L & R Home Builders Review

"Thinking of moving? You’ll save money by remodeling your current home instead of buying a new one! "

- Kevin


Experienced Builder Completes Projects on Time and on Budget

By Georgia Dolenz

NAMEKevin Laurence
Eddy Rodriguez
PHONE NUMBERMobile: (310) 947-5822
SERVICES PROVIDEDGeneral Contractor, Whole House Remodeling, Custom Concrete, Kitchens & Baths, New Construction, Hardscape, Landscape Construction, Historical Homes, Home & Room Additions, Design Build, Interior Design, Construction & Remodel, Accessory Dwelling Units, Modern & Contemporary Design, Polished Concrete Floors, Driveways—Custom, Retaining Walls, Balconies, Decks & Patios, Guest Houses, Stucco, Home Improvement
Atwater Village • Baldwin Hills • Bel Air • Beverly Grove • Beverly Hills • Boyle Heights • Century City • Cheviot Hills • Chinatown • Commerce • Culver City • Dockweiler • Dodgertown • Downtown • East Hollywood • East Los Angeles • Echo Park • Edendale • Fairfax • Firestone Park • Gramercy Park • Griffith Park • Hancock Park • Hollywood • Hollywood Hills • Hyde Park • Inglewood • Jefferson Park • Koreatown • Ladera Heights • Larchmont Village • Leimert Park • Los Angeles • Los Feliz • Macarthur Park • Mid-Wilshire • Miracle Mile • Mount Olympus • Oakwood • Outpost Estates • Palms • Park Mesa Heights • Pico Heights • Pico-Robertson • Pico-Union • Rancho Park • Rimpau • Silver Lake • University Park • Vermont • Vermont Square • Vernon • View Park • Watts • West Adams • West Hollywood • Westlake • Westwood • Whitley Heights • Windsor Hills

Brentwood • El Segundo • Fox Hills • Lennox • Malibu • Mar Vista • Marina del Rey • Montana • Ocean Park • Pacific Palisades • Playa del Rey • Playa Vista • Santa Monica • Sawtelle • Topanga • Venice • West Los Angeles • Westchester

13 User Reviews
  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Quality of Work
  • Customer Service
  • Value for Price

Lia M.

Pacific Palisades - October 29, 2019

I have received numerous compliments on the patio L & R built for me. They replaced my entire backyard patio. They had to remove an existing hot tub, secure the deck to the hillside and install an awning over it all. I'm familiar with N2N and found L & R in the directory. I got about 10 bids for the job. Many contractors acted inconvenienced to provide an estimate. Not true with Kevin. Some of my friends witnessed the process all the way through and have been very impressed by the craftsmanship, professionalism and consistent quality as the project progressed. Kevin was very helpful in providing options and alternatives in regards to price, stability and how the finished project would look. He was always willing to take my questions. If he didn't know the answers he would find them. Any time there was going to be a variance in price, he alerted me in advance and offered options with pros and cons. During the job, Kevin always got back to me within 24 hours and usually in one hour. Kevin called a week after finishing the job to see if I was still happy with everything. I am totally satisfied.

Andi D.

Pacific Palisades - October 7, 2019

Beyond just working with Kevin as a contractor, as a person, he's incredibly genuine and just a nice guy. He and his crew are honorable and trustworthy. He genuinely cared that I was happy with the end result, offering to fix and change things that weren't up to his standards, all while staying on budget. I'm thrilled with the end result.

Patricia Folgar

Reseda - May 8, 2019

I bought a house recently and wanted to change the floors out before moving in. I knew that concrete interiors are pet-friendly and I love that look. After speaking with several companies over the phone that I didn’t really click with, it was great to find Kevin. I could hear his genuine excitement and love for what he does coming through in our initial conversation. Kevin struck me right away for how attentively he listens. I told Kevin exactly what I wanted in terms of color and finishes and he delivered to a tee. He was frank about the costs involved with concrete and gave me several alternate options I could try to stay within my price point. He reminded me of a really patient doctor who wants to be specific and take good care of you. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I have a work of art on my floors now. Everyone who comes over complements them thoroughly. He did the entire house except for two small bathrooms and the kitchen. I wanted a clean white box and did not want the baseboards replaced. Kevin finished the edges beautifully. Moreover, I got to meet the crew, as I stopped by the house daily. They couldn’t have been kinder or more courteous. I learned that many have been with Kevin for a long time. I got to see how much effort and care went into each step. Kevin stayed in close contact over that two-week period to guide me through the project and make sure the floors were always properly protected. He followed up afterwards and removed any waste. It was a professional operation from start to finish. I have recommended him to several others and once I save my pennies, will have him back to do the exteriors.

H. Ramar

Sunset Park - December 29, 2017

I hired Kevin to do hardscaping and to remodel the back of my house in 2015. We were so happy with the results and how Kevin and Eddy helped us to figure out areas that were difficult and gave advice that helped us through our remodel.

We now have hired Kevin and Eddy again to do a total remodel to our home. They worked with the engineer and architect to problem solve before any work started in the design stages. Their prices are very fair and their service is fantastic. Kevin has always been there when I call him. Together they have a huge amount of experience and it shows through their construction process. Thank you Kevin and Eddy!

