Testimonials

Pam McClenathan

  • Whole House Improvement
    We originally hired JCT to design and build a custom home.  However, we found a property that we felt was perfect for us and purchased an existing home with separate building used as a workshop.  John was great during the entire process.  We really thought he did a great job.  The jobsite was always clean.  Projects were done right the first time.  John and his crew were always on time and all were very easy to work with.  John seemed dedicated to making the project perfect and pays close attention to detail.  
    We are very happy with our new home and with the quality and customer service of John, all of his subcontractors, and his office staff.  We would definitely hire JCT again for any project we may have.  I will be recommending JCT to all of my friends and family

Carolyn Cox

  • Major Remodel – Workshop to Casita
    I recently moved from California to Arizona to be with my daughter.  We hired JCT to convert a workshop into a beautiful casita.  JCT did not disappoint.  He did a great job on the remodel of the main house and committed to this project.  John is very detail-oriented.  He was a perfectionist and paid attention to even the smallest thing.  He was always on time for his commitments, and I was impressed with the coordination between JCT and all of the subcontractors working on the project.  I was also impressed with John’s good time management and customer service skills.  I appreciated the excellent products used and the professionals who worked on the project.  John always returned calls and make himself available for whatever we needed.  John listened to our preferences and plans, and made any adjustments promptly.  I am so happy with my under-cabinet lighting and the outlets that are hidden under the cabinet.  I am finding it to be very convenient.
    I would most definitely hire JCT again for any project and would not hesitate to recommend John and his team for any upcoming project.  Terri, his office manager, was very creative and also provided excellent service.  I am looking forward to a new friendship with John and am enjoying my new home.

John W.

 

  • General Remodeling - This was a great experience. We are preparing the house to move back in, relocating from San Francisco back to Phoenix. We have had tenants in the house for 6 years. While we had great tenants for those 6 years that took very good care of our home, we wanted to start fresh with new paint. The paint is just one project, but clearly a critical one. This project was completed while we were still remote in San Francisco, but I was able to fly in to get an estimate for the project, look at a couple of color swatches on the wall to make final selections, and then to see the final project. John kept me informed throughout the project and I observed enough of his crew's work to see how professional and careful they were to provide the highest possible quality. It was clear that his crew wanted to do the best work they could do. I was able to be there mid-project and was impressed with how careful they had been to prepare for the work and cover floors, counters, light fixtures, ceiling fans, everything. During the project, I had someone come and look at our tile floors for cleaning and sealing and they were impressed at how well everything in the house was covered so that no paint residue would be left. I saw the final product on April 1, 2015, and was in awe of the quality of the work. It looked like a new home. Thank you Thank you Thank you Tarasco for a GREAT job. We will definitely be calling Tarasco for future work on our home and I HIGHLY recommend them. Painted the entire interior of our home. Walls, ceilings, trim, and the garage. The work also included repairing water damage in the garage and replacing some drywall in the garage ceiling.

 

Carol Caroff, Pinaccle Vistas Homeowners’ Association, Gold Canyon, AZ

“The purpose of this letter is to highly recommend J.C. TARASCO COMPANY.  I was the chairperson of the Painting Committee for Pinnacle Vistas Homeowners Association, a 200-unit complex in Mountainbrook Village in Gold Canyon, Arizona.

The committee met with five painting contractors to discuss the work that needed to be done.  All members of the committee were extremely impressed with the presentation made by John Tarasco.  He spoke in depth about what he would do, materials he would use, and in particular, the high quality of the work that he and his workers would perform.  His professional manner and demonstration of his knowledge of what needed to be done assured that committee members, that, if he was awarded the contract, the job would be completed with the highest quality possible.

We again met with John as he presented his bid and reviewed the contract.  He again emphasized that perfectionism would be the order of the day – each and every day.  The presentation was thorough and professional.  It was the unanimous decision of the committee to recommend to the Board of Directors that J.C. Tarasco be awarded the contract.

The Board approved our recommendation.  When the work began, I realized how blessed we were to be working with such a perfectionist.  During the first set of units to be painted, John and I discussed various aspects of the job.  It was important to John that everything was done to our complete satisfaction.

