The contract was issued in mid August 2014 and was scheduled to take 1 week. The project started off rocky when Mr. Gomez notified us that the brick we selected was special order and would take 3 weeks to come in. At the time he presented the brick samples for our review, he did not tell us/did not know the brick was special order. After the brick finally arrived 4 weeks later, the project started. The project was delayed yet again because Mr. Gomez underestimated the amount of brick needed for the project and had to place another order that delayed the project another 4 weeks. In the meantime, the other minor reporting job was started and completed but the cleanup of the brick was not done and red mortar was left all over the section of the porch wall repaired. By the time the final brick work on the stairs was performed, it was December 2014, 4 months later. Throughout the project, the contractor did not always show up when he said he would or did not show up on time. This was dismaying and confusing since I had used this contractor previously and he did an exceptional job, was timely, and did a good job cleaning up. The very reasons he was selected for this project, which did not follow suit. Communication was inconsistent, the project was never finished even after the winter was over. The contractor did not bother to come back even after he contacted us in March 2015 stating he was following up on unfinished projects. Overall, the majority of the brick work was completed and was nicely done but the project was not finished and the final required acid wash was never completed. We reached out to Mr. Gomez in March about completing the job and he said he would but he never showed up and stopped responding.