Overall,the project went pretty well. Dave came out to look at the project to give me an estimate. He took measurements, did a calculation in his head regarding his bid and we both agreed upon the price of $650 for the job (the price included his purchasing the doors and any trim he needed to buy, as well as his painting the trim around the closet and painting the new doors). This was a rental property so I needed to make sure the job was done to both mine and the tenant's satisfaction On the day the work was scheduled to be done, we agreed to meet at the property at 11:00. (Being that this is a rental property, I needed to be at the property the whole time the work was being done.) I went to the property around 10:30, about 30 minutes early. Dave called me around 11:00 to let me know that he wouldn't be at the property until around noon because he had to pick up the doors. After waiting at the property until about 12:30, I called asking where he was. He then informed me that he wouldn't be at the property for about another hour. I said fine and sat in my car for what I expected to be another hour. Dave finally showed up around 1:30 and then began the process of measuring the top of the door for a piece of veneer he needed to buy to cover the tracks of the old sliding closet doors. He then left to go buy the veneer that was needed and his helper stayed behind to start the work. The old doors were removed and put in the garage, then the worker began the installation of the new doors. Dave returned with the veneers to cover the old tracks. The veneers were installed and the tracks were covered. Then the new hardware for the sliding doors was put in. The actual door installation went pretty smoothly - unfortunately the doors were a bit too tall for the opening, so they had to be ripped down a little bit on the bottom to fit the opening. Once the doors were ripped and everything fit, it just took time for both closet doors to be installed. Once they were installed and aligned properly, the painting began. The doors were taken off of the closet and brought outside for painting. While Dave's helper started on painting the doors, Dave painted the trim around the closet. Once the trim was finished. Dave came downstairs to help finish the door painting. This took quite some time (a few hours). Once the doors were painted, they were taken back up and re-installed in the closet opening. After the project was finished, I had a talk with Dave about why this project took as long as it did. Dave explained to me three things: first - the travel time for this job was fairly long as he was coming from Sugarland and there was quite a bit of traffic getting to the job site; two - the travel time back and forth between the hardware store and the job site took longer then expected due to his not knowing the area very well and there was significant traffic in the area; three - he had not done very many bi-fold door installations so things went slower than anticipated. I understood everything he was talking about, but in my head I was thinking the following (if you live so far away, why didn't you leave sooner to get here on time; didn't you use something like Google Maps to get around the area better if you weren't familiar with it?; if you weren't that skilled at installing bi-fold doors then I wish you would have told me up front because I knew that they were not as simple as screwing in a new track, installing the doors and that was it). Unfortunately, after the initial installation of the doors, the tenant called me and said that the paint job was incomplete (the inner edges of the doors once each door was open was not painted), there were several drips in the paint, and one of the pins that hold the door steady once it is open was bent). Dave is coming out next week to take care of all of these issues. Dave and his helper came back a week later to tackle all of the issues that my tenant had commented on. Upon completion, I reviewed all of the work that had been done to remediate the problems, and everything was done to my satisfaction. I was very pleased. I am planning on using Dave again to perform the exact same task in the adjoining bedroom. I am hoping things will go a bit smoother this time since Dave has now had the extra experience of changing out sliding doors for bi-fold doors He now knows what to expect and what needs to be done to get the doors to fit correctly. I just hope that Dave takes in consideration the traffic, the need to get the doors before the day of the job, and the time it will take to paint the doors so that there the job does not take as long as it did this time.