Scott and Kashad are amazing! Together, they can provide improvement services that are second to none. If you are looking for a carpenter/contractor who knows his stuff and stands behind his work, that would be Scott. If you are looking for a great assistant, who is polite, helpful, learning quickly and strong, that would be Kashad.
In our opinion, our project was overwhelming to say the least - our 20 year old vintage wood-paneled garage door was rotting from both the weather and a really bad paint job (please see first 3 photos below). The wood was rotting to a point that hinges were about to fall off and we thought the garage door would eventually fail.
We were quoted a high price by several garage door companies to replace our vintage wood garage door with a "run of the mill", metal garage door. Hoping we could find someone with exceptional carpentry and painting skills, good math and measurement skills, we went on Thumbtack and found Scott's Home Improvements. Thank goodness we did because Scott had to rebuild the entire bottom horizontal row of wood panels on our wood garage door to repair the old wood garage door.
To accomplish this tedious task, Scott meticulously examined the existing wood. He required 1/2 $ down for materials and soon found the closest match he could to the existing wood. Please let me tell you, Scott knows wood.
Soon thereafter, the bottom panels were removed by Scott and Kashad with care and the hardware was kept close at hand. Scott was smart to disengage the garage door mechanism so we would not lower the remaining rows of the garage door by accident - sending them crashing to the floor below. In addition, Scott hung a tarp to keep our belongings safe and sound while the work took place. Most of the work was performed outside of the garage in our driveway - even in the coldest of temperatures to get the job done.
Once the work began, Scott assembled the 20' bottom frame, by installing some and rebuilding most of the beveled wood panels and battens so they could finally connect each panel and wood batten inside the frame with perfection. Scott managed to replace the bottom row of panels on our garage door so well, that the garage door never looked so good!
Amazingly to us, no one would ever know that the bottom 3 foot high by 20 foot wide row of panels/battens were replaced. Because Scott picked the right wood, once he stained the wood, it matched the other remaining rows above it exactly (inside and out). I think matching the stain was an art as well. To top the job off, Scott coated the exterior stain with a good polyurethane to protect the wood door from both the sun and weather. Wow, what a job well done. Thank you Scott and Kashad!