Hired this contractor in April 2018 because he was a friend of a friend, despite reading a negative review. In May, he gave me several excuses for the delay in material delivery and false promises regarding the date he would start the job. I gave him a $1700 deposit and in late May he asked for $400 more. Finally in June, he delivered a few bags of limestone screening and applied a thin layer over the grass. He then delivered a small number of bricks that he applied over the insufficient amount of limestone. I terminated his services and requested a $1500 refund. I have received $900 and doubt I'll see the rest. Don't hire him.