We’re very pleased with the patio remodeling job that Van Midde & Son Concrete did for us this spring. Scott Foster, project manager, was very helpful in working with us to design a new patio that is both functional and beautiful.
The original patio was broken in several places and presented trip hazards; the drainage was completely inadequate to deal with even normal rainfall. Scott and the entire construction crew at did a great job of designing the project with us and then carrying out each step on time and on budget. Scott and each worker patiently answered our questions and pointed things out to improve our understanding. Also, they were flexible enough to easily accommodate a couple of design changes and upgrades. Throughout the project, there was very good communication in person, by phone and email.
This was a complex project because the patio and the pool were in bad shape when we bought the house; we decided to rebuild both at the same time; Van Midde & Son coordinated the work very well with our pool remodeling contractor, Herb’s Pool Service. The demolition went smoothly, quickly and safely. Each step of the construction process was done thoroughly. We wound up with a full-bodied drainage system, a beautiful patio with fine textures and colors, and a beautiful retaining wall that neatly defines our garden and pool.
We highly recommend Van Midde & Son Concrete to homeowners and businesses who are even thinking about creating or improving something with concrete.
Michel and Gloria Sherman
Letter from Stan Griffin VP Trout Unlimited to Ted Van Midde / Van Midde Concrete
“Trout Unlimited sincerely appreciates your participation in organizing and arranging for contributions of materials and necessary tools to complete the fish passage at Roy’s Dam on San Geronimo Creek. As you are probably aware the late January and February rain storms brought in good numbers of coho salmon and steelhead and they were able to pass over the dam without the stress of previous years. The TU North Bay Chapter will be working with the Marin Municipal Water District this summer to correct erosion problems and address the sediment load in San Geronimo Creek. Hopefully we can eventually double the spawners within the next three years. I again want to personally thank you for your interest from the very beginning of the two-year project. That salmon and steelhead – Thank You!.”
Stan Griffin Regional Vice President Southwest Trout Unlimited
Letter from G. Paul Hendriks, CPA
Great job! I will highly recommend your company. Thanks again,
G. Paul Hendriks
Letter from Gary Claeys, November 24, 1992
Have you ever received a letter from a customer asking you to remove the concrete you just poured? Well once again this is not one of those letters. I wanted to thank you and your crew (Steve) for the work rendered. This patio has been something Cathy and myself have been visualizing and dreaming about for quite some time.. Although Lefty is going to miss the mud slinging obstacle course and he is convinced you buried one of his 200 bones. I’m sure he will adjust. Other that the sealer surprise we are pleased with the job and are anxious to show it off. Now if I could only figure out the first step from the house. Thanks again for your timeliness and a job well done. I will send photographs shortly.
Letter from Harry C. Haines of ASH EQUIPMENT CO. INC. June 2, 1993
Just a note to express my appreciation for the fine job that your crew performed last Tuesday, the 25th of May, in pouring my driveway. Everyone was most anxious to please and it was obvious that they all know their stuff. I wish I could remember all the names, but thanks to Ellis, Joe, Dad, L.C. and Ray – my apologies to those whose names I can’t remember. (There’s nothing really wrong with my memory – it just isn’t very long).
Please feel free to use me as a referral if needed.
Harry C. Haines
Note from Joe, 6-15-93
Thanks for the great job. Look forward to working together in the near future.
Letter from Mogens and Elaine Shov, 11/26/93
My husband and I were very impressed with you and your firm. Your foreman Steve was very courteous and knowledegable. Mark, Steve and Greg Tresler are excellent workers and we are very pleased with the quality of their work and pleasant personalities. Would not hesitate to recommend your work to anyone.
-Mogens and Elaine Shov
Letter from Harry C. Chapman Jr., 2/11/94
Thank you for the terrific job. The sidewalk is SUCH AN IMPROVEMENT. You did a great job. Also, thanks for filling the fence posts. That saved me a day (TOMORROW!) of work I was not looking forward to doing.
-Harry C. Chapman
Letter from Elaine of St. Patrick’s Parish
Thank you for the great job. Thanks too for not charging me for the equipment. Your men did a fine job.
Letter from Edmund R. Weber, May 13, 1994
You did a very good job. I will recommend your company to my friends and customers. Thank you.
-Edmund R. Weber
Letter from Michael of McQuilkin Music, 5-31-94
Thanks a lot. The deck looks great. Let me return the favor on your piano.
Letter from Chaja Fried of Interior Innovations, July 25, 1994
To Ted Van Midde and the Entire Crew on my job,
Enclosed is payment in full on concrete work in my front walkway, garden, and bridge. This was a job that went well beyond what you anticipated it would entail! Thank you again for hanging in there with me, working closely on all the details and making sure the job was finished when I was satisfied with it. It is certainly as custom a job as one could imagine!
Thanks so much!
I am greatly appreciative for your patience and perseverance!
Letter from Donald Schacht of All Terrain Construction, July 29, 1994
In reference to the 826 Second St. job, I just wanted you to know that I believe the driveway and sidewalk are absolutely flawless. Your entire firm did an excellent job in every aspect from the timing, to the clean up. There was not so much as a speck of excess concrete or a scrap of lumber left when you were done. I am very strict when it comes to quality and perfection and again your firm has done my firm well. My Thanks go off to you and your crew for a job done most excellent!
Note from Patricia McMahon, 9/10/201
Thank you so much! Your guys as usual did a superb job. We appreciate your squeezing us in during your busy season.
Letter from Tom and Lyn Davis Genelli, 2012
When we decided that our driveway needed to be replaced, we got several bids and decided to hire Van Midde Concrete. We spent a great deal of time choosing the right color, and finally settled on tan/brown from McNear’s. We then left for the Sierras, expecting the job to be done while we were gone.
By the time the project was completed, the crew had cleaned up completely and even restored the garden surfaces around the driveway. The driveway looks marvelous.
We send our appreciation to Ted, Scott, McNear’s and the entire crew for their high integrity and doing what it took to complete our project. We highly recommend Van Midde Concrete to anyone looking for a concrete contractor. Thanks, guys!
Tom and Lyn Davis Genelli
San Rafael, California
Note from Krishna Dalal, Laurel Dell School Teacher
Dear Van Midde & Son Concrete,
Thank you very much for your generous contribution to our class trip to Walker Creek! It is a trip that truly enriches their lives and is remembered for years to come. Your support of our local school is very much appreciated. Your kindness is special, and so are you!