These guys had excellent attention to detail and were prompt, hard working, and incredibly polite. They cleaned up as if they had never been there, and the work looks great. Highly recommend both the business model and the company.— Shannon Biggs, San Diego, CA
Install it Direct just finished putting pavers in my courtyard and a sidewalk on the side of my house. What a difference it makes. I love the work and Tim was wonderful to work with. I would recommend the company to anyone. My neighbors were so impressed, they had work done also.— Carole Provost, Rancho Bernardo, CA
My husband and I consulted with five companies, none of which we felt comfortable with either the consultation, the quote and/or the layout. Install-it-Direct was the 6th we met with and I am so thankful of our decision. They were able to setup a consultation within a very short amount of time and provided a very comprehensive idea of costs and exactly what work would be done. Luke gave us additional suggestions that we never would have thought of and now our backyard is complete with pavers, sod and a garden area. Definitely a hard working team with very competitive pricing. They scheduled and completed the work in no time. I can’t imagine it turning out any better and couldn’t be happier with our new backyard.— Creslyn Mason, Poway, CA
I recently had my patio and front walk installed with pavers by install it direct. I am very pleased with the way it turned out. They finished the job on time and I highly recommend them.— Gretchen Halter, Poway, CA
We genuinely appreciate the hard work (11-12 hour days), and definitely understand what Tim meant when he told us before we chose Install It Direct that one thing he could offer that no other company could was his crew.— Carrisa Aung, Carlsbad, CA
Install-It-Direct was fantastic to work with throughout our paver project. I couldn’t believe that one of the owners, Tim, was the one to meet with us when we were interviewing prospective contractors. This was a huge positive for us!!! During our initial meeting, Tim explained Install-It-Direct’s philosophy and didn’t use any type of high-pressured sales pitch (another huge positive).— Jerry Serafini, Vista
I needed help installing pavestones on my yard and I only had a week to complete the project. I called Install-It-Direct and passed to Ron Dombroski, one of their consultants. I told Ron my situation and without hesitation he promised to get it done without delay. And he did. Those people who performed the job were professional. They took care of me and I was absolutely satisfied with the result. They are outstanding.— Vincent Culas, San Diego, CA
We were very pleased with the quality of work performed by Install-It-Direct regarding our patio and retaining wall installation. Tim represented his company extremely well and although they were not the lowest price, he stressed the quality of their work. Sure enough Sebastian and his crew did a very professional job installing our pavers. Also, Tim worked the job into our time frame. The pavers look beautiful and the the job was completed on schedule.— Elizabeth and Joe Armao, Del Sur, CA
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Install-it Direct!! Tim was unbelievably friendly and patient with me during the upfront decision process and Sebastian and his crew were incredible. I cannot think of many other contractors that I hug when they are through with a job. They are real craftsmen and they did a superb job. My house was truly transformed. We did all the hardscape at our home and feel we received a tremendous value. It was worth every penny!— Travis K., Encinitas, CA
Considering I had about 8 different companies give me some kind of estimate on the work we wanted done, Install-It Direct was the best of the bunch!— Kim D., San Diego, CA
Tim with Install-It-Direct did a fantastic job. The workers had a complex design that they needed to complete and they nailed it! After the job was completed, a last minute modification needed to be made and Tim was very helpful and responsive by scheduling the workers to come back and make the modifications in a quick fashion. It was a big job and their efficiency was amazing. I am looking forward to bringing them back for more work in the future.— Craig Cerise, Orange County, CA
Thank you Luke and INSTALL-IT-DIRECT, INC. for rescuing my backyard. For so long I pretended it wasn’t there because it was so ugly – even with a golf course right behind us. Now it looks like a resort and I couldn’t be more thrilled.— Sandy and Bob Eaton, Rancho Bernardo, CA
Thanks to Luke & the Install it Direct crew (mainly Andre, Junior, Rafa & Giovann), my husband now have a completely transformed backyard. Before, we were frightened to even step foot back there, and now, we try to find any opportunity to invite friends and family over for a barbecue! Everyone who sees our beautiful pavers and retaining walls are amazed. My husband and I are so happy with the results- beautiful, quality work done the right way, that will last!— Heather Lee, San Diego, CA
The project was finished ahead of schedule and looks beautiful! The workers were friendly and helpful and left their unfinished work in a tidy manner each day. Any little snags that happened during the project were dealt with immediately and painlessly. It was a pleasure doing business with Install-It-Direct!— Kathy Sterling, San Diego, CA
Can’t add much to the high praise in all the other glowing reviews except to say it is true and well deserved. My wife and I consider ourselves to be very exacting consumers in our refusal to compromise quality, overpay for it, or accept a lot of BS instead of good service. Luke and his crew were aces on all counts and we would employ them again in a heartbeat. Honest, dependable, prompt, efficient, beautiful result.— Mike and Sollie, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
We had multiple companies come out to quote, and Luke was by far the most reasonable, dependable, and professional. The pavers look terrific, and we are the envy of the street. The crew worked very hard and got the entire project done in about a week, which included pavers surrounding the entire house, planting/sitting wall, grass and sprinkler in the back, etc. Highly recommended!— Jim and Annette Dennison, San Diego, CA
