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Review Date: 12/30/2018 | Author: Lawrence E.

Comments: I hired Gold Star Concrete for two jobs, the installation of a new concrete slab in a studio apartment last year and the installation of a patio, sidewalks, pavers, a driveway and a porch extension in my back yard a few weeks ago. Everything looks great. Blake and his crew are smart, responsive, and professional. The price was reasonable. I'll go back to them again when I need concrete work.

Review Date: 12/05/2016 | Author: Al S.

Comments: Did a good job helping to determine the layout of our new sidewalk.

Review Date: 09/17/2016 | Author: Tom G.

Comments: Blake Carroll was prompt responding to our request for new beach steps. He arrived onsite at our convenience 3-days later. His quote was very fair compared to others we received and after providing his initial quote quickly via email, he followed up with a project contract at our HOA's request soon after. He was able to start the project pending tidal conditions within a week and finished the project within 3 days since the concrete had to cure before attaching the handrail we wanted. His work was better than our expectations and we HIGHLY RECOMMEND Blake and his work to others. The way he curved the steps and reinforced everything tying the new steps into the existing structure and breakwater rocks showed he really knew what he was doing to make everything last a very long time. Next time we need concrete work done we will be calling Blake first. I would like to share a photo of his work but do not see how right now. Thanks, Blake from the Whitewater Village Board.

Review Date: 02/20/2016 | Author: Anthony L.

Comments: Great experience with Blake. He is a professional and want to do a good job with high standards. Would be happy to use him again for any other projects I have.

Review Date: 02/10/2016 | Author: Eddie B.

Comments: Blake was outstanding. He was professional and very thoughtful offering his ideas on solutions to logistic problems. The work was performed as quoted and on time.

Review Date: 12/24/2015 | Author: Steven C.

Comments: Great experience. Price was great and the work was stellar. Great owner and I am very satisfied with the outcome

Review Date: 12/23/2015 | Author: Kathryn D.

Comments: Blake of Gold Star Concrete was very easy to work with. He understood what we needed and completed the project on time despite the inclement weather. We love the finished project. Very happy.

Review Date: 11/04/2015 | Author: Mary S.

Comments: Blake did a beautiful job on our concrete and his price was reasonable as well. We put in a winding walkway in the front yard and a meandering walkway and patio in our rear yard. Blake was professional, dependable, punctual, reasonable, honest, and has a great artistic ability. I kept trying to lay out the exact shapes using yarn; he intuitively "got it" and framed out a beautiful walkway and patio that was what I wanted... but even better! He understood what I was describing and brought it into reality. Our design involved a lot of curves - it came out beautifully. He sloped the concrete so the water runs off it perfectly and the finish is beautiful. We ended up removing from the original design a small amount of walkway in the front, and Blake agreeably adjusted the price and made the design change we wished. I would recommend him highly. When you deal with him, you can tell he has years of experience and knows what he is doing, yet he is humble and kind. It is refreshing to deal with someone who does what they say, follows through on their promise, is skilled at their trade, and has such a pleasant, down-to-earth personality. Thank you, Blake. We are so happy with our new concrete walkways and patio!

Review Date: 10/25/2015 | Author: Mike R.

Comments: After an exhaustive search for a quality Concrete Contractor, and eventually obtaining bids from four, including two General Contractors, Blake clearly stood out as the clear cut choice. While his bid wasn't the lowest, his bid was fair and reasonable..and much better than either of the two GC's that bid. His honest and straight forward approach to the demo and replacing of my pool decking matched my expectations and beat my budget. Further, he and his crew showed up on time every day and cleaned up daily before they left. The job involved about 450 sqft of concrete replacement, plus the addition of a new firepit. Everything turned out great and the firepit rocks. I WOULD DEFINITELY recommend Blake Carroll and Goldstar Concrete.

Review Date: 10/08/2015 | Author: Karen H.

Comments: Blake Caroll provided an estimate significantly lower than the local competition, plus a neighbor gave a hearty endorsement. On the day the project began the crew arrived early and within a short time the old asphalt driveway was history. The following morning they were back and had the concrete poured, leveled, and finished before noon. The crew did an excellent job, and they left my property clean and swept. The new driveway is a real bonus, both aesthetically and financially.

Review Date: 09/17/2015 | Author: Dolores G.

