We have met many tradespeople over the years and were particularly impressed with George of Titan Carpentry. At the first meeting, he provided pages of photographs of previous custom work and written recommendations from previous clients along with phone numbers so that we could chat with them about their experiences if necessary. The design process seemed to be just as important to George as the finished product as he built a mock up of our shelves so that we could see how they would look before he built the final product. This was incredibly helpful as we were not sure about height, number of shelves, etc.
The custom playhouse that George designed fits like a glove in our backyard and the kids enjoy it very much. George spent time to research the appropriate setbacks, permits, etc. so that we would not run into trouble with our neighbours. I am particularly impressed with the followup from George over a year later inquiring if there are any maintenance issues with the playhouse that need to be dealt with.
Although George was not the least expensive option, his jobs came in at the estimated price with no surprises. We were not competing with other jobs for George's time as he schedules his work so that he starts one job after he completes another.
I only wish George lived closer to our cottage so he could help us out there!