PRE-PROJECT: Cameron & Casey came to my house to walk through the project areas, listen to my vision of the remodeling final result, make suggestions about different options to pursue, and to spend time just talking about themselves and their company. They explained that a detailed proposal would be submitted that attempts to include all project costs. The other bids I got only focused on the contractor?s details, not the owner?s list of items to choose and purchase. I appreciated having the total cost of the project to work with from the beginning. The cost was reasonable for the extent of the work, a logical work schedule was projected, and most of all ? the entire job was permitted by the COH (structural, HVAC, electrical, plumbing). For these reasons, I chose Capmire Projects as the contractor to perform this remodeling project. PHASE I [3 weeks]: The guest bath and hallway attached to it were remodeled first so that I could retain use of the existing master bedroom and bath. This area of the house was prepared by protecting the floors attached to the work area, and by separating the demo/work area from the rest of the house with floor-to-ceiling plastic barriers (with full length zippers to allow passage as needed). The demolition and reconstruction of the guest bath was well done. Casey served as the on-site project manager and kept the subs working to the expected level of quality while also addressing the inevitable ?surprises? with a sense of constant cooperation and professionalism. It seemed as though my 50 year old home had no square, plumb, or level surfaces anywhere, but Casey worked diligently to sort out the difficulties and produce a workable solution. The guest bath was completed on schedule and included a new tile floor, new cast iron tub, new tile bath surround, new plumbing & trim fixtures in the tub, new toilet, new granite countertop, renovated cabinet base with new hardware, new lighting scheme, addition of a powered exhaust vent, a custom cabinet above the toilet, and complete new paint scheme. It looks great. PHASE II [5 weeks]: The master bath, master bedroom, master closet, and attached main hallway were completely remodeled. The most significant improvement came with gutting the master bath to the studs (ceiling, too) and incorporating additional space by taking in a coat closet and bedroom entry niche. This more than doubled the size of the master bath, allowing for a large walk-in shower enclosed in glass and featuring new tiled walls and a bench seat. Other remodeled items in the master bath include a custom double-sink vanity cabinet with a granite countertop, a new toilet with custom cabinetry above, new floor tile, new light scheme including recessed main lights, sconces flanking the double vanity mirrors, a recessed shower light, a powered exhaust vent, and a new paint scheme. Moving the original walls to accommodate the enlarged bathroom required relocating the entrance to the master closet as well as the entry door from the main hallway into the bedroom. As a result, there was a lot of sheetrock to replace (and texture to match the existing) as well as new doors and frames to install in their new locations. The quality of all the finish work throughout the master suite was very high. The master bath is probably the most impressive part of the total project, and reflects good design (using cost-effective materials to the best advantage) and overall good construction quality. Again, the lack of plumb, square, and level surfaces inherent in a house this age would occasionally contribute to construction problems, but they were always resolved in creative and satisfying ways. CROWN MOULDING: The remainder of the house received new crown moulding throughout as well as miscellaneous millwork and sheetrock repair. [After the Capmire project was completed, I painted the remainder of the walls that their project did not include.] The millwork was very well executed and finished with an excellent semi-gloss paint job. POST-PROJECT: After the construction was completed and all the inspections passed, Casey and I performed the ritual walk-through that results in a punch list for final touch-ups. The punch list items were quickly attended to which brought the project to a successful close. SUMMARY: After eight weeks of remodeling work, I am pleased to report that the choice of Capmire Projects for my remodeling job was absolutely the correct one. The professional manner of co-owners Cameron & Casey, the quality of work performed by their regular tradesmen, the accurate scheduling, the budget control allowed by their total-cost proposal, and the comprehensive use of city permits & inspector oversight all combine to make Capmire Projects a company I am happy to recommend highly, and that I look forward to using for other remodeling projects in the future.