Ameduri Construction takes on more than they can handle, leaving them to be unreliable, irresponsible, and unprofessional. They do not stand by their work. Mark Ameduri underestimates the time required to complete a job, then bills for time and materials, leaves the job unfinished, and makes you feel like he is doing you a favor if he makes the time to come back. He does not show up on time, leaves for hours during the day, and bills at $37 per hour for the time he is gone. I initially called Ameduri construction to repair a glass sliding door in one of my showers. That was my number one priority. Mark said that it would cost $100 for him to come out to fix the shower, but that if I had other projects to be done, he would charge $300 for a whole day. That seemed like a good deal, so I had him come over to look at some siding repair that we also needed. While he was there, he said that he would purchase the siding pieces before he came to work, and that in one day he would fix the shower door (which only needed some adhesive) and repair the siding. We also noticed that a wood shelf that is outside a second story window was rotting, so he said he would get the 2x4's to repair that, and that he would bring a helper to paint the outside of my hot tub for $12 per hour. He said that he would come at 8AM and work a long day, until 7 or 8PM to get the job done. This initial estimate was done around the middle of May, but Mark did not know when he could actually make time for the job. He wanted to work Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend, but that is not allowed in our neighborhood, so we finally agreed that he would start at 8AM on May 30. He actually showed up at 10AM that day, left for 4 hours to "purchase the materials", and left by 5PM, leaving me with a shower door that had been disassembled, but the adhesive had not worked, and leaving me with pieces of unfinished siding. He wasn't sure when he could return, but when I was very dissatisfied with that, he somehow moved some other jobs around and returned the following day. On the second day he brought a different adhesive which worked on my shower door, and continued working on the siding, although he did not complete it. That day he put the shower door back on and caulked the metal frame that he had loosened to get it out. When he left on May 31, the job was not complete, and he could not come back June 13. During that interim period, the caulking he applied disintegrated because he had not cleaned out the water that had been trapped under the metal frame that he had caulked. He came back on June 13 and put some shims under the frame so that it would dry, saying that he would come back on June 15 to caulk that and thereby finish that repair. However, June 15 he didn't show, and he cancelled the following appointment that he had set to come back as well. So one month later, my first priority, my shower door is still not fixed. The siding job has been finished, but at three times the price he initially estimated, since he initially said he could do it in one day, and it took three days. The wood shelf - he spent a lot of time painting the wood on his last day here, but ran out of time to install it. Throughout the day he said that it would be finished, and then at the end of the day he said "I just don't think I'm going to have the time to install that today". Since that time, I have had another contractor come to look at it, and he said that the wrong paint was used, that it was not properly primed, and so the wood has bled through the paint, and it needs to be painted all over again. The helper to paint the hot tub - Mark called the day before they were to come and said that he wanted $15 per hour, not $12. I asked if it would be complete by the end of the day and he said yes, so I agreed. What I didn't know was that Mark would spend the last two hours of his day helping the helper, so the total cost was actually increased by Mark's rate of $37 per hour, thereby also contributing to the reason why he couldn't install the wood shelf that day. He then left all of the wood in the middle of the garage, obstructing the walkway to the door to my home. Mark told me that his wife is due to have a baby, and that she is on bed rest. While I am compassionate to that, I do believe that he then should have had the forethought to take on only those jobs that he could finish, not to leave me with something half done. I have two children that share the shower that he worked on. He said that it would have taken him one hour or less to come over and recaulk the shower. A dedicated contractor who values his customers would have found a way to clear that hour. When Mark cancelled the two days he had planned to come back to finish this job, I contacted him and asked for a refund, at least for the amount I paid to have him repair the shower door. It is now over one month since his first visit, that shower is not functional because the water will leak out of the area that needs to be caulked, and I need to find someone else to complete his work. His response was "reallly?". I do not recommend this contractor. UPDATE: 7/17/2012 The response below is not accurate. I have the invoice to show that I was indeed charged cntractor's $37/hr rate for painting in addition to the $15 /hr helper rate. Furthermore he alleges that I told him I was going to call Angie's List, when in reality I just texted to ask him if he was going to finish the job or to refund the fees so I could get someone else to do so. Finally, I never called to purchase a Big Deal, the contractor promoted the Big Deal to me. I wasn't aware I had to purchase this online.