Testimonials - Isbir Construction


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Tim GreenTim Green
15:51 03 Jul 24
After several less successful attempts to keep water out of my basement, I called Isbir. Mike came out, made an assessment, and a solution. His crew arrived and had only nine feet between my house and my neighbor's to excavate down to the bottom of the foundation. Crack found, sealed with hydraulic cement, covered in tar and plastic, and filled back in. After they were done you couldn't tell they were even there. My neighbor was none the wiser, not even loose dirt on their side of the boundary. Isbir is a pro, and the results are fantastic. They even shared their project photos with me. Forget the "guy" who "knows" how to fix things, and just use a pro who really knows how to do it and provides follow on service, if necessary. Thank you, Isbir.
Jill BlundonJill Blundon
16:33 21 Jun 24
After having experienced flooding in my split level home following 2 days of heavy rain in April 2024, as a result of ground water infiltration, and the failure of two interior sump pumps, I decided to bite the bullet and have an exterior French drain system, foundation waterproofing, and a gravity drain to replace a garage sump pump, installed. I did extensive research into local Pittsburgh-area vendors and selected Isbir Construction and Landscape. Mike Isbir spent considerable time during his site visit listening to me discuss the history of the situation, and suggesting alternatives for correcting it. The company has a soup-to-nuts approach which included agreed-upon restoration of my yard.The topography at my almost 70 year old, very hilly, home is challenging. In addtion, below the ground surface is compacted clay interspersed with large sections of shale. There was shrubbery along the walls of the house, a fence around the back yard, and a concrete rear sidewalk and small retaining wall. Even finding space along the curvy residential street for the vehicles was not simple. Despite all of these challenges, not to mention a week's worth of extremely hot and humid weather in June, the Isbir crew completed the work on time and in a professional manner. The crew chief, Mark, arrived about 6:15 every morning. We would discuss the day's tasks, and he and the crew, working as a team, completed them in an expert, customer-friendly manner. Unlike with other work that I've had performed at my house, I never saw crew members texting or talking on their phones, or wasting time in any way. At the end of each day, we would review the status, and Mark was receptive to all questions and comments.I'm waiting for the next heavy 24+ hour rain storm to confirm that I made the right decision. But I have every expectation that I did. Many thanks to Mike, Mark and the whole crew, including TJ, who kept me apprised of schedules, among many other things.
Kathleen TurnbullKathleen Turnbull
23:34 25 May 24
I cannot thank everyone at Isbir Construction enough! I had multiple water and drainage issues on my property. Out of several companies, Mike Isbir was the only person who was able to look at the whole picture, accurately diagnose the issues, consult as needed with other professionals to confirm issues contributing to the multi faceted water problems and he developed an effective plan of action to remediate the poor drainage and flooding. The staff at Isbir Construction have all been wonderful to work with. I recommend these people and this company highly!
Lucy ShouppLucy Shoupp
18:51 15 May 24
The professionalism, skill, care and thoroughness of the Isbir team were top notch! The project was completed carefully and on time! I would highly recommend the Isbir company.
John and Joan KearnsJohn and Joan Kearns
02:32 13 Mar 24
In July of 2023 there was an all day rain with heavy downpours. For the first time in the 47 years we have been living in our house we had major water damage which ruined the carpet in our finished family room. We thought this was an anomaly and had no further water damage from subsequent rains until mid-January 2024 when there was a similar rain event producing major water entry into our house again. We began researching drainage and foundation repair companies and ended up calling Isbir Construction & Landscape Corp. Mike Isbir was very thorough and nice to work with. After agreeing on a contract his crew started on a Monday. Mark Miller was the supervisor and he had a crew of four able bodied and hard working young men. Mike Isbir showed up every morning before the work began and detailed for us all that the crew would be working on that day. We needed re-grading of the land in the front and back of our house and on the left side, a new porch and stepped walkway and a new back patio with a Versa-Lock wall on one side. Work proceeded Monday and Tuesday and the crew tarped all the unfinished work areas Tuesday before leaving because rain was forecast for Wednesday. The rain did come Wednesday and it was all day with at least two periods of heavy downpours, and the water found its way around and under the tarps and we had water entry again. When Mike and the crew arrived Thursday morning we explained what happened and Mike was very apologetic and immediately got to work trying to recreate the water entry using a garden hose. He and Mark found the main points of entry which allowed Mark and the crew to know exactly where the most remediation was needed. They worked all day Thursday and Friday, finishing their work on Friday. We had an all day rain event that Sunday and I am happy to say we were dry. Thank you Mike, Mark and crew. We hope we never need drainage work again, but if we do, you will be the company we call.Joanie and John KearnsMonroeville, PA.
Mark HutchinsonMark Hutchinson
20:22 22 Feb 24
Thank you for all your help. Everything looks great!! I highly recommend Isbir Construction & Landscape Corp. for their expertise.
Matt RoMatt Ro
18:56 21 Dec 23
Very pleased with the work Isbir construction completed on my home. They were friendly, easy to communicate with and very efficient with time management. I would use again. Highly recommend.
terry kosaskowskiterry kosaskowski
18:03 22 Sep 23
Isbir Construction from beginning to end was very informative about what my project entailed and what I could expect during the entire process. Workers were prompt and kept working each day until the job was completed and the owner of the company himself was here to advise his crew as of what had to be done. No pressure was given to me and they were able to schedule my project without any delays. What impressed me the most was how the company handled getting all the history of my problems and checking existing measures I had taken before devising a plan to suit the needs of my problems.
19:40 07 Aug 23
We were very pleased by the work performed for us by Isbir Construction and Landscape Corp. We had been experiencing water issues in our basement for some time, but other issues had taken precedence. When we were finally able to concentrate on the problem, we were fortunate to see an ad for Mike Isbir's company. Mike came to our house and was able to quickly and correctly diagnose what was happening that was causing the water to enter our basement. After we received his estimate, we concurred in his assessment and set a date that was mutually convenient. His crew arrived on time and after Mike went over exactly what they would do, they began our three day project. Everyone did an outstanding job and when now have a dry basement and, new gutters and downspouts, a lawn that slopes away from the house, and a new patio. We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the work of Mike's company and crew, including his office staff and project coordinator. Thank you Isbir Construction and Landscape Corp.Greg McCulloughMonroeville, PA
David WoolleyDavid Woolley
17:47 25 Jul 23
Isbir Construction is fantastic. They have done 2 projects for us so far. One involved laying a new sewer pipe on a steep hill. The second involved building a poured concrete retaining wall and a patio. Mike Isbir is excellent--very organized and professional. Mike met me nearly every morning to go over progress. Mark Miller, the Construction Supervisor, is very skilled and conscientious. The construction crew is also excellent. It is a real pleasure to be a customer of Isbir Construction. They deliver what they promise.

