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***** James Steel Engineering is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 19 reviews!

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    During our 30+ years in Scotts Valley, we have had numerous companies bid on and seal our asphalt driveway. Our recent experience with James Steel in Ben Lomond has exceeded our expectations in every way, and he has provided a beautiful seal coat - the best job of anyone we have ever used.

    James made sure to keep us informed as to when he would be on the job, was very neat when sealing around retaining walls and the house, and performed the work at a fair price.

    His attention to detail and quality work are something that is hard to find these days - we will definitely be using him again!

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    James did an excellent job paving out RV pad/driveway. We are incredibly happy with it. He is very meticulous and takes pride in his work.

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    There's the old adage - "Cheap, Fast or Good, pick two". It is rare to find someone who can do all three, and when I do, I like to share it. Our 5,000 sqft asphalt driveway was a decade old, and was holding up okay - no cracks yet, but the weather was leaving it pitted and grey. I knew I was just biding my time unless I got it sealed soon. I had heard good things about James Steel Engineering, so I gave him a call. I was a little disappointed when he said he had a two week backlog, but figured it meant he did good work , and waited. He ended up with an opening sooner than he thought, so he came out and measured, and gave me a very competitive price. I had priced out doing it myself, and figured it would cost me more than half what he quoted, and would take me four full days, and I would not get results this good, so I agreed right then and there. He had an opening later in the week, so he got it done quick, and the results exceeded my expectations. Stop reading, go call him.

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    James and his team did an amazing job of sealing our weathered, sad-looking driveway. Quality service and very professional. We highly recommend.

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    We have a long driveway that was starting to look worn out and in need of repair. I called James Steel Engineering. James came out and looked at the driveway. He said we could wait another year or so before having it resurfaced...but, if we wanted to go ahead now (this was a year ago), he would give us a bid and could do the job. What?! A completely honest and forthright guy.
    We called James a little over a year later. He resurfaced the driveway and it is beautiful. His team is made up of perfectionists and professionals...I would (and have) recommend James over and over again. We could not be happier with his work!

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    Our driveway had not been resurfaced in about 25 years. James Steel Engineering gave us a competitive quote, communicated well, was on time at the worksite, and completed the work when he said he would. Would definitely recommend to others. Thanks James.

  • *****

    You cannot go wrong with James. We couldn't be happier with his quality of service and professionalism. James was easy to communicate with and really listened to what our needs were. We wanted to have our driveway asphalted in addition to laying down asphalt for a ramp for my disabled mother. James and his crew were great and I would absolutely work with them again if I need any type of paving work. I would give James my highest recommendation.

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    I heard about James through a friend and I am glad I hired him. He was on time, professional and very thorough with everything. The best part is he was efficient at what he did, which is really helpful when you have to work his services into your daily life. I would highly recommend using James for any job.

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    I read James Steel Engineering's Yelp reviews and took a chance. I'm so glad I did.

    When the recent storms further eroded our driveway and exposed the main water line to the house, James contacted and worked with the plumbing contractor to bring the plumbing up to code, then he repaired our driveway. James is professional and conscientious. He works hard and he works smart. My husband said, "It's important to James that he does good work." We highly recommend James Steel Engineering.

  • *****

    James was excellent he was on time and very fair with his pricing I checked around with other contractors as well he was a pleasure to deal with and I'll be using him in the future to maintain my driveway

  • *****

    We have a sloping driveway that was in need of some repairs before seal coating. After meeting with three experienced and apparently competent contractors with good histories, we chose James Steele. Working with him was exceptional in every way. He is very knowledgeable, professional and I want to emphasize, trustworthy. He will explain every part of the process so you know exactly what is needed and the quality you can expect. You will get quality. You will be happy. You will so glad you chose to work with him.

  • *****

    I know the integrity of this man, and will do everything possible to make sure each and every job is completed in a top notch manner. I have witnessed the process in which he and his team accomplish projects, and they are second to none!!!

  • *****

    We had a major drainage problem along the edge of our property that was starting to undermine the driveway. James had the most comprehensive and cost effective bid. They leveled and filled the area, paved over the section with asphalt and filled in above the asphalt to redirect the water. He and his team were very knowledgeable and professional and were wonderful to work with.

  • *****

    James Steel resealed our asphalt driveway. He showed up on time, cleaned the driveway, treated the oil stain another contractor had left, and finished the reseal in a morning. The driveway looks great. I appreciated his businesslike and friendly approach. Highly recommended.

  • *****

    EXCELLENT service and a beautiful job. Fixed major cracks and all other problems on large circular driveway. Very competitive prices! Thanks, James!

  • *****

    You'd be hard pressed to find a harder working guy than James Steel. Our driveway was patched and resealed during one of the hottest weeks in the San Lorenzo Valley this summer. His prices were solid, the work is terrific. I highly recommend him. We are ready for winter, Thanks James.

  • *****

    I contacted James Steel regarding repairing, build up an asphalt berm, and applying a thick seal coat for our driveway. James answered my phone call and we set up a time that same week to come to our house and give us a price quote. He arrived prompt at our house and was very professional and knowledgeable. My husband and I , after meeting with James decided they day to hire James for the job. That following week James arrived promptly at our house and did what he said he was going to do. The work was fantastic and precise . He used high quality products, put on a thick seal coat , and our driveway looks new again. I would highly recommend James Steel Engineering to any of my friends or neighbors.

  • *****

    We met with 5 different contractors to get bids on fixing our front steps. The walkway was all broken down and becoming quite a hazard. It's a steep hill that initially had rotted railroad ties loosely placed into the dirt and every time we walked over it, it was apparent that an accident was just a matter of time.

    James was the only one who not only came in less expensive than everyone else, but also had better ideas. He replaced all the ties, mounted them into the hill correctly, and made sure they were properly reinforced. Then he filled all the gaps with concrete and step stones to give us a very nice, wide, custom stepped walkway. The finished product is truly a work of art. James' personality shines and it's obvious that he cares about his work quality and the happiness of his clients. We were given choices and opportunities for input all the way through the project- he even made a spot for our daughters to put their hand prints in at our request.

    James is a true professional. It's very hard to find contractors nowadays who are as honest, reliable, cost worthy and as dedicated to their craft as James is. We couldn't be happier. I'll post pictures when I can!

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    James is wonderful to work with! Very professional and actually does what he says he will do. Very prompt and soooo knowledgeable about his work.
    I would not even hesitate to recommend him to friends.