Great Service at a Great Price! My artificial turf is the envy of my neighborhood. If you are in the market for artificial grass, this is the company you should do business with. I can’t recommend them highly enough!! Thank you Install-It-Direct!— Henry Maine, San Diego, CA
Tim and the Install-It-Direct Team were intent on ensuring our satisfaction with every aspect of the job, from demolition and removal of our existing concrete patio and walkway, to the design and installation of our new hard-scape. We’re very pleased with the quality of the installation, and have thoroughly enjoyed working with such a personable, skilled, and responsive group of professionals. Many thanks, guys!— Mike and Alice, San Diego, CA
Just wanted to let you know, we are thrilled with the backyard! INSTALL-IT-DIRECT did an outstanding job and I would definitely recommend you to friends and family in the future! All my best.— Karen, Ph.D, San Diego, CA
We got quotes from several companies for 2 small patios, a curving path and a stacked wall. Install-It-Direct was not only the most inexpensive, but also seemed to be the most honest. They explained the breakdown of their costs and how they marked it all up. Their crew arrived on time, worked hard, and completed the entire project ahead of schedule and to our satisfaction. I would definitely use them again/recommend them for other paver installs.— Forest, San Diego
We were so happy with the entire process from the initial estimate meeting all the way to the final touches of the job. The workers were great as well; very professional and respectful of our home. I am so happy with choosing Luke and Install-it-direct, I would highly recommend them to everyone that might be thinking about pavers.— Max and Alvaro, La Mesa, CA
Thanks INSTALL-IT-DIRECT for working so hard to complete our job on time for our party. Also, thank you for bending over backwards to get everything completed just right. The pavers look great!!!— Bruno M., Carlsbad, CA
This is the second paver area we have had installed and the first one was slow, expensive, and the company was not good to work with. Install It Direct provided a great quote, installed 50 ft of driveway in 2 days, and the end result looks great.— Scott, San Diego, CA
The workers are professional and speedy, courteous, and clean. Without a doubt this is the easiest and most hassle-free home improvement project we have ever done, and the price cannot be beat!— C Sullivan, Poway, CA
A friend was so impressed that Install It Direct has now done work for them. Luke’s suggestions and guidance were perfect. The demo and installation crews were so professional and knew what they were doing… and they were nice. It was a pleasure to have them working on our property. Thank you Install It Direct!!!— Jean and Dick Potter, San Diego, CA
Integrity and transparency are rare in the construction industry. Install It Direct is the exception…you can’t go wrong and will save money….a lot of money!— JH, Driveway Pavers, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
We cannot describe the transformation of our driveway. Our neighbors have come by; they watched a lot of the work involved in putting pavers in place. Not only do the pavers look fabulous – it has made our property more valuable. Your explanations and video of finished and unfinished jobs, showing the total process made so much sense to me what was so astounding, the way the finished job looked, beautifully done.— The Bassetts, San Diego, CA
Install it Direct replaced our side of house with pavers (their suggestion) which turned out beautifully! The quality and speed at which they finished the job was unbelievable. They also filled in a raised planter and turned it into a flagstone covered sitting area. Quality work, fair pricing and great employees! Happy to recommend to anyone!— RYLI, Oceanside, CA
We had the greatest experience from start to finish with Angel and his crew, and Angel is a true “Artisan” when it comes to quartzite flagstone installation around pools. This crew comes highly recommended, and will be requested on further remodel and installation projects planned in the future for our outdoor entertainment areas.— Dale, San Diego, CA
I am very impressed with the quality of workmanship and the timely manner of completion of the project. Over 5000 square feet of driveway done in 7 working days! Your workers were extremely polite and efficient. I would recommend you to any one without hesitation!— M.B., Del Mar, CA
Luke was fair, efficient, and did not nickel and dime. I did a significant amount of research, and compared pricing with several other companies and Install-It-Direct had the best price and quality available.— Gordon G., 4S Ranch, CA
I have a small patio, and everyone I spoke with wanted an outrageous price to complete the project. Install-It-Direct did it for much less than anyone else and completed the project in a single day. This included demolishing and removing existing concrete as well as modifying existing concrete stairs to preserve the continuity and look of the patio. Their work was amazingly fast!— Dave, Santee, CA
My new paver patio turned out great and my experience with Install-It-Direct was outstanding. Luke and his group worked hard to make sure I was pleased, they consistently met my scheduling requests and they went above and beyond to assure everything was installed properly and to my liking. A very friendly, professional group and one I would highly recommend for any paver type project. It was refreshing to have a such a pleasant business experience. Thanks again!— Jim Amundson, San Diego, CA
The installation was completed ON SCHEDULE & PROFESSIONALLY DONE!!! The contractors were very friendly, respectful, and always ready to give the best service. These guys worked steady all day from early in the morning to late afternoon .Thanks to Tim for the excellent customer service. THANK YOU INSTALL-IT-DIRECT! I recommend it 100%.— Cecilia Godoy, San Marcos, CA
We love our new stone-paved patio, artificial turf back and front yards, and DG with paved stepping stone side yard; and so do our neighbors! We liked and trusted Luke from our first meeting; he understood exactly what we were looking for in a completed project and worked with us to ensure that it could be accomplished within our budget. His recommendations on paving, patterns, colors, layout, and turf selections were invaluable to us in making our final decisions. The workmen were efficient and skilled craftsmen who arrived early and stayed late, working tirelessly and unobtrusively each day.— Debbie, Poway, CA
