Recent Review: I had initially just started with getting estimates for replacing the HVAC system in my 70-year-old house. However, as I was reading reviews here on Angie's List, I happened to see one where a gentleman described a very similar situation where he needed his HVAC system replaced and wanted some remodeling done on his bathroom. His review was for Calahan Construction, and gave them a very good recommendation. I called Stacy Calahan and he came out to give me an estimate. I showed him the bathroom and water heater and explained what needed to be done. After getting a description of what work I needed/wanted done, he gave me an estimate that included the HVAC replacement with a new, 16 SEER Rheem system and agreed to match a price I had gotten from one of the other two air conditioning companies, so I hired Calahan Construction to do all the work that needed to be done regarding the three elements of the job. All of the workmen were very polite and professional. Since this house is so old, they ran into numerous things that were unexpected, to say the least. The walls in the house are plaster and, in the bathroom, there was a layer of plaster, then drywall, then 4" square tile going up to about 5 feet on all of the walls and the same layering going up to about 7 feet in the tub enclosure. They removed the walls all the way down to the original, hardwood studs, removed the commode and the lavatory, which was also original to the house. The closet in which the water heater was located (originally a pantry we discovered) had to be removed: walls, ceiling and floor -- after they drained the water heater and removed it. This allowed access to the plumbing behind the bathtub which was impossible to work on because the small access door was behind the water heater! Most of the water pipes for both the bathtub and water heater, and drain pipes, had to be replaced before they could rebuild the walls and floor to install a new water heater. Stacy Calahan actually had to crawl under the house twice to gain access to some of the plumbing to make repairs and replace some of the pipes. After everything was taken out, they replaced the floor, walls and ceiling, and installed sheetrock, which they then textured and painted before bringing in the new water heater. The only things left in the bathroom were the tub, the small linen closet and the ceiling. Stacy had a beautiful new commode ready to install and together we picked out a vanity and tiles for the floor and walls to match the paint colors I had selected (dark and light sage). At the same time, we picked out all the faucets, towel racks, assist bars, etc., in a satin nickel finish. I have a brand new bathroom! It is beautiful, with a non-slip tile floor that looks like stone, the walls are a lovely color that changes from tan to misty sage depending on the light. I now have an exhaust fan with a light in the ceiling and a light bar above a wonderful, large mirror over the vanity. There had never been an electrical outlet in the bathroom because 70 years ago there were no curling irons and blow dryers to use. All the bathroom hardware matches beautifully and there is a nice, 4" decorative stripe of ceramic glass in various square and rectangular shapes that ties the colors together. The craftsmen at Calahan Construction took great care when setting the tile to make sure all the tiles were precise distances apart whether on the floor or walls. They put new drywall up and textured it to match the 70-year-old plaster that remained above where the tile had been, then painted it with great care to avoid getting paint on any other surfaces. They had also put down heavy canvas from my front door to the bathroom, HVAC, and water heater which were conveniently right next to each other, to avoid tracking mud, texture and paint onto my floors. The foundation people are here right now and after they make some minor adjustments (thank goodness!), I will have Calahan come back and remove a bar between a very small kitchen (circa 1946) and a back room that was added sometime in the 1960s, then remove the mismatched flooring from a square hallway through the kitchen and the back room, build in extra counters and cabinets, after installing new sheetrock, texture and paint throughout the three rooms. Stacy has already checked the rooms and floors and is looking for appropriate flooring that can be used to tie the areas together. I will definitely use Calahan Construction to do any other work that needs to be done to update my home, because I can be sure they will do an excellent job at a fair price, regardless of how unconventional the old-hippie owner is!