Mike James came to my house on 7/2/16, arrived on time, was friendly, pleasant, courteous, and respectful, We discussed what I thought needed to be done regarding the deck, but never mentioned the other projects. I explained to Mike that I wasn't sure if I was going to remain in the house or possibly move, so therefore I needed to meet with a realtor first before I would actually be in a position to pin point what I needed done. We did discuss the approximate cost of removing the deck, and he gave me some suggestions about what he thought would be best if I were to sell the house. Mike was very patient and understanding, and actually referred me to a reputable realtor and a plumber, We discussed the possibility of him building me a new house, and he even told me about a piece of property that he thought I might be interested in purchasing. I appreciated how kind and loving he was with my precious animals, and was impressed with the fact that he builds wonderful cat retreats and habitats--as well as tree houses. Although I'm not yet in a position to hire Mike at the moment, I have complete confidence in his abilities, and would not hesitate to hire him sometime soon. In fact, i already referred him to one of my neighbors. I can sum it up by saying that I am very impressed with Mike's scope of knowledge and level of intelligence, and am looking forward to seeing the quality of his work.