John is an onsite person, working right along with his skilled and proficient crew.  He is very approachable and homeowners were comfortable discussing the work with him.  John very capably handed a few difficult homeowners with patience, empathy and flexibility.  Not only did he fulfill all responsibilities of the contract, but he offered at the discretion of each homeowner, the option of having their security doors painted and/or replacing side trim pieces on the garage at an additional cost to the homeowner.  Cans of touch-up paint were also supplied to anyone requesting them at no cost to the homeowner.

The preparation work was thorough and the painting was exemplary.  Every day the crew cleaned up and placed all equipment and materials in a storage unit supplied to JC Tarasco.  The same day that the job was completed, the storage unit was removed and the area around it cleaned.

Before John arrived, our complex was in need of a facelift.  J.C. Tarasco truly fulfilled that need!  Our complex is now extremely impressive.  As the chairperson of the Painting Committee, I have been the recipient of numerous compliments pertaining to the first-rate job John’s company accomplished.  He not only met our expectations, but went far beyond them.  It was a pleasure to work with John, a true professional and an expert in all aspects of a painting job.

One year after the job was completed, we had one minor problem and within one week of contacting John, the problem was resolved.  Here is a person who definitely stands behind his work!

J.C. Tarasco has my highest endorsement for your painting needs.  I recommend his company without reservation.


CV M., Casa Grande, AZ

“Painted the house, varnished and refinished the wood, excellent crew, finished on time and on budget.  Many details handled professionally.  Great at clean-up.  Helped with a few extras, too.  Some roof and electrical fixes.  I saw the nice job he did on our neighbor’s house and asked for a quote.  All was well and at a good time for all considering we only a few months of nice weather.”

 

Don S., Casa Grande, AZ

“Painted outside of our home, painted exterior wood deck and pool deck.  Cut opening and installed new window.  John was under our budget, performed the work on schedule, the quality of the work was excellent and completed in a professional manner.”

Harry & Michelle D., Mesa, AZ

“I believe it will be 4 years this summer that John did a complete remodel of our kitchen and we also had all the flooring replaced in our home.  When I say remodel, I mean to say that it was completely gutted and we started from scratch.  When talking through what we wanted John led us through different avenues and ideas and he came up with several ideas, based on what we were wanting, that we never would have thought of.  Little things that made a huge difference in the final look.  The final product was absolutely fabulous!!  He also did custom baseboards and they look great!  He is meticulous and clean in his work, which only shows his dedication to getting it right and making his customers happy.

I must say that when we were talking through the process, John told us it would  be done in a certain number of weeks.  When I told friends about that,, pretty much all of them said don’t be surprised if it takes 3 months and would proceed to tell me horror stories of how long they were without kitchens or bathrooms because of various delays from the companies they used.  It was highly important to me to not have my house in an uproar and torn up for an extended period of time.  John was down to practically the hour of when he expected to finish.  I had some custom cabinets being made and they delayed the finish by only a few days… less than a week.  That was insignificant to me and was so thrilled when everything down to the last screw was in!  We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our kitchen and other work he did for us overall!!  We plan to upgrade our bathrooms at some point, and I won’t have ANYONE but John do them.  I’ve told him this, but THANK YOU, John, for ALL the great work!!  We LOVE that kitchen every day we’re in it!!! ??”

Herbert M., Coolidge, AZ

“Painted exterior of home.  My wife and I have been discussing painting the exterior of our home for several months.  Like everyone, we were concerned with dealing with contractors that are not reliable.  Fortunately, our neighbor was having his house painted using John Tarasco’s company.  We contacted John and he arrived at our home at the arranged time to discuss our house painting project.  During his visit, he provided much information and several suggestions.  He later provided all details of our conversation in a contract proposal.  The contract was accurate in every way.  The agreed upon price both my wife and I thought was very fair.  Before, during and after the project John was always promptly available by phone or, if needed, in person to answer any questions.  The project was finished on time and completely to our satisfaction.  I continued to be impressed with his employees.  As other projects come along, we’ll be calling John.  I will not hesitate to recommend him to friends and neighbors have done so already.

