Got an immediate, very reasonable quote from Bart to remove 600 square feet of carpet and pad along with some leftover SheetRock and cement board.
Bart called right away to schedule a mutually-agreeable appointment. As it turned out, however, rain had put him somewhat behind schedule. In the meantime, my house painter found the carpet and pad in his way so he removed it himself.
Based upon my initial experience with Bart, I wouldn't hesitate to engage him again. He's a very friendly, accommodating young man. Just glad I was able to catch him before he left to come here!