I am very satisfied and happy with your landscaping; it really looks great. Thank you so much for the good work. I think your company is very professional and trustworthy. [I] will certainly recommend your company.

Betty, Elizabeth Twp.

You actually showed up to look over my existing wall and gave me a quote without me having to hound you for it. You seemed more professional and reliable than your competitors.

Carol, Elizabeth Twp.

“I felt you could do the best job and you came highly recommended. [After the job] everything was done to perfection! I can only say keep up the wonderful work.

Hattie, Pittsburgh

Having hired Isbir Construction & Landscape Corp. has been a very positive experience. You and your staff were experienced and professional and we would tell all our friends and neighbors about you. Good luck to you!

Sal, Elizabeth Twp.

We were impressed with your professionalism.

George, Business Owner, Elizabeth Twp.

[I] was impressed by Mike taking the time to answer any/all questions and making suggestions. Also, you stay on the job until it’s finished.

Ruth, West Mifflin

You and your crew did an excellent job from planning through completion. Communication was good. Even clean-up at the end of the job was perfect. All in all an A+ job. Thank you – we love our new deck!

Sherry, Elizabeth Twp.

You responded in a timely manner by phone and you showed up for the estimate when you said you would. You provided the estimate by phone and written in a timely manner. We are satisfied with the work that was accomplished. You showed up when you said you were going to and kept us informed as to what was going on. Your personnel were courteous and hard working which aided in getting the job completed on time.

Judith, White Oak

We really like our wall and everyone comments on how nice it looks! The job was done quickly, neatly, and with much professionalism. We would recommend Isbir Construction & Landscape Corp.!

Nancy, Elizabeth Twp.

The grass is growing very nicely and is already green. The steps are working out excellent too. Thanks for the great work. Congratulations on the article in the “Action”. It was great and I know you will get a lot of recommendations from customers like me.


Jeff and I wanted to thank you for all your assistance. …we have already referred your company to others and will continue to do so. Once again, thank you for everything. Warmest regards.

Gwen and Jeff

Thanks for the time and effort you put into our retaining wall. We couldn’t be happier! We are very happy with the quality of work you provided and will definitely refer friends and family to ISBIR!

Nakia and Jessica, West Mifflin

Your company acted and worked very professionally. Thank you for a nice patio.

Barbara, West Mifflin

The best decision I ever made! Isbir Construction took down and rebuilt our existing Versalok block wall that was constructed previously by another contractor not long ago prior to us purchasing our home. The wall is fairly large, has a bend, and also contains lights along the driveway portion. The previous wall was leaning, had no drainage system, had gaps between blocks, was not level, and was not built to Versalok specs. The wall became unsightly and a potential safety hazard as well. Mike Isbir gave us a great estimate and answered all of our questions and concerns immediately and honestly. The wall looks incredible NOW, is structurally sound, and is built exactly as specified. Mike Isbir and his professional crew worked diligently, took their time, and made sure not one bit of detail was left out during the build process. People we don’t know stop all of the time and tell us how great the wall looks. Bottom line: I would recommend Isbir Construction to everyone who is looking for the best work! Period!

