He started off great. Very nice guy, seemed as though he was a man of his word but we found out that he wasn't. He did mud and tape the drywall along with his helper. They did 2/3 coats of mud and then when dry, mechanically and hand sanded. When Gary said that they were finished I came and casually, my mistake, looked it over and then paid him the balance which totalled $2000. He said that, "if we found anything that we couldn't live with I'll come back and fix it"... this was on a Friday. So we came in Monday and started actually looking it over and saw all kinds of mistakes, cavities, places that were over sanded (through to the paper), places that hadn't been touched as far as mud or sanding... so, we called him and he said it would be the end of the week before he could get back to fix it. So we were held up on a considerably sized project. He did come back at the end of the week and made some repairs... afterwards he said that he believed that "he got it" and to prime the walls and if we see anything to let him know again and he would come fix it. We primed with a high quality primer, Zinser 1,2,3... as we were priming the tape was already puckering and you could literally see every butt-joint that he said was good and the running seems were still over sanded to the point that they were cupped. We again messaged him and he texted that he would be there that afternoon. He came that afternoon and thought that it would be something "quick"... and started making excuses that the reason you can see all of the imperfections is because the "primer has a glossy sheen"... What?? One could see the imperfections because it wasn't done right. This was on a Monday...He said that he didn't know when he could get back but possibly Thursday or Friday of that week... putting us even further behind on an already delayed project. Friday morning he texted and said that we needed to re-prime everything with a low-sheen primer before he would come back.... He never came back. I along with my crew, re-mudded the walls, fixed the corners, blended the butt-joints, etc... We did hire another person to come sand everything and he did a great job. All in all it cost me a little more than $1000 to "fix" what Gary Ivy would not. I would never hire him again or recommend him to anyone.