Rick Johnson of STL Remodeling & General Contracting has done several projects for my wife and I over the past few years. We are very happy with his work. He has built a new sundeck for us and has installed an elaborate French drains system to correct ground water and runoff problems which needed to be addressed. He has remodeled our kitchen and master bath with excellent results. He also acted as general contractor for the installation of an auxiliary electric power system for our house.
Our first engagement with Rick involved the repair/replacement of significant portions of a very long and winding stockade fence that was badly damaged in the December, '08 ice storm that hit this area. He saved us a great deal of money through a combination of restoration and replacement instead of a wholesale replacement of the fence which had been recommended by other contractors. Rick has also replaced sections of the cedar siding on our house (a 4 bedroom garrison colonial in Westford, MA).
In each instance, we have been more than satisfied with the quality of Rick's work, including his timeliness and they absence of material cost increases beyond his initial estimates. I think his prices are competitive. He is knowledgeable in a wide range of home repairs and construction. Most importantly, he is responsive and reliable.
I wish my earlier involvement with general contractors were half as favorable. I consider myself fortunate to have hooked up with STL and have no reservations in recommending him.