Joe was one of only two contractors we met with--both were recommended by friends. We were impressed with the thoroughness of Joe's proposal in which he clearly delineated the steps, the contractor costs and the allowances. He also promised that he could complete the entire job---kitchen, laundry room and bathroom--by my deadline. I was expecting my elderly dad to arrive for an extended visit on November 16th and, because of his disabilities, everything had to be completed before then. Joe came as promised on Friday, October 15th to start the complete tear-out of my kitchen and of the cedar closet in the bathroom. He had had a dumpster delivered the previous day. By that Saturday evening it was clear to me that Joe was one of the hardest workers I had ever met and that he was meticulous. Our job was well underway. I quickly realized that Joe is completely trustworthy, and I felt comfortable leaving him here to do the work while I was gone. He hung plastic sheeting to minimize the dust and disruption to the rest of my house and was very good about cleaning up at the end of each day. When the ceramic tile was put down in the laundry and bath, he recommended laying the tiles on the diagonal to make the space seem larger. I appreciated all of his suggestions and the guidance that he gave us about choosing our finishes and our products. He is a total perfectionist, meticulous in every detail. Mindful of the inconvenience, he minimized the amount of time I had to live without my washer and dryer, reinstalling them as soon as the grout was dry. Two weeks into the job, a family emergency forced my husband & I to leave for a few days just as the cabinets were ready to arrive. Joe reassured us that he would supervise the installation and make sure that everything was fine--and it was. The people he works with, from his cabinetmaker to the tile guy, the electrician, painter, plumber and floor people were all knowledgable, polite and well-trained in their fields. People warned me that doing a renovation of this size can be stressful and can put a strain on your marriage. This was not the case with Joe. I looked forward to each new day and to the progress I would see. I enjoyed meeting all of the tradesmen, and I learned quite a bit about the process. After a few days, my husband even relaxed! In the end, it was an enjoyable experience, and that is due in large measure to Joe Henry. He was never too busy to take a phone call from me, never too busy to help me understand what I needed to order and when or how to go about choosing my granite or my tile. He took particular care matching the stain on the new woodwork to the existing woodwork. He takes great pride in his work and would not settle for less than perfection. He also provided guidance on where to get the best prices on quality faucets, sinks and appliances and how to navigate "the world of granite." My kitchen is beautiful. It is better than I ever imagined it could be. The bathroom is also gorgeous and will be such a useful addition. We are very happy that we chose Joe as our contractor. He was not the lowest bidder, but my husband and I both agree that we definitely got our money's worth.