smalltownsocks on Houzz
8 years ago
02/04/2013, 14:31 PM
I hired Mark to remodel my kitchen. The kitchen was still 90% original from 1979 and needed a lot of work. He provided me an estimate prior to being hired that was highly detailed and accurate and included all my ideas. I knew from the first meeting, he would be the person I hired based on his honesty, creativity and kind natures. This was a complete kitchen remodel including, changing the wall structure, new floors, new cabinets, new counter tops, movement of major appliances (which required updating water lines and the electrical lines), new sink, fixtures and backsplash. During the entire process, Mark reviewed my thoughts on the design and provide helpful, creative and new ideas. Many times, I felt his ideas worked better for my kitchen. One example in particular was my desire to have a drop-down island hood. Mark took the time to measure the dimensions and was willing to install this for me. He suggested a recessed hood to maintain a more open feel in the kitchen and avoiding closing in the space I had just worked so hard to open up. With some help looking for ideas, we found the perfect hood that incorporated the look, but maintained the openness I desired. He also found ways to use green or re-usable materials. This included an old metal door (that needed some special attention) to become my pantry door sliding on an old barn slider. It is an amazing eye catching feature that I still love. He was able to listen to all my ideas and only enhance them as we worked through every step of the kitchen design.
Mark estimated the project to take 6 weeks and stayed on schedule (even when a family emergency had to pull him away -- which he checked with me first to ensure his absence wasn't going to cause me hardship). This included scheduling work with other professionals (electrician, tile guy, plumber) and maintaining their schedules. I never had to worry about a thing. I chose to live in my condo while this work was being done. Mark was respectful of my schedule and worked during the hours I was away at my job. He also cleaned every day to where it was barely noticeable that major construction was being done in my condo. He took every precaution to protect all my belongings in adjacent rooms from damage and even dust. The whole experience was amazing. Everyone in the building has wonderful things to say about his character and professionalism during the construction process. A few of my neighbors were even unaware that I was having work done because he was so clean and never created a disturbance to other residence.
All in all the experience was amazing. I couldn't find enough kind and wonderful things to say about Mark or the experience with the remodel. It's been two years and I am still in love with my kitchen. It has held up to daily use and big parties with no signs of wear. The beauty and quality of my kitchen speaks wonders to the type of work Mark provides. When I am ready for my next remodel, he will be the first person I call......and until then my first recommendation for anyone looking for work.
Thank you Mark for such a perfect kitchen! You really did help make my dreams come true!