For those considering a seismic retrofit, I highly recommend Matt Robinson’s firm, Evergreen Seismic. Matt and Evergreen Seismic specialize in seismic retrofits.
Accordingly, Matt’s initial assessment of work to be performed was well-informed by substantial experience, sound understanding of relevant codes and the permitting process, and accurate anticipation of what would likely be required by the structural engineer given our circumstances and requirements. While explaining and developing his proposed Scope of Work and bid, Matt responded quickly to questions and concerns; and his flexible approach enabled him to focus on meeting technical requirements while also addressing our specific requests and desires.
Highly recommend Matt if you are looking to retrofit your house. His work is of the highest quality, he tailors his services to your needs, his fees are competitive, and he was excellent to work with. As a quick background, I work as an architect, so I’m familiar with building trades and permitting in Seattle, and Matt has got this thing figured out.
If your house is on a CMU foundation, especially, Matt is your guy. There’s a good way and a bad way of retrofitting CMU foundation walls, and Evergreen Seismic is one of the only shops in town with the capability to do it the right way. Matt takes the time to understand your needs, and can customize his approach to save you money and hassle whenever possible. Very happy with the quality of his work, I don’t think you could do any better than to go with Evergreen Seismic for your retrofit.
Matt is the most honest person I have worked with in my 20 years of managing homes! He won’t miss any detail on any job. I am so grateful for the day I saw his vehicle parked in front of my neighbor’s house.
He has an amazing knack of projecting the feeling that you are his favorite and best customer. OK, I’m going to still convince myself that it is true! Even if you won’t be purchasing earthquake insurance, you will most certainly sleep better at night. Thank you, Matt, for choosing the right career.
Matt was an absolute pleasure to work with. In the course of renovating our old home, we had a lot of contractors on site but Matt was far and away the best.
He is communicative, punctual, respectful, and kind! He did great work for exactly the price he quoted. When we had inevitable mix-ups along the way due to all the different kinds of work being done simultaneously, Matt was gracious and understanding. The quality of his work is evident, and he clearly takes pride in it. I can highly recommend Matt and Evergreen Seismic for future projects.
Just finished up my retrofit with Matt from Evergreen Seismic. 100% the best experience i’ve ever had with hiring someone to do work on my house.
Extremely knowledgeable, considerate, friendly, and he worked non-stop and got the job done faster than expected. I initially called him because his review were fantastic and I understand why. 10/10 just call Matt and I guarantee you’ll be happy you did!