Ray built me the kitchen I had "in my head". It's perfect. He was flexible and patient as we worked through the design. When I saw ideas on Pinterest or Houzz, I sent them to him and he always said "Yes, I can build that." I have a well built, custom kitchen for a fraction of what other designers/contractors/big box stores would cost ... hidden microwave cabinet, custom broom cabinet, custom shelving for 9 x 13 pans, platters and cookie sheets, pull out vegetable baskets, hidden towel storage, hidden trash, extra deep upper cabinets for large plates. Do yourself a favor and let him build it. I like his kitchen cabinets better than the Martha Stewart cabinets from Home Depot that we used in a different part of the house. There is nothing wrong with the Martha Stewart cabinets, they too are well made and gorgeous ... they were also significantly more expensive than Ray's and the design process at Home Depot was more cumbersome.
He was willing to come to my house on weekends and in snow. He even made a second trip on Mother's day just to let me re-check the color. Re-check. I had already approved it, then got nervous and wanted another look.
We have done quite a few projects in this house: basement galley kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and a complete gut and rebuild of the master bedroom and bath. I am a seasoned DIYer and remodel person. I know when someone is trying to make a job easier for themselves instead of perfect for you. I would hire Ray again in a heartbeat. He is by far the most conscientious worker we have had in our house.