We were preparing a rental property for sale and Jim was hired to do some general repairs to the walls and doors as well as paint both the interior and exterior of the house. We hired Jim because when he prepared the estimate, he was very detailed in reviewing what needed to be done to complete the job. He looked at all of the doors, ceilings, walls and exterior. He assessed what needed to be done and provided a detail estimate and resulting contract that itemized all aspects of the work to be completed. Though he was detailed in the contract to the level of number of doors to be painted and/or hung, he was flexible when we changed some things on him and didn’t’ charge us extra. At first glance it appeared that his estimate was higher than others we received, but because it was so clear what would or would not be completed for that amount of money, we decided to go with Jim. Other estimates left too much room for interpretation and price creep.
In addition to our satisfaction with Jim’s quality of work, we were impressed that when he committed to something, he stuck to it. We knew when he would be on the job, when he needed to be somewhere else, when he would return, how long something would take, etc. The job was completed in the time he estimated and even a little early. In addition, as we were doing other things around the house ourselves, Jim often provided advice, based on his experience, on different ways of doing things, which was very helpful and appreciated.
We trusted Jim and his work ethic/quality so much that we decided we could leave our house in his hands and return to our home 11 hours away, and, pay him in advance for his services. Jim put the finishing touches on the house by installing new baseboard, door trim and quarter round. He sent us not one, but over a dozen pictures of the completed work. It was a great job!
Jim was a pleasure to work with. And if we need any other work done to the house while in the process of selling it, we would certainly call on Jim to get the job done. We know we can rely on him.