I met a mover at my current employers office, who offered to quote me a price to change my flooring. I was skeptical about all contractors, since the contractor I used post Katrina was so horrible. I was terrified to trust anyone. Prior to his estimate, I had collected 18 estimates, for 4 of the 5 major projects, as I was collecting estimates, to elevate my home. He happened to have the lowest estimate. However, that is not the reason I gave him the job. I had asked all of the companies before him, to tell me how to tie into my existing roofline, when they attach my deck. Out of the 19 companies I spoke with, he was the only one, to give me a precise description, of his approach. I was sold by his ideas, and gave him the job. I made the decision, to give the entire job, to this contractor. I wanted all new wood floors, throughout my house, in which the floors must be raised, to match the original house. I wanted 420 sq. ft. of decking, with two sets of stairs. I wanted a 10'x28' building attached to the backside, of the deck, subdivided. I wanted both deck and outer building, under the existing roof. I wanted a patio cover, at the back end, of the new driveway. I also wanted 1300 sq. ft. of concrete, which would include sidewalks, walkways, and approximately 135' of driveway. I handed him the house key, said I will be back from Italy in 10 days, do what you can. When I walked into my house 10 days later, it did not look like the same house. The wood floors were all finished. I couldn't believe it. I was so impressed that they moved, all of my furniture and appliances, plus built up the floors, in the back half of the house, and installed all of the flooring, in just 10 days. The furniture was polished, the bathrooms were cleaned and the house had never looked better. It was amazing! The real shock came, as I walked to the back door, and the guys were actually standing, on my new deck. That was the most awesome welcome home, anyone could possibly ask for. The surprised continued, the playroom/shed building was there, including the roof. The patio cover was designed and built, better than expected. It was awesome. All of this was built in just 10 days. I have since amended the original contract 18 times with some of the following projects. I added vinyl siding, soffit and fascia, to be installed on the house, as well as the patio. The kitchen door was bad, along with the sill, so I added replacing these items. I added finishing the interior, of both the shed and playroom. When we added onto the house the first time, we did not get our attic opened between the two sections. So, I added opening the roof between the first two sections of my attic. I added decking the old, as well as the new attic space. I added a work bench to be built in the new shed. I added many truckloads of sand to be brought in, to fill in the yard before adding all of the new concrete. I added a new column, to replace the old column, on our front porch. I added the removal of the wrought iron rail, on the front porch, and the replacement with a new campsite rail, on the front porch. I added the replacement of the ceramic tile, in both of the bathrooms. I added the removal of our old water heater and it's building, and the replacement with a new tankless water heater. I added a new custom built wrought iron base, vinyl covered gate, to be built and installed. I added a bad water line to be replaced, on the incoming line of the house. I added insulation, to be blown into the original house walls, as well as the new addition walls. I added two large magnetic curio cabinets, to be custom designed, to fit behind both upper penisula cabinets, in my dining room. I added saloon doors, to be custom built, to my design and installed, between my kitchen and dining room. I still feel like I am forgetting to mention some of the others tasks. But no matter what I threw out there, I was accommodated. We are 8 weeks into the job, and just about completed. All of my decking, handrails and stairs were designed and built using special ordered composite materials. We are waiting for the remainder of these materials to arrive, otherwise it would be completely finished. I am one satisfied homeowner. If anyone would like to come by and see my job, I will be more than happy to show it.