We received five appraisals before deciding to go with John. Not only did he provide the lowest bid, but he was punctual (two appraisers never showed up at all), very professional, humble, and enthusiastic about doing a good job. I'm a novice at this stuff, but John never showed contempt or superiority when working with someone unfamiliar with this type of project. After we accepted his bid, John didn't disappoint. He and his crew were on time, very thorough, nice guys, and did a GREAT job. We're in the process of fixing up an old house and have dealt with a host of contractors/carpenters, not all of whom have been gems. That said, I could not recommend this one more highly. If your experience is like mine, he'll give you an honest, highly competitive bid and follow through by doing the job right.