Alex Fernandes is a true craftsperson. He would not start the job on our front porch until the weather was exactly right so that the flagstone patio and steps he was installing (with accompanying pillars) would set properly. He first removed old tile (hard to do) from the cement floor of the porch before starting the tile work. He bought carefully matched batches of stone and matched the brickwork to our 100 yr old house exactly. He has since been back once to check his work and says he will be back periodically to do so.