We highly recommend this company to anyone thinking about doing ANY work to their back yard. Thank You again Install-It-Direct.— Tim, San Diego, CA
My experience with Install It Direct was an excellent one. From the very first time I met with Tim he was so friendly and wonderful at providing me all the information I needed and in giving us ideas on how to make our home more beautiful. I was very satisfied with my final project and would definitely recommend this company to EVERYONE! They are friendly and so good at what they do. I was also very happy with being able to communicate constantly any changes I needed to make. They certainly did an amazing job and I love my new yard… feels like a brand new HOME! Thank you!— Mary-Ann, Del Mar, CA
They went above and beyond to give us exactly what we asked for and even did some extra things that the other companies said they weren’t able to do! In the end, everything went perfectly and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. We are so glad we agreed to get “just one more bid” and as soon as we are able, we’ll be calling Tim and his crew to do our driveway next!— Karen, Encinitas, CA
When we decide to install pavers in our backyard patio in the future we will definitely have the INSTALL-IT-DIRECT Team back to do the project without any hesitation. Thank you so much INSTALL-IT-DIRECT and we recommend you to anyone who is in need of all your great installation services. GREAT JOB!!!— Stella & Elard Tom, Scripps Ranch, CA
I LOVE THE END RESULT! The installation was completed ON SCHEDULE & WELL DONE!!! The contractors were very friendly, prompt, and left everything very clean during and after the installation. Luke was also on-site at the beginning of each phase of the project to ensure that everything was completed as planned and also at the end of the project for quality control. I felt the customer service provided throughout the entire process was EXCELLENT! Thank you INSTALL-IT-DIRECT!— Terri, Del Mar, CA
I am so grateful that I found this young, dynamic and knowledgeable team at Install it Direct— M. Kreusser, San Diego, CA
We are extremely pleased with the results of our recent Paver Installation experience (Driveway and front walkway). From start to finish; design and construction were timely and professionally executed. The INSTALL-IT-DIRECT TEAM did a wonderful job! We HIGHLY RECOMMEND INSTALL-IT-DIRECT to anyone seeking a paver installation and we would certainly hire you again for future installations. Thank you INSTALL-IT-DIRECT!— Jim and Nancy Collier, Carlsbad, CA
From start to finish my experience with INSTALL-IT-DIRECT has been nothing short of a dream come true. Tim and Luke are true professionals excelling at what they do, taking pride in making their customers happy by truly outstanding work, completed in a rocket-like timely manner. The team that dug up, removed and paved my driveway were smart, hard-working, considerate, and very talented men and like Tim and Luke, desired to please. The design embedded in the driveway resulted in a unique and signature aesthetic. AND very importantly the pricing for everything was more than fair. I am OVERJOYED at the finished product and would hire INSTALL-IT-DIRECT again for my next project in a HEARTBEAT! Thank you so much!— Singer, PhD, Encinitas, CA
Our goal was to create a better entrance to our home and create drought tolerant landscaping. Luke and the INSTALL-IT-DIRECT team completed our front yard pavers in less than 4 days. Great service, great quality, excellent team and very competitive pricing! What more can you ask for. Thank you INSTALL-IT-DIRECT!— Elle, Scripps Ranch, CA
We had an entry-way and a courtyard done with pavers and they look awesome. Very happy with the level of service and craftsmanship on the installation. And, was a much more reasonable price than others that I quoted. Overall, A+!— A.E., Carmel Valley, CA
Install It Direct recently completed a paver patio for us in Alpine, CA, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the job. Ron was exceptional from the initial consultation. We had bids from other paver companies and found that you will pay about 3-4x more from the large corporate companies. Install It Direct gave us that small business feel, and came in with a great bid for the project. Ron was professional, and had a no pressure sales approach. The bid was broken down by line item making it easy to adjust to fit our budget.
Ron and his crew worked extremely hard on completing our 675+ sq. foot paver patio. We liked it so well we ended up adding paver stairs to complete the project. Now that the project is complete, we have asked Ron for an estimate to have an existing patio replaced to match the new one!
Install It Direct definitely sets itself apart from its competitors…competitive pricing, great quality, honest, and good follow up!
We are looking forward to working with Install It Direct again! — Andrew & Amanda M., Alpine, CA
When I was planning my backyard, I was convinced that I had to do concrete and I couldn’t afford, pavers or a built-in fireplace. Not only did Install-it Direct beat the concrete guys quotes, but they did the work efficiently and professionally. The yard looks amazing and everyone went the extra yard to make sure I was satisfied with the design, the price, & the final product. I can not recommend them more for your backyard project.— Jason M., San Diego, CA
We are extremely happy with the work Tim and his crew gave us. Tim was honest and detailed during the entire business. He is a sincere, knowledgeable, creative contractor. His crew was extremely meticulous and professional. The entire crew seemed as if they genuinely cared about the job as if it were being done on their own house. One gentlemen was so meticulous while leveling the yard for the new sod that he re-leveled an entire section because he found one small rock that was not to his liking. The crew communicated every step of the process very well and worked hard to meet our time deadline. The even stayed late two nights which led to them completing the job one day earlier than previously discussed. Their diligence and dedication even showed in the clean up process. I would highly recommend Tim and his crew to anyone.
