We had an absolutely fantastic experience working with SunCrest Builders. ESTIMATE: We were on a tight budget and SunCrest Builders was the first company we have contacted in regard to some remodeling work on our first house. John Cantrall, the owner, came out for an estimate. At the time we had very little idea of what we wanted and how much things cost. John was very efficient and methodical during the estimate and provided us with truly brilliant suggestions. You can really tell he knows a thing or two about interior design. His idea of putting in a kitchen peninsula, as well as, painting the stairs white were brilliant. We?re glad we went with his advice. Over the course of about another two weeks John worked with us to tailor the scope of the work to our needs. One nice thing about John?s estimates is that they?re very detailed and you can easily tell what?s driving the cost. The initial scope was expensive for us and we asked John to take some things out and provide another estimate. That estimate was a little closer to our budget, but we decided to adjust a little more and as a result John provided us with the third and final estimate. This was a gradual process, but in the end we ended up with something that meets our budget and satisfies majority of our needs. As a side note, we had two other estimates with other companies. One company did not provide us with an estimate, other than a lump sump amount. We had no clue to what was driving the cost. When we asked for a detailed estimate, they got back to us a week later with another lump sump number - just a little lower to woo us in, we presume. We really appreciated John?s detailed estimate after that experience. The other company is also highly rated here on AngiesList and the price was close to SunCrest?s. However, we decided to go with SunCrest, because John?s estimates were a lot less stingy on certain points. For example, we needed to have a piece of drywall repaired in the living room. John included a complete repaint of the living room with two coats of paint. The other company was only going to paint over the area they ?touched? and with only one coat of paint. Another thing to add, is that of the three companies that gave us an estimate, John?s was the only one that promised to be done in a week. The other two needed two weeks. WORKSMANSHIP: The quality of the work that John and his team have produced made us very happy. The work began very quickly. We came home every night to check on the progress and were very impressed with some details. For example, every single day John?s crew cleaned up after themselves and made sure that everything was left neatly. We could really tell they took great care in making sure they don?t brake anything or spill paint on the carpet, etc. Bryan, the manager, was very accessible by phone and made sure he answered any/all questions we had throughout the process. The rest of the guys that worked on our house we could tell were true craftsmen. Whoever worked on our stairs must be a magician for he has really pulled out a hat trick. We had carpet on our stairs and in preparations of putting in new floors, John suggested we remove the carpet and paint the stairs white. It turned out there must have been what seemed to be a zillion staples in there. There were staple holes all over the place. The wood itself was far worse than that beautiful solid oak we fantasized about - in that case we would have polished it. We were worried. We thought the only possible (and aesthetically pleasing) solution was to put the carpet back. Well, once the staples were all out (it probably must have taken them hours to take them out), the carpenter was able to fill all the staple holes and repair any areas that needed repair. Once all that was done, they applied paint and it look now looks like a million bucks. We would have never thought it could look this good after seeing all the staples. One of the other major things that John?s team did was a partial removal of Kitchen/DR wall. We asked them to ready the knee wall for granite bar ledge installation. One of the complications that came up was that the wall ended up being a load-bearing wall. We were worried that this was going to put us over the top of our budget, but in the end John did not charge us a penny for putting in the support beams. We were also wondering exactly how much support the walls would need. John reassured us that he wouldn?t do a thing without first consulting a civil engineer. As promised, he provided us with an engineer drawing and put in the supports that were deemed necessary by the engineer. This really put us at peace. The knee wall, by the way, looks great and we can?t wait until the granite is installed - by the way John and Bryan went out of their way to find and install the granite supports that we wanted. We just signed a contract with the granite company and the owner complemented us on the granite supports and how nice, sturdy and low-profile they?re. The other things were also expertly done. Tim did a great job building a kitchen peninsula out of IKEA cabinets we had purchased. All the drywall and painting was also masterfully done. SUMMARY: We didn?t know what to expect given this is our first house. We were pleased with John and his team and in the end feel that we made a solid decision to go with SunCrest Builders. We?re certainly going to consider doing future business with them and we highly recommend them. They really went out of their way to make us feel satisfied. All the work performed was top-notch and very well managed. They managed to complete the project on time and within our budget. It is difficult to summarize, but given our small budget we really thought we were getting a Buick, but instead got a Cadillac. This is a gem of a company. John & Company - keep up the good work! Thank you guys.