago, they found it did not have any mesh or re-bar in it. That is why it was cracking so badly. That is a shortcut that other company took to save themselves some money.
The next day they showed up on time, worked quickly and finished the job. The concrete looks great. We are happy.

6/2011

Roxy Morelock, Osceola, WI

Site prep and  concrete floor for new garage construction.  

Excellent!  A  well done, clean, professional job.  This is the second time we have had Graley Concrete do a job for us.

A few years ago we had to replace our existing garage apron and we  knew a friend that went to school with our son was doing concrete.  We gave him a call and that is how we came to use Graley Concrete.  They did such a good job at a fair price  that when we decided to build a detached garage/workshop we immediately called them. 

This job from site prep to completion of poured concrete floor,apron and service door stoop area with mini patio area  was done in a clean, timely, professional manner. It also had a price tag that was very comfortable. 

My husband and I would highly recommend Graley Concrete and will definitely use them again if the need ever rises.

8/15/12
Hello Jeff and Trevor,

I was more than pleased with result - design, color and quality of work. I want to reiterate my appreciation for your attentiveness to all my inquires as we searched for a patio option - accommodating me throughout the weekend as we sought a timely solution to our situation - I am a little blown away that after our nightmare scenario end of last week that we have a patio walkway and border in what 5 days ago was an abandoned pit.

Graley's ability to respond and execute in that time frame was remarkable!

Even more so Cindy conveyed her observations yesterday of professionalism, workmanship, and very personal nature from you and your crew. The client inclusion you provided to both of us throughout the process was phenomenal. We absolutely will be recommending you and your company to any of our friends/associates if they inquire about any concrete service needs, and its a given any future concrete needs we have we will look to utilize Graley Concrete.

Respectfully,
Tony DeTomaso

6/18/09
Jeff,

I want to thank Graley Concrete Construction for the professional concrete work done at my home on Cedar Lake. I want to especially thank Trevor Lindstrom for the attention to detail and open ear to listen to my questions and concerns. His willingness to go the extra mile made my decision to chose Graley Concrete very easy.

Lastly, the quality of work done by Trevor and Nate are outstanding. I appreciate all the attention to detail that they brought to this project. I am so happy with this "new look"!

My patio and sidewalk look great!

Thanks again,
Kathleen A. Purfeerst

July 2, 2009
Jeff,

We just want to drop you a note and let you know what a great crew you have working for you. They were very courteous and did a wonderful job.

They were respectful of our property and did more than we expected, cleaning up and leaving everything as they found it.

We cannot say enough good things about them.

Thank you very much, the floor is everything we hoped for.

If you ever need a reference let us know. It was a pleasure doing business with you.

Bill & Dee Johnson

6/14/2002
Dear Jeff,

I just wanted to say thanks for a job "well done". I thought your crew was outstanding and I don't regret for one minute hiring your company. Watching everybody go about the work was great. It only took a few minutes to realize that not only did your guys know what they were doing, but they were good at it. Please relay my thanks to each and everyone of them and please tell them I hope I didn't get in the way. They were a great bunch of guys. I don't think I'll be building another garage anytime soon, but if you ever need a referral I would be happy to provide one. Use this little bit of money enclosed for "refreshments" for the crew. Tell Jason I said the foundation is within 1/64th.

Good luck and thanks again!
Paul Pendergrass

June 2009
Jeff,

Just can't thank you enough!

We absolutely love our patio, apron and sidewalks!

Please thank Steve, Trevor, John and Nate for us.

Suzy & Jerry

July 2009

Hope all is well for you Jeff.

The stairs and house stamping look great!

Kierstin & Dan

June 2009
Dear Sirs,

I was pleased with your service.

Your crew was professional, prompt, and informative. I run a business, and I know it's nice when you get positive feedback for your efforts.

I will recommend you to others.

Mark R. Nelson

6/18/06
Jeff,

Thanks to you and your crew for all your work during our construction.
We are pleased with how it turned out.

I hope we can do business again in the future.

Joe P.

5/13/05
Jeff,

Thank You!!!

The patio looks great. I can't wait to start using it, if it ever warms up.

Thanks again,
Karen Bauch

10/15/03
Jeff,

I am enjoying the new walkway at the cabin. Have gotten a lot of nice comments about your great work. The crew worked hard and efficiently.

Thanks for the second seal.
Martha Rogers

8/02/02
Thank you Jeff & Crew!,

You did a beautiful job! We have already had many complements.

Please put us in your customer reference list and send them over to see your masterpiece!

Thanks again!
Larry & Vicki Berg

Jeff,

Great job on the drive way and patio. We've already been enjoying them both.

Hope the recent rains didn't affect you too bad.

Thanks Again,
Steve & Colleen Swedberg

8/16/01
Jeff,

Thanks for the excellent concrete work - We are very pleased and excited about the new patio -

The Fishbacks

 

8/27/05
Jeff and all,

Thank you!

The patio looks great!

Richard & Jeanne

6/27/05
Jeff,

Thanks for the nice job.

Quick, thorough, and just what we wanted.

Bill & Michelle


Thanks for the great job, and excellent customer service.

Kendra & Jim


Graley Concrete,

Thanks for the good work of you and your crew!

Bill