I switched contractors main stream due to pricing adjustments escalating with my original contractor. I was very comfortable with previous contractor, but was concerned the subcontractors he was using were not cost effective. My concerns turned out to be real. I reached out to BJ through Angie's List to ask for a bid so that I could compare costs. He came out and gave me my bid which turned out to be considerably lower in costs than my previous contractor bid. However, the scope of work BJ bid on was smaller than my original contractor scope. I knew I would have change orders once we got started and I was hoping those change orders did not surpass the original contractor bid I received previously. I signed the contracts and gave BJ the work. I had 60 days to complete before may renters were moving in so I was a little concerned with finishing on time. BJ was finishing off a previous job and was not able to start for two to three weeks after I signed the contract. Although I was a little nervous, BJ kept assuring me he would get it done within the time frame I needed. Once he shifted his focus to my home, the process really moved along and he was out and done before my renters moved in. BJ and his team are professional and very concerned with client expectations. The quality of the work was exceptional. My projects turned out better than we were hoping and BJ was awesome at giving my wife and I advice and direction on colors and placement of accessories. Most important, I feel he did not nickel and dime me on change orders and additional work beyond the original scope. His overall costs came in lower than my original bid and the scope turned out to be larger than the original bid from my first contractor. I feel many contractors take advantage of the homeowners when change orders are required because we do not have options at that point. BJ did not take advantage. I feel I got a better quality job, more completed, a better buying experience, all at a lower cost. BJ made me look smart! With all of the various projects BJ was coordinating on my house, we had only one miss communication during the whole process. I expected all of the exterior trim paint to be completed in the scope of work, but BJ only scoped out the main house and excluded the guest cottage. Although our expectations were not the same, BJ took it upon himself to cover the additional painting expense required to meet my expectations. I was very pleased he placed the client first. Again, many contractors I have dealt with have had a hard time absorbing costs or responsibility and want to deflect it back to the customer. Not BJ! I have other properties I plan on doing major renovations to and I hope I have the opportunity to work with BJ and the whole William Birchard crew again.