Testimonials for Albuquerque Custom Woodworking
We had a garden gate reworked by Tom with Narrowleaf. We were very impressed that Tom arrived for the appointment on time. It had snowed the night before so we would have understood if he had needed to reschedule.
Tom spent a lot of time offering suggestions (new or refurbished ). After hearing his suggestions we could tell we had the right guy for the job. Refurbished it was! Tom loves what he does and is a master of his trade. Once complete the gates looked very authentic.
The gentleman who came to take the gates, secure the opening, and then reinstall the gates was courteous. He got the job done in record time.
Should we need work in the future we would certainly give them a call.
We LOVE the gate! Your construction is beautiful! Such a strong “stately” gate.
Doug was an absolute pleasure. We will recommend Narrow Leaf to any of our friends looking to replace a gate.
Good Morning Tom,
I meant to email you last night but, I had a few things come up that got in my way. We LOVE the gate! Your construction is beautiful! Such a strong “stately” gate. Doug was an absolute pleasure. We will recommend Narrow Leaf to any of our friends looking to replace a gate.
Thank you Tom
Thanks for checking in, Tom. I was planning to email you to let you know Doug did a great job and the gates are absolutely beautiful!!
Thanks for everything!
I apologize for not thanking/praising you sooner. Our new gate looks and “swings” even better than expected. The installation process was smooth and quick. It was a pleasure dealing with you.
Bill & Pat
Tom, the gates are fabulous! Extremely well done.
The gate looks terrific and I’m VERY happy!!
I am receiving many compliments on the gates, and I am really enjoying having the extra privacy from the street, especially in the cool weather when I can leave my front door open more often. I'm working on adding some other "accents" on the home exterior to tie in the gates further. They are a real work of art (and I LOVE my little delivery sign (-:)
We really, really love our new screen door. We especially like the wavy design on the bottom. We look forward to using it on the cool nights next summer. You and your team did a great job. Thank you!! Thanks also for the detailed instructions on caring for the door.
Leslie & Bob
The gate is beautiful and exceeded our expectations. Doug did an awesome job on the installation.
Thanks so much,
Steve and Hope
The gate is beautiful, and exceeds my expectation. I don’t recall the installer’s name but he was great. He took his time and did an excellent job. He also gave me some tips similar to what you have written for me. I appreciate the follow up and will recommend you highly. I posted a picture on Facebook along with my endorsement.
The bench is absolutely TO DIE FOR GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for such a MARVELOUS job!
Tom – thanks for the gates. They look great. The gent you sent here today is a hard worker and very professional. He did an excellent job of installing the gates.
Doug and Laura
Just got home and the new gate and cover are beautiful. Thanks. What I need now is your advice on care for the wood. Do you have a recommended oil I should use and frequency of use?
Thanks Tom, the gates are a show piece of your artistry – excellent.
We love our door! Thank You, I really appreciate the work you and your team did for us.
I will send a picture when it is painted.
I just wanted to let you know how much we love the new gate that you designed and built for us. We are so very very happy with the new gate!
The craftsmanship is just superb. It was so pleasant and easy to work with you. Thank you again for our new gate.
Bettina and John
I’m almost two weeks after my 2nd knee surgery and starting to feel a bit better so I thought I’d drop you a note about how much I love these gates. They are beautiful and so solid, I don’t think my dog will be punching her way through either of them any time soon. Also the courtyard gate “window” turned out beautifully. In fact I love it better than the kokopelli would have looked! Thanks for the fantastic work!
Thank you so much for sending the staining information. We LOVE our new gate. It’s gorgeous! Also, Doug did a great job installing it. Thank you!
Genevieve (and Dave)
Thank you so much for the gates and screen door. They work great and blend in with the house perfectly. We are very satisfied.
Doug was professional and excellent. Enjoyed working with both of you.
Our new gates are beautiful! We are very pleased with the outcome and the great service provided.
Thank you, the gate looks great!! I am very happy with the work and your professionalism . Once I get the invoice for the balance I will quickly put a check in the mail .
Good Morning Tom,
I’m very pleased with the gate! The bark stain is just right.
