I contracted Shepherd Renos for a smaller project which involved:
Moving the door in our mud room to another wall, residing the outside, installing a closet, rewiring inside of mudroom and exterior, running electricity to garage, and wiring garage).
As it was a smaller job, and not too technical, I was foremost looking for a contractor I could trust, not only in price but to leave alone inside my house all day.
I met with Brett, and was right away impressed with his quiet confidence in the job ahead, but also just seemed like a great guy.
His quote was not necessarily cheaper than another "cheap" competitor, however I felt like Brett would give the job the importance and attention I wanted.
Overall, the project was completed well. Timing took longer than anticipated, but that was out of his control (perhaps manage expectations a bit better ahead of time). Many aspects of the job were done great, and Brett was flexible to changes.
> For honesty and integrity, Brett gets a 10/10
> For skill and workmanship on exterior: 10/10
> For preplanning and pre-noting potential conflicts in design: 8/10
There were a couple design changes that could have been foreseen by an expert hand. Brett did not charge for the ones that were obviously due to a lack of planning.
> For skill and workmanship on interior: 8/10
The interior, which has a need for a finer attention to detail was ok. There were some gaps in the trim, and the painting was not taken with as much care as a real painter (quick sanding down of walls to ensure smooth surface, and heavy application).
But any of my point reductions are minor compared to my primary rating requirements. I would hire Brett again in a second.