Our job consisted of leveling of our yard, installation of a long retaining wall against a very large hill, irrigation system repair, and new sod. We, especially our child, love our backyard now and we are spending a lot of time in it. — Chad J., San Marcos, Ca
We were so happy with the work Install It Direct did for us a year ago that we had them back to do a second, more complex project. Luke graciously took our design and made it work. He understood what we wanted and why and really delivered. It turned out even better than we had envisioned. We are delighted with the craftsmanship of the installers. They knew just what to do and how to do it. We are very pleased. Thank you Luke and Sebastian and the whole crew.— Jean and Dick Potter, Scripps Ranch, Ca
We made an appointment with Jeff to look at our back patio and give us an estimate. He was on time to our appointment, had a quote ready the same day, and was ready to start the job the following week. Jeff estimated that the job would take 3 days to complete and when it was all said and done it took only 3 days to complete…which was amazing! This was to take out the old tiles (down to the dirt), put in pavers, re-build the planter & fire pit, and add new top stone with ledger stones. We were very impressed with the crew. They worked hard, fast, and have a great eye for detail. We now enjoy spending time out on our new, beautiful patio. We’re so happy we found install-it-direct!— Cristina P., Aliso Viejo, CA
Our experience with Install-it-Direct has been outstanding in every way. Our job began as a typical driveway and walkway installation, but eventually more than tripled in size to almost 3300 square feet, primarily because of our confidence in the project manger, Laurie Morton. From our first consultation with Laurie, we knew we had found the right company to work with. She is amazingly hardworking, always accessible and available to respond to questions about the process and timetable. Our job had some very challenging aspects and we were impressed that Laurie brought in the crew installation leader and the company president to look at the job and make sure we could get the outcome we wanted. The installation crew (Andre, Rojelio and Guillermo) was also outstanding — very hard working with a keen eye for detail. We could not be happier with the outcome — our pavers look nothing short of stunning! This is a very competitive field with lots of companies to choose from. We feel we found the best with Install-it-Direct: highest quality workmanship, ethical people, and competitive pricing. You can’t go wrong with this company.— Nannette Caldararo, Encinitas, Ca
Very professional company. I had Jeff come out and he gave an honest estimate. Work on ~500sq/feet of pavers took only 2 days and looks outstanding. No hidden costs. Everything turned out as planed. I would definitely recommend using install it direct.— Lex Chen, Irvine, CA
Earlier this year we hired Install-It-Direct to widen our concrete driveway by 750 square feet with pavers. We were extremely pleased with how the additional parking area looked once the job was complete.— Jerry Serafini, Vista, CA
A few weeks ago, we decided to replace the remainder of our driveway due to cracks and severe discoloration. Without hesitation, I contacted Tim at Install-It-Direct and told him what we wanted to do.
Three days later, an Install-It-Direct crew was at our house to start the demo work. Although the demo was a huge job, it was done quickly. The crew was very professional and kept us updated. Whenever there was an option of how something could look (design-wise), they asked for our preference.
The finished driveway (2200 square feet) was finished a week after the job began. It looks stunning. We’ve already had several of our neighbors stop by to tell us what a difference it makes to the overall appearance of our house.
I highly recommend that if you want to have pavers installed, contact Tim at Install-It-Direct. The company offers the best installation warranty and the lowest price out there.
Just finished having our back yard re-done with Install-It-Direct. Ron Dombroski did an amazing job designing it and the crew did an amazing job installing it all. Couldn’t be happier!!!— Shannon Emory, San Diego, CA
Absolutely Marvelous!!! Install-It-Direct paved our dog run leading to the back yard and installed synthetic lawn in the backyard. We used another company nine months ago to install sythetic lawn in the front yard. Install-It-Direct was significantly better in all aspects: price was less, quality of work and material was better, they needed a shorter period of time to obtain materials and commence work, and the crew was very efficient, effective and friendly. Our backyard looks absolutely AWESOME now, and they got it done before Thanksgiving even though I only contacted them a week before. Now, that is great customer service. Thank you Install-It-Direct and hope you keep it up as you will make many homeowners very happy. Ron, thanks for the exceptional customer service!— Michael Rodriguez, San Diego, CA
Wonderful service, wonderful price! My wife & I are very happy customers. The backyard turns out great!! Ron is a great guy and we definitely are recommending Install-It-Direct to our friends.— Joseph Ko, San Diego, CA
After talking to several landscape contractors, I found Install-It-Direct. Earl came out and saw plans for our backyard and was super friendly and understanding of our needs. The detailed quote was great and they were able to do a small patio for me on short notice.
The crew came out and they got the job done and it looks fantastic. Better than I could of imagined. The crew was very professional, efficient, and I couldn’t be happier about the finished product.
I highly recommend these guys! Prices were very reasonable! — Gerardo Dominguez, San Diego, CA
I just had pavers installed for a patio and walkway. They are absolutely beautiful. The company was very professional, honest, and did quality work. They were on time and had the job done in record time. Amazing.— Dianna Erickson, Irvine, CA
At first, it was hard to visualize what it would look like but Ron had all the samples and pictures and didn’t just send me to the web site. The work was professional and he kept my informed at every step, even my tenant! And it looks great! I couldn’t be happier. The pavers look great and the turf looks fantastic. Thanks Ron!— Barbara Thomas, San Diego, CA
We worked with Laurie Morton from Install-It-Direct on a large (3500+ square feet) paver project. We were replacing a concrete deck and remodeling a swimming pool, and approached the project with some trepidation. Laurie and her crew were fantastic–the demolition phase went quickly and without a hitch, with no damage to our house, lawn or driveway. The crew waited patiently through rain delays and for the pool work to be completed, then came back and installed an amazing, beautiful new deck. Laurie was very quick to respond to any concerns we had, and consequently we ended up hiring Install-It-Direct to build a wall around our pool equipment as well as a 120 foot retaining wall. These projects were done efficiently, neatly and to our satisfaction. No mess or debris was left behind, and we can highly recommend this company. Additionally, we contracted with them to build a custom barbecue island. There were major issues with the subcontractor along the way, but all were dealt with and resolved in a professional manner by Tim, co-owner of the company, and Laurie. We love our new back yard, and highly recommend Laurie Morton and Install-It -Direct.— Sylvia Re, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
They do great work and stand by their product. Ron the project manager was always available and really wants to deliver a quality product. Sebastian and his crew surely know their pavers, the quality of the work was remarkable. We had a few minor issues with the sprinkler system, but Ron was quick to respond and planning to fix it any day now. We currently have a situation where some window reflections are melting portions of the turf, Ron helped me come up with a solution to fix it and is willing to replace the damaged turf at no cost.