Comments: Everyone of those reviews I read ahead of time WERE SO TRUE. Not only does the owner, Blake, give you the fairest possible estimate but he makes suggestions on possible ways to save money with your project. I was not even sure what I wanted and he helped me figure it out. Being a woman one wonders if I would be taken advantage of with an estimate. NOT WITH BLAKE. The next estimate was > 2x his quote. He is also right there doing the work with his fine companions (a father and son team). My project turned out BEAUTIFULLY....I keep going out to look at it. Everything was neater and cleaner than before he was even there. Who could ask for more? Have confidence in this fine specialist with 33 years of experience.

Review Date: 09/08/2015 | Author: Robin H.

Comments: Don't look anyplace else Blake's your guy! Professional and timely. I can't say enough about his work or his team. He was here early every morning and even came to check on the project on the weekend to make sure it was drying properly. We are so happy with the project Blake did and it was a big one. He extended our pool decking with travertine that we already had and you can't tell where the new tiles start and he laid a big slab for us to play basketball on. BEAUTIFUL work!!

Review Date: 07/26/2015 | Author: Karl E.

Comments: Great looking patio

Review Date: 05/31/2015 | Author: Patrick W.

Comments: Crew did excellent job and price was best of 3 estimates I received.

Review Date: 04/22/2015 | Author: Margaret B.

Comments: Blake was prompt in his good faith estimate and the most reasonable of three contractors I spoke with. His team was efficient, hardworking, polite and personable. Blake was able to come up with a good drainage solution to an issue, without adding additional expense to the job. Finished job is beautiful and adds a lot of fun living space to our home.

Review Date: 02/17/2015 | Author: a Neighbor

Comments: They were on budget on time and extremely talented. Work was done in one day, with a high quality product above my expectation. Highly recommend.

Review Date: 11/20/2014 | Author: Christine S.

Comments: We are very pleased with the finished driveway. It looks great, and the price was very good, too! If I ever have another concrete project, I wiil call Blake.

Review Date: 11/17/2014 | Author: Mike B.

Comments: Great service at a great price.

Review Date: 11/17/2014 | Author: a Neighbor

Comments: I think they are doing a great job for a great price. They show up on time, they do the work in a timely fashion and their professionalism is great. I have just hired them for a second project.

Review Date: 10/31/2014 | Author: John E.

Comments: My wife and I had a very good experience working with Blake and his team. We had them install a concrete patio, walkway, and fire pit and we were very pleased with the finished product. They were punctual and completed the job on-time. They were also significantly cheaper than another bid we got for the same work. I would recommend Gold Star Concrete and I will work with them again for sure!

Review Date: 10/01/2014 | Author: Eric S.

Comments: The crew showed up on time and worked hard. The project was completed to our satisfaction. My wife was overjoyed and said she had no idea it would look so good! We are very pleased and when we redo the driveway we will hire them again.

Review Date: 09/20/2014 | Author: Shirley M.

Comments: Very nice & professional. Arrived on time and I have a fantastic patio. Would definitely recommend Goldstar to anyone looking for patio/concrete work to be done.

Review Date: 07/31/2014 | Author: Michael H.

Comments: Goldstar performance was perfect. They started on time, finished on time and suggested some creative ideas that elevated the project from just a driveway replacement to a wonderful finished product. Owner Blake Carroll and the entire crew were personable, knowledgeable and very hard working. They took special care to protect existing landscaping and to ensure proper drainage. In addition, they were the lowest bidder on the project. We are very satisfied and happy with Goldstar.

Review Date: 05/09/2014 | Author: Tom A.

Comments: Blake and Mart?n did outstanding work. I couldn't be more pleased. I would recommend them for any of your concrete projects.

Review Date: 01/29/2014 | Author: Don M.

Comments: We had an old paver-sidewalk ripped out and a new concrete installed by Blake and Martine. It wasn't a huge job and only involved about 2 yards of concrete. Overall they did an excellent job from start to finish. Blake showed up right on time for the first estimate and responded to my emails very quickly. On the day they did the job, they were here right on the dot and worked quickly and professionally for the next 8 hours. When they left, you would never known they had been here except for the beautiful new sidewalk. Everything was cleaned up and no debris left. We would highly recommend him

Review Date: 01/28/2014 | Author: Rob M.

Comments: I would highly recommend Goldstarconcrete to any of my relatives or friends. Blake and his crew were very professional and easy to work with. I had the concrete to my driveway colored, Blake even designed the pattern which came out great. We are very pleased with the final project. From start to finish, easiest project we ever completed.

Review Date: 06/28/2013 | Author: a Neighbor

Comments: Blake is great to work with, professional and down to earth. Great price and all work was on time. Great job!

Review Date: 06/02/2013 | Author: Kiichi O.