The gate is so well constructed and Doug did a great job with the installation.
Your team did great. We love both gates and Doug installed them perfectly. Thank you very much!
What care do these gates need?
Thanks and we’ll make the final payment immediately when we receive your invoice.
Yvonne and Molly
Just a note to let you know how happy we are with the fine job Doug and André did today on our gate. They were both smart and sensitive craftsmen, and we thank them and you for the effort. It was worth the wait.
John and Connie
Great craftsmanship (on the gate), and hung expertly. Just as we agreed.
Doug did a great job. He cleaned up afterward as well. I appreciate the work that was done by You and your team.
Love the gate! Well worth the wait. Your installation man is good. I am extremely happy and look forward to doing more business with you in the future.
Thank you so much for the beautiful gate! I absolutely love it!
The gates are up and they are BEAUTIFUL! Such lovely wood and so well-made. You do very good work! I will look for an invoice and get a check to you ASAP. Thanks again for doing this for us.
Hi Tom, it’s Cricket. I LOVE my gate!! Doug did a fantastic job installing. You all are true professional craftsman ??
Hand Crafted Custom Wood Gates & Furniture
Tom, it’s just amazing. It really is like living in a different house. It’s strange but it’s almost like discovering that we live in a neighborhood. We spend a lot of time sitting out front and end up talking with the people who walk by. Surprisingly there are a lot of people who walk by and they have all been commenting on how they have been watching the construction progress and everyone has loved the work. A few people have even asked if they could just come up and look around. We’ve lived in this house for 12 years but getting to use the front is like emerging from a cave. The only problem right now is that it stays light out so late we’re no longer getting to bed on time because we don’t want to leave the front porch!
The gate looks AMAZING! We love it. James did a great job. We had 2 neighbors already ask for your information. Thank you so much.
Hi! Thank you so much for your gates! They are so beautiful! I really appreciate your work! I was not there to check about the old gates but I was just wondering if you still had the old gates. I had wanted them for another project but forgot to tell my kids.
Thank you so much! The mailbox post looks fantastic and we are very pleased! Thank you also for accommodating a Friday installation!
Thanks for the stain and seal instructions. My husband has been planning his stain/seal schedule. You are right – the neighbors are a little behind and great motivation for us!
Best looking gate in the neighborhood!
Holy cow, this gate is tremendous, rave reviews from people passing by. Looks great and James has done a fantastic job.
Your gate is absolutely gorgeous, and everything we expected from you.
Good morning Tom,
We love our new wall and gate; these guys should be very proud of their work. We look forward to having Carlos build a new gate for our old gate next spring. Have a great week to everyone!
Becky & Brent Gardner
We like the gates. They look great. Thanks. It’s so nice to have functional and beautiful gates.
I just got back into town. The yellow polycarbonate on the front gates looks great. Thank you for locating a hard to find replacement!
We will place final invoice in mail.
Carlos made it yesterday afternoon. The gate looks wonderful. You and your team did an excellent job. Of course, the torrential rains last nite will delay priming and painting but overall, a successful project. Thank you so very much. Will mail final payment tomorrow.
I will pick up the latch Wednesday July 3. The gate is so well done. Thank you!
The gate turned out better than we imagined. Thank you very much…we love it. Carlos hung the gate on Saturday. It looks great. He did not bring his concrete bit to drill the holes for the stops. He committed to come back over the weekend to drill them. I will get the check to you as soon as I get the bill.
Thanks for your work on this Tom. It is better than we expected.
We LOVE our gate! Thank you so much for the sealer instructions…trust us, we will do it!
Happy Memorial Day!
Good morning Tom,
Thanks for the Invoice.
I really appreciate all the hard work of your team. The guys did a great job. I sat outside and so enjoyed my morning. I will put a check in the mail today.
