Working with Mike was a great experience from start to finish. One of the reasons we picked him was based on the level of detail in his initial estimate. While most of the other contractors gave us a brief description of the work to be done with a limited breakdown of costs, Mike provided us with a detailed spreadsheet that contained each and every line item, activity and material and what it would cost. This gave us a lot of confidence that we'd stay on budget, and also helped us to make decisions in terms of what to keep in the project and what to take out. Mike was very responsive and easy to work with. I'd often send him e-mails with questions or requests for changes on weekends or evenings. I didn't need or expect to get a response right away, but Mike often responded within an hour or so. Once we got underway Mike was on top of everything, stopping in regularly to check on the status of the work and make sure everything was progressing smoothly. The quality of the work was great, we're thrilled with our new family room. Paint, molding and woodwork are flawless- you can hardly tell that it is the same room we started with. In terms of costs, we made a few changes along the way, but, even given that, still came in within a few $100's of the proposed amount, no more than 2-3% over our budget (and all based on additions or changes that we requested). Great experience, highly recommended, will use again for future projects.