J & L Construction & Excavation

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42 Years In Business

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3126 E Valley Water Mill Rd
Springfield, MO 65806


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Service Details

  • Residential Work
  • Commercial Work

Areas of Expertise

  • Remodel
  • Dirt Work
  • Deck
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Cost Information

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  • Credit Cards Accepted


19 Verified Reviews
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5.0 Robert W. Springfield, MO

They replaced the weatherhead service to my house and redid the wireing.

4.0 Susan L. Clarkridge, AR


5.0 Jerica T. Springfield, MO

Josh the owner is very knowledgeable. I had a serious water issue flooding my basement. Josh came out and regraded my lawn and put bubblers in to redirect the water. Iâ m very satisfied with the work and the result.

1.0 Gilbert B. Springfield, MO

Dear Home Advisor, I am writing to express my extreme dissatisfaction with the service I received from J & L Construction and Excavation, a service provider listed on Home Advisorâ s Website. I recommend that homeowners seeking to hire a company to re-build and re-stain their decks look for another contractor with better business practices than J& L Construction and Excavation. Next, I will outline my yearlong negative experience with this Company. Details of my experience: (1) Service Request details: (2) I hired J & L in October 2022 for approximately $7,600 to repair and stain our damaged deck, and they completed the work the first week in November 2022. On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, CEO LaCoe gave us a One-year warranty for all labor and five years on lumber for the deck. (3) In mid-March 2023, I texted Joshua LaCoe (CEO)to express our displeasure with his Companyâ s artistry. Specifically, the deck hinges were made of substandard material, loose deck floors and stair hinges, the floor had split, and the deck lost its color, which we captured in numerous photos we sent him. Following several phone calls and texts, CEO LaCoe finally committed to visiting our home to view our concerns on Thursday, April 13. He acknowledged that his Companyâ s work was inadequate, as the pictures and his visit verified. I requested that he make good on his repairs in the next couple of weeks; however, the CEO would not commit to making an appointment for his Company to live up to their warranty. (4) Unprofessional Behavior: a. I sought to amicably resolve our issues with CEO Joshua LaCoe by seeking the assistance of the Better Business Bureau of Arkansas and Missouri. We could not gain the aid of the Missouri Branch since, apparently, J & L is not a member; however, I contacted the Arkansas Branch, and they informed me that they were unsuccessful in locating Joshua LA Coe. b. In September 2023, I submitted a $5,000 Small Claim Petition against CEO Joshua LaCoe, and the Greene County Court system has sought to serve him a summons to appear. Yet, their efforts have been unsuccessful since the CEO has moved around several times between Arkansas and Missouri and has not received his certified letters from the Court. (5) I have incurred over $200.00 in additional expenses to share the Courtâ s Summons to the CEO through the County. (6) Desired Resolution I seek to recover 5,000 dollars from CEO LaCoe, which is approximately $2,500 less than our original payment of $7600. Sincerely, Gilbert Brown

5.0 Gayle R. Springfield, MO

Josh patiently explained how he would solve the drainage issue around my foundation. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He and his crew completed the job exactly as planned in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to hire Josh again.

0.50 Melissa D. Ozark, MO

Josh is a smooth talker. He makes all kinds of promises he does not fulfill. We had a contract... but he did not complete several of the items on the contract and several of the items he did do were sub par at best. He acknowledged that the stairs needed stringers for adequate support, one of the the 6x6& post was warped (and its getting worse compromising the integrity of the roof), the concrete has numerous cracks and the gutters were not installed to completion (among so many little things I will not list). He also agreed the grading work needed some fine tuning since my septic tanks were under water. He said h would be back out to fix those things, but never showed up. Now he no longer responds to my messages. We have had to pay others to start coming out and fixing his poor workmanship. We have already sunk $5k into fixing things. Needless to say, we have spoken with an attorney for breach of contract. I would NOT recommend Josh for any work. If I could upload photos to show you had badly things turned out, I would. He does not take pride in his work.... he just wants his money. This was not a small job... his bid was $26k. (when others came in at $20-$25k...but like I said, he is a smooth talker and makes lots of promises he does not fulfill) We paid $24k... and he was supposed to come out to collect the balance due.... but never showed up (this was also when he was supposed to fix those problems)... but that $2k does not touch what we will have to pay to repair his mistakes.

5.0 Tim W. Willard, MO

Josh was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Answered all my questions and had ideas of his own that showed his experience in his work. I am happy with the craftsmanship, the timely manner in which they completed my 3 decks and how friendly Josh and his staff are. Would definitely hire them over and over. Already thinking of my next project that they can help me with.

5.0 Marla Z. Willard, MO

Very knowledgeable and great work.

4.0 Debbie B. Nixa, MO

Deck construction is excellent . However the roof was not done wright. There is no hang over for water run off. When it rains, the water drains wright down on the deck. Otherwise all is good.

5.0 Jerry M. Springfield, MO

All positive experience. Josh was easy to work with and had a lot of great ideas to help me with my projects. Will use him again for all my projects.


J & L Construction & Excavation
Deck with rock path
Composite deck
Curtain drain
Enclosed a deck
Gazebo and fire pit

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