Welcome to De Franco & Sons Contractors!
Full Service Residential, Commercial, and Industrial contracting.
Please click on the available pages to see what we can do for you or call us at 973-227-7407 for a free consultation.
We are a fully licensed and insured contracting firm. NJ Lic.#13V03650000
We recently completed this highly personalized outdoor living area in Monclair. Please note the level of detail including a custom wallstone bar with Bluestone counter surface, and a recessed grilling area. We also constructed a stone firepit to the owner’s specification. The last shot is a “before” picture revealing the magnitude of this amazing transformation. Imagine yourself entertaining in a gorgeous setting like this! (Please click on photos to enlarge)
View to the left from back of house showing custom bar we created
Note the recessed grilling area on the right
Inviting steps and contoured walls seamlessly integrate with planting space
Elegant stepped walls provide ample seating
Bar is capped with a bespoke Bluestone countertop
And finally, the “before” shot -What a difference!
De Franco & Sons Contractors is a family owned and operated full service general contracting firm serving Northern Central New Jersey. Since 1978 we have been providing our commercial and residential clients with top quality work at a surprisingly low cost. Our long-standing relationships with local suppliers enables us to give our clients the best products available at very reasonable prices.
Our specialties are custom patios, retaining walls, and paving. Click on the What We Do tab to see a comprehensive list of all the services we provide and be sure to check out the Photo Gallery. We provide free cost estimates scheduled at your convenience.
Specific areas that we cater to are Montclair, New Jersey, Montville, New Jersey, Pine Brook, NJ and North Caldwell, New Jersey. No job is too big or too small. We have years of experience and have built a great reputation with our clients. Call us today (973-227-7407) to see what we can do for you.
After an unusually warm and snow-free winter, we are getting an earlier than usual start this year. It’s a good thing too, as the phones have been ringing off the hook. If you are planning a project this year, perhaps a new patio or outdoor living space, driveway repair or repaving, or you are considering an upgrade to pavers for your driveway or walk, call us soon for a free estimate.
Please click on the “What we do” tab to see all the services we provide. And be sure to look at the “Photo gallery” to see the actual results our skill, experience, and knowledge of the latest materials can bring to your home or business.
Keep checking our website as we will soon be posting photos of some of our stand-out projects from last year.
At De Franco & Sons we care about the environment and can help you do your part to conserve natural resources. Ask us about:
- Recycled asphalt products – (up to 50% recycled content available)
- Recycled aggregate materials – (up to 100% recycled base and below-ground fillers)
- Interlocking pavers – made with recycled concrete products
- Interlocking retaining wall systems – made with recycled concrete products
- Underground seepage pits – How is this green? Runoff from gutters, sump pumps, or large grassy areas overtax storm drains and waste precious rain water. Seepage pits collect this water and allow it to gradually seep back into the ground, replenishing the aquifer directly beneath your home.
- Xeriscaping – Xeriscaping refers to landscaping designed to reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water, specifically by automated or manual sprinkler systems (see Wikipedia entry “xeriscaping“). In brief, large areas of water-thirsty grass are replaced with features such as water or rock gardens, utilizing low maintenance surface materials and plantings which tolerate near drought conditions. Often the design is augmented by a rainwater collection system for strategic watering. When water consumption is reduced, not only is it good for the environment, it will save you money, and those savings will be doubled if your sewer bill is calculated by water usage – as it is in most communities. Another benefit is reduced time/expense for the upkeep of grass (mowing, fertilizer, weed control).
Best of all, the green materials and methods listed above provide beautiful results and enhance property values with no sacrifice in durability.
There is no reason to wait for the arrival of warm weather next Spring to plan and carry out your outdoor projects! Fall weather provides ideal conditions for the installation of patios, walkways, water features, and retaining walls. Come to us now with those great ideas you had this summer and we can turn them into reality before the snow flies. When Spring does arrive, you can enjoy your backyard paradise immediately while others are still “stuck in the mud”.
Why call on De Franco and Sons Contractors? First of all, our quality and pricing put us at the top of our field. Our knowledgeable advisers and skilled labor can help you all the way from concept to planning, construction, and project completion. We understand complex issues ranging from grading and drainage to the interaction between your existing property and the features you are planning. Our experienced advisers will provide you with ideas and solutions you may not be aware of, including new products and innovative building techniques. Additionally, we can tell you if permits, mark-outs, or other approvals will be required by your local building department. If permits are needed, we will help you obtain them and arrange for timely inspections to expedite your project while maintaining full compliance with local codes and ordinances.
Has the rainy weather exposed drainage issues on your property or around your house? Is your town (such as Montclair) enacting legislation prohibiting water from your sump pump from running into the street?
We can install Seepage Pits of various sizes to collect rainwater and/or the water discharged from sump pumps. Below is a typical installation of the Stormtech subsurface stormwater management system.
Call us today for an explanation of how this system works, or for a free estimate at your home.
After a long hard winter local asphalt plants are geared up and ready for a busy paving season. Call us now for a free estimate on repairing or repaving your asphalt driveway or parking lot. We can fix minor or major problems including potholes and sinkholes. If drainage or run-off issues caused the damage we can address those problems as well.
Besides building a beautiful and long-lasting driveway, using interlocking pavers for patios and walkways will help you create a comfortable and inviting outdoor atmosphere for you and your guests. Attractive, reasonably priced and durable, interlocking concrete pavers also arrest erosion and run-off. Permeable joint filler allows for self-drainage, ie; no puddles after a rainstorm.