We have a small 1940s-era bungalow, and the tiny cramped bathroom was becoming a real problem as we got older and creakier. We literally had 10" of space between the front of the toilet and the edge of the tub, making it nearly impossible for someone with severely arthritic knees to use the toilet, and the vanity cabinet for the sink made for such cramped quarters that it wasn't possible for a crutch-user to get into the bathroom at all. Even using a cane in that room was difficult. We didn't want a designer appearance, and we weren't trying to put a modern contemporary bathroom into a 70-year-old home; our priorities were function and accessibility. We talked to several different contractors, and Rick Larson was the only one who really listened to, AND heard, what we were saying. Rick started by bringing out several of his subcontractors to see the job, discuss alternatives with us and explore the most cost-effective quality solution. It did take a while for him to compile the data and put numbers together, but it was clear in examining the incredibly detailed proposal that a great deal of thought and care had gone into it. After some questions and answers, and a few changes, we met with Rick to sign the contract, and work commenced in early September. The bathroom that was remodeled is the only one in the house. We have a toilet in the basement, but no other bathing facilities, and Rick told us that he had been losing sleep over worrying about what we'd do for a shower during the project. What he did was to contrive a shower-surround with plastic sheeting and drywall poles, so that with the exception of one overnight when the tub had been removed but the shower base was not yet in, we were able to shower all the way through the entire project! We were incredibly grateful for his extra care (and I am sure that our coworkers were as well). Not surprisingly with a 70-year-old house, there were a few surprises lurking below the surface. There was some water damage to the plaster around the tub. The light fixture we liked turned out not to fit very well with the cabinet we had chosen. Rick addressed each problem that emerged with creativity and artistry, and the solutions he came up with were both practical and elegant. Each of the subcontractors on the job showed up promptly on the date they were supposed to, and they all did superb jobs in their respective trades. Rick did an heroic job of scheduling them all around each other, and it went very smoothly. He also kept us updated on the results of each of the city inspections throughout the project (there were at least six or seven, for different phases of the work), and every inspection was passed with flying colors. One of the most incredible things about our experience with Larson Builders was the level of communication we received throughout the entire process. We got daily emails, often more than one, occasionally with photos, updating us on what had been done, any issues encountered, plans for the days to come, and anything else pertinent to the progress on the project. When we asked questions, we got prompt and very informative responses. Another thing that we were continually astounded by and tremendously grateful for was the attention to detail that was shown throughout the project. Rick would vacuum the bathroom, the hallway, and part of the living room at the end of the day - then he'd get out his leaf-blower and clear off our driveway at the end of each week! He asked for and wrote down the names of our two cats, and asked how they interact with strangers. He checked in with our neighbors to be sure that his vehicle wasn't in their way. He noticed that the bathroom floorboards were creaking (not surprising in a house this old) and offered to put extra screws in to stop the squeaking. He even noticed that our front door needed a hard push to open or close, so he took off the door and adjusted the hinges so it would fit better! The little extras, the attention to every last detail all through the entire project, were just incredible. The project was finished well within the overall time estimates. Due to issues like the hidden water damage in the plaster that could not be foreseen ahead of time, the final total was higher than the initial estimate - but it is important to note that every single change throughout the entire process was clearly communicated as it emerged, with the cost impact it would have. I am an accountant, so I spent quite a while reviewing and analyzing the final bill in comparison to the initial estimate and the change orders that had been approved during the project, and I was pleased to discover that there were no surprises, nothing that we were not expecting based on the changes we had authorized. The actual bathroom is so incredibly much easier to navigate than it was before the project that it doesn't even feel like the same house. It's not fully ADA-compliant; nobody will ever get a wheelchair through that bathroom door. But then, neither is the rest of the house; they just didn't build them that way back in the 1940s. Within the limitations of a small, basic 70-year-old bungalow, Rick did an exemplary job of making the most of the available space, and in doing so, he has made a profound difference in our quality of life. The bathroom unquestionably looks better than it did before, but the real gift is in the vastly improved usability and accessibility. We are deeply grateful for the care, attention, creativity and thoroughness that Rick Larson brought to this project, and for the impact that it has had on our lives. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Larson Builders LLC to anyone who values quality, craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a highly ethical approach to remodeling work.