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These guys are the best concrete contractor out there. Very honest and their work really reflects how great they are.
Mohammad had given me a reasonable price to concrete my backyard and the front driveway. I had doubt as usual because i ve dealt with many contractors who promised but never delivers. These guys are legit, they come in and did a beautiful job on our backyard and the front. Their guys are very skillful, they didn’t need to to build the wooden box and fill the cement. They did it with a big sweep and level the concrete with their eyes, which turns out to look very accurate and natural.
I highly recommend these guys!
Mohammad and his crew removed a porch from the front of my home and created a new front garden and walkway. They restored the original facade, repaired the cornice and reopened three windows that had been bricked over under the porch.
Their work is really good and I would recommend them for all of your concrete and masonry needs. We are really pleased with the job.
Mohammad was the 4th contractor I invited to examine my roof leak and he was the only one who made me feel confident. He is prompt, professional, and very knowledgeable. He laid out the options and took time to explain the possible causes and the ways his team would investigate them.
Mohammad and his team were always on time, cleaned up after themselves, and generally acted in a very respectful and professional way not often common with contractors in NY.
After the initial fix, he and his team came back twice when I noticed that there was still a little bit of a leak on the side of the main affected area (which is super common with roof leaks). They were always happy to take another look and make the fix even after the bill was paid.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Mohammad and his team.
I recently just finished a full Brownstone Facade Replacement. I wanted to detail my experience so that others can benefit from it.
Property Address: 313 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, New York 11216
I purchased the property on August 11th, 2014.
The paint on the Facade was peeling very badly. It looked really bad and one part of the windows had some cement that seemed as though it could fall off.
I decided to hire someone to power wash the facade so I can see if it was worth just repainting it or if the Facade as really bad, have it replaced.
Well, after the power wash, I couldn’t believe all the holes which had appeared from years of deterioration and layers of paint. It was a complete mess and it really looked dangerous. I knew it was time for me to look for someone to do a complete Facade replacement.
For about 1 month, I had several contractors come over to give me estimates. That included A. Malek, Excellence, Abbedin, etc. and lastly, Progressive Contracting run by Mohammad Hossain. The location is 88 Church Ave and his phone number is 347-341-3808.
After speaking with Mohammad for a while so I can understand the process which included removing all the old Layers of cement until we get to the Brick, then apply the Rough Coat, the Slurry Coat, the Scratch Coat and finally, the Brownstone Coat. It was at that point that I decided Progressive Contracting with Mohammad would be the best to use not only because he came in a the most reasonable price, but also because he really took the time to explain to me the details of the entire restoration/replacement.
I negotiated to have the entire Facade and Stoop restored, the Cornice scraped and repainted, the iron gates scraped and repainted, the inside of the stoop redone with Brownstone, the front yard concrete redone and also to repair any damage which eventually revealed itself such as very large gaps approximately the size of a rectangle around 1 foot by 3 foot hole in the facade which was covered up by paint. I can’t even understand how that gap could have happened, but after the old layers were removed, I am so glad that I had hired someone to make these repairs.
The first thing that Mohammad did was pull the permits for the Scaffolding. It’s really key to make sure that you have all the permits in place. He then showed me the Insurance. I bet that there are unscrupulous contractors out there that won’t even bother protecting the owners from liability. So I was glad that Mohammad showed me all his Rigging Licenses, the Scaffolding Permit, and the Insurance that he took out on the job.
By Early December 2014, Mohammad put up the Scaffolding. He then had his crew begin work on removing the layers.
Sometime at the end of December, the Scratch coat was placed on and the waiting time for the Scratch coat to cure took us to Spring.
The crew then started the final coat. Because the old Facade was so warn out, the Crew had to use the next door Brownstone to see the details. They immaculately reproduced the details into the final coat.
Once the Facade and Cornice was finished, the Scaffolding went down and it revealed a really awesome Job! I can’t tell you how happy I was with the job! Anyone can come to my place and see it a I posted the address above.
Mohammad then worked on the Front Cement and then I also hired him for the Sidewalk.
