Since it would take too long to explain every single item above, let me give as much detail as possible, overall. Carlos and his team at the Combined Group did an outstanding job with the myriad of home improvements that we needed. He and his team were very punctual, polite, and professional. The initial quote was higher than other quotes. We narrowed our contractors down to two: the Combined Group and one other group that also had high reviews from Angie's List. We decided to go with the Combined Group, even though their price estimates were higher because:1. They suggested completely replacing a defective load-bearing pole rather than simply painting over the problem area.2. They mentioned that moving the fence line back would require a new stretch of fencing, rather than using the older fence that had seen better days.3. They were willing to work weekends when we needed it without an additional premium. We were very pleased with the work Carlos and his team performed. We were also pleasantly surprised when we received each of the bills. The actual cost of the work and materials was less than quoted on every single item. He does a great job of being sure to over-estimate the cost up front to ensure there are no price gotchas down the road. I think it really speaks to his integrity to bill for actual work and materials, rather than just billing the exact amount quoted. So, once again, we were very pleased. The tile work they did on the back patio really makes the house. There are no other words for the new tile installation other than beautiful. We were really pleased with all the work. The workers were always on time, professional, and friendly. We had one issue one day with some of the work performed. We notified Carlos. Carlos immediately took care of the situation, ensured that we were satisfied, and did not charge us for that work. He really goes the extra mile for customer service. One thing to know about Carlos: when you send him an email, he may not reply immediately, or at all. I soon discovered this is not because he is ignoring you. He reads every message you send him and acts upon it. He simply does not respond with a confirmation that he received the information and is acting on it. When the workers arrived at our house, they already knew the additional information that I had emailed to Carlos and took care of it accordingly. Carlos will return emails when a response is necessary. I say this so you won't think that his lack of email response translates to his lack of concern for customer service or hearing the feedback of his customers. To sum up our experience with Carlos, he successfully completed home improvement projects that were left undone by a previous contractor. We couldn't be happier with our experience with Carlos. The best part is, if you're unsatisfied with any of his work (which is highly unlikely), he will make it right.