Don S., Casa Grande, AZ

“Painted outside of our home, painted exterior wood deck and pool deck.  Cut opening and installed new window.  John was under our budget, performed the work on schedule, the quality of the work was excellent and completed in a professional manner.”

Jack M., Gilbert, AZ

“My wife and I completely rebuilt our 1972 house.  It was gutted to the 4 block walls and the interior studs, cement floor and the underside of the roof.  John’s crew did most of the rebuild and we LOVE our new home.  We had and don’t have any issues with any of the work.  John’s crew and John himself were a pleasure to work with.”

Jan S., Tempe, AZ

“Painted house interior, drywall repair, replaced a baseboard, touched up exterior.  John Tarasco has painted for us many times, inside and out, in the last 8 years.  He is very professional, always early, always promptly returns phone calls and does impeccable work.  He and his crew are polite, friendly and attentive to detail.  They are very careful in prepping the area and leave no drips or messes.  John writes a very specific contract, so both parties know exactly what is involved.  They start the job on time and stay with it until completion.”

Jerry S., Casa Grande, AZ

“We have hired JC Tarasco for three separate jobs and have been very pleased with his work each time.  The first job was placing stonework on our fireplace, the second was an exterior paint job and the last one, just completed was a renovation of all bathrooms and a repaint of the interior.

John cares about your home as if it was his home.  He looks for the best quality products at the best price.  He constantly works with the tradespeople to make sure the job is being done right, sometimes asking them to start over if he is not satisfied!

John organizes his tradespeople to minimize the time it takes to complete the project.  He maintains a clean jobsite and he keeps you informed every step of the way. I highly recommend JC Tarasco.”

John W.. Phoenix, AZ

“Painting the entire interior of our home.  Walls, ceilings, trim and the garage.  The work also included repairing water damage in the garage and replacing some drywall in the garage ceiling.

This was a great experience.  We are preparing the house to move back in, relocating from San Francisco back to Phoenix.  We have had tenants in the house for 6 years.  While we had great tenants for those 6 years that took very good care of our home, we wanted to start fresh with new paint.  The paint is just one project, but clearly a critical one.

The project was completed while we were still in San Francisco, but I was able to fly in to get an estimate for the project, look at a couple of color swatches on the wall to make final selections, and then to see the final project.  John kept me informed throughout the project and I observed enough of his crew’s work to see how professional and careful they were to provide the highest quality.  It was clear that his crew wanted to do the best work they could do.

I was able to be there mid-project and was impressed with how careful they had been to prepare for the work and cover floors, counters, light fixtures, ceiling fans, everything.  During the project, I had someone come and look at our tile floors for cleaning and sealing and they were impressed at how well everything in the house was covered so that no paint residue would be left.

I saw the final product on April 1, 2015 and was in awe of the quality of the work.  It looked like a new home.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you Tarasco for a GREAT job.  We will definitely be calling Tarasco for future work on our home and HIGHLY recommend them.”

Kristi B., Chandler, AZ

“Complete interior and exterior paint, including baseboards, ceiling drywall repair (excellent job on this), carpet installation, new light fixtures and fans, kitchen countertop installation, appliance installation (dishwasher, range/oven), refurbished the kitchen counters.  It all went very well.  Mr. Tarasco showed up on time, completed the job on time, communicated well throughout the process, seemed very knowledgeable as a general contractor, made good suggestions and left things very clean and in good order when job was completed.”

Larry M., Scottsdale, AZ

“Wow.  I have always been afraid of contractors as there are so many bad ones.  But John was a true professional.  He takes pride in his work and is a perfectionist.  Every detail is taken care of in the proper manner.  He was a pleasure to work with and in all my years this is one of the few times I can say it was perfect.  Thanks John.”

Marie D.

“JC Tarasco Painting painted the exterior of our home the end of October 2010, and they did an outstanding job.  John and his crew were always on time and professional.  They were neat and cleaned the site upon completion of the job.  Our home looks beautiful, and my husband and I would highly recommend Tarasco Painting.  Thank you, John.”

