Let me begin by saying that I'm an EXTREMELY discerning person when it comes to selecting someone to decorate, repair or renovate portions of my home. In addition, I work long hours and travel a good bit, so I don't have a lot of spare time to spend following up with people, ensuring they stay on track with a specific job, etc.
This particular job involved repairing what I thought was pretty extensive drywall damage that popped up following foundation repair last winter; in addition, I wanted the living room and dining room painted. After having several contractors come by to view the job, I was getting increasingly frustrated; they were a terrible combination of condescending, rushed, dismissive and potentially dishonest (one guy told me I'd probably need to remove an entire wall. OK, sure.)
When I contacted Demterius, he arranged to come view the job the same day and was very thorough in his evaluation. As it turned out, I didn't really have a drywall problem so much--I had a LOT of split and peeling paint with a few deeper cracks thrown in for good measure. he was very honest in his assessment and assured me that things weren't as dire as they appeared. Also, and perhaps most importantly, Demterius was courteous, friendly, polite and displayed a great sense of humor...that goes a long way with me.
Once we settled on a price--which was UTTERLY REASONABLE--we scheduled the work, and we were on our way. Probably the single most impressive aspect of this experience is that the day Demetrius was supposed to start work, we were in the midst of a record-breaking cold snap that slowed down his previous job and caused it to run long. Rather than calling me to reschedule, he came to my house to personally apologize for the delay and reschedule for the very next morning. Nice!
Once the work commenced, it was truly astounding; the repairs to the cracks have rendered them invisible (and some of them were LARGE), and the paint job has completely transformed this house into a much more contemporary, sophisticated home; it was built in the 80's, and there's quite a bit of ugliness we're exorcising. Demetrius has the steady hand of a surgeon and the eye of an artist--I can't recommend him strongly enough, and I'll definitely be using his services for the multiple projects on my agenda for the next year.