I can’t harp on the fact that they stand by their work enough as I’ve had many situations where contractors/ developers/ etc… only look out for their own bottom line and wonder why more work isn’t coming in the door. Install-it-Direct seems to be willing to do whatever it takes to finish the job right. Stand up companies (esp contractors) are hard to come by, I highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to upgrade their backyard. We had pavers, a huge fire pit/ bench, landscape lighting, sprinklers, and turf installed. — Mike Braund, San Diego, CA
Install-It-Direct could be giving seminars in customer service if they weren’t so busy beautifying people’s homes with their magic. That’s how good they are. Words to describe my experience with them include awesome, over the top satisfied and grateful. Tim is really talented with respect to design, creating a big picture, brilliant with problem solving and is more than fair with pricing. He genuinely wants his customers happy and holds himself and team to high standards. He has confidence in his people at Install It Direct and indeed he’s assembled a group of men who know the ins and outs of the business. The pathways created with pavers at my home make a perfect complement to an earlier job they did of a beautiful long driveway. The grading works well for drainage when it rains or when watering plants. In summary, don’t hesitate; you’ll be thrilled you hired this company.— Enid Singer, Encinitas, CA
Nearly a year ago, I was getting quotes on pavers from a number of potential contractors. After speaking with a number of companies, hearing their design ideas and going through a 3-hour timeshare presentation from the big boy, I decided on Install-it Direct. Other construction problems as well as my out-of-town work situation delayed me for months.
Nearly a year later I called up Ronald from Install-it and said that I wanted to go ahead with the install. He came by within a couple of days, checked everything and made the deal. I had a tight time constraint that they were more than happy to accommodate. Within a week, the working crew and materials landed onsite. The crew worked for 5 days putting in nearly 1800 sq. ft. of pavers (patio, front walkway, and seating area). They did an excellent job, were courteous, packed out their own trash and were extremely receptive to my litany of questions and suggestions. Sebastian and his crew are true artists and professionals.
They shored up the borders with a concrete bond-beam to ensure the borders would not move. After the pavers were installed, the sealing team came in and did a spectacular job sanding, sweeping, blowing off the excess sand, and sealing them to bring out their true color and beauty.
I have done nearly all my own landscaping construction: grading, excavating, gas, low and high-voltage electrical and nearly 400 feet of concrete block walls, fire pits and fountains). This was one of the finishes I wanted done by professionals. I could not be happier with the work they did and I would use them again in a heartbeat. Not only was their work great, they did it for half the price of the big boys and only slightly more than had I done the work myself. — Christian & Michelle Nassif, Chula Vista, Ca
This is a legitimate company that knows what they’re doing from sales, management, to labor crew in home improvement. Phone calls are answered in a timely manner, and I love the fact that they offer transparency in their pricing and profit margins making getting a quote easy. Also appreciated is that they keep their overhead costs down such that the pricing is very competitive, which includes using a virtual office and holding company meetings at places such as a grocery store? Who would’ve thought of that!
In regards to the crew and the job they did, Sebastian and his crew did an awesome job and he really made sure he understood our vision for the project before proceeding, while also making suggestions based on his experience. The quality of their craftsmanship was excellent, and they really made our design come to life.
I’m hoping in the future to use them again when I convince the husband to install pavers in the front of the house and driveway. — Bony Kari, Encinitas, CA
Mike and Anne. This company did a great job of installation and at a price much lower than the competition. Even better, we encountered a problem with the front door step. The company and management came out, saw the problem, and corrected it at their cost. This is a company that follows up and makes sure the customer is happy. A definite recommendation from us.— Mike and Anne Hensley, Laguna Niguel, CA
We are very pleased indeed with our paver patios and walkways InstallitdDirect built for us. Right from the start I felt comfortable with Brian Sherman, their estimator as I laid out the plan I had I mind. This included a meandering curved walkway, rounded corners at flower beds and pavers in a circular pattern to enhance the location for a small fountain.
Frankly, I expected these refinements might be too costly since there is a lot more labor in these features than in a mostly rectangular area but we were pleasantly surprised that it could all be achieved at a reasonable price.
The most difficult part for us turned out to be choosing the pavers. There are many choices both in color shape size texture. We eventually went to a supplier who had sample areas paved with many of the alternatives.
We asked Brian how the edges of the paved areas would be prevented from moving over time and learned that the edges are cemented to lock them in place. Another concern we had was whether the new areas would settle and were pleased to hear that those areas were to be thoroughly compacted first.
Of course I needed to see work the company had done for others and preferably locally. Brian found me a job they had completed at a neighbors home less than a half mile away. I talked to the owner there and he was very enthusiastic about the work Installitdirect had done for him and I was impressed with his paved patio and side walk.
