My partner knows a little about plumbing, which is really helpful when assessing quotes. Matthew is very professional and friendly and got back to us quickly with a quote for the bathroom and kitchen plumbing rough-ins and venting for our laundry. We got four quotes, ranging from reasonable (Matthew) to ridiculously expensive (larger companies also on this site). Matthew explained what he would do and why, showed up when he said he would, stayed late to finish the job since we were going out of town the next day, and kept to his quote. Don't be deterred if he asks for half the money upfront to buy supplies. He left his tools with us and returned as promised. No problems and excellent service!
My partner and I highly recommend Victorian Restoration Co, which was recommended by a neighbour who had gotten estimates from nine brick repair companies before choosing this father and son operation. Bill Eggonidis and his Dad have been in business since 1979 and it shows. Bill answered all of our questions, explained exactly what he would do in his quote (which was very reasonable), gave us the addresses of previous exterior work he had done, and came when he said he would. They did a beautiful job of removing the paint from the front exterior of our brick building, cleaned the brick, and replaced damaged brick with perfect matches. Neighbours we hardly know have commented on how great it looks. Moreover, long after we had paid them, we called Bill to ask where they had gotten the replacement bricks they used. Not only did he call us back, Bill dropped by with a sample brick!