I hired Tony Tan to completely renovate a small bathroom. It involved removing everything in the room (down to the beams and starting new.....removing tub, creating easier to enter shower, re-tiling, new vanity, toilet, shelves and fixtures. I also hired him to replace my air conditioner (outdoor component/compressor) for central air unit. The inside heating unit did not require replacement. The living area and a hallway were repainted following the bathroom remodeling. As a surprise to me, Tony installed a new ceiling fan (with dimmer light and remote) in my living area. A number of miscellaneous repairs such as installing blinds, fixing doorbell, replacing a fallen brick and a segment of siding that had worked lose, installing kitchen lights etc., were all completed as part of the overall project. I have asked for estimates on building a deck and replacing roofing on a shed......plan to use Tony and his crew to have this work done a bit later.
Tony bases his prices on the amount of labor he expects a job to require, and includes prices for contractor grade paint, supplies etc. If you choose to upgrade on tile, fixtures, floors etc. you get the extra charge. If you want to go to Habitat and get surplus items at a reduced charge (I bet he'd use those to help you economise), although I didn't actually ask. He's just the kind of guy who listens to what you say you want, tries to find reasonable options that work for you, and does his best to make it happen, while earning a fair income.
I hired in early March 2017, expecting the work to be completed while I was vacationing with my family the second week of April.
Tony sent pictures or videos of the work done each day. He texted when his people were in the house and when they left for the day. The bathroom project had a firm beginning and ending date and deadlines were met.
My only suggestion for improvement would be this: set a deadline for when the total project will be finished. The weather affected the timeliness of my fence repair, and my very demanding work schedule added some challenges. Also, Tony works on multiple jobs simultaneously and this means big jobs can become the priority and the finishing of smaller tasks can be postponed a little
longer than is necessary. Still, I am very pleased with the improvements to my property and plan to hire for future projects.