In preparing for the job a retaining wall was to be built first by another contractor. This was completed sooner than expected so I E-mailed Brian and asked, “Can you start two weeks earlier than planned?” and the answer: “If it works for you we can be there the day after tomorrow”.
Ron Dombroski’s work crew were all we could have asked for; skilled, helpful, and determined that we be satisfied as the work progressed. They worked from 7:30AM until 6::PM. There was lots of demolition work to be done removing two old patios and walkways and that was completed in just two days. Together we determined the final layout. Then the preparation work – filling, spreading the base layer, leveling and compacting started. The pavers arrived the following day and soon after the actual placement began. It took three more days to lay the pavers. After a final clean up they had the whole area looking wonderful, even better than we had visualized it. We have had many complements from neighbors. Would we go to Installitdirect again? Actually we will be having them back to replace our old cracked concrete driveway as soon as our funds permit.
Gordon Collinson. North County. — Gordon Collinson, San Marcos, Ca
I had the absolute pleasure of coordinating with Ron and Install-It-Direct. I initially reached out to Install-It-Direct to get a solid estimate. I had read other reviews that peeked my interest. I had a specific plan I wanted to execute and this company did it superbly. I intentionally waited a couple months to put in my review to see how the pavers and artificial grass would live to the elements. The yard is still in great shape and the kids love playing on the artificial grass.
Our yard was completed within a span of a week. The work flow went quite smoothly. They took my vision and made it a reality. Ron made sure his team stuck within the requirements of our HOA and we passed our inspection with flying colors. I can’t praise Ron and his team enough on how great they did.
Timeliness: On Schedule as Promised (Offered to work around our own schedule)
Pricing: Competitive — Jonathan Cortez, Bonita, Ca
I had been doing a lot of research on companies who install pavers, and after reading all of the great reviews Install-It-Direct was receiving, I decided to fill out their online estimate form. The next day, I received a call from Tim, the owner of the company. He came across as a straight shooter, and didn’t try to sell me on the phone. He explained in detail his background in construction, and was very upfront about the potential cost of the job I wanted to have done. He then told me he’d have his North County guy, Bruce, get in touch with me, so we could setup a walkthrough.
Bruce came by the next day, and seeing as how I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to have done, he drafted up a few different scenarios, so he could get me the different pricing options for each job. The very next morning, he sent me a layout of each scenario, and the cost for each job. Because the pricing was so reasonable, I decided to go with the biggest job, and with that, the project began only a few days later. On a side note, Bruce was great to work with. I continually had questions pop into my head, so I was constantly e-mailing him, and he always got back to me incredibly fast (even over the weekend).
When my project began, the crew showed up on time, and began working immediately. Ron, the project supervisor, came the first day to make sure the crew knew exactly what needed to be done, and he even threw out a few suggestions that I liked, and wound up going with. The crew worked hard, and they were usually working for 10 – 11 hours each day. After only four days, the job was completed. Ron came back the last day, and did a final walkthrough. Everything looked great!
I’m sure this isn’t their typical procedure, and based on my contract I should have paid a portion upfront, but I ended up not having to pay a cent until the job was completed. To me, this is the sign of a strong company. They didn’t need my deposit to purchase any materials. I even e-mailed Bruce once the job began to ask him if I needed to get him a check. He said because the job started so fast, and because they’d be moving along with the job so quickly, that I could just have a check ready for Ron upon the final walkthrough, and that’s what wound up happening.
Install-It-Direct is a great company, and I highly recommend them. — Steve Loscher, Vista, Ca
Just made final payment on my job. Almost $10k so I have a good basis to judge. Very professional and hard working crew was on- site from start to finish. Complete yard transformation including pavers and gravel. It looks awesome! Price was a few thousand below Home Depot’s recommended contractor and work was truly top notch.
As expected there were little hiccups but they were handled quickly and hassle free. Best suggestion with this, or any contractor, is to know what you want, communicate it well, and supervise minimally. Would use Install-It-Direct and every crew member again in a heartbeat. Thanks guys! — John Barry, Fallbrook, Ca
The proof of the beauty and comfort of our Tacoma Synthetic Turf is when neighbors take of their shoes and their childrenss shoes and walk on it. They cannot believe how soft and comfortable it is.
We are the “apple” of Lantana Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911.
Ron Dombrowski as project manager for INSTALLITDIRCT did a superb job as did all from INSTALLITDIRECT. We are totally satisfied and cannot strongly recommnd this company enough for outstanding professional installation. Do yourself a gigantic favor, buy the product you will not regret it.
1418 Lantana Avenue,
Chula Vista, CA 91911 — Ron Yanik, Chula Vista, CA
When you start looking for a contractor to do your first big home project, you are pretty nervous about the process. I contacted FIVE companies. One appointment never showed, two ran screaming when they saw the jungle of sunflowers, cosmos and a riot of other miscellaneous flowers, crab grass and weeds making my back yard look half its size. The two companies that did give estimates couldn’t have been more different in their concepts of what I wanted (based on a picture I drew on kids construction paper) and their approaches to it. Tim Thomas really ‘got it’!! Dream-wise and budget-wise. Tim ‘The Turf Man’s team were fantastic. They not only did amazing amounts of work each day, but organized their tools and cleaned up before they left, AND did what they said they were going to do the next day. Loved the whole process. As soon as we can swing it, I will have them do the front yard. Thanks, Sandi and Dave— Sandi Mayer, Temecula, Ca
Install it Direct did an amazing job. We were impressed from the start. Our phone call was returned right away and Tim agreed to come out an give us an estimate the same week. He called us when he was running late and apologized. This may seem like a small gesture, but it showed that he respected our time. The quote he gave us was accurate and he was professional. We felt no pressure to go with him as our contractor, but went with him because right away we felt comfortable with him and felt we could trust him.
