We hired Martin Brown at McHenry Windows , Siding and Trim to install 19 double hung windows in our home. He quotes us a very fair price and we agreed to a contract. When we started the job, there was damage and dry rot in the walls that was not apparent in the original quote. Since we had ordered the windows, we were both committed to finish the job. Yes. It was more than we had agreed, but we discussed it at the outset and reached an agreement that was reasonable to both. Sometimes surprises happen and rather than try to find fault, or gain an advantage, Martin and I find a honest, just, resolution that we both could live with. He was excellent on communication, being there when he said. If it rained, he let me know he couldn't work and when he would be back. He had to hire an electrical subcontractor (another surprise) who was also excellent, competent and reasonable in cost. If he had to work on Saturday or Sunday he would be there.
As for work quality, I would give him a 6 if I could. He did things well, is an excellent carpenter, and understands the difference between the minimum and doing the right thing.
Finally, he cleaned the worksite every day after he was done, and if there was risk of rain, stabilized the site to prevent damage.
I would recommend him without reservation