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BBB Accredited Business since 04/01/2010

AVA Construction

(408) 387-0999SunnyvaleCA 94087

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BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since 04/01/2010

BBB has determined that AVA Construction meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that affect the rating for AVA Construction include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on AVA Construction

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (1)
03/02/2015Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

GREEN POINT Contract starts 8/2013 for new SFR construction, the house is completed, but the GREEN POINT is still not done 1/2015. AVA Construction is supposed to taking care the GREEN POINT application for our new single family construction in Palo Alto. It's extremely hard to get hold of them and make any appointment. Even after appointment, they promise to do work, but never deliver. We have to call them many times, but progress is SUPPER slow. 1/9/2013 - First Contract date and payment date 1/24/103 - 2nd payment 5/5/2013 - Full payment After many attempts, we prepare all the documents; finally we can make an appointment with him on 7/23/2014
7/23/3014 - Submitted all documents to him, even prepare the GREEN POINT documents he is supposed to prepare. He (the owner, ****** *********) says this is the most complete file he had ever received, and promised to submit the GREEN POINT agency within next week. Again nothing happens, no status update. 9/5/2014 - We got our final permit on the house construction, but this GREEN POINT has no progress!! Called, texted, emailed many times, nothing happens. 1/12/XXXX - X years late, still don't know where it is.

Desired Settlement
Finish the job!

Business Response
I had 2 different work for them. The first 2 payments which she is referring to was for making the Green point check list, Cal green and Title 24 which I did them and even I changed them few times base on their request and I didn't charge them for that. You can see those invoices attached. Then the city asked them to hire someone to verify them and register them to BIG. The third invoice is for that. I charged them $1,500 for the verifications and $450 for registration to BIG. The verifications is done and they didn't do every thing base on my list. That was fairly closed and I signed their plans. They took their final inspection with my verification so I did my job. I went there 3 times for inspection and the last time when I went there to verify the amount of lawn I find out again that one does not comply with my list. I can't register something which is not correct. There is some items that needs to be change like the faucets. I am ready to return the $450 which I charged them for registration. I attached a copy of the 3rd invoice as well.

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Contractors - General

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 03/31/2010Business started: 03/12/2008
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

BBB records show a license number of 1007023 for this company. The expiration date of this license is 09/30/2017.

Type: Contractor's License Board

Check License Status: 1007023

Please note that governmental licensing information may not be current.

Type of Entity


Incorporated: April 2010, CA

Contact Information
Principal: Sam Sanie (Office Manager)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Contractors - General

Products & Services

This company specializes in kitchen and residential remodeling.

Alternate Business Names
A V A Construction, L & A Custom Homes Inc

Map & Directions

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Address for AVA Construction

Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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Industry Comparison ChartX

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*AVA Construction is in this range.


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Customer Review Experience Value
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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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