We wanted to transform our partially finished, 1970s-style basement into a bright, livable space that we could potentially use as an in-law suite. We met with several contractors, but we were impressed by Ylber's attention to our whole house. He saw the potential to fix other ongoing issues in our house as part of the basement reno. For example, our second-floor rooms were always cold in the winter, so Ylber recommended several solutions that could be carried out while the basement walls and ceilings were being installed. And we really liked his collaborative approach to the design of the space. He was very patient and made sure we ended up with the space we wanted.
In addition to Ylber's crew of workers (all lovely guys), our reno required the work of a heating/cooling contractor, electrician, and asbestos removal company. The people he worked with were all top-notch, and brought expertise and professionalism to the job. They arrived at our house punctually at the established times, and worked diligently until the work was complete.
Price-wise, his estimate was competitive with the other contractors we spoke with, and we stayed within our budget. There were no surprise costs, and Ylber made sure we were absolutely satisfied before accepting final payment for the work.
Overall, it was a pleasure working with Ylber. He's an honest, friendly, resourceful guy, who clearly enjoys his work and takes pride in it. I have recommended him to numerous friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and would not hesitate to hire him again myself.