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“This was a major project expense wise and we wanted to be sure the company hired to do the job was licensed, qualified, professional and pulled building permits with the city as a part of the company’s standard business practice. We contacted Mark and he was quick to respond to our call and schedule an appointment to provide an estimate. He was prompt, courteous and confirmed what we assumed needed to be done. He also provided options for us to consider on whether to retain some of the old garage floor or replace it entirely. His estimate matched his observations and was detailed, broken out by project segments and clearly written. We also liked the fact that Mark would be leading and working on the project himself along with a small crew. The project started and finished within the time frames promised, the area was kept as clean as possible throughout and passed the city’s inspection. Mark will return in the Spring to lay a cement pad by the garage door. While we didn’t like the fact that we had to do this job, we couldn’t have been more pleased with the end result, the expertise and professionalism of Mark and his crew.”
Duane Bosch
“Personable, low key, knowledgeable. Provided the best price and the quality of the work was above expectations.”
Cheryl Reijon
“Mark built/poured new entry steps and sidewalk to my home. I am very satisfied. It was a worry-free experience; the price was about 20% less than 2 other bids that I obtained from other Angie’s List providers. Mark went the extra-mile by patching the stucco damage that was a natural result of the rebuild. I was comfortable with Mark and feel like I got a good deal.”
Shanna Sadeh
“Owner was on the job along side his crew every minute. Was punctual, efficient, experienced, and great to work with. Inspired a lot of confidence. Crew was very courteous, and friendly. Very hard working, cleaned up nicely and performed a final check.”
Carolyn Chuba
“I received a recommendation from my neighbor who had J & M do their garage apron and a couple years later their front sidewalk (and I looked them up on Angie’s List). Mark was prompt to respond with a quote and an estimated start date (concrete work is weather dependent). He answered all my questions and was very knowledgeable. He called a week before the estimated start date and verified the day before. They arrived on time and finished removing the old concrete/asphalt and set up the underlayment and forms the first morning. They poured and finished the sidewalk/apron and garage floor (which required different concrete) the next morning as promised. They were as quiet as possible, respectful of both my family and my neighbors and cleaned up everything. Mark explained when we could walk and drive on it. It looks wonderful and we have had compliments from visitors and neighbors. J & M is a family owned and run company (his wife does the bookkeeping and his son was part of the work team Mark supervised).”
Trudy Wilson
“J&M replaced a walkway from our house to the street. It involved a curve and a series of steps including the stoop. They had to tear out the old walkway and put in new. Mark recommended a pattern and colors and showed pictures of finished products using those colors. A nice touch is that his bids were emailed to me so that I didn’t have to wait for them in the mail. That really helped the process go quickly. Mark and Jane (who handles the Web site and emails) were responsive by email and phone. Mark was here when he said he would be. He started the job exactly on time. It was finished in three days (not counting 2 weekend days and 1 rain day). When he anticipated significant rain that would harm the new cement he called the night before to let me know. The work turned out beautifully and we’ve had many compliments on our new sidewalk. (At least one neighbor has already gotten an estimate from Mark for work in their yard.) He graded the walkway slightly as he promised he would to solve a standing water problem that we had previously. The sealant was done in such a way that it was shiny but still offered good traction. Everything was exactly as promised. I am so pleased with the colors he recommended because they compliment our house, roof and landscape mulch wonderfully. My husband was staring out at the sidewalk the other day after returning from a 2-week business trip. His comment: (‘That looks really good!’)”
Patti Siefert
“A bid was submitted a day after I requested one. They were by far the most reasonable bid that I had received. I called Mark with a few questions, and he was very professional and patient in answering all of them. I gave him the go ahead to do the work which was to tear out and replace two sets of stairs and the sidewalk between them. Mark kept in touch with me as to when they would be able to do the work, and showed up promptly on the day he said he would. The project was completed in the amount of time he said it would take, and came in at the estimated price. They did a great job cleaning up after themselves and were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend them, and will use them again in the future.”
Ann Tuttila
“They are extremely professional. The quote and deliverables were clearly explained, they started when they said they would, all were very polite and respectful, and the job was done well and on time.”
Walter Cairns
“Mark was very pleasant to work with. Always on time to appointments and returned every phone call. Completed the job in 2 half-days and it looks great.”
Mary Anne Larson
“Very quick work. They came in a week early due to bad weather outdoors, and did the whole job in one day. They covered the floors and were careful to clean up the mess. Mark knew right away what needed to be done when other contractors were clueless, and they did the job for much cheaper than others were bidding.”
Nicholas and Sarah Coult
“Very competitive in price and really nice guy to work with. Very friendly and thorough. He will go way above the call of duty and several of my neighbors have used him and they have been very happy with him.”
