Tom was simply put, amazing. Great to work with, very friendly, and very high quality work. I hired him to re-do my deck. I bought my house two years ago and the deck has been in bad shape since then with solid stain peeling in several places. I needed the previous several coats from the previous owner stripped and wanted a semi transparent stain I f possible. Tom is an Engineer who knows what he is doing with decades of experience. He was very detail oriented from the very beginning. He sent me detailed emails of everything to be done step by step that the price we agreed upon included so that there was no confusion. He is most reasonable and came in with a great price. A few professional companies first quoted me $2700, $3,500, and one even $5K! Yes my deck has two small stair cases and three levels but that sounded outrageous! Tom came in with a few others from Thumbtack in at around 900-1000. He sold me on his experience and meticulous detail and said he could strip down enough to even get a semitransparent stain on, while others said only a solid stain could be done.
It seemed Tom was at my house much more than he originally thought, though he stayed with the contract original price. He is very trustworthy and honest. I couldn't be happier with the finished product. He went above and beyond it seemed in many aspects, he even ended up replacing the wood on one of the staircases as it was rotting and unsafe. While at my place he even reinforced my wooden face gate and replaced some sprinklers. He will spend many long hours on your project as he continually says that quality is what is most important to him, he can't do a half A job, it is not in his DNA to do a job with any less quality than he would do for his own home. I know this deck job will last.
The only drawback for some might be if they need a big job done right away real fast, because Tom works solo, either on weekends or after his day job on week nights. I didn't have a pressing timeline, and with weather conditions of rain sometimes and with the deck needing to properly dry out before staining, combined with his schedule it did take over a week to get it all done, though it was a big job and really like I said, I couldn't be more pleased. If you need a deck stained or anything else for that matter, don't hesitate to hire Tom Flynn! You won't regret it