Hi Tom, The experience with your crew was very good. They were respectful, friendly and efficient. Rick
All done and I am so pleased! It looks great! Thank you so much for doing my project. The crew was just fabulous! They are quite skilled. The patio is so nice and Carlos did an awesome job on the wall that we took the retaining blocks from. You can’t even tell the blocks are different. I know I didn’t choose the best tree for the space, and that really no tree belongs there, but I desperately need the shade, and in the end just went for my very favorite tree. In 15 years I may regret it, or maybe I’ll be dead ?. Between now and then I am going to enjoy the heck out of it!
Thanks again for taking me as a client, and thanks for your patience with my indecision about the pavers. In the end, I am very happy with what I chose and I’m glad I made the color switch. I will definitely be recommending your company!
I’ll send my check for the balance promptly when I get your final bill.
Hi Tom, LOVE the gate! We’re leaving town tomorrow so if you can email the final invoice, I’ll be checking my email and I’ll send the check. Your guys were great- professional and courteous. Thank you and happy holidays!
Thank you; the gate is very nice!
The check is in the mail…
The gate is absolutely gorgeous, we love it.
Everyone that visited for Thanksgiving commented on how wonderful it is-even our neighbors.
It sounds like we will enjoy it for years to come with a little Penofin.
Your team was great and the yard looks so nice! It’s exactly what I envisioned and my husband, Jon, loves it! Manuel was so nice to work with, listening to ensure I was getting it how I wanted and he followed through with things like getting my input on plant placement, etc. He is very customer-service oriented. Every one of the three of them was super polite and helpful – a great team! They took care to clean up the site and were meticulous in doing that job.
I need to find your other email which I think has the remaining invoice amounts and get you a check ASAP.
As I said before, I have said good things about Narrow Leaf to at least 4 neighbors and am very happy with how it turned out! It was a pleasure to work with you!
You are the man! Your guys did an awesome job! Thanks for everything my friend. I’ll recommend you to anyone asking.. have a good one and we will talk soon. I’ll give the office a call tomorrow to settle that payment.
Hey Tom, the concrete sidewalk looks GREAT! Your team did a wonderful job and I appreciate it, they’re always professional!!
Thanks so much for everything Tom! You’ve been great to work with and very helpful.
I’m 100% happy. The concrete was more than I thought I wanted, but it’s perfect. The gates are just gorgeous! The brick work is first rate.
I told you I already had one person drive by and take pictures.
Thanks Tom. I definitely recommend you whenever people ask about the work.
Thanks, Tom! It is such a great feeling to know that this project is complete. In addition to getting my Crape Myrtles (I’m glad that I waited for the 15-gallon plants) put in yesterday, this morning Carlos put in the drips/misters in the corner bed as you and I had discussed. He also repaired the leak in the line and replaced bad emitters on several of the plants, including the spirea that I’d mentioned to you. (I’m attaching a picture of the poor little thing.) Carlos believes that it will come back to life, as it is not brittle. I surely hope that it will.
It took a while to get it all done, but it was worth the wait. The yard looks great! So, as the subject of this email says, “Hallelujah! “
I LOVE my new gates!! They are so well built and are so solid and beautiful–I am very impressed with the fine workmanship.
When I had the trim painted I did not care for the color—with the gates up now it all blends so perfectly and I think it looks great.
Next, I will have the screen door painted to go with the new gates.
You will have to tell me the name of the protective coating to put on the wood a couple times a year that we talked about.
One Happy customer,
I met with you today expecting only to tell you about the design of the gate I wanted. I thought 30 minutes would suffice. Yet you devoted at least 90 patient minutes to listen to what i wanted and you explained, again very patiently, why that wasn’t feasible. And then to my amazement, while i watched, you designed a gate that was exactly what I wanted.
You are a top tier company commanding top tier pricing- for a very good reason. After listening to your explanation about gate building, I was impressed. Yes, it is not cheap. But I will have a quality gate worth every penny, and with proper care, will last my lifetime.
Yes, im paying top dollar. Fortunately I can afford your quality. But I have confidence that my gate will stand the test of time.
Thank you for the patient and educational 2 hours you devoted to me when I was only expecting 30 minutes. The 2 gates you designed for me will surely meet my expectations.
The crew did a great job. We are very happy with the rock and the work that went into getting it on our wall.
Thanks again for the excellent job!