Mary E., Casa Grande, AZ

“Construct an enclosure for trash cans and a few small items.  Cinder blocks, poured concrete walkway, painting to match surrounding building, custom gate.

John walked the area personally and mapped out what was needed and approved by HOA.  They came, they built, they finished without any problems or oversight.  Very professional.”

Matt L., Casa Grande, AZ

“I was very impressed with how punctual the crew was and how they kept their workspace very clean.  After every day of work, they would put all of their tools away, and left our yard very clean and tidy.  They did a lot of prep work, more than I thought they would.  They stayed on schedule and finished early.  They were not the cheapest, but I feel like the workmanship and attention to detail was superb.  I would hire them again in a heartbeat.”

Pam McClenathan

We originally hired JCT to design and build a custom home.  However, we found a property that we felt was perfect for us and purchased an existing home with separate building used as a workshop.  John was great during the entire process.  We really thought he did a great job.  The jobsite was always clean.  Projects were done right the first time.  John and his crew were always on time and all were very easy to work with.  John seemed dedicated to making the project perfect and pays close attention to detail.  
We are very happy with our new home and with the quality and customer service of John, all of his subcontractors, and his office staff.  We would definitely hire JCT again for any project we may have.  I will be recommending JCT to all of my friends and family.

Melba C., Coolidge, AZ

“The job was done very professionally.  My husband and I were pleased with the quality of work.  John made sure he didn’t miss any detail no matter how small.  His workers were very cordial and courteous.  They answered any questions I had.  John was on the job at all times working right alongside his workers and making sure everything was taken care of.  The cleanup after the job was unbelievable you wouldn’t even know they were here.  I would recommend him for any job.  The people he has working for him work very well as a team.  His workers made sure everything was cleaned up after the job was completed.  I would have JC Tarasco back in my home any time to do work.” “Removed existing window and replaced it with a sliding glass door.”

Robert S., Mesa, AZ

“Prepare, repair and paint exterior of house, shed, perimeter masonry walls and decorative landscaping pony walls.
We previously used JC Tarasco Painting in 2003 – they did such an excellent job then, theirs was the only quote we needed this time.  The quality of their last job lasted 11 years.  We couldn’t imagine anyone doing better than what John did the last time.  John personally answered the phone every time I called, and showed up promptly for estimate appointment.  He explained in detail the steps the project would entail, the quality of the products to be used, and the time frame for start and completion of the project.  Project started and ended on time.  The crew shoed up daily on time, and left the site clean at the end of the day.

The crew was neat, courteous, and informed us daily of their progress and plans for the next day.  Their preparation and attention to detail was second to none.  They did an excellent job masking off window frames, patio fans, light fixtures and accent tile.  They were careful to protect our new pool deck.  John personally inspects the job at the end to make sure it meets his high standards.

Overall, the project turned out better than expected.  We would not hesitate to use JC Tarasco for any of our future painting needs.”

Robert , Casa Grande, AZ

“The crew that worked onsite were most pleasant and very professional.  From start to finish, they did everything they could to avoid disturbing us.  The only tmie we knew they were on the job was an occasional bark from our two dogs.  Once the job was done, the work area was totally cleaned up and every effort was made to look as though they had never been there.  The crew foreman Hector was one of the most pleasant gentleman to work with I have ever encountered when having this type of work done.  I will not hesitate to use JC TARASCO CONSTRUCTION & PAINTING for any future projects”.

Constructed a 233’ block wall, 6’ high of 8x8x16 brown block for the back perimeter of our home.  The project also included a 12’ RV gate for access to our back yard.

Robert G. Chandler, AZ / San Diego, CA

“Complete renovation of a rental home to prep for sale.  John was great.  He took ownership of the project like it was his own.  I was out of town.  He took care of all the details from product selection to installation.  The house is now on the market.”

Richard K., Arizona City, AZ

“He built a 25’ x 35’ finished garage to match the existing house.  I am very satisfied.”

