Gary was originally hired as a subcontractor by a company that we hired to build our deck. He and his crew were so hardworking (they worked 12 hours on a Saturday to finish the job!) and did such a great job. We were so impressed with the work, we asked him to stay on and do additional work on the deck: bench seating, handrails, etc.
THEN we hired him to build custom bench seating in our butler's pantry so we could use it as a breakfast nook. He and I bounced design ideas off one another and what he created was even more beautiful than I imagined it would be; the seating is now the focal point not just of that room, but of our house! People assume it has always been there and are shocked when they learn it was just built. (Our house was built in 1928 and he made sure the design matched the style of that time.)
Since then, he has done a few other jobs for us: replacing doors and locks, patching holes, replacing light fixtures. He is very knowledgeable about everything and takes great pride in his work. Gary is very prompt; if he tells you he will be there at 7, you'd better be ready for him at exactly 7. I also appreciate the fact that he worked around my baby's nap schedule and was very respectful of my home and my family. His services are affordable and very budget friendly.
All in all, I would say that I have never enjoyed having someone work at my house more than I did when Gary was here. I knew what to expect and all work was completed in a timely manner and for a reasonable amount of money. We will DEFINITELY be calling Gary the next time something needs to be repaired, built or installed. We have already recommended him to other people in our neighborhood.