Just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with my new deck and patio and gate. All the work was done so professionally and the look is great! Thank you for a pleasant experience.
They did a fantastic job- we were so impressed with how quick it was completed.
All looks good. Seth and Joe did a great job. The whole deck looks great, I think the colors, design and everything came out really well.
Not certain you had a photograph after your Company finished the renovation work in our back yard last November.
I am attaching my picture showing the professsional work you and your people did. You matched our existing design after removing the grass and installing the flagstone path connecting with the path in place. We like your stone and rock work. Next spring we will enjoy seeing the two new trees coming to life with the plants you installed.
Your guys did a great job and were very professional. I will mail you the remaining balance due in the next couple of days. A pleasure doing business with you and your team.
The gate looks great, I love it. Thank you so much,
The final payment check will be in the mail today
I have had lots of friends say they want a gate too!
Tom, I really appreciate the idea you brought forward to solve my issue. It’s simple and worked out great.
I’ll drop a check in the mail as soon as I get the bill.
Your team did a fantastic job! I had an estimator over to give me a quote for new windows, and he raved about the job your team did. He recognized that it was Trex, and said that the workmanship was flawless. (I gave him your company name.) Thank you so much!
We both are delighted with our awesome patio…it is far more beautiful than we ever imagined. We were most pleased with the good and highly skilled men, Raul, William, Carlos and two others who created our beautiful patio…it is a work of art. Their work ethic and skills are amazing. We are so glad that we choose Narrow Leaf to do our patio.
Thought you might like a photo of the finished and installed gate. It’s beautiful. Thanks again.
I want to thank you and your team for the wonderful work you did in our backyard. We love it so much and are so glad to finally have a usable yard again. I received the bill in the mail and will send out the check today. I hope we can work together again sometime.
Tom/Narrow Leaf Inc.
Here is the remaining balance, if this is in error let me know. Your crew was wonderful to work with and did a great job – 10 stars! Yard looks great.
Ginny and Larry
Tom/Narrow Leaf Inc.
My sincere thanks for the very professional completion of my sprinkler valve problem. The crew you sent were highly qualified, courteous and hard working. I would be happy to recommend your firm to anyone. Again, many thanks for everything.
The wall looks great – and I love how you and your team improved the gate and evened out our driveway! Thank you so much!!
Will you be sending us an invoice for the remaining amount that is due? Please let me know how to proceed.
Patio looks great! Everybody is very excited. Your people are very nice. Thank you so much
Carlos and crew did a fantastic job. They were polite, cleaned up above and beyond, and knew what they were doing. What is the balance owed so I can send this check out?
The guys did a really good job, Tom. We are so pleased. If we get a nice tax refund we’ll do the gravel. Please send a final invoice so we can settle up. Thanks.
Thank you, your guys did a great job, the stairs are very nice!
Everything looks great! I’m really happy with the work that your team did, and thank you again for your responsiveness to my questions and changes. I leave town on Wednesday, how should I get the rest of the bill to you? Also, if I run into any problems, is there a warranty?
We are so pleased. Your crew is wonderful, and their work is beautiful. It is just what we wanted! They even cleaned everything up nicely when they were finished. Thank you for taking on our project.
Thanks for checking in. The gate looks great and thanks for letting me know the stain. I’ll put the check in the mail today for the remaining balance. We love the back yard, please Thank everyone for us.
Everything looks great. Your employees really do a good job. I hope you will tell them that for me. The pavers are beautiful and that man took a lot of pride in his work. I’m not sure I had a chance to tell him how much I like what he did.
The south garden looks great too. I didn’t realize they were doing it so didn’t see them put in the underlayment, but I’m sure they followed instructions since they all seem very aware of the high standards you have.
The gate is wonderful and the crew was great. Thanks and will be getting back with you in March ’17 to set up appointment for fertilizing trees, any trimming and my grass. Should I book now as y’all may have a lead time? Also, the crew that did the tree trimming was great. In fact all of your operation is extremely easy and nice to work with.
