Raul is a gem! He can do pretty much anything. Beyond flooring, he is a master craftsman when it comes to carpentry. And he paints, too. We bought a new home and found wonderful engineered hardwood floors we wanted installed. We needed an affordable option and a lot of the big name places charge and arm and a leg for installation. Raul has no real overhead and was a very cost effective option.
But have no fear: he is amazing! We watched him work and his attention to detail was impressive. We had a different company demo out the existing tile floors in a section of the house where we wanted hardwood. The tile was originally installed wrong (cemented to cement slab) and the removal damaged the slab quite a bit. Raul did a great job of repairing that and prepping it for the new floors. We had planned to do the baseboards ourselves, to save money, but we ended up asking Raul to do it. We liked him so much, we soon had him demoing out an awkward TV nook the prior owners had built. He fixed that up beautifully. He will be the one to build our new mantel once we are ready.
He is friendly, honest, courteous, cleans up after himself and clearly cares about his work.
If there is a downside, it's that he works alone. So if your project is large or you need to stick to a timeline, he might not work well for you. But he will give you an honest estimate for how long it will take him (and then he will beat that estimate!).
In short, we are quite fond of Raul and would hire him to do just about anything!