- "These guys are great. Carlos was so easy to work with. Unlike most contractors that show up to the job site whenever they want, Golden Leaf's guys were always on time, and often a little early. If they were going to be late for any reason, they always called to let you know ahead of time, and it was never by much. Carlos, who runs the business, is extremely nice and a pleasure to deal with. If something isn't the way you expected, he always made sure to take care right away. If you want great work done, for a reasonable and fair price (believe me, we compared with several contractors before making a decision), then Golden Leaf is the way to go."
-Ryan Z. Claremont CA
- "Carlos and his crew (Manuel and Max) recently completed hardscape work on our front yard remodel. He laid out two flagstone walkways, added a free form courtyard, and poured a small concrete slab by one side entrance. We are ecstatic about the work.
1. Carlos has excellent design ideas. He made fabulous recommendations about the flagstone to use, the grout color, and the color for the concrete. He and Manuel worked with us to refine our design to adjust for the slope of the yard as well as the overall esthetics of the yard and house.
2. Carlos worked with Thompson Building Supply to secure an outstanding palette of flagstone.
3. Manuel and Max are very hard working. They would come to our house at 7:30 am and work until at least 4:00 pm with little more than a half hour break for lunch.
4. They excavated the areas; poured 4"+ cement with rebar; then pieced together the flagstone, trimming and shaping each piece while mixing sizes and colors to create a stunningly pretty set of walkways. After that, they mortared and grouted the flagstone pieces.
5. Every night they left the area in good shape.
6. During the work there were a number of rainy days. Carlos was very good about letting us know whether his crew would be able to work based on the weather, and he maintained excellent communication with us regarding when different parts of the job were going to occur.
7. Carlos' prices are not the lowest you will find. His prices are very fair, however, considering the quality of the work performed.
We recommend Carlos without reservation for hardscaping work. We will certainly hire Golden Leaf Construction for future work, including pool restoration work."
- Marcus L. Claremont CA
- "It was a pleasure working with you, we appreciate your willingness to listen to and incorporate our design ideas, coordinate with our calendar, and focus attention on completing a quality job. All parts of the pool installation went smoothly and professionally. The project came in on time and on budget, and the results are spectacular!"
-John & Dayna C. Laguna Niguel CA
- "We are very happy with our pool! Carlos and Carlos Jr. did an outstanding job. They went above and beyond with our requests and they were on top of the project they entire way through. Thank you both!"
-Donya V. Fullerton CA
- "I highly recommend Carlos Torres and his team at Golden Leaf Construction. They built a pool, patio cover, BBQ area, fireplace, etc. for our family this past summer and they did a fantastic job! They were all very professional and made recommendations with our best interest at heart. They were wonderful to work with and always went the extra mile to make sure all the projects were done correctly. I would absolutely hire Carlos and his team again!!!"
- "Carlos did a lot of work in my back yard and my parent's back yard several years ago. He is a great guy to work with and is extremely honest and punctual. I would recommend his work to anyone"
- "Carlos and his crew did an incredible job on our backyard. We used him after he added pools and total landscape to 4 other homes on the street. He landscaped both our front and rear yarding adding an entry courtyard, stone facing, large fireplace, terraced yard, spa in vault, and large Barbecue Entertainment area. He is responsive and never hesitated to do changes as we saw fit. His workmanship was excellent and his workers were the hardest working and most talented we have seen. It is incredible to watch cars slow or stop when they see our landscaping as they drive by. I recommend Carlos to all my friends and clients as a local Realtor for over 25 years."
- "This is to inform prospective clients, who are considering hiring Carlos Torres and Golden Leaf Construction for any type of construction, that I highly recommend them for the job at hand. I cannot say enough about them. He and his crew were 100% reliable and proffesional. They performed their jobs with the upmost precision and care. They completed the job on time and beautifully. The result was much better than I had ever dreamed it would be. The most impressive thing for me was that after Carlos received his last payment, he did not disappear. Everytime I called him with an issue or a question, he was there for me again completely and timely. All I can say is "WOW".
- "Carlos and his team were consistent throughout our backyard project and were eager to please. They provide good value for the money compared to other contractors we had bid on our project. As a family-owned company, they show a real pride in craftsmanship. Especially when it comes to hardscape and pools, Golden Leaf Construction was a pleasure to work with"
- "We worked with Carlos and Golden Leaf Construction when we remodeled both our front and back yards. We began with a complete redo of our back yard and were really impressed with Carlos and his crew. Carlos drew up a new layout for us that was exactly what we were imagining, and his crew was very talented and professional. A couple of years later, we decided to remove our front yard's cement walkway and Carlos recommended that we use pavers instead. The job turned out great! We really enjoyed working with Carlos - he is very kind and honest, and always made sure we were completely satisfied with his work."
- "I can't say enough, about Carlos and Carlos Jr., of Golden Leaf Construction! We had 2 estimates/interviews, with other contractors, prior to choosing Golden Leaf. Once Carlos came out, we knew he was our guy.
We've worked with countless contractors, over the years and none of them compared with the fairness, workmanship and integrity, of this company.
The crew that works for him is top notch. All workers were polite, on time and always left the area clean, at the end of the day.
Two things that impressed me the most is that his pricing is based on HIS cost and not YOUR zip code and that he's not happy, unless you're happy. He supervises the project constantly. You never feel like once he's gone, he's gone. He gives you his full attention and his word, that he stands behind everything he does and he means it. I experienced it first hand.
Our backyard is gorgeous (our backyard/pool is one of his featured pictures.) He will be back next week to start a project in our front yard, as well.
I have recommended him to a number of people and will continue to do so. Carlos and Carlos Jr, have become more like friends than contractors.
There's no doubt in my mind, that they will give you the project of your dreams!"