Two years ago I purchased a home near Avenue and Chaplin that had been constructed in the 1940's and had a proper addition put on in the 1980's. The basement had never been done, it had knob and tube, and it required some immediate upgrades to even qualify for home insurance. Dale took on this project as general contractor, and in the end I am very happy with the outcome. He does things by the book, got architectural drawings done, proper permits and inspections. At the end I have a complete paper trail I was able to show the bank appraiser who replied, "you have a fully legal basement apartment. That is going to add to the property value." And it did. With the nice job they did I was able to attract an excellent renter who recently signed a new contract to rent for the second year. After a year of rental use, the basement is holding up very nicely. He used special sound proofing drywall and insulation so the renter doesn't hear my 3-year old daughter running on the main floor and I hear very little from downstairs.The bathroom is also holding up very well. In fact, that basement he did is now the nicest part of the house.
I was an extremely picky client, quite demanding, and he was very accommodating to my many requests. Even today I still use him when little things need doing, and he usually calls me back within an hour or so when I call. I understand when you do a large project not everything is going to go perfectly, but in the end Dale goes out of his way to stand behind his work, and that is worth gold to me.