Claire Bloom

Woodland Hills - December 20, 2017

Kevin just remodeled one of our bathrooms and the results are gorgeous. His guys went the extra mile to find this very specific type and color of tile that I wanted to use but couldn't locate. Not only that, but the tiles came only in one size, so they had to hand-cut many of them down to a smaller size for the look we envisioned, which incorporated three different sizes of tile. It all worked beautifully. Kevin also made the suggestions that we knock out the ceiling in the shower to make it higher and install a light, and expand the width of the shower stall using a glass wall. Those two changes alone totally transformed the bathroom and made it look much larger than it was originally. The shower doors Kevin had installed were heavy-duty and very high quality, which also added to the luxurious look of the bathroom. I had chosen Kevin based on my past experience working with him for a concrete project in our backyard. Kevin is extremely reliable, has such good attention to detail, is trustworthy and gives great customer service. His rates are also quite reasonable, particularly considering the high quality of the work. I am so pleased with the end result and the crew and feel lucky to have found him.

Claire Bloom

Woodland Hills - January 11, 2017

Kevin is AWESOME. We’ve had a lot of different people work on our house, and I wish everyone could be like Kevin! He helped us transform our backyard into a beautiful outdoor sports court landscaped with drought-friendly plants and desert stones. It was a custom project that we designed and Kevin held our hands throughout the whole process. He took us to the nursery for plant selection and also to a specialty place for the stones. Kevin’s attention to detail was outstanding. He was very particular about what color we used for the concrete and including the right amount of texture so you wouldn’t slip and get hurt. He is a warm, personable and conscientious individual who delivers exceptional work.

Nicole Alaimo

Bronson Canyon - January 3, 2017

Kevin and his crew came in and saved us from a terrible experience with a pool contractor who had abandoned ship and left us a big mess to deal with. Kevin managed to complete the job beautifully, creating smooth stucco walls that matched the house perfectly. Kevin went above and beyond the call of duty and followed through with other parts of the project we didn’t even think we’d get to. The previous contractor had drawn out the construction process over half a year. Kevin arrived and completed the job within a month. He provided a realistic timeline and stuck to it. Kevin and his crew were terrific across the board and the work was stunning. They are a premium service and worth the cost. We were so grateful to have found Kevin in Neighbor2Neighbor.

H. Ramar

Sunset Park - December 3, 2015

I had a lot of concrete work to do on my backyard and on the back of the house—about one hundred cubic meters of work! I interviewed many, many contractors for the job. Kevin was so good that I waited for his schedule to clear. I am very happy I waited because the job is perfect. We hired him for some of the work at first and we saw that he did such a good job that we added more. Every time the inspector came it was always good. There were no delays: everything was on time. Kevin’s quote was perfect. My wife made some changes and we got another quote for that. Kevin is a man of his word. He is responsive: if I call him and he doesn't answer, I know he is on the phone or busy and he always gets back to me. I recommend him with all my heart.

Frank Lamb

Manhattan Beach - January 16, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this company! I'm a retired contractor; I offered to redo the exterior appearance of a friend's house, and they wanted the look of a Venetian building. We didn't want to paint it or do anything that would peel or wear. It needed to have a Venetian stucco effect without the expense of new plaster. Kevin Laurence of "The Art of Concrete" was the man for the job. He gave it just the right touch, made it look antique, and the house looks GREAT! Kevin is an expert with stained concrete -- everything from floors to concrete countertops. Not only that, but he's an honest and genuinely nice guy, who did extras over and above what was asked of him. If anything, he's too good, too modest. I gave him a respectable gratuity that I normally don't do with business owners. Out of my wallet. Now, that's good testimony!


Redondo Beach - January 6, 2015

Kevin Laurence updated our brick fireplace, replacing it with a concrete one. I got two other bids and Kevin's was in the middle. In addition to his pricing, I chose him because after speaking with him, I had confidence that he knew what he was doing. Kevin built the fireplace based on pictures I showed him of what I liked. Kevin was on time, responded to my emails and calls, left the work site clean every day and is super nice. The fireplace turned out great. I would definitely recommend him.

Kenny Merrill

Sherman Oaks - December 3, 2014

Kevin showed us several samples for the stain. Hands down, he obtained some of the best consistency with the color that I’ve seen. I’m in the screen-printing business. I know that continuity of color can be a problem when you’re working with things like stains and dye-lots, but the color Kevin showed us was the exact color in the end. We have natural pine cabinets, and he finished the counter tops with a great brown patina look. The style complements the rustic cabin feel of our home. After he sealed it he told us we might want to reseal in six months. We haven’t done anything to it since he put it in, however, and water still beads on the surface. I probably shouldn’t do this, but I put hot pots on it and it holds up great!"

Joe Juge

Los Angleles - November 25, 2014

Kevin installed a concrete overlay on our existing deck. We were thrilled with the work he did and very, very pleased with him. There are not that many workers that have that kind of integrity, especially the integrity to get everything right. I am a general contractor and had worked with him on other projects and recommended him to friends of mine who own a bowling alley. Kevin has been doing quite a bit of work with them and they are very pleased. He does everything he says he is going to do. He provides great value for what he does and his prices are reasonable, He is always personally involved in his projects. I can't recommend him more highly.

Dennis and Kim Drummond

Culver City - October 12, 2014

Kevin stained our concrete floor in 2006 and it still looks great! His pricing was definitely fair. At the time we were inundated with our home remodel and constructing and doubling the size of our house. The concrete floor portion of the project, was nearly half the addition and went very smoothly. First we visited Kevin at his space where he showed us various options and colors. Then he came to look at the layout of our house. He explained how they would do the work that would be needed to the concrete that had been poured to make it a liveable environment. We needed the floor to be able to take a lot of wear and tear since we have dogs. Plus I wanted specific colors and he was able to work with the color schemes I had planned. It ended up being a mixture of three different colors. They sprayed, sealed and painted it. All these years later, it still looks great, and the upkeep is very simple. Kevin was accommodating, efficient, and very helpful. He is a great guy who provides a wonderful service.

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