Everything was done a few weeks ago around June 15th.
I have to say it was a real pleasure working with Mohammad and his crew. They worked hard and did an excellent Job!
Maintaining a brownstone is no easy task. It’s also no easy task to find a quality contractor that understands the importance of maintaining the integrity of these beautiful pieces of Brooklyn history. There were several improvements I sought to have done in my home within the next few years and I started with the brownstone and brick work on my stoop. I found Mohammed and his team on Brownstoner and gave him a call. He took a full inventory of the work I was requesting and gave me an estimate the next day. Before agreeing I also asked to see his previous work to ensure it was of the quality and craftsmanship I was looking for. We drove around Bed-Stuy take a look at a variety of projects and it all looked professional. In summer 2014 Muhammed completed work on the brownstone of my stoop/steps, pointing of the entire front facade and repainting of the window frames. Later in the Fall, when I was having trouble with the hinges on my front door, he and his contractors reframed the door and scraped/stained the wood. I’ve been thoroughly pleased with all the work he has done and certainly plan on using him for the many other improvements I would like done in the future!
Mohammed is very professional and what impressed us most was his courtesy in returning our calls promptly. So many companies you call never even call back but not Progressive. We were really hoping to have our sidewalk replaced this Fall and it was getting kind of late in the season. Mohammed scheduled an appointment with us right away for an estimate and came even earlier than expected. His team did a beautiful job. They arrived early on both days as our sidewalk is double width and our tree pit needed to be enlarged as well. Mohammed was there checking on the job making sure everything was going smooth and always keeping us in the loop. We highly recommend them. You won’t be disappointed. In the spring we hope to use him again for other projects. Thank you so much Mohammed!
Millions thanks to Mohammad and his team. Mo as the supervisor and the manager of this company but he is here to control and order eveeything to get the job done whole morning with very responsible and careful to fix my leaking problem，I would like to say that I 100% trust this team and appreciate for what he done of the work，very good working attitude and fast，accountable company that I have never seen before. Thanks.
Mohammad and his team did an excellent job redoing our cement front walkway and repairing cement work in our backyard. There was some extra work that he did after noticing more damage — which he did without changing his price. He is professional and very easy to work with! His workers were precise in their craft and really took care to clean up. Neighbors were so impressed that we got a few requests for Mohammad’s number. Thank you Mohammad!
They repaired prior shoddy work on my brownstone porch & replaced my limestone steps. The owner Mohammad worked with me, they’re affordable, polite, detail oriented, punctual & neat. They just finished and this is my first review, that is how pleased I am with their work! I’m going to definitely use them again and I highly recommend them.
I used Progressive Contracting to rebuild the sidewalk for my brownstone. The team did an excellent job, and Mohammad was very responsive and helpful. Most of all, the price was very reasonable. Highly recommended.
We hired Progressive Contracting to apply aluminum coating and fix a leaky roof. They also power washed our floors and applied concrete coating. The floor looks great! There was a few leak spots still on our roof but Mohammad came and fixed it right away. His customer service is GREAT. His prices are very reasonable too. We know who to call next time!
Thank you Mohammed and team…My porch looks great, it was in dreadful condition after this past winter and now it looks like new. Thank you again for a great job!
Can’t recommend Progressive highly enough! They are polite, professional, easy to work with, and affordable. Mohammad is incredibly responsive and was able to work with my crazy schedule. They did excellent work repairing my leaking foundation, and are now my go-to with everything from custom woodwork to painting. I see some reviews saying it’s hard to reach them – I never had that issue, but I always called their number directly. Mohammad actually tends to respond to calls and emails within an hour or two, so I’d recommend just calling directly instead of through Yelp. Definitely worth getting an estimate from them!
I hired Mohammad and his team to rebuild the front steps of my house. They did a demolition of the old broken brick steps and rebuilt a new one with limestones landing and slabs on red brick risers.
They were quick and very neat with the construction. Mohammad was responsive on phone and text messages.
I would consider hiring them again for my next home improvement projects.