I just wanted to thank you and your team for all of the work that was done. The gate looks absolutely amazing, and I am really impressed with the craftsmanship. You guys are true professionals and really good at what you do. if anyone I know ever needs a gate, Narrow Leaf will be the name I recommend. I have included the final payment. Again, thanks for everything.
Good Morning Tom,
Thank you for sending Carlos. He and his colleagues, whose names I didn’t get and I apologize, got the sand out of the tracks of my sliding screen door and were able to fix the drip on the backyard faucet. They went the extra mile in replacing the faucet as the old one was on its way out. The sliding screen door works like new.
I really appreciate the speedy response and look forward to seeing my new gate and getting my trees and bushes trimmed. It is a pleasure to deal with an owner and employees who take pride in their work.
Your crew was amazing, they did an excellent job, thank you! We will most likely be calling you about the sod, we were so impressed by how your guys worked. We mailed you the rest of the payment today, should receive by Saturday at the latest. We will be recommending you to our friends. Thank you again for the hard work!
Everything looks amazing! I can’t wait to finish the back portion of our yard…
Thanks for adding to the patio on the east side. I am surprised you had to buy additional pavers, I thought we would of had enough with all the extras we already had, but oh well..
Let me know whenever you can what our final cost will be k.
Again, beautiful work! I hope to have you do the rest of the yard soon. Probably early next year ?
On behalf of April, I can say that we are very pleased! The “eyebrow” cut on the top of the door is perfect. Had some nice comments from folks that attended the rehearsal dinner last night in our backyard.
Thanks for your very professional services!
Very happy with the project ..I will bring the remainder owed when you send the invoice.
The foreman and the other young man did a really great job and they cleaned up after the project! Really impressed with them and your work!
Your guys did a fantastic job! I told Carlos he should take pictures for your website.
The deck is complete and I just wanted to let you know that I am very impressed. It looks very sharp and we are so pleased with the outcome. Unfortunately I was not home when Jeff and his partner, I never got his name, completed the deck. I feel terrible that I was unable to express my gratitude to them face to face. Please let them know how appreciative I am with their work and professionalism. They deserve a huge pat on the back and did Narrow Leaf proud. On that note I was wondering if there was a way I can help spread the word for your company. My neighbor had Jeff take a look at his patio and will hopefully become a customer in the near future. If there is a way I can leave a review, I would love to. I will definitely spread the word on Narrow Leaf and again, just can’t thank you enough.
Thanks for the follow up. The planters look great. My wife loves them which is the most important. The guys did a good job. I’ll make a reminder to stain the wood each year. Thanks for the help.
I’m sorry I haven’t had a chance to sit down until now and email you my deep appreciation and thanks! You guys did an AWESOME job on our gate. We totally love it, it’s perfect and I feel our back patio is so much more secure. What a pleasure to have a nice sturdy and beautiful gate.
Now that we have this gate completed, I want to work on our front gate. I know that I would like our front gate to look exactly like our back.
Thanks again Tom,
I LOVE the deck and the hand rails are AMAZING!!! The hand rail far exceeded my expectations.
thanks for everything
Enclosed please find my final installment payment for the beautiful shade struture and gate. I am so pleased with every aspect of the project, especially the exceptional work and attention to detail rendered by you and the crew.
Thank you so much for this excellent addition to our home.
Hi Tom, we are very happy with the way the backyard turned out. Let your guys know we appreciate all their hard work.
Everything looks good. They did a nice job and also cleaned up nicely….
Again, thank you and your crew of Jeff and Raul. They worked very hard and very well together, working to build a beautiful shade covering precisely as you described. They also
answered any questions I had, making me more appreciative of the detail work involved in making our beautiful, very functional patio cover.
Carmen and George
Just wanted to let you know that the composite decking looks great and feels awesome underfoot, the guys did a fantastic job. They finished up just before that insane rain deluge on Tuesday and the deck held up like a champ. Great work.
Well, it was worth the wait :) Your guys did a great job and they are super hard workers. You have a great crew. Will you just be emailing me the bill?
Give our thanks to your crew. We’re really happy with the final result!
Tom and fabulous guys, thanks so much!! We love our new easy to care for property. So great to know you and to have worked with you.
