I found the contractor on another site, not here on Thumbtack. I had 5 bids from different contractors. My wife and I reviewed every bid even discussed project scopes with every one of them. We chose Chris based on his professionalism, knowledge of the construction industry as well as checking referrals that he provided to us. They all checked out and we were excited to text him and offered him the job. His responsiveness was very punctual.
The project took 6 weeks. It was a kitchen remodel he and the crew completed. What stood him out than the other contractors was that he could measure the kitchen cabinets, made 3D drawings from his office, ordered cabinets as a dealer also installed our beautiful cabinets himself. We got all of these services in 1 package. Something you don't see much anywhere. We met with few kitchen designers (not his) and they had subcontractors that perform the work. That's extra mark-ups we didn't wish to pay for so Chris' price was within few other cabinet quotes we received elsewhere and we knew it was a huge steal of a deal.
His professionalism and demeanors were top-notch. He communicated and kept us in the loop of the project daily. We were very pleased with his forthcomings. At the end of the project, he gave us a punch list and asked us to put any blue tape that we see that need to be corrected or touched up. This is exactly how we envisioned when working with a contractor. Our kitchen turned out very beautiful. One thing when we received bids, his estimate was broken down into itemized estimate, outlining every work and cost. We wanted to see exactly where our money was being spent on.
If you need a contractor, I would recommend Chris. He's also a very nice gentleman, very understanding of our concerns or requests. We got along very well and ended up becoming friends afterward, something that doesn't happen often anywhere.
Bryson & Wendy