One Time Restoration did quality work with a major open concept renovation - removal of walls, installation of a steel beam (engineering specs include) and new kitchen (kitchen and installation contracted separately). As the general contractor, Walter, had surrounded himself with experienced, professional tradesmen - electrician, plumber, tiller, plasterer, etc.
Time for the project was set at 6 weeks and eventually extended to 14 weeks. Allowing 4 weeks for engineering and beam sourcing and preparation; this still leaves One Time 4 weeks over schedule. Balancing to many jobs seemed to be the reason for this with many weeks of only 2 or 3 days on site.
Since this is a learning process and usually only a once in a life time project for the client; I would highly recommend the following:
1. In your quote get detail to material and labour break downs.
2. Record daily the number of workers and hours worked. This is more difficult for trades; especially when you may ask for something additional not in the original contract.
3. Get a price quote for any additional work before work is started or materials bought.
If you follow above then I could highly recommend One Time Restoration.