Comments: They were professionals in the type business and hard workers. Despite took one man 8 hours to hand dig about 8? deep 8? width trench along fence line under hot sun no complaint but kept working. Two pads installation and 130? long short wall completed in three days and when they left my back yard looked like they never been there except concrete short wall and pads for the storage. I recommend this contractors especially if you live in North San Diego Country.

Review Date: 02/06/2013 | Author: Chad K.

Comments: Blake and his team were very responsive to our job and what we were trying to achieve. My wife and I are pleased with the installation and workmanship. The job was completed on time as originally stated.

Review Date: 12/28/2012 | Author: Paul L.

Comments: The whole crew worked very hard. They started right on time and finished on schedule. The patio, retaining walls, and fire pit look great! Blake was very easy to work with and did the job just the way we wanted.

Review Date: 12/12/2012 | Author: Rob L.

Comments: Blake and his crew did a great job, left everythimg clean, and worked with my erratic schedule. I plan to use him in the future and am going to tell anyone who asks me about concrete to use Gold Star!!

Review Date: 10/25/2012 | Author: Bryce D.

Comments: From the moment I met Blake, there was an instant trust with him. He is one of those individuals that have a rare personification about him. He is a great communicator and his work unbelievable. He delivers what he says in a very professional way. I would use him again in an instant. Trust me if you want good quality work with reasonable prices use Gold Star. You can be assured that you will be proud that you used him and his workers. They are dependable and hard working which means a great company to deal with.I had 3 other bids on my job and without a doubt he was the most professional and was very tentative to my needs and wants.

Review Date: 10/01/2012 | Author: Casey J.

Comments: Blake and his crew did great work. We would have them back for other concrete needs in the future.

Review Date: 08/30/2012 | Author: James M.

Comments: The owner and crew were very professional in their work. I explained what i would like to have done (a sidewalk along the side of the house that connected the kitchen sliding doors all way to the front of the house driveway, with a small apron to set trash cans on). The owner was very good at explaining to me exactly what needed to be done. If i have any future concrete/masonry work I will certainly do business with Gold Star Concrete. The sidewalk is beautiful, and they didn't tear the yard up when they put it in.

Review Date: 07/09/2012 | Author: a Neighbor

Comments: This company was prompt, the work was beautiful and they left the yard completely cleaned up. I highly recommend them.

Review Date: 06/12/2012 | Author: Marco N.

Comments: Once Blake available the job was completed in two days. Fair price and great work delivered

Review Date: 06/07/2012 | Author: Brandon O.

Comments: Professional, competent, and skilled! I live in a newly built community where many home-owner projects are being conducted? The other guys are still working while I am relaxing enjoying my new landscape! Goldstar was able to translate my vision and ideas into reality; even without a formal sketch. Blake was extremely easy to work with and helpful during the whole process. He came with the appropriate contracts and licensing to put my worries at ease, but was also very flexible and receptive to changes/ new ideas along the way. After shopping around and comparing results with neighboring projects, I can honestly say, Goldstar is the best!

Review Date: 05/15/2012 | Author: Sam B.

Comments: We are very pleased with the way all the work on our large drive way project was completed. Old concrete was efficiently removed and the new concrete was finished with care so that it came out exactly as we wished. It was a pleasure to work with Blake and Martin. Blake listened carefully to know exactly what we wanted and offered suggestions for ways to enhance it. Neighbors, also, were impressed with the quality of the work and the courtesy and consideration shown by Blake and his crew.

Review Date: 04/13/2012 | Author: Gregg W.

Comments: Blake and Martine did a great job with our backyard project. The work was started and completed in the time frame promised, and they were very 'clean' with their work space and equiptment. We now have a wonderful looking, perfectly functioning side patio and drain system! Gold Star exceeded our expectations, and is a great value. We would recomend this easy to work with, competitively priced company to anyone needing to get a job done right, and right away. Thanks Blake and Martine!

Review Date: 04/10/2012 | Author: Roberta J.

Comments: Blake Carroll is very nice to work with.

Review Date: 04/06/2012 | Author: a Neighbor

Comments: Everything was wonderful. Blake was great.

Review Date: 04/04/2012 | Author: a Neighbor

Comments: It was great. The contractor did a fine job and he was very competitively priced.

Review Date: 03/14/2012 | Author: John P.

Comments: fine service for the money. thanks.

Review Date: 02/17/2012 | Author: Craig B.

Comments: Blake was great! First to contact me from Service Magic. Gave me immediate price and best price. Showed up when he said he would and the work was to my satisfaction.

