We were selling our house and this contractor was recommended by our realestate agent. She said they had a good rating on Angies list and she had a client who had used them with good result. We called and the owner came out right away. Despite what our realestate agent said, I could not just hand him the house inspection report and he would interpret what needed to be done and do it. We spent more than an hour looking at the house with me insisting that he at least look at the inspection report, which he seemed to only briefly glance at. It could have been two hours total he spent there. I thought he could have done the repair in that time. They said they would get it done right away since we were selling our house and had a deadline, which I appreciated. However, when the workmen came they came to the door inspection report in hand and asked me what needed to be done. I could hardly believe I would have to explain to a couple of workmen (who didn't seem to speak English well) what took me a couple of hours to explain to their boss. I also noticed they had crossed off part of what was written on the estimate without reducing the price. So I called their boss and he said it was normal for the workers to ask the home owner what needed to be done. I thought OK, I'll go along with this. What choice do I have? I need this done to get the house sold. So finally, after I'd repeated everything to the workers that I had discussed with their boss, they finally got to work. They dissappeared down the street and came back after awhile with a big old trailer that took them several minutes to back into our driveway. As they unloaded their equipment it seemed their shoes were filled with lead. In fact they seemed to be draging their feet from the time they got there. I thought oh well, it shouldn't matter, I have an estimate and they wouldn't bill me for time beyond their estimate. Boy was I wrong. The next surprise came when they sent me the bill. It was more than twice their original estimate, and my wife and I performed the painting that was needed to finish the job. But, we were selling our house and really didn't have any choice. So we paid the bill and moved on.