Nicolas was a gentleman, and an honest one. From start to finish, the experience was pleasant. He knows his trade.
I needed someone to remove the rust from my front porch railings and to prime and paint them.
When I first spoke with him, Nicolas was very polite and diplomatic. He first listened to my needs carefully.
He explained what the work would involve and warned me about certain likely inconveniences or paint issues.
Unlike with other tradesmen, he offered an itemized estimate, which CLEARLY indicated how much every part of the labour and materials would cost. Most other tradespeople seem to just gloss over that part.
He showed up exactly when he said he would. He did the work just as he said it would need to be done. The work was excellent, and I'm very happy with the results and the price, (which was very fair). Have I mentioned that I'm known for being fussy?
I would definitely hire him again for any painting/drywall/patching job where his skills were appropriate.
I wish there were more tradespeople who were like this.