Joseph Martin
Thank you to you and your team for putting in my patio. It looks great! I was so happy that you were, once again, able to help me out. I have a huge amount of trust in your company. I wish you, your family, and your employees a happy and safe holiday season.
Dear Mark,
You and your guys were great. If you need a testimonial or recommendation, please let me know. We think you’re tops. Thanks again.
Hi Mark,
Thanks for helping us with all of our questions and concerns regarding our basement. We appreciate your patience as we gathered all our information. We look forward to doing business with you during November.
Mary & Mike
Thanks so much for such excellent service on our sidewalk! We LOVE how it looks. Thanks also for answering our questions so politely and being so conscientious of our yard, gate and fence. We’ll recommend you to anyone can’t wait to work with you again! Thanks!
David Cox & Jeni Heinenz
Thank you for doing such good work it was appreciated.
Kay Fisker
Thanks again for the good work. I’d be happy to tell friends about your promptness & professionalism.
Thank you! The window wells and rock look so much better – hopefully it keeps the moisture out of the basement too – I’m sure it will.
Lisa Schwab
Hi Mark!
Again, our sincerest thanks to you & your crew for helping us fix our foundation & water problems right. It wasn’t an easy job, but you sure made it look that way. You’ve provided us with the peace of mind knowing that whenever it rains again, that we’ll be dry & our foundation won’t be going anywhere for that we’re truly grateful. We’ll be happy to be a good reference for you. May blessings abound for J&M Concrete!
Sincerely, Jeff & Jacquie
Thank you for the outstanding work you did on my garage and driveway. You and your crew are outstanding young men and if you ever need references please feel free to include me in your “fan list.” I hope you all have a wonderful fall and continue to do what you love. Thank you
Donna Schroeder
To whom it may concern:
I am writing this letter to highly recommend Mark Schroeder with J & M Concrete and Waterproofing. He and his workmen displayed excellent work habits and very professional workmanship in the basement wall replacement project they recently did for my mother in Columbia Heights. Being in the construction trade myself, I can appreciate the following attributes:
1. Their original bid was all-inclusive; there were no surprises.
2. They avoided extra cost by removing material by hand rather than using heavy machinery.
3. They started and ended the project on schedule.
4. They cleaned up and secured the work area each day before leaving.
5. They worked efficiently all day long.
6. They followed and exceeded accepted building practices.
7. They did things over and above the scope of our agreement to ensure my mother’s safety and comfort.
I was more than satisfied with the outcome of the project.
Please feel free to contact me for further details.
Sandy Brodin 14152 Tall Timbers Trail Crosslake, MN 56442
Dear Mark:
In 1997 you replaced the apron of my garage. It still looks great! On September 13, 2001 you and your crew made an ugly front patio beautiful! You did it all in one day. When I came home that night it was all finished – like magic – and other than your beautiful work, you left nothing – no debris, no mountains of dirt you obviously had to move, and no sign that a major project had taken place that day. I just thought I’d tell you how much I appreciate your good work! I think it’s worth a letter of recommendation to Angie’s list ( and around here, I’ll spread the word! Thanks for a well-done job!
Rita Reinecker 8644 Second Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420
Dear Mark,
We cannot express how thankful we are for your services there at J&M Concrete. No one was more skeptical or apprehensive than us when it came to hiring out a contractor to fix our foundation. We had trusted a different contractor with the work prior to hiring you and was scammed. So, we felt like there were no contractors out there who would advocate our best interest and fix the continued foundational problems at hand. After interviewing several other contractors for the job, including one who was referred to us by our licensed structural engineer, we are so glad we chose you. You delivered the absolute best service, value, and peace of mind. We needed a lot of work to be done that included core filling our basement walls and recommended exterior and interior drain tile. For as much as we changed our minds and brought other proposals to you, you were so gracious and accommodating, going way above and beyond the call of duty. You didn’t skip a beat or cut corners. You delivered everything that was proposed and then some at a very reasonable price. There were no surprises, except the unexpected enforcement of exterior drain tile by the city inspector. Not only did you work with the city inspectors directly, you arranged all the work that is entailed with exterior drain tile (the excavating, waterproofing, etc,) without any hassle to us. In fact, our sons would love to see you guys dig a hole that size again! You and your crew were so courteous and professional. You definitely exceeded our expectations and were a total answer to prayer. Thanks to you, we now have a home whose foundation is as strong and DRY as a fortress. Of any contractor out there who does core filling, by far, you provide the best was of ensuring it gets done right. Our foundational nightmares have stopped thanks to you. Best of all, you have given us the faith we needed restored that there are dependable, hard working contractors of integrity whose goal is customer satisfaction. We’re so satisfied with your service, we would recommend you to anyone. Thanks again for your help Mark!
Jeff & Jacquie T

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