The work performed by Michael was of good quality. He did go over budget and it did take a lot longer than aticipated, however, he did communicate with us on a daily basis and if he didn't show up, he always called to explain why. He was clean and considerate. The work turned out very well, and frankly compared to all of our other contractors, he was the most reliable. I hired him again to build another deck and open an exterior wall. He did the job on time and was within his orginal quote. Not a penny over. He is good, but needs a short leash and it's important to talk to him on a daily basis. He hired good trades, the electrical work was of excellent quality, and the person he hired to do the plaster mouldings did beautiful work that cost less than we thought (a 1,000 sf room with many angles was $1,600 for large ceiling plaster mouldings).He is not as experienced as some other contractors, but if you're doing a smallish job, or building a deck, I would call him.