Testimonials

testimonial

Our clients are thrilled with the work we do for them. So much so that they regularly write to thank us for the quality and timliness of our work.


Client: A.A. Jackson
Project Date: April 15, 2016
Description of Work and Comments:
We are delighted with the very professional work done at our house. We would particularly like to commend Lucas and Brandon for keeping us informed about the progress of the work, graciously answering any questions we had, and for just being nice guys! They also did a great job of cleaning up when they were finished, especially considering the mess that was in the area before they started.
Thanks for the excellent service.


Client: Tony D.
Project Date: April, 2016
Description of Work and Comments:
Just a quick note to compliment Scott on the quality of his work and his easygoing personality. It was a pleasure to work with your company and the next time we need work done, you can bet we’ll be calling John P. Black.


Client: BA
Project Date: October 26, 2015
Description of Work and Comments:
Here are pix I emailed to friends showing them how nicely our closet remodel turned out. I got my "reach-in" closet and my husband got his "walk-in" closet. New closet makes our clothes look better (ha!). Many thanks to you, Tony and Steve.


Client: CBR
Project Date: October 6, 2015
Description of Work and Comments:
I just wanted to thank you for the great job that Better Flooring and Steve did for me on Tuesday. I am really pleased with my carpet and the two gentleman worked so hard and efficiently on my carpet. They were very professional and worked hard and fast. I was disappointed that Better Flooring did not contact me that they were not coming until 11am due to finishing another job, but the crew still finished by 4pm.
Steve was such a great help to me and lifted all the large pieces of furniture that I could not. Then he helped the crew with the other large pieces. Everything went very smoothly. I know Steve will be a great addition to your team!
I am working on another list of projects for you and hopefully your crew can perform them in November.
I will get another list to you soon, but I just wanted to thank you and your team for such a good job. Please let David Garnett know I was very pleased too.
Thank you Mike for all you do for me!


Client: J.L.
Description of Work and Comments:
I was very impressed by this company. Scott was wonderful. He was very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. Everything on my Installation Project was completed. This company under the leadership of Mike Poskey did what they said they would do for the price and within the time frame.


Client: SB
Project Date: August 09, 2015
Description of Work and Comments:
Mike and his team have been performing renovation and minor repairs on my rental houses and on my house for the last 2-3 years. I strongly recommend them to anyone.
1) I have no difficulties working with them. I call Mike and leave a message about which house and the urgency of the repair, or I leave the basic facts if I need to do an upgrade. He returns my call in a few hours and sends someone over to the houses asap to assess the issue. For renovations, he gets back to me within 24 hours.
2) Biggest advantage- Mike understands that when I have an issue on a rental house, I need to get someone to get over to the house NOW.B And I need to get it fixed NOW, or at least get a plan in place immediately. He also understands that I want quality work on the rentals, but do not need master-craftsman work because the bottom line is important. He and his team understand the importance between what can be done and what must be done for safety reasons and for reasons of long-term sustainability. When I have work done on my own house; I want the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, and I want it at a fair price. Best thing about Mike and his crew - when they run into a snag - which they do frequently on houses built in the 1920s - they assess the issue, take pictures if I won’t be able to see the problem clearly; formulate several options, call me and we talk or meet to discuss the options, and provide a recommendation, change in cost and options so we can move forward.
3) I Strongly recommend for renovations especially on old houses. Very nice folks, They clean up after themselves and show up when they say they will. The final charge is the same as the estimate or less, except where we have discussed a need to change the original plan.