Nathan B., Maricopa, AZ

“JC and his team did an outstanding job.  All the work was done professionally and in a timely manner.  They were very accommodating to our schedule and respectful of the fact that we still had to live in the home during the whole process.  They did an outstanding job being clean and courteous in our home.  We were informed of the work that was happening.  My wife and I now have the kitchen and bathrooms we have always wanted.  John was great with coming out to the home prior to even beginning the project and help us through the initial stages of the project.  When it came time to receive our bid, we were presented with a very well laid out proposal with everything that was to be done.  There were no hidden costs or fees or confusing lingo that we had to overcome.  The process was so smooth and seamless; we could not be happier with how the job turned out.  I will definitely be contacting and working with JC TARASCO CONSTRUCTION CO again in the future for any home projects we have planned.”

“We had new granite countertops installed in both the kitchen and bathrooms.  New tile flooring installed in 70% of the home, including the kitchen and bathrooms.  Leveled a breakfast bar from the kitchen.  Converted a walk-in den/office into an official third bedroom by framing in a door and building a closet.  Did all touch-up paint and put in new baseboards in the whole home.  Installed a kitchen island complete with electrical.  Installed new cabinets in the laundry room.”

Sandy H., Florence, AZ

“We were very happy with all of the work.  John makes sure the work is done to your complete satisfaction.  There was an issue with the cleanliness of the flooring job, but John took care of it right away.”
Install French doors, complete interior paint and complete flooring.

Michelle D., Gilbert, AZ

“One of my biggest concerns with a remodel was how long it would take and the quality.  One of the things I valued so much about John Tarasco is his timeline along with the quality of work.  He plans everything out to a T, and does everything he can to stick to that.  I had heard horror stories by friends of mine who had remodels done by other companies and that we’d be lucky if it was done in 3-6 months.  I didn’t mind… one week only, and I had the most fabulous kitchen EVER!  During the design phase, John had also given us some suggestions on things that would make it look even better.  He was right!  Here it is, 4 years later and I still love my kitchen as much as when he first completed it.

We’re saving up to have both of our bathrooms remodeled and we won’t have anyone but John Tarasco do them.  The quality of his work is beyond worth waiting for.  We can hardly wait!!”

“John Tarasco Construction Co did a complete kitchen remodel along with replacing the flooring in our entire house.  The remodel completely gutting the kitchen, new cabinets, granite countertops, appliances, lighting/electrical, flooring, painting.  With replacing the flooring, it also included replacing some of the baseboards so they were custom.  John also replaced a back, outside wall of our house that had gotten water damaged from a sprinkler head, then eroded by the heat over the years.”

Nate C., Eloy, AZ

“I have never been so satisfied by work of this type, as I was with JC Tarasco Construction Co.  I will call them FIRST, if and when I have another project.

Basement steel window wells were corroded and needed to be replaced, adjacent to load-bearing pads.  Existing concrete flatwork needed to be saw-cut and removed without disturbing the load-bearing pads.  Excavation was done by hand.  Nearby water line was not affected.  New work was 8x8x16 concrete blocks on reinforced footing, tied into existing foundation with heavy rebar for a secure bond against future movement.  Block work was steel-reinforced vertically, and a heavy crown bond bar was placed around the top course before the entire wall was fully grouted.  The exterior of the new retainer was fully coated with water-proofing material, and finally topped with 8x16 caps.  Backfill was packed and soil brought to grade.  Waste materials were removed from the site.  Workers were friendly, diligent in their work and skilled in their trade.

Terri K., Casa Grande, AZ

“John is the best.  He gave me a very detailed estimate, making sure to explain all of the work to be done, materials to be used and how much the project would cost.  The price was very fair.  After the work was completed, I felt I received more than what I paid for.  His honesty, professionalism and workmanship was impeccable.  I have a hard time trusting someone to come into my home and make decision for me, but JCT did an amazing job with that.  My new kitchen is beautiful and the remodel was done better than the original.  John’s crew, Fernando and all of the other tradesmen were professional, courteous and respectful of my time and property.  I appreciate the clean jobsite.  My project was completed on time and on budget.  I am truly grateful for everything JCT did for me and for the wonderful job they did.  I won’t allow anyone other than JCT to manage any of my future projects.”