The workers showed up on time and everyday that they said they would even working on a Sunday to get the job done. We even changed our minds about the exact design when some of the work was already completed and they changed it to our liking with no problem.
We would recommend Install it Direct to friends and family members and will be choosing them again for our next project. Fabulous job overall!!!!
We had about 800 square feet of pavers put in our backyard. — Christy Franko, San Marcos, Ca
I wanted to put in 500 square feet of pavers to expand our patio. After checking several other companies, I called Install it Direct. Ron came out right away and not only gave me some great ideas, but a great price as well. They completed the work quickly and did a great job. Pavers are a pretty big expense, these guys did it right and it was worth it. Do not hesitate to call this company, ask for Ron, he was great.— Jim Brown, Santee, Ca
After seeing the good reviews on Yelp we decided to use install-it-direct to put in the pavers around our newly remodeled home. It was a big job with a little over 4500 sq feet to install. They worked with me on the price and Sebastian and his crew were super nice people and helped us with a great final design for our driveway and external patios and pool deck. They really paid attention to detail and were happy to do some minor extra things without charging us. If we ever have any additional work to be done I will be calling these guys back again.— Chris Conlan, Escondido, Ca
Just finished having them install a 5,000 sq. ft. driveway in 12 working days from removing asphalt to final installation of tiles. This company is outstanding from extremely competitive pricing to work completed in a timely manner with outstanding quality!! I would have no reservations in recommending this company… the BEST!!!— Paul Dunning, Fallbrook, Ca
We are very pleased with our hardscape. Tim did a great job with the plans and the outcome was better than expected. We know that we will enjoy our back yard for many years to come.— Cheryl & Joe Sampson, Oceanside, CA
I was looking to have my small patio in my condo redone and I got a couple of quotes from companies I found at the Del Mar Home Show. I decided to look at those companies on Yelp and found Install It Direct. During that first phone call I knew this was the company I would use. As a single woman with a fairly small job (300sf) I found that other companies talked down to me and assumed I didn’t know what to expect. But when I spoke with Tim on that first phone call, I was treated with respect, provided a quote over the phone (which was adhered to) and told no job was too small. Dave came within the week to take measurements, and to have me select the pavers of my choice, the final quote was less than my initial phone call. Just let me say this was 25% less than the other two companies.
Ron called to schedule my job and the crew that arrived, Sebastian and two others, were professional and efficient.
My job was completed in two days,and my patio was transformed practically before my eyes. My project was completed Oct 19 2012.
I would highly recommend Install It Direct, the name might through you off, but this is a top notch company. — Julia Kensick, Solana Beach, Ca
We wanted a paver driveway & walkways instead of the aging cracked concrete we had. I checked out several different paver companies with good BBB ratings & had estimates done. Of all, Install-It-Direct was the easy choice & not just for the great price. From the prompt reply to my initial on-line inquiry to their on-time arrival at set appointments, we were impressed. What was even more impressive was the amount of time & effort Ron was willing to spend with us just to pick out the right pavers & all the possible design/finish options. When they said they were going to be here with their crew; they were. They finished on time & on budget with no surprise charges. The finished paver driveway & walkways are beautiful. We love it. So many of our neighbors & passersby have stopped & commented about how the pavers have really complimented/beautified the house it’s amazing! Thanks to the very professional team at Install-It-Direct for a job well done!— Jeff Isabel, San Diego, Ca
I just got a beautiful paving stone driveway from Install-It-Direct and couldn’t be happier. Tim Thomas responded to my online inquiry in less than two hours and we made an appointment for an onsite estimate. Tim had to travel about 50 miles to get to my home but he arrived right on time and in excellent condition. He was very helpful and forthcoming, explaining all aspects of paving stones and detailing the various costs involved. He also spent several hours on two different occasions helping me with design ideas. It was important to Tim that I would be very happy with my new driveway.
The installation of my new driveway was done by his all-star crew led by Sebastian Urias. These guys were a class act…very impressive and very hard working. Watching them work you could tell they were professionals. They started early in the morning, never skipped a beat and knew exactly what they were doing every step of the way, from start to finish.
I now have a driveway that would look right at home at the poshest palace in Beverly Hills. The price was very reasonable and the work was excellent. If you are considering paving stones, you really should consider Install-It-Direct. — David Pamer, Lake Forest, Ca
We were looking to renovate our previously embarrassing backyard with artificial turf (for our dogs) and pavers, so we called Install-It-Direct. Ron came out and worked with us on the design and gave us a quote, and we had them perform the work soon after. One of the reasons we chose Install-It-Direct is that they were one of the few companies that did both turf and pavers (one contractor instead of two). Ron and all of the workers were very professional and the products they used and the workmanship was top notch.
We are very happy with our new backyard and are now able to entertain again without being embarrassed. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to install artificial turf and/or pavers. — Corey Young, San Diego, Ca
My wife and I decided that we needed to do a major remodel of our back yard and driveway area. We contacted five different vendors to do the work that we wanted done which included:
1) Replace entire driveway with pavers
2) Demo entire back yard (grass, stone work, brick patio, etc) and replace with pavers and artificial turf.