Client: SW
Project Date: Aug. 11, 2015
Description of Work and Comments:
1. What did you find to be the biggest difficulty working with them?
Honestly, I can't find any big difficulty working with Mike's company or his crew. We did have a brief delay in the start of our project because Mike's crew we on another project. Heat and rain have delayed our current project (all outdoor work), but I can't blame Mike for that.
2. What did you find to be the biggest advantage you felt you had working with them?
My wife and I made design changes as our projects progressed. Mike and his team were very accommodating to our wishes. His crew was and is very capable. They provided great advise as our project evolved.
3. Would you recommend them to others?
Absolutely! Mike was referred to us from a friend who regularly uses J.P. Black. I trusted my friend's recommendation and have been very pleased so far.
Our first project with Mike was redoing our three bathrooms and installing a kitchen back splash. We had new bathtubs and tile in the kids baths and a upscale shower in the master bath. Our second project, currently in progress, is replacing all of the Masonite siding with Hardy plank siding including new windows and gutters and trim, all maintenance-free. My wife already has a third project lined up. I am not sure what type of work you are considering but Mike's crew is certainly capable of just about anything.


Client: Zinn
Project Date: June 1, 2015
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Description of Work and Comments:
Mike, We just wanted to check in with you since it's been a few days since our project was finished. We couldn't be more pleased with how our kitchen/living room turned out!!! We really appreciate all the time and extra effort Tony and Darrel took, especially with the inspection requirements.


Relationship: Client
Project Date: January, 2015
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Description of Work and Comments:
Thanks Mike! We are very happy with the way it turned out. Tony and Joe were great to work with and we appreciate their craftsmanship and attention to detail.


Relationship: Client
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Description of Work and Comments:
Mike, everything looks great! Tell Scott and the men they did a great job on my house and the roof looks really nice. Almost same color, but with the hint of yellow in it too which is nice! Scott and the men did all the extra repairs that I thought of and it was really helpful. I really appreciate your company and everyone is top notch!


Relationship: Client
Project Date: January 2015
Project Price Range: $10,000-$49,999
Description of Work and Comments:
We recently hired John P. Black to do some renovations to our home which included removing 2 walls, one being load bearing and relocating our kitchen. From consultation to competition we couldn't be more ecstatic with the work John P. Black did for us. Everyone involved in the project was very polite, answered any questions we had during the process and worked extremely well with us to get the desired outcome for the project. Mike, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with during the planning and throughout the renovation. He answered any questions we had and made him self available anytime we had questions. Scott and Daryl, the renovation crew, did an outstanding job with the project. From removing the walls, adding the new lam beam, relocating the plumbing of the new kitchen, right down to the final day of trim and cleaning, these guys handled themselves with the utmost professionalize. John P. Black transformed what was once just our house into a place we can now call "OUR" home.


Relationship: Client
Project Date: October 2014
Project Price Range: $1,000-$9,999
Description of Work and Comments:
In October, 2014, Scott with John P Black, Inc., performed some home repairs for me. He replaced ceramic floor tiles that had cracked, fixed broken drawers, replaced the door bell, and built and hung two large barn doors. I was provided with a quote and the repairs were completed with no problems. He was a total professional--on time, courteous, and knowledgeable. A few weeks later the water heater leaked and ruined more floor tiles. I called JPB and Scott replaced the ruined tiles.
I would not hesitate to call John P Black, Inc., for any future home repairs needed.


Relationship: Client
Project Date: July 2014
Project Price Range: $1,000-$9,999
Description of Work and Comments:
John P Black has helped our family over and over again as we keep up with our older wood frame house. We have had a new well-constructed back deck installed, French doors replaced, repairs to door frames and numerous other repairs and projects completed.
The quality of the work is excellent. Each job has been done exactly as expected and on time - no surprises. The same skilled craftsmen have provided services and over time have come to know our house well and treat it as their own. Their service is great as well. They are responsive and return calls quickly and have provided detailed bids prior to the start of each of the projects we have had completed. Scheduled appointments are kept and work is done right the first time.
John P Black stands behind all work completed with a warranty. Their combination of quality work, responsive service and customer satisfaction is hard to find.


Relationship: Client
Project Date: March 2014
Project Price Range: $1,000-$9,999
Description of Work and Comments:
Mr. Black was very professional and knowledgeable of the work that needed to be done to correct my problem. His crew was experienced and the work was of high quality. I needed a drainage line placed infront of my garage which is working very well.