Bob, Trafford

You were professional and knowledgeable. You returned calls quickly and were speedy in getting us a quote. For such a big project you don’t want to hire someone you’re unsure will do the job quickly and well. We had a good feeling from the start.

Eric and Kimberly, Pittsburgh

I was in the process of getting a second estimate, but you responded promptly and got the job done before the other company even called back.

Linda, Elizabeth Twp.

I like your professionalism and that of your crew, friendliness, and dress. My neighbors were very impressed.

Rita, Elizabeth Twp.

You were professional, responsive, prompt, and reasonably priced. Great website. Very professional top to bottom. Keep it up and your company will surely grow.

Steve, Mt. Lebonon

I love the way you start and finish a job. On-time every day… very important to me.

Norman, Elizabeth Twp.

Your professionalism speaks volumes about you and your business. You were prompt about giving us the estimate and accurate with your planning. Very professional, both you and your staff… very clean about your work. You listened to what we wanted and did just that – nothing extra as far as hidden costs. I would gladly sing your praises.

Steve and Paula, Elizabeth Twp.

I can’t tell you how happy we are with the work you did. I am still getting compliments from my family, neighbors, and friends. Rest assured we will be happy to recommend your firm to potential clients… Thanks again for your attention to detail. Your professionalism and good business practices are appreciated.

Marcia, White Oak

Professionalism and quality products separate Isbir Construction from its competition. We were searching for a contractor who could handle the details of what was for us a large-scale project. From our initial contact through the completion of the installation, our experience with Isbir Construction has been a delightful one. It gives us great pleasure to recommend Isbir Construction and Landscape for your home improvement project.

Donald and Patricia, Belle Vernon

Just a quick note to let you know that I was thinking of you & your team with great gratitude yesterday when we got that torrential downpour and there was absolutely NO WATER in our basement whatsoever. And as I stare out my office window at this steady rain, I feel completely at peace . . . which is to say, I am not fretting about coming home to find my basement furniture floating. So THANKS.


Thanks very much for your help and thanks for a great job on the wall, the planter, and the backyard work. We will be happy to recommend you if needed.


I wanted to share with you the final pictures of your creation. I could not be happier with the final look and design! Mike’s crew did an excellent job on the installation, and I have told Mike that I have received numerous compliments from neighbors on the design you created and the installation his crew completed! Attached are some photos. Once the plants develop and bloom, I will send additional photos.
The lighting at night is the icing on the cake. Great job!


First, I want to thank you for coming up with what seems to be the perfect solution for ending our wet basement problem. We have had one short storm and another full day of gentle rain since you and your team finished last Tuesday, July 26th and our basement is still dry. Thank you so much! As a bonus, the new grass is coming up very nicely! Your team did a wonderful job, always pleasant to have around. Thank you, for being so respectful of our neighbors on both sides of the house. It made for a tight working area, but you and the guys handled it with grace. We had no complaints from anyone. Everyone is pleased with the outcome of your labors.
Again, a hearty thanks to you and your team starting with the young lady I talked with after we talked with you, Mike. Working with you is a pleasure!

Jean & John

Mike….thank you so much for everything! I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your diligence! I will be recommending you to all my friends and family!


If you want it done right, have Isbir do it. Quality, professionalism, and an eye for detail are the hallmark traits of Isbir Construction. After many projects completed by Isbir Construction on our property, we never consider any other landscape contractor to make our home look its best. Even the dogs know that if you want it done right, have Isbir do it.

Don & Patty

How can I begin to thank you? Although a lot of time and effort, our yard is now BETTER than the one we bought! We ended up having to hire a PE engineer (per what we signed at closing)…you knew more than he did. Thanks to all of the issues you noticed…they are now completely solved. Thanks for all of the info…we will definitely use your company in the future. Thank you again.


The negotiation that you went through with the various levels of government to complete our job was a task we could have never tackled with the same level of efficiency. The work was completed quickly, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

Tyler & Renee

Thanks for everything. I appreciate the way you answered all of my questions and explained everything to me. You are so knowledgeable. It was a pleasure working with you. Your team did a wonderful job. They are all good workers. I will refer you and your company to others. Thanks again.


I have had four projects done by your company, the latest, a grading problem in my front yard. Each project has been done so professionally, and with the quality your company is known for. I would not even consider anyone else for work projects for this reason. From the office personnel to the actual on-site workers, everyone is a pleasure to work with. I appreciate mostly the patience and time they take to answer any questions and/or get back to me with an answer. Great company! Great people!


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