Volpe Enterprises, Inc.

★★★★☆
  • 3238 W Germantown Pike

    Norristown, PA 19403

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  • 610-539-6730

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I hope you take the time to let me tell you why I think you should consider Volpe Enterprises as your contractor for your project. The best way to explain why I wrote this letter is through my experiences with three different projects I recently needed to contract out: 1) A new sliding door, 2) Replacement of my siding and 3) Replacement of my deck.

The first project I went directly to a Pella showroom and picked out a high end sliding door. I assumed that dealing directly with the manufacturer was a good thing. Wrong! The crew that installed the door was nice enough. When they finished, the foreman explained to me in broken English that he could not get the screen door to close. He told me to call Pella to get it resolved and left. A month and several angry phone calls later a service man finally came to my house and spend about 20 minutes to fix the screen door which was improperly installed. As it turns out Pella does not have their own installers, they subcontract out all their work to a third parties. All the finger pointing and delays made this a painful ordeal.

For my second project to replace my siding, I opted to get three quotes from Certainteed authorized installers. One blew off my appointment. Of the two that came, Rich Sybezma from Volpe just wowed my wife and I with his professionalism. He must have spent close to 3 hours talking things over with my wife and me, offering ideas and thoughts to our plans. We had three other meetings with Rich at their showroom to finalize the design and cost estimate. He could not have been more patient or willing to invest in getting our needs met.

The third contractor came, spent about 30 minutes and was also nice to deal with. I few days later he gave me an estimate that was lower than the Volpe estimate. When I discussed this with Rich of Volpe, he told me to ask the contractor if the people doing the installation where their employees or if the contracted the work through a third party. The other contractor tried his best to say the installers had been working for them for many years. But when pushed, he admitted they were a sub contractor. I had learned my lesson with the Pella dealer. Rich Sybesma advice was on the mark and reinforced my trust in him along with Volpe's long reputation of high quality work. I knew they would stand behind their work.

When it came time to replace my deck, I still got three estimates. This time I only brought in contractors that had their own employees. When the three quotes came back, Volpe had the lowest estimate.

I encourage that you strongly consider Volpe as your contractor. Too many contractors sub their work out to others. In many cases they use unskilled day laborers they pick up at a parking lot at Lowe's or Home Depot to do much of the work. I fear you find sometime later that unskilled labor will give you a finished product that will not stand the test of time.

When you find a good contractor that stands behind their work and has been in business for a long time it is typically because their reputation is good. They get a lot of their business through referrals. I found Volpe to be a great contractor and hope you consider them too. Their logo is really what they are all about, Quality, Honesty & Integrity.

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I hope you take the time to let me tell you why I think you should consider Volpe Enterprises as your contractor for your project. The best way to explain why I wrote this letter is through my experiences with three different projects I recently needed to contract out: 1) A new sliding door, 2) Replacement of my siding and 3) Replacement of my deck.

The first project I went directly to a Pella showroom and picked out a high end sliding door. I assumed that dealing directly with the manufacturer was a good thing. Wrong! The crew that installed the door was nice enough. When they finished, the foreman explained to me in broken English that he could not get the screen door to close. He told me to call Pella to get it resolved and left. A month and several angry phone calls later a service man finally came to my house and spend about 20 minutes to fix the screen door which was improperly installed. As it turns out Pella does not have their own installers, they subcontract out all their work to a third parties. All the finger pointing and delays made this a painful ordeal.

For my second project to replace my siding, I opted to get three quotes from Certainteed authorized installers. One blew off my appointment. Of the two that came, Rich Sybezma from Volpe just wowed my wife and I with his professionalism. He must have spent close to 3 hours talking things over with my wife and me, offering ideas and thoughts to our plans. We had three other meetings with Rich at their showroom to finalize the design and cost estimate. He could not have been more patient or willing to invest in getting our needs met.

The third contractor came, spent about 30 minutes and was also nice to deal with. I few days later he gave me an estimate that was lower than the Volpe estimate. When I discussed this with Rich of Volpe, he told me to ask the contractor if the people doing the installation where their employees or if the contracted the work through a third party. The other contractor tried his best to say the installers had been working for them for many years. But when pushed, he admitted they were a sub contractor. I had learned my lesson with the Pella dealer. Rich Sybesma advice was on the mark and reinforced my trust in him along with Volpe's long reputation of high quality work. I knew they would stand behind their work.