Relationship: Client
Project Date: September 2014
Project Price Range: $1,000-$9,999
Description of Work and Comments:
I hired John P Black to do home improvements to the siding of my home. They were friendly, on time and did a nice job with the repairs. I had siding replaced with hardie board and pvc in other areas. I am a little afraid of heights and they fixed areas that I was not able to get to. They were neat and cleaned up all mess before they left. They did a great job.


Client: Kelley Mulcunry
Project Date: September 2014
Project Price Range: less than $1,000
Description of Work and Comments:
I used John P Black after I purchased a home in Goochland county. They were given a punch list of various tasks from installing bathroom fixtures to fixing plumbing issues to installing a garbage disposal and instant hot water heater. Besides the professionalism of the employees, I was shocked at how quickly they completed the job since it was to be paid based on the number of hours it took to complete. They were prompt, arrived as scheduled and left no mess behind (which is always a plus). I am used to people taking their time to get more out of the job but they were the exact opposite. I will absolutely use them again I the future and recommend them without hesitation.


Relationship: Client
Project Date: May 2014
Project Price Range: $1,000-$9,999
Description of Work and Comments:
He was professional and did quality work in the time specified.. the cost was very good. I would have him back for my next project.


Client: Danielle
Project Date: February, 2014
Project Price Range: (Not Available)
Description of Work and Comments: Thanks Mike! We are very happy with the way it turned out. Tony and Joe were great to work with and we appreciate their craftsmanship and attention to detail.


Relationship: Client
Project Date: June 2012
Project Price Range: more than $100,000
Description of Work and Comments:
My family hired John P. Black to restore an old barn and also to build a 4 bay garage with my son and his wife's home above it. The John P. Black team did a great job helping us interpret our building plan as well as implementing it. We needed to restore an old barn within our counties regulations and our cost requirements and at the same time maintain the integrity of the old barn. They did that artistically but keeping in mind safety and stability. Our garage/ home was built to appear part of a barn compound- fitting into the 2 barns that already existed. The gentlemen who worked on our house were very good builders, easy to work with and innovative in their approach to building. finished projects. We would definitely recommend this professional as a builder.


Client: Cynthia Byrd - Powhatan, VA
Project Date: (Not Available)
Project Price Range: $9,000.00

Description of Work and Comments:
I had this company remodel my kitchen. I had new cabinets put in counter tops, dishwasher, sink and new vinyl floor.

It turned out exactly like I wanted it to. The workmen were there bright and early on the day they said they would be. They did a wonderful job and even cleaned up behind themselves.


Client: Lewis Parker - Richmond, VA
Project Date: (Not Available)
Project Price Range: $10,000.00
Description of Work and Comments:
I hired this company to completely renovate my kitchen to strip out the old kitchen back to the studs and completely rebuild it.

I drew up the plans and specifications in cooperation with the contractor (JPB). They were very helpful in making decisions about wiring, plumbing, location of appliances, etc. And they double-checked my measurements and drawings. JPB did the actual construction while I was out of town, so I wasn't there to inspect the work while it was in progress. When I got home the kitchen was exactly as specified. And it was sparkling clean and ready to use.


Client: Brent Ingebretsen - Richmond, VA
Project Date: June, 2014
Project Price Range: (Not Available)
Description of Work and Comments:
Garage Rack Installation - As expected, we're very happy with the work!


Relationship: Client
Project Date:May 2014
Love the humor on the bill. I am pleased. Thank you for everything. Troy and team are wonderful. Check is already in the mail.


Relationship: Client - Rush
Project Date: March 2005
Project Price Range: $50,000-$100,000

We had a small screened-in back porch that we wanted to enlarge and make it a Florida room. We contacted John P Black to come out and give us an estimate. Mike Poskey, the president of the firm, came to the house and not only gave us an estimate but many great ideas. We decided to have them do the work. We were very pleased with the work and now have a beautiful 44 foot long beautiful Florida room. The men doing the work were professional. They introduced themselves to us so we would always know who was there working. At the end of each day, they cleaned up all debris which we liked. We have had John P Black back on numerous occasions completing both large and small projects at our house. We have recommended them to many friends and family. Our daughter had John P Black add a room onto her house. They also handled all repairs necessary at my daughter's house due to hurricane leaving a large tree on the top of her house.


