I was very unhappy with my experience with Dean Bye of Steel Hammer Construction and Orchid Painting. At first, he seems friendly and accommodating, but in my case he very quickly proved to be unreliable and not able to live up to his promises.
I arranged to have him do some exterior work at my house, and he was very quick to ask for a deposit, which I paid. Immediately, he knocked a few holes in my concrete, claiming he had to air it out. That was the majority of the work that would be done over the next 3 months, and when I voice my concern with the lack of progress, he offered only excuses. Constant excuses. I believe he suffered a car accident, two other injuries and a death in the family during the few months he was supposed to be working on my house.
When I finally stated that I wanted to settle up for work done, and move on, he agreed to provide with with a total owing within one week. My expectation was that the work done was worth less than the deposit I had paid. After one week he just offered more excuses. When I mentioned the word lawyer, Dean became aggressive and got in my face. I've had to go to small claims court to try and recoup my money. I would not recommend Dean at all.