We hired Tom to help finish our basement after seeing his sign in the neighbourhood, and after he completed a plaster repair job which was done well.
He built us a new custom staircase down to the basement, framed several interior walls with door frames, and drywalled, taped and mudded the walls and ceiling. He also installed a new light at the top of the stairs, and a new main water shut-off too. We also had new electrical and pot lights going in at the same time, which we had no trouble coordinating with his work.
He spent about two hours with us to to define our requirements and come up with an estimate, and the price was reasonable compared to other contractors we found on Homestars. He works on a "first come, first serve" basis so it was several weeks between paying the small deposit and starting the job because of delays on other jobs and an illness that prevented him from working, but once he started everything went very quickly.
The only caveat I would add is that if you want something specific done, it should be spelled out in the contract - don't assume that it's included (like adding leveling sloping ceiling joists with shims before drywalling). However, on the whole we are very happy with his work and would hire him again.