This was my first attempt at hiring someone via thumbtack. I won't bore you with the details, but long story short, we ended up choosing Loyola Roofing for a roofing job.
Upon initial contact, I was nearly instantly connected to Phillip Rich, who gave offered to come the same day to to an estimate.
Phillip showed up right on our scheduled time. I felt comfortable with the estimate and the expertise he provided, but my wife was rather adamant that we need to have other bidders give us a quote. It was hard to argue with that.
That did not go so well though. Few estimates later, it was relatively obvious that Loyola was the only sensible choice. I contacted Phillip a day before Thanksgiving hoping he could squeeze us in before, or for, that weekend. He could. The same day we signed the contract. On Friday the project was completed.
Phillip pointed out considerations for future projects and I can honestly say that we would hire him and his company again.
The price was not low, but you get what you pay for.