When it came time to replace my deck, I still got three estimates. This time I only brought in contractors that had their own employees. When the three quotes came back, Volpe had the lowest estimate.

I encourage that you strongly consider Volpe as your contractor. Too many contractors sub their work out to others. In many cases they use unskilled day laborers they pick up at a parking lot at Lowe's or Home Depot to do much of the work. I fear you find sometime later that unskilled labor will give you a finished product that will not stand the test of time.

When you find a good contractor that stands behind their work and has been in business for a long time it is typically because their reputation is good. They get a lot of their business through referrals. I found Volpe to be a great contractor and hope you consider them too. Their logo is really what they are all about, Quality, Honesty & Integrity.

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Their motto is: Quality-Honesty-Integrity. We found that they were extremely lacking in these three areas. In March of 2007 we wanted a leaky flat roof fixed and a new deck installed over that flat roof. Over 11 thousand dollars and 8 months later, we wish that I had never heard of Volpe Enterprises. Everything they did was so sloppy that we had to have them do much of it over again. A job that they said would take a couple weeks actually put us through hell for 8 long months. They even scratched up our new deck through 13 boards and had we seen the long scratch, they would have never been paid. Once we told them about the scratch, they had no interest in looking at it and even tried to blame it on us, saying it was our furniture or washing. We had no furniture on the roof at the time and didn't wash the deck. Who needs to wash a new deck. Then the roof started leaking again. They found that their so-called "carpenter" put a nail through the subsurface causing the leak and more damage to our bedroom ceiling. So much for "Quality". When they re-fixed the leak, they scratched even more boards. We had a tough time getting them to replace those boards. They also don't know what they're doing with electricity. The same "professional" who did the deck didn't know how to assemble an outside light fixture into the deck wall. I had to show him. Then he couldn't get the light switches to work. They had to call out some experts. All I know is that the old lights up on the roof were working before they started. As for honesty, the same worker lied about a tear he caused in a sliding door screen. My wife heard him react to the tear and then later he told his boss that he didn't know how that happened and blamed it on his helper who was elsewhere at the time. They gave us a bad gate, walls that are loose and don't seam correctly, bad cuts in wood that are covered in caulking to hide the gaps. I don't know why we paid them. We just wanted to get rid of them I guess and fix the bad spots ourselves. Then on top of all this, they didn't want to leave the old boards that were scratched and full of screw holes. We could have used them for small jobs around the house. They said they had a "Project" for them. When the president called my wife and demanded the boards, I got so mad at work that I called him and cursed him up and down. A week later, I compromised with him and we split the boards up. Then I find out the same day that he called my boss about the call I made from work to have me fired. They seemed nice early on at the time of the estimate but you never know who's going to do the actual work. I will never trust a contractor again because of these clowns. The BBB was of no help, just a middleman for letters back and forth. Please stay clear of Gary Volpe and Volpe Enterprises!