Review Date: 01/21/2012 | Author: Ramon L.

Comments: Great all around experience. Very competitive pricing for exceptional custom work. Extremely clean and good attendtion to detail. I would recommend them to everyone I know. Thank you Goldstar!!!

Review Date: 01/05/2012 | Author: Paul C.

Comments: Loved working with Blake and his worker, Martine. I will be using Gold Star for another concrete project soon. He also did two gates at our new house and did an excellent, quality job!

Review Date: 12/08/2011 | Author: Jeff W.

Comments: We would highly recommend this company for your next concrete project. They did a beautiful job for us. Houndwalkers

Review Date: 11/16/2011 | Author: Abram D.

Comments: Great company! Outstanding work. The owners are a pleasure to work with.

Review Date: 11/10/2011 | Author: Douglas F.

Comments: very effiicient and professional

Review Date: 10/28/2011 | Author: Carla K.

Comments: Blake did an AMAZING Job! He als did a large patio cover with an actual roof too! My husband and I HIGHLY recommend him! Very Professional, great work!

Review Date: 09/02/2011 | Author: Michael L.

Comments: Went the extra mile. Everything looks great. Thanks.

Review Date: 08/24/2011 | Author: Sherrie W.

Comments: Very quick response from quote to completion of job

Review Date: 08/18/2011 | Author: Gene S.

Comments: They where there when they said they would be and very professional in there work. gene striebel, maintenance director, Cameowood H.O.A.

Review Date: 07/01/2011 | Author: Michael W.

Comments: I have already recommended Goldstar Concrete to my Father for a driveway expansion. Blake, Martin and the rest of the crew were very hard working, professsional, and courteous throughout the entire process - building the forms, to pouring the concrete to clean-up!!!

Review Date: 06/01/2011 | Author: Faramarz R.

Comments: our project involved extending the existing patio to the side yard. We were worried about the shape & color matching of the new concrete to the old one. Blake at Gold Star Concrete called me within 2 hours after we listed our project in service magic. He came over quickly and provided me with a quote which was very reasonable and within our budget. He needed 2 days to complete the project. We are very satisfied with the outcome and will certainly recommend Blake.

Review Date: 05/05/2011 | Author: John D.

Comments: Neat, clean job was completed very promptly. Impatient for payment, but still very good service; would highly recommend.

Review Date: 04/09/2011 | Author: Nancy K.

Comments: Gold Star concrete was a pleasure to deal with from the first call we received. We considered replacing the old asphalt driveway, but decided concrete was the best way to go. Blake at Gold Star replied with a quote almost immediately after I spoke to Service Magic - a wonderful response! 2 days later, Blake was at my house demoing the old driveway and laying in the supports. Within 3 days of starting the job, Gold Star and Blake had completed the project, despite the rain we received. We were so impressed with the job, we decided to hire Gold Star to also demo and replace a dilapidated wood fence. Great job and quality of work!!

Review Date: 03/19/2011 | Author: Gayle K.

Comments: Gold Star came out immediately and gave a reusable quote on our patio. The work was completed in one day. And the result was a BUEATFULL stamped patio for us to enjoy!!

Review Date: 03/12/2011 | Author: Gladys B.

Comments: Gold star provided a competitive bid in a timely manner. They kept me updated on the status of the job. Most important they did a quality job exactly how they originally said they would. There were no unwelcome surprises.

Review Date: 02/12/2011 | Author: Jeff V.

Comments: Goldstar Concrete did everything we asked on time, and as requested. Even when a hiccup came up when they found our old driveway to be twice as thick as expected, they were very quick to point out workable options to address the issue. I would readily recommend them to anyone looking for someone to replace their driveway or patio

Review Date: 01/17/2011 | Author: Jennifer A.

Comments: They were very easy to deal with - cleaned up after themselves and got the job done when promised for the amount quoted. We are very happy with the work and will be using them again when we need a walkway in the front yard.

Review Date: 01/07/2011 | Author: Irena G.

Comments: They came on time and completed the job on the same day. The quality was excellent. They did a beautiful job. Estimate was very reasonable.

Review Date: 01/06/2011 | Author: Daniel A.

Comments: Very courteous and professional. The concrete looks awesome. The extra artistic touches are receiving lots of compliments from friends and neighbors.

Review Date: 11/23/2010 | Author: David I.

Comments: The principal of Gold Star Concrete commuicated very well in explaining and making suggestions. The work was very good and the modifications and/or adjustments needed were done very efficiently. The project was done on time as scheduled. Great to work with.