3) Install extensive drainage system (our property does not drain properly) which included connecting directly into the City’s stormwater system (required a permit from City of SD)
The ONLY company that was professional during the quote process was Install-it-Direct. Ron came out, drew up plans on the spot, and developed a pricing model which was better than the rest. The other guys that came out seemed hesitant to give us a written quote, and one actually suggested we NOT get a permit from the City as “they’ll never know”…Yeah, and with a fine potential of $10K a day, we skipped that guy!
Overall, I thought Install-it-Direct did a great job. Mind you, when you work with contractors, you do have to keep on top of them no matter who they are. But any issues we had were minor and Install-it-Direct fixed all of our issues without complaint. I think they could have done a better job cleaning up our area when they were done (pavers = LOTS of dust).
Overall, I would highly recommend Install-it-Direct. Very responsive, and did great work. Once I figure out how to post pics, I’ll put them up. It was like night and day and they solved our significant drainage issues. — Ed Chew and Kelly Smith, San Diego, Ca
When we decided to have our back yard concrete ripped out and replaced with pavers it seemed like a daunting task. It’s a big project and is not really something we wanted to DIY. We wanted to make sure we found a good company that were experts at paver installation. After finding Install It Direct on YELP and meeting with David we decided to hire them for the project. Ronald was the project manager assigned to our project and I can’t talk highly enough about him! There were questions on whether portions of the concrete (that went all the way to the house walls) were part of the foundation or not, and therefore whether or not could be removed and replaced with pavers. Ronald took ALOT of time inspecting the property and crawling into the house crawl space to determine whether or not pavers could extend all the way to the house without compromising its foundation. And then brainstorming with his crew and myself on what options may work to cover the portions of concrete that could not be removed and therefore still be esthetically pleasing. Now, this was a hiccup nobody really foresaw and a crew was already at my house ready to demo when this conversation was going on, so I really appreciated that Ronald in no way tried to pressure me to make a quick decision on how to move forward. He recommended to postpone the project a few days so that my husband and I could decide how to move forward. Ronald did additional CAD drawings of the option we were leaning towards so that we could better visualize the changes (we didn’t even need to ask for them). And he moved things around so that we could get a crew back out to start work and meet our original deadline. So even before any work was done I was already thoroughly impressed! I was further impressed by the speed, cleanliness, professionalism, and workmanship of the crew. Everyday (this was a 7 day project) a significant level of progress was made, the area was kept clean, and Ronald continued to check in with me and the crew on the progress. Making sure that I was 100% happy every step of the way. And I was. Bottom Line: I have no regrets with the cost or the materials and installation of the end project and I would (and will) recommend Install It Direct to any friends considering doing pavers at their home.— Marie Kidder, La Mesa, Ca
This is a great pleasure to write a review for this exceptional company!— Mikhail Popovich, San Marcos, Ca
We were looking for contractors to do our backyard from scratch. This company took our immediate attention after reading all-5-star reviews on the Internet.
We completed their free estimate form online and, what a surprise, Tom called in two minutes, even before we closed the webpage!
Jeff was our designer and he did a prefect job, suggesting best choices for our small yard and taking our wishes into account, so it turned out exactly what we needed.
Ron was friendly and easy to deal with.
The crew did an excellent job! No extra noise, no trash, very courteous! They did their job very fast and neatly. We love how our backyard looks like now!
Their prices are very competitive and they give you good discounts.
We highly recommend INSTALL- IT- DIRECT!
Our driveway had been torn up for some time and we wavered about whether to go with plain old concrete or pavers. We are so happy we went with pavers, they were definitely the right choice, and Install-it-Direct was the right company. Jeff was our designer and he had great ideas about color and style. The crew worked very hard and had the job done in less than four days, working even in driving rain. The thing I most liked about this company was that unlike a lot of contractors, they stand by their word. They will show up on time, fix any problems that come up, with no excuses. They truly want you to be a satisfied customer. We would definitely recommend them to anyone.— Mario Barnabe, San Diego, Ca
So far this is the best company/contractor I have hired for a project! I fired the first contractor and swore I would do my research before hiring anyone else. After checking yelp and reading all the reviews, I knew this was the company I was going with. We got over 4000 sqft of pavers, stairs and walls . They came out amazing and I could not be happier. There were a few bumps in the road, but Tim fixed it right away. I never had to raise my voice once. (Which is really nice when you are used to dealing with contractor ways.) They also only do one project at a time, which is nice because they focus on your project until it is done. Over all great company! I highly recommend them.— Serena Holderman, Norco, Ca
Not only is the quality wonderful and the price VERY reasonable is you have shopped around with other companies, but the WOW factor with the neighbors seals it! My neighbors have been raving about how much better our pavers look that “so and so’s”— Stephanie & Mitch Frisch, San Juan Capistrano, CA
The work crew is courteous and polite, even though the only way to our back yard was through our house and half of the time OUR BEDROOM!!! They keep the dirt to a minimum and worked hard to finish the job and clean up behind themselves.
My husband and I are very impressed and happy with the work.
Over 562 happy customers and counting!
I am very impressed with the quality of workmanship and the timely manner of completion of the project. Over 5000 square feet of driveway done in 7 working days! Your workers were extremely polite and efficient. I would recommend you to any one without hesitation! — M.B., Del Mar, CA
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