This is the 4th project in our home we've hired Ed to do for us (he's also done hardwood flooring, built a mudroom, and siding, including matching old brick); we like what he does so much! In this case, we replaced an electric fireplace and some Ikea bookcases with a gas fireplace and proper built in cabinets to match. From initial discussions, ideas about the design, he was great about bringing up information or ideas we didn't think about, like making the mantel top stone instead of wood so it would be more durable. He really thinks things through and makes valid suggestions. Ed and his team did another fabulous job. He went so far as to search high and low to find marble for the fireplace and mantel that was white marble with beige instead of grey - not an easy thing to find, but what I wanted. This is what we love about having Ed work for us; he's meticulous, he takes his time and really researches what can and should be done. He also spent time figuring out the fireplace selection I'd made online was one of the best we could have chosen, and ensured his stone workers knew just what was what so they cut the marble in such a way to really highlight all the details. We love how things turned out! It looks so great. Ed also took some tall Ikea bookcases and solidly put them together so they are now finished out like custom built ins as well. Ed even cares enough to notice things not related to the job - he pointed out that the front door to our house was improperly installed and was crooked, then fixed it. How many contractors do that?? We totally recommend him and consider him our "go to" guy for major home projects.