I hired LD Decorating (Lee) to help with the renovations to my new home. Lee came highly recommended from a few of our friends and we were comfortable proceeding with Lee & his crew. Overall, I was satisfied with the reliability and professionalism that Lee & his crew demonstrated. However, the quality of the work just wasn't there which made the job quite stressful. For example, we had to get Lee's drywall finishers back 4 times to fix the same areas that weren't done properly the first time. Baseboards that were installed in the upstairs of the home were installed too low for carpet to go under and were not nailed to the walls properly the first time (second time they got it right, kinda).
On the plus side, Lee's tile contractor did an amazing job with the floor tile. I was blown away at the quality of the installation.
Having said that, at no point did Lee ever leave me hanging. If there was an issue, he came right away to correct the problem and did so without complaint. Again, he was a total professional.
I always got the feeling that Lee was scheduling too many jobs at the same time which seemed to place a big rush on his crew to get the jobs done fast. My suggestion to them would be to slow down - if you just took a bit more time to do the jobs right the first time there wouldn't be a need to rush around and fix mistakes 2, 3 or even four times!
My recommendation comes with an asterisk - make sure you can supervise LD's crew when they're doing the work so you don't run into issues down the road.