Client: Sally - Richmond, VA
Project Date: May 2014
Project Price Range: $10,000-$49,999
Description of Work and Comments:
The team at John P Black Inc exceeded my expectations at all stages of the rehab project for one of my rental houses. The team delivered estimation, On-time start, ability to address issues and communicate them, excellent quality in the completion of the work, clean up of the work site and final cost. They were professional and friendly at all times. I was thrilled with the process and the results. I have now used the company for several other small jobs on other rental units, and at my own home. I would strongly recommend them for any repair or construction effort.

Details: The estimation process with the owner, Mike Poskey, was friendly and professional. He arrived on-time, worked with me to understand my needs, and made a few suggestions for ways to reduce the cost, and increase the durability of the finished project for the updated kitchen I received a written estimate that outlined the details a starting date within 48 hours.

The team arrived early in the morning on the expected start date and got right to work. They worked all day every week day until the project was completed. Every team member was friendly and professional - they worked together well and seemed to enjoy their work.

When the floor was pulled up, the team discovered the subfloor and 3 joists were rotted through. The foreman, Troy, called me, and I was able to meet him at the house to look at the damage. One of his team had explored under the house, (which has a 12-18" crawlspace). to determine how far the rot had spread. The rot was extensive, and Troy explained to me in terms I understood, which damage affected structure, and which damage was cosmetic. He was also careful to make sure that I did not get injured as we looked at the damage. Because structural damage was not unexpected in a house as old as this one, I asked the team to stop work and worked with Mike to estimate razing the house and building a new one. Mike and his designer met me on site to explain options and costs for replacing the building. As a result of their estimates and their research, I was able to make an informed decision that it was more cost efficient for me to continue with the rehab of the existing house. Mike agreed that this made the most sense and we continued with structural repair under a time a materials estimate. The team found more damage a second time during the work. They had assessed the extent of the damage and provided a solution for correcting the issue with minimum impact to sound parts of the structure. The team coordinated with two of my sub-contractors for HVAC and painting to make sure that these folks had a safe and cleared environment to work in on scheduled days.

The results are wonderful. The structural issues have been corrected, the kitchen is nice, the floor, cabinets and walls are durable, attractive, but not overly fancy - this is a fairly low-cost rental unit. Several cosmetic repairs have also improved the overall ability to rent the house. Best of all, the cost of the original estimated work was exactly as estimated, and the extra work done under time and materials came in at a price that was $4,000-$5000 less than I expected.


Client: Gail Norman - Richmond, VA
Project Date: April 28, 2014
Project Price Range: $90.00
Description of Work and Comments:
He came out the same day to check my roof, as I had a leak over the weekend during a strong rain. He found the hole and caulked it, as it was supposed to rain again that day and most of the week. I also had a piece of siding that was hanging down that he nailed back up.

He did everything I asked and quickly. I have used them the last few years. They've widened a doorway for me, done some plumbing, installed shelves, even hooked up my TVs after I moved. They are reasonable and can tackle my whole "honey do" list. They are reliable and on time. I will be using them for my next list.


