After obtaining quotes from 2 other companies, we hired Heritage Painting. Although they were the most expensive quote, we liked the look of the owner, and his assurances (verbally and in writing) that the work would get done as specified. Specifically, we got a quote on getting the stain put on BY BRUSH and not by spraying, as it absorbs better, and also to stain the underside of the porch, to ensure better wear of the wood. In the end, he never set foot on the job, sending some workers, who proceeded to spray paint instead of using a brush (we knew this, not only from neighbours, but from the fact that they never even cleaned/powerwashed prior to working, so the cobwebs were spraypainted!). They didn't do the underside of the porch at all. We had to call the owner, who came out to look at the job (for the first time), he agreed that it needed to get done, but again, sent someone else out, who, again, spray painted. In the end, just to get rid of him, we paid in full (our mistake, as first-time homeowners), just to not have to deal with it anymore. Do not use this company! Hire an individual, so that the person you talk to is the person doing the work. You'll pay a fraction of the price, and can afford to take a couple of days of work to be home to supervise (another mistake we made!).