We received MANY quotes from masons, many of whom we found on homestars, and decided to go with Mike. The main reason was that we got a good vibe from him, but more specifically we found him to be the most responsive, respectful, professional, and easy to deal with. We had a complicated situation with our house. The brick in the front of our house (including the front wall, porch walls and columns) had been clad in cement by previous owners. We removed the cement and in the process damaged the brick (unavoidable given that the cement was applied directly to the brick). Mike had the most realistic, sustainable and cost-effective solution. In the end, we decided to remove and replace the bricks at the front of the house, and tear down and replace the porch walls and columns with wood (hired a carpenter to rebuild in wood). Mike was delivered on all our expectations: he was courteous, professional, meticulous and a pleasure to work with. The new brick blends in with the rest of the house almost seamlessly and it looks like it's always been there. We continue to receive compliments on the brickwork and have already recommended to many neighbours. My only regret is that I wasted as much time as I did getting so many other quotes before finding Mike - I wish he was the first one that I had called. He was the last, though, and I am so happy we finally did find him.