I chose Landcore partly because it is owned by a woman and as a woman living alone I felt more comfortable working with a female. However, the owner, Kathryn proved to be extremely an knowledgable and thorough.
She took care of permit issues, even going so far as going to the permit office personally to fix an issue. She saved me thousands by advising me against unnecessary work and was unendingly patient while I tried to decided between stamped, not stamped, color and all the other options. The work was done in a few days and Kathryn, unlike many contractors, was on site most of the time. She personally supervised every aspect of the project and ensured that everything went off without a hitch. I couldn't reccoment Landcore more highly.