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Their motto is: Quality-Honesty-Integrity. We found that they were extremely lacking in these three areas. In March of 2007 we wanted a leaky flat roof fixed and a new deck installed over that flat roof. Over 11 thousand dollars and 8 months later, we wish that I had never heard of Volpe Enterprises. Everything they did was so sloppy that we had to have them do much of it over again. A job that they said would take a couple weeks actually put us through hell for 8 long months. They even scratched up our new deck through 13 boards and had we seen the long scratch, they would have never been paid. Once we told them about the scratch, they had no interest in looking at it and even tried to blame it on us, saying it was our furniture or washing. We had no furniture on the roof at the time and didn't wash the deck. Who needs to wash a new deck. Then the roof started leaking again. They found that their so-called "carpenter" put a nail through the subsurface causing the leak and more damage to our bedroom ceiling. So much for "Quality". When they re-fixed the leak, they scratched even more boards. We had a tough time getting them to replace those boards. They also don't know what they're doing with electricity. The same "professional" who did the deck didn't know how to assemble an outside light fixture into the deck wall. I had to show him. Then he couldn't get the light switches to work. They had to call out some experts. All I know is that the old lights up on the roof were working before they started. As for honesty, the same worker lied about a tear he caused in a sliding door screen. My wife heard him react to the tear and then later he told his boss that he didn't know how that happened and blamed it on his helper who was elsewhere at the time. They gave us a bad gate, walls that are loose and don't seam correctly, bad cuts in wood that are covered in caulking to hide the gaps. I don't know why we paid them. We just wanted to get rid of them I guess and fix the bad spots ourselves. Then on top of all this, they didn't want to leave the old boards that were scratched and full of screw holes. We could have used them for small jobs around the house. They said they had a "Project" for them. When the president called my wife and demanded the boards, I got so mad at work that I called him and cursed him up and down. A week later, I compromised with him and we split the boards up. Then I find out the same day that he called my boss about the call I made from work to have me fired. They seemed nice early on at the time of the estimate but you never know who's going to do the actual work. I will never trust a contractor again because of these clowns. The BBB was of no help, just a middleman for letters back and forth. Please stay clear of Gary Volpe and Volpe Enterprises!

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We first called Volpe Enterprises to do a small roof repair for us and because Volpe was quick to respond and was able to stop the leak we decided that when it was time to have our windows replaced we would call them. Well 3 weeks ago it was time. So we had them out to provide us with an estimate to replace all of our windows in our home. They came into the house presented their product and provided us with an estimate. We wanted to see where they "stacked up" with others so we had Power out next. After listening to their 3 hour presentation and recieving their higher price we decided on Volpe. They had their manager, John, come out and measure the windows for ordering. Once the windows were delivered to their office we were contacted and a date was set up. Two men arrived in "Volpe" uniforms and asked where I wanted them to start. They told me how they would work around doing one window at a time while cleaning up after themselveswith their nifty hepa vacuum. I love the new windows! They are easy to clean and not drafty like my old windows with the half broken grids. We have already recommended them to our friends and neighbors and plan to use them again when I can convince the husband that we need to replace our front door. :)

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We first called Volpe Enterprises to do a small roof repair for us and because Volpe was quick to respond and was able to stop the leak we decided that when it was time to have our windows replaced we would call them. Well 3 weeks ago it was time. So we had them out to provide us with an estimate to replace all of our windows in our home. They came into the house presented their product and provided us with an estimate. We wanted to see where they "stacked up" with others so we had Power out next. After listening to their 3 hour presentation and recieving their higher price we decided on Volpe. They had their manager, John, come out and measure the windows for ordering. Once the windows were delivered to their office we were contacted and a date was set up. Two men arrived in "Volpe" uniforms and asked where I wanted them to start. They told me how they would work around doing one window at a time while cleaning up after themselveswith their nifty hepa vacuum. I love the new windows! They are easy to clean and not drafty like my old windows with the half broken grids. We have already recommended them to our friends and neighbors and plan to use them again when I can convince the husband that we need to replace our front door. :)

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About 5 years ago, we were able to renovate our entire house that was built in 1936. At that time, we changed our cape cod roof to a peaked roof. Our job was treated in the time we were quoted for completion. The products that were used will see us through our lifetime. The clean up was impeccable. The crew was courteous and knowledgeable. In the end, our home was transformed into a jewel in our neighborhood. Roofs are the most important part of a housing structure for they keep out the water, which is the biggest enemy to the structure of our homes. They are an excellent company to deal with, from the salespeople to the crew.In this area, you can't hire a better roofing contractor.

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About 5 years ago, we were able to renovate our entire house that was built in 1936. At that time, we changed our cape cod roof to a peaked roof. Our job was treated in the time we were quoted for completion. The products that were used will see us through our lifetime. The clean up was impeccable. The crew was courteous and knowledgeable. In the end, our home was transformed into a jewel in our neighborhood. Roofs are the most important part of a housing structure for they keep out the water, which is the biggest enemy to the structure of our homes. They are an excellent company to deal with, from the salespeople to the crew.In this area, you can't hire a better roofing contractor.

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