I wanted to let you know that Luis completed a great job for us over at Ridgecrest Drive today. The patio structure is just right. Luis was methodical and thorough, just like you said he would be.
Thank you for the great service.
Your crew finished up this morning and everything looks great. I expect you usually do a final inspection but there’s no need on my part for that.
If you want to use me for a reference or testimonial, feel free. You may be hearing from some of my neighbors who saw your work. I will surely be back when I decide what to do about my back yard.
The gates sure are nice.
Thank you all for the fine job. Good doing business with you.
Thanks for the great job, Rich
Tom - (and crew)
Words cannot describe how much I LOVE my new gate!! It looks fantastic and I don’t know how I lived without it. You did such a great job building and installing it and I appreciate you taking the time to make sure it turned out perfectly. Thanks so much!
In October, 2013, Tom and his Narrowleaf crew removed and replaced the decking on our approximately 20 X 12 deck and painted the overhead shade structure. Our schedule was tight but Tom fit the job in just when we needed it. He and his crew were all very professional and were very pleasant to deal with. We were kept informed about and consulted on any questions and needed changes (e.g. a second coat of paint and its cost). All directions and suggestions were followed.
The results were excellent–carefully done and very attractive. Clean up afterwards was also very good. I was so impressed with Tom when he came to do the estimate that I did not follow my usual practice of getting at least two or three bids, so I can say about the price ($5100) only that it may have been just a bit high. But the work was excellent and I have no regrets, knowing that you get what you pay for. Yes, I would use Tom and Narrowleaf again and would confidently recommend them to friends and family.
Thanks again for the excellent job and the accommodating scheduling.
Paul and Bonnie C.
You guys did a great job for us and I would be happy to work with you aging in the future.
Dear Tom, Mike and Pete,
Thank you for the lovely Purple Robinia tree and your dependable service. I would like to commend your man Oscar. He was very personable and did a great job putting in the tree.
Just wanted you to know that Oscar and his buddies were so nice to have around for the day – lucky for you to have such nice employees!
Everything looks great and I am looking forward to a colorful Spring/Summer. Thanks for sending such valued employees.
Again we are happy with the work the team did. Very professional as I said before keeping our driveway and yard picked up, neat and clean was very impressive.
Mark and Tracy
Hey Narrow Leaf a big thanks to Benjamin, Oscar and Matt. They did a great Job!
Thanks again for job well done and working with us on the rock color!
~ Randy H.
With Agratitude and appreciation.
Thank you for the great job you did on our yard. We’re the envy of everyone in the neighborhood.
~ Jack & Linda
March 26, 2011
Work was very professional! Crew arrived punctually and worked diligently throughout long and hot days. They ran short of sod and made special trip to supplier forty-miles distant to pick-up additional supply. They knew what they were doing and were not afraid to ask questions if in doubt about placement of metal edging, plants, bushes, and boulders. I have used narrow Leaf, Inc. on previous occasions and will definitely use and recommend them again!
~ Gary L.
Hard workers, on time and very accommodating. Did nice job and a good clean up.
~ Chuck C
Solomon and Manuel installed the water feature. They worked hard for two days, came early, and stayed late. They also set new bubbler water lines, and installed a sprinkler on the west side. Cameron painted the back fence with a redwood color. Everyone was punctual, professional, and anxious to please. All work areas were cleaned up!
~ Agnes B.
Just wanted to let you know I’m very pleased with the work your crew did on my lawn earlier this week. Oscar and the two men assisting him were very courteous, professional and thorough. My only question is should I wait for a final invoice or send a check in the same amount as the down payment, which I understand to be half of the estimated cost.
September 13, 2011
We are thoroughly enjoying our walkway and fountain! Our company from Seattle and Denver were duly impressed. It’s exactly what we wanted and are grateful to you and your crew. Carolos was a great leader and the entire crew showed dedication and professionalism. You should be very proud to have them representing your company. Thank you for your technical expertise and professionalism as well.
Thanks a million to you and your crew – we are sooooooooooooo very happy with the work you all did for us.
~ Geri & Tony