Client: Kelly Garner - Richmond, VA
Project Date: April 2014
Project Price Range: less than $1,000
Description of Work and Comments:
I used John P. Black a few years ago for several home repair needs after seeing their ad in a local paper. I was very satisfied at the time, so when I had a roof vent come loose last week, I thought to check with the company about fixing it. I called another local company and left a message, as well, about my need. When I called John P. Black, Inc. the president Mike Poskey answered the phone and said he remembered me and the house from before. He offered to come to the house that very day and then let me email a picture to him of what had happened to the roof. Within a couple hours, he emailed me back with a price that was very reasonable. He said, since there was a risk of water damage/leaking, they would get out to fix it right away. By 9:30am the very next morning, one of Mike's friendly employees was calling me to tell me the roof was fixed and that he actually saved me money vs. the price that had originally been quoted. I cannot explain how relieved I was that the problem was fixed less than 24 hours after it was discovered. Not only that, I can't say enough about the friendly and helpful nature of Mike and his staff. They are professional, courteous, and went above and beyond to help me out when I needed it. When the bill came, it was even lower than expected. John P. Black Inc. has a customer for life and I would recommend their services to anyone of my family, friends, neighbors, or strangers! By the way, the other local company called me back four days later to find out how they could help! I told them "thanks anyway!"


Client: Tracy Calder - Richmond, VA
Project Date: April 2014
Project Price Range: $1,000-$9,999
Description of Work and Comments:
J P Black has completed several projects at my home. Each time they were professional, informative, and timely . They kept me well informed during each phase of the projects and did beautiful work. I have received many compliments on my new foyer and screen porch and have recommended them to several friends.


Relationship: Client - Chester
Project Date: April 2014
Project Price Range: $1,000-$9,999

I have been using John P Black, Inc since 2008 with very good results. His crew are very qualified for the job, respectful, clean up afterwards and take pride in their work. Some of the jobs that they did for me were raising up the front of my porch at the base to fill in dirt as it was sinking; totally redid a bathroom; repaired siding on the house and recently replaced a terrible front walkway of blocks with a new cement sidewalk. I highly recommend them.


From: Elaine Ragone
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2013 12:49 PM
Hi Mike,
Troy did a great job. I am 100% satisfied.
Thank you for the quality work. I have many future jobs that I look forward to working with you.


From Brenda Gates Spielman on 8/22/13
The renovations that you did on the suite for my parents look really good. I am sure that Mother is going to enjoy the walk-in tub, and I appreciate all of the effort that you went to in order to get such a large tub into such a small bath. The setting room looks so much better with the new paint color. I will definitely recommend you, and will be coming back with more projects in the future.


They do excellent work. I would use them again

Jody Swartz


Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:46 PM
Dear Mike,
Thank you, Scott and Kenny for all the hard work you all did. We needed someone to be able to complete the job quickly due to our circumstances and you all did a great job. Thank you for everything.

Sincerely,
John and Carol Plowcha
PS: We have already recommended John P. Black Inc to several people. A lot of people are asking for your cards. I gave out what we had!


Relationship: Client - Swartz
Project Date: July 2012
Project Price Range: Less than $1000

Mike Poskey and his employees did an excellent job installing outdoor .-Frost Free Faucets at my Barn. They were very professional and the job was done quickly. Thanks Mike and I would recommend your work to anyone. I have seen several projects Mike has done for my friends:. Kitchen remodel, Horse run-ins, decks and all look great.


Relationship: Client
Project Date: Since June 1992
Project Price Range: $10,000-$49,999

I have known Mike Poskey since 1992 and he has transformed my house throughout these 22 years. All the work done by him and his team has been excellent and I have recommended him to my other friends. They have all shared the same experience. He and his team are trustworthy, professional and always dedicated to making their customers happy with their work and the results. They renovated my kitchen in 2010 and it is just beautiful. I am still using Mike for all my repairs and never think of contacting anyone else!

Carol Ryder


From: Sheila
Relationship: Client
Project Date: November 2012
Project Price: $10,000-$49,999

I love the bath remodel Mike did for us. I'm completely spoiled (no hotel or beach cottage I've been in has such a roomy shower, not mention a heated floor.) I've been so happy with the master bath that they are currently renovating the hall bath. Mike's employees are the nicest guys ever, always enthusiastic about the project and making suggestions that will make the space more beautiful and functional. They also are easy to work with, and have never strayed outside the budget (unless I've added on little extras!) No surprises. I recommend them with no reservations!