Jonathan came in to build a fence and tear down/expand our deck. The quote he gave us was outstanding. We did add in a few items, such as staining the deck and then, after the first day, adding in a drainage system. There were a few hiccups in the project, such as the stain acting more like paint. Jonathan had to sand down all the boards, get new stain (a different brand) and restain everything! We also had a week of rain, two days lost due to drilling into limestone, etc.
He addressed every single concern we had. We needed a gate at the top of our deck stairs due to us having a 15 month old son. He showed me how the handles of the fence gates lock, because my son figured out how to open them within an hour of being outside! The deck has been planed down and is so smooth that you can walk out there without shoes, not worrying about any splinters! Jonathan really customized everything to make sure that not only we were happy, but our son was safe.
I was also very impressed how he and his workers looked after our son, would talk with him, and not be put off when he was walking around, showing interest (not that he was out there a lot!). They explained to him what the tools did, and Jonathan even showed him how to dig in our gravel with a trowel.
The hardest part was the length of the project. I've been told that when you have construction projects, to expect them to take twice as long and cost twice as much. We did have to shell out just a little more. Part of it was our fault due to the drainage we asked them to add under the deck. The other part was the two days of labor lost thanks to the limestone. Jonathan had to come in with rebar and resupport everything. The project did end up taking twice as long, due to a lot of the unforeseen circumstances. And I'm not counting the week of rain where very little was able to be done at all!
Overall, I would highly recommend Jonathan to anyone needing work done. We could not have asked for a better job to be done! And we would definitely consider using him again with our next home improvement project!