Originally, set up a request for an estimate by a handful of paving contractors. Jason, came right on time and measured our narrow amd odd-shaped driveway. He meticulously measured each section and drew a clear drawing with measurements and square footage required to complete the job. No other estimator from the 5 local paving companies managed to demonstrate this level of quality. If an estimator can't show this exactness then it leaves the homeowner questioning the level of quality/commitment they will receive. One estimate showed a circle with no set of dimensions or square footage. Just the price.
One of the biggest challenges for a homeowner is to coordinate tradespeople with each other beyond having to deal with the weather for outside projects.
We had our old driveway excavated and a new 80 ft. retaining wall built last year and this year was to place stone facing and an asphalt driveway. We asked Joe to work around our bricklayer's request to coordinate his masonry work with the grading/paving. Joe brought his staff out and graded and removed an old section of stone pavers. Our bricklayer had a busy summer so we squeezed his work in between Metro Wide. Our bricklayer came and did the majority of his work and then a couple of weeks later, Joe returned to finish his work.
Joe's staff (Fabio, Angelo, Richard, Benny, et al.) were very professional. They completed the grading with additional gravel (as agreed) and paved accordingly. This is a family-run business that has been operating for a significant amount of time. Well done. They cleaned up and were very tidy with their own equipment, too. They tested the drainage to be sure that water would flow away from the home as well as to the drains previously installed.
The next day it rained and it was beautiful. Nothing but complements. Looking forward to seeing it at the end of the winter and how it holds up. All work and materials are guaranteed for 12 months from the date of completion.