By: Jim Butcher | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2015
Building relationships with honesty, solid communications and doing the job right the first time, on time, remains the focus of Edgar Lopez and his Tulsa Construction & Landscape company. Edgar is shown here with his wife, Layli, and 16-month-old son, Leonardo. (Photo by Tricia Hurst Photography.)
With a love for creating beautiful landscapes and for building things, Edgar Lopez’s two-year-old Tulsa Construction & Landscape is significantly growing, while remaining focused on providing old-fashioned, high-quality service with customer satisfaction. Edgar has 10 years of experience in the construction industry.
“Tulsa Construction & Landscape will help homeowners design and build their dreams, and help make the process easy and enjoyable,” says Lopez. “We are a general contracting firm with a core of six experienced employees that provides both residential handyman and commercial construction services to Tulsa, Jenks, Bixby, Broken Arrow and Owasso.”
“We also design, install and repair retaining walls,” he explains. Retaining walls have a variety of purposes, from creating terraces to helping a homeowner control erosion and reduce the amount of grass to mow.
You may be considering a water feature for your yard. A water garden is a great accent to any landscape. Some are man-made ponds designed by a landscaping expert to hold both flora and fauna, and some ponds even feature gold and koi fish.
If you love water but aren’t in the market for a water feature, perhaps you would prefer a swimming pool for fun and exercise. Whatever your needs are, Lopez wants to discuss your project regardless of size, cost or complexity.
Lopez, a graduate of Union High School who moved to the United States from Honduras 14 years ago with his mother and brother, emphasizes that he and everyone associated with his company “will do everything to meet your expectations.”
The number one goal of Lopez is to build relationships with customers based upon doing an outstanding job, being honest and having sound communication. Lopez believes that these relationships are very important and will be extremely beneficial to both the customer and Lopez’s company in the long run. “I believe if a customer is treated fairly from start to finish it will be best for everyone. I want everyone to know that I don’t cut corners. I do the job right and get it done on time.”
“While my company is relative new, our commitment to client satisfaction is apparent in every aspect of our business. The quality of our workmanship shows from custom tile jobs or home remodeling to commercial build-outs, repairs and renovations. No job is too large or small,” he said. “We will provide you with a seamless, turn-key operation on a wide variety of construction services.”
Please consider the following when you are choosing a contractor:
Past Experience. Look for contractors with a good track record. Also, established contractors may charge extra professional fees due to their well established brands. Sometimes, newer contractors with fewer projects can be an economical alternative as long as you check references on their projects.
Guarantee. You must always look for guarantee as well as the quality of work. Never get into a contract without any obligations or guarantees from the contractor. Lopez wants his customers to know he guarantees his work and materials 100 percent.
References. It’s important you validate a contractor’s previous experience. When possible, personally visit places they have landscaped. Get in touch with past customers to get feedback on their service.
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Jim Butcher is a retired, award-winning newspaperman who continues to write as a freelance writer and photographer. He owned the Tulsa Front Page weekly and was executive editor to Neighbor Newspapers' 13 metro newspapers. Currently, he writes for Value News and has become a paid assignment screenwriter, along with a University of Oklahoma professor who wrote Brad Pitt's first feature film. His award-winning screenplay is on the historical Osage Indian Murders of the 1920s.