We hired James to do what we thought would be a simple replacement of some of the decking on our porch. When he and his crew started taking the porch apart, they found that the entire porch needed to be rebuilt. Also, the front of the house had extensive water damage at the front and needed a new sill plate. James kept us informed of every problem he encountered and discussed all the options we had for repairs. He rebuilt the porch, replaced the sill plate, fixed hoes that were left in the front of the house, and generally made the front more stable and safe. He also repaired some bad gutter work that may have contributed to the water damage. Finally, he re-planed one interior door so it would fit properly, and replaced another. We are very happy with the work done, as well as the communication James kept with us through the process. Although the work ended up being more than twice what we had originally expected, the finished porch is gorgeous, and more importantly safe. We would happily recommend James to anyone without reservation.