Joe, we look at our beautifully transformed backyard through the window and cannot believe that about a week ago it looked like a war zone. Our backyard is compact - only 500 sq feet. It was not touched for 20 years and obviously cried for renovation.
In search of help, we contacted few contractors this summer. Our realistic expectation was that someone will put us on their waiting list for October-November or next spring. Lockdowns made homeowners overlook their outdoor properties and improve them for better use. Some contractors honestly said that they are so busy that they literally are taking jobs only in their neighborhood, other ones made a fuss about narrow clearance to our backyard entry and did not want to handle the construction using manpower. When we met Joe, he pointed on manual labor as well but he did not hesitate to do some of the work manually and did not make a big deal about it, he gave us good recommendations regarding material, explained the project major steps, and possible hidden obstacles which he could not address before the construction area cleaned up.
When he said that he could squeeze us into his summer schedule, we did not believe it, and yet less than a month later our backyard, front porch, and the entrance of the house have been completed!!!
As a contractor Joe hit all our checkmarks - he always contacted us on time, provided information as promised, answered all our questions, performed a professional job, cleaned up the working site at the end of each day, and not once showed his people skills by talking to our immediate neighbor.
Thanks to Joe and his team we have time for planting new trees this season and enjoy our backyard with family and friends.
We would highly recommend these guys.